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  1. Lakers-Thunder Game 1: Lakers suffer a Thundertality

    May 15, 2012, 1:24 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    This was a beating. A smackdown. A trouncing. A demolition. A boat race. A blowout. A “hit ‘em in the head with a shovel and drag their team to an unmarked grave,” “nail ‘em with a 2X4, watch them stagger around and then slam the door on them on the way out,” downright unavoidable-to-say butt…

  2. Bynum thinks Lakers will win title if they focus on defense

    May 14, 2012, 9:34 AM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

    There is very little Lakers fans can take away from Los Angeles’ seven-game series win over Denver that should make them think they have much of a shot against Oklahoma City. Everything Denver did to the Lakers in transition OKC can do as well and with better athletes. But Andrew Bynum thinks there is a…

  3. It’s not always about Kobe, Lakers defense keys win over Thunder

    Feb 27, 2011, 7:20 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant, Thabo Sefolosha

    The end of the Lakers win over Oklahoma City was the latest Rorschach test for whether or not you think Kobe Bryant is a clutch player. Kobe scored seven of the Lakers final 10 points (all the others were Pau Gasol free throws) and he pushed the Lakers to a 90-87 win on the road.…

  4. NBA Playoffs, Lakers Jazz: As if the Jazz don't have enough problems, Kobe is back

    May 5, 2010, 4:18 PM EST

    At one point in the first round, Kobe Bryant was showing all the leaping ability of Ron Artest. You could hardly tell them apart… well, except for the hair. And the build. And the fluidity of motion. Okay, so it wasn’t that bad. But it wasn’t good either. Oklahoma City was blanketing him with very…

  5. Derek Fisher was not in fight in an Oklahoma City Waffle House, but he was in a Waffle House

    Apr 29, 2010, 1:08 PM EST

    When an Oklahoma City radio station started reporting that the Lakers Derek Fisher had been involved in a fight at a Waffle House in Oklahoma City, pretty much everyone around the Lakers said, “Fisher? In a fight? We’re not buying that.” Say what you will about Fisher’s game — and Lakers fans have — nobody…

  6. Quote of the day, Ron Artest is unbelievable

    Apr 29, 2010, 12:32 PM EST

    “My defense is so unbelievable, I don’t really care about offense right now.” –Ron Artest, in anticipation of Game 6 between the Lakers and Thunder in OKC (via The OC Register). Ron’s certainly not wrong, as he’s held Kevin Durant to sub-40% shooting in three of the five games thus far and hounded him into…

  7. Scott Brooks has finally gotten through to Serge Ibaka with words, not gestures

    Apr 28, 2010, 7:55 AM EST

    Serge Ibaka comes from a different world than any other NBA player. Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo to be specific. A world of refugees and war crimes. He was born number 15 out of 18 siblings. Yes, you read that right, 18. For him, basketball was a real escape. He came to the NBA with…

  8. Crazy Lakers fan, not as far off reality as you'd hope

    Apr 26, 2010, 8:02 PM EST

    Yes, this video is fake. It’s an actual local LA television news look and intro, so it feels real. But it is not. The beauty of it, of all good satire, is that it is just close enough to reality to hit home. And if you’ve interacted with Kobe fans, if you’ve seen how some…

  9. NBA Playoffs: Now we find out what the Lakers are really made of

    Apr 26, 2010, 3:40 PM EST

    The Lakers meandered through the second half of the season without a care in the world. At least they played like it. So Los Angeles fans and media set up imaginary tests for them. The five game road trip was one. Late season matchups with the Thunder, the Magic, a couple with the Spurs all…

  10. Scariest thing in Oklahoma City? Craig Sager's legs.

    Apr 22, 2010, 10:33 AM EST

    Dear reader, I apologize for this in advance, but forces beyond my control compel me to do this. I wish I could show you something less frightening, like the spiderwalk scene in the Exorcist. Or Betty White naked. But I cannot. The Lakers are staying in the legendary haunted hotel in Oklahoma City. But there…

  11. NBA Playoffs: What the Thunder need to do to win in Los Angeles

    Apr 20, 2010, 4:22 PM EST

    With the Lakers stumbling a bit coming into the playoffs and the Thunder being anything but a typical eight-seed, many people believed that the Lakers-Thunder series would be a lot more competitive than #1-#8 matchups usually are.  In game 1, things didn’t work out that way; the Thunder looked completely outmatched on both ends of…

  12. Quote of the day, Phil Jackson doesn't care about Durant's feelings

    Apr 17, 2010, 10:22 AM EST

    “Whatever.” – Lakers coach Phil Jackson’s reaction to Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant saying he said he felt disrespected by Jackson’s comments about Durant and the league referees. Those comments earned Jackson a fine.

  13. Breaking down the Artest-Durant matchup

    Apr 16, 2010, 7:49 PM EST

    When the Lakers have the ball in their upcoming series with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the matchup to watch will be the battle on the perimeter between Kobe Bryant and Thabo Sefolosha. When the Thunder have the ball, the matchup to watch will be the one between Kevin Durant and Ron Artest, and it should…

  14. NBA Playoffs: Thunder to taste playoff experience, do the Lakers have too much of it?

    Apr 16, 2010, 7:00 PM EST

    The Lakers and the Thunder are a lot alike in some ways. Think about it this way: Dominant superstar? Check. Second offensive option who is a borderline All-Star? Check. Long, lanky versatile forward? Check. Guys who can come in off the bench and change the game? Check. But off the court these franchises are totally…

  15. Your 2010 NBA Playoff Schedule

    Apr 15, 2010, 2:33 AM EST

    Here is the schedule to set your life — or at least your DVR — by for the next couple of weeks. Note that all times listed are Eastern. If you don’t live out East (and I don’t) then do the math in your head. It keeps you sharp. Eastern Conference Cleveland vs. ChicagoGame 1…

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