1. Does Kobe Bryant Have the Legs to Run Mike Brown's New Offense for LA Lakers?

    When the NBA lockout ends and the games finally begin, the Los Angeles Lakers will be one of the league's most talented and experienced teams—and also one of the oldest...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 3,103 reads 6 comments

  2. NBA Lockout: Can Stephon Marbury Really Criticize Michael Jordan?

    There have been numerous people eager to offer their opinions concerning the NBA 's labor issues, but one of the most interesting and curious perspectives may have come from former league player Stephon Marbury ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 1,274 reads 11 comments

  3. Deron Williams vs Dwight Howard: What the Los Angeles Lakers Want and Truly Need

    Whenever the NBA lockout ends, the final product that emerges from the chaos will no doubt change the financial landscape and structure of the league forever, but how much will ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 7,128 reads 21 comments

  4. Pau Gasol: Is Lakers All-Star Quietly Still the NBA's Top Power Forward?

    The NBA 's group of elite power forwards may not be as deep as the league's elite point guards, but during the 2010-11 season they may have proved they are just as strong at the top...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 5,057 reads 68 comments

  5. Shaq vs. Kobe Feud: Is Shaq Jealous of Kobe's Legacy and Career?

    Shaquille O'Neal 's new tell-all autobiography doesn't really reveal much that we haven't heard before, except for the part about Shaq allegedly telling former teammate Kobe Bryant that he would kill him...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 8,960 reads 125 comments

  6. LeBron James Is the NBA's Top Player, But Can He Prove It in the Playoffs?

    ESPN's ranking of the NBA's top 500 players may have generated plenty of controversy among basketball fans, especially those who favor purple and gold, but it's hard to argue with the network's choice for the top spot...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 959 reads 8 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant vs. Jerry West: Do Career Numbers Favor West over Kobe?

    Popular theory says Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will soon surpass Magic Johnson as the greatest player in the history of the franchise, if he hasn't already, but there ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 2,259 reads 111 comments

  8. Kobe vs. Shaq: Shaq's Book Proves the River of Immaturity Flows Both Ways

    The residue of a painful relationship apparently still lingers between former Los Angeles Lakers teammates Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 346 reads 16 comments

  9. Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis: Do the Warriors Have a Top 5 Backcourt?

    The Golden State Warriors ' duo of Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis was the NBA 's highest scoring backcourt during the 2010-11 season, but does its combined 42...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 2,647 reads 5 comments

  10. LeBron James: LeBron Is No Michael Jordan, and He's Not Magic Either

    There was a time not too long ago when some people speculated that Miami Heat forward LeBron James had a chance to be as good or better than Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 4,200 reads 88 comments

  11. Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James: The Difference Between Skill and Ability

    Most unbiased NBA fans will agree that Miami Heat forward LeBron James is the game's top performer, but does that also mean that he is the game's most skilled player? Fans ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 13,543 reads 66 comments

  12. Kobe Bryant: 5 Reasons You Will Miss Him When He's Gone

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has been the subject of praise, ridicule, adoration and scorn, but sometime during the next few seasons the most polarizing player the sport has ever seen will finally hang up his sneakers and call it a career...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 7,239 reads 47 comments

  13. Stephen Curry: Can Mark Jackson Turn Curry into a Top 5 Point Guard?

    Stephen Curry has spent the early part of his career under the tutelage of the defenseless Don Nelson and the clueless Keith Smart. Now Curry will embark on a new journey with the Golden State Warriors rookie head coach Mark Jackson...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 2,197 reads 6 comments

  14. Kobe vs. Shaq: Is Kobe's Resentment of Shaq Due to Regret?

    After the Los Angeles Lakers won their third NBA championship in a row under Phil Jackson in 2002, former Lakers great Magic Johnson said that he could see the combination of ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 7,069 reads 23 comments

  15. Kobe Bryant: Do Kobe's Fans Really Believe He Is Still the NBA's Top Player?

    ESPN has been generating quite a bit of discussion with it's recent ranking of the NBA 's top 500 players, and in the opinion of many Los Angeles Lakers fans, star guard Kobe Bryant 's placement at seventh on the list is a crime...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 5,922 reads 204 comments

  16. Kobe Bryant vs. ESPN: Are There Really 6 Players Better Than Kobe?

    ESPN and TrueHoop recently released a list of their top 500 players, and to some observers' surprise Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant was found to be the league's seventh-best player...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 3,010 reads 78 comments

  17. The Shannon Brown Dilemma: How Will the L.A. Lakers Resolve This Situation?

    When the NBA lockout ends and regular business resumes, the Los Angeles Lakers will face a number of issues whose resolution will greatly impact the future of their franchise...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 4,829 reads 17 comments

  18. Kobe Bryant: Should Kobe Place His Faith in Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol?

    According to HoopsWorld, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant recently spoke to a UC Santa Barbara psychology class and was asked if he had the chance, what NBA superstar would he most like to play with...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 1,268 reads 9 comments

  19. Magic Johnson vs. Michael Jordan: Who Has Done More for the Game of Basketball?

    Former Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson and former Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan are the two players I hear discussed most often when it comes to the NBA 's greatest players of all time...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 638 reads 3 comments

  20. L.A. Lakers Centers vs. Guards: Who Deserves More Credit for Recent NBA Titles?

    The one constant in all of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA Championships since 1971 has been the presence of a great center and superior perimeter players...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 1,264 reads 4 comments

  21. Kobe Bryant: Can the LA Lakers Star Win Another MVP Trophy?

    Mission: Impossible was one of my favorite television series during the 1970s and 80s, and my captivation with the show began when this famous phrase was repeated each week: "Your mission if you choose to accept it...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 4,206 reads 28 comments

  22. Andrew Bynum vs. Greg Oden: Who Would Be the Better Center Minus Injuries?

    Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum and Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden share a few similar traits, such as relative youth, size, status as franchise centers and ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 4,871 reads 21 comments

  23. Kobe Bryant vs. Dwyane Wade: Will Wade Even Be a Top 10 All-Time Player?

    There are some people who feel that Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade has passed Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant as the league's best scoring guard, and although that ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 9,294 reads 221 comments

  24. Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol: Frontcourt Duo More Important Than Kobe Bryant?

    Contrary to some people's opinions, the Los Angeles Lakers will contend for next season's NBA championship because they still have Kobe Bryant, and more importantly, the Lakers ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 4,146 reads 14 comments

  25. Brian Shaw vs. Mike Brown: Was It Time for the L.A. Lakers to Kill the Triangle?

    Some Los Angeles Lakers fans have embraced the surprise hiring of Mike Brown over Phil Jackson 's assumed successor Brian Shaw, and a friend and fellow follower of the Lakers even compared it to going out on a blind date...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 1,360 reads 2 comments