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#1 lakerfool

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 08:09 PM

17 ppg, 9 reb, 1.4 blk, 60% FG 29 mpg for the season

Last 5 games, 24 pts, 9 reb, 2 blk, 56% FG, 32 mpg

At the age of 37 might I add. The Lakers need to kidnap Phoenix' training staff ASAP. They've revived Hill and now Shaq.
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Posted December 30, 2008 - 08:38 PM

He is the focal point of offense, unlike when he was in Miami...
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Posted December 30, 2008 - 09:09 PM

Good for him & you.
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Posted December 30, 2008 - 09:13 PM

what do you mean by shaq is done? i came in here thinking he had career ending injury :nah:

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 10:09 PM

In their last five, they've beat Memphis, Oklahoma, and Denver.
They lost to the Spurs & the Trailblazers.

Not very impressive, IMHO.

But in regards to their training staff, yes it seems as if their trainers have some techniques that our Gary Vitti could use. <_<

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 10:10 PM

cant wait for suns vs celtics

shaw can knock some sense to KG

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 11:26 PM

In their last five, they've beat Memphis, Oklahoma, and Denver.
They lost to the Spurs & the Trailblazers.

Not very impressive, IMHO.

But in regards to their training staff, yes it seems as if their trainers have some techniques that our Gary Vitti could use. <_<

He's averaging 17/9 for the whole season genius. For a 37 year old who everybody said was done, that is very impressive.
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Posted December 31, 2008 - 01:36 PM

He's averaging 17/9 for the whole season genius. For a 37 year old who everybody said was done, that is very impressive.


Don't group me with everyone. I never said he was "done." I'm just happy he's not on my team.

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Posted January 11, 2009 - 10:55 AM

Shaq has been continuing his hot streak. Last 10 games, he's averaging 23 pts, 10 reb, 2 blk, 60% FG. This has been going on because Porter has emphasized his team to get the ball to Shaq. Also, Shaq has lost a lot of weight. Remember, this is a 37 year old man doing this.

Phoenix training staff is amazing. They have completely revived Shaq's career.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted January 12, 2009 - 12:49 AM

He's doing better for the exact reason stated above.

If he's the focal point of the offense, he'll generally produce.

But unless the team is built for or winning with his production, all the individual stats in the world are pointless.

If he can learn to integrate within a team, reducing his numbers for the betterment of the team, I'll be impressed.

I just don't think his ego is capable of doing that - ever.

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Posted January 12, 2009 - 07:05 AM

I was watching him last night, he really impressed me. He looked like the "big fella" of old... He was in GREAT shape, and did some things I hadn't even seen him do at his peak with the Lakers. He dunked on Skinner LEFT HANDED, I've never seen Shaq do that! He was posting up.. He did a little spin and a monster left handed dunk.
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Posted January 12, 2009 - 08:14 AM

Shaq, even with his poor physical condition, is still one of the best C in the league. In addition, I´d say he is the second most dominant center right now behind Dwight Howard.

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Posted January 12, 2009 - 12:19 PM

He's not in poor condition though. He's in great shape. He's lost a crap load of weight. Those Phoenix trainers are miracle workers.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted January 12, 2009 - 01:14 PM

I was watching him last night, he really impressed me. He looked like the "big fella" of old... He was in GREAT shape, and did some things I hadn't even seen him do at his peak with the Lakers. He dunked on Skinner LEFT HANDED, I've never seen Shaq do that! He was posting up.. He did a little spin and a monster left handed dunk.

Whaaaat you never seen that? He would dunk left handed then just stare at his hand as if "IT'S ALIIIIVE!!!!"

And btw, last 2 games, 12-12 FTs. Wtf?

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Posted January 12, 2009 - 03:09 PM

OMG YEAH! I forgot to add his free throw shooting!! WHAT THE HELL. It's still the same ugly nightmare form that made Laker fans cringe during the championship years. How's it going in so often now?!

D'Antoni, and Phoenix staff, are miracle workers. (Yes I know they're part of different organizations. I know D'Antoni is coach of the Knicks now, I meant them both seperately)

D'Antoni made Zach Randolph into a 3 point shooter. He's shooting like 46% or something like that this year. His first few 3's with the Clips, I thought he was just getting lucky. Then I remembered- D'Antoni!! Thanks for making Randolph a better 3 point shooter before sending him here bud ;)

Edited by TheCalmInsanity, January 12, 2009 - 03:10 PM.

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Posted January 13, 2009 - 01:52 AM

As soon as Shaq forfeits touches for the good of the team concept, I'll be impressed.

Until then, Phoenix hovers around the ultra-unimpressive .500 mark.

Its only individual stats - nothing more.

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Posted January 13, 2009 - 08:56 AM

As soon as Shaq forfeits touches for the good of the team concept, I'll be impressed.

Until then, Phoenix hovers around the ultra-unimpressive .500 mark.

Its only individual stats - nothing more.


Who should he forfeit the ball to? Amare? You could say Kobe's stats when we only went to the 1st round were individual as well. When it comes down to it, the Suns don't have the talent to be on the Lakers level. .620 is impressive for them, considering their MVP, Nash, is completely out of his prime.

I'm sorry, but when you have a guy shooting 60% from the field, you feed him the ball. They've been playing well when Porter decided to run the offense through Shaq, not in spite of it.

You and I both know that they don't have the talent to be a contender. But considering Shaq is 37 years old putting up 20/10 when everybody said put a fork in it, you gotta be impressed.
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Posted January 13, 2009 - 01:06 PM

He'll be playing along side Kobe Feb 15th at the All Star game :dance1:

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Posted January 14, 2009 - 12:18 AM

Sorry, I'm impressed with team stats and what a player does to forward those far more than any individual stat line.

All of these guys are talented, any of them can score if given the ball constantly. Scoring and stats mean nothing without the W's to back them up.

If Shaq averaged 10/5, but worked to get the rest of the team involved and got them winning, I'd be taking notice.

And yeah, I don't think Amare is such a slouch. Sharing the ball between the 2 (along the Lakers style with Bynum and Gasol) would do more for the Suns' record and for everyone on the team than watching` Shaq dunk his way to a 20/10 stat line while the Suns wallow from 6th to 8th place in the West.

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Posted January 14, 2009 - 01:48 AM

If Shaq averaged 10/5, but worked to get the rest of the team involved and got them winning, I'd be taking notice.

Are you saying like, Fisher > Shaq? I don't get it. It's not Shaq's stats' fault the team isn't doing well, it's just that D'Antoni is gone and Kerr is [expletive]ing up. Shaq is doing what he can to help.

In 05-06, Shaq >>>>>>>>> Kobe?




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