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Lakers on the All-Star ballot: Odds, ends and strategies

Converse_all-stars The All-Star ballots were released today, along with a new avenue for voting.  Texting!!!  It's what the kids enjoy, as is my understanding of kids these days and their hobbies.   As for the purple and gold players officially eligible for a nod, we're looking at Ron Artest, Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom.  Since everyone gets excited at the thought of an All-Star game chock full of Lakers, I offer a few alphabetically arranged thoughts on their individual prospects for a gig over the break.

While his stats have climbed up of late, I'm guessing Artest's overall numbers- particularly points- will be too low for him to emerge a serious contender.  And since defense plays into the process just barely more than the non-existent essay contest, Artest looks even more like a dark horse candidate who'd need an ace in the hole to get over the hump. 

Enter Twitter.

The All-Star format is nothing if not interactive with the unwashed masses, who tend to regard Artest as something of a Twitter deity.  He's handing out milkshakes.  Taking folks to Sparks games.  Hell, he even tweeted his cellie digits for anyone that wanted to give him a ring.  Dude basically owns cyberspace.  You don't think he could use Twitter to drum up a little "Vote Early, Vote Often" action?  If anyone can use the latest social networking craze to tip the scales in his favor, it's Artest.  I think he and his brother Daniel account for roughly 37% of the world's Tweets by themselves.

Obviously, Kobe's set in stone as a starting guard.  It would be less shocking for me to make the All-Star team than the above mentioned outcome not to happen.  For me, what's most interesting with Kobe is the possibility of Kobe leading all players with votes.  Last season, he trailed just Dwight Howard, and was just nudged out by KG and LeBron in 2008.  But between the recent title, his red hot start, and the oodles of Chinese voters who already consider Kobe a God and need someone to push hard with Yao and Yi out (and Yue really out), I'd handicap Kobe with pretty strong odds. 

Plus, today's youth is navigating the Internet at a shockingly early age, meaning a recent sing-a-along participation could push Kobe over the top.  Unless, of course, he's penalized for his actual singing.

(By the way, I realize Sesame Street has turned "doing stuff kids won't understand to entertain their parents" into an art form, but even by that standard, this is quite the crew of celebs the average five-year won't recognize, beyond Kobe.  Christina Applegate? An Access Hollywood personality that even I had to Google? Jake Gyllenhaal? "Mommy, mommy!  Jake from 'Donnie Darko,' 'Brokeback Mountain,' and 'Jarhead' is singing! I can't wait to see him in 'Brothers!'" The guy's a Andrew Bynum dunks the ball good actor, but seriously, if your Kindergartner is even aware of Gyllenhaal's existence, you may very well be something of a slack ass parent. I'm just saying.)

During the preseason, I heard a few fans and media members wonder if the Rockets would omit a  not-likely-to-play Yao Ming from the ballot, preventing an "it's all one big popularity contest" snafu for Drew.   Well, Houston did, which obviously plays well into the kid's quest for All-Star glory. 

He will, however have to compete with the high profile name that is Amare Stoudemire, and lest we forget, when it comes to starting, this is all one big popularity contest.  The Artist formerly known as STAT's stats aren't quite at Drew's level thus far, but at the same time, they're still pretty good and Amare's been to the party four times.  But whether as a starter or a reserve, Drew's on a pretty solid track, his only real competition beyond Stoudemire coming from the Clippers' Chris Kaman, the reigning Western Conference Player of the Week who's seriously balling with Blake Griffin grounded.  Should three centers get named, I'd say Drew's an absolute lock.

Before the season began, Gasol was absolutely rolling towards his third bid.  A "soft" shedding playoffs and Finals run.  Euro ball championship.  Entrance into the "NBA's best power forward" discussion.  Then came a hammy injury with an indefinite time table for healing.  One figures the more games missed, the more his odds of being named decrease.  Granted, there are always exceptions.  T-Mac is typically a vote magnet and I don't remember the last time he wasn't dealing with an ailment of sorts.  But unless Pau gets enough votes to start, he runs a serious risk of getting shined in a Western Conference loaded with quality forwards.

Lamar and Khloe OK! Odom's quest is the most uphill.  He's not a scorer by nature.  He's still seen by some "underachiever."  It's tough for a sixth man- even one as critical as Lamar- to make the All-Star team, and those not paying attention will still consider him a sub even while he's currently acting as a starter.  None of these factors scream "no break in February," particularly when he's only a borderline candidate to begin with. 

