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Laker From The Past: Mike Penberthy

As part of our “lockout relief” efforts, The Purple And Gold Blog will be profiling some of the past Laker role players that made an impact on the team one way or another. This is Part 10 of the series. MIKE PENBERTHYPosition: Shooting GuardHeight: 6′ 3″Weight: 185 lbs.Jersey Number: 12College: The Master’s College Seasons with […]

The Competition: Boston Celtics

This is competition #3 in the Eastern Conference. Even after improving their regular season games with 6 more wins last year than they did during the 2009-2010 season, it’s no longer comfortable to say that the Boston Celtics have as good of a shot at another title as before. That’s because the collective age of […]

Going Global

If Italian team Virtus Bologna owner Claudio Sabatini needed a bigger hint that Kobe Bryant has zero interest in playing professionally outside the NBA, here it is. Reports from Bryant’s camp say that the 5-time champion has agreed to participate in the semi-charity basketball world tour featuring most of the NBA’s biggest names. That includes: […]

Cohen To The Rescue?

(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images North America)After weeks of arguing who gets to have most of what they want, the NBA owners and the players union have decided to put their labor dispute in the hands of federal mediator, George Cohen. The 2 sides will be sitting down today with Cohen in the middle to […]

Laker From The Past: George Lynch

As part of our “lockout relief” efforts, The Purple And Gold Blog will be profiling some of the past Laker role players that made an impact on the team one way or another. This is Part 9 of the series. GEORGE LYNCHPosition: Small ForwardHeight: 6′ 8″Weight: 218 lbs.Jersey Numbers: 24, 30, 34College: University of North […]

The Competition: Orlando Magic

Our season preview continues on the east side. This is competition #4 in the Eastern Conference. Things have never been the same for the Orlando Magic after making it to the Finals in 2009. A lot of that should be blamed on the front office for not having enough faith in their own team to […]

We Have Our Final Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS to Sharleen Rodriguez for winning our FINAL “West By West” Giveaway contest! Sharleen won a copy of Jerry West‘s autobiography, “West By West: My Charmed, Tormented Life“.To know more about the book, visit their Facebook page. Again, congrats to our previous winners, and thanks everyone who participated!

The Waiting Game

By now, you all should be in a state of even more deprivation and frustration after hearing that the NBA just cancelled its first 2 weeks of the regular season and with the threat of more games in the coming days. That’s because no further meetings between the 2 sides have been scheduled after Monday’s […]

Kobe on Being Greatest Ever: “It’s Impossible”

Last Thursday, HoopsWorld was with Kobe Bryant when he spoke to students of a psychology class in UC Santa Barbara. He talked about a number of things regarding basketball and answered questions as well, including if he wants to be known as the greatest NBA player ever. Bryant thinks it’s never gonna happen. “It’s not […]

Redbox Announces NBA 2K12 Giveaway

Redbox just announced that they’re having a huge NBA 2K12 giveaway to celebrate the release of the game. 3 lucky winners will win a copy of NBA 2K12 in the platform (XBox 360, PS3 or Wii) of their choice PLUS one of the following NBA legends memorabilia: 1. A Michael Jordan jersey (worth $300). 2. […]

GIVEAWAY CONTEST: West By West (3 of 3)

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED! It’s Monday, yet again! You know what that means…it’s the LAST chance to win a copy of Jerry West’s autobiography, “West By West: My Charmed, Tormented Life“. Last week, Alona Spurley won our second giveaway. Now, it’s your turn! All you have to do is answer today’s final trivia question by […]

Give Us Our Basketball, Please!

If you still care about the NBA, or (at least) what’s happening with the NBA lockout on its 102nd day, the owners and the players union will attempt to save the season today after meeting for nearly 6 hours late Sunday to continue their talks from last Tuesday. To recall, the owners offered a 50-50 […]

We Have Another Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS to Alona Spurley for winning our second “West By West” Giveaway contest! Alona won a copy of Jerry West‘s autobiography, “West By West: My Charmed, Tormented Life“. There is only 1 more chance left to win yourself a copy of the book for the next Monday (10/10). All you have to do is be […]

Laker From The Past: Maurice Lucas

As part of our “lockout relief” efforts, The Purple And Gold Blog will be profiling some of the past Laker role players that made an impact on the team one way or another. This is Part 8 of the series. MAURICE LUCASPosition: Power Forward/CenterHeight: 6′ 9″Weight: 215 lbs.Jersey Number: 20College: Marquette University Seasons with Lakers: […]

Magic to Host NBA 2K12 Launch Party in West L.A. Tonight!

2K Sports and the one and only “Magic” Johnson will be holding a launch event of the highly anticipated NBA 2K12 at Best Buy in West Los Angeles TONIGHT! The red carpet event starts at 8 p.m. until midnight when the sale of the newest installment of the NBA 2K franchise officially begins. Michael Cooper, […]

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