TLN’s Game Report: Lakers vs. Nuggets

The (38-12) Los Angeles Lakers are at the Staples Center to host the (33-16) Denver Nuggets.

Tonight’s run will be the second of three this season, the Lakers lost emphatically against the Nuggets on November 13th 2009 in Denver 105-79.

Normally this is a match up of two of the leagues premier scorers, but with Kobe Bryant and Carmello Anthony nursing injuries, I highly doubt either player will be at or near 100% tonight. Anthony has missed six straight games and is hoping to end that streak tonight. Joey Graham’s streak as a starter might also come to a close.

Kobe is still banged up, but being a true warrior he is aiming to play. You have applaud the training staff for having him able to play as well as Kobe’s mental toughness to remain focused, which is nothing new for the Lakers All-Time leading scorer.

Denver is currently the second best team in the West Conference, four games behind the Purple and Gold. The Nuggets feel that it is their time to take over supremacy of the Western Conference; our Lakers needs to send them the message that ‘it’s not your time’. The Lakers also owe the Nuggets a beat down after their last meeting.

Chauncey Billups was carrying the offense scoring and distributing in Anthony’s absence, but he is also dealing with an ankle injury. Ty Lawson is a formidable player that’s not afraid to run the offense. Derek Fisher and Jordan Farmar will have to play solid defense and force him to change directions and go east and west, as opposed to north and south to avoid his dribble penetration. Lakers have to be aware of as well as limit the impact of J.R. Smith off the bench.

The Lakers need to focus on playing team basketball, being patient, running their offense. They need to establish both Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum in the painted area and look to hurt the Nuggets in this area. The Lakers frontline needs to play aggressive on both ends of the floor and concentrate on attacking the basket. It all starts with the ‘bigs’ getting a lot of touches.

The Nuggets threw double teams at Andrew Bynum early and often in the last meeting. This tactic will be used again, although the Lakers can offset several defensive tactics by using excellent player movement and excellent ball movement.

It was great to see the Lakers frontline being aggressive in the game against the Bobcats and the reserves producing 40 points. If the Lakers receive a contribution from everyone, outrebound this team, and use their size advantage to pound the Nuggets on the inside, the Purple and Gold should be able to dispatch this team with ease. They will have to get it done because there is a tough back to back tomorrow in Portland at the Rose Garden.

Tip-off: 7:30 PM PST

Television -

Los Angeles: FS West (Joel Myers & Stu Lantz)

Denver: Altitude Sports & Entertainment (Chris Marlowe & Scott Hastings )

Radio -

  • Los Angeles: 710 AM ESPN (Spero Dedes & Mychal Thompson)
  • Denver: KKFN AM 950 (Jerry Schemel & Mark Bertagnolli)

Injuries -

Lakers:

  • Kobe Bryant (Avulsion fracture of right index finger, elbow & back)
  • Luke Walton (Pinched Nerve, Back)

Nuggets:

  • SF Carmello Anthony (Sprained Ankle) Out
  • PG Chauncey Billups (Sprained Ankle)
Jeff Little is the pre-game writer for LakerNation.com. Follow him on Twitter.
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  • gugy

    This picture really shows what Denver is all about. A bunch of thugs.
    Hopefully Lakers can take care of business tonight.

  • 007

    Did Pau play last time we played them in Denver?

    • http://www.facebook.com/thejahjah?ref=profile Green Flannel

      No he was in L.A.

  • drive-for-16th

    Lets BEAT THE FUK OUT OF THESE DUCHE BAG NUGGETS.

  • drive-for-16th

    show them wat we’re about, that we are the champions. no mercy, cut em like its butter man.

    • drive-for-16th

      lolol

  • http://thelakersnation pwned

    beat those denver faggots.

  • Kobe8/24

    Great start by Kobe.

  • drive-for-16th

    A FUCKING EMBARRASSING LOSS. AGAIN!!!!!!!!
    WHY THE FUK WAS VUJACIC IN TAKING STUPID FUCKING SHOTS HE CANT MAKE.
    THIS TEAM IS DONE YA’LL.
    WE WILL NOT WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP THIS YEAR. THERE IS NO HEART.
    WE LOST A LEAD AND GOT HUMILIATED.
    ALSO THE REFS CALLED THE SECOND WORST GAME AGAINST US NEXT TO THE CLEVELAND GAME.
    THE WHOLE BENCH NEEDS TO BE FUKIN SHOT.
    WERE GONNA LOSE AGAIN TOMORROW TO PORTLAND. GUARANTEED!!!!!!!!!

