2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
42-30, 3rd in Pacific
This young NBA fan's impersonations will melt your heart (0:19)

Hour 1: For the Love of the Packers

Jordan Love has looked pretty good early in training camp, but Key still isn’t completely sold on him. Jay likes that Love sounds confident. LeBron is changing his number from 23 back to 6. Also, ESPN NFL Reporter Sal Paolantonio on the Bucs attempt to repeat as Super Bowl champs.

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4dDave McMenamin

Source: LeBron to don No. 6; AD stays with No. 3

Lakers star LeBron James will be changing from No. 23 to No. 6 on his uniform next season, a source confirmed to ESPN, but not to pass on his old number to Anthony Davis, as he intended a couple of years ago.

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Riley fined for tampering over LeBron comments

Heat president Pat Riley was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for violating the league's anti-tampering rule. Riley was fined for comments made during a June 4 radio interview regarding Lakers star LeBron James.

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8dAdrian Wojnarowski

Kidd says he won't vie to become Blazers' coach

Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that he has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Blazers' head-coaching vacancy.

What do the Lakers need next season to succeed? (1:24)
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9dDave McMenamin

Pelinka says goal is to keep Lakers' core together

Rob Pelinka said he is convinced the Lakers could have contended this season if they had remained healthy and that he wants to "keep that core group together."

9dNick DePaula

Inside V. Bryant's dispute with Nike over shoe release

The confusion around the shoes' potential release stems from a variety of calendar quirks surrounding the manufacturing timeline, contract clauses heading into the expiration window, and a crucial shipping error. ESPN's Nick DePaula takes a look.


Spain & Fitz: What's Next in L.A.?

Spain and Fitz talk about the Lakers getting eliminated and the Clippers' season on the brink as they face an elimination game against the Mavs. Plus, what's next for Dame and the Blazers, Marc J Spears on the updated NBA playoff picture and the Bubble Trouble facing last year's successful NBA Bubble teams. Jon Barry joins to preview Mavs/Clippers and Spain and Fitz close out the week with Sports Tinder.

Stephen A. doesn't think LeBron's Lakers will win another title (2:54)
Booker says Kobe 'was in the building' Thursday night (0:40)
LeBron calls this season 'mentally draining' (1:20)
Stephen A. calls out Vogel and Pelinka after Lakers' elimination (1:03)
Limping Lakers make early playoff exit (1:31)
LeBron jokes he will play for the Tune Squad instead of the Olympics (0:44)
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10dDave McMenamin

Lakers, AD stumble out in 6 as Suns end reign

With an injured Anthony Davis lasting just five minutes, the defending champion Lakers bowed out in the first round of the playoffs with Thursday night's 113-100 loss to the Suns.

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10dRamona Shelburne

The Lakers' title retool ended up as a bust

LeBron James and Anthony Davis brought the franchise its 17th title last season but couldn't overcome the wear, tear and pulls of an exhausting season.

AD: I wanted to help the team, but my body didn't agree (1:38)
Stephen A. adamant AD felt pressure to play with injury (1:45)

Team Stats

Points Per Game109.522nd
Rebounds Per Game44.216th
Assists Per Game24.715th
Points Allowed106.72nd

Team History