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The Los Angeles Lakers are facing a real possibility of having to go through the play-in tournament in order to qualify for the playoffs. They are facing the Portland Trail Blazers, a team that sits right below the Purple and Gold and have the same record, next. Anthony Davis is not that concerned with the […]
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Anthony Davis described the upcoming game against the Portland Trail Blazers as the biggest game out of the remaining games in this regular season. If the Los Angeles Lakers lose it, they will switch places with Portland and will move to the play-in tournament spot. One of the key questions ahead of the game for […]
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Anthony Davis played just 9 minutes as the Lakers were blown out by the Clippers at Staples Center. The 28-year-old forward had to leave the game early due to back spasms. This was the seventh loss in the last nine games for the reigning NBA champions as they continue to drop down the standings and […]
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LeBron James Jr. better known as Bronny is the eldest son of the Los Angeles Lakers star known and he usually gets all the attention from the media. The 16-year-old is projected to enter the NBA in 2023 at a time when his father is set to become a free agent. Bronny’s brother Bryce Maximus […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers veteran guard Wesley Matthews played 27 minutes in a loss against the Clippers which was 8 minutes above his season average. A big part of the reason for his extended playing time in this game was his ability to guard perimeter shooters. According to the Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, the […]
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The Lakers were crushed by the Clippers (118-94) at Staples Center last night. The Clippers took a commanding lead early in the game as they held a 23-point advantage at half time. After the game the Lakers head coach Frank Vogel talked about how his team was unable to stop the Clippers. “[Defence was] better […]
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After a big-time win over the Brooklyn Nets, the Dallas Mavericks star guard Luka Doncic joined the Inside the NBA crew for a postgame interview. He discussed being tied with big man Dwight Howard for the most technicals in the league this season with 15 and being one away from getting suspended:
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The Portland Trail Blazers will have almost all players available for the clash with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. More specifically, only Zach Collins (stress fracture in his left ankle) will be out vs the Lakers, as there is no timetable for his return. In addition, Norman Powell (patellar tendinopathy in his right knee) […]
Charles Barkley made an interesting statement regarding a potential clash between the Nuggets and the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. Barkley, an NBA legend and Hall of Famer, would pick the Nuggets to eliminate the Lakers, given the current playing condition of the two teams. “If the season ended today, I would […]
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Tyronn Lue opened up about how the Clippers will attempt to stop Lakers superstar Anthony Davis on Thursday night. Lue, the head coach of the Clippers, said his players will “double team” Davis as much as possible. “Lue said the gameplan tonight is to “double team” Anthony Davis pretty much as much as possible,” Justin […]
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Frank Vogel confirmed LeBron James will not be in the lineup of the Lakers for the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said James has been ruled out for the game vs the Blazers. James reaggravated his ankle injury on Sunday and could be medically cleared […]
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The Lakers have ruled out Talen Horton-Tucker for the next two games against the Clippers and the Blazers. Horton-Tucker is dealing with a Grade 1 calf strain and will miss the back-to-back set of the Lakers. “He’s going to be out tonight and out tomorrow. He has a Grade 1 calf strain,” Lakers head coach […]
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Serge Ibaka has been sidelined for almost two months now and there is still no timetable for his return to action. Ibaka admitted he is progressing well with his injury (lower back tightness), but he still doesn’t know when he will return. “I’m doing well. I’m getting better every day. No date [for return] yet, […]
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LeBron James has no plans to miss the final games of the Lakers in the regular season, even though he is still dealing with an ankle injury. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, James is expecting to be medically cleared to return to action next week. “Sources tell me LeBron James is aiming to […]
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NBA basketball star, Spencer Dinwiddie, suffered a partial tear of his right knee ACL in game 3 of the Brooklyn Nets season. Spencer had surgery to repair the tear and is currently working to rehabilitate his knee for a strong return to the NBA. SKINS are proud to be providing active and recovery compression sportswear […]
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Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has backed guard Marcus Smart following the player’s ejection vs. the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Smart was unable to suit up against the Charlotte Hornets last Wednesday after directing threatening language toward an official during a match against the Oklahoma City Thunder the previous night, having […]
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The Sacramento Kings are currently on a 4 game winning streak, as they now only trail the Spurs by 2.5 games for the final play-in spot. San Antonio’s lead has a chance to get even smaller with the two clubs set to play on Friday. Kings big man Marvin Bagley says he’s very excited and […]
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The Indiana Pacers’ T.J. Warren was one of the NBA’s hottest players in the Orlando bubble last year and was expected to have a very productive season in 2021. However, the star only featured in four games before undergoing season-ending surgery on his foot. According to a report from Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, Warren wanted […]
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FC Barcelona is in advanced talks with Zalgiris Kaunas guard Rokas Jakubaitis, according to Donatas Urbonas. Per the report, the Lithuanian player has not made a decision yet. Jakubaitis is expected to replace Leandro Bolmaro for the Catalans as the forward from Argentina is expected to join the Minnesota Timberwolves next season. As Urbonas reports, […]
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The Indiana Pacers are suspending assistant coach Greg Foster for one game and fining Goga Bitadze for their argument on court Wednesday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Foster and Bitadze have had a strong working relationship this season and that’s expected to continue, but emotions are running high in Indiana, notes Wojnarowski. Foster, who had to […]
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Brooklyn Nets will sign scoring guard Mike James for the rest of the season, once his second 10-day contract comes to an end, per Eurohoops. His second 10-day contract will expire on May 13. James has seven appearances with the Nets averaging 6.7 points and 3.6 assists. The veteran guard started the season with CSKA […]
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New Orleans Pelicans two-way forward Naji Marshall has agreed to a new three-year, $5.3 million deal, according to Shams Charania. The rest of this season and next season will be fully guaranteed. Marshall has become a mainstay in the team’s rotation in April and May. The 23-year-old undrafted rookie is averaging 6.4 points, 4.1 rebounds […]
According to The Post Millennial, the police officer, who is behind viral TikTok mocking Democrat Party activist and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, told KTVB that he will return to work Thursday and that he has inked a book deal. Nate Silvester calls LeBron for advice:
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Anadolu Efes officially announced on Thursday the contract extension of head coach Ergin Ataman. Ataman agreed to a two-year deal with Efes and will remain with the Turkish club until the end of the 2022/23 season. The experienced coach led Efes to its second straight EuroLeague Final Four and has his sights set on winning […]
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague released the official schedule for the 2021 Final Four, which will take place in late May in Cologne (28-30). More specifically, FC Barcelona will clash with Armani Milano on Friday, May 28, at 21:00 CET. At the same time, CSKA Moscow will play Anadolu Efes three hours earlier, at 18:00 CET. The […]
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Anthony Edwards has been the favorite to win Rookie of the Year after LaMelo Ball’s injury last month. The rookie went off against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday to help his case. The 19-year-old guard/forward had 42 points, on 8-of-9 shooting from deep and an overall 77 percent from the field. According to StatMuse, the […]
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With LeBron James and Dennis Schroder being out, Alex Caruso will assume a role of a primary ball handler for the Los Angeles Lakers in the coming games. Despite not having James, he is confident that the team is good enough to win games. “I might be a little naive when I’m saying this but […]
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Alex Caruso will assume the role of a primary playmaker for the Los Angeles Lakers in the coming games as both LeBron James and Dennis Schroder are out. According to Caruso’s teammate Andre Drummond, the point guard is much better than the general perception of him. “Alex [Caruso] is a far better point guard than […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel confirmed that the team’s star LeBron James will miss the game against the Clippers, saying his status will be day-to-day after that. “He’s out for the Clippers game. He’s day-to-day after that,” Vogel said. “With him playing the two games back he needed those games to test […]
