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Caught in the Web: Lakers ready for Game 1 against Phoenix Suns

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Lakers links

-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports that Lakers guard Kobe Bryant recently had a significant amount of fluid drained from his swollen right knee.

-- Scouts tell The Times' Broderick Turner that fans should expects a long series between the Suns and Lakers.

-- The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore explains why Lakers guard Derek Fisher feels up to the task of  guarding the Suns' Steve Nash.

-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr looks into how the long layoff could affect both the Lakers' and Suns' play.

-- NBA.com's Art Garcia says the return of Suns center Robin Lopez is a significant variable as Andrew Bynum's bum knee has kept him out of practices.

-- The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen focuses on how the Lakers plan to limit the Suns' paint presence.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin says the Lakers are rested and ready for Phoenix.

-- The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller argues Bynum should take cues from Bryant on how to remain guarded when discussing injuries.

-- Fox Sports' Charley Rosen breaks down the Lakers-Suns series.

-- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights how the Lakers feel they are championship ready.

-- NBA Fanhouse's Chris Tomasson argues that Fisher deserves a spot on next season's roster for his resurgent play this postseason.

-- The New York Times' Billy Witz details how the Lakers are motivated by their first-round losses in 2006 and 2007 to Phoenix.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Land O' Lakers blog recounts Magic Johnson's performance in Game 6 of the 1980 NBA Finals.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius previews the series with Valley of the Suns

-- Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore is anxious for this series to get started.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's Saurav A. Das outlines the Lakers' individual improvements.

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Suns links

-- The Times' Mark Heisler recounts Alvin Gentry's stint with the Clippers.

-- The Arizona Republic's Dan Bickley outlines the importance that Phoenix upsets the Lakers. And the reasons extend beyond advancing to the NBA Finals.

-- The Arizona Republic's Paul Coro details how the Suns have been playing their best basketball as of late.

-- The Arizona Republic's Jay Dieffenbach reports that Vegas oddsmakers don't like Phoenix's chances against the Lakers.

-- The Riverside Press Enterprise's Lassen highlights Phoenix's ability to run the floor.

-- The Arizona Republic's E. J. Montini credits Jerry Colangelo for laying the organization's foundation as the Sun's first general manager.

-- ESPN NBA analyst and Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon has a Sunday conversation in the video below with Steve Nash.

-- The Arizona Republic's Bob Young highlights Gentry's acknowledgement that injuries limited Bryant's effectiveness.

-- The Arizona Republic's Coro and Young point to Suns guard Jason Richardson as an X-factor in this series.

-- The Arizona Republic's sports staff offer their series predictions

-- Valley of the Suns' Michael Schwartz highlights Jared Dudley's contributions.

Radio interview

-- In the audio file below, I discuss the Lakers' upcoming matchup against Phoenix with Fox Sports Radio's John Fricke and Pooh Richardson.

Fox Sports May 16


Tweet of the Day: "Rob and LaMar are getting serious about this video game challenge they have going on! I can hear them from the other room." -- KhloeKardashian (reality-TV star and Lamar Odom's wife).

Reader Comment of the Day: "I think Drew's injury may be OK because it forces Andrew to stay near the basket and rebound intead of always trying to be the 1st guy down court for an alley-oop" -- wesjoenixon

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum walks on the court at the team's training facility in El Segundo during a team practice on Wednesday. Bynum sat out the practice session because of a knee injury. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Photo: Suns center Robin Lopez, who is scheduled to return to the lineup after a bulging disc kept him out of the first two playoff series, will play a pivotal role against the Lakers' sizable front line. Without him, the Suns are vulnerable defensively in the paint and on the boards. Credit: Rob Schumacher / Associated Press

 
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It's time to LOCK N' LOAD BABY!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mPt3Zz_xLc Posted by: ChicNstu | May 17, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!

Mamba24, outstanding. Game day roll call is like the appetizer we all need to whet our appetites for the main course.

Tonight, were barbequing some Canadian Goose for the main course.

