Mike Battaglino

Mike is a veteran journalist who has covered the NBA for almost three decades. He remembers the birth of "Showtime" and has always admired the star power the Lakers have brought to the game.
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Shaq doesn’t approve of Lil Wayne’s Mount Rushmore of Lakers which includes LeBron

At least Shaquille O’Neal has a sense of humor about being left

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Latest update on Jarred Vanderbilt comes with both good and bad news for Lakers

Though Jarred Vanderbilt’s heel injury is improving, the Los Angeles Lakers forward

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Austin Reaves’ candid reaction to Lakers’ plan to limit LeBron James to just 29 minutes per game

Much has already been made of LeBron James having his playing time

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Leaked video shows LeBron James visibly frustrated with his role on Lakers

The idea of limiting LeBron James’ workload over the course of this

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Darvin Ham offers injury updates on 3 Lakers ahead of opening night vs. Nuggets

The Los Angeles Lakers are moving toward full health with the season

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Lakers’ LeBron James offers significant update on his health heading into Tuesday’s opener vs. Nuggets

After an offseason that started with thoughts of retirement and concern about

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Jarred Vanderbilt to miss 3rd straight Lakers game with new injury

Jarred Vanderbilt reportedly is dealing with soreness in his heel, and the

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Iman Shumpert gets real on why Russell Westbrook’s failed tenure on Lakers wasn’t his fault

Russell Westbrook took a lion’s share of the criticism for the Los

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LeBron James gets crucified on social media after publicly expressing thoughts on Israel-Hamas war

LeBron James is receiving some harsh backlash and criticism on social media

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