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  • The LeBron 17s Are Dropping Next Week and They're Absolute Fire

    12 Up "Nike is releasing the 17th shoe in LeBron James' signature line, and they look as gorgeous as ever with a familiar feel. The LeBron 17 is set to release on Friday, Sept. 27 and will retail for $200 USD, making it one of Nike's more expensive signature basketball shoes. So if..." September 20

  • Signing Giannis Antetokounmpo Could Be ‘Plan A’ For Lakers

    Forbes.com "There is a good chance that the LeBron James version of the reloaded Lakers fails spectacularly. No matter, because an opportunity to resurrect the roster yet again is on the horizon. Before we get there we have to entertain the unthinkable: This season and next end without..." September 20

  • Anthony Davis: ‘Lakers vs. Clippers It’s Going To Be Bigger Than A Rivalry’

    SLAM Online "The Lakers aren’t concerning themselves too much with beating the Clippers in the sure-to-be-epic Battle of L.A. next season, according to Anthony Davis. The Purple and Gold are strictly focused on winning an NBA championship, says Davis.   September 20

  • Top 5 Young Stars Who Need To Change Teams

    Fadeaway World "For young players to blossom and play well, they have to be put into the right situation. Players such as Trae Young, De’Aaron Fox, and Karl-Anthony Towns have been given the keys to their respective teams and we have seen them take off and essentially turn into All-Stars. But..." September 20

  • Kobe Bryant on Rob Pelinka's Heath Ledger Story: 'He Got Confused'

    Complex "You might recall a confusing anecdote that made the rounds earlier this year where Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka claimed Kobe Bryant had a dinner with Heath Ledger to talk about his performance in The Dark Knight and channeled that energy into dropping over 60..." September 20

  • Lakers’ JaVale McGee believes 1-2 punch with Dwight Howard will be real trouble for opponents

    International Business Times "Los Angeles Lakers were forced to sign veteran center Dwight Howard after they lost DeMarcus Cousins to a torn ACL in his knee during the offseason. The latter is not expected to return to the court for the 2019-20 season and Anthony Davis made it clear that power forward was his preferred..." September 20

  • Doc Rivers told Steve Ballmer to move Clippers to Seattle if Lakers had signed Kawhi Leonard

    The Sports Daily "If Kawhi Leonard had signed with the Lakers instead of the Clippers, Seattle might have been celebrating the NBA’s return this season. That’s how strongly Doc Rivers felt about landing the coveted superstar in the offseason. The Clippers head coach recalls telling owner..." September 20

  • Alex Caruso Is 'Not Hollywood,' but He's a Star

    Bleacher Report "Alex Caruso goes by many names: The Insurance Salesman, The Accountant, The Bald Eagle, The Bald Mamba, The CaruShow. New ones pour in every day, even now, during the sleepiest part of the NBA calendar. "It hasn't stopped," he says. "I get a couple tweets..." September 20

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Power Forwards

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest power forward of all time? Now that we've discussed the top 10 point guards, shooting guards and small forwards in NBA history, it's time to look at the chameleon of basketball positions: power forwards. For..." September 20

  • Anthony Davis says Lakers have unspoken goal of winning a title

    Clutch Points "Anthony Davis’ arrival in Los Angeles has put the Lakers on an automatic championship-bound mission, and while he’s yet to discuss those hefty expectations with the rest of his teammate, it feels unnecessary to do so after the series of changes the franchise has gone through this..." September 19

  • Danny Green: Does the veteran have enough left in the tank to help the Lakers?

