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Philadelphia 76ers will have the home court advantage until at least the Eastern Conference Finals after their 122-97 win against the Orlando Magic on Friday. The Sixers secured their first seed due to Joel Embiid great season playing alongside a well-rounded team with Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris. The franchise secured the leading record in […]
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Wizards clinch final play-in spot; gift Russell Westbrook a special jersey for his historic achievement
The Washington Wizards clinched the final play-in spot in the East, while honored Russell Westbrook for his historic achievement. Westbrook had another triple double (21 points, 12 rebounds, 17 assists), as the Wizards rallied past the Cleveland Cavaliers (105-120). Therefore, Washington (33-38) will now compete in the play-in tournament. Meanwhile, the Wizards gifted Westbrook a […]
It seems Julius Randle didn’t want to play alongside LeBron James, when the latter signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018. Per Ricky O’Donnell of SB Nation, Randle asked the Lakers to let him enter unrestricted free agency once James agreed to a deal with the team. “When LeBron James committed to the Lakers […]
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Five players of the Indiana Pacers have been ruled out for the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday. Malcolm Brogdon (sore right hamstring), Jeremy Lamb (sore left knee), Edmond Sumner (left knee contusion), Myles Turner (right toe; partial plantar plate tear) and T.J Warren (left foot; stress fracture) are all out vs the […]
The Lakers could be short-handed in their crucial game against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday afternoon. More specifically, five Lakers players (Anthony Davis – left adductor tightness, LeBron James – right ankle sprain, Alex Caruso – right foot soreness, Alfonzo McKinnie – right foot sprain, Dennis Schroder – Health and Safety protocols) are questionable for […]
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During the Hall of Fame press conference, Kevin Garnett opened up on the NBA title he won with the Boston Celtics and what it meant to him. He also revealed his only regret in his career and he had huge praise for the Boston Celtics’ franchise and the fans of the storied franchise. The Hall […]
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Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo might miss the entire 2021-22 season after undergoing surgery on his right quadriceps tendon. (via Bleacher Report): “They haven’t announced it, but there’s a good chance Oladipo’s gonna miss all of next season,” ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported on Friday’s edition of the Hoop Collective podcast. Miami acquired Oladipo from the Houston Rockets during the trade […]
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Golden State Warriors will face the Minnesota Timberwolves without Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins on Friday. The game will not have any impact on the Western Conference standings as the Warriors secured a spot in the play-in tournament. Instead, the Grizzlies and Warriors will play to decide the No. 8 seed on Sunday […]
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Miami Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler put his stamp of approval on veteran teammate Udonis Haslem getting into it with Dwight Howard on Thursday night. Haslem made his season debut against the Philadelphia 76ers in what turned out to be a blowout win for Miami but he would be ejected after just three minutes for getting […]
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Actor Don Cheadle has confirmed that Michael Jordan is in the upcoming Space Jam sequel, Space Jam: A New Legacy. MJ starred in the 1996 original as himself but LeBron James will be center stage in the inbound second part, alongside Cheadle, who plays a villainous computer algorithm. The actor recently appeared on Access Hollywood […]
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Justin James went off for a career game on Thursday, scoring 31 points in Sacramento’s loss to Memphis. The 24-year-old has skills that fit today’s game perfectly when it comes to his three-point shooting, shot selection, ball handling, and decision making off the pick & roll. Despite not getting the minutes, he’s shown solid signs […]
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The greatest power forward of all time Tim Duncan delivered his thoughts on what he remembers from playing against the Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant: “You always had to be at your best … Always demanding more of his team and teammates than probably was possible. But he wanted to win that much, he […]
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Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard has been suspended one game without pay for receiving his 16th technical foul of the season, the league announced. Howard was assessed a technical foul in the second quarter of the team’s 106-94 loss to the Miami Heat on May 13 after a confrontation with Udonis Haslem. Howard, 35, will […]
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DAKAR, Senegal, May 14, 2021/ — BAL Rosters Feature 154 Players from 24 Countries Across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S.; Rwanda’s Patriots Basketball Club to Face Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers in First BAL Game on May 16 at 4:00 p.m. CAT / 10 a.m. ET. The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today unveiled the rosters […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers are likely to have to earn their playoff spot via the play-in tournament. There is little doubt among analysts that the reigning NBA champions will be able to qualify for the postseason. According to seven-time NBA champion Robert Horry, the Lakers should be able to repeat as NBA champions this year. […]
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Former NBA star forward Kevin Garnett wasn’t a consistent 3-point shooter, but his long 2-point jumpers helped bring big men into the pace-and-space era. In this episode of Signature Shots, ESPN analyst Kirk Goldsberry traces The Big Ticket’s evolution from a low-post dominating MVP with the Minnesota Timberwolves to a title-winning master of pick-and-pop jumpers […]
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Former NBA champion and current analyst Kendrick Perkins thinks that LeBron James needs to play in the last two regular season games of the Los Angeles Lakers. According to him, LeBron should use these games to find his rhythm. The Lakers are likely to have to fight for the place in the playoffs in the […]
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With so many NBA players, past and present, coming from Europe, we asked Ivica Zubac (LA Clippers), Luka Samanic (San Antonio Spurs) and legends Dino Radja and Toni Kukoc to tell us the basketball story of their home country – Croatia.
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Kevin Garnett on entering Hall of Fame with Kobe Bryant: “Not having Kob’ is going to affect everybody”
Former NBA star forward Kevin Garnett shared his thoughts on entering Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday with Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan: “Not having Kob’ is going to affect everybody … Kobe not being there is going to be super emotional for everybody.”
