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
Last night, I was up late watching some analysis of the Russell Westbrook trade and listening in on some Lakers Twitter spaces (which are the an absolute riot, by the way). I was just about to fall asleep when someone in the Twitter space said the Nets and Suns were nearing a deal for Kevin… Read More 🚨 Kevin Durant Has Been Traded to the Nets | Thoughts on the New and Improved LA Lakers
LeBron goes for 41-8-9 on 50% shooting, and was a +1 while he was on the floor in 44 minutes, and the Lakers still lose because the refs are clearly and obviously determined to rig games against them. What the hell is this? This is a clear and obvious foul. Joel Embiid is getting this… Read More NBA Refs Are a Joke
This team is hanging on by a thread, barely treading water. They just completed an improbable win over the Grizzlies, who are in first in the West and were winners of 11 straight games coming into Friday night. On Sunday, the Lakers completed a highly improbable comeback win over the Blazers, who are neck-and-neck with… Read More The Lakers Made a Trade!!!
Last night against the Rockets, the Lakers needed every bit of LeBron’s 48 points to secure the 140-132 win. The Rockets are a 10-34 basketball team. LeBron was a +19 and the Lakers won the game by 8. So they were outscored by 11 when he was on the bench. He was on the bench… Read More The Lakers (and the REFS) Continue to Fail LeBron James
He’s had enough: His numbers are great but the real telling stat is that the Lakers are +64 when he’s on the floor and -68 when he’s off over the last 9 games. So basically they squander whatever lead he’s built every time he goes to the bench–and in only 1/3 of the minutes it… Read More Has LeBron Finally Reached His Breaking Point with the Lakers Front Office?
The Lakers were up 54-43 on Dallas at halftime on Christmas Day, but then got outscored 51-21 third quarter and wound up losing 124-115. They are now 13-20 on the season. We are just about at the point where LeBron’s 20th year has officially been wasted by the most incompetent front office in professional sports,… Read More Rob Pelinka and Jeanie Buss Continue to Waste LeBron’s 20th Season
Maybe I’m biased as a certified LeBron Stan since day one, but LeBron is not worse as a player than he was, say, two or three years ago. He really isn’t. Even though he’s about to turn 38, I really don’t see much of a drop-off in his play. When he’s not playing well, it’s… Read More What Jeanie Buss and Rob Pelinka Have Done to LeBron James in Year 20 Should be Illegal
Another night, another big, fat L for the Los Angeles Lakers. They are so bad. Horrendous. Atrocious. LeBron had a great game, 30 points on 12-22 shooting before leaving late with a groin strain. No word on how long that will keep him out for, on top of his foot injury. Age 37, turning 38… Read More The Lakers Are the Most Depressing Team in Professional Sports
After making a blockbuster trade with the Utah Jazz for Donovan Mitchell, hopes were high for the Cleveland Cavs. They made it to the play-in tournament last season, ultimately losing to the more experienced Nets and Hawks to miss out on the playoffs, but with such a young and talented core, the future looked bright.… Read More The Cleveland Cavaliers Might Be For Real | The Tank for Wembanyama Race is Not Going According to Plan | The Lakers Finally Get a Win?!