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Cousins, his replacement on Lakers both ejected

Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. The Los Angeles Lakers exchanged DeMarcus Cousins’ roster spot for Markieff Morris back in February. In Cousins’ first game against his former team Sunday, he and Morris […]

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Lakers hope to visit White House after Joe Biden takes office, per report

The Lakers reportedly hope to resume the tradition of visiting the White House following a championship season — but only after President-elect Joe Biden takes office. Yahoo Sports, citing league sources, reported any Lakers plans to visit the White House would depend on several factors. Those include not only revamped COVID-19 protocols, but also whether Biden’s […]

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NBA Power Rankings: Risers and fallers after a wild opening week

The LA Clippers, thanks to an impressive 2-0 start — a season-opening win over the Los Angeles Lakers and a Christmas Day triumph against the Denver Nuggets — might have had the inside track for No. 1 in our latest NBA Power Rankings. Then Sunday happened. In a matinee showdown, the Dallas Mavericks built a […]

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Lakers won’t unveil title banner without fans

Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. LOS ANGELES — When ABC announcer Mike Breen called the closing seconds of the Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA Finals-clinching victory in October, he proclaimed, “Banner No. 17 […]

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Pau Gasol eyes Lakers return, playing with Marc

Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) is a senior writer for ESPN Digital and Print. Pau Gasol is working toward what he hopes will be an NBA comeback and a spot on Spain’s Olympic team in Tokyo, the six-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion told ESPN on Wednesday. Gasol, 40, has identified the Los Angeles Lakers as one […]

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NBA Power Rankings: Who are the best teams in the league now?

The league looks a little different since our last rundown of all 30 teams. Star guards Russell Westbrook and John Wall swapped teams. Jrue Holiday and Gordon Hayward changed uniforms. The Philadelphia 76ers got a new head coach and a new president of basketball operations. What about the Los Angeles Lakers? L.A. appears even stronger […]

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LeBron: ‘Younger’ Lakers can repeat as champs

Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. LeBron James is confident that the Los Angeles Lakers’ offseason moves will put them in position to defend their NBA championship. “We can [repeat]. I mean, it’s […]

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Sources: AD to wait before committing to Lakers

Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 While All-NBA forward Anthony Davis is on course to eventually agree on a new deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, no formal commitment is expected to come in the immediate days following the start of free agency Friday, sources told ESPN. Rich Paul, Klutch Sports CEO […]

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Lakers, LeBron to find balance after short layoff

Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. LOS ANGELES – Ready or not, the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers will be playing preseason games in less than a month. That means L.A.’s soon-to-be 36-year-old […]