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Amare Stoudemire, Brandon Jennings, Julius Erving and Lisa Leslie debate how the Heat and Lakers will match up next season

Amare Stoudemire's efforts to persuade LeBron James to join the Knicks fell flat, but he at least can be comforted that there may be another Super Team in the works. After Stoudemire signed a five year, $100-million deal with the Knicks, New Orleans guard Chris Paul floated the idea at Carmelo Anthony's wedding last weekend that the two should join the Knicks after the 2010-11 season so the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and James have a formidable Eastern Conference opponent.

"I was like, 'Yes! Way to go, CP3. I love you,' " Stoudemire said Wednesday before the ESPYs. "I'll tell you what, man, Miami has a great trio. The Lakers have a great trio, so does Boston. That's what it takes now in this era to team up with some great players. If I can get some players to join me, that would be great."

Stoudemire, aware that the league is always on the lookout for signs of tampering, stuck close to the vest, though, and said any speculation is premature since neither Paul's or Anthony's contracts expire until after next season. But there was one topic Stoudemire wasn't shy about: When I brought up that his argument that Lamar Odom had a "lucky game" in Game 1 of the Lakers-Suns Western Conference finals matchup created a stir in this corner of the blogosphere, he simply replied, "I was just being honest."

Stoudemire obviously didn't appear complimentary toward the Lakers. Even if Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings had a verbal spat last season with Jordan Farmar, he didn't bite his tongue on the LeBron-Kobe Bryant debate. I should actually correct that. With the way things are going, it seems that discussion isn't even a debate anymore.

"The guys has five rings and he won two of them without Shaq," Jennings said. "He's the best player in the league. Until somebody else takes the crown and takes a ring from him, then I crown him the best player in the league."

Former 76ers star Julius Erving wouldn't provide a prediction one way or the other. But he says Miami has a good shot at unseating the Lakers. Surely Laker fans won't like Erving's contention that the Lakers won Game 7 of this year's NBA Finals mostly because of the injury to the Celtics' Kendrick Perkins.

Former Sparks center Lisa Leslie, the WNBA's career scoring leading, has seen plenty of games this season after spending the first part of her retirement analyzing Lakers games for Channel 7. She smiled during the entire interview, and the reasons went beyond the fact that I loaned her my sunglasses to help protect her eyes. Leslie said she wasn't worried about Miami because of the Lakers' success the last two seasons as well as their off-season movement, which included keeping Coach Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher, signing point guard Steve Blake and drafting forwards Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter. There is one ingredient, however, that Leslie sees as instrumental toward the Lakers three-peating.

Andrew Bynum needs to be a healthier Andrew Bynum if we face Miami" in the NBA Finals, Leslie said. "He cannot do it against Chris Bosh being hurt. He was able to pull it off because Boston's post players, they work hard but they're not the go-to men. We're definitely going to need a healthy Lakers in order to repeat."

-- Mark Medina
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ESPN is the Devil.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!!

'Those teams (LAL/BOS) could probably played 25 games and they probably split the 25' - Dr.J
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Math is obviously not one of Dr. J's area of expertise...

I been running this taking issues from people thing Friday with various friends and family members and the majority decision seem to be it’s a bad idea. So I’ll put it Like this, I’m gone take all the ISH on myself. Nobody said ISH, I’m to blame for it all OK. I APOLOGIZED ONCE, I’LL APOLOGIZE AGAIN BUT THAT’S IT. One person I do owe a special apology to and That’s M. G. & you know who you are. Don’t worry No more Drama Punk, Drama Queen whatever. Just straight up heartfelt, Soul felt apology. TO LAKER NATION AND LAKER BLOG FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART I’M SORRY. That’s it. And I swear before my deceased mother you will not have to worry about me being on your blog to cause chaos and confusion, today, this, is it for me. I LOVE YOU LAKER NATION! I’M OUT!

LAKERS TODAY, LAKERS TOMORROW, LAKERS FOREVER
WHAT DO WE PLAY FOR, RINGS! GOD BLESS EACH & EVERYONE OF YOU!!

Larry Holiway

The Snake,


Yeah, his doctorate was clearly not in Mathematics.


By the way, visualize LeBron James being attacked by an alligator in the Florida swamps. It could happen!


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

Mamba24,


If we weren't passionate, this place would suck. Passion has an element of unpredictability to it. We all can get swept up in it at times. If we didn't, we wouldn't be true fans.


No worries, brother.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!!

@ Larry Holiway aka Mamba24 - no dont leave ussssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its all Noah's fault!!!

you have been sticking up for me and now its time for me to stick up for you ma pal.. i say forget everyone and just stay in here, well only converste with couple of people and ignor the rest... hope your not leaving... say it aint so my friend... if you leave i have no friend on here :( plz come back!! :'(

Mamba24 - Please stay. I didn't ban you. You're still welcome here.

MM

it is funny dr. j says kendrick perkins is the reason wwe won the ring....but on the flipside, if bynum was fully healthy thruout the series, it wouldnt even be close. keep in mind bynum played a total of 5 minutes for games 6 and 7. who cares about perkins. get a life dr. j.

mamba24 listen to MM his so righhhhhhhtttttttt!!! dont go anywhere just stay on here for a lil bit more we dont want you leaving our LA blog... i know its full of jerks but you cant just make your decision based on them... just come on back bro plz... we need you.. who cares about the rest... MM wants you back tooo :(((((((((((( come backkkkkkkkkk!!!

by the way MM... you are the only writer on LAtimes that gives us the LAKER side of the story... unlike some other writers... im not gonna mention any names...

good job on the blog news MM, you really are doing a terrific job... hope you keep it up... :D

Enough is enough, Larry...let me get my Mama on the phone!

