Los Angeles Rumors
It still pains Penny Hardaway to think about what might have been. What if Shaquille O’Neal never left the Orlando Magic to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers? What if Hardaway hadn’t gotten hurt? And what if Hardaway didn’t leave the Magic to join the Phoenix Suns? The mid-1990s Magic had that much promise. “Every time I watch the footage, man, I just get tears in my eyes because there’s always that what if if we would have all stayed together,” Hardaway said.
The Clippers’ lease at Staples Center ends in 2024, and owner Steve Ballmer has vowed to explore alternatives. The organization has taken preliminary steps toward the splashiest alternative – owning and operating its own arena in the Los Angeles area. The organization has interest in at least three areas – the Westside of Los Angeles, Inglewood near the new home of the Rams and downtown Los Angeles.
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.