History repeated itself Friday night as the Lakers lost their ninth straight game at the Rose Garden in Portland.

This game was dominated by the Blazers from the beginning as they shot better, got the more loose balls, and never let the Lakers get back in the game. The Blazers shot over 50% while holding the Lakers to 43%.

The game changed when Bayless came into the game early in the first quarter and scored 16 quick first half points. He only finished with 21 points, but he only played 21 minutes and made his first five, with three of them from downtown.

Every Laker starter hit double-figures, but the Laker bench did nothing tonight. The Lakers also fouled a lot committing nine more fouls leading to 29 extra free-throw attempts for Portland.

Now, the bests of the day…

Top 3 Laker Performers

1) Lamar had 15 points, 13 boards, 5 assits and 4 steals.

2) Fisher had 15 points including four threes.

3) Artest had 13 points on 3-4 three point shooting.

Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Kobe took 37 shots. That should never happen unless he is scoring 81 again.

Play of the Night: Fisher’s four point play in the first half.

What to Look for Next Game: The Lakers take on the Bucks Sunday night at Staples. Should be an easy W.

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  • Heron

    When will Kobe learn? These performances only give credit to his haters, so why does he continue to give them material?

  • http://www.jackyang.info Jack Y.

    Kobe really shouldn’t have shot so much tonight especially when his teammates were shooting well tonight.

  • KindSir

    C’mon Kobe, what were you thinking jacking up so many shots? Also for your “what to look for next game” thing you really need to stop putting “should be an easy w” against teams that it should be an easy W against. I mean how often do we get an easy W, even against the crappy teams? Not very.

  • drive-for-16th

    WE HAVE ISSUES ON THIS TEAM, I DONT THINK THEY REALIZE THAT, OUR BIGGEST ISSUE IS OUR BENCH PLAY, SOMETHING HAS TO DONE ABOUT THAT. Now im more pissed at thi loss because they beat our asses with 5 or 6 of their players missing. We had one missing now what does that tell you guys. Sasha needs to be shot he sucks and farmar and Powell plus morrison. WE HAVE THE SHITTIEST BENCH IN THE NBA.

  • drive-for-16th

    Thsi team is making easy wins loook like their playing in the game seven of teh finals.

  • Al

    Last game 10 for 30, this game 14 for 37 with 5 turn overs…that’s shameful…now look at Roy, same points, but 9-11 shooting. Kobe single handedly is loosing the games for Lakers.

    • http://theLakersNation Marwan..

      How many times did Roy get to the free throw line?
      Many of Kobe’s shots were fouls that werent called so it counted to his FG%

  • H1/N1

    It is becoming more apparent each day that TLN has people who are not knowledgeable about the game of basketball penning these articles.

    The bench scores a collective 10 points and you say KOBE was the worst player of the night?

    32 pts 8 reb 7 asst is all of sudden Smush Parker numbers?

    • http://www.jackyang.info Jack Y.

      I do agree Kobe is not bad enough to be listed as STD. However, Kobe shot a very low percentage today. He also had 5 turnovers.

      • H1/N1

        I respect that, and it’s fair to say he had a bad shooting night.

        But to say he is the “Smush Parker” of the night is just downright preposterous.

        I understand that ESPN gets off downing Kobe, but I would think the TLN authors could differentiate between blaming Kobe and just stating he had a bad shooting night.

  • Lakers 24 7

    I think Kobe should continue to post up more since Pau is out. That will attract doubles and free up open shooters. It worked so well in the beginning of the season when Pau was out again. He should definitely go back to operating from the post again.

  • mambafan

    i think this team isnt as good as everyone assumes. we have serious issues on the bench and with the lack of effort. seeing jr smith and birdman (as much as i hate them) reminds me how lame our bench is. i dont like kobe taking 37 shots however, he bring the effort every night, and i respect that. i wish everyone on the team had that attitude. im not so naive to think that everything is gonna get better when pau comes back. we have serious issues and a trade aint gonna fix it.

  • thanhttrinh

    we gonna lose the next meeting to this team, the BLAZERS !
    we didnt have Pau and they lost 6 players ? can u explain me how come we couldnt get a W in that building since 2005 ? please

    • http://theLakersNation Marwan..

      1 starter. 4 bench. Big deal. If we lost Pau, Sasha, Farmar, Powell and Morrison thats the same as what they lost.

  • mambafan

    and…its ridiculous to think that kobe has like 4 injuries and is playing. pau has a sore hamstring and is sitting. i know its important to be healthy for playoffs, but its also important to have home-court throughout. the lakers got lucky last year when the magic made it to the finals, instead of a team that had a better record.

