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Nets beat Lakers to bring merciful end to tense China tour

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:40 AM

As the NBA's controversial preseason China tour wraps up, it leaves behind questions over the future of a key market

STILL POPULAR. On court, Chinese fans continue to cheer for NBA superstars like LeBron James. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Southern California wildfires burning unchecked

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:35 PM

A red flag warning of critical fire danger – strong winds and very low humidity – has been extended into the weekend

NBA cancels all Lakers-Nets press events in China

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The NBA says the China row has put the players in a 'complicated and unprecedented situation'

NO MORE QUESTIONS. Visiting NBA players like Lakers superstar LeBron James and the Nets' DeAndre Jordan will just let their games do the talking. Photo by Hector Retamal/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

NBA game to go ahead in China despite free speech row

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:38 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers take on the Brooklyn Nets in a Shanghai preseason game amid a controversial pro-democracy tweet that has angered China

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Shanghai cancels NBA fan event over 'inappropriate' HK comments

Oct 09, 2019 - 4:36 PM

China calls off an NBA fan night on the eve of a preseason game pitting the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets

HEATED. The NBA and China row continues even as several NBA players like LeBron James and Anthony Davis remain in Shanghai for the Los Angeles Lakers’ scheduled events with the Brooklyn Nets. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis powers Lakers past Warriors in NBA preseason opener

Oct 06, 2019 - 11:13 AM

LeBron James and his new sidekick Anthony Davis shine as the Los Angeles Lakers roll over the Golden State Warriors

SUPER DUO. LeBron James (left) welcomes Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers to form a formidable pair. Photo from the Lakers Twitter

Paul Pierce says the Clippers are the 'team to beat'

Oct 02, 2019 - 3:15 PM

'Right now, I have to say the Clippers are the team to beat,' says 10-time NBA All-Star Paul Pierce

FOR THE CLIPPERS. Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce puts his bet on the Los Angeles Clippers for the NBA title. File photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

George won't make Clippers debut in October

Sep 30, 2019 - 1:17 PM

Paul George says he would miss the entire pre-season and at least the first 10 days of the upcoming NBA season

WAITING GAME. Paul George teaming up with Kawhi Leonard in an official NBA game will have to wait a little bit longer. Photo from Instagram/@ygtrece


Los Angeles police to boost visibility during 'Joker' opening

Sep 28, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Due to 'heightened fears' over the film's violent content, the Los Angeles Police Department plans to increase their visibility around movie theaters during the 'Joker' premiere

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

Lakers star Kuzma sidelined indefinitely with foot injury

Sep 28, 2019 - 1:53 AM

Kyle Kuzma won't be suiting up just yet when the Lakers open training camp this weekend

Kawhi Leonard's sister charged with murder

Sep 08, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Kimesha Monae Williams, the older sister of NBA star Kawhi Leonard, has been arrested for robbing and killing an 84-year-old woman at a casino

Kawhi Leonard. Photo from NBA

Angels pitcher Skaggs had opioids in system when he died

Aug 31, 2019 - 12:02 PM

A toxicology report lists Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs' death as an 'accident' resulting from a potent cocktail of drugs and alcohol

SHOCK DEATH. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the death of 27-year-old Tyler Skaggs. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Arrest warrant issued for Lakers' Cousins on 'threat' claim

Aug 30, 2019 - 8:52 AM

An Alabama municipal court issues an arrest warrant for Lakers star DeMarcus Cousin over domestic abuse allegations

IN TROUBLE. Just over a moth after signing with the Lakers, DeMarcus Cousins faces more problems. Photo from NBA

Lakers’ Cousins allegedly threatened to kill ex-GF before wedding

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:10 AM

Add one more to DeMarcus Cousins’ long list of mishaps as the Lakers probe reports the injured center made violent threats against his ex-girlfriend

EMBATTLED. A leaked audio tape puts Demarcus Cousins in hot water. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Dwight Howard joining Lakers

Aug 24, 2019 - 8:15 AM

Despite talks that Dwight Howard has always been a negative presence in the locker room, the Lakers want the eight-time NBA All-Star on board

COMEBACK. Dwight Howards returns to the Lakers after 6 years to fill the void left by injured DeMarcus Cousins. Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images/AFP

Injury-hit Lakers to look at Howard, Noah

Aug 21, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Veteran big men Joakim Noah and Dwight Howard get workout invites as the Lakers brace for the absence of DeMarcus Cousins

