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Those going to the Lakers-Clippers game tonight that drive a Honda can avoid the hefty parking fees at Staples Center and L.A. Live. SoCal Honda is offering free parking at a 100-car lot on 926 James M. Wood Blvd, located on corner of Georgia Street and West 9th Street beginning at 5:30 p.m, a So Cal Honda spokesperson. They don't plan to hold any more events for Laker games this season, but acknowledged possibilities in the future. The map above shows exactly where you need to go.

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan talks to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about Andrew Bynum's progression.

--NBA.com's Steve Aschburner lists Kobe Bryant in third place in the MVP race.

--Bryant talks about playing for Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski with Team USA in the video below.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr has an interesting slideshow on Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian visiting South Coast Plaza.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding breaks down the rest of the Lakers' schedule. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky focuses on Bynum's return.

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe talks with Jerry West about the labor situation and the Lakers.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Stephen A. Smith looks at who the Lakers should worry about in the Eastern Conference.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights Bynum's return to the lineup.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell talks with Basketball Jones' J.E. Skeets in his latest podcast.

--Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel talks with John Calipari on how he almost landed Bryant when he coached the New Jersey Nets.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz argues Bynum needs to learn from his suspension.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Saurav A. Das previews the Lakers-Clippers matchup.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano believes Bryant should be on first team All-NBA.

Tweet of the Day: "So was Shannon Brown's shooting in Nov, Dec a total fluke?" -- ZachLowe_SI (Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I think some of the disconnect is that people might be expecting Stern or Jackson to look at this from a Lakers fan's perspective, meaning Bynum needs to be tough, Beasley was talking a lot and had it coming, so just move on. The league is *supposed* to be impartial and rule in the best interest for the league and the players involved. I think they did just that and if anyone ever commits a similar foul on a Lakers player, I think we all want them to face similar punishment." -- Bay to LA

--Mark Medina

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Bay to LA,

It should have been a one-game suspension. Period.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Enough of the blog infighting already! Geez, you guys (and gals). It's cool to disagree, but the constant back-and-forth bickering, name calling, and general whining is ridiculous. Don't like a particular blogger's point of view? Use the damn scroll wheel on your mouse.

It's time to band together and help propel our team toward victory, toward #17, toward destiny. It's time to close out the regular season strong, move into the post-season with swagger and momentum, get set to hang that beloved banner in June.

Go Lake Show!

Posted by: Mark Medina | March 25, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Regular Season Police - You have multiple handles. I checked your IP address.

My last post clearly says I post under multiple handles, mainly 2. If a blogger wishes to know the other handles, I will tell them if they ask. The long timers probably have guessed by my writing style.

That's a hint from a post from me talking about one of the reasons why I love this blog

@MVP888

Had nothing to do with your opinion about the post besides maybe your choice of words. It is the atmosphere you created in here with some arrogant childish rants that have turned me off to this blog that I have enjoyed for 3+ years. All day all the time like it matters what you think more than anyone else.
The most ridiculous of all is the fact that you (a lawyer) thought PSP’s handle should not be allowed because if offended your convictions as a Laker fan? I do respect the law profession, but no self-respecting hard-core professional lawyer that I’d want to work for me would spew some of the childish arrogant (well maybe arrogant) back and forth banter that doesn’t really matter all day long. You know why? Because it is a time consuming profession of highly educated motivated persons that would never stoop to arguing about petty things like blog handles.
Though I do respect some of your bball insights, the atmosphere of this blog makes me want to go somewhere else to feed my Laker addiction. There is no other word to describe it except for Dorks!

Nice of Honda to let their premises used as free parking, is there any catch to it? Either you're hooked to trade ur car at the parking lot or a segway to donate it to Japan Fund they'll provide u free shuttle to bring you home. Match the generosity of Pau by donating ur pricey possession.

What do the Clippers want to achieve from this game tonight? To embarrass their neighbor as if they won the Championship game. How will the Lakers lose? By treating the Clips lightly and depend on Bynum big time. Like when Magic Phil go on vacation for two days, he is expected to finish all other jobs. What will Bynum do in return? Clothesline someone as a payback not a Clipper but a Laker. haha!

Bay to LA,

I agree with your RCOTD, the last sentence especially, except if the same thing is done to a Laker I want a 1 week suspension :)

@Bay to LA - congrats on the Friedman. You know the strangest thing for me in reading all of the comments are the ones that said Beas "deserved" it because he was talking trash. Possibly injuring someone for trash talking? Whatever happened to just outballing him, pointing to the scoreboard...and saying SCOREBOARD?


