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  • Analyst Proposes Lakers Trade Veteran Forward Alfonzo McKinnie for Sharpshooting Guard Wayne Ellington

    Heavy "The Los Angeles Lakers are back in the win column after a four-game skid but that doesn’t mean they don’t have issues. Even in Friday’s win against the Portland Trail Blazers, the team only shot 26% from three. They have now fallen all the way to 27th in 3-point..." February 27

  • Vanessa Bryant calls for release of names of deputies that leaked helicopter crash photos of Kobe Bryant

    Clutch Points "Vanessa Bryant, the widow of the late Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant, expressed her frustration at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Apparently, the Sheriff’s department does not want to expose the names of their deputies who supposedly captured and..." February 27

  • Vanessa Bryant Slams Evan Rachel Wood for Calling Kobe 'Rapist' Upon Death

    TMZ "Vanessa Bryant caught wind not everyone had nice things to say about her late husband, Kobe, upon his death ... including Evan Rachel Wood, who labeled him a "rapist." Kobe's widow is skewering ERW and others for comments they made about Kobe shortly after..." February 27

  • Kyrie Irving Pushes For Kobe Bryant To Be NBA Logo

    Hoops Rumors "After advocating for the change on Instagram, Nets guard Kyrie Irving doubled down on his belief that legend Kobe Bryant should be depicted on the NBA logo. “We want to set a standard and precedent, like this is excellence,” Irving..." February 27

  • Every NBA Team's Worst Contract This Season

    Bleacher Report "Bad contracts come in all shapes and sizes in the NBA, with nearly every team possessing at least one deal they regret. For the purpose of this article, we're only focusing on contracts vs. production for this season only. Some players may have worse long-term deals overall,..." February 27

  • Baron Davis hilariously ethers Zlatan Ibrahimovic over LeBron James criticism

    Larry Brown Sports "Baron Davis is dunking on Zlatan Ibrahimovic about as hard as he dunked on Andrei Kirilenko back in 2007. The soccer star Ibrahimovic was in the news this week after criticizing LeBron James over James’ sociopolitical activism. “[LeBron] is phenomenal at what..." February 27

  • LeBron James responds to Zlatan Ibrahimovic: “There’s no way I would ever just stick to sports” "LeBron James is never going to just shut up and dribble. He’s been more than a basketball player. LeBron built a school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, to help underserved children. He’s worked on voter suppression issues. LeBron doesn’t want..." February 27

  • What we know about all 30 teams ahead of the 2021 NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets started the trade season in January when former MVP James Harden was acquired in a four-team deal. The Harden addition strengthens what many had already considered a championship contender in Brooklyn. What else should we expect between now..." February 26

  • Anthony Davis: LeBron James 'cares about championships,' not MVP awards

    The Sports Rush "The defending champs Los Angeles Lakers made several offseason moves before the start of the 2020-21 NBA season to put themselves in a better position to repeat as world champions. However, following Anthony Davis’s injury, a few glaring problems within their roster construction started..." February 26

  • College Seniors Must Petition NBA To Be Draft Eligible This Year

    Yardbarker "The NBA will require college seniors to petition the league for inclusion on the early-entry list in order to become draft-eligible this year, ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony reports. The NCAA granted all winter athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic,..." February 26

  • Lakers Sign Damian Jones To 10-Day Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Lakers have signed center Damian Jones to a 10-day contract, ESPN’s Marc Spears relays via a team press release. The team had two open roster spots after waiving Quinn Cook on Wednesday. Jones was waived by..." February 26

  • Vanessa Bryant's 1-Year-Old Capri Rocks New Kobes Weeks Before Release

    TMZ "Vanessa Bryant just got the perfect assist from daughter Capri -- who gave a sneak peek of the new Kobe Bryant 6 Protro "All-Star" kicks ... weeks before they're set to drop. "These shoes are about to be released next," Vanessa said on..." February 26

