Author archive for Corbin Weinerman

  • Ranking the draft’s top prospects

    By Corbin Weinerman on April 17, 2014
    Last night, the Lakers’ season mercifully came to an end in San Antonio as the Lakers stopped the Spurs from matching their highest win total in franchise history. Also, the 2014 Lakers cemented their legacy as the worst Los Angeles Lakers team of all-time. The NBA remains vehemently adamant that “tanking” is bad for the game, yet some teams, *cough* […]
  • Game Report: Lakers defeat Timberwolves 104-91

    By Corbin Weinerman on December 21, 2013
    The Lakers got off to a very quick start in the game tonight. They took advantage of early turnovers by the Minnesota Timberwolves, culminating in fast-break points at the other end.  The oft-grounded Chris Kaman got up just high enough to block a Kevin Martin dunk attempt, turning into an alley-oop dunk by Wesley Johnson from Pau Gasol. This capped […]
  • Lakers’ season success now measured by failure

    By Corbin Weinerman on December 20, 2013
    This is not how Kobe’s return was supposed to pan out. After seeing his name at number 25 on ESPN’s top players list and their prediction that the Lakers would finish twelfth in the Western conference, Kobe was supposed to use the motivation to will himself and the Lakers to greatness. However, six games into his comeback the Mamba was […]
  • Chances each Laker returns next year

    By Corbin Weinerman on June 28, 2013
    After a difficult first half to the season that saw the Los Angeles Lakers fall as low as eight games under .500, the Lakers seemed to have figured out a winning formula. They had one of the best records in the NBA during the second half of the season and a renewed hope that they could make a run deep […]
  • Is it time for the Lakers to trade Dwight Howard?

    By Corbin Weinerman on February 9, 2013
    When Dwight Howard was first traded to the Lakers, he was thought of as the last piece to their championship puzzle and the perfect player for them to build their future around. The thought of Howard leaving the Lakers after the season seemed foolish to even think of. After all, why would he leave a team that had three, arguably […]
  • Ranking potential Pau Gasol trade scenarios

    By Corbin Weinerman on December 10, 2012
    Throughout the young NBA season, the Lakers have been one of the most talked about teams in basketball, but for all the wrong reasons. Most of us assumed that by this time, the Lakers would be sitting atop the standings, flourishing with their revamped roster, and bringing show time back to Los Angeles. Unexpectedly, whether it be the coaching change […]
  • Why the Lakers will beat the Thunder this time around

    By Corbin Weinerman on October 23, 2012
    Going into their playoff series with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, the Lakers and their fans were optimistic that they could beat the Thunder. The Lakers were playing their best basketball of the season heading into the playoffs, and although it took a brutal seven game series to discard the Denver Nuggets, expectations were still high that this team, […]
  • Why ESPN got it right ranking Dwight Howard #3

    By Corbin Weinerman on September 30, 2012
    Although the NBA regular season is still a month away from tipping off, ESPN has released their rankings of the top 500 NBA players for the upcoming NBA season, with LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, and Derrick Rose making up the top five in that order. And, just like any list ranking the top players in the […]