Tag: LA LAKERS

J.R. Smith Is Reportedly A ‘Leading Candidate’ To Join The Lakers For The Bubble League

The Los Angeles Lakers have a sudden roster spot due to Avery Bradley’s decision to forgo the NBA’s bubble league, citing the health and safety of his family. With the opportunity to bring someone on board and a sudden hole in the team’s backcourt, reports indicate that the Lakers are interested in bringing in someone […]

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Lakers Guard Avery Bradley Will Opt Out Of The NBA’s Bubble In Orlando

With Wednesday’s deadline looming for NBA players to opt out of participation in the league’s 22-team bubble restart in Orlando, decisions are emerging across the basketball landscape. Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans is reportedly set to avoid the bubble in a “preventative measure” before hitting free agency, and Portland Trail Blazers forward Trevor Ariza will […]

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Dwight Howard Was In Attendance As His Uncle Read Charges Against Rayshard Brooks’ Killer

It’s been a busy week for Dwight Howard. The Lakers center has become one of the central figures in the controversy over resuming the NBA season in Orlando next month, joining several other players in voicing concerns that a return to play could distract the national attention away from the Black Lives Matter movement. Howard […]

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Dwight Howard Believes ‘Egos’ Ruined His First Lakers Run In 2012

Before the league shutdown, Dwight Howard was in the midst of one of the most unexpected redemption stories in recent memory. He’d been bouncing around the NBA for several years, unable to stay healthy, unwilling to adjust his game to his waning athleticism, and he was quickly running out of options. That’s when the most […]

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Michael Jordan Once Gave Kobe Advice On His Turnaround Jumper During A Lakers-Bulls Game

There may be no superstar that was more forward about modeling his entire game and mentality off of another player than Kobe Bryant, who would happily tell people that his game was molded in the image of Michael Jordan. Kobe mimicked just about everything Jordan did on the floor, and also was driven by the […]

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‘Ultimate Professional’ Troy Daniels Believes The Best Is Still Yet To Come

Scroll through Troy Daniels’ Instagram page and you’ll find the familiar beats expressed by anyone in quarantine right now: honesty, courage, confusion, moments of positivity and doubt, and a sense of humor that says, “yeah I’m coping, but who isn’t right now?” The only difference between Daniels’ feed and any other typical basketball fan’s is […]

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The Lakers Are All ‘Symptom Free’ Of The Coronavirus After A 14-Day Quarantine

Since the NBA shut down earlier this month amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, it’s put the whole 2019-2020 season in jeopardy. And depending on how long the hiatus lasts, the implications could extend well into the future as the league examines its options for eventually moving forward. Initially, it was Rudy Gobert’s positive diagnosis that […]

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A Vegas Sportsbook Released NBA Playoff First Round Series Odds

With social distancing guidelines now in effect through April 30 at the least, the hopeful return of the NBA season continues to be pushed back. With players not able to return to practice facilities until, it now seems, May at the earliest, one would assume early June is now the absolute soonest the season could […]

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Iman Shumpert Broke Down LeBron James’ ‘Superpower’ Of Basketball IQ

LeBron James is, without question, one of the best basketball players of all-time and with that comes a laundry list of statistical accomplishments. In addition to his title-winning profile, James is virtually indestructible as a power athlete, covering ground like few ever have, and he is a virtuoso in the open floor as he converts […]

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Two Lakers Players Tested Positive For Coronavirus And More May Need To Take Tests

As testing for COVID-19 becomes more widespread in the United States and the number of documented cases becomes grows more dramatically, the likelihood that more and more big names get diagnosed with the virus that has crept into every corner of society in recent months. That’s been the case in the NBA in the last […]

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The Lakers Will Reportedly Get Tested For COVID-19 On Wednesday And Self-Quarantine

While the NBA is on hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are learning of more cases of the coronavirus among NBA players. On Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases went from three to seven when the Nets announced four players tested positive, three of which were asymptomatic, including Kevin Durant, who issued a statement […]

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Danny Green Says Rudy Gobert Doesn’t Deserve To Be ‘Blamed Or Bashed’

In the past week, COVID-19 has sent the world into a tailspin, causing businesses and institutions worldwide to put everything on pause as we try to slow the spread of a global pandemic. The NBA has found itself at the center of it after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive and prompted the league to […]

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LA Galaxy Honored Kobe Bryant With A Jersey Patch In Their First Home Match Of The Season

The MLS season officially kicked off in late February but the Los Angeles Galaxy used the first home game of the 2020 campaign to pay tribute to the late Kobe Bryant. The Galaxy wore tribute patches for Bryant on their jerseys against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night, a 1-0 loss to the Whitecaps on […]

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LeBron James Is Making A Statement For Consideration In The MVP Race With Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetkounmpo is the NBA MVP right now. In my heart of hearts, I believe this statement to be true. He has been dominant for the entirety of this season, has a historic combination of raw production and efficiency, and the Bucks lead the NBA with the best record and have the best net rating. […]

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How Marcin Gortat Became A Major Influence On The Celtics And Lakers Offenses

Marcin Gortat hasn’t stepped on an NBA floor this year, but his legacy has become more prevalent than ever in the public discourse surrounding the league. Gortat carved out a career carving out space for others; he was often cited among the league’s best screen setters throughout his peak years in Washington, where he played […]

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LeBron And The Lakers Put The Clamps Down Defensively In A Statement Win Over The Bucks

In what could very well be an NBA Finals preview, the Lakers and the Bucks squared off at Staples Center on Friday night in their last meeting of the season, with both teams eager to prove their mettle and leave a lasting impression in the minds of their opponents. In the end, it was the […]

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Josh Hart’s New Hoodie Is A Clever Nod To Rihanna’s Comments After LeBron James Dunked On Him

Every time the Lakers and Pelicans have met this season, there’s been a little extra mustard on the proceedings given the way the Lakers unceremoniously shipped out a handful of young players in exchange for Anthony Davis last summer. There’s also the added intrigue of Zion Williamson, who many consider the best incoming rookie since […]

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LeBron And Zion Put On A Show As The Lakers Edged The Pelicans

For the second time in as many weeks the Lakers and Pelicans squared off, giving us a chance to once again see LeBron James go toe-to-toe with Zion Williamson. Like the first meeting, it was L.A. that got the victory despite being without Anthony Davis and Alex Caruso for the night. The result wasn’t surprising […]

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