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Derek Fisher speaks on Sparks leveling up in the off-season with new veteran leadership
August 3, 2020
The leaders of the Sparks take pride in their character and being role models for other young players on the team. Fisher believes it is a great foundation for the future of the organization on and off the court. “When you have your best players lead by example in terms of how they carry themselves and how they speak. It helps everybody.” ... read more »
Candace Parker Scores A Double-Double in Loss to Seattle Storm
August 2, 2020
Despite having a competitive fourth quarter effort, the Los Angeles Sparks fell to the Seattle Storm 81-75. This was their fourth game in their first week of the season; these early games revealed that the Sparks must improve on their cohesion. ... read more »
NBA restart continues racial injustice discussions in Clippers loss to Lakers, 103-101
July 31, 2020
The battle of LA took place on the first day of the NBA restart in Orlando, Florida. The thunderous environment in Staples Center was missing but the star-studded talent was still present as the Lakers defeated the Clippers in a nail-biter, 103-101.   ... read more »
Clippers’ Lou Williams Says it’s About the Food at Popular Atlanta Strip Club
July 30, 2020
Shortly after, pictures surfaced on the internet of Williams at the Atlanta strip club, Magic City.  Rapper, Jack Harlow posted on his Instagram story, a picture with the Clippers guard. After reports came out that he violated health protocols, Williams immediately tweeted, “Ask any of my teammates what my favorite restaurant in Atlanta is. Ain’t nobody partying. Chill out lol. #MaskOn.” According to the Atlanta community, Magic City has some of the best food in the city.  ... read more »
Breonna Taylor Honored at Sparks Season Opener
July 30, 2020
 Despite clinching an authoritative 99-76 victory over the Phoenix Mercury, the Los Angeles Sparks kept their focus on demanding justice for Breonna Taylor during their first game of the 2020 season. ... read more »
NBA EXTENDS COMMUNITY TESTING PROGRAM AS PART OF 2019-20 SEASON RESTART IN ORLANDO
July 29, 2020
The NBA announced today a new community testing program providing thousands of no-cost COVID-19 PCR tests in Orlando, Fla. and team markets nationwide.  The program, which is a part of NBA Together, the league’s global community and social engagement campaign that aims to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families and fans in response to the coronavirus pandemic, tipped off earlier this month and will run through August.  The Health and Safety Protocols for the Resumption of the 2019-20 NBA Season, which were finalized with the National Basketball Players Association in June, included plans for several community testing programs. ... read more »
Lakers Show Strength in Numbers After 2-1 Record In NBA Bubble Scrimmages
July 29, 2020
With LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma and Dwight Howard all held out of the Lakers’ third and final scrimmage against the Washington Wizards on Monday afternoon, Lakers’ head coach, Frank Vogel opted to give rotation players, newly added team members and the Lakers’ spirited young core extended minutes. ... read more »
Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma Finds His Stride In NBA Bubble Scrimmage Victory Against The Orlando Magic
July 27, 2020
Just one day after celebrating his 25th birthday, Lakers’ forward Kyle Kuzma went off for 25 points on 10-for-13 shooting including sinking five three-pointers in the team’s 119-112 win over the Orlando Magic. ... read more »
Paul George shuts down basketball related basketball questions and puts focus on social justice
July 24, 2020
The Clippers star Paul George, dedicated his press conference to shed light on the world, the immediate need for social change. After the scrimmage, George repeatedly shut down any basketball-related questions. “I have no answers for Orlando,” he tells reporters. ... read more »
Dion Waiters Shines In Lakers’ Bubble Debut Loss Against The Dallas Mavericks
July 23, 2020
Moments after Lakers’ guard Dion Waiters checked in to the team’s first game in nearly four months, a scrimmage against the Dallas Mavericks, he faded away and sunk a jump shot as the Lakers’ bench shouted “Cheeseeeee,” referencing Waiters’ nickname “Philly Cheese.”  ... read more »
Los Angeles Sparks Set Out to Conquer the 2020 Season
July 23, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks will tip off their season on July 25 at 12:00 p.m. against the Phoenix Mercury. The team is working to be a versatile power as they gear up for this unorthodox season.  ... read more »
Doc Rivers Says Clippers Should Give Team’s Game Plan to White House
July 23, 2020
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke a few weeks ago about the NBA being a good platform to speak out on racial equality, and that there needs to be diversity in the coaching ranks. ... read more »
Kobe Bryant Posthumously Receives Local Emmys Governors Award
July 23, 2020
   The late Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant posthumously received the 72nd Los Angeles Area Emmys Governors Award for his legacy of philanthropy, community building and inspiration that extended beyond the basketball court. ... read more »
J.R. Smith Is Bringing Showtime Lakers To Orlando With Social Media Viralness
July 21, 2020
On the first night of the Los Angeles Lakers’ arrival to the NBA bubble in Orlando, FL, newly signed J.R. Smith took to Instagram Live to give his followers a behind-the-scenes look into what players were experiencing. He lightheartedly criticized everything from his view of the parking lot to the size of the blanket the NBA provided pointing out that it was too small for most NBA players who are well above average height. He questioned how players were expected to stay healthy with the bags of candy that were placed as snacks in each players’ room. He went on to show his teammates in the hallway simultaneously grabbing their first meal and ran through the dinner menu. Before long, Smith shared with his captive audience that he was instructed to shut it down.  ... read more »
NBA Announces Team Rosters for Season Restart
July 20, 2020
The NBA announced today the restart rosters for the 22 teams participating in the resumption of the 2019-20 season at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. ... read more »
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