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  1. 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
  2. Lakers-Mavs: What to watch with ESPN Dallas

    Andy Kamenetzky

    When last we saw these teams, on MLK Day, an "NBA Finals Game 7" atmosphere was anticipated. After all, it was the first meeting between the teams since the eventual champion Mavericks turned the Lakers' three-peat run into a car crash. What we got ...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  3. The Triangle: Kevin Durant and the Lakers

    Andy Kamenetzky

    With totals of 44 (Goodman League vs. Drew League), 66 (Rucker Park), 59 (Goodman vs. the Carmelo All Stars (Melo, LeBron, CP3), no player has racked more points this offseason than Kevin Durant. These bursts come on the heels of back-to-back sco...

    Blog | September 11, 2011
  4. New podkast with Bomani Jones: The NBA Finals, LeBron and Pau's p...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    When in town to do higher profile shows like "Rome is Burning," Bomani Jones (The Morning Jones on Sirius 158) is often kind enough to make the schlep downtown to join us in studio for our little dog and pony show. Last Friday was one of those times....

    Blog | June 11, 2011
  5. Matt Barnes will return next season, shares thoughts on Mike Brow...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    During Matt Barnes' exit interview, the small forward all but said he planned to exercise the player option in his contract and remain a Laker. By showing up to a press conference formally announcing new head coach Mike Brown, Barnes made his plans e...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  6. Week in preview: January 24 - January 30

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Two of the Lakers' three opponents are above .500, a trend which will continue throughout the rest of the regular season. With the schedule growing increasingly difficult, the Lakers will need to continue bringing the A-Game displayed against the Nug...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  7. Kobe Bryant: Exit interview and video

    Andy Kamenetzky

    For Kobe Bryant, exit interviews are inconvenient and borderline unnecessary. He's gotta shlep all the way down to El Segundo, whether by car or chopper. Once he's there, what's there to really discuss? I can't imagine his session with Phil Jackson a...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  8. Ron Artest: Exit interview and video

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The odds of Ron Artest topping his postgame presser for the ages were low. Hell, the odds of merely topping his parade feathers weren't great. The man's been pulling out stops since winning his first championship, and there's only so much a man can o...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  9. Luke Walton: Exit interview and video

    Andy Kamenetzky

    For Luke Walton, a second consecutive title put a bow on an otherwise largely miserable season. Back problems limited him to just 29 regular season games, career lows nearly across the board and a diminished playoff presence. "It was obviously a very...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  10. Andrew Bynum: Exit interview and video

    Andy Kamenetzky

    For Andrew Bynum, this was an especially meaningful postseason. There's inherent significance to any championship, much less a repeat title at the expense of the Boston Celtics. But the achievement adds even more layers upon taking into account the p...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  11. Why the Lakers will win Game 7

    Andy Kamenetzky

    After what feels like eons, the NBA Finals are one game away from reaching their conclusion. Game 7. Lakers versus Celtics. As the saying goes, it doesn't get much better than that. These finals have been a maddening exercise in futile attempts to...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  12. Seven Questions for Game 7

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Game 7. Just the sound of it sends chills down your spine. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images The big boys could be limited or shelved for Game 7. There will obviously be plenty to analyze in the next two days, but I thought I'd present just t...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  13. Lakers 2, Celtics 2: Poll-a-palooza

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The NBA Finals now sits knotted at two games apiece. Each team has won in the other's house. Each team has bounced back from adversity. We've seen explosive and dismal performances from star players. We've seen Big Baby drool his way to infamy. We...

    Blog | June 11, 2010
  14. Andrew Bynum talks about his knee (video)

    Andy Kamenetzky

    There's more on Andrew Bynum and the significance of his knee injury growing worse in our postgame breakdown, but below is video of Bynum discussing the state of things after Game 4. Heading into Thursday's game, Phil Jackson expressed concern Drew m...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  15. Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum's knee is a concern for Ga...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Lakers Andrew Bynum's status uncertain after practice setback.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2010
  16. Kobe X and the Fisher King: Practice report, video

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Predictably, much of today's practice chatter centered around Derek Fisher's Game 3 heroics. 11 fourth quarter points. A coast-to-coast layup instantly added to a considerable list of indelible franchise moments. An unlikely showing of pick and roll ...

    Blog | June 09, 2010