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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Like Walton said LeBron James felt great today but was held out of practice for rest. Walton also said Josh Hart received treatment today.

Barnwell Show: Lindsay Jones & Katherine Terrell talk AFC

Bill welcomes Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to talk AFC West, including how the Chiefs look in their preparations for a big MNF matchup with the Rams (0:55) as well as if Vance Joseph (19:35) and Derek Carr (30:42) are in trouble in Denver and Oakland respectively. Plus, Katherine Terrell joins to talk AFC North, including Hue Jackson's return to Cincy (38:04) and what Le'Veon Bell's next move may be (1:04:01).

Former players honoring C. Vivian Stringer on her 1K wins

This special two-part podcast is dedicated to celebrating the 1,000th win of current Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer. In part one, guest moderator Felicia Hall Allen is joined by several former players of Coach Stringer including WNBA's Essence Carson (LA Sparks), Cappie Pondexter (Indiana Fever), and Matee Ajavon (Atlanta Dream); UCF head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson; and CT Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Karen "Pie" Draughn.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Sean McVay was not too proud to admit Thursday that he's a big fan of the Chiefs' offense, calling it one of the best in the NFL. McVay watches tape of Andy Reid's system "Week-in and week-out" and every single week finds himself saying, "Ohh, that's pretty good." Borrowing plays is a common practice in the NFL, and McVay said some of the Chiefs' plays can certainly be found in the Rams' playbook. "I'd be lying if I said I hadn't stolen some of their stuff."

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

CBS local in L.A. held an on-air fundraiser that raised more than $1 million for the fire victims in the greater LA area. Rams players Jared Goff, Aaron Donald, Brandin Cooks, Mark Barron, Johnny Hekker and Andrew Whitworth participated remotely from Colorado Springs, as did COO Kevin Demoff and GM Les Snead.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rajon Rondo will undergo surgery on his fractured right third metacarpal in the next 24 hours according to the Lakers.

Historic MNF Contest Preview

Doug Kezirian previews a high-profile and historic MNF game with John Murray of the SuperBook in Las Vegas. They also anticipate line movements on a few games. Plus, Mike Clay breaks down 8 prop bets (1:07:53).

BBTN: Harper's Future, Awards, Cubs' Stunner?

Buster & Bob Nightengale discuss MLB awards season, Bryce Harper's future, their expectations for the hot stove and much more (4:32). Plus, some Inside Heat on the Red Sox from Alex Spier (23:26), on the Cubs from Jesse Rogers (33:16), and an interview with NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (42:38).

LeBron: Lakers need 'next man up' mentality with Rondo out (0:25)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The loss of Rajon Rondo is significant. He fractured his right third metacarpal. The Lakers lose a vet who was at times their best point guard. He stabilized the second unit with his play and at times was the finishing point guard on the floor. Behind the scenes, Rondo was a valuable leader and constant voice in the ears of the younger Lakers. He'll still be able to do that from the bench but the Lakers could turn to Brandon Ingram to handle backup point guard duties a bit more.

LeBron drops 44, moves to 5th all-time in scoring (1:40)
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Lakers' Rondo breaks hand, out 'a few weeks'

Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo broke his shooting hand while making a steal late in L.A.'s win Wednesday night. A source said the Lakers expect him to be out three to five weeks.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rajon Rondo fractured his hand. Luke Walton expects Rondo to be out for an extended period of time.

LeBron after moving to 5th in scoring: 'I'm able to do what I love to do' (1:19)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James put up the first 40-point game since D'Angelo Russell scored 40 on March 19, 2017 against the Cavaliers according to ESPN Stats and Info.