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Chris Paul Believes Clippers’ Chemistry Gives Them Edge Over Lakers

As Martin Rogers of Yahoo! Sports reports, Chris Paul feels he and his teammates have an advantage over the Lakers in the form of a family type atmosphere: "The [Lakers] have definitely added some pieces, but the good thing about our team is that we are good enough and tight enough that we only have to worry about us. The thing about us, we are like a family. When you are all in and competing and you genuin ...

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Lakers Win L.A. Battle in Playoff Atmosphere, Defeat Clippers

With the Los Angeles Lakers (35-20) and Los Angeles Clippers (32-22) battling for playoff position within their division, last night's game was nothing short of a playoff-type game. Not to mention the pride that comes along with beating a crosstown rival. The Lakers prevailed, however, defeating the Clippers 113-108 in an intense battle behind strong performances by Andrew Bynum (36 points) and Kobe Bryant ...

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Can Gilbert Arenas Become Agent Hero for the Lakers?

When I was a kid, whenever I approached my mom for advice she would ask me “what’s the worst that can happen if you make this decision?” Last year, according to HoopStats.com, Derek Fisher and Steve Blake scored fewer points a game (10.9) , recorded the fewest number of assists (4.9) and were the least efficient tandem of point guards in the league statistically. Although you can attribute some of their off ...

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2011-12 Preview: Pacific Division

Division Overview Last year, the Pacific division had a down year - the only team to advance to the post season were the Lakers. Showing complete dominance, the Lakers have finished at the top of the pile in the past four seasons. The Clips, Warriors and Kings have all had their fair share of struggles in recent years. The Kings and Clips have finished under .500 in the past five seasons. The Warriors last ...

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Clippers Still Unable to Call Themselves True Kings of L.A.

Even with the theft acquiring of Chris Paul from New Orleans, the Los Angeles Clippers are not a better team than the Lakers yet. I repeat, the Clippers are still the sideshow; the Lake Show remains the main attraction. Now that the dust is clear from the Chris Paul trade, it’s clear that the notions of the Clippers being the team to beat in California is based purely on emotion and not facts. Take Blake Gr ...

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Incomplete Trades Hint at GM’s Willingness to Wait

When it seemed that Chris Paul would be a Laker last Thursday, only to be nixed by David Stern later that night, Laker fans were either elated by the news or upset with the Lakers for trading Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom. Both sides had a credible point, as the Lakers need to build a younger, more athletic, and faster team, but Gasol and Odom were instrumental in the back-to-back championships and creating one ...

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Will Decision to Stop Chris Paul Trade End Stern’s Career?

It was a crazy, roller coaster Thursday for Laker fans. First, the news that a three-team trade to acquire Chris Paul was underway came in the morning. Then, the confirmation came that the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Hornets and the Los Angeles Lakers came to terms that would send Paul to the Lakers in the afternoon. Then, news broke that Commissioner Stern nixed the deal due to "basketball reasons" in the ...

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Lakers Acquire Chris Paul in Trade with Hornets, Rockets

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed in principal in a move to acquire Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets in a three team trade that also involves the Houston Rockets. Talks between the three teams had been heating up in recent days and on Thursday afternoon the discussions finally came to a head. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports the deal breaks down as follows: The Lakers will send Pau Ga ...

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Lakers Competition to Acquire Dwight Howard and Chris Paul

With the excitement of the NBA finally back in action trade rumors have heated up as teams and front offices revamp their squads in preparation to the season. Although teams won’t be cleared to start making official roster moves until December 9th at the earliest. Sources say team executives have been discussing potential trades in anticipation of a short free agency period. The majority of these trade rumo ...

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The NBA’s New Deal: How it Impacts the Lakers

When friends argue, the resolution to the problem is usually swift as the issue is typically trivial in hindsight. When millionaires and billionaires argue over how wealth within a $4 billion dollar company is distributed, those negotiations tend to take a little bit longer. In the case of the NBA lockout, it took more than 50 negotiating sessions before the players’ union and the owners agreed upon a deal ...

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