Out here in La-La Land, the Lakers off season has been like a student driver: slow, inexperienced, and cautious. Every time a deal falls through the cracks, there always seems to be the excuse that no one wants to trade with the Lakers. So, instead of this waiting game, I decided that we should all start coming up with excuses for our management.

Our conspiracy theories and ideas just might make it a little more fun around here. Start with the team name and the conspiracy theory/excuse on why they won’t trade with us.

Example:

*Bobcats- Michael Jordan doesn’t want to see the Lakers improve because he wants to make sure Kobe doesn’t threaten his legacy.

*Twolves- Since McHale is a former Celtic, he refuses to deal with the Lakers and holds grudges from our rivalry from 20 years ago.

  • ONE

    The Lakers wont treade out Kobe, cuz Dr Buss loves to have him some ‘Vanessa’ while Kobe is in practice.

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta LiL_K

    Yup Kobe got stuck on the wrong team but its all good the Lakers always find a way to do sutting maybe they should hold open tryouts and find a hidden talent ;)

  • Michael_23

    ONE,

    That’s a little bit going too far.

    As far as this post and recent entries, Lately this website as been putting up some lame stories, L. Walton BBQ, news about John Paxon’s Bulls, T. Donoghy, and P. Gasol.

    Not the fault of the staff here at getgarnett/thelakersnation, but the Lakers FO just hasn’t been doing anything exciting …

  • sirtoken

    I don’t think its a conspiracy! McHale obviously helped his friend D. Ainge. He took all the Celtic junk for Garnett and ignored better offers from other teams, ie the Lakers. Did the same in the past also!

  • http://www.mr47.com mr47

    *Can’t trade Kobe to Denver for Carmello and Camby because Vanessa feels funny.

    *Larry Bird won’t trade with the Lakers because Ainge or Mcfail wouldn’t do it.

    *Kwame refuses to play for the Lakers because Michael Jordan paid him $100 million to take us out of the equation.

  • keep24

    I just wish Mitch would come out and say once and for all that he is not the GM of this team. He should tell the fans what his position really is, which is Dr. Buss’ mouth piece and Jim Buss’ (female dog!).

    No one that bright can be this stupid.

    Too bad the Lakers FO failed to learn from Jerry Krauses mistakes.

  • KOBEISKING

    Suns-Their fans are rednecked hicks who never want to trade with us
    Mavs-they dont want o lose 60 straight at staples.
    Kings-dont want to have game 4 of the 2002 WCF happen again
    Wolves-Kevin Mchale is a dirt filled FA* who cant let go of the past
    Celtics-Danny ainge cant even trade milk and cookies with a 5 year old kid

    So these are some reasons why almost every other team in the leauge wants us to stay like this. Or every day we’d smack their @%#$*& A*&#@ like hel*

  • keep24

    Here’s an excuse for Jerry Buss:

    ” Sorry, I overslept last night and didn’t wake up in time to call McHale. Heffner and I were out chasing tail. It was great! I got trashed and called Kobe.”

  • http://www.myspace.com/boytoy310 Shane Bien

    [quote comment="11890"]ONE,

    That’s a little bit going too far.

    As far as this post and recent entries, Lately this website as been putting up some lame stories, L. Walton BBQ, news about John Paxon’s Bulls, T. Donoghy, and P. Gasol.

    Not the fault of the staff here at getgarnett/thelakersnation, but the Lakers FO just hasn’t been doing anything exciting …[/quote]

    The dog days of summer…. when a story hits, we will be all over it for coverage, but NOTHING has happened

  • PHANTOM

    i still think this deal will go down.

    lakers get oneil, granger, murphy

    pacers get odom, bynum, java, brown, 08 first rd.

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~2748~3197~617~2760~1013~615&teams=11~11~11~11~13~13~13&te=&cash=

  • http://www.myspace.com/boytoy310 Shane Bien

    [quote comment="11900"]i still think this deal will go down.

    lakers get oneil, granger, murphy

    pacers get odom, bynum, java, brown, 08 first rd.

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~2748~3197~617~2760~1013~615&teams=11~11~11~11~13~13~13&te=&cash=/quote

    Remove Granger, Odom, Murphy, and add Vujacic

  • PHANTOM

    [quote comment="11901"][quote comment="11900"]i still think this deal will go down.

    lakers get oneil, granger, murphy

    pacers get odom, bynum, java, brown, 08 first rd.

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~2748~3197~617~2760~1013~615&teams=11~11~11~11~13~13~13&te=&cash=/quote

    Remove Granger, Odom, Murphy, and add Vujacic[/quote]
    you got give to recieve. thats a fair deal all the way around….

  • Faith

    It’s not a conspiracy theory if it’s true…it becomes fact haha.

    But for the heck of it…Charlotte traded Kobe to us, because they thought he’d be a dud. How’s that for a recipe to our eventual downfall…though sux on them lol.

  • ONE

    “We’ve been trying to trade Kwame Brown, but he keeps dropping the damn pen!”

  • fatty

    Listen Shane, if Mitch is as bad a GM as we seem to indicate, then you would think 29 teams would be on the phone, everyday, trying to take advantage of him.

    For instance, Larry Bird could be calling Mitch asking for a trade and Mitch could be responding something like this.

    “This is Forest Gump Mitch Kupchak, Larry. But you can just call me Forest. That’s what my momma used to call me Forest, just Forest. But gee Larry, I dunno. I think Kwame is a real fine player, real fine. He worth a whole lot of stuff. em r fine players you talkin about, but shuks Larry, my momma didn’t say I fell off a turnip truk and hit my head on the ground for nothin. Let me get this straight. You wont Kobe, Lamar, Bynum, and Critt for Jermain Oh neal and fillers and you wont Mister Buss to give you 3 mil-li-an dahlars. Its sounds awful good to me. But mister Buss has to ok that first.” (Mitch turns to Jim Buss, covering his hand over the ear piece and not the mouth piece) “Jimbo, we got Larree, right where we wont em. This guy is a fool” Jim and Forest Gump Mitch Kupchak can hardly contain themselves laughing and giggling. Jim falls backwards to the floor in his chair.

    My point is, It may not be no one wants to help the Lakers, but Mitch may be in the way of good deals coming down the pipe. (with the exception of Mchale, who really does hate the Lakers) All the GM’s want to help there teams get better and would trade to the devil to do so. The dynamic duo of Mitch and Jim Buss just can’t get it done.

    I vote for no conspiracy, just stupiditty.

  • http://www.myspace.com/on3s3qu3nc3 123kid

    celtics-they dont want phil jackson to surpass red aurebach. stuck on the rilvalry (BIRD, MCCOCK, AND AINGE). AND ITS LIKE ONCE U BECOME A CELTIC, YOUR ALWAYS A LAKER HATER!

    SAME GOES FOR EVERYONE OTHER TEAM OUT THERE! ALL LAKER HATERS! AND I THINK IT HAS TO DO WITH OUR F.O. YOU KNOW THEY MUST OF MANIPULATED THE ENTIRE NBA TO HAVE A HIT ON US. INCLUDING THE REFS!

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    Let’s get back to reality right now; there’s a big chance that by the start of training camp our roster will look pretty much like it is now. Now, is this roster good enough to contend with some of the other teams in the West? I think it might be.

    Last year, before all the injuries, even though we had a pretty easy schedule, we were on a roll. We were beating teams like the Mavericks and even the 2007 NBA Champions, the Spurs. We had something going but then we had a mass of injuries and we never got back into that groove. However, in the 2007-08 season, I feel that we might just have a contender. We’ve improved the roster, that’s for sure, by getting rid of Smush “Kobe-Wannabe” Parker (at last), Aaron McKie and Shammond Williams (although I did like the guy), and we’ve replaced them with Derek Fisher, Javaris Crittendon, Coby Karl and essentially Chris Mihm – now that’s not a bad group of guys to add. We also resigned Luke, which was a must, so Mitch has really been busy this off-season, even though some Lakers fans don’t seem to believe it.

