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Tuesday, June 1, 2004

What A Rush!

The Lakers get into the Finals -- as expected -- but they did it in an unexpected way: through the three-point shooting of unheralded Kareem Rush! When Rush hit that three point shot to break the 68 point deadlock in the fourth quarter, the Wolves started to break down. But it was a shot that did... Sign in to see full entry.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Is KG Up To It?

Okey, so it is Timberwolves-Lakers for the Western Finals. Kevin Garnet was impressive in their last game against the Kings. They deserved the victory. I raise my skull cap to Sprewell, Cassel and Garnet for getting into the Finals. I had hoped for a Kings-Lakers showdown, but I guess it is not the... Sign in to see full entry.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Who's Your Daddy Now?

The Lakers' resurgence in their last four playoff games against the San Antonio Spurs showed one thing: they not only have experience, they also have the energy to finish off a much younger team. After the first two games of the series in which the Spurs seemed to run rings around the Laker defense,... Sign in to see full entry.

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Saturday, April 17, 2004

The SEABA Junior Championships Is On

I almost missed it -- the South East Asian Basketball Association Championships for the fifteen to seventeen age bracket is going on. The other night, I watched our boys trounce Singapore. It was a no contest. The game just reminded me of how our squad manhandled Hongkong by a winning margin of 100... Sign in to see full entry.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2004

I Saw El Presidente At The Airport!

"El Presidente" of course is Ramon Fernandez, perhaps one of the best centers that ever graced the Philippine hardcourt. I say "graced" because he was a sight to behold when he made his patented sidestep and one handed shot that every photographer wanted to freeze for posterity. That shot was so... Sign in to see full entry.

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Monday, April 12, 2004

I Am A Laker Fan, After All!

But my team is losing. Man, I just can't believe what is happening to them. Has something gone wrong with players' dialogues with the management perhaps? Last year when I saw Horry was playing lackadaisically, I had the suspicion that he was having some problems with the management. It was only... Sign in to see full entry.

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Saturday, April 10, 2004

The Lakers Won But Why Am I Not Happy?

If you want a positive presentation of the recent Laker win over Hubie's Grizzlies, go to http://www.nba.com/lakers. I saw the Lakers come up with a semblance of the "Laker Run" that helped them win three championships in a row, but I find the win unconvincing: 1. Is Dan Crawford a Laker fan? I... Sign in to see full entry.

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Friday, April 9, 2004

The Latest Buzz: Shaq Has Tendonitis!

The current ranking of this blog reflects the state of Lakers basketball -- it is going down. In the previous blog I stated that theory that the two straight loses of the Lakers to the Spurs and Blazers are part of a scheme that would bring the Lakers to the finals. Now I must admit it is not so.... Sign in to see full entry.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2004

A Case of Show-Then-Take-Away?

So okey, the Lakers lost to Portland, and people are wondering what happened to the Lakers who had an eleven game winning streak. Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Daily News even observed that in the loss to the Blazers, "all the things that had marked [the Lakers'] play during the winning streak... Sign in to see full entry.

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Monday, April 5, 2004

The Champions End Lakers' Streak

It is most fitting that the reigning NBA champions end the Lakers' winning streak at eleven. Parker proved himself to be the big small man in a game made for giants. The champions are peaking, and that is good if they are to defend their crown this year. How about the Lakers? Coach Phil Jackson was... Sign in to see full entry.

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