Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 - 03:40:31
83 results - (0.047 seconds)

LeBron and the Lakers:

    There aren’t many players in the league right now who are still going strong after 15 seasons or more. There is LeBron James, Udonis Haslem, JJ Redick; but another name that springs to mind is Andre Iguodala. The Philadelphia 76ers acquired Iguodala as the ninth overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. Since then he has played alongside many legends like Chris Webber and Allen Iverson. But when asked about the current OGs, Andre believed that that honor rested with LeBron James and Rajon Rondo. Are LeBron James and Rondo the OGs? The 37-year-old has the experience to bring success to any team that he plays for. However, there are some other vets according to Andre who have the same effect. In an interview, Andre Iguodala first shed light on the importance of veterans in the league. He said, “I was very fortunate to have some really good veterans my...
    The Los Angeles Lakers are up against the best team in the league tonight. They battle with the Utah Jazz at the Vivint Arena, as they fight to return to the top. However, with Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder missing, the responsibility again falls on LeBron James. The Lakers had a decent start and were just one point behind the Jazz after the first quarter. But the Jazz kept their foot on the gas and started an excellent run in the second quarter. As they kept piling on the points, LeBron was doing his best to stop them. Sophomore Talen Horton-Tucker slipped a pass to LeBron who came charging at the rim. He took flight before finishing it with an emphatic dunk. As he came closer to the rim, Jazz center Rudy Gobert jumped to the side immediately. He didn’t want to end up on a poster and quickly moved...
    COVID-19 vaccine: Jonathan Van Ness, Amanda Kloots, more celebs who got the shot All the Things Banks Are Doing To Help Their Customers During the Coronavirus The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the surging Washington Wizards on Monday night. It was the Lakers' third loss in a row and fourth in five games. Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroeder are out. Teammates feel bad about the load LeBron James is carrying. Things are as bleak as they can be for a team that currently has the second-most wins in the league. © Provided by The Big Lead Washington Wizards v Los Angeles Lakers | Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images Today on Get Up Kendrick Perkins that the Lakers are officially in trouble. .@KendrickPerkins thinks the Lakers are in trouble and should consider trading for a player like Andre Drummond. pic.twitter.com/0kQYIA5CFO— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) February 23, 2021As mentioned in the paragraph above,...
    LeBron James continues to amaze. This season, at age 36, James is the frontrunner for the MVP race. James has been one of the best players in the NBA and has contributed greatly to the Lakers’ strong start to the season. The Lakers currently have the second-best record in the NBA, only second to the Jazz. But Bron’s free-throw shooting still remains a weakness in his game. Kyrie Irving takes shots at LeBron James During the Lakers’ game against the Nets, LeBron James missed yet another free throw. After the miss, Nets’ guard, Kyrie Irving, mocked him and the Lakers by asking if James was really their best free-throw shooter. Irving took aim at a player with whom he has a very contentious relationship, even though they have shared success together in the past. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving began playing together in 2014. James had re-signed with the Clevel...
    NBA : 2021-02-13T08: 43: 18 + 00: 00 2021-02-13T08: 43: 18 + 00: 00 2021-02-13T08: 43: 18 + 00: 00. Arma Kaynar 13 / Feb / 21 08:43 Eurohoops.net Arma Kaynar Memphis Grizzlies shared their trump card with Los Angeles Lakers … By Eurohoops Team / info@eurohoops.net Last champion Los Angeles Lakers hosted Memphis Grizzlies in the match played last night in the NBA. The host team left the field with a 115-105 win with their stars Anthony Davis and LeBron James. With this result, the Lakers rank was raised to 21-6, while the Grizzlies’s rank remained at 10-11. In the Los Angeles team, Anthony Davis was the top scorer of the field with 24 points – 9 rebounds, while LeBron James scored an impressive performance with 28 points – 9 rebounds –...
    Brady had a bit too much Tequila at the Bucs' boat parade. Getty/Vaughn Ridley/Reuters/Jonathan Dyer LeBron James shared his jealousy at Tom Brady's tequila-fueled Super Bowl parade. The LA Lakers couldn't have a parade after winning the NBA Finals in October thanks to COVID restrictions. "I would have been walking beautifully just like you!" James wrote to Brady on Twitter. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. LeBron James says he was really jealous of Tom Brady's boozy Super Bowl parade. Brady and the rest of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated Sunday's victory over the Kansas City Chiefs with a boat parade through Tampa on Wednesday, enjoying music, dancing, and a few beverages. The 43-year-old quarterback was caught on video stumbling away from the parade with the help of a friend and a huge smile on his face. He later put the incident down to having a few...
    Florida water treatment facility hack used a dormant remote access software, sheriff says Booker, Warnock introduce bills to tackle needs of farmers of color NBA betting reset: The 2020-21 season has highlighted the greatness of LeBron James and the Lakers One important question remained after Super Bowl LV was finished. Ok so the NFL season is done... what are we betting on next?— Yahoo Sportsbook (@YahooSportsbook) February 8, 2021 February is typically one of the dead spots in the sporting calendar, but there are still sports going on. Including a great story in the NBA with arguably the biggest star in sports. When the last NBA season ended, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were crowned champions. It was a unique accomplishment, with James becoming the first player to win NBA Finals MVP with three teams. With the weird abbreviated offseason, there was speculation that James and other...
    LeBron James has condemned the NBA for reportedly pressing ahead with the idea to stage an All-Star Game this season, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and mounting player fatigue around the league. All-Star Weekend, which was due to be held in Indianapolis in February, was initially scrapped this season to minimize the possible spread of Covid-19 and to ease the burden on players after a short turnaround of the 2019-20 season, which ended in October. An All-Star Game this term is yet to be announced but is increasingly likely - with Atlanta the host city on March 7. LeBron James has slammed the NBA's reported plans for holding an All-Star Game next month All-Star Weekend was scrapped this term but now an All-Star Game could happen on March 7 The 16-time All-Star and was among the leading vote-getters in the first round of fan voting RELATED ARTICLES...
    After months of speculation, the Houston Rockets finally traded away James Harden. They sent him to the Brooklyn Nets where he teams up with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Lakers star LeBron James and coach Frank Vogel commented on this trade which has shaken up the league. Following the Lakers’ victory against the Thunder, LeBron was asked about his reaction to the trade. But he barely had anything to say on the matter. He said, “Don’t really have too much of a reaction. Trades are things that happen every year. For me, my main focus is on what we do here and how we continue to get better. Trades happened today and I couldn’t allow myself to indulge in that knowing that we had a game that we had to play tonight.” Coach Vogel only had one concern, and that was chemistry. He said, “They’re obviously loaded with star power...
