The Lakers were on national television a lot last season despite the fact they were a rebuilding 35-win team with some interesting young players, but ones still figuring out how to play NBA basketball. The Lakers have more nationally televised games than any team in the NBA this season. Friday the NBA released its full schedule, and that included all the nationally televised games on ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV.
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The NBA season is a marathon, one that runs from mid-October through mid-April with 1,230 games in between. All that before the drama of the playoffs start. Throughout that grind, there are highlights. Games that must be watched, ones where you block
The Los Angeles Lakers posted pictures of LeBron James practicing in purple and gold to their Twitter account on Thursday. The NBA released its full schedule on Friday afternoon, and before we get to the five must-see games on the 2018-19 slate, let’s quickly walk through some of the changes to the league’s 82-game season. Once again, no team will play a stretch of four games in five nights, and the NBA this year eradicated strings of eight games in 12 nights.
Wizards guard John Wall told Yahoo Sports that his team might be overlooked when talking about the NBA's Eastern Conference contenders. "Everybody is going to put Boston No. 1, because that's what you're supposed to," Wall said. "They had a hell of a
Your browser does not support iframes. The Celtics might be too deep. They won 55 games last season with Gordon Hayward missing nearly the entire season. They reached the conference finals without Kyrie Irving and Hayward in the playoffs. All five regular
Rondo is also one of the newest members of the Los Angeles Lakers, part of the myriad veteran players LA signed under 1-year contracts during LeBron James‘s first season with the team. Rondo can still play basketball, although the Lakers did just draft Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick two seasons ago. Out of all the goofy guys that the Lakers signed while clearly hedging their bets on the free agency period in the summer of 2019, Rondo seems the most likely to be productive right away.
The Eastern Conference race has been blown wide open since LeBron James' departure for the Lakers. The Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors are often considered the favorites to win the conference. "I feel like we're all equal," Wall told Yahoo.
Celtics forward Jaylen Brown said he wanted LeBron to stay in the Eastern Conference. With LeBron – who won the East the last eight years – leaving the Cavaliers for the Lakers, Brown isn’t mincing words. “Oh, we’re getting to the Finals,” Brown said.
Jaylen Brown and the Celtics came up one win short of the NBA Finals last season. The Boston Celtics got within one win of the NBA Finals last season despite losing All-Star forward Gordon Hayward on opening night and All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving before the playoffs. With those stars expected to be healthy and returning to a loaded roster, and with the player who almost single-handedly eliminated them now occupying a different conference, the Celtics are being tipped by many as the team to beat in the East, and the favorites to be the first team not led by LeBron James to represent the conference in the NBA Finals since 2010.
Hall of Famer Bob Cousy, who revolutionized basketball in the 1950s and '60s, turns 90 today. "Now I want to make it to 100!" the ex-Celtic guard told NBC Sports Boston's Paul Lucey. "When I turned 80, the goal was to make it to 90 . "Celtics fans are in for one exciting season.