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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Luke Walton set to join Kings after Lakers exit

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Reports say that the Sacramento Kings are in the 'late stages' of finalizing a multi-year deal with Luke Walton

QUICK MOVE. It looks like former Lakers coach Luke Walton won’t get unemployed for long. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers split with embattled head coach Luke Walton

Apr 13, 2019 - 7:48 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers say thanks and farewell to Luke Walton as he fails to steer the storied squad to the playoffs for the third season

NIGHTMARE. Things didn’t go as planned for Lakers coach Luke Walton as losses and injuries piled up following the injury of superstar LeBron James. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Magic Johnson steps down as Los Angeles Lakers chief

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:58 AM

(UPDATED) The resignation comes after a disappointing season that saw the Lakers miss the playoffs even after luring superstar LeBron James

SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT. Magic Johnson drops a bomb as the season winds down. Photo by Getty Images North America/AFP

Lakers halt Jazz streak as LeBron continues to rest

Apr 08, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope proves his worth as the Lakers also miss the services of Tyson Chandler, Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson

ONE MAN UP. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope steps up for a depleted Lakers squad. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Warriors tighten West top seed grip with Lakers whipping

Apr 05, 2019 - 3:26 PM

The two-time defending champions keep a two-game cushion over the top-seed chasing Nuggets

PLAYOFF MODE. Kevin Durant and Draymond Green prove relentless against the Lakers as the Warriors try to stay on top of the West. Photo from NBA Twitter

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

Westbrook becomes NBA's second 20-20-20 man

Apr 03, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Former MVP Russell Westbrook records an astonishing 20 points, 20 rebounds and 21 assists as the Thunder roll past the Lakers

HISTORIC. Russell Westbrook joins the legendary Wilt Chamberlain in the record books. Photo from NBA Twitter

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

Jason Kidd mentioned as 'serious candidate' for Lakers coaching job

Mar 25, 2019 - 2:41 PM

The Lakers reportedly are considering the Hall of Famer if ever Luke Walton is let go

EXPERIENCED. Jason Kidd has coached for the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks. File Photo by Peter Foley/EPA


Lakers win again as LeBron torches Kings with triple-double

Mar 25, 2019 - 12:33 PM

Although already eliminated from playoff contention, Los Angeles grinds it out to halt a five-game slide

WINNING TRACK. LeBron James stuffs the stats sheet as the Los Angeles Lakers rediscover their winning ways. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

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

Antetokounmpo sits out but Bucks still trounce Lakers

Mar 20, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The Lakers continue to teeter on the brink of playoff elimination as they miss the services of LeBron James

SPLASH MOUNTAIN. Brook Lopez takes over the scoring cudgels from Giannis Antetokounmpo in the Bucks' win over the Lakers. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


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)


Lakers fall to Raptors as playoff hopes fade

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:45 AM

The Raptors complete a season sweep of LeBron James and the Lakers

LATE SURGE. Norman Powell and the Raptors bank on a late run to dispose of LeBron James and the Lakers. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

Lakers rally from 20 points down, snap skid vs Bulls

Mar 13, 2019 - 2:26 PM

LeBron James pumps in 36 points as the Lakers arrest their worst skid of the season

SHOWSTOPPER. LeBron James highlights the Lakers win with two spectacular slams. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP