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Perhaps Kobe’s, Lamar’s and a few other Lakers’ performances would improve if they abandoned those hologram Power Bracelets worn during games (sometimes they wear one on each wrist) and relied mainly on fundamentals of physical conditioning, basketball skills, strategy and speed along with logic and provable facts. Some might feel the bracelets are harmless, but scam products like this give a false sense of security for those searching for a quick fix. The bracelet creators claim it is “designed to work with your body's natural energy field” and is “a favorite among elite athletes for whom balance, strength and flexibility are important”. Even Shaq endorses the product and says “it works”. However, the bracelet was debunked by exercise physiologists at University of Wisconsin La Crosse. UW researchers tested 12 men and 9 women (20 of them UW athletes) and found the $30 hologram “Power Bracelet offers no performance benefit when compared to the $0.30 placebo bracelet.” While the bracelet might serve as a mental crutch, NBA Rules don’t provide for awarding points due to psychological BS. I doubt that Kareem, Wilt, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan or Larry Bird would have worn equivalent bogus wrist bands during games they played.


Can you name 3 famous (actually one more infamous than famous) players that wore number 27 in the NBA?

Current players currently wearing #27 in the NBA:

Jordan Hill - Rockets
Zaza Pachulia - Hawks
Johan Petro - Nets

Notable Players that wore #27

KC Jones - Celtics
Joe Caldwell - Hawks (when I lived in St. Louis)
Tony Dumas - Suns, Cavaliers
Danny Fortson - Celtics
Luther Green - Knicks
Elmore Spencer - Clippers, Nuggets, Blazers, Sonics

Sorry, Kobe, but if I was a Nuggets fan, I'd boo Carmelo too.

Posted by: Jon K. | January 21, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Never miss a chance too take a jab at Kobe.

Weren't you one of those bloggers who CRITICIZED the Staples Lakers fans who booed Kwame and Kobe a few years ago?

The archive is there. Refresh your own memory!

So do we get the split tonight or not?

Posted by: KobeMVP888 | January 21, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Who cares?
It's only a practice game in the practice season.

Caldwell Jones
K.C. Jones (one season)
Joe "Pogo Joe" Caldwell (Infamous ABA, but wore it in NBA)

Those were the 3 I was looking for...

@63 Footer – Since you’re talking Falco and the police…then we can’t forget about David Stern….aka Der Kommissar

@mclyne – Billy Ocean’s bday…well I hope the Lakers get tough. (My first selection dropped earlier was Dave Matthews – Stay or Leave for Melo’s situation).

@Magia32 – Marshall Mathers in the building!

@sean – Redman with a lil assist from Cyress Hill and Zapp. Lakers better be ready to rumble.

@27 - Now that you got another chance....don't do nothing to get banned the "Second Time Around".

"So do we get the split tonight or not?

Posted by: KobeMVP888 | January 21, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Who cares?
It's only a practice game in the practice season.

Posted by: Magia32 | January 21, 2011 at 12:06 PM "


New PJ strategy, cruise thru the regular season, reduce even more minutes for starters. Play the bench heavy minutes and just make it to the playoffs as a 5th, sixth, or seventh seed,

Regular season record does not matter,

Ratchit it up during the playoffs,



Regarding those bracelets, I don't think players look at them as some sort of performance enhancers at all. My thought is that it is more a fashion statement than anything. Much like how some players took to wearing leggings a few years ago, before King David banned them. I wish he would ban those bracelets as well. Worn too loosely, those things are an injury waiting to happen. I'm surprised that some player hasn't gotten his fingers tangled up and mangled with one of those bracelets. I know how strong that rubber is. I own one that my son gave me. doesn't make me feel any different when I wear it.

Lamar is a paid spokesman for the company that makes those bracelets. Not the first time that an athlete has endorsed a product under false colors. Money talks.



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