Tim Hardaway Sr.: “You got about 5-6 guys in NBA that love to pass the ball. Luka Doncic, Chris Paul, Ben Simmons, Draymond Green, the Joker”
NBA legend Tim Hardaway Sr. talks about the art of passing, sharing his opinions on what makes a great passer and on who some of the best passers in the League are. “What makes a great passer and a great creator in this day? You have to want to do it, you have to want to go […]
FC Barcelona is in talks with Alex Abrines for a new contract, according to Mundo Deportivo, via Sport24. The Catalans have the option to renew the contract of Abrines for next season, yet they are planning to offer him a new one, which will be less lucrative. It seems FC Barcelona wants to have a […]
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Lakers’ legend Magic Jonhson sends message to Alex Rodriguez after finalizing deal to purchase Minnesota Timberwolves
Recently, Alex Rodriguez went on to acquire 50% percent stake of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers’ legend Magic Johnson took to Twitter to react to the news. Rodriguez and a group of investors bought the Timberwolves for a reported $1.5 billion, It was reported by Shams Charania that it will be a 50/50 […]
Real Madrid’s talented prospect Usman Garuba was named this season’s EuroLeague rising star. Garuba had a great series against Efes in the competition’s quarterfinals providing the necessary spark for the ‘Whites’ all-season long. Garuba, 19, averaged 3.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 0.7 blocks in 16 minutes per contest being one of the two […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers appear to have accepted that they will have to earn their place in playoffs via the play-in tournament. The reigning NBA champions can still move higher in the standings and qualify for the playoffs but do they really want it, former NBA star Vince Carter asked rhetorically. If the Lakers finish […]
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The superstar of the Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry was having an injury due to which head coach Steve Kerr gave him a day off. The three-time NBA champion has been suffering a tailbone and he badly needed a rest. Kerr provided an update about Curry’s injury with the play-in tournament approaching. “Draymond’s knee and […]
Udonis Haslem made his first appearance with the Miami Heat this season, in the 94-106 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Haslem, a Heat legend, received a standing ovation from the fans of Miami, but his season debut didn’t last long. Haslem got ejected three minutes after entering the game, due to an altercation with Dwight […]
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The San Antonio Spurs have officially secured their place in the play-in tournament, despite the loss to the New York Knicks. The Spurs needed to defeat the Knicks or the Sacramento Kings to lose to the Memphis Grizzlies in order to clinch their play-in spot. Even though they lost to the Knicks on the road […]
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Billionaire tech investor and the Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will not be following in Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s footsteps in withdrawing support for Bitcoin (BTC) payment:
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18-year Miami Heat veteran Udonis Haslem got his first minutes of the 2020/21 season against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. However, his time on the court was short-lived as he was quickly ejected for getting into it with Dwight Howard.
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Kyle Kuzma shared his thoughts on the Lakers’ mentality ahead of the final two games of the regular season. Kuzma said the Lakers know they now need to be at their very best, otherwise they will fail to defend their title. “We just know what time it is right now. It’s time to “get with […]
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Kyle Kuzma opened up about the return of LeBron James and how it could affect the chemistry of the Lakers. Kuzma said he is not worried about James’ return and believes it will have no effect on the Lakers’ chemistry, due to the way the four-time champion plays. “Kyle Kuzma on if he’s concerned about […]
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Wesley Matthews didn’t watch the banner ceremony of the Lakers and explained why he made that decision. Matthews was excited and happy for his teammates, but didn’t watch the cermeony, because he felt like that was for the players that won the title. The veteran guard now has his sights set on helping the Lakers […]
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Washington Wizards superstar Bradley Beal will miss his third straight game with a left hamstring strain, the team announced. The Wizards are hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday hoping for the win that will secure their place in the play-in tournament. Beal was expected to miss two games sitting out for both of the Wizards’ […]
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Jeanie Buss revealed her Lakers’ top-5 all-time list, which surprisingly did not include the legendary Jerry West despite his impact on the ‘purple and gold’ franchise. Buss included Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Phil Jackson, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar and LeBron James in her most important Lakers of all-time on her appearance on All The Smoke podcast with Matt […]
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Dennis Schroder is set to return for the final two games of the regular season for the Lakers. Schroder entered the Health and Safety protocols of the NBA on May 2 and has missed the last seven games of the defending champions. Schroder took to Instagram on Thursday and posted a photo of himself with […]
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Boston Celtics all-star forward Jaylen Brown will miss the rest of the season due to a wrist injury. According to the latest Celtics’ report, Brown will return to basketball activities in three months after he underwent a successful reconstruction surgery. The injury put a stop to Brown best season in his NBA career as he […]
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Zach LaVine is due to sign a max contract next season, however the Chicago Bulls may have a way to give their star less if they add key role players. According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Time: “The Sun-Times, as well as several other media outlets, reported at the start of the 2020-21 campaign that it […]
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Bogdan Bogdanovic on losing with Kings after success in EuroLeague: “I was scared for myself that I lost that competitiveness”
Bogdan Bogdanovic looked back on his early playing days following Atlanta’s win over Washington last night. The new Hawk said that losing in the NBA after having great team success overseas was a very hard challenge. (Via ATL Hawks Fans): “I was coming from the championship team in EuroLeague and I was pretty motivated. I […]
Retired NBA player-turned-ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins joins Jay Williams and Keyshawn Johnson on KJZ to talk James Harden’s return vs. the San Antonio Spurs. 00:00 Hahn recaps Harden’s performance vs. the Spurs. 01:15 J-Will reacts to Harden’s “I’m good at this game” comments 02:20 Perk wasn’t surprised that Harden was able to be so effective […]
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Former NBA players and current ESPN analysts Vince Carter and Kendrick Perkins join Mike Greenberg on Get Up to discuss LeBron James and Anthony Davis being present for the Lakers’ banner raising ceremony but sitting out the game against the Houston Rockets. 0:00 Greeny breaks down highlights from the Los Angeles Lakers win against the […]
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma had some fun on Twitter and broke injury news regarding teammate Jared Dudley. “Los Angeles Lakers forward Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) may make his return to play this weekend as the team travels to Indy/Nola for their final push of the season league sources tell me,” Kuzma tweeted. Dudley then […]
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DAKAR, Senegal, May 13, 2021/ — Visit Rwanda Designated a Founding and Host Partner; RwandAir Becomes the League’s Inaugural Season Official Airline; Inaugural BAL Season Will Take Place May 16-30 at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda. The Basketball Africa League (BAL) and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) today announced a multiyear partnership that makes “Visit Rwanda” […]
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On the surface, you might not think that there is a whole lot of a connection between online casinos and basketball. In fact, you might think that there aren’t any two things that could be less similar. However, there are far more similarities between the two than you might initially assume. From their fundamental building […]
There are murmurs that the Memphis Grizzlies reportedly aren’t yet sold on their 2018 lottery pick Jaren Jackson Jr., who recently returned from a lengthy injury absence. Jackson returned on April 21 after he tore the meniscus in his left knee last August in the NBA bubble in Orlando. The 21-year-old has played in nine […]
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As the NBA regular season draws to a close, the league has announced start times for the season’s final two days. A 21-game slate will take place between May 15 and May 16. Many of the games will have an impact on seeding for the playoffs, as well as the play-in tournament. On May 15, […]
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The Milwaukee Bucks have officially announced the addition of guard Elijah Bryant to the roster. Bryant spent the last two seasons with Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel where he appeared in 100 games across the Israeli Super League and EuroLeague. This season, Elijah Bryant averaged 10.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game with […]
Real Madrid forward Trey Thompkins will miss the remainder of the season, as he is dealing with a left knee injury. Thompkins underwent successful arthroscopy in his left knee and will not play again this season, Real Madrid officially announced on Thursday. Thompkins will miss the playoffs of the ACB, as Real needs one more […]
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Conservative political commentator and author Bill O’Reilly reacts to the news that the NBA’s ratings have cratered 50 percent two years in a row: “That’s good news… You’re walking away, good for you.”
