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Lamar Odom Injury Update

Quick word from Lamar Odom after Friday's 97-92 win over the Kings in Las Vegas. LO limped to the locker room at the end of the first half after getting kicked in the right shin, possibly by Sacramento's Jon Brockman, who was locked in a scrum on the floor with Ron Artest. Josh Powell started the second half, and when Odom tried to enter the game he quickly had to check out, clearly in pain.

After the game, he wasn't worried. "I'm alright. It'll be alright. They were wrestling down there, Ron, the wrestler and Brockman, they were wrestling and someone down there kicked me," Odom said. "Front side. Right side on my shin. Right on the muscle there. It's a tough place to get hit. Treatment, that's it." 

Given the significance of the game (i.e. none), Odom wasn't going to screw around. "I was done. I tried to push off, and (couldn't). It was not the time nor the place. You've gotta be careful, and take care of your injuries."  Will he play this weekend? Maybe, maybe not. Sure, it devalues the hallowed Staples Shootout, but if there's even a hint of pain, Odom will likely sit, and rightfully so.

Officially, the Lakers called it a contusion of the lower right leg, and said he's day to day.

Fun stuff:

In the first half, Kobe came down on the break and attempted to make an alley-oop pass to Andrew Bynum (who led the way with 24 points)... by bouncing the ball over (I believe) Sacramento's Jason Thompson. He's 6'11", and can jump. Needless to say, it didn't work, but damn if it wouldn't have been the coolest play ever. I asked Phil Jackson after the game if there's any other player allowed to attempt that sort of thing.

"Brian Shaw," he smiled. I then asked Shannon Brown what would happen if he tried it. "If it misses, I might come out," he laughed. "If it makes it, I might come out."

BK

 
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Its time Jordan Farmar starts. He has talent to be an all star.
He can be better than Ranjon Rondo.

Shannon Brown and Farmar on the floor together with house pick among (Bynum, Gasol , Bryant, Artest, Odom, Powell) is a load for any team.

If Bynum returns as the beast he became just before he was hurt the last 2 years-- watch out. A healthy Bynum should be the number one scoring option.

After seeing what's been in the news recently, can I just say that the Lakers are lucky to have Jerry Buss as their owner?

Just as the Dodgers were becoming relevant again (despite tonight's loss), along comes word of the McCourt's separation and possible ownership fight. It will be teeth-gnashing to watch if the Dodgers' organization falls apart because of this.

And don't even mention the surreality of Rush Limbaugh trying to buy the Rams.

Though Arte Moreno's been a great owner too. Hopefully he'll get rewarded with a World Series championship this or one of these years.

nice preseason win. some observations:

- attention to opposition: when big bad mean artest puts his shoulder down and drives the lane GET THE HELL OUT THE WAY. he like a mack truck!

- pestering sasha pesters laker fans once again... at end of 1st he is hanging on kevin martins scrotums the whole length of the floor and is called for foul with 3 seconds left.

- lamar needs to finish his drives by throwing it DOWN. no more baby banks.

- dfish please for the love of god just stay on the perimeter and keep shooting those jumpers.

- farmar if you are dribbling fullspeed downcourt do not ever attempt to pull up and shoot.. not your shot dude. just keep driving.

- lakers minus luke off the bench means huge advantage in length speed and power and another quick 20PT lead and never a deficit early in game

LETS GO DODDDDDDDDDDGERS

Be nice to see Farmar take care of the ball and make smart passes and not attempt Magic Johnson plays.

Be nice to see Bynum (looking good on O though) get a least 3-5 more boards a game. He could get them if he says "Imma get some boards". It's that easy.

Be nice to see Morrison continue to play and be confident.

Be nice to see Morrison's teammates look for him on the wing. All day.

Be nice to see Sasha.

Be nice to see the whole team adapt Artest's game face. Dang, I'm intimidated watching it in my living room.

Be nice for the season to start.

Some thoughts...
Bynum played well...What the hay was Spencer Hawes thinking hitting those 3 pointers?...Dude shot 35% last season from 3...

Back to Bynum.....A couple more rebounds would round out his game nicely....
He looks fitter...And seems to be running the court a lot better..Nice..

That big line up has been spoken about again..Bynum,Pau and Odom on the court at the same time would force teams to either play smaller faster line ups or try to fill the starting 5 with bigs that are a lot less talented than the 3 we have...

