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The Gasol brothers reunite in Lakers-Grizzlies matchup

45069908The last five minutes of an exhibition game usually offer nothing more than both teams counting down the clock before the monotony ends. In one case, however, it revealed the nature of Pau Gasol's relationship with his brother, Marc.

For Pau, then with the Memphis Grizzlies, the 2003 preseason game against FC Barcelona in Palau Sant Jordi held some meaning, in that the return to Spain also marked a homecoming of sorts. It also provided the chance for Pau to match up head to head with younger brother Marc. So when Marc entered the game with a little under five minutes remaining, Pau made sure to play physical. He wanted Marc to have a chance to score, but he didn't exactly want to concede a basket.

"I always remember that," Pau said Monday after practice at the Lakers' facility. "I remember that I fouled him in the post so he would shoot the two free throws. I shoved him a little bit, and he got a couple of freebies. It was a clear shove with my forearm. I try to be a good brother."

That's just one example of the nature of the Gasols' on-court relationship, which will be seen again Tuesday night when the Lakers (3-0) host the Memphis Grizzlies (2-1). The Gasols' basketball relationship seems to be based on mutual respect and physical competitiveness. Pau said last season, "I love him to death," but when the two match up, he plays to win. The brothers stay in touch by phone and watch each other's games when they can, but Pau says he avoids sharing basketball advice with Marc. And though Pau said the two don''t engage in trash talking, he took pride in telling a story during training camp about how he beat Marc one on one during the offseason.

"It's always a very competitive game," said Pau, who planned to grab sushi Monday night with Marc somewhere around Pau's Redondo Beach residence, continuing a tradition where the brother in the host city treats the other to dinner. "You always want to do well and do better than your brother."

The matchup also gives Lakers Coach Phil Jackson an excuse to needle Pau.When the Lakers acquired him from Memphis in February 2008, they traded Kwame Brown, Aaron McKie, Javaris Crittenton, two first-round picks and the rights to Marc, whom the Lakers drafted with a second-round pick in 2007. Though Pau's arrival with the Lakers helped spur three consecutive Finals appearances, two NBA championships and a consistent post presence to relieve Kobe Bryant's scoring load, Jackson to this day jokingly suggests to Pau the Lakers made a mistake.

"A lot of times we say we traded the wrong guy and tell him that Marc is a tougher, more powerful player than he is," Jackson said. Marc has averaged fewer points in seven NBA games against his brother (11.6) but more rebounds (nine) than his career averages. Marc "doesn't have the shooting touch yet, but his defense, his rebounding is very good. He gets a kick out of playing against Pau. He's actually a little more physical than Pau is. I like to bring it to [Pau's] awareness."

Pau certainly was aware, and he immediately defended himself.

"I don't think he believes that, but obviously he's always picking," said Gasol, who was named Western Conference player of the week for the seventh time in his career thanks to a team-leading 25.3 points on 52.5% shooting and 10.3 rebounds in 38.3 minutes per contest. "He's always trying to have a good time, and we have fun playing around with each other. There's certain things that are a little touchier. Most of the time I just try to ignore [it], because otherwise he would continue, and it's not a battle I'd want to be a part of."

But Pau's defense regarding his brother shows he's sensitive to the comparisons. He became testy last season when a reporter asked if he could envision Marc surpassing him as a player. Now in his third NBA season, Marc has career averages of 13.1 points and 8.3 rebounds a game and garnered NBA all-rookie second-team honors following the 2008-09 season. Pau has averaged 18.8 points and nine rebounds in his 10-year career that's included two NBA championships, three All-Star appearances, remaining the Grizzlies' all-time leader in 12 statistical categories, including points (8,966), rebounds (4,096) and blocks (877) and winning 2001-02 Rookie of the Year.

"I think it's tough," Pau said at the time. "Marc is going to be himself. I don't think his goal has to be better than me. He has to be as best as he can be. I hope he can achieve and accomplish what I accomplished."

Marc has a long ways to go before he reaches that point. But at least, according to Pau, Marc is not just seen as his little brother anymore. The comparisons seemed inevitable when Marc played high school basketball at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis the same year Pau signed as a rookie in 2001 with the Grizzlies; when his arrival in 2004 with FC Barcelona came three years after Pau left the team; and when the two teamed up in the 2001, 2003, 2007 and 2009 FIBA European Championships, the 2006 FIBA World Championship and the 2008 Beijing Olympics with the Spanish national team.

