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Kitten!

Adorable. 

Adorable Kitten 

Puts a smile on your face, no?  Everyone loves a cute, fuzzy kitten.  Which should leave you in a good frame of mind to read a few more notes on my weekend in Vegas (for Summer League, it should be noted) concerning Lamar Odom and more. 

  • Nobody I spoke with, from coaches to agents to other members of the media, expects Odom to leave the Lakers, though one Western Conference GM said with a laugh that a lot of his brethren wish he would.  (If LO is getting unsolicited mail on the virtues of life in south Florida, those guys are a likely source.)  All part of the (not terribly surprising) consensus that losing Odom would have a major impact on LA's ability to repeat.  Clearly Odom isn't LA's best player, but almost to a man he was described as a key component to what makes the Lakers such a unique challenge for the opposition on both ends of the floor. It's a skill set the Lakers can't replace.  
  • Even while wondering if Odom's agent Jeff Schwartz has perhaps overplayed his hand over the course of negotiations, one agent I spoke with understood why Camp Odom would be looking for security in a longer deal, even if it comes with a smaller yearly rate.  It is a dangerous thing to assume future earnings, he told me, especially for a player entering his 30s.  Economics and injury are fickle and unpredictable.  I'm sure there are other agents who would take the opposing view, but it was an interesting conversation. 
  • I still expect a pleasing conclusion to the L.O.C.O.  Odom doesn't have a substantially better offer to which he can turn, and while Dr. Buss is a tough, shrewd businessman, he's also reasonable enough to see that refusing to re-open negotiations on similar terms amounts to cutting off his nose to spite his face.  Yeah, he proves a point, but it costs the team dearly. 
  • If the NBA is evolving into a point guard's league, Summer League is a Shangri-la for floor generals.  Under normal circumstances, it's tough to keep guys out of the lane.  In SL, where there's a large range of on-floor talent and for all practical purposes guys introduce themselves to each other then take the floor, it's nearly impossible. I haven't seen so many young people playing in paint since I stopped teaching Kindergarten. 
  • Blake Griffin is a sick, sick athlete, and one of the rare dudes so big and squared off around the shoulders he actually looks shorter than he is. 
  • SL is a strange combination of compelling matchups for the hoops junkie, human drama (there are dudes out there working to find even the smallest bit of a home in the NBA), and totally unwatchable basketball. 

BK

 
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Like that nurse zombie in the original "Dawn of the Dead", some NBA players cannot be killed off:

http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=13280

What do you say we give one of our old stars one last chance to sign? BRING BACK SMUSH!!!

hey, I actually got to a new thread before I posted. This must be a good omen.

yeah, phred is going to keep trying to decapitate that highlander horse, and reverse the spell on those zombie horses "walmat! Kresgy! Kmart! something...!"

Mike- you aint pwning (*^#. Sorry, nobody has pwned anybody, ever in this entire blog. We’re people with restricted social skills who like to take part in a community of fellow laker lovers. We’re not geeks.

Oh, wait, my irony detector is chiming in. You know, mike, if you would develop a good tagline “it’s all about the like!” or something, I could almost like you

"Like most of the regulars here, I think my blog persona is probably very much like my real life persona. I have always been an aggressive person who was not afraid to speak his mind. I do smile when I’m right and can easily shrug it off when I’m wrong
Tom
Posted by: LakerTom | July 20, 2009 at 08:23 PM

Um… LakerTom? I have to chime in, cause I’m pretty sure I brought up the whole ‘persona’ thing. Maybe not, but honestly? Please backtrack a bit, cause you might be looking at a lot of ‘shrugging off’ coming up here.

“…It was a good respite without the blog, being harassed and challenged by juniors at the age of my son. Actually, i enjoyed it, as long as it is free wheeling and done in a gentlemanly manner. I blog to learn and share, not to dictate or insult anyone. We adhere to Netiquette to all friends and foes in the discussions…
This city welcomes everyone who wants to be here but you have to come into terms and accept the people as they are, not what you want them to be - like this grandiose ceremony for a 50 million player. LMAO!
Posted by: Edwin Gueco | July 20, 2009 at 08:32 PM

Huh. Wow. Um…..geez, you guys who might be defending pomposity? Holy cow. Edwin? Do you have a sense of humor? Cause you’re going to claim to have one sometime tomorrow, if I can predict anything.

“…Yeah, it’s pretty weird. LOCO makes strange um, whatever the opposite of bedfellows is.

Posted by: phred | July 20, 2009 at 01:28 PM

I file Red’s B()*^d defending Lamar in this category.

"LAKERS TRADE ARIZA & ODOM FOR RON ARTEST & $54M...
Posted by: LakerTom | July 20, 2009 at 09:56 PM

LT…man, I just finished three posts saying how much I respected you. Try not to burn up three years of goodwill by going crazy now.

Man, it’s a good thing hobbitmage only stopped by because of LOCO, and didn’t want to get into any long arguments.

"t-sense -
How can you possibly compare Nash and Lamar? Nash is a two time MVP and arguably the best player on his team. Lamar has never even been an All-Star and is at best the third best player on his team - maybe even the fifth counting Artest and Bynum. I want Lamar to stay with us as badly as anyone, but comparing him to Nash isn't even apples and oranges, its apples and giraffes.
Posted by: Jay Jay | July 20, 2009 at 11:00 PM

If the giraffes are roughly a zillion years old and have been playing on a team that didn’t make the playoffs last year, and the apple’s team won the title, yeah.


IT IS ALL ABOUT THE LOVE!

THE LOVE IS THOROUGHLY BIPARTISAN, BUT THIS DOES NOT STOP THE LOVE FROM BEING ALL ABOUT THE WISE LATINAS, CAUSE THEY ARE ALL LAKER FANS!

GO LAKERS!

Thanks for keeping us up-to-date. You remain one of the very best Lakers news sources on the planet.

You hear all these stories about certain players being a "cancer" for a franchise, ala Terrell Owens or Allen Iverson, but the one thing you don't usually hear about is the exact opposite......a guy like Lamar Odom. All the guys on the team obviously love him. He brings that team together. Two nights ago I watched the Championship DVD that was just released. I can't tell you how many times Lamar is shown leading the cheer for his circled teammates.

