HoopsHype Los Angeles Kings rumors
After the Los Angeles Lakers used the amnesty clause to waive Metta World Peace, the veteran forward announced his plan to pull a sort of bizarro-world Michael Jordan, retiring from basketball to play hockey. For The Win
Whether the Kings are actually planning on selling these jerseys remains to be seen. The Kings’ social-media department is known for its sense of humor, but given how popular Metta is in Los Angeles, the Kings might be able to actually sell enough of these to make it worth their while. For The Win
As I've said before, Spurs coach/non-NHL fan Gregg Popovich has been media gold recently. When asked if he watched and was relieved by the quick outcome of the LA Kings hockey game that could have pushed this Spurs-Clips game back to Monday if it went too long, Popovich said: "Absolutely. I watched it (long pause). I didn't know what was going on, but I watched it." Sulia
The unusual number of on-court slips and spills by both the Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder during Saturday’s Game 4 was not because of the ice rink beneath the court, according to Staples Center officials. The ice has been there since September and there have not been any previous complaints about slipping. Several Oklahoma City players complained of slippery conditions after point guard Russell Westbrook slipped near the sideline at the end of the first half. He was not injured and returned to play the second half. Michael Roth, spokesman for Staples Center, said the referees deemed the court safe. “The referees didn’t have any complaints with the court,” Roth said. “And everything was done as usual in these circumstances.” Orange County Register
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