Los Angeles Lakers

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Why Mike D’Antoni Is The Wrong Choice For The Lakers

The Lakers surprised the basketball world by signing the offensive-minded Mike D’Antoni as their next head coach. Chasing 23 contributor Lochpster discusses why this may a decision they soon regret.

2012-13 NBA Western Conference Preview: The Rich Get Richer

The NBA offseason once again was a time for the best in the NBA to restock and reload. Can the Thunder finally take their rightful place atop the Western Conference standings?

A Nash Equilibrium?

Can Steve Nash provide the missing link that has prevented the Lakers from their title aspirations over the last couple of years?

Metta World Disaster

The NBA Realist argues that Metta World Peace deserves a 26-game suspension that is equal to that of Kermit Washington.

Kobe Bryant: A Tale of Two Seasons

Kobe Bryant’s 2011-12 season has been marked by extreme highs and lows. What does this mean for his future and the Lakers this season?

Celtics vs. Lakers: Who Has The Brighter Future?

The Lakers and Celtics both find themselves with a window of opportunity nearly closed. Which team is better positioned to rebuild on the fly?

Mark Heisler: Is Jim Buss in over his head in managing the Lakers? (3/4/12)

The Los Angeles Lakers have had no shortage of drama this year.   While they are currently 4th in the Western Conference standings (tied with the Clippers for the division lead but slightly behind percentage-wise), the current makeup team is not necessarily conducive to making a playoff run (especially when you look at their less then […]

The Gasol for Rondo Trade: Is It Still Necessary to have a Top Big vs. a Top PG?

A look at the recent trade rumor around Pau Gasol and Rajon Rondo and what history suggests the Boston Celtics and Lakers should do in trading a big man for a point guard.

Bill Simmons: Larry Bird Would Love to Play with Kobe Bryant (2/8/12)

As you well know, we here at Chasing 23 have had several discussions about Kobe and Lebron’s place in the NBA as compared to the greats, including one article that compares their game winning shots that has proven to be quite the lightning rod for discussion.  But nothing gets the discussion going more then some […]

Kobe Bryant vs. Lebron James: Game Winning Shots

Contrary to popular belief, Lebron James has demonstrated more success than Kobe Bryant in playoff game winning/game tying shot situations. A detailed comparison of all the makes and misses.