Lakers GM Rob Pelinka on slimmer LeBron James, preseason outlook

Pelinka expects a slightly leaner James, a “gassed up” Russell Westbrook and a veteran-laden roster that is willing to sacrifice to do “something special” this season.

FBI unseals records in man’s 2003 offer to kill Kobe Bryant rape accuser

Swiss national bragged he had connections to Russian mafia and could make case against Lakers star “go away” for $3 million.

Former Laker Cedric Ceballos in ICU with COVID-19

Ceballos, who starred at Cal State Fullerton, asks for prayers, revealing his health concerns in a Twitter post that includes a photo of him in a hospital bed, apparently alert, with an oxygen mask covering his nose and mouth.

Report: DeAndre Jordan intends to join Lakers after buyout

The Lakers, who anticipate playing more lineups with star forward Anthony Davis at center, have two other veteran big men under contract: Dwight Howard and Marc Gasol.