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5 things to take away from Lakers' 120-99 preseason victory over Golden State Warriors

569648161. Head coaching experience should benefit Brian Shaw -- It's incredibly hard and unfair to judge him on coaching an exhibition game for several reasons. He's just holding the fort for Phil Jackson, who missed the trip to San Diego on Thursday for the Lakers' 120-99 victory over the Golden State Warriors because of flu-like symptoms. One game is too small of a sample size. And it's an exhibition game.

Shaw was given the duties because he normally scouts Golden State. And should Jackson have any health issues later this season, the Lakers should benefit that the assistants in Shaw, Jim Cleamons and Frank Hamblen split up the scouting duties. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak has made it clear he isn't leaning one way or another on a replacement for Jackson, waiting to make a decision until Jackson makes it official that the 2010-11 campaign is actually his last season. But Jackson acknowledged during his pre-training camp news conference that he'd like one of his assistants to succeed him.

"Hopefully some of the same success I've been able to be a part of with Phil Jackson," Shaw told me in June at Magic Johnson's post-championship party when I asked him what he'd bring as a head coach. "I've learned a lot of patience from him and how to deal with a lot of different types of egos and attitudes that you have to blend in and make work together harmonious as a team. Hopefully that calm helps you weather through a storm."

2. The Lakers shoot much better -- You have to measure it for what it is, considering a high-octane offense is the norm when facing Golden State. You also have to consider that the Lakers at the beginning of the game appeared as if they can't wait until the season's over. But the fact that six players cracked double figures, the Lakers shot 58.8% and the team had 30 assists revealed at least a few positive signs. After all, the Lakers shot a measly 33.3% Tuesday against Utah.

Pau Gasol has spent most of the preseason phasing back into basketball shape. At times, it looked like he had lacked the necessary energy to fill the leader spot that Jackson has wanted out of him, partly because of fatigue and partly because of trying to get back in a rhythm. Gasol looked sharper against Golden State, scoring 23 points on eight-of-13 shooting while making all seven of his free throws. The performance featured Gasol attacking the post on turnarounds, left hooks and more of an effort in exploiting gaps in the defense.

Steve Blake showed that his cold-like symptoms that resulted in a zero-of-seven shooting performance Sunday against the Jazz are behind him. He scored 18 points on eight-of-10 shooting and had seven assists. As much as he's admitted he's been inconsistent in his undersetanding and running of the triangle, I think the issues are fairly minimal. Sometimes he mistimes his passes because he's not fully aware of his teammates' timing. But at this stage in the game, Blake is clicking pretty well with his teammates.

Lamar Odom and Matt Barnes are going to be players this year that will always be heavily involved in the game even if they don't dominate the point total. Just look at Odom's numbers (16 points on five-of-16 shooting, 12 rebounds, two assists, three blocked shots and five turnovers) as well as those of Barnes (10 points on four-of-seven shooting, three rebounds, four assists and two steals). The numbers show they take pride in hustle points when most of the team seemed to be just going through the motions. Case in point, Golden State outrebounded the Lakers, 48-37.

All in all, however, the Lakers bench showed they are going to be worthy of the Bench Mob nickname.

56964813-13. Sasha Vujacic has had an eventful 48 hours -- With Bryant sitting out, I'd have thought Brown would take his place in the starting lineup for a few reasons. He entered the game this preseason averaging 11.2 points on 45% shooting in 22.3 minutes a game. Vujacic had missed the last two games after suffering a concussion last week following an accidental elbow from Lamar Odom in practice. And I view Brown as a better player than Vujacic.

But the move turned out to be the correct one. Vujacic, who's recently engaged to tennis star Maria Sharapova, seemed energetic. His first basket came off a defensive rebound and the rest of his shots came from the outside, finishing with nine points on four-of-five shooting along with four rebounds in 15 minutes. If nothing else, this game should serve as a confidence boost upon his return.

