Saturday, September 29, 2012

Floppers will pay...literally


ESPN.com TrueHoop senior writer Henry Abbott wrote an article and shared his thoughts about how the league in the upcoming season will now begin the process of fining NBA players who get caught flopping on video. IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!

The league is finally taking full advantage of the on-demand new media era that we've been living in for some time now. The lucky person who will be delegated the job of penalizing floppers will benefit from high-def instant replay and high-def post-game video review from the comfort of his lounger chair.   

How will the Ginobili's of the sport react to this? I hope by playing legitimate defense from now on. No more Oscar-worthy performances, just good old fashioned basketball.    

The heftiness of the fines will determine the long-lasting effect of the flop. Will the players continue to throw themselves to the floor or not? I'm assuming that the bench warmers and rookies of the league who aren't making the kind of funny money the elite players are will be taking the new punishment more seriously.    

I say fine $1000 per inch of empty space or over-dramatic fall from the presumed contact point.

One thing we all hope to happen as fans is a better flow to the game. No more impulsive plays like these...


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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Will you have Time Warner Cable SportsNet for televised Lakers games?



Don't wait until the last minute to see if your cable provider will have the new Lakers Time Warner Cable SportsNet channel. You'll need it in order to catch your televised Lakers games this upcoming 2012-13 season.

I just found out that my local cable provider DIRECTV does not. Needless to say I am shocked and very upset. I will make my voice heard no doubt about that.

Check to see if your cable provider has the Time Warner Cable SportsNet channel by clicking on the link below:

http://www.nba.com/lakers/twc_iwantmylakers

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Gameday Goods Lake Show T Shirt Giveaway

Hey Laker fans, Gameday Goods is sponsoring a free "Lake Show" T Shirt giveaway.

Contest Rules

All you have to do is sign up at Gameday Goods by visiting this link:

Register for Gameday Goods Lake Show T Shirt Giveaway

Remember to enter "Laker Liker" as the Groupon Code. It's that simple.

This promotion will last for 2 weeks so hurry and register! Valid entries must sign up at Gameday Goods. We will announce the winner on September 24th.

Remember to get your Lakers gear visit http://www.gamedaygoods.com/Los-Angeles-Lakers_c_33175.html and enter "Laker Liker" in the Coupon Box upon checkout to receive your exclusive 10% discount!

Go Lakers!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Meet Steve Blake, A.C. Green at Oxnard Dick's Sporting Goods Sept. 8-9


Hey Laker fans here's your chance to meet former Laker great A.C. Green and current Laker point guard Steve Blake at the grand opening of the Oxnard Dicks Sporting Goods.

Event Details:

Dick’s Sporting Goods will hold a three-day celebration to mark the Grand Opening of its new Oxnard location. To commemorate the occasion, the company will host a Friday-to-Sunday extravaganza featuring celebrity appearances, product giveaways, product demonstrations by industry experts and experiential activities for attendees of all ages to enjoy.

The Oxnard location is Dick’s Sporting Goods’ 21st store in the state of California and 494th nationwide.

Where:
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Esplanade Center
231 W. Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 973-1260

When:
Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9, 2012

Appearance Schedule:
•    Skeet Reese – Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
•    A.C. Green – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
•    Steve Blake – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information visit: http://www.dickssportinggoodsonline.com/Grand_Open/Oxnard/

Hope to see you there!