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Real Madrid big man Walter Tavares claimed his second consecutive EuroLeague Best Defender Award, after another impressive season with the ‘Whites’. Tavares led the league in blocks averaging 1.8 per game forcing his opponents to shot 34 percent from the field, according to EuroLeague. Real Madrid’s center claimed his second consecutive best defender award. Kyle […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers have finally had their banner raising ceremony to celebrate their 17th NBA championship which the team won back in October of last year. With just a couple of regular season games left to play the reigning NBA champions find themselves in the 7th place in the Western Conference and are most […]
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Michael Jordan on inducting Kobe Bryant in the Hall of Fame: “I’m not going to be nervous about showing emotions for someone I absolutely loved”
Michael Jordan will be inducting Kobe Bryant into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday. Jordan talked on the occasion and how much Bryant meant to him. “I was thinking, at first, I might be a little somewhat nervous about it, but then I realized I’m not going to be nervous about showing […]
Kyle Kuzma shared his perspective on his development as a player since joining the Los Angeles Lakers as a rookie. The 25-year-old forward attributed his success to hard work and love for the game of basketball. “I just love the game of basketball, plain and simple,” Kuzma said after the win against the Houston Rockets. […]
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James Harden was sidelined for 18 games due to a hamstring injury. The Brooklyn Nets star returned to action in a game against the San Antonio Spurs. Despite a lengthy absence, Harden was able to put a double-double in his return as he scored 18 points and dished 11 assists, helping the Nets take the […]
Kyle Kuzma on Lakers banner ceremony: “It’s a once in a lifetime thing, the banner I’ve been a part of, it’s up there forever”
The Los Angeles Lakers have finally had their banner raising ceremony, almost seven months after winning the 2020 NBA championship, which was the 17th title for the franchise. Forward Kyle Kuzma, who had 19 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists in a win over the Houston Rockets last night, talked about what the banner ceremony […]
Andre Drummond had his 8th double-double as a Laker as he finished the game against the Rockets with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Head coach Frank Vogel was happy with the 27-year-old center for the way he played. “Dre’s been great,” Vogel said postgame. “We’re really challenging him to just be great on both sides […]
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Talen Horton-Tucker played big minutes for the second game in a row as the Los Angeles Lakers were without three playmakers in LeBron James, Dennis Schroder and Alex Caruso in a game against the Houston Rockets. The 20-year-old guard played 37 minutes during which he scored 23 points and dished 10 assists to help the […]
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Almost seven months after winning their 17th NBA championship, the Los Angeles Lakers finally had a banner ceremony at Staples Center to celebrate the 2020 title. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel talked about the ceremony after his team defeated the Houston Rockets. “It was awesome,” he said. “We didn’t have the full house because we’re […]
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Mike James will remain with the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The Nets have been satisfied with the performance of James and have decided to keep him in the roster for the playoffs. James joined Brooklyn a few weeks ago and was productive over the […]
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Prior to the home game against the Rockets on Wednesday, the Lakers unveiled the 2020 NBA championship banner. Through a two-part video, the Lakers celebrated the 17 championships they have won in the history of the franchise. “The road to back-to-back starts in about a week,” LeBron James said prior to the ceremony, with the Lakers […]
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Markieff Morris will be in the starting lineup of the Lakers for the game against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Morris will replace Anthony Davis, who will miss the contest, due to a left adductor tightness. Alongside Markieff Morris, Andre Drummond, Talen Horton-Tucker, Wesley Matthews and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will also start for the Lakers. The […]
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Wesley Matthews will likely be in the playoff rotation of the Lakers, according to head coach Frank Vogel. As Vogel told reporters, Matthews is ‘making a real case’ to be in Lakers rotation for the postseason games. “Wes has certainly played his ass off,” Vogel added regarding Matthews’ performance n the last two games of […]
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Frank Vogel shared his excitement about the banner ceremony of the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said it will a ‘special moment’ for the franchise when the 2019/20 banner is unveiled. “Obviously, it’s a great source of pride for me personally and for our whole group. Our […]
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The Lakers will face the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night without LeBron James and Anthony Davis in their lineup. James is out with a right ankle sprain and is expected to return on Saturday in the game against the Indiana Pacers. Meanwhile, Anthony Davis is dealing with a left adductor tightness and is also out […]
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The Houston Rockets will be extremely short-handed in the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. More specifically, the Rockets will be without eight players in the game, while another three are questionable. Avery Bradley (personal reasons), Sterling Brown (face lacerations), Dante Exum (right calf strain), Eric Gordon (right groin strain), David Nwaba […]
LeBron James announced he won’t play against the Houston Rockets tonight as the Los Angeles Lakers are hoping to avoid the play-in tournament with three games remaining. James issued a message to the Lakers’ faithful that he’s getting close to his return but he won’t be in the starting lineup tonight for the team. However, […]
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Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo will undergo a season-ending quad tendon surgery, the team announced today. According to the Heat, there is no timetable for his return. The Heat acquired Oladipo from the Houston Rockets at the trade deadline in March. The All-Star will undergo surgery on the same right quadriceps tendon that he ruptured […]
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Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James (ankle) is unlikely to make his return tonight vs. the Houston Rockets. The return of James would fall on Saturday against the Indiana Pacers.
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John Konchar continues to stand out in short minutes for the Memphis Grizzlies. He put up a career-high 18 points on a plus-minus of +36 in last night’s win against Dallas, as he’s now tied for the 3rd highest plus-minus in Grizzlies history off the bench. Konchar’s approach to the game is all about winning, […]
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Turkish prospect and potential lottery pick, Alperen Sengun, has submitted paperwork to the league office to make himself eligible for the 2021 NBA Draft, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. “At the beginning of the season, I didn’t think my performance would be this high, but with every passing game I felt I could do more […]
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Retired NBA player-turned-ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins doesn’t think the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers should be scared of the LA Clippers at all: “They’ve been playing horrible basketball! Kawhi’s not healthy, PG is looking horrible and the Lakers … are the best defensive team in the league!”
