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Last Night’s NBA Playoff’s: Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers vs. Nuggets!

Last night the Los Angeles Clippers lost against the Memphis Grizzlies in a grueling 105-98 Memphis win. The result of last nights game placed both teams on an even keel in the playoff series; both the Los Angeles Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies have won one game each! In their first playoff game the Clippers beat the Grizzlies 99-98. It has been a nail-bitingly close experience for Clippers fans. Game three for the Clippers-Memphis NBA Playoffs series will be back in Los Angeles this Saturday, May 5th.

The Clippers kicked off the playoffs in Game 1 with an explosive momentum, shooting nearly 65% of their shots in the first quarter alone. The second game didn’t fare as well for the Clippers, with the absence of Caron Butler due to a broken metacarpal and also losing their home game advantage. But Butler was replaced by Bobby Simmons in Game 2 and there are high hopes for Clippers fans at this Saturday’s game.

The Lakers are faring much better than their fellow Los Angeles Staples Center team; winning both of their NBA Playoff games thus far against the Denver Nuggets! They will lose their home game advantage for their next game as they head to Denver and the Clippers will switch places, heading to Los Angeles.

It is the first time in NBA history that both Los Angeles teams are in the NBA Playoff’s and it seems no matter who your rooting for, Los Angeles basketball fans have just never been so excited. Don’t miss your chance to see either of our NBA teams live at the Los Angeles Staples Center. Whether it’s Clippers Staples Center tickets or Los Angeles Lakers Playoffs Ticets you want, at www.BarrysTickets.com we stock the best inventory available!

The Lakers – More Questions Than Answers

The Lakers lost out on the Chris Paul sweepstakes due to David Stern’s infamous veto. However, the Lakers are a prime player in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes. As a matter of fact, ESPN’ s Ric Bucher has attributed Kobe’s recent barrage of 40 point games as a recruiting measure to convince Dwight Howard that he hasn’t lost his step. However, some questions remain: What will the Laker’s identity be under Mike Brown? Furthermore, can they compensate for the losses of Shannon Brown to free agency and Lamar Odom via trade?

Shannon Brown provided instant offense and depth in the Laker’s backcourt over the past few years. Considering that he did not see the floor when he was originally under Mike Brown in Cleveland,it probably made his decision to seek refuge elsewhere that much easier. Veteran point guard and NBA union representative Derek Fisher continue to share the backcourt with Kobe. Steve Blake is currently on the shelf for 3-4 weeks with an injury to his ribs. Thus, rookie Darius Morris will have a chance to earn his stripe as a fixture in the Lakers backcourt. As it stands, the Lakers have more questions than answers at the PG position.

The loss of Lamar Odom will be far more difficult for the Lakers to replace. Lamar Odom brought size, versatility and weak-side rebounding and could play both the small and power-forward position. There is some upside to the versatility of Josh Mcroberts. However, Jason Kapono and Troy Murphy certainly will not fill that void.

There is a shortage of World Peace. Metta World Peace, that is. Up to this point, Ron Artest has averaged less than 6 points and 2 rebounds. The former Dancing in the Stars contestant needs a pep talk from Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.

The major strength of this team continues to be the imposing frontcourt duo of Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol. Of course, one has to wonder about the morale and the motivation of Andrew Bynum with the ongoing trade rumors concerning Dwight Howard. Dwight Howard is facing those same questions in Orlando. Considering that Andrew Bynum is injury-prone and that Pau Gasol isn’t getting any younger, I would trade Dwight Howard for both Bynum and Gasol. After all, one rarely hears Dwight Howard’s name on the injured list.

Finally, there’s head coach Mike Brown. Mike Brown is a great defensive mind, but is no offensive genius. In Cleveland, he was not able to set up a potent offensive system around Lebron James. To his defense, he was not given much help by Cavs GM Danny Ferry and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert. One can easily have doubts that the Lakers offense will operate with the same efficiency under his tutelage then it did under the Zen-Master.

The common denominator is Kobe Bryant. As long as he continues to play at a high-level and provides the leadership on and off the court, the Lakers will always be considered a contender. There is no question about that.

But there are many questions: The issues at the PG position, the motivation of Bynum, new pieces such as Kapono, Murphy, Mcroberts and new head coach Mike Brown and his effectiveness on the offensive end. I can safely assume he’ll shore up the Lakers D.
Of course, the biggest question is this.

Will Superman land in LA?

