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#1 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 11:26 PM

Mike Brown is smart, he rested Ron and McRoberts today because we're gonna need them each of the next 3 games (LAC, DAL & MIA). Look for 4-5 defenders to be switched to guarding Blake and give him differnet looks

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 12:09 AM

Lebron called Kobe on the phone, Kobe didn't answer until the 5th ring.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 12:19 AM

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 01:12 AM

Blake is overhyped big time he has no post game and is only good for dunks hes basically the pretty girl with no brains the vets and cp3 are the ones who we should be worried about especially with chauncey
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Posted January 14, 2012 - 01:16 AM

Blake is overhyped big time he has no post game and is only good for dunks hes basically the pretty girl with no brains the vets and cp3 are the ones who we should be worried about especially with chauncey

You clearly haven't been watching him this year his post game has improved immensely. As of right now he's the best power forward in the game and it isn't really that close. He may even be the best big man in the game yes even better than Howard. He's much better offensively and equally as good on the boards. Obviously Dwight has him on defense.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 01:19 AM

You clearly haven't been watching him this year his post game has improved immensely. As of right now he's the best power forward in the game and it isn't really that close. He may even be the best big man in the game yes even better than Howard. He's much better offensively and equally as good on the boards. Obviously Dwight has him on defense.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 02:40 AM

why do i feel like cp3 is going to torch us...

in any case, its a statement game! get that W!
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Posted January 14, 2012 - 02:49 AM

You clearly haven't been watching him this year his post game has improved immensely. As of right now he's the best power forward in the game and it isn't really that close. He may even be the best big man in the game yes even better than Howard. He's much better offensively and equally as good on the boards. Obviously Dwight has him on defense.


It's very easy to say "all he can do is dunk" (most people say this) because that's what all his highlights are. You seem like a knowledgeable poster, big ups to you.

As for all the people who say "all he can do is dunk", it's an easy way of knocking something you've never really seen.. Blake has amazing court vision and insane ballhandling skills for being a PF (he used to play point guard in high school) and VERY OFTEN will grab a rebound and lead the fast break with guards on both sides. He's also good at making plays, throws plenty of lobs to Deandre, and waits for cutters before he makes his post moves. He's a very underrated passer.. Look out for it. He's also really skilled at passing out of the double team, a skill he needs since he gets so much defensive attention.

His jumpshot is a work in progress, one game it looks great and the next game it doesn't look too good. But he can definitely shoot it from outside and he's not scared at all to take the shots... Look for a few midrange shots tomorrow night.

He also has a pretty nice post game, he has an array of up and under fakes, lots of patience, good timing, and a really weird habit of making shots at an impossible angle... Blake averaged 22 ppg last year, do you think he had 11 dunks every game?

GOOD LUCK and let's watch a great game tomorrow, Laker fans!! I'll check back in afterwards... Very impressed by the Lakers so far this year. I've been to a Laker game and watched almost every one so far, I watch the Lakers almost as much as I watch my Clippers.

Edited by TheCalmInsanity, January 14, 2012 - 02:50 AM.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 05:45 AM

Battle for LA, part one.

No Blake .. Fish and Morris will get destroyed by CP3 that's a no brainer .. The question is about the other matchups. Kobe will have to score big again .. Both Drew and Pau will have to be more involved on the defensive end. Don't let them kill us with all these lobs. Rebounding has to be better than last nights also.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 08:28 AM

I don't mind losing this game if we destroy the Mavericks and then we get a signature win in Miami. Tonight's game will be tough, Pau must step up and we really need a big production from our bench.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 09:20 AM

Thing that worries me most about this game is that Steve Blake won't be playing. CP3 will now be going a against Fisher and Morris. (Fisher isn't too much a problem if he can body up Paul) but Morris worries me because of inexperience.

Lakers win this game if we can rebound the ball, win points in the paint, and limit the 3 point shooting of the Clippers.

Also force Griffin to take jump shots all game long. He seems to love that this year and is much less effective doing that then being in the post. Benefits the Lakers a lot more.

If the game is close towards the end of the game, send Griffin and Jordan to the line. They are shooting 56% and 47% respectively.

