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Rival centers and the Lakers title run

Shaqbynum Anyone looking ahead to a Lakers-Celtics rubber match in June should know that Shaquille O’Neal turned 39 on Sunday.

Yes, Shaq, is the NBA’s oldest player. When Celtics GM Danny Ainge traded Kendrick Perkins to the Thunder he also rolled the dice on Shaq standing up throughout the playoffs.

Granted, there are no back-to-backs scheduled in the playoffs, but it’s still a long slog to a title. Last spring the Lakers needed 23 playoff contests to win it, and they played 23 games in 2009. Other recent title runs: the Celtics’ 26 games in 2008, the Spurs’ 20 in 2007, and the Heat’s 21 in 2006.

Of the eight plausible title contenders, only the Heat lacks a meaningful center. For the other seven teams, most rely on centers who have carry medical concerns.

Let’s start with the Bulls: Joakim Noah, in his fourth season, looked like an All-Star till he went down and missed 30 games for thumb surgery. Last season he sat out 18 games.

Celtics: For the Shamrock’s, Shaq has laced them up for 36 games and missed 25 — and counting — with knee, hip and Achilles woes. This season Shaq’s PR for consecutive games played is 16.

Lakers: Andrew Bynum at 23 is the youngest of this group. He played in all 23 playoff games last spring, though mostly on one leg. He played limited minutes in their 2009 title run, and missed 21 playoff games in 2008.

Magic: Dwight Howard is Superman, missing three games in seven seasons.

Mavericks: Tyson Chandler, 28, has anchored the paint for Dallas and missed but three of their first 57 games. Now, he’s sat out the last two with a sprained right ankle. Chandler knows downtime: missing 31 games for Charlotte last season, and 36 games for New Orleans in 2008-09.

Spurs: Tim Duncan reaches the NBA’s antique threshold when he turns 35 in April. Wise Gregg Popovich has reduced Duncan’s court time to a career-low 29 minutes.

Thunder: Perkins has yet to play for OKC. He missed 43 games for Boston after reconstructive right knee surgery, then played 12 games and averaged 8.1 boards, bruised his left knee two weeks ago and was traded.

My wager is the last team standing in June is the one with a starting center still able to power up and down the court on two healthy legs.

--Barry Stavro

Photo: Shaquille O’Neal fouls Andrew Bynum in the Lakers-Celtics game at Staples Center in January. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

 
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Kraken Released

Now if we can only get out of that Christmas Day game . . .

"Shaq’s PR for consecutive games played is 16"

I think that's enough said.

However, I do feel that Shaq will do everything within his power to show up should the Lakers and Celtics meet in the Finals.

And, how sweet it would taste to defeat them this time around. I think it would be the greatest EVER

Kraken released.........as in release it so we can kill it? Or like the Lakers are the kraken?
Just wondering because the Kraken always seems to get killed in movies.

LINE OF THE DAY...

Yesterday Mark Jackson get's the line of the day...After the Lakers started dumping points on the Spurs...

"It like the Heat's big brothers came..."

Mark referring to the beat down Spurs put on the Heat, and the Laker's coming in to get payback for their little brothers...the Heat...

ROFLMAO....

Mark G,

Nice song selection to the Heat this morning. So I’ll follow your lead with one of my favorites that Fergie took all the way to the top in 2007.

Big Girls Don’t Cry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agrXgrAgQ0U

LRob - I was never a proponent of trading Pau...for Melo or for anyone...

Pau Gasol is just as important as AB, if not more...

In fact all the trading talk in here was ridiculous...

If everyone was just patient...they would realize this current unit has all it takes to go all the way again this year...It was just a matter of when our team decided to play...

Just my 2 cents...

LEWSTRS

>>>"It like the Heat's big brothers came..."

LOVED that line. It was a ROTFL moment.

@Hyacinth Rosales – I enjoyed your post.

@Lakerholic – nice post. And thanks for owning up.

@Tom Daniels – good point about the coverage in the San Antonio Express. Also, let’s not forget to give coach Carlisle his props. Chuck said he was also heavily influenced by him.

@Regular Season Police – cool Ozzy.

@Lew – very appropo selection of Boy George remake. I also got a good chuckle out of that Mark Jackson comment.