  • drive-for-16th

    57.1% FG 68.2%3PT
    FOR THE FUKIN NUGGETS.
    WHERE THE FUCK IS THE DEFENCE.!!!!!!!

  • drive-for-16th

    IM A LIFE LONG LAKER FAN BUT I HAD ENOUGH WITH THESE PLAYERS REPPING THE LAKERS. THEY HAVE NO HEART, WE WERE WINNING AND LOOK WAT HAPPENED, WE GOT OUR ASSES HANDED TO US. THEY DONT UNDERSTAND THAT THE NUGGETS WAT TO BEAT THE HELL OUT OF US CAUSE THEY DON’T LIKE US AND WAT DO WE DO LET THEM AND THEY FEEL GOOD AND CONFIDENT, WHILE ALL WE CAN SAY IS “OH ITS JUST ONE GAME” FUK THE PPL WHO SAY THAT. WE HAD TO MAKE A STATEMENT AND WE FUKED UP. NO FINALS THIS YEAR, WITH THESE PLAYERS AROUND.

  • islandgirl

    I swear!!! – VUJACIC HAS GOT TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Fricking embarrassing when he can’t make the most important shots for crap!!!

    Really, with Vujacic’s 5 million a year contract, they should give it to Shannon Brown. – At least the guy tries his hardest and believe it or not, actually makes the shots!!

    Send the “defective” machine to the junk yard already!!!!!!!

    • drive-for-16th

      S. Vujacic 11:19 MINS 1-6 FG 0-5, 3PT

      • islandgirl

        Exactly! – And we’re playing Portland tomorrow?!? – Heaven help us!!!!

        • Al

          The game turned when he missed back to back 3s and than committed a foul 75 feet away from the basket. Why Phil is playing him is beyond me.

  • drive-for-16th

    Billups – 9-13 FUKING 3 POINTERS. A CAREER HIGH VS THE LAKERS.
    NO FUCKING DEFENCE.21 POINTS IN THE 3RD QUARTER ALONE FOR HIS ASS MOST FROM THE 3 POINT LINE. THE MOST POINTS IN A QUARTER VS THE LAKERS SINCE WILT CHAMBERLAINE WHO HAD 23.
    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME.
    FISH CANT PLAY DEFENCE AND FARMAR CAN’T, AND GIVE ME 10 PERCENT OF VUJACICS MONEY AND ILL MAKE THOSE FUKIN SHOTS.

  • drive-for-16th

    PHIL JACKSON IS A FUCKING IDIOT FOR PLAYING HIM AND HAVING ARTEST ON THE BENCH. AND THAT DOUCHE CARMELO WAS LAUGHING AT ARTEST WHEN IT SHOULD’VE BEEN A FLAGRANT ON GRAHAM.

    • islandgirl

      Can someone please explain to me why Phil Jackson contnues to put Sasha Vujacic in the game when he is completely good for nothing?!

      Sasha’s expression after his 0-5 run with 3 pointers said it to the whole world, he SUCKS and he knows it!!!

      I applaud the Laker fans at Staples for booing him after he left the court because it it rightfully so!!!!

      • No

        They did? Can someone post up a video?

      • LakersBabe

        booed him good. get out of la dude!

    • LakersBabe

      Obviously they must be showcasing Vuyachoke for a trade. Unfortunately he stunk up the court so his value went down.

      The bench is a real problem. That and Bynum’s play against bigger centers. It’s getting embarrassing.

      Don’t give up Lakers fans. We just need to get healthy. Phil should shut Kobe down. Take a few losses, who cares.

      If Kobe is not 100% by playoff time, we are in big trouble. Oh and Mitch Kupcake, get us a point guard ok? Quit pretending everything is fine and get a F***ing PG! At this point I don’t care if we have to eat Hinrich’s salary. Fisher and Farmar just won;t cut it.

      Lastly to all Lakers, try playing some D. Okay? Thanks!

      • drive-for-16th

        um kobe plays bettre then everyone even 40%. hes not the problem hes sendinga mesafge that look, i can play with all of these injuries and still put up 30 and 40 a night and u fuks cant even play decent when 90% or in some cases 100%.

        • JoeGreen

          Again – I agree with you 100%!!!! These other efs on the team need to go!! Kobe is all buss up and he still brings it – plays better than every player on this team even when they are 100%. F – they should be ashamed. Kobe should be effing pissed off and demand a trade again from these effing losers. I wouldn’t be suprised if we don’t repeat this year and kobe goes somewhere else!!!!

          • drive-for-16th

            good pint but im starting to think that thats y kobe hasnt signed a contract yet, but lets be real hes not going no where.

  • drive-for-16th

    Afflalo MADE those two 3s late that sealed it and that was odom and artests fault for not playing defence on him.
    IM NOT GONNA WATCH ANYMORE LAKER GAMES ANYMORE TILL THEY GET WINNING AGAIN.

    • Marwan Marzina

      How was it Artest and Odom’s fault? Odom had KMART or Birdman and Artest had Smith. Sasha was the one that was supposed to get Afflalo.
      I also question that Tech foul on Artest. It shouldve been a flagarant cause it wasnt a play for the ball and Artest had every right to wanna knock his teeth out. And Melo sitting on the bench laughing at Artest. Poor guy doesn’t know what Artest can do if you get on his bad side.

      • drive-for-16th

        sasha went out and artest came in for him so afflalo made 3s on artest and odom.

        • Marwan Marzina

          Oh well, Sasha did take stupid shots and fouled alot. Nothing out of the ordinary.
          Lets just try to break the Rose Garden curse so this game cancels out.

          • drive-for-16th

            well see wat happens, i will not be watching that gamer i cant bear to see us lose again.

  • drive-for-16th

    A LOT OF THE BLAME NEEDS TO GO TO THE REFS FOR NOT GIVING US ANY CALLS WHEN OUR PLAYERS GOT FOULED, THEY GAVE SOME CALLS AT THE END WHEN THE GAME WAS ALREADY SEALED.

    • LakersBabe

      Blaming the Refs is weak. We didn’t play with any heart so we lost. Get over it!

    • islandgirl

      So true! – Kobe had like three guys on him when he was going to the rim and here were hands all over his face and everywhere, and got no call!!!! … No wonder he was pissed!!

      All I could say was “Kobe, be careful of getting another technical. Control your temper with the official as he already has quite few since the season began.”

      I do not blame him for getting upset with the refs. – Sometimes, I wonder if the Lakers, even on their home court, are still getting the short end of the stick! … Every other place gets good calls but The Lakers don’t.

      I mean really! – Be fair!!!

  • drive-for-16th

    This team is tooooooo soft. last year we were tougher.

    • Marwan Marzina

      Yeah, last year we were healthier too… dont you think health is the main issue here.

      • LakersBabe

        the only one that is really hurt is kobe. the scrubs just suck. its not wonder walton didnt play. he cant shoot either.

      • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

        health is a big issue. but,you gotta realize these teams that made a run last year,that we beat!reloaded and are improved.therefore to defend whats ours we’re gonna need more ammo also!an i ain’t talkin about morrison lol

        • LakersBabe

          lol morrison alsways has the deer in the headlites look

  • drive-for-16th

    this loss is gonna wreck my fucking sleep.

  • LakersBabe

    Blaming the Refs is weak. We didn’t play with any heart so we lost. Get over it!

  • drive-for-16th

    ppl sayin. BOSTON-LAKERS finals.
    I say Cleveland-Nuggets finals.

    • Marwan Marzina

      Say what you want. People said that after the Rockets-Lakers game 7 but what did the Lakers do? Prove you haters wrong.

      • drive-for-16th

        im not a hater, i want to believe in the team but i dont think the league(david stern) wants the lakers to be in the finals this year. u all know it, fuckin priness james is so hyped that they’re gonna make him win it.

  • drive-for-16th

    kobe is the only one trying all the time. odom never shows up or bynum didnt do much cause of fould trouble, pau was getting pushed around inside and fisher and farmar and humiliated by billups. sasha just needs to go jump of a fucking bridge.

  • Randy’s Donuts

    Did anyone else see Kobe after the game look pissed as fuk?

    • drive-for-16th

      ofcource dude the team let him down and everyone wanted to sit him down, we would’ve lost by 40 if that happened.

      • drive-for-16th

        vujacic missed really big 3s. like why was he even in??????-

      • LakersBabe

        just sit him. we cant take the risk

    • LakersBabe

      i wud be pissed too! we sucked tonite.

  • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

    played denver twice blown out twice….played clevland twice lost twice…i know we need a trade..but would that be enough,i mean we’re not in the same league as these teams this far..we’re getting beat out right.these teams are much improved.so hinrich wouldn’t have helped that much.their point guard killed us in all theses losses.i know we need a point guard.but we need one with the whole package.score,pass,defence,drive.harris wouldn’t be that either.to repeat we’re gonna need a bigger caliber of trade.like hinrich and noah for some toughness,we could give morrison,sasha,josh.maybe not that bulls trade but maybe another team..but that type combo.cause we need that “very good”guard and some strenth in the middle.we are weak.and we cant answer that.so noah would provide strength rebound,energy is key!!!we dont have that either!so,energy!but any way that’s what i see.we need a point guard full of fire.and a big guy with energy an strength.cause kobe always provides our confidence.shannon an lamar are pulling their weight.pau and drew are finesse.they need back up!fish is good but can’t put in enough minutes farmar aint too bad.if we could just add that guard an get that big energy guy! i would beleave we would be prepared then.but if we cant get that.i dont beleave we can repeat.we’ll see…….. go lakers!!!

  • islandgirl

    Now about Farmar…. He should spend less time trying to be a “wannabe” Kobe and pass the damn ball!!! … The object of the game is to win and protect the championship trophy which the Lakers currently own.

    I know that he is trying to sell himself by showing how good he can be especially with all the “magic” moves that he does under the rim, but newsflash, there is only one Kobe Bryant and he is definitely no Kobe!!!!

    If I wanted to watch some pretty incredible moves, I would pay to watch the Globetrotters play!

    Protect the O’Brien trophy Lakers!

  • Marwan Marzina

    Kobe really played his all today and the refs… well I dont want to risk a $25,000 fine so I won’t say it. Wait I dont get fined, so let me begin….. where do I begin?
    Its funny though, as soon as the game is over, the refs call fouls for the Lakers to say “hey we gave you some calls too” but what good does that do when you are down 13 and get foul calls with a minute left?
    Why would STAPLES refs do so?

    • drive-for-16th

      the refs did that against cleveland and now nuggets. we cant even beat them without carmello.

  • Marwan Marzina

    People say that Kobe always gets foul calls? Ha! Dont make me laugh, Kobe went to the line 8 times. LeBron got to the line 11 times in the first quarter!!!!!!!!
    How can you say that Kobe gets referee treatment when he barely gets to the line compared to LeBron’s 21 times yesterday?

    • Randy’s Donuts

      How bout when Cleveland shot 44 free throws & the Pacers only shot 5! Talk about a fukin joke!

      • drive-for-16th

        IM TELLIN YA’LL THE GAY LEAGUE WANTS CLEVELAND IN THE FINALS THIS YEAR. AND THEY DONT WANT US THERE.

  • Marwan Marzina

    Ok enough venting, I shouldnt really be doing this but seriously as of late, Sasha has been on my bad side.

  • drive-for-16th

    phil is to be blamed for sasha. 11 mins like wtf 0-5 from the 3s.

  • Randy’s Donuts

    I say the Lakers get Nate, didn’t him & J.R. throw down one time, I bet J.R. wouldn’t be doing that dumb sh!t around him!

  • drive-for-16th

    phil had bad rotation today. lets get ready to lose to portland they beat everyone these days without all theuir players. Why the fuk cant we have player slike they do who play hard even though they dont get any minutes. WE GOT ABUNCH OF FUCKING WASHED UP LAZY ASS NON RELIABLE WHITE BOYS ON OUR TEAM.

  • drive-for-16th

    I advice everyone not to watch ESPN, NBA TV OR ANY OTHER CHANNEL THAT HAS US LOSING. CAUSE IT MIGHT PISS YA’LL OFF.

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      yea i hate that shit!!!!i never watch after we loose!

    • Eh

      You know, that actually makes sense. For some reason every time I have it on ESPN, they lose.

      But I can’t stand Joel Myers.

    • Marwan Marzina

      My Man! I thought I was the only one that didn’t watch ESPN or NBA when we lose. It really does piss me off. I feel like getting tickets to Sportcentre in LA or Bristol and just doing the show myself whether we lose or not. That way I wont be bias “The Denver Thuggets walk into STAPLES Centre without their key thug Caramel and they are talking about how they will cause a riot over a win that gets them no ring. They just recently got new tattoos and break them in tonight”

      Hows that?

  • islandgirl

    I live in Portland and am going to the game tomorrow night at the Rose Garden. – I mean, it’s bad enough that I live in Blazers territory, but when we lose to Nuggets because only Kobe had the heart to try to win and then go the following night into an arena which has been a “House of Horrors” for the Lakers for the past five years, I am expecting to get some major smack from people who absolutely hate the Lakers up here!

    If they don’t care to play with all of their hearts, could the Lakers please try to think of their many loyal fans who do not reside in L.A. and try to play for them?!?

    Is that too much to ask? … Oh, and one more request if i may…. I do no hate on Sasha, but could he basically not play tomorrow?!

    • drive-for-16th

      uh maybe could he not play for the rest of his fuckin life, uh or maybe he should give back the money he made already, a big chek of 5 million a year, mitch was dumb to do that. and we have to pay him next year too ya’ll a 5 million dollars. THATS TOO MUCH MONEY. HES NOT EVEN GOOD ENOUGH TO LAND A JOB AT BURGER KING AND YET HE GETS 5 MILLION THAT MUST BE HARD TO HAND HIM THAT CHECK.

      • islandgirl

        Good response! – Made me laugh, even though I am still pissed about the loss tonight!

    • Marwan Marzina

      Ask Phil when you see him there tomorrow. Also tell him to leave a message to Mitch Kupchak to sign Kimbo Slice. Imagine that thing on a team!

      • islandgirl

        Perhaps I should stay up tonight making my “Where’s Shannon Brown?” poster for Phil to see when the bench goes on the floor, huh?

        • KindSir

          Yea, please do and make sure you yell and get his attention too! Seriously phil really pisses me off with his rotations sometimes.

        • Marwan Marzina

          Wasnt there a night once when Phil left Kwame in the game after he screwed up countless times and that lead to Kwame being traded? I think he is just showcasing some of the bench players right now.

          • lakerfan90

            I completely agree but wut a way for sasha to showcase himself. Josh powell wasnt that horrible (when he got in you know this was a showcase)..

  • drive-for-16th

    U KNOW MITCH IS CUTTING IS WRIST AFTER HANDING SAHS ATHOSE 5 MILLION DOLLAR CHECKS.

  • Marwan Marzina

    Cant the Lakers simply buy Sasha’s contract out or is there something I’m missing here?

  • drive-for-16th

    WE HAVE TOO MANY WHITE PPL ON OUR TEAM. LOLOL.
    NOTHING RACIAL BUT COMEON YA’LL.
    WALTON,SASHA,MORRISON,FARAMR = 18MILLION DOLLARS AROUND THERE. NOTHING MORE.

  • drive-for-16th

    The fans should’ve thrown shit at vujacic when he was leaving the floor. or should sneak in and kik his ass. that’ll give phil a excuse not to put him in a game again cause he’ll be hurt.

  • drive-for-16th

    or push him off a fucking bridge in a line with, ammo, walton, and farmar.

  • KindSir

    I really hate the way we play D, and we really need to bring in a defensive specialist coach to help us. Our D numbers are very misleading.. It annoys the hell out of me watching the Lakers play which is why I decided a couple weeks back to cut down on watching them til playoffs. Kobe wanders waaaaay to damn much, and everyone else just doubles off their man leaving someone wide open. SO FUCKIN ANNOYING! Can we actually learn to play some man to man? Another thing, has anyone else besides me noticed how an unusually high number of players set career highs against us? Especially random, nobody players? This is really pathetic.

  • islandgirl

    How about this idea? – How about Maria Sharapova buy out Sasha’s contract so she can have him all to herself and give his 5 million to Shannon Brown who so obviously deserves the pay raise?!

    • Marwan Marzina

      Why would such a great tennis player, and such a hottie, go out with him. Seriously, she doesnt get embarrassed?

      • islandgirl

        Well, with a nickname of “The Machine” who also happens to have a NBA Championship Ring, maybe she thinks he’s the whole package deal?! …. Perhaps?

