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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
NBA Announces Team Rosters for Season Restart
July 20, 2020
The NBA announced today the restart rosters for the 22 teams participating in the resumption of the 2019-20 season at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. ... read more »
Safe at Work: Pro Franchises Open Facilities to Players
May 21, 2020
The training facilities for Los Angeles professional teams opened recently, giving a glimmer of hope that sporting events will resume soon. ... read more »
Fair Pay to Play Act: California Skeptical of NCAA Rule Changes 
May 7, 2020
The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) highest governing body announced last week that it is moving toward allowing student-athletes to receive compensation for endorsements and promotions.   ... read more »
Kobe Bryant Elected Into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
April 5, 2020
“No amount of words can fully describe what Kobe Bryant meant to the Los Angeles Lakers,” said Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss. “Kobe was not only a proven winner and a champion, he gave everything he had to the game of basketball. His fierce competitiveness, work ethic and drive were unmatched. Those qualities helped Kobe lead us to five titles – and have now brought him to the Hall of Fame, where he will be enshrined with the greatest to have ever played the game. No one deserves it more.” ... read more »
2 Lakers Players Test Positive For Coronavirus
March 19, 2020
Two Los Angeles Lakers players have tested positive for coronavirus, but they are not showing any symptoms of the illness and are both in quarantine, the team announced today. ... 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 »
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