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#1 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 12:08 AM

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 12:20 AM

If we lose Game 7, I do hope that someone on the Nuggets makes a statement: "Close-out games are very easy."

It will be epic.

Nothing to say concerning Kobe. He's doing what he's supposed to...and more.

Gasol needs to grow a pair. His job is to facilitate out of the post when Drew is on the bench, grab more than three damn rebounds, and hit his mid-range jumpers.

Bynum should be walking into Game 7 with a better attitude, joining the team in all huddles. Each time he catches in the post, he needs to go up with it immediately. Also, his help defense has been garbage. Great job in getting 16 boards...didn't do a damn thing other than that, though, and we didn't sign him up to play like Danny Fortson (who was always brought in to rebound a ball, and he would average 16+ boards PER 36).

Sessions has to shoot the ball when he has anything open inside of 23 feet.

Barnes needs to focus solely on defense, little scoring.

Brown has to play Artest quite a bit, avoid the small three-guard lineup because it's horrible. Blake cannot defend anyone on Denver's roster, and he cannot create for anyone on ours, so the less time, the better.

Win or bust. This is it. I expected every bit of this. Mike Brown knew we couldn't run the "four in, one out" offense because running an offense through Bynum requires shooters, and it was obviously not going to work from the start. In addition to that, it would mean that Drew takes a few less shots than he wants, facilitating a bit more than usual, and Brown should have known that Drew already thinks he's a [expletive]ing superstar franchise player.

A big thank you, in advance, to Kobe (who has worked his ass off trying to win this series) and Jordan Hill (who I had high expectations for, but not this soon...and he has hustled more than any other big we have).

Let's see who will be the lucky team to get their asses kicked by the Thunder.
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Posted May 11, 2012 - 12:27 AM

I'll be there.

No matter what happens I just hope our guys come out with a lot of intensity, passion, and energy. Play defense and communicate with one another. If things go south I hope our guys don't just give up, rebound, attack, and play D with everything you got.

Win or go home, time is now, lets do it guys!

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 12:52 AM

Damn it RD...

We got this Lakers. Cmon.

Edited by Jackson, May 11, 2012 - 12:52 AM.


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Posted May 11, 2012 - 12:54 AM

Just let me see the passion. Thats all, a win would be great but just the damn passion. Win or lose! Play like you deserve your pay checks! Play for the fans who bleed purple and gold ! Play for your families! Play for laker [expletive]ing tradition! and play for your damn selves! You guys individually and collectively considering how talented the core group have been underachieving and thats an understatement! Play for yourselves and with pride! Just bring it and leave everything on the floor!
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Posted May 11, 2012 - 03:29 AM

Anything less than a blowout win would be unacceptable. But wait, do we really want to get swept against OKC if we get past Denver?

Anyway, the only thing I expect is the whole Lakers Nation inside the Staples Center to boo Pau Gasol and then Andrew Bynum. They deserve it.

Edited by Nak, May 11, 2012 - 03:48 AM.


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Posted May 11, 2012 - 06:31 AM

After game 6, i was so dissapointed and sad and i needed something to avoid crying out of fury. After seeing the press conference, i was so sad about kobe and thinking about his situation got me soooo pumped, i hit the gym and hit those [expletive]ing threes! Even im pumped right here thousend miles away from the humiliation of game 6. Let anyone without heart go after this game.

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 07:41 AM

Barnes needs to show up same with gasol

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 08:00 AM

Hope everyone shows up tomorrow night...its win or go home now. Hope they play like they have some damn heart and passion....Make this 4-3 lakers!

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 08:39 AM

Didn't expect to be going to a game 7 at all or even expect to lose in the 1st round.


Oh well hopefully the crowd is crazy loud and the players show up. Also hope Denver is nervous or something and has a bad game.

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 09:14 AM

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 09:48 AM

Let's just not go down 0-13 in the first 5 minutes.

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 11:42 AM

I wanna see a practice or shootaround report for today. I can't imagine Brown gave them the day off

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 12:22 PM

I Hope Staples is Loud as Hell Saturday

I Hope Pau Play like a 7 Footer Saturday

I Hope Bynum act like a Grown Man Saturday

I Hope Steve Blake Make some 3 pointers Saturday

I Hope Sessions Is Aggressive Saturday



and Play some Defense too
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#15 J-H!zZl3

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 01:12 PM

I'm hoping for a win. All I want to see are all the players playing with the intensity that Drew continues to say that they lack after every loss. Despite Barnes' horrible play I have nothing bad to say about him because despite his injury he always plays hard and Kobe and Hill have played with heart all series.

Hopefully Ron can bring that energy on both ends of the floor. I'm actually excited to have him back.


Edited by J-H!zZl3, May 11, 2012 - 01:15 PM.

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 03:28 PM

I have an idea.. It involves smart basketball and hustle.
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Posted May 11, 2012 - 07:34 PM

Hopefully Ron gives us the motivation we need :/

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 07:39 PM

whoz guarding Miller

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 07:43 PM

Miller is blowing past Blake and Ramon. Gotta put Metta on him

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Posted May 11, 2012 - 08:18 PM

Metta World Peace return will go a long way in our effort level tomorrow. I think we have huge games from the necessary players and roll to a double digit win.




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