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In the South Bay, Six Man isn't just a beach event, it's a way of life - and the most dehydrating holiday Manhattan Beach has to offer. For the uninitiated, here's the breakdown of the annual Charlie Saikley Six Man Beach Volleyball Tournament: you drink, you watch gorgeous people play insane games of volleyball, and you keep drinking until the not-so-gorgeous people become gorgeous. This year's Six Man took place yesterday, and although the city moved the tournament from a weekend to a Wednesday-Thursday setup in an effort to crack down on the DUI's and arrests, the beach cities party people were determined to make sure the shwasty spirit of Six Man was kept alive. From the kooky costumes to the chiseled players, here's a look at the long-standing traditions of Six Man that made their triumphant returns Manhattan Beach yesterday.
For two nights this week, Dodger Stadium got the Staples Center courtside treatment from when the Lakers used to last more than a week in the playoffs with the Zen Master shepherding them to Championships. With superstar rookie Yasiel Puig helping to spark a hot streak and under the new co-ownership Magic Johnson, Tuesday and Wednesday night's games against the New York Yankees drew major star power to the once bankrupt franchise's home turf. Sporting either L.A. blue or NY gray and navy, entertainment giants Samuel L. Jackson, Jack Nicholson, Jay-Z, Christina Aguilera, LL Cool J, as well as superstar athletes Cristiano Ronaldo, James Harden and the Black Mamba himself, Kobe Bryant, among many others, claimed their teams.
It may not be summer just yet, but "summerlike" is the colorful word Accuweather is using to describe L.A.'s delightful forecast for the week, so we'll take it. As far as we are concerned, if it's shorts-and-sandals weather with the sun staying out well past the workday, aside from the absence of Lakers games since they put their historically horrendous season out of its misery in the first round of playoffs, there's almost no difference between the real thing. We strongly encourage you maximize these gorgeous days through one of our favorite pastimes in an open-air setting: happy hour-ing. After you've put in a full day's work (or even if you're funemployed), hit up one of L.A.'s seven best bars and restaurants for patio and rooftop happy hours where you can enjoy the summerlike air under the sunset with food and drinks for totally reasonable prices. More>>
Yesterday, the basketball world lost one of its most beloved figures with the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss, 80, owner of the L.A. Lakers since 1979. He embodied the American dream, rising from near poverty to help foster, nurture and own a team he loved and helped lead to their 10 NBA championships under his 34-year command. He branded, befriended, and bolstered the team, created their "Showtime" slogan, and turned its $16 million value into billion-dollar franchise. We celebrate his legacy with a photo roundup of some candid and memorable moments from his life and career.
Jerry Buss celebrates 1985 NBA Finals with the L.A. Lakers [via]
Los Angeles and the basketball world mourns a hero with the passing of beloved L.A. Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, 80, who lost his battle with cancer this morning. Under his ownership since 1979, the Lakers won 10 NBA Championships. More»
From his weighty courtside heart to hearts with former NBA players to his very public man-kisses with John C. Reilly, there would be nothing unusual about renowned Lakers fan Will Ferrell sitting on the floor at a home game. Unless of course he appeared there not as a fan, but as the STAPLES Center red coat security guard named "Ted Vagina" with zero qualms about ejecting 325lbs of Shaquille O'Neal from the venue, as was the case caught on video at last night's game against the Phoenix Suns. Confused? More»
You're bound to see more celebrities at the Staples Center than almost anywhere else in L.A., and these days you get to see them in one of their most vulnerable states: watching the Lakers play ugly. Although the Lakers may be shamelessly flushing the season down the toilet not be up to par this season with their 12-14 record despite acquiring Steve Nash and Superman himself Dwight Howard, the stars are still out supporting the purple and gold in hopes of a victory, even if just by squeaking one point over the Charlotte Bobcats (again, the Bobcats!). In the months of November and December we've seen David Beckham, Ashton Kutcher, Will Ferrell and more on the floor to witness it all—good, adequate, but mostly inferior—unfold on the court. Check out our slideshow for a collection of their many emotions you too may be experiencing as you watch the Lakers this season.
With the Knicks and Nets battling to become the fan-favorite team in New York this season, a good number of celebrities have come out and parked themselves courtside to show their support. In the past few months, we've seen Spike Lee and the rest of the famous faithful (including Anna Wintour) cheer on the Knicks, while Jay-Z and Beyonce have led the charge in Brooklyn. Check out our slideshow to see what New Yorkers have made it onto the court this season. More»
You're bound to see more celebrities at the Staples Center than almost anywhere else in L.A., and these days you get to see them in one of their most vulnerable states: watching the Lakers play ugly. In the last few months we've seen David Beckham, Ashton Kutcher, Will Ferrell and more on the floor to witness it all—good, adequate, but mostly inferior—unfold on the court. Check out our slideshow for a collection of their many emotions you too may be experiencing as you watch the Lakers this season. More>>
-In evil empire news, Disney will drop $4.05 billion, with a "B", to acquire total control of the Star Wars franchise which it plans to exploit through TV, consumer products, theme parks and film sequels every few years with Star Wars: Episode 7 already announced for 2015. [LATimes]
-Incredibly, there's such a thing as "gay conversion therapy," a type of treatment meant to turn gay teenagers straight, and California is now the first state to pass a bill banning such de-gaying "quackery." [KABC]
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