Lonzo Ball went off last night for a great all around game. This kid has amazing court vision & he can score.
New foot locker commercial pokes fun at the D’Angelo Russell incident his rookie year. Watch as future NBA star takes advice from last years rookies Karl Anthony Towns & Devin Booker.
Thanks for all the memories you will be missed Bean. I loved the way you played the game. Only a chosen few have that passion & drive. I’m glad you went out with a bang and dropped 60. Check out his career highs vs. every team.
The time has finally come for Dwight to make his decision well at least his 50/50 decision of what teams he has in mind which came down to the lakers & rockets. Dwight ultimately decided to join the rockets a few hours later and announced it via twitter. Kobe had a classic response on Instagram & fans blew up Dwight’s mentions & set his jersey on fire. Here are a few pics best of luck to D12 on his next stop.
Kobe Bryant made a visit to the University of California-Santa Barbara where he answered questions for students in a psychology classroom. At one point, Bryant was asked about his only MVP award in 2008 and he used it as an opportunity to share a story about former teammate Kwame Brown. Brown, the No. 1 overall pick in 2001 by the Wizards’, was traded to the Lakers for Caron Butler in 2005 and played 2 ½ seasons in Los Angeles, where he was often booed at home games. His career fell well short of expectations. Bryant offered a glimpse into how a lack of confidence contributed to his early struggles in his career in a very funny story of Brown’s final game as a Laker. Here’s the video of the conversation.
The Italian club Virtus Bologna has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with Lakers star Kobe Bryant to play in Italy During the NBA lockout. “There’s still some things to arrange but at this point I’m very optimistic. I would say it’s 95 percent done,” is what Virtus president Claudio Sabatini told a local radio station during an interview. A source close to the negotiations said that the sides have settled on a $3 million contract for the opening 40 days says of the Italian league season. The contract would allow Bryant to return to the Lakers immediately if the lockout ends, and should last about 10 games. This deal is not set in stone because it has been yet to be signed. Bryant spent much of his childhood in Italy, and still speaks Italian fairly well. As a Lakers fan I have no problem with Bryant’s decision. But with Bryant being the face of the NBA, this can only strike fear into the hearts of “This lockout is just a publicity stunt” believers. This is starting to get serious and is just another sign that the NBA will most definitely miss games this season.
Here’s a list of some players who have already sign deals to play abroad during this lockout: Leandro Barbosa (Brazil), Nicolas Batum (France), DeJuan Blair (Russia), Wilson Chandler (China), Earl Clark (China), Austin Daye (Russia), Chris Douglas-Roberts (Italy), Jordan Farmar (Israel), Rudy Fernandez (Spain), Danilo Galinari (Italy), Nenad Krstic (Russia), Acie Law (Serbia), Ty Lawson (Lithuania), Kenyon Martin (China), Patty Mills (Australia), E’Twaun Moore (Italy), Mehmet Okur (Turkey), Josh Powell (China), Brian Scalabrine (Italy), Kyle Singler (Spain), J.R.Smith (China), Sash Vujacic (Turkey), Von Wafer (Italy), Deron Williams (Turkey)
Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton was arrested by the FBI Monday night at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana because of his alleged involvement in a fatal drive-by shooting in Atlanta, according to a report in the Associated Press. Crittenton planned to take a red-eye flight to Atlanta to turn himself into authorities before proclaiming his innocence. Before Crittenton could board his flight, he was taken into custody. For more information on the shooting go to: http://welcome2myzone.net/2011/08/28/former-laker-javaris-crittenton-charged-with-murder/
Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton is currently wanted for murder. He has been charged in the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Jullian Jones, a mother of four who was gunned down Aug. 19 on an Atlanta street. Crittenton allegedly killed Jones with shots fired from a dark-colored SUV, police said. Investigators don’t believe Jones was the intended target. Crittenton’s motive appeared to be retaliation for an April robbery in which Crittenton was a victim. He played 113 NBA games (including 22 with the Lakers in 2007-08), and was also a key piece in the trade to land Pau Gasol. Crittenton’s pro career was derailed by a gun-related incident involving Gilbert Arenas in the Wizards’ locker room during the 2009-10 season, leading to a lengthy suspension.