Ron Artest has known him since high school, and the mancrush is still on. Lamar has an easy-going way, and doesn't mind being the butt of a joke as we saw with the whole "candyman" episode. He was also asked to come off the bench earlier this year, and did so with a minimum of crying about it.

Lamar must be re-signed, because his was the jersey I was going to buy next. Please Dr. Buss, put your original (or close to it) offer back on the table. We need Lamar so that every coach coming up against the Lakers has nightmares the night before, trying to scheme for Odom, but realizing it only opens too many holes for Kobe and Pau. Let the L.O.C.O. be over so I can sleep!

that kitten is pretty cute. I am definitely right on every single point we have been...aw, that is a pretty cute kitten.

btw, the magic just resigned matt barnes. doesn't make them any better, since they already had him, and the whole vince carter subtraction by addition thing is working against them, but it sure does push their whole cap # up a bit, huh?

damn, that's a cute kitten. Man, I love my family, and I love my cats, and I love my friends. I might have even mentioned this at some point, but I even love the lakers.

[pauses, achieves a level of zen transcendence, approaching nirvana... Wait! LakerTom is WRONG! I must tell everybody this!... ah, what a cute kitten...

of course, as Marge Simpson might say...waitaminute...copyright 1970? however persistent, that cat is long dead by now... mmmmmm..

K-Bros,
Yeah, the kitten is cute, but ACHOO! AAACHOOO! I'm allergic to 'em and my eyes are watering...

I just watched the Laker's Championship video and I am reminded just how much Ariza and Odom meant to the Lakers through the playoffs...We lost Trevor, lets not let Lamar slip away also! I came away from watching the video not so much impressed with Kobe's leadership (which is huge), but how much Fisher was the glue and heart for this team. I hope D-Fish can stay in shape and be with the Lakers for another 2-3 years despite his age.

I also noticed Adam "Ammo" Morrison did not seem to be much connected to his teammates this past season; I hope he makes the team this coming year and plays a valuable role, that would be something to follow...

Finally, Blake IS sick!, But I just hope the Clippers will not kill his spirit the first few years in the league...he'll be fun to watch in for years to come.

hubbit

It wouldn't be the Lakers without all this drama, would it? Just re-sign LO and end this. LO's gotta realize by now he's not gonna get a better offer anywhere else and Buss has gotta realize he gives the Lakers the best (only) chance of repeating. Enough is enough ...

Am I the only one that finds that kitten creepy?

huh. I was talking about the seventh seal and willy wonka. You know what I just watched? The last action hero. A weird combination of the two, if you can put up with it all. death and golden tickets. huh.

yeah, has nothing to do with LOCO. I don't really see this as a bad thing.

"I haven't seen so many young people playing in paint since I stopped teaching Kindergarten. "

-BK

again, why you guys make the money, and we just watch. great points, all around.

That kitten is actually kind of freakish. And I like the fuzzy things. I think they're cuter in motion than not, at least until their proportions are somewhat what we expect from an adult cat.

I love the kitten, but I hate it when the Hubba Bubba gets stuck to the paw.

Wes

That thing in my hand? That's the race card, and let me be the first one to play it with this:

"Roethlisberger accused of sexual assault; lawyer denies claim

A hotel employee in Nevada has filed a civil suit accusing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault.

ProFootballTalk.com reports that Roethlisberger was served the suit over the weekend. Roethlisberger faces one civil count of assault, one civil count of sexual assault and battery, one civil count of false imprisonment, one civil count of false pretenses, one civil count of fraud, and one civil count of intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The employee, Andrea McNulty, alleges that Roethlisberger forced her to have sex with him in his hotel room in July 2008. According to PFT, it is unknown if McNulty attempted to file criminal charges.

David Cornwall, Roethlisberger's lawyer and a finalist for the position of NFLPA executive director, issued a statement to PFT in which he denied the charges.

"Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone; especially Andrea McNulty," Cornwell said."

--Sporting News.

That story has been around for two days and outside of Sporting News I haven’t heard so much as a peep from anyone or anything, yet when Kobe Bryant, black man extraordinaire gets accused of assaulting a little blonde princess, he's front page, front computer in every newspaper and house from here to Rangoon.

Hmmm...

Wes

With news that Matt Barnes is about to be signed by Orlando, I am becoming more nervous about the up-coming season, by the day. We watch teams around the league making savvy pick-ups for the middle to ends of their benches. These are low-priced, athletic players who can help buy minutes during the regular season and supply match-up solutions (like Shannon did) during the playoffs. To a lesser degree, Boston has done this with Daniels and Cleveland hopes to do that with Moon.

Since the Lakers are hamstrung by the cap, and can't pick up new players, the only way to get athletic is either:

1) sign Lamar,
2) sign and trade Lamar for one or more athletic bench players
3) sign Lamar -- or not -- and then wait into the season to use contracts and/or attractive bench players (who could that possibly be?) to lengthen the bench and become more athletic.

The real deadline is not November (when the season begins) -- it is whenever the trading deadline is in February. By then the FO has to make sure they have countered the aggressive work of the Spurs, Magic, and (to a lesser extent, Celts and Cavs) in filling up their benches.

Still, despite the time and options the Lakers have, this up-coming season is making me feel that we are about to head into battle under-provisioned. That is what keeps me up at night at this point.

Lamar is irreplaceable, a Laker for Life. Jerry Buss, listen to Shaq and PAY HIM!!!!

Odom is inconsistent and worthless and disloyal the Lakers should pull his offer and move on.

Odom lied about taking a hometown discount to stay, he doesn't love the Lakers like I do. He is greedy and I hate him.

Buss is a yellow capitalist dog exploiting the workers.

The Lakers should let Lamar go and put (insert name of your favorite SF who cannot play PF here) in the role.

Luke Walton is to blame for all this.

Josh Powell is already a better player than Odom.

Signing Shannon Brown was an insult to Lamar! (That's a personal favorite).

If Odom isn't around to land on his leg Bynum is 50% less likely to be hurt and we will rule the world.

Kupchack mess up signing Samaki Walker and now look where we are!!!!

Laker for Life!!!!!
Disloyal weed smoking loser!!!!!


There. That should about cover today's posts.

Awww...Great kitten. It reminds me of the one from the old Warner Bros. cartoon "Feed the Kitty."

