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Before Game 7, an update from Lakers' final shootaround of 2009-10

Here's the word from El Segundo, where the Lakers held their final shootaround of the 2009-10 season just a few hours before they will head to Staples Center to get dressed and pressed for Thursday's Game 7 bout against the Celtics.

Only Lakers Coach Phil Jackson was made available to reporters, so we'll do this quick-hit style:

-- Lakers center Andrew Bynum, who has struggled with a sore right knee, got some therapy Thursday morning and should be good to go for the game, Jackson said.

-- Jackson said he doesn't feel any anxiety about coaching in his first NBA Finals Game 7, noting that the other Game 7s he has played in helped prepare him for this.

-- Asked what he would tell his team before the game, Jackson said: "Just play with the same energy you played with in the last game. If you can summon that type of energy, that's what we want."

-- Jackson said the absence of Celtics center Kendrick Perkins, who won't play in Game 7 after tearing right knee ligaments in Game 6, will affect the Lakers most not on offense, but on defense. 

"Depending on whether it would be Glen Davis or Rasheed Wallace [in the game], that's two very different players," Jackson said. "One is a three-point shooter, the other is an interior guy who is going to rebound and drive to the basket. So, we have to be aware of the fact of what the difference is when they set picks."

-- And Jackson said he expects the unexpected. "I think there's always something that's going to pop out in a game like this that you have to be prepared for," he said. 

-- Baxter Holmes
 
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I'm reposting this and I don't even care

Weird, but right now I trust every Laker player. From Sasha to Fisher, from Kobe (obviously) to Farmar, from Odom to Artest... anyways I'm trusting everyone tonight, they know what to do. They've been here before.

I'm geeked.


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THE BIGGEST GAME OF ALL - ON!
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THIS IS IT. ALL THE PAIN. ALL THE AGONY. ALL THE GLORY. DOWN TO THE LAST 48 MINUTES OF THE SEASON.
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LET US PRAY...
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Dear Lord, we thank You for how You have carried our Lakers throughout the 2009-2010 season. You have given them the skillsand talent required to play through the schemes of over every opponent. They struggled and fought to get to this moment. But they are here. And we thank You for blessing our team!
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Our prayer is simple: We ask You to enable our players, coaches, staff & the entire organization to play 48 more minutes of complete, focused, disciplined, spirited and ultimately TRIUMPHANT basketball. May the Lakers control the pulse of the game. May they sacrifice the pain to grab every rebound. May they fearlessly drive to the basket drawing every foul committed against them. As great as Game 6 was, may tonight's final game be even better. May the scoring be balanced. May the teamwork & camraderie that united this team during the hard times be on display.
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May both teams play with repect, sportsmanship & honor. May the refs call the game fairly and squarely.
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We know Your will shall be done. But we ask You to lead us onward & upward to victory tonight! We thank You for our team. We thank You for this night. And, Lord, we thank You in advance for VICTORY!
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AMEN!

laker fans unite!!....we must summon all of our collective powers to defeat this green evil that lurks in our house....the mantra for tonite's game: GET REBOUNDS, GET RING!!.......let's go get it.....

MM,

any word on whose shots were falling in the shoot around?

Go Kobe!
Go Lakers!!!

I do not care if Kobe has a game good or bad
I do not care if Gasol is a good or bad game
I do not care if Fisher has a good or bad game
I do not care if Bynum has a good or bad game
I do not care if odom is a good or bad game
I do not care if ron ron have a game good or bad

I WANT THIS RING FOR MY LAKERS
I WANT TO WITH TWO SECONDS IN THE LAST QUARTER OF THE GAME MORRISON KNOCKED DOWN A THREE POINTER THIS GIFT THAT RING
I WANT TO MBENGA BE THE MVP OF THIS PARTY
I WANT "THE MACHINE" RESULTS 13 THREE POINTERS CONSECUTIVE

TONIGHT I WANT TO IN BOSTON IN TEARS DROWN!!!!

TONIGHT COME EVERY OFFENSES RECEIVED!!!!

GOOO LAKEEEEERS!!!!
BEEEEEE LAKEEEEEEEEEEEERS!!!!

