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Lakers second-round pick Ivica Zubac wants to prove he can stay in L.A.

Lakers second-round pick Ivica Zubac wants to prove he can stay in L.A.

Ivica Zubac, who the Lakers selected with the 32nd pick in the NBA draft last month, tried to take everything in Tuesday at the Lakers practice facility — the trophies, banners, jerseys and then all of the questions.

It was understandably a bit overwhelming for the Bosnian-born 19-year-old. 

“It’s crazy,” Zubac said after an introductory news conference. “I just realized I am now here….

“Before one month I was in Serbia playing against Serbian teams who are not really good, so to be in the best league in the world means so much to me.”

Zubac said the Lakers and Celtics were the only NBA teams that people were...

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