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LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Maverick Carter, NBA, Randy Mims, Rich Paul, SpringHill Entertainment, Uninterrupted -

LeBron James shook up the NBA world in 2010 when he announced during a TV special that he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. But James and longtime friends Maverick Carter, Randy Mims and Rich Paul were criticized and ridiculed for “The Decision,” which aired on ESPN. In the aftermath, the NBA […]

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Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder, Paul George -

Paul George probably won’t take the time to explain where he is truly from if you are not from California. The Oklahoma City Thunder swingman will just say he’s from Los Angeles to make it easier. George often gets mistaken for being from L.A., but his hometown is actually about an hour’s drive away in […]

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Get Lifted, Javale McGee, JUGLIFE, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Uganda -

It was the NBA’s opening tip and JaVale McGee, waiting to watch games in his home, was fighting a fire alarm sounding off every two minutes. “They’re testing the alarm,” the Los Angeles Lakers center said as he briefly spoke about his team’s season. “We’re the Lakers,” he said. “It’s an amazing organization. And to […]

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Commentary, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, New York Knicks -

Will the early struggles of LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, now 2-3, influence the offseason’s biggest decision? The NBA season just started, yet much of the league has kept one eye focused on next summer’s biggest free-agent mystery: Will Kevin Durant stay with the Warriors or bolt to the New York Knicks? Much […]

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Chris Paul, Houston Rockets, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Rajon Rondo, Showtime Lakers, Staples Center -

LOS ANGELES — After days of buildup for the Los Angeles Lakers’ home opener, there’s a groundswell of energy in the stands of Staples Center. And then comes the fourth quarter. Reigning MVP James Harden digs his shoulder into Brandon Ingram’s chest. Foul. Before the crowd can even properly boo, Ingram shoves Harden. Ingram wants […]

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Chris Paul, Commentary, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Rajon Rondo -

LOS ANGELES — On Sunday, the NBA announced the suspensions for Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul for their involvement in the Staples Center scuffle that snatched the spotlight from LeBron James’ home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night. The reaction around the league was that the penalties could have been […]

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basketball, brandon ingram, carmelo anthony, chris paul, houston rockets, james harden, lebron james, los angeles lakers, nba, rajon rondo -

After watching the fourth quarter of last night’s explosive Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets game live, and after watching the ensuing fight(s) from approximately 17,000 different angles, the single most entertaining thing is how Chris Paul turns into an impression of Kevin Hart doing an impression of someone…

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Basketball, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Sports Memorabilia, UCLA Bruins -

LOS ANGELES — A DJ, strategically placed on a UCLA patio, provides a soundtrack for a perfect Southern California afternoon. And tucked within the J.D. Morgan Center Hall of Fame’s press room is Westwood’s most famous alum. A man who can make a serious claim to being the greatest high school, college and professional basketball […]

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LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Rajon Rondo -

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Los Angeles Lakers’ locker room was quiet after a tough 128-119 season-opening loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo said he offered words of wisdom to his teammates afterward and believes he and LeBron James will just need to spend more time as teachers this season. “We […]

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Chris Webber, Cleveland Cavaliers, David Stern, DeSagana Diop, Doug Christie, Dusty Baker, Ira Newble, J.R. Bremer, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Mary Schmitt Boyer, Mike Bibby, NBA, Paul Silas, Peja Stojakovic, Ricky Davis, Rocky Widner, Romeo Travis, Terrell Owens, Tony Massenburg, Willie McGee -

If anyone could understand the task before LeBron James, it was 6-foot-10 Hall of Fame center Moses Malone. Malone, who died in 2015 from cardiovascular disease, was one of basketball’s most celebrated giants: a three-time NBA MVP, 13-time All-Star and a Finals MVP. Despite intense recruiting from the University of Maryland, Malone went directly to […]

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Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA -

Kobe Bryant smiled. He was moderating a panel discussion with five kids when one of them expressed love for the Los Angeles Lakers. That led to the five-time NBA champion’s reasonable follow-up: “Who’s your favorite player?” Owen Norwood, 11, one of the kids on the panel at the Aspen Institute’s Project Play Summit in Washington, […]

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LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, The Shop -

During the premiere episode of LeBron James’ new HBO show, The Shop, James, flanked by Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, business partner Maverick Carter and professional athletes Candace Parker, Odell Beckham Jr. and Draymond Green, explains to Stewart the structure of the black barbershop. Seated in the center chair, James runs down the core components of […]

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LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, San Diego -

SAN DIEGO — LeBron James doesn’t play games. LeBron James orchestrates cultural events. And Sunday night’s game was the beginning of a societal whirlwind that will define this Los Angeles Lakers season. As we arrived in the city Saturday afternoon, the energy was unavoidable. LeBron James is all people were talking about in sunny San […]

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Lance Stephenson, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA -

“It was definitely surprising [that LeBron James] wanted me to play with him,” Lance Stephenson said during the new Los Angeles Lakers’ first week together. “We ain’t talk about [the ear incident] though. I’m waiting for him to say something about it.” OK. Wow. No ear incident conversation? At all? James has danced with several […]

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Basketball, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Rajon Rondo -

LOS ANGELES — Off to the right, Lonzo Ball, still recovering from left knee surgery, shoots free throws. Josh Hart is getting shots up on a court close to a busy doorway. It’s the far left court that’s popping, though — thanks to an impromptu shooting contest between teams headlined by Rajon Rondo and LeBron […]

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LeBron James, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA -

Welcome to Hollywood, don’t let this town ruin you … — Drake, “Light Up” (2010) LOS ANGELES — One-thousand, nine hundred and ninety-two days. That’s how long it’s been since Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles in April 2013. The catastrophic injury left the Los Angeles Lakers icon teary-eyed in the Staples Center locker room, ended […]

