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Readers react to Ron Artest playing dodgeball

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Here are some of the best comments on Lakers forward Ron Artest playing dodgeball:

"If I'm on a Dodgeball team and I see Ron Ron show up to play on the opposite team I say 2 words....Hi! and Bye! As I hurl the Ball at him I also say nothing because the moment I throw it at him...I'm out the door. I'm not crazy, I just play crazy in commercials." - Mamba 24

"I would take Ron Ron on my flag football team as long as he could learn the passing routes." -- rdlee

"Ron Ron is a fool and this is just like him to do something like this LOL...but hey, al the talk about Ron Ron and nobody notice Gasol standing back there on the black team?" -- EastCoastJessie

"If Artest showed up to play for the other team, all I'd say would be 'dibs'." -- justanothermambafan

"Ron Artest: Man of the People. Gotta love it :-) The more we learn about him, the more we can see that he really is a softy. Family man: devoted husband and father. Mingling with the public. Spending $18,000 dollars of HIS OWN MONEY to buy courtside seats for fans he did NOT EVEN KNOW for a playoff game. Dropping by for dinner with the family of another Lakers fan he recently met. The photos with countless fans. The hours spent signing autographs. Ron is a genuinely 'Nice Guy' that deserves all the praise and accolades. It is definitely a 'feel good' story when nice things happen to good people. The biggest part of Ron Artest's tale of redemption may be tied to his Game 7 heroics and winning Championship #16 with the Lakers, but I suspect the inner-Ron has always been a kind and gentle soul. Kudos to the media for being on the (dodge)ball with this, and helping draw the curtain back on this side of Ron." -- Purple & Gold Reign

"I would pay good money to watch the Lakers and Celtics play a spirited game of dodgeball." -- Jon K.

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Ron Artest, who admitted in October that he'd begun seeing a psychologist back in his days with the Rockets, thanked his shrink after winning his first NBA championship with the Lakers. Credit: Lisa Blumenfeld / Getty Images.

 
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Yeah, and I was one of the loudest voices screaming that signing Thriller would be doom for the Lakers.


Boy, a person sure can be wrong sometimes.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

July 28th haikus for every Laker (except Luke, who won't play, and Shannon, who hasn't signed)

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Andrew Bynum

July 28th
puddle turns the big 2-6
Drew's health his present
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Sasha Vujacic

Twenty eleven
Yes, the year of the Machine
Out to prove his worth
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Matt Barnes

Off the court, cool, calm
Between the lines, fire burns
Matt Barnes destroys all
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Theo Ratliff

The mineral man
Degrees in manhood knowledge
Turns Socks into Beast
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Derrick Caracter

A top 10 talent
Every team said "No thanks" - twice
Out to prove them wrong
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Devin Ebanks

Ariza's look, yes
But has he Ariza's game?
Would be Lakers' dream
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Steve Blake

Unselfish gamer
The Triangle's perfect fit
The Bench Mob is back!

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Derek Fisher

Cajones of steel
His 5 rings silence critics
A true Laker great
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Ron Artest

Called "head-case", "tarnished"
From the ashes he arose
Now they call him "Champ"
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Lamar Odom

Who can do it all?
Who can cause match-up nightmares?
The Candyman can
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Pau Gasol

NBA, FIBA
A winner at all levels
Hall of Fame awaits
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Kobe Bryant

What else can he win?
Only one thing left to claim:
Greatest of all-time
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The 2010-2011 Lakers

Nothing left to prove
Dark forces unite on Heat
Stirs passion anew

Artest has been nothing but great for this organization!

@MAMBA24... With due respect, Larry, and I am sure Lewsters would agree, you are still the heart and soul of this blog. As for the bandwagons, it’s as if you were Kareem and Lewsters is a young Magic who is showing us all new tricks but appreciates and respect what you mean to this Lakers Blog. It’s a team, not a competition between bloggers. Don’t underestimate what you mean to us and don’t berate yourself for being human.
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TOM

Lakerblog got plenty of love and admiration for Lakertom.. who is this kobemvp guy all up lakertoms nutsacks tryin to tell us how to act?!

What a rookie movie!

Thanks Mamba24 for putting me again in the roll call.

RonRon does not play Dodgeball.

The ball plays Dodge-RonRon.

Please... Don't Blame Del Harris!

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The 2010-2011 Lakers

Nothing left to prove
Dark forces unite on Heat
Stirs passion anew

Posted by: puddle | July 28, 2010 at 12:41 PM
Puddle, I'm in tears....beautiful....

