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Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Charlotte Bobcats

59436136--The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains the Lakers' decision not to pick up any players on the waiver wire.

Bresnahan will also have a live chat here at The Times' Lakers blog Friday at 2:30 p.m.

--VideoNuze's video industry analyst Will Richmond writes an op-ed piece in The Times that criticizes the Lakers' Time Warner deal.

--The Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell believes the Bobcats will struggle against the Lakers this time around.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding highlights Phil Jackson's plan to talk to Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak about possibly adding another player from the waiver wire.

--Ball Don't Lie's Eric Freeman believes Kobe Bryant should've been more sensitive to Turkey's history vis-a-vis the Armenians before accepting an endorsement deal with Turkish Airlines.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky muses over Matt Barnes' belief that the Lakers do have a switch, which directly contradicts the assessment from Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant that there isn't such a thing.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin provides updates with the Lakers' plan with their roster and on Matt Barnes' first full practice on Thursday.

--The Dallas Morning News' Eddie Sefko highlights Dirk Nowitzki's belief that the Lakers are still the team to beat.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford noticed somebody wrote "Happy Valentine's Day" in big red letters on a whiteboard inside the Lakers' practice facility, a clear reference to the team's 20-point loss that day to the Charlotte Bobcats.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details the Lakers' progression on defense.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz wonders why the Lakers can't beat the Bobcats lately.

--Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap offers quick-hit thoughts on various Laker topics.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano wonders how important it is for the Lakers to have the second seed in the Western Conference.

Tweet of the Day:"Vibe feels good for Tex Winter to gain the Hall of Fame. So hard to trust politics. Won't believe it til I see it. Shoulda happened long ago" --- lazenby (Longtime Lakers author Roland Lazenby)

Reader Comment of the Day: "The Lakers shouldn't be mad at Charlotte. The Bobcats did what they were supposed to do. The Lakers should be mad at themselves for not competing in the Charlotte and Cleveland games and going on their All Star break 2 games early. "I thought our players really quit playing out there on the floor," Jackson said. "It was a game they didn't continue to compete. That bothered me." Bothered me, too. I hope the Lakers take care of business on Friday." -- bronxlakerfan

--Mark Medina

mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Charlotte point guard D.J. Augustin scoops a shot past Lakers guard Kobe Bryant in the first half of the Lakers' 109-89 loss Feb. 14 to the Bobcats.

 
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AW HELL YEAH!!!!
RCOTD = BRONXLAKERFAN = OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!! KUDOS!!

Lakers prepare for Charlotte, LAKERS PREPARE FOR CHARLOTTE??? They can prepare my Bobcat with a side of coleslaw and a vodka/percoset combo!! Oh hold the Pickles!

"Mamba24 was a piss poor Marine. Carry On!"

No such thing. That is, unless you had difficulties buttoning your fly. LOL

GO LAKEERS!!!!!!

That is, unless you had difficulties buttoning your fly. LOL Posted by: The Triangulator | March 04, 2011 at 11:10 AM
WTH??? ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bronxlakerfan - congrats on the Friedman! Well-earned.


@BRONXLAKERFAN ... Congrats on the Friedman and excellent points. Lakers should really be mad at themselves and not the Bobcats but any motive to play better this time works for me.
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@MAMBA24... For some reason, I find it hard to believe that you were a “piss poor” Marine. It’s always a pleasure to log into the blog and be greeted by the Game Day Roll Call and Prayer.
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TOM

@Bronx LF – Congrats on RCOTD.

@Jefe – coming back “Hot”, welcome back and enjoy the game.

@Triangular – Thanks for Dizzy and the insight.

@Mamba – I hadn’t heard that OJay’s before. Good one.

Mornin' CRUE! No time to post, but had to do a quick fly by...

GAME DAY BABY!!

bronx FTW!! Good stuff, my friend. I hope they pound those little Thunder Cats into bloody pulp tonight. :)


Ok - there was a great comment on the Forum thread some of us inhabit, regarding the Meltdown in Miami last night, and I had to share.

Courtesy of Loso: "When will LeBron decide to take his talents to the 4th quarter?"

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


GO LAKERS!!!

Catch all y'all tonight on the RC!!

OK, I know Fisher is and will be the starter for the rest of this season as well as the playoffs, so I'll ride with him too. But there's some thing I gotta know before I commit.
Fisher loyalist say, Fisher is great and just wait for the playoffs. That's where Fisher will show his worth and excuse season upon season of embarrassing ball.
Ok, I'll give in. I'll excuse his regular season play too.

But my question is this......Starting the playoffs, should I expect Fisher to double his stats? Should I expect 4 or 5 assists per game, 6 to 8 points per, hold his man to under their career hi's or at least under 20? I mean this will be *The Playoffs*, where Fisher shines. Or do I wait for *clutch shot* only?
I don't know, you guys tell me. What should I expect?

Btw, I'm not sure what Fisher's regular season numbers are, but the numbers I put up there can't be too far off doubled.

