El Segundo, Ca – The lights were shining bright at the Los Angeles Lakers training center at Health South. The media frenzy was normal on the Lakers practice court set up for the controlled chaos that took place. Every player had time to be under the bright lights and have some fun thinking how will this upcoming season be….
The Los Angeles Lakers missed the NBA playoffs last season which allowed them the pick in the lottery, this year newest pick was D’Angelo Russell of Ohio State. There will be a lot of youth on this year team that should results in some fast paced exciting basketball. Second year lottery pick Julius Randle coming off broken leg in his rookie campaign has been working closely with Metta World Peace.
For the last 20 seasons media day has had the presence of the Kobe Bryant aka the Black Mamba. Kobe looked excited for this season with all the youth on his team. He felt that this year he knows what his body can do and how to be the most effective. Most reporters wanted to know if this will be Kobe final year, he said “I’ve got enough to think about other than retirement” So don’t count out Kobe be back for his 21st media day next year with head coach Byron Scott.
Brandon Bass PF Tarik Black C Vander Blue SG
Carlos Boozer PF Anthony Brown SF Jabari Brown SG
Kobe Bryant SG Dwight Buycks PG Jordan Clarkson PG
Michael Frazier II SG Roy Hibbert C Jonathan Holmes F
Marcelo Huertas PG Ryan Kelly PF Larry Nance Jr. PF
Julius Randle PF D’Angelo Russell PG Robert Sacre C
Robert Upshaw C Louis Williams SG Metta World Peace SF
Nick Young SF
All Photos by Jordon Kelly