1. 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 over 2 years ago 1,721 reads 5 comments

  2. 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 over 2 years ago 1,509 reads 21 comments

  3. 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 over 2 years ago 4,112 reads 53 comments

  4. 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 over 2 years ago 4,392 reads 10 comments

  5. 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 over 2 years ago 2,714 reads 26 comments

  6. 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 over 2 years ago 5,848 reads 27 comments

  7. 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 over 2 years ago 1,650 reads 11 comments

  8. 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 over 2 years ago 8,705 reads 107 comments

  9. 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 2,199 reads 19 comments

  10. 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 1,351 reads 13 comments

  11. 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 16,438 reads 142 comments

  12. 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 5,407 reads 27 comments

  13. 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 6,275 reads 42 comments

  14. 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 12,782 reads 57 comments

  15. 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 5,252 reads 31 comments

  16. 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 1,130 reads 6 comments

  17. 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 6,393 reads 23 comments

  18. 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 9,342 reads 66 comments

  19. 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 6,615 reads 24 comments

  20. 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 5,910 reads 23 comments

  21. 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 1,979 reads 10 comments

  22. 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 4,412 reads 28 comments

  23. 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 12,007 reads 50 comments

  24. 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 1,078 reads 15 comments

  25. 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 1,947 reads 7 comments