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Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Derek Fisher discuss Lakers' 109-96 loss to Boston Celtics

Lakers Coach Phil Jackson

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant

Lakers forward Ron Artest

Lakers forward Pau Gasol

Lakers forward Lamar Odom

Lakers guard Derek Fisher

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Ummm..I just watched the game.

You have to play tough ball to beat the better teams...Period.

During the off season we signed Steve Blake..Can he Play?..YES.

Can he defend a can of tomatoes?...NO

The other thing that stood out was the Joe Smith trade..Sasha had to go but 5mill from his contract could and should have returned a better player..

Time for the bigs to wake up...That includes Bynum who got played by a rookie.......WAKE UP.

Even if the Lakers win the NBA Championship this year. The regular season has been horrible. The Lakers have next to zero significant wins this year. And Artest and Fisher have been terrible on offense and defense. It is hard to imagine that with starting players as bad as Fisher and Artest the Lakers would be considered Championship contenders. The rest of the Lakers have quite a handicap to make up for these two stiffs !!!!

J West,

You better be Jerry Fricken West to use that title. He is one of the Greatest players ever and a core of everything that it means to be a Laker.

If you are NOT actually Jerry West I suggest you use at different moniker lest I meet you in a dark alley.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!!

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Can you blame a team for not playing inspired ball,
when the adulterer is holding the ball, waving people off?
You were IN most of the game!

40 points. Z E R O Assists. Nuff said.

Besides, the grapes are sour anyway.

It's a loss, so it doesn't count.

Jon,

I like Andrew too...he's world class...just like all mid-rung centers in the NBA.
As to your comment about the Cuz...watch him perform Tuesday night
and you'll get some clarity
(He'll be matched against the package checker).

Go Kings! Bring dignity back to the west!
Go San Franciso Giants!
Go Aaron Rogers (Another great Nocal product)!

Sonnybelfast

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I've been telling you to prepare yourselves for months.

Even now, it will be easier for you if you take my advice.

Early on, the league did its best to keep the Lakers in the hunt...
perhaps thinking that early success would do the trick.
And you were successful...
able to pad your record enough to get you into the playoffs...
(probably anyway....for all the good it will do...
though the jury is still out even on that point).

But, there is no way around it...fool's gold is fool's gold.

Of course,
the only games you have lost have either been to teams in the lowest tier,
or the games which mattered most to you; those is the highest tier.
Hmm. Let's see now...we are getting clarity.

(I know, I know...Sour Grapes!)

Now, you are having to come to grips that your team
is old, tired, hurt, and running on fumes.
You are relying on past glory, and somehow,
you hope that the old Troupe will have enough for a final kick.

Well, O.K.. This is what all good fans wish for, when they must.

But my advice to you is to put your Cuckoo Bird hats on AGAIN,
and go STEAL players
which have been nurtured and developed by other teams,
which you can then claim as your own.

That's how it's done and champions are made in Socal, isn't it?
Well, of course it is! What's the big deal?
Enough to make any good fan proud!

Oh, and before I forget, let's hear it please...somebody!
Revel in past glory, and remind everyone how many rings you have.

That outta work until the league can do something to get you back on top...

I don't know about you...but I'm rooting for the Kings on Tuesday.

Go Kings!
Go SF Niners!
Go SF Giants!
Go Aaron (Chico man)!

Sonnybelfast

I'm concerned about Artest because he's a nut case who I never liked anyway, but maybe he'll start going to his shrink more often, start keeping his flap shut and start playing basketball again. Bynum will only improve, LO will be fine and Kobe will be ready for the playoffs. So will Fish and our bench will get back to playing like it did when the season started. But I will NOT bash our players,

Posted by: KobeMVP888 | January 30, 2011 at 09:23 PM
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MVP – Sounds like you bashed Ron pretty good here. A retraction may be in order.

People are pointing the finger at Kobe shooting too much, Pau making soft moves, Ron/Fish going a combined 2-16...non of those things lost the game....it was primarily poor defensive execution. Here's a few plays to consider and none of them involve Drew or Pau...........

Shannon going under screen on Ray - 3pts
Luke giving up layup off inbound pass vs. Daniels - 2pts
Kobe flying by on Big Baby pump fake...easy layup - 2pts
LO doubling Perkins...ball reversal - 2pts
LO fouling Baby before the half - 2pts
Ron watching Artest shoot open 3 - 3pts
Luke giving up backdoor layup to Pierce - 2pts
Shannon going over pick with Rondo (led to Nate corner jumper) - 3pt
Blake going under pick on Ray - 3pt
Kobe going under pick on Nate - 3pt
Ron playing soft defensive overall

Yep... allowing a team to shoot better than 60% from the field and almost 53% from 3pt range just screams: NO DEFENSE!

I thought Drew played pretty well, shutting down both Shaq and Perkins and hitting 50% of his shots. Other than the one drive by Big Baby, Drew basically controlled the paint. I also thought Lamar did a credible job and shot a high percentage, although that bone headed play to end the first half cost the Lakers momentum.

Posted by: LakerTom | January 30, 2011 at 08:00 PM
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Sorry LT - No free pass for Drew on this one. He needs to outplay Perkins (who is just one wk into his return) and a 38 yr old Shaq.

I wouldn't say Drew controlled the play. He gave up a "and 1" layup to Pierce, reached in an committed a bad foul on Perkins instead of making Perk score over him and didn't clean up the defensive boards good enough.

Drew was okay, but Kobe is the only Laker that I would say played winning basketball.

Without him, we have ZERO chance of three-peating, so we can only hope that he figures things out mentally and physically because something is wrong.

By the way, there's still plenty of time to do that and we have 2 things that no one else has: Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant. They've been through a few wars together and have usually emerged victorious.

Today sucked, predictably so. Fortunately, there's tomorrow.

Posted by: KobeMVP888 | January 30, 2011 at 09:23 PM
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I agree that Pau is the key. Kobe is the superstar and Pau the all-star. Right now Pau is not holding up his end of the bargain. But I still believe he'll play better. No panic button here.


One last thought....


How about getting Pau the ball on the move when he's struggling...instead of having him to back down stronger defenders. The Lakers scored several times with LO making weak to strong side cuts. I know Pau doesn't have the same speed as Lamar, but I still think he could be effective on that same play when him and Drew are in the game.

I don't really like the idea that Kobe was the only one that came out to play. He was absent on the defensive side just like his teammates were. They lost this one as a team.

"the regular season is not crucial" - Pau Gasol ...are you kidding me??this type of arrogance will get you bounced right out of the playoffs. without home court advantage, I don't see this team making it out of the west.

