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Lonzo Ball rusty in return, likes playing with Isaiah Thomas

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 hrs ago.

Dallas’ Dennis Smith Jr. gave him space, so Ball put up the shot — and drained it. Lonzo Ball returned to the Lakers for the first time in 15 games following an MCL sprain. “I thought he looked good, I thought his shot looked good,” said Lakers coach Luke Walton, noting that he could have played Ball a little more under the minutes restriction.

Jazz host Mavericks looking to start new winning streak

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 hrs ago.

Rebuilding momentum becomes the newest task for Utah. The Jazz had their 11-game winning streak snapped with a loss to Portland in their first game back from the NBA All-Star break. Now they feel a bit of pressure to get back on track against Dallas on Saturday night.

Why Does Kobe Bryant Not Want to Convince Players to Join the Lakers?

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers may well be looking to add some world-class free agents to their roster in the summer, but Kobe Bryant will not be helping with the recruitment process. Before the trade deadline, the Lakers acquired Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first round pick, while sending Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. to Ohio. Kobe Bryant addresses the crowd as both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired in December 2017.

Ball returning to Lakers' lineup, will be on minutes limit

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers are doing something that sounds more suited for LaVar Ball: Putting Lonzo Ball on restriction. The high-profile rookie and second pick in the 2017 NBA Draft will make his long-awaited return to the Lakers' lineup on Friday night as the club hosts the Dallas Mavericks in its first game after the All-Star break. Ball has missed the Lakers' last 15 games with a sprained left knee, his last game coming on Jan. 13 against Dallas.

Why Does Kobe Bryant Not Want to Convince Players to Join the Lakers?

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers may well be looking to add some world-class free agents to their roster in the summer, but Kobe Bryant will not be helping with the recruitment process. Before the trade deadline, the Lakers acquired Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first round pick, while sending Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. to Ohio. Kobe Bryant addresses the crowd as both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired in December 2017.

Larry Nance Jr. to wear his dad's retired No. 22 with Cavs

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

The Cavaliers will again have a No. 22, and he looks eerily familiar. Larry Nance Jr. is getting to honor his father by wearing his dad's retired No. 22 jersey with the Cavs, who worked with the NBA to make the unique tribute possible. "My dad's jersey will get to stay retired in the rafters, so, I couldn't be happier with it," Nance Jr. said Thursday night before making his home debut with the Cavs, who recently acquired him in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Watch Fergie's Disastrous National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 days ago.

Fergie's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the NBA All-Star Game was met with criticism and derision Sunday night after the Black Eyed Peas singer opted to turn the National Anthem into a bluesy torch song. Throughout Fergie's sultry two-and-a-half-minute version, a "low chuckle rumbled through the sold-out" Staples Center, the Associated Press reported, with some basketball players, including Draymond Green, unable to suppress their laughter during the performance. During halftime, after Shaquille O'Neal called Fergie's rendition "sexy," Charles Barkley quipped that he "needed a cigarette" following the performance.

Team LeBron edges Team Steph 148-145 in NBA All-Star Game

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 days ago.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant swarmed all over Stephen Curry in the final seconds, preventing the NBA's best shooter from finding even a patch of open air to launch a tying 3-pointer. After James and Curry got to draft their own teams, this exhibition really seemed to matter to basketball's best. James scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 34.5 seconds to play, winning his third All-Star Game MVP award while his team rallied to win an uncommonly entertaining edition of the event, beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night.

Lakers’ Channing Frye has appendectomy in Cleveland

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 6 days ago.

Lakers forward Channing Frye has undergone an appendectomy. The team announced Saturday that its new acquisition had the laparoscopic procedure Friday night in Cleveland. The Lakers say Frye will be re-evaluated after he returns to Los Angeles next weekend.

Russell Westbrook to Lakers fans chanting for Paul George: ‘Paul ain’t going nowhere. It’s over for that’ (video)

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 7 days ago.

Lakers fans attending All-Star media day burst into a “We want Paul!” chant when Paul George was shown on a screen. “That’s out!” Westbrook said. Paul George is about three booths down from Russell Westbrook.

Charles Barkley once thought he was getting traded, so he played drunk (VIDEO)

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 7 days ago.

Charles Barkley is one of the NBA’s most iconic players, with the stories surrounding him perhaps more entertaining than the rambling, jovial character we see on TNT during national broadcasts. In a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Barkley said that he had heard from his agent that he was going to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Barkley went out to celebrate with his friends, got drunk, then later learned the deal had fallen through.

Kobe Bryant: If you need Lakers to recruit you, ‘you ain’t the one’

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 7 days ago.

The Lakers will pursue star free agents this summer and/or next. If Kobe Bryant had his way, the Lakers won’t roll out the red carpet for any of those players. “You know, the thing about this franchise is that you shouldn’t need recruiting to come in it,” Bryant said.

Lonzo Ball on LaVar Ball’s threat: ‘No reaction. I always just play. He always talks’

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 7 days ago.

LaVar Ball said Lonzo Ball wouldn’t re-sign with the Lakers unless they also signed LiAngelo Ball (and maybe LaMelo Ball, though LaVar wasn’t quite as clear about his third son). The earliest Lonzo could unilaterally leave Los Angeles is 2022, but he addressed his father’s comments now. “No reaction,” Lonzo said of his father’s threat.

Kobe: If a player needs convincing to play for Lakers, 'he ain't the one'

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 8 days ago.

