Sunday, January 31, 2010

lakers vs celtics...here is my take

MY TAKE ON THE AUBURN GAME/SC LADYVOLS

Lakers vs Sixers Highlights Kobe Bryant 24 Points in Win

Friday, January 29, 2010

KCAL9 - Lakers Brian McKnight "I Love LA" Music Video FULL

I LOVE LA...GO BRIAN MCKNIGHT

Check out Candace Parker Live 1/29/10 w/ her baby Lailaa



Check out WNBA star Candace Parker with her baby girl Lailaa Nicole.Superwoman...she is over in Russia playing basketball,and has her daughter with her. Her husband Shelden Williams plays for the (excuse me Laker fam) the Boston Celtics...well everything can't be perfect..lol. Naw I love you Shelden, and Candace is a former Lady Vol..so you know how I feel about that!

Kobe Bryant: The Myth

Monday, January 25, 2010

Dwight Howard Impersonates Charles Barkley on TNT

Funny Impression by D-Howard

Lakers vs Raptors Highlights Kobe Bryant Near Triple - Double

Lady Vols defeat LSU 55-43: Player of the Game Alyssi Brewer

LSU's LaShondra Barrett falls after being fouled by Tennessee's Kelley Cain during the first half Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Saltz)
 
LSU's LaShondra Barrett falls after being fouled by Tennessee's Kelley Cain during the first half Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Saltz)
Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. -- No. 3 Tennessee's offense struggled in its 55-43 victory over LSU (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP) on Sunday night, but coach Pat Summitt was still pleased -- with a tough zone defense.
"I thought our coverage out of the zone was really good," Summitt said. "We extended it. We were aggressive, we got after it. Obviously we wanted to make sure we were not just giving them good open looks or a lot of chances to get in the paint."
The Lady Volunteers, who scored about 20 points below their average, held LSU to 26 percent shooting from the field.
Alyssia Brewer made the most of her third Southeastern Conference start, scoring 14 points and grabbing seven rebounds for Tennessee. Kelly Cain added 11 points and Angie Bjorklund had 10 for the Lady Vols (17-2, 5-1).
Allison Hightower led LSU (14-4, 3-3) with 17 points and LaSondra Barrett had 12. Jasmine Nelson had 10 rebounds for the Tigers.
LSU scored only 5 points in the first three minutes of the game.
"I think during those plays we had a lot of breakdowns," said Hightower. "We fouled the shooter and put them on the line. They got a few easy looks in the post. I guess we had a lot of breakdowns at key moments in the game -- blocking out and rebounding."
Tennessee, playing its second straight road game, led by as much as seven in the first half and took a 24-22 lead at the break.
LSU took its only lead of the game with 12:18 remaining in the second half, going up 35-32 before the Vols answered with an 18-2 run to put the Lady Tigers away.
The much bigger Lady Vols gave LSU problems under the basket, holding the Tigers to only 12 points in the paint. Tennessee outrebounded LSU 39-32.
LSU retired former player Seimone Augustus' jersey before the game. Augustus, a two-time national player of the year, led the Tigers to their first Final Four as a sophomore and ranks in LSU's top 10 in every major category. Augustus is the first female athlete at LSU to have her jersey retired. It now hangs beside those of Pete Maravich, Shaquille O'Neal, and Bob Petit.
The rivalry game, normally a big draw, played second fiddle to the New Orleans Saints taking on the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game, which kicked off at the Superdome shortly after the tip in Baton Rouge.

Update: The New Orleans Saints beat the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 in overtime. Also the Lady Vols played great defense in this game. I like the way Kamiko Williams played as well in the first half, but what I didn't like is the look of "pain" on Glory Johnson face after she would go up for a rebound. Glory was over on the bench getting her backed worked on by trainer Jenny Moshak. LadyVolsNation make sure you are praying for Glory, we can't afford to lose another post player, specifically Glory "I eat rebounds" Johnson.

