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  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 9:05 AM on July 21, 2018 Permalink  

    LT, don’t take me tooooo seriously. Am enjoying the ride. I like to play GM for Yanks and Lakers (Got us LBJ, didn’t I?). Ya’ll will thank me in June, ha, ha.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:29 PM on July 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      All right, DJ. Just worried about you, my friend. Lakers and Yankees set for another decade of championships. Don’t let the little stuff or minor setbacks derail the fun train. And LeBron and Judge may be the superstars but it’s still a team game and both Yanks and Lakers have great fun rosters. Over the next year or two, we’ll fill those holes and become juggernauts. So chillax and enjoy the ride, DJ.

      By the way, there’s a lot more to building a championship team than just signing or trading for superstars. You also have to develop strategies for how you’re going to build a championship team. Cashman and Magic are doing exactly that, which requires patience and careful judgment. If you want to play GM, then you need to exhibit more of those characteristics and less of the volatile “cut ’em, bench ’em, or trade ’em philosophy you seem to always fall back on. Just saying. :-)

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:25 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink  

    Might start shakin a bit now LT. Thinking 1 game wild card. Our pitching is weak in a couple of starters: German and Gray. CC and Tanaka average. We don’t have hitting clutch closers. Too many below average hitters (homers or K’s). I think we struggle, but hold on to a wild card. Boston has homer hitting with high averages.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:31 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Disappointing loss. We need to trade for deGrom. This loss actually helps in that way. I would think you’ve seen enough 162 game seasons to understand there are still 68 games left and the Yankees will make a move. Yankees will be fine and I will take Sevy over anybody else if we have to the Wild Card route.

      You’re an embarrassment as a Yankee and Jeter fan, DJ. Need to pull it together or we’re going to have to take away your handle. :-0

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 9:02 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Nothing but a Chip will do, lol!

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:32 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          You daily crying and moaning and complaining isn’t going to help get there or enjoy the journey getting there, DJ. You need to act like your namesake. You don’t let a few bad games ruin the season for you. Come on, man. You know I’m right. Don’t strip the fun out of the journey. For the Yanks or Lakers.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:39 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          And frankly, that’s b******t, DJ. Championships at any cost? LMAO. Get real. You think that’s some grand stance that makes you special? If you think like that, you’re not going to enjoy this season or the journey this Lakers team is going to take just like you’re not enjoying the great season the Yankees are having. Wake up, my friend, and stop kidding yourself that this schtick of yours is anything but sophomoric. Nothing but a Chip will do, lol. I don’t think you really believe that and I think you demean yourself by doing it. I should probably delete this post but what the hell. I love you, DJ. but you’re wrong, man. There’s a lot more to the game than just winning. At least in my world. Good night, DJ.

          • mud

            mud 10:53 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            well, you shouldn’t delete his post or roast him too hard, but i have been saying similar things for a while. i prefer winning, of course, and really, nothing less than winning will do. but there’s no need to cry about it for very long when winning is hard to find. things do what they do. the more we act and react properly, the more we win. fans mostly just watch and cheer or boo, or turn off the television. let’s not get things out of proportion. i mean, i’m not going to take the war so seriously as to march to Oakland with a gun and cripple the Warriors and all of their supporters.

            boy, are we all expecting something great, or what?

            i heard once, that expectations were for the losers. the winners are too busy doing something. when one fails, that’s when expectations come into play. fear of failure works the same.

            that will be $32.50.

            each.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:58 PM on July 20, 2018 Permalink  

    The Beaser, eh?

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 1:40 PM on July 17, 2018 Permalink  

    Let’s give our current roster a chance. Do not trade Ingy, Hart, Kuz. Perhaps LB. I surely hope LB is what we hoped he would be. Is he working on shooting? Free throws at least? Can he play enough, without injury, to be a help instead of a drag. Lotta Q-marks there. Let us attract whoever for next year. Now if Deng and picks for WCS or the like that fit a run and gun system, without giving any of the above, so be it.

