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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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JellosJigglin,

>>> 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?!"

LOL. I’ve been watching all of the old series of movies and just last week rented all five Dirty Harry movies. That one and “Make my day” obviously stand out. Good call, Jellos. I must have been feeling my Clint Eastwood. And man, was Rowdy young then.

Tom

There is no replacement for LO, the Lakers need his presence off the bench to combat the physical play of opposing second units.

Lakers should lower per season rate and extend this freak of basketball natures contract term.

Vman,

>>> Laker Tom's replies to attacks feature a higher evolved deflective technique
>>> vs the Jon K bludgeoning. Both are effective

I like that “higher evolved deflective technique.” Cool! Thanks.,

- - - - - - -

tha show,

>>> LakerTom,
>>> i was waiting for your response. excellent form thomas.

Thanks for the comments.

- - - - - - -

Tom

Laker Tom - no problem. Back at ya!

taliq - I also have your back. Guns ablazin, sherrif - guns ablazin. Never surrender.

Jon K - my hand is raised. 2 cats here. Take my comments for what you will LOL!

wes - you're doing a good work. Props.

Laker Truth - all hell is breaking loose around here. The mayor's on sabbatical. The sherrif is threatening to quit. LOCO is loco. The only sane one on here is me and no one's listening... I DON"T FEEL THE LOVE, people.

This is a good bye present for you Hobbitmage:

"Or are you limiting your arguments to the positions of
PF-C? How did Odom do with Bynum
vs. Pau with Bynum? How do you
even measure this in any meaningful
way?"

http://tinyurl.com/leo8gm

The most successful 5 man teams had 1 constant thing: Gasol-Odom-Bryant.

When it comes to PF-C the tandem worked best was without a doubt Gasol-Odom

"How many players has Dallas signed this summer?"

Technically 1 they traded for Shawn Marion. They tried for Gortat to fill in center but Orlando matched. Then they got interested in Odom. They still have the midlevel exception.

re: consider that most teams are building for 2010 when so many possible free agents from LBJ, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, and even possibly Yao Ming are available. They want to save as much money possible to make a run towards those free agents. And I knew you would bite. To be honest, no one knows why Portland isn't going after Odom despite cap space. Possibly they would want something else and we don't know what.

"Where are the comments about how
LO has really stepped up?"

"He better be (coming back)"
-Kobe Bryant at his Camp at Loyola Marymount University

If LO hadn't stepped up Kobe wouldn't be making that statement now would he?

"Once again, you only give part of the facts
to support your man crush on Lamar."

Maybe once again you show your LO hate by ignoring that at PF-C that tandem was better than Gasol-Bynum.

The Lakers Big 3 was Kobe-Gasol-Odom with Fisher/Ariza really helping out along with the rest of the team. Maybe you are trying to dodge the question after all just to show your LO hate. And personally I believe that you have your own unhealthy obsession with LO.

"I'm thinking you're lying about this.
However, my *recollection* could be wrong.
Houston & the Lakers went to 7 games.
Which game(s) did Gasol & Odom
start?"

Game 2, Game 3, Game 4 of the Houston series. Lesson here is to maybe your *recollection* isn't as good as you think it is?

"my response: You're ignoring the
regular season in order to hype Lamar."

Nope just presenting the facts that with Wade-Odom-Butler the Heat went from 25 win lottery team to a 2nd round team that won 17 more games. Now that is a successful rebound just like the Heat had this season. I'm not hyping up anything other than your continued revisionist history.

Re: On Josh Powell maybe a stab at your "I'm ok with Bynum and Powell". You seem to have this crazy idea of Powell being a Horace Grant player without the defense.

"I do reject your ignoring
Odom's personality trait to support
your man crush."

Really now? Just because I support a player doesn't mean I have an obession like you. I support Gasol over Bynum in the post does that mean I have a man crush on Pau? Quit crying dude. Maybe your recollection would be better if you weren't so obsessive of your LO hate?

re: Oh now you are talking rebounds now I can tell you are getting desperate . Hmm if Bynum averages only 3 rebounds against Utah does that mean he's inconsistent as LO? Or His 6 rebounds against Miami? Or his 4 rpg against Houston? Plus he has 2 more inches not to mention more weight AND being very close in the post than Odom and he has those rebounding numbers! Does that mean Bynum is also Mr. Inconsistent?

Oh look more inconsistent rebounders than LO: Amare Stoudemire, Nene Hilario, LeMarcus Aldridge, and Andy Varejao! Look at them Hobbit they have worst rebounding numbers than LO so they must mean they are all Mr. Inconsistent as well huh??

Sorry Hobbitmage but your argument is moot. LO may not be an All-Star but he is/was a big important part of the LA Lakers.

If you are going away I thank you for all our classic duels and so long and thanks for the fish!

Hey Wes, Charles and Edwin...

Those LOCO "bulletins" are from Tweets I've gotten from LakersNation.

Don't know how credible they are but they seem to be actively posting on the Odom situation so I thought I'd share. I'll keep posting if I see anything new.

Laker Tom -

Methinks Alfonso doth protest too much. He must have some kind of mad blogger love for you.. Hmmm... wonder how he feels about Kwame's calves.

dave m

Alfonso,

As a vtereran of the U.S. Military, I must ask you to stop referring to the NBA players as WOUNDED SOLDIERS.

Yes, they battle on the hardwood and use similar strategies in countering the opponent. I have offend used the battle analogy in my posts,but I have not used the wounded soldier term. It is a lack of respect to our FALLEN SOLDIERS who have died for our right to sit here and voice our opinions.

You come into the blog by kicking down the door, riding your high horse, and disrespecting others. Un-mount sir, cause here on the blog we beat horses to death, and you will be beaten down as well if you continue to disrespect our troops who have fought and gave their lives for what we call FREEDOM!

CARRY ON!

K Bros,

Well it just so happens I'm allergic to virtual fur.

Good job, guys. Now I have cyber-hives and sneezing like a sick monkey.

