The Forum in Inglewood was best known for decades as being both fabulous and the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, back from the Jerry West era and through Magic’s “Showtime” teams. Then in 2001 the Lakers moved downtown to Staples Center, and after that the Forum went through some rough times. Then several years ago the Madison Square Garden company (owned by Knicks owner James Dolan) bought the Forum, fixed it up, and started booking it again.
Dave Roberts left his office Sunday morning to see an unexpected sight. Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was in the midst of a particularly vigorous round of batting practice at Dodger Stadium. It was the first time he had taken the field since being placed on the disabled list on June 13 because of the herniated disk in his back. “I was actually surprised at the effort he exerted,” Roberts said before his team’s series finale against the Braves. “He hit some balls out of the ballpark, and he said he feels good. I think for him to get on the field and take batting practice is a good thing.” Gonzalez could start a rehabilitation assignment later this week. Roberts suggested that how Gonzalez
Alex Poythress may be on the verge of landing an NBA contract. Brad Turner of LA Times reports the Los Angeles Clippers are considering signing Poythress to a two-way contract. While not a full NBA contract, this would ensure Poythress spends next season with an NBA team. The NBA is implementing two-way contracts this year in order to add two extra roster spots, increasing the limit to 17. Those final two spots can be dedicated to two-way contract players, who can spend up to 45 days with the NBA team that signs him, although no time is guaranteed. The rest of the player’s contract must be spent in the G-League, either for the team’s affiliate or another’s if the team he signs with doesn’t have