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If Derrick Rose drops 50 on the Lakers this year, do you blame Kobe Bryant?

I doubt 24 gave away too many secrets. Or at the very least, not without the purchase of some ankle insurance.

BK

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Just caught up on the podcasts...nice job.

Did you really ask Derrick Fisher if he likes poo jokes? Did that really just happen?

Kiwi-

At some point, someone had to, right? :)

BK

If Derrick Rose puts 50 on Kobe Bryant himself (if Kobe was defending him 90% of the time) then that's all Kobe there. Otherwise the blame goes to Derrick Rose himself. That dude has one big bright future ahead of him. I think he could be better than Chris Paul he's much more athletic than Dwyane Wade is potentially.


"Throw in the *handcheck* rules and not only Fish but almost any quard in the league has trouble with quick, penetrating guards. It becomes all about help defense. And the Lakers help defense last year was not too sharp. Bynum was at half speed, and did not take away the middle, and while Kobe and Trevor are good defenders, they also gamble and cheat on defense and are not always the most reliable help guys."


Right on point Tom Daniels. Right on point Tom. Though I disagree with Bynum at half speed. Bynum was playing full speed but again his help defense aside from shot blocking was at best average. He did a good job when it came to Lebron but against other players with dribble penetration? There's a reason why Gasol got tons more minutes at center other than him being a better offensive threat.


""AB has never “dominated” the boards, not like LO has. He should never be #2 as long as Pau is around, or at least not anytime soon. If you are going to throw it down low, Pau is more efficient, he can make the right play."

I agree with this assessment. Pau's game is more mature than Drew's at this point. I would surely love for AB to take his game up a notch but not at the point of sacrificing Pau's production. I am hoping that the 2 of them can learn to play off each other."


Agree and excellent point by both posters. There's a reason why the twin towers hasn't work and Bynum's insistence as a scoring rather defensive option is part of the problem.


Hey Hobbitmage how is Houston? Having more wet dreams of Ariza being an All-Star? Keep on dreaming its within your right then when you come back from fantasy land you can dream having Vuja-choke actually being a good NBA player LOL.

nope, i dont care if he drpops 60 on us because we are still going to win !!!! Go LAkers

Back off, Kiwi!!

They ask the questions everyone else is afraid to ask!!

So I'm trying to get Laker tickets here at the Rose Garden in Oregon and unfortunately but not surprisingly these tickets are the most difficult and most expensive to get. It's probably a mix of Laker fans and haters but more likely haters now.

Damn! not october yet
I can't wait any longer

GO LAKERS!!!

never,

Oregon haters may be the worst Laker haters in the nation.

They're just nuts.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Kobe Bryant called Hakeem Olajuwon, and Mark Berman of MyFoxHouston reports on the tutorial that followed: "'He gave me the biggest compliment,' Olajuwon said. '(He said) You are the best (at the) mid-post and post move. He wanted me to show my moves to him.' Olajuwon said his style of play in the paint is really suited for a guy like Bryant. 'In my mind most of my moves for a guy (with) that agility can use it better than the big guy. Because my moves are not really for the big guy. It's for the guards and small forwards. So he would benefit most on the post because of his agility. It was so much fun because how he picks it up. I worked with him for two hours, step by step.' Olajuwon expects Bryant to be even better than he was last season when he led the Lakers to the NBA Championship. 'Adding those moves to his game, watch out for him this year,' Olajuwon said."

Oooh....a black-mamba-dreamshake.......the league better watch out!!!.... much respect for the master (kobe) to seek more knowledge from a fellow master (dream).... no one in the NBA elite does this.... the journey to all-time greatness continues....

Blitz,
"you can dream having Vuja-choke actually being a good NBA player LOL"

Didn't you hear about the haircut? Sasha's going to rediscover his game. We hope.

XYZ,
You rock for posting the hakeem/kobe. The former's from Nigeria same as me and as for the latter "we are not worthy" lol.

Sageboy,

Sasha has to improve this year or else he'll be packaged by February. I wish he could bring back the Vujacic we knew in '08. Well, Derrick Rose can put as many points he can garner, Kobe may settle for 20 what happens to the other Lakers on the floor, Pau, Drew, Ron, LO, Fish, Shannon etc. just those six players alone could total a score to 100. That's the beauty of the Lakers this year, PJ can operate on several combination of big or small, fast ball or slow triangle and during garbage minutes, the bigs and bench are excited to play because that is the only time they can show what they've got. lol Therefore, it is a season where you are asked to produce or else sit for a long, long time.

http://tinyurl.com/yckmpks
"James was a no-show, but Cavaliers teammates Mo Williams and Anderson Varejao hung out and partied with O'Neal, who hasn't settled on a nickname yet in Cleveland."

