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Kuzma scores 32 as Lakers top Thunder in OT without LeBron

Kuzma scores 32 as Lakers top Thunder 138-128 in OT without LeBron            [Author: AP]
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Lakers clear Rajon Rondo for full-contact practice; still out against Houston Rockets

HOUSTON – The Lakers are drawing closer to having their full roster on hand with the news Friday that Rajon Rondo has been cleared for full-contact practice. The team announced the development the morning after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder, their second consecutive win, and with a tough schedule still ahead. Rondo’s progression gives hope that the Lakers could return one of their most important veteran voices and floor leaders soon – even if it isn’t LeBron James who is coming back. The 32-...
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Lakers' Michael Beasley tries to check into game against Thunder wearing wrong shorts

Rather than the Lakers' gold game shorts, Michael Beasley still had on black practice shorts when he tried to check in Thursday against the Thunder.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Hot-shooting Lakers stun Thunder in overtime road win

Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler (5) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) and Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac (40) reach for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Sound The gallery will resume in seco...
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Lakers survive Ball's gaffe to beat Thunder in OT

The Los Angeles Lakers dropped the Thunder 138-128 in overtime on Thursday, but Lonzo Ball did his best to give Oklahoma City a chance. Up 122-119 with less than five seconds to play, the Lakers wanted to foul and take the three-point possibility out of the Thunder's hands. The problem, however, was he managed to let time run off the clock and fouled Russell Westbrook in the act of shooting, which put him on the line with a chance to tie the game.
Tags: News, Los Angeles Lakers, Ball, Lakers, Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook, Lonzo Ball


Even though LeBron James has been cleared to practice, Lakers will take it slow

OKLAHOMA CITY — Another road trip without LeBron James wasn’t ideal for the Lakers this week, but at least there’s an optimistic note when they return. Wednesday’s news that James (strained left groin) will be cleared to practice next week was a welcome development given that the Lakers haven’t had him able to do much in nearly a month, save shoot and pass in half-court scenarios. But Luke Walton was a little cautious to say it’s a total green light. “We’ll see how this weekend goes,” Walton sai...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Oklahoma, Staples Center, Boston Celtics, Rajon Rondo, James, Lakers, Oklahoma City, The Lakers, Walton, Luke Walton, Rich Paul


Video: Kyrie Irving called Lakers’ LeBron James about leadership

Following the Boston Celtics’ 117-108 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night, guard Kyrie Irving admitted to reporters that he reached out to former teammate LeBron James. “It was a big deal for me because I had to call Bron,” said Irving, who teamed with James on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA title-winning team in 2016 before asking to be traded to a team where he wouldn’t have to be the secondary star. “I apologized for being that young player that wanted everything at his fingerti...
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Report: Lakers management still supporting Luke Walton as coach through rest of season

Does a 4-7 stretch (most of those games without LeBron James) qualify as drastic? Lakers management continues to project support for Walton publicly and privately — at least through this season, multiple sources told ESPN. Johnson inherited, rather than hired, Walton.
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Pop! NBA Series Additions

Funko has announced some new additions to their Pop! NBA Series . This collection includes rising stars Lonzo Ball from the Los Angeles Lakers, Karl-Anthony Towns from the Minnesota Timberwolves, All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics, the reigning Rookie of the Year, Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, defending 3-time NBA Finals Champ from the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, and 4-time Most Valuable Player, LeBron James, who is featured in Pop! figures of a...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Nba, Philadelphia, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Lakers, Stephen Curry, Gordon Hayward, Ben Simmons, Karl Anthony, Funko, Lonzo Ball, Minnesota Timberwolves All Stars Kyrie Irving


LeBron James injury update: Lakers star appears likely to miss Warriors game

LeBron James injury update: Lakers star appears likely to miss Warriors game originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com LeBron James suffered a strained left groin against the Warriors on Christmas Day, and it looks like he won't be ready to face the champs on Monday. The Lakers announced that LeBron was evaluated by the team's medical staff on Wednesday and they cleared him to start practicing next week, though the team didn't specify when exactly James would practice. The Laker...
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Latest Lakers win has a better Lonzo Ball written all over it

LOS ANGELES — It’s common to hear Lakers players talking about Lonzo Ball in the terms Tyson Chandler used after Tuesday night’s win over the Chicago Bulls. He does the little things. He makes the right plays. Et cetera. “For Zo, he does all the intangibles,” he said. “He does everything for the team defensively, making plays, rebounding. He’s one of those guards who can take over the game without filling up the stat sheet.” But for the Lakers (24-21), the 107-100 win over the Bulls was a nice r...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Chicago Bulls, Magic Johnson, Rajon Rondo, Ball, James, Lakers, Oklahoma City, The Lakers


Bulls' Shaquille Harrison ruins taco Tuesday and Lakers fans weren't happy

You do not simply take tacos away from L.A. without feeling the boos.
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Opinion: Lakers firing Luke Walton would be totally unfair - but that won't save him

The latest plot twist to come from Lakers is a potential cliffhanger involving coach Luke Walton, who is on hot seat yet again.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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The View Beyond Pluto: The Cavs' Win Over the Lakers Puts the 'LeBron Factor' on Display

