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A woman agreed to drop three of her seven allegations against Los Angeles Laker guard Nick Young, who she claims had non-consensual sex with her after he bought her several drinks at a West Hollywood bar in 2011. The woman filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court in May 2013 against Young and the Crown Bar, but her lawyers filed an amended complaint a month later in which the bar was no longer a defendant. The woman, identified in her complaint as Jane Doe, accused Young in the revised lawsuit of battery, sexual battery, assault, sexual assault, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. Daily Bulletin

August 18, 2014 Updates

Mark Madsen is expected to stay, according to league sources, after spending the past year as a player development coach for former Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni and an associate head coach with the team’s Las Vegas Summer League team. Madsen also played a heavy role with the Lakers’ drafting efforts, attending both the NBA pre-draft combine and participating in various draft workouts. Madsen also had played nine years in the NBA and was on the Lakers’ 2001 and 2002 championship teams. It is not currently clear what Madsen’s title will be under Scott. Los Angeles Daily News

Scott will likely have four people on his coaching staff. Possibilities include Lakers assistant Johnny Davis and player development coach Larry Lewis, both of whom are still under contract. It is widely expected that Scott’s son, Thomas, will join his staff after coaching with the D-Fenders, the Lakers’ Development League affiliate. Los Angeles Daily News

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Lin, the 25-year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard, recently took to Facebook to answer questions from fans during what he called Fan Appreciation Week. During the session, Lin admitted that he is not as humble as people may believe and admitted his struggles with sinning. "I'm not humble. Pride is [the] greatest sin I struggle with," he wrote on Facebook. "But I'd say as I get older, go through more experiences in life and face tougher obstacles, I realize that I'm more sinful and need God more than I ever imagined." The Christian Post

August 13, 2014 Updates

Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers will square off against former teammate Pau Gasol and the revamped Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day next season, according to multiple league sources. It will be the Lakers' 16th straight Christmas Day game, dating back to 1999, but the first they've played on the road since going to Miami to play Shaquille O'Neal and the Heat in 2006. ESPN.com

 

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