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Lakers snag O'Brien: The reactions

I offered some thoughts during the game summary.  BK relayed Kobe's words at the podium.  Here's a buffet of additional thoughts about the Lakers' 99-86, Finals-clinching win over the Orlando Magic.  

As one would expects, OODLES of stuff out there.  While trying to provide as much as possible, I began a typical post forged through a running narrative and excerpts, but realized the body was growing far too dense for easy viewing.  Thus, I started over and switched to a cleaner bullet point layout.  I trust people can survive a thread robbed of my brilliant prose.

Anyhoo, here we go...

Happy reading!

AK

 
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I haven't been able to read everything but... has there been any explanation how the Buss family trots out 2 "sons" nobody has ever heard of? What was Jim Buss doing that was so important? What about Jeanie? You'd think Jeanie would be smart enough to know how bad it would look, why wasn't she there?

That was... weird...

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We Rise and now it’s time that we, took our rightful place in Laker history
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If a team has Mamba & 10 Rings too, Nothings impossible for them to do.
They played for one & only one thing, Jon K we played for & got our Ring
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This is just the beginning don’t you know, Now it begins, welcome DYNASTY “Fo”
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Mike T. your place is waiting for you, No apologies Bro. let’s start anew
Yes Kobe can win without Shaq, the Finals MVP backs up that fact
Ok Shaq no time to waste, Time to tell Kobe, How does his Azz Taste
Mean Vindictive un huh that’s true, but Shaq you had it coming to you
Now you trying to weasel your way back , But now you’re just a tired old hack
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At Forward, Number (3) – TREVOR (The Cobra) ARRIZA
At Forward Number (7) LAMAR (Sweet Tooth) ODOM
At Guard Number (2) – DEREK(3 Point) FISHER
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ALL TOGETHER NOW
We’re the Freaking LA Lakers , we’ve won 15 Rings
10 of the 50 Greatest players played under our wings
We’ve had 4 Laker Dynasties, but who’s keeping score
That’s 3 better than any team has ever had before
The best Winning Percentage in History, yeah that’s true
You want Hall of Fame Coaches, Check it, we’ve got two.
We got the current and Finals MVP in Kobe Bryant
The list of Laker greats starts with the great George Mikan
We Claim Shaq, Magic, Wilt, Elgin & Kareem
Worthty, Goodrich & Big shot Horry, we take only the cream
We Claim a Glove, A Mailman, A Logo, and a Beast
We’re coached by a 10 time Title Winner who learned Zen in the East
Chick Hearn the Legend, Broadcasted our Lakers Games
Now he’s Broadcasting from Heaven & is in the Hall of Fame
We got Sports Winningest and Best Owner in Dr. Jerry Buss
And The only one that can beat the Freakin La Lakers is us
That’s just a summary of our Resume, we don’t talk we Do.
WE’RE THE FREAKING WORLD CHAMPION LAKERS WHO THE HELL ARE YOU!!
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LAKERS TODAY LAKERS TOMORROW LAKERS FOREVER
I LOVE YOU LAKER BLOG, ENJOY YOUR SUMMER CHAMPIONS!!!

REPOST

CHAMPIONSHIP ON!

LET US PRAY:

Dear Lord, we ain't got enough words to display our JOY, JUBILATION, PRAISE, THANKGIVING AND BLESSINGS to You for delivering to Laker Nation THE FIFTEENTH BANNER! We cannot thank You enough! We cannot praise You enough! We are ECSTATIC! We are EUPHORIC! We stand in awe of Your awesome wonder! You led and guided us back to the mountaintop. And WE PROUDLY PRAISE YOU FOR IT!

HALLELUJAH!!!!

We thank You for Phil Jackson. We thank You for Dr. Jerry Buss. We thank You for the coaching staff. We thank You for Kobe Bryant - Finals MVP! We thank You for sending us Pau Gasol. We thank You for Lamar Odom. We thank You for Andrew Bynum - and continue to pray for 100% complete and total healing in his knees. We thank You for Trevor Ariza - open the floodgates of Dr. Buss' pocketbook and do whatever it takes to keep Trevor here. We thank You for D Fish - the mighty man of faith and timely 3 point shots who joins along with me and Laker Nation in praising YOU for ordering his steps. We thank You for Josh Powell. We thank You for Sasha Vuajcic. We thank You for DJ Mbenga. We thank You for Luke Walton. We thank You for Adam Morrison & Shannon Brown - and we thank the Charlotte Bobcats for ignoring UPS, the diamond in the rough - didn't ya know that DIAMONDS are made to SHINE?! We thank You for Sun Yue.

