1. Lakers' Offseason: Why the Team Will Stay Put for Now

    "What I think about is shutting up those [expletives] talking about I'm done." This is what a seething Kobe Bryant said during his exit interview...

    Andre Khatchaturian Written by Andre Khatchaturian about over 3 years ago 1,499 reads 20 comments

  2. Long Live the King: Wednesday's Heroics Just the Beginning of LeBron's Dominance

    As LeBron James drained a three pointer to seal the victory and the series for the Heat Wednesday night, a chilling feeling came down the spine for the rest of the NBA . Sure, he didn't win the championship, yet...

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  3. NHL Playoffs 2011: 10 Bold Predictions for the Eastern Conference Finals

    It's the veteran Tampa Bay Lightning squad with Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, and Dwayne Roloson taking on the scrappy Boston Bruins with Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic, and David Krejci...

    Andre Khatchaturian Written by Andre Khatchaturian about over 3 years ago 1,681 reads 6 comments

  4. NBA Playoffs 2011: L.A. Lakers End Season with Classless and Shameful Quarter

    The L.A. Lakers could've just played out the quarter. They could've just owned up to the fact that they got outplayed all series. They could've just said "wow, Jason Terry and Peja Stojakovic sure can jack up threes and drain them...

    Andre Khatchaturian Written by Andre Khatchaturian about over 3 years ago 4,583 reads 11 comments

  5. NBA Playoffs 2011: Are the L.A. Lakers Sick of Playing Basketball?

    It's a strange question. How can professional athletes that are paid millions of dollars and doing what they love most be sick of playing basketball? There is an easy answer to this strange question: human nature...

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  6. NBA Playoffs 2011: Down 0-2, Los Angeles Lakers Need Introspective Analysis

    This doesn't happen too often. In fact, it hasn't happened since 1977 when the Portland Trail Blazers took a 2-0 lead on the Lakers at the old Forum and ended up winning the series and championship...

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  7. NHL Playoffs 2011: The 10 Most Legendary Suits Worn by Don Cherry

    The Stanley Cup Playoffs means unbelievable hockey. It means spring is here. It means new heroes and legends will be born. We've heard all the cliches that the Stanley Cup Playoffs bring...

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  8. NHL Free Agency: 5 Players the Pittsburgh Penguins Should Pursue

    After a season full of adversity, the Penguins have nothing left to do now but wait for the draft and July 1st, which is free agency day. The Penguins enter the free agency season with all seven defensemen and both goaltenders locked up...

    Andre Khatchaturian Written by Andre Khatchaturian about over 3 years ago 3,393 reads 17 comments

  9. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Lakers Have Extremely Favorable Matchup Against Mavericks

    Folks, this might be over as soon as it starts. After defeating the upstart New Orleans Hornets in six games, the Lakers now face the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Semifinals...

    Andre Khatchaturian Written by Andre Khatchaturian about over 3 years ago 1,652 reads 45 comments

  10. NBA Playoffs 2011: Kobe Bryant's Monster Dunks Symbolic in Big Game 5 Win

    There was no way Kobe Bryant would sit this one out. No chance in hell. What could keep this extraordinary player off the court? A heart attack? A freak accident where his leg ...

    Andre Khatchaturian Written by Andre Khatchaturian about over 3 years ago 1,627 reads 0 comments

  11. NHL Playoffs 2011: Top 5 Game 7s in Penguins History

    The Penguins' loss Monday night means that the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Tampa Bay Lightning will be decided by one fateful game on Wednesday. Another Game 7 for the Penguins...

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  12. NBA Playoffs 2011: Derrick Rose's Struggles Spell Big Problems for Chicago Bulls

    This season, the American sports media fell in love with a point guard in Chicago. He wowed us with his dazzling moves and his unbelievable scoring ability...