  • Kyrie Irving doubles down on Kobe Bryant becoming NBA's new logo

    Sportsnet "Kyrie Irving's NBA idol and mentor was the late Kobe Bryant. Just over one year after his death, the Brooklyn Nets superstar has an idea for how to honour his legacy. It started with an Instagram post on Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of the memorial for Kobe and his daughter..." February 26

  • Shaquille O’Neal hilariously changes tack on criticizing young players

    The Sports Rush "The 2020-21 NBA season is almost halfway through. With the All-Star break approaching, there is a lot to be reflected upon about this half. The Los Angeles Lakers, are stuck in a rut, after having a hot start to the season. The Utah Jazz are ablaze, with a league-best 26-6 record. The..." February 26

  • Shaquille O'Neal's Reaction To Charles Barkley Comparison Comment

    Fadeaway World "As he’s demonstrated in past years, Shaq is not a fan of comparisons when he’s part of those and he confirmed that in recent hours after Charles Barkley compared one of the best duos in the NBA right now to the one he created with Kobe Bryant on the Los Angeles..." February 26

  • Canada Goose and Rhude Collab on Vests for NBA All-Star Players

    Complex "Players at this year’s NBA All-Star Game will be staying warm in style thanks to a collaboration by Canada Goose and L.A.-based brand Rhude. The two brands will release limited-edition Canada Goose freestyle vests to be worn by the players selected for the 2021 All-Star..." February 26

  • This is why the NBA likely will never change its logo

    Larry Brown Sports "The topic of the NBA potentially changing its logo has come back into focus this week thanks to Kyrie Irving, but it remains unlikely that we are going to see a new logo at any point in the near future. Why? Money, of course. The current NBA logo was designed in 1969 and features the..." February 25

  • 5 Best NBA Reunions That Should Happen

    Fadeaway World "A lot of time in the NBA, a player is associated with a certain team: for example, someone like Shaquille O’Neal is always associated with the Lakers. But in this era of commonplace player movement, players often switch teams for a variety of reasons. Even if players do leave a team where..." February 25

  • Kevin Garnett 'Uncensored' Excerpt: When Kobe Bryant and I Were the Future

    Bleacher Report "It was 2008, and after 13 seasons, I had finally won the muthaf--kin’ Finals and helped bring the Celtics their first championship in more than 20 years. When the horn went off and the game was over, time froze. My mind froze. I had halfway been expecting a buzzer-beater;..." February 25

  • If Traded, Would Damian Lillard Want To Join The Heat, Warriors, Or Lakers?

    Fadeaway World "Damian Lillard is one of the top-2 point guards in the NBA and one of the favorites for the MVP Award this season. He is averaging 29.6 PPG, 4.4 RPG, and 8.0 APG for the Portland Trail Blazers this season who are currently a top-5 seed in the Western Conference. With Lillard leading the way,..." February 25

  • LeBron James says 'tough stretch' might benefit Lakers: 'Best teacher in life is experience'

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Lakers lost their fourth straight game Wednesday night, getting absolutely thrashed by the Utah Jazz. LeBron James acknowledged that it's been a "tough stretch" for the defending champs but said that the adversity may be good for the team, as it should force them..." February 25

  • 2021 NBA Draft: Best Fits for G League Star Jalen Green

    Bleacher Report "Jalen Green was a projected top-five NBA draft pick entering the G League bubble, and he's delivering on those expectations. Lottery teams can now start thinking about how he fits with their roster, feeling more confident that he's the real deal.  Through..." February 25

  • Lakers' Markieff Morris: Jazz 'beat our ass,' but playoffs are different story

    Heavy "With Wednesday night’s loss to the Utah Jazz, the Los Angeles Lakers have lost four straight games. They’ve now dropped to the third seed in the Western Conference and could easily fall to the fourth if their skid continues. While losing to the Jazz and Brooklyn..." February 25

  • NBA Rising Stars Challenge Removed from 2021 All-Star Weekend

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has canceled the Rising Stars Challenge for the 2021 All-Star break, according to Mark Medina of USA Today. The annual event showcases the top rookies and second-year players in the league, but the game will be cut this year amid changes because..." February 25

