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  • Magic Johnson blames Anthony Davis leaks on Dell Demps

    247 Sports "The whole NBA world has known what the Los Angeles Lakers offered the New Orleans Pelicans in an Anthony Davis trade for months. We know because every step of the negotiations were leaked to the public. The only question regarding those negotiations was who decided to make them..." May 21

  • Magic Johnson reportedly blindsided Jeanie Buss with latest interview

    Larry Brown Sports "For the second time in two months, Magic Johnson has left Jeanie Buss blindsided. The first time came at the end of the Los Angeles Lakers’ season when Magic abruptly resigned from his job as team president and did so without giving Buss prior warning. The second time..." May 21

  • Alvin Gentry Reportedly ‘Loves’ The Idea Of Pairing Jrue Holiday With Lonzo Ball

    Fadeaway World "On the same day that the Lakers officially introduce Frank Vogel as the franchise’s next coach, Magic Johnson exposes the franchise’s back-door drama on live television. Just when folks seem to forget about the franchise’s continued demise, the Lakers do something to bring..." May 21

  • Report: Pat Riley Says He Would Remain With Miami Heat Even If Lakers Pursued Him

    Heat Nation "Miami Heat team president Pat Riley is very happy staying put. The NBA legend claims that he was never approached by the Los Angeles Lakers about an executive position this offseason. Just as importantly, Riley said that he would not have accepted a job with the Lakers..." May 21

  • Frank Vogel: Lakers offense will be built from 'outside in'

    247 Sports "Magic Johnson tried to build the 2018-19 Los Angeles Lakers around the principles that made the 1988-89 Lakers successful. He wanted a team committed to playing a fast pace, one with several ball-handlers and an unorthodox oversized point guard (or, really, two between Lonzo..." May 21

  • Dwyane Wade reacts to idea of him, retired stars Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki joining forces in Big3

    Clutch Points "Recently-retired Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is mulling over the possibility of forming a team featuring himself, Kobe Bryant, and Dirk Nowitzki. A fan by the name of Tyler Allred tweeted Wade on May 19, saying the three of them “should form a team.” Wade responded with..." May 20

  • Lakers GM Rob Pelinka discusses importance of No. 4 pick in 2019 NBA Draft

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers did not enter the 2019 NBA Draft lottery with great odds, but they still managed to land the fourth overall pick of the first round of the draft next month. For a team in desperate need of something positive happening this offseason, getting that fortunate in..." May 20

  • Rob Pelinka Responds To Magic Johnson’s “Backstabbing” Claims

    The Spun "Regardless of their absence from the postseason, the Los Angeles Lakers find themselves in the headlines. Magic Johnson poured gasoline on the fire – figuratively speaking – with his comments about Rob Pelinka on ESPN’s First Take. Johnson referred to Pelinka as..." May 20

  • Lakers' Frank Vogel: Not looking over shoulder at Jason Kidd

    ESPN "New Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel called new assistant coach Jason Kidd "an incredible asset" and said he's not going to worry about looking over his shoulder. Vogel said that while the Lakers' front office planted the seed of adding Kidd to his staff, he..." May 20

  • LeBron James shows support for Frank Vogel at first press conference

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James gave a public show of support for new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel. Vogel was introduced Monday morning as the new Lakers head coach. LeBron was among the people in attendance as he was hanging out in the back of the room for it. Though it may not..." May 20

  • Bulls may still have interest in Lonzo Ball

    Yardbarker "A report last month indicated that the Bulls and Lakers had “initial conversations” about Lonzo Ball prior to the 2019 trade deadline, and it sounds as if Chicago still has some interest in Ball. According to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune,..." May 20

  • LeBron James ‘is so happy to be living in Los Angeles,’ has no interest in leaving Lakers

    Clutch Points "LeBron James is reportedly thrilled to be living in Los Angeles and has no interest in leaving the Lakers, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic. James signed a four-year, $153.5 million deal with the Lakers last summer. LA missed the playoffs in the first season of the LeBron era,..." May 20

  • The Lakers Are So Pathetic Even LaVar Ball Predicted Their Downfall

    12 Up "There have been many reports and much speculation of the turmoil within the Lakers front office. To hammer home the point, Magic Johnson went on ESPN's First Take to spill all the beans on his tenure as the team president. He revealed betrayals and power struggles within the front office;..." May 20

  • New Lakers Coach Frank Vogel Wants Players to Stay in the Moment

    NBC Los Angeles "Former Indiana Pacers and Orlando Heat coach Frank Vogel was introduced to the public Monday as the Los Angeles Lakers fifth permanent coach since the retirement of Phil Jackson in 2011. The Lakers announced last Monday they had signed the 45-year-old Vogel to a multi-year contract to..." May 20

  • Lakers look to the future, introduce Frank Vogel as new head coach following Luke Walton's departure

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers have their new head coach, and on Monday they introduced Frank Vogel. Vogel, who has previously served as the head coach of the Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic, will serve as the replacement for Luke Walton following Walton's departure from the organization..." May 20

  • Magic Johnson says he’d be interested in buying the Lakers if Jeanie Buss ever decided to sell

    Clutch Points "Magic Johnson isn’t saying Jeanie Buss should sell the Lakers right now. However, if she were to ever consider that option, it sounds like he would be a potential buyer. According to a report from Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times, Johnson would be interested in forming a..." May 20

  • Magic Johnson claims he left Lakers due to Rob Pelinka’s ‘betrayal’

    The Big Lead "While we had a pretty good idea that Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka had a fraught relationship, it’s a whole other matter when Magic goes on First Take and confirms the rumors that he believes Pelinka was backstabbing him. Magic began the segment by saying that he had an..." May 20

  • Magic Johnson mocked for calling Nick Young ‘Shaggy P’

    Larry Brown Sports "Magic Johnson’s wide-ranging interview on ESPN’s First Take Monday morning had a lot of strange and memorable moments, but one appears to have caught the internet’s imagination. In discussing some of the moves he made as the Los Angeles Lakers’ team president,..." May 20

  • Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna has amazing highlight video

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant may not have any children who will be eligible to play in the NBA one day, but you didn’t expect The Black Mamba to procreate without producing at least one baller, did you? Kobe’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna has clearly been putting in work on the court with..." May 20

  • Warriors’ Stephen Curry joins Jerry West, LeBron James in exclusive club after going for 36 points in Game 3

    Clutch Points "The 2019 playoffs have been quite the wild ride for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. From dealing with a pesky Clippers team and Patrick Beverley in a grinding, six-game series in the first round, to injuries galore and shooting struggles against the Rockets, there have been times..." May 19

  • Lakers developed concerns about Tyronn Lue’s fit throughout negotiation process

    Silver Screen And Roll "After failing to reach an agreement with former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue earlier this month, the Los Angeles Lakers went forth with hiring veteran head coach Frank Vogel on Tuesday. There was a time where it looked like the Lakers were going to hire both Lue and..." May 19

  • Lakers hoping to attract Giannis Antetokounmpo with Jason Kidd

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers raised plenty of eyebrows when they insisted on hiring Jason Kidd as lead assistant. As it turns out, however, they have a good reason for doing so. According to a report by Steve Popper of NewsDay, one of the main reasons why the Lakers brought in Kidd is so..." May 19

  • Darius Garland could be drafted by Lakers or Cavs in trade possibility

    Clutch Points "The Cleveland Cavaliers were one of many teams that left the NBA Draft Lottery feeling somewhat disappointed. The Cavs initially shared the best odds of landing the top overall pick, but instead fell to the no. 5 position. Whereas Cleveland had hoped for the chance to draft one of..." May 18

  • Lakers’ Jeanie Buss considered ‘several options’ after Magic Johnson’s resignation, tried to replace him

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeannie Buss looked at “several options” when former team president Magic Johnson surprisingly stepped down from his post after the 2018-19 NBA regular season. Johnson was the main decision-maker of Buss over the past three years. But despite the..." May 18

  • Lakers could have trade interest in Raptors guard Kyle Lowry this summer

    Bardown "Trade rumours are always stirring in the NBA, especially ones including some of the biggest names in the game. Over the past year multiple reporters and analysts predicted that Anthony Davis would be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the near future. However, that all changed the..." May 17

