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‘Say her name’: City to pay $12M to Breonna Taylor’s family
September 17, 2020
Months after the police killing of Breonna Taylor thrust her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, the city of Louisville agreed to pay the Black woman’s family $12 million and reform police practices as part of a settlement announced Tuesday. ... read more »
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 Dominate In Game 4 with 110-100 Victory; One Win Away From Western Conference Finals
September 11, 2020
The Los Angeles Lakers presented a slew of problems for the Houston Rockets, but defending Anthony Davis happened to be their biggest one. ... read more »
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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 »
NBA’s Playoff Game Boycotts Sparks Domino Effect Across Major League Sports Amidst Jacob Blake Shooting
August 26, 2020
The Milwaukee Bucks took a historic stand by electing not to play in the scheduled Wednesday Game 5 of the NBA Playoff series versus the Orlando Magic to boycott police brutality and specifically boycott the treatment of Jacob S. Blake, a 29-year-old American Black man who was shot in the back seven times by a Kenosha police officer that left him paralyzed earlier on Sunday. ... 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 »
LeBron James And Anthony Davis Lead Lakers To A 2-1 Series Lead Over The Trail Blazers
August 23, 2020
LeBron James’ 38 point-performance in game three of the Lakers’ series over the Blazers led to a 116-108 victory on Saturday inside the Orlando bubble. After James scored just 10 points in the second game, he bounced back to give the Lakers a 2-1 lead in the series.  ... 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 »
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 »
NBA restart continues racial injustice discussions in Clippers loss to Lakers, 103-101
July 31, 2020
The battle of LA took place on the first day of the NBA restart in Orlando, Florida. The thunderous environment in Staples Center was missing but the star-studded talent was still present as the Lakers defeated the Clippers in a nail-biter, 103-101.   ... 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 »
Dion Waiters Shines In Lakers’ Bubble Debut Loss Against The Dallas Mavericks
July 23, 2020
Moments after Lakers’ guard Dion Waiters checked in to the team’s first game in nearly four months, a scrimmage against the Dallas Mavericks, he faded away and sunk a jump shot as the Lakers’ bench shouted “Cheeseeeee,” referencing Waiters’ nickname “Philly Cheese.”  ... 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’ Dion Waiters Will Wear Black Lives Matters On His Jersey For NBA Restart
July 17, 2020
Lakers guard Dion Waiters announced on Friday's Zoom call with reporters that he will dawn Black Lives Matter on the back of his jersey for the restart of the NBA season in Orlando.  ... read more »
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