ORLANDO, Fla. >> For now, Playoff Rondo is on hiatus. A right thumb fracture will shelve Rajon Rondo for six-to-eight weeks, a blow to the team’s depth that Frank Vogel acknowledged Monday was “a huge loss.” He’s scheduled to leave the NBA’s restart to have surgery this week and begin his rehabilitation outside of the…Lakers could lean more on Dion Waiters while hoping Rondo returns for playoff run — Press Telegram
It seems Enes Kanter is not the only person to wear a Boston Celtics uniform to be underwhelmed by the accommodations at the NBA campus of the so-called Disney ‘bubble,’ though he certainly took it better than ex-Celtic floor general Rajon Rondo.
NBA players are staying in Disney-owned hotels within a short distance of the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex where the scrimmages, regular season and Playoffs will be held over the next few months.
The now- Los Angeles Laker point guard arrived with his current team a day later than the franchise he played for from 2006 until 2014, and took to social media to decry his short-term home on Instagram in a tweet relayed by Legion Hoops.
We’ll always leave the light on for him. 😉
— Motel 6 (@motel6) July 9, 2020
The Kentucky product compared his digs to a Motel 6 room — an economy chain popular with budget travelers — while mentioning the NBA, presumably to relay his displeasure.
In a humorous response, the social media account for Motel 6 left a comment in response to the tweet shared by Legion Hoops, noting that they’d “always leave the light on for him” anyways.
Dwight Howard will join the Lakers for the restart of the NBA season, he announced Monday night. The 34-year-old center went on CNN Tonight on Monday to confirm that he will play for the after about a month of speculation that he might sit out. One of the Lakers’ key rotation players, Howard’s commitment helps…Dwight Howard says he’ll join Lakers for NBA restart — Press Telegram
As coronavirus cases have continued to rise throughout the last two weeks, the NBA has massaged the messaging behind its Disney World campus: With a controlled environment, aggressive testing and monitoring and limited personnel, the so-called bubble where the league is staging its restart could potentially be safer than the world around it. But there…Lakers assistant Lionel Hollins won’t travel to Orlando due to health concerns — Press Telegram
For just about four months, Anthony Davis lived with the pain. After an injury during the opening slate of games last fall when he jammed his right shoulder, it was common, even for months afterward, to see the 6-foot-10 forward rolling the joint while wincing in pain. Davis gets these nagging injuries that are difficult…Lakers focus on player health and injury prevention ahead of restart — Daily News
On Tuesday afternoon, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka was back at work, in his office in El Segundo with a large clear window that overlooks the practice court. But the familiar surroundings belie the singular circumstances that Pelinka, the Lakers and the NBA find themselves in just a month out from a planned restart in…Dwight Howard’s status remains uncertain as Lakers wrestle with NBA’s fluid plans to return — Press Telegram
A longtime LeBron James teammate is expected to join the Lakers for the NBA’s restart in Orlando next month. According to an ESPN report, the Lakers are finalizing a deal for J.R. Smith, the 34-year-old free-wheeling guard who has not played an NBA game since November of 2018. NBA teams have until July 1 to…Lakers expected to sign veteran guard J.R. Smith for NBA’s restart, per report — Press Telegram
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The assistant professor at UCLA will implement educational programming on race and racism for the organization as the Lakers and Clippers officially recognize Juneteenth on Friday.Lakers hire Karida Brown as director of racial equity and action — Pasadena Star News
The last decade of the NBA has seen players protest police brutality and gun violence through shirts, through social media posts, through calls for change. This time, with the nation rapt with attention on the social issues of race, Lakers’ guard Avery Bradley is one of the NBA players who wants to see more. ESPN…Lakers’ Avery Bradley pitches NBA for more support for social issues, per report — Daily News
The NBA’s full-steam return from its hiatus next month has lost some momentum as players have begun expressing dissent in the last week over the plan to return to play in Orlando. And reports indicate that differences of opinion could divide the Lakers locker room as the team considers chasing its 17th championship. An ESPN…Report: Lakers’ Avery Bradley among player coalition skeptical of NBA’s plan to return — Daily News
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