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  • Anthony Davis on sprained ankle: “Rolled it pretty bad… I’ll be fine”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis has been the best Laker throughout the playoffs, particularly in the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets. Davis averaged 32.3 points a game while shooting 55.3% from the floor, and the Los Angeles Lakers are outscoring the Nuggets by seven..." September 25

  • Up 3-1, Dwight Howard says Los Angeles Lakers' job 'not finished'

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from going to the NBA Finals for the first time since Kobe Bryant led them past the Boston Celtics a decade ago. As such, it was apt when, in describing how the Lakers are tempering their emotions in the moment, Dwight..." September 25

  • Los Angeles Lakers Named ‘Dark-Horse’ Destination for Top NBA Free Agent

    Heavy "There’s been a lot of speculation of who the Los Angeles Lakers might target in free agency this offseason but most of the focus has been on which guards they might want to add. However, they could also try to address other positions. According to Dan Favale..." September 25

  • Vanessa Bryant posts video of daughter Capri holding photo of Lakers star Kobe Bryant

    Daily Mail "Vanessa Bryant shared a heartbreaking picture to Instagram on Friday showing her three-year-old daughter Bianka. The toddler was holding a framed photograph of her 'DaDa' Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California in..." September 25

  • LeBron James Teaches How To Read Anthony Davis’ Unibrow

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James and Anthony Davis are the hottest duo in the NBA right now. They’ve exceeded all expectations from the offseason and are on the verge of leading the Los Angeles Lakers back to the NBA Finals for the first time in 10 years. They’ve developed impressive..." September 25

  • The Perfect Trade Target for Every NBA Team

    Bleacher Report "As the least predictable season in NBA history nears its conclusion, it's time to start thinking about the offseason. Player movement likely won't measure up to the madness of 2019, but there will surely be some players finding their way to new teams. Free..." September 25

  • Top-5 Players Billy Donovan Should Bring To The Bulls

    Fadeaway World "The Bulls are in an interesting position moving forward. They just hired Billy Donovan as their new head coach, as well as Arturas Karnisovas to be the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations. With new leadership and a nucleus of intriguing young talent, Chicago..." September 25

  • LeBron James requested guarding Murray late: 'I knew it was winning time'

    Talk Basket "LeBron James opened up about guarding Jamal Murray in the final minutes of Game 4 between the Lakers and the Nuggets. James managed to stop Murray on multiple occasions in the final seconds and helped the Lakers earn the 114-108 win. " September 25

  • NBA Players Dangerously Close to Bust Status

    Bleacher Report "A handful of recent top-20 NBA draft picks may be running out of time. Some slow starters, like Mohamed Bamba and Markelle Fultz, are still young with room left to improve, so they'll have suitors lined up once they're available. But the following five prospects..." September 25

  • J.R. Smith Clowns Tory Lanez Over Rap Diss

    TMZ "L.A. Lakers guard J.R. Smith is clapping back at Tory Lanez after getting DISSED on his latest album ... calling the artist a "clown" and a "lil ass boy." A bit of a refresher -- the NBA vet was outspoken after Megan Thee..." September 25

  • Can Denver Nuggets Actually Come Back from 3-1 Again vs. Los Angeles Lakers?

    Bleacher Report "You're going to see the same hack joke everywhere over the next couple of days: The Denver Nuggets have the Los Angeles Lakers right where they want them. It's just so easy—as easy as it is off the mark. The truth is, we're now on the last few..." September 25

  • Allen Iverson’s one regret with Kobe Bryant

    Clutch Points "On the latest episode of All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, NBA legend Allen Iverson revealed the one regret he has with the late great Kobe Bryant. Iverson, whose Philadelphia 76ers battled Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in..." September 24

  • Charles Barkley Gets Blasted For Defending The Shooting Of Breonna Taylor

    Total Pro Sports "Charles Barkley usually has controversial takes on thigs outside of sports and such was the case when he spoke on what happened with Breonna Taylor. The NBA hall of famer is getting blasted today after he essentially took the side of the police who shot and killed Taylor as she slept..." September 24

  • TikTok User Claims Unnamed NBA Player Paid Her $7K To Sneak Into Bubble, Posts Evidence

    Total Pro Sports "It looks like Danuel House wasn’t the only NBA player who had an unauthorized person in their Disney room in Orlando. TikTok user hannmaile recently shared a video where she claimed to be paid $7K to sneak herself inside the Disney’s NBA Bubble because an unnamed NBA..." September 24

  • Analyst Proposes Lakers Trade for Key Thunder Veteran

    Heavy "The Los Angeles Lakers are still rolling through the playoffs and have a great shot at winning a title. However, there will a lot of improved teams in the Western Conference next season so the Lakers need to continue to get better. While Rajon Rondo has continued..." September 24

  • Lakers lobby league office about LeBron James' lack of free throws

    The Score "The Los Angeles Lakers have approached the NBA regarding the number of free-throw attempts granted to LeBron James so far in the team's Western Conference finals clash with the Denver Nuggets. "We're dealing with the fouls through the proper..." September 24

  • From afar, watching Lakers-Nuggets with the 'Serbian Barkley'

