The Lakers put another jersey up into the rafters on Tuesday night. All ill feelings dissipated and Shaq was welcomed back to Staples Center for the pomp and circumstance. Oh, and the Lakers and Mavericks were set to renew the rivalry as they battle for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. As you’d expect, […]

If you followed Wednesday’s Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on Twitter, you watched the jubilation of Spurs fans turn to lamentation in a matter of minutes. Some of my friends were beginning to explore flight options to San Antonio for a Game 7. The large halftime lead evaporated in the blink of an […]

I always say, “If you’re going to fail, then fail spectacularly.” The Lakers must have heeded those words on Monday night, as Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal series was nothing short of a bloodbath. Oklahoma City took a 15-point lead into halftime … and then it got ugly. The Thunder outscored the Lakers […]

Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers eagerly anticipated Thursday’s trade deadline. For weeks, local newspaper columnists, radio and television personalities shouted from the rooftops about the team’s need for a point guard. They pondered what appeared to be the likely departure of Pau Gasol and dissected his every movement on the court while questioning his […]