1. 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 3 years ago 6,369 reads 25 comments

  2. 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 3 years ago 1,975 reads 14 comments

  3. 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 3 years ago 7,826 reads 29 comments

  4. 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 3 years ago 4,006 reads 22 comments

  5. 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 3 years ago 31,720 reads 53 comments

  6. 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 8,758 reads 12 comments

  7. 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 1,690 reads 3 comments

  8. 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 4,753 reads 10 comments

  9. 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 3,576 reads 20 comments

  10. 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 19,120 reads 64 comments

  11. 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 2,500 reads 23 comments

  12. 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 463 reads 3 comments

  13. 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 1,718 reads 4 comments

  14. 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 1,347 reads 23 comments

  15. 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 15,453 reads 79 comments

  16. 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 6,681 reads 35 comments

  17. 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 11,010 reads 22 comments

  18. 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 6,680 reads 17 comments

  19. Los Angeles Lakers: What Players Not Named Kobe Bryant Are Most Expendable?

    Most NBA teams would be happy with a 34-15 record at this point in the season, a winning percentage of .694, sole possession of first place in their division and a player most consider to be the game’s best closer...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 15,903 reads 27 comments

  20. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics: Who Wins All-Time Fantasy Series?

    Is there a better rivalry in all of sports than Celtics vs. Lakers? And, who would win a seven game series if the best Celtics were matched up against the very best Lakers? Since its inception in 1946, the NBA has had 64 championships...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 2,739 reads 23 comments

  21. Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James: Which NBA Superstar Is Having the Better Season?

    Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are forever linked, basketball adversaries in the minds of most NBA followers even though they face each other just twice during the regular season...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 131 reads 21 comments

  22. Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook & UCLA Fab 14: Ex Bruins Tearing Up The NBA

    When did UCLA basketball become so ordinary? The school has a top notch coach in Ben Howland, outstanding recruits each and every year, and a winning tradition that dwarfs 95 percent of the other programs in the NCAA...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 4,992 reads 2 comments

  23. Los Angeles Lakers: 10 Reasons Why They Would Be Better Without Ron Artest

    Is the Ron Artest honeymoon over in Los Angeles? Would the two-time World Champion Lakers be better off if he was playing elsewhere? One game Artest displays his trademark defensive ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 6,247 reads 51 comments

  24. Los Angeles Lakers Rumors: 10 Midseason Moves They Can Make To Cement Top Seed

    What a difference a week in the NBA can make. Just ask the Los Angeles Lakers, currently riding a four game winning streak after limping miserably through a disastrous period in late ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 18,206 reads 34 comments

  25. Time for L.A. Lakers To Trade Andrew Bynum? Shaky Team Play May Dictate Move

    Are the Los Angeles Lakers and owner Dr. Jerry Buss seriously considering a blockbuster trade that would involve moving Andrew Bynum? The potential-laden young center for the Lakers ...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about over 3 years ago 2,024 reads 8 comments