• Lakers Celebrate Juneteenth

    Lakers Celebrate Juneteenth
    Lakers celebrate Juneteenth with local communities
  • Lakers News: Magic Johnson Gives His Thoughts On LeBron James & Anthony Davis’ Roles Next Season

    Lakers News: Magic Johnson Gives His Thoughts On LeBron James & Anthony Davis’ Roles Next Season
    The Los Angeles Lakers suffered an unceremonious exit from the 2021 NBA playoffs as injuries became their demise after a season filled with bad injury luck. Anthony Davis simply couldn’t stay on the floor for long without getting hurt, and LeBron James was not operating near 100% of his strength.However, former Lakers superstar and president of basketball operations Magic Johnson believes that the Lakers’ failures went beyond just injuries. Of course, injuries played a factor in his
  • Lakers Video: LeBron James Talks ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’

    Lakers Video: LeBron James Talks ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’
    The original Space Jam is one of the most iconic basketball movies of all time, but Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James looks to add his own chapter with the new version “Space Jam: A New Legacy” coming out in July.
    A featurette on the movie was released Tuesday and called, “A Royal Introduction Featurette” and with LeBron carrying his ‘King James’ moniker, this makes perfect sense.The fact that the original Space Jam inspired millions to pick up a baske
  • Vanessa Bryant Reaches Settlement In Lawsuit Surrounding Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant’s Death

    Vanessa Bryant Reaches Settlement In Lawsuit Surrounding Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant’s Death
    It has been nearly a year and a half since the tragic deaths of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others in a helicopter crash. Since then, perhaps no one in the world has exhibited the strength and bravery of Vanessa Bryant, who has since spoken publicly on multiple occasions while dealing with a host of legal battles surrounding Kobe’s death.Not only was she facing legal proceedings within her own family — mostly because of her mother &mdas
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  • Lakers News: LeBron James & Others React To Alex Caruso’s Marijuana Arrest

    Lakers News: LeBron James & Others React To Alex Caruso’s Marijuana Arrest
    Normally, an NBA player getting arrested comes with some sort of league investigation and potential fines and suspensions. However, it doesn’t appear the reaction will be quite as negative with Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso, who was arrested by Texas A&M University police for possession of marijuana on Tuesday.The report is that Caruso was attempting to board a flight in College Station, Texas when a grinder filled with marijuana was found in his backpack. Given that marijuana i
  • Pistons Win 2021 NBA Draft Lottery; Draft Order Officially Set With Lakers Picking 22nd

    Pistons Win 2021 NBA Draft Lottery; Draft Order Officially Set With Lakers Picking 22nd
    The first big event of the offseason is always the NBA Draft as teams across the league make major decisions that will shape the future of their franchise. But before that can happen, the NBA Draft Lottery must take place to determine the order of the first 14 teams, and this year, it was the Detroit Pistons who found themselves with the first overall pick.
    Unlike other years, the top two picks did come down to the two teams with the worst record in the league, both of whom had equal 14% chances
  • Warriors Owner Joe Lacob ‘Not Worried’ About LeBron James Recruiting Stephen Curry To Lakers

    Warriors Owner Joe Lacob ‘Not Worried’ About LeBron James Recruiting Stephen Curry To Lakers
    The Los Angeles Lakers have always been a franchise built around its stars and their latest duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis has already brought them their 17th NBA Championship. But after a disappointing finish to this season, and with James being near the end of his career, talks of the team acquiring a third star are already ramping up and one big name who could soon be available is Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry.
    The three-time NBA Champion and two-time MVP wi
  • Lakers News: Alex Caruso Arrested For Marijuana Possession In Texas

    Lakers News: Alex Caruso Arrested For Marijuana Possession In Texas
    According to the Brazos County Texas jail search results website, Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso was arrested for possession of marijuana by the Texas A&M University police on Tuesday night.
    The 27-year-old paid two separate cash bonds/fines totaling $3,552 to be released on the same day he was arrested.
    Caruso was born and raised in College Station, Texas and attended Texas A&M for four years from 2012-16 before eventually making it to the NBA and becoming a fan-favorite with the
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  • Lakers Among Betting Favorites To Land 76ers’ Ben Simmons Via Trade

    Lakers Among Betting Favorites To Land 76ers’ Ben Simmons Via Trade
    The Philadelphia 76ers suffered a shocking loss at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, leaving far more questions than answers in the City of Brotherly Love. One of the biggest questions is Ben Simmons, who put on a disappearing act in the fourth quarter of all seven games of the series and is now likely on his way out.With Simmons on the 76ers’ trade block, betting odds have already been revealed for his next team. As is always the case, the Los Angeles La
  • NBA Rumors: New Rules Limiting ‘Non-Basketball’ Movement To Officially Be Implemented

    NBA Rumors: New Rules Limiting ‘Non-Basketball’ Movement To Officially Be Implemented
    For several years now, NBA fans have grown increasingly frustrated with rules that make it nearly impossible to successfully play defense. With the league shifting towards high-powered offenses, shooters and ball-handlers were reaping the benefits of nearly every new rule that was passed.Finally, there appear to be changes on the horizon that actually benefit defensive players, as the NBA is finally putting a stop to non-basketball motions used by offensive players to draw fouls. Players most kn
  • 2021 NBA Draft Lottery Preview: Odds, Start Time, TV Info. & Representatives

    2021 NBA Draft Lottery Preview: Odds, Start Time, TV Info. & Representatives
    The NBA Draft Lottery is always an exciting day in the middle of the postseason for the teams who were unable to make it to the top 16. For a few years, the Los Angeles Lakers were a fixture at this event, picking the top-seven in four consecutive years and picking No. 2 overall in three consecutive years.On Tuesday, the 2021 NBA Draft order looks to be finalized with top prospects getting a better sense for what team they might end up on. Meanwhile, teams are hoping to land the No. 1 pick, whic
  • Lakers Video: ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Calls Suns’ Devin Booker Next Kobe Bryant

    Lakers Video: ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Calls Suns’ Devin Booker Next Kobe Bryant
    After knocking off the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round, the Phoenix Suns followed it up by sweeping the NBA MVP Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets. The Suns then impressively defeated the L.A. Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, putting them only three wins away from making an improbable NBA Finals appearance.
    General manager James Jones and head coach Monty Williams deserve plenty of credit for how they built and managed the roster, but the real driving force has been De
  • Lakers News: Rams Star Jalen Ramsey Takes Shot At Kevin Durant While Defending LeBron James

    Lakers News: Rams Star Jalen Ramsey Takes Shot At Kevin Durant While Defending LeBron James
    Injuries have really taken their toll on the 2021 NBA playoffs as nearly every team has had to deal with a key player going down. The Los Angeles Lakers were hobbled in their first round series against the Phoenix Suns as Anthony Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso all missed time while LeBron James was nursing his ankle injury.The Brooklyn Nets then became the prohibitive favorites but lost Kyrie Irving and had a hobbled James Harden, eventually losing to the Milwaukee Bucks in seve
  • Lakers Video: Tom Brady & Draymond Green Headline Upcoming Episode Of LeBron James & HBO’s ‘The Shop’

    Lakers Video: Tom Brady & Draymond Green Headline Upcoming Episode Of LeBron James & HBO’s ‘The Shop’
    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Uninterrupted’s “The Shop” on HBO has been one of the most enlightening and entertaining shows released in recent years as it is rare for the general audience to see figures from different industries come together and talk about a wide range of topics.
    The show recently returned for its fourth season and was headlined by several big name celebrities like James, Jay-Z and Bad Bunny. The group discussed a wide range of topics from performi
  • Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell Rips Byron Scott, Calling Him Bad Coach & ‘Idiot’

    Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell Rips Byron Scott, Calling Him Bad Coach & ‘Idiot’
    Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers have not forgotten that — despite winning the NBA championship in 2020 — the team spent much of the 2010s in the NBA’s basement. Front office dysfunction, a never-ending coaching carousel and desperately waiting for draft picks to develop into All-Stars left the Lakers with years of lottery picks and disappointment.Head coach Byron Scott defined that era with two of the worst years of Lakers basketball.
    Scott coached the Lakers from 2014-16, spend
  • Lakers News: Phil Handy Explains Why Kobe Bryant Didn’t Pass To Some Teammates

    Lakers News: Phil Handy Explains Why Kobe Bryant Didn’t Pass To Some Teammates
    Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy is known to be one of the best assistants and player development coaches in the NBA, working with a variety of stars such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard.
    His results cannot be debated as his teams had an NBA Finals streak of six straight years broken this year with him winning three championships over that span.
    Handy began as a development coach with the Lakers from 2011-2013 before making stops in Cleveland and Toronto. Finally, he
  • Lakers News: LeBron James Congratulates Suns’ James Jones For Winning Executive Of The Year

    Lakers News: LeBron James Congratulates Suns’ James Jones For Winning Executive Of The Year
    The Los Angeles Lakers may be out of the playoffs, but there has been plenty of excitement with the remaining teams.
    The Phoenix Suns are on a roll and have the looks of a team that can make a serious championship run after sweeping the Denver Nuggets in the second round. The Suns got off to a good start in the Western Conference Finals, defeating the L.A. Clippers in Game 1 even without Chris Paul as he continues to work his way through the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
    Phoenix deser
  • Lakers Free Agency Preview Part 2: Alex Caruso, Talen Horton-Tucker & Other Players Most Likely To Stay In L.A.

    Lakers Free Agency Preview Part 2: Alex Caruso, Talen Horton-Tucker & Other Players Most Likely To Stay In L.A.
    Discussions about running it back for the 2021-22 season have dominated the Los Angeles Lakers’ early offseason mindset. And while that is definitely a feasible option, the Lakers could also face an offseason of monumental change, with 11 players potentially hitting free agency.As of now, the Lakers have seven unrestricted free agents, three restricted free agents and a player option. They could bring back most, if not all, of them. However, they could also completely rebuild the roster ar
  • Lakers News: Rob Pelinka Earns No Votes For NBA Executive Of The Year

    Lakers News: Rob Pelinka Earns No Votes For NBA Executive Of The Year
    NBA team basketball executives named Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones as the 2020-21 NBA Executive of the Year.
    This is the first time Jones has been given the honors, serving two years as the Suns’ general manager and four years total in the front office. James earned nine first-place votes and narrowly beat out Utah Jazz executive vice president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey 65-61.
    Interestingly enough, Los Angeles Lakers vice president of basketball operations Rob Peli
  • Lakers News: Marc Gasol & Pau Gasol To Play For Spain At Tokyo Olympics

    Lakers News: Marc Gasol & Pau Gasol To Play For Spain At Tokyo Olympics
    Los Angeles Lakers center Marc Gasol and former Lakers center Pau Gasol will join the Spain Men’s Basketball Team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this July and August. This continues a tradition for the two Gasol brothers, who regularly play for Spain during international competitions.
    Marc will possibly be the only Laker to play in the Olympics after LeBron James and Anthony Davis declined to participate. It’s undetermined whether or not Dennis Schroder will join the German National Tea
  • Lakers Video: Talen Horton-Tucker Beginning Intense Offseason Workouts

    Lakers Video: Talen Horton-Tucker Beginning Intense Offseason Workouts
    The Los Angeles Lakers have some big upcoming decisions to make regarding a number of high-profile free agents. One of these decisions revolves around restricted free agent Talen Horton-Tucker, who broke out during the 2020-21 season as a slashing guard with unbelievable skill at the rim for someone who is just 20 years old.
    In fact, he garnered so much attention for his combination of abilities, physical gifts, and age that he became a top target for teams at the trade deadline. The Toronto Rap
  • Lakers Nation Decidedly Picks Suns Over Clippers In Western Conference Finals