    The Keys to Being a Contender in 2007-08
    Derek Fisher – this guy brings to the team what we have really missed; a guy who knows the triangle like the back of his hand, who can bring veteran leadership, hit open shots and play some defense. To be honest, the D-Fish signing is probably the best we could’ve done where it comes to guards. Obviously Chauncey Billups was a free agent this year, but we never really had a shot a signing him.

    Chris Mihm – we missed Chris a lot after his great season of posting 10.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 1.2 bpg. It doesn’t look all that impressive, but we really missed him this year. You don’t need a dominant big man to win with the triangle offense. Just look at the Bulls with Bill Cartwright (I bet some of you say, “Who?” – exactly my point ).

    Vladimir Radmanovic – when we signed this guy, everyone went nuts saying, “Man, this is a great signing, nice job Mitch.”, while now they say, “Man, this was a bs signing, fire Mitch.” – no pleasing Lakers fans it seems.

    The year before he signed with us, he was getting over 10 ppg and over 5 rpg. If he didn’t have such bad luck with injuries and other events I won’t mention, I really feel he could’ve been a bigger part of this team. I’m certain that he’s healing up and improving his game so this coming season he can pay back the team that put their faith in him – if he can perform like he used to, and hit those open 3′s from Kobe’s double/triple teams, we’re onto a winner.

    Luke Walton – we had to resign this guy, especially after the breakout season he was having untill his injury. He was up there with the Most Improved Player’s. He was making the triangle work. He was hitting his 3′s. If he can bring back what he had before that injury, we’re in pretty good shape.

    Lamar Odom – this guy needs to be Kobe’s right-hand (or left-hand in LO’s case) man. He needs to be the Scottie Pippen type player that Michael had; and I think he can do it. There have been some comparisons between Pippen and Odom over the years. Phil even got Scottie in to work with Lamar on the triangle; the Zen Master can see it, let’s hope Lamar now can too.

    If he can play like he did in the Playoffs and put up those points (look at the final game of the playoffs; he had 30 points) then we’ll be a serious threat. I don’t think Lamar knew how much the Lakers wanted him to shoot. At end of the year he said something like, “If they want me to shoot – I can shoot”. If he has that mentality coming into this season, Kobe might just have the help he’s looking for.

    Kobe Bryant – Kobe needs to turn up…need I write anymore?

    The Bottom Line
    I think we have a pretty good team. If everyone can accept their role and take it to the court each night, ego’s aside, the triangle really does work. You don’t need an All-Star team *cough* Suns *cough* to win with the triangle – you just need guys who can step up when they’re called upon, and I think this Lakers team can do that now. Let’s just pray that KB24 feels this way too.

  • jayrocks

    Ed, I totally agree with you.

  • fatty

    ED

    Good reasoning. Well thought out post.

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    Thanks for the complements guys. It really means a lot. I like the fact that my fellow Laker fans have respect for my posts.

  • gugy

    Ed,
    I am glad you are thinking positive.
    Yes, if the Lakers play well we might finally pass the first round. But I have hard time believing this team will be a contender. We need to have all the pieces of the puzzle fitting together nicely to have this team advancing to a conference finals. Seriously, we all know setbacks will happen during the season. I hope it won’t be as bad as the last season.

    Still, the Lakers still very much need a major upgrade in order to become a contender in my humble opinion. So bring JO, plus we still need to figure out Kobe’s mind for the season.

  • BringDFishBack

    Hornets – still bitter about the kobe trade

    Miami – they feel bad for ripping us off so bad last time, and if the lakers make a trade they always get ripped off, so they dont want to do it again.

