// Los Angeles Lakers

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 19

Just over a month remains in the season, and the Miami Heat got the highest ever rating on SportsCenter’s panic meter (9.99). The Lakers are on a roll, and Chicago has quietly positioned themselves as a legitimate contender, just 2.5 games out of the East’s lead. Each half of the bracket is starting to pull […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-7-11

The San Antonio Spurs didn’t make any moves at the trade deadline, but that didn’t stop them from maintaining their stranglehold on the No. 1 spot in the SoB NBA Power Rankings. The Spurs have now held the No. 1 spot in our rankings for two straight months, and despite getting drubbed by the Los […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 18

It won’t be long now until the playoffs begin, and there’s still a lot to be decided. Except for the Spurs, every playoff team is at most 2.5 games away from their nearest competition. The trade deadline passed, with spectacular results. Now, cuts will be looking for a new team in time to be playoff […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 17

After the All-Star break, it’s still a rough NBA world. Dwyane Wade got roughed up a little bit Sunday, Carmelo Anthony is a Knick and Cleveland finally got to 10 wins. San Antonio’ll wind up as #1, and Chicago will more than likely wind up as #3, though they’re only two games back. Speaking of […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 16

The Clippers are now officially the worst team ever, after letting Cleveland get the better of them. Speaking of which, it’s thanks to the Cavs that Washington finally won a road game in its 26th attempt. And the Celtics are still in 1st place in the East despite emptying out the Maine Red Claws with […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 2-14-11

With one week left before the All-Star break, the NBA playoff picture is now coming into focus. Out West, the San Antonio Spurs have separated themselves from the pack, and are in the driver seat for the No. 1 seed. The Dallas Mavericks, who trail the Spurs by seven games, have a precarious hold on […]

Ray Allen Sets Record; Celtics Fall Apart Against Lakers

It didn’t take long in Thursday night’s game for Ray Allen to put his name into the NBA record book. After missing his first long range attempt, Allen came through on his next two to both tie and pass Reggie Miller for the all-time three point record in NBA history. Allen hit the 2,560th and […]

Video: Ray Allen Breaks 3 Point Record Against Lakers

Ray Allen finally did it. On a night when the Celtics were facing the Lakers on TNT, Allen hit his second three of the night and 2,561st of his career, breaking the all-time record held by Reggie Miller (who was in attendance as a TNT announcer). Allen tied the record with a three at the […]

Carmelo Anthony to the Lakers?

It’s been all over ESPN and we still have no idea what’s going to happen.  What will the decision be? What team will he be playing for? No, were not talking about Lebron anymore, now its Carmelo Anthony.  With the trade deadline approaching, many teams are trying to shift around players and make a run in the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 15

Kobe Bryant has played more games than Michael Jordan, Ray Allen needs two more threes to break Reggie Miller’s record, and the Cavaliers have now lost more games in a row (25) than the previous record holder, Cleveland. Yes, there’s plenty of exciting things happening in the NBA lately. Of course, San Antonio’s still running […]

Pierce Lights Up Lakers, Celtics Win 109-96

Paul Pierce grew up just outside of Los Angeles in Inglewood, and boy does he love coming home. Pierce turned it up in the third quarter, as the Celtics scored an impressive victory over their hated rival Los Angeles Lakers 109-96 at the Staples Center, behind the Captain’s 32 points. Rajon Rondo had 16 assists […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 13

Halfway through the season, and there’s great fun in futility. The Cavs are on pace for 15 wins, and are eight losses away from breaking their own record for longest losing streak ever. The Wizards are 0-21 on the road. But the Spurs have a six-game lead over the Lakers, and Boston is still a […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 1-24-11

The first half of the 2010-2011 NBA regular season is officially in the books, and it appears the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are on yet another collision course (unless, of course, the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat have something to say about it). Those elite teams currently hold the top four positions […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 12

Another week down, and after a brief scare, the Celtics are back on top of the Heat, following injuries to the other Big Three. Dirk Nowitzki’s absence really took a toll on the Mavericks. The Lakers are nicely situated at #2. The #8/#9 gaps are reasonably safe, in the West due to skill and the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 11

Another week down, and the Celtics have another losing streak going, dropping behind Miami’s Big Three. The Cavaliers are the worst team in the NBA without you-know-who. Orlando is still going strong. And while the West’s eight are fairly well-entrenched, the East still has a couple of spots up for grabs, so let’s look at […]