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2hAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: NBA probe focuses on Ariza as inciter

Trevor Ariza has become the focus of the NBA's investigation into the Rockets' postgame charge into the Clippers' locker room Monday night, while Chris Paul and James Harden are increasingly described as working to slow Ariza's anger, sources told ESPN.

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SVP breaks down Rockets-Clippers locker room squabble (2:15)
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Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Blake Griffin, Steve Ballmer, and the LA Clippers Foundation teamed up today at Flournoy Elementary in Watts with non-profit organization Vision To Learn and the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide free eye exams and glasses to students who need them.

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Griffin, Clippers to help kids with vision issues

The LA Clippers, along with owner Steve Ballmer and star Blake Griffin, announced Tuesday that over the next two years Los Angeles Unified School District students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be provided free eye exams and glasses.

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Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

LA Clippers PF Blake Griffin addressed Monday night's events with the Houston Rockets following a community event at a Watts elementary school.

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Ballmer on Rockets-Clippers: 'Some extra juice in the house' (1:51)
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Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said of Chris Paul: "Chris was a great Clipper, and solid citizen his whole time here. Chris and I certainly have a relationship. But, as I told him last time we had dinner: every time we play, I'm against you the whole time."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball's jersey is 11th in the latest jersey sales results according to the NBA. The Lakers rank fourth in team merchandise as well. Here's the top 15 most popular NBA jerseys: 1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors 2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers 3. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors 4. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks 5. Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks 6. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers 7. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder 8. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers 9. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs 10. James Harden, Houston Rockets 11. Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers 12. Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics 13. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors 14. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers 15. Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Adrian Wojnarowski talks Lonzo Ball's rookie season with ESPNLA 710's Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ.

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Nichols: Hollywood has nothing on the NBA (3:08)
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Are the Rockets and Clippers rivals?

Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han, Bobby Marks, Chris Forsberg and Nick Friedell break down the postgame fracas in LA (2:10), officiating difficulties (11:05), most calculated players (20:30) and if the Clippers and Rockets are rivals (25:05). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Han answer listener questions (36:05).

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball's knee remains sore and he was unable to go through a light practice on Tuesday. It appears unlikely that Ball will play on Wednesday against OKC. Luke Walton expects Brandon Ingram to play as long as there are no setbacks with his sprained ankle after he went through 5-on-0 practice today.

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Tommy Lam ESPN 

Adrian Wojnarowski joined ESPNLA 710's Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ to talk about last night's Clippers vs. Rockets locker room drama.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers will unveil their latest statue of Elgin Baylor outside Staples Center on April 6 prior to the Lakers playing Minnesota. In 14 seasons for the Minneapolis and LA Lakers, Baylor was an 11-time All-Star and a 10-time First Team All-NBA performer. Baylor averaged 27.4 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 846 games. "I am thrilled that 60 years after the Minneapolis Lakers drafted Elgin, we are able to celebrate and honor him with a statue," said Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss. "Not only is Elgin a part of the Lakers family, his contributions to the game of basketball earned him a place in the Hall of Fame. His list of accomplishments are unparalleled and I can't wait to see his statue at Star Plaza alongside the other Lakers legends."

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Dustup with Clips a bad look for CP3 (2:12)
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CP3's altercation with Clips deeper than basketball? (2:03)
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17hGreg Wyshynski

Regrading every NHL team's offseason

We weren't sure what to make of Tampa Bay's summer moves during the preseason. Now? It looks like another brilliant set of transactions by GM Steve Yzerman, Julien BriseBois & Co. Here's how every team's offseason acquisitions look now.

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Rockets have a bone to pick with Clippers (1:36)