Postgame Report – Round 1, Game 1: Lakers vs. Hornets – Disconcerted Effort (109-100, Loss)

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Andrew Bynum sat on the bench, his face resting on his folded hands. He looked on as his teammates finished the game on the floor, probably wondering what more he could have done. Bynum’s been on and off the active roster due to injuries this past season, but he has never allowed it to affect his enthusiasm for his game, his team – at least not this season. On a quest with the Lakers to achieve something so very few teams have accomplished, a threepeat, it is this type of attitude that Laker captains Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher have preached time again the last few seasons – pushing and willing yourself and your team through adversity. Based on today’s game, it seems just a handful of Lakers understand this philosophy. Some, unfortunately, still need to be reminded.

Pau Gasol, who averaged 22.3 ppg on a 71% field goal percentage and 12.8 rpg in the sweep of the New Orleans series in the regular season, produced just eight points on 2-9 shooting, six rebounds and six assists in almost 38 minutes of playing time. At halftime, he had attempted just five field goals, tried just twice to score in the third quarter, and hit just his second shot of the game in the fourth and final quarter. Phil Jackson was asked during a break how Gasol could come out of his shooting slump and Jackson said simply, “Shoot the ball.” Gasol spent the afternoon roaming the perimeter, at one time attempting a corner three (?!). His midrange jumper wasn’t working for him today, but instead of being aggressive and fighting his way to the rim, he chose just to shoot less. His offensive production could have been a forgivable part of today’s game, had he at least been productive elsewhere, but even his efforts on the glass were lacking (six rebounds in 38 minutes!) and his defense was even more laughable. Going one-on-one with Chris Paul (33 points on 11-18, 14 assists), he got burned time and again.

Lamar Odom – it’s a good thing Sixth Man of the Year votes were due before the playoffs. Otherwise, today’s performance might’ve swayed voters’ towards another player. 10 points on 3-6 (two three-pointers late in the game when the outcome had already been decided), ONE rebound and two assists in almost 31 minutes on the floor. After the best regular season of his career, Odom opened the post-season with this putrid effort. That he Twittered before the game about live tweeting during tonight’s episode of Khloe & Lamar, it’s difficult not to assume where Odom’s mind is during such a significant part of the season. If rebounds truly equal effort, then Odom’s ONE board says an awful lot about what and how he helped his team lose today.

Other than the loss, today’s game was a complete waste of solid work from the players on this Laker team who did decide to come out into the playoffs swinging. Kobe Bryant, 34 points on 13-26, four rebounds, five assists and a block. To say he was in post-season form would be an understatement. He did it all for the team today, probably forced to compensate for the help that Pau Gasol wasn’t offering. He hit 7-8 from the free throw line, unafraid to get to the painted area and absorb the fouls. He distributed the ball to open teammates, and, despite running the back of his neck into a courtside seat at the end of the third quarter, continued to push forth in the final 12 minutes.

Ron Artest, 16 points on 4-8 and 11 rebounds, was a ball of energy on both ends of the floor. Andrew Bynum, 13 points on 4-7, nine rebounds and two blocks, played with no less than his best despite the foul trouble. Derek Fisher, eight points on 3-8, five rebounds and two assists, was feisty on defense as well. He may not have stopped Chris Paul, but as Phil Jackson has said before, containing a player like Paul is a concerted effort, and the Lakers were as disconcerted on defense as a team as they ever had been.

Had the Hornets actually converted some, if not the majority, of their 10 missed free throws, this wouldn’t have been such a close game, especially with the exceptional play of New Orleans’ bench, who outscored the Laker reserves 39-21.

