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#61 Grandpa Herman

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 11:34 AM

The reason behind it is moot. Both of them did it because they felt they weren't getting their way. It was unprofessional, uncalled for, and it caused a lot of unnecessary trouble for the organization. Even Kobe himself admitted it was wrong for him to go about it the way he did.

I don't think you're actually listening to what I'm saying since you completely missed the point. I'm not saying that what either one of em did WASN'T wrong, I'm just saying that they both did wrong for different reasons. One was looking out for himself in terms of greed and fame, while the other just wanted to win like all great athletes do.

"Both of them did it because they felt they weren't getting their way."

That's a poor way to look at it. Kobe wasn't getting his way? The man wanted to win. Isn't that what the organization should've been trying to do ANYWAY?
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Posted November 16, 2008 - 12:02 PM

you only hate this deal because of some PERSONAL grudge against Shaq.

okay, let's forget about the name Shaq. Here's a hypothetical situation. Let's say a 14-time all-star, and future hall of famer wants to sign with this team for his final year as a backup to our starting center for cheap. He is old, but our professional medical staff evaluates this player and concludes that he is healthy enough to play. Our front office and coaching staff, all of whom are very experienced with this guy's big ego, deem him fit enough to help this team. Now are you going to sit there and say you'll hate this deal?

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 12:15 PM

i would love for shaq to come here for his last season..........i could see it now

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 12:27 PM

I don't think you're actually listening to what I'm saying since you completely missed the point. I'm not saying that what either one of em did WASN'T wrong, I'm just saying that they both did wrong for different reasons. One was looking out for himself in terms of greed and fame, while the other just wanted to win like all great athletes do.

"Both of them did it because they felt they weren't getting their way."

That's a poor way to look at it. Kobe wasn't getting his way? The man wanted to win. Isn't that what the organization should've been trying to do ANYWAY?

okay it's been a while since shaq has left. what did he say that has to do with greed and fame? all I remember is buss trading him because he didn't want to pay him money that Shaq earned and deserved. yea shaq was angry and was being an immature prick by talking crap, but it was because he felt he was shafted by buss. and I just remember him talking trash about Kobe because of a personal grudge and he genuinely did not like him, not because of fame or greed.

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 12:52 PM

4 years makes a big difference guys. Kobe is a different person now than he was during that whole thing, and I think if he could go back and face that situation again, he'd handle it differently. I have no idea who Shaq really is, or what he really stands for. One moment he's praising Kobe as the best in the world and calls him "my man" and then comes out with a rap that's supposedly just him f'ing around.

It's been proven who's the bigger man in this soap opera and who's the jealous one. If I remember right Buss told Kobe he didn't want to have to shell out the kind of money Shaq wanted for a guy that needed extra motivation to play hard, came into camp half the time out of shape, and couldn't hit his free throws worth anything. If Buss brings back Shaq it could work out for the benefit of the Lakers, because Shaq knows he's not the main man anymore, and Kobe is the type of leader now that would know what to do and how to handle the garbage, which he even admitted.

Like I said though earlier, I think Shaq will stay with the Suns for the remainder of his career and finish out there, but if he were to retire in LA then I think it could work out.
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Posted November 16, 2008 - 01:37 PM

But Shaq has a massive massive massive ego lakerfool...how in the world is he gonna put that aside and accept a backup role with a team lead by KOBE

we had solid veterans through those tough times man so when it was game time the feuds were put aside...other than Fish is there anyone here who can be a voice of reason and a calming presence to this young team?

And Kobe doesn't have an ego?

And Bynum doesn't have an ego?

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 01:40 PM

we don't need another big ego and thats my point

also shaq = results maybe in 05 or 06 but not today

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 01:41 PM

no way..never this can never happen! i sooo dont like shaq!!!!
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Posted November 16, 2008 - 01:44 PM

we don't need another big ego and thats my point

also shaq = results maybe in 05 or 06 but not today

And my point is that if ego is a problem, they won't sign him. If health and production is a problem, they won't sign him. If they sign him, you can be sure they took all that under consideration. They won't sign him just because Shaq wants to come here. They'll sign him because they want him here.

Your point is that you don't like the guy and don't want him here.

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 01:46 PM

You're right I don't like him...the reason I don't like him is because of his big fat mouth and his ego. Like Mass said this is Shaq we're talking about. He gives kudos to someone one minute and then disses them them in another minute. I'd rather see him just shut up and play...somewhere else

all the peace and quiet here is good and we don't need non-basketball related news

And i still don't think we're even taking impact on the basketball court into consideration....he's not a good fit for our team

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 02:28 PM

You're right I don't like him...the reason I don't like him is because of his big fat mouth and his ego. Like Mass said this is Shaq we're talking about. He gives kudos to someone one minute and then disses them them in another minute. I'd rather see him just shut up and play...somewhere else

all the peace and quiet here is good and we don't need non-basketball related news

And i still don't think we're even taking impact on the basketball court into consideration....he's not a good fit for our team

And like I said, if the front office will think he will be a problem, they won't sign him. And not that it matters anyways because as I've already pointed out, we don't know how our bench will be in two years or who will be on it, but if they think he won't make an impact or is not a good fit, they won't sign him. All these things will be taken into consideration because that's the front office's job.

All your excuses are only possible if you think our front office is incompetent. Is that what you think?

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 02:32 PM

And like I said, if the front office will think he will be a problem, they won't sign him. And not that it matters anyways because as I've already pointed out, we don't know how our bench will be in two years or who will be on it, but if they think he won't make an impact or is not a good fit, they won't sign him. All these things will be taken into consideration because that's the front office's job.

All your excuses are only possible if you think our front office is incompetent. Is that what you think?



why would the front office sign him? Think about it from their eyes...what has Shaq shown recently that can help this team on hte basketball court

Also this has nothing to do with how incompetent the FO used to be...its about Shaq and the Lakers team on the basketball court and I just don't think its a good fit, thats all

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 02:43 PM

we don't need another big ego and thats my point

also shaq = results maybe in 05 or 06 but not today

And my point is EGOS WIN RINGS.

The Bulls team was filled with egos. Showtime had huge egos in Magic and KAJ.

Egos are healthy for a championship team. They help take the team to new heights. Kobe and Shaq have proved successful together. This team lacks toughness, and if it weren't for our lack of distance shooting bigs, Shaq would be perfect in the toughness sector.
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Posted November 16, 2008 - 02:51 PM

why would the front office sign him? Think about it from their eyes...what has Shaq shown recently that can help this team on hte basketball court

Also this has nothing to do with how incompetent the FO used to be...its about Shaq and the Lakers team on the basketball court and I just don't think its a good fit, thats all

What has he shown? Oh i dunno, how about the best FG% and FT% of his career THIS YEAR. How about nearly averaging a double-double at 16.1 pts and 9.2 rebounds. He's also ranked 2nd in PER among all centers. As much as I dislike Shaq, and trust me I strongly dislike him, he still produces, and better than most of the starting centers in the league.

If it's all about you thinking he won't be a good fit, then that's a load of bologna, because unless you are psychic, you have no idea if he'll fit in with the team in two years. And might I also add that almost everyone said he wouldn't fit in with Phoenix, and he seems to be doing fine.

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 02:55 PM

LOL at you guys calling Shaq done. I'll take a guy who can give me 13 and 10 every night. Sometimes, you Kobe fans can be ridiculous.
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Posted November 16, 2008 - 03:00 PM

And my point is EGOS WIN RINGS.

The Bulls team was filled with egos. Showtime had huge egos in Magic and KAJ.

Egos are healthy for a championship team. They help take the team to new heights. Kobe and Shaq have proved successful together. This team lacks toughness, and if it weren't for our lack of distance shooting bigs, Shaq would be perfect in the toughness sector.



but these two are the biggest egoes in the game and with Phil's calm approach nothing will work. If we had more solid veterans on this team it would be a different story. This is a young baby face team we don't need this extra drama

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 03:02 PM

What has he shown? Oh i dunno, how about the best FG% and FT% of his career THIS YEAR. How about nearly averaging a double-double at 16.1 pts and 9.2 rebounds. He's also ranked 2nd in PER among all centers. As much as I dislike Shaq, and trust me I strongly dislike him, he still produces, and better than most of the starting centers in the league.

If it's all about you thinking he won't be a good fit, then that's a load of bologna, because unless you are psychic, you have no idea if he'll fit in with the team in two years. And might I also add that almost everyone said he wouldn't fit in with Phoenix, and he seems to be doing fine.


he's not gonna keep this up for an entire 82 game season and you know that...

Psychic? the only way he can contribute for this team is off the bench and unless he's losing 30 pounds he ain't gonna fit with our lightning quick bench

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 03:02 PM

LOL at you guys calling Shaq done. I'll take a guy who can give me 13 and 10 every night. Sometimes, you Kobe fans can be ridiculous.



yea get 13 and 10 for a price of a whole bunch of missed free throws, messing up the offensive rhythm and giving opponents easy baskets

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 03:06 PM

Jerry, he won us 3 rings.

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Posted November 16, 2008 - 03:22 PM

he's not gonna keep this up for an entire 82 game season and you know that...

Psychic? the only way he can contribute for this team is off the bench and unless he's losing 30 pounds he ain't gonna fit with our lightning quick bench

No I don't know it. I'm not psychic. Apparently you are. I'm sure you didn't think Shaq would do well when traded to Phoenix last season. That was wrong. I'm sure you thought he wouldn't play well at all this year either. That was wrong.

For the millionth time, you don't know if we'll have that "lightning quick bench". Farmar and Ariza may be starting at that point and they are the spark that makes our bench "lightning quick". You have to be psychic to know who will be on that bench in 2 years and whether or not Shaq will fit in. YOU DON'T KNOW IF HE WILL FIT IN, PERIOD, THEREFORE YOUR WHOLE POINT IS MOOT. Whether or not he will, that decision will be left up to our front office.

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