Kobe and Lamar take the ball duties ...I like it...

Exactly what is the "next level" when the Lakers are already the champions? Get better to do what? Beat the Redeem Team? Which btw they probably could.

Kobe better stop clowning around, Artest might get on his case.

What I really want to see, given the supposedly defensive ability of the team, is for them to have just Kobe score, say 70, no else scores and everybody shut down the other team to 67. The ultimate team effort. Enough of this "Kobe helping out his teammates", let them help out Kobe for just one game. LAT headline next day "Kobe 70, xxxx 67"

Sweet under the leg pass by Kobe featured as the top play over at NBA.com. Kind of fun to see. They're on track so far, and it's a promising season. Glad they get to play preseason to work out those kinks. Gonna be tough to beat 'em. Been watching the preseason breakdowns of teams on NBA TV and am irritated when they change program by program who they're picking to take it all, and especially by an ex-Spur who picked the Spurs to take the WCF. Homer much?

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Be nice to see the whole team adapt Artest's game face. Dang, I'm intimidated watching it in my living room.
Posted by: jq | October 15, 2009 at 11:42 PM

DID SOMEBODY SAY SOFT?

Something I noticed.....Ron is alot quicker than I give him credit for. He's quick.

I can't wait 'til this team is in midseason form.

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ATTN: AK/BK and all other thoughtful B-Ball observers here on the blog...


Just read how NBA has "adjusted" the rule book to allow for "two steps" on certain offensive moves (basically adjusting the official rules to way play has been called for years). This is definitely a topic to be discussed (but for another time!). I shudder to think of the confusion we will have between NBA game and the College/HS games we watch.


But, the OTHER topic I am looking for input on today (spurred by this recent "rule change") is one that has bothered me for years. The situation involves a small guard, usually the quick point (Parker, CP3, etc.), who drives to the basket. Once clearing their defender on the drive to the basket, there is contact with secondary defender, usually a big coming to help. Very, VERY, often the contact is completely initiated by the driving guard due to a lean or sideward movement that is unnatural to their intended shot. THE GUARD causes the contact. THE CONTACT is not part of their shot. THE DEFENDER gets whistled for , , , what?


I really think the NBA needs to clean up this call. It hurts the play of shot blockers helping on penetration. It prevents faster play (eliminating several shot blocks per game ~ which often lead to transition plays). It rewards a player with a foul shot based on contact which that player forces to happen ~ it rewards a player for initiating CONTACT TO GAIN AN ADVANTAGE, which is the very definition of a foul!


What do you think?

Brylle,

Good to hear from an old friend. Thanks for your comments and respectful tone. Listen, I love Pau, too, and think he’ll get a lot of touches, maybe even more than Drew, because I think he will play mostly in the high post, where his ability to shoot or drive or pass will be the center of the Lakers offense. I also see Pau being a key source of feeding Drew in the low post. He is Triangle perfect.

But in the end, Andrew Bynum will get more shot attempts and score more points than Pau Gasol because (1) he will be playing closer to the basket and (2) he will demand the ball like Kobe whereas Pau will defer like Lamar. And that is not at all any disrespect of Pau. One of the reasons that the Lakers can have 5 star players coexist is because 2 of them – Pau and Lamar – are consummate team players who don’t need the ball or attention on which the other 3 – Kobe, Drew, and Ron – thrive.

Basically, Pau and Lamar are willing to sacrifice personal glory to keep Kobe, Drew, and Ron happy. At least that’s how I see it. Either way, it’s quite a luxury for us to be splitting hairs over two guys like Drew and Pau as our 2nd and 3rd options, not even counting Ron and Lamar. This team is incredibly loaded with talent but still exuding great chemistry. Much of that is because of the unselfish guys like Pau and Lamar AND Luke, whom never get enough credit for personal sacrifices they make for their team and the respect that those actions create among their teammates. It’s the right mix of egos.

Tom

todd... you're kiddng right?????

Farmar is not ready to start... yet!!

He's a come off the bench guy right now and that's it.


justanothermambafan,


>>> Socks is going to kick serious butt this year! I definitely love what I'm seeing.


One thing for sure is it is not going to take Drew until January to get it rolling this year.
It will be fun watching the Bynum blog-sync-think start to rise exponentially while we smile.
And I agree with you 100% on the Dinger. With the KamBros, they is the best around.


