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#1 kobynum

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Posted November 27, 2008 - 09:52 PM

We have seen in recent history with the Dallas Mavs, and the Detroit Pistons, that teams that get off to incredible starts struggle around playoff time and ultimately falling before they reac there goal of a title? This even happened to the Patriots in the NFL last year.
So Lakers Nation what do you think?
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#2 kobynum

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Posted November 27, 2008 - 09:53 PM

Me personally, i believe that the Lakers have yet to play to their full potential, and this team is still trying to learn how to fit all the puieces together. meaning that we should get better with time
Again - this team, as currently constructed won't make it out of the second round of the playoffs, let alone the West or win the Finals.---fido on 2011 Lakers

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Posted November 27, 2008 - 09:55 PM

if the team is good, the team is good...

the 72/10 bulls didn't seem to have a problem...the other laker teams with fast starts during the 3 peat run didn't have a problem...neither did boston last year

so long as we don't have dirk nowitski...we'll be fine

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Posted November 27, 2008 - 09:55 PM

We just got to keep up what we doing and not let all the talk of us being favorites get to us.

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Posted November 27, 2008 - 10:57 PM

Well, I actually don't think that we're even playing our best yet.. although it's really close! I still see a few things that they can improve on.. Sooo.. right now, I think we'll be alright. We're a fairly young team, we should be ok.

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Posted November 27, 2008 - 11:39 PM

Well, I actually don't think that we're even playing our best yet.. although it's really close! I still see a few things that they can improve on.. Sooo.. right now, I think we'll be alright. We're a fairly young team, we should be ok.


i completely agree...i hope bynum gets healthy fast, and we get to see them in midseason form...i have a feeling the best is yet to come

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 12:21 AM

Nah, Lakers arn't even playing the defense they CAN play, once they do that they will be playing to full potential in my opinion.

Plus, Football is only 1 game make or break, not a 7 game series where you can lose one and still have a chance

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 02:24 AM

Nah, I think the Lakers are fine. There still is room for improvement.

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 03:31 AM

Not even close. We are so far from peaking, it's not even funny.

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 04:25 AM

if there are no injury in the team !! there's no doubt that the team will get the championships!! lol

Edited by kobe, November 28, 2008 - 04:26 AM.


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Posted November 28, 2008 - 04:36 AM

if there are no injury in the team !! there's no doubt that the team will get the championships!! lol

So now you are saying that the Championship is questionable? Nah, Lakers got this one.

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 04:48 AM

So now you are saying that the Championship is questionable? Nah, Lakers got this one.

Nah he's saying we got the title guaranteed unless there's injuries lol

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 07:19 AM

If this is our peak, then we will be in trouble come June.

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 08:56 AM

Lakers have not even hit their peak yet. Thats the scary part.

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 10:28 AM

I'm sure it's around maybe 75% during the first couple of games and then fluctuated to 45% and 55% the next few games...right now, we are probably hovering around 60-65%....

Anyone understands what I'm saying?




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Posted November 28, 2008 - 11:08 AM

Not even close to the peak.

Bynum's still warming up, and started the season shooting cold. Kobe is trying to shake off the Olympic hangover, and has not performed to his par. Odom usually heats up mid way through the season. Farmar and Fisher have been relatively cold from the field.

The only guy who seems to have peaked is Ariza. Hopefully he will be able to stay as good as he's been. Otherwise we can only go up from here.
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Posted November 28, 2008 - 04:54 PM

wow, evryone brought their A-game to this one, I feel like were closer to 80% overall.
I kinda hope that the back-ups can get a few more minutes(mihm,walton,mbenga) so that if they are needed in a game or series they wont be totally out of rhythm or down on confidence but
This team is sooooooooo much better than the two(kobe and bynum;kobe and gasol) we had last year and dont get me started on the three years previous.
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Posted November 29, 2008 - 06:13 PM

No.

I personally don't think we have even peaked yet.

Our defense was consistent to start but has been inconsistent the last several games. We need to clean that up.

Bynum and Pau are finally getting into a groove where both are scoring in double-digits every night. Earlier, either one was in double-figures or the other wasn't. Their chemistry is getting better, but still a ways to go.

Our half-court execution needs to improve. Especially feeding the post.

Kobe's shooting hasn't been great the last several games either.

There are plenty of other things that we're not doing.

The big reason why we're 13-1 is our bench, which I believe is the best in the league. With Ariza, Odom, and Farmar as your main 3 guys off the bench, you can make mistakes and not pay for them. Not even Dallas was as deep as we are.

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Posted December 01, 2008 - 05:49 PM

the toronto game was closer to our PEAK , yet I think us hitting it around now is good, it gives us time to learn as the season progresses and make improvements. This feels like the start of a championship run
Again - this team, as currently constructed won't make it out of the second round of the playoffs, let alone the West or win the Finals.---fido on 2011 Lakers

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Posted December 01, 2008 - 07:48 PM

So Lakers Nation what do you think?


No, the Lakers are far from peaking. The first unit still doesn't mesh as well as it should. They haven't yet proved they can guard fast good shooting guards, they haven't proved they can score efficiently against Detroit, Cleveland or Boston's zones. There's still plenty of work to do and they should continue to improve.




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