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  • keen observer

    keen observer 9:57 AM on April 13, 2017 Permalink  

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:27 AM on April 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Never have, never will. Some around here are slightly more, shall we say, unappreciative…

      • keen observer

        keen observer 1:56 PM on April 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Or disdainful in Mr. Tate’s case.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 2:00 PM on April 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          And with respect to the GOP of Pau’s career, who cares Keen, they have their opinion. History will show he’s one of the 5 greatest International players in NBA History. And we’re on the respect side of that history.

          • keen observer

            keen observer 2:06 PM on April 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Nice. You called Mr. Tate a Republican.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 2:10 PM on April 13, 2017 Permalink

              Deone, has a lot of moral disgust for that party and its leader in the White House, so do I.

              I was not referring to politics.

              There’s an opposition of fans, everywhere Pau has gone, Memphis, LA, Chicago, who have confirmations about Pau Gasol that neither you nor I, nor anyone else can change.

              People have opinions, if they’re not incerceding or disinforming facts, it should make for healthy dialogue not dismissiveness. Aside from the fact Pau’s been analyzed from all angles excluding retirement.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 3:02 PM on April 13, 2017 Permalink

              You did make the analogy, Sean.

          • mclyne32 (Director) 2:11 PM on April 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yup!
            Pau is an ALL TIME GREAT.

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 2:36 PM on April 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I try to error on the side of politeness and tact.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 2:39 PM on April 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Second that.

          • tate793

            tate793 12:52 PM on April 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Pau quit on the Lakers, their fans and Kobe. Not only on the court, but by leaving in FA. Whatever happened between his girlfriend and Shannon should have been dealt with between them. Not involving his play with the team. His “sand-bagging” and weak playing and quitting, are the source of my disdain for him.

            His complaints of being forced “off his sweet spots” by Dwight, were nullified when Dwight departed and Pau had the block all to himself. Kobe was out. He didn’t step up, instead, he faded. Shrunk away from the challenge.

            Outside of 3 of his years with Kobe, his play has been pedestrian, at best.

            As for the GOP, one merely has to view the last 20 yrsrs to see their sad agenda. They spent 8 years creating a horiffic mess, and spent the next 8 years obstructing Obama’s efforts to rectify and improve things. The current mess will self destruct.

            As for Euro players, my favorites are:

            Drazen Petrovic
            Dirk Nowitzki
            Peja Stojakovic
            Tony Parker
            Detlef Schrempf

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 1:04 PM on April 14, 2017 Permalink

              Deone, I know how you feel about both subjects. I neither wish to have an axe to grind nor try to diminish or dismiss either opinion, because I agree with you on the political front and think you have valid points about Gasol.

              The misunderstanding here is from a 3rd party.

              Yes I made the GOP analogy, it was off the top of my head and was not thought out.

              Had nothing to do with Politics, Deone. And this blog has been over the Pau quitting over and over again.

              Can’t fix a broken record.

              I appreciate and respect you using your voice and opinion, just understand It had nothing to do with anything except Basketball.

              I hope you have a wonderful Easter, friend. I’m Blessed! And I hope you and the family is Blessed!

    • tate793

      tate793 1:59 PM on April 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No prob, Sean. I have no qualms with you, whatsoever. You are Blessed, Sir, as are we. You enjoy your Easter, as well. HE AROSE!

  • keen observer

    keen observer 4:41 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink  

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 4:44 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      With his final shot being a game winning buzzer beater, I would say that things are pointing in the right direction for DLo.

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 4:50 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        They’re certainly improving in increments followed by regressions. Next season I’d like to see him find what he can be good at consistently, whatever that may be. But these wild fluctuations are no good for building a cohesive team. It’s like building a team around JR Smith. Could score 38, maybe 5. To JR’s credit he’s uppedd his D and I suggest that’s where our D Lo begins, as well. Force yourself into the All Defense conversation and now we’re talking.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 8:45 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          They’re not “wild fluctuations” and he didn’t have “regressions.” This is called growth. Look at the stats for Harden’s second season. What the heck is it about him being a young player being clothed with the responsibility of leading other young players in a big boy league do you fail to understand?

          • NBA4ever

            NBA4ever 9:34 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Agree with everything you have to say about him keen. It blows me away the irrational expectations and criticism he receives on this blog by astute hardcore fans.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 10:01 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink

              Thanks NBA. Even I have my positive moments here. :)

          • AK27

            AK27 10:06 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Harden came off the bench in all but 5 games in his second season, the OKC won 55 games and reached the WCF. A situation very different from the one DAR found himself in cuz, unlike the Lakers, OKC had a whole lot to play for. So, a comparison of stats really doesn’t tell us much about DAR.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 10:18 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink

              Yeah, exactly. He played a couple of minutes less that DLo, had better players around him to rely on, yet DLo’s 36 mpg numbers are better than Harden’s. If D’Angelo was on a good team, he’d be a better player by now without question. Look how a player like Rondo developed because he had Hall of Famers to play with who were sharing the ball and teaching him every dirty trick in the book in the days when refs didn’t call illegal screens like they do today. NBA is right.

