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#1 leor_77

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 02:39 PM

I'm just curious about this...I am a diehard Laker fan, but must admit that their pre-game intro sucks. This was especially evident in the playoffs/finals of last year. For such a championship caliber team to have a bad intro is pretty bad. Our intro is mild, dated, and boring compared to some of the intro's from the other teams. The Boston Celtics have a great intro, and I rewatched the Celtics-Pistons games last year and noticed that the Pistons also have a pretty banging intro.

Celtics - http://www.youtube.c...h?v=iuvtPuzj5QI
Pistons - http://www.youtube.c...h?v=wr7QHRInStI
Lakers - http://www.youtube.c...h?v=DxJ8ngvXR2c

And i'm sure many more teams have much better intros than the Lakers...Somebody?! Can Los Angeles get a better intro already?? I don't even know what song that is when they're introducing the players, but i'm tired of it. Also, the announcer needs to go.

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 02:44 PM

my understanding that the team is more concerned with the basketball end of things. as diluted at staples center is, one of the only genuine things they have left is the game; hence lights out; hence the "weak" "intro."

personally, i don't really want fireworks and people jumping through flaming hoops during introductions. i want it to be about the guys on the floor--as authentic as possible.

Edited by SaintNicholasVanExel, November 28, 2008 - 02:59 PM.


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Posted November 28, 2008 - 02:51 PM

That's bull...You and "they" want it to be just about basketball, but they lost anyway. There's no reason why you can't have a great intro that excites the fans, and a great basketball team at the same time.

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 02:57 PM

That's bull...You and "they" want it to be just about basketball, but they lost anyway. There's no reason why you can't have a great intro that excites the fans, and a great basketball team at the same time.

I disagree.
If there was no reason, then they would have all of this outrageous, over the top garbage that everyone else has. I think the intro is classy and to-the-point. Honestly, LT's classic intro does more for me then lights and sirens would EVER do. Puts me right back in the forum.

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 02:57 PM

I enjoy the subtle intros, but I am curious to everyone's opinion on this matter.

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 03:18 PM

I guess this is what fans complain about when the team has lost 1 game in 2 months.

But at the same time......

"There's no reason why you can't have a great intro that excites the fans, and a great basketball team at the same time. "

I agree.
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Posted November 28, 2008 - 04:32 PM

I like the Lakers intros.
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Posted November 28, 2008 - 04:34 PM

I liked the celtics intro wen KG screams... if your in the arena it gives you the chills and it kinda scares the oppents but yeahh the scream of KG is bad as

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Posted November 28, 2008 - 04:41 PM



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Posted November 28, 2008 - 04:58 PM

I disagree.
If there was no reason, then they would have all of this outrageous, over the top garbage that everyone else has. I think the intro is classy and to-the-point. Honestly, LT's classic intro does more for me then lights and sirens would EVER do. Puts me right back in the forum.



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Posted November 29, 2008 - 01:23 AM

KG's screams is even worse than Shaq's Phoenix intro...=.=




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Posted November 29, 2008 - 01:41 AM

I liked the celtics intro wen KG screams... if your in the arena it gives you the chills and it kinda scares the oppents but yeahh the scream of KG is bad as

Scares? I don't think it even intimidates them. It probably makes them laugh out loud.

I actually like the lakers intro better than the Celtics one, no need for flashy crap and fireworks/pyrotechnics.
You pay to go to a basketball game, not to see a good video intro or you watch the game on TV to watch a basketball game, not to see a good video intro, maybe I am wrong. I personally don't like the video intros anyway, waste of time.

Edited by Base, November 29, 2008 - 01:44 AM.


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Posted November 29, 2008 - 01:55 AM

all comes down to personal preference...some people like a show, some don't

i personally don't care, but if you think about it, the lakers, being one of the NBAs big teams probably should have a better intro...some would argue it makes them seem cheap and uncreative by having it so plain...but i guess the other side to that argument is that simple is classy...

another counter though...this is supposed to be hollywood, at the very least, the guy calling off the starters could stand to put a little more into the names

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Posted November 29, 2008 - 02:07 AM

I just watched the replay of the 4th quarter of the Lakers-Mavs game and a better question is, why are they playing a Sonny and Cher song during a timeout? "I got you babe" <---bad choice of song.

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Posted November 29, 2008 - 02:10 AM

Intro is awesome - LT is the BEST. :clap:

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Posted November 29, 2008 - 02:15 AM

Damn, the Detroit Pistons had a tight intro. :o The Lakers do kind have a bland intro though compared to the others. Not saying that's a bad thing or anything.

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Posted November 29, 2008 - 02:48 AM

I just watched the replay of the 4th quarter of the Lakers-Mavs game and a better question is, why are they playing a Sonny and Cher song during a timeout? "I got you babe" <---bad choice of song.


Kiss Cam was on.

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Posted November 29, 2008 - 06:43 AM

Kiss Cam was on.


Kiss cam is quite innovative....when do they do it usually?




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Posted November 29, 2008 - 10:34 AM

my understanding that the team is more concerned with the basketball end of things. as diluted at staples center is, one of the only genuine things they have left is the game; hence lights out; hence the "weak" "intro."

personally, i don't really want fireworks and people jumping through flaming hoops during introductions. i want it to be about the guys on the floor--as authentic as possible.


Agree, and I like the transformers theme the Lakers Use.

"The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.
The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences,
and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon,
for each day to have a new and different sun."

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Posted November 29, 2008 - 10:58 AM

I disagree.
If there was no reason, then they would have all of this outrageous, over the top garbage that everyone else has. I think the intro is classy and to-the-point. Honestly, LT's classic intro does more for me then lights and sirens would EVER do. Puts me right back in the forum.


Garbage?

This is entertainment first and foremost. Most people are not hardcore basketball fans. Introductions are done in all sports to help pump up the fans.

The Lakers intro isn't that bad.

Edited by lakerfool, November 29, 2008 - 11:01 AM.

Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.




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