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  • LeBron James, Lakers stuck staring at shrinking star market

    Sporting News "Magic Johnson and the Lakers made their splash when they acquired LeBron James via free agency this past summer. The move sent a strong message that the "Showtime" Lakers were back, but it also came with its own set of problems. James alone won’t bring a..." November 20

  • Luke Walton says he’s looking for ways to get Michael Beasley more minutes

    Silver Screen And Roll "The Los Angeles Lakers have a singular goal for the first season of the LeBron James era: wins. Just get enough wins to make the playoffs, and preferably in a decent seed, given how mediocre the Western Conference has been this season. As that is the case,..." November 20

  • Lakers shift Lonzo Ball’s minutes to running second-unit offense

    Orange County Register "Tucked into the shadow of a monster night by LeBron James, there was a rotation shift by Luke Walton that signals how the Lakers plan to compensate for playing without Rajon Rondo for the next month. It’s simple: Lonzo Ball played more second-unit minutes against the..." November 20

  • Cavaliers and the challenge of accepting a harsh new reality as LeBron James returns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James returns to Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday night, bringing with him memories of what used to be. For James, he's coming back with a new group of teammates, fresh off a dominant performance against his old friends in Miami. There's a sense of hope for the Lakers,..." November 20

  • LeBron James asked Cavaliers specifically not to trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics

    NBC Sports Boston "LeBron James is set to make his second return to Cleveland on Wednesday, a homecoming that should go quite differently than back in 2010 when he was mercilessly booed.  The first time James left his hometown Cavaliers, it was to chase championships in Miami. He won two and..." November 19

  • No, the Lakers shouldn’t trade for Bradley Beal, John Wall or Otto Porter

    Silver Screen And Roll "According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Washington Wizards are preparing to hit the self-destruct button after a disastrous start to the season that Dwight Howard somehow didn’t fix single-handedly. Their star-studded backcourt of John..." November 19

  • Cavs Asked LeBron James To Commit Long-Term If They Declined Kyrie Irving's Trade Request

    Real GM Basketball "When Koby Altman was dealing with the trade request of Kyrie Irving, he asked LeBron James if he would commit to the franchise long-term if Irving was not traded. James said that he wouldn't commit to that stipulation. James was adamant that the Cavaliers not trade Irving,..." November 19

  • Luke Walton had to tell Rajon Rondo to shut up

    Larry Brown Sports "Rajon Rondo was so into coaching the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night that Luke Walton had to tell him to zip it. Rondo is out 4-5 weeks recovering from surgery to repair a broken hand. While he’s out, he’s tried to stay involved with the team by acting as if he’s..." November 19

  • LeBron circles Dec. 10 with Wade to 'finish this off the right way'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are spending a season on opposite coasts for the first time. The irony Sunday was a reunion was prevented because neither was home. That has James circling Dec. 10 on his calendar. With Wade remaining in California in the wake of..." November 19

  • Erik Spoelstra Thinks Luke Walton Is ‘The Perfect Guy’ To Coach The Lakers

    Dime Magazine "The minute LeBron James announced he was joining the Lakers, everything changed. Sure, everyone said all the right things at first, about how this young and talented team would need time to grown and adapt and learn from their mistakes. Patience would be a major virtue, and expectations would..." November 19

  • LeBron James: Kyrie Irving Trade ‘Beginning of the End’ in Cleveland

    SLAM Online "The day Kyrie Irving was traded by the Cavs, LeBron James implored the Cavs not to pull the trigger on the blockbuster swap. After reportedly getting assurances from general manager Koby Altman that it wouldn’t happen, owner Dan..." November 19

  • LeBron James on Lakers Potentially Signing Carmelo Anthony: 'I Have No Idea'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James had little to say regarding the possibility of Carmelo Anthony joining him in the City of Angels. Speaking after Sunday's 130-117 loss to the Orlando Magic, James directed the topic of Anthony's availability to the..." November 18

  • Lebron James’ famous Hummer H2 going up for auction

    Sportsnaut "The famous Hummer H2 that LeBron James drove when he was a senior at St. Vincent-St. Mary is now being made available for purchase at auction. Goldin Auctions, which is famous for helping to sell high-priced sports merchandise, is putting James’ Hummer up for auction. The..." November 17

  • Kobe Bryant nicknamed himself ‘Black Mamba’ to cope with aftermath of rape allegation

    Pro Basketball Talk "In 2003, Kobe Bryant had sex with a woman – who, per Bryant’s own later statement – did not view the encounter as consensual. Charges against him were dropped after the accuser refused to testify. He settled a civil suit with her. Kent Babb of The..." November 16

  • Report: 4 teams interested in trading for Cavs’ Kyle Korver

    Cavs Nation "Per Gery Woelfel of Woelfel’s Press Box, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Kyle Korver has piqued the interest of four teams early in the 2018-19 season: the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles..." November 16

  • Jarrett Jack Believes Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis Will Join LeBron James On Lakers

    NESN "LeBron James surprised many when he elected to join the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency without another superstar joining him in Southern California. But he shouldn’t have to wait too long to get the next Robin to his Batman in the fold. The Lakers will have the cap..." November 16

  • NBA Rumors: 76ers could be interested in Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Sporting News "The 76ers may want to add a guard. Philadelphia "could have eyes for" Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, The Ringer’s Kevin O'Connor reported on a recent podcast. The 76ers are also “highly interested,” in acquiring Cavaliers sharpshooter Kyle..." November 16

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • When will LeBron surpass other legends, become greatest scorer of all-time?

