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  • Ex-Lakers HC Byron Scott on LaVar Ball: 'Shut Up. Stay Put.'

    Former Los Angeles Lakers coach and player Byron Scott is apparently no fan of LaVar Ball. "Shut up," Scott said when asked whether Ball needs to let current Lakers coach Luke Walton coach, per a Thursday story from TMZ Sports. "Stay put. Stay on the sidelines. We got this." Scott's comments come after Ball called the Lakers coaches "soft," per Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report. "They don't know how to coach my son. I know how to coach him," Ball continued. "I tell him to go get the victory. Stop...

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  • Kings keep rolling at home, beat Lakers 113-102

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Zach Randolph had 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, Willie Cauley-Stein added 26 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-102 on Wednesday night. Buddy Hield added 10 points for Sacramento, including a pair of 3-pointers during a 15-5 run to open ...

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  • LaVar Ball's 'Ball in the Family' Reality Show Announced for Season 2

    LaVar Ball knows how to capitalize on his publicity.  The outspoken father of Lakers star Lonzo Ball released a trailer with a premiere date for season 2 of "Ball in the Family," a Facebook reality show featuring his family: The second season will available to view online on Sunday, Nov. 26. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Get the app and get the game.

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  • Lakers rally from 19-point deficit to beat Bulls 103-94

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers' first half resembled many miserable stretches of the past four seasons. Although the Chicago Bulls have plenty of their own problems, they outworked, outshot and outsmarted the Lakers while taking a 14-point lead. Coach Luke Walton reminded his young team that 14 ...

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  • Lonzo Ball's Struggles Continue as Lakers Rally to Beat Bulls

    The first month of Lonzo Ball's NBA career has been defined more by its valleys than its peaks, and that trend held steady as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from 19 points down to top the Chicago Bulls 103-94at Staples Center on Tuesday night.  Two days after Ball posted his second career triple-double in a win over the Denver Nuggets, he was bottled up to the tune of eightpoints on 3-of-13shooting (2-of-8from three), 13rebounds and fourassists.   The No. 2 overall pick has now scored 10 points...

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  • Lakers News: Luke Walton Responds to LaVar Ball Criticism on Coaching Lonzo

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton isn't paying LaVar Ball's criticisms any mind. Prior to Tuesday night's game against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center, Walton told reporters he didn't put any stock in LaVar's comments regarding the team's inability to coach Lonzo Ball. "Absolutely nothing...it's not what we're here to do or talk about," Walton said of what he thought about the comments, per NBC Los Angeles' Shahan Ahmed. The full comments can be found at the two-minute mark of the...

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  • Lakers rally late to avoid embarrassing loss to Bulls

    After stumbling to a 19-point deficit early in the third quarter, the Lakers turned things around as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (21 points) led a late rally past one of the East's least fearsome teams.

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  • Bulls blow 19-point lead, fall to Lakers 103-94

    The Bulls offered a more complete glimpse at the future Tuesday night when Kris Dunn finally supplanted Jerian Grant as the starting point guard. Zach LaVine, cleared to take contact in practice as he recovers from last February's ACL tear, remains in street clothes. But with Lauri Markkanen playing...

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  • LaVar says Lakers 'soft' on Lonzo: 'Get the W'

    "They're soft. They don't know how to coach my son," LaVar Ball told Bleacher Report in discussing the Lakers' approach to coaching his son. Lonzo Ball has two triple-doubles but has generally struggled with his shot through 17 games as a pro.

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  • LaVar Ball, Luke Walton Have Vastly Different Approaches to Developing Youth

    LOS ANGELES — On one shoulder, there's a voice giving Lonzo Ball a patient message. On the other, a different voice offering tough love. Who should the Los Angeles Lakers' rookie listen to? That's a complicated question for a 20-year-old stuck between two divergent mentors.   Who is he listening to? Probably both. But one, in particular, has grabbed the mic and turned the speaker up to 11 early in the 2017-18 season. "[Lonzo] doesn't look like he's searching for nothing," LaVar Ball said on...

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  • “All we can do is get better”: How Seahawks’ “Legion of Backups” defended Atlanta, what may be next

    SEATTLE Wearing a gold game jersey of his hometown Los Angeles Lakers, Richard Sherman wheeled himself and his repaired Achilles tendon out of the locker room on his knee scooter. … Click to Continue

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  • Nuggets beat Kings 114-98 without coach and 2 starters

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Will Barton and Trey Lyles made two 3-pointers apiece during a big run in the third quarter, and the short-handed Denver Nuggets pulled away to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-98 on Monday night. Barton finished with 25 points, six rebounds and five assists in his third ...