Wow, all 5 of the Arizona Rep's sports writers pick the Lakers. Only their TV guy picked the Suns, but he said he was just going with is heart not his head.
The consensus seems to be Kobe is the difference maker.
Hope that knee is working ok.
We win the first 2 and it's down hill from there, but gotta win those first 2.

Mamba-

Good morning! If you decide to stay aboard ... I would understand.

I would be shocked not too see anything but the full fire power of the Los Angeles Lakers tonight (even if it's only for a half then playing scrubs after that).

Full energy and effort tonight and that's a very tough to thing to beat when we're talking about the 2010 champion Lakers.

PS...

New comment formality of typing in a code will not solve troll problems.

Some sort of program that matches a posting ID to known IP(s) or email address would go a long way, but all this code typing does is annoy

JMHO

Thanks for the roll call, Mamba24!

We needed that.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Tonight, were barbequing some Canadian Goose for the main course.
Posted by: #4 | May 17, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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MMMMMBOy! Setting the table right now!!
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We win the first 2 and it's down hill from there, but gotta win those first 2.
Posted by: Art - FL Lakers Fan | May 17, 2010 at 11:17 AM
Then win them we shall! Lakers in 4!
Mamba24

Mamba24,

Can we get some Fryes, with that Goose?

PS: Don't let Justa hog the mashed potatoes.

Mamba24,

Great roll call -- like a cleansing after the last thread! Things were getting a little weird...

Would be great if this blog had more capabilities, like a search feature, blocking options, etc. I would love to go back and read some of the posts from the 2005-2006 season -- I vaguely recall what was going on when the Lakers went up 3-1 against the Suns. I realize this is free, but there are technologies out there that would improve the experience and make Mark's job easier. Just a thought.

Allright Jon K. we need that Prayer please sir!
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Full energy and effort tonight and that's a very tough to thing to beat when we're talking about the 2010 champion Lakers.
Posted by: Tim-4-Show | May 17, 2010 at 11:21 AM
AMEN BROTHER!

Can we get some Fryes, with that Goose? PS: Don't let Justa hog the mashed potatoes. Posted by: Mark G | May 17, 2010 at 11:31 AM
ROFLMAO!!
Would be great if this blog had more capabilities, like a search feature, blocking options, etc. I would love to go back and read some of the posts from the 2005-2006 season -- I vaguely recall what was going on when the Lakers went up 3-1 against the Suns. I realize this is free, but there are technologies out there that would improve the experience and make Mark's job easier. Just a thought.
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It is a way to do that. Somebody did it on here. Let me go back and research and get back to you tommorow or Wednseday on it.

AWESOME FROKKIN' JOB MAMBA!!!!

I can't evenput into words how excited I am about finally seeing the Lakers play tonight. I'm hoping for a dominant performance that'll shut up all the critics.

On another note, I'm sitting here cramming for a 6pm (EST) final so I'm asking for prayers from my Laker family. I guarantee you I'll be done by tipoff no matter what it takes. Then I'll be so darn relieved that I can focus of b-ball for the next two months.

Oooops, I meant FRIKKIN' above. Typing too fast. LOL

SHOULD THE PRAYERS BE DISCUSSED AND INCLUDED IN SPORTS?

EastCoastJessie,

Best of luck! Out of curiousity, what class/school/city? If you'd prefer not to answer, no worries.

GAME DAY!!! Felt like eons ago, whew thank goodness it's here.

Can't read anymore analysis, just let this game begin!!! I'm so excited one because Fisher is actually guarding someone who's older than him, well actually we're playing against a team that has veteran players. This series will be a bit different from the past two series.

Let's do this Lakers!

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SHOULD THE PRAYERS BE DISCUSSED AND INCLUDED IN SPORTS?
Posted by: Lakerfan | May 17, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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Ask God that when you stand before him

teamn

BOSTON/LAW/CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

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Posted by: mamba24 | May 17, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Awwww thanks Mamba and everyone else.