Should be a fun game though.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 09:27 AM

You clearly haven't been watching him this year his post game has improved immensely. As of right now he's the best power forward in the game and it isn't really that close. He may even be the best big man in the game yes even better than Howard. He's much better offensively and equally as good on the boards. Obviously Dwight has him on defense.


Your buggin Blake griffin is not on Dwight Howard's level and I wouldn't put him on Dirk or LA's level.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 10:07 AM

Something tells me the Clippers will win.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 10:10 AM

You clearly haven't been watching him this year his post game has improved immensely. As of right now he's the best power forward in the game and it isn't really that close. He may even be the best big man in the game yes even better than Howard. He's much better offensively and equally as good on the boards. Obviously Dwight has him on defense.


You would have a good argument except for the bold part. You cannot be in a discussion and throw out a statement like that without backing it up, so I'll see if you were right.

Blake Griffin - 23.3 ppg / 10.8 rpg / 2.3 apg on 53% shooting w/ 0.5 bpg

Kevin Love - 24.5 ppg / 14.7 rpg / 1.7 apg on 42% shooting. Also shoots 40% from three

Lamarcus Aldridge - 22.8 ppg / 7.6 rpg / 2.2 apg on 49% shooting.


Then you bring in Dwight Howard - 20.5 ppg / 15.2 rpg / 2.3 apg on 58% shooting. Also 2.2 blocks per game.


So to answer your statement, Blake Griffin is one of the top PF's in the game. BUT... Is he by far the best one? No. Griffin is not a better rebounder than Love. In fact... Lee, Cousins, and Haslem all average 10 boards a game. So Griffin doesn't even have the advantage there.

Griffin's offense is an interesting stat because I am surprised that his FG% is so high since everytime I watch him, he seems to be bricking jump shots. The fact is that Griffin does get most of his points with put backs, dunks, and easy layups out in transition. There are times he gets hot and starts sinking jump shots, but that's very rare.

Griffin is good. But he is not the top PF in the league. Is he top 5? Of course. Is he close to Dwight Howard? Offensively, I would say Griffin has a slight advantage because he can actually step back out and hit a jumpshot, but Dwight does a much better job of being a post player, rebounding, and of course defense. It's still not close though if you look at the impact Dwight has on the floor compared to Griffin.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 11:07 AM

You clearly haven't been watching him this year his post game has improved immensely. As of right now he's the best power forward in the game and it isn't really that close. He may even be the best big man in the game yes even better than Howard. He's much better offensively and equally as good on the boards. Obviously Dwight has him on defense.



Come on man, there's a guy named Kevin Love up north. <_<

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Pau actually guards Griffin pretty well with his length. Like others have said, leave Griffin open and let him fall in love with that jumper. If he hits it, then so be it but I rather he shoot than destroy us inside. CP3 will have his way but if we rebound, look to score in the paint AND LIMIT TURNOVERS then LA should win. Oh and we also have that Kobe fella on the team..lol.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 11:28 AM

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 12:06 PM

Mo Williams it out for tonight

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 12:22 PM

You clearly haven't been watching him this year his post game has improved immensely. As of right now he's the best power forward in the game and it isn't really that close. He may even be the best big man in the game yes even better than Howard. He's much better offensively and equally as good on the boards. Obviously Dwight has him on defense.


Rather bold statement here. Dwight Howard's defense has a bigger effect on games than any individual players' offense. That includes Kobe, LeBron, Durant or whoever you want to name. Dwight Howard is the sole reason that the Magic have been in the top 5 defensively for two years. Without Howard, that team doesn't make the playoffs and probably gives up about 115 a night. His impact on the defensive end cannot be understated.

Blake Griffin is a great player, but Howard is the more dominant presence, especially defensively and it's not even close. Blake is still limited to basically playing around the rim offensively and doesn't have that great of a post-game yet. Much improved, but he's not going to be outright dominating guys with that. His biggest asset is his ability to put the ball on the floor and beat his guy off the dribble, and by generally forcing his way closer to the rim. Push him out to the perimeter and give him some space, and he'll brick the majority of his shot attempts. He's playing very well, but he's no Dwight Howard.

As far as PFs are concerned, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love are right up there with him. He's not far and away the best PF, these two guys are pretty damn close.




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