Los Angeles Lakers

5th Pacific | 17-65
  • Field Goal %
    41.4 FG%
  • 3-point %
    31.7 3P%
  • Points Scored
    97 PPG
  • Total Rebounds
    43.0 RPG
  • Why New Orleans, despite Louisiana lawsuit, differs from Charlotte for NBA All-Star game
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    Why New Orleans, despite Louisiana lawsuit, differs from Charlotte for NBA All-Star game

    How could the NBA pull the All-Star game from Charlotte due to North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law and move it to New Orleans, considering Louisiana is suing the Obama administration over its directive on sex discrimination? This leak from the Board of Governors meeting proves illustrative. Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today: In a poignant address, Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts, 63, who is openly gay, explained his meaningful and lifelong affiliation with the NBA and told league owners he didn’t feel comfortable attending the All-Star Game in Charlotte if the law remained as is. He then said if the All-Star Game remained in Charlotte, he wouldn’t feel comfortable attending,

  • DeMar DeRozan didn’t meet with Lakers because he wanted “legacy of my own in Toronto”
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    DeMar DeRozan didn’t meet with Lakers because he wanted “legacy of my own in Toronto”

    DeMar DeRozan was going to be one of the Lakers’ free agent targets last summer — an All-Star wing who could come home to Los Angeles and slide right into Kobe Bryant‘s now vacant spot in the rotation. But like the Lakers’ other top targets — Kevin Durant, Hassam Whiteside, etc. — the Lakers didn’t even get a meeting. Durant’s reasoning was expected: “I really respect their team. I just thought they were a couple years away from where I wanted to be.” DeRozan went another path — he loves Toronto and wants to carve out a legacy there, as he told Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily recently: “When you have an opportunity to go home, that’s something that certainly would cross your mind. But it