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Phil Jackson open to increasing Kobe Bryant's playing time; Pau Gasol downplays illness

Even with the heroics and athleticism Lakers guard Kobe Bryant displayed in the  106-90 Game 5 victory over the New Orleans Hornets while nursing a sprained left ankle, Coach Phil Jackson remained curious how Bryant's body would respond, including a Wednesday afternoon flight to New Orleans for the Game 6 matchup on Thursday.

Still, despite Jackson's revelation that Bryant's left ankle remains sore and that he spent Wednesday's practice working on on minimizing the swelling, Jackson expects to increase Bryant's minutes.

"This is a game we go all out to win," Jackson said after Wednesday's practice at the team's facility in El Segundo, which mostly consisted of film sessions and the reserves playing in a half-court scrimmage. "If this is 40 minutes, we'll do it."

Bryant played 28 minutes during Game 5 partly for precautionary measures on his left ankle and the Lakers building a sizable lead. After Bryant logged 40 minutes in Game 1, Jackson said he held Bryant to 36 minutes in both Games 2 and 3.

"We're certainly not out of the woods on this kind of situation just because he played the day after or two days after he sprained his ankle," Jackson said. "There's still a lot of things going on that we can wait for each game we can get and get through this series in the best possible shape we can at this point. There's nothing we can do about it except playing with it."

Bryant's not the only one monitoring his health. Jackson revealed before Game 5 that Lakers forward Pau Gasol had an upper respiratory illness, part of the reason why he played inconsistently in his post presence and aggressiveness and averaging only 6.3 rebounds. After posting 16 points on six-of-12 shooting with eight rebounds in Game 5, Gasol downplayed the illness.

"A little," Gasol asked if it's affected him. "I don't know how much. I'm not 100% sure. I just play. Some nights I play better than others. Some nights I feel better. It's something that's been going on. But I never talk about it or bring it up because it is what it is."

-- Mark Medina

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@LROB ... Thanks for your comments. Always appreciate your feedback positive or negative. As for the EFF stats, I actually think they are the best simple stat to judge relative performances by players on a team or in a series. Right now, CP3 is obviously the MVP of this series with the top rated EFF in the playoffs. Reflective of their uneven play to date, note that Drew at #20 was the highest ranking Laker as far as EFF goes.
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Compared to +/- stat, I think EFF is the better gauge of how a player played compared to his teammates. As for the Ron vs. Pau discrepancy, I think the perception that Ron has played better than Pau is definitely true even though in raw stats Pau has a higher EFF. The reality is that Ron has outperformed what he did during the regular season while Pau has underperformed compared to the regular season. Pau also was able to pad his stats with more minutes than Ron.
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Thanks for the article on Drew’s defensive impact. Can’t disagree with your comments about Drew anchoring the last two ships or the jab at Kobe. Drew contributed but was not healthy enough to support a claim of anchoring the defense. This year is certainly different as Drew has definitely anchored the defense. As for Kobe, yes he does hijack the offense at times, mostly when needed, but in the end, like yesterday, like Phil, I trust Kobe to make the right adjustments for us to win. Last night was a superb series changing effort by Kobe and proof he is far from being over the hill.
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TOM


Celtic fan must really be worried about Miami

hardly any comments here this playoff compared to last year

The bench needs to step up.

I'm concerned that if they can't handle their minutes, Phil will over-play our starters and they will be worn by Finals.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

@mclyne - the opening act just finished...whatcha got today?

@hobbit – excellent post at 2:06. I loved Kobe’s “gotta take him out comment” when I heard him say it last night.

@LT – I’m a pro-stat guy so I do enjoy some of the different stats. But I will point something out when it just doesn’t jibe.

How did you like the little fist pump Drew gave on his And 1? Sweet!

hmmm. new thread. since I don't post very often (4th time) I'll repost this...

Hi folks, long time no post. Something I haven't seen covered in the articles around the game- Lakers weathered a nearly 90% opening quarter by the Hornets. To be fair, I didn't think that was all terrible defense- the Hornets were just knocking down shots off the P&R. Lakers had good aggressiveness and still, NO kept hitting.

