Well John Hollinger…

Opposing Views: Generally when analysts recap the winners and losers of a particular offseason, you see two types of winners: The group that went from nothing to something by bringing in one or more high-profile free agents (Read: Miami Heat) or the group that went from an upper-tier power to contender by bringing in an above-average talent to complement an already strong group (Read: The 2009 San Antonio Spurs before reality hit).

This season, however, the Los Angeles Lakers have carved out their own place amongst the league’s offseason winners without falling into either of the aforementioned categories. Rather than spending big bucks on free agents or making risky trades for household names, they merely dropped underperforming players and signed proven veterans to fill specific areas of need.

And they managed to do it with no ESPN specials.

Gone from Lakers are backups DJ Mbenga, Josh Powell and Adam Morrison. All three players received very little playing time en route to the team’s second consecutive championship last season and, as such, all three unrestricted free agents were not extended contracts by the team. Out of the three, Powell is the only one who received any significant playing time at any point within the last two years. However, with the plans that they had for the summer, the Lakers could not afford to re-sign an undersized, under-utilized center/power forward.

The most notable absence from the team in 2010 will be hometown hero Jordan Farmar. The back-up point guard, who many expected would be the ultimate replacement for Derek Fisher at some point in his career, was not offered a tender by the Lakers. He opted to head to the New Jersey Nets for $12 million over 3 years. Farmar’s time in Los Angeles was marred by inconsistency, injury and a general inability to mesh with Phil Jackson’s triangle offense, which generally calls for a larger point guard.

Replacing the old pieces are newcomers: Steve Blake, Matt Barnes and Theo Ratliff.

Continue reading ‘Lakers are big winners from 2010 Free Agency’

  • keepon_keepinon18

    I have to disagree with this, in some aspects. In rating the best free agency moves, out-right, it is clearly the Miami Heat for reeling in Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh. Second, probably the Bulls.

    However, if the best free-agency move is being based on need and financial (in)flexibility, then I say the Lakers are definitely near the top. The real question is going to be how the Laker bench meshes with the starters come this season.

    GO LAKERS!!

    • keepon_keepinon18

      Regardless though, that John Hollinger is a BSPN idiot. “Miami got better, so Lakers obviously lost in free-agency…”

      • PRLaker

        what the hell are you talking about , we got better than last year, last year we didnt had a bench, now we do, we won back to back tittles without a bench, imagine what we can do now.

        P.S lebron is a pussy so are the miami fans!!

        • kobeight

          I think you mis-read “keepon_keepinon18″ comments, were quotes from John Hollinger of ESPN. That idiot was trying to muster resentment from Laker’s fans by saying the Lakers lost the free-agency signing’s compared to the Heat…But obviously, we all know the Heat came out the clear winners. However, in my opinion the Lakers did get better with these new free agency signings, and we had an excellent draft. Plus, we still might get Shannon back!

      • river raider

        STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OBVIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only thing obvious is that your jaded. HATER!!!!!!!!!

    • ThEMVP

      using the same logic, are the Clippers the biggest winner? You could make the case for them as well. It’s called deductive reasoning fellas. Biggest Free Agency winner is the Heat, but Lakers aren’t losers. They didn’t “lose” any big time player, they lost half their bench, which was basically useless. Empirical evidence will tell us the Lakers are BETTER than last season. So no Lakers are by no means losers. They are the winners because as the defending back-to-back Champions they’ve added more weapons. For instance the Yankees kept most of their core, and keep adding weapons, how are they not the biggest winner? Simple, the team with the best FA season, has the best chance to win, when you compare both teams… with legitimate chances. So Lakers would come out on top based on that reasoning.

      • keepon_keepinon18

        Yeah, the Lakers are by all means near the top!

        • PRLaker

          they’re not near the top, they’re at the top!

  • theregoesdatman

    Mitch should just let Shannon walk… He threatened to kill me via twitter this weekend for calling him a bum and saying i wish he didnt return to LA next season because he was a liability on the defensive end of the court… check out the pic, @_MarkyYMark is my twitter name https://s3.amazonaws.com/twitter_production/profile_images/1093408957/Picture_010zzz.jpg

    • domidomdomz

      what does BIWKY mean? Beware, I will kill you? Didn’t expect him to say that to a fan but at the 1st place, but you may have provoke him in some way? what exactly did you say?

      • theregoesdatman

        i said i hope he didnt return back to LA next season because he was a one dimensional player and a liability on the defensive end of the court. then he said, ShannonBrown@_MarkyYMark hahahahahaha I’m laughing at you at chu clowns…you niggas got that hating seasoning, passing it around!!!

        then i replied, _MarkyYMark @ShannonBrown LOL!! I hope u talkin shit helps your game out. U should be in the gym workin on your game instead of tweetin me bum ass nigga

        then he replied back the B.I.W.K.Y tweet, i cant copy and paste that because he deleted it soon after he put it up because people started re-tweeting it and saying he threatened me

        then i said this after that tweet, RT @ShannonBrown @_MarkyYMark B.I.W.K.Y. <- – Ionno what that means, u better hope David Stern dont c u threatenin me or your check is MINES

        • domidomdomz

          maybe he was provoked when you said you he is a one dimensional player but as a pro, he should have not talked like that. I don’t know, but that’s immature of him.

        • ThEMVP

          maybe calling him a “bum ass nigga” did the trick- you asked for a cute remark you got it. Don’t come bitching at us in Laker nation because you can’t handle your own beef. but in the other hand it was also a bad response from him, but your comments were also out of hand

          • theregoesdatman

            Nothing I said prior to him calling me a clown or a nigga was out of line and it DEFINITELY wasn’t in line for a threat. I dont care if he is an athlete or not he’s not about to get away with calling me out of my name and me not defending myself. but i guess hearing the truth hurts

  • Sheds

    well, he called him bum ass nigga and shannon is human too, you know. just because he is a pro doesnt mean that you can call him anything you like and expect him to not get pissed by those things.

    • theregoesdatman

      i understand that, but where does he get to threaten to kill me when all i did was call him a one dimensional player and a liability on the defensive end of the court. Just because he’s an athlete doesn’t mean he should get away with it. If it was the other way around and me threatening him I bet EVERYBODY would have heard about it. Athlete or not, it was uncalled for on his part

      • http://youtube.com/lakersftw2010 RonRonGq

        relax u fukin moron get offs SB12 dick, do u feel cool tht he wants to kill u relax he’s not go home to ur mom and cry to her ur like prob 8 y.o. kid calling out nba players loser

        • theregoesdatman

          there’s ALWAYS one…. i hope u sayin that helps u sleep better at night home boy.

          • http://youtube.com/lakersftw2010 RonRonGq

            it does make me feel better and it does help me sleep better cuz ur a moron, let it go, SB cud careless about what u say ur a pussy for not retaliating back at him and now look he won

      • jombee24

        maybe that was a joke.. as if he can really kill u.. and yea he is only human but he can fly! LOL

  • SD Anthony

    Hollinger parades around his hollow stats that seldom translate to the game that is played night in and night out, as if it was some formula for championships… Why listen to a word he says? He rarely is correct about winners and losers where it matters. And Shannon is a fine player… He fills his role nicely, although he doesen’t sound like the brightest dude whenever he opens his mouth… what do you want, this isn’t brain surgery!

    • kobeight

      Couldn’t agree with you more. I am still baffled why ESPN has not canned his ass yet. Absolutely lost credibility in the media among his peers. Even Ireland called him out on that one. Bill Simmons is a known Laker/Kobe hater, but at least his columns aren’t filled with garbage magical stats. The funny thing is ESPN will try to bait you to pay for their ESPN pass on Hollinger’s articles…that’s a laugh! Their subscriptions must be real low! People don’t want to read that garbage! I’d rather pay for Scoops columns, or Mark Stein’s.

  • 242LakerFan

    I look at it like this:
    The Heat went from near the bottom to way up near the top with their free agency moves. That much is undeniable. They went from about a three or four to a solid ten. So, if you judge by total overall improvement, the Heat are clearly the winners of this off-season.
    However, the Lakers were already at the top; two-time defending champs. Therefore, there wasn’t nearly as much room for improvement. Yet they managed to make a couple of moves that resulted in shoring up their one glaring weakness over the last two years; the bench. In doing this, they actually managed to improve the best product in the NBA, going from a ten to a Spinal Tap-esque eleven.
    So, if your measure is who gave themselves the best chance to win it all next year, you have to put the Lakers at the top of the heap. Therefore, the Lakers are the big winners of this off-season.
    And Hollinger is just a loser.

