Friday, October 1, 2010

Champion Lakers: A look back

As the NBA Champs get ready for a new season, here's a look back at how they kept their crown.

The back-to-back champs beat a gritty Celtics team to win Game 7 of the NBA Finals 83-79. Kobe struggled, but found other ways to lead his team to the win. Pau Gasol was quiet at the start, but took control of the paint late in the game. D-Fish hit a big 3-pointer like clockwork. And, perhaps the most unlikely hero of them all, Ron Artest was the most consistent Laker from start to finish. His 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter sealed the deal. . . his post game comments and interview capped the entertainment value of a tremendous Finals showdown.

In the end, it was a total team effort. A sweet victory for your 2009-2010 NBA Champions: The Los Angeles Lakers!

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (C) holds the Larry O'Brien championship trophy with his teammates after defeating the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals basketball series in Los Angeles, California June 17, 2010.    REUTERS/Alex Gallardo (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

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Friday, June 4, 2010

L.A. stands tall, beats Boston for 1-0 Finals lead

Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers
The road to redemption started early for Lakers forward Pau Gasol. His physical play, dominating the offensive boards, helped lead the Lakers to a 102-89 Game 1 victory over the Boston Celtics. Gasol finished with 23 points and 14 rebounds (8 offensive rebounds).

Kobe Bryant was nothing short of brilliant, workin' the mid-range game for a game-high 30 points to go along with 6 assists and 7 rebounds. And number 24 did it on the defensive end as well, taking the challenge of guarding Celtics guard, Rajon Rondo, and capping the night with a big block on Tony Allen in the second half.

The defense, the rebounding, the overall intensity all sided with the Lakers last night. It was a dominate performance and the Lakers will look to make it a 2-0 series lead when both sides meet again this Sunday at 8 ET.

Good news for Lakers fans . . .

In case you haven't heard, Phil Jackson's teams are 47-0 when they win the first game of a playoff series. There's a long way to go, but, if that trend holds up, L.A. will be hanging its 16th championship banner.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Santana Moss linked to Galea HGH controversy

Santana Moss, #89, Washington RedskinsImage via Wikipedia
Breaking news hitting the wires as Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss is alleged to have received human growth hormone from controversy-laden Canadian doctor, Anthony Galea.

via The Washington Post:
by Rick Maese and Barry Svrluga

One source said that Moss was the player Galea's medical assistant, Mary Anne Catalano, was on her way to meet in Washington, when she was arrested at the U.S.-Canada border on Sept. 14, 2009, with banned substances, syringes and other medical equipment in her vehicle.

Moss would not discuss the matter at Redskins Park on Wednesday.

"I'll talk about football. I don't know about nothing else," Moss said. "I ain't got nothing to do with nothing that ain't about me."

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