@PUDDLE... Happy Birthday! Wish I were only 28 with another lifetime of Lakers championships to enjoy.
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TOM

I think Jon K this Farside and Curious George are one in the same person. They have the same style, caps handle and acting a little devils on their posts. I believe he is also the same laker fan before, just a haunch only MM can attest the verification process. He just pitted Mamba24 against Lewstrs which is really unfair. Mamba 24 has been our institution in the blog and Lewstrs is our youthful blog bandwagoner who will inherit the fruits of Mamba24. There should be no competition between the two because both of them represent back2back achievement. Got to be more careful in blogging nowadays because the bloggers of today are smart azz as they can be. Never believe on what they post and for they are here to sow intrigue, attract attention and disrupt what has been working. Good day got to earn our daily bread.

I don't understand all this support for sasha.. The man has been mired in a deep shooting slump last 2 years.. There are no signs that will change other than being in a contract year.. Booohooo.. Get over him people.. Blake is a much better shooter and can play both the 1 and 2.

And lakertom I'm stickin to my guns on this.. He is a dead man walking. He better clear out his locker and catch the next train to perdition road!

Has this been linked yet? From Charlie Rosen:


"What, then, might conceivably happen in the championship series that virtually every NBA junkie is already anticipating? Barring further trades and/or free agent signings, the position-by-position matchups are incredibly intriguing.

POINT GUARDS

Even in his declining years, Derek Fisher’s savvy position defense won’t be abused by either Mario Chalmers or Carlos Arroyo, simply because Miami’s trigger-men will only be allowed to take left-over shots. At the same time, Fisher’s opportunistic offense comes down to his taking (and usually making) clutch shots. The wild card at this spot is Steve Blake, who has more personal defense at his command than any of the others, and also has slightly more offense.

Advantage: The Lakers by the slightest of margins.


SHOOTING GUARDS

Dwyane Wade versus Kobe Bryant represents the marquee confrontation.

On defense, Wade has the right combination of strength and quickness to force Kobe to work with all his might just to get good looks at the hoop. Kobe, meanwhile, has three inches on his foe which, combined with D-Wade’s erratic jumper, will allow him to play his man for the drive. Because of Bryant’s dynamic jump-shooting, this is a convenience not available to Wade.

However, the necessity to play all-out defense will take a considerable toll on both of these guys. But since Kobe represents L.A.’s primary point-maker, while Wade has two other explosive scorers on his side, Bryant’s playing time might have to be foreshortened.

In other positional matchups, Mike Miller’s slow-footed defense will get torched by Kobe. But Bryant’s penchant for abandoning his man and chasing the ball on defense, could easily provide Miller with plenty of open shots. Matt Barnes is capable of playing tough, relentless defense on Wade and also of nullifying Miller. At the other end of the court, Barnes is a runner and finisher who will leave Miller in his dust and also force Wade to bust his gut more than would be desirable for Miami. The Heat will profit enormously if Barnes continues his career-long habit of taking too many ill-advised treys.

Advantage: The Lakers because Kobe’s offense is at least two or three percentile points in advance of Wade’s, and because Barnes’ defense is far superior to Miller’s.

SMALL FORWARD


Bruises will be incurred and blood will flow when Ron Artest and LeBron James face off against each other. There’s no way that Artest’s ornery defense can neutralize LBJ, but James will have to hit his perimeter shots to keep Ron-Ron at arms’ length. The best Artest can hope for is to exhaust James, limit his own fouls, and prevent the Lakers from having to double LeBron on a regular basis. At the other end, Artest lacks the offensive chops to eat up LeBron’s above-average but overrated defense.

Barnes' aggressive, fast-handed defense will do little more than occasionally annoy LeBron.

James could make a travesty of any small-forward confrontation by developing a part of his game that has been dormant, i.e., his low-post offense. Just a 25-percent improvement in his back-to-the-basket moves will force the Lakers to two-time him on every touch, leaving LeBron able and willing to make judicious passes.

Advantage: Big one here for Miami.

POWER FORWARD

The starting matchup will pit Pau Gasol against Chris Bosh, neither of whom can effectively guard the other. In the end-games, though, it’ll be Lamar Odom versus Bosh, with the former’s defense being a tiny bit better than the latter’s.

For short stretches, Artest will also be sicced on Bosh with huge benefits accruing to L.A.. Udonis Haslem can just about put Odom’s offense in jail, but Gasol is too big and too long to be handcuffed in this particular scenario.

Advantage: Even

CENTER

Because of his size and length, Zydrunas Ilgauskas could easily stifle Andrew Bynum’s rather limited offensive moves in the low post. However, Bynum’s quickness will trump Z’s heavy sneakers on weakside cuts and speedy assaults on the glass. At the other end, Ilgauskas will be able to unload as many unobstructed mid-range jumpers as he cares to shoot — not to mention at least two put-backs per game while Bynum tries to figure out what he should be doing in defense of ball penetration.

Gasol’s ability to turn-face-and-do-whatever will destroy any defense that Ilguaskas or Jamaal Magoire can offer, while Haslem’ major shortcoming here is his abbreviated size. Magloire can bang Bynum around for a few minutes at a time, and judiciously use his fouls to soften up the youngster.

Joel Anthony has the verve and the hops to be bothersome, but he’s too vertically challenged to justify more than fleeting daylight. Even in his dotage, Theo Ratliff is still quick enough to harass the immobile Ilguaskas, to marginalize Magloire and Anthony, and to put a somewhat formidable road-block in front of the Lakers' basket. Juwan Howard’s inferior defense will make him an easy mark no matter where and when he plays.

Advantage: Lakers because of their length and versatility.

COACH

Phil Jackson has an eleven-ring edge on Erik Spoelstra and will out-adjust him before and during every game. However, in the likelihood that Miami loses three consecutive games during Spoelstra’s watch, look for Pat Riley to leap into the command seat. Then the sideline competition evens out, primarily because nobody can prepare a team for any given game any better than Riley.

Still, the psychological and emotional edge provided by PJ’s last tour should be decisive.

INTANGIBLES


The Heat have more at stake than the Lakers. LeBron, in particular, must win the championship to justify his entire career and The Decision.

But, the Lakers know exactly what it takes to win, while only D-Wade has the same kind of knowledge and experience in Miami.

Which team will be hungriest? Which will execute better? Which superstar will dominate clutch situations?

It could all come down to a showdown between Kobe and Wade.

PREDICTION

Game 7 will be won by the Lakers in triple-overtime after LeBron misses a critical free throw."
--Charlie Rosen


Wes

I think it would be a mistake to trade Sasha, who has a chance of being the team's best 3 point shooter next season. He was returning to form last season before he got injured.

But IF the front office wants to trade Sasha, they should wait until the February trade deadline. Who knows what will happen in the next 6 months? What if Sasha starts shooting over 40% from the 3 point line? What if both Bynum and Theo get injured, or if Blake gets hurt? Sasha's expiring contract (which will gain value as the deadline approaches) will give the Lakers some insurance, in case there are injuries, or certain players underperform. A superteam has formed in South Beach, and a threepeat is at stake here. This is not the time to be cutting costs at the expense of potential assets.

Wow, I finally got "published"...thanks MM. Next time warn me so I can use spell-check LOL

testing...testing...blog reader since 11/2006 and have recently had desires to begin posting. is there anyone out there?

So I was talking to a school chum last night about Vujacic and how i feel he was getting the short end of the stick with the Blake signing and the possible re-signing of Brown. I was telling him that for some reason i really like Vujacic, maybe it's his devilish good looks, i dont know, but i would've liked to see him succeed as a Laker. Perhaps consistent playing time could help him play better, but like i mentioned before, with the Blake and Brown signings i think he'll end up getting the same sporadic minutes he was getting last season. thus creating another year of inconsistency. what say you? ...just making conversation

DaRock

Edwin Gueco:

You wrote: t

I think Jon K this Farside and Curious George are one in the same person. They have the same style, caps handle and acting a little devils on their posts.

RESPONSE:

if you can call me devil then would it be fair if I called you an old, geezer, elder heathen? Eye for an Eye!!

calling FARSIDE devil, I say wash your mouth with soap you heathen..f if I am a devil then you are an old man, old chap, antique (which you called Dfish)

Nothing left to prove
Dark forces unite on Heat
Stirs passion anew
Posted by: puddle | July 28, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Puddle I'm very sorry, a lot of times I meant to say it but somehow forgot, but
this time, Yes, Yes, YES! I have to say it...OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!

MAMBA24

WES:

YOU wrote:

PREDICTION

Game 7 will be won by the Lakers in triple-overtime after LeBron misses a critical free throw."
--Charlie Rosen
Posted by: wes

response:

Is Charlie Rosen an absolute authority in predicting future? Is he your Guru?


Welcome DaRock,
How could you just read our nonsense all these years and not post? Nice to have you here but I'll warn you now...once you get on the LAT blog, there's no turning back :-)...you're one of us.

Game 7 will be won by the Lakers in triple-overtime after LeBron misses a critical free throw."
--Charlie Rosen

Worst. Ending. Ever. EVER.

That sounds more like not losing than it does winning. That was dumb conclusion. ENG 101, anyone? GACK!

How about after the ensuing FT miss, Kobe Bryany grabs the rebound and tosses it over his head into the backcourt as Miami's precious season ticks away along that Staples Center floor (a la Magic in 1991 WCF vs. Portland, LAL91 POR 90).

DBDH!

Apparently, I need to go back to ENG 101.

"...was a dumb conclusion..."

*FACEPALM*

DBDH!

