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Do you think we can still win the championship?

  1. Yes. (21 votes [46.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.67%

  2. No. (24 votes [53.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.33%

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#21 BasketballIQ

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 10:33 AM

Ha, this team doesn't even look close to even making the playoffs right now let alone winning the championship.

These idiots keep this up and .500 ball in the West ain't getting you nowhere except for an early vacation.


who in particular is an idiot?

#22 Honey Boo Boo

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 10:56 AM

Starting to think no... It'll be way to hard. We're going to have a HORRIBLE seed in the playoffs making is a lot more hard. I just don't see us being able to beat OKC/Miami either while they have HCA as well.
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Posted January 02, 2013 - 12:59 PM

add "hellllllllllllllllllll no" as a 3rd selection for the pool please.
The Lakers FO knows more than you. Sorry.

#24 MrKnowItAll

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 01:05 PM

As long as Kobe believes I believe

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 01:13 PM

I do. We played like trash last night and had our chances to win. We shot [expletive]ing 40% and could not buy a 3 as well as having Dwight and Pau not doing hardly anything on offense.

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 01:15 PM

Kurt Rambis has run the numbers and reported this morning on ESPN that the Lakers are 8-2 when they have 95 possessions or less per game.

An 80% winning percentage is perfect for a deep playoff run.

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 01:26 PM

Lol@This board hitting the panic button after EVERY loss.

Go be Clipper fans.

As for OP, yes they can just give it a few more games.

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#28 Tensai

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 01:37 PM

We can but we won't.


I expect us to get the 7th seed at best behind OKC, Spurs, Clips, Grizz, Nuggets, Warriors in order. We generally play well against the Spurs and they are always just a mm away from having a season ending injury so we might get past them. Against Clips, it's HCA no matter how you look at it. But then against OKC it's tricky. Everything has to be perfect. Same with Miami if we get past them. And I give zero chance that we'll pull 4 of those in a row.

#29 Windu

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 01:42 PM

Not with this coach and not with Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol is GONE


#30 Nego

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 01:54 PM

Yes.

Just have to play better though.


a hell of lot a better

my answer NO

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#31 LakersChamps243

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 03:24 PM

Let me put it this way: Right now, there's no way in hell. But if they win it in June, they will have absolutely 100% earned it and made almost everyone on this forum look like a fool. It's gonna take a combination of a lot of intangibles in a short period of time though: character, heart, leadership, accountability, focus and most importantly, chemistry. That's why it's unlikely.

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 03:42 PM

Yes...still can but it will take a massive change in culture.


This team needs to buy into the offense. It's proven to get us easy shots and mask one of our chief weaknesses: lack of 1-on-1 players. If we pass, cut or screen, and then pass, cut or screen again, we get open shots on the wing or at the rim 90% of the time. When you have Kobe, Dwight and Pau stopping the ball every time they touch it, it's hard to get into the rhythm the offense requires.


The offense is really, really simple. A high school team can run it. We have too many "old dogs" refusing to learn "new tricks".

Buy into the offense and we finish in the top 4 in the West...

#33 iDreamShake

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 03:53 PM

our best player isnt playing, and you guys dont even take that into account. you know, the guy who was ranked the #2 player in the nba after the 2010-11 season(his names dwight howard). sure theres some imposter named dwight howard playing for us at the moment, but he doesnt compare. i will argue that no player in the nba has a bigger impact on a game than a healthy dwight howard. 20+ppg on 50+%shooting, 15+rebounds(going and GETTING them),5+ changed/blocked shots(he changes a bunch already!).
once we get the real dwight back, we'll be the best team in the league. nobody knows when the real dwight will be back, but, until then im not gunna say that we cant win a ring.
even if dwights only healthy for the last 20 games of the season - those last 20 we'll go at least 17-3, and we'll probly still land the 6th seed. and to be honest, with a healthy dwight im not scarred of any team . we're gunna have to play a few tuff teams in the playoffs no matter what seed we are, and you almost always have to win on the road no matter what seed you are(thats how its realisticly worked in the league!)
we will win the title this year, and if anyone wants to bet me ,ill bet WHATEVER amount.im 100% positive we're winning the "chip" this year

Edited by GMTradePau4aBench, January 02, 2013 - 03:54 PM.

Kobe and Randle led Lakers lead the team to a 32-50 record. the Lakers select Myles Turner with the 5th pick.


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Posted January 02, 2013 - 04:09 PM

No, not this season.



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Posted January 02, 2013 - 05:09 PM

With D'antoni at the helm? No way.
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#36 Majesty

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 05:11 PM

our best player isnt playing, and you guys dont even take that into account. you know, the guy who was ranked the #2 player in the nba after the 2010-11 season(his names dwight howard). sure theres some imposter named dwight howard playing for us at the moment, but he doesnt compare. i will argue that no player in the nba has a bigger impact on a game than a healthy dwight howard. 20+ppg on 50+%shooting, 15+rebounds(going and GETTING them),5+ changed/blocked shots(he changes a bunch already!).
once we get the real dwight back, we'll be the best team in the league. nobody knows when the real dwight will be back, but, until then im not gunna say that we cant win a ring.
even if dwights only healthy for the last 20 games of the season - those last 20 we'll go at least 17-3, and we'll probly still land the 6th seed. and to be honest, with a healthy dwight im not scarred of any team . we're gunna have to play a few tuff teams in the playoffs no matter what seed we are, and you almost always have to win on the road no matter what seed you are(thats how its realisticly worked in the league!)
we will win the title this year, and if anyone wants to bet me ,ill bet WHATEVER amount.im 100% positive we're winning the "chip" this year


Dwight if I remember right had a stat where he went a season only going two games in an 82 game season scoring under 20 points.

This season he has scored in single digits 5 times already in 31 games.

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#37 Hollywood

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 06:06 PM

An honest answer is i dont know. But at the reate we are going im goong to have to say probably not. We win a game then get killed by a bad team. We will play a tough stretch thesenext games and hopefully we win.
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Posted January 02, 2013 - 06:15 PM

If we don't fix our defense and continue to give up second chance points, then no. Also, we are the second worst free throw shooting team. That hasto change.

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 06:23 PM

We are not a good enough defensive team to win the championship this year

#40 Majesty

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 06:33 PM

We are not a good enough defensive team to win the championship this year


We're giving up one point more than we gave up in our championship years.

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