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Bright Side Of The Sun 1 hour ago
Phoenix Suns vs. LA Lakers Preview: The Never Ending Rivalry

Phoenix Suns vs. LA Lakers Preview: The Never Ending Rivalry

BEAT LA, BEAT LA, BEAT LA! What: Phoenix Suns (3-1) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (2-3) Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA When: 7:00 p.m. (AZ) Listen: AZ Sports 98.7 FM (Locally or Streamed on the Internet) The Suns are coming off a 121-90 blowout win on Thursday over the San Antonio Spurs in a game that didn't feature Greg Popovich, Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter, and Kawhi Leonard. The Suns easily took care of the Spurs in the second half. The Lakers are coming off a 98-91 win on Sunday over the Utah Jazz that included a 26 point game by Kobe Bryant and a 19 point game from Carlos...
Silver Screen and Roll 2 hours ago

Jeremy Lin's selfie tips

Need help taking selfies? Jeremy Lin is here to give you an assist. { width: 100%; } img { max-width: 100%; } Jeremy Lin recently held an autograph signing sessions in Culver City and took some time out to give his selfie-taking tips: Unfortunately for Lin and the Lakers, selfie-taking is about all the action he's been able to get in as he recovers from spraining both of his ankles during training camp.

Warriors vs. Clippers preview: A battle for preseason California bragging rights

It's preseason, but it's also the L.A. Clippers. Golden State Warriors (4-2) vs. L.A. Clippers (1-4) 7:30 p.m. PST ROARACLE Radio: KNBR 1050 AM | TV (!!!): TNT Buddy blog: Clips Nation Tom Ziller of SB Nation-NBA wrote a pretty inspiring piece about the Golden State Warriors yesterday in which he concluded by writing that fully implementing new coach Steve Kerr's offensive vision is, "...the final step for this wonderfully strange collection to break the Golden State mold and challenge for a championship."As the preseason comes to a close in Oakland this week, the Warriors are still...
Silver Screen and Roll 3 hours ago

Lakers' failed trades, asset management deserve some blame

Many things have gone wrong for the Lakers recently, and a handful of trades they made, and didn't make, deserve a piece of the blame pie. On Monday, Henry Abbott of ESPN caused quite a bit of commotion by posting a long piece discussing the negative impact that Kobe Bryant has had on the Lakers franchise in recent years. The heading and sub-heading simply reads "KOBE: He is arguably the greatest player in the history of the Lakers' franchise. He is also destroying this from within." While there are some valid points illustrating the much-discussed criticisms of Kobe on and off the court...
Bright Side Of The Sun 4 hours ago

Phoenix Suns NBA 2014-2015 Season Preview: The Kids Are Our Future

For years, the Phoenix Suns passed on the opportunity to draft and cultivate young players, but that pendulum has swung far the other way. Phoenix now has a deep pool of young talent with Alex Len, Archie Goodwin, T. J. Warren and Tyler Ennis, with Bogdan Bogdanovic waiting in the wings (well, Turkey, actually), and many more draft picks on the way. How will the young bucks fare for this season's Suns? There are two schools of thought when it comes to developing NBA prospects. One is that young players need playing time coming out of college, and their growth will be stymied without regular...
Silver Screen and Roll 4 hours ago

The Credits: "Hate Story" - Lakers Links

It's time for the annual "Kobe Bryant is a terrible teammate/human being" write-up from the great Henry Abbott. Lakers News Lakers Waive Appling and Tyler | Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers waive Keith Appling, Jeremy Tyler - ESPN Los Angeles All Smiles - Key Moments in Kobe Bryant's Hall of Fame Career - ESPN Is Kobe Bryant the reason for the Los Angeles Lakers' downfall? Julius Randle excited, not frustrated despite slow preseason start - LA Times Lakers' week in review - LA Times Five takeaways from Lakers' victory over Utah Jazz - LA Times Xavier Henry headed to New York, Germany...
Clips Nation 4 hours ago

