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  • • Towel Kobe Bryant wore during farewell speech sold for insane money
    The towel Kobe Bryant wore over his shoulders during his farewell speech in 2016 and tickets to his final game were sold at auction for more than $30,000, reports CNN's Amanda Jackson. Bryant scored 60 points in his final game with the Los Angeles Lakers on April 13, 2016, and left fans with a speech that ended with, "Mamba out." As he left the court, a fan grabbed the towel off his shoulders and ...2020
  • • LaMelo Ball’s draft stock could be hurt by inability to conduct interviews?
    NBA teams are going face serious obstacles with scouting prospects ahead of the June 25 draft because of the coronavirus pandemic, and that will almost certainly affect the future of some players more than others. That coulf be the case for LaMelo Ball, who could stand to to gain plenty during an interview process that might not take place. Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report spoke with NBA executives w...2020
  • • LeBron James opens up about NBA hiatus, what may come next
    LeBron James has been active on social media to pass the time amid the NBA’s ongoing hiatus for the coronavirus pandemic. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar’s antics have been a welcome distraction during these strange times, although it merits noting he’s been engaged in inspirational acts as well. What James has not done since the league shut down was to speak at any length about the NBA’s unprece...2020
  • • Report: Pistons’ Christian Wood cleared from coronavirus
    Detroit Pistons power forward Christian Wood has been cleared from the coronavirus, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Wood tested positive for COVID-19 on March 14, a week after he faced the Utah Jazz and center Rudy Gobert. The 24-year-old played in the team’s next two games against the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers before the league suspended operations immediately following Gobert’s p...2020
  • • Watch: Giannis has great reaction to girlfriend saying she used to be Lakers fan
    Giannis Antetokounmpo and his girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger held a Q&A on social media Wednesday night designed to give fans an opportunity to learn things about them, but it was actually the Milwaukee Bucks star who made the most shocking discovery. Antetokounmpo read a question from one Instagram follower who asked Riddlesprigger which NBA team she likes the most aside from the Bucks. Riddles...2020
  • • Shaquille O’Neal: 2002 NBA Finals Were ‘Boring’
    Shaquille O’Neal was bored en route to his third consecutive NBA Finals MVP for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002. The Diesel says Nets center Todd MacCulloch didn’t exactly present him with the greatest of challenges. O’Neal averaged a ridiculous 36.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks, completing the four-game sweep in his native New […] The post Shaquille O’Neal: 20...2020
  • • LeBron James thanks UCLA medical staff amid COVID-19 outbreak
    It was just recently that two unnamed members of the Los Angeles Lakers tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). As the pandemic continues to spread across the United States with no end in sight, Southern California has become among the hardest hit regions. While in quarantine under California’s shelter-in-place protocol, Lakers star forward LeBron James took time out of his Wednesday to se...2020
  • • LeBron James’ special ‘Taco Tuesday’ provides meals for 1,300 people in Akron
    LeBron James brought back his legendary “Taco Tuesday” household celebration this week, which was a most welcome diversion amid these unsettling times. Easily outshining the joy elicited by James’ silly video shared on Tuesday is the news that he used his Taco Tuesday gimmick as the inspiration to feed a lot of people back in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Through the LeBron James Family Foundation,...2020
  • • Ex-Warriors teammate gives encouraging Kevin Durant update
    Quinn Cook is providing an encouraging update on the Kevin Durant front. Appearing Friday on NBC Sports Washington’s “Wizards Talk” podcast, the Los Angeles Lakers guard said his former Golden State Warriors teammate Durant is “doing great” in the wake of his positive test for the coronavirus. “He’s good. He’s good,” said Cook. “His spirits are good. K is in great spirits, still being K, man. Low,...2020
  • • LeBron James vows to be a ‘Laker for the rest of my life’
    LeBron James has been spending some time amid the NBA’s hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic — not to mention his self-quarantine and California’s recently announced mandatory stay-at-home order — interacting with fans on social media. While fielding myriad questions about countless subjects on Instagram Live, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar indicated he has no designs whatsoever on ever puttin...2020

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Los Angeles Lakers injury and suspension

