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Laker Nation began as GetGarnett.com, a site dedicated to bringing Kevin Garnett to the Lakers in the off-season of 2007. The site had very similar structure, keeping Lakers fans updated while putting pressure on Lakers management to make a move for the All-Star by riling up fans.
Within days of opening, the site was mentioned on multiple TV and radio stations in Los Angeles and across the nation. During mid off-season, trade talks started to heat up and GetGarnett received much praise for possibly being the force that almost brought the All-Star to Los Angeles.
It wasn’t meant to be. Kevin Garnett was traded to Boston and Lakers fans were left furious. What happens to GetGarnett.com? We weren’t prepared to let go of our strong community of Lakers fans by shutting down and walking away with our heads down.
On August 15th 2007, GetGarnett made the transition to Laker Nation.
We’re thankful for the loyal Lakers fans that stuck with the site throughout all the changes, we did it as smoothly as possible
Co-FounderFind out moreKam Pashai is the creative talent behind Laker Nation. As a Co-founder, his dedication and award winning design and ideas have built the foundation of the site. With years of experience in different aspects of the sports industry, Kam works along side all different areas within the website. Aside from LakerNation.com, Kam Pashai has worked with athletes such as Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Candace Parker, Nate [...]
Co-FounderFind out moreShane Bien is an Accounting graduate from California State University, Northridge and a business professional in a variety of disciplines. He is currently President of 9Financial Tax and Accounting Firm, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a medical software company, and a licensed Real Estate Agent. As one of the original Co-Founders of Laker Nation, he acts as the managing [...]
Executive DirectorFind out moreJason Riley is the Executive Director of LakerNation.com. He also pens a regular opinion column – Out of Bounds – and is the co-host of Voice of the Nation: Fastbreak. He currently splits his time in Los Angeles, CA and Carlsbad, CA.
HostFind out moreDavid Brickley is a 25 year-old graduate of San Diego State University, where he received his degree in Journalism, with a minor in Television and Film. A dream became a reality as he began his quest to work in Sports Media, as he started his first live radio show on campus, and started the Lakers Podcast during the 2008 NBA [...]
Senior EditorFind out moreSenior Editor for Laker Nation. Currently leading the league in Awkward NBA Encounters. I’ve failed at a complicated handshake with Magic Johnson. I’ve given Kevin Durant toothpaste. Steve Novak pointed out to me that we have the same dining table placemats. Follow me on Twitter for basketball insights and even more awkwardness.
Postgame EditorFind out moreAnna Gonda has been the post-game editor for LakerNation.com since the 2009-2010 season. Between post-game reports, she’s a full-time advertising coordinator for an academic publisher and a part-time photographer. Favorite Lakers: Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher. Favorite Laker Moment: Game 7, 2010 Finals against the Boston Celtics.
WriterFind out moreAlex Lambeth is a writer for LakerNation.com. He is currently a junior at University of San Diego studying business. Follow him for a unique perspective on all things Lakers.
WriterFind out moreCollege student breaking into the journalism world. Basketball fanatic with other sports not too far behind. Follow me along my ride to the top! God bless.
WriterFind out moreI’m Garrett Garcia and am an aspiring sports journalist who also has a passion for film as well. I write for LakerNation and couldn’t be happier doing it, as I have followed the purple and gold passionately ever since I became a basketball fan at a young age. I currently attend Sacramento State University and am majoring in journalism with [...]