1. Why Jordan Hill Must Start over Chris Kaman Alongside Pau Gasol for Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers made a smart move by signing center Chris Kaman after Dwight Howard left town, but only if this means Kaman will be the first big man off the bench behind Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 1 year ago 7,245 reads 28 comments

  2. Can Steve Nash Revive His Reputation as a Top-10 Point Guard in the NBA?

    If the Los Angeles Lakers hope to qualify for the 2014 NBA postseason, point guard Steve Nash must play like he is still one of the top 10 lead guards in the league...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 1 year ago 10,185 reads 91 comments

  3. Are LA Lakers Fans Expecting Too Much from Wesley Johnson and Nick Young?

    There are some Los Angeles Lakers fans who feel that the Lakers actually got better by losing center Dwight Howard in free agency, but to be realistic that only counts when it comes to chemistry...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 1 year ago 11,240 reads 42 comments

  4. Can Pau Gasol Become a Top-10 Player Again for LA Lakers in 2013-14?

    All signs point to a big year from Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol during the 2013-14 NBA regular season, but can Gasol elevate his game to the level it was from 2008-11? ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 1 year ago 3,082 reads 37 comments

  5. Can Kobe Bryant Return as Elite NBA Star at 35 Years Old?

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant had defied Father Time and managed to remain among the NBA 's elite players despite being 34 years old, and then he tore his Achilles tendon against the Golden State Warriors and everything changed...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 1 year ago 13,810 reads 134 comments

  6. What 2013-14 Los Angeles Lakers Must Do to Make Playoffs and Exceed Expectations

    The Los Angeles Lakers may not be as bad as everyone thinks they will be during the 2013-14 NBA regular season, but will they be good enough to qualify for the playoffs and truly ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 1 year ago 9,681 reads 41 comments

  7. LA Lakers Ushering In Post-Kobe Era Isn't as Easy as You Think

    The Los Angeles Lakers will never replace Kobe Bryant . And once that nugget of truth becomes reality for legions of Lakers' fans, they will understand that ushering in the post-Kobe era isn't as easy as you think...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 1 year ago 10,989 reads 61 comments

  8. Will Frustrated Lakers Fans Jump Ship onto Clippers Bandwagon En Masse?

    The Los Angeles Clippers will be the best team in Hollywood during the 2013-14 NBA season, but that doesn't mean legions of frustrated Lakers fans will turn in their purple and gold for blue and red...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 1 year ago 5,698 reads 123 comments

  9. Breaking Down Why LA Lakers Are Preserving 2014 Cap Space Above Everything

    The Los Angeles Lakers franchise didn't die when Dwight Howard decided to take his talents to Houston , and for legions of Lakers detractors who suggest otherwise, simply look no further than the summer of 2014...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 1 year ago 21,394 reads 56 comments

  10. Biggest Reasons LA Lakers Are Preserving Cap Space for 2014

    The 2013-14 NBA regular season is not looking too good for the Los Angeles Lakers . In the aftermath of the Dwight Howard fiasco, the Lakers did manage to sign center Chris ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 1 year ago 32,088 reads 109 comments

  11. How Much Blame Does Kobe Bryant Deserve For Lakers' Whiff on Dwight Howard?

    Dwight Howard is a Los Angeles Laker no more, and there are a number of reasons why he may have decided to take his talents to Houston instead of trying to become the next great center for a franchise that has defined the position...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 1 year ago 42,164 reads 420 comments

  12. Is Andrew Bynum the Lakers' Best Option If Dwight Howard Leaves?

    The Dwight Howard sweepstakes has reached the critical stages, and according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne , things don't look too good for the Los Angeles Lakers...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 1 year ago 28,630 reads 82 comments

  13. Breaking Down What LA Lakers Can Offer Dwight Howard That Other Teams Can't

    According to ESPNLA , Lakers center Dwight Howard will make his decision on July 10th, and on that Wednesday, the NBA world will be treated to the most riveting free-agency development since LeBron James ' "decision...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 1 year ago 19,621 reads 124 comments

  14. Does Dwight Howard Need the Lakers More Than LA Needs Him?

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant thinks that teammate Dwight Howard will ultimately decide to stay with the Lakers when his final free-agency decision is made...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 1 year ago 11,324 reads 39 comments

  15. Is Dwight Howard's Legacy Better Tied to Kobe Bryant or James Harden?

    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard will make a decision in the near future that will shape the rest of his legacy. Unfortunately, the fact that Howard even feels like a choice is necessary should be telling...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about over 1 year ago 8,279 reads 98 comments

  16. Should Phil Jackson Eventually End Up in the LA Lakers Front Office?

    It seems unlikely that Phil Jackson will ride into Los Angeles and save the mess that has become the Lakers , but there is still a possibility Jackson can have a hand in reviving the franchise—just not from the sidelines...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about over 1 year ago 19,417 reads 60 comments

  17. Ranking Potential Replacements for Mike D'Antoni as LA Lakers Head Coach

    At some point, the Los Angeles Lakers will realize they made a mistake in hiring head coach Mike D'Antoni . The only thing undecided is whether that epiphany will come sooner or later...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about over 1 year ago 13,604 reads 45 comments

  18. Who Needs Who More: Lakers or Dwight Howard?

    Dwight Howard may choose to sign with the Dallas Mavericks or Houston Rockets during the NBA 's free-agency signing period, but if Howard does choose to take his talents anywhere ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about over 1 year ago 7,192 reads 71 comments

  19. Is Dwight Howard the Right Star to Lead LA Lakers into Unclear Future?

    The Los Angeles Lakers are hoping their ability to offer center Dwight Howard more money than any other team, along with the chance to lead one of the NBA 's most storied franchises, will be enough to persuade him to stay in Los Angeles...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about over 1 year ago 21,994 reads 211 comments

  20. Has Phil Jackson Settled the Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan Debate?

    Former Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson didn't exactly come out and say that former Bulls' legend Michael Jordan is a better player than Kobe Bryant in excerpts from his book according to ESPN...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about over 1 year ago 12,889 reads 98 comments

  21. 5 Teams Guaranteed to Have an Interest in Trading for Pau Gasol

    I'm not sure which direction the Los Angeles Lakers will take when it comes to the future of forward Pau Gasol , but if he is made available this offseason, there are at least a few teams that would be interested in acquiring the Spaniard...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about over 1 year ago 36,308 reads 122 comments

  22. Pros and Cons of LA Lakers Becoming Dwight Howard's Team

    If Dwight Howard chooses to sign the maximum contract offer the Los Angeles Lakers will present to him some time this summer it will send a clear message that the future of the franchise rests wholly on his shoulders...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about over 1 year ago 16,130 reads 70 comments

  23. Way-Too-Early Predictions for the Top 10 2013 NBA Free Agents

    It may seem silly to make a list of the top 10 2013 NBA free agents when this year's league champion has yet to be determined, at least until you consider that none of the most prized targets in this summer's sweepstakes are competing at the moment...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about over 1 year ago 8,128 reads 10 comments

  24. Is This the Steve Nash LA Lakers Will See Again Next Season?

    Due to injuries Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash only managed to start 50 games during the 2012-13 regular season, yet he still averaged 12.7 points and 6.7 assists while shooting 49...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about over 1 year ago 13,962 reads 94 comments

  25. Stephen Curry vs. Tony Parker Is the Best Matchup These Playoffs Have to Offer

    Stephen Curry and Tony Parker are the top two point guards remaining in the NBA postseason. When the second-round series between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about over 1 year ago 483 reads 153 comments