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The road to matching Houston's win streak begins tonight

Which would be pretty cool, since it would actually mean the Lakers won out their final 19 games (and while we're at it, congrats to the Rockets to a seriously impressive ride still in motion).  If that is the Laker mission, should they choose to accept it, tonight's contest against Toronto (7:30 pm PST, FSN) represents the kickoff effort.  If yesterday's practice vibe serves as any serious indicator, the team certainly seems more open to the idea of creating a one-game winning streak than enduring consecutive losses.  Nobody is up for a headless chicken panic, mind you.  As far as the Lakers are concerned, the deficiencies during Sunday's loss were fairly obvious (focus, manning the paint, getting too upset with the refs, etc.). Thus, quit doing that nonsense and everything should be just fine.  Like the friendship between Sasha Vujacic and Pau Gasol, even if the latter is a card shark.

Similar to Kobe with Darfur, Greg Oden isn't afraid to get political.

Like Nelson Mandela, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and Daniel Day Lewis' character from "In the Name of the Father," Smush Parker has finally been set free. According to the newspapers, he's expected to sign with another NBA team, although he wouldn't be eligible to help a team in the postseason.  Which means, ironically, he'd be the perfect guy for the Heat to sign.

O.J. Mayo may have done enough to entice NBA scouts, but has he done enough to make his mark on USC's history?

Every few months or so, Mark Cuban feels the innate need to grab attention.  It's about that time.  Cuban has declared bloggers verboten in the Mavs locker room.   The Mavs owner claims its a matter of conserving space in the locker room, a pressing issue that may have come to a boil right around the time of a critical article on a Dallas blog.  Cuban explains his "logic" on own blog (irony alert!).  He's already been taken to task by folks such as KCAL's John Ireland, with more sentiment along these lines expected to come.  Quite likely on this site.  To be continued.   

 
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March 11, 2008 The Force is in balance
The Lakers are in 1st Place - All’s right in Laker Nation
Good Morning Charles Good PsychedLakerGirl
Good Morning FAITH GOOD MORNING LAKER NATION
Good Morning David Stern NO MVP NO PEACE
IF KOBE BRYANT DOES NOT WIN THE MVP JAIL 2 U!
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COMING ATTRACTION SUNDAY LAKERS vs. ROCKETS
KOBE vs., TRACY (OH MY BACK) McGRADY
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Story of the week - DWAYNE (Flash in the Pan) WADE
Out for the season. How can you tell the difference?
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guys, did you know that today is Kobe Blog Day!

Anyone else feel bad for AI, who moved to a better team, but now his old team may make the playoffs while Denver stays steady in 9th.

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DAVID STERN IF KOBE BRYANT DOES NOT WIN
_________THE MVP JAIL 2 U BANDWAGON
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(1) NIK KANNAN –Owner & Driver_(18) DREW PAU KOBE
(2) MAMBA24_________________(19) LARRY
(3) VIOLATER_________________(20) CBUCK
(4) OUTSIDERGUA_____________(21) EAST COAST JESSIE
(5) LAKERTRUTH ______________(22) WHITEMAMBA24
(6) ALEXINH017________________(23) BLACKMAMBA24
(7) DREREK___________________(24) TIM-4-SHOW
(8) SHAQFAN__________________(25) TSIRY
(9) JANAYA____________________(26) CHUCK.L.OHNIO
(10) JON K_____________________(27) JUST-ANOTHER-MAMBAFAN
(11) IVI8KRS___________________(28) SBPIMP
(12) JOE DUBB_________________(29) PSYCHED LAKER GIRL
(13) FEARLESS WHACK JOB______(30) JEFF
(14) TSPHERE__________________(31) JESTER GURU
(15) ANDO____________________(32) BZAR
(16) HAPPY GILMORE___________(33) DOC4daLakeShow
(17) CHRIS H.__________________(34) HMRHED

Good Morning My Fam!!!

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Okay, guys... so I was thinking about how else we could help our wounded warriors get back onto the court.

And then it came to me... DIT DA JOW!

Dit da jow is a Chinese herbal liniment used primarily by martial artists to heal from injuries. When one does bone hardening exercises, the idea is to literally create microfractures in your hands and shins and whatnot by punching walls and other hard objects.

Afterwards, you put Dit Da Jow over the area and it facilitates the rapid healing and strengthening of the bone and ligaments. It works.

A master of mine broke a bone in his foot and he put Dit Da Jow on it multiple times a day. It was healed in a little over a week. It's crazy.

Here's some links I found on the Internet for it: http://reviews.ebay.com/Dit-Da-Jow-Herbal-Liniment-for-
Pain-and-Trauma_W0QQugidZ10000000001007749?ss
PageName=BUYGD:CAT:-1:LISTINGS:3

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dit_Da_Jow

http://www.imperialliniments.com.au/

But you can get it easily in Chinatown on any the herb shops on Spring Street or Broadway.

SO! In addition to the liquid sea minerals and vitamin D, somebody needs to get a couple cheap bottles of Dit Da Jow (there are varying grades of quality, if someone knows an old-school master, he can probably hook up the very top grade stuff) to Gary Vitti, so we can get our wounded warriors back on the court immediately.

The stuff works.

Seriously, it will make a huge difference with Trevor Ariza and Andrew Bynum, even Kobe.

Okay, you guys, got it? Dit Da Jow for our warriors!

BREAK!

GO LAKERS!

AK/BK,

I believe the correct term is "Card sharp" not shark.
Sharks reside around the pool tables. I should know, with the time I've spent around one in particular that used to race me around the table without a second thought.

Pig

John Ireland has a blog?

When does that guy sleep?

BK

Sonny Belfast, ace reporter, broke the Cuban story yesterday. From a guy that made his billion in the ones and zeroes market, it is ironic that he'd attempt that kind of separation of church and state.

When you're that rich, you can have it both ways.

Mamba..........thanks for the ROLL CALLLLLLL!

Toad present and ready for tacos!

Charles, chest pound!

The D...........LOL! Nothin' personal, we just gotta clamp it down tonight.

Good morning all,

Mamba, please add me to the MVP band wagon.

Something tells me the Lakers have gotten their head out of their a** and are ready to play basketball tonight.

Go Lakers!

AK/BK

I withdraw my earlier comment, as card shark is an accepted form of the term. However, sharp is the defined form, with shark as an alternate usage. I'm a writer also, and have the fortunate circumstance of a copy editor or two lying around. Usually they just have their feet on the desk, but lying isn't too uncommon.

Yesterday was kind of a sad day for me. I thought about how nice it would've been for Drew to return for maybe tonight's game or the Hornets game on Friday. Eight weeks has become 12, and we all wait. I'm getting a Bynum jersey in the offseason.

Pig

Jon's Simple Direct Thoughts of the Day:

1. I wish the Toronto Raptors' mascot travelled with them, so Ronny Turiaf could slam into him during the game and send that ridiculous dinosaur flying into the upper rows.

2. Why does Mark Cuban have to be such a jerk? That's guys beadly black eyes unnerve me.

3. I wish I would have thought about the Dit Da Jow thing a lot sooner. I mean, that'll help significantly more (or at least faster) than liquid sea minerals and vitamin D.

4. I expect not only a win tonight, but a big win to erase the memories of the disappointing loss to the Queens.

5. The Rockets win streak is just amazing, especially with Yao out.

6. Smush Parker needs to go play in the Phillipines or some place like that.

7. O.J. Mayo and Kevin Love should both play another year before they go pro. They're good enough to go pro, but they have little weaknesses in their games that another year would beneficially assist.

8. I love the chemistry on this team. It sure is refreshing.

9. I'm going to begin paying a lot more attention to Rad Vlad and Luke Walton's game. They're development is crucial to this being a dominating team.

10. I wonder if there's a way we could seriously get Trevor Ariza some quality Dit Da Jow.

11. It's fantastic that Kobe is speaking out about Darfur. They say that all that evil needs to exist is for good men to do nothing.

12. If "I Care More About Endorsements Than Genocide In Darfur" LeBron James is given the MVP, then David Stern should be dropped out of a cargo plane into the middle of Darfur. NBA Cares, right?

13. I hope a lot of NBA players speak out against China's role in Darfur during the Olympics.

14. Charles sure is popular on this blog.

15. I'm so looking forward to upcoming Rockets game.

16. Why hasn't T.J. Simers been fired yet?

NO MVP? NO PEACE!

GO LAKERS!

Lakers need to start focusing more on the defensive end and start doing it tonight. And that includes Kobe.

Stop gambling and going for steals and just play straight up defense.

