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  • Lakers work out 12 players before draft

    The future of the Lakers walked into their training facility Wednesday. Maybe. The team worked out 12 players in anticipation of the NBA draft, hoping to find the right one before selecting seventh overall June 26. Notably absent were the consensus...
  • With heavy losses, Lakers have improved their draft lottery position

    With heavy losses, Lakers have improved their draft lottery position
    Heading into a two-game stretch on consecutive nights on the road against the defense-minded Indiana Pacers (42-13) and Memphis Grizzlies (31-24), the Lakers (19-37) are more likely to fall to 39 losses before they hit 20 wins. The Lakers are now...
  • The darker side of superfandom

    Marcus Smart went to block a shot and landed near the crowd. It was the final seconds of a college basketball game that his team, Oklahoma State, was losing. He hit the floor hard, got to his feet, then straightened at hearing something. A man in his 50s,...
  • Mitch Kupchak: 'Unacceptable' for Lakers to simply dump salary

    Mitch Kupchak: 'Unacceptable' for Lakers to simply dump salary
    The NBA trade deadline came and went on Thursday. The Lakers made a little splash on Wednesday night, trading point guard Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors for young guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. "As a person, as a player, we loved...
  • Mitch Kupchak: 'Unfortunately, we're going to have a good draft pick'

    Mitch Kupchak: 'Unfortunately, we're going to have a good draft pick'
    The Lakers are a dismal 16-32 on the season, but General Manager Mitch Kupchak has a positive outlook on the team's situation. "Our future is a bright future. We're going to be just fine," said Kupchak on Wednesday to Jared Greenberg and Rick Fox on...
  • Marcus Smart pushes fan in stands during Oklahoma State loss [Video]

    Marcus Smart pushes fan in stands during Oklahoma State loss [Video]
    Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State's star guard, will likely face disciplinary action from the university or Big 12 Conference, including a possible suspension, after going into the stands to push a Texas Tech fan Saturday night in Lubbock, Texas. The Cowboys...
  • Commentary: ESPN gives the cold shoulder to the Olympics

    Commentary: ESPN gives the cold shoulder to the Olympics
    ESPN bills itself as the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Based on that, women's basketball is bigger worldwide than the Winter Olympics. Nothing against the Connecticut Huskies, but do they really warrant more airtime than Bode Miller, the U.S. women's...
  • Orlando Magic prepare for 2014 NBA Draft Combine

    Orlando Magic prepare for 2014 NBA Draft Combine
    CHICAGO — The 2014 NBA Draft Combine feels anticlimactic. Although this is the most hyped draft class in over a decade, the consensus top prospects — Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins — are skipping the event. They aren't...
  • Orlando Magic interview several top draft prospects in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Orlando Magic officials now have met with perhaps the four top prospects who are attending the 2014 NBA Draft Combine. On Thursday, the Magic interviewed Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, Indiana big man Noah Vonleh and Australian guard...
  • Orlando Magic started to 'complete the puzzle' at the 2014 NBA Draft Combine

    CHICAGO — Key Orlando Magic decision-makers will leave this city Saturday with a better understanding of their options in the crucial 2014 NBA Draft. Over the last several days, Magic executives and coaches conducted preliminary interviews with...
  • Aaron Gordon, Dante Exum, Zach LaVine shine at NBA draft combine

    The Lakers eagerly anticipate the May 20 NBA draft lottery, with a 21.5% chance at a top-three pick. On Friday, the NBA released stats from the draft combine in Chicago, giving a glimpse at some of the talent on the board. Arizona forward Aaron Gordon...