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Lakers blog profile: 5LakerFanz played a game of football with Ron Artest

Image003This is the 18th post in a weekly series that helps you get to know members of the L.A. Times Lakers Blog community. Feel free to send submissions to mgmedin@gmail.com.

Screen name: 5LakerFanz

Real name: Alex Ochoa

Occupation: Deputy registrar, county of Orange

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Hometown: Buena Park

Story behind your screen name: I have to represent for my whole family, there are five of us. My wife, our three kids and myself -- we're all proud Laker fans! Believe it or not, our dog's name is Kobe. We also had a cat at one time, named Shaq, and they used to always fight (go figure), but we got rid of Shaq (sorry, buddy). So as you can you can see by our plates, we truly are 5LakerFanz.

How I became a Lakers fan: I became a Lakers fan back in 1987-88 after watching them win it all…I was 11 years old and loved watching Magic Johnson play basketball. I was so fascinated by how smooth he was and all his trickery. I wanted to play just like him! Ha, ha, never happened. I admired how he was a great leader and was so competitive and wanted to win every time. I also have to give it up to James Worthy aka Big Game James, the man was also unstoppable. And everyone knew that when he extended his arm out while holding the ball in one hand, it was over! That famous finger roll of his was sweeeeet. And I can't forget the "cap" with the sky hook. Who was going to block that? No one! Then when you throw in "Showtime" and the late Chick Hearn's famous quotes -- there's no way that I wasn’t going to be a Lakers fan.

Favorite Lakers memory of the 2009-10 season: It would have to be watching Ron Artest on national TV thanking his psychiatrist; it just showed how happy and thankful he was to finally win a ring. And you can't forget the news conference after -- awesome! And I can't forget all the KB24 clutch shots! I've never seen so many in one season; he’s a beast. I'm just glad he's wearing the purple and gold!

Favorite Lakers memory of all time: I have many favorites, but hands down, it has to be when Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors! He put on a show for the fans, and I would have loved to have been there. Now that is just unheard of -- he's second on the list, behind Wilt Chamberlain. I also can't forget the Kobe alley oop to Shaq against the Trail Blazers to take over Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference Finals. I really thought that game was over after being down 15 points! I never thought we'd make a comeback and win that game, but then again when we had Shaq & Kobe. We're unstoppable!

Image001Most heartbreaking Lakers experience: When Magic Johnson retired because of HIV. I think I cried! It took me a few days to finally realize that "Showtime" was no more. I knew the Lakers were going to be in trouble without the Magic man. We went through our ups and downs, but we finally made it back to the ship with Shaq & Co.

Favorite Lakers player: No. 24 – The Black Mamba!

Greatest all-time Laker: No. 32 and No. 24 – Tie…too hard to choose!

Last time you went to a game at Staples Center and at the Forum: Last time I went to a game at Staples was in 2009-10 against the Bulls; I wanted to see D-Rose play. And the last and only game I saw at the Forum was in 1993 or 1994 against the Seattle SuperSonics. I was in the nosebleed section, but it was all good! I was in the house when Shaq scored his career-high 61 points, the whole place was going crazy!

Opposing team, player you dislike the most: As of today, I can’t stand the Celtics, especially Paul Pierce; he talks too much trash. But back in the day, the Portland Trailblazers or Sacramento Kings were No. 1 and 2 on my hate list. I do have to give a thumbs-down to the whole LeBron James decision -- that was weak!

Interactions with Lakers players: I have to give it up to Ron Artest! He invited me via Twitter to play football at the beach this summer! No one believed me at the time until I e-mailed them a picture of Ron and myself at the beach. I still can't believe it! The dude is so misunderstood… he's the coolest! I have to thank Twitter for this!

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: 5LakerFanz says Ron Artest invited him via Twitter to play football. Credit: Alex Ochoa

 
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Ron Artest invited me to his BBQ beach party last summer. He never invited me and the homies for a football game with Matt Barnes and him before training camp started.

5LakerFanz - nice to meet you. You should come around more often, because I didn't recognize your handle... Welcome aboard - don't be a stranger.


