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  • Decisions On 2021/22 Rookie Scale Team Options

    Hoops Rumors "Under the revamped schedule for the 2020/21 league year, NBA teams have until December 29 to make decisions on the third- and fourth-year team options for players on rookie scale contracts. All the players whose options will be exercised or declined by December 29 are already under..." December 05

  • LeBron James raps Jay-Z songs for mogul’s birthday

    Clutch Points "LeBron James sent out a couple of shout outs to Jay-Z as the rap mogul celebrated his 51st birthday on Friday. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar took to his Instagram Stories to send his birthday greetings to Jay-Z, which also came complete with LeBron’s own..." December 05

  • Lakers Star Anthony Davis Gives Concerning Reason for Contract Length

    Heavy "Anthony Davis surprised most of the basketball world when he re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers this week, not because he returned to suit up for the purple and gold, but by the length of the contract he signed. Davis could have done a shorter deal and seemingly made more..." December 04

  • 10 NBA Players Under The Most Pressure In The 2020-21 Season

    Fadeaway World "The 2021 season is coming very soon and that means certain NBA stars will be under pressure. Most NBA superstars have a lot to prove anyway, but 10 players will need to prove their critics wrong and step their games up. This means they need to showcase their talents in terms of numbers or team..." December 04

  • Frank Vogel’s honest assessment of Dennis Schroder as potential starter for Lakers

    Clutch Points "Dennis Schroder was one of the new additions for the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason. Some people are wondering if he’ll be inserted into the starting lineup. While everyone assesses whether or not he should start, Frank Vogel discussed the potential of Schroder starting..." December 04

  • Kyle Kuzma explains why he deleted his Twitter account

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyle Kuzma currently has an active Twitter account, but he went through a period where he deactivated it. Kuzma has dealt with criticism from fans, including some petitioning to take away his championship ring with the Los Angeles Lakers for not having an active role in helping the..." December 04

  • Lakers Bring Back Recently Released Veteran Quinn Cook

    Heavy "One of the earliest moves the Los Angeles Lakers did in free agency was to waive veteran guard Quinn Cook. He didn’t play a lot of minutes this past season and seemed expendable. Cook was in the news recently as LeBron James suggested that the team could bring him..." December 04

  • The Lakers’ preseason plan for LeBron James, per Frank Vogel

    Clutch Points "The NBA preseason is set to begin on Dec. 11, with the Los Angeles Lakers facing the Los Angeles Clippers to begin their exhibition schedule. While LeBron James could use some time to get acquainted with his new teammates, Frank Vogel doesn’t..." December 04

  • NBA releases 1st half of 2020-21 schedule

    The Score "The NBA released the first portion of its 72-game schedule for the upcoming season Friday. The Kevin Durant-led Brooklyn Nets will kick off the 2020-21 campaign Dec. 22 with a matchup against his former team, the Golden State Warriors, at 7 p.m. ET. That..." December 04

  • 5 NBA Robins That Could Become NBA Batmen

    Fadeaway World "In basketball, the clear cut best players like Michael Jordan and LeBron James are considered the “Batman” of their team. That term implies that they’re just like the winged superhero: a good leader who can lead his allies to victory over any team. But Batman wouldn’t be..." December 04

  • LeBron James Says Kyle Kuzma Will Take ‘Giant Leap’ This Season

    Fadeaway World "Kyle Kuzma is coming from an NBA season where he received a lot of criticism from the Los Angeles Lakers fans. Kuz didn’t play well, that is true, and when the Lakers landed in the bubble, the forward’s level was just bad. That earned him a lot of bad comments and even though..." December 04

  • Ranking NBA 'City' uniforms for 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "For the fourth-straight season, the NBA and Nike collaborated on 'City' edition jerseys for every team in the league. Since Nike took over as the official uniform partner for the league, some teams have really gotten creative with uniform designs, while others have simply taken the easy..." December 04

