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Predictions for Lakers-Thunder series

Mark Heisler, L.A. Times NBA columnist

Prediction: Lakers in five.

Outlook: If they can't take this team out in six, I don't like their chances of getting out of the West.

Mike Bresnahan, L.A. Times Lakers reporter

Prediction: Lakers in six.

Outlook:You would think that the top-seeded team in the West would be done in four or five with No. 8. But I haven't seen enough consistency from the Lakers in the last six or seven weeks to say anything less than six games.

Broderick Turner, L.A. Times Lakers reporter

Prediction: Lakers in six.

Outlook: I think the Lakers have too much experience against an inexperienced young team like Oklahoma City. But the Thunder has just enough athletes to get two wins.

Mark Medina, L.A. Times Lakers blogger

Prediction: Lakers in five.

Outlook: The Lakers' experience will be too much for the inexperienced Thunder. Oklahoma City's youth and speed may make for some tight contests, but the Thunder is only 12-15 in games decided by five points or fewer.

--Mark Medina

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DJ Mbenga has had emergency eye surgery, following another practice incident.
Sign me up as driver for the GET WELL DJ BAND WAGON.

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Heavenly Father, let us pray.

We come to you, Oh Father, with humble hearts filled with gratitude for your LOVE and presence in our lives.

We thank you for the bounty which you have provided us bringing us so much joy in our lives and a lifetime of memories of our Lakers which have colored so many experiences to form the fabric of our being. You have given us the most successful franchise in professional basketball with the most wins and hightest winning percentage: The Los Angeles Lakers--a team to which we feel a deep connection with and that connection brings us hope, commitment, and joy, qualities which bring us closer to you. Thank you.

We thank you for this blogmunity where we as Lakeraholics have a forum to share our passion, our LOVE for the Los Angeles Lakers and basketball itself. We thank you for the special individuals who have helped build this blogmunity over time. We thank you for our chaplain, Utzworld--the Banner Holder, who has so faithfully lead us in prayer over these years. His heart, his honor, his humility and his spirit will be missed and we wish for his early return and we ask you, Oh Father, to bless him and his family in all ways.

We thank you for the leadership of Mark Medina. When the Kamentzky Brothers left us mid-season, the blogmunity was filled with angst, confusion, fear and anger. There were discussions as to whether or not blog would even continue. Dark times for the blog. And then you brought us the nigh-supernatural prolificness of Mark Medina and his professional and ever-courteous personality. His talent, approachability, and intelligence have been a true blessing to the blog. His writing and insight brighten each of our day and we thank you for that.

And most of all, Dear Father, we thank you for your LOVE. As your children, each of us are spiritually born in your love. Each of us. You love us independent of what our sex, race, ethnicity, faith, wealth, intelligence... you love us all as your children... even those of us have made the choice to be a troll. All of us. Thank you, Father. Thank you for your LOVE and thank you for creating each one of us in the creative spirit of that LOVE.

Father, each moment of our lives you have given us an opportunity to know you and better know that LOVE and through that LOVE better understand the true motivations of your Divine Spirit in fueling the creation of each of our individual souls, for through knowing you we also know ourselves and also through that knowledge of the LOVE we evolve to be our BEST. Too often we do not take the time to better know you, Oh Father, but out of your constant and inexhaustable LOVE you never give up on us. After each squandered opportunity, one after another after another after another... you hold fast in your faith in us and you provide us another moment--another opportunity--to come closer to you, whether it be in the smile of a stranger, the human wonder of a beautiful piece of architecture, the color of a sunset, or the tension of a family relationship. EVERYTHING is an opportunity to become closer to you and to better understand your creative vision born of LOVE and our role in that vision.

We thank you for your inexhaustable LOVE, Oh Father.

You love each of us so much, Great Father, that you have given each of us the opportunity to FAIL, for without failure, we would not have the opportunity to also succeed--to know VICTORY, to be our BEST. Without freewill and consequences this life would be hollow, but it is not. It is meaningful and that meaning is illuminated by your LOVE.

