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  1. First Cup: Thursday

    Nick Borges

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: Yay? One of the most hyped teams in NBA history fell exhaustedly into the playoffs Wednesday. Appropriately, it happened with only three hours left in the season. Fittingly, it was clinched when they were just ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  2. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: Five days into this new NBA, there is already a new rivalry. The city of Los Angeles versus David Stern. We don't like each other, not anymore, not one bit, not after the NBA commissioner's misuse of his powers...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "How are you going to build a franchise around a player who has spent six years here without one defining moment? The answer is, you can't. And when the Lakers responded to Tuesday's Internet buzz by saying the...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "Throughout much of an hellacious, historic night at Staples Center on Thursday, the Lakers have rarely been so human. Yet in the end, awash in confetti and love and a giant ball of gold, they have rarely been ...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Celtics vs. Lakers Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "They didn't choke. By definition, when one chokes, there is noise, movement, desperation. The Lakers didn't choke. They blew the NBA Finals without making a sound. They botched their enti...

    Blog | June 13, 2008
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Lakers vs. Celtics Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "They won, right? I mean, this counts and everything, right? The most appropriate chant was 'Air-ball,' and the most spectacular dunks were the ones they missed. Pau Gasol shot a ball over ...

    Blog | June 11, 2008
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Lakers vs. Spurs Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "It was just one game, just Game 1, just a beginning. It felt like seven games, Game 7, an ending. The Lakers didn't just come back from a 20-point deficit to steal an 89-85 victory over the S...

    Blog | May 22, 2008