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Caught in the Web: Pau Gasol travels to India as an NBA ambassador

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details how Pau Gasol is taking it easy this summer.

--L.A. Times Dodgers blogger Steve Dilbeck argues that Frank McCourt could learn a thing or two from Jerry Buss.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr highlights Buss' career in a photo slide show.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down what Theo Ratliff can bring to the Lakers next season.

--Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum had a roundtable discussion with the 1992 Dream Team.

--Fox Sports' Charley Rosen ranks Phil Jackson as the NBA's best coach of all time.

--Lakers forward Devin Ebanks had fun during his Rookie Photo Shoot in Tarrytown, N.Y.

--The USA Basketball website has Q&As with the team, including Lamar Odom.

--Lakers.com has more on Gasol's visit to India.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano analyzes Buss' recent news conference.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore lists the greatest Lakers of all time by jersey number.

Tweet of the Day: "Sum1 told me I have an attractive smile. What u think? Lol" -- DevinEbanks3  (Lakers forward Devin Ebanks)

Reader Comment of the Day: "I don't hate to admit it at all. We needed this. Well, we didn't really need it, but it sure helps give that extra little motivation to keep our eye on the prize. Are we going to let Shaq tie Kobe in rings while wearing a ... Celtics uniform? HELL NO!!!! Are we going to let the Miami Meat and LeCreep get a ring after the sickening narcissism of "The Decision?" HELL NO!!! No way. No how." -- Jon K.

-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Pau Gasol acknowledges the crowd during the team's NBA championship parade in Los Angeles on June 21. Credit: Noel Vasquez / Getty Images

 
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MM,

Thanks for keeping interesting posts coming when nothing is really happening. I almost get fooled now and then that there is news here.


Tom D.

Tom Daniels - Thanks for the love man. I think we're on our last straws though. There really is NOTHING going on

MM

What? No more straws? Maybe we could pick nits....

justa - lol i'll leave that up to you

And after the nits we could vote on which Lakers jersey we like better: home, or away. Maaaaaaan, when's the season going to start already?

MM - thanks for the new post. Things were getting ugly on the last one. I'm new to this blog and joined because I've been a Laker fan for 30 years. I've read the blog off/on for awhile but more so recently since I started posting. Aren't we all Laker fans? Can't we disagree without being disagreeable? I realize there's a lot of history behind the various posts, and I love the passion, but it seems like there's too many personal attacks for something that should be a factually based, but opinionated discussion amongst friends.

On second thought, maybe this blog is more like family - hence the personal nature of the arguments lol.

Anyways, hope things settle and would love to keep reading and contributing to this space.

63 Footer - seriously! It's taking forever...

Personally I like the white jerseys but I think we do worse when wearing those. My friends and I are so superstitious that we actually change configurations on where we are sitting on the couches when the Lakers start playing bad.

LakerFanInCowTown - you actually sit down during a game!?! Tsk-tsk-tsk.... (Granted, I have been known to stand on one leg in order to rally the team.)

63 Footer - your criticism is warranted, but I'm getting older and only stand now when I'm throwing things at the TV lol

@JOHNNYV… You can argue on this all day long (I won't be) but it seems to me that either overstating Bynums value or understating it ... the kid adds something that is undeniable. Tell me that the Lakers were better without Bynum and I will think you foolish.” Excellent observations, Johnny. Thanks for chiming in.
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@H0BBITMAGE… There is no need to lower the discussion to the level of calling people with whom you disagree as “Bynum butt sniffers.” Let’s keep the comments respectful. We are all Lakers fans.
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TOM

My son once stood on his head for a whole quarter to help the Lakers to a win (I'm not sure how, but he managed), and I once played the riff for Communication Breakdown repeatedly for a whole half for the come-from-behind victory.

Justa,
I'm pretty sure that pick nits has been a serious past time around here since game 7.

Not to mention that it has seemed like nap time around here for a couple of weeks. "Mamba24 got a bigger piece of cake than I did"..."Justanothermambafan jacked my nickname"..."Bynum is not a beast..is so...is not..."

JR

MM, Maybe you could research why Jerry "The Logo" West doesn't have a statue in front of Staples Center.

For all he's done for the Lakers and the City of LA, both on the court and off, it seems like the ultimate disrespect.

To me, that would make a great and informative post. NOT BORING OR GRASPING AT STRAWS ON THIS ONE...
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT TO THE THIRD POWER!!!!!!!!!

THAT'S RIGHT! 3RD POWER! ANYONE REMEMBER THAT THE LAKERS WERE THE FIRST TEAM TO THREE-PEAT? 1952-1953-1954 CHAMPS!!!!!!!!!

I think while Bynum is not yet and may never be a dominant center (Kwame once went of for 30 and 20 against the Kings didn't he?). The reality is he is one of the top 5 or 6 centers in the league. Why can't we all agree that the kid is currently a really good player but a role player with the Lakers (because of how stacked the Lakers are). I still think the Lakers would be better if they could put a package around Bynum for a package from the Bulls involving Noah however make no mistake if Bynum goes to another team where he gets more touches i am pretty sure he becomes an all-star player.

Triangulator - excellent suggestion!

Max - He has to be on the floor in uniform to get more touches.

JR

OK, back to just Jolly Rancher...NO, not justaJollyRancher dang it!

JR

MM: Can you verify that you received my Lakers Blog profile via email? I sent it yesterday but didn't do a read receipt.

JR - you forgot "Kobe's greater than MJ... no he's not... yes he is..." LOL!

Regarding favorite Laker jerseys - I hate it when they wear the Minny blue ones. The Sunday whites are nice, but not my fav. The road ones are great but the best is the "golden armor". Yeah. Warriors defending what's theirs.

Speaking of doing crazy things to help the Lakers win - I also have to have my "special" t-shirt on, then move around the room depending on what's happening, stand up, sit down, change my pillow configuration on the couch, scream, sometimes make the cat watch with me, threaten my remote with physical violence... Hey - whatever it takes to secure the win!

Thanks JR.

How about "MustaJollyRancher" or is that too rah-gah mon?
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT TO THE THIRD POWER!!!!!!!!!

GIVE JERRY WEST A STATUE, DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!

Hey utz! ChicNstu was on the other day looking for you. His sister is ill and he was hoping to ask you for a prayer....

I think everyone should add "justa" to their handle.


THAT would be fun.

THANK YOU FCM - I thought we would never get another post filled with no news but in this case, it's good news.

Okay blog fam - we are all passionate and crazy loyal Laker fans. But seriously, the personal attacks whether intentioned or not, are not funny.

Please take your anger or heated nature out on your Kwame/Smush bobbleheads.

And for once I will agree with LakerTom (and all other Bynum lovers) drum roll please..........the kid adds value. I don't agree with the value ($$) the Lakers have placed on him but it's their investment not mine.

I still reserve the right to comment on his play when I feel it necessary. AB17 is one member of a TEAM which is bringing the Larry O' and banners to LA and that's all I really care about!

Cheers - PLG

My son once stood on his head for a whole quarter to help the Lakers to a win (I'm not sure how, but he managed), and I once played the riff for Communication Breakdown repeatedly for a whole half for the come-from-behind victory.
Posted by: 63 Footer | August 19, 2010 at 09:33 AM
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That's funny.
One thing that used to tick me off when the Lakers were losing is that if I stopped watching the game, they would come back and win or make it very close.
For quite a few years, if the Lakers were losing big in the second half, it would be so painful to watch I would stop watching, only to turn the TV back on near the end of the game to find that the Lakers made a great comeback and I missed it.
It took me quite a while to stop doing that.

PLG - snap. I agree. Everyone adds value to this team. Not the same value, but value nonetheless.


This - hopefully - will be a "scrub free" year!


GO LAKERS!!

GO BENCH MOB!!

Personally I like the white jerseys but I think we do worse when wearing those. My friends and I are so superstitious that we actually change configurations on where we are sitting on the couches when the Lakers start playing bad.

Posted by: LakerFanInCowTown | August 19, 2010 at 09:23 AM
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You're not the only one...

Max, it is pretty hard to come to any sort of agreement with people who think that Joakim Noah would be an upgrade over Andrew Bynum. You essentially advocating trading a legitimate center for a power forward (or, as you envision him, an undersized center).

Here's what is pretty amazing to those of us who actually believe in Andrew Bynum: the best basketball minds in the business actually agree with US, and yet there are so many here who continue to maintain that trading Andrew is the way to go. For the record, Jerry Buss and Mitch Kupchak could have easily traded Andrew for Chris Bosh (a much better player than Noah...) this year or this summer. They didn't.

So, I guess the question is this, why don't more of you support the position held by the greatest owner in all of team sports vis a vis Andrew Bynum?

Since Gasol is in India..I put some of my favorite quotes from Gandhi:

"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."

"Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding."

"Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress."

"Nobody can hurt me without my permission."

"Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”

and finally...
"God has no religion." - Gandhi

I think everyone should add "justa" to their handle.
THAT would be fun.
Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 19, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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That can solve a bunch of problems we have in here...

Glad we're all doing out part at home to help the Lakers win.

I've watched some games at the Forum but have never been to the Staples Center. What's it like? Can you even see anything from the nose bleed seats? Are they expensive?

A scrub free year would be most excellent. Having an effective 12 man rotation would mean that the team would feel like a bunch of 20 year olds come playoff time (well, 20 year olds that played 82 games anyway). At least this is a team that, as of the moment, we don't cringe when we think about non-starters coming into the game. Of course that could just be a side effect of Summer time cocktails.

JR

Art - FL Laker Fan - "I would stop watching, only to turn the TV back on near the end of the game to find that the Lakers made a great comeback and I missed it."

Oh, man! I had a season where I did that and had to break myself of the habit. I would get so furious, but KNOW that they'd come back if I didn't watch.

We fans have such amazing powers over the course of the game.

Hey, MM: any current superstitions by our actual Laker players? No changing socks, jocks or finger splints during streaks? Anything like that?

ATTENTION MM

I am still waiting for MM to delete what I feel was a poorly veiled racial statement by a blogger in which I voiced my opinion on. My response was deleted but the "Rice Kings" statement wasn't.

If justanothermamba fan had complained you betcha MM would have deleted it.

LakerPeace,


The thing I don't like about Gandhi is that he allowed the practice of the caste system to continue. In my not so humble opinion, the designation of an "untouchable" caste is a crime against humanity.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

LakerPeace - love the quotes

JR - scrub free year would be great, but would require Phil to PLAY the scrubs to get them better...yes, I love questioning the motives of the greatest coach of all time.

LakerFanInCowTown - There is that, but one can dream...right?

It's going to be up to the first 8 guys to put teams away early so the other 4 get good minutes in the 4th. It could happen.

JR

Jon K - actually, from everything I've read and people I've talked to in India, Gandhi actually was one of the few who fought for India's liberation at the time who also fought against the caste system. He's the one who brought Nehru's attention to it, and the young lions of the political party.

Jon K,
Gandhi stood against Caste system.

Thanks Justa - your virtual "snap" just brought me back to college days. I know this is girly but were you in a sorority? We did that when we agreed with someone.

Cheers - PLG

Gandhi gave the untouchables the name harijan, or "children of God", and founded the weekly paper Harijan, which was published in English and Hindi. In an attempt to persuade the orthodox Hindus to wipe out the "blight of untouchability", Gandhi undertook fast in the summer of 1933 for three weeks.

He was also the one who promoted the following of the Lakers... even before the Lakers existed. A true visionary.

One last piece the Dr. Jerry Buss/Mitch K. might want to look into:

http://blogs.hoopshype.com/blogs/sierra/2010/08/18/rudy-portland-on-collision-course/

Before Rudy goes back to Euro league, let's try to offer Sasha's last year's contract to the Blazers for Rudy Fernandez for one last try. This could be a wake-up call to the Blazers of what is reality. Rudy's value saves JB some luxury taxes this year, RF also adds arsenal among the perimeter shooters. I'm sure Rudy will be willing to join Champs & his paisano even if he plays in the second unit. What he lacks in defense, he compensates in offense. Eventually, Artest and Kobe will help him to become a defensive gem. Will the Blazers agree? Why not? If Rudy moves to Euro league, they only get small returns compared to acquiring Sasha as a perimeter shooter and also with his expiring contract.

Hmmmm another threat that has the potential to start looking like one of my kitchen cabinets: There's a nutbar complaining about the fruitloops.

JR

thread..not threat

JR

"One thing that used to tick me off when the Lakers were losing is that if I stopped watching the game, they would come back and win or make it very close."
Posted by: Art - FL Laker Fan | August 19, 2010 at 10:03 AM

All these years I thought I was the reason that happened, but it was you. lol

Geez, sometimes this reminds me of HighSchool..........He said, She said! We're the Laker Nation,and were better than some of this stuff that's going on. Grow some nads and let it roll off!! Let's get this season started!!!

MM, in honor od Caracter and Ebanks, a suggestion would be to analyse the draft over the last 5 years or so and see where the Lakers draftees are now and with whom.


We can also look at our roster and find the draft order, year, and team that drafted the current Laker players.

Edwin - good stuff.

Sounds to me like Rudy is crying because he has to go back to Spain every Summer and see Rafa and Pau getting all the endorsement $$$ and media attention. It's just his way of exercising his ego.

PLG

Edwin - It's time to stop talking trades and drafts and to start getting the most out of what we have now. Sasha is a defender and CAN be a shooter. Those knee and ankle injuries didn't do him any good last year. Let's see if there is any value left now that he has had a chance to heal. There is plenty of time to talk trades and expiring contracts, so for now let's see what we have.

JR

Edwin, I'm with you. The problem is that Sasha's contract is way too big compared to Rudy's and a straight trade would not work. The lakers would have to throw in a first round pick, and a third team would have to be involved to make it work. It's worth a try. IMHO.


JR, is there a moratorium on trade suggestions on the blog now?

JR,

Agree on your point, JUSTA heard F/O's intention of moving Sasha to save taxes. If it's not feasible at least it was tried. If Rudy F. joins the Lakers, you will enjoy this kid, pure shooter especially if left alone. Lakers will have a deeper line up with Rudy in the mix. Well, Sasha can deliver as well especially if he wanted for contract renewal, but Rudy is more realistic than just being a dream.

Isn't it strange that we have to add the word justa to everything? I thought only my grandchildren could play this game.

I think everyone should add "justa" to their handle.
THAT would be fun.
Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 19, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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I used to think it was pretty cool how phred used "ph" instead of "f" for his name and thought about doing that too, but then, it just didn't seem quite so cool after that.

Laker J,

I remember when we got Gasol, we have to resurrect the McGie's contract just to fill the gaps, I'm sure Portland has some dormant contracts that can fill the gaps or perhaps offer some 2nd round draft picks in succeeding years. Those are ramifications that we're not expert butI'm sure they can work around it if they want to. What is illogical on Blazers part, it will reinforce the Lakers as a complete team because they know what Rudy F can do and help this team secure the 3-peat. What he did for Team Spain with great teammates around him could really give the Lakers the much needed boost. As I told JR, Sasha is a dream (equivalent to municipal bonds during hard times) while Rudy is a real shooter or a "blue chip" marksman who will generate dividends.

I could change my handle to Justa 63 Phooter.

Edwin,

Yes, it is interesting how protective people get about the name they choose to use here.
What would be fun?
If all of a sudden everyone were required to change their name and they were not allowed to tell who they used to be.
But then, in many cases I suspect it would be easy to tell pretty quickly who used to be who.

Edwin - I think that trade suggestion has merit. Had the same thought yesterday when I heard Rudy might play in Europe.

MM - can you pull strings and get Gasol to talk to Mitch/Rudy about that? lol, would love to think we could have that kind of power. To be honest, I'm sure the possibility has already been explored but rejected by the Blazers

Why we didn't sign Caracter yet?

god; Noah undesized or not improves the Lakers defensively and in my opinion is a much better fit for the Lakers than Bynum. By the way i don't really agree than Bosh is better than Bynu cause if Bynum played for the Raptors i think he would be able to match or better Bosh numbers. Noah would also be a better compliment to all the post Kobe players we all hope for Kevin Durrant for eg. Noah might be undersized but the kid never backs down, plays great defense and rebounds well (basically all the things Bynum currently contributes to the Lakers but better). The drop of in points can easily be covered by Pau. I think Kobe, Artest, Pau, Blake and Noah would be a more balanced team (its not going to happen so i continue to happily root for drew). By the way i remember sitting through the draft while 'the best basketball minds' passed on Boozer thinking i can't beleive he is going so low. The 'fans' can get something right too.
I need to get this off my chest; why would the Lakers have traded fro Bosh when they already have a better PF who doesn't like playing center? Thats like having Kobe trading for AI and asking Kobe to play at PG.

Caracter got signed later in the day or day after Ebanks.

"I've watched some games at the Forum but have never been to the Staples Center. What's it like? Can you even see anything from the nose bleed seats? Are they expensive? "
Posted by: LakerFanInCowTown | August 19, 2010 at 10:09 AM

Hi LakerFanInCowTown,

I've been to Staples many times for both Lakers games and Kings hockey games. The views are surprisingly good from the upper regions.

As for Staples vs Forum: to me it's like comparing a favorite song being played on an i-pod instead of a vinyl record. Sure the sound quality from the i-pod is great and chrystal clear, but there was something a little more real and in the moment about vinyl. Sometimes I miss the pops and crackles.

Edwin,

True, there are the obscure deals regarding trades that are not the focus of the trade, but make it work. The real stumbling block is Portland realizing that the Lakers will be a better team with Rudy.


Here's a scenario:


MINN. get Sasha from LA trade W. Ellington to Portland
LA. get Rudy from Portland send Sasha to Minn, and 1st rnd. pick to Portalnd
PORTLAND gets W. Ellington and LA's 1st rnd. pick


Given that Rambis is going to run the triangle Sasha can be a cntributor in Minn. on that system and has an expiring contract.

PLG - nope. Never in a sorority. That was my tribute to Elle Woods lol!


MM - Troll Man's picking on me again.... wah wah wah


Edwin - don't you like it? justaedwin - nice!


Art - you're right - phArt would NOT work. :)


justaMagicPhil - we did. Justa exactly what are you talking about?

Hey justanothermambafan, You forgot to add to your handle. Like this.

justajustanothermambafan - let's not get ridiculous.

Good idea Laker J, yes Rambis would like to get Sasha. Still Blazers would spoil all these ideas because they would like to help the Lakers....as if they are contending here in the West for WCF.

In a way, I also see the point what JR is alluding. Triangle is not an easy thing to learn, it took sometime for Gasol, Artest and Shannon to learn it so there is a learning curve investment there especially if plays only few minutes. On the contrary if he goes back to Euro League, what a waste? He's the pure shooter who is very ideal in any kind of triangle. It is another "Horry" in the line up or maybe Rice. With Sasha, we got Pemberthy. haha!

justaMagicPhil - we did. Justa exactly what are you talking about?

Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 19, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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If we did, why he's not in the rookies pictures?
Also the rumor here in my office (we have a guy that played in the D-League, played w/ Farmar & Ariza...the guys is cool) is that we didn't sign caracter...
Justa asking...

Justa JAMF,

Make it a little romantic and oldie JazzEdwin. lol!

Justa,

You did it again...there's a new thread up.

Hmm. This "handle" thing has possibilities.

63 Footer - Good idea! That's something I'll try to do once training camp starts

MM

Justa may have the powers but my money's on LakerLass.

I'm justamazing.

Apparently.

So I've been told...

LOL!!

i don't like BSPN, but bahahahaha...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH-p9FYB1Oo&feature=related


re: Staples, LakerFanInCowTown, & a quick add to LakerLass' spot on info - there are $10 seats, as mandated by the league. hopefully, you'll be able to check out a game this season, even if it's a preseason(er). there's also plenty to see/do surrounding the center itself.

justaMagicPhil - Caracter is mos def signed. MM had a thread on it justa little while ago....

Justa may have the powers but my money's on LakerLass.
Posted by: JustaLakerLass(For Me) | August 19, 2010 at 11:36 AM