  • • LeBron James opens up about NBA hiatus, what may come next
    LeBron James has been active on social media to pass the time amid the NBA’s ongoing hiatus for the coronavirus pandemic. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar’s antics have been a welcome distraction during these strange times, although it merits noting he’s been engaged in inspirational acts as well. What James has not done since the league shut down was to speak at any length about the NBA’s unprece...2020
  • • Report: Pistons’ Christian Wood cleared from coronavirus
    Detroit Pistons power forward Christian Wood has been cleared from the coronavirus, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Wood tested positive for COVID-19 on March 14, a week after he faced the Utah Jazz and center Rudy Gobert. The 24-year-old played in the team’s next two games against the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers before the league suspended operations immediately following Gobert’s p...2020
  • • Celtics' Marcus Smart tests positive for COVID-19
    Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart announced on Thursday that he tested positive for COVID-19. The news came minutes after the Los Angeles Lakers announced two of their players also tested positive. Smart has been self-quarantined since the Celtics announced on March 12 that all players and staff would be tested. Fortunately, Smart said he is feeling good and hasn’t shown any symptoms. The Celtics ...2020
  • • Report: Two Lakers players tested positive for coronavirus
    Two players on the Los Angeles Lakers have tested positive for COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Lakers put players on 14-day quarantine Tuesday and had them undergo testing for COVID-19. The results came back on Thursday, which determined that two players have the coronavirus. The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Thursday that three members of thei...2020
  • • Lakers to undergo coronavirus testing, self-quarantine after playing Nets
    With four players on the Brooklyn Nets testing positive for the coronavirus, there is concern now about the team that they played most recently. Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday that Los Angeles Lakers players will be tested for the disease on Wednesday and have a 14-day period of self-quarantine. The Lakers played the Nets on Mar. 10 in their final game before the suspensi...2020
  • • Giannis Antetokounmpo has hilarious quote about awaiting results of MRI
    Giannis Antetokounmpo was fortunate to avoid a serious injury when he took a hard fall during last Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, but the incident still gave the reigning NBA MVP quite the scare. Antetokounmpo underwent a precautionary MRI after suffering the injury, and the scan revealed a minor sprain in his left knee. A reporter asked the Milwaukee Bucks star on Wednesday if he w...2020
  • • Giannis Antetokounmpo to miss at least two games with 'minor' knee injury
    Giannis Antetokounmpo took a hard fall during Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, but fortunately the reigning NBA MVP avoided a serious injury. Antetokounmpo underwent a precautionary MRI after Milwaukee’s loss to the Lakers, and the Bucks announced on Sunday that the scan revealed a “minor joint capsule sprain of the left knee.” Giannis will miss the remaining two games of the Bucks’ r...2020
  • • Giannis Antetokounmpo diagnosed with sprained knee, will miss two games
    The Milwaukee Bucks did not get the news they were hoping for surrounding reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Two days after suffering a knee injury during Friday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Greek Freak has been diagnosed with a sprained knee. His status will be known within the next week. This could very well be a long-term injury for Giannis. An injury of this ilk normally ta...2020
  • • NBA playoff matchups we'd love to see
    With about a quarter of the regular season remaining, multiple NBA teams have already clinched spots in the playoffs. Both the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors have done so in convincing fashion. However, it’s the lesser-known squads who will likely entertain us early in the postseason. What if Zion Williamson and the Pelicans were to make the postseason? Wouldn’t a first-round matchup against ...2020
  • • Lakers to work out Dion Waiters on Monday
    The Los Angeles Lakers have an open roster spot, and there is a chance they could use it on Dion Waiters. The Lakers are set to work out Waiters on Monday, ESPN reports. Waiters is a free agent after being waived by the Grizzlies, who acquired him as part of a larger trade involving Andre Iguodala. Waiters has only played in three games this season due to multiple suspensions with the Miami Heat. ...2020

