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A housekeeping note: We'll have a live chat at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to talk all things Lakers. It will serve as a great way for everyone to get back in the swing of things after the 4th of July weekend.

--AOL Fanhouse's Chris Tomasson reports that Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, among others, won't compete in the FIBA World Championship in Turkey this summer.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues that Steve Blake will serve as a perfect addition to the Lakers.

--The New York Post's Kelly Magee reports that Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have a new reality show that will "chronicle shock-jock Khloe's quest to get pregnant by her multi-million-dollar Laker husband." Hmm. Gripping, to say the least.

--Lakers guard Derek Fisher pitches his worth in a Q&A with ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne.

--AOL Fanhouse's Tom Ziller argues that it's a good thing the Lakers aren't pursuing Mike Miller.

Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore puts re-signing Fisher and possibly acquiring Raja Bell as the next order of business.

Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff recaps Ron Artest's performance in the 2009-10 season.

Tweet of the Day: ""Bynum doesn't deserve to touch the trophy!" -- boogiecousins (Sacramento Kings rookie forward DeMarcus Cousins).

Reader Comment of the Day: "Good for Kobe! I hope he gets some rest, has a successful surgery on the finger and is ready to roll come this Fall. This could be another great season for the Lakers. I hope Phil gives the starters more rest during the regular season rather than go for a shot at the meaningless all time best regular season win-loss record. I'll take 16-0 in the playoffs any day over 74-8 in the regular season." -- rdlee

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: After winning his second consecutive NBA championship, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has decided to sit out the FIBA World Championship in Turkey this summer. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

 
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"Bynum doesn't deserve to touch the trophy!"-DeMarcus Cousins

Will somebody plaease put that on the bulletin boards in all Laker facilities and especially on The Beast's locker. I'd like this new Queen to eat his words.

Go Lakers!

Blake is the perfect addition.


Bynum is going to own Cousins this year.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!


THE BRING BACK DFISH SUBURBAN CARAVAN

Like the Secret Service, we have unlimited black Suburbans
to escort DFish to the Lakers training camp in El Segundo...

====------ === ------===
/_____l______l__ ___\____
ll - - -PAY DEREK FISHER -------]
L___(0)l______l__ ____l(0) J

====------ === ------===
/_____l______l__ ___\____
ll - - -SIGN DEREK FISHER ------]
L___(0)l______l__ ____l(0) J

====------ === ------===
/_____l______l__ ___\____
ll - - -LOVE DEREK FISHER ------]
L___(0)l______l__ ____l(0) J

====------ === ------===
/_____l______l__ ___\____
ll-- FISH WILL NEVER LEAVE ---]
L___(0)l______l__ ____l(0) J

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THAT's the tweet of the day? Some punk talking trash about our Beast?

SUCK IT, Cousins. You dont' deserve to know what the Larry O even looks like.

Why in the world would Cousins say that, let alone tell the world that's what he thinks? Is it his number one goal to show everyone just how stupid he actually is? Remarkable.

I really wonder if having the ability to instantly broadcast every single absurd thought that enters into one's head is a step forward in human civilization...

Bynum should put that Queens rook in his place next year. Dude is fat and raw.

What Justa said, twice!!! Three times!!!

I wonder how many forwards are going to 'get lucky' playing against Amare and his new Knicks team...

Farmar is no Nash...and even if Jordan signs in NY, Amare will get a rude surprise without his Nash feeding him the ball...

You know there is a shortage of good 'Big Men' in the league....

With Boston, Dallas, and Cavs thinking Shaq is their answer for center...

A has been Shaq is the best they can come up with...Makes me appreciate AB that much more...

MM

as always out of touch

between 11:30 and 1:15 there is the official SEMI-FINAL game between Uruguay and Holland. if the game is tied, it will go another 30 minutes. if it is still tied, we have many FREE KICKS.

what a time to have a LIVE CHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

same tomorrow when Germany plays SPAIN. go figure

Justa - It's the tweet of the day for several reasons. I don't think any player or media member really tweeted much yesterday because it was a holiday after all. The only exception goes to Ron Artest, but he's been winning this award non-stop. We gotta spread it around. Plus, I knew the tweet would spark reaction - such as yours.

MM

MM - I say let Ron's tweets win EVERY DAY if this is the competition.

