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GOD@#@#%$%^^#$@!#^&&#$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LAKER NATION, WE GOT A PROBLEM!!!! Thank God I got my own 3-PEAT because…you have never heard me say this but…As far as the Lakers getting their 3-PEAT…I STILL BELIEVE!!!! WE STILL GOT THIS!!! Blame this Loss squarely ON MAMBA24/LARRY coming back. Carry On!!!!

Lackers are uncoachable and old. Back to being Kobe and 11 stiffs just like pre-Gasoff days. Barring a trade of massive impact this team is done. Pau Gasoff would get eaten alive at most serious rec centers in this country. Gasoff, Artest, Brow n or Blake and either of the rookies straight up for Melo.

Kobe can't shoot the ball 100% of the time and expect to win. He needs to run the offense by shooting and passing. Tonight was just bad basketball. The Celtics were making the extra pass and getting wide open shots and layups while once Kobe gets the ball he tries to score regardless od the coverage playing into the Cs hands. Jerry West the best GM of all time is right the Lakers will not win it this year. Kobe is almost 40 and still immature as a player. I read an article on ESPN that saying Kobe high scoring days maybe over but boy were they wrong. I hope Kobe feels good about his 41 points where he shot us in and out the gamne. Balance Kobe is the key.

People will say Kobe was the only one playing. Umm yeah he shot the ball 100% of the time and got his team out of the game. People will also say that this game is without meaning but that is erroneous. Boston is already a good team now you put in their heads that they can beat the Lakers by double digits when Kobe scores 40. What will change in June? LO will still be intimidated and outwork by Big Baby. Gasoft will still get mugged by Perkins or Garnett. Bynum will still be ineffective against Shaq. Fisher will still can't make a layup without a referee bailout. Artest the publicity hound will continue to get abused by the best player on the court tonight Pierece.

Once again, we lost, however this time to a great team, not like before to subpar teams!

Few days ago, one of the bloggers said Pau is not European, he is Spanish. This moron did not know a simple basic geography. Hey dud Spain is in Europe!!!

Go Pau Go

No excuses. 0 for in statement games.

It ain't over, but...

As Kobe fired shot after shot all Boston did was execute and pulled away slowly but surely. LO and Gasol always disappear against Boston. Look at the boxscore my people Kobe had 41 points and 0 assists! We would have loss a game against Memphis with that stat line. Imagine Boston the #1 assist team. Kobe must grow up for us to have a chance.

as a fan from the philippines, i woke up early today (monday) eager to watch Lakers win. But was a bit disgusted. I dont know how my take goona turn around and play championship-caliber games.

No excuses. 0 for in statement games. It ain't over, but... Posted by: VMan | January 30, 2011 at 03:46 PM
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Over? Over you say? God@@#$%%^!!! We're the Freakin 16 time back to back NBA champion, 4 Dynasty LA Lakers and I'm riding with these bad boys till the end!!!!!!!


i wudnt mind if Lakers lost today for as long as, from hereon, they will lose no more than 10 games....LAKERS, is it possible?

Fisher and Artest are useless. Pau and Bynum are soft. Our bench is again pathetic.

This is the biggest drop-off I've seen from a Lakers team after winning a championship. They are completely pathetic so far this year...and I don't see any signs of hope on the horizon, especially given that Phil doesn't like to make line-up changes.

We are not going anywhere this year. The only question for me is whether we make it out of the first round of the playoffs, which probably depends on if we have home court.

I'm also curious as to the future: what coach to replace Phil? Do we make a big trade?


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(01) CORNER-J – OWNER - So here's the deal. We true Laker fans are sticking by this team and this coach...no matter what. Maybe their time is indeed over...but maybe it isn't. And you better pray that you're right. Because if our STILL WORLD CHAMPION LOS ANGELES LAKERS do get it together, there is going to be some serious payback happening...both in the playoffs, and on this blog. . I'm on board until the train comes off the tracks...and the only tracks that count are in the playoffs. Carry on, my friends.
(02) JOE CORAD – CO/OWNER - To all the Lakers fans and the Laker haters. until they lose 4 games in the playoffs in any series; The Lakers are the team to beat despite their record. Every other team just wants to catch up. So trolls do enjoy, because surely when the Lakers start winning you all disappear.
(03) PSYCHEDLAKERGIRL – DRIVER - This is not bad. It's a total bummer but as Justa says, we got this.Age is not playing into these defeats. Individuals make up a team but it's the team that falters together. Another month and things will be just fine. SAS has their big rodeo trip and things will change - in the NBA, they always do. Lakers are coming back with the New Year. Go away trolls, we are still integrating new players and one big guy.
(04) MCLYNE – CO/DRIVER - Throw me on that Choo Choo. My ride will end in June with the Championship Parade
(05) RICK FRIEDMAN – DIRECTOR - I'm betting that Phil has chosen to let his team fail enough times, so that they'll actually pay attention when he starts coaching. All these players who think they know it all because they have one or two rings, may finally be waking up this morning ready to listen. Good idea. As for the Kobe bashers, why wouldn't he think a game is on his shoulders when he looks at his team mates on the floor and sees a FAIL sign? No "players only" meeting is needed. No "by-the-book" inspirational speeches by Fish are welcome. Let's get to work, Lakers. If this edition of the team has Championship DNA, let's show it. The ASG will be here in a heartbeat. Which reminds me, a little "heart" would go a long way. Go Lakers!
(06) DICE8UP – CO/DRIVER - Why is fear all of a sudden becomes this blog? It is still December, and this things happens to a team.. especially a back to back champion team...Chillax people.. Go Lakers!!!!
(07) LANCE FROM DA’ BRONX – CO/OWNER - if everything,good or bad is an opportunity,i think that as lakerlovers, we need to act in good faith and give the boys the support and not abandon ship.this is not a matter of one or two players not doing what they have to, this is systemic.bad timing plays a role in this,but as i suggested yesterday, the team is at the bottom of the mountain like every other team
(08) LROB- RIDING SHOTGUN - Wow this is what its like in here when adversity hits. Yes, the Lakers were terrible AGAIN. Yes, if the playoffs started today they’d probably be looking at a first round exit. But there’s plenty of time to get back on track so excuse me if I don't abandon ship. All the Lakers fans that are throwing all the players and coach under the bus, I have a few questions...If you screaming at Kobe today, where you screaming last year when he hit all those game winners? or in the playoffs when he iced Phoenix in gm 6? Or when he scored his other 25,000+ points? If you’ve been dogging Pau lately, where were you when he outplayed KG in the finals last year? Or when he shot 61% and avg 3 blks in the Utah series? If you’ve been ripping on Ron, where were you when he played like a superstar in gm 7 last year? Or when he held Durant to sub 35% shooting. If you’ve been salty on Fish, where were you when he gave Orlando the knockout blow in 09 or owned the 4th quarter in gm3 vs. the C's last year. If you want Phil out, what about the 5 titles he brought? Yes, the team is floundering, but after 3 straight final appearances and back to back championships I would think the Lakers have earned enough goodwill for us to stick with them doing this rough patch.
(09) EDWIN GUECO RIDING SHOTGUN2 - after 40 years following the lakers, i'm not ready to say quits bu6 just hope that talent will come tomorrow or the next game. no need to say any further criticisms because the game speaks for itself. it is not worth to say anything when u witness that all chips are down. just watch and pray that the jinx will be soon be broken. that's my position myclyne as a grieving fan. i just believe what Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said: "The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide."
(10) HOBBIYMAGE – SECURITY - Maybe now, my words of caution make a bit more sense to you &
others. Maybe not. In any case, I'm still rollin' with the Lakers.
(11) PHRED – LOVE DISPENSER - A couple of things to cling to for anybody looking for a silver lining; This is good for us as a blog, I think. Like (not nearly as bad) the bad old days of 96 and 97, it separates the wheat from the chaff on the blog and we know who is really going to go to the wall in support of the team. Doesn't mean either glass half full, glass half empty, or glass totally empty and broken on the floor, just people who want the Lakers to win. I do know there are some very solid bloggers who have been part of the soul of this blog who aren't posting here much anymore, and some of them have been driven off by some of the relentless negative posting by some people that verges on the troll like. I do know that these people will not completely abandon the blog in its hour of need. The other good thing to remember is that I am convinced that we aren't really this bad. It's just not possible for the team that won the Finals two years in a row to be bad enough to lose like this. This means to me that we are better than our record lately, and I think based on my experience watching this team that we are a lot better than how we have been playing lately. And even if we completely lose it and go off the edge and never even make it near the finals this year, there will still be one consolation; people will hopefully stop complaining when we only win by less than ten points. IT IS ALL ABOUT THE LOVE
(12) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - I hate losing. Hate it. That said, this team is a proven championship team and they WILL turn it around. And yes - before it's too late. It's only December for pete's sake. They have too much talent and pride in themselves to be satisfied with the way things are going and not do something about it. So - for all you bandwagonners and haters and trolls - enjoy your moment in the sun. Bask in it. Revel in delight at the problems MY team is currently facing. And yes - they're MY team - certainly not YOURS. Because if they were your team, you'd shut the hell up with the venom-spewing and negativity and get behind your team. But no - you choose to post drivel and call it honest criticism, or worse. Whatever. Like I said - have a good time now. Because soon enough MY team will meld, jell and otherwise come together in a steam-rolling, ass-kicking machine and prove you all the idiots WE, the true Laker fans on here, already know you to be.
