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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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Good point t_sensei

WintonDupree - MAD Magazine!!!! Wow, how many good memories did you just sparkle in my mind!!! I too was a freak. Aragones, Don Martin...and Al Jaffe, who did most of the last page fold thing...
http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/al-jaffee-fold-in-20080331-133920.jpg

Wow, LRob . . . is that right? Bernard K is not in the Hall? That's a travesty.

Yeah Artis Gilmore definitely deserves to be in....maybe there's some dirt on him.....here's a guy that maybe isn't as qualified:

"Canadian-born Robert J. "Bob" Houbregs (inducted 1987) was drafted by NBA's Milwaukee Hawks in 1953 and played five seasons in the league.[64] " (Wikipedia)

WintonDupree - MAD Magazine!!!! Wow, how many good memories did you just sparkle in my mind!!! I too was a freak. Aragones, Don Martin...and Al Jaffe, who did most of the last page fold thing...
Posted by: Magic Phil | August 01, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Wow MagicPhil that was definitely a blast from the past. That fold over was always the highlight. I think I was a little to young to fully appreciate the satire in early 70's. What do you have next - clips of the Midnight Special/Wolfman Jack?

Robert J. "Bob" Houbregs....led his college team to final 4 (did not win), and his career scoring average in the NBA was 9.3 .......... he must have been related to somebody.

Also didn't really get the whole Rowan and Martin laugh in...although I did like Lilly Tomlin's character.

Should the NBA adopt franchise tag like NFL to restrict player movement?

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/13683901/should-nba-adopt-nfllike-player-movement-rules-good-question?tag=coverlist_footer;coverlist_photo_content

Interesting thought, but I say NO!

Oh well don't look like we'll hit 500 before a new post goes up in the AM, but at least I hit my personal high. Good Night Laker Fans!

"Sorry humanomaly. Based on your contact comment I'll always picture you as the monopaly man. Monacle and tophat!

It's one of my many strange defects.


Do not pass go! Do not collect $200!


Posted by: WintonDupree | August 01, 2010 at 12:06 AM"

I'm not aware, is Winton Dupree someone famous????

Thanks for the acknowledgement, I just love challenges. Tophat & monacle....
....(I'm more baseball cap, I do have all my hair still, and Oakley Juliet's...however I have come to realize it is time to grow up...can't go on wearing shorts and Air Jordans to work forever.


Probably alot of America's productivity is lost by distractions such as the internet. By the way, I know alot isn't the proper word to use, but it's just my rebellious side....just as my writing rarely ever ends a sentence with the proper period...I'm Keroucian... At my work, they won't even allow us to carry our cell phones on our bodies. That would be ok, but we have management that is as I say "stupidvisors", and a phone system that is a maze, to a machine, that won't take a message. So if there is ever a real emergency, you would not find out til your own time. In my personal life, I get alot of e-mails from people coming from their work e-mail accounts.......that says something....

LRob,

Did you get the Smothers Brothers, read up on them, they were not the US political-government's favorite show.

Remember Dr. Demento???? He played that song "I owe alot to Iowa pot".....I think I was listening to him when I about 12years old.....

Time to do the things I was supposed to do today....good night!!!!

You know there were a couple of years there when I thought Kobe might be on roids or HGH.

not yet, 320.

I love my laker blog family.lets go Lakers...

I love KOBE...

I hate the three headed monster in miami,their all ugly...ROFLMAO!!!

Please keep both sasha and shannon and also take TMAC so that we can kick the ass of that 3 headed ugly monster butthead in MIAMI.Go LAKERS......

Its a sigh of relief knowing that their are no more trolls posting on this blog its because all this trolls team are losers..hahahahahahahahahaa.lol

Hope we are all in peace in this world...

Im really excited to see my Lakers specially KOBE on October 4 when they come here in London...YEAAAABOOOOIII....

i really miss my parents,relatives and friends in the philippines,the most beautiful country in the world!!!!!!!!

Am I late yet again? So i see that the goal is to have 500 post's. When is the deadline? If it's until another thread is introduce then we have lots of time.

