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All-Star Weekend Nears, and Kobe Will Be at the Forefront

Kobe Bryant will be announced Friday at All-Star Weekend in Chicago as one of the finalists for this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction class, which isn’t a secret and never was. “I think every player, anyone who's been in the game was incredibly affe...
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James Closes on Kobe, Davis Has 28 as Lakers Beat Knicks

NEW YORK — LeBron James spent the first half showing why he will soon pass Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA's career scoring list. Then this season's assists leader put his own offense aside to help Anthony Davis find his. “I was more of a facilita...
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James, Davis Each Score 25, Lakers Beat Nuggets 105-96

DENVER — LeBron James has been compared to Michael Jordan for his entire career, though on Tuesday night it was Anthony Davis who emulated the Hall of Famer. Davis, ailing from flu-like symptoms, took an IV at halftime and then scored 13 of his 25 points in...

Lakers Beat Warriors 120-94, Improve to 9-2

LOS ANGELES — No Anthony Davis for the first time this season, no problem for the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists in three quarters, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee dominated the mi...
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Raptors End Lakers’ 7-Game Winning Streak in 113-104 Victory

LOS ANGELES — The centerpiece of the Toronto Raptors' championship team works at Staples Center now. Two more key components of last season's sublime roster got injured right before the Raptors arrived in Los Angeles for the reunion. In the opening weeks of...