A kitten? Why not a puppy? This is totally shameless. Congratulations! A great attention grabber. I love it.

Red's Love Child posted:

"Besides, we want to know why Rambis wasn`t called for a charge when he collided with McHale, at 76-70 in the 3rd!"

I was howling laughing when I read this. YOU'RE a funny DUDE! LOL.

It's funny now and I know you are just stirring the pot here. I/We can have a laugh about it now that's it's 25 years ago.

The entire Lamar Odom saga has moved into odd and dangerous territory. Both sides seem to be waiting for the other to make a move. This is when feelings get irreparably damaged, if they haven't been already.

Either Buss wants Odom back or he doesn't. Either Odom wants to stay in Purple and Gold, or he doesn't. There aren't any better offers out there, so it's that simple. The fact that they can't get it done tells me there is more going on than money.

Maybe Odom wants to start. Maybe he's tired of the "championship or else" pressure in L.A. Perhaps he's tired of always being trade bait for something better. Maybe he's sick of being called out for lack of effort and aggression after another near triple double. Whatever is going on, something tells me Lamar has played his last game for the Lakers. I'll miss him, but we'll be fine.

Here's a good man who made a good headline:

"Tyler Perry sending rebuffed day-care kids to Disney World"

That's super cool. What a great way to wash away a bad experience.

Wes

CALLING A SPADE A SPADE

Waking up early this morning, I realized it was Tuesday. I had work 30 minutes ago, my girlfriend for the night was going to a theme park in 3 hours, and my neck was riddled with markas de amor' I had yet to uncover.

There was a sense of clarity in the air. I knew that even though I was late for work, it was what it was. I was late. And I was going to 007 my way through the situation no matter what. The dazzling beauty I had just layed the circus to the night and into the early morning was going to hit roller coasters and eat cotten candy all day with me, but not before she made me the egg special.

You see? Through the fog, there was a beam of clarity permeating through all aspects of my day and life and there was harmony.

So an hour and a half late, rush into work, cover the foot prints, grab some flouride-free water, start chowing down on the egg special I took to go, and hopped on the blog.

LakerTom continuing his hourly assault on our wounded veteran with little regard for human life. He's the latter day Icuras in many ways. Attempting to fly higher in the bossom of Andrew Bynum than destiny permits.

You shall see your support on this blog burn and will see a dishonorable discharge from this blog for (1) refusal to ackowledge job well done (2) sabotoging soldiers chances of fair hearing in front of tribunal (3) engaging in misinformation campain about the Lakers chances of success should Lamar decide to sign elsewhere;

Let's make this clear gentlemen: as Laker folk, regular, hard-working, dow-jones watching, stomach turning labour folk -- we have a duty, a sollem obligation, to weed out individuals who attempt to conspire against our best interests and burn them at the stake.

Let's band together, as brothers, as keepers of faith, as guardians of Laker destiny and minions of Laker lure, and banish this barn animal who sits at hte dinner table like us, eats like us, pretends to worship like us, but is clearly working for under the table for.. ahh let's drop the act!

Tom I know you're in Andrew's circle and are getting paid to publish the nonsense you publish! No one is gullible enough to believe that anyone, let alone a Laker fan, would ride a 4th or 5th options cottails until the bitter end, even though it's become evident that the 4th or 5th option is infected with the diva mentality that has been inflicted on so many of our young NBA players souls! I know for a fact that AndrewTom's ridiculous posts and post count on this blog was a major reason in getting Andrew his unbelievable contract extension!

How much are they paying you, Tommy? And you know who I can see right through you!

As for other posters, bloggers, dads, moms, sons, daughters, cousins, uncles, aunts, and step-family on this blog, I say let's unite and banish this stain from our Laker blog community.

Banish traitors.

Fight with honor.

Withhold integrity.

"Ship his a** out!"


Alfonso
The Honor and Integrity Index Inc.

L.O.C.O. BULLETIN.....

Lamar leaves Vegas with Laker colored sneakers on...

http://tinyurl.com/ld7nn2

for whatever it's worth.

i just saw kobe earlier..it was my first time

Good morning CRUE!

Another day, another dollar - or is it 9 or 10 million dollars? I wish I had this problem....

What a cute kitty! Took my mind off this whole LOCO thing for about 5 seconds....

phred - you are one seriously disturbed dude - and I mean that in the nicest possible way - of course there's nothing wrong with that - LOL! Just messing with you - you're one of my comic genious fav's on here along with Fatty & ex!!!

Laker Tom - keep it coming. Wax on about Socks. I LOVE IT! I'll take your arguments - no matter how long - any day of the week and twice on Sundays over the long, drawn-out postings of Blitz & Hobbit when they get going. Although those guys are an interesting (and valuable) component of this blog too). Besides, I know what a scroll wheel is for. Never mind that it's currently the size of a Cheerio.

Taliq - WHO CARES what the criminals say? Put 'em in jail, dawg. Hog tyin' and whuppin' is 2 good 4 them. Post away, Sherrif. Someone's got to point out the obvious - when it's not so obvious - obviously.

It's all about the love folks. We've got a dynamic, exciting, entertaining place to come get our fix of all things purple and gold. Why try to upset the harmonious balance the K-Bros attempt to strike? You can always go over to the blog that shall remain nameless that you have to pay for and post there. Maybe then you'll feel like you're getting your money's worth. Personally - I'll still with the blog where the inmates are running the asylum. Makes for a fun day!

GET 'ER DONE, BUSS - SIGN LAMAR AND END THE MADNESS!!! I'm still trying to bask here, cuz - you know - WE WON WE WON WE WON WE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6 player deal? Check out hoops world dot com.

wesjoe,
The Rothlisberger incident took place over a year before the woman's suit was filed, and no criminal charges have been brought. At this point, you can't compare the cases.

Do you have a sense of humor? Cause you’re going to claim to have one sometime tomorrow, if I can predict anything. - Phred

~~As you can see our sense of humor may be aging too. I thought I was trying to be funny, guess humor is relative to the eyes of the reader or to our biases. Phred, come to California and feel the pain of being unemployed, living with recycled plastic bottles, aluminum etc. and eating recycled food, watering a lawn is throwing money. People are a go-goo in googleing where to apply for any kind of job, how to recover the furloughed pay cut? You may read some posts here disgusted with these zombie horse stories. So if they read the LO story in snubbing a 30M deal, to LO it lacks family security on the 4th and 5th year but to ordinary Californians, it is truly unbelievable that a LOCO will not accept an easy money now. Try to advertise on LAT that you will be giving away $ 10M a year to the next LO closest clone, you will see a hundred thousand hoopsters lining on the streets of El Segundo applying for LO's clone. A fat, old housewife willing to try what LO is doing. lol! That is how severe the unemployment problem and economic condition here in the Lakerville. Lakers Blog is a great pass time for disillusioned Californians.

