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It begins... sort of

The Lakers kick off the exhibition season tonight at Honda Center, and as far as meaningless pretend games go, this one ought to be relatively interesting.  Fans and scribes alike will get their first look at Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol on the floor as frontcourt mates, and we'll see how the LO Experiment is faring.  No doubt Phil Jackson will tinker around with a few different combinations, though, tonight and as the preseason progresses as he works through his many options.  I can't be the only one wondering if the LO, Kobe, Ariza, Pau, Bynum fivesome he tested on Saturday has legs.  Everyone's going to have to share minutes during the season, anyway.  Might as well start now. 

In other news...

BK

 
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WELCOME LAKER NATION TO THE BEGINNING OF THE MAMBA/BEAST DYNASTY
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Tue Oct. 7 THOSE WHO FORGET THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT.

http://tinyurl.com/4slstb

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LOS ANGELES LAKERS, LAKER NATION HEAR MY PLEA!!
HISTORY AWAITS YOU, GOD CONSECRATES YOU.
GO FORTH AND CLAIM WHAT IS ALREADY YOURS.
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AND NOW YOUR STARTING WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPION LINEUP:
At small forward # 7 Lamar Odom
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What up Mamba.

I am ready for this year. The only thing we need to do is convince LO to be the 6 man. I mean hey Ginobli did it and he never complained.

Who is Luke's stalker?

With my powers of deduction, I suspect its somebody on this blog.

Who else would be that obsessed with the Lakers and one particular player? Who else lives, breaths, thinks Lakers during the day, and even dreams Lakers at night? And who else is so preoccupied with the Lakers, that they will do all of this to their emotional, social, and financial harm?

I f you want to know who the stalker is, look no further than the LA Times Lakers Blog.

Was it coincidental that while the Angels banished at Edison Field, the Lakers surfaces just across at Honda Center? The boys of summer ended their season with a whimper yet a delightful performance while the Men of Fall will begin theirs with a bang!

Wow. That article on Luke's stalker was sure creepy. I felt bad for Luke. That kind of stress (combined with injury) certainly had to effect his game negatively.

I know a couple quick solutions to Luke's stalker issue.

1. We send Faith or Lakergurl over to Luke's house to kick that stalker girl's ass.

2. Or we introduce stalker girl to Shaquille O'Neal. I'm sure the two would have a lot in common and it would be a match made in Heaven (if by "Heaven" I mean a dirty, meth ridden trailer park outside of Phoenix.)

GO LAKERS!

Bynum's sporting a goatee! I wonder if Kareem's got him listening to Jazz yet?

Rad Vlad really worked on his defense during the offseason!

Awesome!

Jon is happy!

GO LAKERS!

Does anyone know if the game comes on online???

I know itis on NBTV.

More than anything else, love to see what the youth brings on the table like Sun Yue, Brandon Heath, Dwayne Mitchell, CJ Giles, Josh Powell, Joe Crawford and the new Coby Karl. We lost Ronnie Turiaf but added 7 new names. Currently, there are 19 players in the preseason only 15 will make the roster and 12 players in every game. Out of the 8 names mentioned, who will be the four unlucky ones? Sadly, the real lucky players are not the other four but those who played with meager talents but talented enough to seal long contracts. It is also a preseason to prove to Laker fans that they really belong to the team and proud donning purple and gold.

Yeaaaaaa!!! Finally some Laker Basketball....Mamba24 thanks for the roll call!!! Now, i need to know where i can watch this game online. Thanks fam!

"Occasionally, there are reminders that for all the perks that go along with life as an NBA player, there are scary moments, too. Luke Walton spoke with the OC Register's Kevin Ding about his experiences over the last year with a female stalker. Creepy stuff. "

........Faith?

"Never until those Finals did I realize how much defense matters in the game of basketball," Lakers forward Vladimir Radmanovic said. "I tried to focus more on my defense than anything else this offseason. That's the part of the game I lack the most."

We'll see Vlad... We'll see!

Love the roll calls... keep 'em up!!