@Sonnybelfast- Grow Up Buddy!!!

"the regular season is not crucial" - Pau Gasol are you kidding me??this type of arrogance will get you bounced right out of the playoffs. without home court advantage, I don't see this team making it out of the west.

pau, bynum, artest and fisher play too SOFT. these guys play like scared and soft.

Lakers need to get rid of dead beat players, walton, fisher, artest. bynum and gasoft are too soft act like they scared to get pushed. get some young players that want to play.

@Sonnybelfast- Grow Up Buddy!!!

Posted by: Tony | January 31, 2011 at 04:53 AM

Hey Tony...

Eat me.

Sonnybelfast

this is embarrasing to see the lakers getting beat by weak team and good team. they cannnot beat SA, Boston, Miami, Dallas. i just cannot see lakers making it . people try to blame Kobe, but he pass the ball and Gasoft, Artest and Fisher could not make a shot.

LAKERS ARE TOO SOFT

I actually believe that you can bounce back and win a few games...

You've got the talent, obviously...but it's old and tired.

I just don't think you can sustain...and other teams can.

You'd think that 95 million bucks, and complimentary Viagra from the league
could get the job done.

Go Kings!
Go San Francisco Giants!
Go San Francisco 49'ers!
Go Figure.

Sonnybelfast

Keep in mind the Lakers had 81 shots to the Celts 70. That's pretty
amazing, seeing how the Celts outrebounded the Lakers 43/30.

The Lakers reaaly lost this game in the first 3 mins of the 3rd, when the bigs
wilted and guards couldn't muster any D. Otherwise it was there for the taking.
Blake and Brown are woefully weak on D and Blake has the deer in the headlights
look for almost the whole game.
This is the big time and he's not ready.
Should have kept Farmar and Sasha.
Luke?

Good news from the game is Kobe can score a lot easier on Boston now that Tony Allen is gone.

IT’S JUST A LOSS
We lost a game but not the war, that’s what you have a Freakin 82 game season for.
It’s just a loss, a lesson to you, It shows that you still have some work to do
What does not kill you makes you stronger, Come on Laker Nation, hold on a little longer
We are the Freakin LA Lakers that’s a fact, In every game there’s always a target on our back.
So let a lil misfortune come our way, It only makes us better, it’s in our DNA
Yes Celebrate Boston while you can, In June we will see who the Last team is left to stand
We are the Lakers nothings given to us. If we want it we earn it & in Buss place our Trust
There is a saying that some of us say, They Hate us cause they Aint us, We rule the NBA
Yes we got beat, put it in the past, regroup, rise up & start kicking some @ss.
We’re still the champs, LA they must go thru, I’m still a Freakin Lakerholic, how about you?
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Good to see you back Larry!!!

LAKERS ALL DAY!!!

So, we lost to the Septics? *yawn*

As PJ said, we will be there in time.

Hope these Septics get there too! And yes, be careful what you wish for...........septics!


LAKERS ALL DAY!!! ALL FRICKEN YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jovbatz44, How you doing my brother? Good to be back...Losses and all. LOl!
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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. Lakers are coming back. 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? 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. 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. 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. 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 - 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. 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.
(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.
(50) KOBEMVP888 - By the way, there's still plenty of time and we have 2 things that no one else has: Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant. They've been through a few wars together and have usually emerged victorious.
(51)JOVBATZ44 - LAKERS ALL DAY!!!

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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.


(51)JOVBATZ44 - So, we lost to the Septics? *yawn* As PJ said, we will be there in time. Hope these Septics get there too! And yes, be careful what you wish for...........septics! LAKERS ALL DAY!!! ALL FRICKEN YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nobody can beat our Lakers in a 7-game series, NOBODY. Not even Darth Stern.

YOU GET THAT TROLLS?

See you in June. Bring it on!


LAKERS ALL DAY!!!

@JOVBATZ44, The Swagger, The Swagger!! I love it my brother! Spoken like a true Lakerholic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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@DJ LRob, Good morning sir. So what's the tune of the day my brother to get The Laker Nation going?

[x] 4 months to improve to championship caliber
[x] much work to be done to get this improvement
[_] This regular season is not crucial; HCA isn't a huge deal in the finals

@Sonny Belfast, Just like I haven't given up on you coming over to the Lakers side, I haven't and won't give up on my Lakers. Yes my brother you have some valid points but.. the same can be said of the Celtics and most teams in the NBA. So come on home Sonny Belfast and help us celebrate #17 in June. Your seat is already reserved! LOL! Take care my brother and you and the family be safe!

I don't believe the Lakers have a chance of winning a Championship this year. The Spurs and Celtics are much better. Did anyone catch the snide remark from Doc rivers about hiding the money at the Spurs facility to retrieve after the finals. I believeve that Popovich finally realized that you must mix veterans and young players in order to win these days. I will always appreciate Phil for the championships but I do believe his time has come. I just hope that at the end of the year Mitch does not let Character and Eubanks get away. The triangle will be scrapped by Brian Shaw and the team will become more traditional, only problem no point guard to play traditional. Fish and Blake for at least two more years. Laker fans get ready to hit bottom. I love the Lakers and here in Memphis take the heat all the time. Now it will be worst especially if the Lakers get there butts kicked by Memphis again

[x] 4 months to improve to championship caliber
[x] much work to be done to get this improvement
[_] This regular season is not crucial; HCA isn't a huge deal in the finals Posted by: Tim-4-Show | January 31, 2011 at 06:58 AM
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And yes, yes, YES! I have to say it...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!!!!


Mamba24 back in the house. Thanks for the morning cup of Laker java!

I feel like I can't even pinpoint exactly what went wrong yesterday except maybe the early start and another Sunday. So, this one is on TEAM purple & gold.

Glad I didn't post last night as it wouldn't have been pretty. But a good night sleep means I'm recovered from this greenie L (although begrudgingly). I am also looking forward to this week's game and start of long roadie.

To say this long road trip is needed would be an understatement. The mantra should be 1 TEAM, 1 RING! They will get this thing together, there is a championship plan.

Cheers - PLG

Larry,

Thanks! I'm all good. Hope you are too! I was away for so long due to work. I'll be here until our Laker Train comes off the playoff tracks. Until we are the defending champions, WE ALWAYS BELIEVE!

No way I'm gonna worry about these regular season losses, they are called "regular" because they are actually....... "regular". LOL.

I never worry because we have the 11 time world champion coach, we have the 5 time world champion/ 2 time Finals MVP on our team. We'll I guess they know how to get it done, don't they? LOL.

We will be there when it counts most. LIVE & DIE LAKE SHOW.


LAKERS ALL DAY!!!

It's just the regular season but better effort is needed to sustain play for the long haul. Sometimes the best team do not always win but you must play hard. We have some guy's who are just too slow for the regular season can they play better in the play-off we will see. Our fire came from Farmer and Sasha they hustle which must have inspired the guy's. Well we must except what it is, our team must be out of gas, can the tank be replenish or filled back up again, it's possible and we could have a hole in that tank.

These trolls will VANISH, again, in JUNE 2011.

Trust me, you trolls won't be here in June. You won't like it in here in June. We will be having a parteyyyyyy. MARK MY WORDS, beauts. LOL.


LAKERS ALL DAY!!!

I don't believe the Lakers have a chance of winning a Championship this year. The Spurs and Celtics are much better. Posted by: TONI | January 31, 2011 at 07:00 AM
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Toni your doubts are very understandable sir. There have been times - very few mind you - when I, yes I Mamba24 have had doubts...THE HORROR! But then I remember the Lakers have a HOF Owner, a HOF Coach, and KOBE BEAN BRYANT who is not justa great basketball player but...A BASKETBALL GOD. Not mentioning that the Lakers are the 4 dynasty, 16 time back to back NBA champions. Yes Tony every champion loses eventually but I just don't think this is the year the Lakers lose their crown. Now go to the medicine cabinet and get that jar of Dr. fatty's Lakerholic tonic and drink a big slug. Then sit back and listen...HIT IT: http://tinyurl.com/ylp3qqc _ I Love LA

These present Septics are like the 2004 Pistons, ONE & DONE.


LAKERS ALL DAY!!!

The mantra should be 1 TEAM, 1 RING! They will get this thing together, there is a championship plan. Posted by: PsychedLakerGirl | January 31, 2011 at 07:04 AM
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PsychedLakerGirl in the house!!! Yes Psyched I like it 1 TEAM, 1 RING!!!
LET IT BE SAID, LET IT BE WRITTEN, LET IT BE DONE!!!
SO SAY WE ALL!!!
OH and Psyched, you know I have to say it...OUT FREAKIN STANDING MA'AM!!!!

KG Shoe Update : 153-120

Ten days from now, it will be 154-120...we`ll try to get VONilla WAFER some playing time in that one.


I'm concerned about Artest because he's a nut case who I never liked anyway, but maybe he'll start going to his shrink more often, start keeping his flap shut and start playing basketball again. Bynum will only improve, LO will be fine and Kobe will be ready for the playoffs. So will Fish and our bench will get back to playing like it did when the season started. But I will NOT bash our players,

Posted by: KobeMVP888 | January 30, 2011 at 09:23 PM
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MVP – Sounds like you bashed Ron pretty good here. A retraction may be in order.
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I called him a nut case who needs to get his act together. I have never liked him, but I stand behind him. I've always considered him to be certifiably insane. I rarely talk about him, but maybe he's my "bash" exception. When I talk about our soldiers, I'm talking about the guys who have been through the entire war from 2007-08 to now. Artest has one major assignment on this team which he failed at miserably at yesterday. Everyone but Kobe stunk and it was a team loss and as part of that, he was absent at both ends of the court. Like I said, I hope he starts focusing on the right things.

I personally believe my biggest complaint from last season is biting us hard exactly when I thought it would.
I wanted JF to get a one-month shot at the starting gig during Dec/Jan last season just knowing the bigger deal would happen if he left. Say what you will, but right now the PG problem requires the rest of the team firing on all cylinders to overcome... and we're not yet firing on all cylinders.

Then what happens NEXT season?

The problem is that you have Kobe, a once in a b-ball generation player, and you waste that talent every year the surrounding cast is incapable...

I also think some of the non-moves have shown poor... not making a move on Nate R last year, for example

Bottom line is that I'm happy to see Larry the Mamba back, I'm happy with a lot of what the Lakers have as a core, but I realize the deficiencies get worse with age and there has been a complete lack of foresight in patching them up in advance.

KG Shoe Update : 153-120 Ten days from now, it will be 154-120...we`ll try to get VONilla WAFER some playing time in that one. Posted by: RED`S LOVE CHILD | January 31, 2011 at 07:18 AM
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Stop this! Stop this now RED!! LMAO!! Very good sir. Yes you are well entitled to feel your oats for a little while longer. I'm happy to see that the Lunatic managed to keep it all together last night. Very impressive. Now at least you have some semblance of hope to hold on to when you meet the Lakers in June. But don't get to happy there Red, I say again. Watch out for those Baby BULLS they are going to shock and amaze a lot of people. Don't overlook them. Now finish your celbration and we will see you on the 10th!!

mamba24, JovBatz44, I'm in to reinforce the fight against the trolls and nonbelievers with you, my LakerAmigos. CornerJ reporting for duty. Hey mamba24, I hear that while I was on R&R in Provence, you got your own Threepeat...to the same lady?! Dude, my hat is off to you. She must be one special lady...and you are one special hombre to reconnect that many times. Sometimes you just gotta BELIEVE, eh? Just like we believe in the STILL (and soon to be REPEAT) WORLD CHAMPION LOS ANGELES LAKERS.

Yup, wherever there is BB injustice, you will find us...wherever there are regular season no-D losses, we'll be there...and wherever there are poopy-pantsed pugnacious El Guapos ready to fling a plethora of pusillanimous pukey posts our way, we'll be there...because, we are...

The Laker Amigos...LET'S RIDE!!!

@Tim-4-Show, good and very perceptive post my brother. Thanks for the kind words also. I wouldn't play Mitch short just yet though.

Yup, wherever there is BB injustice, you will find us...wherever there are regular season no-D losses, we'll be there...and wherever there are poopy-pantsed pugnacious El Guapos ready to fling a plethora of pusillanimous pukey posts our way, we'll be there...because, we are...The Laker Amigos...LET'S RIDE!!! Posted by: CornerJ | January 31, 2011 at 07:34 AM
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HELL YEA!!! LET'S RIDE MY BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reinforcements are much appreciated. As for my 3-Peat, I had to do it my brother because...Yes, Yes, Yes!! She is that special and then some! Carry on!

Mamba24,

Make sure Gasol gets his next "mani-pedi" by Feb. 10th.
Blood supplies are low. His sharp fingernails caused KG to get a transfusion!

All of this can turn around in a streak.

Beat San Antonio at home and move on.

