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Reeves Nelson lawyer wants retraction

Updated: March 2, 2012, 7:16 PM ET
By Peter Yoon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Calling the recent Sports Illustrated story on UCLA basketball "yellow journalism at its worst," an attorney representing former UCLA forward Reeves Nelson accused the article's writer of defamation and asked the magazine for a retraction during an interview Thursday with the Mason and Ireland show on 710 ESPN.

The article alleges numerous misdeeds in the UCLA program over the past few seasons, singling out Nelson for boorish behavior, including urinating on a teammate's clothes ...

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