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Giannis, Harden in NBA team of the year, but no LeBron

May 24, 2019 - 9:25 AM

LeBron James misses out on the All-NBA First Team for the first time since 2007 as Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Rockets' James Harden lead the picks

UNANIMOUS. MVP contenders James HArden and Giannis Antetokounmpo earn unanimous first-team selections. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: LeBron surprises I Promise School with new gym

May 12, 2019 - 2:53 PM

The four-time NBA MVP continues to give back to the community in his hometown of Akron, Ohio

MORE THAN AN ATHLETE. LeBron James has been spending the NBA offseason touching the lives of others. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

LeBron not OK with 'weird' Magic departure from Lakers

May 06, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Johnson played a key role in convincing James to join Los Angeles with hopes of leading the team back to the glory days

JUST TELL ME. LeBron James says he would have understood had Magic Johnson told him he was going to quit from his role as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

LOOK: LeBron, CP3, Melo turn up antics in Wade's final game

Apr 11, 2019 - 2:01 PM

LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony ham it up with Dwyane Wade as their long-time pal plays his final NBA game

 TOP SQUAD. Dwyane Wade (second from left) gets a lot of love from best friends and league stars (from left) Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and LeBron James in his farewell match. Photo from NBA Twitter

Jordan over LeBron for NBA G.O.A.T title

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Michael Jordan remains to be the fan favorite over LeBron James and Kobe Bryant

GOAT. Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls celebrates June 14 after winning game six of the NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz for their sixth NBA title. File photo by Robert Sullivan/AFP

LeBron defends Walton record amid job speculation

Apr 09, 2019 - 9:17 AM

Walton is widely expected to be shown the door by the Lakers after failing to make the playoffs for a sixth straight year

INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS. LeBron James says that the Lakers' 2018-2019 NBA campaign was marred with injuries and suspensions. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron: Lakers face 'critical' offseason

Apr 05, 2019 - 9:33 AM

The four-time MVP says he'll take on an 'active' role as the Lakers expect to get radically reshaped during the offseason

REVAMP. LeBron James admits that the Lakers personnel need to get better. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron to skip FIBA World Cup but aims for Olympics return

Apr 02, 2019 - 10:18 AM

LeBron James aims for a return to the Olympics after missing Team USA's golden 3-peat in Rio 2016

FOR THE COUNTRY. LeBron James wants to suit up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as USA aims for a fourth-straight title. File photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: LeBron to miss rest of NBA season

Mar 31, 2019 - 8:32 AM

The Lakers call time on LeBron James' season, citing the need for the four-time MVP to fully heal his injury

OUT. LeBron James takes an early for the first time in over a decade. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

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Mar 23, 2019 - 11:00 PM

James Harden records another NBA milestone as LeBron James sees his personal playoff streak end

CONTRAST. James Harden (left) relishes a memorable night with the Rockets while LeBron James absorbs a big blow in his debut season with the Lakers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Is The King's crown slipping?

Mar 23, 2019 - 3:51 PM

LeBron James looks ahead after his Tinseltown debut with the Lakers ends without a playoff berth

LOOKING FORWARD. LeBron James says the Lakers still have an opportunity to get better ‘from a personnel standpoint.’ Photo from Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers out: LeBron misses playoffs for 1st time since 2005

Mar 23, 2019 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) LeBron James and the Lakers bow to the Nets as Los Angeles misses the playoffs for the sixth straight season

FAILURE. LeBron James misses the playoffs for the first time since 2005. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron denied of game-winner as Knicks stun Lakers

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:59 AM

Mario Hezonja saves the day for the Knicks with the win-clinching block on LeBron James as the Lakers' playoff hopes continue to fade

DWINDLING HOPES. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers could be headed for an early vacation. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Irving fires 30 as Celtics playoff push gains traction

Mar 10, 2019 - 2:48 PM

Kyrie Irving and the Celtics overcome the 80th career triple-double of Lakers superstar LeBron James

TOP LEVEL. Kyrie Irving says the Celtics’ high level of play should start with him. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: 'I always wanted to be like Jordan,' says LeBron

Mar 08, 2019 - 4:16 PM

'You guys have no idea what MJ did for me and my friends growing up,' LeBron James on NBA great Michael Jordan

BASKETBALL GODS. LeBron James says he’ll always revere Michael Jordan. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

How soon can LeBron claim NBA's all-time scoring throne?

