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Luke Walton Explains Similarities Between Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton had the honor to have played with Kobe Bryant in his prime, and now will get to coach LeBron James who …

Luke Walton

Guardiola offers verdict on Sane's Germany World Cup snub

Pep Guardiola insists that Germany’s decision to leave Leroy Sane out of their World Cup squad “may make him stronger”.<p>Sane was a surprise omission …

Soccer

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8 stats that LeBron James trails Kobe Bryant in... for now

LeBron James is now a Laker.<p>And while he will have his sites set on trying to bring championships back to LA, he’ll also be trying to surpass Kobe Bryant in a number of different career statistics.<p>Let’s break down the big ones that Kobe still leads LeBron. And yes, Kobe played 19 seasons, while …

Lebron James

How Kobe and LeBron Would've Worked Together as Teammates

The Los Angeles Lakers discovered this summer that there's no such thing as dreaming too big.<p>LeBron James' ballyhooed appearance at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas—rocking Lakers shorts, no less—proved as much.<p>But we're taking things a step further here. In the spirit of grandiose hopes, we're …

Basketball

N'Golo Kante was 'too shy' to ask for World Cup trophy - so Steven N'Zonzi stepped in

N'Golo Kante's remarkable rise continued with a World Cup winners' medal on Sunday.<p>Back in 2015, the Frenchman was plying his trade with Caen before …

Soccer

Kevin Love Trolls Channing Frye With Welcome Home Meme, LeBron James Weighs In

Cleveland Cavs welcome Channing Frye back on board with a 1 year, $2.4 million deal.<p>Kevin Love, 5 time NBA All-Star and notable power forward, dusted …

Basketball

Pat Riley: LeBron 'did the right thing' when he left Miami

Miami Heat president Pat Riley is notoriously selective in terms of media availability and has said very little regarding the very public departure …

Isaiah Thomas reminds everyone how great he was with Celtics

Isaiah Thomas felt the need to remind everyone of the incredible run he had with the Boston Celtics, writing that people are “so quick to forget!”<p>Specifically, Thomas shared graphics of the following: when he was an MVP candidate in the 2016-17 season alongside Russell Westbrook, James Harden and …

Basketball

In Japan, he is ‘The Chosen One.’ Can Yuta Watanabe become the country’s second-ever NBA player?

LAS VEGAS — A few hours before Yuta Watanabe’s mother and father are set to fly back to Japan, he wades through the crowds in the Bellagio Hotel and Casino and takes a seat inside a restaurant. There’s no game today, but he’s wearing a Brooklyn Nets black-and-white warmup shirt even though his …

Basketball

Anfernee Simons Remains Biggest Enigma of 2018 Draft Class

LAS VEGAS — Anfernee Simons isn't the type of player that a team like the Portland Trail Blazers typically drafts. Solid playoff teams without much flexibility to add veterans often look for seasoned college players who will be able to contribute right away.<p>Blazers president Neil Olshey bucked …

San Antonio

Giannis Praises 'Exciting' Luka Doncic, Thinks He'll Make an Immediate Impact

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo believes Euroleague experience gained by Dallas Mavericks rookie guard Luka Doncic will allow him to make an "immediate impact" in the NBA.<p>Antetokounmpo told Spanish outlet Marca (via EuroHoops.net) that Doncic, who led Real Madrid to the 2018 Euroleague …

Basketball

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Barcelona send invite to rescued Thai cave boys

Barcelona have invited the 12 boys rescued from flooded caves in Thailand to the club’s academy international tournament and to matches at the Camp …

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Bucks rookie Donte DiVincenzo has $3.71 to his name ... for now

CLOSE<p>The Milwaukee Bucks introduce draft pick Donte DiVincenzo at a Monday news conference.<p>As DJ Wilson puts it, Donte DiVincenzo's "life is boutta …

Donte DiVincenzo

Andre Ingram had a storybook NBA debut, but he doesn’t want it to end there

The overnight sensation is a free agent who aims to return to Lakers<p>LAS VEGAS – Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue enthusiastically introduced …

