1. Sorry Dwight Howard, but You Will Have to Earn Your Love as an L.A. Laker

    So, all Dwight Howard really wants is to be loved. After all the hand-wringing, flip-flopping and soul searching that Howard forced us to endure, it's comforting to know that love was the root of all his troubles...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 2 years ago 3,128 reads 24 comments

  2. Steve Nash May Not Know Defense, but He Will Lead a Great Defensive Team

    Defense has not played a big role in the career of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash, but ironically Nash will helm one of the NBA 's top defensive teams next season if fellow new-comer Dwight Howard returns healthy...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 2 years ago 12,639 reads 43 comments

  3. Can You Blame Mark Cuban and Other Fans for Hoping the LA Lakers Fail?

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban became the latest person to question the chemistry of the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers , going as far as to suggest that one of the team's new superstars may not even want to be there...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 2 years ago 7,064 reads 65 comments

  4. Are Steve Nash and Pau Gasol Still Top 5 Players at Their Respective Positions?

    Once Dwight Howard is finally healthy he will join one of the most formidable lineups in NBA history, one that features three other players who will likely join Howard one day in the league's Hall of Fame...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 2 years ago 8,523 reads 184 comments

  5. L.A. Lakers: Nash, Bryant's Offense Is More Important Than Perimeter Defense

    There are numerous reasons the new and improved Los Angeles Lakers could fail to qualify for the 2013 NBA Finals, but contrary to popular opinion poor perimeter defense is not one of them...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 2 years ago 10,845 reads 70 comments

  6. LA Lakers: Kobe Bryant Can Still Be a Top-5 Player, with Dwight Howard's Help

    When the trade that brought Dwight Howard to Los Angeles was first announced, some analysts immediately began to question how Kobe Bryant would impact Howard's experience as a Laker, but Howard's impact on Bryant may be just as interesting...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 2 years ago 15,661 reads 212 comments

  7. 5 Reasons the L.A. Lakers Won't Win the 2013 NBA Title and 5 Reasons They Will

    The Los Angeles Lakers certainly improved their chances of reaching the 2013 NBA Finals by acquiring Steve Nash and Dwight Howard during the offseason, but there are a number of ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 2 years ago 798 reads 134 comments

  8. L.A. Lakers: Does Steve Nash's Defense Matter as Long as Howard Has His Back?

    Steve Nash and defense are rarely used in the same sentence unless someone is discussing Nash's obvious lack of interest in the art after watching him getting badly beaten off the dribble...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 2 years ago 7,366 reads 93 comments

  9. LA Lakers: Durant and Bosh Turn on the Mind Games, Turn Up the Pressure for LA

    First, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh broke the unison of silence from NBA stars regarding the Los Angeles Lakers ' acquisition of center Dwight Howard and how it potentially ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 2 years ago 3,895 reads 33 comments

  10. L.A. Lakers: The Lakers Are 2013 Title Favorites, According to Chris Bosh

    Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is known for giving honest interviews and wearing his emotions on his sleeve, but the 2012 NBA champion raised more than a few eyebrows by voicing ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 2 years ago 7,184 reads 76 comments

  11. L.A. Lakers: Can Dwight Howard Handle Walking in Shaquille O'Neal's Footsteps?

    Shaquille O'Neal has never been one to mince words when it comes to his opinion of Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard , and the newest superstar member of the Lakers should ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 2 years ago 10,810 reads 51 comments

  12. Los Angeles Lakers: Will Chemistry Really Be a Concern for Star-Studded Lineup?

    TNT analyst Kenny Smith recently pegged the Miami Heat as his NBA title favorites entering the 2012-13 season, and he cited the notion that Miami boasts three of the top five players at their positions to bolster his argument...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 2 years ago 7,861 reads 83 comments