REPOST...I posted it on a wrong heading earlier.

Off topic on the kitten, I'd like to talk more on the big Cats like Kobe and Pacquiao mutually admiring each other in Makati, Philippines. Read below:

http://tinyurl.com/nbnems

Pacman got on the Mamba bandwagon by junking his Celtic first luv and turn into a new converted Laker fan. Well, it is about time, he's training here in Hollywood not in Quincy Market, MA. In return, Kobe picks Pacquiao against Cotto in November. Kobe said later: “Everytime I come here, I’m welcomed with open arms. It feels like home-away-from-home." (That statement is a great sales pitch that is worth a million pair of Nike shoes.")

sup ECJ!

I'll take that as a good sign....!

Jon K,
"I think people should be much more in arms about Sasha and Ammo's "contributions" to this Championship than Luke's, as Luke CLEARLY contributed to this Championship while Sasha and Ammo's "contributions" are much more up to debate"

Hat's out to every laker sasha/ammo included for bringing the ship home. Though to be fair it aint right to mention ammo in the same breath as sasha, the latter did more to help us. And really that's all I was calling phred out for, it ain't right to mention Luke in the same breath as Lamar, the latter did more. But if folks wanna create an utopia and say once we win it all the credit should be distributed equally among all, then umm I guess. Next thing you know we'll be arguing about how all-star games do not favor teamwork because it celebrates individual achievement etc etc etc.

Anywho, all hail LUKE!!! Happy now?

wesjoe,
The Rothlisberger incident took place over a year before the woman's suit was filed, and no criminal charges have been brought. At this point, you can't compare the cases.

Posted by: exhelodrvr | July 21, 2009 at 08:41 AM

Ex,

Please, I'm trying to stick it to the man.

Wes

Tom Daniels,

"If Odom isn't around to land on his leg Bynum is 50% less likely to be hurt and we will rule the world."

Now if only we can find a taker for Kobe ... we'd finaly be able to gurantee Bynum's health!!

Kittn iz goin on cuteness stryk

want 10 million mousies per yeer.

payz up, yu.

Re: Smush ... I was in Vegas at the end of last week for Summer League and was REALLY LOOKING FORWARD to heckling Smush. I know, bad karma, but I couldn't resist.

So I find myself a seat. Tipoff. Then this nice little family comes in sits down in front of me. Well-behaved kids, good-looking, typical. Mom is taking pictures of one player and I can sort of see over her shoulder. I look at the kids a little closer ... do they look familiar? Why is she taking pictures of that guy shooting free throws? That guy is ... Smush Parker.

I'm sitting directly behind his family. Heckling would be cold, cold.

Overheard from son to mom in 3rd quarter: "Hey, he got a foul!" "Yeah, usually he has four or five by now." True story.

phred wrote: "Oh, wait, my irony detector is chiming in. You know, mike, if you would develop a good tagline “it’s all about the like!” or something, I could almost like you."

I think you're getting warmer.

Also, on the Roethlisberger story, I can see a glaring difference between his situation and Kobe's, and it's probably the reason it's not on ESPN at all and likely won't get any publicity at all.

Kobe was arrested for sexual assault and went through a criminal trial. After the trial, a civil suit was filed and settled out of court.

In Big Ben's case, there is no criminal trial and no criminal charges. That means the authorities don't think there's enough evidence to convict him. This is a civil suit only.

So in this case, the defendant and her lawyer wants to generate lots of publicity to try and force a settlement, while Ben's camp will try to limit the publicity so they have to pay nothing. I predict that the sports news affiliates will not try to help the defendant, and will continue to ignore the story with maybe a small mention of whatever the outcome turns out to be.

>>>i just saw kobe earlier..it was my first time

I hope he was gentle.

Wow, that 6 player trade helps Utah a TON. They give up
constantly injured, fade in the playoffs Boozer and get Shane
Battier and Carl Landry!!!! Man, that's huge.

I don't like cats.

However, I had cat stir-fry when I was in South China (I ordered it on accident) and found that it was absolutely good eatin'.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Taliq,

Yes. I am happier now.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Security?

Security?!!!

After 30 Million Dollars, what does he (and any other pro athlete) even remotely have to feel insecure about?! This is a sob story these guys need to tell someone else and is best kept out of earshot of sports fans.

Talk about job security to all these people gettting laid off or all those people who lost their 401ks. Or even these guys in the summer league desperately just trying to get an invite to training camp.

I am just curious as to what team will be on the floor next year and just wish these spoiled millionaires and dirtbag agents keep this garbage to themselves.

Over it!
thanks K bros for the updates!

Tom Daniels,

Your summaries were right on target.

Much like the stock market, Laker Nation does not respond to insecurity very well.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Long time Laker Fan-

ROFLCOPTER.

Well played, sir. Well played.

So sayeth the Smush:

"How far from the NBA did Parker fall? Try the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.

"I'm a humble person naturally," Parker told HOOPSWORLD. "It was definitely a humbling experience though. Going from starting two years for a franchise like the Los Angeles Lakers and then you can't get a job.""

"I'm a humble person naturally"

?

Smush?

God, I'm glad he's gone.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

wesjoenixon,

Hmmm...

Interesting.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

yellofever,

Son ya post was like vindication yo ... a reminder that some folks on here do get it ... anywho i figure i'd piggy back on your posts and try to educate my haters yet again ... a sucker 4 pain is what i am

[why is everyone trippin on lakertom... what is so wrong about arguing lakers may be better off without lamar?? maybe i miss a few details and i know it may sound subjective coming from him (considering bynum will get his minutes) but the man has a LEGITIMATE ARGUMENT.]