  • Markieff Morris reassures Lakers fans about Clippers rumors

    Yardbarker "Markieff Morris did his best to reassure Los Angeles Lakers fans about the rumored pursuit of him by the rival Clippers. Morris re-signed with the Lakers last month... " December 04

  • Marcus Morris Puts Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell on Notice With Stern Warning

    Heavy "If the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers didn’t like each other last season, they’re probably going to like each other even less this year. The Lakers picked up Montrezl Harrell in free agency and the move probably didn’t sit very well with most of the..." December 04

  • Alex Caruso embracing his cult following

    NBA News Now "Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso is embracing his cult following, speaking on Thursday about the love the local fanbase has for him " December 04

  • Fans Go Wild Over Lakers’ New ‘City Edition’ Jerseys

    Heavy "There might not be a colorway more iconic in the NBA than the Los Angeles Lakers‘ purple and gold. While they are the colors that represent one of the best franchises in sports, they’re not afraid to make a change from time to time. The Lakers are going to switch things up this..." December 03

  • NBA plans to continue not testing for marijuana during 2020-21 season

    Clutch Points "The NBA will not test its players for marijuana in the 2020-21 season, per Ben Dowsett, the same policy adopted by the league for the bubble in Orlando. In March, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported that the NBA and the National Basketball Players..." December 03

  • J.R. Smith trends immediately after reports NBA won't test players for marijuana in 2020-21

    Sporting News "Bah God, that's J.R. Smith's music. Twitter made some highly amusing jokes about the free-agent guard after it was reported Thursday that the NBA plans not to test players for marijuana use in the 2020-21 season, continuing a policy that began last summer in the..." December 03

  • League may boost active player tally to 15 "Due to the compressed 2020-21 season schedule and fears over the impact of COVID-19 on NBA roster availability, the league may boost its active player list tally from 13 players to 15 players this year, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The league’s Competition Committee..." December 03

  • Lakers celebrated NBA title partying in Las Vegas, San Diego after leaving bubble

    USA Today "Despite restrictions in place during the pandemic, the Los Angeles Lakers celebrated their NBA championship run in Las Vegas after pursuing the title for nearly three months at a quarantined campus in Florida. “It is empty. We definitely had our own fun,” Lakers..." December 03

  • Lakers make re-signings of LeBron James, Anthony Davis official

    Sportsnet "The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday that they have officially re-signed both LeBron James and Anthony Davis. James' deal was announced first, with the four-time MVP inking a two-year, $85 million contract through the 2022-23 season on Wednesday. The..." December 03

  • Rockets big man DeMarcus Cousins sees some Anthony Davis in Christian Wood

    Clutch Points "DeMarcus Cousins will be spending the next couple of weeks adjusting to his new teammates ahead of opening night. In such, he’s already had some impressive takes on one of his fellow Rockets newcomers in Christian Wood. Cousins spoke to Wood’s talents and..." December 03

  • NBA Targeting March 25 For 2021 Trade Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has its eye on Thursday, March 25 for this season’s trade deadline, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). While that’s the tentative plan, the date will still need to be approved by the league’s Board of Governors, Charania notes. In..." December 03

  • Do LeBron James and Anthony Davis Extensions Kill Lakers' Hopes for Giannis Antetokounmpo?

    Bleacher Report "If the Los Angeles Lakers still have designs on adding Giannis Antetokounmpo to a core of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, that longest of long shots got even longer with news that James will sign a two-year extension and Davis intends to sign for five years,..." December 03

  • Kyle Kuzma on Future With Lakers: ‘We’ll See’

    Heavy "The Los Angeles Lakers have locked up Anthony Davis and LeBron James with new deals this week, and on the horizon could be an extension for Kyle Kuzma. Kuzma said his agent and the Lakers have had talks about an extension, but is letting things play..." December 03

  • 5 NBA Duos That Could Break Up This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA season is fast approaching and there are still star duos across the league. We are one season removed from seeing a ton of dynamic duos put forth fantastic performances together. The Lakers ultimately had the best duo, with Anthony Davis and LeBron James completely stepping above the..." December 03

  • Dwight Howard Explains Why He Tweeted He Was Re-Signing With The Lakers

    Black Sports Online "Dwight Howard won his first NBA Championship with the Lakers and had a very interesting off season. He made comments about wanting to come back to the Lakers but wanting a real contract this time and caught a lot of backlash for it,  got married to girlfriend and LA Sparks guard..." December 03

  • Is Kyle Kuzma On His Way Out?

