November 12, 2013 |
At first, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers offered up a cliche, saying the matchup Wednesday night at Staples Center between L.A. and the Oklahoma City Thunder was "just another game. " But in the same breath, Rivers talked about how good the Thunder is and the challenge Oklahoma City will present for his Clippers. "When you play Miami or Oklahoma City or San Antonio they're special, fun games," Rivers said. "And for me, everything is new as a coach. I have a new team. So they're all new experiences and you're trying to just get as much out of each game as you can. You learn stuff that you can do the next time with this group.
November 6, 2013 |
Although the Lakers are a marquee, a ticket to one of their games on the secondary market is not the most expensive in the NBA. According to national ticket marketplace Vivid Seats , the New York Knicks have the "highest median ticket price on the secondary market at $200. " The Lakers are second at $180, ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder ($170) and Chicago Bulls ($165). The Miami Heat are fifth at a median ticket price of $155. Miami's Christmas Day visit at Staples Center ranks as the priciest game of the year league-wide with a median price of $479.
October 3, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant has the third-most popular selling NBA jersey worldwide, according to the league. Based on global sales from Adidas, LeBron James of the Miami Heat topped the list for the first time in his career. Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls placed second. The Lakers star finished ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, who was followed by Miami's Dwyane Wade at No. 5 and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks at No. 6. Former Laker Dwight Howard came in seventh.
June 21, 2013 |
On Thursday night, the Miami Heat finished off the San Antonio Spurs in a competitive seven-game NBA Finals to win their second straight title. Oddsmakers have already given their take on the 2014 NBA Finals, making the Heat the favorite to win three in a row. Where do the Lakers sit on the list? According to Bovada , the Lakers have 22-1 odds of winning the championship next season. That's better than the odds at Pregame.com , who has the Lakers at 35-1. Bovada has the Heat as a 2-1 favorite while Pregame gives Miami 3-1 odds.
May 26, 2013 |
MOORE, Okla. - Hundreds of worshipers came to an evening prayer service for tornado victims - but not to dwell on devastation and death. They wanted to push forward, to reclaim what they could and rebuild what they couldn't. Last Monday's tornado killed two dozen people, including 10 children, and destroyed homes and upended lives. But on Sunday, the survivors were here to pray for the strength to persevere. "We choose not to walk as victims, Lord," Dennis Jernigan, the worship leader, prayed before the crowd at First Baptist Church in Moore.
May 26, 2013 |
MOORE, Okla. - They filled the sanctuary after one of the worst weeks they had ever known. The tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City area killed two dozen people, including 10 children. It destroyed homes. It wiped away mementos. It upended lives. But the crowd hadn't come on this Sunday evening to dwell. They wanted to push forward, to reclaim what they could and to rebuild what they couldn't. They were here to pray for the strength to persevere. PHOTOS: Oklahoma tornado "We choose not to walk as victims, Lord," Dennis Jernigan, the worship leader, prayed at First Baptist Church in Moore.