1. 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 2 years ago 3,616 reads 42 comments

  2. 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 2 years ago 67,590 reads 161 comments

  3. 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 2 years ago 20,874 reads 71 comments

  4. 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 2 years ago 12,305 reads 37 comments

  5. 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 over 2 years ago 10,750 reads 21 comments

  6. 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 over 2 years ago 20,919 reads 228 comments

  7. 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 over 2 years ago 24,210 reads 101 comments

  8. 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 over 2 years ago 848 reads 219 comments

  9. 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 over 2 years ago 3,463 reads 20 comments

  10. 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 over 2 years ago 3,128 reads 21 comments

  11. 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 over 2 years ago 3,084 reads 7 comments

  12. 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 over 2 years ago 3,963 reads 4 comments

  13. 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 over 2 years ago 5,461 reads 38 comments

  14. 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 over 2 years ago 7,152 reads 12 comments

  15. 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 over 2 years ago 2,300 reads 16 comments

  16. 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 over 2 years ago 1,388 reads 1 comments

  17. 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 over 2 years ago 4,319 reads 30 comments

  18. 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 over 2 years ago 7,692 reads 38 comments

  19. 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 over 2 years ago 23,067 reads 183 comments

  20. 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 over 2 years ago 5,404 reads 80 comments

  21. 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 over 2 years ago 1,412 reads 2 comments

  22. 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 over 2 years ago 7,995 reads 92 comments

  23. 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 over 2 years ago 17,008 reads 138 comments

  24. 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 over 2 years ago 32,923 reads 122 comments

  25. 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 over 2 years ago 3,966 reads 39 comments