So the 2007-2008 season has finally came to a close.

First off, I would like to thank the Los Angeles Lakers for giving us this amazing ride that no one could have expected. By dominating the Western Conference playoffs and reaching the NBA Finals, they shocked the entire world.

However, all things must eventually come to an end. Hats of the Celtics for dominating the Lakers thoroughly.

Nevertheless, one thing that is certain, the future for the Los Angeles Lakers is brighter and hotter than a 105 degree day in Southern California.

Andrew Bynum returning brings a lot to the table. He brings more athleticism and more of a defensive presence in the middle. He is one of the best young centers in the game, and his return alone makes the Lakers a vastly improved defensive team up front. One thing is for sure, with him in the middle the Lakers won’t get dominated on the boards as much as they were this post-season.

His statements in the exit interviews should get Lakers fans excited, “I just want to be a Laker. As long as they treat me right, it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t have to be the max for me.” I think I speak for the entire Lakers Nation when I say — Amen, Andrew, Amen!

I don’t care about the reports say. I believe whole heartedly that Ron Artest will be in Purple and Gold next year. You just get the feeling that he wants to be here. We want him here. The guy prides himself in locking down the other teams best wing player. What is not to love about him? He has matured greatly over the last couple years and one things for sure, if he’s in Purple and Gold, there will be no more Paul Pierce driving to the basket at will.

Now, the Lakers will most likely resign both of their free agents Sasha and Ronny Turiaf. Chris Mihm probably won’t be back with us. Luke Walton and Vlad “Rad” are pieces that the Lakers could probably do without. Luke Walton just had a horrific season to say the least. He was injured most of the season and just never found his stride. Vlad on the other hand was inconsistent. He showed signs of brilliance, but the bottom line is that his a horrible defender and a very streaky shooter. The Lakers just can’t win with him in the starting line up.

Perhaps the biggest question is what the Lakers decide to do with Lamar Odom. It seems like we are here every single off-season. I didn’t think we would be here this time, but we are again. He disappeared again for the most part of the Finals and is the Lakers biggest trade piece. He is now an expiring contract.

Now, I have been doing some serious thinking about Lamar at the 3, and when I really think it through, I don’t think he fits. Small forwards need to be knockdown shooters. Lamar definitely is not that, and if the Lakers are to add Ron Artest, it makes a huge pile up at small forward. Maybe the Lakers could acquire a player like Baron Davis. However, only time will tell.

The one thing that is for certain, the Lakers lacked the mental toughness to win it all this year. They will learn a lot from this experience and should come back stronger than ever next year. You have to lose and be humbled before you can win it all. That is usually the case in sports, the only exceptions being Cinderella type seasons like the Florida Marlins have done in the past.

The Lakers had one heck of a ride this year, one that we won’t forget anytime soon. Kobe took us as far as one man could possibly take a team, he needs help that is consistent. With how bright the Lakers future looks, and Ron Artest possibly on his way, he is sure to get that help so he and the rest of the Lakers can hoist that trophy up.

The dynasty will emerge.

*On a personal note, I would like to ask the entire Lakers Nation to remember my good friend Kristina who was in a pretty bad car accident earlier this week. She suffered some neck injuries and is still in the hospital. So please pray for that she recovers!

  • dub824

    nice article

  • MichaelJordan

    Drear Katrina, i’m here praying to say that me and the whole lakers nation are here for you! Even tough i never met you, your still my sister to me! Hope the best of care and know that you are strong! Hope that your also reading this because i’m praying that you will feel better knowing that we are by your side! Here’s a poem i wrote to you: MY dear friend Katrina, so sweet and beautiful, even tough i never met you, your still a sister to me, take care and rest, we are by your side, together as a nation, we look up to each other, so strong and so caring, what we learn in all is to believe!To believe that you well feel better and recover soon, soon to join us in this nation, a nation where we are all treated as brothers and sisters! Katrina hope you feel better and recover soon!Well Take Care Now Katrina! We are all here for you!Go Katrina!!!!Flowers and Roses to You!
    Lakers: So i think we have learned so much from the playoff like that we are better than UTAH NUGGETS AND SPURS, Also that Celtics are drama queens and all and that we will exterminate them next year because this year Sun Yue must come to L.A along with Artest and Geral Wallace!!!!Lakers also learned to hate the celtics more and that gasol must stop playing soft and start playing a grizzly! Bynum will be the Tower A and Gasol Tower B!!!TwinTower!!!Kobe as the Black Mamba!RonArtest as the Megatron!The thing is i just can’t wait to see that artest is comign to LA!!!!!!Lakers for life!!!!!!!!!!!!!Lakers 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,2014,2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,2020,2021,2022,2023,2024,2025,2026,2027,2028,2029,2030,2031,2032,…………………Champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Freshh

