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Caught in the Web: Lakers make signing free agent Derek Fisher a priority

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-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner report that the Lakers haven't ironed out a deal yet with Derek Fisher. Also, Javaris Crittenton isn't on the summer league roster because he's recovering from foot surgery. Phoenix plans to talk to Lakers assistant general manager Ronnie Lester this weekend about its vacant general manager position.

-- The Times' Mark Heisler criticizes LeBron James and ESPN for the one-hour announcement show but says James is going to make the announcement within the first 10 minutes.

-- The Times' Scott Collins and Joe Flint question ESPN's journalistic integrity in airing a one-hour special highlighting James' announcement.

-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr looks at the Lakers' summer league roster.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the salary cup numbers.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin talks to Kobe Bryant about the hourlong James special, why the Lakers need to get Fisher back, his decision to sit out this summer from the FIBA World Championships and what he thinks about the Lakers' acquisition of Steve Blake. McMenamin also provides details on the the Lakers' new D-League affiliate.

-- AOL FanHouse's Tom Ziller argues that Chris Bosh will have a relationship with Dwyane Wade on the Heat similar to the one that Pau Gasol has with Bryant on the Lakers.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius answers questions from readers.

-- Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin argues that Bryant's strong public support for Fisher serves as another example of his insatiable desire to win.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore believes Raja Bell isn't interested in the Lakers.

-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares his thoughts with Lakers.com about the 2010 NBA championship.

On the air: Lakers forward Lamar Odom and wife/reality TV star Khloe Kardashian will appear on Live with Regis and Kelly Friday at 9 a.m. on ABC7.

Tweet of the Day: "If this is Lebron's act BEFORE he wins a ring, think how insufferable he'll be after he gets 1. And he'll need 10 to justify this act." -- jimrome (radio host Jim Rome).

Reader Comment of the Day: "So the biggest question today -- Is the prize free agent whose presence will virtually guarantee a championship going to resign with the team that nurtured him and supported him all these years? I'm talking about Derek Fisher of course" -- Jay Jay

-- Mark Medina

Follow the L.A. Times Lakers blog on Twitter: twitter.com/latmedina. E-mail the Lakers blog at [email protected]

Photo: LeBron James must really like being in the spotlight if he's willing to take part in an hourlong television show to announce which team he'll be playing for next season. Credit: Phil Long / Associated Press

 
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Legler jumping on the opportunity and jumping on the Miami bandwagon...

"Lakers are in trouble"

Yeah right buddy...you said that last season...

Legler - a great example of ESPN being up so far LeBron's arse....

Repost...Sorrrrrry
BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Darth Stern intends to form a SuperTeam, To defeat The Champion LA Lakers is his Dream
Princess Jimmy, Dwade & Bosh were drafted, To form this SuperTeam Darth Stern crafted
Miami was the place they were selected to go, Don’t blame Dwade or Bosh Oh Hell No!
Darth Stern & Lebron are the Masterminds, But saying Jimmy has a Mind is being Kind
If you insist on trying to take the Lakers throne, The Freakin Lakers say BRING IT ON!!!
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Jimmy there’s no denying you have some skills, But when you gone take off those training Wheels
You been a King in training for 8 long years, Yet the end of every season finds you in Tears
You don’t have one damn Ring to your name, Yet it’s always someone else that’s the Blame
You have no idea who you dealing with, We the Freakin Champion Lakers & we don’t take SPIT
To beat the Lakers you need more than a dance & song, If U think U ready then BRING IT ON!!!
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You think cause Darth Stern owns the Referees, That winning the Title will be a Breeze
Know what a Black Mamba is Princess girl, It’s the deadliest animal in the whole damn world
Why do you think this is Kobe’s nickname, Cause he’s the deadliest BBaller in the whole damn Game
Lebron I don’t think you’re ready for this, You can’t beat Kobe as God is My Witness
If you come against Kobe your ISH better be Strong, If you man enough Then BRING IT ON!
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Don’t let Darth Stern make you look like a Fool, Even though you are a Darth Stern Tool.
Lebron you use to be such a nice young man, So this Princess Jimmy act I don’t understand
Tonight on your 1 hour Riverdance show, Will you say against the Lakers you’re ready to go
Or are you beginning to have doubts & more, About what the Lakers for you have in store
If you think you’re ready for the Lakers Lebron, Then damnit Princess Jimmy BRING IT ON

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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Excerpt from McMenamin's column - Kobe talking about Fish:


"We need to have him back, it's as simple as that," Bryant said about his fellow co-captain with whom Bryant joined the Lakers as rookies together back in 1996. "It's not a question of if he will be back; it's a matter of when."