    Apple announces latest efforts for $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative We did a bad job: Florida child welfare chief vows reforms after USA TODAY investigation LeBron James is Playing Less Minutes Than Ever and the Lakers Have the Best Record in the NBA © Provided by The Big Lead LeBron James | Carmen Mandato/Getty Images LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have the best record in the NBA at 9-3, a .750 winning percentage. You could point out it's very early in the season, but if James Harden has seen enough to say the Rockets don't have it this year, there's certainly enough existing evidence that the Lakers do. Sheesh. pic.twitter.com/PidwFwMKDz— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 13, 2021The most troubling part of all of this for the rest of the league is LeBron's participation in these games. Danny Green suggested that LeBron and others might skip early-season...
    LeBron James and his Lakers teammates were left disheartened upon hearing Kenosha County District Attorney announced no charges are to be filed against the police officer who shot Jacob Blake, a black man who was left paralysed. Blake was shot seven times in the back by a white police officer on August 23 last year as he leaned into his car in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In response, several professional sports teams refused to play scheduled matches and, in the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida, the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their first-round playoff game against the Orlando Magic. That subsequently led to all NBA games on August 26 being postponed, while there were further boycotts in Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Soccer (MLS). Many NBA stars, including James, were vocal from the Orlando bubble in their campaigning against racial injustice, and several Lakers players expressed...
    Pregnant Fantasia Barrino Reveals Sex of Third Child Best places to live when you can work from anywhere A blow to the heart and to the gut: Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James responds to Jacob Blake ruling In between helping the Los Angeles Lakers win an NBA championship. LeBron James spent his energy on the NBA’s quarantined campus speaking out on systemic racism. Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress & Anxiety Away Ad Microsoft This is a slam dunk if you want a one-card wallet in 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/14 SLIDES © Ron Chenoy, USA TODAY Sports Jan. 5: The Minnesota Timberwolves' Jake Layman (10) fouls the Denver Nuggets' JaMychal...
    LeBron James is one of the most prolific players NBA has ever seen. Owing to his incredible performances on the court, LBJ has proved to be a beast of a player in the 17 years he has been in the league. Last night, Bron and Co. won their second successive game against the San Antonio Spurs. After their impressive win, NBA TV compared LeBron’s career statistics to that of the entire San Antonio Spurs team in the last 17 years. The results were absolutely insane. Not only has James played a similar number of games to that of the Spurs, he also has a similar win percentage compared to the team. LBJ astonishingly has more NBA championships than the Spurs in the last seventeen years. Even the King was overwhelmed by seeing these ridiculous numbers. In an Instagram post, he wrote, “My homie from the crib sent this to me...
    (CNN)Only two NBA teams have played four games so far this season: the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets. Both are talked up as potential championship contenders. Both have started the season a vanilla 2-2. Glimpses of championship quality alongside the growing pains of a team filled with new faces.For the Lakers, LeBron James' 29-point performance was not enough to overcome the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, losing 115-107. It is the first time the two sides have met since the Lakers knocked out Portland in the opening round of the 2020 playoffs, and the Trail Blazers sought revenge.READ: Los Angeles Lakers receive Championship rings -- and then lose season opener29 points for LeBron James wasn't enough for the Lakers to overcome the Trail Blazers on Monday.Damian Lillard had his second consecutive 30+ point game, while CJ McCollum's tally of 20 is his lowest of the season thus far...
    Challenge’s Cory Wharton, More Celeb Parents Wear Matching Pajamas With Kids Best Post-Christmas Deals (For You and Everyone Else on Your List) LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are a Sports Fan Christmas Tradition The Los Angeles Lakers will play their second game of the season on Friday evening, but more importantly, they'll be playing their 47th Christmas game. The Lakers have been a Christmas basketball tradition almost as long as the NBA has existed. They appeared in the league's first nationally televised Christmas game in 1967 and have been featured every year since the 1998 lockout. © Provided by The Big Lead LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard last Christmas. | ROBYN BECK/Getty Images Only the Knicks, with 53, have played more Christmas games than the Lakers. The league and its broadcast partners mercifully stopped forcing the Knicks into America's living rooms last season. Meanwhile, LeBron James will...
    A Delta passenger who jumped out of a moving plane with a dog was allegedly about to lose control In Iraq, Trump’s Blackwater pardons meet with cynicism, fatigue LeBron James and the Lakers Are Still in Preseason Mode © Provided by The Big Lead LeBron James, Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers | Harry How/Getty Images LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers received their championship rings Tuesday night in celebration of their triumph during the NBA's Orlando bubble. Then they struggled out of the gate and dropped their opening game to the Los Angeles Clippers,116-109. The Lakers limped through the opening and closing quarters. They look like they're still in preseason mode and will be for weeks. After a protracted ring ceremony at Staples Center, the "visiting" Clippers punched the Lakers in the mouth during the first quarter and led 39-19 after 12 minutes....
    There’s always a constant discussion about the best player to ever grace the NBA. Likewise, fans also debate about the greatest duo in the league- there are quite a few that make the list. The Los Angeles Lakers stand out when it comes to pairing magical players together, but which duo is the GOAT of them all? Laker fans are currently adoring the dynamic pairing of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The duo enjoyed a historic playoff run in 2020 and went on to win the championship. There’s a lot of chatter about them being the Lakers’ greatest duo ever, but a lot of them would stand to contradict this statement.  NBA Analyst names the best Los Angeles Lakers duo in history The NBA has been entertaining fans for several decades now. People have been watching the sport for generations, and it naturally creates a difference in opinion. NBA Analyst...
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN – OCTOBER 11: A detail view of official Spalding NBA logo basketball on the floor during a preseason game between the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on October 11, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers defeated the Bulls 105-87. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)NBA DFS picks December 22The NBA is back already, and that means NBA DFS is as well. Well, okay, so it’s not back yet, but it will be in less than a week. That doesn’t mean that we can’t get a head start on overanalyzing this two game slate. And there will be a lot of overanalyzing this one. The Lakers play the Clippers and the Warriors head to Brooklyn to take on the new-look Nets. It’s going to be fun! As per usual, we need to take a look at the injuries first. Separating yourself on a two gamer is...
