Found May 16, 2012 on Los That Sports Blog:

Despite Metta World Peace’s hot start to game 1 in OKC, the Thunder took over & absolutely destroyed the Lakers. MWP didn’t seem to be too shaken up by it though and he had some very interesting quotes when he spoke to the media yesterday. When asked about his hot start: “I didn’t realize Oklahoma [...]


ABC station labels World Peace as 'Lakers Idiot'

Metta World Peace, the Lakers forward formerly known as Ron Artest, has had his moments of questionable judgement over the years. The latest incident involving MWP is the now infamous elbow he connected that led to a James Harden concussion, which cost Mr. Peace a seven-game suspension. WLS, ABC’s Chicago affiliate, decided to express how [...]

Pic: Chicago station says World Peace is "Lakers Idiot"

WLS_TV in Chicago labels Metta World Peace "Lakers Idiot" via Deadspin.

Lakers F Ebanks punches chair after getting ejected

In the final minutes of last night's Thunder/Lakers series game one, Los Angeles forward Devin Ebanks got into an altercation with Oklahoma City's Royal Ivey.Ebanks was ejected from the game and before leaving the court, Devin got a nice punch in against one of the chairs on the Lakers bench: No word yet if the chair will receive any penalty.

Lakers' Ebanks, Bynum fined by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA has fined Lakers forward Devin Ebanks and center Andrew Bynum for separate violations during the team's second-round series against Oklahoma City. Ebanks was fined 25,000 for his actions before and after his ejection in the Lakers' 119-90 loss in Game 1 on Monday. He was thrown out for saying something to an official in getting a technical foul,...

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant says the Lakers can’t guard the Thunder

When Kobe Bryant was asked whether or not the Lakers’ players could guard the Thunder players during a press conference after LA’s game one loss in the second round of the western conference playoffs, Kobe responded by simply saying “no”. Kobe seems to be sarcastic or even a bit insulted by the question, but the proof is in the box score. The Lakers got blown out by the...

NBA Playoffs: Lakers/Thunder Hits Playoff High; Celtics/Sixers Down Again

The Lakers/Thunder series attracted another big audience Tuesday night. Game 2 of the Lakers/Thunder second round NBA playoff series drew 7.445 million viewers on TNT Wednesday night, up 6% from Mavericks/Lakers Game 2 in a later timeslot last year (7.036M), and up 86% from Spurs/Suns Game 2 in 2010 (3.999M). The game ranks as the most-viewed telecast of the playoffs on any network...

OKC depth important weapon against Lakers

The stars are going to be stars in the Thunder-Lakers series. Oklahoma City fields All-Stars in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, while Los Angeles suits up Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. The difference in the Western Conference semifinals could end up being the ancillary pieces. The rotation for Thunder coach Scott Brooks is legitimately 10 deep and he doesn't mind...

Ramon Sessions struggling, Lakers point guards giving them nothing

The Los Angles Lakers traded a first round draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Ramon Sessions at the trade deadline in order to improve their play at the point guard position. By improving that position, the Lakers essentially wanted somebody who could come in and do better than Steve Blake. There's no denying that even at his worst, Ramon Sessions is still an upgrade over...

Oklahoma City Thunder rips the Lakers 119-90

OKLAHOMA CITY—The Thunder smacked the Lakers in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. There are nicer ways to say it but the way that the Lakers lost this one was not pretty. To read this story and watch a recap video please click the link below.

Video: Lakers Down 0-2 to Thunder

With two minutes left in the game and the L.A. Lakers up by 7, it looked like Kobe Bryant and the Lakers would be able to bounce back for the Game 2 victory after getting dominated by the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-90 in Game 1. Kevin Durant and the Thunder had a different plan in mind. The Thunder went on a 9-0 run in the last two minutes, thanks to two forced turnovers by Durant...

Kobe Bryant: I don't take charges

Lakers star Kobe Bryant says he doesn't take charges, and he's got a reason for it.

Thunder-Lakers Preview

If the Los Angeles Lakers can just shake the memory of the disastrous final two minutes of Game 2, they'll find plenty of reasons in the first 46 minutes to be encouraged about their chances this weekend against Oklahoma City. After blowing a seven-point lead and the chance to steal homecourt advantage from the powerful Thunder on Wednesday night, the third-seeded Lakers'...
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