Rank Isiah, but recognize Steph

Alrighty then… Whilst I agree with the general premise that Steph Curry has been placed too high too early, there is no denying the impact he has had upon the game. And even tho’ I absolutely agree with the thought process that has him below Isiah Thomas, some people (that meme for example) are getting […]

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

View image | 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]