All the reflection after Monday's practice led Pau to say, "I always think how fortunate we are as a family to have two brothers playing the NBA." But once he hits the hardwood Tuesday night, he won't be too sentimental.

"It's not that I hope that he misses, but obviously if it comes to a certain shot or a certain point, I hope he misses it so we win the game," Pau said of Marc. "First things first, I want to win the game no matter what. That's my main priority. Then, hopefully, I play better than him. That's my second priority, and that's it. That's all that I need."

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Centers Pau Gasol of the Lakers and Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies chat before the 2009 West All-Star team began practice.  Credit: John G. Mabanglo / EPA

 
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Uh-oh, Justa has lent me the Power this morning. So I will "carry over" from the last:

Hmm, Earth, Wind & Fire, Eric Burdon, Madonna? It must be Election Day!

In honor of getting out and voting, I give you the one song that best sums up my feelings about elections and the people we're voting for:

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In honor of getting out and voting, I give you the one song that best sums up my feelings about elections and the people we're voting for: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0o0l7ekKvk Posted by: 63 Footer | November 02, 2010 at 08:00 AM
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Good morning blog crew and MM - great stuff on the brothers Gasol. Kinda made me think about one of my many favorite Coen Bros movies, "O Brother, Where Art Thou"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08e9k-c91E8&feature=related
Anyway, here's to a Heat loss to Rambis' Timberwolves later this evening, followed by a Lakers win against the Grizzlies at Staples in the night cap.

whatever... repost...... thanks a lot guys....


Good morning Mamba24 & the fabulous Laker morning CRUE!!!


GAME DAY BABY!!!!!!!


YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

Mamba24 - that's my FAV Marley tune - thanks!


ouchhhhh - I don't care where or what the tatoos are. What am I? The tat police? No. I'm the spelling police, grammar police, font police, 'don't haze the newbies unless they deserve it' police and the 'step off Luke & Sasha' police, but I am definitly NOT the tat police. You must have me confused with someone else. (Props on the clip of Kobe though).


lew - rockin the Gaga I see. Good stuff! I liked the slowed down version they did on Glee too.


63 - Mothership - good one!


LRob - good call on True Blue. I'm a big Madonna fan.

My morning commute - which I know you're all eagerly awaiting comes from waking up in a weird, kinda sad mood today. (But it's game day so that won't last long). Anyhoo - for your listening pleasure:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfhl8JWzBfU

So - rewatched the game last night. Couple of things:


1. My retinas are better this morning, thanks for asking. (Those orange sneaks have GOT to go).


2. That new screen is FAB. ASG in LA with MM here I come! (MM - see what I did there?)


3. Shannon needs to be quicker in his decision making, but I think that will continue to improve. We don't need a black hole out there.


4. I noticed - again - how freaking awesome my man, Lamar Odom, is. And now I see peeps on the blog starting to give the man his props. He is so versatile, it's scary. If you're the opposition, WTH do you DO with him? Muahahaha - GREAT problem for the Lakers to have. I'm so happy Lamar is finally starting to get some well-deserved recognition. ASG in LA here we come!!! (For Lamar too, not just me & MM). LOL!


5. Kobe is at 100%. Don't ask him again.


6. Pau - please - I beg you - just a FEW weights. Just a little bit. Although you are amazing. It's early so I'm not gonna get on your case for being slow to get back down the court - yet.


7. Blaker has great court awareness. Seriously - he always seems to be getting to the right place at the right time, and then he knows what to do when he gets there. His passing's great. What an upgrade!


8. Ron looked like he just decided he's had a hot hand so he was going to shoot until it came back LOL! I don't mind. If he continues to play D like he did - and we all know he will - he's gonna win DPOY. He has some really quick hands and great anticipation.


9. Barnes - Wow. Did you guys think you'd start to like him so fast? He's scrappy on D, has those quick hands too, and can take it to the hole. As long as he can keep it in check during a hotly contested game, he's a great addition to this team. And so far it looks good. Kobe & PJ won't take - or tolerate - any crap.


10. It was nice to see that the 'Stupid Tech Call' award didn't get handed out to a ref. There were a few times I thought I'd hear the whistle, but didn't. So that's something. Hope it's a trend...


11. Caracter and Ebanks, for all the props they deserved in training camp, really are raw. Although they've both got a huge upside. I'm really looking forward to watching them develop. Hopefully we'll have more games where there's plenty of garbage time to get them some burn.


12. I love how Frank Hamblin sits beside PJ and claps when the guys on the floor make a good play.


That's if for now. Looking forward to the game tonight. Have a great day, peeps!


