Rene Martinez

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Sorry Clippers Fans, Los Angeles Will Always Belong to the Lakers

The Los Angeles Clippers are currently enjoying their best season in franchise history and yet it barely matters in the City of Angels. The reason is simple: L.A. is synonymous with LakerLand.<p>The Lakers have made 59 playoff appearances and won 16 championships, second only to the Boston Celtics’ 17 …

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Blueprint for LA Lakers to Make Deep Playoff Run in 2013

For the Los Angeles Lakers to have any real chance of riding deep into the playoffs this spring, they'll need that "back-to-the-wall" energy they've showed in must-have wins over Sacramento, Dallas and Memphis this week.<p>They also could use some fresh legs. Although they gutted out another fine …

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Hidden Advantages LA Lakers Have in the Playoffs

After a monster victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, the Los Angeles Lakers kept their hold on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.<p>The final fortnight of the season is still fraught with tension for the Purple and Gold, but they control their own destiny from here on out.<p>Even …

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Lakers hold off Grizzlies to hold on to 8th spot in West

LOS ANGELES -- Dwight Howard got in the way when Mike Conley drove the lane in the waning seconds, doing his delicate best to alter Conley's …

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HoopsHype

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Why Do Debates About Kobe Bryant's Greatness Always Miss the Point?

It's become impossible to honestly debate Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant's place among NBA history's greatest players, because there are a large contingent of people who believe Bryant doesn't belong in that discussion at all.<p>Kobe's numerous critics bring plenty of ammunition to the table and …

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Kobe, Lakers hold off Grizzlies 86-84

Dwight Howard got in the way when Mike Conley drove the lane in the waning seconds, doing his delicate best to alter Conley’s potential game-deciding …

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Kobe Bryant feels worn out

It was bound to happen sooner or later. The effect of all those minutes is taking a toll on Kobe Bryant.<p>What was left of him after playing all but 73 …

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Preview, Analysis and Predictions

Once battles between the apex and doldrums of the NBA, matchups between the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers have become a hotter ticket in Los Angeles than the opening of the latest Quentin Tarantino film.<p>Long the ugly stepchild of the Lakers, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin's arrival to …

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …

Clippers and Lakers Fans Talk Smack Against Each Other

Two basketball teams call the Staples Center home in Los Angeles.<p>While the Los Angeles Lakers have racked up NBA Championship rings, it seems as if the "other" team, as in the Los Angeles Clippers, have some brass-winning years ahead in their future. Both teams will most likely be in the playoffs, …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Considers LeBron and Kobe to Break Scoring Record

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke to us about his scoring title and which player he thinks has a legitimate chance to break the scoring record.<p>While Kobe Bryant may be moving up the ranks, Kareem comments that LeBron James has a good chance of breaking the record.<p>Watch now to hear Kareem weigh in on the …

Mind-Numbing Stats for Los Angeles Lakers Fans This Season

Mark Twain, the greatest of American authors, once wrote that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.<p>Though, if the statistics in question are those concerning the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers, then the only lies involved are those that the players, coaches and fans still …

The Inbounds: What came out of Dwight Howard's back was gross

Dwight Howard had a massive lump of tissue removed from his back. So that's pretty gross.<p>I've been pretty harsh on Dwight Howard's play this year. …

Bryant is best in the West as Lakers make final sprint for NBA playoff spot

While the college basketball world has been experiencing March Madness, things have been a tad less crazy in the NBA. Blame the Chicago Bulls, whose …