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Lakers face the Denver Nuggets for the first time without Carmelo Anthony

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Still feeling the effects of a stomach upset, Lakers forward Lamar Odom said he woke up Saturday morning and considered sleeping in and skipping practice.

That sentiment didn't last long.

"I was going to stay home," Odom said after practice Saturday at the Lakers' facility in El Segundo, "but I just decided to come in because we hadn't seen this Denver team."

The Lakers have seen the Nuggets plenty of times, including the 2009 Western Conference finals and their two regular-season games this season. But when the Lakers host Denver at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Staples Center, there's very little they can draw from their 1-1 mark against Denver that featured the Lakers averaging 109.5 points per contest, Ron Artest getting burned on defense in one game and playing lockdown defense in the other. That's because the Lakers will face the Nuggets for the first time since they traded Carmelo Anthony on Feb. 21 to the New York Knicks in a multi-player trade that changed the Nuggets' identity.

Here's how the roster changed: The Nuggets received Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, the Knicks' 2014 first-round draft pick, the Warriors' 2012 second-round pick, the Warriors' 2013 second-round pick and $3 million in cash. The Knicks received Melo, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman.

Here's how the performances changed: The Nuggets (46-29) have gone 14-4 since the deal, have solidified themselves as the fifth-seeded team in the Western Conference with a 2 1/2-game lead over Portland and have allowed only 95 points a game. Meanwhile, the Knicks (37-38) have gone 9-12 and hold a three-game lead over the Indiana Pacers for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. To think, the Nuggets were 32-25 and in seventh place in the West before the trade, leading some to wonder if they could make the playoffs. To think, the Knicks were 28-26 and in seventh place in the East before the trade, leading some to believe a championship-contending team was immediately on the horizon.

Lakers Coach Phil Jackson offered a pretty simple explanation.

"Sometimes when you lose a superstar, the ball moves a little bit better, and everything happens a bit more like a team wants to play, and everybody has a joy in touching and participating in the offense," he said. "I think that happened, and they got some real good talent when they got the trade. It's really lightened this team up, and they're playing the kind of ball that [Nuggets Coach George Karl] likes."

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, a close friend of Melo's, would likely offer other reasons, such as New York might need to construct more of a defensively solid foundation around Anthony in order for the Knicks to fully benefit from his scoring prowess. But Bryant wasn't present after practice to share his perspective to reporters. And the focus mostly centered on how Denver had changed. 

When Odom arrived at Saturday's practice, the Lakers went over the Nuggets' personnel. Forwards Gallinari (15.2 points) and Chandler (12.8) have helped complement the presence of Kenyon Martin and Chris "Birdman" Andersen. Felton has averaged 10.8 points and 6.6 assists with the Nuggets and complemented the point-guard presence with Ty Lawson, who has averaged 16.7 points and 7.5 assists. The Nuggets have proved to be so balanced, they've been comfortable enough to take their time resting former UCLA product Arron Afflalo from a strained left hamstring and do without his 12.6 points per game, though he's expected to play Sunday against the Lakers. All of those different options led Odom to describe the Nuggets as "a really deep team."

"Their attack is a lot different because it's not predetermined," Odom said. "You know they were going to go to Melo, go to Melo and run pick-and-roll with Chauncey. This team hits you from all angles and whoever's open shoots the ball. They pass the ball well. They play at a frenetic pace. ... They're a team to be reckoned with."  

-- Mark Medina

E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony celebrates during a 120-116 victory over the New Jersey Nets at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2011. Credit: Chris Trotman / Getty Images

 
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Things the Lakers have that they didn't last year against OKC:


1) A healthy Andrew Bynum
2) A healthy Kobe Bryant
3) A consistently dangerous Lamar Odom
4) A playoff tested Ron Artest
5) Matt Barnes

6) A healthy Luke Walton
7) A gimpy Theo Ratleff


Who cares who the Lakers play? Right now they are a just plain nasty basketball team, playing as well as any Laker team I can recall, with the exception of the 2001 playoffs when Shaqobe lived up to the awesome potential of that pairing.


They look as good as they did in 71-72 during the streak. They are crushing very good teams. Bring on Portland. Bring on OKC. I am looking forward to it. Some of those will be battles, but the Lakers will win.

