Author archive for Kenneth S. Natividad

  • Carrying a two-game winning streak into tonight’s game, the Lakers are finally moving forward

    By Kenneth S. Natividad on January 29, 2013
    Man, it feels good to be writing on a back-to-back win. On Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in a thrilling 105-96 victory behind a strong team effort and another great performance by Kobe Bryant. To sum up the game: The Lakers are clinging to a 1-point lead halfway through the 4th. Kobe calls for an isolation, […]
  • The Lakers’ keys to victory

    By Kenneth S. Natividad on January 4, 2013
    The Los Angeles Lakers are STILL below .500 and the next 5 games are perhaps their toughest test this season. They face the Clippers, Nuggets, Rockets, Spurs and the Thunder next. We could very well be looking at a 15-21 record by the end of these games. It seems that every game night, a different Lakers team shows up. This […]
  • Christmas Day miracle

    By Kenneth S. Natividad on December 26, 2012
    I felt like a kid again, waking up to see presents under the tree left by Santa, only this time it was a 100-94 win by the Lakers over the mighty Knicks (20-8). The Lakers continue their winning streak at 5 and are finally .500 for the season (14-14). The game would mark yet another milestone for Kobe Bryant as […]
  • Lakers vs. Bobcats: a lucky break

    By Kenneth S. Natividad on December 19, 2012
    Is it better to be good or lucky? Fortunately, the Lakers were both as they barely survived a youthful Bobcats team in a thrilling 101-100 victory, handing the Bobcats their 12th loss in row, and extending their winning streak to 3 in the process. It also marked the return of Pau Gasol in to the lineup and he definitely made a […]
  • Lakers vs. Wizards: a bittersweet victory

    By Kenneth S. Natividad on December 15, 2012
    The Lakers’ 102-96 victory over the Washington Wizards (3-17) can be described in a variety of ways depending on your perspective.  For the unbiased observer in me, it was bad form for the Lakers, making a game against one of the worst teams in the league far closer than it should have been. To the Lakerholic in me, it was […]
  • A work in progress

    By Kenneth S. Natividad on December 13, 2012
    The Los Angeles Lakers have given us little to no reasons to be happy about. They are on a 3-game losing streak with a 9-13 record for the season and Kobe Bryant could not have described their situation any better during his post-game interview after the 94-100 loss to the Cavaliers, “It’s baffling.” With the loss to the Cavaliers, the […]