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57042983--The Times' Broderick Turner explains why Lakers Coach Phil Jackson remains confident about the team entering the 2010-2011 season.

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains how this season could enhance the legacies of Jackson and Kobe Bryant.

--The Times' Mark Heisler details the pain and frustration the Celtics have gone through this summer after losing the 2010 NBA Finals to the Lakers.

--The Times' Fabulous Forum blog presents a range of viewpoints on which NBA team will pull off the biggest surprise this season.

--AOL Fanhouse's Sam Amick highlights how Ron Artest will draw motivation from raffling off his championship ring.

--The New York Times' Howard Beck picks the Lakers to win the West, but he also has his eye on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding offers five keys to the Lakers securing a three-peat. Ding also looks at Kobe Bryant's longevity with the Lakers.

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer sizes up the Houston Rockets.

--An anonymous NBA players shares with ESPN.com that Kevin Durant will win the league MVP, but the Lakers will three-eat (insider subscription required).

--USA Today's J. Michael Falgoust sizes up the Lakers' readiness to three-peat.

--The Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen details the Rockets' mindset heading into their matchup with the Lakers. Feigen also highlights Houston's belief that Bryant will have a good game.

--Fox Sports examines the top storylines heading into the NBA season.

--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin wonders when Bryant will get healthy.

--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper doesn't see many Western Conference teams that could legitimately challenge the Lakers.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky details how Bryant has evolved as a player.

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe considers the Lakers as favorites to win the title.

--ESPN Boston's Jackie MacMullan recounts when Paul Pierce didn't take kindly to a fan who asked him to autograph a Laker flag.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi argues that the Lakers can absorb Andrew Bynum's absence to start the season.

--Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum believes the Miami Heat serves as a perfect foil for the Lakers.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains why the Lakers have challenged forward Pau Gasol to be more of a team leader.

--Sports Illustrated's Dan Patrick talks to Bryant about a litany of topics, including the season, his injuries and whether he'd try to convince Coach Jackson to propose to Executive Vice President Jeanie Buss.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's Gregg Patton examines the contrast in attention cast on the Miami Heat and the Lakers.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne explains how the Lakers are handling the pressure to three-peat.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford recounts the Lakers' magnificent performance in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. Teaford also looks at the Lakers' injured-filled roster.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell previews ring night.

--The Orange County Register's Mark Whicker talks to Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw, who recounts some of his championship memories.

--Foxsports.com's Billy Witz explains how the attention the Miami Heat has given the Lakers less pressure.

--Forum Blue and Gold addresses a few Lakers topics to open up the season.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore analyzes the Lakers-Rockets matchup.

--Laker Nation's Ramneet Singh reviews the off-season. Lakers Nation also interviewed a panel of writers, including myself, on the Lakers' upcoming season.

--The Dream Shake's ak2themax breaks down the Lakers-Rockets matchup.

Tweet of the Day: "mmmmmmmm can u smell that? its smells GOOD..... DO U KNO WHAT THAT SMELL IS????? THATS THE SMELL OF THEN BBALL SEASON STARTING!!!" -- DevinEbanks3 (Lakers forward Devin Ebanks)

Reader Comment of the Day: "The main threats are all in the east...Boston, Orlando and Miami. What did I like best about preseason? That its over. Who do I dislike more Miami or Boston? Boston in a landslide. They're the team that has tormented Laker Jerry West & Elgin Baylor, their teammates and Laker fans in the 60's. So I would like nothing better than to exact the same misery on Doc, PP, Ray Ray, KG, Shaq and the rest of their team, their fans and everyone associated with the Celtics." -- LRob

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is expected to play in the 30-minute range in tonight's season opener against the Houston Rockets. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

 
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Yeah! My first post after reading the blog for the past three years...

Can't wait for this season to start!


Go Lakers!!!!

WHAT??? I didn't repeat the RCOTD???

I'm shocked.

SHOCKED I tell ya....


LOL!! Congrats LRob!! And I agree - Boston will always be the Lakers arch-enemy on account of their stinking green-ness.

NBA Season begins... on TNT!


Celtics SHAQ,KG,PIERCE,ALLEN,RONDO...
Lakers Pau,Lamar,Ron,Kobe,Derek...
Rockets YAO,SCOLA,BATTIER,MARTIN,BROOKS
Heat Joel,Chris,Lebron,Dwayne,Carlos


This will be the most quiet media coverage ring ceremony due to the BIG ANTICIPATION of covering the NEW BIG THREE, and with more hoopla as they are playing the OLD BIG THREE, now a big five (Rondo and Shaq). Heat! Celtics! Lakers! Rockets? ok... I guess Yao Ming alone carries more weight than Spurs or OKC.

