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7:30 PM Lakers Standard Time

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‘Does anybody remember Sweetwater Jones?’

On a scale of 1-10, ten being best, the T-Wolves come in at a minus 2. The Wolves are that bad.

And we sometimes complain that our Front Office is bad? Rebuilding means they have become an expansion franchise all over again. There only hope is a little known ballplayer, Sweetwater Jones. At 3’2″ he may be small, but he has a big mouth, and even a bigger afro.

The injuries for the Lakers? After last years run of bad luck. A couple of injuries to Kwame and Mo have all of us wondering. Is it going to be Lakers Injuries: Part 2 ? Kwame flip flopping in practice, shooting his free throws, actually makes Fatty and maybe Steve, feel a little better. But Lamar playing full contact makes me really feel better.

So tonight’s story is L.O. is back. But as Odom said, its only been 4 games? True, but excitement reigns in Lakersland. Perhaps because we almost lost Lamar to this team we are playing tonight?

Or is it Odom moves back to the 3, or small forward position. Which means Ronny plays the power forward or 4. And Luke heads to the 3 on the 2nd unit. This 2nd unit is looking good, which was a weakness last season and becoming a strength this year.

How does Phil’s experiment work out? Starting with Mihm, Ronny, Odom, Kobe, and Fish, very interesting. We can’t wait to see them tonight.

The second unit looks to be Bynum, Vladimir or Cookie, Luke, Sasha, and Farmar. Bynum watchers will love to see him pair up with Farmar and Luke. My take is when Kobe sits down to rest, we keep sitting to watch. Luke and Farmar feeding to Bynum and Vladimir swishing threes… will be sweet.

Key Match Ups:

Jefferson vs. Ronny: Jefferson may play more center than forward with Ratliff coming back with the flu. No matter where Al plays, he will give the Lakers problems.

Game Strategy: T-Wolves are hit with some key injuries and sickness. It will be a rag tag line up. That means with ‘Muphy’s Lakers Law’ we will struggle against Minnie’s C team. P.J. will be experimenting with Odom. He will also be practicing for the Texas trip. May be a few wrinkles in this game we haven’t seen so far. A defensive trap by the second unit? Who knows with Phil?

From Kevin McHale’s Book of ‘How To Be A G.M.’: “First you release your vets and pay them off. Second, you trade off your best assets for expiring contracts. That gives you nothing. No players, no contracts, and of course no fans. I call it my ‘Rebuilding for your grand children plan.”

Game Cheer for Tonight:

Lakers, Lakers play real hard…

Give us a winnie…

Over the Minnie.

The Fear Factor: Brought to you by Mr. 47.

This game is rated Green. Green meaning, should be an easy win for the Lakers.

Inspirational Game Song: Sesame Street (‘Sunny day’ makes you feel good doesn’t it?).

Fatty’s Game Prediction: Laker’s will have a lot of fun puttin a whooppin’ on Kevin McHale’s T-Wolf puppies.

Game Preview Questions for Discussion: What do you think Lamar’s move to the three will do for the Lakers ? On defense and on offense?

GAME PREDICTION CONTEST: As Mr. Miyagi said to the The Karate Kid, on Okinawa, before the big fight. “This not practice, Daniel-san, is real thing” Its race for the Hoodie time. 15 games of a grueling competition. As we learned in the movie Highlander, “There can be only one.” If you think you are good enough to wear the ‘Hoodie’, and be The One, don’t miss a game.

Will Brillus hold on to his narrow lead? Or will osmOnd, with his Agent Zero like prediction over take him? Or will LD2K’s new found radio fame go to his head and cause him to fall back?

The game is heating up. There can be ONLY One. Are you the one?

Tonight’s Challenge
(Just copy and paste. Put your answer in the preview thread):

1. Game Winner (5pts):

2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts):

3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts):

4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) :

5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year?

6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts):

  • lakerfan81

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers (should be anyways)

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Luke

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Hawks

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts):12 pts

  • lakerfan81

    This should be an easy win for the Lakers. But any NBA team can win on any night. A good game for Odom to come back. We will need him for the texas two-step on back to back (ouch). The only good thing about that trip is that SA only starts taking games seriously in February (cuts back on injuries and keeps vets fresh for the playoffs).

  • MILO

    1. Game Winner (5pts):Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts):Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts):Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) :Walton

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year?Wild guess=Sacramento

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts):10

  • MILO

    1. Game Winner (5pts):Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts):Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts):Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) :Walton

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year?Wild guess=Sacramento in 2002

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts):10

  • lalakerfan

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Walton

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Lakers 2002-2003

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 13

  • MILO

    If i were Phil i would start Bynum! Mhim is not ready to be a starter.But i do think Bynum will have better chemistry with the second unit.Farmar and Walton are always looking to help him so i understand why you would put him in of the bench but i still wana see Bynum in there for the most part even if he eventualy fouls out.I want to see what kind of numbers he can put up with lets say 20-30 minutes on the floor???Go Lakers!!!

  • KOBESno1FAN

    1. Game Winner: LAKERS
    2. Lakers High Scorer: KOBE
    3. Lakers Top Rebounder: BYNUM
    4. Lakers Assist Leader: LAMAR
    5. Trivia Challenge: PISTONS 2006
    6. Margin of Victory Bonus: LAKERS BY 25!

  • MILO

    Kobe should easly be able to get 35-40 points, look for him to take over when he’s on the floor…

  • MILO

    Im already looking foward to Boston on the 23, this is one of my most anticipated games of the year…and yes we do have our work cut out for us with SA Detroit and Houston but we got them so it’s all good!

  • steve

    1..Lakers
    2..kobe
    3..bynum
    4..kobe
    5..bulls..1998
    6..lakers by 11 points

  • BCook

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Odom

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Odom

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? bulls 97-98

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts) 7

  • drew

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Luke

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Pistons 1987-1988

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 17

  • osm0nd

    1. Game Winner (5pts):Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts):Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts):Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) :Luke

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year?
    Pistons 06
    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts):Lakers by 16

  • carlo

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Lamar

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Andrew

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Fish

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year?

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 19

  • http://bustedquad.com/forum Caleb

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): LAMAR

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Kobe

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Pistons 2006 (single game = Hawks in 98)

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 18 pts

  • nyla

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Kobe

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Hawks 2005-2006

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 12

  • Shaq786

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : lamar

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): pistons

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts):16 pts

  • nyla

    Correction….Fatty, ignore my first post and use this one:

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Lamar

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Hawks 2004-2005

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 12

  • Shaq786

    i also think we should experment with a starting lineuo of…. d-fish/kobe/walton/odom/turaif… since this team doesnt reall have a real center… bynum is going to get 16/14, tonight

  • http://cokespill.com/english/band/jonny.html joninjapan

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : kobe

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Hawks 2005-2006

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 17

  • pr0mega

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Kobe

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Pistons 05-06

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 14

  • kyler_hay

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts):Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts):Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) :24

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Piston 05-06

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts):15

  • RoWyN

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Farmar

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? ’98 Bulls

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 13

  • Fan of the Mamba

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts):Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts):Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) :Fisher

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Chicago Bulls 1998

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 12 pts.

  • Leo

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Kobe

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Pistons

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 21

  • kobefan2408

    1. Game Winner (5pts):lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts):kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts):bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) :kobe

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year?lakers

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts):10

  • Sopi

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Lamar

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Kobe

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts):

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 15

  • http://www.mr47.com mr47

    Fear factor! Loving it!

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Bynum

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Luke

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Bulls, 97-98

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 12

  • mp or mplakers

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Odom

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): detroit 2004-2005

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 15

  • Brillus

    1. Lakers
    2. Kobe
    3. Bynum
    4. Odom
    5. Bulls 1998
    6. Lakers by 23

  • ab4sure

    Game Winner (5pts):

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts):kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts):LO

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) :LO

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year?Detroit, 2005

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts):17pts

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

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Kobe

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? 2005 Pistons

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 22

  • SILO

    1. Game Winner (5pts):

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts):Lakers

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts):Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) :Lamar

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year?Lakers 03-04

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts):10pts

  • two0one7

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers (duh!)

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe (C’mon, who else?)

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum (Breakout year!)

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Odom (What rust?)

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? 97-98 Bulls (right?)

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 14 (blow out city)

  • SILO

    [Comment ID #16690 Will Be Quoted Here]

    1. Game Winner (5pts):Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts):Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts):Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) :Lamar

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year?Lakers 03-04

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts):10

  • DeepFrost

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers (DUHH!!)

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe (Breaking news right there)

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum (Kid’s gettin’ better all day long)

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Walton (L-Dub gonna serve it up)

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Lakers, 4 sho’

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 11

  • Ankit

    1. Game Winner (5pts):LAKERS

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts):KOBE

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts):Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) :ODOM

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year?HAWKS
    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts):14

  • Ankit

    1. Game Winner (5pts):LAKERS

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts):KOBE

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts):Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) :ODOM

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year?HAWKS
    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts):14

  • Jsahmad

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Kobe

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Chicago Bulls 1997-1998… Jordan’s second retirement..

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 17

  • kb24mvp

    1-lakers

    2-kobe

    3-bynum

    4-LO(welcome bak)

    5-bulls,1997-98

    6-by 11

  • Soysauce43

    1. Game Winner (5pts):Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Walton

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? 98 bulls

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts):

  • Soysauce43

    margin of victory bonus: 17 points

  • Yoni-Laka4life

    Just made a screen name, was formerly known as just Yoni.

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Koob (Kobe)

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Drew (Bynum)

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Koob

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Buuls 97-98

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 17

  • Shakobe22

    1. Game Winner (5pts):Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts):Kobe Bryant

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts):Andrew Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Kobe

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Piston 05-06

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 13

  • http://mike2008.wordpress.com laker_27

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Kobe

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Chicago 06-07

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 18

  • GetBisonDele

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Bynum

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Kobe

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? Bulls 98

    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 10

  • fatty

    Posting is closed.

    Enjoy the game.

    Go Lakers!

  • http://www.myspace.com/krzyjin krzyjin

    1. Game Winner (5pts): Lakers

    2. Lakers High Scorer (5pts): Kobe

    3. Lakers Top Rebounder (5pts): Odom

    4. Lakers Assist Leader (5pts) : Walton

    5. Trivia Challenge (5pts): Team that holds the record for highest attendance in a regular season and the year? 97-98 Bulls
    6. Margin of victory bonus (10pts): 11

  • steve

    Next please…Well done guys…TEAM BALL BABY

  • fatty

    Fatty to Discontinue Prediction Contest

    Sorry to do this, but working with TLN Staff has become increasingly hard, if not nearly impossible for me.

    I really enjoyed putting together the Previews and Contest, but feel TLN has given me very little choice but to do this.

    My last four Previews and Results have been extremely hard to get staff here to even post. I’ve worked very hard to be timely and thorough. Then submitting them at 5-7 in the AM and waiting for hours, some of them have made it to the site 6-8 hrs later, and only after several emails to remind them to do their job. One prediction article was refused because it was considered unacceptable. Only after repeatedly insisting, was it finally posted.

    Further, emails and messages are rarely returned. Making a committment to TLN has been a one sided affair. I always tried to keep my word in such matters and take it very seriously, I wish a similar effort would have been recipricated from TLN.