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  • Lonzo Ball Says LeBron James Is 'The Best Player in the World'

    Lonzo Ball and LeBron James both got their second career triple-doubles at 20 years, 23 days old, according to ESPN Stats and Info. Apparently, just being in the same conversation as the Cleveland Cavaliers star is huge for the rookie. "LeBron James is the best player in the world," Ball said Monday, per Ryan Ward of Clutch Points. "Me compared to him; that's a blessing." This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content...

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  • Do Lonzo Ball's strengths make up for his glaring weaknesses?

    The Lakers rookie has shown historic inaccuracy as a shooter, but he stuffs the box score. Has he been more good than bad?

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  • Lakers News: Lonzo Ball, Luke Walton Discuss Rookie's Triple-Double vs. Nuggets

    The shooting still isn't there. But Lonzo Ball proved once again Sunday night that he can fill up a stat sheet, recording his second triple-double of the season in a 127-109 win over the Denver Nuggets. Ball finished with 11 points, a career-high 16 rebounds and 11 assists. The Lakers outscored the Nuggets by 29 points when he was on the floor, which was the best mark among all players. While Ball has been rightfully (albeit a bit overzealously) criticized for his poor shooting and inconsistent...

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  • Twin brothers Robin and Brook Lopez were raised to be different

    Deborah Ledford used a simple philosophy as she navigated the complex task of raising four boys as a single working mother in Fresno, Calif. “You don’t worry about the dirt in the corners,” Ledford said by phone. As long as the clothes and dishes were clean, and ample food fueled the growing Lopez...

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  • Lonzo Ball Grabs 16 Rebounds, Records Triple-Double as Lakers Blow Out Nuggets

    Lonzo Ball gets a lot of criticism, but he fired back at his critics Sunday night with his second career triple-double.   The rookie point guard finished with 11 points, 11 assists and 16 rebounds while leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 127-109 win over the Denver Nuggets. It was the second-highest scoring output of the season for Los Angeles, and the Nuggets simply couldn't keep up after Nikola Jokic got ejected in the first half. The Lakers improved to 7-10 with the win, while Denver is now...

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  • Lonzo Ball's triple-double sends Lakers past Denver, 127-109

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lonzo Ball had his second career triple-double and Julius Randle scored 24 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' 127-109 victory over the short-handed Denver Nuggets on Sunday night. Ball had 11 points, a career-high 16 rebounds and 11 assists in the 20-year-old rookie's first triple-double in ...

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  • Lakers player spoke to Ball about avoiding fight

    Lakers coach Luke Walton said Saturday that "someone on our team talked with" Lonzo Ball after the rookie point guard walked away from a scuffle toward the end of Friday night's game against the Suns.

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  • Lonzo Ball Discusses Walking Away from Scuffle in Loss vs. Suns

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tyler Ulis were involved in a brief scuffle during the fourth quarter of the Phoenix Suns' 122-113 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at Staples Center, but the focus after the game wasn't on their heated exchange. Rather, the spotlight shined on Lonzo Ball—who was seen walking away from the altercation without interceding.  After the loss, Ball explained why he didn't try and jump into the fracas.  "It's the NBA," he said, according to Southern...

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  • Lonzo Ball Gets Pregame Haircut, Struggles to Score in Lakers' Loss to Suns

    Friday's performance marked an improvement for Lonzo Ball, who had six points on 3-of-7 shooting with six assists, six rebounds and five stealsin the Los Angeles Lakers' 122-113loss against the Phoenix Suns. After Ball shot 1-of-9 with two points against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, Lakers head coach Luke Walton was forced to answer questions about keeping his rookie point guard in the starting lineup.  "He's our starting point guard," Walton told reporters. "There're no talks as of now...

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  • Devin Booker's 33 points power Suns past Lakers, 122-113

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Devin Booker hit six 3-pointers while scoring 33 points, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time in three tries this season, 122-113 on Friday night. Alex Len had 17 points and 18 rebounds for the Suns, who won for just ...

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  • Fresh trim, fresh start? Cold Lonzo gets haircut

    Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball was seen with a fresh haircut and burying several 3-pointers at the end of shootaround before Friday's game against the Suns.

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  • Lakers Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz Surrounding Julius Randle

    Julius Randle has been one of the Lakers' most consistent players this season, but his time with the team might be limited. The organization remains focused on maintaining cap space for next summer, and it appears willing to do whatever is necessary to rid itself of contracts that could stand in the way of bringing in high-priced free agents. While this means Luol Deng and the remainder of his four-year, $72 million deal will have to be dealt with, one possibility is adding Randle to a potential...

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