Lakers Rumors & News

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Jokic leads Nuggets past struggling Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Another standout performance by Nikola Jokic and a balanced attack from the high-scoring Denver Nuggets allowed them to hold off the Los Angeles Lakers. Jokic scored 29 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and the Nuggets extended the woes of the Lakers with a 127-121 victory..." January 18

  • Lamar Odom Apologizes to Khloe and Vows to Get Her Back

    TMZ "Lamar Odom says he's grateful to Khloe Kardashian for staying by his side through his drug addiction and recovery ... and he wants her back. Odom opened up about his battle with drugs on "The Doctors" -- and after completing a 30 day stint in rehab, he says one thing is perfectly clear ... "I..." January 18

  • Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss meets with Magic Johnson, sources say

    ESPN "Los Angeles Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss met with Hall of Famer and former Lakers point guard Magic Johnson on Tuesday night, sources with knowledge of the meeting told ESPN. The exact nature of the meeting was not immediately clear, but sources said Buss has been soliciting opinions on the..." January 18

  • Nick Young Splits from Paloma Ford ... No Bad Blood

    TMZ "Nick Young's a single man again ... 'cause the Lakers star and his pop singer girlfriend, Paloma Ford, have officially broken up ... TMZ Sports has learned. Sources close to the two tell us there was no cheating or secret baby mamas (like the Iggy Azalea situation) ... this time, the two just..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Harris, Morris power Pistons past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It could be worse, Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. But Van Gundy and the Pistons hope Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Lakers is a sign of things to come. Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris scored 23 points apiece, and the Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak..." January 16

  • The disappointing Lakers still have a brighter future than the Clippers

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers square off on Saturday afternoon … and chances are you’ll be watching the NFL playoffs on FOX instead. Honestly, you won’t miss much when the star-laden Clips (probably) trounce their younger, more popular Staples Center brethren — other than two teams headed..." January 15

  • Clippers get even, rout Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers returned their Christmas gift. Three weeks after losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in the prime-time holiday game, the Clippers handed the Lakers a 113-97 beating in the rematch Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. "For one, CP played today. That..." January 14

  • Leonard, Spurs demolish Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- If it was a lesson in bounce-back basketball Los Angeles was looking for when it traveled to the Alamo City to play San Antonio, the Lakers got their money's worth from the Spurs on Thursday night. Responding emphatically from a three-point loss at home to Milwaukee on..." January 13

  • Lakers interested in Millsap, Noel, but refusing to trade young players

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers "had talks" about Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap and "expressed interest" in Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel, but they have no plans to trade anyone from their young core, per Sean Deveney of the Sporting News. They're also not in a position to trade a future..." January 12

  • Damian Lillard has strong words for Lakers' D'Angelo Russell and his 'dirty' elbows

    CBS Sports "Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has a message for Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell -- watch them elbows. Lillard and Russell got into a brief heated on-court exchange of words in the third quarter of Portland's 108-97 victory over the Lakers on Tuesday. It was mainly a lot of posturing and..." January 12

  • Lillard helps Blazers to 10th straight win over Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- After missing nine of 10 shots and scoring only two points in the first half, Damian Lillard didn't need any extra motivation in the second half. But Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell lit a spark under Lillard in the third quarter. For the 10th consecutive..." January 11

  • Luke Walton: Lamar Odom coaching Lakers not close to happening

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom is out of rehab and reportedly doing much better. There even is some talk about him potentially helping the Lakers as a coach. TMZ Sports caught up with Odom this week and asked whether the former Sixth Man of the Year had interest in coaching the Lakers. He said he did. In fact,..." January 11

  • Report: Cavs could look to add Lakers’ guard if waived

    Fox Sports "Fox Sports’ Chris Broussard brought it up and it’s a brilliant idea that deserves more conversation. The Cleveland Cavaliers should make a run at Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jose Calderon. Fox Sports’ Chris Broussard tweeted earlier about the possibility of the Cleveland Cavaliers signing..." January 11

  • Report: Lakers were interested in trading for Hawks’ Paul Millsap

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Hawks reportedly told Paul Millsap over the summer they wouldn’t trade him. A few days ago they were reportedly actively talking about dealing him. Then, they reportedly took him off the market. The point? Atlanta keeps wavering on its Millsap stance, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he..." January 10

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Lamar Odom Says He Wants To Coach On the Lakers

    TMZ "Lamar Odom says he's still intent on returning to the NBA ... but on the sidelines ... telling TMZ Sports he's reached out to Lakers coach Luke Walton about a spot on the staff. Odom's been intent on getting back in the league, saying at Kobe's farewell game that he fully expected to one day be..." January 10

  • Lakers stifle Magic in second half

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers feasted on the Orlando Magic's inconsistent offense and breakdowns on defense Sunday night. Julius Randle scored 19 points and D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram contributed 17 apiece as the Lakers earned a 111-95 victory over the Magic on Sunday night..." January 09

  • NBA fines Jordan Clarkson for forearming Goran Dragic

    Pro Basketball Talk "The brouhaha between Jordan Clarkson and Goran Dragic is going to cost… Clarkson. NBA release: Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson has been fined $15,000 for throwing a forearm above the shoulders to Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive..." January 09

  • Here’s how the Los Angeles Lakers can take the next step in their rebuild

    Fox Sports "You can forgive Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton for sounding like a broken record, since the message is so important. Regardless of whether his team wins or loses, Walton has the same response to reporters: Defense. When the Blazers roasted the Lakers earlier this week, Walton pointed..." January 08

  • Timofey Mozgov says he misses playing for Cavaliers, “everything was special” "L.A. Lakers center Timofey Mozgov admitted to missing the city of Cleveland, answering a related question by “To be honest I miss that place,” said the Russian big guy. When asked what made it so special, he added, “Everything was special.” Mozgov spent the previous season with the..." January 08

  • Lakers’ Thomas Robinson, Metta World Peace to have guaranteed contracts

    Inside Socal "As the Lakers aim to develop their young roster, they have decided to retain an emerging young forward and a veteran fan favorite. The Lakers plan to keep reserve forwards Thomas Robinson and Metta World Peace past Jan. 10 when their one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum becomes..." January 08

  • Lakers crush Heat 127-100

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A third-quarter altercation sparked the Los Angeles Lakers and literally took the fight out of the Miami Heat. Lou Williams scored 22 of his 24 points in the second half and the Lakers rolled past the Heat 127-100 in a testy affair on Friday night at Staples Center...." January 07

  • Heat's Goran Dragic, Lakers' Jordan Clarkson both booted after scuffle

    ESPN "After his team's 127-100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday at Staples Center, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra strongly criticized the officials' decision to eject Heat point guard Goran Dragic after a scuffle involving Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, who was also ejected. The ejections..." January 07

  • Lakers' Clarkson: Kobe told me to always keep my hands up

    Orange County Register "The moment usually coincided with the Lakers squandering leads and showing frustration. This time, the Lakers showed some fight in the third quarter in more ways than one. Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson and Miami guard Goran Dragic received ejections after the two tussled nearly underneath the..." January 07

  • Lillard's return helps McCollum, Blazers down Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- In backcourt mate Damian Lillard's absence, CJ McCollum had been carrying the load for the Portland Trail Blazers and doing just fine. But Lillard can make a difference and he proved it Thursday night in helping the Trail Blazers to a 118-109 win over the Los Angeles Lakers..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • NBA basketball star Luol Deng says he plans to buy Crystal Palace one day

    The Telegraph "BA basketballer, Luol Deng, has said it is his 'dream' to buy Crystal Palace football club in the near future. Deng, 31, moved to England as a child after being born in South Sudan. The LA Lakers forward moved to the United States as a teenager after taking up basketball as a child in..." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Lamar Odom reportedly checks out of rehab, is doing ‘much better’

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom has reportedly completed his latest stint in rehab and is heading home to Los Angeles. According to TMZ, Odom finished his 35-day program at a rehabilitation center in San Diego on Thursday and is said to be feeling “much better.” Odom decided to check himself back into rehab over..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Randle's triple-double powers Lakers past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton rides Julius Randle as hard as anyone. Walton's tough-love approach paid dividends in a Lakers' win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. Randle recorded his third career triple-double and second this season as the Lakers ended a..." January 04