That meaning is potentiated by your desire for each of us to be our BEST and that BEST is acheived through challenging ourselves to seize the moment and realize the opportunities you provide us each and every second to commit ourselves to knowing you through your creation.

One of the ways that each of us reach to be our BEST is through COMPETITION, through competing with ourselves and with our fellow man, for as iron sharpens iron, our bellow brothers and sisters challenge us to be our best--sometimes through support, sometimes through struggle.

Too often in this fallen world, we as humans let go of our opportunity to know you through competition--to be our BEST through compeition--by competing with one another out of selfishness and ego and pride, rather than LOVE and thus we fall away from you. But still you provide another opportunity to choose differently and to return to the path of VICTORY.

As Kobe Bryant has said, "Sometimes basketball is more than a game," because it is, when it born of a competitive spirit of LOVE--LOVE for the game, LOVE for your teammates, LOVE for the joy of competing, LOVE for desire to be one's BEST, LOVE for the experience of VICTORY!

The PASSION that fuels this blogmunity, that fuels Laker Nation, that fuels the Los Angeles Lakers, is born of that LOVE and that unquenchable desire to know VICTORY in being one's BEST in the fierce competitive spirit of giving one's all to feel that moment, that perfect moment, where one has given one's all to acheive one's BEST and in that moment, not with the mind, but with the HEART, one experiences a true understanding of the BRILLANCE of your creative design and our role within it, that perfect moment where everything seems to make sense, where everything is right, when one's heart radiates true JOY and one spirit abides in boundless PEACE: VICTORY!

Heavenly Father, as our beloved Lakers enter into these playoffs towards a singular goal--CHAMPIONSHIP--bless them with the full bounty and passion of your LOVE. Fill their hearts with a deep and unrelenting commitment to be their BEST in LOVE towards acheiving their goals. Lead them to VICTORY, O Father!

When their bodies feel exhaustion and their minds are stressed, bring them clarity, the clarity to know that they CAN dig deeper, bring them the faith that their BEST is an evolving TRUTH and that every moment is an opportunity to improve, every moment is an opportunity to be their BEST and, in doing so, an opportunity to bring themselves closer to you, O Father. Bring our team PEACE and renew their spirits after each game. Bring us to VICTORY, Oh Father, a VICTORY that can only come through CHAMPIONSHIP as that is our goal.

We thank you, Father, for the Oklahoma City Thunder, for through their presence and competition, they inspire us to be our BEST as we inspire them to be their BEST, but this time our BEST is destined for CHAMPIONSHIP.

We ask you to protect all players bodies--whether they be Lakers or our competitors--from injury. Please protect the health of all players and let them compete with the full capacities of their bodies and hearts driven by mutual respect and LOVE, not anger, hatred, and ego.

On this day, let us witness beautiful basketball, so that each of us in Laker Nation will feel inspired, will feel that joy, of witnessing VICTORY and in that witnessing, in some way SHARE in that VICTORY, and through the experience, be closer to you and your LOVE.

Amen.


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

GO LAKERS!!!!

Lakers in 6. Injuries, a contrast in styles, & Durant will make things difficult for the Lakers. Phil going after Durant is a sign that he's concerned about Durant and the Thunder. Phil has 10 rings & is coaching the defending champs. Why else would he go after a 21-year old on a team with an average age of 23 & 2.6 years in the NBA?

Lakers in four or five.

Oklahoma City may take a game in Oklahoma City simply because their crowd is so energetic and spirited.

The Thunder are all about a team that is striving towards a better future. The Lakers are all about a team committed to seizing the day.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

Will the real Lakers team please show up today?

We are hungry for a W on a Sunday.

Go Lakers, we ask you to win and you will win!!!

sorry i won't be able to make the game chat today, guys, hanging out with my folks. maybe i can sneak in on their computer at some point.

good luck to everybody in your playoff predictions, so long as they predict a lakers win.

TOM’S KEYS TO THE GAME…
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1. POINTS IN THE PAINT – The Lakers must dominate the paint on offense because that is where they have their greatest mismatch and advantage. Based on comments and practice reports, it does appear that Phil and the players are all on the same page as to the need to play inside-out basketball.
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2. SHOT SELECTION – The Lakers must run the Triangle Offense and rely on great ball and player movement to get easy open shots rather than relying on isolations for Kobe where everybody stands around and watches. Running the offense will result in easier shots for everybody, including Kobe.
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3. BALL PROTECTION – The Lakers must limit their turnovers and the best way to do that is to run the offense and move the basketball quickly via the pass to beat the double and triple teams rather than trying to dribble through traffic or beat multiple defenders. We must limit points of turnovers.
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3. GREAT TEAM DEFENSE – Ron Artest and Derek Fisher are both excellent position defenders but neither has the foot quickness or speed to stay with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. That means that the rest of the team has to play solid team defense, especially Drew and Pau in the post.
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TOM

*LAKER NATION HEAR MY CALL, YOUR TEAM NEEDS ALL OF YALL
THIS IS THE MOMENT THE TIME IS NOW, TO US THE ENTIRE NBA SHALL BOW
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** NBA PRETENDERS YOU BETTER GET OUT OF TOWN
** NO FREAKING BODY IS TAKING THE LAKERS CROWN
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The (24th) PSALMS
Kobe Bryant is our Shepherd we shall no want
He leadeth us to Dynasty4
He annointeth our hands with Rings
Our Finals Banners overfloweth
Yea though we walk thru the Valley of Darth Sterns Playoff
We shall fear no defeat by evil Stern refs.
For Kobe Bryant the baddest man in the NBA valley is with us
His 4 NBA Titles, 3 Scoring titles, 3 MVP All-Star, 1 regular season MVP,
1 Finals MVP, 12 All-star selections, 9 All Defensive selections, 81 points
Scoring more points than the opponent’s team comfort me
Surely Titles & Dynasties shall follow the Lakers all the days they exist
And we shall dwell in the House of Staples forever

Mamba24,

We need a roll call, brother.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

Rick Friedman,

What's this about DJ Mbenga?

If he's hurt, I sure hope he's okay and that he heals as quickly as possible.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

AMEN
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LAKERS GET WELL - BANDWAGON
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(01) RICK FRIEDMAN - OWNER - DJ Mbenga has had emergency eye surgery, following another practice incident.Sign me up as driver for the GET WELL DJ BAND WAGON.
(02) MAMBA24 - DRIVER - may the Force heal all of the gallant Laker warriors in their march to victory.
(03)JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN -RIDING SHOTGUN
(04) # 4
(05) LAKERTOM - SECURITY -
(06) ARUN - Lakers in 6. Injuries, a contrast in styles, & Durant will make things difficult for the Lakers
(07) EDWIN GUECO - JUDGE - Will the real Lakers team please show up today? We are hungry for a W on a Sunday. Go Lakers, we ask you to win and you will win!!!
(08) JON K - ACTING CHAPLAIN - On this day, let us witness beautiful basketball, so that each of us in Laker Nation will feel inspired, will feel that joy, of witnessing VICTORY and in that witnessing, in some way SHARE in that VICTORY, and through the experience, be closer to you and your LOVE.Amen.

TOM’S KEYS TO THE GAME…
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1. POINTS IN THE PAINT – The Lakers must dominate the paint on offense because that is where they have their greatest mismatch and advantage. Based on comments and practice reports, it does appear that Phil and the players are all on the same page as to the need to play inside-out basketball.
~
2. SHOT SELECTION – The Lakers must run the Triangle Offense and rely on great ball and player movement to get easy open shots rather than relying on isolations for Kobe where everybody stands around and watches. Running the offense will result in easier shots for everybody, including Kobe.
~
3. BALL PROTECTION – The Lakers must limit their turnovers and the best way to do that is to run the offense and move the basketball quickly via the pass to beat the double and triple teams rather than trying to dribble through traffic or beat multiple defenders. We must limit points of turnovers.
~
3. GREAT TEAM DEFENSE – Ron Artest and Derek Fisher are both excellent position defenders but neither has the foot quickness or speed to stay with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. That means that the rest of the team has to play solid team defense, especially Drew and Pau in the post.
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LAKERS SWEEP!
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TOM

***THE LAKER PLEDGE***

WHO ARE WE? ALL TOGETHER !!
We’re the World Champion LA Lakers , we’ve won 15 Rings
10 of the 50 Greatest players played under our wings
We’ve had 3 Lakers Dynasties and now are starting on 4
That’s 2 better than any NBA team ever had before
The best Winning Percentage in History, can’t ask for more
You want Hall of Fame Coaches, Check it, we’ve had four
We got the Finals MVP, By the name of Name Kobe Bryant
He scored more points than an entire team without even trying
He scored 81 points in a game & could have scored more
But Rings not number of points is what he plays for.
We got The Logo Jerry West & First Great center George Mikan
The Legendary Elgin Baylor & Magic Johnson the Icon.
We’ve had all great centers like Shaq, Wilt & of course Kareem
Super guards Worthy, Goodrich & Silk played on the Laker 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, Kudos 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

Lakers in 5 sounds about right. I hope so because I don't think Jazz can take Denver past 6 games, if that.

THE Most Valuable NBA Franchise: $$$$$ THE Freakin World Champion LA Lakers
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TUE. APR. 13, 2010 - LAKERS @ THUNDER –
THOSE ABOUT TO LOSE WE SALUTE YOU
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Back to back that’s a fact , the regular seasons over, Playoffs are the next act
You asked for it, you wanted it, it’ll soon be here, The playoffs, the NBA is frozen with Fear
The so called switch, some think doesn’t exist, will Activate and stun like a Bruce Lee Fist
In a little while, the world will see, If this season ends in triumph, or as a travesty
For the real fan as well as the bandwagoneer, The moment of truth is just about here
Unlike the celtics who were one & done, The Lakers will defend their title & win another one
No whinning or excuses will the Champs make, all they ask the referees, is for a fair shake
If you call it for them, then call it for us, Refs please don’t destroy, Your rep or our trust
If DURANT as good as they say, He won’t need any help from the refs to play
Don’t listen to that demon Darth Stern, call it as you see it, and respect you will earn
The only obstacle in the Lakers way, is injuries & what players will be able play
Will Kobe be Mamba, will he be well, Only death will stop Mamba from giving them Hell.
Dfish will show why, in him Phil does trust, His play will silence, the cynics among us
The wild card this time, will be the Machine, his attacking defense will help win the Ring
The Playoffs are what Ron Ron is for, When they are over, he will go down, in Laker Lore
Like last year, a new defense you will see, The new Dobermans of LO, Ron-Ron & MVP Kobe
Lets get these 1st round over and done, We’re ready for the Finals, We’re Ready to get it on
This you can depend on from the start, The Freakin Lakers will play, with a Champions Heart
No bullets will be left in their gun, you’ll have to kill them to beat them, So you might as well run
Oh Laker Nation hear my call, it’s time for Unity Yall, Let feuds be done, Laker Nation unite as ONE
From LA to New York From Africa to Japan, Laker Nation, as one we must stand
Dfish & Troy & Never & Poo, We need you as a part of Laker Nation too
We are Laker Nation, in our 4th Dynasty, Not Darth Stern or Hell, will block our victory
For Magic & Kareem, For Wilt & West, We now set out upon this Playoff Quest
We don’t just want to win this for us, but also for the owner, The great Dr. Buss
For Lakers fans before & Laker fans to come, We will win the Title, Gods will be done
We are The Freakin Lakers, The Champions too, Darth Stern, NBA who the Hell are you!!
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We Got This & We Want More! Nothing but another title will suffice.@ JustAnotherMambaFan
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Wherever there is injustice...you will find us, Wherever there is 4th quarter suffering...we'll be there, Wherever the No-mo-Bynum banditos beckon to break up the brotherhood of Laker Nation...you will find... THE LAKER AMIGOS!!!@ CORNERJ
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The target on our backs may be getting bigger but the bullet holes we leave after games are
leaving massive exit wounds...@ THIRTY2
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Kobe can win THROUGH his team mates. He can win WITH his team mates. He can win DEFERRING to his team mates. He can win IN SPITE OF his team mates. He can win INSTEAD of his team mates. He can even win BY HIMSELF (just ask Dallas & Toronto). Champions are forged in the 4th quarter. Franchises are defined in the 4th quarter. Dynasties are cemented in the 4th quarter. Sit back & watch PJ, Kobe & Fish orchestrate this symphony we call Lakers basketball to another parade down Figueroa Blvd.@ FEARLESS
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I say when the playoffs start Kobe Bryant will have one of the greatest singular playoff runs in the history of the game. In the history of the known universe. Many refer to 'the switch' as though it is tangible, physical object in someones control. The truth is that the switch is one that can only be activated by the spirit, and by metaphysical forces. In the case of Kobe Bryant, the switch is the playoffs and the back against the wall, elimination game. From there, the chattering of the masses shuts off, the instruction of spiritual masters can be more easily understood, and the heart of a lion can be revealed in it's truest form. What the team needs more than coaching, more than new players, more than just a simple win streak is a chance. It needs a moment. It needs a sword wielded from a rock that only one man can retrieve to be struck at the right time. It needs a game in Denver. It needs a thriller. In it's darkest hour. It needs a moment. I say, it needs a thriller. I say, it needs Kobe Bryant. The Moderator Universal Love Corp. @ The Moderator |
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WHO ARE WE? ALL TOGETHER !!
We’re the World Champion LA Lakers , we’ve won 15 Rings
10 of the 50 Greatest players played under our wings
We’ve had 3 Lakers Dynasties and now are starting on 4
That’s 2 better than any NBA team ever had before
The best Winning Percentage in History, can’t ask for more
You want Hall of Fame Coaches, Check it, we’ve had four
We got the Finals MVP, By the name of Name Kobe Bryant
He scored more points than an entire team without even trying
He scored 81 points in a game & could have scored more
But Rings not number of points is what he plays for.
We got The Logo Jerry West & First Great center George Mikan
The Legendary Elgin Baylor & Magic Johnson the Icon.
We’ve had all great centers like Shaq, Wilt & of course Kareem
Super guards Worthy, Goodrich & Silk played on the Laker 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, Kudos 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

