Los Angeles Teams

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Shaq's legendary tenure with the Lakers (1:52)
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Calipari previews matchup vs. UCLA (2:19)
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Tournament expectations are highest for UK (1:52)
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Titles dominate Shaq's L.A. story (0:55)
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Lonzo Ball says father's bragging behavior nothing new (0:22)
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Friday's tourney teams are historically great (0:34)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

John Calipari on leaving Memphis: "Kentucky is [a job] you leave for. .... It's Kentucky. It's Kentucky." Says he rejected three previous offers and said three other schools had reached out to him during his time in Memphis. He says he wanted to be at a Power 5 school.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

John Calipari says he enjoyed his time in Memphis. Discussed the reception he held for some of his friends last night at a local hotel. "I understand some people were upset I left," he said. "I get it."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Dominique Hawkins says the big difference between the Kentucky team that lost to UCLA in December and the team that will face the Bruins on Friday is that the Wildcats are a better defensive team. Says they were still learning at the time of the loss. More confident on that end of the floor now.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams have announced the signing of former Georgia QB Aaron Murray, whom they agreed to terms with a few weeks ago. He comes in as third string.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball on his father: "He's been talking like this since I was born." Says it's nothing new for him. He's "just on TV" a lot now.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball on the shooting ability of his bigs: "It helps a lot. ... Having a 5- and 4-man who can spread the floor."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball on his instincts: "Playing point guard my whole life ... I see things before they happen."

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Lonzo Ball here at FedExForum post-practice. Says he isn't fazed by his dad's continuous comments. Sure looks that way. So mature. Also said he will go with his dad vs. Michael Jordan in 1-on-1. "That's my dad."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Alford says he trusts Lonzo Ball so much that sometimes he'll ask him "What do you think?" in the middle of a game. Says players like Ball "don't come around every often."

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Lonzo Ball on the court in Memphis.

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Lavar Ball makes Stephen A. apoplectic (1:41)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Alford says Lonzo Ball nearly 100 percent. Thumb injury suffered in the PAC-12 tournament not an issue.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

We finally found what will rattle Steve Alford .... he just lost his cell phone here at FedExForum. Found it under Bill Raftery's table.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers have a large contingent here at San Diego State pro day, including DC Gus Bradley, OL coach Richard Smith, RB coach Alfredo Roberts and DB coach Chris Harris. Aztecs to watch include RB Donnel Pumphrey, OL Nico Siracusa and CB Damontae Kazee.