    Bleacher Report "Kyle Kuzma's past doesn't matter anymore. Once a surprising draft find who offered hope to a forlorn Los Angeles Lakers franchise, Kuzma's future with the Lakers depends on his ability to go from pleasant surprise to valued contributor on a contender. Most..." December 03

  • 5 Best Trade Packages For Kevin Love

    Fadeaway World "The Cavaliers finished dead last in their conference at the end of the 2020 NBA season. They need to rebuild and look towards the future. Collin Sexton and Obi Toppin could be exciting in the future; why not help them by getting players to support them in contending? The Cavaliers’..." December 03

  • With LeBron James and Anthony Davis Signed Through 2023, the Lakers Are Going to Be Good Forever

    The Big Lead "Anthony Davis signed a new 5-year, $190 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Earlier this week LeBron James signed a 2-year extension that will keep him in Los Angeles through 2023. These things seemed like an eventuality when the Lakers won the 2020 NBA..." December 03

  • Nikola Jokic doesn’t care about Lakers or lack of respect after beating Clippers

    Clutch Points "The Denver Nuggets are coming off a season in which they finished with the third seed in the Western Conference and played in the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2009. Along the way, they made history by coming back from 3-1 series deficits in the first round..." December 03

  • Lakers star LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ will arrive on HBO Max

    Clutch Points "The Space Jam sequel is apparently slated to arrive on HBO Max in 2021. LeBron James is starring in Space Jam: A New Legacy, which is a follow-up to the original Space Jam (1996) featuring Michael Jordan. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, however,..." December 03

  • LeBron James says he wanted to start a ‘Team LeBron’ Nike brand featuring Luka Doncic as his first signee

    Dallas Morning News "LeBron James and Luka Doncic already are linked as 2020-21 NBA Most Valuable Player candidates, and they’ll see each other soon enough when the Mavericks visit the reigning champion Lakers on Christmas night. A surprise “What if” commonality, though, emerged..." December 03

  • Anthony Davis finalizing five-year, $190 million maximum contract to stay with Lakers

    ESPN "All-NBA forward Anthony Davis is finalizing a five-year, $190 million maximum contract to stay with the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, Klutch Sports CEO and Founder Rich Paul told ESPN. The deal includes an early termination option prior to the fifth year of the..." December 03

  • 48 NBA players positive for COVID-19 in 1st round of testing

    The Score "Forty-eight of 546 NBA players tested positive for COVID-19 during the league's initial testing phase from Nov. 24 to 30, the league announced Wednesday. That represents an 8.8% positivity rate of those tested, which is lower than the current United States average of 10.2%,..." December 02

  • Way-Too-Soon 2021 NBA Trade Deadline Predictions

    Bleacher Report "There's no such thing as thinking too far ahead in the abbreviated and accelerated 2020-21 NBA season. Ink is still drying on most free-agent and rookie contracts, but players are already in training camps. The campaign will tip off before you know it, and roster..." December 02

  • LeBron James Signed Extension With Lakers To Team Up With Bronny James Jr.?

