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Lakers Roundtable: The Times' Mark Medina and the Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry discuss Lakers-Thunder matchup

Among the highlights of my conversation with the Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry

-- Mayberry breaks down Oklahoma City's trade that sent Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic and the Clippers' 2012 first-round draft pick to the Boston Celtics for Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson.

-- Mayberry explains how the Thunder would match up with the Lakers in the NBA playoffs.

-- Mayberry explains why Oklahoma City has its hands full against the Lakers, especially considering that Perkins is not expected to play for another two to three weeks.

-- Mayberry predicts where the Thunder will finish in the Western Conference.

You can follow Mayberry's work at the Oklahoman's website and on Twitter.

-- Mark Medina
twitter.com/latmedina

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Is it too late for the caption contest?
‘Mmmmmm, championshippy…’
Maybe not.

63- Good profile. That is a really creepy picture though.

Tax Analyst- Are you new? Well written, but if you are in fact a rookie you now have to tell us exactly what you think about Luke Walton. Ok, that’s hazing, never mind.


IT IS ALL ABOUT THE LOVE

GO LAKERS!

LRob

clarification
MM wasn't on the Mike & Mike in the Morning Show.

they just dropped his name which was cool

the link was just for fun, the MTM show's theme song seemed perfect for the occasion, glad you found it funny.

It was either MTM or a link to the song "looks like we made it" by Barry Manilow

LRob

clarification
MM wasn't on the Mike & Mike in the Morning Show.

they just dropped his name which was cool

the link was just for fun, the MTM show's theme song seemed perfect for the occasion, glad you found it funny.

It was either MTM or a link to the song "looks like we made it" by Barry Manilow

Call it intuition, but the blogger Tax Analyst might not be as new as some of you think.

Troll Man- Probably not, given the tendency of previous useurs de nom de clentures, but he does write better than most previous entrants. My guess is it involves Practice Season Police or The Triangulator, but not LAKER TRUTH.

On the other hand, who the (&*# can keep track? He wants to rebrand and say he's new, as long as he is nice and plays by the rules, it's cool. Cause it is all about the love.

Maybe it's FARSIDE. Or SASHA V. Jeez, the philosophical implications boggle the mind.

THE LOVE IS COOL UNLESS YOU MCHALE THE BLOG AROUND

THEN THE LOVE WILL SIMERS YOUR VAN GUNDY UNTIL IT &^%$IN BLEEDS. IN A LOVING SORT OF WAY

IT IS ALL ABOUT THE LOVE

AND THE HOSTILITY

GO LAKERS!

Troll Man- Doc River's opinions, it's you, isn't it? AAAAAUGGGHHHH!

Nah, whatever. Jeez, the internet messes people up. Imagine a scene of public debate in Athens circa 400 BC- Socrates- and so I gladly drink the hemlock, see that one dude about the rooster;

[guy who looks a lot like socrates] ; Hey, I'm new here! How do y'all feel about me corrupting the youth of y'all's city state!

[another guy] Hey, Hitler started with corrupting the youth of city states!

[another guy] You (*(.

Ah, whatever.

phred,

understood, except for that socrates and everything else stuff

Troll Man- Fair enough, but don't say I didn't try to get you into the classics.

LRob, Mcynne, (I think) - Major Props on the Sublime- A great band

My Gershwin Sampler-

Sublime-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayE6Shlv598

DJ Jazzy Jeff& the Fresh Prince


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayE6Shlv598

Miles Davis, Porgy and Bess.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N090STP

Troll Man- honestly, I don't know, was that you? Who was it?

I love this Blog

We got MAMBA,
We got LEWSTRS,
Chain smokers and boozers
We got JUSTA,
And CAP’S GOOGLES,
We got LUCKY BARSTOOLS.
JON K and LROB, plus a poster who’s GOD.
Mmmm, I LOVE THIS BLOG.

We got EDWIN,
COMPLEX BROTHA
Die-hard fans and motha …..,
We got UTZWORLD ,
We got PHRED’ers
Early birds and all-nighters,
And the faithful retell stories of Laker logs.
Mmmm, I LOVE THIS BLOG.

Chorus
I love this blog.
It's my kind of place.
Just clickin' through the comments puts a big smile on my face.
We have some Trolls.
Treat em like dogs.
Mmmm, I LOVE THIS BLOG.

Hey laker land. Amirite in thinking that nate robinson is minus a player, when hes on the floor its 5 on 4. did anyone watch him play in the finals and stuggle not to burst out laughing at his quality of play and decision making ?

so if anything OKC get weaker

Phred

You lost me, was what me, Tax Man?

