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Lakers' Kobe Bryant comes down with the ball as New Orleans Hornets' James Posey is called for a personal and technical foul | AP Photo/Danny Moloshok

New Orleans Hornets defeat LA Lakers 116-105. Seriously. Wake us up when the playoffs arrive.

Dallas Mavericks defeat LA Clippers 107-102. If the loss isn't televised, does that mean it never happened?

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Anaheim Ducks defeat LA Kings 3-1. Yet again the Kings blow it in the third period.

Notable Notes

  • The LA Times is saying the Giants are thinking about giving Manny Ramirez an offer. The Evil Four-Letter Network is saying that the Giants can't afford him. Meanwhile the Dodgers have offered the 41-year old Trevor Hoffman a one-year contract to save games. What does this all mean? Absolutely nothing.
  • Call me a sucker, but I absolutely love the MLB Network. On their first day they alternated their Hot Stove show with Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series for the New York Yankees against the reigning champs Brooklyn Dodgers. Imagine seeing Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Enos Slaughter and Pee Wee Reese. Amazing! They kept the old school Gillette commercials, and it featured none other than Vin Scully calling the second half of the game. Just so you know Scully will begin his 60th season broadcasting games for the Dodgers this season. Amazing.
  • So much has been made about LeBron James finally getting called for a travel Sunday against the Washington Wizards. He called his "signature move" a "crab dribble." You be the judge. Here is LeBron's move:

    Here is an actual crab dribble: