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NBA TV at Lakers training camp

Yesterday, NBA TV was in El Segundo as part of their tour of training camps. It's a pretty cool broadcast, if for no other reason than it gives a small peek inside practice that fans and media alike don't normally see. Extensive interviews with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, lots of talk about Andrew Bynum with James Worthy, and some interesting predictions from hosts Rick Kamla and Reggie Miller. On the one hand, both think the Lakers can make a run at the famed 72 win season of the '95-'96 Bulls... on the other, both think they'll lose to the Celtics in the Finals.

Feel free to boo your computer. Anyhoo, it's a good way to kill 23 minutes or so before the weekend kicks off. (As a side note, the NBA 2K10 spots that precede the feature are pretty badass.)

BK

 
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Rick Kamla and Reggie Miller both think that we'll beat the record of 72 wins AND THEN LOSE TO THE CELTICS?

Yeah, right.

Dolts.

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Why is Lamar Odom doing girl push-ups?

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NBA.TV being in town is more important than Pearl Jam being in Los Angeles?

Dolts.

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Fricken Celtics trolls.

It really reminds one that it is truly us against the world.

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The brace is hindering Andrew's movement a bit.

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Tex Winters will be at the Ring Ceremony!!!

Awesome!!!

How is Tex Winters not in the Hall of Fame?

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It's nice the way Kobe looks at James Worthy with respect.

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IF Lakers could win 72 games, there's no way we will lose in the finals. Considering how tough the West is, I highly doubt we can get there. BUT, the key is winning the championship, not the regular season.

LeBron might not play in the International Championships because he's filming a movie?

Lame.

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Reggie and Rick don't understand this Laker team. I think Kobe and Phil are still waiting for a chance to knock off Boston. As sweet as winning the title was last season, real redemption comes in beating Boston. With Kobe and Phil leading the way + the added intensity brought in by Ron Artest, the Lakers are going to be looking forward to getting back to the finals and slaughtering Boston.

They will kick butt and be on top both in the regular season and in the post-season.

Pau Gasol is a future Hall of Fame player.

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Rick Kamla: "Is it that big finger right there?"

Dolt. All his fingers are huge.

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Rick, Kobe is the hardest working man in basketball. Let's be clear on that.

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James Worthy is awesome.

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The team looks relaxed in a good way.

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Sorry, I got in too late for the last thread, but..

“…One other element could be that Kareem does have an image of being not the easiest person to deal with. I am sure that the portrayal in the media may not be completely accurate, but there must be an element of truth to it. Maybe Kareem doesn’t communicate in a way that is effective for Andrew. I don’t know just throwing this stuff out here to be shot down as to why I am stupid or an idiot…”

Posted by: EagleBoy | October 02, 2009 at 08:56 AM


Maybe, but I was thinking along some of the same lines. Like everybody else, I don’t know the details and it would just be conjecture on my part, but it’s a valid thought.

Hmm. I guess this territory has been covered and I’m late coming in, but this is what I was thinking;


‘Doesn’t want to work out individually with Cap all the time’ and ‘is satisfied and doesn’t think he needs to work on his game ever again with anybody’ are two very separate things. Some people seem to be leaning towards believing the second statement without much of a reason, seems to me.

I think it’s a great idea to mentor young players coming out of high school without a clue, and former NBA players would seem to be the logical way to do it. But it also strikes me that bringing in Kareem to do the job might have been a bit like Stephen Hawking to be your ten year old kids math tutor. Sure, he’s the best, and he can teach him things nobody else could, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best fit for the kid at the time. Maybe the kid needs someone to teach him some ten year old level math. Maybe the kid wants to go into a different branch of math than Hawking specializes in. Who knows.

And it really doesn't have to mean the kid is hopeless and should be shipped off the military school, as it seems some here would be doing.

I thought Andrew looked like he was moving relatively well. He's always kind of run weird to be honest. What I'm looking for is whether he has regained this kind of explosiveness and confidence...

http://tinyurl.com/y9tqfwg

Vman, LTom, et al, re song discussion. sorry for posting way after the fact.


Tom- I'm a big fan of Taylor and this song particularly. I've heard several versions of what meaning he wanted the song to have, and it usually broadens my appreciation of his work. But in this case it was mostly the sound and mood of the song fitting with what I was trying to say about Sasha.

In this case, as opposed to a few of my other parodies, I didn't mean for the subject matter of the song to be completely translated into the parody. I just wanted a little bit of the emotional mood to carry over. I'm not trying to say anything about Sasha's mental health.


yes, I think both definitions of love apply. I want sasha to do really well, and if in some wildly improbably chance he comes by the blog and reads the song, I hope he can laugh at it.

Fantasy basketball sign up update. I've received some applicatins, but I need more.

phredphredington@yahoo. com

Those of you who have emailed me already, I'm sending out info just as soon as I get a couple more. I might even have enough now, but if you are thinking of joining and haven't yet, there's lots of room.

Yes, please pick the Celtics.

All the more reason to enjoy the back to back.

Would have been nice if the players heard them say that.

I don't see how they can pick the Celts over the Lakers. Especially after the 08 loss and now the addition of Artest to help nullify Pierce. Garnett's dodgy knee. Gasol and Odom's need for a payback for that week performance. They're just trying to distinguish themselves. Or they're idiots.

Jon K - you ever see that Seinfeld episode where the car parking attendent had such bad BO that the stink stayed in the car long after he was gone? And it stayed in their clothes, and Elaine's hair even after washing?

THAT's what Smeltics trolls are like. Hence their name.

Laker Fan

Be very careful what you wish for!

Thanks BK, that was fun. I am so ready for the season.

Drew looked good moving around out there. That was good to see. We know Kobe is ready. I think Pau is too. Pau is sometimes underrated because his game doesn't LOOK like some folks want it to, but teh results are usually spot on.

Reggie's prediction is flat out sutpid.

1) You don't predict a team is going to win more than 72 games. Only a truly special, best ever team can do that, and that team also has to avoid injuries, etc. It can happen, but the odds are against it.

2) IF a team DOES do it, why in hell would you predict they then don't win a title? The teams that put up those kind of monster seasons have always won titles. If you win 73, you have to pretty much unbeatable and no one will beat you four times.

Reggie is just trying to be interestng, but really he makes no sense.

Thanks BK.


Tom D

Fantasy Basketball- I just sent out league id's and passwords to I think 12 people. We have room for a few more, if they all show up, but this will be the last post I make on the subject.

Thanks a ton to B and A Kamenyetsky for letting me do this on your blog. I did have one message from some idiot bot that wanted to join me in some kind of something, but hopefully that's all of that that needs to go on. There is no money involved in this thing, no advertising, and it's just a free site from somebody.

Man, i think I may be just wandering off the continental shelf of commenting and into the food chain of internet e annoyance, but hopefully this stops here and never shows the light of day again. Yeep.


This is even my last warning to the rest of y'all that you are losing a serious chance at bragging rights.

Clear to me what Reggie Miller was doing. He loves the Lakers but still has thoughts of joining Boston for there Championship run this year.
BD

Well now I'm just plain worried about what must have happened to LakerTom for him to be quiet about his boy Drew.

Maybe he's currently writing a 100 page manifesto on the subject.....


We'll certainly be in for a treat if that's the case LOL!

Boston really is the arm-pit of America
...
The Celtics are so confident about the ‘09-’10 season that when you look up into the rafters, you will see 17 banners representing the team’s 17 NBA titles. But during Boston’s media day recently, everyone in attendance noticed a blank 18th banner hanging next to their ‘08 Championship banner. Apparently this Celtic’s squad is a very confident bunch that hope to be adding some letters and numbers to that banner reading “2010 NBA Champions.” When head coach Doc Rivers was asked about the blank banner, he replied,”It was Red Auerbach’s idea“, referring to the now deceased Boston coaching legend.

justa- not a doubt in my mind. we'll all be lucky if it's just 100 pages though.

Celtics won't even make it to the Finals. Wanna bet Pierce, Allen or Garnett goes down with a major injury? The geriatric Celtics should play in an old timers league!

Laker Fan

Be very careful what you wish for!

Posted by: 131-92 | October 02, 2009 at 01:48 PM


82-101

Be very careful telling people to be very careful about what they wish for!

Jon K, all I can say is wow....you got alot out there my friend.

Phred

Can a Celtic troll join your league? Or you can join me a CbsSportsline ... They have an entry fee and a prize at the end for the winner.

Nothing I like better than beating the Lakers for the title and winning $$$ from Laker fan.

Phred

Sorry typo ... its Cbssports not cbssportsline. I was thinking for the football gambling lines for the weekend.

Like I said once before about Rick Kamla, he's a glorified haircut.

And one thing we and the Celtics fans might be in agreement with, its that Kamla is a d.b. He picked Cleveland Crabs to win it all last year. We all know what happened there.

Let's see, Reggie was recruited by the Celtics last year. Rick is a known Laker hater, who will explain away any notion that the Lakers are any good.

And they pick the Celtics. Who would have predicted that?

I'm commenting on this before watching the video, but saying that the Lakers have a shot at bettering 72-10, then losing to Celtics in the finals is like saying Tiger Woods will get a 10-shot lead going into the final back 9 at the Masters then lose to Phil Mickelson. I guess they are just believing that KG (the MOST OVERRATED player in NBA history!) is going to deliver 3 straight rings to Boston, just as he said he would (LOL I'm laughing just thinking of the thought!)

BTW if the Lakers do better 72-10, it would be a much-greater accomplishment than the Bulls doing that in '95-96 without the caliber of competition that exists nowadays in basketball. Most of the good teams back then, much like now, existed in the West, including the Jazz, Sonics and Spurs. The Knicks and Magic with a young Shaq were good, but these aren't the Spurs, Nuggets, Magic, Celtics & Cavs of today.

One other thing, who really thinks that the Celt's will even MAKE it to the finals? Ray Allen & KG have been injury prone and over-used, Pierce is a year older too and really the Magic and Cavs are better teams IMO...

GO LAKERS!!!!!!!

BD,
"blank 18th banner hanging next to their ‘08 Championship banner ... 2010 NBA Champions"


Oh, it makes sense now. I was wondering why it was in purple and gold.

Laker Fan

Be very careful what you wish for!

Posted by: 131-92 | October 02, 2009 at 01:48 PM


82-101

Be very careful telling people to be very careful about what they wish for!

Posted by: #4 | October 02, 2009 at 03:00 PM

I am. If we make it to the Finals this year ... It will most likely mean that the "old men" didnt have any injuries and if thats the case ... Be very careful what you wish for Laker Fan!

Game #4,

Excellent choice of names ... that was one of my two favorite games of the series!

Reggie Miller doesn't have a clue what it takes to win a Title, never having won the Title himself.

Now Worthy, a multi Title winner, predicted a 63 win season and a Lakers Title. The West is tougher, but so are the Lakers.

But if you watched the whole two hour show as I suggested yesterday. You would have noticed, Reggie was gushing about the Lakers chances this year.

"Kobe will lead this incredible team to another Title this year, and the next, and the next..."

Sounded just like a few here.

Which brings out why this team can go down in Lakers lore. This may be the Celtics last chance for decades to contend. Although I really feel the Celtics chances are slim to get there this year. If healthy, they will be formidable, but that's the question with the probable answer. Time and gravity will not be kind to them.

If they do get there, this soon to be 'Great' Lakers team could be the one to seal the Greenies fate for another twenty years.

Game #4,

Excellent choice of names ... that was one of my two favorite games of the series!

Posted by: 131-92 | October 02, 2009 at 04:00 PM


You're right its a good name, thanks! Game 4 and game 6 were great games weren't they? Motivated the Lakers to show up and be the reigning NBA champs. Where were you again? That's right....yup, that's right, today's champ.

Kinda reminiscent of the overall series between the Celtics and Lakers. Celtics get the edge in the beginning, Lakers come back and reign mightily, and the Celtics? No shows, no repeats.

there is no money, but there is a required minumim IQ, so you are probably out of luck.

I am. If we make it to the Finals this year ... It will most likely mean that the "old men" didnt have any injuries and if thats the case ... Be very careful what you wish for Laker Fan!

Posted by: 131-92 | October 02, 2009 at 03:40 PM

'If' they make Finals even without injuries. Now if that's not doubt, I don't know what is. That's not being very careful now is it.

Be very careful telling people to be very careful about what they wish for, 82-101! The Celtics may not make it to the finals, as you put it.

I am. If we make it to the Finals this year ... It will most likely mean that the "old men" didnt have any injuries and if thats the case ...

~~With the help of Bill Russell, Kevin McHale we'll win the the NBA Geriatric All Stars for Leprechauns.

This is a really good video. I'm loving every minute of it, and is it me or does Kobe finally seem to have lost that mask he wore to interviews? He's so much more relaxed and personable in this video.


Wes

Phred,

I was hoping for a maximum IQ so I might qualify.

131-92 does seem pretty smart, just born on the wrong coast, or 40 some years too late (it was OK being a Celtic fan in the 60s I hear).

I have to give him credit for hanging out with Laker fans instead of Celtic fans.

Hey, 131, I hope the old men hold up and we can see them in the finals.

Tom D.


BK,


>>> I just think it's awfully easy to read more into this than is fair, especially given the
>>> published information. Sentimentality towards Kareem (well earned, no question)
>>> only enhances the emotion of the news.


Well said, Brian. This is the perfect case where bloggers have overreacted and jumped to conclusions. It also shows the great lack of faith that many bloggers have for Andrew Bynum, immediately blaming the incident on Drew and never considering that it might have partly or mostly been the result of how Kareem interacts with people, which seems to have become part of his coaching resume in the NBA. I love the captain as much as any fan on this blog but not enough to ignore the baggage he carries.


I won’t come out and insult anybody for their lack of faith but I hope that when Drew breaks out this year and helps lead the Lakers to the 2010 NBA championship, those fans will be a more supportive of their future franchise player than they are right now. A good example are all the critics complaining that Drew spent his summer away from basketball when he could have been working out with Cap. The truth of the matter is that the first month he spent on vacation was because the doctors did not want him working out; they wanted him to give his knee time to heal before starting to rehab it. The rest of the summer, the Drew did what he did that last two summers, working out in Atlanta with his personal trainer Sean Zarzana, to rehab the knee and get in basketball shape for the 2010 season.


We have a 22-year old phenom who has every other team in the league green with envy, including the ultimate greenies themselves. While he still has some growing up to do physically and mentally, you have to look long and far to find another young man in the NBA with his intelligence, maturity, work ethic, and motivation. He is the closest thing to Kobe on this team as work ethic as numerous prior articles have confirmed. If you are a Lakers fan, there is no way that you do NOT love this kid. If you are a Lakers fan, there is no way that you do not root for Andrew to become our next great center.


Drew knows it’s time to put up or shut up. I wonder how many of you know that, too. I’m out and sorely disappointed in the loyalty displayed by the blog for best young center prospect in the league. Maybe you all should go out and start rooting for Blake Griffin if you don’t like Andrew Bynum.


Tom

Re: the last thread - I tend to think of Drew's situation as just growing pains. We all go through it. And, for those of us with some distance between now and 22, just remember all the things we did and decisions we made. Crazy kids us! Man, I made more bad choices in an hour that Drew's made in his lifetime. Granted, I wasn't being paid millions to make good decisions but I can say with certainty that the mega bucks would NOT have swayed me to wisdom.

LoL so I got a hot date tonight but had 2 check lakers blog first. I click on the vid and I'm thinking hey imma b late getting ready this clip is long. Next thing I know reggie miller bails me out by proclaiming the green weanies are going to win it all.

LMFAO ... so I close the d*mn clip thinking trust the K Bro haters to spring that on us ... only they did warn about that prediction ... I just didn't bother to read it

I dont agree with either of their predictions ... I dont think this is the season of 72 ... that might be something we shoot for at ring #3 or maybe #4 just so we ain't bored or just so we take something from the bulls

And the celtics winning it all ...ha ha ha ... they better pray they dont make it out of the east cuz we haven't forgotten 2008 finals ... we will rip their guts out in medieval fashion ...

Anyway lemme go get ready 4 2nite ...

Fatty,
[If they do get there, this soon to be 'Great' Lakers team could be the one to seal the Greenies fate for another twenty years.]

My sentiments exactly ....

"there is no money, but there is a required minumim IQ, so you are probably out of luck."

Posted by: phred | October 02, 2009 at 04:23 PM


That was hilarious, phred.

For those of us in the Midwest with no cable, these videos are like gold.


But that finger of Gasol's has to go. We to get him a new one before the season starts. It looked like a turnip.


Wes

LakerTom,

You wrote: We have a 22-year old phenom who has every other team in the league green with envy, including the ultimate greenies themselves. While he still has some growing up to do physically and mentally, you have to look long and far to find another young man in the NBA with his intelligence, maturity, work ethic, and motivation. He is the closest thing to Kobe on this team as work ethic as numerous prior articles have confirmed. If you are a Lakers fan, there is no way that you do NOT love this kid. If you are a Lakers fan, there is no way that you do not root for Andrew to become our next great center.

my response:

1. Do you really think Orlando & Portland are envious?
2. re: work ethic. Actually, I'm putting both Ron Artest & D-Fish in front of
him. Do you *really* think he's worked out harder than either of them?
3. Yes, I am rooting for him. I am concerned that a player who has not yet
become an all star or won any type of accolade would distance himself
from 1 of the 3 best centers of all time.

A tangential question: Why did they Lakers invite Michael Fey when they
already have 3 7'0 centers signed?

thanks, LLTL. Thanks, Tom D.

I think reggie is wrong on both counts. The logical prediction someone could make would be simpler-

If the Lakers make their goal to win 72- they will, but they will probably not win the championship.


I know that there are a lot of people who comment here that are going to get upset at some point during the season that the Lakers don't seem to be playing their absolute best, that they are thinking that they can 'turn it on' during the playoffs and aren't giving their maximum effort during the regular season.

These people are right. They are right because the Lakers are a veteran team, with a veteran coach, and they know exactly how many big trophies you get for winning the most games in the regular season. They don't care, they won't push the panic button. They will coast, and they will lose games because 'they let other teams hang around' and 'didn't have that killer instinct, the eye of the tiger.'

And this will help them to win the trophy, if not guarantee it. It's a dang long season, too long if you really think about it, and they need their rest.

And yeah, i'm making this my prediction, and i'm sticking it in the save folder, so I can drag it out in January when all the panickers start to panic, and I'll drag it out in June when I'm right again. (Ok, I won't. I did this last year, and I have no idea where my copy of those posts went. But y'all get the idea.)

hobbitimage,
"Why did they Lakers invite Michael Fey when they
already have 3 7'0 centers signed?"

Why go halfa--ed with the "big" lineup? Think of the matchup problems for the other team!!

Regarding the Bynum thread, you should all remember that Bynum's agent spent a lot of time dissing KAJ in the posts that he was doing on the blogs last year. He always emphasized that any improvement came from Bynum himself (or from the trainer he hired) and none of it came from KAJ or anyone else in the Lakers organization. BS to be sure but that was his position.

My guess is that he is hoping that Bynum finally has a breakout year and he doesn't want Bynum to have to share credit with KAJ. In a way that is fair, but if you look at the totality of what you hear from the Bynum camp they come off as babyish and spoiled.

As long as David Lee is Bynum's agent I don't think anybody here should bother to project Bynum as a future Laker. That man is toxic and anybody who would keep someone like that as his agent has suspect judgement. Add to the fact that there is lots of evidence that Bynum is a prima-donna and I would be worried.

Does anybody here seriously think that David Lee isn't going to want to stick it to the Lakers after what has happened with the Bynum extension and the Ariza debacle? Just based on those two negotiations I would worry about our ability to keep Bynum, but after Buss made Lee look like a moron (and deservedly so) can you really believe that Lee wont try to move Bynum somewhere else if only for revenge?

I've always savored the way the Lakers manage to find great talents and nurture them into great players or even great role players who were drafted late and became key contributors. MAGIC, WORTHY, Scott, Rambis, Vlade Divac, Nick Van Exel, Eddie Jones, Elden Campbell, KOBE, Fisher and who knows who else I am overlooking.

Bynum is the first guy out of all of them that I have seen as a train wreck waiting to happen. Bynum is one of those potentially "great" players that I have always had to pleasure to watch crater on other teams. Whether he is injury prone is beside the point.

