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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins tears ACL in left knee, awaiting surgery

DeMarcus Cousins is now facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem heading into a season with championship expectations. Cousins was …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre retires to be with family full time in Spokane

The 30-year-old Sacre announced his retirement recently, surprising many in Japan because he was at the top of his game, but not those who know what means the most to …


Jason Kidd, Lionel Hollins top Frank Vogel’s coaching staff with Lakers

Former NBA head coaches Jason Kidd and Lionel Hollins have joined new coach Frank Vogel’s staff with the Los Angeles Lakers. Phil Handy, Miles Simon, former Lakers guard Mike Penberthy …


AD3: Anthony Davis joins Lakers with championship plans, new number

Anthony Davis has finally joined the Los Angeles Lakers after several months of courtship between the superstar and the 16-time NBA champions. Davis believes the Lakers can become an immediate …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Zach Norvell Jr. leaving everything on the court in hopes of seeing his NBA dreams come true

Norvell and the Lakers played seven games over 11 days, in two summer league events in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, making it quite easy to bond with a …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. knocks down winning shot to lead Los Angeles Lakers past Sacramento Kings

Zach Norvell Jr., no stranger to hitting clutch shots when he played for Gonzaga, has carried that trait into the pros.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Lakers extend qualifying offer to former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams

The Los Angeles Lakers extended a qualifying offer to former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams, the NBA team announced. The move means Williams becomes a restricted free agent on Sunday. If …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. joining Lakers on two-way contract

Former Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. didn’t hear his name called in Thursday’s NBA draft but he quickly found an NBA opportunity.


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Analysis: Anthony Davis trade a win-win for both sides

The saga is over. When this trade is done, everybody can say they won. For the Pelicans, it’s a new beginning. For the Lakers, it’s about winning now.


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis trade

Several people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers in return for point guard …


UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

AP source: Lakers hire Frank Vogel as coach

A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant. The person spoke to The Associated Press …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 4:39 p.m.

AP Source: Lakers to interview Frank Vogel for coaching job

A person familiar with the search says Frank Vogel will be interviewed for the Lakers head coach opening. The 45-year old Vogel did not coach last season following two years …


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 …