Los Angeles Lakers Rumors
When a star player with L.A. roots hits the market, the Lakers will generally be first in line to sign him. And though it hasn’t happened over the past four offseasons, when the franchise has needed a savior more than ever, the outside expectation is that those players all want to sign with the Lakers. “Oh, there’s definitely some truth to it,” said Warriors star Klay Thompson, who went to high school at Santa Margarita and whose parents still live in Orange County, “especially growing up down here, and having his family down here. There’s got to be … some truth to it.”
Candace Buckner: Silver’s message to NBA GMs and front office (namely Magic Johnson): Stop talking about star players on other teams. Felt Johnson crossed the line on recent comments about Giannis, in light of Johnson’s comments on Paul George this summer.
Alex Kennedy: Kobe and Shaq recall that fans mooned them when they arrived in Sacramento for a playoff game. After the Lakers won, LA’s players mooned SAC fans from the bus as they left. “Thank God there weren’t camera phones back then,” Kobe said with a laugh. “That was my favorite moment.”
Fred Katz: Paul George says he doesn’t know what he’ll do this summer but also that “I know what I feel is best” Also, says Lakers fans chanting we want Paul “makes you feel great…but I felt the energy. I know where the love is”