Entries by Mateo Mayorga

Mateo’s Hoops Diary: Purple & Mold in Los Angeles

The Lakers keep getting kicked while they are down from members of their past outfit.  James Worthy always keeps it real on the halftime broadcast, but now Magic Johnson, another Lakers legend emerged from the shadows with condemnation for the underachieving group.  He said the owner deserved better.    It’s some impeccable timing.  Jeanie Buss […]

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: Kyrie Irving Won

Kyrie Irving won.  It probably won’t be long either before the Nets change course on their decision not to bring him back.     Inexplicably, the Brooklyn Nets swallowed their words in the middle of a league-wide covid outbreak. And they shouldn’t have.  It was only on Oct. 29 when team owner Joe Tsai said it […]

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: Zion, Pelicans’ Season Over Before it Started

The New Orleans Pelicans can’t catch a break.  The latest setback to their cornerstone player Zion Williamson probably ends any hope the team had of even making the play-in tournament.  Given the cascade of complications the squad has endured, once again, the future must remain a priority.     The slow progress of Williamson’s rehabilitation of […]