    Clutch Points "In today’s NBA chock full of three-point riflemen, a franchise can not have too many three-point shooters who can double as floor spacers and solid defenders. Over the last few offseasons, veteran players who fit the above description have been at the top of every NBA..." September 19

  • Lakers Fans Are Begging The Team To Sign Carmelo Anthony

    Total Pro Sports "DeMarcus Cousins is in the midst of the roughest stretch of his career as injuries continue to hamper and derail him. Los Angeles Lakers fans were incredibly disappointed when the big man went down with an ACL injury during the summer, effectively ending his season before it ever..." September 19

  • Why Dwyane Wade should consider a comeback to play for the Lakers

    Clutch Points "Dwyane Wade walked away from the NBA last season. He had his Last Dance and had a great farewell to his NBA career. It’s hard to write a better ending to a Hall of Fame career the way he closed his. Naturally, there have been rumblings about a possible comeback, mostly..." September 19

  • Lakers granted $1.75 million disabled player exception in light of DeMarcus Cousins ACL tear

    Silver Screen And Roll "The Los Angeles Lakers have been granted the disabled player exception, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, effectively ending DeMarcus Cousins’ season. The team applied for the exception earlier this month following the news that Cousins tore his..." September 19

  • Can Alex Caruso Crack the Lakers’ Starting Lineup?

    Heavy "After an electric finish to the 2018-19 season as a two-way player, the Lakers decided to bring fan-favorite Alex Caruso onboard to the tune of a two-year, $5.5 million deal. With Rajon Rondo and Quinn Cook also looking to soak up minutes at the point, there seems..." September 18

  • Kobe Bryant reveals what Hornets GM told him when he was traded to Lakers

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant recalled what Charlotte Hornets general manager Bob Bass told him when the organization made the decision to trade him to the Lakers on draft day. While brief and inconsequential, Bass’ words had a profound effect on Bryant, which stuck with..." September 18

  • Lakers Will Have Huge Salary Cap Room For Star-Studded 2021 Free Agency

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers are set to compete for everything this season, but that couldn’t be the end for the Purple and Gold, who made sure to get themselves in a good position for the near future. Pairing the likes of Anthony Davis and LeBron James, the Californians are ready to win it all..." September 18

  • Frank Vogel vows to do 'something special' with LeBron James, Lakers

    The Sports Daily "There’s a lot of pressure on Lakers new head coach Frank Vogel, as he looks to put his Pacers past behind him, and lead the storied franchise back to its winning ways. The Lakers brass and its fans are used to winning, with its stars lighting it up under the bright lights of..." September 18

  • NBA Execs Anticipate Active In-Season Trade Market

    Heavy "fter an extraordinary summer of 2019, which saw a cavalcade of stars—including Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kemba Walker, Al Horford and Jimmy Butler—change teams, executives around the league expect..." September 18

  • Kobe Bryant admits he wanted to play without Shaquille O’Neal to prove he could win titles on his own

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant spoke at length about the infamous breakup with Shaquille O’Neal after winning three titles together early in their careers. Bryant, a guest of the Knuckleheads podcast, admitted to fellow retired NBA players Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles that..." September 18

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Small Forwards

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest small forward of all time? That's the question at hand with the top 10s for both point guards and shooting guards in the rearview. As was the case with the 2s, there isn't a ton of suspense surrounding the top spot here...." September 18

  • Can Anthony Davis Be LeBron James' Best Teammate Ever?

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James has compiled an impressive list of teammates over his 16 professional seasons. From premier guards like Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving and Ray Allen to All-Star big men in Kevin Love and Chris Bosh, James has always long been surrounded by elite..." September 17

  • Draymond Green credits LeBron James for helping to empower NBA players

    Silver Screen And Roll "As every year passes, one of the things that becomes more and more clear in the NBA is that the players are increasingly in control of the league. After decades in which the power dynamic was mostly tilted towards management and the team, the people fans are actually tuning in for are finally..." September 16

  • John Salley: ‘Kobe Bryant Skipped College So He Could Play Against Michael Jordan’

    Hot New Hip Hop "Kobe Bryant is one of only a handful of superstars who successfully made the leap from high school to the NBA, a trend that has since gone extinct with the implementation of the "one-and-done" rule. While countless others have gotten lost in the shuffle in their attempt to..." September 16

  • Kobe Bryant on best NBA duo: “I think it matters what they put around those two guys”

    Pro Basketball Talk "James Harden and Russell Westbrook. LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Eventually there will be Stephen Curry and Klay..." September 16

  • Ranking NBA's Best Backcourts for 2019-20 Season

    Bleacher Report "Most of the NBA's best backcourt combinations are going to look quite different in 2019-20. With Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Chris Paul, D'Angelo Russell and Mike Conley all switching teams this offseason, many of the league's best..." September 16

  • CJ McCollum Says He Was “Secretly Hoping” Kawhi Leonard Would Not Sign With Lakers

    Fadeaway World "Just two and a half months ago, the world was convinced Kawhi would be a Laker. The team seemed confident, Kawhi seemed decisive, and rumors had been hinting at it for weeks. The thing is, with LeBron James and Anthony Davis already on board, the Lakers would be been more than just a..." September 16

  • Michael Jordan, Jeanie Buss & Other NBA Owners Launch New Tequila

    Hot New Hip Hop "A collection of NBA owners, highlighted by NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan and Los Angeles Lakers' lead woman Jeanie Buss, have today announced the launch of Cincoro Tequila. In addition to MJ and Buss, the group of founders includes Milwaukee Bucks owner Wes Edens, his..." September 16

  • Several Reported Free Agent Deals Not Yet Official

    Hoops Rumors "When a free agent agrees to join an NBA team, his tentative deal with the club is generally reported before he officially signs his contract. Often, word of an agreement between a player and team breaks minutes or hours – or perhaps a day or two – before the deal is formally..." September 15

  • Alex Caruso on playing with LeBron James — ‘He makes the game so easy for me’

    Clutch Points "Alex Caruso has established himself as a crowd favorite for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is now a full-time Laker and is thankful for one specific player for his on-court successes. Spectrum SportsNet talked with Caruso about his current situation now that he’s secured a two-year..." September 14

  • Kobe Bryant Explains Why Kawhi Leonard Chose The Clippers Over The Lakers

    Fadeaway World "If there is somebody who can talk about both the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, that’s Kobe Bryant. The NBA legend knows these teams very well and how history has developed between them. This time, however, Kobe got to talk about how history can change for the Clippers this upcoming NBA..." September 14

  • Lonzo Ball shares best, worst moments from being a Laker

    The Sports Daily "Lonzo Ball got his wish coming out of college at UCLA, getting drafted by the Lakers, and playing for his hometown team. But as soon as the opportunity to upgrade rolled around, the Lakers took advantage of it, shipping him and others to the Pelicans — the type of move..." September 13

  • Anthony Davis calls Jamal Crawford a ‘relentless scorer,’ wishes him ‘nothing but the best’

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers superstar big man Anthony Davis is a big fan of veteran shooting guard Jamal Crawford. Davis calls Crawford a “relentless scorer” and is hoping some team signs him before the 2019-20 season starts. Jamal Crawford averaged 7.9..." September 13

  • Kobe Bryant: Titles no longer automatic for Team USA

    ESPN "Kobe Bryant thinks Team USA might have to get used to a new reality of losing in major events. Bryant was part of arguably the second-most relevant Team USA in history, after the original Dream Team in 1992. The Bryant-led 2008 "Redeem Team" that won gold at the Beijing..." September 13

  • Tickets for Anthony Davis' return to New Orleans already sold out

    The Sports Daily "The Anthony Davis saga essentially derailed the Pelicans’ entire 2018-19 campaign, and don’t think fans have forgotten about it. Davis was once worshipped by fans, but as soon as he demanded a trade out of New Orleans last February, the cheers quickly turned to..." September 13

  • Dwight Howard Explains How Thanos Inspired Him to Buy a Purple Rolls Royce

    Complex "Dwight Howard is the owner of a purple car, and while the logical interpretation behind that color choice would be to show his allegiance to his new team, the Los Angeles Lakers (in his second go-round with the organization), that isn’t the case.  The color of his..." September 12

  • Stephen Jackson: “Anthony Davis can be better than Tim Duncan”

    Talk Basket "Stephen Jackson, a 14-year NBA veteran and co-captain of the Killer 3’s in BIG3, says that the Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis can be better player than the San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan.   " September 12

  • Dwight Howard Says He's 'Never Been a Bad Teammate'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard went on In Depth with Graham Bensinger and expressed his dismay over perceptions that he's a bad teammate. "The one thing that I really hated was just hearing people say that I was a cancer in the locker room or I'm not..." September 12

  • Blake Griffin Doesn’t Think The Clippers Will Ever Take Over Los Angeles

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers had a marvelous offseason, landing a pair of superstars that are set to take the team to win it all next season. They had good years before this season when they were solid candidates in the West, but things have taken another dimension this time around. The..." September 12

  • Kobe Bryant on Double-Teams In Open Gym: "You gotta send another one."

