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  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 4:37 PM on May 20, 2019 Permalink  

    July 1, 2 or 3 and we’ll see.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:48 PM on May 16, 2019 Permalink  

    No way Port wins 4 of next 5. Good effort though. Champ know how to close. Enjoy your time and loyalty Dame.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 9:57 AM on May 14, 2019 Permalink  

    Let’s trade Zo for Ja Morant.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:53 PM on May 9, 2019 Permalink  

    Wow, 76ers and Raps cannot figure each other from game to game. Game 7 could be a doozy!

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:16 PM on May 9, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Last two games have been all about home court.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 8:21 PM on May 9, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yep. Yanks Reps doing what they do again!

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 8:24 PM on May 9, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        So will Game 7.:

        They’ve been opening up the gates early and the Crowd has been a little slow to come in.

        If it’s a raucous environment, it will make a difference. Jurassic Park.

        I said Raps in 7. Thought it would go the distance.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 9:32 PM on May 9, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It’s like just about every other series.
      Whoever hits their 3’s wins.
      Kinda predictable…

      • mclyne32 (Director) 8:59 AM on May 10, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        And boring.
        Watching chuck after chuck after chuck is BORING!
        This is why viewing is dramatically down.
        Take it to the rack!!!!!!

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:18 PM on May 7, 2019 Permalink  

    Hey LT! Yanks Replacements doing thar thang again!

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:11 PM on May 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great come from behind win, DJ. Love Gio and DJ. What a great win. Watched the whole game. Was so pissed at Frazier. Our two guys hitting over .300 were great. That was a close play at the plate.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 5:56 PM on May 3, 2019 Permalink  

    Great stuff you all talkin bout Friday! Really extra hard to predict until PO play out on players we might sign or trade for. Anybody know health updates on Ball and Ingy and Hart?

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 1:25 PM on April 14, 2019 Permalink  

    What are your thoughts on Magic’s “All I want to be is done.” (Band Perry shout out) Also what’s the deal about Kobe being this some sort of master controller from behind the Wizard’s (of Oz) Curtain? Does anyone have clear knowledge or are we just makin stuff up?

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 1:29 PM on April 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nobody has any clear knowledge, just opinions based on past facts.
      -Kobe was in ROb’s corner before he got hired, likely remains there but has said, repeatedly, that he wants nothing to do with running or coaching an NBA basketball team.
      -Magic has the freedom tom choose his path, but he certainly left the team in a lurch when he did it the way that he did.
      -Luke getting canned seemed inevitable. Hadn’t won enough quick enough, we’re not the only team with injuries, vets lost it with him early. All major signs pointing to him being as in over his head as Jeannie is now.

      :)

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 1:33 PM on April 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Appreciate your thoughts.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 2:15 PM on April 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The same way Kobe says he doesn’t want anything to do with it, could be the same logic Sean Hannity says he wants nothing to do with the White House. Lol.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 2:52 PM on April 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Kobe doesn’t have anything to do with what’s going on.
      This all has to do with Jeanie.
      If she gets a real GM in here, along with a decent coach, and fires Rob, we will be fine.
      If her plan is to roll with Rob, we’re screwed.
      Kobe’s not running this secretly, behind the scenes, like Emperor Palpatine!!!
      Lol!

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 3:52 PM on April 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Just couldn’t figure if there was any truth, for sure.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 6:33 PM on April 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          This “Ghost of Kobe” stuff is just a new tagline LT made up…lol

          • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:28 PM on April 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            LOL. The ghost of Kobe refers to the fact that Jeanie will not fire Rob because he is Kobe’s daughter Gianna’s godfather. When Magic was referring not wanting to come between Jeanie and ‘him,’ the him was not Luke Walton. It was Rob Pelinka. She was willing to let Magic fire Luke but not Rob.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 7:52 PM on April 11, 2019 Permalink  

    Kinda wierd that some of have all the inside knowledge of what happened between Magi, Jeannie, Luke, Rob, LBJ and who told who what and who overruled who. Quite frankly I’m now sure any of us do. Mueller Report.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 8:51 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink  

    Great NCAA Final game! OT!

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 9:01 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Virginia breaks their Cherry! Congrats Coach Bennett!

    • mclyne32 (Director) 9:09 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great game!
      Was rootin’ for Tech since my oldest daughter just graduated from there last year.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 9:40 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Refs screwed up 2 of the 3 games.
      Both times favoring Virginia

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 3:32 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink  

    KCP-Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 4:05 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The other side of the argument is that KCP struggled early in the season due to his legal problems and then started to really shoot and play well after working again with Chris Matthews @lethalshooter. If we made a deal with Cousins or Vucevic that wasn’t a max deal, there are other 3-point shooters whom I would prefer instead of KCP, namely Danny Green who would be great on defense too. But if KCP was willing to sign for the MLE, I might be inclined to keep him. His play the last month has been elite. He’s actually carried the team in several of the wins over the last 9 games. He doesn’t defend like he used to but he’s not chopped liver as so many on this blog believe. At his best, he’s a starting shooting guard in this league. Just not for a championship team. But I would love to have him coming off the bench. Probably not as much as I would like JaVale as a backup center. KCP can ball.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 4:10 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      My feelings about stats compiled in meaningless games with no pressure are well-documented…lol

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 5:06 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yep!

        • keen observer

          keen observer 5:41 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I agree, however, he never came off the bench before and I think if he had been the starting point guard …. oh never mind. Fool on me.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 9:18 PM on April 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Exactly, Mongo.
        He’s way to inconsistent to give another large contract to.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 12:37 PM on April 7, 2019 Permalink  

    On another note, who do you all think losing out in the PO’s favors a signing Super ( Klay, KD, Kyrie, Kwahi) or couple Stars (Vucevic and Kemba). You know if Boston gets slapped out, does that mean Kyrie might rejoin LBJ? Warriors lose in the Finals, KD or Klay may come our way? Your thoughts?

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 12:41 PM on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      PS-LT, I sent your message to Sanchez, lol!! Wow, 3 so far!!

      And “UP” goes Fraizer!

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 1:08 PM on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Aloha DJ

      Honestly I think the guys who most likely would consider the Lakers are Boogie and Kyrie. All the love Kyrie has been showing Lebron lately makes you wonder. And Boogie showed interest in the Lakers a few years back when he was still untouchable with the Kings. The only reason I see KD leaving the Warriors is to be the face of his own team. The Warriors will always be Steph’s team. Klay won’t leave unless they low ball him which they won’t. Who knows about Kawhi. He doesn’t talk. I’m not sure if he wants to join the circus that Lebron teams are. We might be able to land either Vuc or Kemba but together they will cost more then the cap space we have. And I don’t like either of them enough to make any trades to fit them in. Boogie may have to sign a cheap deal for a year to re-establish his value. If Kyrie agreed to come we could move Lonzo and Wagner for picks and we could offer Boogie a one and one deal around 15 mil. That might be less then Boogie would sign for but the Warriors can’t offer him more then I think it’s 6 or 7 mil. If he wants to win he may consider it. The rumor was the Lakers has a deal with the Suns for Lonzo before he got hurt. Maybe they talk to them again if Boogie wanted to come.

      PG Kyrie
      SG BI
      C Boogie
      SF Lebron
      PF Kuz

      That would be a real contender for sure.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 1:41 PM on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Cousins might take our money but as we just read in LT’s post just below…this ain’t the same organization he had interest in a few years ago..the bloom is off the rose. He toiled away most of his prime for a bad organization and has now been exposed to what a well-run franchise looks like in GSW…does he want a piece of this mess we’ve become? And at a discount?..I guess we’ll see.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 2:30 PM on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The good thing is the Lakers can turn this around. They have the cap space and tradeable assets and the free agent and trade markets have great candidates. Make the right couple of moves and everybody will forget about last summer’s ineptness. Of course, make a couple of bad moves and they could doom themselves for the rest of the decade. And all we can do is hope and pray.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 4:27 PM on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          They might have to fire Pelinka to turn this around and hire a GM who is respected by other GMs around the league and by the agents.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 6:59 PM on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I that no matter what happens, the only top tier guy we have a chance with is Kyrie.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 5:46 PM on March 31, 2019 Permalink  

    YAAAAAHOOOOO! We winnin now boys!! Wanting to tank to get 3 or 4 Pick higher in the draft, we showin them! Bring em all back!

