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Category: Los Angeles Lakers

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The conservative backlash against LeBron James has nothing to do with human rights

Basketball’s biggest star is under fire after wading into the NBA’s China controversy, but his remarks are being weaponized by bad-faith actors trading in the very hypocrisy they allegeLeBron James has come under fire like never before after wading int…

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NBA postpones media sessions in China as rift over Hong Kong tweet simmers

Pre-season games in Shanghai and Shenzen also in doubtCompanies cut ties with league after argument over free speechThe NBA has postponed Wednesday’s scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains uncl…

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LA Lakers may tab Dwight Howard to replace fallen DeMarcus Cousins

Lakers may turn to Howard to fill hole left by injured CousinsHoward averaged 17.1 points and 12.4 rebounds for LA in 2012-13The Los Angeles Lakers might turn to one of their former players to fill the hole left by the potentially season-ending injury …

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Clippers’ coup to Lakers’ lament: NBA free-agency winners and losers

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Brooklyn Nets just got a whole lot better during free agency, but things weren’t as great for their cross-city rivalsWhile other leagues like to take their time when it comes to free agency, the NBA gets things done in …

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Will the LeBron James-Anthony Davis axis turn the Lakers from losers to champs?

Just when it looked like the organization was a hopeless case, the Lakers have gone all-in to give LeBron James a superstar teammateThe Toronto Raptors hadn’t even made it back to Canada to celebrate their championship before their moment in the spotli…

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New Orleans Pelicans trade Anthony Davis to LA Lakers in blockbuster deal

Davis traded for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, picksSix-time All-Star will team with Lakers superstar LeBron JamesSeveral people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthon…

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Pelicans primed for Zion Williamson after winning No 1 pick in NBA draft

Pelicans buck odds to win No 1 overall pick in June’s NBA draftGrizzlies, Knicks and Lakers to pick second, third and fourthNew Orleans have bucked the odds and won the NBA draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson n…

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LA Lakers to hire Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as assistant, report says

AP report says Vogel to coach Lakers with Kidd as assistantVogel, 45, led Indiana Pacers to East finals in 2013 and ‘14Lakers have missed playoffs for six consecutive seasonsA person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank…

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Broadcaster says NBA coach Luke Walton laughed at her during alleged assault

Kelli Tennant says she was afraid Walton would rape her at hotelLawyer for Kings coach says assault allegations are ‘baseless’ New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter. “I though…

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Former Lakers coach Luke Walton accused of sexual assault in lawsuit

Former sports reporter says she was assaulted in hotel roomWalton is now coach of Sacramento KingsKings and Walton have no comment on allegationsNew Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports r…

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Luke Walton out as LA Lakers coach after three losing seasons

Walton sacked after 98-148 record in three seasons with LakersMove comes three days after Magic Johnson’s abrupt resignationLuke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after three losing seasons.Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Wa…

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Magic Johnson abruptly steps down as LA Lakers president

‘I want to go back to having fun,’ says Hall of FamerTeam owner Jeanie Buss was not told of decisionMagic Johnson announced his resignation as Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations at an impromptu news conference before the team’s regul…

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How do I feel seeing my records get broken? Inspired | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

As the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, I want to see my records broken as doing so is one more benchmark of human progressEvery time I’m introduced in a public setting, my list of NBA records is announced. There aren’t as many now as there were when I r…

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‘It’s crazy’: LeBron James on surpassing Michael Jordan’s career points total – video

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James has overtaken his idol Michael Jordan to claim fourth spot on the NBA’s career scoring list. The 34-year-old scored his 32,293rd point in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets, a moment he described as ‘crazy’. …

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LeBron James moves past Michael Jordan into fourth place on NBA scoring list

LA Laker reaches milestone against Denver NuggetsThird-placed Kobe Bryant next in James’ sightsLeBron James moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list when the Los Angeles Lakers star scored his 32,293rd point on a dri…

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The Lakers are a dumpster fire not even LeBron James can extinguish

The bad chemistry and bad fortune undoing the Lakers have wrought the unthinkable: an NBA playoffs without LeBronIt’s looking like LeBron James in the NBA playoffs isn’t the forgone conclusion we’ve come to presume.On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers los…

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Harden’s streak of 30-point games ends at 32 while Lakers’ struggles continue

Houston star last scored under 30 on 11 December 2018LeBron James says teammates need to handle pressureJames Harden scored 28 points, ending his 32-game streak with at least 30, and the Houston Rockets beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-111 on Monday night. H…

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Rockets extend streak over Warriors while LeBron James questions Lakers

Houston beat Golden State for third time in row, without HardenLA Lakers out of playoff places in Western ConferenceEric Gordon scored 25 points with four three-pointers, Chris Paul converted two free throws with 68 seconds left on the way to 23, and t…

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LeBron James says ‘Jewish money’ Instagram post meant as a compliment

Lakers star posted song lyrics to Instagram at weekend‘It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody’LeBron James has apologized after an Instagram post that mentioned “Jewish money”.The Los Angeles Lakers star regularly posts song lyric…

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LeBron James edges Dwyane Wade in star pair’s final NBA meeting

Miami Heat 105-108 Los Angeles LakersPlayers have been rivals and friends for 16 seasonsWade to retire at end of season but may work with LakersLeBron James hit his first free throw to put the Lakers up by two. Dwyane Wade sidled up to him before the s…