We thank You for the naysayers, playa-haters, Kobe-haters, doubters, analysts, reporters, ESPN analysts, columnists and trolls across the world who preyed for this moment not to come. We thank You for the Boston Celtics who ushered us into the agony of defeat. Without you, THE THRILL OF VICTORY wouldn't taste so sweet. HEAL THEM. HEAL KG'S KNEE and restore them so we can SETTLE THIS IN 2010 - ONCE AND FOR ALL!

We thank You for the K Bros and LA Times Lakers Blog. We are a family because of You. You challenged me to pray with and for this Blog over a year and a half ago. I was scared because You and Christianity as a whole have gotten a bad rap because of a few bad apples in the bunch. But You encouraged me to press through and show me that the prayers were NOT ABOUT ME. And today, I see the fruit of Your Words. We stand on the mountaintop because You gave me the courage to step out on faith, to brush off the haters, and to let Your light shine through me. I love You. You are awesome.

And You have given me an Awesome Family in this Blog! There are too many of us to name, but I gotta shout out the Blog Family who have impacted me the most: Mamba24, Laker Tom, Edwin Gueco. Mike T. (I TOLD YOU I AIN'T SCARED OF YOU, BRO!), KL, LTLF, Faith, East Coast Jessie, Psyched Laker Girl (still praying for your Dad...and still waiting for my PHOTOS!), Charles, Justanothermambafan, Rick Friedman, Faith, Generic_One (ZOMBIE HUNTER EXTRAORDINAIRE!), Fatty and on and on and on. If I forgot a name, Lord, charge it to my head and not to my heart.

And to my hometown peeps, BK & AK. STL 4 Life! Thank You for allowing me to be used by God to help encourage our Lakers.

THANK YOU LORD. YOU HAVE PROVEN ONCE AND FOR ALL:

OUR TIME!
OUR MOMENT!
OUR TEAM!
OUR DESTINY!

THE FIFTEENTH BANNER IS HERE!

We thank You for answered prayer...AMEN!

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"Jerry Buss made the right choice. Call him a ballhog. Call him selfish and arrogant. Call him whatever you want. But Jerry Buss bet the whole Laker house on Kobe. And he delivered...LONG BEFORE THIS! The 81 point game. The MVP. The leadership. The passion. The determination. Ignoring surgery on his fingers to keep fighting and keep pushing." Said Utz

I'm pretty sure I've always said that Buss & Co. made the right choice picking Kobe over Shaq.

My gripe with Kobe, less all of the non-sense, was how immature he was and lack of "leadership" he displayed from 2004 through 2007. Kobe has matured over the years and lead a Laker team to a championship playing "the right way" (ie, team basketball).

Kobe has done right by LA in my book.

I still take offense to those Shaq-haters, but this is the time to celebrate the Laker championship.

'nuff said, Hulk Smash!!

Grrr!

Isn't enough to say it in just one language so...
Lakers 2009 Champions!!!
Lakers 2009 Meister!!!
Lakers 2009 Campeones!!!
Lakers 2009 Sampions!!!
Lakers 2009 Campeões!!!
Lakers 2009 Kampioenen!!!
Lakers 2009 Campioni!!!

AK - Can you please post the other full-transcripts from the podium (winners & losers, including Phil, who started to say something interesting before SportsCentral cut him off). I can't find the full press conferences online on video - they only choose a few clips. Thanks for all your efforts!

Is that a real article by Simers?

I guess he had nothing to say, other than "Dont love the Lakers, because they don't love you."

OK.

I won't.

Wes

IF I HAVE TO I WILL WRITE A VERY GOOD LETTER TO THE LATIMES REGARDING MY COMMENTS NOT BEING POSTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STOP BEING A D B

Isn't enough to say it in just one language so...
Lakers 2009 Champions!!!
Lakers 2009 Meister!!!
Lakers 2009 Campeones!!!
Lakers 2009 Sampions!!!
Lakers 2009 Campeões!!!
Lakers 2009 Kampioenen!!!
Lakers 2009 Campioni!!!
Posted by: MrNano | June 15, 2009 at 11:40 AM

AND YOU SAID IT WELL IN ALL OF THEM MR. NANO!
larry(Mamba24)


PJ is the Lord of the Rings... Best Coach Ever.

