Bleacher Report Blood trickled down from his head, like a boxer who just absorbed a right cross that cracked open a fresh wound. Bloodied, and maybe a little concussed, Luka Doncic played the finest game of his young career. The stage was set in Dallas for a flashy bout of heavyweights: Friday night on ESPN featured the 6-9 220-pound Luka Doncic squaring off against the 6-8 260-pound freight train who also happened to be Doncic’s idol growing up, LeBron James. Basketball is a
Getty Images How does Lonzo Ball to Zion Williamson in an open court fastbreak sound? The New Orleans Pelicans are a must-see League Pass team next year, and rightfully so. They are loaded with young talent, featuring the incoming first overall pick as well as multiple former second overall picks. But at the same time, they are loaded with inexperience, as none of their most intriguing prospects have played in the playoffs. I’m here to argue, though, that sometimes talent is
USA Today Max Cap Space: $32,149,063 Projected Cap Space:$32,149,063 The Lakers’ goal was always to go all-in for free agents in the summer of 2019, and after weeks of seeing their financial flexibility fall under scrutiny, it looks like the Lakers may be able to make a big splash when free-agency starts. After gutting almost the entire roster, and seeing Anthony Davis waive his $4 million trade kicker, the Lakers are left with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma, and a m
Sky Sports He’s the greatest shooter ever. And that’s not saying nearly enough. Stephen Curry finds himself in a unique circumstance for a superstar: he’s a championship-winning, MVP-winning, legendary sniper. He’s in his prime. He’s the face of a franchise, NBA royalty, and an iconic star: one of the best-known, best-liked players in basketball. And if you believe a lot of the talk, the second-best player on his team. There have been all-time great pairings in recent memory:
Photo Courtesy of TMZ The Lakers are once again must-see TV. Only this time, their post-game pressers, locker room interviews, and practice reports may be just as interesting as their games. First and foremost, they have the best player in the world in LeBron James suiting up in purple and gold. That alone is enough to divert eyeballs down to L.A. But more than that, the optics of seeing the best player in the game playing for arguably the best franchise is irresistibly rich
Lakers fans have been waiting for years for this: the young Lakers are starting to show consistency. After starting 11-27, the Lakers have turned a corner and have been playing their best basketball of the season. In all honesty, this is the best basketball they’ve played over the past multiple seasons. In the last 17 games, the Lakers have gone 12-5, one of the top 3 records in the NBA over that stretch. Their glowing record is not only a marked improvement over what they lo
Years ago it seemed like an impossibility, but LeBron James could end up a Los Angeles Laker in less than a year from now. In a summer full of surprising moves, it makes sense that we should continue to expect the unexpected; and a signing that puts LeBron James in a Lakers uniform is no longer out of the realm of possibility. LeBron to the Lakers is a two-fold process though, and each fold contains a number of different elements that will collectively need to sway the King.
This past week it was announced that the Golden State Warriors were set to re-sign Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston, but getting there wasn’t as pretty as the Warriors seemingly make everything look. With Livingston, there was no real danger in seeing him walk in free agency, despite the allure that his consistently productive play throughout the playoffs may have had on several other teams looking to add a veteran piece. The Warriors and Livingston eventually agreed to a