I noticed against Dallas and the Jazz that those teams brought their big guy outside to pull Drew away from the basket. And Drew spent time on Nowitzski and Jefferson, who play away from the hoop. The result was less rebounds and blocks. I think we can expect that. But just taking the other team's big out of the post is pretty good in itself


Plus, to me Drew has always looked uncomfortable defending away from the hoop. But he did a great job on 1 on 1 and help defense 10-20 feet out in those two games. He is continuing to grow. If Drew could play a full season and have a chance to really learn from experience he could truly be a scary player.


I expect more offense designed to get Drew easy looks in the playoffs.

Denver is a type of team the Lakers have sometimes struggled with. They have some guys who are great defenders (Afflalo) or just hustlers and bangers (Birdman). They move the ball well. The Lakers have to match the hustle, get to loose balls. Based on recent games, no problem.

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LOS ANGELES LAKERS GAME DAY

April 3, 2011
Game #76
Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz
Venue: Staples Center
Record: 55-20
Standings: Clinched Pacific Division
Western Conference: #2
Leauge Record: Tied #2
Current Streak: Won 9

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Fan of The Mamba - Midwest Chapter
phred - The 'LOVE' Chapter
Jamie Sweet - "Kobe didn't, doesn't and won't ever suck".
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RDLee - Ready to Roll
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63 - Footer - Ready to put some foot into some Heat behind
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Rocky - San Diego Chapter
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mud - Analysis Technician
CornerJ - From the corner...automatic...
Fatty - THE DEFENSE BEGIN, ANOTHER TITLE TO WIN
LakerMike - Wait, just wait on it, & behold the beauty..
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Jolly Rancher - Lamar's favorite baybee...
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htj - "I'll take our best two vs.their best two, any day and twice on Sunday."
Kobe81pts - "absolutely don't ever want LBJ, the big spoiled brat to play for the Lakers....NEVER!!!!"
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Angelica - Kobe is the greatest LAKER and one he will be the greatest of all time. Nobody can touch Kobe.
alekesam - And LO better get sixth man this year.
YRM - NBA effectively set up what happened with Kobe tonight in Utah...now that everyone knows it's open season on L.A.
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Annanotherthing - can't we all just show a little more love?

All together now...May we stay focused and have the inner strength to reach our goal of ultimate victory. Keep us free from injuries and injustice.
Keep us strong, determined and give us the will and stamina to overwhelm any and all obstacles. We are the Los Angeles Lakers, and we spread the FEAR.
No one can beat us but ourselves, and we say to all, bring it on!

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LOS ANGELES LAKERS GAME DAY

April 3, 2011
Game #76
Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz
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I tought Lakers play the Nuggets today, am I wrong?

LEWSTRS CRUEsters

Lakers own Colorado as far as fans. Let's show them why!

MYBRF.

Bob , Lew needs "Yawn" I have been reading his post ALL NIGHT LONG.
lol

@LEWSTRS - ???????????

One more day at a time. One more win at a time!

Almost time to root for Suns as the prelim!

Lewstrs.........Some Bandwagon with coffee in the Morning and a Laker win with ATTITUDE this after noon. There is nothing greater than being a Laker Nation FAMILY heading to the playoffs. I just really wish EVERY ONE would put their differences aside and really enjoy this last ride with Phil and OUR GREAT LAKER TEAM. If they can PLAY as a TEAM why can't WE? Laker's on a roll to #17!!!

@ LEWSTRS

Big Kudos to You!

From one die-hard Lakers Fan to another: Much appreciation and gratitude for keeping alive the tradition of the Game Day Rollcall.

We do miss Larry (Mamba24) and hope for his return, but in his absence, having other fans like yourself step in to help, speaks volumes about what Lakers Nation is all about.

Thank You once more...