            • NBA4ever

              NBA4ever 11:18 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink

              The thing about basketball is that the game is easier with better players surrounding you. Not to mention the possessions and probabilities for more assists and other stats increase. The opposite happens when you are sourounded with others learning the game. Not to mention the mental learning curve.

            • AK27

              AK27 11:18 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink

              Exactly ? And yet you cited the fact that he has better 36 mpg numbers than Harden in his 2nd yr as if it means something. It doesn’t. I’m sure it’s comforting to only focus on things you think suit your stance but you’re comparing a guy on a team which not only loses a lot but for which losing isn’t always seen as a bad thing with someone whose team made the WCF. What possible insight can one hope to gain from that ?

              DAR would undoubtedly have benefited from having better players around but that can also have a negative impact on a player’s numbers. Do you think being the 3rd option behind KD/Westbrook helped Harden’s numbers ? If the Lakers were a better team, the competition would also have been stronger within the team and from the opponents and numbers woulda been harder to to put up. But you’re not gonna talk about that ‘cuz it doesn’t help you make your point, right ?

              I have concerns about Russell but I am far from ready to put him down as a bust. I think there’s a chance he becomes a legit star. But I am not gonna resort to silly, out-of-context comparisons to support that point of view. Reliable numbers are going to emerge only when we’re competitive on a regular basis.

            • NBA4ever

              NBA4ever 11:25 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink

              For me Amit I’m like mongo….Im not comparing him to anyone in particular but rather the hundreds I’ve seen before him in hundreds of different scenarios. I’m not too high on him but I’m definitely not down in him. I’d say the glass is half full with tbe progress I’ve seen. Don’t think he will be a Westbrook but possibly a little less intelligent then a Tony Parker with a better shot and range. Its ok if he isnt our next franchise player as long as hes a borderline allstar I’d be happy.

            • AK27

              AK27 11:26 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink

              You’re right, NBA. Just sayin’ there’s a flip side , as far as numbers are concerned, to being on a good team. That is why I said that a comparison of numbers alone doesn’t tell us much, one way or the other, because the environs in which said numbers were put up were very different.

            • AK27

              AK27 11:28 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink

              I think we are in agreement, NBA. I was only arguing against keenius anyway :)

            • NBA4ever

              NBA4ever 11:32 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink

              I was just expounding on what you were saying. Hate to be cliche but Im not into comparing numbers as much as similarities in players but it really does come down to the eye test after decades of watching the game.

            • NBA4ever

              NBA4ever 11:33 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink

              And age matters mentally, physically, and emotionally….

            • keen observer

              keen observer 6:49 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              Exactly.

            • AK27

              AK27 8:48 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              Lol…guy’s never gonna learn a d**n thing..

            • keen observer

              keen observer 10:30 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              I’m so much more tuned in to everything Lakers than you are that the idea that a pea brain like you even attempts to mock me is laughable. You add nothing to this blog. You are nothing.

            • AK27

              AK27 10:57 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              Lol…hey, it’s your fantasy world…I can be whatever you want me to be….if you were tuned into reality instead of your own bs, you’d know that NOBODY with a shred of intelligence shares that opinion of yours’ abt me/yourself….the inability to spot obvious contradictions like the following prove that reality is just too complex for your feeble self..

              Look at the stats for Harden’s second season.

              My response --

              So, a comparison of stats really doesn’t tell us much about DAR.

              To which you said --

              Yeah, exactly.

              Harden’s stats don’t offer the faintest idea of what DAR’s future is gonna be like….try arguing otherwise and see if anybody comes to your rescue..

            • keen observer

              keen observer 12:57 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            • AK27

              AK27 1:05 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              Exactly ! All bluster and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzero substance.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 1:20 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              Actually, it flies over your stupid @ss head.

            • AK27

              AK27 2:05 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              You’re all alone in that opinion. Safe, in your fantasy world. Staying away from the specifics is pretty much all you can do here.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 2:54 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              In your mind. I get some occasional praise on this blog for my actual basketball takes. Not once have you ever posted anything of originality. Of course, you perceive these amateur mocking efforts as entertaining to others. I suppose if mcwhyne is your audience, you have succeeded.

            • AK27

              AK27 7:08 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              OK. Now try reconciling that assessment with the one below --

              knowledgeable, aggressive as hell and a somewhat sophisticated fan, certainly in the top 10% in this blog.

              Looks like I managed to crack the top 10% in the eyes of your esteemed self without offering any “actual basketball takes” !! Lol

              You make Trump appear credible.

              Carry on with your commentary on other bloggers ‘cuz this is probably the only place where you can get away with it…responding intelligently the way NBA did isn’t an option for you anyway..

            • keen observer

              keen observer 7:35 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            • AK27

              AK27 8:56 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              Thanks for your “praiseworthy” contribution.

