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Caught in the Web: Capturing reactions to Lakers' 106-100 win over Sacramento Kings

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Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights the team's ongoing injury bug, the latest being Jordan Farmar's strained left hamstring he suffered in the Lakers' 106-100 victory Tuesday over the Sacramento Kings.

--NBA.com's Bryan Chu explains why the Lakers allowed the Kings to creep back to within a four-point deficit in the final minute of the game.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding notes the Lakers' priority tonight against the Clippers is to make sure no one else gets hurt.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen credits the effort among the Lakers' reserves.

--The Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones details Tyreke Evans' ejection.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford argued the game was "largely uneventuful" aside from Farmar's injury.

Notebooks

--The Times' Bresnahan notes that Lakers Coach Phil Jackson is already working the officials for the playoffs, accusing them of making favorable calls for Oklahoma forward Kevin Durant.

--The Times' Baxter Holmes explains why Lakers guard Shannon Brown still remains adamant about dunking despite nursing a sprained right thumb.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr documents all the varied reactions regarding D.J. Mbenga's and Ron Artest's decision to bleach their hair.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Lassen highlights the Lakers' 2010-20011 pre-season schedule.

--The Daily News' Teaford updates Andrew Bynum's progress on his strained left Achilles' tendon.

Columns

--The Orange County Register's Ding predicts the Lakers will sweep the Thunder in the first round of the playoffs.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin wonders how the Lakers' bench will do in the postseason.

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky provide a detailed breakdown of the Lakers' victory and post-game video.

--LakersNation's Stan Park argues the team is stumbling into the playoffs.

--Silver Screen and Roll argues the Kings made the Lakers look good.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell examines the bench's effort as well as Pau Gasol's consistency.

More Lakers links

--ESPN Los Angeles' Steve Springer reports the Lakers plan to unveil a statue of former announcer Chick Hearn before Game 2 of the team's first-round playoff series next week

--It may be going out on a limb here. But judging by the fact that The Oklahoman has a "Let's go Thunder" chant by its news logo, my hunch is the newspaper is rooting for Oklahoma City to beat the Lakers.

--The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry has a detailed preview of the first-round matchup.

--Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix brings some clarity to the NBA playoff picture.

Tweet of the Day: "Beckham jersey hanging in Kobe locker signed "Honor to watch u my man" DB" -- Duran LA (710 ESPN's Beto Duran).

Reader Comment of the Day: "It was a good chance to play in rhythm, something the Lakers haven't been able to do in weeks. It was a chance for bench players to burn some extended minutes, a luxury the Lakers haven't had for weeks." -- Rick Friedman

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers center Pau Gasol, top, releases a hook shot over Sacramento center Jason Thompson during the first quarter of Tuesday's game. Credit: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times.

 
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Day two

‘Kobe Bryant, MVP’

To the tune of “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irp8CNj9qBI

He is the Mamba
He is the MVP
Drafted by the Logo
To play with the Big Egotist
Out of high school
Came to this here title city
Was he just a drama queen?
Wanted the last shot
An airball here, and turnover there
A little rough, a little slow
Anyway til Phil came it didn’t really matter at all
Poor Del

Mamba, had a ways to go
But then Phil came to town
With Tex Winter and the triangle
Mamba, the fun has just begun
With a title won and two more on the way
Mamba, youuuu
We should have known it wouldn’t last
But while one is young and good who heeds tomorrow?
Derek one, Derek two and you left defenses in tatters
Look out, our time has come
Make the eastern conference whine
Send the Blazers to petty crime...
Look out, Sacramento, Horry’s got the ball
Gotta take on Reggie Miller and beat the Answer
Mamba, oooo (anyway the Nets blow)
Then we signed Malone and Glove
The Lakers fans could barely wait for the fall

Who knew there’d be a problem coming up
Colorado, Colorado, did you really touch that girl?
Bad PR and pretrials, aren’t that good for team chemistry

