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Danny Green Makes Serious Warning Involving LeBron James LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are not in the playoff picture in the Western Conference, but Toronto Raptors shooting guard Danny Green still believes the purple and gold are a dangerous team.

Watch: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade connect on alley-oop in 2019 NBA All-Star Game Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Lakers forward LeBron James reminded everyone of an iconic moment at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.

Andre Iguodala Replaces LeBron James As NBA Players Association First Vice President The NBA Players Association announced Andre Iguodala as the union's newly-elected First Vice President, replacing LeBron James as his term expired. Iguodala's four-year term takes immediate effect. He previously served as Vice President on the NBAPA Executive Committee.

NBA Rumors: Lakers 'Privately Concerned' With LeBron James' Mobility Since Returning From Groin Injury Perhaps more concerning is that the Lakers reportedly are concerned with James' health and mobility since having returned from his groin strain nearly three weeks ago, via Joe Vardon of The Athletic:. If James is truly still reeling from his previous groin strain, his play on the court - at least statistically - hasn't given any indications.

Purple & Bold: The NBA All-Star Game is even weirder than you think Editor's note: The following is from the Purple and Gold newsletter for Monday, Feb. 18, covering the Lakers and the NBA from beat writers Kyle Goon and Mirjam Swanson. To get the Purple and Bold newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.

Lakers Legend Shaquille O'Neal Relinquishes 'Superman' Nickname To Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo The major exception to that is Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo who is putting up points in the paint at a level not seen since Shaquille O'Neal was dominating for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Los Angeles Lakers: How Dell Demps firing impacts Anthony Davis trade Dell Demps was fired just before the All-Star festivities. You were at the game on Thursday night when the drama went down. Two part question here. First question: Did Anthony Davis go passive-aggressive, in your opinion, leaving early to get his MRI and not staying?

Ben Simmons Opens up About LeBron James Joining Lakers Over Sixers Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons spoke to Kevin Hart about LeBron James choosing the Los Angeles Lakers in NBA free agency and also their relationship.

Magic says tampering standard harsher for Lakers than others It appears Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson won't be talking about opposing players anymore - even when asked. Johnson and the Lakers have come under fire several times for perceived tampering, and Johnson indicated in an interview with Carolina Blitz that he is held to a different standard than other executives.

2019 NBA All-Star Game Charlotte: Steph Curry Considers Reverse Slam Dunk 'Redemption' For Slipping Against Lakers Golden State Warriors MVP Stephen Curry said his reverse slam dunk during the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte made up for slipping against the Lakers.

Los Angeles Lakers Now Underdogs to Make the NBA playoffs After initially having even odds to make the playoffs, the LA Lakers are now underdogs to make the postseason after the odds shifted.

Podcast: Can LeBron James and the Lakers turn things around and make the playoffs? The Lakers have quite a bit of work to do. But if LeBron James still has anything left in the tank, now is the time to step up, both on and off the court.

Ranking the members of LeBron's All-Star squad by who the Lakers should pursue first There are no NBA games until Thursday, so to fill the space until then, there's no better time to break down LeBron James' All-Star Game-winning squad and the prospects of him getting that band back together this summer. Sure, he's not getting that whole team of greats as his Lakers squad in 2019-20.

2019 NBA All-Star Game: At Request Of LeBron James, Head Coach Mike Malone Allowed Team LeBron To Watch J. Cole Halftime Performance Under One Conditi Cole's halftime performance. "I was in the coaches' locker room, and LeBron asked if the team could go out and watch the J. Cole concert," Malone began to explain.

The Athletic's NBA Power Rankings: Lay of the land for the… Welcome to The Athletic's NBA Power Rankings. Every week, we ask all of our NBA writers to rank the teams from 1-30. Here are the collective results after the first 18 weeks of the 2018-19 season. While the All-Star break isn't the halfway point of the regular season, it signals the stretch run as we approach the playoffs.

Reggie Bullock skipped his NBA All-Star Weekend vacation plans to meet with LGBTQ youths in North Carolina, and wants to make an impact in Los Angeles New Lakers guard Reggie Bullock went home to North Carolina during the NBA All-Star break to continue his work with the LGBTQ community he’s supported since the death of his transgender sister in 2014.

RUMOR: One Big Reason Why LeBron James Had Interest In Joining Nuggets LeBron James' longstanding relationship with Michael Malone was a reason why LeBron had at least a little interest in the Denver Nuggets.

LeBron James Focused On Getting Lakers Back To 'Level Of Basketball' They Played For Playoff Push After playing in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game, LeBron James explained where his focus is for the Los Angeles Lakers as they look to make a playoff push.

Brandon Ingram is quietly improving at just the right time for the Lakers Overlooked amongst the recent Lakers losses and off-the-court hoopla has been yet another impressive offensive stretch from Brandon Ingram.

Los Angeles Lakers: 3 big questions following 2019 NBA All-Star break Heading into the stretch run, the Los Angeles Lakers will have many questions that need answering in order to make a postseason run. As the NBA reaches its…

LeBron James' Emotional Description Of Final All-Star Game With Dwyane Wade Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James got one last chance to share the hardwood with longtime friend and draftmate Dwyane Wade as part of Team LeBron during the All-Star Game on Sunday. Asked of what it means to share this moment with his former Miami Heat teammate, James argued it was a bittersweet time in the last few days.

Lakers Rumors: LA 'Privately Concerned' About LeBron James' Groin Injury The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly have worries that extend beyond their position in the Western Conference standings. According to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, the team is "privately a little concerned" about LeBron James' health and intensity.

Report: LeBron's play since return has Lakers 'a little concerned' LeBron James has been putting up great numbers since returning to the court after a groin injury sidelined him for 17 games, but the Los Angeles Lakers are nevertheless said to be "a little concerned" about his overall level of play. James has played in six of seven games since his return on Jan.

RUMOR: The Lakers' Concerning Evaluation Of LeBron James Since Return From Groin Injury LeBron James still hasn't quite looked like himself since his return from a groin injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers are just a little worried.

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