    LOS ANGELES -- Not many have had a year quite like LeBron James.In recognition of what the 35-year-old has achieved both on and off the court, the Los Angeles Lakers star has been named TIME magazine's Athlete of the Year.James led the Lakers to a record-equalling 17th championship title in October during a season unlike any other, with the majority of the campaign being held in an NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida, due to the coronavirus pandemic.It was James' fourth NBA title and fourth Finals MVP award. He is the first player in NBA history to win the accolade with three different teams. Only Michael Jordan, with six titles, has more.LeBron James celebrates Joe Biden's apparent presidential victory, says he'll attend White HouseEMBED More News Videos The Lakers have officially announced that any public celebration of their 17th championship will have to wait because of the coronavirus pandemic. James has...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – When you see King James on the streets of Los Angeles, you know it.  Even when he’s wearing glasses, a mask, and passing you on the freeway in an $850,000 sports car. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alex (@e30alex99) Instagram user, Alex posted his run-in with the Lakers great today while driving on the freeway. LeBron turns, gives the people in the car a wave and, in a scene right out of a movie, speeds ahead in a Porsche 918 Spyder. The hybrid sports car was produced between 2013 and 2015 and, according to CNET, retailed for $845,000. Last week, James agreed to a 2-year, $85 million contract extension with the Lakers that will keep him with the team through the 2022-23 season. This will be 35-year-old’s 18th year win the NBA and third with the team. Jim Hill spoke...
    Waking someone up in the middle of the night and asking them to list the three most popular NBA players of all time will most probably fetch the same results. Michael Jordan (Bulls), Kobe Bryant (Lakers), and LeBron James (Multiple) are some of the greatest names that ever played basketball in the past four decades. The three legends performed in different eras and hence tasted a distinct but succinct success. They earned multi-million through various brand endorsements, signed products, thriving businesses, and a smaller chunk from the NBA salaries. So which of these three lead the pack in those different verticals? MJ vs Kobe vs LeBron James: The battle of dollars  1. Playing salary: Lakers forward LeBron James hugs general manager Rob Pelinka after game six of the 2020 NBA Finals. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Michael Jordan lacks far behind the other two greats here. He made just...
    NBA All-Star Anthony Davis is reportedly returning to the Los Angeles Lakers on a five-year, $190 million maximum contract a day after teammate LeBron James agreed to a two-year, $85 million extension that will keep him with the club through the 2022-23 season. The agreement was first reported by ESPN. Neither the Lakers nor Davis's agency, Klutch Sports, immediately returned the Daily Mail's request for confirmation. The contract includes a player option for the fifth season, allowing the 27-year-old Davis the choice of becoming a free agent in the summer 2024 or 2025, according to ESPN. Davis's annual salary will rise from $32 million for the upcoming campaign to $43 million in 2024-25. James, meanwhile, extended his contract on Wednesday while allowing himself the chance to become a free agent in 2023, when his son Bronny could be entering the NBA. NBA All-Star Anthony Davis is reportedly returning to...
    David Dinkins, New York City’s first Black mayor, dies Japan Eyes Tighter Virus Steps as Severe Cases in Tokyo Jump Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell on the Clippers’ lack of interest, making life easier for LeBron James and Anthony Davis With the appropriate emojis, Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley captured the team’s frustrated sentiments over two developments. Not only did Montrezl Harrell leave the organization. He joined the Lakers, the NBA’s defending champions and the Clippers' cross-town rivals. LeBron, Shaq and Durant highlight NBA free agencys greatest moments USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Why trading for James Harden would be a bad idea for the Brooklyn Nets USA TODAY SPORTS After alleged sexual assaults, LSU students find university difficult to work with USA TODAY SPORTS NFL Week 10 overreactions: The Hail Murray proves this...
    LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers fulfilled a decade-long dream of fans after winning the 2020 NBA championship. Moreover, they dominated in each series in the postseason, thanks to the duo of James and Anthony Davis. This year’s ring will have a special place in every Lakers fan as they lost franchise legend Kobe Bryant. Although Kobe is gone from the world, his spirit was with the purple and gold for the entire playoff run. LeBron James was the centerpiece that made it possible for L.A. to win their 17th title. Lakers’ assistant coach Phil Handy pointed out similarities between the mentalities of James and Bryant in an interview with The Athletic’s David Aldridge. “Everybody knows Kob and ‘Bron are different guys, personality-wise. But their work ethic, and their approach to the game, is identical. The way they study their opponents, the way that they break down their...
    When the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Anthony Davis, they partook in a gamble. They gave away their future for a player who could potentially be an unrestricted free agent within a season. But after helping the Lakers to win a ring, Davis is now planning to resign with them as well. Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) celebrates after making a three-pointer during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in game 4 of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports After days of flirting with Free Agency, he is set to commit to the Lakers. He is planning to opt-out of his $28.7 million player option and will resign in the upcoming free agency, according to Shams Charania from The Athletic. With LeBron James turning 36 in two months, having Davis as a pillar for him is perfect. During this season,...
    President Donald Trump has mocked LeBron James after learning ratings for the game where he led the Los Angeles Lakers to their 17th NBA championship title may have been down as much as 70 percent this year. With the pandemic sending professional basketball players into a Florida 'bubble' and audiences banned from the court due to social distancing measures, the 35-year-old star and his colleagues have attracted attention for kneeling over a Black Lives Matter decal and encouraging Americans to vote this forthcoming election. But Trump – who has been embroiled in a bitter back-and-forth with the sports legend for years – appeared to hint that racial justice and political messaging at the games was doing the league no favors. Sharing a link from right-wing outlet Breibart, titled 'Viewership for NBA Finals Finale Crash Nearly 70%, Beaten by Random Sunday Night Football Game,' the leader commented: 'Maybe they were watching...
    The TV ratings were brutal Sunday night for the NBA as the Los Angeles Lakers won the championship over the Heat. According to ShowBuzzDaily.com, the game peaked at an average of 6.028 million viewers on ABC. Just how bad is that number? (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Well, the sixth and final game in 2019 had 18.34 million viewers. That means the last game of the 2020 Finals was down more than 67%! Not only did the ratings tank compared to last year, but the NBA Finals were also crushed by “Sunday Night Football” on NBC, which peaked at more than 12 million viewers. No matter how you spin it, there’s no happy ending for the NBA when it comes to the 2020 Finals.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Los Angeles Lakers (@lakers) on Oct 11,...
    Laying outstretched on the floor and sporting goggles to protect himself from his teammates' champagne spray, LeBron James took a moment amid the Los Angeles Lakers' title celebration on Sunday night to thank his mother, Gloria, who was not in attendance inside the league bubble. 'I had to leave the locker room; they're going crazy in there right now,' James told his mother during a video call, as seen in a recording posted online by ESPN's Omar Raja. 'I just got off the phone with the wife and the kids and the family. 'I'm calling you, I love you,' he continued. 'You are the reason why I'm able to even do this, mom. You don't understand. Sixteen years old you bring a little-a** boy into the world. Come on, mom. Everything you have been through, everything that I've seen, there's nothing that can stop me. This s*** right here, this...
