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Los Angeles Lakers: American professional basketball team
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 16 NBA championships, the second-most behind the Boston Celtics.

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Los Angeles Lakers Give Back $4.6 Million Coronavirus Relief Loan [Video]

Los Angeles Lakers Give Back $4.6 Million Coronavirus Relief Loan

The Lakers recently announced their decision to return a roughly $4.6 million loan that was granted to them by the federal government.

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Treasury Secretary Said The Los Angeles Lakers Taking $4.6 Million Loan Was 'Outrageous' [Video]

Treasury Secretary Said The Los Angeles Lakers Taking $4.6 Million Loan Was 'Outrageous'

The Los Angeles Lakers participated in the government relief program meant for small businesses. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said: "I'm a big fan of the team, but I'm not a fan of the fact that..

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Lakers return relief loan funds amid lockdown [Video]

Lakers return relief loan funds amid lockdown

The Los Angeles Lakers returned a loan obtained through the U.S. government's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the team confirmed on Monday, after learning that funds in the federal program had been..

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Kobe makes Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility, Duncan and Garnett also selected [Video]

Kobe makes Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility, Duncan and Garnett also selected

Late NBA star Kobe Bryant makes Basketball Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan also selected

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Lakers return federal relief loan funds amid coronavirus lockdown

The Los Angeles Lakers returned a loan obtained through the U.S. government's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the team confirmed on Monday, after learning that funds in the federal program had been..
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'I ain't playing if no fans' - LeBron James on possibility of NBA matches being staged behind closed doors

LeBron James says he would refuse to play if the Los Angeles Lakers had to stage games behind closed doors because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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LeBron James scores season-high 40 points for Lakers

LeBron James scores a season-high 40 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the visiting New Orleans Pelicans 118-109 on Tuesday.
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All-Star MVP Award to be named after Bryant

The NBA All-Star MVP Award is to be permanently renamed after LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
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Kobe Bryant memorial planned at Lakers' home arena: report

Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, killed with eight others in a helicopter crash last month, will be honored at a public memorial service planned for Feb. 24 at the Staples Center, the team's home..
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'Brothers for life': Former Lakers attendant remembers Kobe Bryant

Manny Sandoval, who arrived at the Los Angeles Lakers as a team attendant in 1996, the same year as Kobe Bryant, said the death in a helicopter crash of the basketball legend and friend "was like a..
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Damian Lillard: Portland Trail Blazers point guard continues scoring streak

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard has now scored 293 points in six games, while the LA Lakers have won their first game since Kobe Bryant's death.
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James leads tributes at Lakers' first game since Bryant death

LeBron James leads tributes to Kobe Bryant at the LA Lakers' first game since he died in a helicopter crash.
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Thousands turn out to mourn Kobe Bryant as Lakers return to the court in LA

Tens of thousands of Kobe Bryant fans flooded the grounds around Staples Center on Friday ahead of his former team's first game since his death in a helicopter crash earlier this week that stunned..
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Shadow of Kobe Bryant hangs over first Lakers game since his death

Kobe Bryant's former team the Los Angeles Lakers will make an emotional return to the court on Friday for the first time since his death earlier this week in a helicopter crash that shook basketball..
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Site of Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash cleared of debris, remains

The tall hillside where Los Angeles Lakers basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others perished in a helicopter crash was cleared on Tuesday of all wreckage and human remains as the..
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Petition to make Bryant the new NBA logo nears 2 million signatures

Nearly 2 million people have signed an online petition to use Kobe Bryant's image as the new logo for the National Basketball Association following the death of the Los Angeles Lakers great on Sunday.
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Lakers match called off after Bryant's death

Basketball chiefs call off the Los Angeles Lakers' game against local rivals the LA Clippers on Tuesday after the death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
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Obituary: Bryant, a transcendent star who never took a night off

Kobe Bryant became one of the greatest players in basketball, a transcendent star who went straight from high school to the game's biggest stage and brought "Showtime" back to the Los Angeles Lakers..
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Highlights from the career of former NBA star Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, died at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash in California. Here is biographical information on him and highlights from his..
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Kobe Bryant and four others, including his daughter, killed in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant, who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and was considered one of basketball's all-time greats, was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with..
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Factbox: Reaction to the death of former NBA player Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, a Hall of Fame basketball player who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, died aged 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash in California.
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Basketball star Kobe Bryant, four others dead in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant, the basketball superstar who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, was killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday morning, officials said. He was 41.
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James moves past Bryant to third on NBA's all-time scoring list

LeBron James surpasses Kobe Bryant to become the NBA's third-highest scorer of all time in the LA Lakers' 108-91 defeat by the Philadelphia 76ers.
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'A good old-fashioned butt-whipping' - Lakers fall to heaviest defeat of season at Celtics

The Los Angeles Lakers fall to their heaviest defeat of the NBA season as they are beaten 139-107 by the Boston Celtics.
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Bucks beat Lakers in battle of NBA's top teams

The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-104 to win the battle of the NBA's two best teams.
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Lakers equal record for best start to season with Wizards win

The LA Lakers equal the record for the best start to the season in franchise history with a 125-103 victory over the Washington Wizards.
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LeBron draws social media ire over comments on Rockets GM's Hong Kong tweet

LeBron James sparked anger on social media on Tuesday after the Los Angeles Lakers star suggested that Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey "wasn't educated" when he sent a tweet in support of..
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NBA scraps media access to teams in China amid HK tweet backlash

The National Basketball Association said on Friday it won't make the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers available to media for the rest of their China visit, amid a furore over a tweet by a..
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NBA says no media sessions for Nets, Lakers for rest of China trip: ESPN reporter

The U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) has decided not to make the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers available to media during the rest of their China trip amid a furor over a Houston..
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NBA puts off press events in China, but Saturday's game to go ahead

The National Basketball Association (NBA) kept quiet on Friday, postponing media events for the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers in China amid a furor over a tweet by a Houston Rockets..
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As China storm swirls, Nets and Lakers set to address media Friday

The Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers are scheduled to speak to the media on Friday, a day after playing an exhibition game in Shanghai amid a furor over a tweet last week from the Houston..
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China basketball fans wave national flags at arena in row over HK tweet

Hundreds of Chinese basketball fans waved national flags in a Shanghai arena on Thursday ahead of an NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets amid a huge backlash against a tweet..
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NBA games in China in doubt

Stadium signage has been removed and players reportedly are growing uneasy with playing games amid growing tensions in China, where the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are scheduled to play..
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