The Anthony Davis Saga

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Anthony Davis’ request of a trade from New Orleans caused a lot of drama the past two weeks in the NBA; is this just the beginning? (Credit: Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and Anthony Davis is still a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. After asking for a trade January 28, ten days of drama ensued as Davis was immediately connected to the Los Angeles Lakers.  We heard endless amounts of information (as well as misinformation) from the main parties involved, and the hurricane of madness even hit the shores of Boston, instilling doubts about the future of Kyrie Irving.  My favorite part? LaVar Ball came out of the cave Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka (must have) paid him to stay in, and told the world LeBron James is nothing without his son Lonzo!

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To Be a Knicks Fan

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Last night, as the Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Miami Heat, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade faced off for the last time (Wade is retiring at the end of this season).

The Lakers won by 3, but the only thing that people are talking about is the postgame conversation that took place between the future Hall of Famers. Continue reading “To Be a Knicks Fan”

Who to Watch (December 7 – December 13)

 

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass.
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Welcome to another edition of Who to Watch!

Since we last met, the Rams clinched a playoff birth, Mark Sanchez was seen on a football field, and Gordon Hayward came back to life.  OBJ and Tarik Cohen threw some touchdowns, Cam Newton threw a lot of interceptions, and Phillip Lindsey continues to make every GM in the NFL stupid for not drafting him.  Contrary to popular belief, LeBron James is not washed. Oh, and a belated happy birthday to the Greek Freak, who turned 24 yesterday… that’s right, nowhere near his peak, folks.

Lets see who the crew* has their eyes on for this upcoming week

*Kerm was not able to contribute this week.  He’s been working hard in the lab with 808s and Ankle Breaks (LISTEN HERE), so we forgive him.

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808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 27

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson discuss the latest album releases (10:50), The Lakers’ struggles (27:00), and Jamal Murray vs the Celtics (33:35).

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Los Angeles Lakers Season Preview: 4 Factors to Watch for

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Lights. Camera. Action.

With the Lakers bringing in LeBron James and a supporting cast of NBA vets fit for reality tv, this upcoming season will be nothing short of a movie. What movie genre it will be is nearly impossible to predict. It could be a comedy where the rest of the league laughs as LeBron drags a core of unprepared young players to the eighth seed. A horror film where some of the villains of Lebron’s playoff past attempt to destroy his team from the inside. Maybe this season could be a blockbuster like Creed with this new roster exceeding expectations.

Here are four make or break factors for the 2018-2019 Los Angeles Lakers season. Continue reading “Los Angeles Lakers Season Preview: 4 Factors to Watch for”