MM

as always out of touch

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all of the sudden we have only Kobe photos. i guess it is his REMORSE after CREATING a BLUNDER with his poor choice of FUNNY THREAD last night.

interesting that on 4TH of JULY, his post had a photo of Gassy one of the 2 players on the :alers roster that is not American

Tweet of the Day? More Like "Twit of the Day"!!!!!!

Hey DeMarcus! You're Living Proof Why "Cousins Shouldn't Reproduce"!!!!!!

And You Better Hope You Don't Run Into Justa on the Street Cuz She'll Slap You From Tuesday Back into Next Wednesday!!!!!!
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Sup Justa? Glad To Hear You Got Drew's Back. I Wouldn't Mess With You...
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Oh! And One More Thing Cousins: You Were Drafted to the Perfect Team, The "Sacramento Queens!"

Keep Up The Hater Tradition. You're Already Sounding Like the Second Coming of Chris Weber-Bread!
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT SQUARED!!!!!!

ouchhhhhhhh - out of touch? Come on, this isn't a soccer blog and it's not like it's a U.S. game. That in fact was part of the reason why I had it. I figured people would be around watching TV and if they're around watching TV, they can go on a live chat. That's kind of how it worked with Lakers games...

MM

Now I see why they call it tweeting....a forum for a wannabe twit like Cousins. Can't blame him for being jealous of Drew. AB has 2 rings and plays for the NBA's best franchise, while the Kings' claim to fame is a couple of deep playoff runs back in the day. Oh, yes...in the ancient days of the NBA, when the Sacramento Kings were the Rochester Royals, they won their ONLY chip, in 1950-1951. Sounds like this punk doesn't even have the good sense to play a game in summer league before he starts running his gums. Drew's got bigger fish to fry!!

Justa - Ron's had some good tweets, but yesterday's a lot of his were nonsensical and confusing.

MM

LEWSTRS:

add me to the Dfish bandwagon.....where I have been all along. Clutch and a proven leader!

And I got news for you, Cousins...Drew and the Lakers ain't finished touching O'briens. They're going to be massaging the trophy for years!!!

MM

the vuvuzelas r too loud. i can't hear UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

BLAKE over DUHON?

The Magic just signed Chris Duhon for 4 years 15 mil - cheaper than Blake by a bit.
Is he as good? Would we have done better to sign Duhon and have more of the MLE left over? I have mixed feelings - Duhon is a bit younger and faster and a slightly better scorer, though not from the 3 point line.

What do y'all think?

ouchhhhhhhh - lol ok. no one said you were forced to go to the chat,.

MM

Amare needs someone to set him up. Jordan fancies himself as a lead, speedy point. Could be a good match.

Posted by: bronxlakerfan

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can u remember in 4 years (or 3 - too long to follow his nightmare) ONE P&R play when Farmy passed the ball????????????

can u remember a good pass from the bbase line (all turned out in TURN OVER)

can you remember a brilliant ENTRY PASS?????????????

all what Farmy can do is run fast and miss a layup.
soot a 3 at the end of quarters to be the HERO / clutch
play MATADOR DEFENSE.

fits the d'Antoni system with Black Jesus. indeed a MATCH made in HEAVEN.
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but we will ALL REMEMBER the sloppy pass that lead to Kobe's broken INDEX finger.

that's Farmy's legacy as a Laker.

And Another Thing Demarcus, The Only Way You'll Ever Touch the Larry O'Brien Trophy is if You "Legally Change Your Name to Larry O'Brien".

With Tweets Like That, I'm Sure You Touch Yourself Every Day.
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT SQUARED!!!!!!

ABSOLUTELY LOVE the photo at the top of this thread....THE CHAMPIONSHIP MOMENT!! The moment the Celtics knew it was all over and the Lakers knew they had WON!!

Lakers 3peat baby.....

bronxlakerfan,

It is a great photo -- Paul Pierce looks like "Sh*t, I gotta live with this?"

My point is Kobe has been successful since Pau became a Laker...
Posted by: LEWSTR

say WHAT??????????

Hey Laker fans,

I just wanted to clarify my tweet regarding Bynum. Let's get real, I wasn't trying to offend nobody. Bynum is one lucky SOB. If Kwame Brown was on the Lakers instead of Greg Oden.....I mean Bynum, Kwame would have two rings. If I was on the Lakers instead of Bynum, I would have two rings. Bynum is so lucky to play with Kobe and Pau, and he barely contributes because he is an injury waiting to happen. Sorry to lay the truth on you guys, but Bynum is one injury away from playing the John Salley role for the Lakers. You remember Salley right? the dude that got all those rings with the Lakers for sitting on the bench? Anyways, no offense intended, just keepin it real.

