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    Lakers' Head Coach Frank Vogel: ‘I Think Rajon Rondo Is Making His Way to Florida Tomorrow'

    The Los Angeles Lakers have reinforcements on the way…sort of. According to Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, injured point guard Rajon Rondo is expected to travel to Florida on Wednesday, where he will continue his rehab before re-entering the bubble at a later date. “He’s definitely going to come back into the bubble very soon,” said Vogel after practice...

  • Los Angeles Lakers Aug 4

    Lakers Beat Jazz 116-108 to Clinch Top Seed in West

    Anthony Davis had 42 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the Utah Jazz 116-108 on Monday night. The Lakers (51-15) own a six-game lead over the second-place Los Angeles Clippers and have five seeding games let before starting their first playoff run since 2013. Utah…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Aug 2

    Kyle Lowry Scores 33 to Lead Raptors to 11th Straight Over Lakers

    Kyle Lowry had 33 points and 14 rebounds and the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors restarted their season by beating the slow-starting Los Angeles Lakers for the 11th straight time, 107-92 on Saturday night. OG Anunoby scored 23 points for the Raptors, the second-place team in the Eastern Conference, who haven’t lost to Los Angeles since the 2014-2015 season. Lowry…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Jul 31

    The NBA Returned the Same Way It Began: Clippers Versus Lakers in the Battle for LA

    The NBA is officially back, and boy have we missed it. For many in Los Angeles, the NBA returned in cyclical fashion: with the 17-time NBA Champion Lakers squaring off with their inner-city rivals, the Clippers, in a Battle for City Bragging Rights. Before the NBA season tipped off back in October, the Lakers and Clippers were the preseason co-favorites…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Jul 31

    LeBron James' Layup Late Lifts Lakers Past Clippers, 103-101 in NBA Restart

    LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers showed some rust. They knocked it off with time to spare. Anthony Davis scored 34 points, James had the go-ahead basket with 12.8 seconds left and the Lakers moved closer to clinching the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs by topping the Los Angeles Clippers 103-101 on Thursday night in the…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Jul 24

    Lakers Won't Allow Bubble to Burst Their Championship Push

    LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were in rare form shortly before the coronavirus pandemic stopped the NBA season, and they’re determined to find it again inside the bubble. The Lakers had just beaten the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks and the rival powerhouse Clippers in the previous week before the stoppage. James had played magnificently in both games, bolstering...

  • Kobe Bryant Jul 22

    Kobe Bryant's Book, ‘Geese Are Never Swans,' Hits Stores

    Kobe Bryant was not only an NBA legend and soon-to-be Hall of Famer, he was also a bestselling author. Bryant has published multiple books under his Granity Studios label, and his fifth book was just released on Tuesday. Before Kobe Bryant’s tragic death on January 26, 2020, the Los Angeles Lakers legend was working on a new book for young…

  • Kobe Bryant Jul 19

    Kobe Bryant Posthumously Receives Area Emmy Governors Award

    The late Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant posthumously received the 72nd Los Angeles Area Emmys Governors Award for his legacy of philanthropy, community building and inspiration that extended beyond the basketball court. Composer John Williams presented and accepted the award on behalf of the Bryant family during Saturday’s virtual ceremony that originated from the Academy of Television Arts...

  • NBA Jul 18

    NBA Says Races for the Season's Individual Trophies Are Over

    The NBA’s MVP race is over. So is the battle for every other individual regular-season trophy. The league told teams Friday that none of the seeding games will be taken into consideration for any postseason award, and that voting for those honors — such as All-NBA, rookie of the year and defensive player of the year — will be completed…

  • Los Angeles Jul 14

    All 11 Professional Sports Teams in Los Angeles Unite for Social Justice

    The 11 professional sports organizations in the greater Los Angeles area have joined together to launch The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles, a comprehensive five-year commitment to drive investment and impact for social justice through sport. All 11 teams made the announcement simultaneously through press releases on Tuesday. “The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles has been forged specifically to create positive change in underserved…

  • WNBA Jul 14

    LA Sparks' Candace Parker, Daughter a ‘Package Deal' in Florida

    Candace Parker and her 11-year-old daughter are braving the start of an unprecedented WNBA season together in Florida. The Los Angeles Sparks’ All-Star knows it’s a calculated risk to stay in the coronavirus hot spot, where all 12 teams will play games in the WNBA “bubble” of Bradenton. “We’re a package deal,” said Parker, who arrived with Lailaa for...