If Bynum was healthy, Boston would have gotten SWEPT1 Yeah. I said it!

@ black mamba fan in texas - very well said!

yes stay mamba 24. though I don't post often I read your blog and I find it heartening.

I would be very sad not to read mamba 24 posts anymore.

Mamba24 - Please stay. I didn't ban you. You're still welcome here.
MM Posted by: Mark Medina | July 15, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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Perhaps I was overeaching I saw your post where TMac3 was banned & just assumed that meant me. No sweat my brother, let me say you have done one heck of a fine job & I deeply apologize to you. OK for the once & final time Mark Medina you have not only done a fine job, you have done an....OUT FREAKIN STANDING JOB SIR. Thank you for putting up with my ISH. Take care my Brother. I"M OUT...for real this time.
I LOVE YOU LAKER NATION! LAKERS TODAY, LAKERS TOMORROW, LAKERS FOREVER
WHAT DO WE PLAY FOR, THE RINGS"

WHO ARE WE:

We’re the World Champion LA Lakers , we’ve won (16) Rings
(10) of the 50 Greatest players played under our wings
We’ve had (4) Lakers Dynasties & you can bet their will be more
That’s 2 better than any NBA team ever had before
The best Winning Percentage in History, can’t ask for more
You want Hall of Fame Coaches, Check it, we’ve had (Four)
We got the (2) Time Finals MVP, By the name of Name Kobe Bryant
He scored more points than an entire team without even trying
Mamba scored 81 points in a game & could have scored more
But Rings not points is what The Black Mamba plays for.
We got The Logo Jerry West & 1st Great center George Mikan
The Legendary Elgin Baylor & Magic Johnson the Icon.
We’ve had great centers like Shaq, Wilt & of course Kareem
Super guards Worthy, Goodrich & Silk played on the Laker team
Karl Malone & Gary Payton, A glove & Mailman we just leased
A (11) time Title Winning Coach who mastered Zen in the East
Chick Hearn the Legend, Broadcasted our Lakers Games
Now he’s Broadcasting from Heaven & is in the Hall of Fame
We got Sports Winningest & Best Owner, Kudos Dr. Jerry Buss
We play for Rings & Rings only , which is why teams fear us.
That’s just a summary of our Resume, we don’t talk we Do.
We’re The Freaking Champion Lakers, Who the Hell are You

"Lakers won Game 7 of this year's NBA Finals mostly because of the injury to the Celtics' Kendrick Perkins. " Is that the pathetic excuse the Celtics or the Lakers hater are saying, how about Bynum playing hurt or limited due to his knee injury?

I got my money on the Lakers vs. Heat

Mamba24 (Larry),

There is simply NO reason that you should leave the blog. Take some time, my friend. Nothing wrong with time away. But this blog will not -- CANNOT -- be the same without you. You're one of my favorites here. I consider you the heart and soul of this blog, and I know that many regulars agree with me.

Life's too short to hold on to the things that don't matter. But what DOES matter is your participation here, your liveliness here, your roll call, your enthusiasm, your energy, and the blog family you've helped create. Don't walk away from that. Please.

I don't want to have to explain to Baby Outlaw who Mamba24 WAS. I want to show him who Mamba24 IS.

You're a good man, Larry. Good men don't leave.

Go Lake Show!

Re: Mamba24

I was here all day yesterday and I had no idea WTH was going on. He apparently changed his name and threatened to cheer for the Heat. He then listed a bunch of family members to a bandwagon - family members that I pretty much thought were just made up. I thought someone was putting on a fantastic show and really didn't know what to believe.

I made the comment, "we have now officially entered the twilight zone"

Nothing made sense. Still does not make sense, and I was here for all of it in real time.

So, given that it's off season and there's very little news, I suggest not making any news here. Just shrug it off and move on. Very few regs are here to even remember whatever the hell that was.

We've made the finals every year of Roll Call. Would hate to go back to the old days.

Best policy is to quit apologizing, quit talking about it, and just get back to normal.

You know, I was curious though about this motivation stuff.... After a few years, wouldn't the Bulls have been less motivated? Sure they swapped out a few parts after winning 3, but when you have the king of motivation, not too tough to get everyone on board. Kobe is the Ace of M... for motivation. That guy breathes it. He eats it. And yes, he sweats it out of every pore in his body. Add up all the motivation in the L and it might equal what's in Kobe on a daily basis.

Motivation is not enough, but it does go a long ways. Glad we have it on our side.

MM, ban the ban. lol

Mamba24, get on to your position and call the roll call as time out to all these proceedings. Bury the hatchet and get back to your senses. Let's start from square one. If you are a lakerholic, you can't say goodbye, you only get into rehab to get a cured from that fanatical holic. LMAO.

OMG, is this the road to 3peat, morning soap opera? Give me Steve Blake, add Caracter and Ebanks those are the new things to be excited about.

You guys remember 3 summers ago when Kobe went off... all due to motivation?

Then, at training camp, each guy introduced himself. Some gave rather nice speeches about how happy they were to play on the team and such.

Kobe gets up....

"I'm Kobe. I'm here to win championships."

Sits down.

This is not about glory.

This is not about money.

Go screw yourself if you don't get what this is about.

Jon K, tell em what we play for....

Hey Laker Fam,

No summer league game chat today?

Stoudemire is a loser and a waste of air time.

