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Lakers3_510Lakers 114 Suns 106 (final)

All five Lakers starters scored in double figures, as well as one reserve, in the victory at Phoenix.

Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 25 points  on nine-for-19 shooting. He also had seven rebounds and three assists.

Pau Gasol had 21 points, eight rebounds and nine assists and Lamar Odom had a double-double with 18 points and 17 rebounds. He also had five assists.

Lakers reserve Matt Barnes had 11 points on four-for-eight shooting.

Grant Hill led the Suns with 21 points. The starting backcourt of Steve Nash (three-for-nine shooting) and Jason Richardson (six for 18) combined for only 27 points.

Suns Center Robin Lopez finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds while Hedo Turkoglu, who missed all three of his shots in the first half, had only nine points on four-of-seven shooting.

The Lakers improved to 2-0 and play again Sunday at Staples Center against the Golden State Warriors. 

Lakers 87, Suns 79 (end of third quarter)

At one point in the third quarter, the score was tied, 76-76.

But then the Lakers went on a 9-0 run to open an 85-76 lead.

That's what helped the Lakers keep an eight-point lead entering the fourth quarter.

During the run, Pau Gasol scored twice, Kobe Bryant made two free throws and Steve Blake made a three-pointer.

Lakers 57, Suns 50 (halftime)

The Lakers opened up a seven-point lead over the Suns at halftime.

Pau Gasol finished the first half with 14 points and Kobe Bryant had 12 points.

Lamar Odom came alive, scoring nine points and grabbing 11 rebounds while handing out four assists by halftime.

The Lakers shot 49% from the field, 41.7% (five for 12) from three-point range.

Grant Hill made seven of 12 shots and leads the Suns with 14 points. Center Robin Lopez has eight points on four-of-five shooting and six rebounds, but the starting backcourt of Steve Nash and Jason Richardson is a combined two-for-11 shooting with seven points. Reserve point guard Goran Dragic gave the team a boost with 10 points off the bench.

Hedo Turkoglu, the power forward Phoenix acquired in a trade with Toronto this summer to replace Amare Stoudemire, is scoreless after missing all three of his shots.

Lakers 28, Suns 27 (end of first quarter)

The Lakers shot 46.4% from the field in the first quarter to open a one-point lead over Phoenix.

Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with eight points and Pau Gasol had six points, three rebounds and three assists.

The Suns shot 50% from the field in the first quarter. Grant Hill had seven points to lead Phoenix.

Pregame

When you ask Lakers Coach Phil Jackson what's different about the Phoenix Suns now that Amare Stoudemire left as a free-agent for the New York Knicks, Jackson says, "I haven't seen anything different."

At least that's what Jackson said during his pregame news conference about two hours before the Lakers were scheduled to face the Suns tonight at US Airways Center.

Jackson said the Suns run some different plays with offseason acquisition Hedo Turkoglu, whom Phoenix acquired in a trade from the Toronto Raptors. Turkoglu plays the power forward position that Stoudemire played, but he is more of an outside shooter.

Now when you ask Suns Coach Alvin Gentry how different his team is without Stoudemire, an athletic and bruising power forward, he has a different answer.

"Yeah, we're a lot different without Amare," Gentry said. "He's the best roll and finisher in the game. I don't think there's anybody even close."

During the Western Conference finals, Gentry went to a zone defense to slow down the Lakers. The strategy allowed the Suns to take the Lakers to six games before losing the series.

Gentry was asked if he would employ a zone defense against the Lakers on Friday night.

"You have to give them differnet looks," Gentry said. "They are too good of a team to give them the same look."

Gentry is one coach who holds the Lakers in high regard.

He understands why people are so excited about the Miami Heat getting LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

But Gentry doesn't understand why the Heat was picked as the favorites to win the NBA title over the two-time defending champion Lakers.

"There's a lot of talk about that team in South Beach," Gentry said. "I think those (Laker) guys enjoy that. I think they like flying under the radar."

-- Broderick Turner, reporting from Phoenix

Photo: Lakers forward Lamar Odom looks to pass over the defense of Suns forward Hedo Turkoglu in the first quarter Friday night. Credit: Matt York / Associated Press

 
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sup peeps!

Next entry in my 'across the pond' series.

