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Lakers question late-game ejections in 99-92 loss to Clippers

In what perfectly epitomized the Lakers' frustration, the Clippers' intensity and the game's overall chippiness, the Lakers' 99-92 loss to the Clippers on Sunday at Staples Center concluded with a string of ejections that left the Lakers fuming.

With 5.7 seconds left in the game and Randy Foye shooting the second of two free throws, the Clippers' Blake Griffin positioned himself rather physically in front of Lakers forward Lamar Odom to get the rebound. In return, Odom tugged on Griffin's jersey and continued to do so after Foye made the free throw, giving the Clippers a 99-90 lead. After Odom jawed at Griffin, the Clippers forward put his hands up to indicate that he didn't want the altercation to escalate.

That didn't stop Clippers guard Baron Davis from running cross-court, however. He entered the fray to separate Odom from Griffin, pushing Odom slightly away from his teammates. Odom then put his hands on Davis' arm, prompting Lakers forward Ron Artest to pull Odom away.

The sequence resulted in the ejections of Odom, Artest, Griffin and Davis, rulings by the referees that Lakers Coach Phil Jackson strongly questioned after the game.

"I don't know how they make their decisions -- whimsically, I think," Jackson said. "I can see Lamar and Griffin or whatever. But Ron -- that was ridiculous whyever Ron was out."

Moments later in the locker room, Odom acknowledged that his jersey tug was inappropriate, but he questioned why Griffin was being so physical with the result of the game all but official and why Davis felt it was necessary to intervene. Odom contended that a fight would not have broken out.

"The problem started with me and Blake Griffin," Odom said. "Maybe I overreacted. But I feel like if you're up nine with the free throws going through and then ram me in the back at that point? Any other time, I get it. You play hard and strong, whatever. But to ram me in the back when you're up nine, I just don't get it. I'm going to have to react.

"It's that play," Odom continued. "You're up nine, you got it. I'm not saying you got to stop playing hard. But if you ram me in my back, you're going to get a reaction out of it. There's nothing we could do. We got to take it out, call time out. Without the ram, if we get it and dribble up, we can't score nine points in five seconds. The game is pretty much over. If you're going to ram me in my back, you're going to get a reaction. I don't feel like anybody should've gotten ejected. Nobody did nothing and threw a punch."

Jackson offered a similar view about what prompted Odom to tug on Griffin's jersey and yell at him.

"He was just running up the guy's back," Jackson said of Griffin. "The guys get eventually tired of it. Piling on top of him and he just said, 'Hey, you know, stop it.' " But when asked whether Odom's reaction was appropriate and justified, Jackson simply said, "Ask Lamar. Don't ask me."

The reaction to Artest's ejection was another story. After the Lakers' 109-87 victory over the New York Knicks on Jan. 9, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant argued that officials have a bias against Artest, though Artest avoided an ejection in that game despite putting a hand on Shawne Williams' throat and clotheslining Amare Stoudemire, with the latter action earning Artest a flagrant foul 1.

"Ron is tough," Bryant said at the time. "It's just a fine line with him because you don't know where he stands with the officiating. It's tough for him to be physical. A play that Steve Blake makes, a physical play that Ron Artest makes might get him ejected or suspended. He walks a very fine line in this league."

When a reporter revisited those comments Sunday and asked whether Jackson agreed with Bryant's assessment in general terms, Jackson said, "No doubt about it."

Despite replays showing Artest with a confused and surprised reaction to the ejection, he said multiple times that he didn't remember the incident.

"I don't remember that," Artest said. "I don't remember that. I don't remember what happened."

What was his perspective on what led to the ejection?

"I don't have perspective."

But is it fair to say he appeared surprised and confused by it?

"I don't really know."

What about the incident itself?

"I don't really remember what happened, honestly. I don't even know."

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"I like what Baron, the captain, did." -Clippers announcer.

Really? If Baron didn't run over there, all of that would NOT have happened, and no one would have been ejected. STUPID CLIPS ANNOUNCER. Get outa here Baron.