    Jimmy Butler during the NBA Finals. Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images After being a respectable three-point shooter for most of his career, Jimmy Butler shot and made very few threes this year. In Game 4 of the NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers dared Butler to shoot from the outside by giving him plenty of space. Butler took three three-pointers, but spent much of the game driving in traffic or giving up the ball against a defense that hadn't collapsed. Facing elimination, Butler could take note from LeBron James, who used to face the same type of defense, and fire away or work himself into more favorable shots. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. After watching Jimmy Butler drop a 40-point triple-double in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers changed their defensive scheme in Game 4. The Lakers had the 7-foot Anthony Davis defend...
    After the Los Angeles Dodgers took down the San Diego Padres in a thriller on Wednesday night, Lakers star LeBron James took to Instagram to show the team love.  What a night it was on Wednesday for Los Angeles Dodgers fans across the country. Up 1-0 in their NLDS showdown with the San Diego Padres, LA was able to hold on for a heart-stopping 6-5 victory in Game 2. Now, they’re just one win away from heading to the NLCS once again. How could things have gotten better for them after that huge victory? Well, the one and only LeBron James decided to show the team some monster love after things wrapped up. @Jared_Carrabis @DALLASBRADEN209 @BauerOutage looks like lebron looking into the fun on the joe kelly meme pic.twitter.com/Or1J8nn9YU — shaya silberstein (@shayasilbers1) October 8, 2020 LeBron James and the Lakers are one win away from capturing the NBA Finals...
    LeBron James. Mark J. Terrill/AP Images LeBron James sent a text message to his Los Angeles Lakers teammates calling Game 4 of the NBA Finals a "must-win." James said he woke up from a nap and felt an urgency, calling it one of his career's biggest games. With some big help from Anthony Davis and their supporting cast, James and the Lakers edged out the Heat and moved to within one win of a championship. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. After a sloppy performance in Game 3 of the NBA Finals allowed the Miami Heat to move the series to 2-1, LeBron James knew the stakes of Game 4. Lakers players told reporters after their 102-96 Game 4 over the Heat on Tuesday that James sent the team a text message during the day saying Game 4 was a "must-win." "We see the message from our...
    Mike Foster, former Louisiana governor, has died at 90 What you need to know about reheating food safely LeBron James walked off the court early during the Heats Game 3 win and said it was partly out of frustration © Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images LeBron James during Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images LeBron James left the court with 10 seconds to play in Game 3 of the Miami Heat's Game 3 win of the NBA Finals. Though James left the court when the buzzer sounded, a difference between the shot and game clock meant the Lakers got the ball back with fractions of a second to play before the game ended. After the game, James was asked if he left out of frustration about the loss or confusion over the amount of time remaining, and he said, "Both." Visit Insider's homepage for more...
    LeBron James during Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images LeBron James left the court with 10 seconds to play in Game 3 of the Miami Heat's Game 3 win of the NBA Finals. Though James left the court when the buzzer sounded, a difference between the shot and game clock meant the Lakers got the ball back with fractions of a second to play before the game ended. After the game, James was asked if he left out of frustration about the loss or confusion over the amount of time remaining, and he said, "Both." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. LeBron James left the court early as the Miami Heat came up with a big win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. With 10 seconds remaining and the Heat's victory in hand, James walked off the...
    Jimmy Butler yells during Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images Jimmy Butler told the Los Angeles Lakers they were "in trouble" after helping the Miami Heat win a huge Game 3 of the NBA Finals to make the series 2-1. After the game, Butler told reporters that he was mocking LeBron James, who allegedly told Butler the Heat were in trouble after the first quarter. Butler scored 40 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists, joining James and Jerry West as the only three players to have 40-point triple-doubles in the Finals. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jimmy Butler willed the Miami Heat back into the NBA Finals and got the last laugh on Sunday with one of the all-time great single-game performances in league history. Down 0-2 and short-handed, Butler scored 40 points on 14-of-20 shooting, with 11 rebounds and 13 assists...
    The Los Angeles Lakers have bagged themselves the first crucial lead of the NBA Finals. Even though for a while it was thought that Miami Heat was going to win Game 1, there is no way Anthony Davis would have let that happen. The LeBron James and Davis duo has been put on a very high pedestal and not without reason. They have together showcased some brilliant playmaking and chemistry on the court, and this night wasn’t any different. Lakers star duo setting records left and right What worked for the Lakers was extracting the best from their supporting cast. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Danny Green stood out in the first quarter. Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, Alex Caruso, and Markieff Morris were all actively contributing during crucial moments of the game. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Even though these players outshone the Heat’s key bench players, the Lakers star duo...
    To hunt hackers, FBI works more closely with spy agencies Playgrounds, airport testing, mask outreach: News from around our 50 states LeBron James and the Lakers are going to make this look so darn easy We’re only one game into the 2020-21 NBA Finals but I think it’s pretty safe to say that LeBron James and the Lakers are going to roll to the title. © Provided by For The Win And it’s going to be over pretty quickly. The Lakers put on a dominant showing in Game 1 on Wednesday after falling behind by 13 points at one point in the first quarter. They then went on a 70-31 run and had the game pretty much in hand by halftime. The Lakers led by 17 at the break, 26 after three quarters and then both teams plodded through the fourth quarter knowing how this game, and likely series,...
    The Lakers and Heat are an NBA Finals matchup with all sorts of historical ramifications and interesting questions. These are the lineup, matchup and strategic issues that will decide a winner. The NBA Finals are finally here. It’s been a long, strange road, so let’s not bother with a long preamble. Here are the tactical questions tingling my brainwaves as we head into the decisive series of the season.How do the Lakers matchup up with Dragic and Butler?How the Lakers will match up with Bam Adebayo isn’t really in question. They’re going to try to survive with Dwight Howard and/or JaVale McGee on him for a few minutes as a time, then use Anthony Davis when it really matters. But the plan for Goran Dragic and Jimmy Butler is a more open question. In the regular-season matchups between these two teams, Dragic was still coming off the bench and spent most of...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA (AP) — LeBron James wants to beat the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat want to beat LeBron James. These shouldn’t be surprising notions to anyone, not with a title at stake. Those looking for more acrimony than that, well, they may be disappointed. The NBA Finals start Wednesday night and the James vs. Miami storyline is shaping up as little more than a meeting of the mutual admiration society, albeit with a championship at stake. James is looking to bring the Los Angeles Lakers back to basketball’s mountaintop for the first time since 2010 and the Heat are looking to cap a surprising season with their fourth crown. “I’m here for one reason and one reason only, and that’s to compete for a championship,” James said on the eve of Game 1 of his 10th finals, where he’ll be seeking ring number four. James was asked any...
    California sues US regulator in bid to deter ghost guns Pandemic forces a reckoning for restaurants coping with capacity limits and new consumer habits LeBron and the Heat, together again at the NBA Finals LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James wants to beat the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat want to beat LeBron James. © Provided by Associated Press Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) voices his opinion after a play in the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) © Provided by Associated Press Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra watches the action during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game between the Heat and the Boston Celtics Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) These...
