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Alexander: While waiting for LeBron and A.D., Lakers have stayed close

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James looks on from the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Lakers guard Dennis Schröder, right, gets a handshake from LeBron James during the second half of their overtime victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron Jam...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Davis, Nba, Jazz, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Ben McLemore, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, James


Lakers outlast Jazz in OT on Dennis Schröder’s late-game heroics

There’s no time to be picky about wins. Certainly not at a time that the Lakers – whose starting lineup is a fill-in-the-blank adventure from night-to-night – are facing right now. The Utah Jazz presented the Lakers with a golden opportunity for a Saturday matinee victory, but it took a nail-biting regulation finish and overtime to pull it out, 127-115. While Andre Drummond led the team with 27 points, it was Dennis Schröder who starred at the finish – scoring 25 points, including the game-tying...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jazz, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Staples Center, Lakers, Andre Drummond, Utah Jazz, The Lakers, Ersan Ilyasova, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, Jordan Clarkson


Ahead of Lakers’ 2-game set with Jazz, injuries seize the spotlight

In another season, an alternate universe where the world and the NBA are set in their normal rhythms, the weekend would be ushering in something special: a two-game series between the Lakers and the Utah Jazz, each with a legitimate chance to play for the Larry O’Brien trophy this summer. Those teams will still meet, on Saturday afternoon and Monday night, but the billing of two Western Conference contenders squaring off is significantly diminished by the players who won’t be suiting up. The Jaz...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Portland, Davis, Nba, Jazz, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis


Lakers’ Anthony Davis cleared to practice, nearing return

LOS ANGELES — The first fans who ventured into their seats in the bowl of Staples Center early were richly rewarded with a sight very few have seen of late: Anthony Davis taking shots on the court. Almost two months to the day when he started his latest stretch of missed games, the Lakers’ All-Star big man was sweating into his black headband as he dribbled and pulled up off of passes from assistant coach Mike Penberthy. And it won’t be long before he’s back in the lineup, the team announced Thu...
Tags: Utah, New York, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Michael Jordan, Davis, Nba, Dallas, Tim Duncan, Jordan, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Charlotte Hornets


Lakers ‘can’t wait’ for fans in Staples Center on Thursday

The championship rings are stashed safely at home, and the memories persist. But what is a world title if the world can’t celebrate with you? Alex Caruso has felt that absence all season. While Staples Center can pump in a layer of artificial crowd noise for every home game introduction, it hasn’t been the same since March 10, 2020 – the last game the Lakers played in front of their own fans. “We’ve been introduced every game with our P.A. announcer: We’re the defending world champions,” he said...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Staples Center, Boston Celtics, Orlando, James, Lakers, Charlotte, The Lakers, Golden State, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, Vogel


Lakers outlast Hornets to end 7-game trip with winning record

Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma pulls a rebound away from Hornets forward Miles Bridges during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Martin fouls Los Angeles Lakers center Montrezl Harrell during the first half in an NBA basketball game on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges pulls a rebound away from Los...
Tags: Washington, Boston, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Charlotte Hornets, Ben McLemore, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, Charlotte, Andre Drummond, Utah Jazz, Morris, The Lakers


Lakers’ offense sputters in loss to Knicks

Knicks forward Julius Randle shoots over Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma during the first quarter of Monday’s game at Madison Square Garden. (Wendell Cruz/Pool Photo via AP) Los Angeles Lakers center Andre Drummond (2) dunks against the New York Knicks in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, April 12, 2021. (Wendell Cruz/Pool Photo via AP) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds New York Knicks center Taj Gibson (67) puts back an ...
Tags: New York, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Lakers, Charlotte, Knicks, Madison Square Garden, Andre Drummond


Analysis: Frank Vogel, Lakers coaching staff has helped grow scrappy mentality

After a gritty victory over a highly favored Nets team on Saturday night, Frank Vogel couldn’t pick just one player to give props. The Lakers coach, in fact, listed all 15 of his regular roster players by name — whether they took the court or not — for their contributions. He commended the physical presence of Andre Drummond and Markieff Morris; he credited Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for “defending his butt off” through an early shooting slump; of his ejected point guard who scored 19 points, Voge...
Tags: Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Brooklyn, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Nets, Rajon Rondo, James, Lakers, Oklahoma City, Andre Drummond, Utah Jazz


