NBA Southwest

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Which Sports Franchises Have the Worst Music Taste?

    By: Luke Winkie Sports and music go hand-in-hand -- it's pumped out of every stadium in America, we have jock jams, and, like the "San Diego Super Chargers," some of the oldest traditions in professional team sports are inextricably tied to specific songs. It's why the Miami Dolphins will play that ... More >>

  • News

    January 9, 2014

    Spirit Walking

    A remote Arizona church, whose founder communed with LSD guru Timothy Leary, offers followers peyote-induced psychedelic trips

  • Film

    October 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Alan Thicke Tells Us What He Thinks of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines"

    Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is the song of the summer, and helps continue the Thicke family's run of pop culture ubiquity. After all, Robin's father Alan played Kirk Cameron's father on Growing Pains, penned the theme songs for "The Facts of Life" and "What's Happening," and will get a star on Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Youngblood Hawke Are Flying High After Being Flat Broke

    Sometimes it takes the demise of a semi-successful band to spawn a hugely successful one. That's what happened to Youngblood Hawke. The principal members of the Iglu & Hartly, Sam Martin and Simon Katz, used the lessons learned from their first band in order to propel Youngblood Hawke to heights the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    OC's Wild Child Picked to Perform on "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands"

    Though they're normally used to being sought after on the local level at venues like the Coach House or House of Blues Anaheim, OC native Dave Brock and his Doors tribute band Wild Child are taking the art form of playing another band's songs to a whole new level. The band have recently been selecte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Dwight Howard Visits Kobe Bryant in Newport Coast; Let's Hope Victory Magic Rubbed Off

    Dwight Howard recently went to Newport Coast to cheer up Kobe Bryant, according to a photo the Los Angeles Lakers' ailing captain posted on his new Instagram page.Let's hope a little Black Mamba magic rubbed off on the Lakers center, who is tasked tonight with helping to dispense with the Houston Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Kobe Bryant Settles Totally Bullshit Assault Case

    We've taken our digs at Kobe Bryant over the years for calling a referee a faggot, marrying a wannabe Kardashian and, of course, his world-famous infidelity, but it's really coming out of love. Honest, Black Mamba is our favorite NBA superstar residing in tony Newport Coast--at least until Dwight Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    The Top Five Most Violent Moments in Lakers History

    With the Lakers facing the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight, we can't wait for the rematch between Metta World Peace and beard-boy James Harden. Really James, that 'bow to your dome was an accident. Here are the Top Five most violent moments in Lakers history.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson and More: Five Most Famous Pot Arrests in Texas

    ​Oh Texas, you're a real buzzkill. We just heard Snoop Dogg was arrested in Texas on Saturday for a misdemeanor drug charge, after a real snoop dog (oh, the irony) sniffed out the marijuana on his tour bus. According to TMZ, agents claimed they found a red prescription bottle with several joints ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    The Stinger at Memphis at the Santora, Our Drink of the Week!

    ​I basically live at Memphis at the Santora, the grand dame of downtown SanTana's food scene, swimming through a sea of Manhattans and climbing mountains of bread pudding every week, if not night. We named them Best Bar last year, an honor well-deserved and one that they're not resting on at all. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Five Musical Moments in the NBA Off-Season

    After this year's dramatic NBA season, basketball fans may have to wait a long time before the league's owners and players agree to a new collective bargaining deal. The off-season normally allows fans to speculate over player trades and retirements, but given the current lockout, they'll have to se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2011

    Dirk Nowitzki's Top Seven Musical Moments

    10-time All-Star and 2011 NBA champion Dirk Nowitzki has often evaded the limelight, preferring to be low-key during most of his media spots. The usually stoic Dallas Maverick, however, isn't one to be always serious. After his team was eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in 2007, he told Der Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    [UPDATED with Gasol Denying Rumors:] Did the Mavs or Vanessa Bryant Kill the Lakers?

    Pau Gasol​UPDATE, MAY 17, 11:58 A.M.: After his exit interview today with Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and coach Phil Jackson at the team's El Segundo training facility, forward Pau Gasol denied there was any rift between his girlfriend and Vanessa Bryant, nor between himself a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Texans Go Crazy for In-n-Out, Further Proof of State's Decline

    ​Texas, what the hell happened to you? You used to be, you know, Texas: a proud stretch of state, a country unto its own that didn't need the rest of us to tell you how to live. Where Tejanos, African-Americans, Czechs, Germans, Poles, and a hella lot other people created one of the great regional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Lakers Return to Honda Center Oct. 19

    ​The Lakers are down 2-0 to the Mavs, and if they lose tonight in Dallas all hope will be lost for a three-peat.Speaking of elimination, the Honda Center in Anaheim won't be the home of an NBA team for at least another season.Are you ready for some basketball?

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    [UPDATED with Team Staying Put a Year:] Sacramento Kings in Serious Talks to Move to Anaheim

    ​UPDATE, MAY 2, 1:10 P.M.: We just had a royal wedding. Now comes a Royals funeral.After months of negotiations, seemingly done deals and obviously un-done deals, the NBA's Kings are staying in Sacramento at least one more season, dashing hopes of regular season home games by the renamed Anaheim R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    [UPDATED with Cow Town Checkmating Toontown?:] Sacramento Kings in Serious Talks to Move to Anaheim

    ​UPDATE, APRIL 26, 2:41 P.M.: After a weekend of reports claiming its unlikely the Sacramento Kings will move to Anaheim before next season--if ever--Anaheim officials expressed confidence that their proposal remains the best one on the table for the NBA franchise.ESPN, Sports Illustrated and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    [UPDATED with Kobe's Appeal of Fine:] Bryant Scolded for Yelling "Fucking Faggot" at Ref

    ​UPDATE, APRIL 14, 8:01 P.M: After last night's likely forever finale for the Sacramento Kings/preview for the Anaheim Royals, Kobe Bryant was contrite. Black Mamba told KCAL/Channel 9's John Ireland that the NBA's $100,000 fine for calling a referee "Fucking faggot" the night before was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Dirk Nowitzki On In-N-Out: 'Too Good to Pass Up'

    Dallas and its people are in a hubbub over In-N-Out, scheduled to make its debut in Texas there soon. The March issue of D Magazine (that city's version of Orange Coast) even commissioned a lengthy piece by a certain local food writer who thinks they're God's gift to fast food that extolled the Irvi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    It's a Different Court for Mike Smith, Clippers Commentator Accused of Ripping Off Retiree

    ​Trial before a jury is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Santa Ana for Los Angeles Clippers color commentator Mike Smith, who pleaded not guilty in January to charges he stole $735,000 from a retired school teacher with an inoperable brain tumor.If Smith--a 44-year-old a former Clipper player who l ... 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

    May 30, 2008

    Last Night: Look Daggers, LD & Ariano @ The Prospector in Long Beach

    Last Night: Look Daggers, LD & Ariano @ The Prospector in Long Beach 5/29 Better Than: Being a San Antonio Spurs fan last night Nothing caps off a Thursday night like a swirling mix of basketball, break beats and booze. Hell, it’s a good night if you can manage to enjoy even one of those things. ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008


    Anaheim Arsenal vs. Fort Wayne Mad Ants

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Abstain From This

    Brainwashing Santa Ana schoolkids is part of the Game Plan