Ben McLemore is being asked to shoot threes. Considering everything he has endured, that is the easy part.
Elgin Baylor was an NBA first: an explosive scoring in buckets acrobat who was a box office attraction. By himself, he buried the set shot NBA player and ushered in a new kind of scorer: jaw-dropping dynamic.
The Jerry West gig is up. He’s not Lakers for Life. Maybe he never was.
Kyle Kuzma’s new Lakers deal looks a lot like Jordan Clarksons new Jazz deal.
Marc Gasol was a loyal little brother in the summer of 2015. He refused to join the Lakers in free agency and re-signed with Memphis because of how the Lakers treated Pau. Time heals wounds though. Gasol wants a second ring and joined the enemy.
Trading for Dennis Schröder filled a huge need for the Lakers. And they didn’t have to give up Kyle Kuzma.
Giddy Lakers fans went on a 12-hour spending spree which shattered sales records. Were they the only ones watching the NBA Finals? According to the ratings: yes.
Wake me up when the Lakers win a title. Wait what? It’s been a decade??
LeBron has overcome a lot of challenges. But managing grief, keeping a franchise together, managing bubble life, and winning a title is more than he bargained for when he signed with the Lakers in 2018.
LeBron is 4 wins away from his greatest achievement. Nine months after Kobe’s death, he may reinvent the Lakers into champtions.