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Caught in the Web: Advancing the Lakers-Nets game

Farmar_300 Wish I had time to put something more comprehensive together for you Lakerholics, but it's been a long Saturday. I am looking forward to seeing how former UCLA star and Lakers reserve Jordan Farmar responds against his former team.

Also, with the early start, will Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom bring the energy needed to battle young New Jersey big man Brook Lopez? And can Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher snap out of their shooting doldrums?

Here are a few selections to get things started this morning.

Game advances

ESPNLosAngeles.com's Andy Kamenetzky takes a look at Farmar's first game against his former team.

FoxSportsWest.com's Billy Witz on how the Lakers are looking to end their offensive slump.

You guys probably know this, but SI.com has a nice game-day package.

The Star-Ledger's Colin Stephenson has a feature on Farmar's post-Lakers days, which include increased playing time as well as an increase in losses.

Columns

The Riverside Press-Enterprise's David Lassen takes a look at  Derek Fisher the player and Derek Fisher the player rep.

Former L.A. Times staffer Jonathan Abrams of the N.Y. Times has a big feature on Ron Artest, the Stopper.

The NY Daily News' Mitch Lawrence discusses how the five-year plan by new Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is off to a rocky start.

Notebook

The Star-Ledger's Colin Stephenson says Nets guard Devin Harris will be a game-time decision.

Hope you enjoyed at least some of the links. I'll chat with whomever in a few hours.

-- Dan Loumena

Photo: Nets point guard Jordan Farmar gets past Atlanta's Jeff Teague for a layup last week. Credit: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

 
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Yes sir...present and accounted for...checking in for Roll Call...

This morning game is wrecking havoc on my body clock...lol

Today we turn the corner...and Tuesday we get Bynumite back...

Keep on keeping on... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDzL_WU3mmE

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

Today we turn the corner...and Tuesday we get Bynumite back...
Keep on keeping on... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDzL_WU3mmE Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation... #17 Coming Up!!! Posted by: LEWSTRS | December 12, 2010 at 07:13 AM
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YES, YES, HELL YES!!! WE ARE THE FREAKIN 16 TIME BACK-TO-BACK NBA CHAMPION, 4 DYNASTY LA LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Carry ON Sir!~!

HOW DO YOU SPELL GOAT? K.O.B.E. B.R.Y.A.N.T
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyKgaeAoa-g&feature=related

Here is some tunes to get your Sunday Morning going...

70s - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCcwNoVSt2E

80s - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziJwByNzceo

902 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8F_KaILW6g
(dedicated to Mamba24's GOAT)

Sorry...wrong link for the 80s...here is the correct one...

Here is some tunes to get your Sunday Morning going...

70s - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCcwNoVSt2E

80s - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bomv-6CJSfM

90s - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8F_KaILW6g
(dedicated to Mamba24's GOAT)

Talking about wrong link...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkxPIy39s8E

Mr Turner is hilarious!

HA...Mr Turner 25 years later...still funny and drunk:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA23883d2aw&feature=related

The Outlaw and Baby Outlaw are present and accounted for.

Thanks for the rousing roll call this morning, Mamba24. As always, you bring the energy to this blog.

Hopefully, playing the Nets will be just what the doctor ordered. I'd love to see Kobe and Pau on about 100 pick and rolls. It drives me crazy when that's working so effectively, and then they mysteriously go away from it.

Go Lake Show!

Roll call ... checking in!!!

Today the Lakers will win. On Tuesday, Andrew Bynum will come back healthier, bigger, beastier and better than he has ever been and the Lakers will go from "elite to dominant" as one blogger so eloquently stated. As for the Mavs, Spurs, Jazz and whoever else, your 15 minutes is up.

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

Good morning Outlaw! If The Outlaw and Baby Outlaw are ready then I sense...TOTAL NETS ANNIHALATION and THE BEGINNING OF A LONNNNNNG WINNING STREAK!!!!!!!!!

@MAGIC PHIL & LEWSTRS, LOL!! Stop that!!!!!!!

Today the Lakers will win. On Tuesday, Andrew Bynum will come back healthier, bigger, beastier and better than he has ever been and the Lakers will go from "elite to dominant" as one blogger so eloquently stated. As for the Mavs, Spurs, Jazz and whoever else, your 15 minutes is up. 1-2-3 RING! #17 coming up STRONG!! Posted by: KobeMVP888 | December 12, 2010 at 09:02 AM
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Oh my Goodness!!!....OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!!! Carry On!!!!

Does everybody still have their SWAGGER!!!! THEN LET THE WINNING STREAK BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, since 1985 only 6 teams without HCA have won the Finals and they were very good at winning their road games.

Yes, I agree it's still early, but so far the Lakers are not very good at winning road games.

I just think it's relevant to keep things in perspective with regards to the importance of HCA.

