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Sources: Lakers Pursuing Paul and Howard

National Basketball Association(NEW YORK) -- Sources tell ESPN's NBA Insider Chris Broussard that the Los Angeles Lakers are trying to make trades for Orlando Magic all-star center Dwight Howard and New Orleans Hornets all-star guard Chris Paul.

Sources familiar with the situation also said that Los Angeles willing to trade everyone on their roster except for their all-star guard Kobe Bryant.

Broussard says that the Lakers have the financial capacity to pull off acquiring both Howard and Paul.

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak spoke to Broussard but would not comment about the Lakers' possibly trading for both players.

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NBA Announces Christmas Schedule

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NBA has officially announced its schedule for its lockout-delayed opening day, which will take place on Christmas.

In the first game, the New York Knicks host the Boston Celtics, followed by Miami at the Mavericks, the Lakers hosting the Bulls, Oklahoma City hosting the Orlando Magic, and the Clippers visiting the Golden State Warriors.

The defending champion Mavericks, who beat the Heat in the Finals last season, will receive their championship rings before their opener.

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Sources: Besiktas Eying Odom

(NEW YORK) -- According to sources familiar with negotiations, the Turkish team Besiktas is pursuing Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom.

Odom told the sources that he is giving the deal a serious consideration as the NBA has now canceled games through December 15.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love turned down an offer from Besiktas over the weekend.

The team already has New Jersey Nets star Deron Williams under contract.

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Magic Johnson, 20 Years Later

NOVEMBER 7, 1991: Magic Johnson announces his retirement from basketball after being diagnosed as HIV positive. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Monday marked the 20th anniversary of basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson's announcement that he was HIV-positive and retiring from the Los Angeles Lakers.

Since making the announcement, Johnson has been able to maintain a normal lifestyle, thanks to medication.  He came back to play 32 games for the Lakers in 1996 and has become a successful businessman in retirement.

On the same day Johnson made his announcement, he created the Magic Johnson Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission, according to the foundation's website, is to "address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities."

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