Hobbitmage I don't mind eating crow as long as we won but hey both ate crow so don't matter hehe!

In any case both Trevor and Lamar shot amazing from 3 point land. Trevor 46% and Lamar 51%. Make no mistake BOTH are making clear examples of getting that contract in the off-season so neither of us should expect either one to shoot as hot as they did in the playoffs.

How hot? Try topping Ray Allen 41% in the playoffs and Ray Allen is a better pure shooter than either of them.

Yes I agree all 3 are needed to be re-signed but really would like to get rid of Sasha for the sake that he was like the Brian Cook and just plain regressed after that contract.

AMEN! utzworld. Thank you!

Another cheap,, insincere, bought nba championship
Another market created "figure" for the kids to obcess on

No "Team" in sight

It was KOBE KOBE KOBE...
All the time,
On the bench
On the court
talking
chewing
just standing
Repeating his name
over and over
Constantly
KOBE KOBE KOBE
the anouncers
the commentators
the journalists
Over and over
Jackson,"Give the ball to KOBE"
Players,"Give the ball to KOBE"


Now,

You think thats a team?

You think we informed basketball fans are buying into that obvious money making business scam style of game?

Where is The spirit of the GREAT Red HOLZMAN

What has Jackson ever done but massage huge ego's?

Thats not great Basketball

That's not a team

How Sad

Violator,

Settle down, man. I haven't had a chance to explain the issue. To the best of my knowledge, you had one comment that didn't go through and it was because there were too many exclamation points and letters strung together without a space. That stretches out the physical appearance of the blog. Just cut down on that and it's fine.

AK

Mamba nice roll call

HOW MUCH HEART DO YOU HAVE NOW????

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. SO MUCH HEART YOU Can’t even BEGIN TO BELIEVE THIS. Media Hacks, start getting your CLICHES ready about the CHARACTER OF THE WORLD CHAMPION LA LAKERS!!!! Magic Johnson already knows his wallet is lighter because THERE IS NO WAY THIS TEAM IS GOING ANYWHERE. THIS TEAM IS A DYNASTY!!

KOBE “I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW AMAZING THIS GUY IS EVERY SINGLE NIGHT” BRYANT, PAU GASOL, “EL CONQUISTADOR” dominating the fringes of the paint no like other player in the NBA, LAMAR “SWISS ARMY KNIFE, what do you need I’ve GOT IT” ODUM, D. “DOUBLE DAGGER HEART BREAKER PALPITATION MAKER” FISH, TREVOR “AMAZING, I got hustle, I got steels, I got steels, I got rebounds, I got TO THE RIM WITH AUTHORITY, and HOW DO YOU LIKE THIS THREE POINTER?” ARRIZA, ANDREW “BIG MAN, I’ll give you the depth to get you through the rough spots to the championship” BYNUM, LUKE “WANNA see my MICHAEL JORDAN FINALS IMPRESSION for FIVE STRAIGHT GAMES PLAYING OUT OF MY MIND (and you thought I sucked)” WALTON, JORDAN “QUICK CATALST, GONNA GET ME THAT BUCKET” FARMAR, SHANNON “SPARK AND SLAM” BROWN, SASHA “HEY MOM, I LEARNED D so when the O went he didn’t hurt the team” Vujacic, DJ “I WILL BE THERE WHEN YOU NEED ME” BENGA, and JOSH “GONNA HELP OUT and going to get a jumper” POWELL.

THESE MEN DID IT AND THE SIZE OF THEIR BLOOD PUMPING ORGANS IS SWELLING TO NATIONAL HEIGHTS!

WE ARE CHAMPIONS. WE GOT THIS DONE!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LA ENJOY.

That's not a team How Sad Posted by: roger scot | June 15, 2009 at 11:59 AM

And that's not a pos, that's a piece of garbage. How sad!
Larry(Mamba24)

Here comes the Bynum crybabies.

Note that I NEVER said I would want to trade Bynum except for maybe Dwight and yes when you have a dude who can DEFEND without the need to score (though he obviously does want to score) then almost anyone would prefer that over a "offense first defense then" guy. And then comes the "Bynum has more skills" excuse then you are saying that David Robinson and Patrick Ewing are both better than Shaq because both were more skilled. Bynum does have more skills that does not mean he's better than Dwight and same holds true for Robinson and Shaq.