The Cavs snapped their 12-game losing streak this past Sunday and it was against the L.A. Lakers. That’s former Cavs star LeBron James’ new team. No, they didn’t beat LeBron James. James missed his 11 th straight game with a groin injury. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says it shows just how much a franchise player means to a team. “These are the Cavs without Kevin Love, Larry Nance, Jr., Rodney Hood has had a bad foot and Tristan Thompson’s on a knee that’s not 100 percent. Yeah, the Laker...
Tags: Lebron James, Pluto, James, Lakers, Thompson, Cavs, Kevin Love, The Lakers, WKSU, Kyrie Irving, Amanda Rabinowitz, Terry Pluto, LeBron James James, Kevin Love Larry Nance Jr Rodney Hood


Report: LeBron James will not travel for Lakers’ two-game trip

Even before a scheduled medical evaluation on Wednesday, the Lakers know that LeBron James will not join them on their upcoming two-game trip. An ESPN report early Wednesday morning indicated that James will not travel for games at Oklahoma City (Thursday) and Houston (Saturday), citing information from his agent Rich Paul. The plan would stretch the Lakers star’s absence to 13 games with his strained left groin. The report indicates that even though the Lakers are hoping for an optimistic outlo...
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LeBron (groin) out at least the next 2 games

LeBron James (groin) will miss at least the next two games for the Lakers and won't travel with the team on an upcoming two-game road trip, his agent told ESPN.
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LeBron (groin) to miss at least two more games

LeBron James (groin) will miss at least the next two tilts for the Lakers, as he will not travel with the team on its upcoming two-game trip, his agent told ESPN.
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Ball scores 19 as Lakers deal Bulls eighth straight loss

Lonzo Ball scored 19 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 17 and the Los Angeles Lakers won for just the fourth time since LeBron James suffered his groin injury with a 107-100 victory over the reeling Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Lebron James, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, Bulls, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, Lonzo Ball


Observations from Bulls-Lakers: Jabari's back in the rotation and Lakers fans get no tacos!

The Bulls have now lost eight straight. The most recent defeat came in Los Angeles against a LeBron-less Lakers team, and there's not a whole lot to take from it. Jabari Parker looks like he's back in the rotation to stay - or until he's traded - and while it was just a one-game sample size, he sure looks like he wants to remain there, too.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, Jabari Parker, Bulls, Jabari, Bulls Lakers


No one ever said it was going to be easy, but it's the Lakers

Luke Walton is fighting to keep the Lakers afloat while LeBron James recovers. So what are the expectations of a team building toward contention?
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Jeanie Buss would reportedly prevent Lakers from firing Luke Walton over recent struggles

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss wants to preach patience with her team. Though the Lakers have struggled without LeBron James, Buss could be the reason Luke Walton sticks around to see things through, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. If Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka wanted to get rid of Walton due to the team's recent struggles, Stein says Buss would prevent that from happening: “It is also an open secret in Lakerland that Walton has the strongest possible...
Tags: News, New York Times, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Lakers, Walton, Luke Walton, Stein, Buss, Marc Stein, Jeanie Buss, Lakerland, Rob Pelinka, LeBron James Buss


The good, bad and ugly of the Lakers

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt updates us on the current state of the Los Angeles Lakers with LeBron James remaining on the bench.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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LeBron adds to activity, groin to be re-evaluated

Lakers coach Luke Walton hopes to hear positive news Wednesday when LeBron James' status will be updated after his injured groin is re-evaluated.
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LeBron James participates in Tuesday shootaround a day ahead of medical reevaluation

LOS ANGELES – Ahead of a much anticipated medical evaluation on Wednesday morning, some needed normalcy was on display at Tuesday’s Lakers shootaround. LeBron James shot 3-pointers in a quiet corner of the UCLA Health Training Center court alongside teammate Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the most visible sign in nearly a month that his recovery from a strained left groin is moving forward. Luke Walton said that James was limited to shooting and passing in the morning session, ahead of the Lakers’ ga...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Houston, Chicago Bulls, Staples Center, Rajon Rondo, Golden State Warriors, James, Lakers, Oklahoma City, The Lakers, Walton


Reserved Lonzo wants to lead Lakers by example

Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball wants to try to lead by example first and then be vocal when needed as he attempts to fill the massive leadership void left by the injured LeBron James and Rajon Rondo.
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Luke Walton is mulling lineup changes, and the Lakers may be mulling a coaching one

Should that adjustment result in an eighth loss in 11 games without James, there is increasing speculation that Johnson could present this string of defeats to Lakers owner (and Walton supporter) Jeanie Buss as evidence in support of the case for firing the coach. Johnson's skepticism of the incumbent coach that preceded his regime has been no secret. He reportedly “admonished” Walton for the Lakers' 3-5 start to the season in a November meeting, and even when Johnson tepidly supported...
Tags: News, Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers, James, Lakers, Walton, Luke Walton, Jeanie Buss


Cavs stun Lakers 101-95 to end 12-game losing streak

Cedi Osman scored 20 points, Collin Sexton added 17 and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended a 12-game losing streak 101-95 against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night            [Author: AP]
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Lakers lose to last-place Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jaron Blossomgame, right, reaches for a rebound along with Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, left, shoots as Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resum...
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Lakers lose to last-place Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 13: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles past Cedi Osman #16 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on January 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees t...
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Larry Nance, Jordan Clarkson return to Staples Center to face Lakers

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Cleveland...
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