Can the Clippers break the Laker stranglehold on LA?

December 24, 2011

By Larry Fine

The Lakers have owned Los Angeles in the NBA sense for 50 years since moving to the City of Angels from the Land of 10,000 Lakes where they were born the Minneapolis Lakers.

Chris Paul’s Ricky Rubio regret

September 22, 2009

paulNew Orleans point guard extraordinaire Chris Paul told Reuters he was dreaming big about the Hornets this upcoming season, setting his sights on an NBA title, but he was also realistic about how stiff the competition would be.

Spain’s sporting state of grace

June 16, 2009

pauPau Gasol’s triumph with the LA Lakers has prompted more articles in the Spanish media celebrating the country’s incredible run of sporting success.

Pittsburgh – the champion of Champion Cities?

June 16, 2009

Penguins fans take to the streets on Pittsburgh's Southside to celebrate the team's Stanley Cup victory

Pittsburgh held a parade on Monday to celebrate the Penguins’ Stanley Cup triumph along the same route that the Super Bowl trophy was carried in triumph by the NFL’s Steelers in January.

King Kobe leads Lakers to 15th NBA title

June 15, 2009

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant celebrates their NBA Championship win after defeating the Orlando Magic in Game 5 in Orlando

Kobe Bryant had 30 points to lead the LA Lakers to a 99-86 Game Five win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday and a 15th NBA title.