Browsing Xavier Henry

Los Angeles Lakers – Jeremy Lin Becomes More Crucial With Every Injury

Posted on 19 Oct, 2014, by in NBA

The season hasn’t even begun and the Los Angeles Lakers are once again full to the brim with injuries. Jeremy Lin is part of that epidemic, but nothing too serious, unlike Steve Nash, the supposed starting point guard, who has been held back with different infliction since he joined the team. More

Los Angeles Lakers – Some Teams Have a Worse Defense

Posted on 26 Mar, 2014, by in NBA

There’s nothing left for the Los Angeles Lakers to do but wait until summer arrives. Meanwhile, facing a New York Knicks team that wants this season to last but aren’t good enough to make it happen, they get to break some scoring records, win 127-96 and get big nights from Xavier Henry and Nick Young. More

Timberwolves vs Lakers – Things Look Better Without Kobe Bryant

Posted on 21 Dec, 2013, by in NBA

It might not make too much sense, but the Los Angeles Lakers are a better team when Kobe Bryant isn’t playing, which showed in their 104-91 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, getting big nights from Pau Gasol, Xavier Henry and Nick Young, while on the other end Kevin Love couldn’t make up for his teammates not being up for the challenge. More

Kobe Bryant – Good or Bad For the Los Angeles Lakers?

Posted on 10 Dec, 2013, by in NBA

By giving an injured, 35-year old Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers made an economic, financial driven decision, not one based on the desire to win NBA titles in the near future. However, it isn’t all negative, and his return to the courts after 8 months of an Achilles Tendon injury keeping him away, might not be the worst thing in the world. More

Kings vs Lakers – The First Winning Streak of the Season

Posted on 25 Nov, 2013, by in NBA

What usually separates the good and bad teams in the NBA, aside from talent, is consistency. The Los Angeles Lakers once again prove the doubters wrong by beating the Sacramento Kings 100-86, getting to three consecutive wins, led by a suddenly efficient Pau Gasol with a 20-10 night and Xavier Henry, scoring 21 points. More

Xavier Henry & Jordan Hill Forced to Carry the Lakers

Posted on 13 Nov, 2013, by in NBA

There’s no order, no plan, to whatever’s happening with the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Mike D’Antoni is simply improvising, plugging in players in different roles until something clicks, waiting for you know who to return. It’s not consistent but generally, and especially in their very convincing 116-95 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, it works best with Xavier Henry and Jordan Hill on the floor. More

Los Angeles Lakers – Xavier Henry and & Jordan Hill Somehow Their Best Players

Posted on 4 Nov, 2013, by in NBA

Seeing the Los Angeles Lakers this season is quite a surreal experience, especially with Steve Nash and Pau Gasol, entrusted to lead the team while Kobe Bryant is away, playing so badly, and players like Xavier Henry and Jordan Hill becoming the most important factors this team has to rely on. More

Los Angeles Lakers – Xavier Henry and the ‘Bench Mob’?

Posted on 30 Oct, 2013, by in NBA

Very few people gave the Los Angeles Lakers the benefit of the doubt when it came to their chances of winning on opening night and succeeding in making the playoffs this season, but maybe there’s still hope as the performance by Xavier Henry and the rest of the bench unit shows that there might be more to this team than meets the eye. More

Los Angeles Lakers – Wasting Time Until Kobe Comes Back

Posted on 7 Oct, 2013, by in NBA

There’s not much to really expect from the Los Angeles Lakers as they lose their first game of the preseason, because Kobe Bryant isn’t part of the setup right now. Their loss to the Denver Nuggets is twice as meaningless as it usually would be because nothing you see on the court in terms of team cohesion and team blend matters, as Bryant has the knack to make everything different the moment he steps on the court. More