All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Los Angeles Lakers’

Zone Defenses: Evolve or Die

The problem isn’t that zone defenses fail to teach young players proper defense, the problem is too many coaches fail to teach proper defense when teaching zones.

Don’t shoot the message, shoot the messenger.

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Denial: It ain’t just a river in Egypt (how to fail, part 2c)

Hope is much better than merely having a positive attitude, because hope acknowledges the reality that sometimes things don’t look so good, but likewise embraces the rest of the truth: that things will look up — particularly if you make good choices now.

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The Biggest Choke in Lakers Playoff History?

The Lakers wasted 46 minutes of impressive, gut-busting work by quitting 2 minutes before the game ended, thus letting the down-and-out but still hungry Oklahoma City Thunder off the ropes and into playoff lore.

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How the Lakers can beat the Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder seem to have complete control of the Lakers, but there is a way for the Lakers to beat the Thunder, a way they used to beat the Thunder just 3 weeks ago.

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Are the Lakers Still Relevant?

I really wonder if the Lakers are title contenders anymore, and here is why. In game 2 of the 1992 …

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Passing and the Read and React Offense (RGB part 4 of 5)

No matter how strong each of your 5 fingers are, they will never be able to make as powerful an impact individually as a slap, as they will together as one fist.

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If I were Phil Jackson…

If I were Phil Jackson and didn’t want to end my coaching career with a sweep, I would consider ideas …

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Shaq a Laker again?

It’s not just that Shaq wants another ring, he wants at least as many rings as Kobe, and obviously becoming a Laker again isn’t going to do that for Shaq. Then again, what better way to retire than on top, and defeating your former teammates in the process: LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Zyndruna Ilgauskas?

Surely THAT has to be as good as matching Kobe in ring count!

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An open letter to disappointed Celtics fans

The Internet has been inundated by bitter Celtics fans declaring an NBA conspiracy handed the Finals to the Lakers. One fan wrote that he is not going to ever spend his hard earned money on the NBA again.

Sigh.

I’m going to guess his “hard earned money” isn’t earned by analyzing basketball.

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