Talks between the Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and Fisher's agent, Rob Pelinka, have not moved much in the week since the free-agency negotiating period opened on July 1. Fisher is seeking a two-year deal valued close to $10 million. The Lakers' starting point for an offer was reportedly half of that.


"I don't care what [the cost] is," said Bryant, who also said some variation of the phrase "we need Derek back" six times during his comments on the subject -- once for every ring the pair can win together if Fisher comes back to capture a third straight championship next year. "They need to work that out and get him back because his significance to our ballclub and to me cannot be understated.

BRING BACK FISH!!!!! He may not be the flashiest or quickest guard out there, but his value to this team - and to Kobe - obviously cannot be overstated. The Lakers need Fish. Get it done Mitch!

So it looks like Robin will join Batman and Batgirl in Miami to produce the newest blockbuster in the line of Marvel Comic superheroes. I still go with L-MEN- THE LAST STAND.

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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Posted by: LEWSTRS | July 08, 2010 at 10:40 AM

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Pease add me!

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

Mark Medina
LEWSTRS
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rdlee
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Adrian Palomar
MOLaker
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Posted by: LEWSTRS | July 08, 2010 at 10:40 AM

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CURIOUS IF HEAT GET LBJ THEN DOES IT MEAN KOBE HAS WON HIS LAST TITLE WITH THE LAKERS?

incestous!!

I might be wrong...but did Kobe ever have an entourage like LeBrick...

I think part of LeBrick's contract is that his posse get's special treatment as far as getting access to facilities, and traveling with the team...

That was one thing that turned him off about Chicago...They give access to team's facilities for the groupies...

Legler's a Boston area guy. I like listening to him when he's NOT talking about the lakers.
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Jon Barry was on the radio this morning saying that DwaBrosh (my own mash up, hate writing their entire names) AREN'T enough to beat the Lakers. I agree.
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Forgive the simplistic analysis, but we go 2 elite basketball players deep. yes, Kobe and Pau are 2 of the worlds best at their position. So will the Heat....Wade and Lebron are uniquely gifted.
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However, when you move on from there, while Bosh is a very very good player, the heat have no money to pay anyone after that. They won't get a james posey, PJ Brown, or Eddie House. The heat have no such players, nor are any on the open market. Fisher, maybe, but why the heck would he pick up and move again?
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The Lakers OTOH, uniquely talented or physically differentiated players that fall in line with the system. Teams around the league would kill for a line up of Ron, Lamar, and Bynum as their 3 next best players.
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And watching the actions of DwaBrosh they still look VERY immature. I don't respect them they way I can respect but hate the Celtics Big 3. too much going on beside basketball for them. Sure, LA's not exactly the place for anyone to just focus on basketball, but the lakers have been remarkably focused since 2007. I don't see the same happening for the heat.

The Big 3 in Miami....

LOL...that's all they have in Miami...Big 3 and Beasley and Chalmers...

That's really a scary roster...I guess the Big 3 will all be playing 48 mins every game...

- Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin argues that Bryant's strong public support for Fisher serves as another example of his insatiable desire to win.


OR COULD IT BE THAT DEPARTURE OF DFISH WILL EXPOSE KOBE'S LACK OF LEADERSHIP SO HE NEEDS DFISH MORE THAN DFISH NEEDS KOBE?

CURIOUS HERE...

IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO VERY ICESTOUS!

This is why the ESPN show is 1 hour long...They need 30 mins to analyze the ring count three years from now...

Present:

Wade-Bosh-James = 1 ring

Kobe-Pau-Fisher =12 rings

Kobe-Pau-Bynum = 9 rings

Kobe alone = 5 rings

3 Years from now:

Wade-Bosh-James = 1 ring

Kobe-Pau-Fish = 14 rings

Kobe-Pau-Bynum = 15 rings

Kobe alone = 7 rings

They give access to team's facilities for the groupies...

Posted by: LEWSTRS | July 08, 2010 at 11:01 AM

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Correction:

They DON'T give access to team's facilities for the groupies...