The Daily Clipper –– BGCP3TV Edition

Get ready for a Blake Griffin Chris Paul sketch comedy tv show! And more news from around the web on Lob City and its two biggest stars. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin to Star in Adult Swim TV Show 'BGCP3TV in HD'What exactly is BGCP3TV? It is Jordan Brand's "first-ever sketch comedy-inspired campaign." With their chemistry, it should be worth a watch. The 5 minute show premiers October 24, at 12:12 am. View the teaser below 67RIEFNS No. 24: Chris Paul, NBA’s most underrated point guard | ProBasketballTalkClippers point guard on his own level in post-Magic Johnson NBA. A quick article...
Bright Side Of The Sun 6 hours ago
Solar Flares 10/21: Guide To Head Coaches, Trading Gerald Green

Solar Flares 10/21: Guide To Head Coaches, Trading Gerald Green

And Dan Majerle as John Travolta. Adapting roles to maintain momentum will be a challenge but critical to the success of the 2014-15 Phoenix Suns, writes Paul Coro. It's possible Alex Len may see his first action of the preseason Tuesday against the Lakers at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Len suffered an injury to his right pinky finger on October 6th. "It's a matter of math." "Phoenix will trade Gerald Green." Following Robert Sarver's comments during a Suns preseason game against San Antonio in which the Spurs did not bring Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, or head coach Gregg Popovich to Phoenix,...
Silver Screen and Roll 7 hours ago

Lakers vs. Suns preview: Corralling a deep guard rotation

The Suns are stacked at both guard positions and will be a big challenge for the Lakers' defense. The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns head to the Honda Center in Anaheim for a friendly preseason game as the exhibition games begin winding down. There are just three games left before the regular season is next in line for the Lakers, leaving little time to refine their process before the wins and losses start counting. The Lakers are hoping to have handful of players back in uniform, though we won't know whether Jordan Clarkson, Jeremy Lin, Steve Nash or Ryan Kelly will be suiting up...
Blazersedge 13 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 Season Preview

Forum Blue & Gold editor Darius Soriano joins Blazer's Edge to discuss the 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers, continuing a month-long, 30-team NBA season preview feature. Over the next month, Blazer's Edge will be rolling out season previews for all 30 NBA teams. Continuing this feature, we discuss the Los Angeles Lakers with Forum Blue & Gold editor Darius Soriano. (Yesterday's preview: Chicago Bulls) Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 Season Preview 2013-14 Record: 27-55, No. 5 in Pacific Division, No. 14 in Western Conference Roster additions: Carlos Boozer, Jabari Brown (rookie, undrafted), Jordan...
Sactown Royalty 16 hours ago

Kings 99, Spurs 106: Cousins dominates but Kings play sloppy and fall in San Antonio

DeMarcus Cousins had a dominating performance but it wasn't enough to overcome the lack of late game execution and overall sloppiness of the Kings. Despite leading for much of the game, a dominating DeMarcus Cousins performance, and no Tim Duncan or Kawhi Leonard for the Spurs, the Kings fell to the San Antonio Spurs 106 to 99.  It was a bit of deja vu to the last few times the Kings have visited San Antonio, as once again the team failed to execute and close out in the final quarter as the game tightened up. Cousins led the way with 32 points on 12-14 shooting from the field.  He also...
Silver Screen and Roll 18 hours ago

Kobe Bryant didn't cause the Lakers 'downfall'

Is Kobe Bryant to blame for the Lakers "downfall?" It's way more complex than that.
Clips Nation 20 hours ago

The Daily Clipper — Vegas, Fights, and Angry Jazz Fans!

After another exciting Clipper weekend, we're back to rehash what you missed, and what Matt Barnes missed. It was an interesting weekend for Clipper fans. Vegas! Booker! Preseason! And most importantly, a win! You read that right, the Utah Jazz were kind enough to lend a win to the Clippers after whipping them last week. The Los Angeles Times has five takeaways from the game. That game, of course, also featured an intense albeit brief-lived scuffle between agitator Trevor Booker and Golden Boy Blake Griffin. Our Flyin' Lion pulled a page out of Serge Ibaka's book and decided that enough...
Sactown Royalty 23 hours ago
Kings vs Spurs Preview: Summer League Champs face Regular Season Champs

Kings vs Spurs Preview: Summer League Champs face Regular Season Champs

The Kings travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs in a clash of title contenders. Preseason is ending quickly as the Kings head to Texas for their penultimate exhibition, this time against the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.  The game is not set to be televised either in Sacramento or San Antonio, meaning you'll only be able to track it by listening to KHTK 1140.  Tip off is at 5:30 pm Pacific. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. With preseason winding down, the hope is that the mistakes will lessen and the offense will tighten up.  The Kings have been a bit turnover prone in their new...
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 20, 2014

Center of the Sun: At the core of this team will the 2014-2015 Phoenix Suns be a defensive or offensive team?

