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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 …


NBA roundup: Anthony Davis, LeBron James lead Lakers past Spurs

Anthony Davis had 25 points and 11 rebounds, LeBron James added 21 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the San Antonio Spurs 103-96 …


NBA roundup: Kwahi Leonard, Clippers pull away from Lakers in season opener

Kawhi Leonard began a new chapter with the Los Angeles Clippers, scoring 30 points to go with a strong bench effort in a 112-102 victory over LeBron James and the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

NBA preview: Clippers, Lakers hope for Hollywood ending

With the Golden State Warriors weakened and powerhouse pairs popping up all over the place, the 2019-20 NBA season, unlike many in recent years, is a suspense story.


Lakers exercise 4th-year contract option on Kyle Kuzma

The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract option on forward Kyle Kuzma for the 2020-21 season.


Lakers’ Anthony Davis grateful thumb injury isn’t serious

Anthony Davis hopes to return to the Los Angeles Lakers’ lineup for their next preseason game after confirming his thumb injury isn’t serious.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Lakers waive former Gonzaga guard David Stockton

David Stockton’s training-camp stay with the Los Angeles Lakers is over after 11 days. The Lakers waived Stockton on Tuesday but the former Gonzaga guard could end up playing for …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA are silent in Shanghai

LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Former Gonzaga guard David Stockton signs with Los Angeles Lakers

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs point guard David Stockton has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA team announced Friday.


Dwight Howard eager to make most of 2nd chance with Lakers

Dwight Howard says he is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers with a new outlook on basketball and his place in it. The veteran center hopes the Lakers fans who …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Lakers’ G League affiliate acquires rights to former Gonzaga guard David Stockton

The South Bay Lakers, the Los Angeles Lakers’ G League team, announced they have traded for the returning player rights to former Gonzaga Bulldog David Stockton.


Dwight Howard rejoins Lakers six years after bitter exit

Dwight Howard has rejoined the Los Angeles Lakers six years after his acrimonious departure. Howard led the NBA in rebounding while he spent the 2012-13 season with the Lakers, but …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins tears ACL in left knee, awaiting surgery

DeMarcus Cousins is now facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem heading into a season with championship expectations. Cousins was …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre retires to be with family full time in Spokane

The 30-year-old Sacre announced his retirement recently, surprising many in Japan because he was at the top of his game, but not those who know what means the most to …


Jason Kidd, Lionel Hollins top Frank Vogel’s coaching staff with Lakers

Former NBA head coaches Jason Kidd and Lionel Hollins have joined new coach Frank Vogel’s staff with the Los Angeles Lakers. Phil Handy, Miles Simon, former Lakers guard Mike Penberthy …