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  • Frank Vogel hopeful Rajon Rondo makes Lakers season debut vs. Suns

    USA Today "The saga of Rajon Rondo’s return from a calf injury has taken another interesting turn on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after Rondo himself alluded to the similarities between his injury and the one that led to Kevin Durant’s torn Achilles in the NBA Finals earlier this..." November 12

  • Dwyane Wade shoots down idea of joining Lakers if LeBron James asked

    Complex "It’s Friday afternoon in Los Angeles and Dwyane Wade is on his way to meet the Miami Heat at their team hotel before heading off to Staples Center to watch his former team play against the Los Angeles Lakers.  Wade announced his retirement at the start of last season and..." November 12

  • Inside the NBA's silent tension surrounding Daryl Morey

    ESPN "NOBODY SAW MUCH of Daryl Morey in the days after the Houston Rockets landed in Tokyo for the NBA's Japan Games. The Rockets' general manager confined himself to his room at the Ritz Carlton in Roppongi Hills during the team's six-day visit, spotted leaving for..." November 12

  • Why Lakers, Anthony Davis believe they are not compromising his health

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Lakers star landed on the floor with a thud, leaving fans at Staples Center yelling out a collective gasp. Anthony Davis had just aggravated his sore right shoulder after blocking Pascal Siakam during Sunday’s loss to the Toronto Raptors. Instead of bemoaning the pain..." November 12

  • Lakers’ Rajon Rondo Not Pushing Recovery From Calf Strain, Thanks To Kevin Durant

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Lakers veteran guard Rajon Rondo has yet to take the court this season as he continues to rehab a calf strain. On Monday, he shared that his injury was compared to Kevin Durant’s, which convinced him not to push his recovery too quickly. Likely, Rondo won’t be..." November 11

  • Anthony Davis' shoulder injury lingers: 'Never a play I don't feel it'

    ESPN "Following a 113-104 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis admitted that he is still feeling discomfort in his right shoulder, which he jammed on a missed dunk attempt two weeks ago. "There's really..." November 11

  • Lakers making Jason Kidd unavailable to media due to undercutting considerations?

    Larry Brown Sports "Jason Kidd is perhaps the most prominent assistant coach in the NBA today, and the Los Angeles Lakers do not seem to want his profile to get any larger. Mark Heisler of the OC Register reported on Saturday that the Lakers are so sensitive to suggestions Kidd might undercut..." November 10

  • Report: Lakers' Rondo expecting to make season debut Sunday

    NBA.com "Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo is expecting to make his season debut on Sunday vs. the Toronto Raptors, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Rondo has missed the Lakers' first eight games while dealing with a right calf injury. " November 09

  • Lakers' LeBron James calls it his 'personal motivation' to prove he’s not washed up

    USA Today "The powerful superstar moves like a smooth freight train when he attacks the basket. He competes on defense with both his effort and words. LeBron James is still the complete package as he led the Lakers to a 95-80 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday..." November 09

  • Watch: Dwight Howard sings ‘I love LA’ in tunnel after win over Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "Following a 95-80 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night at the STAPLES Center, Los Angeles Lakers big man Dwight Howard, who scored just two points on 1-of-2 shooting and a -10 differential, was caught on camera singing “I love L.A.” on his way back to the locker..." November 09

  • LeBron James on load management: If I'm not hurt, I'm playing

    ESPN "Amid a renaissance start to the season for both the Lakers as a successful franchise and LeBron James as a dominant player, James says he has no plans to miss games due to load management in anticipation of a postseason run. "If I'm hurt, I don't play...." November 09

  • Dwight Howard's 'Thought About Dunk Contest,' But Focus Is On Lakers

    TMZ "It's been 11 years since Dwight Howard won the NBA Dunk Contest with that insane Superman slam ... and now DH says he's given serious thought to doing it AGAIN!!! "I thought about it. I'm getting my legs back. I feel young again," 33-year-old Howard..." November 09

  • Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including Luka Doncic trickery

    ESPN "As we put the first 10% of the season in the books, here are 10 things to check out: 1. We need to talk about Nikola Nikola Jokic has probably racked up more "likes" in this space than any other player. And so it is with a heavy heart that I note: Jokic does..." November 08

  • Inside the NBA Brought Chris Jericho on Set and Then All Hell Broke Loose in The Wrestling Ring

    Black Sports Online "The funniest thing is Jericho’s face throughout. He is truly looking at these dudes like “what the hell is going on, I was supposed to just do a quick promo.” You can’t put a Wrestling ring in the studio and not think Shaq is going to act up. " November 08

  • Map Shows The Most Hated NBA Teams In Every State For 2019-2020 Season

    Total Pro Sports "he Los Angeles Lakers are truly back. After several years of being quite irrelevant when it comes to having a Championship contender, the team went out and signed LeBron James and traded for Anthony Davis in back-to-back offseasons. " November 07

  • Dwight Howard is no longer eating 'McDonald's, chicken wings and honey buns every single day'

    Yahoo! Sports "Los Angeles Lakers big man Dwight Howard has some advice for anyone who will listen: Take care of your body. Howard would know. As a young professional athlete, Howard had some awful eating habits, which included eating 24 candy bars a day. But the 33-year-old Howard is a..." November 07

  • NBA head coaching jobs are increasingly stable

    SB Nation "The NBA head coaching profession is among the least stable in all of sports. Some franchises cycle through a new head coach seemingly every year. The names who hold jobs for a decade or more are essentially legends, and even then, respected status and success is no guarantee of stability. The..." November 07

  • NBA now forbids teams from using apps that auto-delete communication with players, agents

    Pro Basketball Talk "To crack down on widespread tampering, the NBA began requiring teams to keep communications with agents and players for one year. The league can audit five teams annually. But what about workarounds? Pete Thamel, Seerat Sohi and Charles Robinson of Yahoo..." November 07

  • Ranking NBA's biggest early surprises: New-look Suns, unrecognizable Warriors, Lakers defense lead the way

    CBS Sports "The thing we most love about sports is the stuff we never see coming. They don't make movies about the favorite winning the game they're supposed to win -- instead it's the scrappy underdog who defies the odds and people's expectations with an unprecedented show of fortitude. A..." November 07

  • Free Agents Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then the club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 07

  • Executives believe Andre Iguodala will sign with Lakers

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Two weeks into the NBA season and Andre Iguodala remains at home, waiting for the Grizzlies to decide his fate. The Warriors dealt Iguodala to the Grizzlies this summer for a trade exception, but the 2015 NBA Finals MVP never was going to lace up his sneakers for the..." November 07

  • Former NBA commissioner David Stern all in on sports betting

    Newsday "David Stern is no stranger to the long battle against legalized betting in American sports. In 1991, he testified in the U.S. Senate hearings that led to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The Supreme Court overturned that law 18 months ago, opening the door to..." November 07

  • Jalen Rose Explains Why Fans and Media Are to Blame for Load Management in the NBA

    The Big Lead "Kawhi Leonard is not playing tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. Leonard will miss his second game in eight days because of load management. Both of those games just happened to be broadcast on ESPN, so no one besides Kawhi's aching back is happy with the..." November 06

  • LeBron James Tells Heckler 'Your Lady Embarrassed to Be With You'

    Complex "LeBron James helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 118-112 victory against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, but not everyone was impressed. An all-too passionate Chicago fan decided to heckle the Lakers, taking aim at LeBron and Anthony Davis in..." November 06

  • How The Los Angeles Lakers Can Win The 2020 NBA Championship

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers are looking very strong this season, and it is only a matter of time before they really build their chemistry on the floor with all their new players. After all, they are one of the favorites in the West. But there will be roadblocks for the Lakers, specifically..." November 05

  • Josh Hart says trade from Lakers to Pelicans was the best thing to happen to Brandon Ingram

