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  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:13 PM on February 21, 2020 Permalink |  

    why is AD out/

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:21 PM on February 15, 2020 Permalink |  

    NBA got it right on the All Star Award named after Kobe. NBA got the Slam Dunk epic contest wrong, Silver should have stepped in and called it a tie. Left a very sour taste.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 7:28 AM on February 16, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Candace Parker took her cues from the Iowa Caucuses.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:17 AM on February 16, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Should have been a tie but let’s be honest, rappers and actors as judges already makes this more spectacle than contest. It’s all content fodder at this point. Fun? Yes, very fun but the players shouldn’t be led to believe this matters as much as they feel it does.

      In terms of the award I do think it apropos but with the caveat that it is an award for something that has no real impact on the actual NBA which feels a little odd seeing as Kobe’s most respected trait was his competitiveness. Having said that, maybe it’ll up the level of competition a bit. All in all, a pretty cool gesture by the NBA which didn’t have to do anything like this. It’s a good way to ensure that Bryant will always have a moment in every season and if that tourney ever comes to fruition it’ll have truer meaning in terms of his hunger to win.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 1:37 PM on February 16, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That dunk contest was awesome!
      Since Gordon had straight 50s across the board, except for his last dunk, which was under scored, he should have won.
      Anyway, that’s was an all time great showdown of elite athleticism and creativity.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:16 PM on February 11, 2020 Permalink  

    LBJ had too many TO’s. I hope in the PO’s he and our others make fundamental rather than difficult to complete passes, etc.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:24 PM on February 7, 2020 Permalink  

    Well, they showed us, but had to shoot 45% from 3. Why we didn’t make them drive the lane, I dunno. This was a “Big” game to a degree. I’m not a Kuz defender or huge fan, hoped he would take a challenge, but he hasn’t shown it. It is possible we only will have LBJ (a year older) and Kuz next year. Again, Rob has done nothing that Magic didn’t try to do. I sort of expected Rob to pull a Rabbit, but?

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:13 PM on February 2, 2020 Permalink  

    Dad gum it LT! Chiefs played well though. Hopin Lakers and Yanks make “two out three ain’t bad.”

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 7:24 PM on February 2, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Mahomes is an elite talent. Out of the Pocket. No defense can stop him on the move.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:21 PM on February 2, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      49ers, Shanahan, and Garoppolo choked. That last three and out was a killer. Could have won it but lost confidence at the end and gave up on running the ball and tried to win it by passing, which was not their strength. Couple of big plays by KC doomed them. Couple of questionable calls by zebras too. That missed offsides and delay of game calls turned the tide. Should have drafted Mahomes when they had the chance.

      • p ang

        p ang 8:25 PM on February 2, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        choke, my behind. KC beat them like a drum.

        Dang, my homeboys celebrating without me.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:03 PM on February 2, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          When you enter the fourth quarter leading 20-10 and punt twice and throw an interception, that’s choking, Peter. Terrible play calling in the clutch by Shanahan. But some clutch plays by Mahomes.

          • p ang

            p ang 9:08 PM on February 2, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            to you, yes.

            to me, the better team won. KC forced all those event to happen.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 9:25 PM on February 2, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Shanahan had the perfect play called with 1:40 left with Sanders wide open down the middle for the go-ahead touchdown. Jimmy G over-threw him though. Then the defense gave up that long touchdown run and that’s all she wrote. Great game.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 10:04 PM on February 2, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Mahomes missed a couple early ones too. Coulda been over sooner.

    • Buba

      Buba 7:22 PM on February 3, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That was a heart breaker. Wow. I left home at the 9th-minute mark the fourth quarter to take a quick dash to the corner store thinking that the 49ers have won, only to come back and KC chiefs took a lion share and took it home.
      It seems unfair, but the better team won.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:26 PM on January 31, 2020 Permalink  

    Yeah I am mad, is Kuzma gonna guard anyone?

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:24 PM on January 30, 2020 Permalink  

    Does the Kings offer include a 1st Round Pick?

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:40 PM on January 30, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Second rounder but right now that would be 8 out of 30 second round picks so close to late first rounder. At least that is the assumption. If it included a first, I think Rob would have taken the deal.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 6:21 PM on January 26, 2020 Permalink  

    RIP Kobe, my son and I loved you. 