Ron Artest clowns on Stephon Marbury

Lakers and Wolves In A Possible Trade: Ric Bucher reports

Adam, Sasha and Josh For Corey Brewer, Ryan Hollins and Mark Blount..... According to Ric Bucher & LD2K




Ok, looking at this "rumor" trade, what is the implication of it? Like what good would it do for my team (Lakers) in particular? See these type of trades are more likely to happen than not. One reason is the fact that Kurt Rambis is in Minnesota, and with a 9-36 record right now, I know he wouldn't mind helping us if he can. Corey Brewer is definitely and Ariza type player, quick, athletic, and if he would work with "shooting coach" Craig Hodges, possibly a good 3pt shooter, just like Trevor was for our team. Even though in this trade, we are giving up 2 descent 3pt shooters of our own, but this is definitely a money deal for the Lakers. Yet, Josh Powell has become the Ronny Turiaf of the Laker team. I watch him and Kobe before each game, and Josh is over there pumping Kobe up. So will that be a problem? I'm sure it won't as long as Kobe is winning. I trust Mitch in his decision making, even though I wish were going after Kirk Hinrich from the Bulls, but hey, do what is necessary Mitch. The LakerFam is behind ya.

Friday, January 22, 2010

PAT SUMMITT TO START SYDNEY SMALLBONE INSTEAD OF BJORKLUND?



Pat Summitt is reaching to the far end of Tennessee's bench to make a change in the Lady Vols' starting lineup for Sunday's SEC women's basketball game at LSU.
UT's coach said Friday that guard Sydney Smallbone will start in place of Angie Bjorklund against the Lady Tigers.
Summitt made the decision after reviewing Bjorklund's 3-for-11 shooting and six turnovers in Thursday night's 53-50 loss at Georgia.
Bjorklund watched the same video and wondered whether she was suffering from a case of basketball amnesia.
"I honestly thought I didn't know how to play basketball there a couple of possessions,'' Bjorklund said.
Smallbone hasn't committed a turnover or missed a shot lately. The 5-foot-10 junior hasn't played in the last three games. Her last action was nine playing minutes in a 75-48 victory at Mississippi State on Jan. 10. Overall, Smallbone has played in 13 games and averaged 9.6 minutes.
"She's the only player on this team I haven't given a chance to,'' Summitt said. "You look at how many games she hasn't gotten in."
Summitt is sticking with Shekinna Stricklen as the starting point guard. She shot 3-for-11 against Georgia and had seven turnovers. For the past three games, the 6-foot-2 sophomore has nine assists and 19 turnovers.
Summitt wouldn't commit to an expanded role for backup point guard Briana Bass.
Her follow-up to a decent effort against Vanderbilt last Sunday was being yanked after committing a turnover against Georgia.

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Ben Maller: Andrew Bynum to New Jersey for Harris/Lopez???



Jan 22, 2010 10:01 AM

Lakers down on Andrew Bynum

Andrew Bynum hasn't made enough progress this season to keep Lakers executives happy. Bynum has been such a disappointment, he's been made available on the trading block, two different Eastern Conference sources confirmed to me this week.

While Bynum's overall numbers are pretty good (15 ppg 8.4ppg, but he's been far too quiet most nights. Bynum has also struggled to perform along side talented teammate Pau Gasol.

A source confirmed to me this week that the Lakers have taken Bynum's name off the untouchable list and would deal him for a player that they feel will give them the best chance to win another championship this season.

Peter Vecsey tossed out Raptors star Chris Bosh's name last week. This is a longshot but I'm told told Bosh loves the idea of playing in Los Angeles.

A person in the know tossed out the idea of a blockbuster trade that would send Andrew Bynum back to his home state of New Jersey. In a multi-player deal the Lakers would end up with Brook Lopez and Devin Harris of the Nets.

Lopez is averaging 19 ppg and 9.6 rpg for the Nets this season and would give the Lakers another dominant inside presence and more toughness.

- As good as Pau Gasol can be, he's the last guy you want to have the basketball late in games for the Lakers...

