Due to the overwhelming requests and negative responses, GetGarnett.com is approaching a name change. After reading all the requests, it seems most would like to be represented for who we all really are: The Lakers Nation. At TheLakersNation.com, we are going to put our first change into the hands of all the fans.

This thread is dedicated to what idea you would like to see the most on this site. After a week of ideas, we will poll the new ideas, and once it is decided, we will make that change.

When you click on our site, you will be entering the Vision of the Fans. Our Vision is show and represent to the world what the Fans want to see. The name change is expected to occur sometime next week. We will keep you all notified.

At TheLakersNation.com you will be directly connected to The Lakers Nation blog. You will no longer have to “choose a side.” As we remain determined to bring the fans cutting edge ideas for the site, it is only appropriate that all the fans have an opinion on it. Well, we listened. (I know, FINALLY!) We want TheLakersNation.com to be the most fan oriented purple and gold website available.

Thank you again for all of your patience and support.

GetGarnett.com / TheLakersNation.com Staff

**Note: If you type in GetGarnett.com, it will redirect you (after next week) to TheLakersNation.com

  • SILO

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. THE LAKERS NATION UNITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WONDER TWIN POWERS ACTIVATE! GET THOSE CELTICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • left

    Sounds good to me, I like the name. I enjoy this blog and check it everyday. Go Lakers!

  • schnide

    good choice :)

  • ryanfu09

    GREAT!!… Naming it THELAKERSNATION.com is probably the best thing u guys have done so far in trying to upgrade everything!!!… GREAT CHOICE!!!!… LOVE IT!..

  • http://www.myspace.com/dbricks DBricks

    What Ive said all along, im supportin the changes 100%

  • BEC

    “We want TheLakersNation.com to be the most fan oriented purple and gold website available.”

    It already is. You guys do an amazing job, the work you guys do and most importantly the content you guys put on this site is second to none.

  • lakersfan17

    Great name were a united nation of Lakers fans!

  • kb24lalaland

    thanks u guys, ur the best laker site out there.

  • LA_LAKER FAN

    I DONT LIKE THE NAME

    ONCE ITS CHANGED THIS WEBSITE WONT FEEL THE SAME,,

    O AND WHAT HAPPENED TO GETGARNETT VS GOTGARNETT

    THELAKERSNATION VS GOTGARNETT DOSENT SOUND GOOD TO ME

    BAD IDEA IMO

  • The President

    TheLakersNation spoke……we here at Vision of the Fans listened. In all sincerity, thanks to all the millions of visitors and Lakers fans to GetGarnett.com. Without you guys….we don’t do this. The Garnett chapter is closing soon just like the Shaq chapter. Isn’t funny that we all felt KG was one of us for awhile even though he never was. Thats is how much passion the world brought to this site. As we have said 30 million people cannot be wrong. To Chris, Kam, Jim and Shane, thanks for old days and your hard work and dedication….impressive; VERY impressive. I watch how hard you guys work every day. Every book has many chapters….time to turn to the next one. Let’s go Lakers fans….we have work to do with Mitch and Jerry !

  • Justin M.

    Thank you for listening to us.

  • lakers

    I made up the name in the first place woooooooooo

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    [quote comment="11548"]I made up the name in the first place woooooooooo[/quote]

    Haha good to know we were on the same page with some members. Lakers Nation was a name we were shooting for from the get go.

  • Nikko

    bah.. sounds like something george bush would say

  • Smush Oneal

    As a Raider fan I find this pretty amusing because there’s only one true Nation in sports , Raider Nation , the rest unfortunately are rip offs!

    I’ll still come here though to get the latest news.

    Go Lakers.

  • cyrus

    Sounds cool to me, now let us work on the layout.

  • Faith

    I’m against this…I’m vehemently protesting this!

    LOL, jk.

    Do we have to sign up/create a new account again?

  • Faith

    oops

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    [quote comment="11554"]I’m against this…I’m vehemently protesting this!

    LOL, jk.

    Do we have to sign up/create a new account again?[/quote]

    No, you don’t have to sign up again.

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    [quote comment="11550"]bah.. sounds like something george bush would say[/quote]

    Thanks. :)

  • Rpoc

    Yes! Excellent!

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Hopefully, this improves our comments, things haven’t looked good for awhile.

  • Michael_23

    Would it sound better to name it thelakernation.com ?

    It just sounds like you have to exaggerate the “s” at the end.

    Anyways I like the name change and I’m glad it’ll be coming!

    Or we can also name it FORGETgarnett.com

    hehehe.

  • kobe24mvp

    is the whole got garnett crap gonna be gone…and that was the best name you could have picked other than just laker nation which i assume was taken.as long as you guys are runnin it, it should be the best laker website out there.hopefully by next week we will get JO also and it would be my week:)

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    [quote comment="11561"]is the whole got garnett crap gonna be gone…and that was the best name you could have picked other than just laker nation which i assume was taken.as long as you guys are runnin it, it should be the best laker website out there.hopefully by next week we will get JO also and it would be my week:)[/quote]

    GotGarnett will be up and running start early next week. So yeah, its still going to be around.

  • KO_BEliever

    i really like the name change!!! SICK.

    but i strongly agree with michael_23 that thelakernation.com (without the “s”) sounds more grammatically correct. has a better sound into it. wadya guyz think? (=

  • cyrus

    [quote comment="11559"]Hopefully, this improves our comments, things haven’t looked good for awhile.[/quote]

    LD2K, never downgrade your own product. Marketing 101.jk, haha

  • cyrus

    [quote comment="11560"]Would it sound better to name it thelakernation.com ?

    It just sounds like you have to exaggerate the “s” at the end.

    Anyways I like the name change and I’m glad it’ll be coming!

    Or we can also name it FORGETgarnett.com

    hehehe.[/quote]

    The official name of our beloved team is: Los Angeles Lakers.
    you see that “S” at the end?

  • cyrus

    What happened to the promised “Midget Porn”????

  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    [quote comment="11567"]What happened to the promised “Midget Porn”????[/quote]
    I downloaded it all, no more left for the rest of you. BWAHAHAHA!

  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    [quote comment="11560"]Would it sound better to name it thelakernation.com ?

    It just sounds like you have to exaggerate the “s” at the end.

    Anyways I like the name change and I’m glad it’ll be coming!

    Or we can also name it FORGETgarnett.com

    hehehe.[/quote]
    We’ve also purchased the one w/o the ‘s’ just incase some people forget it. :)

  • LakerNation1

    i knew you guys wont let us down…i just knew it =*) im glad we were able to meet halfway on this….

    LAKER(s)NATION!!!!!!

    cant u feel the bond already???? KG’s got nothing on us!

  • kb24 4life

    I like the name
    good choice
    now we will be only 1 nation and try to push the lakers to get better with our support.

  • wallfishy

    lakersnation doesn’t make sense. you are a laker not a lakers. you are part of the lakers. if you have the s it has to be lakers’ nation. i’m not a grammer guy, but lakers nation sounds wrong.

    Don’t leave kobe

  • MambaKB24

    finally

    now u guys can stop shoving the stupid fake rilvary down our throats

    thelakernation sounds good tho, now we can focus on the real important thing, THE LAKERS

  • einyo

    keep the site the same format, keep it simple like it is now with news and a shoutbox, thats all we realy need

  • http://www.myspace.com/regg66 rpouncy14

    good choice

  • KO_BEliever

    [quote comment="11566"][quote comment="11560"]Would it sound better to name it thelakernation.com ?

    It just sounds like you have to exaggerate the “s” at the end.

    Anyways I like the name change and I’m glad it’ll be coming!

    Or we can also name it FORGETgarnett.com

    hehehe.[/quote]

    The official name of our beloved team is: Los Angeles Lakers.
    you see that “S” at the end?[/quote]

    dude, its just redundant with the “S”. i think michael_23 would just want to say it sounds more grammatically correct. anywayz, either way..sick sick name! great work guyz! (=

  • LAalltheway

    I like “thelakernation.com” way better personally, without the S. It’s just that no one calls it the Lakers Nation. It’s always the Laker Nation. It sounds better, more authentic, and somehow stronger in my opinion.

