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Posted by LALakersFan4Life on December 13, 2016 - 07:09 PM
Posted by Lord Flashheart on July 04, 2016 - 07:47 AM
Posted by LakeShow805 on December 09, 2014 - 11:33 AM
Made me tear up. Respect to John Wall. Thats a real man.
Posted by artemis on December 15, 2016 - 12:49 PM
Craig Sager, the legendary sideline reporter and NBA announcer whose years-long battle with acute myeloid leukemia inspired countless fans and basketball lovers, died Thursday. He was 65.
“Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to us all,” Turner President David Levy wrote in a network statement. “There will never be another Craig Sager. His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports.
Love, peace, and prayers to him and his family. RIP to the fashion icon!
Posted by Tensai on July 12, 2016 - 10:04 PM
Posted by Tensai on July 21, 2017 - 11:32 PM
How is he overrated lol. No one mentions him as a Top 10 player in NBA or even Top 15?
I'd say he is even underrated. He doesn't get the attention Isaiah Thomas got in last year eventhough he had numerous offensive bursts in recent years. Between he and Curry there is little difference as far as the offensive ability goes. If he becomes his own man on another team, obviously he has a better chance to improve and make a case for himself as one of the best players in the league. Harden did, Westbrook did. Cousins, Davis did. (not saying Kyrie is in their league, talking about opportunity)
Posted by Real Deal on July 05, 2017 - 04:11 PM
Well, I figured I'd stick this out there for any of you that are interested in writing about the NBA and/or NCAA. It's not a paid position, but if we can build something out of it and your writing is good enough, it can be seen by some important eyes. Alex Kennedy used to write for my staff a while back, and he pushed extremely hard to get where he is today...just takes motivation, and part of that is people reading what you write.
There are very few restrictions, and you won't be posting on a message board (that means I'm not losing you on here!). You'll be posting using WordPress, and I'll be the "editor" until we can get another guy or two to help with that (way down the road).
Right now, I have one guy who I've recruited to write...not really pushing it too hard, but figured I'd find some that are interested from our community.
Finally, I know we are all about the Lakers, but I need those who are willing to cover more than just one team.
Let me know, and we'll get you set up!
Posted by Game on November 16, 2016 - 07:04 PM
i'll be the first to tell you that this whole lebron thing is stupid, and we are all aware that there are people that will inappropriately pull the race card, but GAfan you sound like you're implying that racism basically doesn't exist anymore, and that everyone is out there making things up for some personal gain...if that's the case you are very mistaken
no one is taking anything away from veterans, not really related...based on this situation, yes it's dumb to call phil racist, and you could definitely argue that it's extreme to label donald trump a racist, but those of us who have experienced racism will tell you what's really disgusting...just because progress hasn't been made doesn't mean that things are ok everywhere...and i'm sorry, to imply that any of us would prefer to go back to a time where we were regularly murdered because of the color of our skin is so ridiculous it discounts anything your said really...that's offensive...easier?
not going to bash you as a person, you're very much entitled to your opinion, but you're lacking information if you think everything is fine across the US...take it from real people that have actually experienced it, not just the idiots you see on tv.
just because progress has been made doesn't mean that everything is a-ok
Posted by Massacre on July 11, 2016 - 01:31 PM
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Posted by Mobile Gundam on June 09, 2018 - 12:16 AM
Incredible game tonight; had me on the edge of my seat the whole time.
Definitely worthy of being an NBA Hardwood Classic.
Posted by Game on January 23, 2018 - 02:28 PM
Posted by androsays on June 28, 2017 - 07:55 AM
Posted by fido on May 28, 2017 - 03:48 AM
You've ignored my points with no rebuttal, I can only assume you're in a bit of denial of the problems the NBA has currently. That's fine. This imbalance is in no way similar to the Lakers / Celtics eras, or the Bulls, Pistons, Rockets or otherwise. This is a wide gap between the good and the bad - WIDE.
I'm not crying foul, my point was clear and concise. The NBA has cowered to small markets due to their long time mis-management, allowed them a leg up, then froze the league there because it keeps the squeaky wheels greased. Meanwhile, as I said, fans of big markets become lemmings, rooting out of habit, not hope. If you think the NBA doesn't know this, you're fooling yourself. That's not the NBA, that's a league trying to create balance (although they're far form it) through legislation, not letting teams manage themselves into success. The East has a dynasty as well, you're forgetting that.
Enjoy the Finals, enjoy the most lop-sided league in the history of professional basketball. You're being sold a bill of goods disguising itself as NBA basketball. When every team has at least a spitting chance, leagues thrive. Right now, there are two teams in the NBA for a while to come. if that enthralls you, we're on different sides of the fence. No amount of typing the same rhetoric back and forth will convince each other. I'll await the return of actual competition in the NBA, you watch this imbalanced mess all you want. It's boring.
I've said what I said, and I'm not going back and forth on where the league stands. Right now, it's the worst playoffs in all of sports and the regular season has been completely rendered moot. That's not good news.
Posted by UKUGA on December 15, 2016 - 02:22 PM
I got to meet Craig in Minneapolis before Game 5 of the 2004 NBA Western Conference Finals.
I was standing on a bridge over looking the Mississippi River and he jogged up the steps with 2 of his children.
He stopped and talked for a bit. Asked me why I liked the Lakers, etc.
He was friendly, and took a picture with me. We still have the framed photo in our house.
He really defined what it meant to be a sideline reporter. Really sorry to see him go.
Posted by bigfetz on July 05, 2016 - 05:39 PM
Posted by kball on July 05, 2016 - 07:51 AM
These are my favorite posts from you. ^
Confusing from start to finish.
A rubiks cube of players and eras put in a stew and crapped out a sphincter
Posted by JGuez on July 04, 2016 - 08:56 PM
I'm still shocked by this.
Sports, even more so at the professional level are about competition and trying to overcome obstacles. Allowing your mind to take your body to another level that feels impossible but accomplishing it anyway.
I never thought I'd say this but KD is a loser. Anything he wins on this team will never really hold as much weight versus had he chosen pretty much any other route.
Think about it. Say he wins 3 rings, people will always say "Yeah well he joined the 73 win GSW team (that he lost a 3-1 lead to mind you). There's no doubt in my mind that this is how he'll always be remembered.
I'm not even salty about it because the Lakers weren't winning soon and I assumed GSW was most likely to win next season anyways. So it's not as if I'm mad that the Warriors are going to win now.....I had pretty much accepted like most people that this was their window for a good amount of time.
I'm really just disappointed to see and athlete I looked up to and respected take the easy way out. He doesn't have a competitor mentality at all and I guess that's how I and the majority of people will always remember him.
Posted by Lakersfan1211 on December 05, 2014 - 05:52 PM
What a swat.
Posted by Majesty on November 17, 2014 - 10:52 PM