I guess Lebrick is never going on Rome's show again.

"...watching the actions of DwaBrosh they still look VERY immature. I don't respect them they way I can respect but hate the Celtics Big 3."-#4

I agree. But if the Heat can get some veteran presence on that team; guys like Haslem, Kurt Thomas, and yes, Derek Fisher are still out there. You mix some experienced veterans on that team with their big 3, they will be a big time competitor for the championship.

My personal opinion is that Bosh is a little too raw right now. Bosh will need a year or 2 of good championship level playoff experience. I'm thinking that the Celtics will knock them out in the East. Especially if Perkins is back to full health.

Go Lakers!

With all these signings of MLE's and multi year contract to nobodies, Fisher will insist that he has more value than these non achievers and taking his age into perspective as well. I think Mitch has to raise the ante to 9M for two years. It is the prevalent contract explosion this year that drove all salaries on a haywire and who will pay for this except the fans.

During the Championship parade, I have talked to many Laker fans on the streets, many of them have not seen a game at the Staples. The last time they saw a regular game was at the Forum, or during preseason games of Shaq & Foxy. Frankly, the fan base could not afford the tickets at the General Admission seats and there are only few remaining too, because the dealers like vip, stub hubs, ticket master have cornered the market. Therefore, what is the say of the fans here on these players salary explosions especially here in the South land where unemployment is hovering 12%, and around 25% of them are underemployed or living on unemployment checks. Nobody cares of such situation, owners and GM's are rolling the dice free wheeling are targeting the affluent market, don't care at the majority of the fans. If the NBA contract bubble bursts, perhaps they would ask stimulus rescue from Obama. With this shaky economy, Las Vegas economy is in great danger of belly hopping one of these days. Anyway, make our day give the barn to all these players wherein only a handful of people control the money of a nation.

HOW SWEET IT IS..


BRINT IT ON!!! You are swesome Mamba24.


The beast in the EAST (New Superteam of Lebron/Wade/Bosh) meets the best in the WEST (NBA CHAMPIONS LAKERS)!!! As a Lakerfan, this is an oppurtunity, a dream come true to show the world we can beat anybody, a true group of champions.. WE ARE THE LAKERS! I'll take it!

Bryant also endorsed Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw as a worthy candidate to succeed Phil Jackson as head coach should Jackson stick to his statement that 2010-11 would be his "last stand." Said Bryant: "I've known Brian since I was like 10 and I beat him in a shooting game. I've seen him grow and continue to learn. It helps that he's coaching under Phil. It seems as he should be the likely candidate [to take over]. I would love to see Brian coach."

Well there it is...an endorsement for Shaw from Kobe when PJ retires after this coming season...

I'm sure Raja Bell would've been happy to hop aboard the Lakers bandwagon, but he'll get close to the MLE from some team. A career of earning somewhere between the vet's minimum and the MLE aren't going to lead a dude to taking less just to chase a ring. The 1.7mil the Lakers can offer just are gonna cut it when some squad will cough up around 4mil or more.

Money is a big issue for dudes that were never Max-Contract type players.

Just ask D Fish.

It's weird.


But this LeBron one hour special highlighting the excesses of celebrity narcissism and exhibitionism has got my adrenaline pumping! I want him to show off as much as possible so that when we beat him down next season we can publically humiliate him and teach him and the world a lesson on what it REALLY means to be a Champion.


LeBron needs to be humbled because what he is doing is a terrible example to young people. He's teaching people the wrong lesson.


We're teaching them the right lesson.


What do we play for? RINGS!!! (NOT ONE HOUR SPECIALS!!! RINGS!!!)


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


GO LAKERS!!!

LeBron's a doucebag.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!!

LeBron's a doucebag.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!!

I just heard that the Lebron special has been moved back an hour because Derek Fisher has decided to do his own special tonight and since he has five more rings than Lebron he had first priority.

More Twittergrams:

darrenrovell1: Puppet LeBron airing his own "Decision" on Nickelodeon tonight (via @shelnino)

chokenojoke: Somebody tell Lebron if he wanna be like Mike he gotta be like Kobe first.

lcoonline: LeBron James and his mom may be getting sued by his possible biological father. Find out why - http://bit.ly/bJTOCg

Damn, this is fun.

