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Byron Scott labels the Los Angeles Lakers ‘soft’ following blowout loss to the Clippers

Chris Paul driving vs. Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Given their 11-25 record this 2014-2015 NBA season, it’s not surprising to expect some frustration coming from the Los Angeles Lakers’ organization.

On Wednesday night the Lakers suffered a one-sided 114-89 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers, marking their fifth straight defeat to their hometown rival.

Kobe Bryant says he’s not alright with Tim Duncan possibly passing him with 6 rings

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Kobe Bryant continues pushing towards recovery and speaks on his latest training efforts

Kobe Bryant with Jerry West (Photo: Instagram.com)

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According to a report from CaliVix.com, Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant is beginning to step up his workout routine.

Despite not providing fans or insider with a timetable on his return, Bryant did express optimism towards his comeback.

Bryant suffered a torn Achiles this past April and has been working towards recovery.

“I feel pretty good, I’m stepping it up,” Bryant claimed. “I’m looking forward to practice and seeing what I can do from a conditioning standpoint, rev it up a little bit.”

Kobe Bryant asks Floyd Mayweather ‘Who do you got left to fight?’

Floyd Mayweather and Kobe Bryant in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson 

On the surface, there wasn’t anything particularly fascinating about the Sacramento Kings’ 104-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in their preseason encounter at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this past Thursday evening.

Led by star center DeMarcus Cousins’ 16 points and 12 rebounds, the Kings overcame a 50-48 halftime defecit with a big rally in the fourth quarter as the Lakers failed to executive down the stretch.

In the Lakers’ locker room afterwards, things were business as usual, as key members from the team expressed gratitude for the early learning lessons of the preseason as well as showing anticipation towards what the regular season will hold.

It was only when one was able to take a walk down the hallway of the MGM Grand Garden Arena that you could see some magic happening behind the scenes.

Relaxed and dressed in a grey hoodie, Lakers’ team captain Kobe Bryant could be seen talking casually to his friend and fellow sports titan Floyd Mayweather, the man regarded as the best active boxer on the planet.

There’s little debate as to the impact each man has had while honing their respective crafts over the years.

A 15-time All Star and five-time NBA champion, Bryant is regarded as one of the most gifted and fiercest competitors to ever step on the court.

Having amassed a professional record of 45-0 with 26 knockouts and having won titles in five weight classes, Mayweather is the face of boxing and is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time.

Despite all of the star power in the room, the conversation was completely casual and it was simply an interesting study to see each man completely subdued and nonchalant with one another.

As Mayweather spoke to Bryant, he was surrounded by his personal security and some of his close friends.

At 36 years old, Mayweather is coming off of another virtuoso performance, as he outclassed Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez over twelve rounds on Sept. 14 in a junior middleweight title unification.

Leading up to the fight, Alvarez was hyped up to be a legitimate challenge, something that Mayweather attempted to explain to Bryant in the wake of his latest rout.

“They said the boy was built for this,” Mayweather said. “Well, put him in front of me and let me see. You know experience plays a major key.”

Giving his personal thoughts on the match, Bryant revealed that he knew beforehand what exactly was going to take place.

“I had my kids watch the fight,” Bryant added. “I said ‘Listen, you’re about to see a session.’”

At the moment, Bryant is still recovering from a torn Achilles tendon that he suffered this past April but all reports claim he is well ahead of schedule for a hopeful return.

The talk between the two legends turned to basketball, as Bryant looked ahead towards his team’s then-forthcoming trip to China.

“You still traveling?” Mayweather asked Bryant, 35, candidly.

“I’ve got to,” Bryant answered. “I’ve got to stay close to these boys. I’ve got to stay close to them.”

Bryant then took a moment to ask Mayweather a question many have been wondering lately.

“Who are you going to fight?” Bryant asked, pointing towards a boxing landscape that seems to have no ideal opponent for Mayweather at the moment.

“Who do you got left to fight?” Bryant again questioned.

“Who we got left to fight?” Mayweather responded, showing some sarcasm as he gathered his thoughts.

“We’re going to make somebody up,” Mayweather claimed. “Give me one of them undefeated studs and say ‘This is the guy for Floyd.’”