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LeBron James is expected to make a return to action on Wednesday in a game against the Houston Rockets, a team that has the worst record in the entire NBA and has lost 43 out of their last 48 games. According to sports analyst Skip Bayless, the four-time NBA champion did not want to face […]
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The New York Knicks suffered an overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. The reigning NBA champions won the game by two points, 101-99. Knicks’ star Julius Randle took responsibility for the loss. “I had a chance to finish the job and I didn’t finish the job…. I’m looking at myself…. Put it on me,” […]
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In his postgame press conference, the Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash was asked by Malika Andrews to give an update on the current status of Kyrie Irving’s health and what is the next step for finding out more:
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Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant talks about Kyrie Irving’s injury along with mentioning how tough and competitive Kyrie is when battling with the “big fellas”:
Former NBA champion and current ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins joins Mike Greenberg on Get Up and reacts to the Lakers’ OT thriller against the New York Knicks and discusses the importance of the Los Angeles Lakers getting out of the play-in tournament:
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Tim Legler joins Mike Greenberg on Get Up to discuss how the Los Angeles Lakers can avoid the play-in tournament and weighs in on how deep of a playoff run the Lakers can make if Anthony Davis and LeBron James are healthy:
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Dwyane Wade on Derrick Rose’s impact on Knicks’ success: “If you don’t like Derrick Rose, something is wrong with you”
New York Knicks are one win away from securing a playoff berth for the first time in seven years. Dwyane Wade talked on the NY franchise’s success this season and the impact of Derrick Rose during a half-time show break. “If you don’t like D. Rose, something is wrong with you. He’s that kind of […]
Pau Gasol had been a close friend of the Los Angeles Lakers’ legend and Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant winning a title as the star duo of the team, that won two NBA titles. Bryant is going to be inducted posthumously into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday with eight other members from the Class of […]
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Alexey Shved was once again the top scorer of the EuroLeague regular season as he won his second ‘Alphonso Ford Award’ of his career. Shved finished the EuroLeague regular season with a competition-high 19.8 points. Mike James, who joined the Brooklyn Nets earlier this month, was the runner-up from his time with CSKA Moscow. The […]
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Charlotte Hornets rookie star LaMelo Ball seemed to be NBA-ready since he entered the league via the 2020 NBA Draft. The rookie sensation is averaging 16.0 points, 6.2 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. Ball was asked, in an exclusive interview with Jonathan Abrams of the New York Times, when he felt he could have ‘adequately competed’ […]
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Talen Horton-Tucker took over the game for the Los Angeles Lakers in overtime against the New York Knicks. The 20-year-old guard scored 8 out of 10 points that his team had in overtime, including a game-winning three-pointer over Derrick Rose. After the game, the sophomore was asked to share his thoughts on the shot. According […]
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Talen Horton-Tucker made a big play for the Los Angeles Lakers, securing his team a win over the New York Knicks. The 20-year-old guard had the ball stolen from him by Derrick Rose within the final minute of overtime, but did not seem to be affected by it as he hit the game-winning three-pointer over […]
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Andre Drummond and Anthony Davis are getting used to playing alongside each other. According to Los Angeles Lakers newcomer, the chemistry between the on-court two bigs is improving. “I think just the chemistry aspect, just know where each other need to be on the floor,” the 27-year-old center said after a win over the New […]
Julius Randle has been improving every season since being traded by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018. The 26-year-old forward, who is now a star of the New York Knicks, has stepped up his game even more this season. He is averaging career-high 23.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game this year. Most […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis felt tightness in his groin during the overtime win over the New York Knicks. The 28-year-old forward finished the game with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in 43 minutes of play. Postgame, he talked about the chances of him playing against the Houston Rockets. “Not sure […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers won their second game in a row after taking down the New York Knicks in overtime (101-99). Talen Horton-Tucker made the winning play for the reigning NBA champions as he made a three-pointer with 20 seconds left to play to give his team a two-point lead. The 20-year-old guard had 13 […]
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The Miami Heat will avoid the NBA’s novel play-in tournament and head straight into the playoffs on the back of a 129-121 win over the Boston Celtics at the latter’s TD Gardens on Tuesday night. The Heat ran out to a comfortable second-half lead over their Eastern Conference rivals despite losing Jimmy Butler for the […]
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Wesley Matthews will be a starter for the Lakers against the Knicks on Tuesday night. Matthews will replace LeBron James, who is out with a right ankle sprain and could return Wednesday vs the Rockets. Alongside Matthews, Alex Caruso, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond will be in the starting lineup. Wesley Matthews and […]
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Alex Burks and Immanuel Quickley will not be in the Knicks’ lineup for the game against the Lakers on Tuesday. Burks is dealing with a left knee contusion, while Quickley has suffered a left ankle sprain. Both players have been ruled out for the game vs the Lakers. The Knicks can clinch a playoff spot […]
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Frank Vogel opened up about the condition of Dennis Schroder and when the versatile guard can return to the Lakers lineup. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said Schroder can return as early as Saturday vs the Indiana Pacers. “The earliest he can return is that Indiana [Pacers] game,” Vogel said, via Ryan Ward […]
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The Toronto Raptors have officially been eliminated from the playoffs, with four games left in the regular season. With a 27-41 record, the Raptors are 4,5 games behind the Wizards (32-35), who are 10th in the standings and within the play-in tournament zone. Toronto, which was forced to play in Tampa, Florida, due to Covid-19 […]
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Boston Celtics are hoping to be able to add more all-star talent to surround Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown the next few years. However, former NBA player Jerry Stackhouse thinks the Celtics have already a future all-star in their roster. Speaking on the A. List Podcast of CLNS Media, the Vanderbilt coach expressed how high he […]
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LeBron James could be in the Lakers lineup for the game against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. James missed six weeks due to a right ankle sprain and came back on April 30, only to play just two games. Since then, he has missed the last four games of the Lakers and will be out […]
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The NBA and NBPA have added updates to COVID-19 protocols regarding fully-vaccinated individuals, according to Shams Charania. The updates are as follows: Rideshares and taxis allowed No face shields in treatment sessions On teams where 85% of players and staff vaccinated: hot/cold tubs and steam rooms permitted for multiple people This is the latest set […]
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LeBron James remains one of the best, if not the best, players in the NBA at the age 36. Despite his exceptional longevity, the Los Angeles Lakers star may be in decline. That is the case, according to sports analyst Max Kellerman. “Yes, we are,” he replied when asked if we are seeing a decline […]
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Gilbert Arenas on Pete Maravich’s basketball mind: “He had no reference for this creativity, he just did it”
The great Pistol Pete Maravich will always be remembered as a one of a kind player. Former All Star Gilbert Arenas recently had high praise for Maravich’s creativity, saying that Pete did things on the court that no one’s duplicated since. (Via The No Chill Podcast): “He had no reference for this creativity, he just […]
