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Luke Walton says Lakers' job was an opportunity he couldn't pass up

Luke Walton says Lakers' job was an opportunity he couldn't pass up

Someone played "I Love L.A." very loudly behind closed doors toward the end of the Golden State Warriors' practice.

It had everything to do with Luke Walton, the new Lakers coach.

He's still an assistant coach with the Warriors through their playoff run but already being tied to the happy-go-lucky song that always symbolizes good times for the Lakers.

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Championship times in the future too, Walton hopes.

The 36-year-old agreed to a five-year deal worth about $25 million Friday with the Lakers. Despite their 17-65 finish this...

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