Found April 29, 2012 on
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Everyone knows that video game simulations mean little in reality. But, they can be fun.
For many a year the likes of 2K Sports and EA Sports have been using the NBA 2K and NBA Live franchises to predict the outcome of real-life NBA playoff scenarios. This year, Owen Good at top video games website, Kotaku, has used NBA 2K12 to predict the outcome of the 2012 NBA Playoffs.
According to the simulation, we do have a couple of upsets ahead of us -- one of which being that the Denver Nuggets will take down the Los Angeles Lakers in six games, winning the last four in a row.
Unsurprisingly, the predicted Finals matchup is between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat... however, according to NBA 2K12, if Metta World Peace (aka Ron Artest) had not been suspended, the Lakers would not only take down the Nuggets in the first round, but progress to the NBA Finals against the Heat.
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Jordan Hill of the Los Angeles Lakers has been charged with choking a family member, according to TMZ. The incident allegedly occured earlier in the year in Texas, and felony assault is the specific charge. The alleged incident took place on February 29 and if convicted, Hill faces up to 10 years in prison.
The charge was filed by the Harris County District Attorney in Houston...
LOS ANGELES If anyone had doubts about the Lakers ability to play dominant, winning basketball in the NBA Playoffs without the suspended Metta Word Peace and with seldom-used players getting more minutes, the question was answered emphatically Sunday afternoon at STAPLES Center.
Yes they do.
Devin Ebanks, starting in World Peace's place and came up with 12 points and 5 rebounds...
Lakers forward Jordan Hill has finally cracked the rotation. Instead of celebrating that and the Lakers game 1 win against the Nuggets, Hill is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly chocking a family member. Of course TMZ has all the details. The charge was filed by the Harris County District Attorney in Houston. It’s [...]
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...
Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill is facing assault charges in Houston after he allegedly choked a family member, TMZ.com reported Monday.
The incident allegedly took place in late February when Hill was still a member of the Houston Rockets.
The Houston district attorney's office charged the 24-year-old bench player with third-degree felony assault, according to the report...
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was caught cursing after missing a first quarter free throw during Sunday's NBA playoff game against the Denver Nuggets.
(Warning: NSFW language - not for the kids).
It happened with 1.3 seconds left in the quarter after Kobe made his first free throw. Kobe immediately knew that his second free throw was off and was caught saying...
It was just a year ago that Andrew Bynum, who goes seven feet tall and close to 300 well-muscled pounds, delivered a gratuitously vicious forearm shiver to the rib cage of J.J. Barea, a foot shorter and 175 pounds.
It was arguably the most shameful moment in the Lakers' long and mostly glorious postseason history. The undersized Mavericks point guard had done more than expose...
Andrew Bynum is looking to set the tone with a lopsided win over the Nuggets.
LOS ANGELES – Confidence. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets with sincere confidence. The win was seriously one step shy of the thumping that the New York Knicks took from the Miami Heat.
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The days off down the stretch of the regular season apparently did Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant a world of good as he scored 31 points on Sunday leading the Lakers past the Denver Nuggets by a score of 103-88 in the opening game of their first round playoff series. The Lakers sent a message to the rest of the Association in this contest; that they expect to be...
Kobe Bryant scored 31 points, Andrew Bynum posted the Lakers' first playoff triple-double in 21 years with an NBA postseason record-tying 10 blocked shots, and Los Angeles thoroughly controlled the tempo in a playoff-opening 103-88 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
Bynum, the Lakers' All-Star center coming off his best regular season, also had 10 points and 13 rebounds...
The Lakers were out for blood on Sunday in game 1 against the Nuggets. Lakers came out swinging and never let up the entire game. The Nuggets never led and ultimately lost 103-88. Andrew Bynum was particularly impressive setting several records. He tied the NBA playoff record for blocks (10), he also scored his first [...]
Bynum hosted an NBA record-tying block party Sunday at Staples Center. The Denver Nuggets weren’t invited.
When last we saw ANDREW BYNUM in the playoffs, the seven foot L.A. Lakers center was flagrantly blocking opposing guards out of bounds, earning himself and eventually his team an automatic ejection from the postseason.
On Sunday, the Lakers—Bynum in particular—looked...