LOL @ Mike G-Man

The free agent dominoes are starting to fall fast....finally.

Hope that Fisher signs soon.

"BACK TO THE PRINCESS JIMMY'S FUTURE!!!!!!"

OK, So I Jumped in the "Hot Tub Time Machine" and it Broke Down Immediately.

Being Resourceful, I contacted our friends "Mister Peabody and his boy Sherman" to ask their permission to use the WABAC (pronounced "Wayback"), a More Reliable Time Machine.

I need the WABAC to Research the History of Princess Jimmy's RiverDancing. And here it is:

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YOUNG PRINCESS JIMMY

As a young kid, Princess Jimmy dreamed of being a Star and would stand for hours in front of the mirror practicing his moves and mentally fondling himself.

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YOUNG PRINCESS JIMMY FOOTAGE

Here's some footage from, as My Cousin Vinny would put it, " His Yute" (Appropriately, He's Singing Beyonce's "Put a Ring On It"): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSo2HVmCUwo

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YOUNG PRINCESS JIMMY (CONT.)

While growing up he realized that he had some basketball skills to supplement his dance troupe dreams. But he didn't even dream of joining the NBA until he watched his NBA Idols performing the RiverDance (Vlade Divac & Chris Webber-Bread) for the Sacramento Queens in 2000.

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PRINCESS JIMMY DISCOVERS THE "RIVERDANCE"

Unfortunately, I didn't stop the WABAC on a date when Vlade & Chris were performing their infamous RiverDance. But I did find an article about their performance for an NBA TV Ad.

Here's the article: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/stories/2000/02/21/newscolumn1.html

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NBA PRINCESS JIMMY

Now We're All Familiar With Princess Jimmy's Infamous "NBA Game Time Chicago RiverDance" that even got Joakim Noah Howling. But it's worth reviewing to compare to my final stop, The Future.

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NBA PRINCESS JIMMY FOOTAGE

For those who missed it, here's some footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5DzoRnu3jA

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FUTURE PRINCESS JIMMY

I'll set the Scene for my WABAC Time Machine Stop destination into the Future to Princess Jimmy's Retirement.

Princess Jimmy had his Long Awaited 1 Hour Special, "THE PRINCESS JIMMY LOTTERY HOUR", and announced he was taking his show on the road to South Beach.

His reason was supposedly to team up with his friends, D-Wade and CB4, but he soon discovered Salsa (the Dance & the Food).

Then Charles Barkley visited him one warm Miami night and introduced him to the wonders of Deep Fried Cuban Churros.

Shortly thereafter he was visited by The Ghost of Oliver Miller who introduced him to Deep Fried Plantains.

And Finally, Whaquille O'Neal sent him Masitas de Puerco Fritas (Tender Fried Pork Rinds) and Princess Jimmy was hooked.

It didn't take too long thereafter for Princess Jimmy's knees to go from all that excess weight. He didn't realize that his game, unlike Barkley, Miller and Whaquille, couldn't handle the excess weight.

Princess Jimmy was soon forced into early retirement. His last words were "Please Don't Hate Me Cause I'm Me". He never got his Ring, but he maintained his passion for dancing.

He moved to Hollywood and Danced the Streets Hoping to be Discovered...

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FOOTAGE FROM PRINCESS JIMMY'S FUTURE

This footage was taken of Princess Jimmy's life in the future, Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkv58vFDVbo

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HERE'S TO THE "KING WITH NO RING"! HERE'S TO PRINCESS JIMMY!
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT SQUARED!!!!!!

>>>Javaris Crittenton isn't on the summer league roster because he's recovering
>>>from foot surgery.

Ahhh, so there's still a chance that the Critter could be on the pre-season roster.

nice.

First, the VETERAN BIG THREE (KG/Pierce/Allen), now SUPER BIG THREE (James/Wade/Bosh)!!! What's next after the Lakers beat them up again? The East is running out of ideas!!!

We've beat a veteran Big 3....I'm pretty sure we can beat an immature Big 3.

I don't think the immature big 3 has the defense to beat the Defending, Reigning, Vindicated, and Validated Champs.

>>>CURIOUS IF HEAT GET LBJ THEN DOES IT MEAN KOBE HAS WON HIS
>>>LAST TITLE WITH THE LAKERS?

Hey, has Mike T started posting again under another name? Or possibly KL Beast?