We’re the World Champion LA Lakers , we’ve won (16) Rings
(10) of the 50 Greatest players played under our wings
We’ve had (4) Lakers Dynasties & you can bet their will be more
That’s 2 better than any NBA team ever had before
The best Winning Percentage in History, can’t ask for more
You want Hall of Fame Coaches, Check it, we’ve had (Four)
We got the (2) Time Finals MVP, By the name of Name Kobe Bryant
He scored more points than an entire team without even trying
Mamba scored 81 points in a game & could have scored more
But Rings not points is what The Black Mamba plays for.
We got The Logo Jerry West & 1st Great center George Mikan
The Legendary Elgin Baylor & Magic Johnson the Icon.
We’ve had great centers like Shaq, Wilt & of course Kareem
Super guards Worthy, Goodrich & Silk played on the Laker team
Karl Malone & Gary Payton, A glove & Mailman we just leased
A (11) time Title Winning Coach who mastered Zen in the East
Chick Hearn the Legend, Broadcasted our Lakers Games
Now he’s Broadcasting from Heaven & is in the Hall of Fame
We got Sports Winningest & Best Owner, Kudos Dr. Jerry Buss
We play for Rings & Rings only , which is why teams fear us.
That’s just a summary of our Resume, we don’t talk we Do.
We’re The Freaking Champion Lakers, Who the Hell are You

by: THE ONE AND ONLY MR. MAMBA24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why do we even care what Dr J said? It sounds to me like a loser’s excuse. On the flip side, besides Bynum not being healthy, how about Kobe playing with 2 broken fingers and 5000 other things in his body accumulated during 14 years in NBA and playing non-stop for the past 3 years? Can someone, like Celtic’s chief-apologist Dr. J can measure this?

Larry/AKA MAMBA24- whatever decision you decide to make so be it, I'll miss you're post greatly but life is what it is. You were the first to welcome me to the blog community 2 years back with open arms. And no matter what or where you go, you're still cool with me. I think you would have been the perfect lead for a re-make of "One Flew Over The Cokoo's Nest" or " Sling Blade" MAMBA 24 The Drama lights, camaras, action "Mamba take two" lol

But there was one topic Stoudemire wasn't shy about: When I brought up that his argument that Lamar Odom had a "lucky game" in Game 1 of the Lakers-Suns Western Conference finals matchup created a stir in this corner of the blogosphere, he simply replied, "I was just being honest."


WOW i mean can you belive this guy??? wow im still shocked his still talking trash about LO... for once in his LIFE LO had a consitant preformance, (he should do that more) and you have this guy talking about LUCK lmao how funny is it that all the loosing teams have something to whine about i mean you lost, were better, get over youself seriously!!!!!!!! i get so angry when they stick to one thing and keep on going at it...... i mean first its J talking about how we got lucky because of Perkins and Stoudamire guy saying LO got lucky??? no LO didnt get lucky LO played the way he should always be playing... complete dominance.

is anyone else tired of these laker haters sticking to one story for the rest of their lives... its like the HEAT issue with Princess Jimmy... alright people lets move on...

GO LAKERSSSSSSSS!!!

jon what do we play for??


RING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

haven't posted in a while but looks like everybody will be able to rest this season if there's going to be a lock out.

haven't posted in a while but looks like everybody will be able to rest this season if there's going to be a lock out.

haven't posted in a while but looks like everybody will be able to rest this season if there's going to be a lock out.

I can't believe he's banned from the blog. I thought strange things were happening yesterday, but I really didn't think that was Mamba 24 blogging that. Lewstrs.....We need a [We NEED and WANT Mamba24] back caravan. I really enjoy his imput and Bandwagon's

Posted by: NewMexicoLakerLifer | July 15, 2010 at 10:42 AM

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I agree, Mamba24 is part of the family...

So here it is...

Comeback Mamba24 Bus

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NewMexicoLakerLifer
LEWSTRS
justanothermambafan
wes
phred
Rick Friedman
EastCoastJessie
Fatty
Noah
2Phatt
Otis
Jon K
Edwin Gueco
Mark Medina
LAL18
utzworld - the ONCE AND FUTURE BANNER HOLDER
john lakers manila
The Outlaw
Tim-4-Show

Mamba24 - you can't leave the blog. This place is the way it is, in huge part because of you. And no one wants the blog to change. No one. Let's get back to Laker talk and troll smacking. Everything else is water under the bridge.

mamba24,
The check never came.
Please come back and you're debt free.
I'll be forever in debt w/ u bro...

Someone should remind Dr. J that there would have been no game 5 if it weren't for: Bynum's bum knee; Kobe's bum knee; Kobe's bum ankle; Kobe having 2 of 4 fingers on his shooting hand broken....

Does Dr J want me to continue?

These days I don't see ESPN as Sports Channel, it's more like a Bandwagon, giving false publicity..


Mamba24,
You know this is not the first time you said you were leaving the blog..You left previously for a while, so take some time off and come back.

Zen

If you ask me... someone just sold at the top??? (ie, speculation about new CBA rules fueling speculative cost savings)

http://www.cnbc.com/id/38262946

Looks like values on NBA teams continue to swell even despite economic woes

GS Warriors sell for record dollar amount

I'm most surprised by Lisa Leslie's contention that the Lakers need a healthy Andrew Bynum to handle Chris Bosh. Sure, it would be a lot better if Drew is healthy if the Lakers match up with the Heat, but is certainly isn't necessary (unless you forgot about what the Lakers just did to the Boston Celtics, whose front line is a hell of a lot better than what Miami is going to put out there).

Bosh is a power forward, not a center, and his abilities are grossly overstated. A big man who is a real star could lead his team to the playoffs in the horrible eastern conference, particularly with some of the surrounding talent that Bosh was blessed with. He didn't.

utzworld,


We won the Championship this year with EVERYBODY practically on our team hurt.


That took guts, heart and will.


Next year, God willing, we'll be healthy, deeper, and with better chemistry.