  • TRUWARRIER

    we clearly need offense off the bench..let him walk so the lakers could start new with a fresh bench

  • TRUWARRIER

    I am going to divorce my husband cuz he is always reading this damn blog and he is always on artest’s nuts

  • TRUWARRIER

    sign tmac already..shit am i the only fan that thinks we need his 6’7 frame and scoring abilities off the bench

    • ThEMVP

      TMAC, Stackman, Delonte, Anthony Parker, and AI are some of the only SG’s i’ll happily accept. I don’t wanna hear this cokamemy shit about how AI or TMAC will disrupt the team, Kobe and Phil Jackson would never let that happen. And I bet Artest would get in their grills if they tried to pull some mutiny type shit. Hell I bet Barnes would slam people into walls if they tried, he’s about as on board with this 3peat thang as Kobe and Artest are. My thing about this is it’s a personal decision that must be made, a self-sacrifice for the team. Take the Vet min and backup role and get the OK from the FO/Kobe, as long as those things are done, we’ll be fine, everybody needs to calm down we got this.

      • kobeight

        Dude….DELONTE WEST IS NOT WANTED IN LAKER LAND!!! WE ONLY NEED TO SIGN AND TRADE SASHA FOR WEST’S CONTRACT THEN WAIVE HIM BEFORE AUG 5 DEADLINE, FOR NON-GUARANTEED CONTRACT. WE SAVE OURSELVES 4 MILL AND USE THAT MONEY TO BUY OUT LUKE WALTON, OR PAY ANOTHER FREE AGENT.

        DELONTE IS A CANCER! QUOTE ME ON THAT!

  • http://TheVerveNerve.com Billy Kupchak

    yesSir! :cool:

  • Kobeatyourself

    Lakers are losers this season because they signed old bummies like ratliff, barnes, blake.
    The problem with the lakers is that they have committed ridiculous money to Kobe whose production is going to go down in the next years. 24 million next season !!! are you kidding me.
    The lakers will be cursed by this contract.
    The result is you end up with big bunnies like ratliff, barnes, blake and still claim this is a winning offseason.

    • ThEMVP

      Back to back and kept the core.. how’s not adding 2x 35% & ^ versatile players not a winning offseason you worthless d-bag? You must be a Laker hater, and possibly a Heat fan. The Celtics didn’t add shit to their roster last year and they still made it to the finals, how are the Lakers not going to go to the finals next year from a back to back championship season? Lakers didn’t have a bench for the past 2 years and still won 2 titles. Now they do have the best bench they’ve had since the Shaq era. I’m smellling 67 wins or more this season. Tell me how my ass tastes!?

    • ThEMVP

      Anybody saying the Lakers are the biggest losers doesn’t know shit about basketball. The Lakers got a career and top 10 blocking vet who takes care of his body. Even for his size 6’10 and few minutes he was ranked 23rd among centers last year. Blake is 30, Barnes is not old either. Heat Celtics are just as old, if not older… they don’t have Kobe who’s the best player in the past 10 years. First ballot hall of famer. Thing is Kobe was injured last season and still had decent ppg averages, while Wade wasn’t better even when he was 100% healthy . Kobe is better. Lebron scratched his elbow and his team quit on him. Bosh is trash. Gasol dominates this imbecile. Zydrunas? Juwan fkn howard? Those guys were good 3 years ago. Barnes is barely coming into his own, Fisher who’s 35 shits on Celtics. Phil runs circles over that maggot Eric Spoelstra, then runs counter-clockwise to reset the timer and does another 10 laps. Bynum gets better each year, he will add another 1-2-3 pts avg, possibly an all star or 2nd team NBA. Theo won’t get minutes, and Barnes backs up Artest. Blake averages 6 assists off the bench. Yeah the Lakers are the biggest losers. I will bet you don’t know Jordan was older than Kobe when he got his 6th ring did you? Bottom line Kobe will play the game for 5-6 more years and he has the ability to surpass Jordan, and the Lakers Front Office will do everything within their power to extract every title out of Kobe they can. Wake up and smell the roasted Nuts in yo mouth.

    • NBAmazingKB24

      the guy you are calling waste of money
      got us 5 championships.
      Cursed?
      You talking about Queen James Curse?

      Do you even watch basketball? Sounds like you don’t.
      Go watch some more basketball before you say anything about winning or loosing offseason.

      • Kobeatyourself

        Agreed that he got us 5 championships but shoudnt he be taking some concessions to get a better supporting cast.
        Shaq took less when he was in Miami to get better role players so did Lebron last month.

        How do you expect the ownership and GM to get better players in FA. If things go wrong the your beloved KB can only cry and demand to be traded.

        • Phone

          Well this means that You either are a Laker hater and/or a kobe hater. With regards to your comments about shaq taking pay cut in miami. He was 2nd highest paid player in the NBA behind KG at the time he was traded. Then miami offered him a contract extension, it was a bit less than what he made originally but since it was a multi year offer and they just came off the championship year, worth about 20 million per year he had to take the deal. Then what happened.. they missed playoffs the following year and he got traded. KG was paid the same amount in Boston as he did in Minnesota he never took a pay cut. They still won. In fact Pierce just got paid more by electing to opt out. At the end of the day you take pay cuts if you are getting old or you are not offered that much money by teams. You take what you are worth. Period. NBA players union does not allow players to restructure their contracts with their teams just so they can get other players and pay them.

        • ThEMVP

          Stupid faggot. Kobe can not take a pay-cut you dipshit, that’s forbidden by NBA regulations. As a FA he gets paid whatever the market dictates, and he got paid. If anything it should be noted Kobe won without a great supporting cast especially 2009. Jerry Buss paid the taxes to help him achieve his goals, what the fuck did Daniel Gilbert do for Lebronze, well he didn’t have the biggest payroll in the NBA so it’s relative, but Lebronze still has better records because he had a good season team. Meanwhile the Lakers play it smart during the season, and still did not get home court advantage. Age is just a number, Celtics and other teams in the past have shown, and stop hating on Kobe you lil dickriding hoe boy. :/

          • kobeight

            Good one TheMVP…lmao! Swear…some people should just STFU on these blogs, if they don’t even research properly.

    • PRLaker

      i rather have kobe at 32 than lebron at 25, in order to win a tittle you need balls, kobe has balls, lebron, well he has a pussy so does bosh an d wade, he has one ball, three dudes, only one ball to show for it lakers 3peat!!!!

      • kobeight

        Totally agree. To win championships (5***) you have to have the type of balls that say, I know I shooting 6-24 in game 7 against the Celtics, but I’m going to be a beast on Defense and Rebounding, and knock down some clutch free-throws!!!!

    • jombee24

      ahh… maybe theo is the oldest but he is better than dj! that is a fact and he isn’t going to play 15-20 mins.. for matt and steve they are only 30. still lot of games to play! but one thing is for sure, they are all seasoned vets that can really play.. excellent acquisitions by Mitch!

  • rondo

    Getting rid of Jordon for Blake is a huge upgrade, That alone makes the Lakers big winners. Blake ability to not make bone head plays will help the Lakers win a few more games during those time when we use to blow big leads.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    YOU`LL BE BIG WINNERS TILL THE HEAT TEARS YOUR HEART OUT……THEN WE`LL SEE

    • 242LakerFan

      ** Laughing hysterically ***
      Happy now?
      Don’t hold your breath…no wait, on second thought, do.

    • SHOWTIME4EVA

      every year we hear this.every year. i wonder where we can wear our new ring?

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    the face of the NBA LEBRONZE,the face of selfish,gunning,phoney the blamba

    • lakers2000

      Coming from the ass of posting.

