Brandon Ingram Skirted Disaster

It could have been a lot worse for Brandon Ingram. It could have been the first step towards a Chris Bosh future meaning no more basketball. A blood clot in the shoulder is rare. The Lakers were so demoralized by the reason for Ingram’s shoulder pain that no one wanted to talk about it, citing…

Luke Walton Matters (Even In A LeBron James Universe)

Luke Walton has his share of detractors who take issue with his substitutions patterns, his seemingly indifference to LeBron James as the default coach, his teams pathetic free throw percentage, his placid expression coupled with his mediocre after timeout plays. Who has really developed under Luke Walton? Brandon Ingram hasn’t. Lonzo Ball hasn’t.   There…

There Will Be Blood. Sort of. Not Really.

True to predictions, the Lakers were grossly undisciplined in a moment that mattered but the optics were all wrong. Michael Beasley and Lance Stephenson were not agitators but bystanders (Beasley), or peacemakers (Stephenson). It was left to the immature, the veteran and the aggrieved to make LeBron James home debut a farce that will undoubtedly…

Earning LeBron’s Trust

What we knew in July is still true. LeBron James is surrounded by a bunch of average shooters. The only way for him to have success this season is for him to be off ball. But to be off ball he has to give up the rock. To give up the rock, he has to…