AMEN!! and...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR! Thanks utzworld.
Mamba24(larrY)

Go Lakers!

LATEST UPDATE ON CAPTAIN JACK, TARUGO, 131-92 & KEVIN TULLEY:

These patients are going under treatment and are under the care of Nurse Ratched and her vigil staff, 24x7. They are all wearing a long sleeve white jacket for their own safety, and are semi coherent and seem to be asking only one question repeatedly, that is what happened on Tuesday, June 15th. Today was another set back for these patients, one of our staff member Zaira an assistant to Nurse Ratched had yellow and purple outfit, which seem to trigger fear in these patients and made them cry uncontrollably like little girls. We are trying to determine the cause of their reaction to these two colors and are at total loss.

I need to revise my earlier comment. Sales of hard liquor will ALSO be up in Boston if they win game 7:

http://tinyurl.com/2aamtte

Boston fans: celebrating the first title in 22 years by drinking themselves to death.

classsy!

Amen UTZ!
Mamba - there goes that man. You are the best.
All other Laker blog crew - CHEERS!

LET'S GO LAKERS!

PLG

LAKERTRUTH... “LakerTom, Today of all days is the day all Laker fans will unite for one goal. There is no need for your divisive comments.” LOL. You have a “nice” day too. You and PP are NOT the truth.
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TOM

DAMN!!!....Joey Crawford AND Danny Crawford are ref'n the game tonight...now, it's a shame in itself that I would know the officials names, but to KNOW their sordid reputations...I HOPE they call a clean game both ways!!!

Lakers + Game 7 + All out balls to the wall mentality = You do the math!!!

As the Magic Man would say: "It's WINNIN' Time!!!!"

Lewstrs

Please add me to the dynasty bus bandwagon. All energies needed for tonight's battle.

Silent trash talking?

A 710 listener just said she didn't like how PP and RR were wearing their headbands upside down - disrespecting the Logo.

Hmmmm. Thoughts?

utzworld, Nice and SWEET.

Amen UTZ !!!!


@ Mamba... I read on another thread you're going on hiatus after we WIN this? If old habits are any indicator, that means "off season" NOT off into the Sunset correcto mundo ? I mean, just between you and I, if you dont reappear before our first regular season game of a 3PEAT RUN... I'm not sayin, I'm coming to hunt ya down.. Im jus sayin... :)


@ Laker Nation

No Matter where or who you're watching the game with tonight.. HAVE FUN.. ENJOY, SAVOR THIS and TAKE PICS !!! but above all.. BE SAFE !!! For those that drink.. Walking is an excellent option.. We've taken care of each other throughout the season.. lets do it together once more tonight :) I kinda dont like doin the whole shout out thang because our community is vast and I enjoy and value all the input recieved over the years... honestly.. I just wanna say, I feel a certain happiness in my heart and spirit knowing tonight, alot of us will be going crazy, having a blast, most never having face to face interactions with one another, but ALL CONNECTED by a deep sense of Pride, Love and Family for our beloved Lakers... EXHALE !!!! Enjoy the game Gang.. when the final sec ticks off the clock.. somewhere, someplace.. I'm smiling giving everyone a "virtual" fist bump, high five and Man Hug !!!

LETS GO LAKERS !!!! THE BIG PAYBACK IS NOT OVER!!!! Just like the Carpenters... WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN !!!!!!

Justa,Larry,EdwinG,Jon,LakerTom,UTZ,Magia32,hobbitmage,hiltontown,LongTimeLakerFan, Faith, EastCoastJessie,PsychedLakerGirl,LEWSTRS,Rick Friedman,Joe_ Corad,Jon K,HalosAnt, Mark G,Lakerlady,FEARLESS,THE OUTLAW,BABY OUT LAW,LAKERLASS,Purple & Gold Reign,Ludwig,FARSIDE ,t_sensei,The Infamous El Guapo ,JohnnyV,JovBatz44,HmrHed.... TONIGHT !!! STAND UP !!!! STAND UNTIL WE MAKE OUR FIRST BASKET !!!!! WOO HOOOO STAND THE F UP !!!!!! THIS IS IT... WE GOT THIS !!!! RELEASE THE KRAKEN !!!!!!!!!!

