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Film Study: Breaking down Austin Reaves’ World Cup play

Let’s take a closer look at how Austin Reaves fared during the FIBA World Cup.

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On the Sparks’ multifaceted path towards improvement

Following a disappointing year, Los Angeles faces a critical offseason that has the potential to shape their future.

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These teams should be eyeing the Wizards’ vets

The Wizards should keep their veterans available to trade with playoff teams.

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Jeanie Buss reveals Dr. Jerry Buss was offered $1 billion for Lakers in early 2000s

Roughly two decades and multiple championships ago, Dr. Jerry Buss was, according to his daughter and current owner Jeanie, offered $1 billion for the Lakers...and turned it down.

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How Austin Reaves showed growth (and areas he can get better) for Team USA

Austin Reaves was incredibly efficient offensively in the World Cup, and the ways he needs to get better on defense may not matter as much when he plays for the Lakers.

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The Lakers have maxed out their roster: Here’s who is coming to training camp

With their four signings on Thursday, the Lakers are (probably) done making moves ahead of training camp. Here’s where their roster stands.

‘Winning Time’ creator Jim Hecht on future of show: ‘I don’t think that it’s completely over’

While the immediate future of "Winning Time" is gloomy, creator of the show Jim Hecht believes there still could be a future it.

Jarred Vanderbilt says he modeled his game after Lamar Odom, Penny Hardaway

With a unique skillset in his own right, Jarred Vanderbilt spoke recently about modeling his game after two unique players in Lamar Odom and Penny Hardaway.

Pau Gasol speaks on role as FIBA ambassador, growth of women’s basketball and more during Manila visit

During his first visit to the Philippines, Lakers legend Pau Gasol talked about his post-retirement plans, and making the most of his influence to leave a positive impact around the world.

Jarred Vanderbilt full contract and salary details, explained

The Lakers agreed to an extension with Jarred Vanderbilt that will pay him handsomely as reward for a strong 2022-23 season.

Jarred Vanderbilt’s contract extension is a worthwhile overpay

Vando’s potential to live up to this multi-year extension isn’t among the biggest reasons this deal makes sense for the Lakers.

Winning Time: Dr. Buss’ divorce, Jeanie Buss spilling secrets and Linda and Kurt Rambis

As enthralling as the season finale of "Winning Time" on the court during the 1984 NBA Finals, the off-court drama with Dr. Jerry Buss, Jeanie and Linda and Kurt Rambis was equally enticing.

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Jeanie Buss wanted ‘Winning Time’ to get more seasons

Like many Lakers fans, Jeanie Buss wanted to see HBO’s "Winning Time" to get more seasons than the two it received before being canceled.

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3 takeaways from Jarred Vanderbilt’s extension with the Lakers

Jarred Vanderbilt's new contract is the latest move to follow what has been a clear and refreshing offseason plan for the Lakers. However, it also raises some questions.

Winning Time: How heated were the 1984 NBA Finals between the Lakers and Celtics?

After years of circling one another in the early 1980s, the Celtics and Lakers finally met in the Finals in 1984 in one of the most memorable showdowns in league history.

HBO’s ‘Winning Time’ not renewed for third season

The finale of the second season of HBO’s "Winning Time" will serve as the series finale, as the show will not return for a third season.

Jeanie Buss loves Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dr. Jerry Buss ‘Winning Time’ portrayals

While the future of the show may be in danger, "Winning Time" continues to have one big, vocal backer in Lakers owner Jeanie Buss.

Report: Lakers sign Jarred Vanderbilt to four-year, $48 million extension

The Lakers and Jarred Vanderbilt have extended their partnership for at least another season, and possibly up to five.

2022-23 Sparks Season in Review: the good, the bad and the ugly

After a rollercoaster of a year, let’s assess what went right and wrong for Los Angeles ahead of their pivotal offseason.

Myles Turner shares hilarious story of being booed by Pacers fans vs. Kobe Bryant

In a recent podcast interview, Myles Turner recalled a funny story of being booed by his home fans after beating Kobe Bryant and the Lakers in his rookie season.

How the NBA’s new player participation policy impacts LeBron James, Anthony Davis

The Lakers will be one of the many teams across the league impacted by the new player participation policy but also a number of potential exceptions apply as well.

Jalen Hood-Schifino says he’s made ‘a lot of progress’ on 3-point shot over summer

Lakers first round draft pick Jalen Hood-Schifino has been working on his game this summer — including his 3-point shot, which he feels he’s made ample gains on this offseason.

Why you should (and maybe shouldn’t) be optimistic about Christian Wood

Christian Wood represents the ultimate buy-low candidate for the Lakers, and the type of player who fuels optimism about what he can be. But the realities of being a buy-low player can also undercut that optimism.

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What draft picks do the Lakers still have available?

Win-now moves have largely sapped the Lakers of draft capital right now, but when will the team have picks again in the future?

How much cap space will the Lakers have this summer?

We will be keeping track of the salary cap situation for the Lakers as it updates, and how much usable space the team will have.

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NBA reportedly cracking down on load management with massive fines in 2023-24 season

The NBA is set to reportedly announce new rules for the 2023-24 season that will heavily punish teams for load managing star players.

LeBron James is going full Avengers mode for ‘last dance’ with Team USA

Ahead of the 2024 Olympics, LeBron James is not just reportedly committing to Team USA but looking to recruit top stars to join him.

Winning Time: How did the Lakers react to losing 1983 NBA Finals?

Despite three Finals appearances in four years, the Lakers has plenty of changes to make after losing to the Sixers in the 1983 NBA Finals.

Austin Reaves says Christian Wood signing brings ‘more versatility’ to Lakers

The Lakers’ signing of Christian Wood has Austin Reaves excited about the possibilities and options for the team next season.

Team USA drops bronze-medal game to Canada in overtime thriller

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USA vs. Canada FIBA Preview and Game Thread: The battle for bronze

For both USA basketball and Canada, Sunday is not just going to be a battle for the bronze medal, but also for pride — and to avoid the embarrassment of not placing in this year’s World Cup.

3 reasons Christian Wood moves the needle for the Lakers

Despite the relative lack of hype for the eighth-year journeyman, signing Christian Wood is a big deal for the Lakers.

Film Study: Christian Wood’s strengths, weaknesses and questions marks

Let’s take a closer look at the film to see how Christian Wood fits in with this Lakers squad.


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