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Lakers front office reportedly gave Frank Vogel permission to bench Russell Westbrook

The situation with Russell Westbrook and the Lakers reached a tipping point on Wednesday as Frank Vogel — with the front office’s backing — benched the point guard to close the game against Indiana.

Russell Westbrook says he isn’t bothered by trade rumors

After 13 years in the NBA, Russell Westbrook understands that basketball is a business before anything else.

LeBron James apologizes to Lakers fans, promises the team will fix things

LeBron James knows the Lakers haven’t been good enough, and he’s vowing to fix that.

Wayne Ellington says it’s ‘unbelievable’ what LeBron James is doing at 37 years old

As LeBron James continues one of the best stretches of his career, even his teammate Wayne Ellington is amazed at what he’s been doing.

Report: The Lakers have ‘interest’ in Myles Turner trade

With Myles Turner reportedly available on the NBA trade market, the Lakers are among the teams to make it known that they’d like to deal for the Pacers big man.

The Lakers are among several teams reportedly trying to trade for Jerami Grant

Jerami Grant is a trade option for the Lakers. But is he a realistic one?

NBA teams aren’t really interested in trading for Russell Westbrook

Even if the Lakers wanted to trade Russell Westbrook at midseason, there isn’t a lot of reason to believe that NBA teams would be lining up to take him.

Dwight Howard admits his ‘rollercoaster’ minutes have been ‘tough,’ but he’s trying to stay positive and remain ready

Dwight Howard has been in and out of the rotation for the Lakers, but he says he’s just focused on trying to help this team whenever he gets the chance to.

LeBron James is happy to be in MVP conversation, but is more focused on winning games for Lakers

As his numbers continue to climb this season and the Lakers keep winning games, LeBron James knows he’ll start to enter the MVP conversation in earnest.

Lakers outlast Kings to move back over .500

It wasn’t pretty, but the Lakers capitalized on the Kings’ turnover issues and got huge performances from LeBron James, Malik Monk and Talen Horton-Tucker to pull out the victory.

Isaiah Thomas says he was ‘very close’ to signing with Lakers before Rajon Rondo buyout from Memphis

Prior to the Lakers bringing back Rajon Rondo this summer, the team may have been close to bringing in another one of their former point guards: Isaiah Thomas.

Russell Westbrook says if the Lakers win a championship, that would be ‘cool,’ but ‘if we don’t, I’m OK with that too and life goes on’

Russell Westbrook wants to win a championship with the Lakers, but he’s not going to let one thing define his career.

LeBron James loves the defensive and offensive benefits of playing center

LeBron James playing center in bench groups could end up being one of the best lineup options the Lakers can go to this year.

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.

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.

Alex Caruso thinks Austin Reaves is already better than he was during his rookie year, has the ‘same mindset’

Alex Caruso sees a lot himself in Lakers rookie Austin Reaves.

Giannis Antetokounmpo hints it’s possible he could leave Bucks in two years

Out of the blue, Giannis Antetokounmpo reignited the rumors that he could leave the Bucks, and now it’s time to connect him to the Lakers again.

Alex Caruso couldn’t believe how upset Lakers fans were about the team offering him less money than the Bulls

There is at least one person who can’t believe how mad many Lakers fans are about the team lowballing Alex Caruso in free agency: Caruso himself.

Kevin Garnett says he wanted to team up with Kobe Bryant on the Lakers before his eventual trade to the Celtics

Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett almost formed the most dominant two-man duo in the NBA.

Frank Vogel wants to Lakers to ‘smash’ opponents with physicality, ‘wire-to-wire dominance’ and ‘mental warfare’

Frank Vogel outlined how he wants the Lakers to play during his first speech to the team before training camp, a moment Spectrum SportsNet caught on video.

Who LeBron James’ ‘clone’ in viral photo is, explained

LeBron James’ doppelganger is actually designer and former NBA player Patrick Christopher. He’s known LeBron since 2007, when he was a counselor at his basketball camps. He also designed shirts for LeBron to honor both Kobe and George Floyd, and had some fun with last night’s mixup.

Future Lakers Jayson Tatum, LaMelo Ball don purple and gold in new NBA video

The NBA saved Lakers fans some Photoshop work on Tuesday by putting Jayson Tatum and LaMelo Ball in Lakers jersey for a new video.

Russell Westbrook is not worried about all his turnovers because ‘they don’t count’

Russell Westbrook says that when the games start to matter for the Lakers, he has a few fixes up his sleeve for his turnover issues.

Russell Westbrook says practicing with LeBron James is teaching him the ‘commitment’ and ‘sacrifices’ required for championships

While the role players have preached sacrifice, Lakers superstars Russell Westbrook and LeBron James will need to follow suit as well.

LeBron James says he’s looking forward to playing with an ‘angry’ Anthony Davis

After a frustrating second Lakers season, Anthony Davis’ upcoming revenge tour has LeBron James excited.

Russell Westbrook, when asked if he’d accept trade to Clippers: ‘Hell no’

Russell Westbrook only had eyes for the Lakers as he looked to go home this summer. The Clippers were no longer of interest to him.

Rajon Rondo says he ‘loves’ competing against Russell Westbrook

Rajon Rondo is going to miss going up against Russell Westbrook, but he’s also happy to be on his side with the Lakers now.

Wayne Ellington says everyone on the Lakers knows how to be ‘mature’ about not playing on a deep team

The Lakers are approaching the season with the right mindset about minutes.

Rob Pelinka is excited about Carmelo Anthony giving the Lakers a player who isn’t afraid to shoot off of passes from LeBron James

In the Olympics, Carmelo Anthony made a name for himself converting off passes from the game’s biggest stars. Now that he’ll be playing with LeBron James, the Lakers are counting on that skill.

Rob Pelinka says Talen Horton-Tucker needs to be a ‘dominant defensive player’ for the Lakers this year

The Lakers clearly have a lot of faith in how good Talen Horton-Tucker can be on defense.

Frank Vogel says Talen Horton-Tucker has been ‘challenged’ defensively, will sometimes guard best opposing player

Frank Vogel expects Talen Horton-Tucker to step up defensively this season following the three-year deal he signed with the Lakers this summer.

Frank Vogel says Anthony Davis looks physically ‘imposing’ to start training camp

Lakers coach Frank Vogel says Anthony Davis attacked the offseason and got in amazing shape.