  • Dwyane Wade says Kobe Bryant, LeBron James are toughest players he's faced

    CBS Sports "Dwyane Wade's Chicago Bulls will face LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, which means it's time for the two of them to talk about how much respect they have for each other again. At shootaround, Wade said James and former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant are the two best players..." January 04

  • Raptors roll past fading Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Before and after Sunday's game, Toronto coach Dwane Casey bemoaned the problems created by the loss of forward Patrick Patterson to a knee injury on Thursday night in Phoenix. The Raptors would be "searching for the right combinations" on the floor without Patterson, Casey..." January 02

  • Mavs maintain mastery of Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A third-quarter surge allowed the Dallas Mavericks to bolt past the Los Angeles Lakers. Wesley Matthews scored 20 points, Harrison Barnes added 17 points and nine rebounds, and the Mavericks extended their dominance of the Lakers with a 101-89 victory Thursday night at Staples..." December 30

  • The NBA Reportedly Had Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss Sign Documents That Restricted Talking About Their Teams

    Complex "Earlier this week, the NBA fan base mourned the called-off engagement of Knicks president Phil Jackson and Lakers president Jeanie Buss. Jackson announced the parting in the most Jackson manner possible: with a screenshot of a plain-text file. It was a mutual decision, and it appeared to be..." December 30

  • Lakers Bring In Donatas Motiejunas For Workout

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers brought Donatas Motiejunas in for a workout following the injury to Larry Nance Jr., but they didn't immediately sign him. Motiejunas is an unrestricted free agent after a prolonged contract stalemate with the Houston Rockets." December 29

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Grizzlies still benefiting from 2008 Pau Gasol trade with Lakers

    USA Today "Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace, who joined the organization in the summer of 2007 and quickly established the core group of Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen, joined USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick on the most recent NBA A to Z podcast to discuss a move he made in..." December 29

  • Hayward's 31 points help Jazz slip past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The play was designed for someone else, but Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles ended up hitting the winning shot. Gordon Hayward scored 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and the Jazz snapped a three-game losing streak with a 102-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday..." December 28

  • Kobe Bryant breaks down how to defend LeBron James

    CBS Sports "Tales of Kobe Bryant's obsessive nature and intensity when it came to working on his game are legendary. The ways Bryant trained and analyzed the game are why he is future Hall of Famer and is one of the best players to ever play. Bryant has taken this knowledge of training and of basketball..." December 28

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Knicks president Phil Jackson announces his engagement with Lakers president Jeanie Buss has ended

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson's relationship couldn't survive a cross-country commute, and now the Zen Master’s greatest tie to the Lakers is severed. Citing “mutual love and respect,” Jackson confirmed on Twitter — and in tiny font — that he and Jeanie Buss have broken off their engagement. “With the nature..." December 28

  • Kobe Produces ‘Awesome’ Short Film Showing How to Defend LeBron

    Black Sports Online "This is awesome, and Kobe Bryant needs to bring us more of this stuff! Former Lakers great, and hoops icon Kobe Bryant produced a short film for NBA Countdown breaking down how to defend the NBA’s best players, including Cavs star LeBron James. Bryant used some Hollywood magic, along with..." December 27

  • Lakers snap skids, defeat shorthanded Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- If there ever was a time for the Los Angeles Lakers to beat the Los Angeles Clippers for the first time in over three seasons, Sunday night was it. With the Clippers down two All-Star players coming into the contest and losing a third starter during the game, the youthful Lakers..." December 26

  • Lakers' Nance expected to miss 4 weeks with knee bruise

    Orange County Register "The news could have caused Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. to become a Grinch on Christmas Day. The Lakers determined he will be out for about the next four weeks after a team physician diagnosed him on Sunday with a bone bruise in his left knee. As much as he’d rather play than sit for an..." December 26

  • Jim Buss: Lakers’ progress, Luke Walton’s approval would make firing me a ‘big mistake’

    Orange County Register "Beyond the bay window that looks onto the Lakers practice court, the Buss family’s second team was beginning to practice. Jeanie Buss likes to watch the Development League’s D-Fenders from up here, in the office that once belonged to her dad. She knows the players’ stories if not their names, and..." December 25