In two years, two sons of Southern California – Indiana’s Paul George and Oklahoma City’s Westbrook – can become free agents and consider coming home. In their recent state of disrepair, the Lakers have been fully unappealing to superstar free agents. Kevin Durant wouldn’t take a meeting with them. The Lakers called the reps of Memphis’ Mike Conley on July 1, only to be told they wouldn’t be seriously considered. Miami center Hassan Whiteside passed, too.
Plus: DeMarcus Cousins, Kawhi Leonard, D’Angelo Russell, and more answer (most of!) our silly questions. With the NBA season kicking off this week, we highlighted the next generation of stars poised to carry the torch after LeBron hangs it up. (Hard to imagine, we know.) At the photoshoot, we also asked them to fill out a questionnaire and draw themselves. Those answers and portraits are below. Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons. The active player who most influenced my game was… “LA, Al Jefferson.” The most merciless competitor I’ve ever faced on the court is… “Pau Gasol.”
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It’s a slam dunk for Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and the Indiana Pacers as the two brands team up. During a news conference this morning at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Southwest and the Pacers announced a new partnership that will bring exciting events to Central Indiana including giving out 50,000 Rapid Rewards Points to celebrate the Pacers’ 50th season (2016-2017), player appearances, and much more. “This is an exciting partnership highlighting passion points that make Indianapolis a great place to live, work, and play,” said Katherine Findlay, Southwest’s Vice President of Internal Audit who also is Southwest’s executive ambassador to Indianapolis.
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