P & G R

"Yea Kobe has slim chance of MVP regular season.
But Kobe is not a regular player.
Take that to the Bank!!!
Kobe does not play for 82 game lime light.
Kobe plays to become: Lord Of The Rings.
1st one to practice, last one out of practice.
Back when Kobe was a rook he hired me to do some engineering in his home at Pacific Palisades. I saw him wearing # 8 for the 1st time in his home and I said" 8 will be your number you will be to the finals 8 times". Anyway I met his mom and dad Bean. They took me into Kobe's bedroom and Kobe said " I want a Basketball Court Right Here In My Bedroom". I said "OK lets measure your property". As it turns out I had some bad news for him . "Kobe you don't have the land for it". He said "What do I need?". I said " The neighbors property". He said "Ok". To make a long story short , Kobe paid cash for the neighbors property . I completed his project and got me a Kobe rookie card as a gift.
Thats my Kobe Story.
Surveyor Meets Mr. Dedication".
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It's called mahjong frank...

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Forgive me Lakerholic....This is an old bandwagon that I dug up...Anyone else I omitted, please post "Add me on Roll Call"...I can carry the load till the playoffs, when Mamba24 comes back....

LEWSTRS,

Thanks for rolling out the Laker bus and keeping the fun, family vibe alive and well on this blog!

Great job...LEWSTRS!!
Bronx checking in!!

Game Day Haiku:

Mile High Fools Gold

Go West For Purple And Gold

High "5" We Struck Gold

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The NBA, Where Going West To See The "5" Golden Nuggets Happens!!!!

LEWSTRS Roll call ... checking in!!!

What a difference a couple of games make. Suddenly we are a full 3 games ahead of the Mavs, Heat and Chowds in the loss column. Of those teams, only the Heat would have HCA against us in the event we wound up in a tie, an unlikely event. This means that, assuming we go 5-2 the rest of the way in, the only teams who can have HCA against us are the Bulls and the Spu(tterer)s. The Bulls are certainly no lock to come out of the East and now that the Spurs have come back down to Earth, they are no lock to face us in the WCF. I can think of only ONE team that looks like a "lock" right now!

HAVING SAID THAT, the Lakers are focused and determined. I am sensing that they want to send Phil Jackson into the sunset properly. I am sensing that they want to destroy their opponents. Let's face it, the Thuggets still have resident ass wipes Kenyon Martin and JR Smith, so they are every bit as hatable as ever, and now that the Lakers have emerged as Bad Boys II, I bet they want a piece of Kenyon and JR now. Go get 'em boys!

I'll be representing at Staples Center today and I'm hoping this Sunday afternoon malaise thing is finally done and over with. I think it's behind us.

1-2-3 RING! #17 coming up STRONG!!

LOS ANGELES LAKERS GAME DAY

April 3, 2011
Game #76
Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets
Venue: Staples Center
Record: 55-20
Standings: Clinched Pacific Division
Western Conference: #2
League Record: Tied #2
Current Streak: Won 9

LA TIMES LAKERS BLOG ROLL CALL

Rick Friedman – This Season is Dedicated to You!

[New Additions]

Lakerholic - Go Killer B's...Go Lakers...I am a Lakerholic...
LakerKev - Matt Barnes just had his moment last night. He's officially Purple and Gold from now on.
JovBATZ24 - LAKERS ALL DAY!!!
E! - At least Kobe is the MVP financially! And Phil as MVCoach financially.
Laker Fan in Seattle - As long as Bynum is healthy and Lamar is putting up 15 points a game, 3 peat sounds ensuring.
rossdogg76 - LAKESHOW BABY! ALL UP IN YOU!
Doug from ME - The Lakers are the freakin' Borg! Resistance is futile!

Andrew Bynum (Twitter): 12 minutes ago

"The NBA is a weird place! How can a man that plays 0 defense call a 2 time champion soft?"

Game Day Prayer:

I have been backing Bynum for years knowing The Captain was refining one of our Golden Nuggets.

Pray For Captain That He Will See His Achievement Come To Pass.

Captain : Well Done Our Good And Faithful Servant.

Jon Teitel: The title of your documentary is based on a quote from English physicist Sir Isaac Newton: "If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants". What do you think the quote means?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The quote refers to the fact that all progress is a result of people improving on the efforts of those who have gone before us and advanced the knowledge on any subject.

Life is Good...
It's a beautiful Sunday, and I get to wake up reading about
Marge and Chick, who doesn't love a true love story?
Tex is getting into the Hall. To this day I enjoy watching off ball and trying to figure out all the possibilities in his wonderfully crafted offensive philosophy.
Kobe hamming it up in a Smart Cat.
Of course there are some boys fighting in the sand box, but I just ignore all that.
Now we have a new Denver team to watch.
Should be fun.
Ah yes. Life is good.

