Kendrick Lamar Latest To Honor Kobe Bryant (Video)

As the celebration, accolades and tears continue to flood in as Kobe Bryant’s final season in the NBA comes to a close, Kendrick Lamar is the latest to contribute to the onslaught of adoration for number 24. A special tribute entitled “Kobe Bryant: Fade to black.” Written by ESPN’s Robert “Scoop” Jackson and mixed with Lamar’s recent release “Levitate” the tribute touches on Bryant’s contributions to the City of LA and the NBA as a whole.

Kobe Bryant Medically Cleared To Practice

LOS ANGELES, CA – And the angels sang, the people rejoiced and cried, and mama cooked a breakfast with no hog. Kobe Bryant has been medically cleared to fully return to the team. He can resume all basketballactivities and doesn’t have any restrictions moving forward with the rehab process from his injury. From Lakers.com: The Lakers got some good news over the weekend: Kobe Bryant has been fully medically cleared to resume all basketball activities. As reported by Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, Bryant has no restrictions on his continued progress in his rehabilitation from the torn left Achilles tendon suffered seven months ago. Bryant made his much-anticipated return to practice on Saturday, where he went through…

Lakers 1 – Clippers 0 In 1st Battle Of LA

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 116 – 103. Sorry Clipper fans, you still aren’t the best team in LA. I know how much you want to be. Since I was doing the BadCulture Radio show, I didn’t have a chance to see my Lakers put a whoopin on our little brothers, the Clippers. Below is the Associated Press report: LOS ANGELES (AP) – Xavier Henry scored a career-high 22 points, Jordan Farmar added 16, and five Los Angeles Lakers reserves surged past the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter for a surprising 116-103 victory in both clubs’ season opener Tuesday night. With Kobe Bryant watching in…

Why Does Bill Russell Have A Gun At The Airport?

SEATTLE, WA – Was the gun made out of basketball leather? CNN reports that 79 year old NBA legend Bill Russell was arrested this week for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle. Bringing a loaded weapon into an airport is one thing, I’d just like to know why Bill Russell specifically needed one. When I think of him I think of Morgan Freeman. I need answers. To read the complete story on CNN, click HERE.  

Lakers Defeat Spurs Without Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES, CA – And the Mamba laid back and smiled… Playing inspired basketball in the post-Kobe era (due to injury not retirement, calm down Kobe haters that have been living under a rock), the Los Angeles Lakers played inspired basketball to defeat the San Antonio Spurs, 91-88 on Sunday. Displaying some of the toughest defense we’ve seen from the Lakers this season and holding the San Antonio spurs to 37.8% shooting, while it wasn’t pretty but it did the job. Dwight Howard finished with 26 points and 17 rebounds with Steve Blake adding 23 points on eight of 16 shooting – 18 of them coming in the first half. Pau Gasol had a dismal…

Lakers Get Win, End 6 Game Losing Streak

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Lakers ended a six-game losing streak with a 113-93 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night. Let the streets rejoice in Los Angeles and pour a shot for your neighbor. Well, give him a beer, it was against the Cavaliers. If the Lakers lost this game, I’d have to go on sabbatical in the outback for a while. The recent ups and downs of the Lake show have caused my mind to wander since their play hasn’t kept me in engaged. In fact, I blame the Lakers for the recent cold weather in Los Angeles. Too many drunken times have I said, the Lakers will lose 6 straight when hell…

Lakers Lose 5th In A Row

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Tony Parker scored 24 points to lift the San Antonio Spurs over the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night 108-105; the 5th consecutive loss for the Lakers. The Lakers, once again, allowed themselves to get too far behind and played poor defense. In a short show of life, they chipped away double-digit leads only for missed 3-pointers from Kobe Bryant and Earl Clark on the final possession. Kobe Bryant had 27 points, Metta World Peace added 23 and Earl Clark 22 for Los Angeles (15-20). Bryant was 10-for-24 from the field, missing a three-pointer on his final attempt that would have tied the game. Clark missed a follow-up three off a long…

Lakers Defeat Washington…So What

The Lakeshow came on the air tonight and managed to perform a full 48 minutes to defeat the Washington Wizards, with a final score of 102-96. Well, the maybe not the entire 48, but long enough to be ahead when the clock ran out. The Mike D’Antoni led Lakers have struggled all season long and this small, and I mean small victory against the NBA’s worst team is just the tip of the iceberg, you should beat the worst team in the league if you’re the Lakers. As the Lakers continue to find their way in the new Run-N-Gun D’Antoni system, they still haven’t developed a defensive mindset and are entirely too old and beat up…

Kobe Reaches 30,000

The Black Mamba reached another threshold in his storied and sometimes tumultuous career as a Los Angeles Laker. Kobe Bryant became the youngest person in NBA history to score 30,000 points against the New Orleans Hornets. Watch the milestone below

Lakers Pick D’Antoni

Yeah man, Laker fans everywhere are wondering how you got here too. So, it looks like the Lakers will no longer be practicing a Zen approach to basketball, but we knew that already. In a surprising twist of fate, Phil Jackson will not be returning to the Lakers as speculated. Instead the front office signed former New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni as head coach. According to reports, D’Antoni will sign a four-year deal worth $12 million. His debut on the court is uncertain due to recovery from recent knee surgery. How will D’Antoni’s non-defensive minded coaching style fit into the Laker organization is the real question. With a strong first 5 but a bench…