I can't wait to crush the Heat.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

Thu Jul 15 0

Suicide Lines: Shaquille O'Neal a Knick? Hugh Weber a jerk?
By Kelly Dwyer on yeahoo sprots

LMAO ahaha are they dumping everyone into the KNICKS... where MIAMI is the supposed and i quote "supposed" "3 kings" are they trying to make soap opera " 3 queens" lol

Co-sign 100% Jon K! Blake, Ebanks & Caracter will be newbies but everyone else on the team knows exactly what is expected of them. This may be the season where we (FINALLY!) beat opponents by 8-10 points per game on average.

everyone -

dose anyone have any news on Gilbert Arenas?? i mean the guy came out and dominated the court... i watched his games at washington and he was an A+ kinda player, but when the gun incident broke out, i never heard from the guy? dose anyone know what happend to him? i think Wizards dumped him, but im not sure, dose anyone have an idea whats going on with the case if his no in jail already, and if his looking to get into a team, do the lakers have a chance? i mean i wouldnt mind giving him the vets min... anyone?

LARRY... You can take a vacation but you better damn well be ready by the time the Hunt for Six begins.
We will accept no substitutes. Take a breather and then man up. Home is the one place you cannot leave.
~~~~~~~~~~
TOM

HAHAHAHAHAHA AND NOT THE LAST TIME FOR SURE.. TAKE THIS TO THE BANK:

Left not once but many times, mentally sick man!!

Mamba24,
You know this is not the first time you said you were leaving the blog..You left previously for a while, so take some time off and come back.

Zen

Posted by: zen (The original) | July 15, 2010 at 01:27 PM

Hi Guys,

Caught the beginning of the Espys last night...

Here's one of my favorite lines last night by Seth Myers:

"Don't worry Cleveland, every Pro team that has EVER won a Championship did it without Lebron too..."

Hahahaha, that was awesome.

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I'm glad to see that things have somewhat come back to normal here.

Things definitely got outta hand yesterday.

Larry/Mamba24 -

Although I thought that what transpired yesterday was very strange and soooo outta character, I just want you to know that I back you 100% and like the rest of the TRUE Blog Crue agree wholeheartedly that you are without a doubt the Derek Fisher of this blog (read: Heart & Soul Leader). I BLAME the person posting as Observer (who I think was really Eric Wright, just my suspicion) for this whole mess... he was definitely pushing all the wrong buttons here. But anyway, yesterday was just one of those types of days where emotion got the best of one of us... it's not the first, nor will it be the last time this happens. We just shrug it off and move on.

Well that was my two cents on the matter, and now my pocket is empty.

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LAKERS #1 BABY!!!!!!!!!

We've got a good blogmunity here.


Now that I'm back, you guys are going to heave to help me find a proper lucky barstool here. Man, I can't wait to actually be watching the overwhelming majority of Lakers games again.


I do find it curious that me and LeCreep left Cleveland within a couple weeks of each other. I think I may be his spiritual nemesis, he just doesn't know it yet.


Jerk.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

Comeback Mamba24 Bus

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NewMexicoLakerLifer
LEWSTRS
justanothermambafan
wes
phred
Rick Friedman
EastCoastJessie
Fatty
Noah
2Phatt
Otis
Jon K
Edwin Gueco
Mark Medina
LAL18
utzworld - the ONCE AND FUTURE BANNER HOLDER
john lakers manila
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Floyd
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Charles
longtimelakerlover
LakerTom
Magic Phil
zen (The original)

Everyone show support in convincing Mamba24/larrY to come back...Jump on the bus...we can't jinx ourselves and risk the 3Peat...We have to keep doing what made us successful the last 3 years...even MJ was supertitious and always wore his NC shorts for everygame...

Damn Mamba24, How many times you're going to LEAVE? You need to sit you're @zz down and let's figure out this Miami CRAP. This is no joke, there loading up for the GREATEST team in the Assoication,the two times WORLD CHAMPS. And getting players that we've had interest in, what's up with that.. the SCUM BAG Snake OIL Salesman. We need TMac regardless of what theses blind blogger say, we need TMAC.

I love the way people are saying if Perkins did not go down hurt, the Celtics would have won, the want to pull you into a suckers argument, because IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO DISPROVE A NEGATIVE , FACT IS Bynum was hurt as well, and when he's healthy, he puts up much better numbers than Perkins, Bynum wasn't just playing with 1 tear in his ACL, he had two tears in his PCL as well, he was 20% at best out there, played 5 minutes one game, hardly at all games 6 & 7. So to infer we won because of injury cuts both ways. We match up great with the Celtics, we match up great with the Miami "Super Team" as well. Gasol against Bosh, Artest against LeBron, and Kobe against Wade. Bynum again is the difference maker.

LAL818,
Bro to my knowledge Arenas is still a Wizard and he plans on coming back for them next season unless the Wizards decide other wise. He also has change his old #Zero to #9 now if that helps on any type of news on him lol. Thats all I got on him.

Christina is actually KBlitz or Ouuuuuch Posted by: Observer | July 14, 2010 at 05:06 PM

And don't let the door hit your fat ugly poodle ........and please sooner the better Posted by: Observer | July 14, 2010 at 05:09 PM

Christina: Who has a big ugly toe with corns....eeeeeeeeeeeew... chiken feet...eeeeeeeeew.. Hahahahahaha Posted by: Observer | July 14, 2010 at 05:16 PM

Your Mama thats who. Hahahahahaha Posted by: CHRISTINA HOLIWAY | July 14, 2010 at 05:20 PM

Hey Observer! That's my daughter you talking to MO FO! Now you want to talk to a man, name the place & you can tell me again what you called my daughter. Posted by: MAMBA24 | July 14, 2010 at 05:23 PM

for those who suggested having the Utah Jazz change their name to the "Polites" or something have obviously never been to a Utah Jazz game---without a doubt some (if not THE) most obnoxious and annoying fans in the NBA---and I am not even mentioning the Fisher booing (oh wait I just did)...

you want to see what the lowest form of NBA life looks like? go to a Utah Jazz game (and for more "enjoyment" wear the visiting teams gear)

no, the "Polites" wouldn't be a name I would rechristen them with, but I am too polite (and don't want to get banned or prosocuted by local law authorities) to write down a few of my suggestions...

anyway enough of that rant---sorry

hope Brown, Mbenga and the two drafties (eventually) are signed...

Is it October yet?

GO LAKERS !!!

LEWSTRS
Throw me on the ROOF (literally) of that buss. I spend to much time inside.

Cölöradö löves öür Wörld Champiön Lakers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@ "I Bleed Purple and Gold" - THANK YOU SIR.. no i didnt know wizard kept him... i heard something like they are gonna dump him because of that scandle.. but thanks for the update you know more about that than me... i cant belive he changed his number to #9 the 0 was much better... but the kid has talent... i really like the way he plays...

@ 2phattt - you, me, mamba24, i bleed purple n gold have been the strongest advocates to BRING TMAC to LA... Tmac is contantly tweetering he wants to come to LA but all KOBE can do is sit in the resturant and wait for BELL??? yeah we saw what happend...

@ lewssters - did you mean to put me on the bus as LAL18? lol


@ tomK - yes

LEWSTRS,

Put me on that bus. In search of Mamba24.

boston and lakers can maybe split 25 games but at the end lakers 13- 12 Boston XD.u know what i mean old man=?

Now that I'm back, you guys are going to heave to help me find a proper lucky barstool here. Man, I can't wait to actually be watching the overwhelming majority of Lakers games again.


Posted by: Jon K. | July 15, 2010 at 01:46 PM
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Hey Jon,

I hear the Frolic Room in Hollywood is supposed to be pretty good...

My buddy/co-worker is somewhat of a regular there and interestingly enough he is originally from Cleveland, used to own a bar there, had a very bad confrontation with a very arrogant Lebron (so he hates the Princess) and is a Laker fan.

Hope this helps.

Good post over at Forum Blue and Gold on Caracter and Ebanks. Sounds like they both have a chance to make the roster and contribute.

Mamba24 -- you are one of the few that actually responds, let alone reads, my boring posts. So, whether you stay or go (and I sincerely hope it is the former), I wanted to say thanks. The internet is a very, very weird place and it has been a pleasure to actually run into a positive blogger. Stay true to yourself and always, always stay a Laker fan! They need your energy!

Mitch needs to give Jerry West,in Memphis, a call so he can take Luke Walton off our hands like he did what Pau.

I'm a rookie in this blog but for the few days I read it MAMBA24 showed great passion for the LAKERS, this is what the spirit of Lakers fans is.

comeback MAMBA24 !!!

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In relation to the heat I think we shouldn't be worried. They have great player - true. But we have a better team, coach , organization, fans.

Remember one thing KOBE BRYANT & PHIL JACKSON live for this moments , to overcame adversities like this.


Alright Kobe, Bell left now go get us sum TMac!!!! Why in the world hasnt the Lakers FO shown any interest in TMac. I mean the guy deserves atleast to get an HONEST look. If he is hurt and not gona help this team out then ok I can live with that, but for crying out loud this man a former ALLSTAR deserves to be looked at.

ummmmmmmmmmmmm did anyone follow " Garrett Kall " essay?? and who let the Miami fans on this blog so early, the season hasnt even started...

just and FYI my "friend" Garrett Kall - lakers are gonna take those 3 Queens and spank them so hard that princess jimmy is gonna be asking to be traded to the LAKERS next season lmao

seriously man you cant come in our house and trash talk... lmao no ones afraid of those 3 so called " good players" as far as i think Dwaye Wayde is the only team leader and the actual star of the team... lebuffon jimmy is just a follower that wants to get a ring so bad his willing to leave his hometown to get one lol

I already bet with my friend whos a wayde fan 1,000$ that Heat wont even come out of eastern coference, yet alone win a championship... and watch me take that 1,000$ to the bank!!!

Princess jimmy plays for MVP... but JOn K can you please let this guy know what do we PLAY FOR????????????


RINGS BABY!!!!!!!!!!!! so he can keep his MVP although not gonna happen this year i bet because in clevland no ones gonna be voting for him hehe

also guys mark my words and watch... as the season starts the 3 queens are gonna start fighting with each other and its gonna throw off their game... bad move Pat very bad move... you cant sign superstars and excpect them to pass the ball lmao mark my words!!

See Mamba24, you are getting all the love here and yet you keep on leaving us with nothing. I find it really absurd that we get into jocund mood then get into serious tones, by the time we are saying goodbye. Love is never to say you are sorry or goodbye (huh! that's a movie) Love is blind and whatever sacrifices it takes, got to come to your family. If some people throw insults on you, give them kisses (that's a candy) if somebody slaps you, offer your other cheek (hey that's in the bible) We all command you to get back to your position and stop all this nonsense.

Shannon Brown is a keeper, has he signed yet? If he does not sign like Raja, he will remain as just a bookkeeper. Please sign the future President of Congo, DJ Mbenga, man have you heard of an NBA player who became President. BTW, is he American, Belgian or Congolese? I am confused just like analyzing Mamba24.

Gasol can counter Bosh, Bynum is a luxury and is the Lakers strength/advantage against the Heat.


The same way Wade can counter Kobe, Lebron is the Heat's strength/advantage over the Lakers.


We do not need bigs RIGHT NOW! WE NEED combo Guard/Forward DEFENDERS in the PERIMETER!!! BIG ONES LIKE another Artest!


Lakers have so much advantage at the BIGS position already. With Caracter added to a already dominating frontline last year.



@ "I Bleed Purple and Gold" - cuz mitch and kobe want so sit around and wait for miracles to happen... i mean the clippers are trying to get TMAC which is sad if we loose out on a player like that... even if you gave Tmac the Vets min you think he would have stood up KOBE at the restuarant?? i dont think so... i think he would have been there earlier than KOBE... so the guy wants to come... his an A list all star and he needs a chance to prove everyone wrong including some of the bloggers on here.. im sure if they gave him one chance he would prove his worth the ring lol

before everyone said Ariza needs to go and he did...
they also said why are we getting ROn artest, we saw what happend,
you wanted bell, we saw what happend...
now lets give TMAC a chance and see what he can do... i mean just a chance...

you guys will see how good the guy is... if we have just LO and TMAC coming off the bench.... WOAAAAAAA princess Jimmy watch out!!!!!!!!!! we are gonna be unstopable...

PLEASE MITCH DO THE RIGHT THING.... you got 2 really good picks and now we need to get TMAC on the line and ask him to come for an interview...

after that maybe we can sign UPS man and we should be locked n loaded with heavy arsenal for next year!!!

GO LAKERSSSSSSS!

Hey guys I'm sorry I misread the Lakers summer league schedule. I thought their game was tomorrow. My mistake.

MM

Dedicated to Shannon, DJ and Larry Mamba 24

(with apologies to Harry Belafonte)

Whenever I'm away from Mamba24, water come to me eye
Every time I'm away from Larry, water come to me eye

Chorus:
Come back Larry, come back boy
Wipe the tear from me eye
Come back Larry, come back boy
Wipe the tear from me eye

When the evening starts to fall, water come to me eye
I need to hear my larry's roll call, water come to me eye

We'll have a chat in a few minutes

MM

Garrett Kall -

Won 33 bets in a row...

WOW living in Vegas, and a huge sportsbook better while I lived in Los Angeles...This has to be, ( I will put it nicely) an exaggeration...Not saying it's not possible...but more improbable...

You sound like a Heat fan, but probably more of a Lebron fan...The Laker Nation knows all about Lebron fans...They buy into his self promotion and hollow "Chosen one/King James" crap...We seen it for 2 years straight...and you guys have accomplished nothing but regular season success...which took LBJ 7 years to finally realize that your brand ain't worth doo doo, unless you win some rings...

So please do not tell us what to do with our team, the back2back Champions...No we will not trade our core for more motivated players...Our unmotivated players has taken the team to 3 consecutive finals and you know 2 more cookies...

The fans here do not wish any injury to your 3 Mojitos, so we can win the Finals...we say 'Bring it on" bring your best...We wished that Perkins was not hurt for game 7, for we don't want any EXCUSES...

Wade and Lebrons dominance of Kobe...There again shows your knowledge of the NBA...no need to comment on this ridiculous remark...

You seem to be all about stats and math...So let me ask you this genuis...

I am willing to bet you had Cleveland winning it all last year...So did your 33 bets in a row happen after Boston took them out...for I'm sure you lost money on games 4, 5, and 6...

In closing, we would like to thank you for your concern...but we will keep on keeping on...and support our team...you can BET on that...

Garrett Kall......Mike T is that you?
EdwinG...what do you think?
Writes the same and thru his post you can see he is looking for attention...This can only be MikeT.

Garrett Kall,

If your equation is so great, how come you've only won 33 straight bets? And since I'm assuming you've won monetary bets, can you please help me out? I need some money to fix my yard. I'm sure you'll be able to make the money back on 1 game next year. I'd appreciate it.

Thanks!

@ Staples 24 - you say we need another Guard/Forward eyyyyyy??? well look who we have to fill that gap... Luke? nope, Brown, maybe but NOPE... Sasha?? definatly not... so therefore i ask you this how about TMAC?

>>>dose anyone have any news on Gilbert Arenas?? ...do the lakers have a chance?

Sure. Who do you want to trade for him? Kobe? Or would you prefer Pau and Artest?

Arenas' contract is so gigantic that the Lakers would have to give up one or two of the core 5 to get him. So who leaves to get the Hibachi? Pau? Kobe? Bynum?

I'd say no thanks

>>>That’s why to any Lakers fans, I’m sorry to break it to you but unless one of
>>>Miami’s big 3 gets injured, with the roster you have, you have a zero percent
>>>chance of winning the title

Sounds to me like Mike T has started posting under a new name. The poster keeps talking about how much he knows about basketball before assuring us that the Lakers couldn't possibly beat the Me-amy Heat. Clearly Mike T material.

Hi Mike. Is this prediction like your prediction last season that the Lakers couldn't possibly beat the Celtics in the finals?

hugs

MM,

I was asking about the summer league game chat earlier, but all is forgiven, haha.

Garrett Kall......Mike T is that you?
EdwinG...what do you think?

~~BD, the essay is logically written, it cannot be Mike T. He is not lunatic but another holic from another team who love to rile this blog. That's how we became famous where amazing things happen so once in a while we get all kinds of claim from all people that they are great, they have won 33 consecutive bets. who cares? nobody cares as long as we get the 3 peat, anything in between are purely distractions.

Garrett "know-it-all" Kall

>>>the Lakers have a ZERO PERCENT chance of winning

Look newb, this blog is littered with the corpses of bloggers like you insisting that the Lakers can't possibly win the championship for the last two seasons. Whether it was "they can't beat LeBron and the Cavs" or "They got swept by Orlando during the regular season, so there's no way they can win" or "Boston stomped them in 2008 and they'll do it again in 2010".

And this time next summer, the Lakers will be celebrating another championship, and you'll be wondering where all your basketball know-how went wrong. Please don't bet your house on Miami winning it all, as you'd have a hard time blogging while living on the corner of 7th and Broadway in a cardboard box.

hugs

Guys we have a lakers chat up right now to make up for me missing Summer League. It's on coveritlive for now.