MVP888... Enjoy the game! Should be 10 straight by nightfall.

This should be a good game, the Nugs are tougher than the Mavs.

LEWSTRS, your bandwagon is touching, good work.

Today we'll face a team that is pretty dangerous. We need to focus and play hard.

Cheers.

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Roll Call: LONDON LAKER, HOUSTON LAKER, LAKERFAN-IN-COWTOWN
Roll Call: PURPLE&GOLDREIN, PURPLEHEART, I BLEED PURPLE AND GOLD
Roll Call: JMAN449. HAWAIID, VI-LAKERFAN., KOBEAYASHIMARUE, NAY99
Roll Call: SB PIMP, DDARK, DWNTWNATTY , SOCALBARRISTER, J-DIZZLE
Roll Call: RAMNEET SINGH, KEEN OBSERVER, The MODERATOR,SHE KOBE
Roll Call: Agent JAY, RaiderLaker1980, , 5LakerFanz, Laker-LIFR, Scottie PIMPIN,
Roll Call: SHANNONFAN12, I HEARNED THAT, BEDO, PMAZ, Dlyte, Ninoy
Roll Call: JW BRENT, WILSON24, NOOB TUBER, CINDY, OCLEZY, AUTOPRT
Roll Call: DRAKE, PATRICKHENRYPRESS, OCLEZY, LAKERFAN24, TODD
Roll Call: KARLAA824, LAURA REED, RAVENBACK, CHAD721, ALEKESAM
Roll Call: NO MO PLATITUDES, WENDY MARADIAGA, SOCALIFE, BLUE_SKY
Roll Call: BOYNAMEDSUE, MADNESSLOVER, Richard Knox, Richard Holmes
Roll Call: DANIEL, LAL-FAN, YOGI, NINJA, HOPALONG, Wade Hutcherson,
Roll Call: GANDALF THE PURPLE & GOLD, ROSSDOGG76, SCOTT, DAVE SMITH
Roll Call: LAKE SHOW, CHADAMU, LAKER_GROUNDHOG, SOSHIBO/TIBOLOL,
Roll Call; Destiny_Dennis, MadnessLover, Stockton_Showtime, Zopi, ANDY L.
Roll Call: MR. LAKER, JENNIFER, CARLOS MENDOZA, Inquiring Minds Wanna Know
Roll Call: Anotherview1, Marco, LJP, GoWHSbooster, Practice Season Police, Joboyskie,
Roll Call: JOSH, BENJAMIN, ART, COWBOY, CECIL, TOMAS, JungleCAT
Roll Call: Christina, Richard Knox, GWF, G.MONEY, Shazz, LJP, Point Forward,
Roll Call: KarManiac, RICKY, QS, M-PHOTO, Mr. ReinDeer, Doc Pappy, TRESS, Cydney,
Roll Call: GoWHSbooster, Marco, AnotherView1, Barabara Corry, Hip Hop Cop
Roll Call: BIG CITY SID, TAX ANALYST
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WE GOT THIS & WE WANT MORE! @JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN
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"Even When We Didn’t Make THE PLAYOFFS, I Thought WE’D WIN The CHAMPIONSHIP@ Dr. BUSS
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No matter what UNIVERSE or alternate REALITY I’m in I AM A LAKER FAN!! @ LAKER LASS
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ONE TEAM, ONE RING ___@PSYCHEDLAKERGIRL
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LAKERS DYNNASTY - THE NEXT GENERATION #17 COMING UP!! @ LEWSTRS!!!!
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THEY HATE US CAUSE THEY AINT US @utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER
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ENJOY THE PRESENT, BUT SAVOR THE BLING! @KOBEMVP888
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3 HEAT CAN’T STOP THE 3-PEAT @ BRYLLE
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Laker Land: where all that is possible and even a lot of what is impossible happens on a daily basis.
History repeats to the same patterns, but evolving from them to a more perfected reality, round after
round. So we are the same: just better than last time. And we are getting better with every step more
we take within the future. It's a great life to be a Lakers Fan. Sorry others: you just can't compete.
Still wearing my Purple & Gold Pride.Not because I will think of what others are doing, which I don't
care for, but only because I am well aware & assured of what we are capable of @ZAIRA AMATERASU
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they seem to have forgotten...in the playoffs, one man rises above the rest....his will alone will bring
a third ring to the city of Angels...in a row!!!! @ I HEARNED THAT
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Triangle Physics: "For Every Defensive Action, there is a Greater & More Lethal Offensive Reaction
"Other Teams may River Dance, The Lakers Ballet is an Artistry in Rhythm." @ The TriAngulator
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To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on
stepping” basketball is a journey, teams learn about their weaknesses & strengths as they play along
all 82 Games. So let's enjoy this journey with our team. Onto the next win @ J24 aka (LadyJem24)