My thoughts: Andrew Bynum for Devin Harris and Brook Lopez...take the trade! Only because we could get them both. Right now with the numbers Lopez racking up, it shows me that he would have no problem doing exactly what Phil Jackson been asking of Bynum: REBOUND/BLOCK SHOTS. Now as a Laker fan, understand that I love Bynum, and honestly I think he is one of the top 3 centers in the league, but unless he can find a way to get his "head" in the game consistently, he will be shipped. Bynum is in the perfect system right now, and he must learn to play with Pau Gasol, because we know he is not going anywhere. I only pull the trigger though if it gives us Devin Harris, because we need someone who can take the minutes away from Derek Fisher in his "waning" years. Other than that, like Lopez straight up for Bynum, I would not do it. LakerFam sound off...what would you do? And can someone tell me where we can find THAT ANDREW BYNUM IN THE PICTURE ABOVE.

Lakers vs Cavaliers Kobe Bryant 31 Points in Loss

Lady Vols Lose to Georgia: PAGING SHEKINNA STRICKLEN


LadyVolNation...stand up!! Yea I know you may be a little "stunned" right now..but shake it off. This loss was bound to "come" based on the way our offense has played in the past 2 games versus Florida and Vanderbilt. Yet, even though no one wants to think about it...our defense was great, until they got the wide open lay-up to go ahead. Now I could go into how the refs allowed Robinson, and Phillips to come over the back on Glory Johnson ALL NIGHT long, but I won't. Where I will go, is to our point guard position, where Shekinna Stricklen continues to "struggle" when she is not playing at home. I am not blaming all the poor play on Shekinna, but in the game of basketball, as your point guard play goes, so does the team. Remember the point guard "leads" the team, and is a pressure filled position. In the past 3 games here are Shekinna's numbers combined: She shot 12-30fg, 30pts/12rbs/9asst/and are you ready for this..19 turn overs! I know you looking at those numbers and saying that's not "bad"..(not the turn overs) but in almost 120 minutes of play those numbers are not going to get it. Watching Shekinna in the past 3 games has been "hard" on this fan. I don't know if she is hurting or what? She looks a "step" slow, and at times just not into the game. The steals that Georgia, Vandy, and Florida got on her were just too easy. I'm not going to make excuses, all I know is the Shekinna that's out there playing, is not the Shekinna who got the triple double a few games before these three. Can someone wake up the SEC player of the week please. The 2 man game between her and Bjorklund is keyed on by the opponents defense, so they must find another way to bring Angie off the screen. She has not done much better. Her numbers for the past 3 games 9-32fg, 25pts/3asst...uh not going to get it done. I bring these two up, because they are our leading scorers, and they both dominate the ball the majority of the time. During this game I watched them dump the ball to Glory Johnson 3 times in a row, and each time she scored, so please tell me why they went away from that?

 

Then Kelly just simply lost her cool. A combination of playing in her "hometown" and then the refs letting them "bang" on one end and not the other. Not to mention, why are the refs so sensitive? This was a big game, give the kids a little bit of lee way. Oh and by the way, that was NOT a foul, thank goodness for DVR. Yet I digress on that point, because as tight as the game was, and in spite of the Ladyvols only getting 7 foul shots, compared to ladybulldogs 23 attempts, they were still able to keep it close. It always trips me out when people say don't blame the refs, but did you notice that Georgia was not scoring "inside" yet they got 23 foul shot attempts? And the ladyvols, who were working inside all night, only managed to get 7, and those came in the second half? Hey I'm just saying...don't act like the refs don't impact the game.

Now enter in off the bench, freshman guard Kamiko Williams, and I will honestly say, she is the X factor for this ladyvols team. As Shekinna stats has dwindled to obscurity, Kamiko has begin to show her poise on the floor. If you haven't noticed, Kamiko is on the floor at the end of games now, which says that Pat trusts her on the floor at critical times. If you want to see Shekinna Stricklen "flourish" on the floor...put her out there with Williams on the floor. Kamiko reminds me of WNBA champion, and former UNC guard, Nikki Teasley. She is 5'11 with great court vision. Some of the passes she makes are Magic esque. She also has no problem getting the ball into the post, and can break down even the quickest of defenders.

