Gregg Popovich: “As discussions went on, it became apparent to me that it really was me. He’s been playing in the league for nine years. I’m not going to turn him into some other player. I could do some things defensively or rebounding-wise. But on offense, I was going to move him everywhere. That was just silly on my part. Total overcoaching. So, we took care of it, and he’s been fantastic.”
TMZ Sports spoke with the ex-NBA All-Star about the newest addition to his Tri-State squad … and J.O. reveals he personally recruited Robinson because he knows the 33-year-old still belongs in the pros. O’Neal says the NBA scouts should have their eyes on Nate throughout the season … ’cause his team is gonna feed him the ball the whole time!!
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Chris Webber told The Dan Patrick Show on Friday that he tried to go after Vin Baker – but blamed the whole thing on Gary Payton for hyping him up just a bit too much during the game. He almost made it in, he said. “I did get close to him and if we caught each other, we would have fought. But someone would have broken it up after three seconds, so it wouldn’t have been a fight. But a couple of weeks later we went out and we hung out, so it was nothing. But that’s Gary Payton on the team it just pumps everyone up and makes it an issue.
Harrison Faigen: I guess Luke let the cat out of the bag about @Serena Winters, who legit works harder than anyone on the Lakers’ beat. Serena, congrats on the new gig, you’re going to be amazing and Lakers coverage will be worse in your absence.
Reggie Miller suggested that Magic Johnson tell the elder Ball to shut it down. Others have suggested ignoring it. But on Fox Sports on Friday, Michael Rapoport had perhaps what would be the funniest idea to see in action: Luke Walton should challenge him to a one-on-one game.