    Our prayers go out to Christina.
    Good Article.

    LETS GO L..A!!

  • AndrewT

    More like “Our Future is Brighter than the Phoenix Suns”

  • bc18

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    haha Katrina…its supposed to be KRISTINA haha

  • bc18

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    Its Kristina haha not Christina

  • bc18

    and btw…my girlfriend’s name is Cristina so i want to make a shout-out to Kristina and Cristina…God Bless You!

  • MichaelJordan

    its katrina???o man i made a huge mistake!

  • joseph

    sap sap yap yap bleh blah! eat Sh!T fakers denied once again… yup! a dynasty had emerged and its my boston celtics baby!…wassup?! fakers. now your hopes are no crynum next season and i’l bet he’s gonna choke bigtime.. no match for big perk…hahaha

    down by 24 points in game 4 and still won the game.. classic baby!
    39 points beat down and won the trophy… classic again baby!
    seeing the faces of all the fakers team. kobe “black colorado mamba” phil arrogance, pau-gasoft, lamar, sasha the malfunctioned machine, and bunch of non-factors bench was PRICELESS!!!

    the fakers are truly an overrated team in the nba!

  • GT

    we need a small forward who can:
    1. Slash and draw fouls
    2. Knock down 3 pointers and perimeter shots reliably
    3. Can defend

    Odom doesn’ fit in any of them (maybe he slashes occasionally but he usually miss his free throws to capitalise on the fouls).

    I think Jason Richardson or Ron Artest (even JR) will be upgrade from LO.

  • http://deleted berks24

    lakers are making movies have you watched do so something and do it now and the up coming do something and do it now part 2 is in the making which now led by phil n mitch agains odom.if this movie will be succesful it will lead to 3rd movie which will be titled the lakers returns (in the finals)and if they get succesful and win it 4rth movie will be the lakers begins and will be follow yearly the lakers again n again n again n again…watch for it in the arenas near you….directed by:thelakersnation.com

  • daboss1849

    Mimh has a player option and he will be back next year, nobody will give him anything until he proves he can play injury free. also vlad and luke expecially luke are untradeable so we are stuck with them until there contracts run out. If we sign artest, ronny, and sasha, i dont see how luke and vlad will ever see the court…

  • KOBEISKING

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    STFU joesph tired of your bullsh!t. You are just a bandwagon celtics fan. Why the fu’ck are you on a lakers site? If you ever showed your face in L.A, I’d kick your ass so hard you’ll fly all the way back to the shack you live in boston. Dude seriously just f’uck off you dumbass. All season you’ve been saying sh!t about our lakers. You seriously need to get jumped

  • KOBEISKING

    If anyone lives in boston here, can yo please kick joesph’s ass for me. That guy is one dumbass troll

  • http://andrewbynum.com Russel Westbrook

    this is what needs to happen
    1. Get Ron-Ron
    2. Get a defensive specialist
    3. Ariza needs to get stronger and improve his ball-handling+shooting
    4. fisher needs to or on strength and conditioning as well as speed andagility
    5. Luke needs to work on his ahleticism and quickness and needs to focus more defensively and less offensively
    6. Lamar needs to work on defending the swingmen. he should also make 10,000 3 pointers a day
    7. radmanovic needs to work on his defense. he does have the potetial to be defense monster. remember he shutdown carmelo the marshmelo
    8. gasol needs to gain 20 lbs in muscle
    9. bynum need to continue what he has been doing wih his personal trainer and Kareem
    10 sasha should work on hisDefense,defenser dfense defense
    11. ronny should resign
    12 Kobe should work on whatever is his biggest weaknss and should focus on the beijing olympics
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  • DCLAKER

    If you can’t Artest,save money…..get Pietrus,Haslem(you can get both these players)and there’s 75 wins.

