Lakers to open team facilities on May 16

After getting the a-ok from Los Angeles county health and government officials, the L.A. Lakers are seemingly set to reopen their practice facilities Saturday, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. The league gave the go-ahead for teams to reopen facilities starting May 8, but at this juncture there is no plans to resume the season. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a conference call last Friday that the league was working on a plan that could entail playing games in one or two…

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Los Angeles Lakers plan to reopen facilities in mid-May

It seems that the dominoes are beginning to be put in place to clear a path to NBA basketball returning. Following the news of the Trail Blazers, Nuggets and Rockets re-opening their team facilities on Friday, the Los Angeles Lakers announced their intent to open their facilities May 16, according to reporting from The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. Other teams will likely announce their plans in the coming days.

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Lakers say all players corona symptom-free

According to USA Today’s Mark Medina, the Los Angeles Lakers announces all their players are symptom-free following their 14-day home quarantine. Two Laker players tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after the NBA suspended the season. Anthony Davis ,who tested negative for the infection, had this to say, per Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times: “It’s kind of tricky because some guys, you feel fine and you could have it, asymptomatic. And some guys you have all the symptoms. I felt fine and I felt great. I still do. [At…

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Celtics rearrange schedule to attend Kobe Bryant memorial

From Sean T. McGuire of NESN The Boston Celtics will have the opportunity to attend the memorial for former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant at the Staples Center on Feb. 24. The Celtics pushed back their departing flight from Los Angeles so players and staff will be able to attend the memorial, according to The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach. The memorial for Bryant is set for 10 a.m. the morning after the Celtics play the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center at 3:30 p.m. ET. “I knew we’d have a…

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Kobe Bryant: Shock, Awe and Pieces Left to Pick Up

Things were so different just 36 hours ago.  A little over thirty-six hours ago, things for the most part, were right in the basketball world. We were in the midst of celebrating another accomplishment in the career of all-time great Lebron James, who had just passed fellow all-timer Kobe Bryant on the NBA career scoring list, which reinvigorated the Lebron/Kobe debate. The talk of the Association were potential trade talks, what players would round out the All-Star rosters and who would compete in the Slam Dunk competition.  In California, there…

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Los Angeles Lakers injury report versus Brooklyn Nets

The Los Angeles continue their coast swing with a trip to Brooklyn to take on the Nets. Dwight Howard will make first start of the year for JaVale McGee ( illness). Anthony Davis (glute) is expected to play, as are Rajon Rondo (finger) and Kyle Kuzma (ankle). The game tips off on TNT at 8:00 p.m. EST.

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Avery Bradley- done for the night against Pistons

from Megan Armstrong of Bleacher Report: Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday night’s game against the Detroit Pistons with a right ankle sprain, according to team reporter Mike Trudell. Bradley suffered the injury earlier in the game and required assistance to get to the locker room, per Trudell, but his X-rays came back negative. Bradley had five points, one assist, one steal and one block before leaving. Against the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 3, Bradley suffered what the team originally described as a “lower right leg injury.” On Nov. 15, ESPN’s Dave…

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Lebron James out against Nuggets

Lebron James will not play in the team’s game against the Denver Nuggets due to a muscle strain. James and Anthony Davis have propelled the Lakers to a 24-5 record and Lebron is averaging 25.8 points, 7.5rebounds and a league-high 10.6 assists per contest.

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Anthony Davis to play against Milwaukee

Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis will play tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks, according to The Athletic’s Bill Oran, per the team. Davis missed the team’s last game against the Indiana Pacers due to ankle injury.

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Anthony Davis out against Pacers

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis will not be in action when his team takes on the Indiana Pacers due to an ankle injury, according to the team, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. Davis has been playing at an MVP level so far this season, putting up 27.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.3 a night.

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