    The Big Lead "Devin Booker got some unwanted attention a few weeks ago after he complained about getting some unwanted attention from help defenders during pickup basketball. Video appeared online showing Booker complaining about being double-teamed during open gym. Cool or not, what’s no..." September 12

  • Jerry Colangelo won't forget U.S. World Cup pullouts

    Clutch Points "Jerry Colangelo, managing director for USA basketball, was not in a jovial mood after Team USA’s second consecutive loss in the FIBA World Cup. The Americans lost again on Thursday, as they fell to Serbia, 94-89. Following another disappointing loss, Colangelo made it clear that..." September 12

  • LeBron James Trying To Remove Video of Bronny James Smoking From the Net

    Sports Gossip "Kids will be kids, and apparently very powerful Parents will do everything in their power to keep them safe.  A video was uploaded to the net a few days ago showing Bronny James smoking.  It shows the son of LeBron James puffing on an unknown substance with what..." September 12

  • LeBron James' 'Taco Tuesday' Trademark Denied

    Real GM Basketball "U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied Lebron James' attempt to trademark the "Taco Tuesday" term.  "The applied-for mark is a commonplace term, message, or expression widely used by a variety of sources that merely conveys an ordinary, familiar,..." September 12

  • China loves the NBA, but when will the next Yao Ming arrive?

    ESPN "David Stern looked like a lost American tourist standing outside of the Chinese Central Television offices in Beijing for hours in 1989. Three years before "The Dream Team" made the world fall in love with basketball, the then-NBA commissioner actually helped light the spark that led..." September 12

  • Kevin Durant On If LeBron Influences His Decisions: “F*ck No”

    Fadeaway World "Kevin Durant is one of the most dominant players of the modern era, with 2 Championships, an MVP, and 2 Finals MVP’s to prove it. But for as good as Durant is, he has always lived behind the shadow of LeBron James. He has always been #2. Some think that this reality influenced..." September 11

  • Kobe Bryant gets roasted, defends himself over Instagram post about youth basketball team

    Sporting News "There is "sports parent" competitive, and then there is "sports parent who is also Kobe Bryant" competitive. Bryant, who retired from the NBA in 2016, has remained attached to the game as a youth coach. He clearly passed down his "Mamba Mentality" to the..." September 11

  • Dennis Rodman Explains The Difference Between LeBron James And Michael Jordan

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James and Michael Jordan are two of the best players to ever do it. In fact, they have become the faces of NBA basketball greatness. But even with their fame and game being at similar levels, there are some glaring differences between the stars. Dennis Rodman..." September 11

  • Frank Vogel On LeBron James, Anthony Davis: ‘They’re The Two Best Players I’ll Ever Coach’

    Sporting News "Frank Vogel knows he's facing big expectations entering his first season as the Lakers head coach, especially with managing stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis.  During a recent Q&A interview with NBA.com, Vogel opened up about his approach to coaching two of the..." September 11

  • Kyle Kuzma close to signing deal with Puma

    Lakers Nation "Originally the No. 27 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers (via the Brooklyn Nets), Kyle Kuzma has quickly established himself as a fan favorite now. Widely viewed as the steal of the 2017 NBA Draft, Kuzma is the last member of the team’s young core following the..." September 11

  • John C. Reilly to play Jerry Buss in Lakers TV pilot

    Deadline "HBO is recasting the lead of its pilot about the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers. John C. Reilly has been tapped to play Jerry Buss. He replaces Michael Shannon who was originally cast in the role but exited due to creative differences. Buss was majority owner of the Lakers during the..." September 11