I disagree vehemently with LTLF about Bynum for CP3. Quality big men don't grow on trees and Bynum still hasn't reached his potential. Besides as long as Kobe is around we don't need a super good point guard just a solid one like Fisher. If it was 10 million with incentives then Bynum's contract would have been great and allowed us to retain Odom/Ariza/Shannon easily. 14 million/Pau Gasol type money is over paying.

Mamba24,

Best. ROLL CALL. EVER.

Let' all boycott this LA Times writer for shaming the home team that we all love. T.J. Simers find a city to love, cause we sure as heck don't love you.

Congratulations to Lakers and Laker Nation on 2009 Chip!

I had no B'day due, no anniverseries or special day but I had Fathers Day early. Thank you Lakers for my Fathers Day gift a week early.

Next Chip 2010!

Roger Scott aka Jonathan don't be mad that we beat your "Superman" who couldn't get past a "soft" Pau Gasol or how Lebron now is minus 4 rings behind Kobe.

Kobe Bryant is the best player on the planet heck even President Obama who correctly predicted us winning though he was wrong in how many games said so.

Who wouldn't give it to the best player on the planet? The Bulls passed it to Michael, previous Laker teams passed it to Shaq and to Magic and to the rest of the greats.

Keep crying fool. Best player of the planet who got the Finals MVP. Your "Superboy" proved that he could not stand the heat.

Enjoy both at Disneyworld which is a poorly imitated copy of the REAL Disney theme park called Disneyland.

We Laker fans are going to Disneyland!

No doom and gloom today, my friends, congrats to the Lakers. Job well done. But what the hell is wrong with TJ Simers, is he bitter or what? Maybe he should go write for the Boston Globe.

@roger scot

Stop your trolling. Don't like it? Go post on the Celtic blog. Kobe led the Lakers to a championship and en route he made two crucial ASSISTS to Fish enabling us to win a game 4. That was the turning point. Enjoy it.

Mamba24, Best. ROLL CALL. EVER.
Posted by: Xodus | June 15, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Thanks Xodus, its been great blogging with you this year.
Take care Bro.
Larry(Mamba24)

WE ARE CHAMPIONS. WE GOT THIS
Posted by: Laker Justice | June 15, 2009 at 12:11 PM

NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!
Have a good summer Bro!!

Mamba nice roll call Posted by: pk-in-the-mesa | June 15, 2009 at 12:08 PM
Thanks pk-in-the-mesa, now don't celebrate to hard and
have a good summer bro.!


Roger Scot:

No "Team" in sight

It was KOBE KOBE KOBE...
All the time,
On the bench
On the court
talking
chewing
just standing
Repeating his name
over and over
Constantly
KOBE KOBE KOBE
the anouncers
the commentators
the journalists
Over and over
Jackson,"Give the ball to KOBE"
Players,"Give the ball to KOBE"


Now,

You think thats a team?"

Forgive him Lord. He's obviously blind. The stats aren't.

GAME 5 STATS OF KEY LAKER PLAYERS NOT NAMED KOBE BRYANT:

PAU GASOL: 14pts - 15 rebounds - 4 blocks
LAMAR ODOM: 17 points - 10 rebounds
TREVOR ARIZA: 15 points - 5 rebounds - 2 steals
DEREK FISHER: 13 points - 4 rebounds - 2 assists

By the way...Kobe led the team in Assists with 5 on the night.

Yeah. 1 man show. Definitely 1 man show.

Kevin Ding can write some good stuff.

Lovin the roll call and the prayers. What a glorious day to be a part of Laker Nation!!!

LAKERS 2008-2009 NBA CHAMPIONS!

It will be interesting to see which analysts and posters acknowledge the accomplishments of Bryant and Jackson, in the new context provided by this title, and which ones twist themselves into pretzels trying to minimize what the contributions of those two were.

Mamba 24 and y'all

The TJ SImers bandwagon just might be TJ's proudest moment.

Sadly, it also might be listed on his "time for a raise" pitch.

Nothing succeeds like excess.

The championship, the roll call and the prayer, now i'm in peace.
Thanks to the Lakers team (from top to bottom) because all the happiness they gave us this season.
Thanks to all the bloggers that makes this blog so cool that even the trolls like it, and wanted to participate.
Thanks to the K Bros for making this blog possible.

Last year, in my first post, and after the finals the debacle, i wrote my goals for this season (as i can remember):
1- Be included in the roll call [Check] (Thank you Larry)
2- Post more than Butler [Check] (he disapeared for a long time, so i can say i did, lol)
3- Celebrate the Championship at the end of the season [ultra Check]

Next season goal:
1- CELEBRATE THE CHAMPIONSHIP AGAIN!!

