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  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 8:18 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Great stuff G. Good listening.

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 8:26 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yeah, Sean … glad u’re enjoying it. The host’s name is ‘Noodles’. She can be a bit chatty sometimes, but she usually has some interesting discussions. She plays a mix of hip hop, R&B, and a lil house and club music, too, sometimes. They usually have different hosts each week, each with their own style, so u should check them out sometimes if u can remember. I know Saturdays ain’t always a good night to sit home and listen to the radio. : )

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 8:14 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Praying for the Champ. In the Hospital with Pneumonia.

    Ali Bomaye!
    Ali Bomaye!

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 8:29 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He’s been reported as being near death several times over the past few years, so, hopefully, he’ll pull outta this, too.

      BTW, r u watchin’ the Bolts/9ers game? It’s been a wild one.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 8:50 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        28-7 I turned off.

        Chargers driving for the tie.

        Like Jerry Glanville famously said to a ref “Son, NFL stands for Not for long.” :)

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 8:56 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Crrrrrazy game. SMH

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 9:02 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          And we’re headed to OT.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 9:31 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Chargers win.

            I don’t see the Steelers or Ravens dropping their spots.

            I love Philip as a competitor but he just happened to play in a Conference with Peyton, Brady, Big Ben.

            Similar to Dan Fouts. Great QB who played in an Era of better teams.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 9:58 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink

              I’m somewhat inclined to agree with u on Rivers, Sean … but he did throw those 3 picks tonight, with one being a pick 6, for which he easily could have been blamed had they lost.

              I’m hopin’ my Steelers will win today, but they’ve been so darn unpredictable this season anything can happen. If they can score early and often they should be able to win comfortably. We’ll see.

  • tate793

    tate793 7:27 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Strange, in the Hawks/Rockets game, the Harden has 14 assists, while Patrick Beverly, the PG, has only 3.

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 7:32 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      But who handles the ball more?

      • tate793

        tate793 7:38 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yep. He was really busy tonight. Even managed to get off 16 shots, too.

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 7:40 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Gettin off shots has never been much of a problem for him tho.

          • tate793

            tate793 7:52 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            That’s for sure -- career avg is 12.4 shots per game. Even though he handles the ball lots, his career avg in assists is only 4.1 per game. Although, this year, he’s dishing out 6.7.

  • GDUBinDC

    GDUBinDC 5:37 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Gonna watch a lil of the Hawks/Rockets and then switch over to the Spurs/Mavs. Anybody else watchin’ any games tonight?

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 5:57 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Rondo’s debut. I’m glued.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 7:23 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        D.amn computer went all stupid on me so I missed a good part of the game. Gonna tune in now.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 7:24 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        BTW, listening to that hip hop show at the same time, Sean. : )

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 7:25 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Well, the Hawks just defeated the Rockets.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 7:29 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Not the same luster to this game with Manu, Timmy, and TP all sittin’ this one out, but I’ll finish watchin’ nonetheless.

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 7:51 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Heck of a game.

          • GDUBinDC

            GDUBinDC 7:55 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yeah, DJ … I was a bit surprised that the Spurs made it as competitive as they did sans their ‘big 3′.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 7:56 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink

              They’ll most likely be there in the end again.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 7:59 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink

              Most likely, if they can stay healthy.

        • tate793

          tate793 7:54 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Plus, Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard are not playing either.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 7:56 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Pop has his plan doesn’t he. Not that it makes a difference, but By needs to rest Kobe on back to backs. Seems obvious, but not to By I guess!

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 7:57 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink

              Well, I’m sure Kobe has some say in all that, DJ. I don’t think it’s all up to By.

          • GDUBinDC

            GDUBinDC 7:56 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yeah, that makes it even more surprising to me.

    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 6:55 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Starting now, just watched the movie “Jersey Boys.”

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 5:08 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Q-Tip is da man. Ready to write off social media but men like this make it a redeeming vacuum for conversation.

    Not trying to start a debate but share a man’s wisdom about certain issues:

    HipHop is a artistic and socio-political movement/culture that sprang from the disparate ghettos of NY in the early 70’s Coming off the heels of the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT and approaching the end of the Vietnam war it was a crossroads 4 America specially for blacks in the US our neighborhoods were PROLIFERATED w/a rush of HEROINE.”

    “Our school systems here in NY dungeon traps with light for learning… blk men some of whom didn’t return from tours of duty n the ones who did came w/war baggage (agent orange, addiction, ect..)… these men had families but due to these events and throw into the mix the public emasculation… they proved to be handicapped parents. The surrogate parents? The STREETS… the streets of gangs, crimes, and the hustlers coddled us and swept us up.”

