Los Angeles Teams

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Ball rocks MSG with alley-oop finish (0:21)

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

LaVar Ball is relishing his role as an instigator on the road. He never sits courtside at Staples Center.

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OBJ, Magic enjoy Lakers-Knicks at MSG (0:16)
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Lonzo's jumper get LaVar out of his seat (0:19)

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Lonzo Ball has several hoodies with his face on Nas' album cover.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton says he stays in touch with ex-Knicks president Phil Jackson and receives coaching advice from him. He commented on Jackson's firing before the Knicks-Lakers game Tuesday. "I don't know all the details of what was going on here, obviously, but a mentor to me like that and someone that means as much to me as Phil does, I feel, I'm not in favor of it happening. But again, I'm coaching in the west coast and I'm not around out here to see everything and how and why everything played out the way it did…. I love the triangle offense. I wanted to see that work. But for whatever reasons it didn't."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Tina, LaVar, LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball courtside at Madison Square Garden for tonight's Lakers-Knicks game.

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Nance puts back Lonzo's miss with authority (0:23)

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

There are some Lonzo Ball fans at Madison Square Garden tonight.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham Jr. is seated courtside next to Magic Johnson, who received a huge applause from the Garden crowd when shown on the big screen. Beckham Jr. and LaMelo Ball know each other and have talked before. It will be interesting to see if Lonzo Ball and Beckham Jr. meet tonight.

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Lonzo drops two dimes early (0:19)

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

LaVar, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are sitting courtside for Lonzo Ball's Madison Square Garden debut tonight.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LaVar Ball, his wife Tina, LaMelo and LiAngelo are seated near the end of celebrity row here at Madison Square Garden, a few seats down from Spike Lee's seats.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Lonzo Ball and Big Baller Brand are making their Madison Square Garden debut tonight.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams announced they will not practice on Wednesday. Instead, they will hold a walk-through (like last week, which was a result of the air quality from nearby fires).

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RG III 'came pretty close' to playing in 2017 (1:02)

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

As expected, Danilo Gallinari (glute) will not play in Orlando tomorrow. Milos Teodosic (foot) and Montrezl Harrell (leg) are not listed on the injury report.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers announce that RB Andre Williams (wrist) has been placed on IR. DE Isaac Rochell is promoted from practice squad to replace Williams on the active roster. Chargers also add RB Russell Hansbrough to the practice squad.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Roberts said he expects Kenta Maeda to be back in the Dodgers' rotation in 2018. Maeda shined after being shifted to a relief role for the 2017 postseason.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was asked how long it takes to get over a World Series loss in a Game 7. "I was over it until a second ago," Roberts deadpanned, before adding, "I'm not sure you ever get over it." The upshot is that Roberts says he expects his team to be as hungry as any team in the majors in 2018. L.A. is working on a streak of five straight division titles.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball looked up at the famous ceiling at Madison Square Garden and soaked it all in during his first morning shootaround at the arena. Ball has only been to New York twice — the only other time was for the draft — and tonight will be his first game at the Mecca of basketball. Ball says he's mostly stayed in his hotel room outside of making an appearance at a Big Baller Brand pop-up store to sign autographs for thousands of fans who braved the cold on Sunday. It's a big week for the rookie. Besides making his Garden debut, he faces LeBron James, his favorite player growing up, on Thursday for the first time. "Every kid dreams about playing (at the Garden), just because of all the history and all the battles," Ball said. "It's going to be a lot of fun (this week). The Garden, all the history there and then Lebron, best player in the world. Definitely two challenges, and I look forward to it."