    Bobcats – Morrison wont let his team trade with a team with a player of the ucla team that owned him in the ncaa tourney (farmar)

    Spurs – still bitter about mr. 0.4

    cavs – want lebron to have all the attention

  • kobe24mvp

    [quote comment="11922"]Let’s get back to reality right now; there’s a big chance that by the start of training camp our roster will look pretty much like it is now. Now, is this roster good enough to contend with some of the other teams in the West? I think it might be.

    Last year, before all the injuries, even though we had a pretty easy schedule, we were on a roll. We were beating teams like the Mavericks and even the 2007 NBA Champions, the Spurs. We had something going but then we had a mass of injuries and we never got back into that groove. However, in the 2007-08 season, I feel that we might just have a contender. We’ve improved the roster, that’s for sure, by getting rid of Smush “Kobe-Wannabe” Parker (at last), Aaron McKie and Shammond Williams (although I did like the guy), and we’ve replaced them with Derek Fisher, Javaris Crittendon, Coby Karl and essentially Chris Mihm – now that’s not a bad group of guys to add. We also resigned Luke, which was a must, so Mitch has really been busy this off-season, even though some Lakers fans don’t seem to believe it.

    The Keys to Being a Contender in 2007-08
    Derek Fisher – this guy brings to the team what we have really missed; a guy who knows the triangle like the back of his hand, who can bring veteran leadership, hit open shots and play some defense. To be honest, the D-Fish signing is probably the best we could’ve done where it comes to guards. Obviously Chauncey Billups was a free agent this year, but we never really had a shot a signing him.

    Chris Mihm – we missed Chris a lot after his great season of posting 10.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 1.2 bpg. It doesn’t look all that impressive, but we really missed him this year. You don’t need a dominant big man to win with the triangle offense. Just look at the Bulls with Bill Cartwright (I bet some of you say, “Who?” – exactly my point ).

    Vladimir Radmanovic – when we signed this guy, everyone went nuts saying, “Man, this is a great signing, nice job Mitch.”, while now they say, “Man, this was a bs signing, fire Mitch.” – no pleasing Lakers fans it seems.

    The year before he signed with us, he was getting over 10 ppg and over 5 rpg. If he didn’t have such bad luck with injuries and other events I won’t mention, I really feel he could’ve been a bigger part of this team. I’m certain that he’s healing up and improving his game so this coming season he can pay back the team that put their faith in him – if he can perform like he used to, and hit those open 3′s from Kobe’s double/triple teams, we’re onto a winner.

    Luke Walton – we had to resign this guy, especially after the breakout season he was having untill his injury. He was up there with the Most Improved Player’s. He was making the triangle work. He was hitting his 3′s. If he can bring back what he had before that injury, we’re in pretty good shape.

    Lamar Odom – this guy needs to be Kobe’s right-hand (or left-hand in LO’s case) man. He needs to be the Scottie Pippen type player that Michael had; and I think he can do it. There have been some comparisons between Pippen and Odom over the years. Phil even got Scottie in to work with Lamar on the triangle; the Zen Master can see it, let’s hope Lamar now can too.

    If he can play like he did in the Playoffs and put up those points (look at the final game of the playoffs; he had 30 points) then we’ll be a serious threat. I don’t think Lamar knew how much the Lakers wanted him to shoot. At end of the year he said something like, “If they want me to shoot – I can shoot”. If he has that mentality coming into this season, Kobe might just have the help he’s looking for.

    Kobe Bryant – Kobe needs to turn up…need I write anymore?

    The Bottom Line
    I think we have a pretty good team. If everyone can accept their role and take it to the court each night, ego’s aside, the triangle really does work. You don’t need an All-Star team *cough* Suns *cough* to win with the triangle – you just need guys who can step up when they’re called upon, and I think this Lakers team can do that now. Let’s just pray that KB24 feels this way too.[/quote]
    i feel the same way nice reasoning,enjoyed the read…one thing tho i dont know if u write for getjo. com or what but do u know this post is on getjo. com,i have seen many articles from here on there i dont know if they take em or ppl post on both.just askin found it interesting, cuz i agreed with the guy on getjo that posted it so double acceptence.lol