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Sports Roundup: NBA playoffs, Lebron James, Lakers season ends and more

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Jamal Crawford #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on April 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 117-105. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

The NBA playoff picture will be in full focus by the end of the night, will the road to the Stanley Cup go through Southern California? And college kids might finally get to eat.

All this means it's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzsky, who've covered sports for the L.A. Times and ESPN.  

The NBA's regular season ends tonight and while the 16 playoff teams are locked, only two of the eight match-ups are set in stone, and that's the Houston Rockets vs. the Portland Trailblazers and the Indiana Pacers vs the Atlanta Hawks. I would imagine that makes tonight a great night for basketball fans?

Let's drill down on the Clippers and what their different scenarios might be?

Over in the Eastern Conference the most interesting team for me is the two-time defending champion Miami Heat. It was four years ago when Lebron James teamed up with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh to sign with Miami. Who could forget what James said at a rally when he was asked how many titles he plans to win:


He's still a long way from seven, but what do you think about his chances for #3?

Also, tonight, the Lakers end arguably the worst season in their history. This team has set the franchise record for most losses in a season. How will this year be remembered?

Eight days ago, University of Connecticut basketball player Shabazz Napier said he sometimes went to bed starving because he could not afford food. Now the NCAA has responded.

There's always been a debate on whether or not to pay college athletes but Brian if the day comes when athletes get classified as workers how much money could they command on the open market?

The NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs begin tomorrow and both the L.A. Kings and Anaheim Ducks look pretty good don't they?

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