  • http://clublakers.com Mark

    we need not to pay attention to celtics fans.

    dont give in to them. they wont bother if you guys wont let them bother you. Okay! :)

    We’ll improve as a team, Lakers Nation will Rise!

    Like from ’84 to ’85, Lakers will conquer the Celtic mystique!

    ARE YOU ALL WITH ME!?

    Magic is Kobe. Kobe will be a man on a mission come 2009.

  • Paul

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    Oh rabble on. You can’t tell me you weren’t gonna crap your pants when we were down by 2 from 24 points.

    Cougar, that was a great article. I’m sure that will cheer up some of the pessimistic fans.

    To Kristina: You’ll be fine, the hospital’s a fine thing and you’ll be back soon. It’s a crazy world out there and I’m sorry you had to be a part of it.. take care.

  • http://www.hard-wood.org/?cat=34 Billy Kupchak

    let me put on my shades to bask in the bright future! :cool:

    don’t worry about; be happy! :biggrin:

    my dad makes me glad! :glad:

  • Lakers 24 7

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    I didn’t know Celtic’s fans chant MVP for Kobe one season then actually cheer for their team the next. Even the soon to be “Hall of Famer” Paul Pierce didn’t get MVP chants from his home crowd. Even Kevin Garnett, the first year Celtics, got more MVP chants than the 10 year Celtic Paul Pierce. And I bet you guys were booing KG the season before for killing your team. Remember KG didn’t even wanna come to Boston, you think he gives a raggiddy f8ck about the Boston fans? My Ass, he just needed a championship and now he got you Celtics fans huggin his diick. You Celtic’s fans are so confused

  • Russ

    I think, overall, our team is good…

    I know a lot of people want Ron Artest, but if he were to come to the Lakers, i think it would actually cause a lot of issues.

    First, Lamar Odom would have to come off the bench and I don’t think he’ll be productive with that role. I think he’s proven that he’s a starter on this team. I really feel that if we trade Odom, then we will regret it very much. Similar to Phoenix trading Marion (I’m sure they will regret it in a few years). Odom might not give you 30 points a game and 18 boards…but he does the little things. Every announcer says how valuable Odom is and how versatile he is. Odom at the 3 is something that Laker fans haven’t really seen before, so I think we should wait to see how a Bynum, Gasol, Odom frontcoart will be before we add Artest to the mix.

    Second, Artest has stated that he will not accept the MLE and that he wants to play for Sacramento for his final year and then test the free agent market. I really don’t think he’s gonna join the Lake Shoe for an MLE when he could get more in Sac-Town. And I doubt the Maloofs are gonna give him up that easily without anything in return.

    Third, there’s this common trend of teams make one publicized signing or trade just to make themselves feel like they put themselves over the edge. (Examples include Phoenix trade for Shaq and Dallas trade for Kidd). Both Phoenix and Dallas know they messed up and deep down, they know they should not have made such a crazy trade. I feel like adding Artest and possibly losing Odom (whether to a trade or simply not having him start) might ruin the dynamic of the Lakers. I mean, the Lakers cruised in the Western Conference Playoffs and the only other team that I see as competition next year is New Orleans and possibly the Jazz. There’s a good chance we can make it to the Finals again. We shouldn’t mess up everything so suddenly. If we had a healthy Bynum, Ariza, and Kobe for that matter…THEN, i might consider making a trade for Odom or consider getting Artest. BUT…Laker fans need to be realistic…we really do not know the full potential of this team yet and changing this after one bad series would be a mistake.

    If the Lakers had gone against the Pistons, the Lakers would have won the championship (in my opinion). I think we just were outmatched by the Celtics and they peaked at the right moment and everything was clicking towards the end. That doesn’t usually happen, so I think the Lakers should sit tight and wait to see how a Bynum-Gasol (Twin Towers REMIX) duo will be.

