Found May 11, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
If you said you had the Lakers and Nuggets going seven games you are lying, unless you are a very optimistic and borderline delusional Denver fan. My in-laws are all Lakers fans, and I am sure they are shocked, though confident. I am pulling hard for the Nuggets to do the unprecedented, because too often in the NBA playoffs the first round matchups go just as planned. There are no surprises and no drama, despite what the analysts and television personalities try to drum up. It is pretty much chalk to the Conference Championship round. The Lakers should not lose in the first round to a young, inexperienced Nuggets team, but it wouldn’t be the first time a team that was supposed to win doesn’t. The only playoff series in recent memory that was shocking to me was the eighth-seeded Golden State Warriors knocked off the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks in 2007, before falling to the Jazz in the next round. I believe Denver’s upset would surpass the Warriors’ because of the personnel on the f...

Nuggets want McGee for long haul

Despite his struggles and frequent mental lapses while with the Wizards, the Nuggets say they would "one hundred percent" like to sign JaVale McGee to a long-term extension.

Birdman may be victim of extortion attempt

As soon as Chris “Birdman” Andersen’s name was attached to a child pornography investigation, we figured his reputation might be permanently stained. But according to his lawyer, he may just be a victim in the case. On Friday, The Denver Post shared a statement issued by Andersen’s lawyer. In the statement, the attorney says a California woman sent Birdman some scantily...

Lakers fate depends on Bynum, World Peace

EL SEGUNDO, CA-- The last time the Lakers took a three-games-to-one lead in the NBA Playoffs and then lost it and had to play a seventh game, it didn't turn out so well for them. After losing the first game of the opening round series to Phoenix in 2006, the Lakers worked hard to win the next three by a total of just 14 points. Then the Suns regrouped for the final three games...

Al Harrington/Ninja Turtle tweet floors Shaq

After sending the New York Knicks "Gone Fishing", the crew over at Inside the NBA featured a Tweet comparing Al Harrington in mask to a member of the Ninja Turtles.As you may figure, Shaquille O'Neal found this hilarious and laughed for nearly twenty seconds straight:(Courtesy of Sports Grid)

Lawyer: Andersen victim of extortion

An attorney for Denver Nuggets center Chris Andersen claimed Friday his client was the victim of extortion by a jaded young woman and not a suspect in a child pornography probe. Andersen's Denver-area home was searched Thursday by a police unit investigating internet crimes against children. But the Nuggets star's attorney, Colin Bresee, added a new twist to the troubling...

Report: Nuggets' Andersen being investigated by Internet Crimes Against Children task force

The Denver Nuggets are in a battle with the Los Angeles Lakers in their opening round series but for Denver's Chris Andersen, he might be in a legal battle in the near future. According to TMZ, Andersen is being investigated by the Internet Crimes Against Children task force in Colorado. Law enforcement tells TMZ ... the Douglas County Sheriff's Dept. received a tip from...

Deputies search home of Nuggets' Andersen

Douglas County sheriff's deputies have searched the home of popular Denver Nuggets center Chris ''Birdman'' Andersen. Sheriff's spokesman Ron Hanavan confirmed that the search took place Thursday as part of an investigation conducted by the department's Internet Crimes Against Children unit. Andersen has not been arrested and Hanavan said no arrest warrant...

Kobe in vs. Nuggets

Kobe Bryant will play tonight in Game 6 against Denver after missing the morning shoot-around because of intestinal flu-like symptoms. "He's holding down fluids and stuff like that," Lakers Coach Mike Brown said 90 minutes before tip-off. "He'll play." The Lakers lead the first-round series against the Nuggets, 3-2. Bryant averaged 31.2 points in the...

Kobe Questionable For Game 6

Much was made of Andrew Bynum’s comment about close out games being “easy”. Especially after he & most of the Lakers failed to show up for the game 5 loss at home. The Lakers will look to close out the Nuggets again in Denver, but Kobe Bryant is now reportedly questionable. Bryant is reportedly suffering [...]

Brown downplays Magic's job security comments

The Lakers are heading into what could be their last game of the 2011-2012 season. In Magic Johnson's eyes, the Lakers' Game 7 matchup Saturday night at Staples Center could also mark Mike Brown's last game as the Lakers coach. But as Brown stood among a group of reporters at Saturday's morning shoot-around, he gave the impression that he's hardly concerned about...

Denver wants JaVale McGee to sign long-term "one hundred percent"

The Denver Nuggets traded Nene for JaVale McGee earlier this season. The Denver Nuggets are going to Los Angeles to play a Game Seven against the Los Angeles Lakers. I'm not saying the first move here caused that second effect, but it certainly did nothing to hurt those chances. JaVale McGee is a guy it's becoming harder and harder to put into a box. Not because he's...

Internet crimes against children task force seize’s property from Chris “Birdman” Andersen’s home

Something is going on with Denver Nuggets player Chris “Birdman” Andersen and the Internet Crimes Against Children task force in Denver. Property was seized from Anderson’s home this morning following a tip received from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Dept back in February. Andersen wasn’t arrested or charged with a crime and will be available to play in [...]

Lakers v Nuggets Game 7 Preview: Lakers Have Leadership Void

Midway through the season, the Lakers got rid of trustworthy veteran Derek Fisher because he could no longer be trusted to defend against younger, quicker point guards. They replaced him with a younger, quicker guard in Ramon Sessions and kept backup Steve Blake. In Game 6 Thursday night, it didn't make much of a difference to Ty Lawson. It hasn't for most of the series...

Nuggets 113, Lakers 96

DENVER -- There will be a Game 7. Ty Lawson scored a playoff-career-high 32 points, Corey Brewer had 18 points and the Denver Nuggets routed the Los Angeles Lakers 113-96 Thursday night, forcing a decisive game in the Western Conference quarterfinals. Kobe Bryant overcame a stomach ailment to score a team-high 31, and Andrew Bynum had 11 points and 16 rebounds for the Lakers...
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