Mike Bresnahan covers the Lakers for The Times and ties up loose ends before all their playoff games. They begin the postseason Sunday against Denver.
I already feel like I’ve won the NBA Finals, ready to hoist a golden trophy over my head in celebration.
I’m in Los Angeles this weekend. Not Memphis.
It was the battle within the battle, Clippers writers and Lakers writers hoping to avoid one of the NBA’s least desirable cities.
The Clippers were supposed to pass the Lakers last weekend in a Staples Center doubleheader, but the Lakers overcame an 18-point deficit against Oklahoma City, making the Clippers’ victory later that night against New Orleans a lot less meaningful.
Sorry, Simers. Apologies to Clippers beat writer Broderick Turner. Enjoy Memphis!
Wasn’t that a TV show?
Apparently, Denver Nuggets rookie Kenneth Faried likes his nickname.
"When I went to the combine, everybody kept saying, ‘He’s an animal, he’s a man, he’s a beast,' " Fareid told the Denver Post. "So one of the guys from my agency came up with the name ‘Manimal’ because I play hard, I’m fearless, I don’t care who the person is who I’m facing and I am going to challenge him. I am going to box out, I’m going to rebound hard and be physical."