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Steven Almazan

I was born and raised in Boyle Heights, CA. I am a junior at the University of Southern California with a double major in Psychology and Communication. Follow me on Twitter @scalmazan or connect with me on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenalmazan

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Deep Analysis: Lakers Thump Knicks Behind Strong Defensive Effort

The Lakers were looking for their first winning streak of the season, but it did not come easy as they faced the revamped New York Knicks. The Knicks acquired defensive-savvy Tyson Chandler during the brief pre-season to bolster their roster, so the Lakers were in for a long night in the paint since they still were missing Andrew Bynum. This game served as the Lakers’ fourth game in five nights, which is th ...

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Lakers, Kings Running Diary: How the Game Was Won

The Lakers started off the 2011-2012 NBA season on a sour note when they let the game slip away to Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. Even though they lost the game, they showed a lot of perseverance as they played their first of four games without Andrew Bynum. The Lakers were looking for their first win of the season as they played their second game of their back-to-back-to-back series against the Sacram ...

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Defensive-Minded Lakers Coaching Staff Ready to Take Over

The Lakers certainly are going to look different on the court when the NBA Lockout is over, but the biggest differences will be on the bench rather than on the court. Phil Jackson finally ended his coaching tenure with the Lakers franchise after winning a total of five championships in 10 years. The Lakers may never see another coach like Jackson again, which may make things difficult for Jackson's successo ...

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The Mythical Bar Set by Michael Jordan

When aspiring basketball athletes play on empty street courts or run-down gymnasiums, their idea of basketball perfection is expressed through Michael Jordan’s greatness. As the ball is released from the players’ hands, the one word that is shouted is “Jordan,” with hopes of the basketball going through the net. No other basketball player has influenced the world as much as Michael Jordan, and there does no ...

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Mike, Mamba and Magic: Top 50 Players in NBA History Part V

The fifth and final segment in our updated list of the 50 greatest players in NBA history is finally here with players 10 through one. Make sure you're ready for it with Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. 10. Shaquille O'Neal The one and only "Superman" can be considered the most dominant player to ever play in the NBA with his ridiculous size as a center. From his early years with the Orlando Magic to ...

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The Answer and the Admiral: Top 50 Players in NBA History Part III

The updated list of the 50 greatest players in NBA history continues with players 30 through 21. Make sure you're up to date by checking out Part I and Part II 30. Willis Reed Willis Reed is the most beloved NBA Hall of Fame basketball player to play for the New York Knicks organization. Reed made a monumental impact on the Knicks during his tenure with them because he was able to lead the organization to t ...

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Goodrich, Worthy and Legends 41-50: Top 50 Players in NBA History

The NBA released a list of the 50 greatest players in NBA history in 1996. In the 15 years since then there have been several great players that deserve to be on the list. We took the time to update the list and add the great players from recent history. 50. Gail Goodrich Gail Goodrich held a valuable role during the Lakers 1971-72 season where the team won a still-record 33 games consecutively, posted what ...

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CP3 could be the Answer for the Lakers

The Lakers front office will be scurrying to build another championship team with various trades and resign agreements during the offseason. Fortunately, they already have the core pieces for another championship at the positions of shooting guard, forward, power forward, and center. Notice anything missing? The Lakers are in dire need of an effective and consistent point guard to lead them back to the NBA ...

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Top Five Kobe Bryant Quotes

5. "These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess." Kobe Bryant has a unique style of play when he is on the floor. He can dominate the game with his killer shooter instinct, as shown with his remarkable 81-point massacre against the Toronto Raptors in early 2006. He can also orchestrate the team with his amazing passing and play calling. In addition to his wide array of talents, he has ...

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Dwight Howard is Not the Lakers Missing Piece

There has been recent discussion that Dwight Howard will remain in a Magic uniform. If Howard does decide to sign an extension with Orlando, then this will smash any dreams that Laker fans had that he will be in a Laker uniform next season. But the fans should not worry as the Laker organization have the right pieces on the front-court for multiple championship runs. The Los Angeles Lakers have what other N ...

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