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Phil knows he's got a Ferrari this year. He's just got it purring along. Trying a few things in 2nd & 3rd
gear. Knows he's got several more gears, but sees no need to even try them now. Hasn't even floored
it yet when the NBA cops aren't looking, but knows he can lay a patch of smoke & rubber a block
long if he ever needs it. But yeah, Sonny Belfast, Phil knows (and YOU know) he may not even need
to floor it this year at all. But just for the heck of it, I think he will. @CORNERJ
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In my mind's eye, the Lakers and Celtics are rushing towards each other in the fashion that they have
in years past. Matching each other, blow-for-blow, against all-comers until the time to meet arrives.
They are looking squarely in the others direction while they simultaneously brush aside any with the
misguided notion that they are contenders. It is the same as how Bruce Lee will casually vanquish all
OF the Big Boss' henchmen on his way to the real dance. It is about Boston. It has always been about
Boston. Boston is the only franchise that has earned our RESPECT...and our DERISION. @ FEARLESS
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LIKE FINE ART. . .--stand too close, and the brilliance cannot be fully appreciated --pass judgment
before the masterpiece is complete, & short-change the genius of the process Nobody ever marvels at the canvas underneath the final presentation, but instead the magnificance of the finished product.
This Run of the Lakers is like Fine Art. Wait, just wait on it, & behold the beauty @LAKERMIKE
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Kobe can win THROUGH his team mates. He can win WITH his team mates. He can win
DEFERRING to his team mates. He can win IN SPITE OF his team mates. He can win INSTEAD
of his team mates. He can even win BY HIMSELF (just ask Dallas & Toronto). Champions are
forged in the 4th QUARTER. Franchises are defined in the 4th QUARTER. Dynasties are cemented
in the 4th QUARTER. Sit back & watch PJ, Kobe & Fish orchestrate this symphony we call Lakers
basketball to another parade down Figueroa Blvd.@ FEARLESS
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Lakers Today, Lakers Tomorrow, Lakers Forever!! What Do We Play For, More Rings!! @JON K
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WHO THE HELL ARE WE!! ALL TOGETHER:
We’re the World Champion LA Lakers , we’ve won (16) Rings
(10) of the 50 Greatest players played under our wings
We’re on Lakers Dynastiy Number (4) and counting by the way
We have more Dynasties than others have Titles in the NBA
Best Winning Percentage in History is part of Laker Lore
You want Hall of Fame Coaches, Check it we’ve had (Four)
Weve appeared in Half of all the Finals there have ever Been
We’re the Freakin LA Lakers and all we do is Win baby WIN!
We got the (2) Time Finals MVP, Black Mamba Kobe Bryant
He scored more points than an entire team without even trying
He scored 81 points in a game & could have scored More
But Rings not number of points is what Mamba plays for.
With Pau Gasol lending The Mamba a helping hand
The Lakers will continue going to that Finals promised land
We got a man giving up his Championship Ring for Charity
Ron Artest, Great basketball Player & Human Being is He
We got The Logo Jerry West & 1st Great center George Mikan
The Legendary Elgin Baylor & Magic Johnson the Icon.
We’ve had all the great centers like Shaq, Wilt & Kareem
Super Stars Worthy, Goodrich & Silk played on the Laker Team
Karl Malone & Gary Payton, A glove & Mailman we just Leased
(11) time Title Winning HOF Coach, who mastered Zen in the East
Chick Hearn the Broadcasting Legend, Broadcasted Lakers Games
Now he’s Broadcasting from Heaven & is in the Hall of Fame
We got Sports Winningest & Best HOF Owner, Kudos Dr. Jerry Buss
We play for Rings & Rings only , which is why teams FEAR US
That’s just a summary of our Resume, we don’t talk we Do.
We’re The Freakin Champion LA Lakers, Who the Hell are You

Posted by: mamba24 | February 27, 2011 at 08:22 AM
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Above in honor of an old Roll-call by Mamba24. &&&& from January's tribute:

NuggetsCountry: Kobe's 81 brought tears to my eyes to watch it live.