NO SYMPATHY.


GO LAKERS!!

Let the hunt for 6 begin - DFish
Nothing but another title will suffice - KBryant
WE GOT THIS - justa

Cyber - WOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!


Here's another one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc0bmBRyxK4


GOTTA LOVE IT!!!


63 Footer

if i remember correctly, Cream was the first Super-Group. (sorry, but in today's context i had a Miami-trice reflux - not about the Cream - about the Queen-sorry, the Princess)

JUSTA

"ouchhhhh - I don't care where or what the tatoos are. What am I? The tat police? No. I'm the spelling police, grammar police, font police, 'don't haze the newbies unless they deserve it' police and the 'step off Luke & Sasha' police, but I am definitly NOT the tat police. You must have me confused with someone else. (Props on the clip of Kobe though)."

i never said that U r the TAT police. maybe it was a typo of just/a. please point it out. it was "lost in translation". :-)

LOL ouchhhhhh - no worries. I thought you commented to me, but my response was more "I'm funny dammit" than "ouchhh you're irritating me" LOL!!!


Justa,

Second the comment about Shannon. If there were a "Dribbles per Possession"
stat. (DPP) He'd lead the team.

of course, this isn't a complaint. 3 games in, we're just fine tuning.

in HONOR of Gassy Pau and his PofTW and his re-union with his Bro, let's revisit history and find FACTS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WVEIb3opQY&feature=related

watch the CLOWN in white with #16, especially at the:

2:20 mark
3:54 the assist from Bynum (that has to go in a different HISTORY BOOK)
4:07 running like a chicken with his head cut off / or doing the breaking ankles spanish dance
5:00 even SOFTY "cake throwing" hands Kwami, took the ball away.

what makes ONE think that he is playing better defense????????????? because defense gets in your veins once the Purple and Gold uniform is ON???????

the only real statistic here:

HOW MANY TIMES GASSY TOOK THE BALL OUT OF THE NET AND PUTT IT IN THE PLAY FROM THE BASELINE.

how Cali will say: that is FACTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VMan

re: Shannon. If there were a "Dribbles per Possession"

i can't think of a better term but i call it "Still Dribble". he is not even moving with the ball. or in a video spirit will be "Freeze Dribble".

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With back to Back Titles a 3-peat we can’t miss, As Justa says, WE GOT THIS!!!
No more talk about where is Ariza, Be damn glad that we have The “Thrillah”
Never again question the Heart of Gasol, The Finals gave an answer to all yall
Pau has finese, sure you right, But he damn sure don’t back down from any fight
So if any Lakerholics are still nervous, Tell them what we got Justa : “ WE GOT THIS”
The heat are all talk just look in their eyes We gone leave them shocked & surprise
We ready for The Heat, ready and how , The Lakers gone leave their @zz with Shock & AWE
With a lineup of Kobe, Pau, Thrillah and Dfish, Even a fool knows that WE GOT THIS
Enjoy this season I say to you, When it’s over History will be written anew
This is the most together team the Lakers ever had, If you don’t like it To Freakin Bad
Maybe being a Lakerholic is not for you, for each blogger that leaves theBlog gains two
Best Blog, Best Owner, Best Player, Best Team, Fabulous pinch me, this must be a dream
A player who donates his ring for his fellow man, This only happens here in Laker Land
This Lakers team feel me with Bliss, OK let me hear it everybody: WE GOT THIS
So savor this season like it’s made of gold, years from now tales of this season will be told
Appreciate what you got in Kobe Bryant, A once in a lifetime true Basketball Giant
Also appreciate the LakersBlog Family, Don’t know about you but it means a lot to me
No other Season will match up to This , I have to smile cause I know that WE GOT THIS

JUSTA.

i know that U r funny, that U r pretty and U r (_______), but i can't give U credit for the GRAMMAR, SPELLING, and especially the FONT police titles. we have others who patroll that sideline.

U love only SCRUBS. newbies and trolls. :-)

ouchhhhhhhh - ah, but the Cream "Big Three" were relatively humble. Clapton refused the title "God" when given to him. You'd never catch Lebron refusing a title.

Since he doesn't HAVE any titles! Ha-ha-ha-ha!!!

Also, Cream was great.

U love only SCRUBS. newbies and trolls. :-) Posted by: ouchhhhhhhh | November 02, 2010 at 08:51 AM
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WOW! Really Ouchhhhh, Really? Don't you think that is just a little harsh my brother?

few days ago i asked about HOBBIT
after that about RICK FRIEDMAN

my last calllllllllllllllllll

where is the MODERATOR???????????????????????????

not MM. the real one.

