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Kobe’s Participation In Blackops Commercial Ignites Debate Over Game Violence

November 18th, 2010
Kobe Bryant is in the news again for his off the court activities again. This time the controversy surrounds his participation in a commercial for the wildly popular video game, "Call of Duty: Blackops." The game allows players to simulate combat operations as if they are participating on the front ...

Why the L.A. Lakers Need To Have Dinner

April 5th, 2010
  The Los Angeles Lakers had another bad loss last night, losing to the San Antonio Spurs. As bad as they looked on their road trip, and they looked horrible, they were just downright terrible on their home floor. The fans had no choice but to boo the home team as ...

Are the Los Angeles Lakers Gambling with Kobe Bryant to Get to LeBron James?

March 22nd, 2010
The greatest player of his era can opt out of his contract at the end of the 2009-10 NBA season. The greatest player of the next era will be a free agent after this season. No matter how much they get tired of hearing their names together, Kobe Bryant and LeBron ...

Is Kobe Bryant Better Than Larry Bird? And Where Does He Rank All Time?

March 20th, 2010
Kobe Bryant’s ranking on the all-time list is debatable. Some people have elevated him to GOAT status and some people claim that he’s barely a top 20 player of all time. Most people have him in the top 10 of all time, but there is intense disagreement as to where ...

DJ Mbenga of the Los Angeles Lakers: If We Could Be Like Him

March 19th, 2010
Growing up, I remember seeing those Gatorade commercials: "If I could be like Mike." Everywhere you went, the store, the gym, the schools, it seemed as if all the kids wanted to be like Michael "Mike" Jordan. Now kids want to be like Kobe and Lebron. Our kids turn these athletes ...

Kobe Bryant Is the Definition of Clutch

March 15th, 2010
Sometimes a person can be so masterful at what they do that the extraordinary becomes expected. Perhaps it is just human nature to cease to be impressed by repetition. The first time you see a 3-D movie, it is an amazing cinematic experience. Eyes move in wonder as the anxiousness of ...

The Los Angeles Lakers: The Psychology of Champions

March 12th, 2010
Many observers this season have written about how the Lakers are playing below par. Teams are apparently finding weaknesses in the Lakers. According to the critics, the Lakers' interior is too soft with Pau Gasol patrolling the paint. The point guard play of Derek Fisher is downright terrible as he lets opposing ...

Cavs Get Jamison! LeBron To Get Title?

February 17th, 2010
  The Cleveland Cavaliers completed a trade for Antawn Jamison today.  The move came as the highlight of a three team trade between the Cavs, Wizards, and Clippers. The Cavs received Antawn Jamison from the Wizards and Sebastian Telfair from the Clippers.  The Wizards got Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Brian Skinner, and Al Thorton while ...

Sorry LeBron: You Have the Crown, But Kobe Has the Throne

December 25th, 2009
The debate that is infiltrating barbershops, classrooms, and water coolers all over America is who's better, Kobe or LeBron? Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like they were poised for greatness behind the spectacular play of their superstar, LeBron James. To the naked eye it seemed as if the Los Angeles ...