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 2:14 PM on July 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      WTF is it about Lonzo Ball’s game that you didn’t like last season? The Lakers were 24-28 with him in the lineup and 11-19 without him. He’s probably going to be the best of the bunch. “Lotta question marks”? Like what? His shooting percentage? Getting to the rack? Free throws? Big f*cking deal. How about focusing on the amazing/more important things he does like making his teammates better, his off the charts basketball IQ, his incredible rebounding instincts, etc, etc, etc. He will be transcendent. These Colin Sexton types are a dime a dozen, but none of them have the pass first, change the game instincts like Lonzo. So sick of Lakers fans bagging on him. If anyone should know better, it’s knowledgeable fans, but then again you might not fit into that category.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 2:36 PM on July 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Kinda hard to work on his shot (all of em) when his knee’s been injured since April and still on the mend…

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 2:47 PM on July 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yep. Before we crown LB as the next J-Kidd, let’s see, let it playout. If you (any of us) are steadfast Laker fans, we all want LB to succeed. Why would we want him to fail? So if we are saying his shooting at 36, 31,45 and playing 50 games is great and he doesn’t need to work on anything, well okay then. Bet you Kobe worked on all facets of his game year in and year out.

        • mud

          mud 9:52 PM on July 17, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          the only thing that will keep Lonzo from being a GREAT player is if his body breaks down.

          if you can’t see what a fine player he is, regardless of stats, then you haven’t watched the whole game. or that’s my opinion. when he was throwing up absolute bricks, he was the most valuable Laker on the floor. the team’s play regressed considerably after he missed a couple of games. that was true every time he was pulled for health.

          question his body, but not his game, is my advice.

          chances are he has already been working on shoring up his frame. he has enough bulk already to be solid, if he puts in the work. all the reports are that he DOES work.

          i’m not the least bit concerned with his shooting averages. he DOES need to improve them, but they are not the measure of his value to the team.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:35 PM on July 11, 2018 Permalink  

    JustanotherMambafan-Come on back and get this party started!! We miss you!!

     
    • NuggetsCountry (Director)

      NuggetsCountry (Director) 8:50 AM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yes! Where is she!?

    • AK27

      AK27 9:05 AM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good to see ya here, NC…how’s your health ?

      • mclyne32 (Director) 9:22 AM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You haven’t been around enough either, Amit.

        • AK27

          AK27 11:17 AM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I hope your son is doing great and you never have to go through something that difficult again, Matt.

          And I haven’t been keeping up with basketball for a while..so, I’m not good for much even when I’m around :)

          • mclyne32 (Director) 11:37 AM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Thanks man- I really appreciate it. He’s doing well acting like a typical teenager: stinking up his room, being super sarcastic, playing video games, and rocking on his guitars.

          • GDUBinDC

            GDUBinDC 2:00 PM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Don’t sell urself short, AK. : )

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 9:46 AM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Amit is too busy building computers creating algorithms to crash the world’s economy again :)

        • AK27

          AK27 10:41 AM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Lol, I swear I would have been happier saving the world but it was well beyond my capabilities :)

          How have you been, NBA ?

          • NBA4ever

            NBA4ever 10:50 AM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Doing great Amit, just bought a home in Santa Cruz, so I’m busy to say the least… cuz it isn’t cheap living in paradise. My fiance spent months in India and Nepal, interesting stories :) You need to come out to California, it would be great to meet up and exchange stories and talk about anything but basketball.

            • AK27

              AK27 12:35 PM on July 12, 2018 Permalink

              Man, it’s good to know you’re happy, NBA…quite a bit seems to have changed for you…I might have found out sooner if the RC hadn’t turned into a ghost town….I hope my country treated your fiancee well

              I’d love to meet up….business usually takes me to the east coast but a trip to Cali would be great…it’ll also give me a chance to settle some unfinished business with htj down in Temecula :)

            • therealhtj

              therealhtj 1:03 PM on July 12, 2018 Permalink

              So long as you come correct you lentil-loving mfer!

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 2:01 PM on July 12, 2018 Permalink

              Hey, watch it, Stan … I like Daal, too. : P

    • Seely_Iggy (Director)

      Seely_Iggy (Director) 10:57 AM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good job Deej. You managed to draw out several illusive people. Hiya Nuggs, hope you’re doing well. Been a long time.

