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Jackson before the game on the possibility the Lakers would make a trade

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"Pau"rtial Re-post:

@ Corner J - I pray this is just a "funk" for Pau. He is too valuable to the team and should not be thought of as trade bait, I agree. Secondly, I grew up a nerd (shock!) but I do not live vicariously through Pau. I've learned to embrace my weaknesses in order to eventually conquer them. Maybe he should try that? Who knows? I wish him nothing but positive vibes and incredible success. Finally, since he is on the Lakers, he is under intense scrutiny. As critical as we are, he should be used to it by now. And yes, we are lucky to have him. Maybe even blessed.

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@ PLG - Excellent "Black Swan" reference! LOL!

@ LRob - Mrs. DBDH = A Keeper, indeed! WOWZA!

@ justa - Snap! LOL!

*group hug*

DBDH!

Silly question:

Is Kobe EVER going to dunk on Snaq in a game? It's on my bucket list along with obtaining a high quality version of "RAD" on DVD.

DBDH!

This is what GM's and basically the NBA fans think of Video game Bumyn!!

Taken from some other Website.

Bynum is a bum... injury prone lazy center... time to trade him. I will even trade him for Brook Lopez from Nets along with some young player.....

Dude, you are dreaming...."even" for Brook Lopez? You couldn't even get Robin Lopez for that fat tub of sheeoottt!


Sad, So SAD!!!!!!!!

Realistically, this could be Reality!!!

** REPOST**

I predict (and I don't do that too much) that this upcoming long roadie will do wonders for this team.

There will be no family distractions, no endorsement obligations. They will have to hang out together, eat together, work out together, etc. One team, one championship.

We will be seeing a totally different public focus from the players. We know the team has a championship goal, but the fans and media will actually start seeing it. I just know it.

Black swans and black mambas all around. Lions and tigers and bears to follow.

Cheers - PLG

Posted by: PsychedLakerGirl | February 02, 2011 at 09:27 AM

I think we need a little Anger Management in here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmv3WlKa6U8

I haven't seen a post by MM yet, but according to ESPN, Artest wants to be traded!

http://tinyurl.com/4tmw5tf


@ 888, Now THAT was FUNNY! Holy Cr@p, Jack is the MAN! LMAO

NEWS FLASH!!!!

BYNUM TRADED TO NEW ORLEANS FOR CHRIS PAUL!!!!

http://tinyurl.com/2g9mqh

Chuck Hayes can't be considered anything without first being acknowledged as being a GROSSLY undersized (6'8" maybe) center. Let's not get too excited about the somewhat gaudy numbers put up by Odom, and especially Ga-SOFT.

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:
LaMARCUS ALDRIDGE

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

Chuck Hayes can't be considered anything without first being acknowledged as being a GROSSLY undersized (6'8" maybe) center. Let's not get too excited about the somewhat gaudy numbers put up by Odom, and especially Ga-SOFT.

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:
LaMARCUS ALDRIDGE

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

I haven't seen a post by MM yet, but according to ESPN, Artest wants to be traded!
http://tinyurl.com/4tmw5tf
Posted by: LongTimeLakerFan | February 02, 2011 at 09:37 AM

Awwwww MAN! It was going to be a nice day here in the blog too. Artest is so emotional, this can be fixed/addressed/patched up. It takes alot of fire to play defense at a high level and Artest being unhappy or marginalized isn't helping.

He's not going anywhere. I think Phil does need to change the way he's interacting with Artest though.

I would rank Cecil's insane comments about the Black Swan and equally absurd trade proposals about as high and this song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeNd0gKH480

I haven't seen a post by MM yet, but according to ESPN, Artest wants to be traded!

http://tinyurl.com/4tmw5tf


Posted by: LongTimeLakerFan | February 02, 2011 at 09:37 AM
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Is Ron-Ron feeling under-appreciated? Welcome to the Big Leagues, Mr. Artest, where champions don't feast off their fat heads when they win a championship. Is this really THAT shocking? Has the pressure of playing with a team that is at the pinnacle of the NBA and wants to stay there really getting to him? I think it's probably just a rumor. Let's hope he can get with the program.

