Lakers Lose a Heartbreak in OT Against the Warriors

Moral victories may not show up in the standings but Wednesday night a loud statement by the Lakers against the defending NBA champions was deafening at Staples Center. LA hung with the Golden State boys until falling in overtime 127-123 on the clutch 3-point shooting by Stephen Curry. Curry, on… Read more“Lakers Lose a Heartbreak in OT Against the Warriors”

Clippers Beat Lakers But Lose Blake Griffin in the Process

The disconcerting thing about two teams who are co-tenants in the same arena is that you never know whom the cheering is for when you’re waiting on line at the concession stand. Monday night’s matchup at the Staples Center between the Clippers and Lakers was as good as it gets… Read more“Clippers Beat Lakers But Lose Blake Griffin in the Process”

Sixers Beat Lakers While Lonzo Ball Watches From the Bench

In a battle between two rebuilding ball clubs, the Philadelphia 76er’s outdueled the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night at the Staples Center 115-109 a night after they handed the Clippers their sixth straight loss. With the struggling Lonzo Ball watching most of the festivities from the sidelines, the young trio… Read more“Sixers Beat Lakers While Lonzo Ball Watches From the Bench”

UCLA Basketball Players Get A Gift From President Trump

Prior to leaving Beijing, President Trump launched a buzzer beater plea to China’s leader Xi Jinping to ensure that the “knuckleheads,” as he so eloquently referred to the UCLA freshman, be treated fairly. After being suspected of swiping designer sunglasses from a high-end shopping center in Hangzhou, the players were… Read more“UCLA Basketball Players Get A Gift From President Trump”

North Carolina Avenges Last Season’s Loss With Title Win Over Gonzaga

North Carolina got their NCAA Championship ticket validated with a 71-65 win over Gonzaga to avenge their heartbreaking buzzer beater loss to Villanova last season. The two number one seeds played a sloppy 40 minutes of turnovers and missed opportunities in the paint, but this time the Tar Heels, under… Read more“North Carolina Avenges Last Season’s Loss With Title Win Over Gonzaga”

The Sweet and Sour of March Madness

March Madness served up a five-course meal on Sunday, and how Sweet 16 it was. My brackets may be broken, but my heart is intact, as I have neither skin nor gelt in the game. Louisville was the first team to tear apart my last men standing, losing to Michigan’s… Read more“The Sweet and Sour of March Madness”

UC Davis Defies The Odds With First Final Four Appearance, USC’s Epic Comeback Over Providence

On the eve of the first round of the NCAA tournament, Dayton, Ohio was the scene of a couple of hard court breaking hearts. The prelude to the big dance was a dramatic double bill featuring a shot at redemption and one for the history books as two California universities… Read more“UC Davis Defies The Odds With First Final Four Appearance, USC’s Epic Comeback Over Providence”

Lakers Fall to Pelicans 105-97 – Suffer Seventh Straight Loss

While the Buss family drama unfolds like a Shakespearean play, the final curtain on the Lakers season can’t come soon enough. Sunday night at the Staples Center, the Pelicans handed Luke Walton’s young and restless line-up a 105-97 defeat, for their seventh straight loss. And the same shortcomings that appear… Read more“Lakers Fall to Pelicans 105-97 – Suffer Seventh Straight Loss”

Ex-Knick Amar’e Stoudemire is Mired in LGBT Hate

Amar’e Stoudemire professed a lack of amore to the LGBT community yesterday, spewing hateful rhetoric regarding his fellow NBA brothers. Asked about having a gay teammate, Stoudemire said: “I’m going to shower across the street. Make sure my change of clothes are around the corner. And I’m going to drive —… Read more“Ex-Knick Amar’e Stoudemire is Mired in LGBT Hate”

Jeanie Buss Finally Pulls The Trigger – Fires Brother Jim and GM Mitch Kupchak

To save the family business, Jeanie Buss took her heart out of the equation, firing big brother Jim and long time Laker GM, Mitch Kupchak. After years agonizing over mistakes and missed opportunities, Buss could no longer defend the damaging decisions that have been done, even offering a mea culpa… Read more“Jeanie Buss Finally Pulls The Trigger – Fires Brother Jim and GM Mitch Kupchak”