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L.A. Times: “I’m the king of L.A.,” Baron Davis likes to say, with a smile on his bearded face.

But he doesn’t even play here. He plays in Oakland. And it’s not right. They don’t deserve him.

We do.

“Comfortable everywhere,” he likes to say, grinning some more. There is a chuckle in his voice. “From Compton to Malibu.”

Everybody knows, after all, that Davis was a stud at UCLA before he became an NBA star in New Orleans, then was injured, barked at coaches, got traded, and came back to California, but to the wrong place.

Oakland.

He’s pure Los Angeles. Up in Oakland, you can’t even see his Aston Martin. Too much fog. They don’t have that kind of fog in Malibu.

People who love him, who have been there from the start, they’re not from Oakland. Snoop Dogg. Kate Hudson. Penny Marshall. Jessica Alba. Owen Wilson. Brian Grazer. Those kinds of folks aren’t Oakland. They’re not even San Francisco. They’re pixie dust. Hollywood.

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  • dissapointedlaker

    we had a chance to get him and kobe really wanted him in LA, but the FO blew it!!!!

  • PHANTOM

    allright lets move on and make some damm trades.

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=110~3002~2166~1727&teams=21~21~13~13&te=&cash=
    lakers
    fish-java
    barbosa-evans
    lamar-walton
    amare-turiaff
    bynum-mimh

    phoenix
    nash-farmar
    kobe-bell
    hill-piakowski
    marion-fa
    diaw-fa

    this would be awesome for both teams and make pwople excited about watching basketball again. you know how sick nash and bryant would be in a wide open offense. kobe and amare would both be happy to move on.

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    [quote comment=”10674″]allright lets move on and make some damm trades.

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=110~3002~2166~1727&teams=21~21~13~13&te=&cash=
    lakers
    fish-java
    barbosa-evans
    lamar-walton
    amare-turiaff
    bynum-mimh

    phoenix
    nash-farmar
    kobe-bell
    hill-piakowski
    marion-fa
    diaw-fa

    this would be awesome for both teams and make pwople excited about watching basketball again. you know how sick nash and bryant would be in a wide open offense. kobe and amare would both be happy to move on.[/quote]

    You must be on something ‘PHANTOM’. This will hurt the lakers. This will only improve the Suns. We need to just keep Kobe. With this we will not even get to the second round of the playoffs cause we need Kobe at all cost.

    I say start a “Get ‘JO’ Movement” NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    Anyway PHANTOM you must be a SUNS fan.

  • PHANTOM

    [quote comment=”10677″]Anyway PHANTOM you must be a SUNS fan.[/quote]
    ok “fred a” here are the kind of trades you usually come up with.

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=1998~1016~2421~3202~3225&teams=25~22~25~13~13&te=&cash=

    remember you have to give up talent to get talent

  • truelakerfan32

    what wrong with the lakers,there not making any moves.
    lakers front office do something,do it now!!!!

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~2748~1998~1016~2421~2383~615&teams=11~11~11~11~11~13~13&te=&cash=11:13

  • D. Imhoff

    We are all concerned about making the Lakers a champion contender. So, even though Kobe is the best player in the NBA if by trading him we win a championship or become a favorite to do so, that is an alternative that must be explored! Phantom’s trade when looked at objectively has legs. The one problem is thar the Suns would be without any game in the middle. Last year the Suns almost won it all because of the inside game. With this trade the Spurs take them no problem. However, the Lakers have more weapons to attack with and are better defensively. If Critt is the real deal and Bynum matures to consistently produce and Lamar can become the team leader he was in firsr part of last year and in the Suns series we could be really good. I believe that if we could also include the 1st round draft choice of the Hawks that the Suns have this trade looks even better. The botton line is the Suns won’t do it and the Lakers have another year before they ever consider trading Kobe.

  • magicbalala245

    man if warriors don’t give him an extension we should be the LA team to swoop him up you know like that quote from this article
    “I say we get this guy. He has two years left on his contract, but an option to leave sooner. If he stays healthy and the Warriors do as they always do and botch talks on a new deal, an L.A. team should swoop in.”
    “DO SOMETHING AND DO IT NOW” KOBE BRYANT it’s time to bring BD in LA wearing purple and gold

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta LiL_K

    [quote comment=”10674″]allright lets move on and make some damm trades.

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=110~3002~2166~1727&teams=21~21~13~13&te=&cash=
    lakers
    fish-java
    barbosa-evans
    lamar-walton
    amare-turiaff
    bynum-mimh

    phoenix
    nash-farmar
    kobe-bell
    hill-piakowski
    marion-fa
    diaw-fa

    this would be awesome for both teams and make pwople excited about watching basketball again. you know how sick nash and bryant would be in a wide open offense. kobe and amare would both be happy to move on.[/quote]

    A.Lakers wont trade trade kobe

    B..diaw is a sf/sg not a center lol wow

  • xxlakerxboixx

    Phantom is a Suns fan for sure…Barbosa and Amare is not worth Kobe…What is a Suns fan like Phantom doing in a Laker website?…to sum it up…phantom is an idiot

  • shakobe

    BARON
    KOBE
    LUKE
    ODOM
    JERMAIN

    BOSTON CAN KISS MY @$$ .

  • keep24

    COULD HAVE, SHOULD HAVE – BUT DIDN’T AND NOT GOING TO.
    The end of an era as we know it ….

  • PHANTOM

    [quote comment=”10694″][quote comment=”10674″]allright lets move on and make some damm trades.

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=110~3002~2166~1727&teams=21~21~13~13&te=&cash=
    lakers
    fish-java
    barbosa-evans
    lamar-walton
    amare-turiaff
    bynum-mimh

    phoenix
    nash-farmar
    kobe-bell
    hill-piakowski
    marion-fa
    diaw-fa

    this would be awesome for both teams and make pwople excited about watching basketball again. you know how sick nash and bryant would be in a wide open offense. kobe and amare would both be happy to move on.[/quote]

    A.Lakers wont trade trade kobe

    B..diaw is a sf/sg not a center lol wow[/quote]
    First of all lil_k Lakers may not have a choice but to trade kobe just like they had to trade shaq. you cannot have a a disgruntle superstar it will take your whole team off there game. if he wants out he will get out no matter how bad we want him to stay. i am a die hard laker and kobe fan and would love for him to play with some talent and see what they can do. as far diop as a center well lets look at the last 2 years. 2 years ago they made to west finals with diop playing center this year they got knocked off in the semi finals with amare as center. plus they do not utilize barbossa enough this guy is on the verge of superstardom. amare is also young and getting better. i would love to see this happen.

    fish
    barbosa
    lamar
    amare
    bynum

    could be very special i think both teams could benifit!!! Laker fans open your eyes and jump on board. we need change to get excited again. amare and barbossa could be what were looking for. plus this trade would put lamar back at small forward where he belongs.