There are no excuses at the Drew League. The talent level is so great everybody has to show up and play or get embarrassed. Photo by Jason Lewis
The Clippers might not get out of the first round, and the Lakers might not make the playoffs.
Western Conference teams jockeying for playoff positions; Heat look unstoppable; Lakers dodged a bullet by trading Bynum.
Blake Griffin had the Clippers in a good position at the top of the Western Conference, and the Jazz also had good footing in the playoffs. But both teams have struggled as of late and dropped in the standings. Photo by Jason Lewis
Kobe Bryant has been a one man team; Clippers struggle against the top teams in the West; Derrick Rose is cleared to play, but remains on the bench.
Long suffering Clipper fans are finally being repaid for their loyalty.
Right now in Los Angeles it is all about the Clippers, as Blake Griffin and other young players are running their opponents off of the court. Photo by Jason Lewis
It must have been awesome to be Jerry Buss. The guy simply won, big time, in every aspect of life.
Now it’s on to bigger things than the struggling Lakers…which would be the NBA title.
Point guard Chris Paul (right) has been unstoppable for the Clippers, as the Lakers could not find anybody to guard him. Photo by Jason Lewis
Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant has been unstoppable this season, but it does not matter much when the Lakers play horrible defense. Photo by Jason Lewis
Blockbuster trade is for much more than All Star center Dwight Howard. It is for a chance at a 17th championship.
The Lakers are now on the verge of their 17th title. Andrew Bynum (17) served his purpose. He developed into a good enough player to be traded for Dwight Howard (12), who can help the Lakers catch and pass the Celtics in total titles. Photo by Jason Lewis
Andrew Bynum was last week’s curious case, but he has nothing on Metta World Peace.
World Peace had earned a lot of good will through community service and good behavior on the court, but all it took was one moment to bring it all down, again.
Lakers and Clippers offer great deals for Chris Paul, but commissioner surprisingly declines both.
Chris Paul, right, and Kobe Bryant are both unhappy right now because of recent moves in the NBA. Paul may take legal action.