I really don't think it will be long before the LadyVols starting lineup looks like this: PG-Williams SG-Bjorklund SF-Stricklen PF-Johnson C-Cain...Stricklen can take ANY forward off the dribble, and she don't have to worry about setting up the offense. Sometimes you can't MAKE someone into something, and I know Pat want's Shekinna to "embrace" it and flow consistently in it, but she is truly having trouble, let's not make this hard. Put her where she can flow effortlessly in her game. And that bench has Spani, Brewer,Bass,Smallbone,Manning..which is sufficient. Every player is not designed to be the "franchise" player, for example Tony Romo (when the pressure is on, he continues to show inconsistency)...but then you have someone who is fearless, who wants the responsibilty of being the franchise player (go to) Glory Johnson. Angie Bjorklund can be...but she doesn't have that "killer instinct"...one thing is for sure, someone has to step up, and become that go to player...uh Angie come get the ball!

FYI: I'M THE BIGGEST LADY VOLS FAN..AND KINNA IF YOU READ THIS, MAKE A LIAR OUT OF ME! I want another triple double, heck I'll take a double double...just play your game. LadyVols 4 life. THE ROAD TO REDEMPTION CONTINUES



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ESPN'S RIC BUCHER: LAKERS INQUIRE BOUT DEVIN HARRIS



This from ESPN’s Ric Bucher on his podcast today. No further details from Ric about when this inquiry incurred or what, if anything specific, the Lakers offered to give up. No handicapping from him, either, on the odds of a deal, so just throw it on the rumor pile.
For what it’s worth, a trade for Devin Harris would be pretty easy to get done under the salary cap. He makes a relatively modest $8.4 million this year and has three years (after this one) left on this contract.
A combination of Adam Morrison and either Jordan Farmar or Shannon Brown would satisfy salary-matching rules and free up money for New Jersey to make their offseason free-agent push.

My thoughts on this trade happening is this: get it done Mitch, only if the deal does NOT include Shannon Brown. Devin Harris is definitely a point guard for the future. Devin is averaging 16pts/6asst, which would be a great boost in both departments for my Laker team at the point guard position. Honestly I believe this "rumor" because I know Mitch is looking for our next point guard to take over for Derek.Though Jordan Farmar has gotten better, he is just not consistent enough for this team. He has more of a score first mentality, and a player like Devin would  be like a kid in a candy store on this team, becoming an assist leader like Chris Paul, or even Steve Nash. I have a feeling the only thing "holding" up this deal, would be the Lakers reluctance to give up Shannon Brown in the deal. And no matter what Mitch, don't give up Shannon Brown!..lol

Sidenote: Shannon Brown is set to co-star in singer Teyana Taylor's new video. Check out Teyana's tweets from earlier today between her and her assistant Eli


Shannon Brown with Jordan Farmar at Shannon's birthday party! Great Choice Teyana!



TeyanaTaylor rt @ELISHAH YES FOr having S.Brown12 FUCKING SEXY ASS in YOUr next VIDEO @TEYANATAYLOR , yesssssss,,i respect it. <

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Andrew Bynum for Chris Bosh??? Let's Explore










Well today all the hoop-la begin about a "possible" trade between the Toronto Raptors and the Los Angeles Lakers. This trade would include All-Star forward Chris Bosh, and future All-Star center Andrew Bynum. Now being a Laker fan this "trade" is so intriguing to me. When I look in depth at this possible trade, having Chris Bosh on this Laker team could be an absolute blessing. Chris Bosh is long, and versatile. He has descent handles for a big guy (nothing to really brag on) but knowing that he can hit that 17ft jumper..gives me great joy. We also know that he stays in the top 10 in rebounding, so it's nothing that he'll have to be "motivated" to do, night in and out. Also watching Chris play with the U.S. Olympic team, he understood his role coming off the bench with those guys, and I don't think it would be a problem for him to be the 3rd option on this star-studded team. And think about him playing with Ron Artest. Ron's 3pt shot just becomes more open. Chris wants to win, and he is very humble already, so on that note the Lakers would become almost virtually unbeatable.

But then there is the "size" that's being given up, in terms of strength. Bynum is built like a tank, with massive arms, and he knows how to utilize that height. When Pau Gasol is not in the game, we have noticed how dominate he can be, but the problem for us is when Pau is in the game, Bynum is almost non-existent. This trade could be great for him as well, because it would allow him to be a "legit" focal point for a team, night in and night out. He definitely is capable of putting up big numbers, so Toronto would not be losing much in that aspect.

