2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
42-30, 3rd in Pacific
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Vanessa Bryant to settle suit over helicopter crash

Vanessa Bryant and families of other victims in the January 2020 helicopter crash that killed NBA star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others have agreed to settle a lawsuit against the pilot and owners of the helicopter.

Why Magic isn't ready to crown KD as better than LeBron (1:53)
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7dBrianna Williams

Sierra Canyon's sideline continues to attract superstars

For Thursday night's regional semifinal against the Etiwanda Eagles, multiplatinum rapper Drake made his second appearance and brought award-winning actor Michael B. Jordan along with him.

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8dDave McMenamin

LeBron: Predicted injuries after quick turnaround

As the competitive balance of the NBA playoffs has been compromised by a rash of injuries -- with player health affecting just about every second-round series -- Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James says he saw this coming.


Brooklyn Nets Game 5 Highlight Package 6/15

James Harden basket + foul (1st bucket) (71-56 MIL 3Q) Jeff Green 3PTR (76-65 MIL 3Q) Kevin Durant jumper (89-85 MIL 4Q) Kevin Durant 3PTR (94-93 BKN 4Q) Kevin Durant 3PTR (97-96 BKN 4Q) Kevin Durant jumper (101-98 BKN 4Q) Kevin Durant 3PTR (109-105 BKN 4Q)

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9dTim Bontemps

MVP Jokic, Steph highlight All-NBA selections

Nikola Jokic and Stephen Curry were joined on the first team by Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard as the All-NBA selections were announced Tuesday night.

This young NBA fan's impersonations will melt your heart (0:19)

Hour 1: For the Love of the Packers

Jordan Love has looked pretty good early in training camp, but Key still isn’t completely sold on him. Jay likes that Love sounds confident. LeBron is changing his number from 23 back to 6. Also, ESPN NFL Reporter Sal Paolantonio on the Bucs attempt to repeat as Super Bowl champs.

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15dDave McMenamin

Source: LeBron to don No. 6; AD stays with No. 3

Lakers star LeBron James will be changing from No. 23 to No. 6 on his uniform next season, a source confirmed to ESPN, but not to pass on his old number to Anthony Davis, as he intended a couple of years ago.

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Riley fined for tampering over LeBron comments

Heat president Pat Riley was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for violating the league's anti-tampering rule. Riley was fined for comments made during a June 4 radio interview regarding Lakers star LeBron James.

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18dAdrian Wojnarowski

Kidd says he won't vie to become Blazers' coach

Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that he has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Blazers' head-coaching vacancy.

What do the Lakers need next season to succeed? (1:24)
20dNick DePaula

Inside V. Bryant's dispute with Nike over shoe release

The confusion around the shoes' potential release stems from a variety of calendar quirks surrounding the manufacturing timeline, contract clauses heading into the expiration window, and a crucial shipping error. ESPN's Nick DePaula takes a look.

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20dDave McMenamin

Pelinka says goal is to keep Lakers' core together

Rob Pelinka said he is convinced the Lakers could have contended this season if they had remained healthy and that he wants to "keep that core group together."


Spain & Fitz: What's Next in L.A.?

Spain and Fitz talk about the Lakers getting eliminated and the Clippers' season on the brink as they face an elimination game against the Mavs. Plus, what's next for Dame and the Blazers, Marc J Spears on the updated NBA playoff picture and the Bubble Trouble facing last year's successful NBA Bubble teams. Jon Barry joins to preview Mavs/Clippers and Spain and Fitz close out the week with Sports Tinder.

Stephen A. doesn't think LeBron's Lakers will win another title (2:54)
Stephen A. calls out Vogel and Pelinka after Lakers' elimination (1:03)
Limping Lakers make early playoff exit (1:31)

Team Stats

Points Per Game109.522nd
Rebounds Per Game44.216th
Assists Per Game24.715th
Points Allowed106.72nd

Team History