    The Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers will play for the NBA title. The Heat punched their ticket to the finals Sunday night after beating the Celtics, and the Lakers are ready and waiting. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) It’ll be the 10th time LeBron James has played for an NBA championship. LeBron James is headed to his 10th #NBAFinals! pic.twitter.com/nMDZ4TgKbS — NBA (@NBA) September 27, 2020 While I hope the series is competitive, I have a feeling the Lakers are going to wax the floor with the Heat. Say whatever you want about LeBron James off of the court, but he’s still the most dominant player on the planet. Even on an off day, LeBron James is a nightmare.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Sep 27, 2020 at 11:21am PDT ...
    Miami Heat will have to go through former star of their franchise LeBron James if they are to win the NBA Championship after a six-game series win against the Boston Celtics.  James won back-to-back titles with the Heat in 2012 and 2013 but will now line up against them as he looks to guide the Lakers to their first Larry O'Brien trophy since 2010.   'The main key, and it's been like this for a very long time, if you want to win, you're going to have to go through a LeBron James-led team,' said Heat's current star man, Jimmy Butler. Miami Heat sealed their spot in the NBA Finals after winning the Eastern Conference The Heat were considered underdogs this season but defied expectations to beat Boston They now face former star LeBron James as he looks to guide the LA Lakers to championship RAISE IT...
    Shirley Bannister, mother of South Carolina teacher who died of Covid-19, dies from it weeks later The most adorable small-town restaurant in every state Will Bam Adebayo be a problem for Anthony Davis, LeBron and the Lakers? All Bam Adebayo needed was an opening. He spent the 44 hours between the Miami Heat’s Game 5 loss against the Boston Celtics and tipoff of Game 6 on Sunday seething. He blamed himself — his lack of aggression — for the outcome.  “I was locked in,” Adebayo said after the Heat took Game 6, 125-113, to advance to the NBA Finals. “My family knows how I get when I play bad — especially if we lose — I put that on my shoulders.” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra insisted the whole team was responsible for the loss, but he didn’t say anything to make Adebayo feel better. “No,” Spoelstra interrupted, wrinkling his...
    Patio heaters, throw pillows and home-brew kits: Consumers stock up on nesting supplies for winter months The best local chain restaurant in your state LeBron James guarded the Nuggets hottest scorer in the final minutes and shut him down because it was winning time © Mark J. Terrill/AP Images LeBron James during Game 4. Mark J. Terrill/AP Images Over the final 5:34 of Game 4, LeBron James guarded Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray. During that span, Murray shot 0-of-3 from the field with 1 turnover while scoring 4 points at the free throw line. After the game, James said he asked to guard Murray because it was "winning time." The Lakers hold a 3-1 lead over the Nuggets and are one win away from the NBA Finals. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. LeBron James ratcheted up the defensive intensity on Thursday by guarding Denver...
    LeBron James during Game 4. Mark J. Terrill/AP Images Over the final 5:34 of Game 4, LeBron James guarded Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray. During that span, Murray shot 0-of-3 from the field with 1 turnover while scoring 4 points at the free throw line. After the game, James said he asked to guard Murray because it was "winning time." The Lakers hold a 3-1 lead over the Nuggets and are one win away from the NBA Finals. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. LeBron James ratcheted up the defensive intensity on Thursday by guarding Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray in the final minutes of the Los Angeles Lakers' big Game 4 win. Over the final 5:34, James was the primary defender on Murray, who had 28 points in the game and torched the Lakers with dazzling drives to the rim. However, in those final...
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg to make history Friday as the first woman, Jewish person to lie in state at US Capitol UK supermarkets Tesco and Morrisons are rationing toilet paper and hand sanitizer as fears of panic buying return. One worker said their store was worse than a bad Christmas. LeBron James Stepped Up When and Where the Lakers Needed Him Most in Game 4 LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers own a 3-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals. While we know that's not a safe position to be in against Jamal Murray & Co., LA still owns a commanding lead in the series. The Lakers got there because James stepped up late in Game 4 and shut Murray down, helping his team seal a 114-108 win. © Provided by The Big Lead LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets - Game...
    Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard have played surprisingly important roles for the Lakers. But for most fans, they are the same prickly personalities they’ve always been. Every year there is a team with a former All-Star or two that has inflated expectations from name recognition. It’s why signing Carmelo Anthony or Derrick Rose is lauded as a smart move when, well, it hasn’t really been much of a needle mover for quite a few years (though I am compelled to admit that Anthony did exceed my personal expectations as a Blazer this year). These are teams that would have been nearly unstoppable if each player was in their prime, but are at the time of their actual existence, a bit less formidable. The best example of this may be the 2017-18 Cavaliers who had six different All-Star players suit up for them at one point or another during that season....
    The Lakers are off to a hot start in Game 5 vs. the Rockets and LeBron James is a big reason for that, naturally. The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to eliminate the Houston Rockets in Game 5 tonight and Team LeBron is off to a hot start. LeBron James went nearly coast-to-coast and showed off a behind-the-back move before his dunk that brought the Lakers bench to life. The dunk from King James gave the Lakers a 13-2 lead and while it’s early, it may be fair to say, that could be the rare first-quarter dagger in the NBA Playoffs. Of course, I probably just jinxed that in the same time but I like to live dangerously.LeBron goes behind-the-back for the slam dunk to give the Lakers a big lead early in Game 5 with the Rockets facing eliminationLeBron with the jam early in Game 5 and the Lakers...
    Both the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers are eyeing the NBA championship this season. The teams have performed extremely well in the postseason so far. Currently, the Clippers hold a 3-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets, while the Lakers are hoping to accomplish the same in Game 4 vs the Rockets. However, at the end of the day, only one team can represent the Western Conference in the NBA finals. And, according to NBA analyst Skip Bayless, as of now, the Clippers are better than the Lakers. After their Game 4 victory against the Nuggets, Skip Bayless believes the Clippers defense is best in the league. “What you saw last night should horrify you because that team [Clippers] is just better than your team. That team is mentally and physically tougher on the defensive side of the ball. That team, when it decides to, can absolutely suffocate anybody including...
    Pro-Trump Boat Parades Over Labor Day Weekend to Feature Thousands of Boats Amid COVID-19 Pandemic This Popular Grocery Store Just Made a Major Change to Its Aisles The Rockets just beat the Lakers at their own game, and now Frank Vogel will have to do the same to Houston LeBron James is usually at least a little subtle about his gripes with teammates or his organization. He'll subtweet. His body language will speak louder than words. But on Friday, as he attempted only three shots in a scoreless fourth quarter of a Game 1 loss to the Houston Rockets, he was explicit.  © Provided by CBS Sports It came around two-and-a-half minutes into the quarter. Trailing by 12, James got the ball with Jeff Green in his face. The other four Rockets on the floor stood in formation at the baseline, ready to converge on his dribble. LeBron took...
