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LA Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball's father LaVar made an offensive comment that Lakers coach Luke Walton lost the confidence of the team

 

When Hanna Storm questioned Lakers boss Jeanie Buss regarding Carmelo Anthony and other NBA stars declining to sign with the Lakers the incredulous Buss replied, "What has that to do with Kobe?" - (ESPN screen shot photo)

 

After Jeanie Buss drained the Lakers executive swamp she chose Magic Johnson to lead the organization to dry land and become winners again - (Game changers screen shot)

 

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Sports Notes - LAKERS REACT 2 LaVar's BALLS ATTACK - January, 2018
LONZO'S FATHER ATTACKS LAKERS COACH LUKE WALTON - Ball's recent offensive comments that LA Lakers coach Luke Walton has lost the team's confidence and eluded that Walton should be fired following a nine-game losing streak has raised the ire of many NBA coaches and executives and has attracted huge media interest. This is the third time Ball has made such a disturbing comment

NBA NEWS - Kobe Bryant's Jersey Retirement by the Numbers - December, 2017
Five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant had his No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys retired by the Los Angeles Lakers during halftime of their matchup against the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors - The facts and figures about Bryant’s historic career - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Lakers’ Lonzo Ball named MVP of NBA Summer League - July, 2017
Ball, the first Laker to be named NBA Summer League MVP, averaged 16.3 points and a league-leading 9.3 assists to go with 7.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals. He recorded two triple-doubles, including the first in Las Vegas since 2008

Sports Notes - BALLS TO THE WALL with LAKERS - July, 2017
BALL & JAMES could be MAGIC - With the great expectations of the talent of Lonzo Ball, the LA Lakers number one draft pick coming to fruition there is a buzz that the Lakers could return to respectability should they eventually sign LeBron James. Magic Johnson is proving to be skillful in his position as president of Lakers basketball operations the question is can he make a deal with James and have Lakers fans singing, 'Could This be Magic.'

Sports Notes - THE BALLS of BALL - May, 2017
BALLS TO THE WALL! - For the past few months a lot of noise has been made of the highly touted NBA prospect 19-year-old Lonzo Ball. The problem is most of the noise is coming from his father LaVar. The question is can Lonzo's ass cash the checks that his father's mouth is writing? The reality is… do you really have to have BALLS?

Sports Notes - LAKERS JEANIE BUSS… DRAINING THE Lakers SWAMP? - March, 2017
LAKERS DIE NASTY….. AGAIN! - What is the relationship between Magic Johnson and Jeanie Buss that makes her trust the Magic Man so much to run, what was once a prized franchise turned into ruins and the laughing stock of the league on her watch, and turn it around to be a winner once again?

Sports Notes EXTRA - KOBE'S MIRACLE 60 POINT GAME FINALE - April, 2016
YOU CAN'T TAKE AWAY WHAT HE'S DONE - In the past we questioned that Kobe Bryant's last All-Star game appearance this season would be a gimmie noting that Magic Johnson experienced the same in his career as the opposition let him do what he wanted resulting in him winning the games MVP Award. Kobe's gimmie was this game that was given to him by his teammates enabling him to have an NBA RECORD 60 point game in what is believed to be his final NBA appearance as a player

Sports Notes - KOBE BRYANT'S ALL-STAR GAME PITY PARTY? - February, 2016
Kobe Bryant's last hurrah? - Kobe Bryant was an overwhelming selection by the fans that chose him to play in the game with 1,891,614 votes. It's safe to say that the votes weren't based on his performance this season but sympathy and a tribute to what he has accomplished during his 19-year NBA career. This scenario resembles the selection and tribute paid to Magic Johnson when he came out of retirement. Johnson's retirement was brought about since he acquired the HIV virus

NR TOP 10 - 2015 YEAR IN REVIEW - January, 2016
Politics was the topic that garnered the most interest from our readers in 2015. Politics had nine stories that qualified for the listing while Sports notched six spots. The big names that made the most noise were Ronda Rousey, Floyd Mayweather, Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu, Sheldon Adelson, CNN, Israel and Somaly Mam

TV - VIDEO BEAT - LAMAR ODOM WENT HOLLYWEIRD - October, 2015
DOWN BUT NOT OUT - Following the Khloé & Lamar TV series début on April 10, 2011, I wrote a two part column in December 2011 titled CELEBRITY vs. SPORTS CONFLICTS - DAVID BECKHAM & LAMAR ODOM. In the column I noted: when they say you can't mix oil and water to some sports purists that could mean that an athlete should focus on the sport he is being paid for and not spread themselves too thin by being involved in the entertainment business. Presently former NBA player and reality television star Lamar Odom reflects that opinion

