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LeBron hopes Lakers can eventually rekindle their revival season

Apr 09, 2020 - 11:34 AM

After leading the Lakers to the playoffs for the first time in 7 years, LeBron James says he won't feel any 'closure' if the season doesn't resume

HOPEFUL. LeBron James doesn’t mind holding the rest of the season in Las Vegas. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LOOKBACK: Why did Kobe Bryant win only one MVP in 20 years?

Apr 03, 2020 - 5:17 PM

Check out why Kobe Bryant, one of the most prolific superstars the NBA has ever seen, only bagged the league's highest individual honor once

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on in the first half while taking on the Boston Celtics in Game Three of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 10, 2008 at Staples Center 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. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Lakers, Nets symptom-free after 14-day isolations

Apr 02, 2020 - 9:41 AM

Lakers and Nets players who tested positive for the virus, including superstar Kevin Durant, now show no symptoms of COVID-19

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Taurean Prince #2 of the Brooklyn Nets and Jarrett Allen #31 during a 104-102 Nets win at Staples Center on March 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP 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.

Clippers find new home in Los Angeles

Mar 25, 2020 - 11:28 AM

In reaching an agreement to buy the iconic Los Angeles Forum, the Clippers won’t have to share arena with the Lakers soon

Kawhi Leonard. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Lakers, Celtics, 2 other NBA teams announce coronavirus positives

Mar 20, 2020 - 8:52 AM

The number of NBA players and personnel who tested positive for COVID-19 jumps to 14

PANDEMIC. The Lakers last played the Nets, who had 4 players testing positive for COVID-19. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers undergo coronavirus protocol after exposure to infected Nets

Mar 18, 2020 - 11:18 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers are the last team that the Brooklyn Nets faced before the league was suspended due to the coronavirus

IMMEDIATE RESPONSE. The Los Angeles Lakers follow coronavirus protocol after being exposed to the inflicted Brooklyn Nets. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers’ Kuzma spreads money-making conspiracy on sanitizers

Mar 17, 2020 - 8:38 PM

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kyle Kuzma says hand sanitizers don't work and companies have been 'taking money' from people

CONSPIRACY. Kyle Kuzma spreads conspiracy theories on hand sanitizers while the NBA suspends games due to the coronavirus. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Davis off-target as Nets stun Lakers

Mar 11, 2020 - 2:53 PM

The Lakers look poised to force overtime against the Nets but LeBron James misses a game-tying layup

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Taurean Prince #2 of the Brooklyn Nets and Jarrett Allen #31 during a 104-102 Nets win at Staples Center on March 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP 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.

LeBron, Davis torch Clippers as Lakers win Battle of LA

Mar 09, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The Lakers beat the Clippers for the first time this season after avenging consecutive losses on Christmas Day and the season-opener

ON A ROLL. LeBron James and the Lakers have won 4 straight games. Photo from Twitter/@NBA


Clippers agree to terms with Noah for NBA playoff push

Mar 08, 2020 - 11:38 AM

Joakim Noah is set to sign a 10-day contract as he works out to recover from his Achilles tendon surgery

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MARCH 13: Joakim Noah #55 of the Memphis Grizzlies dunks against Vince Carter #15 and Dewayne Dedmon #14 of the Atlanta Hawks in the first half at State Farm Arena on March 13, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. 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. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Davis dominate as Lakers end playoff drought

Mar 07, 2020 - 5:25 PM

'I am extremely tired,' says LeBron James as the Lakers clinch a playoff spot for the first time in 7 years

BIG GUNS. LeBron James and the Lakers avenge their first-meeting loss against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. Photo from LA Lakers

'It's pandemonium': virus panic-buying hits Los Angeles

Mar 07, 2020 - 12:59 PM

Two days after California declared a statewide emergency, wholesale stores are unable to keep up with soaring demand for a range of staple items, as citizens prepare for the worst

Customers wait in line to buy water and other supplies, on fears that the coronavirus, COVID-19, will spread and force people to stay indoors, at a Costco in Burbank, California on March 6, 2020. - US lawmakers passed an emergency USD 8.3 billion spending bill to combat the coronavirus on Thursday as the number of cases surged in the country's northwest and deaths reached 12. Since then the toll has risen to 12 and the virus has spread to at least 15 states -- the latest being Maryland adjacent to the nation's capital Washington. (Photo by Robyn BECK / AFP)

Joakim Noah gets another shot at NBA with Clippers

Mar 07, 2020 - 11:49 AM

Four months after surgery, former All-Star center Joakim Noah signs a 10-day contract with the Clippers but still hopes to stay with the club

BACK IN ACTION. Joakim Noah looks to help the Clippers’ playoff push. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers ink playmaker Waiters for NBA playoff push