Lrob

good news on the love horizon to report... looks like ownership has stepped in and undercut rambis authority... from rotoworld:

"The Wolves have spoken to Kevin Love and coach Kurt Rambis won't be benching his best player in the fourth quarter anymore, sources tell ESPN's Chad Ford.

It sounds like the Wolves' brass brokered a meeting here and implored Rambis to stop messing with Love. They understand the need to keep their franchise player happy, even if Rambis doesn't. Love is averaging 14.0 points and 13.0 minutes in just 25 minutes a night so far. If this report holds true, Love will be looking at something closer to 32 minutes a night. Look out."

LAKER TRUTH,

>>> I have been called a Bynum basher for simply stating the obvious - that
>>>Bynum is injury prone,

I actually agree with LT on this one. Until Bynum manages to prove me wrong by staying healthy for A WHOLE SEASON. 82 regular season games PLUS a full playoff run. Unless and until he can do that, Bynum is clearly injury prone.

>>>and that his absence will force Pau and Lamar to play heavy minutes,
>>>which may have repercussions down the line.

Maybe. Depends what the Lakers can get out of Ratliff (doesn't look promising so far) &/or Caracter (looks promising, but I doubt PJ will give him too many minutes).

>>>Kobe has the same concerns. I was just wondering if you think Kobe is
>>>bashing Bynum for stating the obvious, and if you still think elongated
>>>Bynum's absence in the regular season is irrelevant?

Shaq missed 25 games in 2001-02, but the Lakers still managed to win rings. He also missed 25 in 2003-04, and they only missed a ring because Karl Malone blew out his knee (and that was because Malone was old as dirt, not because of extra minutes or anything).

To be honest, I'll wager Lamar appreciates getting the extra minutes. Remember, he aspired to make the All-Star game a couple years ago. If he keeps playing the way he's playing right now and stays a starter until January, there's a pretty good chance he'd make it.

I would love to see PJ decide to bring Bynum along slowly, so limit him to 20 minutes a game when he comes back. That would improve Lamar's chances of making his first All-Star team and improve Bynum's chances of still being at full strength for the playoffs.

mamba24

i was referring to the Newbies and trolls POLICE. read again!!!!!!!!!!!! or read again JUSTA's post and the TITLES. it was her self-irony. not my viciousness.

Roll call ... checking in!!!

Game 4 of 82. zzzzzzzzzzzz. The redoubtable Memphis Grizzlies, no less. Win or lose, who cares. No commentary necessary. It will be more interesting than election results, that's for sure, although both will be snoozers.

1-2-3 RING! #17 coming up STRONG!!

i was referring to the Newbies and trolls POLICE. read again!!!!!!!!!!!! or read again JUSTA's post and the TITLES. it was her self-irony. not my viciousness. Posted by: ouchhhhhhhh | November 02, 2010 at 09:04 AM
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Right you are sir and I offer my humble apologies to you!

ouchhhhh - if I love only scrubs, newbies & trolls - which one are you?


:)


01) OUCHHHHHHH - OWNER - if we win tonight, u really have to consider the
34+ bandwagon. i was not joking and i know that u were not eitheir. and if that
works i will go for the 72+ too. actually the lates one is more feasible then the 34+.
(02) MAMBA24 - DRIVER - Yes I think very seriously we are headed for a season
for the ages here
(03) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - RIDING SHOTGUN -
(04) FAN OF THE MAMBA - SECURITY - We Got This! 34 in a row indeed!
(05) SRAFRANK-DOES FUNERALS
(06)


Hmmmm....


I seem to be missing my 82-0 bandwagon....


I KNOW it's still got all it's wheels....

Fan of the Mamba (reply to your post on the last thread:

Thanks! LOL! Just taking my cue from the Bean.


Hey - and thanks for sticking up for me yesterday. Although if I was to make one minor correction to your post, it's that Faith is the Queen around here. I'm justa minion.

*_____________________________________________________*
82 -0 SEASON RECORD - BANDWAGON
*_____________________________________________________*
(01) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - OWNER - I seem to be missing my 82-0 bandwagon....I KNOW it's still got all it's wheels....
(02) MAMBA24 - DRIVER - Now Fabulous I'm only on this wagon cause you're head of the family. 79-1 is more reasonable.
(03)

Hey - and thanks for sticking up for me yesterday. Although if I was to make one minor correction to your post, it's that Faith is the Queen around here. I'm justa minion. Posted by: justanothermambafan | November 02, 2010 at 09:18 AM
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What is this Freakin nonsense? You, You are The Fabulous Justanothermambafan. There are thousands of Queens and Goddesses but only one, ONE! Fabulous Justanothermambafan. Now shape up! Minion...Please!!!