MM!!! Come on man. Nothing against ANY Laker fan but we would LOVE to see the regular posters' profiles - ya know? For example, I know wes sent his in ages ago....

WOW THAT MAGNIFICENT BLOG GOD IS STILL BATTING A THOUSAND BUT...WHERE'S WES PROFILE?
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5LAKERFANZ, Cool way that you got your name I like it honor the family. Justa about all your favs. and like and bests are the same as mine so very good. Played ball with Ron Ron, so cool! Nice meeting you sir and welcome to Laker Nation. Nice profile from a nice guy. Oh yeah and overall I find it...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!

justanothermambafan - I thought I was going to get your profile? Yes I got Wes' I was trying to vary with the regular posters and new comers just so it would encourage everyone to submit and hopefully have the ones who haven't commented to comment more.

5LAKERFANZ - Welcome aboard. Hope you post more often!!

MM

I promise I will feature Wes' profile next weekend. In the meantime, the clock is ticking for justa. I think the alarm clock has been ringing one too many times....

5LakersFanz - I enjoyed your profile. Kobe's 81pt game was incredible. Here's a couple articles for you to enjoy about Kobe's exploits from that time.
Oh yeah, and like Justa and MM said you should post more often.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=jackson/060124

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/dailydime?page=dailydime-060123

@ Justa & Mamba

my Sister and Brother from another mother... Hi you guys !!!!! missed ya tonz but I'm now allowed to start up my Laker addiction again so I'll be around until we 3peat next summer :) Summer was EXCELLENT and YES.. Im STILL celebrating our Championship lol Its a good feeling logging on and seeing Justa, Mamba and MM holding down the fort STILL !!! You guys are the BESTEST !!!!

@ 5LAKERFANZ Very Cool profile

Hey Alex - nice to meet you...I haven't seen a post from you before...but great profile...

Like you, my handle is my license plate...Great picture and experience of you and Ron Ron...

Like many here, he has become one of my all time favorite Laker...

Wasn't that Kobe/Shaq alley oop against Portland, in the great comeback win...

Looking forward to sharing this coming season with you...

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

5LakersFanz:

Greetings from London! Just wanted to tell you that it was nice to see your profile. I hope to read more of your comments here in the future. :-)

Justa:

I think that I'm going to be the only one here who will say to you that you should take your time with the profile, and do it/send it if (once) you are comfortable.

In some ways, it's kinda nice to be able to have conversations without having to know the actual person that they are (not that you're a super-advanced Turing machine, right?) ;-)

Complex Brotha:

Good to see you back and posting on the blog! I hope you had a refreshing summer, and that you are primed for another great season from the Lake Show.

:-)

Thanks Cali - and no I'm not a super advanced anything LOL!

I'm working on it - mostly done but a few tweaks still... we'll see.

I agree about having some good conversation though - it doesn't change just cuz you read about how someone became a Laker fan. It may make us feel like we're a little bit closer - but are we really? I don't know... I'm having an existential dilemma...

It may make us feel like we're a little bit closer - but are we really? I don't know... I'm having an existential dilemma... Posted by: justanothermambafan | October 10, 2010 at 03:18 PM
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Interesting dilemma!

Complex Brotha, good to see you back! Glad you had a good sunmer and looking forward to the entire Band being back together again. Great seeing your post!

Nice profile 5LakerFanz! My favorite bit - "Believe it or not, our dog's name is Kobe. We also had a cat at one time, named Shaq, and they used to always fight (go figure), but we got rid of Shaq (sorry, buddy)." LOL!!!

Wonderful profile and nice to meet you sir.

In today's Lakers FYI, I'm afraid Broderick Turner slightly butchered a quote from Phil Jackson lamenting the current health and status of Andrew Bynum...

"I just don't think that Andrew, that there is a chance he's going to possibly be ready for the season," said Jackson...

MM, was wondering if you could verify this sound byte - it just doesn't make sense. I get the gist of it, but it seems like there are some missing words and it reads as a bit of an incomplete thought.

Watching Game 4 of the 2009 Finals is on FSW...

It's seems ages ago...and strange seeing Ariza, and no Ron Ron...

How can someone as talented as Howard, have such an ugly FT shot...

Lakers Dyanasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

Geeeez, do you people seriously think this team can put up a 17th banner this season? Must be smoking something. Your team can't even beat a bunch of guys who can't speak English. At this point the Heat and the Celtics have to be favored to win it all.
Get real!

Kevin Tully: Did you crack open a bottle of champagne and slather it all over yourself in the middle of the 3rd Quarter during Game 7 last June? Yep. You probably did.

Klutzworld
I will be popping a bottle, but I have to wait till next June. This tired Laker franchise has seen better days and they are ripe for the picking.

This could possibly be the weakest championship team in NBA history.

Bynum out till December?? Noooooo, that can't be! You have to admit the guy is consistent. Or should I say chronic, as in chronically MIA.

KT, If the Lakers are possibly the weakest championship team in NBA history, what does that say about the rest of the league...and who exactly do you then figure to be doing the picking?

Awwww Utz, looks like like you hit the trolls sore spot. If he's talking series ish right now DURING PRESEASON!!! he must really be smarting that this "weak" championship team has made it to 3 straight Finals winning 2. Poor poor troll, wasn't he banned by the way, you know along with his other names?....

5LakerFanz - cool story with Ron. I'm hoping no one was going for the knees during the game.

MM who is this 5 lkfnz i dont even remember him posting...nice profile though...Good morning lakers family...Mamba24 put me in all the bandwagons in the future thanks in advance mate...Lakers gunning for 5th straight championship....KOBE the greatest player of all time...

Justa: I think that I'm going to be the only one here who will say to you that you should take your time with the profile, and do it/send it if (once) you are comfortable. In some ways, it's kinda nice to be able to have conversations without having to know the actual person that they are (not that you're a super-advanced Turing machine, right?) ;-) Posted by: Caliphilosopher | October 10, 2010 at 03:04 PM
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Hey Cali, good to see you posting more often my brother. I hope studies going good. You know I was on the Justa Profile Bandwagon, in fact I created it, but now I am sorry I did. I agree with you. Justa should do whatever she is comfortable with. If she wants to send one do it. If she doesn't want to don't.
So Justanothermambafan(Head of the Mamba Clan) do whatever makes you comfortable and I apologize for any discomfort I may have caused you my Sister!

MAMBA24 -

I'm glad to have a little bit of time to post here more. Reading takes its toll, and I need an escape every few hours or so. I hope I didn't make you feel bad about starting the bandwagon; Justa is SUPER popular and intriguing (judging by the members of the bandwagon, and blog posts). I can understand wanting to have one of the most popular personalities here post their profile. I'm off to campus (as we're 8 hours ahead in London), so I'll talk to you later today.I hope you have a good day today! :-)

Justa -

I guess it depends for some people whether they feel closer to others after posting a profile. That still might be different on whether or not they actually are closer with other people. It's like my unarticulated (until now) issues with facebook/twitter. I found a couple of good links to criticisms of the thought that social media actually makes us closer:

http://tinyurl.com/2vfy4n5

http://tinyurl.com/264pr4t

Just something to think about. I try to put things on the web which will be ok for everyone to see; as exemplified by that student's "senior thesis" at Duke, things that go on the web pretty much stay there forever.

Good Morning Laker fam,

He said he wanted to make the greatest rock n roll song ever. Well I don't know if he did. You can judge that. But I do know he rocked hard on this classic....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxuThNgl3YA&ob=av2e