Lebron pulls a no-show @ Shaq's party ... prelude to significant drama in cleveland this year?

BK,

Who will replace Rambis as the Lakers assistant coach? If not decided, I like to lobby for Cap or Coop. WNBA is already over for the Sparks.

The House of Banner Holder is still sick as a dog...but I'm ready for this season to pop off!

WHERE IS MAMBA 24???

Derrick Rose droppin 50 on Kobe is IRRELEVANT. Do the baby bulls win the game against the Lakers is the only question. Lakernation is soo far beyond scoring contests, three-point shoot outs and best dunk sportscenter highlights. The Cavs can bother themselves with that uncessary madness. The Lakers are about winning a Championship period. Anything else is meaningless talk. Kobe for MVP is not a concern anylonger. Bynum as an all-star, Artest as an all-star... all that talk is potentially destructive to the concept of winning a championship. If Bynum, Artest or anybody else disrupts the chemistry by trying to put up 20 shots a night to make themselves look good- then the Lakers are in trouble. These aren't our goals and neither is any thought of Derrick, Lebron, or anybody else individually doin squat. It's a team game. Chemistry, execution, and focus are our concerns and the Lakers better understand this cuz everybody including the Bobcats will be gunning for them.

Also to my dawg Lakertom who never backs down from jack, my bad on the comment where I assumed you never played ball before- it was unnecessary. I agree to disagree on everything else but we both bleed purple and gold so lets just call a spade a spade. I wish the preseason would start dude, I think we are all a little anxious in here. Sometimes I think the Laker games are my medication and truthfully, I need a double dose right about now.

I don't think this post ever went through - if it did sorry for the repost.

For all nitwit Celtic fans here is a breakdown by decade for your squad versus THE team of the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers!

1999-00 to 2008-09: Lakers:4 NBA Titles, 2 Finals Losses, 2 first round exits, 1 semis los, 1 DNQ.Celtics: 1 NBA Title, 1 ECF loss, 2 semis losses, 2 first round exits, 4 DNQ’s. Edge Lakers!

90’s not much to be proud of for either squad….Lakers: 1 Finals loss, 1 WCF loss, 4 semis losses, 3 first round exits, 1 DNQ. Celtics: 0 Finals appearances, 2 semis losses, 3 first round exits, 5 DNQ’sAgain, edge Lakers! Ouch! 5 DNQ's!

80’s: Lakers: 5 NBA Titles, 3 Finals losses, 1 WCF loss, 1 first round exit. Boston: 3 NBA Titles, 2 Finals Losses, 1 ECF loss, 2 semis losses, 2 first round exits. Not bad, but once again ADVANTAGE LAKERS! My favorite era of basketball personally.

70’s: Boston: 2 NBA Titles, 3 ECF losses,1 semis loss, 4 DNQ Lakers: 1 NBA Title, 2 Finals losses, 2 WCF losses, 2 semis losses, 1 first round exit, 2 DNQ. Edge Celtics, though I argue they are not that dominant with twice as many DNQ’s!

60’s: No argument the Celtics were the dominant team and consistently wiped the Lakers out. Lakers 6 Finals losses, 4 Western Division losses. Lakers suck in the 60’s by comparison to the Celtics, I admit it. Celtics: 9 Titles, 1 ECF loss. The greatest dominance in pro sports – albeit in a limited league without much competition, but they beat all comers and for that they are considered a great franchise.

In the 1950's and before, the Minneapolis Lakers won more Titles than the Celtics but I don’t want to compare those because I know you will say they shouldn’t count. So in 5 decades the Lakers have been the dominant team for the past three decades and the Celtics were better than the Lakers in two decades. So by any objective analysis – objectivity and intelligence being foreign to Celtic fans – the Lakers have been the more relevant, dominant franchise the past thirty years. Look Boston WAS great - key being WAS great. They haven't been that good for a long long time. Yale and Harvard used to whoop tails in football in the beginning but does anyone compare those to USC, Texas, Florida and anyother more recent football powerhouse? No. Boston was great but now only occasionally put up good to great teams. The Lakers do it year and year out for over 30 years.

Peace
Eagleboy

Hi KB Blitz,

you wrote: Hey Hobbitmage how is Houston? Having more wet dreams of Ariza being an All-Star? Keep on dreaming its within your right then when you come back from fantasy land you can dream having Vuja-choke actually being a good NBA player LOL.

my response: Are you still living in yesterday when MJ is the greatest player
in the NBA? FYI, he's no longer playing, despite the gatorade commericals
and all of the articles which try to make/keep him relevant. I ask about
yesterday, because I've written nothing about Ariza recently. You bring
up Trevor because:

1. You miss our summer long conversations?
2. I've written nothing controversial in a long time, and so you feel you must
try and find a way to throw crap?
3. You're pissed because you didn't get to go to the E! wedding and worship
at the altar of Lamar, so you drag up the past?
4. You're jealous of the spotlight that LakerTom is in, and you're determined
to take it back?

