Los Angeles Lakers


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Jeff Samardzija is the best All-Star ever because he plans to sneak across enemy lines between the National Anthem and the first pitch.


The Lakers have emerged as serious contenders in the courtship of New York Knicks free agent Carmelo Anthony, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. 


In his fifth NBA season, Jodie Meeks established himself as a valuable three-point shooting threat.


The Lakers will not extend a qualifying offer to guard Kent Bazemore, according to an NBA.com report, making him an unrestricted free agent: