1. Magic Johnson Calls Lonzo Ball Face of Lakers, Expects Retired Jersey

    After the Los Angeles Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft yesterday, the former UCLA star and team president Magic Johnson wasted no time raising expectations for the franchise...

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  2. Lonzo's Lakers and the Fan Who Was Offered Yeezys for LaVar Ball's BBB Hat

    The boos that greeted LaVar Ball as he strutted confidently through the masses in Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Thursday during 2017 NBA draft were confirmation enough...

    Dave Schilling Written by Dave Schilling about 1 day ago 87,345 reads 0 comments

  3. Nick Young Declines Lakers Contract Option, Test Free Agency

    Nick Young declined his $5.7 million player option for the 2017-18 season Wednesday and will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, according to the team ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 days ago 31,682 reads 0 comments

  4. Magic Johnson Says Lakers 'Needed a Leader' After D'Angelo Russell Trade

    Magic Johnson , the Los Angeles Lakers ' president of basketball operations, thanked D'Angelo Russell for his services on Friday and said the team decided to move in a different direction because what the team needed was a "leader...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 16 hours ago 42,514 reads 0 comments

  5. Lakers Reportedly Offered Teams 1st-Round Pick to Take Timofey Mozgov, Luol Deng

    The Los Angeles Lakers were reportedly desperate to move Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng . On Friday, Zach Lowe of ESPN...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 17 hours ago 48,886 reads 0 comments

  6. Lonzo Ball Tosses First Pitch at LA Dodgers Game

    Lonzo Ball has barely been a member of the Los Angeles Lakers for 24 hours, and he's already getting players' perks. The first-round draft pick was tapped to throw the first pitch at Dodger Stadium on Friday night...

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  7. With Ball, Lakers Break with Me-First Kobe Era, Embrace Magic's We-First Vision

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Lonzo Ball doesn't need to talk a lot to know he's funny. He doesn't need to score to know he's playing great basketball...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 24 hours ago 177,102 reads 0 comments

  8. With Paul George in Waiting, Lakers Strike a Deal to Open Door for His Arrival

    LOS ANGELES — What the bold new Los Angeles Lakers era of team president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka boils down to is this: They believe they can deliver new superstars that others before them could not...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 3 days ago 299,853 reads 0 comments

  9. Rob Pelinka Calls Lonzo Ball 'Transcendent Talent' Compares Impact to Tom Brady

    Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka set the bar high for No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball on Thursday, calling the team's new point guard a "transcendent talent...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 day ago 7,789 reads 0 comments

  10. Lakers Trade Rumors: Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Picks in Paul George Offer

    The Los Angeles Lakers already made one big trade Tuesday. Now they're trying to make it two. ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported the Lakers are attempting to trade the Nos...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 4 days ago 27,579 reads 0 comments

  11. D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Be Traded from Lakers for Brook Lopez, Pick

    The Los Angeles Lakers tabbed D'Angelo Russell as a key piece of their rebuild when they selected him second overall in the 2015 NBA draft. Two years later, the 21-year-old point guard is already on the move...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 days ago 410,789 reads 0 comments

  12. Josh Hart NBA Draft 2017: Scouting Report, Grade for Lakers Rookie

    Looking for the best NBA coverage around? Bleacher Report is the go-to destination. B/R's NBA coverage delivers must-see hardwood analysis on a daily basis. You've never been so ready for some basketball...

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  13. Kyle Kuzma NBA Draft 2017: Scouting Report, Grade for Lakers Rookie

    Looking for the best NBA coverage around? Bleacher Report is the go-to destination. B/R's NBA coverage delivers must-see hardwood analysis on a daily basis. You've never been so ready for some basketball...

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  14. Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart Picked by Lakers in 2017 NBA Draft, Join Lonzo Ball

    The Los Angeles Lakers added some pieces alongside Lonzo Ball for their rebuild in the latter portion of the first round of Thursday's NBA draft in the form of Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 day ago 44,401 reads 0 comments

  15. Luke Walton Comments on LaVar Ball Saying Lonzo Will Lead Lakers to Playoffs

    Lonzo Ball has come under more pressure thanks to repeated lofty comments by his father, LaVar, but his new coach with the Los Angeles Lakers doesn't believe this will be as big of an issue as many think...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 day ago 24,594 reads 0 comments

  16. LaVar Ball Booed as He Leaves 2017 NBA Draft, Throws Big Baller Hat into Crowd

    LaVar Ball was all smiles Thursday when the Los Angeles Lakers selected his son, Lonzo Ball , with the second pick in the NBA draft. That didn't change as he left Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York , to a chorus of jeers...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 day ago 4,736 reads 0 comments

  17. Lonzo Ball Says It's 'Funny' Joel Embiid Told Ben Simmons to Dunk on Him

    If Thursday night was any indication, the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers may soon have a little rivalry on their hands. Shortly after the Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the second pick in the 2017 NBA draft, 2016 No...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 day ago 36,554 reads 0 comments

  18. Magic Johnson Welcomes Lonzo Ball to Lakers Nation on Twitter After Selection

    The greatest point guard in Los Angeles Lakers history welcomed the newest lead guard Thursday after the franchise selected Lonzo Ball with the No...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 day ago 21,348 reads 0 comments

  19. Lonzo Ball's New Lakers-Themed 'ZO2' Shoes by LaVar's Big Baller Brand Revealed

    Lonzo Ball is officially on the Los Angeles Lakers after being selected with the No. 2 pick of the NBA draft. Unsurprisingly, his father LaVar is already trying to cash in. According to Darren Rovell of ESPN...

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  20. Lonzo Ball NBA Draft 2017: Scouting Report, Grade for Lakers Rookie

    Looking for the best NBA coverage around? Bleacher Report is the go-to destination. B/R's NBA coverage delivers must-see hardwood analysis on a daily basis. You've never been so ready for some basketball...

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  21. LaVar Ball Says Lakers Will Make Playoffs Next Season After Lonzo Drafted No. 2

    LaVar Ball’s boisterous nature is not dying down anytime soon. The father of newly minted Los Angeles Laker Lonzo Ball made a playoff guarantee during his on-camera interview at the 2017 NBA draft...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 day ago 69,798 reads 0 comments

  22. Lakers Select Lonzo Ball No. 2 in 2017 NBA Draft as LaVar Predicted

    Lonzo Ball , one of the most unique talents to hit the NBA draft in years, is officially a member of the Los Angeles Lakers after he was taken with the No. 2 pick on Thursday night...

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  23. Lakers News: Latest Paul George Trade Rumors and Nick Young Free-Agency Buzz

    The Los Angeles Lakers are hours away from being on the clock at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York , with the second pick in the NBA draft, but the focus is squarely on deals they could make Thursday and beyond...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 days ago 6,692 reads 0 comments

  24. Lakers Rumors: Latest Trade Talk, Free Agency and Pre-Draft Buzz for Los Angeles

    The Magic Johnson-era kicked off with a subtle move to tank for the 2017 draft. The Los Angeles Lakers traded their top scorer Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a first-round pick...

    Maurice Moton Written by Maurice Moton about 2 days ago 13,245 reads 0 comments

  25. Lakers Favor Drafting Lonzo Ball, With an Eye on Paul George, LeBron James

    LOS ANGELES — For a Los Angeles Lakers franchise that has lost Kobe Bryant and a historic number of games over the past four seasons, the increasing likelihood that Paul ...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 5 days ago 201,839 reads 0 comments