      And AK, so good to see you too. I’ve missed you and your put downs :D

      Justa, still waiting for ya to show up. We need more women here.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:17 AM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        LOL. Would be great to see more of the old timers who may be lurking to join in.
        I sent Justa an email so let’s see if she’s still there.

      • AK27

        AK27 12:47 PM on July 12, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I doubt that Justa will ever be a regular on the blog again, Seely…she’s probably off trying to rediscover the magic lost deep in her soul….the “game” ain’t in her no more :)

        More women are certainly needed on the blog, but as long the only woman here happens to be you, I don’t mind :)

        And put downs ? I wouldn’t say boo to the proverbial goose ! You must have me confused with someone else :)

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 12:37 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink  

    Anyone catch the Summer League Lakers? Hart of course was very good, thought Wagner was very good as well, showed some stuff.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 4:08 PM on June 30, 2018 Permalink  

    KD35 opts out. I know. He ain’t coming.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:56 PM on June 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I would trade or cut Sonny Gray today. Kid has no guts. Choker.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:12 PM on June 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Fraizer, Austin, young pitchers for DeGrom. We can sign harper and Machado if needed next year. But, I agree starting pitching (good to great) is what we need now.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:20 PM on June 25, 2018 Permalink  

    Hey LT. My thinking is Bird is totally lost and I don’t really have much hope for him. Also, Walker is an out before he gets in the box. Lazanga pitched great! I hope Romine can hit .250 holding the spot for Sanchez. I think Gary is way too heavy. Nice to see Stanton on fire. That’s my take for tonite, ha, ha.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:37 AM on June 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      DJ, you are worse than the plague. Yankees have best record in the league. It’s a 162 game schedule. Your thinking is simply warped by your overactive addiction to winning.

      You probably desperately need an intervention and maybe a forced switch from Yankees and Lakers fans to rooting for your home town Indianapolis Indians and Pacers.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 10:25 AM on June 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        U R a laugh riot, LT!

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:32 AM on June 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Hey, DJ, I love how Jonathan Loaisiga has been pitching. This kid has some moxy and cool. Another great start. Yankees on a winning streak.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 11:37 AM on June 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            He looked very good. We may have some good pitching coming, but perhaps not ready for the bigtime yet.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:44 AM on June 26, 2018 Permalink

              Need to trade Frazier et al to get Jacob deGrom before the deadline. He will be our version of Verlander.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 11:47 AM on June 26, 2018 Permalink

              I agree with that.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:34 PM on June 24, 2018 Permalink  

    Shreve? Are you kidding me? Time to revamp our lineup and for Boone to manage.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 2:48 PM on June 24, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yep, knew we were dead the minute he took the mound.
      Poor job by German but great job by bullpen until Shreve.
      Problem is hitters just didn’t hit with men on base.
      Can’t remember a 3-game losing streak to the freaking Rays no less.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:54 PM on June 19, 2018 Permalink  

    Hey LT, if you are still lurking, lol. Can we move Sanchez to 8th and Bird to 9th?

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:56 PM on June 19, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No, only Boone can do that. Thankfully. SMH…

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:58 PM on June 19, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Ha, well he needs to do something to get those two going. Might score more runs with babies up front.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:00 PM on June 19, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Did you watch the game, DJ? Sanchez hit the hardest ball hit this year but straight at an outfielder. You give guys like him all the rope he needs. That’s like with shooters. Don’t want the coach lurking over his shoulder. Sanchez may be our best hitter in the end. You start the what have you done for me lately stuff way too soon.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 8:09 PM on June 19, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yes and some times a player might need a differ situation to better succeed and get on track. What I don’t understand is why some of our guys to go against the shift some times?

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:27 PM on June 19, 2018 Permalink  

    I only see what I see and hear what I want to hear and so, who on our current roster of kids could or really will be a perennial All Star throughout their career? With all the talk about who may come and we trade for to build a Finals-type team is gonna be untouchable. Is LB really J-Kidd? Is Kuz really Durant? Is Ingy? Is Randle? Is Hart?