Mar 08, 2019 - 9:03 AM

After surpassing Michael Jordan, the Lakers superstar now chases legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and Kobe Bryant for the No. 1 ranking

CHASING GREATNESS. Assuming he maintains his point production, LeBron James can become the NBA's new all-time scoring leader in the next 3 or 4 years. Photo from NBA.com

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Mar 07, 2019 - 9:00 PM

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WATCH: LeBron passes Jordan for 4th in NBA career points

Mar 07, 2019 - 2:47 PM

'It's just an honor to have my name be mentioned among all the greats,' says LeBron James after moving past Michael Jordan on the NBA all-time scoring list

LEGEND. The next record target for LeBron James is fellow Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron 'not sitting' games as Lakers hopes fade

Mar 06, 2019 - 9:10 AM

With the Lakers running at 10th place, LeBron James may just miss the playoffs for the first time since 2005

STILL MOTIVATED. The Lakers’ playoff chances may look bleak, but LeBron James says there’s no way he’s slowing down. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron leaps past Kobe for another NBA milestone

Mar 03, 2019 - 2:13 PM

'The King' joins legendary company in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan

RACKING IT UP. LeBron James is having himself a season full of personal milestones. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

LeBron's Lakers finale veers off script

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:56 AM

'The biggest problem with the Los Angeles Lakers is LeBron James,' says NBA pundit Stephen A. Smith

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles waits during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

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Feb 27, 2019 - 9:55 PM

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'Space Jam 2' with LeBron James hits theaters in 2021

Feb 27, 2019 - 3:30 PM

We can't wait for another out-of-this-world basketball game!

LeBron's triple-double sets another personal NBA record

Feb 26, 2019 - 4:53 PM

LeBron James becomes the first player in the NBA to rank in the top 10 in both the NBA's all-time assists and scoring lists.

HISTORY. LeBron James ranks in the top 10 of both the NBA's all-time assists and scoring lists. File photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Dynamic duo: LeBron, Wade team up – and alley-oop – for last time

Feb 18, 2019 - 1:37 PM

Well-remembered for their stint for the Heat that saw them win two NBA titles, the two icons relive their glory days in the 2019 All-Star Game

LIKE OLD TIMES. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade put on an alley-oop show in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. Photo from Twitter (@NBAAllStar)

LeBron James on owning NBA club: 'Right fit, right city'

Feb 17, 2019 - 5:48 PM

'I know I got so much knowledge of the game that I don't want to, once I stop playing, just to get away from the game,' says the four-time MVP

Photo from LeBron James' Instagram

LeBron James tops NBA rich list

Feb 13, 2019 - 4:38 PM

Forbes says the Los Angeles Lakers superstar earns $35.7 million from salary and bonuses and $53 million from endorsements

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Feb 09, 2019 - 10:06 AM

LeBron James and Rajon Rondo whip their magic as the Lakers get their mojo back

SEASONED STARS. LeBron James and Rajon Rondo carry the revitalized Lakers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James picks Kevin Durant first for All-Star Game

Feb 08, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Rival captain Giannis Antetokounmpo selects Steph Curry as his first pick

STAR-STUDDED. LeBron James forms a formidable looking crew for the 2019 All-Star Game. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

LeBron not 'chasing' Lakers rebuild

Feb 08, 2019 - 10:24 AM

'The King' reacts to claims that he was pushing the Lakers' rebuild in an attempt to land Anthony Davis in a trade with the Pelicans

NOTHING TO PROVE. LeBron James says 'there's nothing I need to get in this league that I don’t already have.' Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

LOOK: Mavs trade Harrison Barnes mid-game, get bashed by LeBron

Feb 07, 2019 - 3:56 PM

A ruthless Dallas squad trades former NBA champion Harrison Barnes mid-game and many aren't too happy about it

MOVING ON. Harrison Barnes says he’s just thankful for his Dallas stint and looks forward to moving back to California. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

IN NUMBERS: LeBron on track to overtake Jordan in all-time scoring list

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:48 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers star becomes only the 5th player in NBA history to reach 32,000 points

LEAGUE OF HIS WON. LeBron James is the only active player in the top 5 of the NBA's all-time scoring list. File photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers coach on trade talks: 'It affects everyone differently'

Feb 06, 2019 - 12:46 PM

After a whopping 42-point loss to the Pacers, Lakers coach Luke Walton unsure if trade talks have affected the players

TRADE TALKS. The woeful loss comes at the heels of reports that the Lakers offered as many as 6 players in a bid to land New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Pacers spoil record LeBron night, crush Lakers by 42 points

Feb 06, 2019 - 11:02 AM

LeBron James becomes the youngest NBA player to record 32,000 points but the Pacers hand the four-time MVP the most lopsided loss of his career

