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May 26

How Kareem Abdul-Jabbar formed close bond with John Wooden despite different backgrounds

Eager for any advice on how to succeed in the classroom and the court at the college level, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then a UCLA freshman known as Lew Alcindor, had already established a bond with then-UCLA basketball coach John Wooden before the two visit…

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May 24

Byron Scott ‘felt betrayed, lied to and deceived’ by Mitch Kupchak, Jim Buss

Byron Scott and Luke Walton had an unexpected meeting a few months ago, crossing paths at a restaurant after one of the Lakers’ late-season games. After exchanging pleasantries, their conversation shifted to Walton’s first season as the Lakers’ head co…

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May 24

Cavaliers’ focus has sharpened

BOSTON >> It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the NBA playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason.

After cruising to a 2-0 Eastern Conference finals lead over Boston, the Cavs were humbled at home in a Game 3 loss, and needed a 42-point night from Kyrie Irving to battle back from a 16-point hole and win Game 4.

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May 24

Lakers: Defensive-minded Kadeem Allen among players worked out

EL SEGUNDO >> When Arizona won a pair of games to advance to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament last March, Lakers coach Luke Walton made sure to display a little school pride.

Walton, who played for the Wildcats from 1999-2003, trotted out a series of Arizona T-shirts during his news conferences in support of the team.

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May 23

Brandon Ingram will train with Kobe Bryant, ‘dream big’

The most intriguing Lakers workout this summer might not involve UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, Washington’s Markelle Fultz, Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox or Kansas’ Josh Jackson.The Lakers surely will play host to those players as they evaluate their options with their…

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May 23

Irving’s 42, LeBron’s 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4

CLEVELAND >> Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet.

The pain didn’t stop him. The Celtics didn’t either.

Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an almost inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat Boston 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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May 22

Lakers hold auditions for 28th pick in NBA draft

EL SEGUNDO – Kyle Kuzma on Monday spoke confidently when he was asked what he can provide an NBA team.”I think I can bring to the NBA just versatility,” he said. “I think the league is going to four men that can pass, dribble, shoot, defend. And I thin…

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May 22

Cavaliers coach defends LeBron after ‘weird’ loss

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio >> LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile.

Just as he did in Game 3.

James did not address the media Monday, hours after one of the worst postseason games of his career, an 11-point, six-turnover, head-scratching atrocity in a 111-108 loss to the Boston Celtics that for the time being has made the Eastern Conference finals interesting.

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May 21

Celtics stun, LeBron, Cavaliers in Game 3 victory

Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer danced around the rim and dropped in with less than a second left and the Boston Celtics, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star Isaiah Thomas, stunned the Cleveland Cavalier…

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May 19

Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and then what? Projecting the top of the 2017 NBA draft

The world learned the order of selections for next month’s NBA draft Tuesday night, with the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers winning the top three picks.

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May 18

Lonzo Ball to the Lakers may not be a foregone conclusion

Still. For any team holding the second pick in a loaded draft, especially one whose top evaluators saw it in person, Ball’s juxtaposition with Fox couldn’t be easily forgotten.

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May 18

NBA talent evaluators expect Lakers to select Lonzo Ball with No. 2 pick

NEW YORK >> The script feels as predictable as a Hollywood summer blockbuster.

A star basketball player grows up in Southern California determined to model his game after Magic Johnson, the Hall of Fame Lakers point guard whose playing career was over before this prodigy was born.

Johnson brought “Showtime” style to the 1980s Lakers with no-look passes, clutch shots and an infectious smile, qualities Lonzo Ball mimicked during a standout career at Chino Hills High and his one season at UCLA.

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May 17

Analysis: Celtics get top pick in the 2017 NBA draft, but Lakers also lottery winners

As NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum announced that the Phoenix Suns would have the fourth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft – meaning the Los Angeles Lakers would again defy the odds and keep their top-three protected draft pick for a third straight season – ESPN’s television cameras immediately cut to Magic Johnson sitting on the dais. Johnson, understandably, was in a good mood. He flashed his trademark smile, pumped his fist, and even did a little shimmy in his seat.

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May 17

Is Lonzo Ball the right choice for the Lakers at No. 2?

The Los Angeles Lakers have landed the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and could select UCLA’s Lonzo Ball. Following the draft lottery, NBA fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the possibly of Lonzo and his father, Lavar, wearing purpl…

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May 17

NBA Draft Lottery: Lakers keep pick with No. 2 selection

NEW YORK – Nearly a month after they spent a season navigating the learning curves of a young team under a first-year coach, the Lakers gained something that could reduce their frustration and accelerate their rebuilding process.The Lakers received th…

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May 16

Tuesday night’s NBA draft lottery is the most consequential in history

The NBA’s annual parade of losers will take place on Tuesday night, when representatives from the 14 teams holding picks from teams that missed the playoffs this season will sit on a dais in New York and hope to hear the league’s deputy commissioner, Mark Tatum, announce them as the winners of its annual draft lottery.

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May 16

Lakers keeping open mind on Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz

NEW YORK >> The text messages and voicemails will soon flood Rob Pelinka’s inbox, as opposing NBA teams entertain and respond to the trade proposals the Lakers’ general manager has considered. The same thing will happen when Magic Johnson inquires about the Lakers’ rebuilding plan.

“We talk every morning.

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May 16

Miller: Lakers one step from being back in Ball game

Hollywood’s team got a Hollywood ending Tuesday, an ending made even more theatrically brilliant in that it’s only a beginning.The Lonzo Ball Era in Lakers lore took an enormous step toward becoming reality when the team won the NBA draft lottery … b…

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May 15

Gary Harris representing Nuggets at NBA draft lottery as Denver hopes to beat the odds

There was minimal luck involved in the ascension of Nuggets guard Gary Harris during his third season in the NBA.

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May 15

NBA draft lottery Ping-Pong balls are set to bounce Tuesday. Here’s what’s at stake.

The Boston Celtics are trying to go from No. 1 seed to No. 1 pick.

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