Please tell me we are earing the purple jersey's tonight???!!!! White we lost that game in '08 when we were up 24 and we lost game 2 this year wearing the stupid white jerseys
PLEASE PURPLE!!!!!


ALL ABOARD THE LAKERS DYNASTY BULLET TRAIN
Next stop...Figueroa Station...for the LAKERS #16 Parade

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ll l - --> LAKERS DYNASTY EXPRESS <----- l----- l---|-----}
L___Jl(0)____Jl(0) ____Jl(0) ____Jl(0)___Jl(0)____J
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LEWSTRS
MAMBA24
Rick Friedman
Joe_ Corad
Laker Tom
Jon K
justanothermambafan
Edwin Cueco
HalosAnt
Mark G
Lakerlady
EastCoastJessie
FAITH
complex brotha
FEARLESS
The Outlaw
BABY OUT LAW
LAKERLASS
Purple & Gold Reign
LongTimeLakerFan
Tom Daniels
Ludwig
FAR SIDE
t_sensei
The Infamous El Guapo
PsychedLakerGirl
JohnnyV
JovBatz44
BEANTOWNBUMS
Jolly Rancher
Caliphilosopher
DaxxMD
WintonDupree
Magia32
LAL_Fan
hobbitmage
Fatty
beepbeepimajeep
justafan
hiltontown
lurker (window seat up front)
Ice
VMan
2Phatt
dewey
BEANTOWNBUMS
22 AKA longtimelakerlover
lakalova
Art - FL Lakers Fan
Jeanette
Magic Phil
Rocky
ouchhhhhhhh
LakerRepeat24
troy
Marc B (With a 'C')
jayden24
Ricky
ZairaAmaterasu
NewMexicoLakerLifer
RRG101
Noah
LAKER TRUTH
yellofever
wesjoenixon
FVbruin
utzworld - THE ONCE AND FUTURE BANNER HOLDER
Frankie B
Bunny Hop in the Pea Patch
Bakari Tajuddin
Joshua
WintonDupree
xyz
DaxxMD
D. Black
VTLaker

RR: Because he accidentally wore his headband upside down in a game and he played extremely good, and know he always wears it upside down, he also puts carmex in his sock when he plays.....

PP: it's a ghetto "thang!"

Any new Lakers wrinkles or surprises for the game?

Or is there nothing left to talk about and just play the D*** game?

Are you ready for the game?

This is a multiple choice test to gauge how much of a Lakers fan you really are and how much you are prepared for tonight's game. This test is for self-evaluation only and no final score will be given.

1. What color is your urine on game day?

A. Yellow
B. Blood Red
C. Purple and Gold, and it glows in the dark

2. When do you eat your game day dinner?

A. Before, but its light
B. At half time, but I usually throw it up during the 4th quarter
C. I don't eat food, just drink lots booze

3. Have you ever experienced an orgasm during a Lakers game?

A. No, its all basketball for me
B. I don't know, what's an orgasm.
C. Yes, once, when Shannon Brown dunked in game 6

4. Does the outcome of the game affect your relationship with God?

A. Yes, if they win tonight, I promise to go to church on Sunday
B. Yes, if they lose tonight, I will lose all faith in God.
C. Not really. I'm agnostic and am not sure if there is a Lakers god or not.

5. Do you wear the Lakers colors during the game?

A. Of course I do. Every thing down to the jock strap is Lakers stuff
B. Yes, but just an old back to back T Shirt my cousin gave me
C. Yes, but I watch the game naked with purple and gold writings all over my body

6. What percentage will you be standing while watching the game?

A. 10% - I only get up to go to the bathroom during time outs
B. 50% - I'm standing during every Lakers position
C. 100% - I feel if I sit, I will miss something

7. How many times will you curse during the game?

A. Only a few, and that's only when Luke is in the game
B. Only when we get a bad call, maybe 50-60 times
C. Every exhaled breath


There are no wrong or right answers on this test. The fact that you even read this shows you are a hopeless Lakerholic and are well prepared for maximum enjoyment during the game.

