1. Lakers About To Ruin a Perfect Thing

    HBO has Marty Scorcese's brilliant look at the Las Vegas mob during the 1980s, "Casino," in their rotation and On Demand right now. One of my favorite parts is at the start of the movie, when Joe Pesci's character tells us how the story finishes...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about almost 5 years ago 463 reads 3 comments

  2. Albert Pujols Amazes, But He's Also a Victim Of The Recent Past

    Ryan Alberti pretty much already covered this topic, but I have to express it again, this time proving his point from an individual fan's perspective...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about 5 years ago 171 reads 2 comments

  3. The Trevor Ariza Situation

    Trevor Ariza is gone now. No longer on the Lakers for me to worry about. But I still will think about him, for what could have been and what will be...

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  4. Victor Ortiz Shocked by Tough Marcos Rena Maidana

    There are few things in sports that can hijack your undivided attention more quickly or easily than drama inside a boxing ring. It is exhilarating, captivating, and causes one's blood to rush...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about 5 years ago 341 reads 1 comments

  5. Shaq Trade Thickens LeBron-Kobe Plot

    The terms have been agreed to. The Phoenix Suns will send Shaquille O'Neal to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Sasha Pavlovic and Ben Wallace in a move long-speculated and now a reality...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about 5 years ago 398 reads 3 comments

  6. Lakers: Can the Other Guys Get Some Love?

    The Lakers win the NBA championship, and all anyone can talk about is how it's Kobe's fourth and first without Shaq, and Phil's 10th overall, surpassing Red, and where it ranks them all-time...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about 5 years ago 148 reads 1 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant Wins Fourth Title, and Now He Can Sleep Soundly

    Well, after all of that, now that he's done it, I think the most apt question is, Is anyone surprised? Of course Kobe Bryant led a team to an NBA championship...

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  8. Derek Fisher Comes Through for Los Angeles Lakers Again

    Derek Fisher has, here in the latter stages of his career, come to be admired as a sort of basketball warhorse. But he was not always so esteemed...

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  9. Where Will Kobe Rank All-Time if He Can Win This Title?

    I've heard that he's top-15 with a chance to crack the top-eight. I've heard that he's top-10 with a chance to break the top-five...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about 5 years ago 1,085 reads 23 comments

  10. Desperate Los Angeles Lakers Will Top Orlando Magic In Finals

    Before we tackle the NBA Finals, we must first congratulate LeBron James for being a hero, even in ultimate failure. To see someone play so unbelievably well in a losing effort is both disheartening and something to admire...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about 5 years ago 725 reads 3 comments

  11. Kobe Bryant Burnishing His Legend in Jordanesque Fashion

    13 seasons. Numerous lengthy playoff runs. The basketball mileage of a man several years older than his actual age. Played in all 82 regular season games last year, played in all 82 regular season games this year...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about 5 years ago 2,048 reads 7 comments

  12. I Love the Lakers, But I Hate Them

    If you came up to me on the street one day and told me that a team that featured Ron Artest, Shane Battier, Aaron Brooks, Luis Scola My Friend From Argentina, Chuck Hayes, Carl Landry, ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about 5 years ago 308 reads 3 comments

  13. Only One Thing Can Stop LeBron James

    If you like boxing even a little bit, go here.The site belongs to a cat by the name of Shoefly. No less than Bethlehem Shoals himself has called him the FreeDarko originator; Shoefly wrote the orignal FD petition...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about 5 years ago 1,280 reads 1 comments

  14. Is Manny Pacquiao The Best Boxer Ever?

    It cost me $49.99. It ended 2:59 into the second round. It was worth every penny.Watching Manny Pacquiao, right now, aged 30, with it all clicking, is like watching Michael Jordan go for 41 a game in the Finals against the Suns in 1993...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about 5 years ago 5,351 reads 9 comments

  15. Western Conference Playoffs First Round Preview

    Now, for two months of angst.Let's get it started...1. L.A. Lakers (65-17) v. 8. Utah Jazz (48-34)Season Series: L.A. won, 2-1Utah hasn't been right all season...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about 5 years ago 50 reads 2 comments

  16. Pau Gasol: The NBA's Newest Secondary Superstar

    It has been said that he has the physical characteristics of an ostrich.After last season's NBA Finals, Jemele Hill called him Pau Ga-soft.But Jeff Van Gundy defined him most justly.He's the NBA's best second-best player...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about 5 years ago 1,147 reads 9 comments

  17. UNC's Trouncing of Michigan State: A Case Study in Matchups

    In recent years, this truth has become more and more evident: As Kenny Smith has been saying for years, and as Scoop Jackson first brought to my attention several years ago in a piece for SLAM magazine, basketball is all about matchups...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about over 5 years ago 271 reads 2 comments

  18. It's Not Wise To Bet Against LeBron James

    LeBron James appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night, but before the episode aired, you had probably already seen the clip of his miraculous circus shot. In it, James—while filming a segment with Steve Kroft at The House The King Built, a...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about over 5 years ago 167 reads 0 comments

  19. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The (Relatively) Neglected Legend

    He was arguably the greatest high school basketball player who ever lived: three consecutive New York City Catholic championships at the fabled Power Memorial High School in New York City, and certified phenom status...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about over 5 years ago 1,249 reads 13 comments

  20. The Revenge of Dwyane "Omar" Wade

    The way Dwyane Wade has been playing this season, he reminds me of Omar in seasons one and five of The Wire. Offended by Baltimore's most prominent and ruthless drug dealers, his crew depleted, ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about over 5 years ago 1,036 reads 3 comments

  21. The Ongoing Disgracing of Allen Iverson

    First, the Detroit Pistons traded for him, and asked him to fit into a system that is not meant for him, that has never been meant for him, that is the polar opposite of a system that he could ever fit into...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about over 5 years ago 488 reads 16 comments

  22. Funniest Moments In Sports? Too Many To Name

    About a week ago, Rory from Bleacher Report shot me an e-mail. It's subject? "Funniest Moments In Sports." All of you fine gentlemen and gentlewomen on this site received the same message, requesting your contributions...

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  23. Kobe Bryant's 61 Reminds Us of His Greatness

    Just when I thought that I couldn't possibly write any more words, when I thought I was burned out after producing three full-length articles in a week and wouldn't even try to muster another ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about over 5 years ago 656 reads 10 comments

  24. Super Bowl XLIII: As Good As Any Ever

    The query is sure to be thrown around.Was that the best Super Bowl game ever played?If it wasn't definitively, an argument can be made that it definitively was, and at the very least, it was as good as any ever...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about over 5 years ago 186 reads 4 comments

  25. Golden State Warriors: Best of NBA's Worst

    Friday night on ESPN, you may have witnessed the Golden State Warriors, with a record of a mere 14 wins versus 32 losses, beat the Hornets, 28-14 and one of the best teams in the Western Conference, in New Orleans...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Anthony Wilson about over 5 years ago 420 reads 1 comments