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5 things to take away from Lakers' 98-95 pre-season victory over Sacramento Kings

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1. Kobe Bryant doesn't shoot well, but still shows improvement: This will forever be the most important thing to monitor until the pre-season games end. And what did we learn? Well, Bryant's seven-point performance on two in 10 shooting in 19 minutes confirmed Phil Jackson's assessment this week that Bryant's not game ready, but that doesn't mean Bryant didn't make progress. He appeared to have more movement and made an effort to contribute to make up for his poor shooting numbers.

Nonetheless, it's good Jackson just about kept to his pledge that he'd play Bryant between 16 and 18 minutes and that the Black Mamba didn't force himself to play more. With 8:50 left in the fourth quarter, he already had his knees iced and called it a night. Bryant, who didn't wear a sleeve on his right knee, continued to lack the necessary lift and bounce to look back in form and it's probably going to take all of pre-season for it to come back.

As is often the case, Bryant forced several shots. But there were also good things to like from Bryant's effort considering he found other ways to contribute. His four rebounds and two assists aren't eye popping. But some of the plays that led to those numbers revealed a determination in wanting to make a difference.

When Pau Gasol missed a 14 footer from the far side in the first quarter, Bryant raced into the lane, cut around Kings guard Antoine Wright and weaved through Sacramento forward Jason Thompson to save the ball from going out of bounds and grabbing the rebound. Bryant threw the ball up top to Gasol, who cut into the lane. Gasol moved the ball up to Lamar Odom, who quickly passed to Derek Fisher on the near-side. In mid air, Fisher hit Ron Artest for an open corner three-pointer, cutting the early gap to 10-8. Early in the third quarter, Bryant snuck into the lane and tipped in Artest's missed layup. Two minutes later, Bryant grabbed a defensive rebound, led the break and appeared as if he was going to drive through the lane. In mid air, he fired a bullet toward the far corner to Artest, whose three-pointer gave the Lakers a 56-53 lead with 5:52 left in the third quarter.

This isn't something I'd be raving about in normal circumstances. If Bryant's lift and shot doesn't improve, no one's going to laud him for playing a utility role. In this case that it's a pre-season game, however, Bryant's play against Sacramento shows he's making progress.

2. Artest should get the key to every city - The easy explanation for Artest's 18-point performance on seven of 11 shots, including four of five from three-point range: His receiving the key to Las Vegas for his charitable efforts involving mental health issues gave him the ability to hit from the outside. The real explanation: Artest's performances served as a by product of his increased confidence, mobility and slimmer figure. As was the case in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, Artest became the hero on a night that showcased a struggling but determined Bryant. The circumstances are much much different, this being an exhibition game and all, but this game confirmed my belief that fans are going to see Artest with much better judgement this season. Artest won't necessarily always have a hot shooting night, and he won't always be expected to do so. But he'll consistently help the offensive fluidity instead of disrupt it. Oh, and don't forget about the defense.

Mark5

3. Lakers showed great ball movement: You don't need to watch the game to know the Lakers emphasized teamwork against the Kings. You can see it in the individual performances Gasol (18 points on seven of 15 shooting, 12 rebounds), Shannon Brown (17 points on six of 12 shooting), Devin Ebanks (10 points on four of nine shooting), Lamar Odom (seven points, nine rebounds and six assists) and Steve Blake (five assists). The total effort resulted in the Lakers recording 26 assists on their 36 field goals.

This ball movement affected everyone in different ways. With Gasol carrying a heavy load (30 minutes) as Andrew Bynum recovers from his surgically repaired right knee, it's necessary to actively look for him in the post. Once he received the ball, Gasol displayed his nifty footwork and effective mid-range shot that makes such a formidable threat (four of eight from the free-throw line could've been better, though).

Brown entertained the Las Vegas crowd when his one-handed slam off Odom's cross-court outlet pass gave the Lakers a 38-33 lead with 5:24 remaining in the second quarter and he showcased his ability to drive to the basket, resulting in a five of five mark from the stripe. But Brown demonstrated growth by hitting four of his six field goals came from at least 20 feet, showing that Brown's more comfortable in broadening his game beyond highlight reels. He's expressed before how he doesn't want to be pigeon holed as just a dunker, but he often last season either appeared tentative or made careless turnovers when he tried to make a play. Part of that had to do with his thumb injury. Part of it had to do with growing pains. So even if this came on just a pre-season game, it could be a sign of things to come.

Ebanks before has shown a certain tentativeness with a shooting stroke that needs work. But he looked more comfortable against Sacramento. After throwing an entry pass to Ratliff, he cut toward the left block as Ratliff kicked the ball out. Ebanks then pulled up for an easy 14-footer, increasing the Lakers' lead to 36-28 with 6:52 remaining in the second quarter.  He also drove to the lane with aggression, resulting in two layups and two of two mark from the free-throw line.

As much as Barnes admits he's not fully comfortable with the triangle, he impressed me with his court vision. On one play, he pump faked, drove to the left block, spun and then converted on a leaner. Moments later, Barnes found Theo Ratliff wide open on an inbounds pass. Meanwhile, Blake demonstrated how he knows the triangle well with timely passing and Odom continued his strong start in pre-season by literally doing everything.

The Lakers will have nights where it not everyone's contributing. But the Lakers at least showed against Sacramento their want to work together.

4. Too much inconsistency - The result doesn't matter. But fans may be scratching their heads wondering why this game wasn't decided until Gasol's length led to DeMarcus Cousins botching a three-pointer. OK, so Sasha Vujacic mishandled the rebound and the ball went out of bounds, making the result still in question until Antoine Wright traveled on the final play. There were other reasons as well. The Lakers' inconsistency is somewhat inevitable considering the Lakers are fielding combinations. Some of it has to do with Ratliff's and Derrick Caracter's poor play in the post. But a lot of it had to do with lapses in concentration

The Lakers went scoreless for the last 2:21 of the first quarter. The Kings went on an 8-0 run to take a 45-42 lead with 1:12 remaining in the second quarter. And the Lakers went without a field goal for the final 3:13 of the game.

5. Chippiness everywhere - There were plenty of signs that showed Sacramento and L.A. playing with an edge. And that doesn't count the questionable technical foul on Lamar Odom after raising his arms for getting called with a foul. Lakers Coach Phil Jackson lit into officials for a delay-of-game call. Both teams combined for 56 fouls. The Kings shot 31 of 43 free throws. Cousins picked up three fouls with 10:29 left in the second quarter.  Barnes also drew a loose-ball foul on Landry after the two locked up and Landry knocked into a Laker girl (Ashley) (KCAL 9's John Ireland reported Ashley hit her head under the scorer's table, but that she was fine). The Lakers will need to be more disciplined for when the games count.

Stat of the Night: 26, the number of assists the Lakers recorded.

Quote of the Night: "I like the Lakers. I like the Kings. I like Miami. They're a whole bunch of good teams now." -- Former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson during the Lakers-Kings game after KCAL-9's John Ireland asked him what is his favorite NBA team.

Photos: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, drives around Sacramento forward Antoine Wright during the Lakers' 98-95 preseason victory Wednesday. Shannon Brown finishes on a one-handed dunk. Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

 
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Lakers looked the best they have all pre-season tonight. Everything will come into play slowly, but I still say 69 wins for this team and a title on the way.

@LRob.

Magic Johnson was very athletic. Only reason he didn't look athletic was that he was 6'9 and why bother...most times he had a size advantage so he could simply post up and if teams ran a guy who was as big as he was he used his quickness to blow through them.

In the end that's why Magic is ranked over Bird even though Larry Legend did everything he could to win that didn't require athleticism.

Now on to the game:

1)Kobe is getting into game shape. He is a bit rusty on his shot but the more he practices the more he will get his rhythm back and his shot to be more consistent.

Though 45% clip is what should be expected usually from him.

2) Pau is BACK into game shape picking up where he left off in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. Rebounding/Defense/Scoring he did all of those again and taking the rookie Cousins to school. Now Cousins did produce at the end of the game but had it been a regular season game he wouldn't have those lucky 3 point shot.

4) Ron is back into game shape though he will see how consistent his shot is. He definitely is looking to be more consistent in the offense compared to last year.

5) Lamar what can I say? He is ready for the Regular season. Being with Team USA got his conditioning to be up so less likely chance for injury. Rest is okay but being in condition lowers the tendency for injury and Lamar is flouring once again in the Lakers offense and the chemistry between him and Gasol is only rivaled by Bryant and Gasol.

