1. 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 1,641 reads 11 comments

  2. 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 8,671 reads 107 comments

  3. NBA Rumors: Why LA Lakers Must Think Twice Before Extending Andrew Bynum

    Andrew Bynum may just be the best center in the NBA . But is that enough for Lakers management to make him the face of the franchise for the next decade? I know, it sounds crazy...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 2,192 reads 19 comments

  4. Andrew Bynum: Is Lakers Center Capable of Carrying Kobe Bryant's Torch?

    I'm not so sure that Andrew Bynum is capable of carrying anything other than the towel he likes to drape over his head when sulking on the Lakers bench...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 1,339 reads 13 comments

  5. Ramon Sessions: How Newest Laker Compares to the League's Elite PGs

    Ramon Sessions is not an elite point guard...yet. But after 20 games with the Lakers , 16 of them as starter, the fourth-year, 6'3" playmaker from Nevada is most definitely performing ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 16,426 reads 142 comments

  6. Los Angeles Lakers: Their Ideal Road to the NBA Finals

    In a dream world, the ideal road for the Lakers this postseason includes several enormous upsets of top-seeded teams in the West, with the biggest one being Oklahoma City...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 5,398 reads 27 comments

  7. Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol: Which Big Should LA Lakers Lean on in Playoffs?

    To be honest, this is one of those trick questions. You really cannot have one without the other. The Lakers are not the Lakers with either Gasol or Bynum playing second fiddle...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 6,262 reads 42 comments

  8. Los Angeles Lakers: Breaking Down Their Amnesty Options for Next Season

    OK, so I was all set to dismiss Metta World Peace once and for all. Use the amnesty clause after this season and clear $15 million off the books. Add in the $8...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 12,740 reads 57 comments

  9. Andrew Bynum: Does He Have the Maturity to Succeed with the Los Angeles Lakers?

    The short answer to the question of whether or not Andrew Bynum is mature enough to succeed in Los Angeles is absolutely. After that, it gets complicated. Take a closer look, and you'll discover that Andrew Bynum has already succeeded in L...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 5,233 reads 31 comments

  10. LA Dodgers: Euphoria of New Ownership Gives Way to Questions on the Field

    Okay, can everybody just settle down for a minute? The Dodgers have played one game and already the coronation has begun...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 1,121 reads 6 comments

  11. NBA Playoffs: Predicting the Los Angeles Lakers' Road to the Finals

    Believe it or not, there is a road to the NBA Finals for the Los Angeles Lakers . And, yes, there is a Santa Claus. And sometimes, money grows on trees...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 6,387 reads 23 comments

  12. 5 Fixes for the Lakers to Get over the Oklahoma City Hump

    If there is anything obvious about this wild and crazy, strike-abbreviated, deal-busting, emotional basketball season for the Los Angeles Lakers , it's that the team as presently ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 9,330 reads 66 comments

  13. Kobe Bryant vs. Kevin Durant: Who's Better in the Clutch?

    This is a tough one. On the surface, I think most fans of the NBA instantly pick Kobe Bryant as Mr. Clutch. They pick him as the go to player you would most want to have the ball in a critical situation late in a big game...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 6,527 reads 24 comments

  14. NBA Trades: Grading Ramon Sessions Trade for LA Lakers After 6 Games

    "I think the last time the Lakers had a point guard this quick was Norm Nixon," said James Worthy of the former All-Star and two-time world champion Lakers PG who was drafted ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 5,897 reads 23 comments

  15. Better Big Man in His Prime: Pau Gasol or Kevin Love?

    Pau Gasol or Kevin Love—who would you rather have on your fantasy team, and which big man in his prime is the better player? It’s like being asked to pick between a Maserati ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 1,868 reads 10 comments

  16. LA Lakers: Ranking the 5 Point Guards the Lakers Desperately Need

    You’ve heard the expression, ‘hurry up and wait”? That pretty much sums up what most fans of the Los Angeles Lakers have been doing since the start of the season ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 4,385 reads 28 comments

  17. What Price Will the Lakers Have to Pay To Shore Up Gaping PG Hole?

    Trade Kobe Bryant . Good...I got your attention. Now that I have done that, pay no mind to that ludicrous statement, but rather, consider that the Los Angeles Lakers may be a ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 11,989 reads 50 comments

  18. Los Angeles Lakers: Mediocre Road Trip Exposes Glaring Weakness at the Point

    Let’s be honest here: Do the Los Angeles Lakers , with their current roster, have a chance to go all the way to the NBA Finals this year? The honest answer is unequivocally no...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 1,057 reads 15 comments

  19. Los Angeles Lakers: Road Trip Will Determine Team's Relevance and Place in West

    The Los Angeles Lakers left the cozy confines of Staples Center yesterday, heading out on the road for a grueling six-game, 11-day trip—the basketball equivalent of going to the moon and back in a week...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 1,928 reads 7 comments

  20. Lakers Rumors: Ramon Sessions Would Bolster Los Angeles' Roster

    There’s at least thing we all can agree on: The Los Angeles Lakers will never win a championship with its current set of point guards...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 5,069 reads 22 comments

  21. Lakers vs. Clippers: 5 Reasons Why Kobe Bryant and Co. Still Own Los Angeles

    It was long overdue. The Lakers and Clippers don’t just play in the same building any more—they now have an actual rivalry. Fireworks were expected Wednesday night at Staples Center, and fans were not disappointed...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 5,702 reads 21 comments

  22. Los Angeles Lakers: Why Mike Brown's Offensive Philosophy Is Offensive

    Can someone please explain to me what a Mike Brown offensive philosophy looks like? The Los Angeles Lakers have now played 18 of their 66-game schedule. A very pedestrian record of 10-8 includes a number of games where the offense sputters badly...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 3,109 reads 17 comments

  23. 5 Roster Moves That Could Lead the Los Angeles Lakers to an NBA Championship

    The Los Angeles Lakers are the sorriest-looking 10-6 team in the NBA . They are the basketball equivalent of the emperor with no clothes...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 39,663 reads 106 comments

  24. Los Angeles Lakers: Problems That Will Plague the Team Until Changes Are Made

    As each day passes, I am more inclined to believe the Lakers are banking on the roster they have to get them to the Promised Land (the NBA Finals) in June...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 4,929 reads 16 comments

  25. Los Angeles Lakers: Is the Team Buying into Mike Brown's Defensive System?

    Have the Los Angeles Lakers bought into Mike Brown’s blue-collar, roll-up-your-sleeves defensive schemes yet? And, if so, do they have the necessary talent to really exploit it against the top-tier teams in the league...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 2 years ago 3,103 reads 20 comments