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Oldies but goodies: The Lakers may be ones to catch in West

Oct. 13, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

It may be a roster like none other. The Los Angeles Lakers have four of the NBA’s top seven active scorers. The top three leading active rebounders. Three of the top four active leaders in assists. Three of the top five in blocks. Three of the top five in wins. Four of...

Lakers debut their new 'Big 3' in 111-99 loss to Warriors

Oct. 13, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr is a curious as any NBA observer to see how former league MVP Russell Westbrook blends with incumbent Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis as part of the latest “Big Three” to chase a championship together in Los Angeles. ...

Lakers chasing 18th title with seasoned roster around LeBron

Oct. 12, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers spent the summer gutting the roster of a championship contender and restocking it with seasoned NBA talents committed to making an immediate title run together. Now that everybody is in uniform, the Lakers are talking like...

Unseld in, Westbrook out as Wizards face crucial NBA season

Oct. 12, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards, this season feels like a crossroads. Beal is now the unquestioned centerpiece of the franchise after Russell Westbrook was traded to the Lakers, but it remains unclear how much longer he'll be in Washington,...

Thunder GM Presti urges patience for fans used to winning

Oct. 12, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder aren’t talking about the playoffs, wins or losses. A franchise that had missed the playoffs just once in the previous 11 seasons ended last season in the draft lottery with a 22-50 record. General manager Sam Presti's...

Nets beat Lakers as most stars sit in preseason opener

Oct. 03, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and Russell Westbrook were on one side. Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving sat on the other. Safe to say there won't be a better collection of benchwarmers in an NBA game this season. Brooklyn and the Los...

Lakers say they're building a vintage championship contender

Sep. 28, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has heard the basketball world talking about how the Los Angeles Lakers are too old, and he is laughing — both literally and figuratively. “Some of the memes and some of the jokes have been extremely funny,” James said with a...

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...

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...

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...