“He may be,” Mayweather would remark of his next opponent. “In another lifetime. But not this one.”

As the conversation came to close, the two men embraced one another.

“Ok Kobe, just text me and let me know,” Mayweather said. “I appreciate you.”

“Of course,” Bryant responded, showing his respect.

Before exiting, Bryant took a few minutes to take some pictures with Mayweather and his entourage, who had being enjoying the moment up until that point.

After some joking around, the two men again locked hands, but not before Mayweather offered up one last sound bite.

“I’ve got to tell you, there’s only two types of people in this world; the players and the haters,” Mayweather said.

With that, the two men went their separate ways, but that brief moment they shared with one another outside of the Lakers’ dressing room was something that won’t soon be forgotten.

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Juan Manuel Marquez speaks after loss to Bradley; slighted by judges? Says a KO was only way to win

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Tim Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Marquez via split-decision; post-fight thoughts from ‘Desert Storm’

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Teddy Atlas had Tim Bradley up by a point; feels Marquez was too busy looking for one shot

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Mike Tyson, Gennady Golovkin, Zab Judah, and others spotted at the Bradley-Marquez fight

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John David Jackson had Juan Manuel Marquez beating Bradley but feels Juan may need to retire

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50 Cent spotted backstage after Tim Bradley’s victory over Juan Manuel Marquez [Bonus footage]

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Juan Manuel Marquez says the Bradley loss hurts as much as Pacquiao; discusses possible retirement

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Joel Diaz responds to Nacho Beristain, claims Marquez couldn’t do ‘anything’ against Tim Bradley

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Nacho Beristain rips Tim Bradley: ‘He’s the only undefeated fighter with two losses’

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Real rap with Floyd Mayweather and Kobe Bryant after the Lakers-Kings preseason game in Vegas

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All-access coverage from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada following the Sacramento Kings’ 104-86 preseason victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, Oct. 10.

In this video we catch up with pound for pound boxing star and five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, as he speaks with Lakers’ star guard Kobe Bryant as they talk life and reconnect.

Lakers’ guard Jodie Meeks looking forward to China trip following preseason loss to the Kings

Post-game coverage from the MGM Grand Garden Arena as Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks speaks following his team’s loss to the Sacramento Kings. Hear what Meeks had to say about the preseason thus far, the team’s upcoming trip to China, and much more

Lebron James comments on Kobe Bryant’s injury plus other celebrity reactions via Twitter

On Friday night, Los Angeles Lakers living legend Kobe Bryant suffered a season-ending injury, as it is likely that he has a torn Achilles.

The news is devastating to the Lakers community, as the team, which is presently in the thick of an intense playoff hunt, facing the likelihood of life without their star player.

Continue reading below for some celebrity feedback to Bryant’s injury.

The Twitter world reacts to the loss of longtime Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss

As reported by various outlets on Monday morning, Dr. Jerry Buss passed today at the age of 8o after his battle with Cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Read below for more reactions from the world of Twitter to hear what everyone is saying of Buss’ passing…

Lakers without Metta World Peace, star suspended one game for hitting Brandon Knight

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The Los Angeles Lakers will be shorthanded tonight against the Brooklyn Nets, as it has been reported that forward Metta World Peace has been suspended one game.

According to a statement released by NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson, World Peace has been suspended one game without pay for grabbing Brandon Knight of the Detroit Pistons around the neck and striking him in the jaw.

The incident occurred during the second quarter of the Lakers 98-97 win over Detroit on Sunday, Feb. 3. Shortly following the incident, game officials reviewed the play on the monitors and declared it a flagrant 1 foul.

That didn’t sit too well with Knight, however, as he complained after the game and asked for the league to review the play.

“The play needs to be reviewed because he definitely threw a punch,” exclaimed the second-year guard from Kentucky “It felt like he threw a punch. That’s why I reacted the way I did. The play was over and he grabbed me around the neck.

“If someone grabs you around the neck, you’re not going to let that happen. You do what you need to get that person off you.”

The suspension comes at a critical time for the Lakers, who are also without center Dwight Howard.

Metta World Peace has been averaging 13.2 points and 5.7 rebounds so far this season.