The Lakers will go as far as their defense will take them I typed that sentence roughly 8 million times in the preseason and the first month of games. But as the season has moved on and wins kept piling up, the early season mantra has faded out. The offense has been beautiful, shiny toy […]
According to the Lakers web site, Gasol is out for at least the next three games. Where he will be sorely missed. Much like the Lakers in the second half without Gasol, I’m still in a state of shock.
How often have we looked at one of those seemingly lopsided trades â€” ones that would be protested in any fantasy league â€” and say, â€œWhy canâ€™t our GM pull one of those off?â€ Well, now he has, and Mitch Kupchak deserves a lot of credit. Heâ€™s taken an unworldly amount of heat from fans […]
Indulge me on an off day (for Kurt and the boys), so I can burden you with a little City of Los Angeles history. It’s for a good cause, and it does involve the Forum Blue and Gold. Los Angeles mayor James R. Toberman holds the distinction of switching on the cityâ€™s first electric streetlights. […]
As has been discussed here â€” and will continue to be discussed here, Iâ€™m guessing â€” the Lakers need improved play on defense this year, and in particular better play at the point and at center. Well, just so happens, early in camp Phil is working on putting in a new defensive philosophy, and the […]
Lakers fans need a new impossible dream. Part of being a fan is thinking with your heart, dreaming of the improbable, maybe the impossible. And Lakers fans fascination with Kevin Garnett was always based on thinking with their hearts, because once your head got involved the dream was quickly shattered. The hearts of Lakers fans, […]
“Wen Roberts, 70, the longtime official photographer for the Lakers, Kings and Inglewood Forum, died Monday at his El Segundo home of complications from… Lou Gehrig’s disease, his wife, Mary, said.” Coca-Cola, Nike, the NBA logo… “Alan Siegel, who designed the logo to complement the Major League Baseball logo that Jerry Dior had designed in […]
The Lakers have resigned Chris Mihm for the coming year, so far the terms of the deal are not public. (Hat tip to Kwame a. in the comments for the link.) That brings 14 players under contract on the Lakers roster (once D. Fish puts pen to paper), and the team said they were only […]
“Fisher changed agents over the weekend to be represented by Rob Pelinka, Bryant’s agent…” The OC Register is reporting 3 years at about 16 million dollars. Is this too much money for an aging but gutsy player with playoff, triangle, and Kobe Bryant experience? If you saw his performances in this year’s playoffs, you know […]
So long, Brian Grant’s contract. Godspeed.