  • http://www.deluxpro.com BuyLakersTickets

    Yeah Celtics fans are here one minute and gone the next. It’s like when you go into a fight only when your homies are there, but stay quiet when you are alone. LOL. Lakers fans stick together and have BBQ on Sundays. I guarantee you we will have many games with the Celtics where we destroy them on boards. Just waiting on Andrew.

  • ab4sure

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    Big Mistake… The Big Guy in the Sky probably didn’t hear it now.. so you will have to repeat it correctly. lol

  • ab4sure

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    Part One didn’t work so don’t bother with the sequel.

  • Sako

    Best wishes for your sister.

  • ab4sure

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    One ship doesn’t equal a dynasty. Glad u came out of hibernation after a title. You were hiding for 21 yrs. We have won 5 titles in that time when you never even made it to the finals. You won titles before dirt when there were only what 6-8 teams in the league and you only had to play 2 series for a ship. Enjoy for the summer… but the memory will die like a Rose in midday summer heat.

  • Daryl Imhoff

    The best thing to happen regarding Artest would be if he stayed in Sac
    and did not opt out. However, if he opts out the Lakers have to make a run for him, otherwise, he will end up with another contender. The Lakers do not want him on San Antonio, Phoenix, New Orleans or Dallas.

  • newlakers

    if artest is playing hard to get then let go of him he dont want to opt out.this the same thing happen to garnett before maybe artest wants to go to boston,we can try RJ over LO im sick of lo’s missed open lay up he cant even throw an alley oop wath some RJ’s video he can fit on the lakers run n gun he can dribble he can shoots and alley oops.plus he is more athletic than odoms untrusted one on one game this aint new york this la we’re excitement happens!thelakeshow.com

  • http://andrewbynum.com candace parker
  • berks24

    lakers are making movies have you watched do so something and do it now and the up coming do something and do it now
    part 2 is in the making which now led by phil n mitch agains odom.if this movie will be succesful it will lead to 3rd movie which will be titled the lakers returns (in the finals)and if they get succesful and win it 4rth movie will be the lakers begins and will be follow yearly the lakers again n again n again n again…watch for it in the arenas near you….directed by:thelakersnation.com

    Part One didn’t work so don’t bother with the sequel.

    AB4SURE
    HOW COME IT DIDN’T WORK ITS ALMOST DONE IF NOT WITH THE REFS BLATANT CALLS IN GAME 2,WE WON IT AND FOR SURE THEY WILL NOT LET THAT 24 POINTS IN GAME 4 TO BLOWN OUT IF THEY WE’RE GOING FOR A 3-1 LEAD AND FINISH IT IN GAME 5.PLUS THE FACT THAT ANDREW DID NOT PLAY IT SHOULD NOT BE A CONTEST AT ALL.BUT I WAS HURT BY KOBE FOR NOT FORCING THE GAME,HE CAN FINISH EVERY GAME BY TAKING 30-40 SHOT AND FINISH 40-50 POINTS BUT THAT KOBE IS GONE,KOBE WAS TRYING TO GET BACK THE OLD NBA WHICH HAS THE TEAM CHEMISTRY AND TEAM BASKETBALL,THAT ONES RUINED BY MICHAEL JORDANS SELFISH GREATNES,KOBE HIMSELF,AND NOW THE HARD TRYING LEBRON JAMES BY BRINGING THE GAMES BY THEMSELVES.
    IT SEEMS TO ME THAT YOU DONT HAVE FAITH IN LAKERS AFTER ALL.

  • DCLAKER

    Lakernation,I didn’t know Pietrus was Pierce stopper,i just got off of youtube and he embarrassed Boston(GS loss if I remember)when he was in the game.

    Go to YOUTUBE and type in Mickael Pietrus Highlight reel 07-08 and go to 6:48 mark(IT’S ABOUT 8:45 IN TIME)and LOOK INTO THE FUTURE.

    Then look at Artest highlights and Imagine Pietrus and Artest….but if that don’t get’cha blood running then CHECKOUT RICHARD JEFFERSON and then imagine him with us(without giving up LO)and him FLUSHING DOWN ON GARNETT AND PERKINS….AT THE SAME TIME,OMG!I got some more shopping to do…..Udonis Haslem YOUR NEXT!