Good Kobe interview – giving kudos to Laker and SA front office, saying the Lakers owe the Spurs one and deferring to Mitch on the whole trade thingy.


@MVP - funny stuff

@PLG - I'm looking forward to the long road trip also. It'll force the team to tighten up their execution or else.

good morning & the win-

a read from Kevin Ding:
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/gasol-286634-bryant-lakers.html

good day-

Pau has the power to put the trade talk away with some improved play, displaying some passion on the court. Yes, it's a proven team and it's still early - but at some point they need to play better as the season ramps up towards the end.

The Pau we saw yesterday was just a glimpse at the 'better Pau' we have seen for the past couple years. Just because I love a player, and being of Spanish descent I love Pau and am proud he's a Laker, I can also keep it real and admit that he hasn't been the same. Therefore, if we can get a scorer like 'Melo and possibly Billups too, address two needs in one and slide L.O. into the starting lineup for Pau, well that improves the team in my eyes since it's CARMELO ANTHONY we are talking about, not some scrub.

Anyways, like I say, Pau could put all the trade talk on the shelf if he keeps up improved motivation/energy/passion/play...

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hobbit: stop trippin'. I didn't mention your upbringing, your family or anything - so don't try to even go there. You aren't going to try to make this into a 'personal' thing. If you wanna claim you are learning the NBA in order to ask probing questions go for it, a lot of bloggers have seen your stuff for years but...

Look, I don't care how you post, whatever. Do what you do. But do you expect that when you are obsessed with a certain other blogger, always nitpicking, always baiting that all of us should just turn the other cheek? C'mon dude, you are better than that! There is little more to some of your posts than to use it as a platform to bash a certain player/blogger. It is tedious as this has been going on for quite a while.

That being said I enjoyed your 6:57am post. If you don't mind me telling you, and don't take this condescendingly, but you are better than harping on certain people/players. Take that as you will, I am no better than you, I am not 'talking down to you' nor 'scolding' you. I'm just saying and I don't pretend as if my words are any more important than anyone else here.

Oh, and as far as defending Luke, for example, obviously you haven't read some of my posts over the past couple of years. Maybe you could put to good use some of those archival skills you possess and find one of the many posts I did just that.


AS ALWAYS - AND FOREVER - GO LAKERS!!!!!!

PS: Henry Abbott is a jerk!

Lakers facing a lot of criticism lately. Some justified and some over the top. Kobe, DFish, Ron, Bynum, Pau...especially Pau. I thought this song was appropriate. MagicPhil you'll like it :-)


Alexander O'neal - Criticize

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CySYwZNH65I

Pyched Laker Girl,

you wrote: for once I read the quotes you included from the KB and Pau and your comments after. I liked your insight this a.m. If you can stick to this formula and stay away from your fellow bloggers - it will do wonders.

I don't like scrolling over any of the regulars but it can be really annoying when guys pick fights with each other trying to dissect individual thoughts.

my response:

Thanks for the critique. I'll give it all the consideration it's due.

Alexander O'neal - Criticize

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CySYwZNH65I

Posted by: LRob | February 02, 2011 at 09:58 AM
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THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!!

What Pau needs is more GROOOOOOOOOOVE!!!!

Kobe made a statement that all you people complaining about his 40 point no assist game should pay attention to...

"Cant get assists if Mu*#$fu*&*#$ don't make shots."

@Mamba - come out from under that snow and holla!


@LTLF - Yes, you Rick Roll'd us...good one.


BTW, Chuck Hayes is officially listed as 6'6", but about 240# (about my present size, although mine is finely tuned in a midsection tire these days. lol) which is why he can push our bigs around with such a low solid base.

repost:

OK, so I just watched my TIVOed game at the end of regulationj to see where this place was that Kobe passed up two opportunities to pass to a wide open LO, but "hogged" the ball anyway. The facts are as follows:

Kobe was just entering his wing move with one defender on him and two playing zone defense in the lane (can we all say 3 second violation!), but LO was not at the top of the key! He was past the 3 point line waving the first time as Kobe STARTED his patented wing drive/pullup/fadeaway shot we have seen him take for many years and make probably 60% of the time. 2nd LO wave time: Now Kobe has continued his move and is now at the block out from the lane about 10 feet and he now has another two defenders (one between him and LO (who is still at the top-center of the 3 point circle) and another coming to double team hard on the top side towards the 3 point centerline. This means Kobe has a choice to put up his jumper fairly open (meaning nobody hanging on him this time) or attempt a pass out to LO way past the 3 point line and over two potential pass interceptor defenders. Even if he gets it to LO there, Houston will close out on LO just because of the distance the pass has to make it to LO. Now what is Kobe supposed to do? Take a 14 foot shot he makes quite often, even though this time nobody was hanging on him, or make a potential disastrous/dangerous pass to LO to shoot a contested 3 (lower percentage odds for 3s folks unless you are Mike Miller or Eddie House or some such 3s shooter) by the time the ball gets to LO? I don't see the arguement about Kobe hogging the ball in that case. Seems to me he took the right course of action for the precise circumstance of that moment in time.

It was one play with LO waving twice. Not 2 different plays, BTW.

Posted by: NuggetsCountry | February 02, 2011 at 09:43 AM

I haven't seen a post by MM yet, but according to ESPN, Artest wants to be traded!

http://tinyurl.com/4tmw5tf


Posted by: LongTimeLakerFan | February 02, 2011 at 09:37 AM
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Is Ron-Ron feeling under-appreciated? Welcome to the Big Leagues, Mr. Artest, where champions don't feast off their fat heads when they win a championship. Is this really THAT shocking? Has the pressure of playing with a team that is at the pinnacle of the NBA and wants to stay there really getting to him? I think it's probably just a rumor. Let's hope he can get with the program.

Posted by: KobeMVP888 | February 02, 2011 at 09:52 AM

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iiikes...

Marc Stein is pretty reliable, he's no Peter Vecsey. He has pretty good sources, so it sounds like this just may be true. His brother Daniel also has served as his unofficial spokesperson at times, basically Daniel doesn't hold anything back it seems, he spills the beans on whatever Ron tells him. But Marc says it's not Daniel saying this, an inside source.

The thing is, like I wrote yesterday, a 31-yr old with a history of issues, who has lost a step on defense and who's offensive game diminishes daily, with 3-yrs/$22-mill left on his contract - that is about as untradeable an asset as there is.

But, if this is true and he wants out, I think it's best that Mitch try to accommodate him. How about trading him for Trevor Ariza? lol...

Cyber,

How goes it?
Nice to see you posting again but I think with this hobbitmage thing you are a little off track.
Ya know, if other bloggers are going to pick on hobbitmage, he has every right to pick back.
Sometimes he questions other bloggers posts challenging what they say.
What's wrong with that?
Absolutely nothing.
After all, some people do say the darndest things, to put it nicely.
They could choose not to respond if they wanted.
My point is, it takes 2 (or more) to have a debate, discussion, argument or whatever.
Some others have been just as hard on him as he has on them.
It takes a while to "get" hobbitmages posts, I mean, it took me a while anyway.
But once you figure him out, he's not as bad as you are making him out to be.
If you are going to 'call him out', be prepared for a discussion and be prepared to have reasons to support what you are saying. I have had some debates with him and as far as I'm concerned, he makes you think and support your position.
I consider that a good thing.
If I were on a debate team, I would want him on my team.

MM,

We all knew Ron was LOONY, but this!

I'm told that there's at least one prominent Laker who hopes he's the guy who gets shipped out in the next 20-odd days.

One source close to the situation insists that Ron Artest wants out.


If you want out then get the H{ll out!

We don't want you/we don't need you!!!!!

Before things get really out of hand, remember this...

The Gasol Trade of '08 came out of nowhere. Total shock.

Most of the proposed/imagined/ridiculous trade scenarios involving the Lakers throughout the years have almost never come to fruition. Free agent signings are different, i.e. Snaq, Artest, Barnes, Fox, etc... but "blockbuster" trades or other such deals are usually kept under wraps until they are finalized.

Typically, the more noise that is generated, the lower the chances are that the deal will actually happen.

In closing, the more noise the better. Bring on the Spurs!


DBDH!

Ron wants out?

I really hope this is NOT true.

Cuz that would suck. Especially at playoff time.

Laker Nation loves you RonRon!!!

Ron wants a trade?
Why is this not a surprise.
They better fix him, or get him gone.
Ron's just not feeling loved.
Phred?
Where are you Phred?
Ron needs your help.

Exceptions to the above mentioned "rule":

1-2-3-Cancun!

The Ceballos Family Vacation in Tahoe.

That kind of noise generated a ticket out of town.


DBDH!

Art: supsup Art! Hobbit isn't a bad dude, I've been reading his stuff for years.

Fact is, he lives in the NorCal vicinity of LakerTom, and since he tried to physically challenge him a couple months back, well he really should leave the whole LakerTom obsession alone. Debates are one thing, challenging him or threatening him are another. I happen to be a big LakerTom fan - but would call out ANYONE trying to elevate something into personal terms, real-life challenges. I don't want to see that happen, the physical threats and challenges. That dragged me into this thing in the first place.

Anyways, I respect what you say and hear what you're saying. I don't want to bring down the blog. I happen to like his posts, wish he would give up the negative obsessions, but hey, whatever. I'm not going to change him, but he really does need to give up the obsession with LakerTom though.

- - -

LAKER TRUTH: I hear ya. Got it. I don't want to bring down the blog.


AS ALWAYS - AND FOREVER - GO LAKERS!!!!!!

>>>@LTLF - Yes, you Rick Roll'd us...good one.

Hey man, any time the trade talk gets all riled up, it's like shooting fish in a barrel. Mitch & Phil's comments just made it easier (like shooting STONED fish in a barrel).

BTW, Bynum for Chris Paul is as ludicrous as most of the other trades proposed here. To be honest, I think the Lakers would do it if New Orleans was willing to take a risk on Bynum and CP3 was willing to sign an extension. But I don't think either of those things is the case. If CP3 leaves, it'll be on Bosh-James terms (leaving when his contract expires), or on Melo terms (force his team to trade him). And Bynum's going to have to stay healthy for a full 82 + playoffs season before anyone would seriously consider him as a worthy trade piece for ANY All-Star, let alone the best PG in the league.

What's up guys?- Lakers win a gut it out game.

I finally got into Paramedicine school. I'm going back to college to be the best Paramedic I can be. I feel awesome right about now.

Ron Ron is like TO you get one good year out of him and then it's time to trade him.

@LTLF... Now that was pretty mean... but funny I have to admit. First posting the Ron article, which I clicked on and found to be real, followed up by the Drew post, which I was almost scared to open.
............................................................
TOM

The Lakers play better without Bynum. He's just taking the space that Pau use to maneuver and make some good passes. When we started 8-0 who do we have ?Lamar in the place of Bynum. When we won back to back championship did we need Bynum then. Three-peat can still be possible if we trade Bynum, Fisher, Walton and Artest before it's too late. Mitch do it now for the sake of us all the Lakers fans.

I agree about Hobbit. The man keeps you honest and will seek information until he has a solid sense of what you are saying. I have grown to appreciate his posts and what his posts eventually do. In my opinion, that's:
1) Think before we post
2) Keep the "Selling" of an idea at a minimum

Personally, I don't like people "Selling" me continually on a concept, player, etc. Reminds me of the time I was asked to lunch by a guy I knew and when we are at lunch, he proceeds to sell me on Amway. I spent an hour with this guy and realized he was just trying to make a living and doing what he felt he should. But I am a salesman and I can tell you, capturing an audience and selling them on something they do not want is .... poor salesmanship.

There are people here that bring an agenda to the blog when they post and I think it cheapens things. Posting it once is fine, but Over and Over and Over. That bothers me.

Actually, I think that Hobbit has made things bearable for me.

Ron is virtually untradeable with his current play and all of that time left on his contract. Realistically, the only way to get it done is to trade a very good player like Odom for a player that is just decent and then forcing them to take on a contract of a player like Ron. He has negative trade value.

I wonder if Mitch's comments, he's usually so reserved, is due to Ron Ron maybe expressing to him he wants out?