Every indication is that he is a prima donna and not one of those other players I just listed ever gave me that vibe. I always heard others knock Kobe about that but I never personally saw Kobe as a destructive force. Even his issues with Shaq were entirely explainable by the fact that Shaq was an obvious slacker in comparison to Kobe. The fact that Buss gave Shaq the boot tells me that Kobe was probably right about the issues between them.

Bynum though, worries me.

P.S. for you haters out there questioning Nick Van Exel, that boy had heart and it's obvious from his stats before the trade vs. after that he was being a fairly unselfish player when he was with the Lakers. He said year after year that he could score 25 a game if he wanted to and once he left he proved it.

LakerTom,

"Drew breaks out this year and helps lead the Lakers to the 2010 NBA championship...."

- "Lead" the Lakers to the Championship - what do you mean by leading here? The team leader - too early for that (there is Kobe and Fish for that) Leader in scoring? - With Kobe as focal point of offense (as mentioned by PJ himself), that ain't gonna happen as well. Drew is currently nothing but a role player (now abuse or jump all over me for humiliating your guy). Let him play and exceed his expectations from his role, then lets think about "leading" the team to a championship.

"Fans will be a more supportive of their future franchise player than they are right now"

- Still dude's got a lot to prove, to be called the future franchise player. Having potential is one, and bringing out that to play is another. The "future of franchise" does not come on a platter. Lets see if Drew deserves that.


"We have a 22-year old phenom who has every other team in the league green with envy, including the ultimate greenies themselves."

- This is the ultimate statement of your man-love towards Bynym. Really, the whole league is envying at him? Magic have got Dwight Howard, Blazers have Oden, and weenies have Perkins. Would you think any of those three teams would exchange their centers for Bynum? Only if the answer is yes, then you can call him, "League's Envy".

"You have to look long and far to find another young man in the NBA with his intelligence, maturity, work ethic, and motivation"

- What do you mean here by intelligence, work ethic etc? If you clearly define, I can name other young guys too who do it.


"Maybe you all should go out and start rooting for Blake Griffin if you don’t like Andrew Bynum"

- Please explain on why should we root for Griffin? All you want to hear is Bynum-love and no one to criticize him? If you want that to happen, then you should better keep reading your own posts than ask everyone who criticizes to go away!!


We all do like Andrew, and none of us want him to fail or go bust. He's a good player, and he has miles to go to even become a "potentia great", let alone a "great". So, do accept the fact, or if you cant accept just ignore those who state those, instead of calling them as blasphemous or non-fans!!

Considering how everyone jumped on the Lakers bandwagon in the 04 and 08 Finals, I'm fine with whoever not picking the Lakers.

Though a 72-win team and no Championship is the opposite of the Lakers. It's the Mavs or Kings (when they were good). In my view, the Lakers are more likely to blow a bunch of games, settle for an OK regular season record, and show their brilliance when it counts in the playoffs. Since I know they can win a Championship now, this time I won't blow my top when they lose to the Bobcats at home again.

72 wins is good but not cool if u dont win the trophy. i rather have the trophy then the bulls record. n u cant get 72 wins n lose in the finals cuz then that would be kinda messed up. celtics n everyone are going down again this season. go lakers!!

Scott is right on:

" In my view, the Lakers are more likely to blow a bunch of games, settle for an OK regular season record, and show their brilliance when it counts in the playoffs"

I am coming out of my Lakerholic stupor from the championship. I've put my Laker screensaver on my computer at work and at home. I've pulled out all of my Laker tee shirts so that I can represent. I've notified anyone that will listen it is about to happen.

The season and the show is about to start. It doesn't matter what Reggie or what's his face say, until I hear Charles Barkley say that the Lakers will not win the championship this year, I'll know it is a wrap. Folks, we can ready for another Laker Championship in 2010.

reggie is still bitter about losing the title to the lakers in the 2000 season

One telling thing about Reggie Miller is that he was a great shooter but he was selfish.

Magic tried to recruit him to Lakers but RM said no because this was Mgics team and RM wanted to be the man and be his team.

That says alot about his smarts.


there is no money, but there is a required minumim IQ, so you are probably out of luc


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