Gary Payton: LeBron James' son committed to Southern California high school

Gary Payton: LeBron James' son committed to Southern California high school

Where will LeBron James play next season?

That's the biggest question entering free agency this summer.

The Lakers are considered one of the top candidates to win the sweepstakes, and that's before this little nugget of information surfaced on Monday:

According to Gary Payton, LeBron James' son -- LeBron James Jr. -- is Southern California bound.

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"His son just committed to Sierra Canyon -- that's where his son is gonna go to school with Scottie Pippen's son and Kenyon Martin's son," Payton told Sheena Quick. "If everybody looks at it -- a son at that age, you don't want to be away from him for that period of time.

"He needs a father during that time ... I think he wants to be around his son a lot, see his son play."

Sierra Canyon High School is located in Chatsworth -- about 30 miles northwest of the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

As ESPN's Brian Windhorst wrote over the weekend:

James' oldest son, Bronny, is 13. His younger son, Bryce, will turn 11 next week. They will be able to voice their feelings on the decision this time. They have spent time in Miami and Akron and even Los Angeles in the summers. Bronny is a standout basketball player who has a chance at an NBA future, and his development and comfort through his teen years, of course, is important.

It's hard to see him being apart from his family, which includes 3-year-old daughter Zhuri, at this stage of his life. In 2010, he left Savannah and his young sons in Ohio when he first moved to Miami. Now, where they want to live is a deeper factor.

We should probably mention that the Clippers also play in Los Angeles.

We should also mention that Payton doesn't think Steph Curry will be one of the top point guards of all-time, so........... keep that in mind.

Let the speculation begin!

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Steph Curry 'proud' of how Draymond Green, Kevin Durant handled incident

Steph Curry 'proud' of how Draymond Green, Kevin Durant handled incident

For the first time since Draymond Green and Kevin Durant had their dust-up in Los Angeles last Monday and sorted things out in the days after, Steph Curry addressed the situation.

Though he's not playing Saturday in Dallas, Curry met with the media prior to the Warriors' game against the Mavericks and was asked what the mood has been like around the team the last week.

It's been different. It's been tough Obviously, it sucks not being able to play. It sucks not being with the team when something like that happens. But I think the way we've handle it as a team, the way Draymond is handling, the way KD is handling it has been nothing by professionalism and understand that it's about the team. And the conversations we've all had, whether it's one-on-one, as a team, it's keeping that in mind, we have an opportunity to do something really special this year. There's going to be ups and downs, bumps in the road whether it's self-inflicted or from the outside and at the end of the day, nothing should distract us from what our goal is. Guys are going to continue to get to a place where we can move forward and get back to who we are as a team and honestly, once we get over these injuries, we'll be able to show what we're about as a team and do it together. I'm extremely proud of how we've handled this last week because there was an opportunity to implode and crumble, but that's not going to happen.

Green and Durant have been friends long before they teamed up on the Warriors. Curry spoke about the relationship between the two All-Stars.

They have a lot of equity built in that relationship, we've won championships together, they've brought out the best in each other. Obviously, I think they've had an incident to this level, but you don't have the experiences you've had and go through the journey we've been on and let it be derailed by something like that. Obviously, from a personal standpoint, there are things that need to be worked through and that's like any relationship in life. But at the end of the day, they both understand that neither of them is going to be the reason we don't win a championship this year. I can roll with that.

Curry, who is recovering from a strained left groin, wasn't with the team in Los Angeles when Green and Durant went at each other in the huddle at the end of regulation against the Clippers.

It's tough because I want to be there with my brothers, in terms of, when stuff goes down, win, lose or draw, I want to experience it all. Injuries are tough and they are part of the game. That's obviously the reason I wasn't there. Like I said, the way we responded and moved forward, can be nothing more than proud of how we handled it.

Curry is the Warriors' leader. Despite the fact that he has been ruled out for all three games in Texas, the team made sure to bring him along for the trip to try and play peacemaker. Curry talked about his role in keeping things together.

Like every other guy on the team, obviously, I'm a leader. I've been through a lot with these guys. I've been here the longest. I understand exactly what the culture is that we've created here and I'm not going to let that fall from one incident. I can talk about all the different conversations that have happened, whether I've been included or not, but again, this is about how we move forward. I just like the vibe. When I was in Houston on the bench, guys know how to have fun, how to enjoy themselves and understand what a special group we have and not let that fall by the wayside.

Curry has been doing drills on this road trip. He worked out and got shots up in Houston and Dallas, and is expected to be re-evaluated by the training staff on Nov. 24.

Warriors' Steph Curry says injured groin is 'getting stronger by the day'


Warriors' Steph Curry says injured groin is 'getting stronger by the day'

For the first time since suffering a groin injury in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on November 8, Stephen Curry met with the media ahead of Saturday's game in Dallas to provide an update on his ongoing rehabilition process.

The Warriors' star guard insisted that he's making good progress, and continues to get stronger by the day. He and Golden State's training staff are currently focused on increasing his range of motion and limiting pain.

An injury designation is nothing new to Curry, as he's been plagued by ankle injuries throughout his accomplished career. This being a groin, however, means Curry is learning as he goes.

"I'm learning about this one," said Curry. "I can tell you everything you want to know about ankles, but this is obviously a new one for me, so we're trying to make sure I stay cautious, but we know that we're moving in the right direction. So I don't know how long it'll be, but that's all I can pretty much ask for right now."

On Wednesday, the Warriors issued an update on Curry in which it was announced that he would be re-evaluated again in 10 days. It is not certain that Curry will be ready for game action at the conclusion of that 10-day period, but he is optimistic that he will be, or at least shortly thereafter.

"I think at that point I should be able to kinda say when i'll be able to play," said Curry. "Hopefully it's that next day or next game or two."

The Warriors have gone 2-2 while Curry has been sidelined.