Tom Osborn: Parker said he should be ready to play Saturday against Denver after sitting out tonight’s game with a sprained right ankle: “I could have played tonight. But you know the Spurs, they are going to just be cautious. So the bad luck I had (hurting in Monday night) wasn’t too bad.”
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.
Kim Kardashian didn’t hesitate to burn Lamar Odom when he took at a verbal shot at her sister. The ex-NBA star who was once wedded to Khloe Kardashian recently said on BET’s Mancave there was a moment he knew his marriage was over: “I understand when it’s over, it’s over. When she was with her second or third NBA ball player, I could see that.”
January 20, 2018 | 7:42 am EST Update
Marc Stein: There is a growing belief in league personnel circles that Utah could move swingman Rodney Hood before the Feb. 8 trade deadline … with multiple teams expressing interest