With their 17th franchise championship, the Lakers are now tied with the Celtics for the most NBA titles ever. It won’t be long until they’re alone in first place. The power of the purple and gold is that they simply can’t be kept down for long.
Rondo is now a legend for the two best franchises in basketball
The Los Angeles Lakers are NBA champions, defeating the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, winning the best-of-seven series four games to two.
Every monster performance from Anthony Davis needn't be used to justify, and re-justify, and re-re-justify, all the Los Angeles Lakers gave up to get him last offseason.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis had big shoes to fill with the Lakers, and they’ve been close to the perfect fit.
Here's the blueprint for how the "locked in" Lakers are overwhelming opponents with defense.
With the Los Angeles Lakers just three wins away from their first NBA title in a decade, owner Jeanie Buss is taking great pride in how the team has used team legend Kobe Bryant's memory as a driving force during their postseason run.
Davis gave up money, frayed relationships and drew the ire of the city of New Orleans when he forced a trade to Los Angeles. This is why. The moments are bigger, more legacy-defining.
Lakers center Dwight Howard says he's found ways with coping with feelings of depression during his 84 days in the NBA' bubble.
The unexpected announcement means the Lakers front office will be undergoing a huge shakeup
The Los Angeles Lakers' mistakes Monday, coupled with a steady performance by the Clippers, has further jeopardized their chances of reaching the playoffs this season.
The Lakers are on the verge of missing the playoffs in LeBron James' first season in Los Angeles.
The Lakers have fallen to their worst postseason odds yet this season, listed at +600 to reach the playoffs following Saturday's loss to the Suns.
The morning after breaking his right hand, Rajon Rondo was at the Los Angeles Lakers' practice facility barking out insights and instructions to his teammates. As usual. "He was talking. Surprise, surprise," Lakers coach Luke Walton said with a smile. "He was talking a lot." With his hand swelling through its splint, Rondo directed Brandon Ingram and players on the second-unit through sets in preparation for their next game at the Orlando Magic.
In advance of LeBron James' return to Akron on Monday, ESPN spoke to more than two dozen NBA figures about his move to L.A. Not everyone was impressed.
Free-agent forward Michael Beasley has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told ESPN. The sides have reached terms on a one-year, $3.5 million deal, sources said. Newly signed Laker LeBron James played one season with Beasley while they were with the Miami Heat in 2013-14, and he is a fan of Beasley's game.
The free agency period for the NBA started midnight of July 1 and as soon as the clock struck 12 midnight news started pouring in of free agents agreeing to contracts with teams. But the biggest fish in free agency had not yet committed until the next day. LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise leader […]
For the last few months, we’ve been operating under the assumption that Paul George to the Lakers next season is close to a done deal. But according to George himself, that isn’t so. George called it ‘too early’ for him to commit to playing with the Lakers next season in an in-depth interview with Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins. The Lakers will have to make commitments from another top player or two from around the league before George even considers them an option, he said. “It would have to be a situation where the ball gets rolling and guys are hopping on. This guy commits, that guy commits. ‘Oh s---, now there’s a team forming.’ It has to be like that,” George told Jenkins.
Russell Westbrook connected with his new teammates immediately. Westbrook scored 17 points in his 28th triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 110-93 on Friday night. It was the first game in a Thunder uniform for Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott, acquired Thursday in a trade with the Chicago Bulls. Gibson scored 12 points and McDermott added eight, even though they arrived Thursday night and weren't even available for shootaround on Friday.
Magic Johnson strolled into the conference room wearing his trademark smile, television-ready in a trim black suit, light blue shirt and black tie. All along the walls surrounding him were photos of the Los Angeles Lakers' glorious past, from fellow legendary players to snapshots of iconic games and championship parades -- all moments that have felt very distant as the franchise has slipped into dysfunction and irrelevance.