    • 242LakerFan

      *** Laughing hysterically ***
      Happy now?
      Poor delusional child.

    • 2010 back-toback champs

      I ‘laffs atu’

    • 3queens_can-eat-it

      Dude seriously, do you call lebron, lebronze because he can never get first place

    • ThEMVP

      Lebronze dillinger dickrider, that’s ur new title.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    your right ,it really doesn`t take much to be more popular than bryant……kobes commericals,well he has as many as all you girls put together…its hard not to follow LEBRONZES ,he`s everywhere…people like him

    • Robert.

      Wrong. People don’t like LeSellOut anymore. He let ‘everyone’ down (including us here – I’m sure many would have more respect if he attempted to do what Kobe did – carry a team to a Championship on his own).
      .
      In fact, many in this country used to like LeQuit, but not anymore. He let down his beloved media, who now call him “the Prince”. (although, “the Queen” is more appropriate). The only ones who like him are in Miami, and that’s it. But that is completely canceled out by the fans in Cleveland, who now have ‘big hate’ for him. New York hates him, JayZ hates him now, etc. etc. Michele Beadle hates him. Skip Bayless hates him. No more needs to be said. Even if he does well, they will still hate him. Too bad for him. There will be exciting basketball from Miami, but that’s it. No Championships as long as Kobe is playing.
      .
      Speaking of which, the WORLD loves Kobe. All of China (1/3 of the World’s population) love Kobe even more than Yao. Remember the 2008 Olympics? They ignored LeWho? and pretty much carried Kobe on their shoulders.

    • SHOWTIME4EVA

      nobody likes that guy lol nobody..nobody likes a coward!!

      • SHOWTIME4EVA

        and a loser,and a choke up.and a bull shitter.and a fraud.not to mention how stupid he makes any uniform look.he’s a clown.and your in his circus.

  • Robert.

    Back to topic. The headline said “Lakers big winners”, not “Lakers The Biggest Winners”. But, the NBA is arguably the big loser (or rather, sellout) for the Miami move. Sure, there will be more $$ floating around, but the league will turn more into WWF because of this. Who do you want to win? Hulk Hogan? or the Ultimate Warrior?
    .
    But I should say, that the Miami move is fitting for the last few years of the Lakers ‘current’ dynasty. (We’ll have to wait for Kobe’s grandkids for another dynasty, maybe). The Lakers now have a Skeletor to their He-Man. They already finished up the Celtics rivalry, so …. ‘what’s left’? In this sense it will be great for the Lakers and basketball. Godzilla & Rodan (Kobe & Pau) vs. Monster Zero (3 headed monster).
    .
    The Lakers are not only big winners in this FA run (will never happen again, at least for a few years, btw), but will be the biggest winners for the next few years. They have ‘fortified’ their roster, and can only get better. Last year the media spoke about a 72+ win season, and the Lakers being a ‘juggernaut’. I think that applies this year.
    .
    Kobe has his 2nd wind, Bynum is coming of age, and the bench is fortified (so, the starters can rest up more, and make a killing in the playoffs/finals).
    .
    Viva Lakers!!

    • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

      actually WCW more than wwf… when lebron said “to south beach” was when hogan dropped the legdrop on macho man at bash at the beach… Kobe is STING… hahaha

    • 242LakerFan

      The NBA is going to turn into the World Wildlife Fund? o_O

      • PRLaker

        hahahah, good one!

    • Reality Check

      I choose Ulitimate Warrior

    • 24/8

      Hahahaa, holy crap, that is perfect! Godzilla/Rodan vs. Monster Zero! That makes perfect sense. So then Bynum is Mothra? Artest is Anguirus?

      Just watch, if the Heat don’t make it to the Finals you will see other teams give up on the pay the moon for multiple all-stars plan. Everyone talks about who will guard LeCon, Wade *and* Bosh, like they all will get doubled. But who will guard Kobe? What will the Heat do about Gasol *and* Bynum on the court at the same time?

      I would love to see the Lakers play and beat the Heat in the Finals. But I’d also like to see the Celtics or Bulls knock out the Heat in the Playoffs. What a post-game interview *that* would be for the Super Friends, huh?

  • dillon demarco

    Lakers talent wise have the best team in the league. nuff said

  • Brenbags

    Good article except for one thing; Nobody and I mean nobody that knows anything about the Lakers or basketball thought Jordan Farmar was the “ultimate replacement for Derek Fisher “. NOBODY.

    • 242LakerFan

      No, we know that now, but he was EXPECTED to be that. That’s what the article said. He was being groomed for just that role. He just never lived up to it.

  • laker warrior

    We talked to Ron at he gig and he was all about repeat fever.
    Shannon is a chump loser. We can get Mason jr.

  • willmo

    Guys this idea that Kobe should take less money is simply idiotic. Jordan in his last 2 yrs with the bulls at the ages of 34 and 35 was being payed 1996-97- $30,140,000, 1997-98 -$33,140,000, look it up. Kobe will turn 32 later this month. KG didn’t take less money when he restructured his contract in ’07 w/ Boston and he won a ring (painfully at the Lakers expense). The idea that these guys took less is good for them and their team but somehow all these moves always end up landing at Kobe’s doorstep by his haters. The man works hard in the offseason, plays with a broken finger and bad ankle all yr and in the end he wins titles, yeah he deserves a pay cut.
    The Lakers were I would say in the top 3 this offseason in free agency success, that fact that you can bring in Steve Blake and Matt Barnes and only use your mid level exception is ridiculous and you add to that the greatest coach in history coming back is a huge plus for this team, along with Fisher who the Heat were trying to steal away (I wonder why). When the Lakers were down 3-2 in the finals you only saw confidence from Fish & Kobe and they got that from Phil which is something that Spoelstra does not have because of his lack of experience. You look at all the teams that have won rings in the past 10 yrs and their coaches rank in the top 10 in the league. Phil, Popovic, Larry Brown, Riley and Doc. I just don’t see the Heat coach there on that list which is why I think at some point Riles will take over after this yr or next.

  • Kobeatyourself

    All you so called Laker fans. You would have greedily accepted Lebron in a sign&trade for Kobe.
    That would have been a good deal

    • Phone

      Let’s see.. Proven LOOSER/QUITTER/CHOKE over Proven Winner?

      NO wonder you’re NOT a laker fan. You don’t know what it’s like to be On TOP!

    • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

      troll

    • Showtime4eva

      NO WAY!! NEVER!! THE GREATEST FOR SOMEBODY? NO WAY!!

      • Showtime4eva

        I. Mean a nobody

    • wbgk

      Not a chance!
      No doubt that James is a great player. But I would pick Bryant above James even with a bad ankle, injured fingers and all.
      Bryant has proven himself, over and over again and is a leader. James couldn’t lead a team to a championship despite the several additions the did for him.
      Now he jumped on the team that already has a leader, but still that wasn’t enough so they had to get another allstar, before they thought they where good enough to be a contender.
      Sure Miami will probably win a lot of games this season. But they still have to get through Orlando, Boston, Chicago before they even get to meet LA in the finals. So good luck with that.
      How big the rivalry is between LA and Boston, Boston did get one thing right. Individuals win games, teams win championships.
      And our championship team just got even better.

      • lakers2000

        I wouldn’t trade Lebitch for Luke Walton much less the greatest basketball player in the game NOW!!!!!!!

    • 242LakerFan

      That may sound good from your outside perspective, but if you ever really spent time on this site you would know better than to even suggest that. There are maybe two or three players in the league who would, in the long run, be accepted as a replacement for Kobe, but there is way too much animosity for the way LeBron has been treated by the press (as opposed to the way they treat Kobe) to accept him in that role. Add the whole “Decision” fiasco and there’s no way real Laker fans welcome him with open arms in place of Kobe.
      No Way!

      • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

        only way i could see kobe leaving is if we were in no position to win at all and he wanted to win… given his age i would accept that, wish him well and move on… only guys i would accept to replace him in that scenerio would be durant or melo… maybe one of the up and coming pgs in the league… love deron williams… but thats not the case… and no one could really “replace” kobe…
        .
        its a real crazy “if” scenerio… but i love that we don’t have to deal with it… kinda went through it a bit in 07 but well that was a long time ago…
        .
        i love the way its playing out for kobe… he has the opportunity to go from one of the most hated players in the league to now undoubtedly the most popular… and the crazy part is Kobe had nothing to do with it… lebron made an ass out of himself and that insantly made kobe more likable… crazy..