RCOTD = LROB = OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!! KUDOS!!!
HELLLLLL YEAH!!!! NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!
You deserved many more my Brother!!!

Yeah! My first post after reading the blog for the past three years...Can't wait for this season to start! Go Lakers!!!!Posted by: OCisMambaCounty | October 26, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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MY God!!! 3 years and your 1st post?...Well better late than never. Welcome to Lakers Blog and Lakers Nation. Hope you join the Fam on Game Chat tonight. Now I'm expecting to see another post sooner than another 3 years! LOl! Welcome aboard! Glad to have you.

LRob: Congrats on a well-deserved Friedman Award. I totally agree, the meat are the fad of the moment - it's those hated celtics in their ghastly green uni's that should be the desired target to get knocked off.

I just can't wait, it's gonna be deja vu all over again, just like the Showtime Lakers. Lose one we shoulda won to the greenies, then beat them down twice within a 4-yr span. A second 3-peat in a decade, and mind-boggling 4th for PJ, this may be one of the sweetest years yet for our beloved Lakers!

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LakerTom: I'm a Raider die-hard, but will let my allegiances spill out here: I'd trade one Laker championship for the Raiders (ohh it pains me), Dodgers, Trojan football & UCLA basketball (I can root for both, my dad went to both schools and I went to CSULB! lol) going winless for a decade. Oh man, this one really hurts, but I'd even choose a Laker championship over the Galaxy going winless, for say two years (I don't know if I could bear more than that - I'm a huge Galaxy fan!).

You have stated that Lakers are your primary team, playing the finest sport - and I want to make the same declaration here. The Lakers are my fave team of all sports, and I do agree, basketball is hands-down the greatest sport to watch. Just wanted to stand with you in solidarity on that!

The countdown is on. A mere 4 hrs 51 minutes til TNT's Inside the NBA. I can't wait to see Sir Charles rip the little princess to shreds!


GO LAKERS!!!!!

Ron Ron is INFINITELY a better role model for kids, and a shining example of someone who's life went astray, yet persevered through the down times and has come out on top!

Where would our Lakers be without Ron Ron????


GO LAKERS!!!!!

LEWSTRS,
By the way, I noticed on the last few go-arounds with the bus that I am no longer keeper of the flame. Now I'm just some woman traveling back and forth through worm-holes and the time-space continuum.

Was wondering, were there flame keeper tryouts that I missed?

Okay, okay. I'm sorry. I shouldn't complain. I'm just glad to be on the bus. And I'm near the front, so I have a damn good view.

As Mamba would say, "Carry on."

LRob - with the regular season opener Friedman Award... congrats!

By the way, I noticed on the last few go-arounds with the bus that I am no longer keeper of the flame. Now I'm just some woman traveling back and forth through worm-holes and the time-space continuum. Was wondering, were there flame keeper tryouts that I missed? Okay, okay. I'm sorry. I shouldn't complain. I'm just glad to be on the bus. And I'm near the front, so I have a damn good view. As Mamba would say, "Carry on." Posted by: LakerLass | October 26, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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You still Rolling Lass! WOW!! That light Lass, it's almost blinding! LOL!! Thank you Lady!! No more storm clouds here! Lass you are miracle worker. Bottle that stuff and you & Fatty with his Elixir go into business. I believe some ultra bright business woman suggested that. LOL!
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@Lewsters, sorry to bother you bro but the next time you change the Bus can you put Lass next to me or me next to Lass? Thank you sir! And thank you for the other thing, damn good looking out!

RRRRRRRRRR UUUUUUU READYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

Everyone please report to your seats.
This is your final warning.
Buckle your seatbelts and prepare for takeoff!
Its gonna be a bumpy ride!

Destination: 3PEAT CITY!

Liftoff in 1900 hours.
Let the countdown begin!

RRRRRRRRRR UUUUUUU READYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

Everyone please report to your seats.
This is your final warning.
Buckle your seatbelts and prepare for takeoff!
Its gonna be a bumpy ride!

Destination: 3PEAT CITY!

Liftoff in 1900 hours.
Let the countdown begin! Posted by: yellofever | October 26, 2010 at 11:29 AM

HELL YEAH!!! OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!

Yes LeRob, my Reader Comment everyday. Yes, Boston Celtics are the most hated team, the evil empire equivalent to the vanquished NY Yankees. Beware of the poster who calls himself "lakerfan" but actually a treacherous fan whose sole purpose is to wreck havoc in this blog through division and impersonation. Leprechauns never disappear since the fifties, they just reinvent their wicked ways through illicit means by going against the Lakers. Unfortunately, we are now in the 21st century, their tricks are old and repetitious. Von Wafer, Shaq and Delonte West are their answers for this season. VW and DW could not even stay on the floor without fighting, Shaq goes to Harvard. From Phoenix University to Harvard, for the sake of ego is that not a mockery of educational standards? The good people of Massachusetts would welcome him for the spirit of a last hurrah before the team fades from oblivion permanently.