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DBDH: 1-2-3-Cancun!
The Ceballos Family Vacation in Tahoe.
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LOL that cracked me up.


AS ALWAYS - AND FOREVER - GO LAKERS!!!!!!


Ron A's got adult ADD. He's also a carrier of Artest Deficit Disorder which is contagious as we all know.

If he wanted a trade at 9:30 PM he probably wanted to be a Laker for life by 10:30 when he hit the clubs.

Go Ron, GO Lakers

Oh Ronnie,

I had always thought that getting Ron on this team would be good for the Lakers. I was hoping that the Lakers would have gotten him from Indiana after the "incident" , but I guess Ron had to prove that he could refocus on basketball. By doing so we got Artest's older/slower version of his former self. However, we did still get the mentally fragil Artest.
While Phil could have done a better job in managing Artest's personality, Ron has done very little to help his own cause by bringing the spotlight on himself through much mental health propaganda, and not so much because of his basketball contributions.
Artest is dubbed as a tough defender, but he primarily gambles on steal attempts. When was the last time you saw Ron beat an opponent to the spot and take a charge? There is no question he has slowed down, maybe due to injury, maybe due to age, maybe both.
So if he wants out because the temperature in the kitchen is rising, then I say get him out, because it's only going to get hotter come playoff time.
The ball is on the Laker's court on this one, or maybe on Phil's court, if Barnes was healthy now, maybe they'd grant Ron his wish. I can think of three guys that I would like to see him be replaced with, but they are all long shots to say the least, because I don't think any of those teams can benefit from getting Ron Ron.
1. Wilson Chandler
2. Trevor Ariza
3. Michael Beasly
I wish Sasha was still around to serve as true trade bait.

sean - CONGRATS!!

LTLF,

You bum!
When I clicked on that link I was fully expecting an article about the Bynum trade.
You got me hook, line and sinker on that one.
And the increase in my heart rate means I don't need to exercise today, well, not that I would anyway, so tatnks for the exercise.
Excellent timing, good job!

http://www.schmuckreport.com Perspective from the Cheap Seats

check it out, tell me what you think

If you want out then get the H{ll out!

We don't want you/we don't need you!!!!!

Posted by: Mr. Laker | February 02, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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I don't know if Ron said he wants out or not. But I'm curious did you say the same thing when Shaq requested a trade? How bout Kobe?

MM: Please make sure to ask Ron Ron if the rumors are true!

- - -

Laker J: What up? I think ALL Laker fans would have to admit that Ron Ron has slowed more than anyone could have expected.

I remember him being the most dominant single player the Lakers faced during the playoffs a couple years back when they played the Rockets. When he first signed he was never that player, I think he was too afraid to walk on eggshells. He started easing in towards the end of last year, but I don't know what has happened since then. He's really slowed up on defense and his shot is sporadic at best.

Of your list of players I'd take anyone of them. We may have no choice but to take someone with some baggage though, maybe OJ Mayo, Tayshaun Prince or even a Mo Williams (as 888 says, he stinks! lol...). Another few guys rumored to be on the trading block are Gerald Wallace and Captain Jack for the Bobcats as are Jose Calderon and Andrea Bargnani of the Raptors.

I hope though we could get it cleared up with him though first, see if he's serious about it.

BTW: Good thing you didn't make the trade with Brandon, LaMarcus Aldridge gave you a 40/11 game last night!


AS ALWAYS - AND FOREVER - GO LAKERS!!!!!!

Ha Cyber,

I wasn't going to talk to you after the beat down I endured from you last week. You talked the talk and you walked the walk. Now I'm going against Justa, an opponent I'm all too familiar with, well at least one I know I can beat. :-)
Obviously, the situation with Ron is just a rumor for now, but if it materializes to be fact, Unhappy-Ron is not the player you want to keep on the team. The Lakers would still need a tough defender for the playoffs or a prolific offensive threat that can hit the three. We'll have to wait and see.
Very true about Aldridge, he has been on fire lately. I wish I knew you needed a point guard when you dropped Tyson Chandler, I had Stuckey on my roster just before that, and I would have made that trade. Oh well. Good luck the rest of the season!

