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LeBron tallies triple-double as Lakers roll over struggling Nets

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:34 PM

LeBron James inches closer to passing Kobe Bryant on the all-time NBA scoring list

ONE-MAN WRECKING BALL. LeBron James posts his 91st career triple-double. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers


LeBron, Giannis highlight NBA All-Star starters

Jan 24, 2020 - 12:58 PM

For the second straight season, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo take on the All-Star captain role

ONE MORE. It's going to be Team LeBron versus Team Giannis again in the NBA All-Stars. Photo by John Mabanglo/EPA-EFE

LeBron James 'blessed' for chance to watch son Bronny play

Jan 21, 2020 - 3:50 PM

James admits that it's a rare opportunity for him to attend one of his 15-year-old son's games

BLESSED CHANCE. LeBron James manages to catch Bronny's high school game before the Celtics dealt the Lakers their worst loss of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Lakers shoot down reeling Rockets

Jan 19, 2020 - 2:24 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers rally to overcome the combined 69-point game of Russell Westbrook and James Harden

BACK TO WINNING. The Lakers rebound from a shock loss as LeBron James drops a double-double. Photo from NBA

LeBron, Lakers top NBA sales as Giannis, Doncic rise

Jan 18, 2020 - 1:48 PM

Figures announced by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association show LeBron James and the Lakers atop the list for the second straight year

STAR POWER. LeBron James' Lakers jerseys sold the most from October through December 2019. Photo from Twitter/@nbastats


LeBron stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:09 AM

After trailing Mavs hotshot Luka Doncic in the early tally, LeBron James surges ahead to virtually clinch the overall lead

Lakers extend winning streak to 9 over Cavs

Jan 14, 2020 - 3:32 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers continue their hot momentum as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander records a triple-double for Oklahoma

RECORD-SETTER. LeBron James surpasses Isiah Thomas for 8th place on the league's all-time list with 9,067 career assists. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA-EFE

Lakers blast Thunder minus LeBron, Davis

Jan 12, 2020 - 3:53 PM

Kyle Kuzma erupts for a season-high performance as the Lakers romp past the Thunder even minus their two superstars

WORKING IT. Kyle Kuzma takes charge for the depleted Lakers. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

Cold-stricken LeBron to miss Thunder clash

Jan 12, 2020 - 8:31 AM

After shrugging off early symptoms of his illness, LeBron James sits out a Lakers road game

SIDELINED. LeBron James misses the Lakers' bid for a repeat win over Chris Paul and the Thunder. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron leaps Doncic, Giannis into NBA All-Star vote lead

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:37 AM

Early fan voting in the NBA All-Stars shows LeBron James overtaking young hotshots Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo

epa07942031 LA Lakers forward LeBron James during the opening night game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 22 October 2019. EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT SHUTTERSTOCK OUT

LeBron posts triple double as Lakers hold off Suns

Jan 02, 2020 - 3:58 PM

With the Lakers reserves struggling, LeBron James and Anthony Davis take over in the second half

Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Injured LeBron shows up as Lakers snap losing streak

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:56 PM

LeBron James brushes off a groin injury and a pre-game drama with Kyle Kuzma to tow the Lakers back in the win column

BACK ON TRACK. LeBron James and the Lakers arrest their longest skid of the season. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron downplays talk of Kuzma rift

Dec 29, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The LeBron James-Kyle Kuzma drama comes as the Lakers try to snap a four-game losing streak

NO WORRIES. Kyle Kuzma and LeBron James say they’re all good. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron ’questionable' for Lakers game at Portland

Dec 28, 2019 - 9:39 AM

'If I'm feeling well, I'll be in the lineup,' says LeBron James, who suffered a groin contusion during the Lakers' Christmas Day loss to the Clippers

LeBron James expected to play against Clippers

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:43 AM

LeBron James aims to help the Lakers bounce back over the Clippers in the Battle of Los Angeles on Christmas day

SUITING UP. LeBron James does not plan on missing out on the NBA Christmas games. File photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

FAST FACTS: LeBron, the NBA, and Christmas Day

Dec 24, 2019 - 7:25 PM

LeBron James can set a number of personal milestones as the Lakers host the Clippers on Christmas Day

ALL HAIL THE KING. Lakers superstar LeBron James will seize sole possession of second place in the list of most Christmas Day appearances, just behind Kobe Bryant. Photo from Twitter/@nbastats


LeBron-less Lakers fall to Denver with Davis injury fear

Dec 23, 2019 - 2:57 PM

LeBron James sits out of the game due to a muscle strain while Anthony Davis gets bothered by a right knee

INJURY FEARS. Anthony Davis continues to play despite getting bothered by his right knee in the 3rd quarter. Photo from NBA Twitter

'LeBron is an alien', says Antetokounmpo

Dec 19, 2019 - 10:36 AM

'It's insane to see what he's is able to do, but he's LeBron James, he's different,' praises Giannis Antetokounmpo

OUT OF THIS WORLD. LeBron James serves as an inspiration to aspiring NBA legends. Photo from The Lakers

Pacers pull off upset, snap NBA-best Lakers road win streak

Dec 18, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Without injured star Anthony Davis, the Lakers fall two wins short of an NBA record

UPSET. Domantas Sabonis comes up big for the Pacers in a colossal win over the Lakers. Photo from Twitter/@NBA


NBA season becomes a family affair for LeBron James

Dec 16, 2019 - 3:45 PM

LeBron James steers the Lakers to their seventh straight win a day after making a side trip to his homestate of Ohio to watch his son Bronny play

DEADLY COMBO. LeBron James and Anthony Davis conspire to lead the Lakers to their 24th win in 27 outings. Photo from Twitter/@nbastats


Davis pumps in 33, LeBron gets pep talk as Lakers down Heat

Dec 14, 2019 - 12:47 PM

'It was like a heavyweight bout,' says LeBron James as the Lakers hand his former champion team Heat their first loss at home

FIGHTING FORM. LeBron James recovers in the second half after starting the game 'playing a little timid.' Photo from LA Lakers

Lakers eke out win over Grizzlies; Spurs halt skid

Nov 24, 2019 - 3:59 PM

LeBron James and Anthony Davis team up for 52 points as the Lakers streak to their seventh straight victory

COMEBACK. LeBron James and the Lakers turn the game around just in time. Photo from LA Lakers

Triple-double history for King James as Lakers roll Thunder

Nov 20, 2019 - 6:01 PM

LeBron James becomes the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against every team

HISTORIC. LeBron James sets a league milestone against Chris Paul and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron records career numbers as Lakers win 7th straight

Nov 09, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Despite snapping his triple-double streak, LeBron James posts career numbers in the Lakers' seventh straight win

HIGH HOPES. LeBron James leads the Los Angeles Lakers to a seventh straight win. Photo from NBA Twitter

LeBron sparks Lakers in NBA comeback triumph at Chicago

Nov 06, 2019 - 2:21 PM

The Lakers rally from 19 points down as LeBron James drops his third straight triple-double

LeBron triple-double powers Lakers to 5th straight win

Nov 04, 2019 - 12:58 PM

LeBron James registers his second straight triple-double as the Lakers topple the Spurs to seize the top spot in the Western Conference

ON A ROLL. LeBron James and Dwight Howard have both been big for the streaking Lakers. Photo from Instagram/@lakers


LeBron, Luka set record triple-doubles in OT thriller

Nov 02, 2019 - 3:16 PM

Putting on a triple-double show, LeBron James and Luka Doncic become the oldest and youngest players to post 30-10-15 stat lines

POWER PLAYS. LeBron James lifts the Lakers to an overtime win against Luka Doncic and the Mavs. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: NBA stars dress up for Halloween

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:57 PM

LeBron James, Steph Curry, and Paul George steal the Halloween spotlight with their costumes

HALLOWEEN KING. LeBron James takes Halloween seriously. Photo from Instagram/@kingjames


LeBron on impressive Lakers win: 'That's who we are'

