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Caught in the Web: Links to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction

Below is a video of Jerry Buss' Hall of Fame induction speech.

Ball Don't Lie's Dan Devine has all the notes from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

-- The Daily News' Tom Hoffarth explains how Lakers owner Jerry Buss transformed the Lakers.

-- NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper credits this year's Hall of Fame inductees for accentuating the positive.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky has a transcript of Buss' speech.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin credits Buss' humility.

-- Sports Illustrated's Joe Posnanski argues no one could top the 1992 Dream Team.

Below is a speech from the 1992 Dream Team

Below is a speech from the 1960 U.S. Olympic team

Below is a red carpet interview with Magic Johnson

Jerry West and Bob Boozer joins NBA TV on set

-- Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark credits Mitch Kupchak's work this offseason.

Tweet of the Day: "Buss on the best Lakers team in his time as the owner: "It’s hard to say, to tell you the truth, I think it may be the one coming up." about 18 hours " -- mcten (ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Dr. Buss was correct in naming all the great players, coaches, and managers that helped him create the great success of the Lakers organization. His use of new avenues for televised broadcasts was excellent. His "Showtime" entertainment philosophy, including the new Staples Center, helped make NBA games a center-piece of sports in the City of LA. Truly a NBA Hall of Fame owner. Great job Dr. Buss!" -- RedBluffPete

--Mark Medina

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hey, what's the big idea, starting a new thread before justa had a chance to post?

The lights are on, the coffee is brewing, the computer is warming up, and the blog is opened for business....

Good morning to all.....Our #1 fan is in the HOF and its especially a great day to be a Lakers fan!

Good morning to the Lakers blog crew. Congratulations to Jerry Buss and the 1992 USA Olympic team on being on the Hall of Fame. Have a great day everybody.

Hey Mark Medina,

I was reading this book entitled 'Pacific Rims' about the culture of basketball in the Philippines. Great read if you're a basketball aficionado. That country loves basketball more than the rest of the world loves soccer.

Anyways, the author was from New York. He was embedded with one of the professional teams for a season and planned to write objectively. However, after being so close to the organization, to the players, etc, he found himself rooting for the team by the end.

I was wondering, after all you've been a witness to, after 'celebrating' a championship with these guys, the highs, lows, etc., if you feel at least some rooting interest like this guy did. IMO, this is a very good organization. I'd admire them or at least respect them if I wasn't an Angeleno.

Pick up the book if you get a chance, its a rather interesting look at sports culture in a part of the world that isn't really known for it.

Keep up the good work,
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#4 - That's an interesting point. I think the bottom line is that reporters in general root for good stories and they also pull for good guys. It's not so much when you cover a team that you want a certain team to win but it certainly is easy to get swept in the excitement of something going on simply because it's a good story. That can ether be good or bad. I think we all get swept when there's a good story like the Lakers championship run and some of the perseverance they had to go through etc, etc. In a different way, reporters also get swept under that same adrenaline when things go wrong, and there's divisions in the locker room etc etc.

MM

Fatty....

"The lights are on, the coffee is brewing, the computer is warming up, and the blog is opened for business..."


That's a great opening line...it may become a classic.

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Mark...I think that's it. You get to know the people and their story. In any walk of life, you meet good, hard working people, and you tend to root for them.

Thanks for the reply,
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HALL OF FAME SPEECHES. . .

Just before The Dream Team took the stage at the end of the ceremony yesterday, Mrs. LakerMike said to me, "Every year we listen to these speeches and feel amazed at how humble and quality these people are. It is really amazing."

I nodded yes. Then I thought of Michael Jordan's speech last year and felt conflicted with her statement. But, BEFORE I could say anything she added, "Except for Michael Jordan's speech. That was different than the others."

Blog Think-Sync is wonderful... but Marriage Think-Sync is priceless!

Mike

MM - great videos, especially Dr. Buss and the Dream Team...

Well deserved all the inductees...

Great to see so much Laker influence in all of it...

Only thing...I wish Dr. Buss would of mentioned the great Chick Hearn...

Interesting. Caracter got a guaranteed contract. Yet, Ebanks didn't. IMO, this isn't because the Lakers don't think Ebanks is as valuable as Caracter. More likely, this is an example of how agents differ and the fact that Caracter had guaranteed offers overseas.
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT TO THE SECOND POWER!!!!!!

For all the great Laker teams we've had, I think Dr. Buss may be right: the current team may be the best Buss has ever had. I think it's fairly clear that the current team is more talented than the Kobe-Shaq era team, and the current team would match up very well with the Showtime Lakers.

As to be expected, Dr. Buss was truly gracious in his speech. I also thought Malone's speech was good because of his sincerity. It was interesting (but not surprising) that Magic spoke on behalf of the Dream Team. He did a great job mentioning each player on that team, even including the Laettner. Man, those practices and scrimmages must've been ultra-competitive.

Wow, it's been a slow day so far. Could we set the record for the fewest comments in a single-thread day?

"Wow, it's been a slow day so far. Could we set the record for the fewest comments in a single-thread day?

Posted by: EJK | August 14, 2010 at 01:18 PM"

It seems to be going that way....

Dr. Buss speech was AMAZING!!!!!
Magic os the Dream Team: AMAZING!!!!!!!!

We have the roster full but does anyone know who else has been invited to camp. Normal total is about 19-20 and cut down. Curious who the 5 or 6 other players got invite.

Good afternoon everyone! Hope your day is going well.

I saw a replay of the HOF ceremony, and I have to say I agree with Mrs. LakerMike. Most really did seem so humbled by being there, and sincere in their thanks. EXCEPT that punk MJ last year. That was the most disgraceful thing I've ever heard coming from a so-called great guy. Ugh. What a maroon. Glad he's getting fat and looks like crap lol!

Congrats to Dr. Buss and the Laker organization for being so well represented there. I really was disappointed by not seeing current players there in the crowd, or PJ either. Strange....

I loved Karl Malone's speech. I feel so bad that he didn't get a ring with us.

Did you guys notice Darth Stern not want to get up when Magic acknowledged him? Not quite sure what to make of that.

Ugh - is it October yet? Jeez.... back to the TiVo....

EJK,

Could be the slowest day ever. But the blog used to be less overcrowded. It seems after the championship there was a real bandwagon effect. I appreciate days like this where my comment is not number 266.

Speaking of appreciation . . . How blessed am I to have been an LA boy? I am very glad to have had the ability to brag about my hometown team and have the team back it up. I cannot even imagine what it must be like to live in a place where the team never gets to the finals. It would suck. We are blessed.

Speaking of blessings . . . just imagine (endure for benefit) how much this summer would suck if Boston won game seven. We'd be very down. What a difference a quarter makes. 4 pts. Glory. We are, again, very fortunate to have a band wagon with something to celebrate.

THHHHHhAAAAAAANNNNNKKKKSSSS LAKERS !!!

Wow from a 1,000+ post to less than a 100. I think you're right EJK.

I guess its quiet since PJ, Fish & Shannon, the other FA's and the rooks have all signed. Or maybe its because JB's HOF induction is over.

Not even a roll call, a bus or a bandwagon.

Nary a Lebron mocking, a troll sighting, tv, music or movie listing.

Zilch on the virtues cats and dogs or the worthiness of Canada/Canadians.

Zip on the GOAT, GLOAT, Shaq jersey retirement or AB or not to AB

Nada on blog contest/prizes, throat punching, virtual stalkers, virtual marriages.

To everything there is a season and time. And I guess this is the time to keep silent. (Ecclesiates) Have a great Saturday.

LRob - well - I did mock MJ, cats rule, throat punching is so last year and maybe today is the day to rest & rejuvenate.

I may be wrong, but I doubt it. I thought I was wrong once, but I wasn't. I may try to be wrong later, just to see what it feels like.

Have a great Saturday!

And if you haven't done so already - GO SEE INCEPTION!! Great movie!

Hi all, or for today, looks like maybe I should say, hi few.

Just stopped in to see what condition my condition was in.

Like a ghost town.

But what's this malarky?

Cat's rule?

On what planet?

Hurumph, maybe it'll be a better place tomorrow.

Good nite all, er, few.


I'm watching Dr. Buss speech for the 3rd time!
The guy is a fan...HOW AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
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Again and again...LONG LIVE DR BUSS!!!!!!!!!

@Mari G.,
There will be no personal 3-Peat, I guess you could say I got cold feet.
Or it could be due to what I see, You are now and will always be to me
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEING IN CREATION
I say that without any doubt or hesitation
I Love You Mari. That's All! Carry On!
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I may be wrong, but I doubt it. I thought I was wrong once, but I wasn't. I may try to be wrong later, just to see what it feels like.Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 14, 2010 at 03:56 PM
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DAMN!!! That was one hell of a line honey!...OUT FREAKIN STANDING MAM!

Hey Mamba24 - whatever happens, cold feet or not, I will always hope you're happy in your real life. On here, in our virtual blog-world, you are much loved and appreciated by everyone.


I know I'm not wrong about that.


I may be wrong, but I doubt it. I thought I was wrong once, but I wasn't. I may try to be wrong later, just to see what it feels like.
Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 14, 2010 at 03:56 PM

Sorry I don't really comprehend that word...I'll have to look it up and get back wit you.

Hey Mamba24 - whatever happens, cold feet or not, I will always hope you're happy in your real life. On here, in our virtual blog-world, you are much loved and appreciated by everyone. I know I'm not wrong about that. Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 14, 2010 at 06:19 PM
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GOD! That is so beautiful I think I'm going to cry! *sniff*, *sniff*. Much appreciated. It's been a hell of a 24 hours I'll tell you! On second thought, no I won't! Lol!. Looks like everybody is out getting on with their Real lives. I guess it's about time I did the same. I owe you a lot Justa, thanks for always having my back.

This has been one slow day....

You vicious people, you dare intrude upon Mamba24 in the depths of despair
OH SWEET JESUS! ROTFLMAO! I thoght I timed my ISH just right, then Justa pops up, then LRob, Then Fatty! lmao!

Fatty just downed his 2nd Martini....should he go for three?

Fatty just downed his 2nd Martini....should he go for three? Posted by: Fatty | August 14, 2010 at 06:33 PM
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Just don't take a damn percocet with it. By the way I just finished reading your space invaders story. Fatty that ISH was a masterpiece. I mean that thing literally had me howling. So yes I have to say it...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!

Time to sit down with the family and watch a movie...."Old Dawgs"

Better be good...

Good nite all...take care Mr Mamba sir.

Fatty just downed his 2nd Martini....should he go for three?

Posted by: Fatty | August 14, 2010 at 06:33 PM


In honor of this Lakers season...go for three!


I tried some of that Dr. Fatty's Lakerholics tonic in my sangria last night. Wow, what a ride! lol

I'm watching Old Dogs too LOL!

But I'm behind in the martini count.... dammit.

@JustAnotherMambaFan, If you are still there or if you read this later, did you ever watch either the Science Fiction shows, "Prey" - about the next step in human evolution or Brimstone - about a guy who was in Hell but Satan released him on the condition he bring back 13 souls who escaped. I just ran across them in my collection. If you watch either what did you think of them? If not, I'm going to watch them next week and will give you a review.

Oh this ISH just keeps getting better and better! Hey Lass how are you? Are we speaking? And Justa Marinis good, percocet...not so good!

Mamba,

I can feel your emotions through your musical selections. Hang in there and trust in God. I posted a few other songs that made me think of what you're dealing with.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTtL4WFnH0c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RMVZKNiqGg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FT5QF4JZUA

Mamba24 - nope - never saw either one. I saw the previews for Prey though, and it freaked me out a little lol! Regarding Brimstone, I never watch stuff that has to do with demons or anything like that. I don't need images like that rolling around in my brain. I've got enough to deal with lol!

And if you haven't done so already - GO SEE INCEPTION!! Great movie!
Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 14, 2010 at 03:56 PM

Yep saw it 2nd weekend after opening. It was exceptional...and I'm not even a Sci-fi guy.

@Mamba24,

I'm good. Of course we're speaking. Duh.
(I'll e-mail you tomorrow. I was just giving you a little space.)

Looks like the Night Shift is here. You know - you really can't trust the morning crue at all... LOL!

Looks like the Night Shift is here. You know - you really can't trust the morning crue at all... LOL!

Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 14, 2010 at 06:49 PM


maybe we all just slept in a little too much today

@LROB, Have you lost your Freakin Mind! LMAO! The Dells & Gladys both those records I like but...GOD@#$%$^&&*&*!! MY GOD!!! You trying to make me lose it man. *sniff*, *sniff* . I try to sneak on the Blog post a few anonymous comments since I see nobody is posting...and then...and then.,
GOD@@#$^&(()! a whole Freakin party breaks out. ROTFLMAO!!
No, No, No! Things are not that bad!!! If they were my ex would have told me so! WTF?

Looks like the Night Shift is here. You know - you really can't trust the morning crue at all... LOL! Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 14, 2010 at 06:49 PM
Damn! Another great line or you're developing a split personality. Lol!
And by the way did I tell you...Yes you are FUNNY DAMNIT!
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@Lass, I don't know what the Frak was going on with me yesterday. I was just Freakin out left in right. I aint never seen anything like it! So that last E-mail...Lass wow!

Larry,

"At the center of your being you have the answer.
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."
*Lao Tzu*

your friend,

"I may be wrong, but I doubt it. I thought I was wrong once, but I wasn't. I may try to be wrong later, just to see what it feels like.Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 14, 2010 at 03:56 PM
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DAMN!!! That was one hell of a line honey!...OUT FREAKIN STANDING MAM!

Posted by: mamba24 | August 14, 2010 at 06:09 PM"

Kinda, Sorta, Maybe in a way, but not really.

Night shift in effect!

humanomaly - I don't think you have the power to revoke an OUTSTANDING from mamba24, do you?

Yeah - didn't think so.


LOL!!!

"Congrats to Dr. Buss and the Laker organization for being so well represented there. I really was disappointed by not seeing current players there in the crowd, or PJ either. Strange....

I loved Karl Malone's speech. I feel so bad that he didn't get a ring with us.

Did you guys notice Darth Stern not want to get up when Magic acknowledged him? Not quite sure what to make of that.

Ugh - is it October yet? Jeez.... back to the TiVo....

Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 14, 2010 at 02:48 PM"

Justa, I noticed that as well, take that suit off of him and think about it, he was really blowing off Magic Johnson...I mean, he's supposed to promote the league, the great body of work that he rules over. I think he's anti-Lakers, and he showed it there. I think for not getting up in a reasonable amount of time to be acknowledged after being graciously asked to, by one of the two men who practically saved the NBA (Jordan's effect was icing on the cake and I don't want to hear anything about no damn cake by no damn church lady like yesterday)...for this infraction a $50,000 fine to be levied at Darth Stern to be paid to the Los Angeles Lakers, and a $50,000 fine to be levied at the NBA Offices to be paid to the Los Angeles Lakers. I'll even sprinkle a little bit of the "race card" on top of his reason why he didn't get his lawyer-ass off that chair.

"At the center of your being you have the answer. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." *Lao Tzu* your friend, Posted by: Marciana | August 14, 2010 at 07:00 PM
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Of course there is something lacking...Mari. Freakin G!! Lol! That's the answer at the center of my being. But apparently Larry is not the answer at the center of Mari. G.'s Lol! Seriously whether she knows it or not we are Soul Mates. But if she does not to care to acknowledge it then as of tonight I'm through with it! Just playing with you Marciana. You know it's cool the way you and Mari G's name kind of correlate like that. Everybody creates their own reality in one way or the other. I've studied all Religions, Quantum Mechanics & Quantum physics and all this stuff is nice. When you add to that Computers & Artificial Intellegences you can really get into some deep ISH. So i'm just wondering if Mari. G. is going to join the party & offer a lil advice.
I feel you lurrking Mari. G.

Mamba,

Okay...glad its all good...didn't mean to send you to get the kleenex but you started it. I know you're handling your business. But c'mon you had to love that Jacksons...as smooth as "the real MJ" was on that....that was classic. (I know Phil will second that)

Oh yeah...ain't nothing anonymous on here. You of all people know that. Everything is free game. Carry on!

Dumb question.... Where is the Karl Malone interview?

humanomaly - "his lawyer-ass" - LOL!!! Seriously - what was that? You're right - it was a very gracious, well intentioned request on the part of Magic to acknowledge him. Freaking Darth Stern. Greatest Commissioner in all of sports my azz. The guy's a freaking lunatic. How dare you sit there and dis Magic like that? He saved this league - along with Bird - and all he gets is the waive-off with the smirk? WTH????

See what you did human? You got me all riled up. And here I am trying to get my martini on....!


Went 2 "The Other Guys". LMAO
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT TO THE SECOND POWER!!!!!!

See what you did human? You got me all riled up. And here I am trying to get my martini on....! Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 14, 2010 at 07:32 PM
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Just stick to martini's please. No percocet.
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What the hell happened to Lass and this Marciana person? Lass we are still cool right?

Went 2 "The Other Guys". LMAO Posted by: The Triangulator | August 14, 2010 at 07:34 PM
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Is that a good LMAO or bad LMAO? I was thinking about checking it out Sunday or Monday.

MM,

Thanks for posting Clark's article. It shows that somehow Mitch gained an additional player and better talent for less base $. That is a truly incredible offseason.

Think he could talk Kobe, Gasol and Artest to give up their raises? Nah, forget it.

--FEARless

(Jordan's effect was icing on the cake and I don't want to hear anything about no damn cake by no damn church lady like yesterday
Posted by: humanomaly (ow) | August 14, 2010 at 07:13 PM

classic!

What the hell happened to Lass? Lass we are still cool right?

Posted by: Mamba24 | August 14, 2010 at 07:38 PM


I'm here, I'm here. Just going back and forth between here and work. (And we are totally cool. Don't worry.)

Hey, Big Island Ice Teas anyone?

Did you guys notice Darth Stern not want to get up when Magic acknowledged him? Not quite sure what to make of that.
Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 14, 2010 at 02:48 PM"

I only saw Dr. Buss, Mailman, DJ's brother and Gus Johnson's bro. I'm going to have to go watch Magic's speech now.

.) Hey, Big Island Ice Teas anyone? Posted by: LakerLass | August 14, 2010 at 07:43 PM
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Now you talking! Tea anytime rather than alcohol. Tea makes a body beautiful much like...You! Yes you Laker Lass!

Hey Fearless! How you doing?

Tea makes a body beautiful much like...You! Yes you Laker Lass!
Posted by: Mamba24 | August 14, 2010 at 07:47 PM


(blush)


However, a Big Island Iced Tea is like a Long Island Iced Tea but with pineapple juice, for that island flair. So no actual tea, but a helluva lot of alcohol. Sorry to disapoint.

One thing I really liked in Dr. Buss' video was the love the audience showed for Kareem. And did you see the smile on Kareem's face when everyone was clapping for him? Awwww.

However, a Big Island Iced Tea is like a Long Island Iced Tea but with pineapple juice, for that island flair. So no actual tea, but a helluva lot of alcohol. Sorry to disapoint. Posted by: LakerLass | August 14, 2010 at 07:52 PM
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Well after those E-Mails I sent you...I guess you probably really needed about
2 or 3! Lol! Did I tell you thanks and that you not only are my BFF Virtually, but it's real close in the Real World also Lass? Of course knowing my track record, that could turn out being a curse. Lol!

One thing I really liked in Dr. Buss' video was the love the audience showed for Kareem. And did you see the smile on Kareem's face when everyone was clapping for him? Awwww.Posted by: LakerLass | August 14, 2010 at 07:55 PM

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Yeah, it's good to see Kareem opening up and not being so guarded all the time. In a way much like Kobe.

Yeah, it's good to see Kareem opening up and not being so guarded all the time. In a way much like Kobe.

Posted by: Mamba24 | August 14, 2010 at 08:03 PM


Ooh, good comparison!

Well all you Laker Nation folks this has been lovely, but I have a few more fences to mend today. So to one and all have a beautiful evening. And a special thank you to Laker Lass, JustAnotherMambaFan, Marciana & LRob! DAMN!!! I just wish Mari. G. could have shown up so I could have apologized for professing My Love to her which I promise from tonight forward not to do anymore no matter that she is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEING IN CREATION, that I will Love with all my Heart & Soul Forever! Lol!. Night Laker Nation I Love all of you too!!!!!!!!

Lass - I"LL TAKE ONE OF THOSE!!!!!!!

LRob - let me know what you think when you see it.


Mamba24 - funny how things perk up on here whenever you show up. All day long it was *crickets* and then you come on and voila! Party on the blog! Complete with drinky-poos from lass - cheers, mate!


Mamba24 - we're cool. And you're too kind. Have a good night.

Just thinking ahead, because this is what the LA Times pays me to do.

But wouldn't it be cool, if Phil, during next years Championship celebration, on the court of the Staples center, proposes to Jeannie Buss for his final act as Lakers coach.

On his knees and everything...."Jeannie Buss. Will you marry me..... and make me part owner of the Lakers?"

Justa/Human,

Just watched Magic's speech and I thought it was excellent the way he mentioned each player and coach individually. You can just feel his joy for the game even now.

I didn't think Stern snubbed him. He was just trying to be modest, but he's arrogant and not modest so it came across awkardly imho.

I must admit everytime I see that 92 Team it was reminds me how much Isiah Thomas was slighted. I can't call it the Dream Team because it wasn't that without Zeke. And to hear Magic come out all these years later and take partial credit for it...well that just wasn't right.

Okay time to play some cards with the family.

One thing I really liked in Dr. Buss' video was the love the audience showed for Kareem. And did you see the smile on Kareem's face when everyone was clapping for him? Awwww.Posted by: LakerLass | August 14, 2010 at 07:55 PM
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TRUE! Kareem's reaction was very cute and honest.
I can't stop watching this video...

LRob - you may be right... I don't know. It just struck me the wrong way. The look on his face didn't speak "humility" to me.....

Mamba24 - we're cool. And you're too kind. Have a good night.Posted by: Mari. G. | August 14, 2010 at 08:22 PM
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AW HELL NAW!!! This is just so wrong. I come back to turn off the computer and find out Mari. G. decided to make an appearnace in my abscence!!! Well Ms. G. if you are still there somewhere I apologize for any embarrassment I may have caused you on this Blog. So take care OK? And I'm glad we're cool. See you around the Blog. Dag this no professing stuff is going to take some getting use to. I'm going to have change my Roll call Good Mornings & everything. OK I guess I'll go watch my new favorite movie Love & Basketball. That is all Mari. G. Wow I have this powerful need to profess but I said I wouldn't so I won't. Have a good evening Mari. G. Carry On!

Man, this is a boring thread. Sorry if I'm just being that clueless guy that comes back from the bar and makes everyone tell him the whole story again, but who the heck is Mari G? Larry, I gotta just say, you just need to sit back and let them all figure out just how much they are missing out on. Man, you are Mamba24 (unless you are using another name for the day). You don't need anyone to make your life complete, you are maybe going to let them in on a great thing, if they are lucky.

Fatty- that would be one heck of a pre nup. No way Jimmy is gonna let Phil in on that.

Man, I'm tired and just out of it. The only thing worse than working with a bunch of psychotic kids who are trying to kill you and each other is working with a bunch of well behaved kids having a great day. That, and having to watch 'Mortal Kombat' with them. Good yumpin yiminy that movie sucks.