    ESPN "Just four minutes and 38 seconds into the second quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic retreated to his team's bench having committed his third foul of the game. That's when the team knew its 7-foot passing savant was in..." September 23

  • Los Angeles Lakers Could Create A Dynasty With Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers are primed for the Western Conference Finals led by Anthony Davis and LeBron James. The Lakers are the scariest team in the NBA this season due to their size, length, and talent in all positions. LeBron is the best player in the world when healthy, and Anthony Davis is..." September 23

  • How the Nuggets are using LeBron James to beat the Lakers

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers are two wins away from the NBA Finals, but this Denver Nuggets team doesn’t go away quietly. The Lakers need one more burst from LeBron James and then even more if they reach the Finals. On the daily Locked On Lakers..." September 23

  • LeBron James Says ‘Black Women’ Most Disrespected Person On Earth

    Total Pro Sports "LeBron James has finally spoken out. Former Louisville Metro Police officer Brett Hankison was booked and released on $15,000 bail in connection with a botched drug raid that left Breonna Taylor dead. A grand jury indicted Hankison earlier Wednesday on three felony counts of wanton..." September 23

  • NBA referee Zach Zarba shares incredible Kobe Bryant story

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant could be a bit tough on referees, as Zach Zarba once found out. The veteran NBA referee shared a story from one of his first years in the league, in what he called his “welcome to the NBA moment.” Zarba was officiating a Los Angeles Lakers game in the mid-2000s..." September 23

  • WNBA, NBA players react on Twitter to Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

    CBS Sports "In wake of protests and the fight for equality, athletes have been outspoken in the movement towards social justice reforms. Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in Louisville, has been someone many have fought for. Those fighting in her name were hoping justice would eventually..." September 23

  • Lakers center Dwight Howard appreciates moments of joy during rough time

    USA Today "The NBA restart was always going to be difficult for Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard. The mother of his 6-year-old son, David, died of an epileptic seizure in March, and then Howard was unsure whether he wanted to participate in the restart, fearing it might distract from..." September 23

  • Dwight Howard was nearly ejected for language in Game 3

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwight Howard is thriving in his role as enforcer and Nikola Jokic antagonist for the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals — and he’s talking a lot on the court to let everyone know it.  Based on matchup stats, Jokic is 3-of-7 shooting while guarded by..." September 23

  • NBA Sets Format For Draft Combine

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA announced plans today for a revamped draft combine that will run from September 28 until early to mid-November. Designed to aid with player evaluation before the November 18 draft, some of the combine will take place in team markets and other parts will be..." September 23

  • Frank Vogel says Lakers zone not sustainable

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers nearly out-Nuggeted the Denver Nuggets in Tuesday's Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, whittling a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit down to three in fewer than five minutes of game time. It was astonishing to watch, and was eerily reminiscent..." September 23

  • Here's 5 Boom-or-Bust 2020 NBA Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "While every NBA team has a wish list for free agency, there are only so many superstars to go around. Actually, the 2020 offseason really only has one. And it's Anthony Davis, who might be a free agent by title only—assuming he even declines his $28.8..." September 23

  • Kevin Garnett Says His NBA Era 'Could Never Play in a Bubble'

    Complex "The latest guest on Load Management was Kevin Garnett. You may have missed or mentally filed away the post from earlier but, hey, fortunately there's no expiration here.  Amongst several topics discussed (more on that in a sec) the NBA..." September 23

  • LeBron James dismisses notion his stance on police reform promotes violence

    New York Post "LeBron James insisted this week he has never called for revenge attacks against cops, despite repeated rants some critics claim inflame “hatred” against police. “I’ve never in my 35 years ever condoned violence. Never have,” the hoops legend said Tuesday..." September 23

  • Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard, once seen as malcontents, are helping the Lakers’ playoff run

    Boston "If ever there was a night for the Los Angeles Lakers’ supporting cast to get lost in the shuffle, this was it. LeBron James scored the Lakers’ first 12 points and had 20 by halftime. Anthony Davis hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer – “the biggest shot of my..." September 22

  • Ice Cube's Son Ethers UFC’s Colby Covington After ‘Spineless Coward’ LeBron James Diss

    Total Pro Sports "After UFC fighter Colby Covington offered a brutal assessment of Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, the son of rapper Ice Cube quickly came to his defense. Covington took issue with James and other athletes trying to further social justice issues and specifically referred to..." September 22

  • NBA participation in Tokyo Olympics could be limited, Adam Silver says

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the Tokyo Olympics’ effect on the league’s schedule planning for 2021 is unclear, but that it’s possible that Olympic participation may be limited. “There are a lot of great U.S. players, and we may be up against a..." September 22

  • Most Intriguing Landing Spots for NBA's Top Trade Targets

    Bleacher Report "Where oh where will the NBA's top offseason trade targets land? Er, well, we have no idea. It could be nowhere. It could be anywhere. It could be with your team. Where should the most sought-after trade candidates go if they do in fact go anywhere at all? Now..." September 22

