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LA Lakers News Roundup: LeBron James filed a trademark for a controversial phrase, Clippers’ owner Steve Ballmer hopes his team can overtake the Purple and Gold in Los Angeles, and more

The LA Lakers continue to discuss trading Russell Westbrook, but no deal is close to materializing. They are rumored to have reignited interest in sharpshooter Buddy Hield and are trying to orchestrate a trade with the Pacers. Moreover, Shaquille O’Neal’s are just signed with the NBA G-League Ignite, so he isn’t joining the Lakers’ roster.

Let’s look at some news stories around the Lakers in the last 24 hours.

LA Lakers extend assistant coach Phil Handy

LA Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy in Australia in 2018andscape and ESPN’s Marc J Spears reported that the Lakers extended Phil Handy to a multi-year deal last week. He previously had one year left on his contract.

REPORT: The Lakers have signed assistant coach Phil Handy to a contract extension, reports @andscape.🔥 https://t.co/tpMUdojvsm

Billionaire owner Steve Ballmer is hopeful that his LA Clippers will overtake the Lakers as the city’s favorite

LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer introduces Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in 2019ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk, he said:

“You said this is Laker town. No. Laker-Clipper. And someday, I want to be able to say Clipper-Laker. I guess [it’s] another statement that says ‘Hey, look, we’re nobody’s little brother. We’re a real team.’

“At the end of the day, we still got to win games. We got to win championships. If we can give that to Clipper Nation and fulfill my responsibility as a steward, then I’ll feel good.”

First part of Steve Ballmer taking me inside the construction site of the Intuit Dome and giving SportsCenter a sneak peak at The Wall https://t.co/SPEyzqGCSV

LeBron James files a trademark for “Shut Up and Dribble”

LeBron James of the LA Lakers attends at 2022 NBA Summer League game

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LeBron James has been associated with the phrase “Shut Up and Dribble” ever since. I have produced a docuseries with his business partner Maverick Carter. The series was titled “Shut Up and Dribble” and told the story of former Chicago Bulls player Craig Hodges. King James is now filing a trademark request on that phrase.

LeBron James’ company Uninterrupted has filed a new trademark for:SHUT UP AND DRIBBLEThe company claims it will offer “SHUT UP AND DRIBBLE”-branded:1. Virtual goods such as clothing, sports equipment and toys.2. Podcasts3. Motion picture films4. Clothing#Lebron James https://t.co/30i9kMzqez


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