Lonzo Ball was asked to weigh in on the LeBron James vs. Kobe Bryant debate because of course he was. Not only is this a legitimate question for the Los Angeles Lakers rookie who has openly said he’d love to play with James soon, but it also is a question that’s been dancing around the NBA world more than normal recently since Michael Jordan used reductive logic to pick Bryant over James. Here’s his answer: “My favorite player was LeBron growing up. But he does have a point. Championships do mean a lot. But, uhh, it’s tough. I’m a Laker. I want to go with Kobe. But I’ve been saying LeBron for my whole life, so I’ma go with LeBron.”
August 19, 2017 | 5:58 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent center Marshall Plumlee has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources tell ESPN.
When the camp’s guest speaker, former Knicks star and current assistant general manager Allan Houston, was asked if that’s the jersey Anthony will be wearing for the upcoming season, the two-time All-Star shooting guard wouldn’t take the open shot. “That’s not for me to speak on,” Houston said with a laugh. “That’s for the boss.”
Houston did have kind words for his new bosses, president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry. “Steve and Scott have been intentional in their language about what we want to be,” said Houston, who played nine of his 12 seasons with the Knicks. “It starts with identifying what you want to be and then going out and doing it.”
Adam Wexler: Scheduled to play tomorrow but @Chris Paul here today at #JHTW #JHTownWeekend for @James Harden. @KPRC2
Mark Berman: #Rockets GM @Daryl Morey supporting @James Harden charity basketball tournament, part of JH-Town Weekend at Rice