Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Congrats to @bcal2012 for winning a @Sportiqe Lakers Tee

UPDATE - Earlier this month we opened a Lakers Tee giveaway contest sponsored by our good friends Sportiqe Brand Apparel Co. and today we've randomly picked a lucky Laker fan who simply had to follow us to be eligible to win.

Please help us congratulate @bcal2012 for winning this cool Lakers tee designed by the hottest and trendiest sports apparel company around.

Thanks again Sportiqe for providing us with the shirts.

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Sportiqe has established a new standard and continues to evolve a niche in delivering “Lifestyle” licensed apparel. Sportiqe is a fan favorite worn by some of the top celebrities, athletes, musicians, industry leaders and consumers alike.
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Phil Jackson on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 5/16/2013

Phil Jackson appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night to promote his latest book, "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success". 

Leno wasted no time addressing what every Laker fan still wants to know - Why D'Antoni and not him?

Phil summarized the episode by saying (and I paraphrase) that he was asked by now fiancee Jeanie Buss to talk to her brother Jim about possibly coaching the Lakers again and he said okay. Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak then show up to Phil's house that night and had an hour and a half discussion (Phil skipped the details of that convo).

Phil then told Jim and Mitch that he would have an answer for them by the following Monday. That Sunday night at midnight Mitch called Phil to tell him that they've hired former New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni because they felt he was a better fit for the team.

Bad decision Mitch. Nash, yes. Howard, yes. Choosing D'Antoni over PJ because of your boss's personal vendetta against him? D'oh!

Phil also addressed why D'Antoni wasn't the better fit after all and talked about his Kobe/Jordan comparison from the book.   

Video link provided by site contributor Loit Kaskla

Thursday, May 16, 2013

STAPLES Center now has free Wi-Fi thanks to Verizon Wireless partnership

Fans at STAPLES Center can now stream video, send pictures and post to social media sites on their wireless devices, using a fast and free Wi-Fi service. “STAPLES Center Wi-Fi powered by Verizon” is available throughout the arena, giving guests another option to wirelessly share the excitement during STAPLES Center’s more than 250 annual games, concerts, shows and special events.  Additionally, Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE and Verizon Wireless will provide guests access to the free Wi-Fi service beginning May 21st, 2013.

“We are incredibly excited to launch our own Wi-Fi network designed and powered by our partners at Verizon and that we are able to provide our guests with a high quality connectivity Wi-Fi experience,” Lee Zeidman, STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre and L.A. LIVE Sr. Vice President and General Manager. “Additionally the reliability and access will encourage our fans to use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Foursquare to share their experiences while at STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE.”

“Providing a world class customer experience is our top priority at Verizon Wireless and that includes giving customers options” said Luis Cruz, region president of Verizon Wireless.  “Our partnership with STAPLES Center delivers a powerful solution to our customers, allowing them to better manage their wireless data usage by choosing WiFi for video streaming and other services. They’ll be able switch back and forth between WiFi and our award-winning 4G LTE network.”

“STAPLES Center Wi-Fi powered by Verizon” provides full coverage throughout the arena, including the seating bowl, inside all 166 suites and on the suite levels, the upper and main concourse areas and in all back of house areas which include the locker rooms, dressing rooms, press rooms and production offices.

Guests can connect to the new service by turning on Wi-Fi on their wireless devices and selecting “VerizonWiFi” from the list of available networks.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Betting for bigger playoffs payoffs

What a season it has been. The Lakers showed serious promise just eight months ago but just as the season flew, so did the expectations out the window for their jam-packed superstar roster. While the Lakers quickly exited the post season, the rest of the remaining teams moved forward. Who will reach the Finals and be crowned 2012-13 NBA champions? Whichever direction the playoffs leads us in its closing stages, there is still plenty of speculation and betting going on as to which team will be favored to advance.

The clear favorites and best betting odds to ride on are clearly the defending champs, the Miami [C]Heat. You can currently ride the Heat train to back-to-back championship-ville with 4/7 odds. However they are certainly not the only team to spread your greenery on, both the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs are considered realistic bets to win the title as well. The odds for San Antonio are 9/2 and 12/1 for Oklahoma City – not bad but still considerably behind Miami in the books. Trying your luck in the Western Conference is the riskier move but with risk comes reward, and your bet in the west could potentially be the bigger playoff payoff.

Regardless, whether you win or lose, this crazy injury-inflicted asterisk season will inevitably be forever in the history books come next month. So in spirit of yet another busy Kupchak off season full of roster moves, quench your basketball fix by playing really cool Basketball slots games at online casino sites, such as the Dennis Rodman game and Slam Dunk. These basketball slots have plenty to offer from both a basketball and betting perspective, combining real player icons, cheerleaders, jerseys, basketball arenas, and nine pay lines with a wild symbol (the 23 jersey) to increase your odds of winning. Throw in cheap play and it’s a perfect way to spend the summer while you wait for a healthier 2013-14 NBA season to begin.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

@Sportiqe Lakers Tee Giveaway

Our good friends over at Sportiqe Apparel Co. are sponsoring our latest giveaway. Despite the early post-season exit, Laker fans shouldn't ponder on what could have been. In times like these, it's time for us to unite and support our team proudly.

What better way to do so than to wear the coolest Laker tees out there. Sportiqe has the hottest sports fashion apparel around. For your chance to win their shirt shown above (Size L) all you'll have to do is follow us and post a comment in reference to this giveaway.

Choose where to follow us: TwitterFacebook, Instagram; Google +

The winner will be announced in sometime this month. 

About Sportiqe Apparel Co.

Bringing fashion to every fan, Sportiqe Apparel merges casual sportswear with trend-driven designs for licensed apparel in the sports, music, food and corporate markets. Constantly looking towards the most current trends in fashion, Sportiqe has developed a niche in the licensed apparel industry with coveted styles that have been worn on the sidelines by celebrities, athletes, musicians, industry leaders and consumers alike.
Sportiqe was founded in 2006 by Jason Franklin and Matt Altman who wanted to develop a line of sporting wear with a fashionable boutiqe feel that people could connect to and fall in love with. Sportiqe’s apparel lines represent the culmination of intense research of current style trends designed on the most comfortable fabric selections. Thriving to narrow the gap between basics and casual fashion, Franklin and Altman leverage licensors to create more fashion-forward products to provide fans with apparel that they will be as proud to wear as who they root for.
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