  • Lakers interested in Jazz big man Derrick Favors

    SLC Dunk "According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, the Los Angeles Lakers may end up targeting Derrick Favors in the upcoming free agency period, especially if their plans to reel in New Orleans Pelicans star forward/center Anthony Davis fall through. Deveney didn’t go into much detail..." May 17

  • Report: Lakers Keep Rob Pelinka as GM, Won't Hire President After Magic Johnson's Resignation

    SI "The Lakers will not hire a President of Basketball Operations to replace Magic Johnson following his resignation on April 1, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Rob Pelinka will reportedly remain the team's general manager and report directly to ownership, per..." May 17

  • Spurs create their own version of LeBron’s banana boat crew

    Larry Brown Sports "It has been nearly four years since LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony vacationed together and forever became known as the “Banana Boat Boys,” but the legend lives on thanks to the San Antonio Spurs. Boris Diaw shared a hilarious photo on social..." May 17

  • Why the Rockets Should Trade Chris Paul to the Lakers

    Bleacher Report "The Houston Rockets must have anticipated this outcome when they signed the then-33-year-old Chris Paul to a four-year, $159.7 million contract last offseason. Paul is on the decline, and while he remains one of the most gifted passers and one-on-one creators in the NBA, his numbers..." May 17

  • Pelicans Owner Drops The Bomb On The Lakers Efforts To Try & Trade For Anthony Davis

    Total Pro Sports "One things for sure, Anthony Davis will not be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason or even the 2019-2020 season. Why? Because the New Orleans Pelicans are completely opposed to sending him to the Lakers, which is his preferred destination. That was before New..." May 17

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: East Is 'Definitely Open' Without LeBron James

    Real GM Basketball "Giannis Antetokounmpo admitted that the absence of LeBron James dramatically shifted the power dynamic in the Eastern Conference. "I didn't see it as open. But now that I look back and see how everything went, it's definitely open, not having LeBron in the East and not..." May 17

  • RJ Barrett prefers to land with Knicks or Lakers

    New York Post " It looks like RJ Barrett won’t be singing the Memphis blues. According to an NBA source, the 6-foot-7 Duke swingman prefers if he drops past Memphis, to No. 3 or No. 4, to get to play with either the Knicks or Lakers. Memphis has the No. 2 pick, but the source..." May 17

  • Report: NBA executives think Lakers can land Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers aren't viewed as the favorites to land any specific star free agents this summer, but that doesn't mean that they are out of the running entirely. In fact, superstars are swayed during July meetings all of the time. LeBron James was expected to sign with..." May 17

  • Ryen Russillo: Lakers' LeBron James Trade Rumor Originated in Jeanie Buss' Spin Class

    Bleacher Report "It was apparently people in Jeanie Buss' spin class who suggested to the Los Angeles Lakers owner she trade LeBron James. "Stephen A. came out and said people close to Jeanie Buss were saying you should trade LeBron and we found it was people from her spin..." May 17

  • Michael Rapaport: Don't be surprised if Lakers trade LeBron to Pelicans

    247 Sports "LeBron James wants to play with Anthony Davis. But how far is he willing to go to do it? Because Michael Rapaport just made a bold suggestion on Fox Sports 1: the two should pair up... with the New Orleans Pelicans. May 16

  • Five potential Jimmy Butler landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "He won’t be the biggest fish available this summer, but Jimmy Butler, one of the league’s top two-way wings and a player coming off an 18.7/5.3/4.0 campaign will have a bevy of suitors once he hits the open market as an unrestricted free agent come July 1. The common..." May 16

  • If the Lakers strike out elsewhere, don’t be surprised if LeBron & Co. target Bradley Beal

    NBC Sports Washington "Thanks to some lottery luck on Tuesday night, LeBron James and the Lakers now own the No. 4 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, making that the Hollywood backdrop ahead of a majorly consequential free agent summer in Los Angeles. The Lakers will undoubtedly be aggressive in their pursuit..." May 16

