Forum Blue & Gold: We’ve got some new friends here at Forum Blue & Gold, and I think you should meet them.

This site has struck a deal to have most of its content at both Lakers Nation – the meta Lakers site run by the former Get Garnett guys – and with them on the Web site for Xtra Sports Radio 570 AM, the Lakers flagship station and home of the Lakers in Southern California. Lakers Nation is just that – a nation, home to its own blog, its own message boards and its own social-networking system (ala Facebook).

What that means here is that you will see more connections to Lakers Nation and 570, things that will grow as we get closer to next season (and after a redesign of this site planned for later this summer). Both sites offer some interesting things that I think people here will like. And the stories here will be seen both at Lakers Nation and at 570’s Web site.

While this means some growth, there will be no changes to what the core of this site is about. We will do in-depth (hopefully smart) analysis of the Lakers and NBA news. The commenting policies on this site will not be changing. The goal is to expose what we do here to more people, but we are not changing who or what we are.

What makes this site special, what makes the growth possible, is the community here. Bottom line is you people make my day, and make my thought processes about the Lakers far more informed and fun. Protecting the integrity of that community remains goal number one. But I don’t think that precludes growth opportunities.

So go over and meet the new friends at Lakers Nation. They’ve opened up new message board forums today and they are large and growing community with which you all have at least one thing in common – you’re all Lakers fans. And that’s a good place to start a friendship.

  • varsityoptimism

    welcome to the family

  • The Nugget

    WE ARE FAMILY!!! Welcome aboard, Kurt. :)

  • Whatsa

    I guess that’s pretty cool.

  • M0Z

    We are uniting for one common goal…..NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Sako

    cool, but didn’t we already did have forums in The Nation. what happened to The Nation?

  • The Nugget

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    We have alot of links in the menu. We’re adding the Nation in the Links section and rotate a Nation image on top of the sidebar.

    It’s not going nowhere. :D

  • S-quire

    Wow you guys are BLOWING up and I’m super happy about it. Getgarnett was the best thing ever and TheLakersNation is the first site I check after my email when I get online. The second? Forum Blue and Gold. Thanks for saving me some clicking. Oh, and my other obsession is AM 570. Just merge with Gmail and I don’t need anything else.

  • Sako

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    i c, cool

  • kb24

    Blue and Gold? Are you guys serious?
    Last I remember was Purple and Gold
    Come on people… that’s really ignorant.
    Am I really a Lakers fan if I told them I represent the Blue and Gold?

  • Shane Bien

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    Its FORUM Blue and Gold

    Forum Blue was the name for the purple color in the 80’s

  • Lakerboi

    Here we grow again!! The Lakers fan community is the largest in the NBA and up there with Yankees and Cubs. Soon, everyone will know Lakers Nation, and it all started with a dream of getgarnett, but very happy we didn’t give up Bynum, Lo and parts for his 24 mil a year contract…LAKERS!

    I know this site is non- profit, thanks for all the hard work Nugget and staff.

  • LD2k

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    Thank YOU for all your support.

    It’s a two way street. We need the fans for this place to function.

  • RC

    I love it! Let’s get it started!

  • androsays

    woot woot

  • The Nugget

    Glad to know you guys like our partnership. :)

  • Kurt

    Thanks for the warm welcome all of you in the Lakers Nation family. This is going to be a lot of fun, watching and talking about a team that should be right in the middle of a title hunt and led by the best player on the planet.

    And the Lakers Nation guys have been great, they have done everything but buy me a beer…. Hey, wait, they should buy me a beer!

  • Sako

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    Forum Blue=Purple
    jk, lol

  • Kurt

    For those of you unfamiliar with the Forum Blue reference, just follow this link for the story:

  • Karl

    Thanks to Forum Blue and Gold, the Lakers Nation will now be host to the smartest and most non-homeristic basketball fans in the country.

  • Sako

    Thank you TLN and Forum Blue and Gold.

  • The Nugget

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    Haha! I like that.