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2018 Schedule
26-56, 4th in Pacific

Did Magic tamper with George?

WTHR sports columnist Bob Kravitz joins The Morning Show to talk about the tampering charges against the Los Angeles Lakers regarding Paul George, the family angle involved and timeline of when investigations first took place.


Kyrie's trade may impact LeBron to L.A.

Host of First Take Stephen A. Smith joins The Morning Show in studio to talk about Kyrie Irving's trade to Boston, explain who came out on top and how this trade can impact the Lakers master plan in regards to landing LeBron in 2018.

Kobe before becoming an NBA legend (0:59)
Kobe's legendary Laker career (6:48)
Bryant: Basketball is 'not a part of life, it is life' (2:13)
ESPN Stats & Info

Simmons has best Rookie of the Year chances

The No. 1 overall pick in 2016, Ben Simmons missed the entire 2016-17 season with a foot injury. He could bounce back in a big way this season as the current favorite to win Rookie of the Year, according to WestGate Las Vegas SuperBook.


Griffin on LeBron's destination in 2018

Thompson and Trudell discuss why former Rams head coach Mike Martz, would criticize new Rams head coach Sean McVay and why Blake Griffin believes LeBron is going to head to New York instead of L.A. come 2018.


Elhassan on Pacers' tampering complaints

ESPN NBA Front Office Insider Amin Elhassan joins The Morning Show to talk about the Pacers accusation of the Los Angeles Lakers tampering with Paul George, is it personal?

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum and Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball tied atop vote for "best career" in NBA's annual rookie survey. The next generation of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry?

Barkley would be surprised if Magic guilty of tampering (1:24)

Jay-Z supports BBB

What would a successful rookie season be for Lonzo Ball? According to Harden, was Chris Paul unhappy with the Clippers? Plus, Jay-Z supports LaVar Ball and the BBB Brand, Allen Sliwa reacts.

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2dNick DePaula

It's Kobe's birthday, so we're ranking his signature sneakers

Over the course of his career, Kobe Bryant found inspiration for his sneakers in everything from cars to comic book villains. On his 39th birthday, we look back at the 24 models most associated with Bryant and rank them from worst to first.

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Lonzo Ball thanks Jay-Z for buying ZO2s

Lonzo Ball says he's "thankful" that rap superstar Jay-Z bought three pairs of the Big Baller Brand's ZO2 shoes.


Are the Lakers in hot water?

Keyshawn Johnson joins Thompson and Trudell to talk about Magic Johnson's investigation with the NBA in regards to tampering with Paul George and the state of the Los Angeles Rams.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

BTW, Pacers initiated this tampering investigation around the draft. We're just learning of it now.


Expectations for Lonzo

Andy and Brian Kamenetzky discuss expectations for Lonzo Ball, NBA players staying political, teen movies and Behind The Music.


Vescey on Lakers tampering allegations

Journalist Peter Vescey joins the Morning Show with Keyshawn, Jorge and LZ to talk about the story he broke on Magic Johnson and the Lakers allegedly tampering with Paul George.

Stephen A. calls tampering accusations against Lakers laughable (1:17)
Lakers 'feeling confident' they didn't do anything wrong (1:07)
What's the best-case scenario for Pacers amid tampering probe? (0:42)
Woj says 'burden of proof is great' in tampering cases (1:59)
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3dAdrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne

Sources: Magic focus of PG-13 tampering probe

Magic Johnson is at the center of an NBA investigation into the possibility of impermissible contact between the Lakers and four-time All-Star Paul George, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that the Pacers filed tampering charges against the Lakers on possible impermissible contact between Magic Johnson and Paul George. The NBA states that "the Lakers have been cooperative and, at this point, no findings have been made."

Team Stats

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

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