Shaquile O’nealo, Shaquille O’Nealo
Shaquille O’nealo, Shaquille O’Nealo
Shaquille O’Nealo don’t you go, so fat and slow
He ratted you out and called you a rake
He’s just a young man, and young men make some mistakes
But we also think your game might be slipping
Jerry Buss, can he go? Who will you let go?
To Miami! he will not let you go- okay you can go
To the Clippers! Kobe can not go- that’s a no
To retirement! We will let Phil retire –let him go
As a new coach! Hire Tomjanovich –I don’t know
No, no, no, no, no, no, no

2005, 2006, 2007 where’s it go?
When will we return to our former glory to our glory?
Mitch do you think you can rebuild so slow?
So I can demand a trade, go to Chicago?
Drew Bynum- Can’t we trade him for J Kidd?
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right out of here
But this stuff doesn’t matter
Cause since 2003
We were just waiting, we were just waiting for this
Cause you know, we just won.

Posted by: phred | August 20, 2009 at 12:50 PM

It is your turn this time Rick F to be in the company of ESPN and Sports Illustrated writers.

We are encourage with the display of courage of Shannon, Sasha, DJ and Luke. Did you also the 3 pt shot of Adam MO together with Sasha last second dream shots? Those two are the missing ingredients in the Lakers triangle this year, i.e. shot accuracy in the perimeter. We are tired of those bricks that reverberates on the ring and I think last night they had the confidence with themselves. They were not under pressure to play best basketball for only two minutes but at a rhythmic flow of what they are known for. The kid Adam could really explode if he can only play hard nosed defense because he has the fundamentals of a good shooter. The injury on his 2nd year broke down his confidence of himself. Luke is a good player if nobody is expecting him to excel, he is the dream PG without speed. His timing, pick and roll repertoire are nice to watch just don't expect to be a good scorer and a defender. How about Mbenga, the yellow dye did it, it added more confidence to slow down and timing his jumps. lol! Shannon was the little kobe and last night and his defense against Udrih and Casspi was sharp. Strange that when he joins the 2nd unit, he evaporates and becomes conscious of the triangle.

If they can duplicate that kind of energy against the Thunder this weekend, we will have a good relief for our Starters.

Fire and Miss (the Sasha Song)

Sing along to the tune of “Fire and Rain,” by James Taylor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T35WXFOmwI

It was a few weeks ago when we all heard the news
The Slovenian team had taken an axe to you
I got up this morning and I wrote down this song
I just hope I get it posted before we cut you too

I’ve seen you shoot and I’ve seen you miss
I’ve seen you take shots that I know’ll never go in
I’ve seen enough bricks to build a Holiday Inn,
But you always think that you’ll make it this time

Won’t you just calm down bit, Sasha
You have just got to take your time
I just wish you wouldn’t make it so very hard
Defend without the other team going to the line
So we get some bench time for our two guard
I’ve seen you shoot and I’ve seen you miss
I’ve seen you take shots that I know’ll never go in
I’ve seen enough bricks to build a Holiday Inn,
But you always think that you’ll make it this time

We may have paid you too much cause you had a decent season
We know there’s better guys making half of what you earn
And can’t believe it but we have to hope that Mitch might have had a reason
I guess about machine repair there’s a lot we've got to learn
I’ve seen you shoot and I’ve seen you miss
I’ve seen you take shots that I know’ll never go in
I’ve seen enough bricks to build a Holiday Inn,
But you always think you’ll make it, for sure this time

I know you think you’ll make it for sure this time
You’ve got just a few minutes to turn it around now
So you’ll shoot it, you’ll shoot it and you’ll miss, now, Sasha

DO NOT WORRY, SASHA, IT IS STILL ALL ABOUT THE LOVE

GO LAKERS!

Posted by: phred | September 07, 2009 at 04:06 PM

@PHRED, Sir You are on...FIREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
OUT
FREAKIN
STANDINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!

Good morning Lakernation,

Many thanks to all your b-day greetings. I am so proud to be a part of the Lakersblog family. Larry, my brother, I love you so much. I hope to see you all in June :-)

Is it Sunday yet? I would be zombie dead at work during the PO. I just can't put myself to sleep no matter what. And it is official, 80% of the time that I DVR the games because I can't watch them live, Laker lose therefore I am making a risk. However, when I watched them live and DVR them, they win. I still have last year's Finals and I still have game 6 against the Celts. I kept it to remind myself why I should hate the Celts always, until we beat them in Finals or overtake their records for rings I am not erasing that game. I want revenge in Kobe's era. Who knows, Cavs may choke big time again.

Let us all send our beloved Lakers all the love and prayers that they will overcome all the adversities. PJ has good back to back to back record. I trust him and Kobe. It is destiny, let it takes its course. BELIEVE!!!

We may not be at Staples to cheer them loudly but we Lakernation bonded together is a great universal force. In every part of the world, you will see and hear Laker fans watching and cheering, donning their purple and gold with pride because WE ARE THE FREAKING LOS ANGELES LAKERS! No one can come close to the greatness of this TEAM.

M2,

Thank you for the honor of being chosen for the Reader Comment of the Day. On a blog where my so many of my fellow contributors put forward their thoughts with such consistent eloquence, it is indeed special to be noticed.

Good lord phred, you are like the Weird Al of the blog.

Had me rolling this morning, thanks!

I still have last year's Finals and I still have game 6 against the Celts. I kept it to remind myself why I should hate the Celts always, until we beat them in Finals or overtake their records for rings I am not erasing that game. I want revenge in Kobe's era. Who knows, Cavs may choke big time again.Posted by: Jeanette | April 14, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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I have the exact same thing Jeanette! Daggggg! Laker Nation members Think alike. I can only say...OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!

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My goodness, so early in the mornin' and you guys already are in playoff-mode!

Mamba24: "Does 0.4 mean anything to you, Bet against DFish, Your heart he’ll drive a dagger thru"
"The NBA has Listed, the 50 greatest to ever play, 10 of them were Lakers, Now what you got to say"

Love it!

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phred: You should go next-level with you're parody songs, set them to music, midi files or something, and make a vid!

"Hire Tomjanovich –I don’t know
No, no, no, no, no, no, no" as sung to Bohemian Rhapsody LOL

but no line is funnier than "I've seen enough bricks to build a Holiday Inn" omg funny stuff!

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Just had a couple quick thoughts:

* Kobe's injury allowed everyone else get into the MVP conversation. He was shooting career high pre-injury. The NBA should slap a huge * asterisk next to the winners name if it isn't the Mamba, he was CLEARLY the best player in the NBA pre-injured finger this year!

* It is so nice to see Luke out there, the whole second unit plays so much smoother/calmer with him out on the floor. Not only is he a class act in the locker room, a character guy, but so smart and unselfish that he really improves the team even if he's not accumulating big stats. He will be a HUGE asset in the playoffs, mark my words!

* Glad to see Ups get all those minutes. That should boost his confidence come playoffs, and help him work through some of the poor shooting that had been plaguing him post all-star break.

* I think Phil drew up the last-second shot for Pau the other day to show the team that it is a NO-BRAINER who should really take those shots, but in order to make that point he may have cost the Lakers home-court against the Magic in the finals. D-Fish and Pau, both the players that had grumbled about Kobe's shots and not getting touches a while ago, but clanked their last-second shots, I really hope that the message sunk in as to who should be taking those shots...

* I'm hoping the Suns finish 3rd, since they are playing as well as any west conf. team right now. The Lakers would probably see them in the western conf semi's if they finish 4th or 5th. Not that the Lakers wouldn't beat them, but they or the Mav's to me are the biggest western conference matchup problems to the Lakers, given that the Nuggets have been really missing their coach and the Lakers match up well with Utah (outside of PG, but what's new?).

* I'm really looking forward to that Artest vs Durant matchup in the first round!

