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Live updates: Lakers and Clippers news and rumors approaching 2017 free agency

The Lakers selected Chino Hills and UCLA product Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Chris Paul has been traded to the Rockets. Blake Griffin and Paul George have opted for free agency. What comes next from the Lakers and Clipp...

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    NBA Draft Video: Lonzo Ball speaks to media for first time as Laker

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    As soon as Lonzo Ball was selected by the Lakers as the number 2 pick in the 2017 NBA draft, the night became about Lavar Ball and his family-run Big Baller Brand. Within seconds of the announcement that the Lakers selected Lonzo, his father donned a Big Baller Brand hat in Lakers purple and gold. Both Lonzo and Lavar wore BBB ties for the formal event in New York City. The company also unveiled a Lakers-colored version of their Lonzo Ball “ZO2s” sneaker. A...

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    Lonzo Ball is finally a Laker but people can’t stop talking about Lavar

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