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For the first time in his career, Andre Drummond is playing for a team that has the only goal – winning a championship. Naturally, his role is different from those he had before. Being a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, he is expected to focus on defense more. “I think when I got here […]
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Andre Drummond and Anthony Davis both entered the NBA in 2012 after being drafted in top 10 (number 9 and number 1 respectively). Nine years later, they teamed up on the Los Angeles Lakers. They did play together on Team USA but were never teammates for an extended period of time. Ahead of the Clippers […]
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After many years of playing against LeBron James, Andre Drummond became his teammate on the Los Angeles Lakers. The 27-year-old center played two games together with James so far. Drummond was asked about his experience of playing alongside LeBron ahead of the game against the Clippers. “The time that we’ve had LeBron just being on […]
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Oscar Robertson dismisses criticism on Russell Westbrook: “Players don’t win championships by themselves”
Russell Westbrook is one of the most tantalizing guards of this era, becoming only the second player in the history of the game to finish multiple seasons with triple-double averages. The first to do that was the great Oscar Robertson, who dismissed the criticism on Westbrook’s game and claimed that championships are won by teams, […]
Damian Lillard thinks that Steph Curry is the best shooter in NBA history. Although some fans think that Curry “destroyed the old-school game”, others consider him as a key player of the modern basketball era. “I think that Steph is the best All-time shooter” – said Lillard and added: “Also I think he is the […]
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On Wednesday, the Atlanta Hawks provided an upset by crushing the Phoenix Suns 135-103. This victory evoked the burst of emotions of Trae Young’s dad. “Man, I’m speechless. So happy for the Atlanta Hawks. I’m seriously speechless and honestly just so proud of my son. To average 30 his whole life and also do it […]
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The Clippers will face the Lakers on Thursday night without two players in their lineup. More specifically, Serge Ibaka (lower back tightness) and Amir Coffey (Health and Safety protocols) have been ruled out for the contest. Ibaka has been sidelined since March 15 and there is still no timetable for his return. The Clippers (44-22) […]
Frank Vogel opened up about the playing condition of Andre Drummond, who is still adjusting to the Lakers’ playing style. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said Drummond still needs time to adapt, which is normal as he joined the team 40 days ago. “He’s not quite where we want him to be yet, […]
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Frank Vogel on playing Marc Gasol and Montrezl Harrell at the same time: “It’s tough to play two bigs in the modern NBA”
Frank Vogel addressed the possibility of playing Marc Gasol and Montrezl Harrell at the same time during Lakers games. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, is not optimistic such an idea can work in the modern NBA. “It’s tough to play two bigs in the modern NBA. Two centers,” Vogel said about Harrell and […]
Move over Aaron Carter and Lamar Odom … former NBA forward Matt Barnes says he’s got interest in a big celeb boxing match of his own – telling TMZ Sports he’s down to scrap with ex-NFL superstar Chad Ochocinco! “I do box,” Barnes said … before adding, “but, to be honest with you, like, it’s […]
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Andre Drummond opened up about how the presence of Marc Gasol has helped him adjust to the Lakers. Drummond said Gasol has helped him a lot during his time with the Lakers and sharing the center position with him is ‘beneficial’ to the veteran big man. “Marc has probably been the biggest help for me […]
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A total of eight players are in the injury list of the Lakers for the game against the Clippers on Thursday night. LeBron James (right ankle sprain), Dennis Schroder (Health and Safety protocols) and Jared Dudley (right MCL tear) remain out for the defending champions. In addition, four Lakers players (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – right ankle […]
Poland has named 24 players to their preliminary roster for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) in Kaunas, Lithuania. The event begins on June 29 and ends on July 4. The 24-man squad: Aleksander Balcerowski Adrian Bogucki Aaron Cel Aleksander Dziewa Jakub Garbacz Tomasz Gielo Karol Gruszecki Adam Hrycaniuk Jakub Karolak Lukasz Kolenda Lukasz Koszarek […]
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Kevin Durant is back in the Brooklyn lineup and scoring the ball at a high clip, averaging 33.2 PPG in his last five games. Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard recently talked about just how good a healthy KD is on the Dan Patrick Show. (Via Dan Patrick Show): “I think KD healthy could very well […]
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Ja Morant, the 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year, will have his story told in a docuseries set to release next month. The Memphis Grizzlies star had a very special first season in the NBA, one eclipsing that of Zion Williamson. And, while rookies aren’t often the subjects of documentaries, he says he feels it […]
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Julius Randle says Tom Thibodeau should have been coach of the month, surprised it went to Scott Brooks
New York Knicks star Julius Randle doesn’t think Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks deserved to be named Coach of the Month for April and thinks the award should have gone to his coach, Tom Thibodeau, instead. Randle was the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for April after a string of strong performances and […]
Baskonia guard Luca Vildoza has agreed in principle to a four-year, $13.6 million deal with the New York Knicks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The Argentinian will fly to New York once he clears the immigration process. There is no timetable for his arrival for the Knicks this season due to immigration, physicals and the NBA’s […]
LeBron James’ return to action after being out of action for six weeks due to an ankle injury was short lived. The Los Angeles Lakers star played just two games before having to take a break due to issues in the ankle he had previously injured. The clock is ticking for the Lakers to get […]
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Milwaukee Bucks are expected to sign Maccabi Tel Aviv’s forward Elijah Bruant, per Emiliano Carchia of Sportando and Roi Cohen of Sport5. Bryant went undrafted during the 2018 NBA Draft, and joined Hapoel Eliat, before signing with Maccabi Tel Aviv during the 2019 offseason. He averaged 9.8 points, three rebounds, two assists and 23.3 minutes […]
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Chicago Bulls will have All-Star guard Zach LaVine back by Thursday, according to Shams Charania. LaVine is planning to make his return vs. the Hornets. Lavine has missed the past 11 games after entering the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols. He was averaging a career-best 27.5 points per game when he was sidelined, along […]
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A handful of NBA coaches are reportedly on the “hot seat” as the season winds down. Portland Trail Blazers’ Terry Stotts, Milwaukee Bucks’ Mike Budenholzer, Indiana Pacers’ Nate Bjorkgren, Sacramento Kings’ Luke Walton and Washington Wizards’ Scott Brooks are all coaches whose futures are worth monitoring, according to Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The […]
Jason Kidd, former NBA champion and current assistant coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, is among potential candidates to replace the Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Scotts if he gets fired, per Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic. After serving as a head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets […]
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Former NBA champion Richard Jefferson made a bold comment on the Gilbert Arenas podcast, saying LeBron James is a better scorer than Michael Jordan. Jefferson, who now serves as a sports analyst on ESPN, played alongside James in Cleveland through 2015-2017, including the championship winning season in 2016. Sports analyst Skip Bayless found his comments […]
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“LeBron James is the greatest scorer of all-time” – Richard Jefferson & Gilbert Arenas break it down
Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – these are names that are rightfully brought up when it comes to scoring in the NBA, but former NBA stars Richard Jefferson and Gilbert Arenas break down exactly why, when it comes to scoring, the Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James is the […]
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During his appearance on the Drinks with Binks, 2016 NBA Champion and co-host of Road Trippin’ podcast Channing Frye says he understands why Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic are complaining about the play-in tournament, but the truth is, it’s not about their feelings:
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Jay Williams on LeBron James saying he’ll never get back to 100%: “I’ve never heard MJ say something like that”
Retired NBA player-turned-ESPN analyst Jay Williams doesn’t like that the Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James said he will never be 100 percent healthy again: “I’ve never heard MJ say something like that…MJ just wouldn’t say anything at all.”