Now i'm happy, and i'm going to see the replay of the game.

GOOOOO CHAMPIONS!!!

Mamba24 & utzworld,

You guys are truly talented -- thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy out there in LA!

to TJ Simmers

Kobe = 81
Kobe = 2008 MVP
Kobe = Team USA MVP (any National Pride TJ?)
Kobe = 2009 All-Stars MVP
Kobe = 2009 NBA Champ
Kobe = 2009 Finals MVP

Baywood

None are so blind as those whom refuse to see.
The lakers suck
a one man team
Kobe Kobe Kobe
just as we knew all along.....
The LA FAKERS

Now grow up y'all
and start looking at how to win as a team!!!
not a disney inspired, fabricated super hero lead, cartoon character based, comic strip looking video game.

LMAO

Hollywood,...gotta love it .....lol

Hey K Bros, start a poll to give our players some Lakersblog Bloggers Awards. We need to show them our love in a tangible way, don't you think?
My picks:
Most regular player: Pau Gasol
Best player comeback: Derek Fisher

GOOO CHAMPIONS!!

For all of us wondering who TJ Simers speaks for, read the angry comments below this LA Times story on the parade:

http://tinyurl.com/mpzsto

Unbelievable, short sighted, small minded people who don't want the City to spend $1,000,000 on a celebration for our World Champions.

Excuse me, dear idiots, but the City of Los Angeles would be way broker were it not for all the tax revenue generated by the Lakers. Have any of you checked what this franchise is worth, how much merchandise it sells, how many vendors it uses, and how large its payroll is?

Have you pathetic cretins stopped to consider the value of all of the "beauty shots" of the City that America gets to see during nationally televised games. Do you ever think that maybe it helps bring tourism dollars to a city not known for its hospitality?

How about all the televised shots of celebrities who attend the games? Don't you pathetic losers think that the city benefits every time the Lakers host the entertainment elite of the world? It may not be quantifiable, but it adds to the City's value as well.

These ridiculous, angry commenters will not rain on our parade. We will celebrate. The city will survive. And the morons will continue in their daily misery, void of any joy or hope or reason to continue living.

I will re-post this in response to these loser comments below the parade story. Ugh!

roger scott,

The Larry O'Brien Trophy........we LOVE IT!

Superboy and the Queen: Going Fishing.

Roger Scot and Jonathan: Crying a river.

Carpe Diem boy: Seize the day with your Starlet Superboy Howard and Queen James

AK,

I CAN'T SETTLE DOWN I'VE BEEN SETTLED FOR THE LAS 7 YEARS AND I JUST HAD A RED BULL AND WHERE WAS I ...?
YEEEEEE HAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would like to hear some thoughts from Pfunk and MikeT..
Butler can you please hurry up i need to go to work soon...

Roger Scott..did you want me to get you an extra large box of tissues for your man tears..Or maybe a dummy....

how bout them LAKERS

i'm tired of the ThreePeat ERA

FOUR-PEAT,

or

4-PEAT

and by the way, what's the name of the #24 guy? his kind' amazing

TJ Simers is a jerk. It's not because he wrote an article downplaying the Lakers achievement this year, but because he obviously has an issue with the team, the coach and Kobe . He wasn't in the least objective. He was just plain mean-spirited and an idiot. Why is this guy allowed to write sports commentary? He has an axe to grind and should be re-assigned to the position of having a paper route delivery job for the Times.

maybe TJ simmers has millions of readers on the blog and print. but never followers and jealous of not having a parade for himself

no PARADE for U

The results don't always speak for themselves, as this was the closest 4 to 1 series ever! But if you're a Lakers' fan, and I am, the result tastes great! Congratulations, Lakers and Lakers Nation, it was exhausting but well worht it! Somewhere, Chick Hearn is smiling down on us again...

Mamba24,

You are the glue that binds us all together. Thank you, Thank you for all your efforts, poetic interlude, our source of passion and the distributor of all the props while you don't get one. Here is a toast to the best Laker fan of them all.

Steve Aschburner is a Jackass, why does he hate lakers and kobe so much, i just don't get it.Did you read his article on SI, he is still not giving credit to lakers and kobe but rather KG was not there in celtics. Just for the last time, Lakers beat celtics with KG in the team on their floor in a regular season so stop that nonsense.
Celtics is not gonna win championship for another 10 years at least. Celtics bought the championship with 3 superstars in the team, KG could not win championship without Pierce and Ray Allen, Paul Pierce could not do it with KG and Ray Allen could not do it without KG...so get that in your head

I haven't read a Simers article in 2 years.

I had a sign I broght to game 4 of last year's Denver series that said 'Laker Nation to TJ Simers: You're Fired"

The people at the door made me throw it away because it was "mean spirited"

Nevertheless, Laker fans across the world are reading more and more of the OC Register, and less of the LA Times precisely becuase of guys like TJ Simers.

We need more guys like the Kam brothers and Kevin Ding. Give the K Bros a regular column instead of Simers and watch the readership grow!!

"Hollywood,...gotta love it .....lol"

Yeah...folks out here tend to win awards & trophies and are renowned as THE BEST IN THE WORLD. Happens all the time.

Let it go...or, at least, go back and watch the whole game and not the Sportscenter highlights before embarrassing yourself. Again.

Lord, have mercy on Roger Scot. Please...have mercy.

P.S. BUTLER: YOU ARE STILL ON THE CLOCK!

Mamba, launch a BUTLER WATCH Bandwagon, please.

a fitting roll call for a special year.

Thanks Mamba24. We couldn't have won this without you...or everyone here for that matter.

I seriously believe that. One love!

Go Lakers! Go Lakerville!

Mamba24 - you have a great summer too, man. Glad to hear the retirement talk has been shut down. That was just plain wrong!

I am SOOOOOOOO happy today - nothing can take this smile off my face. Not the haters, not the idiots, not the trolls - NOTHING. THA SHOW is back to where they rightfully belong - can't argue with that fools. I pity the fools. GET OFF MY (OUR) CLOUD!

The Lakers are on top of the NBA mountain - exactly where they should be - for exactly all the right reasons.

I'm just going to bask in this glow for awhile and watch the replay of the game tonight. OOOO what a feeling!

Next up - all the talk about resigning our free agents. It can wait until Kobe & Company get back from summer vacation. I'm sure I'm with the majority in believing this team will come back intact, but again - I'm basking right now so we'll have to talk later LOL!

I TOLD YOU FROM THE BEGINNING:

WE GOT THIS!!!!!!!!

And how sweet it is.

For me, this is greater than Kobe 4.

its greater than Phil's 10.

This about the ever transcendent Lakers. The Buss family has done this city right again. No matter how you slice this team up, or who is coaching it, I give props to the Buss' family for providing us with great joy, great basketball, and knowing what its truly all about.

Props to the Buss family. Major props.

BUTT-LER........

OH BUTT-LER BOY..........

WHERE ARE YOU?????????

You KNOW you want to man up here.

COME ON little buddy!!!!!

You don't want us all to KNOW you're pitiful (as opposed to just thinking it).........DO YOU??????

utzworld -

You can make sure I get on the Butler Watch 2009 Bandwagon.

Anything's better than Rodent Watch 2009.....

damn what a journey...

i started posting on this blog after the shaq-kobe dynasty ended...the days of smush parker, brian grant, aaron mckie, rudy t, mihm's bum ankle...you know the rest...

and to see the lakers make the tough climb back up to the top is amazing.

we laker fans are spoiled...six years without a title is a drought to us - but hey the lakers aren't known for just showing up - they're known for winning the whole damn thing. and it's what we've come to expect...

ariza and gasol are my favorite lakers, much respect to both - hopefully both of them are here for at least the next 6 years.

props to phil for that elusive 10th title. whether he stays or rides off into the sunset - what a crazy/successful ride it has been.

props to ocho aka kobe aka mamba aka kb24 for his fourth nba ring. you know the guy wants at least two more.

props to lamar for playing well, when kobe-gasol-lamar are hitting all cylinders - it's a joy to watch.

sign ariza - he's the pippen the lakers have been looking for...

props to d-fish, shannon brown, farmar, luke, powell, mbenga, and even sasha i guess...

it has always been and will always be ALL ABOUT THA LAKE SHOW!

big up to all my fellow bloggers who have been posting through thick and thin...

enjoy!

-tha show

Just dropped this on Simers:

"Why TJ? Why you hate the Lakers? That you can't outwit Phil Jackson? That Kobe doesn't answer the silly questions you ask during news conferences?

Tell me you do it because that's what the Times wants from you to get more clicks, because no one can be in their daily life, as snide as you are in print."

