1. NBA Draft 2011: Five High-Bust Potential Players the L.A. Lakers Should Avoid

    In what many experts are calling one of the weakest overall drafts in recent memory, the upcoming NBA draft Thursday promises to be a major challenge for the championship-challenged Los Angeles Lakers who have four picks, all in the second round...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 3 years ago 6,785 reads 5 comments

  2. Kobe Bryant: Is Lakers' Star Still in His Prime or Have Best Years Come & Gone?

    I used to think there would come a day when I could say that an older Kobe Bryant , with all that wear and tear from 15 seasons in the NBA , was still preferable than just about any other player in the league...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 19,362 reads 391 comments

  3. Kobe Bryant: How Come the L.A. Lakers Star Hasn't Commented on Mike Brown Hire?

    Is this all much ado about nothing? Has Kobe Bryant circled the Mike Brown wagon with the intention of ambushing the new hire before he’s even had the chance to lace up ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 9,151 reads 24 comments

  4. LA Lakers Coach: What Does Mike Brown's Hiring Mean for the Team Moving Forward?

    So, before I put on the pith helmet and run for cover, I thought I would take a few moments to explain why I think the Los Angeles Lakers ' choice of Mike Brown as their new head coach is not such a bad one...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 2,349 reads 16 comments

  5. NBA Playoffs 2011: 10 Greatest Playoff Performances of the Past Decade

    With 30 NBA teams playing 82 regular season games, there certainly are a fair share of individual performances that could be classified as classic...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 3,718 reads 11 comments

  6. L.A. Lakers: Kobe Bryant and the 10 Best Ever Draft Picks

    If it’s any consolation to Lakers fans, Dirk Nowitzki, JJ Barea, Jason Terry and the Mavericks bench absolutely shredded the Oklahoma City Thunder last night in the first game of their Western Conference Finals series...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 14,952 reads 31 comments

  7. LA Dodgers & Andre Ethier: The Team's Ongoing Search for Runs and a Personality

    It’s hard to believe we’re one quarter into the major league baseball season and still trying to figure out the personality of the Los Angeles Dodgers ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 492 reads 19 comments

  8. LA Lakers: Pat Riley & 10 Dark Horse Candidates to Replace Phil Jackson

    With a lockout looming and the Lakers suddenly out of the playoffs, the most interesting story for the time being is the coaching change that’s about to take place now that Phil Jackson has apparently coached his last game for the team...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 6,399 reads 25 comments

  9. NBA Playoffs 2011: What Each Player on Roster Needs To Do for Lakers To Succeed

    The Los Angeles Lakers opened their title defense against the New Orleans Hornets as if in a mindless stupor, losing the first game at Staples Center and barely squeaking out a win in Game 2 before heading to The Big Easy for the next two...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 1,994 reads 14 comments

  10. NBA Playoffs 2011: Power Ranking the Key Players in LA Lakers Rotation

    The Los Angeles Lakers began defense of their title yesterday at home against the New Orleans Hornets, a team they should dispose of in four or five games...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 7,850 reads 29 comments

  11. NBA Draft 2011: Jimmer Fredette and the 10 Best Shooters

    Comparing a shooter to a scorer is like comparing Beyonce to the character Elaine on Seinfeld. There’s quality and then there’s quantity. Pick your poison. Wilt Chamberlain was not a shooter, but he certainly could score...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 4,020 reads 22 comments

  12. 2011 NBA Playoff Predictions: 10 Reasons Why LA Lakers Will Complete Three-Peat

    Oh no, it’s panic time in Lakers Land again. Someone alert the media. Call in the cavalry. We have never seen anything like this: Lakers losing five in a row (heading into ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 31,747 reads 53 comments

  13. NBA Draft 2011: 10 Second-Round Prospects Who Could Help the Los Angeles Lakers

    Mitch Kupchak, general manager for the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, might make a good judge on "American Idol...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 8,785 reads 12 comments

  14. 2011 NBA Mock Draft: Could Marcus Morris Go in the Top 5 of the Lottery?

    There seems to be a lot of college freshmen, sophomores and juniors declaring new found love for the NBA this spring, intent on giving up their remaining college eligibility in order to enter the June draft...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 1,708 reads 3 comments

  15. 2011 NBA Draft: L.A. Lakers Should Target These 10 Sleeper Prospects

    When you’re the two time defending NBA Champions as the Los Angeles Lakers are, you have about as much chance of securing a future NBA All-Star in the college draft as VCU does of winning an NCAA title...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 4,768 reads 10 comments

  16. UCLA Basketball: 10 Reasons the Bruins Should Win Pac-12 in 2011-12

    The expectation bar for UCLA men’s basketball is so high, most people would need an oxygen tank just to reach the top...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 3,600 reads 20 comments

  17. 10 Reasons Phil Jackson is Right: Kobe Bryant is Not Michael Jordan, Nobody Is

    For all those hardcore NBA fans who honestly believe that Michael Jordan created the game of basketball, let me stop you right there...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 19,254 reads 64 comments

  18. LA Lakers: Andrew Bynum's Defense Will Lead Them on a Deep Playoff Run

    A funny thing happened to the Los Angeles Lakers on their way to the NBA trading deadline: absolutely nothing. And then the real Andrew Bynum showed up and all seemed right in Lakers Nation...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 2,506 reads 23 comments

  19. NBA Draft 2011: What Players Need Big NCAA Tournaments To Improve Draft Status

    They say that timing is everything. So, if you’re playing in the NCAA tournament this month and have visions of continuing your career at the next level, then bringing your ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 460 reads 3 comments

  20. Pac-10 Basketball Tournament 2011: Ranking the Top 15 Players

    The 2010-11 Pac-10 basketball season will never be remembered for its top ranked teams. That's because there weren't any. Unless you count the Arizona Wildcats and their number 15 spot in the polls as "top ranked...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 1,736 reads 4 comments

  21. Los Angeles Lakers: Are Oklahoma City Thunder Now Their Biggest Threat in West?

    Will the real Oklahoma City Thunder please stand up? The team that gave the Lakers fits as an eighth seed in last year’s playoffs was missing several key players for its showdown Sunday with Los Angeles...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 1,367 reads 23 comments

  22. L.A. Lakers Trade Speculation: Should Lakers Pursue Nuggets PG Raymond Felton?

    Now that all of the hype and hoopla has subsided surrounding Carmelo Anthony going to New York in exchange for 90 percent of the Knicks roster, one-third ownership in Madison ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 15,477 reads 79 comments

  23. Los Angeles Lakers: Does Blame for Losing Fall on Kobe Bryant or Phil Jackson?

    When the Los Angeles Lakers are playing “the right way," it’s usually because the rest of the team is buying into Coach Phil Jackson’s philosophy and Kobe Bryant’s passion for hard work and execution at both ends of the court...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 6,672 reads 35 comments

  24. Los Angeles Lakers: 10 Player Matchups They Are Dreading in the NBA Playoffs

    When you’ve been number one for two years running, every team and every player wants a piece of you...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 11,036 reads 22 comments

  25. Los Angeles Lakers: 25 Greatest Statistical Seasons In Franchise History

    Attempting to rank the top 25 statistical seasons in Los Angeles Lakers history is like trying to rate the best Seinfeld episodes...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 6,698 reads 17 comments