1. Andrew Bynum's Return Is No Slam Dunk

    He’s Baaaack! The day Lakers’ fans have been hoping and praying for is almost here. Tomorrow night at the sensational Staples Center, Andrew Bynum will return to the Lakers’s starting lineup...

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  2. Lakers' Bench Unlikely Heroes in Win at Sacramento

    This may be one for the SciFi Channel or Amazing True Stories... After a month of aimless basketball, the Lakers Bench Mob finally caught fire tonight and outscored the Sacramento Bench ...

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  3. Lakers Win Ugly As Bench Folds

    Another supremely ugly win for the Lakers as they gave up a 19-point lead not once, but twice. So, how does a team that expects to win the NBA title give up two 19-points leads against one of the worst teams in the NBA? There’s only one way...

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  4. USC Takes The Field In Full Pads: Spring Practice Recap

    A sunny, gorgeous day in Los Angeles. A cloudless sky, a mild breeze. And in the air, a beautiful sound. The crush of strong bodies slamming into one another...

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  5. Pete Carroll Came to Praise Mark Sanchez, Not to Bury Him (This Time)

    The USC Coach spins a new tune for Mark Sanchez’s Pro Day At the press conference that preceded Pro Day at USC earlier this week, Pete Carroll had nothing but praise for his former quarterback, Mark Sanchez...

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  6. Lakers Dilemma: To Dial Down or Not To Dial Down?

    Kobe Bryant is resolute. Pau Gasol is wavering. Phil Jackson is undecided. And me? Well, I’m definite, but I don’t count...

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  7. Lakers' Carpool Lane Defense Gives Green Flag

    Despite the victory in Milwaukee last night, the hole in the Lakers’ defense has grown wider than a six-lane freeway. The entire NBA knows the green flag is out...

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  8. Lakers' Machine Implodes in Loss to Bobcats

    What do the numbers 15-12-14-11 signify? No, they are not tonight’s winning Pick Four. No, they are not the shoe sizes of the Lakers’ bench, but you’re getting close...

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  9. Hawks Rattle Lakers' Homecourt Bid

    Thanks to the inconsistent play from their bench, the Lakers’ season goal to gain homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs has virtually been erased...

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  10. USC Trojans Open Spring Practice

    Today was one of those early spring days that Southern California is famous for. It reminded you that it is time to get out the beach gear and swimwear. The temperature on Howard Jones Field was hovering around 83 degrees...

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  11. USC Trojans Begin Pursuit of BCS Title on Saturday

    With their first game some five months away, the USC Trojans officially begin the pursuit of their third national title under Pete Carroll and their record eighth consecutive Pac-10 title today at 10:30 a...

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  12. Lakers Win Ugly in Jersey but Take the West

    It wasn’t very pretty, but it got the job done. The Lakers 103-95 win against the New Jersy Nets at the Izod Center gained them their second consecutive Western Conference Championship and homecourt advantage throughout the conference playoffs...

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  13. Lakers Bench Flipping and Flopping

    I have come to praise the Lakers’ bench, not to bury them. No, I have come to bury the Lakers’ bench, not to praise them. Uh, no, I have come to praise…Wait a second. What day is it? Thursday...

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  14. Have the Lakers Learned Their Lesson?

    As they say, one game does not make a season. However, tonight’s 107-89 victory against the Thunder in Oklahoma City is something to build on...

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  15. Lakers In Trouble?

    Spell that with a capital "T" for serious Trouble. I've been saying it all along. The Lakers defense—or rather lack of—would catch up to them. And now it has...

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  16. Lakers' Lack of Defense TKO'd in Phoenix

    Last week, I wrote that I didn’t expect the Lakers to win the NBA title without Andrew Bynum to clog up the middle. In fact, I questioned whether or not they could win the Western Conference again this year...

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  17. Lakers Pitch "Complete Game" Against Phoenix

    To use a baseball analogy, the Lakers "went the distance" last night against the Phoenix Suns at the Staples Center. It’s the first time since the All-Star break that from the first quarter on, the game was never in doubt for L...

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  18. Are the Lakers As Good As Their Numbers?

    The best winning percentage in the NBA; 47-10. The best road winning percentage; 21-6. They have won 16 of their last 18 games and are a perfect 5-0 since the All-Star break...

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  19. L.A Lakers End Cleveland Cavalier's Home Winning Streak at 23

    At halftime it appeared that the Cleveland Cavaliers would coast to their 24th consecutive home victory. It seemed impossible that the Lakers could come back from their 61-51 deficit with Kobe Bryant vomiting in the locker room and getting pumped with IVs

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  20. Los Angeles Lakers Beat Boston Celtics in Mid-Season Classic

    The Boston Celtics started the night with a 12-game winning streak and the best record in the NBA. When their game with the Lakers ended, they had the second-best record in the NBA and another busted winning streak...

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  21. Andrew Bynum Has Career Game vs. Los Angeles Clippers

    Okay, so it was the Clippers. Yes, they are missing two key starters, Chris Kaman and Baron Davis, and they have lost 13 in a row and 14 out of 15. But still, they are not in the D-League...

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  22. Pete Carroll Lands Jay Cutler's Quarterback Coach

    Leave it to Pete Carroll to run head-on into a bee hive and make off with their honey, unscathed. Just days after all the turmoil at Heritage Hall over his reaction to Mark Sanchez’s decision ...

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  23. Have the Los Angeles Lakers Turned the Corner?

    After their narrow 112-111 loss in Dallas Wednesday night, the Lakers were grateful to return home. Not because they lost, but for a day off and some much needed rest. The Lakers actually played a lot better than many thought they would...

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  24. Mark Sanchez Leaves USC, Pete Carroll's Not Looking Back

    Over the past week USC’s football team learned that it will keep All-American safety Taylor Mays but lose quarterback Mark Sanchez to the NFL Draft...

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  25. USC-Penn State: Trojans Set Rose Bowl Record in 38-24 Win

    Trojans Win Record-Setting Third Straight in Pasadena My initial thoughts watching the two teams take the field at the Rose Bowl led me to expect a quick start by USC...

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