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Nine New Coaches, Re-Treads and Neophytes, to Start NBA Season

As the 2014-2015 NBA regular season is due to start next week, it will mark the debut of nine, count them, NINE new coaches, including several with no prior NBA coaching experience, and some with no coaching experience at all. … Continue reading

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Don’t Make Too Much of Lakers’ Win Over Portland

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Portland Trailblazers in each team’s next-to-last 2014 exhibition game tonight, but don’t get too excited about it, as the win was handed to the Lakers on a silver platter by Portland coach Terry Stotts, … Continue reading

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Kobe Tries, But Cannot Do It All

The evening after the appearance of Henry Abbott’s ESPN the Magazine article trashing Kobe Bryant, he did his best to almost single-handedly pull his team to a victory against a much better Phoenix Suns team, doing yeoman work in the … Continue reading

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Is Byron Scott Panicking Already?

With his Los Angeles Lakers putting on one display of ineptitude after another through the preseason, new coach Byron Scott decided to try to win a game last night, and while his team did respond well and won, don’t think … Continue reading

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Lakers Problems Mounting – More Than Just Injuries

As most NBA teams are rounding into shape, with coaches developing rotations, rookies showing whether or not they can play against professional competition, and with fringe players winning or losing roster spots, the Lakers are failing in every aspect of … Continue reading

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Lakers Go From Bad to Major Embarrassment

A bad as the Lakers’ looked in their exhibition game last Thursday against the Golden State Warriors, it was far, far worse last night. With Stephen Curry scoring 12 points in the first 2-1/2 minutes of the game, the Warriors … Continue reading

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Injuries and Bad Defense Still Present as Lakers’ New Season Approaches

A year ago, the LA Lakers had assembled an almost totally rebuilt roster, loaded with talent, but led by the wrong coach, and, as it turned out, minus Kobe Bryant for virtually the entire season. Their undoing, however, was a … Continue reading

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Little Optimism After Laker’s First Two Exhibition Games

As the start of the NBA season nears, the Lakers have now played two exhibition games, beating Denver on Tuesday, and losing last night to the Golden State Warriors. Though it is early, there are several observations about the team … 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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The 2014 Lakers: A Team of Power Forwards

As teams across the NBA are signing draft choices and free agents, and are piecing together rosters for the upcoming 2014-2015 season, in Los Angeles, Lakers’ GM Mitch Kupchak and the rest of the team’s brain trust have seeming undertaken … Continue reading

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Signing Back-Ups: Good for Clippers, Disaster for Lakers

I’ve written before about what a great job the Clippers have done in signing key backups this free-agent season. Now, the Lakers have also gone after a few backup players, in one deal and in re-signing players from last season’s … Continue reading

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Clippers Fill Biggest Need in Big Way

A few days after signing Specer Hawes, at which time I wrote then the teams’ biggest remaining need was a solid back-up point guard, the Clippers have made another great move in signing Jordan Farmar to a two-year deal. The … Continue reading

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