LeBron James’ fifth ring will require Anthony Davis to play like MVP

LOS ANGELES — For the Lakers to win the West and threaten for banner No. 18 — as oddsmakers favorite to do — the spotlight will be on LeBron James. He turns 37 this season, but...

Carmelo Anthony on whether he’ll start for Lakers: ‘It’s not something I think about’

A few years ago, Carmelo Anthony was out of the NBA and struggling so much to find a roster spot that there was a chance his career was done. Now, Anthony is in training camp with...

Lakers’ Anthony Davis looks physically ‘imposing’ heading into training camp, according to coach Frank Vogel

It’s safe practice not to read too much into offseason workouts. Whether it’s a conveniently edited video of a pick-up game or a still photo of turgid biceps lifting what looks like a metric ton, NBA...

Carmelo Anthony explains why he wasn’t in famous banana boat pic with LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade

Carmelo Anthony has been many things across a legendary career. All-Star. Scoring champion. Gold medalist. Likely Hall of Famer. One thing he hasn’t been, though, is photographed on a banana boat in the Bahamas alongside LeBron...

Lakers’ Carmelo Anthony solely motivated this season to win his first NBA ring: ‘That’s it’

The NBA star has cemented himself as one of the game’s best scorers. He has appeared in 10 NBA All-Star games. And he has received recognition for his social justice work. Carmelo Anthony enters his 19th...

Celtics working out EuroCup standout forward Anthony Brown

The Boston Celtics are reportedly working out unsigned veteran small forward Anthony Brown this week, per Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia. The Sportando chief tweets that Brown “spent last season with Boulogne-Levallois averaging 12.1ppg in Jeep Elite and...

NBA free agency tracker 2021: Lakers reload with Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, other vets; Bulls make moves

1 SF Reportedly agreed to 4-year deal worth $176.3M2 PG Reportedly agreed to 4-year deal worth up to $120M3 PG Reportedly agreed to 3-year, $90M deal4 PG Reportedly agreed to 3-year, $74M deal5 PF Reportedly agreed...

Timberwolves coach says Anthony Edwards has grown two inches since draft

Anthony Edwards is officially listed at 6’4″ — at least for now. Timberwolves coach Chris Finch said in an interview with Chris Hine of the Star Tribune that Edwards has grown a couple of inches in...

Lakers star Anthony Davis was frustrated with Dennis Schroder’s passing

Assists to Lakers star Anthony Davis per 36 minutes playing with him: With one point guard assisting him twice as frequently as the other, Davis noticed. Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report: Per an NBA source familiar...

Carmelo Anthony says he never wanted to leave Nuggets for Knicks: ‘They put my back against the wall’

When Carmelo Anthony was traded to the New York Knicks in February of 2010, it felt like an inevitable conclusion. As the story was reported at the time, Anthony, who was set to become a free...