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WATCH: Magic Johnson talks LeBron James and says Lakers GM was ‘Backstabbing’, Luke Walton Firing was the Final Straw
May 22, 2019
Magic Johnson explains that he wanted to fire Luke Walton, but Los Angeles Lakers executive Tim Harris wanted to retain him and identifies Lakers GM Rob Pelinka as the “backstabber.” Magic Johnson joins First Take and answers for not informing LeBron James about his decision to resign as the president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers before announcing it to the media. ... read more / watch video »
Magic Johnson Steps Down as Lakers President Of Basketball Operations 
April 11, 2019
What was heralded to be the combination that would turn the Lakers around in James, Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka, soon became evident that the best laid plans can go awry.   ... read more »
WATCH: Magic Johnson Steps Down As Lakers President of Basketball Operations
April 10, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper behind the scenes press conference of Magic Johnson announcing stepping down as Lakers President of Basketball Operations. Lauren Jones reports. ... read more / watch video »
Magic Johnson Steps Down As Lakers President Of Basketball Operations
April 10, 2019
As the Lakers faced the end of their season and their sixth straight failure to obtain a playoff spot, another startling announcement was made moments before that game was to commence. Shortly after Luke Walton’s last routine pregame press conference for the season on Tuesday, Johnson called for an impromptu press conference where it was assumed that many things would happen. Shockingly, what did happen was that his announcement that was stepping down from his role as president of basketball operations for the Lakers. ... read more »
Lakers Honor Late Rapper Nipsey Hussle Before Warriors Game
April 5, 2019
On Thursday night, LeBron James donning a customized Nipsey Hussle shirt ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. The effects of the untimely passing of Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle were deeply felt by NBA players around the league, especially James who took to Instagram stating, “I hope I can make you proud down here” before Thursday’s game.  ... read more »
Lakers vs. Pelicans Postgame Report 2.27.19
February 27, 2019
LeBron James sank a game-winning three-pointer that lifted the Lakers over the Pelicans 125-119. All five starters scored in double digits after the Lakers dropped their previous two games on the road against the Pelicans and Grizzlies respectively. ... read more / watch video »
The NBA Playoff Push Starts Now with All-Star Break Ending
February 20, 2019
Courtesy Photo MIAMI (AP) — Golden State is still the favorite for a fourth title in five years. Milwaukee, Toronto, Indiana, Boston, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Denver can all go ahead and cancel those mid-April vacation plans if they were foolish enough to have made them in the first place. ... read more »
LeBron James to Participate in 2019 All-Star Game Draft
February 7, 2019
Lakers’ star LeBron James will participate in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game Draft on Thursday, at 4 p.m. PT that will be televised live on TNT during the “NBA All-Star Draft Show.” James remains arguably the greatest active player in the NBA, so it came as no surprise that he led the Western Conference in becoming the West's’ All-Star captain for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (1/24-1/30/19)
January 24, 2019
James Harden is too old to step back, that’s just too late for Harden to slow up. It’s a race of time. The Lakers Wilt Chamberlain was the last 55 point man before James Harden.  ... read more »
Kyle Kuzma Scores Career-High 41 Points In Lakers’ Victory Over Pistons
January 11, 2019
Los Angeles Lakers’ second-year forward Kyle Kuzma set a new career-high 41 points through just three quarters of play in the team’s 113-100 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday inside Staples Center. ... read more »
Lakers’ Young Core Face Adversity in Veterans’ Absence
January 9, 2019
The Lakers’ young core consisting of Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart have spent the last seven games being forced to play without their centerpiece LeBron James and veteran point guard Rajon Rondo. Over that span, the Lakers have gone 2-5 with their only wins coming over the Kings on Dec. 30 and the Mavericks on the road Monday, Jan. 7. ... read more »
Lakers’ Two-Way Player Johnathan Williams Experiences a Wild NBA Ride
January 9, 2019
Lakers’ rookie Johnathan Williams made his NBA debut against the San Antonio Spurs as he introduced himself to the Staples Center crowd with a two-handed dunk on his first play of the game. After Lakers’ starting center JaVale McGee fouled out and Ivica Zubac found himself in foul trouble, Lakers’ coach Luke Walton called Williams’ number. Though Williams’ first NBA game ended in an overtime loss, he racked up eight points on 4-5 shooting, grabbed four rebounds and three blocks in 14 quality minutes. Williams joined Laker great Magic Johnson and Andre Ingram as just the third Lakers rookie of all time to notch eight points and three blocks in their NBA debut. ... read more »
Lebron James Medical Update
January 4, 2019
LeBron James, who has been out since suffering a strained left groin on December 25 vs. Golden State, is receiving daily treatment by the team’s training and medical staff and continues to progress with his recovery.  ... read more »
LeBron James Named Associated Press Male Athlete of 2018  
January 3, 2019
On Thursday, AP announced LeBron James as the Male Athlete of the Year following what the publication described as his “most significant year.” Though James continues to dominate the NBA with his elite basketball skills on the court, his philanthropy and social activism have allowed him to ascend to newer heights.  ... read more »
Lakers And Clippers A Tale Of Two Teams, One City
December 29, 2018
Though the Lakers boast 16 championship banners that hang from the rafters of Staples Center at each Lakers’ home game, the more recent numbers tell a different story. The reality is that the Clippers have won the last 22 out of 25 matchups against the Lakers.  A fact that many Angelenos might not know.  In fact, many forget that the Clippers are a Los Angeles team. ... read more »
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