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Marshall Cruisin’ in L.A. Traffic

L.A. traffic is a way of life, as one of the newest Lakers, Kendall Marshall, has discovered.

What better way to kill some time?

Record a couple Vines:

Multi-tasking at its finest. Driving, recording and incorporating hand motions to the practice facility on the team’s day off (Wednesday).

Showin’ some passion and lip syncing to tunes in traffic.

Some nice camera work and lip syncing to tunes in traffic.

Looks like Marshall has made himself quite comfortable in Los Angeles on and off the court.

Videos: Hall of Famer Dr. Jerry Buss

Quite a weekend it was for Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, who added the title of “Hall of Famer” to his championship reign in Los Angeles.

If you missed it on Lakers.com, we’ve embedded the video of his speech from the Hall of Fame inauguration below, in addition to parts one and two of his Tuesday afternoon press conference from the Bicycle Casino:

Hall of Fame Inauguration Speech

Press Conference Part 1

Press Conference Part 2

Video: 1-on-1 with Matt Barnes

We sat down for a few minutes with Matt Barnes following his introductory press conference with the team to chat on video, discussing his tattoos, days as a All-American high school wide receiver … and of course what it will be like to play for his favorite childhood team.

To view, click play above, or head over to the Lakers.com homepage, where team videos can always be found.

Video: Lakers Top 10 Playoff Plays

The NBA put together a video highlight package (above) of some of L.A.’s best postseason plays:

10) Pau Gasol’s facial off Kobe Bryant’s bounce pass on Phoenix’s Lou Amundson in Game 3 of the Western Finals.

9) Gasol and Lamar Odom swat back-to-back Carlos Boozer layup attempts in Game 1 of the Western Semi’s.

8) Odom strips Suns PG Steve Nash, and feeds Bryant for a breakaway dunk in Game 1 vs. Phoenix as L.A. ran away to victory.

7) Bryant swats Jazz guard Wesley Matthews and feeds Shannon Brown for a transition jam, sealing Game 2 against Utah at STAPLES Center.

6) Gasol tosses a no-look bounce pass to a cutting Kobe for an and-1 layup late in Game 1 against Phoenix.

5) Brown violated Phoenix air space while flying in for a two-handed put-back slam of Andrew Bynum’s missed free throw in Game 3 at Phoenix.

4) Brown was way, way up in the air again, hammering home a one-handed alley-oop from Gasol in Game 6 of the Finals against Boston to put L.A. up by 20 halfway through the third quarter.

3) With L.A. down 94-93 in Game 6 against Oklahoma City, Bryant narrowly missed a fadeaway J, but Gasol was there to tip the ball in and win the first round series for the Lakers.

2) Ron Artest charged past Suns forward Jason Richardson to a loose ball when Bryant air-balled a deep three-pointer and flung it off glass to win Game 5 of the Western Finals.

1) A medley of big plays in Game 7 of the Finals against Boston: an Artest strip of Ray Allen and subsequent layup; Fisher’s clutch game-tying three halfway through the fourth quarter

Take a look for yourself, and let us know on Twitter (@Lakers or @LakersReporter) what other plays you’d like to see*.
*Like Bryant’s series of fourth quarter daggers against Phoenix, or Fisher’s three-point bomb to give L.A. the lead late in Game 3 at Utah.

The Lakers on Jimmy Kimmel Live

For the second season in a row the Lakers made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live as the reigning NBA Champions. Click below to see all five parts.


Pau Gasol on NBC’s The Tonight Show

Pau Gasol appeared on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Friday, June 18.

Gasol talked to Leno about his concern after trailing at the end of the first half, the Celtics/Lakers rivalry and going into a game seven.

Watch the videos below.



Video Preview: Finals Game 7

Lakers, Celtics, Game 7.

Could there be anything better in basketball?

(No).

For a game that really needs no preview, we still sat down alongside assistant coach Frank Hamblen to break things down for you.

In the final coach scouting report of the season, Hamblen detailed the importance of again controlling the glass as L.A. did so successfully in Game 6, what to anticipate from Boston with starting center Kendrick Perkins out with a knee injury, the all-important matchup between Kevin Garnett and Pau Gasol, the expected impact of Kobe Bryant and more.

To watch, just click play above.

Video Preview: Finals Game 6


Among the way-too-many statistics you might read heading into Game 6 of the NBA Finals between L.A. and Boston: the Celtics are just 1-7 in close-out road games over the last three playoff campaigns.

Lakers assistant coach Frank Hamblen joined us on video to discuss how L.A. can make that C’s mark go to 1-8 on Tuesday night at STAPLES Center.

The discussion began with the paint, which the Lakers controlled in Los Angeles but ceded in Boston, and went over to rebounding, general effort and ball movement.

To watch, click play above, or head over to our Lakers Gameday page.

Finals Video Preview: Game 5


In a 2010 NBA Finals series that has seen the Lakers and Celtics alternate wins from Games 1-4, L.A. sees Game 5 in Boston as its turn to claim a 3-2 edge.

We spoke with assistant coach Frank Hamblen to preview the final game in Beantown, discussing what adjustments the Lakers hope to make from Game 4, how to get Lamar Odom going, how to better get the basketball inside particularly down the stretch and the ways in which L.A. can limit the Celtics’ bench productivity.

To check it out, click play up above.

Video Preview: Finals Game 3


Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons joined us to discuss L.A.’s approach to Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Boston.

He detailed the team’s emphasis on matching up with Boston in transition, ensuring fewer open looks for Ray Allen, pounding the ball inside particularily early and late in the game and getting more production out of Lamar Odom.