1. With Doc Rivers, Have Clippers Supplanted Lakers as LA's Best Team?

    With the arrival of new head coach Doc Rivers, the Los Angeles Clippers have just stolen a page from the L.A. Lakers playbook and, in the process, may have changed the basketball landscape here for the foreseeable future ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 year ago 3,518 reads 34 comments

  2. The Definitive Case for LA Lakers Spurning Dwight Howard in Free Agency

    Memo to Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak : Are you really sure you want to hand over the franchise keys to Dwight Howard ? As NBA free agency looms (July 1), the burning ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 year ago 14,696 reads 71 comments

  3. If Dwight Howard Bolts Lakers, Will Pau Gasol Regain All-Star Form?

    Unloading Pau Gasol to save money could be the dumb decision of the year should the Los Angeles Lakers go in that direction this summer...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 year ago 7,493 reads 53 comments

  4. Are Lakers Doomed in Free Agency If Dwight Howard Bolts LA?

    Any way you slice it, the Los Angeles Lakers face a very difficult offseason regardless of what Dwight Howard decides to do...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 year ago 20,100 reads 172 comments

  5. Potential Free-Agent Bargains LA Lakers Must Pursue During 2013 Offseason

    The Los Angeles Lakers are in that gray area, otherwise known as "between here and there." Their offseason is filled with more unresolved questions than a Tom Clancy murder mystery...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 year ago 16,995 reads 55 comments

  6. Best-Case, Worst-Case Scenarios for Steve Nash in 2013-14 Season

    It was not the sort of season Steve Nash envisioned when he agreed to a trade last summer that brought the 17-year NBA veteran point guard to the Los Angeles Lakers . His familiar No...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 year ago 17,671 reads 67 comments

  7. Best-Case, Worst-Case Scenarios for LA Lakers 2013 Offseason

    The Los Angeles Lakers are at a crossroads. There are a handful of directions the team could go in this offseason, and most of them aren't pretty...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 year ago 22,686 reads 77 comments

  8. Full Roster Predictions for LA Lakers Next Season

    Well, gee whiz... Dwight Howard is doing it again. By saying he won't be rushed into making a decision on where he'll play next season, Howard is essentially holding the Los Angeles ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 year ago 26,641 reads 42 comments

  9. Biggest Questions L.A. Lakers Must Answer in 2013 Offseason

    The Los Angeles Lakers 2012-13 season is about to go down as one of the most over-hyped, over-anticipated, enormously disappointing campaigns in team history...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 year ago 9,971 reads 49 comments

  10. How Pau Gasol Is Transforming into LA Lakers' Most Critical Player

    Come on, admit it. You were ready to toss Pau Gasol onto the scrap heap of worn-out, used-up NBA has-beens, weren't you? But now, if you count yourself among the Los Angeles ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 1 year ago 3,233 reads 12 comments

  11. LA Lakers' Turbulent Season Is Critical to Dwight Howard Reaching Full Potential

    Everything happens for a reason, right? You'd have a hard time convincing Kobe Bryant , Dwight Howard and the rest of the weary, but still breathing, Los Angeles Lakers , who ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 2,911 reads 6 comments

  12. Blueprint for LA Lakers to Make Deep Playoff Run in 2013

    For the Los Angeles Lakers to have any real chance of riding deep into the playoffs this spring, they'll need that "back-to-the-wall" energy they've showed in must-have wins over Sacramento, Dallas and Memphis this week...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 11,805 reads 76 comments

  13. Grading Every Aspect of Pau Gasol's Game Since Returning from Foot Injury

    Please, pass me the Tums. Pau Gasol is back playing big minutes for the Los Angeles Lakers , and the Lakers look like a team headed for an early exit. Gasol's game didn't look so good before his recent foot injury...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 334 reads 20 comments

  14. Ranking Kobe Bryant's 17th NBA Season with Best Ever

    Chances are, if you played at least 17 NBA seasons, you are keeping rare company with a small group of superstars. Of the thousands of NBA players over the last 60 years, just 42 played for at least that long, making it an amazing accomplishment...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 5,008 reads 37 comments

  15. Alarming Stats Haunting Laker Fans' Postseason Dreams

    For every step forward the Los Angeles Lakers have taken since the All-Star break, they take a couple of steps backward. It's certainly not a winning move for Dancing with the Stars...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 3,919 reads 12 comments

  16. Pros and Cons of Los Angeles Lakers Committing to Dwight Howard Long-Term

    For Dwight Howard , every day is a new day and a chance to right the wrongs that may have preceded it. Just hours before the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Atlanta Hawks at ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 20,175 reads 92 comments

  17. Ranking the Most Desperate NBA Teams Down the Final Stretch

    At this late stage of the NBA season, players and their teams fall into one of three categories: 1. Playoff lock; 2. Desperately seeking seeding, and 3...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 462 reads 5 comments

  18. Biggest Roadblocks to LA Lakers Making 2013 Postseason

    There's no question the Los Angeles Lakers are playing better basketball. If this were early in the season, the team would be near the top of the standings in the Western Conference...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 9,866 reads 27 comments

  19. Have LA Lakers Finally Unlocked Winning Chemistry?

    Trying to figure out the psyche of the Los Angeles Lakers is a daily challenge. Actually, it seems to change from quarter to quarter...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 6,305 reads 31 comments

  20. Ranking the Top Los Angeles Lakers All-Star Performances Ever

    How many NBA teams can boast of having 11 of the greatest performances in All-Star history? Give up? Only one team, the Los Angeles Lakers , can lay claim to 11 All-Star Game MVP Awards...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 5,241 reads 11 comments

  21. L.A. Lakers Adjusting to NBA's New 'Dual Point Guard' System

    Kobe Bryant will do absolutely anything to help the Los Angeles Lakers win another world championship. That includes, at age 34 and in his 17th season, becoming a second point guard alongside one of the greatest in league history, Steve Nash...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 3,218 reads 9 comments

  22. How Much Is Kobe Bryant's Facilitating Really Helping the LA Lakers?

    Somewhere between the dual hoops personalities of the Black Mamba and Kobe "Johnson" lies the true Kobe Bryant who will help propel the Los Angeles Lakers where they all want to go: deep into the NBA playoffs...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 12,714 reads 41 comments

  23. Why 2011 Miami Heat Are Reason Enough to Believe Lakers Talent Will Prevail

    Everyone needs to just settle down—yours truly included. While the Los Angeles Lakers are still battling to remain intact, stay afloat and show resilience, they are not dead ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 7,471 reads 70 comments

  24. An Open Letter to Kobe Bryant from a Fed-Up Lakers Fan

    Dear Kobe, In a few minutes, you'll wake up from this really terrible nightmare that is the Lakers season of 2012-13 and realize it was all a dream...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 210 reads 5 comments

  25. Unexpected Winners and Losers from Lakers Struggles

    In this most disastrous of NBA seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers , not everyone has their head buried in the sand or is sitting alone in some bar, despondent over the team's major struggles...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 1,695 reads 10 comments