News from around the league on August 4th.
The latest on the Lakers.
Ric Bucher on the Lakers. [BasketBlog]
The Lakers will host the Heat on Christmas Day. [LA Times]
The Lakers will get their rings on opening night when they play the Houston Rockets. [Dime Mag]
Every Laker fan has put a Lakers win over the Heat on Christmas Day as #1 on their wish list. [OC Register]
Four Laker games were announced yesterday, including the Lakers hosting the Thunder on MLK day. [BasketBlog]
The Lakers have done a lot this off-season, but their work is not done yet. [Forum Blue and Gold]
The latest on the NBA.
The NBA announced its marquee games last night. [NBA.com]
Brook Lopez pulled out of the World Championships. [Slam Mag]
Here are the marquee games no one is talking about. [Dime Mag]
The Rockets will play the Nets twice in the China games. [ESPN.com]
Shaquille O’Neal could be headed to the Celtics. [ESPN Boston]
He may be old, but Shaq can really help a team. [Dime Mag]
Carmelo Anthony may not sign his $65 million dollar extension with the Nuggets. [Dime Mag]
Jason Williams will stay with the Magic. [Slam Mag]
Delonte West has been officially waived by the Timberwolves. [NBA.com]