O.J. Mayo’s new basketball life was less than five minutes old when someone inside a library-quiet Cox Pavilion tried to distract him at the foul line.
It would be a nice tribute to the NBA Summer League to say it played a part in helping the Los Angeles Lakers reach the NBA Finals this past season.
Getting his foot in the NBA’s back door is proving to be a difficult task for Curtis Terry.
It will be tough for the NBA Summer League to outdo last year, when the top two draft picks and a record 22 teams participated, drawing record crowds every day at Cox Pavilion and the Thomas & Mack Center.