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Kobe Bryant: M(ost) V(aluable) P(resident of the future)

Save physically and/or socially awkward science fiction types participating only because the gym teacher President Obama plays basketball in pants demands it, people do not generally wear pants to play basketball. Like a good Vegas stage show, some amount of leg is required. In fact, there's only one guy I can think of who has in recent memory taken his short pants all the way to the floor during a run on the hardwood: President Barack Obama (right).

Until today, that is.

Yes, no less than Kobe Bryant spent Tuesday's practice in a pair of gleaming white sweat pants. Last week(ish), I posted information about the delay in consummating a contract extension for LA's favorite superstar. It referred to things like "salary caps" and "collective bargaining agreements." Based on Tuesday's events, though, one can't overlook the notion that Kobe simply may want to be tied down too long after his 35th birthday, when he will be Constitutionally eligible for our nation's highest office. Now, the responsible thing would be to point out that Kobe has never served in public office, never expressed any real desire to do so, and has many good years left on the basketball court. That's not the direction I'm going to go. Instead, I'll put it this way: All available evidence suggests Kobe Bryant has every intention of being President of the United States, and soon.

Moving on...

Kobe didn't do much to build his voter base in today's firsts vs. seconds scrimmage. He hit what proved to be the game winner (Adam Morrison had a chance to steal back the victory with a buzzer beating three, but apparently hasn't mastered this...) in a big comeback victory for the starters, and didn't miss the chance to talk a little trash when it was done, either. Both on the court, and to the media (see below).

He did note how hard the reserves force the starters to play on a daily basis, and how that contributes to the quality of the team generally. I mostly saw that as a transparent vote grab, an attempt to pander to guys Kobe hopes will eventually comprise his base. Guys not only who will vote for him, but also pass out a few fliers or work a phone bank. It could just be me, though, since I've already grown weary with the politicization of Lakers practice.

More news/video below...

The only real nuggety note from today was the possible loss of DJ Mbenga, who was limping off the floor with the help of trainer Gary Vitti as the media was let in. It's reasonable to wonder if he re-aggravated the groin injury that was a problem during training camp and over the first games of the regular season. We'll learn more tomorrow, I'm sure.

Most everything else at Tuesday's run was centered around tomorrow's matchup with the Jazz at Staples. Utah will come in hot, winning eight of their last 10, including two victories over San Antonio and another over Portland. The Lakers know the Jazz will provide a test. "They're playing well. (Carlos) Boozer was the Player of the Month, or Week, or whenever the NBA gives them out," Phil Jackson said. "They're physical games (we play against them)." 

"They always play us tough. We know each other about as well as two teams can know each other," Kobe said.

No argument from Derek Fisher. "They play a style of game that allows them to compete against anybody. They're a team that moves the ball offensively. They pass, they cut, they share the ball, they're going to have a high number of assists, and they do a lot of things in the paint, which really puts you in foul situations, slows the game down, and they play hard. When you bring those to the table, you can play against anybody."

Don't call Fish a liar, either. The numbers show the Jazz lead the league in assist ratio, and are third in the NBA generating and-one chances per FG attempt (the Lakers, by the way, are tops in that category). Nor do they play all that fast.

We'll have more on this one tomorrow, for sure. In the meantime, enjoy these moving pictures:

PHIL JACKSON: On measuring practices to keep guys fresh ahead of a crowded December schedule, and tomorrow's game:

KOBE BRYANT: On the Jazz, the upcoming road trip, and today's scrimmage. (NOTE: I can't tell you exactly what he said in response to the last question in the vid, but it's not "You're right, they do beat us all the time."):

ANDREW BYNUM: On playing the Jazz, the upcoming road trip:

BK

(PHOTO: President Barack Obama dribbles the basketball. Credit Bill Frakes, SI)

 
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AK/BK

When are the Lakers scheduled for their White House visit for winning the championship?

Also think Obama will do a little one on one with Kobe?

