Go check out the redesigned Lakers.com website. It's a lot easier to navigate and aesthetically enhanced. The focal point of the homepage is now an eye-catching Lakers highlight photo/article presentation reel that you can scroll through. Most popular sports sites have this similar design. Go Lakers!
Last night after the Lakers game the unimaginable happened. A 2-year-old boy fell 30 feet from luxury box seats 3 stories up. According to the Associated Press the Tang family were taking photos just after the game when their 2-year-old son, Lucas Anthony Tang climbed over a clear safety barrier and fell to his death.
Witnesses said that the toddler was moving his arms, legs and head when transported to the ambulance.
The Staples Center is in compliance with all safety codes and regulations. Building regulations require guardrails to be at least 26 inches high in front of seats. Guardrails in front of stairs must be 42 inches high. Incidents like these really make you question such codes and regulations. If a 2-year-old boy can climb over a safety barrier that's in compliance shouldn't there be amendments implemented?
Please keep the Tang family in your thoughts and prayers. This is such a tragic story. I know we can't bring Lucas back but I really hope the Lakers organization respectfully reacts to help ease the pain the family is going through right now.
No! Tell me it isn't so! It's all a lie! Lakers lose 2 straight?! Okay people relax. Its not 2012. Planet Earth is not going to crumble because of another Laker loss. As I read comments around the blogging community the main consensus is PANIC! Listen, we always go through this when the champs show any sign of weakness. Fans are like scattered ants when a fallen twig obstacles their path where as the real fan simply walks around Mother Nature's test. When are fans ever going to stop placing the Lakers on Gods pedestal? I mean they're placed so high even Snoop D.O. Double G is saying damn.
Lakers are fine. Remember this is only L.A.'s second loss of the season. Did you really think they were going to go 82-0? An 8-2 record is not too shabby, actually it's 3rd best in the league. Just shy of New Orleans (8-0) and San Antonio (8-1) records.
Here are some favoring numbers that I really shouldn't have to spotlight. Hopefully they'll raise some eye brows and bring comfort to those who are in the fetal position.
Kobe is ranked 6th among shooting guards. He's averaging 25 points, 5 rebounds/assists. He's scored 252 points (3rd). Gasol is ranked 1st among centers, 2nd among power forwards and 2nd overall in the league. The Spaniard is a doble doble monster! He's averaging 23 points with 12 rebs. He's scored a total of 232 (6th). Lamar is among the top 25 small forwards and coincides with his teammates double double average scoring 15 ppg and pulling down 10 rebs pg. Shannon Brown is having a career high season so far scoring in the double digits when playing 20 + minutes. D Fish is still clutch in the grind. We can always look for him to make the big shot. Fisher has also picked up his defense game, he has 13 steals already. Speaking of defense Artest continues to show his defensive colors by pick-pocketing for 18 scrappy steals.
Look L.A. continues to look as promising as a pinky swear and you know you can't go back on a pinky swear and they will continue to be THE team to beat regardless of their recent catastrophic events.
It's that time of year again, time to mark your calendars for this calendar. The 2nd annual Laker Girls calendar will be available for shipment on November 22nd.
The Lakers and FOX Sports West have teamed up to create the amazing 2011 Laker Girls calendar. This is a must have item for any Lakers fan and a perfect gift for the Holiday season! Hurry and order yours today.
Journey to the Ring pairs Phil Jackson, the NBA's most successful coach, and Andrew D. Bernstein, the NBA's Senior Director of Photography, in an exciting, behind-the-scenes recollection of the Los Angeles Lakers' 2009-10 championship season in this stunning black and white photography book. Jackson, coach of eleven NBA championship teams, gives insight into last season's games, practices, his players, what he is saying in the huddle and more.
With the help of The Film Yap.com you can enter to win a copy of the “Los Angeles Lakers 2010 NBA Finals Series Collectors Edition” on DVD! This 8-DVD set includes the entire 7-game NBA Finals series between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics!
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The power of athlete endorsement or maybe Kobe just making anything look cool even when he's in the middle of a simulated video game gun battle is ever so powerful. I am the rare bunch who didn't reserve a copy of the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops video game coming out tomorrow. Now a days I don't have a lot of free time so my determination to unlock and beat every Modern Warfare 2 challenge first at my own pace before moving on to the next best shooter game is mainly the reason...until I saw this video. Damn you Kobe!
I never truly understood why big name brands dished out millions of dollars to put athletes faces on their products. I mean I would sit back and laugh at all of those suckers who would rush to get the latest and coolest endorsed shoe. The truth of the matter is I am among those suckers and have been for a while now thanks to #24. I can't help it, my eyes are drawn to whatever Kobe endorses and touches. Let me explain.
I didn't liked Sprite until I saw Kobe on their can many years ago, now I have cases of the stuff in my fridge.
I really wasn't a fan of Vitamin Water but yes I am now thanks to Kobe quenching his thirst here. I'm such a klosed sucker.
I rarely spend more than $50 on a pair of new shoes but you know I had to get me some Nike Zoom Kobe V's! $125 Bucks later and I only wear them when I go to games because they don't go with any of my other casual wear.
I've always been a fan of the NBA 2K Sports video games but when I heard that Kobe was making their 2010 cover I not only rushed to reserve my copy but I also had to reserve the "Collectors Edition". Somebody please slap me already.
Don't get me started with my Kobe wardrobe and collection of merchandise. Listen I am a grown man here whose kryptonite is wanting what the Black Mamba likes (or gets paid to like). I need KOBE counseling. K - Keep, O - On, B - Buying, E - Endorsements.
Tonight versus the Sacramento Kings, Kobe passed Kareem as the all-time Laker to play the most regular season minutes. Before tip-off Kobe had to play just 3 minutes to have the necessary 37,493 minutes to accomplish this new feat as you will see below courtesy of LakerStats.com
Lamar Odom is just killing it out there on the floor. So far in the first 4 games of the season LO is shooting 71% FG, 75%3PT, averaging 12 REBS and 16 PPG. With numbers like these you forget that Bynum is out. The Candy Man is definitely making every minute of his average 34 count.
It's obvious Lamar is carrying the off-season momentum from his gold medal victory in the FIBA World Championships into this early season. Keep up the GREAT work Lamar!