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LeBron James' league-MVP honor pales to Kobe Bryant's rings

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In the "Is this really breaking news?" category, the Associated Press is reporting that LeBron James earned the NBA MVP award for the second consecutive year. And though I've only been moderating the Lakers blog for just over three months, I think I can say with full confidence that many of the readers are reacting to this news with a collective, "So what?"

The thinking behind that, of course, is that James can collect as many regular-season trophies as he wants so long as Lakers guard Kobe Bryant keeps collecting championship rings. I've long stated that any comparison to Bryant will ultimately be measured in championships. So even though players such as James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant have the potential to surpass Bryant as a basketball player, it's far too early to say definitively that they have at this point. Careers are defined by legacies through the test of the time, and the fact that Bryant has four championships to the zero collected among James, Anthony and Durant and the one collected by Wade immediately end the comparisons.

Nonetheless, you can't ignore the fact that Bryant's game has changed. For the third consecutive season, Bryant averaged below 30 points per game. Lakers Coach Phil Jackson also unequivocally said forward Pau Gasol deserved the team's co-MVP award with Bryant.

It's been heavily documented that Bryant's drop-off in statistics is correlated to his age (31) and injuries. But is that really a knock on Bryant? Sure, he's not thrilled to talk about those issues, but this isn't criticizing how Bryant approaches the game or his skill set.  It really instead speaks to what Jerry West, among others, said to me as Bryant was on pace to surpass him as the Lakers' all-time leading scorer.

"It wouldn't surprise me to see him in the 30,000 points," West said to me when I asked him his prediction on where Bryant would end on the scoring list once he ends his career. "But health is an issue, and age. There's one opponent you can't beat, and that's age. He will try that, by the way."  

But consider this. James dropped below 30 points per game for the last two seasons. Anthony is playing at his best, but he's never averaged 30 points per game in the regular season in his seven-year career. Wade has only averaged 30 points once in the regular season in his seven-year career. And though Durant became the youngest player this season to win the league's scoring title, Durant's accomplishments (2007-08 rookie of the year) pales incredibly when it's lined up next to Bryant's (four NBA championships, one Finals and one regular-season MVP, 11-time All-NBA honors, nine-time NBA all-defensive honors and 12th-place standing on the league's all-time scoring list).

So even if Bryant's numbers aren't the same as in his prime, it's not like he's suddenly becoming a utility player. Bryant has acknowledged in several instances how age and injuries ultimately mean he needs to constantly add new wrinkles to his game. That in itself should be another way to evaluate Bryant, his willingness to make adjustments so his toolbox remains full. Case in point, Bryant played perhaps his best playoff game this season in Game 5, by scoring only 13 points but dishing out seven assists and holding Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook to four of 13 shooting. 

There are a number of uncertainties regarding Bryant, such as what kind of rest he'll take in the off-season and whether his recent three-year contract extension means the end of his career has a definite timetable. Another one of those questions isn't how many more MVP awards he can collect, but how many rings, the true measure on how to rank a player. 

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Even with LeBron James collecting his second consecutive NBA MVP, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant still remains the best in the game. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

 
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Yep. MVP's are nice - It's like being elected "most likely to succeed" in highschool. Very cool, means you've got discernible top-tier talent etc. Getting that honor though is "success," not success. Winning championships, that is success without quotation marks. Until you put a ring on it, it's nothing but potential.

You made an error in your article: "the fact that Bryant has four championships to the zero collected among James, Anthony, Wade and Durant immediately ends the comparisons."

I'm pretty sure Wade does have a championship ring.

Congratulations to the little pouty princess.

League MVP of the regular season.

And NBA... no that's not right... HIGH SCHOOL CHAMP.
(or is it CHUMP?)

BIG WOO.

No way any of those mentioned have any potential to surpass Kobe as a player.

Sorry ;)

And yeppppp.

The congregate PR machine landed LeBronze MVP.

So What? is even too much of a takin notice for it.

Quite honestly, means even less than last year.

And hopefully, he will achieve in playoffs even less than last year, too.

