Los Angeles Lakers Preview

The Lakers have been a sleeping giant in the Western Conference the past two seasons, playing well below their franchise standards. The Lakers, who are used to setting the pace in the West, have been snuffed during free agency, leaning on the brittle body of Kobe Bryant, and fielding a lineup of relative unknowns. It’s […]

The Darkness (and light) of Japanese Junior Basketball

http://gty.im/460993944 I love basketball. And I’m proud to say that this love of Naismith’s game has been passed onto my son. He’s currently 8, and participates in the Japanese mini-version of the game, “mini-basket” (バスケ – “baske” – the Japanese abbreviated word for ‘basketball’). It’s a well-run sport, and children participate in clubs based on […]

Where’s Lamar Odom Now?

Four years ago, Lamar Odom was a pretty big name in the NBA. He was the 6th man of the year for the Los Angeles Lakers, and he was a big part of two championship teams. The versatile forward was also making a name for himself as a celebrity, as he married into the Kardashian family and was […]

Lakers Immediate Future To Be Decided In Brooklyn at NBA Draft

Not many fans are happier the regular season ended more than those of the Los Angeles Lakers. The first 60-loss season in franchise history was a drawn out, agonizing season for one of the two most historic franchises in the National Basketball Association. But with the NBA’s lottery system in place, the Lakers were rewarded […]

Two Good Bets To Win The 2015 US Open

We don’t do a lot of other sports here… but my bud Dave’s right into golf – here’s his take on the US Open. The U.S. Open tees off on June 18th at Chambers Bay, which is hosting the second major of the golf season for the first time. In fact, this is only the […]

Los Angeles Lakers Battle With Clippers For Highest Ticket Prices In April

The Los Angeles Lakers are locked into another losing season that will almost certainly have them strapped to the bottom of the Pacific division for the second year in a row. While no one in L.A. is happy about the losing, the slide to the bottom of the division has at least been made easier […]

In-state matchup with Warriors tops ticket prices for Lakers in March

The Los Angeles Lakers currently hold the fourth-worst record in the NBA, and even their futility won’t give them the best odds to land the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. The New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves all have at least three fewer wins than the Lakers. The Lakers […]

Thunder and Lakers meet this weekend heading in different directions

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers start the month of March with very different intentions. As the Thunder prep for a playoff run, the Lakers are ready to 2015 to be over. The Thunder aren’t in the clear yet, as they have a one and a half game lead over both the […]

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MLB Fantasy Special: Quality Arms

Pitching in baseball is very important, and every team is always looking for a way to obtain as many quality arms as possible. From a fantasy baseball perspective, pitching is not as important. Many people think that pitchers are not dependable enough to be drafted early on. However, here’s a look at 5 guys who […]

Lakers vs. Jazz Preview with Mybookie.ag NBA Odds

Neither Byron Scott nor Kobe Bean Bryant were particularly impressed by the celebration post the win over the Celtics the other night, when they brought home a 118-111 win over Boston in OT.  I don’t think it’ll be much of a problem coming up in the next game in Utah.  Whilst the Lakers might be […]

Kobe-less Lakers see value drop in tickets in February

Kobe Bryant is done for the season for the third year in a row, but Los Angeles Lakers fans still have plenty of reason to check the team out live at the Staples Center as the 2014-15 NBA season winds down. While the team isn’t likely to rack up wins to end the year, they […]

Let’s pick the NBA All-Star teams

All-Star 2015 is edging nearer as the NBA season is almost over, and we need to pick our squads for the East and the West. The people have been voting for their choices picking some predictable choices and losing out on quite a few good ones. We will know the representatives for the All-Star game […]

Christmas battle vs Lakers most expensive ticket left for Bulls in 2014

The Bulls are once again one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference with Derrick Rose back in the mix, despite having some minor injures in his return after basically two years on the shelf.  They added Pau Gasol to the fold in the off-season as free agent signing after he spent many years […]

Kobe vs Durant: previewing the Lakers – Thunder game tonight

The Oklahoma City Thunder will play a matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at the Staples Center. The rise of the Thunder has come with the decline of the Lakers in the past few seasons. The Lakers have been one of the better teams of this century (2000-present), but they have lost a step or […]

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Are the Lakers as bad as Russillo says? (I’d bet they’re not)

Let’s get this out of the way first: the LA Lakers are indeed *bad*.  On perhaps historic levels, for this proud franchise.  But they’re not – as Ryen Russillo recently ranted – “the worst team in the league”.  To continue with the honesty – it wouldn’t particularly bother me if they were.  I love the […]

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