Swaggy P's game-winning crossover 3-pointer (0:24)

Swaggy P Shuts Down Drew League Game

Nick Young's right arm is strictly for buckets. Want proof? This sweet move and buzzer-beater that ended a Drew League game.

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Russell sorely disappoints in Vegas

D'Angelo Russell struggled mightily on the court and his confidence deserted him in Las Vegas. If this summer was any indication, the No. 2 pick needs some serious development. NBA rookie watch (Insider)


Kobe Bryant, DeAndre Jordan, Gold Cup

Dan Le Batard, his father and Bomani Jones discuss Kobe Byrant's decision to not reach out to his new teammates, DeAndre Jordan's return to the Clippers, Mexico's controversial win over Panama and more.


EFT: Drama in La La Land

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate Mark Cuban's comments on DeAndre Jordan, if a black champion is needed in the PGA and if Los Angeles really needs a NFL team.

Barkley not shocked by Kobe (1:31)
Have you heard from Kobe? (0:13)
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New Lakers acquisitions yet to hear from Kobe

New Lakers players Brandon Bass, Lou Williams and Roy Hibbert indicated they have yet to hear from Kobe Bryant since joining the team this month.

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Lakers step forward in offseason

The Los Angeles Lakers struck out with top free agents, but Roy Hibbert should make them more competitive this season. With draft pick D'Angelo Russell, the Lakers look long-term. Western Conference grades (Insider)


Best of M&M: Peter King, Art Briles

Greeny and Golic weigh in on who would have the strongest all-time lineup for an NBA franchise. Plus, Peter King on Tom Brady's Deflategate appeal timetable and Art Briles on the CFP and Baylor in 2015.

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Kobe Bryant and FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona landed and spent its first full day in the United States earlier in the week.The club got in a some practice as well as some interviews and photos at StubHub Center outside Los Angeles.

All-time Lakers better than all-time Bulls? (5:31)

First Take: Steve Spurrier, Jim McElwain

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate which team would win between the all-time Bulls and Lakers and Jordan Spieth's future dominance. Plus, Steve Spurrier and Jim McElwain join the show.

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Shaq destroys Pippen on Instagram

Shaq posted a Lakers vs. Bulls debate on Instagram and sparked an epic social media battle with Scottie Pippen. The Big Aristotle reminded Pippen that he's not Michael Jordan, and the Bulls legend responded: "If only you were as good at free throws as you are talking smack!" Follow the feud

Winners, losers of NBA free agency (2:34)
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Randle still adapting to pro game

It's unfair to expect much progress from Julius Randle after his injury, but his shooting and rebounding aren't promising. The No. 7 pick from 2014 is Kevin Pelton's most disappointing vet in Vegas. Summer superlatives (Insider)

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Russell still has plenty to prove

Yes, D'Angelo Russell should shoot better from 3 (7.7 percent), but his Vegas performance was still lackluster. With 5.8 turnovers per game, Russell is Kevin Pelton's most disappointing rookie. Summer league superlatives (Insider)

Scott: Russell, Lakers have work to do

D'Angelo Russell finally had a big summer league game, scoring 21 points on 10-of-20 shooting in Friday's loss. But one game doesn't make a superstar, said Lakers coach Byron Scott: "Russell is not Magic Johnson. Magic came on the scene, and instantly he's a Hall-of-Famer. D'Angelo has a way to go, there's no doubt about that."

Clarkson's one-handed slam dunk (0:24)

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game98.519th
Rebounds Per Game43.912th
Assists Per Game20.921st
Points Allowed105.329th

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