     
    • Seely_Iggy (Director)

      Seely_Iggy (Director) 6:22 PM on January 26, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Cherished the memories, DJ. Wished I’d had the opportunity to meet him in person.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 6:25 PM on January 26, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Took the Pic Rookie year and blew up to poster size which he signed a year later! : (

        • Seely_Iggy (Director)

          Seely_Iggy (Director) 6:31 PM on January 26, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I was wondering about how young Kobe looked in the picture. To be honest, I’m having a hard time dealing with this sense of profound loss and glad to have other members of the Lakerholics family to grieve with, DJ.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 6:32 PM on January 26, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Don’t mind saying, been crying most of the day. I cherish each day that my son is alive.

            • Seely_Iggy (Director)

              Seely_Iggy (Director) 6:36 PM on January 26, 2020 Permalink

              That’s the thing that’s so heartbreaking. I grief for Lakers nation but mostly I grief for his wife and young daughters. My sense of loss is nothing compared to what his family is going through.

            • Magic Phil

              Magic Phil 7:58 PM on January 26, 2020 Permalink

              Iggy, me too. When I think about Vanessa…

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:37 PM on January 26, 2020 Permalink

              I cried and hugged each of my granddaughters after each of their games today. So reminded me of Kobe and Gigi.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 8:26 PM on January 26, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great photo, Deej.

    • AK27

      AK27 9:39 PM on January 26, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m truly sorry, Deej…thanks for sharing that memory

    • Buba

      Buba 11:31 PM on January 26, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      DJ, that was a huge souvenir. I will keep this forever and frame It so not even dust could get to it. Thanks for sharing.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 6:06 PM on January 25, 2020 Permalink  

    Our usual start, too many TO’s and giving up too many 3’s, lol. Lotta game to go though.

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 7:10 PM on January 25, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Can’t hit them 3’s, but keep shooting them.

      • therealhtj

        therealhtj 9:05 PM on January 25, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Too many 50-50 plays went the wrong way. To top it off, Lakers went ice cold twice as they were making a comeback. They were down 5 late, Lebron takes a early, not awesome look at a 3 hoping to close the gap, misses, and Philly runs off like 10 straight and it’s a wrap. For a dude that gets so much bball IQ credit, he’s gotta do better.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 10:59 PM on January 25, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          It’s so frustrating to see this happen a lot. When we need a bucket, or three down the stretch, both LeBron AND AD often settle for long jumpers.
          That’s just unintelligent basketball. They should be putting the pressure on the defense by attacking.
          After his first few seasons, Kobe started mastering the art of picking his spots, while picking apart every defense thrown at him. High I.Q. Mixed with an unparalleled level of Killer Instinct.
          Sometimes, AD and LeBron are just too passive.

          • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:53 AM on January 26, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            That always angers me too, Matt. I don’t care whether you’re talking about the NBA Finals or trying to win a 3-on-3 matchup at the gym, when clutch time comes, you attack the basket. LeBron and AD are not Steph Curry. Should have attacked. This game was almost as frustrating as the Celtics game. Mediocre game by LeBron and AD even though they scored 60 points combined.

            And don’t even get me started on Rondo and Kuzma. Playoff Rondo and Killer Kuzma show up so rarely that they can never be counted upon. Same with Danny Green. That trio combined for 8 freaking points. We just see more and more evidence that you can’t rely solely on your superstars. Even with Kobe, there were Finals games where our role players had to be the difference makers.

            This team needs help before the trade deadline!

            • mclyne32 (Director) 9:23 AM on January 26, 2020 Permalink

              I’ve changed my mind on the prospect of a trade. We need something to shake this team out of their malaise.
              They aren’t putting forth the level of effort, especially on the defensive end, that they previously had.

            • mclyne32 (Director) 9:25 AM on January 26, 2020 Permalink

              You are right, Kobe did have excellent role players around him like Horry and Foxy who consistently came up huge, on both ends, when needed.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 10:25 AM on January 24, 2020 Permalink  

    One thing that stood out to me last nite on Kuz was near the end of the 3Q LeBron got him the ball for a short wide open jumper and he chose not to shoot, but upon getting the ball back made a lousy pass to the basket for AD or LBJ to dunk and instead Nets intercept and go down for a 3. That’s a 5pt turnaround. We, and others do stuff like that as well, see Rondo. Those types of errors will cost you in the PO’s.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:43 AM on January 24, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That play jumped out at me, too, DJ but more for the hesitancy that Kuzma continues to display. He turns down good shots to take tougher shots, to make poor passes. The inconsistency is frustrating and it’s hard to imagine that he is going to solve that problem this year. Lakers should be talking to the Wolves to try and make a deal for Robert Covington.

      • John M.

        John M. 4:00 PM on January 24, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Off with his head!

      • Buba

        Buba 9:09 AM on January 25, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        “That play jumped out to me too, DJ, but more for the hesitancy Kuzma continues to display. He turns down good shots to take tougher shots, to make poor passes”. Tom, thanks for that input. That’s exactly what’s ailing Kuzma.
        I guess it’s a byproduct of playing alongside superstars, but I would like to see Kuzma unleashed.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 3:09 PM on January 24, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I hear ya, Deej but I honestly don’t ever remember a larger microscope shoved down the throat of a Laker.
      Not even Lonzo.
      Definitely not Randle.
      Not even the circus that was the Dwightmare.
      The biggest problem with our team is the lack of a playmaker off the bench, not Kuz.
      I can’t wait until the trade deadline passes so we don’t have to see another article about Kuzma’s farts not being the proper hue of purple and gold.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 4:05 PM on January 24, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        There’s more scrutiny because the stakes are exponentially higher. The championship window is now and it’s hard to wait for a guy to “develop” when we only got 2 or maybe 3 playoff runs left with Lebron.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:20 PM on January 24, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        And the only trading chip we have to solve either the point guard or wing defender problem is Kyle Kuzma. That’s why there’s so much scrutiny on him.

      • Buba

        Buba 8:40 AM on January 25, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hahaha, mclyne32, man you had me laughing out loud. What a good day you gave me? Am with you 100%.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:40 PM on January 23, 2020 Permalink  

    Great “D” second half!

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 6:11 PM on January 22, 2020 Permalink  

    Not getting it done, too many TO’s and no 3pt shot making. Our D looks pretty good though. Kuz is lost, so far.

     
    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 6:38 PM on January 22, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      For the love of all that is holy, please stop forcing those long, errant lead passes. For every one that works, there are 20 more that end in TO’s. If this is what Frankie boy’s coaching, we’ve all been giving far too much undue credit.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:10 PM on January 22, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yep, you can do that when your are up 20. Lackluster play from bench most of the game. Thinking we may have to make a move. You would think we’d be clicking on all cylinders now.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 9:32 AM on January 23, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Awful game to watch.
      That was our team giving about 60% effort.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:35 PM on January 21, 2020 Permalink  

    Congrats to DJ2 Hall of Fame!! Also Larry Walker.

    PS-Jete got all but one vote? Why that Voter is a HOF Voter is beyond me? Sheesh!

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:50 PM on January 21, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That voter should be banned and taken off the list of voters. Shame on him.

      • Buba

        Buba 12:02 AM on January 22, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Tom, I think you are being kind in your expression. I would be willing to crucify that dumb voter more. DJ was one of my favorites. Too bad he’s retired. I would have wanted to watch him 24/7. What a classy guy he is. Yes, that voter must be living in the past. I would have given that dumb voter a death sentence if I am a judge, knowing how DJ made me love baseball. That’s treason right there in my book.
        I used to go to braves games whenever he comes to town, including Alex Rodriguez. It used to be fun for me.
        “That voter should be banned and taken off list of voters”? I say, take him off life support as well, because he’s really sick.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 5:52 PM on January 20, 2020 Permalink  

    Not looking so good right now, but we a half to go. So far it’s Tatum, not Kuz. AD a bit rusty. Celts look like they wanna make a statement. Get back on here MM! : )

     
    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 6:11 PM on January 20, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Looking trash tonight.

    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 7:14 PM on January 20, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As Kobe said on these rare losses, “flush it!”

    • p ang

      p ang 7:35 PM on January 20, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You all know why the Lakers lost, don’t you?

      Its because Lakers didn’t trade Kuz and friends for somebody.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 11:38 AM on January 21, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not for all the Whiskey in Ireland, DJ.

      I’m around just won’t be on here. Keep an Eagle eye for me!

      Be well!

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 11:56 AM on January 21, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks my brother from a dif mother!! All Respect and Love my dear neighbor in the Great White North!!

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:12 PM on January 15, 2020 Permalink  

    Off to a lousy start. Sometimes we are just stupid with our play. Plenty game left though, eh MM?

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:46 PM on January 15, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good recovery to get lead down to 7. Man, for a while every bounce of the basketball was going Orlando’s way. Terrible start for Lakers. Let’s hope they get their act together in the second half.

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