What a season it has been so far!
With The Lakers giving us
so much hope of success at the start of the season, yet eight months later
these expectations have been brought down to earth. With The Lakers
exiting in the post season, other teams have progressed. But who will
reach the finals and be 2012/13 NBA champions? Whatever happens in the
coming months you can guarantee twists and turns, with plenty of betting
going on as to who will be crowned champions.
The defending champions Miami Heat are the clear favorites to win the
title this year. Currently you can get 4/7 on The Heat to complete back
to back championship wins. However if you want your money to go
elsewere, both the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs look a
good odds bet as they both have a realistic chance at the title as well.
The odds for San Antonio are 9/2 and 12/1 for Oklahoma City. These arnt
bad but are still far behind Miami.
Regardless, whether you win or lose, this up and down injury-inflicted
season will go down in history in the coming months. So with another
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Friday, August 17, 2012
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After acquiring two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash via sign-and-trade, the Los Angeles Lakers instantly improved their backcourt with an All-Star caliber point guard. The addition of Nash gave the Lakers the floor general they had been looking for and superstar running mate alongside Kobe Bryant in the last few years of his incredible career in the NBA.
As if adding Nash to the equation wasn’t impressive enough, the Lakers were able to also acquire Dwight Howard via trade. With both Nash and Howard in the mix, the NBA betting on Top Bet will go through the roof with the Lakers having extremely high expectations heading into next season.
Even though the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder are still considered the two best teams in the league, the Lakers may have taken huge leap forward after a historic off-season filled with moves that have vastly upgraded the roster.
Along with Nash and Howard, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak was able to bring in Antawn Jamison and Jodie Meeks. These two players alone are enough to make the Lakers’ bench a force to be reckoned with and a big improvement in comparison to last season.
Over the last week or so, LakersNation.com and other major NBA sites has been analyzing every move the Lakers have made over the summer and the consensus seems to be that Los Angeles will be successful with one of the most intimidating starting five in NBA history.
As of right now, the odds are in favor of the Heat in terms of winning the championship next season. It remains uncertain how the new combination of superstars will fare in the 2012-13 NBA season, but Los Angeles has become a formidable force in the league once again with a chance to be perennial NBA title contenders in the twilight of Kobe’s career in the league.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
After being absolutely destroyed by the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the second round of the NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers will have their backs against the wall coming into Game 2 at Chesapeake Energy Arena trying to get back into this series. With the Thunder convincingly thrashing the Lakers with a 29-point victory and leads as high as 35 points right out of the gate, Kobe Bryant and company will have their work cut out for them against a faster, younger and frankly, better basketball team.
One of the toughest challenges the Lakers will face from here on out is containing All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook. With the up-and-comer lighting up the Lakers’ defense for a game-high 27 points in Game 1, the Lakers’ backcourt was exposed much like it was in the first-round series against the Denver Nuggets.
There’s no question that the Thunder will look to mile this advantage in the backcourt in order to get out to a commanding 2-0 lead in the series before heading back to Los Angeles for Game 3 and Game 4. Even though the Thunder are without a doubt the favorites to advance to the Western Conference Finals, being bold enough to bet the Lakers to come out in Game 2 might have its rewards.
A commitment to defense has been something All-Star center Andrew Bynum has been preaching as of late and that might very well is the key to winning Game 2 and taking control when the series shifts to Los Angeles. With some consistently good play from Bynum, Kobe and Pau Gasol, the Lakers might be able to pull off the upset in Game 2 and make this a series moving forward.
It’ll be interesting to see whether or not the Lakers hear the call and decide to show up on both ends of the floor in must-win Game 2.
Monday, April 2, 2012
On Wednesday night at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers will be the away against the bitter crosscourt rival Los Angeles Clippers. With the two Western Conference heavyweights neck-and-neck in the West standings and in the Pacific division, this will be one of the biggest games of the season for both teams as it will have huge playoff implications.
With that being said, get ready Lakers fans for an ultimate Battle for Los Angeles!
The Lakers will come into this Pacific division showdown potentially having won three in a row and a motivated Kobe Bryant ready to prove which team is the best in the Los Angeles. A great way to support your Lakers on Wednesday night it to rock the Los Angeles Bandwagon shirt from BandwagonShirt.com!
With all the talk of the Los Angeles Clippers becoming the new force to be reckoned with in the City of Angels, plenty of basketball fans in Los Angeles instantly jumped on the bandwagon and got the city buzzing about a bitter rivalry in the making. So far, each time these two teams have met this season there has been some bad blood and a chip on the shoulders of players like Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.
Needless to say, this Wednesday night's game at the Staples Center will be an all-out battle from start to finish!
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Let's Go Lakers!!!
Saturday, March 31, 2012
On Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers faced off against the lowly New Orleans Hornets in a game that shouldn't have even been considered a challenge for the Lakeshow. The Lakers may still be licking their wounds after being crushed by Derek Fisher and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center recently, but with a few days rest and time to regroup; Los Angeles should've won an easy game on Saturday at the Staples Center.
Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. Kobe Bryant had yet another awful night shooting hitting just 3-for-21 from the floor and finishing with 11 points. Even with Kobe unable to get anything to fall, the rest of the Lakers' Big 3 stepped up with Pau Gasol scoring a game-high 21 points and ripping down 11 rebounds while Andrew Bynum put in work as well with a double-double of his own with 19 points and 10 boards.
So despite an exceptionally ugly night for Kobe Bryant at home, the Los Angeles Lakers were able to put away the New Orleans Hornets in L.A. on Saturday afternoon by a score of 88-85.
This is not the type of game that Lakers head coach Mike Brown wants out of his guys, especially Kobe Bryant, but fortunately there is still time to turn it around before playoff time.
Fortunately, Kobe did make up for such a poor shooting night by putting the nail in the coffin with the clock running down in the fourth quarter in order to put the Lakers ahead by two. Check it out below!
Kobe's HUGE Game-Winning 3 vs. Hornets