Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mom


It's been a minute since my last post. Honestly, I've been busy. I didn't know where else to go but here to express how I feel at the moment. My mother passed away earlier this year. That was definitely tough and I will struggle for a very long time that I will not see her or hear from her again - at least not in this world.

Every time she called, I would sigh. I didn't look forward to talking to my mother at times because she called so often. After her passing, I then realized that she was only calling me because she missed me and her grandchildren. All that she wanted to do was to tell me how much she loved me and my boys. She was just lonely...she was just lonely. When we found out she had lung cancer from smoking for the majority of her life, we moved her closer to us. All of her kids stepped up big and I want to believe she passed peacefully. Hospice personnel were simply amazing. They are angels and deserve all the praise they can get.

What an ass I was for not wanting to pick up she she called. I miss her and her annoying calls. Please if you are reading this, call your mother and tell her you love her. My mother's love was unconditional to the purest of the definition. All she did was love her kids. She lived for her kids, and she remarkably raised her kids by herself.

I love you Mom. Ezra and Noah miss you very much, Noah says the most random things about you too. It's crazy how subtle movements, noises, smells and objects remind me of you.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Kobe Bryant "Let It Tank" Frozen Parody by Bleacher Report



This funny video is presented by the Bleacher Report Media Lab - http://thelab.bleacherreport.com

"Let It Tank"is pretty much what Kobe and the Lakers organization should do in hopes for a high lottery pick.


It's been reported that Byron Scott will rest Kobe Bryant once the Lakers are 'nowhere near playoff contention'. To many, this season is already done so why even have the team compete.


Heck, even the Magic man said this:


“I hope the Lakers lose every game, because if you’re going to lose, lose. I’m serious."

“If you’re going to lose, you have to lose, because you can’t be in the middle of the pack. You either have to be great or you have to be bad, to get a good [draft] pick."

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Kobe surpasses MJ as 3rd all-time greatest scorer


Congratulations to Kobe Bryant for surpassing Michael Jordan as the 3rd all-time greatest scorer in NBA history. He entered tonight's game needing just 9 points (32,293). Many guesses were thrown out by fans in the social media spectrum as to how Kobe would score that highly anticipated 9th point - Reverse 360 under the leg left-handed dunk? Three-pointer over five defenders and opposing coach? Behind the rim fade away jumper? Lane thrashing yelling for a foul lay-up?

Needless to say fans were hoping for any of these amazing shots to make the highlight reel but the usual suspect, the cold and sterile free throw line stole the show. Yup, Kobe made things official at the line with his second made free throw. I guess it was apropos given he's scored a lot of his points at the line.

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor presented Kobe with the game ball and everyone in the Target Arena gave the GOAT a standing O. Both his teammates and Timberwolves players hugged Kobe. What an amazing moment for Kobe and the Lakers organization for doing everything within their power to ensure Kobe remained a Lakers for all these years.

As we had assumed last month, we crunched Kobe's numbers and correctly predicted that Kobe would pass MJ on this very night.

Here's the proof: http://lakerliker.com/2014/11/kobe-needs-just-406-pts-to-pass-mj.html

We hope you enjoy what we've designed to help commemorate Kobe's remarkable achievement.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hublot Laker Watches on Every Laker Fans' Christmas List


Hey Lakers fans, have you been naughty or nice? Either way, it's most likely that Santa's skipping your chimney if you added any of these watches on your list.

Any Laker fan would agree that Hublot, the official time keeper of the Los Angeles Lakers makes the finest Laker watches in the world.

Take it from Kobe, Hublot Brand Ambassador, he himself has a watch designed after him called the King Power Black Mamba

Heck the team even chimed in and has a piece designed after their famed franchise called the King Power Los Angeles Lakers.

Both watches are shown above - images obtained from Hublot.com.

My mother always told me, if it doesn't have a price tag then it's probably expensive. While the term expensive is relative, according to my pocket book she's right.