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGIC PHIL - 10/10/10 WHAT A LUCKY DAY – BANDWAGON
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Thanks for the Bandwagon. I'll buy a lottery ticket this morning and see what's gonna
happen... BBQ DAY!!!! Lakers family, You guys are SO kind to me, thank you. Your kindness
and the smoke from the charcoal are almost making me cry...I'll be around between a
beer or two....@MAGIC PHIL
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(01) MARK MEDINA – BLOG GOD - Hey Magic Phil: Happy birthday!! Hope you enjoy the day.
Having a BBQ? I'm sure it's going to be a blast!!
(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN - Let Us Pray Dear Lord, we give thanks for You blessing Magic Phil with another year of life. Fill him with Your love. Bless him with Your joy. Grant him peace and blessings as he steps into another year of life.
(03) JUSTANOTHRMAMBAFAN - OWNER – Happy Birthday Magic Phil - if you win the lotto, don't
forget the little people.....
(04) MAMBA24 - DRIVER – Happy Birthday Magic Phil with the Magic Skills, you are the best sir!
(05) #4
(06) phred - RIDING SHOTGUN1 -
(07) LAKER LASS – RIDING SHOTGUN2
(08) KBBLITZ - SECURITY
(09) RICK FRIEDMAN –
(10) FAN OF THE MAMBA -
(11) LROB - MagicPhil - Happy BDay and may you be blessed with many more.
(12) WES
(13) LEWSTRS - Magic Phil -Happy Birthday my brother...May you have a fantastic day with your
family and a great celebration...
(14) GILBERT BATTUNG - Happy Birthday, Magic Phil 10/10/10
(15) 63 FOOTER - I'll throw some birthday cheer Magic Phil's way... or is that birthday spirit?
Or just spirits? Whatever - have a good one!
(16) CALIPHILOSOPHER - Happy Birthday Magic Phil! Hope you have a fantastic BBQ today. :-)
(17) CYBERCOSMIX - Magic Phil: For your B-Day wish, I hope Cali legalizes marijuana. That way you can give up harvesting the 'magic shrooms' LOL JK!!!! Love your comments, now your a year older and a year wiser too! HAPPY B-DAY MAGIC PHIL!!!
(18) COMPLEX BROTHA - HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGIC PHIL!!!
(19 JEFE101 - This one's for you Magic Phil! (nevermind the "Saturday Club" shout-out)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7QxOllK0VU&feature=related
(20) NEWMEXICOLL - Here's a toast to Magic Phil, Happy Birthday and you have a great day........
(21) EDWIN GUECO - Magic Phil, I just dropped by to greet you Happy Birthday on 10-10-10. Here is what numerologist say about this date: "Numerologists the world over are claiming today, 10/10/10, as the luckiest day in a 100 years. 'The row of ‘perfect tens’ symbolizes not just a once in a 100 years quirk of the calendar, but a ‘powerful moment of rebirth', says a Delhi-based numbers expert." Bet on the power of ten today. Try to chase 10 women in one day. lol!
(22) CAP’S GOOGLES - Magic Phil - Happy B-Day Amigo! Hope you have a good one and a toast to many more to come!
(23) JUSTALAKERFAN - Happy Birthday Magic Phil, Pass some virtual BBQ and cake.

@LROB, Good morning to another great edition of the Jammin with LROB Show. Yes I think Bruce came pretty close to making the greatest Rock & Roll Song and that's why we call him the BOSS! Good stuff LROB! Incidently you don't hang around long enough for any of the Renegades to catch up to you. By the time we Log on you have left. Although yesterday was an unusally early sign off for us. Don't give up, keep on trying and if no one is there hang for a couple, I bet someone will show up.

Mamba24,

You're up early, my friend!

Happy belated birthday, Phil! Hope you're pleasantly hung over right now.

Go Lake Show!

@Caliphilospher, Yes my brother you did make me feel bad about creating the Justa Profile Bandwagon...Naw just playing with ya! The moment I created it I knew it was a mistake but it just took off. But it's all good and your notes about twitter and facebook were food for thought. The articles were Great! Thanks a lot. Here's to a great year for your studies and for The Lakers!! Take care my brother!
mamba24/larrY

@The Outlaw, Hey there! How you doing? Naw it's not so early, but I like to get up and go thru all the Post and see if there is anything I missed before everybody starts posting. See if any names need to be added to The Roll Call, any Bandwagons need to be created and all that kind of stuff. So how have you and Baby OutLaw been doing? What a lucky child getting to see a 3-peat at such a tender age when most live their whole lives and never get to see their team get even a one peat. Thank God we are Lakerholics Outlaw! Take care my brother!!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGIC PHIL - 10/10/10 WHAT A LUCKY DAY – BANDWAGON
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Thanks for the Bandwagon. I'll buy a lottery ticket this morning and see what's gonna
happen... BBQ DAY!!!! Lakers family, You guys are SO kind to me, thank you. Your kindness
and the smoke from the charcoal are almost making me cry...I'll be around between a
beer or two....@MAGIC PHIL
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(01) MARK MEDINA – BLOG GOD - Hey Magic Phil: Happy birthday!! Hope you enjoy the day.
Having a BBQ? I'm sure it's going to be a blast!!
(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN - Let Us Pray Dear Lord, we give thanks for You blessing Magic Phil with another year of life. Fill him with Your love. Bless him with Your joy. Grant him peace and blessings as he steps into another year of life.
(03) JUSTANOTHRMAMBAFAN - OWNER – Happy Birthday Magic Phil - if you win the lotto, don't
forget the little people.....
(04) MAMBA24 - DRIVER – Happy Birthday Magic Phil with the Magic Skills, you are the best sir!
(05) #4
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23) JUSTALAKERFAN - Happy Birthday Magic Phil, Pass some virtual BBQ and cake.
(24) THE OUTLAW - Happy belated birthday, Phil! Hope you're pleasantly hung over right now.


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Mamba,

Good Morning. Thanks for keeping the Blog energy ramped up! and thanks for the renegade advice.

This should make you smile...Celtic Misery:

Rivers said he often thinks about the tough Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers that ended the NBA Finals last June.

“It’s painful every day,’’ said Rivers. “I don’t think that’ll go away. It’s really interesting how often you think about it. Hell, they show the damn video (on TV) all the time so you can get a Sports Illustrated subscription. It drives me nuts. So many times, I walk away from the TV hating Sports Illustrated.

“I don’t think that’ll ever go away, don’t think it should. We showed our team a little clip of the (Lakers) celebration on opening day of training camp. I was amazed how raw that still was with the players. I underestimated that. That was in a way good. That’ll stick with you forever.’’

Mamba, Good Morning. Thanks for keeping the Blog energy ramped up! and thanks for the renegade advice. Posted by: LRob | October 11, 2010 at 05:59 AM
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Thank you sir! Just don't be cutting out when Justa is logging in, it gives the poor woman doubts and she starts asking all these existential questons about Profiles and the meaning of Existence. Lol Just playing with you LRob...you too Fabulous J! Where's the other half of the Morning DJ's, Lewstrs? He must have hung out with Magic Phil and got hung over! LOL! Once again just playing Lewstrs!

“I don’t think that’ll ever go away, don’t think it should. We showed our team a little clip of the (Lakers) celebration on opening day of training camp. I was amazed how raw that still was with the players. I underestimated that. That was in a way good. That’ll stick with you forever.’’Posted by: LRob | October 11, 2010 at 06:07 AM
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Good stuff LRob! But no, I don't think it will stick with them forever. I think the beating we are gonna give them this years in the Finals will stick with them FOREVER!!!

ARISE MIGHTY LAKERS NATION! THE WORLD IS OURS!!!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGIC PHIL - 10/10/10 WHAT A LUCKY DAY – BANDWAGON
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Thanks for the Bandwagon. I'll buy a lottery ticket this morning and see what's gonna
happen... BBQ DAY!!!! Lakers family, You guys are SO kind to me, thank you. Your kindness
and the smoke from the charcoal are almost making me cry...I'll be around between a
beer or two....@MAGIC PHIL
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(01) MARK MEDINA – BLOG GOD - Hey Magic Phil: Happy birthday!! Hope you enjoy the day.
Having a BBQ? I'm sure it's going to be a blast!!
(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN - Let Us Pray Dear Lord, we give thanks for You blessing Magic Phil with another year of life. Fill him with Your love. Bless him with Your joy. Grant him peace and blessings as he steps into another year of life.
(03) JUSTANOTHRMAMBAFAN - OWNER – Happy Birthday Magic Phil - if you win the lotto, don't
forget the little people.....
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(24) THE OUTLAW - Happy belated birthday, Phil! Hope you're pleasantly hung over right now.
(25)ADRIAN PALOMAR - HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGIC PHIL

