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It had served as nothing more than a throwaway line. But it quickly became a rallying cry for the L.A. Times Lakers blog readers. With there being very little Laker news and the fact I wanted to enjoy a Saturday at the beach, I suggested to everyone to try to shoot for 500 comments in that day's only post. When I returned the next day, I saw everyone carry that pledge ... and then some.

At that point, there were around 600 comments on the thread, and I thought at first maybe I had just been out in the sun too long. But no it wasn't a mirage and it wasn't about to stop anytime soon. After then raising the ante to 800, this legendary post eventually reached 1,130 comments, which might spark a petition on my behalf to see if it this qualifies for any sort of Guinness World Record. Hey, then we'll be spoken within the same breath as Lamar Odom and Shannon Brown for shattering a record for most free throws made in a minute. To make it easier to store this legendary post for future use, I made a new category called "1,000 comment post," which is included in the categories below. That category will include the original post as well as this one that highlights all the best comments so you can treasure it for years to come. It could also serve as an easy reference tool for when the good people with the Guinness World Records verify our claim. Now we just need a volunteer to get in touch with them.

Without further ado, below the jump are the best comments from that memorable post.

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"Mr. Medina, meet Mr. Murphy. Mr. Murphy's law is that since you hope this will be the only post of the day, all hell is likely to break loose. (Although for your sake, I hope not.)" -- Rick Friedman

"Lakers are already in luxury taxes beyond on what they have last season. The reason why they wanted to take Sasha off is to save money, save money for Shannon or save money to beef up the profit margins of JB. To add a veteran, that would be 2.6M including taxes. How many minutes will that veteran play? Therefore, I suggested why don't they get a good shooter from the D'League, Euro League at minimum rookie contract. Don't you think we can name at least 10 players available today who can shoot two 3's if they're given a playing time of say 2 minutes. That's what Lakers should be looking for, the "help" player or push button player who can readily turn the switch ON." -- Edwin Gueco

"actually get more and more excited with each video of LeBron and Bosh partying somewhere across the country, because it just widens the gulf they're going to have to eventually cross to get back to where they need to be to win a ring. You don't win from a luxury suite or the owner's box, and I for one am glad the guys in Miami don't know this. This really enhances our chances of completing this threepeat. But we NEED home court, and we can't depend on the 5th or 6th seed knocking out the top seed again this year. We need to get and keep the best record asap." -- wes

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"Well, I'm probably not going to be around much today, so here's my best try at contributing to hitting 500; Luke Walton is a great player, he is more valuable to the Lakers than Kobe Bryant, his salary was a great move, and I think he needs a lot more playing time in crunch time. Andrew Bynum has already achieved more than more Laker's centers. He is definitely better than Dwight Howard, he doesn't need to have a breakout season this year because his last season was really why we won the title. He is underpaid, and we could probably try to trade Pau Gasol for Carmelo Anthony, or maybe Al Harrington because with the way Drew plays we just don't need Pau anymore. Derek Fisher is a talented and great athlete, but a locker room cancer. We should be able to trade him for a great character like a JR Smith or Delonte West who can really stabilize our locker room and not make Kobe upset like Fish always does. The Earth is flat, and anyone who says otherwise is a delusional Laker Hater who probably loves Lebron James, Tom Heinsohn, and Gray Davis. KB Blitz and hobbitmage, I don't believe any of your arguments because they are too short and don't offer enough random statistics. Somebody just said something bad about justa. IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT THE LOVE. I DON'T CARE WHETHER THE LAKERS WIN OR NOT" -- phred

"I’ve always said that I have complete trust in Jerry and Jim Buss, Mitch Kupchak, Phil Jackson, and the Lakers front office and coaching staff when it comes to making personnel and business decisions. Their record clearly shows that they have a vision for this team, a well-conceived game plan on how to get there, and the basketball and business smarts and organization to make the right decisions.

It’s fascinating after all the give-and-take and back-and-forth on the blog to finally see what the Lakers front office really thinks about a player as indicated by their decisions. It’s a chance for Lakers bloggers to get an instant reality check on their BBIQ. After all, the only vote that counts in resolving endless debates over a player’s value is that of the Lakers front office. So what have we learned?

First, it’s pretty obvious that the Lakers think very highly of Derek Fisher and what he brings to the team. The blogger DFish and Derek’s other detractors will still vent themselves every time that Fish has an off-game but 3-year $10M contract and the fact that the Lakers made re-signing Fish their #1 offseason priority pretty much settles the debate over Fish’s value. Derek will retire as a Laker.

Second, it’s equally apparent that the Lakers have not wavered in their support of Andrew Bynum as their starting center and the anchor of their defense. To the chagrin of the Bynum Bashers, the fact the Lakers front office passed on possibilities to trade Drew for Chris Bosh or Chris Paul confirms the Lakers still believe that Drew will develop into a franchise player and the next great Lakers center.

Third, it’s obvious that the Lakers still believe Lamar Odom’s talent and versatility are vital to the team’s success. Despite Lamar having a poor Finals, the Lakers clearly believe that Odom’s value as a sixth man who enables the Lakers to cover all 48 minutes at the 4 and 5 with All-Star quality players. This may have been the first year that we were not inundated with Lamar Odom trade rumors.

Fourth, it’s now clear that the Lakers did not believe that Jordan Farmar was a good fit for the team. Their decision to not even make a qualifying offer showed the Lakers had zero interest in re-signing Jordan and definitively cast their vote with the Farmar critics on the blog. As a onetime staunch supporter of Jordan Farmar, I can’t say that I disagree. Farmar was a big disappointment.

Fifth, it’s apparent that the Lakers do not believe that Sasha Vujacic is worth the $5.5M he will earn in the last year of his contract. The fact that the team is willing to give away a first round draft pick just to get another team to take Sasha is an embarrassing reality for the Machine’s fans to accept. Even the team’s obvious need for outside shooting was not enough to offset Sasha’s salary and tax.

Sixth, it’s questionable whether Shannon Brown will return. Best guess right now is that he will get more money and playing time from the Knicks, although I just read that the Lakers were supposedly offering more playing time to convince Shannon to stay. I have mixed feelings about that. I would like to keep Shannon because we already have too many new faces to integrate, but only as 10th man." -- LakerTom

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"People, People, PEOPLE!!!! MM expects 500 posts today! We have yet to hit 100. OH THE HUMANITY!!!!!!" -- Mamba24

"Greatest Sports Franchise - Yankees or Lakers; GOAT - Kobe or MJ; GLOAT - Kobe or Magic; Best Laker Coach - PJ or Riley; Best LA Announcer Chick or Vin; Best Arena - Forum or Staples; Best Latina Wife - Vannessa Bryant or Eva Longoria" -- LEWSTRS

"Didn't MM start his vacation today.... I bet he is grinning and saying to himself, "there's no way those guys will hit 500"... While he is sipping a margarita in a Sushi bar..." -- LEWSTRS

"Indicators that will point to a NEW MACHINE in 2011.... No hacking 40 feet away from the hoop. Only one touch of hair per game. Show love to his countryman. Shooting like in 08 again" -- LRob

"I watched the Championship DVD earlier today, and I must say, it was kinda disappointing. The NBA better step up and produce a better DVD for the Lakers next year." -- EJK

"If the trolls were out today, we would of made our quota. LOL. I guess they do have a purpose after all. " -- Joe_Corad

"MM is going to be surprised when he wakes up to find we actually hit 500 ... now watch him up the ante to 1,000 next time. Hey, MM, just don't do it when I'm vacationing in Kauai next time!!!" -- CornerJ

"Why are we so excited about 500 posts? Just because? That's a good enough reason for me. I have no problem looking into the face of time and history and screeming, "We were here!", like the builders of our most ancient civilizations. Because we can, because we wanted to, because we're human, because we were here." -- wes

"Now about Sasha (I'm trying to do my little part of adding to the 500 posts here), his shooting is God awful over the last two seasons, but he made those two BIG shots in game 7 and that dulls my annoyance. He's also a pesky defender even though he does stupid fouls (like foul someone 50 feet from the basket). I'd like to see him perform and do better in his contract year, so let's see Sasha's sequel, "Return of the Killer Machine"." -- Seely_Iggy

