LeBron hurt late in Clippers' 114-101 win over Lakers
LeBron James scored 30 points before leaving the court with pain in his left leg late in the Los Angeles Lakers' 114-101 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. James felt discomfort in his leg and groin shortly after he backed down Paul George to draw a foul in the paint with less than five minutes to play. James had sat out Monday's game at Utah to rest the persistent pain in his left foot, but he was having one of his best games of the season before his latest physical setback.news.yahoo.com
Garland, Mitchell lead Cavs past Lakers to 8th straight win
Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points and Darius Garland added 24 in the dynamic Cleveland backcourt’s return from injury absences, and the Cavaliers rolled past LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers 114-100 for their eighth consecutive victory.
James, Davis help Lakers win for first time this season
LeBron James scored 26 points and Anthony Davis added 23 to help the Los Angeles Lakers to their first win of the season with a 121-110 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night. Russell Westbrook had 18 points for the Lakers (1-5), who had lost their first five games of the season under first-year head coach Darvin Ham. Los Angeles was the last winless team in the NBA.news.yahoo.com
Los Angeles Lakers host Will Smith for team event, actor talks ‘gratitude in times of great challenge’
"King Richard" actor Will Smith provided the Los Angeles Lakers words of wisdom at their annual team conference and discussed "gratitude" months after he infamously slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars.foxnews.com
LA Lakers Unite Scotty Pippen Jr. and Shaq’s Son, Shareef O’Neal for Their Summer League
On June 28, the LA Lakers summer league roster players started practice for the upcoming California Classic in San Francisco and NBA 2K23 in Las Vegas, according to ESPN. By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire ContributorThe sons of two NBA Hall of Famers, Scotty Pippen and Shaquille O’Neal, will play together on the Los Angeles Lakers’ summer league team. Scotty Pippen, Jr., 21, is the son of six-time NBA champion Scottie Pippen who played most of his career alongside Michael Jordan with the Chicago Bulls. Of the two sons, Pippen, Jr. is generally viewed as the better prospect as O’Neal has had to contend with some injuries. Pippen Jr. was undrafted as he departed Vanderbilt.thewestsidegazette.com
Reaves, Monk lead Lakers past Nuggets 146-141 in OT
Malik Monk had a career-best 41 points and Austin Reaves set career highs with 31 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 146-141 overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night in what might have been Frank Vogel’s final game as coach. ESPN reported after the game that Vogel, who led the team to the 2020 title in the Orlando bubble, will be let go as early as Monday. “My reaction is I haven’t been told (anything) and I’m going to enjoy tonight’s game,” Vogel said when asked about the report.news.yahoo.com
Thompson scores 33, Warriors beat Lakers to win third in row
Golden State coach Steve Kerr made a point to tell Klay Thompson he played his best game yet since returning in January from a 2 1/2-year absence following surgeries and long rehabs on his left knee and right Achilles. Jordan Poole keeps doing his part to provide a spark when the Warriors are missing stars like Thompson or, currently, Stephen Curry. Thompson scored 33 points with six 3-pointers and Golden State won its third straight game after dropping four in a row, running away late from the depleted Los Angeles Lakers for a 128-112 victory Thursday night.news.yahoo.com
James scores 56 points, Lakers beat Warriors to end skid
Despite ranking third in NBA history in scoring and closing fast on Karl Malone in second, LeBron James has somehow never been thought of as a pure scorer. On Saturday night, James showed he is still more than capable of piling up the points in a variety of ways. James scored a season-high 56 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors 124-116 to snap a four-game losing streak.news.yahoo.com
What Would A LeBron James Trade Look Like?
There’s an exception to every rule, as the old adage goes, and boy is this LeBron James situation looking like the anomaly of all anomalies. Also, hey, LeBron (and Davis) kiiinda vouched for Westbrook, and it’s pretty well documented that rosters are genearlly shaped in LeBron’s image. Why not trade LeBron? How many teams have the ecosystem for LeBron, a roster with good enough pieces to talk the Lakers into and a remaining cast that LeBron could compete with post-trade? Anyway, color me intrigued by the prospect of a LeBron trade — even if it is super unlikely.thewestsidegazette.com
Thompson has season-high 33, Warriors edge Lakers 117-115
Klay Thompson scored 16 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter, Stephen Curry made a clutch layup with 46 seconds remaining, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Lakers 117-115, spoiling another scoring milestone by LeBron James.
‘The Owners Are Coming for Them’: Stephen A. Smith Thinks Players Are Slacking on the Job While Taking Advantage of Collective Bargaining
The trade deadline has come and gone without the Lakers trading Russell Westbrook. We all know the Lakers have struggled, but now it’s getting to the point where […]news.yahoo.com
Lakers’ Players Believe Changes Must Be Made Before Trade Deadline
By Alex KennedyThe Los Angeles Lakers seem to understand that they can’t compete for a championship as currently constructed. “It tells me we ain’t on their level,” James told reporters. James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook have only played 18 games together this season, and the Lakers are 10-8 in those games. He is earning $9,500,000 this season, followed by $10,260,000 next year and a player option worth $11,020,000 in 2023-24. It remains to be seen if the Lakers can pull off a significant trade with these assets.thewestsidegazette.com
LeBron returns with triple-double, Lakers beat Knicks in OT
LeBron James returned from a five-game absence due to injury and had a triple-double of 29 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 21-point, second-quarter deficit, beating the New York Knicks 122-115 in overtime Saturday night.
Kwame Brown slams Dwyane Wade over Zaya’s Kobe Bryant dress: ‘Disrespectful’
Ex-NBA player Kwame Brown is giving the side-eye to a Kobe Bryant tribute-post of Dwyane Wade’s transgender daughter wearing a […] The post Kwame Brown slams Dwyane Wade over Zaya’s Kobe Bryant dress: ‘Disrespectful’ appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Claxton oops over James late, Nets hold off Lakers 122-115
Nic Claxton threw down a tiebreaking alley-oop over LeBron James with 40.7 seconds left, and James Harden and the Brooklyn Nets returned from a week-long COVID-19 hiatus to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 122-115 Saturday night. The last helper was a lob that Claxton caught with two hands while soaring over James, who had just helped Los Angeles erase a 20-point deficit. Claxton posterized the 17-time All-Star, then made a free throw for a three-point play and a 118-115 lead.news.yahoo.com
Chicago Bulls coach Billy Donovan enters the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols; assistant Chris Fleming to fill in as interim coach
Chicago Bulls coach Billy Donovan entered COVID-19 protocols Friday, becoming the team's first coach to do so amid a player outbreak in December. Assistant Chris Fleming will fill in until Donovan returns.chicagotribune.com