The Los Angeles Clippers are among the four teams in the Western Conference that have already clinched their spots in the playoffs. With six regular season games left to play, the team finds itself in the third place in the West with 44 wins and 22 losses. There are enough games for the Clippers to […]
Ja Morant, who was named the 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year, continues to impress in his second year in the league. The 21-year-old point guard is averaging 19.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game for the Memphis Grizzlies. Recently, he was asked by the NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal where he ranks himself […]
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Lonzo Ball tied his career high of 33 points as he helped the New Orleans Pelicans defeat the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. The 23-year-old point guard also grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists. The eldest of the Ball brothers bounced back from a disappointing performance a day earlier in the first game of […]
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Amid a year of difficulties with players and staff, first-year Indiana Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren’s future with the franchise is uncertain, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Bjorkgren reportedly has work to do on relationships with key players in his locker room and has thus far shown a willingness within the organization to try to address those […]
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Miami Heat head coach Erick Spoelstra reckons Jimmy Butler would be in the MVP conversation during a normal season. The Heat had a pretty short offseason after playing in the NBA Finals last year and are heading into the end of a shortened 72-game campaign. The reigning Eastern Conference champions were 35-30 ahead of their […]
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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith was back in his role as Brick on General Hospital this week and got into a shootout with a bad guy in the soap opera episode. The sports analyst boasted about his getting to kill someone during First Take on Tuesday and teased an upcoming love scene with a police commissioner. […]
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Wesley Matthews praised the Lakers for the way they played in the much-needed win (89-93) over the Denver Nuggets on Monday. Matthews said the Lakers should keep playing with ‘heart’ and ‘hold each other accountable’. “Just the heart, the togetherness. Being able to hold each other accountable and to be able to do that, you […]
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FC Barcelona dominated Zenit Saint Petersburg in Game 5 of the EuroLeague playoff series (79-53) and returns to the Final Four after seven years. The Catalans took control from the opening tip and never looked back. They led by 13 at halftime (43-30) and 18 early in the second half (57-39) to cruise to the […]
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Shavon Shields had a career night in the EuroLeague and helped Armani Milano return to the Final Four for the first time in 29 years. Shields had 34 points (9/12 shooting, 5/6 from beyond the arc, PIR of 41), as Armani edged Bayern Munich (92-89) to win the series (3-2). The Italians led by as […]
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LeBron James missed the Los Angeles Lakers’ last game vs. the Denver Nuggets after re-aggravating his ankle injury vs. Toronto Sunday. James returned to action last Friday after missing 20 games with a high right ankle sprain. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, James will miss the next two games against the Clippers and the Blazers. The […]
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Minnesota Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards and Toronto Raptors’ Malachi Flynn have been named Western and Eastern Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for April. The award was for games from April 1 to April 30. This is the second time that Edwards has won the award this season, as he won in March, while this is […]
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ESPN’s Bart Scott and Chris Carlin break down the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers win against the Denver Nuggets, Anthony Davis’s ability to step up, LeBron James injury, and his comments about the NBA play-in tournament:
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Anadolu Efes edged Real Madrid in a late thriller at Sinan Erdem Dome and closed out the series to advance to the Final Four. In a hard-fought battle, Efes led by as many as 12 points (57-45), but Real came back back and tied the game (80-80). Krunoslav Simon hit a crucial three-pointer for Efes […]
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Baron Davis, a two-time NBA All-Star, who made the All-NBA Third Team in 2004 and led the NBA in steals twice, joined his former Golden State Warriors teammates Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson on the All The Smoke podcast to look back on the legendary ‘We Believe’ Warriors squad:
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During his appearance on the All The Smoke podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, retired NBA player-turned-TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal reflects on his time in Orlando and talks about the team’s loss in the 1995 NBA Finals to big man Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets:
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Anthony Davis has been singled out as a key to the Los Angeles Lakers chances of repeating as the NBA champions this season. However, he is not performing at the level that he did last year, says sports analyst Brandon Marshall. He brought up AD’s numbers from last year’s bubble and compared to those of […]
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During his appearance on “Drinks with Binks” with Julie Stewart-Binks, left-wing actor and comedian Michael Rapaport was asked about the Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James’s comments about the NBA play-in tournament. Rapaport thinks LeBron and athletes “of a certain age” are entitled and wants to remind everyone it’s only two extra games:
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Orlando’s Mo Bamba went for a career game in Detroit on Monday, going for 22 points & 15 rebounds in 29 minutes. The soon to be 23-year-old has looked very productive since the Magic traded top big men Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon. Bamba acknowledged that he still needs to make improvements after last night’s […]
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Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges will miss tonight’s game and multiple games due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Bridges is in quarantine now, notes Adrian Wojnarowski, and he is expected to miss 10-to-14 days, according to Shams Charania. Though it hasn’t been confirmed, a 10-to-14 day timeline is typically associated with a positive […]
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed veteran center Anderson Varejao to a 10-day contract, the team announced. The team was granted a hardship exception by the NBA in order to acquire Varejao, as they have several players currently out with an injury. Teams can apply for the hardship exception if they have four players who have missed at […]
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Los Angeles Lakers prevailed (93-89) in a crucial matchup vs. the Denver Nuggets Monday as they put a stop to a three-game losing streak to improve to 37-28. The Lakers’ legend Magic Johnson took to Twitter to praise the team for the important win claiming Anthony Davis was the main reason the LA franchise prevailed […]
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Philadelphia 76ers are in the run to win the Eastern Conference this season thanks to Joel Embiid’s MVP-level season and the presence of Ben Simmons on the defensive end. Doc Rivers recently talked about the two stars relationship, and how they worked together to put Philadelphia in a winning position this year. (via Sixerswire): “Their […]
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Ja Morant was not in the best mood after the Memphis Grizzlies’ loss to the New York Knicks Monday. The Grizzlies star guard was furious with refs’ decision to eject him from the game. Morant took to Twitter and did not hold back his thoughts on the officials. Morant’s frustration was evident during the game, […]
