For a few exciting minutes in the fourth quarter, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers resembled the championship-caliber dynamo everybody expected this season, making a big run and surging past the Miami Heat. And then LeBron James calmly demonstrated why the Heat are the defending NBA champions and the Lakers are in 11th place in the Western Conference.
Miami Heat fans have been doing a lot of hand wringing as of late due to the team’s repeated rebounding woes contributing to a few losses. But the Heat is in first place, something another team of superstars out west are nowhere near.
Kobe Bryant is no longer a holdout. He’s on Twitter.
Dwyane Wade has become one of the most beloved sports stars in South Florida history thanks to his superb play on the court and his work in the community. But some recent plays have some questioning whether Wade is a “dirty” player.
LeBron James is atop the NBA’s jersey-sales list once again. The Miami Heat star has the league’s hottest-selling jersey, marking the third time the NBA’s reigning MVP and Finals MVP has held that distinction. James was No. 4 in the most recent rankings, released in April.
The Los Angeles Lakers shocked the basketball world Monday morning when they hired former New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns head coach Mike D’Antoni to be the team’s new head coach, replacing Mike Brown who was fired on Friday.
The Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers are the odds on favorites to play for the NBA championship next June and their payrolls are proof of that.
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has never been one to shy away from saying he’s the greatest player in the game. But his latest quip is drawing laughter from NBA Hall of Famers and from the sports world in general.
Russell Westbrook scored 28 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-90 to eliminate the Lakers in five games.
Russell Westbrook scored 10 of his 37 points during a stirring fourth-quarter comeback, Kevin Durant added 31 points and hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder seized control of the second-round series with a 103-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 on Saturday night.