Category — Lakers
Excerpts from the upcoming autobiography. Good tease.
November 6, 2013 No Comments
The Lakers beat the Hawks, but they always beat the Hawks. Atlanta hasn’t won in L.A. since 2006 and it didn’t win again Sunday night as Pau Gasol bailed out the Lakers, who blew a 21-point lead and hung on for a victory. Our blow-by-blow.
The Sports Xchange
November 4, 2013 No Comments
The Associaton tips off Tuesday night with a doubleheader featuring the Bulls-Heat and the Clippers-Lakers. Of course the Heat are favorites (13-5) to capture their 3rd consecutive title.
Best of the others: Thunder 7-1; Clippers 8-1; Bulls and Spurs 10-1; Nets and Rockets 12-1; and Pacers 14-1.
Lakers? 75-1. I think that’s called a rebuilding year.
October 28, 2013 No Comments
The legendary former player, coach and awesome basketball mind passed Friday. He suffered a stroke last week. Sharman, who guided the 71 Lakers of Hall of Famers Wilt, Jerry West and Gail Goodrich to an NBA record 33 consecutive wins and an NBA title, was 87.
October 25, 2013 No Comments
T.J. Simers has been hired by the Orange County Register. We don’t have a start date or when his columns will start running but folks at the Register shared the info about his hiring. We’re sure Arte Moreno will love hearing this.
September 10, 2013 No Comments
The Laker great posted these images of his wife earlier in the week, then took them down. He reposted them Wednesday.
We’ll let that marinate.
August 7, 2013 No Comments
Doesn’t this photo say think twice before you sign this guy? Didn’t think so.
Proof the world (or Jimmy Buss) has gone mad: The Lakers are considering waiving bye-bye to World Peace but signing Chris Kaman. Can’t make this shit up. Who would have guessed? Did someone mention Lamar Odom is on the horizon?
July 9, 2013 No Comments
Seemed like a good idea to post this gem. It occurred a few weeks after the Thunder lost to the Heat in the NBA Finals more than a year ago. A boat party by City of Angels native James Harden in L.A. of all places. Kobe probably didn’t take D12 to such parties, no?
And if you don’t think the rage is real from Laker fans, check out the link below.
July 5, 2013 No Comments
Didn’t the Lakers used to have Chris Paul too?
The Lakers official statement, courtesy of Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: “We have been informed of Dwight’s decision to not return to the Lakers. Naturally we’re disappointed. However, we will now move forward in a different direction with the future of the franchise and, as always, will do our best to build the best team possible, one our great Lakers fans will be proud to support. To Dwight, we thank him for his time and consideration, and for his efforts with us last season. We wish him the best of luck on the remainder of his NBA career.”
Howard: “I want to thank all the fans,” Howard said to ESPNLA.com in a phone interview Friday night. I want to thank them for supporting me through the good times, the bad times, the airballs, the missed shots, the missed dunks – everything that could have went wrong did and the fans still supported me. I developed a lot of relationships with a lot of people throughout the city of Los Angeles and a lot of Laker fans around the world.
“I appreciate them for sticking by me. I know a lot of people are going to be upset and a lot of people are going to hate me for doing this, but I just want to say thank you (to Los Angeles) from the bottom of my heart. I appreciate the support. Everybody here was great to me and this decision had nothing to do with anything but me having to do what’s best for my career and that’s (Houston) at this point.”
July 5, 2013 No Comments
Is that you Andrew Bynum?
The second-guessing, finger-pointing and name-calling began the moment Dwight Howard said he prefers the Houston Rockets. Probably had something to do with all the good BBQ joints in Clutch City. Twenty-six years later, we’re still looking for a great spot in L.A.
The Lakers and their fans have never been rejected like this. So it isn’t surprising how many fans are taking Howard’s goodbye kiss with some of the saltiest terms imaginable. But the ones hollering “we didn’t need that punk anyway” will get a wake-up call when the NBA season begins. Oh they needed Howard’s punk ass. What’s that? Monta Ellis is the backup plan?
And what’s with the LeBron James fantasies? Seriously, why would LeBron join the Lakers when he becomes a free agent in 2014?
I keep hearing Laker fans and some writers here say the Lakers will find a way back in a few years with LeBron running the show. But that ain’t happening. Besides, wouldn’t a spot in the Clippers or the Warriors lineup sound much more appealing right now than the Lakers?
Carmelo’s coming you say? Good luck with that too.
My money says the Lakers have a better shot at the lottery.
The dark period, as some like to call it, between the last Shaq-Kobe championship to the Kobe-Pau titles was only 7 years.
I got news for Laker fans. This dark period is going to last longer.
For starters, with Tommy Lasorda as my witness, Jim Buss couldn’t hit water if he sat on the toilet. Mike D’Antoni? Seriously, do you really believe Howard would return with D’Antoni as coach as opposed to Phil Jackson? We said it before the regular season ended there was no way Howard was coming back with D’Antoni as coach. Why would he? How much Kobe factored into Howard’s decision will come out later.
Little Jimmy probably regrets let his ego get the best of him when he made that call to Phil, telling him they were going in a different direction. Buss didn’t realize where. The Clippers hire Doc Rivers; the Lakers stick with D’Antoni. See how wacked this shit is?
The Lakers took a hit today. No way around it. I get that Howard isn’t always the brightest bulb in the room. Still…
Can’t wait to hear from Kobe.
July 5, 2013 No Comments