LakerTom's fascination with Bynum is beyond hilarious in my humble opinion ... but u're right the man does have a point that hey there's a good chance other folks will step up into Lamar's minutes ... that ain't to say we're better off without Lamar, it's just saying what everyone's been screaming for a while now "yikes the lakers are loaded" ... and just as we could absorb an injury to Bynum, perharps we can absorb an injury to Odom ... granted I think the latter is the better player @ d moment (hey I'm all for lakertom's vision for bynum coming true) but more guys can fill in for Odom than Bynum (i.e. hard to replace a center's size) so that evens things out a bit ... i.e. this is what ya former sheriff brings yo ... d ability to take a balanced view (except when it comes to kobe, that boi can do no wrong as far as i'm concerned) and attack whichever side is effing with balance

[yo taliq i hope you dont turn in that badge dawg... keep on keepin on and dont let them haters deter you... i enjoy your posts and there easier to read than a lot of other stuff i have to decipher when reading.. besides theres much too much wrong hate and somebody needs to keep a check on it.]

Muchos gratias dawg, appreciate d support ... I won't even lie ... 2 see pigs immitation of my posts felt like one of those black face skits ... hopefully he and lakerlova are black, but regardless itz wateva ... personally it ain't like i'm trying to make my posts illegible ... but i ain't d type to spellcheck my posts ... bad enough i'm missing work half the time to satisfy my laker addiction ... and idk yo, perharps i go overboard with the whole urban language thingy ... i most certainly can try and post with the queens english ... but i just thought i was being me ... and that being me was adding diversity to the blog ... same thing as when i post about how kobe's shot looks different when me n d fellaz r blazing that 4tweazy, lol, ain't like i'm tryna promote smokin bud ... i'm jus tryna connect with other like minded individuals that's rooting 4 d lakers ... but yea quiting bud is on my list of things to do but datz another story ... anywho the sheriff skit is done, why waste my creative juices tryna create a law persona on d blog if it just gives d haterz ammunition and where's mamba24's cowardly self to defend me hunh hunhh, u blessed me with this badge dawg ... is a mayor supposed 2 take a vacation? someone should strip dat kat of his title too ... i guess I'll try and attack the haters in the best english i can muster and i'll just save my theatrics for when i'm expressing my love for kobe n d lakers ... tho that's gonna be kinda hard cuz telling someone they deserved 2 b smacked upside d head for calling lamar weak is part of expressing love ... i wonder if these haters so caught up in their own vision of laker lore (newsflash, magic wasn't part of the 2009 championship squad) ever wonder why the likes of kobe, fisher, walton etc keep saying it's just business and we got nothin but love for Lamar, we want him back ... if u won't listen to me, then at least listen to the fellaz on the team y'all admire ... d message is simply, we love mar mar like we loved ronny turiaf ... if he leaves it should be thank u, god bless, we'll miss ya, and ho we will kick ya @$$ on d court next time we meet ... apologies 2 all for playing d victim, i ain't pro making d blog about me, i'm for making it about my message (summarised as kobe rocks!!lol) ... i guess i jus had 2 get some shhh off my chest

[what the heck is lamar waiting for?? FOR CHRISTS SAKE WHAT IS THE HOLDUP HERE? is he waiting for portland to announce they dont want him... how many nights does he need to sleep on it]

Dawgy ...whose to say Lamar ain't changed his mind and Buss just isnt willing to listen anymore ... maybe the 30mil really is off the table ... that'd really suck yo ... in any case lamar needs to sign some offer sheet sooner rather than later ... it's getting boring talking about the same crap all d time ... we didn't even get the chance to debate how morrison's summer league stats means we can get rid of half the team

24 + 16 + [1]7 = The Purple Tinted Golden Age

I bleedz purple n gold ... y'all can't take that away from me ... u can try though ... i'll be here all week

Mercy,

>>> DEAR GOD SAVE US FROM LAKERTOM:

>>> If Bynum plays to his potential next season then we will all be subjected to:

>>> Can you imagine how many loooooooong post we will have to scroll over
>>> with LakerTom's glowing report on his favorite player on Z planet earth?

>>> There is not enough trees to chop down on this earth and m ade into paper
>>> as LakerTom would fill all of those with Bynum's praise.

>>> Dig this, if all the water in the ocean were to be converted to ink still there
>>> would not be enough for LakerTom to finish the glory of Bynum.

And that’s not worth another three or four championships?

Tom

Yellofever,

>>> why is everyone trippin on lakertom... what is so wrong about arguing lakers
>>> may be better off without lamar?? maybe i miss a few details and i know it may
>>> sound subjective coming from him (considering bynum will get his minutes)
>>> but the man has a LEGITIMATE ARGUMENT.

Thank you, YF.

Tom

ex,

>>> Has the Odometer turned over yet?

LOL. That would be a great blog name for Lamar. The word play would be impressive.

Tom

Cats possess parasites which invade the human nervous system and cause emotional disorders.

http://tinyurl.com/296mrp

You know the idea of "the crazy old cat lady"? It's based in scientific fact.

You own a cat and you risk exposing you and your family to parasitic disease which produces psychiatric disorders.

Dirty, filthy, evil creatures.

You can keep your adorable kitten!

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

phred

>>> Um… LakerTom? I have to chime in, cause I’m pretty sure I brought up the whole
>>> ‘persona’ thing. Maybe not, but honestly? Please backtrack a bit, cause you might be
>>> looking at a lot of ‘shrugging off’ coming up here.

LOL. No problem, phred. That’s one thing you naturally acquire as you grow older.

>>> "LAKERS TRADE ARIZA & ODOM FOR RON ARTEST & $54M...

>>> LT…man, I just finished three posts saying how much I respected you. Try not
>>> to burn up three years of goodwill by going crazy now.

I apologize and will play the boredom card. Don’t I get 9 lives like the kitten? LOL.

>>> THE LOVE IS THOROUGHLY BIPARTISAN

Hey, phred, no politics on the blog. You will just stir up ex and Eric M. JK.

Tom

Jon K.

do u have a link to the smush article?

BK,

"•Even while wondering if Odom's agent Jeff Schwartz has perhaps overplayed his hand over the course of negotiations, one agent I spoke with understood why Camp Odom would be looking for security in a longer deal, even if it comes with a smaller yearly rate."

