Swaggy P Finally Converted That Extra Swaggy Layup

Back in December, Nick Young tried to swag his way through a 360 layup, and it went exactly how you thought it would. Since then, Swaggy P has just been biding his time, waiting for the perfect moment to uncork that same move and finally prove to all of us that he does indeed have that shot in his bag. » 4/14/14 1:32pm Monday 1:32pm

This Is The Definitive Highlight Of Nick Young's Career

It should be noted that Swaggy P had a great game last night. In 19 minutes off the bench, he scored 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting and grabbed four rebounds. The Lakers also demolished the Knicks last night, scoring 51 points in the third quarter alone. So if there was ever a time for Swaggy to get cocky, this was it. … » 3/26/14 9:58am 3/26/14 9:58am

Greatest Inbounder, Dumbest Guy, And Other Unsung Heroes Of Showtime

My interview with Jeff Pearlman, author of Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, which was recently excerpted on Deadspin. We spoke about Pearlman's complicated portrait of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the "historically dumb" Mark Landsberger, why Kurt Rambis was the greatest inbounder… » 3/21/14 10:29am 3/21/14 10:29am

Why I Thought About Murdering My NBA Coach (And Why I Didn't Do It)

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Spencer Haywood, aka Weedie, aka Driftwood, had one of the most significant and controversial careers in professional basketball history, with a landmark Supreme Court victory at one end and a druggy, nearly violent washout at the other. His legacy is still very much in dispute. Last year, Haywood was told he had been … » 3/14/14 10:00am 3/14/14 10:00am

Report: Kobe Bryant Has "No Interest" In Playing For Mike D'Antoni

You have to feel a bit for Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni, who was brought in to a bad team that didn't fit his style, but if various anonymously sourced reports have any validity, players don't have a ton of love for him either. » 3/13/14 10:02am 3/13/14 10:02am

Here's How You Know These Aren't Your Father's Celtics And Lakers

At 19-37, only the Sixers, Bucks and Magic are worse than the Celtics in the East. Things are actually worse for the 19-36 Lakers who, thanks to Sacramento, can at least say they are not the worst team in the West. Mike D'Antoni has used sixed different starting point guards and 28 different starting lineups. The… » 2/22/14 9:39am 2/22/14 9:39am

Steve Nash, At 40 Years Old, Can Still Shake You Out Of Your Shoes

Steve Nash turned 40 last night and had a pretty solid game for the Lakers in a 112-98 win over the 76ers. He had 19 points, five assists and four rebounds. Most importantly, he let (25-year-old) Evan Turner shift his focus to offense when he caught him leaning on this behind-the-back cut to the basket. » 2/08/14 1:43pm 2/08/14 1:43pm