Are the Lakers Doomed?

Will the Big Three scheme of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook work for the LA Lakers?
February 19, 2022

From being a preseason favorite to hold aloft the Larry O’Brien hardware that goes to the National Basketball Association champion, the underachieving Los Angeles Lakers have struggled mightily to remain afloat in the West play-in standings at the All-Star break.


Christmas in the NBA

The late Kobe Bryant owns the most career points in NBA Christmas Day games.
December 17, 2021

These are (Manila time and in chronological order): Atlanta at New York (1 a.m.), Boston at Milwaukee (3:30 a.m.), Golden State at Phoenix (6 a.m.; head-to-head series tied at 1-1), Brooklyn vs. the LA Lakers at the Arena (9 a.m.), and Dallas at Utah (11:30 a.m.).


Top NBA Rookies show up

Scottie Barnes
November 1, 2021

Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham, the NBA’s No. 1 overall selection in this year’s draft, finally made his NBA debut in a 110-103 home decision over the equally inept Orlando Magic.


NBA: How do you solve a problem like Kyrie?

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets [photo from Kyrie Irving Instagram]
October 2, 2021

And now, Irving is one of 40 remaining NBA players (out of 450-plus) left unvaccinated, he contends that it is a private matter and he has every right to his own body, while not thinking the risk of infecting other people, his Brooklyn mates, team officials, and even his family members.


NBA: Wiggins, Irving have a COVID-19 jab dilemma

Andrew Wiggins [Instagram photo: @22wiggins]
September 26, 2021

Unvaccinated players like Andrew Wiggins (Golden State Warriors) and Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets) stand to lose more than $300,000 a game if they are unable to play home games in their respective arenas due to the vaccine mandates in the cities of San Francisco and New York.


NBA: For Ben Simmons, the die is cast

NBA player Ben SImmons [Wikimedia Commons | Keith Allison]
September 26, 2021

Renegade Ben Simmons has turned down a proposed meeting with his Philadelphia 76ers teammates in Los Angeles to thresh out the issues that has led to the Aussie playmaker’s decision to boycott training camp, which starts on Sept. 29 Manila time.