  • Key takeaways from Lakers’ brutal Second-Half schedule

    Clutch Points "12 days ahead of the All-Star break, the NBA has released its Second Half schedule for the 72-game 2020-21 regular season. Let’s examine the remaining slate for the Los Angeles Lakers (22-10), who currently sit third in the Western Conference and will take a three-game..." February 24

  • Kyrie Irving Calls for Kobe Bryant to Be the New NBA Logo

    Complex "Kyrie Irving reignited the discussion around changing the NBA logo to Kobe Bryant with an Instagram post on Wednesday. The Brooklyn Nets point guard shared a mock-up/tribute of the late Bryant in the place of the silhouette of Jerry West, who occupies the..." February 24

  • Devin Booker named All-Star replacement for Anthony Davis

    TSN "Devin Booker is headed to the NBA All-Star Game after all. The NBA announced Tuesday evening that Booker will replace Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis next month in Atlanta as Davis continues to deal with an Achilles tendon injury. Many people, including LeBron..." February 24

  • The 10 Greatest Second-Round NBA Draft Steals Since 2010

    Fadeaway World "There have been many famous NBA Draft steals in recent memory. However, how many came in the second round? You might actually be surprised at how many current and former NBA stars were second-round picks between 2010 and 2020. Whether they were picked with the first five picks of the..." February 24

  • Vanessa Bryant supports Kyrie Irving’s proposed NBA logo

    Clutch Points "Vanessa Bryant, the wife of Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant, is in full support of Kyrie Irving’s proposition to make the Black Mamba the new NBA logo. The Brooklyn Nets guard posted an action shot of Kobe Bryant for the NBA logo and..." February 24

  • NBA releases 2nd-half schedule "The NBA today released its game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio for the Second Half of the 2020-21 regular season, which will begin Wednesday, March 10 and conclude Sunday, May 16. The Second Half..." February 24

  • NBA reports 2 positive COVID-19 tests in last week

    The Score "Two of 455 NBA players tested for COVID-19 in the last week returned positive results, the league announced Wednesday. The NBA reported five positive tests among players a week ago... " February 24

  • Hassan Whiteside considered possible target for Lakers

    NBA Analysis "The Los Angeles Lakers currently are dealing with a variety of key personnel limitations. Anthony Davis will be sidelined beyond the NBA All-Star break and Dennis Schroder remains in COVID protocol. They could look to outside options to help improve the roster around LeBron..." February 24

  • 3 ideal Kristaps Porzingis trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Reports surfaced earlier this week that the struggling Dallas Mavericks were interested in pulling off a Kristaps Porzingis trade. It has become all-too obvious that the Unicorn is not that second star behind Luka Doncic to lead Dallas to championship contention. Injuries coupled..." February 23

  • LeBron James Calls Devin Booker 'Most Disrespected Player' In NBA After All-Star Snub

    TMZ ""Devin Booker is the most disrespected player in our league!!! Simple as that." LeBron James is FURIOUS about Devin Booker's snub from the All-Star Game ... saying the Phoenix Suns star was more than deserving to make the team in 2021. The Western..." February 23

  • Meek Mill speaks out on Vanessa Bryant callout over Lakers legend Kobe Bryant reference

    Clutch Points "Meek Mill has finally aired his side in the controversy that led to Vanessa Bryant calling the rapper out for his “extremely insensitive and disrespectful” song lyrics referencing her late husband, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Mill took..." February 23

  • Alessia Cara to perform Canadian anthem at 2021 NBA All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "Canadian singer/songwriter and Grammy Award winner Alessia Cara will be among the artists performing prior to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Cara became the first Canadian ever to win a Grammy for "best new artist," earning the..." February 23

  • Twitter Debates Who Is The Biggest #NBAAllstar Snub After The List Was Released

    Black Sports Online "The NBA is officially announcing the Allstar game reserves tonight but when you’re Shams you get the list earlier than everyone else. Shams tweeted out the reserves list which include Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Paul George, Zion Williamson, and..." February 23

