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The ESPN Daily: L.A. Not-So-Confidential

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STATE OF THE LAKERS

A crisis of ownership ... Magic Johnson aired the Lakers' dirty laundry Monday on First Take, which blindsided the team's ownership. The Lakers have been stumbling and directionless since Johnson's resignation, but perhaps they should focus on examining how they allowed themselves to get to this point before figuring out what to do next. Read More


Wingo goes in on the Lakers

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Wingo: Lakers are 'a steaming pile of manure'

Trey Wingo says that the Lakers are a disaster and will likely not land any free agents this summer.

Lonely in L.A.?

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Spears: Nobody's coming to play with LeBron

Marcus Spears doesn't see any superstar free agents signing with the Lakers this summer to play with LeBron James.

THINGS TO CARE ABOUT

The AFC's to-do list ... Tom Brady needs a new contract. The Texans need to figure out the Jadeveon Clowney situation. The Steelers need to make another trade. Bill Barnwell identifies the necessary steps each AFC team has to take as the offseason approaches its terminal phase. Read More

'Our head coach lives in a barn' ... Jim McElwain fits right in at Central Michigan, not only for his aforementioned barn, but also for the fact that he works in a trailer. He's a long way from his former digs at Florida, both geographically and in terms of the prominence of the program, but it suits him just fine. Read More

Gas station burritos and one stoplight ... No, that's not the name of a country song. It's an accurate description of Seahawks rookie L.J. Collier's West Texas hometown of Munday, which is so small he can give people a tour of it over the phone. Here's a story of another way football unites even the most remote outposts in Texas. Read More


THINGS TO WATCH

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Kobe's daughter shows off her Mamba skills

13-year-old Gianna Bryant channels her dad, Kobe Bryant, with this sweet spin move

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Drake trolls Giannis at the free throw line

Drake takes full advantage of his opportunity to heckle Giannis Antetokounmpo after his free-throw line woes.


OVERHEARD

"I think we were too vocal, and that platform was bigger than the Giants, you know, and our words stood out more. And ... if it's not good media, they don't want that kind of media."
-- Landon Collins, on why he thinks the Giants let him walk and traded several other players. Read More


REMEMBER WHEN?

On this date in 2009, LeBron James hit a dramatic buzzer-beater over Hedo Turkoglu to give the Cavaliers a win over the Magic in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Read More


WHAT'S ON TONIGHT?

Red Bulls at Whitecaps (8 p.m. ET, ESPN+): The New York Red Bulls are on a bit of a run right now, winning four of their past five matches, including ending Atlanta United's shutout streak -- the longest in league history -- despite having only 10 men. Also included in that Atlanta United streak? The Vancouver Whitecaps, the Red Bulls' opponents tonight.

Braves at Giants (9:45 p.m. ET, ESPN+): Max Fried has come into his own as a starter -- the 25-year-old is 6-2 on the season with a 2.86 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. If it weren't for Mike Soroka, who's given up only five earned runs in seven starts, he'd be the Braves' ace.