VETERAN PRESENCE. The Lakers check out if the seasoned duo of Joakim Noah and Dwight Howard can fit in. Photos by AFP

Lakers eye Dwight Howard with Noah also available

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Dwight Howard is set to meet the Los Angeles Lakers, who are seeking a center after DeMarcus Cousins' knee injury

LOCKED ON. Dwight Howard is given a chance to discuss with the Los Angeles Lakers who are missing a center due to DeMarcus Cousins' injury. File photo by Will Newton/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers' Cousins could miss NBA season with new injury

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Just weeks after joining the Lakers, DeMarcus Cousins suffers a third serious leg injury in 18 months

HARD LUCK. DeMarcus Cousins, who sat out most of last season with the Warriors due to injury, absorbs another blow. Photo from NBA

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

U.S. hoops World Cup team loses Drummond and Harrell

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:55 AM

The pullouts from Team USA continue as Pistons center Andre Drummond and Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell beg off from the 2019 FIBA World Cup

OUT. Andre Drummond adds to the growing list of NBA players skipping World Cup action. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America/AFP

WATCH: Kawhi hilariously thanks Raptors, Toronto

Jul 26, 2019 - 2:47 PM

Now a member of the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard looks back at everything the Raptors and the city of Toronto did for him

BOARD MAN. In arguably the most productive one-and-done season in the NBA, Kawhi Leonard leads the Raptors to their maiden title. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers

Jul 25, 2019 - 8:50 AM

'We're not looking at the Battle of LA. We've got bigger goals in mind,' Clippers’ Paul George on his Kawhi Leonard pairing versus the Lakers’ own powerhouse duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis

HOTSHOTS. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George get officially welcomed by the Clippers led by team owner Steve Ballmer (right), coach Doc Rivers (second from left) and president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank (left). Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Lakers gain rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo

Jul 23, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Kostas Antetokounmpo, the brother of Bucks star Giannis, joins the Los Angeles Lakers on a waiver claim

CLAIMED. The Los Angeles Lakers claim Kostas Antetokounmpo. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Davis confident Lakers roster can go up 'against anybody'

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:32 AM

As Anthony Davis forms a potent strikeforce with LeBron James, the Lakers think they can immediately contend for the NBA championship

GAME CHANGER. The arrival of Anthony Davis is 'history-shifting' for the Lakers, says general manager Rob Pelinka (left) and head coach Frank Vogel (right). Photo by Kevork Djansezian/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

Clippers officially sign Kawhi, finalize trade deal for George

Jul 11, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Both natives of Los Angeles, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George head home to turn the Clippers into a championship contender

BIG DEAL. Kawhi Leonard reportedly signs a three-year deal worth $103.1 million with the Clippers. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers officially bring Davis into the fold

Jul 07, 2019 - 2:04 PM

With Anthony Davis and LeBron James forming a dynamic one-two punch, the Lakers seek to relive their lost glory

LAKESHOW. Anthony Davis officially signs with the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo from Lakers' Twitter account (@Lakers)


Cousins heads to Lakers as Rondo re-signs

Jul 07, 2019 - 9:11 AM

After losing the Kawhi race, the Lakers deepen their roster with Golden State Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins

BUILDING DEPTH. The Los Angeles Lakers pick up DeMarcus Cousins to reinforce star duo LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Photo from NBA

Rattled nerves, minor damage from second major Southern California earthquake

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:41 AM

The earthquake was the largest in California since 1992

EARTHQUAKE. Black smoke rises from an electrical fire in a mobile home park in Ridgecrest, California July 6, 2019 following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake on July 5, 2019. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP

L.A. fears of 'Big One' revived by major shocks

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:40 AM

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake causes minor damage in Los Angeles, but serves as a powerful reminder of the realities of living on an active tectonic zone

QUAKE. Highway workers repair a hole that opened in the road as a result of the July 5, 2019 earthquake, near Ridgecrest, California about 150 miles (241km) north of Los Angeles, early in the morning on July 6, 2019. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP

ANOTHER SUPER DUO: Clippers land Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

Jul 06, 2019 - 2:42 PM

The Clippers' Kawhi Leonard and Paul George now face another powerhouse Los Angeles combo in the Lakers' LeBron James and Anthony Davis

Grieving Angels return to play after death of pitcher Skaggs

Jul 03, 2019 - 4:12 PM

The cause of death of 27-year-old pitcher Tyler Skaggs remains a mystery as there's no sign of suicide or foul play

