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Ted "Golden Voice" Williams visits the Lakers' practice facility

As Lakers guard Kobe Bryant approached him, Ted Williams jumped up and down in excitement.

To say Williams has gone through a life transformation in the last month is an understatement. He was homeless, begging  for money, and for the last two years successfully fought drug and alcohol addiction. After the Columbus Dispatch posted a videofeaturing his "Golden Voice," his life began a complete turnaround. He appeared on NBC's "Today" show. He fielded job offers from the NFL Network, Cleveland Cavaliers and Oprah. He visited his 90-year-old mother Julia. And on Monday, he filmed a segment for "Entertainment Tonight" that featured Williams visiting the Lakers' facility, including Bryant and Ron Artest.

"It was good. It was the first time," Bryant said of meeting Williams, who graciously declined an interview because his appearance would be featured on "Entertainment Tonight" Tuesday. "I had never seen him before, but I had heard a lot about him. It was pretty cool."

--Mark Medina

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why didnt kobe want to interview for entertainment tonight? did something happen i dont know about?? confused.

Who doesn't like Ted Williams? But the fact that he is a Laker fan, gives him even more charisma in my book! I hope the Lakers let him call out the starting line-up for a big game!

Kobe didn't decline an interview. Williams declined one because he didn't want to steal thunder away from what Entertainment Tonight was filming

For the Pac 10, for Oregon, and of course for phred, Go Ducks!


How come the NBA didn't rescind the original personal foul, too?

nice 63, and LRob (from previous thread)

back at you with my favorite musician of all time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t1_ETuWIbE&feature=related

Ted Williams is an amazing person and deserves good. People deserve second chances and more. People shouldn't judge because you wouldn't jusge a book by its cover. His voice is spectacular and sends chills down my spine. Ted you have a gift and let it shine. You are a very down to earth individual and I wish only the best for you and your family. You are an inspiration! Keep it up bud and God Bless!

@LROB… Thanks for the sweet memory. As we all know now, that great start to the 2007/08 season was derailed by the first knee injury, followed by another that cost Drew the 2008/09 season as well. The last three years have been frustrating as Lakers fans lost faith and grew disenchanted with Drew. …
Fortunately, Jerry Buss and the Lakers front office and coaching staff never stopped believing. The frosting on the cake that will become Phil’s 4th three-peat, Kobe’s MJ-tying 6th ring, and the Lakers Celtics-tying 17th championship is going to be the emergence at last of the next great Lakers center.

What I think we’re going to see from Drew this year is Superstar Interruptus as he remains healthy for the rest of the regular season and playoffs and resumes the expected rise to superstar status that was suspended by injuries the last 3 years. That’s when the boo-birds and doubters will come home.
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TOM

No rhyme or reason; just a great guitar intro for a great song. Be sure to turn it up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FdWPeHFAMk

frmkt

From your description I said: I bet it's "Sweet Jane." Excellent random choice!

Fortunately, Jerry Buss and the Lakers front office and coaching staff never stopped believing.

Posted by: LakerTom | January 10, 2011 at 06:01 PM
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Why would any NBA person with half a brain in his or her head stop believing in all that size, length, strength, youth and talent? Two rings, baby!

Damn, somehow Rondo got burned again! Aaron Brooks 24, Rondo 9. I don't get it.

Aaron Brooks schooled us too, don't forget.

I wish all homeless people who have cleaned themselves up and have some kind of a talent could get off the streets and have a fraction of the opportunities that this man is having.

Here is to praying he doesn't get back into drugs and is able to save enough money for a home and savings while his 15 minutes are shining.

MM - you're a speedy little man on these articles.

With that being said, College starts up again tomorrow so my activeness on this blog will return to mostly the chat and the odd comment here and there, hopefu

WHY DO MY COMMENTS KEEP GETTING CUT? DARN U LAPTOP ARGH LOL.

- hopefully ill be able to come on more on weekends but I also work full time so life is crazy for me.

Regardless, I will always be cheering for the Lakers and am generally glad the the semester ends April 14th, just in time for the season.

3 HEAT CAN'T BEAT NO 3PEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you "888."

No worries about Boston dropping another game. It's good in fact. Miami nor Orlando will beat them in a series. Let's hope Boston continues dropping games so that the Lakers will have the better NBA record between the two giving our team HCA in the Finals!

Drew was a project for the Lakers as well as a gamble which has paid back some big dividends in the form of a couple of 'chips. Like him or not, the team is "stuck" with him because no other team will take a chance with his history and propensity for getting injured along with the big money contract which can pay off big time for the Lakers because time will tell if he can remain on the floor and if he does, WATCH OUT!

Anyone else feel the same way...I just don't care for Cam Newton...

Go Ducks...
Go Pac 10...
Go Lakers...

Nice, feel good story. I hope Mr. Williams seizes his new found opportunities and turns his life around for good.

So...

Now, does Leon Wood get fined or reprimanded for his poor conduct? I guess we'll never know because King David doesn't like transparency when it comes to his sacred cow referees. Even after he ejected Drew, Wood continued his vendetta like performance with blatant non calls when Lakers were being fouled. A terrible , unprofessional performance by that ref. And his two colleagues weren't much better. Shame. They definitely take away from the games with such poor officiating.

Diandra

I just like to point out that speedy guards burn speedy guards and it isn't only Derek Fisher who gets left in the dust. Rose got "him" for 36 the other night, too. Rondo's considered an elite defender, but even he can't keep these guys in fornt of him. That's all.

@LRob...

That game on Xmas day, 2007 is one of my favorites. It represented a turning point in the Lakers' fortunes. Remember the context. This came pre-Gasol. It was against a hated Phoenix team that had ousted the Lakers in 5 games the previous playoff. In the first round. In a series where Nash, D'Antoni and several other Suns talked a lot of trash.
Kobe was being doubted that he could ever lead the Lakers to another ring.

Then Drew gave Amare a sweet Christmas butt-kicking. Just like Sunday night. Shortly after Kobe back tracked from his summer rant about trading Drew and declared that with Drew, the Lakers were a "championship level team."

The Bynum we saw that Xmas day is the one Laker fans have been waiting for. If we see that Drew on a consistent basis, I truly believe the Lakers can't and won't be beat.

Once there was a man named Andrew...
Many here was convinced he was voodoo...

Some grit he showed in the finals last year...
Even with injury, he showed no fear...

Now surgery was done, recovery on track...
Now witness the kid, while wrecking havoc...

Our offense is nasty, he slams with a growl...
Our defense is smothering with him on the prowl..

The All Star Game is at Staples this trip...
If Andrew don't make it, What a big Rip!!!

The season is young, there is more to come...
The Lakers are gelling, come and have some...

To those who doubted him, I hope you see...
Premature were your words, that was our plea...

For there is no denying the future is bright...
For the man we now call Kid Bynumite...

LEWSTRS

Now, does Leon Wood get fined or reprimanded for his poor conduct?

Posted by: bronxlakerfan | January 10, 2011 at 08:11 PM
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You'd think that there should be some sort corresponding punishment, especially because taking a player out of a game could change the outcome of that game. What do you think would be fair?

Diandra

I just like to point out that speedy guards burn speedy guards and it isn't only Derek Fisher who gets left in the dust. Rose got "him" for 36 the other night, too. Rondo's considered an elite defender, but even he can't keep these guys in fornt of him. That's all.

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I know. I was more or less saying that Aaron Brooks is pretty speedy. Point guards are almost impossible to guard.

KobeMVP888....

I think that Wood should be fined the same $2000 that a technical costs a player. And it should be made public. You're absolutely right when you say that his incorrect decision could have been a factor in the Lakers losing that game. Fortunately, that's a moot point. But, in the spirit of fairness, Stern needs to show that poorly officiated games have repercussions for the referees. He should make their disciplinary process a bit more transparent. Referees have to "respect the game" also.

I'm happy for Ted and all, but, it's beginning to seem like a bit of overkill. They should give the poor guy a chance to breathe for a minute. I wish him all the best, just hope he isn't being setup for a fall.

Sorry, to hear about Matt, tho' I kinda expected the worst. Hope he has a full and speedy recovery and comes back stronger than before.

~

@888: you typed, "...I maintain that Moses is the most underrated center of the NBA's all-time great centers."

Posted by: KobeMVP888 | January 08, 2011 at 09:44 AM


my response: I couldn't agree more. I've been saying that Moses was one of the most underrated pivotmen for years.

~

@LRob: I knew you'd appreciate the Esther Phillips tune. Thanks for that bit of trivia, I didn't know that. She's a phenomenal talent and very underrated,IMHO. More peeps should check out her body of work.

~

For my musical contribution, I'll send these 2 tunes out to all our 'snowed-in' friends in the southern part of the country.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pxvSxv7O8M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLVhlOwJNEc

~



Let's go Ls...all the way to a 3-peat!!!!!


Diandra...

Speaking of Aaron Brooks, he played a great game tonight to help the Rockets defeat the Celtics, in Boston. Brooks made a fadeaway 3 pointer from the top of the arc in that game that was simply Bryantesque. I gotta give Houston a lot of credit. They play as hard as any team in the Association.

Congrats to Auburn...I'm not a big fan of college football, but that game sure lived up to the hype.

Diandra

I just like to point out that speedy guards burn speedy guards and it isn't only Derek Fisher who gets left in the dust. Rose got "him" for 36 the other night, too. Rondo's considered an elite defender, but even he can't keep these guys in fornt of him. That's all.

Posted by: KobeMVP888


Blah Blah blah Fisher...my mother could burn Fisher. Would everyone quit defending this talentless excuse for a basketball player !!!

Congrats Auburn, bummer phred. I was pulling for Oregon!

Blah Blah blah Fisher...my mother could burn Fisher. Would everyone quit defending this talentless excuse for a basketball player !!!

Posted by: S Perkins | January 10, 2011 at 09:16 PM
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She must be pretty quick. I guess your mother could burn Rondo, too. Why don't you call Mitch Kupchak and ask him if he can give her a tryout. The Lakers still have one roster spot.

Repost....

S Perkins....

I watch every Laker game. And record them. Some games I watch multiple times to look at certain things and players. Derek Fisher played a good game last night. Is he the best point guard in the NBA? No. But he brings something to the table that PJ, Kobe and the rest of the team appreciate. Your constant bashing of Fish is tiresome. Don't you ever have some other observations about other aspects of the Lakers' team? Why the fixation on Fisher?

Posted by: bronxlakerfan | January 10, 2011 at 06:09 PM
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Just in case you missed my response to your query "Did I even watch the game"? While you are certainly entitled to your opinion, bashing Fisher seems to be an obsession with you. Question...do you have any opinions about the Lakers not related to Derek Fisher?

Well, Oregon once again lets down the Pac 10 with a disappointing performance in a big game. I think Stanford, with Luck and Harbaugh, would've had a better chance of knocking off Auburn.

Blah Blah blah Fisher...my mother could burn Fisher. Would everyone quit defending this talentless excuse for a basketball player !!!

Posted by: S Perkins | January 10, 2011 at 09:16 PM
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She must be pretty quick. I guess your mother could burn Rondo, too. Why don't you call Mitch Kupchak and ask him if he can give her a tryout. The Lakers still have one roster spot.

Posted by: KobeMVP888


Wouldn't waste my time with Kupchak...he is the same genius that signed Fisher for a 3 year contract when he is already totally washed up !!!!

Repost....

S Perkins....

I watch every Laker game. And record them. Some games I watch multiple times to look at certain things and players. Derek Fisher played a good game last night. Is he the best point guard in the NBA? No. But he brings something to the table that PJ, Kobe and the rest of the team appreciate. Your constant bashing of Fish is tiresome. Don't you ever have some other observations about other aspects of the Lakers' team? Why the fixation on Fisher?

Posted by: bronxlakerfan | January 10, 2011 at 06:09 PM
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Just in case you missed my response to your query "Did I even watch the game"? While you are certainly entitled to your opinion, bashing Fisher seems to be an obsession with you. Question...do you have any opinions about the Lakers not related to Derek Fisher?


Posted by: bronxlakerfan

Will continue to bash him to the charade of starting him has ended. Or until you nuts quit telling me how good and all the intagibles he brings to the table. I know when the Lakers are losing most of the bloggers seem to be more concerned with his ineptness. But when they are winning they don't seem to notice his buffooness !!!

LOL KobeMVP888....

She must be pretty quick. I guess your mother could burn Rondo, too. Why don't you call Mitch Kupchak and ask him if he can give her a tryout. The Lakers still have one roster spot.

Posted by: KobeMVP888 | January 10, 2011 at 09:22 PM

Moms could probably burn son, too! Maybe that's why he hates on Fish so much.

Well, congratulations to Cam Newton and Auburn. Hard to complain about this game, though. It doesn't get much better than that. I'm a little upset about the unnecessary roughness by Auburn players who didn't reflect very well on their team, but it's pretty hard to argue with Cam Newton, who definitely made the difference on any number of plays that I doubt any other player could have made. For once the BCS and the Heisman voters got it right. Great bowl games this year.

EJK- maybe Stanford shouldn't have lost to Oregon by 20 pts, hmmm? And what happened to USC? After the sanctions and rescinded games for cheating, they are going to have about as many bowls wins from the last decade as the Huskies.


S Perkins

Watch these. I deliberately didn't have to go back too far. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SKUUNhSF2k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkwOJSuC8Iw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8C0-8dAx5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRBhle2IX4Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3O7vTDquPs

Posted by: KobeMVP888


Wow highlights of Fish !!! I will post him going up for a jumper the other night and deciding to pass and mising the basket by 5 feet. Or running to half court with the basketball last week. Etc Etc...I can find 9 million clips of his clown play !!!

Most of you think if Fisher plays 30 minutes and makes a clutch basket that he has played a great game. Get a Clue !!!!

I don't really know how one-sided it was. Of course he got hit a few times when he went up for shots but if you look closely, every guy that takes a shot in the middle of the key is getting hit. When they show some of the replays of Bynum's blocks, he's getting a lot of arm on some of those plays, I saw one a few games ago where he didn't touch the ball at all.

Posted by: Bay to LA | January 10, 2011 at 05:26 PM
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I prefer when the refs let the players play through some contact as long as it doesn't effect the shot. But yesterday I believe they let too much go. And yes, it was both ways like you suggested. But in Drew's case, he may have got away with one foul for every three times he was fouled. Like you I Tivo the game and check the replays. However, I've since deleted the game so you can go back and let me know if I'm off base.


I know this is not a popular opinion in here today, but I like Leon Wood and think he does a good job because he'll generally allow a little more contact. I haven't noticed him having a vandetta against the Lakers, but since so many have mentioned it I will monitor him closely. Yesterday he just had a really bad game.


One other thing on the refs...I do wish Kobe would stop trying to force the refs to make a call after he's chewed them out. He can get fouled several times and it's clear that they are not going to blow the whistle in his favor, so he needs to recognize that an adjust his game.

S Perkins....

I don't bash the Laker players win or lose. I may criticize them in a constructive manner, but I try to temper my criticism with the knowledge of how difficult and competitive their jobs are.

Since you think I am a "nut", I will no longer respond to your posts or try to interact with you. Please afford me the same courtesy.

S Perkins

Maybe you can find 9 million clips of his "clown play" but how many players can boast the things I posted? I find it fascinating that you, of all people, can call anyone a clown, no less Lakers GREAT, 5 time NBA champion, #2 Derek Fisher. Watch the clips. See what everyone says about him. People who know.

bronxlakerfan and KobeMVP888...please do this blog a favor and learn a little
about the NBA game before you you try to enlighten the masses about a sport that you evidently know very little about.

Most of you think if Fisher plays 30 minutes and makes a clutch basket that he has played a great game. Get a Clue !!!!

Posted by: S Perkins | January 10, 2011 at 09:51 PM
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I find it laughable that you get so caught up in the practice season that you ignore Fisher's accomplishments in the post-season EVEN as an older, washed up player. Did you see his Game 7 line? Game 3? Since Game 3, when was the last time anyone set a screen for him? Answer: they don't. How many touches does he typically get in a possession after he initiates the offense? Do you think that it's necessary to have a star at every position? What stock do you put in leadership? Heart? Brains? Toughness? Experience? Did you watch him fight through screens for 7 games guarding Ray Allen? What was Ray Allen's 7 game shooting percentage? (36.7%)

Until tonight, I haven't wasted my time responding to your embarrassing posts. It doesn't even matter if you are a Lakers fan or just a troll, you clearly demonstrate an utter lack of understanding of NBA basketball played at the level that the Lakers play it. I know one guy who understands it better than almost anyone, and he's the guy who wears #2 for the Lakers, their sorry, old, slow, washed up starting lead guard and captain, Derek Fisher.

@mclyne – That’s definitely a classic. I knew you loved Stripes, but I didn’t know Jack was your favorite of all time. Good taste bro.


@Lew – nice salute to Bynum


@frmkt – Great selection…no rhyme or reason necessary.


@Diandra – Best wishes on your upcoming semester. Did you submit your profile?


@S. Perkins – Did you submit a profile to MM. If so I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that DFish’s .04 is not listed as one of your memorable Laker moments...lol.


Why does this troll get away with telling other bloggers to learn the game before they try to enlighten the masses? Is that a slap at intelligence or what. You S. Perkins aka DFish should just state your opinion and not attack others.
Justa-The Original One

bronxlakerfan and KobeMVP888...please do this blog a favor and learn a little
about the NBA game before you you try to enlighten the masses about a sport that you evidently know very little about.

Posted by: S Perkins | January 10, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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ROFLMFAO!!! I must say, you are hilarious. Just watch the clips that I posted at 09:46 PM and learn something.

lovin the dfish love going on tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if dfish wasn't a good player he wouldn't be starting for the lakers, and im sure we all know that kobe bryant would make sure of it.

end of it guys, next washed up topic please and thank you

Why does this troll get away with telling other bloggers to learn the game before they try to enlighten the masses? Is that a slap at intelligence or what. You S. Perkins aka DFish should just state your opinion and not attack others.
Justa-The Original One

Posted by: JustaLakerFan

ROFLMAO

S Perkins - Hey let's be civil. The comments are very personal in nature and need to be toned down

bronxlakerfan and KobeMVP888...please do this blog a favor and learn a little
about the NBA game before you you try to enlighten the masses about a sport that you evidently know very little about.

Posted by: S Perkins | January 10, 2011 at 10:04 PM


If you’ve stopped using logic, reason, and evidence to try and win an argument, you should probably just stop arguing.

lovin the dfish love going on tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if dfish wasn't a good player he wouldn't be starting for the lakers, and im sure we all know that kobe bryant would make sure of it.

end of it guys, next washed up topic please and thank you

Posted by: Diandra

thanks Diandra...now that you are involved all the the sharpest NBA minds in Los Angeles are definitely involved

KobeMVP888......

I think it would be safe to say that you and I have forgotten more about Bball than our friend S P will ever know. He has not had one constructive comment in all his posts, and as such is now on my Official scroll past list.

The critics who lambast Phil Jackson for his lack of game-to-game adjustments need to step up to the plate and acknowledge the recent defensive adjustments implemented by the Zen Master.
Switching players on screens not only makes it simpler and easier for the players to play defense but also foils opposing teams efforts to pull Drew and the Lakers other big men out of the paint. You could see the strategy change work last night as the Lakers dominated the paint on defense.
TOM
Posted by: LakerTom | January 10, 2011 at 08:58 AM
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LT we agree about Bynum since he bacame a Laker and always felt he is a franchise player. But we disagree about PJ. He does no coaching but takes the credit. I really hate when peope take credit for work of others. Last year Rambis was here he made a defensive adjustment to throw different defensive look occasionally against opponents which was to play a little zone now and then. PJ of couse took credit. And I belive it was Sam Perkins who made the adjustment to funnel players to the baseline but PJ sure taking credit. Also he threw Drew under the the bus ataacking him for getting T’d up. Maybe PJ should take a T for the team in support. Kobe also jumped on Drew but I think Kobe leads the team in T’s and was ejected also so why say negative crap about Drew?

Justa the Original

@Diandra – Best wishes on your upcoming semester. Did you submit your profile?

I sure did, I hope I wrote it to the write email address! And thank you :)
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thanks Diandra...now that you are involved all the the sharpest NBA minds in Los Angeles are definitely involved

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Good thing I don't live anywhere near LA

Bad Bynum?
Jon K sat next to a guy that knows some guys that have met Bynum and said bad things about him.
Well, I've met him and he was cool enough but it's all about how ya meet famous folk. If it's the right introduction, they don't feel threatened or bothered, most of them are nice enough. If you're lookin' for a normal exchange that isn't all about "them" don't talk to famous types, call your mom.
Kareem was an angry, awkward young man in public, but he could carry a team.
Andrew's got 60mil plus and Playboy Bunnies on his back, which can go to your head, which is meant in the best possible way.
On this vet team, maturity issues won't be issues. Andrew's back, great to see, it changes everything.

Posted by: VMan | January 10, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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I saw were you made note of point taken but gotta comment anyways. There is a difference from confidence and arrogance. Kobe is a good example of this and so is Drew. Kobe says he wants to be best and that is confidence because he backs his words up with action. Kobe came into league confident. I see the same confidence Drew brought but had the misfortune of getting his start with PJ who always tried to humiliate Drew. Probably to break him because he wanted to mind controll him and also he was a Jim Buss pick so PJ wanted to make Kwame the better project and failed miserably.

Justa the Ogiginal

I'm gonna stroll out 'til we get the trolls out.
[dbdh]
Posted by: Don't Blame Del Harris! | January 10, 2011 at 03:07 PM
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Hey Bro don't do that as the Trolls will always be around like flies at a picnic. Don't let them run you out. Your views are always welcome.

Justa the original

The Ted Williams story is a great story. I'm glad the Cavs gave him a job. His spirit mirrors that of the City of Cleveland itself.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

"I prefer when the refs let the players play through some contact as long as it doesn't effect the shot. But yesterday I believe they let too much go. And yes, it was both ways like you suggested. But in Drew's case, he may have got away with one foul for every three times he was fouled. Like you I Tivo the game and check the replays. However, I've since deleted the game so you can go back and let me know if I'm off base.


I know this is not a popular opinion in here today, but I like Leon Wood and think he does a good job because he'll generally allow a little more contact. I haven't noticed him having a vandetta against the Lakers, but since so many have mentioned it I will monitor him closely. Yesterday he just had a really bad game.


One other thing on the refs...I do wish Kobe would stop trying to force the refs to make a call after he's chewed them out. He can get fouled several times and it's clear that they are not going to blow the whistle in his favor, so he needs to recognize that an adjust his game.


Posted by: LRob | January 10, 2011 at 09:52 PM "

I didn't take second looks at any of the Bynum plays but on the "blocks" I saw the Knicks get against him, there was an awful lot going on in there and if there was a foul called, I don't know if the Knicks would have complained much but I didn't see anything flagrant. I've seen much worse go on without a whistle.

100% agree with you on Kobe, when he gets mad about not getting a call he thought he got fouled on, he puts his head down and drives in over and over again with less and less control. When he plays a controlled game and doesn't force things, he is still pretty good at getting to the basket and usually gets the call when there's contact. That's what he needs to do more of. When he plays angry he loses a lot of his effectiveness.

Just because someone has a good voice, doens't mean they're a good person...just my two cents.

>>>Why would any NBA person with half a brain in his or her head stop
>>>believing in all that size, length, strength, youth and talent?

For EXACTLY the same reason they would stop believing in Greg Oden. Having size, length, strength, and talent is worth nothing if you can't actually stay healthy enough to play.

Fortunately, Bynum has managed to stay on the floor more than Oden. If Drew could start playing full seasons plus playoffs with no injuries, I think he could be an all-star regular and could be thought of as a MAJOR contributor to the championships going forward. So far, he's a bit above role player, but not quite up to the level of Kobe & Pau. He's in the mix with Fish and Artest and Lamar.

And if Bynum could stay healthy for several seasons in a row and contribute to two or 3 more rings, then he has the potential to make the hall of fame. But right now it's just that... potential.

I've noticed a LOT this season that both Kobe and Pau have a tendency when they get fouled to go complain to the ref and not get back on defense. I can't count the number of fast breaks teams have gotten against the Lakers because they've got a 5 on 4 while Kobe or Pau is whining.

s perkin i agree with your assesment about fisher his skill
haS DIMINISH A LOTS OVER THE YEARS i think my grand mother
can out shoot and guard better than fisher.(smile).i am hard
on fisher also not that i dislike him.i want the lakers to be
better at the point guard position and fisher just dont have
it anymore and if anyone think otherwise must be missing something or dont understand basketball,i agree we shouldnt
be hard on fisher instead we should fault the coaches for not
playing the best talent players that the coach responsibility
and if fisher is the best tthe team has a problem


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