(13) LAKERLASS
(14) MAMBA24
(15) TNTLAKERFAN – ARMORY SGT - There are problems, yes, but they are correctable. I would like to see us playing inside-out rather than outside-in. This could free up shooters, and increase the percentages from outside. As far as defensively, we really aren't that bad. It's our offense that needs improvement. I don't know what we are running, but it is not the triangle. do I think we can just improve with what we have? OF COURSE!
(16) JAY W. - I am confident that the Lakers can get back to the final despite all those lost. But only concern is that if the Lakers does not finish the season at the top three best record . It's going to be very tough for the Lakers to Win it all. Home course advantage make a huge different in the post season, and plus the Lakers is consider a veteran team which mean they are getting older everyday. For those of you Lakers hater , you can laugh all you want now, but the Lakers still make it to the final. Hahaha...Let's Go Lakers.
(17) DEAN GOLDY - The important thing to remeber with this slump is that the Lakers know how to win and once they get back in the groove that will begin to happen again, every night.
(18) Mitch – Trolls - I sympathize with you. It must be very difficult for you to go through life being not only ignorant, but obnoxious as well. Take solace in the fact that there are many therapies out there that you might benefit from including lobotomy. ( My guess is that lobotomy is probably your best chance for success ) Do everyone a favor, put down the crack pipe and seek help. Now would be a good time.
(19) PURPLE HEART - This adversity is only going to make the Lakers stronger. No worries, Lakes WILL turn this around and I guarantee by mid April they will be hitting Championship stride.
(20) LONGTIMELAKERLOVER - I love my team and I always will. I think they'll turn it around. I hope they will. I'm bleeding that purple and gold.
(21) LAKERTOM - All the calls from the once in a blue moon fair weather fans who would fire Phil, curse Kobe, trade Ron, cut Fish, and bench Pau need to chill and stand up and support their team rather than jumping off the bus like rats abandoning ship. Stated simply, the Lakers are still struggling with injuries and the competition has improved. The silver lining to last night’s loss in my opinion was the continually improving play of Drew, although I do admit to screaming at him after he missed those four free-throws. You could see an immediate improvement in our interior defense and post offense with Drew in the game. ...You also have to give credit to the Spurs defense on Kobe. I have never seen him stripped of the ball so many times and there were several times when he drove and was pushed out of bounds without any call from the zebras, who seem to be responding very negatively to Kobe’s rage. On the other hand, I hate it when Kobe refuses to take an easy open shot and instead prefers to dribble and back his defender down only to take a highly contested low percentage fade-away shot. Kobe needs to stay within the triangle and work without the ball to get open rather than just calling for the ball over and over in heavy traffic. We need to get back to efficiently running the Triangle Offense rather than playing isolation ball. And Kobe needs to rein in his rage. As you aptly pointed out, there is still a lot of time for the Lakers to right the ship. The season is a marathon and not a sprint. Drew’s continued progress and increased time on the court will enable us to return to playing Lakers high percentage inside-out basketball on offense and to sealing off the paint and putting an end to the easy layups and dunks that have been killing us.
(22) WALLACE - We're like Clint Eastwood's movie, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!" This team has all the components! We're good in the beginning, bad a few weeks after 8-0 run and it's now reach the "Ugly" stage. We will be good again, I hope! Just like in the movie where the good guys ended up with the bags of gold! With some changes in pesonel, we will turn it around before the playoff. I love DFish, but he's more of the liability nowadays on both ends. Hey, I'd rather had this bad run now than in the playoff!!! This team need a big jolt to get out of their doldrums!!! It's the worst I've seen before Gasol's trade. I don't buy Pau's argument that we need to throw the ball more inside (To him or Andrew). Pau is playing weak himself in the last few games. He's playing very little defense and wasted good passes Kobe fed him in the middle. I think Kobe is mad at Pau for not being a man in the middle and not defending the paint like he should. Too many uncontested layups yesterday. Bynum gave us more effort last night offensively and defensively!!! Kobe did his best but his shots were not falling yesterday and the refs were hard on him all night last night. In Kobe, I Trust!
(23) VMAN - Never gone on an opposing team's site and vented years of fan frustration and I'm assuming anyone that would needs to take a much needed break on a shrink's couch to suss out the sad life that brings him to such a ledge.Juvenile derision aside, yes, these Lakers will be competitive when it counts. Getting out of the West will be the hardest task yet on the road to 3 championships in a row. Good for the game, good for the fans. I'm certain of one thing, none of the opposing players or coaches are counting them out
(24) DKWSFO - This is a mental thing and a strategy thing, not a talent thing.
(25) NEWMEXICOLL - Really think we have to move the ball around more!! Too much dribbling around. Tonite we will get back on track, keep the faith!!!
(25) YELLOWFEVER – OK I i think i'm done venting for today... believe it or not i still think they eventually ge6 it together.. I STILL BELIEVE!?!?
(27) THE TRIANGULATOR - I may believe that aliens have stolen our BB skills, but I do know it'll all be back before the playoffs. How many wins did the Lakers have on their road to the three-peat in 2002? It's not about the regular season and home court advantage, while nice, isn't a necessity. A healthy team is a necessity. With that said, I would shakeup the lineup a few games to spice things up. At the worst, it would make a few more losses bearable. At its best, it could energize the team. Trolls, we banish thee back under the 3rd Street Bridge whence yee came from!!!
