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#841 ssuag

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:24 PM

I don't buy that.

Kobe wants to win. above all else.

Yeah, Kobe wants to win. Why would he leave the lakers, a franchise that builds for championships. He is the franchise player. The lakers are built around kobe. The front office now has the responsibility to make some transactions this offseason.

#842 last stand 2.0

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:24 PM

he gave everything out there and his team let him down


Ya poor guy. If I give my all, study, and fail a test all I get is a F

If kobe gives everything he has he goes home in his Lamborghini waiting for the rest of his 30 million dollar salary to come in

People need perspective
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#843 Makaveli

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:25 PM

Bynum had zero impact this game. Disappointed in him.. at least Gasol played hard and went after the boards. Drew just didn't seem to care.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:25 PM

Kobe knows that he can win as a Laker. It's just about deepening the bench. A Championship team can still be built around Kobe that's the point. But let's be honest, we only had 2 bench players this entire series. Once the dead weight is gone in the off season and we get younger pieces we'll be fine. Like I said we're close already, just need to deepen our bench. Beasley is a step in the right direction.

I disagree.

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#845 last stand 2.0

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:26 PM

I disagree.


Well I guess It'll depend on what they get for pau
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:26 PM

Just happy I grew up idolizing this man. [expletive]in' love you Kobe,no homo :81: Hoping you got something left in the tank!
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:26 PM

Kobe's days of getting 30-40 for us are far from over. But the days of Gasol giving us 20-13 are sadly.

We will be a much deeper and prepared team next season and it's very impressive what we were able to do this season in spite of everything.

That said next year coming back with Beasley, and a deeper younger bench is going to be a great feeling. Knowing that the dead weight of Barnes, Murphy and Ebanks will be gone. Though I'm gonna go out on a lim and say they give Ebanks another chance if they can't resign Odom for veterans minimum. Goudelock Beasley and Odom being on our bench will be extremely helpful next year.

Beasely is not the savior. He is truly an idiot.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:26 PM

Bynum had zero impact this game. Disappointed in him.. at least Gasol played hard and went after the boards. Drew just didn't seem to care.


Hate that guy

#849 BleedPurple&Gold

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:26 PM

Going to be interesting. IDK who we are going after but hope can can get some good players.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:26 PM

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#851 Makaveli

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:27 PM

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#852 Majesty

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:27 PM

Bynum is not a franchise player - he simply does not have the mental strength.

He will be ok as a 3rd scoring option.

Yes he is 24 .. but after 7 yrs in the league .. you do not change dramatically


Dude here is the thing, people say "7 years in the league." but act like they don't know anything about his career.

The first 2 years of his career he rode the bench for the most part, then he started coming along the year Kobe wanted to be traded, got injured and never got to really experience anything. Notice I said "experience". He came along the next year and seemed to be going along the same path until he got injured again. He came along the next year and missed time due to injury but still played in the playoffs and the finals with a terrible injury. Even then he was still seen not really as a "go to guy" on this team. Despite 7 years in the league, due to injury and how Phil wanted to play him this was the FIRST season he's played through as an actual option. It's his 7th year but it;'s his first ever being used as an option, and its the first year he's ever had to deal with double teams and being fronted the way he is.

It ain't like he's been the Lakers 3rd or 2nd option for all 7 years, you need to look at more than "stats". Injuries and situations robbed Andrew of EXPERIENCE which is why his 7 years isn't like "Dwights 7 years" when he was fed to the wolves from the get go.
 

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#853 ssuag

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:28 PM

Ya poor guy. If I give my all, study, and fail a test all I get is a F

If kobe gives everything he has he goes home in his Lamborghini waiting for the rest of his 30 million dollar salary to come in

People need perspective

Dude. Just get out of here. I doubt anybody here is in the mood for you $hit. What you do not understand is that we are fans of the game. I does not matter how much money you have. A loss is tough for basketball fans, whether you are in a lamborghini or under a bridge. Go [expletive] yourself.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:28 PM

Kobe's days of getting 30-40 for us are far from over. But the days of Gasol giving us 20-13 are sadly.

We will be a much deeper and prepared team next season and it's very impressive what we were able to do this season in spite of everything.

That said next year coming back with Beasley, and a deeper younger bench is going to be a great feeling. Knowing that the dead weight of Barnes, Murphy and Ebanks will be gone. Though I'm gonna go out on a lim and say they give Ebanks another chance if they can't resign Odom for veterans minimum. Goudelock Beasley and Odom being on our bench will be extremely helpful next year.

I agree. Especially on retaining ebanks, still lots of potential from him, but he will only get more minutes if barnes is gone.

#855 KB_24

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:28 PM

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:28 PM

Well I guess It'll depend on what they get for pau

or Bynum.

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#857 David

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:29 PM

Do exit interviews happen after the finals or will it be this week?

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:29 PM

Congrats to OKC, you beat the Lakers; now go and hang a banner.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:29 PM

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EPIC!

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#860 pointguard11

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:29 PM

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I love that Mitch has the guts to go on the road and watch his team even if they get killed. He does it to really study the team and to send a message
"The way Steve is as a teammate, the way he sets the tone, the way the team kind of takes on his persona. As a coach, that's the best thing in the world. It's easy to coach. He's taking care of the chemistry. You just coach."

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