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Russell Westbrook says him vs. biology was bigger rivalry than Lakers vs. Clippers growing up

The Lakers and Clippers barely have any history in their rivalry, which Russell Westbrook eloquently pointed out before his first time participating in the matchup.

Lakers announce they will bench DeAndre Jordan, start Dwight Howard

While the Lakers remain committed to playing just one center moving forward, it’s Dwight Howard, not DeAndre Jordan, who will be starting.

Avery Bradley will not need surgery, will play in a splint moving forward with UCL injury

Avery Bradley avoided what would have been an extended absence from the lineup for the Lakers.

Anthony Davis says his ability to lead the Lakers will be ‘tested’ with LeBron James out

The Lakers have been forced into unfamiliar situations all season with LeBron James sidelined much of the year, and Anthony Davis is using that opportunity to good effect.

Frank Vogel says he and Rob Pelinka told all Lakers to get COVID-19 boosters after NBA recommended it

Along with the NBA’s own recommendation, the Lakers are recommending their players get COVID-19 booster shots, a rather timely suggestion.

Lakers credit Frank Vogel calling out their effort at halftime for win vs. Kings

After a dismal first-half performance, a rather spirited halftime talk from Frank Vogel sparked the Lakers to their blowout win over the Kings on Tuesday.

The Lakers beat the Kings so bad their coach apologized to their fans

There’s getting blown out, then there’s what the Lakers did to the Kings in the second half on Tuesday, forcing Sacramento head coach Alvin Gentry to apologize to fans afterward.

Russell Westbrook says he’s willing to screen, roll, play in the dunkers spot, or anything else the Lakers ask him to do

Russell Westbrook has slowly but surely integrated himself into the Lakers, and is ready to do whatever the team needs of him.

Anthony Davis confirms LeBron James tested positive for COVID-19, says he is asymptomatic

Anthony Davis is hoping that a Lakers win can lift LeBron James’ spirits as he battles COVID-19.

LeBron James says this Lakers season ‘ranks right at the top with any other challenge I’ve had in my career’

Leading a contender doesn’t get any easier with time, according to Lakers star LeBron James.

Trevor Ariza isn’t feeling ‘pressure’ to fix the Lakers when he returns

The Lakers believe Trevor Ariza can solve a lot of issues, and he thinks he can help, but isn’t feeling stressed about the high expectations.

Anthony Davis says it’s up to Frank Vogel whether or not team plays big or small

Frank Vogel keeps playing Anthony Davis at center and the Lakers big man says he has nothing to do with it.

Frank Vogel says Avery Bradley’s ‘infectious’ effort and intensity can’t be captured by numbers

Lakers starter Avery Bradley transcends analytics, according to Frank Vogel.

Trevor Ariza closer to return from ankle surgery, exact timeline still unknown

For the first time since his injury suffered in the preseason, Trevor Ariza spoke to the media on Monday, and gave an update on his status as he nears a return to court.

Anthony Davis says he’s not going to stop shooting threes

Anthony Davis and the Lakers are confident his shooting will improve over a larger sample size, no matter how historically bad the results have been so far.

Anthony Davis says all the Lakers have to do to change the narrative about them is win 10-12 games in a row

Oh, that’s all?

LeBron James downplays injury concerns after Pistons scare, insists he will play against Kings

After looking slightly hobbled and in discomfort at the end of Sunday’s game, LeBron James downplayed any concerns and was adamant he will play in the team’s next game on Tuesday.

Frank Vogel says LeBron James at center will be a part of Lakers gameplan moving forward

The Lakers and Frank Vogel have committed to playing LeBron James at center moving forward, a move that should spell good things for all involved.

Dwight Howard is still ‘bitter’ he wasn’t named to NBA 75 list

Dwight Howard can’t stop talking about the NBA’s top 75 players all-time list and how he’s definitely not mad about being left off.

Frank Vogel says Trevor Ariza, Kendrick Nunn injuries have kept Lakers from seeing ‘the way we’re really going to look’

Frank Vogel says the Lakers need all of their contributors ready — including Trevor Ariza and Kendrick Nunn — to judge this team’s full potential.

The NBA has fined LeBron James $15,000 for doing big balls dance vs. Pacers

The NBA just fined LeBron James for implying that he has big balls.

Frank Vogel says the Lakers haven’t decided how much to play LeBron James at center moving forward

LeBron James at center was an unlikely possibility, even just a few years ago. But in 2021, the Lakers have already seen signs that it can be a real weapon for them. How often to draw on it, though, is something they’re still weighing

Wayne Ellington says Frank Vogel has done a ‘great’ job adapting during Lakers’ injury issues

Wayne Ellington thinks Frank Vogel has been dealt a tough hand this season, and that the Lakers coach is playing the cards he’s been dealt about as well as possible.

Anthony Davis, Frank Vogel preach patience with Talen Horton-Tucker amid shooting struggles

Talen Horton-Tucker has been hard to watch for the Lakers’ last four games, but Anthony Davis and Frank Vogel are staying in his ear about ways he can get better.

Avery Bradley says the Lakers ‘aren’t good enough’ to turn their effort off and on as much as they do

The Lakers may be able to turn on cruise control eventually, but that time isn’t now, argues Avery Bradley.

LeBron James says his suspension for hitting Isaiah Stewart was ‘some bullshit’

LeBron James did not agree with the NBA’s decision to give him a one-game suspension for accidentally hitting Isaiah Stewart in the face in the Lakers’ win over the Pistons.

NBA says it missed Avery Bradley fouling Chris Duarte on game-tying three, should have given Pacers free-throw

The Lakers have a missed call on Avery Bradley to be grateful for on Thanksgiving, but even in a loss, Pacers rookie Chris Duarte still managed to impress LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.

LeBron James gets new Courtside Karen ejected in overtime of Pacers game

LeBron James had another run-in with another Courtside Karen late in the Lakers’ win against the Pacers.

Frank Vogel praises David Fizdale for ‘knowledge and expertise’ he’s brought to Lakers

On David Fizdale’s return to New York, Frank Vogel provided some insight into what he’s added to the Lakers coaching staff this season.

Dwight Howard says Lakers are underpaying him by ‘400%’ and ESPN isn’t showing his highlights enough in GQ interview

The Lakers once offered Dwight Howard a max contract and if it were up to the big man, they’d be paying him about the same even in 2021. Oh, and ESPN would be showing more of his highlights, too.

Russell Westbrook literally laughed at the media asking him about his turnovers

A Jekyll and Hyde performance from Russell Westbrook when it came to turnovers on Tuesday led to a funny interaction in his postgame presser.

Austin Reaves still out vs. Pacers with hamstring strain

Hillbilly Kobe is nearing a return, but the Lakers want to remain patient and save Austin Reaves from himself.