LeBron James

LeBron questions his future

James bowed out of the Western Conference finals yetsreday before hinting a 21st season in the NBA was no sure thing.

"I've got a lot to think about, to be honest," said James, repeating the sentence twice. "Just for me personally going forward with the game of basketball, I've got a lot to think about."

James collected 40 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in Game 4 but missed a turnaround jumper and had a layup blocked with a chance to tie the game on each of the final two possessions of the 113-111 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

Officials miss foul on LeBron James as LA Lakers lose to Boston Celtics

James was denied a foul by Jayson Tatum when driving for the basket with the scores level at 105-105 and 4.1 seconds left in regulation time.

Officiating crew chief Eric Lewis later said his team had "missed the play."

James scored a game-high 41 points in the defeat.

"I don't understand it," he said on the foul by Tatum not being given in his side's favour.

"You've seen some of the games we've lost with late-game missed calls. I don't see it happening to nobody else."

Stephen Curry sets record as Team LeBron win 163-160 against Team Durant

Curry, 33, finished with 16 three-pointers, setting a record for the most in an All-Star quarter (six), half (eight) and game (16) in the process.

The previous record in an All-Star game was nine, set by Paul George in 2016.

Curry, who was two points short of the scoring record set by Anthony Davis in 2017, won the Kobe Bryant Trophy as the All-Star Game's most valuable player.

Lebron James breaks all-time scoring record but LA Lakers lose to Warriors

He scored 26 points to take his career tally to 44,157, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 44,149.

However, James missed a last-second free throw that would have won the game for the Lakers in San Francisco.

Klay Thompson scored a season-high 33 points for the Warriors.

With 36,526 points, James remains behind Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928) on the regular-season points list.

LeBron James scores 29 points on return as LA Lakers beat New York Knicks

The Lakers overturned a 21-point first-half deficit to pull off their biggest comeback win of the season.

James, who missed the previous five games with a knee injury, added 13 rebounds and 10 assists to record his 103rd career triple-double.

Malik Monk weighed in with 29 points and Anthony Davis 28 for the Lakers.

Monk scored 18 in the third quarter as the Lakers came from 71-56 down at half-time in LA.

RJ Barrett scored a career-high 36 points for the Knicks but could not prevent a fifth loss in six games.

LeBron James scores 32 points as Los Angeles Lakers beat Houston Rockets

James added 11 rebounds and 11 assists to record his third triple-double of the season in a 132-123 win in LA.

Russell Westbrook finished with a triple-double of 24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, while Malik Monk scored 25 points and Carmelo Anthony 24.

Jalen Green responded with 24 points as the Rockets lost a fifth straight game.

James, who this month became the fifth player in NBA history to record 100 triple-doubles, started at centre for the first time in his career.

LeBron James scores 100th triple-double but LA Lakers lose to Memphis Grizzlies

James became the fifth player in NBA history to reach the milestone after scoring 20 points with 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the defeat.

"Turnovers killed us," said James.

"We were doing a hell of a job over the last seven games averaging only 12.5 turnovers. Tonight we had 22 for 27 points."

The Grizzlies were without key players Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks but still won, with Jaren Jackson Jr scoring 25 points and Desmond Bane adding 23.

Lebron James inspires LA Lakers to overtime win over Indiana Pacers

The Lakers trailed for most of the game but James scored 39 points, including eight of their 12 points in overtime in Indianapolis.

The 36-year-old was banned for one game after clashing with Detroit Pistons' Isaiah Stewart on Sunday.

Russell Westbrook scored 20 points for the Lakers.

They were without Anthony Davis, who missed the game with flu-like symptoms, and Indiana - led by Malcolm Brogdon's 28 points - were in control for the majority of the contest.

LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart ejected as LA Lakers beat Detroit Pistons

LA's James appeared to strike Pistons centre Stewart in the face as they battled for a rebound, leaving him with a large cut near his right eye.

Stewart then repeatedly had to be held back by team-mates and coaching staff as he tried to retaliate.

Both were then ejected from the game after an official review.

"Everyone in the league knows LeBron's not a dirty guy," said James' Lakers team-mate Anthony Davis. "In fact, when he knew he hit him, as soon as he did it, he looked back at him like, 'Oh, my bad. I didn't try to do it'."

Space Jam: LeBron James sequel slam dunks Black Widow at box office

A joint streaming release, it sets a pandemic-era record for a family film.

The live-action/animated basketball film - a sequel to the 1996 original starring Michael Jordan - sees NBA star LeBron James team up with the Looney Tunes characters to save his son.

Its success, despite poor reviews, means it topples Marvel's Black Widow.