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# LA Lakers

Last week
21st May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# doubt
LeBron James considering retirement - reports
The Denver Nuggets completed a 4-0 Western Conference championship sweep over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.
# Nearly there
Murray sinks 37 points as Nuggets rout Lakers to close in on NBA finals
The Denver side are now just one win away from reaching the finals for the first time in their history.
Last month
May 2023
# Swish
Lakers dump defending champions Warriors out of playoffs to advance
LeBron James delivered a masterful performance to book a place in the Western Conference finals.
# Superstar
‘There's a segment of America that doesn't like LeBron... Fox News has really gone after him'
Hated by Donald Trump and loved by Jay Z, America’s greatest active athlete is also its most divisive, as Jeff Benedict details in a new biography.
Thompson scores 30 as Warriors roll past Lakers to level series
Golden State powered to a 127-100 victory over the Lakers that leveled their NBA Western Conference semi-final at one game apiece.
April 2023
# Wrap
Lakers advance to conference semi-finals as Kings stay alive against Warriors
The Lakers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 125-85 to win their first-round series 4-2.
# Wrap
Miami dump Bucks out of NBA playoffs as Grizzlies stay alive against Lakers
Miami will now face the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.
Brilliant Butler fires Heat past Bucks, LeBron spearheads Lakers rally
The second-seeded Grizzlies are staring down the barrel of an early playoff exit.
# Wrap
Lakers make playoff statement against Grizzlies as Suns close in on second round
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers dominated the Brooklyn Nets.
# nba wrap
'This is what our sport is all about' - LeBron James leads Lakers into play-offs
Atlanta Hawks also advance.
This year
# Vanessa Bryant
LA County agrees €27m settlement with Kobe Bryant's widow after police shared crash photos
Kobe Bryant, teenage daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed when their helicopter crashed into a hillside near LA in January 2020.
# Goat
LeBron James breaks NBA all-time points-scoring record
The LA Lakers star passed Abdul-Jabbar’s longstanding total against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Last year
Warriors thump Lakers in season opener, Celtics sink Sixers
Steph Curry scored 33 points as the Golden State Warriors launched the defense of their NBA crown.
LeBron's 18-year-old son Bronny signs Nike endorsement deal
No financial terms for the deals were revealed.
# Wrap
LeBron-less Lakers out of NBA postseason contention after Suns rout
Los Angeles were officially eliminated from playoff contention after a seventh straight defeat.
Lakers rally to beat Jazz after Davis hurt, Nuggets stun Warriors
The Lakers said X-rays were negative, and Davis would receive treatment over the upcoming All-Star break.
# king james
LeBron James passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on NBA's all-time 'combined' scoring list
James needed 19 points last night to pass Abdul-Jabbar for most combined regular season and playoff points.
Jazz end Warriors winning streak, Blazers stun Lakers
The Trail Blazers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 107-105 victory.
# Wrap
Suns, Hawks rally to keep NBA winning streaks alive
The Hawks won their seventh straight game with a 129-121 come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
# Wrap
76ers rout short-handed Lakers, Warriors beat Timberwolves
Elsewhere Steph Curry scored 29 points in the Golden State Warriors’ 124-115 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
# The Kings And I
LeBron catches fire to lead late Lakers comeback against the Kings
The LA Lakers rallied from a late seven-point deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 122-114.
# Clutch
DeMar DeRozan nails buzzer-beater as Bulls win their sixth straight game
LeBron James scored 43 points as the LA Lakers beat Portland.
All time
# Suns Come Up
LeBron injures ankle as Suns power past Lakers
The Suns improved the NBA’s best record to 25-5.
# Inconsistent
Grizzlies maul Lakers, Jazz outpace 76ers
At 13-13, the star-studded Lakers are now in sixth place in the Western Conference.
# Punishment
LeBron handed one-game suspension over bloody clash with Pistons centre Isaiah Stewart
Stewart, who was incensed after the on-court altercation, has been banned for two games.
# LA story
The Los Angeles Lakers hold on to beat the Miami Heat in overtime
Miami’s Herro missed two three-pointers in the final nine seconds.
# comeback win
Thunder rally from 19 points down to edge out Lakers as Miami Heat suffer big defeat
Catch up on all the NBA results.
# Round-Up
LeBron leads second-half surge as Lakers rally to defeat Rockets
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Detroit Pistons.
# Wrap
Butler nets 32 points as Heat roll over Hornets, James makes strong return for Lakers
Elsewhere, LeBron James returned from a two-game injury absence to score 26 points for the LA Lakers.
# Wrap
Carmelo Anthony lifts Los Angeles Lakers over Memphis Grizzlies
Elsewhere, Stephen Curry added yet another achievement to his storied career in the Golden State Warriors’ 119-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
# Sideline scuffle
Davis, Howard clash as Lakers slump again, Nets down Sixers
Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard had to be separated by teammates as the Los Angeles Lakers slumped to an eighth straight defeat.
# good reads
A new-look LA Lakers, Championship Manager and more of the week's best sportswriting
Enjoy some of our favourite reads from the last week.
# russell athletic
Lakers land Westbrook in blockbuster NBA deal
He’ll form an impressive ‘Big Three’ with LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
# the brow
Anthony Davis double-double carries Los Angeles Lakers over Phoenix Suns
The win ensured the defending champions edged ahead of the Suns 2-1 in their first-round playoff series.
LeBron overcomes blurred vision in one eye to hit three-pointer in rallying win against Warriors
The four-time league MVP said he got poked in the eye which affected his vision.
# Playoff Picture
New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks clinch places in NBA playoffs
The Lakers kept their hopes of a top-six spot alive with a narrow win over Houston.
Injury-hit Lakers edge past Magic, Suns see off Hornets
The signing of free agent Andre Drummond was confirmed by the defending champions shortly before tip-off.
Blow for Lakers as LeBron James faces 'indefinite' injury lay-off with high ankle sprain
The Lakers superstar collapsed in agony after a collision with Atlanta’s Solomon Hill.
# Phoenix Nights
LeBron eclipsed as Suns down Lakers
Suns leapfrog Lakers into second place in the Western Conference with victory.
# jazz making noise
Utah Jazz stake title claims with dominant win over Los Angeles Lakers
The Jazz shot 45 per cent from three in the 25-point victory.