  13. Dwight Howard: Will Kobe Bryant's Impact Lead Him to Greatness or Free Agency?

    Michael Wilbon of ESPN feels that Dwight Howard is very lucky to be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers , and the franchise's illustrious history certainly supports his theory...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about almost 2 years ago 8,326 reads 44 comments

  14. Do the 2012 Los Angeles Lakers Have More Potential Than the 2010 Miami Heat?

    The Los Angeles Lakers ' ability to acquire Dwight Howard , Steve Nash and Antawn Jamison during the offseason was every bit as impressive as the Miami Heat 's free agency coup ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 10,161 reads 113 comments

  15. L.A. Lakers: Can Gasol, Hill Hold the Lakers Up While Howard Is Down?

    When the euphoria from the Los Angeles Lakers' recent acquisition of center Dwight Howard finally begins to subside, the reality will slowly sink in that there is no real timetable for the center's return from offseason back surgery...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 9,331 reads 40 comments

  16. Dwight Howard to Lakers: Do You Think Kevin Durant and LeBron James Noticed?

    Team USA's semifinal victory over Argentina in the 2012 Summer Olympics and their impending showdown with Pau Gasol and Spain in the gold-medal game wasn't the only topic of discussion on Friday, according to Marc Stein of ESPN...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 17,859 reads 116 comments

  17. Dwight Howard to Lakers: Should They Re-Visit a Pau Gasol-for-Josh Smith Trade?

    The Los Angeles Lakers have had an offseason that rivals LeBron James ' infamous decision of 2010 that led him to the sunny shores of South Beach by adding Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to their roster...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 12,940 reads 127 comments

  18. Dwight Howard to Lakers: LA Not Title Lock, Closer Than Your Favorite Team

    Honest NBA fans of any teams will tell you that the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder are the odds-on favorites to reach the 2013 NBA Finals, especially since it seems as though everyone is now a fan of the Heat or Thunder...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 5,564 reads 123 comments

  19. Lakers Trade Rumors: Bynum for Howard Is Good, but Keeping Gasol Is Better

    ESPN's Chris Broussard is reporting that all the speculation concerning Orlando center Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers has finally come to an end, and Howard will ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 15,640 reads 156 comments

  20. L.A. Lakers: Howard for Bynum and Gasol May Be Another Rumor Gone Wild

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo! Sports, the Los Angeles Lakers are once again involved in serious trade discussions with the Orlando Magic for center Dwight Howard ...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 3,085 reads 15 comments

  21. L.A. Lakers: Does Leandro Barbosa or Kenyon Martin Bring Them Closer to a Title?

    If you ask any number of Los Angeles Lakers fans what is the team's greatest area of need when it comes to competing for the 2013 NBA championship, the majority of them will probably say additional outside shooting...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 15,922 reads 64 comments

  22. Do the L.A. Lakers Have the NBA's Top Backcourt and Frontcourt Without Howard?

    There has not been much news lately on the Dwight Howard front. The teams vying for his services may be faced with the very real possibility that Orlando is resigned to starting the season with Howard on the roster...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 24,701 reads 142 comments

  23. Can Nash, Jamison and the Princeton Offense Lead the L.A Lakers to the Finals?

    The Los Angeles Lakers managed to sign point guard Steve Nash in a major deal and forward Antawn Jamison in a minor one, and according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Lakers are switching their offense as well...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 5,716 reads 16 comments

  24. Bynum vs. Howard: Will Bynum Be Better Than Howard Next Season?

    The Orlando Magic seem prepared to start the 2012-13 regular season with center Dwight Howard on the roster—and for the Los Angeles Lakers, that might not be a bad thing...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 205 reads 63 comments

  25. L.A. Lakers: Can Antawn Jamison Help Fans Forget Lamar Odom?

    Lost in the good feelings of the recent Steve Nash signing and the constant Dwight Howard speculation is the fact that the Los Angeles Lakers managed to acquire their most prolific bench scorer in some time...

    Hadarii Jones Written by Hadarii Jones about 2 years ago 79 reads 33 comments