LRob-

Oh man i hope you are right that the NBA schedule for 2010-2011 is released on tuesday. That also means that come Monday ESPN is going to highlight the best games to look forward of the upcoming season.

The majority of televised games will be the Miami Heat. Followed by the Lakers if they are lucky.

Supposedly the top 2 teams of each conference gets the same amount of air time each season. Yeah right!

TNT is going to start promoting that they are the home/station of the Eastern Conference Finals during the pre-season games that they air.

Last year they waited until the last minute to promote the Lakers vs the Suns as their prime coverage of their Conerence Finals.

I really like the idea of KOBE retiring in 6-8 years time and become the Lakers graetest of all time far more ahead than Magic.NBA greatest player of all time far more ahead than NBA baby hype MJ as players are far more athletic,bigger,more skilled today than those MJ face before.MJ and LBJ are Stern babies marketed by NBA and always have referies helping them to bolster their stats...

Who should the Lakers face againts when they collect their 16th ring as a franchise?
What should be the X-mas game opponent of the Lakers?
What about MLK day game?

I say for opening act it should be the Lakers vs Utah Jazz-
For the Holidays, the Lake show should go up againts the Celtics;
And for MLK day it should come down to the Lakers hosting the Miami Heat on their 2nd meeting of the season. It's only appropriate since the Lakers will have the home court advantage in the FINALS. Lets see if the Heat can travel and win.

lakers blog the best blog in the world...

Another thought. I hope not to see that Lakers have the most or close to having the more back to back games as they did last year. We will see who Stern Favors next year. If the Heat have fewer than LA; then its something us Laker Fans should be alarmed with.

The Miami Heat are younger, they should be able to handle that. They are the best trio ever assembled in NBA history, according to WADE.

The LA Lakers are the repeat defending champions, they deserve to be cut some slack.

We will just have to wait and see.

Lakers the best team in the world...

KOBE the greatest player in the world...

Phil Jackson the greatest coach in the world...

LAKERS NATION THIS HAS BEEN A MAGNIFICENT EFFORT AND I SALUTE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!

In the chronicles of Blogging when History is written this night and the valiant efforts of so few to produce so much will be written and talked about with awe and amazement. Quad 3-peat, fantastic 12 titles Amazing, 17 titles amazing. BUT...300+ PLUS POST BT LESS THAN 30 INDIVIDUALS....
OUT FREAKING STANDING LAKER NATION. My eyes grow moist *sniff*
*sniff* as I think of such a magnificent. When the rest of Lakers Nation realize what you have accomplished you will all be raised to the status of mini Blog Gods. And....It was done with out the help of Trolls. This is truly amazing. I'm sorry *sniff*, *sigh*, the emotion caused by what an accomplishment is too much for I, Yes I to bear.

LROB your dedication must be individually saluted! Much like Wilts 100 point game and Kobe’s 81 point game, Your 73 POST DAY will live for millennia in Lakers Lore. A proud Lakers Nation says to you …OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!

Honorable mention goes to LEWSTERS, T-PANG, HUMANOMALY, JUSTANOTHERMAMBFAN, 63 FOOTER, EXTENSOR, NEWMEXICOLAKERLIFER, LAKER-J, EDWIN GUECO, MAGIC PHIL, and PHRED, ADRIAN PALOMAR, WESJOENIXON, FATTY, ENJOYTHEGAME, RICK FRIEDMAN, MICHEL H., TOM DANIELS, ICELAKER, EJK, LAKERPEACE, FRMKT, ART-FL LAKERS FAN, LAKERTOM, TROLLMAN, T-SENSEI, WINTON DUPREE. A very special….OUT FREAKING STANDING MINI LAKER NATION to you all.

If anyone was missed blame it on the Blogging marathon and the INCEPTION/MATRIX/BLADE WEERKEND VIDEO MARATHON. Where's the Vodka & Percocet when I need it Justa?

THANK YOU ONE AND ALL AND…CARRY ON!!!!!
LAKER NATION...DISMISSED!!!!!

What can we say more we have all the best in this world.We are the freakin LA Lakers,who the hell are you?????????