        • drive-for-16th

          WE NEED TO BOOT HIM JUST LIKE HIS NATIONAL TEAM DID, CAUSE HE LICKS NUTS. THE ONLY GOOD THING HES GOT GOING ON THESE DAYS IS Maria Sharapova. NOTHING ELSE, CANT PLAY ANY FUKIN BALL, HES GONE HOLLYWOOD, I KINDA A MISS ARIZA WE SHOULD’VE GOT RID OF SASHA IN THE SUMMER AND KEPT ARIZA.

      • Eh

        It’s that Euro connection.

  • Marwan Marzina

    I simply cant find something to do right now after the loss. Usually I’d play NBA 2K10 but I’m not in the mood for it.
    How do people feel when Kobe hits a game winner on them? They freeze up and dont know how to act. Thats how I feel.

  • drive-for-16th

    REMEMBER THIS YA’LL.
    FEB, 28 Denver VS LAKERS AGAIN.
    WE SEE THEM AGAIN THIS MONTH.

  • drive-for-16th

    SAN ANTONIO ON MODAY, REMEMBER WAT THEY DID TO US LAST GAME. AND BOSTON ON THE 18TH THIS MONTH.

    • Marwan Marzina

      We got Boston. Anytime there is a game as big as Lakers-Boston, the game is more important than any other of the season.

      So far, the Lakers have losses that they didnt last year. Rockets (@home), Dallas (@ home), Nuggets (@ home), Grizzlies (on the road), Cavs x 2 (@ home and on the road), Raptors (on the road), Clippers (on the road).

      But they won games they didnt last year.
      Pacers (on the road), Magic (@ home), Pistons (@ home), Bobcats (@ home), Hornets (@ home).

      8 losses to the 5 wins.

  • drive-for-16th

    IM NOT GONNA WATCH THE PORTLAND GAME, IM JUST GONNA WATCH THE FINAL SCORE.

  • KindSir

    I’m not looking forward to any of those games.

  • KindSir

    Dear God, please send Kirk Hinrich to LA! PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEE

    • expo

      AMEN!!!

  • islandgirl

    You know what is really pathetic? – Even “Space Cadet” (Radmonovich) takes and makes better 3 point shots than Sasha.

  • drive-for-16th

    I JUST SAW KOBES POST GAME INTERVIEWS, HE JUST GIVING SHORT ANSWERS AND IS FUCKIN PIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSEDDDDDDD

    • Marwan Marzina

      Of course he would be. The refs didnt help, his teammates didnt help (Sasha and bench) except Shannon and LO. It was all him out there.

  • drive-for-16th

    On the Lakers defensive performance tonight:
    “Not good.”

    On defending players that are having a good shooting night:
    “You just guard them, just guard them a little better.”

    On if he’s seen such a shooting execution like the Nuggets had tonight before:
    “Sure. They shoot the ball really well.”

    On how they can bounce back against Portland tomorrow night:
    “Just go up there and get a win.”

    On playing through his injuries:
    “I could still be effective and play. Obviously I’m not as explosive as I was but I can still command double teams, things like that.”

    On if the Nuggets think they’re a better team:
    “I’m sure they do. That’s the responsibility of each team to feel that way. The last two seasons when we played them in the post-seasons, they played extremely well the first two games this season and they have every right to feel that way.”

  • drive-for-16th
  • drive-for-16th

    PRAY TO GOD WE GET A WIN IN PORTLAND TOMORROW IN 5 YEARS

    • islandgirl

      On behalf of all Portland Laker fans (and yes, there actually are some living here in the city), please wish us all the best because I would really like to see The Lakers win this one! – We need this win, if anything else, to bring up our spirits after tonight’s disastrous game.

  • Marwan Marzina

    I just pray to God that Artest doesnt do anything stupid like he was about to in the game. He almost knocked the guys teeth in and that scared me cause I dont want that Indiana Ron back, I want this new LA Ron that is engaging with fans and plays great.
    But Ron wouldve had a reason to hit him. That guy never made a play for the ball.

    • Randy’s Donuts

      I wish Pau and Bynum had that mentality cuz mutha fukers would think twice before driving the paint.

      • JoeGreen

        F – at this point I would love crazy ron to go balistic on some one and put fear into everyone again. This team has no balls except for Kobe!!!

  • drive-for-16th

    I wanted to punch carmello, that fukin douche was laughing at artest.

