• Dwight Howard Sings, Gets Eliminated on Season Debut of 'The Masked Singer' In Wednesday night's season debut of the hit celebrity singing competition, the Lakers center showed off his pipes in an elaborate octopus costume.View the original article to see embedded media.Since the start of his NBA career, Dwight Howard has always drawn comparisons to Shaquille O'Neal. Wed
  • SI Top 100: Is Russell Westbrook Ranked Too Low at No. 34? Sports Illustrated released numbers 50-31 of the top 100 players in the NBA. Tue
  • The Lakers Need This to Be the Year of Anthony Davis Questions surround L.A.’s offseason moves, but a rejuvenated AD could be the answer.View the original article to see embedded media.By most standards, Anthony Davis’s 2020–21 season was perfectly fine, if not occasionally impressive. Sep 1
  • Report: Rajon Rondo to Sign With Lakers on One-Year Deal He won an NBA title with L.A. Aug 30
  • 2021 NBA Offseason Awards With the 2021–22 season on the horizon, The Crossover hands out some hardware after a busy summer.View the original article to see embedded media.The dust has settled after another whirlwind offseason, and we’re left entering next season with a deep crop of intriguing teams both in and out of the championship picture. Aug 25
  • NBA Offseason Report Cards: Grading Every Team in the West Which teams in the Western Conference earned high marks? Which teams disappointed?View the original article to see embedded media.Coming off an 18-month stretch that included postseason play inside a single-site bubble, extended isolation from friends and family, an abundance of injuries that were (somewhat) brought on by an atypically tight regular-season schedule and shortened offseason, dozens of players either contracting COVID-19 themselves or being held out of games and practice due to the league’s necessarily harsh health and safety protocols, NBA teams had a difficult time weighing what was real against what might not be sustainable in a normal environment.These unprecedented factors made this offseason such a difficult one to participate in, let alone analyze from afar. Aug 24
  • LeBron James Is Not Washed or Wrong: Unchecked It’s understandable if LeBron James feels reports of his demise are greatly exaggerated.It’s understandable if LeBron James feels reports of his demise are greatly exaggerated. Aug 20
  • In Eager Anticipation of a Lakers-Nets Finals Matchup Why a clash between Los Angeles and Brooklyn would be epic on so many levels.View the original article to see embedded media.Assuming the NBA has moved past the disquieting 18 months that yielded its past two champions, it makes perfect sense to expect a more “traditional” Finals in 2022. Aug 18
  • Lakers vs. Nets, Knicks vs. Hawks Headline Christmas Day Slate A battle of superteams and Trae Young's return to Madison Square Garden will headline the NBA's Christmas Day schedule.View the original article to see embedded media.It will be a star-studded Christmas in Los Angeles in 2021 as the Lakers are set to host the Nets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The matchup of championship contenders will feature two of the league's preeminent Big Threes. Aug 17
  • NBA Power Rankings: Where Each Team Stands in the Offseason Which teams made major upgrades this summer? Are the Bucks primed for a repeat? We assess the league’s landscape.View the original article to see embedded media.Giannis Antetokounmpo hoisted the Larry O’Brien Trophy less than a month ago, but the NBA calendar stops for nobody as we gear up for the 2021–22 season. Aug 17
  • Dennis Schröder Agrees to Deal With Celtics After Reportedly Rejecting Big Lakers Extension He previously turned down a four-year, $84 million contract extension with the Lakers.View the original article to see embedded media.Dennis Schröder has agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.9 million to join the Celtics, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.Schröder, who turns 28 next month, confirmed the report, announcing in his Instagram story he is Boston-bound."I'm proud to announce that for the 2021–22 season I'll be playing with the Boston Celtics, the post read. Aug 10
  • The Crossover: Where Do the Lakers Rank in the Western Conference After Free Agency? The Crossover's Chris Mannix and Ben Pickman weigh-in on how the Lakers have positioned themselves in the Western Conference for next season with this recent wave of signings.The Los Angeles Lakers have nearly wrapped up their free agency signings in this window. Aug 9
  • The Crossover: Which Team Is the Best Fit for Dennis Schröder? The Crossover’s Chris Mannix and Ben Pickman share their thoughts on the Schröder free agency and which team might be the best fit.Dennis Schröder is still out in the open for a number of teams in NBA free agency. Aug 9
  • The Crossover: Which Teams and Players “Won” NBA Free Agency? The Crossover’s Madelyn Burke and Michael Pina make their picks for the teams and players that ‘won’ this NBA free agency window.An eventful week of the NBA free agency window is over; there were plenty of moves around the league that will be at the forefront of NBA discussion until tip-off in October. Aug 6
  • Why Russell Westbrook As a Third Option May Not Work The new Lakers point guard's fit on the team is a bit challenging to understand.View the original article to see embedded media.Depending on how you view the race for the 2022 NBA crown, a couple of key questions are at the top of the agenda. Aug 5
  • The Crossover: Which Teams Were the Biggest Winners from Day One of NBA Free Agency? The Crossover’s Chris Mannix, Rohan Nadkarni, and Howard Beck make their picks for the teams that have made the moves so far in NBA free agency.There were some huge moves made on the first day of NBA free agency. Aug 3
  • The Crossover: Grading the Lakers Moves After One Day of Free Agency The Crossover’s Chris Mannix, Rohan Nadkarni, and Howard Beck share their thoughts on the Lakers’ moves so far in the NBA free agency window.The Los Angeles Lakers let fan favorite Alex Caruso walk on the first day of free agency. Aug 3
  • Carmelo Anthony Agrees to One-Year Deal With Lakers He has signed with Los Angeles on a one-year agreement.View the original article to see embedded media.Carmelo Anthony has agreed to a contract with the Lakers.According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the agreement is for a one-year deal.It was reported Saturday that Los Angeles was "very interested" in signing Anthony, per ESPN's Jordan Schultz.Anthony, 37, spent the last two seasons with the Trail Blazers and was signed as a free agent after shooting 40.9% from the three-point line, a career high, and averaged 13.4 points per game that tied a career low. The 10-time All-Star has never won an NBA title but may get his chance on a team that features his close friend LeBron James, who was picked just two picks before him in the 2003 NBA draft. Aug 3
  • NBA Rumors: Lakers Reportedly 'Very Interested' in Signing Carmelo The Mavericks made a trade with the Celtics and the Lakers are looking to land another big name as the NBA gears up for free agency.View the original article to see embedded media.The Lakers put the NBA on notice Thursday when they traded a haul for star point guard Russell Westbrook and now are reportedly looking to add another veteran.The Lakers are "very interested" in signing Carmelo Anthony, per ESPN's Jordan Schultz. Jul 31
  • The Crossover Reacts to the Blockbuster Trade Which Sent Russell Westbrook to the Lakers The Crossover’s Howard Beck, Rohan Nadkarni, and Ben Pickman weigh-in on the trade that sent Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers.The Los Angeles Lakers acquired Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards in a trade that sent Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to Washington. Jul 30