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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

NBA refs donated their game shoes earlier this week to "It's From the Sole" charity which gives shoes to homeless and less fortunate. Veteran referee Zach Zarba — whose crew gave their shoes to the charity after officiating the Lakers-Knicks game on Tuesday — grew up with the charity's founder Andre McDonnell, who has distributed over 18,000 pairs of sneakers in the last five years.‬ ‪

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.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors say Draymond Green (sore shoulder), Zaza Pachulia (sore shoulder) and Nick Young (concussion protocol) are all out for tonight's game against the Dallas Mavericks. Stephen Curry remains sidelined with a right ankle sprain.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden on hearing MVP chants: "It's a great feeling. Just to be in that conversation, just to be playing at that level every year is something I need to be doing. I've worked my butt off for it and just continue to do it, just continue to compete, continue to learn and just be better, be the best player I can be every single night."

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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."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden on facing the Spurs, who eliminated the Rockets last season: "They're a good team, but every game for us is a measuring stick. We're not focused on any other team but ourselves."

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike D'Antoni has not seen MRI results on forward Luc Mbah a Moute's dislocated right shoulder but says "hopefully it's a two- or three-week thing."

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.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gordon Hayward said that, with the Jazz in town for Friday's game vs. the Celtics, he's hoping to meet up with some of his former teammates. And while he said it will be “weird” to watch his former team play his current one, Hayward playfully added, "I hope we beat them by 40."