I’m a big Lakers fan. Always have been. Last night’s Lakers-Celtics game was intense, to say the least.
Ron Artest played an amazing game. His post game comments are classic.
He has a single coming out.
He thanks his psychiatrist.
“Kobe never passes me the ball!”
And he wants to go to the club.
I got the Lakers in six games.
We will live stream Air Thunder tonight at 7 on NewsOK and thunder.nba.com. The crew will be set up outside the Ford Center, weather permitting and it sounds like it will permit.
Plenty of Thunder stories, analysis, blogs, photos and videos can be found on NewsOK’s Thunder page. (And it’s sponsored by our friends at Homeland.) Game time tonight is 8:30.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks (dead ringer for Liam Neeson in my opinion) was named NBA Coach of the Year yesterday. Watch the press conference in its entirety below.
One of the innovations OPUBCO has embraced is putting video cameras in the hands of reporters.
The idea is OPUBCO can develop a Verizon-network-map system of coverage by having video cameras wherever our reporters are. So instead of just a handful of videographers running around to various assignments, we have 30, 40 or 50 cameras within various neighborhoods, communities and events around the state.
And at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Berry Tramel and Darnell Mayberry traveled with the Oklahoma City Thunder to Los Angeles for Games 1 and 2 of the opening round NBA playoffs series. Berry shot the above video of Pau Gasol and Jeff Green. Gasol from his presser. Green in the locker room.
It’s a great example of “bringing back a visual pull-quote” to go within an article on NewsOK. Contextual content to give the reader a better multimedia experience.
Lakers Roundtable: Mark Medina and The Oklahoman’s Darnell Mayberry preview the Lakers-Thunder series
I follow the LA Times’ Mark Medina as one of their Lakers bloggers. His blogs are often more in depth and more informative than his newspaper’s reporters. And I’m not sure if it’s because the LA Times merely repurposes the print story to the online version and Medina’s blogs are whatever length they need to be. But it’s a better read for me to see the longer version, and it often contains more info.
As I’ve said before, I’m a big Lakers fan. Medina and The Oklahoman’s Darnell Mayberry hook up in the above vid to discuss the first round clash between the defending champs and the hometown heroes.
As a proud Laker fan I think LA will beat OKC in 4 or 5 games, but neither team is playing well. The Thunder have lost four of their last five, LA has lost three of its last four with two games remaining. Both teams look tired to me. Kobe is banged up. The Thunder will either thrive in the playoff pressure or gain some valuable lessons for next season.
Regardless, it’s a great time of year – the NBA playoffs! Hopefully storm season won’t take up too much of the screen.