LAKERTOM:

Please do us an honor and show these young whooper snappers and some elderly old geezers on how to compose, format a thought process that is easy to read and captivating Your followers: staples24, Magic Phil, Edwin Gueco, yellofevr, Ouuuuch, Kblitz, lewstrs, eastcoastjessi and others anxiously await a nice write on virtue of the Beast,

Did you know the Miami Heat is still basically the same team except for a few splash..

Replace Oneal with Ilgauskas (C)
Replace Richardson with James (SF)
Replace Beasely with Bosh (PF)

Resigned former Miami Heaters
Jamaal Mgloire
Udonis Haslem
James Jones
Dwayne Wade
Carlos Arroyo
Mario Chalmers

Added
Mike Miller
Juwan Howard

Drafted
Dexter Pittman
Jarvis Varnado


@PUDDLE... Happy Birthday! Wish I were only 28 with another lifetime of Lakers championships to enjoy. Posted by: LakerTom | July 28, 2010 at 01:08 PM
WTF! Damn I am a Dummy. Puddle Happy Birthday sorry my mind is a mess these days
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUDDLE - BANDWAGON
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(01) LAKERTOM - OWNER - Happy Birthday! Wish I were only 28 with another lifetime of Lakers championships to enjoy.
(02) MAMBA24 - DRIVER -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUDDLE. May you ive two see a 6 Time Laker 3-peat.! Enjoy your day!
(03) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - Happy birthday Puddle. You don't post nearly enough.
(04) #4

Posted by: Mamba24 | July 28, 2010 at 01:25 PM

@EASTCOASTJESSIE, Hey princess how are you? Nice comment at the top of the Thread! Lol!

Lakertruth

Respectfully disagree on sasha. Put down the pipe son.. Sasha aint gonna save us from miami.. So he hit 2 big FT and now he's back to shooting 40% from 3s.. Wishful thinking to the umpteenth degree..

May I remind u he has shot over 40% from 3s ONLY 1 SEASON out of 6.. In fact he's been so bad for so long the argument should be if that was a FLUKE YEAR or not

Sasha doesn't even have good shooting fundamentals.. He has a hurried release bad form, and no follow through.. All good shooters at least have balancedn fluid and consistent stroke.. U also need a calm disposition and sasha is just aggro out there


Thanks Mamba24 for putting me again in the roll call. Posted by: Adrian Palomar | July 28, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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Don't thank me, thank Justa, she made me do it. You know I think she's kind of sweet on you. :)
Mamba24

EastCoastJessie,

oooh, a response! thank you very much for the warm welcome. i was just thinking that same thing.

me in my head: "jeez, if i start posting on the LAT Lakers blog, i'm not gonna get any work done! But wait, i spend half my day reading it, thus not getting any work done anyway."

i figured i'd be more productive if i posted.

DaRock

Happy bday to all, 24 days later, and may your day still be filled with fireworks

Farside...uh, no. He's not my guru, should he be? I don't quite get what you're suggesting, unless maybe you're thinking that Charlie Rosen has a really good NY style bagel recipe, or a really good Montreal bagel recipe because that's the kind of guru I'm looking for right now --a bagel guru-- to help me get this bagel business up and runnng.


So...hmm.


Wes


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KEEP SASHA - BANDWAGON
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(01) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - OWNER - Someone add me to the Keep Sasha bandwagon or caravan or whatever's rolling out there these days. I think just for sinking those 2 critical FT's in Game 7 he deserves a shot to contribute to the 3-peat. Just for that. They were huge, pressure-filled FT's and the boy had nothing but ice water running through his veins. Cold. Calculating. Swish. Swish. Nothing but net. He's come a long way - he still has a frenetic dribbling style, but he seems to be much more in control on offense. With Blake - as opposed to Farmar - my guess is he'll be more confident as well. His defense has always been pesky and he's usually good for frustrating the opponents he ends up guarding. Really, who doesn't want to join his fan club? AND he provides eyebrow-taming moments. What's not to love?
(02) FAITH - DRIVER
(03) MAMBA24 - RIDING SHOTGUN - If only for the 2 Freethrows Keep them
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(05) SAMLL -

Posted by: Mamba24 | July 28, 2010 at 01:42 PM

Just when you thought there couldn't be another ESPN - LeBron James scandal, there is. Here's the headline:

ESPN abruptly dumps salacious LeBron James party story [Source: NBC Sports]

"If you were reading a rather provocative ESPN story about LeBron James partying at a Las Vegas night club, and now you're not, there's a reason for that. ESPN yanked the story off the Internets after only a few minutes of life. The piece by Arash Markazi, which actually appeared on ESPN's Los Angeles affiliate site, tells of a Roman banquet-style blowout following James' announcement of his move to Miami. As tell-all stories about a night with an NBA superstar go, this one was pretty tremendous."

http://bit.ly/b6aAsZ

Naturally, speculation is that James' personal posse of enablers pressured ESPN to spike the story.

