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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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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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The Dwight Howard And Steve Nash Effect On The Lakers

August 23, 20121 Comment

While I’m still a bit skeptical about the Lakers, there is no denying that on paper, they are scintillating. They added one of the best pick and roll point guards and THE best roll man to their roster, brought in Eddie Jordan to provide movement and spacing, and still have the best scoring guard in […]

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Game 2 Lakers vs Thunder: How Kobe Let This One Get Away

May 17, 20122 Comments

While so much of the focus on the game between the Lakers and Thunder centers on Kobe’s mishaps deep in the fourth quarter, let’s not ignore the adjustments Mike Brown made that could potentially turn this series around for Los Angeles. The biggest difference between Game 1 and Game 2 for the Thunder’s offense was […]

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Lakers vs. Nuggets: Kobe Trying To Balance Helping and Hurting The Team

May 8, 20120 Comments

While the Lakers have taken a commanding 3-1 lead in their first round series against the Denver Nuggets, they have had long stretches where they’ve struggled to find a rhythm on offense. During the regular season, Denver was the fifth worst team in the league defensively, and 11th worst in terms of defensive efficiency. With […]

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2012 Lakers- Nuggets Playoff Series Preview

April 28, 20121 Comment

#3 Los Angeles Lakers vs #6 Denver Nuggets LA Lakers: 41-25, 26-7 at home, 15-18 on the road Denver Nuggets: 38-28, 20-13 at home, 18-15 on the road Check out all of our Playoff Previews BBALLBREAKDOWN Chat w/ Darius Soriano of Forum Blue & Gold & Kalen Deremo of Round Ball Mining Co Playoff Series […]

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Thunder @ Lakers: Bynum Lazy, Metta World Peace Crazy, Kobe Amazing

April 24, 20121 Comment

There were so many story lines to this game between the Lakers and Thunder at Staples, that I could barely keep it straight. A normal breakdown has about 40 clips, but going through this one, I got to 100. Between the Bynum benching, Metta World Peace freaking out, the complete meltdown of the Thunder, Kobe’s […]

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