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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]