Mar 07, 2020 - 10:05 AM

As Dion Waiters joins the Lakers, the former Miami guard takes 'responsibility for his past' suspensions that include ingesting marijuana-infused gummy candies

FRESH START. Dion Waiters hopes to help the Lakers stay on course of its playoff bid. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi powers Clippers rout of Rockets

Mar 06, 2020 - 1:33 PM

The Clippers pick up their sixth straight win as the smaller Rockets could not keep pace

BALANCED ATTACK. Kawhi Leonard leads 6 Clippers in double figures. Photo from Twitter/@LAClippers


Los Angeles port, biggest in U.S., hit hard by coronavirus

Mar 05, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Some 40 vessels supposed to arrive at the Port of Los Angeles until April are no longer pushing through due to the novel coronavirus outbreak

SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Shipping containers, some marked 'China Shipping', are stacked at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest container port, on November 7, 2019 in San Pedro, California. Port officials said today October cargo volume was down 19 percent this year compared with October 2018 due to tariffs imposed in the U.S.-China trade war. The Port of Los Angeles along with neighboring Port of Long Beach are the United States' main gateways for trade with Asia. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

‘Playoff peak’ Kawhi powers Clippers past Thunder

Mar 04, 2020 - 6:57 PM

'There's no restrictions on him anymore,' Clippers coach Doc Rivers says of Kawhi Leonard

SMOOTH. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers stretch their winning run to 5 games. Photo from LA Clippers

Anthony Davis sparks Lakers over Sixers

Mar 04, 2020 - 3:29 PM

'There's still stuff for us to get better at,' says Anthony Davis even as the Lakers move on the brink of clinching a playoff spot

LeBron outduels Zion, lifts Lakers past Pelicans with triple-double

Mar 02, 2020 - 2:10 PM

Zion Williamson finishes with an NBA career-high in points, but LeBron James and the Lakers get the last laugh

DO-IT-ALL. LeBron James picks up his 13th triple-double of the season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA


Rookie Morant shines as Grizzlies shock Lakers

Mar 01, 2020 - 1:40 PM

'They came out and played with a sense of desperation,' Lakers star Anthony Davis says of the Grizzlies, who are hanging on to the last West playoff spot

SHOWSTOPPER. Memphis rookie Ja Morant stuns the Lakers. Photo from Memphis Grizzlies

LeBron-less Lakers dump spiraling Warriors

Feb 28, 2020 - 4:06 PM

Even minus the injured LeBron James, the Lakers cruise past the hapless Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 27: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers is fouled by Kevon Looney #5 of the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on February 27, 2020 in San Francisco, 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. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron won't face struggling Warriors due to groin injury

Feb 27, 2020 - 10:16 AM

After firing a season-high 40 points, LeBron James sustains another groin injury

TIME OUT. The Lakers didn't disclose the extent of LeBron James' injury. Photo by Rhona Wise/EPA-EFE

LeBron outguns Zion as Lakers clip Pelicans

Feb 26, 2020 - 5:54 PM

Just 24 hours after an emotional memorial service for Kobe Bryant, the Lakers get back to work with LeBron James erupting for a season-high 40 points

LeBron serves up version of Dream Shake as Lakers nip Celtics

Feb 24, 2020 - 12:36 PM

LeBron James hits the go-ahead jumper to help the Lakers tighten their grip on the top spot in the Western Conference

RENEWED RIVALRY. LeBron James and the Lakers survive rival Celtics. Photo from Twitter/@NBA


Bazemore drops 23 as Kings continue winning ways over Clippers

Feb 23, 2020 - 10:59 AM

Playing their first game after the All-Stars, the Kings sustain their hot streak against Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers

RED-HOT. De'Aaron Fox (right) and the Kings overcome the 31-point outburst of Clippers star Kawhi Leonard. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images/AFP

Postponed Lakers game after Kobe’s death rescheduled

Feb 22, 2020 - 9:06 AM

The Lakers-Clippers game that was canceled following the shocking death of Kobe Bryant has been moved to April 9

TRIBUTE. The Lakers led by LeBron James (center) huddle as they wear jerseys with NBA legend Kobe Bryant's numbers last January 31, their first game since the NBA icon's death. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Uber closes Los Angeles support office, outsources tasks to Manila office

Feb 19, 2020 - 6:28 PM

The closure of the Los Angeles support office, which dealt with driver outreach, will lay off some 80 employees

Hungry Lakers, Bucks pace NBA title chase

Feb 19, 2020 - 1:42 PM

Weeks after Kobe Bryant's shocking death, there's extra hunger for LeBron James and the Lakers to go for the NBA crown

FACE OFF. After leading their teams in the All-Stars, Giannis Antetokounmpo (left) and LeBron James resume their title quest. Photo by Nuccio Dinuzzo/EPA-EFE

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