    Lakers Nation Decidedly Picks Suns Over Clippers In Western Conference Finals
    The Los Angeles Lakers are out of the NBA playoffs, meaning they can relax and enjoy the remainder of the season without too much stress. The only decision fans need to make as they continue watching is who they’re rooting for in each series. The L.A. Clippers and the Phoenix Suns make up their two Western Conference choices, while the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, and Atlanta Hawks are still alive in the East.
    Clippers head coach and former Lakers player Tyronn Lue recently made he
  • NBA Playoffs: Complete Schedule For Western And Eastern Conference Finals

    NBA Playoffs: Complete Schedule For Western And Eastern Conference Finals
    The NBA has released the schedules for both Conference Finals series ahead of Sunday’s series opener between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns. In addition, they have revealed the schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals, despite home-court advantage not yet being determined there.
    In the West, the No. 2 seeded Suns and No. 4 seeded Clippers will face off, at least beginning their series without a star player in their corners. The Clippers will be without Kawhi Leonard for at
  • NBA News: Devin Booker, Bradley Beal Among Those Committed To Join Team USA Basketball At Tokyo Olympics

    NBA News: Devin Booker, Bradley Beal Among Those Committed To Join Team USA Basketball At Tokyo Olympics
    While the NBA playoffs are still in full swing, there are some already looking ahead to their next opportunity to play basketball. For some stars, the perfect chance will come in late July when the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are finally slated to occur. Team USA basketball has already received several commitments, including Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker and Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal.
    A few years ago, Booker was criticized for not joining Team USA despite the Suns’ being towards the bo
  • Lakers News: Jason Kidd Betting Favorite For Pelicans Head Coaching Position, Among Favorites For Other Open Jobs

    Lakers News: Jason Kidd Betting Favorite For Pelicans Head Coaching Position, Among Favorites For Other Open Jobs
    Los Angeles Lakers lead assistant coach Jason Kidd has been in the news more than anyone else from the organization to begin the 2021 offseason. This is because he has been tied to practically every open head coaching position that currently exists.
    Initially, it was the Portland Trail Blazers that seemed most likely to earn his services in large part because of Damian Lillard’s endorsement. Then, he surprisingly removed himself from consideration, leading many to speculate about where he
  • Lakers Rumors: Head Athletic Trainer Nina Hsieh Will Not Have Contract Renewed Following 2020-21 Season

    Lakers Rumors: Head Athletic Trainer Nina Hsieh Will Not Have Contract Renewed Following 2020-21 Season
    Los Angeles Lakers head athletic trainer Nina Hsieh has spent two years in her role with the team. The first year could not have gone better, as the Lakers remained relatively healthy en route to winning the franchise’s 17th NBA championship.However, a deeply shortened offseason and a condensed schedule ensured that Hseih’s job would get much harder.In the 2020-21 season, the Lakers missed a total of 201 games — via Spotrac data — due to injury, which was fourth-most amon
  • Tyronn Lue: Lakers Fans Should Root For Clippers This Postseason

    Tyronn Lue: Lakers Fans Should Root For Clippers This Postseason
    The Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated in the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs by the Phoenix Suns. However, that did not mean that wildly intriguing basketball stopped happening.In the second round alone, there are two Game 7’s and the L.A. Clippers — behind head coach Tyronn Lue — made some franchise history.On Friday night, the Clippers advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in their team’s long and frustrating history. They did so in improbab
  • Lakers News: Anthony Davis Gives Update On Groin Injury

    Lakers News: Anthony Davis Gives Update On Groin Injury
    Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis was just never able to get fully healthy following an Achilles and calf injury that robbed him of over half the 2020-21 season.
    Davis took over two months to return to the court and although he was able to finish out the regular season, injuries once again reared their heads as he hurt his knee and groin in the first round of the playoffs against the Phoenix Suns. The 28-year-old tried his best to play through the groin injury in Game 6, but ultimately had t
  • Netflix Releasing 10-Episode Lakers Workplace Comedy Involving Jeanie Buss

