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0-3, 5th in Pacific

Did LeBron James Choke In OT?

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Izzy Gutierrez question if we should be over-reacting to the Lakers slow start, if Pat Shurmur is the reason the Giants lost to the Falcons, if we trust Jon Gruden's process with the Raiders and much more.

MacMullan: Rondo's name-calling with CP3 was 'low blow' (1:43)
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Rondo denies spitting, says Paul is no 'good guy'

Rajon Rondo said a mouthguard would impact his ability to intentionally spit on someone, and that the NBA catered to Chris Paul's "good guy" image when determining bans.

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The Right Time: Reid vs. Jenkins & NBA fight

Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the pre-game altercation between Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins (0:37) and the Lakers-Rockets fight (17:42). Plus, what the reactions to the fight say about where the league is at today (28:19). Also, IYHH (41:58) and another edition of "Unblock Me Bo!"(51:47).

Basketball: A Love Story -NBA It's Fantastic (1:16)
Stephen A. concerned by Lakers' pace (1:26)
Jalen: Lakers fans expect LeBron to be more clutch in OT (1:00)
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20hDave McMenamin

LeBron downplays weight of Lakers' 0-3 start

LeBron James says he isn't fazed one bit by what has unfolded so far with the Lakers, after they dropped to his first 0-3 start since his second year in the NBA.

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21hOhm Youngmisuk

Walton trumpets foul disparity: 'It's not right'

Luke Walton was critical of the officiating following the Lakers' loss to the Spurs, after what he believed were missed calls on the Lakers and LeBron James.

LeBron: I 'got the shot that I wanted' (1:09)

Doug Kezirian ESPN 

Lakers have yet to cover the point spread in any of their 3 games. Last year, the Cavs had the second-worst cover percentage of any NBA team over the past decade. LeBron draws backers at the betting window even though he doesn't reward them that often.

LeBron, Lakers come up short in OT against Spurs (1:10)
Walton sounds off on refs: 'It's not right' (1:09)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton praised Kyle Kuzma and said "nights like this" is why they're so big on Kuzma. And Walton liked the shots Lonzo Ball hit tonight. Walton was pleased with the two stepping up in starts for Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo.


Spurs rally to keep Lakers winless with LeBron, 143-142

Patty Mills hit a go-ahead jumper with 6.8 seconds left and the San Antonio Spurs kept the Los Angeles Lakers winless with LeBron James, rallying from a six-point deficit in the final minute of overtime for a wild 143-142 victory Monday night.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton on the last play of the game: "We'll take LeBron [James] going to his left for a step-back jumper [every time]."

LeBron misses game-winning shot (0:26)
LeBron misses clutch FTAs, potential winning jumper (1:17)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton opens his postgame press conference venting about the foul calling. Walton is steamed over several calls the Lakers feel were missed, especially on LeBron James. "Let's not reward people flopping 30 feet [away]," Walton said. The Lakers coach admits that the Lakers are fouling too much but he's angry about the lack of calls the Lakers are getting.

LeBron picks up and-1 off wild sequence (0:37)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James missed what would have been a game-winning shot as San Antonio escaped with a 143-142 overtime victory. James finished with 32 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds The young Lakers did not disappoint James tonight. With Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram suspended, Kyle Kuzma scored 37 points, Josh Hart had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Lonzo Ball in his first start of the season had 14 points, six assists and six rebounds.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James has pretty much done it all tonight against San Antonio but he missed two free throws with 11.2 seconds left with the Lakers clinging to a 142-141 lead in overtime. Just about the only blemish on his night.

LeBron feeds Lonzo for corner 3 in OT (0:15)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

On Oct. 13th, the Lakers cut Johnathan Williams. On Oct. 19th, the Lakers re-signed Williams to a two-way contract. On Oct. 20th, two Lakers got in a fight leading to suspensions. On Oct. 22, Williams has 8 pts and 4 reb in 12 minutes and is playing center against the Spurs in overtime after JaVale McGee fouled out.

Team Stats

Points Per Game125.33rd
Rebounds Per Game47.313th
Assists Per Game28.0Tied-2nd
Points Allowed131.730th

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