ALL HAIL NBA LEAGUE PASS!!!!!

Just ordered mine.

I can't wait for the game tonight.

Any idea if this game going to be on TV?

Hello Lkaer Nation. Good monin' Mamba. Moved to MIssouri from Dana Point this offseason...Lets go boys

Go Lakers!

COME HOME LAKER BLOGGERS COME HOME GAME TIME!!

Finally, been waiting for a while. Only three more weeks until the real games start. I'm getting antsy..

Lamar = Laker for Life

GO LAKERS

I am so excited. It is a day of awesome anticipation. Go Lakers!

Game day!! I'm headed out to the game tonight. Gotta see the return of the Beast, and see our 2 7 footers work together.

Thanks Mamba for the roll call. I missed that over the LONG summer!

Kobesbad,

Dude, what are you thinking? That's almost as bad as moving from Los Angeles to Cleveland.

GO LAKERS!

Present!

Andrew Bynum is looking more like Tracy Morgan as he grows up.

Does anyone know if they're showing this on TV??

Or did i miss something n it was already announced?? LOL..

ANYWAYS... How is everybody..??...

When I was in high school, my girlfriend had one of her friends "stalk" me for a month which culminated in my stalker showing up at my birthday party that my girlfriend was hosting and revealing it was all a joke. Now THAT was creepy.

Can't wait to see the game tonight. It'll be on KCAL for LA residents. I'm really excited.

I wonder how accurate that article about STHs was about the hike in ticket prices. I thought the ticket prices went up for the public but not the STHs. Mine didn't go up at all. They're still $28. But if you try and buy them through ticketmaster it's $35.

I thought I saw a promo for the game on KCAL9 last week? It better be on TV!!

Fatty,

You just might be right--The Luke Stalker is one of the bloggers here who is trying to scare him off so Luke will demand to be traded!!

Attention All Locals

the game is on KCAL 9, starting at 7.

Might have to pre-empt the debate.

Gotta see me some BEAST!

I'm a long time reader of this blog, and until today i gathered the courage to post. My english isn't good enough yet, but my excitement is bigger than my fear to be taken as a converted LGC's or other repented troll with bad spelling and/or grammar ;)
So, my objectives for this season are:
1- Write more posts buttler
2- Be noticed by MAMBA24 and make my first appearance in the roll calls
3- Be in the 70 win bandwagon
4- Celebrate the 08-09 championship!!

GO LAKERS!!!

Saludos desde Chile

Hooray, Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray!

It's time to raise the curtains! It's time to light the lights! It's time to get things started ... on the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, lakermaniacial .... This is what we call the Lake Show!

(Please excuse me ... it's been so long that I actually watched a few minutes of WNBA here and there!)

Go Lakers!

For those not local to LA, the game's on NBA TV tonight, and they'll have the KCAL feed.

Mamba24 - I can't tell you how much seeing that roll call has meant to me. WE'RE BACK BABY!!!!!

T minus 6 hours and counting......

The chant from the Pond (Honda Center....whatever) is going to be: SKY-HOOK! SKY-HOOK! Everytime the Beast is down low! I swear if that happens my head will explode!!

GO LAKERS!

game time....and so it begins, the return of the championship back to staples and LA

Morning all.....BTW....For all the gamers in blog land.....NBA LIVE is not as good as i thought it would be......BUT>>>NBA 2K9 is OH SO GOOD.....Any way its good to see the season almost here and that nervous energy beginning to kick in....

Good luck LAKERS and to all the faithful bloggers on this site.....Sit back,crack the top off a cold one and pull the recliner lever all the way back and enjoy.....This season i have the pleasure of watching all the Laker games on Apple TV in my tv room........And not on my 19inch computer screen...Enjoy children,,,,,,Enjoy...I will

Charles,

That's who he looks like!! I could never put my finger on it.

Hopefully he leave the comedy and eccentric persona to Tracy.