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LakersFaithful72,


>>> *ducks for cover in case extremists misconstrue the post*


LMAO! A pleasure to discover another valiant Bynum Booster willing to speak up.
Excellent post. I’m actually a LakersFaithful70.


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jefe101,


>>> ... it was really GREAT seeing Bynum in there to finish the game. He is logging some
>>> serious minutes this preseason and making them count - this may be the first season
>>> we get to see Bynum come out of the gate STRONG! I also like what I'm seeing from
>>> Sasha in these last couple of games - he seems a lot more focused.


Drew is two months ahead of where he was the last two years of training camp. No waiting until January for this year’s Beast. And I agree, nice game from Sasha.


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BK,


>>> "Brian Shaw," he smiled. I then asked Shannon Brown what would happen if he tried it.
>>> "If it misses, I might come out," he laughed. "If it makes it, I might come out."


Yes, that would have been some play. Too bad Jason Thompson ruined it. LOL at Shannon’s take on the play. You mean there is a difference in what Phil allows Kobe to do versus everybody else? That must mean that this is Kobe’s team. The through-the-legs bounce pass to a trailing Lamar Odom for the slam was pretty cool, too.


One thing I wondered if you noticed too was how when Drew and Lamar were in the game was that it seemed that when the Kings shot, Drew would take off down court leaving Lamar to clean the glass and then bring the ball up. The result is when the Lakers fast break gets down to the other end, all the Lakers player with the ball had to do was drive into the lane to set up the alley-oop dunk to Drew. It almost looked as if that was intentional. What do you think? Thanks.


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Tom

KEIFO IN THE HOUSSSSSE!!!!
Whats up running buddy? ready to ride Shotgun on
another ELL of a championship ride.!!!!
mamba24

I was at the game last night.

I agree Bynum looks to be moving better and does look to be in very good shape. It was interesting to me watching Shaw and Cleamons talking to him quite a bit after he made a mistake and there was a break in the action. I got the sense that Bynum doesn't like making mistakes and he was giving the effort to correct the mistakes. The kid is still young and learning, but if he is healthy it sure should make the Lakers even stronger.

It was the first time I have seen Thriller in person, he is a brick house - he looks bigger to me in person than on TV. Artest does look a little lost at time, but he showed some flashes of what he will bring over the course of the season. I really see him being a good sized net positive this season.

I don't know if the Lakers have a guy that battles harder than Mbenga. The dude may not have mad skills, but he always seemed to be hustling. I hope we get to see him more this year as a result of a lot of garbage time from the Lakers blowing out opponents more often.

Fish looked OK. Keep his minutes down and let Shannon and Farmar play more - I say Brown gets the edge in my book, but I do think Farmar may have some value. I like the idea of platooning depending on matchups.

Sasha is still a Human Foul Machine, but he hit some shots...the rest of the crew looked about the same. I was bummed Gasol didn't play, I have yet to see him in person and that would have been cool for me, and all the other fans I suspect.


The Kings, I must say don't look so good. I think it is going to be a long season for them. Best of luck to Westphal, he has a tough job but I always kind of liked the guy and wish him well unless they are playing the Lakers.

Peace,
EagleBoy


Mamba,


>>> If that cast doesn’t send shivers through you, we got the Beast, Laker Toms man, DREW
>>> He believes and so does Phil, he can make the NBA obey and bend to his will.


It was great to hear Phil talking about how important it was for Andrew to start at center and for the team to get its big front court out there early. I love how the Lakers seem to focus early on getting Drew off to a good start with a lot of touches. After Kobe, Drew is probably going to have the biggest mismatch of the other Lakers players game to game. Not many quality centers to guard him, which means many beastly nights. And as we have seen before, Drew can still bring it when he is playing against Duncan or the few other quality bigs he will run into during the year.


By the way, I like your icon better than the faded Bruin blue one I was assigned. I tried my work email address and got a better choice. What I want is a purple or gold icon. Is that too much for a die-hard Lakers fan to covet? At any rate, the work email icon is not as faded as my home icon. AK and BK should demand that only Lakers colors are used for the icons. I like the added color on the pages but wonder about having to share the same icon with other bloggers. KamBros need a FaceBook link that allows us to form groups. The Bynum Boosters could all have the same gold icons, for example, and the Bynum Bashers can have that faded light blue icon of my home emai.


