Los Angeles Lakers Preseason Begins With 2-Game Hawaii Trip Against Utah Jazz

The Los Angeles Lakers and their fan base are ready to kick off the upcoming basketball campaign after one of the most forgettable seasons, if not the most forgettable, in franchise history. With October approaching, the NBA preseason is on the verge of starting, much to the joy of Lakers supporters who are still trying […]

Lakers Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide

So you play fantasy basketball and you want to draft some Lakers but still have a chance at winning? It’s going to take some special handling but as long as you don’t pay Kobe’s real salary in an auction draft, it’s definitely possible. It’s not always obvious how real basketball translates to fantasy but in […]

NFL Special: What football bettors should watch for in NFL Week 1

The opening slate of NFL games is almost here. There’s no shortage of storylines for Week 1 of the 2015 season, but football bettors and sports handicappers should be aware of the couple angles and situations to look out for when the NFL season kicks off and you begin to make your football bets online: […]

Full court buzzer-beater in Japanese Kids basketball game!

Over the weekend, Fukuoka prefecture hosted the best mini-basketball teams in the prefecture (elementary school kids).  This is the very end of the game between Momochi (in white), and Wajiro Higashi (black).  Heading into the FTs from Momochi, the score is Momochi down by 1: 45-46, and there’s less than 3 seconds left on the clock… […]

LA Lakers: weighing up the past

The coming NBA season marks the what is – in all likelihood – the final year of Kobe Bryant.  It’ll cost the Los Angeles Lakers a total of $25 million for the pleasure, but indications from Kobe (via Mitch Kupchak) have been that this will be his last.  Would I bet on this?  Well… no […]

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 […]