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Tribute to Lamar Odom, NBA Champion

In the 2009 NBA Playoffs, Lamar Odom threatened his usual disappearing act... and then delivered in a huge way, becoming a tremendous factor in the Lakers' 2009 NBA Championship. Here's to him.

Tribute to Pau Gasol, NBA Champion

Pau Gasol has endured plenty of criticism since the 2008 Playoffs. This year, and especially in the 2009 Finals, he erased all of it, proving himself to be an elite defender, a highly versatile player, and one of the best centers in the game.

Like the 2009 Lakers, Great Teams Win in the Face of Adversity

From the struggles of Andrew Bynum, Jordan Farmar, Derek Fisher, and Sasha Vujacic, to injuries, lopsided officiating, and daunting odds, the Lakers overcame numerous obstacles to win the championship in dominating fashion.

Lakers Overcome Previous Struggles, Dominate Finals

With a truly dominant performance in the Finals, the Lakers erased any memory of their previous struggles, as they grew into one of the greatest championship teams in NBA history.

Suggest A Location for the SS&R Game 5 Watch Party

[Reposted to keep at the top so everyone gets a chance to see this.] 16 people said they wanted to come to the Game 4 Watch Party, but no one did (or at least, no one found me there – I will have a nice big sign for the Game 5 Watch Party). I have a sneaking suspicion that having it at Buffalo Wild Wings, 30 miles east of L.A. proper, may have discouraged many people from coming. So here's what I propose. You suggest a good location for our Game 5 Watch Party, one that a lot of people could make it to. I need to make the announcement tomorrow morning, so I need a really good suggestion by tonight, or early tomorrow morning at the latest. If we don't get any good suggestions by tonight, the wife and I will be at Buffalo Wild Wings. Personally, I'd prefer that, because the place has seven huge screens, awesome wings... and it's Sunday, so people should have plenty of time to drive a few extra miles and get there early. But we want you guys to be able to come. So – Where should we have the Game 5 Watch Party, so that lots of SS&R people can come?

NBA Finals: Game 4 Preview

The bottom line: Regression to the mean will result in Kobe playing better, the Magic not playing as well, and the Lakers' bigs actually getting a few rebounds. L.A. took Orlando's best shot and nearly won the game; the Magic will play well again tonight, but this time it won't be enough.

NBA Finals: Game 2 Preview

Previewing Game 2 of the 2009 NBA Finals, where this is a must-win for the Magic, Kobe Bryant is unstoppable, and Lamar Odom can actually be counted on to deliver.

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