I keep writing that you should take an english class. It would help your
english comprehension. I guess this is rather silly of me. I mean, if you
could actually read (what other people wrote), you wouldn't write half the
crap that you actually do.

Shouldn't you be partying with LakerTom? I'm certain you both can spend
hours a day drooling over Lamar at the 1:3 position. Heck, you both can
take the 3 second clip by Phil and build a multi-verse where MJ is the creator
and Lamar is his immaculate offspring.

So. Now that we've traded a few barbs ... Shouldn't we get back to talking
about the 2009-2010 Lakers instead of dredging up muck and ruining the
blog for others?

A la vache! J'ai ecri en anglais. Tu ne peux pas lire anglais. J'ai oublie!
Peux-etre tu peux trouver quelqun lire a toi. Imbecile!

xyz,

"much respect for the master (kobe) to seek more knowledge from a fellow master (dream).... no one in the NBA elite does this...."

Agreed.

Much has been said of Kobe's ego, but the truth is that Kobe's desire to win and be the best is stronger than Kobe's ego, as he is willing to humble himself before other Great players to learn from them, so that he may improve as a player.

I've never read of another player working so hard to evolve his game by absorbing the skills and creative innovations of other players. Most players just want to go out and "play their game". Kobe seems compelled by the desire to improve his game.

When have you ever heard of Michael Jordan going to other Great players and requesting their aid to improve his player? I can't recall that. Nor can I recall Shaq reaching out to anyone but Bill Russell, and not to improve his skills, but improve his sense of leadership.

Good job, Kobe. Keep it up.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

I have to say, that Ankle Insurance video never gets old. I think it's funnier than the puppets and those were pretty funny.


D. Rose will be a major mover and shaker in this league for some time, barring injury. He has the total package and is a nice sized guard to boot. I have no doubt we will see a statistical improvement probably across the board. I can only hope he someday becomes a Laker.


GO LAKERS!!!!!


Jayden,


>>> Also to my dawg Lakertom who never backs down from jack, my bad on the comment where
>>> I assumed you never played ball before- it was unnecessary. I agree to disagree on everything
>>> else but we both bleed purple and gold so lets just call a spade a spade. I wish the preseason
>>> would start dude, I think we are all a little anxious in here. Sometimes I think the Laker games
>>> are my medication and truthfully, I need a double dose right about now.


No problem, Jayden. It’s just the Lakers passion overflowing from all of us. But damn, I think we have somehow stretched that 2009 championship Lakerholic’s patch as far as it will go. Thank God tomorrow is media day and Wednesday camp opens. Time to get real and stop masturbating.


By the way, I agree 100% with your team comments. No ball hogging. Hit the open man. Crash the boards and grab a rebound if you want more shots. This team can redefine GREATNESS in the NBA.


Tom

"I ask about yesterday, because I've written nothing about Ariza recently."

No I just had to do that because:

1) You've been barbing against Laker Tom. Now you can disagree with him all you wants but you should have known about his opinions. Like your continues posts about his ideas trying to prove him wrong. I mean do you have something else to do than to bring down Lamar? Or you still in your fanatical crusade that LO is a screw up who was greedy over the summer (and if that is then call Trevor a greedy punk while you are at it).

2) You and your "develop the weak" players (ie Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic). You seemingly have this wet dream that any player whose name isn't LO on the current Lakers can be a good player. Josh Powell as Horace Grant without the defense? Now that was funny then. Get it in your head that not every NBA player is a quality player no matter how much they "work on their game". Sasha hasn't worked on his game despite what he says and Jordan well he wants to start when he hasn't even proved to play consistently? Dream on. Sasha all he can do is shoot inconsistently nowhere a good playmaker/passer and an terrible taking the ball into the basket up close. He Mr. Choke-a-lot.

3) I really like Trevor I do. The reason I brought him up in the last jab was that one *really* funny line where you wished we could have kept him to be developed into an All-Star. You really have such eternal fantasies and you take jabs at anyone who supports Lamar like Laker Tom does?


So yea lets stop trading barbs I agree and because he was a major contributor to the title Ariza deserves to be cheered rather than jeered when he returns to Staples Center. Then you'll see how good his "defense" really was and also find out that "developing the weak players" when you should have been developing the "good players" is not exactly the way to go. Heck that's what the Lakers thought when they signed Ron Artest who is a much better defender than Ariza is (and he'll find out life without a Kobe Bryant is like).


Oh and keep up with the Lamar insults and keep telling people about how they have "wet dreams about LO" just because they appreciate LO's value to the Lakers. Shows great maturity no, those lines that you love to spewer out?