Sincerely,

Demarcus

LOOK FOR ANDREW BYNUM TO BE AN ALL-STAR NEXT YEAR !!!
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With Amare finally in the East, Andrew Bynum should be able to win his first All-Star vote for Western Conference starting center. And even Amare’s pips won’t be able to stuff the ballot box enough to beat Dwight.
Next year will be the Year of the Laker’s tying the Celtics, Kobe tying MJ for championships, and the Beast!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
TOM

The real Demarcus Cousins wouldn't remember who John Sally is...

lEWSTERS,

HOW COME IM NOT IN THE SUBURBNS???

CMON BUDDY I WANNA RIDE ALONG THE PAY DEREK FISHER SUV...

What Cousins is probably trying to say is .. if he was to play in a big game like that he would be doing everything he can to contribute big time because he wants to deserve holding that trophy.


To me it was more about his thinking more than anything else. Time will tell what he can do at this level.

Put me down for Lakers 3peat with Fisher in the media.

Lakers should sign Shannon Brown and Javaris Crittenden.

and give Sasha a chance ....


100 million for Stoudemire and 120 million for Joe Johnson is just plain stupid.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

Q: Does it hurt you at the trade deadline when you constantly hear whispers about the Lakers needing to upgrade at point guard? Or like now, when there is so much talk about free agents the Lakers could sign?

A (D Fish): Nah, because I don't really get overly concerned with who can come in and do what I do better than me or replace me. You could try something different, but you cannot go out and find what I do, period. Regardless of what you try or who you try to get, it won't be the same. It might look different. It might even look better, depending on the packaging. But it won't be what I do.
_____________________________________________
Is this possibly the best interview answer ever?

I think so!

Go Fish!

--FEARless

sup Marc B


I'm good. I just get so irritated when no name idiots think they're all that. Meh - what a maroon....


It's ok. We can feed off the hate. Socks has 2 rings going on 3. Take that suckas!!!


THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KOBE & PAU

Part of the reason that Kobe and Pau play so well together is that Pau is not an alpha player whose ego gets in the way of the team’s success. That is why Pau is such a perfect fit as the Lakers #2 option. It will be fun to see how the new fantasy teams will fare. What looks great on paper often fizzles.
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TOM
Posted by: LakerTom | July 05, 2010 at 10:51 PM

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never gets old to make fun of LakerTom's senility moments:

do u mind to remind us that on the Lakers, beside Kobe, ONLY Bynum and Farmar have the ALPHA DOG mentality????????????????

Demarcus, you wouldn't have won the NCAA championship without #1 pick John Wall, #14 pick Patrick Patterson, #18 pick Eric Bledsoe and #29 pick Daniel Orton.

Oh wait, you guys didn't win it all despite having 5 players drafted in the first round?

OOPS.

puddle

great come back line: NCAA

"With Amare finally in the East, Andrew Bynum should be able to win his first All-Star vote for Western Conference starting center. "

Did you forget Yao Ming will be back Laker Tom?

Did you forget Yao Ming will be back Laker Tom?

Posted by: KB Blitz | July 06, 2010 at 11:29 AM

also that Roy is Stern's boy and Oden can be a favorite to be REDEEMED (the new kewl word) ?!

Good Morning Charles...Good Morning Everyone...

another day of Championship summer, excuse me back to back Championship summer, excuse me Celtic beating Championship summer---don't get much better, seemingly, do it?

so when will we hear of another Mitch coup? Fisher should be next, maybe resigning Brown as well---those would be welcome headlines indeed, as it were...

anyway, thinking about some vets we could get on the cheap possibly to play back up center---though I really would like Mbenga back (if Phil will use him)--given a chance at being a true back up center I think he would flourish---especially with some starters sometimes---remember those games where he started---lots of good D (in between fouling the crap out of everybody within 94 feet or so)---but he did have a 7 (count 'em ) 7 blocks--so anyway hope the Taco enforcer is back...

if not, I think there are several vet centers that may want a ring----Kurt Thomas, Ben Wallace, Oberto, Jermaine O'Neal, Brad Miller, Nasterivich (sorry can't spell eastern European too well), not to mention long shot Shaq---one of those guys could be a legit back up center for the vets minimum quite easily---

Mitch is all over it no doubt...

hopefully he is all over some outside shooting vets as well...someone out there is going to do a Rick Fox---I can feel in my Laker bones...

