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If the NBA only had 9 teams as in 1964 which players would be out of the league?

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The NBA is set to tip off ts 69th season on October 28 with a double header on TNT. In addition to the 2 games on TNT, a 3rd game will be shown on NBA TV on opening night. The NBA’s other 24 teams will open their season over the next two days, but it is astonishing to see the NBA’s growth when looking back 50 years to 1964 when the 6 teams playing on opening night this year would have accounted for two-thirds of the teams in the entire league.  Continue reading

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On Elgin Baylor’s 80th birthday we look back: Why did Lakers draft him twice?

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Former Los Angeles Lakers legend and current Hall-of-Famer Elgin Baylor turned 80 years young today. When discussing some of the greatest Lakers players of all time you usually don’t hear Baylor’s name come up and much of that has do with the fact that his career ended over 40 years ago, there is very little video of his playing days and whatever video is available is grainy.

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Revisiting the Past: The Funniest and almost Forgotten Lakers Commercials

The Los Angeles Lakers franchise has a long, rich history of superstar talent that has donned the purple and gold jersey: from current day with Kobe Bryant, to stars from the recent past like Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, all the way back in time to the great Wilt Chamberlain. Continue reading

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What procedure is Kobe Bryant having done in Germany and why? 

From a position of having very little knowledge as to the type of medical care available in the United States being I’ve been lucky to never have needed anything more than a prescription to rid myself of some peculiar rash picked up from who the heck knows where, I would presume that it is the best in the world, or close to it, considering the size and wealth of our country. I’ll take a Huntington Post contributor of the United States healthcare system Grace-Marie Turner’s word that it is one of the best.  Continue reading

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