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Lakers paying for charges

Updated: June 2, 2010, 11:49 AM ET
By Shelley Smith | ESPN

The Los Angeles Lakers have never been known as a team that takes offensive charges. They are trying to change that. Last series, Phil Jackson called his big men "thin-chested" as a way of goading them into standing strong and taking a hit, and the team has been offering financial incentive -- $50 per charge.

"To motivate us in a way to take charges and getting away with it," explained Sasha Vujacic.

And Vujacic says that the way the Celtics players play, the Lakers believe they ...

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