Make sure Gasol gets his next "mani-pedi" by Feb. 10th.
Blood supplies are low. His sharp fingernails caused KG to get a transfusion! Posted by: RED`S LOVE CHILD | January 31, 2011 at 07:45 AM
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Lmao!!!! The Celtic Swagger almost matches Laker Swagger...but not quite. Just tell the Green Lunatic to be ready on the 10th because I think Pau will have a little something, something for him and I don't mean fingernails. Lol! Enjoy your day Red!

All of this can turn around in a streak. Beat San Antonio at home and move on. Posted by: VMan | January 31, 2011 at 07:47 AM
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Spoken like a true fellow LakerHolic!! OK Lakers.. MAKE IT SO!!!!

So far in our practice season, we have seen
1- eh it's the first loss of the season game.
3 -It'll be different when Bynum gets back games.
2 -Thanksgiving hangover games.
2 -Xmas, family distracted games.
1- Kobe shot too much game.
3- refs/stern don't like us games.
1- Lakers not use to early Sunday game.
And Two looking forward/thru the next big game games.

Oh and I've heard the Lakers crowd boo their team more this season than I've heard in the past 2 seasons put together.

As bad as things look to some of our faithful here, there was definitely a huge bright spot Sunday. Kobe. And I'm not just talking about his 41 points. I'm talking about how he looks once more. He's baaaaaack. The REAL Kobe. Super-hyper-mega Kobe. His quickness. His lift. His shot. And he's really feeling it too.

Shot too much? Yeah, but who the heck else was hitting a dang thing? No assists? Same deal...in order to get an assist, the guy you pass it to must put the ball in the hoop. Any questions?

I still believe that Pau, Bynum, Fish, and Artest will all get it together in the end. And now that the real Black Mamba has returned, it's over. We've got this.

I hate Green People.

Mamba,

Welcome back and congrats again. My song today go out to you and your lovely wife. I guess it also fits my feeling about the Lakers....win or lose.


Natalie Cole - Inseperable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghuCm_saV3I&feature=related

As bad as things look to some of our faithful here, there was definitely a huge bright spot Sunday. Kobe. And I'm not just talking about his 41 points. I'm talking about how he looks once more. He's baaaaaack. The REAL Kobe. Super-hyper-mega Kobe. His quickness. His lift. His shot. And he's really feeling it too. Posted by: CornerJ | January 31, 2011 at 07:53 AM
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Yes, yes, let the word go forth! Kobe Bean Bryant, The Black Mamba and Basketball God Supreme is BACK!!! Oh ye of little faith how many times do you have to be told...NEVER DOUBT THE BLACK MAMBA!! Corner J my brother I have to say this...you have even lifted my, yes MY spirits. And I also have to say this...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Carry On!!!

Yes, yesterday was a terrible loss. It's always a terrible loss when it's against the Celtics. But, it was a close game throughout until 5 minutes left in the 4th qtr.

As bad as the Lakers are playing these days, they were still right there for most of the game. The Lakers understand that this was just a regular season game. There was no reason to go all out for this one. This game meant much more to the Celtics. The Celtics have a pretty bad taste in their mouths that was not fixed with that game last night. This was a statement game for the Celtics. For the Lakers, this was just another game on the 2011 journey for the championship.

That said, if we are lucky enough to win the championship this year, it will be the most difficult one of all. And that's saying a lot thinking about last years brutal matchup.

The bottom line here, and the Lakers know it, is that the team needs to nut up against the Celtics. Garnett is relentless, Ray Allen is relentless, Pierce is relentless; these guys are as hungry as can be and they know what it takes to beat us. It's going to take that same kind of relentless energy to beat them. But we all know that.

Hopefully, this is a wake up call for the Lakers to get it together and try to get HCA. But, I hoped that after the Heat game. Oh well. I'm going to trust the Lakers and their experience and hope for the best. It's not looking good right now, but there's still months of basketball left to play and the Lakers are nowhere near to playing their best basketball.

Another bottom line, the Lakers are the 2 time defending champions. Like Rudy T says, you can't underestimate the heart of a champion. When the chips are down, I trust that the Lakers will get it done.

I believe that we will win.

Go Lakers!
Go Aztecs!

I hate Green People. Posted by: Mark G | January 31, 2011 at 07:57 AM
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ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please, break up the team and build around Kobe!

He is the only one who plays with any heart!!

I'll take Kobe and possibly Lamar and a couple of hard-charging players from the YMCA and I'll take my chances against anyone,


BandWagon!!!

[_] This regular season is not crucial; HCA isn't a huge deal in the finals
Posted by: Tim-4-Show
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In what sport?
In basketball the team with HCA wins the Finals 75% of the time.
Remember how the Lakers faired in '08 without it?
Could this year be an exception and could the Lakers win the Finals without HCA?
Yes, they could, but it isn't very likely and the past results don't agree that HCA is not a big deal in the Finals.

Another bottom line, the Lakers are the 2 time defending champions. Like Rudy T says, you can't underestimate the heart of a champion. When the chips are down, I trust that the Lakers will get it done. I believe that we will win.Posted by: Rocky | January 31, 2011 at 08:00 AM
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OH SWEET JESUS!!!!!! Rocky this is Freakin Beautiful sir!!!!

Laker fan-

I think you are being too tough on Pau. Its not his fault. He didnt call himself the most skilled big in the game. Its not his fault YOU actually believe that garbage. Exactly why is he the most "skilled" big in the league? Because he can score around the basket with both hands? LOL .. Ill take the Lunatic everyday and twice on game days!! More range, just as good around the basket and get this .... He plays DEFENSE!!!! I know you probably feel like you contracted Vertigo after reading the word DEFENSE but there is such a skill. Really!!!

KG is such a skilled defender, that he can play in an NBA game and work for Homeland Security at the same time because you cant get past him without him checking your package!!!

I'll take Kobe and possibly Lamar and a couple of hard-charging players from the YMCA and I'll take my chances against anyone, BandWagon!!! Posted by: Mr. Laker | January 31, 2011 at 08:01 AM
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Corner J, do I tell Mr. Laker or do you? OK, Mr. Laker...HELL YEA!! LET'S RIDE AMIGO!!!!!!!!!!

"Yes, yes, let the word go forth! Kobe Bean Bryant, The Black Mamba and Basketball God Supreme is BACK!!! Oh ye of little faith how many times do you have to be told...NEVER DOUBT THE BLACK MAMBA!! Corner J my brother I have to say this...you have even lifted my, yes MY spirits. And I also have to say this...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Carry On!!!"

Posted by: mamba24

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I NEVER doubt "The One". However, I could've sworn it was 2007 because Kobi-Wan was getting Jedi all over the Green, yet no one else decided to show up. If the bigs could've defended the paint a little better, and someone else other than Kobe could make a shot, the final score would've been reversed.

And Miami won their game earlier in the day to top things off.

DISCUSS!


DBDH!

p.s. @ mamba24... FEELIN' YOU!

Here is a team effort for you:
Celts - 60% shooting on 34 assists on 44 made field goals. Outboarded us 44 to 30.

KG is such a skilled defender, that he can play in an NBA game and work for Homeland Security at the same time because you cant get past him without him checking your package!!!
Posted by: 131-92 | January 31, 2011 at 08:04 AM
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OOOOOOOOOH WEEEEEEEEE!!!! 131 Talking Spit and taking names!! So I hope Tony drove the car an d got you home safely 131 or are you just coming in from celebrating. LMAO!!! Yes this only attest to the greatness of the Lakers team. A regular season win over the Lakers brings out such exuberence in their opponents it's almost...a little embarassing! Now calm down 131. Yes it was a good win by the Celtics but it was just that a win. You got to win 4 to knock off the champs sir. Even a lunatic can get in a lucky punch for a round or two but Pau will take K.G. apart like a surgeon on the 10th. But since you won, I won't begrudge you your right to celebrate so 131...Carry On!

sup all. mamba, bandwagon me please, sir!

i am upset with the past two games just like the rest of you. in tough times like these, i always like to watch 2010's game 7 finals. pay attention to the defense in the 4th quarter. the team had never played defense like that up to that time. if you think about it, it took an entire season to get up to that level of defensive intensity. keep an eye on rotations. watch the last play and note artest conducting the defense. watch his switches. take note of the regular season as well. remember how bad the team was playing before kobe took some time off? remember that final push towards the end of the season where we were all banking on wins to ensure momentum going into the playoffs but failed miserably? remember a 6 game series with first time playoff-goers in the okc thunder? when game 7 gets boring (there was nothing boring about that game), check out the 2001 championship dvd. the players and coaches explain how kobe wanted to make an individual name for himself that season. they talk about the mishaps during the first half of the season. i don't really remember, but i think kobe was hurt, realized that the team was doing better (as a team) without him, so he shaped up, played team ball, and went on strong into a 16-1 playoff record.

the common theme between these two annual los angeles lakers' invitationals is that it took time and maturity for that team to get as dominant as they were expected to be. that common theme can carry over to '10-'11.

i remain hopeful this season. i'm upset, but not worried. it's ~40 games into the season and everyone's probably looking towards the asg so they can go ahead and take whatever vacation they deem necessary to take a break and recover. all i care about at this point in the season is shaping up and getting and staying healthy.

we all want wins now for HCA in the playoffs. sacramento had home court in 2002 and we all know happened there... we also had home court in 2004 and we DEFINITELY know what happened there as well...

Ahhh our team, The Lakers, the team with the most wake up calls in the league.
Hey at least I'm not bagging on Fisher. Right now, even tho he can't hit a shot, I trust him 90% more than I do Blake (sigh). At least Fishers playing with some sort of confidence in there.

I hope with this ugly lost to the Celtics the Lakers management particularly Micth Kupchak will open their eyes and realized in the truest sense of their mind that this Laker team cannot compete with the likes of Spurs, Celtics, Magic, Heat or even the Bulls. Jerry Buss needs to open his sleeping mind and wallet to make a trade before the trading deadline in order to compete with these much improved teams in the West and East. No way this team of 2010 will bring home the bacon. They need to change the composition of their line-up. This Laker team is only good in paper as to what the NBA General Managers think that the Lakers will win the championship this year. In reality they are no match to a contending teams in the West as well as the East particularly the Celtics (as what Jerry West pointed out) They need to tweak their present line-up in order to be even be called contenders for the NBA title. Whoever it takes to trade make this team a contender again, except for Kobe and Lamar. Mitch it's your turn to make a move and we will be waiting or else three-peat will be over in the second round of the play-off.

Welcome back and congrats again. My song today go out to you and your lovely wife. I guess it also fits my feeling about the Lakers....win or lose. Natalie Cole - Inseperable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghuCm_saV3I&feature=related Posted by: LRob | January 31, 2011 at 07:58 AM
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GOD@#$#^^^&*!!!! *sniff*, *sniff* Now look what you done gone and done DJ LRob. You then made a grown Mamba cry. Lol! Thank you my brother I am truly touched!!

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I’M ON BOARD UNTIL THE TRAIN COMES OFF THE TRACKS…AND THE ONLY TRACKS THAT
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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.


(51)JOVBATZ44 - So, we lost to the Septics? *yawn* As PJ said, we will be there in time. Hope these Septics get there too! And yes, be careful what you wish for...........septics! LAKERS ALL DAY!!! ALL FRICKEN YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(52) SOSHIBO - I remain hopeful this season. i'm upset, but not worried. it's ~40 games into the season and everyone's probably looking towards the asg so they can go ahead and take whatever vacation they deem necessary to take a break and recover. all i care about at this point in the season is shaping up and getting and staying healthy.

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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.


(53) MR. LAKER - I'll take Kobe and possibly Lamar and a couple of hard-charging players from the YMCA and I'll take my chances against anyone, BandWagon!!!

@Corner J – I’m with you.

@Rocky – Good post.

@Mr. Laker – that almost sounded like an old Moses Malone quote from back in the day…lol.

@131-92 – KG is a great defender no doubt…but we’re happy with Pau and the TWO rings he’s helped deliver.

Noting once again that after every rain the worms wriggle out onto the sidewalk, let us all give a hearty welcome to our Celtic brethren...for whom it is written in The Good Book (St. Luuuuuke to the Bostonians 83:79)...

"Yea, though thou art the progeny of the Red One and perhaps a petri dish, the Lord (Kobe) sayeth that even for those of you of uncertain parentage, this cigar too shall pass, and once again on the seventh game of the 17th quest, a mighty roar shall arise in the Land of Lakers, as the prophecy is yet again fulfilled by the Lord of the Rings, the One who is called Kobe. Fear not, want not, oh GreenWithEnvyOnes, for the Lord always provideth. No, not loaves and the fishes, but regular season "happy meals" for you to feast on. Go ye forth, then, my little green ones. Eat. Pray. Hurl."

So it is written. So shall it be. Can I get me an "Amen"?

Mamba-

I made it home rather early last nite. My usual spots were kinda empty and quiet.

Unfortunately I had to let Tony go. Hes a true Laker though. He can drive but I need someone that can defend. He just cant guard anyone!

