Found December 31, 2012 on
It’s New Year’s Eve, the last day of the year,
Where we remember 2012, and stand up and cheer.
The Heat may have won, with Bron, Bosh and Wade,
In a lockout shortened season, where 66 games were played.
But it’s a fresh season now, with all kinds of plots,
And my poem that I share is the greatest ever written by a
Lob City is lobbing, and never losing a match,
Even if Lamar Odom looks like he crushed down a Tollhouse
The Lakers struggled early, as the Mamba went mad,
Dwight Howard is a jerk, so I don’t feel really bad.
And even if Gatsby can help right the ship,
The Lakers aren’t going anywhere with that bench made of
The Thunder are fine, even without Mr. Beard,
Russ West and Velvet Hoop are enough to be feared.
In the East it’s the Knicks that have been dropping mad
Winning games and hitting threes with vigorous aplomb.
Those last two lines exemplify why this poem is so great,
And if it’s OK wit...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
FAILURE TO ADJUST
Stan Van Gundy says Dwight Howard has not looked explosive or dominant since joining the Lakers and does not seem like himself.
Stan Van Gundy knows Dwight Howard about as good as anyone. His time coaching the Orlando Magic allowed him the opportunity to see Howard develop into a superstar. It also allowed him to see what Howard's true potential was. Because of that unique perspective, Van Gundy can assess Howard better than most, and he says the Los Angeles Lakers' center has not gotten back...
Dwight Howard had been averaging 46.9 percent and has made 56 of 91 attempts (61.5 percent) over the 11 games before Tuesday.
Image Credit: Robert Hanashiro | USA TODAY SportsWhen Stan Van Gundy was fired as the Orlando Magic’s head coach back in May, most fingers were pointed at Dwight Howard. Despite their awkward break up in Orlando, the LA Times’ Ben Bloch reports that the two are now getting along just fine.Van Gundy and Howard regularly exchange friendly text messages, in which the two discuss...
WHAT'S IN A NUMBER
Kobe Bryant was asked to explain the Lakers' latest loss and gave a funny answer. The sad thing for Lakers fans is the answer is true.
Via LA Times:
According to the LA Times SVG and Dwight Howard still communicate with each other, even though I must admit I never thought that the two would still be on the same page after rumor that SVG was let go from Orlando because of Howard. Stan Van Gundy also brought up a critique about Howard’s game that has truth to it. Dwight Howard has definitely lost some of that freakish...
Stan Van Gundy still communicates with the player who was most responsible for him being successful with the Orlando Magic, and the same guy who was chiefly responsible for him being fired. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Van Gundy said he still exchanges friendly text messages with Dwight Howard.
In the interview, Van Gundy discussed Howard’s status with the Los Angeles...
The Orlando Magic obviously lost Dwight Howard, who is one of the best defensive players in the NBA, in the offseason, and many expected the team's defense to suffer mightily as a result. But early in the season, the Magic have showed promise at times on defense, despite being very young in the frontcourt. It became the bedrock of the team's fast start.
The Los Angeles Lakers may have started slow at just 15-15 for the season, but one player says this is the best he's played in a long time.
This is probably the best I've played in a while," Kobe Bryant told ESPN after Monday's practice. "I've had years the last few years where I've felt pretty good but we kept my minutes down so the numbers didn...
“I don’t think he looks quite as explosive or as quick as he has in the past,” said Van Gundy, who coached Howard in Orlando for five seasons before being fired in May. “Now, he’s still above almost everyone in the league at that size athletically, but he has not totally looked like himself to me.”
via Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES Going into Sunday nights game against the 76ers, the Lakers had won six of their last seven and looked like a team finally hitting its stride. And they put on a clinic against Philadelphia at Staples Center a how NOT to play basketball clinic.
How not to play defense; how not to shoot three-pointers; how not to use your bigs; how not to pass the ball and how not to...
The Los Angeles Lakers are slowly starting to resemble the team most thought they would be after headline-grabbing offseason acquisitions. The Philadelphia 76ers, conversely, are fading fast after a solid start.
The Lakers seek their seventh win in eight games and their fourth straight at home on Tuesday night when they face the road-weary 76ers.
After adding Dwight Howard and...
Photo courtesy of Harry How, Getty ImagesMost teams in the NBA are fighting to keep their positions in the conference a favorable one, looking ahead come playoff time. The Lakers, meanwhile, are fighting to maintain a .500 record and, as of today, are failing miserably…still.Two weeks ago, these two teams met in Philly and the Lakers won fairly easily, leading by as much as 18...