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  • Bad Horse 5:19 PM on July 1, 2018 Permalink  

    No other terms yet . . . 🍻

     
  • Bad Horse 5:18 PM on July 1, 2018 Permalink  

    4 years. 154 million with lakers

     
  • Bad Horse 5:17 PM on July 1, 2018 Permalink  

    Lebron just signed!

     
  • Bad Horse 4:39 AM on July 1, 2018 Permalink  

    I’m asking this, because I really don’t know:

    Do big men make a full recovery from the type/level of achilles injury DeMarcus had?
    If so, who were they? Did they ever reach the level of play prior to the injury?

    If we can check off that question, great!

    Here is my next one:

    Is he still a headcase?

    Thanks for the help guys.

     
    • Bad Horse 4:48 AM on July 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      We talkin big men, we talkin big men, we aint talkin guards, we talkin big men.

    • LakerKev

      LakerKev 6:23 AM on July 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I hear you, BH. 270 pounds of pounding on a fragile Achilles is not a formula for long-term success… or investment.

      • Bad Horse 7:41 AM on July 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You guys know more than me, im kind of a noob. But soft achilles, 270 pounds, top 10 pace team sounds bad to me.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 11:11 AM on July 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        We all have soft Achilles. Lol.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 7:09 AM on July 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Never mind Boogie, but is anyone smelling another whiff? Why didn’t LeBron commit like everyone else did last night? If the Lakers get shut out again, the Busses should sell the team because this time it would make no sense. I completely understood why nobody wanted to come here since 2011 for the most part, but now there’s a solid foundation and new management. Maybe the new management doesn’t know what it is doing. In my opinion, the Kawhi situation went from backburner to paramount now. Then again, Magic and Rob Pelinka obviously know things we don’t know. Or do they?

      • LakerKev

        LakerKev 7:23 AM on July 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Keen, I’m getting a whiff of a whiff myself… worried. LeBron didn’t committ because there’s something he wants the Laker FO to do that they have not yet done. (I don’t think this has anything to do with him making up his mind.) I think it has more to do with us getting RID of a player than getting HOLD of a player. LeBron is too accomplished to suffer fools.

        • Bad Horse 7:45 AM on July 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Might just want to tell Gilbert he is leaving face to face.

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 7:48 AM on July 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Come on keen you know better, he has to make a production of it. LeBron already said he plans to make the announcement on the 5th.

      • mud

        mud 10:52 AM on July 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        if they whiff, fine. i still like the direction of the team.
        if they don’t, great!

        the worst thing that can happen is a bunch of fans lose their minds. no big loss. those minds were small anyway. nobody will miss them.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 11:58 AM on July 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I agree. I like that they’re meeting with Capela today.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:03 PM on July 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Morning, David. Here’s my take on the risks involved with Boogie’s Achilles injuries.

      I will tell you, as a person who suffered a right Achilles tear at 30 and a left one at 40, the rehab is a b***h. I was an explosive leaper at 5′ 9″ that could easily dunk a volleyball. After the first one, I could barely do that and after the second one, I couldn’t even dunk a softball.

      Treatment has obviously improved leaps and bounds since then and estimates are now that players on average lose around 9% of their athleticism. Age and style of play makes a big difference in the result. Dominique Wilkins is probably the best example of a great player who came back 100% while we saw Kobe lose a lot more than 9% of his athleticism when he tore his Achilles at 35. Elton Brand was a big man like Cousins who never regained his explosive leaping ability after tearing his Achilles.

      DeMarcus has some pluses and minuses going for him. First, he is only 27 years old, which gives him a much better chance at fully recovering than Kobe did. Second, his game is not as dependent on his athleticism as players like Kobe Bryant or Elton Brand. Boogie does need to maintain his explosiveness but he never was an elite leaper or speedster. His game was skill and power based and should survive a slight loss of athleticism with no problem. It’s a gamble but Boogie is the best center in the game.

      Almost forget the minuses. First, the rehab is critical and Boogie has not been known for always being in great shape. Lakers will want to see he has not gained weight and can move around well. Second, Boogie was a questionable fit to play with a team playing so fast before the injury. After the injury, he could be slower. Commitment to being in great condition is critical to Boogie coming back and fitting in with Lakers. What shape DeMarcus is in right if they meet will be important.

      Cousins has also appeared to have matured some since his Kings days. I was listening to Sirius XM to Joel Myers, the Pelicans radio announcer, and he said DeMarcus has been terrific in the locker room and there have been zero complaints about his behavior or his work ethic. He thinks the Pelicans are not sure whether they want him back or not because of how well the team played after the injury and the luxury taxes they would have to pay to keep him. Lakers have an opportunity because of that per Joel.

      • Bad Horse 5:10 PM on July 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Tom really great insight. Thanks for taking the time to help me out!

  • Bad Horse 6:45 AM on June 30, 2018 Permalink  

    Been waiting for this day for a long time. My calmness has gone out the window. ESPN has gone silent this morning. Even here on the other side of the country I feel the tension.

    I live In Pittsburgh, Celtics and Cavs country. Cleveland got their 15 seconds of fame.

    The Celtics have punched their card. Danny Ainge (most hated player EVER) is standing there across the country ready to fight.

    Big picture is looking like Lakers/Celtics one more time.

    It’s coming. The pitfalls of success will catch up to Golden State, and Paul/Harden is a time bomb waiting to blast.

    Lakers/Celtics

    Let’s get into the fight.

     
    • Bad Horse 7:00 AM on June 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      LeBron’s all about legacy now, right?

      What better legacy than leading the Lakers agaist the Celtics?

      Il’ll shut up now . . . Time for my other addiction.

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 10:52 AM on June 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I keep checking my phone for updates like an addict!

  • Bad Horse 11:04 PM on June 24, 2018 Permalink  

    Hey guys, long time no talk to.

    As for me, I’m all about letting Magic and Rob do their thing. I’m going to kick back, crack open a cold one, and enjoy the Lakers being relevant again.

    Hope the kids get to stay, but been through this before. Worked out ok when we got Shaq and that high school kid. Hopefully it’ll work out for us again.

    Cheers guys!

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 7:04 AM on June 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Exactly.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:41 AM on June 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey, David, that’s good advice but then I remember the last superteam we tried to create with Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. And I hear rumblings about LeBron calling up all his old Banana Boat buddies and think about Chris Paul wearing purple and gold and Lonzo being shipped off to Mars and … well, you get the idea.

      Different strokes for different folks. Better to channel frustration and anger in a blog than on the road, job, or at home. There are so many moving pieces and possible outcomes involved this summer that it’s impossible for me to just sit back and wait for the shoe to drop. I want the karmic opportunity to change the outcome by blogging and thinking.

      In the end, I do trust Magic and Rob a lot more than Jim and Mitch but I worry about them signing LBJ and CP3 and dumping most of the kids. While that could win a couple more championships, I think it would be at the cost of a better and more sustainable dynasty built around the young players and superstars with similar championship windows. Go, Lakers!

      • Bad Horse 2:38 PM on June 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Well said Tom. I understand and get your frustrations, they are just not for me. Can’t control it, can’t even have an impact on it. Know that I am not qualified to do so if I could, so I`m going on the ride with a little trust and hope to enjoy it.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 3:42 PM on June 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Welcome back, Kotter!

  • Bad Horse 5:34 AM on November 30, 2014 Permalink  

    what happened to 63 footer?

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 7:55 AM on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Been wondering the same thing. I think I recall someone mentioning b4 that he may have had some heated dispute with another blogger a while back and hasn’t returned since. IDK

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:35 AM on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I just dropped him an email to make sure he is OK.
      Hopefully, he just got tired of us and is fine.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 9:59 AM on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yeah, LT … I echo those sentiments, hope he’s doin’ well.

    • AK27

      AK27 10:19 AM on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Got en email from him a few weeks ago..he said he’d decided to move on from the blog…

      • mclyne32 (Director) 10:21 AM on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        ahhhh man, that blows.
        He was one of my favorites.
        Amit, can you send me his email? You have mine, right?

        • AK27

          AK27 10:30 AM on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I just sent it to your Cox email ID, Matt .

          • LakerholicVT 11:39 AM on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I was wondering the same thing. He was always a wealth of basketball knowledge. I am glad to here he is OK.

            • LakerholicVT 11:40 AM on November 30, 2014 Permalink

              “hear” even

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 11:39 AM on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          One of mine, too, Matt.

        • Seely_Iggy (Director)

          Seely_Iggy (Director) 1:27 PM on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          That really is too bad. He’s one of my favorite bloggers. He cracks me up and he knows his stuff.

          • tate793

            tate793 2:56 PM on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yeah, he’d been a Laker fan from way back. Shared many LA Memorial Sports Arena stories with him.

            • tate793

              tate793 3:40 PM on November 30, 2014 Permalink

              What happened to Phred?

  • Bad Horse 11:40 AM on November 29, 2014 Permalink  

    does it bother anyone else that we are rock bottom in the west at 3 and 13, and we refer to someone ELSE as an easy game?

     
    • NuggetsCountry (Director)

      NuggetsCountry (Director) 12:21 PM on November 29, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The only easy games we got are 5 on 5 in Lakers practice!

      • Bad Horse 5:23 AM on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I don’t know, without injuries they might not be so easy.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:27 PM on November 29, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It excites me that we might actually end up keeping our top five protected first round pick.
      There is no better outcome for this season for the Lakers than finding another young star.
      I would be more bothered if we were 6-10 and destined to miss the playoffs and lose our pick.
      If we could land Okafor or Towns to go with Randle, it would help us attract an elite free agent.

    • mud

      mud 12:38 PM on November 29, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      no.
      the funny thing is, as bad as the Lakers are, just a little more care and a little more help and they’d have a decent record, even with the blowouts to the good teams. they’re not really as bad as the bad teams, except in execution and luck, which makes them worse than the bad teams…

      besides as someone else already quoted the cliche’, “hope springs eternal”.

      • tate793

        tate793 5:45 PM on November 29, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Games have been winnable. A tweak here, an adjustment there and things could be quite different. At this point, the inaction of the FO looms as the biggest disappointment. Exceptions, open roster spots, available players (albeit a limited selection) and an obvious overuse of the existing roster. Roscoe Smith, Earl Clark, Quincy Miller, Michael Beasely…all available SFs. We have need, yet we make no moves. Manny Harris, Sebastian Telfair, Will Bynum…..all available PGs, yet we make no moves. Trickle-down rumors, creating distrust, disdain and disharmony among the faithful fan following.

      • Bad Horse 4:18 AM on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        We are what our record says we are.

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 7:36 AM on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Nodding my head vigorously in agreement.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:07 AM on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Good teams tend to play down to the level of their opponents.
          That’s why the Lakers have looked to be more competitive.
          Unfortunately, parity has also diluted the quality of competition.

  • Bad Horse 8:14 PM on June 22, 2014 Permalink  

    Well, the draft is getting close. Time to get excited again.

    Whats it going to be:

    A shutdown perimeter defender?
    A forward that can jump small buildings in a single bound?
    A center that can do it all (while we say prayers for his feet)?

    Or is Mitch going to surprise us, trade the pick and go all in this year?

    I’ve read everything out there and still have no idea how the draft, free agency, and coach are going to shake out.

     
  • Bad Horse 7:25 PM on May 29, 2014 Permalink  

    I bet that if you went down to the crossroads today Donald Sterling would show up.

     
  • Bad Horse 7:04 PM on May 29, 2014 Permalink  

    $2,000,000,000.00
    That’s the right amount of zeros . . . isn’t it?

    TWO BILLION DOLLARS
    for the Clippers

    He does know it’s the Clippers, doesn’t he

    And the craziest part is they are reporting it doesn’t require Donald’s signature.
    Like he’s going to say no? Seriously?

    So the man buys the Clippers for 12.5 Mil. Abuses the franchise for something like 35 years. Only invests in the team after the NBA sets a mandatory minimum payroll. Treats everyone like crap, and is exposed as the racist he is. For this the NBA forces him to sell the franchise.

    For TWO BILLION DOLLARS.

    They sure showed him.

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

      Jamie Sweet 7:09 PM on May 29, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The Sterlings sold BEFORE the NBA voted to kick them out and take control, price would’ve been much lower.

      • Bad Horse 7:15 PM on May 29, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        OK so he did the old . . . you can’t make me sell it! I’ll sell it before you make me sell it trick.

      • Bad Horse 7:17 PM on May 29, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        $2,000,000,000.00 for the Clippers Jamie, for the Clippers. TWO BILLION DOLLARS.

        • mclyne32 7:28 PM on May 29, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          If Stern had not handed them CP3 and Doc Rivers, you can bet that number would be closer to 1 Billion.
          It’s still an absurd amount of money.

  • Bad Horse 2:58 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink  

    I know I am in the minority, but I think this screams D Fish.

    He’s young enough to relate with rookies, respected enough to coach veterans, stable enough for the media, smart enough to listen, tough enough to not listen when it is necessary.

    Kobe would run through walls for him, and he has a good relationship with Durant.

    He has enough good will established with the fan base to give him a little room to grow with the team.

    If there ever was a time to invest in the future, it is now.

    Only down side I see is we could end up with five guys flopping all over the court. But at least they would be good floppers.

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 3:01 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Love your post and I agree. Most important, he’s a proven leader and motivator.

    • mclyne32 3:10 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      If we felt that we had zero chance of winning it all, then sure. With Kobe, we still do.
      We can’t have a coach with ZERO experience in here if we want a chance at winning the next two years.
      He would be a great assistant coach for a few years.

      • Bad Horse 3:14 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I was once described as a person that dives in head first to see how deep the water is.
        I would do that here.

        • mclyne32 3:50 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I won’t blame you for that, Horse.
          I’m not one to blast a fellow respected blogger for his intelligent opinion.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 3:15 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You sound like Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber. So you’re saying there’s a chance. I have some news for you. We have ZERO chance of winning it all next season. Then again, you probably don’t wacth the playoffs if the Lakers aren’t playing.

        • NBA4ever

          NBA4ever 3:35 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Have to agree with keen on this one. We have ZERO chance of winning it all in the next two seasons……….because of Kobe

          • mclyne32 4:05 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            If you want to put blame on someone for the Kobe contract, you don’t blame the guy who accepted the amount, you blame the girl who came up with the bright idea of offering such a ridiculous contract.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 4:17 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink

              I didn’t read that as NBA4ever blaming Kobe’s contract on Kobe. How did you arrive at that brilliant conclusion, mclyne? For all you know, he might think that Kobe can’t lead us back to the top because he won’t quite have it anymore. The bottom line is that he agrees that your comment isn’t too swift of mind.

            • mclyne32 4:25 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink

              Just because I’m optimistic that Kobe can come back and contribute at a high level doesn’t fit your opinion does not mean that it’s wrong, or unintelligent. It’s an OPINION.

              You must have been beaten hard at a child or pounded on the playground dude. I suggest you handle your issues in a shrink’s office before feebly coming at me.

            • For whom the bell trolls 4:34 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink

              Matt,
              you know it’s sacreligious to say anything negative about Jeannie Buss

          • NBA4ever

            NBA4ever 8:29 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I’m not blaming anyone nor saying he won’t return to 100%, I’m just stating the obvious that next season we have zero chance and the following season is unlikely because it’s a process.

        • NBA4ever

          NBA4ever 3:36 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          If anyone on this blog doesn’t watch the playoffs if the Lakers aren’t playing then I can’t really respect anything they have to say about the Lakers.

          • mclyne32 3:47 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            You are believing what this fool THINKS he may know about me?
            WOW

            • AK27

              AK27 4:04 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink

              The sequence of comments might suggest otherwise but I think NBA’s remark wasn’t about anybody in particular.

            • mclyne32 4:06 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink

              okay, no problemo.
              I have no beef with, NBA- he’s a respectable blogger

            • keen observer

              keen observer 4:19 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink

              Now you’re the judge of whose a respectable blogger and who isn’t, mclyne? Perhaps you should quit the name calling and read some of your posts before passing judgment.

            • mclyne32 4:26 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink

              LOL!
              You are a fool and nothing you can say will get you out of that reality.
              Go play tough guy elsewhere.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 7:02 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink

              Tough guy?

          • NBA4ever

            NBA4ever 8:33 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I know you watch the games Matt, I was just saying in general you can’t have an opinion on the Lakers if you don’t understand the whole league. So I assume and would hope everyone on this blog watches the playoffs.

        • mclyne32 3:46 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          you sound like the same boring parrot over and over again

          BTW, you can’t remove my optimism in our Franchise now that there are making some proper decisions. We won’t win it next season, but we have a chance the following one with the proper coach and FAs brought in.

          • keen observer

            keen observer 4:21 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Did you just say you’re an optimist? Pardon me for crying. I’m laughing as hard as I have ever laughed. You are a typical Lakers fan who is negative about everything and constantly looks to blame someone. Give us a freakin’ break.

            • mclyne32 4:26 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink

              and you are a typical joke of a person
              You can have blind optimism.
              Mine is based off of actual events that happen.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 7:04 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink

              More name calling. Nice. You don’t have an ounce of optimism in you but your glass is filled to the top with criticism. Antoni, Antoni, Antoni. BORING.

    • AK27

      AK27 3:12 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Well, well, Mr Horse, you get special props for posting something that Keen loves. Doesn’t happen often around here.

      • Bad Horse 3:12 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        worries me

      • mclyne32 3:48 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You didn’t know, Amit?
        Keen knows everything about basketball and his opinion is always worth more than yours!

        • AK27

          AK27 4:06 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          lol, I think he likes being ornery. It is kinda amusing if you don’t take it seriously :)

        • keen observer

          keen observer 4:22 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          That’s a proper assessment, mclyne. I think it’s the first smart thing I’ve ever read from you.

      • For whom the bell trolls 4:51 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        reminds me of Kbros comment circa 2008 I believe
        Pfunk36,
        I don’t know whether to laugh or get frustrated at the irony of you only appreciating a post of ours that was specifically NOT about basketball. Haha…….
        Posted by: Andrew and Brian Kamenetzky

    • LakerTom 3:44 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey, Dave, the Fish as coach idea is an interesting one. I used to lobby all the time for Fish to be considered as a possible future coach for the Lakers. The guy is smart and a great leader. From what Derek has said, however, he is more interesting in a front office position rather than a coaching position. I could even see him going into politics.

      Personally, I think Derek would be an excellent coach if you wanted to run the Triangle or go big like Memphis. Unless the Lakers decide to abandon small ball and run-and-gun, I don’t think Fish is a good match. I would much rather see Steve Kerr or Kevin Ollie, guys who WANT to be a coach. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens.

    • tate793

      tate793 4:29 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No, you’re not in a minority regarding the viability of DFish as a head coach for the Lakers. Several of us have opined such over the past weeks.

      Derek has as much success as a player as Steve Kerr, was an infinitely better defender than Kerr and would have the respect of the Lakers players and organization. Derek still has his finger on the pulse of the on-court game.Coaching is about players.

      What justification is there for selecting Kerr over Fisher? He was out of BBall from 2002 -- 2007 then he was made GM of in PHO.

      You say you want guys who WANT to be a coach. Well, if Kerr WANTED to be a coach, why, then, is he still sitting on his hands regarding the gig offered him by Phil to coach the Knicks?

      His best basketball days were as a part of the Triangle -- so what makes him more viable than DFish? So tell me, Tom, why would you much rather see Kerr, than Derek?

      • LakerTom 4:57 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        First, he really wants to coach which Fish apparently doesn’t.
        Second, I think his experience as a GM and as a TV commentator gives him an edge.

        Third, I think Kerr is much more likely to run an uptempo offense, although that is just pure speculation on my part because he did play in the Triangle. I just think he is more likely to look at the big picture and see that the league is definitely trending towards small ball. It’s nothing more than a hunch on my part because I have not read anything that would indicate to me that Steve was leaning one way or another. I do know that he continued the tradition of playing small ball in Phoenix although they traded for Shaq, which was one of the reasons he quit. I just think he is the right guy for the job.

        • tate793

          tate793 5:34 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I reiterate -- if Kerr was so all fired up about wanting to coach, he would have jumped on Jackson’s offer already. Second, being a GM and a TV commentator does not make one a coach. That’s @$$ backwards. And, where did Kerr run an uptempo offense? He didn’t do it in Chicago. He didn’t do it in SA.

          The selection of Terry Porter and Alvin Gentry to succeed D’Antoni, does not suggest that Kerr continued anything. Heck, he wasn’t there long enough to continue squat.

          How can you say that Fish doesn’t want to coach? His playing career isn’t even over yet.

          What do you mean “…they traded for Shaq, which was one of the reasons he quit.”? Hell, Kerr was the one that signed off on the deal and executed it.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 5:47 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Fish isn’t even sure that he’s ready to retire yet.
      Him & Coop are my favorite Lakers but I’m not sure if this is the right place for his 1st job.
      At least Coop has been the head of a team before..even if it was in the women’s game

      • tate793

        tate793 6:36 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Either one would be a better choice than Kerr. Don’t know why Tom wants to place Kerr at the head of the class.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 6:49 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Somebody made a point on the radio that we can’t keep going cheap on our head coach. Not a good look when Doc is across the hall making double what our guy makes. That’s why I wouldn’t be surprised to see them go for the VanGundy bros. or do whatever they can to pry Thibbs out of Chicago.

        • tate793

          tate793 8:36 PM on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          If they can’t pry Tim from Chi Town, then maybe they can pry Mark from GS. From a lot of reports, he doesn’t see eye to eye with GS’s management. I wonder if that includes Jerry West?

  • Bad Horse 6:00 PM on April 27, 2014 Permalink  

    Responsibility

    I think it is a cool word.

    I don’t look at responsibility as good/bad or right/wrong.

    It is a place to take a stand.

    For only when we are prepared to take responsibility for something can we have an impact on it.

    Just listened to Doc take responsibility for today’s loss. He could have been reasonable, he had great excuses. He chose to be unreasonable and say something like “It’s on me”.
    I respect that, and I bet his players do as well.

    Why is it that when it was time for someone take responsibility for the Lakers season it had to be Jeanie?

    We all heard the excuses: Injuries, the new CBA, one year contracts, lack of talent, and so on.

    Where was our coach?

    There were comments that placed blame on the players . . . Pau and “I wanted to win”, Kobe a “Fan”, defense and “We go over it every day in practice”, just trying to win with what we have . . .

    Our coach was reasonable, he had great excuses.

     
  • Bad Horse 2:24 PM on April 17, 2014 Permalink  

    Quick story.

    Back in the mid 90s I was tending bar at a Marriott Suites in Newport Beach. The Clippers training camp was at UCI and they were all staying at the hotel. Clipper management/coaching personnel were having a party in the lobby. My manager came up and told me Mr. Sterling asked that I join their party. He asked me if I was a basketball fan . . . I told him I was a Lakers fan. A little later he introduced me to his PR Director and asked if I would date her. I hesitated, he then said How about if I get you court-side seats? I of course stated . . . To a Lakers game?

     
    • Magic Phil

      Magic Phil 5:40 PM on April 17, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Did you get the seats? Did you date her? Was she pretty?

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

        Jamie Sweet 5:57 PM on April 17, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Did Sterling prove to be a terrible landlord? I’ve heard he TOTALLY ignores people who tell him the sink is clogged.

      • Bad Horse 6:06 PM on April 18, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        opps, this was to Magic Phil

        nope, nope, and nope.

        Just was a fun moment to be a Laker fan.

  • Bad Horse 10:56 AM on April 13, 2014 Permalink  

    Just one guys thoughts . . .

    Small ball, seven seconds or less, entertaining exciting brands of basketball.

    Sure, just not for me.

    I want to see the ball go into the post. Kareem set up for the skyhook, everyone knows it’s coming, and no one can stop it.
    I want to see Shaq get it in the low post, three guys foul him and he still dunks it.
    I want to see the other team in foul trouble.
    I want to see opposing players dribble into the paint but pass on through because they are afraid to put it up.
    I want to see Kobe walk up and nail eight straight freebees to end a game because earlier some guy thought Hack a Shaq was a good idea.

    I get it, your going to tell me I’m living in the past, the game has evolved, analytics, three point percentages, the rules have changed, and so on.

    I don’t really care about exciting, I like dominance.

    What do you want to see?

     
    • LakerTom 11:23 AM on April 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Morning, Dave. You might want to check out ESPN Classic because that’s becoming the only place you can watch old school basketball anymore. :-) As a lifetime Lakers, Yankees, UCLA Bruins, and 49ers fan, I get the dominance thing, believe me.

      What I regret and miss most are the great teams. You can’t build great teams like the Lakers and Celtics or the 49ers and Cowboys of the 80’s under the new CBAs. Parity has taken its toll while opening the door to millions of fair weather one-season fans.

      • Bad Horse 11:33 AM on April 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hi Tom,

        It’s not just old school basketball.

        It’s Magic relentless fast breaks, Kobes daggers, Shaqs dunks, Coops defense. It’s more than just killer instinct. It’s a refusal to lose, a team capable of willing it’s self to victory. It’s leadership, it’s will, it’s attitude . . . it’s missing.

        Dave

      • Tidal_Wave

        Tidal_Wave 2:14 PM on April 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Coincidently I’m rewatching the 2001 Finals. For those that thought that Phil was old style, there were times in those Finals that he had Shaq + 4 guards or even smaller lineup with Horry or Grant at the post. But that team played defense, at least in the finals.

    • NuggetsCountry (Director)

      NuggetsCountry 3:58 PM on April 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      BH: Right there with ya!

    • mclyne32 4:59 PM on April 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      GREAT post!

      I would love to see that type of dominance again as well.

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