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#1 Jackson

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Posted February 13, 2013 - 11:19 PM

Half a game ahead of Portland for the 9th seed.

Houston lost today so we are 3 games back.

DON'T [expletive] IT UP.

Edited by Jackson, February 13, 2013 - 11:22 PM.


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Posted February 13, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Sorry, didn't see the other thread. Lock please.

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 12:23 AM

We have to win vs the Clippers and Celtics ..


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Posted February 14, 2013 - 12:46 AM

We have to win vs the Clippers and Celtics ..

probably both Ls lakers always play from behind and once we get a couple games from the 8th seed we seems to lose 5 in a row
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Posted February 14, 2013 - 01:19 AM

probably both Ls lakers always play from behind and once we get a couple games from the 8th seed we seems to lose 5 in a row


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Posted February 14, 2013 - 02:24 AM

we are so near!!!!

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 03:55 AM

Have faith bro have faith


idk if phil jackson would have faith... i do tho..

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 06:09 AM

If the Lakers somehow pull a win today against the Clippers and next week against Boston, I'll be more confident on them.

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 06:09 AM

It's up to the Lakers players whether they pull another Philly game to erase our playoffs hopes or to make a huge run (10-game winning streak).

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 06:27 AM

If the Lakers somehow pull a win today against the Clippers


That right there about sums up how far this team has fallen. We're now just hoping to beat the Clippers and hoping to make the lat PO spot. I watched part of the Clippers/ Rockets game last night. The Rockets need a big man. But even without one and without Harden, there are some nice players there. Good young core to nurture and or trade away for established players. Wish we had the same situation. They are an 8th PO seed and rising. We are an 8th PO seed and headed for oblivion.

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 07:51 AM

That right there about sums up how far this team has fallen.


....or maybe how far the Clippers have climbed as well. I hate those mother[expletive]ers & their fanbase is nearly as fake as Brooklyn's but but give em some credit.

Edited by Murdercassette, February 14, 2013 - 07:51 AM.

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 08:00 AM

^No disagreement, this is not the Clippers of old. But they are not exactly the 1965 Celtics either. They are a top 3 or 4 WC team (OKC, Spurs, Warriors). That is historically Lakers territory, but not now. So, if both teams bring their A game, we lose by 10.

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 08:07 AM

^No disagreement, this is not the Clippers of old. But they are not exactly the 1965 Celtics either. They are a top 3 or 4 WC team (OKC, Spurs, Warriors). That is historically Lakers territory, but not now. So, if both teams bring their A game, we lose by 10.


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Posted February 14, 2013 - 08:42 AM

^No disagreement, this is not the Clippers of old. But they are not exactly the 1965 Celtics either. They are a top 3 or 4 WC team (OKC, Spurs, Warriors). That is historically Lakers territory, but not now. So, if both teams bring their A game, we lose by 10.


No one beats us at our A game, remember we are the paper champions. We're talking a defensively committed imposing Dwight, a turnover-free Nash, a less out-of-control Ron, a hothand Meeks, an aggressuve Pau, and a closer Kobe. The problem is we have rarely seen the 'A' game this season.

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 08:47 AM

No one beats us at our A game, remember we are the paper champions. We're talking a defensively committed imposing Dwight, a turnover-free Nash, a less out-of-control Ron, a hothand Meeks, an aggressuve Pau, and a closer Kobe. The problem is we have rarely seen the 'A' game this season.



I'm assuming he meant "A game", as the best we've actually played so far, not at theoretical full strength.
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Posted February 14, 2013 - 09:51 AM

No one beats us at our A game, remember we are the paper champions. We're talking a defensively committed imposing Dwight, a turnover-free Nash, a less out-of-control Ron, a hothand Meeks, an aggressuve Pau, and a closer Kobe. The problem is we have rarely seen the 'A' game this season.


Paper champions? On paper, at the start of the year:
1. Dwight is coming off major back surgery, not even scheduled to play until Jan
2. Pau is a slower, older less nimble version of the 2008 Pau
3. MWP's 2011 season showed him to be a shot happy, defensively diminshed version of the 200 version of Ron A
4. Meeks is a career 37% 3p shooter
5. Jamison is a known no defense guy
6. An old Nash with a bad back that coudl go down at any moment
7. The rest of the bench sucks

In hindsight, this team was not championship caliber, even on paper. Have unpredictable injuries caused them to perform below their collective ability. But that collective ability was not a championship in my view.

I'll admit it, I drank the Kool Aid too. But now I have seen the light.

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 09:58 AM

Don't think it matters that we're close to 8th seed. What matters is that we're still 3 games under 500 while 7-8th seed teams are 3-5 games over 500

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Paper champions? On paper, at the start of the year:
1. Dwight is coming off major back surgery, not even scheduled to play until Jan - Yeah, we were not getting the best Dwight.
2. Pau is a slower, older less nimble version of the 2008 Pau - He doesn't have to be the '08 Pau, he is still technically skilled and most thought he would benefit from the Nash PNR.
3. MWP's 2011 season showed him to be a shot happy, defensively diminshed version of the 200 version of Ron A - MWP said he was at his best shape in a while, and we all bought it.
4. Meeks is a career 37% 3p shooter - No one was complaining about that at the time. Plus he replaced Barnes the brick machine.
5. Jamison is a known no defense guy - Agree, but Jamison was brought here for bench scoring.
6. An old Nash with a bad back that coudl go down at any moment - He didn't have to be the '07 Nash and he wasn't expected to play a fast paced physical game with us.
7. The rest of the bench sucks - Thats why they got Meeks and Jamison.


Either way, and with those problems you mentioned, this team was still considered one of the big three favorites to win the championship. Both professional analysts and journalists were saying this and we all jumped on the train. Even you yourself admitted to drinking the Kool-Aid. Of course, things are different now, and there are problems plaguing this team that few could have foreseen. Its dissappointing to now salvage an 8th seed during a season in which most fans were originally preparing for another parade on Figueroa.

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 10:43 AM

Of course the Jazz beat down the Thunder. At least Houston lost, but if we don't beat the Clippers it doesn't matter. Just treading water at this point.

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 10:49 AM

Either way, and with those problems you mentioned, this team was still considered one of the big three favorites to win the championship. Both professional analysts and journalists were saying this and we all jumped on the train. Even you yourself admitted to drinking the Kool-Aid. Of course, things are different now, and there are problems plaguing this team that few could have foreseen. Its dissappointing to now salvage an 8th seed during a season in which most fans were originally preparing for another parade on Figueroa.


It hurts to have to face ther reality that most of us fans and the media were wrong about this team, but here we are. I thought it was one of the greatest starting five ever assembled and that the bench weaknesses woudl be made up for by the suprior starters. Turns out the bench sucks even more than I (and most others) thought and the starters arent all that great. What a waste of Kobe's last few productive years.




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