(28) CARTER - Sean Elliot and all the NBA are getting their licks in after 3 years of dominance by the Lakers, But that's OK, that's their right, they better get them in now, because if they get this ship together, my lakers ain't gonna have no mercy on any of them.
(29) ZEN(THE ORIGINAL) - The Lakers always play bad this time of year..Im not worried...yet
(30) LAKERJ - I know the Lakers have received their wake up call. There is no way they are taking these losses in stride. Champions respond to adversity and show resiliency when it's needed most. Here come the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers. Watch out!
(31) BRONXLAKERFAN - I've heard some great rebuttal from Justa, Corner J and others. Many thanx to Mamba24 and others, who, while expressing their displeasure about the team's recent play, never lose sight of the big picture. I side with those folks. I'm a diehard Laker fan and I will be for the duration.
(32) CYBERCOSMIX - We have to keep in mind that it is the holidays, a time when the Lakers traditionally have taken off (well, they show up to games, playing well is another matter...). This is a team that has worked it out in the past. There is a precedence of them pulling themselves out of their tailspins, no matter that us Laker fans see three-game losing streaks as the end of the world. Well said on Kobe though, I know I can definitely take a few 'off' games to his usual brilliance he plays with on most nights...AS ALWAYS - AND FOREVER - GO LAKERS!!!!!
(33) ZACH FROM SAN DIEGO - first of all, GO LAKERS... ..but really is this not just a dramatic twist to spice up the season for Phil Jackson's last year. It would be boring if we won 65 games and cruised to another title, am I right or am I right? Or am i wrong? Hell this season started like a gem and progressively has made me lose more and more hair the past month. This isn't the end of the world no, but there are a lot of issues to be addressed. I don't know I just can't wait to after the All Star break. Something tells me things will FINALLY start to "matter" to this team come February-March. It's sad to say, but it's hard to be mentally prepared and in-gear for these games. Title defense motivation comes during the playoffs. The other contenders are showing us they are ready to take our crown. Bottom line it all comes down to April/May/June baby. GO LAKERS!!! HATERS ARE GONNA HATE
(34) I BLEED PURPLE AND GOLD - Really excited about the return of Bynum!! but really upset about the lost last night. Shannon Brown (mr. most improve player of the year) started off hot out the gates and now he cant find the bottom of the net. And Matt Barnes (mr. perfect game) cant find his shot either. Blake has been struggeling all year with his shot, despite a few games. It seems like the killer bees have lost their sting!!! Hopefoly we can borrow the Hornets sting tonight!!!
(35) ART-FL LAKERS FAN - Let's see, Miami, Dallas, Spurs, Celts all have run off nice win streaks to pad their record. All the Lakers need to do is get a hot streak going and reel off 10 in a row or go 13-2 or something like that and they will be right back in the thick of best record. While it always seems darkest before the dawn, they certainly have the potential to pull that off.
(36) JQ - Kobe needs to lead. Simple as that. Be the leader he has been. He needs to remember last year's Game 7. Someone replay that as well as his very humble press conference. Be patient Lakernation. It'll take time, but we'll get there.
(37) LEWSTRS - Yes, I have concerns...but still have faith in my team...We have 51 games left in the season...plenty of time to get back to Lakerball... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcnqzi1a0yo
(38) D(EREK) J(ETER) - I'm not giving up though! The thing being a Laker and Yankee fan is that we expect to win it all every year. It's actually difficult to win one, let alone several. Ask Stockton, Barkley, Ewing, and Malone. I'm not giving up though!
(39) LONGTIMELAKERFAN - I'll repeat. BOTH of the Jordan led Bulls 3peat teams had similar records to what the Lakers have at this point in the season (21-10 once, 22-9 the other time). And NEITHER of those teams had HCA for the finals.
(40) FRMKT - I'll repeat. BOTH of the Jordan led Bulls 3peat teams had similar records to what the Lakers have at this point in the season (21-10 once, 22-9 the other time). And NEITHER of those teams had HCA for the finals. Posted by: LongTimeLakerFan | December 29, 2010 at 02:03 PM Yes and that's a wrap!
(41) MAGIC PHIL - Not saying HCA is NOT important, justa saying is NOT THAT important. If you deserve the ring, you must not rely on HCA.
(42) Kobeayashimarue - I had a feeling we would get stomped on last night...not really surpirsed as our team is just discombuberated right now. Lets see how things work out with AB & Pau in the starting lineup together & LO off the bench...we haven't seen that yet this year so I'm not panicing.........yet
(43) LAKESHOW310 - Food for thought.......Jackson's first threepeat in Chicago, the Bulls were 21-9. The next threepeat in Chicago the Bulls were????? Yep, you guessed it.....21-10. It's not how you start, it's how you finish. It's always tougher to threepeat. Keep the faith, and get away from the ledge. They will right the ship. Trust me.
(44) LAKERPEACE - A good news is Bynum is starting to catch up. Once he becomes the starter and Gasol playing at PF, and Odom coming out of the bench gelling with the Killer B's, the Lakers will be just fine. "Before success comes in any man's life he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps, some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do." -Napoleon Hill-
(45) OCLEZY - all they have to do is win tonight which i believe they will. And looking at the schedule they their toughes challenge will come mid jan when okc comes to town. Which if we win that can keep us going giong into a few tough games coming up with dal,Deen, and utAh. So just win baby. Go lakers!
(46) JWILLIAM - A little early for everyone to go crazy over a few losses. Maybe the Lakers need to lose some to remember how nice it is to win. I would rather lose now than at the end of the season. Would be nice to have a 10+ game win streak going into the playoffs. Just sayin is all.
(47) ISSANG - sometimes we expect to win every game; but there is no fun in winning all games in the regular season. we tend to forget that almost half of the team are newbies.i have faith in the LAKERS. i will continue to believe until my last breath.
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Who cares what non-Laker fans say? By the way, Kobe was 16-29 at 55% and the rest were 20-52 at 38%. So exactly who does Kobe pass to? Besides this game was all about "D" or lack there of and rebounds, we lost in both and the game. If I were a Celtic fan, I would be counting those chickens right now, in January. Perhaps like last year, and oh, don't worry about those footsteps behind you in Miami.

