George Mikan: Defining NBA Star Power

More than any other professional team sport in America, the NBA has maintained a symbiotic relationship with its stars. The NBA–or “The League”, as it’s known by many–has been widely recognized as a star-driven league. Whether you’re a fan of the NBA, or just a casual observer, you can’t help but to identify the National Basketball Association with some of the greatest and entertaining players to ever have earned an NBA paycheck. Just in case you’re wondering about how long this star-driven system has been in place, we have to…

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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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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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Kawhi to miss game against Knicks

There is another Los Angeles Clippers game taking place that Kawhi Leonard will not be part of. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, the superstar forward will be held out of the team’s Sunday game against the New York Knicks will what’s being termed “knee maintenance” This will be the tenth game that Leonard his missed so far this season. In the 28 games he has averaged 25.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists.

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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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Lakers: Rondo back, Kuzma misses second straight game

According to Mike Trudell of SpectrumSN, Lakers’ point guard Rajon Rondo will be back in the Los Angeles lineup against the Miami Heat, while Kyle Kuzma’s ankle will cost him his second consecutive game. Jared Dudley could see increased time in lieu of Kuz’s absence.

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