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For the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, it was the shortest offseason ever. For the eight teams that haven’t played since March, the offseason dragged for longer than most seasons last. And for all 30 clubs, questions are far more prevalent than answers these days.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The season’s first big development came with the Los Angeles Lakers on a long road trip, in a place with very restrictive rules. The season’s last big development came with the Lakers on a longer road trip, in a place with very restrictive rules.
Seventy-six people were arrested and more than 30 buildings and business were damaged when a downtown celebration turned chaotic after the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th National Basketball Association championship, police said Monday.
The Lakers’ Anthony Davis and Miami’s Jae Crowder both ended up on the floor midway through the third quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals. As Davis scrambled to get back to his feet, his right elbow swung out toward Crowder’s face.
LeBron James flexed his mighty muscles high above his Lakers black jersey, looking too strong to stop.
Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat delayed its appearance. The NBA Finals are not over, not after Butler and the Heat pulled off a virtuoso performance in Game 5 on Friday night.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The trophy ceremony plans are getting finalized. Boxes are being shipped out of the NBA bubble in advance of the looming shutdown. Hotel rooms, sometime in the next few days, will be filled again by regular people looking for their long-awaited Disney fix.
The bubble hasn’t burst. And the finish line is in sight.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Jimmy Butler, perhaps the NBA’s best-known barista, is not adjusting the prices at the coffee shop that he’s been operating out of his hotel room for Miami Heat teammates and staff inside the NBA bubble. Even after a win, everything at Big Face Coffee remains $20.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Anthony Davis got most of his points with a feathery shooting touch. LeBron James flexed his muscle to bulldoze his way to damage. And whenever the lead looked even the tiniest bit threatened, the Los Angeles Lakers had an answer.
Jimmy Butler had a bandage on his right knee and a wrap on his left ankle. His team’s starting point guard and center are both doubtful to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. And his Miami Heat are coming off a one-sided loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – LeBron James wants to beat the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat want to beat LeBron James.
Olynyk joined select company when the Miami Heat defeated Boston to advance to the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s one of five Zags to reach the Finals, joining John Stockton, Ronny Turiaf, Adam Morrison and Austin Daye.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Bam Adebayo woke up on Monday with the realization that only two teams still have a chance to win this season’s NBA championship.
Former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams, who has played portions of the last two seasons in the NBA, is heading to Turkey to continue his professional career.Williams signed a one-year deal with Galatasaray Odeabank in Istanbul, the team announced.
Portland guard Damian Lillard has a sprained right knee and will be sidelined when the Trail Blazers play a win-or-else Western Conference first-round game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Damian Lillard is the essential superstar for this sterile moment. Bucket by steely bucket, his tenacious, high-scoring excellence demonstrates the purest why of sports during this awkward and pandemic-impaired time.
Anthony Davis’ status is uncertain with the restart of the NBA season looming.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers have all but guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a balancing act when the NBA returns to action.
J.R. Smith has joined LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers for their championship push.