It's gonna be entertaining, to read what Stern will invent this year to cover his bias about the Caveman, after another loss out of the highest hype ever landed to any bball player.

Catch you later in chat .

Congrats @ Laker Tom and... Larry,put me in any bandwagon thatI have read in the past threads. ;)

Let's wipe Thunders out and quickly, thanx ;)

Obviously, voting must have ended before he wore that sweater the other night.

Nice headline MM. Dwade has one championship ring though.

LOL @Mark G, I was distracted by that sweater as well.

MVP (Most Valuable Princess)

Congrats LBJ. He had a great regular season.

get me on the MM bandwagon.. this guy has been MONEY. a true man of the people.. ask and MM shall deliver... all i can say is.. much props MM and good thing the kbros sold their soul to the devil... bspn booooooo!

lots of love goin around today.. can we all get some too?? love the atmosphere.. fells like i'm at a big freakin rave... wooohooo.. even hobbit/lakertom made up.. haha.. amazing what winning can do.. keep the love going.

yellofever's key to the game:
1. SLOW THE GAME DOWN
2. SLOW THE GAME DOWN.. REAL SLOW.. LIKE DFISH SLOW
3. DID I SAY SLOW??

Hey guys - yeah sorry for that mistake. i corrected it

MM

We are congratulating you Lebron for being chosen as MVP this season.

I hope you will congratulate the leprechauns when you get eliminated in the 2nd round.

Kobe is the League MVP.

Phil is the Coach of the Year.

Its just that its so obvious, people don't bother voting.

Really, the coach of the year award just means "The fourth best coach in the NBA" because the three best coaches -- Phil, Pop, and Jerry -- are sooooo much better than anyone else that its not even worth an annual award.

And regular season MVP never takes into consideration what it takes to win a championship. Never has. Winning the championship is totally different than winning the season.

Larry,

Please add me to the Blog God bandwagon. MM only knows 1 speed(Full Throttle).

WHOA!!!

I just got accosted on the street . . . someone asked if I was MIKE MEDINA!!! I said, "NO ~ I am LakerMIKE", but the persistent troll let out a shrill and got everyone all stirred up!

Let's get that name straight!
lol

Mike

yellofever - thanks for the props man. i love this gig and i just want to keep making sure your guys' insatiable fix for lakers is satisfied

MM

chic - lol thanks a lot for the compliment...or observation. can't quite tell. lol. anyway thanks for trying out the chat yesterday

MM

Congrats princess Jimmy, I am sure that will be the last thing you'll celebrate this season.

@Mang Edwin, Mamba24 driving the limo? I will pay for another driver and have Larry sit with us, to be with Larry will be priceless. I'm sure my husband would not mind the courtside seats. He is a basketball fan, being a player himself, not just as crazy Lakerholic as me. He is like MM, could not pledge allegiance to the Lakers. *LOL

MM,

Nice article!

Steve Nash has two MVP's as well.

I love the fact that Kobe will try to conquer old age.

I'm predicting that Kobe will play until he's ~ 37. Depending on health.
I expect him to move to pg at the end of the extension.

btw, the drop off in production is more to do with teammates & hand injuries
more than anything else. Assuming that his finger heal over the summer,
28.5 ppg, 5.? assists & 5.? rebounds for the next 3 years.

re: all time scorer. 3 years @ 2000 pts per year puts him at almost 32,000 pts. He should easily be #3 scoring all time. If he can still *PLAY* when he's
35 he will play until he's 37. That should put him in a dead heat with Karl
& Kareem for all time leading scorer. Barring injury he'll move into the top
7 0r 8 of all time heading into the playoffs next year.

Intangibles?

Jason Kidd's intangibles and his $9million salary didn't do much for the Mavericks.

Glad Lakers have Bynum instead.

welcome to Mark Medina's "Kobe Bashing Post" of the week. :-) (not exactly-smiling)

as LakerTom will ask "hobbitmage" do u mind to give us a reference to the above/below statement?????????