"When I was a boy, everything was right..."

"we couldn't come up with a worse term for Belgiuns other than just Belgiuns...we couldn't think of anything to call them, so let's just ignore them"

AS ALWAYS, AS EVER, YET ANOTHER GREAT DAY (AND BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON) TO BE A LAKER FAN !!!

GO LAKERS !!!

Im with you justa,who is this cousins player?probably he is jealous of AB 2 rings...

Their is def some attention whore MOFOs on this site -- Cousins included!!!

I meant "THERE" my blog fam -- everyone knows that Post by you know who is a fake one!

JUST CURIOUS.. how would this current lakers roster do with LBJ in place of Kobe? 6peat?

Puddle,

Did you forget that my coach is a great recruiter, but a sorry coach who can't win the big games? Did you forget that at least I was healthy for the tournament, unlike Bynum every year? Did you forget that Bynum's knees are an injury waiting to happen? Did you forget that Bynum is a one-legged beast? Don't forget me when Bynum gets hurt again next year.

Sincerely,

Demarcus

That Demarcus tweet is from June 17th. How was this the tweet of the day when it's several weeks old?

Hey Everyone,

What's de marc of cousins? Cowbells and cow manure.

@ouchhhhhhhh :

Don't you have anything positive to contribute...

All you do is post PART of someone's post, usually LakerTom's posts, and twist their point all around...

Example: Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country...

Your post: Good men to come? When did men become good...

Now Stop It!!!

Curious George,

With LBJ, only the dynamics of the team would change, but it doesn't guarantee a ring, much less six. However, Kobe is to the Lakers what the Man in the yellow hat is to curious george.

Fake Dermarcus,

Ooooh, testy! I guess I found your soft spot! Nope, wait, that's just your fat, doughy arse. My mistake.

It's past 12:30 pm Tuesday - where's the live chat at?

>>>"Bynum doesn't deserve to touch the trophy!"

DeMarcus Cousins is an ign'nt beeeyotch. And he must not have watched the 2008 NBA finals if he doesn't understand what Bynum contributed to the 2010 Lakers' success.

Unless he's talking about Will Bynum, the diminutive PG for Detroit. In that case, yeah, he doesn't deserve to touch it.

ESPN News is reporting that Shaq, besides talking with the Hawks, is in talks with the Keltics.

In My Book, If He Signs with the Keltics, He Will Be "THE BIG BENEDICT ARNOLD" FOREVER!!!!!!

If Whaq Signs With The Keltics, I'd SIGN KWAME And GIVE HIM NUMBER 34!!!!!!

And I'd NEVER RETIRE HIS NUMBER!!!!!!
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT SQUARED!!!!!!

LET'S MAKE 2011 HEAVEN!!!!!!

DeMarcus Cousins put the "twit" in "twitter"

Curious George,

I'm sorry, but LeBronze took the league's deepest team, which had the best regular season record two years in a row, where?

Where did he take them?

What did Kobe just do with the weakest bench in the whole association?

Oh, I THOUGHT so!

--FEARless

>>>The Magic just signed Chris Duhon for 4 years 15 mil - cheaper than Blake by
>>>a bit. Is he as good?

Blake is a little bit better.

I liked Duhon when he was with Chicago, but New York gave him a full chance to be a starter and he fell flat on his face.

Duhon is just slightly better on defense than Blake, but Blake is better on offense.

>>>With Amare finally in the East, Andrew Bynum should be able to win his first
>>>All-Star vote for Western Conference starting center

You might be right. I think there are only three things that could keep Bynum from winning the starting All-Star center spot for the Western Conference:

1. If Bynum gets injured

2. If Greg Oden stays healthy

3. If Tim Duncan lists himself as a Center. After all the years of insisting on being listed as a PF so he wouldn't have to compete with Shaq for votes, it wouldn't surprise me to see Duncan switch to C so he won't have to compete with Pau, Dirk, Carmelo, et al. And if he plays well, he could beat Bynum based on sentimental vote.

Is this possibly the best interview answer ever?
I think so!
Go Fish!
--FEARless
Posted by: FEARless | July 06, 2010 at 11:14 AM
==============

You aren't the only one who thinks so, look at that Fish caravan growing daily!

Soon it will be a full blown convoy (like that old trucker song from the 70's).