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DAVID STERN IF KOBE BRYANT DOES NOT WIN
THE MVP JAIL 2 U BANDWAGON
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(1) NIK KANNAN –Owner & Driver_(19) DREW PAU KOBE
(2) MAMBA24_________________(20) LARRY
(3) VIOLATER_________________(21) CBUCK
(4) OUTSIDERGUA_____________(22) EAST COAST JESSIE
(5) LAKERTRUTH ______________(23) WHITEMAMBA24
(6) ALEXINH017________________(24) TIM-4-SHOW
(7) DREREK___________________(25) BLACKMAMB24
(8) SHAQFAN__________________(26) TSIRY
(9) JANAYA____________________(27) CHUCK.L.OHNIO
(10) JON K_____________________(28) JUST-ANOTHER-MAMBAFAN
(11) IVI8KRS___________________(29) SBPIMP
(12) JOE DUBB_________________(30) PSYCHED LAKER GIRL
(13) FEARLESS WHACK JOB______(31) JEFF
(14) TSPHERE__________________(32) JESTER GURU
(15) ANDO____________________(33) BZAR
(16) HAPPY GILMORE___________(34) DOC4daLakeShow
(17) CHRIS H.__________________(35) HMRHED
(18) DREW PAU KOBE ___________(36) RICK FRIEDMAN

Taco Tuesday!!!


LET'S GO LAKERS clap clap CLAP CLAP CLAP!!

Good morning, Lakers Family.

I love the roll call! Hell yeah, it must be Lakers game day!

Rick, I thought you were going to go off the deep end after the Lakers loss to Sac... but I can see that you're feeling better. I agree with you: it hurts to see the Lakers play so poorly, especially when you know what they're capable of doing on the court. But, hey, every team loses now and then. Except Houston, apparently. That is, until Sunday!

Kobe comes out focused, Pau is ready to dominate the paint, Lamar goes crazy on the boards, and Jordan has a classic make-up game. Let's get the starters some bench time in the fourth. Lakers by 18.

Go Lake Show!

Thanks Mamba24 with the high tiered hello! I am feeling very good about today.

I said it in the other thread. My Toreros upset Gonzaga last night. So, for sure turiaf will be readdy to take it out on some poor raptor.

GO LAKERS!!

Good Morning Charles! Good morning MAMBA24! Good morning Laker Blog Fam!!!

Another Glorious Day here in LA LA LAND!!!

What a wonderful gift we have in this team!! What a shift from the last couple of years, to wake up and BELIEVE our team has got what it takes to GET THE JOB DONE!!!

Sure we are frustrated at times because we demand the best. But we must remember to HAVE FAITH!! (right Faith? lol)

Enjoy the wins, but appreciate the journey even when it is not exactly what we would like. Growth comes from setbacks as well as triumphs. And we are young. We will learn and grow and triumph!!! But first we must BELIEVE!!! DO YOU BELIEVE?!?!?

SAY IT LOUD AND SAY IT PROUD!!!

KOBE FOR MVP!!!
KOBE FOR MVP!!!
KOBE FOR MVP!!!

Dit Da Jow!!!!
Dit Da Jow!!!!
Dit Da Jow!!!!


Damn that's just fun to say!

DPK! I believe!

Dit Da Jow!!!, it means White Warrior!

DREWPAUKOBE:” KOBE FOR MVP!!! KOBE FOR MVP!!
Dit Da Jow!!!! Dit Da Jow!!!! Damn that's just fun to say!
D@MN THEY ARE BOTH FUN TO SAY DPK
KOBE FOR MVP!! KOBE FOR MVP!! KOBE FOR MVP
DIT DA JOW!! DIT DA JOW!! DIT DA DOW!!

JON K:"Jon's Simple Direct Thoughts of the Day:

I LIKE IT, I LIKE IT!

KEIFO:” Okay Mamba... prediction for tonight... LAKERS by 12!!!!! Count on it!!”
Keifoooo! I not only count on it I bet on it. LOL!
JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN:”Thanks for putting me back on the bandwagons, Mamba24”
My mistake MambaFan sorry about that
PSYCHEDLAKERGIRL:” Thanks Mamba24 with the high tiered hello! I am feeling very good about today.”
NOW THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!
THE OUTLAW: “Good morning, Lakers Family. I love the roll call! Hell yeah, it must be Lakers game day!
Good Morning The Outlaw. Well it looks like this is going to be one of those Enthusiasm is
Contagious days.
KELLY:”Stop gambling and going for steals and just play straight up defense.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself thanks!

Jon,

Thanks for the thought. You still the man though!

Houston really deserves a lot of credit for the job they have done with and without Yao. On NBA-TV the other day, it was noted that 6 of the Rockets' players have D-League experience. That goes a long way towards explaining the collective team hunger and strong defense that they are becoming known for. Theirs is a team that doesn't take anything for granted.

Sounds like Mark Cuban is setting himself up for an upbraiding from the league office once again. I'm sure that bloggers such as the Kbros., who have a legitimate affiliation with a major news service, have to be treated differently than some kid with a Myspace page. This sounds like Cuban has a beef with a specific blogger in Dallas and is trying to resolve it in an underhanded way. Nice to see that John Ireland has the Kbros.' back.

Even though Chris Bosh is not supposed to play tonight, The Show can't afford another letdown. They need to come out strong and bring more intensity than the Raptors. Beat 'em down, Lakers!!!

Houston really deserves a lot of credit for the job they have done with and without Yao. On NBA-TV the other day, it was noted that 6 of the Rockets' players have D-League experience. That goes a long way towards explaining the collective team hunger and strong defense that they are becoming known for. Theirs is a team that doesn't take anything for granted.

Sounds like Mark Cuban is setting himself up for an upbraiding from the league office once again. I'm sure that bloggers such as the Kbros., who have a legitimate affiliation with a major news service, have to be treated differently than some kid with a Myspace page. This sounds like Cuban has a beef with a specific blogger in Dallas and is trying to resolve it in an underhanded way. Nice to see that John Ireland has the Kbros.' back.

Even though Chris Bosh is not supposed to play tonight, The Show can't afford another letdown. They need to come out strong and bring more intensity than the Raptors. Beat 'em down, Lakers!!!

Yeeeaaah, boieee! What up y'all! It's game day, time to bring the heat to our neighbors to the great white north. Lakers win baby: 114-93!

On a serious note, it's great to see someone, anyone, step up and bring the focus on the biggest humanitarian nightmare we've seen in years. Darfur is a real problem, and it needs a real solution. Once can only hope that more high profile personas will stand up and do something about it.

For those of you interested in Sun Yue, here is a pretty detailed analysis.

http://hoopsaddict.com/2007/04/23/sun-yue-prospect-or-suspect/

DPK,
I Believe! I believe!

Goooo Lakers!!

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DIT DA JOW BANDWAGON
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(01) JON K- Driver – Owner
(02) MAMBA24 – Busy Drinking the Rum Variety

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*MARK CUBAN IF YOU DON'T LET THE KBROS.
*IN SOMEBODIES GOING TO JAIL
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(01) BRONXLAKERFAN - Owner & Driverf
(02) Mamba24 - Jailer

Sorry about the double post before, Lakerville!! I hate when that happens!!

Yes. Perfect time to bring the roll call back Larry. The team needs a quality win tonight and if it takes a little fan-generated karma, then lets make it baby!

We need a quality win tonight, and wouldn't an improved defensive effort fit the bill?

And please, we can't start losing games to teams out of the playoffs, not with that big 4 game playoff-team road trip coming up, not with Houston playing lights out and not with a slender half game lead in the WC.

Ouch. That Sactown game still hurts. They really spanked us hard in that one. Slam after slam after slam. They looked like one of the best teams in the league with tough, consistent play from what seemed like all of their players.

And we need to have some passing from Kobe in last shot situations. No reason really to take a poor positioned fade away jumper as the last shot, especially with a great shooter like Sasha on the floor. Wasn't that the perfect moment to introduce Sasha as a late game hero? He has the makings for it, just needs the chance.

Anyways,

Go Lakers. We need a tough win tonight. We need to show some brawn. Maybe we play Ronny more. He's a tough guy. Let’s put him at center some and play Pau at PF. Anything, but let’s show some physicality.

OK? No?

The positive thing is that we do have exactly what we need. We need defense and tough interior rebounding and shot blocking and we have Bynum maybe 4 weeks from a return. If we can just get him back (Ariza is looking less and less like a viable option. I know when I had a mild case of plantar fasciitis it took a half year before I could run again.)But if we can get Bynum back and stop the layup parade and getting so outrebounded so consistently, then we have a great shot at our ultimate goal.

But will the Gods comply?

Do we get Bynum back this year?

Wes

If this Dit Da Jow is for real, I don't understand how the Lakers Medical Staff haven't been using it. Is it illegal, or not approved by the US or something like that? If it's not, use it right away.

Has anyone else noticed this two edged sword?

Gasol has his quietist games against poorer teams.

Which is bad but leads to the other edge of the sword:

Gasol always has big games against quality teams.

Always.

He plays great on the road, too.

Wes

Dit Da Jow-bomp bomp

Where is Mr. Rooney when ya need him

all i want to know is: What is John Ireland doing on St. Patrick's Day???

Outlaw, Eric M., and others who commented...

Yes, Sunday's game against the Kings sent me into a tailspin. I can handle a narrow loss to a top tier team if the Lakers played well and their opponent played better. That's the sport of the game and why we watch.

It didn't take a rocket scientist to anticipate that the Kings would play their heart out after the Lakers beat them in their house. If only one Laker player had a bad game, I would have been able to write it off. But the whole team? No way.

It's a new day and I believe the Lakers have a new attitude. Despite the lack of public contrition, something tells me the coaches and players were humbled and won't slack off from here on in.

For one thing, I think the great Houston run has them paying attention. No way Kobe wants to cede the MVP to T-Mac. The wild, wild West is a dangerous place right now. That's gotta get the Laker juices flowing. GO LAKERS!

mamba,
Is there a "Mark Cuban is a tool" bandwagon? If so, please sign me up.


PJ's comment about the post All Star ref standard is interesting. Houston is flourishing in the new no harm no foul system.

The Lakers are long and lean, built for speed and versatility. "If you can't beat 'em, beat 'em up", will work if that's the way they call it.

Without Andrew, the Lakers will have to deal with this on this road trip. With their new #1 label, maybe they are getting fouled in ways that they haven't all year with no call. Maybe there's no maybe about it.

Mamba24,

definitely put me down for the *MARK CUBAN IF YOU DON'T LET THE KBROS.
*IN SOMEBODIES GOING TO JAIL bandwagon. (If you have time bro!) Thanks.

Hey, everyone knows it's kobe bryant blog day as inspired by Hardwood Paroxysm right?

http://hardwoodparoxysm.blogspot.com/2008/03/kobe-bryant-blog-day-running-thread.html

Charles and Rose,

That's it!!!!

I BELIEVE!!!

MAMBA24 - YEAH BABY!!!!

KOBE FOR MVP!!!
KOBE FOR MVP!!!
KOBE FOR MVP!!!

Dit Da PAU!!! (Laker blog speak for "Spanish Warrior")
Dit Da PAU!!!
Dit Da PAU!!!

A couple of other points I found while looking around.

The Lakers are the best in the west in the following catagories:

1) Points per game +/- at +7.5.
2) Best road record at 22-11.
3) Best record within the western conference at 26-10.

Not too bad for our boys! There isn't any sure things, but we have as good a shot at a title as anyone.

I would guess our chances at winning the west at 50/50 which is better than anyone else considering there are 8 good teams.

Then 50/50 again against either the Celts or Pistons.

So that makes it about 25% chance we bring home the hardware this season. It's going to be FUN to watch it play out.


laker hopeful,

There's nothing illegal about it.

It's been used for thousands of years and easily accessible in Chinatown herb shops. (Though the best quality stuff is made by master Chinese herbalists, not the mass produced stuff.)

Sports therapists are not master Chinese herbalists. It's probably foreign territory for them.

All I know is that in the martial arts community, Dit Da Jow is accepted as the primary treatment for muscle, tendon, ligament and bone damage. And it works well enough that people will purposefully damage the bones in their hands and put Dit Da Jow on afterwards because the bone heals in a denser form. All these guys you see on television breaking bricks with their hands? ALL of them have use Dit Da Jow to get their hands that hard. It's basic component of iron palm work.

And I am completely honest when I say that my 60+ year old kung fu master healed his broken foot in 9 days using a high quality Dit Da Jow. I was there when he broke his foot and I was there when he began kicking bags again, 9 days later. He specifically told me it was because he was applying Dit Da Jow multiple times a day.

And the Dit Da Jow he used was from a master herbalist.

So, I'm just saying... sounds like a perfect fit for Trevor Ariza. In addition, since it disipates inflammation and heals tendons, it would probably be a tremendous help for Andrew Bynum as well.

If anyone works Downtown, drive to Chinatown on Spring Street or Broadway and ask an herbalist about Dit Da Jow. They'll tell you exactly what I've told you, but probably in broken English.

Also do research online.

The stuff works.

GO LAKERS!

hey KBros, you guys hit the big time...lol. KB24.com quoted you on one of your threads.

hey KBros, you guys hit the big time...lol. KB24.com quoted you on one of your threads. Good "shout-out"..lol

*_________________________________________*
MARK CUBAN IF YOU DON’T LET THE KBROS. IN
SOMEBODY IS GOING TO JAIL BANDWAGON
*_________________________________________*
(01) BRONXLAKERFAN - Owner & Driver
(02) MAMBA24 – Jailer
(03) EXHELODRVR – Enforcer
(04) BOZZ - sECURITY

AK/BK

Mark Cuban's take on bloggers in nonsensical. He says that certain bloggers shouldn't get preferential treatment because they write for a major media outlet, and as a result they aren't allowed in the locker room, but will still receive credentials to cover games, practices and press conferences.

If this were really about leveling the playing field between "major" bloggers and "small-time" bloggers, then NO access should be given. Cuban knows that he can't do this so he's deciding to take one thing away and he's making up a stupid excuse.

And the whole "a blogger is a blogger" thing is nonsensical. Just because he's used his blog in the past as a way to rip David Stern doesn't mean that every blogger posts 100-300 word rants. Some of the best analysis and commentary comes from blogosphere.

I generally like Mark Cuban, but he's being dumb about this. I want to see what happens when Henry Abbott is barred from entering the Mavs locker room. ESPN has as much clout as anyone in this industry and turning down coverage from ESPN makes no sense.

DREWPAUKOBE RIGHT BACK AT YOU
KOBE FOR MVP!!!
KOBE FOR MVP!!!
KOBE FOR MVP!!!

Dit Da PAU!!! (Laker blog speak for "Spanish Warrior")
Dit Da PAU!!!
Dit Da PAU!!!

Dit Da Jow; isn't that what Barry used

Jon K.

I'll back you up on that. My dad uses that on aches and sores. It's like the water down version of Tiger Balm in the sense of feel of the liquid...

The first time one of the Raptors drive the lane tonight, someone on the Lakers needs to contest it REAL strong....nothing dirty, but just a hard, clean play to let them know that the Laker paint is off limits. Teams have been teeing off on the Lakers and the team needs to get it in their minds to dish it out rather than take it. It's better to be the hammer than the nail, I say.

GO LAKERS!!!

Wait, "The Machine" can have friends??
Loved that K.Ding piece
"You might have noticed that spectacularly exuberant on-court embrace between the two of them as the Lakers were beating Phoenix last month. Vujacic has been ribbed so much about his Lambeau leap into Gasol's arms that when I mentioned something about the two of them having good on-court chemistry, Vujacic said without smiling: "You are talking about that hug?""

Good Morning Laker Fans, Charles, Mamba24.

Jon. K, I am liking the thoughts of the day breakdowns you have been doing.

Dit Da Jow!


Jon K,

I think it's funny how in this country we are more likely to believe what 50-100 years of "science" ("Brought to you by Dow Chemicals!") has taught us over remedies that have been used for 7,000 years in other parts of the world. The problem is Dit Da Jow cannot be patented because it (I assume) is made from all natural, not synthetic, elements. Therefore, there is no money in it for the medical establishment, unlike the fabulous G Trainer!!!! Or the Medical Boot!!! Or the whatever they are giving our players!!!

I'm not saying medical science is not useful, that would be ridiculous. But the refusal to engage other methods of healing, especially ones that have a lower toxicity impact (or no impact!) on the body, at least in addition to what trainers are doing, is really baffling.

Also, have you ever had Kombucha?

DPK

BRONXLAKERFAN: “Sorry about the double post before, Lakerville!! I hate when that happens!!”

That’s allright Bronx, when something is good it deserves to be read twice. LOL!

WESJOENIXON: “Yes. Perfect time to bring the roll call back Larry. The team
needs a quality win tonight and if it takes a little fan-generated karma, then lets
make it baby! But will the Gods comply? “

WesJoe on time as usual wer’re bringing it Wes. But it’s up to you to give
The Benediction REVEREND WES.

Here's an interesting piece on the best SGs of all-time.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/dailydime?page=dime-GreatestSGs

*_________________________________________*
MARK CUBAN IF YOU DON’T LET THE KBROS. IN
SOMEBODY IS GOING TO JAIL BANDWAGON
*_________________________________________*
(01) BRONXLAKERFAN - Owner & Driver
(02) MAMBA24 – Jailer
(03) EXHELODRVR – Enforcer
(04) BOZZ – Security
(05) XODUS - Sherrif

Lakers management should call up Sun Yue and ask him about Dit Da Jow.

"Sun, yeah, great to talk to you! Get ready for next year! Hey, have you ever heard about something called Dit Da Jow? Oh, you have? Does it work? Oh, it does? Umm... you wouldn't happen to know of any master Chinese herbalists who make Dit Da Jow? Oh, you do? Well... great! Could you get a gallon of that, I mean, four liters of that and have it Fed Exed to us today? We'll wire you the money. Great, Sun, thanks. You'll make a great Laker. You're already helping the team!"

There. Done.

Everyone's back on the court in less than a month, if not earlier.

DIT DA JOW FOR NOW!

GO LAKERS!

DrewPauKobe,

I've used it once. I'd like to use it a lot more. It's a little pricey on my meager budget and I've already have a supplementation regimen.

I've read nothing but great things about it.

Maybe in future I'll include it regularly.

GO LAKERS!

Oh gezzz...one must sift through the "hey Mambas can you put me on so-and-so bandwagons"..and "medicinal ointment treatment talk"..to actually find alil laker talk..ohh well..

Dit Da Wan! For your alcohol consumption and healing... 2 in one. Jon K, could you make a Maker's Mark and Dit Da Wan mix?

Mark Cuban is not the only guy with egg on his face recently....How about Richard Jefferson of the Nets? RJ dunks the ball in the game against Houston to bring the Nets within 21 in the 2nd quarter!! He then decides to taunt Dikembe Mutombo with a reverse finger wag!!! Needless to say, he got teed up and then he had to be restrained from going after ref Joey Crawford!! Ya gotta love it!!

Laker Legacy,

Wattup Brotha!!!

Bronxlakerfan: Agreed - Mbenga to start???

Jon K.,

I'm all for it then. I was just amazed that considering how effective this stuff is, the NBA hasn't taken notice, (or maybe they have secretly, I don't know). I just wanted to know if there was any reason for not using it, if it's so good. Hopefully Gary Vitti or someone from the Medical Staff reads this blog, and if not someone (AK/BK?) call them and tell them about it.

Here's an interesting piece on the best SGs of all-time.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/dailydime?page=dime-GreatestSGs

I'm watching a great old movie on TV called "Twelve Angry Men". It's about the jury deliberations in a murder trial.

That's what the Lakers need to be tonight..".Twelve Angry Men" who take it to the Raptors and regain the top spot in the West!

GO LAKERS!!!

pk-in-the-mesa: "Dit Da Jow; isn't that what Barry used "

Yes. Dancing Barry used it before every game.

Charles,

Tiger Balm is good for aches and pains, but it doesn't sink into the joints and bones like Dit Da Jow. Tiger Balm is pretty much like menthol balm on steroids.

But high quality Dit Da Jow literally sinks into the tissues and restructures the tissues.

I'm that's why every brick breaker I've ever met uses Dit Da Jow.

Have you had a different experience?

GO LAKERS!

Charles,

It certainly doesn't burn like Tiger Balm, but it does smell worse!

GO LAKERS!

Mamba..

Bet EVERYTHING and I agree with your perdiction on the Huston game. It's a done deal!!

Put me on the - DAVID STERN IF KOBE BRYANT DOES NOT WIN
THE MVP JAIL 2 U BANDWAGON

GO LAKE SHOW!!

LIGHTS OUT!!!

Whoever put up the link to the hoopsaddict article on Sun Yue, thanks!

I love the direction our team is taking - there's a real feeling of fluidity, enthusiasm, forward thinking.

Jon K - your posts continually rock, year in and out.

BRONXLAKERFAN:"That's what the Lakers need to be tonight..".Twelve Angry Men" who take it to the Raptors and regain the top spot in the West!"

NOW THATS' WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT
OUT FREAKIN STANDING!

LAKERHOLIC:"Oh gezzz...one must sift through the "hey Mambas can you put me on so-and-so bandwagons"..and "medicinal ointment treatment talk"..to actually find alil laker talk..ohh we"
Lakerholic, My man! where the hell you been? I bet you didn't realize that Dit Da Jow contained 100% Alcohol
how bout a toast.

Good morning everyone....(who is not a troll that pops up after a loss).........Jon K....Thank you for that information ....I played a high level of Tennis for 15 years and as a result have very bad creaky knees....I have been taking GLUCOSAMINE and FISH OIL..daily ..and it helps..I have also had trouble with my Patela tendon so i will have to go to my China town over here in Adelaide to look it up...I Cycle with a team over here around 350km to 500km a week so this information really helps..The bike riding allows me to stay fit and takes pressure off of my knees .........Cheers....and go Lakers....Now its time to watch the soccer..Liverpool...V....Inter Milan........

Dave M,

Thanks a lot, brother.

GO LAKERS!

KEIFO:"Mamba.. Bet EVERYTHING and I agree with your prediction
on the Huston game. It's a done deal!! LIGHTS OUT!!!"

KEIFOOOOO! I not only bet my house on it, I
bet yours to! LOL! So if they don't win it really
will be LIGHTS OUT!!!! LOL!
*__________________________________________*
DAVID STERN IF KOBE BRYANT DOES NOT WIN

THE MVP JAIL 2 U BANDWAGON
*_____________________________*
(1) NIK KANNAN –Owner & Driver_(19) DREW PAU KOBE
(2) MAMBA24_________________(20) LARRY
(3) VIOLATER_________________(21) CBUCK
(4) OUTSIDERGUA_____________(22) EAST COAST JESSIE
(5) LAKERTRUTH ______________(23) WHITEMAMBA24
(6) ALEXINH017________________(24) TIM-4-SHOW
(7) DREREK___________________(25) BLACKMAMB24
(8) SHAQFAN__________________(26) TSIRY
(9) JANAYA____________________(27) CHUCK.L.OHNIO
(10) JON K_____________________(28) JUST-ANOTHER-MAMBAFAN
(11) IVI8KRS___________________(29) SBPIMP
(12) JOE DUBB_________________(30) PSYCHED LAKER GIRL
(13) FEARLESS WHACK JOB______(31) JEFF
(14) TSPHERE__________________(32) JESTER GURU
(15) ANDO______________________(33) BZAR
(16) HAPPY GILMORE____________(34) DOC4daLakeShow
(17) CHRIS H.___________________(35) HMRHED
(18) DREW PAU KOBE____________(36) RICK FRIEDMAN
*_____________________________*

On a previous thread, the Kbros. linked us to an article describing Chris Duhon's recent trials in Chicago. Here's another.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/cs-080310-chicago-
bulls-chris-duhon,1,5205283.story?track=rssother.

I think that Chris Duhon would be a good fit on the Lakers at the point, particularly from a defensive standpoint. He's an unrestricted free agent who is currently making a little more than $3M a year. Someone to consider.

Charles,

Dit Da Wan? Oh, yeah, man. Sorry. You're talking about "Water of Life" as a master of mine once described it.

Yeah, nothing like a shot of 28 herb extract soaked in brandy for three years in the dark before hitting the mat!

The entire Lakers team should take collectively take a shot of Dit Da Wan before tip off!

Braveheart will certainly be throwing the opposing team's mascot into the upper rows every away game.

GO LAKERS!

PsychedLakerGirl....

I wouldn't mind seeing Beng Diddy in the game for a few minutes...he knows what a hard foul is all about!! LOL!

For those that like to bash Kobe, NBA TV is showing Game 5 of the 98 NBA Finals right now. Bulls lose to Utah. If you watched only this game, you might say, "That Michael Jordan is overrated." In the few minutes I've watched, he's missed a couple of shots, made a bad turnover, and the announcers have accused the Bulls of "lacking focus" and "not playing hard."

And here comes Rodman and the hair!!! Green and Black monstrosity!!!

Most surprising thing I had forgotten: Isiah Thomas is almost as bad of an announcer as he is a General Manager or Head Coach. God he is annoying.

Was this really 10 years ago? jeez.

So, guys, I had the dream again last night.

You know, the one where you're a Laker.

Yep, Jon K. in a Laker uniform. Defensive specialist. Excelling at rebounds and assists.

In the dream, I kept saying to myself that I needed to practice harder.

Also, in the dream we signed some guy with a British accent to a 10-day contract.

And Kobe jumped off a ski jump (with skis on), did a 360, and dunked the ball. It was pretty SWEET!

Yep, that's what I dreamed last night.

GO LAKERS!

Jon K. - your Lakers dreams beat mine. I only dream I'm watching the game on TV. But in mine from last night, Kobe score 55 points and the Lakers won against a bad team!

Afternoon, everybody. Since it's Kobe Bryant blog day, I'll chime in and say thanks to the Kobester for turning it around and leading this team in the right direction.

And thanks, Fish, for helping.

Hey, Jon, I think you were gone for a minute there when it happened but I have to repeat (since you brought up dreams) that I dreamt someone was trying to force me to drink Liquid Sea Minerals.

Now I'm gonna dream about Ditr Da Jow. Great. I hope it doesn't smell in my dream.

I'm all for the herbal remedies (oh, yes) but I still gotta say Andrew and Trev should try that HGH stuff. I hear it works great!

DMSO ? YES THE TONIC OF THE 80'S lISTEN YOU NEED ACUPUNCHER THE ENABLE ALL HERB'S IN THEN IT MIGHT WORK AND IT MIGHT NOT


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