56964817-14. Shannon Brown continues to prove he's a different player -- Even though Brown didn't start, it seems he's still higher than Vujacic in the pecking order. He played 33 minutes and he played with the second unit presumably because that's who he'll play with for most of the season.

Brown finished with 13 points on six-of-11 shooting and three of his field goals came on outside jumpers, another sign that his off-season work focusing on his shooting has elevated him beyond just a human highlight show. But Brown also provided that as well. In one sequence, Odom ran the break and passed the ball to Brown, who performed a spin move into the lane and then dished the ball out to the far-side corner. There Blake knocked down an open three-pointer. Toward the end of the game, Brown threw an alley-oop lob for Devin Ebanks (who had an efficient eight points in nine minutes). Something tells me Brown will be involved with plenty of those types of plays this season.

5. Luke Walton's homecoming return a symbolic one -- Walton played in his first preseason game after straining his right hamstring at the beginning of training camp. Since he had just gone through two full practices beforehand, his 11 minutes against the Warriors indicates the team wants to phase him back before pushing too much. Even if the stat line is inconsequential (five points on two-of-three shooting, two rebounds and one assist), it must have been a psychological boost to perform in his hometown and finally get back on the court.

Stat of the Night: 6 -- The number of Lakers who scored in double digures.

Quote of the Night: "He's good. All he does is sleep all day. Poop and sleep all day. That's a good life." -- Bryant to KCAL's John Ireland about his new puppy, a black lab.

--Mark Medina

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Top photo: Lakers power forward Pau Gasol drives past Warriors center Andris Biedrins in the first quarter Thursday night. Middle photo: Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic goes for a steal after Golden State forward Dorell Wright pulled down a rebound in the first quarter Thursday night. End photo: Lakers guard Shannon Brown has his shot challenged by Golden State's Reggie Williams (center) and Andris Biedrins in the first quarter Thursday night. Credits: Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press

 
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The 4 lights are on

Celtris III, a Cardassian border world

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_eSwq1ewsU

for those with short attention spans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NFITME0zI8&feature=related


There are 4 lights

coming to you this year to ensure no one is blinded, manipulated, or intimidated to what is actually transpiring.

p ang

sorry to get back at u after many weeks/months.

Lakers r maybe (i did not researched the other rosters) the only team in the NBA that can put together a B-Team. and not B after A or like B movies. i'm talking about a lineup of:

Brown, Barnes, Blake, Bynum and Bryant.

this starting 5 will finish in front of many teams. and will make the playoffs.

i hope accidentally, coincidentally or just cidentally to see this line playing. yes, a little smaller at 4th, but Barnes did play as 4th.

the Princess LeTweet had 38 points against the Hawks and ONLY 2 assists.

but played 40 minutes in preseason game. and missed the last 2 clutch shots.

after the game he said:

“Every time I play basketball I’m having fun,” James said. “I enjoy the game of basketball. I enjoy competing against the best. This is everything that I wanted and more...???

doesn't it sound familiar. if i remember, Kobe said the same thing many years ago. and … more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There are 4 lights -

I never made a claim about playing with NBA players like you attributed to me.


ARISE OH MIGHTY LA LAKERS NATION!!!!!!! THE WORLD IS OURS
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http://tinyurl.com/2c3uutk - IT’S TIME FOR WAR
http://tinyurl.com/ylp3qqc _ I Love LA

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MCLYNE!! – BANDWAGON
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(01) ZAIRA AMATERASU - GODDESS - Happy happy birthday Mclyne!!!
(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN – LET US PRAY
(03) FAN OF THE MAMBA - Happy Birthday Mclyne
(04) # 4
(05) PHRED – DRIVER - Happy Birthday MCLYNE
(06) EASTCOASTJESSIE – RIDING SHOTGUN – Happy Birthday MCLYNE
(07) MAMBA24 – MCLYNE My brother have a Happy Birthday and Represent while you are
celebrating! LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!!!
(08) LAKER LASS – Happy birthday MCLYNE
(09) CHRISTIN H – Happy Birthday MCLYNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(10) RICK FRIEDMAN – Happy Birthday McLyne
(11) LEWSTRS – Happy Birthday MCLYNE!!!
(12) LROB – Happy Birthday MCLYNE
(13) MAGIC PHIL – Happy Birthday
(14) NOAH – Happy Birthday MCLYNE
(15) COMPLEX-BROTHA – Happy Birthday

mamba24

the sequence at 4:10 is incredible: behind the back dribble, pirouette, no look behind the back pass. in a few seconds leaving 3 defenders dizzy. where is N.?

the sequence at 4:10 is incredible: behind the back dribble, pirouette, no look behind the back pass. in a few seconds leaving 3 defenders dizzy. where is N.? Posted by: the Activator | October 22, 2010 at 05:37 AM
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Yes it is! A LeCrab Dribble will just never look quite the same again! Lol!

OK, While LRob is Busy I'll play DJ.
The first selection is for the woman who's smile can banish the darkness and illuminate the World...Laker Lass http://tinyurl.com/2g9u5l7 - Pied Piper – Dave Valentin


Goood Morning Lakerland. Hello to you Mr Mamba24. In the spirit of morning music, I offer this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXIU30KA43A

Not my favorite song of theirs but it is a good morning song. Enjoy!

Good Morning Laker Fam/Good Morning Mamba &

Regular season tips off in 4 days. Hurry up already!

Mamba - a little fun from flutist extraordinaire Dave Valentin...sweet.
Johnny V - even more fun from the Gap Band. I love that beginning....Cock a doodle doo....That'll get you up.

But I sense us Laker fans will be having more fun than both of those songs this season. It fact we'll be having Big Fun.

Any House Music fans…this will definitely have you bouncing on your way to work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omfiVkkJ1OU

Goood Morning Lakerland. Hello to you Mr Mamba24. In the spirit of morning music, I offer this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXIU30KA43A not my favorite song of theirs but it is a good morning song. Enjoy! Posted by: JohnnyV | October 22, 2010 at 06:08 AM
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Good Morning JohnnyV, how you be sir? Not a bad selection and appropriate, but my favorite is…
http://tinyurl.com/24ro7us


Good morning DJ LRob in the Morning. Nope! I can't top that bro!! Lol! So I just say let’s get
This party started: http://tinyurl.com/3a3glme Let’s get it started black eye peas
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And of course I must give a shout out too….Yes, Yes, Yes, The Fabulous Justanothermambafan
http://tinyurl.com/2mqby4 - That’s what friends are for– STEVIE- DIONNE ELTON

4 Lights,

Enjoyed The Picard Rap, when will that be released?
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Results from last nights game: Lakers win big, everyone contributes, all without Phil and Kobe.

Conclusion: Fire Phil, promote Shaw, make Sasha the starting guard with Brown as his backup, use Kobe only during garbage time blow outs.

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Music?

How about a song about LA, sorta:

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

Brown, Barnes, Blake, Bynum and Bryant.

this starting 5 will finish in front of many teams. and will make the playoffs.
Posted by: the Activator | October 22, 2010 at 02:30 AM
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Activator,

Depends, they can't play 48/mpg, who are their back ups and who plays C when Bynum is out with injury. Basol, Batliff or Bodum?

@HOBBITMAGE, These are for you bro and I hope you MAKE THEM OBEY!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDpJoykyfOE is there no one else
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeNGVS2T_Rk&feature=related Tonight we dine in hell


OK OK & Finally for The Most Beautiful Being in Creation
http://tinyurl.com/2d79yg6 - Don’t make me wait 2 long – Donny & Roberta

A few random comments:

Gasol is not on my list of worries, and I don't judge him by his play in games where he is simply trying to get back his rythym and his conditioning. He knows how to get himself ready and will be eager to prove he can carry more of the load.

Phil tends to turn to Sasha when Kobe is out. I think he likes having that unafraid, somewhat unpredictable factor at SG on offense that they both provide.