    USA Today "With his 44-point outburst Wednesday night, LeBron James continued to cement himself as one of the greatest scorers in NBA history, passing Wilt Chamberlain to move into fifth place on the all-time scoring list. Now the question isn't whether he'll pass Michael..." November 15

  • Rajon Rondo Facing Decision On Surgery, Could Miss 3-5 Weeks

    Lakers Nation "Enthusiasm was tempered after the LeBron James moved into fifth place on the NBA all-time scoring list and the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning to four games, because of news Rajon Rondo suffered a broken right hand. Lakers head coach Luke Walton revealed the injury..." November 15

  • LeBron James Passes Wilt Chamberlain on All-Time Scoring List

    SLAM Online "LeBron James became the fifth leading scorer in NBA history Wednesday night, leapfrogging Wilt Chamberlain in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 126-117 win against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers. James finished with 44 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. November 15

  • Kyle Kuzma says Lonzo Ball can be ‘one of the best defensive guards’ in the NBA

    Silver Screen And Roll "Don’t look now, but the Los Angeles Lakers have crept up in the defensive rankings — they are currently 18th in the NBA in defensive efficiency — something they always knew they were capable of. Lonzo Ball, widely known for his abilities defensively..." November 14

  • Tyson Chandler says he chose to sign with Lakers over Warriors

    Sporting News "Tyson Chandler had multiple options when he entered free agency. The 36-year-old center told the Los Angeles Times he had five teams interested in him after he was bought out by the Suns earlier this month. Chandler said he narrowed his choices down to the Lakers and the..." November 13

  • Kevin Durant's Mom 'I Love LeBron and Magic Johnson ... Sooooooooooooo?????'

    TMZ "Kevin Durant's mom tells TMZ Sports she loves LeBron James and Magic Johnson, which can only mean one thing ... Wanda Durant loves LeBron and Magic. Nothing more. Nothing less. Of course, Lakers fans are gonna love this clip ... K.D. is a free agent this summer and some..." November 13

  • Report: NBA executive says LeBron James-Brandon Ingram partnership isn’t working

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers’ partnership between LeBron James and Brandon Ingramwas intended to pair two capable playmakers reaping off each other as budding mates, but according to one particular league executive, that is a far fetched dream that has yet to come to..." November 13

  • NBA Rumors: Lakers not signing Carmelo Anthony

    Pro Basketball Talk "Many in Houston are convinced Carmelo Anthony is done with the Rockets. If so, where will he play next? Like when he was a free agent just a few months ago, speculation has centered on teams with his banana-boat buddies. Chris Paul and the..." November 13

  • Why the Lakers shouldn't pursue Carmelo Anthony if he is waived

    247 Sports "Carmelo Anthony seems destined to become a free agent for the second time in a matter of months with sources telling Marc Stein of The New York Times that Anthony's time with the Houston Rockets "will soon be ending." His brief tenure with the team went about as..." November 13

  • LeBron James on Lakers’ early season struggles: ‘I almost cracked’

    Flow Sports "LeBron James was not happy with the Lakers’ slow start. Los Angeles began the season with three consecutive losses and held a 2-5 record in late October. But, the Lakers earned their third straight win when they topped the Hawks by a point Sunday and they’ve been..." November 12

  • Magic Johnson Pumps Brakes On Lakers Hype ... 'It's Still Early'

    TMZ "Don't start the championship parade planning in L.A. yet ... Magic Johnson tells TMZ Sports SLOW YOUR ROLL on crowning the Lakers!!! "It's still early," the LakeShow honcho says. Of course ... Magic is one of very few people feelin' that way in L.A. --..." November 12

  • LeBron James says Tyson Chandler has been 'great' for Lakers, praises vet for rare game-winning block

    CBS Sports "Since adding Tyson Chandler to the team, the Los Angeles Lakers have won three straight games. Furthermore, the veteran center has played a role in all of them, including getting a game-securing block on Trae Young in the closing seconds of the matchup against the Hawks on Sunday..." November 12

  • LeBron Admits He 'Sucks From the Free Throw Line Right Now'

    Complex "New acquisition Tyson Chandler saved the Lakers against the visiting Hawks on Sunday, blocking a last-second Trae Young finger roll to preserve a 107-106 win. He also saved LeBron James from his ongoing ignominy from the charity stripe when the game is close at the end. Trailing 106-105..." November 12

  • Tyson Chandler already one of Lakers' most impactful players after two games

    USA Today "After dropping the first three games of the season, the Los Angeles Lakers are back at .500, and their newest acquisition is a big reason why. LeBron James scored his customary 25 points to lead the Lakers to a 101-86 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. Recently signed..." November 11

