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Jason Riley

Jason Riley is the executive director of 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.


Congrats to Steve Lee for winning a 1-year subscription to SLAM Magazine for his question in last weeks' Out of Bounds Mailbag!


I spent a few years of my life in corporate America. I met some great people during that time; but I miss the job like we all miss G6 of the ’08 Finals. Most of my days started with me waking up and slipping on my work sweater. Am I the only one who had a work sweater? I owned three (all different colors), and rotated them throughout the week. Some of you know exactly what I am talking about; a few of you are even wearing yours right now. My work sweaters screamed I am a 50-year-old trapped in a 20-year-olds body – perfect for the corporate world.


The Lakers have been rather un-Hollywood since Pau Gasol returned to the lineup. The last three games have been slightly less exciting than a 60-minute exclusive on global warming with Al Gore. They completely wiped the floor with the struggling Chicago Bulls (108-93). Did anyone think they would miss Ben Gordon this much? They blasted the surprisingly competitive “Zombie Sonics” (101-85). Most shocking? Sasha knocked down an open jumper. That was almost as remarkable as Kobe’s behind-the-backboard how-the-eff-did-he-just-make-that shot in the first quarter.


We, the people of The Lakers Nation, certainly aren’t lacking in the emotional department. We are closer to the Tom Cruise on Oprah side of the fence. Eleven games in, and Twitter has been on fire with enthusiasm, and a little bit of rage. After a Lakers’ loss, you can expect more F-bombs than a Christian Bale rant; after a Lakers’ win, everyone gets Hannah Montana/Nickelodeon happy. I love the passion of my Lakers’ Twitter Fam, and it’s a shame the Lakers’ don’t play with that same energy every time they take the floor. Here are some of my favorite emotional Tweets from this past week:


In all of the universe, could there possible be a better combination of two things!? I say no. [youtube]


How about that Ring Ceremony Gear? Get $10 off any order $75 or more, only at .


Time for some new Lakers' gear to kick off the title defense? Tonight only, NBA Store is offering 20% off your entire order from...


TLN's Jason Riley gives us a preview of 9 headlines you can expect to see in '09.


Well, Lakers Nation, we survived a long summer of anticipation. If you’re anything like me, you can probably remember a simpler time when there was nothing more exciting than the lazy days of summer. When I was about 15-years-old, summer meant getting to live every waking moment like a drive engineered by JaMarcus Russell. It didn’t matter if my day was productive, as long as I didn’t have to go to school in the morning. The notion of being responsible simply meant not dying, or getting someone else killed. During those precious summer months, all of my good eating habits disappeared faster than the Celtics title defense last season. For three solid months of the year, I was essentially Khloe Kardashian.


The Lakers Nation may be looking for you! We are in need of six guys (non-union), aged 20-29, who are clean cut, attractive, with reliable transportation and can be available all day on Saturday, September 26th. We are also looking for six girls (non-union), aged 20-29, who are attractive, upscale, with reliable transportation and can be available all day on Saturday, September 26th. If that’s you, and you are interested in possibly being a part of this, here’s what we need you to do today:


July is almost gone! That means you have through Friday to take advantage of a couple great offers from


The NBAStore has released their first Ron Artest jersey! Best of all, TLN has compiled some great discounts for you...


Re-Live the Lakers journey to the 2009 NBA Title with their official Championship DVD!


You voted, we listened. The Lakers Champions 24KT Gold Coin Photo Mint will be discounted $30, starting right now! This sale will last until midnight...



With the Lakers off to a poor start, trade rumors have begun to swirl around Kobe Bryant, leading many to speculate if he'll leave for greener pastures. Kobe puts those rumors to rest in his interview with Yahoo Sports.
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