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The legendary and geriatric rock band the Rolling Stones played the Staples Center, the home of the Lakers, earlier this month and brought the house down like they have for decades. While he was busy rocking out the 69-year old lead singer, Mick Jagger, decided to express an opinion on the home team.
He called them old.
His exact words were actually:
"The only reason we're here is to make the Lakers look younger."
But in the realm of professional sports he has a point. Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are definitely in the twilight of their careers and Metta World Peace is not far behind. Pau Gasol's career his half over (at least); he's 32.
Now Dwight Howard is still a young pup, but there is no telling if he'll be in LA next season.
The easy rebuttal to Mr. Jagger's jab would be to make some sort of age-related comment about him and/or the rest of the band. Then again Mick's moves are still so good that a song was writte...
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The Rolling Stones started their latest tour in Los Angeles this past week, and while playing Staples they took a little jab at the tenants in yellow and purple. The Stones, who are a bit long in the tooth now, kicked off their ’50 and Counting Tour’ in front of a packed house and performed 23 songs. During a quick break Mick went in on the Lakers while also dropping a little...
Former Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash is fighting to keep his ex-wife and three children from moving to California, where he now plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.
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It wouldn’t be a week here on That NBA Lottery Pick without a story about Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace and this one is a doozy.
Earlier this week, a children’s book authored by Metta called, “Metta’s Bedtime Stories” became available on our fair Interwebs to buy for your kids/nieces/or nephews.
The fine folks over at Inside So Cal got all of the important...
While on tour promoting his book, Eleven Rings, Phil Jackson spoke with ESPN radio’s Colin Cowherd and expressed his displeasure with the way Mike D’Antoni utilized his top players in Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard this past season.
According to Mark Medina:
“It bothers me about the individuals,” Jackson said. “It bothers me that Pau had a season where he had...
It's unknown whether or not if Dwight Howard will stay or leave the Los Angeles Lakers during the offseason, but the Houston Rockets are already preparing for the arrival of Howard, as the team is preparing to trade away players to make room for the All-Star center.The team is ready to ship out Thomas Robinson in order to create enough cap space to offer Howard the maximum contract...
I could be wrong, but I believe that Dwight Howard simply can’t handle the spotlight of being on the Los Angeles Lakers and will sign with another team.
No one should slam him for it, because it is his contractual right as a free agent to go wherever he wants. Houston also might be the best basketball destination for him, so I wouldn’t be shocked if he signed there. The Rockets...
The enigma that is Dwight Howard just suffered through one of the most draining and personally difficult seasons he’s ever had to deal with.
A lot of Howard’s struggles were due in part to him being sensitive and unable to mesh with Kobe Bryant. Those struggles have caused many a pundit and so-called expert to question if Howard is still the premiere big man in the NBA.