All posts tagged: Lakers

Happy Kobe Bryant Day!

Written by Liz Charre, President Happy Kobe Bryant Day! To all Laker fans and most importantly Kobe fans: welcome to the first ever annual Kobe Bryant Day. The City of Los Angeles announced on Monday that August 24th will now be known as “Kobe Bryant Day” to honor the black mamba’s success and dedication to the Lakers basketball team. August 24th was chosen to honor his two jerseys: 8 and 24. He started off his career with the Lakers as #8 and later switched to #24. Regardless of which jersey he wore, he remained dominant on the basketball court. Let’s take a flashback. Kobe scored a high of 60 points in his final game. He was also the first player in NBA history to have scored 60 points in his final game with a team. Because of all his amazing accomplishments, Los Angeles will have the opportunity to celebrate, acknowledge, salute, and thank Kobe Bryant for his faithful 20-year commitment to the Lakers organization. Thank you, Mamba! How will you celebrate Kobe Bryant Day?

Lakers fire Head Coach Byron Scott after back-to-back losing seasons

Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer Laker fans, if this season wasn’t a disappointment one, it just got a lot worse. After serving two seasons with the Lakers, the organization has decided to let go of head coach, Byron Scott. The Lakers have had consecutive losing seasons, this season topping their worst losing record in franchise history. They missed the NBA playoffs for the past few years, only making their last appearance in 2013. They have had several changes to the organization such as firing several coaches, which include Mike D’Antoni and now Byron Scott. For Laker players and fans, it has been a roller coaster ride this past couple of seasons. Now that the 2015-16 season has officially ended for Lakers, they will need to figure out who will become the next head coach of this prestigious organization. Stakes are pretty high for these coaching positions with Kobe Bryant recently playing his final game. Some coaches that have expressed interest in coaching the Lakers have been, assistant coach of the Golden State Warriors Luke …

Hollywood end in NBA season

Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer The NBA season closes off with a Hollywood end as of Wednesday, April 13, 2016. First off, the man of the hour Kobe Bryant with 20 seasons with the Lakers, five-time NBA champion, 18 time All-Star, and 15-time member for the All-NBA Team. As the NBA star entered the Staples Center Arena one final time, the crowd went wild chanting “MVP, MVP, MVP.” Kobe, who has not scored more than 35 points this entire season, showed his determination and strived one last time in his Lakers uniform. He broke the record for most points in his last game passing Wilt Chamberlain. To close his final game, he scored 60 points and won the game for the Lakers. What a great way to end an incredible career. Now, Kobe was not the only person breaking records. The Golden State Warriors made history as well winning the most games in a regular season. The Warriors entered Wednesday night with one win away from breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls record of 72 …

Kobe’s farewell

Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer As the NBA season kicked off about two weeks ago, the Lakers have had a very slow start. They won their first game out of six against the Brooklyn Nets this past Friday night. Sunday was another tough loss as the Lakers faced the New York Knicks and Kobe Bryant’s farewell from Madison Square Gardens. As the slow start continues for the Lakers, could this be Kobe Bryant’s final season? Is Kobe really giving up 19 seasons with the Lakers? “If this is the last time, I’m fine with that and I feel at peace with that,” stated the 5-time NBA champion in regards to Brooklyn fans’ tributes to him. As the Lakers continue their season on the road, they will face Miami on Tuesday and Orlando on Wednesday. Kobe will not start against Miami as by stated Byron Scott. “It was a last minute decision.”