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Golden State Warriors claimed an important victory over the Pelicans on Monday thanks to another Steph Curry’s monster performance. The Warriors’ star guard registered 41 points to lead his team to a 123-104 win over the Pels. After the contest, Draymond Green claimed he would not want to have Curry as an opponent. (via Nick […]
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Leandro Bolmaro will join the Minnesota Timberwolves next season, according to the team’s President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas (hat tip to Eurohoops). Bolmaro was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2020 draft by the New York Knicks, and was later traded to the T-Wolves. The guard/forward from Argentina saw his minutes rise during […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers ended a three-game losing streak by defeating the Denver Nuggets 93-89. It was also the second win in eight games for the reigning NBA champions. According to Anthony Davis, who led the winners in scoring with 25 points, it was a good win against a good team which will give the […]
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Two of the Los Angeles Lakers newcomers, Wesley Matthews and Marc Gasol, who joined the team this past offseason, saw their playing time diminish lately with the additions of Andre Drummond and Ben McLemore. After not playing for several games, the two appeared on the floor against the Denver Nuggets as the reigning NBA champions […]
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Marc Gasol played 17 minutes for the Los Angeles Lakers in a win against the Denver Nuggets as he scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, helping his team snap a three-game losing streak. After the game the Spanish center was asked what the win meant for the Lakers. “Any win is always good,” Gasol […]
Steph Curry helped the Golden State Warriors earn a win over the New Orleans Pelicans by dropping 41 points in 35 minutes of play. The 33-year-old superstar has taken his team on his shoulders this season, as Klay Thompson has been ruled out for another year. The Warriors guard Juan Toscano-Anderson spoke highly of Curry […]
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Carmelo Anthony reached a major milestone in the Portland Trail Blazers loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The 36-year-old forward finished with with 14 points, which was enough to move up on the NBA All-Time scoring list. Melo recently passed Hakeem Olajuwon for the 11th place and now he overtook Elvin Hayes to become the Top […]
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The beauty of betting on sports is how the handicap varies. What might give you an added advantage in basketball, might not in baseball, hockey, or the NFL. For instance, there is a reverse line in baseball that obviously isn’t an issue in other sports. Although tackling every sport individually could be fun, it can […]
Miami Heat player Jimmy Butler is getting ready to lead his team to the NBA Playoffs. The Heat are currently in 6th place at the Eastern Conference, and local Miami reporter Ira Winderman, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, asked Jimmy Butler about the upcoming tough schedule, via awesemo.com: “Are you aware of how tough the […]
Nikola Jokic believes Marc Gasol deserves more credit for his contributions on the floor, despite his struggles with the Lakers. Jokic said people forget who Gasol is and praised the Spanish center for his accomplishments. “I think we all forget who Marc Gasol is. The guy who won two defensive players of the year,” Jokic […]
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Marc Gasol said he had no idea that Kyle Kuzma had publicly asked for the Spanish center to have more playing time. Gasol said he talked with Kuzma privately and told him he is fine with whatever role he has with the Lakers. “Marc Gasol says he didn’t know that Kyle Kuzma had publicly asked […]
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JaVale McGee shared his thoughts on receiving his championship ring from the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. McGee said he wanted to get his ring with fans in attendance at Staples Center and not just have the Lakers send it to him. “JaVale McGee said the Lakers asked him whether he wanted them to […]
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Nikola Jokic on the possibility of a Nuggets – Lakers clash in the first round of the playoffs: “If we want to win it, we need to play with the best”
Nikola Jokic is not concerned about the possibility of facing the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. Jokic said the Nuggets should play with the best if they want to win the championship and has no problem to face the Lakers. “If it happens, it happens. Why not? If we want to win […]
Frank Vogel opened up about the role of Marc Gasol with the Lakers and praised him for his commitment to the team. Vogel called Gasol ‘a winner’, whose attitude is exactly what the Lakers need to win the championship. “Marc Gasol is a winner… That type of commitment, sacrifice and whatever the team needs attitude […]
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Marc Gasol is only focused on how he will help the Lakers win, not his role or minutes spent on the floor. Gasol, who had not played in two of the past three games, entered in the second half and played 17 minutes. He had 10 points with all three of his field goals coming […]
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The New York Knicks have officially clinched their first winning season since 2013. After the road victory over the Memphis Grizzlies (118-104), the Knicks improved to 37-28 and ensured they will finish the regular season with a winning record. New York is currently fourth in the Eastern Conference standings and is fighting to secure its […]
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Russell Westbrook is the second-best point guard in NBA history behind Magic Johnson, says Wizards head coach
Russell Westbrook received high praise from the head coach of the Washington Wizards, Scott Brooks. According to Brooks, Westbrook is the second-best point guard in NBA history behind Magic Johnson. “Point guards don’t do what he does,” Brooks said, via Bleacher Report. Westbrook had the third game in NBA history with 20-plus rebounds and 20-plus […]
Kyle Kuzma and Alex Caruso will be in the starting lineup of the Lakers for the game against the Denver Nuggets on Monday. Kuzma returns to the starting lineup after a two-game absence, replacing LeBron James, who is out with an ankle sprain. Meanwhile, Caruso will start in place of Dennis Schroder, who will be […]
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Frank Vogel had nothing but good words to say about the Denver Nuggets and star center Nikola Jokic. Vogel praised the Nuggets for their place in the standings and called Jokic an ‘MVP candidate’. “I think it just speaks to Joker’s brilliance. … I think they’re playing team basketball led by an MVP candidate,” Frank […]
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Marc Gasol could get more playing time against the Denver Nuggets on Monday, according to Lakers head coach Frank Vogel. Gasol has had limited to no playing time over the last few games, but that may change against the Nuggets. “Frank Vogel on if he’s looking to get Marc Gasol more minutes: “We’re looking at […]
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Frank Vogel addressed the injury of Lakers superstar LeBron James, which will keep him out from the game against the Denver Nuggets. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said James is ‘day-to-day’ with a right ankle sprain. “He’ll be day-to-day. He didn’t suffer any setbacks, but he’ll be day-to-day,” Vogel said, via Ryan Ward […]
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FC Barcelona and head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius have their sights set on Game 5 vs Zenit Saint Petersburg on Tuesday night. Jasikevicius noted his players have worked hard all season in order to reach that game and help FC Barcelona return to the Final Four after seven years. “It is time to step up. My […]
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Dennis Schroder made an interesting statement regarding himself and his Lakers teammate LeBron James. Schroder revealed he and James are the only Lakers that have not been vaccinated yet. “Nearly the whole team is vaccinated – only LeBron and I are not, I think. I can’t go into quarantine again, if that happens now, I‘ll […]
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Monday night action in the NBA could see the Denver Nuggets secure their place in the postseason, as they are set to face the Lakers. More specifically, if the Nuggets (43-21) defeat the Lakers at Staples Center, they will clinch their spot in the playoffs. At the same time, this can also happen if the […]