  • LeBron James, JaVale McGee say smoke in Kings' arena had an impact on them

    ESPN "Smoke from a wildfire raging in Butte County -- known as the Camp Fire -- billowed into downtown Sacramento and was visible above the court at the Golden 1 Center before and during the Kings' game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday. "We are aware that there is a smoke..." November 11

  • Kings-Lakers game affected by smoke from California fires

    Larry Brown Sports "Wildfires continue to devastate the state of California, and now their impact is being felt at local sporting events as well. ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk shared an image of the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, roughly 90 miles from where the Camp Fire originated, ahead of..." November 11

  • LeBron James’ shadow too big for Kawhi Leonard

    Clutch Points "Despite the Toronto Raptors’ hot start early this season, there are still talks revolving around the possibility of Kawhi Leonard signing with the Los Angeles Lakers next year. But some people around the NBA believe that LeBron James’ shadow might be too big for the mild-mannered..." November 10

  • Lakers find the right fit with Tyson Chandler signing

    The Score "Chandler's a step in the right direction Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka were the definitive winners in free agency after signing LeBron James, but their subsequent moves didn't make much sense. Not only did the front office fail to add reputable shooters to stretch..." November 10

  • Magic Johnson, Lakers Learning Quickly Who Runs LeBron's Teams

    Bleacher Report "The Lakers' universe always spins a little faster than most, as the glitz and glamour and championship banners hover over all basketball affairs at Staples Center. Now, though, it's reached a new speed. The LeBron James effect has achieved full..." November 09

  • Lakers' LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma have made a big connection on the court

    Los Angeles Times "Last season, months after he had dinner with Kobe Bryant, Kyle Kuzma set his sights on another superstar. He wanted to ask LeBron James how James’ body has lasted so long in the NBA. So he asked his manager, Vin Sparacio, to help him. “He can reach the president..." November 09

  • Chandler reflects on L.A. debut: 'I love this city'

    ESPN "It was fitting that the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves of all teams Wednesday because their wildest stretch of the season to date -- and yes, this is taking into account the fists that flew against the Houston Rockets -- started just more than a week ago with a road loss to..." November 08

  • Did ex-teammate do LeBron a favor by waiving Tyson Chandler?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers got an immediate boost from their newest addition in their win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, and many people believe LeBron James should be thanking one of his former teammates for that. Tyson Chandler cleared waivers this week after being..." November 08

  • FAs 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 that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • How the Lakers can afford Kyle Korver

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are imploding. With a 1-10 record they appear to be the odds-on favorite to earn the No. 1 pick in June's NBA Draft, and they have already made the move to emphasize their young talent in allocating playing time. Veteran stalwarts like Kyle Korver and J.R...." November 08

  • Tyson Chandler Is the Missing Piece LeBron James Needs in Los Angeles

    Bleacher Report "If coach Luke Walton's position is in any sort of trouble, the Los Angeles Lakers' Tuesday signing of Tyson Chandler should give Walton both job security and the missing piece of his rotation. Chandler, who hasn't averaged double-digit points since 2014-15..." November 07

  • LeBron James on televising captains' picks: 'What's bad about it?'

    ESPN "LeBron James enjoyed picking his All-Star squad with Steph Curry last season and doesn't see a downside to watching that process play out on television this season. ESPN confirmed that the NBA and NBA Players Association have agreed to televise the two All-Star..." November 07

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Lakers’ lack of confidence in Ivica Zubac led them to make a move

    Los Angeles Times "Part of the reason the Lakers’ need for depth at center had become so dire was they weren’t comfortable with playing Ivica Zubac, the third-year center on their roster. Zubac, 21, had played only seven minutes all season before Saturday, when he got a chance for some..." November 06

  • Tyson Chandler Signs With the Los Angeles Lakers

    New York Times "The veteran center Tyson Chandler cleared waivers Tuesday and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, who are counting on the 36-year-old to bring a much-needed boost to the Lakers’ ailing defense. Two clear needs have emerged during the Lakers’ stumble to a 4-6 start in the..." November 06

  • LeBron James says Lakers have to ignore 'outside noise'

    Lakers Nation "Riding a modest two-game winning streak, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a franchise-worst first quarter against the Toronto Raptors en route to a loss. Coming off an emotional win against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Lakers simply did not have it on the second..." November 06

  • Metta World Peace Defends Walton 'Lakers Shouldn't Fire Him!'

    TMZ "Luke Walton is in no danger of losing his Lakers job and there shouldn't even be a conversation about it either ... so says Metta World Peace. The ex-NBA superstar went to bat for the L.A. coach outside of Catch -- telling TMZ Sports Lakers Nation just needs to be..." November 06

  • 4 players have higher NBA MVP odds than LeBron James

    Clutch Points "NBA 4 players have higher NBA MVP odds than LeBron James by  Ashish Mathur November 5, 2018 Before the 2018-19 NBA season began, Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James was the heavy favorite to win the MVP..." November 05