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LeBron to make Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18

Aug. 10, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James will make his Los Angeles Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18 and play before home fans for the first time two days later. The Lakers will host Houston on Oct. 20 at Staples Center. The NBA released its complete regular season schedule Friday, and the Lakers will play on...

LeBron James returns to Cleveland with Lakers on Nov. 21

Aug. 10, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James will make his one and only visit to Cleveland on Nov. 21 when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Cavaliers in the four-time MVP's home state. The NBA released its complete regular season schedule Friday, two days after announcing the league's national TV schedule . The regular...

James, Warriors, Rockets, Celtics highlight NBA TV schedule

Aug. 8, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the All-Star laden lineup of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming Boston Celtics as part of the league's national television schedule. The NBA released its TV schedule for the first...

Stephen Curry ready to see LeBron James even more often

Aug. 6, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry can only imagine the intensity level of the Lakers-Warriors rivalry now that LeBron James has landed in L.A. After four straight NBA Finals against James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, two-time defending champion Golden State will get four matchups against James...

LeBron James adds Showtime doc to his small-screen portfolio

Aug. 6, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is already busy in Hollywood. James is behind the three-part documentary series, "Shut Up and Dribble," announced Monday by Showtime. Set to debut in October, the same month James suits up...

Class act: LeBron ensures legacy with ground-breaking school

Jul. 31, 2018 2:28 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James wore a tailored, slim-fitting, gray designer suit and black-rimmed glasses. He wanted to make a strong impression on the first day of school. After all, it's his school. Hoping to inspire and provide support to kids facing the same problems he experienced during a rough...

LA-bound LeBron leaves lasting gift, Akron 'always home'

Jul. 30, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James stood on a stage near one of the streets he walked as a troubled kid and looked out at thousands of faces. He felt connected to every one of them. While his 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, played at his feet, James watched as his mother, Gloria, raised a flag in front of a...

The summer that was: USA players reflect on a hectic July

Jul. 27, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — James Harden completed his work at USA Basketball's national team minicamp, sat in a courtside chair and began to put together his assessment of what happened around the NBA this summer. He did not need long to formulate his thoughts. "Nothing that happens in the NBA surprises me anymore,"...

Los Angeles Lakers re-sign Travis Wear to 2-way contract

Jul. 24, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed forward Travis Wear to a two-way contract. The Lakers announced the deal Tuesday. Wear played 17 games for the Lakers last season, averaging 4.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. He also appeared in 29 games for their G League affiliate,...

Beasley: New Lakers vets can form solid core around LeBron

Jul. 23, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Beasley thinks the basketball world is foolish to assume the Los Angeles Lakers' revamped locker room will be combustible before the fuse is even lit. The Lakers announced their signing of Beasley to a one-year contract Monday, adding the versatile forward to their new core of...