This is the problem our Lakers are having. We're facing opponents who are hungry and play every second of the game, no matter if they are winning or losing. And then we have Lamar's attitude, which is whining because an opponent is playing hard, That's crazy. Instead of doing something stupid like grab a guy's jersey and throwing him out of bounds, which just looks like he's upset at being dominated by the opponent and losing the game, Lamar should have gotten aggressive DURING the game. And I don't mean pulling some guy's jersey, I'm talking about aggressive play, taking the ball to the basket, playing hard defense, not letting the opponent score. Playing to win basically. That's what was missing from our Lakers today. We simply didn't have the fire that the Clippers did.

@Rast What Rast was really trying to say is:

"I like what Baron, the captain, did." -Clippers announcer.

Exactly! If Lamar didn't run over there, all of that would NOT have happened, and no one would have been ejected. BRILLIANT CLIPS ANNOUNCER. Get outa here Lamar.

GO LAKERZ!!!

"Odom acknowledged that his jersey tug was inappropriate, but he questioned why Griffin was being so physical with the result of the game all but official..."

Griffin was physical because there was still time on the clock and as long as time is still on the clock, you PLAY the game. That's the problem with some of the members on this team: It's not ENTERTAINMENT, it's a sport and you play to win until the contest is over!!!

A pathetic loss by the team but completely not surprising. 2-14 from the 3 point line and 8 of them between Kobe and Fisher. Shannon has become a little too confident in his shot and as a result has become "trigger happy." I'm afraid tomorrow will not be much better and if they're not careful, they can well be on their way to another losing streak because the next four games are against contenders, not the sub .500 teams that have given the Lakers fits and apparently temper tantrums!

Fisher was on the court for thirty frigging minutes today. He did ' NOTHING "! DID ANY OF YOU WATCH THE GAME !!! He is like a slow little man trying to keep up with athletes and looking more pathetic every game.

Here's the thing...

I watched the game and the Lakers MAULED Blake Griffin all game. I saw The Griffin get hit in the face at least six times and only get one foul out of it. Blake was generally cool about it until Lamar grabbed him at the end and then Baron Davis went in to make a statement... because Blake had been mauled all game and he was attempting to make a statement of leadership and stepping up for one's teammates.

Did Baron Davis over-react? Absolutely.

Should Ron Artest (and Blake Griffin) have been objected? No. Not at all.

However, if you look at the greater arc of the game the last few seconds make more sense.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

You play the game to the finish! That's the problem with the lakers. They coast too much. They will be lucky to get to the semi-finals. Kobe shoots too damn much! It's looks like a long summer for the lakers. They got to get some new blood. Need a quick point guard. What about the kid at New jersey, Harris.

Rafael

S Perkins & Jon K - Stop the personal attacks now

@frmkt -Griffin was grand standing plain and simple.Clippers won today because they played harder then The Lakers. unlike you ,I have confidence the team can put this loss behind them and move on..

Thank you, Blake Griffin. You are the MAN!!! Lamar Odom is SOFT, always has been.

If Baron didn't do what he did, not of this would have happened? Hey RAST, ur an idiot. If Odom didn't pull on Griffin's jersey like a girl then nothing would have happened.

Lakers players are nothing but a bunch of whiny cry baby's when things don't go their way. I'm happy the Griffin and the Clips punked those sissy's around. What a great afternoon it was.

@Tony Understandably today's loss was tough. But the Lakers should take cue from our opponents who play with this kind of intensity. Watch a few more Clipper games and you'll Blake Griffin is a player that doesn't back down, plays every possession like it was the last of the game with the score tied, and never takes a game off. Call it grandstanding if you like, but I just wish our guys would "grandstand" a little more if it meant winning more games that we are suppose to win and ones that no one thinks we should.

GO LAKERZ!!!

