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LeBron among NBA stars supporting under-fire ESPN reporter

Jul 13, 2020 - 2:28 PM

Veteran NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski gets suspended by ESPN following his vulgar response to a US senator

SUPPORT. LeBron James joins the #FreeWoj movement. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

LeBron forgoes wearing social justice message on jersey

Jul 12, 2020 - 11:54 AM

‘I would have loved to have a say on what would have went on the back of the jersey, but I'm OK with that,’ says LeBron James

JERSEY TALK. Lebron James decides to keep his family name on the back of his uniform. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

'How do we fix this?' LeBron James takes on voter suppression

Jun 12, 2020 - 3:23 PM

‘Hopefully… people will recognize me not only for the way I approached the game of basketball, but the way I approached life as an African-American man,’ says LeBron James

WIDE REACH. LeBron James has more than 135 million followers across 3 social media platforms. Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron looks to promote African-American voting rights

Jun 11, 2020 - 1:50 PM

'Yes, we want you to go out and vote, but we're also going to give you the tutorial,' says LeBron James

BEYOND BASKETBALL. LeBron James has always made good use of his platform. File photo from Rhona Wise/EPA-EFE

LOOKBACK: Top athletes who spoke out against oppression

Jun 07, 2020 - 8:52 PM

These superstar athletes bravely fought bigger battles outside their sport

THE GOOD FIGHT. NBA legend Bill Russell (left) and LeBron James prove to be champions even off the court. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron among U.S. athletes outraged at black man's death

May 28, 2020 - 10:53 AM

Superstar athletes like LeBron James express their outrage over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was pinned on the ground by a white officer

ANGER. LeBron James contrasts the incident with the kneeling protests of former NFL star Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: LeBron James hopes for sports' grand comeback

May 26, 2020 - 4:53 PM

LeBron James narrates a short film that reminds us of the power and inspiration of sports amid the coronavirus pandemic

INSPIRATION. LeBron James inspires athletes and sports fans to not lose home in this global pandemic. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Lakers' LeBron eager to get back to basketball

May 19, 2020 - 2:34 PM

'Not only myself and my teammates, the Lakers organization, we want to play,' says LeBron James

MISSING THE COURT. LeBron James is eager to play, but does not want to jeopardize the health of players and fans. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

LeBron: Lakers ready to play despite call to cancel NBA

May 01, 2020 - 12:00 PM

'As soon as it's safe we would like to finish our season. I'm ready and our team is ready,' says Lakers superstar LeBron James

LeBron James. Photo from Instagram/@lakers

LeBron nearly tears up as stars react to latest 'The Last Dance' release

Apr 28, 2020 - 1:05 PM

The latest episodes of 'The Last Dance' give NBA stars and basketball fans an emotional roller-coaster ride

FIRST TITLE. Michael Jordan celebrates following Game 5 of the 1991 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo by Andrew Bernstein/NBA Photos

Don’t take LeBron James for granted

Apr 15, 2020 - 2:49 PM

'LeBron is our generation’s submission for the G.O.A.T., and whether or not you believe he could ever reach the same status as Michael Jordan, he’s the closest thing we have to offer'

LeBron hopes Lakers can eventually rekindle their revival season

Apr 09, 2020 - 11:34 AM

After leading the Lakers to the playoffs for the first time in 7 years, LeBron James says he won't feel any 'closure' if the season doesn't resume

HOPEFUL. LeBron James doesn’t mind holding the rest of the season in Las Vegas. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron thumbs down going straight to NBA playoffs

Mar 27, 2020 - 10:06 AM

Lakers star LeBron James thinks a shortened regular season will be needed before a postseason can begin

LOCKED UP. LeBron James feels 'bummed' missing his Cleveland return amid the virus lockdown. Photo from NBA

LeBron misses fans as NBA players relax amid league suspension

Mar 14, 2020 - 1:53 PM

LeBron James and other NBA players use the suspension for downtime at home

MISSING THE GAME. LeBron James says that he misses the fans while the NBA is on hiatus. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Curry say NBA needs to cancel 'rough' 2020

Mar 13, 2020 - 12:20 AM

From Kobe Bryant's tragic death to a season shut down, NBA stars ride a tough start to the year

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron backs off 'no play' threat over fan-free games

Mar 11, 2020 - 11:14 AM

After threatening not to play if the NBA bars fans, LeBron James backtracks and says he'll follow authorities to curb exposure to the virus

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 08: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on December 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Davis torch Clippers as Lakers win Battle of LA

Mar 09, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The Lakers beat the Clippers for the first time this season after avenging consecutive losses on Christmas Day and the season-opener

ON A ROLL. LeBron James and the Lakers have won 4 straight games. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Grizzlies 'got a great one' in Ja Morant – LeBron

