The Los Angeles Lakers can set their sights on a very smooth summer with the No. 2 pick in hand. Gone is the pressure to make something happen immediately, instead giving the freshly instilled front office a chance to play their first hand slowly. The No. 2 pick is enough excitement to hold off the fan base for just a bit longer. The Lakers now have young talent galore, with three lottery picks in hand and a fourth on the way. They also have interesting young role players like Larry Nance, Jr. and Jordan Clarkson as well. Put it together and LA has a fairly nice platter for a team like the Indiana Pacers to pick from if they feel the answer to their looming Paul George problem is to make it another
INDIANAPOLIS - The massive infield at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is buzzing with a vibrant, contagious energy for the 101st Indy 500, and celebrity first-timers, like Jake Gyllenhaal, are stunned. Gyllenhaal and Boston Marathon bombing survivor and author Jeff Bauman were the honorary starters for Sunday's spectacle, marking the first time a pair waved green flags at the Indy 500. Both are new to the race and, understandably, were moved by the animated atmosphere created by hundreds of thousands of racing fans. No stranger to the red carpet scene, Gyllenhaal said the Brickyard's is way better than the Hollywood ones he normally walks. "It feels like people are actually enjoying themselves,"