Segeboy (fna Taliq) said:

"Blitz,
"you can dream having Vuja-choke actually being a good NBA player LOL"

Didn't you hear about the haircut? Sasha's going to rediscover his game. We hope.
Posted by: Segeboy Formerly Known As Taliq | September 28, 2009 at 11:39 AM"

Hair is irrelevant in talking about ShiShi as Kobe most accurately calls him. He rarely ever had a good "game", I would describe it as having a good "period" when he excelled. But am I alluding to "period" as in a woman's menstrual cycle. Which is supposed to come 13 times a year. Yes, I am being harsh on sasha because he spent way too much time on his hair, which resides on the top of his head, which should have been 110% focused on the game.

Wild thought for replacement for Rambis.....I don't think he could stay focused long enough, and would probably have too many games off for whatever he does.....but hey let's bring back Dennis Rodman and put him in a suit, and sit on the bench, he was a pretty decent defender of guards to centeers, including Shaq. He was already pretty buff when he had to guard Shaq, but I laugh when I think, well if Trevor were around, just put him on Shaq....you know that fruit roll, that's just like flavor flattened out...that would be the result.

You want to have Rose drop 50!!!, I don't need to explain why.

Kobe continues to improve his game, work on his skill set, balance his movement on the court, and cement his legacy as the best player to have ever played the game.

You can disagree with LakerTom all you want, but you can't argue with this logic: "This team can redefine GREATNESS in the NBA." That's the truth, plain and simple. If this team can utilize all of its pieces effectively, this season could be one of the best shows in NBA history.

I. Can. Not. Wait.

Go Lake Show!

Do not be over confident Lakernation. This will be a great season but the road to NBA FInals is full of NBA elites.


Garnett, Wallace, Perkins, Pierce, Allen, Rondo = SIX

Kobe, Gasol, Odom, Arest, Bynum = FIVE

Duncan, Manu, Parker, Jefferson, McDyess = FIVE

Lebron, Shaq, Z, Mo, Varegao, West = SIX


Um...something is wrong here. We are entering training camp coming off a high-spirited summer of celebrating our 15th NBA Championship and dudes on Lakers Blog are BEEFING?

SQUASH IT! A house divided will not stand.

BuggleBoy,

I just read your post and I have just one question ... Are you really that stupid? You really think that the Celtics winning 9 titles in the 60s to the Lakers 0 is equal to neither winning one in the 90s but you give the edge to the Lakers. You are telling me its even one decade to one? That is perhaps the stupidest thing Ive ever read on this blog. LOL ... Not even Banner Folder can agree with you. (Although he probably does)

K.I.S.S.

Celtics 17 - Lakers 15 ... Total Championships
Celtics 9 - Lakers 2 ... Head to Head in Finals

KB Blitz,

You're kind of negative, bro, right before one of the greatest pre-seasons for optimism in memory. I don't get it.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

I have been sitting on the sidelines for over a year now, as a "reader-only" to this blog (hack-hack). But I just can't settle any longer for such a position. I am joining the community of my fellow Laker-lovers. You have inspired me (enough said...).

My first Laker memory was when I was 9 years old and got my heart broken by the Celtics in the '69 Finals. Except for a few games in the mid to late '70's (when the logo took his organizational sabbatical), I have listened to (on radio), watched (on tv) or both (national tv... radio turned up for Chicky-baby)just about every Laker game possible.


The K-Bros have seduced me. LakerTom, Jon and the rest of you hacks have lured me in. All in. Looking forward to the fray.

Never- Have you been to Laker games at the Rose Garden before? There is actually a pretty sizeable contingent of Laker fans in P Town. Not enough to sell out by themselves, but add that to enough Blazer fans who like to see them play good teams it makes sense. That, and I think we’re something like 1-9 in our last ten games there. They just care more than we do.

LakerTom- Too much time to yourself these days? Gotta stop with those references, or you’ll go blind. Unless of course you were going to apply as a scab ref. Then that might help, I suppose.

Is anybody on this here blog interested on doing an (unofficial) Lakers Blog fantasy league? I’m signing up for my usual number on Yahoo and I can create one for y’all to join if anybody is interested. Probably would need like seven or so to make it worth the while. And yes, L-T, I’m already penciling you in for a team. I’ll try to send you the league info via K Bros email, if that’s the right way to do it?

K Bros, what would be the recommended way of inviting people to a fantasy league without including the riff raff?

A la vache! J'ai ecri en anglais. Tu ne peux pas lire anglais. J'ai oublie!
Peux-etre tu peux trouver quelqun lire a toi. Imbecile!

Posted by: hobbitmage

hobbit - ca c'est tres froid, tres froid!

Segeboy/Taliq,

"James was a no-show, but Cavaliers teammates Mo Williams and Anderson Varejao hung out and partied with O'Neal, who hasn't settled on a nickname yet in Cleveland."

