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#81 True Lakers Fan

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 01:01 PM

I just give up on D12 as a future Lakers franchise player. Theres to many variables and questions about him. This entire year was a year KB will never get back. This [expletive]ing sucks.


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Pau was complaining and moaning for the last two months, Kobe is selfish too... stop pointing the finger all on Dwight.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 01:02 PM

I have a feeling the dude needs surgery but hes being stubborn or something, damn this season has been one huge black cloud, loose lips sink ships, everyone on the team needs to listen to whalbergs words of wisdom from the departed about feds lol . Treat the media like mushrooms, feed em s_ _t and keep em in the dark LOL

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 01:04 PM

i have a feeling he is going away :( from LA

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 01:17 PM

ME ME ME. "Gotta think about my future. Kobes not a doctor, this is my career and my life".
Dude is basically saying he doesn't ride for his comrades he rides for him. Thats all [expletive] talk to me. This shoulder injury aint much. KB and Nash and many more have played in worse conditions. Dude is soft.


That's what I'm saying dude. The media shouldn't have pushed that out of him. It has to be applied to context, and in context, he wasn't wanting to really press the issue. Kobe said it himself that Dwight worries about trying to please everyone. The media does twist things, even though Dwight came across as whiney in that instance. As I said earlier, it should be talked about in the locker room. People tryna blame the media on twisting things? BSPN does that 24/7. What's up with the trade rumors with sources happening as soon as Pau gets injured?

Edited by -Wade-, February 07, 2013 - 01:29 PM.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 01:18 PM

This is simple, guys...read between the lines.

Dwight wants to say that he basically doesn't want to be injured (rehabbing) during free agency in July.

Now, that doesn't necessarily mean he's dead-set on leaving LA. He just doesn't want other teams to consider him an Andrew Bynum when the time comes.

In Dwight's mind, we aren't winning the championship this season. Maybe he's a bit more realistic than Kobe, but that's what makes Kobe who he is. He thinks it's possible every year, no matter what, because he's out on the court.

Over the last 20 years, there have been two guys we have to separate from the pack, that have that mentality: Kobe and MJ. We can't expect Dwight to be that way, as much as we want him to.

Do I want D12 to get a little more serious about his play, and not smile all the time? Most definitely. I didn't like it when LeBron did it, didn't like it when Shaq was doing it...but both LeBron and Shaq eventually learned how important it was to take "no laughing matter" seriously (LeBron more than Shaq when LBJ changed in 2012, although you didn't see Shaq laugh much in-game), and with Kobe around, I'm sure it will start to sink in.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 01:20 PM

In Dwight's mind, we aren't winning the championship this season. Maybe he's a bit more realistic than Kobe, but that's what makes Kobe who he is. He thinks it's possible every year, no matter what, because he's out on the court.


Do I want D12 to get a little more serious about his play, and not smile all the time? Most definitely. I didn't like it when LeBron did it, didn't like it when Shaq was doing it...but both LeBron and Shaq eventually learned how important it was to take "no laughing matter" seriously (LeBron more than Shaq when LBJ changed in 2012, although you didn't see Shaq laugh much in-game), and with Kobe around, I'm sure it will start to sink in.


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Posted February 07, 2013 - 01:25 PM

Dwight also doesn't want to play through an injury for fans to not really appreciate him.


in orlando, he made his injury worse, because he was worried about this SILLY SPORT. Meanwhile, had the surgery not have gone well, he could have been permanently paralyzed. He is doing what's right for him, and if the Lakers retain him moving forward, he is doing the right thing for the Lakers.

But Dwight does come first when it comes to HIS body

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 01:27 PM

In my opinion, ESPN spun Kobe's comments and fed them to Dwight with just enough distortion to create a reaction and give themselves a headline. I'm surprised a veteran guy like Dwight took the bait.
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Posted February 07, 2013 - 01:27 PM

LOL...


Dwight's doing what's best for his career in a contract year and he's selfish? LOL...at the end of the day, this is STILL a business and this guy's livelihood...should he jeopardize the rest of his career to make you guys happy?

In fact, I think he PROVED that he's willing to play thru pain by coming back from rehab after the back surgery at LEAST a MONTH too early, struggling out there to help the Lakers TRY to get wins early in the season instead of sitting out until he was SURE he was 100%.

And the BACK surgery was MUCH more painful and debilitating...which I'm sure he's STILL not 100% recovered from.


I give up. You guys are going to see it any way you want to. Dwight is a demon and Kobe's a god. That's all I've seen thus far...

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 01:30 PM

Just what I was saying Real Deal.

You can't hold the incredibly high standard of Kobe up to other players. It just plain isn't fair. This kind of mentality is a very rare commodity in athletes, and people in general.

Everyone just calm down.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 01:32 PM

I hope Kobe doesn't make Dwight bolt. I don't want to see the Lakers with Pau at C for the whole year and Kobe having to shoot 30 shots a game, and with D'antoni coaching... We don't have any lottery picks for that.

Edited by Chad, February 07, 2013 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 02:22 PM

I'm trying to figure out if this is about pain management or further injuring himself. If he plays, is there a possibility he'll grind the labrum to the bone or something? Sorry I have no medical expertise, but I would like to learn more about it.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 02:44 PM

Good.

Dwight needs to be a man and play through the pain.

Now to the rest of the season we're gonna be fighting for our playoff lives. We need Howard back ASAP.

You wanna win [expletive]ing act like it. Stop whining and complaining. Get your ass back on the basketball court.
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Posted February 07, 2013 - 02:54 PM

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ummmm...ok.....is that a bad thing all of a sudden? He is the franchise after all. I ride for KB till he retires. Then its time to move forward. But not yet.
I believe at 34/35 KB is still our best bet to even come close to a chip.
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Posted February 07, 2013 - 02:55 PM

So I'm guessing Dwight won't play today -.-

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 02:56 PM

Ship him out for several players that haven't been injured for the better part of a year, that aren't emotional wrecks like this guy, we already have enough head cases with MWP. Lakers aren't winning anything with or without him this season, and he hasn't won anything ever.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 03:02 PM

Ship him out for several players that haven't been injured for the better part of a year, that aren't emotional wrecks like this guy, we already have enough head cases with MWP. Lakers aren't winning anything with or without him this season, and he hasn't won anything ever.


Holy hell, and the even sadder part is I know he's not the only one who is thinking this way
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Posted February 07, 2013 - 03:06 PM

Dwight also doesn't want to play through an injury for fans to not really appreciate him.


in orlando, he made his injury worse, because he was worried about this SILLY SPORT. Meanwhile, had the surgery not have gone well, he could have been permanently paralyzed. He is doing what's right for him, and if the Lakers retain him moving forward, he is doing the right thing for the Lakers.

But Dwight does come first when it comes to HIS body




He is getting paid millions of dollars to worry about this "SILLY GAME". People like Firemen and Police officers, even farmers put themselves in much greater risk for much less money so it is fair to ask Dwight to play through managable pain.

But I don't want him to play through the pain because the media and fans hounded him, I want him to play through pain because he gets it.

Edited by t-1, February 07, 2013 - 03:07 PM.


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Posted February 07, 2013 - 03:10 PM

Kobe just posted this :






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On our way to the Garden. Ready to do that work. If D12 is healthy he will play if he's not he won't. Simple math #countonmediahype




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Posted February 07, 2013 - 03:13 PM

Pretty sure I called it a cleverly worded article media spin on the first page. Who the heck would actually buy that Kobe wants Dwight to play if he isn't healthy? Chess player.

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