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Phil Jackson will have his left hip replaced (with, we can only assume, an artificial one) this morning.  Unlike with last season's procedure on the right hip, he should be good to go in plenty of time for training camp.   Perhaps it's worth checking in on Johnny Buss' MySpace page to see how he feels about it.  After all, this Dr. Jerry progeny, who has no input into hoops decisions, has already used it to express his opinion on the Kobe drama.  Are there any cousins or former classmates who'd like to weigh in, too?  Long lost uncles or orphaned children?

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EXHELODRVR......sorry dude but there doesnt seem to be much else going on and i got a bitt carried away.....over here afl.....australian rules football ....is the most popular sport...i do go to games but .....the number one sport in my mind is ....basketball....nba...and locally...nbl....alot of my mates just dont get it ................basketball rules.........then the rest can go jump.....

Fatty,
The problem is not that the big cities have poor teams. The problem is that the quality of the play overall has gone down.

Too many teams, emphasizing the individual instead of the team, players coming out too soon, too much guaranteed money.

Address those issues, don't just make it easier for a few teams.

Fatty and VMan,

Thanks for your replies. I must remember my optimism in the first half of this season.

Kobe Bryant is the best player in basketball.
Phil Jackson is the best player in the history of professional basketball.
Our assistant coaches are the best assistant coaches in professional basketball.
Lamar Odom is a remarkable player.
Luke Walton is a winner.
Farmar and Bynum are future Great players.
We have a group of strong centers: Bynum, Mihm, Kwame, Turiaf.
Our role players are young and bound to get stronger under Jackson's tuteledge: Sasha, Mighty Mo, and Cookie Monster.
Smush is gone.
Vlad the Impaler is a very good player who had the worst and most regrettable year of his career. He will surprise next year.

I'm not worried about us making the second round of the playoffs with no changes next year. That will happen.

I want us back in the Finals.

We need the Buss family to lose money this year so we can reach the Finals. It's worth it because Farmar and Bynum will lead us again into the Finals in future years.

GO LAKERS!

thirty 2

OK. Thanks so much for the enlightenment.

One of the problems is the use of word terms. Nothing wrong with the difference.

American Baseball has a pitcher and the ball is thrown or pitched.
Bowling is a game where the ball is rolled on the lane to knock pins down.

After re=reading your post 3 times, I have figured out a few things, but questions still remain.

Did you mean 23 feet or 23 meters? A ball coming at you at 100 mph at 23 feet would seem very hard to see, let alone hit.

The goal of the bowler is to make the batter miss and hit the target (Wicket)?
Or have the batter miss and have the man catch the ball?

How many chances does the batter get before he is called out?

Test Match. 5 days? How many hours total is that? Per Day?

How do they score points?

I've seen Cricket played in a movie once, that's all. I'm willing to learn.

Fatty - Like you, waitng for Laker news to happen. Our season ended too soon.

PS. Cricket is on the TV here, but it cost a lot of money to watch. I work for Rubert Murdoch selling his TV programs for Directv. Cricket is one of the most expensive ones I sell.

EX

As you can see, I'm bored and am looking for something to argue about. lol

But something needs to be done and is open for debate. To help owners make good decisions the NBA a few years back blocked teams from trading away consecutive #1's. One owner traded away his teams future.

Add to the fact most big city market teams are poor quality, the NBA has had some bad pr lately. We now have the NBA security force roaming about looking for violations of rules.

TV playoff ratings are in decline. When a big city team is in the finals, the viewers love to root for the little guy or the sure winner. But at least they get behind it. I love basketball and I never watched one whole title game this year.

Fatty

BrandonC
"Why do you guys keep feeding material to Gunner24? He is a scumbag low life who obviously knows very little about basketball

Probably smells bad too!"

HEY KID? WHAT ARE YOU? ABOUT 18-22 YRS OLD. NOT USE TO TRASH TALKING SO, PERSONAL ATTACKS ARE YOU FAVORITE. DID I HIT A NERVE?


