Here’s an underrated statement for this season’s version of the Los Angeles Lakers: they have not been the luckiest of bunch in terms of injuries suffered, from top to bottom. This team was tagged as the undisputed best team in the league before playing a single game together. Obviously, that has been far from the case. It’s easy to say that the team simply hasn’t gelled – which is true – but they certainly would have been much better than what
Quick and pretty amazing tidbit: this is our fourth version of these free agency rankings, and since we started them, the Miami Heat have not lost. Yes, the Heat are hot and the copious amount of attention they are receiving is something Charlie Sheen could only dream of replicating. So in honor of the Heat, let’s go streaking.
If you are a lottery team heading towards nowhere in particular as the season winds down, what do you do when your best player is due back from an injury? Do you play him in a bunch of meaningless games and risk further injury, or do you play him in hopes of finding chemistry development for next season? That is the question a number of teams are currently dealing with, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves and – to an extent –
After Friday’s dispiriting home loss to the Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni could not take it any longer. D’Antoni went on a wide-ranging rant against his team, targeting its lack of commitment and effort on both sides of the ball. He said the Lakers were “messing with the basketball gods” and called their championship aspirations “laughable.” Although D’Antoni mentioned no one by name, very few wearing the forum blue and gold appeared exempt.
The Triple Threat Podcast of TheOpinioNation.com was fortunate enough to land an exclusive 40-minute interview with the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar, Dwight Howard. Show hosts, Jabari Davis and Jamieson Welsh were joined by Jory Dreher (show contributor) for the interview. Listen to internet radio with Sheridan Hoops Radio on Blog Talk Radio
Not long ago, many wondered if John Wall could ever reclaim his reputation as the possible savior of the Washington Wizards – a burdening label immediately thrust upon him when he was drafted with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010-2011 NBA Draft. In fact, some openly wondered if he’s even worth building around. And when I say “not long ago”, I’m talking about just weeks ago.