Jump to content




Photo

Are the Lakers messing with everybody?


  • Please log in to reply
33 replies to this topic

#1 GinzyVee

GinzyVee

    Clutch

  • 1,969 posts
  • Joined: Sep 17, 2008
  • Location:Somewhere, PA
  • Fan Since:1991
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted December 21, 2008 - 10:43 AM

I have a feeling that the Lakers close losses are a trick to make Boston go easy on them and they will suddenly go all out and defend really good. This sounds straight out crazy but I just have that feeling that it might happen. If you look at their losses they are all close and against sub-par and bad teams and some of their wins are against good teams like Phoenix and New Orleans. Anybody else feel this way or do you think this is way crazy?

#2 Aceis²FresH

Aceis²FresH

    ║│ █│║ ▌║│█║▌║▌║

  • 2,701 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Location:└A
  • Fav. Laker:#32.

Posted December 21, 2008 - 10:47 AM

To go easy on them?

Come on.

This team has so much talent and was and can be a 65+ win team.

This last stretch has been the prime meat of the schedule.
Why would L.A. want Boston to go 'EASY' on them?
That game is supposed to be a measuring stick and see where the benchmark is ATM.

Sorry but the rationale here is asinine famo.


#3 GCMD

GCMD

    All-Star

  • 6,810 posts
  • Joined: Jul 25, 2008
  • Fav. Laker:Magic Johnson

Posted December 21, 2008 - 11:12 AM

You can't be serious.

#4 Kam

Kam

    Basketball Immortality

  • 2,455 posts
  • Joined: Jun 29, 2008
  • Location:Los Angeles
  • Name:Kam Pashai
  • Fan Since:1997
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted December 21, 2008 - 11:14 AM

No. :blink:

#5 kobynum

kobynum

    Panic eliminator

  • 10,358 posts
  • Joined: Oct 19, 2008
  • Name:LA Pharaoh
  • Fan Since:In Los Angeles, LA fandom is a birthrite
  • Fav. Laker:Mamba and Magic

Posted December 21, 2008 - 11:15 AM

the only thing i will say is the lakers arent the favs. anymore and that makes me very happy. hunger should follow
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

#6 Saber

Saber

    O.G.

  • 13,328 posts
  • Joined: Nov 10, 2008
  • Location:Varna, Bulgaria
  • Name:Ivan
  • Fan Since:year 2000
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted December 21, 2008 - 11:42 AM

I love conspiracy theories.

#7 Klewfish

Klewfish

    Reppin' LA on the East Coast

  • 1,456 posts
  • Joined: Jul 31, 2008
  • Location:Upstates' Finest.
  • Name:Chris
  • Fan Since:Game 4 of 2000 NBA Finals

Posted December 21, 2008 - 03:35 PM

Absolutely not. The Celtics aren't going to take it easy on anybody no matter how bad they are playing. We could lose the next two games before Christmas and they'd play with the same intensity as if the Lakers were coming in with a 19 game win streak. Lakers just need to take care of business every night and not worry about setting up teams to take it easy on them, not that thats what they are doing.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

#8 JavierLakerFan16

JavierLakerFan16

    Lakers Live

  • PipPip
  • 2,167 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008

Posted December 21, 2008 - 03:40 PM

Dont embarrass yourself

#9 daco_inc

daco_inc

    Starter

  • 4,431 posts
  • Joined: Jul 31, 2008
  • Location:Seattle
  • Fan Since:birth
  • Fav. Laker:growing up: magic, now: kobe

Posted December 21, 2008 - 03:41 PM

Sorry but this is just dumb.

#10 SaintNicholasVanExel

SaintNicholasVanExel

    "Dont put that kind of pressure on him."

  • 3,271 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Location:The 909
  • Name:Tim
  • Fan Since:Birth
  • Fav. Laker:Terry Teagle

Posted December 21, 2008 - 03:44 PM

[/thread]
now, please.

#11 ファイナルファンタジ

ファイナルファンタジ

    Pump Up The Fruit

  • 12,134 posts
  • Joined: Jul 25, 2008
  • Location:San Daygo
  • Name:Jerry
  • Fan Since:Forever
  • Fav. Laker:コービーブライアント

Posted December 21, 2008 - 03:50 PM

Nah, it's no trick. If anything they should be trying to win every game so it would seem like Boston should be thinking of this stuff and not us. But that is some crazy thinking.

Posted Image
Team Farmar
United we stand. Divided we fall.


#12 kobynum

kobynum

    Panic eliminator

  • 10,358 posts
  • Joined: Oct 19, 2008
  • Name:LA Pharaoh
  • Fan Since:In Los Angeles, LA fandom is a birthrite
  • Fav. Laker:Mamba and Magic

Posted December 21, 2008 - 03:54 PM

i dont agree with this thread but i've noticed that people think the celtics not human or osmething, they play down to their comp. at times, its obvious when you look at how they had to beat indiana by a game-winner after losing to them, the had another buzzer-beater against atlanta, who's a good team, but not as good as Orlando IMO, plus if you go to their schedule page, you will see that they havent played a hard strecth of games on the road
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

#13 azk81

azk81

    Rookie

  • 831 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Location:Los Angeles, Ca
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted December 21, 2008 - 04:10 PM

Sorry but this is just dumb.

:beers:
“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”

-Michael Jackson 1958-2009

Gone, Never Forgotten.

#14 West Coast

West Coast

    LN Senior Editor

  • 21,423 posts
  • Joined: Jul 31, 2008
  • Location:California
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted December 21, 2008 - 04:11 PM

I dont think they are purposely playing tricks, but I do think they are trying different things, different systems, etc. I think Phil wants to get things near perfect by the time playoffs come around.

#15 LA Forever

LA Forever

    All-Star

  • 6,790 posts
  • Joined: Dec 13, 2008
  • Location:Western Conference

Posted December 21, 2008 - 04:13 PM

I also think Phil is trying out different things/line-ups. The dude's won 9 rings, so I wouldn't doubt him. Besides, he always tinkers with stuff and they always seem to work. Time people, time.

#16 Ken #1 Beloved

Ken #1 Beloved

    Rookie

  • Pip
  • 585 posts
  • Joined: Dec 11, 2008
  • Location:The OC
  • Fan Since:1980
  • Fav. Laker:Magic

Posted December 21, 2008 - 09:20 PM

Philip's older now and I think he's more set in his ways than he should be to adjust to today's game. I hate to say it, the Lakers might need a more in your face coach like Doc Rivers. Avery Johnson would be a great fit. So would Byron Scott. (Think John Gruden when he put an excellent Tampa Bay Bucs team over the top or Larry Brown when the Pistons beat us in '04) Don't get me wrong, I am as big a Phil Jackson fan as you will find (see my avatar), but I'm also a realist. It's just possible that his best days are behind him. He might not have the solutions this time.

Edited by Ken #1 Beloved, December 21, 2008 - 09:21 PM.


#17 Derelict

Derelict

    Rookie

  • Pip
  • 42 posts
  • Joined: Dec 14, 2008
  • Location:Playa del Rey, CA
  • Fan Since:1978
  • Fav. Laker:Mr. West

Posted December 21, 2008 - 09:21 PM

I have a feeling that the Lakers close losses are a trick to make Boston go easy on them and they will suddenly go all out and defend really good. This sounds straight out crazy but I just have that feeling that it might happen. If you look at their losses they are all close and against sub-par and bad teams and some of their wins are against good teams like Phoenix and New Orleans. Anybody else feel this way or do you think this is way crazy?


You are on crack!
If you're unhappy with Derelict, please show your displeasure by driving with your lights off at night.

#18 clarisseypoo

clarisseypoo

    <3

  • 1,876 posts
  • Joined: Aug 02, 2008
  • Location:So Cal
  • Fan Since:`91
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted December 21, 2008 - 09:22 PM

LOL Oh really?

#19 Derelict

Derelict

    Rookie

  • Pip
  • 42 posts
  • Joined: Dec 14, 2008
  • Location:Playa del Rey, CA
  • Fan Since:1978
  • Fav. Laker:Mr. West

Posted December 21, 2008 - 09:22 PM

Philip's older now and I think he's more set in his ways than he should be to adjust to today's game. I hate to say it, the Lakers might need a more in your face coach like Doc Rivers. Avery Johnson would be a great fit. So would Byron Scott. (Think John Gruden when he put an excellent Tampa Bay Bucs team over the top or Larry Brown when the Pistons beat us in '04) Don't get me wrong, I am as big a Phil Jackson fan as you will find (see my avatar), but I'm also a realist. It's just possible that his best days are behind him. He might not have the solutions this time.


Yes Ken, Coach Jackson turned from a coaching genius to a idiot overnight. Yes lets blame Coach Jackson.
If you're unhappy with Derelict, please show your displeasure by driving with your lights off at night.

#20 A_V_R

A_V_R

    A firm disbeliever in your punch clock promise

  • 394 posts
  • Joined: Sep 01, 2008
  • Location:UCLA
  • Fav. Laker:Andrew Bynum

Posted December 21, 2008 - 10:12 PM

You my friend are a true laker fan.

I commend you.

Edited by A_V_R, December 21, 2008 - 10:13 PM.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users