Last night’s win against the lowly New Jersey Nets was one of those fun, escapist blurs of a game, at least in parts. The fourth quarter reverted to typically ugly form and a result that was closer than it should have been, but not before a bushel of highlights, including Josh McRoberts’ buzzer beater, the Black Swan pecking at an ex-Kardashian, and Kobe’s long distance pinball bouncer that sealed the deal.
Dave McMenamin from ESPN reports that ex-slam dunk whiz Gerald Green may come back full circle to the Lakers.
Andy Kamenetzky from the Land O’Lakers has a podcast up with Kevin Arnovitz and Jordan Heimer, previewing tonight’s rubber match against the Clippers.
Sean Sweeney at Dime has a piece on Kobe and critics.
Greg Beacham’s excellent AP recap on the win, featured in Yahoo Sports.
The folks over at Silver Screen and Roll put up amazingly good links posts – this one from SoCalGal.
Matt Moore at CBS Sports goes postal on Andrew Bynum.
Kevin Chan at Lakers Nation has a preview up for tonight’s game against the kids across the hall.
In one of his excellent looks at greats from the past, Emile Avanessian at Hardwood Hype, makes an HOF case for Bernard King.
And finally this, from Dan Devine at Ball Don’t Lie, about the Lebanese player who scored 113 points in a FIBA game. That is not a typo.
And so, we find ourselves just hours away from yet another game as the back-to-backs continue. I’m of the mind that the torture team of Stern & Silver deliberately screwed this schedule as payback for the players’ audacity during the lockout – file lawsuits against us, will ya?! Regardless, it’s a big game and a chance to put a nice bumper between third and fourth place in the west.
– Dave Murphy