But...the Lakers hung in there and then upped their game. I think it demoralized the Hornets to have a 90% quarter and not have more of a lead. Considering how well NO shot last night (almost 50%), I think it goes to show that the Lakers, playing at the top of their game, can win any game no matter how well the opponent is shooting, as long as their bigs show up.

Don't get me wrong- Kobe (and the bench) provided the energy and his 19 is nothing to sniff at, but those second-chance points....that can and should happen all the time. "Black Swan" Pau and healthy Beast Bynum should do that every game, and even if they don't get the board it leaves another big busy so that Barnes or Artest or Blake can swoop in and grab the board. Also- notice that the Lakers couldn't always get the ball into Bynum or Gasol in the post (understandable, the Hornets and any other team will pack the paint to neutralize the Lakers' size) but they stayed active on the offensive glass anyway.

IMHO- Bigs consistently fighting for the offensive board = 3 peat.

13 to 3peat

Kobe is Kobe..love his dedication to win even his injured that's why his the highest paid despite his age...kobe will carry our lakers team watch out Kobe and lakers hater..with out Kobe or lakers NBA is boring no excitement...if kobe not playing well you said his old and if playing well you said it's drama...suck Kobe hater...

I don't know about anyone else but I saw enough last night to declare his ankle to be OK. Same for Derrick Rose. They did enough last night to show this shouldn't be a lingering topic unless they suffer a visible setback.

@LROB ... Thanks for your comments. Always appreciate your feedback positive or negative. As for the EFF stats, I actually think they are the best simple stat to judge relative performances by players on a team or in a series. Right now, CP3 is obviously the MVP of this series with the top rated EFF in the playoffs. Reflective of their uneven play to date, note that Drew at #20 was the highest ranking Laker as far as EFF goes.
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Compared to +/- stat, I think EFF is the better gauge of how a player played compared to his teammates. As for the Ron vs. Pau discrepancy, I think the perception that Ron has played better than Pau is definitely true even though in raw stats Pau has a higher EFF. The reality is that Ron has outperformed what he did during the regular season while Pau has underperformed compared to the regular season. Pau also was able to pad his stats with more minutes than Ron.
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Thanks for the article on Drew’s defensive impact. Can’t disagree with your comments about Drew anchoring the last two ships or the jab at Kobe. Drew contributed but was not healthy enough to support a claim of anchoring the defense. This year is certainly different as Drew has definitely anchored the defense. As for Kobe, yes he does hijack the offense at times, mostly when needed, but in the end, like yesterday, like Phil, I trust Kobe to make the right adjustments for us to win. Last night was a superb series changing effort by Kobe and proof he is far from being over the hill.
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TOM


Great game last night. The Lakers did what they had to do and got contributions up and down their roster. Kobe's leadership and grit were key, but so were those two huge threes that Shannon Brown hit in the second quarter to cut the lead after New Orleans had shot the lights in the opening twelve minutes. The Show got great input from just about everyone that played and that was very encouraging and nice to see.

I would also like to congratulate Ron Artest for winning the citizenship award. Ron has come a long way since the Malice at the Palace. As Jon K. put it, a great redemption story. Something that we all can learn from. The past cannot be changed, but the future can be whatever we want it to be.

I'm a little disappointed in the sense of entitlement that I sense when I read some comments here. Nobody guarantees that the Lakers will win the title every year. There are 30 teams in the NBA with the same goal of hoisting the O'Brien at season's end. To do it once is amazing. The Lakers are going for their third straight championship. Anyone who thinks that such an accomplishment is going to be easy is sadly short-sighted. I've read that some think that the Lakers should be making light work of the Hornets. But, to my way of thinking, the first round of the NBA Playoffs is in many ways the hardest. The lower seeded team has absolutely nothing to lose or fear, especially in the 1 vs. 8 and 2 vs. 7 matchups. The lower seed is expected to lose. All the pressure is on the higher seed. And so many of us are misguided by only considering the regular season records. Look at Memphis vs. San Antonio. Despite the disparity in their regular season records, Memphis was clearly healthier and playing better than the Spurs at the end of the season. Things change in a heartbeat in the NBA.

