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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s advice to LeBron James: ‘You just gotta keep pushing’

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant knows the unfortunate nature of the franchise’s sour ending to a once-promising 2018-19 season. The iconic shooting guard pointed to the myriad injuries that plagued the Lakers, mainly a devastating 17-game absence from LeBron James that knocked the franchise off its initial trajectory, going from fourth place in the […] The post Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s advice to LeBron James: ‘You just gotta keep pushing’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Bucks beat Lakers 115-101; Antetokounmpo, James sit out

Khris Middleton scored 30 points and Brook Lopez added 28 as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 115-101 on Tuesday night in a game in which Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James sat out due to injuries.

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Lakers Injury News: PRP Injection Didn’t ‘Really Work’ For Josh Hart

As the Los Angeles Lakers have played stretches without Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, LeBron James and Rajon...

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Lakers’ Luke Walton has hilarious reaction to Mike Trout’s deal with Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Lakers won’t be going to the playoffs this season, the team’s superstar forward in LeBron James missed a slew of games due to injury and his job may be in jeopardy due to all of this but head coach Luke Walton still has a pretty good sense of humor so it appears. […] The post Lakers’ Luke Walton has hilarious reaction to Mike Trout’s deal with Los Angeles Angels appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers Injury Report: LeBron James & Lance Stephenson Out Vs. Bucks; Josh Hart Questionable, Tyson Chandler Probable

When LeBron James signed a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the front office and head coach...

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Lakers News: LeBron James Doesn’t See Difference In Losses To Playoff Teams And Sub-.500 Opponents

In addition to a rash of injuries that cost LeBron James and Rajon Rondo several weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers...

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers announce LeBron James out vs. Milwaukee Bucks

The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that LeBron James will miss tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks because of a sore left groin. Injuries have hurt the Los Angeles Lakers throughout 2019. The team’s season derailed as a result, and now the team is looking forward to the offseason and beginning preparations for the 2019-20 […] Los Angeles Lakers announce LeBron James out vs. Milwaukee Bucks - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Giannis Antetokounmpo ruled out vs. Lakers

LeBron James won’t be the only one missing out on a showdown with the Milwaukee Bucks, as franchise star Giannis Antetokounmpo will sit tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Malika Andrews of ESPN. Antetokounmpo suffered a right ankle sprain during a career-high 52-point explosion in a 130-125 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Sterling […] The post Giannis Antetokounmpo ruled out vs. Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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LeBron James calls Brandon Ingram’s successful surgery ‘a blessing’

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers came up just short against the lowly New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. Of course, Los Angeles was without the services of up-and-coming forward Brandon Ingram, who is currently recovering from right shoulder surgery. James called Ingram’s successful procedure “a blessing.” “It’s a blessing […] The post LeBron James calls Brandon Ingram’s successful surgery ‘a blessing’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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LeBron James out vs. Pistons for load management

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James will be absent from Friday’s contest versus the Detroit Pistons due to load management and a groin injury. The Lakers are sticking to their plan of limiting James’ minutes, despite sitting 7.5 games out of a playoff spot with 14 games left in the regular season. #Lakers forward LeBron […] The post LeBron James out vs. Pistons for load management appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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NBA owner thinks LeBron James’ injury changed his trade value

LeBron James has been lauded as the best player in the league for most of his 16 years in the NBA, and while the market still has him as one of the most coveted talents to step on the hardwood, an owner thinks his recent groin injury has made him mortal for the first time […] The post NBA owner thinks LeBron James’ injury changed his trade value appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Video: Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma dishes a full court bounce pass and LeBron James finishes with the reverse

It was unclear earlier in the day whether or not Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma would be able to suit up for Tuesday’s contest versus the Chicago Bulls due to an ankle injury. He would eventually be given the great light, allowing him to take the floor, which therefore allowed him to unleash this […] The post Video: Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma dishes a full court bounce pass and LeBron James finishes with the reverse appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: Late setbacks a microcosm of entire season

The Los Angeles Lakers’ playoff hopes are dwindling, and with the loss of some key players due to injury down the stretch a late push seems slightly farfetched. When reflecting on the Los Angeles Lakers‘ first season with LeBron James under contract, there is a vast array of different conclusions that are drawn. Most of […] Los Angeles Lakers: Late setbacks a microcosm of entire season - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Jeff Van Gundy suggests Lakers should consider trading LeBron James

ESPN NBA TV analyst Jeff Van Gundy was in prime form on Saturday, saying the Los Angeles Lakers should consider trading superstar small forward LeBron James this summer if they can get a grand haul for the four-time MVP. LeBron’s first year with the Lakers has been a disaster. When he suffered a groin injury […] The post Jeff Van Gundy suggests Lakers should consider trading LeBron James appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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LeBron James: Brandon Ingram’s Blood Clot ‘Puts Everything In Perspective’

Of all the injuries the Los Angeles Lakers have endured throughout the season, none is more serious than the deep...

