March 22, 2019 | 4:37 am EDT Update
Michael Wilbon of ESPN is reporting that Rivers was told to not take the Lakers job because of superstar small forward LeBron James and his refusal to be coached. âThere are people in Southern California right in that environment telling Doc, âYou donât want do this.â And one of those reasons is simply LeBron James. Heâs been told by people â and I know this â LeBron doesnât want to be coached.â
Kobe called up Dirk during Free Agency: âI remember calling Dirk back when he was a free agent, I said âDirk, listen, I know youâre not leaving Dallas, I get it, but I gotta make the call, what do you think?â He says âYeah man youâre right, bro, Iâm a lifer like you man, we donât leaveâ
Now that Russell is getting some good pub â the narratives flipping from lottery bust to Magic Johnson gave up on him too quickly â he wonât let it distract him. âIâve been on the worst side of the tilt,â Russell said after Thursdayâs practice at Santa Monica High School. âSo to now to be on this side where weâre having a little success, Iâve seen both narratives. Iâve seen every narrative you could throw. When it comes to preparing myself for them, Iâve looked in the mirror and Iâve put myself in the situation before [the media] could.â
James Ham: According to Joerger, no structural damage to Harry Giles leg. Just a thigh bruise and it stiffened up a bit during the half. No reason to risk anything more so Kings shut him down for the evening.