Go West, young man: A conversation about the state of the Lakers

Whenever there’s a tectonic shift out West, and this week we saw some seismic activity for sure, I like to turn to my West Coast correspondent, Bleed PRPL&GOLD.  Not only is he one of the most dedicated and knowledgeable Lakers Continue reading

Identity and the Golden State Warriors

We talk a lot about identity in sports, how the greatest teams over time, as a collective, develop a specific identity all their own. The Detroit Bad Boy Pistons of the late 1980s had a clear-cut identity.  If you drove Continue reading

SportsChump Q&A: Football in the City of the Angels

So football is moving back to L.A. once again.  Ho hum! In times like these when the earth shifts westward directly from under St. Louis’ feet, who better to discuss the NFL’s return to Los Angeles than my West Coast Continue reading

Dwight Howard: The seven-foot gift that keeps on giving

If you’ve subscribed to this website since its inception, you’re probably wondering what’s taken me so long to write about the current Dwight Howard situation. There was a point in time where I regularly wrote about our Dwight.  It’s been Continue reading

Calling for the four-peat: My personal challenge to the Golden State Warriors

Well, we’re at the NBA All-Star break and this just in: The Golden State Warriors are really good.  They are 48-4.  No, that is not a typo. In late January, over a five-game stretch, the defending champions beat the Cavs, Continue reading

NBA predictions sure to come true in 2015

As you all know by now, I live for the NBA. Even though David Stern disappointed me by handed over the commissioning reins of his league to Adam Silver instead of me, I’m not bitter, even though I was just Continue reading

The best pass Lamar Odom ever received

Something rather odd happened lately. In fact, dare I say that in this day and age of social media nitpicking at the superstar’s lifestyle, pretty much the exact opposite happened than what I thought would happen in this whole Lamar Continue reading

Kobe’s Last Stand

I have this friend with whom I used to tend bar for about four years. Having worked there long before I ever stepped foot in the joint, Mr. K was a mainstay.  Servers would come and go and he would Continue reading