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The Lakers could be without several players in the lineup against the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. More specifically, LeBron James (right ankle sprain) and Dennis Schroder (Health and Safety protocols) have been ruled out for the contest. At the same time, five Lakers players (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – right ankle sprain, Alex Caruso – back […]
Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker and Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum have been named NBA Players of the Week for the Western and Eastern Conference, respectively, for Week 19. Both Booker and Tatum have now won the award three times this season, tied with Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic for the most this season. Booker averaged […]
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Lonzo & LaMelo Ball had plans set on becoming NBA players since they first picked up a basketball, accomplishing their future goals with ease by going top 3 in the draft. The two brothers have always trusted that hard work would guide them in the right direction, never feeling like getting to the league was […]
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During his appearance on the All The Smoke podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, retired NBA player-turned-TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal opens up about his time in LA with Kobe Bryant and the team’s 3-peat. Plus, Shaq discusses why he was traded to Miami and how he wishes he could have stayed a Laker for […]
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Kevin Love would like to return to his hometown some day and play for the Portland Trail Blazers. Love, who is a Portland native, hopes he will have the chance to play for his hometown team in the future. Love joined Chris Haynes in his ‘Posted up’ podcast talking about the possibility of playing with […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is set to miss tonight’s game against the Denver Nuggets due to a sore right ankle. He was uncertain after the loss to the Toronto Raptors last night. According to Shams Charania, LeBron’s is uncertain as of now for the Lakers’ next game, Thursday versus the Clippers. James […]
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Former EuroLeague star Mike James will get another chance to earn his spot on the Brooklyn Nets roster. The 30-year-old point guard signed a second 10-day contract with the team. James played 6 games for the Nets averaging 6.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 17.2 minutes per game during his first 10 days […]
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After sitting on the bench for three games, Marc Gasol missed another opportunity to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, this time in their recent loss to the Toronto Raptors. The 36-year-old Spanish center accepted a reduced role after the team signed free agent Andre Drummond. Gasol’s teammate Kyle Kuzma then publicly congratulated him for […]
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder is expected to miss 10-to-14 days due to health and safety protocols, according to Shams Charania. Schroder entered the protocols on May 2. While it hasn’t yet been confirmed, that timeline is typically for players who have registered a positive COVID-19 test. Schroder, 27, will now likely miss the […]
Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford has cleared NBA health and safety protocols after previously testing positive for COVID-19, the team announced. While Clifford won’t return to coach tonight against the Detroit Pistons, he will return May 5 against the Boston Celtics and coach the final seven games of the regular season. Clifford has received […]
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In this VladTV clip, a former NBA star forward Lamar Odom spoke about becoming ‘Hollywood royalty’ after marrying Khloe Kardashian, and also talked about the impact of an NBA Finals win. Along with that, Odom spoke on his initial unhappiness with being placed at 6th man on the Los Angeles Lakers:
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Iowa Hawkeyes star Luka Garza – voted the best college basketball player in 2021 – is letting his haters be his motivators … telling TMZ Sports he’s using all the doubters as fuel to becoming a true NBA star:
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ESPN’s Elle Duncan takes a look back at a 2014-15 first-round matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Houston Rockets that ended with a series-winning buzzer-beater from Damian Lillard. Kendrick Perkins and Doris Burke give their thoughts on not only the shot but how Lillard cemented ‘Dame Time’ and his legacy as one of […]
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Bayern Munich is interested in signing Partizan’s guard Ognjen Jaramaz, according to Mozzartsport (hat tip to Eurohoops.net). Bayern has a great chance to make history on Tuesday if they win Olimpia Milano in Game 5 of the EuroLeague quarterfinals series. However, the club’s front-office is already thinking about the future. Jaramaz will be a free […]
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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James re-injured his ankle during Sunday’s matchup vs. the Toronto Raptors. James departed the 121-114 loss to the Toronto Raptors with 6:42 remaining in the contest. The Lakers’ superstar is battling with ‘some soreness’ according to head coach Frank Vogel (hat tip to metro.us). This is the same right ankle […]
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Evan Fournier admitted he’s still experiencing some difficulties as he’s making his playing recovery from COVID-19. The Boston Celtics’ guard claimed that ‘it’s been a painful comeback’ for him after the game between his team and Portland. (via masslive.com): “My plan was to stop talking about it so it might help me, but the thing […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers are going through a tough stretch having lost six out of their last seven games. Most recently, the reigning NBA champions were defeated by the Toronto Raptors. After a strong start to the season, the Lakers had a whole bunch of their players miss games, mainly due to injuries. Arguably the […]
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The Toronto Raptors handed the Los Angeles Lakers their third loss in a row and the sixth loss in the last seven games. The reigning NBA champions are dangerously close to dropping to the Play-In Tournament slot as they share the same record as the seventh-placed Portland Trail Blazers. LeBron James is clearly not in […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers have lost six out of their last seven games. Their most recent defeat came against the Toronto Raptors. According to the Lakers star LeBron James, for whom this was the second game after a six-week break due to an ankle injury, his team has not played its brand of basketball lately. […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers are now in a three-game losing after falling to the Toronto Raptors (114-121) at Staples Center. The reigning NBA champions have the same record as the seventh-placed Portland Trail Blazers and face real possibility of dropping to the Play-In Tournament area. After the game the Lakers head coach Frank Vogel shared […]
Kyle Lowry was unstoppable against the Los Angeles Lakers, leading the Toronto Raptors to the 121-114 win at Staples Center. Lowry had 37 points (12/20 shooting, 8/13 shooting) and 11 assists against the Lakers, who actively pursued him before the trade deadline. “There’s no extra motivation. I didn’t care about anything other than winning this […]
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Kyle Kuzma addressed the issues the Los Angeles Lakers are dealing with at the moment, both on and off the court. Kuzma noted the Lakers have been affected by injuries and the lack of chemistry and need to ‘find that spark’ again. “I just don’t think we’re connected right now. I just think we’re unhealthy […]
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Anthony Davis frustrated after Lakers loss to the Raptors: “We really can’t get any lower than this”
Anthony Davis shared his frustration for the performance of the Lakers after the loss to the Toronto Raptors (121-114). Davis said the Lakers play poor basketball and have to turn things around as soon as possible. “It’s the lowest we’ve been in awhile. … We really can’t get any lower than this,” Davis told reporters, […]
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LeBron James calls out the NBA for the play-in tournament: “Whoever came up with that sh*t needs to be fired”
