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Lakers BlogWith Kobe Bryant and a large contingent of the Lakers' fan base questioning Mitch Kupchak's front-office skills, this deal suddenly validated his presence. With the public clamoring for change, this deal finally settled the uneasiness. And with the Lakers...
Lakers BlogFollow Ron Artest with a video camera anytime and something funny is bound to happen. So it wasn't a matter of if, but when he would get a reality television show. There had been a few false starts, such as during the 2009-2010 season and last summer, but...
Lakers BlogCrisis over? The Lakers might not completely be their confident, swaggering selves but they crept considerably closer to that in New Orleans on Friday night by beating the Hornets, 100-86, in Game 3 of their best-of-seven playoff series. They’ve...
Lakers BlogWith the shot clock winding down, Lakers forward Pau Gasol had no other choice but to step out of his comfort zone. He had spent most of the game trying to stay aggressive and create a rhythm so that he could shake his playoff funk, and it seemed likely...
Lakers BlogSo much for the supposed panic in Lakerland. It's a full-blown commentary that often becomes more exaggerated than the Lakers' struggles themselves. There's usually a belief that Laker fans fluctuate between being delusional to a fault about the team's...
The Fabulous ForumWriters from around the Tribune Co. discuss the Miami Heat's 2-0 series lead over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Check back throughout the day for more responses, vote in the poll, and feel free to weigh in......
Amid this third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals, and with increasingly punitive salary-cap and luxury-tax penalties about to kick in from the new collective-bargaining agreement, the question becomes how the Miami Heat will be able to sustain their...
March Madness has given way to April Anxiety. Can anyone beat the Miami Heat? No this is not a trick question. Just a very disconcerting one if you happen to be a fan of the other teams chasing the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy. Expect the...
Barack Obama once again seemed to have a firm grip on the Hollywood vote during this year's election, so it's no surprise that stars came out to support the president Tuesday at his election night rally at McCormick Place. And because, to them, there...
Being a rookie in the NBA is tough enough. You don't want to have to run around town to find a teammate a bathing glove, too. Not a batting glove, mind you. A bathing glove. Glen "Big Baby" Davis, the 290-pound power forward who has a lot of acreage to...
Ever since Carmelo Anthony led Syracuse to an NCAA basketball championship as a freshman in 2003, his once-shiny reputation has been steadily chipped away. From the missteps off the court early in his NBA career to the way he alienated an adoring fan...
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