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#41 LD2k

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Posted February 08, 2009 - 05:38 PM

With the Lakers having like a 63-14 record since Memphis traded Pau Gasol to us, it is clear to see why the GM's were in such an uproar.

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Posted February 08, 2009 - 05:53 PM

With the Lakers having like a 63-14 record since Memphis traded Pau Gasol to us, it is clear to see why the GM's were in such an uproar.

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Way to go....Pau ftw.... :nervous:




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Posted February 08, 2009 - 05:54 PM

I saw this coming. When we got Gasol, we were getting a franchise player. Of course, fans stereotyped him as another 'Euro'. What they didn't evaluate was the fact that he has a post game, and the fact that the guy's b-ball IQ is off the roof. On offense, he is comparable to Tim Duncan...easily. Just defensively he is not nearly is good.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted February 08, 2009 - 06:16 PM

the only flaw offensively, is his same problem defensively: STRENGTH...if he added a little more bulk, which he has, but a little more he would be a true FRANCHISE player
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Posted February 08, 2009 - 06:19 PM

With the Lakers having like a 63-14 record since Memphis traded Pau Gasol to us, it is clear to see why the GM's were in such an uproar.

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That is just flat out awesome :lol:

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Posted February 08, 2009 - 06:27 PM

the only flaw offensively, is his same problem defensively: STRENGTH...if he added a little more bulk, which he has, but a little more he would be a true FRANCHISE player

He IS a franchise player. Like Kobe, he took his team to the first round without a second super star.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted February 08, 2009 - 06:33 PM

He IS a franchise player. Like Kobe, he took his team to the first round without a second super star.

his teamates were overall better those three years, but he isnt a guy who could be THE guy.....or shall i say this he isnt in that TOP echelon of players: Kobe,Bron,Wade, cp3, Duncan, KG, Howard, (Yao, dirk...maybe)
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Posted February 08, 2009 - 07:24 PM

his teamates were overall better those three years, but he isnt a guy who could be THE guy.....or shall i say this he isnt in that TOP echelon of players: Kobe,Bron,Wade, cp3, Duncan, KG, Howard, (Yao, dirk...maybe)

Keep telling yourself that.

Gasol is a top 10 player in the world whether you like it or not. Us Laker fans appreciate what Gasol brings. I'll take Gasol over Yao and Dirk anyday.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted February 08, 2009 - 07:40 PM

It still amazes me. I'm so glad we have Pau Gasol. :dance1:

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Posted February 08, 2009 - 07:43 PM

Keep telling yourself that.

Gasol is a top 10 player in the world whether you like it or not. Us Laker fans appreciate what Gasol brings. I'll take Gasol over Yao and Dirk anyday.

Koby-Gas, I have to agree with L-fool on this one. But I'd trade L-fool in for an elite poster who knows what he's talking about most of the time (like you) any day.

Edited by Ken #1 Beloved, February 08, 2009 - 07:43 PM.


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Posted February 08, 2009 - 07:47 PM

Koby-Gas, I have to agree with L-fool on this one. But I'd trade L-fool in for an elite poster who knows what he's talking about most of the time (like you) any day.

You mean for somebody who thinks that Mo Williams> Ray ALlen>Pierce? :dance1: :dance1: :dance1:
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted February 08, 2009 - 07:52 PM

You mean for somebody who thinks that Mo Williams> Ray ALlen>Pierce? :dance1: :dance1: :dance1:

I could care less about people's opinions about which player is better than which player. I respect those who see the big picture. Any fool who says that the Lakers' defense is "awful" is, well, a fool.

Edited by Ken #1 Beloved, February 08, 2009 - 07:52 PM.


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Posted February 08, 2009 - 07:54 PM

I could care less about people's opinions about which player is better than which player. I respect those who see the big picture. Any fool who says that the Lakers' defense is "awful" is, well, a fool.


HAHAHAH, oh man, you're hilarious. You called me a fool, and my name is lakerfool. You should get your PhD in comedy.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted February 08, 2009 - 08:32 PM

Koby-Gas, I have to agree with L-fool on this one. But I'd trade L-fool in for an elite poster who knows what he's talking about most of the time (like you) any day.


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Posted February 08, 2009 - 08:43 PM

Alright guys, easy with the sarcasm.

The fact remains that Pau is (and this may sound crazy, but I truly believe it) under-appreciated.

He has been the best PF in the West this year and is arguably the best in the league right now. The whole strength thing that plagued him last year is fading recently. I don't think he'll ever be a bruiser, which would take away from his game anyway, but he's taken big steps in filling the gaps in the middle on both ends off the ball.

The straight truth is - Pau is one hell of a player.

And with him, the Lakers are one hell of a team.

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Posted February 08, 2009 - 08:45 PM

Alright guys, easy with the sarcasm.

The fact remains that Pau is (and this may sound crazy, but I truly believe it) under-appreciated.

He has been the best PF in the West this year and is arguably the best in the league right now. The whole strength thing that plagued him last year is fading recently. I don't think he'll ever be a bruiser, which would take away from his game anyway, but he's taken big steps in filling the gaps in the middle on both ends off the ball.

The straight truth is - Pau is one hell of a player.

And with him, the Lakers are one hell of a team.


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Posted February 08, 2009 - 09:00 PM

Alright guys, easy with the sarcasm.

The fact remains that Pau is (and this may sound crazy, but I truly believe it) under-appreciated.

He has been the best PF in the West this year and is arguably the best in the league right now. The whole strength thing that plagued him last year is fading recently. I don't think he'll ever be a bruiser, which would take away from his game anyway, but he's taken big steps in filling the gaps in the middle on both ends off the ball.

The straight truth is - Pau is one hell of a player.

And with him, the Lakers are one hell of a team.


Thank you. Somebody gets it.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted February 08, 2009 - 09:41 PM

Regardless of whether he is a franchise player or not (although I think he is not one) it's irrelevant... I don't care...

Getting him while getting rid of a turd named Kwame Brown at the same time? That is like killing 3 birds in 1 stone (Kwamba is so bad he is worth 2 birds)...

His impact cannot be measured by just stats alone...
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