I could never write paragraphs that long without double spacing

Mmmm, I LOVE THIS BLOG. Posted by: singing in the rain | February 27, 2011 at 03:59 AM
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Get out of the Rain!! Get out of the Rain Right NOW!! You'll catch Pneumonia!! Now I know I don't have to say it but....OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!!! Carry On!! BUT NOT IN THE RAIN!!!!

THEN THE LOVE WILL SIMERS YOUR VAN GUNDY UNTIL IT &^%$IN BLEEDS. IN A LOVING SORT OF WAYPosted by: phred | February 27, 2011 at 01:57 AM
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OH SWEET JESUS!!! Now Phred this is simply AWESOME!!! WOW!! Phred is back with a VENGENCE!!!! GO PHRED, GO PHRED!!!!!!!!!!

Thunder s/b more legit than ever going forth

Troll Man- Beats the heck out of me.

There has been talk, the Thunder will be the new elite in the West. They point out how young and athletic they are. They highlight their young stars, led by Durant, Westbrook and Ibaka. They say they are quick run and gun team, with deadly shooters...They say they are EXCITING to watch...

But you can keep all that, and I will stick with my Lakers...

We are not the new and up and coming...we are the reigning...
We might not be young...we are battle tested, proven and were on a mission...
We might not be exciting with the triangle...but when we execute...there is nothing prettier...
We don't have a future like Durant...but we have the Black Mamba, who is still writing the present, which will be the measure of the future...
And exciting...nothing more exciting than Kobe releasing the Mamba, with the scowl, and the look...while he brings us back, closes the game, or wins it with the last shot...

All the other teams in the West is talk...Our Lakers is reality...

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

Morning Laker Nation,

Checking in for a quick game day drive by. Lakers got this today. Four in a row. Although it won't mean much since OKC will be without Perk and haven't had time to gel with their new mates yet. Enjoy the game.


Lee

I think OKC did well to make the trade for it gives them a 5 to play some half court D, but they're a runnin' team (I have yet to see OKC have a half court slow-down offensive system that doesn't look like more than a schoolyard pickup game: "give it to someone and see what happens") and I don't see Perk helpin' with that. He may not have to if he's strong on the defensive boards and has a quick outlet pass. Is he? Does he?

I think it's a wash. Now if they'd gotten Dwight Howard, that would've been a nice fit. Or Melo... oh, wait... that's what we were supposed to do! :)

All the other teams in the West is talk...Our Lakers is reality...
Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...
#17 Coming Up!!!

Posted by: LEWSTRS | February 27, 2011 at 07:05 AM

Crowns, I mean Lakerholics you're talking PAST, try being in the MOMENT, the Thunders will dethrone this under achieving team. Today's game will give you a little closer look into to future, the Lakers start a new losing STREAK. It's a real possibility they can lose the next 5 out of 8 games. Just Sayin....but hey it's only PRACTICE when you LOOSE.

WHAT MANNER OF MADNESS IS THIS BLOG GOD???? TO TRY TO SNEAK THE PROFILE OF THE MAGNIFICENT 63 FOOTER PAST MAMBA24!!!!!!! YES, YES YOU’RE Still batting a THOUSAND!!!!!
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Well as I live and breathe, The Flesh made whole. The Legend at last having his day in the sun!
Well God%%$$#@!@!!!! It’s about Freakin time!!! Laker Nation was about to start a “NO 63 FOOTER PROFILE NO PEACE!!! BANDWAGON . But the Basketball Gods, in their infinite wisdom after gracing us with the Mind bending Triumphant of ; Phred, Justanothermambafan and WesjoeNixon, now adds the capstone to this. Ladies and Gentleman, Laker Nation I present…..63 FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTER!!!! HELL YEAH!!! Man, if I just had a few of your memories to look back on, but you have all these memories…Magic, Worthy, Wilt…FREAKIN WILT!!! Shaq! *sniff* *sniff* You’re too good for us 63 Footer!!! And yet you manage to stay humble while at the same time being entertaining and funny as hell. Damn man show me the contract you signed with the Devil. No one…NO ONE should have such a wonderful life!!!!! The Laker Nation is indeed a better place for having you as a member and I would like to thank you 63 Footer for granting Laker Nation a little slice of insight into the life of a great LakerHolic and Great Human being. Oh yeah, after your great profile this sounds weak as hell but…OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!! KUDOS!! Get down 63 Footer with your Bad self!!!!!!

This was such a well-informed, well-written piece that I'm going back and reading everything


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