No, no, no...there's no competition here. Justa and I are buds. We're part of the Real Laker Girls. It's all about family and Lakerlove.

~~~~~~LG - nope. Never in a sorority. That was my tribute to Elle Woods lol!

justa,

That's funny, she is one of my more favorite actresses. My wife teases me a lot whenever that movie is on (it runs a lot of times on cable), and I usually watch it, again.

But then I tell her that when she (my wife) was young she looked just like her (and she did), and that gets me off the hook.

justArt (better than phArt)- sounds like you know how to make your woman happy LOL!

I'm a Reese fan too. Legally Blonde was much better than the 2nd one imho. I also liked her in Sweet Home Alabama. I usually don't like a film that's toooo much of a chick flick, but I like hers!

Jack (the Lakers) Nicholson happens to be my favorite actor. My favorite movie of his is between "Five Easy Pieces" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

jusat,

justArt?
Sounds like a branch of psychology!

Anyway, I don't generally like chick flicks either, but those movies just connected with me somehow.

I especially liked Bruiser, that just cracked me up whenever I saw him.

Also, I just loved Walk The Line, both her and Joaquin were outstanding in that movie. I could watch it again, now that I'm thinking about it, maybe I will.

Mr. Jerry Buss know what players make history for the Lakers franchise:

Jerry West
Elgin Baylor
Wilt chamberlain
Magic
Kareem
Big game James Worthy
Shaquille O´neal
Kobe Bryant
Pau Gasol

Only this players Mr. Buss remembered in his introducing HOF speech. This players´group is for Mr. Buss the REAL LAKERS HISTORY.

Ooops, jusat, justa, you know what I meant.

To Mr. Buss, this is the Starting five in the Lakers history:

Magic
Kobe
Whorty
Pau
Kareem

History bench

Elgin Baylor
Jerry West
Norm Nixon
Kurt Rambis
Shaq

Best Lakers for position:

PG.- Magic
SG.- Kobe
SF.- West
PF.- Pau
C.- Kareem

max, well, I guess we can find one thing to agree on: Trading Bynum for Bosh would have been absurd. Where we depart is that I think trading Bynum for Noah would be even crazier. Noah is not a center. He might play one on tv, but he is way undersized, and "hustle" can make up for only so much.

In fact, your reference to Boozer is probably very appropriate. Carlos Boozer is another guy who puts up good numbers, but is simply too undersized to be an elite power forward (that's why he gets dominated when he plays the Lakers--he can't cope with the length).

I think it is much easier for the pros (the general managers and owners) to make mistakes in the draft--after all, Bynum only went 10th in a draft where we now see he was CLEARLY the third best player available. But now we are talking about an established player.

The Lakers could trade Andrew for any number of players, because virtually every team in the league (excluding Orlando) would consider Andrew a huge upgrade. But the Lakers stick with Drew. Why? Could it be that they see what some of us see, and what a lot of others don't? Like the fact that Andrew Bynum changes the game in ways that few players in the league do, and ways that a hustling Noah could only dream of.

hey buddy , looking for u, came across this thing that u were looking for. http://sportscomplainer.com/nba ..its like that drudgereport thing u like but sports. i found it yesterday and i know youve been looking for something like that so ur welcome and u owe me a favor dude

Tom Daniels - Thanks for the love man. I think we're on our last straws though. There really is NOTHING going on

MM

Posted by: Mark Medina | August 19, 2010 at 09:01 AM

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If you think this hiatus is bad, wait till the lockout kicks in after July 2011. In the 98-99 lockout, the first game was not played until Feb 5th.

@GOD (the blogger)… “The Lakers could trade Andrew for any number of players, because virtually every team in the league (excluding Orlando) would consider Andrew a huge upgrade. But the Lakers stick with Drew. Why? Could it be that they see what some of us see, and what a lot of others don't? Like the fact that Andrew Bynum changes the game in ways that few players in the league do, and ways that a hustling Noah could only dream of.”
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I would be interested in seeing your version of the Lakers 10 Commandments for 2010.
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@ART… “That's funny, she is one of my more favorite actresses. My wife teases me a lot whenever that movie is on (it runs a lot of times on cable), and I usually watch it, again.”
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LOL. I usually hate chick flicks but I have to admit to watching both of the blonde movies. My favorite Reese Witherspoon movie, however, was Sweet Home Alabama. That is, until I saw her in Walk the Line, one of my all-time favorite movies. I thought that she and Jaoquin Phoenix were just terrific – acting AND singing. That movie elevated Reese’s career.
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@HOBBITMAGE… “I'm sick and tired of his minions propagating BS as if it's sweet green from Nor-Cal. Can we wait for him to become an all-star before we watch the porn movie starring LakerTom & Andrew Bynum?”
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I think everyone would appreciate your not making comments like this in the blog. Thought you were better than that but maybe I was mistaken. There was an excellent discussion going on before your comments.
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TOM


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