Time Up For Byron Scott; Lakers Fire Head Coach

Add Byron Scott to list of big names leaving the Los Angeles Lakers this season but his wasn’t of his choosing. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers relieved Byron Scott of his head coach duties on Sunday. The Lakers finished the 2015-2016 season with a dismal 17-65 record so it didn’t take much deductive reasoning to see this coming. Front runners for the position include former Laker Luke Walton, David Blatt, and Mark Jackson as the Lakers look to make a whole new start in the post-Kobe Bryant Era.

Caron Butler Says ‘Thank You’ To Kobe’s Farewell

Wednesday night,  the Black Mamba aka Kobe Bryant plays in his final NBA game ever and legions of fans and peers continue to express their appreciation for the Lower Merion HS standout. The latest adding their voice to the chorus is former Laker small forward Caron Butler. In a thoughtful letter, published by the Washington Post, Butler recalls his time with the Lakers, feeling welcomed by Bryant and what the Mamba means not just to the sport but him specifically. Read the letter in it’s entirety below. … As Kobe Bryant says goodbye, I’d like to say thank you People say that you never get flowers while you can still smell them. So Kobe, on your…

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 Announces Retirement Date Via Open Letter

If you’re a Laker fan like me, the last 5 years have been tough. But, as all great organizations know, it can be feast or famine and unfortunately for the Lake Show it’s been an extended famine. With all the difficulties the team has faced, a stoic faced Kobe Bryant has been at the forefront. But now, after some 20 years in the league, the Black Mamba has decided to hang it up. In a personal, reflective, open letter to basketball, Bryant revealed he will be retiring at the conclusion of the season. Thanks for the memories Mamba. Dear Basketball, From the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks And shooting imaginary Game-winning shots…

Kobe Returns, Lakers Lose -106-94

LOS ANGELES, CA – Kobe Bryant made his return to the Lakers last night after an eight month lay off … and the streets of Los Angeles rejoiced. Unfortunately the celebration was short lived since the Lakers lost to the Toronto Rapters 106-94. But it was good to see Bryant back in action. A little rusty, and a little overweight, Bryant scored nine points and pulled down eight rebounds to contribute to the Lakers final tally. Asked after the game to access his performance, Vino had this to say, “My rhythm is completely out of sync. But this is a start, and I guess a start is good.” Laker haters, enjoy your night, Laker fans, we…

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…

Lakers Get 1st Pre-Season Win

LOS ANGELES, CA – It’s a miracle! In pre-season action, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors 104-95. In what pundits (and fans) have already predicted to be a bleak and miserable season, the Lake Show started off on the right foot by earning their first pre-season victory since 2010. Playing at the Citizen’s Bank Arena in Ontario, Nick Young scored 17 points in 19 minutes, returning Laker Jordan Farmar contributed 12 points and 7 assists while Xavier Henry was on fire off the bench to add 29 points to propel the Lakers over the Warriors. Meanwhile we lay and wait for Kobe to return. Bryant took off for Germany to have some super bionical…

Lakers Go Hollywood With New Jersey

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Lakers are in the black. Not money wise, although they probably are, but uniform wise. The Lakers officially unveiled Wednesday their new black “Hollywood Nights” alternate jerseys. The jersey’s front features the word “Lakers” and the jersey number in purple with gold trim. The back features the player’s name in block purple letters, and both the name and numbers are in purple with gold trim. The jersey also features purple and gold trim running down the sides. The shorts are a direct match to the top: black with purple and gold trim on the side. “This has been a few years in the process of introducing a black Lakers uniform,”  “In no…

Rumor: Heat vs Lakers Set for Christmas

LOS ANGELES, CA – It looks like the Lakers will be on TV Christmas day (per the usual) and if this is already leaking, a certain Mamba, super achilles heal healer will be playing as well. According to reports, that have not been confirmed since the official NBA schedule has not been released, the Lakers will be playing the Miami Heat on Christmas day in Los Angeles. “Via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Heat will receive their championship rings opening night against the Bulls, and travel to Los Angeles to play the Lakers on Christmas Day. For the Heat, this is their fifth consecutive Christmas Day game.” But like I said, this has not been confirmed since the official NBA schedule…