Dear Mr. Kobe Bean Bryant,

We would like to offer you our sincerest apologies for the following:

- for doubting you could not win without Shaq
- for trying to diminish the role you played in the 3peat years
- for claiming you cannot make your teammates better
- for being blinded by Shaq's finals MVPs although everyone knows those championships were won in the Western Conference Finals
- for questioning your leadership
- for doubting your will to win
- for blaming you for not being able to win with Smush, Kwame, Brian Cook and Chris Mihm, instead of thanking you for doint the impossible - taking these scrubs to the playoffs in the tough Western Conference
- for questioning your desire to WIN when you demanded a trade
- for thinking you are "uncoachable"
- for calling you selfish after 81, although the team needed all of your points to make a comeback and win the game
- for attacking you personally, and letting my hate for you affect my opinion of you as a basketball player
- for being brainwashed by the biased main stream media baffoons who tried to diminish your legacy
- for exclusively blaming you for the breakup with Shaq
- for declaring LeCrab the King before his time
- for doubting you do not belong in the same class as MJ
- for questing your scowl
- for being a hating fool

We will never doubt you again.

Sincerely,

Kobe Haters Anonymous

Mamba 24, please include Roger Scot in our roll call or in the parade float. We need someone to represent the dark side who still believe in Fakers or that the O'Brien trophy was fake.

Roger, do u want to become a Laker fan? As time goes by, we can convert u into a believer. All we request is that u have an open mind. I hope you will be happy with that idea.

Bout time we win another, oh yeah new streak coming up maybe next year we beat big ol' lebron and shaq haha. then kobe can win another, tie mj and all of this how good is he stuff ...see http://www.newsy.com/videos/entitled some punk even calls him overrated and we just one the TITLE... can be unanimous.

What isn't there to love about this team? They brought the championship back to LA...brought respectability back to its fans.

We're on top of the world. And this is just a glimpse of their character:

http://tinyurl.com/ns5f38

Love it. Go Lakers!


WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

THANKS GOD, THE SPIRITS AND THE ANGELS FOR THAT SUPERBE JOURNEY. ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT YEAR WITH THE SAME FOCUS, PASSION AND DEFENSE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TEAM, THE STAFF AND THE BLOG.

UN ABRAZO FUERTE PARA KOBE, FISHER, GASOL, ARIZA AND ODOM.


LOVE TO ALL

SHEKOBE FOREVER

Thanks for the link Faith,

The content of the article is what I saw of Kobe this year, that's why I still contend that Brian Shaw is stuck in his opinion of who Kobe was, not who Kobe is and is evolving in to. I'm glad Kobe is growing up. It looks good on him. And thank God for Derek Fisher he is good for the team and good for Kobe. And lets not forget Phil. Phil is a heck of a man, I'm glad he cared enough about Kobe to give their relationship a second chance.

Go Lakers!

If it wasn't for AK/BK I wouldn't be reading the LAT Sports at all.

I think Simers was one reason i cancelled my home subscription. If he was funnier or intelligent, insightful even, I'd appreciate an alternate view. But he's no better than a drunk fan lighting a bush and looting a shoe store or Rush Limbaugh. No depth. No use.

K bros, please pass this on to customer service.

it has always been and will always be ALL ABOUT THA LAKE SHOW! big up to all my fellow bloggers who have been posting through thick and thin...enjoy! -tha show
Posted by: tha show | June 15, 2009 at 01:51 PM

Tha Show has returned now my celebration is complete,
How you bee big brother?

Larry(Mamba24)

Congratulations to the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers!

This has been a sweet journey of redemption from painful losses in 2004 to Detroit, two first round exits courtesy of the championshipless Suns, a shalacking at the hands of the hated Celtics last year, to the euphoric feeling of raising the Larry O'Brian in 2009.

Hats off to Phil, Kobe, Pau, Trevor, Fisher, Lamar, Bynum, Luke, Jordan, Shannon, Josh, Sasha (just barely), Sun, Gary, Frank, B. Shaw, all the trainers and staff, and to Tex Winter (hoping for a full recovery).

This team has made us proud!!!! Enjoy the summer and enjoy the accolades. Well done!

thedropper

Does anyone else have "I LOVE LA" on continuous loop today....in their heads? I do.

Hold on everyone, here's the good part....

I LOVE LA........WE LOVE IT!

Have my fingers and toes crossed that the dodgers somehow help us party like its 1988.....

T. J. SIMERS FUNNY AND HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR THAT NOT MANY MORTAL UNDERSTAND:

Can we start a TJ Simers BANDWAGON:?

