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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.

The 2008-2009 L.A. Lakers: Entitled for a reason


The 2008-2009 Los Angeles Lakers Year in Review. A true look back on the year which wasn't all roses, despite the fine ending.

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...

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...

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.

Get Your Read On


Folks, you're probably already doing this, but I've got one piece of advice for you: Read the links! There is so much being written about the Lakers, and about Kobe Bryant, and the overwhelming majority of it is very positive. Read it all – enjoy it while it lasts!

Must Read Kevin Ding Article on Kobe's Leadership


This is non-negotiable: Every Lakers fan must read this; every Kobe fan must read this. In fact, every Lakers/Kobe hater must read it as well. Why? Because I don't ever want to hear another person claim that Kobe is a poor leader, and I don't ever want to hear it said that he doesn't make his teammates better. Throughout this year, he has done everything for the Lakers – he has been teacher, mentor, coach, leader, director, master, and of course, the best player in the world throughout it all. Lakers fans, grab this link. Post it on every message board where Kobe's leadership is questioned. Email it to your Kobe-hating friends. Make it a permanent fixture in your arsenal of links to be used in heated Kobe Bryant-related debates. Go. Read. Now.

Lakers-Magic: A Statistical Series Retrospective


An in-depth statistical review of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic.

More Posts by Josh @ NBA.com


I've been pretty bad about linking back to the stuff I've been writing on NBA.com. I guess I'm just used to having my writing automatically show up in front of my target audience, which is what happens here at the blog. So in case you missed them, here are a few recent pieces I wrote for NBA.com, to keep you busy while you wait for the game to start: A Pre-Game Anecdote of Laker Fanaticism Lakers Fans Euphoric After Overtime Win Lakers Fans Encouraged, Even After Loss Lakers Fans Optimistic About Future


Who Should Pay for a Lakers Championship Parade?

Who should pay for a Lakers championship parade: the franchise, or the city? An analysis of the brewing controversy.

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