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Tatum powers Celtics over Clippers in double overtime

Feb 14, 2020 - 2:13 PM

'This was a tough one,' says Boston star Jayson Tatum as the Celtics needed two extra periods to dispose of Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers

STREAKY. Celtics' Jayson Tatum flirts with a career-high performance against Landry Shamet and the Clippers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

NBA fines Paul George $35,000 for ripping refs

Feb 14, 2020 - 8:38 AM

Clippers star Paul George gets fined for saying there's 'homecourt cooking tonight' following his team's loss to the Sixers

Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Red-hot Lakers outlast Nuggets in overtime

Feb 13, 2020 - 3:40 PM

LeBron James records a season-best 12th triple-double as the Lakers trip the Nuggets in a showdown between two top West teams

DENVER, COLORADO - FEBRUARY 12: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers puts up a shot against Torrey Craig #3 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter at Pepsi Center on February 12, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. 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. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers, Warriors join Knicks at $4 billion value

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:55 AM

Three NBA teams land in the Forbes' list of top 5 most valuable North American sports franchises

POWERHOUSE. Lakers’ LeBron James and Warriors’ Steph Curry bring in the star power. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Simmons drops triple-double to power Sixers past Clippers

Feb 12, 2020 - 2:39 PM

Sixers star Ben Simmons unleashes his sixth triple-double of the season against Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers

Lakers overpower Suns to hold Western Conference No.1

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:31 PM

Anthony Davis and 5 others finish with double-digit tallies to blow past the Phoenix Suns

NO.1. The Los Angeles Lakers stay on top fo the NBA Western Conference standings. File photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers outlast new-look Warriors

Feb 09, 2020 - 3:42 PM

LeBron James and Anthony Davis prop up Los Angeles in the final stretch as the Lakers push the Warriors to a league-worst record

ORDER RESTORED. LeBron James and Anthony Davis make sure the Lakers fend off the Warriors' late charge. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Vanessa Bryant announces 'celebration of life' for Kobe and Gianna

Feb 08, 2020 - 10:56 AM

A public memorial for Kobe and Gianna Bryant has been set on February 24 at Staples Center

No sign of engine failure in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Feb 08, 2020 - 10:13 AM

Los Angeles authorities say they’ve gathered a ‘substantial amount of evidence’ on the chopper crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant and 8 others

CRASH SITE. This still image taken from a January 27, 2020 video released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shows an NTSB official inspecting the remains of Kobe Bryant's helicopter which crashed near Calabasas, California. Photo by Jose Romero/NTSB/AFP

Westbrook's 41 points shoot Rockets past Lakers

Feb 07, 2020 - 3:46 PM

Russell Westbrook and the Rockets drop a 16-3 bomb against a stunned Lakers to close out the game

ON FIRE. Russell Westbrook reaches a scoring milestone in the Rockets’ big win. Photo from NBA

Clippers land Morris for playoff push at NBA trade deadline

Feb 07, 2020 - 10:41 AM

Another outside threat joins Kawhi Leonard and Paul George as Marcus Morris, who's averaging a career-best 19.6 points, heads to the Clippers

MORE FIREPOWER. The Clippers prop up their playoff bid with the addition of Marcus Morris. Photo by Elsa/Gerry Images North America/AFP

Kobe Bryant memorial set for February 24

Feb 07, 2020 - 8:44 AM

The 2-24 memorial date holds symbolism as Kobe Bryant wore the No. 24 jersey while his 13-year-old daughter Gianna sported No. 2

Photo by Adam S. Davis/EPA-EFE

LeBron leads 3-point barrage as Lakers rip Spurs

Feb 05, 2020 - 3:29 PM

The Lakers dump the Spurs as LeBron James goes on a tear from beyond the arc in the final quarter

Clippers rally to beat Spurs, Heat burn 76ers

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:17 PM

'I just found a rhythm,' says Paul George on his late surge that proved to be the key against the Spurs

FIGHT BACK. Paul Geroge finds his groove to help propel the Clippers past the Spurs. Photo from the Los Angeles Clippers Twitter

Lakers win first game since Kobe Bryant tragedy

Feb 02, 2020 - 4:01 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers bounce back after falling prey to the Trail Blazers on a night they paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant

DO-IT-ALL. LeBron James notches his 11th triple-double of the season. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers


'All about Kobe': Lakers, Staples Center pay emotional tribute to Bryant

Feb 01, 2020 - 3:47 PM

The Lakers and their fans celebrate the life of Kobe Bryant in the purple and gold's first game back since the NBA icon's shock death

REMEMBERING MAMBA. LeBron James pays tribute to Kobe Bryant. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

'No wrong emotions' as Lakers prepare to honor Kobe Bryant

Feb 01, 2020 - 10:18 AM

A shattered Lakers side returns to NBA action while honoring the memory of franchise icon Kobe Bryant

Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers try to refocus on basketball after Kobe Bryant's death

Jan 31, 2020 - 1:44 PM

'There's therapy in the work,' says coach Frank Vogel as a Lakers side devastated by the death of franchise icon Kobe Bryant returns to the hardcourt

LeBron James and Anthony Davis   Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Grieving Lakers return to training after Kobe Bryant's death

Jan 30, 2020 - 9:32 AM

'We want to represent what Kobe was about more than anything,' says Lakers coach Frank Vogel

HEARTBROKEN. LeBron James and the Lakers 'spent time together and grieved together' after Kbe Bryant's shock death. Photo by Rhona Wise/EPA-EFE

‘We love you, Kobe’: House launches exhibit honoring NBA legend at Batasan

Jan 29, 2020 - 4:10 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, a self-described big fan of the LA Lakers, publicizes a part of his personal NBA memorabilia collection to honor the late Kobe Bryant

MAMBA OUT. The left sneakers of the Kobe VI Blue Camo's that the late Kobe Bryant wore when he visited Manila in 2011. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

'Logistical nightmare': Kobe Bryant crash site recovery could take days

Jan 28, 2020 - 10:02 AM

Los Angeles authorities say the steep terrain at the site of Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash makes the recovery effort difficult

CRASH SITE. The National Transportation Safety Board and other authorities survey the wreckage of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant in Calabasas, California. Photo by David Swanson/EPA-EFE

NBA postpones Lakers game after Kobe Bryant's death

Jan 28, 2020 - 8:46 AM

The Lakers issue their first public comment since Kobe Bryant's death, noting that it's a 'very difficult time' for the team

IN MEMORIAM. Lakers Kobe Bryant fans gather at LA Live across the street from Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo by David Swanson/EPA-EFE

Shaq, Magic, Kareem, other Laker greats pay tribute to Kobe Bryant

Jan 27, 2020 - 1:50 PM

On the hardcourt, there's no comparing to the pain felt by those who wore the same purple and gold with Kobe Bryant

Photo by Francis Specker/EPA-EFE

'Let's go Kobe': Fans gather outside Staples Center

Jan 27, 2020 - 8:08 AM

Hundreds of heartbroken fans gather at Staples Center, the venue where Kobe Bryant wowed fans for two decades

TRIBUTE. Fans mourns the death of retired NBA star Kobe Bryant outside the Staples Center. Photo by Rachel Luna/Getty Images/AFP

Neymar dedicates PSG goal to Kobe Bryant

Jan 27, 2020 - 6:26 AM

Neymar flashes the No. 24 with his fingers in honor of Kobe Bryant's jersey number

REMEMBERING THE GREAT. Neymar pays homage to the late Kobe Bryant. Photo from Twitter/@PSG_English


NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

Jan 27, 2020 - 4:19 AM

(UPDATED) Kobe Bryant is traveling with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and 7 other passengers and crew when their Sikorsky S-76 helicopter slams into a rugged hillside in Calabasas

LEGEND. Kobe Bryant spent all of his 20 seasons in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers, helping the franchise win 5 championships. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron eclipses childhood hero Kobe in NBA all-time scoring list

Jan 26, 2020 - 4:10 PM

LeBron James recounts the time he met Kobe Bryant as a teenager after surpassing the NBA icon for No. 3 in the all-time scoring list

BREAKING RECORDS. LeBron James notches another personal milestone. Photo from Instagram/@lakers


LeBron passes Kobe in all-time scoring list, but Lakers fall to 76ers

Jan 26, 2020 - 1:05 PM

LeBron James drops 29 points against the 76ers to eclipse Kobe Bryant for No. 3 in the NBA all-time scoring list

THE KING. LeBron James now sets his sights on Karl Malone for No. 2 in the list. Photo from Twitter/@NBA


Kawhi leads charge as Clippers cool off Heat

Jan 25, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Kawhi Leonard notches his first NBA career triple-double as the Clippers become only the second team this season to beat the Heat at home

