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Lakers Looking Good Despite The Sad State of the NBA

As the brief NBA exhibition season is set to begin, and as fans in Los Angeles are clamoring for the start of a new era in Lakers’ basketball led by Lonzo Ball, politics and finances are the issues that today … Continue reading

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Magic-Pelinka Partnership Off To Great Start

When Magic Johnson was appointed President of Basketball Operations for the Lakers, on one hand it was an absolute step forward to remove the moribund Jim Buss/Mitch Kupchak regime, but on the other hand, the list of star NBA ball … Continue reading

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2016 Lakers: The Wrong Roster, the Wrong Coach

It’s no surprise that both at halftime and after Friday nights embarrassing loss to Sacramento, that Lakers’ coach Byron Scott had many choice words for his team. Some of those words included Scott’s saying that ”I told my team they … Continue reading

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After Falling to Wounded Wolves, Lakers Face DeRozan-less Raptors

After their stunning upset of the Deee-Wight Howard-less Houston Rockets, the Lakers have fallen back to reality, losing four straight games since, including Friday’s one-point loss to the undermanned, wounded T’ Wolves, who are without their three best players. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Nash Gone: Lakers Can Move On and Work on Their Future

In July of 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers completed a Sign-and-Trade deal with the Phoenix Suns that was to cause more disarray and havoc, and long-range damage, than could ever have been estimated by the Lakers’ brain trust who negotiated … Continue reading

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Lakers Take Forever, Go Around in Circles, and Goof-Up

Back in April when Mike D’Antoni and the Lakers parted ways, the front runner for the newly vacant coaching spot immediately became Byron Scott. After months of speculation, with names from George Karl to Kurt Rambis to Mike Dunleavy to … Continue reading

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Lakers Continue Serpentine Streak While Jackson Mulls Knicks

The manic-depressive Lakers’ play, which I described as serpentine earlier today, continued this afternoon, as after being decimated by the Clippers and then losing a tough, close game to a below-average Denver team, this afternoon they had one of their … Continue reading

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Is the Phil Jackson Filter About to Explode?

As the Lakers serpentine through their worst season ever, myopic fans continue to see every setback through a Phil Jackson filter: Everything would be fine if he had been rehired as coach last season instead of Mike D’Antoni; Everything will … Continue reading

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