    “But! Being a spirited, rhythmic & expressive people music art dance outlined our existence… it proved a way for us to exhault to scream to dance to laugh and find OUR VOICE… we weren’t at the time skilled musicians as kids. We had records, turntables, ideas and INGENUITY being natural chemist we took from whatever was availed to us and we created something mighty and special.”

    “We cut breakbeats back n forth we took a hybrid of Jamaican toasting along w/ radio jock rap( hank Spann, Gary Byrd, ect.) and we put our rap down.. it was a neighborhood thing really. Black and Latino Kids were carving out their space and it became infectious… eventually Keith Cowboy coined the phrase hiphop . Yrs later the first rap record was recorded and now we r moving.”

    “But during these strides this country still had the monster of racism and racial insensitivity breathing and ruling… believe it or not young black n Latino lives specifically weren’t acknowledged in mainstream American culture unless Of course.. the convo was abt gangs , being criminals or uneducated. And hey! Like I stated early our families were rushed our schools sucked and we were left to put devices to survive… but HIPHOP showed that we had DEPTH, fire, and BRILLANCE… the music was undeniable! It moved from NY N became national and even GLOBAL.”

    Hiphop now was FOR EVERYBODY!! All of those who cld relate to the roots, the spirit, the history, the energy.. It reached YOU… it touched your spirit n took u up. We magnetized you! That’s what BRILLANCE does… now u are fulfilling your dreams … BUT! you have to take into account the HISTORY as you move underneath the banner of hiphop. As I said before… hiphop is fun it’s vile it’s dance it’s traditional it’s light hearted but 1 thing it can never detach itself from is being a SOCIO-Political movement.”

    “U may ask why … Well once you are born black your existence I believe is joined with socio-political epitaph and philos based on the tangled and treacherous history SLAVERY alone this is the case it never leaves our conversation… Ever. WeAther in our universities our dinner tables our studios or jail cells… the effects still resononates with us. It hurts… We get emotional and angry and melancholy… did u know president Clinton was the ONLY PRESIDENT to apologize for it? did u know that remnants of slavery exist today thru white privilege? When certain “niceties” r extended your way because of how u look? Isn’t that crazy?”

    “I say this 2 say u are a hiphop artist who has the right 2 express herself however she wishes… this is not a chastisement this is not admonishment at ALL this is just one artist reaching to another hoping to spark insight into the field you r in. I say this in the spirit of a hopeful healthy dialogue that maybe one day we can continue… I’ve been on twitter a long time and this will probably be my last series of tweets pretty much but I’m Kool with it as long as I got to share this w u. Zzzzzzz’s up! Peace!”

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 5:13 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      ‘Heroine’ or heroin? It’d been really nice if it were the prior one.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 5:17 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Social conscious still exists and no matter the level of ignorance Q-Tip is trying to educate for free. Peeps can take it or leave it but it’an education that needs the right orator. Bless his style.

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 5:29 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Wasn’t at all implying he was ignorant, Sean. I was just havin’ a lil fun with the comment. I respect Q-Tip and ATCQ is one of my all-time favorite hip hop groups without a doubt.

          • AK27

            AK27 5:30 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            “no matter the level of ignorance” The ignorance Sean was referring to is of Iggy’s ( and that of folks like her, I guess ), G

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 5:31 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink

              Yeah Iggy and anyone else in that boat really. Amit forgives my sloppiness once in a while. Hahaha

            • AK27

              AK27 5:35 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink

              lol .. if I wasn’t used to making a disproportionate amount of such mistakes myself, I could probably afford to be a lil less forgiving :D

              I am just a lil’ more in-tune with your style, I guess :)

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 5:30 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            No G, that wasn’t intended as a first person sentencel Just a systemic generality.

            Wrote a run-on sentence. My bad. :)

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 5:32 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink

              Not a problem, Sean. I often misinterpret intent, so, my bad. : )

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 5:18 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Do u know who he was addressing this to, Sean?

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 5:26 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It’s my opinion that hip hop as an art form and as a subculture was co-opted around the mid 90s and hasn’t been the same since. I pretty much have to go underground to find any tracks that I like these days and I haven’t even done that for a few years now. Mostly, I just listen to alotta old school stuff.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 5:40 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        G, wouldn’t surprise me if Q-Tip felt you on that one.

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 5:46 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I’m sure he would, too, Sean. Q is one of the legends in that genre for me.

