Tag Archives: Mike D’Antoni

$23 Million Only Buys the Lakers 16% Shooting

The vacationing millionaire showed up for work tonight, and the full-strength Lakers combined with Miami to put on one of the most horrid displays of supposedly “professional” basketball ever seen in the long and sometime dubious history of the NBA. … Continue reading

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Following Unimpressive Win, Some of the Lakers Travel to Portland

For one of the very few times this season, the vacationing millionaire Kobe Bryant turned the clock back and came through when the Lakers needed him, scoring the game-winning basket, and the team’s last nine points, despite going only two-of-four … 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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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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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 Next Great Lakers’ Coach

Other than two interim head coaches (Kurt Rambis in 1999 and Frank Hamblen in 2005) hired to finish out when another head coach had been fired during the season, the Lakers through the last 20 years have always hired NBA … Continue reading

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Lakers Half-Way to New Start

With Phil Jackson firmly ensconced in New York, the filter effect of every move the Lakers make being compared to what Phil would have done, is now over. The belief that he will be back, and soon, has now passed, … 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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Lakers Throw in Towel, Now Dumping Salaries

On the eve of last night’s rematch against the Rockets and the ego man D-eee Wight Howard, and as the trade deadline approached, it became clear that the 2013-2014 Lakers’ season was officially over, as word spread that the team … Continue reading

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