Mar 02, 2020 - 2:59 PM

Ja Morant and the Grizzlies shock LeBron James and the Lakers in what may also have been a Western Conference playoff preview

YOUNG GUN. Ja Morant is one of the frontrunners for the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Photo from Instagram/@memgrizz

LeBron outduels Zion, lifts Lakers past Pelicans with triple-double

Mar 02, 2020 - 2:10 PM

Zion Williamson finishes with an NBA career-high in points, but LeBron James and the Lakers get the last laugh

DO-IT-ALL. LeBron James picks up his 13th triple-double of the season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

LeBron won't face struggling Warriors due to groin injury

Feb 27, 2020 - 10:16 AM

After firing a season-high 40 points, LeBron James sustains another groin injury

TIME OUT. The Lakers didn't disclose the extent of LeBron James' injury. Photo by Rhona Wise/EPA-EFE

WATCH: LeBron keeps Kobe jersey in Lakers locker

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:55 PM

LeBron James grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant before the two faced off in countless NBA wars and won back-to-back Olympic gold medals for Team USA

MAMBA MENTALITY. Kobe Bryant is being used as inspiration by the Lakers in their title push in the NBA. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

LeBron joins MLB stars in ripping Astros as cheats

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:46 AM

As the Astros cheating scandal rocks baseball, LeBron James says he'd be 'uncontrollable' if he discovered someone cheated him out of winning a title

Photo by Rhona Wise/EPA-EFE

WATCH: Team LeBron beats Team Giannis in All-Star Game to remember

Feb 17, 2020 - 4:45 PM

The NBA All-Star Game becomes more than just a showcase of dunks and long bombs with its format tweaked in honor of the late Kobe Bryant

FALLING SHORT. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Team Giannis still could not get over the hump against LeBron James and Team LeBron. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Team LeBron nips Team Giannis in All-Star Game honoring Kobe

Feb 17, 2020 - 1:34 PM

A tweaked format paying homage to the late NBA icon Kobe Bryant turns the All-Star Game into an ultra-competitive match

REPEAT. LeBron James and Team LeBron frustrate Giannis Antetokounmpo and Team Giannis anew. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Team Giannis, Team LeBron chill in All-Star practice

Feb 16, 2020 - 6:25 PM

NBA superstars head to the Windy City all bundled up as they gear up for the All-Star spectacle

James, Durant, Curry in U.S. basketball Olympic pool

Feb 11, 2020 - 10:05 AM

NBA stars LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant lead the US 44-man pool vying for spots in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics team

GOLDEN. LeBron James aims for this fourth Olympic gold with the USA basketball team. File photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Giannis pick their NBA All-Star teams

Feb 07, 2020 - 11:39 AM

'There's no wrong choice,' says LeBron James after assembling his All-Star team bannered by Lakers teammate Anthony Davis

SALUTE. LeBron James and the All-Star cast are set to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in the NBA weekend showcase. Photo from 2020 NBA All-Star

'GirlDad' LeBron James picks Gianna Bryant's number for All-Star Game

Feb 04, 2020 - 10:49 AM

LeBron James is set to wear Gianna Bryant's No. 2 as he is also a proud 'Girl Dad' like Kobe Bryant

REMEMBERING KOBE. LeBron James speaks during the Los Angeles Lakers pregame ceremony to honor Kobe Bryant before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on January 31, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers win first game since Kobe Bryant tragedy

Feb 02, 2020 - 4:01 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers bounce back after falling prey to the Trail Blazers on a night they paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant

DO-IT-ALL. LeBron James notches his 11th triple-double of the season. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

WATCH: LeBron honors Kobe in moving pregame speech

Feb 01, 2020 - 1:51 PM

LeBron James delivers a touching tribute to Kobe Bryant before the Lakers returned to NBA action

PROMISE. LeBron James vows to carry on Kobe Bryant's legacy. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: LeBron James gets inked with 'Mamba 4 Life' tattoo

Feb 01, 2020 - 12:40 PM

LeBron James honors the late NBA great Kobe Bryant with a Black Mamba tribute tattoo

NBA GREATS. Kobe Bryant (left) greets LeBron James who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo from LeBron James' Instagram

LeBron still 'tore up' over shock Kobe death, says pal Wade

Jan 30, 2020 - 12:56 PM

Dwyane Wade says LeBron James wants people to know that 'all of us were trying to do our very best' to make Kobe Bryant proud

Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

'Heartbroken, devastated' LeBron vows to continue Kobe legacy

Jan 28, 2020 - 12:11 PM

'I begin crying again just thinking about you,' LeBron James writes a day after Kobe Bryant's shock death

BROTHERS. LeBron James (left) and Kobe Bryant continuously support each other in the NBA. Photo from LeBron James' Instagram

