1. Biggest Early Season Storylines for Los Angeles Lakers

    Like the New York Yankees, Montreal Canadiens or Green Bay Packers, the Los Angeles Lakers conjure up the very essence of a mythical, iconic franchise—even when they’re not very good...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 12 days ago 12,693 reads 49 comments

  2. Los Angeles Lakers' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

    If form holds true this holiday season, the Los Angeles Lakers will be left with little to show for the 15 games they play in December. With injuries and losses stacking up like so many old T-shirts, the Lakers' prospects appear bleak at best...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 19 days ago 12,956 reads 31 comments

  3. 5 Potential Solutions to Los Angeles Lakers' Obvious Small Forward Problem

    The Los Angeles Lakers face a number of problems this season, not the least of which is a lack of quality depth at nearly every position...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 26 days ago 5,412 reads 11 comments

  4. 5 Changes the Los Angeles Lakers Have to Make to Get Back on Track

    The Los Angeles Lakers have spoiled the faithful with 16 world championships. That is yesterday's news. On pace to suffer through their worst season ever (since last year), the depleted 1-8 Lakers have more holes than a bagel factory...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 month ago 41,666 reads 131 comments

  5. The Biggest Hurdles Los Angeles Lakers Will Have to Clear During 2014-15

    Time is not on the side of the Los Angeles Lakers , but time is all they really have. It’s been almost 60 years since the Lakers were this bad...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 month ago 14,829 reads 50 comments

  6. 5 Things That Have to Happen for Los Angeles Lakers to Eclipse Expectations

    Following four straight defeats to start their long NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers are registering very low readings on the expectation meter...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 month ago 11,181 reads 42 comments

  7. 7 Things We Can't Wait to See During Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers are not going to win an NBA championship this season. They’ll be lucky to grab a spot in the playoffs and may even finish near the bottom of the league standings...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 month ago 25,035 reads 68 comments

  8. Which LA Laker Benefits Most from Playing with Healthy Kobe Bryant in 2014-15?

    The most intriguing pairing on offense for the Los Angeles Lakers this season may very well be that of Kobe Bryant and Jordan Hill ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 months ago 1,942 reads 3 comments

  9. Realistic Expectations for Nick Young in His 2nd Season with the LA Lakers

    Odd as it may seem, the season-ending injury to Kobe Bryant last year may have been the best thing to happen to his Lakers teammate, Nick Young...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 months ago 1,380 reads 2 comments

  10. What Can Lakers Center Jordan Hill Do to Justify His Big Salary in 2014-15?

    A quick glance at Jordan Hill ’s five-year NBA career shows glimmers of greatness, sudden bursts of brilliance and enough stretches of high-energy athleticism to warrant ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 months ago 10,823 reads 29 comments

  11. Ranking the Top 10 Most Underrated Los Angeles Lakers Players of the Past Decade

    The American Heritage® Dictionary defines “ underrated ” as “To rate too low; underestimate...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 months ago 21,261 reads 58 comments

  12. Diagnosing Los Angeles Lakers' Remaining Roster Flaws

    Optimism comes cheaply in August for followers of the Los Angeles Lakers . It should not, however, be confused with reality. Make no mistake: The Lakers of 2014-15 will not be very good...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 4 months ago 23,561 reads 73 comments

  13. What We Learned About the Los Angeles Lakers This Offseason

    If we learned anything this summer about the Los Angeles Lakers , it’s that their determination to get back to the mountaintop of the NBA far outweighs any concrete plan on how to do it...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 4 months ago 14,077 reads 73 comments

  14. How Can the Los Angeles Lakers Best Use Their Frontcourt Depth in 2014?

    Following their worst season in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers went all in this summer with multiple signings of big men they hope will shore up what can only be described as a Swiss cheese defense...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 4 months ago 10,296 reads 44 comments

  15. Breaking Down the Los Angeles Lakers' Point Guard Position

    Preseason discussion about a lack of leadership at the point guard position is nothing new for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 5 months ago 37,927 reads 94 comments

  16. Is Byron Scott the Best or Just Last Choice LA Lakers Have for Head Coach?

    We’ll never know if Byron Scott was the first choice of the Lakers to be their next head coach. It doesn’t matter. He is the logical choice to be the Lakers coach...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 5 months ago 35,157 reads 213 comments

  17. Realistic Expectations for Julius Randle's Rookie Season With LA Lakers

    Julius Randle has something to prove. Fortunately for the Los Angeles Lakers , the 6’9”, 250-pound power forward drafted seventh overall in last month’s NBA draft gets to prove the critics wrong while wearing purple and gold...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 5 months ago 33,241 reads 108 comments

  18. LA Lakers Coaching Candidates Whom Kobe Bryant Would Most Want

    Whether you agree with the decision to pay L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant close to $50 million or think the team totally overpaid is irrelevant...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 6 months ago 31,123 reads 22 comments

  19. Analyzing LA Lakers' Biggest Draft Needs

    The Los Angeles Lakers head into the June 26 NBA draft with a number of needs but only one pick. Their main objective: See how many of those needs they can fill with the No...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 7 months ago 7,968 reads 32 comments

  20. Ideal Potential Free Agents for LA Lakers at Every Position

    In the minds of diehard Los Angeles Lakers fans, there exists a perfect world where superstar free agents like LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony happily sign to play for the purple and gold next season...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 7 months ago 41,747 reads 115 comments

  21. Realistic 2014 Free-Agency Targets for the LA Lakers

    Now that the Los Angeles Lakers and Mike D'Antoni have parted ways, the process for targeting free agents this summer gets a bit tricky...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 8 months ago 35,911 reads 20 comments

  22. 5 Areas LA Lakers Must Upgrade This Offseason

    Take one look at the Los Angeles Lakers , who finished this season prematurely with the worst record in franchise history, and what do you surmise? It certainly doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this team needs a major overhaul...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 8 months ago 6,050 reads 14 comments

  23. Final Regular Season Grades for Every LA Lakers Player

    Collectively, the Los Angeles Lakers produced their worst season in franchise history. Individually, the players all get passing grades accompanied by a cloudy future...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 8 months ago 16,282 reads 96 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant's Leadership Must Become More Mentor Than Master

    Kobe Bryant knows time is not on his side. But, while he yearns for that sixth championship, Bryant must also realize it's not going to happen right away...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 8 months ago 1,960 reads 3 comments

  25. Grading Mike D'Antoni's Season with the Los Angeles Lakers

    If coaching the Los Angeles Lakers was a college course, Mike D'Antoni would be on the verge of flunking. In college, you usually get to come back and take the class again...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 9 months ago 9,619 reads 51 comments