Basketball has gone uninterrupted since July 31, and that is good news for fans and players. Yet, over the past few months, partnerships between betting companies, media businesses, and technology companies have been ongoing with some intensity, bringing together all three segments, and creating an interesting trend – these three companies are now the same […]
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Anthony Davis had two dominant offensive performances in the two most recent games of the Los Angeles Lakers. The 28-year-old forward had 36 and season-high 42 points against the Portland Trail Blazers and the Phoenix Suns, respectively. His teammate Marc Gasol shared his thoughts on Davis’ recent performances ahead of the Knicks game. “He’s just […]
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Two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol decided to continue his career in Europe by returning to his hometown of Barcelona. So far, the 40-year-old forward has played five games for FC Barcelona in EuroLeague, averaging 3 points and 1.8 rebounds in almost 8 minutes per game. Gasol has also played 6 games in the Spanish league, […]
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If you were to search the internet for a betting site, you would be overwhelmed by how many options you would find. Whether you are looking for an online betting website or a mobile application, you could easily fall prey to unscrupulous websites without a helpful guide. In this list, you will find nine factors […]
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With four regular season games left, the Los Angeles Lakers have a slim chance of climbing to the sixth seed in the Western Conference. The reigning NBA champions have 38 wins and 30 losses and currently sit in the seventh place in the West. They will face the Knicks, Rockets, Pacers and Pelicans to finish […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel recently experimented by putting Marc Gasol and Montrezl Harrell on the court at the same time. Ahead of the game against the New York Knicks, the Spanish center was asked to talk about his experience of sharing the court with Harrell. “I think offensively it can work […]
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Baskonia signed Frantz Massenat for the rest of the season, the team announced. Massenat, who started the season in Italy, will add depth to the guard position after Luca Vildoza’s departure. The guard from Haiti averaged 11.2 points, 2.9 assists, and 2.4 rebounds with Pesaro this season. He will streghten Baskonia’s effort in the Spanish […]
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Russell Westbrook was one step away from making history as the Washington Wizards entered Monday’s matchup against the Atlanta Hawks. Despite the Wizards’ close-fought loss (124-125), Westbrook recorded his 182nd triple-double to break Oscar Robertson’s record and become the NBA all-time leader in that category. Several NBA players and pundits reacted to Westbrook’s milestone as […]
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ESPN’s Royce Young discusses the Washington Wizards star guard Russell Westbrook surpassing NBA legend Oscar Robertson for the most triple-doubles in NBA history, ending the Big O’s nearly 60-year run as the league’s triple-double king:
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The injury report of the Lakers for the game against the Knicks on Tuesday includes several players. Five Lakers players (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – right ankle sprain, Anthony Davis – right calf strain, Marc Gasol – volar plate fracture; left pinkie finger, Talen Horton-Tucker – right calf strain, Kyle Kuzma – left thumb sprain) are probable […]
Aside from the injuries of Alec Burks and Immanuel Quickley, the Knicks have more issues to deal with ahead of the clash with the Lakers. More specifically, Burks (left knee contusion) is questionable and Quickley (sprained right ankle) doubtful for the contest. At the same time, the Knicks list Mitchell Robinson (right foot surgery) and […]
Alec Burks and Immanuel Quickley are on the injury report of the Knicks for the game against the Lakers on Tuesday. Burks is dealing with a left knee contusion and is questionable for the game, whereas Quickley has suffered a sprained left ankle and is doubtful. Both players missed Sunday’s game against the Clippers and […]
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Lakers superstar Anthony Davis had nothing but good words to say about the New York Knicks ahead of Tuesday’s game. Davis is expecting a fun matchup against a Knicks team that is ‘playing really well’ and is ‘hard-playing’. “They’re playing really well. They’re a hard-playing team. They’re rolling and we got to get that game, […]
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Kyle Lowry is going to become a free agent in the offseason and several teams are expected to show interest to sign him. The New York Knicks are considering adding the veteran guard, according to SNY’s Ian Begley. The Knicks are looking to add a starting caliber guard to the team with several names being […]
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Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left wrist and is out for the remainder of the season, the team announced. The 24-year-old is expected to have the torn ligament surgically repaired later this week. Further updates will be provided as appropriate. This is a big blow to the […]
Utah Jazz’s Bojan Bogdanovic and Washington Wizards’ Russell Westbrook have been named NBA Players of the Week for the Western and Eastern Conference, respectively, for Week 20. Bogdanovic averaged 29.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, as the Jazz went 4-0. Bogdanovic’s performances from the week: May 3: 25 points (10-17 FG, 2-7 3P, […]
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Over a Zoom in April, the Brooklyn Nets player Spencer Dinwiddie sat down with CoinDesk to discuss various topics including why NBA players are warming to crypto: You’re at the intersection of the NBA world and the blockchain world. In the past year or so have you seen a change in the overall awareness of […]
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Three-time NBA champion JaVale McGee is following the cryptocurrency market. The 33-year-old center reacted to a price explosion of SHIBA INU, a meme cryptocurrency which follows Dogecoin in terms of massive price appreciation in a very short period of time. SHIBU INU, named after a breed of hunting dog from Japan, is up by more […]
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D’Angelo Russell: “Anytime we got a little lead we’re trying to learn how to step on people’s throats”
Since the recent addition of head coach Chris Finch, Minnesota has looked very competitive in these last few months. The Timberwolves are trying to create a successful culture for next season, as they’ve seen great signs from their stars to young players. D’Angelo Russell said after Sunday’s blowout win over Orlando that his club is […]
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19-year NBA veteran referee Tony Brown will miss the rest of the season and playoffs as he undergoes treatment for pancreatic cancer. Brown, who has officiated 1,109 regular season games and 35 playoff games, including his first NBA Finals in 2020, was diagnosed last month. “Tony is a beloved member of the NBA family, and […]
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Basketball is by far one of the most engaging games that requires a combination of both a fit body and a tactical and strategic mind. Keeping this as a base, it is not surprising that only a few are chosen to play professional basketball. However, whether professional or not, there are few things all players […]
American rap star J. Cole is signing a deal in the Basketball Africa League with Rwanda’s Patriots BBC, according to Shams Charania. J. Cole, 36, will play three-to-six games, the first of which is on May 16 vs. the Nigeria River Hoopers. J. Cole reportedly arrived in Rwanda two days ago and is currently quarantining […]
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In Cologne, FC Barcelona will play in its 15th EuroLeague Final Four, which is the second-most by any team in competition history. The seven-year gap between its most recent Final Four appearance and its 2021 qualification was the longest such gap the club ever endured. In the first decade of the Final Four era, which […]
Sergio Scariolo will reportedly continue to be part of the Toronto Raptors coaching staff beyond this season, according to Eurohoops’ report. The Spanish head coach was hired by the Raptors during the summer of 2018 being part of the coaching staff that led the franchise to its first NBA title. He will sign a multi-year […]
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Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James is targeting Tuesday vs. New York for return to the lineup from a sore right ankle. Los Angeles has a 38-30 record and is sitting in the 7th spot in the West.
