Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and team president of basketball operations Magic Johnson have been trying to restore the team’s culture as they rebuild the roster.

The duo sometimes leans on what they refer to as Lakers DNA — core pillars and characteristics they look Baseball Jerseys Wholesale for in players to add to their rebuild. Among those traits are a high basketball IQ, a healthy obsession with basketball, strong work ethic and habits, and a burning desire to win.

Before the Lakers set out to land superstars like LeBron James and Paul George in free agency in the coming weeks — superstars who embody all of those traits — Johnson and Pelinka exposed their young core to some of the most successful individuals on the planet.

Pelinka also wants to see his players develop diverse interests off the court, much like Bryant, who became an Academy Award-winning filmmaker (animated short category) after retiring. It’s why the Lakers GM — who constantly is reading up on what made some of history’s most successful figures like Leonardo da Vinci tick — organized team field trips to Broadway’s Hamilton and Musk’s SpaceX, where Walton and his players were surprised to see how young many of Musk’s brightest rocket scientists are.

But for argument’s sake, let’s say you’re taking one season of both players at their primes. Do you opt for Favre’s freewheeling style and Moss’s uncoverable deep ball? Rodgers’ rocket arm and Johnson’s absurd Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike combination of size, speed, and strength? Or Brady’s unflappable winning ways and Brown’s ability to create big plays out of thin air?

If you ask me, Moss is the best receiver in NFL history. Many would say Jerry Rice, and there are plenty of numbers to back that up. Rice dominates every receiving record in the books. But hurl a ball into double coverage and there’s absolutely no receiver I’d trust more than Moss to go up and get it.

He’s so synonymous with catches over helpless defensive backs that the NFL’s equivalent to getting dunked on is getting Moss-ed.

During the best season of his career — the Patriots’ 16-0 regular season in 2007 — Moss caught an NFL-record 23 touchdowns in a New England offense that threw deep often.

Now imagine Moss being paired with the guy who immediately pops into your head when someone says a quarterback is a gunslinger.

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James Harden: Kevin McHale ‘never taught me anything to be a leader’

James Harden fired back at his former head coach after Kevin McHale declared on NBA TV this week that the Rockets superstar is “not a leader,” criticism that Harden considered a sign of McHale’s character.

“He’s a clown, honestly,” Harden said after the Rockets’ open practice Saturday at the Toyota Center. “I did anything and everything he asked me to do. I’ve tried to lead this team every day since I stepped foot here in Houston. To go on air and just downplay my name, when honestly he’s never taught me anything to be a leader. …

“… But I’ve done a great job. The organization, my coaches, you can ask any of those guys how I’ve worked extremely hard every single day to better [myself], obviously as a basketball player, but be a leader as well. To go on air and downplay my name like that, it just shows his character. I usually don’t go back and forth on social media with anybody or with interviews, but I’m going to stand up for myself, and there it is. But you just don’t go and do that. It shows what type of person he is.”

Game 4 of the best-of-five series is Monday in Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys Boston. First pitch will be at 1:08 p.m. — it would have been moved to 7:08 p.m. if Cleveland had finished its ALDS sweep of the Yankees later Sunday.

Houston right-hander Charlie Morton will start Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike against reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello.

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Arrieta acknowledged Monday that his time with the Cubs may be drawing to a close.

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While we can debate whether the NBA has become completely “position-less” in 2017, it’s clear that the classic PG, SG, SF, PF and C labels are outdated and fairly meaningless. Most bigs shoot 3s, there are only a couple of pure point guards, and just about everyone can handle the rock. The result is that 39 of our top 150 points-league players are eligible at two (or more) positions, and that list will grow as we get into the season and we grant more eligibility once roles are solidified Cheap Baseball Jerseys China on Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike NBA teams.

Asked about a connect-the-dots theory that his public flirtation with retirement in the offseason has affected his play, Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday his heart is “100 percent” committed to the 2017 season.

“You wake up Monday morning and you realize, man, I’m still one of the best in the world that do what I do,'” Roethlisberger said during his weekly radio appearance. “I’m going to have that confidence when I go out there Wednesday to practice and Sunday when we go to Kansas City. I have that belief that I’m one of the best that’s ever done it, the best that’s ever played this position. You have to have that confidence.”

Roethlisberger was 33-for-55 on Sunday during a 30-9 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He threw two pick-sixes in a game for the first time since 2006, and he became the first Steelers quarterback since Mark Malone in 1987 to throw five interceptions in one game.

Arrieta, who was slowed by a right hamstring injury late in the regular season, insists the ailment will be a non-issue. He recently threw two successful bullpen sessions.

Given his free agent status when the season ends, Arrieta acknowledged Monday that his time with the Cubs may be drawing to a close.

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