    • PRLaker

      no lets trade him for your mom you jackass

    • ThEMVP

      I know who I would take with the last name James. It might be LeBronze James the II, or Gloria james, I’d happily do it right no, Delonte’s kid for Sasha. That way at least least a James’ member gets viewed with better eyes than LeShit, and his little trickster Bosh who couldn’t hold a candle to Dwight Howard, Garnett, or Gasol. Bosh would be knee-deep in Shaq’s poo before he tried to pass the man in the paint. Keep talking shit, It makes me feel loved as a Laker fan. Lil worthless Heat/Celtics/Cavs/ or non-laker fan trying to start shit in TheLakerNation. You know what matter fact, your team isn’t a nation it’s more like a 0-1 title Nation. The Clippers are loved more throughout the league than your horse dung team the Heat.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    if bryant is so popular ,wheres the endoresments?he`s so rat-like maybe mousetrap?

    • SHOWTIME4EVA

      he kinda took over lebras shoe endorsement.who has the #1 jersey? every thing you say.never has any ground.your fuckin idiot

    • ThEMVP

      Where have you been little kid? Living under a rock, cat got your tongue? videogames, china, Nike. At least Kobe does not have delusions of grandeur like your fuckboy Dwade or Lebron the faggit james. Even when Dwight didn’t get his title he stopped getting endorsements. The trend will continue, as Kobe’s popularity reaches all time highs. When the pussywhipboy Lebron stops getting his cock rode on by the NBA, Kobe will officially pass that illiterate atention loving fag. Lebron will never be shit after he went to miami to suck Wade. Where’e gloria James when we need her IMO.

    • ThEMVP

      If it wasn’t for Barkley Wade wouldn’t be relevant he needs somebody to pair with him to joke on his stupid ass. He won his 1 fucking ring 7million years ago and his commercials are like a joke onto itself, while Kobe keeps under the radar and keeps getting rings. Not like Kobe doesn’t endorse products, he’s not a sellout like your fuckboy wade, where’s your Heat jersey @ you immature little 15 yr old trying to act e-gangsta. Go back to your crappy ass Heat forums, or whatever they are called, under that freeway overpass of the league Miami, and keep hating on Kobe because we all know ya’ll don’t know shit about bball.

    • 242LakerFan

      The endorsement argument is a giant red herring. The fact that LeBron made three times what Kobe made in endorsements last year is actually fuel for the argument that LeBron is a media fabrication, a creature of media hype with no real substance. Three times the publicity with no accomplishments to speak of.
      The telling factor would be the recent Harris poll that has Kobe tied with Tiger Woods at #1 on the list of Favourite Athletes with LeBron dropping to 6th.
      There’s your proof.
      Here’s laffing atu, kid.

  • http://yahoo jaydubb415

    First you shouldn’t talk shit 2 anyone and exspect just becuzz their a pro-athlete they want get back at you you know that he really wasn’t going 2 kill you.Your making yourself look like a cry-baby and a snitch,if your going 2 talk shit about a laker who’s a liability talk about luke walton he’s the one stealing fucking money from us,yes shannon needs 2 get better on defense but atleast he’s out there trying this dude luke walton is a average 2 below average hoop player ,who stays injured just like his dad n were tied 2 his ass talk about him !!!!

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    right `look at all of bryants new endorsements…oh theres none……never will be.even fat-ass barkely is more like than gunner

    • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

      oh lets look at something even more empty… how bout your head!!… troll… go back to your MIA forums… even though last year you were a member of the boston forums and the year before that the magic and before that it was boston and before that it was the cavs… leave bro… you a loser…
      .
      your arguments are nothing more than your opions with absolutley nothing behind them… have you heard of vitamin water??… owned by coca cola… yeah… how bout the wheaties cereal box… you can see him on the cover along with the rest of the team… did you see who was on the cover of nba2k10??…
      .
      you’ve been served son… now lets see if you can cound all the +1 replies that’ll be under this comment…

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    so when are those commercials on american t.v?never seen that rat-like face anywhere,maybe at the zoo?and whats an opions?another G.E.D….ballwasher.

