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Los Angeles Lakers: Pretenders to the Throne?

Despite the fact that Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers are the two-time defending NBA world champions, they certainly aren’t playing like it. As of Dec. 23, 2010 their record was 21-8, respectable, but hardly world beating, especially considering their competition thus ... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Lakers: Being Ron Artest

If you’ve ever seen the movie Being John Malkovich, you know that it was one wild and crazy ride. If not, you owe it to yourself to buy it, rent it, stream it or download it by any means necessary.  Without ... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Lakers’ Shannon Brown: More Than Just a Dunker

Shannon Brown has become the antithesis of the player he was a year ago. As a Los Angeles Laker, Brown became widely known for his spectacular and awe-inspiring dunks. His finishes in the open court were often majestic poetry in ... (Continue reading)

Kobe Bryant’s Knee: How It’s Held Up and What It Means for the LA Lakers

If Kobe Bryant’s Knee could talk it would probably say something to the effect of, “I’m so far from 100 percent it’s not even funny. BUT don’t tell Kobe I told you that!" Likewise, if we were privy to the ... (Continue reading)

NBA Rumors: Top 10 Franchises Magic Johnson Would Help the Most

When the Lakers issued a press release announcing the sale of Magic Johnson's minority stake of the Lakers, rampant speculation began to circulate about where Magic would take his “talents” next. To that end, I present a list of the ... (Continue reading)

Magic Johnson Sells Lakers Stake to Try His Luck in Detroit

According to a team announcement, Ervin Magic Johnson has sold his stake in the Los Angeles Lakers to Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a Lakers season ticket holder for 25 years, for an undisclosed sum.  In Johnson's own words, “This was a bittersweet ... (Continue reading)

Agree to Disagree: After Loss in Barcelona Bryant/Jackson Fail To See Eye to Eye

Following the back to back champion Lakers surprising loss to Regal FC Barcelona on Thursday, the web was abuzz with predictions of the Lakers fall from grace. More surprising, however, was the disagreement between Kobe Bryant and coach Phil Jackson over whether ... (Continue reading)

NBA Showdown: Kobe Bryant Throws Down the Gauntlet on LeBron James.

In what appears to be a calculated bit of promotion for the NBA, Kobe Bryant said he would beat LeBron James in a game of one-on-one after being asked at a London sports camp. Bryant's exact words, “I’d win, I’d win...That’s ... (Continue reading)

Phil Jackson Zings Heat: Says Talent Not Enough

The Zen Master has spoken. In an interview with ESPN 1000 in Chicago, Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson exclaimed he doesn't believe talent is always enough to get it done.  As Jackson said, "They got great talent,” "There's no question ... (Continue reading)

Can Los Angeles Laker Newbies Adapt to the NBA’s Most Intricate Offense?

The triangle offense.  The name alone conjures scores of perplexed looks and furrowed brows creating a general air of confusion.  In truth, it’s one of the most complex offensive systems used in the NBA.  Synonymous with Phil Jackson, and the architect ... (Continue reading)