"MM, Next challenge? In the immortal words of Rudy T: Don't ever underestimate the heart of a Lakers blogger" -- Art - FL Laker Fan

"I would love to see Kobe take over one day as GM of the Lakers. I have a high degree of confidence that he would be great at it!" -- JohnnyV

"By the way. I saw a guy at the movie theater concession stand that at first glance and second look really reminded me of Smush Parker! But before I could get closer, theater security ushered him out of the building as he shouted unmentionable things at the dude by the popcorn machine. Symbolism running crazy in my head, I could only smile and shake my head. " -- LakerMike

"If someone's gonna come up with a prize for the 1000th post, it had better be something the Real Laker Girls would want too, ok? !!!" -- justanothermambafan

"Well I prefer Kobe gets his shot at Miami this year. My worst fear is that he'll be solidly past his prime when he finally faces Wade/Lebron in the finals. Kobe has been so great for so long that a lot of us expect him to continue at this level for another 4-5 years and that's just not going to happen.

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As far as the Kobe vs. Magic debate. I still give Magic a slight edge, but one more title and Kobe surpasses even the great Magic! We can only play the "what if" game with Magic cause we'll never know what his last 3-4 years would have brought if he hadn't retired prematurely." -- LRob

"The thing about Magic is that he made everyone better, kept everyone involved AND still was able to be "the guy" at the end of a game. He had more ways to impact a game than Kobe, so that's why, no matter the final ring count, he gets my vote." -- t_sensei

"Last I checked we're at 970. I'm assuming this will be the LAT Lakers Blog new record? Is there a prize? There should be a freaking prize - am I wrong here? And let me just add that virtual smooching just won't get it done. I want a blog t-shirt. WHO's WITH ME???!!!" -- justanothermambafan

"Feels like Game 7 after the last seconds ticked off. Total team effort. I'm outta here to sip some champagne. Thanks folks, one and all. Couldn't have achieved w/o you" -- t_sensei

"GREAT WORK TEAM!!! There's no "I" in BLOG... MM - have fun reading all 1000 posts...LOL" -- LEWSTRS

"1000 + post oh me oh my, The only question is Why, why! What manner of Blogger can this be, Setting record after record, creating history Only one kind of Blogger can do this thing, The Blogger whose team plays only for the Ring For more than B0loggers, they are Family, Only greatness springs from the Laker family tree We got every type of Blogger you can think of, but like Phred says, It’s all about the Love. MM says 500 we say what the hell, We can give you 600 just as well. The stakes are upped, 800 is the demand, No sweat, you bet, we give you a Grand No matter what the task Is, Tell them Justa, WE GOT THIS! D@mn right we cocky, cause we good, You’d be cocky if you were us, yes you would The Laker team is full of versatility, So are the Laker Bloggers it seems to me. So Wonderful Family of Laker Nation, give yourself a well deserved Standing Ovation!!!" -- Mamba24

"in the interest of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, shouldn't we just let it go? Put it out of it's misery? Hell - put it out of OUR misery? It's gonna take WEEKS for peeps to catch up on here. Think of their EYES. Their SANITY. Their VODKA CONSUMPTION. I don't want to contribute to the delinquency that's sure to be a result of this mindless, aimless pursuit. There's not enough percoset in the entire USA to help with this one...." -- justanothermambafan

"Most of the time I am reading and trying to keep up with the great basketball minds here. THIS thread has simply been pure fun and frivolity" -- JohnnyV

"Ok, I'm a little confused by the whole nature of the prize thing, but in the interest of keeping things interesting, I offer to spoon with a Laker Girl if we reach 2000." -- phred

--Mark Medina

Follow the L.A. Times Lakers blog on Twitter: twitter.com/latmedina. E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Lakers forward Ron Artest is lighting up a cigar at the Lakers championship parade. He also might  light one up for the L.A. Times Lakers blog readers eclipsing 1,000 comments in a recent post. Credit: Wally Skalij  / Los Angeles Times

Photo: Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic decides to pass to an open teammate after driving into the heart of the Celtics defense in the first half of Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant dominate a lot of the discussion in a recent post that featured more than 1,000 comments. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Byant draws a crowd of Boston defenders -- (from left) Ray Allen, Glen Davis and Paul Pierce -- on a drive in the first half of Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. Credit: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times.

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant finds himself in a double-team trap by Boston guard Ray Allen and power forward Kevin Garnett in the first half of Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. Credit: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times.

 
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Yes, ladies & gentlemen. It's true. I have the power. BUT I am good at heart, so have no fear Laker Nation!

(The dreaded repost):


Tom Daniels - that was your comment? OOOOO - MM - you in trouble!!

Mamba24 - hope all is well....

Outlaw - great post. I agree. We got Kobe and so much more that the Cheat can only dream about.

humanomaly - you don't really expect someone to go back through the Seinfeld thread & count your posts, do you? (I nominate Mamba24...) LOL!

Laker Tom - yeah lol - I want it. I want it bad. I have yet to stock up on any championship gear, but I'm thinking one of these and one of the puppet hands with the 5 rings & the bandage. I also want a hat, but hubby says I don't look good in hats - I think he's full of crap on that one. I look good in anything. LOL!!

THIS JUST IN: Laker Nation storms the Clippers Front Offices


In what has been described as a "flash mob" without use of telecommunications, 1200 Lakeraholics through psychic-blog sync decided individually to storm the front offices of the Clippers in Playa del Rey.


Smashing in windows and writing in crayon "Lakers Rule!" and "Donald Sterling: A Commitment To Incompetence", the wildly exuberant crowd overturned desks, scattered paperwork and gyrated ectastically to a mash-up of Daft Punk's "Harder... Better... Faster... Stronger..." and Queen's "We Are The Champions."


As Clippers management cringed helplessly behind overturned furniture and within bathroom stalls, a wild-eyed man in a thong identified only as "Mamba24" screamed out "ROLL CALL!!!" repeatedly as the drunken mob shouted in response "GO LAKERS!!!"


Police were called to the scene, but decided to simply watch and eat doughnuts instead. One was overheard saying to another, "Maybe now The Donald will get the hint."


When interviewed while leaving the fray, a stunningly hot woman wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey and leaving with a life-size cut out of Blake Griffin with a penciled in mustache said to this reporter when asked "Why"?, she said, "We're Lakeraholics! We're bored! This is what happens when we're bored! Be afraid! Be VERY afraid! GO LAKERS!!!"


She then screamed a blood-cry and stole this reporter's hat before running off.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

Don't worry, Jon K. I'll return your hat before the season starts LOL!!!

Haha Jon K you are killing me. Justa - you have the power of creating a post. use the power wisely and responsibly.....

MM

Jon K. I would like to happen to the Clippers aka the trash of our beloved city.

The Los Angeles Clippers: Where always sucking and Choking to Lebron happens.

*repost*

helllooooo lakerblog people em back lol, this college thing is pretty rough never had the time to post at this blog in the last 2 years thank god i only have one more year to finish my studies. Back to laker world WOOOO!!!! is it too late for me to celebrate? guess not, so glad to see justanothermambafan, Jon K and Mamba24 still posting lol. Can't wait for the next season to start oh and i've heard that no other team had gone to the finals 4 straight years for like 30 years or something and i was like oh well we just had to beat another record lol

WE THRIVE ON BEING THE BEST WE CAN BE !!
AS LONG AS WE HAVE KOBE!! lol

THIS JUST IN: As Nosalgia For "Jurrassic Park" Wanes, Toronto Raptors Decide To Re-Name Team


In a classic display of Canadian "excellence", the ownership of the Toronto Raptors have decided to re-name their team "The Facebook".


Team President Bryan Colangelo said in a joint press conference, "You know, when "Jurrassic Park" came out we thought it was like the coolest thing ever, you know? I mean, we thought it was going to go down as the best film of all time, you know, eh? But looking back, it was just okay, you know, eh?"


Colangelo admitted that Raptors ownership had a lot of trouble originally coming up with a name. "You know, being Canadian and all, we don't have a lot to talk about, so it's kind of hard being creative, so we named our team after the bad monster from an American film, because we thought that would be something the kids would like, eh."


Colangelo thought that a name change was just a move management would have to make with Chris Bosh leaving and after seeing "Avatar" and "Inception" he realized, "It was time for a new start."


To maintain hipness and to connect with the utterly cool pheonmenon all the kids are into, Colaneglo and staff agreed to re-name their team "The Toronto Facebook." "The Facebook" was chosen over "The Twitter" because it "just felt right."


Colangelo ended the news conference with the statement "Our rebranding as 'The Toronto Facebook' keeps us socially relevant and will generate excitement with season ticket holders as we fight our way to a Championship in the 2010-2011 season!"


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

Jon K - Thanks for the tip on Toronto. But I will have to slightly disagree. Jurassic Park was an AMAZING movie. The book was even more awesome

MM

MM,

Welcome back.

I'm surprised you actually read through that 1000+ post thread, you are either quite dedicated or maybe there is something wrong with you.

Anyway, it's nice to see new threads rolling in.
You going on vaca silenced all those who complained about too many threads.
But have faith, I'm confident you can bring them back!

Mark Medina,


"But I will have to slightly disagree. Jurassic Park was an AMAZING movie."


That's because you're from upstate New York. You're practically Canadian.


Something about being locked indoors for months surrounded by gray and snow makes the idea of cold-blooded giant monsters living in tropical environments seem utterly AWESOME!!!


What could be better than that, right?


Any Canadian would totally rather be living in the tropics pursued by ravenous giant monsters than have to live in Canada, you know?


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

Mark Medina,


This is dedicated to you.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPNA-mtPXw8


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

MM,

Jon K just gave you a new thread idea, or I guess it gave me the idea.

That Welcome Back video he posted, post a thread with that vid and let everyone name who are the bloggers that appear in the video.

Jon, was that you on the guitar :)

Jon K - you said "Any Canadian would totally rather be living in the tropics pursued by ravenous giant monsters than have to live in Canada, you know?"

My response: Ummmmm. No.

Welcome back Hellraiser!! Good to see you again.


Come on the live chat at 3 pm today!

I have to admit, that 1000+ post week end was fun...

This week end...hmmm...welcome back Mark....

Art - FL Laker Fan - I think there's a split vote on that --- that I'm either dedicated or something is wrong with me. Maybe I'll run a poll in the chat about it. Jon K - As far as Jurassic Park, I think nothing is funnier than seeing the T-Rex chew up that lawyer while he was on the john. LOL

MM

@ Jon K -

LOVE the "Breaking News" LMAO!!

Regarding the Clippers Front Offices:

I had always assumed that they were in make-shift trailers parked near the dumpsters in the loading dock area underground at Staples. Or am I giving them too much credit here?

justanothermambafan,


I know you'd like to defend your maple-syrup drinking breathern up North who can't even figure out how to win in the Olympics THEY host when they spend 9 months of the year playing Winter sports, but... let's face it, the only thing Canada can do right is health care and a balanced immigration policy. That's it!


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

MM - my vote is there's something wrong with you..


Oh. Sorry. Forgot I wasn't going to give you a hard time on your first day back.


Never mind.

:)

Jon K - LOL!!

First off - we don't drink it. At least not straight up.

2nd - health care & immigration? If that's all we do right, then I'd say you guys need to take a lesson LOL!!

3rd - I remember Canada beating the USA at something.... what was that again??? HAHAHAHA!!!


justanothermambafan,


" I remember Canada beating the USA at something.... what was that again??? HAHAHAHA!!!"


You need to take a lesson from my Canadian-born father and start rooting for the country of your citizenship: America. Few things are more annoying than someone who becomes a citizen on paper, but not with their heart.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!!

justa - no worries. you just removed yourself from the list the Staples Center box office is compiling for who's getting tickets to the ASG

sorry, no refunds.

MM

"Any Canadian would totally rather be living in the tropics pursued by ravenous giant monsters than have to live in Canada, you know?" Jon K

~~C'mon Jon K. do you know the weather is liked in the tropics? Look at Russia, a northern country experiencing the worst summer and firestorm. Many Russians have died from an unbearable heat plus the suffocating smog. they are not used to this tropical weather. In China, a vast land on earth took pride their Made in China goods predicted as the next economic giant yet they don't have any flood controls to stop the deluge that killed thousands of people along its path. (Thanks God, the city of Flagstaff does not fall in China or else Fatty will be floating and blogging along the Colorado river.) LMAO!

I think Jon K, Canada has a great weather especially in Toronto, the home of Niagara Falls. If you go far north in the Hudson Bay, you'll see the greatest show made in heavens, the Northern Lights and Aurora Borealis. A show without commercials and hooplah from sports pundits. Toronto is not that bad, it is just the fringe of imagination of one to make it a great place depending on how you make the most on quality of life. While we were touring Finland, we asked a tour guide, what do you do during winter with 3-4 hours of sunlight? Can you play golf in Winter? She said: Yes, we do. The grounds are white instead of green. We used a orange ball instead of white. We turned on the lights along the fairway. therefore, you reinvent lifestyle based on your surroundings.

THE SEARCH FOR ZERO-POINT
All The Sage,. Episode 1, Season 1
The Moderator

*****

When this summer will be remembered, it will for all it's zest, be remembered as the time of the Greatest Heist in Sports History. The slick-haired, sly Pat Riley had climaxed and snatched all three Cubic Zarconia's in one, ravishing display of cunning. Chris Bosh, Lebron James, and Dwyane Wade all signed contracts to play in Miami, all for one -- and one for all.

Whether history records the three as the 'Three Kings' or the 'Three Stooges' is yet to be decided. Certainly from a betting man's standpoint, the Miami Heat are as good as gold, as can be gathered from Vegas favoring Heat over Lakers by a 2 to 1 margin.

Most stunning about the recent 45-day soap opera which was NBA Free Agency, was not the amount of noise made by the league's new celebrities, but the silence of the show's true ringleaders. Though timeless protagonists like Jordan, Magic, and Bird weighed in on 'The Decision' quickly -- the game's current heads of state have been eerily silent. Phil Jackson, a major mover of contemporary thought in the game today, has hardly uttered a whisper. Though Kobe has had his share of public appearances, with a most recent tour in China filled with photos and questions from fans, the all encompassing question about the Heat remain unanswered. Is this by design?

You bet your life it is.

***

The story could not be more compelling. Jackson, who is now on his final tour of duty in his ascribed 'Last Stand', finds himself on the cusp of the ultimate close-out. His Jordan, Game 6 vs. Utah 98' moment in now, finally, upon him. It is without doubt that this is a gift from the Heavens. It is without doubt that Phil could not have asked for anything more.

The true illuminaries (*) of the human race, it seems, become timeless heroes because of their abilities to achieve the impossible. It is truly a testament to the Gods that Jackson finds himself on the precipice of winning a dozen championships, recording 4 different 3-peats across 2 decades, and forever claiming the number 1 spot in NBA coaching as 'off-limits' to all his contemporaries and future successors.

As for Kobe Bryant? What can really be said? Bryant is a classic case of evidence to the old adage, "hard work creates luck". Hard working Bryant is without peer. Lucky? He may very well be peerless in that intangible quality as well.

After losing to Detroit in the Finals in 2004, and the Celtics on the same stage in 2008, Kobe's current body of work stands at 7 Finals appearances, with 5 wins. Though thoroughly impressive, it pails in comparison to Jordan -- who, to put it simply, won it every time. Jordan also had moments of illumination on the Finals stage which will never be forgotten for as long as the game is played -- feats that Bryant has yet to capture.

To Jodan's taking of the torch from Magic in 91' to his Utah game-winners, Bryant has not painted one comparable Finals showcase. Though it can be argued statistically or numerically, there is not debate otherwise. Jordan captivated the imagination with heroic portraits of success on the game's grandest stage. Bryant merely averaged 30 points, a few boards, and a handful of assists to capture his 'x' ring.

