Lakers

  • NBA: Lakers return to glory, claim record-tying 17th NBA title
    Reuters The Los Angeles Lakers captured a record-tying 17th NBA Championship on Sunday with a 106-93 victory over the Miami Heat that sealed the best-of-seven title series 4-2, restoring the storied franchise to the top of the basketball world. The Lakers' victory tied them with the Boston Celtics for most NBA championships and capped an unprecedented season that resumed in July at a spectator-free campus at Disney World in Florida after a four-month COVID-19 shutdown. Fin
  • Lakers honor 'big brother' Bryant with championship
    LOS ANGELES, October 12 (Reuters): The Los Angeles Lakers dedicated their NBA Finals victory to the late Kobe Bryant, whose death in a helicopter crash in January united and motivated the team in a year full of challenges. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others died in the crash near Los Angeles, sending shockwaves through the NBA world and beyond. Bryant won five championships in 20 seasons with the Lakers and is considered one of the sport's all-time
  • 'Wish you were here' - Kobe's widow hails Lakers' victory
    Reuters Vanessa Bryant congratulated the Los Angeles Lakers after they beat Miami Heat 106-93 to win their 17th NBA Championship on Sunday and said she wished her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna could have been present. Kobe, who won five championships with the Lakers, and 13-year-old Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in January. "Go Lakers! Wish Kobe and Gigi were here to see this," Vanessa Bryant wrote in a post on Instagram that included a photograph of he