2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
26-56, 4th in Pacific
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16hBen Fawkes

Sorry, LaVar: Vegas down on LAL playoff hopes

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook didn't share LaVar Ball's confidence that the Lakers would make the postseason in 2017-18, opening the team at minus-700 to miss the playoffs.

Ball, Jackson struggle on first pitches (0:57)
Draft day in Lonzo Ball's shoes (1:15)
Lonzo Ball tosses first pitch at Dodgers game (1:14)

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Lonzo Ball here at Dodger Stadium to throw out the first pitch. Wearing BBB slides.

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2dBaxter Holmes

Magic: Russell good but Lakers needed leader

Magic Johnson, calling D'Angelo Russell an "excellent player" with All-Star potential, said the Lakers traded the guard because they needed somebody "that can make the other players better and also [somebody] that players want to play with."

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2dBaxter Holmes

Magic introduces Lonzo as 'new face of Lakers'

Magic Johnson introduced No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball at the Lakers' team facility Friday and, after pointing toward a wall where several retired jerseys of Lakers icons are displayed, said to him, "We expect a Ball jersey hanging up there one day."

Hart striving to be lockdown defender for Lakers (1:47)
Lonzo ready to rock the purple and gold (0:42)
Hill: Lonzo might be Lakers' new savior (1:54)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Strong comments from Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson on their recent trade that sent D'Angelo Russell, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft, to Brooklyn: "D'Angelo is an excellent player. He has the talent to be an All-Star. We want to thank him for what he did for us. But what I needed was a leader. I needed somebody also that can make the other players better and also [somebody] that players want to play with."

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2dKevin Pelton

Statistical NBA draft rankings: Lakers No. 1

According to projected wins above replacement, Lonzo Ball is the best player in the draft. Plus, the Lakers did really well with their second and third picks.

Magic believes Lonzo will transform the Lakers (0:57)

Bureau Producer ESPN 

Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and GM Rob Pelinka present Lonzo Ball with his new jersey at his introductory press conference.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked the one player he wants to one day play with in the BIG3, Allen Iverson says: Kobe. "That's like one of the dreams. I always played against him. To play with him, that would be a special moment for myself, my family, my friends, for the fans. And definitely my kids."


Lakers draft Lonzo

Andy and Brian discuss the Lakers' draft, Lonzo Ball, trade rumors and Rob Pelinka's plans. Plus, the Hallmark Christmas movies game!

Top NBA draftees show off signature moves (2:28)

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Ice Cube says he's a big fan of what LaVar Ball is doing with his Big Baller Brand.


Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Big 3 founder and Lakers fan Ice Cube is happy to see Lonzo Ball on the Lakers, and says everything will be fine as long as Lonzo does his thing on the court.

ESPN Stats & Info

Will Lonzo bring 'showtime' back to L.A.?

As point guard for the UCLA Bruins last year, Lonzo Ball ran the most efficient offense in college basketball. Now, as the No. 2 pick, Lakers fans are hoping Ball can bring that same fast-pace style of play to the Staples Center.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice job by Lonzo Ball (LAL) and Jarrett Allen (BKN), two of the many draftees at Hunter College in NYC on Wednesday for a Jr. NBA youth basketball clinic and NBA Cares packing project.

Magic has pressure to make Lakers 'showtime' again (2:54)

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.617th
Rebounds Per Game43.517th
Assists Per Game20.926th
Points Allowed111.528th

Team History