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Kupchak “not hopeful” about resigning Odom

Kupchak  “not hopeful” about resigning Odom

A lot of people think the signing of Ron Artest makes the Lakers a lock to repeat as NBA champions… … but not so fast.  There were 2 reasons the Lakers were able to walk away with the NBA title last year:  Lamar Odom and Trevor Ariza.  Kobe was Kobe and Gasol did a fine [...]

July 14, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 18

Minnesota not interested in Thibodeau

Minnesota not interested in Thibodeau

Still looks like Thibs is coming back to Boston. The Minnesota Timberwolves' deliberate coaching search will soon move into its next phase with ESPN/ABC analyst Mark Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis and Houston Rockets assistant coach Elston Turner expected to progress to the deciding round of interviews, according to NBA coaching sources. [...]

July 14, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

No really, Ron Artest is fine

No really, Ron Artest is fine

Hey… you can pick whatever number you want, Ron.  But.. uhhhh….    Artest will wear uniform No. 37 in honor of the number of weeks that Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" was No. 1 on the charts. $5 to the first person who can figure out how this guy's mind works.  I'm sure the medical community will [...]

July 8, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 14

Ron Artest records worst Michael Jackson tribute ever

Ron Artest records worst Michael Jackson tribute ever

That’s a video of Andrew Zimmern of ‘Bizarre Foods’ eating june bugs.  I put that up because it’s infinitely more appetizing than Ron Artest’s rap tribute to Michael Jackson (NSFW lyrics).  It might be one of the worst things I’ve ever heard.  I can appreciate wanting to eulogize an icon.  But this is disgustingly bad.  [...]

July 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Does the Artest deal help the C’s?

Does the Artest deal help the C’s?

Interesting theory explained on The CMSB.  Here's one of the 4 reasons: How bad does Sheed look if he signs with another team for more money? Currently it sounds like the Spurs, Mavs, and Magic are in play (hat tip to Gary Tanguay's Twitter page). If he signs with San Antonio, it looks alright. If [...]

July 4, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

Hedo to Portland, Zen Master to Return

Hedo to Portland, Zen Master to Return

Making news around the league… The Lakers get Phil Jackson for another season. The greatest luckiest coach of all time has decided to suck up the chronic leg and hip pain and pursue back-to-back titles. All that pain will pale in comparison to the ulcers likely to be created by coaching Ron Artest.  Hedo Turkoglu [...]

July 3, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 4

Rockets get Ariza

Rockets get Ariza

According to Marc J. Spears The Boston Globe reports that a source close to the situation says Lakers forward Trevor Ariza has agreed in principle to sign with Houston in a five-year deal worth $33 million [...]

July 2, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 25

The Lakers Just Got Crazier

The Lakers Just Got Crazier

It looks like Ron Artest is signing with the Lakers: "I'm definitely going to L.A. — to sign, yeah," Artest said in a phone interview. "Lakers, Lakers, Lakers. I'm in L.A. right now." "I don't really care about the money," Artest said. "I'll play there for nothing. … L.A. was very interested in me, and they got me." [...]

July 2, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 34

I’m Trying to Stop Hating, But Kobe Makes It So Easy

I’m Trying to Stop Hating, But Kobe Makes It So Easy

Via Deadspin: Kobe Bryant thinks he's bigger than the mayor of Los Angeles. And you know what? He's right. Divas don't share the spotlight with anyone. L.A. somehow scraped together enough cash for a victory parade this week, but it started an hour late. Whence the delay? A catfight between Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (best known [...]

June 28, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 22

Lakers sell Knicks 29th pick

Lakers sell Knicks 29th pick

I didn't know you could just sell picks like that. The NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers have sold the No. 29 pick in the first round of the NBA draft to the New York Knicks for $3 million, multiple sources told ESPN.com's Andy Katz. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak followed through on his intention to [...]

June 25, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 10