  • thanhttrinh

    was this a good opportunity to snap that losing streak ? i just afraid of the Blazers if we gonna face them in a playoffs series and dont have homecourt advantage, no repeat !

  • thanhttrinh

    last year we were lucky cuz we didnt have to face them in 2nd round, we can clean out the Rockets however we cant beat portland, thats the fact, if we want to repeat ? ok, try to figure out the ways to rout this team on their homecourt, nothing is guarantee if we face them and have no homecourt advantage !

  • Jim

    Is it just me? Or did it seem like Portland would come down, swing the ball around the perimeter and always end up with an open shot. Then the Lakers would come down, the ball would stop with Kobe, and we usually ended up with a difficult contested shot on our end. Because we’re not moving the ball crisply and sharply, we’re working way too hard to get an open look.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Kobe and think he is the best player in the game, but 37 shots? The next most attempts by any Laker was 13 by Bynum. It’s easy for the opposing team to defend us when they know that Kobe is gonna go one on one nearly every time down.

    We need some firepower off of the bench, they got 21 from Bayless, (who averages 8 a game btw) and we got 10 points from 5 reserves who played tonight. Something’s gotta change, if we continue to play like this, another ring is out of the question.

  • thanhttrinh

    like i said, they understood the way we play, they know how to play tough the Lakers, thats why they always win at home, and i think we better try to figure out the way specially to play portland, to play this team, because they’re not the other teams
    Triangle offense only effect to 28 others, not to play Portland because the way we play is half-court offense then they play us full court and brought out energy, they get every single opportunity on steals, turnovers something like that but we didnt, and the way they play is so quickly, its a different level when they play us
    anyway, try to find out how to get offense easy basket, get back quick in transition because this team is running real quick, they moved the ball well and understand how to break triangle defensively and thats the way the play through us every single game !

  • drive-for-16th

    Everyone knows how to beat us “Attack their bench and Kobe.”

  • lkrz008

    wow thanhttrinh grammar issues u dnt make too much sense bud (no hate just saying)

    They beat us not by “attacking our bench and kobe” but by working on EVERY possession, being aggressive and getting to the free throw line (just look at that disparity its ridiculous), running their offense and controlling the tempo, and more importantly with SPEED which is beginning to be easily noticed. The lakers just have to play smarter; i don’t blame Kobe; he was trying to get us back in the game and many attempts were put backs and led to easy buckets for others but i do agree that he he should pace himself more (37 shots is extremely excessive unless he’s shooting lights out) and distribute more wen faced with double teams. The bench was their regular selves (no surprise there although i do think phil has them scrambled with his irregular substitutions) but i really want to see how we play with EVERYBODY healthy (that includes luke). Not time to panic, yet…

  • drive-for-16th

    when kobe got fouled they didn’t even call those fouls, if it was lebron he would’ve had so many free throws. All of those 37 shots were fouls which weren’t called. OUR TEAM NEVER PLAYS WITH EVERGY, and when they finally figure it out that they are down then they try their ass off when the game is pretty much done.

    • pauer

      I was at the game and the officiating was insane! Im not saying that thats the reason we lost but really 39 free throws to 10? Are you kidding? Lakers couldnt get a shooting foul, and they would call everything on the Lakers. Smae thing happens everytime in that building.

      • daboss1848

        rofl – refs? really?
        the stat looks absurd 39-10, yes. But, did u actually watch the game or were u just there to mingle? They attacked the paint every time down the floor, whereas we shot from outside (28-15 attempts from 3; 95-69 attempts in total)

      • daboss1848

        and that doesnt include the brilliant decision to get in the chest of the guards starting at halfcourt in an era of no hand checking

        • JerryWest

          or if you are Sasha it would be 93 feet away from the basket.

  • drive-for-16th

    we shouldn’t play sasha at all, WE NEED A BETTER BACK UP FOR KOBE, HE PLAYED 40 MINS TODAY.