DAMN!!! TALK ABOUT DENSITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

McFly!!!

OK Time for another Dusty oldie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoSRuy-3Y04 - 1st choice - Are you ready

JUSTA

all of the above.:-)

lucky me U really don't love me so…

or

i'm on this blog from 2006 so… i have rights. actually to respond in your spirit.

I remember when JUSTA was a NEWBIE. :-)

>>>DAMN!!! TALK ABOUT DENSITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Was that ironic? Did you mean to say destiny? or density?

Was that ironic? Did you mean to say destiny? or density?

Posted by: LongTimeLakerFan | November 02, 2010 at 09:30 AM
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DENSITY IT IS!!!!...TRULY!!

I love this cut
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yre5nBXAxyk&feature=related - Tupac - do for Love

Good morning crew!

Just checking in - not too much to say as the horns, firecrackers and revelers kept me up till all hours of the night here in SF. I wore my Dodgers sweatshirt all night just to show my true loyalty - however cranky I am with current ownership.

The City which can't afford to fill potholes is conducting a parade tomorrow. Hmmmm, haven't heard anything about the Lurie's ponying up any cash for the celebration.

How lucky are we that the Buss family understands their fans and shows great civic responsibility for the party.

Cheers - PLG

mamba24

LTLF follows Luke's stats. and farmy. there is no DENSITY in his vocabulary. only DESTINY: as in scrubs. :-)

OK Time for another Dusty oldie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoSRuy-3Y04 - 1st choice - Are you ready

Posted by: mamba24 | November 02, 2010 at 09:28 AM
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Yes, yes and yeeeeeesssss....!!!!! 1st choice, OMG....Is this an oldie already? Gee, I betcha I'm getting old...Talking about betcha....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0rOBKyEOIs

Now, get your booty groovin....

Justa,
Of course I have your back. You are the head of the mamba clan, can't nobody mess with my fam! We first try to be reasonable and if that doesn't work we have no choice but to lay the smackdown!

Sorry sista girl, our nation is so big we need 3 Queens. Faith is Queen of Defense, you're Queen of Showtime, and Zaira is Queen of the Lakers blog-a-sphere!

And here's my dedication to all the ladies on the Lakers Blog!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wosgSI5bOx4

If you hear any noise, it's just me and the boys! Lakers R Hype!

Go Lakers!

And here's my dedication to all the ladies on the Lakers Blog! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wosgSI5bOx4
If you hear any noise, it's just me and the boys! Lakers R Hype! Posted by: Fan of the Mamba | November 02, 2010 at 10:05 AM
* SMOOTH, REAL SMOOTH!!! Damn! I'm glad I'm a member of the Mamba Clan. YES!!!!

Magic Phil - now you got me funkified! I will testify at the church of Rufus and Chaka Kahn:

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

Talking about Destiny:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCSWXvEGoUM

(argh...can't find "My Destiny")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0rOBKyEOIs Now, get your booty groovin.... Posted by: Magic Phil | November 02, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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You Jammin now Magic Phil!!!!! How you been sir? And Phil... slow down and smell the Roses! Stop working so hard! LOL! Here's one more 1st choice for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6ilphwxcos&feature=related 1st choice - Armed & Extremely Dangerous

Talking about Destiny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCSWXvEGoUM (argh...can't find "My Destiny") Posted by: Magic Phil | November 02, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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You're on a Roll Magic Phil!!!!
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Magic Phil - now you got me funkified! I will testify at the church of Rufus and Chaka Kahn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWcAUxIgXxc Posted by: 63 Footer | November 02, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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Yes, yes, Yes!! I used to worship at that church! LMAO!! That was a good one my brother!

How lucky are we that the Buss family understands their fans and shows great civic responsibility for the party. Posted by: PsychedLakerGirl | November 02, 2010 at 09:59 AM
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All right Psyched!! I'll support that platform! Psyched for Governor!!

63 footer, funkify people is my job and Chaka is my FAV singer....of ALL! TSG is a classic...


mamba24, you got me going on 1st choice, what an awesome time of my life.....


Now, thats for you,mamba24:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l6WQh4rcGk

Good Morning Mamba24

Check in after game day roll call!