    Andre Khatchaturian Written by Andre Khatchaturian about over 3 years ago 718 reads 27 comments

  13. NBA Playoffs 2011: Pau Gasol's Triple Means More Than Just 3 Points for Lakers

    Pau Gasol has been burned at the stake this past week because of his "soft" performances during the first two games of the playoffs. In Game 3 however, Pau played a significant role in the Lakers win...

    Andre Khatchaturian Written by Andre Khatchaturian about over 3 years ago 1,440 reads 18 comments

  14. Pittsburgh Penguins: Would Sidney Crosby's Return Harm Team Chemistry?

    It's great to be a Pens fan right now. Last night the Penguins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals in a thrilling double-overtime ...

    Andre Khatchaturian Written by Andre Khatchaturian about over 3 years ago 1,121 reads 15 comments

  15. Dallas Cowboys Schedule 2011: Breaking Down the Games from September to January

    It's here, America! The NFL schedule for 2011 was finally released today. Hopefully for everyone's sake, a season will be played in 2011. But until the CBA situation gets resolved, let's have some fun and analyze the Cowboys schedule...

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  16. NHL Breaks Bank: Spurns ESPN and Signs 2 Billion Dollar Deal with NBC/Versus

    The National Hockey League renewed their TV rights deal with NBC/Versus today. The Globe & Mail reports that the deal is 10 years long and is worth approximately $2 billion...

    Andre Khatchaturian Written by Andre Khatchaturian about over 3 years ago 1,248 reads 30 comments

  17. NBA Playoffs 2011: LA Lakers; Inside the Numbers, Turnovers Key in Loss

    It's easy to point at Pau Gasol's "softness" and put all of the blame on him on Sunday afternoon's Lakers loss to the Hornets in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals...

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  18. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Can Marc-Andre Fleury Steal Game 2?

    To say Marc-Andre Fleury was stellar on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh would be a huge understatement. The Sorel, Quebec native held the line with his outstanding saves throughout ...

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  19. NHL Playoffs 2011: Most Favorable Stanley Cup Matchups for NHL TV Ratings

    Face it. Everyone says they love the underdog, small-market team winning it, but the ratings don't lie. Nobody watches. In 2006, there were two small market teams in Edmonton and Carolina...

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  20. NHL Playoffs 2011: The Vancouver Canucks and Other Teams Under the Most Pressure

    The 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs start Wednesday night. With the NHL postseason comes a lot of pressure on teams who have failed to get the job done in years past...

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  21. LeBron James: Why He Will Be Undeservedly Snubbed from the 2011 MVP

    When high levels of emotion are involved in any situation, perspective is lost. People often make the worst decisions when they are emotional about something...

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  22. L.A. Lakers Debate: Will the Lakers Retire Derek Fisher's No. 2?

    In the summer of 1996, the Los Angeles Lakers drafted a young point guard from a small school in Arkansas. A decade and a half later, he is known as one of the most clutch Lakers of all time...

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  23. Los Angeles Lakers: A Title for Joe Smith Cements Disappointing Career Legacy

    Sixteen summers ago, in 1995, the Golden State Warriors passed up on guys like Kevin Garnett , Rasheed Wallace, Jerry Stackhouse and Antonio McDyess and selected Joe Smith as the No...

    Andre Khatchaturian Written by Andre Khatchaturian about over 3 years ago 1,210 reads 1 comments

  24. Boston Red Sox: Quit Overreacting Over Opening Day Loss

    There are two types of people in this world. The first type knows how to face adversity—under pressure, he or she is cool, calm and collected. The person is not over-ecstatic during moments of success and is composed during moments of failure...

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  25. Life After Phil Jackson: Will Jerry Sloan Return for a Chance to Win a Title?

    Life is great on Figueroa Street right now. The Lakers are 15-1 since the All-Star break and find themselves four games behind the West-leading San Antonio Spurs for first place...

    Andre Khatchaturian Written by Andre Khatchaturian about over 3 years ago 3,832 reads 30 comments