Ask God that when you stand before him

Posted by: mamba24 | May 17, 2010 at 11:44 AM

LOL Mamba. My thoughts exactly!

EastCoastJessie,

Very impressive, good luck. Took a class along those lines many years ago in the same city -- did ok, but was tough!

Being a Lakers fan in Boston is an interesting experience...

Hey J24, I think you can relax as said by a wise memmber of the Mamba Clan:
WE GOT THIS!!
MAMBA24

Wow Mamba24, You just blew out the speakers to my computer!

Way to go Mamba24!

We play the Suns tonight....(as tears of joy stream down my eyes) For me, this is personal seeing as I live amongst the 'Losing Desert Dwellers'

"CAN YOU DIG IT!!!"

@EASTCOASTJESSIE, Don't slack off on that studying now. You must use all your will to overcome your Lakerholism! Lol!
Mamba24

Thanks teamn.

I agree, it takes a REAL fan to handle the purple & gold in your veins in such a green environment but blood is thicker than water and the Boston Harbor is only but so big :-)

GGGGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEDay.

FINAALY! It's been eons since last we took the floor in a meaningful match up, and now we gonna have a brawl on our hands starting tonight. I expect the Suns to be physical, pushing, pulling, slapping and spitting on our team to try and put us off our mental game. It's the only way they can win.


Our size should allow us to score more easily than the Suns, in a half court game, and that's the key. Keep it a half court affair. So far this post season we've been OK at preventing a ton of fast break points (throw out the first 4 games against OKC and we're even better) and even though it sounds impossible, I know this team can do it.


Don't get caught up in the up and down tempo that is so seducingly there against the Suns, every so often we gotta pull a 2006 when we walked the ball across half court and ate up a good 10 seconds of the shot clock before getting the offense going. Not every possession, but enough of 'em to keep the tempo slow.


Hopefully all the fluid drained from knees bodes well and doesn't prophecize bad jumpers from Kobe and limited movement from Bynum.


Rock hard, Staples, bring the noise and the Lakers will brin the funk! (Good kind of funk, not bad)

@MAMBA24....

That roll call got my juices flowing!!!
Put me on the ECJ and Kobe b/wagon! Please!

GO LAKERS!!!
SUCK THE FUNS!!!

We play the Suns tonight....(as tears of joy stream down my eyes) For me, this is personal seeing as I live amongst the 'Losing Desert Dwellers' "CAN YOU DIG IT!!!" Posted by: Fatty | May 17, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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Yes I can dig it now that Fatty's back! WELCOME BACK SIR, YOU HAVE BEEN SORELY MISSED!
MAMBA24

Mamba you know me sooooo well...I was just sitting here trying so hard to close the page and instead keep refreshing it. I'm giving myself 4 more minutes until 3pm my time and I'm done until I join you all on the blog tonight. I'll be a little late but I will be there.

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Jusr remember you are a Lakerfan and they are the best in what ever they do.
God be with you Jessie!
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ECJ,

I didn't know you were in law school, it must an interesting time to study Con Law. GL on the final.

so can i post yet?

@EASTCOASTJESSIE, TIMES UP1, Back to studying Princess.
Mamba24

Good luck ECJ!

Eric Wright is BACK. Posted by: Eric Wright | May 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM
Man get a Freakin Life. If anybody's soul needs praying for it's yours, that is if you have one and are not a Demon in disquise. By the way Have you ever heard of FREE WILL.

hmm. not sure about this coded log in thing. I always thought that the code retyping was to eliminate automated computer run spam, not eliminate trolls. and frankly it's a pain the in butt.

i hope this is just a stop gap measure, or there is some way around it that somebody can tell me about.

re prayers- mamba- not cool, i don't think we need religious discrimination around here. i put up with the prayers, but trust me, you don't want to start a religious war on here, it would be a lot uglier than an immigration debate. let's just be respectful, ok?

"Were counting on you East Coast Jessie...."

"You can do it!"

"Just do it!"

"Piece of cake!"

