Advertisement The Western Conference is absolutely nothing like the Eastern Conference when it comes to championship odds. We have what I call a two-horse race in the East versus what I am going to call the six-plus team race in the West. In the 15 previous seasons, only four teams (the Lakers, seven times; the Spurs, five times, the Mavericks, two times; the Thunder, once) have won the Western Conference, which is a similar concept to what the Eastern
On the second day of the new year, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendall Marshall honored one of the secondary characters from one of the 1990s greatest comedy films, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. It is an obscure reference for those who are unfamiliar with the early works of comedian Jim Carrey. Among his fans, however, Ventura is one of his best characters.
Word on the street today is louder than ever that Carmelo Anthony wants out of New York. How do we know this? Marc Berman and Frank Isola are writing it hard in the New York tabloids, and both of those fellas are as plugged into their team as any beat writers in North America. You can bristle at Isola’s anti-Berman’s tweets – a constant source of amusement for anyone who follows the Knicks – and you can bristle at Berman’s wardrobe, which
Four years ago, when the Los Angeles Lakers were winning their second NBA championship in as many years behind the big bodied, long armed and incredible skill of Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum (oh, and that Kobe guy), would it have ever crossed your mind to see the two Laker bigs as the centerpiece of a midseason trade? For each other?
The scorer still looks back nostalgically on those summer days in suburban Los Angeles when he would lace up his sneakers, put on his Lakers jersey and head out to the park. Adults and kids of the neighborhood would flock to the playground every afternoon to watch the human mirage in action. He stood tall at 6-6 and had confidence and moves that were better suited for the Staples Center’s hardwood than Reseda’s blacktops. From afar, if you didn’t know any better,
Longtime popular Formula 1 race car driver Michael Schumacher is in critical condition with sever brain trauma from a fall sustained while skiing at the French Alpine resort of Meribel early Sunday morning. Schumacher, who turns 45 on Friday, and his 14-year-old son were skiing a challenging section of trails with very wide and steep snowfields when he fell and struck the right side of his head on a rock. While he was reported to have been conscious immediately following the fall, Dr. Jean-Francois
Amid its myriad injuries, its dozen teams below .500 and its 44-98 record against the Western Conference, there is a looming question regarding the Eastern Conference: Can the East even field an All-Star team? A year ago, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Tyson Chandler, Kyrie Irving, Brook Lopez and Jrue Holiday were among the East’s All-Stars. You can make the argument – irrefutable in some cases, strong in others – that none of those players should be invited back
The Los Angeles Lakers may be one of the most depleted teams in the league, but they still have plenty of fans scattered around the league. This is evident when they are on the road – there are almost always sections of Lakers fans in purple and gold, cheering them on. On Friday, seldom-used rookie Rudy Gobert apparently heard some of those cheers for the Lakers at EnergySolutions Arena and had this to say after the contest: Shoutout to all the lakers