6) Fisher again will be inconsistent in production but Blake will hopefully keep his minutes down to be in the playoffs. Blake looks to be a more of a floor general rather than a spark off the bench that Farmar was and while I'm not highly on his defense like many of us are....I'll take his positives. He is more suited for the Lakers than Jordan ever was.

7) Ebanks and Barnes did well though I think by that time the Lakers were running either basic triangle plays or doing a more simple offense. That paid off in the 4th as they extended the lead. So they get a B considering the played well though there were times when the triangle on the strong side got so congested and spacing was bad and it was lucky the ball was on the weak side at times when those happened. Shannon had a very nice game though I'm looking for more from him considering while his shot was on tonight he isn't much use if his jumper was off aside from highlight reel plays.

8) Theo and Derrick didn't embarrass themselves but didn't have a solid game. Theo did a great job on defense but on offense I think he tried too much to be a playmaker when he never was in his entire NBA career. True he has to be productive but he really wasn't. Derrick still is raw though he has good potential.

9) MM........................I'm still up on that guarantee that Sasha will never return to be "The Machine".

10) 2 days rest till they are in Honda Center yay!

KB Blitz - I agree with you. Sasha won't return to be The Machine. He'll perhaps be better than last year, but nothing much beyond that. The Lakers will try to trade him, but won't find suitors

MM

Never underestimate the power of an expiring contract Mr. Medina!

you forgot #6) Sasha Vujacic nearly blew the game again!

Sasha returns as The Machine this year because he has Blake passing him the ball and he's finally healthy...and has been putting in his time at gym.

Farmar didn't want to pass to Sasha...even though Sasha is a much better shooter.

There are too many Sasha and Luke haters out there. I still believe in both players and feel they are going to have solid years.

Kobe looked good out there! Who cares about his FG%? He was running up and down the court and looking much better than his self proclaimed 60% level. That's the most important thing for the Lakers...a healthy Kobe Bryant...and it it looking good at this point.

Blitz,

Magic was not an above average jumper or didn't have above average speed. What area would you say he was very athletic?

Good Morning Laker family,

Some are predicting the Lakers run is over. But they say they ain't going down. Time to crank it up a little for some of the modern rockers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CC0msUzr1A

Good to see Shannon is off to a solid start.

Blitz,

Magic was not an above average jumper or didn't have above average speed. What area would you say he was very athletic?

Posted by: LRob | October 14, 2010 at 05:09 AM
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1) Morning. Had to get up early today's anyways LRoB.

2) Magic was very quick for a man his size. One of the reasons he could counter players who tried to match his height and size was that he could out quick them. He didn't have the dribble cross over moves that Mike/Allen/Kobe/Dwyane did but he could easily take you off the dribble when he had a chance. Of course most times he preferred to set up a teammate hence not as much highlights with him scoring but he could score and while he didn't have super high hops his size more than made up for that. His quickness is another reason why he averaged 2 steals per game. He wasn't well enough on defense to be considered a defensive stopper (as the 1988 Finals showed he struggled against Isiah and Dumars) but he still had enough athleticism to be not a liability on defense.

Could Magic fly like Mike? No. Could he spin around like Nique? No. Could he glide like Drexler? No. But Magic was athletic enough to be more than a 6'8 passing man. He was very athletic and score more if he wanted to.

Blitz,

I'll agree about Magic's quickness "for his size". His biggest asset was his skill level, BBall IQ and leadership. Superb dribbler = skill. The best passer = skill. Good team defender = BBall IQ. He got most of his steals by playing passing lane and/or doubling down on big men. Very quick hands = athleticism.

Think about the Showtime teams. Worthy, Byron, Coop...they were the super athletes.

Yes, he was more athletic than Larry, but I wouldn't characterize him as "very" athletic.

Magis WAS athletic. His main assets were quickness, speed and remarkable agility for his size. He was also strong. He was, as Blitz points out, a decent leaper, but not an MJ. His biggest weakness athletically was his lateral movement, which affected his abiliy to defend on the perimiter and led to guys like Worthy and Wilkes sometimes taking on SGs, with Scott guarding PGs.