Good stuff LRob! But no, I don't think it will stick with them forever. I think the beating we are gonna give them this years in the Finals will stick with them FOREVER!!!
Posted by: mamba24l | October 11, 2010 at 06:15 AM
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Lol...you're right. IF they can get past Orlando and Miami.


Sorry to spoil the party, but the Kobe alley-oop to Shaq to win the game after from being 15-down was against the Blazers, NOT against the Kings.

Hmm, does a real fan not even remember that? Also, given that we have never heard/seen 5LakerFanz in any of the message boards in the recent post, I doubt if its a real fan, or someone just trying to make it into the entries??

Any thoughts??

Any thoughts?? Posted by: Ruud van Nistelrooy | October 11, 2010 at 07:31 AM
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All I have to say is: http://tinyurl.com/5rseup

@5LAKERFANZ… Great profile and stories, Alex. How cool to be invited to play football with Ron Artest. And I loved the stories, especially the one about your dog Kobe and cat Shaq. Of course, to me, Kobe is the cool cat and Shaq is the dog. Looking forward to hearing from you during the season.
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@MAGIC PHIL.. Happy belated Birthday. May all your candles smolder and your wishes come true.
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TOM

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGIC PHIL - 10/10/10 WHAT A LUCKY DAY – BANDWAGON
*___________________________________________________________________*
Thanks for the Bandwagon. I'll buy a lottery ticket this morning and see what's gonna
happen... BBQ DAY!!!! Lakers family, You guys are SO kind to me, thank you. Your kindness
and the smoke from the charcoal are almost making me cry...I'll be around between a
beer or two....@MAGIC PHIL
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(01) MARK MEDINA – BLOG GOD - Hey Magic Phil: Happy birthday!! Hope you enjoy the day.
Having a BBQ? I'm sure it's going to be a blast!!
(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN - Let Us Pray Dear Lord, we give thanks for You blessing Magic Phil with another year of life. Fill him with Your love. Bless him with Your joy. Grant him peace and blessings as he steps into another year of life.
(03) JUSTANOTHRMAMBAFAN - OWNER – Happy Birthday Magic Phil - if you win the lotto, don't
forget the little people.....
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(24) THE OUTLAW - Happy belated birthday, Phil! Hope you're pleasantly hung over right now.
(25)ADRIAN PALOMAR - HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGIC PHIL
(26) LAKERTOM - MAGIC PHIL.. Happy belated Birthday. May all your candles smolder and your wishes come true.

Good Morning NewMexicoLL! Vikes @ Jets! YIKES!! Keep the faith, Brett and Randy are gonna have a field day. Now if only the defense would pick up their performance like last year. Vikes in a squeaker. Packers quarterback knocked out. Bears beat a nothing team. A win tonight and the Vikes are right back in it.

@5LAKERFANZ - That was a cool story about your handle, nice to have you along for what should be another title run...if we can ever get healthish.

@MAGIC PHIL -Happy (belated) birthday!


@mamba24 - Moss as a Viking again, maybe it's the purple and gold combo on the uni's, but I love me some Vikings! that and a good freind who, bascially, introduced me to the NFL grew up a Vikings fan. My favorite story about Viking memorabillia? The foam brick with the Viking's logo you could throw at the TV when they stunk it up back in the late 80s. Hilarious.

I could use a foam brick with the Lakers logo on it. That way I wouldn't lose so many remotes to living room test flights....

Been a busy weekend (opened a show) so I haven't been able to throw in my two bits on some things.


