Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Shaquille O’Neal


  The Orlando Magic drafted O’Neal with the 1st overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft. During that summer, prior to moving to Orlando, he spent a significant amount of time in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. O’Neal was named the Player of the Week in his first week inContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Shaquille O’Neal”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ron Harper


Harper was selected in the first round (eighth overall) in the 1986 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Harper made his NBA debut on November 1, 1986. He broke 30 points in just his sixth game, with 34 against the Sacramento Kings on November 11, 1986. He scored a season-high 40 points against the BostonContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ron Harper”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jamaal Wilkes


One of the smoothest, steadiest and most productive forwards to ever play in the NBA (he possessed a deadly accurate jump shot from the corner that Hall of Fame Laker announcer Chick Hearn dubbed the “20 foot layup”) Jamaal “Smooth as Silk” Wilkes won championships at the scholastic, collegiate and professional levels. Wilkes was anContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jamaal Wilkes”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mitch Richmond


 If Mitch Richmond had played his whole career in New York, Boston, Los Angeles or Chicago everyone would know how good he really was.  Golden State Warriors (1988–91)[edit] Richmond was drafted 5th overall in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, following two years at Kansas State, where he averaged 20 points perContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mitch Richmond”

Lin excited to play for the Lakers …not looking to recreate Linsanity


2012 he was all the rage Linsanity was everywhere and a phenomenon is now looking ti fit in with the Lakers. Jeremy Lin said Thursday he’s looking to establish himself with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he won’t be trying to recreate “Linsanity” on the West Coast. “I’m not trying to relive that banner season,”Continue reading “Lin excited to play for the Lakers …not looking to recreate Linsanity”

Boozer lands in Laker Land


Carlos Boozer is a Laker…that used to mean something to be a Laker. Now …times have changed and the Lakers are the other team in Los Angeles behind the Clippers. Who would have ever thought that? The recently-released former Chicago Bulls forward was picked up by the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday afternoon, when itContinue reading “Boozer lands in Laker Land”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday … Andrew Toney


He was one of my favorite players on the Sixers from the 1980’s and it was easy to see why …he was a Celtic killer. He was dubbed “The Boston Strangler” by Boston, Massachusetts sportswriters during the 76ers’ and Celtics’ rivalry in the early 1980s because of his ability to single-handedly dominate games against theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday … Andrew Toney”

Juluis Randle from a Wildcat to a Laker …


It’s been a while since Laker fans have had a reason to be excited at draft time, Magic johnson, James Worthy, Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum have been reasons for Laker fans to be happy. Now the Laker fan base has reason to be hopeful again …this time in the person of Julius Randle freshman forwardContinue reading “Juluis Randle from a Wildcat to a Laker …”

Mike Dantoni resigns as Laker coach


Tell me if you heard this before …Mike Dantoni reisgns as…Knick head coach now fast forward to the present and …Mike Dantoni resigns as …Laker head coach see a pattern here? Two big city markets and one coach both times have had his job security openly questioned as well as his system openly critizied often.Continue reading “Mike Dantoni resigns as Laker coach”

Calipari to the Lakers? he be crazy not to listen if they speak


Rex Chapman tweeted it was a done deal …Cal is going to LA La land to coach Black mamba and the Lakers. He must know something to tweet that right? Where there’s smoke there’s fire. You don’t put business like that out there unless there is truth to that. All parties are saying the rightContinue reading “Calipari to the Lakers? he be crazy not to listen if they speak”