LOL. :) Back to double-spacing as the style sheet once again is not working with IE8. LOL!


Tom

I don't think LakerTom is far off in saying Bynum is going to get the second most touches. Technically however, I think he's not going to be a 2nd option per se. He'll likely be a recipient of many over-the-top passes from Kobe, Jordan, Luke, or Artest, or Pau/Lamar and he playing highpost-lowpost keep-away from shorter defenders.

Of course, it'll all be situational. Some nights, it might be good to have Pau be the main guy on the lowblock, especially against the more experienced premier opponents such as Howard, KG, Shaq, etc. Bynum can probably feast on the lesser competition like, well, pretty much any pacific division rival.

I then asked Shannon Brown what would happen if he tried it. "If it misses, I might come out," he laughed. "If it makes it, I might come out."


Nice to know the dude knows his coach. Dang straight he come out, PJ would probably sit him a week. I love plays like that, preseason, the All-Star break and practices in front of season ticket holders are probably the only appropriate places for those kind of shenanigans.

Mamba, once again, gotta change the Laker Pledge Of Allegiance to make it politically correct:

Instead of "We Claim a Glove, A Mailman, A Logo, and a Beast,"

It should read: "We Borrowed A Glove. We Rented a Mailman. We Created A Logo. We're Building A Beast."

That is all.

Todd


I gotta disagree, Derek Fisher deserves to start until Farmar PROVES he should be the starter. Hype and talent can get you into the league and noticed once you're here, but that's it.

Give me a steady, consistent PG, leader and player over talent and hype any day of the week.

Where do you get that Farmar could be better than Rondo? Rondo is a perfect fit for that Celtic team whereas Farmar has been the square peg in the round hole here, more often than not.

I like Farmar, want him to succeed, but I won't give him the keys to the car until he can prove he can drive, parallel park, and use his turn indicators properly, so to speak.

Hopefully you are right, Farmar pulls out all the stops, commits to the team cocnsept, sets up the offence as well as Fish and doesn't force his scoring. Above all, he has to prove he can check guys like Rondo on the defensive end as opposed to trying to just outscore them while he's on the floor.


LAKERS' BIG GUYS COULD SHARE PLAYING TIME
By Mike Bresnahan for the LA Times


http://tinyurl.com/yz44w94


Here is key excerpt:


>>>


It might finally happen.


The Lakers' coach is open to the idea of a frontcourt with two 7-footers and the 6-10 Odom.


"I think that we're very capable of playing like that," Jackson said Thursday. "We have to work on transition defense, obviously, but we know that's a weapon that we could use this year."


>>>


Also a nice update on Phil’s visit to Tex. Tex Winter deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.


Tom


LakerTom

Right on with your commenst regarding the selfless team guys on the squad. So far, I'd even lump Ron Artest in that group. You don't see or hear him complaining about touches or lack of involvement. He just boxes out, plays D, and gets his when it comes.

It's all about the team.


BYNUM SCORES 24 AND PUTS ON SHOW IN VEGAS
By Kevin Ding for the OC Register


http://tinyurl.com/yfc2b8n


Nice excerpt about the Big5 lineup with Kevin’s usual insider observations and quotes.


>>>


Although it's not necessarily a big part of the Lakers' plans this season, Jackson continues to ponder the use of a big lineup with Bryant theoretically at point guard. Jackson said he would wait until the regular season to spring it, though.


Jackson mentioned playing Artest or Luke Walton at guard. Lamar Odom could also organize the offense with others operating on the wing, but Odom almost never played alongside Bynum and Gasol last season.


"We're very capable of playing like that," Jackson said. "We have to work on transition defense, obviously, but we know that's a weapon we could use this year."


Odom said the Lakers are better qualified to experiment this season.


"I would say he probably trusts us a lot more," Odom said of Jackson. "That can happen after you win a championship, you know what I mean? I would trust my team a little bit more if they got the whole thing done.


>>>

Tom

BK,


Can we please ban the green icons from the blog and only use gold and purple icons?


: )


Tom

Good morning Mamba24 & Laker morning CRUE!!!

Nice effort last night - it's awesome to see Tha Show playing again (even if it's only preseason) :)


Mamba24 - last year we used WE GOT THIS, as our moniker. We could go with WE GOT THIS AND WE WANT MORE this year, or we can quote Kobe Bryant:

NOTHING BUT ANOTHER TITLE WILL SUFFICE.