LeBron James didn’t hide his annoyance for the play-in tournament, which will determine the final two playoff spots in the East and the West. James called out the NBA for its decision to create the play-in tournament. “Whoever came up with that shit needs to be fired,” LeBron James said, via Ryan Ward of Lakers […]
Frank Vogel shared his displeasure for the performance of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 121-114 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Vogel said he is not happy about how the Lakers are playing and noted they need to make changes in the remaining games. “We’re just not playing well right now. We just have to […]
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Three players of the Denver Nuggets have been ruled out for the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. More specifically, the Nuggets will face the Lakers without Will Barton (right hamstring strain), Monte Morris (right hamstring strain) and Jamal Murray (season-ending left ACL surgery). In addition, Zeke Nnaji is listed as questionable […]
Frank Vogel shared his thoughts on the performance of Kyle Kuzma with the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Vogel said he has been impressed by what Kuzma has brought to the team this season, and especially his positivity and aggressiveness. “Kuz has been great all yearz The positivity that he brings to our team, doing […]
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Alex Caruso will be in the starting lineup of the Lakers for the game against the Toronto Raptors on Friday. This will be the first start for Caruso, who replaces Dennis Schroder, who is out, due to the Health and Safety protocols of the NBA. The last time Caruso started was when the Lakers beat […]
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For basketball players, whether they are professionals or amateurs, earphones has become a key attribute of their daily life. Some like to listen to music before games to get motivation, others wear earphones during workouts. Padmate, a company that has produced PaMu Slide Mini and PaMu Silent earbuds, among others, in the past now presents […]
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Jeanie Buss opened up about why Chris Paul didn’t join the Los Angeles Lakers back in 2011. Buss, then vice president of business operations of the Lakers, said the trade failed to materialize due to the miscommunication between then NBA Commissioner David Stern and then-New Orleans general manager Dell Demps. “So if you remember we […]
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols and will miss the team’s game against the Toronto Raptors tonight. It’s unclear why the 27-year-old is in the protocols or how long he will be out, but he will also likely miss the team’s next game on May 3 against the Denver Nuggets. This […]
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Toronto Raptors are expected to be undermanned on Sunday’s contest against the Los Angeles Lakers. Nick Nurse will not have four players available in a crucial matchup for the team. The team announced (hat tip to Sportnet.ca) that VanVleet, who has been dealing with a left hip injury, will be out for recovery purposes. VanVleet […]
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The 2020/21 regular season campaign seems to end on a disappointing note for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland is expected to be out of playoff contention again as we’re approaching the final games of the regular season. Collin Sexton has made a huge leap scoring-wise improving his offensive efficiency this season. The Young Bull is the […]
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LaMelo Ball has returned to action for the Hornets in the win over the Detroit Pistons Saturday. The rookie had previously missed six weeks with a fractured wrist. Charlotte Hornets’ head coach James Borrego expressed the certainty that Ball deserves to win the Rookie of the Year award even after missing a significant portion of […]
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Kawhi Leonard missed the last five games of the Los Angeles Clippers due to a sore foot. The Clippers faithful became nervous as their star missed many matches heading to the postseason. After the loss to the Nuggets, Leonard assured that his injury is not a significant one, and it would not impact him for […]
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Dorian Finney-Smith is a key reason why the Mavericks are currently 5th in the Western Conference, as he’s shooting a career best 40.2% from deep this season. Finney-Smith shot 45.2% from three during the month of April and carried that momentum into last night’s game vs. Washington, hitting six 3’s for 22 points. The Mavs […]
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DAKAR, Senegal, May 2, 2021/ — The Basketball Africa League today unveiled the three groups of four for the 12 teams that will compete in the inaugural season. During this stage, each team will face the other three teams in the group once. Group A: GNBC (Madagascar), US Monastir (Tunisia), Rivers Hoopers (Nigeria), Patriots (Rwanda). […]
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In this clip, a former NBA forward Lamar Odom spoke on his upcoming boxing match against pop star Aaron Carter. Like many others, the matchup didn’t make much sense to Odom due to the wide difference in size between both men. Lamar Odom’s 6’10” height and 240 lb weight are far above Aaron Carter’s 6’1″ […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers are on the brink of dropping to the seventh place in the Western Conference after they were overtaken by the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs recently earned two wins over the reigning NBA champions and after their most recent overtime win over the Washington Wizards they tied the Lakers’ record and bumped […]
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EuroLeague Basketball decided to reschedule Game 5 of the playoff series between Anadolu Efes and Real Madrid. More specifically, the game between Efes and Real will start 45 minutes earlier (19:45 CET instead of 20:30 CET) on Tuesday, May 4. The league made that change in order to avoid all three games taking place at […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers veteran Jared Dudley is working on his recovery from a torn MCL in his knee. His teammate Anthony Davis met him at a gym as he was working out. “Our starting two-guard come playoff time,” Davis laughed as he walked towards Dudley. “Our starting two-guard!” Dudley last played for the Lakers […]
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Miami Heat sharpshooter Duncan Robinson has done it again. After becoming the fastest NBA player to knock 300 three-pointers down back in January, the former University of Michigan player is now the fastest to 500. Robinson scored 20 points in Miami’s win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night, going 7-10 from the field and […]
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Several Lakers players are in the injury report for the match against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night. LeBron James (right ankle sprain) and Alex Caruso (back spasms) are listed as questionable by the defending champions. Five Lakers players (Anthony Davis – right calf strain, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – right ankle sprain, Kyle Kuzma -left thumb […]
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Shaquille O’Neal made an interesting statement about what could have happened if he hadn’t left Kobe Bryant and the Lakers back in 2004. O’Neal, a Lakers and NBA legend, said he and Bryant could have won seven titles if they remained together in LA. “Seven (championships). The reason I got traded isn’t because of the […]
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The NBA standings are still bouncing around, as the season finishes up in mid-May. A bunch of teams are hoping to get healthy and build chemistry with the playoffs approaching. Nets look dominant, bench playing lights out with James Harden injured: The Brooklyn Nets look extremely hard to beat, even without a full roster. New […]
Frank Vogel is pleased with how well Andre Drummond and Ben McLemore have adjusted to the Lakers tactics. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said the team should continue help them grow in every game. “We lost three of the last four so obviously you want it to happen right away and go 4-0 […]
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Kendrick Perkins reacted to the Lakers failing to sign Kyle Lowry before the trade deadline in late March. After the Lakers’ loss to the Sacramento Kings (110-106), Perkins took to Twitter and was wondering why the defending champions didn’t add Lowry to their roster. “Still can’t believe the Lakers didn’t pull the trigger to get […]