LBJ and his enablers control the NBA and nearly all of the media, especially outlets like ESPN, which depend on broadcast rights which depends on the NBA's good graces to make boatloads of money airing games.

The Cavs enabled LBJ by allowing him to dictate who coached and how they coached, depriving the team of its championship aspirations. The Miami Heat are in danger of the same sorry destiny. Now LBJ's chief enabler, David Stern, who allowed the "King's" collusion with Wade and Bosh, and who looked the other way when Pat Riley and James met under false pretenses, is squelching Chris Paul's aspirations to choose his own destiny.

There are rules --- or more accurately, no rules -- for LeBron James, and then there are rules for everyone else. Now, today, another sorry example.

Because Stern runs the NBA like a mob boss, everyone fears him and does his bidding. Even his potentially union-busting lockout threats against the players union go unchallenged. He doesn't even need to fear the White House or Congress because Washington is so dysfunctional.

So, it looks like Stern's little pet has the upper hand over ESPN, even when caught red-handed, appearing to party it up like even the Rat Pack didn't do publicly in Las Vegas. The outrages will never end because clearly the "King" plays by no rules.

Dear Laker Fan of Machine, DaRock,

" i really like Vujacic, maybe it's his devilish good looks,"

Machine thank you very much for stating the obvious. Matt Barnes too ugly to be backup SG. Backup SG should be pretty like Machine.

Machine teepee fellow countryman, Dragic's house this morning, and find out about silly trade rumor on way home. Josh Powell now gone, and best friend Kobe desperately need Machine now more than ever for pre-game hugging. Trading away Machine same as trading away threepeat!

Sincerely,

Sasha V.

add me to the keep Sasha bandwagon, not because he's so outstanding, but in certan aspects you don't mess with chemistry,and he reminds me of a movie character...you definitely don't mess with the zohan!

No worries DaRock, we're glad to have another unproductive blogger with us. Trust me, I have many unproductive days, especially during the season. Things are pretty slow during the summer but we still get our blogging in.

Mamba24, I get my own birthday bandwagon? What a present! You're the best!

Love y'all! Go Lakers!

LAKERS BLOGGERS AWARD:

1. Award for best composition, format, proper usage of words - lakerTom

2. Cut and paste of stats award - Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuch

3. Usage of bombastic words /language - Edwin Gueco

mamba - Sahsa bandwagon,

As difficult as the decision is, I am going for keeping Sasha, mostly because of his most recent post. I mean, we never hear from Brown, so Sasha wins!

PRAY FOR BYNUM TO GET WELL - BANDWAGON
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(01) LAKERTOM - OWNER
(02) RDLEE - DRIVER Praying for Bynum and the surgeons!
(03) NEMAIA FALETOGO - RIDING SHOTGUN - With you on that partner
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(05) MR & MRS. LAKERMIKE - SPIRITUAL HEALERS - GOOD VIBRATIONS . . . Today is Bynum's knee surgery AND my WIFE'S birthday. She is a great, GREAT woman and has agreed to share some of her festive and life-giving energy from this special day to Andrew's body. Trust me ~ nothing but good coming from this surgery! (Special thanks to JUSTA for making wifey feel a part of the family here, and thus wooing such a gift from her!)
(06) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - SPECIAL HEALING ASSISTANT
(07) MAMBA24 - Get well soon Andrew we need you & THE BEAST!

Posted by: Mamba24 | July 28, 2010 at 10:01 AM

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Please add me to the bandwagon. JustaLakerFan...the original Justa

Hell yeah keep Sasha. 2 words: splash splash

2 more words: eye brows

and happy birthday to puddle

hey tweetfreak44, i found http://sportscomplainer.com/twitter . what u find. get me back . bye

@YELLOFEVER... It’s not Sasha vs. Steve. Everybody agrees Steve is a keeper. It’s whether you would give up Sasha and keep Brown to save some money. Even steven, you keep Sasha because he is better than Brown for our needs. Throw in the money and maybe the pendulum swings towards Brown. I hope not but if we could cut the #1o player in the rotation and save $5-10M, then Sasha may be gone and Brown back. Either way, we still need a fifth guard on the roster so maybe we end up keeping both at least for now.
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TOM

Thank for the post Rick, I was reading that too.

Pretty soon the headlines will read: [THE RISE OF THE MIAMI HEAT; THE FALL OF LEBRON JAMES]

I think we should just sign Shannon and not wait to trade Sasha. We can always trade Sasha at the trading deadline when other teams out of contention will want to dump players. We could get a very good player and other team get expiring contract.