Mamaba24,

Right on my brother!

island priest,

Your arguments are ludicrous.

Pau & Bynum played poorly. So did Artest and Fish (not to mention Luke and Blake). If they play this poorly in the playoffs, they will not win another championship.

PERIOD.

I still think they can get their stuff together and pull it off, but this game was certainly a reason for concern. Thursday's game against San Antonio will give them a chance to at least partially redeem themselves, but today the Lakers let Boston punk them.

In a team game, a loss can be partially blamed on all players, so certainly Kobe gets some blame. But he is the LEAST responsible for this loss.

All that being said, I am always open to improving the team. I'm thinking the keepers are Kobe, duh, LO, Drew and Pau. Sure would like to see Chauncey and Melo in P&G.

If Melo told the Thuggets, it's LA or the highway, I'd bet they'd take whatever they could get.

BTW.

To continue discussions from earlier in the week, at least this makes the job of coaches voting for All-Star replacements easier.

Bynum is NOT an All-Star.

Lamar? Still on the bubble.

Pau Gasol? Barely in. He's played some strong games this year, but the last two games, he's been poor.

Preach D(erek) J(eter), Preach!! Hang in there my brother, this aint nothing but a pot-hole!!! WE STILL GOT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really think we need another Kobe-like shadow (Melo) who can get shots other than our bigs inside. Chauncey would give us a Big PG that can shoot the 3 and is at least taller to defend. Blake doesn't appear to be an answer, would like it if he was.

I still think they can get their stuff together and pull it off, but this game was certainly a reason for concern. Thursday's game against San Antonio will give them a chance to at least partially redeem themselves, but today the Lakers let Boston punk them. In a team game, a loss can be partially blamed on all players, so certainly Kobe gets some blame. But he is the LEAST responsible for this loss. Posted by: LongTimeLakerFan | January 30, 2011 at 04:05 PM
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Amen!! Nice Post my brother!!!

All Stars from LA should be, well of course Kobe and I'm thinking Lamar.

I really think we need another Kobe-like shadow (Melo) who can get shots other than our bigs inside. Chauncey would give us a Big PG that can shoot the 3 and is at least taller to defend. Blake doesn't appear to be an answer, would like it if he was. Posted by: D(erek)J(eter) | January 30, 2011 at 04:09 PM
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DJ, although I am of the school that we ride with what got us here...your arguements are starting to sound more and more persuasive my brother!

