Many words have been written over time about the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association–and now, with the explosion of Lakers Blogs across the internet, the casual fan can have their say right along with the professional journalist. The Lakers are the NBA's version of the New York Yankees, with an impressive 16 championships and 57 playoff appearances in the franchise's rich history. Interested in the Lakers? Then point your browser to one of these Lakers Blogs.
- Lakers Nation. Billing itself as the "Biggest Fan Site Community For Fans, By Fans," this Lakers Blog grew out of a website founded to convince star Kevin Garnett to sign with the Lakers. It didn't work, but got such a large reaction that the organizers decided to refocus on all things Lakers. The Lakers Nation Blog offers news, commentary, podcasts, video and more. Visit the site at: http://lakersnation.com.
- Lakers Blog. Found at the site of the Los Angeles Times newspaper, this Lakers Blog provides up-to-the-minute news and opinion, as well as fan commentary. The blog supplements the everyday news coverage of the Lakers provided by the Times' staff. Lakers Blog is currently authored by sportswriter Mark Medina.
- Basketblog. The web isn't just for fans, and this Lakers Blog is the team's official voice -- the self-styled "official blog of the 16-time world champions." Basketblog provides articles, interviews, photos, video and official statistics to the rabid Laker fan community.
- Land O'Lakers. ESPN has expanded its Internet activities to include sites focuses on larger cities such as Los Angeles. Land O'Lakers is the ESPN Los Angeles blog focusing on the Lakers. The blog offers mostly text -- commentary and news as well as statistics -- and is written by two former writers for the L.A. Times.
- Forum Blue and Gold. A pure fan blog, Forum Blue and Gold provides news and commentary, as well as elements of multimedia such as video. The author of this Lakers Blog makes clear that the blog focuses on news on-the-court -- not the soap operaish elements that surround a team with the popularity of the Lakers.