@Tony:
I'm no less a Laker fan this evening than I was this afternoon but Griffin was PLAYING hard and not grand standing. Please do not confuse the two and having the ability to put a loss behind you and moving on has nothing to do with the reality of the schedule coupled with the caliber of play that the team has put forth on the court. I've been rooting for this winning streak and expressed concern about today's game leading up to the remainder of the schedule that has the team playing against Boston on the 30th. Personally, my confidence in this team goes beyond this month's schedule. I have see them playing better in the second half and they will be in the Finals but when you see the team "stinking" up the gym for various reasons, you don't become less of a Laker fan by pointing it out.

i heard that there's a new realty tv show, "punky odom"...you play until you hear the horn.

Funny but since former GM Elgin Baylor got launched the product 'seems' to be better. In fairness I'm not sure how much money the tightwad Sterling gave Baylor to sign draft picks.

But you know what is good is seeing and reading about the 'star' Bryant with a first name that is Kobe 'kick my behind forever in middle school with a first name like that ' Bryant.

The sole first name that trumps that putz united is the even more stellar 'Kiki' Vanderweigh - 'Kee Kee?' Then again what's a brewin (u clowns lost again) to do? Drag out that moron Don McClean who 'beer, baseball and barbecue' as was noted 'this is a 'guest'?

Oh if only St. John woodie were here...why?...if only...the putz united...the shrine for him sans corpse at ucla and then for 'Kobe' since this clown (kobe) has never read a book...kobe the talking mule...kobe.....ahhhhhhh

'ki ki' vs. kobe - have to admit 'ki ki' takes it in a walk but 'kobe' is pretty close.

How's the peeping goin' for the fakers?

@frmkt Griffin was grand standing. call it what you want.. the game was essentially over as Lamar stated.. but whatever; I'm sure Lamar and the team will deal with The Clippers 2/25...
as previously stated I have confidence in the teams ability to move forward, and believe they will be successful in their upcoming games. further it's January, and I find myself not overly concerned with the Lakers ability to raise their level of play when it truly matters. I've seen far to many teams and players have great regular seasons, and then go away in the post season.

The Clips made all the big plays down the stretch and deserved to win. Good ball movement, 3pt shooting and scrappy defense. The Lakers thought they were cruising to another victory until 3pt barrage and Blake power moves.


Let the Laker haters enjoy this loss. They’ll probably get to enjoy 10-12 more losses in the regular season. Besides some of the criticism they throw at the Lakers is well deserved. The Lakers have a lot of room for improvement and they’ll need to with their tough second half schedule. I’m confident they’ll make the necessary adjustments and get to the finish line just fine.

@lakerz4life24 Clippers are 14-25, so you will excuse me if I'm not impressed.. you make it sound like Griffin and The Clippers did something more then win a regular season game by 7 points..

Thank you, Blake Griffin. You are the MAN!!! Lamar Odom is SOFT, always has been.

Posted by: Alex P. Gomez | January 16, 2011 at 07:08 PM

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2 NBA Championships and a FIBA Gold Medal. Lamar Odum is a winner. What has Blake Griffin done of note???

Lakerholics and anyone else,

Mark Medina runs this blog, which is here for your enjoyment and entertainment. Please keep the comments on point and not of a personal nature.

@LRob, nice to have you weigh in with some perspective. These next five weeks are going to be a thrill ride in the Western Conference, as witnessed by the Spurs-Nuggets game tonight.

Again, we're all NBA fans. All opinions are welcome, but please watch how you frame the context when going back and forth with one another. Thanks

Dan Loumena
Assistant Sports Editor
Los Angeles Times

Wow, wasn't Blake Griffin that beat us (though he did come back strong after he was stifled in the first half to three quarters), it was the fact the Clips kept to their offense with good ball movement, Eric Gordon was on fire (and no one guarded him at the 3), Pau has been lacking in energy awhile, and except for a few plays, played nonaggression and flat-footed, and Kobe seemed the only one who 100% came to play with energy. Oh, and our PG's couldn't hit the broadside of battleship.

