Boston TV station trolls Lakers, Russell Westbrook after Dennis Schroder’s strong performance in Celtics win

If you’re ever watching a Celtics game on NBC Sports Boston, be sure to pay extra attention to the lower-third graphics … especially when they’re playing against their bitter rival. The Celtics picked up a much-needed...

Lakers blown out by Trail Blazers as Anthony Davis leaves with non-COVID illness, Russell Westbrook struggles

The past week has not been kind to the Los Angeles Lakers. On Thursday, they learned LeBron James would be out for at least a week with an abdominal strain, and later that night they blew...

Russell Westbrook breaks out for Lakers, who escape for a win in San Antonio with LeBron James sidelined

The Los Angeles Lakers have stumbled out of the gate this season, and through three games the Russell Westbrook experiment has not gone particularly well. Entering play on Tuesday, Westbrook was shooting 34 percent from the...

Three lineup adjustments Lakers can make to help Russell Westbrook after his disastrous debut on opening night

It’s opening night. The Los Angeles Lakers are trotting out a new super-team against one of their biggest rivals, who also happens to be missing one of its best players. The result is disastrous. Practically everybody...

NBA opening night: Stephen Curry posts ‘trash’ triple double; Russell Westbrook flops in Lakers debut

The Golden State Warriors got their season started on a high note with a 121-114 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in the nightcap of the NBA’s season-opening doubleheader on Tuesday. In the first game, the...

10 NBA X-factors: Russell Westbrook swings Lakers for better or worse; Klay Thompson does same for Warriors

You might not believe it, but the NBA season is about to start. Again. Did it ever end? To think that almost exactly one calendar year ago the Lakers were beating the Heat in the Bubble...

LeBron James says Lakers have ‘a whole new offensive system’ as they integrate Russell Westbrook, newcomers

Getty Images The Los Angeles Lakers have been known for their defensive identity over the past two seasons. The combination of LeBron James and Anthony Davis alongside a wide variety of 3-and-D role players made them...

Russell Westbrook says he’ll honor Kobe Bryant by ‘playing for him and through him’ in Lakers uniform

As a basketball player growing up in Los Angeles in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it was impossible not to idolize and emulate Kobe Bryant on the court. It was no different for Russell Westbrook,...

Lakers’ Russell Westbrook said ‘hell no’ to potential trade to Clippers, according to Wizards GM

Nine-time NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook is on his third team in three seasons, joining the Los Angeles Lakers this summer in a blockbuster five-team trade that involved nine players, two draft picks and a pick swap....