#4

Hate to break this to us bloggers (Mamba don't forget to add me to roll call please) but apperantly Tex is very critical of Drew:

http://tinyurl.com/3n5tpg

http://tinyurl.com/4udgqc

[Winter said a major factor in the slow start so far has been Bynum not giving maximum effort in practice.

"He's just not exerting himself, maybe," Winter said. "And most of the other guys are. I think he just needs to play a little harder.
Bynum has said himself that practice work hasn't had him completely riveted.
"This is the first year where it's kind of a little bit boring just because we have to run through the same stuff we already know," he said."]

["I think what he’s doing is starting to pace himself,” Winter said of Bynum’s approach."]

and Jon K. won't like this one at all: (no it's not a UCLA sucks thing)

http://tinyurl.com/4pnggh

Elgin not being in control anymore?

Please don't shoot the messenger.

If Tex is right looks like it will be a while for twin towers to come up (I hope that that Drew and Pau work well together). In this case though, depth is added.

But for now like Phil said, let's see how it goes.

-blitz

Is it going to broadcast on the internet too????????

Lmao at all these laker fans that are so eager for the game tonight. People it's just a preaseason game, it doesn't count.

And yet here I am debating myself on whether I should get league pass now ( and F up my already strained budget ) or wait till after middle of the month ( when my bank account will have a healthy dose of a pay check deposited in it )

Sigh ... well I aint ordering and I'm calling the rest of you names ... desperate, no life, fans ... yeah I'm a hater ... umm anyone know if there's a link online ... just so i can make sure not to visit that link to watch the game ...

This one is going to be enough to make LakerTom cry...

http://tinyurl.com/3n5tpg

Laker coaches are considering having Bynum come off the
bench instead of Lamar.

But can you imagine how badass the bench mob will be with
Famar and Sasha and Bynum and Luke (one he gets healthy).

YOU'RE GOING DOWN FAKERS FANS! I'm back and I've so much to tell you, but so little time.

BK - modern theatrics may have just arrived in SLC, but we've been focusing on more important things around here like a sound economy with an industrial backbone. The more I hear about CA and their economy, the more remorse I have for you folks. I heard something so pathetic that I just about fell out of my chair. I heard that your dip%#@& transportation dept is thinking about posting LED advertisement boards on the highway in lieu of the advisement boards because "it will generate tens of millions of $$$s." HOW PATHETIC!!! Didn't your leaders learn enough from distracted driving from your recent train incident? My solace goes out to all of the friends and families involved in this tragedy. I'm sorry, but this is absurd like the WWFNBA officiating and it won't generate income because there will be too many lawsuits and liars, I mean lawyers, trying to make a lot of $$$$$ along with all of the insurance idiots. Enough said for that topic.

I'm stating now that I will be a watchdog for the officiating in the WWFNBA this year and keeping close watch on the statistics. With the current economic struggles (surprise, surprise huh!) of course they aren't going to bring down the house with another story of corruption. The WWFNBA is a mulit billion industry and we just can't afford to have another one of those go down. I'm sure that shrewd idiot Stern got donw on his knees and cried and begged the FEDS to look past this one.

I don't think that you're going to get the benefit of the calls anymore as you're no longer a good example of the "ideal" state. I feel for all of you hard-working stiffs, as I am one, and I detest the rest of you who make money via, may I call them Wall Street gimmics. I can't wait to blog with all of you this year. I hope you have been doing well the past few months.

Also, Kobe's vernacular is terrible and that goes for most of the men in the WWFNBA. During the Olympics the ladies were a lot better at speaking than the men. They are the true role models. The men souded like a bunch of thug-boys, especially Kobe.

Hasta la vista!

Good Afternoon Mamba24, Charles, Jon K, Justa and all of Laker Nation!

Mamba, thank you for the Roll Call...........it woudn't be game day without it!

Saludos, Mr. Nano, welcome to the Laker Nation!

Waited all summer for this! It's time to see how dominating we're going to be in the paint this year. Thank goodness Vlad actually had a coherent thought this summer, and it was Defense! Amazing!

Time to start the march to the Trophy!

LET'S GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Note of caution to all fans,

We just need to remember, this is PRESEASON, Phil never put much into it, if I'm correct NO lost all the preseason games last season. The result now does not matter, this why it's called PRESEASON..

CHI Laker fan,

Thank you, for your note on behalf of all the fans not from LA

Mamba?

What happened to my name in the roll call. (I was actually one of the first people listed on the roll call..please put me higher on the list)

Anyway,
I predict the Lakers to lose!!!

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3630879

Luke Walton's stalker is arrested!!

I think I'll have the game on in one room and the debate in the other so I can just walk back and forth between them hahaha.

ooops..didn't see someone posted that already...

I predict the Lakers to lose!!!!!!! wooooooooooooo

Hi Everyone!

is the game on teh interwebs? I'm still out here in Lubbock, and I wanna get a chance to see the boys play.

Thanks for the roll call MAMBA24!

Mamba24,

That's what I am talking about!! Game Day!! Roll Call!! No more SCENARIOS.....

AK/BK

"Despite some lean economic times, Laker fans are renewing their season tickets at a 99% clip, about 20 above the national average. "

You know what they say about recessions.....the rich get richer....and only the rich can afford those pricey season tickets.

oh well......I will have to make due with the 46" LCD with surround sound. Whhaaaaaaa!!

janaya


Hey All my LAKER FANS!!!!!!!!

And the ROAD TO THE RING begins!!!!!! Lets get those pre season games to figure it out then on to wining 60 regular season games- I am calling 60 for the championship baby!!!!!!

Lets go LAKERS!!!!!!!

Mamba- good to see the roll call back its been too long of a summer.

Bad Cold/Headache! DJ down 500+!

Who, Me Worry?

No way; Let's Go Lakers, and Mamba24's Cheers..

Baywood

ESPN reports today that:

Winter said a major factor in the slow start so far has been Bynum not giving maximum effort in practice.

"He's just not exerting himself, maybe," Winter said. "And most of the other guys are. I think he just needs to play a little harder."

Bynum has said himself that practice work hasn't had him completely riveted.

"This is the first year where it's kind of a little bit boring just because we have to run through the same stuff we already know," he said.

- So bynumb is already bored with practice and he hasn't even played in 6 months? No motivation at all...and here I thought he was supposed to have a good attitude. Doesn't sound like him and gasal are meshing in the least right now...

Damn, how I've missed that roll call, Mamba24.

That was a thing of pure BEAUTY.

I can hardly wait the 3 hours, 39 minutes until tip-off.

Let the year of domination begin.

Go Lake Show!

I honestly don't care if Bynum comes off the bench, cuz I remember how good Bynum and Farmar were last year!! Besides we dont need the same starting lineup all the time. We can go big or small....run n gun or halfcourt. I have NO worries at all.

Thank God for NBATV.

Right before the Laker game, there is a 2 hour Suns training camp session. Can't wait to hear how Fat-Daddy has a sore back or knee, or whatever, and he won't be playing much in the pre-season.

I have a hunch the "Shaq-o-meter" may need to be watched closely this year. I'm guessing he plays less than 60 games this year.

MAMBA24,
It's DACSILA not DASCILLA. Anyway, thanks for adding my name to the long list bloggers here. I wish you remove that name BUTT ler in the list.
MORE POWER TO THE LAKERS. This will be the year of the DODGERS and the LAKERS.

thekobebryantblitz,

While I deeply respect everything that Elgin Baylor has done for the Lakers and the Clippers AND I recognize that for many years Elgin Baylor was essentially hogtied as a GM by Donald Sterling's excessively tight pursestrings.... still Elgin Baylor has only had a handful of exceptional years as GM amid decades of floundering AND he's 74 years old.

I love Elgin Baylor and I'm glad he won GM of the Year in 2006. He deserved it; however, everyone eventually has to exit gracefully from their job and it may well be Elgin's time.

Go Clippers!

GO LAKERS!

AK/BK:

Will there be a game thread tonight? Even preaseason games are more fun to watch when you can watch them with fellow bloggers.

Mr.Nano, Bienvenido!

Don't worry about your english some of us have been speaking it for years and we still don't have it down :)


I will be very interested to watch the lineups of:
Farmar or Machine
Kobe
Ariza
Pau
Bynum

I predict this will be their best lineup by the end of the year. Half the time Farmar will be in during crunch, the other half of the time it will be Sasha. Just depends on who's hot.

Yeah!! Game Day!!

Who cares if it´s preseason or spiderpig! The guys are back to action! And you know what? they won´t stop till we´ve got The 2009 NBA Champions Thropy!! A hell of months away!

For those seeking a path of gold and purple I bring you this... http://www.rojadirecta.org/ Hope it works (scroll down and seek for 04:00 GT

MAMBA24 There is no rollcall for me?? Maybe I should became a stalker to make me notice.

AK/BK


Of course we're having a game thread...Right?

Fatty...

Couldn't be a blogger...did you hear how much time she actually spent doing the stalking bit? stalkers stalk and bloggers blog...then again Faith hasn't been around as much the last year.

..or maybe this lass has the internet hooked up on her phone?

Thing that amazes me is he put up with it for a year!
I would have been calling the cops third time I saw her.
Luke is a genuinely nice guy.Hopefully he plays well enough so the blog will lay off him this year.Maybe the stalker was putting him off?

Hopefully for Lukes sake theres no copycatting

Who's this f.....ng freak ENGINEERO who's trying to spoil our excitement about our favorite team. If you want to be as negative as you can be just get an airplane ticket (one way) to IRAQ and spent your remaining life there and LEAVE us alone here in our LAKERLAND.

Mr.Nano

My inglis and spilling is ohhhkay. But wat important is lAker loveengs.

Keep posting sir. You are doing a fine job! Represent my Laker Family!

Regards,

Charles

What up Weoples!

Im back and wish er'one a happy season

October 2008 LA Dodgers World Series Champs
January 2009 USC National champions
March 2009 UCLA NCAA Basketball champions
June 2009 Lakers NBA champions

A clean sweep!

LOL! We've been through this... Sasha is stalking me, not the other way around. Ew on Luke lol.

Yah! Mamba24! Now it feels like the season is indeed opening!

I'm going to be at the game tonight, so hopefully I can bring on some tidbits back to the blog.

Go Lakers!

Just about 2 hours to go - I can't hardly stand it! I know... I know... It's just pre-season. But hey - who cares? It's Laker Time BABY and that's all that really matters.

Engineero - you're back?? You were gone?? Were you missed?? I guess not.... wait a second... who am I talking to again? I forgot... But I do know that someone must have left the screen door open, cuz there's some cow paddies plopped down in here - watch your step people!

GO LAKERS!

I know how critical it is for laker defense to improve
but what I hope to see is advanced triangle.
Even if only marginal improvements are made on defense due to better schemes, size, line up changes or players not slowed down by injury, I would like to see this team play advanced triangle and tear the opponent up.

I remember one summer espn article about how the Lakers as a team do not take very many charges and this is an example of how they are not a good defensive ball club. Perhaps you already understand this the Laker defense is not about getting dead ball turn overs like the charge. Can you imagine Kobe taking a charge, the article made a stat about the frequency or likely hood a charge is drawn by a particular player, Kobe ain't going to fall down or flop or do anything remotely like that unless he's run over by something bigger then an aston martin. He is going to man up, get low, face the guy and stare him down. And the rest of the team follows that as well. Laker coaches have that same mindset for their defense, on dribble penetration the wings should stay on their man and help should come from the middle. Block shots up high, use your height, they have to come to you and your level if they want to score thus preventing the foul call, those were words given from one great Laker center to this generations.

Playing basic triangle hinders them, coaching staff (triangle experts) can't use the offense to its max potential to exploit or counter the defense, opposing coaches can quickly study up on the triangle, figure out basic points and come up with disruption methods. In the early 2000's when the lakers had to play Portland in the playoffs, Jackson wrote that Portland was a problem because Pippen was triangle experienced, more so then his own team, so Pippen could advise teammates and coaches where to bog down the laker offense or intercept critical passes.