In the fourth quarter we stopped executing the O first (only 12 assists?!), then stopped executing the D as well. A lot of bad calls by the refs, but THAT HAPPENS. Still not sure why Ron got thrown out.

And MM - DFish stealing someone's gf is an affront? I mean, everyone knows DFish is happily married....

And Dan the Man is heard from with a dose of common sense. Still, you know you're really here to gloat that Portland's now above .500 and actually 8th in the West. Be honest....

@lakerz4life24 Clippers are 14-25, so you will excuse me if I'm not impressed.. you make it sound like Griffin and The Clippers did something more then win a regular season game by 7 points..

Posted by: Tony | January 16, 2011 at 07:51 PM

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What does this have to do with whether Blake Griffin was "grand standing" or actually playing hard to the end and getting the win? Our Lakers being the champs should be the ones playing with this kind of intensity and winning these kind of games.

I never understood why Laker fans would say the regular season doesn't matter until I realized many aren't serious fans at all but just bandwagon jumpers that don't take interest in the team until the playoffs. Most Laker fans on this blog understand basketball and know how important home court advantage is.

Not calling anyone out, but "it's just the regular season" has become a tired excuse and one that might bite us in the behind later on.

GO LAKERZ!!!

No one should have been ejected. It was a massive overreaction by the refs and was probably due to the fact that the game was basically over.

Blaming Baron Davis for all of it is ridiculous though. If Lamar Odom is cooking an opponent and took a cheap shot late in the game by a player that couldn't handle it, would we really be blaming a Laker player running in to defend him? Of course not. Lamar was the only one at fault here and should have received a technical or flagrant. Baron deserved a technical for reacting and shoving Lamar, and Griffin and Artest shouldn't have been punished at all.

This is all Baron's fault. Too bad Artest got tossed. He did nothing, just tried to separate Odom and Blake.

If Baron had not come in the picture, this would have ended only in a double tech and no ejections. Baron will not be missed by Clippers, Artest will be missed by the Lakers.

Baron deserves a suspension and then a trade out of LA.

"This is all Baron's fault. Too bad Artest got tossed. He did nothing, just tried to separate Odom and Blake.

If Baron had not come in the picture, this would have ended only in a double tech and no ejections. Baron will not be missed by Clippers, Artest will be missed by the Lakers.

Baron deserves a suspension and then a trade out of LA.

Posted by: True Sport | January 16, 2011 at 08:33 PM "

What are you giving Blake Griffin a technical for? Playing hard?

What does this have to do with whether Blake Griffin was "grand standing" or actually playing hard to the end and getting the win? Our Lakers being the champs should be the ones playing with this kind of intensity and winning these kind of games.

I never understood why Laker fans would say the regular season doesn't matter until I realized many aren't serious fans at all but just bandwagon jumpers that don't take interest in the team until the playoffs. Most Laker fans on this blog understand basketball and know how important home court advantage is.

Not calling anyone out, but "it's just the regular season" has become a tired excuse and one that might bite us in the behind later on.

GO LAKERZ!!!

Posted by: lakerz4life24 | January 16, 2011 at 08:24 PM

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not sure what most of this has to do with what I actually wrote. BTW I don't want the Lakers playing with the intensity of a 14-25 team.

"What does this have to do with whether Blake Griffin was "grand standing" or actually playing hard to the end and getting the win? Our Lakers being the champs should be the ones playing with this kind of intensity and winning these kind of games.

I never understood why Laker fans would say the regular season doesn't matter until I realized many aren't serious fans at all but just bandwagon jumpers that don't take interest in the team until the playoffs. Most Laker fans on this blog understand basketball and know how important home court advantage is.

Not calling anyone out, but "it's just the regular season" has become a tired excuse and one that might bite us in the behind later on.

GO LAKERZ!!!

Posted by: lakerz4life24 | January 16, 2011 at 08:24 PM "

Good point. I can't say I understand the fans that don't want to see the Lakers play well and win every game, but to each their own.

The Lakers got beat by a weaker team that played harder and just wanted it more. Gee, I've never heard that one before....

Dan Loumena,

I'm a bit boy. I can take the personal attacks. I've been attacked more than any other blogger since this blog began (and I was there then!)

I'm intrigued by "bloggers" (trolls) who do nothing but throw out histrionic insults to players and other bloggers, but when challenged or made fun of, they scream victim. It's pathetic, in my book, and sign of having psychological issues.

Anyhow, Blake Griffin is the next NBA phenomenon. It is my hope that he comes to love living in Los Angeles, but tires of the endless tyranny of owner Donald Sterling and eventually decides to jump ship and become a Los Angeles Laker.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

until pj get his head out of his,.;;;., the lakers are going
to continue to loose he need to take fish of the starting
team.and pau need to quit playing like a cream puff.he is
to soft.lol need to quit complaining and play ball.i agree
with kobe the whole team got punked.
but the buck stop with the coach he has done a lousy
job prepairing the team to play the whole game and quit
whinning about the officiating.dont blame fish you have to
blame the coach for letting him start.it all about coaching
and utilizing the right players.

Laker Kev,

What really makes you think that telling me how to think or what actions I "need" to take is going to cause me to change my behavior? I mean, "Really? Really?"

I do not respond well to control freak language.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

"Anyhow, Blake Griffin is the next NBA phenomenon. It is my hope that he comes to love living in Los Angeles, but tires of the endless tyranny of owner Donald Sterling and eventually decides to jump ship and become a Los Angeles Laker.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Posted by: Jon K. | January 16, 2011 at 08:45 PM "

Haha, taking shots at him all game is probably not the best way to have him take a liking to the Lakers. This is starting to get a real rivalry feel to it.

"I never understood why Laker fans would say the regular season doesn't matter " did someone actually say this among the posts here???

The Lakers lost because:

1) The Clippers are used to 12noon games on Sunday. The Lakers are not.

2) The Lakers didn't take the Clippers seriously.

3) The Clippers out-hustled the Lakers.

4) Blake Griffin is a beast and Eric Gordon is a mentally tough player who can make big shots when they're needed. The Clippers haven't had that in the past.

5) The Lakers didn't get the ball inside enough.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

Bay To LA,

"Haha, taking shots at him all game is probably not the best way to have him take a liking to the Lakers. This is starting to get a real rivalry feel to it."

Agreed.

As a friend texted to me during the game regarding how physical the Lakers were playing Blake Griffin, "Yeah, keep trying to make him mad. Let's see how that works out for ya."

Obviously not well.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

LRob - Well stated and succinct. Strange game.

Not calling anyone out, but "it's just the regular season" has become a tired excuse and one that might bite us in the behind later on.
GO LAKERZ!!!
Posted by: lakerz4life24 | January 16, 2011 at 08:24 PM

Dude...Here someone that knows what their talking about, Every single game counts. If they didn't, why sell tickets. Let everyone into the PRACTICE SEASON for Free, and flip a coin for home come advantage.

You Lakerholics need to get outta of this it's only regular season $hit, it's only matter when you WIN.

Kobe mention the Lakers were PUNKED, well count himself. Not just today, but to many other games. Pau need to grow some STONES, dog days of a long season, and were only half way.

""I never understood why Laker fans would say the regular season doesn't matter " did someone actually say this among the posts here???

Posted by: Tony | January 16, 2011 at 08:50 PM "

There are several regulars on here that say it all the time.

Way too much chatter tonight about the Griffin-Odom non-brawl. Big deal. Two guys start jawing and shoving at the end of a tough match...film at 11? Ditto on the usual herd of trolls coming here after a Laker loss to get their kicks by trash talking our regulars. Jon K, you should know better. These bozos do it precisely to get a reaction from us.

The game was hard fought and the Clippers definitely deserved the win. Their intensity, great ball movement, and clutch perimeter shooting at the end were the difference. Our perimeter shooting has been an Achilles heel for the Lakers for a long time, and this game it was abysmal, something like 2-20. No way you can win shooting that bad. The Lakers also went back to bad habits once they surged ahead by 12 in the 3rd, relaxing, making bad passes, and flinging up shots too fast.

They had actually found the key to beating the Clippers (FEED EFFING BYNUM!!!), and the Clips had absolutely no answer for him, with Jordan and Griffin both getting more exasperated with every stuff block Bynum demo-ed for their enjoyment. I have absolutely no idea why the Lakers went away from that winning strategy. I doubt Phil will allow the team to make the same mistake next time. But then again...it's not the playoffs yet, so who knows, maybe he will.

In any event, enjoy it Clipper fans. Your boys deserved it. But I wouldn't bet the farm on it next time.

their are 82 games in the regular season. it ridiculous to panic every time The Lakers drop a game, as many on this board tend to do. Yes, the regular season matters, but clearly its not the end of the world if you drop games along the way. I've seen to many teams have great regular seasons, and then "crash and burn" in the post season. so NO, I'm not worried The Lakers are 30 - 12 in the middle of January.

I'm deleting all the comments in this thread that are personal attacks. Let's keep the conversation at a civil level

Darn you Clippers. See you in the playoffs.

Oh wait, no we won't.

@lakerz4life and Jmardo,

I am not saying what Odom did was ok. I am saying the announcer is an idiot for saying that what Baron did was good. The announcer failed to realize that Baron just made the situation worse. Suck on that. HAHA

funny, Clipper's fans celebrate when they win a game.
We do celebrate when we win championships!!!
enough said

I'm sure if someone took a cheap shot on Kobe someone would step in to stand up for him so all the comments related to Baron, understand he's doing what a true team player would, protecting his teammate when he felt like he was in trouble. If you watch the replay, it looked as if Odom is going back towards Griffin and I think Baron realized this and stepped in. He does deserve a technical (Baron), but he stepped in for his teammate. I don't support his extracurricular activity (slight push), but I do not want to leave him out for all the vultures on this board to eat at him. Actually, that's exactly what Artest did, run to the aid of his teammate from the 3pt line. Of course, I do feel that he (Artest) did nothing more than try to break up the scuffle and did not deserve a T. I also feel the same for Griffin.

In any case, grabbing someone by the jersey and pushing them is not the same as an aggressive box out, it's just plain dirty and has no place in the NBA. Anyone who justifies his actions is guilty of promoting this type of actions to our younger generations as well! I was surprised that on Sports Central that they pretty much argued that Odom's actions could be justified. I was also surprised to hear Lamar Odom say that Griffin RAMMED him in the back, so he was gonna get a reaction. When I watch the replay, I don't see to see what he felt happened to him. Regardless, it doesn't deserve something like that and he, as I mentioned, is supporting the idea that if someone does something to you, you have the right to do something back. It's exactly why our society is the way it is. If someone wrongs you, you fight back, you sue them, or you get even, rather than finding a way to state your case and then move on.

We'll see how the Laker pull through their January/February stretch as they'll have to pick up wins against +.500 teams if they hope to keep their spot in the West. Thirteen of their next 19 games will be against +.500 teams and as of now, the only teams that they beat that are currently over .500 are Portland, Chicago, New Orleans, and New York versus the Clippers who have beaten San Antonio, Miami, New Orleans, OKC, Chicago, Denver, and ... oh, yeah, the Lakers. The Lakers will be able to show where they really stand. I know, we (Clippers) need to pick it up, but being only six games out of a playoff spot, you better hope that we don't make it in this year.

For now, Laker fans should worry about your own team rather than always trying to bring down other teams and make excuses when you lose. At least Clipper fans stick by their team through thick and thin. Well at least the true ones and not the ones who converted in 2006 briefly before abandoning ship the following year.