What is all this "leadership" nonsense I always hear about Fisher? He's not a traditional point guard and he's not a primary ball handler. He doesn't "lead" the team. Yes, he has been on 5 championship teams, but there's no reason to pretend he's the one that got them there. He's a true politician, he gets to the top through the work of his constituents and then he goes up on the podium and gives a well-spoken interview to take credit for what they did.

People want to say all he cares about is winning but maybe I'm the only one that remembers him turning his back on the Lakers and going to a Warriors team that was going nowhere. He has already won 5 times, he's clearly not going to take a low-ball offer to stay with the Lakers, especially since they're already paying another PG more than him, meaning his starter days are done.

Steve Blake is better than Fisher in nearly every category and every Laker fan should be happy about this move. You have to be blind to think this won't make the team better.

CURIOUS GEORGE,

>>>JUST CURIOUS.. how would this current lakers roster do with LBJ in place
>>>of Kobe? 6peat?

What is this, the third or fourth time you've asked this?

Here's how it would be:

They'd have the best regular season record!!!!!

And no rings since 2002.

That's how it would be with LeBronze instead of Kobe.

Now go crawl back to the Cleveland blog and worship your false king.

Curious George,

One more thing I forgot - the Lakers would goof around a lot more on the sidelines before games. That's another important asset that LeBron would bring.

But no rings.

Signs of the Apocalypse: A Sacramento Kings (a franchise that has not come close to winning the championship) draft choice (and not even a rookie yet) tweeting that the starting center of the Lakers (who is one of the two best young big men in the league) does not deserve to touch the Larry O'Brien trophy.


THE BRING BACK DFISH SUBURBAN CARAVAN

Like the Secret Service, we have unlimited black Suburbans
to escort DFish to the Lakers training camp in El Segundo...

====------ === ------===
/_____l______l__ ___\____
ll - - -PAY DEREK FISHER -------]
L___(0)l______l__ ____l(0) J

====------ === ------===
/_____l______l__ ___\____
ll - - -SIGN DEREK FISHER ------]
L___(0)l______l__ ____l(0) J

====------ === ------===
/_____l______l__ ___\____
ll - - -LOVE DEREK FISHER ------]
L___(0)l______l__ ____l(0) J

====------ === ------===
/_____l______l__ ___\____
ll-- FISH WILL NEVER LEAVE ---]
L___(0)l______l__ ____l(0) J

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Snaq is gonna sign with those dreaded green weenie asses watch and see! They will be the oldest team in the league with him and the slowest and watch him bow down to KG like Rasheed did... Let him go there, he's already burned bridges anyway so situation is moot. Snaq is going to his 28th team in 28 years! Okay maybe overexaggerated but its whatever.

Actually, I like the idea of Snaquille O'Meal signing with the Celtics.

It would give an extra happy side benefit to next years final vs the Celtics (if they make it). Kobe would get to BEAT Shaq in the finals, with Shaq looking as washed up as Sheed looked this year.

Bring it on.

lewstrs
Please add my name to the dfish caravan

Cousins will not be touching any trophy since he's playing for the Kings. lol

screw Cousins, I'm jumping on the Bring Back DFish Caravan! Count me in!

Does Kobe Bryant have arthiritis just on his knuckle? Or on his whole finger?

Does anyone know how much arthiritis he has?

That article doesn't answer either question. The only thing it really says is non-reversible arthiritis on knuckle.

Keep in mind Bynum is still injured, he hadn't had the knee surgery yet. Which means dude can't even run right now. What if Bynum's knee still doesn't heal after the surgery? And what good does it do for the Lakers to have a player that can't run? To Lakers management Bynum's physical risks outweights all his potential. Mitch the Snake Kupchak is just waiting for the right deal to pull the "trade Bynum" trigger.

THE TRUTH BE TOLD, YET FEW UNDERSTAND IT. THE FACT REMAINS THAT WHEN BYNUM WAS BEING COACHED BY KAREEM JABBAR, HE WAS A BETTER PLAYER AND ONCE KAREEM BECAME ILL AND NO LONGER COACHING HIM. HIS GAME SOME WHAT SUFFERED. HE'S A YOUNG MAN WHO SOMETIMES DISPLAYS COMPLACENCY ISSUES AND OTHER TIMES HE LOOKS LIKE AND ALL STAR. MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS HIS CONDITIONING DUE TO THE FACT, HE APPEARS TO BE IN JURED ON A YEARLY BASIS. I FEEL HE WANTS TO DO WELL AND HAS A LOT OF HEART, BUT HE HAS OBSTACLES TO OVERCOME, AS WE ALL DO. PSALMS 100


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