Used to be we could count on the Lakers to be the talk o' the town and the league. Now? Well, it's been a very un-Lakers-like season so far in the NBA.
In this epidemic of NBA players doing obscure, unnecessary jobs to avoid being stuck in million-dollar homes, Luke Walton went a direction other players weren't conscientious enough to go.
The playoffs swallow up the weak and refuse to discriminate. This year, Pau Gasol, Chris Bosh and Carlos Boozer have been exposed.
We asked a simple question: Is Kobe Bryant one of the 10 best players of all time? The answers came fast and furious, and weren't so simple. Now, discuss amongst yourselves.
This most eventful of NBA offseasons has given rise to question after question after question. It's time for the answers. So let the games begin!
Tracy McGrady still has options. A player with his talent will always have options. But something is standing in the way of T-Mac's quest for a championship.
Two of the NBA's most misunderstood men faced off for the title on Thursday. The way Ron Artest and Rasheed Wallace finished up ought to change your mind about champions.
When even a 'Kobe Being Kobe' performance like his breakout in Game 5 doesn't do it, it's time to start wondering: Will the rest of the Finals be what defines Kobe Bryant's career?
For the first time in the Finals, the refs were invisible during Game 4. But what took them so long to disappear? And can they stay out of sight in Game 5?
Rajon Rondo hasn't been playing in obscurity by any means. Fans know about him. His peers know about him. So what's taken the media so long to catch on to his greatness?
He played out of step, as if the weight of the world (not to mention Pau Gasol) was on his shoulders in Game 1. So the question begins again: What's wrong with Kevin Garnett?
Twenty facts about the Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals that no one will admit.
He's out of the game for now and the near future, but Gilbert Arenas can look to others who fell from NBA grace to find hope for his basketball future.
It's all about the lists in 2009 and we have some, including things that got too much attention.