X's and O's are important, but championships require a team with the right mental state over the long season. That is where Phil excels. BShaw's quote says it all: "I've learned a lot of patience from him and how to deal with a lot of different types of egos and attitudes that you have to blend in and make work together harmonious as a team. Hopefully that calm helps you weather through a storm."

Phil is a perfect balance to sort of hyper-competetive midset of and MJ or a Mamba, who might eat their teammates alive if left unchecked.

Surprise! As the preseason winds down lots of guys are starting to get into shape and into the flow.

The start of the season will obviously be a bit rough - Drew and Kobe are key pieces. But this team is very well put together from 1-12.

Luke Walton will dominate NBA this year. MVP! MVP! MVP!

@Mamba in the Morning - you're on a roll. Carry on.

@Art - 10 City Run - I never heard of them, but I like. Thanks for the intro.

Join us Saturday, October 30th Halloween eve for a deadly blessing! Royal Clayton's and friends will be hosting the "Evil Cathedral Night of Mayhem" Halloween Party from 8pm-2am. At the door you'll be blessed by our Prime Priest and the first 100 guests will receive a goodie bag provided by our sponsors. XRT theater actors will be in house creating a truly scary church event. DJ Colby & Special Guests will be spinning Posted by: Evil Cathedral | October 22, 2010 at 07:20 AM
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WHAT IS THIS ISH! Who let this lunatic on the Blog? Get security immediately!!!! OH SWEET JESUS!

MAMBA24 -

You're killing me over here! Keep those funny comments coming!

You're killing me over here! Keep those funny comments coming! Posted by: Caliphilosopher | October 22, 2010 at 07:33 AM
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And you sir, shouldn't you be studying instead of feeding your Lakerholic jones on the Blog? How's it going Cali? Yes it's just mamba24's little - Don't all shout at once...VERY LITTLE - contribution to Lakers Nation. I hope studies and life in general is going well my brother.
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OK WESJOE, This is for you: http://tinyurl.com/y94ggxj - Return of The Dragon - Lee vs. Norris

Well, it's 9:40 Friday evening here.
For those who might be worried about it, Friday went very well.
You'll have a good day.

When your boys can sustain, they look good.
But the season is sooooo looooong, and your boys are sooooo old, injured, and tired. You'll definitely need home court come April.
Will you spend yourselves trying to get it?
Probably.

Go San Francisco Giants!

Sonnybelfast

LRob, yeah, they are kind of obscure, out of Texas.

5 Things To Take Away From Last Night's Scrimmage:

1. The tip off

2. The final buzzer

3. The Lakers stayed healthy

4. There's only one more of these shirts-skins scrimmages left

5. There's only 5 days left until Ring Night!


Go Lakers! #17 coming up STRONG!!

FOR THOSE WHO MISSED IT SOME FUNNY HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST NIGHT
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Oh my goodness... this has to be the best campaign ad yet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw_0a54S8po the sheeple will eat this one up! Posted by: frmkt | October 21, 2010 at 04:11 PM
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This is the funniest ISH I have ever seen! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctTuJ65et0E&NR=1&feature=fvwp Posted by: mamba24 | October 21, 2010 at 04:34 PM
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sometimes i worry about this blog. Posted by: phred | October 21, 2010 at 04:35 PM
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Mamba24, Have a question only you have the courage to answer. You up to it? Ok then- Can you rank the Laker players in order of facial features? Posted by: p ang | October 21, 2010 at 04:36 PM
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Mamba24, Sorry, lost your M there. Here it is- MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. Posted by: p ang | October 21, 2010 at 04:37 PM
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WTH? P ang, Put that pipe down! Put that pipe down now!! Huh? Posted by: mamba24 | October 21, 2010 at 04:43 PM
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Nooooooooooo! Its the only joy left till the season begin. LOL! Posted by: p ang | October 21, 2010 at 04:49 PM
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ROTFLMAO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0PwqvwyG54&feature=related
Posted by: MAMBA24 | October 21, 2010 at 04:54 PM
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Well, it's 9:40 Friday evening here. For those who might be worried about it, Friday went very well. You'll have a good day. Posted by: Sonny Belfast | October 22, 2010 at 07:45
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OH SWEET JESUS!! THANK YOU LORD!!! I was so worried! But DAMN!!! If Sonny Belfast said Friday went OK...thats all the assurance I need!!!!! You hear that Honey? Sonny said I'll have a good day!!