His athleticsm was greatly enhanced by his court vision and baketball intelligence (highest I have ever seen). He was able to see and think of things far faster than other players, use his quickness to get an advantage, his speed to hold the advantage and his strength to finish.

The speed at which the Showtime Lakers played is stunning when you compare it to the game today. There has been a bit of Devo-lution there. Magic created that speed.

Magis WAS athletic. His main assets were quickness, speed and remarkable agility for his size. He was also strong. He was, as Blitz points out, a decent leaper, but not an MJ. His biggest weakness athletically was his lateral movement, which affected his abiliy to defend on the perimiter and led to guys like Worthy and Wilkes sometimes taking on SGs, with Scott guarding PGs.


His athleticsm was greatly enhanced by his court vision and baketball intelligence (highest I have ever seen). He was able to see and think of things far faster than other players, use his quickness to get an advantage, his speed to hold the advantage and his strength to finish.

The speed at which the Showtime Lakers played is stunning when you compare it to the game today. There has been a bit of Devo-lution there. Magic created that speed.

Posted by: Tom Daniels | October 14, 2010 at 06:14 AM
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To me it is ridiculous to nitpick at Magic Johnson's so-called "weaknesses." He remains head and shoulders the greatest point guard to ever play the game and, while his size alone put him at a disadvantage guarding smaller point guards, he could guard every other position on the floor and was an underrated help defender because of his IQ on defense alone. 9 NBA Finals in 12 seasons and we're nitpicking at his defense? Are you kidding me? If you are choosing an all-time team, who is your #1 pick? Are you going to let Magic slide to the next guy?

As for the 5 things to take away from last night's game, thank God there are only 5 of these scrimmages left before the 82 game practice season gets underway. So 5-4-3-2-1 .... SEASON!

> To me it is ridiculous to nitpick at Magic Johnson's so-called "weaknesses."

So you're saying that's it ridiculous to attempt to be factually correct? It's far
better to slap hyperbole on top of hyperbole and admit to no less than
fantastic attributes of any Laker you like.

I never said Magic wasn't athletic. I said he wasn't "very" athletic. Which in hindsight is a very vague term. I agree that he was a good athlete. But at no point in his career do I think his athleticsm was his greatest asset.

I'm as big of a Magic fan as anyone, so this is not a criticism of his game, its a huge compliment. He's one of the top 10 all time players on everyone list...despite being one of the least athletic on said list.

Magic Johnson = Beast Mode


Lakers for the win.

[dbdh]

No post post grunge/modern rock fans? No love for 3 Doors Down?

Cyber this is you isn't it. Represent!

@ LRob: Which the original point was "Bird>>>Johnson" because it was a response that "Skill always beats Athleticism".

Johnson had one of the best skill set but he also had athleticism going his way even though he was no Drexler. His athleticism is one of the biggest things why he is ranked over Larry Bird even though Bird in his prime had maximized every skill there is in the NBA book and the only thing that kept him from being better was probably he lacked athleticism.

Therefore it's not necessarily that skill always triumphs athleticism otherwise Bird should be greater than Johnson using that logic.

KobeMVP888,


You misunderstood me. I was not at all "nitpicking" Magic, who I have on the short list for best ever. There was a conversation about his athleticism, and I was arguing FOR him being athletic not against. AND I was arguing for him having the highest BBall IQ ever. Hardly the stuff of "nitpicking." I pointed out what I thought was his 1 athletic weakness, as part of the overall picture. I am pretty sure we agree on Magic. My favorite Laker ever. Just no Scottie Pippen as a long perimeter defender.

Tom D.

@Blitz - Magic more athletic than Bird. Agreed.

Before his knee injury in 1981, Magic was truly athletic.

He could run and jump with the best of them. I recall him dunking and finishing strong many times when Stormin Norman was leading the break.

Knee injuries, especially back in those days, tended to limit one's athleticism. Magic overcame this limitation due to his high b-ball intelligence and his extreme desire to win. So, while most casual fans don't put him in the same class of athlete as Jordan or Erving, I remember differently. He never completely lost that athleticism he just found other "less-athletic" ways to win.

He is and always be my favorite Laker. Kobe, as great as he is, will never be Magic's equal as far as I'm concerned. Only Jerry West is in the same vicinity of Laker greatness as Magic, although Kobe should be in the same exclusive area when he is done.