@LROB... “Sorry LT - No free pass for Drew on this one. He needs to outplay Perkins (who is just one wk into his return) and a 38 yr old Shaq.
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I wouldn't say Drew controlled the play. He gave up a "and 1" layup to Pierce, reached in an committed a bad foul on Perkins instead of making Perk score over him and didn't clean up the defensive boards good enough.
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Drew was okay, but Kobe is the only Laker that I would say played winning basketball.
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We’ll have to agree to disagree on last night’s game, LRob. I don’t think Drew played a great game but definitely outplayed both Shaq and Perkins, outscoring them 11-2. The game was not lost when Drew was on the floor; it was lost when Pau was playing center which anybody who watched the game or analyzed the box score could clearly see. It was lost when Kobe was forced to try and guard Paul Pierce because Ron Artest wilted. The Celtics reversed the outcome of the two big matchups that helped us win last year – Pau vs. KG and Ron vs. PP. To throw Bynum under the same bus is just now a fair call.
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As for Kobe, shooting 10 straight times down the stretch in the fourth quarter is NOT smart or even good basketball. And excuse me but 41 points and 0 assists is not how you make your teammates better. Nor is playing terrible defense when he had to guard PP. What was sad to see for me was LeBron whipping a pass to the corner to a teammate for a game winning 3-pointer against the Thunder while Kobe waved his teammates off to the weak side so that he could run another isolation. Sorry, Kobe, that’s not how to win.
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I still believe in this team and will remain convinced that they will get their act together and be right there in the Finals again. But there is no way that we are going to be able to beat the Celtics if Kobe Bryant refuses to share the ball and get his teammates involved, Pau Gasol continues to play as wimpy as he has, or Ron Artest lets PP have his way. I know Kobe will approach the next Boston game differently as he is too smart not to. And I trust Ron to rebound. I wish I could say the same about Pau but maybe it’s time to consider trading him for a player who would be much tougher – maybe like Melo.
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TOM

"Laker Tom, Quick question if you disappoint in Kobe please enlighten my why? Exactly who was he supposed to get involved and how? I guess you watched a different game than I did. All the so called bigs stopped playing once Boston got physical. The only reason we were in the game at half time was because Kobe kept us there. Gasol checked out of this game in the first quarter and Bynum soon followed. Lamar just before half time with that stupid play of his. You have got to call the game as you see it not get up in the hype. Ron Artest has not been playing basketbnall in the last month or so and Fisher does what Fisher does. I guess Kobe should walk them to the basket holding their hand, lift them up by the waist so that they can drop the ball in and then tell them how to defend and rebound while providing them with toughness. I don't comment on this blog to often but I do read it just to see if people are seeing the same game as myself. .........Hey, but I guess it is easier to blame Kobe for all the shortcoming of this team. Now my verdict on the Lakers: If Artest and Gasol do not change their games drastically this version of the Lakers will not get out of the west. The bench has to play smarter basketball.

Posted by: Sam | January 31, 2011 at 12:09 AM "


EXACTLY!


Lots of good observations in the past few threads. Lots of idiotic ones also! Bottom line to those who actually have sufficient BB experience in the mud is that this team has a very real problem that won't magically correct itself come playoff time.


As I posted yesterday (or day before that or month before that or last year or last 5 years), all any team has to do is to bang on Pau, AB, LO and then double/triple team Kobe and Lakers are done. I have no idea why Pau has given up, but he has. I have no idea why PJ is unable to coach them out of this, but he isn't ('they know what to do, they just have to do it' to paraphrase PJ)....YIKES! I'll take $.5 mil to do that coaching job! Any basketball schmuck/player can get rebounding position, slash through the lane, cut to the ball for an outlet, RUN back on defense, etc., but to watch the idiots on ESPN/blogs,etc. one would think that Kobe single-handedly mind controls every other Laker out there and has them freeze in place and make no Basketball 101 moves to help win a darned game! Hannah Storm (& many like her) is one moron who continues to quote absurb stats, like when Kobe shoots etc, or when KObe makes 40+ points...etc. the Lakers record is losing. I guess I could do some research and find some obscure stat that says somthing like 'when PJ calls more than X timeouts, the Lakers lose, or when the bench scores less than...the Lakers lose', also. These are nonsense! As many in the blog have noted: WHO WAS KOBE SUPPOSED TO FORCE A PASS TO YESTERDAY/DAY BEFORE/MONTH BEFORE/YEARS BEFORE!!!!???!!!

I called him a nut case who needs to get his act together. I have never liked him, but I stand behind him. I've always considered him to be certifiably insane. I rarely talk about him, but maybe he's my "bash" exception. When I talk about our soldiers, I'm talking about the guys who have been through the entire war from 2007-08 to now. Artest has one major assignment on this team which he failed at miserably at yesterday. Everyone but Kobe stunk and it was a team loss and as part of that, he was absent at both ends of the court. Like I said, I hope he starts focusing on the right things.

Posted by: KobeMVP888 | January 31, 2011 at 07:27 AM
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Okay that explains it, but I don't like it. All Lakers are worthy of criticism, but I don't think we should bash ANY of them...but hey that's me. Lots here enjoy bashing Fish, Luke, etc. Don't go to the dark side.

That being said...the Lakers will not get a 3pt if Ron doesn't play better. Yesterday was just a terrible game by him. He'll get it togehter...he's too talented not to.

@131-92 – KG is a great defender no doubt…but we’re happy with Pau and the TWO rings he’s helped deliver.

Posted by: LRob | January 31, 2011 at 08:28 AM

With KG you would have won THREE!

>>>Put a fork in Ron-Ron because he is done!

No, it's not like that at all.

Ron-Ron needs to spend LESS time in the studio making a rap video with George Lopez and others, and MORE time in the gym working on his shot.

Seriously. Let's say Artest shoots 40% in the game instead of 10%. 40% isn't great, but that means he makes 3 more shots. Let's say they're all 2-point shots. That's 6 more points that the Lakers score.

With those 6 points, the Lakers are LEADING by 2 with 5:20 to play when Boston calls a timeout. So instead of playing trying to catch up, which usually means Kobe ball in the 4th, they're playing to maintain a lead. So maybe Gasol and Bynum keep trying and don't fold like origami when the game is on the line.

Hopefully before the playoffs ever get started, Ron will jettison all the studio crap and tune up his game. If he's hitting on offense, and ESPECIALLY if he's hitting 3-pointers, it makes it much much harder for the opposing team to double or triple Kobe, Pau, and Drew.

We’ll have to agree to disagree on last night’s game, LRob. I don’t think Drew played a great game but definitely outplayed both Shaq and Perkins, outscoring them 11-2. The game was not lost when Drew was on the floor; it was lost when Pau was playing center which anybody who watched the game or analyzed the box score could clearly see. It was lost when Kobe was forced to try and guard Paul Pierce because Ron Artest wilted. The Celtics reversed the outcome of the two big matchups that helped us win last year – Pau vs. KG and Ron vs. PP. To throw Bynum under the same bus is just now a fair call.

Posted by: LakerTom | January 31, 2011 at 08:33 AM
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Agree to disagree. Not throwing anyone under the bus. It was a team loss with Ron being the biggest culprit.

Noting once again that after every rain the worms wriggle out onto the sidewalk, let us all give a hearty welcome to our Celtic brethren...for whom it is written in The Good Book (St. Luuuuuke to the Bostonians 83:79)...

"Yea, though thou art the progeny of the Red One and perhaps a petri dish, the Lord (Kobe) sayeth that even for those of you of uncertain parentage, this cigar too shall pass, and once again on the seventh game of the 17th quest, a mighty roar shall arise in the Land of Lakers, as the prophecy is yet again fulfilled by the Lord of the Rings, the One who is called Kobe. Fear not, want not, oh GreenWithEnvyOnes, for the Lord always provideth. No, not loaves and the fishes, but regular season "happy meals" for you to feast on. Go ye forth, then, my little green ones. Eat. Pray. Hurl."
So it is written. So shall it be. Can I get me an "Amen"?
Posted by: CornerJ | January 31, 2011 at 08:32 AM
*
AMEN!! OH SWEET JESUS, MAGNIFICENT!!! Give it to him!! Give it to him right now!!!! RCOTD!!!!! Corner J...LET'S RIDE AMIGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*________________________________________________________________________*
I’M ON BOARD UNTIL THE TRAIN COMES OFF THE TRACKS…AND THE ONLY TRACKS THAT
COUNT ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS – BANDWAGON
*________________________________________________________________________*
(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.

(53) MR. LAKER - I'll take Kobe and possibly Lamar and a couple of hard-charging players from the YMCA and I'll take my chances against anyone, BandWagon!!!
(54) ROCKY - Another bottom line, the Lakers are the 2 time defending champions. Like Rudy T says, you can't underestimate the heart of a champion. When the chips are down, I trust that the Lakers will get it done. I believe that we will win.

"Agree to disagree. Not throwing anyone under the bus. It was a team loss with Ron being the biggest culprit."

Posted by: LRob

***

I almost threw myself under the bus after watching the final 5 minutes of the game. Horrendous. Mrs. DBDH was happy the "green team" won because that's her favorite color. Tell me then, why is she rooting for the Steelers this weekend instead of the Packers? Alas, she offered some solace after the game with a terrific dinner. I will survive. I will survive.

I will never blame Del Harris, and I never stop supporting the Lakers. I am, a Lakerholic.


DBDH!

@HOBBITMAGE... “my response: Help me understand your point of view. Phil Jackson is saying that the rest of the Lakers were passive and didn't run the offense. You're blaming the passiveness of the rest of the Lakers on Kobe? Or are you disagreeing with Phil and saying that it wasn't the rest of the
Lakers being passive ... it was actually Kobe waving everybody off?”
...
I don’t agree with Phil’s comments. I also don’t think that Phil really liked how Kobe played last night. I know you think Kobe is perfect and never deserves to be criticized but the reality of last night’s game was that Kobe failed to stay within the offense, never trusted his teammates, and got into a scoring competition with Paul Pierce that ended up stifling the Lakers offensively and leaving everybody standing around. You can deflect the blame to the rest of the team, which did not play well, but 41 points and zero assists and ten straight shots in a row down the stretch is not a winning playbook for the Lakers to beat the Celtics. It resulted in probably the team’s lowest assist total so far this year.
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So go ahead and blame the rest of the team as if you really expect them to cut and get in Kobe’s way when he has waved them off. Yes, Pau wimped out, Ron limped out, Fish posted another 1 for night, and Blake made you wish for the return of JF. And Phil probably should have pulled Pau earlier and given Drew more minutes. But bottom line, Kobe is the team’s leader and in my mind he did a poor job of leading yesterday. Do I expect him to play differently next time we meet Boston, damn straight. If you expect him to do the same against the Celtics next time, then that would be disrespecting him.
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Anyway, that’s my opinion and I stand by it. And my favorite player is still Kobe Bryant, not Drew.
So let’s just agree to disagree and move on because I’m not going to get into a debate with you.
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TOM

@Laker Universe,

I Don't care about losing to the Queens of Suckramento,
(they don't count)

But the Hated Leprechauns,
UUUUUhhhh,
that gets my Panties all-bunched up!

Also on a night When Traitor Shak comes to Tinsle/town,
UUUUUhhhh,

Anyone not named KOBE, get your heads out of your
Arse and play like you Mean it,

(Laker Pride)

BandWagon!!!

No more. I'm saving my angst until the playoffs. If the Lakers will wait until the playoffs starts to play championship caliber basketball then I'll wait too. It's no use getting myself all riled up on these useless regular season games.

With KG you would have won THREE! Posted by: 131-92 | January 31, 2011 at 08:37 AM
*
A truer thought has never been uttered 131. Of course we would have won, simply because we would have had him and you wouldn't. LOL! Don't get me wrong 131, I respect and appreciate KG.'s skills and your team is lucky to have him. But still in all he remains a green Lunatic!

Anyone not named KOBE, get your heads out of your Arse and play like you Mean it, (Laker Pride) BandWagon!!! Posted by: Mr. Laker | January 31, 2011 at 08:57 AM
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Preach Mr. Laker, Preach!!!!!!!! LMAO!!!!!!!

Mamba-I made it home rather early last nite. My usual spots were kinda empty and quiet. Unfortunately I had to let Tony go. Hes a true Laker though. He can drive but I need someone that can defend. He just cant guard anyone! Posted by: 131-92 | January 31, 2011 at 08:33 AM
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Stop this 131!!! Stop this now!!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*________________________________________________________________________*
I’M ON BOARD UNTIL THE TRAIN COMES OFF THE TRACKS…AND THE ONLY TRACKS THAT
COUNT ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS – BANDWAGON
*________________________________________________________________________*
(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.

(55) GAIJIN - No more. I'm saving my angst until the playoffs. If the Lakers will wait until the playoffs starts to play championship caliber basketball then I'll wait too. It's no use getting myself all riled up on these useless regular season games.

