Five Things to Watch: Los Angeles Lakers

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It’s going to be an interesting season for the Los Angeles Lakers. It is a time of obvious transition, but for a team that’s accustomed to being on top, it’s going to be much different than that. After a season in which they struggled to simply reach the playoffs, things might be even more frustrating for the Lakers in 2014. So before we dive into the upcoming season, a quick look at all the turmoil from a season ago should help

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Tweet of the Day: Marc Gasol – 1, Pau Gasol – Beardless

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Bets happen every day. The bookies in Vegas thrive off of bets. Many bets are sports related. Some friendships have been ruined by bets, others strengthened. Some  people lose money, others lose their pride…and some lose their hair. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon famously had his head shaved after losing a contest with real estate mogul Donald Trump. In an effort to promote this year’s release of Madden 25, NFL quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson put an eyebrow on the line

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Evening News: Heat sign Beasley; ESPN: Lakers won’t get LeBron

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In today’s news, the Heat added yet another weapon to their extremely deep bench. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, pessimism surrounds the Lakers’ inevitable pursuit of LeBron James. Heat add Beasley The Miami Heat announced today that they agreed to a contract with forward Michael Beasley. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Beasley, who was drafted by the Heat second overall in 2008 — one pick after Derrick Rose — has proven to be a lethal scorer on the court in five years

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Tweet of the Day: NBA Players Are Ready For Some Football

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The National Football League, America’s new favorite past-time, is back. Thursday night brought forth a rematch of last season’s AFC Divisional Round Playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. The  Broncos enter the game sporting a new uptempo offense with which they intend to attack the Ravens’ rebuilt defense. The NFL has many fans, even among NBA players.

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Tweet of the Day: Spain Begins Run at EuroBasket ’13 Championship

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Wednesday brought forth the first day of the preliminary round of EuroBasket ’13. This year’s EuroBasket has a lot on the line. Of the 24 teams competing, only six teams will earn spots in the inaugural 2014 Basketball World Cup. Among the teams competing, the two-time defending EuroBasket champion Spanish national team. [AJ Mitnick: EuroBasket '13 Preview] The first day of action saw a lot of close games with a few blowouts sprinkled in for good measure.  Preliminary Round – Day 1GROUP ASep. 4, 2013

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