Training camp is looming and the links are back. Real basketball talk is back. We'll keep today's links Lakers related and basketball only. By that, I mean NO Lamar and Khloe links!
***UPDATED with Phil Jackson's presser and some audio/video...***
- Lakers' Phil Jackson takes it one year at a time, and this one looks good -- latimes.com
- Phil Jackson talks with the media: Part I | Lakers Blog | Los Angeles Times
- Lakers' Jackson: It's time to focus - LA Daily News
- Vujacic’s future: the long and short of it - Lakers blog - OCRegister.com
- Phil Jackson: 2009-10 Intro Presser at Lakers.com BasketBlog
Sporting News' NBA Athlete of the Decade: Kobe Bryant, SG, Lakers
Our choices for seven athletes of the decade--one in each sport we cover--sparked some intense debate. In the NBA, Kobe Bryant edged the Spurs' Tim Duncan.
(The Player of the Decade who plays for the Team of the Decade.)
NBA Basketball Power Rankings - National Basketball Association - ESPN
Cue KRS-One's "#1"
Preseason Power Poll: Lakers Still on Top - Sean Deveney - The Baseline - Sporting News
Forum Blue And Gold " How Do You Fit Artest Into A Triangle?
LakersGround.net :: Ron Artest in the Triangle Offense :: LG Blog
(Hat tip to FB & G)
X’s & O’s of Basketball
Learn more about our Lakers' Triangle Offense. There are quite a few posts in this link. Make sure you read ithem. Keep Lakers' fans the most intelligent by knowing how our offense is supposed to work. So, that when someone comments why "such and such is a prototypical Triangle player" or what pass or shot should be made, you'll know why. Or why not.
- Ron Artest: A primer | Lakers Blog | Los Angeles Times
Richard Jefferson on Ron Artest at Lakers.com BasketBlog (New)
Bulls, Lakers, Rockets among teams facing critical roster holes - Phil Miller - SI.com
Lakers point guard: Derek Fisher
- LA Times Lakers Blog Kam Bros. PodKast
- Kobe Bryant - Greatness Personified
(Hat tip to TrueHoop)
- Phil Jackson Press Conference Video
(Hat tip to PURPLE AND GOLD FOR LIFE)
Click on through to read more Lakers Links. More after the Jump...
Lakers Nation breaksdown the Lakers' Top 5's:
- Top 5 Lakers Centers
- Top 5 Lakers Power Forwards
- Top 5 Lakers Small Forwards
- Top 5 Lakers Shooting Guards
- Top 5 Lakers Point Guards
- Top 5 Lakers Celebrity Fans
My #1 picks are Kwame Brown, Brian Cook, Ammo, Von Wafer, Smush and Khloe.
- SLAM ONLINE | " Top 50: Lamar Odom, no. 33
- Shaq vs. Wilt: Power-point presentation - NBA News - FOX Sports on MSN
- Tip-Off Timer: Lakers' Amazing 33-Game Win Streak May Never Be Topped -- NBA FanHouse
Pay attention to this ref situation
- SportsBusiness Journal: NBA Locks Out Referees - The Baseline - The Baseline - Sporting News
- NBA Trying to 'Robotize' Its Referees -- NBA FanHouse
....and here's something to get you a little fired up: