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Coby Karl is still running

I swear, the kid never stops.  This time, it was sideline to sideline while his teammates were shooting around in pregame warmups.  Wouldn't shock me if he ran the marathon this morning, too.  Anyway... As is customary on days with an early tip, there really isn't much to report.  The locker room was basically empty (guys tend to come in slightly later, and spend less time hanging around before afternoon games), and even PJ kept it short, since he still had to do media for ABC when done with us.  But what we have, we bring to you.

  • No Vlad today, but he'll make the trip to Sacramento.  He's getting better, but still isn't able to make quick, sharp moves and cuts without some pain in his injured calf. 
  • Not surprisingly, PJ was asked a lot about Kidd, and noted that from an offensive standpoint the sets Dallas runs and how they operate is still the same.  They'll push the ball more, though, because Kidd is so strong on the break. 
  • I asked him about Avery Johnson's request that Kidd look for shots and scoring opportunities, and how that changes their dynamic.  "It will create matchup situations in which Jason's going to have advantages in time out there.  He's going into the post, and using the post for isolations," Jackson said.  When Kidd looks more for his own shot opportunities, "It adds another dimension."
  • Obviously, pick and roll defense was lacking in Portland on Friday night, and was the subject of film study on Saturday.  The Blazers picked a great deal on Pau Gasol, with good results.  It's not surprising that P 'n' R D is a problem, especially with Gasol, since it requires communication and cohesion, two things the reconfigured lineup is working to establish.  Breakdowns will happen.



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This game is large -- good teams become great teams when they pound good teams -- Sorry that's the best I could do for Sunday.

wow, maybe Coby should be in today's marathon.

Good Afternoon all.
Lets go Lakers, lets go!!

Let's go Lakers!!

Clap, clap, clap clap clap.

Let's go Lakers!!

Clap, clap, clap clap clap.


nuff said!

colorado..second home of the lakers

lets go lets go lets go purple and gold!

Lets make CHICKIE BABY PROUD looking down from the heavens...


Unacceptable for a so-called MVP. 3 for 8 in a big game like this will not cut it.


it is IMPORTANT to note in that last game rest of the team was 18-60, kobe was 15-27..... that won't get it done come playoffs, nor will the bench 4-19

Good for you , Kobe. One day you will get more playing time , just wait. Keep improving , work hard , stay in shape and all the best to you !!!!!!!!



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