Found May 01, 2012 on The Daily Sports Herald:
After earning a solid win at home over the Denver Nuggets in Game 1, the Los Angeles Lakers appeared to be the vastly superior team on the the floor. Here are five reasons why they will sweep the Nuggets: Leadership If the Lakers happen to get down late in a game, they've got three legitimate offensive threats who can get buckets and carry them to victory. Who do the Nuggets have? Danilo Gallinari? He was non-existent in the second half of Game 1 after having some success pounding the ball inside early. The Nuggets were 24th in the NBA in fourth quarter points allowed, a troubling stat for the Nuggets that can only make Kobe Bryant salivate.  Without such similar leadership, the Nuggets will likely disintegrate under pressure should they get down by a decent margin in the second half. Paint Presence The paint is a deadly poison for the Nuggets because it affects them both on offense and defense. This Nuggets team has length with Timofey Mozgov, Javale McGee,...

Lakers' Andrew Bynum critical of his own play

For once, Kobe Bryant smiled. For once, Andrew Bynum frowned. The Lakers' two best players appeared to trade roles. Bryant usually remains stoic and serious during the NBA playoffs. Bynum often appears carefree. Yet, the circumstances surrounding their differing body language actually revealed how they are resembling each other. The Lakers' 104-100 Game 2 victory Tuesday...

Bynum restlessness good for Lakers

For a guy who just scored 27 points and found himself on the winning end of a second consecutive playoff game, Andrew Bynum was in a lousy mood. His answers, most of them anyway, are not worth repeating. It's not that they were offensive, just conspicuously short. Finally, someone thought to ask him why. "I left a lot on the court today," he said. "I worked way...

Lakers shake off aggressive Nuggets to take 2-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES -- Denver Nuggets coach George Karl has won the seventh-most games of any coach in NBA history, so he can tell when a team is ready for the playoffs and when one isn't. Karl's inexperienced Nuggets weren't prepared in their postseason opener Sunday against the Lakers, but they vowed to come back Tuesday night at Staples Center with more speed and aggressiveness...

Felony hearing for Hill rescheduled for June

A felony hearing for Lakers forward Jordan Hill has been rescheduled until June 8, according to a spokeswoman for the Harris County district attorney's office. An attorney for Hill appeared in a Houston courthouse Tuesday and asked for the case to be continued next month. Hill was charged with a third-degree felony Monday for choking his girlfriend on Feb. 29, according to...

Metta World Peace makes video mocking how he always passes to Kobe Bryant

You know when Metta World Peace doesn’t have to pass the ball to Kobe Bryant? When he’s serving a seven-game suspension for cracking an opponent in the head with an elbow. Otherwise, the funny little clip you see above that I Am a GM shared with us is pretty accurate. And why shouldn’t it be? World Peace certainly isn’t a scorer, and the Lakers have done pretty well in the...

Mike Brown reacts to illegal defense accusation

The Nuggets threw a dizzying array of double teams at the Lakers' Andrew Bynum, but he just punished them in their 103-88 Game 1 victory Sunday over Denver with his own block party. Denver Coach George Karl felt the literal and figurative rejection, causing him to try plan B. Work the officials. "He was playing nice illegal defense," Karl told reporters, including...

Lakers' Jordan Hill charged with assault

Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill faces a felony assault charge after an incident with his girlfriend in Houston. Hill is charged with allegedly shoving and choking 28-year-old Darlene Luna, about 1 p.m. on Feb. 29 at his Houston apartment. Luna told police that the two had been dating for about two years. He was charged by Harris County prosecutors in March. The 6-foot-10...

Ron Artest talks about always passing the ball to Kobe Bryant

Ron Artest makes fun of his role in the Lakers' offense with this funny video of how he and his teammates always pass it to Kobe Bryant on offense. What is Metta World Peace doing with this Asian family by the way?

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Says There’s No Such Thing As a “Kobe Stopper”

Los Angeles Times interviewed some of the Laker players before the start of the playoffs….check out video the below to see Kobe Bryant’s  response to naming the best “Kobe Stopper” he ever played against.  

Denver Nuggets seek to even series with Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers' Bynum trying to dominate Nuggets again.

Here’s What Wayne Brady Thinks Of Jordan Hill’s Legal Troubles

Lakers forward Jordan Hill was charged today in the choking a family member, and could face up to 10 years in jail along with a $10,000 fine. Wayne Brady had this to say:

Kobe Feels Physically 'Brand New' Compared To Last Season

When Kobe Bryant finished the 10-11 season, he wondered how his arthritic knee would ever let him play basketball again.

Report: Lakers' Jordan Hill charged

Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill is facing assault charges in Houston after he allegedly choked a family member, reported Monday.

Starting 5: Nuggets get close, Philly takes advantage & Pierce goes off

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1: The Nuggets get closer... but.... They're just not good enough to beat the Lakers. The playoffs are all about matchups, and these are some tough matchups for the Nuggets. All the double teaming of Bynum worked well enough in stretches, but he's still too big for them (27...
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