The Black Mamba will set you back $25K and the Los Angeles Lakers team watch will set you back $28K. 

If you had the extra money, could you see yourself spending it on any of these beauties?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Kobe needs just 406 pts to pass MJ


As the season progresses, so do the Lakers' struggles. As Laker fans anticipate win #2, they are also keeping a close eye at Kobe's points.

Arguably the greatest Laker of all time, Kobe and his worldwide fan base look forward to one monumental feat this season - Will the G.L.O.A.T. pass the G.O.A.T. to become the 3rd all-time greatest scorer in NBA history?

As of today, Kobe needs just 406 points to pass Michael Jordan. Moving forward, if Kobe averages his jersey no., he will be in line to pass MJ in 17 games. This leaves us with the prediction that Kobe will make headlines on Dec. 14th in Minnesota against the Timberwolves.

What appears will be this franchise's worst season, this inevitable accolade will be the light at the end of a very long tunnel adding yet another staple to Kobe's legacy.

Regardless of the standings, fans should stay glued to their TV's every time Kobe touches the ball as they are truly watching a legend do magic before his final disappearing act.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Woodcut Artist Loren Kantor's Latest Woodcut Print Inspired By Phil Jackson


Hey Laker fans, local woodcut artist Loren Kantor based out in Hollywood recently carved this original woodcut print inspired by Phil Jackson. This image that we've captured from her blog I'm sure does not give her artistry the true praise that it deserves from up close.

Ms. Kantor is also a gifted writer as you will see when you follow the link to her blog provided just below.


Enjoy!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Julius Randle's 2014 NBA Summer League Highlights



Thanks to Lakers Tribe we were able to find a compilation of Julius Randle highlights from his 2014 NBA Summer League debut.

In the four games he played and started in Julius averaged 13 PPG, 1 BPG, 4 REB,  and 3 TO. 

It's hard not to think about how similar his game is to Lamar's. The only concern we have is this video does not show one splashed jumper. Does Julius have a perimeter game?  

The PF lefty was drafted by the Lakers with their highest pick in franchise history at #7 since James Worthy's No. 1 pick in '82.

Laker fans will have to wait to see how reliable Julius will be once the season tip's off.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Kobe becomes #3 investor for BODYARMOR

http://www.bevnet.com/news/2014/kobe-bryant-invests-in-bodyarmor-becomes-third-largest-shareholder/
Hey Laker fans, we wanted to let you know that Kobe is on the cover of BevNet magazine, the #1 beverage trade in the industry, with Mike Repole from BODYARMOR.

Kobe is the #3 investor of this upgraded premium sports drink which contains more electrolytes, vitamins and coconut water and does not include any artificial colors or sweeteners.

I guess it's safe to say that his Glaceau Vitamin Water days are over.

To learn more about Kobe's big investment click here.

Friday, September 5, 2014

In case you missed it - SI Now talked about Kobe and the state of the Lakers

http://www.si.com/nba/video/2014/08/22/why-kobe-isnt-being-kobe

Sports Illustrated Now recently talked about Kobe's declaration that he is "70 in basketball years", and the state of Lakers this upcoming season

Here is the video - Warning: Content is graphic for Laker fans

Let us know what you think? Do you agree with NBA Writer for SI.com Ben Golliver saying that the Lakers are going to be a bottom 3 or 4 team in the Western Conference?

One thing Laker fans can bet on is that the Black Mamba will enter this season with a refreshed sense of determination and Mamba-like focus to strike once again before leaving a legacy that will always have his name in every GOAT convo.

We all know how Kobe loves to prove critics wrong not by his words but by his actions. Team captain is entering the 2014-15 season with 31,700 career total points with Jordan's 32,292 points (3rd All-time) in arms reach. That's just 8 Toronto Raptor games away from passing.

Now Kareem's all-time leading 38,387 points will take an absolute miracle to pass. Kobe can get close if he remains healthy his last two seasons and if he can some how carry his team into the playoffs to extend his chances.