Los Angeles Teams

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57mDavid Schoenfield

Ranking the teams: 24 through 19

Twins still a year away? David Schoenfield continues his pre-spring training rankings with a look at teams that fall closer to the middle of the pack.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe, asked if he wanted Drake to play him in a biopic: "Nah, I'm too dark-skinned." When asked who he would suggest, Kobe eventually settled on Wiz Khalifa, "If you could blur out all the tatts."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe with one of his two young daughters:

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Western Conference All-Star team halted practice to watch a highlight reel air on the JumboTron of Kobe Bryant's past All-Star games. Tons of applause and cheers when t ended.

Jordan Brand gives Kobe full sneaker set

The Jordan Brand gave the 18-time All-Star its full line of sneakers -- 30 pairs in all -- as a retirement gift today at the Jordan Brand All-Star party. Included in the set were the purple-and-gold versions of the Air Jordan III and Air Jordan VIII -- the two shoes Kobe wore in the 2002-03 season. Story

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7hNick Wagoner

Exploring Rams' free-agent options at receiver

There might appear to be cap room to splurge on a wideout as the Rams move to Los Angeles, but the priority will be to take care of their own first.

SweetSpot Tv: Tigers and Angels take a step back (2:32)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan here in Toronto (pic via Vanessa Bryant's Instagram: @vanessabryant):

Huge second half powers Arizona past UCLA (1:02)
Arizona v. UCLA Postgame Breakdown (1:48)

No. 17 Arizona outlasts UCLA

Allonzo Trier scored 18 points and Kaleb Tarczewski added nine points and 14 boards as No. 17 Arizona defeated UCLA 81-75. Isaac Hamilton had a game-high 24 points for the Bruins in the loss. Box score

Towns finishes off 2-on-0 with alley-oop (0:18)
Arizona State knocks off No. 23 USC (1:27)
Kings get wild win over Rangers in OT (1:10)

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Rodney Hood and Jahlil Okafor are perfect so far, going a combined 9-for-9 for the US.

Postgame Interview (2:21)

No. 23 USC falls on the road to ASU

It was all Sun Devils down the stretch, as Arizona State turned away No. 23 USC 74-67. Tra Holder banked this 3 to finish the job.

J. Jacobs made Dunk. Assisted by E. Stewart. (0:12)

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

USA 88, World 79 at the half (or the final of nearly every Knicks-Heat game in the '90s). The Nuggets' Emmanuel Mudiay leads all scorers with 21. The Lakers' Jordan Clarkson leads the US with 19 and is 5-for-8 from three. The Suns' Devin Booker, Nerlens Noel's replacement, has 18.