It's a great day in the jungle, 4 more days before the party get started. "LET'S GET READY TO RUMMMMBLE", I'm calling my shots Lakers 4-2 first round.
Take it to the BANK.

Rick - You deserve it man. There's lot of great ideas and analysis shared from you guys on this blog. You're one of them. Thanks providing such a valuable perspective to the blog.

MM

K TO THE B IS HIS NAME
HE IS NUMBER ONE IN THE GAME
ALL THE REST ARE JUST PURE LAME.
JAMES THINKS HE IS THE BEST
BUT HAS FAILED ON HIS TESTS
PROVING KOBE IS THE BEST AND WON'T
REST ALWAYS STICKING OUT HIS CHEST
WITH A SWAGGER STATING HE IS A TRUE BALLER
MANY HAVE COME AND GONE AND HAVE STATED HE IS
EGOTISTICAL, A BALL HOG, OR STATISCAL-LY DECLINED, BUT BOY
ARE THEY WRONG. HE WILL BEAT YOU UP LIKE A DMX RAP SONG.
GASOL WILL OUT FINESSE AND TAKE YOUR POWER FORWARD OUT THE GAME AND BYNUM WILL DO THE SAME AT THE CENTER POSITION BECAUSE THESE FELLAS ARE ON A MISSION. RON ARTEST WILL KNOCK YOU OUT LIKE A GEORGE ST. PIERRE SUBMISSION. FISH IS THE VET AND THE CAPTAIN WITH THE COLA, AND MAKES THE OFFENSE LOOK LIKE THE MONA. PERFECTION IS THE KEY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND WE HAVE AN EXPERT ON THE BENCH SO WHEN WE NEED REPAIRING HE IS OUR WRENCH. LET'S GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I find it despicable that a troll going by the handle Eric Wright is requesting to be on the roll call.

First, he's a troll. Jon K pretty much just showed us this. "L Train"?? What a horrible cliche that I never want to read, hear, or type ever again

Second, I find his handle to be a slap in the face of the late great Eazy-E - one of rap's pioneers and lifelong LA native. Eazy wouldn't kick the team while they're down like that.

I'm glad to see that Sasha has gotten some minutes lately and that it (hopefully) is paying off. In '08, he was instrumental in that run and given how lousy our outside shooting has been, we really do need the guy to be able to step in and drain.

Maybe Chicago will handle business in the first round, or perhaps the greenies will actually prove to be worth something in the second round - and if that fails, we have the anti-crabs in the conference finals to try and bail us out... but regardless we will still have to win 2 road games in the finals after getting through the WC....

Getting close to do or die time.

It's a great day in the jungle, 4 more days before the party get started. "LET'S GET READY TO RUMMMMBLE", I'm calling my shots Lakers 4-2 first round.Take it to the BANK.
Posted by: 2PHATT | April 14, 2010 at 10:52 AM
FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY STING LIKE A BEEE, RUMBLE YOUNG MAN RUMBLE!!

Hey guys we got a new post up

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THANKS BLOG GOD!

Getting close to do or die time. Posted by: Tim-4-Show | April 14, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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Make it plain Tim-4-Show. Go seeing you posting again Brother!
Mamba24
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KEY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND WE HAVE AN EXPERT ON THE BENCH SO WHEN WE NEED REPAIRING HE IS OUR WRENCH. LET'S GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Posted by: RAY | April 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM

OOOOOOOOOHHH WEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
Ray that was...OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!
mAMBA24

@CYBERCOSMIX, Thank you my Brother, just trying to keep it real.
Mamba24(Larry)

Jeanetta, Happy belated Birthday hope you had a great day. I also truly believe in the Powers of Universe, and the positive energy created by alike minds. Despite what’s some may say, the Lakers are a force to be dealt with when the chips are down. But we can't look back from battles and defeats in the past. Let that defeat of the 2008 championship go, release it and the negative energy, serves nothing. We know the JOUNEY, we know the TRUTH and we know our DESTINY, WORLD CHAMPIONS nothing less.

