Found May 23, 2012 on
Metta World Peace isn't shy about speaking his mind, but included in some of his recent remarks is something that is surprising for even the man formerly known as Ron Artest to say. The Lakers forward referred to coach Mike Brown as a "fat-ass" -- albeit with a smile -- while talking to reporters about his team's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of the NBA playoffs, according to World Peace had been addressing the challenges in getting used to this season's switch from longtime coach Phil Jackson to Brown, but was also attempting to...

Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers Face a Crossroad

I was surprised by the Lakers this season. I was fairly certain that this year would mark the beginning of a steady decline. Had I done playoff predictions, I probably would have banked on a 6-seed or so, for the Lakers. Turns out I jumped the gun on their demise. The condensed season didn’t have an overly negative impact on their regular season play (you could argue they were...

Gasol-for-Bosh deal a win for Lakers and Heat

When Pau Gasol arrived in Los Angeles five years ago, he was the missing link for the desperately rebuilding Lakers. His passing, vision, skill and selflessness fit seamlessly into Phil Jackson's triangle offense, and suddenly the Lakers were back to being the Lakers feared, loathed and on their way to three straight NBA Finals appearances and back-to-back titles. Now, with...

Andrew Bynum says he can “play anywhere” next season

Andrew Bynum wasn’t really engaged in what would ultimately be the Lakers final game of the 2011-2012 NBA season. Early foul trouble could be the blame but in a closeout game, that’s not an excuse. 10 points and 4 rebounds… you’re an ALL-STAR Sir! In a postgame conversation with TNT’s Craig Sager, Bynum stated that [...]

Lakers' disappointment could lead to makeover

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting used to disappointment. One year after failing to earn a third consecutive NBA title under Phil Jackson, the Lakers again failed to advance beyond the playoffs' second round. Their faith in their talents wasn't really shaken, but it remains to be seen if the roster does get shaken up now. "Definitely underachieved," Lakers...

Lakers hammered, eliminated by Thunder

The Lakers reached the end of the road Monday night in Oklahoma City, advancing just one game further than last season in being ousted again in the second round of the NBA playoffs. The Lakers were blown off the court again, losing the battle of fast-break points by a whopping 30-6 margin in losing the game, 106-90. The Thunder swept Dallas, which eliminated the Lakers in the second...

8 people shot after Thunder-Lakers game

A night where Thunder fans should be celebrating took a horrible twist Monday. Immediately after Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, in which the OKC Thunder eliminated the Los Angeles Lakers, multiple reports were circulating across the internet, that just blocks away from Chesapeake Energy Arena a shooting took place. NewsOK reports that 5 of [...]

No team can build around Andrew Bynum

Andrew Bynum isn’t even 25 years old yet. The Los Angeles Lakers have been waiting for Andrew Bynum to mature for the past 5 seasons. He finally broke out this year as the 2nd best center in the NBA, putting up 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game during the regular season. Dominating numbers from a dominating physical presence. But don’t let his physical stature and the numbers...

Eight people shot after OKC series win over Lakers

The Thunder held off 42 points from Kobe Bryant last night to close out the series in 5 games. They now await the red hot San Antonio Spurs. Despite the success of the Thunder, there was tragedy last night following the game. There have been reportedly at least 8 people shot and a pregnant woman [...]

Lakers stuck in a moment they can't get out of

Are bloggers allowed to paraphrase U2 or can I only quote groups like Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, Tribe Called Quest or solo acts like Talib Kweli? Either way, U2 just happened in this post. It's also how Los Angeles Lakers fans must feel after seeing there team get embarrassed in the second round of the playoffs for the second year in a row. Assuming they pick up Andrew Bynum'...

Adam Morrison's new hairstyle is wild (Photo)

It's been awhile since we've heard from former first round draft pick Adam Morrison but he's been trying to get back into the league after getting cut by the Los Angeles Lakers and playing overseas.Morrison was in attendance for the Brooklyn Nets free-agent mini camp which started on Monday and the below interview done by the media provided us with a gander at Morrison...

In Oklahoma, they shoot 8 People after winning a NBA Playoff Series

From ESPN: Oklahoma City police say at least eight people were shot late Monday blocks from Chesapeake Energy Arena after the NBA playoff game between the Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers. Capt. Dexter Nelson said some scuffles broke out in a crowd of people walking east toward the Bricktown district, a popular nightlife area. "Some girls got into it with a group of guys...

Metta World Peace Is More Delusional Than We Thought

On there is an article talking about how Metta World Peace said the Lakers were the better team in their matchup against the Thunder but just underachieved. “We had them beat. Stunned. So stunned. It’s stunning,” he said. When exactly did you have them beat Ron Ron? Was it in Game 1 when they took you to the woodshed 119-90? Was it in the next three games when their...
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