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Past articles by Bill:

‘Nothing but love and respect’: Kobe Bryant prepares for LeBron James to pass him on NBA all-time scoring list – The Athletic

LeBron will take Kobe's spot as the NBA's No. 3 all-time leading scorer. → Read More

Inside the post-Magic Lakers and why Jeanie Buss believes Rob Pelinka can rescue the LeBron James era – The Athletic

As it stands now GM Rob Pelinka has his hands on the controls for the Lakers. His actions will define the franchise for better or worse. → Read More

Lakers evaluate draft potential of Duke’s Grayson Allen, and not just for kicks

The controversial former Blue Devil became the most high-profile draft hopeful to work out for the Lakers so far this month, headlining a six-player group on Friday that also included Maryland guar… → Read More

Younger brother of Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo works out for Lakers

Everyone in the NBA is looking for the next Greek Freak, but former Dayton player Kostas Antetokounmpo makes it clear following Wednesday’s pre-draft workout with the Lakers that he is not hi… → Read More

Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma named to All-Rookie first team; Lonzo Ball makes second team – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Kuzma, the 27th pick in the 2017 draft, received 93 of 100 possible first-team votes from a panel of media members, finishing fourth in voting among all rookies. No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball finis… → Read More

Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma named to All-Rookie first team; Lonzo Ball makes second team – Daily News

Kuzma, the 27th pick in the 2017 draft, received 93 of 100 possible first-team votes from a panel of media members, finishing fourth in voting among all rookies. No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball finis… → Read More

Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma named to All-Rookie first team; Lonzo Ball makes second team

Kuzma, the 27th pick in the 2017 draft, received 93 of 100 possible first-team votes from a panel of media members, finishing fourth in voting among all rookies. No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball finis… → Read More

Lakers to open preseason schedule Sept. 30 in San Diego

The Lakers will also participate in a summer league hosted by the Sacramento Kings from July 2-5 called the “California Classic.” → Read More

Former USC star Chimezie Metu calls Lakers workout ‘a dream come true’ – Orange County Register

Metu, who will attend the NBA’s pre-draft combine next week in Chicago, headlined the latest group of NBA hopefuls to work out for the Lakers in advance of the June 21 NBA Draft. → Read More

Lakers emphasize defense at pre-draft workout

Ohio State’s Bates-Diop, Kansas’ Udoka Azubuike, Baylor’s Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., Nevada’s Caleb Martin, Houston’s Rob Gray and Florida’s Jalen Hudson participate as the La… → Read More

Former NBA player Chase Budinger takes his talents to beach volleyball

The 29-year-old, who spent seven seasons in the NBA, will make his pro volleyball debut with partner and two-time Olympian Sean Rosenthal on Thursday at the FIVB Huntington Beach Open. → Read More

Lakers final 2017-18 report card: Young team on the rise turns around season to notch 35 wins

When the Lakers lost their ninth game in a row on Jan. 5, it was difficult to imagine a turnaround quite like the one they achieved over the final 43 games of their season. → Read More

Whether this summer or next, Lakers believe they will build a contender

The Lakers have enough salary cap space to sign two maximum contract free agents this summer, but “we’re not going to give money away just to say we signed somebody,” Magic Johnson says. → Read More

Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma will not play summer league, Magic Johnson says

Lakers president and Coach Luke Walton agree Ball does not need to change shooting mechanics, but must use this summer to get stronger. → Read More

‘Biggest summer’ of Lonzo Ball’s life also carries serious weight for Lakers organization – Orange County Register

Were the Lakers, none of them more high profile than Ball, good enough to attract the top free agents the organization so plainly covets? → Read More

Tweet from Kobe Bryant highlight of Andre Ingram’s overnight stardom – Orange County Register

The Lakers missed the playoffs for a fifth straight season, but Ingramu2019s feel-good performance in his NBA debut breathed life into what otherwise were two meaningless games. → Read More

Luke Walton ‘thrilled’ for growth Lakers can make in offseason – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The Lakers will take a month off before players will begin showing up at the teamu2019s El Segundo headquarters again. That’s where several of them transformed their bodies and their games last sum… → Read More

32-year-old Andre Ingram scores 19 points in NBA debut as Lakers lose home finale to Rockets

With his wife and two daughters in attendance, the guard goes 6 for 8 from the field, making four of his five 3-point attempts. A player who averaged 9.1 point per game in the G-League this season … → Read More

Lakers to finally make Andre Ingram’s NBA dream come true – Orange County Register

The development leagueu2019s career leader in 3-pointers, the 32-year-old could finally make his NBA debut this week, 11 years after his pro career began. The Lakers plan to sign the career minor l… → Read More

Andre Ingram, who never gave up NBA dream, earns call up from Lakers at 32

Eleven years and 384 minor league games after the now-defunct Utah Flash selected Ingram in the seventh round of the D-League draft, the best 3-point shooter most people have never heard of is in t… → Read More