Can you feel it! Can you feel it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYPqZlhpbQo

This year for the Lakers is one of Destiny! Can you feel it? Can you feel it? Can you feel it!

Good Morning Ouchhhhhhhhh!

How you doing! Sounds like you're off to a great start this morning.

Snarky - Check
Rebel with a cause - Check
Independent Thinker - Check
At least one good post per day - Check
At least one post to the contrary - Check

Justa - can you post something? We're due for a fresh thread.

Good morning Mamb24 // BLOG CRUE
All is well in sunny Colorado. Getting ready for a great HD Laker game tonight.

Colorado loves our World Champion Lakers!

Well, if we funkifying it, you can never go wrong by turning to the Book of Wonder - chapter and verse (maybe my favorite rhythm track of all time), and a reminder to the Heat to always remember:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji2ma2mfyhU

Can you feel it! Can you feel it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYPqZlhpbQo This year for the Lakers is one of Destiny! Can you feel it? Can you feel it? Can you feel it! Posted by: Fan of the Mamba | November 02, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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Good Morning Fan of the Mamba. IF I couldn't before I sure in the hell can feel it now!! Good one!
OK This goes back aways: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS22W4zwZ1w&feature=related - Do you wanna get funky – Peter Brown

@PLG: You mean people actually CELEBRATED the Giants winning the World Series in San Fran? Fox's shot of the SF crowd at that plaza or whatever was the most pathetic post championship celebration I've ever seen. You can tell they ain't used to winning.


Sonny Belfast or some other troll talking about burning cars after 83-79 in 5...4...3...2...

Well, if we funkifying it, you can never go wrong by turning to the Book of Wonder - chapter and verse (maybe my favorite rhythm track of all time), and a reminder to the Heat to always remember: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji2ma2mfyhU
Posted by: 63 Footer | November 02, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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SHOW OFF!! And yes a very good message to the Heat!

mamba24 - I know you're secretly dancing your azz off this morning, ain'tcha? Peter Brown!

@PLG: You mean people actually CELEBRATED the Giants winning the World Series in San Fran? Fox's shot of the SF crowd at that plaza or whatever was the most pathetic post championship celebration I've ever seen. You can tell they ain't used to winning. Sonny Belfast or some other troll talking about burning cars after 83-79 in 5...4...3...2... Posted by: utzworld - THE BANNER HOLDER | November 02, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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ROTFLMAO!!!! PREACH BANNER HOLDER, PREACH!!!!!!

Good Morning Fan of the Mamba. IF I couldn't before I sure in the hell can feel it now!! Good one!
OK This goes back aways: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS22W4zwZ1w&feature=related - Do you wanna get funky – Peter Brown

Posted by: mamba24 | November 02, 2010 at 10:26 AM

Mamba 24,

Stop it! You just made me close my office door to do the Electric Slide. Ooh Weee! That cut is smooth and funky at the same time!

mamba24 - I know you're secretly dancing your azz off this morning, ain'tcha? Peter Brown! Posted by: 63 Footer | November 02, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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How did you ever guess? Haven't stopped since 5 this morning!! LOL!

DO YOU WANNA GET FUNKY!


Now I'm MAD that You Tube is firewalled. That was my JAM as a lil kid in the St. L!

Stop it! You just made me close my office door to do the Electric Slide. Ooh Weee! That cut is smooth and funky at the same time! Posted by: Fan of the Mamba | November 02, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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The Electric Slide...Indeed sir! LMAO!! OK one last cut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ejlr-c5Yfg&feature=related - dance with me – Peter Brown

"Fox's shot of the SF crowd at that plaza or whatever was the most pathetic post championship celebration I've ever seen. You can tell they ain't used to winning."

maybe because no one is praying around here.

Good morning Laker Nation!! Just another fine Laker day in sunny So-Cal, the envy of the world and NBA sport fans everywhere. WE ROCK the best team in the NBA and will notch another "W" in the column tonight.

One game at a time. "That's all we ask." Note to the rest of the league:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNYHoI47fw0

Sooooouuuulllll Train:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p65sBNxoLbA

DO YOU WANNA GET FUNKY! Now I'm MAD that You Tube is firewalled. That was my JAM as a lil kid in the St. L! Posted by: utzworld - THE BANNER HOLDER | November 02, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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Stop this! Stop it now! Lil Baby utz jammin to Do you wanna get Funky...Priceless!!! LOL!