Kobe can start his political career by becoming ambassador to Italy. Taking the lead on political relations with the EU. He's probably one of the most recognizable Americans in Europe.
Then he can be ambassador to Mexico due to Vanessa's heritage and KB speaks Spanish too.
After that he becomes governor of California. I'm sure he has as many fans around the Bay area and even Sacramento as Southern Cal. Didn't we hear the M-V-P chant up in cowtown?
Then just like Ronald Reagan, the White House.
Of course, Fox News will bring up Colorado again and the Bryants have their own nannygate but there's enough Laker fans to vote him in.

uh oh, Shaq just announced that he's running for 2012...I think this could apply either for presidency or lack of excersie

"Injured forward Luke Walton is trading his Los Angeles Lakers jersey for a seat behind the microphone."

He could be the next Chick-in-the-making. Supposing he becomes the Lakers broadcaster, would he renounce his player contract in exchange of media broadcasting. Throughout the afternoon on K710, he was maligned by John Ireland that if Kobe decides to pass his last second shot, who would be that player? Mychal insisted of Fisher while John says: "how about giving it to Luke?' then a chuckle.

These guys couled be branded as Luke haters too if they are posting their biases on the blog. Lately, I noticed you are free to chastise Ammo, Sasha, Powell but not the sacred ones. Don't ever mention Luke or Farmar or else you will be accused as a red blooded hater by the elders. You have to accept them willingly and also be a fanatical fan ...."for better or for worse till death do us part".

How do we distinguish hating from criticizing? Who sets the standards on free speech?

For once I wish the Lakers would just be blunt in their responses about certain teams instead of being so diplomatic and cliche. Fact is, we have owned the Jazz the past two seasons and most of the games haven't been that competitive or close even in the playoffs. It's the same old song and dance with the Jazz, tough, disciplined, blah, blah, blah. I know it's about respecting a team, but sometimes it just sounds phony speaking so highly of a team that isn't that much of a threat. Just my opinion.

yeah, there is a real shortage of luke criticism around here. Censorship!

I just want everybody to celebrate with me today. I actually bought league pass. Yup, I actually have a good enough internet connection and everything, and they actually offer it in my area. amazing. My apologies to both the people in the live chat who counted on my to provide links and to everybody in the blog who will have to put up with me actually thinking I know something now that I can tell the players apart when I watch the game.

Also I would like to apologize to my friends and relatives, who will never see me again, unless they come by to watch the game.

So I’m watching the rerun of the phx game. Couple of thoughts on the first half, in convenient numbered form, cause that’s how I’m rolling today. 1)Farmar actually played pretty well. A hell of a lot better than Goran Dragic, too, if that actually needs saying. 2)the phx announcers seem to be watching a different game, one where phx is winning by about twenty due to the play of obvious GOAT Steve Nash, over such players as ‘Korbe Bryant’ and ‘Paul’ Gasol. Must be fun in their world. 3)In our world, Pau Gasol, Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum are playing pretty well.

On the second half 1)the phx announcers actually plugged the people who provided alvin gentry’s wardrobe. Life in the other half of the nba- give a guy a suit, get some advertising. 2)Jason Richardson is really pretty underrated. I knew he was pretty good, but even the phx guys don’t give him much love. 3)I still don’t know what Farmar was doing with that not a pass not a shot off the backboard with 8:00 left in the fourth. 4)Taylor Griffin has to stop going to BK’s barber.

Sp that’s what I did tonight. And please nobody destroy my buzz by mentioning how many lakers games aren’t covered by league pass.

also since we are apparently able to mention politics just for today, i would like to point out to LinBC that serving as governor of california is not exactly a great springboard to any office nowadays, local dog catcher or president.

and why would Kobe want to settle for being POTUS when he would then have to kow tow to the guy who will be holding the post powerful office on earth, future NBA president Derek Fisher?