REGARDING RON ARTESTS NON DRINKIN' WAYS


Great news. He already has more lift in his legs in pre-season than I think I saw all of last year. He's dunked it easier, gets more lift on his jumper and is crashing the boards better. If he can keep up with quick players while still maintaining his toughness he should be mentioned more in terms of DPOY. I don't think he'll win it (but some sort of All-NBA mention would be nice) but he should be in the conversation.


Other than that, I'm pretty stoked the team gets a few practice days under it's belt. My hope is that Kobe can share some floor time with his new team members. He needs to learn their tendencies as much as they need to learn his. With Kobe sounding like he'll be limited for the first week or so of the season, we'll need lots of guys stepping up, doing the little things and playing solid team ball.


Any updates on whether or not Luke will be taking the floor any time soon?

Moss as a Viking again, maybe it's the purple and gold combo on the uni's, but I love me some Vikings! that and a good freind who, bascially, introduced me to the NFL grew up a Vikings fan. My favorite story about Viking memorabillia? The foam brick with the Viking's logo you could throw at the TV when they stunk it up back in the late 80s. Hilarious.
Posted by: Jamie Sweet | October 11, 2010 at 08:13 AM
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Lol! I need one of those bricks! Yep it's good to see Moss back with the Vikes. When him and Chris Carter were together, man that was one heck of a team! They just could not get over that final hump. But I think the GM broke it up too soon!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGIC PHIL - 10/10/10 WHAT A LUCKY DAY – BANDWAGON
*___________________________________________________________________*
Thanks for the Bandwagon. I'll buy a lottery ticket this morning and see what's gonna
happen... BBQ DAY!!!! Lakers family, You guys are SO kind to me, thank you. Your kindness
and the smoke from the charcoal are almost making me cry...I'll be around between a
beer or two....@MAGIC PHIL
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(01) MARK MEDINA – BLOG GOD - Hey Magic Phil: Happy birthday!! Hope you enjoy the day.
Having a BBQ? I'm sure it's going to be a blast!!
(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN - Let Us Pray Dear Lord, we give thanks for You blessing Magic Phil with another year of life. Fill him with Your love. Bless him with Your joy. Grant him peace and blessings as he steps into another year of life.
(03) JUSTANOTHRMAMBAFAN - OWNER – Happy Birthday Magic Phil - if you win the lotto, don't
forget the little people.....
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(27) JAMIE SWEET - MAGIC PHIL -Happy (belated) birthday!

Jefe101 - That quote isn't wrong and I don't think it's head scratching. Phil simply is saying he's not sure Andrew will be ready for the season opener, which has been a known fact since training camp opened

MM

Also, we got a morning post up. Hope you guys enjoy it

MM

@5LakerFanz;

Great profile. Dude! You have the vanity plate and you played football at the beach with Ron Artest, with photo evidence? Color me green with envy!

Fo' Sho'!

Kobe is a great name for a pet. I dig it!

Nice to meet you.

--FEARless

Mamba24........I do believe the Jets are pulling a fast one with bringing up Favre's disgression's now!! This happened two yrs ago and now all of a sudden it's a big deal!! My son is going back to KS. tomorrow and were having family over....they better be prepared to eat in front of the TV. You have a great day.:) Don't we play GS on Thurs.?
JaimeSweet...I need me some of those foam fingers, like somebody said.. Purple and Gold would serve a duel purpose. Go Vikes and Lakers!

Good Morning NewMexicoLL, Anything to try and get Favre off his game. Won't work! Vikes by 3. Enjoy the game and have a great Lakers Day!
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LAKERS VS. KINGS WED OCT. 13
LAKERS VS. DENVER SAT OCT. 16
LAKERS VS. UTAH TUE OCT. 19
LAKERS VS. GOLDEN ST. THUR. OCT. 21
LAKERS VS. GOLDEN ST. FRI. OCT.22
*******SEASON OPENER ************
LAKERS VS. HOUSTON TUE. OCT.26
LAKERS SEASON SCHEDULE: http://tinyurl.com/ytym8u

Just hate Paul Pierce....loosing guy with nothing in head....love the lakers player....missing Andrew..


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