1. NBA Finals 2011: 5 Things Dallas Mavericks Must Do to Beat Miami Heat

    The Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat are both in the NBA Finals for the first time since 2006. Five years ago, Dallas won the first two games against Miami before surrendering four straight losses...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 1,598 reads 58 comments

  2. Los Angeles Angels: 5 Reasons for Jered Weaver's May Collapse

    Jered Weaver stormed out of the gates at the start of the season. He recorded a win in each of his first six starts, finished April with a 0.99 ERA, and appeared to be the front-runner for the AL Cy Young award...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 860 reads 5 comments

  3. Los Angeles Lakers Hire Mike Brown as Head Coach: What Are They Thinking?

    The Lakers appear very close to hiring a new head coach and ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported on Tuesday night that Mike Brown will most likely be their guy...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 20,922 reads 158 comments

  4. NBA Playoffs 2011: Dallas Mavericks vs. OKC Thunder Game 3 Report Card

    No one expected the Mavericks and Thunder to meet in the Western Conference finals, but the series has been a great one. In Game 1, Dirk had a record-breaking performance...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 1,863 reads 14 comments

  5. Los Angeles Angels: Re-Ranking the Angels' Top 10 Minor League Prospects

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have had many young prospects step up and contribute this season. Because of injuries or inconsistent play from others, Hank Conger, Mark Trumbo, ...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 3,081 reads 0 comments

  6. L.A. Lakers: 10 Ways the Post-Phil Jackson Lakers Will Look Different

    The L.A. Lakers ’ 2010-2011 season started with high hopes. The team was coming off back-to-back NBA championships and needed one more title to secure Phil Jackson ’s fourth three-peat...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 4,101 reads 47 comments

  7. NBA Playoffs 2011: 7 Players Who Must Step Up for Mavericks to Beat Thunder

    The Dallas Mavericks are in the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2006. To get here, they had to go through two difficult teams—the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 5,365 reads 58 comments

  8. Hank Conger: When Do the LA Angels Officially Hand Him the Full-Time Role?

    When spring training opened in February, Hank Conger was the Angels ’ third option at catcher. He played well enough during the spring to get his manager’s attention and was named to the 25-man Opening Day roster...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 1,172 reads 10 comments

  9. Kobe Bryant and the 10 Most Controversial Stars in Lakers' Franchise History

    The dictionary defines controversial as “giving rise or likely to give rise to public disagreement.” The Lakers have had many controversial players over the years...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 2,043 reads 2 comments

  10. NBA Playoffs 2011: LA Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks Game 3 Report Card

    After losing Games 1 and 2 at home, the Lakers entered Game 3 in a must-win situation. Despite their best effort, the Lakers could not close out the Mavericks in crunch time...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 1,462 reads 4 comments

  11. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: 83 Million Reasons to Be Glad John Lackey Is Gone

    On December 16, 2009, John Lackey signed a five-year, $83 million contract with the Boston Red Sox ...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 815 reads 6 comments

  12. MLB Power Ranking: Jered Weaver and the 10 Best Current Starting Pitchers

    While the 2011 season is just over a month old, several pitchers have already made their mark. Jered Weaver won six games in the month of April and Francisco Liriano just recorded the season’s first no-hitter...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 2,126 reads 1 comments

  13. NBA Playoffs 2011: What Went Wrong for the Lakers Against Mavericks in Game 1?

    Phil Jackson-coached teams have never lost a playoff series after winning Game 1. For over a decade, Lakers fans have grown accustomed to seeing that stat displayed and knowing that history is on their side...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 1,747 reads 61 comments

  14. Los Angeles Lakers: 6 Flaws the New Orleans Hornets Have Exposed

    In the first round of the NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers were expected to bulldoze the New Orleans Hornets . New Orleans was without injured David West and all of the ESPN analysts predicted the Lakers would win in four or five games...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 1,443 reads 26 comments

  15. NBA Playoffs 2011: 5 Reasons the LA Lakers Will Easily Beat the Dallas Mavericks

    How crazy is it that Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki have never played each other in the playoffs? Both the Lakers and the Mavericks closed out their respective opponents on Thursday night by winning Game 6 on the road...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 12,797 reads 539 comments

  16. MLB Trade Ideas: 5 Reasons the Yankees and Angels Are Perfect Trade Partners

    The Los Angeles Angels currently have the fourth-highest payroll in Major League Baseball. This is uncharted territory for a team not known to spend big. On the other hand, the Yankees have always had a huge payroll...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 8,910 reads 57 comments

  17. NBA Playoffs 2011: Did Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant Fake His Ankle Injury?

    How impressive was Kobe Bryant ’s Game 5 performance against the Hornets ? Prior to the game, there was plenty of chatter regarding Kobe’s ankle. No one knew how effective he would play and many wondered if he should play at all...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 331 reads 66 comments

  18. Kobe Bryant: How He Matches Up with His 10 Potential Playoff Matchups

    As Kobe Bryant continues the pursuit of his sixth championship ring, he will square off against many different opponents. This slideshow ranks Kobe against the top shooting guard from the 10 teams the Lakers will most likely face...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about 3 years ago 833 reads 8 comments

  19. NBA Playoffs 2011: Jason Kidd is Key to Dallas Mavericks' Playoff Run

    I recently wrote an article that ranked the biggest overreactions of the NBA Playoffs so far . The Dallas Mavericks were included on the list...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about over 3 years ago 920 reads 6 comments

  20. L.A. Angels: Will Vernon Wells' Contract Force Team to Deal Ervin Santana?

    Was there a more scrutinized or second-guessed offseason move than the Vernon Wells trade? The Angels went into winter promising to make a splash in the free-agent market...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about over 3 years ago 1,630 reads 6 comments

  21. NBA Playoffs 2011: LA Lakers Won't 3-Peat and the 5 Biggest Overreactions so Far

    The 2011 NBA Playoffs have arrived. 16 teams battled through the 82-game grind to earn a shot at the title. Now the real season starts. The 2011 NBA Playoffs may go down as the best in recent history...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about over 3 years ago 2,088 reads 18 comments

  22. NBA Playoffs 2011: 10 Players with the Unenviable Task of Guarding Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant cannot be stopped. Period. As he gets older, he only gets savvier. A couple of years ago, Kobe realized he wouldn't be able to blow by defenders for the rest of his career...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about over 3 years ago 1,797 reads 39 comments

  23. NBA Playoffs 2011: If Andrew Bynum Doesn't Close Games, LA Lakers Won't Succeed

    Since the All-Star break, Andrew Bynum has been a beast for the Lakers . The young center has averaged 11.2 points, 12.3 rebounds and 2...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about over 3 years ago 176 reads 4 comments

  24. NBA Playoffs 2011: Power Ranking Dwight Howard and Each Team's Center

    The first-round matchups are set, and 16 NBA teams have punched their tickets to the postseason. Success in the playoffs often depends on how each team's best big man performs. Here are the rankings of the starting center for each playoff team...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about over 3 years ago 1,023 reads 6 comments

  25. L.A. Angels: Are Jered Weaver and Dan Haren the Best Pitching Duo in the AL?

    The Los Angeles Angels entered the 2011 season with a lot of unanswered questions. When will Kendrys Morales return to the lineup? Will Scott Kazmir keep his spot in the starting ...

    Nathan Tanner Written by Nathan Tanner about over 3 years ago 661 reads 27 comments