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Heisler: Lakers sticking with family, but Kobe Bryant won’t be riding to the rescue

Imagine that. Playoff thrills locally, after all. It was supposed to be over by now. The Lakers left us months ago except for their managerial meltdown. The Clippers were supposed to be finished off by Golden State before anyone noticed they were in the postseason. Instead, in yet another miracle, the Clippers staged the biggest playoff comeback in NBA history, coming from 31 down to win Game 2 in Oakland to make a series of it, after making a season of it when no one expected that. Or, as Coach...
Tags: Lakers, NBA, Sports, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Los-angeles-lakers, Magic Johnson

Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Alex Morgan named Time 100 titans; Naomi Osaka earns 'pioneer'

The 16th annual Time 100 Most Influential People list came out Wednesday morning with notable athletes earning nods for their work in sport and out of it. LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Alex Morgan lead their sports as titans, along with Egyptian soccer star Mohamed Salah. Naomi Osaka earned recognition as a pioneer and track star Caster Semenya was honored as an icon.
Tags: News, Los Angeles Lakers, Naomi Osaka, Caster Semenya, LeBron James Alex Morgan, LeBron James Tiger Woods Alex Morgan, Mohamed Salah Naomi Osaka

Clippers complete biggest comeback in NBA playoff history to stun Warriors

The Los Angeles Clippers produced a record-breaking postseason rally to shock the Golden State Warriors 135-131 and level the Western Conference first-round series. Los Angeles overturned a 31-point deficit as the Clippers completed the biggest comeback in NBA history at Oracle Arena on Monday. The Clippers – who trailed by 31 points with just over seven minutes remaining in the third quarter – eclipsed the previous record set by the Los Angeles Lakers, who rallied from 29 points down to top the...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Nba, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Clippers, Oracle Arena, Seattle SuperSonics

Kings welcome Walton as head coach

Luke Walton is officially the new coach of the Sacramento Kings. Speculation became reality on Monday when the Kings announced the hiring of the 39-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers coach. Terms weren't revealed, but multiple media outlets reported Saturday that the sides had reached agreement on a deal that is expected to run through the 2022-23 season.
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Charles Barkley invites LeBron James on TNT during NBA playoffs: 'You ain't got nothing to do'

This season marked the first time since the 2004-05 campaign that LeBron James is absent from the NBA playoffs. But James, who just finished his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers, can participate in the playoffs in a different way if he chooses. Charles Barkley wants James to join the crew of “Inside the NBA” on TNT, and he made the request in a way only Barkley can.
Tags: News, Nba, Lebron James, TNT, Los Angeles Lakers, James, Barkley, Charles Barkley

Sacramento Kings hire Luke Walton as coach

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings hired Luke Walton as their coach Monday, just days after the Los Angeles Lakers parted ways with him following three losing seasons. Neither the Kings nor Walton waited long following changes that came just after the end of the regular season. Sacramento fired coach Dave Joerger on Thursday […]
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Kings officially hire Luke Walton, just days after his Lakers tenure ended

Luke Walton quickly landed on his feet. Only three days after his time with the Los Angeles Lakers came to an end, Walton was announced Monday as the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings. In Sacramento, Walton replaces Dave Joerger, who was fired after three seasons.
Tags: News, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, Walton, Luke Walton, Dave Joerger, Sacramento Walton

Warriors Bob Myers reportedly shuts door on possible Lakers union

If the Los Angeles Lakers expect to fill Magic Johnson's vacant role as president of basketball operations, they'll have to look past the Golden State Warriors Bob Myers. Speaking to NBC Sports, the general manager, laughed at the idea of jumping ship from the Warriors to the Lakers. When asked by a reporter if he should be at lunch with Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss, Myers responded, “Oh, right.
Tags: News, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Lakers, Nbc Sports, Bob Myers, Warriors to the Lakers, Jeanie Buss Myers

Tiger latest notable over-40 champion in sports history

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods won his 15th major championship at age 43 by walking away from Augusta National Sunday with his fifth Masters green jacket. Here are some other notable over-40 champions: — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Helped push the Los Angeles Lakers to two NBA titles in 1987 and 1988 at the ages of […]
Tags: News, Sports, Nba, Los Angeles Lakers, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Augusta National, AUGUSTA Ga AP

Warriors' Bob Myers, Heat's Pat Riley say they're not leaving teams for Lakers

More and more, it appears the Lakers aren't going to bring in a savior from the outside to replace Magic Johnson and turn the Lakers' fortunes around. Current general manager Rob Pelinka showed coach Luke Walton the door then started the coaching search. It looks like the Lakers may give Pelinka the hammer on basketball decision making, he's taking charge of it already. The top candidates mentioned have shot the idea down or taken other jobs before even having a serious conversati...
Tags: News, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Lakers, Luke Walton, Pat Riley, Rob Pelinka, Pelinka, Bob Myers Heat

Scenes from a troubled season: The warning signs that the Lakers would falter

LOS ANGELES – The season’s first punch connected with Chris Paul’s face. The last one was a shot to the gut of the Lakers’ organization. The bookends of the 2018-19 Lakers campaign produced chaos of different kinds, but chaos nonetheless. The Oct. 20 brawl in the home opener at Staples Center, which marred the long-anticipated debut of LeBron James with suspensions, feels like a lifetime ago given all that’s transpired since. The surprise resignation of Magic Johnson is a still-raw wound that ha...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lakers, Los-angeles-lakers

Pat Riley wants to finish career in Miami, has no interest in returning to Lakers

While many think Pat Riley is the perfect replacement for Magic Johnson in Los Angeles, the former Lakers coach has no interest in moving back to the West Coast. Miami Heat president Pat Riley has a long history with the Los Angeles Lakers. Riley served as an assistant coach for three seasons in Los Angeles before being promoted to the head job — which he held from 1981-90, leading the team to four NBA championships.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Nba, Miami, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Lakers, Riley, Pat Riley, West Coast Miami

Lakers reportedly reach out to Tyronn Lue, get permission to talk to Monty Williams for coaching job

In a sign that the Lakers may just expand the powers of general manager Rob Pelinka and not bring in someone to replace Magic Johnson atop the basketball operations food chain, the team is moving full speed ahead with its coaching search one day after Luke Walton was out the door. Two reports say the Lakers are starting the process with the two names that quickly surfaced after — actually, before — Walton was gone: Tyronn Lue and Monty Williams. Lue is currently not working and Chris Haynes of Y...
Tags: News, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Lakers, Yahoo Sports, Walton, Luke Walton, Chris Haynes, Tyronn Lue, Monty Williams, Rob Pelinka, Monty Williams Lue

Lakers haven't called Warriors about GM Bob Myers, owner Joe Lacob says

Lakers haven't called Warriors about GM Bob Myers, owner Joe Lacob says originally appeared on The trendy rumor floating around NBA circles is that Warriors general manager Bob Myers could leave the back-to-back champs to join the Los Angeles Lakers' front office. But Myers himself laughed at the thought when NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole asked him about it Friday. Then, on Saturday, Warriors CEO Joe Lacob poured even more cold water on the idea.
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Luke Walton reportedly agrees to Sacramento Kings head coaching job

One day after mutually parting ways with the Lakers after three seasons as their head coach, Luke Walton has reportedly agreed to become the head coach of the Sacramento Kings. ESPN was first to report the agreement, with an announcement expected possibly this weekend. Walton went 98-148 in his three seasons as the helm of the Lakers, finishing this season with a 37-45 record as the excitement of the arrival of superstar LeBron James was dampered by several key injuries. He replaces Dave Joerger...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lakers, Luke Walton, Los-angeles-lakers

Kings reportedly hire former Lakers coach, Warriors assistant Luke Walton

Talks between Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac and Luke Walton to become the franchise's next head coach have reportedly progressed rapidly, with a deal expected to be finalized soon. Walton coached the Los Angeles Lakers for the past three seasons but "mutually parted ways" with the franchise on Friday after going 98-148 with no playoff appearances. The Kings fired coach Dave Joerger on Thursday after posting an identical 98-148 record over the past three seasons in Sacramento.
Tags: News, Sacramento Kings, Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, Walton, Vlade Divac, Luke Walton, Dave Joerger

Lakers' Kyle Kuzma discusses LeBron, favorite music in Twitter Q&A

While several teams across the NBA prepare for another memorable postseason, Los Angeles Lakers star Kyle Kuzma will be watching the action unfold at home. The Lakers have a contentious offseason ahead of them as they look to replace president Magic Johnson and former head coach Luke Walton. In an effort to connect more with his fans, Kuz hosted an impromptu Twitter Q&A Friday night, answering questions ranging from his career aspirations to providing draft advice for incoming rookies.
Tags: News, Nba, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Lakers, Luke Walton, Kyle Kuzma, Kuz

Luke Walton out as Lakers coach

Just a handful of days after Magic Johnson abruptly stepped down as the head of Lakers' basketball operations — in part because he was not comfortable firing the coach — the Lakers and coach Luke Walton have mutually agreed to part ways, according to the team. With Magic gone, there was uncertainty around the organization and the perception that Walton would not be let go quickly. Walton could read the writing on the wall, he didn't have the full weight and backing of LeBron James — Le...
Tags: News, Magic, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Lakers, Walton, Luke Walton, Rob Pelinka, Pelinka