Like when those guys predicted that Kobe would never win a championship without Shaq... or when Mike T predicted that the Celtics would beat the Lakers in the finals.

BRINT IT ON!!! You are swesome Mamba24.Posted by: Staples 24 | July 08, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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Yes and I suppose you think saying that entitles you to more than one Princess Jimmy DVD. Lol. No, No, NO! I told you all only one Princess Jimmy DVD per customer! LMAO!!
Seriously, Staples 24, Thanks Brother.
Mamba24/Larry

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MM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There has been a LOT of foul language on here lately, not to mention a certain monkey troll getting away with some disgusting inuendo. Just thought you'd want to know.


#4,

>>>However, when you move on from there, while Bosh is a very very good
>>>player, the heat have no money to pay anyone after that.

Actually, after they sign Wade & Bosh, they still have 12 million in free cap space.

It's only if they sign all 3 (Wade, Bosh, and LeBron) that they're out of cash.

#4,

>>>However, when you move on from there, while Bosh is a very very good
>>>player, the heat have no money to pay anyone after that.

Actually, after they sign Wade & Bosh, they still have 12 million in free cap space.

It's only if they sign all 3 (Wade, Bosh, and LeBron) that they're out of cash.

Kwame's meeting with the Kelts today! ROFLMAO!

His new nickname can be Blarney-Stone Hands.

Hey Red's Love Child et al, there's gonna be a new blogger on your sites with an irrational admiration of calves and the like. Just don't make any sudden moves around him, and you'll all be fine.

Another BLIP on the radar screen:

Jermaine O'Neal has agreed to terms on a deal with the Celtics.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=Aqx59tdC5_BYzHTe2lb5F9C8vLYF?slug=ys-onealceltics070810

A lot like Snaquille O'Meal in the 4th quarter... useless.


DBDH!

Forgive me, an outsider for chiming in here, but it really, really bothers me that the lakers value Steve "no rings" Blake TWICE as much as they value Derek "5 rings" Fisher. Even if the deal gets done, it is terrible to me, not a lakers fan, to see Fisher treated this way. If he wants two years and 5 mill per - give it to him, it's a bargain. Pierce and Allen both took discounts for the shot at another title, but to tell this guy to take a 50% pay cut is just not right. I wish Fisher well in his quest, and if he chooses another team (which I highly doubt) you have no one to blame but Buss and Kupchak.

btw - not that it puts us over the top, but the Celtics just signed Jermaine O'Neal to a 2 year deal. He will be okay until Perkins gets back, then will be a great 6th man. We look forward to meeting you again next year - the rubber match!!

FOOTAGE FROM PRINCESS JIMMY'S FUTURE This footage was taken of Princess Jimmy's life in the future, Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkv58vFDVboPosted by: Marc B (With a 'C') | July 08, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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Marc B, you have offended Princess Jimmy and you have offended The Shaolin Temple you must pay sir! LMAO!! I think we should put that clip on the Princess Jimmy DVD also.OH SWEET JESUS!! You are beginning in great form today sir!
Mamba24/Larry

LBJ reminds me of the dude in cartoons that blows on his thumb and gets all inflated or buff or whatever. All hot air. Another summer "Gone Fishing" for him, I guess.

DBDH!

This should be the theme song of LeBron's big show tonight (and no, it's not Rick Astley):

http://tinyurl.com/l6nlsg

IT will take more than a SUPER BIG THREE from the MIAMI HEAT to defeat the Lakers BIG FIVE.


A SUPER BIG THREE is not enough, they need to have a (Howard/Bosh/James/Wade/Cp3 to beat the Lakers (Bynum/Gasol/Artest/Bryant/Odom)!


Jermaine O'Neal signed with the Keltics for MLE. Didn't work for Miami, but does give the Keltics one more big to beat their way back to the Eastern Conference Finals (and possibly to the NBA Finals).

Still an Old Team, But a Dangerous One.

I'm sure Mitch & Dr. Buss will focus on a backup for Drew & Pau after they re-sign Fish.

The Whole Laker Organization Wants This "Three Peat"!!!!!!
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT SQUARED!!!!!!

CURIOUS ARE THE LAKERS FAN WORRIED AND SCARED THAT LBJ IS HEADED TO HEAT?

to me excessive posts re: princess jimmy seems to be more of an indicator that lakers fans are indeed concerned and have self doubt about lakers chances against the heat with lbj, dwade and bosh

curious here, does empty vessel make more noise?

IT will take more than a SUPER BIG THREE from the MIAMI HEAT to defeat the Lakers BIG FIVE. A SUPER BIG THREE is not enough, they need to have a (Howard/Bosh/James/Wade/Cp3 to beat the Lakers (Bynum/Gasol/Artest/Bryant/Odom)!Posted by: Staples 24 | July 08, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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You had to do it didn't you Staples24? OK...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!
mamba24/larrY

Just saw a good article on Kobe's support of D-FFFIIISSSHHH. As I've said many times before if you're going to pay Blake 4 million a year (which I totally support) then how can you not pay D-Fish his 5? He took a pay cut from Utah to come to LA and all he has done in his three years has been to three straight finals. If he doesn't hit those big threes to beat Orlando in game four and take over the fourth quarter in game 3 against Boston or hit the rainmaker three in game 7 they might have two less titles. Each title for the Lakers makes Buss huge money and Fish has helped him win five. All time leader in playoff three pointers made and 3 point field goal percentage, and the emotional leader of the team needs his money. I don't care how he plays during the regular season becasue he ALWAYS comes up big when it matters in the playoffs, and that's all that matters for the Lakers and Laker fans. So man up Buss, you paid LO 9, Blake 4, so paying 5 for FIIISSSHH is a baragin. If you don't sign him, he will hitting backbreaking shots for Boston or Miami next year when they play LA in the finals and how wierd wiould that be.

@CURIOUS GEORGE "CURIOUS ARE THE LAKERS FAN WORRIED AND SCARED THAT LBJ IS HEADED TO HEAT?"

No Worries at all. We just find it funny that all this hoopla is being stirred up for someone who hasn't led his team to the ultimate goal, a championship. A One Hour "Look At Me" Fest is SOOOOOO NARCISSISTIC!!!!!!

We Say: "BRING IT ON!!!!!!"

TO QUOTE DOC HOLIDAY IN THE MOVIE 'TOMBSTONE': "YOU'RE A DAISY IF YOU DO."
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT SQUARED!!!!!!

I do not think Miami can beat the C"s Perkins/Wallace/Oneal/KG/Baby/Pierce/Allen/Rondo/Nate?


How will Bosh do with a frontline like this? He is so skinny and he is only 6 feet 10 inches? Bigs, defense wins in the playoffs not HYPE!


Lakers has Bynum/Gasol/Odom/Caracter it matches and betters Perkins/KG/Wallace/Baby!!!


Jermaine O'neal, in the <40 games he'll be healthy for, will have roughly the same impact as Shelden Williams and his 'roid head did. Good luck thinking he's your answer Kelts fans.

There's a good reason why he's near the top of the list of all-time-worst contracts. His contract was so bad, Joe Johnson looked at it and said that ish was just dumb.

He's been mostly useless everywhere after Indiana, what makes you think it'll be any different next year?

Mike Smrek signed for the MLE by the Lakers. One more big to go up against the Celtics.

DBDH!

Giant Green,

"Forgive me, an outsider for chiming in here, but it really, really bothers me that the lakers value Steve "no rings" Blake TWICE as much as they value Derek "5 rings" Fisher. Even if the deal gets done, it is terrible to me, not a lakers fan, to see Fisher treated this way. If he wants two years and 5 mill per - give it to him, it's a bargain. Pierce and Allen both took discounts for the shot at another title, but to tell this guy to take a 50% pay cut is just not right. I wish Fisher well in his quest, and if he chooses another team (which I highly doubt) you have no one to blame but Buss and Kupchak"

You are really a master of intrigue, Giant Green what your team couldn't win in the Finals, you'd like to hijack the fans thirst for Fish in the free agent season. lol!

Hey guys we got a new post up. It's official. The Lakers signed Steve Blake

MM

I remember we were clamoring for JO during the Dark Years for Odom + Bynum, it is good Larry Bird did not call for the trade. From the time on, JO went to Raftors, Heat and now Celtics. I was just wondering whether the Celtics are just accumulating players based on their past resume not on their present capabilities. They got Starbury until they get buried, got Nate until he became an unfortunate, got Sheed but on his last stroke of his career. Well, they won a title with old foggies like Sam Cassell, PJ Brown and James Posey, so they use this as formula of winning by going with faded players. It seems that the Celtic is gathering of old foggies at the twilight of their careers. It is like expecting an old tree to bear more fruits.

