Best Writing


For basketball players on the edge of the NBA like Josh Magette, Summer League is about betting on yourself (For Vice Sports)

David Nwaba is living his dream and trying to make a mark on the Lakers

Meet Calvin Roberts, the 61-year-old seriously trying to make an NBA roster

Lonzo Ball passed LeBron James’ first test for him months ago

In an impressive predraft workout that addressed all of the criticisms of his game, Svi Mykhailiuk showed the Lakers he’s more than just a shooter. At Las Vegas Summer League, he’s getting started on showing the rest of the NBA.

The friendship that’s fueled Cal State Fullerton baseball

Isaac Bonga is staying patient as the Lakers develop him

Robert Upshaw’s turbulent road into and out of the D-League, in his own words

Kobe Bryant’s farewell season, in his own words

Andre Ingram is the greatest three-point shooter you’ve never heard of

Ivica Zubac is determined to show the Lakers what he can do on the court, and in FIFA

Going to Universal Studios with Jordan Clarkson to discover the magic behind the Lakers’ hot start

D’Angelo Russell is still having fun, even while his game matures

Thomas Bryant wants to be the best two-way big man in the league

Jordan Clarkson is confident in himself and his future with the Lakers

What can Lakers fans expect from Luke Walton?

An inside look at Cal State Fullerton’s pregame preparation process

Coverage for 2016 Summer League in Las Vegas

Coverage of the 2016 Olympics

Austen Awosika is CSUF men’s basketball’s brash, trash-talking leader, and he hopes to join his friend Lonzo Ball as an NBA player someday


Josh Magette will play for the Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers in Summer League

Anthony Brown will play in Las Vegas Summer League

The Lakers plan to work out Luke Petrasek

Two D-Fenders discuss what Luke Walton is like as a coach

Cal State Fullerton women’s soccer fails to repeat as Big West Tournament champions

Film Breakdowns/Analysis:

D’Angelo Russell and Ivica Zubac could form a promising duo for the Lakers

What would Brandon Ingram bring to the Lakers?

Kobe Bryant thought Tarik Black ‘changed the game’ for the Lakers

Comparing the early returns on D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay’s rookie seasons

Jordan Clarkson is already an effective scorer, but his defense needs work

NBA Draft: Jaylen Brown would be a worthy third-overall pick for the Lakers

Team USA shows off it’s stifling defense during their first game in Rio (for SB Nation)

How Julius Randle went ‘Hulk smash’ on the Philadelphia 76ers

Podcasts/Radio Appearances:

Recorded an episode of the Sedano show at ESPN studios in Los Angeles

Ronny Turiaf joins Harrison’s final episode of Locked on Lakers

Larry Nance, Jr. discusses dunking on Ivica Zubac and more on Locked on Lakers

Josh Magette on the D-Fenders season, D’Angelo Russell telling him to get the ball to Ivica Zubac and the differences between the D-League and the movie “Semi-Pro”

Chris McGee on Lonzo and LaVar Ball, the NBA Draft, potential Paul George trades and more

Jalen Rose on the Lakers and Kobe Bryant scoring 81 points, plus Fred Katz on the Lakers and Thunder/Russell Westbrook

Guest appearance on SB Nation’s Limited Upside Podcast to discuss the Lakers’ lottery luck and the draft process in general

Discussed the Lakers and the NBA Draft on Gunther and Ben in the Afternoon on 1320 KFAN


That time I caught D’Angelo Russell hitting a ridiculous halfcourt shot in warm-ups (RIP Vine):


D’Angelo Russell has hilarious advice for Ben Simmons before the NBA Draft

Kobe Bryant is going to be an announcer in 2K, so I tried to imagine what that would be like

Lakers make rookies Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac sing karaoke

Lakers play some of the worst defense you will ever see in an NBA game

Lil B says he might put a curse on D’Angelo Russell

A review of Matthew Dellavedova’s coffee for SB Nation

Link to all of my blog posts, the majority of which are shortform/breaking news reports