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Lakers Versus Houston Rockets Starts This NBA Season

The Lakers open the 2014-5 NBA season tomorrow evening at Staples Center against the Houston Rockets, one year and one day from last season’s first game in which they upset the Clippers, giving undue and unearned hope to the fans … 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 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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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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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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Refs Don’t Let Lakers Play Four-Against-Five Versus Overmatched Cavaliers

Ladies and Gentlemen, the 2023-2014 Los Angeles Lakers are so good, that they would have, had the rules permitted, played the last few minutes of tonight’s game at Cleveland with only four players, against the Cavaliers’ five. Huh? Well, with … Continue reading

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Half of the Lakers Are Ready to Take on Cavaliers

As the Lakers limp into Cleveland, the first thing that strikes me is the realization that the LA team and the long suffering Cavaliers have identical 16-32 won-lost records and .333 winning (or should I say losing) percentages. Second is … Continue reading

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