Tag: Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers Sign Markieff Morris, Hoping He’ll Switch Out with Brother Marcus During Games

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Gearing up for the postseason, the Los Angeles Lakers waived former All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins to make room for Markieff Morris, meaning that Morris will play in the same city as his twin brother Marcus, who came to the Clippers in a trade deadline deal with the Knicks. The Lakers tell The Second String that this move is meant to help the team beat their crosstown rivals in the playoffs, as they hope Markieff and Marcus will switch teams during the games.

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Zion Williamson Surprised to Be Living Up to Expectation of Being First Overall Pick

by Alex Poletti
Photo by The Athletic

After scoring a career-high 31 points in a 138-117 victory over the Portland Trail Blazer, Pelicans superstar Zion Williamson admitted to reporters that he did not expect to be living up to the hype of being the first overall draft pick in 2019. Continue reading “Zion Williamson Surprised to Be Living Up to Expectation of Being First Overall Pick”

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Usually, the mission of The Second String is to poke fun at the world of sports, the media and the players. Today, however, the sports world is in mourning over the unexpected passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Above all else, we are sports fans, and as such we know that today isn’t the day for comedy. Continue reading “Remembering Kobe Bryant”

Zion Williamson Proves Skeptics Right by Spontaneously Combusting Within First Minute of Debut

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Chris Graythen /Getty Images

Critics of Zion Williamson got the last laugh on Wednesday when the 2019 first overall pick spontaneously burst into flames within the first minute of his NBA debut in New Orleans. Despite the unfortunate start, the Duke alum still managed to score 22 points, including 17 straight in the fourth quarter. Continue reading “Zion Williamson Proves Skeptics Right by Spontaneously Combusting Within First Minute of Debut”

Dinner with Vanessa Hudgens Gives Kyle Kuzma First Rebound of Season

by Alex Poletti
Photo by ESPN

Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma finally added a rebound to his stats this year by having dinner with “High School Musical” star Vanessa Hudgens just one week after she broke up with former Disney star Austin Butler.

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Tension in Lakers Locker Room After LeBron James Gifts Anthony Davis Razor for Christmas

by Alex Poletti
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Christmas morning was fraught with tension for the two Los Angeles Lakers stars, as LeBron James got his teammate Anthony Davis a razor for the holidays, which the former Pelicans big man didn’t appreciate at all.

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Bronny James Fans Excited to See Son Put Up Vintage LeBron 2018-Lakers Numbers

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Nicholas Koza

Tuning in across the nation, fans of future NBA star LeBron James Jr. waited eagerly to see how the basketball legend’s son would fare under the bright lights of an NBA stadium in Dallas. Junior did not disappoint, putting up two points in a showing reminiscent of the second half of his father’s 2018-2019 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, when he was injured and couldn’t play.

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