@MVP –Regarding Laker Melody post, but actually Pau’s Memphis team was swept three straight years. Thus his playoff record prior to coming to the Lakers was 0-12.


there's no disconnect here.
i don't want other teams killing "my guys", but suspension or no suspension, it won't fix anything after. if a guy has a pattern of hurting others, then some kind of punitive action is called for. otherwise, it's a physical sport that has contact in it. that's why there are fouls called. if the refs are consistent and call the game cleanly, there's less likely to be trouble. since there are grown men playing the game, stuff will happen from time to time, and occasionaly someone will get hurt. sport is not safe, and there's no reason it should be. don't read too much into my words, i'm not calling for mayhem. i'd rather that the game and the culture don't become sissyfied. i don't like how people's survival instincts are being removed in favor of institutional reliance, both in sport and every day living.

To all,
Is there a streaming site to watch the game?

I hope the Lakers keep up the intensity tonight. No time to relax.

Some tweets are confirming The Hornet's worst fears.....

@jadande Worst fears realized: RT @ATWhoDat: Terrible news. RT @JimmySmithtp: Sources say David West has torn left ACL and is out for season. 19 minutes ago

Really bad news for New Orleans. West was screaming in pain after coming down wrong following a ferocious dunk. That was gut wrenching to hear and see. Shame.

Chicago has a good chance of losing tonight when they face Memphis at home. If the Bulls lose and the Lakers win
tonight, both teams would have 20 losses, second lowest total in the league. Make it so.

GO LAKERS!!
17 IN '11!!

MM,
When is Ebanks due back from his injury?

@ChicNstu – the Smith…yes a great welcome back song for Drew

@Jefe – Zep in the house. Nice!

@mclyne – A2 and Nirvana – I like.

I consider myself a huge Laker fan. I thought the Bynum foul was excessive and dirty. I thought he deserved the 2 games if not more. That is not the way to play the game. Tough but not dirty is the way to go, IMO. I hope the big fella learns from this. He seemed a bit defensive talking to the media about it, which is understandable.

To all,
Is there a streaming site to watch the game?

Posted by: Justa (formerly JustaLakerFan) | March 25, 2011 at 01:57 PM

You can watch games on sportshunter.tv

@Justa - Ebanks has worked on his shooting after practice. The Times' Mike Bresnahan reported earlier this week that he could return to practice by next week
http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketball/nba/lakers/la-sp-lakers-triple-overtime-20110324,0,2152195.story

Not to beat a dead horse,but a previous blogger mentioned Bynum reacting late and trying to protect himself.I also think it looks worst than it was an the refs/league are very inconsisteant.Case in point Kobe's 2 suspensions a few years ago.Anyhow we all know Bynum's been injured alot,and despite evryone rewatching the incident in slow mo,there's really only split seconds to react.I am not saying Bynum is thinking about getting injured all the time,but he has to be thinking about it some of the time.Everytime he jumps to close to a player(teamate/or oppossing)I cringe.even looking at that play Bynum could've landed funny.Anyhow only God and Bynum truly knows what he was thinking in those few seconds.at the end of the day I understand for safety purposes and for making the league overall a sissy,uh I meant safer league.I would just like to see some fairness dished out though(like when players in green sling the opposition into the scorers'table......

- NBA4Ever, well said. Attack the argument, not the blogger.

- It doesn't matter when Ebanks comes back because Phil will continue to give his son, Luke, minutes over the promising rook. ***sigh****

- I hope the Hornets stay at #7 in the West. They will be the easiest first round matchup, by far.

- Bynum statistically had the best game of his career against DeAndre Jordan a couple seasons ago, going for 42 pts and 15 rbs. Jordan held his own with 23 & 12 with 4 blocks, missing only one shot. This will be a fun matchup.

- The only way Kobe wins another MVP is if the media runs out of excuses to not give him one. In other words, it ain't happenin'.

BronxLF - that's terrible news for the Hornets. I hope DWest a full recovery.

@MVP888

Had nothing to do with your opinion about the post besides maybe your choice of words. It is the atmosphere you created in here with some arrogant childish rants that have turned me off to this blog that I have enjoyed for 3+ years. All day all the time like it matters what you think more than anyone else.
The most ridiculous of all is the fact that you (a lawyer) thought PSP’s handle should not be allowed because if offended your convictions as a Laker fan? I do respect the law profession, but no self-respecting hard-core professional lawyer that I’d want to work for me would spew some of the childish arrogant (well maybe arrogant) back and forth banter that doesn’t really matter all day long. You know why? Because it is a time consuming profession of highly educated motivated persons that would never stoop to arguing about petty things like blog handles.
Though I do respect some of your bball insights, the atmosphere of this blog makes me want to go somewhere else to feed my Laker addiction. There is no other word to describe it except for Dorks!

Posted by: NBA4ever | March 25, 2011 at 01:07 PM
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Then please scroll past me if you don't like my style or just leave here if you don't like the atmosphere. Calling me a "clown" or a "schmucky lawyer" is a hell of lot worse than any neagtive "atmosphere" you errantly believe I create in here. There was absolutely nothing in my post in that thread that should have been bothersome to you. It's obvious that you didn't even read it and simply reacted by the mere fact that I posted at all.

Tell me what is any different from when I voice a strong opinion as opposed to this opinion of yours:

"Anyone who doesn’t think Bynum deserved to be suspended needs to take the homer glasses off."

Your words are probably stronger than mine and can be interpreted as trying to "impose your opinion" on others. You call anyone who doesn't agree with you a "homer." Frankly, it's a lot better to be a "homer" than constantly ragging on the players, head coach and GM of our back-to-back championship team. Pardon me if I find that mindset to be personally objectionable.

The naysayers in here create the negative atmosphere that you oppose, not me. They are relentless with their disrespect for the team we root for and there is nothing wrong with standing up to them, whether they are trolls, posers, fans who think they know more than the professionals who run the Lakers organization/dynasty or just unappreciative fans. Please don't blame it on me if they go ballistic.

I'm still waiting for an apology for your accusations and name calling. They were both out of line. They were personal insults against me both as a human being and a professional. I deal with "schmucky lawyers" all the time and I can tell you that I'm not one of them. Besides, bringing up my profession is completely inappropriate anyway and you know it.

GAME TIME!!!!!!!!!!

Lets show the JV team what we're made of.

Are we seriously moderating comments again? This irritated me to no other last time and I stopped coming on the blog until it was removed.

See ya guys later.

How will DWest injury impact the Lakers?

NO is currently the 7th seed. They'll probably drop to 8th and maybe even fall out of the playoffs (they have 2x games left with Phoenix and Memphis, 1x with the Lakers, Dallas, Houston and Portland). have to fight just to remain eligible for the playoffs. Thus, it pretty much guarantees that Memphis or Portland will be the 7th seed and play the Lakers in the 1st rd of the playoffs.

Pau is a class act.

I didn't like the foul and wish that Bynum had played it better. At the same time, if you decide to run at full speed, leap into the air, and smack into a brick wall, you are going to get hurt. From the way Odom and Barnes reacted, I would say that Beasley did or said something to warrant what happened. Bynum could have just raised his arms and he still would have stopped him. He wanted to send a message. We are not soft. You will not drive through Bynum. If you try, you may wake up in the hospital. In the eighties, this would have been a simple foul. A two game suspension was out of line. Beasley played in the next game. Throwing Bynum out of the game was enough. If Beasley hadn't fallen so awkwardly, we wouldn't even be having this discussion. Bynum was the gentlemen and texted the guy that he hopes he was OK. That was enough. Kobe gets smacked around like that on a regular basis. Kobe knows what happened better than we do and he supports Bynum. That is good enough for me.

Odom is at the top of his game and has turned into a leader. I loved the way he stepped right in after the play and was like, “If you have anything to say, you can say it to me.” This is the kind of play that builds team chemistry – binds them together as brothers.

Game Day Baby! We Got This!

Go Lakers!

I am a Lakerholic.

My Teachers are gathering. I have to admit that my heart is beating faster.
My blood is beginning to sing.

then I read this:

...
I'm still waiting for an apology for your accusations and name calling. They were both out of line. They were personal insults against me both as a human being and a professional. ...

Posted by: KobeMVP888 | March 25, 2011 at 03:04 PM

then I read this:

Hypocrisy is the act of persistently pretending to hold beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities, or standards that one does not actually hold. Hypocrisy is thus a kind of lie.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypocrisy


things that make you go hmm ......

And on that note, I'm outta here. *chuckle*

PSP - I usually just scroll past your posts, but I have read enough to know that you repeatedly say that you post under only one handle. MM just said that you post under multiple handles - something anyone with half a brain already knew. This sir, makes you a liar. I don't mean to say something negative about another blogger. I am just calling them like I see them.

