Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and the team’s legal counsel lobbied Los Angeles health officials for help in getting the practice facility open in El Segundo, Calif., a source confirmed to The Athletic (first reported by ESPN). And the Lakers are hardly alone when it comes to lobbying efforts. Sources say all four of the league’s California teams (Lakers, Clippers, Warriors, Kings) are hoping to convince Governor Gavin Newsom to include them in “Stage 2” of his reopening plan, perhaps with the help of the mayors in their respective cities. As Newsom detailed via Twitter on Tuesday, that stage would include “gradually reopening some lower-risk workplaces with adaptations.”
November 23, 2020 | 2:32 pm EST Update
Shams Charania: Free agent center Alex Len has agreed to a deal with the Toronto Raptors, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Sean Highkin: Neil Olshey on Carmelo Anthony: “We’ve kind of become the custodians of his legacy. He’s going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer … the longer he stays in Portland, the more we’re associated with his legacy.”