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  1. Best of FalseHoop: #SternThreats

    Justin Verrier

    David Stern means business, as TrueHoop's Henry Abbott pointed out in this very cyberspace. FalseHoop, however, don't play that. In the wake of some serious-sounding reports that Stern will threaten NBA players with the cancellation of the enti...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  2. Welcome to the Lake Freak Show

    Justin Verrier

    On a Friday afternoon almost two years ago, the Los Angeles media hastily assembled in El Segundo for the official announcement of the next great era in Lakers basketball. After coming out of nowhere to win the Steve Nash sweepstakes, the Lakers had ...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  3. Please don't grab Andrew Bogut's nipples

    Justin Verrier

    Reggie Evans has always been the touchy-feely type. Andrew Bogut, speaking to an Australian radio station on Tuesday, reminds us just how up close and personal the burly forward is willing to get. Bogut talks Suarez & recalled Reggie Evans: &q...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  4. Nice Guy Pau Gasol

    Justin Verrier

    Nobody lives in a perfect world, but Pau Gasol's Twitter account sure tries to. The "social" sector of the Interwebs can be twisted fairy tale, a day-to-day life inhabited by trolls and court jesters. But virtually every day Gasol gallantly blasts ou...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  5. Award-winning NBA writing

    Justin Verrier

    The true high-quality performances in Chris Paul's first season with the Clippers came postgame. In the bowels of Staples Center, in the lovely padded press seats, Baxter Holmes, late of the Los Angeles Times, and Kevin Arnovitz, Los Angeles' man abo...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  6. 10 Things To Know: Christmas games

    Justin Verrier

    "I actually feel sorry for people who have nothing to do on Christmas Day other than watch an NBA game." -- Stan Van Gundy Despite concern among the mustachioed and unmustachioed alike, the NBA's Christmas Day lineup has become a holiday unto itse...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  7. Kobe Bryant takes control of his final act

    Justin Verrier

    The final act of Kobe Bryant began with a Facebook link. As the anticipation over his return to the court simmered, the means by which the news of his arrival would be announced became something of a hot topic among media types. With so many repor...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  8. Takeaways: Nuggets-Lakers, preseason

    Justin Verrier

    Three observations from the Nuggets' 97-88 victory over the Lakers in preseason play. 1. Young, at heart Nick Young indeed has it all. Not only is the smiley Los Angeles native and former USC 2-guard playing for his hometown Lakers, alongside lon...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  9. The expectation game

    Justin Verrier

    No games can be won or lost in the offseason, but in the five months since being swept out of the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs, the Lakers have seemingly lost what has largely defined the franchise in its five decades in Los Angeles: the power o...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  10. The Knicks: A summer spectacle

    Justin Verrier

    LAS VEGAS -- Days after the bottom fell out on Linsanity last summer, the New York Knicks' brass made a big show of things at Cox Pavilion for their summer league club's game against the Toronto Raptors. Raymond Felton, their new starting point g...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  11. Kobe Bryant wins again

    Justin Verrier

    For a player defined by an insatiable appetite for superiority, Kobe Bryant was dealt a major blow by the departure of Dwight Howard. Not because of who left his Los Angeles Lakers, but what Howard took with him: Bryant's last best chance at another ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  12. A sign of the times

    Justin Verrier

    For a team based in a city so associated with flash and superficiality, the Lakers seem almost anachronistic. The jersey and the logo remain virtually unchanged since the franchise first arrived in 1960. Upper management often relies on the brute for...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  13. There goes our Hero

    Justin Verrier

    The gritted teeth. The peaked eyebrows. The scrunched face. The look has been the logo for Kobe Bryant at his best over the past few years. But here was Bryant, sitting near the east foul line at Staples Center, his knees near his chest and bo...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  14. Michael Jordan will never let go

    Justin Verrier

    HOUSTON -- Ten years of retirement have colored our understanding of Michael Jordan's infamous drive in a way six rings, six NBA Finals MVPs and five regular-season MVPs never could. Because since stepping away, for a third time in 2003, Jordan h...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  15. Seattle days far in the rear-view for Thunder

    Justin Verrier

    Terrence Vaccaro/Getty ImagesNick Collison, right, is one of two Thunder players who can tell you what it's like to be a Sonic. LOS ANGELES -- Nick Collison built a career in Seattle. He built a life in Seattle. But when Collison looks around ...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  16. 10 Things To Know About: The Warriors

    Justin Verrier

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty ImagesLet the good times roll. There's a lot for David Lee and the new-and-improved Warriors to smile about.After finishing 20 games under .500 last season, the revitalized Golden State Warriors currently find themselves on th...

    Blog | January 07, 2013