Lakers Rondo and Caldwell-Pope to opt out contracts

As a professional athlete the offseason after winning a championship can be a time to cash in. The incumbent champ will want to keep the player and other clubs will want the “championship pedigree” these players have and are willing to pay for it. Such could be the case for Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Lakers guards, fresh off winning an NBA title on Sunday are expected to both opt out of their current deals and enter free agency. However The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania reports the Lakers…

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Anthony Davis to play in Game 6

It should not come as a shock to anyone but Lakers big man Anthony Davis will play in tonight’s game 6 of the NBA Finals. per Mark Medina of USA Today: If the Lakers are to claim their seventeenth world title with a win, either tonight or in game 7, then Davis will need to be as close to 100% as possible.

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Could the Lebron, AD and the Lakers be in trouble?

For many, Game 5 of the 2020 served merely as the preceding formality to a coronation. Whether they like to admit it, it seems the Lakers had one eye on the Larry O’Brien trophy. Wearing special shoes and talk of the honor of winning for Kobe is a clear giveaway that there were thoughts that the end of the NBA Finals would soon be at hand. Media members of the Lebron James Fanboy Association were preparing their talking points to spread to the masses of how James is now the…

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Game 5 2020 NBA Finals Recap

Who Got It Done pt rb ast Jimmy ButlerMIA @ LAL 35 12 11   Triple-double, 5 stl LeBron JamesLAL vs. MIA 40 13 7   6-9 3-pt Anthony DavisLAL vs. MIA 28 12 3   3 stl , 3 blk Duncan RobinsonMIA @ LAL 26 5 2   7-13 3-pt Kendrick NunnMIA @ LAL 14 4 3 K. Caldwell-PopeLAL vs. MIA 16 3 2 Bam AdebayoMIA @ LAL 13 4 4 Tyler HerroMIA @ LAL 12 1 3 Rajon RondoLAL vs. MIA 4 5 5   2 stl Danny GreenLAL vs. MIA 8 1…

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Frank Vogel calls out late game officiating in Game 5 Loss.

Whenever a team loses a ballgame, there is usually one or a multitude of things that team can point to as contributing to their defeat. For Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel it was the officials, who he felt dropped the ball on two calls that hurt his club and he had no problems making that known in the postgame. Typically making such comments directly at officials will warrant a fine so it remains to see what , if any action, the League will take.

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Heat pushes Finals to sixth game with 111-108 victory

By Tim Reynolds, AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) The trophy was ready.  Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat delayed its appearance. The NBA Finals are not over, not after Butler and the Heat pulled off a virtuoso performance in Game 5 on Friday night.  Butler had 35 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Heat watched Danny Green’s wide-open 3-pointer in the final seconds bounce off the rim on the way to beating Los Angeles 111-108 – cutting the Lakers’ lead in the title series to…

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Lakers loss in game 3: Bump in the road or do we have a real series?

I have no rooting interest in the NBA Finals; all I want to see as many games of quality basketball in this series as possible. After watching the first two games of the 2020 NBA Finals, I thought I would be denied that , as the Lakers easily overwhelmed the Heat in the first two contests. While I fully expected to continue to compete, I did not have the expectation, as I did with Denver, that they were always on the verge of a comeback. It seemed that the Heat…

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Game 3 2020 NBA Finals Recap

Who Got It Done Jimmy G. Buckets was on full display in game 3. pt rb ast Jimmy ButlerMIA vs. LAL 40 11 13   Triple-double LeBron JamesLAL @ MIA 25 10 8   2 blk Kelly OlynykMIA vs. LAL 17 7 1   2 stl Markieff MorrisLAL @ MIA 19 6 2 Kyle KuzmaLAL @ MIA 19 3 0 Anthony DavisLAL @ MIA 15 5 3   2 stl Duncan RobinsonMIA vs. LAL 13 5 3   2 stl Tyler HerroMIA vs. LAL 17 3 2 Alex CarusoLAL @ MIA 8 1 2 Meyers…

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September 26, 2020 NBA Playoff Recap: Lakers return to the NBA Finals

Who Got it Done Lebron James with an impressive performance , particularly down the stretch, helped push the Los Angeles Lakers to victory in game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, their first time in the championship round since 2010. pt rb ast LeBron JamesLAL vs. DEN 38 16 10   Triple-double Anthony DavisLAL vs. DEN 27 5 3   2 stl Nikola JokićDEN @ LAL 20 7 5   3 stl Jerami GrantDEN @ LAL 20 9 1 Jamal MurrayDEN @ LAL 19 4 8 Monte MorrisDEN @ LAL 10 2 7…

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So now Lebron hates narratives?

Lebron James made it perfectly clear that he was less than happy with the share of MVP votes he received and of course it made headlines across the sporting world. However the overwhelming majority of sports outlets are lazy and /or don’t let facts get in the way of a good story, ceased their “reporting” of his statement at that point. If they did, they would have found that Lebron made several salient and ironic points. Lebron discussed the 2013 DPOY award/vote, something thar seems to still be a sore…

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