I'm suing you.

Taliq,

>>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.

You personify what has gone wrong in professional basketball, i.e. You optimize the “me” attitude. That’s why I find your posts (and your pathetic purposeful mangling of the English language) stomach turning. I’m for colorful words and expressions, but when you throw around the word ‘worship’ when referring to being a fan of a professional athlete, to me, you invalidate yourself. I don’t have a problem with liking (and following) a particular athlete, but hopping from team to team because of said athlete?? Unless you’re a family member or close friend, it seems a bit unhealthy to me, especially because this is all happening within the parameters of a TEAM game.

>>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.

Ammo against you? This is a forum where one must use the written word to communicate.
The lone tool you need and you use the wrong end…purposefully. Seems so wrong to me, but to each his own.

Oh and I’d love to hear your take as to why my arguments are biased. This should be good.

Go Lakers!!!

Jon K.,

Pretty funny post about cats, both the eating and the "they make us crazy."

Toxo is known as an opportunistic infection so it's not like it attacks all of us. It's more people with full blown AIDS, alcoholism, various genetics-based immune deficiencies and a few other conditions.

Even more common (and also usually fatal) than Toxo is PCP pneumonia, far more common and from pigeon droppings.

Is the enemy of our enemy our friend? Then maybe cats are a good thing.

Taliq,

.." 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 ..."

Like my favorite Wizard once said " BE WHO U IZ, NOT WHO U IZ NOT!

I loved Tutor the Turtle.

keep on enforcing the law sir. Just keep in mind, that you are NOT above the law.

Peace Bro.

Hi all - I know I haven't posted for a really long time. But this thread I couldn't resist..............

Puuuuuurrrrrrrrr - can't we get some nice bim to purr into Dr. Buss' ear about giving in and signing LO.......?

Cheers all - love the threads and everyone's comments. It seems like there is a lot of peace amongst us so that happy NBA championship feel must still be emanating.

GO LAKERS!!!

This Lamar thing is so annoying. I'm starting to have dreams about it. Last night I saw lamar in another uniform that I did not even recognize. AAArrrggHHHH!!!!

Well, we have totally devolved on this blog.

I have a picture in my head (whats left of it after considering all the twists & turns of the Laker's free agency period so far): Lo and Dr Buss, sitting together at a computer, reading this blog and laughing and laughing, wondering how long it will take before we all go mad, completely stark raving mad.

Will that be what it takes for the 2 of them to stop messing with us and make the announcement we all want to hear, that LO and the Lakers have come to a mutually beneficial agreement and LO will sign on the dotted line.

Let's get it done!

ghlaker

Great Posts today!

I for one have never been much of a Cat Lover. However, I really like what LT had to say on Cats. Makes you think!

Here's my own story about a cat we had when I was a young teenager.

I did my own laundry, as we all did in our household. I placed a load of clothes into the dryer after washing.

I then go sit down to watch TV. My Mom was there watching with me. She says to me "Did you put tennis shoes in the dryer?" I told her no, I hadn't.

We continue watching and a few minutes later she asks me, "Are you SURE you didn't put tennis shoes in the Dryer? !!" I again responded with "No mom, I didn't".

After a few more minutes she just kinda blew up at me and says, "Go look in the dryer, something's just not right!"

I storm off KNOWING there were no d@mn tennis shoes in there. I knew what I put in there.

When I open the dryer, our cat is sitting in there looking shell shocked. "Oh my GAWD!, MOM!!".......LOL.

Luckily, the cat lived, though it was never really the same after that. I can only imagine that it had jumped into the dryer because it seemed like a cool getaway or spot to hang out.

I still have no idea why it is that the heat didn't click on. That cat was incredibly lucky.

wesjoenixon/Laker Tom,

The first domesticated animal? The dog... about 250,000 years ago. Thus, we have co-evolved as a species over about 1/4 million years.

The first domestication of cats? Between 10,000-15,000 years ago. Very little time for co-evolution.

Dogs = social animals.

Cats = Not so much.

Dogs = Will sacrifice their life to save your own.

Cats = Demand affection when it is convenient for THEM.

Dogs = Will starve to death rather than eat you if you died in their presence.

Cats = Will begin eating your corpse if deprived of food in under three days... the same length of time a pet reptile will begin consuming your corpse.

Cats = Pet.

Dogs = Companion/family member.

Cats suck. Aloof, demanding, parasite-ridden creatures perfect for beta personalities.

Dogs rule. They are intimitately tied to the success of humanity as a species.

[I am typing this as my Rottweiler-mix Delilah is sleeping next to me, who, I will add, barks in excitement when I say, "Go Lakers!" How many cats will respond enthusiastically to "Go Lakers!" NONE, I say! So dogs are inherently more pro-Lakers than cats. I rest my case.]

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

wesjoenixon,

I will add, however, that animals on the whole possess a genuineness of spirit that is sorely lacking in modern humanity.

So, I can understand your commitment to helping out abandoned animals.

People who abuse animals suck.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

wesjoenixon,

http://tinyurl.com/296mrp

I'd re-read this article, if I were you.

Your mind is probably riddled with cat parasites even as you read this. I mean it.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

"How can they cut the power, man? They're just animals!" -Hudson from Aliens.

wesjoenixon,

I spent three years as a vegetarian and then I went and spent a day at a wolf sanctuary near Lucerne Valley. When I was in the pen with about a dozen wolves, amazed as they swarmed around me and untied my shoes with their teeth, I thought about how these animals were naturally omnivores, how it was part of their nature, and how it was GOOD that it was a part of their nature. It was part of who they were.

And then I thought about how humans are naturally omnivores.

And I immediately went out and bought myself a Big Mac.

It never tasted so good.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

AK/BK,

"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"

Any truth to this?

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

Any word on Lamar? Come on Lamar, sign the paper...

Wes

Jon-

I don't know. I'm sure he would accept that, though. I wonder if Dr. Buss would pay it. That's the hang up. I think if he gets a guaranteed 4/36, he signs.