Shame

In my view, Simers is the sports columnist version of an internet troll.

And the way you get rid of a troll is . . . ?

. . . Stop reading the guy, stop paying attention.

I've had a bit of time to digest last nights accomplishment and wow. Being a Laker Fan since 1959, this one is right up there. The team is so solid. The defense against Howard, Turkelo, and Lewis made the difference. The team is young with the old man being Kobe. He hasn't even reached his peak.
And Phil is one of the greatest coaches ever. Quit whining about his skills being average. He is on the top of the top echelon. No doubt about it.

Bob

Lakers Rock. Next year too if all of the tumblers line up in the NBA Universe just so. Well it doesn't have to be perfect because our skills will make up for the difference, right?

For all of us wondering who TJ Simers speaks for, read the angry comments below this LA Times story on the parade:

http://tinyurl.com/mpzsto

Unbelievable, short sighted, small minded people who don't want the City to spend $1,000,000 on a celebration for our World Champions.

Excuse me, dear idiots, but the City of Los Angeles would be way broker were it not for all the tax revenue generated by the Lakers. Have any of you checked what this franchise is worth, how much merchandise it sells, how many vendors it uses, and how large its payroll is?

Have you pathetic cretins stopped to consider the value of all of the "beauty shots" of the City that America gets to see during nationally televised games. Do you ever think that maybe it helps bring tourism dollars to a city not known for its hospitality?

How about all the televised shots of celebrities who attend the games? Don't you pathetic losers think that the city benefits every time the Lakers host the entertainment elite of the world? It may not be quantifiable, but it adds to the City's value as well.

These ridiculous, angry commenters will not rain on our parade. We will celebrate. The city will survive. And the morons will continue in their daily misery, void of any joy or hope or reason to continue living.

I will re-post this in response to these loser comments below the parade story. Ugh!

Posted by: Rick Friedman | June 15, 2009 at 01:03 PM

==============
Thank you Rick for writing what I was thinking.
Kudos great post!

Hi Lakers and Coach Jackson:

I am so Godly proud of you guys, I believe God for every team member and every coach of this franchise. I thank God for world class champions. I will continue to keep you in my prayers always.

Love Sister Pat.

I think now lakers should sell Andrew Bynum, so they can keep lamar and ariza, and replace bynum for a much more quality and lower prize 5 as mark gasol is, with huge proyection.

Mamba 24, please, add me to the parade call roll.

A lot of people, here in Italy, are cheering too..

Marco64

KB Blitz,

You wrote: Yes I agree all 3 are needed to be re-signed but really would like to get rid of Sasha for the sake that he was like the Brian Cook and just plain regressed after that contract.

re: Sasha. If by regress, you mean that he didn't shoot well .. I agree. The difference b/n Cook & Sasha is that Sasha "TRIES" & occasionally *DOES* play defense. Good
defense. He really helped us last year, and I think he'll
help us next year. Just my .02 cents.

KL,

you wrote: My gripe with Kobe, less all of the non-sense, was how immature he was and lack of "leadership" he displayed from 2004 through 2007. Kobe has matured over the years and lead a Laker team to a championship playing "the right way" (ie, team basketball).

Kobe has done right by LA in my book.

I still take offense to those Shaq-haters, but this is the time to celebrate the Laker championship.

1. You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. If you
have the guts, why don't you do a public comparison
of Kobe's teammates b/n 2004 & 2007? You can
then explain how Kobe's leadership would have turned
Smush Parker & Kwame Brown ( amongst others ) into
all-star caliber players. FYI, Smush was looking for a
team in China this year and Kwame was getting paid
to ride pine in Detroit. Also, you can explain how
Kobe should have dealt with Smush since D-Wade
couldn't and the Heat paid Smush to stay away.

2. re: Shaq-haters. Please explain why anyone should
respect a man who has done the following:

- Been traded away from 2 future HOFers.
- Gotten fired from a "VOLUNTARY" position with
the police dept.
- Has thrown the Lakers, & the Heat underneath the
bus.
- Shown up to training camp, fat & out of shape.
- Dogged it on the court.
- Waited until the season started to get surgery on his
toe & there-by damaged the chemistry of the team.
- called out the management over "MONEY" during a
a game.
- & now is brown-nosing Kobe & the Lakers, & any
other contender to get off of the busted Suns

3. Good job on finally congratulating Kobe & the Lakers!


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