Bob Myers laughs at idea of leaving Warriors for Lakers, and with good reason

OAKLAND -- With the three-day dismantling of the Lakers came the speculation and, in some part, concern, among Warriors fans that the team in Los Angeles might come hunting in the Bay Area in hopes of breaking off a piece of the dynasty. No name was being thrown about more than that of president and general manager Bob Myers. From the moment Magic Johnson stepped down from his position with the Lakers on Tuesday, there has been no shortage of text messages, phone calls and general conversation r...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Oakland, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Lakers, Bay Area, The Lakers, Myers, Bob Myers, Warriors for Lakers

Report: Lakers had to stop Lonzo Ball from having unauthorized ankle surgery

When it was not healing as fast as some expected, Alan Foster — the co-founder of Big Baller Brand that Ball is suing for more than $2 million in lost funds — set up an ankle surgery for Ball without the Lakers' knowledge, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. In what could have been a catastrophe, the Lakers needed to prevent point guard Lonzo Ball from undergoing a potential unauthorized surgery on his left ankle that was planned by estranged former business partner Alan Foster and with...
Tags: News, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, Alan Foster, Lonzo Ball, LaVar Ball, Big Baller Brand

Steve Kerr disappointed by Luke Walton, Lakers agreeing to part ways

Steve Kerr disappointed by Luke Walton, Lakers agreeing to part ways originally appeared on Steve Kerr groomed Luke Walton to be a head coach. So, the news that Walton and the Los Angeles Lakers mutually agreed to part ways after three seasons hit close to home for the Golden State Warriors head coach. "Disappointed for Luke," Kerr told reporters after Warriors practice Friday in Oakland.
Tags: News, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Warriors, Kerr, Walton, Luke, Steve Kerr, Luke Walton, Luke Walton Lakers

Eight candidates to replace Luke Walton as Lakers head coach

The next Los Angeles Lakers coach will be the team's sixth since Phil Jackson last coached the team in 2011. Here's a look at possible candidates.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Luke Walton never had a chance with the dysfunctional mess known as the Lakers

This day was coming the moment word got out that Magic Johnson delivered a tongue lashing to Luke Walton about his coaching methods weeks into the season: Walton would eventually be dismissed as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Everything that's happened since hasn't been as much confirmation as it has been shrubbery around the main course, from the confusing to the bizarre to the unfortunate circumstances that have plagued the NBA's most glamorous franchise in a season that ...
Tags: News, Nba, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Lakers, Walton, Luke Walton

Lakers ‘Mutually’ Part Ways With Coach Luke Walton

Walton had coached the team for the past three seasons, but 2018-19, with LeBron James on board, was a disaster and brought the franchise’s sixth consecutive missed postseason.
Tags: News, Basketball, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Walton, Luke, Luke Walton, Coaches and Managers

Lakers, head coach Luke Walton 'mutually agree' to part ways

Luke Walton had a 98-148 record during his three seasons on the sidelines for the Los Angeles Lakers, missing the playoffs each year.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Report: Lakers halted unauthorized Lonzo Ball surgery during Magic Johnson's final weeks

One of the final bits of drama during Magic Johnson's tenure as president of the Los Angeles Lakers involved the team nixing unauthorized surgery on Lonzo Ball's ankle arranged by Ball's former business partner Alan Foster, The Athletic reports. Ball, who sat most of the second half of the season with an ankle injury, was slated to have surgery without the Lakers' knowledge, the report states. Report: Ball traveled to Ohio to have procedure Ball reportedly traveled to Ohio in...
Tags: News, Ohio, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Ball, Lakers, Athletic, Alan Foster, Lonzo Ball, Big Baller Brand, Foster Ball

Los Angeles Lakers ‘Mutually’ Part Ways With Coach Luke Walton

Walton had coached the team for the past three seasons, but 2018-19, with LeBron James on board, was a disaster and brought the franchise’s sixth consecutive missed postseason.
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Lakers coach Luke Walton out after three seasons

LOS ANGELES — Luke Walton, the man the Lakers once hoped would guide them out of the franchise’s longest stretch of futility, is done as head coach. The team announced Walton and the team agreed to “mutually part ways” on Friday afternoon, closing a tumultuous week in which the franchise has been rocked by the surprise departure of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Johnson said while announcing his resignation Tuesday that he had gained the authority from team owner Jeanie Buss t...
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Opinion: In post-Luke Walton era, Lakers must first fix themselves

The once-great Los Angeles Lakers are rusting under mismanagement and must focus on internal health before replacing their head coach.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Magic Johnson Always Set His Sights Beyond Basketball

Magic Johnson’s abrupt departure from the Lakers is the latest example of the former superstar’s interest in non-basketball endeavors.
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