But like I said, this is in fact one big popularity contest.  Lamar Odom is now a celebrity beyond the court, married to a lady with an eponymous reality TV show.  Said eponymous-ness likely affords Khloe a certain degree of creative control over plotlines (not that reality TV is in any way scripted or inorganic, of course).  Seems to me that a series of episodes centering around her hubby's desire to make the All-Star squad could be stretched out over several weeks until the chosen ones are revealed in January.  

Just picture the drama as Lamar pours over this laptop, announcing to Khloe where he's currently ranked!  As is my understanding, this is a popular TV show.  That's a lot of viewers emotionally invested in LO making the cut.  If people vote in droves over something as stupid as "American Idol," which is nothing more than glorified karaoke, "Keeping up with the Kardashians" must be compelling enough to influence the All-Star vote.  You could even split the difference and have "special guest" Kelly Clarkson appear on KUWTK, complaining about writer's block suffered while fretting LO's All-Star fate.  LO makes the cut, then celebrates an artistically recharged Clarkson to his Rich Soil label.   It's the stuff Sweeps Weeks are made of, baby!!!

AK 

 
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I see Hollywood writers drooling over the LO storyline already. We'll see if LO plays ball...

For Real Neither Captain Jack or Iverson are "wrong". Like somone said before how would u feel getting put behind Conley on a Losing team when you KNEW you could still average 25 and 8???cuz I KNOW iverson could still do it. Iverson is a real man in a leauge with people scared to speak the truth. Now I agree u gotta pick your spots to say things but, he is an ALL-Time great. Caould you imagine Kobe gettin treated like this,T-Mac(and He always injured) Paul Pierce.Ray Allen,Vince Carter?? It's more because Iverson is a real person instead of a media darling. He doesn't care about media love just wins and I respect that. if You can't respect that drown yourself and take extra long to do it. You guys are like vultures hovering around a dying animal only this animal ain't dying. This Blo g is a classy blog don't disrespect it by disrespecting a great player. I'd like to see another player not named Kobe take the team he did to the Finals. Kobe is my fav player Lakers my fav team but it hurts me as a basketball fan to see how they are treating him. I wish he could be a Laker because he DESERVES a ring. More than Ray Allen,Paul Pierce or KG and not because they Celtics(ok partly cuz they are lol) Now if someone doesn't like Iverson Give me prof he can't do it. Give me proof he's a cancer(not Detroit it was the coach who is on record for lying to Iverson and Rip) I need solid proof. not ohh he's bot an attitude thats not sayin nothing in this leauge of prima donns. I expect more from real basketball fans. Jon K. I love your chrono readings pull one up on Iverson stop taking trash about you obviously must not like him otherwise you wouldn't be saying these things, cuz your repeating espN garbage tsk tsk tsk of all people. Give me Iverson for Farmar and Sasha or Ammo. oh wait he can be had for any of them straight up(he makes 3.1 mil)Iverson would noy cause problems and he'd still get 25-30 mins a game because fisher needs a break and spell Kobe without losing that GOAT type scoring touch from the floor. Please Dissenters prove ME WRONG!!!!! There i've said enough

Never really explained about Stephen Jackson(who won a ring with the classy Spurs, AHEM says something bout his character don't you think???!!! But Two words should help you guys out. DON NELSON NUFF SAID lol. Plz don't act like the same people who think Vick sucks i don't care how you feel about dogs it don't change the truth(Oh Nascar drivers Cock fight so why they ain't in jail?????) I love/Hate America lol really I love it and hate it at the same time

LOl AK/BK Yall are the reason I come here(along with other great basketball minds ;) )

Hey Yellofever yeah I'm calling you out. Since when is somone who average 7.5 assist a game a ballhog? I won't disagree completely with SJAx but he did scale back for the spurs(and had like 14-17 assists last game lol i don't know where he finished but he had 14 last time i checked). Iverson is not a ballhog. He's generally been the only scorer on his teams. All this Iverson hate is gonna make me start pulling up his teams and the players on them. Eric Snow?Aron Mckie? Theo Ratliff? Raja Bell? Glenn i was washed up at the time and never played d Robinson? eith I don't even play in the leauge anymore Van Horn??? and thats off the top of my head. Lets do some history lessons guys. I'm 23 ad my memory is in fine orderr so again tel me why Iverson should shut up and be disrespected?? oh the same way rosa parks should have shut up and went to the back of the bus huh? Your telling me Phil could turn Smush Parker into a decent starter but Iverson is too much of a head case?? You forget who we are we are the LAKERS no one dissrespects the uni and stays long. Iverson would know he's on the ride for a championship and you don't seem to understand he thirsts for one like a man in a desert with no water. So again he's 34 on a team without a chance to even ake the playoffs hence he can't secure his legacy that wouldn't hurt you?? Step in that mans shoes for a min and THINK i know it hurts your brain BUT THINK ABOUT IT

AK,

I Love the assessment of:

1) American Idol
2) Reality TV in general
3) KUWTK as a potential vote getter for LO
4) How all could play into sweeps week for E!

What do you think Talk Soup would say if that "Reality Dream Scenario" were to transpire?

True, American Idol is glorified karaoke, but when it sounds like this, I say, it's good to get your glory on.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGwD2T6t8C0


OK, the all-star ballots are out, but when can I vote? I've been trying to vote all morning, to no avail.


Speaking of Karaoke, this one is pretty good, too:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQX7dm0I0cI


Looking around, I realize I'm the only one at Starbucks with "Conan the Barbarian" playing on his computer. Poor saps; don't know how to drop the reins and live. Hey, netflicks is good to travel. So long as you got the free wifi, you've got movies at your fingertips. This is good.


Wes

AK

Funny take on the Kobe vid. To kids, it's just a guy named Jake. Having done dad time with Sesame Street, the "give the parents something to smile about" moments were all that.

Should you choose the dad option, some exhausted day in your future, you'll understand.

'We talkin' 'bout practice. Practice. Not a game, not a game....practice.'

If that isn't comedy gold, I don't know what is....

mamba0824,
" He doesn't care about media love just wins "

Iverson doesn't care about wins, he cares about Iverson. Always has, and apparently always will. And at this point of his career, that doesn't work with most teams.

Why the Orc looking one Lamar?

Good morning Mamba24 & the fabulous Laker morning CRUE!!!

I more day before Game Day - sheesh....

So I finally saw the Lopez Tonight Show I had saved on the Tivo. Hilarious when Fish asked Kobe about the Eagles LOL!

The best part to me though, was when George asked the Bean about if he wears his championship ring. Kobe said he wore it the day of the ceremony, then took it home and put it in the safe because it was now time to get another one.

I LOVE IT!!!! DON'T YOU LOVE IT???

This is the leader of our team. Hungry for more. Working on his game. Going all out. No resting on laurels. I love this man and am so glad he's a Laker (and will be for life).

It's all about the RINGS!!! (and the love, of course)

GO LAKERS!!!

Nothing but another title will suffice.

AK,

Am I going to see Lakers Blog digest on grocery check-out counters talking about the latest gossips on LO-Khloe, Sasha-Sharapova, Drew-Rihanna & Playboy bunnies and Artest's karioke career?

Hollywood's way of life is just contagious.

AK,
The Eponymous was the smaller carnivorous ones, that hunted in packs, right? They were one of my favorites!!


