Posts Tagged lakers

2014-2015 Season Grades

Well, the season’s over, so I figure it’s time to start looking forward to next year… Who, really, am I kidding?  I’ve been thinking about almost nothing but next year since Kobe went down…and if I’m being honest, it really started when Randle broke his leg in game 1 and we realized we wouldn’t see […]

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How we got here…

So, here’s what happened… Phil Jackson is a bit of an asshole.  He is one of, if not the best coaches of an organized sports team in history, and as is almost always the case with people who don’t just excel but exceed almost every meaningful metric in their chosen path—the 1% of the 1%–he […]

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State of the NBA, 10-22-11

So, the lockout is still going, and it’s looking more and more probable that this season is lost.  Which sucks, more than I’m generally inclined to admit. The worst part of it—check that, it might not be the worst, I haven’t exactly spent time quantifying all the parts of it that suck and their relatively […]

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State of the NBA, 9-2-11

Or, It’s like watching a couple having a fight that branches off into all the deep-seated hurt and wrongs they’ve done to each other over the years and how he never liked her sister and her screaming kids anyway, and all you want to do is figure out where you’re going for dinner tonight, you’re […]

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…it's a name for a girl – Part 1

I need to caveat, from the start, that I don’t usually write about serious topics here, and don’t plan to make a habit of it.  Not that writing, U2 and the Lakers aren’t serious for me, but they’re not “if we disagree, and keep discussing it, tempers are likely to flare and we’ll both stomp […]

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Huh…what?

Been a while since I’ve dropped by, and I refuse to feel guilty about it.  There are plenty of reasons why, foremost being that—as I said from day one—these are the rules of engagement.  Sometimes I’ll post with relentless regularity, sometimes I’ll drop off the face of the earth for a while.  Don’t argue with […]

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If Phil leaves…

Another post about the Lakers, because hey, my blog. (There will be some writing stuff coming along soon here, updates and the like, if that’s more your speed.  Patience, grasshopper.) If Phil leaves the Lakers…well, the first thing I’m going to do is fly up to Minnesota, find Rambis, and kick him in the shin, […]

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83-79

I feel a tremendous joy today.  It is not the joy of an unexpected miracle; it is the joy of agony averted, a hinting shadow of what a prisoner must feel when the governor calls as they’re strapping him to the chair. Game 7 was both ugly and beautiful.  I have never seen such effort […]

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