  • Los Angeles Lakers Jul 13

    Rajon Rondo Fractures Hand During Lakers Practice in Orlando

    The Los Angeles Lakers thought they were entering “The Bubble” more healthy than they’ve been all season. Three days in and they’re already down a man. Lakers’ point guard Rajon Rondo suffered a fractured right thumb during practice on Sunday at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Rondo is expected to undergo surgery as soon as possible and be...

  • Los Angeles Lakers Jul 8

    Dwight Howard's Decision to Play in Orlando Boosts Lakers Championship Chances

    LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will have a gift awaiting them when they arrive in Orlando, Florida on Thursday. Center Dwight Howard, a leading candidate for NBA’s Comeback Player of the Year Award will be there to greet them. After weeks of consternation, Howard announced to CNN’s Don Lemon on Monday that he plans to join the...

  • Los Angeles Lakers Jul 8

    NBA Teams on the Cusp of Having Real Practices Again

    Practice facilities in the NBA have been open for a couple of months, with one major element missing from them. No team has had an actual practice yet. Most of the work that has gone on in those buildings during the NBA’s shutdown has been voluntary, and all of it has been of the individual variety — one player working…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Jul 4

    Lakers Assistant Coach Lionel Hollins Considered Too ‘High Risk' to Travel to Orlando

    The Los Angeles Lakers know one person who won’t be part of their 35-person travel party to Orlando, Florida for the restart of the NBA season. Lakers assistant coach Lionel Hollins was determined a “higher-risk individual due to underlying medical conditions,” according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Broderick Turner of the L.A. Times spoke with an anonymous team...

  • Los Angeles Lakers Jul 4

    Bucks, Lakers Look to Shed Rust, Be Healthy for Playoffs

    The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers have all but guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a balancing act when the NBA returns to action. While other teams will be fighting for a postseason berth or playoff seedings when they play the final eight regular season games in Florida, the Lakers and Bucks will be looking to…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Jul 3

    Kobe Bryant Unveiled as Cover Athlete for NBA 2K21

    Mamba forever. Los Angeles Lakers’ legend Kobe Bryant was named the final cover athlete on Thursday for the basketball video game NBA 2K21. The late Bryant was tragically killed in a helicopter crash in January along with eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. NBA2K21 released two different versions of the cover on their Twitter account including a video...

  • Los Angeles Lakers Jul 3

    Anthony Davis: Lakers' Title Chances Improved After Break

    The sudden suspension of the NBA season was a double disappointment for Anthony Davis. “It happened on my birthday, which is kind of a bummer because I couldn’t do anything,” the Los Angeles Lakers’ seven-time All-Star big man said with a laugh. Davis turned 27 on March 11 when the NBA shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic. After a few…

  • NBA Jul 2

    Asterisk on the NBA Title? Coaches, Players Say Not a Chance

    The 2020 NBA champion, if one is crowned, will have emerged as the ultimate winner from a season that lasted more than a full year from start to finish. A season that saw political unrest between the NBA and China, the deaths of David Stern and Kobe Bryant,racial issues across the nation and, if that wasn’t enough, a pandemic. It is a season like none...

  • Los Angeles Lakers Jul 2

    Lakers Add Veteran J.R. Smith for Orlando Championship Push

    J.R. Smith has joined LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers for their championship push. The Lakers announced their long-anticipated signing of Smith as a substitute player Wednesday, the first day allowed under the rules of the NBA’s summer restart. Smith is the Lakers’ roster replacement for Avery Bradley, who cited family reasons last week for his decision not...

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