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This Week's 710 ESPN.com Lakers PodKast- On Lamar Odom, and Andrew Bynum, plus conversations with Jordan Farmar and Kurt Rambis

Lots of sound to go with the commentary in this week's installment of the 710 ESPN.com Lakers PodKast, broken up into two halves equally convenient for those looking to pre-burn some holiday calories on the treadmill and those adding them by sitting around eating those killer brownies your wife made with pieces of Oreo cookie in them.

Hypothetically speaking, of course.

Part I: We talk defense, specifically the type of D that has made the Lakers arguably the league's best defensive team. Plus, a conversation about Andrew Bynum's rebounding, and how it relates to the rest of his development. All that, plus our conversation Friday afternoon with former Lakers player/coach Kurt Rambis, now the head honcho in Minnesota. Click here for just the interview.

Part II: We pass on a very interesting interview Andy conducted with Jordan Farmar in El Segundo this week, and talk about Lamar Odom's philosophy of basketball and how it impacts his play. That, plus talk of 90210, Little House on the Prairie, Smurfs, and how exactly Tracy McGrady managed to open so high among Western Conference guards in All Star voting.

Enjoy!

BK

 
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It must be a weird feeling for Hot Rod Hundley to be announcing for the Lakers in tonight's game. After all, he was the voice of the Jazz for more than 30 years. The crowd reaction would also be interesting. It would almost be the equivalent of Chick Hearn announcing for the other side during a Lakers home game.

THE ALL-STAR TEAM…

While I am sure that the Lakers Twin Towers of Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum will be selected to the Western Conference All-Star Squad by the coaches, I find the fact that Tracy McGrady, who has not even played a single minute this year is going to win the vote to start at guard next to Kobe Bryant, and Amare Stoudemire, a power forward who doesn’t rebound or play defense, is going to win the fan vote and start over Andrew Bynum, who has dominated him every time they have met over the last three years, including twice already this year. Now you know how Steve Nash could conceivably have been voted undeservedly twice as the NBA MVP.

Reading Kevin Ding’s article about the viral marketing campaign that Amare is using to defeat Andrew much like he did last year to beat out Carmelo Anthony really pisses me off. Here is a guy whose team futilely tried all off season to unload as a cancer who never plays defense, only wants to score, and really doesn’t give a damn about contributing in a team manner or winning a championship. It’s like the guy deliberately avoided competing again for a forward spot, knowing that there was no way he would beat out Antony again or even Pau Gasol. You would think he would be embarrassed to lobby to start over Bynum considering how Drew has dominated his sorry ass every time the Suns have played the Lakers. That’s not counting Pau versus him.

The only justice in my opinion would be for Phil to jerk McGrady’s and Stoudemire’s asses the first time out after the opening tip and send them to the end of the bench for the rest of the game. I am so sick of these same old losers being voted in by their legions of losing fans. I’ve had my fill of Amare, Nowitzki, and Steve Nash. The Lakers need to put together some of the stupid marketing effort they are wasting on getting Shannon Brown into the meaningless dunk contest and make an effort to get their Twin Towers the starting roles they deserve for the West All-Star team. These two guys are what no team in the NBA are able to stop. Screw Amare and Nash and the Suns. Screw Tracy and Dirk.

Every Lakers fan needs to vote for Pau and Drew every day until the All-Star vote. Maybe some of smart IT guys on the blog can figure out how to hack their way into the vote the way Amare and Nash always seem to be able to do. Let’s stop the THEIVING OF THE WESTERN CONFERENCE STARTING ALL-STAR LINEUP.

Tom

"...Every Lakers fan needs to vote for Pau and Drew every day until the All-Star vote. Maybe some of smart IT guys on the blog can figure out how to hack their way into the vote the way Amare and Nash always seem to be able to do. Let’s stop the THEIVING OF THE WESTERN CONFERENCE STARTING ALL-STAR LINEUP.

Tom


Posted by: LakerTom | December 12, 2009 at 03:27 PM ..."
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This is not exactly a hack but if you have multiple e-mail addresses, you could register each e-mail address separately and then vote with each registration.


Snake,

I already do that - vote every day from work and home.

Good idea. Come on guys, let's show the rest of the NBA the power of the LA Times Lakers Blog.

Tom

LakerTom,

I just found out that the voting website does not check whether the e-mail address is valid. As long as you put a unique e-mail address, it will accept your registration.
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For example, if the e-mail address you originally registered was [email protected], you could register again using [email protected], [email protected], etc., etc., and it will accept your registration even if those e-mail addresses are not valid.

anyone know whether kobe will be playing tonight?

Welcome to the Road Show Fakers. No more patsies or easy schedule.

HopeKobe gets better.


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