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  • Los Angeles Lakers Jul 30

    Lakers, Clippers Meet Tonight to Resume Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are scheduled to resume their coronavirus-interrupted seasons Thursday night, facing each other at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The game will be the second of what the league has dubbed “seeding games.” The first will be between the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans. The restart to the season is…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Jul 29

    Anthony Davis Could Miss Lakers Vs. Clippers Season Return After Poke in Eye

    Re-opening night is fast approaching, and Anthony Davis’ status is uncertain. Davis, who left the Los Angeles Lakers’ second scrimmage after getting poked in the eye and didn’t play in the team’s exhibition finale at Walt Disney World, didn’t practice on Tuesday. The All-Star forward is still being listed as day-to-day. “There is some concern that he could potentially...

  • 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...

  • Los Angeles Jul 13

    Anthony Davis Says He'll Wear His Own Name on Jersey

    Anthony Davis will wear his own name on the back of his jersey when the Los Angeles Lakers return to action. Davis confirmed his decision Sunday in a conference call from Orlando, where the Western Conference-leading Lakers are beginning team workouts. Davis and LeBron James both declined to choose a social justice message to replace their names on the back…

  • Lakers Jul 7

    JR Smith Talks About ‘Very Depressed State' Before Landing With Lakers

    JR Smith was not ready to wrap up his 15-year NBA career when he left the Cleveland Cavaliers in late 2018, and the ensuing 20 months were not much fun for the veteran shooter. “I went through a very depressed state for a long time,” Smith said Monday. “I’m a big video gamer, (but) I didn’t even play (NBA) 2K…

  • Lakers Jun 20

    Lakers CEO Jeanie Buss Posts Fan's Racist Tirade

    Los Angeles Lakers CEO Jeanie Buss posted a fan’s hate-filled letter to her Instagram account Friday to demonstrate that racism still exists. “After much thought, I decided to share this letter I received on Monday so that everyone can see the hate is real and living out there. This is happening in our world TODAY. Its real and it...

  • Lakers Jun 19

    Lakers Hire UCLA Professor as Director of Racial Equity & Action

    The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday the hiring of UCLA African American studies and sociology professor Karida Brown as their director of Racial Equity & Action. Brown will create a curriculum to help the Lakers staff enrich their knowledge on today’s most urgent topics and help identify ways the team can be more active and efficient in creating change,...

  • LeBron James May 19

    Lakers' Star LeBron James ‘Definitely Not Giving Up on the Season'

    LeBron James reiterated Monday that he is hopeful the NBA season can resume, with the caveat that the health and well-being of players won’t be jeopardized by a return to play. The Los Angeles Lakers star, speaking on the Uninterrupted platform’s “WRTS: After Party” show that was released Monday, said it remains his wish that the season comes back...

  • sports May 19

    Pro Sports Without Fans Possible in June, California Governor Says

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom thinks pro sports could be back playing in his state — without fans — in early June. The Democratic governor said during a news conference Monday that the state is making good progress against the coronavirus, posting a 7.5% decline in hospitalizations over the last two weeks. If the progress continues, he said pro sports could…

  • Los Angeles Lakers May 17

    Lakers Training Center Opened For Individual Player Sessions

    The Los Angeles Lakers training center in El Segundo was opened Saturday for individual player sessions only under a strict protocol established by the NBA, team doctors and guidance from government health officials. Feedback received from local government officials indicates that the specialized individual player activities fall under the “rehabilitation and physical wellness” category of the Los Angeles County health…

  • LA Sports May 4

    Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the Sports Mom in Your Life

    Mother’s Day is May 10, and like most things this year, it’s probably going to look a little different than we’re accustomed to. Many Americans have been stuck at home for the last two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For most people, visiting our Mothers and Grandmothers and taking them out to brunch or buying them a gift...

  • coronavirus Apr 28

    What Has to Happen Before Sports Can Make a Comeback? There's No Playbook for Coronavirus

    Just a few months ago, sports were doing what they’ve always done — bringing us together for shared experiences like few things can. There was anticipation around March college basketball and the promise of a new baseball season as the NBA entered a final stretch with compelling storylines. But the world and sports won’t resemble what they were just...

  • COVID-19 Response Fund Apr 23

    ‘Did We Just Become Best Friends?' Here's How You Can Watch an LAFC Game With Will Ferrell

    “You’re my boy Blue!” The famous quote ushered by comedian and actor Will Ferrell in the movie Old School could now be spoken from your own lips directed at the famous star if you’re fortunate enough. As part of the “All In Challenge,” which raises money for charitable organizations that are feeding the hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic, you...

  • corona kindness Apr 22

    Show Off Your Team Colors and Support LA's Fight Against Coronavirus

    A website was launched this week that will sell merchandise from the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Kings, Galaxy and Sparks to benefit the Mayor’s L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund. Items from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the Grammy Awards will also be available from the “Teams for LA Online Sale,” according to Michael Roth, vice president,...

  • NBA Apr 9

    Closure Not Likely Unless Lakers Can Finish Season, LeBron Says

    Instead of preparing for a playoff run, LeBron James is mostly spending the spring playing hoops with his teenage sons and enjoying tea time with his young daughter. And when he isn’t binge-watching “Tiger King” with his wife, he is scanning the news for information on whether the coronavirus pandemic will allow the Los Angeles Lakers to finish their...

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Apr 7

    NBA Legend Donates Goggles to San Diego Health Care Workers

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, famed for wearing goggles during his NBA career, stopped by Scripps Health in San Diego on Monday, where he donated – what else? — 900 pairs of safety goggles to health care workers

  • coronavirus Mar 27

    Breaking Down Stimulus Checks With Cookie Monster, Sophie the Giraffe and Plush Anthony Davis

    Everyone is wondering how much they will get from the federal government when the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill is complete. Here’s a basic guideline of what you can expect using items we found while stuck home with our kids.

  • Los Angeles Lakers Mar 20

    Two Lakers Players Test Positive for COVID-19

    Two Los Angeles Lakers players have tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Thursday. Players were given the option of being tested on Wednesday morning, and 14 did. However, the full team has yet to be tested according to multiple reports. The Lakers decided to test their players after it was announced that four Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin…

  • Los Angeles Lakers Mar 7

    LeBron, Lakers Beat Giannis, Bucks in Matchup of NBA's Best Teams

    The Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center on Friday, pitting the NBA’s top two teams and the top two players, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, against one another. On this occasion, James topped the “Greek Freak.” The 35-year-old from Akron scored a game-high 37 points, to go along with eight assists and eight rebounds. Antetokounmpo scored 32 points...
  • Los Angeles Lakers Mar 6

    NBA's Best Meet Friday: Lakers Vs. Bucks; LeBron Vs. Giannis

    Giannis Antetokounmpo, the reigning Most Valuable Player, is considered a near-lock to win MVP honors for the second straight season, but one player continues to make a strong argument against the “Greek Freak.” In his 17th season and at the age of 35, LeBron James is leading the NBA in assists, along with scoring 25.4 points per game and pulling…

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