Friday, October 27, 2006

Phoenix Suns Here for Halloween

Opening games for the 2006-07 NBA regular season happen in Miami and L.A. on Halloween. The team ringing the Lakers' doorbell will be the Phoenix Suns. Hey, how scary can that be when we have Kobe and the guys to answer the door? I predict tricks for them and treats for Lakers fans.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Hell, Michigan...

...must be frozen over, because the residents of that city finally have a team to cheer for in the World Series.

Ah well, good luck to you Tigers. You've waited a long time for this.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Los Angeles WHO????

The other day I heard a co-ed group of friends talking about basketball the other day. Some of the girls and even one guy said they had no interest in basketball and didn’t know enough about it or any of the teams to be interested. Then someone brought up the Lakers, and to that all but one girl knew who the team was, even the ones who had already said they knew nothing of the sport or teams who play it. Poor girls friends laughed at her! So I got to thinking, if you knew NOTHING about the sport of Basketball, would you still know who the Lakers were? I think you would! Who couldn’t know who the Los Angeles Lakers are? Remember that big guy who used to be on the team and always in the spot light? Yeah the one who TRIED to make it as a rapper too? Yeah him! That would be Shaq (Shaquille O’Neal)! And although Shaq is no longer on the team we all know that’s how he will always be remembered and most known for. Then if you are still saying the Los Angeles WHO???? What about the guy that big ol’ Shaq shared, or even sometimes fought for, the spotlight with? I’ll give you a hint, he also became famous awhile back for being an adulterer, giving his wife the biggest dang apology, er, ring, ever, to make things better….none other than Kobe Bryant. You recognize that name don’t you! And even if you know nothing about the game, you could always buy a ticket to the game just to see all the celebraties who attend, or the hot Laker Girls gyrating their way right into our hearts. See I told you you’d know who the Lakers are!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Jackson to undergo surgery

Phil Jackson will be having hip-replacement surgery tomorrow – I’m sure he will be in all of our thoughts as he recovers. He is expected to be released from the hospital on Wednesday, and it is not clear right now when he will be able to return to his head coaching duties. It is Jackson’s seventh season as head coach, and he has had a 68% win record with the Lakers, easily the best percentage of any coach in NBA history.