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Brian Windhorst speculates potential Lakers cover up on LeBron James’ injury

ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst is confused as to how the Los Angeles Lakers have handled superstar small forward LeBron James’ groin injury. The Lakers announced this week that LeBron James has been cleared to practice next week, and that press release made Windhorst’s eyes open. According to Windhorst, the Lakers’ statement isn’t normal as it seems they […] The post Brian Windhorst speculates potential Lakers cover up on LeBron James’ injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Dream Shake

Rockets rally to beat Lakers in overtime 138-134

The Rockets never led in regulation. The Rockets trailed by 18 at halftime, faced a deficit as large as 21, and never lead in regulation, but by the end of the night, the Rockets found themselves on top, beating the Lakers 138-134 in overtime. Houston looked dead in the water to begin the game. The team looked a step slower than the Lakers, as the visitors placed 39 points on the scoreboard in the game’s first 12 minutes. With LeBron James missing his 13th consecutive game with a groin injury, Kyle Kuzma emerged as the team’s strongest scoring threat. Kuzma dropped 20 in the first...

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Lakers coach Luke Walton does not expect LeBron James or Rajon Rondo to play vs. Warriors

The last time the Los Angeles Lakers played the Golden State Warriors, it was Christmas, and Rajon Rondo finished with 15 points, 10 assists and five rebounds while LeBron James exited the game in the third quarter due to a groin injury in what ended up being a blowout win for the Lakers. Now, it […] The post Lakers coach Luke Walton does not expect LeBron James or Rajon Rondo to play vs. Warriors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lance Stephenson didn't follow in LeBron's footsteps, so he spent 6 years bugging him | Beef History

Nobody would argue that LeBron James and Lance Stephenson have had anything closer to similar careers in pro basketball, but when they were high school phenoms, the possibility didn't seem all that impossible. Where LeBron met and even surpassed early exp

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Josh Hart Has Battled Back Spasms Past ‘Several Days’

Injuries have been one of the biggest obstacles the Los Angeles Lakers have faced, particularly since Christmas, when LeBron James and Rajon Rondo...

NBA Daily Show: Jan. 17 - The Starters

On Thursday's episode of the show, the guys discuss Kyrie Irving calling LeBron James, if the Warriors are sports' 'most hated team', and James Harden's latest 50-point game. They also debate which player needs more All-Star support, the next shoe technol

Lakers Nation

Lakers Injury Update: Rajon Rondo Cleared For Return To Full-Contact Practice

On the heels of LeBron James being cleared to return to the practice court, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Rajon Rondo is now permitted for full contact in...

Welcome to Loud City

Recap: OKC’s defense fails again big time in bad OT home loss to Lakers

OKC left their defense at the door in an overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Oklahoma City Thunder dropped a home game to the Los Angeles Lakers with Lebron James still sidelined with a groin injury. OKC dropped their second game in a row and 5th out of their last 6, losing to the Lakers 138-128 in overtime. The Lakers would shoot 50.5 percent from the floor and 47.5 percent from three, including 91% from the free throw line, despite being one of the league’s worst in these categories. The @Lakers come back from 17 down to defeat the Thunder in OT! #LakeShow...

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Preview: OKC looks to end rough stretch vs Lebron-less LA

After losing their last four out of five OKC, needs this victory. Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena Time: 8:30 P.M. CST Broadcast: TNT, FSOK Counterpart: Silver Screen and Roll *** For the second time in the last two weeks, the Thunder will be matched up against the Los Angeles Lakers. Once again the Lakers will be without their superstar Forward LeBron James, who will be out again with his groin injury for at least another two games. From Lakers MR: LeBron James was evaluated by team medical staff and physicians today. James, who...

Los Angeles Times

LeBron James continues to lead All-Star voting

As LeBron James continues to rehab from a groin injury, fans are making sure it has no bearing on the Laker star’s fate as an All-Star captain. The NBA announced Thursday that the All-Star draft will be televised Feb. 7 and that James and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo continue to...

