Sunday 28th May 2017,
Sports Alchemist
Spotlight

Los Angeles Lakers

Did the Lakers made a good choice in drafting D’Angelo Russell?

Did the Lakers made a good choice in drafting D’Angelo Russell?

D’ Angelo Russell plays similarly to Rondo but with Stephen Curry’s shooting touch. This is the type of player who can shoot and who loves to pass. [...]

July 15, 2015 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Lamarcus Aldridge and the Power of Persuasion

Lamarcus Aldridge and the Power of Persuasion

I don’t know how Kobe and the Lakers presented, but maybe it was something that Aldridge want to hear but never got anything in return. [...]

July 2, 2015 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Los Angeles Lakers: Not with Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers: Not with Kobe Bryant

Kobe is one of NBA’s greatest players, his work ethic if not superior is closed to maniacal. His drive to achieve has always been his motivation. [...]

January 27, 2015 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, sports 0

Pau Gasol: In leaving the Lakers

Pau Gasol: In leaving the Lakers

Pau Gasol still came out as a Laker again after a series of trade talks that started two seasons ago. [...]

February 27, 2014 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Steve Nash’s: The Finish line video episode 1

Steve Nash’s: The Finish line video episode 1

Steve Nash never wanted to end his playing days without giving it a fight. [...]

February 13, 2014 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Andrew Bynum’s maturity

Andrew Bynum’s maturity

The chance to play again for a franchise (Cavaliers) struggling to find its identity could have been monumental for Andrew. Instead he got suspended indefinitely last December for conduct detrimental to the team. [...]

January 8, 2014 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Kobe Bryant: Will we see the Mamba’s last dance?

Kobe Bryant: Will we see the Mamba’s last dance?

A ruptured Achilles tendon seemed to be a deeper and bigger mountain to climb for a 37 year old athlete like Kobe Bryant. [...]

October 29, 2013 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant’s latest injury

Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant’s latest injury

This couldn’t be it… a fairy tale journey should end with a “happy ever after”. He had worked so hard to get to this point and retirement was never an option. It was not even on Kobe’s vocabulary. [...]

April 14, 2013 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Lebron James has to wait as the Miami Heat ended their streak

Lebron James has to wait as the Miami Heat ended their streak

At 28 and his prime, Lebron is already sure of his greatness. But the basketball gods has their way of saying one step and one mountain at a time. [...]

March 30, 2013 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0

Los Angeles Lakers: Pau Gasol’s role

Los Angeles Lakers: Pau Gasol’s role

After the Lakers loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, the team talked about accountability. Pau understands now what he will do to fit. Mike D’ Antoni was never a fan of the low post [...]

January 30, 2013 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, NBA, NBA files 0