LeBron James is once again an NBA champion. This is his fourth NBA title and this one was unlike anything we’ve ever seen. He’s now won a title with three different franchises. This was his year 17 season. That is all insane. Another thing that is truly crazy is the fact that people thought this would somehow settle the Michael Jordan and LeBron debate. Like it would suddenly go away or either side would just concede. If anything, this is going to make people dig in even more. LeBron has even more ammo for his career now. He just won a title with the Lakers and won yet another Finals MVP award. He’s now legitimately in striking distance of MJ and those six titles. Will he be able to get there? We’ll have to see, but he’s closer than ever and on a pretty damn good Lakers team.
With the shot clock winding down and Nikola Jokic in a rare struggle to find a teammate, Jamal Murray scurried toward him, then away, then back to the Serbian to free himself from Paul George. All that just for Kawhi Leonard to switch onto him as he finally received the ball. But the daunting task of taking down the reigning Finals MVP and former Defensive Player of the Year did little in the way of fazing him—Murray calmly rose up and hoisted a shot going to his right and almost fading into Doc Rivers and a referee on the sidelines. It was the type of shot that fit only one description:
Magic Johnson is stepping down from his position as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Continue reading Magic Johnson Is Stepping Down as Lakers President of Basketball Operations
Much has been made of where Anthony Davis might go if he were to leave the New Orleans Pelicans. Publicly, AD has continued to say all the right things, even handling the LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s fawning with grace. Continue reading Anthony Davis Reportedly Isn’t Playing for Pelicans Beyond This Season
Although Phil Jackson‘s time running the Knicks didn’t go as well as he might have hoped, he remains one of the most revered coaches in sports history. He employed unconventional and effective methods for connecting with his players, and his triangle offense was revolutionary. It also certainly didn’t hurt that he was able to coach some of the greatest players of all-time, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Scottie Pippen. Continue reading Phil Jackson Speaks on the One Thing That Set Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant Apart
Check out Kobe Bryant AKA The Black Mamba’s jersey retirement ceremony as the Los Angeles Lakers organization retires both number 8 and number 24 into the rafters of the Staples Center alongside Lakers greats!!!
On Tuesday afternoon the Los Angeles Lakers sent a pair of players, Timofey Mozgov and D’Angelo Russell, to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick for Thursday evening’s NBA Draft. The news was first reported by head NBA reporting honcho Adrian Wojnarowski: