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  • 9 observations from NBA's opening week

    CBS Sports "The 2021-22 NBA season began last Tuesday, but most of the headlines around the league have very little to do with basketball. Whether it's protests at Barclays Center about Kyrie Irving's vaccine status, the ongoing saga with Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia..." October 25

  • LeBron James comments on playing his son's former teammates

    CBS Sports "LeBron James has often stated his desire to play with his son Bronny on an NBA floor, but with the younger James still only a junior in high school, that dream is still a few years away. Still, the four-time NBA MVP got the next best thing on Sunday when he played against Ziaire..." October 25

  • The Wild Trade Idea That Would Shake The NBA: Russell Westbrook For Kyrie Irving

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have lost their last two games of the regular season, being beaten by the Golden State Warriors and the Phoenix Suns. There's no question that this was not the start that many people envisioned from the Lakers. The Brooklyn Nets did win their recent game..." October 25

  • Delonte West Went On A Homophobic Rant, Claimed He's Better Than LeBron James During Arrest

    TMZ "Delonte West repeatedly hurled homophobic slurs and said he was a better basketball player than LeBron James during his arrest last week ... and the disturbing scene was all captured on police video obtained by TMZ Sports. West was stopped by cops in Boynton Beach,..." October 25

  • 4 NBA Stars Still In Major Need Of Change Of Scenery

    NBA Analysis "Each year in the NBA, there are players who are moved because they need a change of scenery. This year will be no different. The offseason saw plenty of movement with big-name players. Kyle Lowry was moved in a sign-and-trade deal to the Miami Heat while DeMar DeRozan is now in..." October 25

  • Lakers star LeBron James, Anthony Davis call out Carmelo Anthony’s haters after historic scoring feat

    Clutch Points "Carmelo Anthony made history on Sunday night after he surpassed Moses Malone for the ninth spot in the NBA’s all-time scoring list. It was an undeniably momentous occasion for the 10-time All-Star and for Los Angeles Lakers teammates LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the..." October 25

  • 10 Realistic Predictions for 2022 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2021-2022 NBA season is still in its infancy, but that doesn't mean we're not already getting some vibes about how the trade deadline is going to shake out. From players in uncomfortable situations to teams who are already starting to look like buyers (or sellers),..." October 25

  • Michael Cooper On Anthony Davis' Importance For The Lakers

    Fadeaway World "After a disappointing second season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis is on a mission this year. The big man is trying to relive old glories and take this squad to the NBA championship as he did in the infamous Orlando bubble.  The Lakers have assembled a terrific team..." October 25

  • Best & Worst Midseason Trade Destinations For Marvin Bagley III

    NBA Analysis "The Sacramento Kings are going to be open for business this NBA season when it comes to the trade market. Whether or not the team is in playoff contention or not, they will be making deals during the season. One of the players they will be looking to move on from at some point is..." October 25

  • Lakers' Carmelo Anthony passes Moses Malone for ninth place on NBA's all-time scoring list

    CBS Sports "Carmelo Anthony is now the ninth leading scorer in NBA history. The Los Angeles Lakers forward entered Sunday night's game with the Memphis Grizzlies 14 points behind Moses Malone's 27,409 career total, but had a stellar shooting night to close the gap. With a 3-pointer from the wing in..." October 25

  • Interesting trade rumor name: Atlanta Hawks’ Cam Reddish

    Pro Basketball Talk "At this point early in the season, there is not a lot of NBA trade buzz — not even for Ben Simmons — as teams are settling into the season and figuring out exactly what they really have and what they need. Trade talk traditionally starts to ramp up closer to..." October 24

  • Kwame Brown Calls Anthony Davis A “Fake Leader” For Trying To Punk Dwight Howard

    Black Sports Online "Kwame Brown has been uploading YouTube videos regularly, but he hasn’t gone viral for a while. He doesn’t even talk too much about basketball, but he did have thoughts on the Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard scuffled and to my surprise, he sided with Dwight..." October 24

  • Predicting 10 'Showcase' NBA Trade Candidates This Season

    Bleacher Report "While the NBA trade market rarely closes, it typically builds up over the course of the campaign before potentially erupting in a flurry of activity at the deadline. The extra time spawns movement for several different seasons. Players who inked free-agent pacts aren't..." October 24

  • NBA's 24 Under 24 Rankings: Who Follows Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum in Next-Gen Rankings?