What happened to Jon K? I didn't see him post his thoughts. Did I miss something? LOL

Love reading your post and thoughts JK. I don't enoy my reading w/out reading something u put up.

SPECIAL ADDENDUM:
HONERABLE MENTION ALSO GOES TO:

JOE CORAD and MUD...OUT FREAKIN STANDING PEOPLE!!! CARRY ON!!

Come on guys keep on posting we need to beat this 500 post...

Thanks MAMBA24...

Thanks MAMBA24... Posted by: Adrian Palomar | August 01, 2010 at 04:10 AM
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No, No, NO!!!! A grateful Laker Nation thanks YOU, ADRIAN PALOMAR
OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!!!!...CARRY ON!!

Lets go Lakers......

Lets go Lakers...

MY TOP 5 SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES

(1) MATRIX TRILOGY
(2) INCEPTION
(3) BLADE RUNNER
(4) 2001
(5) CHRONICALS OF RIDDICK

I really can't wait to go back home for a holiday this december in the Philippines,as what they said theirs no place like home...

MY TOP 5 SCIENCE FICTION TV SERIES

(1) BABYLON 5
(2) DARK ANGEL
(3) STAR TREK - GROUP
(4) BATTLE STAR GALLACTIA(new version)
(5) SUPERNATURAL

Word is that LBJ will be "injured" when he travels to Cleveland when the Heat play againts the Cavaliers. Therefore he won't be there because of precautionary messures. LOL

Yeah if I was LBJ I would fake an injury too, and stay in Miami.

I don't know if it's true or not; my good friend told me who works w/ AEG

oh no its another boring summer day in England,its summer here but its raining.well thats england for you...

Karl Malone did the same; the difference was he was injured and he left after 18 years of trying to bring a title to Utah. 18 YEARS!!!

Also, the Jazz didn't work hard to bring him back. Most imnportantly, Malone never quit on the Jazz or led them on.

Once again, Malone left the Jazz after 18 years!!!

MY TOP 5 SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS

(1) STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND - ROBERT HEINLEN
(2) SCANNER DARKLEY - PHILLIP K. DICK
(3) DREAMS OF FLESH AND SAND(series) W.T. QUICK
(4) NEUROMANCER(series) WILLIAM GIBSON
(5) STREET LETHAL(series) STEVEN BARNES

Word is that LBJ will be "injured" when he travels to Cleveland when the Heat play againts the Cavaliers. Therefore he won't be there because of precautionary messures. LOL Yeah if I was LBJ I would fake an injury too, and stay in Miami. Posted by: Joe_Corad | August 01, 2010 at 04:18 AM ROFLMAO!!!

I really can't wait to go back home for a holiday this december in the Philippines,as what they said theirs no place like home... Posted by: Adrian Palomar | August 01, 2010 at 04:17 AM
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AMEN! But you still have your second home and fam on the Blog!

353 posts not bad at all

A very late thought.

Players we hate to join the Lakers in the near future-

Absolutely no Andre Varejao, or however his name is spelled. For some reason all Brazilian players are cocky and seem to be playing for teams that Lakers find as rivals. The Suns have Leandro Barbosa(traded to toronto i think). Cleveland has that sideshow bob of Varejao. The Nuggets have Nene Hilario.; but Nene wanted to erase his last name because he thought he would be as big as Pele and Ronaldo. The two biggest soccer players ever to play in Brazil.

If i miss to include other Brazilian players, its only because they are not cocky, over rated players like the ones previously mentioned.

Now for French players. . .

A very late thought.

Players we hate to join the Lakers in the near future-

Absolutely no Andre Varejao, or however his name is spelled. For some reason all Brazilian players are cocky and seem to be playing for teams that Lakers find as rivals. The Suns have Leandro Barbosa(traded to toronto i think). Cleveland has that sideshow bob of Varejao. The Nuggets have Nene Hilario.; but Nene wanted to erase his last name because he thought he would be as big as Pele and Ronaldo. The two biggest soccer players ever to play in Brazil. If i miss to include other Brazilian players, its only because they are not cocky, over rated players like the ones previously mentioned.Posted by: Joe_Corad | August 01, 2010 at 04:37 AM

ROTFLMAO

If I could change one thing in my life it would be choosing Justa over Laker Lass!

