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November 29th 2013 20:59
This season has started! Who's off to a great start?



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October 5th 2013 04:34
NBA starts soon!
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August 10th 2013 05:11
Mark Sanchez threw a pick six on his first play of the pre-season.
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NBA Finals

June 15th 2013 06:44
Heat v. Spurs Game 5 Sunday
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Western Conference

Oklahoma City Thunder v. Houston Rockets
San Antonio Spurs v. Los Angeles Lakers
Denver Nuggets v. Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Clippers v. Memphis Grizzlies
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Jerry Buss Dies at 80

February 22nd 2013 22:44

This past week marked the passing and remembrance of the life and legacy of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Jerry Buss was one of the greatest owners of one of the greatest franchises in sports history. Throughout his career Jerry Buss proved to be a sports pioneer. NBA Commissioner David Stern called Buss “nothing less than a transformational force in the history of sports.”

At Buss’ memorial on Thursday Hall of Famers such as Jerry West, Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson, and future Hall of Famers Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant all came celebrate and reflect on the life of a man that Jerry West said “left a shadow over the entire sports world.”

Since taking over the Lakers in 1979 Buss brought Los Angeles 10 championships in the form of having the most entertaining show in basketball. Hall of Famers Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy brought Showtime to Los Angeles during the Lakers' run to five titles in nine years in the 1980s. Buss brought a style of play and show that mirrored that of the flamboyant Hollywood lifestyle.

In the early 2000’s Buss would again rekindle the flame of the 80’s with Phil Jackson leading Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant to a three-peat from 2000 to '02 before Bryant and Pau Gasol teamed up to win back-to-back titles under Jackson in 2009 and 2010.

Through all of the high and lows in Lakerland Jerry Bus very much embodied the characteristics of the Lakers and their Hollywood mentality. Buss loved poker and frequently participated in high-stakes tournaments. Even as he reached his 70’s Jerry Buss was no stranger to the Los Angeles club scene.

Jerry Bus truly lived the Hollywood dream and I think Magic Johnson put it into words best. "This is a celebration of life," Johnson said. "This is a celebration of success. We shouldn't be sad. We should be happy that the man enjoyed his life and did it his way."
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The Hard Life of the Los Angeles Lakers

January 25th 2013 08:11

Somewhere in the world JaMarcus Russell is sitting back and smiling. He is no longer the biggest bust in sports history thanks to this year Los Angeles Lakers. When the Lakers acquired Steve Nash and Dwight Howard in the offseason they thought they had established themselves as legitimate championship contenders.

The Lakers thought they had put together the best starting five of all time with three sure fire Hall of Famers in Kobe Bryant (five-time champion, fifteen time All-Star, MVP), Steve Nash (six-time All-Star, two-time MVP), and Dwight Howard (seven-time all-star, three-time Defensive Player of the Year). And the other two guys that round out the starting five, how about four-time All-Star Pau Gasol and former Defensive Player of the Year Metta World Peace?

Going into this year NBA’s season, expectations for Los Angeles’ super team were sky high. World Peace’s goal for the team: "Well, we definitely want to win 73 games." That would have been an NBA record. Instead, half way through the season the Lakers are the owners of a very mediocre 17-24 record. Max Kellerman of ESPN LA may have worded it best -- "This is the largest disappointment in NBA history. You can build super teams that don't gel in the NFL. Not in the NBA. Never has there been a team assembled like the Lakers that has performed so poorly, ever."

The Miami Heat are no strangers to hype and expectations. When the Miami Heat assembled the Big Three of LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade, it was championship or bust. By their own standards, Miami’s Heatles were a bust in their first year together falling to Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals in six games, but at least Miami’s ‘super team’ made it to the finals.

With each loss this year’s Los Angeles Lakers are further establishing themselves as of one of the greatest debacles in sports history. Going into this season it was championship or bust for the Los Angeles Lakers. Now the question is not whether or not the Lakers will win a championship. The question is instead whether or not the Lakers will even make the playoffs and only one person seemingly has the answer to that question, his name is Jim Mora.
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The Manti Te'o Saga

January 18th 2013 18:04

On September 12 Notre Dame’s star linebacker Manti Te'o learned that his 72-year-old grandmother, Annette Santiago, had died. A mere six hours later Te’o learned that his girlfriend Lennay Kekua had lost her battle with leukemia.

