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Do you really want to see the Lakers make the playoffs?


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#61 noknife

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 01:39 PM

They won't win with Kobe. Gotta let those bad contracts run their course and rebuild, just like every other team has to do. Will take at least past next season, unless they feel like mortgaging the future to chase one more with a Kobe who is one year older.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:31 PM

They won't win with Kobe. Gotta let those bad contracts run their course and rebuild, just like every other team has to do. Will take at least past next season, unless they feel like mortgaging the future to chase one more with a Kobe who is one year older.

Pau and MWP become more palatable in any trade scenario with $19 million and $7 million expiring contracts. You can look at it as a last hurrah for Kobe or the beginning process of building a team around Dwight, assuming he re-signs with the team.

#63 leor_77

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:06 PM

Not getting this thread - So...it would be better to NOT make the playoffs, and make our season that much bigger of an epic failure?

#64 fido

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 05:46 PM

Its a failure if they don't win the ring, that's what nobody gets.

And apparently this team can't learn from their mistakes (look at the previous two playoff runs), so maybe they need the ultimate shock of being left out in the cold to slap them in the face hard enough to play with some kind of passion or desire.

#65 MrKnowItAll

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 05:48 PM

Its a failure if they don't win the ring, that's what nobody gets.



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Posted January 20, 2013 - 05:57 PM

Yes.

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#67 West Coast

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 09:53 PM

Its a failure if they don't win the ring, that's what nobody gets.


No i think everyone gets that perfectly. That's the motto year in and year out.

If the Lakers make the playoffs, that's not an accomplishment. But at least they get there and give themselves a shot, regardless of how small of a shot fans think they have. If they lose in the playoffs, whether its in the 1st round or Finals, it's a failure.

You don't have a shot at the ring unless you make the playoffs. So of course I want them in the playoffs because that means we have a shot like the other 15 teams in the postseason.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 11:02 PM

Nice in theory but Cinderella stories don't happen in the NBA.

The only one that got close was the Romets run when they were the 6th seed.

This team has no shot at a rig whatsoever if they somehow eek into the playoffs.

#69 noknife

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 12:28 AM

I prefer the lose, take your medicine, then rebuild approach

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 12:35 AM

Whatever the reason is, everyone wants to see their team in playoffs , and to some, 1st round exit is an honor.


I want this team to make it, at least for history records.. but if people are thinking about not meeting OKC in the first round, other than the 1st round exit news, we'll have to meet them in the finals..


This team sucks as hell , and unfortunately from being a hardcore soccer fan to basketball , ihave no team in any sports to watch but the lakers .. Im all in, and i would still leave a window for making the playoffs , and then we might have the team we expected to be in the first place, i have my doubts but i hope it will happen

Edited by fozi, January 21, 2013 - 12:38 AM.


#71 AnnoyingCustomer

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 12:37 AM

Don't care anymore, this team has sucked all the interest out of me...

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 12:38 AM

Im all in, and i would still leave a window for making the playoffs , and then we might have the team we expected to be in the first place, i have my doubts but i hope it will happen



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Posted January 21, 2013 - 12:41 AM

Get Em Johnny! fake Manaro



This coming from the guy that essentially called out Jack Nicholson for not being a real fan cause he left his seat early.


LISTEN! Im still a huge fan and I always stay a fan ...but dude take it serous man its over..there is not a chance any more we win 5 straight games or something in that huddle..I dont really see this team have success in a long period!

Man ....this has nothing to do with fan or not fan this is reality!

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#74 Rad

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 01:19 AM

Don't care anymore, this team has sucked all the interest out of me...


This, unfortunately. It's becoming quite difficult to watch the games. But alas, as a dedicated fan.. solider through.

#75 True Lakers Fan

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 07:51 AM

Whoever says that they don't want them in the playoffs is not a true fan, plain and simple,

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 06:14 PM

For the Lakers to make the playoffs they would have to be playing great ball at seasons end which means they could beat any team. On the other hand if we had an effin first round pick I would love to see the look on Sterns face if we got the first pick in the upcoming draft

Edited by lakersince75, January 21, 2013 - 06:17 PM.





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