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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 …


Reeling Lakers return to practice for 1st time in Magic era

Magic Johnson has spoken to the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time since taking over as president of basketball operations. The Hall of Famer’s words were brief, with some …


Bill Plaschke: Can the greatest Laker ever save the worst Lakers ever?

The Los Angeles Lakers now belong to Earvin Johnson, and there’s nothing magic about it.


Magic Johnson’s return means many things for the Los Angeles Lakers

If there was any doubt that big changes were coming to the Los Angeles Lakers, they went away Thursday morning, when the team stunned the basketball world with the announcement …


Lakers snap 11-game skid versus rival Clippers, 111-102

Nick Young and Timofey Mozgov scored 19 points apiece and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their 11-game losing streak in their rivalry with the Los Angeles Clippers with a 111-102 …


Lakers’ Nick Young didn’t learn lesson

It looks like Lakers guard Nick Young hasn’t learned much about fireworks safety from New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.


Lakers hire Warriors assistant Luke Walton as head coach

Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers.


Kobe Bryant says farewell after 20 years with the LA Lakers

Kobe Bryant is down to one last shot, and everybody knows he’s going to take it.


Westbrook’s triple double lifts Thunder

Russell Westbrook had 21 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds to help the Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 111-107 on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.


Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season

Kobe Bryant has decided to retire after this season, ending his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.


Former Husky Robert Upshaw signs 2-year deal with L.A. Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Robert Upshaw to a multiyear contract, the Lakers announced Monday. The 7-foot Upshaw led the nation with 4.5 blocked …


Lakers plan to sign Williams, Bass

The Los Angeles Lakers say they plan to sign guard Lou Williams, last season’s Sixth Man of the Year, and forward Brandon Bass. Williams averaged a career-high 15.5 points and …


Former MVP Steve Nash announces retirement after 19 seasons

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash announced his retirement after a 19-year NBA career that included two MVP awards. The 41-year-old Canadian made the announcement Saturday in a letter on …


Rotator cuff surgery likely will end season for Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant’s surgery Monday. He injured …


Lakers: Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff, hurt on dunk

Kobe Bryant tore his right rotator cuff in the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest defeat, the club announced Thursday. Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers’ …


Bulls extend NBA winning streak to five games

CHICAGO – Pau Gasol had 23 points and 13 rebounds against his former team and the Chicago Bulls beat Los Angeles 113-93 on Thursday night with Lakers star Kobe Bryant …


In brief: Kobe Bryant surpasses Michael Jordan on all-time scoring list; Lakers top Timberwolves 100-94

NBA: Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA scoring list and had 10 points in the final five minutes to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to …


In brief: Kobe Bryant’s triple double lifts Lakers past Raptors in overtime

NBA: Kobe Bryant had 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his 20th career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 129-122 overtime …


Lakers’ Steve Nash out for season with back injury

Steve Nash’s tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers ended before the third and final year of his contract with them. He will be declared out by the team for the …


Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship …


In Brief: Lakers yet to announce Scott as coach

NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott, who won three …