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Video: Lakers’ LeBron James does a Kevin Love-like heave to Moritz Wagner

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Moritz Wagner hasn’t seen much action for the team this season, but a series of injuries to some of the players has forced head coach Luke Walton to play him extended minutes against the Boston Celtics. And he didn’t disappoint. Wagner tallied a career-high 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting to go […] The post Video: Lakers’ LeBron James does a Kevin Love-like heave to Moritz Wagner appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Los Angeles Lakers: Moritz Wagner taking advantage of extra opportunities

Moritz Wagner is making the most of his opportunities recently as the Los Angeles Lakers have been ravaged by injuries. Los Angeles Lakers rookie Moritz Wagner has not had a consistent spot in the rotation throughout the season. When you sign a player of LeBron James‘ caliber, developing younger players becomes a secondary objective. With […] Los Angeles Lakers: Moritz Wagner taking advantage of extra opportunities - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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It’s time for the Lakers to shut down LeBron James

The Los Angeles Lakers entered the 2018-2019 season with playoff expectations. A roster built around a $154 investment in LeBron James was meant to finally end the team’s playoff drought. Instead, injuries, botched front office moves, and horrid defense have virtually torpedoed any hopes of a postseason berth. Even James struggled at times this season, […] The post It’s time for the Lakers to shut down LeBron James appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers Vs. Celtics Preview & TV Info: LeBron James Playing Reduced Minutes, Kyrie Irving Returns To Lineup

The Los Angeles Lakers may have Kyle Kuzma and Lance Stephenson back from injury as they take on Kyrie Irving and...

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Lakers coach Luke Walton says LeBron James’ groin injury is still ‘a little bit lingering’

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton says superstar forward LeBron James still isn’t 100 percent recovered from his groin injury. Walton admitted to reporters on Friday that James still has some nagging pain. Luke Walton said today LeBron James still got a little bit lingering from his groin injury. — Matthew Moreno (@MMoreno1015) March […] The post Lakers coach Luke Walton says LeBron James’ groin injury is still ‘a little bit lingering’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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LeBron James says Luke Walton has ‘remained the same and consistent’ for the Lakers amid all the injuries

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James says head coach Luke Walton has pretty much been the only thing which has been consistent this season in Los Angeles. The Lakers have been riddled with injuries all season. James, Lonzo Ball and Rajon Rondo have all missed extended time, while Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram have dealt […] The post LeBron James says Luke Walton has ‘remained the same and consistent’ for the Lakers amid all the injuries appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers’ LeBron James’ record first team All-NBA streak also in peril

The Los Angeles Lakers are most certainly out of the playoffs even after their 115-99 loss to the Denver Nuggets. They have a very little chance of still making it, but with 17 games left and three of their starters being hampered by injuries, nobody’s going to give them the benefit of the doubt, even […] The post Lakers’ LeBron James’ record first team All-NBA streak also in peril appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers Vs. Nuggets Preview & TV Info: Injuries Mounting, LeBron James Set To Make History As Playoff Hopes Dwindle

A short-handed Los Angeles Lakers team, with LeBron James just 13 points away from history, will take on the talented...

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LeBron James' playing time next topic of concern for injury-plagued Lakers

LeBron James sat at his locker with plastic wrapped around his waist to hold an ice pack on his back after the Lakers’ loss to the Clippers on Monday night. He’d just played 42 minutes of basketball, and more than 120 minutes in the span of four days. With the Lakers (30-34) desperately trying...

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LeBron James addresses the injuries that have plagued the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers’ nightmarish season took a significant turn for the worse on Monday night, as they lost to a fellow Western Conference playoff chaser in the L.A. Clippers where forward Kyle Kuzma injured his ankle. The Lakers have dealt with a myriad of injury issues this season, whether that be Kuzma, LeBron James, […] The post LeBron James addresses the injuries that have plagued the Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers rank 27th in defensive efficiency since LeBron James returned from groin injury

Since LeBron James returned to the lineup on Jan. 31 against the Clippers from his left groin injury, the Los Angeles Lakers rank 27th in the NBA in defensive efficiency. Defensive efficiency is the number of points a team allows per 100 possessions. The Lakers have a defensive efficiency of 116.3 since LeBron came back. Only the […] The post Lakers rank 27th in defensive efficiency since LeBron James returned from groin injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers’ LeBron James feels for Kyle Kuzma after injury

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered another huge blow on Monday night as they took another loss against the Los Angeles Clippers, 113-105. However, the final result was not the only low point of the evening, as Lakers rising star Kyle Kuzma was forced to exit the ballgame due to an ankle injury. Teammate LeBron James […] The post Lakers’ LeBron James feels for Kyle Kuzma after injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers star LeBron James talked to Magic Johnson last offseason about finding playmakers, toughness

Besides the poor play, coaching, the several injuries and lack of overall effort surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers in this race for a postseason spot, poor roster construction has been one of the major issues plaguing the team. The front office, led by president Magic Johnson, focused all of their efforts in landing LeBron James, […] The post Lakers star LeBron James talked to Magic Johnson last offseason about finding playmakers, toughness appeared first on ClutchPoints.

LeBron James SHINES Against Houston | February 21, 2019

LeBron James led the Lakers with 29 points (16 in the 2nd half), to go with 11 rebounds and 6 assists, while Brandon Ingram added 27 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. With the win, the Lakers improve to 29-29, while the Rockets fall to 33-25 on the s

HEAT vs LAKERS | Wade & LeBron's Final Match-Up | December 10, 2018

Relive the final matchup between Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, as the Miami Heat visited Staples Center and took on the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James both battling speculation as NBA playoffs approach | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down the speculation around Kyrie Irving's relationship with Kevin Durant and whether the rumors about their friendship are worth discussing. Jalen and Jacoby also assess LeBron James' situation with the Los Angeles Laker