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Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Pistons; Lakers trump Jazz

Dec 05, 2019 - 5:57 PM

The Bucks improve to 19-3 – tied for best record in the league with the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Lakers

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 04: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the second half of the game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at TD Garden on December 04, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Heat 112-93. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Regine on Duterte, LeBron joins Lakers, Thai cave rescue updates | Midday wRap

Jul 10, 2018 - 1:37 PM

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WATCH: Lonzo Ball tip-in beats the halftime buzzer vs Warriors

Mar 15, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers rookie made sure he would stun the crowd at Oracle Arena

CLUTCH. Lonzo Ball's heroics allowed the Lakers to get within the reigning NBA champs Golden State Warriors. Photo from AFP

Lakers beat Cavs, give LeBron James a glimpse of what they offer

Mar 12, 2018 - 5:59 PM

The Lakers' performance offer James a preview of the young talent he could align himself with should he opt to move to Los Angeles as a free agent next season

LAKERS TIME. In this file photo, Isaiah Thomas #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after drawing a foul from Isaiah Taylor #22 of the Atlanta Hawks. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Oscars 2018: Kobe Bryant's 'Dear Basketball' wins Academy Award for best animated short film

Mar 05, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The retired Los Angeles Lakers superstar wins an Oscar for best animated short

Winners and losers at the close of NBA trading

Feb 09, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Here's how Rappler Sports grades the deals which rocked the NBA on trading deadline day

GOODBYE, HELLO. Los Angeles Lakers ship Jordan Clarkson to Cleveland. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas heading to Lakers; Jordan Clarkson moving to Cavs

Feb 09, 2018 - 10:09 AM

Cleveland sends Thomas and Channing Frye to Los Angeles in exchange for Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr and draft picks

ABORTED. Just when Isaiah Thomas, wearing #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in this file photo, was about to soar he is traded to another team. Photo Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball to miss at least two more games

Feb 02, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Ball sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee on January 13 in a game against the Dallas Mavericks

INJURED LIST. Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers battles Zach Randolph #50 of the Sacramento Kings for a rebound during their game at Staples Center on January 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Brandon Ingram buzzer-beating triple lifts Lakers past Sixers

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Lonzo Ball draws the defense to set up Brandon Ingram's buzzer-beater for the Lakers win

FOR THE WIN. Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates with Larry Nance Jr. #7 after Ingram hit the game winning three pointer to give the Lakers a 107-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on December 7, 2017 in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Fil-Am Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson making a case for 6th Man of the Year

Dec 01, 2017 - 1:54 AM

Clarkson says, 'for me, I’m just trying to compete, man. If they play me off the bench or as a starter – going out there impacting the game, trying to win games is where [I’m] at. So I’m trying to get that Sixth Man of the Year.'

Warriors outlast Lakers in overtime, Rockets and Spurs win

Nov 30, 2017 - 5:31 PM

Stephen Curry's heroics in the extra period saves the day for the defending NBA champs Golden State Warriors

JUMPER. Jordan Clarkson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a jumper over Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during a 127-123 Warriors win in overtime at Staples Center on November 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Late Los Angeles Lakers show sends Chicago Bulls stumbling

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:47 PM

The win improves the Lakers to 8-10, lifting them into the playoff places in the Western Conference, while the loss sends the Bulls languishing near the bottom of the Eastern Conference at 3-12

JUMPER. Jordan Clarkson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot during the game against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center on November 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid dominates as Sixers beat Lakers in young talent showcase

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Philadelphia's 7-footer Cameroonian Joel Embiid overwhelms the Los Angeles in a showdown of young talents

WOEFUL NIGHT. Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 13, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Lonzo Ball passes LeBron James as youngest in NBA history to record a triple-double

Nov 12, 2017 - 1:30 PM

At 20 years old and one day, the LA Lakers rookie's first NBA career triple-double makes him the youngest to reach that milestone, surpassing Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James

YOUNGEST. Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball tosses a jumper of Kyrie Irvin of Boston Celtics in this file photo. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Nomor punggung Kobe Bryant akan dipensiunkan

