Los Angeles Teams

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

As the celebration in the Dodgers clubhouse winds down, players and families take turns posing with the trophy on the Wrigley Field mound.

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Ball struggles in Lakers' debut (0:55)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton said he thought Lonzo Ball kept his composure against Patrick Beverley, who tried to get under Ball's skin and even shoved him at halfcourt at one point.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton said he had to talk to Julius Randle on the bench when he saw the forward "wasn't ready to go" tonight. "I felt when he stepped on the court, he wasn't ready to go so I pulled him out to tell him," said Walton, who noted Randle wasn't thrilled. "... Like a lot of tonight it was a learning experience."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton said Lonzo Ball tried to feel his way through the game and had a "decent" debut in which the rookie showed flashes of what he can do. "I thought he was good," Walton said. "Lonzo, the way he plays this game it is such a feel thing for him. We really saw some of the things he is capable of doing. He likes to take his time doing things [and feel it out]... overall it was a decent game for him."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton says young Lakers have to learn how to play through missing shots and not let it impact their defense and rebounding. "I would've liked a more energetic fight and spirit if you will," Walton said. "Plenty to learn from here."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Yeah, you could say Derek Carr, a lifelong Dodgers fan, celebrated the Dodgers winning the National League pennant with the comeback win against the Chiefs. Someone, Carr would not say who, told him during the Raiders game that the Dodgers had closed out the Cubs. Carr is also friendly with Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, with whom he was at Fresno State at the same time.

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Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Watch the Dodgers celebrate.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

LaVar Ball certainly draws a crowd

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lonzo Ball era begins with just three points, 1-for-6 shooting, nine rebounds and four assists. Patrick Beverley got up in him as expected, shoving him at one point at halfcourt and later stripping him clean at halfcourt for a layup. But in his first game since he injured his ankle on Oct. 2 in the preseason, Ball hit the glass hard, tried pushing the ball when he could, had one highlight-worthy crossover on Beverley and even blocked Blake Griffin from behind on help defense at one point. What will likely stick with the rookie most is the Lakers getting blown out by the Clippers by 16 in a game that was over in the third. Ball only played 29 minutes with the game out of reach. All Ball wanted in his debut was a win. Ball and the Lakers get right back at it tomorrow in Phoenix.

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Role players shine for Dodgers (2:12)
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Hernanadez: 'It's something I've never even dreamed of' (3:28)
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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson: "This is the moment I've been waiting for, to go to the World Series."

Pedro Gomez MLB 

Corks a flyin'

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Dodgers' long-awaited return to World Series (0:57)
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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

A great example of Magic Johnson multi-tasking as he talks about the Lakers and watches the Dodgers.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Clayton Kershaw brought his daughter up with him for his postgame media session and then ended it with a smile, saying "I guess that's it, guys" when his young son started making noise in the background.

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Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw -- with a special guest joining him at the podium -- explains just how much reaching the World Series with this team means to him.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

This will get him some votes for dad of the year:

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson reminiscing about his first game in the NBA with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.