  • gugy

    Calm down people, yes things are not that great but it could be worse.
    The good of all of this is that Mitch might finally take care of business prior to the deadline.
    The second good thing is, Kobe is pissed and might drop the hammer tomorrow and we finally might be able to lift the Portland curse.
    Third is better have problems now than in April. Last season we had issues, remember the playoffs? Specially against the Rockets.
    We have time to fix all that. I hope Kobe doesn’t play more than 5 minutes at the All Star game. The dude needs to rest for few days. This break will be good.

    Have faith people.

    • JoeGreen

      Why the f does kobe have to do everything? This team is supposedly stacked with talent and kobe still has to have the game of his life for this group of losers to win.

      Trade bynum, morrison, walton, sasha, farmar, powell, LO, gosh – a bunch of overpaid cocky losers!!!!

      Play the fing game – beat the crap out of other teams and then you can be cocky you cock suckers.

    • islandgirl

      I have faith in our Lakers! – It is just so darn irritating to see Queen James acting like he’s all that because they have won 10 in row! … His arrogance irritates the royal crap out of me!

      Even Kobe has always had respect for other people’s home courts! (i.e.: dancing and rubbing it in when you are winning on another team’s floor and throwing up chalk into the air before the start of a game….)

      It really goes to show who the “real” MVP is in the NBA this season! … And I am not talking about stats which Kobe would have if only his body agreed with his heart!

      • drive-for-16th

        kobes put up 35ppg a Fucking game, but still no MVP.

        • drive-for-16th

          81 in a agame NO MVP, outscored an entire team STILL NO MVP. The league doesnt want to respect Kobe, and yet lebron still is the favorite to win the mvp thsi year. This league is a fucking joke.

          • islandgirl

            Down right irritating! – The MVP award should not only be based on game stats but also on how the player carries themselves on other team’s courts and how they respect the fans of the other teams that they play!

  • drive-for-16th

    and no name player graham should’ve got a flagrant but no the fukin refs dont want to call anything on the nuggets. we zshould seariouly talk to the league about thsi shit, file a fukin complaint or SOMETHING.

    • JoeGreen

      I wish Artest kicked the living crap out of him. Put notice on other teams not to f with the lakers. But i guess that he would be suspended for a long time – so maybe just a kick to graham’s balls – and carmello for laughing on the sideline. What an ass!! I hope Artest really throws him down in the next game. Take his effing head off.

      • drive-for-16th

        lebron, carmello, all these type of players dont have much respect for the game,its all fun and games to them and cockiness, they’re not like the other players who have come before them and changed the nba.

  • drive-for-16th

    and no name player graham should’ve got a flagrant but no the fukin refs dont want to call anything on the nuggets. we zshould seariouly talk to the league about thsi shit, file a fukin complaint or SOMETHING….

  • drive-for-16th

    SORRY FOR THE REWRITE.

  • drive-for-16th

    GOERGE CARL MIGHT PLAY KOBE 40 MINS IN THE ALL STAR GAME TRYING TO FUK HIM UP.

  • drive-for-16th

    even the reporters asked if that the calls werent being blown on our side. as they were on the nuggets side.

  • lakerfan90

    Ive said it multiple times now that THIS lakers group as is will NOT repeat. We desperately lack an outside shooter, which makes it easy to defend us (they double team kobe and protect the paint) and like everyone knows, need a pg upgrade. Not to mention our bench hasnt showed up wen it matters and we all know kobes injury woes. Were just not deep; now i know why kobe DOESNT sit out. Imagine if he hadnt played tonight, wed lose by 50. As soon as he got out towards the end of the third denver made their run. Is it safe to say we should hit he panick button? This was clearly our WORST loss of the season…

  • THE WARLOCK

    Chill…not that big a deal! …Lakers be just fine! …Every Nugget shot lights out for the majority of the game-Only K-Mart had a bad stretch! …Will not happen four times when the “Chips” matter most!
    …Love seeing the Artest of old… Only needs to keep that justified rage in check, for the sake of staying in the game!
    …Only a couple of things to worry about against a repeat, besides the injuries, of course… The everlasting lady-like approach that Gasol brings, as if it were a non issue, every night to the contest, and the obvious fact of how Kobe doesn’t get a lot of obvious fouls called for him, on almost every given night…
    The question is… Is it a personal thing-(hatred), coming from most of these rogue officials against the Black Mamba, or is it David Stern’s NBA league wide mandate? …Hmmmmmm