Enjoy the game. You have deserved it.

Yes, Vujacic & Farmar played a great game 6. They should be able to do the same at least back to back once! The whole team needs to give a Kobe type effort back to back. That means everyone going to meet a rebound, securing it and being alert to Celtic (Rondo....) lingering around to cause a TO. Need good team defense rotations. Good ball and off ball movement on O. No lazy passes or early 3 pt. shots, just aggressive basket attacks by Kobe, Fish, Odom, Artest, Farmar, Brown, Vuyacic. Artest can play good defense and score 15 points and Lamar can get 12 rebounds and 15 points. Most important win Rebound & Possession battle. Also means no careless TOs and cheap fouls take more charges than picking up offensive charge fouls!! Take advantage of the paint with Bynum in! Go Lakers you can blow the Celtics out of the building from the start to finish!!

Go Lakers!!

Let's get this one.

LAKERS NATION - TODAY UNITED WE STAND!!!

@PsychedLakerGirl, Hey Psyched! How you been lady? I saw your to do list for today. Mighty impressive! I think it is going to be a very good day & evening! Just remember...Celebrate in moderation! Lol! On second thought...Knock your self out, we all deserve it. Just be careful out, things might get a lil crazy tonight. GOOD LUCK TO US ALL PSYCHED LAKERGIRL!! I hope you'll be on chat tonight.
Mamba24(larrY)
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@JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN, Received, Sent, Received Sent! Lol!
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@Complex_Brotha, Hey my Brotha. About what you read on that other thread. What was intended to be a years Sabitical got whittled down from a year, to 6 months, to the start of preseason. A funny story also goes along with that, but i won't bore you. Thanks for all your support over the years! I really appreciated it brother. BEAUTIFUL HEART WARMING POST by you I must say. Really, very classly. But then after all, one expects no less from Complex_Brotha! Lol! I really like the arrangement of those names, that's another long story. Lol! Since you were giving words of wisdom I will give my one bit of advice given to me by a very dear friend. Complex_Brotha...WE GOT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mamba24

@Fatty, Sir Congrats on RCOD! It goes without saying it couldn't go to a nicer individual. Of courrse I'm prejudiced since you always had my back. Lol! But really congrats fatty! Also thanks for your support and having my back over the years. Fatty you are good people. Congrats!
Mamba24

@Damon, Can't be Purple. Only White or Gold, we're the Home team.
Sorrrrrrry!
Mamba24

White uniforms are for Sundays, hoidays, or worn by special request/circumstances. Every so often, we are asked to wear our home jersys on the road (i.e. Cleveland this year), too.

Bunny Hop

...holidays...

...jerseys...

GAWD, I'm a mess right now.

@utzworld - Amen, Father !

not a bandwagon or fairweather fan - true Purple& gold follower/lover/fan

GO LAKERS!!!

GIVE BOSTON THAT BEATDOWN. YOU GUYS CAN DO IT!

hobbitimage - Hey man, I wasn't at the shootaround so I couldn't tell you. One of our reporters' Baxter Holmes was there. They don't normally open shootaround until after they're done anyway.

MM

I'm jumping into that Lakers Dynasty Express! I don't wanna be late for game 7! Cheers everyone!

As a REAL LIFElong LAKER FAN (try 1954 seeing em beat the Hawks inMilwaukee when I was 5!) who has played & seen THOUSANDS of b-ball games from Balmer/DC to el-Lay & Madison to Orlando,
I have ALWAYS terribly disliked the beantown bullies.
Their attitude is insufferably condescending, type of play has allwaysbeen criminally physical, and skillset way overrated.
Since 1969, going apopletic while listening to the series on the radio while in USAFtech school computer class at Sheppard AFB,
I HATE the celtics and all they embody: PURE SHHHH**
Tonite I'll be smoking a big R&J during the VICTORY...
shove it up redauredach's A** indeed,
PAYBACK and REVENGE is FULFILLING and SWEET!
GO LAKERS!!!
(by 10)

LEWSTRS, please swing the Buss by to INDY for ME for the parade.

Good post Mike. Are you a fellow Hoosier?