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 6:12 PM on March 31, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Who cares. After the second pick there seems to be a huge dropoff from what I am seeing. I’d rather win out and draft 13th than tank.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 7:11 PM on March 31, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        So, you wouldn’t want either Reddish or Barret??
        Lol!!!!

        • keen observer

          keen observer 7:46 AM on April 1, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Like you know what kind of NBA players they’re going to be. With the really stupid, embarrassing sh!t you say on here (never mind the faith based crap), I find it fascinating that you would “lol” anyone.

          • mclyne32 (Director) 10:15 AM on April 1, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            You are funny my love.
            Just so you know, even you will have to bend the knee one day.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 6:57 PM on April 1, 2019 Permalink

              Whatever the fukk that means.

        • Caliphilosopher

          Caliphilosopher 1:02 AM on April 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I’ll personally take Barrett -- I’ve seen him play since the U19s when they beat the USA in the semi-final (He was the leading scorer and played 2 years under the age group if I remember correctly; here’s the box score from the game -- http://www.fiba.basketball/world/u19/2017/0807/Canada-USA). I am REALLY high on him, especially since it seems like everyone in the league who is Canadian is really trying to rep Canada hard. Interesting fact: Kevin Huerter (of the Atlanta Hawks) and Josh Okogie (of the Minny Timberwolves) played for the USA that game.

          15 years ago, Jamaal Magloire was the only Canadian Men’s Senior national team player in the League. Canadian basketball has increased in overall depth where being an NBA player is not a lock for the Men’s Senior national team. I know that Cam is also superb, but from what I’ve read of R.J., he’d be my pick.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:59 PM on March 31, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I watched the game and the Lakers looked engaged and outshot and outplayed the Pelicans. JaVale was great as was Caruso. Even Bullock was making his threes. LeBron was on bench and cheering for his mates.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 7:07 PM on March 31, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great for a bunch of dudes who won’t be on the team next season!

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:20 PM on March 31, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Should we keep KCP, Muscala and Bulluck for our 3 shooters? They doing so well, now that it doesn’t make a differ.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 8:15 PM on March 31, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Lol!!!
          KFC has only been good recently. Five good games out of 82 does not make a decent NBA player.
          Bullock for the minimum.
          I do not acknowledge Muscala’s existence.
          Magic’s first major offense to me was letting Randle walk for nothing. His second was the AD debacle. Third was trading our beloved Zublocka for trash!!!!!
          Trash!!!!!!!!!!
          Still can’t stand Magic right now.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 6:10 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink  

    I will admit that after 3 losing years under Luke, I’m not a big fan. I must be missing something(s). How exactly is he a Great Coach? Break it down for me. Ya’ll know I watch every game (and I’ll be watching the last 6) and I haven’t seen much from Luke to convince me he’s no better than average. Not sayin I am correct, just “need a little help from my friends.”

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 6:16 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Agreed.

    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 6:17 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      When you continually fail the eyeball and statistical tests over a fairly large sample size, who cares what anyone says?

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:29 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It comes down to the way the Lakers played defense, Matt. When healthy, we saw great potential defense from Lonzo, Brandon, Hart, and out young players. All coaches talk about getting their team to play defense but few ever get the players to buy into it. Luke has talked and emphasized defense each of the last two seasons and the players responded. It shows me that he gets his players to buy into what he sells. That’s a critical advantage that you don’t find from many coaches.

      Offensively, I do agree Luke’s substitution patterns and rotations need work but I think part of the problem is not having an accomplished experienced associate head coach to help him work out what adjustments to make. I also think he was severely handicapped by the roster that Magic and Rob gave him. Luke is a good NBA coach who was given a bad hand and misfortune of untimely injuries. I also think it’s hard for any coach to run sophisticated offensive sets when you have LeBron who’s going to dominate the ball surrounded by the second worst 3-point shooting team in the league.