    Clutch Points "Brandon Ingram has quickly taken ownership of his role as a vital starter for the New Orleans Pelicans, now also garnering consideration for the Most Improved Player award. The fourth-year wing is averaging a strong 25.9 points per game, a hefty increase from last season’s averages,..." November 05

  • Lakers' Kyle Kuzma to get more minutes against Bulls

    ESPN "Expect to see more Kyle Kuzma on the floor for the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night at the United Center. In his first pair of games back, Kuzma logged 19 minutes in an overtime win over the Mavs, then 16 minutes against the Spurs, but that number will jump to 26..." November 05

  • The Biggest Sneaker Storylines of the 2019-20 NBA Season

    Complex "The NBA made its long-awaited return only a few weeks ago and has already provided fans with the buzzer beaters, scuffles, memes, and superstar performances they had been yearning for during the offseason. The new-look Los Angeles Lakers are dominating thus far as expected with the..." November 05

  • Anthony Davis claims he didn’t say he’d consider going to Chicago in free agency

    Silver Screen And Roll "Monday evening, Anthony Davis caused a bit of a stir when video surfaced of him not outright ruling out the Chicago Bulls as an option for him in free agency. Tuesday morning, he was asked about that exchange and said he never said what he pretty much said in the..." November 05

  • Bulls fans: Don’t get your hopes up, Anthony Davis isn’t coming home next summer

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis is going to come to Chicago… as an All-Star in February. Beyond that, it’s not happening, Davis is not coming home as a free agent next summer. There’s a better chance of Coldplay’s new album not being basic (and you know it will..." November 05

  • Joakim Noah Still Hoping To Sign With Contender

    NBC Sports Chicago "Former Bulls center Joakim Noah reportedly suffered what sounded like a potentially career-ending injury, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Windhorst reported the news on Monday on The Hoop Collective Podcast, but has since walked it..." November 05

  • Lakers have a steal in Dwight Howard

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers may have a steal in… Dwight Howard? Yes, Dwight Howard. For the past handful of years, as Dwight Howard bounced from franchise to franchise — Houston to Atlanta to Charlotte to Washington, with fans cheering his exit in each city — the sentiment from..." November 05

  • Lakers' Dwight Howard has only missed five shots in six games

    CBS Sports "Expectations weren't high when the Lakers brought Dwight Howard back for a second stint in Los Angeles, and for good reason. Now 33 years old, Howard played just nine games last season due to various injuries, and teams haven't been able to get rid of him fast..." November 04

  • LeBron James to help build housing for I Promise school's families

    ESPN "LeBron James opened his I Promise school in Akron, Ohio, over a year ago and now plans to provide transitional housing for students and families in need of safe shelter. The LeBron James Family Foundation and Graduate Hotels announced plans for the I Promise Village by Graduate..." November 04

  • Ex-coach Stan Van Gundy praises Dwight Howard amid resurgent start to season

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard is getting some praise from a very unlikely source in the wake of his strong start to the season for the Los Angeles Lakers. In an appearance Monday on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Stan Van Gundy, who infamously coached Howard on the Orlando Magic, praised his former..." November 04

  • Lakers’ Anthony Davis All-in on Chicago as ‘Mecca of Basketball’

    Heavy "The Brow has spoken. Lakers‘ big man Anthony Davis is debunking the myth that New York City is the “Mecca of Basketball.” Davis told reporters Monday that Chicago is king when it comes to hoops. “It is. We’ve got the best basketball players..." November 04

  • Dwight Howard's Superstar Days Are Over, but He's 'Superman' to LeBron James, Lakers

    Bleacher Report "Not every NBA All-Star recognizes superstardom isn't forever. It may be why Carmelo Anthony doesn't currently have a roster spot or why Allen Iverson's career died out prematurely once he left his prime. Vince Carter is in his 22nd season because he embraced..." November 04

  • LeBron James credits health for his improved defense

    ABC7 "The Los Angeles Lakers look dominant on defense and, in the early going, LeBron James has been a linchpin rather than a liability on that end of the floor. "I'm playing injury free. I'm not injured. My quick twitch is back. My speed is back, my..." November 04