    Netflix Releasing 10-Episode Lakers Workplace Comedy Involving Jeanie Buss
    The Los Angeles Lakers are in one of the most stable periods in their history despite the early exit from the 2021 NBA playoffs.
    As the glamour franchise of the NBA, the Lakers are no strangers to drama, even being considered a laughing stock around the league for a while. The public struggle for control of the organization between Jeanie and Jim Buss was contentious and was a distraction for the Lakers, but things have since settled down with Jeanie taking control.
    The Lakers are the only famil
  • Lakers News: Andre Drummond Going To Continue To Play To His Strengths

    Lakers News: Andre Drummond Going To Continue To Play To His Strengths
    During head coach Frank Vogel’s tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, the team has built its identity its size and physicality in the painted area.
    Marc Gasol and Montrezl Harrell are not quite bruisers, so it was no surprise the Lakers chased after Andre Drummond after he was bought out. Drummond is a more traditional center who is known for his rebounding ability, something that was sorely lacking on Los Angeles’ roster.
    However, things did not quite go the way both sides envisioned
  • Lakers News: Phil Handy Reveals How He First Built Relationship With Kobe Bryant

    Lakers News: Phil Handy Reveals How He First Built Relationship With Kobe Bryant
    Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy has gotten a chance to work with some of the best players in NBA history.
    He currently works with LeBron James, but also spent time with Kobe Bryant during his first stint as a trainer for the Lakers. Bryant has credited Handy in the past for improving his game but the two got off to a rocky start.
    In an appearance on the “All The Smoke” podcast, Handy explained how he and Bryant developed a relationship after a mishap:
    “I just did
  • Lakers Free Agency Preview Part 1: Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harrell & Other Players Most Likely To Leave L.A.

    Lakers Free Agency Preview Part 1: Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harrell & Other Players Most Likely To Leave L.A.
    Discussions about running it back for the 2021-22 season have dominated the Los Angeles Lakers early offseason mindset. And while that is definitely a feasible option, the Lakers could also face an offseason of monumental change, with 11 players potentially hitting free agency.As of now, the Lakers have seven unrestricted free agents, three restricted free agents and a player option. They could bring back most, if not all, of them. However, they could completely rebuild the roster around LeBron
  • NBA News: Wilson Sporting Goods Reveals New Basketball For 2021-22 Season

    NBA News: Wilson Sporting Goods Reveals New Basketball For 2021-22 Season
    For the last 37 seasons, the NBA has used Spalding for the league’s official basketball. Now, for the 75th season in league history, they are returning to their original basketball sponsor, Wilson Sporting Goods. The NBA announced the switch in the official game ball earlier this week.Wilson Sporting Goods was the official game ball of the NBA for the first 37 years, with Spalding taking the reigns from years 38-74. The 75th season is the start of a new multiyear partnership between the tw
  • Phil Handy Explains Decision To Leave Raptors For Lakers

    Phil Handy Explains Decision To Leave Raptors For Lakers
    Heading into the offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers are likely going to go through several changes both on and off the floor.
    Half of the roster is heading into free agency, while the sidelines could see a shakeup as head coach Frank Vogel is heading into the last year of his deal while assistant coach Jason Kidd has already been linked to several head coaching vacancies.
    One name expected to stay is Phil Handy, who has earned the respect and ear of the roster. Handy’s return to the Lakers
  • Lakers News: Rob Pelinka Praises Montrezl Harrell For ‘Competitiveness’ And ‘Passion’

    Lakers News: Rob Pelinka Praises Montrezl Harrell For ‘Competitiveness’ And ‘Passion’
    One of the biggest signings the Los Angeles Lakers made last offseason was 2020 Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell. Vice president of basketball operations Rob Pelinka said that the Lakers would not sit on their laurels after winning a championship and the move to bring in Harrell was proof of exactly that.
    In terms of pure numbers, Harrell didn’t have quite the impact he had in the previous season, though that may have had to do with his minutes going down as he improved his field goa
  • Lakers News: Suns’ Jae Crowder Calls LeBron James ‘Greatest Player In Our League’

