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LeBron's injury may deter big-name free agents from joining the Lakers - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith is very concerned about LeBron James' injury and how it affects the Los Angeles Lakers going into the playoffs and their ability to r...

Stephen A. hints that Kyrie Irving might join the Lakers in free agency | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says that an unnamed source told him that it would be easier for Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving to join the Los Angeles Lakers afte...

Lonzo Ball needs to be more like De’Aaron Fox - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith explains why it's a problem for Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton to call out Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram and compares Lonz...

LeBron James being sidelined this long concerns me - Stephen A. l First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate if LeBron James being out for this long raises a cause of concern for the Los Angeles Lakers. ✓ Subscribe to...

Lakers need to hold on to Kyle Kuzma for dear life - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take get into a heated debate on whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers need to trade Kyle Kuzma for anothe...

Lakers aren't good enough to win without LeBron James - Max Kellerman l First Take

ax Kellerman and Ryan Hollins debate if the Los Angeles Lakers can continue winning without LeBron James, who is sidelined because of strained groin t...

Lakers with Paul George would been 'destined' for conference finals - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says the Los Angeles Lakers would have been "destined" for the Western Conference finals if they had Paul George on the team. ✓ Subsc...

Stephen A. ‘scared’ Anthony Davis is Lakers’ only option | First Take

Stephen A. Smith is “officially scared” that the Los Angeles Lakers may miss out on the chance to sign Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving or Ke...

LeBron James is ‘beyond being critiqued’ in regular season - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman break down LeBron James' monster 42-point night vs. the San Antonio Spurs and why he is not concerned about the ...

LeBron, Lakers can give Warriors a run for their money – Damon Jones | First Take

Damon Jones breaks down why the Los Angeles Lakers don't need more All-Stars to defeat the Golden State Warriors in a seven-game series as long as the...

Lakers’ pursuit of Trevor Ariza surprises Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith weighs in on the Los Angeles Lakers engaging in talks to try to acquire Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on You...

Lakers, Rockets & Thunder can't compare to the Warriors - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith is convinced that the Golden State Warriors' ability to step on the gas when they need to is the most frightening thing about them, a...

Lakers defense is a reason for concern – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate the Los Angeles Lakers stretch of poor play and if it is due to their porous defense. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on...

Without LeBron, Lakers hit new low with loss vs. Cavs | The Jump

Jorge Sedano, Kevin Arnovitz and Paul Pierce of The Jump react to Lakers vs. Cavaliers, which the Cavs won 101-95 making Los Angeles hit a new low dur...

Shaq's 2001 Lakers vs Steph's 2018 Warriors: Who would win? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate who would win a hypothetical game between the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers and the 2018 Golden State Warriors.

Stephen A.: LeBron is doing what he has to for the Lakers | First Take

Following LeBron James' stellar night against the Portland Trail Blazers, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate whether LeBron is being asked to d...

Lakers should explore using Brandon Ingram at PG - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman break down how the Los Angeles Lakers used improved defense and Brandon Ingram at point guard to beat the ...

Lakers should trade Brandon Ingram – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith isn't on board with Magic Johnson's belief in Brandon Ingram and calls for the Los Angeles Lakers to trade the former No. 2 pick for ...

LeBron James the only Laker safe from being traded - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith explains why LeBron James is the only player on the Lakers who is safe from trade and why Los Angeles needs to move players like Lonz...

Kevin Durant will drop 40 on the Lakers - Stephen A. l First take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman predict who will be the best player in the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors matchup on Christmas.

Stephen A. calls out refs from Lakers-Rockets | Stephen A. Smith Show

Stephen A. Smith takes issue with the amount of calls the NBA referees made on LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in their loss to the Houston Ro...

Max doesn’t give Lakers a chance to make Western Conference finals | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman get into a heated debate on how close LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are to becoming contenders in the NBA...

Stephen A. picks Lakers to go to 2019 Western Conference finals | First Take | ESPN

Max Kellerman sees the Los Angeles Lakers making a turnaround for the 2018-19 season with LeBron James on the roster, but Stephen A. Smith takes it fu...

Stephen A.: ‘Showtime Lakers’ not back yet after LeBron's Staples Center debut | First Take | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith goes off after Max Kellerman says "Showtime" is back following LeBron James' exciting debut as a Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Ce...