1. Why Brian Shaw is Perfect Head Coach to Revitalize Deflated Lakers Squad

    Okay, so people make mistakes. Jim Buss is human. Mike Brown was not the right choice for the Lakers head coaching job, and on Friday, Buss acknowledged that by firing him five games into the season (via ESPN )...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 6,118 reads 11 comments

  2. 5 Reasons L.A. Lakers Cannot Live and Die by Princeton Offense

    Even before the refs threw up the ball at the beginning of the first game of the new season, the Los Angeles Lakers knew they would not be using the Princeton as their exclusive offensive scheme...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 2,028 reads 9 comments

  3. 5 Positive Signs from the L.A. Lakers' Early-Season Games

    Contrary to popular belief, the Los Angeles Lakers have not fallen off a cliff. And, no, that three-alarm blaze you heard about in downtown was not a call to rescue the purple and ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 6,045 reads 20 comments

  4. What Would Derek Fisher Bring to the L.A. Lakers?

    The Lakers may soon be creating a new position for free agent Derek Fisher: Resident Coach in Shorts ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 9,039 reads 24 comments

  5. Pau Gasol: Why 2012-13 Will Be a Career Year for Lakers' Big Man

    Pau Gasol never was one to offer excuses for shoddy play. And while Lakers Nation burned all around him last season and Gasol saw his postseason average dip to an all time low of just 12...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 3,713 reads 15 comments

  6. Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Bold Predictions for LA in 2012-13

    Talk about high expectations. The city of Los Angeles not only expects its new-look Lakers to win an NBA title this season, it also predicts that Steve Nash, Dwight Howard , ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 4,041 reads 45 comments

  7. Why Mike Brown Will Be to Blame If L.A. Lakers Don't Win This Season

    Mike Brown may easily become the scapegoat if the Lakers don't win the NBA title this season, but that's not to say he'd be the only one to blame...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 2,035 reads 23 comments

  8. Establishing What Kobe Bryant's Contract Should Actually Be

    Kobe Bean Bryant is worth every last penny the Lakers will pay him this season and next, totaling almost $60 million. Just ask Time Warner Cable , which is shelling out a reported $3...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 410 reads 17 comments

  9. 5 Things We Learned About the LA Lakers During Second Week of Preseason

    The Los Angeles Lakers are just two weeks into their preseason, and already we're learning things about this team we might not have thought about this last spring after they'd been ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 1 year ago 4,104 reads 21 comments

  10. What Dwight Howard Can Learn from Each Great L.A. Lakers Big Man

    Does Dwight Howard need any more advice on how to be a great center in the NBA ? Of course he does, even though he already is the most dominant big man in the game. You never stop learning, and you can always improve...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about almost 2 years ago 7,275 reads 35 comments

  11. 5 Former Lakers Who Should Have Their Jerseys Retired

    Unlike the Boston Celtics , who have retired so many jerseys (24) over the years that new players are forced to use fractions on their uniforms, the Los Angeles Lakers designate that honor sparingly...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about almost 2 years ago 17,648 reads 93 comments

  12. LA Lakers: Calling out the Biggest Issues with Mike Brown's Coaching

    Mike Brown seems like a really nice guy. He is the first person to criticize the job he has done thus far for the L.A. Lakers . And, he works as hard on his craft as just about anyone in the NBA ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about almost 2 years ago 7,699 reads 41 comments

  13. The 7 Biggest Obstacles to an L.A. Lakers Championship Run

    The Los Angeles Lakers will start the 2012-13 season as the favorites to win the NBA championship in 2013. Talk about pressure...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about almost 2 years ago 9,209 reads 16 comments

  14. The 5 Most Overrated L.A. Lakers of All Time

    The Lakers may be one of the most successful sports franchises in history but it doesn't mean they haven't had their fair share of mediocrity...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about almost 2 years ago 7,186 reads 41 comments

  15. Predicting the Los Angeles Lakers' Final 2012-13 Record

    Nothing is automatic in life, even if you coach today's L.A. Lakers , who, this season, can boast of four future Hall of Fame superstars averaging over 91 points per game...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about almost 2 years ago 7,060 reads 58 comments

  16. L.A. Lakers' All-Decade Starting Fives: 1960-2010

    The Los Angeles Lakers did not win 16 World Championships (11 of them in Los Angeles, five in Minneapolis) with smoke and mirrors. They won with great players, many of whom now reside in the NBA Hall of Fame...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about almost 2 years ago 11,127 reads 46 comments

  17. LA Lakers Have Already Won the Battle of Los Angeles for the Next Decade

    The Los Angeles Clippers should quit while they're ahead. You see, it doesn't matter what deals they pull off, how many games they win next season or which up-and-coming young ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about almost 2 years ago 3,550 reads 42 comments

  18. The 8 Most Embarrassing Lakers of All Time

    No matter how iconic the storied Los Angeles Lakers franchise is, it has not been immune to embarrassing moments and embarrassing players. Today's followers of the purple and gold should consider themselves lucky...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about almost 2 years ago 67,593 reads 161 comments

  19. Los Angeles Lakers: 10 Encouraging Signs of a Stellar 2012-13 Season

    When the 2011-12 NBA season ended, the Lakers looked like an old, beaten down former contender that stayed in the ring a bit too long. The Oklahoma City Thunder dominated Kobe Bryant and Co...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about almost 2 years ago 20,847 reads 71 comments

  20. LA Lakers: Dwight Howard Trade Will Make Pau Gasol Elite Again

    If they handed out an award in the NBA for being a class act, The Los Angeles Lakers ' Pau Gasol would be this year's runaway winner...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about almost 2 years ago 12,269 reads 37 comments

  21. 4 Big Reasons the Los Angeles Lakers Shouldn't Coddle Andrew Bynum

    Question: Is Andrew Bynum one of the top two centers in the NBA ? Answer: Yes. Q: Should the Lakers be concerned with keeping Bynum in purple and gold and going all out next ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about almost 2 years ago 10,723 reads 21 comments

  22. LA Clippers vs LA Lakers: Who Wins the Battle in 2012-13?

    Make no mistake, the Lakers and Clippers are a legitimate rivalry. Just ask Chris Paul and the guy who patted him on his head, Pau Gasol. There is no love lost here...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about almost 2 years ago 20,852 reads 228 comments

  23. LA Lakers: Are Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant the Perfect Pairing?

    For all the critics—and there are many—who think Kobe Bryant will have difficulty adjusting to a point guard who handles the ball a majority of the time, I have a simple two-word answer: think again...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about almost 2 years ago 24,180 reads 101 comments

  24. Tim Duncan and the NBA's Top 10 Players over 35

    The average lifespan of an NBA career is 4.8 years, a fascinating statistic when you consider the growing number of quality role players, starters and superstars who are playing well past the age of 35, and in some cases, knocking on the door of 40...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 689 reads 219 comments

  25. Steve Nash to Lakers: Who Will Benefit Most From Nash's Presence?

    The common expression in sports that a particular player can make everyone else around him better is perhaps the best way to describe Steve Nash, the newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 3,444 reads 20 comments