Here's a really sexy picture of some plump, NY style bagels, btw. Please, no one under 18!


http://s660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/wesjoenixon/?action=view&current=bagelscatstrees054.jpg


Wes


Rick Friedman,


That article from ESPN doesn't surprise me, but it does make me sick that they took it down.


Like I said, my best friend in Ohio managed a club where LeBron threw his birthday party. LeBron was a complete creep surrounded by hoodrats enabling him. My friend literally threw him out of his own party when he began allowing strippers he hired for the party to begin damaging the property and became incensed when my friend told him to get his crowd under control.


LeBron is a petulent, spoiled narcissist.


This does not end well.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

@MAMBA... Please add me to the Keep Sasha Bandwagon. Thanks.
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TOM

I too say a prayer for Andrew's knee surgery and may God guide the hands of his surgeon.

Wes

Are you really gonna be peddling bagels?
Unleash the DrewSol!

THANK GOD FOR BIRTHDAYS!!! (especially on slow news days). . .

1. Wow! Thanks to all for waaaaay more than I would have imagined. So many nice greetings to my wife. Should go a long ways in buying me much more time in the future tapping away here on the keyboard with you all! Thanks again.

2. Happy B-Day Puddles! You help make up the brightest shining collection of blog contributors who just so happen to be girls! (And yes, JUSTA, you are funny!).

Mike

Lewstrs...........Maybe we need a WELCOME to the Lakers Bus for Barnes, Blake and Ratlif. Let them know we're behind them when they roll into Staple's Center!

Posted by: NewMexicoLakerLifer | July 27, 2010 at 03:13 PM

WELCOME TO THE LAKERS BUS

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BLAKE - BARNES - RATLIFF - CARACTER - EBANKS...


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Don't Blame Del Harris!

MAMBA24 is the CEO of Bandwagons...I'm just at his disposal...No vote needed...

Trade Sasha just to re-sign Brown? Ridiculous!
As Tim-4-Show said, we're not the Clippers. We're the 16x champs Lakers! I'm expecting Mitch to keep both.

lewstrs, can I be a hubcap on that stretch bentley? welcome to every new Laker!

Noah,

Yep. It was either this or go back to graduate school, and I don't have the time, money or desire to get anywhere near a graduate program. I'm doing New York and Montreal styles--which most bagel shops have actually incorporated into one bagel. Most shops like Einstein's make a NY sized and shaped bagel, with some of the Montreal ingreedients like sugar, eggs, oil or stuff to make it a bit more sweet.

I'm doiing what I have never seen any bagel shop do--I'm offering these two major bagel schools, NY and Montreal, side by side, for the pleasure and education of the customer.

And the idea is that a Montreal is smaller and sweeter, a bit more dense with a larger hole, while NY is larger, much chewier with a fluffy inside and crispy/chewy/salty exterior.

I'm not ready to open, but in a couple of weeks I can.

WEs

@ Lew,

I am requesting a seat change on the welcome bus, sir. May I please be strapped to the front grill? That way I know I will be the first one there to greet the new guys!

DBDH!

Wes

I hope the people where you live love bagels as much as you do. Seems like a recession proof product. And how could a graduate degree stand up to crispy/chewy/salty?

Rick Friedman,


http://img821.imageshack.us/f/bloglebronespn.jpg/


I felt sick just reading the article. Man, our society is in decay.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

Noah,

Yep. I'm going to eventually stuff some of these bagels with things like tri-tip, pulled pork and roast beef and sell them as fresh hot wraps. We'll be doing a really nice bageldog with cheddar cheese, too. I'm in the midwest, so there are not a lot of bagel shops or bagel knowledge. Fresh territory.

Wes

They're already doing major spin-control on ESPN's "gaffe." Response articles are being "pulled," as ESPN has supposedly been "kindly" sending out lawyer letters to everyone from the New York Times on down to local bloggers. (Or so I was informed of by my own entertainment attorney, who should know as he's privy to most of that sort of thing here in Hollywood.)

Wes - you're killin' me. I'm gettin' so hungry just reading about it.

wes:

you wrote: bagels with things like tri-tip, pulled pork and roast beef

response: what about with lox, red onion and creme cheese..

nevaha heard of bagles with tri-tip, pulled pork and roast beef, must be the mid west thang!

Farside,

No, you're right. I'll definately have those things for the bagel toppings. The other things are more like hot pockets or empanadas made from chewiy crispy bagel dough stuffed with different meats that you can carry to football games or wherever. I hope and pray to tap into this HUGE Notre Dame football crowd that takes over South Bend for 5 months a year. And they're big meat eaters.

Wes

wes:

Hope you sell sell sell and best of luck in your endeavor!!

Jon K:

you wrote: I felt sick just reading the article. Man, our society is in decay.

response: why do you focus on things that make you sick and yuo do have thr options not to, true?, our society never learns.

Wes - we need a bandwagon to drive out and get some bagels from you when you open. Will you have an official purple & gold bagel? (Man, you can tell I haven't had lunch.)

Since Mamba24 is ignoring me today, I hereby declare my participation in the following bandwagons:

Get Well AB17
Keep Sasha
Happy Birthday Mrs Laker Mike
Happy Birthday Puddle

Mamba24 keeps moving my name down on Roll Call to the point where it'll probably just fall off the list altogether, but I'm not going anywhere. It's a beautiful day in LA.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS. LAKER MIKE – BANDWAGON
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(01) LAKER MIKE – OWNER - It would mean something special to wifey if I could include B-day greetings from you to her! She knows about you three due to my frequent comments to her about you. I have collected kind words from JUSTA, LEWSTRS and EDWIN, deciding to print them and include them in her card. So, PLEASE? (Thanks!)
(02) LEWSTRS – DRIVER - Happy Birthday to Mrs. Laker Mike...Hope you both share a wonderful and special day...
(03) EDWIN GUECO – RIDING SHOTGUN - Be a good boy today Laker Mike, it is not your day but it's Mrs. Wash the dishes, do the laundry, clean the house, prepare all hot meals and avoid spending too much time blogging. Attention should revolve only to the Lady celebrating her natal day.
(04) # 4
(05) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – Happy Birthday Mrs. LakerMike anything to make another Real Laker Girl feel welcome! Hope you guys have a great day!
(06) MAMBA24 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS. LAKER Mike & may more happy returns.
(07) LONGTIMELAKERLOVER - Oh, and happy birthday Mrs. Laker Mike!
(08) NEMAIA FALETOGO - I don't know if you're a spiritual man or not, but thank God for blessing her with another year of life and I wish her many, many more to come. Keep your woman happy by making everday seem like her birthday!!! Happy B-Day Mrs. LakerMike!!!
(09) LAKERTOM - Please add me to Mrs. LakerMike’s Birthday Bandwagon. Every great Lakers fan needs a the support of a great woman to become the better person and blogger that they are. Happy Birthday, Mrs. LakerMike for Mr. and Mrs. LakerTom. And may all your birthday wishes come true. I know Mike has had his eye on some very expensive birthday gifts but I don’t want to spoil the surprise coming tonight.
(10) JON K - Mrs. LakerMike, You've married a good man who I hope loves you as much as he loves the Los Angeles Lakers. Considering that LakerMike has proven that he has the good sense to love the best team in sports, I'm assuming that he also has equally good taste in women. Birthdays are those special days when we celebrate the joy and bounty of life itself. I am assuming that you are AWESOME and thus have a lot to celebrate. So, Happy Birthday! I hope you are experiencing all the wonder that life provides you and that you deserve to celebrate.
(11) MAGIC PHIL - Happy Birth Day MRS. LAKER MIKE!!
(12) 63 FOOTER – Add me to the Bandwagons
(13) D(EREK) J(ETER)
(14) NEWMEXICOLAKERLIFER - Please put me on the Happy Birthday Mrs. Laker Mike Bandwagon