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has arguably never been loaded with as much promising young talent as it is right now. Between the college game, the international game and the increased viability of other avenues like the G League to bring young players into the league, there's a wider pipeline than there's..." October 24

  • Vanessa Bryant details how she learned of Kobe's death

    CBS Sports "During her deposition in the lawsuit she filed against Los Angeles County, Vanessa Bryant, the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, shared the details of how she found out about Bryant's death for the first time. In her testimony, Bryant explained that she was at home with her youngest two..." October 24

  • LeBron James Defends Dwyane Wade's Son Zaire From Haters

    Fadeaway World "Dwyane Wade's son, Zaire Wade, was one of the names called on Saturday's NBA G League draft, being selected as the 10th overall pick of the afternoon. Zaire previously played with LeBron James' son, Bronny James, at Sierra Canyon.  Now he's getting close to the..." October 24

  • Stephen A. Smith Calls Out Dwight Howard Over Incident With Anthony Davis

    Fadeaway World "Everybody had something to say about the unfortunate incident between Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard during Friday night's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns.  The two big men starred in a heated altercation on the bench, which set the alarms at Staples..." October 24

  • Russell Westbrook: 'I'm OK with adversity' amid Lakers' slow start

    The Score "Russell Westbrook's first couple of games in purple and gold haven't gone as well as he'd hoped, but the new Los Angeles Lakers guard isn't losing sleep over the rough start. "I'm OK with adversity, honestly," Westbrook told ESPN's Dave..." October 24

  • Rajon Rondo on Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard Altercation: 'It Can Happen'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers stars Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard garnered attention for their heated altercation on the bench during Friday's loss to the Phoenix Suns. But their Los Angeles teammates aren't too concerned with the situation. Lakers veteran point guard Rajon..." October 24

  • 5 NBA Panic Trades Fans Already Want to See

    Bleacher Report "For fans of certain NBA teams, is it too early to panic? A one or two-game sample size certainly isn't much to go off of, but it can reaffirm fears that fans may have already had involving players or weaknesses that the team did not address in the offseason. The war..." October 23

  • Kyle Kuzma Thinks Wizards Were Right To Trade Russell Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers acquire Russell Westbrook in a blockbuster 5 team trade, sending out Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Montrezl Harrell out, to the Wizards. The Wizards also ended up getting Aaron Holiday from the Indiana Pacers, and Spencer Dinwiddie via sign-and-trade from the..." October 23

  • 1 Way-Too-Early Observation For Each NBA Team

    NBA Analysis "The 2021-22 NBA season tipped off on Tuesday night with the defending World Champion Milwaukee Bucks hosting the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers hosting the Golden State Warriors, two games that were sights to see for everyone who loves the NBA!  Basketball is back and..." October 23

  • ‘Finger Guns’ Gesture Could Get Rajon Rondo Suspended

    Heavy "It has not been the kind of opening week the Lakers envisioned when they brought together some of the biggest names in today’s NBA—heck, in the history of the NBA—over the offseason. The team is 0-2 and the Dwight Howard-Anthony Davis sideline..." October 23

  • Lance Stephenson Selected by Nuggets' Affiliate in 2021 NBA G League Draft

    Bleacher Report "Veteran NBA guard Lance Stephenson was selected 13th overall by the Grand Rapids Gold in the first round of the 2021 NBA G League draft on Saturday. The Gold are the G League affiliate of the Denver Nuggets, and they are set to give Stephenson an opportunity to earn his way..." October 23

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Says The Nets Have Taken Calls For Kyrie Irving

