Ben R

  • joined May 18, 2009
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
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Beast or Burden: Turning the Corner


Even though the Lakers dropped the game to Miami, they need to try to maintain this effort and execution going forward.

Beast or Burden: Dealing with Adversity


As much as the Lakers salvaged their road trip in Charlotte, the way they went about their play there and in Boston was troubling, and the Lakers' stars can't fall into such extended straits of...

Beast or Burden: Murphy's Law


As the Lakers' stars drop one after another, the team will have to depend on the role players that have stepped up in their absence to carry them.

Beast or Burden: Being Thankful


As the Lakers squeak out a win against Detroit, we should be thankful for the breaks finally going their way for once this season.

Beast or Burden: Keeping the Faith


Looking at the Lakers' back-to-back against New Orleans and Phoenix and how despite the disappointment in the latter game, they should keep adhering to the new style of play they have embraced.

Beast or Burden: A New Foundation


Looking at the Lakers' win over the Thunder and whether they are creating a new way to win with Kobe Bryant leading the way as the primary playmaker.

Beast or Burden: A New Start


The latest iteration in the "Beast or Burden" series covering the Lakers' win against the Bucks and their stupendous defensive effort.

Beast or Burden: Baby Steps


In this iteration of the "Beast or Burden" series, we cover the Lakers' win against Cleveland, Earl Clark's continued good play, and whether the team can turn over a new leaf.

Beast or Burden: Inflection Point


In this iteration of the "Beast or Burden" series, we discuss whether the Lakers should start thinking about next season and the impressive performance from Earl Clark against San Antonio.

Beast or Burden: Uncertain Times


In this iteration of the "Beast or Burden" series, we cover the Lakers' rotations and the increasing danger of falling into a hole too deep to dig out of.

Beast or Burden: Hitting Their Stride


Covering the Lakers' victory against the Trail Blazers and the progress they have made since their previous matchup in October.

Beast or Burden: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back


Covering the Lakers' back-to-back against the Knicks and Nuggets, covering the changed dynamic with Steve Nash at the head and how the Lakers' defense and role players need to step up.

Beast or Burden: The Magic Comes Back


A review of the Lakers' performance against the Golden State Warriors, with particular attention on the effect Steve Nash's return had on the team as a whole.

Beast or Burden: Margin of Error


In the latest iteration of the "Beast or Burden" series, we cover the Lakers' effort problems against Utah and some things that need to change.

Beast or Burden: Examining our Expectations


Looking at the Lakers' loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in this iteration of "Beast or Burden," with particular attention to how the Lakers competed despite the deficit and injury situation.

Beast or Burden: Hitting the Milestones


Looking at the Lakers' performances against the Rockets and Hornets, with particular attention to the good work Chris Duhon has had in managing the offense and some shooting woes elsewhere on the...

Beast or Burden: Missing the Essentials


Covering the Lakers' recent spat of games and noting the sources of their inconsistency.

Beast or Burden: Changing Fortunes


A review of the Lakers' two games against Memphis and Dallas and how Mike D'Antoni made the necessary adjustments to get more production out of his frontcourt.

Beast or Burden: Giving Thanks


As we survey the start of the Mike D'Antoni era in Los Angeles, we give thanks to the players who performed well in the Lakers last two games and hope those who did not do as well pick up their...

Beast or Burden: Spewing Flames


Latest in the "Beast or Burden" series, covering the Lakers' win against Houston and the great play of just about everyone on the roster.

Beast or Burden: Week(end) at Bernie's


Looking at the Lakers' victory over the Phoenix Suns, as most everyone played well, including an exceptional performance by Jordan Hill.

Beast or Burden: Game of Inches


Examining the Lakers' loss to the San Antonio Spurs, with emphasis on their stellar defense and the ridiculousness of Kobe Bryant's otherworldly efficiency.

Beast or Burden: Navigating the Interregnum


Looking at the Lakers' two games against the Warriors and Kings as Bernie Bickerstaff holds down the fort for Mike D'Antoni.

Return to Showtime: Hiring Mike D'Antoni


Examining the hire of Mike D'Antoni, including how he will impact the offense and defense, as well as his fit with the current roster.

Returning to the Top: Looking at Phil Jackson


Examining the wonders of Phil and his fit with the current roster, especially Steve Nash.

Beast or Burden: Courting Despair


Latest iteration in the "Beast or Burden" series, covering the Lakers' trends against the Utah Jazz, with a particular focus on the lack of execution and effort.

Beast or Burden: Back on Track


Covering the Lakers' trends against the Detroit Pistons, headlined by Steve Blake and the downside by Antawn Jamison.

Beast or Burden: Inauspicious Beginnings


Latest iteration of the "Beast or Burden" series, covering the Lakers' performance in their opening three games this season.

Lakers Waive Andrew Goudelock


Lakers continue their training camp cuts by releasing Andrew Goudelock. A few words on Goudelock and the possible implications for the Lakers' roster and rookie Darius Johnson-Odom.

Previewing the Lakers' Bench


Analyzing the Lakers' primary reserves and the combinations with the starters that could maximize their efficacy.

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