Phil Jackson´s best starting 5:

Jordan
Kobe
Pippen
Pau
Shaq

Sooooouuuulllll Train: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p65sBNxoLbA Posted by: frmkt | November 02, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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LOVE, PEACE AND...SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUL!! Harold Melvin sho ya right!!!!

Best Lakers starting 5:

Magic
Kobe
West
Pau
Gasol

utz - you don't know what you're missin' this morning. It's funktastic. Just let your clothes get more colorful, your heels higher, your hair even higher than that, pick your groove, and dance!

Sorry, I make a mistake:

Magic
Kobe
West
Pau
Kareem

@Six Tre: Quiet as its kept, roughly 90% of what y'all are playing is already in my iPod. So I ain't missing too much.

Just let your clothes get more colorful, your heels higher, your hair even higher than that, pick your groove, and dance!
Posted by: 63 Footer | November 02, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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Hey I'm putting them goldfish in my platform shoes as we speak!! LMAO!!

We need a little Space Bass baaaaaahby:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K_XX4HEBZA

That Mamba is a FLY GUY!

I have to congratulate Kwame Brown and Adam Morrison for not coming in first place in this pole: "The 50 Most Overhyped NBA Prospects Ever"

Kwame was listed as seventh worst and Adam came in twelveth place.

Way to go guys!!!

here's the link: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/503347-the-50-most-overhyped-prospects-in-nba-history

Good evening Fam!

See?
I ended leave later to Sting concert, because I couldn't be apart from you all ;)

Well... more or less.
It's a conjunctive factors effect: we can leave later, I came in earlier, and outside weather is awful so we found useless to reach the Theater as early as originally planned.

Before I get into subjects, let me quote a piece from the EXCELLENT article MM wrote before (really beautiful, as others have already pointed out Mark: you get better and better and better man. It's a pleasure to read you) :

"We're in a good state right now as far as basketball is concerned and what we need to do and how we need to do it," Odom said. "We know what to expect from each other. . . . This is the outcome of keeping the team together, the critical pieces together."

That doesn't mean the Lakers don't have room for improvement."

I am really happy with everything Lamar said up there.
And I certainly am not surprised at all by his depth and smart approach to life and sport.
Lamar is a really gifted person, but he always was sensed by me as a truly good person as well.
I know Kobe wouldn't rate him as high as he does, nor would Phil, or Derek, if beside his impressive Bball skills there weren't more to match them with. Especially when he has been object of intensity and constancy accusations (which at times ages ago would have been right actually).
They had to know he was a really valuable guy to wanting keep workin along and defend and keep willing him so strongly to be a part of our unit.
These words, so brilliantly said in all of that articles, just prove that point.
I have also always found Lamar adorable.
I guess his only minus to me still his awful taste in women and his tendency to mess with The PlastiKK Family, but nobody is perfect so that fits it too.

Keep being the way my fav speakers of bball in Italy call you darlin: "Lamarvelous" :)

I wanna thank mclyne for his really touchin comment yesterday about my Falcon quote... wow. Thanx a lot. Reading that made me feel embraced :)

Gotta thank also Fan Of The Mamba, for his groovy homage in music :) awww, that was really cute but I have to walk a long long road before I'm Queen of anything here around. I might be a Tenor of a Garden at the moment, at best ;) (A Zen Laker Garden... that ;)) ;)

I'm really happy to see Rick F. is doing well and keeping getting better: thanx for updating us Justa... you really really made me happy there.

Shared one more smile with KobeMVP888, 63 Footer, Edwin, LRob and Outlaw, and keepin thankin you all for providing great sound to our rocking blog (oh, and you made me already buy 4 iTunes albums I didn't had previously, so thank you!), in pace with my Sting time, and the fact that tonight I wake up at 3:30 am to catch the Big Bro Clash, take these:

Sting, We'LL Be Together (it can be taken as a love song in Lakers lens ;) and it's one of my kid'd jams... and... did I mention I LOVE Sting? And that I find him HOY... HOT? I mean... still? Always'&Forever? Right... I could repeat myself on the line of todays songs a bit more... sorry ;)...):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzHT9JjVnls

Now talkin about the game of today, I actually love the highly competitive relation on court of Pau with Mark.
It's genuine, and being myself a total lover of fair competitions, I like to see what will come out of this in terms of evolution.
Nothing's workin as great as inner pushes to make great things flourish.