  • ab4sure

    Berks, he asked for trades that never happen becuz the FO knew what they were doing… eg… no kidd or JO…. FO was patient… and selected good trades and good draft picks to build this team but it wasn’t becuz he said “do something and do it now”…

    Also Jordan didn’t shoot alot either… maybe 20 shots a game… You can’t say Jordan’s greatness was selfish.

    It seems to me that you don’t understand the game of basketball yet.

  • ab4sure

    Also Berks the lakers didn’t lose the title becuz of the refs. They lost becuz the they weren’t the tougher team both mentally and phsically… even though the Lakers seem to be the most talented team.

  • berks24

    ab4sure their just upset of game 2 and 4 how come they win 2 games if theire not tough enough.

  • ab4sure

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    they were tough enough to win 2 games… they weren’t tough enough to win the ship.

  • Ejunkie21

    Speedy Recovery Kristina….

    BYNUMMMMMMMM WE NEED YOU!!!!! SO PAU CAN FINALLY BE A MONSTER.

  • Lakers 24 7

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    Pietrus only got one steal off Pierce in that video. One steal doesn’t mean he’s a Pierce stopper, but he is a good player to have.

  • DCLAKER

    I saw the whole game,trust me,when he gets in that’s how he plays but since you seen the video you should now know great he’d be as Laker.

  • Freshh

    LoL my bad

  • Lakers 24 7

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    Yea ok, Like I said hes a good player to have, but at the end of the video he said he’s happy to wear that jersey, so I don’t know if he’ll want to play for the Lakers

  • dawg09

    MichaelJordan
    Jun 22nd, 2008 at 3:06 am Click this link to quote this comment in your reply

    its katrina???o man i made a huge mistake!

    ahha lolz

  • DCLAKER

    Of course he said it when the camera was on him,he’s not going to mess the money up,c’mon.I just like his “GO-HARD” style of play which is perfect for us.

    He would be to us what Barbosa is to Phoenix,STRIAGHT TO THE RACK!

  • goodfella

    Get Artest

  • gugy

    4 things for the Lakers to have another amazing season.

    Bynum’s back in full force
    Artest wearing lakers uniform
    Pau gasol gaining at least 10 lbs of muscle on that skinny body
    Someway we dumping Vlad, Mihn and Luke out of Lakerland.

    That would make a heck of a season with an happy ending!

  • DCLAKER

    I was on YOUTUBE and I have to apologize to LAKERNATION……..as tough as is to say……GETARTEST(and Pietrus,hey it sounds fair)!!!

    BACKTOYOUTUBE.com,73-75!

  • daboss1849

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    If that could happen i would have a 24/7 stiffy…

  • Freshh

    Ohh yeah
    AhA…
    [no homo]

  • lakerferlife7

    when did u guys become gm’s??????

  • dub824

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    yesterday i think

  • CrAsHaR

    Luke and Mihm will be back no matter what cuause there contracted and untradable. So what are you talking about? Im lost. Lamar Odom should be back because he is a good player and an awesome fit and Ron Ron is a poison. If we can get him for the MLE than fine, but if not then he should destroy a losing team somewhere else. I think Phil could control him, but I don’t think we should sacrifice someone who can be so damn good for someone so mediocre

  • joseph

    where are all the laker fans that were talking trash about boston?

    where are they??????
    id like to know!

    boston CRUSHED your lakers. it was a complete EMBARASSMENT for Los Angeles!!! they didnt even put up a fight!!

    all those laker fans earlier before the series started were all happy and saying L.A. IN 4!!! OR 5!! over boston
    wasnt that a joke lol

    the lakers couldnt even make it a series!!!!
    they looked like a college basketball team next to BOSTON!!
    talk about TOTAL DOMINATION!!!! WOW!!!!
    to get beat by 39 points with your season on the line is completely embarrasing and in-excusable for the lakers.

    Boston is truly a GREAT TEAM!
    un-real how great they really are.
    its scary. and there whole team is coming back for next year too. i cant wait to see if they can repeat!!! in 2009!!!
    i dont see why not. theyre better than anyone out there.
    and now they have the EXPERIENCE to make them even BETTER than they were this year!!!! CHAMPIONS!!!!! 2008!!!!! BOSTON CELTICS!!!!!!! HOW SWEET IT IS
    HOW SWEET IT IS!!!

