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Los Angeles Lakers Not on Right Track after Embarassing Defeat to FC Barcelona

October 7th, 2010
Several weeks ago, I wrote a satirical piece signifying how the Los Angeles Lakers defeated FC Barcelona in the FIBA World Club Championship. Well, this would be a rematch of that same game, albeit in the Palau Blaugrana. And I will tell you this: I am not pleased with the performance ...

FIBA World Championships 2010: Team USA Silences Turkey To Win Gold Medal

September 12th, 2010
Call them Redeem Team II. After 16 years of failing to win the gold medal at the FIBA World Championships, the USA finally reaches the top with their 83-64 victory over Turkey to secure gold at the Sinan Erdem Dome. The victory comes two years after the USA secured the ...

2010 NBA Champions: Lakers Crush FC Barcelona, Defend World Club Finals Title

June 18th, 2010
  Phil Jackson's Los Angeles Lakers didn't need to head anywhere for Game 7 of the 2010 FIBA World Club Finals against Euroleague champions FC Barcelona Bàsquet.   In the end, the NBA Champion Lakers were up to their shifty tricks yet again.  Adding salt to the wounds opened up by Spain's shocking 1-0 ...

LA Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Good Riddance, OKC

May 1st, 2010
Bloody, bloody heck. After six games of wondering if this Los Angeles Lakers team is ever going to learn how to win the games that matter on the road, I can finally say, at the top of my lungs, "Good riddance, OKC!" For a few fleeting seconds, I thought Pau Gasol ...

Montreal’s 2-1 Victory over Washington Epitomizes Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 29th, 2010
Let's make things perfectly clear: I follow the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks are already in offseason mode, and thankfully they remain the only team in Southern California to have lifted the Stanley Cup. I, for one, hop it stays that way. But if you were to ask me which ...

Ten Ways For Fans To Get Over the 2009-10 Anaheim Ducks season

April 8th, 2010
All right, Anaheim Ducks fans. Your crosscounty rivals, the Los Angeles Kings, eliminated you from thae playoffs and placed Randy Carlyle in the hot seat for good. As a Ducks supporter for a half-decade, I feel your pain and commisserate in solidarity. But don't fret. I have come up with ...

Clippers-Lakers: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Hallway Series Is Back

January 7th, 2010
It took 10 games. Count 'em, 10 games. But make no mistake about it. After more than two seasons of one-sided dominance, the Hallway Series—the rivalry between the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers—is back. Can you believe it? With the Clippers faithful mocking their well-known Jack In The Box tacos promotion, the ...

Cleveland-LA Lakers: James Plays the Grinch in 102-87 Victory

December 25th, 2009
The Los Angeles Lakers picked the wrong time to play their worst basketball of the 2009-10 season. On Christmas Day, even. LeBron James became the Grinch, and Staples Center turned into Whoville as he scored 26 points en route to a 102-87 victory for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mo ...