What say you?

GO LAKERS!!!
NOTHING BUT ANOTHER TITLE WILL SUFFICE.

(Catchy - don't you think?)!

Mamba, once again, gotta change the Laker Pledge Of Allegiance to make it politically correct:
Instead of "We Claim a Glove, A Mailman, A Logo, and a Beast,"
It should read: "We Borrowed A Glove. We Rented a Mailman. We Created A Logo. We're Building A Beast." That is all. Posted by: utzworld - THE BANNER HOLDER | October 16, 2009 at 09:17 AM

WHEN THE CHAPLAIN SAYS JUMP, I DON'T THINK I JUST ASK HOW HIGH. I got to admit BANNER HOLDER you have a gift of the gab
SO SAY WE ONE SO SAY WE ALL. LET IT BE SAID LET IT BE WRITTEN LET IT BE DONE


ALL TOGETHER NOW
We’re the World Champion LA Lakers , we’ve won 15 Rings
10 of the 50 Greatest players played under our wings
We’ve had 4 Laker Dynasties, but who’s keeping score
That’s 3 better than any team ever had before
The best Winning Percentage in History, yeah that’s true
You want Hall of Fame Coaches, Check it, we’ve got two.
We got the Finals MVP in Kobe Bryant
The list of Laker greats starts with George Mikan
We Claim Shaq, Magic, Wilt, Elgin & Kareem
Worthty, Silk & Goodrich, we take only the cream
"We Borrowed A Glove. We Rented a Mailman. We Created A Logo. We're Building A Beast."
We’re coached by a 10 time Title Winner who learned Zen in the East
Chick Hearn the Legend, Broadcasted our Lakers Games
Now he’s Broadcasting from Heaven & is in the Hall of Fame
We got Sports Winningest and Best Owner in Dr. Jerry Buss
And The only one that can beat the Freakin La Lakers is us
That’s just a summary of our Resume, we don’t talk we Do.
We’re The Freaking LA LAKERS Who the Hell are You!!

"

LakerTom,

Yeah. I agree with what you said, and I think your point on the sacrifices made by Pau, LO, and Luke are right on. Those sacrifices are overlooked but they clearly play a lot with the teams's chemistry.

What I was saying was that, with Pau's silky-smooth post/mid-post moves, he is more dependable than Drew right NOW. When the season kicks off, I see Bynum getting most of his points on putbacks and lobs, but not really the #2 option. (Although, I like what I saw this preseason that most of the Lakers are looking for Bynum to dominate). Anyhow, it's just so overwhelming that we have 4 players in the Top15 - 20 forwards in the league.


P.S.
It feels good to post on the blog again. :D I think I have some time to post this season, rather than just read and read. Lookin forward to a very good season

LET'S GO LAKERS!!!
BACK-to-BACK-to-BACK-to-BACK Champions!!!

Brylle

Can we please ban the green icons from the blog and only use gold and purple icons? : ) Tom Posted by: LakerTom | October 16, 2009 at 09:41 AM

OK, OK! Some things are so obvious why is it only Laker Tom caught that? HMMMM!
Well, I guess I gotta say it. OUT FREAKIN STANDING LAKER TOM!!!!!

GREEN ICONS?
HAS THAT SKANK PAULA THE TRUTH PIERCE AND HER SIDEKICK
THE GIANT GREEN BALDHEADED LUNATIC K.G. BEEN HANGING AROUND
THIS BLOG AGAIN?

*
PROPOSAL THAT AK & BK SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT
THE RING CEREMONY - BANWAGON **
*
(01) OWNER - EVERYBODY
(02) DRIVER - MAMBA24 - I second that nomination

MY GOD BK I ALMOST MISSED THIS:
In the first half, Kobe came down on the break and attempted to make an alley-oop pass to Andrew Bynum (who led the way with 24 points)... by bouncing the ball over (I believe) Sacramento's Jason Thompson. He's 6'11", and can jump. Needless to say, it didn't work, but damn if it wouldn't have been the coolest play ever."

BE AFRAID NBA, BE VERY AFRAID!! This season is shaping up to become legend and I believe that for the first time in ages we have a team that is capable of 4 Peating.
What say you Blog God's?
What say you Laker Blog?

Mamba24 - how the ranks have grown over the years - that roll call is crazy!