    LeBron James will certainly miss the Black Panther and the Black Mamba.LeBron James reflected on losing Kobe Bryant and Chadwick Boseman in the same calendar year. James plays for the same Los Angeles Lakers franchise that Bryant once starred for. Bryant’s tragic passing at the end of January was a shock to the entire world. Months later in the midst of a global pandemic, James, like all of us, found out that Boseman lost his four-year battle to colon cancer. Bryant and Boseman were only in the early 40’s at the time of their passings. "To lose the Black Panther and the Black Mamba in the same year, we can all agree that 2020 is the s–ttiest year." – LeBron James pic.twitter.com/QsWxCLrn7Y — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 30, 2020 Losing Bryant and Boseman within months of each other will never feel right.Though there have been other deaths that have caught...
    The Los Angeles Lakers are very close to making it to the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs. They currently lead the series 3-1 against the Blazers, one win away from securing a conference semi-final spot. Ahead of Game 5, head coach Frank Vogel sat down and addressed the media about the dynamic pairing of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.  AD’s inclusion in the team has made a drastic change. The Lakers last year were on a poor run, missing the playoffs for the sixth straight year. However, this season, the pairing of LeBron and Davis has been a treat to watch.  Anthony Davis is a great talent who is undeniably one of the Top 5 players in the league at the moment. He’s evolved into a much better player after coming to the Lakers, adding a bit more finesse to his game.  Coach Vogel highlighted how LeBron...
    Dwayne Johnson Will Finally Don Black Adams Spandex For December 2021 Release 3 Things You Need to Know About Working and Collecting Social Security at the Same Time LeBron James and the Lakers are quickly back to being who we thought they were This is the online version of our daily newsletter, The Morning Win. Subscribe to get irreverent and incisive sports stories, delivered to your mailbox every morning. Remember last week when Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers beat LeBron James and the Lakers in Game 1 of their first-round series and it seemed like all those predictions of a tough series and possible upset were pretty spot on? Yeah, that was a good time but all of those hopes for a fun run for Portland are now officially over after what happened Monday night. LeBron and the Lakers jumped out to a 15-0 lead, and then an awesome...
    NBA : Defeated in Game 1, the Los Angeles Lakers regained the advantage in their series against Portland by winning Saturday night (108-116). With a LeBron James in playoff mode. Looks like Portland has awakened the beast. By winning match 1, these Blazers led by a Damian Lillard overflowing with confidence forced LeBron James to get into action very quickly in these playoffs. And the response was quick. Led by the 38 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists of the “King”, the Los Angeles Lakers regained the advantage in the series after Game 3 (108-116). Kobe taught us all. Hard work always pays off. pic.twitter.com/IPL3a3nJJC – LakeShow (@LakeShowCP) August 23, 2020 This game showed just how impressive James’ duo with Anthony Davis can be, as the former strong Pelicans winger has on his side compiled 29 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocks. It...
    THE 2019-20 NBA Playoffs are finally underway in the Orlando bubble. Giannis Antetokounmpo and his Milwaukee Bucks are aiming to win their first title since 1971 after securing the best record in the league during the regular season. 14LeBron James continues his quest to become the best NBA player with the Los Angeles LakersCredit: AP:Associated Press And the Bucks could face LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, after they topped the Western Conference. Amongst other huge talking points, LeBron will be hoping to make it title No4 as he aims to close the gap on Michael Jordan - his biggest rival for the GOAT mantle. With the games coming thick and fast, SunSport takes a look at the top ten NBA players of all time - and whether LeBron is already No1 or not... 10. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL 14Shaquille O'Neal won four NBA titles during his careerCredit: Reuters...
    Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has officially backed Joe Biden for President after previously stumping for Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 campaign. In a clip that will air Wednesday on Vice, James told Atlantic columnist Jemele Hill and her co-host, Cari Champion, that he will once again be campaigning for the Democrats' ticket. 'We are at a time where we need change,' James said in the clip, which appears to have been recorded before the Lakers' Game 1 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in the first-round of the NBA playoffs on Tuesday night. 'In order for change, it's all about leadership,' James said, adding 'leadership starts at the top.' SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has officially backed Joe Biden for President after previously stumping for Hillary Clinton 's failed 2016 campaign. James, along with most NBA players, has been kneeling in protest of...
    In his postgame interview, Dame Lillard said "it was only right that I acknowledge the East Oakland Anthem and go dumb for a second." Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports After sinking a long-range three Tuesday night, Damian Lillard busted a move to Too $hort's "Blow the Whistle" when it came on over the speakers in the NBA bubble. Lillard's 34-point effort led his Portland Trail Blazers to a stunning Game 1 upset of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs, but his dancing was the highlight of the night. In his postgame interview, Dame said "they played the East Oakland Anthem, so it was only right that I acknowledge the East Oakland Anthem and go dumb for a second." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Damian Lillard was already cooking against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in the...
    Over the course of the 2019-20 NBA season, the Trail Blazers have only held their opponent under 99 points three times. The Bulls scored 94 points on Nov. 25, and the Knicks managed a measly 87 points on Dec. 10. Those numbers aren’t all that surprising considering that Chicago and New York are two of the worst offensive teams in the league. The third such instance came Tuesday night as the Trail Blazers captured a surprising 100-93 victory over the Lakers in Game 1 of their first-round series. Los Angeles shot 34-of-97 (35.1 percent) from the field and a miserable 5-of-32 (15.6 percent) from 3-point range. To make matters worse, the Lakers also struggled from the free throw line, going 20-of-31 (64.5 percent). “We just gotta be able to take our time and knock down shots from the [free throw] line and from three,” Lakers forward Anthony Davis said after the loss. “We’ll be fine. We’ll continue...
    The Portland Trail Blazers‘ amazing NBA bubble run isn’t over just yet, as they shocked the Lakers in Game 1. Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers played themselves into the postseason with a dramatic hot streak in the NBA bubble. They brought all that momentum into Game 1 against the Lakers and it was enough to carry them to a shocking victory. Lillard, as you would expect, hit some absurd shots but he struggled at times and Carmelo Anthony, Jusuf Nurkic and CJ McCollum combined to shoot just 15-of-42 (35.7 percent). But they made all the big plays when they had to, keeping the pressure on the Lakers’ offense and coming up with timely 3s and challenges at the rim. Portland still has a long way to go before they pull off the ultimate upset but they have to be encouraged by their ability to win an ugly game when...
