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#121 -Wade-

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 08:29 PM

Damn. Remember that feeling when we had that D12 thread and we actually landed him? I'm just going to try and stay positive.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 08:31 PM

Damn. Remember that feeling when we had that D12 thread and we actually landed him? I'm just going to try and stay positive.

For real though. I think I was two stepping and eating at The Counter by the Del Amo mall.
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Posted February 07, 2013 - 08:31 PM

We will bounce back.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 08:35 PM

I'm pretty concerned Dwight won't stay.

And god dammit if he doesn't piss me off every time I hear him in the media...

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 08:36 PM

I never had a bad back before, let alone surgery on it. I got family who do though. They ain't never been the same. Their mobility is really limited. I can't see him 100% being what he once was. One good elbow check by a defender could do some damage. What he has been able to do thus far is crazy to me. Running, dunking and stretching his back going for blocks....

hear that. My backs been screwing me over the last 12 years.

I can't imagine Dwight ever being the same again.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Damn. Remember that feeling when we had that D12 thread and we actually landed him? I'm just going to try and stay positive.

i will always remember that day.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 08:38 PM

He's too hurt, his body looks finished for the 2012/2013 season and his attitude screams he's done playing for this season. Its time to make a decision. Shut him down, get the surgery, heal up and get ready for 2013/2014 orrrr....trade him .

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 09:56 PM

That's because he is.

Dwight obviously had back surgery and he completely relies on his athleticism. He's probably never gonna be the same athletically therefore barring huge upgrade in his offensive skills I'd say his days as an elite level superstar are over.

If we could get 2-3 good players for him I think we should do it.


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Posted February 07, 2013 - 10:27 PM

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Well, lets go with what we have seen, he got hurt and has not been the same, it has been almost a years time. That would suggest to me that maybe he will never be the player he was, considering what we have seen so far is him not being the player he once was, nor any indication what so ever that he will return to that.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 10:37 PM

Well, lets go with what we have seen, he got hurt and has not been the same, it has been almost a years time. That would suggest to me that maybe he will never be the player he was, considering what we have seen so far is him not being the player he once was, nor any indication what so ever that he will return to that.


you've seen that because your knowledge base on sports injuries is small. will he ever be 100% again? more likely no, but he can be close.

again it's simple. i can give several examples of injury situations but i'll just give one closer to home. Andrew bynum. what was the difference between 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. it was that he had an offseason. an offseason to train, lift, and practice basketball. in 2010 all he had was rehab which is trying to get to status quo.

what did dwight have this offseason. he couldn't run until late august, couldn't even get on the court until mid september. on top of that right when he starts to round into shape he tears his labrum. now when i say in shape i mean status quo. not elite in shape dwight. i'm talking ground zero. first 3 years in the league dwight, before he added all of the size he had. why? because that's what rehab is. that is why they say after a knee injury, a back injury, and achilles injury your not back until the next season. because you get to lift again, get strong, put back the lean muscle weight, get in real shape, practice your shots.

that's the difference. so no he wouldn't give you any indication because there is only so much building you can do during the season. that's on top of the fact that dwight wasn't supposed to be back until january. what month is it? February.
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Posted February 07, 2013 - 10:41 PM

At this point, I would say the chances of Dwight staying with us are quite low.
Him "repyling" to Kobe is not that good either...
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Posted February 07, 2013 - 10:47 PM

At this point, I would say the chances of Dwight staying with us are quite low.
Him "repyling" to Kobe is not that good either...


i disagree. as far as i'm concerned mitch is still the best in the business and i'm sure he's talking to dwight as often as possible, as is jim. i still think it's likely that he stays. i think too much is in favor of it happening on a very basic level

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i mean seriously, does he leave for dallas? lol no, why would he go to a team just as bad for less money. Atlanta? either he goes there and plays with josh smith and al horford with no chance of competing or he doesn't play with those guys and has to watch them rebuild but with the atlanta front office. Houston? well they have harden but is harden worth 30 million dollars? because lin and asik aren't really tradeable but both will do a nice job of making houston unable to surround dwight with enough talent.

those are the suitors and each comes with the price tag of a less attractive city with 30 million dollars less.
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Posted February 07, 2013 - 10:55 PM

Is there any way we can mute both D'Antoni and Dwight for the rest of the season? That would be nice.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 10:58 PM

Is there any way we can mute both D'Antoni and Dwight for the rest of the season? That would be nice.


i think everyone but kobe and nash should have their mouths taped. noone is saying anything productive but those two
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Posted February 07, 2013 - 11:13 PM

you've seen that because your knowledge base on sports injuries is small. will he ever be 100% again? more likely no, but he can be close.

again it's simple. i can give several examples of injury situations but i'll just give one closer to home. Andrew bynum. what was the difference between 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. it was that he had an offseason. an offseason to train, lift, and practice basketball. in 2010 all he had was rehab which is trying to get to status quo.

what did dwight have this offseason. he couldn't run until late august, couldn't even get on the court until mid september. on top of that right when he starts to round into shape he tears his labrum. now when i say in shape i mean status quo. not elite in shape dwight. i'm talking ground zero. first 3 years in the league dwight, before he added all of the size he had. why? because that's what rehab is. that is why they say after a knee injury, a back injury, and achilles injury your not back until the next season. because you get to lift again, get strong, put back the lean muscle weight, get in real shape, practice your shots.

that's the difference. so no he wouldn't give you any indication because there is only so much building you can do during the season. that's on top of the fact that dwight wasn't supposed to be back until january. what month is it? February.


Okay, so he will never be 100% again. He couldn't win when he was younger and 100% and had a team built around him and wasn't a malcontent. What would make you think he can win when he isn't 100%, is older, has nobody around him and is a malcontent. He hasn't displayed to any of us a single thing that should make anyone want to hand the keys to the premiere team in the NBA if not all professional sports off to a player like him.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 11:26 PM

Because he's still a great centre when fit and healthy. Best to start with a solid big and put great pieces around him.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 11:38 PM

I'd like to mute the whole team.

Please, give pat answers to everything. If someone asks something remotely provocative, give them a generic answer and move on. For once - keep this stuff in house and stop airing anything in the media. Kobe should've known this by now. And now it's worse because guys like Dwight see him as the leaderm, they take that example and run with it. Now its blowing up in their face (which is bad enough) but the scurtiny on an already mentally taxed team has just become 1000% worse.

They're all professionals, they should know better than this. I thought this junk was done when the forever infantile Shaq chased himself out of town.

First off, its just a stupid practice. Second, it's nothing but detrimental to the team. A team that's already grappling with the reality of missing the playoffs and fulfilling the unnerving promise of becoming th biggest disappointment in the NBA.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 11:39 PM

Lmao Dwight doesn't want the world to hate him, but if he books it next year! trust us Dwight the whole world will hate your ass. Your stuck in L.A. Bud

no one will hate him except laker fans
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Posted February 07, 2013 - 11:40 PM

People in Houston would love him.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 11:46 PM

Okay, so he will never be 100% again. He couldn't win when he was younger and 100% and had a team built around him and wasn't a malcontent. What would make you think he can win when he isn't 100%, is older, has nobody around him and is a malcontent. He hasn't displayed to any of us a single thing that should make anyone want to hand the keys to the premiere team in the NBA if not all professional sports off to a player like him.


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