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Can the Lakers pull off 70 wins?

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#21 LALDynasty


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Posted November 27, 2008 - 12:27 PM

probably.....lets see.. 1 game at a time folks
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Posted November 27, 2008 - 12:52 PM

Yea like one of those writers said there were only 6 50 win teams during that year the Bulls had the record and there were two next expansion teams in Vancouver and Toronto....plus teams like Orlando, Washington were just coming around

But the Lakers have to contend with 11 teams that got 50 wins last year and no new expansion teams



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#23 kobynum


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Posted November 27, 2008 - 05:16 PM

yea, but a lot of teams in the west are slipping, and minnesota and OKC are like expansion teams. Sac and Memphis arent much better.
and clippers arent much better

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 04:29 AM

our goal is 73-9!!! :D :D

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 04:35 AM

our goal is 73-9!!! :D :D

Kobe I am utterly disappointed in your goal. Your goal is to strive for perfection, and perfection from here on out is 69-0.

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Posted November 29, 2008 - 08:55 AM

I think they can if they stay healthy. PJax teams are known for "turning it on" after the all-star break and getting ready for a playoff run. And if the Lakers aren't on right now.....the league is in for utter domination come post-all star break.
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Posted November 30, 2008 - 01:37 PM

Hate to quote a Celtic, but is really the slogan for Team Adidas and Jordan Farmar is part of that Squad now so

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted November 30, 2008 - 09:34 PM

Psh, we're going for 80 wins. :rolleyes:

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Posted November 30, 2008 - 09:42 PM

lets take it one game at a time and enjoy each one individually

if you look too much into the future you might miss the present

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Posted November 30, 2008 - 10:16 PM

Psh, we're going for 80 wins. :rolleyes:

You pushed it a tad far....only giving us a 1 game allowance?



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Posted December 02, 2008 - 09:04 AM

BOS is only one loss behind us and 3 wins AHEAD of us. They have a better chance at getting 70 wins, based on their defense.

I think the Lakers "can" win 70 but if they do, it will be on the defensive end of the court. I haven't seen that type of defense consistently yet.

And 1 more loss and we are no longer on track to beat the Bulls 72-10 mark...just FYI.


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Posted December 02, 2008 - 01:51 PM

And 1 more loss and we are no longer on track to beat the Bulls 72-10 mark...just FYI.

Haha, don't do that to everyone. The Bulls were 10-2 (just based on memory, lol) before going on that huge win streak where they won 12 or 13 games.

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Posted December 02, 2008 - 03:55 PM

If I don't do it, someone will come in and cause a HUGE panic. Best to put it out there for people so they aren't "shocked" later...you know, "the SKY is FALLING!!!" "We're no longer the team with the BEST record!!!"...

One of the most important techniques in "breaking bad news" is to set the stage LONG before you have to perform...puts the responsibility on the patient to confront the reality BEFORE it becomes reality.


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Posted December 04, 2008 - 09:00 AM

Phil Jackson doesn't think so, motivation maybe?

The Lakers are 15-2, but Phil Jackson doesn't see his team as being capable of winning 70 games.

"I don't think there's any chance that we're going to get anywhere close to 70 wins," he said. "I'm not going to say that we can't win 60, but I don't think that there's a chance [at 70] -- and that's if everything goes well health-wise. Traveling in the West is just too difficult. Changing time zones, it just makes it very difficult to be consistent night in and night out on the road."

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