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Sports Roundup: Lakers lose, LeBron James, spring training and more

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New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon (10) gets by Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol (16) on a fast break for a basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Los Angeles.

The Lakers keep taking their fans to strange new places. Turns out you can't go home again, without people questioning your motives, and how kissing a gator is all part of good clean fun. All that means it's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered sports for ESPN and the LA Times. 

The Lakers lost last night to the New Orleans Pelicans 132-125, so there wasn't much defense being played. Head Coach Mike D'Antoni prefers to run a very fast paced offense that can be exhausting to the players and he was asked if this could be a reason why his team doesn't seem to have the energy to play defense.

The sustainability of playing that style has always been a subject of debate in the basketball world.  

The more the Lakers lose, the better chance they'll have to secure a higher draft pick. There are large groups of Lakers fans that are actually rooting for the team to lose. Does that make someone any less of a fan?

LeBron James wants to back to Cleveland, but just for one night. 

Switching to college football, player safety is a subject always up for debate, but a new proposal has some questioning the motives of its supporters.

Barry Switzer won three national championships with the University of Oklahoma. His QB in 1985 was Jamelle Holloway, who is African American. He was asked that if he was coaching today would he ever recruit a white QB.

Last thing, baseball spring training has a lot of downtime. Ballplayers have to find ways to occupy themselves, but kissing an alligator? Someone has too much time on their hands. 


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