Sunday, December 14, 2014

Kobe surpasses MJ as 3rd all-time greatest scorer


Congratulations to Kobe Bryant for surpassing Michael Jordan as the 3rd all-time greatest scorer in NBA history. He entered tonight's game needing just 9 points (32,293). Many guesses were thrown out by fans in the social media spectrum as to how Kobe would score that highly anticipated 9th point - Reverse 360 under the leg left-handed dunk? Three-pointer over five defenders and opposing coach? Behind the rim fade away jumper? Lane thrashing yelling for a foul lay-up?

Needless to say fans were hoping for any of these amazing shots to make the highlight reel but the usual suspect, the cold and sterile free throw line stole the show. Yup, Kobe made things official at the line with his second made free throw. I guess it was apropos given he's scored a lot of his points at the line.

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor presented Kobe with the game ball and everyone in the Target Arena gave the GOAT a standing O. Both his teammates and Timberwolves players hugged Kobe. What an amazing moment for Kobe and the Lakers organization for doing everything within their power to ensure Kobe remained a Lakers for all these years.

As we had assumed last month, we crunched Kobe's numbers and correctly predicted that Kobe would pass MJ on this very night.

Here's the proof: http://lakerliker.com/2014/11/kobe-needs-just-406-pts-to-pass-mj.html

We hope you enjoy what we've designed to help commemorate Kobe's remarkable achievement.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hublot Laker Watches on Every Laker Fans' Christmas List


Hey Lakers fans, have you been naughty or nice? Either way, it's most likely that Santa's skipping your chimney if you added any of these watches on your list.

Any Laker fan would agree that Hublot, the official time keeper of the Los Angeles Lakers makes the finest Laker watches in the world.

Take it from Kobe, Hublot Brand Ambassador, he himself has a watch designed after him called the King Power Black Mamba

Heck the team even chimed in and has a piece designed after their famed franchise called the King Power Los Angeles Lakers.

Both watches are shown above - images obtained from Hublot.com.

My mother always told me, if it doesn't have a price tag then it's probably expensive. While the term expensive is relative, according to my pocket book she's right.

The Black Mamba will set you back $25K and the Los Angeles Lakers team watch will set you back $28K. 

If you had the extra money, could you see yourself spending it on any of these beauties?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Kobe needs just 406 pts to pass MJ


As the season progresses, so do the Lakers' struggles. As Laker fans anticipate win #2, they are also keeping a close eye at Kobe's points.

Arguably the greatest Laker of all time, Kobe and his worldwide fan base look forward to one monumental feat this season - Will the G.L.O.A.T. pass the G.O.A.T. to become the 3rd all-time greatest scorer in NBA history?

As of today, Kobe needs just 406 points to pass Michael Jordan. Moving forward, if Kobe averages his jersey no., he will be in line to pass MJ in 17 games. This leaves us with the prediction that Kobe will make headlines on Dec. 14th in Minnesota against the Timberwolves.

What appears will be this franchise's worst season, this inevitable accolade will be the light at the end of a very long tunnel adding yet another staple to Kobe's legacy.

Regardless of the standings, fans should stay glued to their TV's every time Kobe touches the ball as they are truly watching a legend do magic before his final disappearing act.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Woodcut Artist Loren Kantor's Latest Woodcut Print Inspired By Phil Jackson


Hey Laker fans, local woodcut artist Loren Kantor based out in Hollywood recently carved this original woodcut print inspired by Phil Jackson. This image that we've captured from her blog I'm sure does not give her artistry the true praise that it deserves from up close.

Ms. Kantor is also a gifted writer as you will see when you follow the link to her blog provided just below.


Enjoy!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Julius Randle's 2014 NBA Summer League Highlights



Thanks to Lakers Tribe we were able to find a compilation of Julius Randle highlights from his 2014 NBA Summer League debut.

In the four games he played and started in Julius averaged 13 PPG, 1 BPG, 4 REB,  and 3 TO. 

It's hard not to think about how similar his game is to Lamar's. The only concern we have is this video does not show one splashed jumper. Does Julius have a perimeter game?  

The PF lefty was drafted by the Lakers with their highest pick in franchise history at #7 since James Worthy's No. 1 pick in '82.

Laker fans will have to wait to see how reliable Julius will be once the season tip's off.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Kobe becomes #3 investor for BODYARMOR

http://www.bevnet.com/news/2014/kobe-bryant-invests-in-bodyarmor-becomes-third-largest-shareholder/
Hey Laker fans, we wanted to let you know that Kobe is on the cover of BevNet magazine, the #1 beverage trade in the industry, with Mike Repole from BODYARMOR.

Kobe is the #3 investor of this upgraded premium sports drink which contains more electrolytes, vitamins and coconut water and does not include any artificial colors or sweeteners.