    Lakers News: Suns’ Jae Crowder Calls LeBron James ‘Greatest Player In Our League’
    During the Los Angeles Lakers’ first-round series against the Phoenix Suns, Jae Crowder was somewhat of a villain. He was disliked by Lakers fans due to his physical play on LeBron James, oftentimes taking hard fouls a bridge too far.The referees agreed as he received multiple technical fouls and ejections during the series.With the Suns now in the Western Conference Finals awaiting their opponent, Crowder had some time to reflect on the first round and what happened against the Lakers. Th
  • Top 5 Moments From Lakers’ 2010 NBA Finals Game 7 Win Over Celtics

    Top 5 Moments From Lakers’ 2010 NBA Finals Game 7 Win Over Celtics
    June 17, 2010, was a night Los Angles Lakers fans will never forget as Kobe Bryant and the team beat the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the NBA Finals to clinch the 16th championship in franchise history.This was the second of back-to-back championships for the Lakers, giving Bryant a total of five in his illustrious career.
    On the anniversary of an epic Game 7 between the NBA’s two biggest rivals, we counted down the top five plays from what was a low-scoring, back-and-forth affair.
    5. Derek
  • NBA Rumors: Lakers Expected To ‘Explore’ Availability Of Kyle Lowry

    NBA Rumors: Lakers Expected To ‘Explore’ Availability Of Kyle Lowry
    One of the surprises of the 2021 NBA trade deadline — beyond teams like the Orlando Magic completely tearing it down — was that the Los Angeles Lakers were legitimately in the running to acquire All-Star Kyle Lowry from the Toronto Raptors. Vying for Lowry’s services came down to a bidding war between the Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat.The Raptors reportedly wanted Tyler Herro from the Heat and Talen Horton-Tucker from the Lakers. However, when neither team would bud
  • Lakers News: NBA Spokesman Mike Bass Responds To LeBron James’ Comments About Condensed Season

    Lakers News: NBA Spokesman Mike Bass Responds To LeBron James’ Comments About Condensed Season
    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was in the news on Wednesday after firing off a series of tweets bashing the NBA for their actions surrounding the 2020-21 season. Specifically, he criticized the league for shortening the offseason to a historically low number of days then condensing the schedule, forcing players to play nearly every other day.In his Twitter thread, James came to the conclusion that the NBA is at fault for the significant number of injuries happening in this year’s pos
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Praises Lakers Teammates For Fighting Through Adversity All Season

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Praises Lakers Teammates For Fighting Through Adversity All Season
    Coming off last year’s championship run, the 2021 season went as bad as it could have for the Los Angeles Lakers. After a great start, the team was decimated by injuries including two major ones to Anthony Davis and LeBron James. The injuries didn’t stop in the playoffs with both Davis and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missing games in the team’s first-round loss to the Phoenix Suns.
    The story all year long for the Lakers was adjusting rotations due to who was available and players
  • Lakers News: Talen Horton-Tucker Believes Game Started ‘Slowing Down’ For Him This Season

    Lakers News: Talen Horton-Tucker Believes Game Started ‘Slowing Down’ For Him This Season
    Los Angeles Lakers budding young star Talen Horton-Tucker has caught eyes from the beginning of the preseason and is now in a position to reflect on how he’s evolved as a player.
    Horton-Tucker was part of the Lakers’ 2020 championship squad, although he did not receive much playing time during that run. This past season was a different story, however, as he got plenty of opportunities throughout the year with so many key players missing time due to injury.
    The second-year guard avera
  • 2021 NBA Awards: Nikola Jokic Named MVP, Complete List Of Winners

    2021 NBA Awards: Nikola Jokic Named MVP, Complete List Of Winners
    The NBA announced the winners for their annual regular season awards with Nikola Jokic headlining the group by taking home the 2020-21 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award.
    Jokic set several firsts with his win, becoming the Denver Nuggets player to take home the honor as well as the first Serbian player to be selected as NBA MVP. Jokic also became the lowest drafted player (No. 41) overall to win the award. He had one of the greatest big-man seasons in league history, appearing in all 72 regular-
  • N.B.A. All-Stars Set a Painful Record for Missing Playoff Games