Dear LakerTom,

Re your comments: "One of the reasons that the Lakers can have 5 star players coexist is because 2 of them – Pau and Lamar – are consummate team players who don’t need the ball or attention on which the other 3 – Kobe, Drew, and Ron – thrive. Basically, Pau and Lamar are willing to sacrifice personal glory to keep Kobe, Drew, and Ron happy."

It's amazing to me how many kids (and fair number of adults) ignore these virtues or inhibit their praise of them. Both Pau and Lamar may be relying on natural, in-born traits, as athletes do, but virtue is also something that one is schooled in, learns, and practices. And that only means that one is in a position to try to be good. Accomplishment, like field goal percentage, is not automatic. Also, I'm glad Walton's off-the-bench virtue was acknowledged. This is not insignificant.

Mamba24 - how the ranks have grown over the years - that roll call is crazy! Posted by: dave m | October 16, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Yeah but I got a fix for that I'm gonna create a Roll Call website and any one who wants to read the long list of names can link to it otherwise it will just be The Laker Pledge of Allegiance and the welcoming of new Bloggers that you see on the Blog itself. How about that AK, Bk. I get any points for that? Pleaaaaassssse?


Green everywhere.

Tooooo many green icons, guys. Looks like a Celtics site.

LOL


Tom


what is the deal with the nba altering the traveling rule?

is it my imagination or is stern they trying to accomodate their chosen one and make the CRAB DRIBBLE legal??!!

hmm smells fishy

GREEN icons????

GREEN????

WTH?????

No good can come of this.

I - no WE - DEMAND a change to purple & gold icons.

MAKE IT SO.

what are the icons for anyways?

mamba24,
Add me to the National Anthem bandwagon, but please specify that Maurice Cheeks has to be in attendance, in case they forget the words.

THE CHAMP IS HERE, THE CHAMP IS HERE
They say you can’t keep a good team down, We the best that’s why we own the crown
Though Hell and high water stood in the way, we slayed the dragon and now rule The NBA
Posers and pretenders have sat on the throne, Now make way for a team that is Full grown
That 1 and done nonsense is gone out the door, I say 5 in a row is about right for Dynasty#4
By 5 I may be a little low ball, You’d be cocky to if your 3rd option was Pau Gasol
We can play fast or slow, Big or Small, Do I have to say it , We’re Out Freakin Standing Over all
I ‘m sorry NBA but this crown we own, and we won’t give it up till Baby OutLaw is full grown
Or maybe in their lifetime the SBPimp Twins, will we never see a year go by without a LA Title Win
Yeah I know don’t get loose and talk cocky, I have 4 Words for u, Beast, Ron-Ron, Pau & KOBE
Aint gone be no more of that wheelchair crap this year, See Paula the Skank shedding a tear
She knows as well as “Jimmy the Princess” This is a team even the Olympic Gods would bless
There once was a Dream Team led by MJ, but I bet they’d get creamed by Lakers & Kobe
We are so close to this team that we cannot see, This team is built for more than just a Dynasty
This team is legacy & Dynasty & all the rest, when the final page turns it will be the all-time best
Laker Tom knows what I’m talking about, but being a modest man he won’t shout it out.
So I’ll just ask Jon K one lil thing, When the Dynasty’s over where will we store all the rings

ADD me to the National Anthem bandwagon, but please specify that Maurice Cheeks has to be in attendance, in case they forget the words. osted by: exhelodrvr | October 16, 2009 at 10:50 AM

ROFLMFAO. DAGGGGG!!! EX You are in mid-season form. This really is going to be a legendary seasion.
*
PROPOSAL THAT AK & BK SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT
THE RING CEREMONY - BANdWAGON **
*
(01) OWNER - EVERYBODY
(02) DRIVER - MAMBA24 - I second that nomination
(03) EXHELODRVR - ADD me to the National Anthem bandwagon, but please specify that Maurice Cheeks has to be in attendance, in case they forget the words.


Confuscious say, "Man who spend so much time on blog he notice green icon need to get life."

That is all!!

utzworld,
Yesterday you told me to go "flame" myself. Don't know what that means, but it sounds like an insult. Then, at the end of your post, you say you "pray for the Lakers" before every game. You know, seems to me I read someplace - Jesus hates the hypocrites.