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Nikola Jokic is now an MVP candidate in the NBA but his path to the league did not predict such a bright future. Back in 2014, he was playing for Mega Basket in his native Serbia. That year, he was eligible to be drafted at the NBA Draft. Joker was picked at number 41 by […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers have now lost five of their last six games after getting defeated by the Sacramento Kings 106-110, despite having LeBron James make a comeback. The reigning NBA champions collapsed in the fourth quarter, losing it by 14 points (18-32). According to James Worthy, who won three titles as a Laker, the […]
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Vincent Poirier joined Real Madrid last month returning to Europe after two seasons in the NBA, where he played for the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers. Real Madrid’s superstar mentioned that the decision to leave the NBA and join the Spanish giants was not a tough one in a recent interview on the website […]
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Russell Westbrook on receiving recognition from Oscar Robertson: “It’s something that, honestly, I don’t take for granted”
Russell Westbrook is four triples-doubles away from tying the all-time career record of 181 set by the great Hall of Fame point guard Oscar Robertson. Westbrook added a 15-12-11 effort in the Washington Wizards 122-93 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Considering there are still nine games to be played, Westbrook could break Robertson’s career record […]
Draymond Green reacted to Jayson Tatum’s historic performance vs. San Antonio on Friday night. Tatum made 20 of his 37 field-goal attempts and 5-of-7 from 3-point range to finish the game with 60 points. The Celtics were able to erase a 32-point deficit to claim victory over Gregg Popovich’s team. Green took to Twitter after […]
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Damian Lillard responded to Yahoo Sports Chris Hayne’s piece that suggested the Portland Trail Blazers should find a better supporting cast to surround their superstar. Dame responded to the report claiming that these are the writer’s thoughts after the Blazers whipped the Nets (128-109) with Lillard going off for 32 points, nine rebounds and seven […]
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CSKA Moscow advanced to the EuroLeague Final Four sweeping the series vs. Fenerbahçe thanks to Will Clyburn great performance in Game 3. As a result, the dynamic forward was named EuroLeague MVP of the week. Clyburn took over Game 3 of the series dropping a career-high 34 points and leading his team to another Final-Four […]
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Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to apply for a hardship exception in hope of re-signing Anderson Varejao to a celebratory contract, per Chris Fedor of cleveland.com. Cleveland has several players out due to injury, and teams can apply for the hardship exception if they have four players who have missed at least three games due to […]
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NBA legend Paul Pierce has been living his best life since getting fired by ESPN for his Stripper Poker party. See how the 43-year-old Pierce, after distancing himself from the strict and formal NBA and ESPN protocols, enjoys life.
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The Los Angeles Lakers lost their second game in a row and remained in the fifth place in the Western Conference. Despite not dropping in the standings, the reigning NBA champions got closer to the seventh place which would put them in the Play-In Tournament. Their advantage over the sixth-placed Dallas Mavericks and the seventh-placed […]
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The return of LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers roster was marked by a loss to the Sacramento Kings. Despite the loss, Anthony Davis, who was the top scorer for the reigning NBA champions with 22 points, thinks his team will be fine. “Guys are still trying to get back to playing with myself, […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers have nine regular season games to get the team prepared for the playoffs. One of the challenges is to re-integrate LeBron James and get him used to playing newcomers Andre Drummond and Ben McLemore. James returned last night against the Sacramento Kings from a 40-day break he had to take due […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James returned to action against the Sacramento Kings after being out for 40 days with an ankle injury. The four-time NBA champion played 32 minutes during which he scored 16 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 7 assists. However, his team ended up losing the game 106-110. It was […]
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LeBron James opened up about being sidelined for six weeks, due to a right ankle injury he suffered on March 20. James called this 40-day period, during which he missed 20 games, ‘very stressful’. “More stressful than I’ve ever been,” James told reporters, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation. James had 16 points, eight rebounds […]
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Anthony Davis revealed how he found out that LeBron James would return to the Lakers lineup vs the Sacramento Kings. Davis said he found out about James’ return via a message that Montrezl Harrell sent in their group chat. “Anthony Davis says he found out LeBron was coming back when Trezz sent a gif of […]
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Anthony Davis and Frank Vogel shared their excitement for the return of Anthony Davis to the lineup of the Lakers. Both Davis and Vogel said James played well despite beig out of action for 40 days. “He looked good. Obviously, he wasn’t himself. I’m sure he told you guys that,” Davis said, via Ryan Ward […]
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LeBron James doesn’t believe he will get back to 100% after the ankle injury that sidelined him for 40 days. James said at this stage of his career it is ‘impossible to return to 100%. “Getting back to 100 percent is impossible. I don’t think I’ll get back to 100 percent in my career,” James […]
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Andre Drummond shared his thoughts on the Lakers trying to find chemistry with LeBron James and Anthony Davis back in the lineup. Drummond said the Lakers will need time on the court in order to re-build their chemistry. “Andre Drummond thinks it’ll just take on-court time together for this team to start clicking on both […]
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Frank Vogel was not satisfied with what he saw from the Los Angeles Lakers in the loss to the Sacramento Kings on Friday (110-106). Vogel called the loss ‘very, very disappointing’ and noted the team should win as many games as possible to secure their place in the postseason. “It’s a very, very disappointing loss […]
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Jayson Tatum scored a career-high 60 points to help the Boston Celtics overturn a 32-point regulation deficit to beat the San Antonio Spurs 143-140 in overtime on Friday night. Tatum scored 21 points in the fourth quarter and 10 in overtime, tying Larry Bird’s Celtics record for most points scored in a single game. No […]
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After missing 20 games with an ankle injury, LeBron James returns to the starting lineup of the Lakers for the game against the Sacramento Kings. James had been sidelined since March 20 with a high right ankle sprain, but he is now ready to go, with 10 games left until the end of the regular […]
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Alex Caruso will not be in the Lakers lineup for the game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Caruso is dealing with back spasms and will miss his second straight match, as he didn’t play in the loss to the Wizards on Wednesday (107-116). Caruso could be available for the next home game of […]
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Frank Vogel shared his excitement about the return of LeBron James to the lineup of the Los Angeles Lakers. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, also noted the Lakers will be ‘responsible’ with James’ minutes, as he was out for 40 days. “He felt coming off this trip it’s time to get him back […]
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As the Lakers confirmed, LeBron James will be available for the game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday. James returns to the lineup of the Lakers after missing 40 days with a high right ankle sprain. During his absence, the Lakers have struggled and have dropped to fifth in the West, at 36-26.
