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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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: […]


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, […]

Of legends… Kobe/Achilles

Man… so much running through my mind at the moment that I don't know what to say.  I do know that I cannot sum it up as accurately or as succinctly as a certain Suns fan from Australia that I know… Here's how he closed his piece on Kobe, and Kobe's injury: Kobe proved to […]

The Race Home…

12 games to go.  LA are in 8th, 2 games ahead of Utah and Dallas in 9th/10th.  3 games behind Houston for 7th.  The smoke's beginning to clear away now, and it looks like predictions of the Lakers making the playoffs will be on the mark.  Hell… it's not like picking contenders for the Kentucky […]

Another SOL REPUBLIC Headphones/With Malice GIVEAWAY

SOL REPUBLIC gave me a set of their Master Tracks headphones to 'test-drive'… and I have to say, I'm most impressed.  I have a pair of Dead Mau5, and they're good… but they don't come close to the textured sound the Master Tracks deliver.  The ear cushioning, the pivot system, the size of the speakers… […]

The Greatness of Kobe Bryant

Ok, forget asking for a moment why the Lakers get themselves into situations like this… and ask: has Kobe Bryant ever been any better?    

Who’s old?

This… was sick. Puts a bit of an exclamation mark on the game… Who?  Kobe?  OLD??? Oh yeah… .500 baby! (never thought that's something I'd get excited about… but here we are)

Happy Birthday Steve Nash!!!

Well… in Japan it's February 7th, 2013.  So officially it's Steve Nash's birthday here.  Also… my birthday.  For me, he's one of the most famous people to share this date (well… along with Sir Thomas More, Charles Dickens and Buster Crabbe), and for him to end up at the Lakers is kinda nice. So, "O […]

So… which Lakers are these?

It's getting damn difficult to predict which LA team will turn up on a nightly basis.  Will it be the Lakers that looked fantastic within a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder?  Or will it be the Lakers that showed up for a loss vs the somewhat depleted Toronto Raptors… Hell, last week in the […]

Destination LA Lakers: Are We There Yet?

Ok.  I get it.  Yes, where the LA Lakers currently find themselves (an unbelievable 4 games below .500, an unimaginable 3 games out of 8th position, in 12th within the Western Conference) sucks.  Yes, for the vast majority of the time thus far this season, that verbiage (sucks) could be used to describe the Lakers… […]

#24, 30k.

Well done Kobe Bryant! Only the fifth player to score 30,000 points – and the fastest ever to do so.


LA Lakers. The Sky is Not Falling. Yet.

Some thoughts on LA at the moment… – Dwight Howard's still not quite 'Dwight'. He's far better than he was at the start of the season, but he's still not 'there' (wherever that destination is). – He (Dwight) needs to shut-up. You can talk about "wanting a ring", but hit your goddamn FTs and hit […]