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  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:18 PM on February 6, 2018 Permalink  

    We ain’t much of nothing and haven’t been for 5 years, but we command so much Hate, Lakers still Champs! Lol!

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:26 PM on February 4, 2018 Permalink  

    Whew, what an ending! Clarky bout gave away all he contributed in the last 2 minutes. Likin Hart (he’s getting minutes). We are struggling a bit because Kuz has kinda slowed down (maybe needs rest). He also needs a PG to get him going. I still am opposed to trading Randle or Clarky unless it really helps us. Kinda like who we gettin in return. Finally Brook played big!

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 2:44 PM on February 4, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hart may be a rookie but he has an NBA ready body and his IQ is greater than that of an average Rookie.

      No evidence to support his IQ necessarily, nothing empirical just anecdotal.

      But other than Zo, name a guy who has a better feel? I can’t.

    • tate793

      tate793 4:13 PM on February 4, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Pretty impressed with Kyle’s feel. I think being relegated back to the bench and seeing a significant decline in his minutes have stymied his game. These younsters are tempermental. Gonna ruin Bryant with all the DNP’s.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:09 PM on February 4, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I agree, Tate. Part of it is probably Lonzo’s absence. Lonzo has an old school point guard’s mentality of getting the ball to the right player, which is Kuz if you want to score. Lonzo always gets him shots in rhythm. When Lonzo’s not in the game, there’s no point guard to direct the ball to the better shooters or hot hands. It’s usually the guy with the ball who shoots it, especially Clarkson and Randle. No prioritization to get the ball to the right player with the right matchup.

        I wish Luke would just give Kyle a green light rather than holding him back. Hopefully, Lonzo will return and help Kuz get rolling again.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 8:14 PM on February 4, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Happens to every Rookie though. Part of the Rollercoaster. He was up and he’s a little down.

          As fans, we’re still there when the Ride is over and we keep it moving.

        • mud

          mud 9:47 PM on February 4, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Kyle’s light is certainly green.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:00 PM on February 2, 2018 Permalink  


  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:41 PM on January 30, 2018 Permalink  

    Harden history.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:43 PM on January 30, 2018 Permalink  

    Love next season will be 30, oft hurt and will take $24Mil thanks you very much. I know we rid Clarky’s $12Mil, but we still gonna be able to sign 2 Max?

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 3:46 PM on January 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      DJ, here’s a riddle…

      How do you make an omelette without cracking eggs?

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 3:50 PM on January 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I know, but what are our priorities? Our young might be readi in 2 years, Love would be 32.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 4:17 PM on January 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Love isn’t realistic option. Does nothing for us right now.

      • mud

        mud 5:22 PM on January 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Love is an old laying hen.
        you can’t make an omelet from that.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:56 PM on January 27, 2018 Permalink  

    Kobe has reached out to Cuz.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 4:43 PM on January 26, 2018 Permalink  

    Let’s out run those Bulls tonite! We need you, Clarky, Randle and Kuz to keep up the great play. Come on Ingy and Hart, we need you big! Hey KCP, show em what you got all over the court! LNjr, show em why you cannot be traded! I’m pumped!

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:51 PM on January 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      D**n straight, DJ. This is a ‘show me’ game for this team. Can’t regress or come out without energy. You figured out how to win. This is the challenge game of this 5-game roadie. Have to win this one. I’m hoping we can go 4-1 or at least 3-2. To do that, we have to win tonight.

      • tate793

        tate793 7:31 PM on January 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Well, we did it. Closed them ouy, inspite of a mild comebak attempt. Still missed too many free throws, but we protected the ball better than the opposition. All around good team wi.

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 8:00 PM on January 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          We got lucky as well, did not defend their 3’s. We did not move the ball well, and our 3 shooting was really off, but it is a Win!

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:30 PM on January 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Ingram came through big in the clutch despite a horrible earlier game. Starters won this won. Great to stretch the win streak without Lonzo to 4 to match the win streak with him. 8 of last 10 is pretty good. Good start to the road trip.

        • John M.

          John M. 10:44 AM on January 27, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          They channeled Shaq at the line: make ’em when you have to. They grew up a little more last night.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 4:27 PM on January 25, 2018 Permalink  

    Still just MO, but PG isn’t going to be traded, but I think he might come. I still need to see more from LB to call him the #1. Mostly due to health. I see goodness in him, but you have to be on the court. Kuz has passed my eye test, LB, not just yet. Hopin he does! Please keep Randle and Clarky. No way is Lopez gonna work out, same with KCP. Neither can come back as per their play or salary. Of course there are options that probably won’t flare up, like Randle for Whiteside or Clarkson for Derozan or Ingy for PG. I like our young core and adding even Cuz and or PG would place us in a great position after the Warriors get old.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 4:22 PM on January 24, 2018 Permalink  

    Just finished the game. Another “W”! My only complaint is we are not passing enough. I am thinking more and more about keeping : Randle, Clarkson, Hart, LB, Ingy, Kuz and Nance. Not sure we could get back better than we have. All have minor issues, but that adding a Super and perhaps two would compliment well.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:31 PM on January 22, 2018 Permalink  

    Can’t imagine Cuz or PG being traded. I think we’ll wait whether or not we want too.

    • tate793

      tate793 4:19 PM on January 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      DJ, we all are in the boat together. Nothing positive comes from predicting doom and gloom, or naysaying on every hope.

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 4:26 PM on January 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not sure if I missed some other conversations so I’m missing tates sarcasm but not trading for either of them now is a positive perspective as I don’t think it makes sense to make any trades at this point unless its a lopsided trade in the Lakers favor.

    • mud

      mud 5:31 PM on January 22, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      we don’t have much say, anyway.

    • tate793

      tate793 12:37 AM on January 23, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No sarcasm. Tate’s just about positive synergy and believing in one’s goals. Self-fulfilling prophecies are real. If you think you’re going to fail, you will fail.

      The losing ways have been going on since the 2010/11 season when we got swept out of the second round by the MAVS. Lost in the WCF to OKC 1-4 in 2011/12. The following year, 2012/13 (our last above .500 season) we were swept in the first round by the SAS. Records of 27-55, 21-61, 17-65 and 26-56 followed.

      5 coaches and 4 lottery picks later we’re still out of contention, and “waiting”, “kicking the can down the road” doesn’t necessarily extinguish futility.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:51 PM on January 20, 2018 Permalink  

    OKC and Pels playing well now, can’t think they will trade. Cavs need help! Perhaps Lou Will and DJ from Clipps for 1st pick and fill ins.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 6:25 PM on January 14, 2018 Permalink  

    Gutting the Bench for what we’ll get or not for nothing (money) seems like the past Laker way of thinking. Even the Warriors have a really nice bench.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:31 PM on January 13, 2018 Permalink  

    Correction. I didn’t see Nance Slam Dunk, it was Nique.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:09 PM on January 10, 2018 Permalink  

    NBA rumors all over the place for Clarky’s new home.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:12 PM on January 9, 2018 Permalink  

    LT, my friend, can we get it across to our Laker Bloggers that the word “hate” just isn’t in the conversation. I do not know a single Laker player to ever evaluate on a “hate” level. I have my thoughts about what may or may not work for the team, as many do. I would love to see all our players succeed to the benefit of the Lakers and themselves personally.

    PS-Don’t “hate” Luke either, often disagree, but “hate” isn’t my feeling for him.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:21 PM on January 9, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I don’t think any of us “hate” any of the guys on our team or Luke, DJ. I just think we are disappointed at how the team has performed and concerned about how things are going to work out. As with any work in progress, it’s hard not be critical, especially when we see games like those against the Thunder and Hornets. It’s just the cost we all have to pay when we’re losing. Winning tonight and going forward will make this all a distant remote memory. Hopefully…

    • keen observer

      keen observer 3:31 PM on January 9, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      There’s way too much negative criticism from this group about almost every player up and down the roster, our head coach and our former front office, and when it comes to our unique 20 year old point guard, who I would still draft first if we had the #1 overall pick, it’s so off base that’s it is sickening. If my use of the word “hate”, which was used to simply emphasize a point, somehow offended you, then I apologize and will refrain from such language again. I will, however, come up with as powerful language as I can when offensive opinions are sprayed all over here that defy basic fan intelligence. If someone trashes Lonzo Ball now, they should find another team to root for or quit watching basketball altogether. He’s our future and brightens the heck out of it, but he can’t fast forward time 3 years or so.

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 3:36 PM on January 9, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Big difference betwixt hate and criticism. It ain’t all kittens and rainbows.

        • mud

          mud 3:49 PM on January 9, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          this is just a bunch of whining(“feeble and petulant complaints” for those who don’t know English well).

          your(the general “you”, not anyone in particular) criticisms don’t help to illuminate minds or make any functional difference since the team cares less about your beyotching than it does about Lavar’s. even if the team cared a lot, it wouldn’t mean that anything could be fixed by such whines.

          some complaining is natural, it’s blowing of steam and frustration, but when it’s unceasing and is relating to things beyond the team’s immediate control, then it’s just plain negativity and bad sportsmanship.

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 3:52 PM on January 9, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yep. The problem started with the Press and perhaps Lakers making LB out to be the Superstar of the team, even before the Draft. I thought he would be at 20 pts, 8 Rebs and 12 A’s a game right away. He’s not there, yet, but hope springs! They sang the same song with DLO, and we struck gold with Clarkson in the 2nd round and same stuff on Randle. A year later it has all changed and we dumping them, possibly. What makes one think we won’t be dumping LB, Ingy and Kuz in a year or two.

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