LeBron eclipses childhood hero Kobe in NBA all-time scoring list

Jan 26, 2020 - 4:10 PM

LeBron James recounts the time he met Kobe Bryant as a teenager after surpassing the NBA icon for No. 3 in the all-time scoring list

BREAKING RECORDS. LeBron James notches another personal milestone. Photo from Instagram/@lakers

LeBron passes Kobe in all-time scoring list, but Lakers fall to 76ers

Jan 26, 2020 - 1:05 PM

LeBron James drops 29 points against the 76ers to eclipse Kobe Bryant for No. 3 in the NBA all-time scoring list

THE KING. LeBron James now sets his sights on Karl Malone for No. 2 in the list. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

LeBron tallies triple-double as Lakers roll over struggling Nets

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:34 PM

LeBron James inches closer to passing Kobe Bryant on the all-time NBA scoring list

ONE-MAN WRECKING BALL. LeBron James posts his 91st career triple-double. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

LeBron, Giannis highlight NBA All-Star starters

Jan 24, 2020 - 12:58 PM

For the second straight season, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo take on the All-Star captain role

ONE MORE. It's going to be Team LeBron versus Team Giannis again in the NBA All-Stars. Photo by John Mabanglo/EPA-EFE

LeBron James 'blessed' for chance to watch son Bronny play

Jan 21, 2020 - 3:50 PM

James admits that it's a rare opportunity for him to attend one of his 15-year-old son's games

BLESSED CHANCE. LeBron James manages to catch Bronny's high school game before the Celtics dealt the Lakers their worst loss of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Lakers shoot down reeling Rockets

Jan 19, 2020 - 2:24 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers rally to overcome the combined 69-point game of Russell Westbrook and James Harden

BACK TO WINNING. The Lakers rebound from a shock loss as LeBron James drops a double-double. Photo from NBA

LeBron, Lakers top NBA sales as Giannis, Doncic rise

Jan 18, 2020 - 1:48 PM

Figures announced by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association show LeBron James and the Lakers atop the list for the second straight year

STAR POWER. LeBron James' Lakers jerseys sold the most from October through December 2019. Photo from Twitter/@nbastats

LeBron stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:09 AM

After trailing Mavs hotshot Luka Doncic in the early tally, LeBron James surges ahead to virtually clinch the overall lead

Lakers extend winning streak to 9 over Cavs

Jan 14, 2020 - 3:32 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers continue their hot momentum as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander records a triple-double for Oklahoma

RECORD-SETTER. LeBron James surpasses Isiah Thomas for 8th place on the league's all-time list with 9,067 career assists. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA-EFE

Lakers blast Thunder minus LeBron, Davis

Jan 12, 2020 - 3:53 PM

Kyle Kuzma erupts for a season-high performance as the Lakers romp past the Thunder even minus their two superstars

WORKING IT. Kyle Kuzma takes charge for the depleted Lakers. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

Cold-stricken LeBron to miss Thunder clash

Jan 12, 2020 - 8:31 AM

After shrugging off early symptoms of his illness, LeBron James sits out a Lakers road game

SIDELINED. LeBron James misses the Lakers' bid for a repeat win over Chris Paul and the Thunder. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron leaps Doncic, Giannis into NBA All-Star vote lead

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:37 AM

Early fan voting in the NBA All-Stars shows LeBron James overtaking young hotshots Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo

epa07942031 LA Lakers forward LeBron James during the opening night game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 22 October 2019. EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT SHUTTERSTOCK OUT

LeBron posts triple double as Lakers hold off Suns

Jan 02, 2020 - 3:58 PM

With the Lakers reserves struggling, LeBron James and Anthony Davis take over in the second half

Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Injured LeBron shows up as Lakers snap losing streak

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:56 PM

LeBron James brushes off a groin injury and a pre-game drama with Kyle Kuzma to tow the Lakers back in the win column

BACK ON TRACK. LeBron James and the Lakers arrest their longest skid of the season. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron downplays talk of Kuzma rift

Dec 29, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The LeBron James-Kyle Kuzma drama comes as the Lakers try to snap a four-game losing streak

NO WORRIES. Kyle Kuzma and LeBron James say they’re all good. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron ’questionable' for Lakers game at Portland

Dec 28, 2019 - 9:39 AM

'If I'm feeling well, I'll be in the lineup,' says LeBron James, who suffered a groin contusion during the Lakers' Christmas Day loss to the Clippers

LeBron James expected to play against Clippers

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:43 AM

LeBron James aims to help the Lakers bounce back over the Clippers in the Battle of Los Angeles on Christmas day

SUITING UP. LeBron James does not plan on missing out on the NBA Christmas games. File photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP