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The Dwight Howard Effect on the Houston Rockets

July 26, 20132 Comments

By now, we’ve all gone through the Dwightmare of Dwight Howard’s decision to leave the Lakers and take his talents to Houston. On paper, this looks like a match made in heaven. with James Harden, Chandler Parson, and Jeremy Lin forming a talented nucleus. Let’s dive deep into some stats to see if Dwight Howard […]

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The Race for 8th: Lakers vs Clippers and Jazz vs Warriors

April 9, 20130 Comments

The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers are competing as hard as they can for the 8th and last spot in the Western Conference Playoffs. Unfortunately, I fear most of this is for naught, as they will simply be lambs led to slaughter by either the Spurs or Thunder in the first round. So let’s […]

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Are Kevin Durant and LeBron James Really The Best Scorers In The NBA?

February 28, 201315 Comments

There’s a dirty little secret in the NBA. We’re not talking about backroom deals, steroids, or Honey Nut Cheerios. What we’re talking about lies in plain sight, for all to see: Bad Defense. That’s right, I said it. In case you hadn’t noticed, the league is filled with team after team that doesn’t hedge, can’t […]

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2012-13 Western Conference Mid-Season Report Card

February 20, 20133 Comments

Western Conference Mid-Season Report Card (by playoff seeding) San Antonio Spurs Mid-Season Grade: A Record & Conference Standing: 42-12, 1st The Good: Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili & Tim Duncan should be well rested & healthy heading into the playoffs. Their supporting cast continues to improve and gain experience. The Bad: The Spurs are always strong […]

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The Mike D’Antoni Effect On The Lakers

November 14, 20127 Comments

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 16 years, almost half my life. And I’ve had enough job interactions to recognize that what happened to Phil Jackson is status quo around here. It’s been my experience out here that it’s common to discuss salary, schedule a meeting with HR, then not get the job with barely […]

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Why The Lakers Fired Mike Brown

November 10, 20127 Comments

Before turning to the hottest topic in the NBA – Who will replace Mike Brown, it’s important to examine what led to his downfall. At BBALLBREAKDOWN, we’ve shown you many of Mike Brown’s short comings dating back to his days coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers. Back then, with an emerging LeBron James, the Cavaliers were the […]

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Lakers 2012-13: Why Their Offense Is Not The Problem

November 7, 20124 Comments

As a guy who runs the triangle offense, I have an affinity for all types of system basketball, in particular the triangle’s first cousin the Princeton offense. Developed by Pete Carril at the Ivy League school, it relies on spacing and movement to get the best shot possible. The passer is the trigger man, and […]

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2012-13 NBA Team Previews: Pacific Division

October 29, 20123 Comments

2012-13 Pacific Division Preview (by expected order of finish)  Los Angeles Lakers 2011-12 Record & Division Standing: 41-25 (1st) Key Off-Season Additions: Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, Antawn Jamison Jodie Meeks, Chris Duhon, Earl Clark and Eddie Jordan (assistant coach) Key Off-Season Losses: Andrew Bynum, Ramon Sessions and Matt Barnes Outlook: With the addition of Howard […]

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