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  1. How the Lakers match up: Oklahoma City Thunder

    Brian Kamenetzky

    On the off chance there was still any question after the 2010-11 season, the Oklahoma City Thunder proved unequivocally they'd passed the Lakers in the Western Conference pecking order. Whipped past, like Russell Westbrook on the break. Six more wins...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  2. The problem with Pau is the problem for Pau

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The fourth quarter of Saturday's Game 4 loss to the Thunder was filled with mistakes by multiple Lakers, but one play in particular -- the shot opportunity passed on by Pau Gasol for the pass he made instead, picked off by Kevin Durant -- became almo...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  3. Rapid Reaction, Game 4 - Thunder 103, Lakers 100

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For the second time in the series, the Lakers had a game in their hands, and for the second time, they let it get away. In the process, they allowed any realistic chance of advancing to get away, too. This will be one the locals talk about for a w...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  4. PodKast: Game 2 disaster, looking to Game 3, Sessions, and more

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Sometimes with a night's rest, the dawn of a new morning, and the opportunity for some fresh perspective, in the rear view mirror a game can look a little different. Sometimes. Game 2 Wednesday in Oklahoma City doesn't qualify. As we s...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  5. Today's Lakers chat transcript

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lots of talk about the debacle in Game 1 (has "The World Naked Gardening Day Pruning" caught on, yet? I didn't think so.), and looking ahead to tonight's Game 2. And while there is still a lot of hoops left to play against OKC, more than a few fan...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  6. A very crowded drawing board

    Brian Kamenetzky

    On May 27, 1985, the Celtics destroyed the Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, 148-114, a game quickly declared the "Memorial Day Massacre." The Lakers, of course, went on to win the series in six games, finally vanquishing the Celtics curse. ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  7. Defending the superstars

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The series between the Lakers and Thunder features not only two of the NBA's great scorers, but also some of the league's better defenders countering them. The Lakers have Metta World Peace for Kevin Durant, while the Thunder offer Thabo Sefolosha on...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  8. First Look: Lakers vs. Oklahoma City

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images High on the list of intriguing storylines in this series will be the battle between the NBA's two leading scorers. The prospect of facing the Oklahoma City Thunder in the postseason has for most of the season conjured i...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  9. Kobe Bryant finishes fourth in MVP voting

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In news shocking nobody at all, LeBron James officially won his third MVP award Saturday afternoon, becoming the eighth NBA player to win at least that many. Kevin Durant finished second, and Chris Paul third. Just behind Paul was Kobe Bryant, ...

    Blog | May 12, 2012
  10. Rapid Reaction: Looking to the first round vs. Denver

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Not so suck the wind out of Christian Eyenga's Lakers debut, but the Bold Play of Thursday's Game came before it started, when Kobe Bryant decided to sit it out, passing on a chance to beat out Kevin Durant for this year's scoring title. Nor is a ...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  11. Kobe Bryant won't play tonight in Sacramento

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Dave McMenamin has the news. In a nutshell, Kobe Bryant will sit out the regular season finale tonight in Sacramento, ceding this year's scoring title to Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant. Kobe has said repeatedly over the last few days the scoring cro...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  12. Lakers at Kings W2W: Should Kobe Bryant go for the scoring title?...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Kobe Bryant needs 38 points in Thursday's regular season finale against the Kings to capture this year's scoring title over Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant. Bryant has said repeatedly over the last few days he doesn't particularly care if he wins. Th...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  13. Lakers vs. Thunder: What to watch with Daily Thunder

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Following Friday's thumping in San Antonio at the hands of the Spurs, Sunday's tilt with Oklahoma City takes on a little extra significance. First, mentally it would certainly benefit the Lakers to play a strong game against an elite Western Conferen...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  14. Cleveland Cavaliers' Baron Davis talks lockout, Kyrie Irving,

    Brian Kamenetzky

    As the NBA lockout moves toward December and the prospect of more canceled games, including the league's Christmas showcase, looms larger, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Baron Davis says he hasn't yet lost faith a resolution can be found.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  15. Kobe Bryant finishes 7th in #NBARank

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For the last few weeks, ESPN.com's hoops folk have rolled out the results of our #NBARank project in which every NBA player is placed in order from 500 to 1, based on the evaluations of 91 hoops experts (or 89, depending on what you think of Andy and...

    Blog | October 16, 2011
  16. Drew League 151, Goodman League 144: 10 postgame thoughts (VIDEO)...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    LONG BEACH, Calif. -- SoCal takes Round 2. After falling to the Goodman League when All-Star teams representing the two vaunted summer programs met in August, the Drew League got its revenge Sunday night at the Pyramid in Long Beach. Final score: ...

    Blog | October 09, 2011