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Do actual Oklahomans tire of this song?

"...Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain
And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain.
Oklahoma, Ev'ry night my honey lamb and I
Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk
Makin' lazy circles in the sky.

We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!Oklahoma
And when we say
Yeeow! Ayipioeeay!
We're only sayin'
You're doin' fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma O.K..."

Meh. G-rated saccharin aside, speaking confidently for most NBA players and the press corps that follows the league, I'd have strongly preferred the Sonics had stayed in Seattle.  But we are where we are, meaning tonight in OKC fans can replace hawk-watching with Kobe watching as the Lakers roll into town for the second game of what Phil Jackson calls his team's "penance," their seven game, figure skating induced road trip.  It's a good time to come together as a group, realizing potential and finding their niche in the rotation.  One guy who hopes to capitalize on recent signs of life is Jordan Farmar, who is working to balance the needs of the offense with his natural basketball instincts.  Farmar wants to be aggressive (so does PJ), but, just as there is between stupid and clever, there's a fine line between aggressive and destructive that Farmar is walking. 

It's been a tough year for the UCLA product.  Is it because he's arrogant?  Confident?  Both? Does that hurt the Lakers or help? 

But back to Oklahoma. 

As the song suggests, the Thunder have indeed been doin' fine of late, winning seven of 12 and showing improvement as the season has progressed. Much of the recent run came with Kevin Durant on the sidelines, when OKC showed a little more defensive gusto.  With him back, though, LA has an explosive scorer to contend with, as well as a rapidly improving Russell Westbrook.  The potential for this team is indeed as high as an elephant's eye, but OKC isn't there yet.  Still, LA can't screw around.

In news that should confirm that Jerry West is aging gracefully and without any mental complications, he has apparently turned down the opportunity to become the next GM of the Clippers.

In another indication of how context and perspective matter, The Daily Oklahoman asks if PJ is the greatest coach in NBA history.

In other news...

BK

 
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Good morning. Game Day! Enough said. Go Lakers!

Thanks for the roll call, Mamba24. Game day!

Go Lake Show!

I hate the Celtics so I don't really follow what Doc Rivers says (unless they're playing the Lakers) but I read this quote and thought it described what happens often with our bench mob. . .

"Sometimes the worst thing that can happen is the second unit sees a big lead and they see the first unit scoring at ease," Rivers said. "So they're walking on the floor and all they're thinking about is how many ways they can score, instead of thinking that the reason the first unit scored is because they were getting stops and running and sprinting down the floor.

(From Boston Globe)

GO LAKERS!!!

Damn Mamba24, That's what I need in this Robitussin filled morning!

Morning Guys. I actually don't mind Hobbit and KobeBlitz duking it out...

Posted by: Charles Yao | March 24, 2009 at 08:57 AM

Typical. Diplomatic ass kisser!!!
LOL Howya doin C.

I don't know if Okies tire of that song. However Laker fans never tire of WE Love LA!

Regarding Farmar, there's also a fine line between arrogance and confidence. We all should want our players to be confident in their abilities, while at the same time acknowledging their weaknesses. I think arrogance sets in when players are blinded to their own weaknesses.

With Farmar, I've always thought he never lacked for confidence. That's something I've liked about him. It sure is better to have a player with confidence, even if it borders on arrogance at times, than a player with a fragile psyche (i.e., Smush).

LOL I do! I love musicals!

PsLakerFan

Diplomatic, you should know by now I am far from diplomatic. I'm good man. How are things at the Springs?


Too bad money and politics couldn't keep the Sonics in Seattle but the Okey fan base has proven to be NBA worthy.

Which begs a question: would the Clippers have a better chance of success in a another market? Would there be an equal outcry if they were to make a move? aside from Jon Kav...

AK/BK

Is it possible to hear KobeBlitz and Hobbitmage on your Live Podcast. That would be great.

GO LAKERS!!

LOL I do! I love musicals! Posted by: Faith | March 24, 2009 at 10:49 AM

If you love them Faith then so do I. ...THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE
SOUND OF MUSIC....Yes, Yes, and the Celtics are not our enemies ...Yes, Yes
WTF!!!!!!!! LETS GET THIS MOTHER BACK ON TRACK

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(01) JustAnotherMambaFan - OWNER - Why so much angst??
Seriously, people - we got this!
(02) MAMBA24 - DRIVER - Yes We Can!!!! We Got This!!
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(04) Hellraiser526 (certified mamba fan) Let Hell be raised!!!
(05) BD – I think I will take your advise and Enjoy the Ride

"In news that should confirm that Jerry West is aging gracefully and without any mental complications, he has apparently turned down the opportunity to become the next GM of the Clippers."

LOL. For completely innocent reasons, we need more former Lakers running other teams in the league. How does Eric Gordon for Sun Yue sound?

VMan,

I've always thought the Clips should move to another market to get out of the shadow of the Lakers. Just like the Nets and Knicks in the NY area, there's no way the Clips are going to even come close to getting the support that the Lakers get in LA. I don't think anyone would shed a tear if the Clips packed their bags and moved.

How about a trade with San Diego: LA gets the Chargers, San Diego gets the Clippers. You've gotta think San Diego has been dying for Clipper basketball to return for many years now.

In news that should confirm that Jerry West is aging gracefully and without any mental
complications, he has apparently turned down the opportunity to become the next
GM of the Clippers."Posted by: EJK | March 24, 2009 at 11:06 AM

D@mn, D@mn, D@mn!!!!! JON K. WHAT DO WE PLAY FOR?

Yo peace, Mamba24. Thanks for the shout.

LOL. For completely innocent reasons, we need more former Lakers running other
teams in the league. How does Eric Gordon for Sun Yue sound?
Posted by: EJK | March 24, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Sounds good to me but did you run it through the trade machine.

Roll call smells better than napalm in the morning.

Lakers should not take this game lightly.

I wonder, could we ever get Ben Gordon . . . .

perfect for the triangle PG . . . deadly shooter / scorer . . . can work without the ball, quick . . . not a great defender, but i am sure he's better than both fish and farmar

EJK

I'll second the Chargers / Clippers swap but not sure you'd get a consensus in SD.

The Clippers are orphans, and probably do need to be the only game in some new town. SD, Seattle, Vegas would all be better than more of same in LA.

Morning all.....This is the second time TJ Ford has had troubles with his head...Inside that is...I know that i go on about not liking Farmar but imagine collecting the inbound pass,taking the ball up court,not passing to team mates and blowing 3 plays....Farmar would get destroyed ...Not only by the team but the blog would explode......when it happened they sent Jack to the locker room and sat Ford for 12 minutes..Now Ford gets demoted to the bench....The guy needs to see Dr Phill....

BTW...I really like Westbrook....Even with Durant out they still played well....He may not get the attention like Rose or Mayo but he gets my vote for ROY....

new post.

BK

BTW...I really like Westbrook....Even with Durant out they still played well....
He may not get the attention like Rose or Mayo but he gets my vote for ROY....
Posted by: Thirty2 | March 24, 2009 at 12:03 PM

That's good enough for me.

LUKE BELONGS WITH THE LAKERS:

All you Luke antagonistsLUKE BELONGS WITH THE LAKERS:

All you Luke antagonists, I say Luke belongs with the Lakers for several good reasons:

His Hollywood good looks are good for the LA LA land image
He has Bill Walton’s genes
He is smart and understands the triangle offense
He fits well with the second unit
He is a better leader than TA and a stabilizing factor for second unit

mamba24,

what a way to start a laker game day whooo! really starts me up anyways thanks for putting in me the bandwagon man!

let hell be raise LAKERS!!!

As a reminder, multiple personas aren't encouraged. Please limit yourself to one handle and stick to it.

Thanks,

AK

what a way to start a laker game day whooo! really starts me up anyways thanks
for putting in me the bandwagon man! let hell be raise LAKERS!!! Posted by:
hellraiser526 (certified mamba fan) | March 24, 2009 at 12:27 PM

It aint a Bandwagon without a little Hell Raising.LOL!!

Larry(Mamba24)

Cheers Mamba

I'm just a girl who can't say no... to musicals that is!!!
Woo hoo!! Game Day!!!!
Stirring roll call Mamba24!!

EJK,
"I've always thought the Clips should move to another market to get out of the shadow of the Lakers"

The Clippers need to change owners to get out of the shadow of Donald Sterling.

ex,

"The Clippers need to change owners to get out of the shadow of Donald Sterling."

Touche. If he's found liable in Elgin's lawsuit against him, hopefully the league will find a way to kick him to the curb.

Oklahomans never tire of that song.

It's played in every home in Oklahoma 24 hours a day. It's the law.

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!

Mamba24,

The Lakers play for Championships.

Making the playoffs is not enough.

Only being in the running for the Western Conference and NBA Finals Championships is enough.

AND... there's a big reason why the only banners we have at Staples are those commemorating our victories in the Finals.

As everyone knows... the Lakers are held to a higher standard.

So, if you want to be a LAKER, you have to hold yourself to higher standard.

It's not about "doing your best", it's about doing everything necessary to win... at all expenses.

There is only do or do not.

Get it done.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!

exheldovr/EJK,

As a Clippers fan, as much as I hate to say it, I think that Elgin Baylor's lawsuit is frivolous. If there's any truth to it, Elgin Baylor should have quit instead of "put up with it" and then complain after he's fired after being one of the worst GMs in sports history.

All this much said, Donald Sterling needs to do something to leave some positive legacy. When he dies, what he will be remembered for is the Clippers and unless he turns things around, it will be an extremely poor legacy.

Would I like him to sell the team to someone who has a passionate desire to win and would keep the Clippers in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County or San Diego? Absolutely.

But that's not going to happen. The Donald's ego is too big and he actually makes money off the Clippers.

Anyhow, this year was a disaster, primarily due to injuries. I had high hopes, but I must say that his is the most painful year I have EVER experienced as a Clippers fan. It's been awful and it has been so awful because THEORETICALLY on paper it shouldn't have been bad at all.

Go Clippers!

GO LAKERS!

Part would be on this song but most is still within the members.With the team work and determination,there's no impossible winnings.

It has a deep meaning especially with Oklahoma citizen.When i heard songs like this,i remember other national anthem of some country.Not just a simple song but a song with a heart n every lyrics.

Love the song so much.It serves as the representation of the history and culture of Oklahoma.Very wonderful lines.

That is,after every rain sun always follow to shine and rise.There are times that we fail but on those times we also learn.What important is you stand up again and do your best to achieve your goal.


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