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Lakers play defense with hands behind their backs because they were sick of b...
by Yahoo Sports
14 Dec 2018 at 6:28pm
The Los Angeles Lakers may have figured out a way to avoid fouls. LeBron James said it was the team?s way of making sure Chris Paul and James Harden couldn?t draw fouls, according to ESPN?s Dave McMenamin. ?Just trying to defend without fouling,? said James, who briefly locked his hands behind his body on a Rockets possession in the third quarter.
LeBron James and Lonzo Ball first Lakers to record triple-double in same game...
by Yahoo Sports
16 Dec 2018 at 3:36am
Lonzo Ball and LeBron James became the first Lakers to each record a triple-double in the same game since Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1982. Almost a year to the day that LeBron James and Lonzo Ball conferenced at center court following a Los Angeles-Cleveland game, the duo made Lakers history. In Saturday night?s 128-100 beatdown of the Charlotte Hornets, James and Ball both notched triple-doubles and became the first teammates to do so wearing purple and gold since Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did it in 1982.
Why are Lakers saving their young core? Reportedly to chase Anthony Davis.
by NBC Sports
16 Dec 2018 at 2:00am
Anthony Davis is the target at the top of the Lakers? wish list. Which is why, when reports that the Lakers would not include any of their young core in a trade for Trevor Ariza came out, it fit with the Lakers? long-term thinking. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN discussed this on a special trade season preview broadcast Saturday morning (transcription via Real GM).
Returning Nowitzki 'so tired' after making NBA history
by Omnisport
14 Dec 2018 at 2:50pm
Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki admitted his long-awaited return left him "so tired" as he made NBA history in his 21st season. Nowitzki missed the start of the season due to a series of fitness issues, initially having bone spurs removed from his ankle and most recently experiencing tendon soreness before the start of a September training camp that pushed back his return. But the 40-year-old was back on the floor against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday and became the first NBA player to get minutes on the same team in 21 different seasons.
Watch the video: How many times was James Harden fouled by the Lakers?
by NBC Sports
15 Dec 2018 at 12:59am
James Harden has attempted 235 free throws this season, second most in the NBA Joel Embiid, to answer your question about the most). He averages 9.8 free throws a game, again second most in the NBA. Every team complains about how he draws fouls ? driving into players bodies then selling it by throwing his head back, flailing his arms and going to the ground.
Report: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope looking for Lakers to trade him
by NBC Sports
14 Dec 2018 at 4:10pm
Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has come up in trade discussions with the Suns (for Trevor Ariza) and Rockets. But this isn?t necessarily driven by Los Angeles, Phoenix or Houston. Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times: While sources confirmed that there have been discussions about trading Caldwell-Pope, the legwork is being done on Caldwell-Pope?s side to find him a better situation.
Paul hails 'sick' Harden after record-breaking display
by Omnisport
14 Dec 2018 at 8:16am
Chris Paul was left wide-eyed after James Harden delivered a masterclass to help the Houston Rockets beat the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Harden got the better of LeBron James, becoming the first player in NBA history to produce four triple-doubles with 50 points or more, as the Rockets recorded a much-needed 126-111 victory. Paul told ESPN: "That's crazy.
Expect Wizards trade rumor reboot with upcoming arrival of LeBron James, Lakers
by NBC Sports Washington
14 Dec 2018 at 3:07pm
"You have to trade Bradley Beal," Smith said. "The reason why you have to trade Bradley Beal is he's three years younger (than Wall), he's got two years less left on his contract, and if you scour the league every executive will tell you he's the higher commodity because John Wall's game is predicated on athleticism and speed and conditioning. Usually, father time says that dissipates, which means you're going to lower in value."
Wizards reset with deal for Ariza before visit from Lakers
16 Dec 2018 at 3:30am
In the Washington Wizards' latest attempt to get their season headed in the right direction, they will bring a sense of renewal into their home game Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers. On a four-game losing streak, after it finally started to look like the Wizards had found some sense of normalcy with a 5-2 stretch, Washington tweaked its roster this weekend with the addition of veteran Trevor Ariza from the Phoenix Suns. Headed to the desert are forward Kelly Oubre Jr. and guard Austin Rivers, who was acquired this past offseason from the Los Angeles Clippers for big man Marcin Gortat.
Kobe Bryant surprised Browns in team meeting before matchup with Broncos
by Yahoo Sports
15 Dec 2018 at 1:37pm
The Cleveland Browns are attempting to channel their inner ?Mamba Mentality? this weekend in Denver. Former Los Angeles Lakers star and NBA legend Kobe Bryant stopped by the Cleveland Browns? hotel in Denver to talk with the team on Friday afternoon ahead of their matchup on Saturday night against the Broncos, surprising the team. Interim coach Gregg Williams asked Bryant, who talked with the team for nearly an hour, to focus on what competition means to him, what drives and motivates him, and his mental approach on Friday, according to Mary Kay Cabot of

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