I'll continue to root for the Lakers to come out on top at the end of this season. Win or lose, they've always been my favorite NBA team and nothing is ever going to change that.I'll continue to root for Crazy Ron, Unfocused Lamar, Soft Pau, Selfish Kobe, Over-the-Hill Fish, Injury prone Drew and the rest of this Laker crew. And I'll keep trying to figure out how such a motley crew, led by an over-rated coach who has only won when he had the best players, have dominated such a cutthroat, competitive league for so long.

GO LAKERS!!!

Not much to see here when no posts are getting through. Oh well.

We should consider getting one of these:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/When-the-Celtics-need-their-Zs-they-call-the-Sl?urn=nba-wp2056

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

NBA4ever,

I enjoyed your playoff update post at 2pm. Here are my thoughts....


Even if the “only” team the Perkins trade hurts Boston against is LA…then it was a bad trade. The last time I checked the big trophy was the only one that mattered to the C’s. (However, I still don’t think they’ll beat Miami). We shall soon find out.

That is indeed a bold prediction about Orlando coming back to beat ATL and then Chicago. I just think the Bulls execute their game plan much more effectively that the Magic.

OKC and Memphis – now that has all the makings of a great series. Memphis won the regular season series 3-1, so if they beat OKC I don’t know how much of an upset it would. Watching Perk/Ibaka vs. Z-Bo/Gasol, or Tony Allen defend Westbrook/Durant…good stuff.

Nice description about the Lakers “shifting gears” not “flipping the switch”.

In the 5th game, Okafor was dunked by Twentyfour.

@LRob

So you are going with Miami over Boston? I actually think Boston will win in 6. Can’t wait for that series; I’m looking forward to that one as much as or more than any Laker’s series until the finals. I’m predicting an epic series between the two, and if you are an NBA fan and not just a Laker’s fan then you know what I’m talking about. Got to get past Miami to get to the Laker’s and I think the trade helped but not as much as it hurt them if they do get past Miami and face the Laker’s. That is why it’s a win win for a Laker’s fan that hates and has no respect for Miami, but relishes more than anything beating the Celtics.

My Orlando prediction made me laugh after reading it considering they have to get past ATL first which I think they will. I think if everything clicks they can beat the Bulls, but I wouldn’t put my money on it.

I would put money on Memphis to beat OKC though, that is for sure. Another series I’m looking forward to.

The second round is the “REAL REAL SEASON”. The best 16 teams in the league don’t make the playoffs, but the best 8 teams do advance. If you can’t get out of the first round, no matter who you played, then you are just a pretender and always was one ex. Spurs or Mavs of past years.

My playoff song so far------ The Jam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-H0uIH5HHQ

If I was a betting person, I'd still be picking Orlando and San Antonio to advance.

There must be a reason why the Celtics are too silent even if they advanced to 2nd round. Because winning against NY Knicks is not really a true test. Perhaps, we'll see the Celtics vs. Heat as the real test whether Perkins trade affected them. They were banking on Shaq as their saving grace, unfortunately the Big Dominant is now the Big Injury Prone. Once Boston's passes Miami, you will see 131, Red and Green posting here with wide grin in chest thumping while competing with LT's constant reminder of the birth of the beast so that there'll no more trade talks. lol!

Bay to LA,

I have that kind of feeling also that Spurs will bring this to 7 games. Not much revenues from the Spurs and Magic this season, playoff games are just too precious to let go opportunities.

@LRob
Since Kobe definately has his mojo workin,' gotta go with this classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raP9uVHgfcA

Miami over the Celtics? No way- I think since Rondo has been dishing with such ease, and scoring, the Meat will fall in seven. I hate to pick them, but I've felt that since the begining of the season, they will make it back to the finals.

"If I was a betting person, I'd still be picking Orlando and San Antonio to advance."

You can't be serious Bay.

The odds would be gigantically against you. Memphis & Atl both have around 75-80% chance of winning the series... so for both San An & Orl to win, the odds would be around 4% or so - not too likely.

I personally think San Antonio is toast. I have no comment about Orlando since I haven't been watching or tracking either team this year

"Bay to LA,

I have that kind of feeling also that Spurs will bring this to 7 games. Not much revenues from the Spurs and Magic this season, playoff games are just too precious to let go opportunities.