It wasn’t enough to play through all the injuries they had in the regular season. It wasn’t enough to drop five games in a row before the season ended. It wasn’t enough to lose back-up guard Steve Blake indefinitely and have to call up Trey Johnson from the D-League. And apparently, it wasn’t enough to have Matt Barnes’ injury lingering longer than anticipated. The Lakers have added another hurdle to their long list this season, losing their home court advantage to a New Orleans team that most people projected they would sweep. Lamar Odom said before the game that pressure is a good thing. Well, here’s your wish, Lamar. Your team is down 0-1 in the opening series. How will you and your teammates respond to this?

Box Score
Pre-game Thoughts: That the Lakers swept the Hornets in the regular season means little. It doesn’t matter if New Orleans isn’t big enough or that they’re short a main player in David West. This is playoff basketball and the Hornets are probably tired of all the sweep talk and are eager to put all the naysayers to rest. If the Lakers know what’s good for them, they’ll play up New Orleans’ weakness (size) and win it the easy way.
Half-time Thoughts: 55-48 – The greatest advantage for the Lakers the big men (Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom) have combined for just 14 points on 3-11. The Hornets are killing the Lakers with their ball movement (16 assists on 24 made field goals), but most of all their energy. The home team looked rattled on defense (allowed 59% shooting), stagnant on offense (shooting just 42% from the field) and if they just don’t look ready for the post-season. They need to figure out a way to turn Chris Paul into either a scorer or a playmaker (not both, as he leads the Hornets 11 points and 10 assists) and they absolutely need to play up their advantages inside. Kobe Bryant leads all scores with 16 points on 7-13 but he needs more contribution from his teammates.
Most Thoughtless Play(s)/Player(s) of the Game: Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom – The two keys to the Lakers’ quest for this threepeat chose not to participate in today’s game. It is one thing to have a bad shooting game, but to have a bad shooting game keep them from doing anything else at this point in the season is a shame and a total disappointment.
Most Thought-filled Play(s)/Player(s) of the Game: The players who DID come to play today – Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, Andrew Bynum and Derek Fisher – aggressive offensively and energetic defensively. Unfortunately, it takes more than four players on a team to win a game and the Lakers are no exception.

Anna Gonda has been the post-game editor for LakerNation.com since the 2009-2010 season. Between post-game reports, she's a full-time advertising coordinator for an academic publisher and a part-time photographer. Favorite Lakers: Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher. Favorite Laker Moment: Game 7, 2010 Finals against the Boston Celtics.
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EBSP2NHQGTSVYUHYANRNCEYDUM 123KID

    keys to next game:
    -limit cp3 from the paint.
    -do not let pau guard cp3
    -i say kobe guard cp3, fish on bellineli, and try artest on ariza.
    -stop landry, ariza, and bellineli
    -once again INSIDE then OUT. get their big guys in foul trouble.
    -start quick and punch on the gas.

  • Anonymous

    Just like in 09 against the rockets down 0-1 after a game 1 home game. SIMPLY PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought we traded kwame for gasol cuz i swear that was kwame out there today. A wise man in a TV commercial once said “Its called Defense its in the dictionary under D-E-F-E-N-S-E”. Lakers need to look up that definition and then PLAY SOME DEFENSE!!!!!!!! In lighter news at least that games over and i dont have to watch that any more. Hopefully they clean that up I predicted Lakers in 4-5 obviously im changing it to 5-6. They need game 2 or i might flip the panic switch.

  • Pjamoua

    All you fools have put your faith in Lakersland Nostradamus and he has let you all down. LA at home against a NOH team without David West LOST. I am ashamed to call myself a Lakers fan. All you guys kept calling LA in 4 LA in 5 and none of you ever thought that New Orleans just might win this series if today is not an indication for us than someone tell me what is. I warned you all not to listen to nostra and now we all are laughing stocks at least Spurs have an excuse. WE DONT

    • laker101

      ??

      • Pjamoua

        Where have you been

  • Anonymous

    If anyone has any news on Aaron Gray’s injury plz post it.

  • Bigshotbog

    Here are the words to their new theme song, “I see your true colors shining through.” I’ve been saying that their hubris is going to be the end of them and here’s the proof.

  • Barracuda

    The poor boys have a history of not playing well in DAY Games!

  • Kaceychea24

    the fuccing refs blew the game, then pau blew it with his confusion. He was sleep walking then lamar stepped in n picked up where pau left off. they woke up after the game. fucc them. fuc pau, man up dawg. stop being such a bietch n let those little azz mother fuckers who think they r tough push u around man. DUNK on them. BLOCK the shiet out of their shiet. GROWL n SCREAM at those mother fuccers. ODOM n BYNUM please DO the same thing. be BIG play BIG dunk BIG. IF ya’ll do that we will be undefeated ‘cus KOBE will do the rest.

  • hoop247

    the fuccing refs blew the game, then pau blew it with his confusion. He was sleep walking then lamar stepped in n picked up where pau left off. they woke up after the game. fucc them. fuc pau, man up dawg. stop being such a bietch n let those little azz mother fuckers who think they r tough push u around man. DUNK on them. BLOCK the shiet out of their shiet. GROWL n SCREAM at those mother fuccers. ODOM n BYNUM please DO the same thing. be BIG play BIG dunk BIG. IF ya’ll do that we will be undefeated ‘cus KOBE will do the rest.

  • hoop247

    the fuccing refs blew the game, then pau blew it with his confusion. He was sleep walking then lamar stepped in n picked up where pau left off. they woke up after the game. fucc them. fuc pau, man up dawg. stop being such a bietch n let those little azz mother fuckers who think they r tough push u around man. DUNK on them. BLOCK the shiet out of their shiet. GROWL n SCREAM at those mother fuccers. ODOM n BYNUM please DO the same thing. be BIG play BIG dunk BIG. IF ya’ll do that we will be undefeated ‘cus KOBE will do the rest.

  • Touch Me

    All you fools have put your faith in Lakersland Nostradamus and he has let you all down. LA at home against a NOH team without David West LOST. I am ashamed to call myself a Lakers fan. All you guys kept calling LA in 4 LA in 5 and none of you ever thought that New Orleans just might win this series if today is not an indication for us than someone tell me what is. I warned you all not to listen to nostra and now we all are laughing stocks at least Spurs have an excuse. WE DONT

    • Lakerland Nostradamus

      You only come here when the Lakers lose and still call yourself a Laker fan.
      Fuck you bro! Real fans have faith from beginning to end and are not quitters like you.
      Be at least a man and tell us who you really are.

      • Touch Me

        I am really a Lakers fan like I have been saying for the last couple years to you. I always show up win or lose. Tell me what I am suppose to make of a HOME loss with Davis West injured. Don’t be prowling around here saying have faith, i see another ring on the way when clearly the Hornets may be better at least from what I saw in game 1. My faith is in the top teams losing so we get an easy path to finals. We accomplished it by beating the Kings. Im happy we got the Hornets than Mavs rather than Grizzles and OKC. Ive been a Laker fan since I was 6 and turing 30 in a 2 weeks. I hate bad perfomance and you should too

        • Lakerland Nostradamus

          I will just say this. Last 2 seasons I said they would win it all and you every single time said the opposite. After every time you came here looking like an idiot.
          What you lack is faith if you are a lakers fan something I truly do not believe because the way you act.
          So that said I will not be surprise to see you looking like an idiot for the third time. Keep the good job hater!

          • Touch Me

            You are correct they did win it the last 2 seasons. I said that assuming all the teams competing would be in good health. Injuries play a big factor. I act the way I act because I demand perfection, and they way we lose is terrible. How u can have faith after we lost at home w/o West is beyond me. I look at that like NOH are favorite to win the series knowing they now have homecourt and shook the Lakers confidence. Ill be here win or lose. You stick to the crystal ball ill stay with sheer inteligence. To your credit you showed up after that embarrassing defeat.

          • Lakerland Nostradamus

            I always show here winning or losing bro.
            No team is perfect and you expecting Lakers to play 16-0 in the playoffs is just not happening. This team play a certain style and the same style has been proven right 2 years in a row. If you don’t like them go support another NBA losing team, something that you already has.
            That said, you coming here ONLY when the Lakers lose is a proof you are no fan. Give up bro, nobody here believe in you. LOL

          • Touch Me

            We went 16-1 in 2001 when we beat the 76ers. That 1 loss was a fluke it shoulda been 16-0. Just like you we have used this website for 3 years now win or lose. Im a hater of bad performance ill always be a Lakers fan just not the way you expect me to be. I bash the Lakers when they play pooring. Every Laker fan knows that when they lose its the end of the world because we have high expectations and standards.

            No one in their right mind will come on this site for 3 years bashing and praising the Lakers unless they are a true Laker fan.

  • KingsOfTheWest

    The Refs blew this game.

  • kingsOFTHENBA

    stupid fucking refs!!!

  • http://twitter.com/jackyangDOTinfo Jack Yang

    Well. I got nothing good to say about Gasol’s performance. WHAT THE BLEEP! 8 points (2-9) in 38 minutes!? They should have benched him and played Bynum instead.

  • Hallwalter1234

    Gasol played GaSoft send him back 2 memphis 4 his LITTLE BROTHER MARK HAS MORE HEART! GASOFT SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIM SELF!#HEARTLESS

  • SHOWTIME4EVA

    I guess Kobe was the only one who remembered we had a playoff game today.

  • Jonny

    Kobe need to guard CP3, as he shutdown Westbrook last year to win the series…

  • http://twitter.com/Twon25 Myron Williams

    I love this team and we’ll figure it out, but wahts up with the site? It was great the way it was. Thers no count down, and no hype video that i come to expect around this time. I mean thers even more white than gold like the white jersey we dont do as well in. But like the Lakers i love this site and beleive they’ll figure it out.

  • Nick

    This is what u call a bench?? trey johnson shannon brown and Nick Lachey…oops i meant matt barnes, that cute little mo-hawk got me confused. This bench is just putrid. L.A is just really lucky they didn’t catch Memphis or the Blazers, because despite their heart N.O cannot win the series, but u all ought 2 be ashamed of yourselves. What a joke L.A is Artest blows getting torched by marco bellinelli wtf??

    • Anonymous

      Hey Nick, your left hand called. She said to tell you that she prefers the lotion you used Friday night watching iCarly to the stuff you used yesterday during the Laker game. Something about the scent driving her wild…I don’t know. You should talk to her.

  • Guildtank

    Lakers crapped out again. I really do not enjoy watching them this year, even if they win the whole thing. They have no heart, arrogant and act like they deserve to get paid millions without putting 100% effort in front of the fans who pay for the tickets to attend the games.

  • Tyler

    Very disappointing. Our bigs, Particularly Pau did not show up. Gasoft decided to make an appearance today and get out hustled by Gray. Not the way the Lakers wan’t to start the post season. I don’t think they have lost game one since 09 to the rockets. And now our point guard problem is truly showing. Without blake, fisher can not even hope to guard CP3. Putting Kobe on him might work, but he could get in foul trouble. Let’s hope the Bigs show up tomorrow and win. Especially since Gray, we need to win game 2

  • Luke Sucks

    The Lakers are still sleep walking. Pau chose to disappear again rather than fight through his shooting slump. The rest of the team was not much better. Clearly the Lakers have no one that can contain CP3.

    The league needs to re-evaluate the “swing through” fouls called on the defensive player. It works for Kobe but that doesn’t make it right.

    • Anonymous

      Those swing through fouls are a joke. If the shooter is making a natural shooting motion, that is a foul, but a wild sideways swing through a defender’s arms? Sometimes even jumping sideways? No one shoots like that! It’d be a judgement call, yes, but not a very difficult one. If the motion is not a natural one then it’s an offensive foul or a no-call at best.

