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Caught in the Web: Lakers pleased with Andrew Bynum's progress

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan talks to Lakers assistant coach Chuck Person about the team's new defensive scheme.

--The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Schmitt Boyer details Byron Scott's homecoming.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding highlights Andrew Bynum's second technical foul being rescinded.

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer faults Cleveland for not rebuilding this offseason.

--Ball Don't Lie's Eric Freeman expresses amusement about Lamar Odom's relationship with Khloe Kardashian.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky previews the upcoming week.

--Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus reveals his latest NBA power rankings.

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe sizes up the All-Star chances for several Western Conference players, including Odom. Lowe also shares his NBA All-Star weekend wish list.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin notices that the Lakers haven't always fared well against sub-.500 teams. He also charts the path backup center Derrick Caracter has taken.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford argues that the Lakers' recent victory over New York outlined a blueprint for what would be needed to win another championship.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details Monday's practice.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark highlights Bynum's recent play.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano argues that Bynum is realizing his potential.

--Lakers Nation's Michael Goldsholl features a Los Angeles-based artist whose work includes the Lakers.

Tweet of the Day:"Finals LA Vs NY Let's get it!!!!" -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest).

Reader Comment of the Day: Best Iconic Lakeraholic Phrase: 1. "THIS IS BASKETBALL!!!!" (Kobe screaming at Sasha on the bench.) 2. "ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!? ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!" (Bynum pleading with an official after a false call.) 3. "I'm befuddled. I'm very befuddled." (Phil Jackson talking to the press after being befuddled.) 4. ACKNOWLEDGE ME PLEASE!!!!! (Ron Artest game Game 7 of 2010 Finals) 5. Drew to Sasha: "Give me the ... ball!" 6. "Sacramento will never be the capital of California! Los Angeles is the new capital of California!"--Shaq" -- Jon K.

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Photo: Lakers guard Shannon Brown and forward Lamar Odom restrain center Andrew Bynum after he received two technicals and was ejected for arguing a call early in the fourth quarter Sunday. Credit: Stephen Dunn / Getty Images 

 
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Best Iconic Lakeraholic Phrase:

1. "THIS IS BASKETBALL!!!!" (Kobe screaming at Sasha on the bench.)
2. "ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!? ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!" (Bynum pleading with an official after a false call.)
3. "I'm befuddled. I'm very befuddled." (Phil Jackson talking to the press after being befuddled.)
4. ACKNOWLEDGE ME PLEASE!!!!! (Ron Artest game Game 7 of 2010 Finals)
5. Drew to Sasha: "Give me the f**king ball!"
6. "Sacramento will never be the capital of California! Los Angeles is the new capital of California!"--Shaq
7. "CAANNN YOOOUUUU DIIIGGG ITTTTT?" (Shaq)
8. "NOBODY DESTROYS RON ARTEST." (Ron)
9. "NO SYMPATHY!!" (Kobe)
10. "Good. We'll beat the hell out of them." (Kobe when told the Phoenix Suns are much worse this season than in years past).
11. "You have to ask him. I only count to two." (Ron Artest when asked where he would rank LeBron James under Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, whom Artest ranked first and second in the league).
12. "Tacos?" DJ Mbenga

Come on, guys! We're just scratching the surface here! Doesn't anyone have any Slava Medvedenko quotes?

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

"You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good." Jerry West

Congrats Jon K.

"One lucky shot deserves another." (Shaq on Fishers LUCKY shot)

Not clutch, but lucky.

Jon K - FTW!! Great idea doing this by the way... !

Congrats Jon K on the Friedman...

"We can play many different styles..." - Kobe Bryant

"No Women. No Kids" - Vlade Divac in "The Professional"


DBDH!

"Can you dig it" - Shaq before he became Shraq....

lew - see # 7...

"Sacramento will never be the capitol of California! Los Angeles is the NEW capitol of California!!! Can you dig it?!"

Snaq O'Meal - 2002 Parade

DBDH!

"BACK TO BACK... YEAH YEAH...and you know that" (Magia Johnson)

"I'm not the next Michael Jordan. I'm the first Kobe Bryant" - Kobe back in like 1997 or something.


DBDH!

*Jon K. leading the charge! I salute you, sir!*

"I'd like to thank my psychiatrist."-Ron Artest

Go Lakers!


Where is the article that describes the "Lakers are pleased with Bynum's progress?"

"Yeah, one more than Shaq!" - Kobe, last June.

DBDH!

"I got a Wheaties box! I got a Wheaties box!" - Ron

DBDH!

"He better go check the paper or somethin"

- Robert Horry responding to Vlade calling Horry's game winner lucky.

PHRASES I REMEMBER...

"No rebounds... No Rings" ~~ Pat Riley to 1984-85 Lakers (who beat Boston in The Finals)

"The Lakers are the WORLD CHAMPIONS!" ~~ Our dearly beloved Chick, on numerous occassions

"...Yeah, but I can hit my freethrows..." Andrew Bynum interviewed by TNT seconds after being drafted by the Lakers (upon comparisons of Andrew to Shaq)

LakerMike

Best Iconic Lakeraholic Phrase:

