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'It's more of an aspiration' – LeBron clears up potential NBA ownership

Source | 2 hrs ago.

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James said owning an NBA franchise is more of an aspiration, not a dream. James fielded questions after a story in The Athletic quoted him saying, "Ain't no maybe about it, I'm going to do that s***," when asked about owning a team after he retires. Responding during Saturday's media availability during the All-Star weekend, James told reporters: "I was asked a question and, um, I answered it how I felt at that point in time.

LeBron focusing on Lakers' playoff push after All-Star Game

Source | 13 hrs ago.

LeBron James immediately switched his attention to aiding the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff bid after claiming victory in the NBA All-Star Game. Team LeBron defeated Team Giannis 178-164 on Sunday, the Lakers superstar contributing 19 points with eight rebounds and four assists. James' groin injury, sustained on Christmas Day, coincided with the Lakers' drop in form as they slipped from fourth to 10th in the Western Conference.

Kyle Kuzma named Rising Stars Challenge MVP, leads Team USA past Team World

Source | 1 day ago.

While it was a close battle throughout most of the contest, filled with plenty of highlights expected from an All-Star game, it was Kyle Kuzma that led Team USA to a 161-144 win against Team World at the Spectrum Center. Kuzma, who was named MVP of the game, finished with 35 points, six rebounds and five assists, shooting 15-of-27 from the field and 3-of-10 from the 3-point line. Kuzma has averaged 19.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game so far this season for the Los Angeles Lakers, his second in the league.

Rumor: LeBron James weighs 280 pounds

Source | 1 day ago.

LeBron James is listed at 6-foot-8, 250 pounds. But he also recently missed 18 of 19 Lakers games with a groin injury that undermined his conditioning routine. So, how much does LeBron weigh now?

Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma: 'I'd rather be talked about bad in L.A. than play in Orlando and not get talked about'

Source | 1 day ago.

Kyle Kuzma gained acclaim last season because he played well and played for the Lakers, the NBA's most prominent franchise. Then, LeBron James went to Los Angeles and brought even more attention to the Lakers. .@kylekuzma says the media coverage of the @Lakers doesn't bother him.

D'Angelo Russell glad to be gone from Lakers: 'Best thing that happened in my career'

Source | 2 days ago.

D'Angelo Russell is an All-Star. Bypassed by the Los Angeles Lakers for a newer model after being the No. 2 selection in the 2015 draft, Russell has found his niche in a career year for the upstart Brooklyn Nets, who are competing for a playoff spot. Meanwhile, his replacement Lonzo Ball is coming off a trade deadline that saw him dangled alongside his teammates not named LeBron James in an effort to land Anthony Davis in L.A.

LeBron James on NBA team ownership: 'I'm going to do that s—t'

Source | 2 days ago.

LeBron James is the most famous athlete in the NBA, and in addition to his salary from the Los Angeles Lakers, has a record deal with Nike worth a reported billion dollars. NBA teams are worth north of a billion dollars these days, but it seems as though James could be one of the next major former players to own team. James has even said that is his goal.

Lakers president Magic Johnson: I get fined every time I talk about other players, but nobody else does

Source | 3 days ago.

Magic Johnson got the Lakers fined for tweets he sent while holding a ceremonial executive title. Once he started running the front office, his blinking at Paul George on national TV contributed to the Lakers getting fined again for tampering. Johnson's praise of Giannis Antetokounmpo drew yet another tampering fine.

D'Angelo Russell calls trade from Lakers the 'best thing that happened in my career'

Source | 3 days ago.

D'Angelo Russell is now an Eastern Conference All-Star, albeit as an injury replacement as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Just a short time ago, Russell was a top pick for the Los Angeles Lakers before a trade sent him to New York. Russell is producing for the Nets, although whether he's doing it at an All-Star level is up for some debate.

Here's how LeBron James set himself up to one day own an NBA team

Source | 3 days ago.

LeBron James does not simply say he wants to own an NBA team one day. Joe Vardon detailed for the site's Ink Magazine vertical how the 34-year-old James and those he puts around him could place a bid for a team as soon as tomorrow (given he retired and a team were up for sale). James is bringing in $88.7 million in earnings a year, per a report this week by Forbes, and more than half of that comes from off-the-court work.

Kyle Kuzma: Lakers need to have fun if they're going to make playoffs

Source | 4 days ago.

Kyle Kuzma said the biggest thing the Lakers need to do to make the postseason is to simply have fun. With just 25 games left, however, that strategy may not be enough.

The Lakers are now America's team, for better and worse

Source | 5 days ago.

It wasn't that long ago — 15 days, to be exact — that Tom Brady sat behind a podium at Atlanta's State Farm Arena on the NFL's Super Bowl Opening Night and smoothly handled all the love, adulation and attempted humor that came his way. Tuesday night in the same arena, just a few feet from where Brady had set up, LeBron James didn't exactly hear songs of praise: Yes, that's Atlanta's let-the-world-burn fan contingent, shouting, “Kobe's better! at James.

