1. Which Number Lakers Jersey Should Kobe Bryant Wear in His Statue — 8 or 24?

    If anyone ever earned the unique—i.e. unwieldy, strange and profoundly audacious—honor of a dual jersey retirement, it’s Kobe Bryant . He delivered three NBA championships to L...

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  2. Lonzo Ball Says He 'Learned a Lot' Working with Steve Nash

    Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball prepared for his NBA debut recently by working out with two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 2 months ago 27,161 reads 0 comments

  3. Lonzo and LaVar Ball Appear on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

    Lonzo Ball and his polarizing father, LaVar, talked high expectations and Big Baller Brand sneaker prices in Thursday's appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show ...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 2 months ago 7,351 reads 0 comments

  4. Magic Johnson Says He Passed on Warriors, Knicks, Pistons Before Joining Lakers

    Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson said he turned down offers from the Golden State Warriors , Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks before joining the L...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 2 months ago 35,863 reads 0 comments

  5. Kobe Bryant Hits the Gym at 4 AM After Lakers Announce His Jersey Retirement

    On Tuesday , the Los Angeles Lakers announced they will retire the No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys that legend Kobe Bryant wore during his tenure with the franchise...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 2 months ago 356 reads 0 comments

  6. Magic Johnson Says Lakers 'Crossed a Line' in Paul George Tampering

    Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson said Tuesday the organization "did cross a line" in its interactions with former Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and noted he takes "full responsibility...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 2 months ago 30,470 reads 0 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant's No. 8, No. 24 Jerseys Both Will Be Retired by Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Tuesday they will retire both the No. 8 and the No. 24 jerseys to honor Kobe Bryant this season. ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne first reported the news...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 2 months ago 1,057 reads 0 comments

  8. Lakers' Brandon Ingram Has Reportedly Grown to 6'11" and Changed Shooting Stroke

    The Los Angeles Lakers will hope Brandon Ingram figuratively grows during his second NBA season. According to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell, the 20-year-old literally grew during the offseason...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 2 months ago 100,324 reads 0 comments

  9. Lakers Rumors: LA Interested in Shabazz Muhammad

    The Los Angeles Lakers could reportedly consider adding small forward Shabazz Muhammad before the start of the 2017-18 NBA season...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 2 months ago 4,131 reads 0 comments

  10. Kobe Bryant's Lakers Jersey Retirement Reportedly Set for Dec. 18 vs. Warriors

    TMZ Sports reported Tuesday that the Los Angeles Lakers are planning to retire Kobe Bryant 's jersey number on Dec. 18 prior to a game against the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center in L...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 2 months ago 75,177 reads 0 comments

  11. 'Ball in the Family' Review: Highlights from Episode 3 of LaVar Ball's Show

    Lonzo Ball figures to face plenty of pressure in the upcoming season as a rookie for the Los Angeles Lakers , but that may fail to compare to the pressure an older brother feels when tested athletically by a younger brother...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 2 months ago 8,309 reads 0 comments

  12. Lonzo Ball Drops Debut Rap Single

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball 's first debut of 2017 won't be on the basketball court. On Thursday, the 19-year-old rookie debuted his rap single "Melo 1," a track featuring Kenneth Paige...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 2 months ago 25,284 reads 0 comments

  13. Lonzo Ball Announces He Will Release 1st Rap Single 'Melo Ball 1' on Friday

    Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball announced on Twitter on Thursday night that he will release a single titled "Melo Ball 1" on Friday...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 3 months ago 4,127 reads 0 comments

  14. Lonzo Ball Says He Isn't Worried About Lil B 'Curse': 'I Don't Believe in That'

    Curses obviously aren't real; nobody should need an athlete to confirm this. Rapper Lil B claims to have the power to hex NBA players . He, of course, doesn't because curses aren't real...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 3 months ago 8,102 reads 0 comments

  15. Magic Johnson Asked Jeanie Buss to Take Lakers Tampering Fine out of His Salary

    Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson said Monday he told team owner Jeanie Buss she could take the $500,000 fine for tampering with former Indiana Pacers forward Paul George out of his salary...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 3 months ago 42,709 reads 0 comments

  16. NBA Tampering 101: 'If You're Not Cheating ... You're Not Trying'

    The most shocking aspect of the NBA 's investigation of the Los Angeles Lakers for tampering with former Indiana Pacers forward Paul George is not that the league found enough evidence to slap the Lakers with a $500,000 fine...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 3 months ago 42,208 reads 0 comments

  17. A Five-Part Blueprint for Lonzo Ball to Win Rookie of the Year

    Lonzo Ball is still learning the ins and outs of NBA life. Sure, he flashed the on-court skills to secure MVP honors in summer league...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 3 months ago 12,560 reads 0 comments

  18. Lonzo Ball Gets Guest-Starring Role on Next Season of 'Fuller House'

    Lonzo Ball can now add professional acting credits to his list of accolades. The rookie Laker will appear alongside the Tanners on the upcoming season of Netflix sitcom Fuller House , a popular spinoff of 90s classic Full House...

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  19. James Worthy: Kevin Durant Comments on Showtime Lakers Lineup 'Ludicrous'

    Kevin Durant would like to have taken James Worthy's spot alongside Magic Johnson on the "Showtime" Lakers from the 1980s, but Worthy called that notion "ludicrous." "Why me?" he asked in an interview with TMZ Sports ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 3 months ago 94,369 reads 0 comments

  20. LaVar Ball Says LeBron James 'Is Coming to LA,' Would Fit with Lonzo on Lakers

    LaVar Ball has a knack for speaking things into existence , so perhaps we should hear him out when he says LeBron James is going to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers next summer...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 111,714 reads 0 comments

  21. If LeBron Chooses Lakers in 2018, Who Could Be His Max Contract Running Mate?

    LOS ANGELES — How often in history would a $500,000 fine be considered good news? After an outside law firm (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz) conducted an investigation ...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 3 months ago 155,325 reads 0 comments

  22. Lakers Rumors: Shabazz Muhammad Reportedly Considering Signing with LA

    Free-agent forward Shabazz Muhammad is reportedly considering signing with the Los Angeles Lakers , according to Bleacher Report's Eric Pincus ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 27,287 reads 0 comments

  23. Lakers Release Statement Expressing Regret After Fine for Paul George Tampering

    The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Thursday that they accepted the tampering charges levied against them by the NBA and subsequent $500,000 fine...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 3 months ago 42,544 reads 0 comments

  24. Lakers Fined $500K After Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka Tamper with Paul George

    The Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $500,000 for violating the NBA 's rules against tampering after an investigation revealed they had impermissible contact with Paul George 's agent, the league announced Thursday...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 3 months ago 72,982 reads 0 comments

  25. Ranking the Los Angeles Lakers' Young Prospects Ahead of 2017-18 NBA Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers haven't so much as sniffed an NBA playoff berth since Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard awkwardly led the 2012-13 superteam -that-wasn't. That's bad news on every front except this: L...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 3 months ago 18,522 reads 0 comments