Good cop/bad cop

Good fan/bad fan

Good Stephen A. Smith article. Sounds like Rick Carlisle is getting slightly cocky.
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"There's been a lot of talk about LeBron [James] in Miami, Derrick Rose in Chicago. Boston is obviously real, real tough. So is Orlando, and now you have Carmelo [Anthony] in New York with Amare Stoudemire. But Tim Duncan is still around. So is Manu Ginobili. "There's [Nowitzki] and Jason Terry and Jason Kidd with us. We're tougher, more athletic and hungrier than we've been in the past, in my opinion. And guess what: We're not the only ones. As far as I can tell, this league is as wide-open as it's been as far as I can remember in recent history, and quite honestly, I'm loving it. We're looking forward to it."


http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/columns/story?id=6179119

I dont know if this has been posted yet. RIP Wes Leonard.
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/03/04/michigan.basketball.death/

I don't know, you guys tell me. What should I expect?

Posted by: Magia32 | March 04, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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There are no guarantees. You're either rolling with the Lake show or not. The goal as a team is a chip and if Fish is not up to delivering in the playoffs I think PJ will decrease his minutes.

Congrats "Bronx..."
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Courtesy of Loso: "When will LeBron decide to take his talents to the 4th quarter?"
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Posted by: justanothermambafan | March 04, 2011 at 11:39 AM

LMAO!!!


Bobcats, Spurs, Hawks, Heat, Mavs & Magic - definitive games that will have the entire league talking about the Lakers if they sweep this schedule. 4-2 will be acceptable as long as those losses come from the "Cats & Birds” and I argue that they have to win the others.
But honestly, there's no reason why they can't put these last 6 games in the "refrigerator." This team needs to prove to themselves that they have broken out the can of "whip- @$$” and in doing so, the Lakers will be inside every team's head, especially the Mavericks! They still have to contend with their "one and done" performance in the playoffs.
Rest assured these upcoming games are going to be playoff caliber. Starting with Charlotte which is coming off a horrible loss and a game behind Indiana for an 8th seed and then the schedule hits high gear because these are all teams that believe they have a legit shot at a championship – Atlanta excluded – but as we all know, beating the Lakers is added incentive for every team to bring their “A-Game.” Let’s hope the Lakers are focused enough, care enough, healthy enough and are good enough to meet the challenge!
Let’s Get It On!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4DlfEQ7cyk
"Everything about the Lakers is geared toward winning playoff games. It's what they do." J.A. Adande

"Even when we didn’t make the playoffs, I thought we'd win the championship." Dr. Buss

Go Lakers & In Buss We Trust!!

OK one Final time, One Final Song to that Blushing, Beautiful Woman that I Love with all my heart and Soul, Yes, Yes, Yes, this is to...Justanothermambafan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js5MG-13Phw&feature=related

@Magia:

Fisher Season Stats

MPG: 27.4
FG%: 39.1
3pt%: 39.8
FT%: 87.3
RB% : 1.9
APG%: 2.7
PPG%: 6.7

antyfed is frmkt... multiple personality disorder... i forgot my meds!

WOW!!! Freudian slips are a Biatch!!!!!

"OK, I know Fisher is and will be the starter for the rest of this season as well as the playoffs, so I'll ride with him too. But there's some thing I gotta know before I commit.
Fisher loyalist say, Fisher is great and just wait for the playoffs. That's where Fisher will show his worth and excuse season upon season of embarrassing ball.
Ok, I'll give in. I'll excuse his regular season play too.

But my question is this......Starting the playoffs, should I expect Fisher to double his stats? Should I expect 4 or 5 assists per game, 6 to 8 points per, hold his man to under their career hi's or at least under 20? I mean this will be *The Playoffs*, where Fisher shines. Or do I wait for *clutch shot* only?
I don't know, you guys tell me. What should I expect?

Btw, I'm not sure what Fisher's regular season numbers are, but the numbers I put up there can't be too far off doubled.

Posted by: Magia32 | March 04, 2011 at 11:41 AM "

It's clutch shot only. Contrary to popular belief, his playoff numbers are pretty similar across the board to his regular season numbers.

In the playoffs, a lot more games will be close down to the wire so a 1-5 shooting performance that would be ridiculed during the regular season will be considered heroic in May and June.

I sleep in after trying to medicate the flu out of my system and wake up to find that I have been awarded Lakersblog's ultimate award! I am humbled...many thanks to all for the kind words!

LEWSTRS checking in for Roll Call...

Mamba24 - Thank you...

bronxlakerfan - congrats on the RCOTD...

jefe101 - great to see you back...

LRob - this one is for you....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVNlG5cZyQ

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

@LRob...

Interesting article by SA Smith....yes, the NBA is very competitive this year. Stacked with contenders at the elite level and there are no easy games on anyone's schedule.

Carlisle has every reason to feel confident about the Mavs. They have been playing very well and execute beautifully on offense. I use my League Pass subscription with a particular emphasis on keeping tabs on the serious contenders in the Association. The Mavs have been as good as anyone.

But....and this is a big but, the Mavs and a lot of playoff "contenders" cannot draw on the experience of being NBA champions. Among the serious teams vying for the title, only the Spurs and Celtics have won it all in the recent past.

The Lakers are in good shape. They've got to finish the season strong and create the best possible seeding for themselves. After that, it coms down to playing the games. The Lakers have been ther and done that. I really like their chances this year, as well.

@ LRob, Lewsters - thanks for the love! Psyched for Barnsey's return tonight!


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