Posted April 5th, 2012 in Blog, Lakers by Ty Nowell

This wallpaper is in no way perfect (I can spot three little overlaps at a glace and the image didn’t fit the wallpaper ratio correctly), but if you’re interested in how the #BLACKMAMBATAKESFLIGHT wallpaper came together check out the graphic below.

You can download the wallpaper by clicking here.

Thanks to Harry How of Getty Images for taking three pics that would fit together to make this wallpaper possible.

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Recent Lakers Instagrams

Posted April 3rd, 2012 in Blog, Lakers by Ty Nowell

With the Lakers official Instagram follow numbers shooting up today (we’re knocking on the 100K milestone just a few months after starting it on December 26th) with the Android release it seemed like a good time to spotlight some of the better pics I’ve uploaded to the service.

Kobe hits the dagger three as time runs out against the Nets to seal the Lakers W

Celebrating Bryant passing MJ for second on the all-time scoring list with a single franchise

Trade deadline day farewell to Lakers great Derek Fisher

Andrew Bynum wins his second career Player of the Week award

Metta World Peace seals the Lakers win in New Orleans with the steal

Andrew Bynum has a monster game as the Lakers win in Memphis

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Pau Gasol Time Lapse

Posted March 24th, 2012 in Blog, Lakers by Ty Nowell

Shot this time lapse with Pau Gasol this afternoon at the team’s annual community relations & corporate sponsorship signing session. Pau signs about 200 items over the course of 20 minutes, turned into 20 seconds.

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Lakers Facebook Cover

Posted January 26th, 2012 in Blog, Lakers by Ty Nowell

On 12/30/12 Facebook notified the Lakers (via NBA legal) that us creating a custom facebook cover photo for our fans violated their terms of service. Now that the timeline format is becoming mandatory other teams have started pushing out custom covers. You can get your Lakers version by clicking here.

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@RickyRo24 the Reporter

Posted December 17th, 2011 in Blog, Lakers by Ty Nowell

Blue Jays ace Ricky Romero served as our special guest reporter for the team’s open scrimmage at USC’s Galen Center. After getting over some initial nerves Ricky did a pretty good job interviewing everyone from fans in attendance, to LA sports broadcasting legend Jim Hill, USC star wide receiver Robert Woods and Pau Gasol & Mike Brown.

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Why the Lakers are the Lakers

Posted December 9th, 2011 in Blog, Lakers by Ty Nowell

Kinda crazy that the biggest public Celtics fan in the world would come up with probably my favorite line about the Lakers, but that’s what Bill Simmons did today in his column. It encapsulates the Lakers experience perfectly.

“It’s what Dan Gilbert and the other Overpayers Anonymous owners will never understand. In professional basketball, history trumps everything else. It’s not just about playing in Los Angeles.

It’s about playing for the fucking Lakers.

It’s about following the footsteps of Magic, Kareem, Wilt, West, Baylor and Shaq. It’s about Showtime, Nicholson, the yellow jerseys, the Laker Girls, even that awful Randy Newman song. It’s about that buzz before a big Laker home game, when the place is packed with celebs and eye candy, when you’re the best guy on the team, when you might as well be the king of the world.”

More than any other team, the Lakers have always had the ability to reload on the fly. To get the next big star to want to come and play in LA. It’s made for a pretty interesting five years.

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Christmas Day Opener

Posted December 2nd, 2011 in Blog, Lakers by Ty Nowell

Another Christmas that I’ll be leaving the house early. Sorry mom. #NBAXmas

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Lakers on Google+

Posted November 10th, 2011 in Blog, Lakers by Ty Nowell

The Lakers have a significant social media following on Twitter (2.17 million) and Facebook (10.85 million) and now we’re taking it over to Google+ as well.

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Lakers Shrine

Posted October 20th, 2011 in Blog, Lakers by Ty Nowell

A couple weeks ago Trudell and I headed down to South Orange County to visit David Kohler’s famous Lakers Shrine.

Kohler, the president of SCP Auctions (“Important Sports Memorabilia & Cards”) and a huge Lakers fan, has spent years putting together what’s literally the largest collection of Lakers memorabilia in the world. He invited us down to do a story for the website and the video above is what became of it.

As someone that grew up around memorabilia I was blown away by the amount of authentic and historical pieces that call Kohler’s shrine home. Stuff you can’t even imagine like Wilt Chamberlain’s passport, George Mikan’s glasses, Kareem’s goggles, Olympic uniforms and the original Hall of Fame coins that were used before they switched to the current look in Springfield.

Right now the collection resides in a special room in Kohler’s impressive pad, but hopefully someday there will be an official Lakers Hall of Fame that can house a lot of these items so that fans from all over can enjoy their historical value.

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Auxiliary Playoff Videos

Posted May 14th, 2011 in Blog, Lakers by Ty Nowell

The Lakers playoff run ended sooner than expected but we had enough time to make some fun videos along the way.

Comparing and contrasting the basketball stylings of Andrew Bynum and Lakers head PR man John Black.

All LA Times beat man Brad Turner had to do was hit the rim from the 3-point line… unfortunately that wasn’t in the cards with a full audience in the house and the camera rolling.

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