"No problema!"

"You can pass this test with one hand tied behind your back and one foot on the neck of a Celtic fan"

I think you get the point...

and here's a thought- HOW ABOUT WE JUST MODERATE THE COMMENTS AND APPROVE THEM BEFORE POSTING THEM! Crazy, but it just might work. I can believe you don't have the time, FCM, but surely there is some poor soul around (a former employee of the classified ads department maybe?) who will take at least a cursory look at these.

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(01) MAMBA24 - OWNER - Princess You got my Prayers and my Love.
Jusr remember you are a Lakerfan and they are the best in what ever they do.
God be with you Jessie!
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - RIDING SHOTGUN
(03) KEIFO
(04) #4 = GUARDIAN OF DYNASTY 4 - Good luck ECJ!
(06) BRONXLAKERFAN - SECURITY -Put me on the ECJ and Kobe b/wagon! Please!
(07) FATTY - COACH - "Were counting on you East Coast Jessie...."
"You can do it!" "Just do it!" "Piece of cake!" "No problema!" "You can pass this test with one hand tied behind your back and one foot on the neck of a Celtic fan" I think you get the point...
(08) TEAMN - REFEREE -
(09)


Mamba24,

"SAY A PRAYER FOR EASTCOAST JESSIES FINALS AND
KOBE BRYANTS KNEE - BANDWAGON"

Please put me on that bandwagon.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

Burgers to grill (assuming it doesn't rain): Check

18 pack of Tecate: Check

Freshly Washed Lakers Jersey: Check

pumped up for the Lakers/Suns WCF showdown at 6:00pm: Check

For a team that hangs pacific division banners and not championships, there's the PHX Suns

For the Team with 15 going on 16 World Championships and celebrating 50 years in beautiful LA, There's The LOS ANGELES LAKERS!!!!!

re prayers- mamba- not cool, i don't think we need religious discrimination around here. i put up with the prayers, but trust me, you don't want to start a religious war on here, it would be a lot uglier than an immigration debate. let's just be respectful, ok? Posted by: phred | May 17, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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PHRED we are cool and all but let's see, for the last 3 freakin years we habve been doing Prayers on here and eveything was cool, suddenly a freakin roll calls for a Prayer Ban and the whole Blog is suppose to bend to one mans will. i think not brother. But I'll tell you what, lets take a poll and see what the BLOG
says.

Anyone here work for South Park?

If you do, can you confirm that Steve Nash's head was the prototype for designing Ike and all of the rest of the Canadians in the South Park series?

No, Seriously! Ike's head is shaped just like Steve's. An Egg Head... LOL

Go Lakers!!! One, Two, Three, DOMINATE!!!!

AH i will be missing the better part of the game:( so BUMMED!!! stupid work!!


LETS GO LAKER FAM!! don't let us down and cheer!

GO LAKERS!

Good Morning All

On a fine day like this, a prayer is just a outburst of gratitude.
My son is a Baptist Minister, my sister converted to Judaism, my 91 year old mother is a raging athiest, my girlfriend is a Sufi, and I... well my theology says "I don't believe in God, but I sure miss Him."

So it's not prayer we should avoid but doctrine and denomination and dogma.

Joseph Campbell said "Preachers err trying to talk people into belief. Better they should reveal the radiance of their own discovery."

Go Lakers

The sun starts to set at 6:00 tonight.

ECJ...

La buena suerte!

Mamba24, Put Me On The EastCoastJessie Finals and Kobe's Knee Bandwagon.

EastCoastJessie, Execute Your Game Plan To Perfection! You'll Do Great! Our Prayers Are With You...

Kobe's Knee: KB24, You Know Your Body Better Than Anyone! What Time Is It? BLACK MAMBA TIME!!!!!

Go Lakers! One, Two, Three, DOMINATE!!!!!!

Eric Wright is BACK.
Posted by: Eric Wright | May 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM

I was wondering what that stink was...but hey, it's good to know that one can still post on blogs while handcuffed.

