Tag Archives: L.A. Lakers

  • This Day In Sports History (April 15th) — Magic Johnson

    This Day In Sports History (April 15th) — Magic Johnson

    It was on this day in 1991 that Magic Johnson broke the record for all-time assists in a career.  Magic earned his 9,888th career assist, breaking the record which was previously held by Oscar Robertson. Johnson would end his career with 10,141 assists, but his record would not last long.  Less than four years later, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 7th) — Los Angeles Lakers

    This Day In Sports History (January 7th) — Los Angeles Lakers

    It was on this day in 1972 that the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 134-90 for their 33rd straight win.  Their winning streak began over two months earlier with a win over the Baltimore Bullets. The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers are considered one of the greatest teams in NBA history, led by Wilt […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 5th) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    This Day In Sports History (April 5th) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    It was on this day in 1984 that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record for total career regular season points.  Kareem would score his 31,420th point by hitting one of his trademark sky-hooks in a 129-115 victory over the Jazz during a game played in Las Vegas. Chamberlain’s record stood for over 18 years, as […]

  • Kobe Bryant Tweets Picture of Mock Fight With Dwight Howard (Photo)

    Kobe Bryant Tweets Picture of Mock Fight With Dwight Howard (Photo)

    Yesterday, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News cited “a league source” who claimed that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard nearly came to blows after yet another frustrating Lakers loss on New Year’s Day. Howard, the story goes, has been unhappy with Bryant since early in the season, and Bryant supposedly insinuated that Howard […]

  • Check Out NBA Ref Joey Crawford’s Weird Little Foul Dance (Video)

    Check Out NBA Ref Joey Crawford’s Weird Little Foul Dance (Video)

    We all knew baseball umpires like to jazz up their punch-out calls. It’s a long-standing tradition. But did you know that some NBA refs are trying to add some pizzazz to their officiating as well? It’s true. Look no further than last night’s Pacers-Lakers game in Los Angeles. It was a tight, low-scoring affair that […]

  • Ron Artest, a.k.a Metta World Peace, Is Now A Comedian (Video)

    Ron Artest, a.k.a Metta World Peace, Is Now A Comedian (Video)

    Ron Artest is a pretty funny guy.  Even when he isn’t trying to be funny, at times I can’t help but laugh at him.  For example, there was that interview following the Lakers NBA Championship victory in 2010, when Artest felt the need to give a shout-out to his psychiatrist. Well Artest is at it […]

  • The Stat Line of the Night — 10/27/10 — Kobe Bryant

    The Stat Line of the Night — 10/27/10 — Kobe Bryant

    On the opening night of the NBA, most eyes were on the new trio in Miami, however when they sputtered the defending champion L.A. Lakers made the night a hit.  Kobe Bryant, the leader of the team and arguably the best player of this generation were able to squeak out a victory on the night […]

  • Kobe Bryant, ‘The Kloser’ (Video)

    Kobe Bryant, ‘The Kloser’ (Video)

    Vitamin Water has produced some quality commercials (see Steve Nash, David Ortiz, Brian Urlacher, and my favorite the one with David Wright and  ‘The Situation’). This one with Los Angeles Lakers star guard, Kobe Bryant, is no different — it makes me want to drink their product. Kobe has been coined ‘the kloser’ for his […]

  • Ron Artest Drops New Single “Champions” (Audio)

    Ron Artest Drops New Single “Champions” (Audio)

    Ron Artert dropped his new single titled “Champions” and it’s actually a solid track. I’m not sure that people will be driving around with their trunks thumping this cut, but for an athlete this qualifies as a nice effort. They aren’t exactly known for producing great music. Right Shaq? When I listen to the cut […]

  • The Stat Line of the Night — 6/15/10 — Pau Gasol

    The Stat Line of the Night — 6/15/10 — Pau Gasol

    The LA Lakers were down 3-2 going into the game last night.  Just one loss away from elimination and a disappointing end to the season.  After splitting the first two games in L.A., the Celtics had won 2 of 3 in Boston and put the Lakers on their heels.  With Kobe trying to do too […]

  • The Stat Line of the Night — 6/6/10 — Ray Allen

    The Stat Line of the Night — 6/6/10 — Ray Allen

    The L.A. Lakers were heavy favorites to win the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, but Boston had other plans in mind.  While the Celtic Big Three looked more like the Old Three for most of the season, the addition of Rondo to that equation as well as a playoff surge has them playing inspired […]

  • The Stat Line of the Night – 5/24/10 – Dwight Howard

    The Stat Line of the Night – 5/24/10 – Dwight Howard

    What was once a sure sweep has now become something of a series.  The Boston Celtics won the first 3 games without too much trouble and people were already talking about how great a Boston-LA finals rematch would be.  Hold the phone.  Orlando will not go quietly, and they showed it last night.  Dwight Howard […]

  • The Stat Line of the Night – 5/17/10 – Kobe Bryant

    The Stat Line of the Night – 5/17/10 – Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant’s health has been called into question entering the Western Conference Finals in the NBA Playoffs.  It appears that the question has been answered: No problem.  Sporting a yellow knee brace in last night’s game, Bryant was able to play through the pain in a dominant performance that led his Lakers to a 128-107 […]