I understand the desire for a longer deal, but what Schwartz is doing makes no sense. $30 million for three years is a good deal AND Lamar can sign for the veteran's minimum for two more years afterwards, worst case scenario UNLESS Lamar and his agent, Mephisto, know something we don't.

What concerns me is the possibility that Lamar's candy-guzzling body is in MUCH worse shape than we realize and could possibly not even last three years.

That would suck, but would be even worse would be if Schwartz knows this and is basically trying to swindle the Lakers out of millions by negotiating a contract he is not confident his client will be able to fulfill.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

When is Kobe supposed to have surgery on his hand? Anyone know if he is going to get it fixed this summer?

So lakalova, feel free to diss me yo ... y wait till someone mans up and calls me out before u feel d need 2 add ya own foulness 2 d mix ... u obviously know how to post so just say it

anywho mamba24 (d mayor) ain't around ... but i'm officially done with this whole sherriff crap ... maybe that's y some of y'all hating ... d fact that i can put my fingers 2 d keyboard and spit d truth that y'all choose 2 ignore or dance around

There's enough dudes on here that'll tell u I got nothin but love for purple and gold but just 2 be clear my stance on the lakers is simple ... it all starts with Kobe, dude is a flat out stud that has carried this organization on his back with his work ethic from day one ... and cuz of him I'm a fan of all things purple n gold ... cuz of him I rooted for smush parker n co ... and cuz of him, I getz mad when luke is eating up minutes on the floor and we're losing the game ... if y'all can't appreciate d fact that our leader deserves dat love ... and dat d love spreads 2 every other laker that takes on his mentality and says "not 2nite ... 2nite we won't lose ... 2nite d la lakers r getting dis win" ... or 2 steal eminem's soldier lyrics ... 2nite ... even if our shoulders foldup, we won't crumble ... then y'all will never understand me

and oh lakalova ... idk u like dat ... but since u wanna hate on me ... bite me

Posted by: Taliq | July 20, 2009 at 05:55 PM


This is exactly why you are a joke. You are self-admitted Kobe homer (instead of Laker Homer) I love Kobe too, but he will never be bigger than the team. Seriously, you need to cut down Luke and say he wasn't as important as Lamar or Trevor? Captain friggin Obvious! You are delusional. Do you really feel the need to point this out.

Also, why do you write like you are texting...with that stupid hip-hop twang? It’s nauseating.

Go Lakers!!

Why do I see Shaq getting humiliated each and every week?

http://tinyurl.com/nwjgm9

It just seems like that is what's going to happen.

Continue to age gracefully, Shaq!

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

I'm seeing cats...

I'm seeing Lamar Odom walking out of a Vegas hotel wearing military fatigue style shorts and yellow tennis shoes... Richard Blackwell says "hi"...

I'm seeing New Jersey is claiming interest in Lamar...

I'm seeing Jerome James' name surfacing in a trade rumor... I'm pretty sure he was in somebody's death pool for 2007...

I'm seeing replacement players disappear while we sit around and wait for Lamar to either sign or take off and leave us with a hole in our lineup...

>>>However, I had cat stir-fry when I was in South China (I
>>>ordered it on accident) and found that it was absolutely
>>>good eatin'.

And here I thought you could only wok your dog.

Another so-called L.O.C.O. Bulletin...

lakersnationAM830 Roger Lodge says his sources say Lamar met with Dr. Buss in a room and will stay with the Lakers for 4 years/$40M - @KTLAMorningShow
about 2 hours ago from web

Again, for what it's worth.

I'm now leaning towards the three years at $30 million instead of the four year deal for Lamar.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue,

"Airplane" was a hilarious movie. I don't know if a younger generation would get it, but fricken hilarious all the same.

"My name is Roger Murdock! I'm an airline pilot."

http://tinyurl.com/n46vg9

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

LongTimeLakerFan,

[>>>i just saw kobe earlier..it was my first time

I hope he was gentle.]

LMFAO ... but umm brett ... where'd u see kobe yo? and did he answer any odom questions

I'd like a show of hands as to who here actually owns a cat(s), so I can consider whether or not their opinion is the result of a neurological parasitic infection.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Alfonso,

Let’s see if I got all of this correctly. You want to “burn me at the stake?” You call me a “barn animal” and a “stain” on the blog and a “traitor?” You claim I was responsible for Drew’s bad contract extension? You say that I will see my “support on this blog burn” and that I will get a “dishonorable discharge from this blog?” And finally, you want to rally everybody to “"Ship his a** out?"

Hey, you forgot to blame me for Luke’s and Sasha’s bad contracts or for trading Shaq. And what about global warming and the economy? Maybe you can work those into your next “brilliant” take. Or maybe you could smarten up and realize that crassly ripping people you don’t know with what you consider to be audacious and inspired prose despite ignorant and poor sentence structure, punctuation, and spelling just embarrasses you.

Tom

justanothermambafan,

>>> Laker Tom - keep it coming. Wax on about Socks. I LOVE IT! I'll take
>>> your arguments - no matter how long - any day of the week and twice
>>> on Sundays over the long, drawn-out postings of Blitz & Hobbit when
>>> they get going. Although those guys are an interesting (and valuable)
>>> component of this blog too). Besides, I know what a scroll wheel is for.
>>> Never mind that it's currently the size of a Cheerio.

Thanks for the kind comments. You’ve always been a class poster and great contributor to the blog.

Tom

Jon,

>>> However, I had cat stir-fry when I was in South China (I ordered it on accident)
>>> and found that it was absolutely good eatin'.

LOL. As a kid, I split my time between my father’s family’s Chinese restaurants, where anything walking could end up on the menu, and my mother’s family’s farm, where your favorite pet animal could be what’s for dinner tonight. I still remember my Dad serving my son’s pet chicken for dinner and not telling us until dessert. Food is food.

Tom

jq,

"Talk about job security to all these people gettting laid off or all those people who lost their 401ks. Or even these guys in the summer league desperately just trying to get an invite to training camp."

when one of those desperate summer league guys makes it into the nba ... averages 15pts and 10 rebounds over 10 seasons ... and at the age of 30 he tells his agent, don't worry about money, i remember my summer league days, just take w/e d gm is offering ... when that happens then perharps u got a point

what u're saying is d same as d guy working minimum wage at mcdonalds going ... wat are all dose folks crying about a 401k for or needing a severence package ... they make more in 2 months than i make in a year ... if i was in their shoes i'd be happy about all d money i could have saved in the x years i was working there ...

not saying u don't have a point ... but on d real, until u've walked a mile in another dude's shoes ... u can't say what u'd do ... but yeah i feel u ... i'd play powerforward in return for courtside seats to all laker games ... y'all heard that, if lamar doesn't sign i'll do it for free ... jq, ain't i the humble type u'd like 2 c playing for the lakers?

