Friday, October 23, 2015

Los Angeles Lakers Opening Game Less Than A Week Away

The Los Angeles Lakers are within a week of their regular season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves, which is set for October 28th at the Staples Center.

New addition Lou Williams has been handling most of the scoring duties during the team’s preseason slate. In the Lakers first three preseason games, losses to the Utah Jazz twice and the Toronto Raptors, Williams led the team in scoring with 14, 20 and 19 points in the respective games.

Kobe Bryant looked healthy in an exhibition against Maccabi Haifa on October 11th, leading the team with 21 points while rookie guard D’Angelo Russell dished out 11 assists. Jordan Clarkson led the team in scoring in their next three preseason games, having 17 points each time. In seven games, the Lakers have gone 3-4 with one final preseason contest before the games start counting.

The Lakers face the defending champion Golden State Warriors Thursday night at the Honda Center. According to, the average ticket price for the preseason finale is $112.28 with a get-in price of $38. It’s an opportune time to see quality basketball before the regular season begins and the ticket prices rise. The average price for Lakers tickets for the home and season opener against the Timberwolves is $256.88 and a get-in price of $62.

Los Angeles plans on being significantly better than last year’s disastrous season, which ended up being one of the worst seasons in franchise history. The Lakers are playing as if they had two top picks in the draft, as they selected Russell with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and have Julius Randle returning from injury. Randle was hurt in the first game of last season and missed the entire year after being selected No. 7 overall in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Although the Lakers had a poor season and saw another injury to future Hall-of-Fame guard Bryant, they discovered Jordan Clarkson who was named to the All-Rookie team.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Celebrities react to Lamar Odom

In case you missed it - Kobe scored 21 the other night

Kobe's just fine...21 points on 10 shots in 18 minutes.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Shhh, it's Kobe's Farewell Season

So it's pretty clear, Kobe doesn't want his final season to be heavily publicized by the media. In every interview, he answers the same question about his farewell tour with the utmost humility, "It's not in my nature".

So, how will the organization make his last year a memorable one? Besides making him the highest paid athlete among his peers, I'm sure the Buss fam will still find a way to pay his respects before he rides off in the sunset.

Will it be as dramatic as Jeter's farewell, but Kobe will have to find a way to bite his tongue when he gets the outpouring of gratitude and appreciation for what he has brought to the Los Angeles Lakers organization.

In case you need a reminder, here is his resume:
  • 5× NBA champion (2000–2002, 2009–2010)
  • 2× NBA Finals MVP (2009–2010)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2008)
  • 17× NBA All-Star (1998, 2000–2015)
  • 4× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011)
  • 11× All-NBA First Team (2002–2004, 2006–2013)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2000–2001)
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team (1999, 2005)
  • 9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2000, 2003–2004, 2006–2011)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2001–2002, 2012)
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1997)
  • 2× NBA scoring champion (2006–2007)
  • NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1997)
  • Los Angeles Lakers all-time leading score

Monday, October 5, 2015

Big Deal or No Big Deal - Lakers lose 1st preseason game by 19

get it, it's just preseason...but should Laker fans worry that their team lost be 19 points in their debut preseason game?

In case you missed it, here is the final box score from last night's game.

At least in Twitter world the consensus was not to worry, it was just preseason, and Coach Scott was fiddling around with variations of plays and rotations. 

The highlight of course was Kobe stepping on the floor again since undergoing surgery to repair his shoulder.

What do you think? Is last night's loss a sign for things to come or should Laker fans relax and wait for the regular season to start?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


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.