Lakers Outsiders was founded in 2015 by Anthony Irwin, Gary Kester, Harrison Faigen, Matt Vazin, and Ryan Kelapire. Since then, many of the founders have moved on to other sites and endeavors. We will always have a special place in our hearts for them, and now they have a special place on the site as well.
Honi is a tired boy. When he’s not busy daydreaming about Marcelo Huertas, he’s telling everyone that Nevada will win the National Championship. In following his idols, JaVale McGee and Pierre, Honi is currently taking applications for alter ego names.
Kyle is a sports writer for the Dispatch-Argus. He’s previously been seen on Call to the Pen and Laconic Mnemonic. When he isn’t busy with us or with his real job, Kyle plays way too much Fortnite with the rest of the crew and is the best builder on a console. He also enjoys food.
Dillon is a student at Ohio University and likes to believe he had a hand in recruiting LeBron James to the Lakers. He writes from time to time but also does all the graphics you see from LO. As the only verified Anthony Brown stan, he is still recovering from the pain of him being waived.
His Twitter account is mostly Jennifer Lawrence gifs.
Gary is a student at Boise State University and he is on track to graduate in 2047. He still claims Julius Randle, D’Angelo Russell and Marcus Mariota as his sons. You can probably find him angrily tweeting about the Tennessee Titans and less angrily about the Lakers. Gary also loves potatoes.
Thai Luong is a graduate student in the department of English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He is currently in his second year of the Master’s program. His interests revolve around Vietnamese American literature, Asian American literature, and diaspora studies.
Sheen once had a Jordan Farmar jersey and has air-balled a free throw in Staples Center, so he and Ed Davis have that in common. He also once streamed on Twitch but due to a hectic schedule, he isn’t able to as much as he wants anymore. He roots for a bad soccer team and has some interesting opinions on Destiny 2.
Deanna Chapman is a Music Industry graduate who has a love for all things pop culture. She’s an avid reader and writer and always willing to geek out. She hosts a podcast called Welcome to Geekdom.
Drew is currently attending University of California, Riverside and likes to think he’s on track to be an English professor. When he’s not tweeting about anime he occasionally tweets about the Lakers and meeting people in Temecula. Drew is probably fired.
Kendrew Abueg is the most distinguished California State University: Fullerton Alumni that follows the Lakers. He is the second most handsome person on this writing staff and first most Filipino
Friends of the Site
Grant sometimes designs photoshops for the site, but he works for Silver Screen and Roll most of the time. You can pay him to do photoshops if you want. He’s known to enjoy steak for snacks.
Muskan is a friend of the site who does no writing whatsoever but occasionally replies to our twitter account with wittiness and sarcasm. She also runs the Instagram account that you can follow here.