1. LA Dodgers: Ranking the Most Likely Dodgers to Be Traded

    It's been an up and down week for the Dodgers . On the field, they started with a bang with a come-from-behind win against the Angels and an offensive explosion in Minnesota ...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 16,182 reads 47 comments

  2. LA Lakers Trade Rumors: Playing Fact or Fiction

    There’s a lot of speculation on what the LA Lakers might be doing in the coming months, but it looks like it’s going to be all smoke and no fire as far as any major changes to the team...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 27,847 reads 52 comments

  3. MLB: Frank McCourt and the Worst Owners in Baseball

    Frank McCourt keeps finding ways to get in the news for all the wrong reasons. His latest indignity occurred when MLB turned down a proposed deal between the Dodgers and Fox News ...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 1,438 reads 2 comments

  4. NBA Draft 2011: 10 Players Facing Draft-Day Free Falls

    Every NBA draft has its share of surprises. Some players go higher than expected while some fall further and have to wait it out despite all the information they've heard...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 9,688 reads 21 comments

  5. Los Angeles Dodgers: 6 Thoughts on the Dodgers' Draft

    With Major League Baseball overseeing the financial operations of the Dodgers , it's no surprise that the team's draft strategy would be affected. As a result, their 2011 draft was low on big-name prospects who would've, no doubt, commanded top dollar..

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 2,163 reads 2 comments

  6. NBA Finals: LeBron James Isn't the First to Shrink in the Finals

    Amidst all the irrational and blustering talk about LeBron James ' legacy changing game-by-game and the overshadowing of the Dallas Mavericks ' incredible play since their ...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 2,518 reads 33 comments

  7. NCAA Football: Why Terrelle Pryor Is Guilty but an Unfair Scapegoat

    With news that Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has given in to the blood thirst around him and (wisely?) decided not to return for his senior year, it makes me look back ...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 426 reads 33 comments

  8. LA Dodgers: Thoughts on the Dodgers One-Third Through the Season

    With one-third of the season done, what's the verdict on the Dodgers so far? Inconsistent and pessimistic for the next two-thirds of the way...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 641 reads 2 comments

  9. NBA Free Agents 2011: 5 Under-the-Radar Free Agents the LA Lakers Should Pursue

    There's no question what the Lakers need this summer. Youth, athleticism, perimeter defense, bench scoring and backup big men who'll bring toughness...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 1,397 reads 2 comments

  10. Los Angeles Dodgers: The Least Valuable Dodgers So Far

    As the Dodgers find new ways to make the 2011 season memorable for all the wrong reasons, it's time to start pointing fingers at guys who have been contributing to most of their on-field struggles...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about 3 years ago 602 reads 0 comments

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

    Let’s get this out of the way. This draft class is weak, and outside of Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams, there’s far more potential than NBA readiness among the prospects...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 1,558 reads 6 comments

  12. LA Dodgers: Matt Kemp and the Best All-Around Hitters in LA Dodgers History

    This week, Matt Kemp became one of the fastest players in Dodgers history to reach 100 career home runs. His performance at the plate has led many fans to believe that he’s turned the corner from his dismal 2010 and put all his gifts together...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 138 reads 6 comments

  13. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Does the LA Lakers Collapse Reflect Badly on Kobe's Career?

    As Kobe Bryant and the Lakers watch the Western Conference Finals, much has been made about how the last game of the season affects Bryant’s legacy. It’s Bryant’s third playoff closeout loss in five years by 30 points or more...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 1,671 reads 47 comments

  14. MLB Trade Speculation: 5 Teams Who Would Be a Fit for Jonathan Broxton

    With news that Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton might be on the disabled list until June, it’s only a reminder that the 6'4", 300-pound behemoth has yet to overcome his struggles that date back to last season...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 1,771 reads 8 comments

  15. NBA Playoffs: Taj Gibson and the 10 Greatest Playoff Dunks

    The Bulls didn't just beat the Heat in Game 1, they embarrassed them. No play summarized it more than Taj Gibson's dunk over Dwyane Wade , easily the best dunk of the postseason so far...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 5,827 reads 2 comments

  16. MLB Trade Ideas: Low-Cost Targets for L.A. Dodgers to Enter the Playoff Race

    The Dodgers have their share of problems. Lack of consistent run support. Inconsistent relief pitching, especially from injured closer Jonathan Broxton. An owner who everyone wants to see go away as MLB has taken over financial operations...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 2,140 reads 4 comments

  17. LA Lakers: Why the Lakers Should Pursue Chris Paul, Not Dwight Howard

    The Lakers are back in a place they haven't been in since 2003: A team in flux after a surprising second round exit and in need of some drastic upgrades...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 4,326 reads 25 comments

  18. NBA Playoffs 2011: Pau Gasol and the Reasons the Lakers Are Home Early

    For the first time in 12 years, the Lakers have been swept out of the postseason. For the first time in four years, they won't be playing in June, and now they face an uncertain ...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 1,180 reads 13 comments

  19. LA Dodgers: Why Giving Tickets to Military Members Is Their Best Decision Yet

    For all the wrong the Dodgers front office has done this year, they finally got one right. Frank McCourt may be fading badly in his last act of his sorry tenure as Dodgers owner, but he finally made a decision Dodger fans can rally around...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 500 reads 0 comments

  20. NBA Playoffs 2011: 5 Keys To Success for the L.A. Lakers in Game 2

    Lakers fans are no doubt feeling a mix of déjà vu after seeing their team down 0-1 again. But unlike the New Orleans Hornets, they’re behind to a team that has more weapons to throw at them and all the confidence in the world...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 283 reads 1 comments

  21. 2011 NBA Playoff Predictions: 2nd-Round Predictions and X-Factors

    This is where the NBA playoffs get more interesting as all four matchups will be must-see TV. Picking the winners gets harder but the series get easier to analyze after watching the first round...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 629 reads 0 comments

  22. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Derek Fisher's Top Playoff Moments

    Since arriving to the Lakers in 1996, the same year as Kobe Bryant , Derek Fisher has proven his value to the team in more ways than many fans expected out of the Arkansas-Little Rock product...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 2,016 reads 1 comments

  23. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Biggest First-Round Surprises

    We’re a little more than a week into the NBA playoffs and, as expected, they’ve failed to disappoint, with great matchups across the board...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 972 reads 1 comments

  24. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Lamar Odom and Ron Artest Prove Their Worth

    It’s no secret that Lamar Odom has been one of the most frustrating NBA players to watch during his career. He’ll dazzle you in one game then leave you wondering the next why it’s not consistent...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 1,109 reads 6 comments

  25. NBA Playoffs 2011: Why L.A. Lakers Fans Aren't Worried About Game 2

    Maybe it was the Sunday whites. Maybe it was too much Chris Paul . Maybe Pau Gasol forgot what time the game started. Either way, the Lakers are starting at a 0-1 playoff deficit for the first time in two years...

    Evan Barnes Written by Evan Barnes about over 3 years ago 4,060 reads 11 comments