WHY?
Because Justa then proceeded to virtually dump me! LMAO!
Forgive Justa and Nation but I'm trying to get yall to 500 Posts. you think good material comes easy?

CHRISTINA, SERENA, CATRINA, my own private 3-PEAT. The 3 Loves of my life, my beautiful 3 daughters. Justa you would be 4 but you dumped me!
Lol!

Oh man, I am afraid to post my favorite Sci-Fi films. Since i'm a pup when it comes to Lakers Glory. Compared to most of you devoted followers.

OK that's (360) ONLY 140 MORE TO GO!

My Favorite Foods

Fried Chicken, Macaronni & Cheese, Banna Pudding, Lemon Pie, Neopolitan IceCream, Gumbo, Plain Tuna Fish out the can, Chilli, Perch.

My Favorite Colors>

This is a no-brainer, Purple & Gold! Also Silver!

My Favorite Actor, (Tie) Wesley Snipes, Leonardo DeCaprio

If it came down to horror films, oh My God, I am there LOL.

Favorite Sci-Fi Film in my opinion is Star Wars. Every thing is so developed. Characters feelings and where they originated from.

My Favorite Actress; Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Helen Mirin, Vonetta McGee,

Whew, left last night but now back and see the thread is still going strong.
A new thread probably won't be up for a while so still time to get to 300 if more early birds show up.

Wake up Lakerville.

Ooops, meant till time to get to 500, not 300.

My favorite Female Singers: Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Dianna Ross, Beyonce, Minnie Riperton, Freda Payne, Whitney Houston, Denise williamns

mamba,

Good morning.
Like the sci fi lists. For tv shows you left off thCaprica, is that one still to new to make the list?

My Favorite Horror Film is, and still gives me nightmares is John Carpenters Halloween.

In second place is The Exorcist. Every year I take a trip to Big Bear w/ friends and we take movies that will scare us. The Exorcist is always the one that follows us. Yet I refuse to see it. One because I am highly religious; second because i think if seeing it, invokes the devil to show up.

Yeah crazy huh, LOL

Favorite Male Singers: Jeffrey Osborn, Peabo Bryson, Frank Sinatra(yes that's right), Marvin Gaye, Barry White,

mamba,

Ok, how about your favorite days of the week?

Favorite months of the year?

Favorite years of the decade?

Best Band of all time is Journey!

Best male singer is Bryan Adams!

Best Female Singer is Tina Turner!

Or at least thats how i look at it. LOL

Good morning. Like the sci fi lists. For tv shows you left off thCaprica, is that one still to new to make the list? Posted by: Art - FL Laker Fan | August 01, 2010 at 04:58 AM
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Good Morning Art, To tell you the truth I have acopy of every episode but I haven't looked at any of them yet. I like to just have mini-marathon and watch an entire season or the entire run of a show at one time. How about a couple lists from you. Come on bro we got to get to that 500 mark! Right now I'm about to break LROBs 72 Post record...though it pains me to do it! LMAO!!! Carry On!

Best President of the United States to ever serve?

I say James K. Polk. Followed by Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln.

Best president, Warren Harding

My Favorite Horror Film is, and still gives me nightmares is John Carpenters Halloween. In second place is The Exorcist. Every year I take a trip to Big Bear w/ friends and we take movies that will scare us. The Exorcist is always the one that follows us. Yet I refuse to see it. One because I am highly religious; second because i think if seeing it, invokes the devil to show up.
Yeah crazy huh, LOL Posted by: Joe_Corad | August 01, 2010 at 04:58 AM
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We have the same idea Joe. Although in my case I'd place Exorcists first. That movie scared the ISH out of me! And crazy...No, I'm inclined to think the same thing.

Best Food,

Hot Krispy Creme donuts

Best Beatles song in the morning,

Good Day Sunshine

ALL RIGHT JOE! WE WAITING FOR THAT DAMN SCI-FI LIST! ROTFLMFAO!!!!

Best Fake Band,

The Monkees

(375) 25 to go before the big (400)

My second worst regret in life is that Justa & I Virtualy Eloped instead of having a Formal Virtual Marriage! WTF!

