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Los Angeles Lakers: American professional basketball team
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 16 NBA championships, the second-most behind the Boston Celtics.


LeBron could 'care less' about Trump ditching NBA [Video]

LeBron could 'care less' about Trump ditching NBA

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar responded to a question about the U.S. president saying he switched off the game at the sight on kneeling athletes.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published
LeBron James: NBA is still reeling from Kobe Bryant loss [Video]

LeBron James: NBA is still reeling from Kobe Bryant loss

LA Lakers star LeBron James said Kobe Bryant in still in everyone's thoughts as the NBA prepares to restart after a hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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LeBron James says the NBA won't miss Donald Trump as a viewer -- essentially telling POTUS not to let the door hit him on the way out! "I really don't think the basketball community are sad about.. - Published

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A group with the LeBron James Family Foundation, including several I PROMISE School students, will be part of the virtual crowd for Lakers-Thunder. - Published

'Happy Bday to my President and my friend': LeBron James sends birthday wishes to Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama turned 59 on Tuesday, and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James extended a birthday wish to the 44th president. - Published

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Lakers secure top spot in Western Conference for first time since 2010

The Los Angeles Lakers secure the top spot in the NBA's Western Conference for the first time in 10 years after beating Utah Jazz.
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LeBron James has opted to focus much of his efforts on voting initiatives rather than being on the front lines of protests against racial injustice. - Published

NBA: Kyle Lowry leads Toronto Raptors to win over LA Lakers

Kyle Lowry stars in the Toronto Raptors' 107-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Orlando.
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NBA season restarts with a nod to Black Lives Matter and 2 games that went down to the wire

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'We want to keep our foot on the gas' - Lakers' James leads protests as NBA returns

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James calls for his fellow NBA players to "keep our foot on the gas" in the push for racial justice as the season resumes in Orlando.
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LeBron James comes through for Lakers with game-winning basket, delivers message upon NBA's restart

LeBron James had a message after lifting the Lakers to a victory over the Clippers with a clutch basket late. - Published

NBA 2019-20 bubble restart burning questions: Are Lakers, Clippers best of the West? What's at stake for Bucks?

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Lakers' LeBron James leading NBA effort to 'continue to shed light on justice for Breonna Taylor'

LeBron James and the Lakers played their first scrimmage in the Orlando bubble, but James spent much of his energy speaking about Breonna Taylor. - Published

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso missed his older sister Megan's wedding in Texas over the weekend to remain in the NBA bubble. - Published

Lakers' Dwight Howard found it 'pointless' he was reported for not wearing mask in NBA bubble

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The true story of the heartthrob prince of Qatar and his time at USC

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Lakers guard Rajon Rondo out for significant time after fracturing thumb in practice

Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo is set for surgery after fracturing his right thumb in practice Sunday, the team announced. - Published

Lakers' Anthony Davis explains why he won't wear social justice message on jersey for NBA restart

Anthony Davis considered wearing a message on his jersey, but he stuck with his last name because it is "something that is very important to me." - Published

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Big man Dwight Howard will in fact be joining the Los Angeles Lakers for the restart of the NBA season in Orlando. - Published

Anthony Davis says he's '100 percent healthy,' Lakers' title chances higher after hiatus

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Free agent guard JR Smith is reunited with LeBron James at the LA Lakers for the rest of the season.
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'How do we fix this?' NBA star LeBron James takes on voter suppression

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LeBron James backs effort to prevent U.S. black vote suppression

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