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  1. Lakers at Hornets: What to watch

    Andy Kamenetzky

    For 24 minutes Tuesday night in Houston, it appeared the Lakers were on the verge of bouncing back from a mortifying loss to Orlando with a blowout win over a Rockets squad with consecutive home wins under its belt. After 36 minutes, it seemed the La...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  2. Lakers at Rockets: What to watch

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Under the best of circumstances, conventional wisdom dictated the Lakers would require some time to jell. With so many new faces (and at the time, a new offense, which eventually sparked the decision for a new coach), instant chemistry would be a tal...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  3. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 119, Rockets 108

    Andy Kamenetzky

    LOS ANGELES -- Mike D'Antoni says he opted to delay his debut because of pain, fatigue and the adverse effects of medication. Personally, I think the guy's scared to follow in Bernie Bickerstaff's footsteps. And that fear ain't subsiding any time soo...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  4. How the James Harden trade affects the Lakers

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Well, this was unexpected. Not because I thought moving James Harden would be unfathomable for the Oklahoma City Thunder. I actually expected OKC to explore trade options if contract extension terms weren't agreed upon come Oct. 31. I've heard ...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  5. Lakers vs. Rockets: What to watch

    Andy Kamenetzky

    After a few weeks of middling and even disinterested looking performances, Wednesday's victory over the Clippers felt like just what the doctor ordered. The Lakers were dialed in for 48 minutes, often executed with precision, and seemed unwilling to ...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  6. Derek Fisher now officially a member of the Thunder

    Andy Kamenetzky

    From the moment the Lakers traded Derek Fisher to the Rockets, a buyout was heavily anticipated. The odds of Fisher remaining with an 8-ish seed for the remainder of a career in its severe twilight felt low. And even with Kyle Lowry sidelined, third-...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  7. Lakers at Rockets: What to watch with Red94

    Andy Kamenetzky

    With the Western Conference tighter than James Brown's rhythm section back in the day, every game counts for the Lakers. Which, by definition, made Sunday's debacle against a short-handed Jazz squad an opportunity gone irresponsibly wasted. And which...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  8. PodKast: Trade deadline, Fish and the musical stylings of Pau Gas...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    You didn't really think the deadline would pass without a poddy, did ya? You know us better than that. Among the talking points... - The Lakers are officially different than at March 15, 11:59 am PT. The key new face arriving is, of cours...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  9. What Derek Fisher meant to the Lakers

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Images Fisher's time with the Lakers won't be easily forgotten. We always hear athletes, media and fans alike talk about how sports is a business. This summer, we witnessed a harsh reminder of this reality when the season was...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  10. Metta World Peace thinks he could have been Kobe's rival

    Andy Kamenetzky

    In November, I wrote about how Kobe Bryant's never had a true rival over the course of his career. I'm not talking "Magic-Bird 2.0," but rather a universally acknowledged rival of any kind. There's nobody linked to Kobe, whether through meaningful he...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 108, Rockets 99

    Andy Kamenetzky

    And with that, the Lakers are back above .500 again. Here are five takeaways from the win: 1) Kobe Bryant shot the ball a lot again, but with considerably improved selection Predictably, Kobe's 6-for-28 disaster in Denver generated the talk typ...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  12. The Lakers, the NBA, and the bell that can't be unrung

    Andy Kamenetzky

    "When a team trades u and it doesn't go down? Now what?" Lamar Odom didn't even require 140 characters to pose the $64,000 question. For those who felt it impossible to top the PR nightmare that was the NBA lockout, prepare to scoop your jaws o...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  13. New Podkast with Kevin Arnovitz: "The Decision" anniversary, and ...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The lockout continues, but so does the ear candy production. In our newest show, we get a visit from Kevin Arnovitz, editor of ESPN.com's Heat Index. Among the talking points: PODCAST Andy and Brian talk with Heat Index editor Kevin A...

    Blog | July 10, 2011
  14. Lakers 114, Rockets 106: At the buzzer

    Andy Kamenetzky

    It wasn't pretty, but for the time being, style points are a minor consideration. Plus, as Pau Gasol noted, "ugly" and "valuable" aren't mutually exclusive. "I like these kind of wins better than if we would have won by 20 points," explained El Spani...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  15. Lakers vs. Houston: What to watch with Red94

    Andy Kamenetzky

    When this current five game home stand began, today's contest was pegged as the fourth easiest behind the cream puff Kings. A relative breather between Boston and San Antonio. Of course, that was before the Lakers actually lost to Sacto, much less Bo...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  16. Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest is a changed man

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Lakers forward says he has matured.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2010