    TMZ "LeBron James just took one step closer to making his dream of being NBA teammates with his son a reality ... by signing a 2-year, $85 million extension to stay with the Lakers through 2023. And, ya know who might be entering the NBA in 2023?? BRONNY JAMES!!! " December 02

  • 3 Trade Offers For Bradley Beal The Wizards Can’t Refuse

    Fadeaway World "The Washington Wizards will apparently start the season with both John Wall and Bradley Beal suiting up in the Wizards jerseys. After all, they are both All-Star talents with tremendous offensive upside and have experience playing with each other. But they shouldn’t fool themselves, Wall..." December 02

  • LeBron James And Richard Jefferson Joke About Kyle Kuzma Trade

    The Sports Rush "LeBron James had some great moments in his new appearance on the Road Trippin’ podcast with former teammate Richard Jefferson. Less than 2 months after winning the 4th NBA title and 4th Finals MVP of his career, LeBron James has reason to believe he’s still the man. At 35..." December 02

  • 5 best trade destinations for Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo

    Sportsnaut "Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo claims he doesn’t want to be traded, but his alleged words to players from other teams on the court in the Orlando bubble suggest otherwise. Oladipo said when asked if he’d ever demanded a trade from Indiana,..." December 02

  • Lakers, LeBron James Agree To Contract Extension

    Hoops Rumors "The Lakers and LeBron James have agreed to terms on a two-year, $85MM contract extension, agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports tells Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports confirms (via Twitter) that an extension agreement..." December 02

  • NBA Opening Night To Feature Lakers/Clippers, Nets/Warriors

    SI "The NBA is less than three weeks away from kicking off the 2020-21 season and opening night will feature a pair of high-profile matchups. Steph Curry and the Warriors will travel to Brooklyn to begin the season on Dec. 22 as they face Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the new-look..." December 02

  • LeBron James 'very intrigued' to see how NBA carries out season amid pandemic

    The Score "LeBron James says he's curious about how the NBA will protect its players and staff from COVID-19 once the new season tips off Dec. 22. "I'm very intrigued on seeing what the protocols (are) going to be," James said Tuesday on the "Road Trippin'"..." December 02

  • Calm and confident, LeBron James says Los Angeles Lakers can 'absolutely' repeat in 2021

    ESPN "LeBron James is confident that the Los Angeles Lakers' offseason moves will put them in position to defend their NBA championship. "We can [repeat]. I mean, it's that simple," James said on an episode of the podcast "Road Trippin'," hosted by..." December 02

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Appears to Recruit LeBron James

    Heavy "There’s been a lot of speculation that two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo could end up in Los Angeles, but the Milwaukee Bucks forward appeared to extend an olive branch to other superstars around the league to join him in the Cream City, including LeBron James and..." December 01

  • NBA leaks its Christmas Day schedule

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s hard to believe that the new NBA season is nearly upon us even though it feels like the last one just ended. But yes, the 2020-2021 NBA season is coming up, and we already have the tentative schedule for Christmas Day. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski leaked the schedule. It..." December 01

  • Marc Gasol Kept His Promise To Kobe Bryant: ‘Hang In There For A Couple Of Years, Then Come Over To Us.’

    Fadeaway World "Marc Gasol has landed in the Los Angeles Lakers after weeks of speculation regarding his future in the NBA. Gasol emulates what his brother Pau did and now is set to win a title with the franchise, as Pau also did. This was a great move by the Lakers but there was more behind that,..." December 01

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo On LeBron James Being His Idol

    Black Sports Online "I am sure social media won’t overreact to these comments from Giannis. Giannis said it didn’t bother him that LeBron thought he was MVP because LeBron is his idol. " December 01

  • What blockbuster NBA deals could be coming next?

    Sportsnaut "We’ve already seen NBA trades that will shake up the foundation of the league this coming season season. It has been just a few weeks since the Association allowed teams to finalize trades. Meanwhile, the NBA is coming off finally holding its annual NBA Draft. From Chris..." December 01

  • Lakers Are Planning To Pursue Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George Or Kawhi Leonard To Play With Anthony Davis

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers just won the 2020 NBA championship in the bubble in October, they are ready to face the upcoming NBA season and are ready to keep ruling the league for several years to come. The Purple and Gold are planning their future, even getting ready for the possibility of LeBron..." December 01