#TBT Sports Blog: The NBA Showtime Lakers

Watching the ESPN 30 for 30 doc Best of Enemies has prompted me to pen today’s #TBT sports blog. My post remembers a talented tinsel town team that perfectly fit the Hollywood hype of its spot on Showtime nickname. This … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday: Overly Zealous Father LaVar Ball

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog focuses on LaVar Ball, the overly zealous father of UCLA college basketball freshman star Lonzo Ball. But first, let’s search ESPN annals to discover the genesis for today’s rant. Many years ago, ESPN’s Page … Continue reading

Kobe Bryant’s Last NBA Game: His Departure is Overdue

Tonight, Kobe Bryant will lace up his Nike basketball shoes and play his final NBA game against the Utah Jazz. And, I’m particularly happy, no ecstatic, that the Black Mamba will finally be slithering away. His departure is overdue. The … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday: Time For NBA Icon Kobe Bryant to Step Away

Following a lackluster start to the 2015 – 16 season, NBA icon Kobe Bryant and his future serve as fodder for today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog. My post asks how much longer the soon-to-be 38 year-old certain Hall of … Continue reading

Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan on NBA Career Scoring List, But…

Yesterday, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant climbed up another rung on the all-time NBA scoring leader board. He passed Michael Jordan and now finds himself in third place on the list behind Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Karl Malone. But, last … Continue reading

LA Lakers Steve Nash: Latest to Lose to Father Time

Two-time NBA MVP and Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash just learned first hand why Father Time is impossible to beat. From time immemorial, the old man’s record remains unblemished and quietly he’s posted an unrivaled unbeaten record in every … Continue reading

LA Lakers Feeling Kobe Bryant’s Black Mamba Bite

The Los Angeles Lakers are now finding out that Kobe Bryant’s, or the Black Mamba’s bite, is a lot worse than they ever imagined. In Henry Abbott’s lengthy, unflattering piece in this week’s ESPN The Magazine, the columnist portrays Kobe … Continue reading

The Re-Birth of NBA Center Dwight Howard

Yahoo Sports’ NBA writer Adrian Wojnarowski just posted a feature column on the purported re-birth of Houston Rockets star center Dwight Howard. Woj’s in-depth analysis chronicled the mercurial Howard’s rehabilitation from shoulder and back injuries. It also referenced the Rockets … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: NBA Finals, Magic Johnson & Showtime LA Lakers

Just in time for tonight’s NBA Finals, today’s Throw Back Thursday sports blog features a now struggling NBA franchise that was once a dominant and exciting fixture in nearly every NBA championship series during the 1980s.

This talented tinsel town team perfectly fit the Hollywood hype of its Showtime nickname.

With their quick paced form of fast break basketball, the Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s electrified NBA fans. Their style of play entertained the many movie, music and television celebrities who attended their home games at the old Great Western Forum.

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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Brazenly Buys NBA Los Angeles Clippers for $2B

Last week, Forbes estimated former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s net worth at a staggering $21 Billion.

However, only a few days later, NBA fans were surprised to learn that the super-flush Ballmer would brazenly plunk down a whopping $2 Billion to buy the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Los Angeles Lakers maybe, but certainly not their cross town rival Clippers.

Yet, incredulously, that’s exactly what the former corporate titan did.

Ballmer paid nearly four times more than what Forbes had valued the then Donald Sterling owned franchise only five months earlier.

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