Posted by: Giant Green Bald Headed Lunatic | July 08, 2010 at 11:33 AM

its all a starting point for negotiation. You don't really pay for past glory....you can give fisher a cozy front office job after he retires for that.

I think the Lakers are right in starting there, as I also think Fish is right on getting other offers from contending teams for a little leverage. You start mutually amicable negotiations that way.

But if Buss doesn't want to pay a 36 year old guard 5 million a year (or 10 million a year effectively with the luxury tax) then I don't blame him. He really doesn't make alot of money in profit after paying these players.

Looks like the teams with very little money have started snapping up players before the teams with no money that don't get LeBron start overpspending -

Boston signed Jermaine O'Neal - 2 years for 12 million

Dallas signed Brendan Haywood - 6 years for 55 million

Another one - Nets sign Travis Outlaw - 5 years for 25 million

MikeG-man........LAMO..Fisher having priorty with his 5 rings......This blog has some very humorous dudes!!

Marc B (With a 'C') -

I think I like these Doc Holliday quotes from Tombstone better...

Remarks to LeBron from past and present Champions...

Kobe ~I'm your Huckleberry.~

MJ ~ It would appear that the strain was more than he could bear.~

Magic ~ It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.~

Wade ~ I don't know, there's just something about him. Something around the eyes. Reminds me of... Me. Nope, now I'm sure of it. I hate him.~

Artest ~ You're no daisy. You're no daisy at all!~

And LeBrons response: ~ Forgive me if I don't shake hands.~

There's actually one way that the show tonight could surprise and scare me.

If LeBron announces that he's going to Miami... AND that he, Bosh, and Wade will all be taking deals starting at 10 million per (or 12 million) instead of max to leave room to sign some role players.

So what if instead Wade and Bosh and 12 million in cap space, after the show tonight Miami has Wade and Bosh and LeBron AND 16 million in cap space!!!!

That would be pretty scary. That would give them enough to sign a couple of good 2nd or 3rd tier role-players and keep Chalmers and Beasley as bench players. There's a big difference between Wade+Bosh+LeBron+ almost nothing and Wade+Bosh+LeBron+Redick+Felton+Shaq+Beasley+a couple of minimum salary guys.

>>>Forgive me, an outsider for chiming in here, but it really, really bothers me
>>>that the lakers value Steve "no rings" Blake TWICE as much as they value
>>>Derek "5 rings" Fisher. Even if the deal gets done, it is terrible to me, not a
>>>lakers fan, to see Fisher treated this way.

Don't be a whiner.

Without Eddie House, the Celtics have ZERO titles in the last twenty years.

But you dumped him off like a sack of manure to get diminutive self-aggrandizing no-defense-playing Nate Robinson.

pot. kettle. nuff said.

And besides, the Lakers WILL sign Fish. They just haven't done the deal yet.

BREAKING NEWS!

Apple is releasing a new LeBron James iphone app. The only problem is that it only VIBRATES. Since it "doesn't have a RING!"

Is anyone else sick of hearing about LeBron? My God what an ego maniac in a league of ego maniacs! I hope he announces that he is going to the Heat. What a joke LeBron would be. First disrespecting his home state on national television and second having no confidence in himself by teaming up with Wade AND Bosh?! I seriously doubt they would win a title anyway. Tough to do with three big contracts and bunch of minimums.

Is anyone else sick of hearing about LeBron? My God what an ego maniac in a league of ego maniacs! I hope he announces that he is going to the Heat. What a joke LeBron would be. First disrespecting his home state on national television and second having no confidence in himself by teaming up with Wade AND Bosh?! I seriously doubt they would win a title anyway. Tough to do with three big contracts and bunch of minimums.

LT,


"There's a big difference between Wade+Bosh+LeBron+ almost nothing and Wade+Bosh+LeBron+Redick+Felton+Shaq+Beasley+a couple of minimum salary guys."


That will surprise me too. If it happens then they will have huge respect from the fans not just in Miami but around the NBA, including here in LA.


That being said, A SUPRPRSIE MEANING it probably won't happen.