I loved also PJ's takes at Pau: I agree PJ loves Pau a lot if he says this of him (how could he not, Pau is clearly the kind of smart man/player he loves the most to interact with), and sure he would never take Mark in his place.
Mark is a very good player, and en route to become even better, but so far he has not really shown skills comparable as Pau.
What he brings so far that is makin him being a competitor have majorly to do with his bigger size.
But we all know that is a liability that PJ (and I as well) consider lower as importance than the way understanding of the game and natural versatility in strategy play can obtain for your team to achieve through your disposal of them.

So far Mark has not yet what it takes to be a fit for us.
In a couple of years let's see.
It's easier to shine in Memphis, especially when you have got an Aries Head to open the road for you there whose experience you could get inspired and aware from.

But sure Mark is a good player, and I sense a good test game coming for us today.

Still... how can I put it... I'm sure we will learn through the game what we have to do to make the best out of it and even if we'd lose it (who knows it could happen) I'm sure the experience STILL would make us win in the end ;).

To emphasize this idea, here it comes my second musical take of the day:

The Police, Wrapped Around Your Finger (not the best quality of audio... still AMAZING music. And okay. Sting. Gordon.Oh, boy... some 50 years old just have THAT thing going... and he has. He had it and still have it. Okay... stop it now ;)).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu7D-6-jkPM

I saw your selections today have been very 80's so these two choices fit as well right?

Time for me to leave and reach the Arcimboldi Theather...
I'm glad I went in still though.

LLL to the Fam, Z. :)

LEWSTRS present and accounted for...Checkin in for Roll Call...

Good morning Nation...

Like a fresh sweet rain, the Lakers are showering the league with fear, and comes the holidays, putting out the wildfire known the Heat...

My entry for today...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIPan-rEQJA

No stopping us BAYBEE!!!

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

We need a little Space Bass baaaaaahby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K_XX4HEBZA Posted by: 63 Footer | November 02, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!! BOOOOOOTSY!!!!!

That Mamba is a FLY GUY! Posted by: utzworld - THE BANNER HOLDER | November 02, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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LMAO!!

Snarky - Check
Rebel with a cause - Check
Independent Thinker - Check
At least one good post per day - Check
At least one post to the contrary - Check

Posted by: Fan of the Mamba | November 02, 2010 at 10:20 AM

thanks. i will make sure i follow the list on a daily base. CHECK

i'm always in a great mood when we play Memphis: it's of Gasolinian magnitute. and,

reminds me of the Choker's speech after his catastrophic road trip that ended by being humiliated by his brother:

we need more TOUCHES.

and let's not forget that in the same game "our favorite son Luke" was inserted in the last few seconds to deliver the entry pass to Kobe for the buzzer-beater. and he made the pass BEHIND Kobe. indeed, we need a high IQ guy to do that. but the Zen wanted his son to redeem himself.

and the question is: why did we need a buzzer beater?

because Gassy was 2 times alone with the ream, indeed with his back, did not see his PATH because he was too busy to PASS to a Farmy for a 3 point shot. now, that's efficient. and especially CLUTCH.

that was the same game when Kobe became the lakers all time scorer. and Jon K declared that he is not interested in "individual statistcs", "material things" and so on …

but he loves RINGS. so is it RINGS or is it the JOURNEYYYYYYYYY

i will be forever confused by the Zen Master and Jon "the monk" K who do not care about the "ordinary material THINGS" just about "spiritual ones". but hey, if there r RINGS and Champagne, let's be the first in line. go figure…

and now, that i finished with the ordinary task of the days, BLOGGING, till the start of the game tonight, i'm ready to LEVITATE…

anyone has a background sound for that????????????

The lovely Ms. Z joins the morning of funk. (Love the Police -- especially live, which is why I can't really get into Sting... respect him, but it isn't the Police.)

LEWSTRS hits us with a NorCal fav.

mamba24 is torturing poor little goldfish in the name of fashion.

And I believe it was Magic Phil that started us all off with the funk.

And this is what I want Pau to do to his brother Marc:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH_8VINpfKQ

Justa - can you post something? We're due for a fresh thread.
Posted by: htj | November 02, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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And to think I almost missed this gem!! LOL!

and now, that i finished with the ordinary task of the days, BLOGGING, till the start of the game tonight, i'm ready to LEVITATE…anyone has a background sound for that????????????
Posted by: ouchhhhhhhh | November 02, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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ROTFLMAO!!! SWEET JESUS!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndeOhhDgHdwmn Posted by: frmkt | November 02, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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Yes it is but...It wouldn't be nothing without a Fabulous Woman!!

Hey guys. Thanks for the love on these stories. It really means a lot!

Ron Artest is the most sane man in America - I'm the crazy one.

http://hoopstopia.com/?p=76


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