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Black Panther, Creed, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Jordan, Movies, NBA, Ryan Coogler, Space Jam, Space Jam 2, Terrance Nance -

LeBron James plus Ryan Coogler plus Space Jam? What once existed as just a rumor finally seems to be becoming a reality – and it may be bigger and better than anyone expected. According to The Hollywood Reporter, James has tapped Coogler as the producer for James’ long-awaited Space Jam 2. Whoop, there it is, […]

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Kawhi Leonard, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Toronto Raptors -

Kawhi Leonard will soon be in Toronto in preparation for his first season with the Raptors. The two-time NBA All-Star forward will be a free agent next summer, but a source has told The Undefeated that he will be open-minded about re-signing with the Raptors. Even so, the Los Angeles-area native posing with Lakers legend […]

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Black Women, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, New York Fashion Week, Nike, Sneaker Stories, Style -

It’s been a good summer for LeBron James. In the months since his Cleveland Cavaliers lost in the Finals to the Golden State Warriors, James has made international headlines not only by becoming a Los Angeles Laker but also by opening a public elementary school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. His Hollywood revolution will […]

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HBO, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Television, The Shop -

LeBron James’ comments about his perception of white people before entering high school on the pilot episode of HBO’s highly anticipated The Shop were, in essence, the prequel to his interview with CNN’s Don Lemon earlier this month. James then spoke about the power of sports. Athletic competition was the four-time MVP’s initial introduction to […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers, Commentary, I PROMISE School, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers -

How do we create more LeBron Jameses? Not LeBron the dominant basketball player. But the LeBron who helped open a public school, The I Promise School, geared toward at-risk students in their hometowns. The LeBron whose foundations donated $41 million to allow 1,100 kids to go to college. The LeBron unafraid to voice his opinion […]

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Golden State Warriors, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Toronto Raptors -

The NBA returned to the spotlight in the midst of its offseason on Tuesday when a picture that included the world’s three best small forwards — LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard — standing together in hoop gear blew up the internet. The picture first was posted on Tuesday afternoon on the verified Instagram […]

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LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Storylines -

LeBron James, his new teammates and the aura of the storied Los Angeles Lakers will be must-see television all through the 2018-19 NBA season. Expect Lakers games to surpass the reigning champion Golden State Warriors in interest, whether it’s James’ home debut, return to Cleveland, rematch with the Warriors, visit to Washington, D.C., any of […]

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Denzel Washington, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Movies, Season Tickets -

It’s the unexpected that Denzel Washington looks for — in his illustrious career and in his choice of a professional basketball team. In both cases, he wants a win. But he likes knowing that he’s in for a fun surprise either way. Washington, the 63-year-old, two-time Oscar winner who, quite frankly, is one of the […]

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Black History, CulturePlay, Documentary, Dr. Dre, Hip-Hop, Long Beach, Los Angeles Lakers, Music, New Balance, Warren G -

There aren’t many moments that would provoke a veteran producer to want “to slap the s—” out of anyone. But — oversimplifying the art of music production in front of West Coast legend Warren G makes him think of certain moments of Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Story. An overreaction? Of course. But Long Beach, California’s, […]

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Comedy, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Maverick Carter, Movies, NBA, SpringHill Entertainment -

Days after signing an impressive four-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James is now in talks to star in a comedy feature. Variety reports that his SpringHill Entertainment company just sold an untitled comedic film to Paramount Players (a division of Paramount Pictures) that James would produce along with Maverick Carter. […]

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2018 NBA Summer League, Andre Ingram, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA G League, NBA Storylines -

LAS VEGAS — Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue enthusiastically introduced himself to Andre Ingram during NBA summer league action last weekend to offer respect for Ingram’s Hollywood script-worthy short stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. “That was really cool what Magic Johnson did for you,” Lue said of the Lakers president signing Ingram for […]

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Lance Stephenson, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Free Agency, Rajon Rondo -

Ever since Paul George demanded a trade out of Indiana last summer, Kawhi Leonard somehow communicated even less than he did the previous 26 years of his life and JR Smith pulled a Leon Lett during the NBA Finals, it’s been almost a given that the league would have another Big Three on its hands […]

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Commentary, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, NBA, NBA Free Agency -

On July 1, LeBron James, the most highly regarded professional athlete since Michael Jordan 20 years ago, signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. The son of Akron, Ohio, packed his bags for the second time in eight years to not only leave behind a Cleveland Cavaliers franchise that is a […]

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Channing Tatum, Cleveland Cavaliers, Documentary, Hollywood, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Movies, NBA, SpringHill Entertainment, YouTube -

In a move that wasn’t exactly a secret, it was announced on Sunday evening that the NBA’s biggest star would be taking his talents to Hollywood. Yes, it’s the hope of the Los Angeles Lakers organization that he help shepherd the franchise into a championship team again — but LeBron James clearly has his eyes […]

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4-year contract, King James, lebron james, Los Angeles Lakers, News, Sports -

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is leaving home for Hollywood and an iconic team. The […]

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Commentary, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA -

From “The Decision” to “The Email,” we have seen transition and growth from new Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. To truly understand, you must rewind to James’ biggest career crisis on July 8, 2010, when he announced, “I’m going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat” as a worldwide […]

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Black History, Comedy, Eddie Murphy, Hollywood, Los Angeles Lakers, Movies, N.W.A -

June 29 marks the 30th anniversary of Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America. Murphy was the biggest movie star of the ‘80s and, as his idol Richard Pryor did in the 1970s, Murphy completely revolutionized comedy. His decade-long run was nothing short of preposterous: Not only was he a cast member of Saturday Night Live (1980-84), […]

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