Te’o said that the loss of his grandmother and girlfriend inspired him to play better as he helped his Notre Dame Fighting Irish get to the BCS title game. Media outlets pounced on the “feel good” story of the college football season -- only to find out later that the story about Manti Te'o's girlfriend was a hoax.

In a news conference Wednesday night Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said that coaches were informed by Te'o and his parents that Te'o had been the victim of a hoax. Lennay Kekua had never existed and someone using a fictitious name had conspired with others to lead Te’o to believe she had died of leukemia.

Deadspin was the first source to break this story noting that Kekua did not have a death certificate and Stanford, where she reportedly went to school, had no record of anybody by that name.

On October 2 in an interview with ESPN Te'o said Kekua's last words to him were "I love you" and called Kekua "the most beautiful girl I've ever met." Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick said Te'o never met Kekua in person claiming “this was exclusively an online relationship."

Then there’s Manti’s father Brian Te'o who came to say that his son and Kekua met in person on a number of occasions claiming that his son and Kekua met in person after a Notre Dame-Stanford game in 2009 in Palo Alto, Calif. Brian Te’o explained that "Every once in a while, she would travel to Hawaii, and that happened to be the time Manti was home, so he would meet with her there. But within the last year, they became a couple.”

Now multiple media outlets have even found multiple instances of Notre Dame’s star linebacker talking about Kekua as if she had existed after Dec. 6, the date that he and the university say he found out that his supposed girlfriend who had died of leukemia was made up. According media reports players claimed Te'o had only met Lennay Kekua once and it wasn't accurate to call Kekua his girlfriend, but according to an anonymous teammate as condolences began to pour in, Te'o simply "played along."

According to Deadspin, the only photos online that identified Kekua are actually pictures of another 22-year-old woman, not named in the report, who told Deadspin one of those photos was shared by Ronaiah Tuiasosopo who is believed to have created Kekua. Tuiasosopo has since confessed to the hoax and claims Te’o helped in keeping up the lie.

On Thursday an independent baseball team, the Florence Freedom in Florence, Ky., announced it would have "Manti Te'o Girlfriend Bobblehead Day" in late May giving the first 1,000 fans an empty bobblehead box. While some may say it’s too soon to poke fun, it does bring levity to what had been a tragic story.

This is not doubt an intriguing saga, but we should take the time to put things into perspective. As so many people are looking to find out whether or not Manti Te’o was involved with this horrific hoax, what is most important is that a twenty-two year old girl did not die of leukemia.


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James Harden A Rocket

October 29th 2012 21:58

The Wu-Tang Clan said it best. Cash Rules Everything Around Me.

Oklahoma City Thunder star and reigning Sixth Man of the Year Award Winner James Harden was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy lamb, and two future first round picks.

Satudray’s blockbuster trade sent shockwaves through the NBA, but if we would have only listened to the wise words of the Wu-Tang Clan we could have seen this coming. The Oklahoma City Thunder offered James Harden $55 million over four years which is $4.5 million less than the max deal Harden will get from the Rockets.

Harden may not have wanted to leave Oklahoma City but he will have 4.5 million reasons to get over it. In the meantime the Thunder get a proven scorer in Kevin Martin and promising young talent in Jeremy Lamb.

Whether or not the Thunder will remain a title threat after dealing Harden remains to be seen. But in losing James Harden, Oklahoma City does not just lose a great basketball player, they lose a truly great beard.
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Ray Lewis Out For Season

October 16th 2012 07:45

I want to take the time out to announce that Ray Lewis is still an NFL player. Ray Lewis tore his right triceps during Sunday's 31-29 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Ray Lewis has a season ending injury; he did not announce his retirement.

In 17 years in the NFL Ray Lewis has been invited to 13 Pro Bowls, was named Super Bowl MVP and is a two-time NFL defensive player of the year. Lewis' passion for the game is unlike anything we've ever seen.

If you have ever played Madden 13, you have been inspired by Ray Lewis. Ray Lewis is not a man, he is the man. Ray Lewis turns 38 years old next year, but a torn triceps will not end the career of Ray Lewis. Lewis has been through much worse.

So before we start writing the obituary for Ray Lewis and his legendary career, let's just acknowledge that Lewis has simply become a routine victim of the Madden Curse. But if anyone can beat the Madden Curse, Ray Lewis can. So look forward to seeing Ray Lewis back in the NFL next year.

Click Here To Be Inspired By Ray Lewis!
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