Jodie Meeks 22 Points Full Highlights (1/23/2014)

The Lakers’ season is down the tubes. There is no hope for them making the playoffs in the West. Lakers fans, most of whom bandwagoned onto the team around the time of the Shaq-Kobe dynasty, don’t know how to react. In their confusion, they get hyped over average role players and talk about how they…

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Ryan Kelly 17 Points Full Highlights (1/19/2014)

Ryan Kelly: clutchest mofo on the planet? No. Don’t be silly. Until he hits a game-winner he cannot be considered clutch, much less the “clutchest mofo on the planet”. Free throws are nice, but really, anybody should be able to hit those. But why are we talking about what he isn’t? We should be talking…

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Ryan Kelly Career High 20 Points Full Highlights (1/17/2014)

Let’s play a game: name a player, and then take that player’s last name and use it as the first name of another player, and continue in perpetuity. Let’s see how far we get! Ryan Kelly Kelly Olynyk … Screw this game. This game sucks. What doesn’t suck is Ryan Kelly’s performance against the Celtics…

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Kendall Marshall 10 Points/16 Assists Full Highlights (1/14/2014)

I guess Mike D’Antoni’s system really is good for point guards. Steve Blake was looking like a point-god earlier in the season before he passed away, and now erstwhile D-League scrub Kendall Marshall is racking up double-digit assist games regularly. Imagine if Steve Nash was healthy. We’d be seeing 20-assist games on a regular basis….

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Jodie Meeks 26 Points/6 Threes Full Highlights (1/14/2014)

Kobe approached his teammate Jodie in the locker room. They were the only two present. “You ready, man?” Jodie nodded solemnly, retrieving the sledgehammer from his locker. “I guess. I wish it didn’t have to be this way.” Patting Jodie chummily on the shoulder, Kobe said, “It’s gotta happen, man. I’m not going to be…

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Kendall Marshall 18 Points/6 Assists Full Highlights (1/7/2014)

“Kendall Marshall can’t shoot” is all I keep hearing from internet commentators. At what point do we just accept that maybe he can shoot a little bit despite his lack of lift and wonked out form? He’s now shooting 56 percent from the field, and while that number will go down, he has shown at…

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Chris Kaman 19 Points/3 Blocks Full Highlights (12/27/2013)

Sports fandom is a funny thing. It leads otherwise rational people to behave in irrational ways and say irrational things. Case in point: Lakers’ fans reactions to signing Chris Kaman. “He’s going to be so much better than coward he has mid range unlike him and can actually make free throws” “hes going to be…

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Pau Gasol 21 Points Full Highlights (12/17/2013)

Remember last year when D’Antoni’s offensive scheme often called for Pau Gasol to stand the corner and shoot threes? That doesn’t happen anymore, thankfully, but Gasol is still unhappy with the way he’s being utilized. My professional opinion is that he’s taking too many jumpers. He can make them, but it’s not his most useful…

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Jordan Hill 21 Points Full Highlights (12/16/2013)

Eight of eight from the field. A perfect field-goal shooting night. A truly miraculous occurrence. What constraint, what modesty, to not take shots that cannot be reasonably made. I cannot overemphasize the import of such a feat on the game of basketball. We have reached a new peak, a higher state, where field goals need…

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Nick Young 23 Points/5 Threes Full Highlights (12/16/2013)

When Kobe Bryant got injured, I’m guessing the first thing on the Lakers’ front office’s collective hivemind was “How do we replace the ill-advised fadeaway jumpers that are a crucial part of our offense? Our numero uno goal this offseason is finding a way to mitigate the loss of Kobe.” So they went out and…

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