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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

Kerr rips Warriors after Clippers loss

Apr 25, 2019 - 2:52 PM

'We seemed to take it for granted that we were going to be okay,' Warriors coach Steve Kerr as the defending champions absorb another upset loss to the Clippers

STALLED. Coach Steve Kerr admits things haven’t gone smoothly for the Warriors all year. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors rally falls short as No. 8 Clippers stay alive

Apr 25, 2019 - 1:57 PM

Kevin Durant erupts for 45 points but the defending champions still fail to close out the series against the Clippers

GUNG-HO. Lou Williams and the LA Clippers foil the the Warriors’ bid to wrap up the series. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors push Clippers to the brink of elimination

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:22 AM

'We let go in game 2 and we won't do that the rest of the playoffs. I really believe that,' says Klay Thompson

TITLE DEFENSE. Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors don't plan on blowing a 3-1 lead this time. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Ruthless Warriors flog Clippers for 2-1 series lead

Apr 19, 2019 - 1:57 PM

Kevin Durant dominates as the Warriors make sure there won't be any meltdown this time against the Clippers

ALL-AROUND. Warriors star Kevin Durant denies Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as the two-time Finals MVP delivers on both ends for the defending champs.

Clippers' Doc Rivers: 'Curry has destroyed us all year'

Apr 14, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Stephen Curry delivers another scintillating performance and Clippers coach Doc Rivers isn't exactly happy

RECORD NIGHT. Steph Curry sets a new league record during the Warriors' Game 1 win over the Clippers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Curry sets playoff record as Warriors dominate Clippers

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Stephen Curry becomes the all-time leader for three-points made in the playoffs as the Warriors take Game 1

SIZZLING. Stephen Curry lights up Game 1 as the defending champion Warriors frustrate the Clippers. Photo from NBA Twitter

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 crush Clippers as playoffs near

Apr 08, 2019 - 12:18 PM

The reigning two-time NBA champions lock in on the No. 1 ranking in the Western Conference

IN-FORM. Steph Curry shows way for the playoff-ready Golden State Warriors. Photo from Golden State Warriors' Twitter account (@warriors)


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

Rockets thump Clippers; Blazers up

Apr 04, 2019 - 5:00 PM

James Harden and Chris Paul team up for 60 points as the Rockets keep hold of the 3rd spot with a win over the Clippers

KEY STRETCH. Chris Paul and James Harden fuel the Rockets’ playoff push for a top 3 berth. Photo by Bob Levey/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

Clippers, Celtics clinch playoff berths

Mar 27, 2019 - 2:24 PM

The streaking Clippers and Celtics cement their spots in the playoffs after turning back separate foes

LOCKED. Jayson Tatum and the Celtics advance after picking up their 44th win. Photo from NBA Twitter