    SI "The Brooklyn Nets played their second game of the NBA regular season on Friday evening in Philadelphia against the 76ers.  They were once again without their seven-time All-Star Kyrie Irving who is not eligible to play in games in home games in New York City (vaccine mandate),..." October 23

  • Kyle Kuzma Praised Phoenix Suns During Dominant Win Over Lakers

    Fadeaway World "Kyle Kuzma's tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers went from good to bad after the player failed to become the third-string for the purple and gold. He was seen as an exciting young player before the 2018 free agency.  After LeBron James landed in California, the young players..." October 23

  • Lakers' Dwight Howard 'Squashed' Issue with Anthony Davis After Bench Altercation

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard said the issue that led to a sideline altercation with teammate Anthony Davis during Friday night's loss to the Phoenix Suns was quickly "squashed." Howard and Davis got in to a verbal confrontation on the sideline that briefly..." October 23

  • LeBron James Tells Cameron Payne To Stay Humble After He Talked Trash To Him

    Black Sports Online "Two games in, it doesn’t look good, but it is still early. You can see LeBron is already annoyed after blowing a lead to the Warriors and getting blown out by the Suns. Cam Payne was talking a little trash, and the King wasn’t haven’t it. October 23

  • Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard altercation overshadows real feud that’s slowing down the Lakers

    Clutch Points "The new-look Los Angeles Lakers are struggling. They are 0-2 to start the season after losing to the Phoenix Suns on Friday at home, 115-105, and the sight of Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard squabbling on the sidelines definitely didn’t help boost the..." October 23

  • Magic Johnson: Dysfunctional Lakers have ‘team issue and basketball issue’

    New York Post "Even Magic Johnson is very worried about the Lakers. Los Angeles and its revamped roster is off to an ugly 0-2 start, after losing to the defending Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns at Staples Center on Friday night. The Lakers were down 32 in the third quarter and starting..." October 23

  • Avery Bradley steals Tony Snell’s statless crown with line LeBron James won’t love

    Clutch Points "Friday’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns was pretty uneventful basketball-wise. It was a 115 – 105 rout that isn’t as close as the final score suggests. The biggest events from that game were Chris Paul’s historic..." October 23

  • Fan ejected from Staples Center after altercation with Rajon Rondo

    MSN.com "The NBA, it seems, isn’t done dealing with fan incidents during the 2021-22 season. A fan sitting courtside during the Los Angeles Lakers' 115-105 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Friday night was ejected from Staples Center after appearing to get into an altercation..." October 23

  • Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard get into altercation on bench during timeout

    USA Today "Tempers boiled over on the Los Angeles Lakers bench Friday night when star big men Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard got into a brief physical altercation during a timeout. During the second quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center, Davis appeared to shout something at Howard..." October 23

  • Devin Booker mocks Russell Westbrook after getting sweet revenge

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker gave Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook a taste of his baby medicine. After Westbrook mocked Booker with the Rock-the-Baby celebration following an and-1 in the first quarter, the Suns star did not forget and made sure to..." October 23

  • Kia MVP Ladder: 21 names to monitor during 2021-22 season

    NBA.com "Fiddling with a strap on his backpack, reigning Kia MVP Nikola Jokic stopped his interviewer short of asking about pressure entering a potential repeat campaign. “Brother, I could not care less, for real,” he said. October 22

  • Why Dwight Howard was major snub on NBA 75 list — and which players he could have replaced

    Sporting News "Why didn't Dwight Howard make the NBA 75 list? Look, putting these lists together is challenging. Some voters may have truly felt that Howard didn't deserve a spot on the 75th anniversary team because he is not one of the 75 greatest players of all time...." October 22

  • Special Trade Eligibility Dates For 2021/22

    Hoops Rumors "In a pair of previous articles, we took a closer look at the trade restrictions placed on two groups of players who signed free agent contracts this past offseason. The smaller of the two groups featured players who can’t be traded by their current teams until January 15, having..." October 22