{Lakers Secret Agent Jon K. Reporting From DEEP Behind Enemy Lines In The Sullen Gray Wastes Of Northeast Ohio}

Brother, the day before yesterday I ran into this LeBroniac who used to play on LeBron's high school team. The same guy who literally tried to start a fist fight with me last on three occasions because I said that I believed Kobe Bryant was a better overall player than LeBron James.

I hadn't seen this guy for some time and when he recognized me he actually congratulated me on the Lakers' victory, but his usually braggatio mood was fairly muted. I asked him about Shaq and he said flatly, "It's a big risk."

Then his drunken friend (who I did not know) blurted out, "LeBron's going to the Nets!" I looked over at LeBroniac-Whom-I-Know and he nodded solemnly.

"What are you talking about?" I asked incredulously.

"That Russian billionaire bought the Nets. Yeah."

"What do you mean?"

"The Chinese own a 49% stake in the Cavs and the idea was that all Cavs games were going to be broadcast in China, so that LeBron could be expanded as a brand there and we all know how China's blowing up. But this Russian guy, he's got media contacts ALL OVER THE WORLD, and he wants to broadcast Nets games EVERYWHERE. Not just China. Everywhere. Yeah... and, you know, Jay-Z's his best friend and he's a minority owner in the Nets, and LeBron was in New York last week on television and all and his possee was there wearing New York shirts. AND this Russian guy, he loves to wine and dine his players and take them on vacations and stuff like that. This is the kind of thing LeBron loves. He just eats that stuff up, so, yeah... it doesn't look good. We think he's going to sign with the Nets."

So, that's my insider scoop from a guy who knows LeBron personally.

In addition, we had a long conversation about Shaq's addition to the Cavs. [Now keep in mind, this guy is a lunatic LeBroniac fan. This is a guy who was telling me that last year's Cavs was "the best team ever" in the NBA. Okay?] He was not enthusiastic. He described it as a "big risk/big reward" scenario, but he wasn't confident that Shaq and LeBron could both contain their egos on this team. He saw the consequence of an ego-clash as "disasterous."

Well, I'll take things one step further (as I often do): LeBron doesn't want the inclusion of Shaq to work out.

LeBron's CONSPICUOUS absence at Shaq's welcoming party screams volumes.

1. LeBron is not willing to share the main stage with another mega-star.

2. If the Cavs have a breakdown this season, it give LeBron every reason to leave. If the Cavs "win it all", LeBron can't leave. It would be a public relations nightmare if he did. If that Cavs lose, then LeBron can use the "I'm a Champion. I need to go somewhere where I can win a Championship" thing for public relations.

3. LeBron wants to win, but what he cares about MOST is money, exposure and ego. The Nets and this Russian billionaire (who is something of playboy from what I've read) best offers that to LeBron. So, he's willing to compromise this season to support his long-term goals.

You heard it here first.

{Lakers Secret Agent Jon K. Signing Off}

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

Hello CRUE!

HELL YES we blame Kobe if Rose drops 50 on him!!! According to that Olajuwan interview, Hakeem also said that he would NEVER share his moves if he was still playing because "you NEVER give away your secrets". So - YES it's Kobe's fault if Rose goes all Mamba on him.

Addendum to previous comment:


Of course, that's assuming that Rose really does have the intellect, drive, determination, passion, work ethic and talent to take what Kobe teaches him and actually put it into practice.... That may be asking a lot.... Then again...


Am I out here by myself where the buses don't run on this one?

If Derrick Rose dropped 50 on the Lakers tomorrow, I'd be okay with it because it'd mean the season has FINALLY started. (But if it's not tomorrow, then it's not okay). Last year I was glued to the screen with rapt attention for the first preseason game ... maybe it actually deserves a party this year. Hopefully most of the team has used the summer wisely.

Sorry if this has already been posted and I missed it ... but Ron-Ron made a guest appearance on TMZ the other night (not in the way that celebrities usually show up on TMZ)

http://tiny.cc/C8dAf

Hobbitimage

Did you mean to write "J'ai écris" rather than "J'ai écri"? And what the heck does a cow have to do with anything? Perhaps you meant "ah la vache", which I believe means something like "holy cow"? If we can't get along, at least let's all not get along using the same language.

KB Blitz,

you wrote: 1) You've been barbing against Laker Tom. Now you can disagree with him all you wants but you should have known about his opinions. Like your continues posts about his ideas trying to prove him wrong. I mean do you have something else to do than to bring down Lamar? Or you still in your fanatical crusade that LO is a screw up who was greedy over the summer (and if that is then call Trevor a greedy punk while you are at it).

my response:

re: barbing against LakerTom. From what I have read, LakerTom is a big boy
and doesn't need your help in protecting his honor. *I* actually think
highly of him and his basketball knowledge. That is why I asked him
questions versus trying to prove him wrong.