Lakers stun Nets, get defensive in short-handed win

Lakers center Andre Drummond shoots over Nets center LaMarcus Aldridge during the second half of Saturday’s game in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin) Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant drives past Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, April 10, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Lakers center Andre Drummond (2) is defended by several Brooklyn Nets durin...
Tags: New York, New York City, Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Brooklyn, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Ben McLemore, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, James


Lakers stun Brooklyn Nets, get defensive in shorthanded win

Say hello to the new guys. Before Thursday, Andre Drummond hadn’t played one full game as a Laker. It will be days still before Ben McLemore steps foot inside the team’s practice facility. But both were essential pieces as the Lakers (33-20) — short of their top four scorers this season — stunned the Eastern Conference-leading Brooklyn Nets, 126-101, in their own building. Drummond had a team-best 20 points and 11 rebounds hustling in the paint, while McLemore dazzled with five straight field go...
Tags: New York, Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Brooklyn, Davis, Nba, Ben McLemore, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, James, Lakers, Irving, Andre Drummond, James Harden


Lakers injury report keeps growing, as Kuzma, Gasol, Matthews all sit out against Nets

The longer the season goes, the longer it takes Frank Vogel to tick off the injury report. The Lakers’ coach laid out the latest news just an hour before the Lakers’ tip against the Brooklyn Nets: Kyle Kuzma was out again with stiffness in his left calf, and Marc Gasol was out again with stiffness in his left hamstring. Less than an hour beforehand, the Lakers had another addition: Wes Matthews sat out with left hamstring tightness — and he was already replacing Kuzma in the starting lineup. It ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors, Lakers, Knicks, Andre Drummond, The Lakers, Harden, All Star, Hornets, Marc Gasol, Gasol, Dennis Schroder


No matter how the NBA West winds up, the Lakers have a tough road to a repeat

Editor’s note: This is the Thursday, July 30 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. For the first few weeks of his injury, LeBron James was told to stay off his feet. The man who once sauntered into Staples Center carrying a wine glass was effectively prevented from coming to Lakers games as he rested his high ankle sprain. Finally, James is out of the boot and back on the road. Along with fellow All-Star A...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Davis, Nba, Dallas, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Denver, Staples Center, Rajon Rondo


Lakers fall short with gritty effort against Heat

Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drives to the basket as Heat guard Duncan Robinson defends during the first half of Thursday’s game in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier) Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Lakers center Andre Drummond (2) defends, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4)...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Ben McLemore, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Andre Iguodala, James, Lakers, Andre Drummond, The Lakers, Butler


Lakers’ Talen Horton-Tucker suspended one game, will miss Miami game tonight

The fracas with the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night will cost the already short-handed Lakers a key piece for their Thursday matchup in Miami. The NBA issued a one-game suspension Thursday morning for Talen Horton-Tucker for leaving the bench area during the minor melee sparked by a confrontation between Toronto’s O.G. Anunoby and L.A.’s Dennis Schröder. The Raptors’ DeAndre Bembry and Fred VanVleet were also suspended for the same reason, while Anunoby and Montrezl Harrell (who were both eject...
Tags: Sports, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Miami, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Ben McLemore, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, James, Lakers, Raptors, Andre Drummond


Andre Drummond’s path to the Lakers was paved with sweat

Like everybody in the last year, skills trainer Stanley Remy has had to do some of his work virtually. So on the days when he couldn’t work out in Cleveland with Andre Drummond, one of his high-profile clients, he would call to check in and administer advice from his base in Miami. Sometimes, these calls were met with hostility. “I could hear ‘Dre in the background saying, ‘Yo, hang up on Stan,’” Remy recounted, laughing. “‘He’s not about to run me into the ground from way out there.’” Ostensibl...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Miami, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Cleveland, Detroit, Ben McLemore, Lakers, Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe, Cavs, Cavaliers, The Lakers


Lakers pound Raptors early, end 11-game losing streak vs. Toronto

Lakers forward Markieff Morris nearly loses the ball as he works around Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) shoots in front of Toronto Raptors guard DeAndre’ Bembry (95) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Lakers center Marc Gasol ...
Tags: Sports, Toronto, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Ben McLemore, Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, James, Lakers


All the new shows you can watch on Disney Plus - from 'The Mandalorian' to 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier'

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Disney+; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Disney Plus has several new shows based on big franchises, like "Star Wars" and Marvel. The service also offers a lot of non-fiction shows and documentaries. Disney Plus costs $8/month or $80/year, and you can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for $14/month. Monthly Subscription Service (small) Disney Plus has a lot of new shows to stream. There are spin-offs, s...
Tags: Reviews, Star Wars, Hayden Christensen, TV, Minnesota, Entertainment, Office, New York City, Marvel, Disney, US, Trends, Tech, Earth, Features, New Jersey


Clippers beat Lakers as Marcus Morris outduels brother Markieff

LOS ANGELES — The Morris twins turned L.A. into the city of brotherly love on Easter Sunday, with the identical siblings from North Philly dueling at Staples Center, where the Clippers hosted the Lakers in the teams’ first meeting since the season opener in December. The black headband won this round: Marcus Morris Sr.’s game-high 22 points helped lead the Clippers to a 104-86 victory over the short-handed Lakers, who put up fewer points than in any other game this season without their superstar...
Tags: Sports, DeMarcus Cousins, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Nba, Lebron James, Staples Center, Rajon Rondo, Lakers, Marcus, Andre Drummond, Paul George, Morris, The Lakers


Lakers offense slumps in loss to Clippers

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel , left, stands next to Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, left, tries to disatract Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroeder (17) as Schroeder prepares to shoot during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Los Ange...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Kings, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Reggie Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Los Angeles Clippers, Lakers


Short-Handed Lakers Breeze Past Kings 115-94

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Kuzma scored 10 of his season-high 30 points in the fourth quarter and the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers thumped the Sacramento Kings 115-94 on Friday night. Dennis Schroder had 17 points and eight assists as the Lakers bounced back from a 15-point loss to Milwaukee two nights earlier. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Markieff Morris had 14 points and eight rebounds. “Our guys really had a high level of attention to detail with executing ...
Tags: California, La, Milwaukee, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Ap, Fox, Basketball, Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Harrison Barnes


Marc Gasol: Lakers signing Andre Drummond hard to accept

In his first public comments since the Lakers signed Andre Drummond, Marc Gasol expresses disappointment in being demoted. Could he...
Tags: Lakers, Andre Drummond, The Lakers, Marc Gasol, Andre Drummond Marc Gasol


Lakers blow out Kings as Kyle Kuzma has big night

Lakers guard Dennis Schroder gets past Kings forward Harrison Barnes on his way to the basket during the first quarter of Friday’s game in Sacramento. Schroder had 17 points and eight assists in a 115-94 win. (AP Photo/Hector Amezcua) Sacramento Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) defends against Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, April 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Hector Amezcua) Sound The gall...
Tags: California, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, Harrison Barnes, James, Lakers, Andre Drummond, The Lakers


Lakers turn back to Marc Gasol with Andre Drummond injured

As he had been for 38 of his 39 previous games this season, Marc Gasol was introduced as part of the starting lineup again for the Lakers on Friday night in Sacramento. His return there, however, was a little unexpected this soon – at least before two nights ago. Gasol, 36, got the starting nod again after recently signed Andre Drummond stayed back in L.A. after losing the nail off his right big toe. The Lakers didn’t want a plane ride to skew his recovery timeline, and they’re still hoping he m...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Nba, Lakers, Andre Drummond, The Lakers, Clippers, Drummond, Matthews, Rudy Gobert, Marc Gasol, Gasol, Vogel