Posted by: Edwin Gueco | April 27, 2011 at 03:58 PM "

Yeah the Spurs are extremely tough at home and they have played too well all year to go out without a fight. Their home loss to Memphis was the one that Ginobili missed.

Atlanta has too many games like last night where they don't even look like a playoff team. Orlando has some momentum to take into game 6 now and I think it would take a total collapse to stop them from winning.

testing for moderation ...

Ok we are back to cruising like a well tuned ferrari 458 ... carry on teacher

Thanks
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"You can't be serious Bay.

The odds would be gigantically against you. Memphis & Atl both have around 75-80% chance of winning the series... so for both San An & Orl to win, the odds would be around 4% or so - not too likely.

I personally think San Antonio is toast. I have no comment about Orlando since I haven't been watching or tracking either team this year

Posted by: Tim-4-Show | April 27, 2011 at 04:01 PM "

Well, I don't bet so I guess we'll find out in the next few days if that's a good thing or not. One way to look at it is that the chances of Atlanta and Memphis going up 3-1 in their series was probably even smaller than the chances of Orlando or San Antonio overcoming those deficits. Strange things can happen.

As of today, here are my full first round predictions. I know I'll be right on at least 2 of these.

Spurs in 7
Thunder in 5
Mavericks in 6
Lakers in 7
Bulls in 5
Magic in 7
Celtics in 4
Heat in 5

"Believe what you want. Enjoy your fantasy basketball dreams. But when the Lakers three-peat and Drew shares Finals MVP honors with Kobe, your mouth will start to get dry. Then this summer, you’ll choke on cold crow for not respecting or appreciating Drew as you watch Dwight get traded to another NBA team and Drew rewarded with a multi-year extension to keep him in purple and gold.

Here’s the question for the Drew for Dwight supporters, would you finally accept Drew as the Next Great Lakers Center if he remained healthy and we not only win the championship this year but also next year? I would like to hear some of your answers to that. Frankly, in two or three years, Dwight will be to Drew like LeBron is to Kobe. And his fans will suffer the same sad fate as LeBron’s admirers.
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TOM"


Wow. There's a lot to address here.

1. If the Lakers win the title this year (and Andrew does not worsen his knee along the way), and do it again next year with a full year of Andrew playing healthy and in top form, then of course that would have to be taken into consideration. However, there isn't anything about the past that suggests the next 14 months will go down that way, so I'll reserve judgment.

2. Even if the next 14 break down the way you describe, the question at that time will simply be this: going forward, who would be the better center for the Lakers. Under your scenario, the odds the answer is "Andrew" will be substantially higher than they currently are, but the ultimate outcome will depend on how Howard has developed during that time. What if Dwight developes an even better low post game offensively to go with his defensive dominance...?

3. Andrew Bynum is not going to be the co-MVP of the Finals. I'm not sure how you can even type that with a straight face. He isn't even co-MVP of this series against a pathetic Hornets front line.

4. Your analogy of "Dwight will be to Andrew what LeBron is to Kobe" not only doesn't work--it proves the opposite point. I see no reason to accept this premise, but even for those who do, are you really suggesting that after this season or next season you would not trade Kobe Bryant for LeBron James? If not, you're crazy. You don't make personnel decisions based on past performance; you make personnel decisions based on likely future outcomes. You can look to the past to help with predictions of the future (precisely the reason many of us are concerned about Andrew from an injury standpoint...), but that alone is not dispositive. Over the next 5 to 7 years it is fairly likely that LeBron will be the better player. In their respective primes, it's Kobe hands down, but Kobe is A LOT older than LeBron, and you'd be nuts to build around Kobe if you have the chance to build around LeBron. I know that's cold and unemotional, but I think that is precisely how a G.M. has to look at the world....

