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Lakers Going All Out in Pursuit of Anthony

As NBA billionaire owners offer obscene piles of riches to over-rated free agent players, the LA Lakers are making an unprecedented effort to land Carmelo Anthony. They meet today, and the team has enlisted not just one of the organizations … 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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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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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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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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LA Clippers, Rest in Peace

Dominating big men and overpowering team defense led the Memphis Grizzlies to a fourth straight win over the LA Clippers, abruptly ending a season of outstanding firsts and unfilled promises. The question to ask now is will they build on … Continue reading

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The Lakers’ Soap Opera

When we kept on about the fact that Mike Brown is a horrible basketball coach, we never thought that our counsel would be taken to heart so fast and that Brown would be shown the door so soon. But the … Continue reading

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Do the Lakers Patch it Up or Blow it Up?

Had the Lakers lost that final game to Denver, the answer would have been easy – Blow it Up. But, they won that game and went on to a lackluster conference semi-final defeat at the hands of Oklahoma City. Just … Continue reading

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First Skirmish Goes to Clippers

The first skirmish in the 2012 Battle of LA is over, and the clear winner is…….. da Clippers. The Lakers out-shot the Clippers overall, thanks primarily to Clippers’ bench players Randy Foye, Ryan Gomes, and ex-Laker Brain Cook shooting a … Continue reading

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Lakers Blow Lead, Hand Opener to Bulls

Down by seven at halftime, the Lakers fought back, dominated the third quarter, but then blew a fourth quarter lead to lose by a single point. Looking at the stats alone, you’d think they never had a chance, shooting threes … Continue reading

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Lakers, Clippers Tip Off NBA Season Tomorrow

The Lakers start the season on the wings of good news with the reduction of Andrew Bynum’s suspension from five to four games, and with the likelihood that Kobe Bryant will be playing when the the buzzer sounds. That may … Continue reading

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