1. 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 2 years ago 10,729 reads 21 comments

  2. 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 2 years ago 20,888 reads 228 comments

  3. 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 2 years ago 24,192 reads 101 comments

  4. 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 763 reads 219 comments

  5. 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 3,446 reads 20 comments

  6. Steve Nash to Lakers: How Nash Can Revitalize Kobe Bryant's Career

    The newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers is a former rival who in back-to-back seasons helped his Phoenix Suns knock Kobe Bryant 's team out of the playoffs...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 3,116 reads 21 comments

  7. Steve Nash to Lakers: Why Iconic Point Guard Is Exactly What LA Lakers Need

    Just like that, the Los Angeles Lakers are relevant again. As quickly as you can say "Steve Nash," the Lakers have gone from being a collection of misguided, uninspiring playoff also-rans to a legitimate contender for a world championship...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 3,050 reads 7 comments

  8. Andrew Bynum: Los Angeles Lakers Should Trade Bynum While He's Still Healthy

    The real debate is not whether to trade Andrew Bynum—rather, it's what do you trade him for? Like a reoccurring dream (or nightmare), the rumors about Dwight Howard coming ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 3,951 reads 4 comments

  9. Los Angeles Lakers: Can They Find Next Year's Jeremy Lin?

    It really would be inaccurate for the New York Knicks to say they knew how good Jeremy Lin was when they claimed him off of waivers at the beginning of last season...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 5,448 reads 38 comments

  10. Lakers Trade Rumors: If Pau Trade Doesn't Go Down, It's for the Best

    Pau Gasol must be starting to feel like a human bobblehead . He's leaving, he's staying, he's up, he's down. He's traded, he's not. Like that bouncing bobblehead , you just never seem to know which way it's going to go...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 7,146 reads 12 comments

  11. NBA Free Agents 2012: Why Eric Gordon Isn't Worth a Maximum Contract

    New Orleans point guard Eric Gordon is not worth a maximum contract, but he just may get it. The 6'3", 23-year-old fourth-year player was extended a qualifying offer from the Hornets this week, making him a restricted free agent...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 2,280 reads 16 comments

  12. Undrafted NBA Free Agents 2012: Confident Players Who Will Get Their Shot

    Getting drafted into the NBA isn't all it's cracked up to be. Especially if it's the second round, where there are no guaranteed contracts...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 1,349 reads 1 comments

  13. Lakers Rumors: Why Ramon Sessions Must Be the Lakers Top Priority This Summer

    One day after hundreds of emails, texts, phone calls and post-it notes, the Los Angeles Lakers ' point guard cupboard is still bare and free-agent Ramon Sessions is still unsigned...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 4,301 reads 30 comments

  14. NBA Free Agency 2012: Why L.A. Lakers Must Move on from Ramon Sessions

    Free agent point guard Ramon Sessions has had his Hollywood moment. The votes have been cast and the results are in: It's time for the Lakers to move on and find another actor to play the role...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 7,681 reads 38 comments

  15. L.A. Lakers: Why Kobe Bryant's Career Won't End Like Michael Jordan's

    Michael Jordan stayed around the NBA basketball courts just a little too long. Don't expect Kobe Bryant to do the same. MJ and Kobe will always be linked and compared, whether they like it or not...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 22,969 reads 183 comments

  16. L.A. Lakers: Is Kobe Bryant's Legacy Riding on His Final Years?

    When it comes to judging the legacy of Kobe Bean Bryant, there are three ways to look at it: from a fan's perspective, from the media's point of view and through the intense eyes of the Mamba himself...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 5,368 reads 80 comments

  17. London 2012: 5 Reasons the US Women's Water Polo Team Will Win Gold

    If timing, hard work, perseverance and dealing with adversity mean anything in sports, then expect to see the U.S. Women's Water Polo atop the gold medal stand August 9 in London...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 1,405 reads 2 comments

  18. L.A. Lakers: Can They Build a Dynasty Around Andrew Bynum?

    After seven seasons and a breakout season in 2011-12, 24-year-old Andrew Bynum is now recognized as a tremendous talent with little-to-no leadership skills...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 7,988 reads 92 comments

  19. L.A. Lakers: Breaking Down Pau Gasol's Real Trade Value

    One man's trash is another man's treasure. Lakers' big man Pau Gasol certainly fits either description, making assessment of his trade value totally subjective. Let's Start With the Negative 1...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 16,994 reads 138 comments

  20. NBA Rumors: Breaking Down How L.A. Lakers Can Land Deron Williams

    While I still believe the Lakers will not win the Deron Williams sweepstakes, I realize there are thousands of fans wishing for that outcome this summer...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 32,872 reads 122 comments

  21. Los Angeles Lakers: Will Andrew Bynum Ever Be Better Than Dwight Howard?

    Andrew Bynum may already be better than Dwight Howard . But he still is not the right fit for the Los Angeles Lakers , and probably never will be...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 3,956 reads 39 comments

  22. Ramon Sessions vs. Deron Williams: Who Makes More Sense as Lakers' PG?

    At first glance, the answer to the question of who makes more sense as a Los Angeles Lakers point guard seems an easy one. Deron Williams in Los Angeles would add fresh star power to a lineup in dire need of direction...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 14,710 reads 116 comments

  23. Adidas Adizero Crazy Light 2: Review of the World's Lightest Basketball Shoe

    The competition to make the lightest, strongest, coolest basketball shoe on the planet feels something like the space race—only there are no booster rockets to worry about...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 32,459 reads 2 comments

  24. Los Angeles Lakers: Why Poor 3-Point Shooting Could Be the Team's Downfall

    As the Los Angeles Lakers prepare to meet Oklahoma City in Game Three tonight at Staples Center, one glaring statistic that jumps out and screams "surrender" is L.A.s pathetic three-point shooting in the playoffs...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 1,710 reads 5 comments

  25. NBA Playoffs: Why the Los Angeles Lakers Won't Beat Oklahoma City Thunder

    It's time to stick a big fork in the Los Angeles Lakers and consider their 2012 edition cooked and done. As much as I would love to be proven wrong, the Lakers are not going to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 1,504 reads 21 comments