Regardless of past, present, future, etc., the city series is now 1-1. Besides, I think having a competitive city series is more exciting anyway. Let's go our separate ways now and on February 25, we'll see how we handled the toughest part of the schedule and we can meet again for the lead in the city series. Hopefully without any ejections.

@Clippers Since '81 Well said.

LET'S GO LAKERZ!!!

coach pj when u retire pls bring fisher and luke with you so that we can get new and young player...i guess we can pass 1st round play but out in second round with fsher starting...

@Clippers Since '81 --The Clippers are 14-25 team, and will be lucky to make to the playoffs thanks to in part to their poor play at the beginning of the season.. They beat the Lakers by 7 points in a regular season game, and the season series is tied 1-1-.The Lakers are the best team in LA, and this last game does nothing to change that. as a point of information know one is abandoning The Lakers for the most part. Expressing ones discontent with your teams performance is not abandoning your team, and having a healthily abhorrence for other teams is not “trying to bring down other teams”. The Clippers and their fans have every reason to be happy for their team, but let’s not get deluded into making a win something more than it is. .

This tony guy on here is just ridiculously (fill in the blank). Diminishing Blake Griffin and his abilities and accomplishments in his rookie season and using a FIBA gold medal and 2 TEAM championships as a reason Odom is apparently superior to Griffin. LOL Spoke like a true Laker homer. Using TEAM rings and accomplishments to discuss who was right or wrong in a scuffle and who is beter. Tony, care to educate us all on why you think Adam Morrison is better than Drexler or why Fisher is better than John Stockton? LOL.

Here is my beef with a lot of Laker "fans." When LA wins, we hear how unbeatable and amazing they are. When they lose, we hear about how its only the regular season and LA wasn't trying. How about Laker fans acknowledge there are other talented players and teams in the league and give credit to other teams? Give credit where credit is due. Griffin and eric gordon are good players who took it to your team. Suck it up. all these idiots wanna somehow back up Odom, some overrated player at 6'10,'' criticize griffin for a somehow cheap play, yet continue to support Kobe (a guy who has thrown his share of cheap dirty elbows in his career). Keep being hyporitical los angeles. I've grown up in LA my entire life. I know the true laker fans from the blind homers.

This Tony is presenting the facts, and facts don’t lie...” Tony, care to educate us all on why you think Adam Morrison is better than Drexler or why Fisher is better than John Stockton?”LOL what??? The red herring rationale won’t work. If you’re going to debate something; then stick to the facts not vague arguments which are off topic.
Until Blake Griffin does something more substantial, than make the nightly ESPN highlights; then yes he is inferior to Lamar Odum IMO. Deal with IT!!

Here is my beef with a lot of Laker "fans." When LA wins, we hear how unbeatable and amazing they are. When they lose, we hear about how its only the regular season and LA wasn't trying. How about Laker fans acknowledge there are other talented players and teams in the league and give credit to other teams? Give credit where credit is due. Griffin and eric gordon are good players who took it to your team. Suck it up. all these idiots wanna somehow back up Odom, some overrated player at 6'10,'' criticize griffin for a somehow cheap play, yet continue to support Kobe (a guy who has thrown his share of cheap dirty elbows in his career). Keep being hyporitical los angeles. I've grown up in LA my entire life. I know the true laker fans from the blind homers.
Posted by: Daniel M. | January 17, 2011 at 07:59 AM
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Actually; if you visit this blog often which you apparently don’t judging by your comments. You would see Laker Fans come here after each game to discuss the game win or lose. I’m not sure what quantifies one as a “True Laker Fan”..?? LOL Laker Fans have varying opinions of where the team is right now, and they come here to share those opinions. A majority of the comments here; where quite complementary of The Clippers. However; for example if someone is going to say Blake Griffin is a better player than Lamar Odum; then conversely you can expect Lakers fans to respond. Laker Fans can “suck up loses”, but we are not going to stand by and have people come over to a “La Lakers Blog”, and attack our team and/or players without responding. Is there a “LA Clippers Blog”?? Just curious...

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