Los Angeles Rumors
Ryan Ward: Councilmember José Huizar on Kobe Bryant: “For 20 years, we were all the beneficiaries of Kobe’s incredible talent & legendary work ethic and on 8-24 we’ll gather to say, ‘Thank you, Mamba.’” #Lakers
The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year is likely relocating. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, free agent guard Jamal Crawford received an offer from the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday that will likely lead to his exit. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the negotiations.
Durant’s representatives at Roc Nation are working to solidify invitations with the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Thunder, league sources said. The meetings are expected to take place in New York, but teams are still awaiting word on a location.
The Lakers are a national phenomenon, with a fan base of 15.7 million people, behind only the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees, according to ESPN research. However, more people in Los Angeles watch the Clippers than the Lakers when the games are broadcast on ESPN. And the Clippers are even making inroads among the celebrities; the likes of Rihanna, Jay-Z and Beyoncé are just as likely to sit in the front row when the Clippers’ red-and-blue-trimmed court is down as when the more familiar purple and gold is on the floor. Actor Anthony Anderson often sports Clippers gear on the TV show “Black-ish.”