1. NBA Free Agency: 10 Potential Targets on the Los Angeles Lakers' Radar

    The champagne has barely dried and already the World Champs are preparing for this week's draft and the start of free agency next week...

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  2. 2010 NBA Finals: Cs Grab Momentum, but History Says Series Far From Over

    One of the most overly used phrases in sports is the "must-win game." That's because 90 percent of the time when fans and pundits use the phrase, it's used inappropriately...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about over 4 years ago 1,046 reads 9 comments

  3. A Lakers-Celtics Finals Could Be the NBA's Best in 20 Years

    I don’t want to get too ahead of myself here, but it’s hard not to start thinking about a potential Lakers versus Celtics rematch in the 2010 NBA Finals...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about over 4 years ago 2,261 reads 9 comments

  4. 10 Impending NBA Free Agents Who Have Had a Postive Playoffs

    It's amazing how one or two games under playoff lights can determine whether an athlete will be rich, super rich, or über rich when he hits the open market...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about over 4 years ago 7,270 reads 17 comments

  5. From NCAA Heroes To NBA Enemies: A Lakers Fan's Dilemma in the NBA Playoffs

    While I was growing up in Los Angeles in the '80s and '90s I pledged my allegiance to four professional sports teams and a college team—the Lakers, Dodgers, Kings, Raiders, and UCLA Bruins...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about over 4 years ago 1,821 reads 6 comments

  6. Lakers-Thunder: LA Proves Experience Still Matters in 111-87 Game Five Victory

    The 2008-09 Los Angeles Lakers accomplished something that hadn't been done in 20 years: They became the first NBA Finals runner-up since the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons to win a championship the following season...

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  7. Los Angeles Lakers: Take Out the Panic Button But Don't Push It Yet

    I've heard of kicking a dog while it's down but I've also heard that's it's best to let a sleeping dog lie. So which one is it with the 2009-10 Lakers? I can't really tell you as of right now but I do know that we're about to find out...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about over 4 years ago 1,535 reads 51 comments

  8. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Power Ranking the Postseason Coaches

    The 2010 NBA Playoffs feature 16 head coaches each with varying levels of experience and success. Only four of the 16 can lay claim to ever guiding a team to an NBA title...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about over 4 years ago 1,446 reads 13 comments

  9. Uncontested Shots: Who Are the NBA's Best and Worst General Managers?

    My Fansided colleague, Drew Decker, wrote a post last August on basketball website Sir Charles In Charge listing who he felt were the league's 10 worst general managers...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about over 4 years ago 1,606 reads 28 comments

  10. What Does Kobe Bryant's Extension Mean For The Lakers Future?

    If you feel a wind blowing from the west to the east today, it could be the power of Los Angeles Lakers fans breathing one big collective sigh of relief. As reported first by NBA...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about over 4 years ago 3,212 reads 59 comments

  11. Uncontested Shots: Are The Lakers Just Now Rounding Into Form?

    The Los Angeles Lakers' victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night was one of only a handful of games this season Lakers fans could really savor and feel good about...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about over 4 years ago 1,067 reads 11 comments

  12. Uncontested Shots: Lakers News, Notes, and Observations Heading Into March

    As the NBA regular season begins its final full month of action, there are still a lot of unanswered questions. While the top seeds in each conferences seem to be locked up by the Lakers and ...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about almost 5 years ago 621 reads 27 comments

  13. NBA Uncontested Shots: Lakers Stand Pat & Other Trade Deadline Observations

    The trade deadline finally passed on Thursday afternoon and Amar'e Stoudemire is still a member of the Suns, Carlos Boozer is still in Utah, and Kirk Hinrich is still on the Bulls...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about almost 5 years ago 509 reads 11 comments

  14. Uncontested Shots: The Latest on NBA Trade Rumors, Kobe Bryant, and More

    With a little over a week left until the NBA's trade deadline, I figured there was no better time to bring back my Uncontested Shots column...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about almost 5 years ago 3,981 reads 17 comments

  15. The 1992 NBA All-Star Game: A Magical and Memorable Day for the NBA

    Most people who are over the age of 26 could tell you exactly where they were that November day in 1991, when Earvin "Magic" Johnson stood at a podium in the press room at the Great Western Forum and announced he was HIV Positive...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about almost 5 years ago 1,110 reads 10 comments

  16. Andrew Bynum: Just Call Him Mr. January

    It's funny how the schedule makers in every sport seem to find a way to schedule a few games each season that can't just be explained by luck. Don't confuse fluke scheduling with deliberate scheduling...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about almost 5 years ago 1,066 reads 1 comments

  17. 10 Upcoming NBA Free Agents Who Have Improved Their Stock

    If you missed Part I, "10 Upcoming NBA Free Agents Who May Have Hurt Their Value This Season," you can find it here. I'm not going to waste your time or mine in listing the cream of the crop ...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about almost 5 years ago 1,632 reads 13 comments

  18. 10 Upcoming NBA Free Agents Who May Have Hurt Their Value This Season

    We all know the obvious names in the NBA Free Agent Class of 2010—LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Joe Johnson, etc...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about almost 5 years ago 1,959 reads 42 comments

  19. January Presents Challenges Aplenty for the Lakers

    The Lakers are 27-6 and owners of the NBA's best record. Much of that has to do with a home-heavy schedule, which saw the Lakers play 22 of their first 33 games at home...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about almost 5 years ago 628 reads 6 comments

  20. Looking Back (Part II): The Worst Offseason Moves in the NBA So Far

    If you missed Part I, "Looking Back: The Best OffSeason Moves So Far", click here. You know the old expression that hindsight is 20/20...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about almost 5 years ago 906 reads 6 comments

  21. Looking Back: The Best and Worst Offseason Moves in the NBA So Far

    If there's one thing that a lot of NBA fans are guilty of it's what I like to call "GM Worship". This happens when a fan thinks that every move that their team's GM makes is brilliant...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about almost 5 years ago 1,115 reads 14 comments

  22. So, You Want To See the Lakers Make a Trade? Don't Hold Your Breath

    About two weeks ago, Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski wrote that Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak was exploring trades that could help reduce the team's payroll...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about 5 years ago 1,328 reads 10 comments

  23. Never Can Say Goodbye: When Is It Time For an NBA Player To Retire?

    If the last few seasons are any indication, one of the NBA's golden eras might soon be coming to an end. From 1992-96 the NBA experienced five of it's greatest draft classes in terms of superstar talent and career longevity...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about 5 years ago 1,258 reads 40 comments

  24. Uncontested Shots: What's Next for Greg Oden and the Blazers?

    In light of Saturday night's events, you really have to feel for Greg Oden. Fran Blinebury of NBA.com points out that by the conclusion of this season, Oden will have played in just 82 of a possible 246 games to begin his career...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about 5 years ago 502 reads 6 comments

  25. Uncontested Shots: Five More Things I've Learned About This NBA Season

    There are two kinds of NBA fans: Die-Hards and Casuals. The Casuals are those who are too consumed with the NFL and college football to care as much about the NBA as the Die-Hards do...

    Andrew Ungvari Written by Andrew Ungvari about 5 years ago 765 reads 15 comments