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-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr reports that Ron Artest's rap single, "Champion," is featured in NBA2K11.

-- Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin likes the Lakers-Celtics rivalry synopsis presented in the Lakers' Championship DVD

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky outlines Shannon Brown's options.

-- Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski rank the winners and losers during free agency.

-- Lakers.com's Mike Trudell looks at Kobe Bryant's three-point shooting this past postseason.

-- Longtime sportswriter and author Don Yaeger explains at hoopsaddicts.com how Magic Johnson became a successful businessman.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore grades Derek Fisher's play this season.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Phillip gives some quick-hit thoughts on the offseason.

Tweet of the Day: "RIP Lorenzen Wright. I was blessed to know him." -- RealLamarOdom (Lakers forward Lamar Odom)

Reader Comment of the Day:"love our off-season so far. the Steve Blake signing was all i had asked for this season in addition to retaining Brown and Fisher. the Barnes move is ok considering the toughness he brings to the table. Farmar never fit the system anyway and should do pretty well in New Jersey i think. i would've liked to have gotten Bell as another defensive stopper but oh well. also i love the upside of our draft picks after watching summer league. Ebanks is an Ariza clone, which is great and Caracter is the hustler we so desperately need off the bench. i feel the Ratliff deal was fairly irrelevant but he can at least do what Mbenga did for us. i feel like we addressed our most glaring need, bench production and intensity. i mean i cringed every time the second unit went in because they would constantly blow double digit leads and Phil would always leave them in to "let them work it out" as he puts it. then Kobe has to come in and play hero for us to win. i feel like we have to still be the favorites either way you look it regardless of what everyone else is doing. Artest has a full year of the triangle under his belt, Odom has big games when we need them, and hopefully Bynum can stay healthy. the other guys go without saying." -- SoCoolCurt

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Shannon Brown remains in negotiations with the team. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times.

 
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ONLY 2 MORE! COME ON PUSH, PUSH!

Posted by: mamba24 | August 02, 2010 at 09:15 AM
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mamba,


That sounds like the blog is in the process of having triplets!

told you guys I was done with the virtual smooching - giving or receiving. Also - the prize should be blog t-shirts - don't you think?Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 02, 2010 at 09:12 AM
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ONLY 2 MORE! COME ON PUSH, PUSH!
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That sounds like the blog is in the process of having triplets!Posted by: Art - FL Laker Fan | August 02, 2010 at 09:21 AM
LMAO!!! UNINTENTIONAL HUMOR BELIEVE ME! LOL!

Anyone do guitar heroes yet?

Tony Rice
Mark Knoppfler
Leo Kottke
Django Reinhardt
Chet Atkins
Ed Gerhard

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Good morning!

Just wanted to report we survived the floods pretty well this weekend but apparently a lot of others did not.

The soil erosion has seriously undermined the utilities, beneath and above ground in the region. The authorities have warned us we will propbably have many services disrupted for signifigant periods of time and to prepare for that.

So, if you don't hear from me, its because internet, tel. will be down.

The important part is we are safe. The government is strongly recommending we evacuate for each storm because the torrents are becoming more intensified and dangerous. We will comply. Its not worth it to sit it out to protect your property.

Gotta go... Thanks for your support.

Fatty

Posted by: Fatty | August 02, 2010 at 09:23 AM

AWESOME NEWS FATTY!

Man, that sounds incredible. Smart move to vacate instead of fighting the tide.

When I was a kid we had some floods that were torrents. The power of water is incredible. Prayers and best wishes out to Fatty and his family.

Anyone do guitar heroes yet?

Posted by: Noah | August 02, 2010 at 09:28 AM
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Lavinia and Suzette did.


(As played by Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandun, The Banger Sisters)

Good morning, you bunch of freaks...1100??????
OH GOD!!!!!
I guess this thread have a life on it's own...

Just re-watched game 1 of the Finals as part of a seven day / seven game marathon.
Poll question - which Mark Jackson catch phrase is stupider?
1) Hand down, man down!
2) Mama, there goes that man!
Posted by: Tom Daniels | August 02, 2010 at 09:32 AM

This might sound dumb, but I like it when Mark Jackson says "Mama, there goes that Man!"

I think we reach the blog;s limit...

Ok, I'm a little confused by the whole nature of the prize thing, but in the interest of keeping things interesting, I offer to spoon with a Laker Girl if we reach 2000.

GOOD MORNING BLOG FAMILY...

Like the Lakers, we proved what can be accomplished withe TEAMWORK...

Great to see everyone rally around a common goal. This weekend was special as I got to know more members in a more personal note...