Mamba24, my bro, put me on the IF LOVIN' THE LAKERS IS WRONG, I DON'T WANNA BE WRIGHT BANDAGON!

Burgers to grill (assuming it doesn't rain): Check

18 pack of Tecate: Check

Freshly Washed Lakers Jersey: Check

pumped up for the Lakers/Suns WCF showdown at 6:00pm: Check

For a team that hangs pacific division banners and not championships, there's the PHX Suns

For the Team with 15 going on 16 World Championships and celebrating 50 years in beautiful LA, There's The LOS ANGELES LAKERS!!!!! Posted by: Cap's Goggles | May 17, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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I think that about covers it Cap. except...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!
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SAY A PRAYER FOR EASTCOAST JESSIES FINALS AND
KOBE BRYANTS KNEE - BANDWAGON
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(01) MAMBA24 - OWNER - Princess You got my Prayers and my Love.
Jusr remember you are a Lakerfan and they are the best in what ever they do.
God be with you Jessie!
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - RIDING SHOTGUN
(03) KEIFO
(04) #4 = GUARDIAN OF DYNASTY 4 - Good luck ECJ!
(06) BRONXLAKERFAN - SECURITY -Put me on the ECJ and Kobe b/wagon! Please!
(07) FATTY - COACH - "Were counting on you East Coast Jessie...."
"You can do it!" "Just do it!" "Piece of cake!" "No problema!" "You can pass this test with one hand tied behind your back and one foot on the neck of a Celtic fan" I think you get the point...
(08) TEAMN - REFEREE -
(09) JON K. - UNDERCOVER AGENT - Please put me on that bandwagon
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This biggest point about tonight's game is that it may determine how long and drawn out this series may be. Laker win will increase the chances of a shorter series, while a loss might mean a real dogfight. Should be exciting!

try this: http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakersblog/2006/04/index.html
Posted by: LongTimeLakerFan | May 17, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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Thank you sir, you not only know your Laker History backwards and forwards but also know your way around a computer. Thanks LongTimeLakerFan. and...OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!
MAMBA24

Mamba24- like i said, i don't worry about the prayers, I respect them in the spirit that they are given- I don't think you need to get defensive about them, as I would supposed that complaining about the prayers deserves the same respect as the the prayers themselves. I suppose I could say I appreciated how Utz did the prayers with humility and I think Jon K is mostly keeping up the tradition.

But now that you mention it, what would the blog be voting on exactly? Whether we pray or not, or what the dominant religion of the blog should be? Cause if it's the first one, I don't think you need to bother, as you said, they've been going on for three years.

If it's the second one, yes, I stand by my comment, discussion about a particular religious belief and it's rightness or wrongness has never been allowed on this blog, and no matter who votes, that's the way it should stay.

Because if you'll take a minute to think about it; it's a really bad idea to discuss religion on the internet.

Sure, add me MAMBA24, if there isn't a seat on the ECJ Bandwagon, I'll just stand.

Two comments from 2006 that made me snicker (hindsight is 20-20):

Mike T thought that they could go all the way.

Faith thought that the Lakers should give Smush an extension. (I think that comment was after a good game 4 by Smush)

Mamba24, my bro, put me on the IF LOVIN' THE LAKERS IS WRONG, I DON'T WANNA BE WRIGHT BANDAGON! Posted by: CornerJ | May 17, 2010 at 12:27 PM
ROFLMAO!! You still got the touch CORNER J! I just hope mr. wrights head does not swell too much. LOL!
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IF LOVIN' THE LAKERS IS WRONG, I DON'T WANNA BE WRIGHT - BANDAGON!
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(01) CORNER J - OWNER - put me on the IF LOVIN' THE LAKERS IS WRONG, I DON'T WANNA BE WRIGHT BANDAGON!
(02) MAMBA24 - DRIVER - He said it all!
(03) JUSTANOHTERMAMBAFAN - RIDING SHOTGUN
(04) # 4 - DIRECTOR OF DYNASTY 4
(05) JON -K - UNDERCOVER AGENT
(06) FATTY - COACH -

I am always amazed at why a non-Laker fan would post on the Laker Blog. I can't imagine why I would post, say, on the Magic Blog? Why would I waste my time (no offense to the Magic Blog)?

