1. 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 1,083 reads 15 comments

  2. 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 1,955 reads 7 comments

  3. 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 5,093 reads 22 comments

  4. 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 5,707 reads 21 comments

  5. 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 3,136 reads 17 comments

  6. 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 39,708 reads 106 comments

  7. 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 4,932 reads 16 comments

  8. 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 3,137 reads 20 comments

  9. 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 almost 3 years ago 1,784 reads 22 comments

  10. 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 almost 3 years ago 6,143 reads 29 comments

  11. 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 almost 3 years ago 12,850 reads 25 comments

  12. 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 almost 3 years ago 1,415 reads 5 comments

  13. 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 almost 3 years ago 89 reads 1 comments

  14. 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 4,214 reads 9 comments

  15. 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 2,416 reads 7 comments

  16. 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 968 reads 3 comments

  17. 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 6,234 reads 12 comments

  18. Buffalo Bills and the Boston Writers Who Can't Believe Their Pats Lost

    This was the lead to a column on Monday in the Boston Globe by veteran sportswriter Dan Shaugnessy: "ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.—We are reeling. Our world no longer makes sense...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 555 reads 5 comments

  19. Could Kobe Bryant's Ego Handle Being Anything Other Than Lakers No. 1 Option?

    Kobe Bryant has lived in the proverbial sports spotlight since coming directly into the NBA from high school in 1996...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 1,874 reads 17 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant's NBA Legacy May Be on the Line Next Season

    When you’re king of the NBA hill for as long as Kobe Bryant has been, there comes a time when the doubters and naysayers come out of the woodwork in force...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 2,297 reads 28 comments

  21. LA Lakers Must Put Their Egos Aside, Come Together as a Unit If They Want to Win

    The Los Angeles Lakers will contend for a championship if they can just get out of their own way. Being the eternal optimist, I think there will be an NBA season, albeit a shorter version that probably starts around Jan...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 704 reads 5 comments

  22. LA Dodgers: 5 Reasons for Fans To Have Hope

    Shall we just get on the crazy bus right now? I mean, can things get any worse for the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise? Just when we were starting to think this sorry ship of an ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 1,956 reads 13 comments

  23. LA Lakers: 5 Free Agents Who Could Make Them Title Favorites

    Nothing is free these days—most notably free agents in the NBA . The Los Angeles Lakers pay dearly for their championship-caliber roster, yet they find themselves in need ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 18,711 reads 48 comments

  24. LA Lakers: Ranking Each of the Team's Greatest Franchise Players

    Is it just me, or have this summer’s headlines been all about contentious debates? Whether it’s been about raising the debt ceiling so that our government doesn’t ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 19,456 reads 81 comments

  25. LA Lakers: 5 Potential Replacements for Derek Fisher

    Former Laker and seven-time NBA Champion Robert Horry has never shied away from taking the big shot in a big game...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 138 reads 21 comments