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#141 LALDynasty

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Posted November 18, 2008 - 01:11 PM

the lakers SHOULD sign snaq









then turn around and send him to Oklahoma City for a draft pick





then we can all laugh :rock:



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Posted November 18, 2008 - 01:34 PM

i wouldn't mind, but i don't think Shaq will still be playing in 3 years so..

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Posted November 18, 2008 - 03:39 PM

26 MINUTES PER GAME. As a backup C, he'd easily get 18-20 minutes per game. Especially since Phil loves to limit Bynum's minutes.

The 2nd unit like running and gunning... If Shaq is coming back, he better be at the starting line-up... I don't want to see him huffing and puffing after 5-10 minutes of running...

Plus with Bynum at the 2nd unit, he will get the ball like Lamar Odom... with Pau, Kobe and Fisher as starters... there's not enough balls for Bynum...
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Posted November 18, 2008 - 03:45 PM

The 2nd unit like running and gunning... If Shaq is coming back, he better be at the starting line-up... I don't want to see him huffing and puffing after 5-10 minutes of running...

Plus with Bynum at the 2nd unit, he will get the ball like Lamar Odom... with Pau, Kobe and Fisher as starters... there's not enough balls for Bynum...

You're assuming that this team is going to be the exact same in 2 years. He isn't joining this team tomorrow. You don't know what the make up of this team is going to be in 2 years. A LOT can happen in that time. Ariza and Farmar will probably be starters (if they're even still here). Our bench could be COMPLETELY different.

It's quite simple. If Shaq wants to play here for cheap, is willing to put the past behind him, and there isn't a better, attainable alternative for a backup to Bynum, we should pick him up.

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Posted November 18, 2008 - 03:48 PM

That nick stuck with me...so.... :P

All part of the plan.
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Posted November 18, 2008 - 04:06 PM

1) People thought Kobe caused irreparable damage with Buss. People grow, they change, and they forget about crap over time. Shaq said himself he isn't ruling out a return to the Lakers. Buss traded him for his contract. If he comes for cheap, there shouldn't be a problem.
2) Again Shaq said himself he's not ruling out a return.
3) You don't know if we won't need him because you don't know the make up of this team in two years. Trades, free agents, draft picks...Anything can happen in two years.
4) The only reason Shaq will want to play another season would be to win another championship. There's no championship caliber team that will pay him a "high-paid type of contract". He will have to settle for less if he wants to win.


1) Kobe didn't leave the team, he asked for a trade. It's a whole different story leaving a team rather then just asking for a trade.
2) Shaq will be OLD and USELESS by the time he has a chance to return to L.A.
3) SAME AS ABOVE, OLD AND USELESS BY THE TIME HE'S OUT OF PHOENIX.
4) By the time he's done and over with, he won't even be worth the "less" money you speak of.

This is seriously the last time I'm going to address this. Think what you guys want, Shaq isn't coming back to L.A.

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Posted November 18, 2008 - 05:03 PM

1) Kobe didn't leave the team, he asked for a trade. It's a whole different story leaving a team rather then just asking for a trade.
2) Shaq will be OLD and USELESS by the time he has a chance to return to L.A.
3) SAME AS ABOVE, OLD AND USELESS BY THE TIME HE'S OUT OF PHOENIX.
4) By the time he's done and over with, he won't even be worth the "less" money you speak of.

This is seriously the last time I'm going to address this. Think what you guys want, Shaq isn't coming back to L.A.

Where did you get your crystal ball? Mine's broken.

1) Left the team? Shaq didn't leave the team, at least not voluntarily. He was traded, meaning he was forced out. When'd you bandwagon? Last season? Asking for a trade to leave this team is about 100000x worse than just being traded.
2) Everyone thought he was old and useless when traded to Phoenix. Now he's shooting the best percentage of his career (both FG and FT), averages nearly a double-double, and is 2nd in PER among all centers. You can doubt all you want, but he's having a great season, and still produces as much or better than ANY center in the league except for DHoward.
3) Read above.
4) I've doubted Shaq since he left here, but he always seems to produce and be a force in this league. You can talk all the crap you want, but his stats speak louder than anything you have to say.

I know Shaq will most likely not come here. Saying the odds are slim is an overstatement. I'm not here trying to start a campaign to get Shaq. In fact, I don't even want him here. I don't want him to get a chance to redeem himself to LA and the fans. I don't want him to win another championship. I don't want Kobe to have to play with his longtime nemesis. But the success of this team trumps all that. If we have a chance to get him, and he's the best we can get, and he still is producing, I say we go for it.

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Posted November 19, 2008 - 11:34 PM

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Posted November 19, 2008 - 11:38 PM

LOL at Snaq...now he's backtracking

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Posted November 19, 2008 - 11:46 PM

OMG....Shaq come on man....=.=




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Posted November 20, 2008 - 09:48 AM

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Memo to Shaquille O'Neal: Don't even think about it.

Stay away. Go on to rip some other organization. Find new bridges to blowtorch.

There must be a few teams left you haven't verbally decimated. A couple of cities you haven't completely ridiculed.

Over here in L.A., we know your act all too well. Let us try to remember you as the dominant center who led the Lakers to three consecutive NBA titles.

We don't need some fading, semi-sad version of Shaq the player in a couple years, any more than we need the sad man-child who has ironically proved incapable of being the bigger man.

The Big Whatever might no longer be a consistent force on the court, but he remains consistently clueless and self-serving off it.

Shaq was traded from the Lakers to the Miami Heat in 2004. He could barely make it to LAX before firing off his typical blasts of most everyone in L.A. save John Wooden.

Really, he can't help himself. Can't grow up. Can't move on without a scorch-the-Earth policy.

Only now comes word that Shaq is open to returning to the Lakers after his contract expires in 2010.

Thanks, but no thanks. Try New York or Dallas or Anywhere Else, USA.

The Big Whatever has suddenly been struck by his most recent bout of personal revisionism. In this latest view, times with the Lakers and Kobe Bryant weren't so bad. Heck, they were a downright blast.

This comes a few months after he rapped on Kobe so
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Posted November 20, 2008 - 10:03 AM

WOW WOW WOW

Dilbeck you're the man. Couldn't have said it any better

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Posted November 20, 2008 - 11:48 AM

Like what we ultimately will say to him: Thanks for the 3 titles and that dynasty run.




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Posted November 20, 2008 - 05:42 PM

Where did you get your crystal ball? Mine's broken.

1) Left the team? Shaq didn't leave the team, at least not voluntarily. He was traded, meaning he was forced out. When'd you bandwagon? Last season? Asking for a trade to leave this team is about 100000x worse than just being traded.
2) Everyone thought he was old and useless when traded to Phoenix. Now he's shooting the best percentage of his career (both FG and FT), averages nearly a double-double, and is 2nd in PER among all centers. You can doubt all you want, but he's having a great season, and still produces as much or better than ANY center in the league except for DHoward.
3) Read above.
4) I've doubted Shaq since he left here, but he always seems to produce and be a force in this league. You can talk all the crap you want, but his stats speak louder than anything you have to say.

I know Shaq will most likely not come here. Saying the odds are slim is an overstatement. I'm not here trying to start a campaign to get Shaq. In fact, I don't even want him here. I don't want him to get a chance to redeem himself to LA and the fans. I don't want him to win another championship. I don't want Kobe to have to play with his longtime nemesis. But the success of this team trumps all that. If we have a chance to get him, and he's the best we can get, and he still is producing, I say we go for it.


You know why Shaq left? Because he the Lakers wouldn't pay him the ridiculous money he wanted and we were looking to give Kobe an extension. You know why Kobe wanted to leave? Oh wait, we all know why Kobe wanted to leave. Because his team basically sucked. The least Shaq could do back then was to be signed for less money, EVEN $1-$2M less would be significant, but he just left out of selfishness.

It's pitiful to watch Shaq say all this crap about how Phil orchestrated his fights with Kobe and start talking positive about the Lakers when THEY ARE WINNING RIGHT NOW AND ARE IN CONTENTION FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP. It's like he's slowly trying to crawl back to the team that gave him 3 of his 4 rings after he just deserted us and made it seem like he hated the Lakers organization. It just pisses me off when people try make ridiculous statements on how we should get Shaq when they have no idea what he's done to our organization. And I'm not talking about you, I'm talking about anyone in general who wants Shaq back in a Laker uniform.

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Posted November 20, 2008 - 10:49 PM

You know why Shaq left? Because he the Lakers wouldn't pay him the ridiculous money he wanted and we were looking to give Kobe an extension. You know why Kobe wanted to leave? Oh wait, we all know why Kobe wanted to leave. Because his team basically sucked. The least Shaq could do back then was to be signed for less money, EVEN $1-$2M less would be significant, but he just left out of selfishness.

It's pitiful to watch Shaq say all this crap about how Phil orchestrated his fights with Kobe and start talking positive about the Lakers when THEY ARE WINNING RIGHT NOW AND ARE IN CONTENTION FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP. It's like he's slowly trying to crawl back to the team that gave him 3 of his 4 rings after he just deserted us and made it seem like he hated the Lakers organization. It just pisses me off when people try make ridiculous statements on how we should get Shaq when they have no idea what he's done to our organization. And I'm not talking about you, I'm talking about anyone in general who wants Shaq back in a Laker uniform.


Kobe wanted to leave because he wanted to QUIT and BAIL OUT on his team. Throwing Andrew under the buss and wanting them to trade Drew for Jason Kidd.

Kobe was a QUITTER at that point of his career, just as Shaq was a GREEDY PIG for wanting all that money.

The difference between you and I is I can admit the faults of both players. You can't say ONE bad thing about Kobe. He's deified in your mind, and he can do no wrong. That leads to poor analysis of the situation.

It pisses you off that Shaq left...Booo hooo hoo.... Are you a Laker fan? He helped get us to the Finales 4 straight times. Winning>>>>>>>> Personal beef.
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Posted November 20, 2008 - 11:31 PM

As of today, Shaq is still better than Bynum. I was expecting for a bit better performance from Drew today.
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Posted November 21, 2008 - 12:19 AM

Kobe wanted to leave because he wanted to QUIT and BAIL OUT on his team. Throwing Andrew under the buss and wanting them to trade Drew for Jason Kidd.

Kobe was a QUITTER at that point of his career, just as Shaq was a GREEDY PIG for wanting all that money.

The difference between you and I is I can admit the faults of both players. You can't say ONE bad thing about Kobe. He's deified in your mind, and he can do no wrong. That leads to poor analysis of the situation.

It pisses you off that Shaq left...Booo hooo hoo.... Are you a Laker fan? He helped get us to the Finales 4 straight times. Winning>>>>>>>> Personal beef.

Gotta love how Kobe fans try to make a hero out of Kobe for quitting on this team. And they truly believe it too. Wow. Trying to reason that "being traded despite wanting to play here" is worse than "wanting to be traded and quitting on the team." Kobe fans say the darndest things. :lol:

I get it kuya jl. You don't want Shaq here because of some personal grudge. Your personal grudge is more important than adding talent to this team. Your personal grudge is more important than the success of this franchise. Maybe you should be posting on a message board about you, and not on a lakers board.

Yea I have no idea what Shaq has done to our organization. Damn, that Shaq was a bastard for leading our team to those 3 championships (no, this team didn't give Shaq those 3 championships, he lead this team to those championships). I hate him so much for those 3 championships!

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Posted November 21, 2008 - 12:38 AM



Nuff said?

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Posted November 21, 2008 - 01:34 AM

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Posted November 21, 2008 - 10:52 AM

Honestly though, it's all good...

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