Basketball

Ty Lue: Coaching LeBron James 'Always a Story' but He 'Never Cussed a Coach Out'

After having coached LeBron James for two-plus seasons, Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue can teach the Los Angeles Lakers' Luke Walton a thing or two about what to expect.<p>To put it simply, having LaVar Ball watching over the team is nothing compared to the pressures of having James on the …

Basketball

How NBA Players' Advice Spurred Store Manager to Resurrect Pro Hoops Career

Legendary status is hard to come by in a digital age. In a world where everything is caught on smartphone cameras and uploaded to the internet for the world to watch and rewatch, viral video and social media sharing have replaced word of mouth. We can now see in HD quality what used to be blurry …

World Peace

Lakers were only team to work out, receive medical from Isaac Bonga

The Los Angeles Lakers were apparently laser-focused on adding 6-foot-9 international point guard <b>Isaac Bonga</b> in the 2019 NBA Draft.Los Angeles was …

Basketball

Ty Lue to Luke Walton: S--t That People Say and You Read, Bron's Not Like That

As LeBron James prepares to join the Los Angeles Lakers, coach Luke Walton is about to find himself in the spotlight. Fortunately for him, he has received advice from someone who has been in his situation.<p>Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue gave Walton a heads-up on what he can expect from …

Basketball

World Cup 100: Ranking the Top Players in Russia After Quarter-Finals

All of a sudden, we're down to four candidates. The 2018 World Cup finals have flown by, and France, Belgium, England and Croatia have a chance of winning it.<p>With the quarter-finals done, it's time to update our World Cup 100—a position-by-position ranking of the top-performing players in …

Soccer

Kobe vs. LeBron: The Saga Continues

For everything we know, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are good friends and basketball brothers in arms. Kobe’s personal welcome to Los Angeles came …

Los Angeles

San Antonio Spurs: How the return of Marco Belinelli preserves a culture

In 2014, the San Antonio Spurs perfected the art of team basketball with their “Beautiful Game” championship season.<p>The San Antonio Spurs’ Big Three, …

San Antonio

Charles Barkley Says He Would Rather Have Zero Rings Than Join a Super Team

If you want to win an NBA championship these days, you’re probably going to need to put together a super team. Whether you want to say that it …

Basketball

The Warriors Are Making A Mockery Of The NBA Salary Cap

Just when you thought competitive balance in the NBA couldn’t be worse, the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors swooped in Monday …

Basketball

Ranking the Worst Contracts in NBA Free-Agency History

NBA teams handed out a lot of atrocious contracts during the 2016 free-agency period, but the four-year, $94 million deal the Memphis Grizzlies gave to Chandler Parsons is already looking like one of the worst signings ever.<p>However, that contract isn't quite as brutal as what Isiah Thomas did to …

NBA

2019 Honda HR-V: Hippier and Smarter

The subcompact crossover goes under the knife.<p>Honda News<p><b>Year Make Model:</b> The Pilot isn't the only Honda crossover to receive a facelift. The Japanese …

Honda

Why did LeBron James leave the Cavaliers? 1 reason is the same as last time

How did the city closest to LeBron’s hometown lose him twice? There is a pattern.<p>LeBron James left the Cavaliers, yet again. The first time, he left Cleveland for sunny skies out in South Beach. This time, he found the same on the West Coast.<p>James signed a four-year max contract with the Lakers …

Basketball

Lonzo Ball on LeBron James: 'Crazy' to Be Able to Play with 'Favorite Player'

Add Lonzo Ball to the list of people ecstatic to see LeBron James agree to a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.<p>Speaking to NBC Los Angeles, Ball said James coming to Los Angeles is "crazy" and that it gives him an opportunity to play alongside his "favorite player."<p>After the Cleveland Cavaliers' …

Basketball

Letting Ed Davis Walk Pissed off Blazers' Lillard, McCollum; Was It Worth It?

As the Western Conference arms race heats up on the first day of free agency, the Portland Trail Blazers appear to be tightening their belts. On the surface, losing backup center Ed Davis to the Brooklyn Nets on a reported one-year, $4.4 million deal, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, seems fairly …

NBA