"Lakers Coach Phil Jackson also unequivocally said forward Pau Gasol deserved the team's co-MVP award with Bryant."

or u r just disingenuous? :-)

just from the top of my head: Faux Pas missed 17 games roasting his ham. that is 20. 73% of the season. do i have to remind u that Kobe was leading the scoring column in the first part of the season? ABOVE 30 points/game?????????????

after that he, Gassy, was "historical" or more like "histrionic-al" on his 8 game East Coast "Whinning" Tour with his famous double-choke in Cleveland. (double as 2 missed FT's or you can choose 2 missed FT's and not boxing out Varejao) whatever DOUBLE fits your "chocking style.

that is 9.75%

so for OVER 30% of the season, Gasol was BLANK at what he brought to the game/lakers/record. should he even be considered?

but everything changed in Memphis. he gave a great speech. backed up by D Fisher and PJ.

indeed, that speech changed the outcome of the season. [there is no type or style to show the heavy sarcasm in all this post]

actually the c0-MVP should be Derek Fisher and Pau Gasol. what a couple. what a pair. really TOUCH-ing.

till then:

Kobe Doin' Work.
Gasol giving speeches.

will find out what approach puts points on the board and W's in the left column.

enjoy the award ceremony. (and don't forget to give us the reference of PJ's quote). like in LakerTom vs. hobbitmage in the Supreme Blog Court arguments, disingenuous is the first step. after that, i will call u a liar. :-)

sorry hobbit, i could not resist trashing LakerTom's moment, that was well "punched" by pfunk, and drag U in this.

I totally agree with the article. James can win as many "ME" awards as he wants. He is the biggest baby in sports. Check out the elbow crying at www.whybedumb.com

This headline nails it like no other, good work MM!

Personally, my time is getting consumed quickly in a fixer-upper that we are just starting to fix up, I wish I had more time to devote to my passion, but just can't =/

Please guys, hold down the fort for me this summer, represent and hold my place at the championship parade. I hope to keep up with the blog as much as I can -hopefully daily and make quick contributions, and I'll always be here in spirit.

- - -

Anywho can't resist pointing out that LeBron -errr- Princess James is all athletic ability combined with merely pretty good talent. If she was even 1/3rd as dedicated as Kobe is in honing her skills, she'd be completely off the charts.

The fact is she displays only bits of talent, and NONE of the intense will-to-win that Kobe does. Her egotistical play is demonstrated during crunch time of all close games, when she literally plays 1-on-5. She has no mid-range game, instead relying on bulling her way to the rim and looking for a bail-out call. Repeatedly this is the case (which is why she needs a REAL coach, not a an enabler like Mike Brown. Can you imagine the Princess playing for Phil Jackson? but I digress...).

The final straw though was when her royal majesty took that left-handed free throw in the final seconds of the last Cavs/Bulls game. My god, what a sense of drama does this princess possess, almost equal to her dancing prowess! She single-handedly tried to one-up Paul Pierce's performance in the '08 finals, when he was dead and carted off in his wheelchair only to miraculously come back 14 seconds later. Princess Jimmy though tried to win an academy award to sit alongside her regular-season MVP with her free throw (which she appropraitely LeBricked).

Perhaps, The Princess should try practicing some real NBA skills, working on honing her jumper instead of her dance step, perhaps mixing in some passing drills along with her underhanded half-court shots, actually incorporating her teammates into plays instead of just putting them into her pregame choreography routines. We are all 'witnessing' the second coming of Dominique Wilkins instead of the second coming of Oscar Robertson or (haha, NEVER!) Magic Johnson.

But then again if EVERYONE possessed the will-to-win, intensity and dedication to training Kobe had, then we'd all be great. No, true greatness isn't LeBron James and regular season MVP's, true greatness is measured in titles doing whatever it takes to WIN. That is why LeBron and regular season domination is NOWHERE CLOSE TO THE BLACK MAMBA!!! Princess Jimmy is a great regular season player, and a great player for the first 44 minutes of games. KOBE IS A TITLE WINNER, A CHAMPION AND THE FINEST CLOSER IN NBA HISTORY!