Lakers, Clippers, Kings, Ducks set to welcome fans back to the great indoors

California’s move Friday to allow fans at indoor sporting events starting April 15 means a still-to-be-determined number of spectators will be granted access to Staples Center and Honda Center to cheer the Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Ducks in person for the first time since the pandemic shutdown more than one year ago. It’ll be just in time for some fans to watch the Lakers play host to the rival Boston Celtics on April 15. The Ducks will host the Vegas Golden Knights the next night. The Clipper...
Tags: Utah, California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Nba, Mlb, Miami, NHL, Honda, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orange, Ducks, Staples Center, Boston Celtics


Depleted Lakers reeling as schedule gets tougher

Somehow, the Lakers’ resident tough guy is also their resident optimist. Markieff Morris didn’t let a smile drop for his entire press conference on Wednesday night despite all available evidence that the Lakers (30-18) are in a low ebb. Their hold on fourth place in the Western Conference slipped after the loss to Milwaukee, and the anticipated debut of center Andre Drummond was stamped out when Brook Lopez landed on his toe.  But Morris, one of the returning title winners with a gruff, Philly-b...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Davis, Nba, Magic, Dallas, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Charlotte Hornets, Denver, James, Lakers


Top 5 Western Conference Teams After Trade Deadline

Now that we have the Eastern Conference out of the way, let’s head out west. The Western Conference saw their fair share of happenings before the trade deadline. The Lakers acquired another big man, but it was not via the trade. Andre Drummond finally was bought out by the Cavs and signed with the Lakers. The Denver Nuggets made a huge splash by landing Aaron Gordon from the Orlando Magic. Denver also added JaVale McGee also and that will help defensively. The Clippers added championship exper...
Tags: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Toronto, Los Angeles, Basketball, Portland, Davis, Nba, Jazz, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, Rajon Rondo, Los Angeles Clippers


Andre Drummond injures toe in debut as Lakers fall to Bucks

The Lakers’ Dennis Schroder, left, and the Bucks’ Jrue Holiday leap after a jump ball during Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Bucks’ Jrue Holiday (21) goes to the hoop as the Lakers’ Andre Drummond (2) and Markieff Morris (88) defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The Buck...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Portland Trail Blazers, James


Clippers considering signing DeMarcus Cousins on a 10-day deal

The Clippers are considering bringing DeMarcus Cousins into the fold — or as Patrick Patterson put it last year, enticing the former Laker to join them “on the other side” — on a 10-day contract, according to multiple reports confirmed by a league source. The free agent center, who reportedly is in L.A., according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, will have to clear the NBA’s coronavirus health and safety protocols before he can sign. The Clippers are discussing inking the 30-year-old to a 10-d...
Tags: Kentucky, Sports, DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Nba, New Orleans, Rockets, Houston, Patterson, Rajon Rondo, Orlando, Lakers, The Lakers, Clippers


Lakers to start Andre Drummond against Giannis, Bucks

The way to Frank Vogel’s heart is defense. Andre Drummond went for the direct approach. In his first practice with the rest of the Lakers roster, the 27-year-old center showcased the speedy hands that have helped him average nearly a steal-and-a-half per game over the course of his career. The Lakers’ head coach recounted it as “a million steals” – then had to give it an asterisk. “Maybe some of them were fouls,” he said with a chuckle, “but I think we were letting him get away with a little mor...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Magic, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Detroit, Milwaukee Bucks, Lakers, Andre Drummond, The Lakers, Drummond, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, Marc Gasol


Lakers introduce Andre Drummond: ‘I was hungry to get back in the playoffs again’

A nearly 10-year-old tweet was unearthed days ago, as the NBA was waiting to see where Andre Drummond might land next. It was from Drummond himself, sent out the day before he started his only year at the University of Connecticut, as innocent as a teenager with big hoop dreams could be: “one of my goals In life Is to meet an play with or against @KingJames”. Drummond saw the tweet resurface and circulate through the internet while he was with a longtime friend, and even though he still was tryi...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, West, Soccer, Portland, Davis, Nba, Magic, Philadelphia, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Cleveland, Detroit, Denver, Orlando