Oct 26, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis play in sync against the Jazz to pick up their first triumph

SHOWTIME. LeBron James and Troy Daniels celebrate the Lakers' clinical victory. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Teen Zion Williamson excites NBA like no rookie since LeBron

Oct 20, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Zion Williamson's debut may have to wait, but many expect the 19-year-old 'beast' to take the league by storm

TEEN TITAN. Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson thinks he’ll get to adjust pretty quickly in the NBA. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Kawhi co-star in 'Battle for Los Angeles'

Oct 20, 2019 - 11:39 AM

The LA rivalry may be less about the Lakers vs the Clippers and more about LeBron James vs Kawhi Leonard

SHOWDOWN. The NBA unfolds with a blockbuster duel between Kawhi Leonard's Clippers and LeBron James’ Lakers. Photos by AFP

LeBron under fire for comments on NBA-China row

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:58 PM

After criticizing a Rockets executive for angering China with a 'misinformed' tweet, LeBron James draws flak for 'parroting communist propaganda'

EMBATTLED. The outspoken LeBron James gets into trouble for his opinion on the raging NBA controversy. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron blames China mess on Rockets GM's 'misinformed' tweet

Oct 15, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The NBA controversy continues as LeBron James' comments draw praise in China, but harsh criticism in the United States

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Hail King James: NBA reigns for a night in China game

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:36 AM

The preseason Shanghai clash between the Lakers and the Nets shows it will be difficult to shake the NBA's huge following among passionate Chinese fans

MAIN DRAW. LeBron James mesmerizes Chinese fans even as the Lakers bow to the Nets. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

LeBron bullish on new Lakers teammate Davis

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:35 AM

'It's exciting to have such a beautiful young mind, a beautiful player but also a great leader as well,' LeBron James says of fellow superstar Anthony Davis

POWER PAIR. LeBron James and Anthony Davis hope to lead the Los Angeles Lakers deep into the NBA playoffs this season. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

LeBron backs bill to let college athletes earn endorsement money

Sep 12, 2019 - 9:33 AM

The NCAA calls the bill allowing student athletes to get paid as 'unconstitutional' and 'harmful'

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Space Jam or FIBA World Cup? LeBron among U.S. absent stars

Aug 27, 2019 - 1:30 PM

'I think most of the star players, they are trying to save their energy. I think that's the main reason they are dropping out,' says NBA TV analyst Sam Mitchell

PRIORITIES. LeBron James will not suit up US Basketball's bid for a third straight title in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. File photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

NCAA outlines requirements for agents repping college NBA hopefuls

Aug 07, 2019 - 6:08 PM

LeBron James takes a swipe at the NCAA for issuing stringent requirements for agents wishing to represent players who want to test the NBA draft waters

TAKING SIDES. LeBron James sides with his agent Rich Paul, who doesn't meet the NCAA’s new agent requirements as he doesn’t hold a college degree. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

NBA Christmas slate to feature Lakers-Clippers

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:58 AM

New Clippers star Kawhi Leonard, fresh off a title run with the Raptors, gets to face LeBron James’ retooled Lakers in the highly anticipated LA battle

FACE-OFF. The LeBron James-Kawhi Leonard showdown headlines the blockbuster holiday duels. Photos by Gregory Shamus and Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis to wear No. 3 as LeBron's 23 nixed

Jul 13, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The new Lakers star decides to revert to his elementary jersey number

NEW LAKER IN TOWN. Anthony Davis turns the Los Angeles Lakers to an immediate contender in the Western Conference. Photo from Instagram/@antdavis23


LeBron can't give Davis No. 23 over Nike money issues

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The jersey number change for new Lakers teammates Lebron James and Anthony Davis may be a no-go

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in front of Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans after a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron gives 23 to Davis as Lakers eye NBA free agency

Jun 28, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Lakers superstar LeBron James gives up his jersey number as Anthony Davis also sacrifices a trade bonus

POWERHOUSE. The Lakers may go for another top-level talent as they try to build a supporting cast around LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

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