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Kobe Bryant not worried about finding his shot

Kobe Bryant may have shot 28.2% from the field and 17% from three-point range during the exhibition season, but he claimed after practice Wednesday that he's not worried about his shot.

It looked as if Bryant should have been worried at the beginning of Tuesday night's season opener against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center.

Bryant made his first shot, but missed his next four, finishing the first half one for five.

But then again, Bryant may be right not to be worried.

He was seven for 15 from the field in the second half, eight for 20 for the game.

"Do you really have to worry about me finding my shot?" Bryant said, a stern look on his face when he was asked that question.

Bryant didn't practice Wednesday so he could rest his right knee, on which he had surgery over the summer.

Theo Ratliff (sore left knee), Luke Walton (strained right hamstring) and Andrew Bynum (right knee) also didn't practice Wednesday.

Bryant said he trusted making the pass to new teammate Steve Blake during Tuesday night's game.

Blake took Bryant's pass and made a three-pointer with 18.8 seconds left to give the Lakers a 112-110 lead.

"I've seen him play for years now," Bryant said. "I"ve seen him hit big shots before. I know he's not scared of the moment, he won't shy away from the moment."

The Lakers will practice again Thursday before boarding a flight to Phoenix to play the Suns on Friday night.

-- Broderick Turner 

 

 
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The problem is that at the end of last season Kobe put his shot in a cardboard box in the bottom of his locker. Well, LO spilled a big bag of sugarbabies and a soda in Kobe's locker and didn't tell anyone. When they came back for camp, Kobe found his shot firmly caked in a block of caramel and syrup. That takes a little more than a simple dusting off to get it back where it needs to be. So, don't worry, it's just going to take a little more time to clean the little bugger up to shine the rest of the season.

JR

JR,

That's funny my friend!

He'll find it when he needed to! He always does...

Wouldn't it be sweet if Kobe only has to play 32-35 minutes and "can get by with a little help from " his "friends?" I want him playing till he's 40!

Just replayed last night's game, and I like a lot of what I saw. Despite atrocious shooting, we pulled out a nice win against a team that looks like a legit contender in the west.

Kobe looks like he'll be back better than ever. Even though still not 100%, he filled up the box score and dictated out there from start to finish. Pau was dominant as expected despite the lackluster preseason (as much as you tell yourself it doesn't matter, it's nice to see that it really didn't). LO is showing up ready to play after a summer of hoops and Ron played his usual tough D even though he really stunk it up from the field. Poor shot selection is something we can expect from Ron - it comes with the package.

I really like what I saw from the bench. Shanon really brought it up a notch. A+ for his offseason work. He's always been solid at home, so I'll wait to see what he does during a stretch of road games before jumping to any conclusions. Last night though, OUT-FREAKIN-STANDING. Having Blake sub for Fish when up against speedier PGs is an option we've long been lacking. Brilliant move by PJ and tremendous play by Blaker. I've got to say though, when he hit that late 3, Fish's face didn't exactly light up. They both were on the floor for about 22 minutes - I expect that to tip more toward Blake as the season draws on.

Still, for the 1st game of the season, a win is a win. Kobe will get better. The bench looks to be a mob again. And we'll get Andrew back soon enough and let's hope this time he can stay healthy for a full season and really let this team go out there remind the league who the real champs are. 82-0 bandwagon in full effect.

In the meantime, we're batting 1.000. And princess jimmy lost! :-) But, the beanie weenies won. :-( I'm calling that game the "my head is gonna explode bowl."

Yeah, like Kobe is going to say that he's worried about his shot.
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What is this some strange bizarroworld where Kobe morphs into Andrew Bynum? Hell no!
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What do we play for? RINGS!!!
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Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.
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GO LAKERS!!!

htj

Nice analysis. It is games like last night that demonstrate why Kobe Bryant is the MVP of this league. When Houston closed the gap to 104-102, he got us a three the old fashioned way. Then he made that pass to Blake for a WIDE OPEN three for the game winner. Kobe knew before the play developed that Blake would have that look and Blake said as much after the game. It is the WISDOM of Kobe Bryant that made what turned out to be the game winner. I also appreciate and completely agree with your perspective on both Shannon Brown and Blake.

Another aspect to last night's game was that Pau went toe to toe with 2 legitimate centers and won the battle. Granted, Yao has all that rust, but whether it is a power forward or a center, Pau can battle them. Our defense is not as tough with Drew out, but we make up for it in other ways during the regular season. However, I think last night was a microcosm of why we need Drew to be healthy to once again bring home the bling.

1-2-3 .. Ring! #17 coming up STRONG!!

htj,

"I've got to say though, when he hit that late 3, Fish's face didn't exactly light up."

I noticed that too. I hope Fish takes his reduced role in stride this season.

Kobe worried? I think not!! That's what we love about Ron, always the unexpected, I don't know if anybody has said this, but did we miss introducing a coach? Or maybe he wasn't here last season. Felt kinda bad for the dude. Well get ready for another OVER HYPED game in South Beach!!

Mamba24 - can you please do me a huge favor? Next time you post the RickFriedman bandwagon, can you please post the entire thing so I can have everyone's comments in one place?

You did the work already... it will save my fingers.... LOL!

Much appreciated!

OOPS, the game is in Philly!!

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RICK FRIEDMAN THE LAKERS NATIONS PRAYERS & WISHES ARE WITH YOU - BAND WAGON
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RE: RICK FRIEDMAN
I have the unfortunate and unpleasant task of informing Laker Nation that our beloved friend and family member, Rick Friedman, is seriously ill and has been in the hospital for the past week and a half, and will be residing there for awhile longer. He is having difficulty getting to the blog from his Blackberry, and so that's another reason why we haven't seen him around lately. He is currently receiving the world's best medical attention, and has a wonderful support system in place with family and friends. I spoke with him today and he is extremely upbeat and sounds good. (He watched the game last night and that helped LOL!) He can't handle a lot of emails and phone calls now, but I told him I'd keep in touch and convey any and all well-wishes from his second family here. Please post your thoughts, if you so desire, and I'll make sure he hears about it. God bless you Rick. Get well soon. Laker Nation needs your insight, intelligence, humor and enthusiasm. Much love, my very dear BFF.
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(01) MARK MEDINA – BLOG GOD - Rick - I am sorry and saddened to hear the news regarding your illness. I think I can speak on behalf of everyone here at the blog that we certainly miss your presence here, but more importantly, wish you a speedy and healthy recovery. Mark Medina
(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN –
(03) JUSTANTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - . God bless you Rick. Get well soon. Laker Nation needs your insight, intelligence, humor and enthusiasm. Much love, my very dear BFF.
(04) LROB – CO/DRIVER - Justa - please pass along my get well wishes and prayers to Rick Friedman. Thanks for sharing that info.
(05) CALIPHILOSOPHER – DRIVER -Put me on the "Get Well Rick Friedman Soon" bandwagon. I would be very appreciative, and would like to show my support (however I can) to one of the blog's finest.
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(07) EDWIN GUECO – RIDING SHOTGUN - Rick F, we'll be praying for your immediate recovery. Hang on there
(08) CAP’S GOOGLES - Rick Friedman: you have my prayers my blog brother. You, Mamba, and Edwin were the first ones to welcome me to the blog and I send good juju, karma, energy or anything I got to your well being. Get well!
(09) BRONXLAKERFAN - Get well soon, Rick Friedman!!
(10) LAKERMIKE - RICK FRIEDMAN ...On behalf of your extended family here at the LakerBlog, we pray that you will experience rest and healing in the days ahead. Your contributions here have endeared you to our hearts. Get well soon. Mike
(11) 63 FOOTER - justanothermambafan - please send my good thoughts and best wishes to Rick. Get better and come back soon!
(12) ZAIRA – BLOG GODDESS - I was meant to start by congratulate multiple RCOTD winners Justa sweetie and LRob, but the Rick's news Justa brought made me change it all. Please Justa send him my greatest well-wishing and open care. I was wondering what did happen to him yesterday in chat and somehow I was feeling the only thing that could have prevented him from HERE and us could have been of a healthy kind. Mr. Rick Friedman is dear to my heart; he has been the very first person try to reach for me out of the blog and he's one of the most smart and passionate persons I have ever come across. nd I don't just mean in the online people category. We all want him well and back soon. I will think of him daily until everything is fine again. Wow. It feels strange to get back talkin happy bball... but this is why we're here for. I loved to read all of your comments and agreed with many; to me, as it was clear from the chat, the game was way beyond my (mild) expectations already when we were even losing, because I could clearly see the seeds of dominance displayed in the way our players were confident with one another
(13) LAKERTOM - JUSTA... Thanks for the sad news about our good blog friend Rick. He will definitely be in our prayers every day until he gets well. Thank God he was able to watch the game. The healing powers of the Lakers and the Lakers Blog can only help Rick. Mamba, please put me at top of the Get Well Rick Bandwagon. Rick is one of our longtime original bloggers who deserves unanimous love and support from all of us. Get well, Rick. You are everything that is great about this blog. God bless you and your family.
(14) IHEARTKB24 - Rick Friedman - I'm sending you healing thoughts...Get well soon!!!
(15) LAKERLASS – Get well soon Rick!
(16) D(EREK) J(ETER) - To Rick, Get well soon my friend, we all need you healthy for yourself, your family and LakerUniverse! Our prayers are sent for you!
(17) KOBEMVP888 - I echo brother Edwin's sentiments. So saddened to here this. This is very sad news. I will pray for him and may he have a speedy recovery.
(18) LAKESHOWINPHX - Get Well Rick! the Lakers bretheren is wishing you a speedy recovery! Lakeshowinphx
(19) JOLLY RANCHER - Rick F - Do what Nurse Ratchet says and get back here soon. This season is going to be too fun to miss. (hospitals never have the right channels).
(20) ART-FL LAKERS FAN - Rick F, Your posts on the blog are intelligent and well reasoned. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts when you are able. Best wishes.
(21) PATRICKHENREYPRESS - Get well soon, Rick!
(22) NEWMEXICOLL - Rick Friedman... Prayers go out to you and your family.

LOL Larry - there's that DENSITY thingy...

The end of the 1st half of last night game is exhibit A on why its nearly impossible for Kobe to have a "high" FG%.

Lakers get the ball with about 30 seconds. Kobe quickly jacks up and miss a deep contested 3 so they can get a 2 for 1. Then the Lakers get the ball back with about 2 seconds in the half. Again Kobe shoots an off balance 35 footer just before the horn.

The first shot may have been questionable, but Kobe's a great "bad" shot maker...so I had no problem with it. The second shot was one that a lot of players wouldn't have even attempted.

@Edwin - Thanks for the sharing that tidbit of Chickie history.

@Justa - B.O.B is a good one to ride with. (FYI...Lew.. Bruno Mars who sung the hook on that and "Billionaire" is of Filipino descent)

@63 footer - Thanks

LRob,

Good point about some of Kobe's missed shots.

I would like to think that PJ will play who's hot from the bench. asn't impressed with Theo or Derek last night. Ron, well, he's a different story, in that he plays such great defense. He'll get his shot down. UPS and Blake played very well. No win without them for sure. I always expect good games from Kobe and Pau. Liked LO last night too!

Oops, wasn't (sp).

Very sorry to hear that Rick is not well - best wishes for a speedy recovery.

mamba24,

Please add me to the Rick Friedman bandwagon. I'm actually family so I've gotten in touch with him a bit and he's one of our most enjoyable family members (and not just by being here on the Lakers blog).

In good news, there's a possibility he's out of the hospital in a few days.

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RICK FRIEDMAN THE LAKERS NATIONS PRAYERS & WISHES ARE WITH YOU - BAND WAGON
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(01) MARK MEDINA – BLOG GOD - Rick - I am sorry and saddened to hear the news regarding your illness. I think I can speak on behalf of everyone here at the blog that we certainly miss your presence here, but more importantly, wish you a speedy and healthy recovery. Mark Medina
(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN –
(03) JUSTANTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - . God bless you Rick. Get well soon. Laker Nation needs your insight, intelligence, humor and enthusiasm. Much love, my very dear BFF.


(23) MAMBA24 – Get well soon Rick. The Blog needs all the Class it can get sir. You have The Lakers Blog and The Lakers Nations prayers.
(24) JEFE101 - Very sorry to hear that Rick is not well - best wishes for a speedy recovery.

It's nice to see Phil ride the hot hand more than we've seen him do it in the past.

I also thought it was funny with about a minute left in the 4th, Kobe was sort of spazzing out with his dribble and Pau just grabbed the ball from him, took a few dribbles forward, rose up, shot, and made it. Good leadership and initiative on Pau's part.

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RICK FRIEDMAN THE LAKERS NATIONS PRAYERS & WISHES ARE WITH YOU - BAND WAGON
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(01) MARK MEDINA – BLOG GOD - Rick - I am sorry and saddened to hear the news regarding your illness. I think I can speak on behalf of everyone here at the blog that we certainly miss your presence here, but more importantly, wish you a speedy and healthy recovery. Mark Medina
(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN –
(03) JUSTANTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - . God bless you Rick. Get well soon. Laker Nation needs your insight, intelligence, humor and enthusiasm. Much love, my very dear BFF.


(25) BENJAMIN - Please add me to the Rick Friedman bandwagon. I'm actually family so I've gotten in touch with him a bit and he's one of our most enjoyable family members (and not just by being here on the Lakers blog). In good news, there's a possibility he's out of the hospital in a few days.

@HTJ... “Brilliant move by PJ and tremendous play by Blaker. I've got to say though, when he hit that late 3, Fish's face didn't exactly light up.” Excellent post, HTJ. Now I’m going to have to replay the fourth quarter so I can see Fish’s response. I did not that Kobe was extremely excited about both SB’s 3’s.
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@LROB... Excellent points about the “strategic” shots that Kobe takes that lower his shooting percentage. I always think it is a good move to take those 2 for 1 quick shots. Just didn’t pay off last night. And you are right that many players would NOT have taken that last shot for fear of hurting their shooting stats.
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TOM

@Justanothermambafan, I will keep collecting names and posting abreviated listings as new names are added. Tomorrow morning I'll post the completed list unless you want me to do it some other way. It's up to you,

RICK F!!!

Prayers out friend. We can't wait to have your wisdom, wit and best in class words back on the blog. But in the meantime, your extended LAT blog fam has your back. Feel the spirit - we are with you!

PLG

Mamba24 - sounds perfect. I really appreciate it!

M24 - Please add me to the Rick bandwagon. Get well soon Rick! The Friedman award ain't the same without you.

Look at me, I'm an inflammatory troll! Please respond to me because I get off on your attention!

Please just don't. Ignoring the haters is the best thing anyone can do to make themselves happy and keep the blog on its proper, glorious topics, the Lakers and the community of which this blog is comprised.

Look at me, I'm an inflammatory troll! Please respond to me because I get off on your attention!

Please just don't. Ignoring the haters is the best thing anyone can do to make themselves happy and keep the blog on its proper, glorious topics, the Lakers and the community of which this blog is comprised.

LET US PRAY


Dear Lord, we seek You on behalf of our fellow Lakers Blog Patriarch Rick Friedman. We ask You Lord to usher him into full recovery. We ask You to take every broken place in his body and mend it. We ask You to clear out every toxin in his bloodstream and make it pure. We ask you to reveal Yourself as HEALER in Rick's life. Use the doctors to correctly diagnose the issues and to fix them.


May he feel the love and encouragement from his Lakers Blog family radiating through his system. May he receive the love, comfort and encouragement from his immediate family above all else. I thank You personally for allowing me to meet him face to face. Thank You for his humility. Thank You for his spirit. You have truly made Rick Friedman THE MAN.


And we boldly ask You to bring him back to us. Safe and sound and ready to unite with us as we pray and encourage our Lakers into that mighty 3-Peat. We thank You for answered prayer. Most of all, we thank You for Rick being part of our lives.


AMEN!

Ok Jon K. (and anyone else)

Who is the better Frankenstein replica?

Yao or McHale??

Benjamin: Just starve, bro. Like I said: They hate us cause they ain't us. They aren't loved like us. They don't have a community like ours in which they can be loved, accepted, cheered for, loved on when sickness falls upon them and celebrated for their wisdom and charming wit. The fact that they troll in the first place is proof positive of that.


The way they'll respond to what I just said to you, Ben, will simply drive the poison of self-hatred deeper into their soul. Don't debase yourself, brother. The love we have for each other makes them want to throw up. The camraderie we experience on a daily basis is sickening to them because that's what we have become: A FAMILY.

RICK FRIEDMAN,

I always love your posts, and your creative blog handle, so my selfish wish is for your health. But more importantly, I wish you health for you and your family and your real life out there.

We are all behind you here.

Tom Daniels

Yep.


If you throw a rock at a pack of dogs, the one that barks is the one you meant to hit.

htj,

"I've got to say though, when he hit that late 3, Fish's face didn't exactly light up."

I noticed that too. I hope Fish takes his reduced role in stride this season.

Posted by: LAKER TRUTH | October 27, 2010 at 03:02 PM
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For what it's worth, Blake does earn $300,000 more than Fish, so he better hit those shots! :) I'm sure Fish makes more endorsement scratch around here than Blakie. Doesn't he have a better nickname than that?

Mamba24- Sign me up for Rick bandwagon" A True SUPERSTAR" get well soon.

wait how was he under 30% from the field if he was 8/20, which is 40%?

Long Live Chick - It's gotta be McHale.

In fact, the village of angry Villagers chasing that freak with torches and pitchforks sounds just about right. Lousy cheapshot artist.

Long Live Chick- Man that's a tough one, McHale by a HEAD.

BTW guys, there's a free trial for NBA league pass broadband going on and it's free on DirecTV right now. Just an FYI for those of you outside the LA market.

Watching the Meat look sluggish against Philly right now.

@UTZWORLD

I couldn't have said a better prayer for Rick. So, I'll just say AMEN as well.

FWIW...Jesus told a group of people once that their father was Satan. Why? Because of the venom and hatred in their hearts. So...seeing as how that comment was hurled at members of this family in the same vein...I think it was VERY Christian-like. :)

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RICK FRIEDMAN THE LAKERS NATIONS PRAYERS & WISHES ARE WITH YOU - BAND WAGON
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(01) MARK MEDINA – BLOG GOD - Rick - I am sorry and saddened to hear the news regarding your illness. I think I can speak on behalf of everyone here at the blog that we certainly miss your presence here, but more importantly, wish you a speedy and healthy recovery. Mark Medina

(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN – LET US PRAY Dear Lord, we seek You on behalf of our fellow Lakers Blog Patriarch Rick Friedman. We ask You Lord to usher him into full recovery. We ask You to take every broken place in his body and mend it. We ask You to clear out every toxin in his bloodstream and make it pure. We ask you to reveal Yourself as HEALER in Rick's life. Use the doctors to correctly diagnose the issues and to fix them. May he feel the love and encouragement from his Lakers Blog family radiating through his system. May he receive the love, comfort and encouragement from his immediate family above all else. I thank You personally for allowing me to meet him face to face. Thank You for his humility. Thank You for his spirit. You have truly made Rick Friedman THE MAN. And we boldly ask You to bring him back to us. Safe and sound and ready to unite with us as we pray and encourage our Lakers into that mighty 3-Peat. We thank You for answered prayer. Most of all, we thank You for Rick being part of our lives. AMEN!
(03) JUSTANTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - . God bless you Rick. Get well soon. Laker Nation needs your insight, intelligence, humor and enthusiasm. Much love, my very dear BFF


(23) MAMBA24 – Get well soon Rik. The Blog needs all the Class it can get sir. You have The Lakers Blog and The Lakers Nations prayers.
(24) JEFE101 - Very sorry to hear that Rick is not well - best wishes for a speedy recovery
(25) BENJAMIN - Please add me to the Rick Friedman bandwagon. I'm actually family so I've gotten in touch with him a bit and he's one of our most enjoyable family members (and not just by being here on the Lakers blog). In good news, there's a possibility he's out of the hospital in a few days
(26) PSYCHEDLAKERGIRL - RICK F!!! Prayers out friend. We can't wait to have your wisdom, wit and best in class words back on the blog. But in the meantime, your extended LAT blog fam has your back. Feel the spirit - we are with you! PLG
(27) HTJ - Please add me to the Rick bandwagon. Get well soon Rick! The Friedman award ain't the same without you.
(28) TOM DANIELS - RICK FRIEDMAN, I always love your posts, and your creative blog handle, so my selfish wish is for your health. But more importantly, I wish you health for you and your family and your real life out there. We are all behind you here.
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BTW guys, there's a free trial for NBA league pass broadband going on and it's free on DirecTV right now. Just an FYI for those of you outside the LA market.
Watching the Meat look sluggish against Philly right now.
Posted by: htj | October 27, 2010 at 04:30 PM
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GOD$$#@#@%$%!!! Damn Right I have to say it! OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!! and THANK YOU!!!