Posted by: God | April 26, 2011 at 09:49 AM

Tim-4-Show,

It would be a miracle for San Antonio AND Orlando to advance and since God's a Lakers fan, I don't foresee him wasting any miracles on other teams.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

@LAKERFAN INEXILE ... Excellent point about the Hornets red hot shooting in the first quarter. I was watching the game with my son and we both commented at the end of the quarter that we were not worried because the Hornets were doing what we want them to do – shoot midrange shots. Other than the 3-pointer by Ariza, we pretty much chased everybody off the 3-point line and Drew and Pau made sure there were few points in the paint. That’s our defensive strategy. Take away points in the paint and beyond the line and force teams to take midrange 2-point shots. They might win a game that way but never a series. Lakers in 6. We will put our foot on the Hornets throats tomorrow nite.
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@BRONXLAKERFAN ... Count me among the fans who thought the Lakers would kill the Hornets. KobeMVP888 would remind me not to count too much on the results from the practice season. LOL. At any rate, the big differences are CP3 having the series of his career as shown by his #1 ranking for EFF in the playoffs. Quite a contrast from how we “owned” him during the practice season. The other big factor is Ariza also having his best playoff since he left the Lakers. His previous efforts against the purple and gold were pretty disastrous and left his Rockets and Hornets teams in big holes. This year, he has come through big for the Hornets and with CP3 and Landry have given the Lakers fits.
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@BAY TO LA ... I wouldn’t count the Magic out because I think the Hawks can still choke this big lead away, much like the Lakers against the Suns. Same for the Spurs. I can’t see them folding. Win Game 5 at home, then the pressure on Memphis to win Game 6 at home will be immense. If they falter, then like the Lakers know, nothing like having home court advantage for a Game 7. I’m still rooting for the Grizzlies because then we would have home court through the West. Same reason I am rooting for the Celtics. Home court advantage in the Finals.
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TOM


Tim-4-Show,

I wonder how many bet against Kobe before the game. His appearance last night on that level using a race horse linggo was a longshot, isn't it? Would u dismiss Orl and SA based on their current standing. When Lakers won last year's Championship, they were also 3-2. Got to believe with Yogi Berra when it comes to traditional team. On the contrary, if Lakers go the WCF, I have a strong feeling it will be against Thunder.


@LAKERFAN INEXILE ... Excellent point about the Hornets red hot shooting in the first quarter. I was watching the game with my son and we both commented at the end of the quarter that we were not worried because the Hornets were doing what we want them to do – shoot midrange shots. Other than the 3-pointer by Ariza, we pretty much chased everybody off the 3-point line and Drew and Pau made sure there were few points in the paint. That’s our defensive strategy. Take away points in the paint and beyond the line and force teams to take midrange 2-point shots. They might win a game that way but never a series. Lakers in 6. We will put our foot on the Hornets throats tomorrow nite.
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@BRONXLAKERFAN ... Count me among the fans who thought the Lakers would kill the Hornets. KobeMVP888 would remind me not to count too much on the results from the practice season. LOL. At any rate, the big differences are CP3 having the series of his career as shown by his #1 ranking for EFF in the playoffs. Quite a contrast from how we “owned” him during the practice season. The other big factor is Ariza also having his best playoff since he left the Lakers. His previous efforts against the purple and gold were pretty disastrous and left his Rockets and Hornets teams in big holes. This year, he has come through big for the Hornets and with CP3 and Landry have given the Lakers fits.
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@BAY TO LA ... I wouldn’t count the Magic out because I think the Hawks can still choke this big lead away, much like the Lakers against the Suns. Same for the Spurs. I can’t see them folding. Win Game 5 at home, then the pressure on Memphis to win Game 6 at home will be immense. If they falter, then like the Lakers know, nothing like having home court advantage for a Game 7. I’m still rooting for the Grizzlies because then we would have home court through the West. Same reason I am rooting for the Celtics. Home court advantage in the Finals.
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TOM

"Compared to +/- stat, I think EFF is the better gauge of how a player played compared to his teammates.
Posted by: LakerTom | April 27, 2011 at 02:53 PM "

I like the EFF stat as well. The +/- stat has value but is only a really good measure of alphadog players. If Shannon Brown comes in and plays with Kobe, Gasol, and Bynum, his +/- will be a lot higher than if he came in and played with Matt Barnes, Steve Blake, and Joe Smith.

Kobe Won Konobe!

