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Lakers add Fizdale, Lucas III to Vogel's coaching staff

Sep. 15, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Knicks head coach David Fizdale has joined his hometown Los Angeles Lakers as the lead assistant coach on Frank Vogel's staff. The Lakers also hired John Lucas III as an assistant coach and named Roger Sancho their head athletic trainer...

Lakers add longtime Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan

Sep. 09, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeAndre Jordan is back in Los Angeles, and this time he'll be chasing a championship from the Staples Center locker room that has a few more trophies in it. The longtime Clippers center signed with the Lakers on Thursday, filling their penultimate...

California advances bill to strip badges from bad officers

Sep. 03, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bad law enforcement officers could permanently lose their badges under a bill advanced by California lawmakers on Friday, a year after a similar measure died in the waning hours of the legislative session. California remains one of just four...

Rajon Rondo re-signs with Lakers for another title push

Aug. 31, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Rajon Rondo saw the opportunity to add his youth and energy to a championship-contending team, the 35-year-old point guard jumped at the chance to return to the Los Angeles Lakers. “I’m most excited about not being the oldest guy on the team...

Biden praises WNBA champs for social justice activism

Aug. 23, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden honored the 2020 WNBA champions Seattle Storm on Monday, celebrating their success on the court and hailing the four-time title holders for changing lives with their activism. The visit marked the first time that an NBA or WNBA team...

Smith moves from NBA to college classes, golf at N.C. A&T

Aug. 23, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

J.R. Smith is finally getting the college-athlete experience he missed out on nearly two decades ago. The 16-year NBA veteran who skipped college basketball, won two world championships and made millions is now a freshman walk-on for the North Carolina A&T men’s...

Bucks stay home for Christmas, Hawks return to holiday slate

Aug. 17, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

The Milwaukee Bucks are staying home for Christmas, which is becoming an annual perk for reigning NBA champions. The NBA released the schedule for the Dec. 25 quintupleheader on Tuesday, and the Bucks will play host to the Boston Celtics in the second of the day’s...

Russell Westbrook eager to help LeBron in Lakers homecoming

Aug. 10, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook was a Lakers fan from childhood, and he skipped school to attend their championship parades. After he became close friends with Kobe Bryant, they spoke about the responsibility and honor of playing for this decorated franchise. Yet...

Doncic signs $207M extension as Mavs turn focus to titles

Aug. 10, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

Luka Doncic welcomed all his bosses with the Dallas Mavericks to his home country of Slovenia to watch the young superstar sign the richest contract in club history. Now that the record rookie supermax extension of $207 million is in the books, it's back to the business...

Anthony joins his friend LeBron with title the only goal

Aug. 10, 2021 01:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carmelo Anthony realized the time was finally right to join forces with his friend LeBron James. Whether James and the veteran-led Los Angeles Lakers can help Anthony win his first NBA championship remains to be seen. “Most...