Good Morning Nation -

LakerJ - I had to give away my tickets to a friend, to take care of business with a client...I was so bummed that I wouldn't get to go to the game, but tried to tell myself, they were nosebleed seats anyway...and of course my friend had to text me that they snuck down to the floor level...

hobbitmage - It's obvious you have a hard on for MVP888...seems like it takes a post from him to stimulate you to post...but your post is only directed at criticism for 888's post and not the topic...anything to use your 'hyperbole' remark...lol

LRob - good morning my dueling musical friend...Hope your day goes well...I am slammed today, so this will probably be my only post till this evening...Here is you mood stimulus for the day...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQifd7O_N5k

JustaLakerFan - Here is a few songs to give you my flavor of nostagia...What do these songs have in common...(LRob your welcome to guess too)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVC2cszdTao
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F01aLeErvoU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59K2kF6o9Tk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukos0EiwxeE

MM - I have a friend who works at BSPN...he is going to try to find a copy of the video of you and Princess Jimmy doing the shimmy dance...you know I will immediately send it to justa...lol

justa - Good Morning master...my Haiku entry for today...I feel the rice paper walk coming soon...

Ron Ron and his treys...
If his continues, watch out...
Kobe to Ron, BAM...

Mamba24 - missed you this morning...I'll do a mental M24 Roll Call to keep me going today...

Everyone else, have a great and productive day...

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

wow. Didn't realize the SKILLS vs ATHLETICISM argument has spilled over...

before I chime in:

MM: Great list of things to take away from the game. I particularly loved your breakdown of Artest, who is showing his confidence not only within the offense, but more generally fitting in with the team:

"Artest's performances served as a by product of his increased confidence, mobility and slimmer figure. As was the case in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, Artest became the hero on a night that showcased a struggling but determined Bryant. The circumstances are much much different, this being an exhibition game and all, but this game confirmed my belief that fans are going to see Artest with much better judgement this season. "

Can MM win comment of the day?

Magic vs Bird:
Bird did have a lot of skills/low level of athleticism compared to most NBA SF's, however the skill-level of Magic was off the charts. We've never seen someone with the court-vision (a SKILL!), the ability to no-look a pass, going full speed, without ever even looking at his man (INCREDIBLE SKILL!). Not to mention, Magic was a very nice shooter too, and hit probably the most shots with time winding down on a quarter from behind half-court I've ever seen someone make.

So, Magic's SKILLS won out vs Bird.

I tend to agree with LRob above, as well as Tom Daniels, but realize it was Magic's size/lower level of foot speed vs smaller guards that kept him from guarding the point. KB Blitz makes good points too, but I've never seen those other PG's as regularly make the spectacular look mundane like Magic did. Each of those players may have a particular skill or two over Magic (like crossover dribbles, AI full-speed stops and pull-up jumpers) but Magic was overall very skilled also, honed from being a gym-rat and years and years of playing since a youngster (like Bird in that respect).

KobeMVP888: Magic is the first pick on my all-time list. He not only was the greatest PG ever, but he also made all of his teammates better. That is why in my eyes he is the GOAT - but Kobe is close to catching/passing MJ and nearing himself to the top, and I wouldn't bet against the mamba's relentlessness


GO LAKERS!!!!!

LRob: @Blitz - Magic more athletic than Bird. Agreed.

Magic also had more skills than Bird, too. He had him beat on both counts, but Bird was a tenacious competitor.

Lewsters, if I may, I'm going to venture a guess that your music nostalgia common denominator is the release year that was 1972? A great year in music, if I recall - also producing such additional gems as these;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmSPCOby-1A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxCsIX6iU5o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLMotU8Tu9E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-71e-nV_fY&feature=fvst
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wNknGIKkoA&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls68jEnN7Ik

I hope the Lakers keep Trey Johnson. I was impressed with his court vision and tough defense inspite of short PT. Considering Fish's age, they just might need to sign him. Mitch might have just found another jewel. I am getting to like Ebanks more and more whenever I see him playing. He is very active on both ends and very Ariza-like slasher, and his shooting is improving as well. He seems to have much potential to become a really good NBA player.