The man is a basketball Deity!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miami will beat the Cs. LBJ could haven beaten them singlehandedly last year but pulled back cause he wanted to form the super team. I think in game 2 he rained fire and brimstone on the Cs and then he started to fake his elbow injury. I think it will be miami vs the lake show with miami beating us in 6. Remember kobe is 0-4 over the last 2 years against lbj.

test

@LakerTom
Agreed, I was thinking the same thing. It's a interesting phenomenon that when teams shoot a high percentage in a given time period (quarter/half/game) the sportswriters always say that the defense was terrible. Can't the defense be good but the offense working and players hitting shots? Really, I'd consider the level at which the Hornets hit in the first as a statistical anomaly. The Lakers played better defense than was reflected by the 49.3% final Hornets shooting percentage, as evidenced by the high number of forced turnovers. The Hornets turned it over 6 times in the first quarter and 11 in the half (if I'm right). That's an active defense- not the type to normally give up a near-90% opponents field goal percentage. The remaining three quarters were about right- hovering around 40% shooting for the Hornets. I didn't see this as a Lakers-not-showing-up-until-2nd-quarter game- they played with intensity from the beginning, grabbed offensive boards, got turnovers and blocks.

I mean, the reason the pick and roll is the dominant play in the NBA is that it always creates a certain amount of space for a jumpshot, or an easy layup/dunk, or a mismatch. Teams are going to get shots. If all the shots had been layups, I would have faulted the Laker defense just like the Kamenetskys. But they were hitting jumpers. At the end of the quarter, I thought we would probably win the game- the Lakers were playing at a high level and had stayed in the game despite ridiculously hot shooting by the Hornets. Closing hard on three point shooters and protecting the basket- those leave midrange jumpers open, but we can live with that.

Moreover, that quarter showed me that if the Lakers play like that, they can't be beat in a series. I'd go even farther than that- I think shooting evens out over the course of a game in the face of good energy and good defense- so I'd say they wouldn't lose a game playing at that level. While I saw a little more pep in the step of the Lakers after Kobe's dunk, the bench came back mostly because shooting evens out. If we play like we played last night, I'd say nobody can beat us in a seven game series. Some might argue with me, but I will point out that we had an eighteen point lead near the end of the game with the starters on the bench, after being behind by double digits in the first. Without a ridiculous shooting quarter by the Hornets (assuming they shot more in line with the other three quarters) this would have been a 30 point blowout. We're back, and ready to win...

13 to 3peat

So I have a theory about moderation

It's all about the hits, Mon Tue Wed are historically the biggest volume days ergo
more hits are generated by bloggers constantly refreshing the blog page to see if comments are going through therefore
more hits
Can't say what the latest reason is because MM decrees "No Questions Asked"

But it started with The Sonnybelfast banning
Now there could have be one rouge blogger out there continually changing IP addresses saying all kind of things or not, but moderation during these times is counter-productive unless like I said MM is looking for as many hits on the site as possible.

In the meantime, since MM waits an eternity to clear posts, unlike the Kbros who at least sent comments through quickly so that conversations could carry on....
we are forced to either continue to refresh in the hopes that Moderation has been turned off. or
perhaps look elsewhere for our daily Laker fix.

Kobe Bryant is 6/22 in Game Winning Shots in the playoffs:
http://chasing23.com/the-myth-of-playoff-kobe/

How is this possibly clutch?

If the Lakers wouldnt renew the contracts of coach Jim Cleamons,Brian Shaw and Frank Hamblen and others it will be a real blow for the Lakers and i am not sure how long again we will be able to reach the the play off finals much less to win another nba title and surpass Boston.I can see that they might end up in Miami and give Lebron James,Dwade and Chris Bosh their first ring.Then the Lakers wouldnt get that opportunity to surpass the Celtics in terms of Nba championship titles.

This goes out to all the trolls that believe Kobe pulled a Paula Pierce Wheelchair hoax and to those that believe this team is done. Here's Lester Young with Nat King Cole on Piano and Buddy Rich on Drums:

These Foolish Things; and
Lester Leaps In (in honor of Kobe, I'm renaming it "Kobe Leaps In"

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

"IT'S THE PLAYOFFS, NOT THE LAYOFFS!"

Is there any way to get moderation turned off again? Maybe the PSP can step in and issue tickets?

I sure hope Pau's upper respiratory infection is not contagious. I'm sure the team Doc's are taking the necessary precautions....aren't they? Pau, physically, doesn't look good, he looks worn, he looks sick.


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