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Want to know more about the Lakers, Clippers and the NBA beyond the stories, box scores and tweets?

Sign up for Full-Court Text to receive text messages from and interact with Times NBA beat writer Dan Woike.

Here’s what Full-Court Text is all about

In addition to sending texts, videos and photos, we’re working to organize special events for Full-Court Text subscribers. Maybe it’ll be Q+A sessions with writers. Maybe it’ll be game watch-a-longs with NBA legends. Maybe that legend will be Broderick Turner. It’s really all on the table and we’re open to your suggestions.

We’ll talk a ton about the Lakers. We’ll talk a lot about the Clippers. And we’ll talk a lot about the league both teams are trying to navigate their way through.

If you signed up during the season, just sit back, get the texts and say “Hello” to us. To join, either enter your mobile number in the signup field above or text HOOPS to +1 844-686-4868.

What’s the difference between this and Twitter?
This is more of an immediate, in-depth, behind the scenes look at developments with the Lakers, Clippers and the rest of the NBA in the Orlando bubble coupled with Dan’s commentary. While Twitter can be a megaphone for the masses, Full-Court Text is an intimate conversation between fans.

It gives you the chance to ask questions and share opinions in private, direct messages to Times reporters. Dan might pass on some of these questions and opinions to players and coaches. He’s also interested in hearing what you think would be a good story for The Times to write.
Will others see my phone number or messages?
No one else using the service will see your phone number or messages. Only Dan and his team will see responses and questions from group members.

What will Dan do with my responses and questions?
Dan and his team read every response and question.

They might reply to questions or present questions from the Full-Court Text group to individuals they’re interviewing before sharing the response in either a text or an article.

Will I be bombarded by text messages from the group?
No. While Dan’s messages are sent to everyone in the group, every response from individual group members will only go back to Dan and his team.

Does this service cost anything?
The SMS service will be free during the trial period. Standard SMS rates through your mobile carrier also will apply.

What if I don’t like it?
Text us your feedback so we can improve. You can opt out anytime by texting STOP.

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(Los Angeles Times)