James could miss multiple games because of coronavirus protocols, but the Lakers have struggled even when he has played.
James’s Los Angeles Lakers revamped their roster in a bid for another championship. For Golden State and Curry, familiar faces were just fine.
With an improved Golden State and the new-look Lakers, the Western Conference could be unpredictable — and fun.
The Los Angeles Lakers have five players who are at least 35 years old, including the 36-year-old James. Older, wiser, championship?
The tennis superstar is guest-editing Racquet magazine and has written a cover essay for Time. What’s left for traditional sports journalism?
A rash of injuries leads LeBron James to question the league’s packed schedule.
Last year’s finalists are out, but concerns about stars like James Harden, Chris Paul and Joel Embiid make it hard to determine which teams will take their places.
At 36, with his team’s future in doubt, James faces basketball mortality.
The Los Angeles Lakers, the defending N.B.A. champions led by LeBron James, struggled with injuries all season.
The Brooklyn Nets were built to be an unbeatable superteam of eccentric basketball superstars. Will they dominate the N.B.A. playoffs?
Booker, the Phoenix Suns’ All-Star guard, is already showing the poise and determination of a playoff regular in his first postseason.
The confined, roiled 2020 N.B.A. playoffs reflected their times. So, too, do this year’s celebratory games.
Injuries and illness dragged down the records of several teams, including the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. That could mean early postseason exits for the season’s best.
After years of facing each other in the N.B.A. finals, James and Curry are competing just to make the playoffs. How did this happen?
Though stars like LeBron James and Luka Doncic have complained about the pre-playoff hurdle, the stress of the play-in matters less than injuries and the compressed season.
Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase and LeBron James are the latest to get entangled in the debate.
Through social media and a lawsuit, she is trying to hold law enforcement to account in ways that are uncommon for women, and especially for women of color.
James is now an owner of the Boston Red Sox and recently helped a W.N.B.A. player, Renee Montgomery, with her group’s bid to purchase the Atlanta Dream.
James bought a minor stake in the M.L.B. team as its ownership group also received a $750 million investment from a private-equity firm.
Mr. James has joined an expanding national movement that mixes community needs into the formula for socially responsible projects.
As prices soar in the high-end collectibles market, cards of stars like LeBron James and Mike Trout are in the same discussion as those of Honus Wagner and Mickey Mantle.
With tens of millions of dollars at stake, the All-Star Game is unlikely to be derailed by pushback from the league’s biggest stars about the health risks or the need for a break.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard joined LeBron James in criticizing the league’s plans for an All-Star Game, while Kevin Durant questioned protocols.
James, the Los Angeles Lakers star, has “zero energy and zero excitement” about flying to Atlanta in a pandemic for an exhibition game.
James, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar, has seemed happier and looser with Davis around. The duo have already won a championship together, but, somehow, seem to be getting better.
A year that began with the deaths of two N.B.A. icons could not end soon enough, marked by heartache along the way but also small moments worth celebrating now.
Sports were not a simple salve for the events of 2020, but they still provided some moments of joy, levity and shared humanity.
With LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic playing, there’s something for everyone. If you haven’t kept up since last season, here’s everything you need to know.
It’s opening night, which means the official debut of the Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving pairing, and a ring ceremony for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Their championship glow still strong, the Lakers are poised to make another run, even as the Warriors bounce back and the Suns ascend.
We’re affected by bias and racism, just like everyone else. Why shouldn’t we say so?
The N.B.A. champions signed their two most important players to new or longer contracts on successive days, after upgrading other areas of their roster.
With vaccines and a new administration, the pandemic will be tamed. But experts say the coming months “are going to be just horrible.”
Playing football in high school helped the president-elect overcome a stutter. And while he is known to be a sports fan, he has not displayed a taste for inserting politics in sports.
The politicization of the ceremonial visit to the Rose Garden by champions is one sign the presidential connection to sports is fraught, maybe inalterably.
The N.B.A. is eyeing a December start for the 2020-21 season to help stem the financial toll of the pandemic, but the tight turnaround presents its own issues for teams.
In an interview, the recently crowned N.B.A. champion discussed the work of More Than a Vote, a collective of athletes trying to combat misinformation among Black communities before Election Day.
In this newsletter, Marc Stein says Butler was the breakout star of the N.B.A. finals, even in defeat. Plus: Why one ring isn’t enough to put LeBron James on the Lakers’ Mount Rushmore.
There’s a champion (Lakers) and a tally of players with the coronavirus (zero). But as for a date (?), location (??) and salary cap (???) for next season, no one is sure.
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in six games to take home the franchise’s 17th championship. It was the fourth title for LeBron James.
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers can win the franchise’s 17th championship tonight by beating the Miami Heat in Game 5.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar has his team on the brink of a championship at an unusual time, in an unusual year. The former Yankees star Reggie Jackson is watching.
The physical toll of the N.B.A. finals was on display before, during and after Los Angeles’s victory
A handful of James’s Los Angeles Lakers teammates played for teams that knocked him out of past playoffs. No hard feelings?
It’s not your imagination. This glut of sports events is kind of epic.
Dives for loose balls. Flops to draw fouls. Soaked facial hair. They all lead to sweat on the court, and that’s a problem when N.B.A. players are running up and down the floor.
In this newsletter, Marc Stein talks to Green about the Golden State Warriors’ down year, analyzes the many coaching vacancies, and looks at the Lakers-Heat finals.
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are up against Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat for the championship.
“When I first got here, he told me that he wants to give me my first ring,” Davis said. “And I told him that I want to get him back to the finals.”
He is miffed about not winning the M.V.P. Award, and rightfully so. His magic on and off the court is often unfairly taken for granted.