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Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka think their culture of competitiveness will allow the Lakers to be better than the sum of their parts

Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka know people are talking about the cast of characters the Lakers have brought in this summer, but they say there is a method to the madness they’ve brought in.

Lakers ‘very happy’ with options at center position, doesn’t see the need for a ‘true center’

The Lakers front office isn’t as concerned with the team’s situation at center as some might expect.

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Luke Walton says coaching LeBron James is a great opportunity, doesn’t feel extra pressure

Lakers head coach Luke Walton is focusing on the positives with LeBron James and his team this season.

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Luke Walton is excited to coach what he says is the deepest Lakers team he’s ever had

The Lakers haven’t exactly set a high bar for Luke Walton in terms of giving him roster depth, but his point stands.

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LeBron James disputes idea that he chose Lakers for business reasons

LeBron James says "hell no" he didn’t pick the Lakers in free agency solely for business reasons, telling The Hollywood Reporter that his projects have "been in the works."

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Podcast: Do NBA stars not want to play with LeBron James?

Are we really having this conversation about Lakers star LeBron James, one of the game’s absolute greatest players ever?

Steve Nash thinks Lonzo Ball can still be a good shooter despite his odd mechanics

Steve Nash is one of the best shooters in the history of basketball. He still has faith that Lakers guard Lonzo Ball can be at least a decent shooter.

Jimmy Butler doesn’t want to play for the Lakers because they signed LeBron James

It seems Jimmy Butler wants to be a team’s savior, an opportunity the Lakers can’t offer with LeBron James on the roster.

LeBron James officially set to star in ‘Space Jam 2’

Spring Hill entertainment, the production company owned by LeBron James, has officially announced that he will star (along with Bugs Bunny) in the long-rumored "Space Jam" successor.

NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers not among teams Jimmy Butler is open to re-signing with

Jimmy Butler would rather join the Clippers than Lakers according to the latest NBA trade rumors, so good luck with that.

L.A. Sparks rookie season review: Maria Vadeeva

Examining what 20-year-old forward/center Maria Vadeeva showed in her first WNBA season

Rajon Rondo focused on being mentor with Lakers, has ‘really high’ expectations for young guys

Entering his 13th season in the league, Rajon Rondo is ready to be the mentor the young Lakers need to take the next step.

Podcast: When might it be time to take Lonzo Ball’s injury concerns seriously?

Lonzo Ball missed more than the third of the season last year. The Lakers can’t afford a repeat of that this year.

Lonzo Ball says it ‘hurt’ to see Julius Randle sign with Pelicans in NBA free agency

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Lonzo Ball won’t participate in Lakers training camp scrimmages

Lonzo Ball won’t be back in time to scrimmage in Lakers training camp, but has progressed to one-on-one drills.

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James remember when they fell in love with basketball in ‘Basketball: A Love Story’

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James aren’t the only Lakers greats, or NBA greats, to share when they first became obsessed with basketball in the new book ‘Basketball: A Love Story.’

New Nike Kobe 4 Protro appears to leak

Those waiting for the next Nike Kobe Protro rerelease may have gotten what they were looking for, as a redesigned Kobe 4 appears to have leaked.

Most Interesting Lakers No. 1: LeBron James and the Lakers, the underdogs?

New Lakers star LeBron James is heading into the first season in recent memory in which he’ll be an underdog in his own conference, which will be a fascinating dynamic this season and moving forward.

Laker Film Room: Svi Mykhailiuk showed how he can impact the Lakers as a rookie during FIBA play

Svi Mykhailiuk impressed while playing for Ukraine during recent FIBA play, and the Lakers rookie’s performance warranted a Laker Film Room breakdown.

LeBron James praises Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and the rest of the young Lakers for their ‘hunger’ to learn

A ton of people have talked about how LeBron James can help Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Svi Mykhailiuk, Moe Wagner and the rest of the Lakers, but he thinks that it’s "more important" that the team has shown their ready to learn.

Kyle Kuzma wants to impact Flint, Michigan in the same way LeBron James has helped Akron, Ohio

Kyle Kuzma loves his hometown of Flint, Michigan, and he wants to help it. There may be no better example for how he can do so than what his new Lakers teammate LeBron James has done for his own hometown of Akron, Ohio.

Larry Nance Jr. says he’s spoken with his old Lakers teammates about what it’s like to play with LeBron James

Larry Nance Jr. liked playing with LeBron James, and he’s told his old Lakers teammates what they can expect.

Most Interesting Lakers No. 2: Can Brandon Ingram prove he’s the Lakers’ second star?

Upon signing LeBron James, Lakers fans’ eyes almost immediately turned to how

Larry Nance Jr. thinks LeBron James could lead the Lakers to the NBA Finals

There aren’t a lot of people picking LeBron James and the Lakers to get past the Golden State Warriors this year, but former Laker Larry Nance Jr. has faith in his former Cavaliers and Lakers teammates.

Svi Mykhailiuk is excited to play with ‘the best player in the world,’ LeBron James

It’s not clear how many minutes Svi Mykhailiuk will get during his first season with the Lakers, but he’s excited for whatever chances he earns to share the floor with LeBron James.

Jeanie Buss won’t promise that the Lakers will win a championship this year, but she believes Magic Johnson can get them there

Jeanie Buss is too smart to start counting off the amount of championships the Lakers will win with LeBron James, but she did say that she thinks Magic Johnson has them on the right track.

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Jimmy Butler could be available at trade deadline, wants to find a place he can have playoff success

Jimmy Butler might be disgruntled in Minnesota, and while he isn’t seeking a big market, he might like the Lakers for other reasons.

Ray Allen thinks LeBron James will have to ‘reinvent himself’ with the Lakers

Ray Allen has spoken highly of his former teammate LeBron James, but he also knows that James will have to make changes to his game to have success with the Lakers.

Kawhi Leonard not swayed by ‘mystique’ of Lakers, more likely to sign with Clippers, Raptors

The latest NBA free agent rumors don’t paint a positive picture for those hoping that the Lakers can add Kawhi Leonard.

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Kyle Kuzma says newfound strength has taken his game to another level

Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma has transformed his body this offseason and he feels it’s going to translate to his best season yet.

Kyle Kuzma says he’s worked on playing small forward this offseason

Coming off of an impressive rookie campaign, Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma is aiming to be even better in year two, regardless of his role or position.

L.A. Sparks offseason preview: Should the team run it back, or shake things up?

Cap concerns are starting to pile up as the Sparks look to win now around Candace Parker, Nneka Ogwumike and Chelsea Gray.

Podcast: What must Luke Walton do to get the Lakers locker room on the same page?

Luke Walton has fared pretty well as a communicator thus far, but the Lakers will need further improvement in that department with LeBron James on the team.

Lakers News: Svi Mykhailiuk, Ivica Zubac representing countries at FIBA World Cup qualifiers

A few Lakers will be representing their countries this week at the FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers.