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Celtics' Terry Rozier on Cavaliers' rout in Game 3: 'We needed to get our butts whooped'

After a pair of big wins to open the series, the Boston Celtics came crashing back down to Earth in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.<p>LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers took control early on the way to a 116-86 rout to cut Boston's series lead to 2-1. Cleveland opened the game with a …

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The Lakers might have promised Mitchell Robinson they would pick him in the first round

The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly promised five-star high school prospect Mitchell Robinson a first-round selection ahead of the 2018 NBA Draft, …

NBA

See LiAngelo Ball react to Kobe Bryant being OK with him on Lakers

LiAngelo Ball may well be the coolest customer in the entire Ball family. Though he’s built like LaVar Ball, Gelo’s demeanor couldn’t be more different, with barely a controversial peep coming from his mouth, prompted or otherwise. So when YouTuber Qwik11Hoops recently told the 19-year-old about …

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2018 NBA Mock Draft: 1st-Round Predictions for Most Intriguing Prospects

The NBA is in the midst of a whirlwind stretch that starts with the conference finals, is followed by the draft and ends with free agency.<p>Although the conference finals are in full swing, it's never too early to talk about the draft, especially considering that 26 teams are counting down to next …

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Tatum watched Kobe's critique of him '25 times'

Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum has already demonstrated his maturity this the postseason, and he's happy to take pointers from Los Angeles Lakers …

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Los Angeles Lakers: 5 centers to target in 2018 NBA free agency

With numerous roster spots to fill this offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers will need to address the frontcourt, specifically the center position. Here …

NBA

NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers Tell Players No One Is Safe From Trade, Even Lonzo Ball, ‘LA Times’ Reports

The Los Angeles Lakers could be headed for a big shakeup, with NBA rumors indicating that no player on the team is safe from a potential trade as the …

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Lakers could be in trade mode

As the Los Angeles Lakers head into a potentially franchise-changing offseason, their front office is keeping its options fully open.<p>While the Lakers …

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Did Kobe Bryant Get to See 'The Dark Knight' Before the Rest of the World?

When <i>The Dark Knight</i> debuted in theaters a decade ago, it was bittersweet. The film was met with both box office and critical acclaim, but Heath …

The Dark Knight

Michigan's Moritz Wagner loved college, but NBA draft choice was clear

CHICAGO — According to Moritz Wagner, the decision to leave for the NBA was a difficult one.<p>The former Michigan center said he spoke with a lot of …

NBA Draft

NBA Combine Results 2018: Players Who Made the Biggest Impression

The NBA combine was crucial for a certain group of players dreaming of hearing their names called at June's NBA draft.<p>A combination of players who haven't signed with agents, and under-the-radar upperclassmen, shined in Chicago to improve their overall draft stock.<p>Creating a buzz at this point in …

Basketball

The top social media moments from Weeks 4 and 5 of the NBA playoffs

There have been two themes over the past two weeks on NBA social: subtweets and throwback pictures. Stars have unfollowed their teams on social …

Basketball

2018 NBA Draft: Dream targets for Los Angeles Lakers at No. 25

If dreams really do come true, the Los Angeles Lakers should have their pick of these three rising stars with the 25th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.<p>As …

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Temple's Obi Enechionyia working hard to get noticed by NBA teams

Recent Temple graduate Obi Enechionyia isn’t projected to be selected in most mock drafts, but it still remains his goal to earn a spot in the NBA. …

Basketball

Should the Suns trade the No. 1 pick for Karl-Anthony Towns?

In the last 24 hours, it has been reported that the Suns are open to trading the top pick in this year’s NBA Draft. Just last night, it was also …

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Los Angeles Rams: Todd Gurley is the perfect MVP dark horse

Todd Gurley is the reigning AP Offensive Player of the Year and the Los Angeles Rams running back could follow up with an MVP award.<p>The Los Angeles …

Fantasy Football

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Brad Stevens isn't worried about Kobe Bryant advising Jayson Tatum

CLEVELAND -- After former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant dropped a film breakdown on ESPN showing Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum ways to …

Basketball

Watch: The Rock shares motivational speech he gave to Lakers

<i>(Warning: Video contains coarse language)</i><p>Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was one of several high-profile individuals invited to speak to Los Angeles Lakers …

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2018 NBA pre-draft workouts: Who's going where

Per media reports and HoopsHype intel, these are the players each NBA team has worked out or will work out soon.<p>The list will be updated every day in …

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DeMarcus Cousins denies rumors of unfollowing Pelicans, following Julius Randle and Paul George on Instagram

With the NBA free agency moratorium period less than two months away, it’s easy to get caught up in rumors, so much so that it can be hard to …

Basketball

Lakers Videos: Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle Return To Court For Offseason Workouts

Despite not reaching the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year, the Los Angeles Lakers' young core impressed during...

Basketball

Lakers’ strength trainer compares Brandon Ingram to Kevin Durant

The 2018-19 NBA regular season is still more than four months away, but a handful of the Los Angeles Lakers’ young players are already back in the …

Basketball

Lakers to work out St. John’s guard Shamorie Ponds

The Los Angeles Lakers seem to be casting as wide a net as possible while looking for players to select in the 2018 NBA Draft, and according to Zach …

Basketball

NBA Trade Rumors: Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves May Be At Odds

Following the 2016-17 NBA season and in Year 1 under president of basketball operations and head coach Tom Thibodeau...

NBA

Lakers News: Rob Pelinka Believes Agent Experience Could Make Difference Now As General Manager

Prior to being named general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2017, Rob Pelinka served as one of the more...

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This Day In Lakers History: Magic Johnson Named 1987 NBA MVP

On May 19, 1987, former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Magic Johnson was named MVP, winning the award for the...

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NBA Rumors: Evidence Suggests LeBron James Could Be Headed To Philadelphia 76ers, ‘NJ.com’ Notes

The NBA superstar may want to avoid the Western Conference, a new report suggests.<p>The NBA rumors around LeBron James don’t seem to be slowing down …

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Meghan Markle, Vlade Divac Throwback Photo Surfaces After Royal Wedding

A throwback photo featuring Meghan Markle and former Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers center Vlade Divac was posted on social media following Saturday's Royal Wedding.<p>The Kings showcased the 24-year-old picture on Twitter:<p>Markle, 36, became the Duchess of Sussex with her marriage to Prince …

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Minnesota Timberwolves: Three Potential Trade Destinations For Karl-Anthony Towns [Opinion]

What three teams could be ideal trade destinations for Timberwolves' star Karl-Anthony Towns?<p>Karl-Anthony Towns is one of the most talented big men …

NBA

Brad Stevens Jokes About Lakers After Kobe Bryant's Jayson Tatum Analysis

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens joked about Kobe Bryant offering analysis of star rookie Jayson Tatum.<p>"You've gotta be careful taking (advice) from a Laker," Stevens told reporters prior to Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. "Nah I'm kidding."<p>Bryant had a breakdown of Tatum's game on …

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