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Los Angeles Lakers

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Donald Sterling is More Fit to Own a Cotton Plantation Than an NBA team

    Donald Sterling is a magical, special type of individual. In addition to owning the LA Clippers, he also has a strong history of publicly spilling blatantly racist statements about his contracted athletes and other minorities. Despite his very well-known history, he somehow always manages to survive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Beer Geeks Brave Long, Cold Wait for Perennial Artisan Ales's Barrel-Aged Abraxas

    The first hardy soul arrived around 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Dressed against the frigid weather in a black North Face jacket and a black watch cap emblazoned with the Los Angeles Lakers logo, the man who would introduce himself to Gut Check simply as Doug positioned himself outside the entrance of P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Breastaurant Uniforms Owner Terra Watson: The Gut Check Interview

    Last year, Gut Check noted that St. Louis was far ahead of the emerging national trend in breastaurants. (If you can't figure the term out for yourself, it refers to Hooters, The Tilted Kilt and their ilk.) This week, the Associated Press reported that the breastaurant industry is positively booming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Pro Sports Team Owners, New Stadiums and You

    Writer Jeremy Repanich has an interesting piece about his time working for the Seattle Sonics over at Deadspin this afternoon. Included in his account of the team's final years in the Emerald City is an insider's view of then-owner Howard Schultz's unsuccessful quest to force the public to build a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Stan Kroenke May Win the Dodgers Bidding War Tomorrow

    ​Major League Baseball's owners are expected to hold a phone-in vote tomorrow to determine which of the three remaining suitors for the Los Angeles Dodgers will earn the right to fork over an estimated $1.5 billion for the team, and the right to join the exclusive owners' club. Owners get snazzy b ... More >>

  • News

    September 1, 2011
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    August 17, 2005

    Bench the Billiken

    Unreal seeks divine inspiration at the Pulpit Masters audition and laments the pending prohibition of the SLU Billiken. Plus, our newest feature: Somebody Buy my Crap!

  • News

    September 1, 2004

    Tallboys

    The answer to Larry Bird's prayers for a white basketball savior might reside just off Highway 67 in Poplar Bluff

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Sports Bar

    DB's Sports Bar

  • News

    December 4, 2002

    Feed the Beast

    Everybody wants Hazelwood Central's Kalen Grimes and St. Louis' junior class of hoopsters. But recruiting in the city is a courtship dance and a high-maintenance affair.

  • News

    May 31, 2000

    Quit Looking Over My Shoulder

    Local honchos stop the press at a stadium-financing confab; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles

  • Film

    April 19, 2000

    Love & Basketball

    Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood

  • News

    April 19, 2000
  • News

    April 19, 2000

    Card Sharks

    The St. Louis Cardinals want your money for their $370 million ballpark. But before the game begins, somebody needs to reshuffle the deck.

  • News

    March 24, 1999

    Nothin' But Net

    An obsession with basketball takes CBC seniors Ryan Johnson and D.J. Hogue through a successful -- but heartbreaking -- season

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