If luke waltons not playing, Im not watching ,,period

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES . . .

Comparing pregame rhetoric from last year's opening day to this year...

LAST YEAR ~ Buzz of anticipation was about 72 wins
THIS YEAR ~ Buzz of anticipation is about Three-peat -- much better!

LAST YEAR ~ Craving revenge against Celtics in Finals
THIS YEAR ~ Savoring victory over Celtics in Finals -- much better!

LAST YEAR ~ Only add was Artest and we were nervous
THIS YEAR ~ Adds of Blake, Barnes, Ratliffe, Ebanks, Caracter -- much better!

LAST YEAR ~ MM a newbie
THIS YEAR ~ MM has earned his stripes -- much better!

LAST YEAR ~ Walton injured in preseason
THIS YEAR ~ Walton injured in preseason -- some things never change!

Mike

If luke waltons not playing, Im not watching ,,period Posted by: mark shapiro | October 26, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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LMAO!!

The whole town is buzzing with excitement over the ring ceremony and the new season. WHOOHOO!!!!

GO LAKERS!

mark shapiro - no, man! Don't do it! I know it hurts, but rise above the pain. We need our "X factor," but try to cheer anyway. Cheer through the tears and the hurt and the loss. Soon, oh soon, the Lukester will be back with his inconsistent jump shot, incredible 2 inch vertical leap and high BB IQ, and you can breathe easy again.

Or he'll retire. Either way.

hi ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

if u think this is exciting, just imagine one year from now when we start the first

4-PEATTTTTTTTTTTTTTT of the century!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and for Kobe and the Lakers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z33tH-JdPDg

"i got the power"

The whole town is buzzing with excitement over the ring ceremony and the new season. WHOOHOO!!!!Posted by: longtimelakerlover | October 26, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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Just think how excited they would be if Luke was playing! The crowd would probably blow the roof off the Staples center with their cheering.

OCisMambaCountry: "Yeah! My first post after reading the blog for the past three years...
Can't wait for this season to start!"
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Welcome to the blog! Hope you decide to become a regular and stick around.


GO LAKERS!!!!!

@LakerMike, The List...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!!!! Carry on!

This just might the the most epic Laker season EVER.
A threepeat is at stake (Kobe's second and Phil's fourth), Kobe trying to tie Michael, Lakers trying to tie the Celtics, Phil's final season (?), and an evil force in Miami looms in the horizon.

Aside from Bynum's health, everything is in place. The bench has been upgraded, Pau and Kobe are well rested, Artest looks confident, Lamar is in shape, the rookies look good, and Luke is out. What more can a Laker fan ask for?

TELL ME! TELL ME THIS IS NOT THE GOAT:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8oDUZqhiWs&feature=related

SOMEBODY ANYBODY, JUST TELL ME THIS IS NOT THE GOAT:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeuFgSENkfc&feature=related

" … and Luke is out. What more can a Laker fan ask for?
Posted by: LAKER TRUTH

smells like HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but the priorities RRRRRRRRRRRRR

3-Peat is at stake (Kobe's second and Phil's fourth)

Kobe ties Michael
Lakers ties the Celtics =17

GOD%$$#%@@$^^&!!! SOMEBODY TELL ME THIS NOT THE GOAT!!!!!!
http://tinyurl.com/2c3uutk - IT’S TIME FOR WAR

'Coincidentally or not, Duncan has four titles too, and may be a longer shot than Shaq to get No. 5."


Duncan's 4 carriesw more weight than Shaq, because Duncan played only for one team, while Shaq moved from team to team to gather rings. Magic, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Cavs, Celtics, 6 teams 3 rings with the Lakers, SHAQ's 4 is no comparison's to Duncan's 4 and Kobe's 5 playing for ONE TEAM ONLY.


Shaq should go after Horry's record (moved from team to team)not the likes of Duncan, Kobe, Magic, MJ.

Edwin Gueco:

You wrote: Yes, Boston Celtics are the most hated team, the evil empire equivalent to the vanquished NY Yankees.

Response: how about Marcos's evil regime?

bYou wrote: Beware of the poster who calls himself "lakerfan" but actually a treacherous fan whose sole purpose is to wreck havoc in this blog through division and impersonation.

Response: Not very nice of you to call someone treacherous, is it? What if I called you silly old man who is churlish and childish?