BK

ghlaker,

"Lo and Dr Buss, sitting together at a computer, reading this blog and laughing and laughing, wondering how long it will take before we all go mad, completely stark raving mad."

That depends on how long we have to wait and how many of our brains are under the control of cat parasites.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

LOCO Bulletin

RT @johnnybarry: @TheLakersNation 710 ESPN reports that Miami don't think they are getting Odom.
http://twitter.com/TheLakersNation

It appears Miami's not to confident about getting Odom...hope that means we'll hear about an agreement with the Lakers soon.

From the article...

"A parasitic microbe commonly found in cats might have helped shape entire human cultures by manipulating the personalities of infected individuals, according to a new study.

Infection by a Toxoplasma gondii could make some individuals more prone to some forms of neuroticism and could lead to differences among cultures if enough people are infected, says Kevin Lafferty, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

In a survey of different countries, Lafferty found that people living in those with higher rates of T. gondii infection scored higher on average for neuroticism, defined as an emotional or mental disorder characterized by high levels of anxiety, insecurity or depression.

His finding is detailed in the Aug. 2 issue of the journal for Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biology.

Manipulating behavior

T. gondii infects both wild and domestic cats, but it is carried by many warm-blooded mammals. One recent study showed that the parasite makes normally cautious rats outgoing and more prone to engage in reckless behavior, such as hanging around areas frequently marked by cat urine, making the rats easy targets.

Scientists estimate that the parasite has infected about 3 billion people, or about half of the human population. Studies by researchers in the Czech Republic have suggested T. gondii might have subtle but long-term effects on its human hosts. The parasite is thought to have different, and often opposite effects in men versus women, but both genders appear to develop a form of neuroticism called "guilt proneness."

Other studies have also found links between the parasite and schizophrenia. T. gondii infection is known to damage astrocytes, support cells in the brain that are also affected during schizophrenia. Pregnant women with high levels of antibodies to the parasite are also more likely to give birth to children who will develop the disorder.

In light of such studies, Lafferty wondered whether high rates of T. gondii infection in a culture could shift the average personality of its individuals.

"In populations where this parasite is very common, mass personality modification could result in cultural change," Lafferty said.

The distribution of T. gondii could explain differences in cultural aspects that relate to ego, money, material possessions, work and rules, Lafferty added. In some countries, infections by the cat parasite are very rare, while in others nearly all adults are infected."

Wes, the cat parasite is making you feel guilty so you go out and rescue more cats. You're under their control!

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

Johnny,

>>> I for one have never been much of a Cat Lover. However, I really like
>>> what LT had to say on Cats. Makes you think!

If you love beautiful women (and most men and some women do), then you have to love cats. LOL. Dogs are like kids. Cats are like women. Just one man’s view, of course.

Tom

Benjamin,

"Is the enemy of our enemy our friend? Then maybe cats are a good thing."

Or maybe that's just what they WANT you to think.

You might infected.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

BK,

Yeah, it seems like paying Lamar $40 million for four years is simply too much money.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

Is this true? That's a lot more then I expected. I thought Buss was going to offer him less the second time around? Am I missing something here?

http://twitter.com/lakersnation/status/2759387496

"AM830 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"

Jon,

>>> [I am typing this as my Rottweiler-mix Delilah is sleeping next to me, who,
>>> I will add, barks in excitement when I say, "Go Lakers!" How many cats will
>>> respond enthusiastically to "Go Lakers!" NONE, I say! So dogs are inherently
>>> more pro-Lakers than cats. I rest my case.]

The dog is just responding to your voice, not the word Lakers. Pet rats and other vermin respond similarly. My Burmese cat, on the other hand, has a purple collar with a gold medallion and gives me high fives after every Lakers basket. No dog can top that.

Putting your Rottweiler in a cage match with one of my cat’s big brothers would be like your Clippers challenging the Lakers. Ever seen a Rottweiler crouch in abject fear?
Dogs cower. Cats rule.

Tom

Geez loueez, did you staple the kitens ears to it's head?

Where'd it's ears go?

dave,

>>> Methinks Alfonso doth protest too much. He must have some kind of mad
>>> blogger love for you.. Hmmm... wonder how he feels about Kwame's calves.

Oh, no! I think I will dub Alfonso with the blog handle of STALKER.
Maybe I can even ask AK and BK for a virtual restraining order.
Either that or bring along my cat’s big brothers as virtual chaperones.

Tom

The only cat i liked was Dr. Evil's cat
Jon K., if you wen to Asia again, eat one for me, please.
In my country is said that august is the month of the cats... and the poor sleep.

>>>This Lamar thing is so annoying. I'm starting to have
>>>dreams about it. Last night I saw lamar in another
>>>uniform that I did not even recognize. AAArrrggHHHH!!!!

I told you he was going to sign with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Orlando just signed Matt Barnes for two years to go with their other great signings, while we sit still and do nothing. Lakers fans, enjoy the spoils of this past season, as trust me, it was your last. Jerry Buss is playing Cheap Ball now.

LakerTom,

Dogs can have a vocabularly up to 200 words. Delilah knows the word "Lakers."

I'm sorry, pal, but you've clearly been infected.

Here's another article on the human-cat dynamic which proves my point:

http://tinyurl.com/nntaee

I control my dog. I don't let my dog control me. You, my fellow Lakers fanatic, may not be able to say the same.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

You know, I have read and heard people complain about how our mutual discourse is suffering from the anonymity of the internet, that people can feel free to post anything they want about anybody, because they don’t have to worry about any repercussions. (Me, I’m just over six feet, a very solid 290. More of me is fat than it used to be, but not that much yet. I can’t think of the last time somebody called me a four letter word to my face) But this blog? Defies all of that. Sure a lot of people come in, say something stupid and derogatory, but we generally have respect for each other and respect each other’s opinions.

