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  1. The Forum: How have early season struggles impacted long term goa...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Everyone knows the Lakers are built to win a title now. Everyone also knows the season hasn't quite gone as scripted, with three different coaches, major injury issues, and 10 losses in 19 games. So how have early season struggles impacted the te...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  2. 5-on-5: Brown out, what's next?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Mike Brown is out. What's next for the Lakers? Andy and I participated in a 5-on-5 roundtable discussion on the subject, along with TrueHoop's Henry Abbott, Darius Soriano of Forum Blue and Gold, and's Brian Windhorst. The five questio...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  3. The Forum: Who takes the last shot?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    (I interrupt the typically brief introduction to the newest edition of The Forum for a soapbox moment...) The NBA, like most sports, has certain constructs held in such reverence it's as if Moses himself came down from Mt. Sinai with a second set ...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  4. The Forum: Questions beyond the Big Four

    Brian Kamenetzky

    We all know the big questions concerning L.A.'s Big Four heading into the 2012-13 season. In the newest edition of The Forum, ESPNLA's Ramona Shelburne joins me as we break down the smaller-but-still vital issues that, given how evenly matched the...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  5. The Forum: What to expect this year from Kobe Bryant

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Kobe Bryant turned 34 Thursday. (We're assuming he enjoyed a free pancake breakfast at IHOP.) One of the greatest to lace 'em up, Kobe comes into his 17th season having just finished a tenth of a point off the NBA's scoring title, tossing in 5.0 r...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  6. The Forum: On the Olympics, 23-under, and a World Cup

    Brian Kamenetzky

    While Saturday's result against Lithuania was a little close for comfort, overall Team USA is moving along nicely in London. But will this be the last time we see a true dream team compete at an Olympics? In the latest edition of The Forum, we kic...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  7. Podcast Question of the Day: Mike Brown and honeymoons

    Brian Kamenetzky

    In the newest edition of The Forum, we join TrueHoop's Kevin Arnovitz asking what might happen should the Clippers get off to a mediocre start, given high expectations surrounding the team. Needless to say, a lot of the conversation centers around co...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  8. Hollinger scouting reports, and a Lakers 5-on-5

    Brian Kamenetzky

    If you missed it, John Hollinger has released his perpetually fascinating player scouting reports for this season's Lakers team (Insider required). Whether regarding the Lakers or other teams around the league, they're always among my favorite yearly...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  9. How many fans does it take to support a league?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    If you missed our podcast with Shawn Ryan, writer and executive producer for such landmark shows as "The Shield," it included a discussion about the challenges inherent in building an audience for a highly serialized show. There's a built-in risk of ...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  10. The Forum: How would the Lakers use an amnesty provision?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The last time this whole CBA thing went down, one of the more interesting aspects of the deal was a one-time "amnesty" provision -- otherwise known as the "Allan Houston Rule"-- allowing teams to remove one player and his salary from their roster. Th...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  11. FB and G on L.A.'s bigs

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It's no secret the Lakers haven't seen the fruits of what was seen pre-series as a major advantage in the post. Pau Gasol has received most of the attention for his lackluster play, but Lamar Odom hasn't been much better. It raises the question of ho...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  12. Holes in L.A.'s D

    Brian Kamenetzky

    If you missed it, Kurt Helin (he of Forum Blue and Gold fame) wrote a great piece for ESPN Los Angeles (they of housing-this-blog fame) on what has ailed the Lakers defense of late. Helin notes where the Lakers are currently breaking down compared to...

    Blog | January 01, 2010