1. Is Kobe a Top-5, All-Time Player If He Retires as the NBA's Greatest Scorer?

    The Los Angeles Lakers 103-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night was nothing spectacular by itself, and it only moved the under-achieving Lakers one game below ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 5,586 reads 186 comments

  2. Can Kobe's Threats and Steve Nash's Return Save the Lakers?

    It wasn't supposed to be like this. The Los Angeles Lakers were branded and USDA certified as NBA title contenders after acquiring Dwight Howard and Steve Nash during the offseason, but then the regular season began and reality set in...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 3,834 reads 10 comments

  3. Can Pau Gasol's Request for More Touches in the Paint Work with Dwight Howard?

    After being benched in the third quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers ' loss to the Memphis Grizzlies and not returning Friday night, forward Pau Gasol said after the game that ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 4,995 reads 45 comments

  4. Pau Gasol for Josh Smith Is Still a Good Deal for the Lakers and the Hawks

    Kelly Dwyer of Yahoo! Sports recently wrote about Kobe Bryant 's comments about Pau Gasol and his tendency to loaf up the court. While rushing to defend Gasol, Dwyer only fueled the false perceptions about the team's struggles...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 14,589 reads 126 comments

  5. Kobe Bryant Casually Sums Up Why the Lakers Should Trade Pau Gasol

    According to a Dailynews .com article , the Los Angeles Lakers questioned forward Pau Gasol 's conditioning following the the team's lethargic loss to the Sacramento Kings ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 26,800 reads 97 comments

  6. Kobe Bryant Might Win His 2nd MVP Award but D'Antoni's Lakers Are Not Contenders

    New Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni spoke of his desire to bring Showtime back to Los Angeles during his introductory news conference, and privately he told players that the team should be scoring 110 points per game...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 6,175 reads 67 comments

  7. Can Kobe, D12's Substance Counter Mike D'Antoni's Style?

    Steve Nash is probably the happiest NBA player on the planet after the Los Angeles Lakers announced that Mike D' Antoni will be the newest coach of the Lakers...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 1,041 reads 6 comments

  8. Scottie Pippen Can Be Good for the Lakers and Great for Devin Ebanks

    Phil Jackson will more than likely be the newest coach of the Los Angeles Lakers for the third time on Monday, and it looks like he might be bringing a very familiar cast of characters back to join him...

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  9. Sorry Kobe, but Phil Jackson's Return Is Not a Cure-All for the Lakers

    If ESPN is correct , there is a good chance that Phil Jackson will be announced as the newest coach of the Los Angeles Lakers sometime on Monday, but before Lakers fans start dreaming ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 2,099 reads 19 comments

  10. Is Steve Nash a Square Peg in Phil Jackson's Triangle Offense?

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has left no doubt as to who he feels should be the next coach of the Lakers , and according to ESPN , the franchise and former coach Phil Jackson ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 4,436 reads 21 comments

  11. Mike D'Antoni Can Bring Showtime Back to the Lakers, but Can He Win a Title?

    Mike Brown was never really a good fit as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers , and it should come as no surprise that the team decided to sever ties with Brown on Friday...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 4,051 reads 15 comments

  12. Dwight Howard, Steve Nash's Struggles Go Deeper Than the Princeton Offense

    Even after an 0-3 start, there is still an air of guarded optimism surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers . Common theory suggests that a roster with Kobe Bryant , Dwight Howard , Steve Nash and Pau Gasol will eventually figure it out...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 12,995 reads 66 comments

  13. Are the L.A. Lakers Still a Great Team Without Kobe Bryant?

    According to CBSsports there is a chance that Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant could miss the team's opener with the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, but there is no real ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 5,785 reads 43 comments

  14. Do the L.A. Lakers Need a Great Bench to Win the 2013 NBA Title?

    Dwight's Howard's successful, earlier-than-expected return during the 2012 NBA preseason has answered some of the Los Angeles Lakers ' questions concerning chemistry, because while ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 4,139 reads 24 comments

  15. Devin Ebanks or Darius Morris: Will Either Player Have an Impact This Season?

    According to Marc Stein of ESPN , the Los Angeles Lakers are actively shopping backup point guards Steve Blake and Chris Duhon...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 5,196 reads 52 comments

  16. Would the L.A. Lakers Risk Losing Kobe Bryant to Get LeBron James?

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant recently told Ken Berger of CBSsports that it was highly likely that he would retire when his current contract expires in 2014, and according to Brian Windhorst at ESPN...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 11,954 reads 65 comments

  17. Los Angeles Lakers: Why Smush Parker Won His Feud with Kobe Bryant

    The Los Angeles Lakers are about to embark on the most anticipated regular season in the history of the franchise, but right now all anybody can do is talk about the brewing feud between Kobe Bryant and former Laker guard Smush Parker...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 22,153 reads 81 comments

  18. Does Kobe Bryant Need More Than Two Years to Catch Michael Jordan?

    In a recent interview with Ken Berger of CBSSports.com , Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant implied that his window as a professional player has been reduced to two years due ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 10,918 reads 120 comments

  19. Steve Blake or Chris Duhon: Who Should Back Up Steve Nash?

    According to the OCRegister , Los Angeles Lakers ' point guard Steve Blake may have a slight edge over Chris Duhon when it comes to backing up starter Steve Nash, based on his previous experience with the team...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 9,551 reads 91 comments

  20. Is Shaq Afraid That Dwight Howard Will Be a Better Laker Than Him?

    Shaquille O'Neal no longer punishes opposing centers in the paint, but he still likes to dish out abuse via sound byte, and that criticism is usually directed at new Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 6,882 reads 112 comments

  21. Los Angeles Lakers: Comparisons to the 2003-04 Team Are Not a Bad Thing

    According to Yahoo! Sports , during the Los Angeles Lakers media day star guard Kobe Bryant called the current version of his team the most talented that he has ever played on...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 7,246 reads 12 comments

  22. Why Dwight Howard's Early Return Boosts the Lakers Title Hopes

    Most Los Angeles Lakers fans thought newly acquired center Dwight Howard would miss several weeks of the regular season recovering from back surgery. But according to Yahoo! Sports , Howard is aiming to return for the Oct...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 8,518 reads 22 comments

  23. Is Derrick Rose Really Better Than Kobe Bryant Right Now?

    If you haven't heard, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant once again failed to crack ESPN' s top five in their player rankings, but what makes this year's list even more interesting ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 9,975 reads 131 comments

  24. Can Kobe Bryant Shoot 50 Percent Next Season with Steve Nash at the Point?

    The Los Angeles Lakers can expect their offensive efficiency as a team to improve in 2012-13 with Steve Nash running the point, but he should make life a lot easier on the offensive end of the floor for his superstar teammates, as well...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 10,656 reads 424 comments

  25. Will Kobe Bryant Determine Dwight Howard's Future with the L.A. Lakers?

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant knew his team would make a play for Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard , and according to Kevin Durant, Bryant shared this bit of wisdom in July during practice for the 2012 Summer Olympics...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 8,056 reads 45 comments