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'The Last Dance,' documentary looking at Michael Jordan's sixth NBA title, to be released this month ESPN originally was planning to release the documentary in June, when this season's NBA Finals were to be played, but those plans were accelerated. "April 19th can't come fast enough. I CAN NOT WAIT!!" Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James tweeted upon hearing news of the series' long-awaited release.
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar donates 900 safety goggles to UCLA Health amid coronavirus pandemic NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was known for his mean skyhook and the goggles he wore when he was winning championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s.
Let’s appreciate a Laker: Larry Nance Jr., and his emphatic dunks Los Angeles had their own Larry Legend for two and a half glorious seasons, and his name was Larry Nance Jr.
The end-of-season scenarios that could shape the Lakers'… No amount of creativity within the walls of the commissioner's office can manipulate the curve of the novel coronavirus. So we wait.
Podcast: All-Time Lakers Draft With the NBA currently on hold, it's a good time to look back on stars and teams of the past. On the latest episode of the Lakers Outsiders Podcast, Gary Lester, Kyle Hartwick, and Honi Ahmadian take turns drafting their All-Time Los Angeles Lakers teams.
Lakers History: Kobe Sinks Clutch Free Throws After Tearing Achilles Even at 34 and with a hand full of rings, the Black Mamba was never satisfied. Gunning for the 8th seed in a stacked Western Conference, Kobe Bryant had played 226 out of a possible 240 minutes in five games in April. Mike D'Antoni's banged up squad had won 8 of their last 9 games to get back in the playoff picture.
LeBron James Volunteers To Be Gordon Ramsay's Sous Chef For Taco Tuesday Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James is on board with getting "quarantined" in a house alongside celebrities including television chef Gordon Ramsay. James, 35, responded to the reality television host of "Hell's Kitchen" on Tuesday afternoon.
Derek Fisher Talks About Kobe Bryant's Passing, Hall Of Fame Induction Former Lakers player Derek Fisher spoke to ESPN about Kobe Bryant's passing, his Hall of Fame induction and support of women's sports.
Former Morningside basketball coach Carl Franklin dies Carl Franklin, who coached NBA players Byron Scott and Elden Campbell at Inglewood Morningside High and spent more than 40 years as an educator, administrator and coach, died Tuesday morning at a hospital in Los Angeles after a short illness, according to a family member.
Why Kobe Bryant had a better career than Tim Duncan Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and San Antonio Spurs icon Tim Duncan were both named Hall of Famers this past weekend, as was Kevin Garnett. As both Bryant and Duncan won five championships apiece, there has been many debates going on lately about who had the better career between the two legends.
Best of Lakers-Pistons A perfect hybrid of deep footage and moments we just experienced, Lakers Pistons is here to show it all.
Best of Lakers-Raptors A look back at some nights that made our history. Trust us, you'll want to see this.
Best of Lakers-Cavs Iconic is what sums up these highlights. We're grateful we can always take another glance back.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivers 1,800 goggles to health care workers UCLA and Lakers legend donates 900 goggles to each UCLA Health and Scripps Health, with a message to health care workers: ‘You guys are awesome.’.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar donates 900 pairs of safety goggles to UCLA Health Standing at 7'2", Abdul-Jabbar would get poked in the face a lot during his playing days, and it got so bad that, at the tail end of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, he committed to wearing goggles full-time.
Lakers News: Charles Barkley Calls Kobe Bryant 'Best Player I've Ever Seen Other Than Michael Jordan' Phoenix Suns legend Charles Barkley calls Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant 'best player I've ever seen other than' Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan.
Report: Lakers senior level staff to defer 20 percent of salary in response to coronavirus The Lakers franchise has now taken this a step further, as members of their "senior level staff" have voluntarily deferred 20% of their salaries to stay with the franchise as a whole.
Kevin Garnett says not having Kobe Bryant at Hall of Fame ceremony will 'affect everybody' The day was already set to be emotional, but with Bryant's tragic death still fresh, Kevin Garnett told Shams Charania of The Athletic, Garnett said that he expects the ceremony to be extra emotional.
Lakers to ask top executives to voluntarily defer 20% of salary The Lakers plan to ask top-level executives to voluntarily defer 20% of their pay as the team navigates its finances during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to people familiar with the situation. The requests have not been made, but will be done in hopes of avoiding cuts that impact lower level staff members.
Why Tim Duncan had a NBA better career than Kobe Bryant Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant - along with Kevin Garnett - have been elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in one of the most star-studded Hall of Fame classes in NBA history. We know that Duncan and Bryant are two of the greatest players of their era and two of the greatest players to ever step on the hardwood, period.
In Desperate Attempt at Publicity, Washington Wizards Sign Harry Potter to One-Year Contract "Potter will be making the league minimum for his first year," Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard says.
The incredible story of LeBron James building a gym on a McDonald's commercial set Luol Deng told an incredible star about LeBron James' work ethic, and it involved setting up a gym on a McDonald's commercial set.
Lakers News: Jared Dudley Gives LeBron James 'Edge' Over Giannis Antetokounmpo For 2019-20 NBA MVP According to Michael Lee of The Athletic, Dudley had to give James the edge over Antetokounmpo: eval;. Dudley argued that while Antetokounmpo has posted better numbers, James' overall impact on the game is unmatched. eval; There is certainly plenty of truth to Dudley's comments.
Los Angeles Lakers: A hindsight tweak to make to the Anthony Davis trade The Los Angeles Lakers were reportedly keeping Kuzma out of any trade talks during last summer when they were working out a deal for a second superstar, committing to him as the one young asset that they would keep on the roster. The hindsight portion of this trade does not even include the weird fit that the Lakers created by doing this.
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