I keep telling you to take a reading class and you obviously
haven't. If you had bothered to have your wife read my posts to you
( obviously you can't read) ...
You would have noticed that I asked LakerTom questions about his position.
[ Have your wife read the full conversation versus my last post to him. ]
Furthermore, you would have read that I acknowledge that Lamar is the 2nd
best SF we have behind Artest.

I asked about specific X,O questions. i.e. What position is Lamar supposed
to play in the TALL lineup? He didn't answer me, but he did answer someone
else. PG on offense and SF on defense.

I asked specific attribute questions, to which he responded. Ball Handling,
passing, outside shooting etc.

I asked about specific matchups from both a player and a team perspective
& he didn't have any. I believe his comment was: I'm not interested in
going through the mental masturbation of coming up with the specifics.
[ paraphrase ]

His opinion is that a Tall lineup is a good thing. He hasn't done the details to
support his opinion. [ subbing Lamar in for Derek Fisher ]
Actually, this is unlike you. While I disagreed with your
opinion about Lamar, last year, you actually gave some factual information
to support your stance and I came to appreciate Lamar more. I believe that
if you go back and look at what I wrote about Lamar this year .... Sorry.
If you have your wife read what I wrote, she'll tell you that I've said nothing
defamatory about Lamar and I was looking for information.

May I suggest that since you obviously have a reading problem, you contact
your wife and have her read to you. It will give you quality time with her &
your posts will be more logical, on point, correct .... pick a synonym. Sorry.
Is that word to large for you?

Ack! Yo escribe en ingles. No puedes leer ingles. Tu no compraste nada.
Lo siento. Hay una persona que puede ayudar KB Blitz con leer ingles?
El tiene un problema con la lengua ingles y leer. Necesito la direccion de
la esposa de KB Blitz. Yo puedo enviar las mensajes a ella en cambio.
Espero que ella se guste Los Lakers.

Go Lakers!

Staples 24 -

Are you kidding me???? Your definition of ELITE really needs a serious overhaul. Kobe is the ONLY elite player on that list.

The rest of your list consists of a few really good players and a whole bunch of scrubs.

You need a dictionary or something.

justanothermambafan,

Colder than a grave digger's wallet.

Giantsquid,

Typo on the s for ecri and the h for Ah. When letters are silent it's easy
to forget them. Besides, you never know if AK/BK are going to catch
profanity in a different language. I would prefer to get along and I'm
really trying. KB Blitz is just still sore because Ariza did well last year and
I predicted it. How could anyone know more than him?
Why would we want to keep this all in the same language? The Lakers
are a multi-national team. Pity I don't speak an asian language. I'll have
to fix that...


On a completely different note, does anyone know what season we're in
for "Frisky Dingo"? I just saw the last episode and KillFace's mother
showed up. Do you think Artest watches "Frisky Dingo & Robot Chicken"?

Now I'm going to pour myself a glass of absynthe and watch the Lakers
beat the Celtics.

Go Lakers!

"You're kind of negative, bro, right before one of the greatest pre-seasons for optimism in memory. I don't get it."


Jon if I was talking about Sun Yue the same way i was talking about Jordan and Sasha would you be saying I'm negative then?


Sometimes its ok to be a bit more realistic I mean would you have thought good thoughts with Smush Parker and Brian Cook on the team still?


It's more than ok to be excited but not everyone has to believe the hype.

Staples 24, you are right, we should not be overconfident.

"Do not be over confident Lakernation. This will be a great season but the road to NBA FInals is full of NBA elites.


Garnett, Wallace, Perkins, Pierce, Allen, Rondo = SIX

Kobe, Gasol, Odom, Arest, Bynum = FIVE

Duncan, Manu, Parker, Jefferson, McDyess = FIVE

Lebron, Shaq, Z, Mo, Varegao, West = SIX


Posted by: Staples 24 | September 28, 2009 at 02:37 PM"

I comeback with the versatility and the triangle, Kobe can play 3 positions and would probably ask for 4 if need be, LO-4 positions, Pau-2.5 positions, he did play R. Lewis in last years finals, Artest-4 positions, Bynum 2.....this can create matchup Hell & mixed with the triangle which finally epiphanized upon some last year, can create the advantage. Our bench was weak last year, it won't be 2 years in a row, I hope. I can also look at the list of the other teams and subtract one of those players from each team because of either injury, mileage, or just not able to get to the level that the Lakers can hopefully maintain.

131-92, you know what, it's not 1962 anymore....let's talk now....and I will say that if all teams play at their highest levels, and are coached well thru the season and playoffs (advantage Lakers)....I close my arguement, your honor.

let the Russian with the wallet come in, it'll keep Stern on his toes, "I'll need to triple my security force".....

