Regardless of Young’s perceived deficiencies, he was, without question, the most electric and most popular player in the NCAA last season. In other words, he’s a player fit for the brightest lights. “That would be something special to be in that market,” Ray said. “And I’ll tell you, the way he plays — as much scrutiny as he took, he sold out arenas all over the country. People wanted to watch him an hour before the game just warm up and shoot. And I’m not necessarily big on the Steph Curry comparisons but it is what it is — especially with the following and how people look at my son.”
October 20, 2018 | 9:29 pm EDT Update
October 20, 2018 | 9:05 pm EDT Update
Tania Ganguli: Luke Walton says the best thing so far about having LeBron on the team is the “overall confidence” he brings and instills when he’s on the court. Walton likens it to how much more confident he felt when Kobe was on the court with him.
Kyle Goon: Luke Walton was asked what was different about this home opener compared to the last one: “This is a little different,” he said, gesturing to the 50 or so media members crowded around him in the back tunnel of Staples Center.