If you missed it yesterday – The Lakers Nation was mentioned on AM570’s PMS (Petros and Money Show). Matt “Money” Smith (host of Lakers Line) had some interesting thoughts on the term “Nation” being used when referring to a community of sports fans. Do you agree with him?

We here at The Lakers Nation have taken his thoughts into consideration and you know what? He’s right! As of May 2008, TLN will buy an island, elect officials, establish its own currency and start charging its members (or “citizens”) taxes. All in an effort to make us an official Nation.

But I digress… Hopefully everyone at AM570 loves the Kobe/Gasol ’08 stickers. Even though Petros said on air that he didn’t know what to do with the stickers… which is understandable since he’s not a Lakers fan, we caught him on the live video feed taking the sticker with him as he understandable left the studio.

Here’s the clip…

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  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Haha. I love them.

    I’m glad we took a poll on a new name when it came to it. The people decided the name :)

  • Rinnegato

    Man, those guys were rough… :(

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

    u gonna charge tax to TLN members? :(

  • http://myspace.com/hzm hZm

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    … Its a joke.

  • mfoznot

    who cares?


    Man,forget all this,anybody got any……..Sun Yue news.

    It’s boring at work today,I need something to talk about.

  • SILO


  • xtro

    Them two egomaniacs along w/ hater hartman and joe mcdonald ought to be banned from the air waves. Viva Joe Grande and Vic the Brick!!

  • gjoob

    Don’t worry about Petros and Money’s comments. The sticker is the best and the Laker Nation Rules!

  • http://www.ratednfornasty.wordpress.com Andrew

    These are the most annoying radio personalities I’ve ever heard in my life. Good thing I’m a TV man.

  • lakerschamps08

    hahaha lol they hating…
    so we gonna have a new name???

  • Lakers4Life

    The Lakers Nations for life!!!! yahoo!!!!

  • lakaluva

    I called in yesterday and they hung up on me as soon as I said I wanted to give props to TLN for the bumber stickers. I kept calling back but never got through. So I left this on the message boards today.

    Petros: What do you want us to do with them?


    I’m willing to bet money that you would gain more respect by doing that versus running your big fat Laker Nation hating mouths!!!

    Money: “Im not a Nation guy… blah, blah, blah. Its not Laker Nation! Blah, Blah, Blah. They do not constitute a Nation… they are not a Nation, they do not have an elected government, and pass laws, and have seperate branches, and keep checks and balances. IT IS NOT A NATION!”

    Wake up you azzhole!!! You just gave the definition of a Government… NOT A NATION!!!

    Nation: A nation is a defined cultural and social community. Inasmuch as most members never meet each other, yet feel a common bond, it may be considered an imagined community. One of the most influential doctrines in Western Europe and the Western hemisphere since the late eighteenth century is that all humans are divided into groups called nations.


    P.S. If you dont like the bumber stickers, wait until you get a load of THE LAKER NATION FLAGS!!! Coming to a store near you, JACKAZZEZ!

  • two0one7

    Most of the guys on 570 are a joke. You would think a Laker radio station would have radio hosts who are Laker fans. You would think a Laker radio station would be supportive of Kobe (hater hartman).

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    It doesn’t bug me – I was opposed to the name – truth be told – until we decided on it as a poll. Now I love it. Besides, the fans voted on it. How can we go wrong? I think since it’s days as GetGarnett.com, we’ve accomplished a lot. Kam, Jim, Shane & I try to bring you the best we can as fans. I enjoy this website and am as proud of it as every video I create.

    LakersNation – as voted on by the Lakers fans – lives on! And like Kam said, Petros took the sticker via webcam. ;)

  • LakerMan JSJ

    Kinda harsh calling the sticker gay since it’s just a light-hearted support of our boys. I still enjoy that show though. Petros & Money are pretty damn funny.


    Someone needs to tell this “JACKA$$” about allegories and metaphores. I mean we all know we’re not an actual “NATION”, for crying out loud. We are aware of the mere fact that we live in the United States of American and we consider that as our NATION. Why is he wining about the title “Nation”? This guys is an idiot. I don’t really listen to that show, but I will from now on just to call him and tell him how I feel about his stupid comments.


  • http://www.myspace.com/dbricks DBricks

    Negative publicity is def better then no publicity…and this guy is a laker hater he was offered to travel with the team for the playoffs and he said no…but i guess thats radio for ya…conflicting personalities make for good radio

  • king.manu

    he is a stupid bitch!!! we are a nation! period!!!

  • http://myspace.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    Glad to know you all support the only Nation that matters!

  • lakaluva

    Petros is a damn BLOWHORN!!! I would rather listen to ducks quack then listen to this guy on the radio.

    LD2k, what we should do, is have a poll here on this site, and vote that the Loose Cannons should not allow those two clowns (Petros and Money) to come on there show and literally take over the show for atleast 30-45 minutes a day. I turn the radio off as soon as I hear Petros mouth. I see why Hartman told him he would kick his fuccing teeth in. Excuse the language. But we should do the poll and send it to them… more publicity for TLN:)


    For real,does anybody have any “REAL” news to talk about….no…….anybo…F!@$ IT,I just can’t to wait ’til the game comes on.

  • Mitch4Pres

    wtf why are they hating like that? that was unexpected i thought theyd appreciate it like john ireland. thats just messed up keep ur heads up people.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Who cares. We got our job done. The stickers are in good fun and we have gotten great feedback from the fans.

    I personally love the PMS show and think Matt Money Smith does a SUPERB job with Lakers line. Rock on PMS, thanks for the honest opinion.

  • varsityoptimism

    Petros and Money are my two favorite people in the entire world! And i wholeheartedly agree with their assertion that calling this website “The Lakers Nation” is asinine.

    Readers of this blog in no way constitute a nation.

    end of story.

    i love the p.

  • http://www.otrbasketball.com/ lakersfan17

    You guys should if send them to the Lose Cannons, not this clowns…

    Great name we still love the name and the site. :)

  • http://swishtheball.net Billy Kupchak

    this n’t be thelakersnain, it should be lakerations or lakersworld because we are more than just one nation:

    Spain (pau Gasol)
    Italy (kobe)
    Yugoslavia (vlad)
    congo (dj)
    slovenia (sasha)

  • http://myspace.com/hzm hZm

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    Let me take you back to what lakaluva said…

    “Nation: A nation is a defined cultural and social community. Inasmuch as most members never meet each other, yet feel a common bond, it may be considered an imagined community. One of the most influential doctrines in Western Europe and the Western hemisphere since the late eighteenth century is that all humans are divided into groups called nations.”

  • sandy

    As a Lakers Lover Fan For Life! GO LAKERS BABY!!!!
    The “NATION” means LAKERS you know we all LAKERFANS! have something that joins us together and that’s that we are all laker fans that’s all one nation all together in a lakerworld. if you know what i mean the NATION meaning all kinds of people being ONE because we Like The Lakers :) that’s my opinion..

    Lakersfans=ONE NaTION

  • sandy

    that’s a great name for the website too :)
    gotta love it..