@Bay 2 LA: Congrats on the Friedman.

I agree we want similar treatment if one of our players gets fouled that way. Problem is that it's happened in the past without the same treatment.

For example, Kobe got clotheslined by Raja Bell in the playoffs. If you look up in the archives, I posted a link a few weeks ago stating the possible blunt force trauma from being clotheslined (including death from airway damage). That foul was at least as dangerous as, if not more dangerous than the foul on Beasley.

That said. It's over. Drew paid his dues and the Beast is Unleashed Once More!

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Since my DSL was down this morning, I didn't post.

Here's some Paulinho da Costa for LRob:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2mWkpdG76k&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QxipamBbxw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

GO LAKERS!!!!!!

KOBE BEAN BRYANT IS "THE LOGO OF PROFESSIONALISM!"

"AND THE BEAST, AND THE BEAST, YEAH THE BEAST IS BACK!"

- NBA4Ever, well said. Attack the argument, not the blogger.

Posted by: LAKER TRUTH | March 25, 2011 at 02:46 PM

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For the record, I didn't "attack" ANYONE (not even close) in the post that NBA4Ever commented on, yet he called me a "clown" and a "schmucky lawyer" without apologizing. So please tell me who "attacked the argument" and who "attacked the blogger."

@KobeMVP888
Like I said it wasn’t that particular post besides the comment directed at MM about “Bynum is no dummy and if you think he should simply be a ___” It sums up a lot of your post and banter. I do think you are intelligent by the depth of your post, it’s this bring it on attitude and relentless arguments about what? Don’t you get enough of that with your day job? I apologize that I pointed you out because you are not solely to blame. What bothers me is the people who come to your defense as if you and your demeanor were innocent, you fan the flames constantly. I should leave? I think I’ve been here a lot longer than you have.

As far as the chicken littles who constantly attack the team and think they know more than Phil and Mitch well I completely agree with you there. I have never constantly criticized players over and over. Do I wish the Lakers would have never signed Luke for 25 years? Yes! Do I get down on Fisher’s horrible shooting and ridiculous drives to the basket? Yes! Do I think he is the glue, the voice of reason, clutch, and much more than statistics? Yes! Do I think Kobe needs to stop forcing up so many shots and going into hero mode when we don’t need him to? Yes! Do I think that he is the G.O.A.T? Yes I do right there on the same level as Magic & MJ! Those naysayers don’t need to be fed over and over, they win they get the attention they crave and don’t deserve.
I never called anyone who doesn’t agree with me anything. “Homer” may be the wrong thing to say, but how can anyone who saw that play think he didn’t deserve to be suspended? What if that was KG doing it to LO?

I don’t hold grudges so I apologize and want to move on. I don’t scroll past bball knowledge or opinions because that is what I love and crave and I believe you bring something. The back and forth, but mostly wanting the PSP handle being banned was what I thought was ridiculous, this isn’t a forum for lawyer strategies of arguments of who was right or wrong. Whoever says bring it on is just plain silly.

Like someone said in here yesterday. Anyone who shares a passion for the greatest sport in the world is alright by me, even Simmons the Laker hater green weenie.

"Express yourself completely,
then keep quiet.
Be like the forces of nature:
when it blows, there is only wind;
when it rains, there is only rain;
when the clouds pass, the sun shines through."

From "Tao Te Ching"


@KOBEMVP888….. Hey, I’m happy with Pau the way he is, which is occasionally soft. Playing with Kobe has helped him a lot but he’s who he is, still the best power forward in the league and a perfect fit for this Lakers team. Wanting Pau not to be soft occasionally is like wanting Kobe not to take a bad shot occasionally or Lamar not to make a dumb play occasionally. They are what they are. It’s like wanting Drew to suddenly forget he is a great offensive player and focus almost exclusively on defense and rebounding. Wait a minute. Isn’t that just what we say happened? Good God, what’s next? Pau working out this summer and coming back as Blake Griffin? Kobe deciding he is tired of scoring and deciding to become Magic Johnson for the rest of his career? Strange events in Lakersville for sure.
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@HUMANOMALY…. Good take, Howard. I agree Pau needs to dunk the ball rather than throw up a weenie shot and hope it goes in. It’s not a case of power dunking like Shaq or Drew but quick dunking. When Pau is playing aggressively that is his best offensive weapon in close. I also expect Pau to be better defensively as we head into the home stretch. I’d like to see him finish the game with 3 or 4 fouls to show that he was making the effort on the defensive end. It’s not Pau’s nature to do the dirty work but he can when he puts his mind to it, which is what he usually does when it counts.
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@TOM DANIELS…. That Coach K post was too funny. Who knew that you were just as funny as you were smart and articulate. I had never thought about the Carolina – Duke situation but then I hate anything ACC anyway. And it’s good to see a post that is not berating some Laker player or blogger. No matter how you try, some names just get ruined as you go through life. For me, it’s Lana, who is one of our IT consultants, who used to be Alan, or something like that if you get my drift. That’s the image that jumps to the front of my mind whenever I meet a Lana. The little twists that make life.
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@LROB… Thanks for the link to the story about centers. It really is a shame about Greg Oden. You would have to think that the emergence of Drew as a defensive and rebounding monster might effect what the Blazers decide to do. Other teams in the West especially can’t count any longer that the Lakers will fade as Kobe gets older. Now they have to adjust to the reality that the Lakers just might have a second franchise player in Drew who could continue the Lake Show dominance of the West. I predict the Blazers will not only make a qualifying offer to Greg but sign him to a new contract.
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@VMAN… The Blog Pound. That’s the first time I’ve heard that one. Too perfect for what seems to happen around here. That will hopefully all change with Game Day. Time to give the Clippers a lesson about basketball in Los Angeles. I’m looking for Drew to be a Beast tonight and the Lakers to continue on their quest to win out the season. Start the 24-1 post all-star game bandwagon because we’re going to finish the “practice” season on a 16-game win streak and the playoffs with a 32-game streak. That will put some exclamation points on Phil’s Last Stand and the Lakers winning their 17 title.
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@MM…. It’s great that Pau is going to donate $1,000 per point but do you realize that even if Pau scores 30 points and donates $30,0000 that that is like an average Joe making $50K donating $10? And Drew’s loss of $250K for his suspension is just like you or I getting a parking ticket for $100. Think about it. Drew can buy a new Ferrari for what is about $100 to you or me. That’s too much. Bottom line, it’s mind boggling just how much money these guys are making for playing a game. There are sons making more in a single game than their pioneering fathers made in a whole year.

We will also have to disagree on the issue of whether Drew was misguided. You said: “But whether Bynum wants to admit it or not, he'll need to learn from this quickly. Other opposing players will surely test whether his bolstered toughness is legitimate.” Wrong. Because of this incident, opposing players will be LESS likely to want to attack the rim when Drew is in the game. Right or wrong, the net effect of the incident will be more fear and fewer attempts to attack the rim. Most players shy from situations where there is a risk of a hard foul. Even more so if they perceive a risk of injury.
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TOM

Considering that the Lakers will probably finish second in the West, how do you think a potential matchup with the now David West-less Hornets turns out?

More importantly, does Memphis gain ground on the Lakers due to the injury? I'd much rather see NO tha MEM in the 1st round, West or no West. Memphis could easily score the 7 seed in the next two weeks. They're on a small 3 game win streak, and seem to be surging at the right time.

Lastly, too bad about West, though.

DBDH!

Hi everyone im new here and I've been a laker fan for 20yrs

To all,
Is there a streaming site to watch the game?

Posted by: Justa (formerly JustaLakerFan) | March 25, 2011 at 01:57 PM

p2p4u.net works well, you'll need to download a vshare plugin if I remember but it's a great site for sports games. I watched all my Ram games for free last year and used it for Laker games before I bought league pass.

Another important game tonight against the Clip's...got to put the JV team in it's place! GO LAKE SHOW keep the pressure on the rest of the league...they are starting to crack!

"It's time to close out the regular season strong, move into the post-season with swagger and momentum, get set to hang that beloved banner in June.

Go Lake Show!"

Posted by: The Outlaw | March 25, 2011 at 01:00 PM
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Now that's what I'm talking about!! If there ever was a season that meant anything, it's the remainder of this one. This team is playing for HCA in The Finals and nothing else matters at this point except for winning every contest leading up to the playoffs, then they will take care of the rest. Remember: this is Phil's last dance with The Lakers and a chance for an unprecedented 4th 3-peat with two different teams, one in each conference. He's a Mad-Man!

The competition is in the EC - because we're all assuming that The Lakers are coming out of the West - where Chicago holds an ever so slight lead on our Lakers for 2nd best record in the league. A lot of games tonight that can dictate where the Lakers will finish: Orl, Chi, Bos & Miami are on the docket tonight. We want them to lose!

