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The star shooting guard is auctioning off an augmented reality hologram of his L.A. Lakers NBA Championship ring from the 2019–20 NBA season, linking with NFT startup New Renaissance to accomplish the feat.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter Monday at a packed memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles. Speaking at times through tears, Vanessa Bryant praised her husband’s devotion to […]

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Kobe Bryant’s death last weekend shocked the world. He perished in a helicopter crash along with seven others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. After his 2016 retirement, Bryant appeared to settle into his post-basketball life. He stayed mostly away from the Staples Center, his workplace for 20 years. But Gianna, nicknamed Gigi, took an interest […]

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If you’ve been paying attention to Lamar Odom, you know he released his “New York Times” best-selling memoir, “Darkness to Light” this past May. The book infamously detailed his struggles with drug and sex addiction, as well as his recovery from a near-fatal overdose. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM The […]

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An arrest warrant has been administered for NBA star DeMarcus Cousins in Mobile, Alabama, on Thursday after he was accused of threatening Christy West, the mother of his 7-year-old son, in a recorded phone conversation obtained by TMZ. RELATED: DeMarcus Cousins Allegedly Threatens To Kill Son’s Mother  A charge for a misdemeanor domestic violence third-degree harassing communications was […]

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The Anthony Davis vocals are officially in for the Los Angeles Lakers. After months of attempts, failed deals and more, the New Orleans Pelicans agreed on Saturday to send Davis, a multi-time All-Star and all-NBA talent to Los Angeles in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, the No. 4 overall pick in the […]

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  EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Magic Johnson is betting his job on his free-agent recruiting skills for the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson declared Monday that he will step down as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations if he can’t persuade an elite free agent to sign with the 16-time NBA champions within the next […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant is a winner in retirement, too. The former Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” a poem he wrote after ending his 20-year career on the court in 2016.   Kobe Bryant acaba de ganar un Oscar por su cortometraje “Dear […]

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr called LaVar Ball “the Kardashian of the NBA” on Monday night, and said he thinks the father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball has zero credibility. Disgusted, Kerr made his remarks before the Warriors’ game against Denver. He was asked about LaVar Ball after the demonstrative dad […]

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BOSTON (AP) — Lonzo Ball is in a shooting slump, and he thinks he knows where the problem is. “It’s just in my head to be honest,” Ball said. “I know I can shoot the ball.” The Lakers rookie had nine points in a 107-96 loss to Boston on Wednesday night, shooting just 4 of […]

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Shortly after ESPN First Take personality Stephen A Smith joked that Lamar Odom “was on crack” when he got signed to the New York Knicks in 2014, Odom returned fire through a letter written by his legal counsel. In case you missed his comments, Smith said: “[Jackson’s] very first move as executive was to sign […]