1. 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 1,141 reads 6 comments

  2. 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 6,422 reads 23 comments

  3. 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 9,356 reads 66 comments

  4. 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 almost 3 years ago 6,817 reads 24 comments

  5. 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 almost 3 years ago 5,930 reads 23 comments

  6. 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 almost 3 years ago 2,063 reads 10 comments

  7. 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 almost 3 years ago 4,452 reads 28 comments

  8. 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 almost 3 years ago 12,027 reads 50 comments

  9. 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 almost 3 years ago 1,066 reads 15 comments

  10. 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 almost 3 years ago 1,977 reads 7 comments

  11. 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 almost 3 years ago 5,106 reads 22 comments

  12. 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 almost 3 years ago 5,741 reads 21 comments

  13. 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 almost 3 years ago 3,155 reads 17 comments

  14. 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 almost 3 years ago 39,741 reads 106 comments

  15. 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 almost 3 years ago 4,943 reads 16 comments

  16. 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 almost 3 years ago 3,152 reads 20 comments

  17. Los Angeles Lakers: Changes are Needed, Time to Transition for the Future

    It’s time, Lakers fans. Time to blow up the ship. I know those words are hard to hear—come on, you’re in denial and you just don’t want to admit it...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 1,787 reads 22 comments

  18. Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Takeaways from the Lakers' First NBA Game in 2011

    Magic Johnson answered his own question during halftime of the Lakers - Bulls opening day battle from Staples Center that was aired on ESPN. “Can the Lakers get a championship from this team? No way...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 6,152 reads 29 comments

  19. Los Angeles Lakers: What the Lakers Lineup Could Look Like on Christmas Day

    If you’re a Lakers fan, the past few weeks have felt like being stuck sitting at a really long, really bad movie. You just want it to end already so you can get up, stretch your legs and get out of the theatre as quickly as possible...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 12,865 reads 25 comments

  20. Los Angeles Lakers: How the Lockout Affects Their Top 10 Players

    The ultra long NBA lockout, now over, may prove to be a blessing in disguise for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 1,424 reads 5 comments

  21. NBA Lockout: Impasse Feels Like a Three-Advil Headache

    I don’t know about you, but my head is about to explode. The NBA is sitting on a gold mine and instead is about to detonate a land mine if the players and owners can’t compromise and sign a new collective bargaining agreement...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 91 reads 1 comments

  22. 5 Players the LA Lakers Should Pursue To Help Transition to Next Generation

    The Los Angeles Lakers are getting old in a hurry. The current NBA lockout, which threatens to curtail part of or even an entire season, is not helping matters. Make no mistake: There still exists a boatload of talent on the Lakers roster...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 4,232 reads 9 comments

  23. Mike Brown Has More Pressure to Succeed with Kobe Bryant Than with LeBron James

    Have you seen the latest addition to Staples Center in Los Angeles? It’s a microscope with a state-of-the-art lens strong enough to see the smallest of imperfections in an NBA head coach...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 2,431 reads 7 comments

  24. LA Lakers: What Can We Expect from Metta World Peace aka Ron Artest in 2011-12?

    The NBA player originally known as Ron Artest has officially and legally become Metta World Peace. A judge has ruled as such, and the ESPN.com website that shows NBA players and their stats has made the change as well...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 980 reads 3 comments

  25. L.A. Dodgers: Kemp, Kershaw and a Host of Reasons to Feel Optimistic for 2012

    Who are these guys? The Los Angeles Dodgers of the past 60 days have looked nothing like the team that staggered into the All-Star break...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 6,238 reads 12 comments