Just thinking ahead, because this is what the LA Times pays me to do.
But wouldn't it be cool, if Phil, during next years Championship celebration, on the court of the Staples center, proposes to Jeannie Buss for his final act as Lakers coach.
On his knees and everything...."Jeannie Buss. Will you marry me..... and make me part owner of the Lakers?"
Posted by: Fatty | August 14, 2010 at 08:27 PM

Fatty - I love it. But I think you got affected by Mamba's sentimentality.

Fatty - I love it. But I think you got affected by Mamba's sentimentality. Posted by: LRob | August 14, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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Been there done that! I asked Justa to Virtually marry me in the playoffs and she agreed. But then right after they were over she dumped me virtually. So I turned to Mari G. and of her I will say no more since Ipromised.
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but who the heck is Mari G? Larry, I gotta just say, you just need to sit back and let them all figure out just how much they are missing out on. Man, you are Mamba24 (unless you are using another name for the day). You don't need anyone to make your life complete, you are maybe going to let them in on a great thing, if they are lucky. Posted by: phred | August 14, 2010 at 09:40 PM
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Phred, where you been man? People were ready to form a search party and set out a reward. lol! As for yor post thanks for the nice sentiments my brother . But it's all just something between us Bloggers to pass the time till Basketball season starts that I took a lil further than necessary. But...Damnnn man Mari. G. is Fiinnne! In fact she is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEING IN CREATION. Now let's be real, do you think Mamba24, Brad Pitt, Denzel or anybody else, except... maybe the suave LRob would stand a chance with such a Being. I know I don't, but what the hell, I thought I'd give it a shot! lmao!!

@Mamba24

"The Other Guys" Was A Very Good LMAO!!!!!!
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT TO THE SECOND POWER!!!!!!

Mari. G. is Fiinnne! In fact she is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEING IN CREATION. Now let's be real, do you think Mamba24, Brad Pitt, Denzel or anybody else, except... maybe the suave LRob would stand a chance with such a Being. Posted by: Mamba24 | August 14, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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No sir. If I even dreamed about being the man like that - then this is what she would say to me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsTB2nzoGiw

Justa,
IIRC...Someone asked you if you saw Love & Basketball and after hemming and hawing you stated you might get around to catching it in 2012 after viewing Laker championship clinching games incessantly dating by to the Mikan era, exhausting every Sci-Fi show every created, and then after watching some paint dry. Well fyi its coming on Aug 28th 7pm EST on the Family channel. That's channel 311 if you have Direct TV.

This public service announcement was paid for by the committe to Elect Mamba24.

"humanomaly - I don't think you have the power to revoke an OUTSTANDING from mamba24, do you?

Yeah - didn't think so.


LOL!!!

Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 14, 2010 at 07:07 PM"

Justa, I absolutely don't, I sincerely apologize to Mamba24, and his followers of which I am one of his most devoted, what I wrote was the first thing that popped into my head in reaction to YOUR line...as follows...

"I may be wrong, but I doubt it. I thought I was wrong once, but I wasn't. I may try to be wrong later, just to see what it feels like.Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 14, 2010 at 03:56 PM

It was a hot and tough day today, I had too many reports to write, so things weren't as focused and my back is killing me and I'm not using Percocets, but Norco's (a great drug, but I wouldn't want to live there...basically a double vicodin with half the tylenol)

So I apologize to Mamba24 and to you, Justanothermambafan.

As for my other interpreted infractions today, (now yesterday), I stand by my feelings. I see and hear alot of things going on about relationships. If I came across as racist sounding, I apologize if I came across as sounding racist. I may be, I may not be. However I do have strong feelings about what I have seen many a time. It's too long to get into, so I'll apologize and drop it, and anyone who wants to think of me as a racist, then go ahead. I won't go there, into that area anymore. So to Troll Man, if your opinion of me is that I am a racist, then I am.

Big Island Iced Tea, ....Pineapple juice to make it tropical, my first thought was it was a regular Long Island Iced Tea with Bacardi 151 instead of regular strength rum.....the great thing about a Long Island Iced Tea is that the combination of rum, gin, vodka, triple sec, sweet & sour & Coke (Cola) seems to somehow neutralize the kick one would expect from so much alcohol, I think it's ...well, I just use a shot glass.... 2 shots of the 1st 4, 3 shots of the sweet and sour and as much coke as I want to make it weaker or stronger, not much required....I sometimes mix all the basics in one of those metal water bottles, and go to the movies and order a coke, drink the coke down a bit, then pour in the alcohol...hey, what can I say....

H.

This public service announcement was paid for by the committe to Elect Mamba24.


Posted by: LRob | August 14, 2010 at 11:40 PM


@HUMANOMALY, You know, you always Good with us! Aint no censorship accepted here. As for the suppose Racist thing I don't know if I told you of my Mutt Pedigree but it's; African, Chinese, Native American and European. IMHO all 4 of those pedigrees in me would say the same thing. HELL NAW, it aint being racists. Just because a person is being pro his race does not mean he's being con against other races. You specifically mentioned mindset & intention. I think TrollMan is like a gadfly, he just likes to provoke thought.
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OK now my reason for being on this late besides finishing watching my Bootleg copy of Inception for the 15th time of which I will say no more about because last time I was accused of ruining it and the dreaded hit team of Justa/Nano was going to be retained. Lol! Just playing MM. But seriously MM last night this thread was pitiful, it had only 23 hits and was DOA! But thanks to Marciana, Justa, LRob, LakerLass, myself and even an unbelievable appearance of Mari. G., - yes really Mari G. I kid you not - we blew this bad boy up. So this Thread should be renamed...wait for it...Yes, Yes, Yes! I knew you would agree...THE MAMBA24 & FRIENDS THREAD. Oh sorry & Phred also since he reminded me of who I am. And who you may ask is that? Mannnnnnnnnn! I'm Freakin Mamba24. ROTFLMAO!!! Just playing with you MM. But don't you think that would look kind of cool? LMAO!!!
MM, MM Stop that! Stop that right now! LMAO!! Ok time for my day to end and others day to begin.

AND NOW WILL YOU ALL STAND FOR THE NATION ANTHEM TO START THE DAY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRvVzaQ6i8A
LAKER NATION I LOVE YOU. CARRY ON!!!! THAT IS ALL!
Posted by: Mamba24 |

Mari. G. is Fiinnne! In fact she is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEING IN CREATION. Now let's be real, do you think Mamba24, Brad Pitt, Denzel or anybody else, except... maybe the suave LRob would stand a chance with such a Being. Posted by: Mamba24 | August 14, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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No sir. If I even dreamed about being the man like that - then this is what she would say to me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsTB2nzoGiw
Posted by: LRob | August 14, 2010 at 11:34 PM
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Aw shoot what was I thinking, Warren Beatty, might, I say MIGHT have a chance! LMAO!
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Justa,
IIRC...Someone asked you if you saw Love & Basketball and after hemming and hawing you stated you might get around to catching it in 2012 after viewing Laker championship clinching games incessantly dating by to the Mikan era, exhausting every Sci-Fi show every created, and then after watching some paint dry. Well fyi its coming on Aug 28th 7pm EST on the Family channel. That's channel 311 if you have Direct TV. Posted by: LRob | August 14, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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DAMN!!! THAT LROD GUY IS GOOD!!! Mannnnnnn! I'm going to have to put you on a monthly retainer. You accept credit cards? Lol!

Big Island Iced Tea, ....Pineapple juice to make it tropical, my first thought was it was a regular Long Island Iced Tea with Bacardi 151 instead of regular strength rum.....the great thing about a Long Island Iced Tea is that the combination of rum, gin, vodka, triple sec, sweet & sour & Coke (Cola) seems to somehow neutralize the kick one would expect from so much alcohol, I think it's ...well, I just use a shot glass.... 2 shots of the 1st 4, 3 shots of the sweet and sour and as much coke as I want to make it weaker or stronger, not much required....I sometimes mix all the basics in one of those metal water bottles, and go to the movies and order a coke, drink the coke down a bit, then pour in the alcohol...hey, what can I say....Posted by: humanomaly (29 minutes) | August 15, 2010 at 01:46 AM
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DAMNNN!!! Thanks Humanomaly(29 minutes)! You mean my sweet demure
little LakerLass was drinking that ISH...Lass, you got some splaining to do! LMAO!


@JustanothermambaFan. You really should not wait to see Love & Basketball. Here's the most important clip :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DkvD2Hs2tQ
GOD, I LOVE THAT SCENE!!! I'd pay full admission just for that scene.
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Now Justa I know you know where I'm going with this clip. Yes, yes, yes that's right honey! I want to play you, Yes Justa, I want to play you for your Heart! And if you're mad at me blame LRob! LMAO!!!


I sincerely apologize to Mamba24, and his followers of which I am one of his most devoted, Posted by: humanomaly (29 minutes) | August 15, 2010 at 01:46 AM
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We already went over the apology bit. Being Humanomaly means never having to say you're sorry...wait for it...at least 29 minutes!!!!! Lol! But, YOU SAY WHAT? Followers? I got Freakin FOLLOWERS? Where, where are these people? Are followers anything like Minions cause I always wanted me some minions man? Mamba24 and his Minions! Damn that's cool! ROTFLMAO!!
Aw Sweet Jesus!!!!!

@THE TRIANGULATOR - ""The Other Guys" Was A Very Good LMAO!!!!!!"
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Thanks Bro, in that case I'll go see it tonight.

So, it appears the night crew didn't do much either. Looks like only 5 or 6 of you showed up. Ya'll should work on those musical selections, surely you can come up with better party tunes than those.