Mamba24,

I have been a Laker fan since Jerry, Elgin and Gail! Always my team! I am NOT in a panic, but always up for improving the squad.

PS-I was in Panic-mode the last 3 seasons and that turned out pretty well, ha, ha.

Kobe came to play. It didn't seem like anyone else did.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

I have been a Laker fan since Jerry, Elgin and Gail! Always my team! I am NOT in a panic, but always up for improving the squad. PS-I was in Panic-mode the last 3 seasons and that turned out pretty well, ha, ha.
Posted by: D(erek)J(eter) | January 30, 2011 at 04:14 PM
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NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!! Preach DJ, Preach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kobe came to play. It didn't seem like anyone else did.
Posted by: Jon K. | January 30, 2011 at 04:16 PM
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Yes this is true Jon K. and when everyone does decide to play...I pity the fools standing in The Lakers Way....WE STILL GOT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Lakers have really disappointed me today after this loss to the Celtics. I sense the Lakers fear the Celtics. Nobody was really attacking our big men weren’t even effective at all. Gasol is a real softy and I really don’t understand why PJ never likes going tall at least for the last quarter and be a big mismatch for the opponents. (Kobe and Lamar running the Point, Gasol and Bynum and have Matt Barnes when he’s healthy in the line up with them. Artest needs a walker or a hand boost to touch the rim. I say the Lakers trade for Carmelo they have player who don’t even play like: (Character, Joe Smith, Ratlif, Walton, even the first round pick for 2012).

*******************The Lakers played horrible**************************

Let's all remember this is January and Championships are won in June.

Mamba24....Dude PLEASE another LAME BANDWAGON? C'mon man it is what it IS.

Dude and Dudettes...I believe that most of you Lakerholic are starting to face the REALIZATION that the Lake Show made it's last curtain call after the Championship last season. The fact is your BIG's played like LITTLE GIRLS today.
LakerTom..Dude maybe you need to say off the blog for a while, Drew is no FRANCHISE player, NEVER EVER will be. You are an EMBARRASSMENT for beating the DRUMS for so LONG, he's been EXPOSED for what he is....an average good player that's injury prong, nothing MORE.

No need discussing Pau, Ron Ron, Fish, Luke, LO it's just...they have nothing in the TANK, same old story, 3-4 quarter they were MAN HANDLED, and Shaq wasn't on the floor. OUCH!!!

I get no GLORY seeing my 2nd best TEAM ROLL OVER, take it up the REAR. Just hoping that the REF's save them from the more physical and talented C's, KOBE was the only STUD on the FLOOR for the Lakers.

I know that Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles if he was still alive, can see there is no championship in the CARDS for this TEAM.

Well my other team played OUTSTANDING against the young GUNS Thunders, the KING and Wade the new DYNAMIC DUAL. But it'll be Challenge for them to get past the C's.

Wow..another LOOSING Streak, it's become very common around here, just another 1 out of 82. Slowly circling the DRAIN, till the post season and then the MAGICAL SWITCH!!!!

I'm thinking to get Carmelo and probably would have to (and I think, want to) take Chauncey as well. Would have to match up salaries. Probably could give up Artest, Blake, perhaps the 2 rooks and a 1st Round Pick (I think also, either Pau or LO or Drew) to make salaries match. Where's Sasha when you need his $$?

Very interesting Lakers Nation. But fear? FEAR????? The Freakin Lakers Nation that I know don't FEAR any damn body. Every team fears the Lakers, why do you think they celebrate so much when they on that odd occasion win against the Lakers. Now take a deep breath calm down and go immeditaely to your medicine cabinet and down an extra helping of Dr. Fatty's Lakerholic tonic. Say a few God@@@^&*_ and a few WTF and then snap out of it and get ready for the next game. WE STILL GOT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

qesponsuit hating on kobe he is the only one on the team who can
make any shots concistenly. when he pass the ball the other
guy cant make a shot.keep shooting kobe.you have to hold the
coach responsible when a team play this lousy with the talent
on this team,their no leadership,and when luke is the only
player you have to go to you are in big trouble.

Oh Pleeeeze. One game and they win, big deal. We will see them in June and if they think todays' band aid was something, then wait until June! I loved seeing KG in a criss cross band aid! LOL. I wanna see PP, Rondo ((remember his jaw last June?)) and Kendrick Perkins in bandages.

Preach Johnny V, Preach!!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!

DUDE.....And when they Lose to the Spurs than WHAT? THE NEXT game, how about just enjoy the season, they've had their RUN. And it's been a WILD one, the toughest part is acceptance.

NAW, G. Money the toughest part is listening to your B.S!

Geee Money, ((doubting he has any)) our Lakers have been there so many times. We know to be patient and to not take this portion of the season too seriously.

