Lin is ready to make his mark in LA

LOS ANGELES--If you ever meet Jeremy Lin, don't bring up the "L" word.

He doesn't like it. Definitely tries to create distance from it.

That wild run in New York might as well have happened three decades, not three seasons, ago.

The Lakers ...

Heat without LeBron? Popovich couldn't care less

A year ago, after his team lost in the 2013 NBA Finals to the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was able to bring back almost his entire roster to eventually vanquish the Heat in the 2014 Finals.

Asked Saturday, before the teams ...