  • drive-for-16th

    SOME OF those 37 shots were fouls which weren’t called

  • vlade4kobe8

    I’m a die hard Laker fan and It just pains me to see how this team comes out and approches games. They come out these past games since xmas day like their shyt don’t stink and not matching these teams effort from the start, the only game they have in the past two weeks was against the Mavs, I dont’t know about some of you but it ruins my day and night when they lose a game, they should know every team is gunning for them and every team will play their best and make most of their shots against use, its like their finals to beat the Lakers I know we aree missing Pau but this team should be the best in the west with Pau or without. The bench is horrible Farmer doesnt run the offense, Sasha is a piece of trash Shannon is ok Josh became trash this year and Mbenga is Mbenga, But I can’t blame Kobe on this one, yes he did take alot of shots but if he would of had 50 points and won we would of been praising him. Bynum needs to start acting and playing like the All Star he wants to be,Ron Ron needs to be like Ron in Houston and Sac demanding the ball and not missing easy layups or lose the ball everytime he goes to the basket and Fisher all I can say is that we are stuck with him he does turn the ball over alot and cant guard anyone but we didnt notice it to much last year because other players knew there role and did their job and we can hide him most of the time at least Cavs and Celtics also lost tonight and the Magic

  • The Mamba24

    Guy, it’s just a bad night for the team. Let’s chill, we still have the best record in the league. Although I am a little concerned about the inconsistent bench play. I think we need someone with energy coming off the bench.

    And also, are people upset that Kobe took too many shots or is it because he missed them? Coz if he had made most of them shots people wouldn’t be saying anything.

  • http://57.amklac KOBESWALLOWS

    so the MAMBA DIDN`T HIT A BUZZER BEATER.?..GO KOBE!

    • lakers2000

      He buzzer beat your mom!

  • http://vinginor@aol.com onlyone laker fan in L.A.

    Dont panic remember is playoffs he uses on 7 players.
    True the team s in a slump but Phil knows whats going on.
    La mar and Bynum ,Artest need to play harder,old man fish needs to sit go after Alston if hes still around.
    Farmar is a waste Sasha is a bust and Ammo hillbilly pot head bust,Mobenga is a cheap center with no skills

  • lakers2000

    I hate to cry foul against the officiating, but….. I was literally screaming at the TV watching the Blazers get home court calls. We don’t get calls like that. Don’t get me wrong, we played poorly, but how many no calls did Bynum get. I was glad to see him get pissed and start playing with fire, but damn it, why do the refs seem to blatantly make one sided calls and then start giving us good calls when the game is obviously over? This is freaking pissing me off! Am I the only one that sees us getting touch fouls continuously while it seems the Lakers have to play marine ball to get a basket inside? Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh! I love this game. Go Lakers.

  • Mark Crissman

    Fish….we need more than one assist from a starting point guard,as much as we love your many years of unquestionable contribution to the game …maybe it’s time to give up the starting roll and give a chance to a younger quicker Jordan Furmar.

    • daboss1848

      Fish’s job is to cross half court, give the ball to KB and find a wing to shoot from. PGs in the tri do not create opportunities for the team when running the offense. Farmar and the bench have a little more free reign to abandon the tri and create havoc with the dribble.

  • LakersMike31

    Wow…how many blowout losses do the Lakers have now? It seems like every loss is a blowout. I know they only ended up losing by 9 or something, but they were down by 20…AGAIN. They just don’t feel like they have the same passion as they did last year. I remember most of their losses last year were nail biters…they would play well and barely lose. This team right now seems grossly overrated. They’re 28-8, but they don’t play like a 28-8 team. Even when they win, they look really, REALLY bad doing it. So much for all that talk about this being one of the greatest teams of all time. They’re not even the best team in the league right now. Records don’t mean anything. Does anyone here honestly think that a matchup with a full-strengthed Celtics team would result in a W? Cuz I don’t. The Celtics are gonna mop the floor up with the Lakers if they continue playing like this. The Cavs already did! I’m a real die hard Laker fan, and I have been a Laker fan all my life. I need to force myself to lower my expectations this year for this team, cuz otherwise it’s gonna be a huge disapointment. This is easily the most FRUSTRATING Lakers team in recent years. Kobe’s group that missed the playoffs in ’05 played harder than this. It seems strange to complain about a 28-8 team. But dammit, the expectations were just so high! I’m not so much worried about the record as the quality of play. The Lakers were playing at a much higher level last year. They didn’t let teams punk them like this. When the Lakers were down by 20 to someone, we were shocked! Now, it seems that we sit and watch games and pray that they don’t find themselves down by 20 every game. The Lakers should be steamrolling teams, resting starters in the fourth. I criticize because I care. And one more thing…Ron Artest for 5 more years? The guy is ALREADY a shell of his former self. Ahh, where’s the Rolaids…I got heartburn again…

    • LakersMike31

      I would like to reiterate…RON ARTEST SUCKS. I lost count on how many times he’s lost the ball dribbling into the lane or has had his shot blocked. I think he’s had his shot blocked this year more than any other player in the league! Does someone know where to look for that stat?? The guy has NO lift in his legs. We got shafted. We couldn’t guard Melo and Lebron last year, and we STILL can’t can’t guard them. But now, we don’t have a quick, nasty, high flying, hard-fouling forward…he plays in Houston. And don’t forget…Ariza was nasty on the court. Remember that foul on Rudy Fernandez…he’s still recovering from that! Ariza was our tough guy. You don’t have to be 265 lbs and crazy to be a teams tough guy (see Bruce Browen who perfected that role) Ariza was that guy for us.

      • daboss1848

        and if Ariza took our offer (same offer he took from HOU), he would still be our guy.

        • LakersMike31

          If I remember right, an offer was never made, according to Ariza. He was told to go out and get an offer from someone else, to see if the Lakers would match it. Then the Lakers turned around and signed Ron Ron the has-been.

      • daboss1848
        • LakersMike31

          interesting interpretation…at any rate, the Lakers screwed themselves by getting Artest for 5 years. If they were gonna overpay someone, it might as well have been Ariza.

          • JerryWest

            Over pay for Artest? Almost every team in the league would have given Artest that contract.

          • LakersMike31

            To Jerry West: Yes, overpay for Artest. And no, not every team in the league would have given him that contract. Artest is done as a star in this league. Now he’s just a decent player.

          • JerryWest

            I said almost every team would pay the midlevel for him.

          • LakersMike31

            Doesn’t matter…we still got him for too many years.

          • LakersMike31

            And what difference does any other team make, anyway? What matters is his worth to the Lakers, not other teams.

          • JerryWest

            He is worth more than Ariza that is for sure.

          • LakersMike31

            Not really. I would still rather take Ariza. Artest is WELL past his prime. We’ve got the has-been version of Ron Artest. Accept it.

          • JerryWest

            Have you looked at Ariza’s numbers? Can Ariza guard Melo or Lebron? ahhh NO

  • Rollin

    Approaching midseason and their energy is dropping against teams that are fired up and coming out to beat the “champs”. Without PAU in the game the ball definitely stops at Kobe and everyone is standing around again ball watching. They play D here and there but give up way to many open looks and b-lines straight to the basket. Teams seems to role the same plays over and over and they (Lakers) seemed to be “fooled” every time. I mean how many baskets do you want to give up to the same player on the same spots?!?

    The Lakers need to make quicker adjustments, stop thinking no team can beat you, and start playing with a purpose. If pounding on the inside is working keep doing it. If the other guy keeps picking and popping for an open 15 footer put some hurt on em and switch on D. IF they just watch the film from previous games you would think they could counter what teams are doing against them. I have not seen anything new come out of their offense or defense in a while. Start the game, fall behind, and play uphill until hopefully Kobe can hit the buzzer beater to win. I mean come on how many of these do they think they’re going to get this way!?!? Odds are if they CONTINUE to play like this we won’t be seeing them in June.

  • mambafan

    i miss ariza bad. i know artest plays good d, but it seems he isnt bringing any offense or a lot energy either. ariza’s play was what fired this team up last year. i hold my breath every time artest is dribbling. even when he is the only starter on the floor with the bench, the offense doenst run thru him. especially in those situations he has to enforce his offensive will.

  • 09champs!

    damn “Laker fans”, WTF, we lost two games and this site is full of guys bashing the lakers, c´mon. Everybody was so happy when we got Ron Ron, I dont know if I believe the stairs story, but he got injured somewhat and got staples on his head and elbow, so its not easy to get over that in 3 games.

  • drive-for-16th

    Is it only me or any one else that Pau is pissin off by sitting out every fucking game while kobe has more injuries and still playing and fighting, now what does that tell us about pau, that guy gets scared of a lil injury, and hes actin like hes back in memphis. To be honest guys we’ve always had warriors to wear a laker uniform, and now this team except for kobe we have a bunch whining pussies.

    • daboss1848

      just you . . . i watch and they play for POs and rings not reg season wins.

  • drive-for-16th

    Artest doesnt even play any Defence he gets out run by everyone, lebron made him look liek a lil bitch, he couldn’t guard branden roy, i don’t see the hunger. He need to play with the intensity he used to play with in sac, indiana, even houstan, but he knows theres kobe and pau here maybe he thinks he doesnt have to do much.

    • daboss1848

      how did KB do against Roy?

