Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron, Giannis choose their teams for the All-Star Game

LeBron James finally has Anthony Davis as a teammate. For one game. His Los Angeles Lakers were unable to swing a deal for Davis, but James drafted the New Orleans Pelicans star on Thursday when he and fellow captain Giannis Antetokounmpo sat down to choose their teams for the Feb. 17 All-Star Game in Charlotte. … Continue reading LeBron, Giannis choose their teams for the All-Star Game

A Super Bowl shutout? Don’t bet on it

—January 24, 2019— Anyone willing to wager that the high-scoring Patriots or Rams will get shut out in the Super Bowl can count on a big payday if that unlikely scenario occurs. William Hill, the nation’s largest sports book operator, released on Thursday its list of more than 900 proposition bets for Super Bowl 53. Given … Continue reading A Super Bowl shutout? Don’t bet on it

DETROIT | Spurs beat Pistons 119-107; Popovich ties Sloan

DETROIT—January 07, 2019— DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, and Gregg Popovich moved another step higher on the NBA’s career wins list as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 119-107 on Monday night. Popovich now has 1,221 victories. He’s tied with Jerry Sloan for third place, trailing only Don Nelson and Lenny Wilkens. Popovich didn’t … Continue reading DETROIT | Spurs beat Pistons 119-107; Popovich ties Sloan

MINNEAPOLIS | Wiggins, Towns lead Timberwolves past Lakers, 108-86

MINNEAPOLIS —Jan 06, 2019— Andrew Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves take charge from the opening tipoff and breeze by the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers for a 108-86 victory on Sunday. Karl-Anthony Towns totaled 28 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks for the Timberwolves, who … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Wiggins, Towns lead Timberwolves past Lakers, 108-86

He promised: LeBron James is the AP’s male athlete of 2018

LeBron James went to the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year. He changed addresses again, leaving his Cleveland home for the second time to join the Los Angeles Lakers in the biggest move of free agency over the summer. He remained arguably the dominant player in the basketball, adding even more glitz on a … Continue reading He promised: LeBron James is the AP’s male athlete of 2018

CLEVELAND | LeBron feels love in return to Cleveland, beats Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — LeBron James felt only love at home. Making his first trip back to Cleveland since leaving for the second time as a free agent, James was welcomed like a hero on Wednesday night and rallied the Los Angeles Lakers to a 109-105 win over the Cavaliers, who played an inspired game against their … Continue reading CLEVELAND | LeBron feels love in return to Cleveland, beats Cavaliers

CLEVELAND | LeBron welcomed back as hero in return to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — LeBron James got a hero’s welcome at home. The three-time NBA champion received a rousing standing ovation during player introductions Wednesday night as he made his first appearance in Cleveland since signing with the Los Angeles Lakers last summer. James, who spent 11 seasons in two stints with the Cavs and led them … Continue reading CLEVELAND | LeBron welcomed back as hero in return to Cleveland

AP Source: Suns buying out Tyson Chandler

The Phoenix Suns are buying out Chandler’s contract, a move that will allow the 18-year veteran — once he clears waivers — to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the buyout plan to The Associated Presson Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Suns had … Continue reading AP Source: Suns buying out Tyson Chandler