Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles Lakers’

Lakers hire D’Antoni

Question: What do the Lakers need? Kobe Bryant: someone to “get the [expletive] out of the way”. (November 11, 2012) What Kobe wants, Kobe gets.

Things I Learned on Day 1

Boston giving up 120 points. The Lakers losing to a Dirk-less Mavs. Andrew Varejao hauling in 23 rebounds and 9 assists?! Yeah, you could say there were a few surprises on Day 1 of the 2012-13 season. Here’s what I learned. The Heat picked up where they left off.  The ring ceremony game is always […]

Superstar Theory (and a Heat-Lakers breakdown)

It’s no secret that superstars matter in the NBA. If your team has a superstar-caliber player, odds are they have a much better shot at winning a title than a team that doesn’t. However, as the league’s SuperTeam era continues into this season and has a new member in the LA Lakers, now with Steve […]

Down Memory Lane: Derek Fisher 0.4 game winner

Throughout this long and tedious NBA offseason we’re going to delve into the archives and take a look at some of the more memorable moments from previous years. We’ll have game winning shots, dustups and brain snaps, monster jams and much more. Up now, Derek Fisher drains a buzzer beater with 0.4 seconds on the […]

Howard dons the jersey

See, being a prat does pay off.

Basking in the spotlight

You’re still a phony, Dwight. More pics after the jump.

The Dwightmare is Over!

By now I’m sure you’re all aware that Dwight Howard has been traded to the LA Lakers, so I’ll skip my usual rambling and get to the point. Here’s what all four parties are (so far) believed to have received in the deal: LA Lakers get: Dwight Howard, Chris Duhon, Earl Clark Orlando Magic get: […]

Nash dons the purple and gold

It looks a bit odd (or is that just his hair?) but I’m sure we’ll get used to it. Stay tuned, NBAMate will have a complete breakdown of all the free agent signings once this period wraps up.

Second round playoff predictions – West

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers JT: The Spurs are a well-oiled machine so I can’t see a beaten down Clippers’ side getting in their way. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Caron Butler are all banged up, but even at full strength they’d still likely struggle against a well-rested Spurs’ team; their too deep, too well-coached and […]

Q&A Roundtable: The home stretch

With only a few weeks left in the 2011-2012 season and some teams having as few as 10 games left to play, we’re well and truly on the home stretch. Perfect time then to check in with the NBAMate crew and pick their brains on all the big questions. Q&A stylez. 1. The Heat’s recent […]