Los Angeles celebrates 'Kobe Bryant Day' (Ball Don't Lie)
24 Aug 2016 at 4:18pm
It?s been a whirlwind retirement for Kobe Bryant. On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers legend rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to unveil his new $100 million venture-capital fund. The date marks the two jersey numbers (8 and 24) Bryant wore during his 20 years with the club.
Ex-NBA player Jacobson, wife charged in Minnesota home sale (The Associated P...
24 Aug 2016 at 1:50pm
Former NBA player Sam Jacobson and his wife are charged with felonies in the sale of a Minnesota home five years ago. Jacobson and his wife, Traci Jacobson, each were charged Tuesday with theft by false representation and theft by swindle. The charges stem from the August 2011 short sale of Sam Jacobson's Apple Valley home to Traci Jacobson, who went by Traci Quam and was his live-in girlfriend at the time.
LA Lakers sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram, vet Yi Jianlian (The Associated Press)
24 Aug 2016 at 1:25pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have signed top draft pick Brandon Ingram and Chinese NBA veteran Yi Jianlian and re-signed center Tarik Black.
City officials declare Kobe Bryant Day in Los Angeles (The Associated Press)
24 Aug 2016 at 1:17pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lakers fans packed Los Angeles City Hall chambers to witness the mayor and other officials declare Kobe Bryant Day in honor of the retired NBA superstar.
Los Angeles pays tribute to Kobe Bryant (AFP)
23 Aug 2016 at 3:44pm
Los Angeles (AFP) - Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant will be honoured Wednesday with a ceremony in Los Angeles, the city where he played his entire 20-year professional career.
Former No. 1 draft pick Kwame Brown might be looking to make an NBA comeback ...
23 Aug 2016 at 1:10pm
More than three years after his last NBA appearance, Kwame Brown (center) appears intent on making a comeback. As the NBA world gets set to tuck in for an abbreviated late-summer vacation, now that the bulk of free agency and the 2016 Summer Olympics are in the rear-view mirror, we?re starting to hear more and more from veterans currently outside the league intent on making their way back in come the fall. Interperformances is proud to announce that the NBA star Kwame Brown decided to sign with our agency.
The Lakers and the NBA are taking another chance on Yi Jianlian (Ball Don't Lie)
23 Aug 2016 at 10:52am
Yi hit for 25 points and six rebounds against Team USA. After a few frustrating free agent chase-downs with Kobe Bryant around, and a 2016 offseason without Bryant on board, the Los Angeles Lakers have mostly committed to the idea of a full-on rebuilding project. New, ?rookie? head coach Luke Walton is the team?s biggest free agent signing, there won?t be any agent-favoring vet acquisitions like Carlos Boozer and Roy Hibbert to help fill out the roster, and the team seems fully bent on working with the young prospects it has alongside the 2017 NBA draft pick it will hopefully get to keep next spring.
Los Angeles Lakers sign Chinese Olympian Yi (AFP)
22 Aug 2016 at 5:16pm
Yi Jianlian, who is fresh off an appearance with the Chinese national team at the Rio Olympics, has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA team announced. Yi, of Guangdong Province, averaged 20.4 points and 6.6 rebounds in five games at the Summer Olympics, which wrapped up on Sunday. "We're excited to have a player of his worldwide accomplishments," general manager Mitch Kupchak said on Monday.
LeBron James would like to own and run an NBA team someday (Ball Don't Lie)
17 Aug 2016 at 5:47pm
LeBron James recently admitted that he?s chasing the figurative ?ghost? of Michael Jordan, meaning MJ?s six NBA championship and Jordan?s acknowledged presence as the greatest to ever play the sport of basketball. In the ?Open Run? podcast on James? own Uninterrupted channel, James revealed that he shares a sentiment with everyone from the leader of the free world to the college sophomore that you just traded a few Wizards-related Twitter @ replies with ? he?d like to own an NBA team, and run the show from up top.
Nene leads Brazil past Nigeria 86-69 in Olympic basketball (The Associated Pr...
15 Aug 2016 at 12:24pm
Nene scored 19 points, Marcelinho Huertas had 11 assists and Brazil kept its chances of advancing to the men's basketball quarterfinals alive with a 86-69 win over Nigeria on Monday. Nene, who signed as an NBA free agent this summer with the Houston Rockets, and Huertas of the Los Angeles Lakers scored six points apiece in a 14-2 run in the fourth to help Brazil (2-3) pull away. Nigeria (1-4), which stunned Croatia in its previous game, was aiming to become the first African nation to make the quarterfinals.
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