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: Jeanie Buss still has faith in Luke Walton amid team’s woes

Despite the Los Angeles Lakers losing ways, Jeanie Buss is reportedly still on board with Luke Walton as coach. Everything has not been peachy for the Los Angeles Lakers of late. Despite injuries to LeBron James and Rajon Rondo, many (myself included) did not expect the drop off the team has experienced since Christmas. Surely […] Los Angeles Lakers: Jeanie Buss still has faith in Luke Walton amid team’s woes - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Kyrie Irving learning to become leader for Boston Celtics | The Dan Patrick Show | NBC Sports

Kyrie Irving called LeBron James to apologize for not appreciating his leadership in Cleveland, but Jalen Rose explains why he wasn't surprised that conversation happened. #NBCSports #DanPatrick #BostonCeltics #ClevelandBrowns #KyrieIrving #LeBronJames #J

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Worst-case injury scenario for LeBron James was 6 weeks

LeBron James has been out with a groin injury since the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory on Christmas Day against the Golden State Warriors. While the best-case scenario was a three-week recovery, agent Rich Paul revealed to Sam Amick of The Athletic that a worst-case scenario was six weeks. Paul noted that LeBron suffered a Grade […] The post Worst-case injury scenario for LeBron James was 6 weeks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Los Angeles Times

LeBron James cleared to practice for Lakers

LeBron James has been cleared to practice after being examined by Lakers doctors on Wednesday, the team announced. James suffered a groin strain on Dec. 25 in the third quarter against the Warriors. He was originally listed as day-to-day, but that kind of injury typically takes weeks to heal. James’...

Los Angeles Times

LeBron James will not travel when Lakers hit the road for OKC and Houston

As the Lakers begin an especially difficult portion of their schedule, they’ll start it without LeBron James. James, who is recovering from a groin injury, will not travel with the team to Oklahoma City and Houston this week, according to a source familiar with the situation but not authorized...

Lake Show Life

LeBron James not available for Los Angeles Lakers road trip

LeBron James’ injury seems to have been worse than originally reported, as the Los Angeles Lakers will be without their superstar during the upcoming road trip. People are following the LeBron James injury news closely. Fans are getting restless about when he will be coming back. The Los Angeles Lakers received some bad news on […] LeBron James not available for Los Angeles Lakers road trip - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Lakers’ LeBron James ‘f****** itching’ to play, says Rich Paul

The Los Angeles Lakers have missed the services of superstar LeBron James since he suffered a groin injury in the third quarter of the Christmas Day game against the Golden State Warriors. According to reports, James will be missing at least two more games. Unfortunately for the Lakers, those games will be against Oklahoma City […] The post Lakers’ LeBron James ‘f****** itching’ to play, says Rich Paul appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Luke Walton relishing challenge of coaching LeBron James-less Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton is relishing the challenge of coaching this team while LeBron James recovers from a strained left groin injury. The Lakers have gone 4-7 during James’ 11 absences, and they’re bound for two more tests without him, according to James’ agent and longtime friend Rich Paul. “It’s the best […] The post Luke Walton relishing challenge of coaching LeBron James-less Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Golden State Of Mind

LeBron James will not play when the Warriors visit the Lakers

Golden State’s rival has yet to fully recover from an injury suffered the last time the two teams met. The Golden State Warriors have gotten very used to seeing LeBron James over the last few years, and NBA fans have grown accustomed to watching one of the best teams of all time face off against one of the best players of all time. Unfortunately, it appears that won’t happen this week. The Warriors are set to visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday for a nationally televised showdown. But James, who has missed 11 games with a groin injury, is unlikely to play. The Lakers ruled James out...

Lakers Nation

Lakers Injury Update: LeBron James Cleared For Return To Practice, Won’t Travel On 2-Game Road Trip

The Los Angeles Lakers cleared LeBron James to return to practice beginning next week, as he continues to recover from a strained groin suffered on Christmas Day...

