SPURS LOOK BAD AGAINST LAKERS

Winning a division title probably won’t move the seismograph in Los Angeles, but beating the San Antonio Spurs is always a big deal for the Lakers and it is also becoming a common occurrence. The Spurs and Lakers are the two dominant teams of this decade, winning a combined six championships and one or the … [Read more…]

McDONALD’S ALL-STARS UNDECIDED

The 2009 McDonald’s All-American boys basketball were recently named and of the 24 names in the West and East rosters, two stood out because of what it said under the last column – undecided. Lance Stephenson of Lincoln High School from Brooklyn, N.Y., and DeMarcus Cousins of LeFlore High School from Mobile, Ala., have yet … [Read more…]

BRYANT, MAYO HEADLINE NBA MIDSEASON

When he was a freshman at USC, O.J. Mayo spent his summer vacation playing one-one-one against Kobe Bryant at Bryant’s basketball camp held at Loyola Marymount in Marina del Rey. Bryant won most of the battles, but Mayo more than held his own against the player regarded as the best in the world. Mayo’s basketball … [Read more…]

CELTICS’ GLASS IS HALF EMPTY

Something is definitely wrong with the Boston Celtics. Though the defending NBA champs are still a major driving force in the East, the Celtics’ high-powered engine is beginning to leak and their once tireless energy on defense is showing some wear-and-tear. Coach Doc Rivers also hinted the team is severely missing two key cogs from … [Read more…]