  • LakerNation1

    didnt someone say that lakernation.com was already taken? i believe nugget pointed this out to me last week or so. or somebody…

    lakersnation doesnt sound too bad. u kinda get used to it

  • LAL4LIFE

    i think a forum would be really cool :D

  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    TheLakerNation was taken a week ago but for some odd reason it was available yesterday. Also, we are not interesting in doing a forum. One, there’s already a bunch of Laker forums out there (ie: CL and LG). Two, we don’t have time nor the staff to moderate it.

  • LakerNation1

    [quote comment="11596"]TheLakerNation was taken a week ago but for some odd reason it was available yesterday. Also, we are not interesting in doing a forum. One, there’s already a bunch of Laker forums out there (ie: CL and LG). Two, we don’t have time nor the staff to moderate it.[/quote]

    yeah there u go. there u have it. we cannot have LakerNation because someone else bought it. so by default, the S is in. im good with it.

  • somelakerfan1

    i like the name but

    but whats gunna happen to the lakers r they going to have the same roster plus with this years rookies or what we get new and good and allstar playerz

    its not going well i feel next year we dont have a chance at the playoffs with this roster

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    Could Kupchak and Bird be working on something behind the scenes?

    Almost a week later and there is silence in Laker-and-Pacer-Land. Not even a small rumor of anything from both sides. Now, this could be what it seems and nothing is happening, or could there be some talks going on behind closed doors?

    I might just be a hopeful Lakers fan right now who is trying to hang onto any hope we have, but it is possible that a trade could pop out of no-where. There have been trades in history that clubs have kept very quiet, and then they suddenly come out with the deal. Could this be what’s happening with LA and Indiana?

    Jermaine O’Neal would obviously love to come to LA anyway, because of his long-time friend Kobe, and he confirmed this in the LA interview (even though he took it back but that was merely Bird’s doing). I’m also certain that Kobe would welcome Jermaine with open arms, and the Lakers front-office know that they need to keep Kobe happy, as if he leaves the Buss’ aren’t going to be selling tickets. If they have any sense at all, they’ll be on the phone to the Pacers everyday, and I think they just might be.

    So, this may just be me trying to have faith in my ball club, or there could be some real truth behind all this, and maybe, just maybe, a deal is being worked on right now.

    But, I guess only time will tell.

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    Guys (Ed), keep every comment in topic. The O’Neal deal has nothing to do with this post… that can go in one of the O’Neal posts. From now on comments that are way off topic will be deleted.

  • BEC

    [quote comment="11615"]Guys (Ed), keep every comment in topic. The O’Neal deal has nothing to do with this post… that can go in one of the O’Neal posts. From now on comments that are way off topic will be deleted.[/quote]

    I was just about to respond to that, Eds post, and you just had to come in and ruin it for me, just when I had a lot written. Thanks btw. Good to know though.

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    Guys you can respond to my post on the topic under this one, the one that is about Coby Karl. I posted the samething there.

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    [quote comment="11617"]Guys you can respond to my post on the topic under this one, the one that is about Coby Karl. I posted the samething there.[/quote]

    From now on, make sure all your comments stay on topic. If you talk throw up a trade scenario in a post about Critt… it will be deleted.

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    Come on hZm take a chill pill. All we’re doing is what we have been doing all along. Don’t kill the site by making threats like that. The only reason I put my comment on this post is because I thought that more guys people would read my comment. Just give us some freedom to type our comments anywhere we want even though it doesn’t have anything to do with the topic. You already took away our ability to use profanity, don’t kill the site.

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    [quote comment="11620"]Come on hZm take a chill pill. All we’re doing is what we have been doing all along. Don’t kill the site by making threats like that. The only reason I put my comment on this post is because I thought that more guys people would read my comment. Just give us some freedom to type our comments anywhere we want even though it doesn’t have anything to do with the topic. You already took away our ability to use profanity, don’t kill the site.[/quote]

    We’ve been getting complaints from members about this. Honestly, I agree with them. It keeps the site more organized.

