How LeBron James Became King of the Internet: A King’s Reign Podcast

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How did LeBron James become “King of the Internet”? The traditional media spotlight (Cover of Sports Illustrated at 17. High school games on ESPN. Drafted No. 1 overall in 2003.) made LeBron James a sensation long before YouTube (founded in 2005), Twitter (launched in 2006) and Instagram (debuted in 2010). But these social media sites … Read more

Assessing the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard Trade 5 Years Later

DeMar DeRozan #10 of the San Antonio Spurs greets Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors at the end of the game at the AT&T Center on January 3, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Ronald Cortes/Getty Images A controversial trade that sent then-face of the San Antonio Spurs franchise, Kawhi Leonard, to the Toronto Raptors … Read more

Lakers depth chart predictions: Evaluating LA’s roster after the start of free agency

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It’s been about two weeks since the start of NBA free agency, which means it’s time to take a step back and evaluate where the Lakers’ newly lauded roster stands. Let’s recap: Lakers re-signed Austin Reaves, Rui Hachimura and D’Angelo Russell; guaranteed Jarred Vanderbilt’s partially guaranteed contract; signed Gabe Vincent, Taurean Prince, Jaxson Hayes and … Read more

The Lakers’ Max Christie is making his case for more minutes after reaching a level in summer league

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LAS VEGAS — Late in the first half of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 103-96 summer league victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, sophomore wing Max Christie stepped to the free throw line after being fouled on an alley-oop attempt. Less than a minute earlier, Christie completed what he considered “the best dunk” of … Read more

Rob Pelinka: Lakers reached offseason goals but ‘actively searching’ for another center

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LAS VEGAS — Although the Lakers have been unanimously considered one of the winners of the offseason, vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka said Sunday that the organization is still looking to add another key piece to its roster. The Lakers re-signed Austin Reaves, Rui Hachimura and D’Angelo Russell; signed Gabe … Read more

The NBA unveils long-awaited plans for a regular season tournament that starts in November

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Coming soon: The NBA Cup. The NBA unveiled details Saturday for its season opener, which will have a prize pool of about $18 million and will be capped by a championship game — which does not count toward the standings — in Las Vegas on Dec. 9. It’s an event NBA … Read more

USA Basketball unveils the 12-man roster for this summer’s World Cup in the Philippines

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Grant Hill began working on the USA Basketball roster for this summer’s World Cup many months ago, long before the first invitations were extended. The result, he hopes, will make it all worth the effort. USA Basketball formally unveiled the 12-player world championship roster Thursday, with no changes to the group … Read more

Hollinger: Suns lead as early NBA free-agency winners

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Follow live free-agency news and analysis from our entire NBA staff, and Sign up for The Bounce to get basketball content delivered straight to your inbox. How do you win in NBA free agency without money? The Phoenix Suns may have just found a way that has eerie echoes of the 2021-22 Golden State Warriors … Read more