Monthly Archives: February 2009

Kobe Bryant………Yet Again.

Ok so last night’s game wasn’t the prettiest win this season, but it proved something.  Kobe Bryant, when he puts his mind to it, can accomplish anything he wants.  The Lakers took a huge lead throughout the game and figured going into the end of the 3rd start of the 4th Kobe and the starting lineup would be done for the evening.  Not close.  The Thunder went on a 15-2 run that brought them at one point within 1 point.  I was sitting at home wondering when Phil was going to put Kobe back in the game.  The next stoppage of play, Kobe was back in.  From that point the game was over.  Kobe came in and dropped 10 quick points in the first 2-3 mins he was in there……..I believe.  This gave us enough cushion for me to feel comfortable about winning this game.  The second squad should thank Kobe for saving them last night. Continue reading

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Complete Dominance

Complete dominance is the only phrase to use when talking about this Los Angeles Lakers team this season.  There really is no other way to put it.  One of my buddies today made a good reference to exactly what is going on with the team this year.  He said it is like “Whatever you can do, I can do better.”  This is exactly how the Lakers are playing right now.  Whatever another team brings to the table, we one up them.  There isn’t a team in the league right now that has an advantage over us.  The Lakers have the best starting 5 in the NBA, even without Andrew Bynum, and they have the deepestbench in the league as well.  How can you compete with that?  My bad, you CAN’T.  The Lakers have assembled a true juggernaut, and other teams should be scared.  Continue reading

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All Star Weekend Roundup

as09_logo300This past weekend was full of excitement out in the desert.  Phoenix hosted this years event, and it wasn’t short of laughs and good basketball.  Anyone who is anybody was there enjoying the great festivities.  I think Phoenix did a wonderful job of hosting this years event, and I didn’t have much to complain about.  Well maybe about the HORSE contest, but other than that I had a GREAT weekend.  Has anyone noticed how big the JabbaWockeeZ are getting now days?  Ridiculous.  Lets take a look at what went down this weekend in the desert. Continue reading

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The NBA of Los Angeles

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Well Lakers fans, I know you are probably as elated about this season so far as I am.  I knew at the beginning of the year that we would be solid, but to be honest I thought we still had to learn toughness.  Boy was I wrong.  Since game one the Lakers have come out with a vengeance and anger that I haven’t seen in them since our 3 Peat campaign.  They have not only put up HUGE point totals, but in those same games absolutely shut teams down offensively.  What more can you ask for?

This last 6 game road trip was the hardest on the schedule this year, and we took it in stride.  Losing Bynum in the second game was a big loss, but we kept our composure and finished off in style beating the Eastern Conference’s two best teams.  Not only did we strike fear into the 2 teams that are our closest competition, but we struck fear into the entire league.  EVERYONE is looking at what they can do to beat the Lakers.  It’s beautiful. Continue reading

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Back in Full Effect

I want to apologize to all of my devoted readers of the SoCal Sports Junkies, for the EXTREMELY long and unnecessary lay off from my blog.  I have probably let a lot of people down by not bringing the best sports news Southern California has to offer to their daily lives.  For that I am sorry.  I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me and once again entrench yourself in the extensive knowledge this blog brings you.

On a different note I am restructuring the way this “sports stop” operates.  I will no longer waste my time on pointless posts about teams that mean absolutely nothing to me, or to my SoCalifornians.  So I am keeping my information strictly to my Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and some local college information.  Since I am a hometown fan, and LA does not have an NFL team………yet, I will bring you broad information on that department. 

So without any further adu I am glad to be back, and lets get started.  ENJOY!!!!!

 

 

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