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#601 MadSci

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:23 PM

It is going to get real hostile in Lakerland

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:23 PM

yeah. But guy still has to make them. Looks at Meeks.


He is a journeyman, not a savior. Got exactly what they signed up for in Meeks.

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:23 PM

The teams issues were addressed in the off-season with the things people felt we needed.

We needed another scorer for our bench so that Blake wouldn't be considered the main guy on it.

We got Meeks And we got Jamison and we resigned Jordan Hill

We got Dwight Howard too

We needed a point guard that was actually a good PnR point guard

We got Steve Nash

The only thing the office didn't count on was Ebanks being useless for another season and Jamison completely going crops up and Gasol after looking spectacular in the olympics to come into camp out of shape and playing the worst basketball of his career.

They also didn't count on Nash getting injured early and Blake going down with an injury all in the same week.

And quite honestly neither did anyone else.

Our front office did everything they could.

The only thing the front office could do now is trade Gasol for other pieces.

But there's bigger issues that you CAN'T predict when you're in the front office.

From their standpoint they did pretty much everything they could do to make this team. The stuff that's happened NO ONE can predict, the only thing they could do is trade Gasol now. But that's all the "front office" should HAVE to do.

The rest is up to the players and always has been


I completely agree, Majesty. Nobody expected to this happen at all. The FO has tried its best to give the Lakers its best chance to win. The only thing they can do now is trade Gasol for pieces.

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:23 PM

1 AM over here...

hope this game is worth missing sleep


I hope you fell asleep and didn't watch.

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:24 PM

I was just being sarcastic, since Pau has been our "scapegoat" this season

hey that's cool. Still doesn't change what I said.

People act like pau is Luke Walton FFS.

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:25 PM

They also hired the wrong coach, twice, have say back ignoring the issues on the team whiletey continued to fall and they've done nothing to call te team out for their play.

All I've read is excuses. I have seen nobody in the entire organization take responsibility or be accountable and ren act positively against that all season long.

That was not the way the Lakers were in the past.

Yes, they did all they could to a point then thought (even afte last season's obvious problems) that the bench wasn't needed, even with the injury history and present of the stars they got.

To say this is all on the players is short-sighted. This junk is on EVERYONE from the court to Jerry Buss's office, everyone.

If you're gonna take the praise in success, you'd better be prepared to take the blame in failure.

#607 Majesty

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:25 PM

Liked what I saw from Clark, Sacre and Metta as well.

Liked the intensity we played with and liked the aggression from Nash to score and Kobe was kobe.


The one and only truest disappointment in this game that I just can't wrap my mind around is Antawn Jamison. Who got more minutes tonight especially when Metta got in foul trouble and did absolutely nothing with them.

No effort defensively or rebounding(aside from one play in the first quarter)

Not looking to post up

Not looking to be the active cutter

Settling for jump shots that aren't going in

And all around lack of everything especially in the crucial stretches when he HAD to play.

Jamison was the biggest disappointment tonight, nearly everyone stepped up except the veteran we got to be the DEPENDABLE bench performer.

THAT is my biggest disappointment tonight.

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#608 MadSci

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:27 PM

The entire team disappointed me.

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:27 PM

Have you noticed now that after every game you blame someone else (besides Kobe)?

Isn't that telling you that the entire team and by that matter the way they're coached is at fault?

This is not some minor night by night problem.

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:27 PM

The only thing they can do now is trade Gasol for pieces.


We'll see.

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:29 PM

WHAT THE HECK!?!?! Where was this the entire rest of the game Morris?


He was on the bench most of the game.

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:29 PM

Sacre is a AND1 machine for the opposing team.

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:30 PM

They also hired the wrong coach, twice, have say back ignoring the issues on the team whiletey continued to fall and they've done nothing to call te team out for their play.

All I've read is excuses. I have seen nobody in the entire organization take responsibility or be accountable and ren act positively against that all season long.

That was not the way the Lakers were in the past.

Yes, they did all they could to a point then thought (even afte last season's obvious problems) that the bench wasn't needed, even with the injury history and present of the stars they got.

To say this is all on the players is short-sighted. This junk is on EVERYONE from the court to Jerry Buss's office, everyone.

If you're gonna take the praise in success, you'd better be prepared to take the blame in failure.


I have a question, fido, who is the right coach for this team then?

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:31 PM

Hey at least the Lakers can tank the rest of the season and get a great draft pick... oh wait.
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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:32 PM

Phil Jackson or Jerry Sloan.

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:32 PM

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:32 PM

Have you noticed now that after every game you blame somone else (besides Kobe)?

Isn't that telling you that the entire team and by that matter the way they're coached is at fault?

This is not some minor night by night problem.


Kobe isn't the problem. That's why.

Everyone tonight as far as I'm concerned stepped up their play except him. He gave us the same bull he gave us for 4 straight games before D'antoni finally sat him.

Everyone else under the situation tonight played their heart out and with intensity. Jamison showed none what so ever.

Like I said, I look for effort and determination win lose or draw. Jamison wasn't even jumping after rebounds, he wasn't being vocal defensively, he didn't look to post up in mismatches, he wasn't an active cutter, he made one defensive play in the first quarter and never looked to do it again.

We know pretty much what to expect with each player on this team. Kobe gives me what I expect from him. So he isn't a let down.

I expected Jamison to actually come out and play with a fire, play with the fire of a guy that doesn't get many minutes and feels he DESERVES to be out there.

I watched Earl Clark do that tonight

I watched Robert Sacre do that tonight

I watched everyone go out there and play with a fire and play their hearts out except jamison.

So Jamison is going to be the one I call out. Because he to me is the guy that played BELOW all of his standards tonight. It was despicable and disappointing to watch.


I have a question, fido, who is the right coach for this team then?


He'll say Sloan or Phil Jackson and is still pissed the Lakers didn't get either.

Edited by Majesty, January 08, 2013 - 07:32 PM.

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#618 MadSci

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:33 PM

Who else would it be? PJ

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:33 PM

Sacre is a AND1 machine for the opposing team.

You should of seen him in preseaon. He played 55 minutes total and committed 14 fouls. That is almost an average of 1 foul per 4 minutes :laughing: .

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:33 PM

15-19. Lakers are finally gaining that record to represent their [expletive]ty ass play.




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