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Is Lakers’ Kobe Bryant the Frontrunner for MVP?

 I get it. It's early. Very early. Probably far too early to be discussing the race for MVP in an NBA season that's barely one sixth of the way over. But you know what? That's the luxury of sitting on the sidelines and picking the action apart from where we sit. We can indulge in ridiculous discussions and speak in broad hypotheticals. And so I wonder, could Kobe Bryant be the early season frontrunner for M ...

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Lakers Face the Thunder in a Potential Western Conference Finals Matchup

Thunder Projected Starting Line-up: PG: Russell Westbrook SG: Thabo Sefolosha SF: Kevin Durant PF: Serge Ibaka C: Kendrick Perkins Key Reserves: James Harden, Nazr Mohammed The Lakers return home and hope to rebound after a four game skid when they host the Thunder, a potential western conference foe. Frontcourt: Since acquiring Perkins and Mohammed the Thunder front line is starting to shape up into a fear ...

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It’s Official; Artest Owns Durant Outright

Monday nights 7 point win over the Thunder was probably the biggest and most impressive win for the Lakers this season. The Lakers have struggled mightily against the elite teams in the NBA and they desperately needed the W for their confidence in addition to trying to build some momentum going into the All Star break. While a team coming off two straight championships doesn’t have their confidence shaken e ...

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Pre-Game Report: Lakers vs. Thunder

Thunder Projected Starting Line-up: PG: Russell Westbrook SG: Thabo Sefolosha SF: Kevin Durant PF: Jeff Green C: Nenad Krstic Key Reserves: James Harden, Serge Ibaka The Lakers look to rebound from their recent loss when they take on the young and talented Thunder tonight. Frontcourt: Krstic is a big seven footer who is more known for his role in the Serbia/Greece summer brawl than his basketball skills. At ...

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Judgement Day: Who Is The “Next Kobe Bryant”

As sports fans, we are always searching for that “next guy” who will take the reigns of his league and completely dominate anyone that attempts to stop him. It all began with the league’s original superstar, Elgin Baylor, descending down through the careers of Dr. J, Magic Johnson/Larry Bird and Michael Jordan. Before His Airness hung up the famous #23 Bulls jersey in 1998, basketball fans around the world ...

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Game Recap: Lakers 101 Thunder 98

Just as we predicted in our preview, the Oklahoma City Thunder gave the Lakers a very tough test tonight that extended past regulation into an overtime period.  The Thunder played aggressive and quick, and exposed many flaws in the Lakers defensive scheme.  The Lakers also showed considerable weakness when the starters left the floor, as they only got six points from their second unit, all six coming from o ...

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