Magic throttle Cavaliers, James

 

  

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)—Never in LeBron James’ entire basketball life could he recall being down by more than 40 points.

Not in the NBA. Not in high school. Not even playing pickup basketball as a kid. Continue reading

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Bynum Warmup Video

        Andrew Bynum

Lakers center Andrew Bynum went through his traditional pregame warmup Friday night at STAPLES Center for the first time since he hurt his knee on Jan. 31st at Memphis. Continue reading

Andrew Bynum back at work

 

    

EL SEGUNDO – Now that all the fallout is over (is it really over?) from injured Laker center Andrew Bynum’s recent visit to the Playboy mansion, more important issues can be address.

Such as, when will Bynum’s right knee be healthy enough for him to return to action? Continue reading

Bryant, Gasol lead Lakers past Bucks

 

         

Kobe Bryant hadn’t been playing his best basketball of the season coming into the Wednesday’s game in Milwaukee, the final of seven straight games away from Los Angeles. In fact, in his last nine games, Bryant had shot over 50 percent just twice. Continue reading

Bobcats beat Lakers again

 

         

What exactly is it about the Bobcats that’s made them the only other team not named “Boston” to have a winning record against the Lakers?

Does L.A. simply overlook them more than they do other troubled franchises? Do the Bobcats, like Portland and Utah, just save their top level of effort for the purple and gold? Continue reading

Mark Cuban Fined for Twitter Comments

 

                   

The NBA’s true maverick has been fined $25,000 for his recent comments on Twitter. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently used the social networking tool to voice his anger at league officiating after Friday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets. Cuban’s “tweets” referred to an altercation between Nuggets player J. R. Smith and Mavs player Antoine Wright.

First post (7:25 p . m . , March 27):

how do they not call a tech on JR Smith for coming off the bench to taunt our player on the ground ? Continue reading

Hawks hold off Kobe and the Lakers

 

   

ATLANTA (AP)—It was the kind of shot Kobe Bryant might make—a 3-pointer that bounces high off the rim, ricochets off the top of the backboard, then drops through.

Mike Bibby was the one who pulled it off Sunday.

Bibby scored 21 points and buried Los Angeles with his improbable 3, leading the Atlanta Hawks to an 86-76 victory in which they took advantage of an ailing Bryant and dropped the Lakers farther behind Cleveland in the race for the NBA’s best overall record.

The playoff-bound Hawks led nearly the entire way, rebounding from consecutive home losses to two other elite teams, San Antonio and defending champion Boston. For Los Angeles, it was the lowest-scoring game of the season. Continue reading