1. 5 L.A. Lakers Who Still Must Make (Major) Adjustments in Mike D'Antoni's Offense

    Can't you just picture how it all played out when a surprised Mike D'Antoni limped onto the practice gym floor for his first day as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 8,698 reads 15 comments

  2. Why the Los Angeles Lakers Are Better Than Their Current Record

    What side of the bed will the Lakers wake up on today? They are the model of consistent inconsistency and, when all the facts are added up, a far better team than their current record...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 2,737 reads 22 comments

  3. Despite D'Antoni's Arrival, LA Lakers' Potential Still Hinges on Kobe Bryant

    The Los Angeles Lakers could have hired the Dalai Lama, Donald Trump or even Phil Jackson. They would still be Kobe Bryant 's team. Bryant, while welcoming Dwight Howard this summer, said as much...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 2,025 reads 11 comments

  4. 5 Reasons the L.A. Lakers Are Speeding Up After Slow Start

    The L.A. Lakers —who began the season a pathetic 1-4—gave new meaning to the expression "slow start". More than a facilitator for their offense, this bunch needed a resuscitator...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 8,256 reads 11 comments

  5. 5 Adjustments L.A. Lakers Coaching Staff Still Needs to Make

    The Los Angeles Lakers just spent an entire offseason, preseason and five games of the regular season trying to learn a new offensive system of play under the guidance of former head coach Mike Brown...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 4,128 reads 4 comments

  6. Should L.A. Lakers Bring One of Their Four Star Players off the Bench?

    Now that the Los Angeles Lakers have entered the Mike D'Antoni era, expect some interesting changes to an offense that's been particularly stagnant and without structure the past couple of seasons...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 2,710 reads 16 comments

  7. Lakers Snub of Phil Jackson Will Cost Kobe NBA Title He Needs to Cement Legacy

    What were they thinking? Apparently, not much. What's the real story behind Phil Jackson not getting the Lakers ' head coaching job and will it cost Kobe Bryant in his quest ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 277 reads 8 comments

  8. 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 2 years ago 6,435 reads 11 comments

  9. 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 2 years ago 2,125 reads 9 comments

  10. 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 2 years ago 6,093 reads 20 comments

  11. 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 2 years ago 9,131 reads 24 comments

  12. 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 2 years ago 3,769 reads 15 comments

  13. 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 2 years ago 4,295 reads 46 comments

  14. 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 2 years ago 2,100 reads 23 comments

  15. 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 2 years ago 635 reads 17 comments

  16. 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 2 years ago 4,176 reads 21 comments

  17. 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 3 years ago 7,368 reads 35 comments

  18. 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 3 years ago 19,589 reads 93 comments

  19. 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 3 years ago 7,744 reads 41 comments

  20. 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 3 years ago 9,251 reads 16 comments

  21. 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 3 years ago 7,435 reads 41 comments

  22. 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 3 years ago 7,112 reads 58 comments

  23. 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 3 years ago 11,685 reads 46 comments

  24. 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 3 years ago 3,665 reads 42 comments

  25. 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 3 years ago 68,809 reads 161 comments