Oh yeah… Don’t forget that we still have to keep Dallas in the rearview mirror. Lots of drama for the rest of the “practice season,” so let’s enjoy this final push. Once The Lakers grab the 2nd spot in the league, their motivation will increase another notch, just wait and see.

"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!!

Truth - It may have been a technical issue. I apologize for the inconvenience, but feel free to post and I'll let it go through.


@KOBEMVP888….. Home sick today and if I hadn’t been, I could never have caught up. I just loved your response to MM regarding Drew being misguided. Your points about Drew’s intelligence and not acting like a pussy made perfect sense. In a way, I agree Drew knows he was in the wrong but he also knows that a big part of intimidation is fear and the hit on Beasley will be remembered by all. You’ve got a great basketball mind, counselor. It’s a pleasure having you back online. Keep it up.
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@NBA4EVER… Classy move. MVP has definitely made a genuine effort to tone down the fire so as to keep the vibe positive. It also helps that the team is playing great and the future is ours to grab. Anyway, thanks for doing your small part to keep things humming and happy. My respect to you..

As we head into the stretch run, it’s time to focus our karma and will our team to win this season for the ages. We’re all one family and passion sometimes runs astray but in the end we all want the same thing – to revel and enjoy another great Lakers championship. Just win out the regular season.
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@BAY TO LA… Congrats on the Friedman. Well deserved. We may not always agree and at times I’ve thought you were being too negative but I’ve learned that’s just your point of view and don’t let it color the intelligent commentary you make or my respect for you as a great blogger.
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TOM

NBA4Ever

Apology accepted.

As for this:

"Like I said it wasn’t that particular post besides the comment directed at MM about 'Bynum is no dummy and if you think he should simply be a ___' It sums up a lot of your post and banter."

That was not directed at anyone. It was just my opinion and I don't see anything wrong with that, but if you do, then perhaps there is. MM holds a different opinion, but it certainly was not directed at him. Words and emotions are easily misunderstood in here and you either misinterpret what I say or buy into the rhetoric of some of the more self-righteous bloggers. I know you view me in that light. So be it; I can't and won't try to alter your opinion of me. I am passionate about my opinions and I am both proud of and comfortable with my knowledge of the NBA ad the Lakers, both from an observational and historical standpoint.

Oh, and yes, the PSP handle should be banned. He is there for the sole purpose of causing exactly what you resent in here, which is to harass me. Rarely did he show up when I took my hiatus. He clearly doesn't grasp the concept because if he did, he wouldn't go there. Regardless, you are entitled to your opinion on that, but his explanation of the use of that handle is both a sham and a lie.

"Posted by: Kobeayashimarue | March 25, 2011 at 04:55 PM"

and I know that you don't believe in No Win Scenarios....man, I can watch that movie every few days, that is one of the great scenes when the young spock, tells the young kirk that "you, of all people should know that a captain cannot cheat death".........that interchange was epic.....

Also Home sick tonight!!! (work nights) LOL!!!

LakerTom, Drew has a pretty tuned up BMW M6, it started out white, had carbon fibre hood put on, body kit, engine work, it's pretty fine, interior work....He does have to contort to get into it....he also has some American new muscle cars, .... about the money that he doesn't get...I wonder where does that go???? Does Buss just not have to pay him??? If so does it not count against the cap??? If so, he should have Caracter and Joe Smith out there Mchaling people.......the amount of 500 thou does sound like alot, but in terms of 1/41 st of your annual salary...it doesn't sound that bad.....

Saw a clip of free parking for Honda's in a lot, a block or two away....not sure if they do it all the time but Clipper's are Porsche advertised, and you could get your Porsche Valet parked (1st 100 or so)....I don't go to Clipper games, and I wouldn't bring my Porsche...that's why I have other cars....and no, I am not bragging, I am being realistic....hey, that's what this blog was about and no comments, bad choice MM, giving Honda advertisement, those cars will probably be vandalized as Hondas and Toyotas are highly vandalized cars.....

@ NBA4ever and Kobeayashimarue -Thank you for the links much appreciated.
@MM Thank you for the Ebanks update

Hi everyone im new here and I've been a laker fan for 20yrs

Posted by: luis | March 25, 2011 at 04:24 PM

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Welcome Luis to Laker Nation

What a beautiful activity there - I saw another site what it is all not pleasant
In any case, thank you


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