MM

>>>See Mamba24, you are getting all the love here and yet you keep on leaving
>>>us with nothing.

We thought he was gone
but now he's come back again
Last week it was funny,
but now the joke's wearing thin
Because everyone knows now
that every night now
will be Larry's last night in town.

(with apologies to Mamba and to Ben Folds)

I never lost a single sports bet in 50 years. They have a museum named after me because my track record was so unfathomable.

I'm retired now because I have more money than God (he can confirm since he posts here).

Garrett Kall does have the same argument style of one Michael Teniente, but would MT be willing to post without getting the glory for himself?

Either way, I'd be willing to bet it all that Garrett Kall is at best mistating his record. If he won 33 in a row, then he failed to mention how far into the red he is as a degen.

I learned a long time ago, bet only on sure things. Garrett Kall is the furthest from it.

@ LongTimeLakerFan | July 15, 2010 at 02:45 PM

OMG...LSHIF...(laughed so hard I farted)

Everyone is talking about Lakers and heat finals well I say the heat wont even beat the Bull.

Lakers Bulls final.

Lakers 3 peat!!!

Oh yeah hurry bup and sign TMAC.

HalosAnt,


"My buddy/co-worker is somewhat of a regular there and interestingly enough he is originally from Cleveland, used to own a bar there, had a very bad confrontation with a very arrogant Lebron (so he hates the Princess) and is a Laker fan."


Dude, EVERYONE I knew who actually met LeBron outside of The Q told me he was a complete arrogant jerk to them. EVERYBODY! Like 12 people.


I'm glad he's in Miami. Now I can go back to hoping Cleveland eventually gets a winner with a clear conscience.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

Mamba24
I post only now & then but read the blogs daily. I remember the first time you commented on one of my posts and how good it made me feel. Take care of yourself my brother in Lakerdom, I look forward to reading your posts as usual..
Airlock

Lewstrs........You go man..I'm sure Garret Kall is a La Brick LOVER. Just wait til' he throws a game in Miami cause he isn't getting the ball enough or Wades getting all the accolades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Garrett Kall is a HUGE Miami Heat fan.

That's not just my opinion, it's a fact, isn't it Garrett?

Garrett,

I'm an engineer not a mathematician, but to say ANY team has 0% is completely wrong. Even the Nets have at least a 0.1% chance of winning the NBA title next year. And since you only mentioned East Coast teams, it sounds like you expect the Lakers to come out of the West to reach the Finals. Which would mean that have AT LEAST a 50% chance of winning the ring.

Then to say that motivation has everything to do with winning and give the Lakers, who have Kobe Bryant who a lot of people say is the most motivated player in the NBA, a 0% chance of winning contradicts your statements. And if you put motivation for the reason that Boston has a better chance of winning the title than the Lakers, why didn't Boston win this year? Were they not as motivated this year? Did Rasheed not want to win his first title? Did Rondo, KG, Allen, and Pierce not want to win their second title? Derek Fisher already had four titles, Gasol already had one title, Kobe already had four titles, what was their motivation?

I guess since you won 33 in a row and didn't think the Lakers had motivation this year because they won last year, I am guessing you didn't bet on the Lakers. Also, since you think you are a good better because you won 33 in a row, here is a tip from a non-gambler: You should have been doing parlay bets to make more money.

And here is some motivation that the Lakers might have for next year: Phil said it's his last time coaching. You don't think the players want to send the 11 time champion coach to another victory? Or another three peat? In the past 10 years, how many repeat champions do you think there have been? How many three-peats do you think happened in the last 50 years? You don't think that's motivation enough?


P.S. I am not a regular poster, although I like to read the bblog, but put me on the Mamba24 space shuttle.

There is one point that I would like to bring to light that I think no one else has mentioned, namely, that the Lakers are a team that has played together for at least the last 3 years and they have developed into a solid, cohesive team. I think that the new additions such as Steve Blake are a definite step in the right direction. In addition, I think that Ron Artest will flow a lot more freely in the triangle offense this year.

Though Miami has its three all-star newcomers, I wonder what kind of a bench it has to work with the three all-stars. In addition, this is barely their first year together and whether or not they can become a solid cohesive unit remains to be seen.

PS: Mamba24, I don't know you, but I have seen your posts. All I can say is PLEASE STAY.

Jon K.

You need to get a life apart from being obsessed with LBJ, water under the bridge, a moot point now. Look towards the sun for inspiration.

"@ Staples 24 - you say we need another Guard/Forward eyyyyyy??? well look who we have to fill that gap... Luke? nope, Brown, maybe but NOPE... Sasha?? definatly not... so therefore i ask you this how about TMAC?"


LAL818,


Tracy McGrady of old YES! Tmac of new maybe not! I am realy not sure. He should have played in Lakers summer league, so we can tell if he still can play after all the injuries he's had.


JR Smith is balling for the Nuggets.


Besides, if he can reallyhelp the Lakers, we've probably alraddy heard from KOBE recruiting him. Tmca is anoffensive player, and Lakers do not need much help in this category.


We need perimeter dfense for James and Wade. Like Bell, Bowen all the KOBE tried stoppers but ultimately failed.


Tmac if he can still play is probably best suited for Chicago who may need his offense, not the Lakers.


Needless to say Chicago, Jazz would have already offered a contract we can't match. It only shows TMAC is just a name and no game left in him.


Look where are the free agents SG/SF that got paid? They went to Chicago, Nets and Jazz. Why not Tmac? You know the answer by now!