LakerMike,

It is the same when the offensive player gives an up-fake and the defender leaves his feet - then the offensive player lunges forward to create contact and the defender is called for the foul. If the defender breaks an imaginary plane (is not jumping straight up and down), the foul is rightfully on the defender. However, what often occurs is the defender jumps straight up and the offensive player moves underneath to create the contact and the referees under the guise of penalizing the defender for leaving his feet, call a defensive foul. This is an incorrect call. The defender has a right to go up and to come down in a straight motion. When the offensive player moves into the space of the defender coming back to the floor with the intent to create contact, it is an illegal play. The exception would be if the initial move of the offensive player was in a direction where the defender subsequently makes contact returning to the floor. The offensive player retains the right to their forward progress, unless blocked by a stationary defender, who was stationary prior to the offensive move or set for a period of time determined to be enough for them to have established the "right" to that position.

In your scenario the words you used are key - "Making a basketball play". As an ex official, I can say that determining certain situations with the speed of the game of basketball can be very difficult. Officials use "making a basketball play" as an underlying theme when making calls, as the most important aspect of officiating is maintaining the essence and flow of the game.

In the case you describe - When a player drives to the rim and goes away from the natural path to the rim to create contact or intentionally moves underneath a defender returning to the floor in a straight plane, this is not a basketball play - it is an intentional act to create contact. This should be an offensive foul and I cringe at how this is often called in the NBA.

I recognize the entertainment aspect of the NBA game, but as a bit of a purest, I believe the greatest entertainment the NBA can offer is a product as free from referee intervention as possible.

DKWSFO

WE ARE THE GREEN ICONS, RESISTANCE IS USELESS!
WE WILL ASSIMILATE THE LAKERS NOW!

I recognize the entertainment aspect of the NBA game, but as a bit of a purest, I believe the greatest entertainment the NBA can offer is a product as free from referee intervention as possible. DKWSFO Posted by: DKWSFO | October 16, 2009 at 11:43 AM

SIR, May I say it...OUT FREAKING STANDING!!
Welcome aboard DKWSFO we need a good ex-official to referee this blog. Lol!

1. Nice to see the roll call again.

2. Why wasn't my post allowed to go through. All I said was that a contusion isn't that big a deal as an injury.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

Mamba/Jon K: Please help. I have a stalker. He's green, nasty, and has 2 balloons tied around his ears!

I'M SCRRRED!!!

what is the deal with the nba altering the traveling rule? is it my imagination or is stern they trying to accomodate their chosen one and make the CRAB DRIBBLE legal??!! Psted by: yellofever | October 16, 2009 at 10:31 AM

ROFLMFAO!!!! Stop this! Oh the Humanity! Princess Jimmy and The Crab dribble. JustAnotherMambaFan explain to Yellow Fever How the Crab Dribble of Princesss Jimmy must be declared Legal so that the King can save the game.!!@ AhahahhahahahhahhahahhahhhahahahhayhaAhahahahahh

After seeing what's been in the news recently, can I just say that the Lakers are lucky to have Jerry Buss as their owner?

Just as the Dodgers were becoming relevant again (despite tonight's loss), along comes word of the McCourt's separation and possible ownership fight. It will be teeth-gnashing to watch if the Dodgers' organization falls apart because of this.

And don't even mention the surreality of Rush Limbaugh trying to buy the Rams.

Though Arte Moreno's been a great owner too. Hopefully he'll get rewarded with a World Series championship this or one of these years.

Posted by: Scott | October 15, 2009 at 11:06 PM

================
Going out on a limb but I hope Eli Broad and others buy the Rams and return them LA. Hope also the McCourt situation does not mess up the Dodgers. Thank God for Jerry Buss!!

It might finally happen.


The Lakers' coach is open to the idea of a frontcourt with two 7-footers and the 6-10 Odom.


"I think that we're very capable of playing like that," Jackson said Thursday. "We have to work on transition defense, obviously, but we know that's a weapon that we could use this year."


>>>


Also a nice update on Phil’s visit to Tex. Tex Winter deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.


Tom


Posted by: LakerTom | October 16, 2009 at 09:22 AM

===================
I'll believe it when I see it. I learned never to trust what PJ says only believe in what he does. He has made many statements in the past as to what he was going to do in the season and failed to do them. But I hope he does try as he said he was willing to do last year when lots of people were asking for this big 3 lineup and he never did.


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