• Lonzo Ball's father says son will 'only play for the Lakers,' later clarifies statement
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    Lonzo Ball's father says son will 'only play for the Lakers,' later clarifies statement

    Lonzo Ball is likely off to the NBA next year, where, his day says, he’ll be better than the reigning unanimous MVP. UCLA’s Lonzo Ball is still in college but his father, LaVar, already knows where his son is going to be playing after college: The Los Angeles Lakers. “My son will only play for the Lakers,” LaVar Ball said on The Kevin and Mike Show, a local Arizona sports radio show.

  • Warriors reportedly pushing for Shaquille O'Neal to tone down the JaVale McGee hate
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    Warriors reportedly pushing for Shaquille O'Neal to tone down the JaVale McGee hate

    It might have started in all good fun but the Golden State Warriors are getting fed up with Shaquille O’Neal’s constant ridicule of JaVale McGee. The two traded Twitter barbs late Thursday night, which resulted in O’Neal essentially threatening McGee. Not wanting his teammate to be left alone, Kevin Durant came to McGee’s defense, calling the Hall of Fame big man “childish” while also disparaging O’Neal’s overall game . And now, taking a page from Durant, the Warriors organization is doing its part to stop O’Neal from picking on McGee. According to ESPN, the Warriors have contacted Turner Sports to get O’Neal to stop making fun of McGee on his popular “Shaqtin’ A Fool” segment on “Inside the

  • DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors newcomers flexed their muscle against the Celtics
    Ball Don't Lie

    DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors newcomers flexed their muscle against the Celtics

    The Raptors may have been without point guard Kyle Lowry, whose right wrist injury is cause for concern, but All-Star backcourt-mate DeMar DeRozan made sure Toronto didn’t spoil the impressive debuts of new teammates Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker in a 107-97 victory against the Boston Celtics. DeRozan scored a career-high 43 points on 15-of-28 shooting, including a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line, to help the Raptors pick up a game on both the Celtics and Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference standings.