1. Lakers Shouldn't Fear Spurs, Celtics Come Playoff Time

    Phil Jackson's two three-peat championship teams triumphed minus home-court edge in the finals. Tim Duncan might as well be getting long on the tooth, but most from his enviable supporting cast isn't...

    Mark Ogarte Written by Mark Ogarte about over 3 years ago 623 reads 3 comments

  2. Charles Barkley's Criticism of Kobe Bryant Was Wrong

    According to an article by Chris Tomasson of fanhouse.com, Charles Barkley bashed LeBron James, saying his legacy would take a "serious hit" should he fail to win multiple titles...

    Mark Ogarte Written by Mark Ogarte about almost 4 years ago 15,077 reads 75 comments

  3. 2010 NBA Champions: Kobe Bryant Not Perfect, but He's Definitely the Finals MVP

    Five NBA championships, a regular season Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, and a pair of Finals best player hardware—glittering accomplishments that, for the most part, obscure the candid truth that Kobe Bryant is still a work in progress until now.

    Mark Ogarte Written by Mark Ogarte about 4 years ago 2,332 reads 4 comments

  4. LeBron James for NBA MVP? Kobe Bryant Could Care Less

    Speculation can be empowering and relatively snarky. The same goes for the consideration a prodigy from Ohio has been receiving in connection to the "most valuable and best player in the world" ...

    Mark Ogarte Written by Mark Ogarte about over 4 years ago 1,539 reads 32 comments

  5. Celtics Did It Again at The Expense Of The Lakers

    Now we know, after being dropped inside the shoe of those past frustrated hopefuls, how it must have felt back then battling those dreadful demons from Beantown Laker fans of today's generation ...

    Mark Ogarte Written by Mark Ogarte about 6 years ago 385 reads 1 comments

  6. Andrew Bynum's Return Could Equal a Laker Crown in 2009

    The Lakers were throttled once again at the hands of the mighty Boston Celtics. Tuesday night's game was a classic Boston throbbing of a Los Angeles basketball team on a world championship stage...

    Mark Ogarte Written by Mark Ogarte about 6 years ago 1,143 reads 0 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant and David Cook: The Comeback Kings

    Oddly picked on by the American Idol judges, being clearly the underdog in their song duel finale at the Nokia Theatre, David Cook came right back to beat sensational counterpart David Archuleta to conquer the seventh American Idol singing competition...

    Mark Ogarte Written by Mark Ogarte about 6 years ago 1,168 reads 0 comments

  8. Lakers-Spurs and David Archuleta-David Cook: Coincidence?

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketball/nba/lakers/la-sp-staplescharticle21-2008may21,0,2766364.storyIn downtown Los Angeles, it's the Lakers vs. Spurs; Tim Duncan vs. Pau Gasol in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Staples Center...

    Mark Ogarte Written by Mark Ogarte about 6 years ago 16 reads 5 comments

  9. Is Laker Coach Phil Jackson Lacking on Defense?

    I was deeply concerned with the way the Lakers play defense.. Men, we can’t beat San Antonio or New Orleans with this type of play...

    Mark Ogarte Written by Mark Ogarte about 6 years ago 739 reads 0 comments

  10. Lakers Need Pau Gasol To Get Tough...or Andrew Bynum To Come Back

    It was kind of frustrating. Men, as good as Pau Gasol was, he was still oh, too soft to be a more reliable big man down the stretch.He couldn't rebound. Couldn't play defense. Totally outplayed, outhustled once again by Boozer...

    Mark Ogarte Written by Mark Ogarte about 6 years ago 580 reads 1 comments