LAL_Fan aka Kobe_Fan
"You are a piece of work. How about I'll post Shaq and Kobe respective free throws % and declare Shaq is useless because he can not make a 50% freebies? "

OH! NOW YOU GO FROM WHY SHAQ COULDN'T CARRY US TO A FOUR TITLE AND WHEN I SHOW YOU THE STATS TO PROVE IT, THEN YOU FLIP-FLOP TO HIS FREE THROW %.
I GUESS I SEE WHY YOU ARE THE BIG FLIP-FLOP FAN. YOU CHANGE YOUR DEBATE AS FAST AS HE CHANGE RADIO STATIONS.


Angry_Laker
"Gunner24 what is your point!!!!"

YOU'RE A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHOT. SOME OF YOUR APOLOGISTS FRIEND SAID WHY SHAQ COULDN'T CARRY US TO A FOURTH CHAMPIONSHIP AND THIS IS WHY.


Game 1: Kobe 10-27 (37%) Rest of Lakers 19-46 (41%)
Game 2: Kobe 14-27 (52%) Rest of Lakers 24-53 (45%)
Game 3: Kobe 4-13 (31%) Rest of Lakers 23-61 (38%)
Game 4: Kobe 8-25 (32%) Rest of Lakers 25-53 (47%)
Game 5: Kobe 7-21 (33%) Rest of Lakers 24-54 (44%)


WAITING FOR YOUR NEXT PERSONAL ATTACK. TRY ME?


jaworski aka Ron Jaworski
"everytime I log in and read post you ALWAYS.. ALWAYS have some "trade kobe" revolution going on... what the hell? STOP IT ALREADY WE GET YOUR SENTIMENT. now marvel us with something NEW."

here's something new.....we'll be out in the first round again this year with Kobe at #1 spot. HOW DO YOU LIKE THOSE BANANAS. BUT I EXPECT YOU TO COME BACK WITH YOUR DRAMA QUEEN PERSONAL ATTACK.

"here's something new.....we'll be out in the first round again this year with Kobe at #1 spot. HOW DO YOU LIKE THOSE BANANAS. BUT I EXPECT YOU TO COME BACK WITH YOUR DRAMA QUEEN PERSONAL ATTACK."


pfffft...

yeah right. whatever.

FATTY........the pitch is 23 feet .......these guys are crazy.......ok now......a test match is played over 5 days and 2 innings.....what is an innings?an innings is when both teams have had a chance to batt....so if in the first innings my team makes 400 runs and we are all out..and the other taem makes 280 runs and they are all out then my lead after the first innings is 120 runs....now my team can do 2 things 1st...force the follow on which means let the other team try to make 120 runs before i can bowl them out ...if they make the runs then they win the match....if my team chooses to bat again then the runs that we make are added to my leed of 120 runs..so if we make 200 all out then we add 120 runs to 200 from the second innings....the other team then has to reach 320 runs before......A i bowl them out again ...or B....the end of play on the 5th day..........each day the game starts at 10AM and finishes at 6PM...the day is broken up into three sessions....the first from 10AM to lunch at 1pm.....the second session is from 1PM to 3PM...the third session is 3PM to 6PM...30 overs need to be bowled in each session...an over is when the bowler has 6 bowls to get the batter out....whats a bowl?its when the bowler runs in facing the batter and bowls an over arm action (like a pitch) but the elbow must remain straight..when the ball leaves the bowlers arm its in the air then hits the pitch and onto the batter ...a batter can get out by ..A...he swings his bat and the ball hits the stumps.....B he hits the ball in the air and a fielder catches it...C... the batter plays a shot and it hits the edge of the bat and goes to the keeper or the fielders behind the stumps on the full...(without hitting the ground).....RUNS......a batter can score runs by hitting the ball to a fielder and running to the other end of the pitch before a fielder can hit the stumps with the ball....if the ball is hit down the ground an the fielder takes a while to get the ball back to the keeper then the batters can run between the creases and every time they reach a crease that is one run....if they dont reach the crease and fielder hits the stumps your out......part 2....if a batter hits the ball along the ground and it hits the surounding fence before a fielder can stop the ball then its a 4,,,,4 runs to the total......if a batter hits the ball out of the ball park(like a home run)and it clears the fence on the full its a 6 ......6 runs are added to the total.............for all of my fellow bloggers that couldnt give a rats,,,sorry to have bored you all but this sport drives my country along with..india..pakistan....bangladesh.....south africa...new zealand.....england ..shrilanka.....zimbabwae......and the west indies.....crazy every summer...

