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  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:01 PM on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Kobe be done this year. So for some Laker (?) Fan Bloggers, no need to kick him around anymore. Oh, to my Laker Bloggers friends alike, be sure to watch 48 minutes (DVR) of YOUR Lakers (minus Kobe). You’ll just love it, unless you didn’t enjoy last night’s game. I am counting on (I know some don’t like the term, TRUE LAKER FAN) all of us to put in the time, don’t flee the sinking ship boyz and girlz.

    Just think of the progress our future young stars (Davis, Lin, Black, Price, Kelly, Clarkson, Sacre, Jonhson) and company will make now, wow! Just the thought gives me thrills and chills! I know they haven’t been any good yet, but just you all wait! Wooohooo!

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 11:52 AM on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Lakers = very : (

    Note: Since we are allowed a 2nd team, I am still thinking: Spurs or Cavs or Warriors? I will let you know.

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 11:59 AM on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m waiting with bated breath, DJ. : )

    • AK27

      AK27 12:00 PM on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Allowed ? What do you have to do ? Appear before a tribunal or something ?

    • mclyne32 (Director) 2:13 PM on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ll let you root for the Warriors because I am!!
      Plus, Klay has strong Laker ties so I’ll always root for him.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 9:18 AM on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    I like SwaggyP but that schtick doesn’t go over well when you’re playing like crap and you’re team is on the verge of a double digit losing streak. Byron put a foot in his azz last night and rightfully so. Gotta know when to turn that shyte down a notch. With Kobe gone, it’s all B.Scott’s show now…

     
    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 10:33 AM on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m with you ‘cept for the liking Swaggy P part. The FO has seriously overestimated the draw of its roster.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 12:15 PM on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not sure what was up with the Swagster last night, but it wasn’t a good look. He’d better get his act together .. and in a hurry.

    • humanomaly

      humanomaly 12:26 PM on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yeah, watch the end of quarters, where Kobe used to take the last shot, Swaggy doesn’t have the skill set to be “The Man”… his shooting and the shooting of everyone else on the perimeter is always contested because Kobe is not there to be the main threat,,…and the news just came out, season ending surgery for #24….

  • tate793

    tate793 11:46 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Embrace Tomorrow 

     
  • tate793

    tate793 10:33 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     
  • GDUBinDC

    GDUBinDC 9:07 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Boy, what a day for sports fans. Plenty of bball (both pro and college), then a lil football with the NFL pro bowl, and finally the night cap with Serena taking her match at the Aussie Open.

     
  • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

    Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:05 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Carlos Boozer is playing his way into a nice contract next season. Shows up every night, hustles for his age, hits the mid-range jumper. Marks off for lots of silly push fouls. But he could make $10 mil next year. Maybe he returns to Cleveland, all the spurners can come back to try and bring a banner home to Cleveland.

     
    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:10 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not necessarily with us, but somewhere.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 9:13 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I wish the best for Carlos wherever he may land next … he’s been a real pro as a Laker on a REALLY bad squad which is admirable.

      • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:18 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Totally. By all accounts a great guy in the locker room, isn’t playing down (like it seems like Nick Young was doing tonight) and does what he does well and is consistent in his effort. That’s all you can ask.

        • tate793

          tate793 9:26 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I wouldn’t mind him being on next year’s roster. He brings a lot to the table that doesn’t always show up in the box score. Maybe he just needed a change of scenery, too.

          • arliepro

            arliepro 9:32 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            If only he were a better defender, I’d be OK with keeping him.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 10:31 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink

              My sentiments exactly, arlie.

            • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

              Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:42 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink

              He’s a decent enough defender, like any aged big man he’s most effective being asked to control a small piece of court as oppossed to chasing guys around. But he shows on the high pick and roll, he gets after boards and he keeps his composure. He and Price are the kind of PGs and PFs I feel compliment Kobe best. Kobe needs a big who can hit that mid range jumper and a PG who can help out on D. If Price was a little bit better at shooting he’d be perfect for Kobe.

              Boozer for a decent chunk of change on a one year deal would be awesome, not sure that’s what the Boozer think-tank has in mind.

          • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

            Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:35 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I think he’d try and hop on more of a contender, I think we’ll pursue him for certain. They liked his skill set enough to put in the highest bid, after all. We’ll see how he finishes out. I’d love to bring him back.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 10:41 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink

              Only at the right price, JS.

            • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

              Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 12:17 AM on January 26, 2015 Permalink

              Same goes for many players. For mr Boozer has been an overall bright spot and net positive.

            • mclyne32 (Director) 11:37 AM on January 26, 2015 Permalink

              I agree.
              Most guys moved to the bench, who are starters their entire life, don’t transition well. He has done an excellent job in his new role and I would bring him back for the right price.

  • Caliphilosopher

    Caliphilosopher 6:40 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Just checking in for the game tonight.

    Again, hoping that Jordan takes another step in his development.

    Hope everyone is doing well.

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 6:42 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      GDUB checkin’ in, Cali. I’m doin’ good and hope u r as well.

      Let’s Go Ls … and get a win … or not. : )

      • Caliphilosopher

        Caliphilosopher 7:17 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hey GDUB, things are going well. Just working on some projects and a potential new opportunity for personal growth. Won’t know about that though for about a month.

        I just want to see plenty of positive development from the youngsters. :-)

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 7:32 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Good to hear, Cali … I’m lookin’ forward to seeing how the youngins do, too. I’m goin’ back and forth between this game and my Zards who r battling with the Nuggets in OT right now.

          • GDUBinDC

            GDUBinDC 7:43 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Boy, the Zards escape with the W, but Pierce made a boneheaded inbounds pass with just a coupla ticks on the clock that almost allowed the Nuggets to tie it and force a 2nd OT. SMH

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 7:46 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink

              Good win, just the same. It is too bad that Booz can’t go to a team that has a chance, He is about the best we have. Hill not too bad tonight and Bobbysox, woohoo! Gotta DVR the rest. We is just sooooo bad. And that’s a good thang (Pick) , huh?

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 8:13 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink

              Yeah, DJ … they got a tough road win which is always good … and JWall had 16 dimes!

    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 6:51 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Checking in Cali!

      Word on the Jordan Clarckson Experiment is that he’ll be starting for 15-20 games. Not sure what that means for Lin as Price has stayed steady when he’s healthy. I hope we’re working on a trade for Lin…

  • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:46 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 3:01 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    February makes or breaks the Thunder.

    Turnovers, missed FT’s in the 4th. Different OKC team.

    I agree with Coach Jackson, OKC can’t be penciled in the Playoffs.

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 1:46 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Anyone else agree with JVG that Draymond Green should be an All-Star? Made a convincing argument, at least for me.

    The Hawks and Warriors should at least have 3 All-Stars a piece. You’d think anyway.

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 2:00 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Love Draymond but he’s not an all star yet..especially in the west. I would put DeMarcus Cousins in first…who neither had on their list.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 2:53 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        He’s exactly the type of player the Lakers should pursue. He would thrive in an increased role. He’s much better than anyone who was actually obtainable last season, with the exception of Kyle Lowry, who probably had his heart set on returning to Toronto anyway.

    • arliepro

      arliepro 9:30 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Unfortunately, the Bulls have already said they’ll match any other team’s offer.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 1:26 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Just like teams did in the 80s, there was always a trailer close to half-court against the Lakers, because if you didn’t try to stop Magic from pushing the ball in the open-court it was over.

    Not sure why teams think they can get away with it with Lebron and KD. Not excluding guys like Russ and TP either.

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 1:18 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Wonder how involved Russ is going to make Dion this afternoon? Might be hesitant. Hopefully he just lets the game come to him and doesn’t over-think playing his former team.

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 1:28 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Everybody’s gonna be struggling for shots with Ibaka shooting 3′s every trip down. I like that he’s expanded his range but he’s shooting way too many.

    • Caliphilosopher

      Caliphilosopher 1:44 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yeah Magicman -- that’s part of the reason why the bulls won their first championship. The triple-post offence made sure there were two people in a position to quickly transition from offence to D no matter who took the shot.

      Rules are a bit different now, with semi-zone defences and the thought that a team should only be shooting 3s, shots 5 feet and in, or FTs makes it a bit hard on transition defences when you have two people in the corners. getting back on D from there is (I speculate) a much longer distance over the course of a game than from the FT-line extended area.

      But there are probably people already tracking that kind of stuff with SportVU or something haha

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 1:48 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Makes for a good case study Cali. Running from the Corners to try and balance out the floor in Transition on Defense, is difficult for sure.

        I think I might look into that just for kicks. :)

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 1:03 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    There’s a story going around, not sure if it made the LA Papers or not. During the Nets-Clippers game, Mirza Teletovic left the game with an undisclosed injury.

    LA Paramedics assessed him and advised him to go to the Hospital for further tests. At first he was reluctant to go, but the Paramedics insisted.

    Teletovic was discovered to have a blood clot. If he got on the plane with the Nets, he would have certainly been in a position where that clot bursts and he dies on the plane. Life can change in an instance.

    They don’t do it for praise. But it’s praiseworthy. Good Job!

     
    • Caliphilosopher

      Caliphilosopher 1:12 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yeah Magicman, I caught that when it came out. Glad that he got the treatment he needed. Also hope that he makes a full recovery and can get back to doing that basketball thing.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 1:16 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Me too Cali, I hope he gets right and comes back. No wonder he was struggling. I’m surprised he time to catch is breath with a clot like that.

        • tate793

          tate793 1:26 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          A pulmonary embolism is nothing to play with. Can take you out in a quick second. Still taking Warfarin today. Great that the EMS guys were able to persuade Mirza to seek further test. Kinda surprised they didn’t transport him. SpO2 reading? Anyhow, glad it all worked out. If he’s now on a Warfarin regimen, he might have to make some significant lifestyle changes -- maybe even consider early retirement.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 1:32 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Depends on the presentation. Treat the patient never the monitor. :)

            Anything below 90% in a healthy individual is cause for further treatment.

            Tough call, it’s often atypical. Takes a seasoned Medic or Doc, that have the instincts.

            From my study, LA’s one of the leading progressive Pre-Hospital Emergency Workers in North America.

            • tate793

              tate793 1:40 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink

              I would think that dyspnea would be an early indicator for further treatment. If the responders were EMT’s (other than an AEMT or EMT III) and not paramedics, you’re right. Coulda been a judgment call.

              We in LA are fortunate to have the levels of training in our EMS personnel. Noted that you mentioned you were going to ride out with the DC area paramedics. From what I’ve read, they have a real understaffing problem with very few paramedics to go around. They also seem to have a problem with their equipment, with units being taken out of service for maintenance issues. Yep, we are fortunate.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 1:43 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink

              Dyspnea is going to be treated seriously always. Sometimes you have to literally be Sherlock Holmes to find causation. :)

              Yeah, Tate. Unfortunately DC is a mess. While I was there a short time, saw a mix of morale. Some good, most burnt-out and bad.

              LA and other services like Memphis, also have a great advantage of Volunteers. Unheralded part of the EMS Tree. :)

            • tate793

              tate793 2:47 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink

              A lot of places have problems with the funding aspect of their programs. We’re fortunate in that sense. Volunteers are truly a blessing. Selfless people with a heart to serve.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 1:13 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I feel ya, Sean … the EMT that advised me to go the hospital after I blacked-out back in 2013 was definitely lookin’ out for my best interest by insisting I go to the ER. Not sayin’ I woulda necessarily died or anything, but who knows?

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 1:17 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You never know, G. I’m glad you took his professional opinion and sought out treatment. :)

      • AK27

        AK27 1:35 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Never did get a definitive diagnosis on that, or did you, G ?

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 4:19 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yeah, about a month ago, AK. They claim I suffer from somethin’ called vasovagal syncope.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasovagal_response

          • tate793

            tate793 8:47 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Life/good health is so much more important than the things in which we tend to get caught up. Take care of yourself, GDub.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 8:57 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink

              I’m tryin’ my best, tate … so far, so good. : )

          • AK27

            AK27 12:21 AM on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            They “claim” ? You sayin’ you’re not quite sure they’ve got it right ? Forever a skeptic … :) doesn’t hurt to be extra careful when it comes to your health

            This is pretty serious but not as bad as I initially figured it could be…might take a while for you to get a handle on it…identifying triggers, associated health issues, an exercise regimen, things to cut back on…probably best not to be by yourself for long stretches…

  • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:36 PM on January 25, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     
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