Congrats to her royal majesty on her regular season crown, perhaps she will winner in Academy Awards too. We all know who the REAL best player is, the one that doesn't draw attention to themselves and PHONY INJURIES. Sorry Jimmy, winning regular season awards DON"T MAKE YOU A WINNER - AND YOU"LL NEVER BE KOBE BRYANT IN HEART, SKILL OR DEDICATION!

GO LAKERS!!!

ouchhhhhhhhh - how is this a kobe bashing post? look at the headline. that says it all]

MM

Edwin Gueco,

>>>We are congratulating you Lebron for being chosen as MVP this season.
>>>
>>>I hope you will congratulate the leprechauns when you get eliminated in the 2nd round.

Well done, sir. Very well done indeed.

The announcement couldn't have come at a better time. I'm sure it's gonna fire up mamba tonight! Thunder beware!

Repost:

LMAO, is that one of you guys!?!?! JK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNBsg43cdTc


Jeanette?? No seat for me in your limo??

Edwin - kudos! I wish I would have thought of that LOL!!

chic - Most Valuable Princess LOL!!!! Cinderella is gonna be PISSED OFF now. Look what you went & did...

MM

headline does not hide content .... and u have an answer to give. :-)

F*%$#$$^& PRINCESS JIMMY

PFUNK… “As far as Kobe being the playmaker.......LakerTom try to stop compartmentalizing your thought process and view it and the game more holistically. What I mean by that is Kobe must ALWAYS be aggressive........that's the key especially offensively.........AND DEPENDING ON HOW HE IS BEING PLAYED.............that determines whether or not he will be "facilitator" or "scorer"..........I don't know why that concept is so hard for people to understand.” LOL. No need to split hairs, Pfunk. The issue is for not only Kobe but every player on the team to be aggressive at both ends of the court. Whether Kobe should be the Facilitator or the Weapon depends on the matchups, his health, and how everybody is playing. The best of all worlds is for us to have a balanced offense and defense where everybody is active and contributing, like we had last Tuesday night. It’s the constant player and ball movement on offense and the constant communication and rotations and help on defense. It’s the team so in sync that it hums. I think we can all agree on that.
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JAMF… Just bought $20 worth of lottery tickets so when you hear the winning tickets were purchased in Marin County, you can begin to celebrate. LOL. How cool though if it really happens for one of us. We could have an entire section at Staples dedicated to the LA Times Lakers Blog. Of course, living in Northern California, I would probably have to fly down in my Lear jet for home games. Or maybe just buy a vacation home on Jerry Buss’ street. Wonder if Kwame’s old house is for sale. LOL. Wish my chances were as good as the Lakers.
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MAMBA… Hell with Mrs. LakerTom buying me a new computer. I’m going to buy my own computer company. LOL. Of course, then I will need some great IT guys who will have to be Lakers fans. Send your applications to Mark Medina, care of the LA Times. Maybe I’ll even buy the LA Times Blog from the suits and set it free. LOL. Keep up the great work, Larry. Next year we will all have season tickets to Phil’s fourth three-peat. Sweet!!!
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MM… Man, my 15 minutes of fame was more like 5 minutes. LOL. And we surely did NOT need a new thread dedicated to Princess Jimmy winning another meaningless regular season award, although I give you great props for how you handled the story. No disrespect, but I think I sense a little Lakers pride starting there. LeBron James is going to the Dominique Wilkins to Kobe Bryant’s Michael Jordan. He will be Zero Rings.
~
Once I win that $224M, my first act will be to buy the LA Times Lakers Blog and makes sure that we never publicize any news about LeBron or the Celtics. I may also institute a Reader Andrew Bynum Post of the Day. J/K. I think I have already spent around $200M of that $224 already. Man, I just can’t wait for tonight to get rolling. By the way, the KamBros have nothing over the MedinaBros. What’s next? Medina clones? :-))
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TOM

Lebron is

Most
Vomitatious
Player

Ever!

M-BROS...

Mark and Mike

Just to clarify...

That Mike in M-Bros is NOT me. lol

How can I forget you Justa, the head of the Mamba clan. Of course, a seat is reserved for you. Hey, Mang Edwin, does that come with five star hotel accomodation? *LOL

Finals MVP - KOBE BRYANT! CHAMPIONS - LAKERS!


That is what truly counts!!!

Lebron 2 time MVP with no rings. I'd say Wade 1 Finals MVP and a 1 NBA ring has accomplished more than Lebron.


Lebron is another Nash, Malone, Barkley.


Let's see how the Cavs do against the Celtics (2nd rd), against the Magic (3rd rd), against the Lakers (Finals). If ever they get there? If they win it all then he has accomlished what Dwayne Wade has done, NOT KOBE BRYANT.


Lebron is closing on Wade, maybe! 0-1

Durant is closing on Lebron. 0-0.

KB24 is closing on MJ23, 4-6.

MAMBA… Hell with Mrs. LakerTom buying me a new computer. I’m going to buy my own computer company. LOL. Of course, then I will need some great IT guys who will have to be Lakers fans. Send your applications to Mark Medina, care of the LA Times. Maybe I’ll even buy the LA Times Blog from the suits and set it free. LOL. Keep up the great work, Larry. Next year we will all have season tickets to Phil’s fourth three-peat. Sweet!!!Posted by: LakerTom |

Yes, Yes MY Goodness YES!! Now you talking LakerTom, If you gonna think, THINK BIGGGGGGG! LOL! P.S. You better get that computer man. lol!
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J24,

LMAO, where did you find video of JAMF?

Comon folks, us Laker fans need to be more objective about this. Rings are based upon the supporting talent around you, and Lebron has had far more of an inferior supporting cast. Moreover, the 1st 3 championships, whether we want to acknowledge or not, were lead by Shaq, not Kobe. Based on the logic of this blog, Kobe Bryant is chasing Robert Horry (7 rings). Nonsense.

If Lebron had the same supporting cast, he would have won just as many rings. Not trying to take anything away from Kobe, but the guy is the closest thing we've seen to Jordan. So lets congradulate. We don't need to stoop down to the level of all the Kobe haters out there.

HAHA Chic, I knew it was him! I just needed someone to confirm!

LMAO, is that one of you guys!?!?! JKhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNBsg43cdTcPosted by: J24 | April 30, 2010 at 02:13 PM
*ROFLMFAO!!! Please J24 Stop it! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhahahahah!
Those not no LA Laker Fans those Freakin Celtics fans who know there team will lose to us and want to see how the other side lives!!hahahahahhahahahah!

Yeah!
Lebron wins the jinx award award.

We are going to repeat, ladies and gents!

When KOBE plays like game 5 (a great playmaker, a great defensive stopper, game's best closer) the whole regular season, Kobe can be MVP again. Because when Kobe plays the right way Lakers can go 82-0!!!


The question is, does he has to? Does he wants to? Does he needs to? Or does he just wait for the NBA playoffs.

B
U
L
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Yeah! Lebron wins the jinx award award. We are going to repeat, ladies and gents! Posted by: lurker | April 30, 2010 at 02:30 PM
OH YEAHHHHHHHHHH! But look you have to admit, come on now LakerBlog, Princess Jimmy be Rocking that Silver Tiara & Pink Pumps.
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhh
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!

Imiss Butler, he would have said that now LePrincess is as good as Gnash.
He was so funny.

Closest thing we got to Jordan? OH SWEET JESUS, PLEASE.. Somebody help me please!!! ROFLMFAO!!!HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAH!@
CLOSEST THING TO JORDAN? HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA STTOP IT! STOP IT NOW! PLEASE!! OH THE HUMANITY!!!

STOP!!!...Faith please expound!

Seems to me that the lakers nation are not comfortable about the new of Lebron winning his second MVP. Just give the guy some credit people, do not take it personally, There's nothing you can do about it because everbody know (including you all) he is the best individual player in the game today. And that is what this MVP thing in all about. Rings are a team work and you all know that too. Sorry for your man Kobe which i respect him very much. So just pray hard for your lakers to win this first round and then you will put more articles. But please don't hate Lebron cos it will never do you any good. Good luck for your team tonite.

