Lakers embrace social media in their shooting shirts

This isn’t the first time social media has been used in team outfits. The Lakers are taking that with their social media night and it’s pretty neat. I am all for handles being used in warmup clothing and so forth, just not for actual in-game stuff.

#Embrace the future of marketing.

The NBA and Adidas’ desire to produce more sleeved abominations

Yes, NBA and Adidas. Please tell me how these are great designs for a basketball uniform! It is so great to see something so innovative in a sport that demands something like this.

Oh Adidas, you are one of a kind.

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My goodness these are horrible.

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Lakers unveil ‘Stay’ billboards urging Dwight Howard to re-sign in free agency

#KeepD12
He’s bad news and just a bad handful for any team.

Kobe Bryant is retiring if you believe what the Internet tells you

https://twitter.com/WojYahoooNBA/status/336281495406780416

Earlier in the day, Kobe Bryant announced that he would have an announcement. Some speculated that he would announce his retirement, but it actually ended up that he was partnering with a non-profit organization.

But of course, if one fake account makes you believe it to be true, then people will believe it. That forced Bryant to come out and debunk those rumors.

Don’t be a fool. Not everything on the Internet is true.

It’s a shame if this is the end for Kobe Bryant

The last we’ve seen of Kobe Bryant?

The Lakers say that Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles. Bryant himself believes that too. It’s the kind of injury that can sideline a player for over a year. Nobody comes back from the injury the same as they once was before.

I am not a Lakers fans and I can’t stand anything associated with the team. But I know basketball and I respect talented players when I see them. That’s Bryant. Despite his selfish ways and his arrogance, it’s part of what makes him a basketball player you just have to watch. He has been so great for so long that you would think that he could play on forever.

But with this injury, it appears that his days as a Laker could be over. His days in the NBA could be on the same boat.

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Lakers really have no idea what their own history looked like

Great history. Very little attention to detail.

Great history. Very little attention to detail.

So there’s this conspiracy theory about the Lakers going on right now and that unfortunately took away some positives that they celebrated Tuesday.

The team retired Shaquille O’Neal’s number. It was a great gesture. Unfortunately, it reminded me of an issue I’ve had with the Lakers and apparently they did not fix it.

Look at the jersey they used for O’Neal. The name and number are placed in front of the jersey? And look at the other retired numbers. All the fonts are wrong. For such a historical franchise, they really have no one to point out the inaccuracies of these jerseys? Terrible.

But the ceremony was very nice.

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There’s too much fear for officials in the NBA to make the right call

It takes courage to make the right call? What do you mean it takes courage? It’s their job to make the right call.

Here’s my problem. The right call is calling that foul. It doesn’t matter if it was Kobe Bryant. You don’t cost a team the opportunity to tie the game just because of reputation.

I know this has gone on long before today in the NBA but lately, the officiating has been really bad. And to say that an official has to have courage to do the right thing? That is absurd when the foul is so clear. I’m really embarrassed about this. No player is bigger than the game.