Washington—Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry will enjoy watching the Golden State Warriors hoist another championship banner Tuesday when they open the 2018-19 NBA campaign against Oklahoma City.
LeBron James isn’t often going out of his way to fuel the hype machine about the young Lakers either, but both sides have let signs of their excitement sneak through.
It took less than a week for the young core of the Los Angeles Lakers to show they weren’t going to be fawning fanboys in the face of LeBron James’ presence, a reality best punctuated when just four days after James officially convened with the team on Media Day, Lonzo Ball made it clear that despite James being his favorite player growing up, he wasn’t some starstruck kid anymore.
NEW YORK -- LeBron James' first game against the Warriors as a Laker drew nearly 2 million viewers, making it ESPN's most-watched preseason game ever.
The Lakers' 123-113 victory Wednesday night in Las Vegas was watched by 1.98 million viewers, the network said Thursday. A spokesman says that is the most viewers for an NBA preseason game on any network since at least 1994, which is as far back as the records go.
Lonzo Ball looked really good for the Lakers this preseason. Luke Walton definitely noticed.
Lonzo Ball returned for the final two games of the Los Angeles Lakers preseason slate, and his impact was undeniable. Whether it was enough to push him into the starting lineup opening night still remains to be seen, but the time he spent on the court was very promising nonetheless.
One of the biggest story lines in the NBA is whether newly signed Lakers star LeBron James and point guard Lonzo Ball can coexist and thrive in 2018-19.
The Lakers got their first glimpse of the two players on the court at the same time in Wednesday's preseason win over the defending champion Golden State Warriors in Las Vegas.
Anthony Davis is trying to focus on the present even while his switching to the same agent as LeBron James triggers a cascade of free agency speculation and Lakers trade rumors.
The Los Angeles Lakers will be extremely active in the market for a second superstar to play alongside LeBron James for the foreseeable future. They’ll have options, as several max players will hit free agency over the next couple years, and speculation has been swirling about one name in particular, especially since he switched agents to Rich Paul of Klutch Sports: Anthony Davis.
Kyle Kuzma and LeBron James both liked what they saw from Lonzo Ball in his return to the Lakers lineup.
LeBron James and Lonzo Ball had never played on the same team before they suited up together as the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, not even in a scrimmage, but the instant chemistry the two displayed on the floor made it seem like they had been longtime teammates.