Los Angeles Lakers sign forward Wesley Johnson

July 28, 2014

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed athletic free agent forward and former lottery pick Wesley Johnson, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is for one year at the league minimum.

The 6'7" Johnson is an outstanding leaper who can finish on the break and hit his fair share of spot-up treys.  Despite such potential, his inability to consistently create his own shot has rendered him a mere complementary role player throughout his NBA career.  He is expected to compete for a starting job at the 3 next season.

Inter Milan defeats Real Madrid in International Champions Cup

July 27, 2014

Inter Milan v. Real Madrid / Photo by: Gregg Kowalski

Berkeley, Calif. --  The International Champions Cup tournament has returned to the United States this summer with the likes of Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Liverpool showcasing their teams.  On Saturday afternoon, Real Madrid and Inter Milan faced off at Cal Berkeley Memorial Stadium in the first game of the tournament for the two teams, both of whom are in Group A, along with Manchester United and AS Roma.

Kevin Love withdraws from 2014 USA Basketball National Team

Just one day after Blake Griffin officially withdrew from Team USA's 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup squad, another elite power forward followed suit, as Kevin Love informed USA Basketball Director Jerry Colangelo that because of his current status he will be unavailable to participate with the National Team this summer.

By his "status" one can assume Love means the ongoing trade talks that his current team, Minnesota, is having with a host of suitors, including the Warriors and the Cavaliers.  Perhaps Love does not want to risk injury with a trade likely to happen in the next month or two.

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