    UNC students outraged after quick shift to virtual learning Salmonella outbreak linked to onions grows with 47 states reporting cases, more foods recalled LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers co-opted Trumps Make America Great Again hats to call for justice for Breonna Taylor © Provided by INSIDER LeBron James posted an image of his hat to his Instagram account ahead of the Lakers' game on Tuesday night. KingJames / Instagram The Los Angeles Lakers called for justice for Breonna Taylor on Tuesday with a provocative fashion statement. Ahead of the opening game of their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Lakers donned red hats reminiscent of President Donald Trump's infamous "Make America Great Again" hats. The Lakers hats had crossed out "Great Again" and replaced it with "Arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor." It's not the first time the Lakers have used their platform...
    LeBron James posted an image of his hat to his Instagram account ahead of the Lakers' game on Tuesday night. KingJames / Instagram The Los Angeles Lakers called for justice for Breonna Taylor on Tuesday with a provocative fashion statement. Ahead of the opening game of their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Lakers donned red hats reminiscent of President Donald Trump's infamous "Make America Great Again" hats. The Lakers hats had crossed out "Great Again" and replaced it with "Arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor." It's not the first time the Lakers have used their platform to keep attention on Taylor's case. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers sent a message with their pre-game outfits on Tuesday ahead of the opening game of their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers. On their way to...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – As much as anyone in NBA history, LeBron James has been here before. No one has played more minutes (10,049) or scored more points (6,911) in the NBA playoffs. James has been to eight of the last nine Finals, and of the blip last year when he and the Lakers missed the playoffs completely, James pushed back against a reporter on Monday afternoon and said his absence was, “not that long.” That has made it all the more disarming how vulnerable James has admitted he is throughout the last month in the NBA restart. He’s acknowledged his body had to round back into form. He misses his family and the comforts of his Brentwood estate. He misses fans, especially the faithful legions of Staples Center devotees who have roared for him for the last two years. James is not one to easily admit being out...
    New Yorks MTA is asking Apple to create a Face ID that works with masks 15 Tips for Grocery Shopping at Kroger LeBron James and the Lakers are the top seed in the West, but it comes with a huge disadvantage — they dont know who theyll face in the playoffs © Provided by INSIDER LeBron James and the Lakers should have home-court advantage through the playoffs. Instead, they'll have to wait an extra day to know their opponent. Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports LeBron James and the Lakers are the top-seed in the Western Conference heading into the NBA Playoffs. Normally, being the top team in the conference comes with the benefit of home-court advantage, but inside the bubble, their status as the top team in the West could be detrimental. While other teams are already beginning to prepare for their eventual playoff opponent, thanks to the...
    LeBron James and the Lakers should have home-court advantage through the playoffs. Instead, they'll have to wait an extra day to know their opponent. Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports LeBron James and the Lakers are the top-seed in the Western Conference heading into the NBA Playoffs. Normally, being the top team in the conference comes with the benefit of home-court advantage, but inside the bubble, their status as the top team in the West could be detrimental. While other teams are already beginning to prepare for their eventual playoff opponent, thanks to the new play-in formant for the final spot in the West, the Lakers will have to wait a few extra days to know who they are facing in the first round. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers should be sitting pretty heading into the postseason. Through the first...
    What is Black August and how is it different than Black History Month? Florida man arrested, charged with murder after fatally shooting Burger King worker over drive-thru delay, police say NBA restart Day 5 takeaways: Anthony Davis taking over Lakers, and the Sixers remain as unpredictable as ever Another day in the bubble is officially in the books and the playoff picture is beginning to crystalize. The Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, the Raptors took another step towards locking up No. 2 in the East and the bottom of the Western Conference... well that's still a mess. Fortunately, we're here to help you sort through that mess. Here is everything you need to know about Monday's dose of bubble ball.  © Provided by CBS Sports Toronto Raptors 107, Miami Heat 103 Denver Nuggets 121, Oklahoma City Thunder 113 Indiana Pacers 111, Washington...
    Lucky recipient of a monster: Man snags 146-pound world record paddlefish in Oklahoma Trump was secretly recorded boasting on speakerphone of how many retweets he got for a post defending Confederate base names LeBron James says he hopes he and the rest of the NBA made Colin Kaepernick proud by kneeling during the national anthem © Getty/Mike Ehrmann James and his Lakers teammates kneeled during the national anthem on Thursday night. Getty/Mike Ehrmann LeBron James says he hopes he and the rest of the NBA made Colin Kaepernick "proud" with their pregame protests on the NBA's restart on Thursday. Players wore "Black Lives Matter" jerseys to warm up in before taking a knee during the American national anthem. "I hope we made Kaep proud," LeBron told reporters after. "I hope we continue to make Kaep proud." "Every single day I hope I make him proud on how I...
    James and his Lakers teammates kneeled during the national anthem on Thursday night. Getty/Mike Ehrmann LeBron James says he hopes he and the rest of the NBA made Colin Kaepernick "proud" with their pregame protests on the NBA's restart on Thursday. Players wore "Black Lives Matter" jerseys to warm up in before taking a knee during the American national anthem. "I hope we made Kaep proud," LeBron told reporters after. "I hope we continue to make Kaep proud." "Every single day I hope I make him proud on how I live my life, not only on the basketball floor, but off the floor. I want to always speak out against things that I feel like are unjust." James made a game-winning shot with just over 12 seconds left to help the Lakers beat the Clippers 103-101 in his return to action. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
    The Los Angeles Lakers seem to be the easy pick to win the NBA title. The NBA will resume games Thursday night, and the Lakers will get things underway against the Clippers. According to Twitter data collected by sportsinsider.com, the Lakers are the most popular pick to win the title in 25 states. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The Bucks are second taking the top spot in seven states. You can see the full map below. NBA Title Favorites (Credit: SportsInsider.com) The Lakers are also the favorite among gamblers. According to Darren Rovell, 31% of the money bet through MGM has been put on LeBron James and company to win the title. Again, the Bucks are second at 16.8%. Most money bet to win the NBA title at @betmgm books: Lakers 31.0% Bucks 16.8% Clippers 11.7% 76ers 11.3% Celtics 5.8% — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell)...
    Corderos wife talks on moving into new home The biggest tech earnings matter more than ever Where to buy the orange WNBA hoodies seen on LeBron, Chris Paul, Naomi Osaka and more Yahoo Sports is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability is subject to change. The WNBA kicked off their 2020 season Saturday to much fanfare and excitement. Though rookie Sabrina Ionescu’s New York Liberty fell to Sue Bird’s Seattle Storm 87-71, it was nonetheless still an exciting opener for the league. In the NBA bubble and across the nation, plenty of basketball stars and other professional athletes were quick to represent the league, all donning striking orange hoodies. From LeBron James to CJ McCollum, check out the unified support below. Support the W
    Getty LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers. There is a sense that border on the surreal inside the NBA bubble within the Walt Disney World retreat where some of the best basketball players are getting ready for the resumption of the 2019-20 season. There were changes to routines, living quarters and even surroundings that give this atypical setting a strange twist. Lakers star, Lebron James took it a step further and started to expand on the “new normalcy”. While talking to the media on Monday, the 35-year-old mentioned that this year was anything but normal according to reporter Ben Golliver. Lebron on 2020 Lakers’ LeBron James on adjusting to the @NBA bubble: “It’s 2020. Nothing is normal in 2020. Nothing seems as is and who knows if it will ever go back to the way it was.” pic.twitter.com/q9xG7gflbf — Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) July 20, 2020 “It’s...
    Atlanta police release new images of a person of interest in fatal shooting of an 8-year-old girl Coca-Cola Just Debuted a Brand New Way to Get Your Soda Colin Cowherd: Without Rajon Rondo, the Lakers Arent a Championship Team and LeBron Knows It Rajon Rondo broke his thumb in practice over the weekend and is now out 6-8 weeks. Combined with the loss of Avery Bradley, the Lakers are suddenly very thin in the backcourt, even with the recent additions of Dion Waiters and J.R. Smith. That's all Colin Cowherd needs to hear. The Lakers can't win the title and LeBron apparently knows it. © Provided by The Big Lead The Lakers are not a championship team. "LeBron deep down knows it... You lost your 2 best defensive guards — Rondo and Avery Bradley." — @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/RFBtazFSMx— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 13, 2020Cowherd also suggests that LeBron...
    Lakers star LeBron James celebrates two years since joining the historic NBA organization. In his first season he was affected by injury problems playing only 55 games. But this season, he’s putting up MVP numbers and has the Lakers at the top of the Western Conference. Now he’s looking to give the team a title for the first time since 2010. Two years ago today, @KingJames signed with the Lakers? Will he deliver a title to Hollywood? …
    James has had an important ally in Bradley | Mitchell Leff / . LeBron James is an athlete who handles social media very well and likes to be in the news environment. However, many around the league have been puzzled by the silence of the Los Angeles Lakers star about Avery Bradley’s absence ahead of what will be the restart of the NBA campaign. Since the season return was proposed, the commissioner’s office anticipated that there would be players who would choose not to join their teams. While the biggest name absent in Orlando is not a star, so far. It will be Bradley’s. LeBron James Still Silent on Lakers’ Avery Bradley Sitting Out https://t.co/kwFEcz0TgD – @trendsNewsday (@trendsNewsday) June 29, 2020 Without Bradley, LeBron James’ game would be affected, due to how productive he was on both sides of the court. James has already won three championships, but the...
    J.R. Smith is signing with the Lakers. Jason Miller/Getty Images Business Insider The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly signing J.R. Smith for the remainder of the season. Smith, who hasn't played since November 2018, joins a hodgepodge roster of veteran journeymen who are known for big personalities and history with LeBron James. The Lakers have made the group work this season and stand to compete for a title in Orlando with one of the most entertaining groups in the NBA. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Los Angeles Lakers have built a championship-contending team with a roster full of big names and personalities. The latest addition is J.R. Smith, a veteran guard the Lakers are reportedly signing to replace guard Avery Bradley, who has opted to sit out the season's resumption in Disney World. Smith won a championship with LeBron James and the Cleveland...
    The Black Entertainment Television (BET) instituted the BET Awards in 2001 to honor African-American personalities excelling in various fields. The award has a diverse category ranging from winners in the category of music, movies, and sports. LeBron James is a familiar name in the award section due to multiple appearances as a nominee over the years.  This time around, the organizers only had the permission to host a virtual event, in which several musical stars, namely Usher, John Legend, and others delivered a smashing performance.  Michael B. Jordan won the Best Actor award, while ‘The Lovebirds’ actor Issa Rae was presented as the Best Actress. In the category of sports, there are two sections. Awards for Sportswoman of the Year and Sportsman of the Year. Multiple Olympic gold-medallist Simeone Biles took home the honors in the women’s category for her extraordinary achievements in the field of gymnastics.  And for the...
    The J.R. Smith-LeBron James reunion is almost official. The Lakers are “working through the final steps” of a deal with the free-agent Smith to join their roster for the NBA’s resumption in Orlando, ESPN reported. The roster spot became available after Avery Bradley announced he would be sitting out when games are scheduled to resume on July 30 at Disney World, opening the door for Smith to get another shot at chasing a championship with James. Smith, 34, won a title with the Cavaliers in 2016 but has not played since Nov. 19, 2018. The last time he played in the postseason was the 2018 NBA Finals, when he had a memorable gaffe in Game 1 against the Warriors. He corralled a rebound with 4.7 seconds left in regulation of a tie game and began to dribble out the clock, thinking the Cavs were leading. Instead, they lost in...
    The J.R. Smith-LeBron James reunion is almost official. The Lakers are “working through the final steps” of a deal with the free-agent Smith to join their roster for the NBA’s resumption in Orlando, ESPN reported. The roster spot became available after Avery Bradley announced he would be sitting out when games are scheduled to resume on July 30 at Disney World, opening the door for Smith to get another shot at chasing a championship with James. Smith, 34, won a title with the Cavaliers in 2016 but has not played since Nov. 19, 2018. The last time he played in the postseason was the 2018 NBA Finals, when he had a memorable gaffe in Game 1 against the Warriors. He corralled a rebound with 4.7 seconds left in regulation of a tie game and began to dribble out the clock, thinking the Cavs were leading. Instead, they lost in overtime...
    The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly signing J.R. Smith for a run in the playoffs. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the team is “working through” the finishing touches on a deal for LeBron James’ former teammate in Cleveland to join the Lakers. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Free agent guard J.R. Smith and the Lakers are working through final steps of a deal today and he will be added to roster for the Orlando restart, sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2020 I can’t wait to see this. Do we all remember the last time J.R. Smith and LeBron James were on the same team in the playoffs? Smith infamously didn’t shoot at the end of the finals game against Golden State and it looked like LeBron was going to murder him on the spot. Now the band is getting...
    The summer of 2018 proved to be a game-changing one for the Los Angeles Lakers. The team ended on a poor run in the previous season and needed some serious talent to lead the franchise. Well, that’s when the swooped in to sign LeBron James and made heads turn with the deal.  When James announced his signing in 2018, the Lakers faithful must’ve dreamt of winning the title straight away. With a dominant player on their side, the Lakers were bound to make it to the playoffs for the first time since the 2012-13 NBA season.  Unfortunately, things didn’t work out and the Lakers fell into a familiar territory of finishing behind the playoff spot, something which they had been doing for the past five years. It was even more embarrassing for LeBron James as he missed the postseason for the first time since 2005. However, the past can’t be...
1