  • Andre Drummond Would Solve Nothing For the Los Angeles Lakers

    The Big Lead "The Los Angeles Lakers are in a bit of a rut right now. They've dropped four of their last five and the team has struggled to adjust to the loss of Anthony Davis, made worse by the absence of Dennis Schroder, who is also rehabbing his own injury. It is February, however, and..." February 23

  • Damian Lillard, James Harden among reserves selected by league's coaches

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Game starters last Thursday, but given the somewhat predictable nature of picking the top five players in each conference, tonight's reveal is the more important one. On Tuesday, the league unveiled the seven All-Star reserves for each conference as selected..." February 23

  • LeBron James wouldn’t like it, but Lakers need to give him a break

    Clutch Points "If there was one takeaway from Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James’ comments following his team’s loss to the Washington Wizards, it’s that he doesn’t want any rest. The Lakers squandered a double-digit lead against the Wizards,..." February 23

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Would Blow Up The 2021 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It may seem like we'll have to satisfy our NBA transaction fix by wondering about Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond buyouts (which...meh). But if this season has demonstrated anything, it's that we never really know when a big move is coming. James..." February 23

  • Lakers not expected to bring back DeMarcus Cousins

    NBA Analysis "The Los Angeles Lakers were reportedly mentioned as having interest in DeMarcus Cousins after his time with the Houston Rockets were to come to an end. Now, the latest NBA rumors state otherwise. According to the LA Time’ Dan Woike and Broderick Turner, the Lakers are..." February 23

  • LeBron James insists he doesn't need more rest: 'I'm here to work'

    The Score "LeBron James is one of the most durable players in league history, with nearly 60,000 minutes on his NBA odometer between regular and postseason play. Now in his age 36 season, The King doesn't feel he has to take the foot off the pedal just yet. "I think this..." February 23

  • Lakers will waive Quinn Cook, opening up both a roster spot and flexibility under the hard cap

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are waiving fifth-year guard Quinn Cook, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Cook, a lifelong Lakers fan who won a championship with the team last season, struggled to find any minutes in a revamped rotation. The decision serves multiple..." February 23

  • Vanessa Bryant criticises Meek Mill for 'insensitive' Kobe Bryant lyrics

    BBC "Vanessa Bryant has criticised rapper Meek Mill over a song that references her late husband, the basketball star Kobe Bryant. Don't Worry (RIP Kobe) contains the lyric: "If I ever lack, I'm goin' out with my chopper, it be another Kobe." Bryant was..." February 23

  • Lakers are favorites to land DeMarcus Cousins?

    Larry Brown Sports "DeMarcus Cousins never got a chance to take the court for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the opportunity may soon be presenting itself again.’s Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson reported this week that the Lakers are believed to be the favorites for Cousins..." February 22

  • NBA All-Star reserves: Damian Lillard a lock, but the rest not so easy

    USA Today "Picking NBA All-Star starters is easy. Selecting the reserves is difficult, and it’s up to NBA coaches to make the decisions. When the 2021 All-Star reserves are announced Tuesday on TNT, worthy players will be rewarded for the seasons they are having. We see you,..." February 22

  • LeBron James reacts to David Vanterpool Timberwolves snubbing as HC

    Clutch Points "Perhaps even more relevant than the recent firing of Ryan Saunders is the fact that the Minnesota Timberwolves organization glossed over current assistant coach David Vanterpool for the newly-opened post. Personalities from around the league have had their..." February 22

  • LeBron James Lakers Highlight Sells for Record $208K on NBA Top Shot

    Bleacher Report "A highlight of LeBron James posterizing Nemanja Bjelica in Nov. 2019 sold on NBA Top Shot for $208,000 on Monday, which is now the most lucrative sale in the company's history:   "Iconic buy," Roham Gharegozlou, the CEO of Dapper..." February 22

  • 5 Best Targets For The Miami Heat Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat made the NBA Finals last season, shocking everyone with their play as a defensive team. Led by their new signing Jimmy Butler, the Heat played like a team that deserved a chip and injuries destroyed their chances. But this season, they are struggling to find their form and are..." February 22