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Los Angeles Lakers trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • LaMelo Ball’s draft stock could be hurt by inability to conduct interviews?
    NBA teams are going face serious obstacles with scouting prospects ahead of the June 25 draft because of the coronavirus pandemic, and that will almost certainly affect the future of some players more than others. That coulf be the case for LaMelo Ball, who could stand to to gain plenty during an interview process that might not take place. Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report spoke with NBA executives w...2020
  • • LeBron James vows to be a ‘Laker for the rest of my life’
    LeBron James has been spending some time amid the NBA’s hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic — not to mention his self-quarantine and California’s recently announced mandatory stay-at-home order — interacting with fans on social media. While fielding myriad questions about countless subjects on Instagram Live, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar indicated he has no designs whatsoever on ever puttin...2020
  • • Lonzo Ball has blossomed in first season with Pelicans
    When the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Anthony Davis this past summer, they instantly vaulted themselves firmly into the championship discussion. For Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and Brandon Ingram, the trade to the Pelicans presented an opportunity for a fresh start. Playing for the Lakers, one of the NBA’s most storied franchises, comes with an added weight of expectations. Then when you factor in the...2020
  • • Lakers reportedly offered Alex Caruso in trade package for Derrick Rose
    Alex Caruso is a rock star for Los Angeles Lakers fans, but it was almost curtains for him during last month’s trade deadline. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported this week that the Lakers offered a package involving Caruso and draft-pick compensation to the Detroit Pistons for former MVP Derrick Rose. The Pistons turned down the Lakers’ proposal, however, as they had set a high value on Rose....2020
  • • LeBron James’ 2020 All-Star Game jersey sells for record $630K at auction
    The jersey worn by LeBron James during the 2020 NBA All-Star Game shattered a modern-era auction record when it sold for $630K on Thursday night. Darren Rovell of Action Network shared the news of the record-breaking item, along with a nugget about how the $630K shattered the previous record sale price for a James jersey. The All-Star Game, held at United Center in Chicago last month, pitted Team ...2020
  • • Dion Waiters signs with Lakers for rest of season
    Dion Waiters is joining the Los Angeles Lakers. Waiters and the Lakers have agreed on deal for the rest of the season, Shams Charania reported on Thursday. Waiters worked out for the team on Monday, along with J.R. Smith. Waiters’ workout with the team reportedly went well, and there were signs all along that he would end up joining the team, which turned out to be the case. Waiters has history wi...2020
  • • Lakers, Dion Waiters Agree to Deal
    The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a deal with free agent guard Dion Waiters, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Waiters will fill the roster vacancy created by the release of Troy Daniels. Waiters last saw action with the Miami Heat but was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies after they acquired him at the […] The post Lakers, Dion Waiters Agree to Deal appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • LaVar Ball says Pelicans will beat Lakers in first round of playoffs
    LaVar Ball was once again given a forum to make his outlandish statements and predictions on Tuesday, and the Big Baller Brand founder did not disappoint. Ball discussed all three of his sons during an appearance on FS1’s “UNDISPUTED,” and he was asked about the potential of his oldest son Lonzo facing Lonzo’s former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, in the playoffs.  The New Orleans Pelicans entered ...2020
  • • All parties should be satisfied with the Anthony Davis trade
    It's clear how the Anthony Davis trade worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Pelicans are also in a much better place going forward....2020
  • • LeBron James offers extremely high praise of Ja Morant
    LeBron James had nothing but high praise for Ja Morant after facing the rookie’s Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. Morant scored 27 points and added 14 assists in Memphis’ 105-88 win over James’ Los Angeles Lakers. That was a huge win for the Grizzlies, who are contending for the final playoff spot in the West. The excellent performance, coupled with Morant’s play all year, led to praise from James a...2020

Los Angeles Lakers stats

  • • Kobe Bryant memorabilia up for auction
    Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman's Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April....2020
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 24 in Warriors debut, but LeBron’s dagger wins it for Lakers
    • Andrew Wiggins scores 24 in Warriors debut, but LeBron’s dagger wins it for Lakers
    LeBron James leaned on his supporting cast to carry the load until he heated up in the second half and finished with 22 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 125-120 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night....2020
  • • Davis scores season-high 50 to lead Lakers' win
    Anthony Davis had a season-high 50 points and the Los Angeles Lakers improved to a league-best 21-3 with a 142-125 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night....2019