The Lakers made their annual trip to San Diego last night. Once again I'm reminded of how sucky a venue the San Diego Sports Arena is. I mean, this place is a dump, an embarrassment to our fine city. The Lakers must walk into that place start laughing. It's no wonder why the 6th largest city in the USA has no NBA or NHL team, we have a crappy arena.

Then again, we are talking about the city who stops constrution on Petco Park for a year and a half over stupid stuff, and votes against a new Chargers stadium. San Diego is a fickle town. I love my Padres and Chargers, but they will never be winners with the way our town handles business. It's good reason to be a Laker fan. Thank you Dr. Jerry Buss.

Go Lakers!

Kobe's sits out

Luke comes back

The Lakers light it up...

Coincidence?

Kobe's sits out, Luke comes back, The Lakers light it up...
Coincidence? Posted by: VMan | October 22, 2010 at 08:03 AM
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VMan are you sure you haven't been lighting up a lil something, something? Lol! Just playing with you bro.

Along with another game day, it’s a sell-my-soul-to-the-devil kind of bluesy day for me as well, so I’m steppin’ back, back, waaaay back, to the wall:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPXjuD8sH_Q

Magic Phil – thanks for the great version of Goodbye Pork Pie Hat last night. That piece seems to inspire everyone who ever plays it.

LRob – Theodore Anthony Nugent! Duuuuude: Deadly Tedley!

Oh, and happy birthday Mclyne!

Kobe's sits out, Luke comes back, The Lakers light it up...
Coincidence? Posted by: VMan | October 22, 2010 at 08:03 AM


VMan,

Hilarious!


OK, I wanted a butt whooping and I got one, thank you very much!!!

Congrats to sasha and sharapova. I sure hope she realizes there's gonna be a big drop to their lifestyle after sashas contract expires.. that is unless she starts winnin more wimbledons

Theodore Anthony Nugent. Now that was a great concert.

Happy Birthday Mclyne. Libras rock!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MCLYNE!! – BANDWAGON
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(01) ZAIRA AMATERASU - GODDESS - Happy happy birthday Mclyne!!!
(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN – LET US PRAY
(03) FAN OF THE MAMBA - Happy Birthday Mclyne
(04) # 4
(05) PHRED – DRIVER - Happy Birthday MCLYNE
(06) EASTCOASTJESSIE – RIDING SHOTGUN – Happy Birthday MCLYNE
(07) MAMBA24 – MCLYNE My brother have a Happy Birthday and Represent while you are
celebrating! LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!!!
(08) LAKER LASS – Happy birthday MCLYNE
(09) CHRISTIN H – Happy Birthday MCLYNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(10) RICK FRIEDMAN – Happy Birthday McLyne
(11) LEWSTRS – Happy Birthday MCLYNE!!!
(12) LROB – Happy Birthday MCLYNE
(13) MAGIC PHIL – Happy Birthday
(14) NOAH – Happy Birthday MCLYNE
(15) COMPLEX-BROTHA – Happy Birthday
(16) 63 FOOTER - Oh, and happy birthday Mclyne
(17) CHICNSTU - Happy Birthday Mclyne. Libras rock!