REMEMBER THE SEATTLE SUPERSONICS.

Here is the link of Los Angeles to the Supersonics who are now known as Thunder afer a team grabber by the name of Clay Bennett screwed the sellers and the fans of Supersonics.

On December 20, 1966, Los Angeles businessmen Sam Schulman and Eugene V. Klein and a group of minority partners were awarded the NBA franchise for the city of Seattle. Schulman would serve as the active partner and head of team operations. Named the SuperSonics after Boeing's recently awarded contract for the SST project (later canceled), they were Seattle's first major league sports franchise.

The former ownership group, Basketball Club of Seattle headed by Starbucks Corp. chair Howard Schultz sold the franchise to Bennett's group because they thought that Bennett would not immediately move the franchise to Oklahoma City but instead try to keep it in Seattle. Politicians from both cities seemed to lean toward keeping the franchise in Seattle. Oklahoma City Mayor Nick Cornett was quoted as saying "I think it's presumptuous to assume that Clay Bennett and his ownership group won't own that Seattle team for a long, long time in Seattle or somewhere else. It's presumptuous to assume they're going to move that franchise to Oklahoma City," Cornett said.

In 2009, Seattle-area filmmakers calling themselves the Seattle SuperSonics Historical Preservation Society produced a documentary film titled Sonicsgate - Requiem For A Team that details the rise and demise of the Seattle SuperSonics franchise. The movie focuses on the more scandalous aspects of the team's departure from Seattle.

Therefore, it is time for the Lakers to stop these pretenders and put them where they belong. To hell with Thunder, let the Lakers play with passion for the legend of the Supersonics.

Go Lakers, give them hell to the pretenders and team grabbers.

Good day Lakernation,

This is it. The time is now. Let the love of Lakernation from around the world flow. Make some noise for our beloved Lakers, it does not matter if you are at Staples or not. It does make a difference, all those silent little prayers.

GO LAKERS! The real journey begins today.

Here we are - ready to begin our title defense in earnest. Time to walk the walk. GO LAKERS!


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