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Blazers spoil James' debut with 128-119 win over the Lakers

Oct. 19, 2018 2:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James' debut for the Los Angeles Lakers opened with two thunderous dunks and closed with a loss. He finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds, but the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. James insisted the new-look Lakers...

Column: A glimpse of the NBA's future in Las Vegas

Oct. 11, 2018 8:25 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There was LeBron James, still somewhat of a startling sight in purple and gold. And there were Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, still very much the champions of basketball for now and the foreseeable future. Playing each other Wednesday night in a game that meant...

LeBron in LA: Superstar begins next chapter with Lakers

Oct. 10, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When LeBron James chose the Los Angeles Lakers, the burgeoning entertainment mogul realized many people would think he joined a mediocre team with a five-year playoff drought because he wanted to be in Hollywood. James simply scoffs at the notion he's thinking about anything but his day...

Warriors vow to cherish moment, knowing window may be short

Oct. 10, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr understands the NBA's business side, free agency and everything it takes to build a perennial winner with a star-studded roster like the one he coaches every day. He also knows the Warriors' dominance won't last forever. Kerr addressed that thought with his group on the...

Oklahoma City's Adams among big men reviving center position

Oct. 10, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Steven Adams is invaluable to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He's also a reminder: Big men in the NBA are still vital. The imposing 7-foot center from New Zealand is helping change the recent narrative that NBA centers are an endangered species, something that — based on spending...

As preseason winds down, NBA stars are getting some rest

Oct. 7, 2018 12:53 AM EDT

Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward's preseasons ended early. And they weren't alone around the NBA on Saturday, either. The Boston Celtics left the biggest two stars on their roster — both of whom are coming off serious injuries, and now apparently dealing with far more minor ones — out of the lineup...

James captivates crowd in his Los Angeles Lakers debut

Oct. 1, 2018 1:27 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — LeBron James rubbed his hands in chalk powder at the scorer's table, yelled "Yes!" to ecstatic fans in the first few rows and the Los Angeles Lakers' new era was underway. Playing in the same arena where Magic Johnson made his regular-season debut for Los Angeles 39 years ago, James...

Lakers loving LeBron's leadership in 1st practice together

Sep. 25, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Although the Lakers' first official practice of the LeBron James era was focused on defense and learning new terminology, they ended it with a good old-fashioned 3-point shooting contest. The Lakers' new superstar was just another teammate during the spirited back-and-forth...

LeBron 'humbled' to join Lakers, expects 'something special'

Sep. 24, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James realizes the size of the challenge he accepted when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers. After eight consecutive NBA Finals appearances, he knows his new team isn't a true contender with Golden State and the NBA's elite just yet. The superstar welcomed every step in the...

Dynamic Warriors big man Jordan Bell ready for second season

Sep. 22, 2018 3:38 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — First, his right forearm cramped turning his arm into the shape of a V as his hand bent back, and Jordan Bell could not move it for several minutes as he sat in the bathtub as he recovered post-workout. He yelled for his girlfriend's help. The cramp briefly released, then quickly...