AMEN!!!

Rick Friedman, may you get well soon. And a reminder to us all: there ARE some things more important than basketball (this being one of them).

A thought, a prayer and the best of wishes to Rick Friedman.

McHale is and always will be Herman Munster. Sure, Herman Munster was modeled after Boris Karloff's Frankenstein's Monster but let's face it guys, McHale was never scary....just a little wisdom from my Uncle to the blog :)

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RICK FRIEDMAN THE LAKERS NATIONS PRAYERS & WISHES ARE WITH YOU - BAND WAGON
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(01) MARK MEDINA – BLOG GOD - Rick - I am sorry and saddened to hear the news regarding your illness. I think I can speak on behalf of everyone here at the blog that we certainly miss your presence here, but more importantly, wish you a speedy and healthy recovery. Mark Medina
(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN – LET US PRAY Dear Lord, we seek You on behalf of our fellow Lakers Blog Patriarch Rick Friedman. We ask You Lord to usher him into full recovery. We ask You to take every broken place in his body and mend it. We ask You to clear out every toxin in his bloodstream and make it pure. We ask you to reveal Yourself as HEALER in Rick's life. Use the doctors to correctly diagnose the issues and to fix them. May he feel the love and encouragement from his Lakers Blog family radiating through his system. May he receive the love, comfort and encouragement from his immediate family above all else. I thank You personally for allowing me to meet him face to face. Thank You for his humility. Thank You for his spirit. You have truly made Rick Friedman THE MAN. And we boldly ask You to bring him back to us. Safe and sound and ready to unite with us as we pray and encourage our Lakers into that mighty 3-Peat. We thank You for answered prayer. Most of all, we thank You for Rick being part of our lives. AMEN!
(03) JUSTANTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - . God bless you Rick. Get well soon. Laker Nation needs your insight, intelligence, humor and enthusiasm. Much love, my very dear BFF


(29) ALLNET - Rick Friedman, may you get well soon. And a reminder to us all: there ARE some things more important than basketball (this being one of them).
(30) 2PHATT - Sign me up for Rick bandwagon" A True SUPERSTAR" get well soon.
(31) LAKERJ - A thought, a prayer and the best of wishes to Rick Friedman

John 8:42-44

Am I the only one that thinks Sasha is better than Matt Barnes? He was brought here for defense and has been getting burned left and right. I understand being slow on offense, but gezz man...play some D or get him out of the game. Where is the fire I saw when he was matched up against Kobe.

Question for the Y.M.M.W.T.U.:

Why would anyone make fun of someone who is sick, regardless of whether or not it is a serious illness? Being sick is no fun at all.

Is there a reason why you would make fun of someone who is sick?

The great blogger Rick please get well soon! GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A track meet at the Bulls OKC game. I'm out-of-breath just watching it.

Heat in the lead by 8 at halftime, but again: winning by athleticism, and not by team work.

Utzworld,
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Amen.
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What do we play for? RINGS!!!
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Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.
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GO LAKERS!!!

It appeared Thriller's medication ran out the second half, and DFish just being Fish. we've to just let him sleep till the playoffs, the three B's looked nice. The LakeShow got 3 good additions, but the Heat will be the next NBA Champs.

NO DOUBT

Edwin.

Thanks for the insight. I did not know Chick was broadcasting in Manila. Good stuff.

I'm currently reading "My Hitch In Hell"( The Bataan Death March). Lester I, Tenney. A Must Read!

Mamba24/ Larry,

Please add me also.. Rick you are missed here at the blog. Get well soon Sir.

Zaira breaking out Sun Tzu "Art of War".. NICE!

Rick Friedman -

I'm sorry to hear the new of your illness...Please know that your are in our thoughts and prayers...Get well soon and come back...otherwise we will have to call the RCOTD award...the 'justanothermambafan award'...

@Edwin Gueco -

Pare ko, thanks for that tidbit about Chick Hearn...I thought I knew alot about him, but never knew of his Philippines era of his life...I did meet him, and he is such a class act and full gentleman...Great to hear that the PI has a little place in the HOF, thanks to Chick...

Cavs beat the Celtics by 8.

If the Cavs beat the Celtics by 8 and the Celtics beat the Heat by 8, by the transitive property of basketball, does that mean the Cavs beat the Heat by 16?

Bahston just lost to the Lebron-less CAVALIERS.

HA HA HA.

C's go down to Byron & his Cavaliers! Nice embrace by the two coaches after the game - 2 Class Acts.

If Kobe isn't worried, then that's good enough for me. Lakers were on display yesterday - dripping with potential and displaying what's yet to be!

GO LAKERS!!

Byron's really gotten his team into physical shape - good wind, and it showed, because they had lots of energy. No go-to guy at all, but some scrappy D. I'm not sure they can sustain without a Man, but I hope they at least get it together when they play the Heat.

Meanwhile, the Heat beat the 76'ers by 10, but they expended a lot of energy early to "prove" they were a great team. Against the 76'ers? Wasted energy. Still vulnerable to a real team that uses all 5 players and a good bench.

I didn't see any fans wearing jersey's in Cleveland. Did each and everyone get burned..lol


And the Giants are putting the wood to the Rangers.

But best of all.. the C's go DOWN!

ChicNstu - "I didn't see any fans wearing jersey's in Cleveland. Did each and everyone get burned..lol"

Okay, that was funny!

I did notice a sign in the crowd thanking the Celtics for beating the Heat the night before.

Utz, great smack down and accurate thoughts on those who think a lack of compassion for others is right.

Throw up - here's hoping that others have more compassion for you when you're not feeling well than you showed to Wes.

Wes,
I hope you feel better soon, the flu can be pretty rough.

Rick my prayers are with you, be strong my brother.

Thanks to everyone who called throw up out. There's absolutely way too much negativity going on in our country right now.

Go Lakers!

ChicNStu & LRob, 63 footer

I was also surprised when I read Chick's story about Manila, never heard from him telling that part of his formative history. Well, Chickie-baby is always busy preparing for the game being a one man crew.

Here is another story I can share, while me and my wife were at the souvenir shop I bought a shirt of Jerry Buss in black silhouette on sale.... haha, nobody seemed to be interested of our owner. I asked a guy in his early forties at the cashier if he has any souvenir material from Chick Hearn. Well, I did not specify Francis Chick Hearn.

He seemed to be quizzed by my inquiry and asked me who is Chick?

Well, I said he's a Laker legend in broadcasting and one of the HOF'er, holder of the longest broadcasting record.

He got back at me more with a quizzical stare: "Really, never heard of that".

I said: "maybe you're not tuned with the West Coast games."

He said: "Oh no, I'm a Laker fan just don't know this guy."

I just smiled and left, I could have escorted him to the 3rd floor and showed Chick's picture near the elevator. He was inducted in 2003.

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I asked again the same question to the young man who got our tickets who escorted us to the elevator.

Same reply, well he is a younger guy so maybe he was just a toddler during the 80's have not heard Chickie-baby. Had I asked Johnny Most or Red, they could have given the whole biography. It goes with the territory, perhaps if we asked a staff at Staples, he would not know where Springfield is located?

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Here is another interesting part, do you know that Chris Webber who is not a hall of famer has a pavilion almost as large as Michael Jordan? Because Chris is a collector of basketball artifacts and they are all displayed there. It goes back to Naismith time.

So LRob, you have a chance to submit your midnight stories, you might get a space near the rest room. haha!

Losstown loses to a LeIndecision-less Cavs? Say it isn't so!


Then again...Byron probably hates them as much as we do!

Is ANYONE in here not THRILLED that the Cavs beat the Celtics tonight? They won without LeBron. They beat Shaq. And Byron Scott had a successful coaching debut with his new team. Love it!

Farmar fans -

Jordan finished 2nite with 10pts on 2-6 shooting (2-4 from 3pt) with 4asst/2 stls in 22 minutes. Nets won 101-98.

He did come up big in the clutch. NJ was down 7pts with 1:40 to play when Jordan he a 3 to spur the comeback. Then he stole the ball from Ben Gordon that led to another score. With the Nets up by 1pt with less than 20 seconds to go Jordan hit two freebies to extend the lead to 3.

For the record I'm glad we have Blake instead. He fits the Lakers needs better. However, I do wish Farmar the best in NJ.

Is ANYONE in here not THRILLED that the Cavs beat the Celtics tonight? They won without LeBron. They beat Shaq. And Byron Scott had a successful coaching debut with his new team. Love it!
Posted by: KobeMVP888 | October 27, 2010 at 07:03 PM
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MVP - Like Mickey D's slogan... I'm LOVING it. It always put a smile on my face to hear Tommy Heinsohn whine. And tonight the winery was flowing.

63Footer.

All is good in LakerLand!

Edwin.

LRob IS a Blog HOFer. LOL

LRob - I know a lot of people who have a "vision" for their craft. Farmar seems to be one of those: he plays it his way, or he takes the highway. I have no problem with that (except when his "vision" and our team don't mix - buh-bye), but to really get away with it, you actually have to be successful. Good luck Jordan.

LRob/ 63Footer

I wish Jordy the best.. But his BB style does NOT triangulate.

I'm Glad he was clutch tonight.

Blitz/MM - I don't know if you guys have done Yahoo fantasy bball before, but you're both leaving a lot of points on the bench.

Blitz you could've put in Maggette in place of Kobe for todays game.

MM you still have 10 minutes to put in Eric Gordon to replace Vince Carter who is not playing tonite.

FYI...You can set your roster (with a different lineup each day) for the entire week....so you don't have to be bothered with it.

Okay that my last post on that stuff. Don't want to be a pest, but just trying to make sure y'all know the rules. I don't want to take advantage of anyone.

Rick, get well soon. I love to read your posts, and look forward to reading many more.

LRob - Gah! I'm so glad I don't play Fantasy BB - it's just seems to take too much brain juice. I have such limited brain juice as is. Good luck to you GM's.

So LRob, you have a chance to submit your midnight stories, you might get a space near the rest room. haha!

Posted by: Edwin Gueco | October 27, 2010 at 07:00 PM
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Edwin,

Thanks for sharing your HOF stories. Those gentlemen had to be under 35 and never watched the Lakers on anything but national TV if they've never heard of Chick. Nevertheless, their Laker credentials are somewhat shaky.

I did know that Chris was a collector (since he's from Detroit) I've heard him talk about it on a few ocassions.

I sure the HOF would file my midnight stories in a nice separate wing - in the incinerator dept...lol.

