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#1 Hangtime

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 02:57 PM

New to the forum but have been an ardent fan since the days of West and Baylor. Ever since Jimmy Boy has been the primary "decision maker" this franchise has beentaking a steady nosedive in class. From the Odom debacle to the passing on Phil jackson head-scratecher does anyone else wonder whether this daddy's boy is already in way over his grandiose head?

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 02:58 PM

:facepalm:

No. Jim has done a great job. People give Mitch credit for getting Nash and Dwight and rightfully so, but Jim deserves some as well.
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Posted December 30, 2012 - 03:01 PM

New to the forum but have been an ardent fan since the days of West and Baylor. Ever since Jimmy Boy has been the primary "decision maker" this franchise has beentaking a steady nosedive in class. From the Odom debacle to the passing on Phil jackson head-scratecher does anyone else wonder whether this daddy's boy is already in way over his grandiose head?


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 03:55 PM

Jesus... the Odom debacle??? Odom is worthless now and he needed to be moved there's no doubt about that. And Phil... its whatever but I don't blame them on not getting Phil.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 03:59 PM

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No. Jim has done a great job. People give Mitch credit for getting Nash and Dwight and rightfully so, but Jim deserves some as well.

This. And that list would have included Paul had it not been for Stern.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 04:48 PM

It wasn't Jim's fault that Stern vetoed the trade which screwed our situation with Odom and not his fault Lamar acted childish in handling it. I do think it's weird they passed on Phil, but you can't entirely pin the blame on Jim; Jerry and Mitch had a say as well

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 04:58 PM

How the heck do you pass on Phil and go for a guy who hasn't done much? Jim Buss also seems like an impudent and unethical bloke, at the very least artless. Sorry thi guy has Peter Principle written all over his leathery face---recall that the Peter Principle posits that people eventually rise up to positions where their skill set is unable to match job responsibilities. I hope I'm wrong about him but until we pull out of this nosedive I'm calling him the demise culprit until I see the Lakers looking like winners instead of a team searching for an identity.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:08 PM

Passing on Phil was a team wide decision, not a one-man thing. It was truly a mistake but pinning it on one guy is amazingly short-sighted.

The "Odom Debacle"? Dude, you are aware that Odom's money turned into Steve Nash and Odom isn't close to the player he was before right? Odom was on the decline more than the public knew apparently and the Lakers got something for him. It was a brilliant and bold move.

Paying attention and digging deeper than the headlines is a must.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:15 PM

If you believe Jim Buss is the problem when he got us Nash and Howard without giving up Gasol you should probably think about being the fan of another team.
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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:37 PM

It was Jerry Buss's decision to go with D'Antoni instead of Phil Jackson.

Don't know why people keep ignoring this.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:39 PM

And his treatment of Brian Shaw? snub of Phil Jackson? At the very least this entitlement junkie needs a few etiquette lessons.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:41 PM

And his treatment of Brian Shaw? snub of Phil Jackson? At the very least this entitlement junkie needs a few etiquette lessons.


entitlement junkie?

Seriously how much do you actually know? And you been a Laker fan since 1969??

Edited by Majesty, December 30, 2012 - 05:42 PM.

 

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:51 PM

Seriously how much do you actually know?

If I had to guess, whatever the talking heads on ESPN tells him.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 06:00 PM

It was Jerry Buss's decision to go with D'Antoni instead of Phil Jackson.

Don't know why people keep ignoring this.


Don't you know? When the Lakers are struggling, Jimmy is our scapegoat and receives all the blame. When are accomplish something, Mitch is the one that is suppose to receive all the credit.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 07:03 PM

Jim Buss gets blamed for EVERYTHING "fans" deem as "bad"

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 07:14 PM

I blame Mike Brown.

Damn him!
 

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 08:04 PM

OK it's J. Buss fault...everything is right?

Stern vetos the CP3 trade
LO asked to be traded
Getting rid of LO's contract
Getting rid of Luke's contract
Getting rid of DFish's contract
Getting Sessions
Getting Hill
Getting Nash
Getting Howard
Restructing the bench
Getting rid of Brown at a time when most taems would have stuck it out
Did I mention getting rid of Luke's contract.......did this help us sign D12 or what?
Hiring D'Antoni..... still to be judgeed

Have you been really paying attention?

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Hiring d'antoni is not a plus
Pau Gasol is TRASH

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 09:08 PM

Let's finish the season first before we fully judge MDT.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 11:59 PM

New to the forum but have been an ardent fan since the days of West and Baylor. Ever since Jimmy Boy has been the primary "decision maker" this franchise has beentaking a steady nosedive in class. From the Odom debacle to the passing on Phil jackson head-scratecher does anyone else wonder whether this daddy's boy is already in way over his grandiose head?


Jim isn't making bad passes that leads to turnovers,
Jim isn't missing his free throws
Jim isn't missing wide open shots
Jim isn't playing lazy defense and then complaining on the offensive end when his teammate don;t do something right
Jim Isn't coming off the bench and not contributing.

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