Best blog quote about Jordam Farmar

==========================

And now I read that Farmar may not really be 6'2", so how tall is he for real?"

Farmar's height is 6'2" (sort of roundoff of 6' 1 3/4"). Here is the breakdown:

socks - 1/2"

sole - 1'

hair(increases at a vertical leap of 42")- 1/4"

flesh (head to foot) - 6'

Posted by: Edwin Gueco | July 28, 2006 at 03:40 PM

Crazy story about the Film The Exorcist.

My Aunt was pregnant with her first child. She dared to go watch that movie while she was 8 months. While she was in that theater, she witness a couple of viewers run out screaming, and she saw alot more folks kneeling down on their knees praying.

Nothing compared to when she started screaming in pain when she realized that her child was ready to be born; prematurely.

According to her everyone that was there made the cross and told her to get out. WOW!

Good news is my cousin is alive and healthy and is a Lawyer, and my aunt's only distate from her experience is, the long line and the crappy popcorn she bought when she had her contractions.

@Art-Fl Lakers Fan, Yes Edwin does have his moments. LMAO!
OK (390)

Best post showing dedication to the blog:

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Arg...I'm going to drop out of nursing school cause I'm missing so much of da blog lol...jk.

Posted by: Faith | October 02, 2006 at 08:01 PM

Good news is my cousin is alive and healthy and is a Lawyer, and my aunt's only distate from her experience is, the long line and the crappy popcorn she bought when she had her contractions. Posted by: Joe_Corad | August 01, 2010 at 05:13 AM
HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH! Joe for a moment you scared the ISH out of me, I thought that story was going to take a different turn. But all's well that ends well!

Arg...I'm going to drop out of nursing school cause I'm missing so much of da blog lol...jk. Posted by: Faith | October 02, 2006 at 08:01 PM Posted by: Art - FL Laker Fan | August 01, 2010 at 05:15 AM
ROFLMAO! But bless her, she stuck to it and is now a Nurse...OUT FREAKIN STANDING FAITH!!!!!

Ok Mamba

My top list of Sci-Fi films is

5.Alien
4.Aliens
3.Robocop
2.Terminator
1.The Thing (remake)

Best blog conspiracy theory:

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I think ESPN shot JFK.

Posted by: Andrew Z | August 22, 2006 at 11:00 AM

I still have alot of films to see that are classics, and are now being remade as we speak. But nothing like an original idea.

I took note from all the films from experience bloggers that gave their take as their favorite Sci-Fi peliculas.

Best blog post of someone in the wrong place at the wrong time:

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Hi
I am new here (actualy i am new on internet) you have a nice community here and i
want to make some friends :)
My name is Anna Bobic i am born in Croatia. oh i am 19 years old. I love rock music and animals :)

Posted by: annabobic | February 15, 2009 at 02:49 PM

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399 posts on the blog
399 posts,
Take one down, pass it around,
398 posts on the blog

Ok, here's number 400, I'm out of breath, gotta rest,
wheezing

If the trolls were out today, we would of made our quota. LOL. I guess they do have a purpose after all.

YAHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! ************(400)******

@ART-FL LAKERS FAN...FREAKIN (400)...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!

Oh man...I was taking the summer off from the blog. I pop in just to see wassup and see the equivalent of "The 300" trying to take on a world record blogdump and tiring badly...OK, I'm in...strokin' it from the corner.

Too bad we don't have DFish here to help out with his usual 30 or 40 posts obsessively stalking Fisher. We'd hit 500 easy.

If the trolls were out today, we would of made our quota. LOL. I guess they do have a purpose after all. Posted by: Joe_Corad | August 01, 2010 at 05:30 AM
LOL! Yes Joe, there is a purpose in Life for all things including...PRINCESS JIMMY and the ISH called the MIAMI HEAT! Lol!

@Art-Fl Lakers Fan, art rest up a bit you deserve it!!!! LOL!

There once was a boy named Jack,
he lived in a shack by the tracks,
he tried all his might
to get some delight,
but it's hard when you live life on crack.

 
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