The triangle is an equal opportunity offense, not every player has to be an all star to do his part in the flow of the triangle. The 2008 lakers have highly skilled players at every position and coming off the bench, I can not wait for a chance to watch this team show the full power of this offense and its principles it will be a real joy for all of us and the fans of basketball around the world.

eric sez:

"Thank God for NBATV.

Right before the Laker game, there is a 2 hour Suns training camp session. Can't wait to hear how Fat-Daddy has a sore back or knee, or whatever, and he won't be playing much in the pre-season. "

Actually, you're in luck getting to see a truly potent team practice before the lakers-blazers gane.

Seriously, SHACK is in great shape and doesn't seem to have the motivation issues or health problems that bynumb has. But gaze upon SHACK and admire him if you must.

Ah yes... the NBA (pre) season.

I shall awaken from hibernation. The season is upon us and it's time to feast again.

FEAST!!!

DEFENSE!!!

Has this been linked yet? From ESPN

About Bynum: "He's tremendously talented and he's really lost that baby fat," Winter said. "He has matured physically. He can run so much better than he used to. It's just a question of him learning to play a little harder, compete a little harder. I think that'll come."
It helps the Lakers' overriding optimism that Gasol has looked downright dynamic out on the wing as a face-up player. He definitely prefers playing power forward to center, and it is inevitable that Bynum and Gasol will start together - just maybe later than sooner.
"Gasol has shown signs of playing the power forward pretty well," Winter said. "He has a lot of all-around skills. And when Bynum gets with it, I think it'll work itself out."

--from ESPN

Wes

Mamba24's opening roll call means that it is BACK ON!!! So very very very glad to see it!!!!!!

YEAHHHHHHH FRICKEN YEAAAAHHHHHHH

LET'S GO LAKERS!!!!!!!

PS It frustrates me and is good for you all that there are no larger fonts!

GOOooOOOOOooooOOOOOOOO
LAAAAaaaAAAAAKKKKKkkkkKKEEEEeeeEEEeeEERRSSSSSSSSsssssss!!!

Back in business, peeps!

Unfinished bid-ness to take care of this year.

Skip all the BS, and let's play Boston, every night, 82 games...and work 'em like the tranny on the POS Nissan I got from AVIS at LAX...rough, rude, and remorseless. And while were at it, I want USC to start scheduling Boston College.

Where is Let's Go C's? Come on, boy! As the Captain says at the opening of MXC: "Git-it-on!!"

Respectfully, to all of those who deserve it (you know who you are...)

HIGH CHEESE

Elgin Baylor stepped down as Clippers GM written by BK

http://tinyurl.com/3fp2cc

He was made a scapegoat of the real LA Goat!

MAMBA24,

Dude, that roll call is as comprehensive a piece of work that I have ever seen, especially considering that the DOW is DOWN 500+ today....

But why, oh why, am I DEAD LAST? And with an asterisk?

I feel like the kid that got chosen last for the pickup game...just gimme the rock, and watch out, 'cause I clearly have a lot to prove...

Much respect to you, sir

HIGH CHEESE

Long Time,

I am not worried. No way can they keep Drew from starting. Even Phil is not that stupid. it's just more mind games to motivate Drew to practice harder, which he will do.

Tom

I'll say one thing...

Get rid of Lamar!!!!!!

Oh my.

That 'Stalker Stacy' chick is pretty ugly. What a loser.

But is she really dating Jordan? That's the worst celebrity hookup since D-Wade was caught whisperiing sweet nothngs into Star Jones' ear.

Stalker Stacy gets her fame, finally. She'll be the feel-good hit of her 25th class reunion.

The stalking thing is bad, but doing the sharpie swipe to Luke's car because he passed on signing an autograph--after he'd signed them several times--is brutally unjust. Just dumb and wacked.

OK.

Wes


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