Yea!!!CLAP CLAP CLAP!!!! The day has finally arrived, Lewstrs the Bus is filling up and ready to ROOLLL!! You might need a doubledecker. Mornin Mamba24, Awesome Bandwagon! Kobe Bryant's 15th year as a LAKER, more years than any other Laker. Going for his 6th ring, more than the Showtime lakers and a Championship to TIE the GREEN WIENIES!! Saw where Phil is going to introduce the 1st player and the Players are going to introduce each other! Should be fun.

I love Ron so much that I want him to be a 3-peat champion, was that too much to ask? Ron's willing to auction his first ring because he feels he can get more rings with the Lakers. That will make Ron motivated.

Yea!!!CLAP CLAP CLAP!!!! The day has finally arrived, Lewstrs the Bus is filling up and ready to ROOLLL!! You might need a doubledecker. Mornin Mamba24, Awesome Bandwagon! Kobe Bryant's 15th year as a LAKER, more years than any other Laker. Going for his 6th ring, more than the Showtime lakers and a Championship to TIE the GREEN WIENIES!! Saw where Phil is going to introduce the 1st player and the Players are going to introduce each other! Should be fun. Posted by: NewMexicoLL | October 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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Yes NewMexicoLL The big day is finally here!!! Seemed like an eternity didn't it? LOL! And you can thank LEWSTRS for both the Roll call AND the Bandwagon!!! The man is a dynamo. He did all that in addition to running a business of his own! You think he's ready for the season to start? LOL! I got a feeling it's going to be a good game. Enjoy!!
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@LEWSTRS, Thanks again my brother!

GO LAKERS!!!!!!


#17 for Lakers
#12 for Phil Jackson (four three-peat)
#11 for Buss
#6 for Kobe and Fisher
#3 for Gasol, Odom, Bynum, Shannon, Sasha, and Walton
#2 for Artest
#1 for Blake, Barnes, Ratliff, Ebanks, and Caracter


Here's tonight's theme song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBUJztI884M

The whole town is buzzing with excitement over the ring ceremony and the new season. WHOOHOO!!!!Posted by: longtimelakerlover | October 26, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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Just think how excited they would be if Luke was playing! The crowd would probably blow the roof off the Staples center with their cheering.

Posted by: mamba24 | October 26, 2010 at 12:01 PM

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I almost considered not watching, because it is, after all, Luke. I mean, who else is there on the Lakers worth watching? ;p


Here's tonight's theme song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBUJztI884M Posted by: LakerPeace | October 26, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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GENIUS!!! Now why didn't anybody else think of that? And so yes, yes, i must say it...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!!!!!!
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I love Ron so much that I want him to be a 3-peat champion, was that too much to ask? Posted by: Jeanette | October 26, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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No, No, No! That is not to much to ask!!! I think it would be quite appropriate, besides making Kobe have 7 Rings to solidify his GOAT status. And just where have you been all summer? LOL! Welcome back you were missed!!!!!

So there's this guy that comes into my work every day yakking about the Heat, and how he loves them and they're gonna kill the Lakers. So I ask him "Hey, how long will Miller be out?" He says "Miller's injured?" WTH!!! So I say to him "You'll be watching the Heat play the C's tonight. And you know what I'll be watching? I'll be watching THE LAKERS GET THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS!!!!!" HA! He ran out the door really fast just shaking his head and making faces. What a tool.

I'm so ready for tonight!!!

GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!1

I almost considered not watching, because it is, after all, Luke. I mean, who else is there on the Lakers worth watching? Posted by: longtimelakerlover | October 26, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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You mean me and mark Shapiro weren't the only ones?...LMAO!!!!!

longtimelakerlover - with great power comes great responsibility... to mess with all those non-Lakers fans. "I pity the fools!"

yup!!! Larry....that will mean Lakers going for a 4-peat, AWESOME!!!...

I was around all summer lurking, I don't want to be absent for Lakers' most important games. GOTTA send my Lakers' love....

Hey guys we should have a post up within 20 minutes or so

Like clockwork, MM comes through with the goods. MM: the fifth Laker... er, fifteenth Laker.

@Laker Lass - got your well deserved designation on your name...

@Mamba24 - got you sandwiched between Lass and justa...hmmm...NICE seat bro...well deserved...

@LRob - my other brother...Congrats on the RCOTD...a good sign for opening night...Go Pau...lol

This is a post and run...Just can't concentrate on work today...I wonder why...lmao

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

longtimelakerlover - with great power comes great responsibility... to mess with all those non-Lakers fans. "I pity the fools!" Posted by: 63 Footer | October 26, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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LMAO!!
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yup!!! Larry....that will mean Lakers going for a 4-peat, AWESOME!!!...

I was around all summer lurking, I don't want to be absent for Lakers' most important games. GOTTA send my Lakers' love....Posted by: Jeanette | October 26, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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Well now you're back and all is good with Lakers Nation. You were their Good Luck charm last year so Jeanette, no pressure but...we expect the same outstanding performance from being their Lucky Charm this year!! LOL! Now that you've posted I already know that the Lakers will win so I can just relax and enjoy the game. Thanks!!!!

Thanks CybercosmiX & Mamba24. I just wanted to introduce myself before the trolls start invading.

I wanted to start posting this because I cannot hold my excitement anymore about this season and I've already annoyed my girlfriend, family, friends, and co-workers all off-season.

With a refreshed roster, this year is going to be special.

1,2,3, RING!

DESTINATION: STAPLES CENTER FOR OPENING AND RING NIGHT!!!
Let's show unity and support for this most excellent season coming up!

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LEWSTRS - (Driver) Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation
NewMexicoLL - (Shotgun) From Land of The Original Lakers
Caliphilosopher - British Correspondent
justanothermambafan –(Security) Fabulous AND Funny dammit
Mamba24 - (Navigator) OUTFREAKIN STANDING!
Laker Lass - KEEPER OF THE FLAME: No matter what UNIVERSE or alternate REALITY I’m in I AM A LAKER FAN!!
LRob - DJ Extraordanire - Archives Master
Mark Medina - The "Customs Officer"
ZairaAmaterasu - Goddess of the Blog!
Laker Tom - NorCal Chapter
utzworld - THE ONCE AND FUTURE BANNER HOLDER - Chaplain
Fan of The Mamba - Midwest Chapter
phred - The 'Love' Chapter
Jamie Sweet - "Kobe didn't, doesn't and won't ever suck".
KobeMVP888 - Courtside Technician
RDLee - Ready to Roll
LakerPeace - Ready for the Quest for #17
Houston Laker - Needs a game day Link
Noah - Gods favorite
JustaLakerFan - Got some tunes to strike up the band
63 - Footer - Ready to put some foot into some heat behind
Magic Phil - He of the magic skill
#4 - He knows this is Phils 4th 3-peat
EastCoastJessie - Latina Princess
And the Jello Is Jigglin - He can turn Lebron to Jello
Tim-4-Show - Shannon Browns advisor
Lone Star Laker Fan - Olde Timey Historian"
LakerJ - Fire Fighter - Will Extinguish The Heat
Cofm99 – In House Guitarist
Segeboy/Taliq – Sheriff
OutLaw – Defense Specilaist
Baby Outlaw – Defense Specialist in Training
Fearless – Dynasties are cemented in the 4th QUARTER
Rick Friedman – Morale Officer
Faith – Defense Officer
Jon K – Undercover Agent
J24 – Fairness Officer
PsychedLakerGirl – Review Judge
Joe Corad – Night Games Supervisor
Adrian Palomar – Philippines Chapter
Caps-Googles – Tech Foul Official
CyberCosmix – Devising otherworldly Laker Defense
2Phatt – Can Squash anything with the name Heat
WesJoeNixcon – Shaolin Monk – Trainer of IP Man
lance from da' bronx - East Coast Chapter
MS – The Tune Master
Zach - From San Diego Chapter
Jefe101 – 17th Parade Director
Staples24 – Director of Trades
Nemaia Faletogo - Tropical Zen Master
LAKER TRUTH - Abe in Purple and Gold
Humanomaly - Trekkie and proud of it
htj - Memphis BBQ Specialist
puddle - 550 Celtics dollars richer
hobbitmage - my response: Lakers Rule
yellowfever - symptoms-turning purple and gold
mclyne - bus roof surfer(you know, like in the movie "Teen Wolf")
longtimelakerfan - Leave Luke Alone
iheartkb24 - Norcal Pinay Sweetheart
Edwin Gueco - The Voice of Reason
Hugo Boss - Colorado loves our World Champion Lakers!
VMan - 'V' for Victory!
frmkt - GO LAKERS & IN BUSS WE TRUST!
lone star laker fan - alone in Texas, but flying the purple and gold
G in DC(aka GDUB) - Let's go Ls...all the way to 3-peat!!!!!
JohnnyV - justa smooch winner
Otis- Drunk and in jail...
Tom Daniels - Wise Man = Laker Wisdom
longtimelakerlover - Laker Girl for life
brian - Ebanks will be an All Star
Art - FL Lakers Fan - Florida Chapter
Rocky - San Diego Chapter
KBlitz - Walking Encylopedia
bronxlakerfan - Purple and Gold with Pinstripes...
ChicNstu - Blue Plate Special
LakerFanInCowTown - Behind enemy lines...
The Triangulator - "Other Teams may River Dance, the Lakers Ballet is an Artistry in Rhythm."
mud - Analysis Technician
CornerJ - From the corner...automatic...
Fatty - THE DEFENSE BEGIN, ANOTHER TITLE TO WIN
LakerMike - Wait, just wait on it, & behold the beauty..
pfunk36 - Just get Kobe the ball!!!
dave m - 'm' stands for MONEY...Lakers 3Peat
London Laker - a lakerholic while living in london
VirginiaLakerFan - Go Lakers--all the way to 17 & a 3-Peat.
Lakers Por Vida - Livin' La Vida Loca
Jolly Rancher - Lamar's favorite baybee...
AndTheJellosJigglin - Chick's legacy lives on!
segeboy - A new season is upon us...
Laker J - LET THE (NEXT) JOURNEY BEGIN!
Don't Blame Del Harris! - I haven't been this excited for a new season since the summer of '96! Woot-woot!
Allnet - Like in "swish"...
The Outlaw - Wanted Dead or Alive
htj - "I'll take our best two vs.their best two, any day and twice on Sunday."
Kobe81pts - "absolutely don't ever want LBJ, the big spoiled brat to play for the Lakers....NEVER!!!!"
LakersWorld - Global Warming
Let's Go L's! - Laker pride through ALL and ANY ADVERSITY! Peace.
JustASouthCalFan - Laker fan for 28 years...
TNTLakerFan - It's time to proceed on the quest for the 3peat!
longtimelakerlover - GO LAKERS!!!!!!!KILL HOUSTON!!!!
wildone - This could be the greatest Laker season ever...
Larry of LA - Really psyched about the season...
WintonDupree - Let's get this Three-peat 2.0 party started!!!!
Kobefan in Cupertino - Oh yeah baby...... we're BAAAACCKKKKKKK
Jeanette - "I love Ron so MUCH..."

LAKER FANS JUMP ABOARD AND REPRESENT...PLENTY OF SEATS LEFT!!!

@Mamba24 - got you sandwiched between Lass and justa...hmmm...NICE seat bro...well deserved Posted by: LEWSTRS | October 26, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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Thanks Lewstrs! Now that's one sandwhich I love. LOL!

I wanted to start posting this because I cannot hold my excitement anymore about this season and I've already annoyed my girlfriend, family, friends, and co-workers all off-season. With a refreshed roster, this year is going to be special. 1,2,3, RING! Posted by: OCisMambaCounty | October 26, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT! You got three years of repressed posting in your system. Let it out my brother, let it out!!! LOL!

Mamba24: Thanks for the epic roll call. You, my friend, are a never-tiring source of blog enthusiasm and wit.

LakerTom: At some point this season, I want to catch a game up north with you. Maybe a Lakers/Warriors match-up?

Edwin: Thanks for asking about Baby Outlaw. The little guy is almost two, and he's got the energy of ten Kobes. He is, quite simply, my pride and joy.

JAMF: I will continue to campaign for your All-Star appearance alongside MM.

LEWSTRS: I'm on a bus, motha--shut your mouth. Damn, that bus is AWESOME.

Faith: Time to come home.

A shout out to all my blog comrades. May the best team win.

Go Lake Show!

longtimelakerlover - with great power comes great responsibility... to mess with all those non-Lakers fans. "I pity the fools!"

Posted by: 63 Footer | October 26, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Oh, I'm all about that. Think I successfully roasted some of the C and Sun faithful over the past coupla years quite successfully. I may be a girl, but when it comes to my team I'm like a mama bear. Don't mess with me!!!

Lakertruth

Agree.. Lot at stake.. Esp lookin forward to a looser and lighter ron ron... and one of our biggest roadblocks to 3peat has to be a healthy luke.. If the pinch nerve acts up again then our road gets a whole lot easier.

But I wouldn't worry too much bout the heat as much as the celtics.. Game 7 was a bitter pill to swallow and nothing can motivate you more than revenge... Add a vengeful hungry Shraq playin for the league minimum and it kinda scares me come playoffs.. Well hungry figurately n literally cause once a lardass always..

And homecourt advantage is absolutely critical so with an improved bench and weaker west they should get it done.

longtimelakerlover - Hell hath no fury like a Lakers girl kickin' some C & Sun butt in the pursuit of a Ring. Go forth and mama bear them all my child.

MM - How about we rock a game day chat starting with the Meats v. the Cheats?

That's a really tough game to know who to root against harder. I mean on one hand you've got this team that's getting all sorts of premature coronation and another team - well they're the Friggin C's. Has there ever been a more repulsive, dirty, disgusting, unworthy team in the history of organized sports?
They represent everything wrong with sports and seeing them lose is always a highlight. But if they end up winning, at least princess Jimmy and her merry band of carpetbaggers lose!

I guess we'll just have to call it the Win-Win-Lose-Lose Bowl.

@ZAIRA... You continue to impress me with the breadth of your knowledge and insight into beautiful things. I loved the Michael Nyman song and the images from the movie were wonderful. One of the most beautiful and sexual love stories ever in my opinion. Holly Hunter was just magnificent and one of my favorite women. You are right that sometimes words alone cannot convey the passion that music and images do. Thank you.
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@JON K... Great to see you ready to enjoy your first championship run since your return from exile in Ohio. Isn’t it ironic that guys like Kevin Durant and Ron Artest are becoming known as the anti-LeBrons? We’ll miss your inside view from Cleveland but hopefully there are some Lakers fans in Miami who will take over for you. Looking forward to this season as much as any in my long life as a diehard Lakers fan. Bring on the rings.
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@CCX... “You have stated that Lakers are your primary team, playing the finest sport - and I want to make the same declaration here. The Lakers are my fave team of all sports, and I do agree, basketball is hands-down the greatest sport to watch. Just wanted to stand with you in solidarity on that!” Right on, Mike. No question that a Lakers championship is the cream of the crop for me too. The Yankees were my first sports love and baseball was my first sport while I was growing up but once I moved to California and started playing basketball myself, there was no doubt that I had found “my” game. In a strange way, I’m almost glad (note I did say almost) that the Yankees are NOT in the World Series and the Niners are not in the hunt. Now I can focus on my Lakers.
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@LROB... Congrats on ANOTHER Friedman/JAMF award. At this pace, your mantle is going to overflowing with trophies by the end of the season. And thanks for all the music links. You got me listening to so many great old songs that tend to get all nostalgic. Thank God you’re not recommending any of the great country songs or I would probably start crying at all the broken hearts. And Mick Hucknall’s version of Cole Porter’s Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye has to be the best rendition of one of the world’s greatest love songs ever.
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@LAKERMIKE... Nice job on the TYR/LYR comparisons. The Mikes look like they’re ready to rock-n-roll. I’m still standing by my recent post that it is going to be the improved play from Lamar Odom, Ron Artest, and Andrew Bynum that is going to fuel the Lakers run to their second three-peat. Can’t wait for the day to end so I can go home and turn on the DVR and watch the Celtics ruin the Heat’s opening day and the Lakers trounce the Rockets and send a message to the rest of the league that the path to the championship goes through LA.
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TOM

This is for the rest of the league:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjHzXDe-csw

Expose': lakerfan, you don't belong to this blog, you are a SWIPER go home to the Septics. You're are also a congenital racist who loves to raise names of dictators. Beware of this wolf who comes in sheep's clothing but actually comes here to cause havoc by impersonating handles, constant changing of names and a great imitator. I would rather have a thousand Mike T. than be with this posse'. He is no laker fan but a leprechaun who uses the handle laker fan. You should be ashamed of yourself to hide in names of Curious George, Old Hippy, Church Woman and laker fan anymore names....Swiper, swiper

"--An anonymous NBA players shares with ESPN.com that Kevin Durant will win the league MVP, but the Lakers will three-eat (insider subscription required)."
I'm pretty sure I don't need an "insider subscription" to know this!

@OCISMAMBACOUNTY... Welcome aboard. It’s great to see another Lakers fan who finally has to put their own posts out there for all to enjoy. And what’s wrong with the girlfriend, family, friends, and co-workers? You have surrounded yourself with non-Lakers fans. Perhaps you need to raise your standards. JK.
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TOM

@OUTLAW... “LakerTom: At some point this season, I want to catch a game up north with you. Maybe a Lakers/Warriors match-up?” That sounds like a great idea, Outlaw. Do you live up here or were you just planning on a visit? Let me know and I will make sure to include you in our future plans. Hey, where is your profile. If nothing else, it’s a great way to show of Baby Outlaw. Main reason I did one was my grandkids.
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TOM

The little guy is almost two, and he's got the energy of ten Kobes. He is, quite simply, my pride and joy. - Outlaw

I'm sure it is pride and joy, I've a three year old granddaughter too and we have to rearrange the furnitures just in chasing her. You must have been tired of watching the Nick Jr channel, Caillou, Dora etc. I guess AZ's boy should be 4 years old now and Mitch son maybe in HS dubbed as the replacement of Smush in '07. lol!

LRob- Congrats, for a man that doesn't sleep.LOL

OCis MambaCounty, welcome to the blog. You are on your way in as I am on my way out. We need replacement too. I lived at the boundary of North Orange and LA counties. I know there are many laker fans in OC who are not in this blog but also very knowledgeable about their Lakers. However, they are fairweather because they couldn't stand losing especially to the hated Celtics. they could not tolerate inept players who don't show up nor have any pride of their Lakers brand but OC fans are dedicated and loyal to the legends and winners. Keep on blogging because we are having changing of the guards in the future.

Man- you can never root for the C's, I don't care if they're playing SATAN and his demons. I pulling for SATAN, HATE THE C's.

CHURLISH AND CHILDISH POST:

Expose': lakerfan, you don't belong to this blog, you are a SWIPER go home to the Septics. You're are also a congenital racist who loves to raise names of dictators. Beware of this wolf who comes in sheep's clothing but actually comes here to cause havoc by impersonating handles, constant changing of names and a great imitator. I would rather have a thousand Mike T. than be with this posse'. He is no laker fan but a leprechaun who uses the handle laker fan. You should be ashamed of yourself to hide in names of Curious George, Old Hippy, Church Woman and laker fan anymore names....Swiper, swiper

Posted by: Edwin Gueco | October 26, 2010 at 01:05 PM


DirecTV is set to record.

Wore my Lakers championship T-shirt to work.

Asked about any Celtic fans in the group. Might as well start the
season off right by servin 'em grief from the git-go.

Lewstrs,

have you thought about putting an antenna on the buses?


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Information is second only to a bazooka when fighting
supposed super-powers.

LeRob - for a man that doesn't sleep.

He doesn't live in New York but truly he knows his Lakers past and actual footage of how it happened. Is he a historian or a prophet? A Toynbee or a Nostradamus, he is LRob from Michigan, he saw it all and now telling the laker flock the light, the glory and the frustrations. Lately, he is the You Tube genius, a collection of music. I usually don't admire bloggers but this one is something special. I would wait for the day when topic goes to the kitchen, LeRob become a cook, a chef, a Julia Child or a poor Martha Stewart in offer suggestions on proper Laker cuisine and nutrition. Shannon Brown will be one of his followers who is a voracious eater of seafood ("I eat when I see food") lol!

LROB -

I'm with you. I want the Lakers and Celtics to meet the next 5 or 6 years in the finals and for the Lakers to absolutely OWN them (with Kobe player-coaching the last title). More dejected faces of Pierce + more Shaq looking less and less effective while Kobe forges on + more Doc whining that they WOULD have won the title, except... + more Fat-Baby Davis drooling and screaming and losing + more KG getting his smack-talk shoved back in his mouth = good times.

Only this time it would be DOUBLY sweet in that those guys in Miami who think they own the world wouldn't even MAKE the finals those 5 or 6 years.

"Churlish & childish" another imitation from LakerTom

lakerfan, you are no original in this blog, we're tired of keeping up with your tirade throughout summer. Let us expose you in the open and if you want to try this old blogger, pick up an alley and I will meet you there. You bummer impersonator.

Yessir. I'll put $50 on Edwin

Aside from Bynum's health, everything is in place. The bench has been upgraded, Pau and Kobe are well rested, Artest looks confident, Lamar is in shape, the rookies look good, and Luke is out. What more can a Laker fan ask for?
by LAKER TRUTH

LMAO!!!

Yessir. I'll put $50 on Edwin Posted by: ChicNstu | October 26, 2010 at 01:49 PM
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You and me both my brother!!!

Man- you can never root for the C's, I don't care if they're playing SATAN and his demons. I pulling for SATAN, HATE THE C's. Posted by: 2Phatt | October 26, 2010 at 01:29 PM
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DAMMMMMMMN!!!!!! That's some powerful hate my friend!! But it is also one that is....OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!

Go Celtics!

Seriously, I hate Boston, but I respect them. And when it comes time to three-peat and to tie the Celts in total NBA titles at 17, I want to see the ugly green unis trudging off the floor while the Lakers celebrate.

I'm sick of the Heat and the season hasn't even started. Let's see our traditional rivals come out of the East and have some fun.

And please, someone beat the San Francisco Giants before they accidentally win a World Series and ruin their perfect record.

Lewstrs... I counted 104 FAITHFUL, LAKERHOLIC FANs on your BUS. That is awesome. Are you supplying the Margaritas or is it BYOB? Oh well, we all have to be coherent tonite anyway....don't want to miss a thing. Oh, I just hope they come out with a lot of fire!!!!!!!!!

"i love the smell of nba titles in the morning"! ramping up for another 3peat! let's do it!


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