@ChicNStu - We know everybody wants to rule the world…but only the Lakers can…haha.

Also, thanks for shedding light on the young man (Wes Leonard) that died after making the game winning shot the other day. What a tradegy. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Lew,

I didn't say you were a proponent of trading Pau. You have been unwavering! Like Kobe when Matt faked throwing the ball in his face...you haven't flinched!

Okay, so a re-cap for all the people who were crying their eyes out in the blog on December 26.

Win in December = okay... whatever. (i.e. Miami over the Lakers)
4 game losing streak in December = bummer, whatever. (i.e. Lakers end of Dec)

Statement win in March on main opponent's home court = good (Lakers > Spurs)
4 game losing streak in March to your likely playoff opponents = BAD (Miami)

Now you see why I wasn't worried when the Lakers lost on Christmas. With this team, I was confident they'd eventually all wake up, have a big plate of flap jacks, and come out and kick some butt. On Christmas, they were all playing like they were still in their jammies with visions of sugarplums dancing through their heads. Now they look focused, alert, and ready.

In December most people thought Miami looked like a favorite to win it all. Now most people doubt they could get past the Magic or Bulls, let alone the Celtics.

In December, some doubters thought the Lakers were through. If I remember right, SEVERAL people were posting here that they were a first round exit (and that was even posted by non-Celtic-trolls). Now the Lakers have beaten the Bulls, and thumped the Spurs and Celtics in San Antonio and Boston.

Don't call it a comeback, `cause they were never really gone.

To each his own, but to talk this much smack about a team struggling right now....means you guys care too much about them..... Have the Heat arrived?

So the title on ESPN's home page is "The Crying Game" and it's a picture of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James looking very whiny at the ref.

Not sure if the writer saw the movie by that name or if his reference was intentional...

I guess Wade thought he was hooking up with a man.

>>>To each his own, but to talk this much smack about a team struggling right
>>>now....means you guys care too much about them..... Have the Heat arrived?

And to prove it they're here?

Actually, feel free to claim they've "arrived" when they're cutting down the nets in June some year. Until then, they're just pretenders.

I think they may actually make it there, though it may have to wait until Kobe retires.

Magia32

Kraken was meant as a metaphor for either the Lakers, or the monstrous potential of Drew's game . . .

So yeah, killing it would be bad in this situation . . .

To address crying in the locker room, the Heat have started a new campaign. Instead of FAN UP MIAMI it's now MAN UP MIAMI. Beer commercial to follow.

Wasn't there a country song, "Ronnie makes your white shirt brown"?

Oh wait, no. That was "Donuts make my brown eyes blue."

:-)

Tim-4-Show

I was going to give a citation to the Crying Heat but it was such a pathetic sight that I left the pathetic scene with the same feeling I get when only issuing a warning to a speeding motorist who cry their eyeballs out for fear of losing their license to drive.
I'm such a softy.

Great game by the Lakers. Let's hope history doesn't repeat itself though. The last great game was the win over Boston and looked what happened after that. Hopefully they will stay focused this time.

Pau Gasol is not Center, not PF, he really play at the point. Bench D-Fish and play Pau as starter Point Guard. This should be the new starting five:

Pau Gasol
Kobe Bryant
Ron Artest
Lamar Odom
Andrew Bynum

Pau Gasol is better point guard than Magic Johnson for sure.

Speaking of losing a license to drive....what was that last second drive by Lebron yesterday??

Ricky,

you are being given a citation for reckless comments.

Our new defense guru Chuck Person said "the main guy in our defensive scheme is Andrew Bynum." That is the genius of his scheme to make Bynum as the "main" defensive guy. I just hope Bynum can realize his ultimate contribution to his team is to play defense not offense. Once he gets that and stays healthy, he will bring more championships to the Lakers.

I'm gonna say it again, I can't believe the Lakers won to rings with Gasol playing the center position. When we see Bynum patrolling the middle and banging, it's like oh ya. Then Bynum goes to the bench and Gasol steps in and it's like YIKES.

Regular Season Police:

Why?? Pau play point guard here in Barcelona many years. He is perfect for the job (great size, great passing abilities, great mid and long range, great IQ) He has great ball handling too. The Pau´s real position is PG. Trust me, Pau at the point is a formidable player.