Wes


ALL ABOARD THE LAKERS DYNASTY BULLET TRAIN
Next stop...Figueroa Station...for the LAKERS #16 Parade

-==------ === ------==--==---===-- -====--===-===-===
/_____\______\_____\____\____\____\_ _____\
ll l - --> LAKERS DYNASTY EXPRESS <----- l----- l---|-----}
L___Jl(0)____Jl(0) ____Jl(0) ____Jl(0)___Jl(0)____J
`````````````````````````````````````````````````````
LEWSTRS
MAMBA24
Rick Friedman
Joe_ Corad
Laker Tom
Jon K
justanothermambafan
Edwin Cueco
HalosAnt
Mark G
Lakerlady
EastCoastJessie
FAITH
complex brotha
FEARLESS
The Outlaw
BABY OUT LAW
LAKERLASS
Purple & Gold Reign
LongTimeLakerFan
Tom Daniels
Ludwig
FAR SIDE
t_sensei
The Infamous El Guapo
PsychedLakerGirl
JohnnyV
JovBatz44
BEANTOWNBUMS
Jolly Rancher
Caliphilosopher
DaxxMD
WintonDupree
Magia32
LAL_Fan
hobbitmage
Fatty
beepbeepimajeep
justafan
hiltontown
lurker (window seat up front)
Ice
VMan
2Phatt
dewey
BEANTOWNBUMS
22 AKA longtimelakerlover
lakalova
Art - FL Lakers Fan
Jeanette
Magic Phil
Rocky
ouchhhhhhhh
LakerRepeat24
troy
Marc B (With a 'C')
jayden24
Ricky
ZairaAmaterasu
NewMexicoLakerLifer
RRG101
Noah
LAKER TRUTH
yellofever
wesjoenixon
FVbruin
utzworld - THE ONCE AND FUTURE BANNER HOLDER
Frankie B
Bunny Hop in the Pea Patch
Bakari Tajuddin
Joshua
WintonDupree
xyz
DaxxMD
D. Black
VTLaker
rdlee
Jamie Sweet
J24
HmrHed
ross
#4
Robert Loya
Benjamin
SamLL
Staples24
dingostar
BD
The Snake
ChicNstu
Psycorp
Brylle
htj
Mike Lorbiecki
dubbie
Let_Mbenga_Play
older_mom_lakerfan
ross


Looking at the world through the sunset in your eyes,
Traveling the train through the Staples Center skies
Kobe, Fish and Pau call,
Ron-Ron, LO play some ball
American ladies wearing Purple 'N Gold.
Sweep the Utah Jazz and play with Nash's mind,
Had to get away to see what we could find.
Hope the days that lie ahead
bring us back to where they've led
Number #16's waiting just for you!

Don't you know we're riding on the Dynasty Express,
Don't you know we're riding on the Dynasty Express,
The LA Lakers are the best.
All aboard the train.
All aboard the train.

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I can't stand it, I can't stand it, the tension is killing me!!!! I've washed my laundry, the kitchen floor, the cats..... running out of things to do before the game.

GO Lakers. Win or lose, you've made us proud. But please WIN tonight! Borrowing a quote from Jon, "We play for RINGS!"

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Statistics in the finals
points
1 - Kobe Bryant 177 pts
2-Pau Gasol 111 pts
3 - Paul Pierce 108 pts

Rebounds
1 - Pau Gasol 63 (26 OFF)
2 - Kobe Bryant 41 (8 OFF)
3 - Lamar Odom 32 (7 OFF)

AST
1 - Rajon Rondo 43
2 - Kobe Bryant 25
3 - Pau Gasol 22

BS
1 - Pau Gasol 16
2 - Bynum 9
3 - Kobe, Pierce, Garnett, Allen 5

Pau first in rebounding, first in blocks, second in points, third in assists.
What does this mean?

That OUCHHHHHHHH is a greaaaaat CLOWN
CLOWN OUCHHHHH Next year we meet again

TO ALL THOSE WHO CALL PAU SOFT

AHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH
AAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH
AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA

LEARN A LITTLE BIT OF BASKETBALL
SPEAK TO NEXT YEAR


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