LakerTom,

Alfonso is not only crazy, but he doesn't realize he's crazy.

No talking to the mental patients while touring the grounds.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

Taliq,
Good to have the sheriff take my back. Unfortunately, it feels like we are a pair of forlorn warriors standing back to back but surrounded by potential law breakers trying to take away our weapons and sanity. Keep passing out them tickets, even if you stick some of them under my windshield wipers in error. :)
Tom

the Lakers DIASPORA

let the fireworks begin!!!!!!!!!!!!

odk
I heard Kobe say he WASN'T having it (surgery on his hand) done (like ever)

How come no one is talking about bring back Kwame to replace Odom?
Less money, a good team guy, throws birthday cakes instead of eating candy and as Mike T would tell you, he has big calves.

LakerTom,

[>>> Dig this, if all the water in the ocean were to be converted to ink still there
>>> would not be enough for LakerTom to finish the glory of Bynum.

And that’s not worth another three or four championships?]

With the current state of our affairs ... I see 3 to 4 championships in our future ... If Bynum becomes the beast you claim him to be ... as in the next great laker center, one capable of carrying a team to a championship ... then i see another 6 to 8 championships in the next decade ...

I am thinking 3 years at 25 is what Buss should offer now. That will be a gulp round 50 million in actual costs. But because as BK noted Buss while angry and shrewd is not emotional enough and more mature than I to do what I would do which is tell LO to go to S. Miami I can see him going up to maybe 3 at 27. He is not going to put the original offers back on the table though, I think that would be too much even for Buss.

When/if Lamar signs he better bring it though. Just hope he is worth 50 million plus total cost to the Lakers for 20ish minutes a game, I personally don't see it, but have no problem if others do.

Look I like my NorCal buddy Laker Tom and he may actually be right about Drew. But two major injuries in two years worries me - especially if we have no Lamar and he has to play 40 minutes instead of 30. What makes us unique and (dare I say) unbeatable is that with Pau, Drew, and Lamar we always have two superb players at the 4 and 5. . No Powell or Mbenga or Drew Gooden is gonna fill in at even close to the same level if Drew (or even Pau) goes down with an injury and we don't have Lamar. Look what happened to the Celts when KG went down!

We NEED Lamar to beat the Spurs, Cavs, Celts, and Magic this year. Rasheed might have been a viable short term alternative but he gone green.

So here's the deal - 8 mil a year for 4 years guaranteed PLUS a million dollar bonus each year we win the championship. Security for Lamar and no-lose (considering the increased revenues when we go all the way) for Buss.

Do it!!

I have an idea now that Madsen is back in town. Lakers and Clippers do a sign and trade with Madsen and Odom.
Odom can still live by the beach and Madsen can do a championship dance again.

Jon,

>>> I'd like a show of hands as to who here actually owns a cat(s), so I can consider
>>> whether or not their opinion is the result of a neurological parasitic infection.

While I don’t buy all of the homophobic comparisons about men and their dogs, I find cats to be much better animal companions. Sensual beats sloppy any day. And for every big dog, there is a bigger cat. MEOW!

Tom

lakalova ,

"This is exactly why you are a joke. You are self-admitted Kobe homer (instead of Laker Homer) I love Kobe too, but he will never be bigger than the team. Seriously, you need to cut down Luke and say he wasn't as important as Lamar or Trevor? Captain friggin Obvious! You are delusional. Do you really feel the need to point this out."

Well mama always said the world could use more humor, so i'll take the joke reference as a compliment. Why laker fans feel the need to hate on a mamba fans that goes, hey I was a jordan fan that became a laker fan because wow Kobe sure can ball and I've been rooting for Kobe and the lakers since 2000. Why is that a crime? I'm not on here going, hey it's ridiculous to worship magic when you can worship Kobe instead. i.e. live and let live. Surely you appreciate Kobe, surely you want him to retire a laker, and if that's the case what's your problem knowing that I became a laker fan via Kobe. Now if he were to leave, then you can start looking at me like the enemy. But from where I'm sitting we're rooting for the same team. When the haters came on here calling Gasol soft, I put pen to paper and let them know why purple and gold likes it soft and why soft was going 2 end up kicking their butt. If that isn't being a fan then I dont know yo.

As for Luke ... for the umpteenth time ... I salute him and I'm glad he's a laker, with crazy ron ron on board, it's makes it even more valuable to have additional small forwards on the team as insurance. I'm man enough to say that but that doesnt mean I'll go silent when I see someone mention Lamar's accomplishements and Luke's accomplishements in the same light. As for why I feel a need 2 point it out? Well it is because when I read such a post, the feeling I get in the pitt of my stomach is wow that is so not fair, Lamar does so much more for us.

"Also, why do you write like you are texting...with that stupid hip-hop twang? It’s nauseating."

Like I said in my post to yellofeva, I'll cut out the so called 'twang' thingy you're referring to specifically when I'm talking to a hater like u thatz trying to use that as ammo against me, basically I'll save it for those that can appreciate it or at the very least don't mind it. I'm not here to post for you, but when I do address you then I most definately want you to understand me. Hopefully my english is up to par now, cuz then finaly maybe you'll understand that I find your arguments weak and more importantly biased.

Painting u silly is something I can do all day. So if u want to keep coming at me, be my guest.

Jon K,

How can you hate cats? That's tough-guy propaganda that's got a hold of you.

I have a philosophy for each individual life in this biosphere, and the philosophy is that's it's relatively priceless (or at least worth, say, 30 trillion dollars.)

Here's my rationale. Lets say our goal with the space program is to explore the universe and one day find life in outer space. How many trillions of dollars will be spend in that long search, that long endless hope that one day someone will bring back some single cell, unintelligent bacterium for human study?

Well, we're on the other end of this example. We being any and all life in the biosphere. I think we're the ones the aliens are desperately searching for, we're the product of probably millions of years of not only space exploration, but space program funding.

