The Clippers will participate in the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League from July 4-10. The summer league will feature 25 games and includes two teams from the Orlando Magic, along with the Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Detriot Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder.
Because the only thing better than visiting Disney World is staying there forever, Mickey Mouse is getting a new 7-foot neighbor with smooth post moves. Nets center Brook Lopez, 26, a longtime Disneyphile with a Goofy figurine in his locker, told the Daily News that he is building a luxury home on site at his favorite Orlando resort. “My older brother Chris sent me a link when the property development was first announced three or four years ago now,” Lopez said. “We joked about doing it. As it got more real and real, I just decided I wanted to do it.”
The Clippers will bypass Las Vegas and head to Florida for the NBA Orlando Summer League. Rivers said he prefers playing in the Sunshine State and not just because he lives in Orlando during the off-season. “I just think it’s a better format,” he said. “It’s a better teaching thing … It’s a teaching summer league to me. It’s the perfect summer league. It’s not too many games. I like the smaller audiences where you can hear and you can teach. It’s not a show, if you know what I’m saying.”
Ethan J. Skolnick: For those who have asked, Pat Riley did not make trip to Orlando this morning but could be here sometime this week.
Marc Stein: As peerless @LarryCoon just taught me, Lakers have window six months from trade thru June 30 to offer extension. But Dwight prefers to be FA