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  1. 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
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "Kobe Bryant might feel that's an important statement, but he needs to let a 27-year-old guy like the New Jersey Nets' Deron Williams make that statement in Turkey. Williams does not have the immediate champio...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "This series gave Kobe Bryant his chip again, the star beginning it by losing a fight with a courtside chair but ending it by slugging Emeka Okafor. This series gave Pau Gasol his temper again, as he was ripped...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  4. 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
  5. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "Finally, Ron Artest has shown up. Sadly, it's that Ron Artest. To those who have understandably complained that one of last year's Lakers heroes has been invisible this season, be careful what you wish for. He...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  6. 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
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "There were those long arms, digging underneath Carlos Boozer, wrapping around the basketball, flinging it back toward redemption. There was that feathery touch, the ball lightly dropping through the rim, the s...

    Blog | May 03, 2010
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "For as much as this town respects and honors Phil Jackson for his 10 seasons of 536 Lakers victories, he is simply not beloved. He may have mastered Zen, but he has not mastered Los Angeles. There will be no s...

    Blog | February 10, 2010
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "In the blink of a wide eye, it seems, the kid made Lakers history Monday night, setting the franchise career scoring record against Memphis, passing the great Jerry West in his 14th season, Mr. Clutch outdone ...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "Making his season's first appearance after sitting out the first 11 games because of a hamstring injury, Pau Gasol took the Staples Center floor against the Chicago Bulls to an ovation that was less than stand...

    Blog | November 20, 2009
  11. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "Mitch Kupchak is responsible for building the 2009 champions except for Kobe Bryant. 'Yes, but it's not one person doing this, it's an organization working together,' Kupchak said. Yes, bu...

    Blog | June 17, 2009
  12. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of Los Angeles Times: "Typical Fish. At the end of the most indelible game of his enduring Lakers career, Derek Fisher disappeared. He was swallowed by the long limbs of Lamar Odom, the long embrace of Andrew Bynum, the long hair o...

    Blog | June 12, 2009
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "The guy who supposedly doesn't care carried them. The guy who some believe is just renting the uniform owned it -- the moment, the night, and the town, roaring as Lamar Odom roared during a 103-94 Lak...

    Blog | May 28, 2009
  14. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Lakers vs. Celtics Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "A breakout game that ended with nobody wanting to break out, everyone standing in their Staples Center seats and crowding the hardwood, their optimism still deafening. Not so fast. Of course...

    Blog | June 16, 2008
  15. 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
  16. 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