Tag: ANTHONY DAVIS

The Trail Blazers Beat The Lakers In A Game With Gigantic Western Conference Play-In Implications

The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Lakers on Friday night, 106-101, to take the season tie-breaker over Los Angeles, move ever closer to a guaranteed top-six seed, and avoid the Western Conference play-in game. Damian Lillard was excellent as usual, with 38 points and seven assists, while Anthony Davis gave his all with 36 points, […]

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Brooklyn Nets Prepare for Inevitable Battle With Los Angeles Lakers by Acquiring Final Infinity Stone, LaMarcus Aldridge

Photo: Ronald Martinez (Getty Images) As hoop heads wait for the inevitable championship showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets, the Nets made a power move over the weekend with the acquisition of seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge. Advertisement Aldridge, who agreed to a buyout with his previous employer, the San Antonio Spurs, joins […]

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‘I Should Have More Than Four’: LeBron James Offers His Two Cents on the MVP Debate

Photo: Lintao Zhang (Getty Images) Sustained excellence has its perks, but it can also be a bit of a curse. Because when you routinely excel at something, the general populace tends to take it for granted. Advertisement Enter LeBron James, who last I checked, is somehow averaging 25.8 points, eight dimes, and eight assists per […]

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Nike Celebrates Black Women With Social Media Campaign, Pitch Competition and New Film ‘We Play Real’

Image: Nike “Black women are rarely recognized for the hard work they put in. It’s not just magic, they are the real thing.” I don’t think Nike could’ve put it any better. We all know sports help to bring us together. They also provide a platform to amplify important causes and draw attention to concerns […]

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Devin Booker Has Been Named Anthony Davis’ Injury Replacement For The All-Star Game

When the NBA All-Star reserves were announce on Tuesday night, a few notable names were surprisingly left off of the rosters. Among those in the West was Suns star Devin Booker, who LeBron James called the most “disrespected player” in the NBA currently. Booker, who is averaging 24.7 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per […]

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Jared Dudley Says The Lakers Found It ‘Disrespectful’ Paul George Put Himself On LeBron And AD’s Level

Last season, the conversation in the Western Conference was almost wholly focused, at least when it came to “who will win the West,” on the two Los Angeles squads, the Lakers and Clippers, once they assembled superteams in the offseason. The Lakers had brought in Anthony Davis to play with LeBron James and the Clippers […]

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For the Love of God, Would Somebody Please Rescue Bradley Beal From the Washington Wizards?

Screenshot: @BleacherReport Loyalty is overrated. Once upon a time, there was an NBA All-Star named Isiah Thomas. No, not the guy who drove the Continental Basketball Association and the Toronto Raptors into the ground before eventually getting slapped with a sexual harassment suit. I’m talking about the 5-foot-nine one who was an instant bucket for […]

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LeBron Praised The Lakers’ New Additions As They Trounced The Mavs On Christmas

The NBA’s Christmas Day slate is always the best way to celebrate the holiday season, even when the actual contests aren’t particularly competitive. Heading into the prime-time showdown between the Lakers and Mavs, we’d already witnessed three double-digit blowout wins, so there was still hope we’d get treated to at least one barn-burner before it […]

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Anthony Davis Cited ‘A Little History With Injuries’ For Signing A Five-Year Extension With The Lakers

Anthony Davis signing a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers was something of a foregone conclusion, but there was a whole lot of intrigue over the length of the deal. Davis ultimately opted to go with long-term security over short-term flexibility, agreeing to a five-year extension to stay with the Lakers. It was an […]

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The Best And Worst 2021 NBA MVP Bets You Can Make

The NBA season is, somehow, right around the corner, and with it come a bounty of future odds at your local sportsbook. There are team win totals — if you plan on betting these, please remember it’s a 72-game season, not an 82-game season, and adjust your math accordingly — as well as player props […]

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Kobe Bryant’s 2008 Finals Jersey Put on Display in the Smithsonian

Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS (Getty Images) In honor of the late Kobe Bryant, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture has displayed the jersey he wore during the 2008 NBA Finals. Advertisement According to CBS News, the jersey was displayed as part of its “Sports: Leveling the Playing Field,” gallery. Bryant was a […]

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Report: Anthony Davis Unsurprisingly Plans To Opt Out Of His Deal And Re-Sign With The Lakers

Anthony Davis accomplished his primary objective with the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this week when the team won an NBA championship, the first of Davis’ career. Now, Davis has a major decision facing him this offseason, as his contract gives him the option of opting out of his deal and becoming a free agent. The […]

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Anthony Davis On The Lakers Winning A Title In Kobe Bryant’s Memory: ‘We Didn’t Let Him Down’

The Los Angeles Lakers capped off the most hectic season in NBA history with a championship, knocking off the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the 2020 Finals to add a 17th Larry O’Brien trophy to the franchise’s trophy case. The victory comes, of course, months after the passing of Laker legend Kobe Bryant, who […]

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Three Takeaways As Jimmy Butler Willed The Heat To Victory in Game 5 To Keep Their Season Alive

Friday night gave fans the wildest game of the NBA Finals so far as the Heat somehow managed to stave off elimination with a 111-108 victory in Game 5 to keep their season alive. It also gave us the LeBron-James vs. Jimmy Butler showdown we’ve been craving as the two superstars were absolutely sensational, going […]

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Chris Bosh Still Believes Dwyane Wade Is LeBron James’ Best Teammate Ever

Chris Bosh has been the go-to LeBron James analyst among former athletes during this renaissance season for The King and his Lakers. In a new interview at Complex Sports, Bosh was asked to again make a determination on who James’ best-ever teammate was. The debate began recently when Kendrick Perkins and Dwyane Wade both expressed […]

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The Lakers Defensive Adaptability Continues To Drive Their Championship Run

The Lakers have faced four very different opponents thus far this postseason, but have remained defensively stout against them all, utilizing different lineups and adapting their approach by tailoring a scheme specific to the opponent. Against the Blazers, Rockets, and Nuggets they saw just about every kind of attack you can think of in the […]

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Report: Anthony Davis Told The Lakers He ‘Needed’ To Guard Jimmy Butler Ahead Of Their Game 4 Win

The Los Angeles Lakers had to figure out a way to deal with Jimmy Butler following his Herculean effort in the Miami Heat’s Game 3 win. Butler had the third 40-point triple-double in NBA Finals history in Game 3, navigating Miami to a win that looked like a potential springboard to turning the series around. […]

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LeBron Says It’s ‘Humbling’ For Him And Anthony Davis To Be Mentioned With Shaq And Kobe

The LeBron James and Anthony Davis pairing has been every bit as good as advertised. They’ve steamrolled their way through the postseason so far, and after another dominant performance in Game 2 on Friday night, they find themselves just two wins away from an NBA title. It would be a first for Davis and a […]

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Three Takeaways From The Lakers’ Game 2 Win Over The Undermanned Heat

It was a disastrous start for the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and the prognosis didn’t look much better heading into Game 2. Even before they were hobbled by injuries to several key players in their opener, the Lakers had dominated them on both ends of the court, leading by as […]

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Dwyane Wade Thinks Anthony Davis Complements LeBron Better Than Any Other Teammate He’s Had

From the moment that the Los Angeles Lakers acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans, much was made about how he would fit next to LeBron James. In many ways, Davis fits like a glove next to James, to the point that it was very fair from the jump to wonder if The Brow […]

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis Destroy Miami Heat In Game 1 of NBA Finals

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) For all of his amazing feats on the basketball court, there’s an unsightly blemish on LeBron James’ resume: his NBA Finals appearances. Advertisement In 16 seasons, he’s been to the Finals 10 times with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers. And between 2011 and 2018, […]

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