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No Lakers trades for sure, still unlikely for Kobe tonight

The Lakers weren't active before the trade deadline, and Coach Phil Jackson hasn't seen anything that would make him activate Kobe Bryant tonight against Boston.

As expected, the Lakers didn't make any moves before today's noon deadline, keeping their team intact as they push for the NBA's best regular-season record over the next two months and, possibly, the franchise's 16th NBA championship.

Jackson was asked about the Cleveland Cavaliers' acquisition of Antawn Jamison and answered with a smile, "I don't care about that."

Jackson was also asked if Bryant would play tonight.

"Not that I know of," he said.

Bryant exhorted teammates at the Thursday morning shoot-around, likely urging them to play well against Boston, but did not take part in any physical activity, Jackson said.

Bryant is expected to miss his fifth consecutive game because of a sore left ankle. Bryant said Wednesday he was bothered more by a sore peroneal tendon in the ankle than by a sprain. 

-- Mike Bresnahan

 
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I know I'm supposed to be concerned about Kobe's ankle and ligament. And I am. But, really, the only reason I want Kobe to sit out is so that we can beat Boston without him, which would REALLY sting in Beantown. Their fans already sound so defeatist over there. I can't wait to add salt to those wounds!

F the Celtics!

--FEARless

@ Sir Mamba24

I'm just tryin' to be like you.

Now can we please trade Morrison for Ariza now that Houston got the true swingman they wanted?
Farmar, Brown, Ariza and Odom finishing up the 9 man rotation please.

@SIR CHARLES, That would only bring down your greatness. Lol!
MAMBA24

@FEARLESS - Right back at you bro. F THE CELTICS!!!

Bryant exhorted teammates at the Thursday morning shoot-around, likely urging them to play well against Boston, but did not take part in any physical activity, Jackson said.

Nah..not Kobe! Exhorting?? Lol

"Jackson was asked about the Cleveland Cavaliers' acquisition of Antawn Jamison and answered with a smile, "I don't care about that."

OOOOH WEEEE~!!! The real season is about to start now baby!! Phil aint taking any prisoners!!!! OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!

LAKERHOLIC IN THE HOUSE!!!

Dear Mitch:

After analyzing the league,

Please get us Steve Blake this off season.

Thank you
~the fans

no sour grapes here on the Lakers not making any trades. No need to force anything. I'm just interested in what the more intelligent teams are doing. Houston just moved a guy they don't want for a decent guard in Martin, Jordan Hill who could possibly work out to be a GREAT pickup going forward, the right to switch NY's first rounder with theirs if higher next year and the year after they get NY's first rounder! all while reducing salary. Plus they get Ming back next year. Wow... they're going to be tough - next year...
- The Clippers and NY think they have a shot at Lebron... WHY would Lebron leave Cleveland, where he is treated like a living God for either badly run team? What about Wade? Why in the world would he leave Miami? There would have to be some bad blood and there doesn't appear to be any. That leaves Bosh. Bosh is too expensive for what he provides, he's not worth a max contract so... what exactly are the Clippers and NY going to do going forward with all that cap space? They should have built around draft picks... ooops! too late now...

Hi faker fans,

I am taking the C's and giving a dozen. Any takers...er...fakers?

If KG were healthy last year, we woulda been talkin' 'bout three-peat.

The TRUTH hurts, eh?

Rule Boston

For sure, dude!!!! Like, OMG, TOTALLY!!!

Did the Cavs trade away half of the lineup (Ilgauskas and Shaq) that gave the Lakers the most trouble? The Cavs are banking on the Wizards cutting Ilgauskas but that's a big risk.

Sign Vom Wafer. A proven player that would add scoring and bench strength. In addiiton he would be very competitive for minutes and improve the other Laker guards. He already has some understanding of the Laker system and he's a proven player. His time at Houston proved that.

Look, Mommy! A new troll! Complete with Faker insults, "if only KG were healthy" rants, and a bad case of the Can't Spell Blues! LOL!

Wow, just how many rosters spots does Cleveland have?? They got Jamison for Ilgauskas and didn't have to give up Hickson or nobody else??? Isnt Ilgauskas pushing 40??

Younger for Elderly..Wow...

I was asking about the roster spots because someone alluded that they will try and get Ilgauskas back assuming the Wiz trade him..

No more trade talks, let's beat these Celtics Leprosy without Kobe. We have enough personnel to fill up the void as long as they don't gamble and turn those passes into t/o's.

Lamar, Lamar how many t/o's did you make last time? I won't say anything because you compensate with your rebounds and mastery of the court except the free throw line.

Shannon, that pass to Gasol at the post in a crowded lane was dangerous. It's like your ASG dunking kaput, good it was caught by Pau. You can fly and show a little creativity in delivering the ball.

Artest, try to control the game. I think you can beat the whole Celtics team if you play the Artest that we know. I know the plantar is still aching. Just kick Paula's behind at the closing minutes and it will rapidly heal your plantar faciitis.

Celtics is the only game that old timers and newbies have been waiting for. This is our turf, we got to win here come hell or high waters. Please don't disappoint us.

>>>The Clippers and NY think they have a shot at Lebron... WHY would Lebron
>>>leave Cleveland, where he is treated like a living God for either badly run
>>>team?

It would first require that he doesn't win it all this year. Especially if he doesn't even make the finals again. One motivating factor to LeBron is that he wants to win championships. If there's doubt in his mind that he can win one with the Cavs, then there's a chance he'd choose to go somewhere else.

The second factor is money. LeBron has stated that he wants to be a billionaire. How many people have become billionaires in Cleveland? Now how many have become billionaires in New York or Los Angeles?

In LA or NY, LeBron has many more opportunities to make much more money than in Cleveland.

And if New York could pull off a sign and trade for Chris Bosh as part of their summer, then Bosh, Gallinari, and Chandler are at least a starting point. They might even persuade McGrady to stick around at a low salary if Bosh & LeBron are on the roster.

And if you add LeBron to the Clippers, they're looking pretty solid with Baron Davis, Eric Gordon, Blake Griffin, Chris Kaman, and possibly re-signing Camby &/or their pick of the Clippers other FAs (Craig Smith, Rasual Butler, etc).

So while it's highly unlikely that LeBron will leave Cleveland, there's at least a tiny chance.

And even if they don't get LeBron, the Clips could try to steal Joe Johnson or Rudy Gay to be their starting SF instead.

11championshipsin13 years_top_that! -

Yeah, but he wasn't so deal with it...what's going to be your excuse this year?

JR

11championshipsin13 years_top_that! -

You mean if Bynum and Ariza weren't hurt, LAKERS 3-PEAT.

11 titles out of 13 years....Was that when there were 8 teams in the league or something?

Now can we please trade Morrison for Ariza now that Houston got the true swingman they wanted?
Farmar, Brown, Ariza and Odom finishing up the 9 man rotation please.

Posted by: Charles | February 18, 2010 at 12:25 PM

============================
As Mamba24 would say, "Now that's what I'm freaking talking about".

I like it.

Let's see hopw Gasol responds with the soft label especially wothout Kobe in the game.


What is Gasoft going to do?/?


Go Gasol tonight!!! PAW!!!


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