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UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 1:36 p.m.

Lance Stephenson accepts LeBron’s call to team up for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Lance Stephenson and second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk. Stephenson appeared in all 82 games for Indiana last season, averaging 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

It’s official: Lakers announce LeBron James has signed

The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of LeBron James as a free agent Monday night, confirming the seismic shift created by the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player’s decision to …


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

LeBron James agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James is signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving Cleveland for the second time in his career. James’ management group sent a release saying he has agreed to a …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 1:21 p.m.

Magic Johnson: I’ll step down if I don’t land free agents for Lakers

Magic Johnson is betting his job on his free-agent recruiting skills for the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson says he will step down as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations if …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams signs NBA Summer League contract with Los Angeles Lakers

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams will play with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Summer League, the forward confirmed in a text message.


NBA Capsules: Lakers roll past Cavaliers 127-113; Raptors win 8th straight

Julius Randle had a career-high 36 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers auditioned for LeBron James’ favor in free agency with a 127-113 victory over …


LaVar Ball: If Lakers don’t draft LiAngelo, Lonzo will leave in free agency

LaVar Ball proclaimed in an interview with Lithuanian basketball reporter Donatas Urbonas he will instruct his oldest son to leave the Lakers in free agency if the team opts not …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

AP source: Cavaliers overhaul roster with trades of Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade

With the stunning force of a LeBron James dunk, the Cavaliers shattered their roster. Cleveland completely changed its look – and perhaps its chances of winning an NBA title this …


Lonzo Ball to miss Lakers’ Christmas game with shoulder sprain

Lonzo Ball has a sprained left shoulder and will sit out of the Lakers’ game against Minnesota on Christmas night.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

LeBron James gets 59th triple-double, Cavs beat Lonzo Ball’s Lakers 121-112

LeBron James recorded his 59th career triple-double, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 121-112 win over rookie Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers. James finished with 25 points, 12 …


NBA Capsules: Kristaps Porzingis, Michael Beasley lead Knicks past Lakers

Kristaps Porzingis had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Michael Beasley made the biggest plays in overtime, and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-109 on Tuesday night.


LiAngelo Ball, LaMelo Ball sign with Lithuanian basketball team

When LiAngelo Ball withdrew from UCLA last week, reports emerged that his father, LaVar, wanted both the 19-year-old and his 16-year-old brother, LaMelo, who was pulled out of high school …


Lakers rally from 19-point deficit to beat Bulls 103-94

Kyle Kuzma had 22 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 11 of his 21 in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point deficit in the second half …


Metta World Peace joins Lakers’ G League team as assistant coach

Metta World Peace has joined the Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA G League affiliate as a player development coach.



UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 6:18 p.m.

Lakers to retire Kobe Bryant’s 2 jersey numbers in December

One retired jersey number just isn’t enough for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers announced that they will retire Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 in a …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Lakers fined $500K by NBA for tampering involving Paul George

New Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka’s contact with Paul George’s agent violated the NBA’s anti-tampering rule and has resulted in Los Angeles being fined $500,000. The league says that a …


NBA investigating Lakers amid Paul George tampering allegation

The NBA is investigating whether the Los Angeles Lakers tampered with All-Star forward Paul George while he was under contract with the Indiana Pacers.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre returning to Japanese pro team

Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre is returning to Japan for a second season with the Hitachi Sunrockers.


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Basketball Hall of Famer John Kundla dies at 101

John Kundla, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships, died Sunday. He was 101.


Top picks shine as NBA summer league finishes with Lakers win

Kyle Kuzma had 30 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lakers to a 110-98 victory over the Trail Blazers.


NBA Summer League: Lakers overcome Ball’s injury to beat Mavs

LAS VEGAS – Lonzo Ball’s bid for a third straight triple-double was short-circuited by a calf injury. The lead he helped the Los Angeles Lakers build while he was in …


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the future of the NBA arrived Thursday night. Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past.


Playing both sides: Markelle Fultz happy to land with Lakers, Celtics

Markelle Fultz has gone through an hour-long private workout for the Los Angeles Lakers and a meeting with the team’s top brass at their training complex. The Maryland-born University of …


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball at the top, Zach Collins at 14; projecting the NBA lottery picks

The world learned the order of selections for next month’s NBA draft Tuesday night, with the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers winning the top three picks. Now …


Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

The Boston Celtics have won the NBA draft lottery, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago. The Los Angeles Lakers were other big winners. …


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Plenty of teams nervous on eve of NBA draft lottery

The Boston Celtics are trying to go from No. 1 seed to No. 1 pick. The Los Angeles Lakers don’t need to be first, but they sure better not be …


Rob Pelinka’s L.A. challenge is one that few can truly understand

Rob Pelinka is taking on a challenge few can truly understand.


NBA Capsules: Dirk Nowitzki hits 30,000-point mark in Dallas win

rk Nowitzki scored the 20 points he needed for 30,000 in his career in barely more than a quarter, and the Dallas Mavericks celebrated with their second straight easy home …


Column: Lakers can’t count on celebrity to bring back glory

Chasing celebrity isn’t mentioned anywhere in the first chapter of the playbook to NBA relevance. It hasn’t worked in New York, where Phil Jackson’s 11 rings haven’t helped turn around …