This summer has been a great one for the Lakers.

NBA: The advantage over the field in the West is so obvious that the standings debate heading into camp goes only as high up the food chain as picking the second-best team in the conference. The Lakers are obviously not loved by all, but it has become impossible for even their greatest detractors to disrespect them.

Not only is L.A. the two-time defending champion, with a third Finals appearance preceding that, but the summer moves were one direct hit after another: keeping Jackson, keeping Fisher’s leadership and playoff magic, signing Blake as a safety net if Fisher falters, signing Barnes to address the possibility of Luke Walton missing the entire season with a back injury. The Lakers didn’t just hold the line. They pushed it out even more.

OVERALL GRADE: A

  • not6not7not8not9

    the west is weak. 4peat. its really easy.

    • PRLaker

      lets just worry about the 3peat and then we can talk about the n4peat guys

  • JOSH IN DA 310

    A- grade from me… We could’ve tried to keep Farmar in the roster at least till Fisher retired. I remember him in his Bruin days and lighting it up then. I only wish He could’ve showed some of that spark in his years with the Lakers. Either way we 3peat this year 4 sure. Cant wait just one more month

    • PRLaker

      when i look at the team we had last year, we were full of holes the more ovious being our bench, we pretty much won the championship with kobe pau and fish, what do you think will happen now that we dont have a single hole. our defense is going to be so good that it wont even be fair to the other 29 teams

  • Mr. Anonymous

    There’s no competition in the west for the Lakers, so we’ll cruise to the Finals. The question is, who are we going to meet there?

  • The artist formally known as Brown Hater

    It was actually Farmars decision to leave he didn’t like playing in the triangle or behind Fisher. So why should they make him a restricted free agent & probably have to overpay him just to stay when he didn’t wanna be here. I would rather have Blake than an unhappy Farmar any day.

  • lakers2000

    Fantastic job this off season. I have not been this excited for a season to start since we signed Malone and Payton. Go Lakers!!!!!

  • sancho

    A fantastic job this offseason. Great summer. Good news today as the entire 2010 Championship series will be released on Blu Ray in a 4 disc set in October.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    since bryant never learned TEAM GAME or leadership on any level(magic will always be the greatest laker ever) they better surround his lazy non defense playin ass with some ALLSTARS……KEEPIN IT HONEST.

    • PRLaker

      fuck you laffs atu you fucking imbecille, go fuck your dog like you always do you pig

    • bostonSUCKS88

      oh yeah, cuz magic never played with all stars

    • 242LakerFan

      I’m stunned to discover that you actually DO have balls, because it takes a big brass pair to spout the utterly ridiculous garbage you just did and then add the word “honest” at the end. I can’t decide whether you are in complete denial, suffering a complete disconnect from reality or just plain stupid. I suspect it could be any one or combination thereof.
      Ask any member of the Redeem Team who led that squad. Ask Coach K or Collangelo or any member of any Olympic basketball team from Beijing ’08. Ask anyone who has played with or against the Lakers in the last decade about leadership and Kobe Bryant.
      Ask Pierce, Rondo, Westbrook, Artest and so many other NBA players about his defense. Hell, go ask one Mr. Iverson how he enjoyed games 2-5 of his one Championship Series after Kobe smothered him like a wet blanket for four straight games. I’m sure he has The Answer!

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    don`t talk ABOUT YOUR CRACKHEAD MOM THAT WAY, go sit on your drunk uncles lap some more loser.

    • 242LakerFan

      Uh-oh, someone hit a nerve. Careful, folks, these borderline psychotic personalities are fragile. I don’t know if she can take this much pressure.
      You know, we’d be happy to lay off if you’d’ just disappear for – oh I don’t know, say…ever?

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    666faker fan=blowhard…is that why PHILIP JACKSON WROTE IN HIS BOOK THAT BRYANT IS UNCOACHABLE?eat that bitch.

    • bostonSUCKS88

      when was that book written again? kobe has matured since then

    • Showtime4eva

      You say he doesn’t play D, you say he’s not a team player,you say just about anything negative about him. Yet he owns five (5) rings and is the best player in the league. An all time great. Who right now could even be close to as good or better in your simple mind than Kobe Bryant?

    • 242LakerFan

      And JESSE Jackson said he couldn’t support Obama because he wasn’t really black. THINGS CHANGE.
      You gotta start reading some more recent news there, little girl.

  • http://57.amklac 242 laker fan

    finally i agree with laffs at u ,home run dude…..

  • Robert.

    Topic first, then some fun.
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    Lakers get A++ for this summer! 5 Teams (including Knicks, Bulls, Nets, etc.) get F- for junking their teams to pave way for LeChoke. Cavs get F– for being blindsided by a basketball-less huckster, who was going to leave anyway. Cell-blocks get an F—– for hiring Snaq, and adding 350lb to their already bloated team. I’ll rate other teams later. (Miami gets an I (incomplete) for leaving the NBA and joining WWF – great show – but will there be basketball?)
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    hmm. that was fun, but for more fun ..
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    Wow, I think Laffs has blown a gasket. He/She/It is throwing up junk now. It’s not amusing anymore, or even relevant. He/She/It is like ‘all of Europe’ telling Copernicus ‘he’s crazy to think the Sun is the center of the Solar System’, back in the day.
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    More like Chicken Little. “The sky is falling, the sky is falling”. Or even Henny Penny? Turkey Lurkey? Peter & the Wolf? Peter Wolf (from J. Geils Band)? The boy who cried Wolf. The Minnesota Timberwolves? (sorry, Kurt).

  • JOSH IN DA 310

    Laffs atu is showing weakness like a lil bitch.. Cant teake it or what man? then get the fuck off this website you little turd. nobody likes you, you have no friends, you are a loner. Be gone laffs atu, go to Palos Verdes’ Light house and throw yourself off that 200 foot cliff head first

    • 242LakerFan

      No, don’t stop to give head first, just jump!

  • http://chatlakers.com Robert

    The lakers have done a commendable job. There is a small problem area. The center position, Ratliff is a good addition. There is a question on the ability theat Andrew Bynum can play an entire season.The Laker management should consider this and have a good backup if an injury occurs. Rick fox stated this dilemma. Mitch, Jerry and Phil need to consider this. Providing an insurance against this problem.

  • http://chatlakers.com Robert

    The lakers have done a commendable job. There is a small problem area. The center position, Ratliff is a good addition. There is a question on the ability that Andrew Bynum can play an entire season.The Laker management should consider this and have a good backup if an injury occurs. Rick fox stated this dilemma. Mitch, Jerry and Phil need to consider this. Providing an insurance against this problem.