Barry,

I enjoyed your summation on the center situation...but what's up with the photo?

Pau Gasol is like the Great Magic Johnson. He can play all-around. He is a big guy with "point guard" abilities. He can play al the point, shooting guard, too, Obiusly he can play C and PF. No doubt about that: Pau is the "Los Angeles Lakers" best player in this current dinasty. In the close futur, Pau should be in the same Kareems and Magics level.

Pau Gasol = Magic Johnson.


Pau Gasol = Magic Johnson
Kobe Bryant = Byron Scott
Lamar Odom = Big game James
Derek Fisher = Coop
Andrew Bynum= Shaq (Kareem is another history. Only Pau Gasol is in the same Kareem´s level playing Center position)

Pau Gasol = Magic Johnson
Kobe Bryant = Byron Scott
Lamar Odom = Big game James
Derek Fisher = Coop
Andrew Bynum= Shaq (Kareem is another history. Only Pau Gasol is in the same Kareem´s level playing Center position)Posted by: Ricky | March 07, 2011 at 09:36 AM
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GOD@@@!!!!!! GivE it to him!! Give it to him RIGHT NOW!!!
RCOTD = RICKY = OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!

Laker fan-

Congrats on winning the WCF yesterday. I guess I didnt get the memo that the "practice season" had ended and the Playoffs had begun!

Only Pau can play the 5 positions as Magic. Andrew Bynum is the perfect fit for the C. As Magic, Pau could play at the point, shooting guard, PF and C. Bryant playing the "Byron Scott" role, this Lakers team should be unstoppable.

Duncan has really struggled this season vs. the Lakers....kudos to Drew & Pau:


Duncan vs. Lakers 4pts/6reb/.6 blks and 19%fg

Duncan vs the rest 13pts/9reb/2blks and 49%fg

Mamba,

You held it down strong yesterday. You asked about my selection b4 Friday game. Did you see it? Anyway what you got today?

Hey Mamba24. You are o.K.? I hope so.

Hey Bro, I cant see the last Pau´s game vs. Spurs. Can you tell me what he did?¿ Some times is difficult take control of Lakers games from Spain.

Ricky,

Your ticket has been upgraded to a gross misdemeanor which is punishable by extreme ridicule, questions of manhood, and sanity.

breaking news, Pau Gasol just reported a stalker, Riccckkky???

To LakerTom.

Congratulations to Andrew Bynum. He finally understand his role in this team: Rebounding, schoot blocking, defending and patrolling the paint. As I have said many times, Bynum should play the "Roberto Dueñas" role (former F.C. Barcelona center with Pau playing PF) Now, we can see the real Bynum´s potential and obiously, the REAL PAU.

To Regular Season Police.

You has absolutly disrespectull guy. You has a different opinion?? O.K. what this it??? My english is absolutly pathetic but your comments are absolutly "naifs" Show your BBQ opinions, bro, and respect the others.

To Regular Season Police:

If you are 12 years old, please, dont try to interacting with me.

Congrats on winning the WCF yesterday. I guess I didnt get the memo that the "practice season" had ended and the Playoffs had begun! Posted by: 131-92 | March 07, 2011 at 09:44 AM
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LOL!!!! Yes that's a kind of tricky thing 131. Sometimes even a Laker fan, yes a LAKER FAN finds it hard determining when the Practice season ends!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!! OK now I think my Hometown Bulls gave the final push to the Heat so there should be no reason that we won't be seeing each other in June. Now please, PLEASE!!!! Tell the Lunatic not to screw this up sir!!

Posted by: LEWSTRS | March 07, 2011 at 08:37 AM

if my memory serves me right you have been one of the TRADE wagoneer and now all of a sudden you hop on Drew bandwagon.

@Ricky, Ricky you deserve the RCOTD!!! These folks have been holding back your Genius for far, far to long and it is time for not just Laker Nation but the world to recognize it!!!

Posted by: Ricky | March 07, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Wow, I have never see Ricky get upset.

"Ricky,

Your ticket has been upgraded to a gross misdemeanor which is punishable by extreme ridicule, questions of manhood, and sanity.

breaking news, Pau Gasol just reported a stalker, Riccckkky???

Posted by: Regular Season Police | March 07, 2011 at 09:53 AM "

LOL

Ricky,

In my opinion, your opinion about Gasol being a better PG than Magic is completely and utterly disrespectful. If you're a Gasol and not a Lakers fan, cool. But at least respect basketball.

Noorcal,

What part of 209 you from?

@LRob, we do what we can sir and I'm afraid yesterday was not my best blogging day. But what the hey I gave it a shot. OK this to Phil(11 Rings Jackson) for his "Last Dance" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG07rYStCjw - Last Dance – Donna Summer

Andrew Bynum Bandwagon

Just curious:

Why is every one congratulating LakerTom for Andrew Bynums good game?
Did LakerTom discover Drew?
Did he coach Drew in place of Kareem?
Did we all not see Drew's potential?


Well, if our championship hopes really do rest on the center matchups, I must say I like our chances. The only matchup we'd lose is against Howard, but I don't see Orlando making it out of the East.

And people, just as ricky said, let's keep our opinions to BBQ. I personally like mine medium well.

Posted by: Magia32 | March 07, 2011 at 10:13 AM

209?

GOD@!!!!!!! LAKER NATION....LET RICKY BE RICKY!!!!! He's to big for this Blog and the fact that he takes the time to Blog here should bring out shouts of praise and Bandwagons for him.!!! Now....GIVE RICKY HIS DUE!!!!!!!

To Mamba24.

Sorry guy, I cant read this blog for long time ago (I have a lot to do lately) You should know we have economic problems in Spain right now.

RCOTD???? What the hell is???

And people, just as ricky said, let's keep our opinions to BBQ. I personally like mine medium well. Posted by: EJK | March 07, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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See, SEE!!! Here is a wise man. he recognizes the wisdom of Ricky!! Now give Ricky his Props. I usually when very happy first say THANK YOU JESUS!! Then I say....THANK YOU RICKY!!! You all know you do the same thing!! But Ricky aint mad at ya...
Tupac..I AINT MAD AT YA!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krxu9_dRUwQ

To Magia32:

Respect Basketball???????? Sorry man, but I respect my mother, pather, brother and the Lord. Basketball is simply another game (I´m a soccer fan) And...yes, for me, Pau Gasol can run the point with same Magic´s virtuosity

Hi Barry - nice summary but don't necessarily agree. Playoffs have always been a half court defensive strategy. So, there really aren't that many "power up and down the court" games (ex. 1st round).

Celtics, Spurs, Lakers have all cut their superstar minutes as a matter of practice this season. But that hardly means these guys aren't in game shape. We all know Kobe trains to play a full 48. So does Fisher.

Spurs: We all know Pop is saving Timmy for the playoffs and I would expect him to be playing 35-40 minutes depending on the matchups. The Spurs know this is probably their last stand (yes, pun intended) because they may not have TP next season. And by many accounts, TP is their engine.

Celts - they did take a huge risk and I suspect Krstic is expected to step up and gel with this team huge in next couple weeks. But we all know KG is heart of that team and he is 100% right now. And he's down about 5 minutes off his career in minutes. Shaq's role/minutes will increase as Boston moves deeper in playoffs. It will be KG who is the post x-factor in the early rounds because they won't be up against any major centers. If playoffs started today, it would be Indiana, NY, Mia on their side so I think they can ride the KG-train to man the post effectively to the ECF.

Bulls - Noah's hyperness alone will push him through the playoffs. He's one guy could make it through on 1 leg.

Cheers - PLG

RCOTD???? What the hell is???Posted by: Ricky | March 07, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't worry about it Ricky!! You're too good for that ISH anyway. It stands for Reader Comment of the Day but in your case some of your comments should be Reader Comments of The Decade!!! Truly!!!

To Mamba24.

Please, help me:

RCOTD????????
LMAO???????

Sorry, but my english is not enough...........yet.

