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Can confirm the Yahoo report that Lionel Hollins will not travel to Orlando due to underlying health issues that made him considered a higher risk candidate. He’ll work remotely.
Lakers assistant Lionel Hollins was deemed a higher-risk individual due to underlying medical conditions, a league source told ESPN. He will not be present in Orlando but will continue to be an essential member of the team and participate on coach Frank Vogel’s staff remotely.
Lionel Hollins is the oldest member of the Lakers' coaching staff at 66. Asked about him specifically on Tuesday, to which Rob Pelinka said: "Every person, regardless of their circumstance, deserves 10 out of 10 attention to detail, care and measures around safety."
#Lakers' Jared Dudley: "We hope Dwight comes. We need Dwight."
Dudley acknowledged the complexities of the bubble in Orlando, but ultimately, he’s excited to go, and excited for the opportunity to chase a championship. He thinks the NBA is doing everything possible to make it as safe as possible.
Jared Dudley: "I would be lying to you if I told you everybody was completely comfortable … I think everybody knows it’s a risk."
But adds that players he's talked to are comforted by the presence of medical staff and the protocols to help safety.
#Lakers' Jared Dudley on Anthony Davis: "AD is going to be the most critical part of us on this quest in the bubble."
"We're going to need Playoff Rondo," Jared Dudley said.
#Lakers' Jared Dudley on LeBron's leadership style: "For one, LeBron is a goofball...He jokes as much as he's serious."
Jared Dudley says LeBron James is 50/50 between joking and being serious.
"He's ready for this moment. You can see in his beard he's ready."
Jared Dudley on LeBron's mentality in team group chats: "Bron's a goofball. Let's be honest."
Dear @EAMaddenNFL please make the gameplay of Madden 21 very similar to 20. Obviously some stuff could change or be updated in different modes like CFM and Ultimate Team, but to me the gameplay is great in 20! It’s a great game!
To clarify, Vogel said two G League guys. Talen Horton-Tucker is a #Lakers rookie that spent basically his entire first season w/ South Bay Lakers. G League guys, I'd assume, means players on two-way deals: Devontae Cacok & Kostas Antetokounmpo.
slowly realizing one could sell ad space in the 10 minutes between zoom calls on my otherwise blank screen
DMs open -- companies, dazzle me
Upon ending his Zoom presser, Frank Vogel reminds us all to “wear your face coverings.” AK
Frank Vogel anticipates having to 'win ugly,' but he isn't fond of that saying.
"I like to dominate. I like to have our defense be tenacious and make their offense look ugly, and I like our offense to be a fine-tune machine. So I don't really like the phrase 'win ugly.'"
#Lakers' Frank Vogel anxious to see what JR Smith, Dion Waiters, and "our two G League guys" - Devontae Cacok and Kostas Antetokounmpo - can do.
What can Film schools do to better help Black Film Students? Students at Columbia put this together in 2014 - it's as an important watch today as it was 6 years ago: "Black Sheep Roundtable" youtube.com/watch?v=U_R7GV…
"I would think we're going to use everyone," Frank Vogel said of the #Lakers taking 17 players to Orlando.
#Lakers' Frank Vogel on who will play in the eight seeding games: "I would think we're going to use everyone."
#Lakers' Frank Vogel on Jared Dudley: "He has really impacted our team's togetherness...I would call Jared Dudley a star in his role from a standpoint of doing all those things."
Without going into detail, Frank Vogel says the coaches association has discussed how they can demonstrate support for social views they care about both visually and behind the scenes. More to be revealed when they get to Orlando.
Fourth day of Lakers availabilities -- fourth day of a TV station not muting their line on Zoom
Takeaways from Al Horford media availability
*time off was beneficial for Al health-wise, admits he wasn't where he wanted to be physically
*likes up-tempo style of play
*knows he has to play w/ diff lineups for team success
*still believes group is built for the playoffs
Eyes closed for three: youtube.com/watch?v=uawPSM…
Californians are losing their fear of the coronavirus, setting the stage for disaster. latimes.com/california/sto…
So now that Washington's football team is changing its name...what's next for Cleveland's baseball team?
Major events likely to be held in Los Angeles:
2021: WrestleMania, MLS All-Star Game
2022: Super Bowl, MLB All-Star Game
2023: CFP National Championship Game/ U.S. Open (Golf)
2026: World Cup
2028: Summer Olympics
Lakers Title Chances, LeBron & AD Back To Training, Dwight Howard, & More pscp.tv/w/cc1TsTFlV0t5…
Scenes from today's workout. Photos via Lakers. pic.twitter.com/ahy9yyrAHo
New story: A “100 percent” healthy Anthony Davis sees the NBA’s hiatus as nothing but a boost for the Lakers’ championship chances es.pn/31FoKoE