Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles Lakers’

ANDREW BYNUM ONCE AGAIN UNDER FIRE FOR PARTYING

September 24, 2010

ANDREW BYNUM: STILL IMMATURE

Bill Plaschke of the L.A. Times has a brutal piece today on Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum. Bynum refused to have offseason knee surgery so that he could party at the World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa.

Now Bynum will have to have a procedure on the knee and may miss six to eight weeks, including most of November. That would leave the Lakers with 37-year-old journeyman Theo Ratliff as their starting center. Ratliff hasn’t averaged double figures in scoring or rebounding for an entire decade.

Bynum has gotten into trouble on at least two other occassions for not taking injuries seriously. In March of 2009, Bynum was photographed “rehabbing” his knee by carrying a Playboy bunny on his shoulders while attending a party at the Playboy mansion. Bynum was also photographed the previous year boozing at a UCLA frat party while injured.

MEL GIBSON BROKE, HAS TO SELL LAKERS TICKETS

July 19, 2010

SAD MEL GIBSON LOSES LAKERS SEASON TIX

Radaronline.com continues to release audio in which crazed actor Mel Gibson continuously calls the mother of infant daughter filthy names and also reveals he’s broke. In the latest online post, which Radaronline entitled: “Exclusive New Audio: Mel Gibson Completely Loses It; ‘B*tch, C**t, Whore, Gold Digger” Gibson screams obscenities at Oksana Grigorieva until he is left gasping for breath.

Also in the audio, Gibson reveals he had to sell his season tickets to the Los Angeles Lakers because he needs the money.

RON ARTEST TWEET OF THE DAY

July 9, 2010

LAKERS ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS!

June 18, 2010

The Los Angeles Lakers captured their 16th title Thursday with an 83-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game Seven of the NBA Finals. The Lakers and Celtics have now captured more than half the championships in NBA history.

Finals MVP Kobe Bryant admitted his shooting was off Thursday night because he tried too hard and wanted to beat the Celtics “too much.” Bryant had 23 points on only 6-24 shooting but he did have 15 rebounds. The game was also redemption for Lakers crazy man Ron Artest who may be the first player in NBA history to publicly thank his psychiatrist for his championship ring. Artest manned up with 20 points in Game Seven to help pick up the slack for Bryant who had a rare bad night shooting. However, the Lakers best player Thursday was forward Pau Gasol who had 19 points and 18 rebounds, all while making numerous huge plays.

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Amazingly, Lakers coach Phil Jackson may not be back with the team next season. Maybe it’s because of owner Jerry Buss’ gambling addiction or just his cheapness but no decision has been made yet to bring Jackson back next year. Jackson earned $12 million this season. He would probably want $16 million or more to stay. Buss may make the economic decision to let him go. Bryant is set to make $25 million in 2010-11. He is up for a $90 million max contract extension. The Lakers also just signed Gasol to a contract that will pay him over $74 million through 2014.

In the short term, LA will probably sell out all of their games next season anyway, even without Jackson. However, the last time the Lakers decided not to pay The Zen Master they went 34-58. The last guy who coached the Lakers in the 2000’s that was not Phil Jackson had a winning percentage of .256. That was Frank Hamblen in 2005. He went 10-29 WITH Kobe Bryant. Jackson won three NBA Championships with the Lakers before Hamblen. Same team. Much different results. Jackson has also been to the Finals three times since replacing Hamblen and just won back-to-back World Championships. Jackson has coached 10 years in L.A. since 2000. All ten teams finished over .500 and made the playoffs. In fact, seven of those ten Jackson-coached Lakers teams have gone to the Finals. Jackson has five championships with the Lakers. That’s now 11 championship teams Jackson has coached with the Lakers and Chicago Bulls, making him one of the great coaches in sports history. He even got a ring as a player with the New York Knicks in the -70s.

Why in God’s name would the Lakers even hesitate to bring Jackson back? Here’s a hint:

According to Vanity Fair, Buss has a serious gambling problem and has incurred “substantial losses.” The magazine quotes a story from the L.A. Business Journal which describes a “personal sell-a-thon” by the Lakers owner to cover his gambling debts. Buss was forced to sell his hockey team, coin collection, ranch and even his Beverly Hills mansion in order to support his gambling habit. That may not bode well for Jackson or the Lakers. Jackson says he will make his decision whether or not to return to the Lakers within a week. However, this is starting to look like a Chicgo Bulls fiasco all over again. That’s how Jackson ended up with the Lakers in the first place. Some dumbass owner thinking he and “the organization” were more important than the coaches or players.

PAU GASOL CAME UP HUGE FOR THE LAKERS

BOSTON SPORTS WEBSITE MAKES FUN OF PAU GASOL’S PURSE

June 16, 2010

ASSHAT OF THE DAY: TED GREEN

June 1, 2010

PAUL PIERCE: LIVING WELL IS THE BEST REVENGE

So, do the sports editors of the Los Angeles Times ever read what goes into their newspaper? Can’t say as I blame them if they don’t. Since the death of Jim Murray over a decade ago, the paper has produced more transvestites than quality writers.

The usually docile L.A. sports world received a jolt yesterday when the comatose Times sports editors let this gem slip through by failed newscaster turned blogger/tv producer Ted Green:

“By the way, Pierce’s idea of a fun night is going clubbing and getting stabbed. Good times!”

Green was hyping the upcoming Boston Celtics/Los Angeles Lakers NBA Finals by referring to a 2000 stabbing incident that almost killed Celtics star Paul Pierce. Green made the reference while writing his blog piece for the Times on the topic “Guide to hating the Celtics.” Apparently, the proper response to “Beat L.A.!” is “Stab Boston.”

The Times eventually pulled Green’s piece but no before being nationally mocked over it. With all of the quality blogs that have been axed by the Times to save money, it’s unbelievable that the 60ish Green still has even a part time gig.

DEREK FISHER DAGGERS THE JAZZ

May 9, 2010

TATUM FISHER: UTAH HATES CHILDREN WITH CANCER

NBA fans in Utah still hate Derek Fisher. And his cancer-stricken daughter.

Saturday night, Fisher hit the go ahead three-pointer in Salt Lake City to give his Los Angeles Lakers a 111-110 victory over the Utah Jazz, his former club. The Lakers now hold a vrtually insurmounatable 3-0 lead in their best of seven series. A couple of seasons ago, the Jazz let Fisher out of his contract. The move was ostensibly made so that Fisher could seek medical treatment for his infant daughter who had developed a cancerous tumor in her eye. Fisher had asked to play in either Los Angeles, Cleveland, or New York city. His only motivation for changing teams was to get the best cancer treatment for his daughter.

At the time, numerous articles were published praising both Fisher and the Jazz. However, Fisher has since won another NBA championship ring with the Lakers and Jazz fans apparently are now having a change of heart. Fisher is now a pariah with the usually docile Jazz fans. Yahoo! Sports detailed how Utah fans covered their left eyes while Fisher shot free throws and even held up photos of his daughter. They chanted “Fisher sucks!” during every game. Things got so bad that Fisher told Yahoo! that he’s not leaving his hotel room and his wife has not made the trip to Utah for the playoffs.

Stay classy, Utah.

CLASSY JAZZ FAN TAUNTS DEREK FISHER ABOUT HIS CHILD’S CANCER

NBA FEUD OF THE DAY: KOBE VS MATT BARNES OF ORLANDO

March 8, 2010

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RON ARTEST’S NEW HAIR

March 7, 2010

 

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KOBE BRYANT LITERALLY PUNCHES ANDRE IGUODALA IN THE GROIN DURING SHOT

March 4, 2010

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