Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles Lakers’

The Continued Omission Of Elgin Baylor

Having just started reading the Julius Erving autobiography this week, it’s been an intriguing look at the man who defined the high-flying style of play for millions of basketball hopefuls. Twice in the early portions of the book, Erving brings up the first influence on his style of play. When he...
March 14th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball | Read More

2004-05 Flashback: The Last Los Angeles Lakers Losing Season

The Los Angeles Lakers will finish the 2013-14 NBA season with a losing record. For the franchise with the second-most championships in league history — 16 to the Boston Celtics’ 17 — this is a rarity. How rare? It will be just the second time in past 20 seasons (including this season) that...
March 11th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Basketball Is Fun: Here’s Russell Westbrook Dunking On Kent Bazemore

The Oklahoma City Thunder are struggling since Russell Westbrook returned to the lineup. The team is just 3-4 with their starting point guard back, and the struggles can mostly be attributed to losing two other starters (Kendrick Perkins and Thabo Sefolosha) and their defense going to hell. On Sunday...
March 9th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

8 Years Ago Today Kobe Bryant Scored 81 Points And Maybe It Signaled An End Of An Era In The NBA

Watchin Kobe’s historical 81 pt game. Question Kobe did u wake up and say I’m a hit 80 today, jalens guarding me. #answermyquestionkobe — SHAQ (@SHAQ) January 22, 2013 It’s funny to hear the current banter around the NBA. LeBron James is steadily monitoring the offensive outbursts...
January 22nd, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: How The Lakers (So Far) Are Kinda Like This Year’s Yankees

After an embarrassing playoff exit, impact injuries to the biggest contributors and free agency departures, the NBA’s most storied franchise has had quite the unexpected start to the season. A team left for dead may still die painfully, but it’s outperformed November expectations and provided...
November 26th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Baseball, Basketball | Read More

How Absence Helped One Heart Grow Fonder Of Kobe Bryant

Either you love Kobe Bryant or you hate Kobe Bryant. Or you realize how much you truly appreciate Kobe Bryant after nearly losing Kobe Bryant.  I miss Kobe Bryant. There, I said it. You happy? I miss Kobe Bryant. To understand how we arrived here, we must first backtrack. The lights were dim in Park,...
November 21st, 2013 | Basketball, Columns, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

Starting Lineups: Sympathy For Andrew Bynum

Over the course of the past year-plus, I’ve been more positive about Andrew Bynum’s situation than most other Philadelphia 76ers and NBA fans out there. Admittedly, there were times when I got as tired and fed up with everyone discussing a man who clearly didn’t and wouldn’t...
November 8th, 2013 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

The Week That Was In All Things Dwight Howard

(photo via @BlameSanjay) It’s over. It’s finally over. Last Friday at around 6 p.m. EST, having just started digging in to a three-piece meal from Popeyes (what up KD, I’m keeping it trill like you), I had to use a couple of greasy fingers to scroll Tweetdeck as news started rolling...
July 8th, 2013 | Basketball, Steven LeBron | Read More

30 Years Ago, Moses Malone Made A Bolder Declaration Than Anything LeBron James Could Imagine

Fo. Fo. Fo. I turn 30 years old in precisely 51 days. I can’t speak for anyone else who has surpassed the 30-year milestone, but I’m hear to tell you that you do a ton of reflecting about your past living as you begin to inch up on the magical 30-piece. Is this the life you expected to have?...
June 6th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Other Side Of K.O.B.E.

Last month, Thomas Golianopoulos of Grantland wrote a revealing piece titled “The Secret History of Kobe Bryant’s Rap Career,” in which we found out that Kobe’s pursuit as a rapper was more serious than any basketball-turned-rapper foray we’ve ever made fun of. Among the...
May 17th, 2013 | Basketball, Steven LeBron | Read More

Podcast: Kobe Bryant Appreciation Night….Sorta.

On the recent edition of The UC Show, the three-man weave started off the night paying tribute to the good people of Boston and extended our thoughts to everyone affected by the events of the Boston Marathon. We went on to discuss The 3 To See and how it would be in the WNBA’s best interest to...
April 18th, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam, The UC Show | Read More

Kobe Bryant Achilles Says ‘No Mas,’ Lakers Fans Everywhere On Life Alert

I’m not a Los Angeles Lakers fan, but the trials and tribulations that Showtime has had to go through this season has been simply unfathomable. The death blow to the Lakers may have officially come late in the 4th quarter versus the Golden State Warriors, in a basketball play that Kobe Bryant’s...
April 13th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Podcast: Don’t Let Derrick Rose Eye-Ball Your Chick In The 6th Grade

On this edition of The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show, we’re fortunate to have special guests Sherm from Chicago’s WGCI show The Morning Riot and 17-time All-Raphael De La Ghetto nominee Johnathan “Till Show” Tillman, join the crew for shenanigans and tomfoolery. Did you ever...
April 11th, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam, The UC Show | Read More

Jermaine O’Neal Helps Rockets Clinch Playoff Berth, Lakers Recapture 8th Seed

The Rockets clinching their first playoff birth since 2009 wasn’t odd. It was how they did so. Tied at 98 with the Phoenix Suns with regulation ticking away, James Harden launched what proved to be the always entertaining game winning missed three pointer. That’s because Jermaine O’Neal...
April 10th, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Podcast: The Untold Story Of Russell Geronimo Westbrook

On this edition of The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show, the fellas talk about the 8th-place Lakers, the backstory about an alleged middle name for everyone’s favorite point guard and the return of the third member of the podcast. Hallelujah. Phillip Barnett of SportsCity and Forum Blue & Gold...
March 14th, 2013 | The Fam, The UC Show | Read More

The Monday Morning Script: A Second-By-Second Breakdown Of The Canada Vs. Mexico Fight

There’s a lot that happens in sports during the weekend, and it’s our job here at TSFJ to make sure you’re caught up. Stick to the script on Mondays with us, as we attempt to make sure that your watercooler chatter is as thorough as that bunt single that caused chaos between two countries...
March 11th, 2013 | Baseball, The Fam | Read More

It Is Impossible To Completely Hate Dwight Howard

It is time to come to the defense of Dwight Howard. Throughout the 2012-13 NBA season, Dwight Howard has been called everything but a child of God. He has been ridiculed for not playing through pain by legends of the game, maligned by fans of the game and challenged by the old dog of the Lakers who...
February 22nd, 2013 | Basketball, Soul On Ice | Read More

Dwight Howard’s Inherent Flaws Prove Troublesome

Dwight Howard has some type of inherent flaw. I won’t pretend to be an avid NBA fan. When the big games are on, I watch and enjoy. I soak in a player’s greatness and watch him flourish. During the playoffs, I make a conscious effort to catch the contests at hand. I don’t dislike the...
February 12th, 2013 | Basketball, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

All Glasses Everything: Million Dollar Ballers Presents The Goggles Collection Featuring Worthy, Jabbar And Rambis

If you grew up watching basketball in the 80′s, there were certain things about the era that memorably stand out. From the short shorts to the jheri curls, the 80′s definitely had their own style. Now, if you were a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 80′s, then your own team had...
February 11th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Credit Mike Woodson For The Resurgence of Amar’e Stoudemire

A year ago, the New York Knicks were the most confusing team in the NBA. Sure, if you haven’t heard by now, Linsanity began in earnest a year ago this past Monday against the former New Jersey Nets. Yet despite the team’s improved fortunes with Jeremy Lin running the point, a few weeks later, Mike...
February 7th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball | Read More