Category Archives: Lakers Editorials

Jordan Hill, Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer of the Lakers.

With season lost, time is now for Lakers to acquire assets in trade

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Well, Kobe Bryant sat out another game this past Sunday, his 6th he’s sat out this season and all for the same reason, not because of a debilitating injury that prevents him from taking the floor, but to rest. He is 36 years old after all and coming off 2 major injuries so it is understandable that he would need to rest an aging body. Don’t forget the whole mileage thing, having played 19 seasons, made 7 final appearances and played in 1,498 games including the regular season and playoffs.  Continue reading

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Lakers Playing Markedly Better with Ed Davis on the Court

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Those that have watched the first 8 games of the Los Angeles Lakers this season have seen some of the worst basketball played in the history of this franchise and that is saying a lot considering this team is coming off a season where they finished 27-55. Continue reading

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mike d'antoni, byron scott

Comparing the start of this Lakers’ season to last year’s

The Los Angeles Lakers are off to a horrid 0-5 start this season despite having Kobe Bryant back and playing surprisingly close to what we saw from him 2 years ago just pre-Achilles injury.

Last year was the worst season in Los Angeles Lakers history, finishing with a 27-55 record and as  result of that futile season, Mike D’Antoni was not brought back (technically he resigned.)  Continue reading

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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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