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No talks about shutting down LeBron

[ad_1] Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton said he has not had any discussions with LeBron James about shutting down the four-time MVP for the remainder of the season.James sat out Tuesday's matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Lakers due to a sore left groin. He missed over a month earlier this season because of a strain to the same groin muscle."We're a much better team when he's on
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Heavyweights out: Giannis, LeBron not playing

[ad_1] MVP front-runner Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will both miss Tuesday night's matchup because of injuries, the teams announced Tuesday.Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 27.5 points and 12.7 rebounds per game for the Eastern Conference-leading Bucks, was ruled out with a sprained right ankle.James will sit out Tuesday's game with a sore left groin. He missed over a month earlier this season
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Antetokounmpo, LeBron ruled out of matchup

[ad_1] MVP front-runner Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will both miss Tuesday night's matchup because of injuries, the teams announced Tuesday.Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 27.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game for the Eastern Conference-leading Bucks, was ruled out with a sprained right ankle.James was ruled out with a sore left groin. He missed over a month earlier this season because of
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LeBron to sit out vs. Bucks with groin injury

[ad_1] Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will not play against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night because of a sore left groin.With 12 games to play, the Lakers trail the LA Clippers by 9.5 games for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, meaning James' personal streaks of 13 straight postseason appearances and eight straight NBA Finals berths are all but finished.James is averaging 27.5 points,
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LeBron blocked late to cap career-worst quarter

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- The worst season of LeBron James' career since he was a rookie hit a new low Sunday with James' worst shooting quarter in his 16 years as a pro.In the Los Angeles Lakers' 124-123 loss to the New York Knicks, James not only had his potential game winning shot blocked in the final seconds by Mario Hezonja but he went 4-for-15 from the field in the
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The sneaker giveaway trend taking over the NBA

[ad_1] 7:01 PM ETNick DePaulaESPN After his second preseason game with the Boston Celtics in 2017, Kyrie Irving walked off the court in Philadelphia and noticed a young fan along the sideline wearing his old No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers jersey.On a whim, Irving kicked off his Nike Kyrie 3 signature sneakers and passed them to the beaming boy."Can you sign them?" the young fan asked as he pulled a Sharpie
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NBA superstars’ new free-agent strategy

[ad_1] IMAGINE FOR A MOMENT that LeBron James didn't sign a four-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers last summer and instead did what he did when he came back to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 and signed a one-year deal with a player option.Let's assume if that were the case, the already shaky situation with the Lakers might be more dramatic at the moment. However, it is not. In
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Jarrett Allen is meeting the NBA’s best at the rim — and winning

[ad_1] WHEN JARRETT ALLEN wants to wind down after a game, he usually slips out of Barclays Center and makes the 30-minute walk to his Brooklyn home.But with his 6-foot-11 frame and signature afro, the Brooklyn Nets' second-year center is easy to identify. So what Allen calls his "me time" is sometimes interrupted by patrons in bars and restaurants along the route."You can hear them yelling, 'Oh, that's Jarrett Allen!'"
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Playoff odds slim, but ‘finish out strong’

[ad_1] CHICAGO -- As bleak as LeBron James' first season with the Los Angeles Lakers has been, he declared that the final chapter of his career won't be as rocky as Year 1 in L.A. has gone."Obviously, I would love for the team to be in the postseason," James said after the Lakers' 123-107 win over the Bulls on Tuesday. "Even if I'm not a part of it, the postseason
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LeBron vs. MJ, this Lakers season and a great NBA what-if

[ad_1] In late June 2016, just days after winning one of the most thrilling and historically significant NBA Finals in history, David Griffin, then the Cleveland Cavaliers' GM, gathered his staff and gave them a directive: Explore ways to get Kevin Durant.Everyone knew even getting a meeting was a long shot. They would have to gut most of their roster around LeBron James to acquire Durant. But they had to