There is a stark difference between the two. Which brings us to the topic at hand. Luck. Kobe, having had no chance to pass Michael on the Greatest of all Time (GOAT) discussion because of his lack of 'a moment', now has a chance to craft his grand masterpiece. All thanks to Lebron, Wade, and Riley. And the task is simple: beat this team, slay this dragon and his legacy will live immortal.

With the fans around the NBA and across the world in direct agreement that the Miami Heat are now villains, Bryant for the first time in his career finds himself in the role of hero. Like the story of the boy who descends into the lair to slay a dragon no one else would dare engage, Kobe now finds himself at the culmination of his career, his destiny, and his fate.

Bryant was born to play the game. His past and future are ultimately mute when compared to this, current 'moment' in his career. Nothing else is more important, or will be. The kid from Philly who craved to be The Greatest' has been granted the opportunity to reach his highest apex.

The task if simple: Slay the dragon. Save the world. Become immortal.

The time is now, Bryant.

Welcome to your zero-point.


***


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The Moderator

MM - you're such a big fat liar! You KNOW you're taking me, and you know you WANT to take me.

I told you - resistance is futile!

Jon K - you started it.

:)

Edwin - you do know that Niagara Falls is NOT in Toronto, right?!

Justa, i know that but any people of Toronto claim as part of their territory. They are even worried of the horseshoe erosion at the Falls which is getting larger and larger every year. A thousand years from now, Niagara Falls moves to Lake Superior and becomes part of Michigan. I know there is such thing a city of Niagara and also the metropolis Toronto but there is no Niagara Raftors so they become a satellite of Toronto which is just about an hour and half hours away. If we compare it to our area here, it's like going to San Bernardino or Riverside, they don't have Lakers so they call themselves LA people when they are outside of their base.

Welcome back MM!

I enjoy reading this blog but i enjoy more to read the lakerholics comments but didn't read all +1000 comments on that post.

People are actually wondering whether Darko Milicic will be better than Shaq next season. LOL!

http://dberri.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/would-you-take-darko-milicic-over-shaquille-o%E2%80%99neal/

Edwin Gueco,


1. Niagra Falls does not have great weather... at all.


2. Toronto does not have great weather. It's a bit like Cleveland, except not AS gray.


3. Stop making excuses for those wiley Canadians.


4. There are Finns and there are Canadians. Finns are cool, except when they get drunk. Canadians are like our retarded little brothers. If you can't make fun of your retarded little brother, who can you make fun of?


5. There's a reason why justanothermambafan and my father immigrated to the United States: Canada sucks.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!
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Welcome back MM. Have you told us where you went yet? I guess we could just check the headlines around the globe and track you that way.

Hey, I'll put on the first movie of this 16 film, 23 hour kung fu collection I bought from Wall Mart for $4.99 in your honor.

And can I say one thing? I watched two films this weekend, "The Hurt Locker" and "Shaolin Soccer," and I've got to say, the better film of the two, by far, was "Shaolin Soccer," and I am not kidding. That film is faaaaaaaantastic!

I've always dreaded whenever my kung fu gets mixed in with comedy because the result historically has been this really low brow Cantonese-style chopsocky comedy where everyone looks like rats with big red noses and buck teeth and they get faces full of dog crap and what not. It's like the worst Three Stooges film you've ever seen, but with terrible english dubbing.

But suddenly, there are these kung fu comedy-action films that are outrageously funny with a comedy spectrum that hits on a lot of different levels. These films are filled with movie parodies and cultural puns and all kinds of crazy/cheesy special effects all rolled up into an action-film tortilla.

I put "Shaolin Soccer" and "Kung Fu Hustle" both in this reborn genre of kung fu comedy, and the world is a better place for it.

Wes

Jon K,

Agree that the weather sucks but not all people there hate their environment. It is just a state of mind and the kind of government you lived in. If you are a Canadian, can you survived in the drug wars going on in Mexico, residing in Congo, or in the Amazon. These are tropical weathers. It is just a state of mind, a personal choice but any place is a paradise depending on how you make out of it. That is my point.

Wes -

Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle are two of my favorite films. They're genius.