  • These NBA playoffs didn’t need LeBron James anyway

    SB Nation "As we began the first Eastern Conference Finals since 2010 not featuring LeBron James, I wondered if there would feel like something was missing. LeBron is the best player of his generation, a centralizing and inescapable presence. He had been to eight straight conference finals..." May 16

  • Report: Bulls interested in trading No. 7 pick for Lonzo Ball

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are certainly open to trading Lonzo Ball if a superstar becomes available. They'd drive him to the airport if they could pick up Anthony Davis in the same trip. But assuming a superstar isn't on the table, the Lakers have seemingly placed an..." May 16

  • Report: Lakers expected to trade No. 4 overall pick

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are unusual as far as teams with top draft picks go. They have real championship aspirations for next season and a 34-year-old superstar that won't be able to get them there for much longer. While most teams love the idea of adding top young prospects, the Lakers..." May 16

  • What LeBron James got wrong about the analytics argument

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James on Sunday turned the thrilling finish between the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals into a conversation about analytics. CJ McCollum carried the Blazers to victory, going 17-for-29 on field goals for a game-high 37..." May 15

  • Lamar Odom Reveals His Wilt Chamberlain-Like Sex Count & Cheating On Khloe Kardashian”

    Total Pro Sports "Over the course of their seven-year marriage, Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian went through a bunch of mess that made the tabloids and news, and it usually had something to do with Odom cheating on his wife. Khloe would go on to split from Lamar Odom in 2014 amid all the cheating on..." May 15

  • NBA Rumors: Pelicans not interested in trading Anthony Davis to Lakers

    Clutch Points "As was the case at the February trade deadline, the New Orleans Pelicansreportedly remain uninterested in trading Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN. The Lakers now have the No. 4 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and could..." May 15

  • What the Lakers do with the No. 4 pick will shape the entire NBA Draft

    SB Nation "Something finally went right for the Los Angeles Lakers. After a dreadful calendar year defined by missing the playoffs, the abrupt exit of Magic Johnson, a twice-botched coaching search, and some bizarre LeBron James rumors, the Lakers left Tuesday night’s draft..." May 15

  • NBA Likely To Move Up Start Of July Moratorium

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is expected to tweak the start date and time of its annual July moratorium, sources tell Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com (Twitter link). According to Bontemps, rather than starting at 12:00 am eastern time on July 1, the moratorium will likely begin six hours earlier, on June 30 at 6:00..." May 15

  • NBA Rumors: Simmons To Lakers For Ingram, Ball, Kuzma, And Draft Pick Is ‘Worth Considering,’ Per ‘CBS Sports’

    Inquisitr "Despite finishing with the 10th worst record in the NBA in the 2018-19 regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers still lucked out in Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery, ending up with the No. 4 overall pick. But even with this high draft pick likely to be traded as the Lakers try to acquire a..." May 15

  • Rob Pelinka says Lakers are open to trading No. 4 overall pick

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers made the biggest leap in the entire 2019 NBA Draft Lottery when they jumped all the way from No. 11 to No. 4 when the drawing was revealed. The pick changes the entire complexion of their offseason. Virtually every player on the team came with some red flag or another..." May 15

  • Report: Bulls interested in trading lottery pick for Lonzo Ball

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are certainly open to trading Lonzo Ball if a superstar becomes available. They'd drive him to the airport if they could pick up Anthony Davis in the same trip. But assuming a superstar isn't on the table, the Lakers have seemingly placed an..." May 14

  • Report: Lakers view Frank Vogel hire as 'resetting LeBron era'

    247 Sports "x The Los Angeles Lakers are fighting a cold war against their best player. LeBron James wanted Ty Lue to be hired as the team's head coach, and Lue wanted to lead the Lakers. But Lue, the only available coach with a championship ring, made the reasonable request that he..." May 14

  • Stephen A. Smith Says LeBron James Won’t Demand To Be Traded From Lakers

    Fadeaway World "One of the biggest stories of the current NBA season might be coming to its end as the Los Angeles Lakers and their maximum figure, LeBron James, are highly likely to continue working together amid all the rumors of his potential exit from the team, even if that happened via..." May 14