2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
42-30, 3rd in Pacific
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3dDave McMenamin

Lakers extend qualifying offer to Horton-Tucker

The Los Angeles Lakers made their first move in what promises to be a busy offseason by extending a qualifying offer to second-year guard Talen Horton-Tucker, the team announced Thursday.

Russ over CP3 for the Lakers? Perk states his case (2:24)
3d
Top recruit Emoni Bates goes back-and-forth with Bronny in front of LeBron (0:38)
3d
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4dDoug Kezirian

Nets open as '21-22 favorites; Lakers, Bucks next

The Brooklyn Nets have opened as the favorites to win the 2021-22 NBA championship, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks.

Booker: 'I should never be compared to Kobe Bryant' (0:52)
6d
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9dTory Barron

How we finally got the 'Space Jam' sequel we deserve, 25 years later

A "Space Jam" extended universe? Kobe directing? Before there was "Space Jam: A New Legacy," with LeBron James, there was an array of sequel ideas -- one with Tiger Woods and one with Tony Hawk -- that never came to be and a lot of hints and hype.

Does Giannis' block top LeBron's for best in NBA Finals history? (2:18)
10d
LeBron never stops coaching, even when watching his son play on TV (0:48)
11d
LeBron shows love to sketch comedian famous for impersonating him (0:38)
10d
Bronny shows out in AAU tournament (0:28)
12d
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15d

Dodgers co-owners seal purchase of Lakers stake

Philip Anschutz sold his 27% minority interest in the Los Angeles Lakers to Los Angeles Dodgers co-owners Mark Walter and Todd Boehly in a deal that closed Friday.

LeBron's chase-down block and more of his best NBA Finals plays (3:34)
10d
LeBron James coaches up son Bronny at halftime (0:28)
22d
Stephen A. calls LeBron the 'ringleader' of NBA complainers (2:58)
25d
Bosh on what Fizdale will bring to Lakers' bench (1:10)
25d
Colangelo doesn't see LeBron playing for Team USA again (0:42)
25d
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25d

No more Olympics for LeBron, Colangelo says

With LeBron James having opted out of the past two Olympic cycles, his international career with Team USA is likely over, USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo told ESPN's Keyshawn, JWill and Zubin.

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25d

Sources: Lakers finalizing deal to hire Fizdale

Two-time NBA head coach David Fizdale, who helped coach LeBron James as a longtime assistant with the Miami Heat, is finalizing a deal to join Frank Vogel's staff with the Lakers, sources told ESPN.

Why Jalen isn't blaming the NBA for recent player injuries (1:33)
25d
LeBron and Bronny on their feet after Bryce James' Eurostep (0:24)
28d

Team Stats

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

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2019-205219.732
2018-193745.451
2017-183547.427