      If the Lakers still had D’Angelo Russell, Julius Russell, Brook Lopez, Ivica Zubac, and Lou Williams plus a healthy Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, I think we would have seen a team that was really competitive and a top four team in the league. The blame should not be shouldered by Luke but by Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka. Throwing Luke under the bus is just more impatience and scapegoating by our front office. Luke has the potential to be a great coach with a quality associate head coach and shooting coach. He deserves a chance to show what he can do with LeBron surrounded by the shooters we didn’t have.

      Finally, who are the Lakers going to replace Luke with. Name one good coaching prospect out there who you think would be better. Mark Jackson, Jason Kidd, Tyrone Lue? None of them have the potential that Luke has to be a great NBA coach. Luke doesn’t deserve to be fired and should be given a chance with the right blend of shooters to complement LeBron James. That’s pretty obvious to most NBA analysts and Luke would immediately be sought after by several NBA teams should Magic decide to fire him. It would be a mistake similar to giving away all of our shooters for the meme squad. Lakers should be smarter than that.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 6:46 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Uhhh, that was htj, not me!

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:00 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Fair points, but not yet convinced. It is all on Magic this Summer! Need a Super or a combo of Vucevic with Beal or Walker and keeping all our kids. My take anyway. Oh, and McGee cheap if we could.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 7:09 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          His health is a major red flag.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 7:43 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            McGee?

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 7:45 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink

              Yup. He can’t stay healthy. And we just traded our only other Center.

              McGee combing back for a bench role would be great, can’t count on him to start.

            • mclyne32 (Director) 7:50 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink

              Agreed- backup position only.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 7:55 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink

              Works.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 7:57 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Aloha DJ,
      Just a question. How much better do you think they should have been? They were in a full rebuild with only a few journeymen free agents on one year deals. This year our starters only played 23 games together and we generally had at least two important players down at a time. Factor in Lebron missed a lot of games and I don’t who would have done much better.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 8:14 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You mean Luke? The Lakers had it going before LBJ went down the rest went down. No one has told me that Luke has the ability to manage any team. Remember he’s lost every one of the last 3 years. I watch all the games and very seldom come away with Luke’s game plan and ability to adjust to differing rotations. Keeps playing the same way without making adjustments. Just me though. If you mean Magic, well he did his best year one, but only counts this summer. We will see how much clout He and LBJ have soon.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 9:51 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        This season wasn’t Luke’s fault but he will be the scapegoat.

  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 2:40 PM on March 30, 2019 Permalink  

    LBJ is out for the remainder of the season. Another great move by FO! Why did he play in the last 4 games? We won 3 to our detriment.

     
  • DJ2KB24

    DJ2KB24 1:46 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink  

    “Stupid is as stupid does!” Why are we winning when we need to be losing? We are out and all we do by winning is hurt our Draft choice. Before any of youins start griping, I know you play to win the game, but I’d like to know your thoughts though. Not playing our only Center on roster for next year. Any reason we bring up Machado to sit? LBJ slipped again, perhaps he’ll tear an achilles and then we talk.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 1:57 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      DJ, why put LeBron getting hurt out there?! No, no, no!!!

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 1:59 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        AGHHHHH, ya think I cursed him!!!???

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 2:01 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Nah, can’t put that negativity out there though, comes back on ya!

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 2:58 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Scotty played for like 3 minutes.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 3:28 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Because LeBron doesn’t want to upset the non-existent “basketball gods!”
      LOL!

    • keen observer

      keen observer 4:16 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The likelihood of getting Zion or Ja is infinitesimal so what’s the difference if we draft 8th or 13th in the crapshoot? The best player to ever be drafted at the #8 slot is Robert Parrish and we all know that Kobe was drafted 13th. So was Donovan Mitchell for that matter.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 5:18 PM on March 25, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The head coach has the most control when it comes to tanking. As a lame duck, Luke has zero incentive to go along to get along…he won’t be around to reap any of the benefits of a higher draft pick anyway. That’s why he put Lebron back in to close the game after he had already played his allotted 32 minutes. Good for him…fukk the entire tanking culture!

      btw…we like to complain about trading Lou Williams but tanking factored a whole lot into that as well…

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