I still like my idea of a 1 day LAT Press Pass to a full scrimmage practice or opening night...

MM you are the man that can make that happen...

And I would have no problem if Mamba24 wins it...he deserves something for his constant dedication to the Forum...

Have a GREAT Monday all, and a great week all together...

I will be back later...we should be at 1200 by then...LOL

Fatty -

Glad to hear your family is safe...of course that is top priority...

You have my best wishes and support....

Everyone here?

Just wanted to come on here to say that I at least posted, haha! Nothing like being a Laker fan!

Mamba24,

>>> The stakes are up 800 is the demand, No sweat, you bet, we give you a Grand

Excellent poetry, sir. Good morning.

Fatty,

>>> The important part is we are safe. The government is strongly recommending we evacuate for each storm because the torrents are becoming more intensified and dangerous. We will comply.

Thanks for the update. We are all following closely. Stay safe.

Three-peat ... Yes!

1,000+ comments to a blog post ... what the heck.

I can't wait to see Steve Blake play and see how he and Derek Fisher get assigned playing minutes by Phil.

If this is Phil Jackson's final season (he said it would be), then we really need to be talking about the new head coach of the Lakers.

I hope that Luke Walton takes a medical retirement and buy out. He has not been able to play effectively for a long time because of injuries. The man needs to think of life without basketball and how he can live comfortably for decades from his previous earnings. I hope he can live an active and pain free life. Adios, Luke.

Nice that Jordan Farmar got a good deal to play elsewhere.

Closed?

Looks like Miami will open the season at Cleveland. That's should be a warm cuddly home coming for Lebron.

Awesome job guys........The nite blog crew took over and got us to 1100. It seems every one is taking a break..Hope we hear some good news about Shannon today.

Damn, I missed all this. I hope I'm counted, What's up with Shannon?

Well the no instant posting threw a curve ball at us...

This will hamper the tally count...

Just like the Lakers, the refs make it harder to win....

But we overcome anyway...

Because there is NO stopping the Lakers, and the Lakers blog...BAYBEE!!!

Lewstrs...........You are one funny DUDE!! Went over some of the posts from yesterday and the one where your wifey was calling you and you said "Yes, I'm coming honey" and kept on blogging, and then all of a sudden there was "OOPS, now I'm in trouble!!!!!!!!. You have a great sense of humor which I'm sure your wifey enjoys!!

@RICK FRIEDMAN, Thank you sir, coming from you I feel honored. Thanks I appreciate it!!!!!

I just scrolled over to espn on my downtime, and that idiot John Hollinger made me log off in 5 minutes without even reading his article. This guy is doing a future power rankings, projecting what teams will look like in a few years I suppose, I didn't get past the title. Didn't free agency this year and a tirade by Kobe teach this idiot anything? Sigh. Espn and I are done, fools like that make it hard to treat anything they say for any sake other than comedy.

Damn, I missed all this. I hope I'm counted, What's up with Shannon?
Posted by: 2Phatt | August 02, 2010 at 01:36 PM
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2Phatt you know you're always counted, don't sweat it!!! As for Shannon...Is no news Good News or is no news Bad News?

from probasketballtalk.com, the latest on shannon brown


Shannon Brown could be signed by the end of this week.


But with who? Brown's agent, Mark Bartelstein wouldn't get into details Monday, only to say that he and Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak continue to talk.


"We're working on it. It's a work in progress," Bartelstein said.


All that Brown has to is decide between a possible starting spot with either Cleveland or the Knicks or a smaller role and possibly less money to stay with the Lakers. CBSSports.com reported last week the Knicks have extended a formal offer to Brown.


After bouncing around the NBA for the first two and a half years of his career, Brown found a home on the Laker bench. Brown has tremendous athleticism and can knock down open threes if given enough time and space, which made him a good fit in the triangle, while his electrifying dunks made him a fan favorite at the Staples Center.


Both the Knicks and Cavaliers plan on playing uptempo basketball next season, and it's clear that they think Brown's athleticism would make him a great fit in a run-and-gun system. It's a nice idea, although Brown's inability to make plays off the dribble could be an issue if he's given more offensive responsibility, even in a full-court system.


Matt Barnes already passed on the possibility of more money to play for the Lakers next season; even though Brown's youth and athleticism give him the chance to be something more than a role player in the years to come, he may be best served by staying with the team he won a championship with

Somebody unban Mike T! The ensuing madness will propel this post to the 2,000 mark in no time!

Thanks for sharing the information there would be some apprehensions from segment but I am up for it.

 
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