          BTW, there’s a hip hop show that airs tonight(and every Saturday) on one of the local stations here where I live from 10:00 -- Mid. They play some old school and new stuff that u aren’t likely to hear on commercial stations. If u’re interested, u can try this link and check them out.

          http://www.wpfwfm.org/radio/

    • AK27

      AK27 5:40 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thoughtful, cogent and enlightening (at least for me ). Always good to see a measured response with an intent to educate rather than reacting in a way that deepens dividing lines and leaves ignorant folks a lil further out of the reach of redemption.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 5:47 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Definitely Amit, that’s why a proper education needs the right orator. Bob Marley, Gandhi, Muhammad Ali, Dr.King had their style. Malcolm X, Louis Riel, Che Guevera had a different style. The message was always in line even if the presentation was different.

        Ignorance is a symptom, hate is a disease and knowledge is an antibody.

        • AK27

          AK27 6:01 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Well said, Sean….

          I feel like it involves a fair bit of “unlearning” though…i mean..i don’t think a child is born with hatred hard wired into its genes…folks who grow to be intolerant pick up associated tendencies along the way in environs where hatred is systemic..practiced by those in control and ,at least, accepted by a great majority of the inhabitants…

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 6:04 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Cogent, succinct, footnote, Amit. Very true.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:20 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    I am curious if anyone on our Blog basically watches every game (DVR is okay too) of our Lakers. Hop on board if you do. I do, “with a little help from my DVR friends.”

    PS-Nick fell for the trap, he deserved what he got, booted.

     
    • AK27

      AK27 4:10 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      How about having every game available to watch later but only watching the ones that I know were competitive ? Can’t watch a lot of ‘em live…time / time-zone issues…for live viewing, if the Lakers simply look lost by half-time, I’m usually inclined to watch one of the better teams…

    • NuggetsCountry (Director)

      NuggetsCountry (Director) 5:07 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Up until this year, I watched every minute. This year I DVR all of them and don’t change my life stuff around the game. I used to not look at the box score until I watched the DVR recording, but this year, I’ll come back from something, look at the box score, and see if it looks like a close game or Kobe went off. If not, I’ll just blow it off and spend time watching something else with my beloved wife. I probably have blown off 3 whole games and maybe 5 second halves, this year.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 5:10 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Gotcha, haven’t got tired yet, frustrated yes. I know you NC, some critics of Kobe need to watch and see what I am usually talking about. Kobe was way out of sorts last night. I know he’s shooting too many tough shots, but last night he looked different.

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 5:11 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Interesting to watch the Mavs tonight!

        • AK27

          AK27 5:15 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          d**n, I bet you’re “hurt” worse than Kobe himself has ever been by said “criticism”, DJ lol..yeah, he was “out of sorts” but I am not sure if you’re suggesting anything beyond that…like I said below, it is age/fatigue..and Kobe’s body ain’t as reliable as it used to be..so he might take a lil’ while to figure out a new rhythm….

          Are you saying that he is actually hurt or something ?

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 5:22 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I agree, DJ … he did look kinda strange last night, but the announcers on the broadcast I watched said that they were told he was ‘ok’.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 6:55 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yes, that’s what I said. Not trying to make a big deal, but I speak from what I see and saw. I know Kobe’s shooting has been low, but I thought it was interesting that the announcers saw what I saw and were told they didn’t see, lol! I thought perhaps he had flu -like systems.

            • AK27

              AK27 7:09 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink

              Perhaps he was suffering from the flu, DJ…that’d explain the poor performance…’cuz he ain’t no MJ, ya know ? lol

              Just messin’ with you , DJ :)

              As far as I understand, I don’t think your observation is being debated by anyone…it is the inference you’ve drawn from it, right ?

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 7:58 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink

              You are toooooo funny AK!!

              PS-MJ never played with his shooting hand index finger broke, back at cha friend, lol!

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 8:00 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink

              : )

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 8:02 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink

              If I were coaching the Lakes, Kobe would be playing less and better and cussing me out alot, ha, ha.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 5:20 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I watch at least portions, but rarely the entire game. But I do tune in to each game.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 12:33 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Young called Thunder forward Steven Adams a “sneaky, dirty player” that led to an on-court altercation and an eventual ejection in the Lakers’ 104-103 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday at Staples Center. Young argued he “most definitely” did not deserve the ejection, an automatic ruling after being handed a flagrant foul type 2 with 11:24 remaining in the game.

    “I feel bad about getting ejected, but I play with my heart on my sleeves and it shows out there,” said Young who had 10 points in 13 minutes off the bench. “I lost my mind a little bit, checked into the crazy house, got back out.”

    The question in play first started when Adams set a hard screen on Young. Tired of Adams throwing what he called “little hits” that included sticking out his knee during screens, Young shoved his right forearm into Adam’s throat before officials soon separated them. Lakers center Robert Sacre and forward Carlos Boozer soon intervened, too.

    “At the time, he had my left arm caught up,” Young said of Adams. “That’s all I had with my right hand. You didn’t see all that. He knows all the tricks and trades. But if you look carefully, he had my whole left arm locked in for the whole play.”

    Lakers coach Byron Scott hardly expressed any sympathy toward Young.

    “Adams, that how he is,” Scott said. “He’s going to grab and hold and do things to irritate you, and Nick definitely overreacted. He’s too valuable for us to overreact and get kicked out of the game like that.”

    http://www.insidesocal.com/lakers/2014/12/20/lakers-nick-young-doesnt-believe-he-deserved-ejection-in-104-103-loss-to-thunder/

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 12:36 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

      Don’t play someone else’s game and be something you’re not (John Starks, Mad Max, etc.)…leave that for your girlfriend. SMH.

      • therealhtj

        therealhtj 3:29 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I hear she’s in the murder business. Murderin’ eardrums all over.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 4:41 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          How much can you make doing minstrel shows in Australia?

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 4:47 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          They belong together htj, shallow, vapid one-trick ponies.

          The difference is Nick Young’s career isn’t about to go up in flames and he’s not unapologetic racist.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 11:39 AM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    I don’t care about what the Lakers said about Kobe being good last night. He was definitely not right physically!

     
    • AK27

      AK27 11:44 AM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Why do you think they might want to hide something like that, DJ ?

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 11:49 AM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Cue the X-Files Theme. :)

      • NuggetsCountry (Director)

        NuggetsCountry (Director) 12:23 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I agree DJ, but I also agree with AK -- why hide it!? dunno…………. hard to root for my mantra with the inefficiency numbers we see now…………………time to do a Popovich (per Duncan/Ginobli/Parker/Leonard) with Kobe?

        • AK27

          AK27 1:04 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Pop’s mantra might make sense , Nuggs…just for different reasons…there won’t be a final stage to keep Kobe fresh for…ol’ man is pacing himself by skipping the odd practice but he ain’t gonna ask to sit out games…don’t think Byron would do it either…

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 1:12 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I think Kobe played because he’s Kobe. If anyone actually watched the whole game you could tell he looked sick. Wasn’t sweating much, bent over several times. He shouldn’t be playing every game. He should be Popped on occasions, whether he likes it or not.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 1:13 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            PS- Even the announcers thought something wasn’t right.

          • therealhtj

            therealhtj 3:30 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            If there was occasion to pull a Pop it was on this roadie. That record should’ve been set in front of the home crowd.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 3:17 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        No, silly! The announcers brought it up and JA Adande came on air and said they said nothing was wrong with Kobe. You could tell that there was though.

        • AK27

          AK27 4:18 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          “I don’t care about what the Lakers said about Kobe being good last night..” Thought you were suggesting that there is something going on with Kobe that they Lakers aren’t being honest about..

          I hear what you’re saying but I don’t see much beyond fatigue/ age…not yet anyway… Kobe is used to his body being more reliable than it seems to be these days…the new reality might take some adjustment that he hasn’t quite figured out yet, DJ….nights like yesterdays’ just might become more frequent but , as of now, I am hopeful that he’ll be alright…

        • Bay to LA

          Bay to LA 5:38 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Over the years, they have always told us ahead of time about any lingering issues he has or the flulike symptoms he is feeling and so on. He looked happy and energetic for the pregame ceremonies but he just didnt seem to play well. If he doesn’t have the energy to play the minutes he has been playing, he needs to say something about it. If he is going to play 35 minutes and insist on getting the ball at the end of the game, all I can do is judge him by the results. If he really was under the weather yesterday, he’s hurting the team by trying to ignore it.

          • AK27

            AK27 5:47 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yeah..this is why I think the hopes of him playing beyond the current contract are premature….he could, if he decided to lower his expectations but we know that ain’t happening anytime soon…I’d give it a few more games before deciding whether he is really hurting the team, overall, Bay….you gotta go easy on the “criticism” though..my man DJ has been distraught and kinda annoyed about that lately :)

  • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:35 AM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Jeremy Lin on Kobe missing final shot: ‘I like game winners too’ 

    The Los Angeles Lakers lost, 104-103, to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night after Kobe Bryant missed a late jump shot.

