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#1 Michaelyumm


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Posted February 07, 2009 - 10:40 PM


That was Vladimir Radmanovic’s last act as a Laker before he was traded Saturday to the Charlotte Bobcats in primarily a payroll-paring move for the future. The Lakers acquired small forward Adam Morrison, a bust to this point as the third pick in the 2006 draft, and shooting guard Shannon Brown.

In his final Lakers practice on Friday, Radmanovic didn’t wear basketball shoes. He wore Vans – the low-top, slip-on kind of sneakers favored by skateboarders and, yes, snowboarders.


Or not seriously … because what undermined Radmanovic, 28, in every attempt to make his mark as a Laker was a lack of seriousness about his profession. That’s why the Lakers were thrilled to unload his contract to spend more freely this offseason in trying to re-sign Trevor Ariza.

Bryant had more pressing concerns Saturday at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ practice facility, preparing for a marquee matchup against LeBron James, but Bryant offered this comment about Morrison’s past failures:

“All that doesn’t matter, though. You come in this system, with the group of guys that we have here, and we tend to bring out the best in guys."

Edited by Michael, February 07, 2009 - 10:41 PM.

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Posted February 07, 2009 - 10:42 PM

Rad is a bad liar =/.
Mike Breen: Walton can tip it. Bryant with the save.
Hubie Brown: Oh you gotta get a shot here
Mike Breen: Final Seconds.. Bryant for the win, BANG!

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Posted February 07, 2009 - 11:55 PM

Oh man! Coming to practice in vans? lol Vladi is hard-headed.

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Posted February 07, 2009 - 11:59 PM

Coming to practice in vans? Pretty much sums his laker career.

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Posted February 08, 2009 - 12:13 AM

Personally I think Ding is a D!@K!!!!!

I mean yes I know he is a reporter and he is obligated to report the truth and get in deep with all the drama but I am pretty sure he is not your typical reporter who you wouldn't mind having a beer or two with.

Yeah Vlad had his bad moments but also had a few good ones too.

To me Ding's report has no class and was one sided thinking from the get up.
Vlad showed up to practice with Vans so what, I am pretty sure he didn't run full court ball in Vans.

This guy is already out of LA LA land and your still gonna trash him like a floppy wet dou@#$ Bag you are!!!!!

This guy TRASHED Lamar Odom at the start of the season when we went into that slump losing by giving up 4th quarter leads. Saying we are not beating Boston for the Christmas and beyond because of Lamar.

Guess what Ding , we Beat Boston because of Lamar , TWICE!!!! D@#K!!!!!!!

To me Ding and TJ Simers are the same thing.
I wouldn't mind them moving and being reporters for Boston.

They are more of that element
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Posted February 08, 2009 - 04:16 AM

Ding likes to add his own flavor which is usually [expletive].

the little jokes, and likes to add his own quotes from people that dont exist.

rad came in vans because im sure he already knew he was gone.

who didnt shine in that system.....the glove.....KWAAAAMY BRRROOOWWNNNN.....

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Posted February 08, 2009 - 10:14 AM

Vlad Rad :worthy: :lol:

Thanks for the laughs.

Now, if we could move our other space cadet (Lamar) for a meaningful piece, I could laugh for the rest of the night....


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Posted February 08, 2009 - 11:14 AM

Vlad Rad :worthy: :lol:

Thanks for the laughs.

Now, if we could move our other space cadet (Lamar) for a meaningful piece, I could laugh for the rest of the night....

Give LO some love, Doc. He played great in the second half last year and will pick it up now. Now, if we could get Amare ... yeah, surrrrrrre. Never going to happen. LO's more valuable than you give him credit for though. He's frustrating at times, but he's no Buzz Kill.



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Posted February 08, 2009 - 11:45 AM

Move VLad and LO for Amare, Ratty Stache and Brown?

Sign me up. Don't care what LO brings us, Amare's contribution will be more productive and essential in a position we need.

LO/Pau/Bynum versus
Amare/Pau Bynum

??? No brainer.


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Posted February 08, 2009 - 12:24 PM

Vlad nailing daggers in a pair of slip ons.

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