Magic Johnson is stepping down from his position as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Continue reading Magic Johnson Is Stepping Down as Lakers President of Basketball Operations
Much has been made of where Anthony Davis might go if he were to leave the New Orleans Pelicans. Publicly, AD has continued to say all the right things, even handling the LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s fawning with grace. Continue reading Anthony Davis Reportedly Isn’t Playing for Pelicans Beyond This Season
Although Phil Jackson‘s time running the Knicks didn’t go as well as he might have hoped, he remains one of the most revered coaches in sports history. He employed unconventional and effective methods for connecting with his players, and his triangle offense was revolutionary. It also certainly didn’t hurt that he was able to coach some of the greatest players of all-time, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Scottie Pippen. Continue reading Phil Jackson Speaks on the One Thing That Set Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant Apart
Check out Kobe Bryant AKA The Black Mamba’s jersey retirement ceremony as the Los Angeles Lakers organization retires both number 8 and number 24 into the rafters of the Staples Center alongside Lakers greats!!!
On Tuesday afternoon the Los Angeles Lakers sent a pair of players, Timofey Mozgov and D’Angelo Russell, to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick for Thursday evening’s NBA Draft. The news was first reported by head NBA reporting honcho Adrian Wojnarowski:
On December 5, 2016, on an otherwise ordinary night of NBA action, Klay Thompson dropped 60 points in less than 30 minutes of playing time, becoming the first player in 30 years to do so. It’s not the first time Klay suddenly combusted during a game—his 37-point single-quarter outburst against the Sacramento Kings last year comes to mind. But 60? In under 30 minutes?? That’s efficiency on another level.
The city of Los Angeles has declared that August 24th will be “Kobe Bryant Day.” The announcement was made Monday night, and will cleverly honor both numbers (No. 8 and No. 24) worn by Bryant during his 20-year NBA career.