Sep 13, 2017 - 5:38 PM

LA Lakers mempensiunkan nomor punggung 8 dan 24 yang pernah dikenakan Kobe Bryant

MENDAPAT PENGHARGAAN. Dua nomor punggu Kobe Bryant, 8 dan 24, akan dipajang di kandang LA Lakers. Foto oleh Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

#MambaOut: Hollywood, PH stars salute Kobe Bryant

Apr 14, 2016 - 6:38 PM

Kanye West Adam Levine Jay Z and even US President Barack Obama paid tribute to the Black Mamba in his final game across his storied NBA career

Screengrab from Twitter/NBA, Instagram/taylorswift/adamlevine

Junjun Binay’s case, Duterte’s admirer, Kobe Bryant | 6PM wRap

Dec 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM

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Westbrook, Kanter power Thunder over Lakers

Mar 25, 2015 - 3:08 PM

Lakers Fil Am rookie Jordan Clarkson scores a career high 30 points but it wasn t enough as Westbrook and Kanter combine for 52 points to give OKC the win

OKC's Russell Westbrook attacks the defense of LA's Ed Davis (L) and Wayne Ellington (R). Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Fil-Am Laker Clarkson is a Mayweather fan

Mar 23, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The rookie guard says he likewise admires Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao but his favorite boxer is Floyd Mayweather Jr

MAYWEATHER FAN. Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson admits he is a Floyd Mayweather Jr. fan but admires him and Manny Pacquiao just the same. File Photos by Michael Nelson/EPA and Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Steve Nash announces retirement from basketball

Mar 22, 2015 - 4:27 AM

Steve Nash a two time NBA MVP announces his retirement after missing the entire season for the Los Angeles Lakers due to a nagging back injury

RETIREMENT. Steve Nash announces his retirement and says he'll likely 'never play basketball again' and that it's 'bittersweet. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Kobe explains why he didn’t get along with Dwight

Feb 27, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Kobe Bryant s tough love approach does not match Dwight Howard s perception of what a winning team should be

DIFFERENT APPROACH. Kobe Bryant (L) and Dwight Howard (R) didn't see eye-to-eye on what a winning team should be. Photos by EPA

Malone gives Kobe standing offer to fight him

Feb 12, 2015 - 11:28 PM

Karl Malone has an 11 year feud with Kobe Bryant that may have been caused by a conversation that happened between Malone and Bryan ts wife years back

FIGHT? Karl Malone (L) offers Kobe Bryant to fight him in an interview at HuffPost live. File photo by Jon Soohoo/EPA

Injured Kobe gets all-star nod

Jan 23, 2015 - 10:38 AM

The Lakers superstar might have to beg off from the All Star game for the second consecutive year due to injury

Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (C) watches the ball go out of bounds as Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (L-to-R), Warriors' guard Stephen Curry look on. File photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Struggling Lakers easing load on aging Bryant

Jan 17, 2015 - 1:04 PM

In the long run it s going to be the best thing for us Lakers head coach Byron Scott on limiting Kobe s minutes

LIMITED MINUTES. Kobe Bryant (R) waits on the sidelines to enter the game as Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott (L) observes the action. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

NBA wRap: Wade, Heat win in LeBron's return to Miami

Dec 26, 2014 - 3:29 PM

There s no love lost between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as the two hug it out before the Heat take down the Cavs

REUNION. Former teammates LeBron James (L) and Dwyane Wade (R) were all smiles at the sidelines as LeBron returned to Miami for the Heat vs Cavs Christmas showdown. Photo from the NBA on ESPN Facebook page

Merry Christmas from the NBA!

