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Lakers Roll without Kobe, But Chicago Will Be a Different Story

The LA Lakers, playing their first game without a healthy Kobe Bryant in more than a decade and a half, played a once-in-a-decade-and-a-half game that bore little resemblance to 2014 NBA reality. In the game, the talent-deficient Lakers, possessors of … Continue reading

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Lakers-Houston Post-Mortem: Lakers Far Worse Than Even I Thought

Pathetic, is all that I can say. Despite my opinion that the 2014-2015 Lakers are a bad team that will struggle to exceed last season’s 27-55 record, I thought that they would come out strong in their opener against Houston, … 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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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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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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Who Are the Best in the NBA?

After watching last night’s amazing Clippers’ win over the Golden State Warriors, one thing that I had been thinking about through the whole series was how in the world was Klay Thompson ever considered to be one of the NBA’s … Continue reading

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Who Is It Again That needed Phil? And Nash?

Through the long and storied existence of the team called the Lakers, through years long ago in the frigid confines of Minnesota, through seasons in the Los Angeles Sports Arena, in the Fabulous Forum, and at Staples Center, not to … Continue reading

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NOT a Comedy Team?

On a night when MarShon Brooks became the first player to appear in both Lakers’ and Celtics’ uniforms in the same season since 1977-78, Brooks and Kent Bazemore, both acquired the night before the trade deadline in a salary dump … 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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