1. 2010-11 NBA Predictions: 10 Reasons Kobe Bryant Will Be the Best SG in the NBA

    The shooting guard position is one of the toughest roles to play in the NBA. The best players at this position can be one of the primary ball handlers on their respective teams, ...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about almost 4 years ago 7,431 reads 112 comments

  2. Is Kobe Bryant Actually Better Than Michael Jordan?

    Most people consider Michael Jordan to be the greatest basketball player of all-time. Saying that anyone else is better, especially someone as divisive as Kobe Bryant, is nearly sacrilegious...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 33,620 reads 646 comments

  3. 2010-11 NBA Predictions: 10 Doomsday Scenarios for the Los Angeles Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers is a team that can go either way during the regular season. Many think that the Lakers are likely to win another championship and complete its second three-peat in twelve years...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 11,529 reads 31 comments

  4. Derek Fisher's Legacy: A Case Against John Hollinger's PER System

    Years ago ESPN ’s John Hollinger came up with his Player Efficiency Rating, otherwise known as PER. Using a complex formula, PER tries to measure a player’s performance on a per-minute basis, adjusted for the pace of the game...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 3,124 reads 61 comments

  5. NBA Preseason 2010-2011: Top 10 Biggest Misconceptions

    Sometimes NBA fans place too much emphasis on the preseason. Player injuries can seem catastrophic, and observers tend to jump on the bandwagon of top-performing teams in these early games...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 6,232 reads 94 comments

  6. Crowning Kobe Bryant Over Dwyane Wade: Do NBA GMs Know Best?

    Over the past few years, a passionate debate has raged between NBA fans in regards to Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade. Many people, including most LA Lakers fans, have felt that Kobe is the best shooting guard in the NBA...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 2,384 reads 73 comments

  7. 2010 NBA Preseason: 10 Biggest Goals for the Los Angeles Lakers in Training Camp

    The Los Angeles Lakers are the reigning back-to-back NBA champions and have a goal of completing a second three-peat in 12 years...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 4,972 reads 57 comments

  8. From The Old Garden To The New One: The Top 10 Celtics As Ranked By The Enemy

    This article is in response to Tom Smith’s article about the Top 10 Lakers. Tom, one of the better writers on Bleacher Report in my opinion, is a passionate Celtics fan who bleeds green...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 4,333 reads 64 comments

  9. Andrew Bynum Targets A Late November Return: Implications For The LA Lakers

    Andrew Bynum is a rare kind of NBA player. His game mirrors an old school center with a large 7’0” and 285 lbs. frame that few players can match in the league...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 3,534 reads 59 comments

  10. Showtime Vs. The Millennium Dynasties: Who Wins This Fantasy Lakers Matchup?

    The Los Angeles Lakers is one of the premier NBA franchises, blessed with 16 NBA titles and some of the greatest legends. In fact, the all-time Lakers roster could hold its own against any other all-time franchise roster...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 3,558 reads 34 comments

  11. LeBron James And Disloyalty: Is This A Good Trend For The NBA?

    It used to be that NBA stars would stay with one team for most of their careers. In reminiscing about NBA history, one could conjure up many players that stayed with one team for their ...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 1,350 reads 85 comments

  12. Are the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Awards Decided Upon Appropriately?

    The NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award has been around since 1983. As far as honors go in the league, it is the defensive equivalent of the Most Valuable Player Award...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 1,845 reads 59 comments

  13. Portland Trail Blazers: Dark Horse Contender in the NBA

    While most NBA analysts have predicted the Los Angeles Lakers to finish as the top seed in the Western Conference, many of those same people have chosen teams like the Oklahoma City ...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 2,791 reads 32 comments

  14. Lamar Odom: An Inconsistent, Yet Highly Underrated Player

    Lamar Odom is a two-time NBA champion and now has a FIBA World Championship gold medal. These accolades have all been earned in the past two years. Many basketball players with this resume would be considered one of the best in the league...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 3,249 reads 77 comments

  15. Andrew Bynum: The Key To The Lakers Quest For A Three-Peat

    Everyone knows that Kobe Bryant is the leader of the Los Angeles Lakers and one of the best basketball players in the world. Pau Gasol is arguably the best overall big man in the NBA today...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 4,075 reads 24 comments

  16. Power Rankings: The 10 Best Franchises in North American Professional Sports

    October is coming up. And you know what that means? For sports fans, October is a fun month, as it’s the only time that all four major North American professional sports leagues are in action (MLB, the NFL, the NHL, and the NBA)...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 51,422 reads 74 comments

  17. Debunking the Myths and Double Standards of LA Lakers Critics

    Thinking about the Los Angeles Lakers brings a wide range of ideas to mind. Some people conjure up images of the big city of Los Angeles, the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, winning championships, NBA legends, and of course the Laker Girls...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 2,633 reads 27 comments

  18. All-Time Boston Celtics vs. the All-Time Los Angeles Lakers: Who Wins?

    During the slow NBA days of summer, it's fun to ponder about history and "what if" scenarios. Which got me thinking about a dream matchup regarding the league's two most storied franchises: the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 9,345 reads 152 comments

  19. Bill Russell: An Overrated NBA Legend

    Bill Russell is an NBA legend. His legacy is built on a foundation of winning 11 championships in 13 playing seasons, making him the greatest winner in U.S. professional team sports history...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 34,043 reads 134 comments

  20. Shaquille O'Neal: Why Los Angeles Should Retire the Big Diesel's Jersey

    Shaquille O'Neal has called himself a number of nicknames over the years. These names include Superman, Diesel, Shaq Daddy, The Big Aristotle, The Big Cactus, Wilt Chamberneazy and the Big Deporter...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 4,407 reads 64 comments

  21. The Next 14: NBA Players Deserving To Be Added to the All-Time Team

    NBA fans were treated to a special show during the halftime of the 1997 All-Star game at Gund Arena in Cleveland...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 8,831 reads 84 comments

  22. Kobe Bryant: One of the Top Five NBA Players of All-Time

    Kobe Bryant may be one of the most polarizing NBA players in the history of the association. People either seem to respect him or loathe him. Yet, consider a player who has been called selfish by the media and teammates...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 12,581 reads 183 comments

  23. Ranking The Top Five NBA Teams This Offseason

    This summer has been one of the more memorable offseasons for the NBA. With at least 8 all-star caliber players testing the free agent market along with several other highly talented ...

    Ethan S Written by Ethan S about 4 years ago 2,660 reads 4 comments