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  1. Lakers at Thunder: What to watch

    Andy Kamenetzky

    When the Oklahoma City Thunder shocked the world by trading James Harden just days before the season opener, many wondered whether the franchise was prioritizing the bottom line ahead of winning. On and off the court, Harden's been a critical factor ...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  2. A purple and gold guide to rooting in the Finals

    Andy Kamenetzky

    For any Lakers fan, any NBA finals without the purple and gold is by definition a disappointing series. The Lakers are a franchise that openly cries "championship or bust," and that standard has been enthusiastically adopted by the faithful. Thus, be...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  3. Rapid Reaction: Thunder 106, Lakers 90

    Andy Kamenetzky

    And the dream, she's now officially over. It was tight for a while, but then the fourth quarter floodgates opened early, and the Lakers were washed up in a flurry of OKC scoring. Too much Russell Westbrook. Too much Kevin Durant. Too much James Harde...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  4. Lakers Late Night Replay: Game 3 vs. Oklahoma City

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Wow. Just... wow. There are losses. There are bad losses. And there are bad losses that carry the sting of 1,000 bees -- all born and raised in Oklahoma, naturally -- working in unison to attack as one. A primo chance to drastically alter the tone...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  5. More for the Lakers' drawing board

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Because, you know, a 29-point drubbing by definition means you can never tweak too many things. Yesterday, Brian offered several areas in need of drastic improvement. I thought I'd add my two cents with four more suggestions. (Sadly, we likely still ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  6. Lakers Late Night replay: Lakers vs. Thunder, Game 1

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Well, on the plus side, it's almost impossible for there to be any direction to go from here but up, right? And truth be told, a blowout result isn't altogether shocking. The Lakers just wrapped a grueling 7-game series allowing zero time for prep, w...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  7. Lakers at Thunder, Game 1: What to watch

    Andy Kamenetzky

    With sincere respect to the Denver Nuggets, that it took the Lakers seven games to defeat them suggests how well the Lakers must play against Oklahoma City to have even a hope of advancing. Kevin Durant and the gang were the preseason favorites to co...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  8. Lakers vs. Thunder: The first of five very important games

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The Lakers' 2012 season can essentially be divided into two parts: "Pre-Ramon Sessions," when everyone wondered whether the CP3-less Lakers were capable of surviving more than a round or two in the playoffs without a notable upgrade at the point. (Fo...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  9. Lakers at Thunder: What to watch with Daily Thunder

    Andy Kamenetzky

    It's the biggest game of the regular season for the Lakers to date, and by a long shot. Yes, they've gotten revenge twice in two tries against the Dallas Mavericks, which heals the wounds still being licked. But as far as measuring sticks go, the def...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  10. QOTD: Classic series or safer odds?

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Whenever I watch the Lakers, I do it from a divided perspective: Lakers fan and basketball fan. While I always try to report the action objectively, I've never made my purple and gold blood a secret. I rooted for this squad well before I covered them...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  11. Lakers vs. Thunder: What to watch with Daily Thunder

    Andy Kamenetzky

    I've long contended the phrase "must win" should only apply to games with elimination hanging in the balance. Elimination from the playoffs, or playoff contention. That's it. Everything else is a matter of degrees. PODCAST Royce Young...

    Blog | April 10, 2011
  12. Kendrick Perkins talks smack. Do you care?

    Andy Kamenetzky

    For a recent ESPN The Magazine feature called "Compatibility Test: Is he your Ideal (Team)mate?," our buddy Sam Alipour tested the simpatico nature of new teammates Kevin Durant and Kendrick Perkins. Among the questions asked were "Lakers: Team to be...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  13. Lakers vs. Thunder: Matter of Perspective

    Andy Kamenetzky

    It's a big game, so why not include a second preview? We already shared thoughts from OKC play-by-play man Matt Pinto. Here are a few more from Royce Young of the True Hoop Network's Daily Thunder blog. Q: Talk about the big trade. How you think...

    Blog | February 27, 2011
  14. Lakers vs. Thunder: What to Watch with Matt Pinto

    Andy Kamenetzky

    No team made a bigger statement at the trade deadline than the Oklahoma City Thunder. In acquiring Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson from the Celtics, plus Nazr Mohammed in a separate deal with the Charlotte Bobcats, a message was clear. The Thunder...

    Blog | February 27, 2011
  15. New Podkast: ESPN The Magazine's Chris Palmer

    Andy Kamenetzky

    With the trade deadline expired and the Lakers suddenly playing like two-time defending champions, it felt like as good a time as any to record a new batch of ear candy. Our guest? Chris Palmer, who covers the NBA (and action sports!) for ESPN The Ma...

    Blog | February 26, 2011
  16. Lakers vs. Celtics: What to watch with ESPN Boston

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Despite appearances to the contrary, the Lakers don't simply exist to generate talk about Carmelo Anthony. Their central purpose is to play games, and tonight's is a marquee matchup. It doesn't get much bigger than Lakers-Celtics, and after the poor ...

    Blog | February 10, 2011