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I Am as Depressed As the Players on the Floor. From A Mortified LA Laker Fan

I am not the most patient man in the world! I tried so much to be as objective as I can when calling for change. But his is unbearable. My beloved LA Lakers plays as though they are zombies. No energy, no excitement, no heart, no nothing.  and I blame this all on their coach, Mike Brown. A coach should be able to get the best out of his players and should inspire his players to play inspired basketball. Mike […]

My Rants on Why Kobe Bryant is the G.O.A.T

Millions of people will kill me for posting this. A blogger says, “In my eyes, 16 years and counting makes Bryant the G.O.A.T. Bryant will continue his relentless assault on the NBA record books.” And I kind of agree with him. By the time the smoke is cleared, the “Bean” will be THE GREATEST. Here’s how according to this blogger. 1. Kobe is already the second best player ever right now. Even when he was playing with Shaquille O’Neal, many […]

I Am Convinced The Lakers Are Favorites to Win This Upcoming Season

All-Star forward Blake Griffin talked about the Lakers’ recent moves and the stiff competition in the West with Darnell Mayberry of NewsOK.com: “I think there’s a lot of tough teams in the Western Conference. There’s one right here (in Oklahoma City) that the Lakers have to get over,” Griffin said. “The Spurs have been a good team for the past 500 years. And I think we’re preparing for that. So that’s kind of what you expect people to do. You […]

Links to go: Helpful Reading On Dogged Days Of NBA

Here are some helpful reading to pass time by during this dogged days of the basketball season. Kevin Deng of OC Register has this nice piece on Dwight Howard progress. Very encouraging for all you Lakers fans out there. http://www.ocregister.com/sports/howard-371013-lakers-first.html Mark Cuban, you know him, right? He’s got some juice about the Nets and Lakers taking away his candy bar. Tim MacMahon over at ESPN has a little cute story. http://espn.go.com/dallas/nba/story/_/id/8366209/dallas-mavericks-mark-cuban-los-angeles-lakers-new-jersey-nets-moves-mean-wins Hoopshype (http://hoopshype.com/rumors.htm) via a Brasilian blog is reporting that […]

On Basketball: Are The Nets True Contenders With Williams, JJ, Wallace, Lopez?

The New Jersey Nets or properly, The Brooklyn Nets are solid (on paper) as any team in the East, but will they produce on the court? They have a top 5 center in Lopez, a top 5 shooting guard in Joe Johnson, a defensive small forward in G. Wallace, a bruiser in Humpries, and a top 3 point guard in Williams. That is a strong team, again on paper. Are the Nets real contender yet? Me think not! Expecting the […]

Lakers Success in 2012 -2013 Season For Ring Not Set in Stone Even With Howard

If Kupchak doesn’t get the Executive of the Year Award after this, then something is wrong. Acquiring both Nash & Howard is huge. But just a word of caution about raised expectations. Many fans probably remember the 2003-4 season, when Gary Payton and Karl Malone were both added late in the summer. There was wild enthusiasm that the Payton-Malone additions would result in an automatic championship. Unfortunately, Malone got hurt & Payton was unhappy, and both players were gone by […]

One Reason D12 is a Big Upgrade Over Bynum

Any minute now, the trade that would make D. Howard an official Laker will be announced. One area that I think is going under-examined by people wondering about just how big of an upgrade this will be is the pick-and-roll defense. Bynum, for all his defensive gifts in the post (when actually giving a shit), was and is a subpar pick-and-roll defender because of his lack of foot speed. He just didn’t have the quickness and lateral movement to aggressively […]

Howard To LA. Bynum, Pau Traded in 4 Team Mega Deal According To Report

The trade news is all over the place and it came from A.W. of Yahoo: There are other players involved in these fluid talks, but a framework of the possible deal includes Howard and Denver forward Al Harrington going to the Lakers, Philadelphia guard Andre Iguodala going to the Nuggets, Los Angeles center Andrew Bynum moving to the 76ers, and Los Angeles forward Pau Gasol and Denver guard Arron Affalo going to the Magic, sources told Yahoo! Sports. Pincus now […]

Blessed to See All of Kobe’s Career

I don’t get NBC Sports channel, so I can’t watch any live Olympic basketball. However, I read the details of Kobe’s performance in the 3rd and 4th quarters of the Australian game and it was just totally amazing. Reminds me of 2006 Kobe. Surprise, surprise…he came up big when the team needed it. So did Lebron. Some of us don’t acknowledge the stress all the NBA mileage puts on his legs, some of us don’t like him, some of us […]

Meeks Doesn’t Want To Get Pigeonholed with Vet Minimum Tag If To Sign With Lakers

Good money management or not, most players are trying to make as much money as possible. Even if an athlete is a wiz at managing his money I’m sure he’d rather manage more than less. If more can be had within ethical and legal guidelines why would a player not go for it? Winning titles and legacy means more for guys like LeBron and Durant than for the average NBA journeyman. Their window to compete is short and they are […]

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