The new-look Los Angeles Lakers are now 5-2 since the Westbrook trade. On Sunday, they completed the largest comeback the NBA has seen this season, erasing a 27-point second quarter deficit and beating the Dallas Mavericks 111-108. There were good things to say about just about everyone on the Lakers squad in that game, including… Read More Health is the Only Thing Standing in the Way of the Lakers and a Championship
This season has been nothing short of a disaster for the Lakers. The Russell Westbrook trade clearly has not worked out (I was wrong about that), AD is injury-plagued once again and has only played 37 games this year after playing 36 games in 2021. He may still come back before the end of the… Read More Should the Lakers Consider Trading AD?
It’s no secret that LeBron pays attention to what is being said about him him in both the sports media and on social media. He’s not like KD, where he will respond directly to haters and critics (sometimes even on burner accounts), but is usually keenly aware of the media narratives about him and his… Read More LeBron Responds to Critics of New-Look Lakers: “Keep that Same ENERGY when it Begins!”
In the 2003 NBA offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers, who had won three straight Championships from 2000-2002 and were looking to re-tool for another run at the Finals, made a massive splash in free agency by signing Karl Malone, Gary Payton and Horace Grant to pair with Shaq and Kobe. Granted, Malone was turning 40… Read More Is it 2004 All Over Again in LA?
If ever there comes a day where I can devote all my time to sports blogging, one project I will undertake is keeping track of which analysts & pundits are credible, and which ones are full of crap. Kind of like that Twitter account “Freezing Cold Takes,” but in blog form. Someone, I can’t remember… Read More #ACCOUNTABILITY: Documenting the Media Reaction to the Russell Westbrook Trade
DeMar DeRozan went on Shannon Sharpe’s “Club Shay Shay” podcast and talked about his upcoming free agency. Shannon, obviously a big LeBron fan and a Laker fan, was openly recruiting DeRozan and asking him all sorts of questions about a potential move to the purple and gold. In this video clip, he asks him about… Read More DeMar DeRozan Sounds Like He Really Wants to Play for the Lakers
I was going to wait until the Finals are finished for this post, but I see no need to wait. I’ll go over it more when we get to Giannis, but this is the top 10 players in the NBA right now, according to me. It’s based on simple criteria: what is the player capable… Read More Who Are the Top 10 Players in the NBA Right Now?
Colin Cowherd recently floated a brow-raising trade proposal (sorry): Anthony Davis for Damian Lillard: The gist of it is that AD is unreliable due to his frequent injuries, while Dame Lillard barely misses any games at all and would be a better fit alongside LeBron. Colin also believes that Anthony Davis isn’t fully committed to… Read More Should the Lakers Trade AD for Dame?
Damn, he didn’t hold back: The thing is, he was saying this stuff before the season started. I have been saying since the playoffs started that the shortened offseason was bad for players and likely causing all these injuries, but I was only saying that because LeBron was saying it. I figured he knew what… Read More LeBron Blasts NBA for Putting Players at Higher Injury Risk
It just wasn’t meant to be this year. As I write this, the Lakers are down 66-36 at the half, with Phoenix having gone on a 35-12 run since the game was 31-24. It’s as ugly as can be for the Lakers. Not only do they have no offense at all, they can’t play defense,… Read More Lakers On the Ropes