I guess it's safe to say that his Glaceau Vitamin Water days are over.

To learn more about Kobe's big investment click here.

Friday, September 5, 2014

In case you missed it - SI Now talked about Kobe and the state of the Lakers

http://www.si.com/nba/video/2014/08/22/why-kobe-isnt-being-kobe

Sports Illustrated Now recently talked about Kobe's declaration that he is "70 in basketball years", and the state of Lakers this upcoming season

Here is the video - Warning: Content is graphic for Laker fans

Let us know what you think? Do you agree with NBA Writer for SI.com Ben Golliver saying that the Lakers are going to be a bottom 3 or 4 team in the Western Conference?

One thing Laker fans can bet on is that the Black Mamba will enter this season with a refreshed sense of determination and Mamba-like focus to strike once again before leaving a legacy that will always have his name in every GOAT convo.

We all know how Kobe loves to prove critics wrong not by his words but by his actions. Team captain is entering the 2014-15 season with 31,700 career total points with Jordan's 32,292 points (3rd All-time) in arms reach. That's just 8 Toronto Raptor games away from passing.

Now Kareem's all-time leading 38,387 points will take an absolute miracle to pass. Kobe can get close if he remains healthy his last two seasons and if he can some how carry his team into the playoffs to extend his chances. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Lakers Potential Draft Picks

With only six games left in the season, the anticipation for the post-season is sadly gone for Laker fans for the first time since 2005. They can thank injuries, questionable coaching and a forgettable roster filled with more rotations than the Earth's axis.

As we all know with the NBA, what goes down must get a nice draft pick...or something like that. I was never good with cliches.

Here is my take on the possible draft picks for the Lakers if they get lucky:
  1. TJ Warren – Plays good defense at the 3 or 4 and can score.  
  2. Jabari Parker – An athletic small forward who can also put of numbers. 
  3. Andrew Wiggins – Another great shooter that can play the 2 or 3 spot.
  4. Joel Embiid – Defensive monster that can be the next (pre-Laker) Dwight Howard.
  5. Marcus Smart – A solid point guard that any team could use.
  6. Dante Exum – A potential point guard like Lillard?   
  7. Gary Harris - A legit shooting guard with plenty of potential. 
What do you think? Do the Lakers have a pretty good shot at getting one of these top picks?

Author: Loit Kaskla - Site Contributor

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Laker Girls Lunch Date at Carl's Jr.



Because burgers just taste better when an NBA dance team is around, this March and April Carl’s Jr. is bringing back the “Laker Girls Lunch Date” tour, and the Los Angeles Laker Girls are coming to a restaurant near you!

The tour has already kicked off. Throughout the tour two or more Laker Girls will be in-store for one hour to autograph photos and pose for pictures with guests. Visitors will also receive Carl’s Jr. coupons and other prizes. Fans sporting purple and gold will have the chance to score more prizes, including a pair of tickets to a Lakers home game!

Full dates and locations for the “Laker Girls Lunch Date at Carl’s Jr.” tour include:

March 19, 1-2 p.m.: 1670 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90810
March 20, 2-3 p.m.:  1465 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
March 21, 1-2 p.m.: 16101 Harbor Blvd., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
March 22, 2-3 p.m. 40980 California Oaks Rd., Murrieta, CA 92562
March 23, 1-2 p.m.: 2110 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057
March 24, 2-3 p.m.: 1439 E. Gage Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001
March 25, 1-2 p.m.: 2912 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90007
March 26, 2-3 p.m.: 1231 W. Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754
March 27, 2-3 p.m.: 22700 Centerpoint Dr., Moreno Valley, CA 92553
March 28, 2-3 p.m.: 23002 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
March 29, 2-3 p.m.: 7261 Boulder Ave., Highland, CA 92346
March 30, 1-2 p.m. 1001 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90037
March 31, 2-3 p.m.: 5800 Rodeo Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
April 1, 1-2 p.m.: 5701 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, CA 92807
April 2, 2-3 p.m.: 3255 Saviers Rd., Oxnard, CA 93033
April 3, 2-3 p.m.: 2619 Tapo Canyon Rd., Simi Valley, CA 93063
April 4, 1-2 p.m.: 424 W. Los Feliz Rd., Glendale, CA 91204
April 5, 2-3 p.m.: 25536 Barton Rd., Loma Linda, CA 92354
April 6, 2-3 p.m.: 620 W. Foothill Blvd., Rialto, CA 92376 ‎
April 7, 2-3 p.m.: 2022 N. Riverside Ave., Rialto, CA 92377
April 8, 1-2 p.m.: 3801 W. Temple Ave. Bldg. 97, Pomona, CA 91768

For more information visit www.lakers.com/carlsjr.

We hope to see you there!