The Los Angeles Lakers have won the Western Conference for three straight seasons, and they are looking to take home the West crown once again. However, the Dallas Mavericks are not ready to give up on their chances. The Mavs believe they have the proper pieces in place, to over-throw the Lakers off the Western Conference throne. Guard Jason Terry thinks his team will take control of the top spot in the tough conference. Four works Mavericks— I don’t think so.
The Latest on the Lakers
Yesterday the Lakers squared off with their division rivals, the Sacramento Kings, and won the game at the final buzzer. The Lakers beat the Kings, 98-95. [Lakers.com BasketBlog]
Kobe Bryant may not have shot the ball particularly well in yesterday’s game, but he impressed Phil Jackson in all the other aspects. [Los Angeles Times]
Don’t worry Laker fans, Laker Girl Ashley is doing just fine after her collision with two players. [Pro Basketball Talk]
The Latest on the NBA
The Miami Heat’s Big Three all joined an auction in order to raise money for cancer research. [Slam Magazine]
After Kevin Garnett got ejected in yesterday’s pre season game against the Knicks, Celtics’ broadcaster and Laker hater Tommy Heinsohn had some very unkind words for the NBA. [Slam Magazine]
Dime Magazine takes a look at the Top Starting Five’s in the NBA. [Dime Magazine]
Tracy McGrady will most likely not return to the courts this pre season. Another season, another un-healthy T-Mac. [Slam Magazine]
Allen Iverson’s former coach Larry Brown says the future hall-of-famer deserves a better end to his marvelous career. [Pro Basketball Talk]
NBA Pre Season Results for October 14th, 2010
Celtics- 104 Knicks-101
Laker Girl Ashley takes a hit from Matt Barnes and Carl Landry.