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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James disagrees with the NBA’s decision on Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver’s punishment. On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the NBA announced that Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver is suspended for one year, and will be fined $10 million following an investigation into the organization. The investigation occurred following a Nov. 2021
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Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham is ready to hold the Lakers accountable for their defensive play, agreeing with LeBron James on the matter.  The latest report from Yahoo! Sports insider Chris Haynes portrays some painful conversations happening behind the scenes at the Lakers facility. As LeBron James and the Lakers approach negotiations for
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Former Cleveland Cavaliers assistant Chris Jent could reunite with LeBron James, as Darvin Harm finalizes his Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff. As new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham rounds out his coaching staff, one former Cleveland Cavaliers assistant Chris Jent could be reuiniting with LeBron James. Lakers insider Brad Turner reported Jent and former NBA
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Shaq brings love to his hometown of Newark, NJ by teaming up with IcyHot to refurbish local basketball courts through his Comebaq Courts program.  Only the biggest NBA legends are known mononymously, which is why Newark native Shaquille O’Neal is known throughout the world simply as “Shaq.” Shaq’s name brings a gravitas to all that he
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After Russell Westbrook’s dismal 2021-22 season, people are undermining his NBA legacy. New Lakers coach Darvin Ham is hoping for a turnaround this year. Unsurprisingly, it all started with a wild, off-the-cuff claim by Colin Cowherd. Cowherd wanted to distinguish Draymond Green as the ever-helpful teammate, but in doing so, he made sure to drag
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Luke Walton will be joining J.B. Bickerstaff’s Cleveland Cavaliers staff as an assistant coach. Former Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton will work alongside J.B. Bickerstaff as the newest addition to the Cleveland Cavaliers coaching staff. Walton is best known for his playing career, as well as his coaching career, in Los Angeles.
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Apr 7, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kent Bazemore (9) looks on before the game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Look: Ole Miss, Lane Kiffin troll Tennessee with 2022 season countdown graphic by John Buhler Joc Pederson, Tommy Pham have to be
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With news that Jay Wright is reportedly retiring at Villanova, Lakers fans were hoping he was Los Angeles bound. Insiders offered an immediate answer. Reaffirming what was already factual, Jay Wright led the Villanova Wildcats to another Final Four appearance this past season before being eliminated by the eventual national champion Kansas Jayhawks. Still, the
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Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook says he doesn’t care about trash talk, but Timberwolves Patrick Beverly and Karl-Anthony Towns couldn’t help but talk. The trash-talking NBA players endure beyond the confines of the game tend to cross the line, as the Russell Westbrook situation has proven in Los Angeles. Westbrook has been a mind-boggling disappointment
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Los Angeles Clippers shooter Reggie Jackson tripped up Russell Westbrook in the most embarrassing way before scoring 3 soon after.  When Reggie Jackson and Russell Westbrook both played in Oklahoma City, it was Jackson who played behind Westbrook. Now that both point guards are in Los Angeles—for the Clippers and Lakers, respectively—it’s Jackson who was
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LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers. (Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports) Latest Kirk Cousins report should make Vikings fans cringe by Scott Rogust Bellator 275: Gegard Mousasi wobbles, finishes Austin Vanderford in under 90 seconds (Video) by Thomas Albano The Lakers struggled early in their first game after the All-Star Break, as the crosstown rival Clippers made
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Rob Pelinka, Los Angeles Lakers. (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Chiefs: Travis Kelce won’t ever get over Super Bowl loss by Aryanna Prasad Rob Pelinka may not have been entirely truthful about consulting LeBron James over potential trades to improve the Los Angeles Lakers roster at the NBA trade deadline. The Los Angeles Lakers were
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Following the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, LeBron James complimented Ja Morant’s incredible chasedown block that aided their win.  In their marvelous 127-119 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Memphis Grizzlies brought the heat to L.A., pushing the Lakers to perfectly execute on every shot. And even on perfectly-executed shots, the
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NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar asked LeBron James to make his stance on the COVID-19 vaccine clear due to his influence on the African-American community. As the most popular basketball player on the planet, James has plenty of influence in the sports community, especially the African-American athletics community. James has routinely made his views on police
