1. Ken Whisenhunt Shares Blame For Matt Leinart's Struggles

    Everyone remembers Dennis Green's "They are who we thought they were" tirade after the Arizona Cardinals blew a large lead over the Chicago Bears in 2007...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about 4 years ago 661 reads 3 comments

  2. Sasha Vujacic Continues His Irritating Ways

    TNT announcer Doug Collins loves calling Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic "an irritant." For the most part, he's talking about Vujacic's uncanny ability to work his way under the skin of opponents...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about over 4 years ago 2,651 reads 0 comments

  3. If USC Loses Its BCS Title, Who Cares?

    The big news in college football since last Thursday is that the USC Trojans football team might lose its 2004 BCS Championship if the NCAA rules Reggie Bush ineligible...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about over 4 years ago 1,640 reads 36 comments

  4. The Lakers Have the NBA's Dumbest Role Players

    Two shots. Two freakin' shots. That's how many field goal attempts Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant took 10 minutes into the fourth and decisive quarter. I don't want to hear, "it's the zone...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about over 4 years ago 1,214 reads 25 comments

  5. Los Angeles Dodgers Need to Nix "Don't Stop Believin'"

    It's the middle of the eighth inning, and the Dodgers lead the Cincinnati Reds 7-5.It's been a good game, and fans need something to pump them up. You know, the way the Boston Red Sox use "Sweet Caroline" to pump their fans up...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about 5 years ago 649 reads 7 comments

  6. Lakers Would Be Wise Not To Overpay Ariza

    Los Angeles is in a tizzy over the recent reports that Lakers free agent forward Trevor Ariza might just sign elsewhere—Cleveland or Houston it seems—because he was offended by the NBA champions' multi-year offer starting at $5...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about 5 years ago 1,342 reads 21 comments

  7. Lakers Need To Pick Big in First Round

    Since 2000, the Lakers have either won or made it to the NBA Finals five times. That means one thing when it comes to the NBA Draft—they'll be picking very late...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about 5 years ago 1,180 reads 6 comments

  8. Victory Does Not "Seal" Bryant's Legacy

    Dear Media: During Sunday’s press conference after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-91 in the deciding Game Five, several of you asked newly crowned Finals ...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about over 5 years ago 559 reads 4 comments

  9. USC Basketball Is Dead, but NBA Rules Share the Blame

    The final nail in USC Basketball's coffin was hammered in on Tuesday with the not-so-surprising resignation of Head Coach Tim Floyd. His resignation came weeks after allegations of improperly paying Memphis Grizzlies star O...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about over 5 years ago 838 reads 11 comments

  10. Lakers Forget Inside Game and Lose

    Stat of the night: Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum combined for three assists and 25 shot attempts. In Game Two, the three had seven assists and 28 shot attempts—Lakers win by five...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about over 5 years ago 107 reads 2 comments

  11. Kobe Bryant: A Hero by Definition

    Buddha. Moses. Jesus Christ. Kobe Bryant? When Kobe Bryant came into the NBA, he wasn't your average high-school player. Then-Laker General Manager Jerry West called Bryant the most talented player he'd seen...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about over 5 years ago 3,895 reads 52 comments

  12. Lakers-Magic: After Courtney Lee Miss, Magic Might Already Be Asking, "What If?"

    Every NBA Finals has its "what ifs." Usually these come up in retrospect. What if Magic Johnson and Byron Scott had played in the 1989 Finals versus the "Bad Boy" Pistons? What if ...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about over 5 years ago 274 reads 1 comments

  13. Dear NBA: Let the Players Decide the Games

    Dwight Howard played despite foul trouble for much Thursday night's game and ended up fouling out with more than two minutes to go. His final infraction was committed on a beautiful driving layup by LeBron James...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about over 5 years ago 103 reads 0 comments

  14. Discipline: What the Lakers Need To Finish Off the Nuggets in Game Six

    With three often-dominant big men, most assume that the Lakers would use the inside game to their advantage...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about over 5 years ago 151 reads 1 comments

  15. Los Angeles Lakers Dictate Game's Tempo and Defeat Denver Nuggets, 103-94

    Key No. 1: Inside-Out Basketball Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl said something telling during the post-game press conference following the Lakers 103-94 victory. Paraphrasing here: We didn't get out and run like we like to...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about over 5 years ago 303 reads 6 comments

  16. Los Angeles Lakers Adjustments for Game Five: Play Big

    Play Big When NBA officials announced Tuesday that Dahntay Jones would receive a retroactive flagrant one for his trip on Kobe Bryant midway through the third quarter Monday night, but would ...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about over 5 years ago 272 reads 5 comments

  17. The New NBE: National Basketball Entertainment

    I thought the WWE moved their Monday Night Raw to Los Angeles last night. At the Nuggets' Pepsi Center we saw arm locks, flying tackles, and intentional trips...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about over 5 years ago 571 reads 10 comments

  18. The Internet Is Ruining Sports For Me

    There was a time when I'd be able to sit back and watch a Laker game enjoying it from beginning to end. There'd be the one-name players I loved of course—Kobe, Shaq, Magic, Worthy, ...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about over 5 years ago 71 reads 0 comments

  19. Jordan Farmar Frustrates Me

    Dude, seriously? You're complaining about your role in the offense? Seriously? You want to, what did you say, "I want to have decision-making opportunities, but if that's not in ...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about almost 6 years ago 193 reads 1 comments

  20. Lakers Vs. Knicks Word of The Day: Tempo

    Tonight when the Lakers face off against the New York Knicks and old enemy Mike D'Antoni, they'll be tempted to push the ball up the court and play at the Knicks' pace. Bad idea. The Lakers need to control the tempo...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about almost 6 years ago 223 reads 2 comments

  21. Trading Reggie Bush Could Be Best for Him and the New Orleans Saints

    In two games this season, Reggie Bush has touched the ball on the offensive end at least 20 times. In the first of these games, the opening game of the season, a 24-20 victory against the Bucs, ...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about almost 6 years ago 734 reads 4 comments

  22. SCrap the Whole Thing: Why Isn't USC in the BCS Title Game?

    Best defense in the nation? Check.One of the most explosive offenses in the nation? Check.Three top 10 NFL draft picks in Rey Maualuga, Brian Cushing, and Taylor Mays? Check, check, and check...

    Michael Del Muro Written by Michael Del Muro about almost 6 years ago 168 reads 4 comments