1. 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 2 years ago 4,174 reads 21 comments

  2. 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 2 years ago 7,361 reads 35 comments

  3. 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 over 2 years ago 18,707 reads 93 comments

  4. 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 over 2 years ago 7,740 reads 41 comments

  5. 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 over 2 years ago 9,245 reads 16 comments

  6. 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 over 2 years ago 7,389 reads 41 comments

  7. 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 over 2 years ago 7,107 reads 58 comments

  8. 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 over 2 years ago 11,487 reads 46 comments

  9. 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 over 2 years ago 3,664 reads 42 comments

  10. 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 over 2 years ago 67,961 reads 161 comments

  11. 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 over 2 years ago 20,902 reads 71 comments

  12. 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 over 2 years ago 12,332 reads 37 comments

  13. 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 10,775 reads 21 comments

  14. 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 20,969 reads 228 comments

  15. 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 24,245 reads 101 comments

  16. 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 989 reads 219 comments

  17. 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 3,485 reads 20 comments

  18. 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 3,159 reads 21 comments

  19. 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 3,103 reads 7 comments

  20. 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 3,975 reads 4 comments

  21. 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 5,493 reads 38 comments

  22. 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 7,167 reads 12 comments

  23. 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 2,327 reads 16 comments

  24. 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 1,424 reads 1 comments

  25. 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 4,348 reads 30 comments