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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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