LA Lakers News Roundup: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar trolls the Boston Celtics, Lakers superstar partners with Naomi Osaka, and more

The LA Lakers are constantly making the airwaves. Although the season is coming to an end, the Lakers remain a hot topic of conversation, especially after the turbulent season they’ve had.

The headlines often revolve around the superstar trio of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook. Much of the talk so far has revolved around hiring Darvin Ham as head coach. However, former Lakers superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also makes the cut in this roundup.

With that in mind, here is the latest LA Lakers news roundup brought to you by Sportskeeda for June 23, 2022.


LA Lakers Forward LeBron James Partners With Naomi Osaka To Start Media Company

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns

LeBron James hit the airwaves this week after deciding to team up with Naomi Osaka to create a new media company called Hana Kuma. The superstar is known for venturing into the media with SpringHill Company, which he founded with Maverick Carter.

James will now collaborate with former World No. 1 Naomi Osaka to tell stories that break cultural barriers. SpringHill will act as the financing, operating and manufacturing partner for Hana Kuma.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar trolls the Boston Celtics for the 1985 NBA Finals

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reacts after being unveiled as part of the NBA 75th Anniversary team.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reacts after being unveiled as part of the NBA 75th Anniversary team.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reacts after being unveiled as part of the NBA 75th Anniversary team.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar couldn’t help but troll the Boston Celtics in a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The center was asked what the best hot dog topping was. The six-time champion responded by saying:

“The Celtics’ tears of 1985 when they lost to the LA Lakers in the Finals.”

The Lakers defeated the Celtics in six games in the 1985 NBA Finals. Kareem averaged 25.7 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 60.0%.

Arguably his best performance of the series came in Game 5 when the center lost 36 points along with 7 rebounds and 7 assists. He shot 57.0% from the field. He also had 3 blockages during the night.

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Shaquille O’Neal wanted son Shareef to stay in college

Shaq and his son at a basketball game.Shaq and his son at a basketball game.
Shaq and his son at a basketball game.

Former LA Lakers superstar Shaquille O’Neal wanted his son Shareef O’Neal to stay in college. Shareef O’Neal is currently working with a number of teams pre-draft and spoke about how he disagreed with his father on the issue.

“We kind of bump into each other over this process. He wanted me to stay in school. I wanted to improve myself with it. He knows I train with teams,” Shareef said.

New story: Shareef O’Neal donned a Lakers practice jersey as part of pre-draft practice on Tuesday, just like his father wore decades ago. But it wasn’t a big family moment. “He didn’t want me to do that,” Shareef said of Shaquille. es.pn/3OawB2Y

New story: Shareef O’Neal donned a Lakers practice jersey as part of pre-draft practice on Tuesday, just like his father wore decades ago. But it wasn’t a big family moment. “He didn’t want me to do that,” Shareef said of Shaquille. es.pn/3OawB2Y


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