Take a deep breath buddy, your teams' time may come. What are you doing playing in this championship well? Get outta here, and come back when you have a serious claim.

Well, as expected, the Lakers did not show up for this one - again.

Man, we just don't know what we're going to get with this current Laker team. Are their heads into the game? Will they show up for big games? Will they pull another no-show?

I know the real season begins with the playoffs, so no panic yet, but I'm afraid that the current Jekyll-and-Hyde personality of the team will not bode well for the remainder of this season.

I've been watching the Lakers since Wilt, West and Goodrich and I'm a Laker fan for life. The playoffs can't start soon enough. Bring it on.

NAW, G. Money the toughest part is listening to your B.S!

Posted by: mamba24 | January 30, 2011 at 04:42 PM

So funny and so true, Mamba24!!! Welcome back my brother. Congrats on your recent nuptials! It's always pathetic when a troll talks trash and doesn't even have any command of the language...DYNAMIC DUAL??? It's Dynamic DUO, troll!!

Our Lakers got beat down today. I give the Celtics credit for playing a fine game. Time will tell if these Lakers are good enough to threepeat. But, whatever happens, I'll always be proud to be a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers.

LakerTom,

My understanding is that earlier this week you wrote that the Lakers have
not lost two since Bynum was back at the starting C.

http://espn.go.com/nba/standings

says that we have a two game losing streak. So .... can we put to bed the
myth that just because Bynum takes the floor we win?

It actually is about how we play, which is the point I've been trying to make
all along. Sorry if that's been lost in translation.

you also wrote:
As for Kobe’s importance as the team’s unquestioned leader and best player, I understand that you revere Kobe and rarely call him out for the way he plays but you need to understand the team dynamic and matchups against the Celtics in order see that Kobe needs to be a facilitator and not a volume scorer if we are going to beat the Celtics. We need to pound the ball inside and get and keep the bigs involved all game long. What we don’t need is Kobe to try and make up for his inefficient scoring effort in last year’s Game 7 of the NBA Finals. We need a balanced attack with players and ball moving and the Lakers dominating the paint at both ends of the court. I think that is exactly what Kobe is going to deliver today because he knows you win and lose the big games as a team.

my response: We don't seem to be speaking the same language. I'll try again.
You say that Kobe needs to be a facilitator and I'm saying that he can NOT
be a facilitator when the rest of the team is playing like over-cooked
spaghetti. I believe you said the same sort of thing when we had Smush as
PG and Kwame as C. The following season, D-Wade the facilitator, couldn't
do anything with Smush either and the Heat paid him to stay away. FYI,
from that team that Kobe needed to facilitate to: Smush - outta the league,
now in china. Mihm, outta the league. Kwame, riding pine in the wasteland
of detroit. Brian Cook & Devan George were last seen wearing suits looking
at basketball from the end of the bench.

So about that paint domination ... let's ignore the offensive stats/points.
We know that rebounding is about pure hustle, right?

http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=310130013

KG - 13 rebounds - 12 on the defensive end.

Pau + Bynum - 13 rebounds.

Is that what you're calling "dominating the paint on both ends" ?

However, you saw the game. Are you going to blame Kobe for Bynum &
Pau's play?

you wrote: Finally, the two major factors in the Lakers not having a lost two games in a row since Drew went to the starting lineup are Andrew’s interior defense challenging shots

my response: box score says that the Celtics had 43 pts in the paint [ non-
fastbreak] So ... About Bynum's interior defense challenging shots .....
How exactly did that work this game? I saw Big Baby Davis doin' work in
the paint & he seemed to relish punkin' Bynum. I could be wrong though.
Enlighten me.

you lastly wrote: What we can agree upon I am sure is that this is a game in which the Lakers need every player to man up. We can argue chicken or egg until the blog freezes over but bottom line, we need a complete team effort led by Kobe to win.

my response: We didn't get a complete team effort. That Kobe guy ... He
gave it his all. I don't believe that anyone will say that about our bigs.
Except for KobeMVP888.

I take that back. He'll say that it's the practice season and it doesn't
matter.

MAMBA24 Put me on the bandwagon brother!

Our vaunted bigs are playing small and soft! Anybody with even one 7 footer has a decent chance at beating Kobe and the 11 stiffs. We have seen it two games in a row! I would take Marc over Pau right now. I hope MK is seeing that we have gotten all we are gonna get out of Pau and get as much as he can right now for him! Need a big that will bang and RUN the floor! Heck, I would take Shaq even at 38 who can still BANG at least!


Another disgraceful waste of a Kobe standout performance! I...P... you are no basketball wizard or even know S__T about it. Even the ABC announcer MJ was with Kobe's taking over, when he said he had to take over after the whimpy showing by the bigs!