  • cyrus

    hZm,

    “We’ve been getting complaints from members about this. Honestly, I agree with them. It keeps the site more organized.”

    In my opinion you need to organize your articles by importance and suject rather than organizing your members. A member could write one line about the discussed subject and add five lines off-subject in one post. How do you want to monitor that one? Delete the off-subject lines and leave the rest? Don’t you have enough work to monitor comments as is?

    As said before, this layout puts everything on a single thread and bloggers are used to post their comments on the last topic. I don’t blame them and I understand them. They want to be heard and they want other bloggers to see their comments, because they know not many will read comments on the past subjects. This single thread system has given us the habit to post our comments on the latest topic. If you organize your site they way it was suggested, you will eliminate those off-subject topics. You may have misunderstood those complaints.
    Honestly, if I have something to say, I usually post it under the latest article, regardless of subject.

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    Thank You Cyrus, thank god someone understands me. That is exactly what I was trying to say, but I couldn’t find the words. I could not have said it any better Cyrus. We need more people like you Cyrus, people who don’t cry about every little thing.

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    As of right now I think its easier to just keep comments on topic… especially if it comes out of the blue in or if it has absolutely has nothing to go with the subject at hand. We’ll look into the suggestions at a later time when we finish all the other planes we currently have set.

  • as1084

    SORRY…I DONT LIKE THE NAME…ITS NOT VERY CREATIVE AND VERY BORING…I HATE TO SAY IT BUT REDSARMY.COM IS A MUCH MORE CREATIVE WEBSITE NAME..SORRY IT DOESNT DO IT FOR ME. VERY UN-CREATIVE!

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    [quote comment="11630"]SORRY…I DONT LIKE THE NAME…ITS NOT VERY CREATIVE AND VERY BORING…I HATE TO SAY IT BUT REDSARMY.COM IS A MUCH MORE CREATIVE WEBSITE NAME..SORRY IT DOESNT DO IT FOR ME. VERY UN-CREATIVE![/quote]

    Thanks! :)

    I was thinking of changing the name to ChicksNavy.com. Didn’t sound right for some odd reason.

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    I think that what you guys are trying to do is whack, and I hope you reconsider what you’re doing, but with that said I love this site and I won’t change anything about. Sorry if I’m giving you guys any problems, I just didn’t like the whole idea of you guys deleting our comments just because we go off topic. I do want you guys to know that this is my favorite site and to keep up the good work. Thanks for the dedication and Laker pride.

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    [quote comment="11632"]I think that what you guys are trying to do is whack, and I hope you reconsider what you’re doing, but with that said I love this site and I won’t change anything about. Sorry if I’m giving you guys any problems, I just didn’t like the whole idea of you guys deleting our comments just because we go off topic. I do want you guys to know that this is my favorite site and to keep up the good work. Thanks for the dedication and Laker pride.[/quote]

    Its just something that I also don’t find comfortable. If I’m reading about Coby Karl’s story I don’t want to scroll down and see multiple JO trade scenarios… I want to know what others think of Coby. Not to mention that almost every other article here is JO related.

    Thanks for the support.

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    I undestand hZm and I’ll try to stay on topic next time. You just keep up the great work.

  • lakersfan17

    [quote comment="11630"]SORRY…I DONT LIKE THE NAME…ITS NOT VERY CREATIVE AND VERY BORING…I HATE TO SAY IT BUT REDSARMY.COM IS A MUCH MORE CREATIVE WEBSITE NAME..SORRY IT DOESNT DO IT FOR ME. VERY UN-CREATIVE![/quote]
    Reds Army sucks.

    Anyways great name!

  • Forget KG get JO

    LakerNation hah more like GayNation dont like the name

    bad move getgarnett staff bad move. u guys shud have changed it to GetJo when u had the chance

    time to go to that site now

    R.I.P
    GETGARNETT.com

  • Rpoc

    [quote comment="11645"]LakerNation hah more like GayNation dont like the name

    bad move getgarnett staff bad move. u guys shud have changed it to GetJo when u had the chance

    time to go to that site now

    R.I.P
    GETGARNETT.com[/quote]
    Thumbs down.

