Tag: LA Lakers

LA Lakers star LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard of the LA Clippers battle once again for a Pacific division title. (Image: Getty)

NBA 2021: Back-to-Back Pacific Titles for LeBron and LA Lakers?

The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers come into the 2020-21 NBA season as the favorite to secure back-to-back Pacific division titles at -143 odds, according to the most recent update by DraftKings. Last season, LeBron James and the Lakers secured the Pacific division title, ending a five-year reign by the […]

Montrezl Harrell will not have to move to switch teams from the Los Angeles Clippers to the LA Lakers. (Image: John Hefti/USA Today Sports)

Lakers Sign Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell, Title Odds Now 3/1

The Los Angeles Lakers added key upgrades to the team while in pursuit of defending their championship, signing Montrezl Harrell, the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year after luring Trez away from crosstown rivals, the LA Clippers. Harrell, 26, has the rare opportunity to change teams without having to […]

Greek Freak and the Milwaukee Bucks top the NBA win totals for next season. (Image: Getty)

NBA Win Totals: Bucks, Lakers, Celtics Top 3 in 72-Game Season

Oddsmakers at the Westgate SuperBook released win totals for the upcoming NBA season and the Milwaukee Bucks have the highest number at 49.5 wins, while the defending champion LA Lakers are right behind with 46.5 wins, along with the Boston Celtics. The next NBA regular season will only consist of […]

The Los Angeles Lakers celebrate winning the 2020 NBA Championship after defeating the Miami Heat in six games. (Image: AP)

LA Lakers Win 2020 Championship, LeBron James NBA Finals MVP

In just his second season in Los Angeles, LeBron James guided the Lakers to an NBA championship. The Lakers knocked off the Miami Heat in six games after a blowout victory in Game 6. LeBron posted a triple-double in Game 6 with 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists. In […]

Anthony Davis of the LA Lakers guards Jimmy Butler from the Miami Heat in Game 4. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

NBA Finals Game 6 Preview: Do-or-Die Again for Miami Heat

The Los Angeles Lakers are still one win away from an NBA championship, but those pesky Miami Heat already won one elimination game and face another one in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Jimmy Butler unleashed a 35-point triple-double to boost the Heat to a victory in Game 5. […]

Anthony Davis of the LA Lakers attempts to block Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler in Game 4. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

NBA Finals Game 5: Miami Heat Do or Die, Lakers on Cusp of Title

The Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from the NBA Championship heading into Game 5 of the NBA Finals, whereas the Miami Heat are on the brink of elimination after falling behind 3-1. The Lakers are seeking their first title since they knocked off the Boston Celtics in the […]

Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat defends LeBron James of the LA Lakers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. (Image: Kevin C Cox/Getty)

NBA Finals: LA Lakers Take 3-1 Lead, Miami Heat in Huge Hole

Los Angeles Lakers won Game 4 of the NBA Finals 102-96 to take a 3-1 series lead over the Miami Heat. LeBron and the Lakers are one win away from the NBA Championship, while the Heat sank into a deeper hole. Goran Dragic attempted to play for the Heat after […]

LeBron James (Lakers) and Jimmy Butler (Heat) battling during Game 3 of the NBA Finals. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

NBA Finals Preview: Decisive Game 4 with Miami Heat Down 2-1

Even without two starters, Jimmy Butler put on a dazzling performance with a 40-point triple-double to lead the Miami Heat to their first victory in the 2020 NBA Finals. The gutsy performance inspired the Heat, who now know they’re capable of hanging with the LA Lakers despite falling behind in […]

Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks against the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

LA Lakers Game 1 Blow Out, Miami Heat Lose Dragic and Adebayo

The small-ball Miami Heat struggled to stop Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals. The Lakers coasted to a 118-96 victory, but led by as many as 32 points in a difficult opening game in which the Heat lost Goran Dragic (foot) […]

Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat defended by LeBron James of the LA Lakers. (Image: Lynee Sladky/AP)

NBA Finals Game 1: Lakers and Heat Ready to Throw Down

The NBA started its bubble nearly three months ago with 22 teams playing at Disney’s World of Sports in Orlando. Now, just two teams remain in the hunt for the championship — the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. LeBron James will appear in his 10th NBA finals with his […]

LA Lakers star LeBron James drives to the hoop against the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

LA Lakers 1 Win from NBA Finals, Denver Nuggets Down 3-1 … Again

If you’re the Denver Nuggets, down 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals, you have the Los Angeles Lakers just where you want them. The Nuggets rallied back from down 3-1 twice already this postseason with a 6-0 record in elimination game situations. The Nuggets have yet to panic after falling […]

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (eight) defends Anthony Davis of the LA Lakers. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

West Finals Betting Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. LA Lakers in Game 4

After winning the first two games of the Western Conference Finals, the LA Lakers lost Game 3 to the Denver Nuggets thanks to some sharpshooting heroics from Jamal Murray. The Nuggets would love to even the series at 2-2, but they won’t panic if they happen to fall behind 3-1. […]