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Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Spoke with ESPN 100 PG Courtney Ramey. Will take an official visit to Texas Dec 27-30, as well as Villanova and UCLA in February. Already visited Oklahoma State. He is still looking at Ohio State, Louisville and Missouri. ‬Ramey is out with a broken wrist but his team Webster Groves plays Memphis East tonight 7pm est ESPN2

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers will have a "KOBELAND" street festival on Chick Hearn Court at L.A. LIVE before Kobe Bryant has both of his 8 and 24 numbers retired during Monday's game against Golden State. The festival, which is free from 4-7 P.M., includes interactive games, a Kobe-inspired Ferris Wheel, photo opportunities and a Nike "8" and "24" branded truck onsite.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball says his brothers, LiAngelo and LaMelo, heading to play pro ball in Lithuania is "a good decision." "We talked about it as a family," Ball said. "Wishing them the best over there." When asked if 16-year-old LaMelo will be OK overseas at such a young age, Ball said, "as long as he's playing basketball, he'll be fine. They're not going by themselves, they'll be people over there with them."

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Lonzo looked up to LeBron growing up (0:46)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball says he has never met LeBron James, who sat courtside at one of the Lakers' summer league games in July. Ball seemed excited about meeting his favorite player growing up when the Lakers and Cavs meet tonight.

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Lonzo not worried about brothers in Lithuania (0:38)
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Ohio State-USC will be thrilling Cotton Bowl (1:00)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

How the Angels structure their lineup will have a bearing on both Ian Kinsler's and Kole Calhoun's fantasy value in 2018. The one who leads off -- I'm guessing Kinsler -- will reap the greater reward in terms of maximized PAs and run-scored potential. With the trade I'd move Kinsler up a spot ahead of Starlin Castro to 18th among second basemen, since he's the one now on the clearly stronger offense.