Last week, the Chicago Bulls were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. A report immediately surfaced that the Lakers would be interested in replacing Byron Scott with embattled Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak appeared on AM570 LA Sports with Bill Reiter and Leeann Tweeden to dismiss […]


On Thursday night, the Lakers welcomed LeBron James to Staples Center for their annual visit. Kobe Bryant, who has been sitting out with increased regularity in recent weeks, established a new career mark with 17 assists. Unfortunately, Bryant and the Lakers were outdone by James and the Cavaliers by a score of 109-102. During the […]


Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers wish that Kobe Bryant was making sweet music on the court and propelling the squad toward a playoff berth. Alas, he’s still rocking the suit and tie while the nameless, faceless Lakers flounder through the 2013-14 campaign. That hasn’t stopped Bryant from continuing his marketing and sales efforts on […]


Kobe Bryant’s return to the court was announced in a video of a jersey swaying in the wind, impervious to different types of precipitation and strong winds. I suppose he couldn’t use “I’m Back” because that’s probably trademarked by the Michael Jordan juggernaut. But, the folks behind the Lakers (and Kobe’s camp itself) in marketing […]

It’s been a whirlwind week of updates in a sporting world that is normally quiet in late June. The Stanley Cup Final concluded on Monday night. The Blackhawks’ Game 6 win against the Bruins was about the only normal thing to occur. The hammer dropped on former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in […]

I returned behind the microphone on Monday, fully prepared to discuss the final rounds of the NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs, when Jason Collins’ SI article was revealed. It’s the talk of the Twitterverse and sports radio/television nationwide. Take a listen. Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome on Blog Talk Radio

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, […]