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UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Luke Walton out as Lakers coach after 3 losing seasons

Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after three losing seasons. The former Lakers forward went 98-148 in his first permanent head coaching job. Walton was …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Magic Johnson abruptly resigns as Lakers’ president

Magic Johnson has abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations. The Hall of Fame point guard cited his desire to get back to the simpler life …


Lakers shut down LeBron James for rest of season

LeBron James’ first season with the Los Angeles Lakers is over. James will sit out the final six games of the Lakers’ sixth consecutive losing season, the team announced Saturday. …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Johnathan Williams adjusts to new role – super fan – during Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 triumph

As Florida State crept closer to Gonzaga, shaving the Bulldogs’ second-half lead to six points, five points and finally four points, Johnathan Williams started to grow anxious, just like every …


Doc Rivers denies Lakers coaching rumors

Doc Rivers is denying rumors that he’s interested in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to coach the Lakers


NBA roundup: LeBron James scores 36, Lakers end 5-game skid by beating Bulls

LeBron James had 36 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 123-107 on Tuesday night and end a five-game …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 9 p.m.

Like Mike: LeBron James overwhelmed after passing Michael Jordan, his hero

When LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan’s career points total, he did it in a pair of Nikes with “Thank You M.J.” written neatly on the side.


Couch Slouch: Anthony Davis sent shockwaves through the NBA

Couch Slouch: At last count, nearly 2,000 NBA players changed teams last week before the trade deadline. Remarkably, Anthony Davis was not among them.


NBA roundup: Lakers edge Celtics 129-128 on Rajon Rondo’s jumper at the buzzer

Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night.


NBA Capsules: Warriors beat Lakers 115-101 as LeBron James sit out

Klay Thompson returned from a one-game absence with an illness to score 28 points and light up the Lakers for the second time in 13 days, leading the Golden State …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

Agent: Anthony Davis tells New Orleans that he wants a trade

The five-time All-Star has told the Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a championship-contending team and will not sign an extension with New Orleans, agent Rich Paul told …



UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

NBA capsules: James Harden, Eric Gordon help Rockets rally past Lakers in OT

James Harden scored 48 points, Eric Gordon added 30 and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 138-134 in overtime Saturday night.


NBA Capsules: Timberwolves fire coach Tom Thibodeau after routing Lakers

Andrew Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves take charge from the opening tipoff and breeze by the LeBron James-less Los Angeles …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

NBA Capsules: Lakers lose LeBron James to groin injury, rout Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers lost LeBron James in the third quarter to a strained left groin then went out and beat the two-time defending champions without him Tuesday night, getting …


NBA Capsules: D’Angelo Russell helps Nets hold off Lakers for 6-game winning streak

D’Angelo Russell had 22 points and a career high-tying 13 assists against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets ran the NBA’s longest winning streak to six games by beating …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

NBA Capsules: Lakers rout Suns 120-96 for 3rd straight victory

Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points and LeBron James had 22 before both sat out the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ third home victory in four days, 120-96 over …


NBA capsules: Nuggets win 117-85, their biggest rout ever of Lakers

Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley scored 20 points apiece, and the Denver Nuggets rolled to their biggest victory ever over the Los Angeles Lakers, a 117-85 rout on …


NBA Capsules: LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers beat Heat

LeBron James scored 51 points against his former club and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 113-97 on Sunday night. James had 19 points in the first quarter …


NBA Capsules: LeBron James nets 26, dunks for winner as Lakers edge Hawks 107-106

LeBron James scored 26 points and dunked for the winning basket in the final seconds, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-106 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday …



Zags alum Johnathan Williams shines in NBA debut with Lakers

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams made his NBA debut Monday night and it was quite a first impression.


NBA suspends Ingram, Rondo, Paul in Lakers-Rockets dustup

Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight, with Paul taking the heaviest financial hit. Ingram …


NBA Capsules: Fight breaks out as Rockets spoil LeBron James’ L.A. home debut

LeBron James scored 24 points for the Lakers in his wild home debut, which included three players getting ejected for fighting late in the fourth quarter, as the Rockets won …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Lakers sign former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams to two-way contract

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams is back with the Los Angeles Lakers organization. The Lakers announced Friday they’ve signed Williams to a two-way contract and waived forward Travis Wear …


Lakers release former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams

Johnathan Williams made a spirited bid in the preseason to make the Los Angeles Lakers’ roster, but the former Gonzaga Bulldog was released Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Johnathan Williams brings strong work ethic from Gonzaga to the Los Angeles Lakers

Now, the former Bulldog who went undrafted in June and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in July is hoping it’s been enough to land him a roster spot when …


Fraud convict gets nine years in prison despite terminal cancer diagnosis

In a wide-ranging fraud scheme that stole more than $2 million and once involved a planned visit to Coeur d’Alene by Los Angeles Lakers President Earvin “Magic” Johnson, a Los …


Lakers waive F Luol Deng midway through $72 million deal

The Los Angeles Lakers waived forward Luol Deng on Saturday, just over two years after signing him to a four-year, $72 million free-agent contract.


LeBron James to make Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18

LeBron James will make his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers at Portland on Oct. 18 and play in front of the home fans for the first time two days …