News From Around the League- August 4, 2010

News from around the league on August 4th.

The latest on the Lakers.

Ric Bucher on the Lakers. [BasketBlog]

The Lakers will host the Heat on Christmas Day. [LA Times]

The Lakers will get their rings on opening night when they play the Houston Rockets. [Dime Mag]

Every Laker fan has put a Lakers win over the Heat on Christmas Day as #1 on their wish list. [OC Register]

Four Laker games were announced yesterday, including the Lakers hosting the Thunder on MLK day. [BasketBlog]

The Lakers have done a lot this off-season, but their work is not done yet. [Forum Blue and Gold]

The latest on the NBA.

The NBA announced its marquee games last night. [NBA.com]

Brook Lopez pulled out of the World Championships. [Slam Mag]

Here are the marquee games no one is talking about. [Dime Mag]

The Rockets will play the Nets twice in the China games. [ESPN.com]

Shaquille O’Neal could be headed to the Celtics. [ESPN Boston]

He may be old, but Shaq can really help a team. [Dime Mag]

Carmelo Anthony may not sign his $65 million dollar extension with the Nuggets. [Dime Mag]

Jason Williams will stay with the Magic. [Slam Mag]

Delonte West has been officially waived by the Timberwolves. [NBA.com]

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