    IT WAS AMAZING TO WATCH KEVIN GARNETT IN TEARS
    AND SCREAMING “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!!!!!”
    “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!”

    BOSTON IS NOW OFFICIALLY THE BEST!!!!!! 2008!!!!!!! CHAMPIONS!!!!!!
    YEAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Qoute from dreamzmadeforeve…

    oh btw?! EAT SH!T Fakers…ha!

  • Smush Walton

    Kevin Garnett screaming ater the game?

    I thought he made a complete a$$ of himself. I lost a lot of respect for him.

  • Rpoc

    It’s good that the Patriots got boned in the ass this year. Bigger sport so I’m happy with that for the year. It’s time to ’85 your ass next year motherfucker and turn you into the next Miami Heat. One and done. Posey will get to experience it again.
    ——————-
    Anyway, the Lakers did do a “do something and do it now” this year. He said that if Bynum didn’t go down, he wouldn’t have gone out and got Gasol. He said he didn’t want the year to go to waste.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2008/feb/03/sports/sp-lakers3

    “Three weeks ago, we would not have made a deal,” Kupchak said. “But when Andrew went down, we didn’t want to give away eight weeks. Lo and behold, Pau was available.”

    It’s good that the FO has a bigger sense of urgency this time around. Got to give credit for finally capitalizing on another’s team’s situation. After missing out on Baron, Boozer, Artest, etc. due to various reasons, finally!

    Orlando’s trade exception was about to expire and the Lakers trade Evans and Cook for Ariza with that exception to make it work just a few days before it expired. Then capitalizing on Grizz financial woes and their apparent plan to rebuild. Chicago was out of the race because they sucked, and their owner won’t go into the luxury tax for a team that had their coach fired and sucked.

    The important thing I saw from Mitch is that I realize he doesn’t have to overpay/underpaid or have mishaps in which a trade had to be revised with BIG trade proposals. This is pretty big one for me because I will no longer think in a mentality that the only way Mitch can get it done is near equal or some overpayment for big trades.

    The Shaq (worthless piece of ish Brian Grant contract), Payton (goodbye Banks who sucks now, but that’s not the point–had to revise), and the Kwame trade to make the Shaq trade look worse which happened in July (way early–overpaid instead of exploring–like Luke). Kwame’s type of contract was even part of that ludicrous 2007 plan which was so unrealistic in the first place. Amare and Yao extended predictably.

    Because of that plan which made them only sign 2 year contracts, all they got for the PG was McKie (suppose to start–ha!). They’re lucky that a summer league INVITEE named Smush could play. Well, at least until he got his contract. Then he sucked like pile of horse ish. Pretty embarrassing this franchise had this guy starting. Very embarrassing. Two years in a row too! Before that it was Sucky Crapkins and the Tierre Brown experience.

    The Lakers were in 6th place and falling because of the injury. Unlike last year, they did something about it. And it got them in the Finals.

    Besides that, Jerry “Mr. DUI in the summer” Buss did say he was open to moving Kobe at the beginning of the season during training camp. That was a red flag as it started a commotion form the media as a form of distraction again. Whether those trades were rejected by Kobe vetoing them, teams rejecting, or the Lakers rejecting, thank god none of that happened.

    They made the same mistake they did with Kwame in Luke. Instead of exploring what kind of offers he would get to see the competition, they paid him a lot to get him quickly. Luke will have his days (Denver series) but overall, he ain’t living up to that type of contract.

    So whoever didn’t have much faith in the FO in the past (mostly the 2000 era) because the way they acted and previous records, I feel you! But they have managed to restore it gradually. And ease up on any of those proposals now because Mitch can swindle.

    This management has made mistakes in different ranges. Lucked in a few situations but that’s all business and nothing wrong it. They rectified the major ones so the future is indeed BRIGHT because Buss is serious again and Mitch has a little Jerry West in him!

    Now don’t go cheap on us Buss! If this team loses talent due to money issues, big F. Don’t be the Suns.

