Author Archive for: ‘Tom7’

How Chris Mihm Saved the Lakers in Game 5

Chris Mihm was the difference maker for the Lakers in game 5 of the 2008 NBA Playoffs. I realize this …

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The Lakers Are Not As Down And Out As You Might Think

Here is another way of looking at this. In the Finals, the Celtics are averaging 96 points per game. The …

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In Defense of Phil Jackson

I can’t believe how quickly the blogging world has turned on Phil Jackson. And while were at it, I do …

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NBA Officiating: Stern Denials vs. Real Reforms

Lakers fans: brace yourselves. They’ll be no home cooking tonight. The friendly whistles the Celtics enjoyed the first two games …

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The Lakers’ Big 3: Rebounds, Ball Movement and Defense

I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news. The good news is that Lakers are a good …

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Mark Cuban, Business and Basketball

When Mark Cuban purchased the Dallas Mavericks on January 14, 2000, most NBA fans assumed that, since Cuban was a …

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NBA Playoffs: Game 1 (Saturday Edition)

— Cavaliers 93, Wizards 86 — <> The Cavs, the team with the better record, won at home. This is …

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Face Guarding in Basketball: What Every Sportscaster, Player, Blogger and Fan Should Know

In sports forums all over the Internet, there is debate about the legality of face guarding in basketball. The debate …

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On Passion, Perspective, Play-offs and People Skills

I only ref occasionally, but whenever I do, and deal with each team’s highly biased view of the exact same …

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5 Reasons the Lakers vs. Rockets Game will be a BLAST!

I don’t like to write pre-game pieces, but with just 2 hours until the Houston Rockets host the Los Angeles …

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