FTR, I am not saying the Lakers cannot win without HCA. I am saying I don't know if they can this year, not from what we have seen so far.

This is still a difficult team to evaluate because they haven't played the tough teams yet and maybe they will rise to the ocassion and maybe Bynum does make all the difference.

But I don't think it's right to try and downplay the importance of HCA and mock those who show a concern about not having HCA, especially for the Finals, when the evidence clearly shows the team with HCA usually wins.

Posted by: Art - FL Laker Fan | December 12, 2010 at 06:08 AM
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Great post. Please let me remind you that the Lakers weren't a great road team last season either, but they still won at least one road game in every playoff series (OKC - Game 6; Utah - Games 3 & 4; Phoenix - Game 6; Boston - Game 3) because that are a grizzled, championship tested ballclub and they know what it takes to win in hostile environments. In fact, other than the 2008 NBA Finals, the Lakers have won at least 1 game on the road in the remaining 11 playoff series for the past 3 seasons. So you can't necessarily measure what they do in the practice season against what they do in the playoffs.

Hey, all - been too busy, but needed to check in and show my support. Will have the game on in the b.g., but still pushing forward with rewrite hell, er, heaven... uh... rewrite purgatory but with good food and drinks.

My song choice for game day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmR1YvfIGng&feature=related

And finally my first non Kobe link, dedicated to..Yes, Yes, Yes!! The Fabulous Justanothermambafan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oxb4LayC7A - Just the 2 of Us - Grover Washington & Bill Withers

Another ordinary day in Laker Land.
Except for those who went over the cliff over a meaningless game in Chi Town.
Maybe we can clean this blog up by Christmas Time of the Mistletoes.
Mistletoe is the common name for a group of hemi-parasitics.
As a matter of fact I hope we lose to Miami on Christmas Day like how we lost last year to the Cavemen. So we can weed out the weak sucks.
Those that have hypertension over non hype games are just setting their selves up for the next lost.

Haiku Poem:

Just before Christmas

Lets weed out the Mistletoes

Give me a High 5

I like the term "Bynumite," LOL, did Lewstrs coin that?

PREACH SRAFRANK, PREACH!!!!!!! HIGH FIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

High 5 !!

A synopsis of the 2010-11 practice season to date by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItLzdZV004s

THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@Mark G - I've been using Bynumite since 07-08...

@srafrank - my entry...

Sunday blues today...
Purple and Gold I seek...
Color me out please...

@63 Footer - here is my entry for message song...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Rut0BJsyk

Good morning Lakers fans!

Mamba24, thanks for the roll call. Much better than my extremely loud alarm clock this morning.

I'm (somewhat) awake and I'll be activating the live chat within a few minutes, probably 9:45 to 9:50 at the latest.

Chat with whomever over there.

WITH THE BLOG GOD DAN LOUMENA WITH US...VICTORY IS ASSURED!!! THE 34 GAME STREAK BEGINS NOW!!!!

lew - good one. I was just playing Samba Pa Ti last night (having practiced the last couple days). I suck, but I at least got through the song without anyone laughing too much.

ALTO CINCO frank...

@63 Footer - here is my entry for message song... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Rut0BJsyk Posted by: LEWSTRS | December 12, 2010 at 09:40 AM
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AW YEAH!!!!! WE GOT THIS ISH!!!!!!! JAM ON LEWSTRS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JUSTA!

Lewstrs, that's too funny

63, Samba is about my fav Santana track, gd choice


@JDIZZLE… “Island... what you fail to realize is the Lakers are terribly thin up front and it's caused Pau and Odom to play far too many minutes. They're exhausted. Constantly playing against more physical players that are centers is putting wear on Gasol and when he's worn, guess who has to abort the triangle and carry the team? Kobe.”

“When Bynum gets back, it means more rest for Gasol. More rest for Gasol means better play from him and also the rest Odom gets from Gasol playing PF means he'll play better. Better play overall in the front court means that Kobe can play more in the context of the triangle and won't have to shoulder the team. That means better ball movement, better overall production from other players and so on. So yes, when Bynum gets back it will do the job. There is a difference between being able to play hard and play with.”
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Outstanding response to Island Priest, whom I thought made many excellent points but still did not understand why Bynum changes everything for this team. Your response laid it out perfectly clear. I would only add that Gasol’s troubles at center are the direct result of most of the teams in the NBA bulking and bullying up to matchup better with Bynum. While Pau may have led us to a championship in 2009 playing center, it was obvious that we would not have won in 2010 without an injured Drew. The situation in 2011 is such that half of the teams we face now have centers who beat up on Pau. That will all change once Drew returns. Aside from what he adds to the box score, it’s how he allows Pau to play power forward, Lamar to play 6th man, and makes the Lakers a much tougher and deeper team..
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TOM


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