Not going to ‘harp’ after more poor Lakers shooting

LOS ANGELES — The Lakers can’t hit outside shots. That much is clear after L.A. shot 9-for-45 from 3 in Thursday night’s 103-97 loss to the Clippers. That total somehow managed to be even worse than the Lakers’ 10-for-40 clip from deep in their opening-night loss to the Golden State Warriors. Yet while LeBron James … Read more

Lowe’s League Pass Rankings – The top 10 must-watch teams this season

Here we go: The top 10 in our 2022-2023 League Pass Rankings! We revealed Nos. 30-11 on Tuesday, and you can read about the rankings formula there. 10. DALLAS MAVERICKS (35) Look at this soul-snatcher: That is the smile of someone who knows he has you. The Mavs’ offense is one-dimensional — Luka Doncic walks … Read more

LeBron James’ chase for the NBA scoring title and other milestones

Following yet another defeat in the middle of a lost season, LeBron James was asked a question at Miami’s FTX Arena that invited him to escape the losing moment to broaden and brighten his view. What did James think about being within striking distance of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s heralded all-time NBA scoring record of 38,387 points? … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James headlining new ownership group in Major League Pickleball

LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s LRMR Ventures is headlining a new ownership group in Major League Pickleball. The group also includes investment firm SC Holdings, NBA champions Draymond Green and Kevin Love, the SpringHill Company CMO Paul Rivera, and Relevent Sports Group co-owner and CEO Daniel Sillman. “Having SC Holdings, LRMR Ventures, and their incredible … Read more

NBArank roundtable – Surprises, snubs and LeBron James’ future

NBArank is in the books for the 2022-23 season. How’d we do? Our top five was unveiled on Friday, with the Milwaukee Bucks‘ Giannis Antetokounmpo reclaiming the No. 1 spot following a three-year absence. The Denver Nuggets‘ Nikola Jokic, Dallas Mavericks‘ Luka Doncic, Philadelphia 76ers‘ Joel Embiid and Golden State Warriors‘ Stephen Curry rounded out … Read more

NBArank 2022 – Ranking the best players for 2022-23, from 10 to 6

NBArank is back for its 12th season counting down the best players in the league. Where are MVP candidates such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic? What about rookies and young stars ready to take the leap into the upper tier of NBA players? Where is LeBron James, who is entering … Read more

After Robert Sarver investigation, LeBron James adamant NBA ‘definitely got this wrong’

LeBron James detailed his disappointment with the NBA’s punishment of Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, writing “our league definitely got this wrong” in a series of social media posts Wednesday. Sarver was banned from the NBA for one year and fined $10 million after the league on Tuesday released its findings from a 10-month independent … Read more

Frances Tiafoe surprised by LeBron James after upset win

NEW YORK — Just over an hour after Frances Tiafoe upset 22-time major champion Rafael Nadal, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, on Monday in front of an adoring near-capacity crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium to advance to his first US Open quarterfinals, his night somehow got even better. While checking his phone after getting back to … Read more

NBA offseason survey – What coaches, scouts and execs are watching ahead of 2022-23

7:10 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN For the first time in three years, the NBA offseason is back to normal. After the turmoil and upheaval of the past two-plus years, which forced the league to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the NBA is in the middle of a much-needed quiet stretch ahead of next month’s training camps. … Read more