Edwin,

"I hope you will congratulate the leprechauns when you get eliminated in the 2nd round."


Funny! and great point!


AND... I doubt it. He did not against the Magic and that was the EAST Finals. The semis will probably be a worst feeling for him getting knock out early, I DOUBT it!!!!!


OUCHHHHHHHHH… LOL. Even though we all know that peace, love, and respect are just other icons for you to lambast, I do agree with you that I would like to see the link to Phil’s quote that Pau deserved to be the team co-MVP with Kobe Bryant. Unlike you, I love Pau as our power forward but I have to agree 100% with you that he was not our team co-MVP this year. This has been, still is, and until he retires, will be Kobe Bryant’s team.
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TOM

Imiss Butler, he would have said that now LePrincess is as good as Gnash.
He was so funny. Posted by: MrNano | April 30, 2010 at 02:33 PM
Oh My Lord I can't take to much more of thsi ROFLMFAO!!!!
Mr. Nano, You stop that...hahhahahahahhahahahahahahah! Oh Sweet Jesus!
HelpMe! Ahahahaha!

LMAO, I have Justa on my mind too on that video. I love you Justa. muah! Muah! Muah!

Sorry for your man Kobe which i respect him very much. So just pray hard for your lakers to win this first round and then you will put more articles. But please don't hate Lebron cos it will never do you any good. Good luck for your team tonite. Posted by: fotu | April 30, 2010 at 02:38 PM
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Now that is a classy brother. Man I have a hell of a lot of respect for you but....
FRRRRRRRRAAAKKKKK PRINCESSSSSSSSSSSS JIMMMYYY

LMAO, I have Justa on my mind too on that video. I love you Justa. muah! Muah! Muah! Posted by: Jeanette | April 30, 2010 at 02:42 PM
JEANETTE STOP IT I SAY! hahahhahahahah! Please, please, Justaaaaaaaaa!
We just playing with you Justa. You know you have our respect!
Mamba24

in honor of the crabs MVP we should all speak in third person... yellofever thinks the crab will choke against boston.. but yellofever could be wrong... yellofever says bye bye crab

YELLOW FEVER NOT WRONG! CRAB CHOKE YES!

DFish, if the Lakers win the championship at the end of the season then did they really underachieve? Phil knows what he's doing. Oodles of injuries, a big change in the lineup, 8 players playing for contracts and coasting through the season to gear up for the playoffs can really reflect in a regular season record.

Mamba24, I'd love to but it's really just B.U.L.L. that comes to mind.

I can point out all the game winners...

I can point out the record...

I can point out the fact that we are defending champs on a tough conference...

I could point out the BSPN bias...

I could point out the injuries...

I could point out the combination of these things...

I could point out the...did I mention game winners? Oh yeah that's right, statistically according to 82games (cough crap cough).com the person you want taking that shot is also Lebron.

I'm tired of the bull. I just want to win.

Take note of Kobe tonight, the guy will not let this go unpunished. Goodbye OKC. You've just been turned into road kill.

DFish,

When you win a championship, no one cares about how you did during the regular season. Granted, if the Lakers don't have a parade this year--and home court somehow factors into that--then we'll spend all summer dissecting the regular season.

But I don't think that's going to happen. See you on Figueroa in June.

Go Lake Show!

PRINCESS JIMMY YOU HAVE OFFENDED THE LAKER BLOG AND THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE YOU MUST PAY:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqxnhmeMdJ4

Well, LeBron has finally joined the ranks of elite playas such as Nash who have multiple MVPs. Congrats to James!

On another note, the SUNS did away with the Blazers much to the relief of LA. It's a weird postseason in a way - LA doesn't have to face DAL, SA, POR and PHX - only one of these teams. Kind of a free ride for LA to the WCF.

I'd like to see the OKC-LA series go 7 games. That's entertainment!

Congrats LeBronze. Like another Blogger already posted. I can't wait for the puppet Kobe to continue rubbing it in when Kobe wins another title this year!

