1. LA Lakers: Do Any of the Lakers' Young Players Have Star Potential?

    Whenever the 2011-12 NBA season begins, the Los Angeles Lakers will be one of the league's oldest teams, which might be an issue when it comes to the up-tempo offense new head coach Mike Brown is expected to install...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 7,249 reads 4 comments

  2. Monta Ellis: Can Jerry West Deliver Monta to the L.A. Lakers?

    Golden State Warriors shooting guard Monta Ellis ' days in the Bay Area appear to be numbered, and there has been plenty of speculation on where one of the NBA 's top 10 scorers will land if the Warriors do decide to deal him...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 7,486 reads 10 comments

  3. LA Lakers: Can the Lakers Win Another Ring with Derek Fisher as the Lead Guard?

    The NBA lockout-extended offseason has created plenty of spare time for basketball fans' imaginations to roam, and in the case of Los Angeles Lakers fans there is no shortage of questions to ponder before the games begin again...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 3,615 reads 28 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant: What More Can Kobe Do to Prove He Is a Top 5 All-Time Player?

    I recently published an article which asked if Miami Heat stars Dwyane Wade and LeBron James could eventually pass Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant on the NBA 's all-time ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 6,140 reads 117 comments

  5. L.A. Lakers: Are the 2001 Lakers the Greatest Playoff Team in NBA History?

    The 1995-96, 72-10 Chicago Bulls are, without question, the NBA 's greatest regular season team of all time, and Michael Jordan's team cemented their historical status by capping their amazing run with a NBA Finals victory...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 6,312 reads 14 comments

  6. L.A. Lakers: Do They Need to Add a Star to Win Another Ring?

    There has been plenty of speculation concerning what moves the Los Angeles Lakers might attempt to right the ship. Something needs to be done in the wake of an embarrassing sweep at the hands of the eventual NBA champion Dallas Mavericks ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 6,114 reads 37 comments

  7. Kobe vs. LeBron and D-Wade: Can Either Player Pass Kobe on the All-Time List?

    There are numerous people who feel that Miami Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have surpassed Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant as the NBA 's top player, but what ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 6,160 reads 188 comments

  8. How Would Stephen Curry Look in an L.A. Lakers Uniform?

    Most observers would agree that the Los Angeles Lakers need to upgrade the point guard position if they hope to return to the NBA Finals next season, but opinions vary wildly on what path the Lakers should take to realize that goal...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 7,453 reads 10 comments

  9. Pau Gasol: Is L.A. Lakers All-Star Still One of the NBA's Top 5 Power Forwards?

    I was recently debating a friend about Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol and where he belongs among the NBA 's top players at his position, but the conversation quickly dissolved into a pointless argument with no resolution in sight...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 5,986 reads 118 comments

  10. Kobe Bryant: Is Kobe's 81-Point Game as Important as Wilt's 100?

    On March 2, 1962, Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in an NBA contest, but it's hard to comprehend the magnitude of the event because there is no video evidence that it exists...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 1,600 reads 58 comments

  11. Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan: Who Else Can You Really Compare Them To?

    Kobe, Michael, Michael, Kobe. The debate rages on and as fans of both players continue to wage a verbal war that will never be won, it seems a little perspective has been lost through all the battles...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 7,183 reads 78 comments

  12. L.A. Lakers: Can Chris Paul or Deron Williams Restore the Franchise's Magic?

    Some fans of the Los Angeles Lakers point to the team's weakness at the point guard position as one of the primary reasons for their disappointing failure in the 2011 NBA playoffs, but advocates of that theory should review recent Lakers history...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 9,200 reads 28 comments

  13. Dwight Howard, Deron Williams: Which Player Would L.A. Lakers Fans Prefer?

    There is a belief among some Los Angeles Lakers fans that the team will be a major player in the anticipated free agent class of 2012, but there is no clear consensus on who should be the Lakers top target...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 7,321 reads 27 comments

  14. Miami Heat: Does LeBron and Wade's Talent Make Future NBA Titles Inevitable?

    The word eventual is sometimes used to describe something that is certain to happen, absent of any unforeseen circumstances, and although no one will ever consider me to be a fan ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 1,414 reads 10 comments

  15. L.A. Lakers: Will Pau Gasol Join Kobe Bryant in the NBA Hall of Fame?

    Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant has had the type of career that almost guarantees that he will be a first-ballot NBA Hall of Fame selection...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 4,690 reads 18 comments

  16. L.A. Lakers: Kobe Bryant's Non-Assault Continues Trend of Non-Basketball News

    First, Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest decided to change his name to Metta World Peace, and then center Andrew Bynum decided that his numerous knee injuries qualified him to park his BMW in spaces marked for people with disabilities...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 631 reads 4 comments

  17. L.A. Lakers: Status as the NBA's All-Time Top Franchise Is Sealed in Hate

    Fans of the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers will never come to a consensus concerning who the NBA 's all time top franchise is, but by most measures, the Lakers already own that crown, and it's sealed in hate...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 1,363 reads 21 comments

  18. Ron Artest, Matt Barnes, and Devin Ebanks: Whom Will the Lakers Keep?

    Few would argue that the biggest area of need for the Los Angeles Lakers entering the 2011-12 season is the point-guard position...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 6,561 reads 16 comments

  19. L.A. Lakers: NBA Titles Can Validate a Legacy, Unless You're Kobe Bryant

    There should not be any debate as to whether winning an NBA championship is an individual or team accomplishment, because one player can never achieve that goal alone...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 1,843 reads 29 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan: Are Jordan's Fans Intimidated by Kobe?

    Whenever Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is mentioned as one of the NBA 's all-time great shooting guards, there is always someone there to remind you that regardless of ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 24,873 reads 353 comments

  21. Matt Barnes: Was His Pro-Am Sucker Punch a Show of Toughness or Immaturity?

    Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes was recently video-taped punching a rival player in the face during a summer league pro-am game, which only adds to the growing list of ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 4,304 reads 11 comments

  22. Kobe vs. Magic: Can Kobe Bryant Ever Pass Magic Johnson in Public Opinion?

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has certainly earned a place among the top five players in franchise history, but he may never ascend to the top spot and it has nothing at all to do with his performances on the court...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 3,430 reads 81 comments

  23. LA Lakers: What Will It Really Take to Bring Dwight Howard to Hollywood?

    Most observers seem to think there is little to no chance that the Los Angeles Lakers can sign Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard once he finally becomes a free agent in the ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 7,919 reads 16 comments

  24. L.A. Lakers: Should Lamar Odom Start in Mike Brown's New Scheme?

    The 2010 FIBA World Championships were a defining moment for the United States in international basketball competition since it was the Americans' first gold medal in more than 16 years...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 5,015 reads 22 comments

  25. L.A. Lakers: Is Ron Artest's Defense Worth Another Season with the Lakers?

    I was one of the people who viewed forward Ron Artest as a definite upgrade over Trevor Ariza when the Los Angeles Lakers acquired him in the summer of 2009...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 3 years ago 2,833 reads 12 comments