The Lakers still need to sign either Kurt Thomas or Theo Ratliff.....After Tmac does a work out for the Clippers he should have his agent contact the Lakers one last time and offer his services for the vet min....Matt Barnes would be another great option for the vet min ....especially if the Lakers want to make up for the Raja fiasco ....Barnes is lengthy, hard nosed defender who also got into it with Kobe....

Blake, Shannon, Barnes, LO, Kurt Thomas/Character - solid defensive second unit with scoring ability

Blake, Shannon, TMac, LO, Kurt Thomas/Character -explosive offensive second unit with defensive versatility

Blake, Shannon, Ebanks, LO, Kurt Thomas/Character- better second unit that last year

Sasha, Walton - can't wait to get rid of their bad contracts!!

The Lakers appear to leaning towards a more defensively sound ball club......Matt Barnes wouldn't be a bad pickup

Garett Kall -

You are entitled to your opinion, so need to go back and forth...

But I just wanted to correct some of your statements...

Lebron did not single handedly beat the Lakers...yes he won both regular season games last year, but the Lakers beat LBJ and the Cavs both times in 09...

As far as the Olympics...it was Kobe who won the gold medal game in the 4th quarter...and another point to throw in...all his teammates on the Redeem Team saw Kobe's work ethic and now train and prepare for games like the Mamba...and try to emulate his mental toughness...

Just when things are starting to look brighter (signing of Blake, return of Fish...) another huge setback hit the Lakers.

Raja Bell is GONE -to the Jazz!

Even the rumor of Shanon Brown coming back does NOTHING to the missed opportunity with Bell. The Lakers do not need another SG. The Lakers DO need another SF/PF who is a defensive specialist and who can shoot from long distance. Unfortunately LA is in no position to outbid Utah for his service.

Bell would have been HUGE help in containing the SuperHeat. He'd be long enough to guard Wade and even LeBron. He'd be able to spread the floor with his shooting. Shanon Brown is neither of these.

Very discouraging and depressing news indeed to Laker nation. Who else can fill the SF/PF gap for LAL? HHHHEEEEELLLLLPPP...

Psycorp,
Matt Barnes or Rasual Butler can fill that gap.

Forgive me is someone else has mentioned this fact already...

But, hasn't Amar'e already had a super-trio?

Nash/Marion/Joe Johnson/himself
Nash/Marion/himself with a good supporting cast (including Raja Bell)
good shooters including Eddie House, James Jones and others?
Nash/JRich/himself?

I'd say the first one is the closest with a sort of 1+ .5+.5+1, but still, I kind of feel it's been done.

Given the defensive abilities of Wade/Lebronze/Bosh, I do feel like they should get the edge, but that 2005 Suns squad had loads of talent and couldn't get it done.

CP3/Melo/Amar'e is an upgrade, but I don't think it's clearly that much better than Nash/Joe Johnson/Marion/Amar'e at the primes of all except Joe Johnson (who maybe had the ability, but not the freedom).

Anyway, interesting idea, terrible for the NBA and NBA parity. If not for Amar'e's serious liabilities on D, it could be a fairly scary team. I still give the edge to us, then Wade/Lebron/Bosh.

Hey Garret, or should I just refer to you as "pompous dumbass",

Since motiviation is your key factor in your equation, please tell how you measure the motivation of an individual. Sounds pretty subjective to me. Your so called mathematics equation must have variables with measurement, so how do you measure the motivation of someone you do not even know? You certainly can't be as simplistic as saying "Player X has never won a championship. Player Y has. Therefore, Player X has more motivation than Player Y". Wow, what a flawed argument.

Because Mr. Kobe Bryant blows your argument out of the water. Supposedly, with 5 rings, Kobe has absolutely no motivation according to you. And I can assuredly say that Kobe has more motivation than anybody else in the NBA. HANDS DOWN!! (IMO)

You see, you need to measure motivation dependant on that individual's utmost wants. When Bosh's utmost wants are to hang with his buddies in Miami and winning a championship is secondary, then his motivation has been lessened because he has already achieved his utmost want. When Princess Jimmy's utmost want is to be the most famous and powerful person in the world (dream on), and winning a championship is certainly a part of that but only a small part of that, then consequently his motivation is also lessened. Kobe Bryant needs championships more than anything else. And he NEEDS to have more rings than Jordan, his motivation is greater than any other player to obtain that. And couple that with the superior talent of anyone on this earth, and you have yourself quite a combination.

Of course, as I stated earlier, you still have to know the ins and outs of someone to measure that motivation. I am making subjective assumptions on those three players, but truthfully, I do not really know what truly motivates them. I'm sure you do not either. Oh and you're also full of it.

Take that to the bank.

Hey dr j. if Bynum was healthy 2 years ago we'd be looking for a 4peat right now.

Sorry but I do not understand the fascination with TMac here. The Lakers already have an injury-prone albatross with glass knees in Andrew Bynum they don't need another injury-prone one in TMac.

Not to mention it's time to stick a fork in TMac because he's long done, finished, kaput...

OTH, Matt Barnes maybe a good pickup. Another young healthy hard-nosed guy in the mold of Artest, Bell... to help defend the SuperHeat.

BTW does everybody here know that the CHEAPEST way to counter an offensive monster juggernaut is to stock up on cheap defensive specialists? This is exactly the position the Lakers are in right now...

EdwinG,
You would know if it was thanks for the confirmation.

Lewstrs,

Put me on the Larry Mamba24 bandwagon. I haven't posted much in the last year, but I read the blog every day, and always appreciate the heart and soul of our blog, Mamba24.

Laker Kev

Who cares about that loser AMARE? Wherever he goes he will always be a loser. An overrated and overprices forward. He doesn't even deserve that $100M contract that the Knicks gave him. He has very predictable post moves which is a like a HS kid playing in the NBA.

 
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