Game Day: Lakers bring the dark drama to media day

Editor’s note: This is the Tuesday Sept. 27 edition of the “Game Day with Kevin Modesti” newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.

The Lakers got together for pre-training-camp media day without any fistfights breaking out. Hope they haven’t peaked too soon.

– Justin Herbert seemed to be no worse for wear, but more injuries in Sunday’s loss leave the Chargers’ season on the brink, as our Elliott Teaford put it.

The Rams start to get ready for a Monday night division game against the 49ers.

– Damien High football coach Matt Bechtel was placed on leave pending investigation of an assault allegation by Bishop Amat players.

Los Alamitos High football transfer T.A. Cunningham was cleared to play.

 The United States faces Saudi Arabia today in its last game before the World Cup.

And ESPN premiers a documentary tonight about the Dodgers’ and Yankees’ classic World Series in the 1970s.

It’s good to have the Lakers soap opera in the news again. Before this, the Southern California sports scene had been getting entirely too positive. We need a little strife and intrigue to spice things up.

I mean, the Dodgers are the best team in baseball, and the Angels are looking forward to a new owner. The Rams are Super Bowl champions, and the Chargers are trending up, the last two days notwithstanding.

The Kings’ expectations are rising, and the Ducks like their “trajectory.” LAFC is the best soccer team in the West, the Galaxy is closing in on a return to the playoffs, and Angel City FC could make the playoffs in its inaugural season.

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