D'Nell - This Thing - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81O8WGMZijc

D'Nell - DIFFERENT DAY - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6R__volcR0&feature=related

D'Nell - STANDING IN A CROWD - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PFKU0Qi9Zw

D'Nell - 1st Magic Groove(remix) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN1an2AlHOM&feature=related
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Let's go Ls...all the way to a 3-peat!!!!!

anybody looking forward to luke returning and taking minutes away from barnes??

please kindly step forward and show urself.. HUH? ANYBODY?

i didnt think so.

isnt this game of basketball just so much easier to watch with blake instead of farmar???

shasha needs to get his butt off the bench and start cheering for his team.

@LT: I just saw that the third installment of the Stieg Larsson trilogy(The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest) is out. I'll have to check it out first chance I get.



Let's go Ls...all the way to a 3-peat!!!!!

is it me or this team just so much better than at this time last year. i can actually watch a game and relax especially when the bench comes in. amazingly this team will play even better when bynum comes back. that has to be scary for the league.

What did we expect?
Phoenix is "The Good Old Boys

Both Ds were terrible, so that was a good game to watch!

Our O looks gooooooood.....but we still need another big guy there, Bynum needs to come back.

Great Game,but NO DEFENSE....Lakers Must Address that Problem Sooner than Later.Offense was Pretty Crisp with alot of Unselfish Play .It´s nice to see Kobe Trust in His New Team Mates.Blake,Brown and Barnes are so Refreshing to watch this season.Brown has Really Picked Up his Shooting.He is so much smoother in His Release and confidence level has grown.Blake is adjusting very well to the Triangle.He will only get better as the season goes along.Lamar is a true Beast this season and is much more Aggressive.Kobe is finding his Game also as he is healing and his shot looks more comfortable on his release,but can notice he has No Lift on his shot at this point making the Lakers look real Good once Bynum is in the Line Up.What a Scary Thought to see this team Healthy come Playoffs and Collecting Another Banner and some more "Bling".......Go Lakers 4-Life!

LO is different this year, he finally got it. Too much Laker fire power, Suns are purely offensive team and no defense while Lakers have no more scrubs in the line up. See how nice the flow and the finish. When Farmar and Luke were playing as support group there were nice passes tho' couldn't finish or worst case it is a T/O. The triple B goes inside or outside and shoots the ball lights out. If Chick was around 4th Q, he'd say: " it's all over folks except the shouting."

Got to give it to the Suns offense as they took advantage of Lakers breakdown and at the high pace they were still managed 102 points.

That being said the Lakers completely blew them out with or without ZONE defense that the Suns used.

27 points by Kobe?? 20 points 8 rebounds 9 ASSISTS by Pau Gasol in which the zone is strongest against?? Looks like they had a field day except for Ron who while scored 14 shot 5-14 aka 36%.

The bench did solid and Matt especially had a nice game against one of his former teams. 3-4 from three won't always be the case but hey on a night where he shot that from the perimeter we'll take it.

Gasol just made his case stronger as who the best PF in the league is. Also made a strong case for being one of the top centers (He's a Forward-Center capable of playing either) in the league just behind Howard who is only better because of defense and rebounding.

Odom's Team USA summer made him better by being in shape and will hopefully keep up the solid production from now into what should be a deep playoff run.

Of course this was against PHX without no Ama're Stoudemire who was a constant pick and roll threat but hey it's a win especially against the team that beat the Lakers in 06 and 07 so like Kobe says: NO SYMPATHY.

Make sure to have a Happy Halloween before the game. My advice is to leave candies outside and a note if you don't want to be bothered during the game so kids don't annoy you with constant door bells.

Yawn - Phoenix FO basically told their fans they weren't not interested in competing for the championship when the let Amare walk without compensation. Hedo & Warwick at the PF position ain't going to get it done against elite teams. Oh well, that's their problems.

Lakers shoot 45% from 3pt line and only commit 10 turnovers. Nice recipe for success. 2-0...who's got next?

@GDUB - another winner. Got a lil of Floetry flavor on a couple of tracks.

@JustaLF - Shorter and Chick...jazz masters.

@GDUB - another winner. Got a lil of Floetry flavor on a couple of tracks.

@JustaLF - Shorter and Chick...jazz masters.

I'm looking forward to Luke coming back healthy and (at this point) maybe getting 6 minutes a game.

Got to give it to the Suns offense as they took advantage of Lakers breakdown and at the high pace they were still managed 102 points.

That being said the Lakers completely blew them out with or without ZONE defense that the Suns used.

27 points by Kobe?? 20 points 8 rebounds 9 ASSISTS by Pau Gasol in which the zone is strongest against?? Looks like they had a field day except for Ron who while scored 14 shot 5-14 aka 36%.

The bench did solid and Matt especially had a nice game against one of his former teams. 3-4 from three won't always be the case but hey on a night where he shot that from the perimeter we'll take it.

Gasol just made his case stronger as who the best PF in the league is. Also made a strong case for being one of the top centers (He's a Forward-Center capable of playing either) in the league just behind Howard who is only better because of defense and rebounding.

Odom's Team USA summer made him better by being in shape and will hopefully keep up the solid production from now into what should be a deep playoff run.

Of course this was against PHX without no Ama're Stoudemire who was a constant pick and roll threat but hey it's a win especially against the team that beat the Lakers in 06 and 07 so like Kobe says: NO SYMPATHY.

Make sure to have a Happy Halloween before the game. My advice is to leave candies outside and a note if you don't want to be bothered during the game so kids don't annoy you with constant door bells.

Posted by: KB Blitz | October 29, 2010 at 10:56 PM
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+1

The potential is enormous for this Lakers team.

39 points, 25 rebounds and 14 assists from Pau and LO in the 4/5 position? That's just sick! It's almost not fair.

PJ so far used 9 men rotation without Bynum and Walton, but it may stay that way even if Bynum and Walton come back. I am expecting Ratliff and Walton will get very limited PT when everyone is healthy unless there are foul troubles (what a luxury to have these two players as insurance.) And I think 9 men rotation is more or less ideal rotation. LO seems to be much more comfortable playing with 2nd unit this season. LO always plays better when he is not a main scorer on the floor (either 1st or 2nd unit,) and there are 3 other scorers, Blake, Barnes, and Brown, in 2nd unit who are not afraid of taking big shots so he doesn't have to worry about scoring. That was not the case last year. LO will be more relaxed yet confident leader for 2nd unit this year. The Lakers bench was the major weakness last seaon but it will be the major strength this season. What a difference it would make!

Yo, breatheren!
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For the sake of parsimony, I will keep it brief...
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Here's what I love about the first two games:
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Are core are playing relaxed and giving enough space for our bench to "get" what being a Laker is all about and thereby learn the system... learn the spirit.
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Everything is coming together.
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Luke and Andrew get healthy with the right attitude and we are unbeatable.
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The Celtics are a real team.
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The Miami Hype are not.
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The battle continues.
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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!!!

Two games in a row, the bench has been huge. Blake, Barnes, Brown - Killer B's ride again.

You know what I also loved besides the Lakers wins Jon K?

The Clippers LOSING like they ALWAYS DO!

LakerPeace -

I think you've got it right - it is fantastic for our depth as a team when you have a guy who averaged 2.5 blocks a game for his career and another who functions extremely well in this offense as the 10th and 11th players off the bench.

Other than the defense, I really enjoy watching how everyone is sharing the ball on offense. I am curious to see how Andrew sees himself fitting into the offense. I know what he can bring on defense and on the glass, but it will be interesting to see how his first few games go.

If you checked out Lamar's after-game interview, it said so much, particularly his reference of the Lakers as a Juggernaut offensive team and referring to how comfortable the players are with each other (the ones that have been there for the last 2 championship wins). He recognizes that this group is in a groove, that they recognize so many nuances that help them overcome any deficit, can read so many plays with one another, and in his words, "seem to keep getting better."

Those are scary words for any team that wants to topple this "juggernaut" Laker team. Tonight was just a tease for what's to come, and he knows it.

So nice to see LO finally get more accolades. On n the chess board, he's the queen with an almost endless arsenal of moves he can bring to this team. It's hard enough to beat the Lakers with Gasol, Kobe, Artest & Fish. But damn, Odom on the 2nd team - an all-star starter for most any other team? Scary folks, just plain scary - but very appropriate for the Halloween weekend.
Recognize the 3-peat. Even if Kobe gets hurt (God fordbid), this might very well be the team that has enough grit to beat all takers. Mark my words, even without Kobe (and no disrespect to him - that's just how good of a team he finally has surrounding him). Maybe I shouldn't have gone there.

Good win. Love the cohesiveness on offense. Defense will pick up as the season goes along. There's couple of new players in the rotation (Barnes and Blake) and it takes a little while to really get going on all cylinders on defense as a team. So, not too concerned with the D.

My main concern is Bynum's return date.

Gasol and Odom should not be playing close to 40 mins a game for a very long time. If this trend continues then it'll definitely take it's toll on these guys come playoff time. Not to mention that players tend to get injured more when they are fatigued.

And...

If Gasol and LO had to play almost 40 mins against a Suns front line of Robin Lopez, Hedu and Hakim Warrick what will it take against the teams with more substantial size (and skill) up front?

Yeah, not good.

So lets hope that Bynum recovers soon. I wouldn't mind giving Caracter more looks. He's got the potential to be a Glen Davis type - good rebounder, hustle guy, hits the occasional jumper, maybe brings some toughness.

I wish we can trade Sasha's expiring contract and maybe Luke (I don't know how many years he has left) for a decent PF/C. Anyways, just a thought.

THREE-PEAT!!!

I'm looking forward to Luke coming back healthy and (at this point) maybe getting 6 minutes a game.
Posted by: Caliphilosopher | October 29, 2010 at 11:10 PM

ohhhhhhhh, not again. it was between 6 and 10 inutes just a few days ago. also a few days ago, attacking another poster with logic and grammer, u had the famous line: "i'm a savvy BB fan"

so what din't u like "savvy BB fan"????????????? in the first 2 games from the bench?

do u think they need to gel?

do u think they need a high IQ player to make passes?

do u think they need "scrappy Barnes leke plays"

do u think they need some slow guy playing FAST, SMALL ball?

i thouht that "savvy BB fans", and especially PHILOSOPHERS have an OPINION about BB and resespectively about the world and DO NOT NEED an outdated Walton referencence from 2006/07 to make their case.

i also know that London can be foggy.

"i can actually watch a game and relax especially when the bench comes in.

Posted by: autoprt, October 29, 2010 at 09:53 PM

feel the same way. but i miss the farmy period. it was so unwatchable that i had time to refresh my drinks, make more espresso in expectation of buzzer-beater, grab snaks or even prepare dinner.

but i will sacriface my own bodily pleasures to watch a fun second unit!!!!!!!!!!

but i will sacriface my own bodily pleasures to watch a fun second unit!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: ouchhhhhhhh | October 30, 2010 at 02:39 AM

Perhaps you should sacrifice your "bodily pleasures" while you're trying to come up with a coherent response and when trying to type that response.

I'm proud of you for being able to sacrifice them for watching the Lakers Game; perhaps you have the ability and desire to sacrifice them here too?

:-)

Cali

i'm wondering what's your coherence in other languages. like spanish or italian. because u were bragging about it.

german? none. u just have an uncle in berlin. that does not qualify.

sorry. english is my 4th language. if u don't like it, don't read it. if u r so SMART, i'm sure u will read between lines.

also as a TEACHER, i'm wondering what will happen when a student will have a good argument, as IDEA, but will not be in the proper, FORM. will you tell him that his syntax sux, just to be patronizing and to show him that it's in your court????????????

how come except pfunk, the other Basketball_Fan and maybe myself you r not correcting anyone else on this blog?

or all the others have perfect spelling, logic and grammar? like Jon K?

Cali

when someone goes for a Ph.D, i consider that they SHOULD RAISE their level.

unfortunatelly you r making constantly petty arguments like a provincial second grade teacher. maybe u should think about it

this is a BB forum, not a writing class, grammar class or logic class. neither ethics or morals. really, GET A LIFE.

if i would be in London, i would enjoy the city, culture and maybe some chick. obviously, u r trying to play the little professor on the Lakers Blog. sorry, i'm not your Pygmalion.

Phoenix looked like road kill

Hey bossmansir . good luck today. maybe ur picks will be better this week. try this though. http://sportscomplainer.com i found it on that bodog thing. it can help u cuz everythings in one spot . alright.

Another great win for the LAL--all the way to a 3Peat!!!!
Like other posts--the bench is much improved over last year!! Nevertheless, it is not too soon to at least start thinking about our weaknesses, so we can make the team even stronger. The following quote was on the Laker website:

"Prior to L.A.’s narrow win over Houston on Ring Night, Phil Jackson worried about how his team would fare if either Lamar Odom or Pau Gasol got into early foul trouble, citing the team’s lack of depth up front with Andrew Bynum out and the combination of Theo Ratliff’s age (37) and rookie Derrick Caracter’s youth."

Prior to Feb 17, we need to find another PF-C with primarily rebounding, interior defensive skills, more scoring ability and younger than Ratliff, and more accomplished than Caracter.

Go Lakers--on the march for 17 and a 3Peat!!!!

Hmmm...anyone else having trouble opening the new post?

ouchhhhh -

I do have a life thank you, and I am enjoying it wonderfully. I speak Spanish, and I commend you on learning 4 languages. I actually said that I tried to build a bridge with you (metaphorically speaking, if in fact you were going by "the activator"), but you completely shot that down.

When/if you go to London, you are free to do as you please, just as long as it is legal by the UK.

I've had students that have good ideas and yet not in the proper form (hence my references to me being a T.A./GSI for a symbolic logic class), and I am able to encourage while being a constructive critic of their work. I actually had the highest student evaluations of any T.A (historically speaking) for a logic class.

People are free to post what they want on this blog (as long as it isn't out of line with the terms and conditions of the L.A. Times). That said, just because they are free to post does not mean that they are immune to criticism. Every action has a consequence; if someone posts something that is factually incorrect, anyone can post a criticism of it. With that being said, pfunk's posts about Luke being worthless (and Phil Jackson's coaching ability) are factually incorrect, and what basketball_fan had to say was also factually incorrect. If you go back a few posts and read what I said, you would understand that (A) I don't consider Luke to be a "star" by any means, and (B) as a healthy member of the Lakers, he could possibly do well if he earns about 8 minutes a game, given the big question of whether or not he can stay healthy. That's pretty much all that I have to say about Luke. Again, I just want a healthy team, and full health by the playoffs, since I think that is the only thing that can seriously keep the Lakers from winning another championship.

And regards to this blog, not only is it about Basketball, but about many other things - consider the wonderful music choices brought in by a whole host of different members of the community. Not sure about that? Please go back to (at the very least) the posts during the day of the season opener for the Lakers. This blog is also about ethics/morality/politics, because those things creep into sports. Consider the "Los Suns" jerseys worn in the spring of this year and Phil Jackson's comments as well. What I wish to point out is *not* the political positions, but the fact that sports does not operate in a vacuum. It's also about evidence and statistical inferences (consider all of the hostility to John Hollinger's "rankings", especially since there are methodological issues with the statistical terms that he has invented). Basketball is a unifying thread for this blog, but to say that the blog is nothing but basketball is also factually incorrect.

Since you have asked (in a somewhat orthogonal way), I have been enjoying London. On my walk to LSE, I pass Shakespeare's Globe Theater, the Millennium Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, and the Australia House. London's architecture is also really interesting; there's a mix of things that have stood the test of time (The London Tower) and new buildings that were build after the destruction during the great war. If you don't look for the London Bridge, you'll miss it; while there is one here, the famous piece of architecture is currently in Arizona (I'm not too sure why that is, actually). I also pass the Tate Museum, and currently, they are having a Gaugin exhibit. Interesting tidbit - the museums here are all free; you just have to pay to see a certain wing of the museum where the artwork is not on permanent display.

Again, I am not here to attempt to have you be my foil. I've had many discussions with members of the blog community, but they have been about facts-of-the-matter. If someone throws vitriol at me, I reserve the right to respond in kind.

Again, I will offer to try to build a constructive bridge with you, but the choice for you to meet me halfway is yours.

VirginiaLakerFan -

Good morning and Happy Saturday to you!

Who do you think we should target for that PF/C role that you were highlighting? Do you think that Character will improve enough to hold the fort (along with Theo) before Andrew comes back?

Just curious about your thoughts. Hope you are having a good morning so far.

Goooood Morning Lakerland! You too Ouch.

Regarding Luke, why wouldn't we want another healthy body to spell the minutes of our players? The season is LONG and the trips are hard on the players. Back to back scheduled games, and so on.

It makes no sense whatsoever to not make room for a healthy Luke when he is able to contribute. As for Luke's history and his out of control contract, that is old news and there is nothing to be done about it.

