There's drama in Los Angeles already, as Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and head coach Luke Walton reportedly had a heated meeting recently, a meeting which has become well-publicized in the media.
Asked by reporters Saturday about the meeting, LeBron James said his focus and the team's remain exclusively on winning basketball games.
League sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin that Johnson's message to Walton increased the pressure on the coach to deliver winning results sooner rather than later, an about-face from Johnson's public comments regarding patience at the outset of training camp. And if that does happen, two names have emerged as potential replacements, as Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson revealed. He previously served as an assistant for the Golden State Warriors. During that stretch, he improved the team's record in each of the three years, finishing with a 51-31 mark during the 2013-14 season.
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Grassley said looking into Munro-Leighton's claims diverted resources on a time-sensitive manner. On October 29, Committee investigators again attempted contact, leaving a voicemail.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Lakers had utilized 93 different player combinations through their first seven games, second only to the Hawks' 122. No high-fives when they come out of the game.
The Lakers finished 36-46 last season, missing the playoffs. From there, they draw the Minnesota Timberwolves in a nationally televised matchup.