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LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers. (Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports) Packers: Adrian Amos expresses genuine concern over NFL postponing games by Mark Powell PNC Championship TV schedule, live stream, tee times for Tigers Woods’ return by Cody Williams Steph Curry is so popular, even LeBron James’ son Bronny shouts “Steph!” after shooting in recognition of the
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The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The Los Angeles Lakers muddled their way to another loss Thursday night, against the surging Memphis Grizzlies. The final score was 108-95 and the way the Grizzlies rallied while
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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – NOVEMBER 24: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on November 24, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of
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Apr 8, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Cory Joseph (18) celebrates as a time out is called against the Sacramento Kings during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Raiders prove completely fraudulent in putrid loss to Bengals by Byron Smith Tiger Woods offers auspicious message,
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The championship-or-bust Lakers currently sit well outside the championship picture. How much should we be worried about L.A.’s slow start? The Lakers introduced significant downside risk to their season the moment they traded for Russell Westbrook, but it was hard to see things going this poorly this fast. We knew it would be difficult for
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Russell Westbrook had a quadruple-double for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Oklahoma City Thunder but that isn’t a good thing. Under normal circumstances, an NBA star putting up a quadruple-double would be an awesome achievement. What Russell Westbrook did on Wednesday night against the Thunder proved that’s not always the case. The Lakers guard
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The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. I have to admit, I am fascinated by Basketball-Reference’s Hall-of-Fame probability model. If you’re not familiar with it, the model uses several key stats to measure the likelihood of
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Golden State Warriors’ employees lost their health care for the month of May following a LeBron James three-pointer.  As if trying to navigate life during a pandemic isn’t tough enough, Chase Center concession workers lost their health care for the month of May after the Golden State Warriors lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in
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A previously underreported twist in Kobe Bryant’s 2003 sexual assault case was illuminated by a new batch of documents just released by the FBI. The 2003 sexual assault allegations against Kobe Bryant, and the subsequent trial, are a piece of his personal history that’s generally left out or glossed over. At the time Bryant admitted
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Anthony Davis, Dennis Schroder, Los Angeles Lakers. (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo: Who will win more this season? by Clemente Lisi Anthony Davis may have played a role in the Los Angeles Lakers not bringing back Dennis Schröder on a new contract this offseason. Anthony Davis and the rest of
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The Philadelphia 76ers have been working to trade three-time All-Star Ben Simmons. Thus far, they have been unsuccessful with negotiations, considering Daryl Morey, the team’s president of basketball operations, and general manager Elton Brand are demanding a king’s ransom for their point guard. Per sources, now they are aiming to trade Tyrese Maxey along with
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Rajon Rondo, LA Clippers. (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Florida vs. Florida Atlantic prediction, odds, spread, line, over/under & betting info for NCAA Week 1 by Alicia de Artola The Memphis Grizzlies are about to pay a fourth player to go play for the Los Angeles Lakers. For many former star players to
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Montrezl Harrell of the Los Angeles Lakers in action against the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Phillies-Diamondbacks game delayed due to COVID-19 concerns by Scott Rogust Former Vikings, Chiefs lineman fires back at Jadeveon Clowney’s insulting comments by Mark Powell Montrezl Harrell took to instagram to give parting words to the Lakers organization
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Per sources, the Indiana Pacers‘ front office are contemplating a potential in-season trade involving Jeremy Lamb. On October 20, 2021, their season opener begins at the Spectrum Center against the Charlotte Hornets. The team’s backcourt currently consists of Caris LeVert, Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. McConnell. In the 2021 NBA Draft, the Pacers also selected Oregon
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The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. Left to linger long enough, ramifications spider-webbing away through the seasons, some NBA trades have a way of taking on a mythic quality. In my basketball lifetime, I’m not
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Damian Lillard and Carmelo Anthony talk during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) Matt Olson walks off Padres in thrilling late-innings comeback for Athletics (Video) by Alicia de Artola As the now Laker, Carmelo Anthony bids his farewell to Portland via Instagram. But Damian Lillard comes with a
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The Los Angeles Lakers have formed their three-headed monster as they pursue the franchise’s 18th championship next season. Just as the NBA Draft was getting started, the Lakers completed a deal with the Washington Wizards that landed them the 2016-17 league MVP, Russell Westbrook. The deal sent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and the