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>>> So Steven Jackson wants to be traded, but not out of spite....
>>> Why in the world would any NBA team want this child on its team?....
>>> This guy is an infection not a guy you would want on your team...
>>> What a joke. ¬ –Thirty2.
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>>> I would like it if Captain Jack became a Laker. I think that he would be able to adjust
>>> to the system and I don't think he is capable of breaking up the chemistry of this team,
>>> which is a pretty damn stable chemistry. – phred.
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>>> has this blog gone completely mad??
>>> first theres talk about AI in a lakers uniform and now SJAX??
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>>> why would nellie want a slow stiff like luke? – yellofever.
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>>> Hey Yellofever yeah I'm calling you out. Since when is somone who average 7.5 assist
>>> a game a ballhog? I won't disagree completely with SJAx but he did scale back for the
>>> spurs (and had like 14-17 assists last game lol i don't know where he finished but he
>>> had 14 last time i checked). –Mamba0824.
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In response to yellofever, I am not really serious about Stephen Jackson because I know we already have a lot to digest to defend our championship and because I don’t buy all the hype about how Fish is through or our bench can’t get the job done. It’s all too early to make final judgments. However, having said all that, I have always coveted Captain Jack much like Ron Artest because the guy can play defense and is a clutch player. And I don’t want to see him as a Spur or Cavalier. So I would be thrilled if Mitch suddenly announced that we had traded any combo of bench players for SJax.
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I also think Stephen Jackson is a completely different case than AI because (1) he has won an NBA championship with the Spurs, (2) is capable of playing lock-down defense on either guard or small forward positions, (3) wants to play for a contending team, and (4) is willing to practice. LOL!
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#4,
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>>> LakerTom, saw your post on being a fellow highlander. Had a great time there,
>>> like you said, they had some great IM leagues. I went to Cal State San Berdoo as well to play,
>>> and the competition was always good.
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>>> I spent an inordinate amount of time at the Commons. Was the Barn still a great place
>>> for music when you were there?
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When I went to UCR, our intramural team – the Pottsville Maroons – had won 9 out of 10 championships. And the Barn was THE place to hang. Lots of fun being a Highlander.
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'We talkin' 'bout practice. Practice. Not a game, not a game....practice.' If that isn't comedy gold, I don't know what is.... Posted by: #4 | November 11, 2009 at 08:10 AM

I GOT ONE FOR YOU #4 http://tinyurl.com/37cq9w

JUST SAY NO to Allen "I don't need no stinkin' practice" Iverson.

Come on - be real. This guy is better left retired.

If Mitch actually cared about the Lakers, he would manage to get Jackson, Iverson, and Shaq on to the team!! Think about that roster!!

Mo' AI

At first the Worthy spin on Iverson made sense. Some vets get to a point where they don't care about a ring, they just don't want to give up the life, especially on the road. If you read between those lines, you're understandably jealous.

But AI went left. Could it be about basketball? If you've ever known an ex star of anything, you may have noticed how hard it is to come down from those heights. It's about bein' the man. See Favre, Brett.

IT's still hard to guard AI but he does a great job of getting in his own way.

AK & BK

Amare is a PF. Channing Fry is the Suns' center. A player's official position is determined by whom they guard. Unless Amare defends Bynum on Thursday, the NBA needs to change their ballot.


'We talkin' 'bout practice. Practice. Not a game, not a game....practice.' If that isn't comedy gold, I don't know what is.... Posted by: #4 | November 11, 2009 at 08:10 AM

I GOT two for the price of one:
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Good morning everyone,

If Andrew Bynum continues to put up the numbers he's currently averaging in the absence of Pau Gasol and the Lakers keep winning, he should be a lock to make the All-Star team with Kobe. Artest has an outside shot to make it and I don't think LO will get there because of the logjam at PF.

While it's true that All-Star voting is mostly a popularity contest, I think that both Bynum and Kaman should make the All-Star team especially if they continue to play the way they've been playing early on. Amare is a very good player, but I think that some of his offensive numbers are inflated due to the system he plays in and because he's the beneficiary of many Steve Nash assists(not a knock on Amare, just stating the facts).

I also believe that when Pau returns, he will also get back to his All-Star form as well and the Lakers will at full strength. I can't wait to see our team fully healthy.

Please Dissenters prove ME WRONG!!!!! - mamba0824

"We talkin' 'bout PRACTICE"
Larry Brown was the 76'ers coach at the time

I think that pretty much says it all
If AI doesn't go back to Memphis with his tail between his legs, his career is over!
And, I don't think he could average anywhere NEAR 25 and 8 ever again.

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I love LA...


And...


Has anyone else noticed that a large portion of scientists are getting on board the 'Hobbit was real' bandwagon? They have several skeletons now of a human-like creature discovered in and around the philippians/indonesia that lived between 170,000-35,000 years ago and stood 3 feet tall with proportions very similar to humans--meaning they weren't short and stocky like neanderthals, but short and spindly, like skinny, modern, 36 inch tall humans. Amazing.


They hunted elephants as big as cows, BTW. Everything shrinks on islands.


See for yourselves for free from NOVA:


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/hobbit/


Wes

A 6th man can make the team. Just ask Kobe how he made it the first time. Alas, LO is no Kobe, even though Clipper fans tried to tell me many years ago that LO was the greatest athlete in Los Angeles (uh, yeah... how'd that go?)

