The NBA Champions over the Past Decade At the end of every year, many of us look back on the past twelve months as a time of reflection.
Archive for December, 2009
We could simply look at the resumes, and my player of the decade would happily stand on those qualifications alone.
Nobody can predict Phil Jackson ’s substitution patterns — not even his players.
The Los Angeles Lakers hope to avoid a second straight loss at Staples Center tonight when they host the resurgent Golden State Warriors.
The Lakers’ MVP is Kobe Bryant. But their MVP II is Pau Gasol. Pau Gasol right now is the single most important player on the Lakers.
Kobe’s 44 push Lakers past Warriors 124-118 Eds: APNewsNow. Lakers 124, Warriors 118.
While calling highlights from the New York Jets ‘ upset of the previously undefeated Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, an ESPN SportsCenter anchor suggested that the only sure thing to take away from Indy’s loss was that Peyton Manning locked up the MVP trophy while on the sidelines because all of the Jets’ dramatic comeback occurred with him out of …
According to www.nba.com , the second returns of votes for the NBA’s 59th All-star game revealed that Kobe Bryant lead all players with nearly an incredible 1.4 million votes.
Dwyane Wade scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and the Miami Heat held off a late New York charge to snag a 93-87 win at Madison Square Garden, ending the Knicks’ six-game home win streak.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates after making a basket against the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter at Staples Center on December 4, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
Kobe Bryant played a starring role with 38 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings after double-overtime. Bryant’s 38-point haul in a second short of 51 minutes on court steered the Lakers to their victory, making partial amends for their Boxing Day defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming to town today. Ho-hum. LeBron James is making his once-a-season visit to Staples Center.
Wizards’ Record: 10-17 Saturday’s Game : Washington @ Minnesota Game Time: 8:00 p.m. ET.
Years from now, the story of the Lakers’ 2000-01 season will inevitably be whittled down to simplistic facts and images: a second straight NBA championship, an unprecedented 15-1 playoff record, another joyous parade through the streets of downtown Los Angeles.
Recap: Cavs 102, Lakers 87 Overview: The Cavaliers were able to dominate the Lakers the entire way through on Christmas day, getting 54 combined points out of LeBron James and Mo Williams and holding the Lakers’ three best frontcourt players to 21 combined points.