  • drive-for-16th

    I bet magic Johnsons dissapointed in this team too right now, i dont think hes ever seen a championship lakers team do this bad before, and show no passion.
    I think our defence sucks is because KURT RAMBIS LEFT ya’ll. None of the other coaches are that good at defence, Kurt Rambis was a big part of our sucess last year.

    • daboss1848

      every1 (in here) was ripping our defense last year too – short term memories.

      (by the way, we lost to POR 94-111 and 98-106, last year)

      • LakersMike31

        And that makes it ok to accept embarrasing defeats?

        • daboss1848

          where do i say its ok? i only point out that there is no reason to have menstrual cycles during the lakers season – crown them champs after wins; panic and trade every1 after losses.

          • LakersMike31

            no panic, just the recognition of disturbing trends. double digit beatdowns are alarming, no matter what your record is. It seems as though a lot of losses are coming in this fashion. There’s a difference b/t panic and concern.

          • LakersMike31

            The feel of this season is much differenet than last years, to me. The team seems to have no drive. Last year they seemed supremely motivated.

        • daboss1848

          theyre coasting, no doubt. To me, its KB’s game thats of concern – the trust, team orientation seems to have regressed from last yr. Where’s the tri passing, the p&rs, the penetration and dish – – few and far between.

          • LakersMike31

            Agreed. He does seem to go into solo-mode a lot more this year. And everyone else seems to be OK deferring to him, with the exception of Shannon, who comes into the game and doesn’t hesitate to put up shots. But you’re right, it does seem that Kobe deviates from the offense quite often. But is it because his supporting cast has failed to come through for him on a consistent basis? I mean, we’re seeing lower FG percentages across the board, aren’t we?

  • drive-for-16th

    we cant just blame kobe all the time, the guy tried to carry the load, he didnt trust them last night either cause no one did shit, you all saw it. He did force a lot of shots which which could’ve been foul calls too, Its the team that should concerns the people the most, not kobe cause he can get right back on track he knows hsi shit, where other guys don’t when they start fucking up eg, Vujacic who started doing bad last year and everyone said he was in a slump and all that when we all know how the fuk do u stay in a slump for a whole year and now again even shittier this year. Thats the shit that concerns me not Kobe.

  • drive-for-16th

    DOES ANYONE KNOW IF PAUS PLAYING TOMORROW!

    • http://theLakersNation Marwan..

      Visit my twitter, I got the updates there, I cant be bothered typing the thing.

      Twitter.com/TLN24

  • http://theLakersNation Marwan..

    I came here to speak to Laker fans but I guess I’m on the wrong website. Just a bunch of Laker haters here.
    Guys cool down, a loss is no big deal. Currently, we are the same team as we were last year, record wise. Keep in mind that Pau, Luke and Artest were out, we were better than last year. So cool down, wait for the team to get healthy, and for Kobe’s finger to heal.

  • http://theLakersNation Marwan..

    Our only .500 loss was to Clippers but thats understandable since it was a back-to-back with Rockets.
    Other than that, Lakers lost all to playoff teams. Thats pretty good for losses considering how the Celtics, Magic, Cavs lost to .500 teams more than Lakers did.
    Cavs lost to Raptors, Bulls, Wizards, Bobcats, Grizzlies, Bobcats (again).
    Celtics lost to Warriors, Pacers, Clippers, 76ers.
    Magic lost to Pistons, (destroyed by) Thunder, Bulls, Pacers, Wizards, Raptors.
    Lakers only loss to non playoff team was Clippers.

  • drive-for-16th

    that makes me feel better, but it still gives stupid ass analysts a chance to talk more shit about the lakers, they never tak about cavs or the celdicks, they only see us losing and how we have so many problems and how cavs are a better team and now they put lebron up to no 1 in the mvp voting and kobe is 2nd now. Even though we have a better record and we even have players hurt and they are all healthy. Stupid ass espn and nba tv fags always need an excuse to talk shit about us. When cavs lose, they poin out all the positives for them and for us its always the negatives.

  • http://theLakersNation Marwan..

    Thats haters for you. Just another reason to win the championship. Last season was the same thing “You cant win it without Shaq” What did Kobe do? Proved them wrong. This is just fuel to the fire.

  • thanhttrinh

    ESPN + NBA TV = stupid bandwagon, when we took the lead 3-1 to The Magic in the Finals, guys from ABC[ espn] said KObe is the best player on the planet, and said u cant guard #24 or something like that, then the new season started and same group, same guys hating us now, im fcukin’ getting tired to hear some stupid opinions like that

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    Why so many Artest haters? Ariza didnt have a chance in the world of Guarding Melo or Lebron so Kobe had to do it. Kobe had to guard Durant too. The only player that Ariza had to guard in the WCF was Billups cause they had equal speed and Ariza had length over him. Although Artest didnt stop Lebron, he slowed him down. Lebron scored way less than his average and his FG% was less than average too. Keep in mind that Artest was guarding him til he fouled out, which is when Lebron got on fire and knocked down shots and also got tho the FT line.
    Artest is infact, the defender they were looking for, long before Ariza came to the Lakers. They were talking about having Artest back in the Sacramento days and that was before Ariza was on the Lakers. They were talking about having Artest even with Ariza on the team, and the reason they told him “go look for an offer and we’ll see if we can match it” is because they made a play after Artest, and if they didnt get Artest, they wouldve paid for Ariza. Go after the better player, if that failed, stick with what they had. Besides, Ariza is a ROLE PLAYER, Artest has shown he can lead a team, he lead the Rockets with TMAC and Yao out. Ariza cant lead the team. Besides, hes shooting worse than he has been with the Lakers. Shows he cant create his own shots like Artest can. Although Artest doesnt have the hops, thats not what basketball is about. If you want that, go watch the Harlem Globetrotters play. They can jump onto the ring (exaggerated for purpose), basketball is about physical play, toughness and plowing your way to the ring. Artest can do that with his body, and although he is slow, he is hard to get around because of his body. The reason Melo was doubled last season was because they knew Ariza couldnt guard him so they sent help for him. This year, Artest knows his responsibility and said “Nobody help me, just let me guard him and get out of the way” and Phil trusts Artest can do that. You gotta remember if it wasnt for Luke Walton, Ariza would never be a starter. In fact, Ariza wouldve been a bench player til now and he wouldnt be valued what he is now. Walton told Phil “put me on the bench, and put someone else to start” initially wanted to be Lamar, but Phil wanted him as 6th man. Walton allowed Ariza to be what he is today. One last thing, Ariza lost us more games than he won for us.
    -Against Philly, Lakers had a foul to give, and they were up by 2. Iggy got the ball and Ariza didnt even guard him, just put a hand up from 2 feet away and Iggy drained it on him. Low IQ there.
    -Game 2 WCF, jumpball, Lakers gain possession. It was a one possession game and Ariza lost the ball and the Lakers went on to lose.
    Although he did help us, I thank him for that, but you gotta look at the big picture, Ariza was a ROLE PLAYER at best, other than that, he is a bench player. Artest is a great defender and was DPOY for a reason, otherwise Ariza couldve got one. He is the defender Lakers need whether you like it or not. I know I like it, I love Artest’s D, he didnt let Durant do anything, and with Lebron… Lebron can thank the refs ;)

  • drive-for-16th

    Eric Snow = the biggest laker hater. Hes always suckin on lebrons dick, and now shaq too. Last year he said shaq was old and and that he wasn’t able to do what he use to do when he was in L.A. This year he said you can’t guard 1 on 1 still. That shaq would put up 20 and 10 if his numbers were up.

    • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

      Well Eric Snow WAS a Cleveland Cavalier and judging by his basketball skills, he shouldnt be talking. That guy was so bad, that Fisher would outplay him in these days. Not saying Fisher is a bad player, just saying he is getting slow but is still better than Snow.

  • drive-for-16th

    “if his minutes were up”

  • 242LakerFan

    sHere’s my take on the Lakers’ losses. Our losses have been by an ang 14 pts. That means that when we lose, we’ve played badly. But we’ve won a lot of close games. That means that when we play badly, we don’t always lose. This says to me that we’re mostly beating ourselves. There’s time eniugh in this season to straighten it all out and go into the Playoffs at our best. Other teams aren’t beating us, so our problems are things we can do something about.

    • skim

      finally some1 that makes sense

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    at least some cupcakes are coming in we can beat up on…we`re good at beating softer than us teams….

  • http://vinginor@aol.com onlyone laker fan in L.A.

    Pass the cup cakes.
    Marwan your 100 percent right on Arrtest vs Ariza.
    Fisher has lost his Mojo that was simple from last year
    he helped win the Championship but needs to retire.
    Alston was on trade blocks go after him dude can shot.
    As for Eric Snow he was a Laker in the trade and we cut him sso yeah he has Laker hate.
    Pau ,Luke Ron as soon as they get rollin so do the lakers