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#1 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 10:55 AM



Kwame, what happened? Mind you, to the best of my knowledge, this was against the Sacramento team that could contend with the Lakers in the early 2000s...

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 10:57 AM



Dear god, what did we receive from the Wizards? Not the 30-19 Kwame, but the player with the basketball IQ of a rock. How about Luke's high IQ as well? Gawd...

Don't bring back Kwame!

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 11:02 AM

That Kwame game was a miracle, a one game thing. That wasn't the normal Kwame. I'm pretty sure both 30 and 19 are career highs for him. He somehow just was incredible for a day.

I don't know why people want Kwame back. He brings no positives. You can say a big body for defense, but there's plenty of guys we can get if we just want that who won't just lose the ball on offense.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 11:09 AM

Dude, I don't even remember Kwame's defense being as good as people think it is. I can't remember a single game where he'd been useful on the defensive end. Sure, he's a big body, but what good is a big body if you can't do anything with it?

In basketball, unlike football, guys stay in the game on both offense and defense until a switch is made at a dead ball. Although people are talking about Kwame only on the defensive end, what's going to happen when he plays on the offensive end? Missed layups and fumbled passes.

We don't need that...

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 11:26 AM

People are nostalgic over nothing. Like I said, if we need a big body we can get one anywhere for cheap, it doesn't have to be Kwame. He is gross.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 11:28 AM

Exactly, that's what I think. There are a lost of guys in the Free Agency besides Kwame Brown for the Lakers to pursue.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 01:00 PM

wow, some of you guys play too many video games and dont watch the games closely enough

Kwame pick and roll d, was the best on our team last year. He has good feets and keep the guy in front him long enough for players to switch back. Little things like that, you guys dont notice. Sure he fumbles the ball at times, but my point is, hes an OK to solid backup center/PF

Better than mihm anyway.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 01:05 PM

kwame is way to soft. did u realize all of the points he had in that vid were layups that rattled around the rim.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 01:10 PM

Kwame, what happened? Mind you, to the best of my knowledge, this was against the Sacramento team that could contend with the Lakers in the early 2000s...


I wish someone who knows Kwame would just come here and spill out the truth about this cat because I haven't seen any evidence that he's just lazy, it seems to me his problems always revolve around his health.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 01:17 PM

wow, some of you guys play too many video games and dont watch the games closely enough

Kwame pick and roll d, was the best on our team last year. He has good feets and keep the guy in front him long enough for players to switch back. Little things like that, you guys dont notice. Sure he fumbles the ball at times, but my point is, hes an OK to solid backup center/PF

Better than mihm anyway.

Lol what do video games have to do with this?

Kwame brings more negatives to the team than positives. It's really weird how everyone wanted him out and now half the people here want him back.

The only hope is that he's, what, 25? I doubt he's gonna get better though, he's a bust thanks to Mr. Jordan.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 01:24 PM

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 01:58 PM

Kwame loves him some cake...

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 02:03 PM

If he is cheap, then sign him. We are talking 3rd string center.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 02:07 PM

He also was one of the best screen setters Kobe has ever played with imo.

He set solid screens for Kobe - especially in the 81 game.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 02:09 PM

If he is cheap, then sign him. We are talking 3rd string center.


he would be the 2nd string center and come off the bench for Bynum
brings defense and the Lakers need that down low and Chris Mihm as back up makes me want to puke

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 02:10 PM

He also was one of the best screen setters Kobe has ever played with imo.

He set solid screens for Kobe - especially in the 81 game.


Alright, solid screens...That's one good thing Kwame ever did

How about all the headaches he put the Lakers fans through on offense last year even as a backup to Bynum?

Am I one of the few people who remember how painful it was to see him on the floor the last few years...

His negatives outweigh the positives. Even as a backup, I think he'll be more of a hindrance to the team than a plus. :)

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 02:27 PM

KWAME!!!!

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 03:01 PM

Kwame had a rock solid body with elite lateral movement for a guy his height and size. He also runs the floor very well and is EASILY one of the strongest players on the Lakers (should he return).


He's the Anti-Pau (at least on defense). Not saying Pau is a poor defender but put Kwame on Perkins or KG and somethings are definitely different.

I'm not saying break the bank to bring him back but if we got him back, he'd be a specialist...exactly what most BENCH players are supposed to be. If he's on the floor with Pau OR Bynum, we have enough post production to hide his offensive liabilities and our defense will be better than without him.

Just my opinion.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 03:03 PM

couple years ago he gave garnett trouble which IMO he still can

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 10:38 PM

Yao Ming once said that Kwame was the toughest defender he ever faced. People here overrate Kwame's defense? No. In my opinion, Kwame's "terribleness" was sensationalized by the media and fans on these boards after the infamous 7 turnover game in Phoenix where he single handedly screwed us over.

Remember though, in the case of an injury, LO moves down to the PF. Kwame is still a back-up. We won't rely on Kwame. He brings whatever he brings on that given night off the bench. If that's nothing, we can play Mihm. Kwame is now SOLELY a bonus because we don't necessarily NEED him for significant minutes.

As bad Kwame's hands can be, let's not pretend he is useless offensively. In the three seasons he played for us, he scored more than 10 points 44 times in 136 games, or about 1/3 of the time. He did all that in about 26 minutes a game for us. That's not useless offensively -- not even close.




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