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Rich Paul says he, LeBron James ‘don’t give a sh*t’ about other people’s timeline for a return to Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers superstar small forward LeBron James and his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, “don’t give a sh*t” what people on the outside are saying about The King’s groin injury and when he should return to action. James suffered a Grade 2 strain of the left groin on Christmas Day against the Golden State […] The post Rich Paul says he, LeBron James ‘don’t give a sh*t’ about other people’s timeline for a return to Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Los Angeles Lakers: 3 takeaways from LeBron James-less stretch of games

The Los Angeles Lakers are grinding through a tough period due to injuries to LeBron James and Rajon Rondo. Here are three takeaways from these 11 games. A lot can change over an 11-game stretch in the Western Conference standings. The gap between the 4-seed and 14th place is only six games and a small […] Los Angeles Lakers: 3 takeaways from LeBron James-less stretch of games - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players who stepped up against Chicago Bulls

The Los Angeles Lakers were able to get a much-needed win against the Chicago Bulls at home. Here are three players who stepped up. Coming into Tuesday nights game against the Chicago Bulls, it felt like a must-win game for the Los Angeles Lakers. Since the injury to LeBron James, things have not been going […] Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players who stepped up against Chicago Bulls - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Ball scores 19 as Lakers deal Bulls eighth straight loss

Lonzo Ball scored 19 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 17 and the Los Angeles Lakers won for just the fourth time since LeBron James' groin injury, beating the reeling Chicago Bulls 107-100 on Tuesday night.

ClutchPoints

Kyle Kuzma says talk about Luke Walton’s job security not weighing on Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Lakers were one of the top teams in the Western Conference in late December. However, they lost LeBron James and Rajon Rondo to injuries and they haven’t been able to carry their momentum in 2019. The Lakers have lost six of their last ten games and are on the verge of falling […] The post Kyle Kuzma says talk about Luke Walton’s job security not weighing on Los Angeles appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers’ Luke Walton says LeBron James isn’t depressed, just ‘eager to get back’

LeBron James is slated to miss his 11th straight contest against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday after suffering a groin injury on Christmas Day against the Golden State Warriors. The Los Angeles Lakers knew this would be unchartered waters for James and quickly came to a three-week timetable after examination, an absence head coach Luke […] The post Lakers’ Luke Walton says LeBron James isn’t depressed, just ‘eager to get back’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers news: Luke Walton expecting LeBron James’ next status update to bring ‘good news’

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James injured his groin during the Lakers’ win over the Golden State Warriors on Christmas and has been sidelined ever since. Both James and the Lakers have been suspiciously cryptic about the injury, leading many to believe that James’ issue is more severe than originally thought. Head coach Luke Walton […] The post Lakers news: Luke Walton expecting LeBron James’ next status update to bring ‘good news’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 Reasons the Lakers Should Must Make a Trade Ahead of the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline

This season has been a rollercoaster for the Los Angeles Lakers. After a rocky start, it seemed the Lakers had found their footing and climbed their way into the top of the Western Conference standings. An injury to LeBron James has taken the team a step back. Since going down with a groin injury in […] The post 3 Reasons the Lakers Should Must Make a Trade Ahead of the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls: Game 44 preview, odds, live stream

The Los Angeles Lakers will look to snap their losing streak tonight against the visiting Chicago Bulls and we have all the information you need to watch the game! The Los Angeles Lakers have fallen on tough times. Injuries have derailed them since their victory over the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day. LeBron James […] Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls: Game 44 preview, odds, live stream - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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How long should the Lakers wait for Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram to become stars?

The Los Angeles Lakers are finding life without LeBron James to be more difficult than they thought. Coupled with the injury to Rajon Rondo, the Lakers have a leadership void and a giant-sized superstar vacuum that need to be filled. While Kyle Kuzma has shown that he is moving towards filling one or both spaces, […] The post How long should the Lakers wait for Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram to become stars? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lonzo Ball talks Lakers’ leadership ‘void’ without LeBron James, Rajon Rondo

EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers continue to struggle without their veteran leaders LeBron James and Rajon Rondo on the floor on a nightly basis. The team is 3-7 since James and Rondo went down with injuries on Christmas Day, and the team’s issues in the leadership department were never more evident than when […] The post Lonzo Ball talks Lakers’ leadership ‘void’ without LeBron James, Rajon Rondo appeared first on ClutchPoints.