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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, passes the ball with Philadelphia 76ers' Matisse Thybulle, right, defending during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

James passes Bryant on NBA scoring list in Lakers' loss

Jan. 26, 2020 12:23 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeBron James was a teenager when he first met Kobe Bryant at a youth basketball camp, in awe of his idol and ears open as the Los Angeles Lakers star offered advice to the prodigy that has lasted to this day. "I was just listening," James said. "I was just trying to soak everything up I...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) reacts after moving to No. 3 on the NBA's career scoring list during the second half of a basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant for 3rd on NBA scoring list

Jan. 25, 2020 10:47 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeBron James moved past Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA's career scoring list, getting the milestone on a driving layup against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. The Los Angeles Lakers star scored the basket with 7:23 left in the third quarter and he waved to a Sixers...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket as Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Leonard's 1st triple-double sends Clippers past Heat 122-117

Jan. 25, 2020 12:24 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Kawhi Leonard has two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVP awards, four All-Star selections and a string of other accolades. And now, one triple-double. Unbelievable as it sounds — and really, the Miami Heat could not believe it — Leonard got a triple-double for the first time...

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) drives past New York Knicks' Reggie Bullock during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Lowry, Siakam lead Raptors past Knicks for 6th straight win

Jan. 24, 2020 11:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On “Star Wars” night at Madison Square Garden, the Toronto Raptors showed why they remain a galaxy far, far away from the New York Knicks. With All-Star players and big-game experience, the NBA champions have too many assets the Knicks simply lack. “We’re just a...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James talks to teammates during a timeout in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

LeBron has triple-double, Lakers pull away to beat Nets

Jan. 23, 2020 11:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James is on his way to Philadelphia, set to pass Kobe Bryant on the NBA's career scoring list in the former Lakers star's hometown. It'll be another milestone achievement, but scoring has never been the most important thing to James. He prefers winning, and it looks like he'll do...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James gestures after scoring and drawing a foul during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rematch! James, Antetokounmpo are All-Star captains again

Jan. 23, 2020 10:44 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — It’ll be an All-Star rematch: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will be the captains for the NBA All-Star Game, just as they were last season. They earned the captaincies by being the top overall...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) goes up for two points as New York Knicks forward Taj Gibson (67) is restrained by a Lakers defender, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

James closes on Kobe, Davis has 28 as Lakers beat Knicks

Jan. 22, 2020 11:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James spent the first half showing why he will soon pass Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA's career scoring list. Then this season's assists leader put his own offense aside to help Anthony Davis find his. James scored 19 of his 21 points before halftime to quickly cut into...

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives to the basket past Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley (11) and forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Kemba beats LeBron for 1st time, Celtics top LA 139-107

Jan. 20, 2020 11:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker finally beat LeBron James, and he did it by helping the Boston Celtics send the Los Angeles Lakers to their biggest loss of the season. Walker ended a career-long losing streak against James, scoring 20 points to beat him for the first time in 29 tries and lead the Celtics past...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) bumps Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 124-115

Jan. 19, 2020 12:35 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers were determined to start the second half of their season on a high note following a loss that snapped a nine-game winning streak. They were able to do that by riding a big third quarter to a 124-115 win over the Houston Rockets. LeBron James had 31 points and 12...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Going primetime: "The Jump" serving as pregame for ABC games

Jan. 18, 2020 11:44 AM EST

ESPN has gone through many pairings and approaches trying to build a pregame show during its 18 seasons broadcasting the NBA. This time it's using a successful daily show. The Rachel Nichols-led “The Jump” has been a daytime hit since debuting four years ago and is going primetime. It will lead off...