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FC Bayern Munich fought hard in the EuroLeague quarterfinal against Olimpia Milano as they pushed the series in a Game 5 after falling behind 2-0. Bayern’s head coach Andrea Trinchieri talked on the games vs. Milano, the way his team fought back after a disheartening Game 1 loss, and explained how, in his opinion, the […]
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Luka Doncic was ejected during Sunday’s matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Doncic was tossed early in the third quarter after hitting Collin Sexton in the groin. The foul was ruled a flagrant-2 foul and does not count toward the technical fouls that have been called on Doncic this season. The Mavs’ superstar claimed that […]
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Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel is hoping to have Dennis Schröder back in action for his team’s two final regular season games. Schröder has been in the league’s health and safety protocols since May 2 missing five games for the Los Angeles franchise so far. “We’re really still hopeful that he can return […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis splashed around $32 million to buy a mansion in Bel Air, a residential neighbourhood in Los Angeles, according to Isabella Farr of The Real Deal. The mansion has eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms, the total square footage is 16,700. In addition, the property includes an outside basketball court […]
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Alex Caruso played a key role in helping the Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Phoenix Suns, a team that is currently in the second place in the Western Conference. The 27-year-old point guard finished the game with 17 points and 8 assists in 32 minutes of play as he assumed the role of a primary […]
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Anthony Davis sent a reassuring message to the Los Angeles Lakers fans with his response to a question about LeBron James’ injury. The four-time NBA champion was sidelined just two games into his return for an ankle injury that kept him out of action for six weeks. However, Davis is confident that James will be […]
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Anthony Davis had a season-high 42 points as he led the Los Angeles Lakers to a big-time win over the Phoenix Suns. It was his 10th game after returning from a calf injury. After the game, the 28-year-old star forward was asked how close to his full old self. “Like 20 percent of my old […]
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After taking down one of the top teams in the league, the Phoenix Suns, the Los Angeles Lakers will face the New York Knicks, a team that is currently in the fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Most recently, the Knicks defeated the Clippers at Staples Center to snap a two-game losing streak. They defeated […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel does not think that his team’s place in the standings will affect how soon LeBron James will return to action. According to him, the four-time NBA champion is trying to come back as fast as possible but is making sure he doesn’t rush it and get injured […]
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Alex Caruso, who was given the role of a primary playmaker in absence of LeBron James and Dennis Schroder, played 32 minutes and finished the game with 17 points and 8 assists in the Los Angeles Lakers win over the Phoenix Suns. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel was happy with the way the 27-year-old point […]
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Anthony Davis exploded with 42 points in 41 minutes, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a big-time win over the Phoenix Suns, a team that is chasing the number one seed in the Western Conference. For the reigning NBA champions, the win did not change their place in the standings as they remained within the […]
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Basketball Champions League 2020-21 season finished with a bang, as San Pablo Burgos became the first double champion in the history of this competition. The Spanish side defeated Pinar Karsiyaka in the closest Final since 2017, ending with just five points between them – 64-59. Nothing confirms the old saying that defense wins championships better than […]
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Wesley Matthews will be a starter for the Los Angeles Lakers in the game against the Phoenix Suns, replacing Kyle Kuzma. Kuzma is dealing with a back injury (lower back tightness) and has been ruled out for the contest. As a result, Matthews will be in the starting lineup, alongside Alex Caruso, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Andre […]
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Dallas Mavericks star guard Luka Doncic got ejected vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – flagrant 2 for “an aggressive strike to the groin area” of Collin Sexton. That does not count toward Doncic’s technical total, so it won’t trigger an automatic one-game suspension.
Frank Vogel is not confident the Lakers will avoid the play-in tournament for their qualification for the playoffs. More specifically, Vogel doesn’t think it is likely the Lakers will climb to sixth in the West and secure their spot in the postseason. “Frank Vogel admits “it looks unlikely” the Lakers will finish in the top […]
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Kyle Kuzma has been ruled out for the game against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. Kuzma is dealing with a back injury (lower back tightness) and will miss the home game against Phoenix. “Kuz is going to be out tonight. THT is going to be a game-time decision,” Lakers head coach Frank Vogel told […]
Ja Morant paid tribute to ball handling legend Jamal Crawford last night vs. Toronto, as he brought out Crawford’s signature behind-the-back move. At the 0:38 mark Ja completes Jamal’s move on the fast break, but is fouled by DeAndre’ Bembry.
