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Los Angeles Lakers Losing Home Court For All Rounds

April 8th, 2011
Hey, Lakers’ fans, how are you enjoying the team’s play over the past week?  What a terrific way to head into the playoffs, huh? The team is really focused.  Phil Jackson has it clicking on all cylinders.  Don’t worry that some of these lower-ranking teams are outplaying it in points in ...

Los Angeles Lakers’ Fans: You Need To Melo Out

February 8th, 2011
It ain’t gonna happen. Sure, I would love to see Carmelo Anthony in purple and gold, but it really doesn’t make sense for the Denver Nuggets to trade Anthony for Andrew Bynum. Although some of the local commentators and sportswriters have reservations about trading Bynum, I feel it would be ...

Lakers’ Mitch Kupchak Needs to Hunt for New Blood

February 7th, 2011
There is nothing at all moral about a moral victory in professional sports.  Maybe in college football, when an out-manned underdog from Division II loses by a point or two to a Division I power, sure they can talk about a moral victory. But for a professional team to claim ...

Los Angeles Lakers Stumble on the Road to a Three-Peat

January 16th, 2011
Getting their seven-game winning streak snapped by their Staples Center rivals the Clippers, 99-92, today was disappointing. But worse yet is what the Lakers have failed to do even during their winning streak. Today, the Clippers outrebounded the Lakers 50-45, 15-11 on the offensive boards.  In their win over New Jersey ...

NBA’s Battle for Los Angeles: Can the Lakers Hold Off the Clippers?

January 13th, 2011
Back on December 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 of their last eleven games and capping it with a ...

Los Angeles Clippers: Will They Surpass the Lakers As the L.A. NBA Favorites?

January 13th, 2011
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 of their last 11 games and capping it with a ...

Los Angeles Lakers’ Phil Jackson: The Quintessential Media Manipulator

November 25th, 2010
In your heart, you know Phil Jackson was correct.  Maybe not appropriate but certainly spot on. Jackson’s comment on the coaching situation in Miami was indeed calculated and not just an off-the-cuff blurt. Jackson has been heavily criticized in the media for verbalizing what many have been thinking and a ...

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

July 22nd, 2010
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 noted for their strong defense.  Previously, the team acquired free ...

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

July 22nd, 2010
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 2.4 blocked shots per game in his career and led ...

Mitch Kupchak’s Next Move for the Los Angeles Lakers

July 17th, 2010
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 hit Los Angeles, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak needs to ...