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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

Commentary: Why play sports in a pandemic? Damian Lillard is showing us

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.

UPDATED: Tue., July 28, 2020

NBA notes: Lakers’ Anthony Davis’ status unclear after poked in the eye

Anthony Davis’ status is uncertain with the restart of the NBA season looming.

UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

Bucks, Lakers look to shed rust or rest for playoffs?

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.

LeBron James say closure not likely unless Lakers can finish season

LeBron James says he probably won’t feel any closure on the Los Angeles Lakers’ remarkable season unless the NBA is able to finish the 2019-20 campaign

Lakers sign former Heat, Cavs guard Dion Waiters

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Dion Waiters for their postseason push.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

Kobe Bryant’s wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter at a sold-out memorial service for the two.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

NBA roundup: Russell Westbrook, Rockets use small ball to beat Lakers 121-111

Russell Westbrook scored 41 points and Robert Covington hit two clutch late 3-pointers while getting 14 points and eight rebounds in his auspicious Rockets debut, leading Houston to a 121-111 …

Report: Former Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. joining Golden State on 10-day contract

It took a promising turn Thursday with a report that Norvell was joining the Golden State Warriors on a 10-day contract, according to The Athletic’s Anthony Slater.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Roses for Kobe and Gianna Bryant as Lakers return to action

Red roses adorned the courtside seats where Kobe and Gianna Bryant sat at the last Los Angeles Lakers game they attended. On the overhead video board, photos of Bryant in …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Lakers play outside to lighten spirits after Kobe Bryant’s death

The Los Angeles Lakers lightened the mood before their return to the court by playing soccer and American football in a park across the street from their training complex

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Lakers return to practice amid grief over Kobe Bryant’s death

The Los Angeles Lakers ended practice with a few somber, almost plaintive laughs. As they left the court, they all passed under the oversized 8 and 24 outlined in white …

A look at some of Kobe Bryant’s career highlights

Here are some of the many highlights of Kobe Bryant’s career. The former Los Angeles Lakers star was killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday morning.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant dies in California helicopter crash

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020

Former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams returns to Wizards on two-way contract

The Wizards on Sunday announced the signing of Johnathan Williams to a two-way contract.

The King reigns: LeBron James is AP’s male athlete of decade

He left Cleveland for Miami, finally became a champion, went back to his beloved northeast Ohio, delivered on another title promise, then left for the Los Angeles Lakers and the …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

Ex-Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams signs with Washington

Former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams has officially signed with the Washington Wizards.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019

The NBA’s showcase day – Christmas – has arrived

The MVP is playing. So are the reigning champions, north of the border.

Reports: Former Gonzaga standout Johnathan Williams nears return to NBA

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams is close to returning to the NBA, according to published reports. Williams is expected to sign with the Washington Wizards.

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

NBA roundup: LeBron James, Lakers beat Hawks for 7th win in a row

Not looking the least bit tired after a whirlwind weekend, LeBron James scored 32 points and the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak to seven with a 101-96 victory …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Former Gonzaga center Rob Sacre seeing another side of sports in new role with Bulldogs

The former Gonzaga standout turned the page on his playing career over the summer. Sacre now assists with fundraising in the athletic department at his alma mater while he completes …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Former Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. waived by Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have waived former Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr., the NBA team announced.

On Basketball: The Lakers are rolling, but don’t forget the Bucks

No team in the NBA has a better record than the Los Angeles Lakers, who are off to a 19-3 start. LeBron James looks very much like an MVP candidate. …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

NBA roundup: Anthony Davis, LeBron James power Lakers past Wizards for 10th straight win

Anthony Davis had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and LeBron James had 23 points and 11 assists before both superstars took the fourth quarter off in Los Angeles’ 10th consecutive …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

NBA roundup: Anthony Davis has big second half, Lakers beat Thunder

Anthony Davis scored 24 of his 33 points in the second half as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 130-127 on Friday night.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Former Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. rejoins Los Angeles Lakers roster

Former Gonzaga Bulldog guard Zach Norvell Jr. is back on the Los Angeles Lakers’ roster after playing briefly in two games earlier this season.

NBA roundup: Raptors rally to end Lakers’ winning streak

Pascal Siakam had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Fred VanVleet finished with 23 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors snapped the Los Angeles Lakers’ seven-game winning streak with …