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  • joined Feb 21, 2011
  • last login Jul 09, 2014
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I am an actuary living in Lansing, MI. I was born and raised in southern California and grew up a Lakers fan. I went to college at the University of California - San Diego where I obtained bachelors degrees in math and economics. My favorite Lakers memory was when I got to go down and shoot before a game on the The Forum floor and see the players up close.

A Fan Of...

  • NBA Los Angeles Lakers
  • NFL San Diego Chargers
  • NCAAF USC Trojans
  • NCAAB Michigan St. Spartans
  • NASCAR Jimmie Johnson
User Blog

Lakers Trends - The Regular Season Ends

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The Lakers' season is coming to a close with only a pre-playoff scrimmage against the Sacramento Kings left on the schedule. As the schedule winds down, so does this Lakers Trends series. This...

Lakers Trends - A New Identity

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It's been a couple of weeks since we've updated the Lakers Trends post and there have been some major changes in the trends. The Lakers have now played 15 games with Ramon Sessions sporting purple...

Lakers Close Without Their Closer

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Tonight the Lakers faced an all too familiar situation. The mandatory timeout at the six minute mark in the fourth quarter saw the Lakers head to the sidelines down 8 points. This is usually the...

Lakers Trends - Sessions Improves Offense, Defense Disappears

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The Lakers remind me of my two-year-old son and an ice cream sundae. An ice cream sundae begins with two big scoops of ice cream as the foundation (Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum) covered with some...

Lakers-Blazers Preview: Teams Headed in Different Directions

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Tonight the Lakers take on the Portland Trail Blazers for the third and final time this season. The teams split the first two contests, each winning on its home floor. The Lakers-Blazers mini...

Andrew Bynum's Non-Breakout Season

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Andrew Bynum is genuinely regarded as the 2nd best center in the league. He is averaging almost 18 points and 13 rebounds per game. He was not only selected to his first All-Star game, but voted...

Lakers Trends - Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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What direction are the Lakers headed? Check out our latest in Lakers Trends

Lakers Offense: Meet Ramon Sessions and the Pick and Roll

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With Ramon Sessions in tow, the Los Angeles Lakers finally have the personnel to run the simplest and most effective play in basketball, the Pick and Roll

Lakers Trends - Small Bump in the Road

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Lakers got off to a rough start this week with two bad losses but rebounded with two close wins. Are the Lakers still headed in the right direction? Check out the latest Lakers Trends.

Lakers Trends - Heading In The Right Direction

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The Los Angeles Lakers seem to be heading in the right direction in the win column. Are their statistical trends doing the same?

Lakers Trends - At The Halfway Point

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Lakers are about to begin the second half of the season, which direction are they heading?

Is A Post All-Star Break Run Coming?

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Are the Lakers preparing to make a big run after the all-star break? We take a look at the pieces falling in place for one.

Lakers-Thunder Preview: Rage

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A preview of tonight's big game against the Thunder. Could it be the end of an era?

Lakers Trends - Going Well, Then Last Night Happened

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The Lakers played three games since last week's edition of Lakers Trends in which I claimed the team had firmly established their identity as a mediocre team. This week they seemed determine to...

Lakers Line-ups: Two Plus Two Doesn't Always Equal Four

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How to get more production out of the current roster? A look at line-ups that add up to more than the sum of the parts.

Lakers Trends - Identity Now Fully Established

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They are who we thought they were. The Lakers Trends show they have established their identity as nothing more than an average team.

Knicks Beat Lakers With Familiar Strategy

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Lakers fall to the Knicks 95-85. How did the Knicks do it without Carmelo Anthony or Amare Stoudamire? With a very familiar strategy.

Lakers 85, Knicks 92: Lin-sanity Continues

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The legend of Jeremy Lin continues to grow. The fan favorite lit up the Lakers for 38 points while dishing out 7 assists and seemed to provide an answer anytime the Lakers began to bring the game...

Lakers Trends - Moving in the Right Direction, Barely

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After another up and down week in which the Lakers went 2-2, are they headed in the right or wrong direction? We look to answer than in this week's Lakers Trends

In Measuring Stick Game, Lakers Come Up Short

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Lakers fall to 76ers, 90-95 as season-long issues continue to hurt this team.

Lakers 90, Sixers 95 - Williams Sparks Comeback, Spoils Kobe's Night

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The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Philadelphia 76ers tonight 95 to 90, dropping to 1-2 on their Grammys road trip. Kobe Bryant played like the "Black Mamba" in the first half as he scored 24...

Lakers are to Clippers, as Pau Gasol is to?

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Remember SAT analogies? Let's see if you can answer this Lakers related analogy:

Lakers-Jazz Preview: Here Comes Millsap

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Lakers look to keep their winning streak going in the second game of their annual Grammy trip. Can they do it? Check out our game preview.

Lakers-Bobcats Preview: Here Come Those Pesky Cats

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The Lakers a sure thing to win tonight against the league's worst team tonight, right? Not so fast. The Charlotte Bobcats have dealt the Lakers many blows over the years, even as heavy underdogs.

Lakers Trends - What Happened to the Rebounding?

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Lakers rediscover shooting touch, only to see rebounding prowess vanish. What does that mean for the direction of the team? Check out this week's trends.

Lakers Rediscover Power of Their Big Three

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The Lakers beat the Timberwolves tonight 106-101. How did they do it? We examine the results in our recap of tonight's action.

Lakers 106, Timberwolves 101: Lakers Snap Road Losing Streak

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The Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game road losing streak with a win in Minnesota tonight. The purple and gold built up an 18-point lead midway through the third quarter, only to see the T...

Lakers-Bucks Preview: No Reason to "Fear the Deer"

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Is there any reason for the the Lakers to "Fear the Deer"? Check out our preview of tonight's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks.

Lakers Trends - Oh How the Mighty have Fallen

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To say the Lakers are going through a rough patch is an understatement. They have been awful. But is the offense really to blame? Check out the latest Lakers Trends

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