Dec 25, 2014 - 11:37 AM

The Association releases a set of videos for hoops fans everywhere to enjoy during Christmas day

Kobe says Jordan scoring mark not on his mind

Dec 09, 2014 - 1:58 PM

Five time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant says he only thinks about surpassing Michael Jordan s scoring mark when he s asked about it

DIFFERENT PATHS. Kobe Bryant (L) relishes the comparisons with Michael Jordan (R) as the Lakers star nears the NBA legend's scoring record but insists they had different career paths. Bryant photo by EPA. Jordan photo by AFP

NBA wRap: Cavs, Lakers lose again in day of blowouts

Nov 22, 2014 - 6:25 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers fall to playoff contender Washington Wizards while the Lakers struggled mightily against the Mavericks

STRUGGLING. LeBron James's (L) Cleveland Cavaliers and Kobe Bryant's (R) LA Lakers continue to struggle in the young NBA Season. LeBron photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP , Kobe photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA wRap: Kobe makes history again

Nov 19, 2014 - 5:26 PM

Kobe increases his career scoring total to 32 000 points – and inches to closer to Michael Jordan s 32 292 – as the Lakers claim a much needed win over Atlanta

ANOTHER MILESTONE. Kobe Bryant (L), seen here stealing the ball away from Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (R), records 32,000-point of his career. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Lakers beat Hawks as Kobe hits career milestone

Nov 19, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Kobe Bryant has now scored 32 001 points in his NBA career and trails Michael Jordan s record by 291 points

32,000. Kobe Bryant, seen here posting up Atlanta guard Jeff Teague, passes the 32,000-point mark for his NBA career. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

NBA wRap: Kobe and Dirk make history

Nov 12, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Kobe now holds record for most missed shots in NBA history while Dirk Nowitzki passes Hakeem Olajuwon as highest scoring international player

Kobe Bryant (L) and Dirk Nowitzki (R) both broke NBA records on November 13, 2014. File photos by EPA.

Nash sidelined for rest of the season due to back injury

Oct 24, 2014 - 11:08 AM

Steve Nash s latest struggle with his recurring back injury results in him sitting out the rest of the 2014 2015 season

DONE FOR THE YEAR. Steve Nash grimaces in pain after taking a hard foul. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Lin excited to join Lakers

Jul 25, 2014 - 1:06 PM

The 25 year old point guard says he s not trying to recreate Linsanity but is hoping for a bigger role with the Lakers

EXCITED. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak (L) formally introduces Jeremy Lin (R) as a member of the Lakers. Photo from LA Lakers' official Facebook page

Lin hungry for Lakers win, eager to train with Kobe

Jul 18, 2014 - 5:18 PM

Kobe wants to win and I want to win Jeremy Lin tells reporters at a press conference in Taiwan

TEAMMATES. Kobe Bryant (L) drives against Jeremy Lin (R). The two will play together next season after a trade sent Lin to the Lakers. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Lakers win amnesty bid for Boozer

Jul 18, 2014 - 4:40 PM

The LA Lakers acquire the services of former Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer after winning the amnesty bid for the big man

LAKER BOOZ. Carlos Boozer (R) seen here working against Kobe Bryant (L) will join the LA Lakers in the upcoming NBA season. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Pau Gasol joins the Chicago Bulls

Jul 13, 2014 - 7:20 AM

Gasol announces his decision on Twitter saying It hasn t been easy deciding and that he is Looking forward to this new chapter of his career

GASOL TO CHICAGO. Pau Gasol (C) will be playing alongside Derrick Rose (L) and Joakin Noah (R) in the Chicago Bulls when the season starts. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Lakers, Bulls working on sign-and-trade for Gasol?

Jul 12, 2014 - 5:34 PM

Big man Pau Gasol could be on his way from Los Angeles to Chicago

GASOL TO CHICAGO? If a reported deal pushes through, Pau Gasol (C) could find himself teaming up with Derrick Rose (L) and Joakin Noah (R) in the Chicago Bulls. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Bosh re-signs with Heat, Lin traded to Lakers

Jul 12, 2014 - 3:03 PM

In the aftermath of LeBrons decision to return to Cleveland Houston clears cap space by trading Jeremy Lin to sign Chris Bosh but Bosh re signs with the Heat

AFTERMATH. Chris Bosh (L) opts to re-sign with Heat, while Jeremy Lin (R) was dealt to the Lakers in the aftermath of LeBron's return to Cavs. Bosh photo from AFP. Lin photo from Adidas

DeMar DeRozan, Wes Johnson in PH for NBA 3X

Jul 06, 2014 - 4:51 PM

Rappler talks to Toronto Raptors All Star guard DeMar DeRrozan and swingman Wesley Johnson as they visit the Philippines for NBA 3X

NBA 3X. Wesley Johnson (L) and DeMar DeRozan (R) visit the Philippines for the NBA 3X weekend. Photo by Rappler

D'Antoni resigns as Lakers coach

May 01, 2014 - 10:17 AM

Mike D Antoni resigned Wednesday as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after one of the worst seasons in the NBA club s history

D’ANTONI OUT. Mike D’Antoni resigned on Wednesday after leading the Lakers to a 27-55 season. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Lakers, Knicks, Celtics miss playoffs, seek help‎

Apr 19, 2014 - 8:33 AM

The Lakers Celtics and Knicks have serious decisions and changes to make after missing the NBA playoffs this year

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN. The respective teams of Kobe Bryant (L), Rajon Rondo (C) and Carmelo Anthony (R) will miss the playoffs for the first time as a collective. Photos by Christian Petersen, Jared Wickerham, Maddie Meye/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Nowitzki and Nash make NBA history

Apr 09, 2014 - 3:36 PM

Nowitzki is now 10th in the all time scoring list while Nash moves up to the 3rd spot in the all time assist list

MILESTONES. Dirk Nowitzki (L) and Steve Nash (R) make NBA history in scoring, and assists respectively. File photos from EPA

Holding Court - NBA gets bizarre as fortunes reverse

Mar 10, 2014 - 6:47 PM

March 6 was a bizarre days in NBA history as columnist Bert Alvarez analyzes

FULL CLIP.  Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol is pressured by Los Angeles Clippers Willie Green (L) and DeAndre Jordan (R) during the Lakers embarrassing defeat to crosstown rivals the Clippers. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Cavs acquire Luol Deng from Bulls for Andrew Bynum

Jan 07, 2014 - 2:54 PM

In a surprise deal Bulls All Star forward Luol Deng lands with the Cavaliers in exchange for troubled center Andrew Bynum

SURPRISE TRADE. The Cavaliers, initially in talks with the Lakers, acquires Luol Deng (L) from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Andrew Bynum (R). Photo from EPA

NBA wRap: Pacers flawless in opening week

Nov 10, 2013 - 11:01 PM

The undefeated Indiana Pacers take the spotlight in this first edition of Rappler s NBA wRap for the 2013 2014 season

UNDEFEATED. Paul George and the Indiana Pacers have beaten Eastern Conference rivals to stay on top of the NBA with a 7-0 win-loss record. Photo by Peter Foley Corbis/EPA

INFOGRAPHIC: Kobe, 8 vs 24

Aug 12, 2013 - 5:51 PM

Kobe vs Kobe We compare the younger more athletic Kobe who wore number 8 and the older but still deadly Kobe who now wears number 24

Photo wRap: Dwight Howard, Lady Liberty and #PeaceTalks

Jul 16, 2013 - 2:22 PM

Dwight Howard signs with Houston Rockets Lady Liberty is 126 and haunting portraits of homeless people round up the past two weeks in photos

Kobe-less Lakers shock Spurs

Apr 15, 2013 - 7:45 PM

Dwight Howard stepped up in the absence of Kobe Bryant as the Lakers stunned the Spurs and inched closer to the playoffs

No World Peace for 6 weeks

Mar 28, 2013 - 11:30 AM

LA Lakers forward Metta World Peace will undergo left knee surgery and be sidelined for at least six weeks

Amnesty what? Kobe, Lakers beat Mavs

Feb 25, 2013 - 9:07 AM

Kobe Bryant became the youngest player to score 31 000 points as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Dallas Mavericks