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Kobe: Oscar nomination shows I can do more than 'dribble and shoot'

The Los Angeles Lakers paid Kobe Bryant just shy of $330 million during his 20-year career, but he wants to prove his worth off the court too.<p>The …

Cavaliers Rumors: Isaiah Thomas Has No Love for LeBron James After Lakers Trade

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Isaiah Thomas reportedly felt LeBron James "talked down to him" during his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers.<p>Chris Broussard of Fox Sports 1 discussed the situation Tuesday during an appearance on <i>Undisputed</i>:<p>The Cavs dealt Thomas to the Lakers as part of Cleveland's …

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Lakers Beat Paul George, Thunder with Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony Out

In a battle of short-handed teams, Brandon Ingram led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 106-81 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.<p>Both Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony were out with sprained ankles, per Royce Young of ESPN, while Lonzo Ball missed his 12th straight game due to a …

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Walton shuts out LaVar: We're not interested in parents' opinions

Luke Walton isn't interested in what LaVar Ball has to say.<p>The Los Angeles Lakers' head coach has come under increasing fire from the outspoken …

Kobe Bryant on Lonzo Ball: 'He Needs to Get Better Now'

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant said Lonzo Ball, the team's rookie point guard, "needs to get better now" as the organization looks to turn a corner in its rebuilding efforts.<p>Josh Martin of <i>USA Today</i> passed along the comments Bryant made about Ball, as well as other building blocks such as …

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LaVar Ball Again Criticized The Lakers’ Coaches And Claims Lonzo Is ‘Disgusted’ By The Team’s Struggles

LaVar Ball has decided to take some time away from his apparent vendetta against UCLA basketball to continue his vendetta against the Los Angeles Lakers‘ coaching staff. Ball has criticized the way that the staff has handled his oldest son, starter Laker point guard Lonzo Ball, in the past, saying …

Mike D'Antoni's Wife Fires Back at Magic Johnson

Three-and-a-half years after Magic Johnson gleefully celebrated her husband fleeing from Los Angeles, Laurel D’Antoni fired back.<p>Mike D'Antoni's wife …

Kevin Durant Names Kobe Bryant As Toughest Player To Defend

Though Kobe Bryant has been retired for two seasons now, former and current NBA players often share tales about their battles or encounters with the …

Lakers: Lonzo Ball Will Answer Fans' Prayers—Just Not This Season

We’re 19 games into Lonzo Ball’s NBA career, and everyone from the Lakers’ kit man to LaVar, <i>of course</i>, to Luke Walton to Stephen A. Smith to <i>Newsweek</i> …

The most untradable contract on each NBA team

The 2016 offseason set teams up for disaster.<p>Because of the league’s new TV deal, the salary cap exploded from $70 million to just around $94 million …

Lakers Rumors: A trade with the Clippers could change everything

The latest Lakers rumors could mean that a trade with the Clippers is on the horizon.<p>While it wouldn’t include Lonzo Ball going to the Clippers, the …

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LaVar Ball says Lakers coach Luke Walton doesn't know how to coach his son Lonzo

LaVar claims that Luke Walton has been 'soft' on Lonzo so far<p>You know the parent at a high school game that is constantly talking about how his kid …

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Lonzo Ball's Struggles Continue as Lakers Rally to Beat Bulls

The first month of Lonzo Ball's NBA career has been defined more by its valleys than its peaks, and that trend held steady as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from 19 points down to top the Chicago Bulls 103-94 <b></b>at Staples Center on Tuesday night.<p>Two days after Ball posted his second career …

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NBA Rumors: Trade Buzz on Lakers' Julius Randle, Suns' Greg Monroe and More

An already active NBA trade market bore its first major fruit Tuesday when the Phoenix Suns dealt point guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for center Greg Monroe and a draft pick, which could provide motivation for other front offices to start wheeling and dealing.<p>Since there are …

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Brandon Ingram, Lakers Overcome Lonzo Ball's Shooting Struggles, Beat Grizzlies

Lonzo Ball couldn't solve his shooting struggles, but the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers picked up the slack in a 107-102 win over the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday.<p>The rookie spread the ball around with nine assists, helping six different players finish in double figures.<p>Although the Grizzlies cut a …

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Lonzo Ball's jump shot seems to prove his dad isn't the "best coach ever"

Lonzo Ball's jump shot seems to prove his dad isn't the "best coach ever"<p>After watching Lonzo Ball in summer league I was interested to see him in …

Lonzo Ball Calls Kyle Kuzma His 'Best Friend' On The Team

The chemistry between Los Angeles Lakers rookies Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma has been obvious since they first took the court together at Las Vegas …

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A rookie stars, but it isn’t Lonzo Ball as Lakers lose to Jazz, 96-81

Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) dunks the ball over Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the first half of an NBA basketball game …

Lonzo Ball Sends Message On Twitter To Anyone Doubting Young Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered their second straight loss on Saturday night, falling to the Utah Jazz 96-81 and dropping their record to 2-4 in this …

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Metta World Peace Announces He's Joining the BIG3

Metta World Peace will return to the basketball court in 2018 as part of the BIG3 league created by Ice Cube.<p>World Peace broke the news about his involvement with BIG3 basketball to TMZ Sports on Friday.<p>World Peace has not retired from the NBA. The 37-year-old played in 25 games for the Los Angeles …

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Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma returns to Utah newly minted as rising star

SALT LAKE CITY — Kyle Kuzma’s morning began with an alarm going off early enough that he could hit his favorite breakfast spot, a popular café across …

Kobe Bryant Wants Phil Jackson or Michael Jordan to Present Him at Hall of Fame

Kobe Bryant is still four years away from being eligible to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, but the Los Angeles Lakers legend already knows who he wants to present him.<p>Bryant told Liz Levy of Complex he would like to have Michael Jordan or Phil Jackson induct him …

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David Ortiz put Magic Johnson on the spot about bringing LeBron to the Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers president and Dodgers part-owner Magic Johnson had a blast joining David Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez and the <i>FS1</i> crew before Game 2 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium.<p>Ortiz jokingly (?) asked Johnson how he’ll get LeBron James to join the Lakers, which caused everyone to laugh super, …

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Lonzo Ball can thank his dad for the Wizards wanting to ‘torture’ him

This beef between the Wizards and the Lakers came out of nowhere.<p>Lonzo Ball will face his toughest challenge so far in the young season on Wednesday night when he faces John Wall and the Washington Wizards.<p>Wall is the first truly elite point guard Ball will see this season, which is a difficult …

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Luke Walton Praises Jordan Clarkson, Discusses Luol Deng's Role

The Los Angeles Lakers are 1-2 through their first three games ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Washington Wizards, but Lakers fans can take some positives away from the team's start.<p>Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points in his Lakers debut after serving his two-game suspension. Brandon …

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Wall: Lonzo talented, but targeted because of LaVar

Patrick Beverley hounded Lonzo Ball in the latter's NBA debut after declaring he'd lock down the Los Angeles Lakers rookie and son of smack-talker …

Luke Walton Says Julius Randle Played Best Game This Season

Many people lauded the efforts of players such as Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma who had bounce-back performances in the Los Angeles …

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Lonzo Ball, Lakers lose to Pelicans after furious comeback

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, left, attempts a shot as Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope defends during the first half of …

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Kobe Bryant Just Explained the 'Mamba Mentality' That Has Made Him So Successful

Bryant shared insights after Boston Celtics player Gordon Hayward broke his leg<p>Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant shed insight on his own success for …