Los Angeles Lakers kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • LaMelo Ball’s draft stock could be hurt by inability to conduct interviews?
    2020
  • • Watch: Giannis has great reaction to girlfriend saying she used to be Lakers fan
    2020
  • • LeBron James thanks UCLA medical staff amid COVID-19 outbreak
    2020
  • • Lamar Odom wishes he could ask Kobe Bryant for advice on recent fan backlash
    Lamar Odom has recently been hearing some criticism from fans who are unhappy that he pawned his Los Angeles Lakers championship rings, and the former NBA star wishes one of his closest friends were still around to give him advice on how to handle the situation. Odom and Kobe Bryant were close friends during their time playing together and after it ended, and Odom told TMZ this week that he is hur...2020
  • • Frank Vogel explains DeMarcus Cousins’ continued presence with Lakers
    DeMarcus Cousins was officially waived by the Los Angeles Lakers this past weekend, but he’s still spending time around the team anyway. Cousins continues to rehab a torn ACL, and according to coach Frank Vogel, that will continue as the center is part of the “family.” Relations between Cousins and the Lakers appear to be very good despite his recent release. The Lakers simply needed a roster spot...2020
  • • Giannis Antetokounmpo would love to team up with brothers in ‘L.A., Milwaukee, whatever’
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently scheduled to become a free agent following the 2020-21 season, and there has been a lot of talk about him potentially leaving the Milwaukee Bucks. The reigning NBA MVP has made it clear that loyalty is important to him, but could it be loyalty to his family that dictates Antetokounmpo’s future? Giannis and his older brother Thanasis are currently teammates in Mil...2020
  • • Dwyane Wade will ‘absolutely not’ join LeBron James on Lakers
    Dwyane Wade is settling nicely into retirement after hanging up his sneakers for good after last season, and even the lure of teaming up with a former pal to make a run at another NBA title doesn’t move the needle whatsoever as it relates to staging a comeback. In what was essentially a question that needn’t be asked, Scottie Pippen asked D-Wade about any possibility of joining LeBron James on the...2020
  • • LeBron James: ‘A lot of factors’ will play role in Olympics decision
    LeBron James unsurprisingly was among the players listed on Team USA’s initial star-studded list of finalists for the 2020 Olympics roster.  While the Los Angeles Lakers star presumably would love to represent his country again after winning gold at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games — he was not on the 2016 U.S. roster that also won gold, declining to participate after leading the Cavaliers to an NB...2020
  • • Watch: LeBron James speaks from heart in speech honoring Kobe Bryant
    Only one player spoke during the pregame ceremony honoring the late Kobe Bryant, and it was LeBron James. The current Los Angeles Lakers star had a piece of paper with his speech written down, but he put it aside and said he was going to speak from the heart instead. James began by recognizing each of the nine people who died in Sunday’s helicopter crash. He spoke about family, what Kobe meant to ...2020
  • • California couple create massive Kobe Bryant mural in grass field
    A California couple utilized technology developed by their company to create a massive tribute to the late Kobe Bryant in a grass field. Measuring 115 feet long and 92 feet wide, the mural depicts the Los Angeles Lakers icon in uniform, smiling and holding a basketball. It is located in Pleasanton, Calif., and of course can only be seen from the sky. The mural was the brainchild of Kelli Pearson a...2020

Top Los Angeles Lakers news

  • • Statement From the Los Angeles Lakers
    Two Lakers players have tested positive for COVID-19. Both players are currently asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of the team’s physician....2020
  • • Celts' Smart, two Lakers latest to test positive
    Celtics guard Marcus Smart and two Los Angeles Lakers players were the latest in the NBA to test positive for the coronavirus....2020
  • • Lakers Waive Troy Daniels
    The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on guard Troy Daniels, it was announced today....2020
  • • LeBron James Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Month
    Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for games played in February, it was an...2020
  • • Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash In California; Five Confirmed Dead
    Tragedy has struck not just the NBA, but the entire sports world. Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday... »...2020
  • • Lakers Sign Markieff Morris
    EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Markieff Morris,...2020
  • • Remembering Kobe Bryant: Relentless, curious and infinitely complicated
    The Los Angeles Lakers legend was a man with limitless possibilities....2020
  • • Anthony Davis Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week
    EL SEGUNDO – Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games...2019
  • • LeBron James Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week
    EL SEGUNDO – Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games...2019
  • • LeBron James Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week
    EL SEGUNDO – Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been named NBA Western Conference...2020

Los Angeles Lakers schedule, game

  • • Watch: Giannis has great reaction to girlfriend saying she used to be Lakers fan
    2020
  • • Lakers decide to test players for the coronavirus
    With the news on Tuesday of four Nets players testing positive for the coronavirus, the Los Angeles Lakers decided to get tested on Wednesday morning, reports Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. According to the report, the tests were not mandatory for the players and none of the Lakers’ coaches were tested. The players who were tested that were still in the L.A. area are hoping to get resu...2020
  • • Patrick Beverley on guarding LeBron James: ‘No challenge’
    Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley talks a big game. We already knew that heading into Sunday’s outing against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. But Beverley might want to mute himself to an extent after he dropped just two points on 1-of-3 shooting in Sunday’s 112-103 loss. The talkative point guard was asked how challenging it is to guard James. His response was pretty much on br...2020
  • • Giannis Antetokounmpo to miss at least two games with 'minor' knee injury
    2020
  • • Report: Lance Stephenson in 'strong talks' to join Pacers
    Lance Stephenson may be returning to the NBA in the same place where it began for him. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Indiana Pacers are in “strong talks” to sign Stephenson, who is currently playing in China. Stephenson last played in the NBA last season, where he logged 68 games for the Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged a modest 7.2 points in 16.5 minutes per game for them. Steph...2020
  • • NBA playoff matchups we'd love to see
    2020
  • • Four NBA teams to watch down the stretch
    It has been all about top-end contenders around the NBA this season. Most would love to see the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Milwaukee Bucks in the Finals. However, there’s a number of under-the-radar teams who have proven themselves to be must-watch television. Rookies Ja Morant and Zion Williamson have led their respective squads into playoff contention. Another team back East in that of the M...2020
  • • LaVar Ball says Pelicans will beat Lakers in first round of playoffs
    2020
  • • Sixers' Richardson (concussion) out Tuesday
    Philadelphia 76ers guard Josh Richardson, who suffered a concussion in Sunday's game, is out for Tuesday's matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers....2020
  • • LeBron James offers extremely high praise of Ja Morant
    2020