  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    [quote comment="11623"]hZm,

    “We’ve been getting complaints from members about this. Honestly, I agree with them. It keeps the site more organized.”

    In my opinion you need to organize your articles by importance and suject rather than organizing your members. A member could write one line about the discussed subject and add five lines off-subject in one post. How do you want to monitor that one? Delete the off-subject lines and leave the rest? Don’t you have enough work to monitor comments as is?

    As said before, this layout puts everything on a single thread and bloggers are used to post their comments on the last topic. I don’t blame them and I understand them. They want to be heard and they want other bloggers to see their comments, because they know not many will read comments on the past subjects. This single thread system has given us the habit to post our comments on the latest topic. If you organize your site they way it was suggested, you will eliminate those off-subject topics. You may have misunderstood those complaints.
    Honestly, if I have something to say, I usually post it under the latest article, regardless of subject.[/quote]
    It’s not that we can do it but it is what we are limited too. The way posts are made is whatever the theme tells them how to post it. Currently, this theme is like ever other blog out there — The new posts are what you see up on the top and the old ones keep going down.

    If we can find a theme in a later time that makes it possible to have all the content in eye-view, then we will decide then. However, ever since we’ve created GetGarnett.com, we wanted to have a simple website and not have everything scattered around dilly-dally. Yes, you heard me right… DILLY-DALLY! :D

    Also, as of now, we are happy the way the website looks and if we get tired of it in a later time, will think about redesigning with a new theme and at that time, we will take your considering on your request.

    Yours truly,
    The Nugget

    PS: Go Lakers!

  • cyrus

    hZm and The Nugget,

    Fair enough, do whatever you think would keep this site alive and running and you have my support.

  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    Thanks for the support. :D

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    Guys I know this is off topic, but isn’t there anything new to report, I really need something new to read before I end up killing myself. JK

  • cyrus

    Hey ED,

    I have another site for you to keep you busy for a while. It isn’t a machine and not about news or rumors. It is just a reference for all basketball lovers to get statistics and infos. Check it out:

    http://basketball-reference.com/

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    Thanks Cyrus, good lookin’ out.

  • cyrus

    One Favor please!

    Is it possible to put a tiny “Home” button at the end of the page, so after reading all the comment we can click on it and go back to home page without having to scroll all the way up?

  • getgasol

    For what it’s worth, I for one actually thought the whole GetGarnett/GotGarnett thing was pretty clever.

    How you guys already owned the two names and were going to make use of them both and basing it around a renewed Lakers/Celtics rivalry. And making us choose when we come on (Get Gold/Get Green) It was like a jedi choosing dark side or light side lol

    But if everyone else don’t like it, I guess listen to the masses. Just thought I’d share that not everyone thought it was a bad idea :)

  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    [quote comment="11699"]One Favor please!

    Is it possible to put a tiny “Home” button at the end of the page, so after reading all the comment we can click on it and go back to home page without having to scroll all the way up?[/quote]
    That I can do for you — Great idea! Is that what you wanted?

  • cyrus

    Yes, Thank you Nugget,

    This is how I’m gonna do it; little changes, one by one, you wont even notice it. haha. jk

  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    [quote comment="11706"]Yes, Thank you Nugget,

    This is how I’m gonna do it; little changes, one by one, you wont even notice it. haha. jk[/quote] :)

  • Rpoc

    Quotes have a redirect link to the original post

    Put in an all caps lock post filter like the language filter

  • junjun

    Lest go guys I’m in.

  • keep24

    how about this site name for the near future:

    bringbackkobe.com or howcouldwelosekobe.com ??????

  • LAL4LIFE

    [quote comment="11727"]how about this site name for the near future:

    bringbackkobe.com or howcouldwelosekobe.com ??????[/quote]

    LoL…. i hope we won’t have to consider those names for the future :(

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    getgarnett.com staff, what day in this week will the site offically be changed to thelaker(s)nation.com?

  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    [quote comment="11845"]getgarnett.com staff, what day in this week will the site offically be changed to thelaker(s)nation.com?[/quote]
    Before friday. :)

  • http://thelakernation edgar r

    lakers are the best