It just dawned on me, a difference between the morning/day and night crew is in the morning it's too early for vodka, long island iced teas, sangrias and other favorites.

LRob,

My take on when Stern was introduced was similar to yours. I got the impression he didn't want to get any acknowledgement because he didn't want this to be about him, it was about the players and those getting inducted.
But who knows for sure.

humanomaly,

The cake comment was pretty funny, probably not much even 'church lady' can do with that comment. Despite what they say, I think you can have your cake and eat it too.

I am thinking 'church lady' is really a guy and a wolf in sheeps clothing.

phred, who has interesting thoughts on kids. When they're bad they're bad and when they're good they're bad. There may be something to that.

mamba,

There's lotsa women out there in the world. They're everywhere.


This thread isn't really very good, just trying to make it worse.
Could it be infected with some kind of virus?

Well, look on the bright side, it's a new day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtiXiYMS86U

Here's a different kind of 'dream team'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icMTVV5Lwaw&feature=related


mamba, There's lotsa women out there in the world. They're everywhere.
Posted by: Art - FL Laker Fan | August 15, 2010 at 06:00 AM
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Art my friend I'm well aware of that and as Wilt would say in my day I've known my share sir. But...There is only one Mari G. Nuff said.

Human - no interpretation of racism here.

Mamba - you know the rules. Cash and carry baby. No credit or dare I say lay away. And please quit posting that clip from Love & Bball. They really have to see the whole movie to appreciate it.

Art - okay. Back to deejaying 101.

NOW THIS IS THE KIND OF ISH TO WAKE UP TO!!!
http://tinyurl.com/25ksrfp - Paradise – Sade

SWEET JESUS!!!!!

Mamba - Okay, you're back...best recording of national athem ever!

Art - I'm with you. Everyday's "A Bright, Bright Sun shining day in Lakerland.

But it is Sunday morning....So I'm choosing a inspirational selection!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3-iBfP-Pfo

Good Morning LRob sir. I think we did a good job on this thread, it went from 23 to almost a hundred. I think we deserve a cut! Lol! As for posting the clip yes, yes, yes that must stop. But LRob that Clip is the MOVIE!!! All the rest is filler. And when the boy says Double or nothing...I shouldn't say this but... sniff*, *sniff* tears yes tears begin forming in Mamba24's eyes. Lol! GOD!what a scene, the only better scene is The Wild Bunch when Cord says Time to Go and you know he and his boys are going to get their Freakin brains blown out but they can't let their boy be tortured like that. Now you might say Mamba24 how can you compare two entirely different types of movies like that and I say...Mamba24's mind is a very strange place to visit sir. LOL!

Mamba24... I Leave for a day and then BOOM all hell breaks loose... I'm sure you want to move on but I just have to say I was so touched by your songs and I could feel the pain! Mari G must be pretty special, but just remember YOU ARE TOO!! If it's meant to be it will be and in the mean time you know you have us Vodka and percocet taking and Margarita drinking FANS of our Mamba, AKA Larry!

Mamba24... I Leave for a day and then BOOM all hell breaks loose... I'm sure you want to move on but I just have to say I was so touched by your songs and I could feel the pain! Mari G must be pretty special, but just remember YOU ARE TOO!! If it's meant to be it will be and in the mean time you know you have us Vodka and percocet taking and Margarita drinking FANS of our Mamba, AKA Larry! Posted by: NewMexicoLakerLifer | August 15, 2010 at 08:29 AM
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God Bless you NewMexicoLakerLifer, *sniff*, *sniff* Thank You! Yes, I must move on! OH SWEET JESUS!!! What a pathetic, Drama Punk this Mamba24 must be!!! My taste in music tends toward the melancholy so don't let that throw you. But yes the last 48 hours have been crazy as hell but...who made them crazy? That lil ol Drama Punk me. So after today no more of The Punks love life will appear on the Blog. strictly Basketball. But NMLakerLifer I really am touched by your concern. Wow it's good to be a Laker Fan and be a part of Laker Nation and have such a caring concerned Laker Family. Thank you Mam.! You & your husband have a wonderful Laker Sunday!

AND NOW.....Hey Guys new Threads Up!!! YES!! I did it! YIPPPEEEEE!

DAMN!!! So the (23) Post thread broke (100)! OUT FREAKIN STANDING PEOPLE!!!!!!

Mamba24,

I'm just trying to struggle through the Summer and make it to my first paycheck of the Fall. Still 'bout four weeks away for us.

Bummer.

But, we pray that we'll make it.

Mitch is almost singularly responsible for giving us (me) good news to hang my hat on as we anticipate the coming of the next season. Although, the Hall of Fame committee can take some kudos for finally doing what they should have done about 12 years ago...

Mamba24, how the heck have you been?

--FEARless

 
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