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Lakers Conquer 17th NBA Title; James Earns NBA Finals MVP
October 11, 2020
The Los Angeles Lakers conquered the Orlando bubble and became the 2019-2020 National Basketball Association champions, claiming their 19th Larry O'Brien NBA championship Trophy after beating the Miami Heat 106-93 to take the final series 4-2. ... read more »
Lakers, Heat are Desperate to Win Game 5 of NBA Finals
October 8, 2020
Game 5 is a defining moment as the Los Angeles Lakers are fighting to win a championship while the Miami Heat is fighting to survive. Both teams know that desperation will be the key to winning. ... read more »
Anthony Davis drains Kobe-esque buzzer 3 giving Lakers a 2-0 series lead
September 21, 2020
On March 10 Anthony Davis missed a wide-open three at the buzzer against the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center in what would be the last Laker home game before the season was postponed. ... read more »
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Los Angeles Lakers reach the Western Conference Finals
September 13, 2020
With authoritative gameplay, the Los Angeles Lakers ended their second-round battle against the Houston Rockets in five games. For the first time since 2010, the Lakers reached the Western Conference Finals. ... read more »
Lakers Advance to Western Conference Semifinals After Game 5 Closeout Win vs. Blazers
August 29, 2020
After an emotional and action-packed week both on and off the court, the Lakers sent the Trail Blazers packing in the rescheduled Game 5 matchup on Saturday night, which was originally supposed for Wednesday, inside the Orlando Bubble.  ... read more »
Lakers take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Trail Blazers on Mamba Day
August 24, 2020
Mamba Day was what Laker Nation truly needed since the untimely passing of Laker Legend Kobe Bryant. Lakeshow went showtime in a 135-115 steamroll over the Blazers in Game 4. ... read more »
Lakers Don’t View Trailblazers as a Underdog Matchup
August 21, 2020
Lakers don't view the Blazers as underdogs, says head coach Frank Vogel. Portland was held under 20 points in the first and third quarters, and Vogel expressed that it's hard to do. "This team was in the Conference Finals last year. We have tremendous, tremendous, respect for the offensive firepower of the team we're playing, Vogel states. He infers that this series is going to be difficult for them to win. ... read more »
LeBron James Has Historic Night In Lakers’ Game 1 Loss to Trail Blazers
August 19, 2020
In the Lakers’ first playoff appearance since 2013, Los Angeles fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 100-93. LeBron James notched his 24th playoff triple-double trailing only Magic Johnson (30) on the all-time list and dished out a playoff career-high 16 assists. ... read more »
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The Lakers’ Shooting Struggles Continue In 108-86 Defeat Against The OKC Thunder
August 6, 2020
Despite the mounting list of recent accolades, the Lakers have had a glaring problem on offense. Los Angeles has shot poorly from both the field and from distance with an inability to seemingly get into any type of offensive rhythm. In fact, the team has shot 40.1 percent from the field and a mere 23.3 percent from deep.  ... read more »
Lakers Show Strength in Numbers After 2-1 Record In NBA Bubble Scrimmages
July 29, 2020
With LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma and Dwight Howard all held out of the Lakers’ third and final scrimmage against the Washington Wizards on Monday afternoon, Lakers’ head coach, Frank Vogel opted to give rotation players, newly added team members and the Lakers’ spirited young core extended minutes. ... read more »
Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma Finds His Stride In NBA Bubble Scrimmage Victory Against The Orlando Magic
July 27, 2020
Just one day after celebrating his 25th birthday, Lakers’ forward Kyle Kuzma went off for 25 points on 10-for-13 shooting including sinking five three-pointers in the team’s 119-112 win over the Orlando Magic. ... read more »
J.R. Smith Is Bringing Showtime Lakers To Orlando With Social Media Viralness
July 21, 2020
On the first night of the Los Angeles Lakers’ arrival to the NBA bubble in Orlando, FL, newly signed J.R. Smith took to Instagram Live to give his followers a behind-the-scenes look into what players were experiencing. He lightheartedly criticized everything from his view of the parking lot to the size of the blanket the NBA provided pointing out that it was too small for most NBA players who are well above average height. He questioned how players were expected to stay healthy with the bags of candy that were placed as snacks in each players’ room. He went on to show his teammates in the hallway simultaneously grabbing their first meal and ran through the dinner menu. Before long, Smith shared with his captive audience that he was instructed to shut it down.  ... read more »
Lakers Inspired By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Address To Continue Fight For Social Justice Reform
July 1, 2020
On a Zoom call with reporters on Wednesday, Lakers' point guard Alex Caruso, revealed his stance on civil unrest as the sole White player on the team's roster. The third-year player was inspired by the learnings from a racial injustice and inequality forum hosted by Lakers' legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the organizations' players and staff in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.  ... read more »
James, Davis Lead Lakers in 112-103 Win Over Clippers
March 10, 2020
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers looked to cap off its toughest two game stretch of the year after dominating the Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. ... read more »
Lebron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo Draft Team Rosters for 2020 NBA All-Star Game
February 7, 2020
Team LeBron: Drafts Davis No. 1 Overall; Selects Leonard, Dončić and Harden for Starting Lineup. Team Giannis: Drafts Embiid No. 2 Overall; Selects Siakam, Walker and Young for Starting Lineup. Each Team Chooses Chicago Community Organization to Play for in NBA All-Star Game ... read more »
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