Ron-Ron reminds me of Bruce Banner/The Hulk.

He used to be this ferocious, dominant, explosive beast on the court when his mental state was not under control.

Now, since his meds seem to be working better and he can control his emotions more effectively, he is relegated to staying in Bruce Banner form.

I want the Incredible Hulk version of Artest, not the feeble, shy, wimpy Bruce Banner version!

The problem is, I'm not sure if he wants to be the Indcredible Hulk anymore.

They don't necessarily need to trade Ron for a starting caliber SF. They have Matty Barnes waiting to heal...all they would need would be a decent sub off the bench.

Rasual Butler anyone? He's barely played in like 3 months. Sounds like the Clippers are keeping him off the floor, maybe trade bait?

Anyways I'm going to a Clipper game tonight. Time for a battle of the Rookies of their Years, D. Rose and Blake Griffin.

Laker J - huh?? I guess we'll see, pilgrim....

If Lakers want a trade to just to get better and price is no issue...
They need another unselfish player who will push the tempo...
Get an unselfish player who doesn't have any stats to show for but makes the WHOLE a lot better...
Get Greivis Vasquez for a trade of Ebanks who is Rudy Gay Clone with a lot of upside. Rookie for a rookie. Either that or they need to start practicing how to pass the rock once while driving to the rim! Emphasis on dragging the defense. Practice this Fisher!!! I'm talking to you!!!

@ LROb,

Don't be curious anymore,

I was the fan with the Laker bulldozer pushing Fat Shak out of Laker Land!!!

And it was different with Kobe because the organization sucked wind at the time and wasn't telling him Kobe anything!!!!

If you don't want to be here/We don't want you or need you!!!

Dump Psycho Ron and his Dumb Ass Brother,

BandWagon!!!

>>>>@LTLF... Now that was pretty mean... but funny I have to admit

Yeah, it was a tough call whether to make it Bynum or Pau that got traded, but I thought Bynum would be more plausible, so I'd catch more fish.

reeelin' `em in.

Posting it once is fine, but Over and Over and Over. That bothers me.
Posted by: JohnnyV | February 02, 2011 at 10:45 AM
Response:
Can you give an example of selling over and over? Are you alluding to Bynum's potential?
Posted by: OldHippy | February 02, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Hey Good Morning "OldHippy".
I can yes, but I respect the blogger/bloggers and don't want to bash or instigate. Interpret my comments as a guy that appreciates the function Hobbit serves for me, that's all.

All the people involved are good guys and I have hopes that we can all learn to respect and appreciate each other.

To: Don't Blame Del Harris!
"Silly question:

Is Kobe EVER going to dunk on Snaq in a game? It's on my bucket list along with obtaining a high quality version of "RAD" on DVD."

What a dumb comment, grow up man and don't ever forget to respect the great players, and what they did for our team when they were playing their best years!

Laker Shaq

agreed 100%

Bynum last year, this year pau, little respect for such important players in Lakers in three years, other teams there is more respect for their great players

Kobe made a statement that all you people complaining about his 40 point no assist game should pay attention to...

"Cant get assists if Mu*#$fu*&*#$ don't make shots."

Posted by: LongTimeLakerFan | February 02, 2011 at 10:07 AM

_______

That was great, wasn't it? That's just Basketball 101. It's at around the 3:00 minute mark for those of you who might have missed it.

GO LAKERS & IN BUSS WE TRUST!!

Congratulations and Good Luck,Sean!!

I haven't seen a post by MM yet, but according to ESPN, Artest wants to be traded!
http://tinyurl.com/4tmw5tf
Posted by: LongTimeLakerFan | February 02, 2011 at 09:37 AM

Awwwww MAN! It was going to be a nice day here in the blog too. Artest is so emotional, this can be fixed/addressed/patched up. It takes alot of fire to play defense at a high level and Artest being unhappy or marginalized isn't helping.

He's not going anywhere. I think Phil does need to change the way he's interacting with Artest though.

Posted by: JohnnyV | February 02, 2011 at 09:45 AM

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RA later said he did not want to be traded but JohnnyV you are so right about PJ.


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