Thirty 2

We can talk all we want. Were on the secondary thread.

This is getting interesting. Next question:

No fan can sit thru three sessions x 5 days. What are people doing while the game is going on?

How many teamates? don't they get a bit tired?

Stratagy? Why take a chance if your team has big lead and let the other team go again before you?

How far is the fence?

In the movie, they emphasized a pitch called a "googli" do you know the name origin?

Its true, I could do research on the web, but this is interactive. i can ask questions and get answers, sweet.

Thirty 2, if you want to, just scan my questions and post back with the answers.

Thanking you in advance,

Fatty

PS 5 days? Who runs the country during a test match?

gunner24

LAL_Fan said: “Don't bother to reply, with people like you I'm not going to argue, it's pointless.”

I love these chicken $hits who act tough and sends us nasty gram, then run away like little KBiaches. How pathetic. I say, if you’re going to talk smack, at least stick around and finish the conversation. Faith, Troy, LakerTomboy, Fat-Guy in AZ, all have posted nasty-gram, then run home to mama. Pathetic. Oh, you can add “The D” to the list of chicken $hits.

Edwin gueco,
“Is it too much to ask if you can lower the hate volume so that the reciprocation of equal hate will be lowered too.”

might I remind you that the lakertom'ss of this blog are the one’s making personal attacks. I usually lay off the personal stuff unless it’s in retaliation.

kiwi,

“The first time I read it I thought you asked him if he spoke out of his mouth as well as his a$$ which would have been far more insulting than asking him if he speaks out of his a$$ as well but I got the feeling he was just generally sick of you haha.”

I’m sure Ventriloquist, et al are sick of me cuz what I say is counter to their beliefs that all the lakers need is to put the right guys around kob and that kobe himself is nearly perfect, but I digress.

With respect to Ventriloquist, my joke was about how ventriloquist speak out of the side of their mouths during the act with the puppet. So I modified the insult “you’re speaking out of your ass” to “you’re speaking out of the side [emphasis on “side”] of your ass. Get it? it was a play on words, but the dude went ape $hit. Told me to commit sucide. This tells me the dude is a little off his rockers, so I ain’t going to mess with the guy. I have a feeling there are a lot of nuts on this blog.

FATTY....1st?....people get really drunk and sing songs ...its very funny to hear drunk people try to sing all at once..sometimes a couple thousand......2nd? there are 11 players .not every player bowls only 5 sometimes 6 ..3rd?..the reason you would force the follow on....by the 3rd or 4th day the pitch starts to break down and the ball moves all over the place....the pitch can really crack up and if a bowler hits the right spot the batter has no chance of hitting the ball...and for a captain to force the follow on with a low run total to reach...A he needs good bowlers ..B...big balls to do it...4th?the fence is different at every oval ,at small ground like the ADELAIDE OVAL...at the bowling end its 85 to 90 meters..on the side boundries 55 to 60 meters..5th ? who runs the country while a test match is on? I dont know he usally goes to the games..hahahahaha..and if hes not at the games hes on the pnone to some guy named BUSH....lol

This Kobe thing is beyond silly. He,almost single handedly has embarassed LA fans everywhere. He could learn about being a leader and a teammate by watching Mr James in Cleveland. While I don't think Odom will ever be the scorer Bryant is--if we had a confident shooting guard and could rent a center of O'Neils stature then I'd try it if management truly believed Bynam could become a force.

 
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