- Part 3

James Worthy: Lakers must continue to play like a team in tough stretch

The Lakers are finally starting to look like a cohesive team and it’s paying dividends as they are officially in the playoffs picture. Staying there isn’t going to be easy. It’s going to rely on the team’s ability to exercise mind over matter and win throughout a tough stretch of games. The Lakers now face a tough part of their schedule where they must play 10 of their last 18 games on the road, play four back-to-backs and have nine...

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James Worthy: Remembering Chick

Check out this video interview I did with Chick Hearn. Chick was the best. He just knew so much about the game. What’s your best memory of Chick, Laker Nation? ‘Til next time, Big Game   Big Game James Worthy is an NCAA champ, 3-time NBA champ and an MVP with the Los Angeles Lakers, a hall of famer, philanthropist and an Analyst for Time Warner Cable SportsNet. For more information or to contact Big Game for an appearance...

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James Worthy: Kobe Bryant is in a league of his own

After 17 years of being in the league, Kobe Bryant is doing something I have never seen as a player or a basketball analyst. Usually, when a star player accumulates as many miles as he has, you see him playing in a diminished role. The reason is that his body doesn’t allow him to play like he used to, hence fewer minutes. But that’s NOT the case with Kobe. Kobe seems to have taken a page from the greats: Michael, Magic and Bird, and taken...

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James Worthy: Lakers must capitalize on overcoming adversity

The Lakers need to use the last seven minutes of the Hornets game as an example of the way they should play for the rest of the season. There have been plenty of moments this season where it looked like they were about to turn a corner, only to take a step backwards. To comeback and fight like they did Wednesday night against the Hornets (especially after the disappointing loss in OKC), shows that they are still capable of coming together, and...

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Watch out for that sucker puncher in Boston

“Beat L.A.!” “Boston Sucks!” I can still hear these chants in my sleep! I can still picture it all: the site of the Boston Harbor driving into Copley Square, just a few blocks from the old Boston Garden, a rat hole of a gym. Trust me, there was nothing about the old Boston Garden that made you feel like you were playing in an arena. No heat in the winter. No air condition during those humid, hot-as-hell playoffs in June. Dead spots in...

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