These off-seasons just keep getting rougher.
The Lakers signed rookie forward Julius Randle on Sunday, securing the seventh overall pick in last month's NBA draft to a deal potentially worth approximately $13.5 million.
The Lakers officially acquired Jeremy Lin from the Houston Rockets on Sunday.
Stuffed in the large plastic bag Max Tuerk has been toting around the USC campus, there is a sandwich, two bananas, an energy bar, a pack of almonds and a whole avocado, as well as the remaining half of a fast-food chicken sandwich he had been gnawing on. All this, he says, is a snack.
Forget it, there?s nothing you can do. No amount of flattery, no barrels of cookies, no endless applause can get it done. Give up.
It's not easy being a conservative in Silicon Valley. People who lean to the right are vastly outnumbered in the nation's high-tech hub, and say they sometimes have to downplay their views. "It does make you stand out a little bit. You have to be careful how you position yourself. You have to be careful what you say in public," Eric Jackson, co-founder of CapLinked, said during a panel discussion Saturday about conservatives in the industry at the inaugural Lincoln Labs Reboot conference. He noted that he was shining a spotlight on his views by taking part in the conference, before joking, "I guess I can kiss all my future venture capital funding goodbye."...