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Lakers, Raiders Among Pro Sports Teams Honoring Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 09 / 17

Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson before last night's game against the Kings in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena asked fans if they could "just lock arms with somebody" in a way to "show that evil and hate will never win," according to Gordon & Ferguson of the LAS VEGAS REV...

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