Edwin Gueco,


When it comes right down to it, I just like making fun of Canada. They're just so darned helpless in that regard.


I don't have anything personally of any merit against Canada and Canadians as a whole.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

Oh no.

You're not taking Justa to the ASG this year MM?

I thought you promised.

Wes

Jon,

You're Jaded. Canada is be-u-ti-ful.

Wes

Jon K - we'll talk about Canada when/if we ever meet up in person. Don't forget to wear some padding around your throat.


LMAO!!

wes - he did. He will. He's fighting the inevitable.


And thanks - yes - Canada (at least most of it) IS beautiful. I'm from Northern Ontario and the Northern Lights are phenominal. Jon K doesn't know what he's missing!

Wes,


"Canada is be-u-ti-ful."


Yes, but it's populated with Canadians.


justanothermambafan,


"we'll talk about Canada when/if we ever meet up in person. Don't forget to wear some padding around your throat."


Okay, Miss I-Love-Canada-So-Very-Much-I-Decided-To-Make-A-Permenant-Move-To-Los-Angeles.


Sure. Okay. Yeah.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!


justanothermambafan,


"Jon K doesn't know what he's missing!"


Actually, my father is from Northern Ontario. Been there. Done that.


Now go wash down your back bacon and doughnuts with a lager!


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

MM,
The 500th and the 1000th posts deserved some recognition also. Especially if the 1000th waited for so long to post the 1000th!! That was a marksman post, you need to reconize that.

OK OK - I bow to the master!! There's no winning with an ex-monk who hates cats.

Let's do a little comparison amongst the countries in North America:
(Jon K, please feel free to expound on this list...)

The Flag:

USA - Stars and Stripes, Red, White & Blue = BEST FLAG EVER!!

Mexico - Red, White & Green, Has an awesome pic of a bird decimating a snake in it's claws = Pretty Awesome!

Canada - Red & White with a Maple Leaf ... WTF?!? BOOOOOORRRRIINNNNNGGGGG!!!

National Anthem:

USA - The Star Spangled Banner = Not too long has a VERY NICE build up to a cresendo that ALWAYS makes every Americans Heart swell with Pride and even maybe a tear in the eye, especially during the Olympics (where we usually have to hear it about a hundred times).

Mexico - Isn't it "La Bamba"? If not, I think it should be.

Canada - "O Canada" - How many FREAKIN' BORING @ZZ VERSES DOES THIS THING HAVE?!?!?!? Again, BOOOORRRIINNNGGGG!!!!

Please add as necessary...

Canadians are like puppies - cute, friendly and harmless.

Plus, Canada produced this...

http://thisisdiversity.com/img/umedia/663/Image/kristin-kreuk.jpg

Thank you Canada.

There's a reason why justanothermambafan and my father immigrated to the United States: Canada sucks" - Jon

~~they made a good decision perhaps heard the promise of Bugsy Siegel and Lucky Luciano that Las Vegas will be the center of entertainment and the center of the casinos. That's the place where they gamble everything and not afraid to take risks compared to Canadians who are happy with what the Good Lord gave them. However, Canadians are one of the luckiest people on earth, they are not on the top that gets involved in every world problem or at that bottom that begs for clean water and shelter like the people of Haiti.

Hey guys we got a live chat going

MM

Congratulations, Laker bloggers! This is awesome. I hope it DOES get in the Guinness Book. :)

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Edwin Gueco was dead on about how the Lakers should get a good shooter from the D'League or Euro League.

Welcome back to the, Big MM; Since i missed the 1000 post party, this would of been my entry in; If all goes right, we're going to win the Championship again; It doesn't matter if Miami fans talk smack; Or that the FAILTICS now have shaq; Or that OKC signed Durant, to come back; So the Lakers countered with Matt along with his tatt's; Jerry Buss wont relax; paying the highest payroll plus the luxury tax; Ring's, Championships, is all we know; Laker fans is it just me or is this offseason, dreadfully slow; Yes, our players need rest; but us fans cant rest until September twenty fifth; enough with the offseason, let the 3peat commence; For know that's my best; Untill my next post, i know digress...

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