Andrew Bynum (Twitter): 12 minutes ago

"The NBA is a weird place! How can a man that plays 0 defense call a 2 time champion soft?"

Posted by: KobeMVP888 | April 03, 2011 at 09:25 AM
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MVP...Who was Bynum "tweeting" about?

Thanks for the Roll Call, Nuggets Country!!

Stopping by before the game. Great job Lew!

Nice job sleepless Lewstrs, SraFrank, Diandra and Nuggets Country is taking over the roll call master. Mamba24 is on vacation again.

Art, you are right Sir, Lakers should go for No. 1 seed. Not being cocky but that should be the mojo in closing a season - momentum. Strike fear to all teams and we're not sure in the West on who will be in 6th, 7th and 8th seed it still dicey. While on the East, Lakers are on race w/ the Bull for the HCA. It's kinda remote to catch up the Spurs but it's possible if they keep on losing. When you're touring or mountain climbing, you want to go all the way to the top to get a better scenery of the landscape.

Now if you are the Clippers, you need to tank games in order to avoid some teams. In the first place, why are Clippers still occupying Staples?, they should move to Anaheim at Honda Center, this is also Los Angeles with added market of Orange County and SD. Unfortunately, that's not the way Mr. Sterling view the situation, he needs the Clippers to be in the heart of LA as a venue in promoting his real estate properties and also a tax shelter for his Group of Companies. Whoaaa, Blake Griffin playing for a tax shelter team!!!

Thanks LEWSTRS, Diandra, and Nuggets Country for keeping the roll call going. I hope Mamba24 is OK and that he will come back soon.

It is game day baby!!!

We got this!!!

Go Killer B's

Go Lakers!

I am a Lakerholic.

I was anticipating the eye rolls about the previous thread but let me state a few things. I agree w/ the Lakers mindset that they shouldn't worry about who they play and they aren't doing that. But from a pure practical standpoint, I think OKC is a tougher draw than Dallas

Does the bus stop in Stockton????

I'm on it man.......

GO LAKERS ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

The game this noon time is not a sure deal. Nuggets are the most dangerous team in the West in my opinion at this time. There is good chemistry in mixing the thugs with the former knickerbockers with the ever energetic Coach. Lakers cannot treat this game lightly like they the way they started last Friday against Jazz. Nuggets are good players from 1-10, therefore they could strike at the starters or the 2nd unit especially if Luke kept on missing freebies.

MM - it is what the fans are talking about. The players - not so much. They know they have to beat the best to be Champions. The focus will be winning every game until the end. They don't care who they play. The better the competition in the west, the more prepaired we will be for whoever comes out of the east.

Coach Sloan just declared that he is available to coach again. Isn't that good news following the success of PJ? I don't know for sentimental reason, I wanted Coach Sloan to be in Hall of Fame via Laker team. Of course, the more choices the merrier it will be from Brian Shaw, Sloan, Coach K and Showtime Lakers. If I will make a choice I will go with the veteran winner. You can interpret who is the veteran and consistent winner among them?

LEWSTRS,

I'm honored you would put me on the glorious Laker 3-Peat bus twice, but the 2nd time around I was actually quoting and confirming a post from our inimitable Jon K.

"Matt Barnes just had his moment last night. He's officially Purple and Gold from now on."

That being said, if I could indeed clone myself, my clone would be a Laker fan, or I would hire out Matt Barnes to kill him in his sleep, unless Ron Artest got to him 1st. :-)

Checking in for game day - hello...good morning! Nice job Lewsters!
Bracing myself for something of a scrum against what seems to be a very resilient little Nuggets team tonight at Staples.
I can't see the Lakers getting complacent, especially if San Antonio should somehow falter again in their game-in-progress with the Suns.
Either way, GO LAKERS!


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