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Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal is out May 9 vs. the Atlanta Hawks due to a left hamstring strain, the team announced. Beal will be listed day-to-day and he underwent an MRI today that ruled out a significant injury to the hamstring, according to Shams Charania. The 27-year-old tweaked his hamstring at the end of […]
During his appearance on the All The Smoke podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, retired NBA player-turned-TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal looks backs on his time in Miami and discusses his relationship with Dwyane Wade and the team’s 2006 title. Plus, he talks about the end of his career in Phoenix:
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20-year-old rookie Tyrese Maxey has played confident basketball this season for the Sixers. He was able to step up for Philly on Saturday without the injured Ben Simmons & Seth Curry, putting up 22-5-4 in the win over Detroit. Maxey said during postgame this his role all year has been to simply stay ready no […]
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Philadelphia 76ers Dwight Howard came up with a new nickname for rookie Tyrese Maxey. The veteran revealed how he came up with Maxey’s new moniker. “I call him Mad Max!” Dwight Howard told reporters. “He gets out on the court he causes havoc, he gets downhill, he’s getting to the basket. I think he’s getting […]
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Joel Embiid claimed that he would not be an NBA player without Kobe Bryant. After the Philadelphia 76ers’ win over the Detroit Pistons, the Sixers’ superstar talked on Embiid’s impact on his career and his game. Kobe Bryant was the reason Embiid became interested in basketball, according to the superstar big. Embiid discussed when he […]
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Washington Wizards star guard Russell Westbrook tied Oscar Robertson for the most triple-doubles (181) in NBA history. He also came up CLUTCH at the end in OT:
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Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards had the perfect response to reporters asking about Karl-Anthony Towns’s back-and-forth with Jimmy Butler from last night:
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Basketball is one of two significant sports that originated exclusively from the US, started by James Naismith in Massachusetts, circa December 1st, 1891. Before the end of December, Basketball had gained massive popularity in the states, and by the time next year rolled around, Naismith was already being approached for the rules to his marvelous […]
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Nikola Jokic is considered the front-runner to win the MVP award this season for several pundits around the league. Steve Nash admitted that Nikola Jokic should win the award prior to the game vs. the Nuggets on Saturday. Despite the loss to the Nets, the Joker continued his great sequence of performances during Saturday ending […]
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Russell Westbrook recorded his 181st career triple-double on Saturday as the Washington Wizards continued their resurgence in the East standings. In a chat with David Aldridge of The Athletic, Los Angeles Lakers’ legend Magic Johnson expressed the idea that Westbrook is an underappreciated player. (via fadeawayworld.net): “When we show highlights, it’s how many points somebody had, […]
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Steph Curry has been unstoppable the last few months leading the Golden State Warriors to a potential playoff berth. After Saturday’s mesmerizing 49-point output, Steve Kerr thinks Curry should be the MVP. (via NBC Sports Bay Area): “I get to watch this show every single night,” Kerr said. “I have just so much admiration for […]
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Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant heaped praise to three European stars after his team came back from a 21-point deficit to take down the Denver Nuggets. “You can’t stop none of these guys: Giannis [Antetokounmpo], [Luka] Doncic, [Nikola] Jokic,” Durant, who had 33 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets, said, per Matt Brooks. Brooklyn […]
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The Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers are currently occupying the 8th and the 7th places in the Western Conference, respectively. Should they remain in those places when the regular season ends, there is a possibility for these two teams to meet in the play-in tournament. That would be the case if both […]
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A list of “LA Lakers hierarchy based on impact with the team” has been published. It includes 27 players sorted 6 tiers. Tier 1 consists of Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Meanwhile, Tier 2 has Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James and Jerry West in it. Shaq, who three-peat as a Laker, did not approve […]
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Lakers injury report: Three players probable; Alex Caruso, Talen Horton-Tucker questionable; Kyle Kuzma doubtful vs the Suns
A total of nine Lakers players is included in the injury report for the home game against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. The Lakers list Jared Dudley (right MCL tear), LeBron James (right ankle sprain) and Dennis Schroder (Health and Safety protocols) as out for the contest. In addition, Alex Caruso (right foot contusion) and […]
The Phoenix Suns will be without two players in the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. More specifically, the Suns list Cameron Johnson (right wrist sprain) and Abdel Nader (right knee arthroscopy) as out for the game with the Lakers. Phoenix is second in the West, with a 48-19 record, 1.5 games […]
Quinn Cook took to Twitter and expressed his desire to help the Los Angeles Lakers, who are currently struggling, having lost eight of their last 10 games. Cook, a former Laker, took to Twitter and replied to Isaiah Thomas, who also said he wanted to help the defending champions. “Man I feel you!! You ain’t […]
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Jared Dudley opened up about when he is expecting to return to the Lakers lineup, after dealing with a right MCL tear. Dudley said he plans to play in the last five games of the regular season, which will come to an end on May 16. “I’ll be back before the playoffs,” Dudley said, via […]
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Cryptocurrencies, and digital currencies in general, are at a stage now where organizations all over the world are attempting to integrate their operations with this new innovation. We are seeing more and more integration of cryptocurrencies into mainstream markets and practices, whether that be through crypto funds and ETFs in financial markets, to the use […]
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Miami’s Tyler Herro erupted for 27 points on 6-8 from three-point land last night after missing the last six games with a sore right foot. The Heat still have big matchups against Boston (twice), Philly & Milwaukee left on the schedule, as Herro knows his production off the bench will be much needed. (Via Bally […]
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The Dallas Mavericks earned an important victory for their playoff race by defeating the Brooklyn Nets. Luka Doncic was close to a triple-double as he racked up 24 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Even though Kyrie Irving had 45 points for the Nets, it wasn’t enough for them to win. One of Luka’s highlights […]
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Toronto Raptors are playing away from home all season due to COVID-19 pandemic as the restrictions set by the Canadian prevented any flexibility at travelling from the USA to Canada and vice-versa. As the regular season is coming to an end, the Raptors are four games out of the 10th seed, which leads to the […]
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Los Angeles Lakers added another one crucial misstep against the Portland Trail Blazers as they dropped to the seventh seed that leads to the play-in tournament. The known TV persona and NBA analyst Stephen A. Smith claimed the Lakers are in a trouble explaining that right now they are not getting past the play-in tournament. […]
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Joel Embiid was crucial against the New Orleans Pelicans Friday leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a close-fought win over the ‘Zion-less’ Pelicans. This win extended Sixers’ streak to seven, however Philadelphia’s superstar Joel Embiid is not excited with his team’s recent victories. (via Sports Illustrated): “We haven’t really played good teams, Embiid said prior to […]
