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Why should Anthony Davis have to pay for the Lakers’ mistakes? – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman doesn't think Anthony Davis should waive his $4 million trade bonus, as the Los Angeles Lakers try to create cap space to sign another s...

The Lakers as 2020 title favorites is ‘valid’ – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith breaks down why the addition of Anthony Davis to the Lakers makes Los Angeles 2020 NBA title favorites. #FirstTake ✓ Subscribe to ESP...

Stephen A. explains how the Lakers can still sign Kyrie Irving | First Take

Stephen A. Smith would “love” for the Los Angeles Lakers to sign Kyrie Irving in free agency and breaks down how they can navigate around cap space is...

KD, Klay put the Warriors in a tougher spot than the Lakers in free agency - Shaq | First Take

Shaquille O'Neal feels the Golden State Warriors have a dilemma on their hands with limited cap space and an injured Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson se...

Free agents should ‘salivate’ at the chance to play with LeBron, Lakers – Ryan Hollins | First Take

Ryan Hollins thinks the Los Angeles Lakers are very attractive to free agents looking to win a championship after the Lakers traded for Anthony Davis....

Stephen A. predicts a 2020 Lakers championship if Anthony Davis joins LeBron | First Take

Stephen A. Smith is "rolling with the Lakers to win the title immediately" if Anthony Davis joins LeBron James in Los Angeles during NBA free agency b...

Shaq predicts LeBron will be on the Lakers' Mt. Rushmore if he 3-peats with AD | First Take

Shaquille O'Neal says LeBron James potentially winning one championship in Los Angeles wouldn't be enough to carve himself into the Lakers Mt. Rushmor...

Kawhi would make the Raptors title favorites over LeBron, AD's Lakers - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman believes Kawhi Leonard's impending decision in free agency holds great power, and if he were to return to the Toronto Raptors, Max says ...

LaVar takes credit for the Lakers trading Lonzo: ‘It’s raggedy over there’ | First Take

LaVar Ball tells Stephen A. Smith that he wanted the Los Angeles Lakers to trade Lonzo Ball to the New Orleans Pelicans and used the media to make it ...

ESPN FIRST TAKE | Stephen A. Smith react to Lakers attempting to create space for max contract

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‘LeBron is on the clock’ for a championship after Anthony Davis trade – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith break down how much pressure LeBron James faces to deliver a championship for the Los Angeles Lakers now that ...

Snoop Dogg sings ‘AD is on the way’ to the Lakers, says LeBron is taking control | First Take

Snoop Dogg is optimistic that LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will not strike out in the offseason and starts singing “AD is on the way,” in a...

‘Why do the Lakers always get their man?’- Disgruntled Knicks fan Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman sounds off on the New York Knicks' free agency prospects following the news of Anthony Davis' trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. #FirstTak...

KD's injury may benefit LeBron and the Lakers the most in free agency - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith explains how LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers could be the "biggest benefactors" in free agency from Kevin Durant's injury in ...

‘Rondo’s right ... LeBron was their MJ’ – Stephen A. reacts to Rajon’s Lakers comments | First Take

Stephen A. Smith does not see a problem with Rajon Rondo making comments that it was difficult for him and LeBron James to lead the Los Angeles Lakers...

Rich Paul deserves more credit than Rob Pelinka for Anthony Davis trade – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says Rich Paul deserves the most credit for pulling off the blockbuster trade that sent Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers. #Fir...

Lakers should target Klay if they believe LeBron is still ‘LeBron James’ – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith suggests the Los Angeles Lakers make a serious push for Anthony Davis if they feel LeBron James is in a state of decline, or make an ...

Lakers can’t win a championship with Vogel and Kidd coaching – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman expects Jason Kidd to replace Frank Vogel after one season, even though he says neither coach can lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a title...

Jeanie Buss is on the brink of ruining the Lakers' franchise - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith evaluates the tenure of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and if she should be held responsible for the team's lack of success and...

I’d love to buy the Lakers – Magic Johnson | First Take

Magic Johnson says he would ask Jeanie Buss to sell him the Los Angeles Lakers franchise if it were up for sale and talks about the possibility of Kob...

LeBron and the Lakers are officially done, front office changes to come - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Jalen Rose and Max Kellerman debate whether LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers' season is finished after a crucial loss to the ...

Anthony Davis wanted to be in Los Angeles with the Lakers - Rachel Nichols | SportsCenter

Rachel Nichols joins SportsCenter to discuss her thoughts on the Los Angeles Lakers trading for Anthony Davis as well as where the Pelicans go from he...

Magic Johnson says Lakers GM was ‘backstabbing’, Luke Walton firing was the final straw | First Take

Magic Johnson explains that he wanted to fire Luke Walton, but Los Angeles Lakers executive Tim Harris wanted to retain him and identifies Lakers GM R...

Time for LeBron to give the Lakers an ultimatum – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith proposes LeBron James should call the shots for Jeanie Buss and the Los Angeles Lakers in their search for a new head coach, and if t...