Thanks for the love. But I'm not allowed to win comment of the day lol

MM

Jefe101 -

You were very close...my selections were all top hits in 1971...Like your line up for 1972...

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

ATHLETICISM IS OVERRATED !!!
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I’ve always believed athleticism is overrated. It’s why so many basketball fans and analysts today are overly enamored with LeBron James. It’s why so many young fans today do not give NBA stars from earlier eras the credit and respect they deserve It’s why Magic Johnson and Larry Bird won championships while Dominique Wilkins and Allen Iverson never did. It’s why LeBron James will never be Kobe Bryant, why Randy Moss will never be Jerry Rice, why Michael Vick will never be Drew Brees, and why Andrew Bynum may someday be a better NBA center than Dwight Howard. Whether it’s a 40” vertical leap, a 100 MPH fast ball, or a 4.3 second 40, athleticism without skills, smarts, and work ethic is no guarantee of greatness in pro sports.
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TOM

I'm staying out of the "what constitutes athleticism" debate, but I will say (as has been mentioned), Magic had the most ungodly peripheral vision evah. I mean, the guy could see behind him!

I played in a charity game with Magic once and I even joked with him about having an eye in the back of his head, and he just smiled and shook his head: "Nope, two."

As for Sasha, I don't hate the guy, and always root for his positives, but he's still making rookie mistakes. Trying to dribble through a double team near mid-court with the clock winding down? What was he thinking? Or not thinking?

I've been hoping Ron would eventually become comfortable enough with taking some scoring burdens off Kobe (he's the only perimeter player who could really do that in a Kobe way), and I hope he does this season. He used to be able to "take over games" to a certain extent (one quarter runs, etc.), and, other than Kobe, we don't have a perimeter player like that... other than Ron.

LRob - good morning choice to start the day. As usual.

Jefe101 - nice stuff. You can never go wrong with Duane Allman with me. He was the Magic Johnson of guitarists, as he made every other person he played with (particularly other guitarists) better.


MJ was the NBA poster boy for athleticism. If that's the definition of the word, Magic comes up a bit short only because he didn't fly. He was quick, had impeccable footwork, ball handling, strength and agility... and all the rest of the list that fills out the definition of the word "athletic".

And, as Laker Tom says, it's overrated. Magic just won, on every level. There's a word for that too. GOAT.

KobeMVP888,


You misunderstood me. I was not at all "nitpicking" Magic, who I have on the short list for best ever. There was a conversation about his athleticism, and I was arguing FOR him being athletic not against. AND I was arguing for him having the highest BBall IQ ever. Hardly the stuff of "nitpicking." I pointed out what I thought was his 1 athletic weakness, as part of the overall picture. I am pretty sure we agree on Magic. My favorite Laker ever. Just no Scottie Pippen as a long perimeter defender.

Tom D.

Posted by: Tom Daniels | October 14, 2010 at 07:53 AM
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I apologize Tom. This was not directed at you; I just grabbed your post as a part of the thread. So this was a mutual misunderstanding. My point is very simply that athleticism as it applies to the great Earvin "Magic' Johnson isn't even worth discussing. He was and remains the most unique basketball player in the history of the universe considering the position he played at 6'9". Part of being an "athlete" is smarts and, just like Joe Montana at his position in his sport, his IQ more than compensated for whatever natural athletic "deficiencies" he might have had.

hobbitmage - It's obvious you have a hard on for MVP888...seems like it takes a post from him to stimulate you to post...but your post is only directed at criticism for 888's post and not the topic...anything to use your 'hyperbole' remark...lol

Posted by: LEWSTRS | October 14, 2010 at 08:19 AM
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Lew, whatever he directed at me, it is simply jealousy rearing its ugly head again.

Good Morning Laker family,

Some are predicting the Lakers run is over. But they say they ain't going down. Time to crank it up a little for some of the modern rockers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CC0msUzr1A

Posted by: LRob | October 14, 2010 at 05:13 AM

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Nice and also like Kryponite.

Lewsrs, Jefe101,
Just saw and listened to the lists and remembered all except 110 cross town.
I did't think about year so I would have lost :(

LakerPeace:

I, too, am hoping Trey gets to stay.. He seems to have a very even keel feel to his game -- very smooth and of course, he has a nice midrange jumper and some solid skills.


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