--FEARless

"Imiss Butler, he would have said that now LePrincess is as good as Gnash.
He was so funny."

Thanks Nano!

I agree with you Faith, enough with the bull. My dislike of the princess is growing in multitudes. Let us see Kobe tonight, should be interesting.

Yellofever laughing.. LOL.. Mamba right yellofever wrong.. Yellofever sorry

OMG, that Video is freaking hilarious, no way is that Justa though.

Lebron is closing on Wade, maybe! 0-1

Durant is closing on Lebron. 0-0.

KB24 is closing on MJ23, 4-6.

Posted by: Staples 24 | April 30, 2010 at 02:26 PM

Staples 24, did you ever hit the nail squarely on the head with that one!

--FEARless

Take note of Kobe tonight, the guy will not let this go unpunished. Goodbye OKC. You've just been turned into road kill. Posted by: Faith | April 30, 2010 at 02:57 PM
NOW THAT, IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!! Take notes Laker Nation. Lol!
Mamba24

OH

MY

GOD


If you guys think that's anything like me, you've got another think coming.

HOLD ONTO YOUR HATS EVERYONE:


I confess - I'm really a girl.

(A really HOT girl. MM - does this change my chances of going to the ASG in LA with you?)


It's a long story - one fraught with ideas of annonymity that changed into a feeling of family with thoughts of "they think I'm a guy and now if I tell them I'm a girl they may not like me, or be mad at me, or feel like I led them on, etc etc". BUT - the air must now be cleared. The real me must be made know. The truth shall set you free.

Hopefully our collective freedom will not result in me being excommunicated from this blog....

I love you all, my Laker family. I really do.

Ok! OK ! Princess Jimmy is B.U.L.L. who does not shake hands with the Lepercahuns.


Finally, the Lakers blog unite!!!


Kobe MVP FINALS - 5th NBA RING!!!


Justa, seriously?

we've already seen the best of kobe.
stop being so sensitive, LA.

it's lebron league now.

Now, let's beat the THUNDER! and close those windy doors in OKLAHOMA tonite!!!

Jamf, I like you MORE now!!!..LOL

ZairaAmaterasu,

It is nice to hear from you, again. Your prose is sweet music to my "ears." Your grasp of the English language more akin to poetry than blogging.

I had missed your picturesque speech. Let us back in the glory of the Lakers brushing the Thunder aside like you would your little brother. Proving that they are all rock, and no roll.

--FEARless

PS: In my head, you look and sound exactly like my Wife -- I hope you don't mind! :P

If I win tonight, I will also buy a real bull for Faith.
Justa, you already got Jack N., you still want to sit with the husband of Jeanette. Lakers will win tonight as Faith said, they're tired of Thunder ghosts, Thunder bulls, Thunder Scott Brooks.....no more freebies to the Oklahomans

LTLF & Staples 24 do you have any wishes? Say it now while I'm still a pauper.

- A healthy Celtics team seems to have a decent chance to beat the Cavs on paper, but based on the bogus officiating in the Cavs/Bulls series, the Celtics are going to have a tough time overcoming the refs and beating the Cavs. It won't be impossible to beat the Cavs, as Orlando proved last season, but it will be an uphill battle as soon as the whistle sounds. The refs are on high alert. They know exactly what satan Stern wants. Anytime Lebron charges into the lane, a whistle will be blown. Anytime he takes 3 to 4 steps, the whistles will remain silent.

- Did anyone watch the Orlando/Charlotte series? Dwight Howard got manhandled and abused in the first round, not by Charlotte, but by Stern and the refs. Dwight also happens to be the biggest obstacle for the Cavs to reach the finals. Coincidence? Last season, the Cavs got all the calls, but Orlando was still good enough to win. This year, Stern is taking added measures to ensure a Cavs victory over Orlando.

Justa my bro-er sister, my mind is boggled!

