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Video caption contest: Luke Walton in an NBA promo spoof

As soon as Lakers forward Luke Walton checked into the lineup this month for the first time in 22 games, the volume of comments during the Lakers' 100-81 loss April 4 to the San Antonio Spurs increased tremendously. Of course, this shouldn't be a surprise.

His injury history and statistically marginal impact surely fuels the ongoing criticism so much that it almost becomes a running joke among Lakers fans that any of the world's problems directly point to him. I've mentioned several times that though by no means Walton won't make or break the team; his presence is valued because of his understanding of the triangle offense. So perhaps with this video caption contest, I'm just opening up a hornets' nest. But on a non-game day following a loss, I figured it'd be good to give Lakers fans something that will make them laugh and temporarily divert their attention away from the playoffs.

Tip of the cap goes to Lakers-Fan.com for putting together this hilarious NBA promo spoof featuring Walton.

If you were to write the voice-over for this promo spoof, what would it entail? The best voice-over will be featured in tomorrow's morning links post.

-- Mark Medina

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Excellent MM,

I'm still laughing!

I would say mostly everyone did well except for Kobe. I would also say he is the main reason that we lost. His shooting is really bad and didn't do a good job on defense either. Too many occations he left his man open for wide open shots. We really need him to cut down the shots and create for other guys for us to have a better chance of winning.

So many people have a need to single out one person when things go wrong and result in a loss in a team sport. There are so many other plays throughout the game that make a difference too.
So, if someone hits a shot at the buzzer to win a game, that player won the game, and if they miss, that player lost the game.
It's a team sport, with many plays by many players and many decisions by the coaches throughout the game that make a difference and impact the final score. Blame for this loss should be shared by the team and coaching staff.
They just got beat that's all.

Another thing about Kobe, that nobody has really hit upon.

Kobe's been turning the ball over at a high rate, and each turnover usually leads to points for the opponent.

I'm not talking about an injury induced turnover; but just plain mental mistakes.

I love Kobe, but I think he reached his peak 2 years ago. I think what we're seeing now is the beginning of the slow decline of this tremendous player, and that breaks my heart.

I'm no fan of these multiple threads either...

I just wanted to second Jamie Sweet's post in the other thread and even though I have a gigantic man-crush on Kobe it pains me to see this "has been"-version. I know he's got those injuries on finger, knee and ankle but is he brain damaged aswell??? I joked a while back about him taking over Ron Ron's Hennessy habit and some of his decisions are jut plain moronic. He's had a bunch of REALLY stupid turnovers in this series (aswell as in the regular season) and forcing the issue with his injuries is just retarded.

I'm also afraid we're losing PJ after this season. Clearly our knuckleheaded team isn't listening to him. Everybody knows what to do (maybe except for Ron Ron...) and still they do the opposite, like a bunch of obstinate children. Pound the ball inside! Not only aren't we passing the ball inside, we don't drive inside or post up properly. When Pau's lurking on the perimeter something is very wrong! I know Oklahoma is clogging the lane but we need to get in there and muscle these kids around! Gasol must be the focus of the offense. He is clearly our most consistent and reliable player right now.

I've been down on Bynum earlier but I must say I appreciate his increasing rebounding in the playoffs. I don't care so much if he scores. Rebound, plug the lane and block shots kiddo! Ron's playing some nasty D but boy does he look insecure on offense. I've noted numerous occasions where he obviously doesn't know whether to shoot or not and his blown a startling number of layups. Poor guy (and poor us).

I still say Lakers i 6 and then a 2nd round exit. Prepare for pain in these playoffs, dear Laker Nation. Only way for us to survive the 2nd round is if we get Utah but sooner or later we'll have our B-hinds handed to us in a most humiliating way. Another dynasty flushed down the drain... I wish we had half the heart and desire Oklahoma displays. Kudos also to Durant who is an incredible player and in contrary to LeEvaBraun a very dignified athlete.

MM, I appreciate your hard work. However, there's too many spread in one day. For instance, adding this Walton blog doesn't sense to me.

@MM


A voice over:

In a world where the hopes and dreams of every kid shooting baskets in the drive way are represented by one man, that man could only be Luke Walton. With his patented bull rush into the paint and funky white boy turn-around, he lifts the spirits of every non-athlete that dreams of making it big in the NBA. The NBA, where Walton happens.

for voice over


My name is Bill Walton of the Lakers
I sit on the bench with the rest of the fakers
I only missed 22 games with a ingrown toenail
makes me lucky for I am slow as a snail
I cant shoot or jump or help this team
but making five million a year is a dream
why retire when I get paid more than my famous dad
and i really know I am very bad
but they pay me to sit on the bench and take notes
and I daydream of all my cars and boats
soon they will get rid of me I know
but so what, Ill have plenty of dough

n a world where the hopes and dreams of every kid shooting baskets in the drive way are represented by one man, that man could only be Luke Walton. With his patented bull rush into the paint and funky white boy turn-around, he lifts the spirits of every non-athlete that dreams of making it big in the NBA. The NBA, where Walton happens.


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