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Lakers head coach Darvin Ham during a game against the Pelicans in New Orleans on April 14.
May 4, 2024
Lakers fire head coach Darvin Ham after two seasons
The Lakers finished the regular season with a 47-35 mark, good enough for only an eighth-place finish in the Western Conference.
Lakers forward LeBron James dribbles toward the basket during Game Three of Los Angeles' first-round series against the Nuggets on April 25.
May 1, 2024
LeBron James focused on family and Paris Olympics after Lakers playoff exit
The Lakers fell 108-106 to the defending champion Denver Nuggets on Monday to lose 4-1 in the first round.
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray controls the ball during game five of the first round for the 2024 NBA playoffs, in Denver on Monday.
Apr 30, 2024
Nuggets send Lakers crashing out of the NBA playoffs
After a 4-1 series win, Denver will now face Minnesota in the next round.
Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is guarded by the Lakers' Rui Hachimura during the second half in Game 3 of their first-round series in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Apr 26, 2024
Nuggets win on road to push Lakers to brink in playoff series
The defending champion Nuggets erased a 10-point first-quarter deficit to beat the Lakers 112-105 in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Rui Hachimura shoots as Memphis Grizzlies forward-center Santi Aldama defends during a game at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday.
Mar 28, 2024
Hachimura hits career-high seven 3-pointers in Lakers' win
Rui Hachimura tallied 32 points, including a career-high seven three-pointers, to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 136-124 on Wednesday.
Hachimura started and scored 16 points for the Lakers while snaring a career-high 14 rebounds during his 39 minutes of action in Milwaukee.
Mar 27, 2024
Hachimura logs 16-point double-double as Lakers win in OT
Hachimura started and scored 16 points for the Lakers while snaring a career-high 14 rebounds during his 39 minutes of action in Milwaukee.
Lakers forward LeBron James acknowledges the crowd after scoring his 40,000th career point, during a game against the Denver Nuggets in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Mar 3, 2024
LeBron James becomes first player to score 40,000 points
The four-time NBA champion, known as "King James," became the league's scoring king just over a year ago when he passed Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Western Conference forward LeBron James dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star Game in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday. James said he hopes to finish his career with he Lakers.
Feb 19, 2024
LeBron James hoping to end career with Lakers
LeBron James has not formulated a plan for his retirement, but is looking forward to the Paris Olympics this summer and wants to finish his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, the four-time NBA champion said Sunday.
The Lakers' Rui Hachimura scored 36 points during a win over the Jazz on Wednesday.
Feb 15, 2024
Rui Hachimura scores career-high 36 in Lakers' win over Jazz
Rui Hachimura and Anthony Davis became the first Lakers teammates to score 35-plus points in the same game since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal in 2003.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Rui Hachimura passes during the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday.
Feb 6, 2024
Hachimura keeps starting role as Lakers beat Hornets
The Japanese power forward contributed nine points and five rebounds in 29 minutes.
Lakers forward Rui Hachimura dribbles during the team's game against the Pacers in the finals of the NBA's in-season tournament on Dec. 9.
Jan 5, 2024
Disconnect growing between Lakers and coach Darvin Ham
The Lakers are just 3-9 over their last 12 games as they wade through nagging injuries with the supporting crew that surrounds stars Anthony Davis and LeBron James.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) moves the ball up court during the first half of a game against Boston Celtics in Los Angeles on Monday.
Dec 26, 2023
Celtics feast on Lakers' home court in classic NBA Christmas clash
The game between the teams that share the record for most NBA titles with 17 apiece was one of five on the Christmas Day slate.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Rui Hachimura shoots over New Orleans Pelicans guard Dyson Daniels during the semifinals of the NBA In-Season Tournament in Las Vegas on Thursday.
Dec 8, 2023
Hachimura helps Lakers reach final of NBA tourney
The Japanese forward played 21 minutes off the bench in his second game back from nasal surgery.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Rui Hachimura speaks to reporters in Los Angeles on Monday
Dec 5, 2023
Hachimura set to return for Lakers after nasal surgery
The Japanese men's national basketball team star has been out of action since suffering a nasal fracture against the Dallas Mavericks on Nov. 22.
LeBron James and the Lakers are still in the running to win the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament.
Dec 4, 2023
NBA's in-season tourney heads to quarterfinals with Vegas on horizon
The title game is on Dec. 9 in Las Vegas — where the finalists will be competing for the first NBA Cup and for the $500,000 in prize money per player.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Rui Hachimura shoots against the Phoenix Suns at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Oct 27, 2023
Hachimura tops Watanabe in season's first matchup
With both players coming off the bench, Hachimura fared better on the night with seven points in 12 minutes.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2023
Rui Hachimura to skip World Cup to focus on next NBA season
The Lakers forward was among Japan's 25-man roster, which will be trimmed down to 12 players ahead of the tournament.
Japan Times
May 24, 2023
The end for LeBron James? 'A lot to think about' after playoff exit
The NBA's all-time scoring leader has two years worth $97 million remaining on his contract, but the second year is voidable.
Japan Times
May 23, 2023
Rui Hachimura's Lakers swept in NBA Western Conference finals
The Japan star averaged 12.2 points on 55.7% shooting across the entire playoffs.
Japan Times
May 19, 2023
Nuggets rally past Lakers in fourth quarter to take 2-0 lead in series
Jamal Murray scored 23 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Nuggets to the victory.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan