1. L.A. Lakers: Why Kobe Bryant Plus Monta Ellis Equals a Bad Idea

    On paper the rumored trade between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors that would bring guard Monta Ellis to Hollywood looks great from a Lakers fan perspective, ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 5,629 reads 35 comments

  2. Andrew Bynum: Can the L.A. Lakers Center Still Be an NBA Star?

    Can you imagine how good Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum could be if fate had not chose to deal him a hand that was loaded with a string of future injuries When I first ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 4,076 reads 40 comments

  3. Shannon Brown: Should the L.A. Lakers Trade Him or Trust in His Potential?

    Potential can be a tricky thing when it comes to speculating on how good any player can really be, because on one hand you have players like Orlando center Dwight Howard who ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 57 reads 23 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade: Has Wade Surpassed Bryant as the NBA's Top 2 Guard?

    When it comes to ranking shooting guards in the NBA, the argument usually begins and ends with Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 72 reads 100 comments

  5. NBA Finals 2011: Miami's Defense To Offense Could Make This a Short Series

    The 2011 NBA Finals series has plenty of intriguing details that should add plenty of spice to what should be a pretty interesting matchup between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 3,409 reads 20 comments

  6. L.A. Lakers: Was Mike Brown's Hiring a Direct Shot at Kobe Bryant and Jackson?

    Most fans of the Los Angeles Lakers knew there were some big changes on the horizon after the Lakers were embarrassingly swept out of the 2011 NBA Playoffs by the Dallas Mavericks ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 2,400 reads 8 comments

  7. Miami Heat: It's Extremely Difficult to Hate LeBron James Right Now

    There are few people who would ever consider me to be one of Miami Heat forward LeBron James ' biggest fans, but for those of you who can still find a way to criticize him in ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 4,506 reads 108 comments

  8. L.A. Lakers, Boston Celtics: Which Team Makes It Back to the NBA Finals First?

    The 2011 NBA Finals will not include either the Boston Celtics or the Los Angeles Lakers , and as the rest of the league rejoices at the thought of a Finals series that doesn't ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 4,148 reads 34 comments

  9. Chris Paul, Deron Williams: Which Guard is a Better Fit for the L.A. Lakers?

    After an emphatic and embarrassing loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers will likely take a nice long look at their roster, and the first place management's gaze will fall is likely at the point guard position...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 7,718 reads 70 comments

  10. L.A. Lakers: Mike Brown Would Be a Great Pick If He Never Worked in Cleveland

    Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown was recently named as the choice to succeed retiring Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson, and all I can say is really? If the Lakers ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 1,543 reads 8 comments

  11. L.A. Lakers: Have Kobe Bryant's Name and Fame Outgrown His Game?

    A fellow B/R writer whom I admire and respect recently commented on an article I penned, and his opinion concerning Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his performance in the 2011 NBA Playoffs was shocking to say the least...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 22,851 reads 152 comments

  12. L.A. Lakers: Is Any Laker Besides Kobe Bryant Safe This Offseason?

    It would be easy to recite the long list of things the Los Angeles Lakers did wrong in their surprising four-game sweep against the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 3,666 reads 19 comments

  13. L.A. Lakers: Maybe Mitch Kupchak Should Have Waited for the Other Gasol

    Some people say hindsight is 20/20, and if the cliche is true, then now would be a good time to reflect on the early 2008 deal that brought Pau Gasol to Los Angeles in what some considered to be a case of pure thievery...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 3,565 reads 41 comments

  14. Lakers, Celtics: 2010 NBA Finalists Are Down, but Are They Out?

    The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics were the 2010 NBA championship finalists, but their respective conference semifinal debuts raised serious doubts as to whether they could resume their epic postseason rivalry yet again...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 2,886 reads 25 comments

  15. Kobe Bryant: Deferring to Andrew Bynum Will Reveal His True Greatness

    Everyone knows Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is a great scorer. Bryant ranks among the NBA 's top 10 scorers of all time, he has scored more points than anyone else ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 1,623 reads 4 comments

  16. 2011 NBA Playoffs: The Spurs Were Exposed as Pretenders, Is Chicago Next?

    Friday night the San Antonio Spurs became only the second team to lose as a one seed in the NBA Playoffs since the league expanded the first round to seven games as they lost in Game Six to the Memphis Grizzlies 99-91...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 4,625 reads 37 comments

  17. Dallas Mavericks: Is Dirk Nowitzki the NBA's Most Overrated Superstar?

    When it comes to overrated NBA superstars I have heard the term applied to players such as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 5,618 reads 123 comments

  18. Dwight Howard: Is the Magic's First Round Loss a Good Sign for the Lakers?

    There is a chance that the Dwight Howard era may have come to an end with the Orlando Magic's first-round loss to the Atlanta Hawks in the 2011 NBA Playoffs, but that probably depends on where you get your information...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 12,835 reads 52 comments

  19. Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul: Are They Still the NBA's Top Players at Their Position?

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and New Orleans point guard Chris Paul were the headliners in their first round playoff series, and for years many observers have considered them to be the top players at their respective positions...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 1,599 reads 34 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki: Historic Matchup Will Not Live Up to Its Billing

    It's hard to believe, but when the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks face each other in the Western Conference Semifinals, it will be the first time that stars Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki have squared off in the postseason...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 2,838 reads 20 comments

  21. L.A. Lakers: Who Goes First for Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol or Andrew Bynum?

    In order for the Los Angeles Lakers to remain a relevant NBA franchise in the future, general manager Mitch Kupchak and owner Jerry Buss must deal with some difficult issues in the coming months...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 23,137 reads 94 comments

  22. NBA Playoffs 2011: Can Chris Paul Beat Kobe Bryant and the LA Lakers by Himself?

    It's obviously clear what the Los Angeles Lakers need to do in order to prevail in their first round playoff series with the New Orleans Hornets, but apparently containing point guard Chris Paul is much more difficult than it seems...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 1,146 reads 32 comments

  23. Kobe Bryant or Andrew Bynum: Who Should Be the Lakers 1st Offensive Option?

    Before Game 3 of the Los Angeles Lakers first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Hornets , coach Phil Jackson said he appreciated the fact that guard Kobe Bryant ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 2,024 reads 22 comments

  24. Stephen Curry or Jrue Holiday: Who Is the NBA's Sophomore of the Year?

    The NBA does not have a postseason award for the league's top second year player, but if it did, who would be the leading candidates to receive that honor this season? Sacramento ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 3,373 reads 30 comments

  25. NBA Playoffs: Pau Gasol Should Be Ashamed After Watching Andrew Bynum

    Every step Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum takes on the court could literally be his last, but the young player surely doesn't perform like it...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 3 years ago 2,491 reads 22 comments