I love you all, my Laker family. I really do. Posted by: justanothermambafan | April 30, 2010 at 03:11 PM
So

Jamf, I like you MORE now!!!..LOL Posted by: ChicNstu | April 30, 2010 at 03:16 PM
LOL! Stop that Chic. Justa I don't care what anybody says you're still head of the Mamba Clan!
SO SAY WE ALL MAMBAS!
LET IT BE SAID LET IT BE WRITTEN LET IT BE DONE!!

Justa, I was just pullin your leg about the vid. One thing i know fo sho.. I don't want you to stop being who you are.. That's why we love you so much.

YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!!

Seriously.

I was VERY worried about this.

Last night we saw Beabuois, Hill and Jennings elevated their games, new young guns in Mavs, Spurs and Bucks. In the playoffs is where you make a reputation for yourself. These three young men has certainly rose to the occasion.


Thunder's Westbrook, Durant and Ibaka has done that too. But today they fall and they can just take this as a lesson from the Champs.


Lakers advances to the 2nd rd.


JAMF!!!!

You are a girl!!!!!

SHRUG!!!!

I like you because you are witty. Remember, I'm the one who told you to count me as a disciple. Remember that? I didn't mean Judas, either.

I don't really care, as long as you keep writing the way you do, I'm game.

Now, lets dispense with this pettiness and get onto absorbing history as it is being made right before our eyes!

--FEARless

FOR GOD SAKES JUSTA, WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL!
You're Justa, We like you and that's that. Now can I go outside & play now head of the Mamba Clan pleeeeease!
Mamba24(Larry C.)

JAMF, First I def new that wasn't you in the Video. Second, I knew there was a reason why I backed you for the ASG.

VoteJusta.com

OMG, Faith's ticket is in trouble now!

Kobe is one of the most talented and successful players of all time.... but LeBron is a better player, a better leader, and a better human being than Kobe.

Imagine switching them. Let Kobe play in Cleveland or some other place, and let LeBron play with the Lakers franchise, Phil Jackson as his coach, and the Lakers' supporting cast through the years. Then LeBron would have more rings over time than Kobe. And more MVPs.

Basketball is a team sport, with 10 players on the court, coaches designing the plays and molding a team, and a franchise backing them. I can understand a player saying he would rather have championships than MVP awards, but for critics to judge two players by who has the most rings is a simple-minded, lazy standard. Is Lamar Odom better than Amare Stoudemire? Is Derek Fisher better than Dwyane Wade? Is Pau Gasol better than Dwight Howard?

No Big Deal, my mind just boggles easily, that's all. I even spelled knew without the K. Damn it!

I love you all.

And YES - time to get back to watching history unfold!!!

Mamba24 - of course you can go out to play. Just make sure you're back in time for the live chat, ok?

And - by the way - I LOVE ME SOME PUPPETS!!! Thanks!

My favorite line:


Lebron: $20 Chinese food!! Beef & brocoli!!


LOL!! Even his puppet is an idiot!

Justa, i'm surprised, but only because you are so tough in your posts, that you make me look like Lebron against the Bulls.

@->---
For you :)

LOL markg - and thanks for the support!

FEARless - I would NEVER consider you to be a "judas" - NEVER.

MrNano - well - what can I say? I'm a seriously disturbed Lakerholic. Much like the rest of you!

Justa,

Seriously?
You mean my brother from another mother is really my sister?

Journalism at its best.... the MVP award hasn't even been given out yet, but the LATimes HAD to come up with something to steal the spotlight back onto their (fading) star.

chic - thanks! And see you on the chat tonight!

Mr Nano,

Wheres my Rose? LOL

Rick - yeah..... you ok?

Mamba24 - of course you can go out to play. Just make sure you're back in time for the live chat, ok? And - by the way - I LOVE ME SOME PUPPETS!!! Thanks! My favorite line: Lebron: $20 Chinese food!! Beef & brocoli!! LOL!! Even his puppet is an idiot! Posted by: justanothermambafan | April 30, 2010 at 03:32 PM

ROFLMFAO!!! Even his puppet is an idiot! hahahahah!
WTF! TIGER WOODS MISSED THE CUT! Get back to you JustAnotherMambaFan!
Mamba24

 
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