All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Los Angeles Lakers’

The Lakers’ Road is getting harder and harder

Phil Jackson often uses the metaphor of a journey when he talks about winning a championship. Using his metaphor, the …

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Artest for Ariza?! What were the Lakers thinking?!!!

During the 2009 NBA Playoffs: Trevor Ariza shot 50% from the floor. Ron Artest shot 39%. Trevor Ariza shot 48% from the arc. Ron Artest shot 28%. Trevor Ariza made clutch defensive stops again and again for the Lakers. Ron Artest, a supposed lock down defender, made boneheaded decisions that resulted in technical fouls and ejections. Trevor Ariza knows the intricacies of the triangle offense and is productive in it. Ron Artest doesn’t, and frankly doesn’t have a reputation for being the brightest bulb in the ceiling. Trevor Ariza is young and getting better. Ron Artest is declining. Ron Artest is a stronger BRAND name than Trevor Ariza, but Trevor is the better player — especially for the Lakers.

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Dynasty for Sale or Rent

Maybe beating Orlando was the easy part. The hard part might be bringing the band back together next year. Because …

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What Makes a Champion?

With the Lakers up 3-1 in the 2009 NBA Finals, and 1 win away from history, it feels as if …

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Orlando, I’ve got some good news, and some bad news…

— THE GOOD NEWS FOR ORLANDO — The good news for the Orlando Magic is they can play like that …

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Game 3: How did the Magic do it? And can they do it again?

— NBA FINALS WORST TO NBA FINALS BEST?! — The Magic went from shooting 29.9% in game 1, to setting …

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From Master of Panic to Master of Panacea

panacea [pan-a-see-a] Noun a remedy for all diseases or problems [Greek pan- all + akes remedy] There is a lot …

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The Disney Derby: Analyzing Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Finals

It’s Disney World verses Disney Land… — MONSTERS, INC. — Orlando is 35-7 when they lead their opponents in rebounding. …

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Why Phil Jackson may win his 10 championship this year

“I am saying it today and today only,” reads the tweet from Shaquille O’Neal. “I want kobe bryant to get …

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Why Stan Van Gundy MAY win his first Championship this year

This is the first article of a two part series; the NEXT article will be titled “Why Phil Jackson may …

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