    Bryant took the shot with the Lakers trailing by one and less than three seconds remaining.

    The ball clanged off the front of the rim, bounced off the backboard and Thunder guard Reggie Jackson grabbed the rebound to seal the win.

    After the game, Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin was asked about Bryant’s shot. From ESPN.com’s Baxter Holmes:

    “How many game winners has he hit like that?” Lin asked, referencing Bryant. “I’m obviously rooting for him to hit that shot. I thought it was a good look. It was a very, very hittable shot. That’s just a matter of time before he starts hitting those game winners.”

    Then Lin added, “I like game winners too. I would love to shoot some. But I get it. That guy is kind of the king of game winners. He’s going to hit that shot. He’ll figure it out. That’s why he is who he is.”

    Bryant has developed a reputation as a clutch shot-maker. However, as Holmes notes, the Lakers star has missed 12 straight shots in the last five seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime that would have tied the game or given Los Angeles the lead.

    Bryant finished the game with nine points on 3-of-15 shooting. Over 26 games this season, he’s averaged 24.6 points while shooting a career-low 37.7 percent from the field.

    Bryant recently passed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and has recorded 32,340 points over 18-plus seasons.

    Asked afterward why the 36-year-old was given the opportunity to take the final shot instead of Lin, who shot 5-of-7 from the field for 12 points, Lakers coach Byron Scott said, “32,000-plus points,” according to Holmes.

    The loss dropped the Lakers to 8-18 on the season. Los Angeles plays at the Sacramento Kings (11-15) on Sunday.

    http://www.si.com/nba/2014/12/20/kobe-bryant-jeremy-lin-final-shot-lakers-thunder

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:12 AM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      “Bryant has developed a reputation as a clutch shot-maker. However, as Holmes notes, the Lakers star has missed 12 straight shots in the last five seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime that would have tied the game or given Los Angeles the lead.”

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 11:27 AM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Haberstroth’s 95 article summed it up as well.

        One of the greatest clutch shot makers in the NBA. Obviously greatest in Lakers History.

        Even the most powerful Diesel Engine runs on fumes when it gets run too long.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:50 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I wouldn’t necessarily call a play for Lin but I think we become easy to defend when we are predictable and playing hero rather than team ball may no longer make sense with a 36-year old Kobe. At least not when he has had a horrible shooting night.

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 5:02 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Make sense??? When has that ever mattered to Mamba when it comes to takin’ a potential game-winning shot?

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 5:07 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Wasn’t it already proven a few years ago that he isn’t as ‘clutch’ as many have assumed. If memory serves me, he missed twice as many of those shots as he made. I guess some ppl just choose to ignore the numbers and hold onto the myth. Oh well ….

    • Magic Phil

      Magic Phil 4:08 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      They should have draw a play for Ellington. That’s what I was expecting…If he misses, that’s ok. But seing Kobe missing that one was hard. We know that. He knew that. So why not letting somebody else take the shot? Ellington was hot all night.

      Anyway…carry on.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 4:55 PM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        C’mon now, MP … everybody and their mama knew who was gonna take that shot in that situation.

  • GDUBinDC

    GDUBinDC 9:23 AM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Got a coupla more tracks to post for today. These go out to my man MP aka Magic Phil cuz I believe he might like these. The first one features the same vocal artist I posted last night by the name of Mar. Enjoy.

    This one is just a fun funky track with that Ol Skool flava. : )

     
  • NuggetsCountry (Director)

    NuggetsCountry (Director) 7:36 AM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    It is hard for even ME to watch Kobe these days……………………… First time, last night, I stated he looked like retirement was a better place to be……………………… I’m tired of losing these winable games!

     
  • tate793

    tate793 11:24 PM on December 19, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    You have a good one, too, GDUB. Here’s my adieu for the night. Also, a mellow one, from these guys from New Zeland. Crowded House.

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 9:18 AM on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good one! I remember that track from back in the day, tate.

  • GDUBinDC

    GDUBinDC 10:54 PM on December 19, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    I’ll sign off with a coupla nice mellow tracks from one of my favorite young vocal artists straight outta the Netherlands. Have a good nite fellow Lakerholics.

     
  • tate793

    tate793 10:05 PM on December 19, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     
  • GDUBinDC

    GDUBinDC 10:01 PM on December 19, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Well, looks like the tank train is back on track.

     
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