THE KLAW. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers deal the Heat just their second home loss. Photo from Twitter/@NBA


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


Lakers bounce back with victory over Knicks

Jan 23, 2020 - 12:47 PM

LeBron James and Anthony Davis take over again as the Lakers rebound from their worst loss of the season

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 22: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers is fouled by Marcus Morris Sr. #13 of the New York Knicks in the first quarter at Madison Square Garden on January 22, 2020 in New York City. 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. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers, Clippers, Sixers show interest in trading for Derrick Rose

Jan 22, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Averaging a stellar 18.4 points, former MVP Derrick Rose can restart his quest for that elusive first taste of an NBA title

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi outduels Luka as Clippers trip Mavs

Jan 22, 2020 - 3:37 PM

The Clippers get away with a win even as Kawhi Leonard and Luka Doncic pump in 36 points each

Celtics deal Lakers season's 'worst' defeat

Jan 21, 2020 - 2:18 PM

The Celtics snap a three-game losing streak with a big win over the Los Angeles Lakers

X-FACTOR. Jayson Tatum scores 27 points to hand the Western Conference leaders their worst defeat 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

Kawhi, Clippers rally past Pelicans

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:24 AM

Still playing minus Paul George, the Clippers lean on Kawhi Leonard’s red-hot scoring

THIRD-RUNNING. The Clippers, led by Kawhi Leonard (center), roll to their 30th triumph to stay inside the West top 3. 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


Fultz erupts for triple-double as Magic shock Lakers

Jan 16, 2020 - 5:24 PM

Markelle Fultz and Aaron Gordon take over as the Magic snap the Lakers' nine-game winning streak

STUNNER. Aaron Gordon and the Magic upset LeBron James’ side as the Lakers play minus Anthony Davis. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

Kawhi fires season-high 43, Giannis drops 37 in dominant NBA wins

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:28 PM

Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo shows no mercy, while Kawhi Leonard puts on a scoring show for the Clippers

SIZZLING. Kawhi Leonard tallies a season-high performance in just 3 quarters. Photo from NBA

Delta jet dumps fuel on California school playground

Jan 15, 2020 - 9:53 AM

In a statement, the Los Angeles Unified School District says students and staff were on the playground of the elementary school when the incident happened

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

Record-breaking LeBron James powers Lakers past Mavs

Jan 11, 2020 - 3:19 PM

Despite coming off a flu, LeBron James tallies 35 points and 15 rebounds for the first time this season

KING JAMES. LeBron James battles a flu to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past the Dallas Mavericks. Photo from NBA Twitter

Injured Davis sidelined for Lakers' clash with Luka, Mavs

Jan 11, 2020 - 9:07 AM

Still recovering from a hard fall, Anthony Davis sits out as the Lakers clash with Luka Doncic and the Mavericks on the road

STILL HURTING. Anthony Davis misses the Lakers' final regular-season meeting with the Mavs. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Davis will travel with Lakers despite bruised backside

Jan 09, 2020 - 9:56 AM

After a scary fall, Anthony Davis remains questionable when the Lakers take on Luka Doncic and the Mavericks in Dallas

QUESTIONABLE. The Lakers try to sustain their winning streak even minus Anthony Davis. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Injury scare: Davis falls hard as Lakers rout Knicks

Jan 08, 2020 - 3:44 PM

Although tests came back negative, Anthony Davis may face time on the sidelines after a scary fall

Anthony Davis suffers a lower back contusion. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

James, Davis star in Lakers block party vs Pistons

Jan 06, 2020 - 2:35 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers are just one block shy of their franchise record as LeBron James and Anthony Davis deliver all-around performances

ANOTHER DAY IN THE OFFICE. LeBron James records another triple-double. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers


Harrell, George pace Clippers in bounce-back win over Knicks

Jan 06, 2020 - 12:16 PM

The Clippers erase the sour taste left by a home loss to the lowly Grizzlies as Montrezl Harrell, Paul George, and Lou Williams make franchise history

SPARKPLUG. Montrezl Harrell comes off the bench and helps steer the Clippers to victory. Photo from Instagram/@laclippers


Lowly Grizzlies humble lackluster Clippers

Jan 05, 2020 - 12:19 PM

The Grizzlies produce their highest-scoring game of the season in a 26-point romp of the Western Conference-contending Clippers

GUNNER. Jae Crowder topscores for the Grizzlies. Photo from Twitter/@NBA