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Will the Los Angeles Clippers Surpass the Lakers as the L.A. NBA Favorites?

Back on Dec. 8, Derek Fisher’s buzzer-beater enabled the Lakers to edge out the Clippers, their Staples Center co-tenants, 87-86.  That started the Clippers on a four-game slide. Since then, the perennial Western Conference cellar-dwellers have turned things around winning eight ... (Continue reading)

NBA Free Agency 2010: The Word in Laker Land Is Defense!

Can there be any doubt after the Los Angeles Lakers completed their free agent signings, at least for the moment, that defense wins championships? The Lakers just added backup center Theo Ratliff and small forward Matt Barnes to their roster, both ... (Continue reading)

NBA Free Agents: Theo Ratliff To the Lakers, Matt Barnes as Well

It’s official.  The Lakers have just signed 37 year-old Theo Ratliff to a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum salary of $1.35 million. The 15-year veteran is best known for his defensive work in the post.  He has averaged ... (Continue reading)

Mitch Kupchak’s Next Move for the Los Angeles Lakers

With the bulk of free agency winding down, there isn’t much for the Lakers to choose from. However, with a solid core, the reigning two-time NBA champions do not need very much. While the dog days of summer have finally ... (Continue reading)

Derek Fisher: “Let the Hunt for Six Begin…”

He’s back, Laker fans!  Derek Fisher is back!  Not for one, not for two, but almost unbelievably for three years. And all of Los Angeles just drew a collective sigh of relief. Sorry if any of you missed Fisher’s hour-long, ... (Continue reading)

NBA Needs a Dream Team To Defeat the Lakers

At least LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and the media seem to think so.  Have you ever seen such an NBA circus in your life? Up until this year, championship teams have always been put together by general managers ... (Continue reading)

NBA Trade Rumors: Where the Lakers Stand in All the Signing Speculation

On the eve of this year’s Free Agency deadline, I had to think back to last year and the Lakers’ dilemma. Do you remember how everyone was on pins and needles? Would Kobe opt out and become a free agent?  Would the ... (Continue reading)

2010 NBA Draft Results: Los Angeles Lakers Draft Picks

With the 43rd pick, their highest in this year’s draft, the Lakers selected Devin Ebanks, a 6’8” sophomore forward from West Virginia.  Although Ebanks has very good athleticism, he did not live up to expectations this past season. He was ... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Lakers Short on Hopes in the 2010 NBA Draft

With the confetti shower and the parade down Figueroa Street just memories of a successful defense of their NBA Title, the Lakers are now looking more toward free agency to fulfill their needs than today’s NBA Draft. They traded both their ... (Continue reading)

Celtics vs. Lakers 2010 : Lakers Get Redemption!

It was the ugliest game of the 2010 NBA Finals.  But the last two minutes were positively exciting and the result, absolutely superb. Two heavyweights slugging it out in the 15th round of the World Championship, e ach one throwing ... (Continue reading)