Posted by: Ricky | March 07, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Sorry to learn of economic problems in Spain. All I can suggest is try migrating to China for job opportunity until the problems at home is resolved.

good luck

how did we not see this coming. the lakers are on their time, not ours.they are getting ready to kick into gear for the next couple of games.i read some of the posts by disheartened spurs fans and your good old garden variety laker haters, and it is very hard to read, i mean, for some absurd reason, they really thought that the lakers were done and perhaps, dare they say it, they may really, really be able to have a parade in their city, with the rings and everything else. but it's ok. it really is. we all have to dream. there is only one reason for this. MATCH-UPS!!!!!NOBODY can match up with the lakers who have so many players who play multiple positions.ok enough said

Sorry to learn of economic problems in Spain. All I can suggest is try migrating to China for job opportunity until the problems at home is resolved. good luck Posted by: Norcal | March 07, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't worry about it Ricky! True Genius is not recognized in it's own time. Keep on doing what you do sir. Why I think I can say this without fear of being refuted...Ricky you are the Heart & Soul of this Blog!!!!!! Carry on my brother!!!

CAN'T ARGUE WITH RICKYS ASTUTE OBSERVATIONS..WOW BB knowledge for across the pond: thanks Ricky

Pau Gasol = Magic Johnson
Kobe Bryant = Byron Scott
Lamar Odom = Big game James
Derek Fisher = Coop
Andrew Bynum= Shaq (Kareem is another history. Only Pau Gasol is in the same Kareem´s level playing Center position)

Posted by: Ricky | March 07, 2011 at 09:36 AM

I still maintain that games like yesterday were EASIER for the Lakers than playing like it was the "practice season" and trying to scratch it out for the full 48 minutes and losing. If games like this were just a switch flip away, that switch should have been flipped in late October.

To Norcal,

Thanks for you advice. I have only a problem: I cant eat rice. Norcal, you are a chinese person?????????If you are, I think China is a beautiful country right now. Here in Spain we have a lot of chinese people working hard, too (you understand my fine ironie???? bro¿?¿¿¿¿¿

Granted there is at leat 1 day off between games in the playoffs, but more energy spent on defense therefore Shaq will likely not be not very efficient if not a liability. Shaq shoud have retired instead of chasing Kobe. As far as money, he has made plenty in his career, why make a fool, a BIG one at that, out of himself for the veteran minimum?

CAN'T ARGUE WITH RICKYS ASTUTE OBSERVATIONS..WOW BB knowledge for across the pond: thanks Ricky
Pau Gasol = Magic Johnson
Kobe Bryant = Byron Scott
Lamar Odom = Big game James
Derek Fisher = Coop
Andrew Bynum= Shaq (Kareem is another history. Only Pau Gasol is in the same Kareem´s level playing Center position)
Posted by: Ricky | March 07, 2011 at 09:36 AM Posted by: Norcal | March 07, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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SEE I TOLD YOU, GENIUS, SHEER GENIUS!!! Soon the whole world will be honored to see what until now has been LakersBlog own treasure.

To Regular Season Police.

You has absolutly disrespectull guy. You has a different opinion?? O.K. what this it??? My english is absolutly pathetic but your comments are absolutly "naifs" Show your BBQ opinions, bro, and respect the others.

Posted by: Ricky | March 07, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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To Magia32:

Respect Basketball???????? Sorry man, but I respect my mother, pather, brother and the Lord.
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So you want RSP to respect others, but you only respect your fam and the Lord?

PREACH RICKY, PREACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm gonna say it again, I can't believe the Lakers won to rings with Gasol playing the center position. When we see Bynum patrolling the middle and banging, it's like oh ya. Then Bynum goes to the bench and Gasol steps in and it's like YIKES.

Posted by: Magia32 | March 07, 2011 at 09:29 AM

Magia this was laugh out loud funny and soooooo true!

OK now I think my Hometown Bulls gave the final push to the Heat so there should be no reason that we won't be seeing each other in June. Now please, PLEASE!!!! Tell the Lunatic not to screw this up sir!!
Posted by: mamba24 | March 07, 2011 at 10:08 AM

No reason on our end!!

The Lunatic screwing it up?? Come on Mamba ... you're better than that!!!

To mamba24.

Thanks for you comments. I think you has the same opinion with the "Pau = Johnson" similar skills. You are a inteligent person.

Please, tell me what did Pau in the last game vs Spurs and the great TIM DUNCAN????

Please, tell me what did Pau in the last game vs Spurs and the great TIM DUNCAN???? Posted by: Ricky | March 07, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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Pau destroyed Duncan Ricky!! Pau made the bum quit. Even the great Kareem Abdul Jabbar or Wilt couldn't do such a thing.

To EJK:

Thanks "amigo". You should be another savy Spaniard for your accurates comments. Congratulations.

It`s been 9 years since Shaq won the Finals MVP Award.

June, 2011---Mr. O`Neal is "ready for his close-up"!

ROFLMAO!!!

Oh man. Wow. Count me in to the Ricky fan club!

What a great laugh in the morning, and it isn't even the "Pau Gasol is better point guard than Magic Johnson for sure." Sure, that was LMAO material, but to follow it up with "Only Pau Gasol is in the same Kareem´s level playing Center position" Good god, I could not contain myself. I was LOL'ing for a full minute plus!

Only Ricky, the one and only, could say Pau is better PG than Magic, then repeat what he's said before in the next post, that Pau is same/better than Kareem. Heck, his "Kobe Bryant = Byron Scott" is merely the cherry on top of the Pau pie!

Ricky, Ricky, love ya Ricky. Keep on keepin' on, don't let people on here change what you think! The one, the only, the original Ricky, the gift that keeps on giving!

RICKY! RICKY! RICKY!

After last nights game? Sure, why not, Pau is better than Kareem and Magic combined!


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

The Lunatic screwing it up?? Come on Mamba ... you're better than that!!!Posted by: 131-92 | March 07, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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No, No, No! Believe it or not the Lunatic has been known to fly off the handle a time or two. Now tell the Captain and Ray Ray to keep him under control until June. Don't forget you don't have that future HOF Perkins to pick up The Lunatics slack anymore.

To mamba24.

Thanks for you comments. I think you has the same opinion with the "Pau = Johnson" similar skills. You are a inteligent person.

Please, tell me what did Pau in the last game vs Spurs and the great TIM DUNCAN????

Posted by: Ricky | March 07, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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I honestly can't tell who's playing who here. Does Ricky know Mamba's making a joke of all his comments? Or is Ricky really just a regular poster under a different handle, making Mamba believe Ricky is really serious about what he post.
Who's the joke on?

RICKY! RICKY! RICKY!After last nights game? Sure, why not, Pau is better than Kareem and Magic combined!Posted by: CyberCosmiX | March 07, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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GOD#@@!!!! I knew it, it's finally happening!! At long last the greatness of Ricky is being recognized!!! This is a truly wonderful day!! Which reminds me the next statue outside Staples should not be Kobe or Kareem it should be....RICKY!!!! HELL YEAH RICKY I SAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It`s been 9 years since Shaq won the Finals MVP Award.

June, 2011---Mr. O`Neal is "ready for his close-up"!

Posted by: RED`S LOVE CHILD | March 07, 2011 at 10:40 AM

And it's been 11 years since he was last seen in shape. One thing's for sure, if he does win Finals MVP, we won't need a close-up to see him.

Who's the joke on? Posted by: Magia32 | March 07, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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Joke?...JOKE??? AW HELL NAW!!! Ricky is the real deal Magia32...YOU BETTER RECOGNIZE!!!!!!!!!
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And it's been 11 years since he was last seen in shape. One thing's for sure, if he does win Finals MVP, we won't need a close-up to see him. Posted by: EJK | March 07, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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OH SWEET JESUS!! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@ Mamba24,
"Then Bosh, Princess and Dwade all began to cry and Like Nancy Kerigan asked Why Why, Why?"
-HAHAHA

Magia 32,
"Who's the joke on?"
--The joke's on us.

--Is there a Ricky for Blog President bandwagon? I'd like to join.

Hey CyberCosmix,

pensaba que era de las Islas o de por aquí. No me seas traidor y defiende mis posturas, por alocadas que parezcan, para darles un poco de cera a los fanáticos de los Lakers que hay por aquí, y de paso le sacamos un poco de brillo a Pau por estos rincones perdidos de la mano de Dios. No tengo problema en reírme un poco del tal mamba24, pero contigo ya no me atrevo.

Ricky, please don't ever lose our number, your a breath of fresh air in are carbon taxed world...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IocHM0n75DI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Should have read "in our carbine taxed world..." Whoops!

Again, iPad spell replacement is ridiculous. "in our carbon taxed world..."

No, No, No! Believe it or not the Lunatic has been known to fly off the handle a time or two. Now tell the Captain and Ray Ray to keep him under control until June. Don't forget you don't have that future HOF Perkins to pick up The Lunatics slack anymore.
Posted by: mamba24 | March 07, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Dont worry ... its a controlled flying off the handle!

But you are correct, he doesnt have Wilt Russell to pick up the slack!!

Sorry Mamba24, your english is really sofisticated for me. You should be a profesional writer, right???

Lakers blow out the Spurs, Bynum turning beastly, Barnes returns, Artest getting his mojo back, Pau hitting 3's, the Heat struggling and crying after another choke job, Dallas finally loses, and the blog is back to talking basketball. This has been the best Lakers weekend of this season by far.

Mamba - nice selection for Phil's finale!

Ricky, please don't ever lose our number, your a breath of fresh air in are carbon taxed Posted by: The Triangulator | March 07, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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Yes, Yes, Yes!!! It started as a rumble but now a roar is growing soon, SOON, The whole world will know this Genius!!!
RICKY, RICKY, clap clap, clap clap clap!!!
RICKY, RICKY, clap clap, clap clap clap!!!
RICKY, RICKY, clap clap, clap clap clap!!!
GOD##@!!!!!!!! *sniff* *sniff* This is much too emotional for me. Ya'll know Mamba24 can't stand Drama!!!


You should be a profesional writer, right??? Posted by: Ricky | March 07, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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No,No, No!! Ricky!! The only writing I want to do is to write praises of your greatness!!!! Then my living will not have been in vain!!!!!

Exactly mamba24,

Pau is "Magic-Kareem" all-in-one. He has the Magic´s virtuosity running the point and the size to play PF a C (Kareem only C)

Posted by: LEWSTRS | March 07, 2011 at 08:37 AM

if my memory serves me right you have been one of the TRADE wagoneer and now all of a sudden you hop on Drew bandwagon.

Posted by: Norcal | March 07, 2011 at 10:09 AM

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Buddy you must be new...scour the archives...NEVER was I a trade scenario guy...and we have seen every possible scenario in here...

I steadfast held my opinions of not breaking this current squad...with usually this rider: We have unfinished business in completing the 3Peat...

So you must have me mistaken for someone else...usually I wouldn't speak up...but for the amount of abuse and criticism, I got from my stance...The last thing I want is for people to believe the wrong info on your post...

Mamba - nice selection for Phil's finale! Posted by: LRob | March 07, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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That's righ it is Phils Finale. Time for him to move aside and let a young Genius ascend that coaching throne. No, Byron Scott, No Kurt Rambis. We want....RICKY!!!
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Lakers looking at Mexican center Gustavo Ayon....Can someone translate this for me. (Ricky help a brother out)

Mexican center Gustavo Ayon after beating Regal Barcelona and being aware that the Lakers' scouts watched his performance: "To play one day in the NBA is not a dream, it's a goal."


http://www.google.com/hostednews/epa/article/ALeqM5gzgenpLrCS0NEYgOtFKw0xy4JcmA?docId=1479249

Pau is "Magic-Kareem" all-in-one. He has the Magic´s virtuosity running the point and the size to play PF a C (Kareem only C) Posted by: Ricky | March 07, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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OH SWEET JESUS!!! The Beauty, the Simplicity of this is what makes it so GREAT!! BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!!!

Mamba24,

O.K., if you need a new idol, O.K., I could be you particular Good. If in the near future I visit L.A., you can send me your adresse, please, maybe I need someone for my package.

Norcal - just wanted to add...and all the regulars here know this...

I along with KobeMVP888, Laker Tom, CCX, PLG, justa and a few others, (pardon me for not remembering)...

We were the staunch DEFENDERS of Andrew Bynum...

And believe me, we got hammered during the injury rehab, and when he first came back...

Once again, please make sure your information is correct before you post...

Mamba24' in honor of Ricky's ultimate coolness, here's an even better selection:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYYdyVmBd3I&feature=youtube_gdata_player

PS--I've shutoff spell check auto replace. Tired of it making selections for me. I'm on my own now... LOL

Ricky I love Pau Gasol also...but let's not get carried away...lmao

 
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