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 […]

Lakers Set For Tough Game Against Steph Curry and the Warriors

The time they are a changing in L.A these days in the NBA as the Lakers are in the unusual position of being the second best team in their city. Kobe Bryant is back and healthy but he has very little support around him on this Lakers squad. Bryant this past Tuesday set another NBA record but […]

Lakers tickets against Spurs and Warriors this weekend above season average

The Los Angeles Lakers return home for a two-game homestand this weekend. They’ll tip-off with the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs on Friday night and square-up with in-state foe Golden State on Sunday night.  According to TiqIQ, both games have ticket prices above the secondary market season average for 2014-15 Lakers tickets. The San […]

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And the winner is… (SOL REPUBLIC headphones giveaway)

So, the winner of the With Malice SOL Republic Headphone giveaway is user B R, for his comment: Riding my bike in the mountains of Japan, listening to Boris Brejch`s latest mix, music and body become one. B R, you need to contact me (via

Awesome SOL REPUBLIC Headphones Holiday Giveaway!!!

To celebrate the opening of the NBA Season & the upcoming holiday season, SOL REPUBLIC and With Malice are having a free headphone giveaway! A great pair of RELAYS (in-ear-3-button headphones) in the fantastic Lemon Lime color set could be yours… just tell me in 20 or fewer words what you would wear your RELAYS […]

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Top games for Lakers tickets in 2014-15

Last season, by just about any measure, was a disappointment for Los Angeles Lakers fans. In the aftermath of Dwight Howard taking off for the Rockets, Kobe Bryant played just six games after suffering a knee injury and the Lakers finished 27-55, missing the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons and posting the […]

Return of the King

Circle’s complete, the grown man heads back home.  The Miami Heat are now in recovery mode, and in all likelihood will be where the Cleveland Cavaliers were last season: battling for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.  As far as Miami goes, their arrogance that got them the Big Three (and […]

Melo/Heat? Won’t happen…

Well… it’s been a long time since I’ve made a post here (largely due to ‘stuff-in-real-life’), but there’s lots to talk about and I find myself with a few spare minutes. First up… the thought that Melo might end up at the Heat.  Well, ok.  Worth entertaining… but I think it’s nigh on an impossibility. […]

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A Year On Since The Passing Of Jerry Buss

Most of you will remember very well the shock that we had almost a year ago today when the news  that Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss had passed away due to his fight with cancer. The news was brought with such sadness due to the man that he was and what he had achieved […]

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The Great Kareem

In 1989 when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left the game at the age of 42, no player had ever played in more All-Star Games, logged more seasons, blocked more shots, scored more points, or won more Most Valuable Player Awards in NBA history. With a momentous list of team and personal accomplishments to his credit, it is […]

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Turmoil? In LA? Err…

ESPN published their "NBA Turmoil Rankings", and post reading it two things spring to mind. 1. How desperate are they for news that they create a "Turmoil Rankings" piece!  Dear god, World-Wide Leader: actually do some *reporting*! 2. How on earth are they measuring this?     Some stuff leaps out: first of all, LA […]

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Lakers. Playoffs this year?

The LA Lakers.  NBA's premier franchise.  Sure, you can put Boston up there too… but since NBA/ABA merger, not a single franchise has been as successful as the one in purple 'n gold.  But anyone could be forgiven for thinking there be tough times ahead, at least in the short term.     Thus far: […]

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The LA Lakers – Wherefore Art Thou Now?

  Well… that didn't quite work out the way we all expected.  Dwight Howard turns out to be a 1 year rental, and the Lakers serve as a placeholder for him whilst he recuperates from back surgery.  Now, I realise that's to paint the scenario in pretty much what amounts to the worst possible light, […]

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