I'm a pragmatic guy. If Luke is healthy and he can contribute some minutes to spell some players, why not. Geeez, this is absurd.

I'm a pragmatic guy. If Luke is healthy and he can contribute some minutes to spell some players, why not. Geeez, this is absurd.

Posted by: JohnnyV | October 30, 2010 at 08:32 AM
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Johnny V - I'm with you.

Caliphilosopher,

Good morning to you!!! Thank you!

Who do you think we should target for that PF/C role that you were highlighting? It is probably too early to for that--it usually about what is the best you can get given all the opportunities and contraints.

Do you think that Character will improve enough to hold the fort (along with Theo) before Andrew comes back? I don't think he will improve that much in month but he may have improved enough by Feb 11 where it is less of an issue. Since we can't see Caracter practice it is hard for me to know his progression--which has been good--much better than we thought but Ebanks did much better in the pre-season. I am not so worried about the next month...although if another injury occurs now--we have short-term problems...Short-term problems are manageable in the regular season, but in the playoffs more problematic...I would like to see more depth prior to the playoffs.

Something that I would like to share from the Broderick Turner story on the L.A. Times website:

Here's what Lamar Odom says:

"Again, no matter who is out there, we do what we have to do," Odom said. "We have to make plays. We really don't have to force it on this team. I just need to play, find my speed, the tempo I want to play at. When I fit in, I usually play well once I find my rhythm."

I'm feeling really good about L.O. hearing what he has had to say the last week or so (along with his great effort for Team USA). It's stuff like this that make me think that this will be a really special season for the Lake Show.

I don't worry much about Bynum's returning date as another injury he might have after he comes back. What I am concerning about is wheather or not Bynum and even Ratliff will hold their knees throughout the season considering their injury history. We can hope for the best but prepare for the worst, so to speak. That's why it's nice to have another big man (insurance, serviceable, reliable whatever you call) on the roster. As candidates..how about two former Bruins? Dan Gadzuric or Ryan Hollins?

VirginiaLakerFan -

I concur with your assessment of short-term problems being more manageable in the regular season. If L.O. can keep his pace of doing a whole bunch of everything like he did against PHX, I think that might take some pressure off of Andrew a bit to immediately make an impact when he returns. It's pretty exciting knowing that we have so many scoring options on our team! If Andrew can clean glass, block shots, and make a high percentage of shots within 4 feet of the rim, we'll be pretty unstoppable. Maybe that might help with the depth in the playoffs - Character's improvement, L.O. running the show on the 2nd team, Andrew's health, and Ron-Ron stepping up big to rebound as well.

BTW - are you going to get a chance to catch the Lake Show when they play the Wizards this season? I didn't know how close you were to D.C., but I wonder if they are playing any defense this year, now that Caron "Tough Juice" Butler and Antwan are not on the team anymore.

Forget Luke. He has not played real basketball in over two years. Send him to be an announcer for cheer leader and please consider trading him by mid-season. Sasha can forget playing. No time for him as of yet unless it is a rout. Bynum has not played NBA basketball for a year or so and he is completely out of shape. He cannot run or even jump. Have him come off the bench for a few minutes. That is all he is worth. Lakers look good with lots of potential and hopefully will get better with each game.

"Bynum has not played NBA basketball for a year or so and he is completely out of shape."

HAHAHA!!!! Did you forget to watch the NBA Finals or something? LOLOL!!!

Good Morning Nation...

@Faith - In honor of your profile...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZQyVUTcpM4

Great game last night...so far I'm loving what I see...The Bad Boys...(BLaker, Barney, and D-Town Brown) give me a BIG smile on my face...But it's a LONG season...so buckle up and enjoy...

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

Everyone will contribute this year...be it a certain play, a big game, some crucial free throws, or consistent production all year...what ever contribution each individual gives...is all part of the big picture of 3Peat...

What a great problem to have...trying to give everyone their minutes...A lot better than having a void...example...Thunder are great...but they just don't have the length and skill in the interior...

The Purple and Gold have what it takes to keep the Dynasty producing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0cCMOGVrjA

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

@Cali

You go boy...drawing the line in the sand...making a stand...London Bridge...didn't they hang William Wallace's head from there...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55eQvRVzebQ

@LRob

Didn't forget you today broham...good luck Spartans today...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkWS9PiXekE

The Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!


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