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Lonzo Ball's dad clarifies 'Lakers only' talk

LaVar Ball, father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball, said he wants his son to play for the Lakers but clarified an earlier statement saying the freshman phenom would play only for the storied franchise.

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Pierce trashes Draymond's trash-talk game (0:59)

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Luke Walton on if Magic Johnson's presence changes how he coaches: "We have our vision and our goal of what we're trying to do, and we've had great talks. But that's one of the great things about working with Magic: He's said multiple times he's not going to come down here and try to [coach]. Coaching is my job and my staff's job. Like why would he in his job try to come down here and tell us how to coach and what he thinks we should do? We're doing the same stuff down here. Yeah, we definitely bounce ideas off each other, what he sees. Of course I value the opinion of someone that is one of the all-time greats in this game. But it's not going to change the way that we coach the team."

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Luke Walton on if the Lakers players act differently when Magic Johnson is around: "I noticed him being there for sure. He's one of those people that when he's sitting there two rows up, you notice him. And I enjoy it. I like it. But as far as how it makes the players feel, you have to ask them."

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Cleveland also had great interest in Calderon, but the Cavs should soon add Deron Williams to their backcourt once D-Will clears waivers.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say Golden State and Houston would emerge as suitors for Jose Calderon if the Spaniard guard indeed secures his release from LA

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Story going online now: The Lakers and veteran guard Jose Calderon are exploring their buyout options, ESPN has learned.

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Clips with tough road ahead

LA dropped its first two games after the All-Star break with three of the next five games against projected playoff teams. The Clippers dropped to the No. 5 seed in the West, a game behind the Jazz.

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Spurs spoil Paul's return (1:21)
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Ginobili says Spurs adjusted without Kawhi (1:24)
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Griffin gets bloody after hard foul (0:43)
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Paul tosses alley-oop to Jordan (0:23)
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CP3 gets the floater to go before the half (0:18)
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Speights launches baseball pass for Rivers' dunk (0:26)
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Popovich has fun with Adande during interview (0:30)
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Kawhi crosses CP3 over and finishes with dunk (0:17)
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Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Lakers (0:56)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Westbrook flirted with a 20-20-20 night, but finished with *just* 17-18-17 in 35 minutes. The new guys, Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott, looked pretty comfortable in their debuts, putting up 20 combined. Andre Roberson added a career-high 19 as OKC beat the Lakers 110-93.

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Westbrook locks up triple-double early in third quarter (0:20)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook has his 28th triple-double of the season, 13-11-11 with 9:40 left in the third. Just needed 19 minutes of playing time to get it.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Mayor of Inglewood, James T Butts says adding a basketball arena for the Clippers could delay the opening of the Rams football stadium in Inglewood by at least 18 months. "To introduce another element in it would require city approval and an EIR (environmental impact report) and that would set the project back by 18 months to two years, Butts told ESPN. "To add a basketball arena in there would stop everything right now."