HEARTBREAKING. The sudden death of the popular  Tyler Skaggs remains ‘incomprehensible’ for the Los Angeles Angels. Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFP

Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies in Texas, MLB game postponed

Jul 02, 2019 - 1:25 PM

'Tyler has, and always will be, an important part of the Angels family,' the Los Angeles Angels say in a statement

UNEXPECTED. Tyler Skaggs dies at 27 years old right before a scheduled game in Texas. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Lakers fans put up #KaWhyNot billboards in Manila

Jul 01, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Filipino Lakers fans show how much they want to see Kawhi Leonard in the purple and gold

KAWHI FRENZY. Lakers fans set up a '#KaWhyNot' billboard along EDSA near Ortigas. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Kawhi wants Magic-Buss Lakers chat in NBA talks

Jun 29, 2019 - 9:28 AM

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard reportedly only wants to meet with former Lakers executive Magic Johnson and team owner Jeanie Buss

FREE AGENT. Kawhi Leonard's next destination remains a guessing game. Photo by 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

Lou Williams wins back-to-back NBA Sixth Man of the Year

Jun 25, 2019 - 10:49 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers star joins Jamal Crawford as the only players in NBA history to win the award thrice

OFF THE BENCH. Despite starting only one game last season, Lou Williams still put up impressive numbers. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)


WATCH: LaVar Ball says Lakers will never win another championship

Jun 16, 2019 - 12:24 PM

'It will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they will never win another championship,' LaVar Ball on the Lakers trading his son Lonzo

CRASHING DOWN. LaVar Ball believes that the Lakers will go 'crashing down' without Lonzo Ball. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Anthony Davis heading to Lakers in blockbuster trade

Jun 16, 2019 - 8:03 AM

(UPDATED) The Pelicans agree to trade the All-Star forward to the Lakers for a young trio and 3 first-round draft picks

FILE - JUNE 15: The Los Angeles Lakers have traded Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks to the New Orleans Pelicans for star Anthony Davis on June 15, 2019. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers guards Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during 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

Clippers fined over Kawhi Leonard 'tampering'

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The NBA slaps a $50,000 fine on the Los Angeles Clippers after coach Doc Rivers heaped praise on Toronto star Kawhi Leonard

'MOST LIKE JORDAN.' Clipper coach Doc Rivers compares Raptors star Kawhi Leonard to NBA legend Michael Jordan. File photo

New Lakers coach Frank Vogel calls for 'togetherness'

May 21, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Amid an alleged team culture of ‘backstabbing,’ new Lakers coach Frank Vogel plans to unify the franchise – from the front office to the coaching and playing staff

NEW CHALLENGE. Coach Frank Vogel hopes the Lakers will pull in the same direction. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

Magic Johnson blasts Lakers GM after shock exit

May 21, 2019 - 9:34 AM

Allegations of backstabbing involving team executives Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka surface as the latest Lakers drama

SEVERED TIES. Rob Pelinka (right) denies the whispering campaign that Magic Johnson alleged the Lakers general manager orchestrated. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers sign Frank Vogel to multi-year coaching contract

May 14, 2019 - 11:22 AM

'I look forward to coaching such phenomenal talent and bringing my strategic vision to the team,' says new Lakers coach Frank Vogel

FRESH START. The Lakers management says Frank Vogel 'reflects the core qualities' the team is looking for in a coach. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers hire Frank Vogel as new coach, Jason Kidd as deputy

May 12, 2019 - 8:07 AM

LeBron James and the Lakers look to turn their fortunes around with ex-Pacers coach Frank Vogel and former NBA star guard Jason Kidd

MAJOR CHALLENGE. Frank Vogel takes on the high pressure and much scrutiny that comes with the Lakers coaching post. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Lue, Lakers end talks on coaching job

May 09, 2019 - 8:33 AM

The Lakers end negotiations with coach Tyronn Lue, who was tabbed as front-runner due to his close links to team star LeBron James

NO GO. Tyronn Lue reportedly turns down a three-year deal worth $18 million. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

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)


Lakers poised to offer Tyronn Lue coaching job

May 04, 2019 - 9:03 AM

LeBron James' former Cleveland Cavaliers coach has been on the Lakers' radar for some time

REUNION. Tyronn Lue may just get reunited with his former superstar ward LeBron James. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP