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How do you guys and gals handle a loss?

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#41 phifedogg76


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Posted November 17, 2008 - 07:53 PM

a lot of cursing "!@*#)(*(@#*&*&!@#((@*)!*()*#_()($*@(*!)*#@" and no sports channels for a day or 2
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#42 Machinehead



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Posted November 18, 2008 - 08:20 AM

You just have to figure out how you can overcome the obstacle you're facing. I know that Kobe is a guy who does not give up, and does not accept defeat.

Here's how I view this:

After the Shaq-Kobe explosion of '04 which resulted in 3 seasons of horrible basketball and ridiculous garbage, I knew the whole time and had faith that Kobe would impose his will to the point that eventually something would get done to improve the situation. When Phil came back I knew that between he and Kobe, those two would eventually get their way, because they analyze every situation that could happen, and they figure out ways to defeat the obstacles.

When we lost the Finals this year, the first thing Kobe said was what the Lakers needed to improve on, but he could've easily said, "F it all this sucks we're screwed, the leprachauns are just too damn good." After each loss, I know that this current Laker squad is going to get right back up and fight for the W the next game. This season is a statement season, and they're going to get the best record in the entire league.

There is just no "off" switch to this team, they either do or they go down swinging.

We saw a bit of that against the Pistons. Even when it looked over, we kept fighting. I agree with you 100%.
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#43 gcclaker


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Posted November 18, 2008 - 11:23 AM

After a loss, I don't read the write-up about it be it the papers or on the net. If I record the game on DVR...I will not watch it. I move on pretty quick. I've been doing it for over two decades...
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#44 pound4pound


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Posted November 18, 2008 - 11:57 AM

i drink an extra pitcher and i snap an extra bowl...then i pick on my gf

and then......

i avoid looking at anything NBA related...i didnt even set my fantasy lineup for saturday because i didnt wanna be reminded of it
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#45 Maddocks


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Posted November 18, 2008 - 03:34 PM

when the lakers lose, i go to my rum stash. I drink it away.

I see faith in your eyes
never you hear the discouraging lies
broken is the promise, betrayal
the healing hand held back by deepened nail
follow the god that failed

#46 GinzyVee



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Posted November 18, 2008 - 03:41 PM

This kind of thing is something that affects our brains.....when you look at your team and they are for say, 32-31 and they lose and now they are 32-32 and out of the playoff picture then your brain reacts because you are mad that they lost and are currently out of the picture. Now, when you look at your team and they are 22-0, you think to yourself that a loss won't matter because were 22 games above, but when you do lose your brain triggers these reaction that makes you mad just because your team is 22-1 instead of undefeated, no matter what your going to have these kind of moments, you just have to take them as they are.

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Posted November 18, 2008 - 03:45 PM

Oh, yeah, I stay away from Laker forums as far as possible (until they win again)... way too much "the sky is falling" around here...
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#48 lyk13



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Posted November 18, 2008 - 06:30 PM

Glad to see some or majority of you all sharing what I did before...thought I was alone though...:D

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