Walton to temporarily fill in for Lakers broadcasts
Posted Dec 8 2009 8:09PM
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Injured forward Luke Walton is trading his Los Angeles Lakers jersey for a seat behind the microphone.
Walton will fill in for radio color commentator Mychal Thompson when the Lakers play Friday against Minnesota and Saturday at Utah. Thompson will miss those games because of a death in his family, the team said Tuesday.
Television color commentator Stu Lantz will miss six Lakers' games from Dec. 11-20 while his wife recovers from surgery. "Hot" Rod Hundley, a former Lakers color commentator alongside Chick Hearn and a former player on the team, will replace Lantz.
Hundley retired from full-time broadcasting after the Utah Jazz lost to the Lakers in the first round of last spring's playoffs. He had been the play-by-play voice of the Jazz on radio and TV for 31 seasons.
Walton has been out with a back injury after playing in the season's first nine games. His father Bill was a longtime broadcaster and studio analyst with the Los Angeles Clippers, NBC and ESPN.
The apple does not fall far from the tree......
He could bumble this and still be better than Stu Lance
I'd rather have Luke bumbling his words than his passes on the court

Joey Crawford just released his new book " Personal Foul" and on a related note, ex Laker, Sun Yue just released his new book " Fouled Out Again"

As Roseanne Roseannadanna would say, 'what's all this nonsense about Kobe Bryant being ost aluable resident?! That doesn't even make sense!

Edwin,

>>> Don't ever mention Luke or Farmar or else you will be accused as a red blooded hater by the elders.

Elders? Has the blog become the Talamasca?

Dave M,

Nowadays, Kobe is the most important mentor of Tiger Woods - how to deal with the fleeing advertisers. At least Nike is consistent, they never abandoned Kobe during his darkest hours and still backing Woods "Just Do It" persona. We are not hearing anything from Tiger too, did he turn into a chihuahua? lol! That's the standard of Nike would not accept. He can think of himself as Louis XIV entitled to have a great number of mistresses, provided he maintains the No. 1 ranking in golf. Time heals all ills, however it will depend 0n Mr. Woods how he'd handle his destiny? Will he follow the advice of Kobe or go with the path of OJ?

Is anyone else bothered by Lebron's dancing? First the guy doesn't shake the other team's hands, and then he starts dancing DURING the game to rub it in. Some role model...

Rick F,

I don't know the word so I have to research on google and here is what it says:

"The Talamasca Caste (or Order of the Talamasca or simply Talamasca) is described as a secret society set up to watch over and keep track of the paranormal, in particular, witches, spirits, werewolves and vampires. Rice describes them as "psychic detectives". It further added: The Talamasca's motto is "We watch. And we are always there. "

~~Haha...Rick, i think this is the description of lakerholics watching for trolls. lol!

Edwin - the glove does not fit! Tiger won't give oxygen to the flames, they'll die down in time. The admission by Agassi about wearing a wig though?! That will never go away - just tooo scarring.

i love him when he dances like grizzly bear. oh no, that is slow fat shaq

Kobe as president? I'm not sure thats such a good idea???
Get ready for quotes like these...

-'Ship his a$$ out....we could have had Jim F**&*& Grey!! '
(Unaware that he is being taped by fans in a parking lot Kobe expresses his desire in to get rid of former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau in exchange for Jim Grey)


-'Gordon promised me this wouldn't happen...he said he wanted to win now' ESPN radio
Kobe expresses his distaste on ESPN radio after British Prime Minister Gordon Brown states that rebuilding the world economy will be a step by step process.)

-'How dare Kim Jong Ill talk trash to me.I'll drop 81 nukes on him in one night'
(Kobe responds to the North Korean presidents latest harmless posturing.)

-'Get me the freakin mic and get the hell out of the way'
(Kobe takes exception to featuring in late night comedian David Lettermans top ten list.)

-'You can't just let him stroll onto the podium and say what he likes you gotta hit him hard so he thinks twice about attacking you again'
(Kobe justifies a violent assault on his opponent during the first presidential debate)

'I did not have sexual relations with that...well actually I did...anyone know of a good jeweller in DC?'
(Kobe responds to allegations of an affair with an intern)

'My supporting cast did a great job'
(Kobe after a successful G20 summit)

Phred,

Congratulations and condolences. Congratulations for League Pass. I got it
last year. It's like crack! I watch the Celtics play, just so I can dream about
how the Lakers can beat them. It's similar to pulling the wings off of flys,
but the commericals can be good. [ puppets ]

Condolences. Your social life is about to disappear. You may stay strong
for a month or two & the DVR from DirecTV works, but watching in real
time is the song of the Siren. You watch because you CAN!

Case in point: The Grizzlies beat the Cavs. Yes, I caught part of it. Because
I could. :)

re: phx. I don't think J. Richardson is under-rated. He's really good. I
think phx has disillusioned the masses. Their style has not been successful
and more traditional teams are playing great.

re: Lakersgames. On DirecTV with League Pass, I get to watch them all. I missed 1 Lakers game due to travelling.

Farmar has been scoring between 10 and 15 points per game. That is great. But he has nearly zero assists and 50% free throw shooting. Hmmn. Compared to his previous games, this is great. But, the Lakers would like superstar status at every level. And, he has room for improvement.

I haven't found the stat for turnovers. I hope that is a reason to celebrate!

GOOooooOOOO LAKERS !!!!

Hey guys!

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Remember this? :)

Brylle


hobbitmage,

that was pretty funny.

Being able to make nice comments about adversaries while still getting into their heads is a useful skill for Presidents, not just for NBA World Champion MVPs like Kobe.

I was able to watch a bit of the Cavs-Grizzlies game.

Marc Gasol is actually pretty damned good.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Did Lebron dance again after Shaq was unable to block Mike Conley's lay up?

Kobe can start his political career by becoming ambassador to Italy.

Posted by: LakerinBC | December 08, 2009 at 07:26 PM

I second that.
Obviously. :)

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Speaking of political hoopsters, wasn't Mychal Thompson going to be Prime Minister of the Bahamas before he took up talking pointlessly on the radio?


Let's just hope Luke's style as an announcer is not influenced by his father's. He doesn't play like The Big Readhead, so please let's not find out he announces like him. That would be "horrrrrrriblllllle."


Tom D.

Good Morning all. This blog is priceless. No matter how grumpy I feel when I get out of bed, a few minutes with all my friends on this blog makes the rest of the day fun.
Since Kobe is going to sign an extension for another ten years as a Laker, why don't we run Mamba 24 in 2012 as a fill in until Kobe retires?

Thanks to all and particularly AK/BK for making it possible.

Jack

Walton has played well the last few games!
Since we're doing politics, Sunderland > Meyers. There, I said it.

mage- thanks. that helped to deal with the whole .04 seconds of buyers remorse.

brylle- no, I don't remember that. I don't even recognize half of those guys. Were they really on the Lakers?

oh yeah, another bright side to Kobe as prez. They love that guy in China. Diplomatic jackpot.

AK/BK

It would be nice to leave politics out of this blog, don't we had an unspoken policy here? Lakers fans comes from all over political spectrum and if we start talking politics here, it can get pretty agly, don't you think?

Thanks in advance

Since Kobe is going to sign an extension for another ten years as a Laker, why don't we run Mamba 24 in 2012 as a fill in until Kobe retires? Posted by: LakerNorth | December 09, 2009 at 07:28 AM
ROFLMAO!!! You think things are bad now? Let me anywhere near the White House and You'll be running Mamba24 alright. But it's the thought that counts. Lol! Thanks Laker North.

Good morning Mamba24 & the fabulous Laker morning CRUE!!


GAME DAY BABY!!! YYYYEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!


Mamba24 - throw me on the bandwagon - how come the world chAmps can't get to the white house, but chUmps who didn't win anything can? That ain't right. It's a freaking travesty of justice is what it is.


Tom D - as long as Luke doesn't say anything resembling "throw it down big man" I'm all good.


phred - THE LOVE thinks it's awesome that you got your League Pass. THE LOVE knows that being in love with the Lakers and spending every waking moment watching them (and their competitors) is much more important than friends and family time. THE LOVE will back you up on this.

Mark - "Sunderland > Myers" - COULDN'T AGREE MORE!!!!!!!! I think we lost Sundy cuz Stu didn't like him.

Aaalll righty then - see y'all on the live chat tonight. Looking forward to the possible taco'ing of the Bootah Jizz.


GO LAKERS!!

Nothing but another title will suffice.

Brylle,

I just had flashbacks to 05'-06' sitting in a cubicle and viewing the 55 win bandwagon desktop background. Thanks for bringing back the memories and glad to see you here again

But just look at that starting line-up! There's not a true starter in the bunch except Mr 81

Luke Walton as a broadcaster makes absolute sense in my book. I'm not being funny here I'm being totally serious, the guy has perhaps the best voice since Don LaFontaine. Luke could make it big in voice over and/or broadcasting, easy. Hopefully he has the on-air personality to make color commentary work... I'm sure he'll do fine.

Sunderland was a victim of the Tomjanovich era Lakers - back when there was only 2 start worthy players on the entire team

HAIL TO THE BEEF(President Kobe)
So let’s all say hail to the Chief, Even though he was named after Prime Beef
To solve the world problems this is how it’s done, Let the leaders play Kobe one on one
Health Care is not so difficult you see, Everyone will just go see Laker trainer Vitti
If Kim Jung Sun wants to start a mess, let him deal with Defense Secretary Ron Artest
Health Care in the Senate would easily pass, If not Kobe will just “Ship their @zz
If the economy didn’t come back, Kobe would lend money from his new contract
Any troubles that happen in the Middle East, Would quickly be quelled by The Beast
To get us out of Afghanistan, bring in special diplomat Phil Jackson
He’ll teach everyone the meaning of zen, And have them rooting for the Lakers to win
The Gang crisis will quickly fold, for the only true “colors” will be Purple & Gold
The Lion will lie down with the Lamb and KG will say I’m a Bald Headed Lunatic yes I am

I am interested in hearing Luke do the color comentary, he knows this team as well as anyone.He's been on the team since Shaq was here and has stayed the whole time.

it might provide good insight to the team from a lokeroom point of view!

Tim-4-Show

Luke is far from Don LaFontaine. Very far.

phred,

HAHAHA! I'm having flashbacks of those season man. Before we were gunnin for 55 wins. DAMN! The players on that team are so *garbage* except for Kobe, LO and Luuuuuke (okay, don't hate me!)


Tim,

Yea. Those times were dark! HAHAHAHA! Can't believe how fast time flew by. Man oh man. And here we are fellow bloggers, still rooting for our LAKERS! LAKERS FOREVER!

I was googlin for a Lakers picture then my work came up. Man, I was so proud. HAHAHA! I'm getting inspired to do another wallpaper. :D


LAKERS FOREVER! BACK-To-BACK-to-BACK-to-BACK Championships!

Brylle

Luke as color commentator? I've heard him talk and there's nothing colorful about the guy.. But beggars can't be choosers and I'll take him in a booth instead of on the court anyday of the week

That Kobe last second shot clip is so satisfying. It's like finding one last cookie tucked between the bedspread and the pillow, just when you thought you'd eaten them all. And I'm surprised he didn't hurt his left knee on that play, what with the way he landed on it and all.


Is it game day? By God...


Wes


Heard JMeyers launched a full frontal attack for the TV gig. Ratings were down so low, cause, like, the team was unwatchable? Naturally TV execs decided to change the one thing they could and he got it with a face for radio. The man's a pro but the likability quotient is so far below the Chick bar you can't get under it.
To me, if you're gonna keep Stu, go with someone younger... but respectful of course.

Edwin Gueco,

YOU WROTE: " Don't ever mention Luke or Farmar or else you will be accused as a red blooded hater by the elders. ".

Elders? hmm, you must be a young person or a little brother in a family of a large roost who is used to following in the heels of elders. I suggest its about time you took the flight Jonathan Livinsgston Seagull.

YOU ALSO WROTE: “Who sets the standards on free speech?”

If it is pertaining to this blog then I suggest that you read the statement right above the comment box, it reads: “Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.”

Please feel free to ask more questions of your elders and hope this helps. Please stand up straight!!

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But he said Rings not points is what we play the game for.
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The smooth one Elgin Baylor & Magic Johnson the Icon.
The greatest centers like Shaq & Wilt & of course KAREEM
Worthty, Silk & Goodrich all claim The Lakers as their Team
Karl Malone & Gary Payton, A glove & Mailman we just leased
A 10 time Title Winning Coach who mastered 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 & Best Owner, Thank you Dr. Jerry Buss
We play for Rings & Rings only , which is why teams fear us.
That’s just a summary of our Resume, we don’t talk we Do.
We’re The Freaking Champion LAKERS Who the Hell are You
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SCHEDULE THE LAKERS FOR THEIR WHITE HOUSE VISIT NOW – BANDWAGON
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(01) JUST-A-LAKER-FAN – OWNER - When are the Lakers scheduled for their White House visit for winning the championship?
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – DRIVER - How come the world champs can't get to the white house, but chumps who didn't win anything can? That ain't right. It's a freaking travesty of justice is what it is.
(03) MAMBA24 – To hell with the Economy & Healthcare, give the Lakers their White House visit.

@ lakerfan

Edwin Gueco IS one of the Senior Members of the blog.

Please feel free to ask more questions of your elders and hope this helps. Please stand up straight!! Posted by: lakerfan | December 09, 2009 at 09:32 AM

Stop that LakerFan!

Is it game day? By God...Posted by: wesjoenixon | December 09, 2009 at 09:19 AM

ALL DAYS ARE BY GOD WES!

For once I wish the Lakers would just be blunt in their responses about certain teams instead of being so diplomatic and cliche. Fact is, we have owned the Jazz the past two seasons and most of the games haven't been that competitive or close even in the playoffs. It's the same old song and dance with the Jazz, tough, disciplined, blah, blah, blah. I know it's about respecting a team, but sometimes it just sounds phony speaking so highly of a team that isn't that much of a threat. Just my opinion.

Posted by: Nemaia Faletogo | December 08, 2009 at 07:34 PM
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Yeah, but you have to also consider the ramifications of such actions. You can't go around saying "Yeah we are gonna go out and demolish this team...they don't stand a chance!" All you do there is provide bulliten board material to fire the other team up. It pretty much puts a chip on the other teams shoulder for being called out that way and it makes games harder than they should be for the Lakers.

Also I would like to address this post...
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Since we're doing politics, Sunderland > Meyers. There, I said it.

Posted by: Mark | December 09, 2009 at 07:45 AM
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I've been saying this since day one...Joel Sucks *insert offensive term of your choice here*...But after hearing the PHX Play by Play crew the other night...god jesus it made me appricate the less horrible job Joel does on games.

Cry me a river Phred. League Pass? I can barely afford my Olde English 800. As it were...


Wes

Heard JMeyers launched a full frontal attack for the TV gig. Ratings were down so low, cause, like, the team was unwatchable? Naturally TV execs decided to change the one thing they could and he got it with a face for radio. The man's a pro but the likability quotient is so far below the Chick bar you can't get under it.
To me, if you're gonna keep Stu, go with someone younger... but respectful of course.
Posted by: VMan

We need a female color girl, someone pretty, that knows basketball, can speak intelligently, that will boost ratings, Stu and J Meyers ARE SO BORING.
The best game I've watched all year was the one Direct TV did, with 8 court side cameras and just the sounds of Staples Center, no announcers, it was heaven in High Def.

Lakerfan,

Will follow your advice henceforth but can't follow the path of Jonathan Lvingston, I'm afraid of heights more so, in flying with the gulls.

With regards to comments are moderated here, how come bloggers are also free to accuse someone as "hater" when they have not met him, seen him, know him personally, just read his post on this blog with regards to his personal viewpoint of a particular player? Are we really free to make opinions without fear of being chastised or ostracized by Talamascans (as referred by Rick F.)? How many times have Troy, Pfunk, Laker Truth or Never been vilified here just because they didn't go with the flow of the bandwagoners? Is that a fair treatment with fellow Laker fans who have different ideas diametrically opposed to the main stream?

VMan,

How can JMyers be compared to Chick when his basketball knowledge is sub par to Stu? He is celebrity struck by those courtside big shots, rather than focus on the game, he gets into socializing with celebs on live broadcast. This was a no-no during Chick's prime, the service to fans was supreme at all times, not even Susan Stratton, his producer and director could intervene when Chick is on the booth. That is his trademark and quality as a broadcaster. What drives us nuts in listening to those who followed Chicks, they are driven by ratings, they have been bought by commercials and social networking. Well, that's understandable too because they could not wield any power to defeat the ratings of TNT or ESPN national telecast.

Well, the Showtime players like James Worthy, Norm Nixon and Mychal Thompson are giving good analysis, Spero is doing his best and not claiming for glory. I still believe there is a young college guy out there who is savvy enough to be a play-by-play announcer, could include social networking without interrupting the live telecasts and a 21st century broadcaster who has the integrity to say NO to personal stories or experiences aired which oftentimes not related to the games being watched. I'm referring to Van Gundy and Collins who loved to belabor their coaching achievement or rather under achievements w/o Championship in their resume.

Is that a fair treatment with fellow Laker fans who have different ideas diametrically opposed to the main stream?
Posted by: Edwin Gueco | December 09, 2009 at 10:06 AM

No it's not Edwin and I stand with you.
Mamba24

Mamba24,

You are doing a good job in balancing your acts. You epitomized as a great fan with a big heart for everyone. Because of your creativity, poetic integrity you have inspired all people to post and not afraid of possible consequences of being defined and delineated.

How many fans out there (worldwide or in the hood) who would like to join us but afraid to express themselves because of their shortcomings in writing or in the language itself, and most of all afraid of being embarrassed by knowledgeable? We always hear someone saying, I just read and first time poster.

Well in my case I'm a different dude, I have my own Utopia and beliefs that when you throw mud at someone, the mud comes back to you in another form perhaps a bigger mud. Players are public figures who are the objects of this blog while bloggers are just unknown figures.

tomK,

"We need a female color girl, someone pretty, that knows basketball, can speak intelligently, that will boost ratings, Stu and J Meyers ARE SO BORING."

WRONG!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

tomk,
"female color girl"

Yeah, those male color girls never seem to work out very well.

tomk, "female color girl"
Yeah, those male color girls never seem to work out very well. Posted by: exhelodrvr | December 09, 2009 at 11:40 AM
ROFLMAO!! HAHHAAHAHHAHHAHHAHAHAH!!!!

Anyone who has suffered through the Portland Trailblazers radio and TV commentary would know the true meaning of the word torture. Up here, we take a backseat to no low-budget Torquemada when it comes to blatant homerism, complaining bitterly and at length on each and every unfavorable call, general despondency when a member of the opposing team makes a shot, no matter how miraculous, on and on. Enough to make you throw a round shot through your 52" 1080p.
With my new Dishnetwork upgrade to silver, however, I can get 17 additional Laker games on Fox Sports West for 10 bucks a month more.
And revel in the sheer silver-tongued brilliance of the Laker announcers.
Life is good.


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