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LeBron James is set to return against the Sacramento Kings on Friday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. As Charania reports, if warmup goes as planned, James will be in the lineup of the Lakers tonight. LeBron James has been sidelined since March 20 with a high right ankle sprain. During his absence, the […]
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Portland Trail Blazers were among the top-5 teams in the West until last month, but during April, they slided down several spots in the standings losing 10 of their last 15. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Stotts could ‘likely’ lose his job due to the Blazers’ struggles during that span. The Blazers are […]
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Bayern Munich came back from a double-digit deficit and survived a late thriller over Armani Milano in Game 4 (85-82). The Italians took over from the second quarter onwards and claimed a double-digit lead at halftime (40-50), thanks to a 17-31 run. Bayern, though, fought back and outscored their opponents 45-32 in the second half […]
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The Philadelphia 76ers plan to sign veteran forward Anthony Tolliver for the remainder of the season, according to Shams Charania. Tolliver signed his first 10-day contract with the team on April 12 and is now completing his second 10-day contract. The 35-year-old has appeared in five games with the 76ers, averaging 1.6 points and 1.6 […]
Despite being out of the playoff race, the Minnesota Timberwolves are still playing very hard to win every game left. The Wolves extended their winning streak to four games last night, as veteran point guard Ricky Rubio went for 26-6-6. Rubio said after his big night that the club is showing tremendous character by staying […]
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We have grown up to cherish players of the past. MJ, Wilt, Bird, Magic Johnson, Kobe, Kareem, Shaq, etc., the list can go on indefinitely. Rules within the NBA have developed immensely over time and it wasn’t out of the blue or from thin air. Sometimes, all it takes is one incredible once-in-a-generation player to […]
Minnesota Timberwolves were hoping to turn things around this season and become a legit postseason contender in the Western Conference. Alas, their record is one of the worst in the league with less than 10 games remaining in the regular season. As a result, several NBA executives are looking closely to Karl-Anthony Towns situation in […]
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Kevin Pangos made another stellar performance in the series with FC Barcelona and helped Zenit Saint Petersburg force a Game 5. Pangos had 22 points and eight assists for the winners, who led from start to finish and cruised to an easy victory at home (74-61). For their part, FC Barcelona trailed by as many […]
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LeBron James’ return from the longest absence of his career could come tonight against the Sacramento Kings, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. James has been out since March 20 with a high-ankle sprain. The 36-year-old plans to test his ankle and make a game-time decision. If James can’t play tonight, he’s likely to return as soon […]
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FC Barcelona GM Juan Carlos Navarro is looking forward to seeing the club return to the Final Four for the first time since 2014. Navarro, the new GM of the team, said ‘seven years without a Final Four are too long’ for FC Barcelona. “Seven years without Final Four? It’s too long. A club like […]
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According to OutKick, the Los Angeles Police Department union has sent a letter to NBA commissioner Adam Silver to request a formal investigation into an anti-police tweet by Democrat Party activist and Los Angeles Lakers player LeBron James. “…No officer wants to take a life, but I’ll tell you one thing, that officer saved a […]
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Sarunas Jasikevicius on his return to FC Barcelona: “It was almost like coming back visiting your friends”
FC Barcelona is preparing for crucial Game 4 of the EuroLeague playoff series vs. Zenit St. Petersburg. The Catalans’ head coach talked on his return to Barca’s organization in a recent interview on EuroLeague Basketball official site. “As far as the club goes, I didn’t have the integration period because I know all the people […]
Fenerbahçe forward Jan Vesely was fined with 4,500 by the EuroLeague because of “actions that represent a lack of respect towards the officiating crew”. Vesely received his fifth foul early in the second half of his team’s loss vs. CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. The veteran forward received a technical foul after his ejection as he […]
In the latest VladTV clip, a former NBA forward Lamar Odom credited the Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s will as the factor that separates him for other NBA greats. As an example, he recalled an away against the Utah Jazz in which the Jazz’s infamously ruthless fans roasted Kobe’s all-white photo shoot. Despite the […]
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Kevin Porter Jr. exploded for a 50-game piece vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. The sophomore led the Houston Rockets to the win after his historic performance. Porter Jr. became the youngest player ever to record a 50+ points and 10+ assists game, passing LeBron James, who did the same in March 2008. The […]
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Golden State Warriors had the opportunity to improve their record and climb the ladder in the Western Conference in the game vs. the Timberwolves. Stephen Curry was frustrated after another disappointing outing against Minnesota, which is struggling this season having one of the worst records in the NBA. (via Anthony Slater of the Athletic): “Practice, […]
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The NBA has teamed up with lifestyle brand nana-nana, to create a bespoke collection of NBA team-inspired bags which will be available across Europe from tomorrow. The eye-catching collection honours the signature colours and logos of NBA teams, such as the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers have ten regular season games left to play before the playoffs begin. According to seven-time NBA champion Robert Horry, head coach Frank Vogel should tighten up the rotation to better prepare for postseason. “I want to see Vogel tighten up that rotation,” Horry said on Spectrum SportsNet. “Because when go in […]
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On Thursday, Dallas Mavericks superstar Kristaps Porzingis had a knee injury during the game against the Detroit Pistons. Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle gave the latest update on Porzingis’ injury. “I don’t know really anything else about Porzingis’ knee, but he was walking around fine and seemed in good spirits afterwards,” he said, per Brad […]
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Lithuanian champions Zalgiris Kaunas continue their quest for defending their title after being eliminated from the EuroLeague playoffs. The team is already planning for the next season. According to journalist Donatas Urbonas, Zalgiris is in advanced talks with German League MVP candidate Jaleen Smith. Zalgiris is set to face competition for Smith’s signature as other […]
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Betting on basketball is much easier as compared to other sports. Due to its simplistic scoring of points and the fact that most people know at least the basics of playing basketball, betting on basketball is easy. Initially, you will have to go by the theoretical strategies and types of bets you can make. If […]
Several Lakers players are included in the injury report of the Lakers for the game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday. More specifically, Alex Caruso is listed as questionable with back spasms and could miss his second straight game. Furthermore, four Lakers players (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – right ankle sprain, Anthony Davis – right calf strain, […]
Real Madrid made another epic comeback against Anadolu Efes at Wizink Center and defeated the Turks in Game 4 to even the series (2-2). The “Whites” started the game on a 17-0 run (17-0), but the Turks fought back and took control of the game until early in the fourth quarter (36-47, 59-72). Real Madrid, […]
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The Sacramento Kings will be without three players in the clash with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. More specifically, Harrison Barnes is dealing with a left adductor tightness, while De’Aaron Fox is in the Health and Safety protocols of the NBA. In addition, Robert Woodard II has suffered a low back injury (soreness). […]
Richard Jefferson has played alongside and against several great players during his illustrious NBA career. Jefferson described how Michael Jordan came back to haunt the Brooklyn Nets after Jason Kidd and co. gave them the worst loss of the season. During his appearance in the Called Game podcast with Kenny Beecham, the 2016 NBA Champion […]
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The police officer behind viral TikTok mocking Democrat Party activist and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James releases a video message to supporters amid fundraiser after being suspended from his job over the harmless joke: “We’re not going to tolerate being attacked, or bullied, or vilified in the media anymore.”
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ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Los Angeles Clippers signed Yogi Ferrell for the remainder of the season. The undersized guard signed a 10-day contract with the team on April 19. Since then, he’s played in three of the Clippers’ five games, averaging 4.7 points and 3.3 assists in 9.7 minutes of play. The Clippers […]
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