MILESTONE. LeBron James climbs to 5th in the all-time scoring list as his Lakers get whipped by the Pacers. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers Twitter

Lakers’ LeBron sits out, Warriors back up

Feb 03, 2019 - 12:25 PM

The defending champion Warriors turn the game around just in time against a Lakers side playing minus LeBron James

BOUNCE BACK. Klay Thompson and the Warriors avenge their Christmas Day upset loss to Brandon Ingram and the Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter

LeBron James sits out against Warriors

Feb 03, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Lakers coach Luke Walton says LeBron James was 'pretty sore' after their overtime win versus the Clippers

LOAD MANAGEMENT. The Lakers announce that LeBron James needs to rest against the defending champion Warriors. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Bulls waive Carmelo Anthony, set stage for free agency

Feb 02, 2019 - 8:56 AM

The former NBA All-Star is expected to clear waivers amid rumors that he's joining pal LeBron James and the Lakers

NEXT MOVE. His next destination remains a guessing game, but Carmelo Anthony hopes to finally fit in. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron on longest injury absence: 'Toughest stretch of my career'

Feb 01, 2019 - 5:29 PM

Despite finishing just an assist-shy of a triple-double, Lebron James says his fitness level is still at 80%

WORKING OVERTIME. LeBron James says he played more than he expected as the Lakers needed an extra period to dispose of the Clippers. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James returns, tows Lakers past Clippers in OT

Feb 01, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Back after a 17-game injury absence, LeBron James flirts with a triple-double against the Clippers

RETURNING KING. LeBron James proves unstoppable right on his first game back from injury. Photo from NBA Twitter

The King returns: LeBron to play vs Clippers

Feb 01, 2019 - 10:42 AM

LeBron James returns to the Lakers lineup after missing 17 games due to a groin injury

BACK IN THE MIX. The Lakers look to arrest their skid with LeBron James back in action. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: LeBron works out in L.A. as NBA return nears

Jan 30, 2019 - 4:34 PM

LeBron James gives Lakers fans something to cheer about as the four-time MVP ramps up his training

BACK SOON. LeBron James looks to get back into action soon to help arrest the Lakers’ skid. Photo from LeBron James Facebook page

LeBron James getting closer to NBA return

Jan 29, 2019 - 11:21 AM

James is already taking part in three-minute, full-court scrimmages with the team according to Luke Walton

'CAGED LION'. LeBron James cannot wait to get back on the court for the first time since the Christmas Day game. File photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: LeBron's BGC Hypercourt gets Lakers makeover

Jan 28, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The court's update comes just in time for James' keenly awaited NBA return off a groin injury he sustained on Christmas Day

PURPLE AND GOLD. LeBron James now dons the Lakers' signature colors in his Nike Hypercourt. Photo from Nike

LeBron takes part in full-contact drills, injury return nears

Jan 27, 2019 - 9:10 AM

The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player joins team practice for the first time, but won't see action yet in the Lakers' next game versus the Suns

LONG LAYOFF. LeBron James is set to miss his 16th game with the Lakers, the longest he has been sidelined in his career. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

NBA All-Star 2019: Team LeBron vs Team Giannis

Jan 25, 2019 - 10:06 AM

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo headline the list of starters in the 2019 NBA All-Star in February

LeBron ruled out of Minnesota clash – Lakers

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:32 AM

Minus the injured LeBron James, the Lakers have slipped from 4th to 9th place in the NBA Western Conference

COMEBACK. LeBron James may return to action this weekend, says Lakers coach Luke Walton. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie apologizes to LeBron for behavior as Cavs teammate

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Celtics star Kyrie Irving admits he has now gained perspective on what it's like to be a leader

NEW OUTLOOK. Kyrie Irving looks for a fresh start as the Celtics snap a three-game skid against the league-leading Raptors. Photo from NBA Twitter

LeBron misses Lakers road trip, to return to practice next week

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Since losing LeBron James to injury, the Lakers' form has nosedived

BACK SOON. The Lakers hope to reignite their playoff bid with the return of LeBron James. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Antetokounmpo lead NBA All-Star fan voting

Jan 11, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Lakers superstar LeBron James leads all vote-getters in the NBA All-Stars with almost 3 million votes

TOP TWO. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo face off anew in the All-Stars. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron progressing from injury, sits out for another week

Jan 11, 2019 - 10:33 AM

The Lakers have lost 5 out of 8 games since LeBron James' injury

BACK SOON. LeBron James has been cleared to do more ‘on-court functional basketball movements.’ Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP