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  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 11:57 AM on September 15, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     
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  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 9:48 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Image Post 

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 6:57 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 6:59 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      MJ won the NBA Finals and Olympic Gold in the same year along with a couple other guys.

      Lamar won the NBA Finals and FIBA in the same year. He was the first one to do that.

      I wouldn’t bet against AD getting a Ring.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 7:00 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Bill Russell is the only player to win the NCAA Title, Olympic Gold and NBA Championship in the same year.

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 8:58 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Manu Ginobili won a Euro championship, FIBA, Olympic, and NBA championship. The only player to do that.

    • tate793

      tate793 9:04 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Kyrie Irving stepped up big time as well. He pretty much established his place at the head of the class -- his colleagues (Derek Rose, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Tony Parker, Rajon Rondo, Damian Lillard) not withstanding. This places more pressure on the back of Lebron James than history has ever seen in the past.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 6:11 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Pretty impressive USA. No stinking LBJ, KD35, Kobe, Melo, etc? No problem!

     
  • tate793

    tate793 5:59 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    NOSTRADAMUS FAIL

    Magicman (Editor) 5:39 PM on August 29, 2014

    Predictions for World Cup 2014 Spain

    Naismith Trophy Winner: Espanol

    While the USA packs a punch with their Back-Court Shooting. The Spainards can counter the Americans.

    While Rubio is a weak link, the States have Steph Curry, Spain has Jose Calderon. The States have Klay Thompson, Spain counters with Juan Carlos Navarro (Still is the best player not playing in the NBA even at age 34) and Sergio Rodriguez and Rudy Fernandez.

    James Harden and D-Rose separates the States from the Spanish in the back-court. Spain doesn’t have a pure scorer amongst their guards that can rival Harden’s prowess and Rose’ electricity is also unique.

    The Spanish Team possess two things the States do not: Two Rim Protectors. Both Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka can be called upon to defend the Rim.

    Spain counters with a ball movement, heavy dose of swinging side to side. Rubio, the Gasol Brothers, Juan Carlos Navarro.

    Coach Juan Orenga is blessed to have 4 of the most Elite Passers on his team National Team, all of Spain’s opponents need to be prepared to switch rotations at a fast pace, specifically when Spain can counter, with Jose Calderon or Navarro as a two-guard, while preferring to be passers first, both of those guys are intelligent enough to take the open shot.

    “I felt as though we came out and did our job, and y’all kept saying, ‘Oh, you’re not going to beat Spain.’ Spain couldn’t even beat France. When Spain can meet us at the championship game, then come talk to me.”

    Team USA forward Kenneth Faried

    J/K Sean

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 7:02 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hahahahahahaha.

      Whoever had the Manimal picked hats off. :)

      I didn’t have him winning that nor France beating Spain.

      Gotta love it!

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 7:03 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Never change Tate. :)

      • tate793

        tate793 8:51 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Good to have something to cheer about during these “dog days”. Between Goodell and Danny Ferry and Deetroid SUH, tthere’s been a dark pall all over the land.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:56 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      tate with the Nostradamus ref & jpeg. Nice!

      In other news, love Farreid’s attitude and focus, I’d love to figure out a way to land him.

      • tate793

        tate793 9:14 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        His motor is unreal and so is his moxie. He’s Serge Ibaka without the down side.Fortunately, Jordan Hill is cut from the same mold. Faried was an “X” factor with a name. That’s why he was named to the team. He’s the type of player that every contender will have to have on their roster. I have guarded optimism that Julius Randle will fit that mold, as well. And, for the record, Lance Stephenson has the the same hallmark as well.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 9:22 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Isn’t a better Power Forward running the floor. That includes Blake Griffin, Taj Gibson, Lamarcus Aldridge or anyone else.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 9:24 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            And I shouldn’t try to dismiss him like that.

            He doesn’t run down the floor, he sprints. Both Thumbs up.

          • keen observer

            keen observer 7:53 PM on September 15, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            He’s a very nice limited minutes, regular season player.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 9:28 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          And his Basketball skills pale in comparison to what kind of a spirit he possesses as a man, as a son, an activist and a leader of men.

          • tate793

            tate793 11:58 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            And he only makes $1.3M per yr -- 2yrs left on contract.

  • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

    Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:20 AM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Not long now 

    44 days!!!!!!!

    Jerry West 44 days

     
    • tate793

      tate793 9:39 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The answer to the trivia question: “Who is that trying to guard the Logo?”