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Former NBA champion and current analyst Kendrick Perkins thinks that the Los Angeles Lakers players, outside of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, are not that good, which is why the team struggles when missing one of their stars. Perkins specifically mentioned Andre Drummond as a player from whom he expected more when he signed with […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers are going through a tough stretch as they have lost eight out of their last ten games after getting defeated by the Portland Trail Blazers. The Lakers are dealing without their two primary playmakers in LeBron James and Dennis Schroder. Free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas thinks he could help the […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers lost the eighth game out of their last ten by falling to the Portland Trail Blazers. This loss pushed the defending NBA champions down to the play-in tournament zone. In addition to that, the Mavericks and the Blazers — two teams above the Lakers — hold tiebreakers against the Purple and […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers newcomer Ben McLemore fouled CJ McCollum with 27 seconds left to play in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers when his team had a three-point deficit (99-102). McCollum converted both of his free-throws to increase Portland’s lead to five points and eventually the Blazers took the win 101-106. This play […]
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Frank Vogel, the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, remains confident of his team regardless of where they will finish in the standings. The reigning NBA champions dropped to the play-in tournament zone after losing to the Portland Trail Blazers. Qualifying to the playoffs through the play-in tournament would mean that the Lakers would […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers dropped to the play-in tournament zone after losing to the Portland Trail Blazers (101-106). Anthony Davis led the reigning NBA champions with 36 points and 12 points but it wasn’t enough to secure the win. After the game, the 28-year-old forward admitted that it was a tough loss to take as […]
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Bojan Bogdanovic was unstoppable during the game between the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets leading his team to a 127-120 victory. The sharpshooter registered a career-high 48 points on eight threes becoming the first Jazz player to put that type of scoring performance in the history of the franchise. The Jazz hold the best […]
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Frank Vogel on Lakers’ chances to secure playoff spot through play-in: “I’m unafraid of the play-in tournament with this team”
Frank Vogel has expressed his certainty that the Los Angeles Lakers will be able to have success even if they have to win their playoff spot in the play-in tournament. After the Lakers’ loss to the Portland Trail Blazers Friday, the 2020 NBA champions fell off to the seventh seed with Portland taking one game […]
On Jalen & Jacoby, a former NBA player Jalen Rose declares that if the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers have to participate in the play-in tournament, the team will not win the NBA title, while David Jacoby passionately disagrees:
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Dallas Mavericks star guard Luka Dončić just scored the 5,000th point of his career, making him the 4th-youngest player (22y-67d) to reach 5,000 points in NBA history. The only players to hit 5,000 career points before Dončić: – LeBron James (21y-22d) – Kevin Durant (21y-133d) – Carmelo Anthony (21y-292d).
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It’s not often you get an honest exchange between a star player like Kevin Durant and a ref after a controversial call. Listen to this educational and interesting conversation from the Brooklyn Nets-Dallas Mavericks game on NBA on TNT:
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Kuzma on Lakers dealing with injuries: “I don’t know if we got juju issues around here or what. Every game it’s something”
Kyle Kuzma addressed the issues the Lakers are dealing with and especially the injuries to key players. The defending champions have been forced to play without several players in many games, due to injuries and the Health and Safety protocols of the NBA. “I don’t know if we got juju issues around here or what. […]
Markieff Morris is not concerned about the possibility of the Lakers competing in the play-in tournament to enter the playoffs. Morris is worried about the Lakers being fully healthy in the final games of the regular season and said he doesn’t think about the play-in. “I think I said before we’re not thinking about the […]
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Donovan Mitchell will remain sidelined for one more week due to an ankle injury. The Utah Jazz re-evaluated his sprained ankle earlier today, the team announced. Mitchell sustained the injury in a game vs. the Indiana Pacers on April 16. He will be re-evaluated again in one week, according to Utah’s update. The Jazz have […]
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Zion Williamson is out indefinitely with a hand injury and New Orleans Pelicans’ president of basketball operations David Griffin is blaming the NBA officials. In a frustrated media session Friday, Griffin blamed NBA referees for failing to protect the young superstar, adding that the forward is now hurt because he is “mauled” in the paint […]
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Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers thinks Joel Embiid has the chance to win the MVP award despite missing 10 straight games after a knee injury early in March. Several pundits around the league believe Nikola Jokic has the award in his bag, however Rivers thinks otherwise talking on his superstar center chances. Rivers is […]
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Boston Celtics big Robert Williams suffered a toe injury, and he will be out indefinitely, according to head coach Brad Stevens. As a result, Williams was ruled out for tonight’s game vs. Chicago Bulls. Stevens has not set an initial return date for Williams as the Celtics are hoping to avoid the play-in tournament. (via […]
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The Lakers could be without several players, as they are facing the Portland Trail Blazers in a crucial road game on Friday. More specifically, four players (LeBron James, Jared Dudley, Talen Horton-Tucker and Dennis Schroder) are out for the contest, due to injuries and the Health and Safety protocols of the NBA. In addition, Alex […]
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New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson has a fractured left ring finger and will be sidelined indefinitely, the team announced. A CT scan revealed the injury and a treatment plan and timetable for his return to play will be determined upon further evaluation. General manager David Griffin held a press conference after the news was […]
With Jerami Grant being sidelined the last five games with right knee soreness, minutes opened up for Pistons youngster Sekou Doumbouya. The 20-year-old has averaged 12.6 PPG & 5.4 RPG in Grant’s absence, displaying the potential Detroit saw when they selected him #15 overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. Head coach Dwane Casey says he […]
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No. 1 Bill Russell to the Celtics The Boston Celtics thought incredibly highly of Bill Russell before the 1956 NBA draft and were quite hellbent on drafting him onto their roster given the chance. However, the St. Louis Hawks quickly scooped up the talented forward with the second pick, but we’re enamored with Boston center […]
Brandon Marshall: “If the Lakers lose [play-in tournament], LeBron will be on a banana boat fishing”
The Los Angeles Lakers are facing a real possibility of dropping below the sixth place in the Western Conference and having to fight for a playoff spot through a play-in tournament. According to sports analyst Brandon Marshall, while the teams there might not be the best ones, there will still be tough opponents and the […]
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Mark Cuban on Mavericks accepting Dogecoin: “We were doing ten dollars a day, then a few hundred and then a few thousand a week”
The Dallas Mavericks became pioneers among NBA teams as they began accepting cryptocurrency Dogecoin as payment for tickets and merchandise. The coin which was launched as meme back in 2013 and was among the first cryptocurrencies to be launched after Bitcoin saw massive price increase this year. Eight years later Dogecoin is the fourth largest […]
The last Final Four MVP is ready for his next appearance at the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague’s crowning event later this month in Cologne, Germany. CSKA Moscow forward Will Clyburn proved that much while leading his team to a 6-0 record in April that included the highest average performance index rating for any player in the […]
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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 to 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 halftime. After the game, the Lakers head coach Frank Vogel talked about how his team was unable to stop the Clippers. “[Defence was] better in […]
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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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