NBA Tea Leaves, Edition #2

NBA Tea Leaves, Edition #2Unraveling the latest Laker rumors

Last week, at the tail end of a 9-game losing streak, the biggest loud mouth this side of the Oval office claimed that “the Lakers don’t want to play for Luke Walton.”

In response, the Lakers beat Atlanta by 19, Sacramento by 13 and then the Spurs by 12, holding San Antonio to 81 points. This modest 3-game winning streak raised the Lakers’ record to 14–27, good for 5th worse in the league. So much for the cloud of hot air drifting out of Lithuania, right?

Wrong.

The day after the big win against the Spurs, Brian

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