Thanks for the OUT FREAKING STANDING!! I AM IN FREAKING PLAYOFF MODE!!!! YESTERDAY WAS A BIZZARRE DAY ON ESPN.COM. THEY ALL VOTED FOR LEBRON TO BE THE FIRST EVER UNANIMOUS MVP. I AM GUESSING THEY WERE ALL HALLUCINATING AND WERE FEARFUL OF LOSING THEIR FREAKING JOBS AT ESPN. LOL!! KOBE WAS PLAYING WITH A BROKEN SHOOTING FINGER AND HE HAD SIX GAME WINNERS!!!! LEBRON HAD ALL TEN FINGERS AND WOULD ONLY GO TO THE RIM FOR A SHOT!!!! KOBE'S JUMPER IS OF GREAT BEAUTY, BUT LEBRON'S MAKES YOU WANT TO THROW UP!!! IS IT ME OR DOES IT SEEM HIS HAIR CONTINUES TO BE RECEDING!!!LOL!! I CAN'T STAND THAT PLAYER. ANYWAY WE ARE THE BEST AND WILL PROVE IT AGAIN IN THE POST SEASON!!! LET'S GO LAKERS LET'S GO.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEANETTE – BANDWAGON
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(01) MAMBA24 – OWNER – Happy Birthday Jeanette. Your spirit & joy is what Laker Nation is all about
Enjoy your day.
(02) EDWIN GUECO – DRIVER - Happy Birthday Jeanette, how did Mamba24 know? When the flower blooms in April, we celebrate your birthday. Indeed, you have provided grace and beauty to our blog. Enjoy your natal day.
(03) LAKERTOM –RIDING SHOTGUN - Please put me on Jeanette’s Birthday Bandwagon. That girl is a die-hard Lakers fan and blogger. Blow those candles out, Jeanette. You’re one year younger and looking better every day. Have a special day.
(04) #4 - Happy Birthday Jeanette!!!!!
(05) TROY B. – DRIVER2 - Happy Birthday Jeanette!!!!!
(06) RICK FRIEDMAN - Happy Birthday Jeanette!!!!!
(07) ZAIRA AMATERASU - And of course, put me also in for the bday wishes to' jeannette, Larry ;)
(08) JOVBATZ44 - Happy Birthday Jeanette!!!!!
(09) 2PHATT – SECURITY - Happy belated Birthday hope you had a great day. I also truly believe in the Powers of Universe, and the positive energy created by alike minds. Despite what’s some may say, the Lakers are a force to be dealt with when the chips are down. But we can't look back from battles and defeats in the past. Let that defeat of the 2008 championship go, release it and the negative energy, serves nothing. We know the JOUNEY, we know the TRUTH and we know our DESTINY, WORLD CHAMPIONS nothing less.
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@RAY, HEY RAY...OUT FREAKIN STANDING BROTHER!!!!

65 % Pau Gasol’s shooting percentage in his last five games, during which he’s averaged 27.6 points, nearly 12 rebounds, five assists and three blocks.

OUUUUUUUCHHHH where are youuu?
I miss your inteligent message.
I miss the clown of lakersblog.
Are you found girlfriend?
Come on Ouccccccchhhhh not be a cobard
Last days you do not talk trash on Gasol.
I will need done ohh "King of clowns".

@2PHATT, thank you. I had a great day. It was very hectic but fun. Anyways, I don't dwell on the negative of that loss to the Celts in 2008. It serves as motivation for me, same way the the Memorial Day massacre. If I have lived through those agonizing defeats then I can live through these recent Lakers' struggles. At the end of the day, what matters most are the bright sunshiny days that Lakers given to us by winning championships.

I was still a very young girl who lived at the other side of the world back then. I remember me and my family cheering for the Lakers. I have been the most passionate among the brood until now because I hold on to those precious memories I shared with my father.

I love my Lakers.


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