LongTimeLakerFan: "Faith thought that the Lakers should give Smush an extension. (I think that comment was after a good game 4 by Smush)"

Faith, Mush Got His Extension! The Lakers Extended The Offer To Leave Without the Door Hitting His @$$ On The Way Out... LOL

Go Lakers! One, Two, Three, DOMINATE!!!!

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SAY A PRAYER FOR EASTCOAST JESSIES FINALS AND
KOBE BRYANTS KNEE - BANDWAGON
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(01) MAMBA24 - OWNER - Princess You got my Prayers and my Love.
Jusr remember you are a Lakerfan and they are the best in what ever they do.
God be with you Jessie!
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - RIDING SHOTGUN
(03) KEIFO
(04) #4 = GUARDIAN OF DYNASTY 4 - Good luck ECJ!
(06) BRONXLAKERFAN - SECURITY -Put me on the ECJ and Kobe b/wagon! Please!
(07) FATTY - COACH - "Were counting on you East Coast Jessie...."
"You can do it!" "Just do it!" "Piece of cake!" "No problema!" "You can pass this test with one hand tied behind your back and one foot on the neck of a Celtic fan" I think you get the point...
(08) TEAMN - REFEREE -
(09) JON K. - UNDERCOVER AGENT - Please put me on that bandwagon
(10) D(erek)J(eter) - Sure, add me MAMBA24, if there isn't a seat on the ECJ Bandwagon, I'll just stand.
(11) MARCB - EastCoastJessie, Execute Your Game Plan To Perfection! You'll Do Great! Our Prayers Are With You...Kobe's Knee: KB24, You Know Your Body Better Than Anyone! What Time Is It? BLACK MAMBA TIME!!!!!Go Lakers! One, Two, Three, DOMINATE!!!!!!

Unlike some here, I admit, I've got nothing to say that hasn't been said but I just gotta say it again

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LAKERS!

Mamba24, If I'm the coach, does that mean I get to call the plays?

Just saying.......

I decided
to go take a snooze
figuring
there's no way the Lakers lose.

I dreamt I saw
a great burning light
with a banner displayed
did it say Suns win the fight?

I thought how could this happen
must be a mistake
I heard fans in the distance
I began to ache

I saw a pic of Kobe
his knee in a brace
And there was Gasol
with bandaged nose and face

Another pic showed Bynum
in a wheelchair
My mouth fell open
I could only stare

I had to get closer
What was going on
Did the Suns really win
No way, come on.

I then saw a paper
The Arizona Republic
I tore it open
about to be sick

I found the sports page
There in black and white
those photos of Kobe, Drew and Pau
what a fright.

Then I read the caption
below those pics
my heart beat faster
what a trick

It said, This is the only way
Suns will ever beat the Lakers
The series is over
Suns meet their makers

Nash calls it quits
Suns are done for the summer
Says playing the Lakers
is just too much of a bummer


Mamba, world order has been restored with that spine-chilling roll call. That being said, PLEASE restore me to the roll call list. I miss being included...

Mamba24, If I'm the coach, does that mean I get to call the plays?
Just saying....... Posted by: Fatty | May 17, 2010 at 01:04 PM
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FATTY now that you're back, you get to do any dang thing that you want to!
Lol!
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Nash calls it quits
Suns are done for the summer
Says playing the Lakers
is just too much of a bummer
Posted by: Art - FL Lakers Fan | May 17, 2010 at 01:11 PM
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do I have to say it? DO I HAVE TO SAY IT?...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!
MAMBA24

LongTimeLakerFan & Mamba24,

Thanks for the link to the past blogs -- great stuff!

HEY GUYS, NEW THREADS UP!
Blog God forgive me I just had to do it.

