Tuesday 22nd January 2019,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

What if the Lakers Had Chosen Shaq Over Kobe?

What if the Lakers Had Chosen Shaq Over Kobe?

Kobe Bryant would have won championships without Shaquille O’Neal and the Los Angeles Lakers. Or at least, that’s what the Black Mamba believes. As the Lakers prepare to retire Shaq’s jersey, Kobe has revealed a personal respect for his former teammate and arch nemesis. The feud is essentially behind both players. That rift which culminated [...]

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Will Jodie Meeks Return to Lakers Next Season?

Will Jodie Meeks Return to Lakers Next Season?

Jodie Meeks doesn’t envision leaving the Los Angeles Lakers this summer. To that I say: Duh. According to Shams Charania of RealGM, Meeks sees the Lakers as a long-term fit: odie Meeks has been a critical role player for the Los Angeles Lakers this season, spacing the floor and providing versatility and durability at the [...]

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Andrew Bynum Won’t Give Philadelphia 76ers Discount

Andrew Bynum Won’t Give Philadelphia 76ers Discount

Andrew Bynum doesn’t have a soft spot for the Philadelphia 76ers. After the Sixers took a chance on Bynum, believing him to be everything the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t, they got burned. He won’t play at all this season, essentially meaning Philly traded Andre Iguodala and Nikola Vucevic for nothing. Still, the Sixers—with the exception [...]

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Carmelo Anthony ‘Concerned’ About Amar’e Stoudemire

Carmelo Anthony ‘Concerned’ About Amar’e Stoudemire

What rift? So much has been made of the New York Knicks’ pairing of Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire. They weren’t considered a fitting couple and Stoudemire’s injuries have only complicated matters and put their collective vision in jeopardy. Even as the two began to gel better on the court this season, running pick-and-rolls and [...]

March 29, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash Banged Up for LA Lakers

Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash Banged Up for LA Lakers

The going isn’t easy for the Los Angeles Lakers right now. Fresh off a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that saw the Lakers’ lead slip to a half-game for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot, they learned they have two more severely bruised bodies on their hands. Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, [...]

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LeBron James ‘Humbled’ By Miami Heat Winning Streak

LeBron James ‘Humbled’ By Miami Heat Winning Streak

For the Miami Heat and LeBron James, it’s all over. It’s also just beginning. By falling to the Chicago Bulls, the Heat 27-game winning streak, the second-longest in NBA history, came to a bitter end. Miami was just six wins shy of tying the Los Angeles Lakers’ record for 33-consecutive wins in 1971-72, and seven [...]

March 28, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Indiana Pacers May Keep Danny Granger on Bench

Indiana Pacers May Keep Danny Granger on Bench

The Indiana Pacers are banged up, none more so than Danny Granger. Moving forward, the Pacers need to keep in eye on Lance Stephenson (hip), David West (back) and George Hill (groin). They’ve also got to decide what to do with Granger (knee) upon his return. Per Curt Cavin of indystar.com, that decision will eventually [...]

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Is Pau Gasol Being Sent Back to the Lakers’ Bench?

Is Pau Gasol Being Sent Back to the Lakers’ Bench?

Well, that didn’t last very long. According to Comcast’s Ric Bucher, Mike D’Antoni and the Los Angeles Lakers may move Pau Gasol back to the bench. Source: Don’t be surprised if Pau Gasol is coming off the bench at Minnesota on Wednesday after the Lakers went 0-2 upon his return. — Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) March [...]

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Scary Thought: LeBron James and Miami Heat Not ‘Playing to Full Potential’

Scary Thought: LeBron James and Miami Heat Not ‘Playing to Full Potential’

The Miami Heat are scary. Yes, their 27-game winning streak is impressive and their roster instills fear in the most unconcerned of NBA teams, but that’s not why they’re scary. They’re scary because they’ve apparently yet to peak. Following their win over the Orlando Magic, a number of Heat players told Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld [...]

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Boston Celtics Are In Trouble Without Kevin Garnett

Boston Celtics Are In Trouble Without Kevin Garnett

The basketball Gods appear to hate the Boston Celtics. As if it’s not enough that both Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger are sidelined for the season, the Celtics will now be forced to go at least two weeks without Kevin Garnett. Per general manager Danny Ainge, the organization expects Garnett to be out of the [...]

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