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#1 Mr. Laker

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 03:53 PM

Hello TLN. How have you been? For those of you who dont know me, I used to be a member here on TLN and just like you guys I logged on everyday to see how my fellow Laker fans were feeling about Laker related issues. I joined somewhere around the 08' Playoffs and loved everything about TLN, the members, the topics, and the editors. After the Championship in 09' this place flooded with new members most of whom brought a different mentality to this place, and it wasn't a good one.



Everything began to be looked at with negative shades on, most of the members focused on the all the bad things and very little of the good things. I'd log in to TLN after Laker losses and the forums would be filled with "End Of The World" posts. "Theres no way Lakers can win with Fish", "Kobe's hurting our team", "Pau's still soft", you name it. Even after wins the negative nancy's still flooded the forums with their posts. I mean i couldn't believe it, I thought to myself do these guys actually think that we cant win the Championship because of a game we lost in January or November or March? It wasn't as fun to log onto TLN.


I haven't been here in about 5 or 6 months so i don't know if it has changed, maybe it has. Its not good guys, its really not. I just hope you guys understand that winning a Championship is a VERY, VERY hard thing to do and just because its happened in your lifetime a couple times doesn't mean it will happen again. The Lakers will play bad, they will have off games, they will be lazy for some games, but who here can say that they've given 100% in work/school everyday of their lives? I know i cant, and thats what basketball is, a job. Other companies(teams) get better, other employees(players) improve and sometimes your company is in a rut, but getting out it and becoming better is what its all about.


I hope this post doesn't come off as an "I told you so" post because thats not what it is. I enjoyed this Championship as much as any other won i've been alive for, maybe more, and i dont know how you negative TLN'ers can enjoy it when your always focused on the negatives. Thats what this post is about. I hope you guys change your ways and enjoy watching this team because who knows how long this will last. Im not saying to be happy when we lose games but theres a limit, and i think you guys know what the limit is.


So thanks TLN for having me, I hope that this post changes some mentalities on this site and if it doesn't then thats fine too. Go Lakers!


Edited by Mr. Laker, June 30, 2010 - 03:55 PM.


#2 GP1_KB24

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 03:54 PM

Wassup man.. Welcome back to the greatest site on the web.

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#3 Mr. Laker

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 03:55 PM

Wassup man.. Welcome back to the greatest site on the web.

Thanks bro.

#4 LakersChamps243

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 04:44 PM

Welcome back brotha

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#5 Lakersfan1211

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 04:51 PM

Welcome back bro.

#6 Good D Betta O

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 05:49 PM

I'm brand new here so I can't speak for the site, but I know sometimes it's just people expressing emotions and frustrations. Others maybe go too far. The way basketball is so up and down even within a single quarter of a game, it can mess with you a little bit.

But I love it. I agree with you that fans should be more supportive and less whiney. You just gotta trust that your team knows how to bounce back. The 2010 Lakers KNOW how to bounce back.

So thanks for bouncing back to TLN. :D
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#7 bruddahmanmatt

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 06:12 PM

Did you post under a different SN before?

#8 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 06:13 PM

Are you the same guy that had that Game avatar for the longest time?

#9 LA Forever

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 06:18 PM

Ah, Mr. Laker, we meet again. :shifty:

:laughing:

It's been pretty much the same around here, but got worst during the playoffs with members jumping
off the wagon and saying we didn't have what it took to repeat. Spirits are high once again after winning
and now the forums are active again because of the free agency season.

#10 ab4sure

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 07:05 PM

Ah, Mr. Laker, we meet again. :shifty:

:laughing:

It's been pretty much the same around here, but got worst during the playoffs with members jumping
off the wagon and saying we didn't have what it took to repeat. Spirits are high once again after winning
and now the forums are active again because of the free agency season.

Mr. Laker is one of those who jumped off the wagon. :laughing:
[color="#DDA0DD"]•"Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We."

•"The ideal way to win a championship is step by step."

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#11 purple_and_gold_fever

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 07:07 PM

welcome back.

#12 Junayd

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 07:47 PM

Welcome back!

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#13 True Lakers Fan

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 07:50 PM

Are you the same guy that had that Game avatar for the longest time?



Yeah he was. anyways welcome back man!

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#14 Simba

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 08:40 PM

Welcome back.

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#15 epicwolf

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 08:57 PM

This thread is funny to me.

MDA is an offensive genius. I hope he sticks to his guns and keeps doing what he does best: Run and Gun. That's the only way to coach.


#16 BarcaLakerfan4life

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 09:09 PM

This thread is funny to me.

:laughing:
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#17 MAMBA24ILL

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Posted July 01, 2010 - 01:42 PM

Welcome home.

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#18 Windu

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Posted July 01, 2010 - 02:21 PM

Ok then

Pau Gasol is GONE


#19 Instigator

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Posted July 01, 2010 - 03:39 PM

Hey welcome back just in time for summer :rock:

#20 LAwinsRINGZ

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Posted July 01, 2010 - 03:43 PM

Hey man I'm not sure I "met" you or anything, but welcome back!
There is some negativity from time to time, but I just try to move past it and post some positive thoughts.

I love this board though, great outlet for a huge fan like myself.
LET'S GO LAKE SHOW!!!!




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