Mamba, world order has been restored with that spine-chilling roll call. That being said, PLEASE restore me to the roll call list. I miss being included...
Posted by: Dee Scott | May 17, 2010 at 01:13 PM
Dee forgive me, I shall do that right now. Sorrrrry!
Mamba24

Go Lakers. I want lakers to win games and win it all or I will be upset. I watch lakers and nba games. I am a die hard Lakers fan.. Go LAKERS

this is what i think of the haters..

http://tinyurl.com/2e29nf7

Art-FL Lakers

That was pretty darn good......You are into it

this is what i think of the haters..

http://tinyurl.com/2e29nf7

Posted by: Cap's Goggles | May 17, 2010 at 01:23 PM

Looks like a Celtic fan to me!

this is what i think of the haters.. http://tinyurl.com/2e29nf7
Posted by: Cap's Goggles | May 17, 2010 at 01:23 PM
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ROFLMFAO!! HAHAHHAHA OH SWEET JESUS!
Cap, that was....OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!
mAMBA24

MAMBA24, are you FEELING IT? 4 1/2 hours 'til tip off. i can't wait to send those "run and gunners" down to their first of FOUR DEFEATS. even the arizona republic's 4 main, columnists think the suns are going DOWN! let the games begin!

Looks like a Celtic fan to me! Posted by: 131-92 | May 17, 2010 at 01:31 PM
HEY 131, this is going to be a Blog first but your team was...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR. Yes your team has our attention now 131. But first don't let up on the Magic, don't relax cause you stole one game. Steal 2 and then go home and finish the job. See You in the Finals
mamba24

Caps Goggles,

Seriously now,
that was funny!

MAMBA24, are you FEELING IT? 4 1/2 hours 'til tip off. i can't wait to send those "run and gunners" down to their first of FOUR DEFEATS. even the arizona republic's 4 main, columnists think the suns are going DOWN! let the games begin!Posted by: Lakeshowinphx | May 17, 2010 at 01:34 PM
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Am I feeling it. Lakeshowinphx I been floating on the ceiling for 7 days with anticipation for tonight. You will know how the game and series will go after the first quarter. My money is still on lakers in 4.
Mamba24

I watch lakers and nba games. I am a die hard Lakers fan.. Go LAKERS
Posted by: aditya sriran | May 17, 2010 at 01:23 PM
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Well die hard Lakers fan Aditya Sriran, Welcome to the LakersBlog and Lakers Nation. I think the team will give you something to cheer about tonight.
Once again welcome aboard and i'm putting you in The Roll call right now.
Mamba24

I am always amazed at why a non-Laker fan would post on the Laker Blog. I can't imagine why I would post, say, on the Magic Blog? Why would I waste my time (no offense to the Magic Blog)?

Posted by: D(erek)J(eter) | May 17, 2010 at 12:41 PM

JEALOUS!!!!!!!

there will be no answer for the BLACK MAMBA in this series! d-fish, with his linebacker-body, will be body checking the hell out of nash, "the scrawny, canadian, olympic, flagbearing, one-eye egore"! ha ha

Looks like a Celtic fan to me! Posted by: 131-92 | May 17, 2010 at 01:31 PM
HEY 131, this is going to be a Blog first but your team was...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR. Yes your team has our attention now 131. But first don't let up on the Magic, don't relax cause you stole one game. Steal 2 and then go home and finish the job. See You in the Finals
mamba24

Posted by: mamba24 | May 17, 2010 at 01:36 PM

Thank You but we are not satisfied. We are greedy green bald headed lunatics. We know we havent done anything yet but win 1 game.

Now its your turn!

MM,

Any more info on Kobe's knee?

Now its your turn! Posted by: 131-92 | May 17, 2010 at 01:56 PM
Touche! A msterpiece it shall be tonight sir!

kobester - I'm sorry. I don' t have any new info, but either me or Mike Bresnahan or Broderick Turner will likely have more information before gametime

MM

MM,

Thanks for the update


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