Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Cool Hand Luke, Oct 9, 2012.
Shaq wasn't any better from the line. Still didn't work.
So what if we lost preseason and regular season games (I know you posted prior to the Piston game)? I much rather we figure shit out right now and lose and get the 8th seed, and then click in the latter part of the season and postseason. I am not denying our bench is shit. I have admitted that and it is concerning throughout the whole season. That is why I want us to gel and figure out how to adapt to the bench and our starters.
Nash is injured; so naturally Steve Blake will fill in.
Not a chance.
Dude, as Shay said, the only ones pushing the panic button are the spoiled fickle fans or casual Lakers fans, and none Lakers fans.
His technique is improving.
Haha Shaq has 4 rings. Enuff said.
Would have had 8 if he wasn't such a dick.
He won 4 with 50% effort. It's interesting that too much talent/natural gifts can be to the detriment of an athlete. If everything always came easy, why would you work hard to maximize your skills?
Swap Kobe's brain with Shaq's and he'd average 40-20 with 8 MVPs and 10 rings.
Come playoffs steve nash is 39, kobe 34, metta world peace 33, gasol 32, blake 33, antawn jamison 36 ...
good luck,you gonna need it. I personally hope you make the final so that lebron schools kobe ...but I doubt you even make conference finals.
Howard made the finals playing with Jameer Nelson and Turkoglu. Rafer Alston even filled in for Nelson for much of that play-off run! If he gets back to 100%, there is plenty of talent around him for the Lakers to make the finals, even if they are all getting up there in age.
If I were a Lakers fan, I'd be much more concerned about having Mike Brown as my headcoach than any of the players.
I don't think they'll implode. Durant and Russ have worked too hard to just let this whole thing fall apart because one guy got traded and now they're angry about it. Nobody is that stupid.
Sure, they're buddies with Harden but they understand its a business. This could go another way too, Russ and Durant might elevate their games seeing how they don't have the 6th man off the bench anymore. They are both so damn young. You think we've seen Russ' ceiling? How much can Durant improve in the next 2 years?
I think they'll take the no.1 seed in the west. Spurs know how to manage a season and won't go full speed, Lakers might not have figured themselves out quick enough to get the best record so even if OKC are a little worse its not like other teams are stepping on their coat tails anyway.
Come on now. They're a bunch of grandpas. They're gonna be a combined 2754 yrs come playoff time. I just hope that we don't make the finals by any fluke because i don't want The Great LeBron embarrassing us.
This Lakers fan definitely is.
I just don't think OKC is that good without Harden. Westbrook and Durant knows it. They're going to get frustrated. Imagine if Lakers traded Gasol to save money or Miami traded Bosh.
I'm not too worried about that. With Nash and Kobe out there Lakers don't need a offensive coach. Brown will understand that eventually. Just keep em happy and playing hard and they'll be alright.
That year, the celtics would have made the finals and won the title had garnett not got injured. Garnett injury opened room for orlando. And dont underestimate the players around howard at that time, you forgot to mention rashard lewis too who was an excellent playa years ago. And I can go further and say rashard lewis was the one who killed cleveland in that series more then dwight howard did.I watched that series well.
In game 1, orlando won by 1 point...rashard lewis hit the game winning shot.In game 6, Cleveland were up by one point with 5 seconds left...rashard lewis hit a 3 point...then james tied the game to send it to OT. Orlando won it in OT by 2 points to eliminate cleveland.
It was lewis who killed cleveland, more then it was dwight.
The first ever flopping warnings have been issued by the league and who were the winners? J.J. Barea of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Donald Sloan of the Cleveland Cavaliers, take a bow! You guys just became trivia answers.
If you guys aren't watching Kyrie on League Pass right now, you're making a mistake
dudley on the heat, no one will stop us this year.
Hollinger's small-sample size, early season PER rankings are pretty amusing, especially the top two:
Shouldn't there be some kind of minimum minutes per game in the rankings? I know the point of efficiency rankings runs counter to that, but still... 6.7mpg and that's only when it's time for the Human Victory Blunt to make an appearance?
Another blowout victory for the heat while coasting around..
And good thing with this blowouts, minutes are being managed..come playoffs we will be rested alot more then others.
hihihihih, man I am loving having laughs on the lakers season.Altho I expect them to click things at one point.
I'm going to say it softly, but the Mavs have looked pretty good so far. 4-1 without Dirk. Mayo is fitting in a lot faster than I thought he would, and Collison has really surprised me. Add to that the whole team gelling together pretty well, and there's a competitive squad that could surprise a team or two in the playoffs. I'm pretty sure they'll make the playoffs without as much trouble as last year.
I am liking them too, but need to give more time cause their wins were against charlotte, lowry-less toronto, and fakers ( ahahaha).
What I find laughable, when mike brown was in cleveland... per kobe fans brown was excellent coach, whom lebron costed a championship by quiting.
Now that the mighty brown is with the lakers, he is poor coach with kobe according to the fans of kobe.
Fact- Lebron made mike brown look like some good coach. Goes to show how amazing of a player he is
You don't remember Collison from way back when he was backing up CP3 and CP3 got injured and Darren tore the league a new ass? He averaged like 20-9 shooting 50-45-90 for a good two months.
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