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NBA Season Preview 2013-14: Pacific Division
We are just two weeks away from the start of the 2013-14 NBA season. It’s time to step up the preview coverage as preseason action and training camps help to build a clearer picture of how the upcoming season is likely to play out. Most expect this to be something of a down year in […]
Jeanie Buss Outcry Only Adds To LA Lakers’ Woes
An excerpt from the upcoming update to Jeanie Buss’ ‘Laker Girl’ Memoirs has revealed that the chief of Los Angeles Lakers business operations was dismayed and disappointed by the choice to hire Mike D’Antoni as the team’s new head coach last November as opposed to her fiancee Phil Jackson. Jeanie’s outright criticism is hardly likely […]
It’s Still Kobe Bryant Or Bust For The Los Angeles Lakers
The 2012-13 NBA season was unlike any that the Los Angeles Lakers have experienced in their recent history. A team that looked talented, experienced and deep fell apart physically and emotionally as the franchise only just crept into playoffs before getting swept by the San Antonio Spurs. Expectations are extremely low heading into the 2013-14 […]
Best 2013 NBA Draft Second Round Picks?
Successful basketball franchises are often built through free agency, very high draft picks or major trades. However, there are also organizations that rely heavily upon drafting well throughout. They rely upon picking up future role players in the second round. Those roles players can play absolutely huge roles when it comes to the long regular […]
Is Phil Jackson Really Done Coaching in the NBA?
Is Phil Jackson really done coaching in the NBA? It did not appear so earlier this year when it looked as if he was clearly interested in coming back to coach the Los Angeles Lakers after they fired Mike Brown five games into the season. But now, after turning down the Brooklyn Nets job earlier […]
Assessing Los Angeles Lakers Offseason Priorities
The Los Angeles Lakers have some huge decisions to make after their disastrous 2013 season. One thing we know for sure though is the Lakers normally get these decisions right. That is how a franchise hangs 16 World Championship banners in the rafters. They do it by making the right moves in the off-season. So […]
Rising Stars to Watch For in the NBA Playoffs
There are some good young players who are ready to make their marks in the NBA Playoffs this year. Of course, many of them had better be quick about it because they won’t be in the playoffs for very long. But here are some we think you may want to watch for while their teams […]
NBA Western Conference: Round One Playoff Picks
The Oklahoma City Thunder nailed down the number one seed in the Western Conference as they look to return to the NBA Finals for the second year in a row, possibly for a rematch with the number one seed in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat. The Thunder was trailing the San Antonio Spurs for […]
NBA Playoff Projections: A Different Look Than Last Time
There has been a lot of shifting since the last time we took a look at possible playoff scenarios. Now that we are about a month away, we can also make some predictions based on what we think will happen the rest of the regular season. Since the races are so tight we have to […]
NBA MVP Race: Should We Just Give the Trophy to Lebron?
The NBA regular season is winding down. Since the playoffs do not figure into the MVP voting, who will win this year’s award? Many believe Lebron James has already laid claim to the award. It’s hard to argue otherwise. He is clearly the best players on the best team. Lebron and his Miami Heat have […]