I am currently dating the girl of my dreams, but there is one big problem I have been dealing with for the past three months. I live in Los Angeles and she lives in Chicago — Waukegan actually, but same difference — and will be there until June, making our relationship a long-distance one. And… Continue reading The five stages of surviving a long-distance relationship
My whole life, I have always been competitive. Not very talented, mind you, but competitive. Growing up, my dad and I would play backgammon all the time. He is the best player in my family and it is not uncommon for people to challenge him during family parties. So learning from him was (and still… Continue reading To compete or not to compete?
Since the breakup of the 2012-2013 Los Angeles Lakers “super team” — which I put in air quotes since the Nash/Bryant/Peace/Gasol/D. Howard team ended up being a train wreck of a team that lost in the first round of the playoffs — the team has been in rebuild mode. Collect draft picks and draft a… Continue reading Should they stay or should they go?
In 2009, during my first year of college, I needed to make a major decision. A decision that would change the course of my life forever. I needed to decide what I wanted to do with my chest hair. I am a Persian man, and like most Persian men do, I have a hairy chest.… Continue reading Chest hair in the NBA
Anyone who knows me knows that I love watching TV shows and movies. I can binge watch shows with the best of them and have seen more movies than I can count. I truly don’t think that there has been a day in the last five years where I have not said a movie line… Continue reading My Top Five Lakers Comparisons
On Thursday, February 23rd, NBA fans around the league were on the edge of their seats. And so was I. Last Thursday was the NBA trade deadline… ahh gotcha. This isn’t another trade deadline piece. Guys who are way more plugged into front offices around the league than I am have written articles about the… Continue reading Tips for Dating a Lakers Fan
Last offseason, no one was hyping up Jordan Clarkson more than me. In the post-Kobe era, I was convinced that Clarkson, who I like to refer to as JC (shoutout to NSYNC), was going to become my favorite Laker. After being drafted with the 46th overall pick in the 2014 draft, JC surprised everyone by becoming… Continue reading Jordan Clarkson, You Broke my Heart
Everyone has those moments that burn into their memories forever. The day you marry the love of your life, the first moment you look into the eyes of your child or even your first time having sex. Since I have not experienced any of these things — I know you’re reading this mom! — those… Continue reading The Top 5 Los Angeles Lakers Moments of my Life
Last Friday, as I opened a Corona bottle and started watching a Lakers/Celtics game, I was reminded of a funny story. In the summer of 2008, I had oral surgery to remove all four of my wisdom teeth at once. It’s a fairly noninvasive procedure, so I wasn’t nervous. “We’re going to put you under… Continue reading How the Boston Celtics Became my Least Favorite Team
Luol Deng of the Los Angeles Lakers is a 13-year veteran in the NBA. He has been an all-star twice and has a net worth of about 60 million dollars. He was also born in Wau, South Sudan, at a time when it was still a part of Sudan. Since the fourth grade, I have… Continue reading This isn’t Just Politics