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  1. We Went There: The Lakers Steal the 7-Seed

    Robert Mays

    Less than 10 minutes before tipoff, the real weight of last night's game at Staples Center, the type of weight given to fighting for playoff life and extending a season that seemed over a dozen times, was gone. As the Lakers and Rockets warmed up on ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  2. We Went There: LeBron James Rolls Over the Lakers

    Robert Mays

    Even in a game featuring LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, the first 40 minutes of last night's Lakers-Heat game had been filled with typical, mid-January schedule filler play. Within the game's first few minutes, James had already put down two dunks wor...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  3. We Went There: Dwight Howard's Lakers Debut

    Robert Mays

    Two months wasn't enough. Even with 72 days to picture these Lakers, there was no way to be ready for what came over the speakers Sunday at Staples Center. Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and Dwight Howard are in one place, and last night they we...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  4. The Jalen Rose Report: David Jacoby and Jalen Rose

    Robert Mays

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the highlights of NFL Week 2. Plus the Lakers, Thunder, and how Kobe Bryant and karma teamed up to teach Jalen a lesson. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check ou...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  5. Big for Big: Why the Magic Shouldn't Settle for Less Than Andrew ...

    Robert Mays

    The latest reports of a Dwight Howard trade now include the Clippers as the elusive fourth team necessary to land the All-Star center in Brooklyn. If those reports are accurate, and I haven't yet completely lost my mind, it appears as if the missing ...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  6. 28 Days Later: Be Afraid of the Thunder

    Robert Mays

    With the Lakers, Clippers, and Kings hosting a whopping 28 home games in 28 days from March 11 through April 7 - all happening at Staples Center, which is only a wind-aided Andy Lee punt from Grantland's headquarters - we couldn't resist attending th...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  7. Sharing Staples: Two Franchises, One Home

    Robert Mays

    It's January 18, a little less than half an hour before the Clippers are set to tip off against Dallas at Staples Center. From each corner of the downtown L.A. arena, smoke machines funnel into small fans. There's a faint cloud hovering over the cour...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  8. We Went There: The Lakers' 'Nightmare' Finally Ends

    Robert Mays

    It shouldn't have been surprising that when it came to the end, this Lakers season would refuse to go quietly. There was a chance for dignity — even down 20 points and staring at the most thorough of playoff drubbings. Los Angeles's starting ba...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  9. 28 Days Later: Dubs Over Dunks

    Robert Mays

    In the locker room after the Lakers' win over the Clippers last night, Kobe Bryant was asked about an assessment he'd made early in the season about the burgeoning NBA rivalry in Los Angeles. The reporter paraphrased it for him, something along the l...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  10. The Lakers Throw an Elbow as Rivalry Develops in Los Angeles

    Robert Mays

    The term "rivalry" usually comes with a qualification that animosity develops over time, that a certain level of prolonged competition brings a familiarity needed to foster a deep distaste. But as bodies flew around the Staples Center floor Wednesday...

    Blog | January 26, 2012