Here is your formal weekly recap for the Phoenix Suns with a look at all the games, the news and notes, key stats, NBA Draft updates, Quote of the Week, and more. Let's get it... The Phoenix Suns went into the week against two playoff teams from last year with five total All-Stars and played against one. For the week they went 1-1 overall, as seen in the recaps below this line, but overall they showed signs in a few different areas that are cause for positivity. Game Recaps @ Houston Rockets - L (92-95) Full Recap vs. San Antonio Spurs - W (121-90) Full Recap While this is only the...
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 20, 2014
The Madhouse - Week of 10/20/2014

The Madhouse - Week of 10/20/2014

Welcome to the Madhouse! Bright Side of the Sun is an amazing and diverse community and it deserves a place where the tyranny of topicality does not rule. And that's what The Madhouse is. It's Bright Side of the Sun's place to talk about whatever you want, whenever you want: favorite TV shows, news from around the league or how 'Merica is the greatest country on earth. It's all fair game FREEDOM here.
Sactown Royalty Oct 20, 2014

Omri Casspi getting comfortable in new role with Kings

Omri Casspi looks to be a key contributor off the Kings bench this season. When Omri Casspi signed with the Kings over the summer, many shrugged their shoulders with a "meh." The sixth-year man is in his second stint with Sacramento after all and how much of a role could he possibly have now? As the preseason has rolled along, Casspi continues to contribute steady, productive minutes and likely will be one of the two to three top contributors off the Kings bench this season. Casspi, who helped the Kings defeat Maccabi Haifa 91-59 on Saturday, seems to have absorbed his NBA experience quite...
Bright Side Of The Sun Oct 20, 2014
Phoenix Suns NBA 2014-2015 Season Preview: Centers

Phoenix Suns NBA 2014-2015 Season Preview: Centers

Here's a look at the Suns' center position this season, and what you can expect these players to bring to the team. Although the Phoenix Suns are going to depend on the play of their guards to carry the load offensively this season, the play of their centers may be what ultimately determines their overall success. There's no doubt that the Suns have scary talent and potential at the guard position, but they will also need significant contributions from their big men inside.  Not just to score, but more importantly, to defend the rim and grab rebounds...something the Suns simply cannot rely...
Clips Nation Oct 20, 2014

Clippers Player Profile: Jamal Crawford

In this edition of Los Angeles Clippers player previews and profiles, we look at Jamal Crawford. He won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award last season. So what's in store for the Clippers enigmatic scoring savant this season? JAMAL CRAWFORD PPG RPG APG FG% 3P% FT% WS/48 PER TS% eFG% 2013-2014 18.6 2.3 3.2 .416 .361 .866 .122 17.3 .556 .496 Career 15.6 2.5 3.7 .411 .351 .855 .080 15.6 .530 .479 Last season was an interesting one for Jamal Crawford. It not only featured him being one of the instrumental cogs to lead the Clippers into the second round, where they lost to the...
Silver Screen and Roll Oct 20, 2014

Lakers' lack of talent exposed by injuries

While trainer's room tables fill up before Game 1 of the regular season, it seems that the "injury bug" masks what has always been this team's fatal flaw. The pomp and circumstance of opening night has yet to begin, and here we are, right back to the middle of the miserable 2013-2014 campaign. The injury bug has again hit the Los Angeles Lakers, coming back with a vengeance that would make Montezuma crap his pants. Before the giant white curtains have even fallen and the video reel is still unedited, we're looking at a Los Angeles Lakers team ravaged by injury. Here's the run down thus...

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