The Lakers would have to include a couple of players in order for this trade to even potentially go down, so first to go would be Adam Morrison, who I honestly believe if he can stay on the floor is able to put up descent scoring numbers for a team, and Jordan Farmar. Now Farmar is one of those players, that has me straddling the fence. One minute I want him gone, then he scores 20, and get's steals, and I want him to stay. Yet the one thing that proves to me is he is inconsistent. Can we really have that on a championship caliber NBA team, and expect to keep winning? I'm not so sure. Honestly I would rather give up Sasha, but with his "bad" contract we can't give him away, so that leaves Farmar. I did this trade: ESPNTRADEMACHINE. What I was surprised by the most, was the +8 wins for the Lakers, even with the bench losing two guys. That says alot.

We know that Phil Jackson would definitely love this trade, along with Kobe Bryant. So the question is, how much more in debt would this put Dr. Buss? Would it take long for Bosh to learn the triangle? Or would he be able to adapt quickly like Pau? And the most important question...is this trade even necessary to solidify the Lakers chances at a repeat? Lakers fans hit me up and let me know.

PETER VECESY LAKERS DEALING FOR CHRIS BOSH??

As promised, today’s column is pure basketball, triggered by trade winds.

A Lakers source told me the team had its sights set high, as usual, and planned to target the possible acquisition of Chris Bosh when it got closer to the 3 p.m. Feb. 18 trade deadline, and the Raptors might be more likely to move their Olympian/All-Star while still entitled to compensation.

It commonly is believed Bosh almost certain is to flee Toronto after this season, when he has the right to opt out of the final year ($17.1 million) of his contract.

My source believes the Lakers will offer Andrew Bynum for Bosh (if they haven’t done so already) well before the deadline expires. In itself, the one-for-one swap is impossible to make. Bynum’s “base year” essentially allows L.A. to take back but half of his salary this year ($12.5M). Of course, that restriction is lifted when next year’s salary ($13.7M) activates come July 1, at which time a sign-and-trade transaction would be feasible.



The possibility of such a deal makes sense to me. First of all, Bynum is a legit starting center for the defending champions. He also has three years left on his contract after this one.

As for the Raptors, despite the severe offseason roster renovation, they’re not giving any indication of being more than just a one-and-done playoff group this season and in the foreseeable future.

What’s Bosh’s motivation to stay? Clearly, management’s sense of urgency to protect its principal asset cannot be accentuated enough. If that’s impractical, the organization cannot afford to lose Bosh without receiving equitable compensation.

Asked by e-mail about all of the above and whether the Raptors and Lakers have discussed a Bosh-Bynum proposal, team president Bryan Colangelo, who surely is being contacted on a daily basis regarding the availability of his franchise player — especially when the team was 11-17 — he replied in kind:

“For the record, I am not actively seeking a deal or discussing Bosh with any team, much less the Lakers.

“I haven’t traded him yet and our position has been the same. We will not make a deal just to make a deal. Our intention is to keep him here long term.

“Additionally, I have not yet offered an extension as Dwyane Wade and LeBron James both received [from their respective teams]. So technically he has not said no.

“I honestly don’t think C.B. knows what the future holds, or what he wants to do, so I would say we’re still in the game as far as his pending free agency.”

In the meantime, the languishing Lakers may only have the marginal goods to obtain the likes of, say, Hornets’ forward Hilton Armstrong. Friday night they lost again (third straight road loss) to the Blazers (nine consecutive in Portland) and continue to showcase (I’m being kind) Sasha Vujacic (one year left at $5.475M) and free agents-in-waiting Jordan Farmar and Adam Morrison.

What are we to think when the Blazers are able to win minus six rotation players? Either it’s a great compliment to them or a blanket indictment on the Lakers minus Pau Gasol (hamstring).

As you recall, the Lakers were evicted from the playoffs in the first round the two previous tournaments before Gasol arrived Feb. 1, 2008. They’ve been Finalists since and last season experienced ultimate success.

Read more:BOSH FOR BYNUM?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Dwight Howard T-Mobile myTouch 3G Commercial

Harrison Barnes Chooses University of North Carolina

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Farmar to Kobe to Shannon Brown for the DUNK


LETSHANNONDUNK.COM IT'S AMAZING THAT THE NBA HAS NOT ASKED THIS MAN TO BE IN THE DUNK CONTEST THIS YEAR!

Pau Gasol "tweaks" Hamstring versus Dallas Mavericks



Pau Gasol injured his left hamstring (a strained left hamstring to be exact) in the first quarter against the Mavs Sunday evening. He will be re-evaluated at halftime and we will update you with more information as we get it in.
Note, this is NOT the same hamstring which kept him out at the beginning of the year. Suffice to say, let’s hope it’s not too serious.

TIERRA ROGERS DIAGNOSED WITH HEART CONDITION

Cal's Tierra Rogers Diagnosed With Heart Condition

BERKELEY (CBS 5 / AP) ― Highly touted California freshman forward Tierra Rogers will not play for the Golden Bears after being diagnosed this week with a rare heart condition and having a defibrillator implanted Thursday.

The school made the announcement Thursday night.

"I am saddened that I was diagnosed with this disease," Rogers said in a statement. "But I feel God has given me a second chance at life. With the support of my family, coaching staff and teammates, I will be able to get through this."

Cal said Rogers' condition was discovered as the result of a Sept. 21 workout in which she had trouble breathing and later collapsed at Haas Pavilion outside the training room. She was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where she spent a week for testing and observation. Once doctors determined she had a cardiac condition, she was then transferred to UC San Francisco Medical Center on Monday. It was there where doctors discovered her condition—Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia—and performed the procedure.

She is likely to remain hospitalized for a few more days.

Rogers was a high school All-American whose father was shot to death at halftime of one of her games across the street from the Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep gym in San Francisco on Jan. 12, 2008. She considered giving up basketball after the tragedy.

Rogers led her high school team to state titles from 2006-08, including perfect 32-0 seasons in 2007 and '08. She lost only three games in her entire four-year high school career.

"This is obviously devastating news for Tierra and her family," Cal coach Joanne Boyle said in a statement. "We are here to stand by her 100 percent with whatever she needs. Obviously, basketball was a very precious part of her life, but she has a higher purpose here than just being a basketball player, and her health and well-being are our primary concern. Right now, she can really use all the support and prayers she can get to help her through these trying times."

The Golden Bears reached their first regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament in March, hanging tough with eventual unbeaten champion Connecticut before losing 77-53.

Rogers was supposed to be part of helping continue that momentum for the program, which lost several key players from last season's NCAA run.

The school said that Dr. Brad Buchman, medical director of University Health Services at Cal and interim head team physician for the athletic department, provided information about the rare condition and that "it is one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in young adult athletes."

According to Buchman, it can cause altered muscle function and abnormal electrical rhythms in the wall of the right ventricle that can often produce palpitations, fainting, chest pain and shortness of breath. In some patients, sudden cardiac death is the initial presentation of the disease, he said.

It can also produce worsening heart function over time, thus the risks with rigorous physical activity like basketball and the training involved.

A call to Boyle wasn't immediately returned.
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Brittney Griner Dunks Twice in 99-18 Victory

That transition Dunk was the biznesss! Least I can hold my head up high and say...no dunk in Thompson Boling Arena! The girl is bad though.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Tiny Gallon breaks backboard - New Year's Eve 2009 - Oklahoma vs. Gonzaga

Lakers vs Kings Highlights....Oops He Did it Again!

Kobe Bryant-THE DADDY



I love this picture of Kobe with his youngest daughter  Gianna Maria-Onore! I love to see guys treating their daughters like princesses. This is Kobe Bean Bryant, who doesn't get enough love for the great relationship he obviously have for his kids. This after hitting his 3rd buzzer beater of the season, versus the Sacramento Kings. Happy New Year Kobe, and the Los Angeles Lakers!

Kobe bryant buzzer beater vs Kings

KOBE BEAN BRYANTTTTTT