And personally, I think reading this blog can be pretty humbling at times. Here’s my example. I don’t make a big deal out of it, but I generally have been scrolling past wesjoe’s posts without reading them. I found his attitude about Lamar was pretty disrespectful, and I thought that he was getting a bit too upset and vitriolic. Sure, I knew that didn’t make him a bad person, just enough to make me move on down the page. Then I see these posts;

“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
Posted by: wesjoenixon | July 21, 2009 at 11:14 AM
In fact, I may have the world’s only paraplegic raccoon in my basement, living off dog food and Little Debbie snack cakes.
Wes
Posted by: wesjoenixon | July 21, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Heck, this blog is about entertainment. Sports is about entertainment, with a bit of inspiration thrown in, added to my favorite, bringing people of all faiths, ethnicities, etc, together. But saving animals? I figure saving one abandoned animal has to be worth a couple of years of annoying, badly written posts. And wesjoe’s posts aren’t even badly written. So I think I learned something today. Not sure what it is, but there you go.

BTW, I have two cats, both foundlings that showed up at my door. The first one was literally lying in the middle of the road and was too starving to walk all the way back to my house. The second one keep sneaking in my door and stealing the first cat’s food. But he didn’t get mad, he would actually wait for her to eat quiet respectfully before he would start. Had them going on five years now.

And Jon K- Hah! My cat’s are more likely to catch crazy from me. I’ve been a crazy person since long before they showed up.

Wait a minute- A U.S. Geological Survey scientist? Not a neurologist? Not a psychiatrist? Not even an MD? Wow, what a source.

Hey, a whole post, didn't mention you know who. Can we get a few more of these in before the day is over?

LakerTom,

"Ever seen a Rottweiler crouch in abject fear?"

Nope, but I have seen my pet Akita--Nori--bite a cat into two separate halves with one clasp of her jaws and one quick twist of her neck.

That was interesting.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!


"...I have a picture in my head (whats left of it after considering all the twists & turns of the Laker's free agency period so far): Lo and Dr Buss, sitting together at a computer, reading this blog and laughing and laughing, wondering how long it will take before we all go mad, completely stark raving mad...
ghlaker
Posted by: ghlaker | July 21, 2009 at 12:37 PM

This is also my theory. Hey, they are probably just big fans of the K Bros like everybody else, and they want to help them generate a few hundred thousand more hits on this blog.

Jon K - hilarious post on the difference between cats & dogs. Dogs are thinking "a toy - oh boy my favorite! food - oh boy my favorite! my master - oh boy my favorite!" Cats on the other hand are thinking "Day 387 of my captivity...."

Even so, you've never met my cat. I think you'd put her in the "sort of a dog kind of cat" category....

The parasites are buzzing in my brain even now.

A little bit less of LO news and into the blog's mascot:

VON WAFER!

From Ball Don't Lie:

He was undoubtedly a bit of a headcase toward the end of 2008-09, feuding with Rockets coach Rick Adelman, and this is probably why Wafer hasn't been re-signed by Houston. And with other free agent wings taking up residence in Cleveland, Boston, and Orlando (you got your Moons, your Marquis, your Barnes), Wafer's staunch refusal to take a deal above the minimum hurts his chances.

"He (Von Wafer) averaged almost 10 points per game last year. He's not a minimum player. But when you walk out on your coach on national TV, in this economy? Deal with what you can get, Von Wafer.

The soluton? To Minnesota, for the minimum, to play nice and take dozens of shots on a team that entirely made up of point guards, power forwards, and Quentin Richardson's expiring contract. "

The 4th best unrestricted free agent on the market? LOL!

Diana - thanks for the tidbit about the Scottish fold, I was wondering.

Jon - you're in rare form today - the Big Mac'wolf santuary correlation was awesome.

p.s. my mind is definitely riddled. This explains a lot.

Cactus Berry - virtual allergies - hahahaha!!!

If you give Lamar a big, "guaranteed" multiyear contract (which is what him and his agent are looking for) you might as well just give cute kitty here a lucrative deal.
Just kidding LO, hurry up and sign on the dotted line, there isn't much to think about.........................

Jon K,

>>>Dogs = social animals.
>>>
>>>Cats = Not so much.

Dogs = poop in your shoes
Cats = not so much

>>>Dogs = Will starve to death rather than eat you if you
>>> died in their presence.

Not even close to correct. For starters, look up Marie Prevost.
She was an actress back in the 20's. She died in 1937, and
her body wasn't discovered for a couple of days, by which time
her dog had eaten part of her legs.

You frequently see a "Pit bull kills baby" headline. When
was the last time you saw a "Tabby cat kills baby" headline?

>>>Cats = Will begin eating your corpse...

Cats & Dogs are both carnivores. If you croak and they have
no other source of food, either one will eat your corpse. The
only real difference is that dogs will eat you before you're dead
as well.


>>>Cats = Pet.
>>>Dogs = Companion/family member.

What kinda genes have you got in your family tree, there,
Jon K? Got a canine ancestor maybe?

>>>Cats suck. Aloof, demanding,

Aloof? sometimes. Demanding? Considerably less than
dogs.

>>>parasite-ridden creatures

Dogs never get parasites - no fleas, no ticks, no roundworms,
no heartworms, no whipworms, no hookworms, no tapeworms,...

Oh, wait. Yes they do.

>>>Dogs rule. They are intimitately tied to the success
>>>of humanity as a species.

Because the goal of every human is to cover every tree with
urine and every lawn with poop. Yay Rover!

"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...

Posted by: Edwin Gueco | July 21, 2009 at 08:49 AM

Well, was I right or was I right? You claimed to have a sense of humor. : )

hey, i figure everybody who is posting right now is just letting out their inner anxieties and whatnot with a lot of over the top, tongue in cheek posts.

And yeah, I don't know if you caught it, but I'm a bit short on the paycheck front myself. It kind of sucks. But I believe if we take care of each oither, we'll get through it. We've seen what 'me first' attitudes have done, and this should be a lesson to us all...take care of each other.

But frankly, I don't really need to debate how we are crazy enough to argue about an extra mil in the salary of millionaires. I know that even in tough times, I think it's worth the price of a ticket to see LO play. And I think that Lamar's going to be a Laker next year, and neither side will be too unhappy about the terms of the deal. So i'm not getting excited about it.

Regarding the rumour that LO and Dr. Buss have met in a room and Dr. Buss has offered LO 4 years @ $40 million, I have one question: how many cats were in the room with them?

If, after all of this, of offers made, rumoured to be made, offers pulled off of the table and now Dr. Buss has offered LO 4 years @ $40 milliion------- if this is true then there is only one logical explanation: Jon K is right and cat parasites rule. Either that or I have gone mad.

ghlaker

Alfonso….what a load up unmitigated crap. If I was teaching a remedial freshman writing class I would fail you.

Tom Daniels- beautiful, man. I think you just about covered the gamut. Of course, thankfully, we might be starting to prove you wrong. We're mostly talking about cat parasites today.

yellofever- yup, those crazy hordes of Luke lovers. Like, you know, me. One post that mentioned Luke in passing, and even acknowledged that I don't mind people criticizing him, if they would go so far as to actually be willing to listen to other peoples opinions as they want people to listen to theirs. Man, did i throw down the gauntlet, with that ridiculous stretch of logic and reason. Try not to turn into a carcicature like pfunk, ok? You've been posting like a solid guy.

Lakalova- um...you know, i think the last time i heard somebody ranting about how hip hop is destroying our culture is when I visited the nursing home for surviving confederate war vets. jeez.

LakerTom- I think we've staked our positions out pretty thoroughly. What would you say to a nice, non monetary wager on whether Lamar will be a Laker next season? heck, that's win win for you, since you want him back.

Um…caricature?

Can someone please tell Lamar that he was over paid last season 4.3 million and for him to take the Lakers offer of 4 years. Shit..he has been over paid since day one and know is time for him to show some gratitude.

ChicNstu,

Dreezle drazzle drozzel drome, time for this one to come home...

("help Mr. Wizard") and bring Lamar home...

GO LAKERS !!!

The best post of the day came from Alfonso.

Let us set the stake at Pershing Square for the modern day Joan d' Arc - Tommy by the Bay burn, burn, burn, he also issued the Rx on MJ. LOL!

Jon K,

You're right about Dogs having the capacity to learn words, as many as 200 words known by one dog have been documented.

My puppy knows at least 20 different words, and knows a few phrases as well... I'll have to make a current video of the pup showcasing her vocab skills... will let you know when I post such a video (been meaning to do one for a while)

from TrueHoop this morning...check it out

"-Brian Kamenetzky draws you in with the lowest-hanging of fruit -- a picture of a kitten -- then reports on the Lamar Odom buzz from Vegas: "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."

More Odom Internet stuff to clutter your mind.

Believe it or not (your choice), Luke says LO will be a Laker again.

"Trust me"

http://tinyurl.com/lbtjw9

Jon,

>>> I control my dog. I don't let my dog control me. You, my fellow Lakers fanatic,
>>> may not be able to say the same.

You are right about that. Cat’s are independent while dogs are dependent. That’s why if you want a pet, get a dog. If you want a friend, get a cat. Dogs like you because they’re dumb. Cats are like women. You have to woo them to get them to love you and only a fool would think that you control them.

Just a few other things. Cats don’t need to be walked. They use a litter box. They don’t drool. They don’t eat their own feces or go berserk and kill young children or women.

Tom

From Twitter:

"710 ESPN reports that Miami don't think they are getting Odom."

Source: http://tinyurl.com/l3nusg

If 710 ESPN's report is true then that eliminates the primary competitor of the Lamar Odom sweepstakes. Of course LO can go sign with Miami and make this report bogus but this is a good sign that LO will for sure remain in Los Angeles as a Laker.

The Oklahoma City Thunder don't appear to be interested (and rightfully so they have Jeff Green and Kevin Durant at forwards) and oddly the Portland Trailblazers don't appear interested either (thinking that they are more focused on extending Aldridge and Roy and possibly finding something at the trade deadline).

We''ll see if 810AM is correct and that LO and Buss agreed to a contract but this is obviously a good sign that Odom will be back here in LA.

ECJ, does Jerry Buss know how to tweet, tweet, tweet? We are inundated with so much communications and we don't know now which is accurate or someone catching attention. Here is the problem we've got while waiting for LO, other teams have been the available F/A like Wilcox to Pistons; Joe Smith to Hawks; Matt Barnes to Cavaliers; Marquis Daniels to Celtics; Glen Davis courted by Nets; etc. Lakers are stagnant on LO.

LT declares the chase over & the Reign of Bynum begins. it means foul, foul, foul. while Alfonso, the renegade is not happy with the effort, he will opt for burn, burn, burn the Bynum Lover. LMAO

LTLF,
"Tabby cat kills baby"

Well, my mother-in-law warned us about having cats and small children, because cats will suck the air out of babies while they are sleeping and kill them. But it turned out OK; we paid someone an extra $100 per kitten for ones that had had the "suck the air out of a baby" gene bred out of them.

everyone, everyone. stop worrying. roger lodge's sources say a deal is done. when has lodge ever been wrong? (or right, i suppose).

LakerTom

Putting your cat in the same cage as Jon's Rottweiler would be the same as offering fresh meat, so I don't think he will take it because I suspect Jon feeding him pretty good...

Haha, Floyd.

The powers of Mr Wizard would be great right about now.

"Ahhhh, Tutor my boy!"

phred,

>>> LakerTom- I think we've staked our positions out pretty thoroughly.
>>> What would you say to a nice, non monetary wager on whether Lamar will
>>> be a Laker next season? heck, that's win win for you, since you want him back.

LOL. I’ll bite. What do you have in mind, phred?

Tom

Here is a lil clip for you Floyd.

enjoy.

http://tinyurl.com/md7zgd

>>Lakalova- um...you know, i think the last time i heard >>somebody ranting about how hip hop is destroying our >>culture is when I visited the nursing home for surviving >>confederate war vets. jeez.