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Russell Westbrook, Washington Wizards. (Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports) Twitter was a giant ball of stress during the USWNT thrilling match against Netherlands by Josh Hill How valuable is Ben Simmons right now? by Micah Wimmer Russell Westbrook was pure class in thanking Washington Wizards fans over Instagram. They may have only been together for
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Russell Westbrook, Washington Wizards. (Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports) A kicker won the NFL MVP award in the NFL’s weirdest year by Matt Verderame MLB Trade Deadline: Did Kris Bryant get traded by the Cubs? by Josh Hill Skip Bayless crushes the Los Angeles Lakers after trading for Russell Westbrook. While most people believe the Los Angeles
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Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers. (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) Legendary Ohio football coach Frank Solich announces his retirement by Ethan Lee The Los Angeles Lakers have the trade assets to acquire Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons. With Philadelphia 76ers star point guard Ben Simmons potentially on the trading block, the Los
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The Cleveland Cavaliers may be targeting some members of the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason. The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off their third consecutive season where they missed out on the NBA Playoffs. Of course, that should come as no shock, considering that was ever since LeBron James left Cleveland to join the Los Angeles
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LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns. (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) David Ortiz undergoes surgery related to 2019 near-fatal shooting by John Buhler Devin Booker is the owner of LeBron James‘ last game-worn No. 23 Los Angeles Lakers jersey. In a weird chain of events, Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker
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LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers. (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Watch Women’s College World Series: James Madison vs. Oklahoma State live stream Reddit by Ethan Lee New Yorkers savagely created a street memorial for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2020-21 NBA season after being eliminated from the NBA Playoffs on Thursday
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Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors. (Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports) 3 controversial calls that cost the Warriors against the Lakers by Ian Levy The Golden State Warriors may have lost, but at least Steph Curry won on the internet. Steph Curry channeled his inner Alonzo Mourning during the Golden State Warriors play-in tournament game loss
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LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers. (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Cubs give injury update on Kris Bryant after he was hit by pitch by Steven Kubitza LeBron James, Anthony Davis will miss Wednesday night’s game vs. the Houston Rockets. Nobody respects the Houston Rockets more than Los Angeles Lakers stars Anthony Davis and
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The Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers will enter the 2021 NBA Playoffs differently. With only two days’ worth of regular-season games left, teams like the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers are approaching the 2021 NBA Playoffs in a completely different manner. Philadelphia has clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. New head coach
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LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers. (Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) Explaining the Stanley Cup playoff bracket: How do the NHL playoffs work? by Dave Stevenson Rasheed Wallace has identified the elephant in the room with the Los Angeles Lakers. Former NBA star Rasheed Wallace knows exactly what the Los Angeles Lakers need to win big in
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Daryl Morey, Philadelphia 76ers. (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) LeBron James still doesn’t sound sure about his injured ankle in postgame update by John Buhler Daryl Morey and LeBron James see the NBA’s play-in tournament differently. After Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James recently ripped the upcoming play-in tournament to shreds, Philadelphia 76ers president
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Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers. (Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports) Lakers: Alex Caruso explains why he turned down NBA Slam Dunk Contest by John Buhler Stephen Curry and LeBron James have this one thing in common, and you are never going to believe what it is. Everybody and their brother
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Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers. (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) 3 surprise cuts the Broncos could make this offseason by Brad Berreman Browns still in the mix for J.J. Watt, but they’re not alone by Braulio Perez Erik Spoelstra says nobody makes better in-game adjustments than LeBron James. During the 2020
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LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz. (Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports) Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott’s workout video will get fans juiced (Video) by John Buhler Donovan Mitchell did not take kindly to LeBron James’ remarks during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game Draft. Donovan Mitchell’s Utah Jazz may have the best record in the
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