I still believe James best option to win a ring is CHICAGO BULLS. Here he gets everything he wants, IT IS THE LOGICAL CHOICE!!! MONEY, BIG MARKET, MJ HEIR, CHAMPOIONSHIP NUCLEUS READY FOR DYNASTY if he chooses to join them..


James needs a couple of BIGS to win, a point guard star, some depth in the bench, Chicago has all this in place and a COACH who is a rookie but not a rookie in the BIGGEST STAGE FINALS, a defensive master mind.


Since it "doesn't have a RING!"

Posted by: LEWSTRS | July 08, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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LEWSTERS, that is excellent!!

Apple is releasing a new LeBron James iphone app. The only problem is that it only VIBRATES. Since it "doesn't have a RING!"Posted by: LEWSTRS | July 08, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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NOW THATS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!! GO lEWSTRS GO!
mamba24

Joakim Noah/Brad Miller
Carlos Boozer/Taj Gibson
Loul Deng/James Johnson
Lebron James/Flip Murray
Derrick Rose/Jannero Pargo


LBJ will be even harder to contain at Shooting Guard position. He will be fast, big and too strong for evey SG in the NBA... Noah, Boozer, Taj is better than Bosh. Rose and Deng carries more value than Wade by himself.


This Bulls team if Lebron chooses has a better match up for the C's and Lakers.


If I am Lebron I go to Chicago.

LeBron James announces that he will buy the Miami Heat, endorse the New York Knicks, marry two of the LA Clippers’ Spirit Dancers in a Utah ceremony in August, become Executive Vice President of Mining and Distribution for Polyus Gold (NJ Nets’ owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s gold empire) and play basketball part-time for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Read the FUNNY article here:

http://www.dailygoat.com/2010/07/lebron-james-gives-thanks-god-signing-10-year-100m-endorsement-deal-heaven/

LTLF - Eddie House????


THE reason we won the title in 2008 was Eddie House?

Thank you for making my day, that's the funniest thing I've heard this week. If the blogging thing doesn't work out, they are opening a new stand up comedy club in Burbank. See you there!!

WEAKNESSES BEING ADDRESS by the FINALS contenders!


Boston gears up for Bigs, because of BYNUM/GASOL. It showed Perkins/KG/Wallace not enough.


Lakers gears up with Blake's SHOOTING, because of Boston's dfense. It showed, Fisher and Artest shooting is not enough to duplicate again.


Even if Lebron goes to Bulls, it's till the 3rd best team in the NBA.

Even if Lebron/Wade/Bosh comes together in Miami with no salary cap space to sign FA upgrades only to 4th best team in the NBA.

Lakers 1, Celtics 2, Bulls 3 (with still 18M in salary cap space) Heat 4, Magic 5 , Thunder 6 !!!


I have a feeling Kwame Brown and Shaq will be in demand after all this hoopla free agency signing settles down. BIG BODIES that can defend Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum one-on-one will be important to a roster not named, Lakers, Celtics, Magic.


In the East, you have to go thru Dwight Howard, in the West you have to go thru Bynum/Gasol. Either way you will need BIGS with big BODY IF YOU WANT TO CONTEND!

I think Buss is doing quite well with his profits, and they will be paying for Fisher's current contributions, he's still clutch, didn't you see you the playoffs?

lewsters... good job on the SuV's


Now why do they say that" Lakers Top priority is to Sing Vet Guard Derek Fisher??" on this lakers blog??

because apperantly Steve Blake was important enought to get a deal but we held off on our OG point Guard??? apperantly not a top priority...

someone plz help me understand this...


BRING FISH BACK! no 3 PEAT WITHOU FISH!!!

MM, I'm confused. The title of this post is "Lakers make signing free agent Derek Fisher a priority", why did you post a picture of a monkey with a banana in its hand?

I'm sorry but I feel the DRAMA PUNK coming out & I must say this one Final time and this is it. Mari G... With all my heart and soul I Love you. I never have and never will Love anybody the way I love you. Just the thought of you brings Joy to my Soul. I thought I Knew what Love was before I met you, but it paled into insignificance the first time I met you. Thank you for being a part of my Life. Without you I'm NOTHING. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MY ONE TRUE LOVE!! ...............................
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THAT WAS MAMBA24 BEING A DRAMA PUNK. WE NOW RETURN YOU TO YOUR REGULAR POSTING


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