Los Angeles Lakers Rumors
Going back to last week, ESPN averaged a 0.9 rating and 1.59 million viewers for Clippers-Warriors last Friday night — down 18% in ratings and 11% in viewership from Lakers-Mavericks last year (1.1, 1.79M) but flat and up 14% respectively from 2019 (Thunder-Blazers: 0.9 1.39M). The same matchup two nights earlier pulled a 0.8 (+14%) and 1.33 million (+30%).
Jovan Buha: Lakers list Anthony Davis (lower back tightness), LeBron James (left ankle sprain) and Wes Matthews (right Achilles soreness) as questionable vs. Pelicans. KCP is probable. Kostas Antetokounmpo (right knee patellar tendinitis) and Jared Dudley (right calf soreness) are out.
“Trades happened today and I couldn’t allow myself to indulge in that knowing that we had a game that we had to play tonight.” LeBron James remained locked in on the Lakers’ mission after the James Harden trade. Face with look of triumph (via @RyanWardLA )
LeBron James is now $100 richer … and it’s all thanks to a mid-game bet he made on an insane no-look 3-pointer with teammate Dennis Schroder!! The Lakers were already easily handling the troubled Houston Rockets early in the game Tuesday night … holding a 21-point lead through the first quarter. But, the real fun started a few minutes into the second, when Schroder yelled out a proposition to Bron to nail a wide-open corner 3 ball for $100. “Bet a Benjamin on it!” Schroder said from the bench a few inches away.
Naturally, LBJ pulled up, took the shot, turned around and looked Schroder dead in the eyes and said “BET!!” before the ball even made its descent to the hoop. Of course, the ball hit nothing but net, and the Lakers bench went absolutely bonkers!!