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#341 GCMD

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Posted July 03, 2009 - 03:37 AM

Great signing by you guys, it keeps you in front of the Spurs and makes you even tougher defensively. And for the people saying Artest is going to implode, he didn't do anything outrageous in Houston this year. He might not have the best past, but he is definetly a guy who will help you to repeat.



Thanks...he's got alot of good strong personalities around him now also. He doesn't have to handle much pressure so I don't anticipate any issues either. In fact, this should be the easiest, most carefree season he's ever had.

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Posted July 03, 2009 - 03:49 AM

still cudn't believe we sign for less money and had an upgrade... weeeee

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Posted July 03, 2009 - 03:57 AM

To be honest, I would rather have Ron than Turkoglu on the Blazers, but I know that there is no chance the Blazers management would touch him considering the previous jailblazers era and them wanting to keep a clean image. To get him for 18 million over 3 years is a steal, he is on a similar level to the guys getting big paydays, its only his previous issues that are keeping him from getting much better money, and he isnt going to cause any problems on the previous champions.

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Posted July 03, 2009 - 04:05 AM

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Posted July 03, 2009 - 05:29 AM

One thing overlooked by everyone, is he smart enough to learn the triangle in one year? Remember Payton? He never did figure it out. If he catches on, than cool, otherwise I would take the player with less talent but more tri experience. It took Trevor a while, Brown seemed to pick it up in about a month!

I will admit, picturing Ron guarding LeBron for us is intriguing!!!

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Posted July 03, 2009 - 07:50 AM

One thing overlooked by everyone, is he smart enough to learn the triangle in one year? Remember Payton? He never did figure it out. If he catches on, than cool, otherwise I would take the player with less talent but more tri experience. It took Trevor a while, Brown seemed to pick it up in about a month!

I will admit, picturing Ron guarding LeBron for us is intriguing!!!



He'll be okay, we don't run the triangle as much as we used to.

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Posted July 03, 2009 - 08:48 AM

He'll be okay, we don't run the triangle as much as we used to.



If we run the triangle, basically it's kobe, pau fisher ball movement

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Posted July 03, 2009 - 08:49 AM

rons played in the tri before
Kobe's official reign of terror is about to get its jump off on.

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Posted July 03, 2009 - 08:55 AM

One thing overlooked by everyone, is he smart enough to learn the triangle in one year? Remember Payton? He never did figure it out. If he catches on, than cool, otherwise I would take the player with less talent but more tri experience. It took Trevor a while, Brown seemed to pick it up in about a month!

I will admit, picturing Ron guarding LeBron for us is intriguing!!!

Ron has experience with the triangle offense.

He played in the triangle offense his first two years in the league with Chicago.

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Posted July 03, 2009 - 09:21 AM

Ron has experience with the triangle offense.

He played in the triangle offense his first two years in the league with Chicago.

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Yeah. People just like to think Artest is stupid.

But again, why would Phil Jackson agree to take on a player who he believes would be incapable?

Some need to stop thinking they are smarter then the man with 10 rings.


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Posted July 03, 2009 - 01:15 PM

Coolio then, just a thought, but the argument about Phil doesn't holdup when you think of Payton.

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Posted July 03, 2009 - 01:19 PM

Yeah. People just like to think Artest is stupid.

But again, why would Phil Jackson agree to take on a player who he believes would be incapable?

Some need to stop thinking they are smarter then the man with 10 rings.


also the way phil committed to the lakers immediately after ron artest signed has to tell you something
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Posted July 03, 2009 - 01:21 PM

Phil knows what's up... He's not letting this go.

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Posted July 03, 2009 - 01:40 PM

One thing overlooked by everyone, is he smart enough to learn the triangle in one year? Remember Payton? He never did figure it out. If he catches on, than cool, otherwise I would take the player with less talent but more tri experience. It took Trevor a while, Brown seemed to pick it up in about a month!

I will admit, picturing Ron guarding LeBron for us is intriguing!!!

Artest played in the triangle in Chicago after he was drafted.

He's got experience.

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Posted July 03, 2009 - 03:18 PM

You know what impress me most about this signing, for all the crap you hear about Artest, all the problems, all the fouls, all the blow ups. In this day and age of me, me, me, I, I, I he signed for less than what he could of got. That shows guts and desire. He is not in this for the show and dough but to win and thats what counts. I will miss Ariza, but I love Artest hard nose attitude. I want to see him explode, I want to see him foul, I want to see some ejections, but not too many. Thats exactly what the Lakers needed was a guy to get in some ones face and say "bring it." Good job MK, and welcome to LA Ron, we need you.

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Posted July 04, 2009 - 01:23 PM

My god, I just came back from a camping trip of two days and was hoping for some news when I got back. I never expected to read this though. This is amazing! Mitch Kupchak just made a genius move towards us becoming a dynasty.

Ron Artest alongside Kobe and Pau? Wow.

I still can't believe it, what an amazing turn of events.

That being said, I'm sad to see Ariza go. He was becoming one of my favorite players on our squad and he'll only get better. But, his stupid agent [expletive]ed things up for him and didn't get him anymore money and he's now on an inferior squad. Best of luck to Ariza.

ARTEST! WHOOO! :dance1:

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Posted July 04, 2009 - 01:35 PM

You know what impress me most about this signing, for all the crap you hear about Artest, all the problems, all the fouls, all the blow ups. In this day and age of me, me, me, I, I, I he signed for less than what he could of got. That shows guts and desire. He is not in this for the show and dough but to win and thats what counts. I will miss Ariza, but I love Artest hard nose attitude. I want to see him explode, I want to see him foul, I want to see some ejections, but not too many. Thats exactly what the Lakers needed was a guy to get in some ones face and say "bring it." Good job MK, and welcome to LA Ron, we need you.

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