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 7:35 PM on June 19, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I would not get rid of Kuzma, even if the Spurs demanded him.
      I will be extremely bummed if our FO doesn’t value Randle as much as I do.
      In the end, I’m extremely happy that we have two very capable guys making these decisions.
      Imagine if we still had Jimmy and Kupchek running things…

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 4:46 PM on June 14, 2018 Permalink  

    Heard on “The Jump” that Scottie Pip Jr. and some one else Jr. might be playing High School ball with LBJ Jr. Talk about a Super High School team. Some one my think of my some one else? I forgot

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 5:37 PM on June 14, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey LT, what is so hot about the Mitchell Robinson kid? What is not so hot? If he’s any good at all, why would he fall to 25? I know Kuz came in then, but don’t know that much about him.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 7:50 PM on June 14, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Kenyon Martin’s kid.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:35 PM on June 9, 2018 Permalink  

    Oops, forget, congrats Nikki!!

     
    • mud

      mud 2:39 PM on June 9, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      ok, i forget.
      what?
      i forgot again.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 2:51 PM on June 9, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He did so much to help them win!
      In all honesty, I’m happy for him.
      He went from getting caught red handed to NBA champ in a short span of time.
      I always enjoyed having his wacky persona on our team.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 6:28 PM on June 5, 2018 Permalink  

    WOW! Is it safe to come into the water??? Yikes

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:02 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink  

    Is there anyone else out there that wants and hopes Lakers hit the Jackpot this Summer, bringing LBJ and PG and hopefully hang on to JR?

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 8:13 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nice, 2 straight wrong calls against Cavs, wow. Houston’s Harden got screwed the same way. NBA refs, worst in Pro Sports.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 8:29 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        What a game though! Poor JR Smith.

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

          Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:31 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          JR or TT need to know the score. D-U-M-B play by both.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 8:40 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Wow! JR! LBJ, he gone!

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 8:48 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              LOL, but u’re prolly right, : )

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

            Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:50 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            My apologies to Tristan, that was all JR’s dumass

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 8:52 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              Yup, total lack of awareness on his part.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 8:55 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              Couldn’t believe my eyes. He had an easy lay back in.

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

              Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:26 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              Also, George Hill could stand to make 2 free throws. Bad fundamentals compounded by outright idiocy with a dash of Warriors class at the end. Ah well, honestly…who cares? Ain’t the Lakers out there so any interest I have is purely in how this effects free agency and, seeing as the Cavs are stuck with JR Smith until the end of the 2020 season, I would say the odds just tilted slightly to the King packing his bags.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 8:55 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not sure if it was JVG, MJ or MBreen who said it, but whoever said “if Draymond hits multiple 3s the Dubs would win” was right. LOL

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 8:57 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Two huge calls in the 4th that went against Cavs-wrong. Still doesn’t excuse JR or GHill missing the second shot. Sure be interesting to see how this effects Cavs in game 2?

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 9:03 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          There’s always bad or missed calls, Deej … but u can’t just look at the calls or non-calls that r or aren’t made in the closing minutes or seconds. U gotta look at the totality of the calls and see how many went agains the Dubs as well. Maybe it wouldn’t even have been that close if a coupla calls or non-calls that went the Cavs way, hadn’t. It usually balances out in the end. IJS

          BTW, Cavs shot 22 FTs to the Dubs 20 … so there u have it.

          • mud

            mud 9:14 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            there you don’t have it.
            it’s not how many calls or how many free throws, it’s WHEN bad calls happen. the NBA’s officiating is getting worse and i can’t help but think that the NBA is fine with that. the refs jobbed the Cavs. i bet Vegas was happy.

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

              Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:31 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              Naw, Hill needs to do his job and make 2. JR needs to do his job and know the score. The only truly bad call was T-squared getting thrown for defending Shaun Livingsotn’s punk a$$ shot at the end of OT. Just take the TO and be grateful you got out of this mess with a W. Draymond acting like he just cured cancer, AIDS and eradicated the Federal deficit is business as usual. Ole Nutshot Green can’t help but act like a classless tourist in an Appleby’s who got a free Mai Tai.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 9:45 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              Not from where I’m sittin’ … it’s no worse. It’s as consistently bad as it’s been for some time now. People just seem to notice more when it occurs on the biggest stage.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 9:46 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              Tristan just let his frustration get the better of him. That is all.