1. "THIS IS BASKETBALL!!!!" (Kobe screaming at Sasha on the bench.)
2. "ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!? ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!" (Bynum pleading with an official after a false call.)
3. "I'm befuddled. I'm very befuddled." (Phil Jackson talking to the press after being befuddled.)
4. ACKNOWLEDGE ME PLEASE!!!!! (Ron Artest game Game 7 of 2010 Finals)
5. Drew to Sasha: "Give me the f**king ball!"
6. "Sacramento will never be the capital of California! Los Angeles is the new capital of California!"--Shaq
7. "CAANNN YOOOUUUU DIIIGGG ITTTTT?" (Shaq)
8. "NOBODY DESTROYS RON ARTEST." (Ron)
9. "NO SYMPATHY!!" (Kobe)
10. "Good. We'll beat the hell out of them." (Kobe when told the Phoenix Suns are much worse this season than in years past).
11. "You have to ask him. I only count to two." (Ron Artest when asked where he would rank LeBron James under Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, whom Artest ranked first and second in the league).
12. "Tacos?" DJ Mbenga
13. "You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good." Jerry West
14. "One lucky shot deserves another." (Shaq on Fishers LUCKY shot)
15. "We can play many different styles..." - Kobe Bryant
16. "No Women. No Kids" - Vlade Divac in "The Professional"
17. "BACK TO BACK... YEAH YEAH...and you know that" (Magia Johnson)
18. "I'm not the next Michael Jordan. I'm the first Kobe Bryant" - Kobe back in like 1997 or something.
19. "I'd like to thank my psychiatrist."-Ron Artest
20. "Yeah, one more than Shaq!" - Kobe, last June.
21. "I got a Wheaties box! I got a Wheaties box!" - Ron
22. "He better go check the paper or somethin"- Robert Horry responding to Vlade calling Horry's game winner lucky.
23. "No rebounds... No Rings" ~~ Pat Riley to 1984-85 Lakers (who beat Boston in The Finals)
24. "The Lakers are the WORLD CHAMPIONS!" ~~ Our dearly beloved Chick, on numerous occassions
25. "...Yeah, but I can hit my freethrows..." Andrew Bynum interviewed by TNT seconds after being drafted by the Lakers (upon comparisons of Andrew to Shaq)

Come on, guys! We're just getting started!

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!


"...and I guarantee, next year we're gonna win it again!"- Pat Riley

greatest Iconic phrase ever

I'm taking my talents to South Beach

Posted by: King James Version | January 11, 2011 at 11:56 AM

BEST PHASE, you just can't TOP IT. "The NEW NBA CHAMPIONS Miami HEAT"

Haha. These videos are good for a laugh but I typically hate partisan videos that are designed to show that one team got better treatment than another. You could mix clips from any game and make it look like it was called all one way.

Posted by: Bay to LA | January 11, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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Interesting take. What about this 10 minute clip of carefully diagnosed footage do you disagree with? I don't disagree with your assertion that someone could have pieced together a segment showing the Lakers getting "better treatment" from time to time, but frankly I am surprised that even a generally skeptical fan like yourself .... whose opinions are normally on the negative side of things when it comes to the Lakers .... wouldn't praise this guy's work.

The filmaker points out many commonly accepted facts including, but not limited to: 1) the 2008 Celtics had one of the greatest defenses ever, 2) the deficiencies in the Lakers offense in the 2008 NBA Finals with particular criticism directed at Pau and LO, and 3) that KG is notorious around the NBA for setting illegal moving screens. Instead of praising the filimaker's efforts, which obviously required a lot of time and effort breaking down film, you willy-nilly dismiss this video out of hand as a joke even after this guy made a painstaking effort to support his observations with irrefutable evidence.

I have an idea. Why don't you actually watch it.

"Sacramento will never be the capital of California! Los Angeles is the new capital of California!" should be translated to "araaamnto aaraarrtal of aaalaafaaaana... los aagagnaaaela is the enw aaarattal of aaalafafaaana." i don't remember the rap that he did after lakers lost in 08, but that was vicious

"Home court is what we play for the whole regular season." -- Pat Riley, when coaching the Lakers (Heed his message, current crew.)

He had eyes in his ears - Chick Hearn

This game's in the refrigerator: the door is closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard, and the Jello's jigglin'! - Chick Hearn

Kobe- " Just forget about and put it behind you. You don't stand in front of the toilet to see what you just dropped. You just got to flush it man..."

Cheers - PLG

Queen James Virgin...
Queen James is taking his "talents" to South Beach, where he can hop on Dwayne Wade's junk in hopes that he can "ride" Wade to a title.

Too bad for the Queen and D-Wade that they'll never get past Boston. No size + no inside game = ECF exit.

The Heat may have beat the disinterested Lakers on X-Mas, but then again so have several other teams as of late. Doesn't mean anything. Any fan with half a brain knows the Regular Season is the Lakers Pre-Season. Laker season begins when the 1st round of the playoffs begins. Heat fans get excited over big win streaks and XMas day wins, Laker fans get excited over playoff wins.

As far as Bynum goes, the kid has only been back what? 8-10 games? The kid is still getting his timing and conditioning back. Past couple games, he's been much better about his fouls. He outplayed Stoudamire big time and would eat the Heat interior alive for breakfast. Gasol owns Bosh as well.

Recipe to beat the Heat
Pound the ball inside, the Heat have no size and Bosh has no defense.
Get physical with Bosh on defense. Bosh will cower out to the perimeter and take jump shots all day.
Cut off the lanes. If LeBron and Wade can't penetrate, they're spotty perimeter shooting will expose them.
Post up Kobe. Wade can't guard Kobe and Kobe still has the best mid range game in the league.
Crash the boards. When the Lakers take advantage of their size, they can outrebound anyone and limit Miami's possessions
Control the ball and limit turnovers. If the Lakers don't make mistakes, Miami can't run the ball.
Run the triangle. Because Miami doesn't have anyone to stop Gasol, Kobe, Odom and especially Bynum.

Jon K.- I'm trying for a Slava quote, but I don't understand Russian.

Nice Freeman and great concept

JR


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