Saturday, December 20, 2014
Authors Posts by Andrew Rafner

Andrew Rafner

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This seems to happen every time. The gregariousness of the self-proclaimed Big Cactus/Aristotle/A-Hole seems to concoct some sort of witches brew before every meeting...

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Tonight, the Lakers face a Chicago Bulls (5-5) team that seems to reinvent itself every season. Starting with 2008’s number one overall pick Derrick Rose and ending with contract-snubbed Ben Gordon, the Bulls have a wealth of talent; yet seem to be awry and lost in the midst of another identity crisis.

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With foreign competition growing, and the American economy in flux, the Big Three in Detroit are facing an unprecedented time of uncertainty. The dependable establishment is being shaken to its core.

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The next step in that quest leads the Lakers to the 504: New Orleans, LA, where they will face the Hurrrrnets and their star guard, Chris Paul.

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I am aware that it is absolutely asinine to assume that the Lakers (5-0) will roll to an 82-0 record over the course of the season. It is absurd to even expect them to win 70 games.

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Although the NBA season is entering it’s third week, it sure doesn’t feel like it thus far for the Lakers (4-0).

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Although the Lakers and the Clippers share the same city, it sometimes feels like they are worlds apart.

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There is something so tragic to me about the Denver Nuggets and how their roster is constructed. It borders somewhere between crazy genius and just plain crazy.

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So as game two of eighty-two approaches, the Lakers look to improve upon the schematics that they utilized last night.

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It is said that the events of the past dictate what the future holds. If you look specifically at the Lakers recent past, the last time we saw them in a game that mattered, they sat sullen on the bench, faces grim, watching their NBA Championship dreams be beaten out of them to the tune of a 39-point massacre.

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In an effort to truly make the Lakers Nation Podcast an all inclusive and interactive experience, Andrew Rafner will moderate a running conversation about Laker basketball following the news and notes of the Voice of the Nation.

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After an unassuming loss to Utah Tuesday night in Anaheim, the Laker preseason Tour de Love rolls up to the bleeding heart of the Golden State's Central Valley.

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The 2008-09 season unofficially kicks off with the hallowed first game of the preseason at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.

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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.