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

              Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:47 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              Exactly. I figure come the morning we’ll see the NBA switch TT’s F2 to an common foul + a tech. I watched that shot and foul from 5 different angles: common foul. tech for shoving the ball in Green’s face…even if he deserved it.

            • mud

              mud 9:47 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              don’t get me wrong.
              the Cavs lost on their own. they have Clarkson and Nance in key roles and JR Smith is a vet presence. without KLove and Korver(am i really writing this?), they’d be somebody’s bench. somebody not in the playoffs…

            • mud

              mud 9:48 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              GDUB, you mean Joey Crawford?

              https://youtu.be/CbHxgp5MhkE

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

              Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:48 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              lol, truth mud. LNJ had a good game. Jordan played with heart but you need to hit shots in the playoffs. But for all that Cavs still had a chance to win until JR blew it.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 9:50 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              Zactly, JS … can’t blame the refs for JR’s boneheadness. LOL

            • mud

              mud 9:50 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              you can’t put JR in that situation. that’s what he does under pressure.

            • mud

              mud 9:51 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              GDUB, you mean this guy?

              https://youtu.be/fLzvVuevdmk

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

              Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:54 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              Oh you mean the guy who’s making money pedaling conspiracy theories, yeah REAL verifiable. lol

              Never thought of the NBA refs being any worse than MLB umps or NFL refs only those sports have allowed replay to influence and overturn bad calls in those sports.

              Kings missed a boatload of free throws to lose that series, did the NBA fix that? lol

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 9:58 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              LOL, mud … Joey was one of the more entertaining officials for me. : )

            • mud

              mud 10:10 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              yeah, the reason there was a ballgame was so the Joey’s fans could see him in action.

            • mud

              mud 10:11 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              well, Jamie, i guess you know that Donaghy is the one who got caught betting on games…

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 10:16 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              mud, u already know how I feel about how the refs impact the game and the role they can, and often do, play in the outcome(s).

            • mud

              mud 10:18 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              yes, i do.

              i was happy/disturbed to see it happening to a team other than the Lakers and a player other than Kobe.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 8:58 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      And to think Bron scores a playoff personal best 51pts and KD has an off shooting night and they still lose, not sure if there’s any hope left for the Cavs now. But to be honest, prolly never really was.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 9:00 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Oh, this as a win for Cavs might have pushed to 6 games.

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 9:06 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Possibly, but I think the inevitable outcome would most likely still be the same.

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 9:09 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That fight at the end of OT was great for the ratings moving forward :)

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 9:56 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      BTW, for the record, if the changed charge call on KD that was reversed to a blocking call is what some of u r referring to as a ‘bad’ call, then I’m not sure what u all THOUGHT u saw. What the replay showed was Bron clearly moving when the call was made. The reverse call was the CORRECT one IMO.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 10:00 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The issue is that it shouldn’t have been reviewed in tha 1st place. Only thing that can trigger the replay is if there’s doubt on whether LeBron was in the restricted area..clearly he was 3-5 steps outside. Plus…you don’t have to be “set” to take a charge. That coulda gone either way but it definitely shouldn’t have been reviewed

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 10:04 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Well, maybe so … but if missed or bad calls is what peeps r gonna harp on, then I saw Steph get mugged a coupla times and no call was made. I guess it depends on which team u’re rooting for.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 10:09 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          It’s not even about a missed or bad call..those happen.
          That charge/block coulda gone either way.
          But when you intentionally misinterpret the replay rule then that’s a problem. That ain’t a bang-bang situation

          • GDUBinDC

            GDUBinDC 10:13 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Restricted Area Block/Charge Review

            Since the 2012-13 season, referees have reviewed all block/charge calls when they are not reasonably certain as to whether the defender was inside or outside of the restricted area. For more information about what constitutes a block or a charge, click here). Restricted area replays are conducted only during the last two minutes of the fourth period and during all of overtime.

            When conducting their review, referees attempt to confirm or overturn their original call.

