On this episode of SLiC Talk: WE BELIEVERS Baron Davis and Matt Barnes join Jelani McCoy and Ray Young from 40 Love in Los Angeles during game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals to discuss the Golden State Warriors mental toughness, Draymond Green’s defensive brilliance and the next crop of future NBA point guards.
Dwight Howard Signs with the Los Angeles Lakers
The reunion that no one could have seen coming five years ago is finally complete, as the Los Angeles Lakers have signed Dwight Howard.
Howard spent the 2012-13 season with the Lakers, after being traded there from the Orlando Magic a year before becoming a free agent. The experiment of combining Howard with Kobe Bryant did not work and Howard ended up leaving L.A. in free agency to sign with the Houston Rockets.
Now Howard will try to re-write his Lakers narrative by coming over to play with superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Howard returning to Los Angeles does come with a risk, as he had to agree to buyout from his current team, the Memphis Grizzlies to facilitate the move.
Howard gave up nearly half of his guaranteed salary to become a free agent, but he hopes that by making the Lakers roster he can recoup that lost money.
While this seems like a great fit for both sides, as L.A. lost a lot of their depth at center with the injury to DeMarcus Cousins, the Lakers have sent a message with their intent to sign Howard to a non-guaranteed contract.
Howard will have to prove that he is willing to accept and thrive in a role that he has just never been that comfortable in.
The Lakers are not going to center their offense around Howard, but if he can play good defense and be a force on the boards, Howard can still make a great impact on their championship aspirations.
Hometown Favorites – Grind Weekend
This past weekend, legends from the Los Angeles basketball community got together at the Cal State Los Angeles gym.
They invited the next generation of LA hoopers and shared their knowledge about the game of basketball, the brotherhood, and life outside of hoops.
Russell Westbrook, Lou Williams, Baron Davis, Nick Young, DeMar DeRozan, Dorell Wright, Trevor Ariza, Bobby Brown, Pooh Jeter, Montrezl Harrell, Chris Copeland, Michael Beasley and others spent their weekend with some of LA’s top basketball talent from middle school to the college level.
Follow the movement on @la.unfd
Ty Lue to Join the Clippers Staff as an Assistant Coach
A few months ago, no one would be surprised to learn that Ty Lue would be coaching in L.A. this season.
They just thought it would be as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Instead, Lue is going to be coaching the Los Angeles Clippers as the top assistant on Doc Rivers staff.
This isn’t the first time that Lue has coached under Rivers, as he was part of his staff with the Boston Celtics from 2011-2013. Then when Rivers was traded to coach the Clippers, Lue followed him to L.A. and coached under him for another season.
Lue would leave Rivers staff to become the associate head coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers and would eventually become their head coach.
Lue won a championship in his first season as the head coach, after taking over the position from David Blatt mid-season in 2016. Lue was praised for his work getting the best out of LeBron James, which is why he seemed like an ideal fit for the Lakers.
The Lakers were ultimately too cheap with their offer for Lue, which insulted him and forced him to turn down the job.
Instead they hired Frank Vogel to be the head coach, leaving Lue free to be picked up by Rivers and the Clippers.
There is no way of knowing for sure the impact that Lue will have on the Clippers this season, but it can’t hurt to have a former championship-winning coach on the staff.
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