1. 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 3,016 reads 7 comments

  2. 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 3,932 reads 4 comments

  3. 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 5,417 reads 38 comments

  4. 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 7,130 reads 12 comments

  5. 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 2,257 reads 16 comments

  6. 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 1,316 reads 1 comments

  7. 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 4,295 reads 30 comments

  8. 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 7,663 reads 38 comments

  9. 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 22,886 reads 183 comments

  10. 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 5,326 reads 80 comments

  11. 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 1,381 reads 2 comments

  12. 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 7,991 reads 92 comments

  13. 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 16,965 reads 138 comments

  14. 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 32,840 reads 122 comments

  15. 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 3,955 reads 39 comments

  16. 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 14,697 reads 116 comments

  17. 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 2 years ago 32,052 reads 2 comments

  18. 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 2 years ago 1,690 reads 5 comments

  19. 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 2 years ago 1,480 reads 21 comments

  20. L.A. Lakers: Why L.A. Must Trade Andrew Bynum Before Next Season

    A picture tells a thousand words. At a time when he should be leading, Lakers center Andrew Bynum is as disengaged from his team as a shuttle booster rocket falling towards the ocean...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 4,119 reads 53 comments

  21. NBA Draft 2012: Why LA Lakers Could Still Nab a Stud Late in the Second Round

    Whether they advance deep into the playoffs or bow out early, the Los Angeles Lakers most definitely need alterations to their roster this summer...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 4,352 reads 10 comments

  22. NBA Rumors: Why Lakers' Coach Mike Brown Must Deliver to Keep His Job

    Coaching the Los Angeles Lakers may not be quite as stressful as managing the New York Yankees— but it's pretty darn close. The pressure to win a world championship is undeniable in this city, as fans aren't satisfied with anthing less...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 2,701 reads 26 comments

  23. NBA Playoffs: How Not Trading Pau Gasol Will Lead to Lakers Winning 2012 Title

    Sometimes, the best trades are the ones that never get made. Wouldn't it be ironic if L.A. won the NBA Championship this year and everyone gave commissioner David Stern a huge standing ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 5,832 reads 27 comments

  24. NBA Playoffs 2012: Which Denver Nuggets Should the LA Lakers Be Worried About?

    I'm wondering if the Denver Nuggets have the Lakers right where they want them. We used to call it a false sense of security. L.A. is en route to Denver today after winning the first two games of their best-of-seven series with relative ease...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 1,640 reads 11 comments

  25. NBA Playoffs 2012: What a 6th Title Would Mean for Kobe Bryant's Legacy

    Kobe Bryant is selfish. He wants to win as many world championships as possible and really doesn't seem to care how he does it...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 2 years ago 8,662 reads 107 comments