TV - VIDEO BEAT SPECIAL - MAGIC JOHNSON to host The Celebrity Apprentice? REALLY!!! - July, 2015
EGO ON THE GO - It's been reported that the NBC television network is considering former NBA great Magic Johnson to host the fired and now maligned Donald Trump as the host of The Celebrity Apprentice. It raise the question is Johnson qualified. From our experiences with Johnson we have an opinion…. Read on…

Sports Notes - LAKERS BUSS-TED - January, 2015
THE LAKERS PETULANT JEANIE BUSS - We have had an unforgettable experience with both Los Angeles Lakers NBA team owners Jeanie and Jim Buss therefore we have a strong insight to their personalities. The Lakers Busted fuse was lit in December 2014 in an ESPN video interview with Jeanie Buss who was grilled about the decision making of the team in their signing an aging then 35-year-old Kobe Bryant to a two year $48.5 million contract

Sports Notes - The ZEN MAN transformed FAKER LAKERS to NBA TITLE WINNERS - December, 2014
THE LAKERS BLACK MAMBA DRAMA - In games, Kobe Bryant would often disregard the set offense completely to experiment with his own one-on-one moves, incensing the normally calm Phil Jackson. Bryant managed to test Jackson's patience enough that the "Zen Master" even demanded that Bryant be traded

Sports Notes - JACKSON (Phil) BACK IN ACTION - March, 2014
JACKSON's ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS - Phil Jackson, now New York Knicks president of basketball operations, is an NBA legend in his own time. He is the leagues winningest coach. He also is a prime example of toughing it out. Jackson's success didn't come easy. From enduring a fused back as a player he has dealt with and survived the egos of former bosses and players alike. When one is looking for a winner then look for Phil Jackson

NBA BEAT Part 2 - LET'S GET PHYSICAL with RON ARTEST - July, 2013
A BULL IN A CHINA CLOSET? - The complex man's greatest claim to notorious fame was on November 19, 2004, Artest was at the center of an altercation among players and fans during a game in Auburn Hills, Michigan between Artest's then Indiana Pacers and the home team Detroit Pistons

NBA BEAT Part 1 - IS RON ARTEST JUST A MESS? - July, 2013
IT'S A NO BRAINER HE'S AN ENTERTAINER - When it comes to trying to figure out the now former LA Lakers World Meta Peace aka Ron Artest the result is the same… FORGET IT. The reasons why are simple as the man of peace remains a work in progress

SPORTS NOTES EXTRA - Better Than Jordan? ELGIN BAYLOR!!! - July, 2013
LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE - Elgin Baylor is the man who then Lakers owner Bob Short credited as saving the Lakers franchise from going bankrupt. As a rookie in 1958-59, Baylor finished fourth in the league in scoring (24.9 points per game), third in rebounding (15.0 rebounds per game), and eighth in assists (4.1 assists per game). He registered 55 points in a single game, then the third-highest mark in league history behind Joe Fulks' 63 and George Mikan's 61. Baylor won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and led the Lakers from last place the previous year to the NBA finals

SPORTS NOTES - DWIGHT (Howard) FLIGHT from LA LAKERS - July, 2013
ON THE ROAD AGAIN - The bright lights of Hollyweird were not suitable for someone that wants to play the game of basketball and not be a city that is about playing games. Hollyweird and the Lakers are not for Dwight Howard who is Houston bound - One year of being involved in the Lakers dysfunctional organization was enough for Dwight Howard

SPORTS NOTES - KOBE BRYANT or MICHAEL JORDAN - Who's The Best? - June, 2013
One of the most agonizing NBA questions of all time is who is the best Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant. If anyone knows it's the guy that shared their locker-room that person is their former coach Phil Jackson - Jason Kidd is a great choice to coach the Brooklyn Nets - The 40-year-old Kidd will be taking on the challenge of being an NBA coach without any previous coaching experience. What he possesses you can't teach that being leadership skills - FIFA TOP 10

SPORTS NOTES - ACTION (Phil) JACKSON - May, 2013
MASSAGING EGOS to ELEVEN RINGS - In this story the focus is Phil Jackson who years ago we deemed the ZEN MAN. That phrase has since been repeated over and over again. Over the years probably the most asked question Phil Jackson has been besieged with is who is better Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan. Jackson has astutely avoided responding to the topic but now he's talking - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - FIFA TOP 10

SPORTS NOTES - MIAMI HEAT's STREAK ENDED with a glaring WEAKNESS - March, 2013
HEAT vs. 71-72 LA LAKERS STREAK - The monkey of off the Miami Heats back as their 27 game winning streak came to an end thus they can now focus of winning their 2nd consecutive NBA title. The question is given their weakness in the rebounding department will that be a roadblock in their goal? The Lakers had 7'1" Wilt Chamberlain the Heat's leader is 6'8"LeBron James. Does five inches make a difference & does the heat have a chink in their amour? - FIFA TOP 10