BLOG CRUE
Truly disappointed in the effort shown by the Lake Show, except KB24. I know some say he shot too much but I think he did what he had to because the rest of the team didn't have it today or against Sacto. The announcers showed how lazy some of our purple & gold looked on getting back to play defense. It's true. Don't trot when you can run. Hustle, hustle, hustle! Don't leave Allen open for 3s and want it more than Robinson. The guy is like 5'8" and looking like an all star against our team.

Colorado still loves our World Champion Lakers! Good night.

Another disgraceful waste of a Kobe standout performance! I...P... you are no basketball wizard or even know S__T about it. Even the ABC announcer MJ was with Kobe's taking over, when he said he had to take over after the whimpy showing by the bigs! Posted by: NuggetsCountry | January 30, 2011 at 05:39 PM
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NOW THAT'S WTF I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!
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I’M ON BOARD UNTIL THE TRAIN COMES OFF THE TRACKS…AND THE ONLY TRACKS THAT
COUNT ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS – BANDWAGON
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http://tinyurl.com/262gvke - Kobe Bryant - The Worlds Greatest
http://tinyurl.com/ybowh6l _ Kobe Bryant - Greatness Personified
http://tinyurl.com/2dh8ekd_ Kobe Bryant - SIMPLY THE BEST
http://tinyurl.com/24gl97s _ Kobe Bryant - HATE ME!!!!
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(01) CORNER-J – OWNER - So here's the deal. We true Laker fans are sticking by this team and this coach...no matter what. Maybe their time is indeed over...but maybe it isn't. And you better pray that you're right. Because if our STILL WORLD CHAMPION LOS ANGELES LAKERS do get it together, there is going to be some serious payback happening...both in the playoffs, and on this blog. . I'm on board until the train comes off the tracks...and the only tracks that count are in the playoffs. Carry on, my friends.
(02) JOE CORAD – CO/OWNER - To all the Lakers fans and the Laker haters. until they lose 4 games in the playoffs in any series; The Lakers are the team to beat despite their record. Every other team just wants to catch up. So trolls do enjoy, because surely when the Lakers start winning you all disappear.
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(48) CHUCK23 - Put me on the bandwagon brother!

Our Lakers got beat down today. I give the Celtics credit for playing a fine game. Time will tell if these Lakers are good enough to threepeat. But, whatever happens, I'll always be proud to be a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers. Posted by: bronxlakerfan | January 30, 2011 at 05:03 PM
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Spoken like a true Lakerholic!!! Kudos my brother!!!!!

Oh and Bronxlakerfan, thanks for the congrats! Carry On!

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I’M ON BOARD UNTIL THE TRAIN COMES OFF THE TRACKS…AND THE ONLY TRACKS THAT
COUNT ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS – BANDWAGON
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(01) CORNER-J – OWNER - So here's the deal. We true Laker fans are sticking by this team and this coach...no matter what. Maybe their time is indeed over...but maybe it isn't. And you better pray that you're right. Because if our STILL WORLD CHAMPION LOS ANGELES LAKERS do get it together, there is going to be some serious payback happening...both in the playoffs, and on this blog. . I'm on board until the train comes off the tracks...and the only tracks that count are in the playoffs. Carry on, my friends.

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(48) CHUCK23 - Put me on the bandwagon brother!
(49) ALEKSAM - Despite some truly tepid play, I still think my boys can hang with the best of em in a 7 game series.

So let me get this straight. The lakers never have to win a marque matchup because by june we will 3 peat. It's automatic. Wow, So Gasol who is playing soft right now will become iron man. LO will grow a pair. Fisher will learn to hit a layup. Artest will contribute on defensive/offensive end. Kobe will rack up some assists instead of going 1 on 5. Phil will start to coach. Ok I believe you.

>>>So let me get this straight. The lakers never have to win a marque matchup
>>>because

Regular Season does not equal finals.

Two seasons ago, Orlando swept the Lakers during the regular season, but went down like a house of cards in the finals.

Last year, Cleveland THUMPED the Lakers during the regular season, but weren't even good enough to MAKE the finals.

Yes, it's disheartening and a bit concerning that they aren't playing at the same level as teams like Boston and San Antonio right now. But that doesn't definitely mean they won't beat them in May and June. There is some work to do.

Remember - this was a 4 point game with about 5 minutes to go. The Lakers need to get back to the level of defense they played last post season. Giving up 60% shooting will generally lose games every time. But we know the Lakers are capable of playing much better defense, because they showed it in last year's finals.

Look. If you think that the KEY to the Lakers winning the finals last season was the defense of Farmar and Vujacic, then the Lakers are in trouble. But if you believe Blake and Barnes are adequate substitutes for them, then with some work, the team can get back to playing the style of ball that won them the last two championships.


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