L.A. Lakers, Jon Jones, Barry Bonds and Tuesday’s Late Sports Buzz

The LA Lakers, Jon Jones and Barry Bonds have been kind enough to give us a little sporting fix as we jones for the return of March Madness.

The Lakers are rolling. They have lost only once since the All-Star game, and not even playing without the suspended Andrew Bynum could derail them against a surging Portland squad.

Tonight they will try to win in the second and final game of his suspension as they go against the Phoenix Suns. It is a game with tremendous playoff seeding implications.

The Lakers hold a one-game lead over the Dallas Mavericks for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, and the Suns are fighting for their playoff lives as they are 2.5 games out of the No. 8 seed.

The Suns should be thankful they are only fighting NBA teams and not UFC champ, Jon Jones.

Jones, 23 years old, became the sport's youngest champion when he won the light-heavyweight title with shocking ease against Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua.

It sounds like Rashad Evans may be up next for Jones.

Up next for us is a person who started his career as a light-heavyweight and retired as a super-heavyweight: Barry Bonds.

Bonds' perjury trial is underway, and get this, his former personal trainer, Greg Anderson refused to testify. Anderson is now in custody...again. His unsurprising refusal to testify is a blow to the prosecution's case, and leaves me—and I am sure many others—wondering why our government is going to this expense.

We'll have plenty more on this topic and many others. So, stay right here and chip in your opinion as we pass the time until the NCAA Tournament resumes.

Read more Los Angeles Lakers news on BleacherReport.com


About the Author