NBA Northwest

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Orly Taitz Argues What's Good for the Racist (Donald Sterling) is Good for the Bully (Shaq)

    Rancho Santa Margarita lawyer/dentist/real estate saleslady/Eastern Blochead Orly Taitz has stuck her legal nose into the Donald Sterling controversy, firing off a "complaint" to the NBA that argues because Shaquille O'Neal "publicly bullied" a man with a disability, Shaq should be slapped with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Anaheim Royally Screwed as Sacramento Kings Announce Deal to Sell Team to Seattle Group

    Anaheim Ducks owner Henry Samueli can officially scratch the Sacramento Kings off his list.The billionaire Broadcom co-founder has long sought an NBA team to join the Ducks as a tenant of the Honda Center his company manages, but after years of trying to woo the Kings south (or was it the Maloofs tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    The Mixtape No One Asked For: 'Metta World Passion' Coming Soon

    Los Angeles Lakers starting forward Metta World Peace revealed on Conan last night what he has been up to since being hit with a seven-game suspension following a devastating elbow to the head of Oklahoma City Thunder reserve James Harden on April 22. While he still has two games left to sit out b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Stone Gossard on Brad, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and When That New Pearl Jam Album Is Coming Out

    When the Seattle sound exploded in the early '90s and went on to define a generation, Stone Gossard was one of the people most responsible for the sound. As the rhythm guitarist of Pearl Jam, Gossard wrote some of the band's biggest hits. His other, lesser-known band, Brad, has done pretty well fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    The OCeeker: Tustin Meadows Ward and Hot Mormon Mommas, Flawed Characters

    The OCeeker is not a well-endowed man. At least when it comes to sporting the sacred underwear into which members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints slip during the "Mormon Endowment", a purification and pledge ritual where Mormons dedicate themselves to the service of Heavenly Fath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Top 15 Essential Black Friday Record Store Day Releases

    ​First, we told you what OC record stores are having Black Friday Record Store Day sales. Now, we're letting you know what RSD releases you should look out for. Here are 15 essential Black Friday Record Store Day releases you might be able to score this Friday. (No guarantees, though -- most of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Dennis Rodman Worms His Way into Basketball's Hall of Fame

    ​If there was a Hall of Fame for loving and leaving them like Sinatra, drunken electric boat piloting through Newport Harbor, holding never-ending parties at your Newport Beach beach house, having a helicopter land illegally on the sand next to said abode and other assorted examples of debauchery, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Even Duff McKagan Has an Opinion on the Sac Kings Moving to Anaheim

    ​Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan tells ESPN readers in his column yesterday, "Stand up for your team, Sacramento!" He begins, You could say that I am a sore loser, but I really come to this topic as a citizen who sees the importance of local economies staying local. I am also a fan wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Kobe Bryant to Team USA: Dream On

    ​Five-time NBA champion, back-to-back Finals MVP and gold-medal Olympian Kobe Bryant is the latest Team USA superstar to announce he won't suit up for this summer's World Championships in Turkey.The Black Mamba of Newport Coast needs the time off to mend his sore, tired and broken body.As the Ston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    3hree Things: My Favorite Lakers Playoff Moments

    ​I am a diehard Lakers fan. As a kid, I used to write out scorecards on graph paper, play out the Lakers schedule for that season in games on a Nerf hoop in my bedroom, and keep stats. The best birthday I can remember was schlepping up to the Great Western Forum to watch the Lakers take on Adr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    USA-Canada Gold Medal Hockey Game as Viewed From a Central OC Barstool

    ​Random notes scribbled onto a soggy napkin from the "Norm stool" at a working-class, Central Orange County watering hole during Sunday's USA-Canada Olympics gold medal hockey game . . .12:22 p.m.: The first shot is a slapper from Canada's Duncan Keith that Team USA goalie Ryan Miller handle ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008

    Preseason Gold

    Lakers vs. Jazz

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2007

    10 Songs About Christmas

    Jeff Shaw at our sister paper City Pages goes off the beaten sleigh path to bring his readership 10 songs for the season. Ever generous, Jeff's allowed us to share 'em with you: 10 and 9: Two from Tom Lehrer My uncle would never forgive me if I didn't mention Tom Lehrer's scathing, brilliant "Chri ... More >>