    • ThEMVP

      american t.v. are you a foreigner? I don’t see you with any commercials maybe you could endorse Lebrons. I can see you digging through mud trying to get poo with the Heat logo on it. Lebron will not get any endorsements thats the bottom line. And your comments have no rhyme or rythm they are just aimed at belittling Kobe. Mr. 5 rings. How many rings does Lebronze have? Kobe will get his 6th next season and we’ll see who’s the biggest star you muppet. I wanna see you reply to my posts you little hoe ass nigga.

    • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

      hahaha… a foreginer… omg all you know about the nba is on you tube… get the f outta here… hahahaha… i thought you actually knew what was going on… you probably thought kobe’s only sponsor was nutella… hahaha..

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    i`m smart enough to know watching bryant is like watching a retarded michael jordan….lebronze will destroy his lip licking missing 20 shots a game.

    • SHOWTIME4EVA

      we ALL know how smart you are. why do you think lebra.i mean of all people.why lebra?he is like a fourth option.he’s a nobody.a role player.who couldn’t cut it as star player with a very good team. so you think this role player with a reputation as a choke up loser is going to destroy the GREATEST basketball player of ALL TIME. wow your smart.almost as smart as lebra.

    • 242LakerFan

      And when will this happen? It’s been seven years and it hasn’t happened. Seven years and what to show for it? 2 individual awards, a couple of individual scoring titles and a bunch of me-me-me endorsement money.
      Oh yeah, and one huge FUCK YOU to the cities of Cleveland and Akron while bailing out to go ride D-Wade’s coattails. Boy, that really makes Kobe look bad, doesn’t it?
      Don’t like watching Kobe? Don’t. Spare us all the misery.
      Here’s laffing atu, kid.

      • Phone

        Spot on! This dude is so desperate that he’s posting silly things over here. He should know that LeBroke went to D-wade in the same team.. to Beat who? Oh yea.. Kobe and his Lakers. HAHA.. I can’t believe Heat fans still have a chap ass attitude. Will see you in the finals.. If Celtics allow you in the first place. LMAO!

        • ThEMVP

          If LeChoke keeps doing that stunt he does at the start of every game, its bad news. I bet he will kill Wade’s work ethic, I’m glad the Lakershow doesn’t have to play the Cavs anymore, because Wade and Bosh will be posing for pictures and being all arrogant. They won’t get shit titles, you can mark my words, as LeWeak keeps pulling those stunts, they won’t ever smell a title. Dwight dominates those imbeciles wearing Heat jerseys downlow.

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    as long as bryant licks his lips and misses 20 shots a game. he`ll always be good for a laugh..

    • ThEMVP

      As long as you stay in LTB you’re always a good laugh. Gives me plenty of time ea. day to laugh at a wanna-be Heat fan. LMAO

  • SHOWTIME4EVA

    so that turns you on? if a guy licks his lips? go on with that shit.

  • fml

    Lakers aren’t winners of FA until they unload Sasha.

    • ThEMVP

      Agreed.

    • trippleocho

      LMAO, thats a little harsh.

  • jason

    Without Phil Jackson the lakers and kobe cant beat OKC in a 7 game series. how come no one talks about how the lakers would be a better team if they had lebron instead of kobe?

    • 242LakerFan

      Gee, idk, because…it’s a bunch of crap? Just a guess.

    • ThEMVP

      C’mon I’m going to give you a scholarship to “wigger/Heat/anti-Laker” school so at least next time you learn some NBA you fucknut. Kobe is PROVEN as as kid he was proven, I don’t need to listen to some lil scrub try and convince himself Kobe isn’t good. Dude without Lebron you aren’t in this website you lil cocksucker.. I as a Laker fan don’t need to go around all these sites to talk shit to other teams to pump my chest. I don’t see Thunder fans going around acting all “cool”, and their player is the current scoring champion, and they took us to 6 almost 7 games. It’s just one series anyway, if the Lakers had a younger Magic we would mop the floor with Lebron, so what, what’s up with you queers coming on with these hypotheticals. Nobody cares you sore loser, GET THE FUCK OUT. (Disclaimer, I’m white I can call other’s wiggers).