Ugh!! Always the race card when - God forbid - someone observes and comments about the English language get raped....

If someone was raised in unfortunate circumstances and was never given the proper tools to communicate properly, I have deep empathy in my heart for them.

But when someone knows better, yet chooses to perpetuate that (cultural) assault on the language, I see that as the ultimate sign of disrespect.

Of course, cats will embezzle from you if you're not careful.

LongTimeLakerFan,

Though there are exceptions, especially if the person hasn't owned the dog for very long or hasn't bonded with the dog (as a busy actress might not), generally speaking a dog will die of starvation rather than eat its master.

Cats? You're dinner buddy!

You better not have a stroke and be paralyzed in a sealed home! Your cuddly cat that you've taken care of for years will start eating your face while you're still alive after a few days! That's the truth!

If THAT'S the kind of pet you want, it's a free country! God Bless America!

Me? I'm choosing to avoid cat parasites and instead get an intelligent animal that recognizes me as alpha, yet continues to not only love me, but appreciate my love and will joyfully accompany me on hikes in the Sierras or Cuyahoga River valley, thank you very much.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

LakerTom,

"Dogs like you because they’re dumb."

No, dogs have generally be shown to be more intelligent than cats, not a lot more, but more intelligent. Look it up.

Dogs love you because they are social animals that easily display positive emotions such as love, joy, and fun (as well as sadness and loneliness). Dogs simply display a much broader emotional spectrum than cats, whose emotional spectrum is more akin to say... reptiles.

I chose an animal that loves easily because I feel I deserve love and enjoy sharing love far more than being controlled by a demanding emotionally aloof animal.

In addition, you can do things with dogs (hunting, hiking, running, playing frisbee, going to the beach) while you can only do things FOR cats. How is that pleasant?

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!

lakalova,

The English language is a beautiful complex language that provides for incredible flexibility (one of its strengths); however, I, too, like to see it used elegantly.

There's a reason they teach spelling and grammar in elementary school.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

LakerTom,

"Cats don’t need to be walked. They use a litter box."

Yes, but walking is good exercise and a litter box fills your apartment/home with the vomit-inducing smell of cat feces, which is an utterly awful smell, by the way.

Did I mention the neurological parasites?

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Jon,

If my mind is infected at all, I say it's from my visit to a leper colony outside of Chiang Rai in 1997. The crazy thing about the visit, as was explained to myself and my fellow UC students, is that leprosy is an airborne disease that only shows up a year or so after contraction. Sometimes much, much later. So how the heck are they gonna take a bunch of touchy-feely American students through a leper colony for a sit down dinner? I seemed to be the only one concerned at the time.

But I'll take my chances with the brain mites. I got a can of killer bug spray I like sniff when the mites get too active.

Wes

Wait.

I got on a plane this morning totally secure in the fact that this blog would be all LO rehash all the time today and I wouldn't be missing anything.

And it turns into a fight between cat lovers and dog lovers?

Help!!!! Lamar better sign soon.

LakerTom - maybe cats was a chance for you to lay low and build bridges, not start a fight over animals. :)

Glad to see a cat lover who is comfortable with eating them, though, I have to say.

Can someone ask Mike T how a guy with huge calves has such tiny hands?

OdomWatch09,

I hope Luke knows something we don't know.

It's gotten to the point where I'd much rather discuss cat parasites than the Lamar Odom holdout. It's that bad.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

LakerTom,

In addition!

Dogs love you because you can do amazing things like open doors and drive cars! ("Wow! That's awesome! I wish I could do that!")

While cats know you can open doors, drive cars and open cans of cat food AND KNOW THEY CAN'T, but they still don't recognize your awesomeness. They're too stupid to be humble. They think you should cater to their will, but they can't even operate a microwave. That's not a relationship I want to get involved in.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Jon K -

You're in a particularly odd and hilarious mood today. I like it. I mean, you're totally way off about cats but I was thoroughly amused nonetheless.

LTLF and LakerTom-

Your dogs vs. cats posts had me busting up. I agree wholeheartedly.

My wife (a former cat hater) and I own a kitten that is the friendliest, sweetest kitten you'd meet. Jon, even you would love her... although that may because her guilt-inducing parasites have overtaken your brain.

No matter, at least she's named after a Laker, so she'll always have that going for her.

OdomWatch09 wrote: "Believe it or not (your choice), Luke says LO will be a Laker again. Trust me"

Cool for Luke to say, but that was Saturday and we were still three days away from kitten talk. That's ancient times in Lamar-Watch terms.

Lakalova- My comment wasn't to call you racist, it was to make a point about how you might be perceived. I try to use humor to bring up touchy subjects without hitting people over the head with denunciations.

As for language, when Shakespeare and Dante first wrote, their use of the vernacular English and Italian language was seen as vulgar. Great literature was meant to be written in Latin.

Arguably, and I'm not a Shakespeare scholar, his writing was seen as 'low' and intended more as entertainment for the mass of uneducated people much more than what we today recognize as literary genius.

I do know a fair amount about writing, and I will argue that good writing is what communicates ideas the most effectively, regardless of fidelity

'Their Eyes Were Watching God,' by Zora Neale Hurston was widely panned when originally published because of its unrepentant use of colloquialisms. Now it is taught in high school English classes all over the united states.

Don't get me wrong, I have previously written that Taliq's language can often be harder to understand that i would like, and he runs the risk of communicating less effectively because of it. But a blanket condemnation of 'hip hop culture' because it's new and different? Can't agree with that.

thanks for listening. much love

sorry- meant to say 'good writing is what communicates ideas the most effectively regardless of fidelity to established language.'

ironic, huh?

so...jon K, et al- do you guys think god can create a rock so big that he can't lift it? I mean, if we get tired of arguing about cats and dogs and want a subject we're going to actually stand a chance of settling.

LakerTom- I brought up the idea of the bet, I was hoping you would come up with some terms. My suggestion is that if Lamar comes back, you would end your first 37 (ron artests number, natch) posts of next season with 'it's all about the love, go Lamar!"

fairly painless, yes? but a pretty good reminder of how right I am. Heh heh.

LakerTom,

"I can dig that for sure, sheriff."

Nah the sheriff is dead ... pig shot him and lakalova is still feasting on the remains ...

speaking of d vulture lakalova ... u said u'd like to hear why u're biased and i'll be honest ... the more i read your posts, the less interested i am in responding to your self righteous stance ... or maybe that's not it ... maybe it's an age old argument ... team sport, great ... but when one dude works 5 times as hard as the next guy and you want to crucify folks for saying he deserves more of the accolade then you're obviously not being fair to the effort he puts into his craft ... left to the likes of u concepts like mvp wouldn't exists ... sports would be boring ... again i feel silly for even having to defend this stance ... kobe was celebrated as a finals mvp within a team concept ... best player on the best team ... i don't think individual recognition should be mutually exclusive of team recognition ... same way if u're the weakest member on your team at work, u still get a pat on the back when you guys complete a project but the guy in the next cubicle that pulls the late nights gets the promotion or the guy that had the savvy to reel in a big client gets the big bonus ... but hey i guess i am what's wrong with pro sports cuz if u say so then it must be so right? ... and in my humble opinion, rooting for the lakers just before shaq/kobe won their first championship up until now ... a period that spans a decade ... does not constitute jumping from team to team ... and the team i left for the lakers ... the bulls ... is my 2nd fav team in the league ... but yup, i'm guilty of being some type of nba prostitute in your eyes ... cuz if u say so, it must be so

Seriously though ... I concede ... u win on all points ... cuz again your arguments are so weak it doesn't take that much effort to dance circles around u ... i'd rather admit defeat than have to step into the ring with u again ... and oh this would be one of 'em pompous posts that pig referred to ... but like one of those hip-hop 'twang' concepts that nauseates u goes ... 'yeah i'm conceited, but i got a reason'

LO is at the mercy of Dr Buss who is going to make him sweat a while and then make him the same offer as before at the best. We need to wait for Dr. Buss to cool off. LO should have learned from TA's mistake.

Do these guys deserve all these millions including Kobe MJ etc?

ChicNStu,

"keep on enforcing the law sir. Just keep in mind, that you are NOT above the law."

lol ... yeah apparently I didn't get that memo ... recent events has me convinced that it's way better to be a bandit ... u can makeup the law as you see fit ... i'll try to be more robin hood than al capone though ...

justanothermambafan,

"I also have your back. Guns ablazin, sherrif - guns ablazin. Never surrender."

Nah it's a wrap ... besides i figure a lawless blog will chewup the likes of lakalova ... he won't have 911 to call ... if u've seen houseparty 1 ... everytime dat dude spits at me, i just want to say "i smell, i smell ..." .... but nah this is a pg13 forum ... besides i'm feeling like mike t ... way too many posts about 'me' for my liking ... that ain't cool ... i'm really not that interesting :)

Lakalova,

I don't know about you, but I became a Laker fan because of Magic Johnson, and have been a Laker fan ever since. I imagine many people my age became Laker fans for the same reason.

If Magic hypothetically had been traded to the Nuggets in 1990, than I would have instantly become a Nuggets fan as well. You can criticize that mentality all you want (since you are so wise when it comes to the definition of being a fan), but after more than a decade of watching Magic lead my team to 5 rings and provide endless hours of entertainment, excitement, joy, disappointment and redemption, I became a Magic homer. And trust me, I am not in the minority.

For the very same reasons, I have become a Kobe homer, and am proud of it. The man's been a Laker for thirteen years. Superstar players and GMs have come and gone, but Kobe (and Jerry Buss) have been the only constants during that span.

Like it of not, stars make this league. They are the ones that fans pay to see. I can't imagine Cavs, Boston or Chicago fans ridiculing their fellow fans for being a Lebron, Bird or Jordan homer. That would be almost as silly as a Laker fan bashing a fellow fan for being a Kobe homer.

Sincerely,

Unabashed Kobe Homer

lakalova,

"But when someone knows better, yet chooses to perpetuate that (cultural) assault on the language, I see that as the ultimate sign of disrespect."

oh wow ... and just when u think you're out they pull u back in ... umm umm umm ... hmmm .... ok .... whoosa ... calm down Taliq ... just calm down

ok lakalova, i didn't mean to disrespect your language. a 1000 apologies. Dobby go punish self now.

Interesting stat from ESPN's Adande: Only seven NBA franchises have won championships in the past 25 years.

http://tinyurl.com/lnv6kk

For Lamar Odom, it's all about the money. For the LA Lakers, it's all about the rings, because rings beget money. Get it, Lamar?

BTW, best thing about the "kitten" blog: the exclamation point.

puddle,

>>> No matter, at least she's named after a Laker, so she'll always have that going for her.

I love cats, too. I was originally a dog person growing up but married a cat lover. For our 16th wedding anniversary, I gave her a Burmese kitten and promised to be a cat lover for the rest of my life. Since then, we have had many wonderful cats who have enriched our lives greatly. I don’t hate dogs at all but have to admit that I am now a die-hard cat lover. We are looking at getting another kitten soon and I am going to follow your lead and name him or her after a Lakers player. I will leave it to the blog to figure out whom. Just a reminder, despite my campaigns for AB, my favorite current Laker continues to be the greatest player in the world. God, it’s great not to talk about Lamar. For cat’s sake.

Tom

Laker Tom,

This one's for you.

http://tinyurl.com/l6g2mm

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

puddle,

http://tinyurl.com/296mrp

http://tinyurl.com/nntaee

The parasite/cat controlling its owner connection.

As you'll see from the first article, cats have a parasite that makes humans more neurotic and prone to guilt.