I WANT TO KNOW WHY? WHY NO ONE HAS MENTIONED THE PLIGHT OF THAT WONDERFUL ACTRESS AND EVEN MORE WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING LINDSEY LOHAN? Have you people no heart? Sure MM lavishes tons of space on SNOOKIE aka Princess Jimmy, but LILO No, No, NO! Not one sentence for the Mother Teresa of Hollywood who may be sentenced today to 30 DAYS IN JAIL...THE HORROR!!!!!This is truly a sad day for Lakers Nation!!

good morning & a merry b-day McLyne-

Luke & Sasha:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGFwGwV1lZc

Lakers fans to the Lakers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suafkk2vWNI

LRob, may i add some "hip":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHQwfrfCjNw

have a good Friday everyone-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMXO8vosxx8


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MCLYNE!! – BANDWAGON
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(01) ZAIRA AMATERASU - GODDESS - Happy happy birthday Mclyne!!!
(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN – LET US PRAY
(03) FAN OF THE MAMBA - Happy Birthday Mclyne
(04) # 4
(05) PHRED – DRIVER - Happy Birthday MCLYNE
(06) EASTCOASTJESSIE – RIDING SHOTGUN – Happy Birthday MCLYNE


(16) 63 FOOTER - Oh, and happy birthday Mclyne
(17) CHICNSTU - Happy Birthday Mclyne. Libras rock!
(18) MS - good morning & a merry b-day McLyne-

Lakerblog fam, you're all gonna need to get me through jury duty service today! I'm already fading and it's only 9:01 AM!

Lakerblog fam, you're all gonna need to get me through jury duty service today! I'm already fading and it's only 9:01 AM!
Posted by: puddle | October 22, 2010 at 09:02 AM

JURY DUTY?...THE HORROR!!!!!!!

@ There Are 4 Lights - That is one of the BEST Star Trek TNG episodes EVER!!!!!!! That and the one where Picard lives a lifetime in the beam of an alien probe should be considered television masterpieces. OH! And the one where several members of the crew have been secretly operated on by the transdimensional beings...too cool! I don't think Cali ever claimed to hoop it up with ex-NBA players, though, maybe a wee fact check before swiping heads from shoulders...


@MCLYNE - Happy birthday!


@MM/LEWSTRS/htj/frmkt/justamambafan/et al - Had tons a fun on the chat with everyone last night, can't wait for the first season to start.


@ mamba24 - Alright mister, word 'round town says that you think I'm a Laker Girl? Oooooooh! I am all man, baby. Just like Austin Powers. Born in 1974 in the month of November, a Scorpio no less, my REALSIES name is Benjamin, but my folks (and subsequently everyone else) has called me Jamie. There are plenty of lady Jamie Sweets...but I ain't one of 'em. I am a Blues Explosion Man.

@ mamba24 - Alright mister, word 'round town says that you think I'm a Laker Girl? Oooooooh! I am all man, baby. Just like Austin Powers. Born in 1974 in the month of November, a Scorpio no less, my REALSIES name is Benjamin, but my folks (and subsequently everyone else) has called me Jamie. There are plenty of lady Jamie Sweets...but I ain't one of 'em. I am a Blues Explosion Man.

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

Here's the real me, I'm 'acting' as Mike Olonhurtz, motivational speaker and that's the theatre I help run in...Long Beach.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXj_-8lGIjE

Nice win pre-season win!

Mamba24, the heart and soul of the mamba clan, thanks for having my back bro and putting me on the birthday bandwagon!

Congrats to Sasha and Maria and Shannon and Monica on their engagements. Marriage is what you make it. Make it good and that will make it last.

So there are folks still drinking the Kool-Aid. The Heat are #1 and Kobe's done. Wrong on both accounts. Let the games begin! Tuesday night, Oct 26th can't get here soon enough for me! A Boston beat down of the Heat and then Lords of the Rings began another championship quest with a beat down of the Houston Rockets!

Let's get it started!!!
Go Lakers

I meant Nice pre-season win! I guess the win was so nice I had to say it twice!

@ mamba24 - Alright mister, word 'round town says that you think I'm a Laker Girl? Ooooooo.Posted by: Jamie Sweet | October 22, 2010 at 09:10 AM
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Huh? I really don't recall mentioning your name in any respect whatsoever other than to put you on all the bandwagons as you requested. I seem to recall you just came back to the Blog after staying away for awhile so I really don't know what to tell you bro. But...if you believe I did I apologize.

Thanks for having my back bro and putting me on the birthday bandwagon! So there are folks still drinking the Kool-Aid. The Heat are #1 and Kobe's done. Wrong on both accounts. Let the games begin! Tuesday night, Oct 26th can't get here soon enough for me! A Boston beat down of the Heat and then Lords of the Rings began another championship quest with a beat down of the Houston Rockets! Posted by: Fan of the Mamba | October 22, 2010 at 09:11 AM
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Hey Fan of Mamba it’s all in the Family lol! I say right on to the Beat Downs!! Lol! And yes, I’m going to be accused of playing favorites again but I have to say it…OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR.
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@Jamie Sweet, Oh by the way sir, as I recall I have given you several “OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIRS” so why would I say Sir if I thought you were a female? I’m just sayng!

Jamie / Mamba24 -


I saw Jamie's name somewhere pegged as a Real Laker Girl. I thought it was on the roll call like that, but I could be wrong. Still - someone yesterday posted a list of RLG's they'd like to watch the game with, or talk about it with... and they had listed Jamie...


Someone has some splainin to do....


puddle - you know what they say about people who can't get out of jury duty, right? LOL!! Just messing with you, my friend. Seriously - is there a more boring way to spend your Friday? Ick... At least you have the comfort of knowing there's another game tonight.


Jamie / Mamba24 - I saw Jamie's name somewhere pegged as a Real Laker Girl. I thought it was on the roll call like that, but I could be wrong. Still - someone yesterday posted a list of RLG's they'd like to watch the game with, or talk about it with... and they had listed Jamie...
Posted by: justanothermambafan | October 22, 2010 at 09:34 AM
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Well if you look on the Roll Call his name is not under Real Lakers Girls so I suggest you & him hash it out. I'M OUT!!!!

Ebanks has a lot of potential to become an All Star. I can realistically seeing him becoming a starter for the Lakers sometime in the future maybe in a couple of years (or after Kobe/ Fisher retires?).

He has a lot of control over his body in drives and so forth and Im pumped up over him.

Shannon is getting some more play and Im glad to see him do more, but for now he looks to be trying too much? just preaseason so it may just be experiments.

Luke returns and the Lakers win by 20.

I'm just sayin'

There are 3 things that will determine how this NBA season plays out. I wrote a post for my blog talking about all 3. Here is a direct link to my post: http://pardonmybias.com/nba/a-few-things-to-keep-your-eye-on-this-nba-season.html
Feel free to comment.

Why are Laker posts illegible? Seems to be a clubhouse of precocious frat boys in-joking themselves toward eventual pseudo-coolness. And not funny, despite the lols of the laugh track.

I don't want Brian Shaw coaching this team. Coach a D-League team to a championship, Brian. Show me something. You don't inherit the Lakers. You earn it with flashy wins. This is almost like Mattingly, who i'm sure will bomb. Mitch, you have higher standards than that.

Can we please stop the fiction Luke Walton was ever anything but the overrated underperforming vanilla creampuff dripping down the side of the chocolate? He isn't zenny at all, never has been. When he gets the ball, he's constipated: Can't shoot it. Can't throw it. He waits, like a HS walk-on, never sure what to do. Triple-pumping with no defender near him, which is for good reason. Just another rich contract who never earned it. Can we pull this plug for somebody good? When's that thing run out, 2015?

Congratulations, Sasha, on becoming the most envied sports figure in America. Which of you is longer?

Tom Daniels - last year when kobe was hurt wasnt it shannon brown that started? no vujacic. the whole decision was obvious to me. why screw up the second unit because kobe isnt playing so they stuck vujacic in their since hes the third SG on the team. that way brown was able to play with blake and the rest of the second unit.

Its PRESEASON and the WARRIORS SUCK so nothing was learned except Phil Jackson is too lazy to get out of bed now


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