            The call is deemed a block if referees deem the defender was:

            Not in a legal guarding position, or
            In a legal guarding position, but inside the restricted area

            The call is deemed a charge if the defender was in a legal guarding position and outside the restricted area.

            Referees also determine if any unsportsmanlike acts or unnecessary contact occurred.

            • mud

              mud 10:16 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              he was nowhere near the restricted area. guess what? refs are paid to see EXACTLY that. you had one job to do…

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 10:19 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              But according to the info I just posted, he has to be outside the restricted area AND in a legal guarding position. If he was moving, which he was, then he wasn’t in a ‘legal guarding postion’ when the call was made IMO. But, I guess it’s what they often refer to as a ‘judgment/judgement’ call’.

            • mud

              mud 10:53 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              yep. charge/block.

              in slow mo, it could be called a block. in realtime, it was a charge and Mauer was gonna call that, but then the implant started beeping in his head and he knew that he better call NEW JERSEY. NEW JERSEY, the source of all strangeness and evil in this country that isn’t Florida. or something.

              just make the call and get on with the game. i can handle a missed call or a bad call, refs are only human. what i don’t like are calls that seem to be special for one situation. if it’s a foul that will be called tonight, keep it that way, all night and for all players. that shows a desire to have a real competition. it’s just my opinion, but i don’t think that’s quite the plan in the current NBA.

              this replay stuff makes the refs look more crooked than ever. i think it’s better to see them as incompetent than dishonest.

          • MongoSlade

            MongoSlade 10:24 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Dude was nowhere near the restricted area.
            Everything after the 1st sentence is irrelevant due to that fact.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 10:29 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              So u’re sayin’ that the ‘in a legal guarding position’ aspect of the rule is ‘irrelevant’, huh? LOL

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 10:39 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              I’m saying it shouldn’t have been reviewed in the 1st place.
              Right or wrong, the guy called charge and play should have resumed. But they made a conscious choice to bastardize the replay rule.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 10:41 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              Bastardize? LMAO They simply followed the rule to the letter without omitting portions of it.

            • AK27

              AK27 10:55 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              Do you think he wasn’t in a legal guarding position, G ?

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 11:00 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              As far as I could see he wasn’t, AK … he was moving and not set when contact was made. That’s a blocking foul, plain and simple IMO.

            • AK27

              AK27 11:10 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              So, the decision to review charge/block calls can be made even if the player happens to be well outside the restricted area ? Doesn’t seem to gibe with the bit you posted above.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 11:18 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              Yeah, AK … it would seem that way, but the rule does allow for them to change the call after reviewing and whether the defender was in a ‘legal guarding position’ is also part of the rule and I guess that’s how they interpreted it. Of course, I still say it’s a judgment call and as I’m typing this they’re discussing this very issue and they’re sayin’ he was in fact moving and not set.

            • AK27

              AK27 11:23 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink

              From David Aldridge’s tweet --

              Page 50, Official NBA Rules, Replay Triggers:

              Replay Triggers:

              (12) Officials have determined that illegal contact has occurred on a block/charge foul but are not reasonably certain as to whether the defender was inside or out- side the restricted area during the last two minutes of the fourth period or last two minutes of any overtime period(s).

              Page 55, Official NBA Rules, Section II: Reviewable Matters:

              l. If an instant replay review is triggered as described in Section I-a(12) above, the Replay Center Official and the official who called the foul would review the video to determine:
              (1) Whether the defender was inside or outside the restricted area.
              (2) Whether the defender was in a legal guarding position.
              (3) Whether any unsportsmanlike acts or unnecessary contact occurred.

              So, as you said, Lebron might not have been in a legal guarding position and they could have called a block in the first place. But the trigger for a replay doesn’t seem to involve the guarding position.

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:07 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        That was also terrible reffing. Too bad NBA coaches can’t play the game under protest like in MLB, lol

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:26 PM on June 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Her, DJ. 55 comments but nobody stepping up to support the KBJ & PG summer. I think mongo is in favor of that. Maybe there are others who will reply and support your LeBron and PG hopes. You’re going to be lonely

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