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NBA Power Rankings: Is It Time to Worry About the Lakers?

Should we be worried about the Lakers as we enter the final weeks of the regular season? The first instinct is to dismiss any concern at all, noting that with both stars healthy, only the Nets have a chance to defeat the reigning champs this summer. But perhaps the answer......

Despite LeBron’s Criticism, the Play-In Tourney Is Here to Stay

Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan Nadkarni on Fridays. Back in February, with objections over the NBA’s decision......

Report: LeBron to Sit Out Against Nuggets with Sore Ankle

Lakers star LeBron James will sit out tonight’s game against the Nuggets due to a sore right ankle, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. James, who missed 20 straight games due to a sprained right ankle, re-aggravated the injury on Sunday night in the fourth quarter against the Raptors. James returned......

LeBron: Creator of Play-In Tournament ‘Needs to Be Fired’

http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgwNzU0MDE1NDA2NTMxNjcy/lebron-james_3.jpg Ben Pickman Following the Lakers’ loss on Sunday night to the Raptors, which moved Los Angeles into a three-way tie with the Blazers and Mavericks in the Western Conference standings, LeBron James criticized the league’s new play-in tournament format.  “Whoever came up with that s— needs to be fired,”......

As Lakers’ season unravels, LeBron rips play-in

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Losers of six out of their past seven games with just two weeks remaining in the regular season, the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers don’t look anything like a title team right now. And after Sunday’s 121-114 defeat at Staples Center to a Toronto Raptors team that came into the......

LeBron Exits Loss With Ankle Soreness; Lakers Continue Freefall

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe Making his second start since returning from a 20-game absence due to a sprained right ankle, Lakers star forward LeBron James exited Sunday’s 121-114 loss to the Raptors midway through the fourth quarter with soreness in the same......

LeBron James to Return From Sprained Ankle vs. Kings

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe At long last, the king has returned. Lakers star LeBron James will return to action Friday night against the Kings, the team announced more than an hour before tip-off. James has been out since suffering a sprained ankle......

LeBron upgraded to questionable for Fri. return

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, who has been out since March 20 with a high ankle sprain, could return from the longest absence of his career against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. James plans to test his ankle and make a game-time decision,......

LeBron rookie card sells for record $5.2 million

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It’s good to be King. Even amid the longest injured stretch of his Hall of Fame career, somehow LeBron James still managed to rewrite record books. A 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection RPA (rookie patch autograph) parallel LeBron James card, numbered out of 23, was sold privately for $5.2 million......

LeBron Rookie Card Sets Basketball Record After $5.2 Million Sale

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum LeBron James added a new crown to his collection on Monday: the most expensive basketball card of all time.  According to PWCC Marketplace, a signed 2003 James Exquisite Collection patch card sold for a record-breaking $5.2 million in a private......

From ‘Uncut Gems’ to ‘The Hangover’: Athletes who crashed Hollywood

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1:00 PM ET ESPN staff In May, Kevin Garnett will officially become a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. But before his trip to Springfield, Massachusetts, the 2004 NBA MVP’s most notable accomplishment in retirement came via Hollywood, as the Big Ticket appeared in Adam Sandler’s anxiety-inducing......

LeBron: NBA Is ‘Simply Better Off’ When Knicks Are Good

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Perhaps the LeBron-to-New York dream isn’t dead just yet. The Lakers’ star took notice of the Knicks’ eight-game winning streak on Wednesday night and tweeted “the league is simply better off” when New York is winning.  And while James is still three years away from another potential free agency, a wave......

LeBron James Deletes, Explains Tweet on Ohio Police Shooting

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe On Wednesday, Lakers star LeBron James posted and then deleted a tweet addressing the fatal police shooting of 16-year-old Black girl Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio. In the tweet, James shared a photo of the officer, Nicholas Reardon, along......

LeBron posts, deletes tweet on police shooting

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James posted and later deleted a tweet on Wednesday responding to the fatal police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old Black girl in Columbus, Ohio. In a series of tweets later Wednesday, James explained why he deleted the tweet. ANGER does any of us any......

Vile response to the verdict: Devine

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Miranda Devine We have to trust that the jury in the Derek Chauvin case got it right when it found the former Minneapolis cop guilty of murder and manslaughter over the death of a black man, George Floyd. This is our justice system and it’s all that stands between us......

Lakers to skip White House visit due to league’s COVID-19 protocols

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Olafimihan Oshin The Los Angeles Lakers will not visit the White House this year to celebrate their championship due to COVID-19 protocols and scheduling issues, a source told … Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

Source: Lakers to skip White House on D.C. trip

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers will not visit President Joe Biden at the White House to celebrate their 2020 NBA championship when the team travels to Washington, D.C. for a game against the Wizards later this month, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN. Scheduling challenges......

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