Blitz,
Could you clarify what you were heading toward when mentioning Sun, Sasha & Farmar back to Jon. Me being the biggest fan of a player who never got a look. I heard his shooting was on par with Sasha's practice shooting, and at this point, I'm still intrigued about what he could have developed into. I know the group came to the conclusion he's bust, but man, we had to watch Sasha and Jordan struggle for years to get on the court, and these babies can't even put their egos behind for the good of the team. If it was a problem keeping up in practice, well how many players except the 2 dropped from Heaven , Pau and Shannon, I think he should have been given an opportunity to fight for the position that people have already endowed to Morrison, and if it didn't work out, trade or early cut .Morrison ran horrible last year, how is he this year? I pushed for more looks at Sun because of versatility.

Oh, and by the way, Oregon doesn't just hate the Lakers, the hate California....I went to college in Oregon, and all I ever heard was "Don't Californicate Oregon"...I would just say...."you should wish you were so lucky".......It is nice there, plan on going back in November to the coast. But would not want to live there or in Washington.

hey KBros, how about a 72-win Bulls vs. 2009-10 Lakers debate?

Staples 24
Elites? What are you talking about? You obviously don't follow the NBA to well.

Garnett ok but old and injured, Wallace just old, Perkins you're kidding me STFU, Pierce yes, Allen sometimes, Rondo real good but not elite = 2.35

Kobe yes, Gasol yes, Odom real good, Artest defensively, Bynum let's hope = 4.55

Duncan yes, Manu yes, Parker yes, Jefferson real good not elite, McDyess come on = 3.45

Lebron yes, Shaq good but old, Z just old, Mo -you kidding me again, Varejao you’re kidding me again, West what a joke = 1.75

Hobbit one last time.

"While I disagreed with your opinion about Lamar, last year, you actually gave some factual information to support your stance and I came to appreciate Lamar more."


If you appreciated LO more you wouldn't be saying stuff like "lamar worship". It's fine to disagree with me and LT but you have gone insulting over Lamar Odom. But instead you still go to call out Lamar as "greedy" over the summer when almost every free agent wanted more money. Was David Lee and Nate Robinson greedy for not signing with New York? What about Trevor as much as it was sad to see him go he did want around 7 million which he did not get in the end? Then all those posts about how we are fine with LO when Kobe wanted him to return and he was pursued by Dwyane Wade? Then Laker Tom suggested using a tall lineup with LO as a PG (because technicalyl Kobe becomes PG and Artest as SG). And you accuse me of not reading? Why don't you try all those times I kept trying to explain that it was LO at SF when people suggested it and you went out of your way to discredit it? We are different people Hobbitmage and we have different meanings for things. I guess though that you are Mr. right all the time huh (no you did not say it but you act like it all time).


And yes I was glad Ariza proved me wrong but what about your predictions? Where was Sasha and his "intense defense". Where was Jordan Famar and his point about trying to sacrifice his game for the good of the team when it has been repeatedly reported the Lakers aren't happy with his individual play? How about those insistence he's the PG of the future when it seems more and more that Shannon Brown is the PG? Also while you are at it you never did answer my question of how to split up minutes amongst Jordan/Sasha/Shannon. How much time do you give each of them in order to develop? What is their role in when it comes to that? Will SB be more the ball handler or spot up shooter? What about Sasha will he be a playmaker? Spot up shooter? Or try to run around screens to get an open shot? And what is the right combination to make that the best possible outcome and who will take majority of shots? Is it really possible to force Kobe to have an average of less than 30 min because the play of the bench or do they really need minutes to really contribute i.e. Jordan Farmar Game 3 of the Houston series where he scored 12 points and 7 assists. And what happens when their play turns bad do we sent the starters back in completely or send them partially? Or do we let it sink just to let home court advantage away just for the sake of developing for the future?

Vi lamentate non riesco a leggere? Parlo anche altre lingue!


Again lets stop this nonsense. Try to talk something other LO. I'm beginning to wonder if LO is inside your head more than it is than the rest of us Hobbitmage. I'll stop for now. For everyone's sake. I suggest you do the same.

phred,


>>> LakerTom- Too much time to yourself these days? Gotta stop with those references, or you’ll
>>> go blind. Unless of course you were going to apply as a scab ref. Then that might help, I suppose.


LOL. At my age, phred. You start to consider that going blind might not be the “worst” alternative. And actually, I refereed for over 10 years in various rec leagues and got high ratings and was very well liked by the players. Basically, I called games the way that I liked to see them called when I played, meaning that the team I favored got every call and was a sure bet to win. LOL. Just kidding. Anyway, I let the games flow and wouldn’t call fouls that did not impact the play, especially and 1’s. After all, how much did that foul affect the shot since it went in? Just stop crying and play on. The key is just being consistent on what you call unless you need to rein in unnecessary roughness. It’s so simple.


>>> And yes, L-T, I’m already penciling you in for a team.


Sorry, Fred. What with actual Lakers games to watch and tape and blog about, I definitely won’t have any time to study players on other teams and mentally master.. oops, I mean, play mental games. After all, there is only so much time I can steal from work and Mrs. LakerTom. It has to be worth it to me and personally, fantasy sports isn’t. Probably a generational thing. But thank you anyway.


Tom


I'm not sure DR can even count to 50.

hobbitimage:
"Pity I don't speak an asian language. I'll have
to fix that...".......Mandarin Chinese, good luck.

I tried Vietnamese for a while, and it's more doable...keep in mind that Vietnamese writing uses letters such as our own, the only asian language I believe that does, but they use, I think an A letter twice, and I think there was one symbol or combo of letters, but counted as one...you have to watch the inflections (down tone, uptone). Personally I find it one of the most irritating languages to listen to. It's very nasal driven....
My vietnamese friend detests hearing Mandarin, she says it sounds like high pitched whining with a sing-song rhythm, such as Hawaiian pidgin' slang...
...ahhh to each his own...I'm studying French.

Humanonly,

Thanks for the tip on the languages.

KB Blitz,

I appreciate the fact that you speak 5 words of italian.
The fact remains that you can't read english. Do you
make the same mistakes in the other language(s) you try to speak?

You may have noticed that I use a format of: "You wrote, my response".
That means that I actually give the writers words back to him. It's
supposed to clarify communication, but it only works if both parties actually
read the text. Obviously you don't.

If you were quoting the conversation b/n me and LakerTom you saw nothing
remotely negative about Lamar. You did read the words "Lamar worship"
in the last post because: There were no specifics about the matchups nor
the teams that the matchups would be found on. Only praise for his multiple
facets. I specifically asked about when/how those facets would be
manifested and how we would be better than a more traditional lineup.
The specifics were not given.

I specifically asked the question about Lamar vs. fast pg's after Tom
Daniels brought out this point. That's actually how I know that LakerTom
favors Odom at SF on defense and Point-Forward on offense. If you have
your wife read the post, she can tell you that I never said it was a bad idea.

I just finished watching Lakers @ Boston in February (?). There were 2
clear plays in the 3rd quarter & 4th quarter where Lamar was guarding
Rondo. Rondo blew past Lamar. Oddly enough this matches points raised
by Tom Daniels and another blogger, whose name I forget and whom I hope
will not be offended at the omission.

FYI,

Lamar è un buon giocatore
E 'veloce di un uomo grande e grosso.
Egli non è veloce per un piccolo uomo.

Don't forget to have your wife read this to you.

re: Frisky Dingo. C'est tragique! There were only 2 seasons. Will I ever
know why KillFace is not wearing clothes? *sigh*

Has the season started yet?

I spent hours, this past weekend, playing with sticks and fake sharp pointy
things. 3 ft sword vs. 18" stick .... the sword wins. Cut to ribbons.
Don't do this on a sketchy surface. Traction is a must and you have none
in loose dirt/gravel.

How did these lumps get on my arms? Why do my knuckles hurt?
Oh. That was when the stick hit my hand instead of my head. I guess I made
the right call.

Teachable moments in escrima:

When the stick hits you in the head.
When the stick just misses the family jewels.
When you find the knife against your throat
& you're not sure how it got there ....

There are 3 or 4 major variations of shiho nage. Yang Tai Chi seems to only know
1. I prefer the variation where the shoulder separates like a 15 yr. old t-shirt.

The reward for sharing "The Love": Fred's steak & Zinfandel.

Which segweys back to the question of the day: Has the season started yet?

On your okoles. Grab the remote. Let's get it started!

Go Lakers!

yo Lakers fans, I've been thinking if we can collectively come up with a cool/accurate name our Lakers team this year (and eventually a dynasty I hope). We've got greatness in Kobe, defense in RonRon, efficiency in Pau, versatile in LO, potential in AB, explosiveness with Brown....etc. What would be a awesome name ???? hoping it would and could rival with ShowTime!

Hobbitimage,

I think something got lost in translation. Still, very funny.

Translation for a la vache! j'ai ecrit en anglais. tu ne peux pas lire anglais. j'ai oublie! peux-etre tu peux trouver quelqun lire a toi. imbecile!: French » English

a la vache! j'ai ecrit en anglais. tu ne peux pas lire anglais. j'ai oublie! peux-etre tu peux trouver quelqun lire a toi. imbecile! - a cow! I have written in English. you can not read English. I forgot! Can be you can find some place you have read. idiot!
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