Los Angeles Lakers rumors, scandals

  • • Watch: Giannis has great reaction to girlfriend saying she used to be Lakers fan
    2020
  • • LeBron James blasts MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred over Astros scandal
    Imagine that. NBA superstar LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has an opinion on the entire Houston Astros cheating scandal. We’re surprised in that he’s usually such an introvert. Either way, the three-time NBA champion decided to take to social media on Tuesday and blast MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred over the entire Astros sign-stealing scandal that has plagued baseball over the past several ...2020
  • • 2020 NBA Trade Deadline Primer: Los Angeles Lakers
    With the new year now finally upon us, speculation ahead of the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline is in full swing. Whether Los Angeles Lakers fans are in consensus about what the team ought to do before the Feb. 6, 2020 cut off or not, anticipation mounts across all fanbases that there will be fireworks. In […] The post 2020 NBA Trade Deadline Primer: Los Angeles Lakers appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • Grieving Carmelo Anthony won’t play against Lakers tonight in L.A.
    The Portland Trail Blazers are set to take on the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Friday in what will undoubtedly be an emotional night, and Carmelo Anthony has decided not to take part. Anthony has been ruled out for Friday’s game due to personal reasons, and Shams Charania of Stadium has confirmed the speculation that Anthony will not play in the game because he is grieving the loss of K...2020
  • • MRI on Anthony Davis’ back comes back clean
    The Los Angeles Lakers and star big man Anthony Davis had to be concerned. Davis was seen down on the hardwood in pain during Tuesday night’s game against the New York Knicks after landing hard on his lower back. The likely NBA Defensive Player of the Year was later seen leaving the Staples Center on a bed, leading to speculation that this injury might be serious. Everyone in Los Angeles can now e...2020
  • • NBA trade candidate watch: Pacific Division
    Over the course of the 2019-20 NBA season, up until February’s trade deadline, we’re keeping an eye on potential trade candidates from around the NBA, monitoring their value and exploring the likelihood they’ll be moved. Each of these looks at possible trade candidates focuses on a specific division as we zero in on three players from that division. The Pacific Division has been the subject of a h...2020
  • • Watch: Anthony Davis crashes into Kevin Hart during Lakers game
    One of the biggest guys in the building collided with one of the smallest guys in the building during Wednesday’s Los Angeles Lakers-L.A. Clippers game at Staples Center on Christmas. Anthony Davis threw up a shot by the sidelines to beat the halftime buzzer and ended up on actor Kevin Hart, who was seated courtside. The two yucked it up for a few seconds before Davis finally got off Hart’s lap. C...2019
  • • Kawhi Leonard addresses Uncle Dennis' reported illegal demands
    Kawhi Leonard met with the media on Tuesday, a day ahead of his LA Clippers’ big game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas. The reigning NBA Finals MVP, who is in his first season with the Clippers, was asked to address a report by Sam Amick published Monday that stated the NBA investigated alleged illegal demands made by Dennis Robertson (aka “Uncle Dennis”), who is one of Leonard’s repres...2019
  • • Bucks betting favorites to play Clippers or Lakers in NBA Finals
    The Milwaukee Bucks find themselves in the midst of an absurd 15-game winning streak. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. are 21-3 on the season, matching the Los Angeles Lakers for the best record in the NBA. So it’s not terribly shocking these two teams are among the favorites to play in the NBA Finals. We are, however, a tad surprised that the Los Angeles Clippers join their roommates at the Staples ...2019

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