Magic Johnson backtracks on hugging untraded Lakers

Source | 6 days ago.

Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac (who got sent to the Clippers in another deal), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley – named in reports of Los Angeles' offers to the Pelicans.

LeBron James claims he had no ulterior motive with eyebrow-raising NBA All-Star draft

Source | 8 days ago.

As the dust settled from the first publicly televised NBA All-Star draft, there was a single narrative around the rosters that was obvious to even a casual NBA observer. LeBron James had filled his team with players his Los Angeles Lakers are going to be quite interested in this summer. With his first three picks, James took Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard, all in line to be free agents this offseason.

LeBron James on hand to watch human highlight reel Zion Williamson key major Duke win

Source | 8 days ago.

In addition to being one of the greatest athletes in modern history, LeBron James is among the biggest sports fans around too. The Los Angeles Lakers star is apt to appear at big events from the World Series to the College Football Playoff — in addition to eight straight NBA Finals. Saturday was no different as James had a day off before playing the Philadelphia 76ers and traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia, to see the No.

LeBron James loved Charles Barkley's hilarious Anthony Davis tampering joke

Source | 9 days ago.

Charles Barkley made a perfect joke about LeBron James' “tampering” efforts to land Anthony Davis — and James loved it. LeBron James had been accused of “tampering” after many felt he personally was attempting to help the Lakers' front office bring New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis to Los Angeles. Charles Barkley, while talking with James and Giannis Antetokounmpo live while they were drafting for the All-Star teams, figured that out quickly.

In wake of Anthony Davis trade drama, Magic Johnson to meet with Lakers' players

Source | 9 days ago.

From the perspective of the young Lakers core — guys who had never heard their names in serious trade rumors before, let alone at the insane volume that came with the Anthony Davis talks — it had to be disturbing. Did LeBron James want them traded? Can the young Lakers put this behind them and make a playoff push behind a finally-healthy LeBron?

LaVar Ball rips Luke Walton, claims son Lonzo better than LeBron James

Source | 10 days ago.

LaVar Ball rips Luke Walton, claims son Lonzo better than LeBron James originally appeared on One could be biased when it comes to their own children. This turns into an extreme case when talking about LaVar Ball. Speaking of LaVar, his Wednesday interview on ESPN's Undisputed might leave you shaking your head.

Rumor: Pelicans tried to sabotage Lakers' chemistry through Anthony Davis trade rumors

Source | 11 days ago.

When Anthony Davis requested a trade, the Pelicans said their decision “will not be dictated by those outside of our organization. We have also requested the League to strictly enforce the tampering rules associated with this transaction. Davis got fined, but it's obvious New Orleans' ire wasn't directed at only him.

LaVar Ball says LeBron and Lakers won't win a championship without Lonzo

Source | 11 days ago.

LaVar Ball attends a Lakers-Kings game at Staples Center on Dec. 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. When LaVar Ball has an opinion, he'll seemingly talk about it with anyone who has a camera. With the NBA trade deadline close and his son, Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers, coming up in trade talks, he's had lots and lots of opinions lately.

Trade Deadline Blog

Source | 11 days ago.

PM Less than 30 minutes to go until the deadline! I've been doing this for 4.5 hours with minimal breaks to shovel water and beans into my mouth, but my resolve is strong. Let's finish strong here!

Report: All quiet on Anthony Davis front for Lakers as trade deadline approaches

Source | 11 days ago.

Anthony Davis reportedly isn't interested in signing a long-term deal anywhere he lands, be it the Los Angeles Lakers or somewhere else.

Bulls, Lakers have reportedly been in Jabari Parker trade talks

Source | 12 days ago.

Bulls, Lakers have reportedly been in Jabari Parker trade talks originally appeared on Since Jabari Parker has seen his role with the Bulls drastically cut, it has been viewed as only a matter of time until he gets traded. According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, a Jabari Parker trade to the Los Angeles Lakers could happen in the next few days. He talked about this on his podcast, The Hoop Collective.

LaVar Ball rips Anthony Davis, says Luke Walton turned Lonzo 'into a loser'

Source | 12 days ago.

With the limelight glowing, new life has filled the LaVar hype machine, and he's using the opportunity to rip the Lakers and their power players as Lonzo Ball is repeatedly mentioned in reported trade proposals. LaVar rips Magic Johnson, Luke Walton Magic Johnson is in LaVar's crosshairs in a recent interview with the “Doug & Wolf” show on Arizona's 98.7 FM, but head coach Luke Walton takes the brunt of his ire for turning Lonzo “into a loser. Luke Walton was the worst coach he ever had,” LaVar told Doug & Wolf.

Report: Lakers offering eight players for Anthony Davis

Source | 13 days ago.

The Lakers reportedly improved their offer for Anthony Davis. How much? Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times: The deal could include Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac and Moritz Wagner.