  • rondo

    To many shots by yours truly. Need to play within the flow get player more involved. Lakers will not win if shot nut continues his gunning.

    • Anonymous

      “To many shots by yours truly.”
      Dude, I didn’t see you on the floor! What number you wear?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DX2L4BAEZEK2FDR7AG573N66YY Ronald M

    When Pau does not perform the Lakers have Bynum and Lamar. Kobe need to start looking more for those two guys.

    • Anna

      Lamar scored 4 points and had one rebound. He was on the floor without Kobe often and he still didn’t do jack.

    • Anna

      Lamar scored 4 points and had one rebound. He was on the floor without Kobe often and he still didn’t do jack.

  • KaPau

    To much damn dribble penetration, Gasol was nowhere defending the paint, Bynum can’t cover every freaking mistake on defense that Gasol makes. Gasol makes no effort in defending the paint or dribble penetration, that’s why they got killed, but it’s no biggie, they will make the adjustment and after Kobe called out Gasol, this series will be tied 1-1 and I don’t see the Lakers losing again this series.

  • lakerman34

    Fisher? Really? A blind, one-legged, 2 yr. old girl could have done a better job guarding Chris Paul. Hopefully we get Blake back soon.

    • Anonymous

      Well, let’s sign her up!

  • Anonymous

    The Lakers looked like a guy with a hangover, fumbling around in the dark, feeling for that light switch on the wall. Pau was less than impressive and Landry ate him up like Tyson with an ear sandwich. Lamar was okay, but not up to standard. The bench gave an effort but were relatively ineffective. All around, it was an average game that the team deserved to lose.
    That said, let’s get serious about this series. The Hornets played their asses off. They were getting everything (including a few calls) to go their way. Wild shots were banking in. Guys were tossing up 15 ft floaters, tear-droppers off the glass over the bigs, threes from everywhere and they were falling. They played nearly a perfect game against us and we played a ho-hum game. And it was still in reach.
    Can the Hornets play completely out of their minds for three more games and expect the same kind of lackluster game from us? I doubt it.
    So it won’t be a sweep. But do you honestly think this team can win four of seven against us?

    • Touch Me

      They beat us at home and they didn’t have David West what does that tell. You are the same joker who thought this would easy wise up

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I’m the one guy who thought this would be easy. It was just me. LOL
        I never predict sweeps in the playoffs. Especially the way this team has been playing over the last few weeks.

        • Touch Me

          You got a point there. Game2 is a must win. I am happy that it will be the NOH and Dallas rather than Memphis and OKC. We just don’t need to treat them like we did the Rockets 2 years ago. We are coming of off 3 straight finals appearances we dont need extra games let the Celtics plays those

          • Anonymous

            Agreed on all points.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6UUB3RDMO3B5TJSHHEVVFJ32AM Cecil

    Guys its too early for all the complaining. Remember when the lakers 1st went to the finals under PJ during the 2000/2001 Philly comes to town and beat the lakers in the 1st game and Allen Iverson was bragging how the Sixers had heart and the Lakers i believe went on to sweep them. The Lakers simply do not play well early Sunday morning for whatever reason they just don’t. NO/CP just played harfder then

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6UUB3RDMO3B5TJSHHEVVFJ32AM Cecil

    1st post incomplete posted again

    Guys its too early for all the complaining. Remember when the lakers 1st went to the finals under PJ during the 2000/2001 Philly comes to town and beat the lakers in the 1st game and Allen Iverson was bragging how the Sixers had heart and the Lakers i believe went on to beat them. The Lakers simply do not play well early Sunday morning for whatever reason they just don’t. NO/CP just played harder then the lakers and believe me CP knows that and it sure would be nice if the crowd got into because as you can see they did not show up until the 4th either. Unfortunately dedicated fans who really support the team cannot afford the tickets. Its going to be alright quit ragging on the team or just make it easy on yourself and become a Clippers fan. In closing i like it When Michael Cooper is on the Sports Zone post game show because he always shows faith in the team unlike some of the posters and the writers on this blog. It really is quite sad how people filpflop, it just goes to show LA fans do whine quite abit

  • Bish1321

    Fucking Pau is a pussy and LO is an attention whore, just like that man he married. If it weren’t for Kobe, I would hope the Lakers lose just to teach those idiots a lesson and remind them of what losing feels like. However, as long as Kobe is on the team, I will root for them. He deserves to win more than anybody in the league, and it would be a shame if those aforementioned players were to ruin it for him. On a side note, I am glad that Ron showed up to play. Also, I liked Bynum’s efforts, but those idiot refs kept calling him for BS fouls.

    • Anonymous

      Dude, Pau and LO spent their first several years with the Clippers and the Grizzlies. You don’t think they know what losing feels like?

  • DCLakeshow

    It’s hard being a Lakers fan, here on the east coast. Even harder defending the Pau “Gasoft” chants after games like this. Yes…he had a bad game. Yes… it does happen to every player. BUT..this season, it seems to happen a lot more than not. My only defense for him during the regular season, was just that… IT WAS THE REGULAR SEASON. It’s playoff time now. Kobe can’t do it alone, nor do we want him trying. Stop hanging your hat on the fact that we’ve been to the last 3 finals, in your 3 years with us. If this were Memphis, that might be a big deal. This is Laker Nation, and we EXPECT greatness when the playoffs start, whether your name is Michael Cooper, Robert Horry, or Pau Gasoft… I mean Gasol.

    • Touch Me

      I am on the East Coast too. I live in Michigan where everyone talks up Lebron, Bulls Celtics etc. There are some really great and true Laker fans here in Mich. Over here Pau Gasol is a laughing stock and all Jordan fans are begging for someone to dethrone the Lake Show so that Kobe and MJ dont get mentioned in the same sentence.

  • Nate Mcmillian

    Wow so all you morons what is your excuse for this loss? Now you cant be saying this team has nothing to play for this is now the playoffs. Pau Charmin Gasoft needs to grow some balls and play defense, how could he not take Chris Paul in the post the guy is 6,0. Yo Smush we have a spot on the team you may take Dick Fisher’s spot. I am sick of Fisher’s dumb ass driving in get a clue dipshit you get blocked every damn time. Kobe playing horrible d on Ariza come on Bryant this is your former team mate and you do not know how to guard him. Ron Adobe Artest committing stupid fouls and bricking every shot he takes. Matt Barnes obviously needs to realize chucking Matt Barnes obviously shaved off some of his brain while getting his most recent hair cut. Only Players that showed up was Kobe and Shannon.

    • Odom the player

      In addition, no one will address the problem of this moron Dick Fisher driving in even though he continues to do it. If Kobe and Phil want to save their season they need to tell him to stop doing that this moron has never ever been able to do that in his whole career. Would somebody tell Pau Gasol and Lamar Odumb that the playoffs have started. Staring at someone is not defense apparently those two believe it is. I have seen hundreds of playoff games but have never seen a team that has given such little effort in defending their title. I am so glad the fans gave them a well deserved round of boos to help them get off the court.

      • Anonymous

        Man why you gotta keep digging at poor Dick Fisher? It’s bad enough he’s so untalented, unathletic and plain ungifted that he has to constantly live in the shadow of his cousin Derek, the five time NBA Champion and one of the most clutch shooters in the NBA, but then you keep bringing him up and ragging on him and rubbing it in! How cruel!

        • Odom the player

          I’m so tired of some of you living in the past. This dick fisher is killing our team right now. Driving to the basket has never been his game. Thats like Shaq starting to shoot 3 pointers. He can’t and never will be able to do it. I’m sorry if you’re one of those people stuck in the past. Dick Fisher Sucks

          • Anonymous

            Man, Dick Fisher isn’t even in the NBA! I think it’s just cruel for you to keep bringing him up and making him relive his shattered dream. You should really stop torturing the poor guy. What did he do anyway, write you a bad check or something? Did he steal your girlfriend? Why do you feel the need to do this to him? Talk about living in the past!

          • Odom the player

            As a matter of fact he did write me and every other fan out there a hot check by trying to do things he can’t do. Yes dick fisher is in the nba, he tries to play the point for the lakers.

    • In LA We Trust

      Hey, Ariza got 6pts only man. Horrible D? Yeah right.

  • Anonymous

    Kevin Ding makes the same point as I tried to earlier. The Hornets played at historically high levels and we still could have had that game. This is not a level of play that a team can sustain for a whole playoff series.
    http://bit.ly/gsKXPT

  • lakers2000

    Wow. I can’t believe we lost on a Sunday! lol My friends and I said they would lose on Saturday night. Not worried at all.

  • John Thorpe

    This Laker team is old and tired. Their shining star has started to decline (KB24). Time to start working on the next dynasty… Get to work Mitch and Jim

    • http://twitter.com/jackyangDOTinfo Jack Yang

      lol. Some Lakers fans you are. It’s one loss. We lost early in the Boston series last year, and came back. This is Hornets we’re talking about. We’re fine, Gasol (and LO) just have to show up next game.

    • Barracuda

      The Lakers have a history of NOT playing well in (early start) DAY Games!…this year they have lost ALL of them.

      The Hornets played nearly a perfect game against the Lakers and won a close one.

      I still do not believe the Hornets can win four of seven against them!

  • In LA We Trust

    Guys, for those who are watching tomorrow, scream hard as you can. Show our team your energy, so they’ll gonna feed off of our energy. This is the playoffs, you can’t just seat around and watch, lets give these Lakers a boost!!!! They’ll be pumped up and they’re gonna put on a Lakeshow!! Lets chant MVP-MVP-MVP for Kobe guys! Lets show them our support!!!

    Oh yeah, John Thorpe, Lakers are OLD?! Kobe starting to decline?! What are you saying?! Kobe has a lot of injuries, more than you had in your life, his playing with 5 injuries, but he still can carry his team, he can still score 30+ pts. That’s a warrior right there! If anyone deserves to be the MVP, Kobe should be the MVP!

    All you haters, just shut up and talk after June, alright?

    • hoop247

      do what this guy just said. scream to scare the shit out of the new orleans faggots

      • In LA We Trust

        They should try to get their moneys worth, cause theyre all just bumming around as if they were like watching it on tv. Show some love LakerNation!!!! We got this!!! SUPPORT OUR TEAM!! 3peat!! SCREAM YOUR LUNGS OUT! They love it when fans are screaming for them! and then the visiting team will get intimidated! LETS GO! Its the playoffs guys!!! Show some intensity, the players will feed off of out energy! HERE WE GO!

  • In LA We Trust

    Guys, for those who are watching tomorrow, scream hard as you can. Show our team your energy, so they’ll gonna feed off of our energy. This is the playoffs, you can’t just seat around and watch, lets give these Lakers a boost!!!! They’ll be pumped up and they’re gonna put on a Lakeshow!! Lets chant MVP-MVP-MVP for Kobe guys! Lets show them our support!!!

    Oh yeah, John Thorpe, Lakers are OLD?! Kobe starting to decline?! What are you saying?! Kobe has a lot of injuries, more than you had in your life, his playing with 5 injuries, but he still can carry his team, he can still score 30+ pts. That’s a warrior right there! If anyone deserves to be the MVP, Kobe should be the MVP!

    All you haters, just shut up and talk after June, alright?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Rodriguez/1603357004 Chris Rodriguez

    I’ve said

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Rodriguez/1603357004 Chris Rodriguez

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: We have got one of the worst home crowds in the league. It’s pretty pathetic