      None other than Dean The Dream Meminger. The 16th overall draft pick from the 1971 NBA draft, All American out of Marquette. Twas a strange draft indeed. The Lakers selecting Jim Cleamons at number 13 with Spencer Haywood still on the board. Or, selecting Roger Brown at 64 and Larry Dedmond at 81 with Artis Gilmore still on the board. Go figure.

      Guess who the scout was at the time? Delvin Osborne -- father of, yup, you guessed it, Chaz, “the Bartender” Osborne.

      Nah -- just joshing.

  • MongoSlade (Director)

    MongoSlade (Director) 9:38 AM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Chris Carter…Bringing Perspective 

     
  • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:34 AM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    LAKERS 1 on 1 with Wesley Johnson: TWC Sports Net Interview Quotes 

    It’s been a rough-and-tumble 12 months for our former draft outcast, Wesley Johnson. After L.A. rolled the dice on the fourth pick in the summer of 2013, few expected Johnson to make grand contributions to the team’s win count, but soon, eager to stamp his authority on the roster, Wes’ versatility, athleticism and lock-down defensive skills became valuable assets to a team facing damnation.

    This week, Dave Miller (TWC Sports Net Reporter) was able to catch Wesley for a quick interview on the prospects of this Lakers roster, his role last year and how he wishes to improve, Byron Scott and what drew him back to the Purple and Gold.

    On what made him want to remain a Laker.

    “After the end of the season and the way it ended, I always wanted to be a part of something.”

    “Just being in the Staples Center, the loyalty from the fans; I definitely didn’t want to stray too far away from that.”

    Johnson modestly self-congratulated his abilities last season, especially in regards to his sporadic appearances at the four.

    On what he did last season that lured the Lakers into re-signing him.

    “I did a lot of things. In think that they want to see me do a lot more.”

    “Talking to Mitch, he wanted to see me just erupt and emerge on the scene.”

    On playing the four.

    “I think that it showed my versatility. Playing the four, guarding fours as well, it was a new challenge for me. I think I did well at it.”

    As well as commenting on his own form, Johnson was quizzed regarding the arrival of Byron Scott as Head Coach.

    On Byron Scott.

    “I’m actually excited about it. He’ll bring that defensive mindset that we need.”

    “We have a lot of people that can score the ball. If everyone buys into the defensive side of the ball, I think that’s what’s going to push up and take us to the next step.”

    And, as is always the case in Laker Nation, championships were a hot topic.

    On Byron’s history.

    “He was with the Magic’s and the Worthy’s, playing with them and watching them play.”

    “He won three titles, so I think he can bring that winning atmosphere to the team; it’s something that we need.”

    At the age of 27, this really is a make or break season for a man who’s NBA career was in serious danger of fizzling away into irrelevancy. In 2014, Wesley Johnson proved that he can be a useful player. Now, he has to prove his worth all over again.

     http://lakeshowlife.com/2014/09/14/1-1-wesley-johnson-twc-sports-net-interview-quotes/

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    • p ang

      p ang 8:54 AM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Having Wes play the 4 is like asking Swaggy P to play Point. He can do but he won’t be good at it.

      I’m very hopeful that a defense first coach like Byron can bring out the best in a defensive guy like Wes. Its up to Wes to put up. Or retire.

  • tate793

    tate793 3:14 AM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    As they say – “Res ipsa loquitur”

     
  • For whom the bell trolls (trollman) 10:20 PM on September 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 11:29 PM on September 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Soundtrack to my puberty. Hahahahaha. Good band.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 1:26 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hooligans from San Diego.
        Before their meteoric rise, we saw them play the SDSU on campus bar.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 1:34 PM on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I actually prefer the music that Tom went off to produce in the form of Angels and Airwaves:

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 9:13 PM on September 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     
  • wesjoenixon

    wesjoenixon 7:28 PM on September 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    God, I love Dodger baseball…lets see if this works… It doesn’t so…

    http://thechive.com/2013/04/22/flbp-some-problems-come-bearing-gifts-70-photos/tumblr_mlceeuulwb1rb8tmvo1_r1_500/

    Well, it doesn’t quite work. Still, I did my part to make the world a better place…

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 9:04 PM on September 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Worked for me :)

      Yes you did!

      Bravo, bravo.

  • tate793

    tate793 5:18 PM on September 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    And, some more…..

     
  • tate793

    tate793 5:09 PM on September 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Time for some more levity….

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 5:12 PM on September 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      HAHAHAHAAHAHAA!

      I want one for my desk at work.

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