Thing I learned two minutes ago: The 2000-01 Lakers finished 21st in defensive rating (and then went 15-1 in the playoffs).
Quite a revelation LA isn't as as good in many areas sans Paul? Gratefully, KSmith broke it down 4 us. Clips now know what Lakers feel like
Reminder: In the regular season, the Clippers were basically the Lakers when Chris Paul was off the floor: http://t.co/8umtIIORnr
Lakers assistant coach Thomas Scott has been chosen as an assistant coach by the NBA for its Basketball w/out Borders in Asia this summer
Total made 3-pointers this season: * Lakers: 532 * Steph Curry & Klay Thompson: 525 * Hornets: 498 * Kings: 461 * Grizz: 423 * TWolves: 426
One of my favorite moments as Lakers beat writer was when Shaq was mad Mourning beat him for All-NBA 1st team & Shaq blamed local beats...
Playoffs: No Lakers or Spurs in 2nd round. Last time this happened? Magic coached Worthy, Rodman dated Madonna (1994) http://t.co/UhONsr3VMY
The Rockets are largely L.A. Story between James Harden (Artesia High), Trevor Ariza (Westchester High, Lakers) and Dwight Howard (Lakers).
Who are Lakers fans rooting for?
Wonder who Lakers fans, if they care, will root for in the second round? Clippers or Dwight?
I like the Clippers being relevant. But I still occasionally think about what if the NBA didn't veto the CP3 to the Lakers trade.
Chris Paul's heroics are going to send Lakers fans to the edge -- again
More surprising is that despite Lakers' past success, Jerry West won only 1 executive of the year award (1994-95). Mitch has not won any
Warriors' Bob Myers wins NBA executive of the year. Mitch Kupchak got a 2nd place vote despite Lakers' worst record in franchise history.
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak received one second-place vote for NBA Executive of the Year.
I just read a Lakers fan arguing that the Lakers are the best destination for LMA BECAUSE Kobe will probably be injured by January.
Pop called out Spurs, accusing them of everything but being sissies a la Larry Bird re teammates in Finals v Lakers...
More annoying: Endless loop of CP3 All State commercials during NBA playoffs or the same 4 or 5 Values commercials during Lakers games?
I've said this before, but what an incredible move by Lakers to trade for Jordan Clarkson. Thanks, Wizards.
McCollum has tied his career high of 27, set vs. Lakers this season.
I like Rondo to the Lakers as a two-year bridge to Russell Westbrook in 2017. Rondo and Kobe would be the best reality show in Hollywood.
Jeremy Lin was Lakers' nominee for NBA Sportsmanship Award; NBA chose him as Pacific Division winner. Kyle Korver won award via player vote.
Crittenton was in package to Grizzlies for Pau trade. I remember Crittenton still came back to Staples to watch a 2008 Lakers playoff game.