1. A Case for Kobe Bryant as the Los Angeles Lakers' Sixth Man

    An odd thing happened at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon last night. The Lakers beat the Blazers for the first time in the Rose City in nearly five years. Stranger yet, LA did it in convincing fashion...

    Kirk Richardson Written by Kirk Richardson about over 4 years ago 1,391 reads 41 comments

  2. Mitch Madness: Laker GM Needs To Reconsider Trades Or Put Repeat at Risk

    So you're comfortable with your Lakers, Mitch Kupchak? No need to make any moves and shake up the defending champs' roster? You like LA's length? You like your odds of repeating? Not me, and many outside of Southern California would agree...

    Kirk Richardson Written by Kirk Richardson about over 4 years ago 640 reads 7 comments

  3. The Best NCAA Women's Basketball Player You've Never Heard Of

    As another shot from the rookie rips through the net, we just looked at each other. Two speechless sportswriters on press row for a January 1984 women's basketball game between San Diego State and USC...

    Kirk Richardson Written by Kirk Richardson about over 4 years ago 3,274 reads 3 comments

  4. Oakland Raiders: In Defense of a Much-Maligned Team

    It's hard to go a day without discovering another Raider-bashing headline in the news. That truth doesn't even take into account the happy-to-see-you-suffer sneers, you-poor-bastard chuckles, ...

    Kirk Richardson Written by Kirk Richardson about over 4 years ago 1,199 reads 12 comments

  5. Los Angeles Lakers Not Running On All Cylinders

    Hey, Mitch. The holiday season is over. It's time to pull off the stocking cap, crawl out of that warm bed, and get to work. I'm not referring to taking down the tree and holiday lights. It's time to do a little after-Christmas shopping...

    Kirk Richardson Written by Kirk Richardson about over 5 years ago 199 reads 0 comments

  6. Will Short-handed Backcourt Be Lakers' Achilles Heel?

    Funny what effect a big win has in the sports business. After the Los Angeles Lakers dispensed with the Boston Celtics in La La Land on Christmas Day, talks of big trades and free agent acquisitions faded like a Venice Beach sunset...

    Kirk Richardson Written by Kirk Richardson about over 5 years ago 453 reads 8 comments

  7. A Pigskin Prognosticator's Prescription for What Ails the Oakland Raiders

    Coming down off of my silver-and-black-lined cloud, the view is clearer an evening after Oakland's somewhat improbable win over Tampa Bay...

    Kirk Richardson Written by Kirk Richardson about over 5 years ago 271 reads 1 comments

  8. Crow Anyone? Reports Of Raiders Demise Premature

    The Raider Nation has had to endure the sports media's continuous stream of trash talking from the opening kickoff this season...

    Kirk Richardson Written by Kirk Richardson about over 5 years ago 2,037 reads 20 comments