  • Jose Calderon Announces Retirement, Joins NBPA As Special Assistant

    Real GM Basketball "Jose Calderon has announced his retirement as a player from the NBA and has joined the NBPA as a Special Assistant. The position is newly formed and a season-long position that both the union and Calderon hope will become a recurring role. " November 04

  • Lakers considering Kyle Kuzma for possible sixth man role

    Orange County Register "It worked for Manu Ginobili and Jamal Crawford. It works for Lou Williams. Could Kyle Kuzma make his presence felt as a high-scoring sixth man? It’s something the Lakers are looking at as Kuzma ramps his minutes back up. On Friday night for his return from injury, the..." November 04

  • Frank Vogel emphasizes that Danny Green brings more than just shooting to the Lakers

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel sure is glad to have Danny Green on his team. After all, Green recently admitted that he was close to signing with the Dallas Mavericks in free agency. Green actually helped sink the Mavs on Friday night when he buried a..." November 03

  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic reacts to Lakers’ LeBron James calling him a ‘bad motherf***er’

    Clutch Points "After the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, Lakers star LeBron James called Mavs youngster Luka Doncic a “bad motherf***er.” James and Doncic had a special duel. LeBron finished with 39 points, 12 rebounds and 16..." November 03

  • Matt Barnes Gives Play-By-Play On Punching Derek Fisher Into Sliding Glass Window For Dating His Wife

    Total Pro Sports "By now, you’ve heard the infamous story of how Matt Barnes allegedly left practice to drive 95 miles to confront Derek Fisher to “beat the s**t out of him” when he found out Fisher was romancing his estranged wife. It didn’t quite happen the way the social..." November 03

  • 7 takeaways from a classic between Lakers and Mavs

    The Score "Well, that was scintillating. With all due respect to the 317-point shootout between the Rockets and Wizards earlier this week, the NBA delivered its first instant classic of the 2019-20 season on Friday night in Dallas, with LeBron James and the Los Angeles..." November 02

  • Luka Doncic gets stitches for head laceration; Mavericks unhappy with officiating

    ESPN "Mavericks star Luka Doncic needed three stitches to repair a laceration on his head suffered in a collision late in a 119-110 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, but the team's medical staff determined he did not have a concussion. The..." November 02

  • NBA reminds teams to keep all electronic communications with players, agents

    NBC Sports "It was part of Adam Silver’s and the NBA’s new “crackdown” on tampering — five random teams will get audited by the NBA at the end of the season. Just to make sure they didn’t break the rules. This week the NBA sent out a memo to all 30..." November 01

  • Kyle Kuzma set for season debut as LeBron James says Lakers "definitely missed him"

    Sporting News "LeBron James said the Lakers are looking forward to welcoming Kyle Kuzma back from injury. Kuzma has yet to feature for the Lakers this NBA season due to a stress reaction in his left ankle, missing the team's opening four games. However, Kuzma — who suffered the..." October 31

  • LeBron James and Savannah Bring In 'Project Runway' Star for Halloween Costumes

    TMZ "LeBron James and his wife, Savannah, went ALL-OUT for their Halloween costumes -- bringing in some of the top hair, makeup and fashion people in the country ... and the results are AWESOME! Check out Edward Scissorhands and Medusa ... and no, these ain't your typical..." October 31

  • Rookie Scale Option Decisions Still To Come

    Hoops Rumors "Thursday, October 31 is the deadline for teams to exercise rookie scale options for the 2020/21 season. These options apply to either the third or fourth year of a rookie scale contract for players who were drafted in the first round. If they’re not exercised, the player becomes an..." October 31

  • Lakers fans ask LeBron James for “Taco Tuesday” chant, and he starts it

    Yahoo! Sports "For Lakers fans, the chance to win two free tacos can be the thing they care most deeply about at the end of games. The promotion is if the Lakers win and hold the opposing team under 111 points (up this season from the previous 100), Lakers fans get a coupon as they exit the building..." October 30