Now that is funny, Boston beats Miami last night and then loses to Cle tonight.

Mamba, please add me to the RF recovery bandwagon.
Rick, may God's healing hand touch you and restore your body to tremendous health. Keep the faith!!
Chris

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RICK FRIEDMAN THE LAKERS NATIONS PRAYERS & WISHES ARE WITH YOU - BAND WAGON
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RE: RICK FRIEDMAN
I have the unfortunate and unpleasant task of informing Laker Nation that our beloved friend and family member, Rick Friedman, is seriously ill and has been in the hospital for the past week and a half, and will be residing there for awhile longer. He is having difficulty getting to the blog from his Blackberry, and so that's another reason why we haven't seen him around lately. He is currently receiving the world's best medical attention, and has a wonderful support system in place with family and friends. I spoke with him today and he is extremely upbeat and sounds good. (He watched the game last night and that helped LOL!) He can't handle a lot of emails and phone calls now, but I told him I'd keep in touch and convey any and all well-wishes from his second family here. Please post your thoughts, if you so desire, and I'll make sure he hears about it. God bless you Rick. Get well soon. Laker Nation needs your insight, intelligence, humor and enthusiasm. Much love, my very dear BFF.
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(01) MARK MEDINA – BLOG GOD - Rick - I am sorry and saddened to hear the news regarding your illness. I think I can speak on behalf of everyone here at the blog that we certainly miss your presence here, but more importantly, wish you a speedy and healthy recovery. Mark Medina
(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN – LET US PRAY Dear Lord, we seek You on behalf of our fellow Lakers Blog Patriarch Rick Friedman. We ask You Lord to usher him into full recovery. We ask You to take every broken place in his body and mend it. We ask You to clear out every toxin in his bloodstream and make it pure. We ask you to reveal Yourself as HEALER in Rick's life. Use the doctors to correctly diagnose the issues and to fix them. May he feel the love and encouragement from his Lakers Blog family radiating through his system. May he receive the love, comfort and encouragement from his immediate family above all else. I thank You personally for allowing me to meet him face to face. Thank You for his humility. Thank You for his spirit. You have truly made Rick Friedman THE MAN. And we boldly ask You to bring him back to us. Safe and sound and ready to unite with us as we pray and encourage our Lakers into that mighty 3-Peat. We thank You for answered prayer. Most of all, we thank You for Rick being part of our lives. AMEN!
(03) JUSTANTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - . God bless you Rick. Get well soon. Laker Nation needs your insight, intelligence, humor and enthusiasm. Much love, my very dear BFF.
(04) LROB – CO/DRIVER - Justa - please pass along my get well wishes and prayers to Rick Friedman. Thanks for sharing that info.
(05) CALIPHILOSOPHER – DRIVER -Put me on the "Get Well Rick Friedman Soon" bandwagon. I would be very appreciative, and would like to show my support (however I can) to one of the blog's finest.
(06) #4
(07) EDWIN GUECO – RIDING SHOTGUN - Rick F, we'll be praying for your immediate recovery. Hang on there
(08) CAP’S GOOGLES - Rick Friedman: you have my prayers my blog brother. You, Mamba, and Edwin were the first ones to welcome me to the blog and I send good juju, karma, energy or anything I got to your well being. Get well!
(09) BRONXLAKERFAN - Get well soon, Rick Friedman!!
(10) LAKERMIKE - RICK FRIEDMAN ...On behalf of your extended family here at the LakerBlog, we pray that you will experience rest and healing in the days ahead. Your contributions here have endeared you to our hearts. Get well soon. Mike
(11) 63 FOOTER - justanothermambafan - please send my good thoughts and best wishes to Rick. Get better and come back soon!
(12) ZAIRA – BLOG GODDESS - I was meant to start by congratulate multiple RCOTD winners Justa sweetie and LRob, but the Rick's news Justa brought made me change it all. Please Justa send him my greatest well-wishing and open care. I was wondering what did happen to him yesterday in chat and somehow I was feeling the only thing that could have prevented him from HERE and us could have been of a healthy kind. Mr. Rick Friedman is dear to my heart; he has been the very first person try to reach for me out of the blog and he's one of the most smart and passionate persons I have ever come across. nd I don't just mean in the online people category. We all want him well and back soon. I will think of him daily until everything is fine again. Wow. It feels strange to get back talkin happy bball... but this is why we're here for. I loved to read all of your comments and agreed with many; to me, as it was clear from the chat, the game was way beyond my (mild) expectations already when we were even losing, because I could clearly see the seeds of dominance displayed in the way our players were confident with one another
(13) LAKERTOM - JUSTA... Thanks for the sad news about our good blog friend Rick. He will definitely be in our prayers every day until he gets well. Thank God he was able to watch the game. The healing powers of the Lakers and the Lakers Blog can only help Rick. Mamba, please put me at top of the Get Well Rick Bandwagon. Rick is one of our longtime original bloggers who deserves unanimous love and support from all of us. Get well, Rick. You are everything that is great about this blog. God bless you and your family.
(14) IHEARTKB24 - Rick Friedman - I'm sending you healing thoughts...Get well soon!!!
(15) LAKERLASS – Get well soon Rick!
(16) D(EREK) J(ETER) - To Rick, Get well soon my friend, we all need you healthy for yourself, your family and LakerUniverse! Our prayers are sent for you!
(17) KOBEMVP888 - I echo brother Edwin's sentiments. So saddened to here this. This is very sad news. I will pray for him and may he have a speedy recovery.
(18) LAKESHOWINPHX - Get Well Rick! the Lakers bretheren is wishing you a speedy recovery! Lakeshowinphx
(19) JOLLY RANCHER - Rick F - Do what Nurse Ratchet says and get back here soon. This season is going to be too fun to miss. (hospitals never have the right channels).
(20) ART-FL LAKERS FAN - Rick F, Your posts on the blog are intelligent and well reasoned. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts when you are able. Best wishes.
(21) PATRICKHENREYPRESS - Get well soon, Rick!
(22) NEWMEXICOLL - Rick Friedman... Prayers go out to you and your family.
(23) MAMBA24 – Get well soon Rik. The Blog needs all the Class it can get sir. You have The Lakers Blog and The Lakers Nations prayers.
(24) JEFE101 - Very sorry to hear that Rick is not well - best wishes for a speedy recovery
(25) BENJAMIN - Please add me to the Rick Friedman bandwagon. I'm actually family so I've gotten in touch with him a bit and he's one of our most enjoyable family members (and not just by being here on the Lakers blog). In good news, there's a possibility he's out of the hospital in a few days
(26) PSYCHEDLAKERGIRL - RICK F!!! Prayers out friend. We can't wait to have your wisdom, wit and best in class words back on the blog. But in the meantime, your extended LAT blog fam has your back. Feel the spirit - we are with you! PLG
(27) HTJ - Please add me to the Rick bandwagon. Get well soon Rick! The Friedman award ain't the same without you.
(28) TOM DANIELS - RICK FRIEDMAN, I always love your posts, and your creative blog handle, so my selfish wish is for your health. But more importantly, I wish you health for you and your family and your real life out there. We are all behind you here.
(29) ALLNET - Rick Friedman, may you get well soon. And a reminder to us all: there ARE some things more important than basketball (this being one of them).
(30) 2PHATT - Sign me up for Rick bandwagon" A True SUPERSTAR" get well soon.
(31) LAKERJ - A thought, a prayer and the best of wishes to Rick Friedman.
(32) PHRED - Wow. Not good to hear about Rick Friedman. Thanks though, justa, for letting us know. I hope we can keep up on his condition, and I hope way more that he will make a full recovery. Not sure what I can do, but whatever I can, I will. Put me on the ‘Get well, and get posting more RCOTDs soon, Rick’ bandwagon post haste. THE LOVE and the love of all of us are both here by your side, Rick.
(33) JAMIE SWEET - Rick, get well, find strength in the love expressed frmo your family and friends and from everyone here on the Blog who has shared in your insights. Besides, the Laker season is best enjoyed in good health!
(34) MCLYNE – UTZWORLD I couldn't have said a better prayer for Rick. So, I'll just say AMEN as well.
(35) CAP’S GOOGLES – Get well soon Rick
(36) NBA4EVER - The great blogger Rick please get well soon! GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(37) CHICNSTU - Please add me also.. Rick you are missed here at the blog. Get well soon Sir.
(38) LEWSTRS - Rick Friedman -I'm sorry to hear the new of your illness...Please know that your are in our thoughts and prayers...Get well soon and come back...otherwise we will have to call the RCOTD award...the 'justanothermambafan award'...
(39) FAN OF THE MAMBA - Rick my prayers are with you, be strong my brother.
(40) LAKERSUNSHINE - Rick, get well soon. I love to read your posts, and look forward to reading many more
(41) PURPLE HEART - please add me to the RF recovery bandwagon. Rick, may God's healing hand touch you and restore your body to tremendous health. Keep the faith!!