Mamba0824,
Dominique has been butchered by pundits and fans over the decades, and he didn't deserve an ounce of it. Many of the criticisms were fair, but generally overdone and to this day he's considered the paradigm of over rated talent gone to waste. Just as I think that's totally unfair and doesn't reflect the man's contributions or play in any sense at all, I agree with you about Allen Iverson. It's why during the summer I expressed my own opinion that perhaps management could consider AI on the Lakers.

BUT, his problems right now, though partially unjust, come from his unwillingness to take it "for the team". It started in Detroit, where he was treated like dirt while the team tanked (and Denver rose) and now it's continuing even after a summer of NO offers on a lottery bound team. It boggles my mind, and even though I agree with you that he's being treated completely unfairly here (and getting massive bad press left and right), all it would take is for him to shut up and play.

As I was once told in matters of political sports "leave no doubt". In other words, AI could solve his problem by playing so well that even an idiot could see that the coach is a moron. But instead of doing this, he tells everyone that he's capable of this scenario while simultaneously refusing. He's right with his words, but he's wrong with his actions (and he's wrong for actually verbalizing the words).

He is getting the shaft, there's no doubt about it, but he's giving himself the shaft with his antics in response to it.

If he would have just shut up and played, he would have had many teams knocking on the door this offseason. He may not ever make 20 million a year, but he'd have options. Now he's running out of them and it's strictly a combination of politics and his negative response to it - 95% of people will not think his situation all the way through and will only attribute him the negative portion without considering the political portion.

It's that fear of fan backlash, along with the fear that just maybe it's only his attitude and not a combination of factors, that will prevent GMs from making a deal with Memphis or from making an offer this offseason.

Put it to you this way, had AI accepted a role off the bench in Detroit, more Laker fans would have felt as I did, and had AI accepted his role in Memphis, an over abundance would have agreed with such a proposal for next year (as fans come to learn that Artest is not a locker room or team liability like 90% of them all thought)... but because he didn't take it lying down (somewhat a testimant to his competitiveness), there's no way in Haddes that a reasonable fan would want him.

Thanks, AK. Needed that.

If we could take a moment, please, and remember the day.
God Bless the Vets who served us and made this country great. They even fought for lakers fans.....:)
This is my second one without my father, who served in WWII. He loved the war so much, that we didn't find out he won THREE medals (one for bravery) until after he died. He never talked about it, and never wanted any of his three sons anywhere near a war. I guess that's just how he coped with it!! Happy Veterans' Day to all our Vets, we love you and thank you!

"Just picture the drama as Lamar pours over this laptop, announcing to Khloe where he's currently ranked! As is my understanding, this is a popular TV show. That's a lot of viewers emotionally invested in LO making the cut. If people vote in droves over something as stupid as "American Idol," which is nothing more than glorified karaoke, "Keeping up with the Kardashians" must be compelling enough to influence the All-Star vote. You could even split the difference and have "special guest" Kelly Clarkson appear on KUWTK, complaining about writer's block suffered while fretting LO's All-Star fate. LO makes the cut, then celebrates an artistically recharged Clarkson to his Rich Soil label. It's the stuff Sweeps Weeks are made of, baby!!!"


Oh my frickin' GOD! This is the stuff chuckles are born from and boy did I have a litter! Thank you Mr. Andrew Kamenetzky for brightening a dour day with some hilarit-ay.


I think Lamar could make the All-Star team as a reserve this year. Alvin Gentry just might be coaching the squad and he'll choose Lamar because they were Clippers together and as Elton Brand will tell you, once a Clipper always a Clipper. Or, if PJ is coaching you just know he'll throw Lamar and Pau on the team just to upset Celtic fans everywhere.


Wait, do all the coaches vote for the reserves or does the staff coaching the actual game get to choose? Don't remember.


Kobe's a lock, Artest I think is the least likely, unless he bumps his PPG up to about 18 and keeps rebounding and assisting at his current clip. I don't know about Artest. I do think Bynum will be an All Star if he keeps averaging 20 and 10, there's not another WC center doing that, yet. STATS could, Duncan could (but I think he's listed as a PF now, and he's playing his age). I'm a bit bummed Fish isn't even listed, I know it's a populairty contest but c'mon!


Anyone think Luke will make his first All Star appearance? Maybe in the Slam Dunk contest? I can see the Final Round now: Le Bron James, the supposed lock to win his first Slam Dunk award is sweating rocks because he looks down the bench and sees a serene and tranquil Luke Walton. No one thought Luke could complete his summersault in mid-air with a twist reverse slam dunk but he just brought the house down after completing the most difficult dunk ever attempted. Now Le Bron is looking at the silly costume he brought in a duffle bag, "Gimmicks won't beat Luke Walton, I gotta come with something big!" So he stands up, walks over to Luke and shakes his hand in a sign of concession. Luke Walton, Slam Dunk Champion of 2009-10!


It could happen.

Superb article AK.

"Just picture the drama as Lamar pours over this laptop, announcing to Khloe where he's currently ranked! "

hahah.

Mamba 0824

Didn't know I hit a nerve there but pls keep ur panties on!!!

I don't know what else to say except he's burned bridges at every stop in his career. Larry brown, george karl, curry and now hollins.... Can u name one coach who has nice things to say about him?? Even george karl once said good effin riddance and he was amazed at his teams transformation after iverson left and u know karl is as much a players coach as it gets in this league... Now in iversons defense I get ur argument curry may have given him promises to be a starter but ur cryin over spilled milk.

AI's TRACK RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF... The turning point in his career was the chauncey trade. I think that validated in every GMs eyes that teams WILL NEVER WIN WITH HIM.. How do u explain denver going from #8 seed to #1-2 seed AND detroit going from #1-2 seed to missing playoffs all in a span of less than a year??

But did u just say "he's not a ballhog and he's generally never had scorers on his teams..." WOW how bout rip hamilton, carmelo, and now oj mayo and if u gotta go all the way back to snow, mckie and ratliff to back your point then ur obviously scrapin the bottom of the can and no further comments necessary.

So before u go huffin and puffin about AI just think for a minute and ask urself "Do u think there's a chance AI actually brought this upon himself??"


Wes,

"True, American Idol is glorified karaoke"

Absolutely, but what's worse is that the show glorifies people without genuine talent. Being able to sing is a very low level of musical ability. The ability to songwrite is a much deeper level of talent.

I, personally, find the show to be Luciferian in nature. "FAME" is the unholy American IDOL that our society worships. It's that desire that keeps us from being able to be our best--fame over passion.

I find "American Idol" to represent all the worst in American society--pure stupid narcissistic banality.

Our country will be better off when that show is off the air.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

Mamba24,

I'll do a reading on Iverson when I have time. We'll see what makes the lunatic tick.

For what it's worth, my brother-in-law's sister's husband played with Iverson in Philadelphia for a year and said that Iverson was not only a great teammate, but that he never saw a player work harder on improving his game.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

LakerTom,

That was a great article on Lamar's best man,

Nice to know some stories have happy endings.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

exheldovr,

"If Mitch actually cared about the Lakers, he would manage to get Jackson, Iverson, and Shaq on to the team!!"

That COULD be the Cavs before the season is over. Wouldn't that just be wonderful?

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

Man...that Sesame Street clip WAS a bit brutal. None of those celebs can carry a tune (no offense Kobe, but you will never be mistook for Barry White) and I really have to agree that Jake is a wee bit outta place.


It's nice to know that it's gone for 40 years, like the Lakers, Sesame Street is woven into the fabric of our country. It's great for kids, fun for adults and if I'm ever on Sesame Street, I'll know I've truly made it.

LakerTom


Great link to the article. Whatever anyone thinks of Lamar as a player, you can never take away who he is or how he has grown. Reality TV couldn't script a life as tragic as Lamar's (hell, even some of Shakespeare's tragedies seem rosier by comparison) but through it all, he shows up to work, plats hard and has helped lead this Laker squaad back to the heights of the NBA.


For that, Lamar, I say 'Thank you'.

wesjoenixon

Has anyone else noticed that a large portion of scientists are getting on board the 'Hobbit was real' bandwagon?


-Totally awesome, that should make hobbitmage happy that he's been scientifically verified.

Iverson might be a little inarticulate in how he says things but which guard in MEMPHIS SHOULD HE BACK UP? He should start. End of story. I bet they didnt ask him to come off the bench when they signed him. He would not have signed with the lowly grizz unless he was given assurances that he would be given the reigns, now they try to turn him into a scapegoat.


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