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2017 Schedule
17-65, 5th in Pacific
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Kobe and the Laker kids

On the occasion of Kobe Bryant's 38th birthday, it's worth noting that one of three current Lakers had not been born when Bryant celebrated his last birthday in high school. Two others were far from taking their first jump shots.

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Kobe Bryant enfocado en su nueva carrera fuera de la cancha

Tras su retiro de las tablas, Kobe Bryant sigue demostrando que es uno de los competidores más feroces que existe, pero ahora su talento lo exhibe en salas de reuniones de negocios. Leer

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Remembering 81 on Kobe's 38th

With Kobe Bryant celebrating his birthday on Tuesday, we compare his highest scoring game to that of a man came out of his second NBA retirement at age 38.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Lakers formally announced Tuesday that they've signed rookie forward Brandon Ingram, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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With 3rd pick in 2017 draft, Lakers would ...

Chad Ford writes that Los Angeles would select Kansas freshman Josh Jackson. Ford has the 6-foot-8 forward, who only signed with the Jayhawks in May, atop his big board. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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City of L.A. will celebrate 'Kobe Bryant Day'

The city of Los Angeles will honor Kobe Bryant on a day that commemorates the two jersey numbers the Lakers legend wore during his career: 8 and 24.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Lakers formally announced Monday signing forward/center Yi Jianlian. ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne had previously reported that the Lakers had agreed to terms on a one-year deal in the $8 million range for the veteran forward, who has been out of the NBA since the 2011-12 season, when he played with the Dallas Mavericks. "We're excited to have a player of his worldwide accomplishments," Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a release. "We look forward to bringing him to training camp and hopefully having him make an impact on our team."

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Playing conservative ball

Richard Nixon, 'Negroes,' 'law and order' -- and the 1968 presidential election that had Wilt Chamberlain feeling like a black Republican

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Kobe jumps into $100 million investment project

Kobe Bryant will partner with investor Jeff Stibel, the vice chairman of Dun & Bradstreet and chairman of BrainGate, in a $100 million media, technology and data fund.

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Iverson talks favorite players and more

Among the topics that Allen Iverson discussed with rapper Jadakiss in a recent interview was his five favorite players. Iverson, who's heading into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September, included Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. AI's five faves

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Happy birthday to Wilt the Stilt

Wilt Chamberlain was born on Aug. 21, 1936. He was an All-Star in 13 of his 14 NBA seasons for the Warriors, 76ers and Lakers (following one season with the Harlem Globetrotters) and ranks fifth in career points. He died in 1999.

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Lakers: Recent signing of Jianlian

Allen Sliwa discusses the recent signing of Yi Jianlian and looks back at the top stories that came from Team U.S.A. Plus, Eric Pincus from BasketballInsiders.com joins the show to discuss all things Olympics and Lakers.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Lakers officially announced several personal moves Friday. First, Jud Buechler, Brian Keef, and Theo Robertson have joined the Lakers as player development coaches; Casey Owens has been named assistant coach/advance professional scout; and Will Scott has been named to the staff as video coordinator, the team announced in a press release. Buechler, Keef and Roberts will join associate head coach Brian Shaw and assistant coaches Jesse Mermuys and Mark Madsen on the staff of first-year Lakers head coach Luke Walton.

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Modern NBA is perfect for international bigs like Yi

Veteran NBA coach Del Harris thinks that international bigs like China's Yi Jianlian have an edge in the modern NBA, and that a coach like the Lakers' Luke Walton can get the most out of Yi.

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Kobe on Lakers: They have a lot of potential

Mike Trudell and Freddie Prinze Jr. react to Kobe Bryant's remarks about Luke Walton's coaching philosophy, the Lakers young core and D'Angelo Russell's growth as a player.

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What will Russell do for an encore?

D'Angelo Russell was the second overall draftee last summer and finished ninth in voting for rookie of the year. Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton rate the 6-foot-5 point guard slightly higher than that among second-year NBA players. Top sophs for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Ranking 10 best sophomores this NBA season

Who will be the top 10 sophomores in 2016-17? Where do D'Angelo Russell, Justise Winslow and Devin Booker land? Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton rank the NBA's best second-year players.

Team Stats

Points Per Game97.330th
Rebounds Per Game43.021st
Assists Per Game18.030th
Points Allowed106.927th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-161765.207
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329
2012-134537.549
2011-124125.621

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