NBA NEWS - JAMES & BRYANT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - February, 2013
The Miami Heat’s LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 24 - NBA TRADING DEADLINE TRADES

NBA NEWS - LAKERS’ BRYANT EARNS RECORD 15TH STRAIGHT ALL-STAR GAME NOD - January, 2013
Bryant breaks a tie with Jerry West, Karl Malone, and Shaquille O’Neal for the most consecutive NBA All-Star selections - His selection serned him his record 15th consecutive All-Star nod

Sports Notes - LAKERS BUSS CRUSHED PHIL JACKSON - November, 2012
WHERE IS THE LOVE? - There is a new chapter in the Lakers Hollyweird shenanigans which is almost as shocking as the debacle when Kobe and Shaquille O'Neal had their winning relationship busted up over who was the man and the leader of the then Lakers team. Obviously Kobe won that battle as Shaq was traded to the Miami Heat where he won his fourth NBA title after three with the Lakers, Kobe, and Jackson. On his plane ride to Miami Shaq must have been singing Where Is The Love? Now he and Jackson can sing a duet.

Sports Notes EXTRA - KOBE BRYANT DREAMS 2012 USA OLYMPIC TEAM IS BETTER THAN 1992 USA DREAM TEAM - July, 2012
SAY WHAT!!! WHAT'S IN THAT LAKER WATER? - Bryant's claim that this team could run the Dream team into the ground could be interpreted as being absurd. 1992 Dream teammates Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley were quick to disagree as would common sense. Since Bryant's claim teammate and league MVP LeBron James agrees that this 2012 team is better.

NBA NEWS - KOBE BRYANT HAS THE MOST POPULAR NBA JERSEY INTERNATIONALLY- June 2012
NBA Issues First-Ever Overall International Top Selling Jersey List Based on Sales Outside the U.S. During the 2011-12 Season -Three Players in The Finals Make the List: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant

NBA NEWS - LeBRON JAMES, KEVIN DURANT HIGHLIGHT ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM - May 2012
Kobe Bryant Earns 10th All-NBA Team Nod, Most Among Active Players - Bryant's 10 First-Team selections tie for second all-time (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Bob Cousy, Michael Jordan, Bob Pettit, and Jerry West). Karl Malone is the all-time leader with 11. - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Sports Notes - WHO'S THE MAN…? ALEX FERGUSON, JOSE MOURINHO or PEP GUARDIOLA? - Apri 2012
AGREE OR NOT? - The topic of who's the best among, Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola at this point has to go the Ferguson. Guardiola has experienced immediate success in the early stages of his career but the stress has gotten to him at his young age of 41. Mourinho is still working on his CV but the question arises is stress taking its toll? - The Los Angeles Lakers RON ARTEST aka META WORLD PEACE HAS LOST THE PLOT

NBA BEAT Part 2 - THE BRYANTS FATHER (JELLYBEAN) & SON (KOBE) - February 2012
IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR - While Kobe Bryant is breaking NBA basketball records Papa Jellybean is plying his basketball history as a coach of the new ABL league entry Bangkok Cobras. ASEAN Basketball League, (ABL). The ABL is a men's professional basketball league in Southeast Asia

NBA BEAT Part 1 - ALL STAR GAME AN LA FAMILY AFFAIR - February 2012
LA REPRESENTS - Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Leading Vote-Getter in West; Tied for Most Consecutive All-Star Selections with 14 - -Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Lakers’ Andrew Bynum Voted as First-Time Starters - Clippers Griffin and Chris Paul team with Lakers Bryant and Bynum comprise and LA family West team.

NBA NEWS - PLAYERS OF THE WEEK & MONTH - February 2012
BOSTON’S PAUL PIERCE AND SAN ANTONIO’S TONY PARKER NAMED NBA EASTERN AND WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK for games played Monday, Jan. 30, through Sunday, Feb. 5. - MIAMI’S LEBRON JAMES AND LOS ANGELES LAKERS’ KOBE BRYANT NAMED KIA NBA EASTERN AND WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE MONTH for games played in December and January

Sports Notes EXTRA - REMEMBERING THE NBA'S WALT HAZZARD - December, 2011
THE PHILADELPHIA CONNECTION - It was a day of the changing of the guard. Hazzard's Overbrook teammate and best friend Wally (Wali) Jones played the first half with Brook. The second half he played with our Temple Prep team. Jones graduated from high school at mid season enabling him to make the transfer. After that game and graduation he joined our squad. Hazzard and Jones were very close friends and both went on to have successful 10-year NBA careers

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