1. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Why the Kobe Bryant-Pau Gasol Duo Is Superior to Shaq-Kobe

    Last week I posted a Facebook status that read: "As good as the Shaq-Kobe duo was, Kobe-Pau is better." Within minutes I received a barrage of critical comments, including: "That's just outrageously false...

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  2. NBA Playoffs: 3-2 Celtics Lead "Absolutely No Surprise"

    If I would have said to you on April 14—the last day of the 2009-10 NBA regular season—that the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers would meet in the Eastern Conference ...

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  3. Los Angeles Lakers: "Never Underestimate The Heart Of a Champion"

    Even after the Los Angeles Lakers seized all the momentum by holding their home court and taking a 2-0 series lead against the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference semifinals, Game Three had all the makings of an L...

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  4. Los Angeles Lakers' Ron Artest: "Tru 'Princess' Warier"

    Amid an age in which the Internet has engendered Facebook friends and 140-character communication called tweets, you would think that grown men would still act like, well, grown men...

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  5. Los Angeles Lakers: The Ron Artest Experiment

    His hair is ugly. His 2010 playoff numbers are even uglier. An 18.5-percent postseason clip from three-point land makes you wonder why the Los Angeles Lakers did not make more of ...

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  6. Los Angeles Lakers: Lacking a Boom-Boom Pau

    Ever since the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Pau Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies in a 2008 trade that was more like charity, NBA success has been painted in purple and gold. Another NBA championship...

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  7. Lakers' Lessons: What We Learned From Game Two

    Say what you will about Ron Artest's ever-changing hairstyle, about his inability to consistently convert on the open jump shot, about his tendency to create a superficial four-on-five disadvantage for the Los Angeles Lakers' offense...

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  8. Los Angeles Lakers Game One: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    On Sunday the Los Angeles Lakers began their defense of the NBA championship by defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder, 87-79, in Game One of the Western Conference quarterfinals...

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  9. From Prince to King: UCLA Quarterback Kevin Prince

    For more of Josh Hoffman's coverage of the UCLA quarterback competition, click here. After a season in which he became just the first freshman quarterback in school history to win ...

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  10. 2010 NFL Draft: Come On Down, UCLA Defensive Tackle Brian Price

    For more on Brian Price and UCLA Pro Day 2010, click here. As the 2010 NFL Draft approaches, Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh and Oklahoma’s Gerald McCoy have been dominating the ...

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  11. Pete Carroll: Goodbye Southern California, Hello Seattle

    If Pete Carroll plans to return to the NFL via the Seattle Seahawks’ coaching vacancy, it will not be because Pete wants to prove he is better than the 33-31 record he accumulated during his first time in the league...

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  12. Baron Davis: Captain of the Clipper

    Sometimes a team hands its adversary the game on a silver platter, all but begging its foe to take it. Other times the opponent just snatches the W from mid-air, like an experienced rattlesnake feasting on its naïve prey...

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  13. Los Angeles Lakers Must Solve Their Depth Dilemma

    With a combined 10 titles, 15 all-star selections and numerous all-NBA nominations, the Los Angeles Lakers’ starting five is without question the most lethal lineup in the NBA...

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  14. Tiger Woods: Booking It

    Tiger Woods wrote a book, did you hear? It is called, “How to Completely Mismanage Your Life after You’ve Been Caught Committing Adultery—For the World’s Richest Dummies...

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  15. Fishing for a Sidekick: Why Derek Fisher Makes Kobe Bryant Great

    Batman has Robin, Mario has Luigi, and Kobe Bryant has Derek Fisher, his under-the-radar sidekick who has been through the trenches and title runs with him from day one of his NBA career—literally...

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