  • joseph

    you’re not jordan where is kobe!!! bwahahaha eat Sh!T fakers….

  • joseph

    Year Winner Series
    1959 Boston Celtics 4–0
    1962 Boston Celtics 4–3
    1963 Boston Celtics 4–2
    1965 Boston Celtics 4–1
    1966 Boston Celtics 4–3
    1968 Boston Celtics 4–2
    1969 Boston Celtics 4–3
    1984 Boston Celtics 4–3
    1985 Los Angeles Lakers 4–2
    1987 Los Angeles Lakers 4–2
    2008 Boston Celtics

    man! we own you fools… this is such a disgrace faker team doesn’t really stand a chance no wonder why jerry west gave pau-gasoft to the lakers.. so eat sh!T fakers… hahaha

  • http://blog.lakerfan24.com Jayvee

    indeed, the future is bright for the Lakers

  • DCLAKER

    AY!Someone tell JOSEPH The Smell-D$$KS have a 2 year window and I give them credit for their victory……but you and I both know this was all publicity for them to win it,I mean,my god,24 yrs…..I guess Red is rollin’ in his grave….well,KEEP ROLLIN’ CAUSE IT’S GOIN’TO BE ANOTHER 24 YRS. FOR THE SMELL-TICS!!!

    FAIRWEATHERFANS.com,they only show up when it’s time to win….24 more yrs. to go(2032)!

  • lakerfan

    Prayers to Katrina.

    OK article. I don’t understand how we “shocked the world” by making the finals. We have the best player on the planet, acquired an all star in Gasol, had the leadership needed at point (Fisher). We were favored to win the finals and chocked it away. Yet, everytime I come to this message board Laker fan is sugar coating the Laker choke job!!!

    Kobes not Jordan. But he’s the best there is right now and thats why he get unfairly compared to the greatest player ever.

    The “Bynum” factor is ridiculous. Everyone is saying “if Bynum were playing”……If Bynum were playing we still choke. Next year when he comes back healthy we better pray they get rid of LO. Everyone is saying “oh we’ll have a big front line”. All it will do is clog up the middle.

    The “Artest” factor is a piece that makes sense. People say he is like Rodman. He is better because he’s not just a rebounding specialist. He can shoot and play lockdown D.

    Maybe next year if we make the Finals coach jackson will actually do some coaching. He blames officiating in game 2, but as a coach your suppose to understand the calls being made, tell the refs call in both ways, then instruct your players to be aggressive with the ball. He did none of that and Kobe even said, we should have attacked the basket more when we had the ball to capitalize on the quick whistles.

    I’m not being negative. Just trying to be real. I’m just tired of Laker fans at work and on Laker Nation candy coating the loss and making excuses. We choked. No excuses. Everyone (yes everyone) expected us to win and we didn’t.

    Boston fan. We understand that after not winning a championship in years you forget how to act. So we see why you act like morons and idiots. 25 years from now when you win again, try to show some class.

  • ab4sure

    One title in the last 21 years is like living in Alaska with one hour of sunshine. It sucks. Enjoy your one hour of summer joseph it will be another long winter. The old era belongs to the celtics in a 8 team league, the new era belongs to the Lakers in a league with great competition.

  • xtro

    Dear Joseph,

    Enjoy the Celtics championships for it shall be the last one. It will take more than 21 years for your green to get another one or let alone win the East Conference. Long live King James!!

  • LakersFirst

    I wonder if that Boston F*ggot realizes that since the 1983-84 season, the Lakers have won 6 titles compared to the Celtics 3. The only other team that has 6 titles since the 1983-84 season is the Chicago Bulls.

  • MILO

    Shaq made a song (free style at a night club) talking shit! The song sai “Kobe last week you could not do without me/Kobe how does my ass taste” TLN u need to post it and have our blogers sound off!!!

  • http://mrsfox411@aol.com FOXXY

    [Comment ID #41562 Will Be Quoted Here]YOU DONT BELONG HERE PUNK…THIS IS LAKER NATION…GET LOST!!!!

  • MILO

    Joseph go lick Jordans balls!

  • xtro

    The future is bright for the purple and gold. I gotta wear shades