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PRAY FOR BYNUM TO GET WELL - BANDWAGON
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(01) LAKERTOM - OWNER
(02) RDLEE - DRIVER Praying for Bynum and the surgeons!
(03) NEMAIA FALETOGO - RIDING SHOTGUN - With you on that partner
(04) #4
(05) MR & MRS. LAKERMIKE - SPIRITUAL HEALERS - GOOD VIBRATIONS . . . Today is Bynum's knee surgery AND my WIFE'S birthday. She is a great, GREAT woman and has agreed to share some of her festive and life-giving energy from this special day to Andrew's body. Trust me ~ nothing but good coming from this surgery! (Special thanks to JUSTA for making wifey feel a part of the family here, and thus wooing such a gift from her!)
(06) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - SPECIAL HEALING ASSISTANT
(07) MAMBA24 - Get well soon Andrew we need you & THE BEAST!
(08) LOBGTIMELAKERLOVER - Drew's gonna be just fine. It was a few foreign bodies, nothing huge. If he was able to play through the finals and be effective, then it's not a huge stretch to believe he'll heal up great. Also, if this was a big operation, then I have to believe the organization would push for a more expedient date, vs this late date.
09) RAIDERSLAKER1980 - Since I'm at work, I'll take a shot of water and yell cheers to a healthy AB17, would love to see his career take off as a realible, healthy anchoring center..so down goes my shot of water CHEERS .
(10) DON’T BLAME DEL HARRIS - Maybe AB could get Elden Campbell's cadaver parts for his knee surgery. After all, Big E was such a stiff! I remember we used to say "Dead Man Walking" whenever the Lake Show ran the break.
(11) LEWSTRS - I've always been in AB's corner, and I hope his surgery goes well today...Small minuscus tears are usually just a basic procedure these days...AB please heal fast, and let's show all your doubters what you can do in a full healthy season...
(12) MAGIC PHIL - Put me in the PRAY FOR BYNUM TO GET WELL – BANDWAGON
(13) ART-FL LAKERS FAN - Even the Bynum bashers and those who wanted to trade him likely wish him a speedy recovery as they too are Laker fans first. After all, he's worth more in a trade if he's healthy.
(14) 63- FOOTER – ADD ME TO THE BANDWAGONS
(15) SAMLL - I wish Bynum all the best in his surgery and get well soon, big guy!
(16) EDWIN GUECO - will not only wish Bynum to get well but to be the best as he can be. On his 5th year, he should be the beast that LakerTom has alluded too. Where is the beast on just being "well"? Being well is just continuation of being a mediocre Center who gets injured year in and year out while we, the fans keep on wishing him Get Well every season. At age 23 this should be a banner year Drew as the best among the beasts. Anything short of being the best, Kareem failed as an astute teacher.
(17) D(EREK) J(ETER)
(18) NEWMEXICOLAKERLIFER - Please put me on The Andrew Bynum get well bandwagon
(19) JUSTALAKERFAN - I too say a prayer for Andrew's knee surgery and may God guide the hands of his surgeon.
(20)
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KEEP SASHA - BANDWAGON
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(01) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - OWNER - Someone add me to the Keep Sasha bandwagon or caravan or whatever's rolling out there these days. I think just for sinking those 2 critical FT's in Game 7 he deserves a shot to contribute to the 3-peat. Just for that. They were huge, pressure-filled FT's and the boy had nothing but ice water running through his veins. Cold. Calculating. Swish. Swish. Nothing but net. He's come a long way - he still has a frenetic dribbling style, but he seems to be much more in control on offense. With Blake - as opposed to Farmar - my guess is he'll be more confident as well. His defense has always been pesky and he's usually good for frustrating the opponents he ends up guarding. Really, who doesn't want to join his fan club? AND he provides eyebrow-taming moments. What's not to love?
(02) FAITH - DRIVER
(03) MAMBA24 - RIDING SHOTGUN - If only for the 2 Freethrows Keep them
(04) #4
(05) SAMLL -
(06) NOAH - HELL YEAH KEEP SASHA
(07) LAKERTOM - Please add me to the Keep Sasha Bandwagon. Thanks.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUDDLE - BANDWAGON
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(01) LAKERTOM - OWNER - Happy Birthday! Wish I were only 28 with another lifetime of Lakers championships to enjoy.
(02) MAMBA24 - DRIVER -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUDDLE. May you ive two see a 6 Time Laker 3-peat.! Enjoy your day!
(03) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - Happy birthday Puddle. You don't post nearly enough.
(04) #4
(05) LAKERMIKE - Happy B-Day Puddles! You help make up the brightest shining collection of blog contributors who just so happen to be girls! (And yes, JUSTA, you are funny!).
(06) NOAH - and happy birthday to puddle

63 footer...

Maybe some purple onion slices on a melted cheddar cheese bagel. Purple and gold. That would be sweet, to have a Lakers bagel.

Wes

Farside,

I'd better sell. My GF goes to London to teach for 3.5 months, and I'll be paying all the bills myself. I either make more money that I do now, or I can goodbye to my Olde English and spicy pork rinds habbit.


Wes

@Puddle, I don't know exactly how to ask this but you remind me of someone that sent me an Email once upon a time. Might you be that person. If I'm wrong forgive me. If I'm right don't worry I won't blow your cover.

Wes - I'm sold on the purple & gold bagel! Fed Ex me a dozen (and my son, who's got a cold, says he wants some too) ASAP.

Good luck with it!

Sorry, one last bagel reference and I'm done. This one came from my son when discussing the Purple & Gold bagel. He thinks we should start the chant: "Eat LA! Eat LA!"

FARSIDE,


"why do you focus on things that make you sick and yuo do have thr options not to, true?,"


You make an interesting point. I guess the reason why I sometimes focus on things that make me sick is that I have an inherent masculine desire to "fix" things and believe in the maxim that "Evil occurs when good men do nothing."


However, wisdom is recognizing what is within your power to change and what is NOT within your power to change.


My wisdom, in that regards, is imperfect, so sometimes I do find myself focusing on things I'd like to fix, but lack the power to actually fix.


I hope that answers your question.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

All this talk about Miami has gotta be really pissing off.........The Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls. Keep it coming. I dont see the Kobe-Lebron Finals ever happening.


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