In a world where more and more people get their news from television and the internet — news that is focused on national and international stories — smaller, local-focused newspapers are growing because people still are hungry for news about what is happening in their neighborhood. Papers such as the Palisades Post in Pacific Palisades. […]
Here’s a few quick thoughts before the tryptophan wipes my mind blank for 48 hours: * Trivia question: What former Laker guard has the most blocked shots in his career? Answer at the end of this entry. * I didn’t get to see last night’s win, so I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts about […]
Hall, But We’ll Pass
Karl Malone was on the radio today saying he is physically ready to play, but is still working on getting mentally 100% ready after the death of his mother. I hope he he can work through this and, when ready, return to the NBA if he feels he can still contribute. Malone also said he […]
I have made a change and switched to the more user-friendly Haloscan commenting tool for this blog. Your comments on old posts remain, just check out the archive page for that item (click the # next to the end of the entry). If there are problems with the new system, as I had in the […]
Staples Center Melee?
Would it happen at the Staples Center? Could it? Through the avalanche of coverage of the stupidity and lack of self control on display in Auburn Hills the other night, those and similar questions were the ones I kept asking myself. Could things get out of control like that Staples Center? Would fans near the […]
House of the Rising Suns
Some thoughts and observations from last night’s Lakers’ loss to the Suns, plus some other flotsam and jetsam in my head: * This Suns squad lived up to their billing — they are an entertaining team to watch. Steve Nash has really helped coalesce a team that was already athletic, plus he seems to have […]
Slava has come off the IR, giving him a court-side seat for the Clipper game, we’ll see if Rudy T. lets him off the bench Friday night. His return is not alone — right behind him Jumaine Jones and Vlade are set to come back to the active roster, providing much needed depth and help […]
The Myth Of Kobe
I’ll admit that I bought into it — the conventional wisdom that with Shaq gone this year’s Laker squad would be all Kobe all the time. He was going to take all the shots, covered or not, and everyone else was a glorified caddie. Nine games in, while sometimes it feels that way, the statistics […]
The More Things Change….
My favorite Laker team pattern for this season continued in the overhyped “Battle for Los Angeles” last night at Staples Center — in the Lakers five wins they average 21 assists per game, in the four losses 14.25. Last night, 24 assists. Kobe had 11 himself. Lakers win handily. It sounds simple, but remember there […]
Commenter Icaros (who gets the honor of being the first commenter here, and with that a lifetime supply of Rice-A-Roni) asked about the name of this site. Then, my sports-knowledgeable wife asked me the same question: Don’t the Lakers wear purple not blue? I only had to be hit in the head a couple times […]