As you'll read from the second article, cats LEARN to emit a cry that sounds like a child in distress, thus eliciting a feeling of GUILT in order to manipulate human behavior for their own selfish (and I would add NEFARIOUS) ways. This strategy is clearly made more effective by the presence of a neurologically effecting parasite in their owners' brains, which makes them more likely to feel guilt and more sensitive to that feeling.

The scientists have spoken. I'm just connecting the dots.

Cats are actively using parasites to take over the world. One infected cat owner at a time.

I don't make the news. I just report it.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

phred,

"jon K, et al- do you guys think god can create a rock so big that he can't lift it?"

Three answers:

1. Yes. God could create a rock so big that he could not lift it with one hand, but could lift it with the other hand or with both hands.

2. Yes. God could create a rock so big that he could lift it sometimes, but other times could not.

3. Yes. It is well within the realm of omnipotence to limit the expression of omnipotence. Omnipotence does not mean chaos in the form of all manifestation of all potential phenenon at any given moment. Omnipotence allows for limited expression as well as limitless potential of expressed action/creation for limitation is another degree of expression and thus is capably expressed by an omnipotent being such as God.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

LAKER TRUTH,

Interesting comments about Magic. While I am a die-hard Lakers fan, I never really had a favorite NBA team but I loved Wilt Chamberlain, whom I thought was not respected for the great athlete and player he was. When I started rooting for Wilt, he was with the SF Warriors while I lived in LA. When Wilt was traded to Philly, I became a 76ers fan. And when he finally came to the Lakers in 1970, I finally became a Lakers fan although I had been listening to Chick for years and loved Jerry and Elgin and hated the Celtics. Of course, when Wilt retired, I remained a Lakers fan and have been one ever since. Even though Kobe is my favorite current Laker, I would still be a Lakers fan if he had left.

So I do understand the fans who favor the man before the team. Once you start rooting and caring for the team, however, I don’t think you can easily switch. What would happen for me would be to transfer my personal favoritism to Andrew, which would in turn probably cause my antagonists to go berserk. I mean, imagine my posts if Drew were my Favorite Laker. LOL. At any rate, I love this Lakers team (including Lamar) more than any of the other 9 championship teams. How could anyone not is the question.

-------

Taliq,

Would you really switch and become a Bulls fan if Kobe was traded to the Bulls? What happens when Kobe retires? Will you still remain a Lakers fan? Thanks.

Tom

So, in summary, I'd like to say that I think I've made it clear that cats are aliens who are obviously intent upon taking over the world through global infection of parasites so that humanity will ultimately be their slaves, clean up their feces and feed them fish dinners every night.

Citizens of Earth, be forewarned!

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

>>Nah the sheriff is dead ... pig shot him and lakalova is >>still feasting on the remains ...
>>speaking of d vulture lakalova ... u said u'd like to hear >>why u're biased and i'll be honest ... the more i read >>your posts, the less interested i am in responding to >>your self righteous stance ... or maybe that's not it ... >>maybe it's an age old argument ... team sport, great ... >>but when one dude works 5 times as hard as the next >>guy and you want to crucify folks for saying he >>deserves more of the accolade then you're obviously >>not being fair to the effort he puts into his craft ... left >>to the likes of u concepts like mvp wouldn't exists ... >>sports would be boring ... again i feel silly for even >>having to defend this stance ... kobe was celebrated >>as a finals mvp within a team concept ... best player >>on the best team ... i don't think individual recognition >>should be mutually exclusive of team recognition ... >>same way if u're the weakest member on your team at >>work, u still get a pat on the back when you guys >>complete a project but the guy in the next cubicle that >>pulls the late nights gets the promotion or the guy that >>had the savvy to reel in a big client gets the big >>bonus ... but hey i guess i am what's wrong with pro >>sports cuz if u say so then it must be so right? ... and >>in my humble opinion, rooting for the lakers just before >>shaq/kobe won their first championship up until >>now ... a period that spans a decade ... does not >>constitute jumping from team to team ... and the team i >>left for the lakers ... the bulls ... is my 2nd fav team in >>the league ... but yup, i'm guilty of being some type of >>nba prostitute in your eyes ... cuz if u say so, it must >>be so
>>Seriously though ... I concede ... u win on all points ... >>cuz again your arguments are so weak it doesn't take >>that much effort to dance circles around u ... i'd rather >>admit defeat than have to step into the ring with u >>again ... and oh this would be one of 'em pompous >>posts that pig referred to ... but like one of those hip->>hop 'twang' concepts that nauseates u goes ... 'yeah >>'m conceited, but i got a reason'


So, you’re making self-righteous accusations now? Get the shovel!

You talk of “crucifying” someone for stating that player X deserves more recognition than player Y. It ain’t bout dat dawg! Iz gonna lay it for ya real simple, yo…

Again. Really?? Really?? Kobe was the better player and accomplished more to the championship cause? Are you truly arguing on behalf of Kobe? We’re all in trouble! Taliq blew the whistle on Kobe! He says that he’s the best in the game and the Lakers wouldn’t have won without him! Alert the president!

Dance circles? Kinda fruity if you ask me. I’d prefer cross-over spin moves. But, then again you’d probably step on the ball and fall flat on your face….again.


Go Lakers!!!

puddle,

"My wife (a former cat hater) and I own a kitten that is the friendliest, sweetest kitten you'd meet... although that may because her guilt-inducing parasites have overtaken [her] brain."

Right. There was a time before your wife was infected when she saw cats for what they are: Evil, alien, emotionally aloof control freaks.

And then there was the time AFTER the infection in which your wife suddenly saw these evil, alien, emotionally aloof control freaks as cute, adorable little creatures whom you should serve.

There you go.

The parasite. It does work wonders.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

LOL at the brewing cats versus dogs stuff.

Yay Rover, lol!

Taliq,

Also, you're attempts to disregard me (obviously impossible based on how many times you've typed my handle thus far) as well as your supposed self-deprecation quips only expose your shortcomings. But I digress.


Go Lakers!!

 
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