@SAM & NUGGETS COUNTRY... Thanks for your comments. We will have to agree to disagree. Here’s the thing everybody has to realize, Kobe is the unquestioned and deserving leader of this team. Like it or not, it is his responsibility to make sure to get all of his teammates involved, even on days when some of them are playing terribly. That may not seem fair but if you really know the game of basketball and understand the dynamics of team play at both ends of the court, then you get that we will win or lose depending on how Kobe Bryant involves the rest of the team. While we have weak links, this team is still the back-t0-back NBA champs. You win as a team and you lose as a team. And the main responsibility for playing as a team falls on the capable shoulders of Kobe Bryant, our leader. Yesterday, Kobe did NOT do a good job of involving his teammates. Like it or not, that’s the truth.
.........................................
TOM

"That may not seem fair but if you really know the game of basketball and understand the dynamics of team play at both ends of the court, then you get that we will win or lose depending on how Kobe Bryant involves the rest of the team. While we have weak links, this team is still the back-t0-back NBA champs. You win as a team and you lose as a team. And the main responsibility for playing as a team falls on the capable shoulders of Kobe Bryant, our leader. Yesterday, Kobe did NOT do a good job of involving his teammates. Like it or not, that’s the truth.
.........................................
TOM


Posted by: LakerTom | January 31, 2011 at 09:09 AM

"

"IF YOU REALLY KNOW THE GAME OF BASKETBALL"!!!!


Better watch it! I played pro for a while! So, yes I do know the game better than you, as I also coached at a high level for many years. I coached team basketball, and played team basketball, so I know better of what I speak than you ever will! As a player, I was that guy who scrambled for rebounds and played impeccable defense (think Rodman type at a much less proficient/athletic ability, of course) even when I never got a touch on the offensive end, because that's what old-school basketball players did....or you rode the pine. Basketball has not changed much in 80 years. Athleticism has, but not the basics. Pouting players like PG have no place on the court. Kevin Love and Blake Griffin have the hustle down and the wherewithall to make things happen for themselves even with ball hogs on their teams, so it is not just old-school, but a mindset that this team has lost in the past 7 months.

Come on folks let's relax and drink some of that Dr. Fatty's Lakerholic tonic. It's not only good for you but it tastes good too! Yummmmmy!!!

PS. If any of you follow my posts, then you know I love Kobe, but hate his roaming defense of the past few years, so I am not just a blinded fool for Kobe's entire game. He is also guilty of trying to force passes into the middle to the ABs and PGs of the world of PJ who states quite clearly he wants those bigs involved no matter whether they are open or capable of holding on to a contested pass!


When Kobe has no other option but to go off for 40-81 points to save the Lakers A&*S, then I have no problem with him shooting above 45% and putting up major numbers. BTW, assists mean the guy you threw it to actually made a shot! HELLO! Many times Kobe's passes are the first of a 'hockey assist', anyway, because basketball 101 says to not throw cross court, but throw around the perimeter to the open man on the other side. That means usually 2 passes to the open man and thus no Kobe assist. Of course it also means that usually that wide open shot is rarely made these days by the likes of RA, DF, LW, etc...............

PAU is the PROBLEM!!! He's passive, weak, lacks passion and heart, and plays like a small-forward. Last year we were able to cover-up his passive play with a strong and determined Kobe and inspiring play by Bynum, and tough play by Artest. Those guys have taken a step back for reasons we can understand (Kobe and Bynums surgeries, Artest fragile mental state) and Pau is scared to step up. He has taken two steps back this year and needs to be traded.

Pau and Artest for:

Deng and Noah
David West and Ariza
Carmello and Nene
Dwight Howard
Favvors, Vujacic, Lopez
Bogut, Maggette

When games are on ABC or ESPN, it's times like these (win or lose), that I thank God All Mighty for the mute button. Fantastic invention.

How I do miss NBA on NBC for so many reasons...

Laker Tom, I almost never disagree with your very objective and intelligent analyses, but this time my friend I see it a bit differently regarding Kobe "not getting his team involved." Here's what I saw.

The Celtics really know how to defend against the triangle and specifically against this Laker team. They are muscling out and our bigs from their preferred post position and smothering them to completely deny the entry pass which makes the triangle work. Without the entry pass, there is no triangle. They did it to us all game long, so the only passes they allowed were perimeter passes that ended up in bricked 3's or mid-range jump shots.

They also pounded and intimidated both Pau and Drew into complete submission. They were forced into taking mostly contested jump shots, getting very few of their normal dunks or put backs. By the end of the game, they were almost invisible. That has to stop. Drew in particular needs to get his mojo going, hammer them on defense, even if he fouls, and driving hard to the basket to get fouls. We agree that he can do it, and that he is the key to beating the Celts. If he gets his mojo going, so will Pau. Pau needs a big dog acting like a big dog in order for him to bark loud too.

Lastly, I think the Lakers should mix up their tactics a little to throw off the Celts lock down of the triangle. My fut tells me that they'd be vulnerable to...wait for it...the high screen and roll. Kobe's renewed energy and quickness would make that a killer strategy. Pau up top to screen. Kobe around the screen. Pau rolls. Kobe dishes. Score. The Celts's bigs would be pulled away from the basket, opening the lane, and offering movement and passing options. Furthermore, except for Big Baby, the Celts' bigs have very slow footspeed. They are ripe for the taking. By contrast, the triangle plays right into their strengths.

I'm not saying dump the triangle, I'm saying mix it up with the high screen and roll. That will get team movement going, and offer the opportunity for Kobe to dish (legitimately) to his teammates in better positions to score.

How I do miss NBA on NBC for so many reasons...

Posted by: sean | January 31, 2011 at 09:33 AM

bob costas?

Calm down Nuggets and LT. We don't need any male testosterone pissing matches as to who knows the game of basketball better. We all bring something to the table and that's the beauty of this TEAM game.

There is not ever one individual that can do everything and that would include any level of basketball player from 3 years old to pro. So, let's not measure who knows more because while you may have played pro - that doesn't make you the great Oz.

And LT, while I AGREE with what you were trying to say about TEAM, that statement was a little over the top - I didn't play the game, didn't care to play the game. But I love strategy, I love competition and I have watched many many games over the years to understand momentum and team play. And you don't have to "know the game of basketball to understand team play on both sides of the court".

I swam competitively for my LAUSD high school TEAM and won a city championship for 3 consecutive years as well as playing varsity city finalist volleyball. I know about TEAM play.

Cheers - PLG

 
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