One single stray cat to another species of intelligent life would be the find of a lifetime, if not more.

So, I try not to kill any life, with the exception of the blood suckers.

Sorry, I'm only human.

Wes


Odom should resign with the Lakers if they guarantee that 36-40 million which isn't that much to guarantee since Odom is a major minutes player and top 6th man. So once we have him back, at the trade deadline move Sasha, Morrison, Farmar, and Mbenga for Gilbert Arenas (completely healthy but likely rusty so the Wizards hate him and they add more expiring money), ensuring the Lakers domination of the championship until at least 2013. Arenas would be perfect for the triangle.

Kobe, Pau, Bynum, Artest, Arenas
6th Man: Odom

Plus a bench that can always be added to and tweaked from season to season with cheap veterans: Walton, Brown, Fisher (probably retires in a year or two), Powell, etc.

It would be boring to watch because we would be too good. But you have to take advantage of the down economy and pick up some star players with fat contracts.

odk wrote: "When is Kobe supposed to have surgery on his hand? Anyone know if he is going to get it fixed this summer?"

I don't have an article to link to, but I remember seeing a televised interview where he said something like, "this finger won an olympic gold medal and an NBA championship. I'm not changing anything."

So I guess he's going to live with it rather than risk having it change his game.

summer summation,

Jon K, not a cat guy, and formidably so as usual... I concur.

Bloggers prefer to read and be annoyed rather than scroll. Laker Tom's replies to attacks feature a higher evolved deflective technique vs the Jon K bludgeoning. Both are effective.

LO don't know where ta go.
And, we're still World Champs

LakerTom,

i was waiting for your response. excellent form thomas.

i'm confused when it comes to lo. sign lamar already! even though it wouldn't be the end of the world if the guy moved on to miami...see?

los angeles is the city of luxuries and excess...why not follow suit by signing the best and highest paid bench player in the association...

eastcoastjessie

Any links? I couldn't find anything on LO signing.

Another so-called L.O.C.O. Bulletin...

lakersnationAM830 Roger Lodge says his sources say Lamar met with Dr. Buss in a room and will stay with the Lakers for 4 years/$40M - @KTLAMorningShow
about 2 hours ago from web

Again, for what it's worth.

Posted by: EastCoastJessie | July 21, 2009 at 09:56 AM

Let it be so, East Coast. Let it be so.

Wes

I don't like cats.

However, I had cat stir-fry when I was in South China (I ordered it on accident) and found that it was absolutely good eatin'.

Posted by: Jon K. | July 21, 2009 at 09:19 AM
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And here I thought you could only wok your dog.

Posted by: LongTimeLakerFan | July 21, 2009 at 09:55 AM
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http://tinyurl.com/l56laq

HOW ABOUT A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR THE COMEDY STYLINGS OF JON K. and LTFL....THEY'LL BE HERE ALL BLOG LADIES AND GENTS!!!

East Coast Jessie,

ECJ, keep it coming, how coming AK/BK and LAT staffers have no news at all. Because they are waiting for AP to confirm it. LOL!

LO, that's good money for the next four years. Here is another idea where to get the 5th year income by being a Laker. Ask Jeff S. to represent you to candies confectioneries and go to Europe during off seasons. Conduct a basketball clinic and at the same time promote American candies. LO = American Candies, make that as your battle cry not this prolonged negotiation of nothing but envy from Californians who are furloughed. The next move, promote tourism for LA and Queens, NY who are known to be swine flu capital in other parts of the world. Villaraigoza and Bloomberg would give you another dough for promoting their cities. LO, you are money if you stay in LA and you will be a cobweb if you go to Miami, waiting for the next hurricane or thunderstorm to come. Don't sweat on small things, think of big things on what LO can do to create jobs, to create market for American candies. Last tip and this is also for everyone in the blog - invest on the stock index fund now and see it doubles in value by Jan. 2010. As of today, it has grown 30% since March, '09.

LakerTom fights back! I like it. I could see you in an old Clint Eastwood flick, wielding your mouse and keyboard like a .357 Magnum.
"Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, do you?!"
Hang in there LakerTom. I think you're usually right on the money, and it's great reading your posts because you are obviously educated, and passionate about the Lakers. It almost burns my eyes out reading taliq's posts. I don't do it anymore. Thank you for being a bright spot on a daily basis.

Whoaa, I've been away from the blog for only a week and all hell has broken loose. When the parasitic insanity inducing cat goes away, the fluoride drinking mice come out to play.

Jon K

One hand raised. Let it be known I also rescue elderly, abused and abandoned family pets. It's more of a hobby than anything else. In fact, I was administering medicine to two wild animals this morning before I even started the coffee.

So, tread lightly my friend.

Wes

In fact, I may have the world’s only paraplegic raccoon in my basement, living off dog food and Little Debbie snack cakes.

Wes

Taliq,

>>> If Bynum becomes the beast you claim him to be ... as in the next great
>>> laker center, one capable of carrying a team to a championship ... then i
>>> see another 6 to 8 championships in the next decade ...

I can dig that for sure, sheriff.

Tom

A couple of my contacts saw Lamar's assistant in Costco buying Skittles, M&M's, and other candies. You know how its sold in bulk there. During the course of the conversation the two helpers said they worked for Lamar but were not sure about hsi Laker plans and contract etc. My guess is he would not be buying candy in bulk if he were moving.

The little kitty is a "Scottish fold" that's why the bent over ears. Quite cute. I want one! But then I always want to adopt all the rescue kitties at Petco too.

Thanks for the picture and I can feel the positivity too! Lamar is on his way back to the Lakers.

Jon & Wes,

LOL. Our resident martial artists and former Buddhist monks sparring like cats and dogs.

Tom

JellosJigglin,
"It almost burns my eyes out reading taliq's posts. I don't do it anymore. Thank you for being a bright spot on a daily basis."

And here I was thinking I was a valued member of this blog ... shows how clueless we can be @ times ... well being your post doesn't say much I can't look for holes to poke in your argument ... which leaves the tried and trusted ... bite me

lakalova,
"This is exactly why you are a joke. You are self-admitted Kobe homer (instead of Laker Homer)"

Confucious once said:
"A fanatic who criticizes another fanatic's reasons for being a fanatic is a bigger joke."


 
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