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Caught in the Web: Reactions to the Lakers' 102-95 preseason victory over Denver Nuggets

 

--The Times' Baxter Holmes dissects Kobe Bryant's improved shooting night. Holmes also highlights George Karl's road to recovery after battling last season with throat cancer.

--The Times' Mark Heisler gives the proper perspective in explaining why the preseason doesn't matter.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding looks at how Bryant looks and the substitution patterns Phil Jackson took at the forward position.

--The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman details the different Nuggets' personnel that guarded Bryant. He also breaks down the Nuggets' loss to the Lakers.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky take you into the Lakers' locker room, and Brian gives his quick-hit thoughts on the game.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen explains why Phil Jackson wants Pau Gasol to be more of a leader.

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller takes Michael Jordan to task on his ranking of Bryant.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights the Lakers' contingency plans for their numerous injuries as well as Lamar Odom's hope that he gets invited for the 2012 Olympics.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details the game with a running diary.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark sizes up the Lakers' defense.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano breaks down the Lakers' win over Denver and previews tonight's game against the Utah Jazz.

Tweet of the Day: "My son is SO excited that daddy's team is winning. I told him to get used to it. ;) Right guys?!" -- kristenblake2 (Kristen Blake, wife of Lakers guard Steve Blake)

Reader Comment of the Day: "HEALTH will be the X factor... Other wise, I think we are well loaded for a run at a 3 Peat...you can't say that Mitch and Dr. Buss didn't give us the best chance with the upgrades they accomplished during the off season...I can't wait" -- LEWSTRS

-- Mark Medina

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RCOTD = LEWSTRS = OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!! KUDOS!!
Yes, Yes, YES!!! It's about time LEW got his DO!!!!!

Congrats LEWSTRS! :-)

LEW

Congrats! You and I were schooled well on the concept of HEALTH by a blogger who I miss dearly. It is ALWAYS the first important factor to any shot at a championship.

LEWSTRS: Outstanding RCOTD, I wholeheartedly agree that the only thing that could derail this threepeat is injuries. For once, I would love Drew to stay healthy throughout the year/postseason - we will need him to exploit the meats weakness.

&

MM: This is hands-down the best blog I've been on, sports or non-sports. The amount of hard work that you put into it shows, and I know I speak for everyone when I say THANK YOU for all you do for us Laker fans!!!!

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Playing catchup ball on the blog right now (and only missed back to 1am last night! lol...), but isn't it great that we are counting down to another game tonight! =D

Now got some catching up and video watching to do...


GO LAKERS!!!!!

LEWSTRS! The man, the myth, the legend!

LakerTom

"I was just taking the opportunity to compliment Blitz for a statement that I thought was worth reposting. As many times as Blitz and I have gotten into it, I respect that he has never become obscene or profane and has always spoken up when others, even his sometime allies, have responded thusly.

Posted by: LakerTom | October 17, 2010 at 10:52 AM"
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I agree wholeheartedly that in a vacuum it was a post worth re-posting. It was the context in which it was posted that obviated the necessity of posting it at all. Calling out a public figure and voicing my opinion about him as a human being is entirely different than attacking someone in here with name calling. Sure, I could just say that Michael Jordan is arrogant, but that doesn't quite describe my feelings toward him both now and when he was a player. So I chose a well known and understood term that fell short of a profanity, yet drove home my point. While I was as in awe of him on the basketball court, I did not put him on a pedestal like most of the rest of the world did given his filandering, gambling habits and otherwise smug, holier than thou attitude that got a pass from everyone. It's funny, but while Kobe can act, sound and play "Just Like Mike," he doesn't get the same pass. Perhaps that bugs me a little bit. But I digress...

The point is that KB Blitz took a harmless comment that I made that wasn't a personal attack on him or even directed AT him and fooled even YOU into going along with his premise. Yes, in a vacuum I agree that bloggers shouldn't call each other names and use profanities on a public blog, but I did neither, so his post was entirely misplaced.

Uh-oh... mom and dad are fighting again. (Covers ears.) Make it stop!

Oh, and I can't wait for tonight's game. Utah will be a nice yardstick for our team defense.

Uh-oh... mom and dad are fighting again. (Covers ears.) Make it stop!Posted by: 63 Footer | October 17, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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LMAO!!!

Sorry guys, but I don't take cheap shots lightly!

Go Lakers! #17 coming up STRONG!!

Sorry guys, but I don't take cheap shots lightly!Posted by: KobeMVP888 | October 17, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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Nor should you sir. Yes this is very understandable, if not regretable...Don't Carry On! Lol!

MM - Thank you for the honor...and every one thank you for the kind words...

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

LEWSTRS - You deserved the honor!!! Thanks for being such a valuable part of the blog

MM

@888… My apologies. I did think you said that KB BLITZ was a horse’s ass, which of course he isn’t. Since you were referring to MJ, who is a horse’s ass, I agree 100%. And the 100 pt and Kobe top 10 comments were classless coming from a player of his stature, who would never have done as well as he did without the help of the refs and the Jordan Rules.
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TOM


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