1. NBA Trade Rumors: Chris Paul to Lakers Is a Memphis Sequel, Circa 2010

    There’s a bold move out there for the Los Angles Lakers and don’t be surprised if Lakers’ owner Dr. Jerry Buss and his general manager, Mitch Kupchak, pull the trigger...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about 4 years ago 30,750 reads 79 comments

  2. NBA Camp: 10 Things the Lakers Must Do to Hang With the Heat

    Los Angeles Lakers’ owner Dr. Jerry Buss, and his General Manager, Mitch Kupchak, have created the NBA’s best franchise not by accident but from hard work and a commitment to winning...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about 4 years ago 24,632 reads 73 comments

  3. 2010 Free Agency: Is Shaquille O'Neal Headed Back To Miami for a Sequel?

    Pat Riley has proved to be the master of this summer’s free agency. The trick he pulled off landing all three of the prized free agents was a stroke of genius, but he isn’t done with his masterpiece...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about 4 years ago 11,385 reads 16 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant: From Hated To NBA's Most Popular Player, Global Icon

    This summer, standing at the top of the NBA, Kobe Bryant has a long way to peer down the mountain that he has just climbed. Seven years ago, 2004 proved to be the worst year of his professional life...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about 4 years ago 5,693 reads 23 comments

  5. LeBron James Saga: Everyone's Still Playing for Second, So Enough Already!

    Can we please stop with the minute by minute LeBron James & Company free agency talk? Enough Already! Let me break it to everyone in the simplest of terms: It doesn’t matter where LeBron lands nor who comes with him...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about 4 years ago 2,833 reads 40 comments

  6. Why Byron Scott Never Stood a Chance To Coach LA Lakers

    Byron Scott accepting the Cleveland Cavaliers job the same day Phil Jackson announced he will return for one more season should come as no surprise to diehard Lakers fans. Byron Scott never stood a chance to coach the LA Lakers...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about 4 years ago 202 reads 4 comments

  7. NBA Free Agency: Why Nike and China want LeBron James To “Be Like Mike”

    Footwear giant Nike has entered the discussions surrounding LeBron James’ pending free agency and it seems LeBron’s shoe sponsor also has serious motivation for the player to land in a new city...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about 4 years ago 270 reads 12 comments

  8. NBA Free Agency: Witness How LeBron James, Nike Control Summer's Free Agency

    There is a new Revolution starting and no one has seen it coming. Ready to Witness this? While all the recent talk in the press has been about player collusion and secret free agent ...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about 4 years ago 758 reads 3 comments

  9. Brian Shaw: The LA Lakers' Real Coaching Dilemma

    The Los Angeles Lakers have a real coaching dilemma, and it is not just if current head coach Phil Jackson will return or retire. The Lakers have an invaluable asset on their bench that they must keep...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about 4 years ago 104 reads 5 comments

  10. 2010 NBA Draft Results: LA Lakers Rob the Teller and Steal Devin Ebanks

    The NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers had no first round draft picks, but still came up with a steal in last night's Draft. With the 43rd overall pick, the Lakers took forward Devin Ebanks out of West Virginia...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about 4 years ago 5,203 reads 2 comments

  11. Lakers vs. Celtics 2010: Virgin Territory for L.A.'s Zen Master Against Boston

    Twelve finals appearances for the Lakers head coach Phil Jackson and zero Game Sevens. Is that even possible? Can that stat be accurate? 100 percent. Jackson has never coached a game seven in the NBA Finals...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 1,823 reads 8 comments

  12. Lakers vs. Celtics Game 6: Why the Lakers Came, Saw & Conquered

    Strength and Honor. Not just words from the Gladiator movie starring Russell Crowe, but a real code that Kobe Bryant lives by. The mantra is even on his website. And, he signs all his letters to his fans this way...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 1,617 reads 15 comments

  13. Lakers vs. Celtics Game 5: Why Lamar Odom Isn't the Key To a Lakers Game Six Win

    Can we please give all the Lamar Odom being the key to a Lakers’ victory a rest? I mean, really, Lamar is a great player but come on...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 6,391 reads 2 comments

  14. 2010 NBA Finals: Why B's, Not C's, Beat the Lakers

    Last night’s Game Four of the NBA Finals found the Boston Celtics beating the Los Angeles Lakers to tie the series at two games apiece. On the surface, it appears that Boston’s bench was the key reason for the victory...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 589 reads 4 comments

  15. 2010 NBA Finals: Jack Nicholson's Moon Over Boston Anniversary

    As the 2010 NBA Finals now head east to Boston, one has to wonder if the Los Angeles Lakers’ number one fan, actor Jack Nicholson, will make the journey as well...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 2,198 reads 2 comments

  16. LeBron vs. Magic: Why the MVP is a Pauper, not a King

    LeBron James sits at home again while another NBA Finals occurs without him. Many fans feel it’s King James’ birthright to play for a championship. But, that will never be true until LeBron starts acting more like Magic than Michael...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 1,211 reads 15 comments

  17. NBA Finals: Power Ranking the Lakers Championship Teams

    On June 3rd, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics renew what many consider to be the biggest rivalry in sports. And, the NBA Finals is where great teams become legendary and leave their mark on the game...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 23,318 reads 56 comments

  18. 10 Greatest Lakers-Celtics NBA Finals Games

    There are rivalries and then, there are Rivalries. And, in the NBA, the marquee one is the Boston Celtics versus the Los Angeles Lakers. This one’s got a capital "R"...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 2,686 reads 2 comments

  19. Lakers-Suns: The Real Victory in Game 5 Was Jackson's Gamble Paying Off

    Lost amidst Ron Artest’s thrilling last second put back of Kobe Bryant’s three point miss to win Game Five of the Western Conference Finals was the coaching decision made by the Lakers’ Phil Jackson...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 456 reads 4 comments

  20. Lakers Winning Recipe: Return To Rebounds and Defense

    Rebounds win Rings. That’s what former Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley used to preach to his 1980’s Showtime team. And it was true...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 489 reads 4 comments

  21. Memo To Lakers Fans: Give LA-Boston Dream Final A Rest, Focus on Phoenix

    Attention Los Angeles Lakers fans! Quit thinking, talking, and focusing on the Boston Celtics. The NBA Finals aren’t here yet. Remember where you are. In the Western Conference finals playing a real team...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 762 reads 9 comments

  22. The Secret Weapon in Kobe Bryant's Arsenal? Chuck 'The Rifleman' Person

    The Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant, led the Los Angeles Lakers in the Game One demolition of the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Finals by scoring 40 points and controlling the entire game...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 374 reads 1 comments

  23. Top 10 Greatest Los Angeles Lakers Draft Picks of All-Time

    When you've won as many championships as the Los Angeles Lakers, you don't tend to have a great many high draft picks. That's a good thing as a franchise; to be able to say you haven't seen the NBA Lottery often...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 3,113 reads 6 comments

  24. Did LeBron Sandbag Boston Celtics Series Intentionally? A Grand Conspiracy

    There’s a undercurrent brewing in the corridors of the NBA that is still a whisper. Time will tell if it moves from tabloid speculation to front page sports headlines...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 2,672 reads 1 comments

  25. "Formula for Failure": What the Lakers must avoid v. Suns

    Will history repeat itself and doom the Los Angeles Lakers? Or, will the team use the valuable lessons learned from the Oklahoma Thunder series to their advantage in the Western ...

    Pat Mixon Written by Pat Mixon about over 4 years ago 433 reads 0 comments