  • How Dwight Howard Embraced His New Role

    SI "This is not a redemption story. Dwight Howard’s 2019-20 season won’t end—whenever this snake bitten season ultimately ends—with Howard atop team’s free agent wish lists. There will be no multiyear deal waiting for him in the offseason. No prominent role. At 34,..." September 22

  • Adam Silver: Next season unlikely to start before 2021

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver does not expect the 2020-21 season to begin in 2020. Silver told CNN’s Bob Costas on Tuesday that his “best guess” is the NBA will not begin next season until at least January. A Christmas start date is still the ideal scenario, but that..." September 22

  • The time Shaquille O’Neal slapped Kobe Bryant

    Pro Basketball Talk "Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant fighting is stuff of legend in their highly productive (three championships!) and often–tumultuous relationship. Now, that incident during the 1999 lockout is getting detailed like never before. Jeff..." September 22

  • 5 NBA Players in Desperate Need of a Trade This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Players can grow apart from their NBA teams before their contracts split them up. When that happens, the situation is unsalvageable, and a trade becomes necessary. Maybe a team changes its overall direction and renders a player obsolete. Or perhaps that player gets..." September 22

  • Vanessa Bryant Responds to Mom's 'Beyond Hurtful' Interview About Their Relationship

    People "Vanessa Bryant is responding to her mother's comments about their relationship after the latter gave an interview claiming her daughter had kicked her out of her home. This week, Bryant's mother Sofia Laine claimed in an interview with Univision that the..." September 22

  • Anthony Davis is building his legacy in these NBA playoffs

    ESPN "Anthony Davis is used to individual success. The 2012 No. 1 overall pick is a seven-time All-Star and four-time All-NBA player. This season, he finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting and sixth for MVP, while being named first-team All-NBA and first-team..." September 22

  • Vanessa Bryant Sues L.A. County Sheriff Over Leaked Photos of Kobe and Gianna at Crash Site

    TMZ "Vanessa Bryant is suing the L.A. County Sheriff and his department, claiming they caused her severe emotional distress ... when deputies allegedly took personal cellphone photos of the bodies of Kobe and Gigi Bryant at the scene of the helicopter crash that took their..." September 22

  • NBA execs poll: Luka Doncic top young talent to build around; Zion Williamson comes at No. 7

    Hoops Hype "With only four teams remaining in the playoff bubble, HoopsHype polled 15 NBA talent evaluators, including four general managers, six executives and five scouts, to learn which players under 25 they’d build around and why. The top player to build around is not surprising, but..." September 22

  • NBA mulling fall tournament featuring G League select team

    USA Today "The NBA G League is reportedly discussing the possibility of hosting a tournament in a bubble environment featuring the newly-formed Ignite team, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The tournament will take place in November or December and will also include other teams,..." September 22

  • Anthony Davis reflects on Game 2 heroics: 'It's part of legacy; I want those shots'

    The Score "In the first conference finals series of his prodigious career, Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis reflected on his play in Game 2's 105-103 win against the Denver Nuggets - sealed by his game-winning three-pointer as time..." September 21

  • Lakers' Frank Vogel calls game-winner 'a shot Kobe Bryant would hit'

    CBS Sports "Kobe Bryant's influence on this Los Angeles Lakers playoff run has been evident from the start. In Game 4 of their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, while wearing the Black Mamba uniforms that he helped design, the Lakers jumped out to an early 24-8 lead...." September 21

  • Isiah Thomas: LeBron James is 'the Einstein of basketball'

    The Score "Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas believes LeBron James is in a category of his own when it comes to basketball IQ. Thomas compared James to Albert Einstein in an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, highlighting the fact that the Los..." September 21

  • Will Lakers Win 2020 NBA Title?

    Hoops Rumors "When the NBA’s postseason began just over a month ago, the Lakers were coming off a shaky 3-5 showing in the summer seeding games, and had roughly the same odds as the Clippers and Bucks to win the 2020 NBA championship, according to most sportsbooks. Five weeks later,..." September 21

  • Top 10 NBA Players We All Want To Win A Ring

    Fadeaway World "  Winning an NBA Championship is one of the toughest things any team or player can achieve. In fact, there are plenty of franchises that have never been able to pull it off, while some teams haven’t even made it to the NBA Finals once in their history.September 21

  • Bill Simmons Says He Dislikes The Lakers

    The Big Lead "I'm going to shock you with this bit of breaking news: Bill Simmons apparently doesn't like the Los Angeles Lakers. Yes the CEO of The Ringer and noted Boston sports homer -- who has spent his entire life hating the Lakers -- says he really dislikes this year's..." September 21

  • Anthony Davis Delivers in the Moment He Wanted with the Lakers

    Bleacher Report "Even with LeBron James on the court, there was no way anyone but Anthony Davis was taking the last shot in Sunday's 105-103 Game 2 victory. It was Davis who had stabilized the Los Angeles Lakers after the Denver Nuggets erased a 16-point lead in the..." September 21

  • Lakers' Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee Trolled Nikola Jokic During Game 2

    Heavy "Nikola Jokic was almost able to single handily lead the Denver Nuggets to a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. They couldn’t find an answer for him on defense. If it wasn’t for Anthony Davis hitting a game-winning 3, Jokic would’ve been credited with the..." September 21