LeBron James took down his tweet hours later, explaining his post was "being used to create more hate". Conservative pundits accused him of racism and irresponsible behaviour over the tweet which was about the shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant by a policeman.
On Tuesday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards encouraged anyone 16 years or older with medical conditions that put them at a higher risk of contracting coronavirus, including asthma, hypertension and being overweight, to get vaccinated.
As the NBA trade deadline approaches this year, there will be buyers. What’s unclear is how many teams will be willing sellers by 25 March.
Since the NBA’s restart bubble that saved last season opened last July, no player has logged more minutes, scored more points, handed out more assists, made more shots, taken more shots or finished off more fast breaks than LeBron James.
LeBron James will stay in Los Angeles for treatment and miss his first game of the 2020-21 season on Wednesday when the Lakers play at Sacramento.
The Western Conference-leading Jazz made 22 three-pointers to the Lakers' eight, pulling away in the second quarter as they improved to 26-6.
This is a bizarre season for the NBA in a bizarre time for the world. There is, however, one constant. The Eastern Conference standings are a mess.
The pilot of the helicopter that crashed last year, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, made a key error by flying through thick clouds that ended up disorienting him, US safety officials said.
On Tuesday, federal safety officials are expected to announce the long-awaited probable cause of the crash that unleashed worldwide grief for Kobe Bryant, launched several lawsuits and prompted state and federal legislation.
Miami Heat, the reigning Eastern Conference champions are 6-12, with their roster decimated by injuries and coronavirus-related issues.
WNBA's Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler, the Republican politician who lost her US Senate run-off election in Georgia on Tuesday, is deeply unpopular amongst Dream players after voicing opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement last year.
NBA season preview: From Lakers getting stronger to Bucks winning free agency, biggest talking points
After the most protracted, and yet abbreviated, season of the NBA comes the shortest season of the league. Here are the biggest talking points:
NBA legend Kobe Bryant had been flying with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna in a helicopter when it crashed, killing them and seven others in January.
Franchises are fine-tuning their rosters as veterans work on their roles and rookies seek to show they can contribute with the new NBA season less than two weeks away.
More than 100 other NBA players are unrestricted free agents; another 75 or so can be restricted free agents. What promises to be a chaotic NBA free-agent window opens on Friday.
LA Lakers ― a team spearheaded by the second-best player, and the second-best defensive player over the regular season, coached by the fifth-best man manager in the league; and pieced together by the seventh-best GM ― were crowned the best team in the NBA on Monday.
47:11 minutes. 35 points. 12 rebounds. 11 assists. Five steals. Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler did everything in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to prevent the Lakers from winning their 17th Championship.
Rajon Rondo helped the Boston Celtics win their 17th NBA championship. He’s on the brink of being part of title No 17 for the Lakers as well.
“We’ve got to get people to vote,” Doc Rivers, now the coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, said during these playoffs when he was coaching the Los Angeles Clippers.
Most nights, sport is an unwavering, unflinching meritocracy. But, every once in a while, you really need help understanding sport.