  • LeBron James Says He's Still Trying To Catch Up To Michael Jordan's Six Titles

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James and Michael Jordan are constantly pitted against each other since they're always part of the never-ending GOAT debate. The King and His Airness have had terrific careers, and fans often make a case for each of them. Even though MJ has stated he can't call himself..." October 22

  • New-Look Lakers Already Showing How They'll Maximize Anthony Davis

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Lakers will be a work in progress all season, but one thing is clear after their first game: They need to embrace Anthony Davis' versatility.  In the loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, the 28-year-old star showed his ability to..." October 22

  • 3 Teams Who Could Show Interest In Pursuing Kevin Knox

    NBA Analysis "The New York Knicks had a massive season last year, making the playoffs for the first time since 2013 and claiming the 4-seed in the Eastern Conference. Losing in the first round to Trae Young and the Hawks definitely hurt, but the Knicks are back and they are going to be a tough team to face..." October 22

  • 2022 NBA free agent rankings: Top players available during the next offseason

    USA Today "Headlined by James Harden, Bradley Beal and Zach LaVine, the top of the 2022 NBA free-agent class is loaded with elite shooting guards, the types of players who can elevate a team’s offense just with their presence. There are top-notch players from other..." October 22

  • 5 Reasons The Los Angeles Lakers Will Lose In The First Round Of The Playoffs

    Fadeaway World "You can call this an overreaction if you want, but some of us have been calling this from the start. The moment the Lakers traded for Russell Westbrook, there were plenty of doubters coming out of the woodwork to put the Lakers down. After their first game of the season and Westbrook’s..." October 22

  • 6 biggest snubs from the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team

    The Score "The NBA finished its multi-day unveiling of the 75th Anniversary Team on Thursday - and even with a super-sized field of 76 players, the league still couldn't find room to recognize some of its all-time greats. Here are the six biggest snubs. October 22

  • Shaquille O'Neal Claims LeBron James Will Be The GOAT If He Surpasses Kareem Abdul-Jabbar In All-Time Scoring List

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James has entered year 19 in the NBA, trying to dominate the competition once again. The King is ready to lead his Los Angeles Lakers to another championship following a tumultuous 2020/21 campaign.  He's still chasing the ghost in Chicago, aiming to become the..." October 22

  • Players Eligible For In-Season Veteran Extensions In 2021/22

    Hoops Rumors "As we explain in our glossary entry on veteran contract extensions, rookie scale extensions have historically been the most common form of contract extension in the NBA. However, the league’s latest Collective Bargaining Agreement loosened the rules on eligibility for veteran..." October 22

  • LeBron James And Damian Lillard Were In Awe Of Stephen Curry's 45-PT Explosion

    Fadeaway World "Stephen Curry keeps demonstrating he's a menace for the rest of the league. The Golden State Warriors superstar picked things right where he left them last season, starting the preseason and regular season like in February mode. The point guard started off the season recording his..." October 22

  • 3 Teams Who Could Pursue Thunder Big Man Derrick Favors

    NBA Analysis "The Oklahoma City Thunder are continuing their rebuilding process through the 2021-22 NBA season and as a result, they are going to be looking to get their young talents as much playing time and experience as possible. Last season, we saw them bench veteran Al Horford in favor of..." October 22

  • Dwight Howard Calls NBA 75 Snub 'Disrespectful' on Instagram

    Bleacher Report "Dwight Howard isn't happy with being left off of the NBA's list of the best 75 players. After the final 25 players for the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team consisting of the 75 best players in league history were revealed on Thursday, there were sure to be some players who felt..." October 21

  • Paul Pierce throws shade at LeBron James, Lakers

    Clutch Points "While there are a lot of people out there who believe that the Los Angeles Lakers should be considered as one of the title favorites this season, there are still those who are not too confident about LA’s title hopes. One of them is Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce,..." October 21

  • Top NBA Takeaways From Wednesday’s Busy Slate Of Action

    NBA Analysis "The NBA season kicked into full gear on Wednesday night with 11 games taking place. We saw some head coaching debuts and new faces in new places. It was only the second day of the season, but there are already contenders for what could be the best games we see and some of the best..." October 21