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NFL Strike May be Settled but What About NBA?

A few weeks ago, on July 25th, the NFL players voted to approve a new deal just a few days after the owners approved a tentative new deal, finally putting an end to the four and a half month lock-0ut that had football fans in a panick.  The recent lockout was the longest in league history. 

Well, this is wonderful for our fellow football advocates, but where does that leave the NBA? Traditionally the NBA season begins the last week of October.  But as we barrel towards September and there is no sign of a pre-season in sight fans and especially season ticket holders are getting worried.  Though the lock-out began Friday July 1st, by the second week of the lock-out already 11% of the NBA had lost their jobs.  The impact of the NBA lock-out couldn’t be predicted. 

As things stand now, the NBA lockout is headed for the courts, and we don’t mean basketball courts.  The owners of the NBA went on a strike nearly two weeks ago, filing an unfair labor practice lawsuit against the players in an effort to nip any chance of decertification in the butt.  In spite of the bold move on owners part, many predict this will do nothing but prolong the work stoppage and that this is the NBA league’s attemt at gaining bargaining power by strong-arming the players.  As for now however the Union has not decided to decertify, though fans believe it would be the best move for the players at this point.   The message being sent by the owners is there will be no compromising on a hard salary cap or progress in meeting other union demands.

 It seems inevitable that in spite of the owners aggressive and offensive actions, the NBA would eventually come to an agreement.  But it may take some missed games (or a missed season, heck!) along with some bad publicity to end the lockout.

The NBA lockout brings up an interesting point of view- what about elderly NBA players who couldn’t dream of making what the NBA players of today are asking.  For example, Bob Cousy who is now 83, retired in 1963 as one of the NBA’s highest-paid players; at $35,000 a year!  For NBA stars of the past, some held several jobs to make their bills.  Of course Basketball has since gained much popularity and the days of an average salary of $10,000 a year with no pension plans are far behind us.  Still, some might say that the new NBA model is flawed because the popularity of the NBA has not yet caught up with it’s growth.  In other words, unless your the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Boston Celtics, or the New York Knicks, you are going to more likely struggle and meeting the new NBA demands would be impossible from an owners perspective.  The NBA has expanded to so many cities and the success of the majority of them is nowhere near that of Boston, Los Angeles, or New York.

One thing this lockout is proving; the popularity of Basketball has exploded and reached levels that could never have been predicted in 1963.  But it seems we can all agree- let’s get this settled so we can all enjoy the game.

Blake Griffin VS. Kobe Bryant

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Blake Griffin taking Clippers to new levels

Blake Griffin set many career benchmarks for himself at the Wizards victory on last weeks Wednesday night game, 3/23. First, a triple-double. Then he ties the Clippers record for double-doubles at 55 for the season- thus far! Then he walked away with an impressive 33 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists. He is on fire and everyone knows it.

If you aren’t already in the loop, Griffin won state titles all four years of High School. His list of High School Awards is impressive and in-depth to say the least. After high school Griffin was recruited to Oklahoma and earned an even more intimidating list of accolades: Naismith College Player of the Year, John Wooden Award, Adolph Rubb Trophy, Oscar Robertson Trophy, AP All American First team…. These are but the tip of the iceberg. Halfway through college Griffin was plucked by the Clippers and premiered as the 2009 NBA first pick of the first round. However, Griffin suffered a substantial knee injury just a week before what was to be his NBA debut. He subsequently sat out the entire first season.

Fast forward to the 2010-2011 season…. What we have is an NBA phenomenon not felt since Kobe first stepped onto the scene in 1996.

Kobe led his high school team to their first state Championship in 53 years. He finished his High School Career as Southeastern Pennsylvania’s All Time Leading Scorer, leaving Wilt Chamberlain and Lionel Simmons in the dust. He was the first guard in the NBA ever to be drafted straight out of high school. Upon entering the NBA Kobe was the 13th overall pick of the first round draft in the NBA. In his first year he too earned the Naismith Prep Player of the Year, like Griffin. In his second year of actively playing for the Lakers (mind you, Griffin is only technically in his first year of actively playing), Kobe Bryant was on the NBA All Rookie Second Team as well as the NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion- both accolades shared by Griffin. Kobe was at the time the youngest Slam Dunk Champion at just 18 years old.

So let’s see what Griffin will have achieved by the end of his first year on the court. So far he has surpassed Kobe in some areas.

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