    N.B.A. All-Stars Set a Painful Record for Missing Playoff Games
    Injury woes are not new, but they have been acute during the playoffs. Never before have eight All-Stars missed at least one postseason game in the same year.
  • Lakers News: LeBron James Sounds Off On NBA For Injuries Caused By Rushed 2020-21 Season

    Lakers News: LeBron James Sounds Off On NBA For Injuries Caused By Rushed 2020-21 Season
    After LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the franchise’s 17th championship in the Orlando bubble, they only had a few weeks to prepare for the 2020-21 season.
    With last season being delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the league decided to rush this season in order to get back to a traditional schedule for the 2021-22 season. Additionally, with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics taking place this summer, there was some talk amongst league sponsors and TV partners to wrap
  • Lakers News: Andre Drummond Rips Comment Suggesting He Re-Sign For Minimum

    Lakers News: Andre Drummond Rips Comment Suggesting He Re-Sign For Minimum
    The Los Angeles Lakers have expressed their desire to bring back the core of this season’s team for next year as they believe they had put together a championship-level roster that was derailed by injuries. One of the biggest question marks in regards to that however, is the future of big man Andre Drummond.
    The Lakers brought in Drummond after he was bought out by the Cleveland Cavaliers and though there were some ups and downs on the court, truly building chemistry with the team’s
  • Lakers Rumors: Pelicans Interested In Jason Kidd For Head Coach Job

    Lakers Rumors: Pelicans Interested In Jason Kidd For Head Coach Job
    This is the time of year when teams across the NBA begin making coaching changes and looking for the next man to lead their team. This usually involves teams eyeing the top assistants from other franchises, and the Los Angeles Lakers have one of the most attractive options in Jason Kidd.
    Not only is Kidd one of the top assistants in the league, but he also has prior head coaching experience and is able to command respect and relate to players as a Hall of Famer himself. Kidd has already been men
  • Lamar Odom: Lakers Need ‘Another Guy’ To Play Next To LeBron James & Anthony Davis

    Lamar Odom: Lakers Need ‘Another Guy’ To Play Next To LeBron James & Anthony Davis
    Coming into the 2021 season, the Los Angeles Lakers were the overwhelming favorites to repeat as NBA champions led by the dominant duo of Lebron James and Anthony Davis. But injuries to both superstars derailed the hopes of the franchise, ultimately leading to a first-round exit.
    The loss was a disappointment to everyone within the franchise and even the extended family of former players such as Lamar Odom. The fan-favorite forward won back-to-back championships with the team in 2009 and 2010 as
  • Lakers News: Rob Pelinka Focused On Bringing Banner No. 18 To Staples Center

    Lakers News: Rob Pelinka Focused On Bringing Banner No. 18 To Staples Center
    The Los Angeles Lakers did not have the season they anticipated when general manager Rob Pelinka reloaded the roster with younger and more talented players in the hopes of repeating as NBA champions. Injuries derailed their early momentum and they ultimately went home via a first-round loss to the Phoenix Suns.As the postseason continues without them, Pelinka and the Lakers are going to turn their attention to the offseason. They have some time, but they need to come up with a plan to retool for
  • Lakers Video: Pau Gasol Helps FC Barcelona Win 2020-21 Liga Championship

    Lakers Video: Pau Gasol Helps FC Barcelona Win 2020-21 Liga Championship
    Although he has not played for the Los Angeles Lakers since 2014, Pau Gasol is still beloved in the city for his contributions during his time with the team.
    Alongside Kobe Bryant, Gasol helped lead the Lakers to three consecutive NBA Finals, winning it all in 2009 and 2010. As a member of the Purple and Gold, Gasol made three All-Star appearances and was named to the All-NBA Third Team twice and All-NBA Second Team once.
    After a successful stint with the Chicago Bulls, Gasol struggled with inju
  • LeBron James Named to All-NBA Second Team

    LeBron James Named to All-NBA Second Team
    Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been named to the All-NBA Second Team.

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