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RICK FRIEDMAN THE LAKERS NATIONS PRAYERS & WISHES ARE WITH YOU - BAND WAGON
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(01) MARK MEDINA – BLOG GOD - Rick - I am sorry and saddened to hear the news regarding your illness. I think I can speak on behalf of everyone here at the blog that we certainly miss your presence here, but more importantly, wish you a speedy and healthy recovery. Mark Medina

(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN – LET US PRAY Dear Lord, we seek You on behalf of our fellow Lakers Blog Patriarch Rick Friedman. We ask You Lord to usher him into full recovery. We ask You to take every broken place in his body and mend it. We ask You to clear out every toxin in his bloodstream and make it pure. We ask you to reveal Yourself as HEALER in Rick's life. Use the doctors to correctly diagnose the issues and to fix them. May he feel the love and encouragement from his Lakers Blog family radiating through his system. May he receive the love, comfort and encouragement from his immediate family above all else. I thank You personally for allowing me to meet him face to face. Thank You for his humility. Thank You for his spirit. You have truly made Rick Friedman THE MAN. And we boldly ask You to bring him back to us. Safe and sound and ready to unite with us as we pray and encourage our Lakers into that mighty 3-Peat. We thank You for answered prayer. Most of all, we thank You for Rick being part of our lives. AMEN!
(03) JUSTANTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - . God bless you Rick. Get well soon. Laker Nation needs your insight, intelligence, humor and enthusiasm. Much love, my very dear BFF


LRob - I'm aware how fantasy works. I just got tied up with work and forgot to update my roster. ughh oh well. It's a long season, but thanks for looking out for me!


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