Lakers host the Hornets in cross-conference contest

LeBron James' first season as a Los Angeles Laker hasn't gone as planned with the team already out of playoff contention

LeBron James' first season as a Los Angeles Laker hasn't gone as planned with the team already out of playoff contention

Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Mike Muscala (leg) is available to play Friday versus the Charlotte Hornets.

Charlotte will now kick off a back-to-back road set against the Golden State Warriors, which begins on Sunday March 31, at 8:30 p.m. ET in Oakland, CA.

Kemba Walker scored 24 points to lead the Hornets, who dropped two games behind the Miami Heat for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

Rajon Rondo interested in re-signing with Los Angeles, feels he can play a part in turning around the Lakers' fortunes next season.

Ukraine heads to polls in first round of presidential election
Despite concerns about his vague platform, supporters insist only a brand new face can clean up Ukraine's murky politics. The 53-year-old leader said he would shut down the fighting, tackle graft and align the country with the West.

The Lakers are just 33-42 on the season.

Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon (7) drives to the basket in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Laker at Staples Center. Los Angeles will be without Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart who have all been shut down for the remainder of the season. Los Angeles has also struggled on defense, allowing 113.8 points per night.

It makes sense that James is now breaking out the hard stuff, given how this season has gone.

LeBron James (Day To Day - Groin): The Lakers listed James as PROBABLE for Friday's (Mar 29) game against the Hornets. "King James" missed 18 games right after Christmas, and has been sitting out games of late to get some rest. Fortunately, he was finally able to find his rhythm on offense and ultimately finished with a game-high 27 points, while tacking on nine assists and three rebounds in 32 minutes. Jeremy Lamb has averaged 2.2 assists and scored 14.6 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte. The Hornets know that they will eventually have to score points to reach the playoffs.

Recommended News

  • Eurostar: Man with English flag brings service to a halt

    Eurostar: Man with English flag brings service to a halt

    Southeastern had to alter some journeys but has advised passengers they could use London Underground and Thameslink services instead at no extra cost.
    Erdogan`s AKP leads in Istanbul, Ankara in Turkish local election

    Erdogan`s AKP leads in Istanbul, Ankara in Turkish local election

    Saadet chairman Temel Karamollaoglu said on Twitter they had been "attacked" by an AKP candidate's nephew at the polling station. AK Party candidates are also close to declaring victory in Bitlis and Agri, where the HDP has won in previous elections.

    Ash Williams is coming to Dead By Daylight

    You can discard any notions of blowing away the Killer with a double-barreled blast all up close and personal-like. Players will typically have to work their way through a level activating objectives and evading the Killer.
  • Google Maps Has A Hidden 'Snake' Game

    Google Maps Has A Hidden 'Snake' Game

    Each passenger you pick up makes your train longer, which makes it a bit harder to manoeuvre on the screen. You can now play a version of the classic Snake game on the mobile app and desktop .
    Daniel Ricciardo, F1 Bahrain Grand Prix | Electrocution fear after Renault failure

    Daniel Ricciardo, F1 Bahrain Grand Prix | Electrocution fear after Renault failure

    Daniel Ricciardo has been forced to retire again as his disastrous start to life at Renault continued at the Bahrain Grand Prix. And since there seem to be quite a lot of them, Ricciardo did express a sense of urgency in those struggles.

    Meteor lights up Florida sky

    Officials said they haven't received any reports of where the meteor possibly landed or if it broke up in the atmosphere. Residents in Georgia and SC also reported seeing the flash.
  • Mane ready for Madrid move - Romeu

    Mane ready for Madrid move - Romeu

    The 26-year-old also helped Liverpool to reach the last eight of the UEFA Champions League where they will tackle Porto in April. The Senegal midfielder was full of praise for his former Southampton and national teammate, while speaking about him to Marca .
    Apple announces its own credit card

    Apple announces its own credit card

    The "no late fees" feature on the cards was added to help customers avoid extra financial burden from credit card bill payments. Maybe we'll hear more at WWDC? It's good to see Apple following the digital bank playbook, pioneered by Starling.
    Dodgers Hit Record 8 HRs On Opening Day

    Dodgers Hit Record 8 HRs On Opening Day

    Seager, in his first game since last April after undergoing elbow and hip surgeries, also hit a home run in the fourth inning. Amusing enough, two of the five Diamondback runs came via the home run - one from Adam Jones , one from Christian Walker .
  • Chinese premier, New Zealand PM congratulate launch of year of tourism

    Chinese premier, New Zealand PM congratulate launch of year of tourism

    Ardern said Muslims who were targeted in the shootings are an intrinsic part of New Zealand society. Her planned week-long trip to the country was shortened following the March 15 mosque massacres.
    Manhattan tolls, plastic bag ban approved in New York budget

    Manhattan tolls, plastic bag ban approved in New York budget

    He said he would make the budget late, if lawmakers did not come to final agreement on public campaign finance reform. It also contains a provision that would allow (but not force) localities to impose a 5-cent tax on paper bags.
    Nipsey Hussle Reportedly Shot Outside Of His Store In Los Angeles

    Nipsey Hussle Reportedly Shot Outside Of His Store In Los Angeles

    He is also well known for his gang affiliation in the neighborhood as well as a member of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips. According to TMZ , there was gunfire at the store in September 2018, but no one was shot then, and Nipsey was not there.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.