Kobe Bryant didn't mince words when he told ESPN's Jalen Rose that only a "special" kind of player can be a?Los Angeles Laker. The future Hall of Famer, who played his entire 20-year career with the Lakers, was asked whether he would help the team recruit free agents this summer, given the amount of salary-cap space and young talent the franchise has as it attempts to climb back to a championship level. After laughing off the idea of "coddling" players (or "babysitting" them, Rose suggested) and boasting his rings and team banners, Bryant didn't hold back. "You know, the thing about this franchise is that you shouldn't need recruiting to come in it," Bryant said. "It takes a special person to

Adam Silver on Magic Johnson tampering fine: ‘Stop talking about players on other teams’

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 8 days ago.

Last summer, the Lakers were hit with a $500,000 fine when Lakers president Magic Johnson went on the Jimmy Kimmel show and “wink, wink” talked about bringing Paul George to the Los Angeles. It was pretty clear he was going to get fined by the league for tampering the second the words came out of his mouth, even if that had 0.0 percent chance of impacting PG13’s decision. Last week, Magic and the Lakers were hit with a $50,000 fine because Magic had been asked to comment on Giannis Antetokounmpo and Magic praised him as a future MVP and someone who could win titles — never mentioning bringing him to the Lakers once.

Listen to Lonzo Ball's Debut Album 'Born 2 Ball'

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 9 days ago.

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball dropped his debut mixtape, Born 2 Ball, under the rap moniker Zo on Thursday. The tape’s official artwork is an old family photo of Lonzo as a baby, alongside his father, LaVar Ball. As reported by Hip Hop N More, Lonzo’s friend Kenneth Paige helped with a few songs on Born 2 Ball, but the project doesn’t boast any features from big name artists.

Paul Pierce lifts 2008 Larry O'Brien trophy as Celtics retire No. 34

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 10 days ago.

BOSTON -- Less than a decade after tears filled his eyes as he raised the Boston Celtics' 2008 title banner, Paul Pierce was all smiles as his No. 34 went to the rafters at TD Garden during a jersey retirement celebration Sunday following the Celtics' 121-99 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Surrounded by his family, Pierce watched his No. 34 jersey takes its place alongside other Celtics legends and Boston's 17 championship banners. He then grabbed the Larry O'Brien trophy from the 2008 NBA Finals and raised it in celebration at center court as Celtics fans roared and serenaded him with a "Thank You Paul Pierce" chant. "When you are forever with the Celtics, you're forever," Pierce said following

Lonzo Ball likely out until after All-Star break

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 10 days ago.

Looks like Lonzo Ball will not be part of All-Star weekend in Los Angeles. Ball has been out with what the team has called a sprained MCL in his knee for the past 13 games, and he has played in just five games total since Christmas. While he practiced with the team on Tuesday and reportedly looked good, the Lakers are not bringing him back until after the All-Star break.

Lonzo Ball Channels His Inner ‘Migo’ On ‘Lip Sync Battle’

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 11 days ago.

Lonzo Ball has been taking some time away from the ball court after being sidelined with a strained MCL, but that doesn’t mean that he’s had to sideline his side gig as a rapper. In the clip of Thursday’s episode — in which Lonzo will take on his father LaVar in a Big Baller Brand showdown of epic proportions — the athlete hit the show decked out in a flashy leather jacket, dark shades and some dreadlocks to get his best Migos impression on, performing the Atlanta trio’s smash hit “Bad and Boujee.” Ball bounced around a crowd of dancing women, in a diner serving gold chicken drumsticks.

LaVar Ball: Lonzo Ball won’t re-sign with Lakers unless they sign LiAngelo

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 12 days ago.

When LaVar Ball said Luke Walton lost the Lakers, some players strongly defended their coach. Not LaVar’s son, Lonzo Ball. The promising rookie didn’t commit to either side. That, and the Lakers’ on-the-record silence on the issue, sparked speculation

LaVar Ball incorrectly thinks his son Lonzo can just leave the Lakers in two years

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 12 days ago.

Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball hasn’t played since Jan. 13 with a knee injury. LaVar Ball hasn’t been in the news for a while, so LaVar Ball said some incendiary stuff. The blustering father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball laid out his master plan for all three of his sons to play on the same NBA team in 2020-21 to Lithuanian basketball reporter Donatas Urbonas.

Isaiah Thomas Comes Off Bench in First Game With Lakers

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 13 days ago.

Isaiah Thomas does not want to come off the bench. "[Isaiah] IS NOT COMING OFF THE BENCH," Goodwin texted ESPN's Rachel Nichols shortly after the deal, leading Nichols to suggest that Thomas could ask for a buyout if he does not start. Despite that ominous message, Goodwin told USA Today's Sam Amick that Thomas was 'ecstatic' about the opportunity to play up-tempo with a young team in Los Angeles.

Isaiah Thomas on trade to Lakers: ‘It was a surprise’

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 13 days ago.

One year ago this week, Isaiah Thomas was on his way to the All-Star game in a season where he went on to be fifth in MVP voting and being an All-NBA player. This year he’s coming off a hip injury that sidelined him for the first half of the season, and Thomas has been a shell of the player he was last season. Add to that the waves he was creating in the Cleveland and the Cavaliers front office felt it couldn’t wait any longer and had to move on — they traded him to the Lakers.

Watch: Isaiah Thomas Discusses His Trade to the Lakers

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 14 days ago.

Isaiah Thomas said his trade to the Lakers is a "new chapter" as he talked about the deal that sent him to Los Angeles on Saturday. When asked if he was happy about how the trade went down, he said he's just focused on the Lakers now. ???? Isaiah Thomas talks about the trade that brought him to LA and what he can contribute to the purple and gold.

Any substantive Luol Deng trade talks? Laughing Magic Johnson: ‘We wish’ (video)

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 14 days ago.

Luol Deng has one of – shoutout Joakim Noah for the last two words – the NBA’s worst contracts. He’s due $36.81 million over the next two seasons, and the Lakers badly want to clear that money to chase star free agents. They obviously didn’t dump Deng