Category Archives: Lakers Editorials

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Dots don’t connect in Kobe being the downfall of the Lakers

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The idea that Kobe Bryant is a difficult player to play with and has possibly scared away some free agents is not a revelation to those that have followed the Los Angeles Lakers for at least the last 18 years of Kobe’s career. Continue reading

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Playing Dahntay Jones of the Jazz, Kobe Finally Gets Chance at Revenge

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The date was March 13, 2013, it was a cold Wednesday night in Atlanta, Georgia and the Lakers were visiting the Atlanta Hawks on the second night of a back-to-back, having just played the Magic in Orlando the night before and looking to complete the final game of their mini 3 game road trip 2 nights later in Indiana to face the Pacers.  Continue reading

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De-emphasizing the 3 point shot has long been Byron Scott’s M.O.

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In his heyday as an NBA guard, Byron Scott was one of the best outside shooters in the league. In his 14 years in the NBA Scott shot a career 37 percent from the 3 point line which includes the 1984-85 season where he led the league in accuracy from deep, shooting 43.3 percent. Continue reading

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Who will be the Lakers number 2 scorer: Boozer, Young or Lin?

The Los Angeles Lakers enter the 2014-2015 NBA season with numerous unanswered questions, from the health status of certain players such as Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, to which players will crack the starting line-up.  One of the few things that are not in question is that Bryant will be the leader of this team; leading both on the court if physically able to play and verbally from the sidelines and in the locker room. Continue reading

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After all the uproar, Kobe ’s contract didn’t hinder Lakers in Free Agency

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Never has a star player in the NBA received the level of backlash for signing an extension as Kobe Bryant received last season after signing a 2 year, 48.5 million dollar extension contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. Continue reading

Writer & NBA fan who’s been hooked since the days of Magic v Bird. Love basketball debates without it ending in a knife fight. My BBall nickname: “Todo El Dia” (All Day.) Hit me up on Twitter @fullcourtfern or Instagram: @raining3sdotcom
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Jeremy Lin’s Defense Far Better than Reported

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If you read most accounts of Jeremy Lin’s game from those that cover basketball, most of the praise, if not all, will be emphasized on the offensive side of the ball, such as his propensity and great ability to drive to the rim, good passing skills, high basketball IQ, great touch around the basket and above average outside shooting. When discussing Lin’s defense those same accounts would usually rate his defensive ability as below average. Most will not go as far to say he is horrible, although some do, but they will note that definitely lacking the lateral foot speed and overall quickness to defend his position well.  Continue reading

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