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'It's just straight game': How Angeleno All-Stars define L.A. ball

LOS ANGELES – New York’s got the city game. Philadelphia and Chicago are known for breeding tough ballers. So what defines Los Angeles basketball? With All-Star weekend rolling through Hollywood, who better to answer that question than six All-Stars bred by the City of Angels? Russell Westbrook: “It’s different, man. Growing up here in L.A., depending on what part you ...

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NBA's biggest stars descend on L.A. for all-star showcase

The NBA’s best players have arrived in Hollywood for a star-studded all-star weekend. None of those stars currently play for the hometown Lakers or Clippers, and that dearth will be discussed when basketball’s best get together Saturday for practice. LeBron James is likely to be asked plenty of media questions about his interest in joining the Lakers, who have cleared ...

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Giannis wants to work with Kobe in L.A. this summer

The Greek Freak hopes he gets a chance to pick the brain of the Black Mamba. Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the Milwaukee Bucks‘ sole representative Sunday at the 67th NBA All-Star Game, though the 23-year-old plans to be busy networking throughout the weekend. One of his most… NBA | theScore

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California love: DeRozan reflects on Compton roots ahead of L.A. all-star game

DeMar DeRozan heads to Los Angeles this weekend appreciative of how far he’s come in life and basketball. The Raptors guard was 14 the first time the NBA’s all-star game rolled through the Staples Center. Living in Compton, Calif., DeRozan had no access to the game, but recalls feeling part of the festivities. “I just remember being in Compton, honestly, ...

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L.A. music + NBA All-Star preview with Leigh Ellis

On this week’s episode, Leigh Ellis of The Starters joins us for L.A. Week as we discuss our favorite music from L.A. and set the stage for NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. Then NBA photographer Andrew D. Bernstein tells the story about how he worked with Phil Jackson to develop a book together. * * * Be sure to subscribe on ...

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Former Heat draft pick Rasual Butler, wife die in early morning car crash in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles. The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Studio City area and left a swath of damage along a major thoroughfare. Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter says the 38-year-old Butler and 31-year-old Leah LaBelle Vladowski were pronounced ...

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