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

            Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 12:37 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            They’re pretty wild. Debatable. Assuredly. Who cares. 100% comprehension my good man, but if he didn’t want to garner big boy critique he should have stayed in the NCAA for another season. Or 3. People paying hundreds and hundreds of smackeroos to watch junior go to kiddy school. That act will be very tired this time next year.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 6:51 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              Well, I suppose that given that everyone already knows about his “act” next season, I’m sure Rob/Magic will trade him in advance of said “act.”

    • tate793

      tate793 8:55 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The deficiency is seen in his inconsistencies and difficulty decreasing turnovers. I don’t use Harden as a measuring stick, I look at how he stacks up against KAT, Joel Embid, Andrew Wiggins, Damian Lillard, etc.

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 9:32 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        What ridiculous players to stack him up against. Two centers and two players he has been as or more consistent then at the same age. Lillard played 4 years of college and this is the first year Wiggins has been somewhat consistent.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 9:49 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The reason I can’t get wrapped up into these comparisons is because every player’s situation is different. And you already know I don’t put a whole lotta stock in garbage time stats…we’ve been in garbage time since before the break. The proving ground is when the games actually matter. That goes for everybody on this roster..not just DAR.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 10:04 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        There are trends in the modern day, younger NBA. DLo fits those general trends of young players, so the comparisons are fair, if not essential for the immediate gratification ungratefull average Lakers fan. Devin Booker is the only young guard in the league who is as far along as DLo as a baby, second year player. That’s it.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 10:17 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        What James Harden or Steph Curry or Damian Lillard or Damon Stoudemire did has absolutely no bearing whatsoever on what will happen with DAR down the road. He could go up, he could go down, he could go sideways. Has nothing to do with what anybody else did at the same age. These guys ain’t robots

    • tate793

      tate793 10:08 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Why “ridiculous”, Sean? In Damian’s 2nd season, he was an All Star. He was the #6 pick, not a #2. So KAT and Embid are centers. So what? They are still outperforming a player, that for all the hype and self-proclaimed prowess, should be performing on the same level. Wiggins avg 16.9 in his rookie year and 20.7 in his 2nd year. Porzingis is another one that has outperformed Russell.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 10:20 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        He was an older rookie. Makes a difference. How many Lillards are there out there? There are more guys like Kemba Walker, Kyle Lowry and Mike Conley who took the normal amount of time to develop.

        • tate793

          tate793 10:29 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          What about Magic? He was only 20 in his rookie season, was an All Star that year, too.

          • tate793

            tate793 10:32 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            You guys can make all the excuses for him you want. Like has been said, Scott and Walton have seen more of him than any of us. They both benched his @$$ and had similiar critiques of his play.

          • keen observer

            keen observer 10:47 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Wait, what? You expect D’Angelo Russell to compare to the greatest point guard to ever play the game and who joined a team with one of the all-time greatest centers, future Hall of Famer Jamaal Wilkes and Norm Nixon? Oh Lord, please help us. That was pretty f*ckin’ funny, Mr. Tate.

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 11:11 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Because comparing bigs vs small is apples to oranges. They should be further along and their trajectories are flatter. I dont see KAT making the leap that Id expect from Dlo if he lives up to my expectations. Just as I knew Dwight would never make the jump from his early years. Its a longer tougher road for guards to develop as they have more to learn mentally.

        And Damain being an allstar in his 2nd year he was at least 5 years older then Dlo with superior talent surrounding him.

    • tate793

      tate793 11:35 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You’ve got your numbers mixed up, Sean. In his second year, an All Star year, Damian was only 23. Not 5 years older than DLo.

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 11:44 PM on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Ok so 2+ years older with 3 more years experience at college level with superior cast around him. I’m not even saying he will be better then Dame just that its still early and we don’t know if they are on the same trajectory. I’ll hold my judgment until after at least his 3rd year when he’s not on a team systematically tanking or on a farewell tour for a legend.

        • tate793

          tate793 12:08 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Wrong again, Sean. Damian only played 3 yrs in college. Not 4.

          As long as Russell is wearing the P&G I’ll root for him. I’ll also exercise my right to critique him. Kyrie Irving came into the league at 19 and was an All Star in his 2nd year.

          • keen observer

            keen observer 7:03 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            How about comparing him statistically to John Wall, a one and doner? DLo’s 36 mpg numbers are better his first two seasons.

            • tate793

              tate793 7:10 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              Why? They play what they play. Walls numbers are superior to Russell’s. Especially assists.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 7:21 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              Wall averaged more than 36 mpg his first two seasons. Yes, his assist numbers are higher, but not his scoring and they are comparable fg% wise. D’Angelo is a completely different type of guard, obviously more of a combo guard anyway. This all goes back to his youth, (fan) patience, the fact that he plays with other kids, a change of the guard with the head coach and Kobe’s presence last season. I believe that he’s ready to break out next season because Luke has figured out how to use him most effectively AND there’s the beginning of continuity playing with his young teammates. His “act” will be a joy to watch.

          • NBA4ever

            NBA4ever 1:28 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Wrong he played 4 years.

            Season
            2011-12
            2010-11
            2009-10
            2008-09

            • tate793

              tate793 4:33 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              2010-11 He was a medical redshirt. He declared for the NBA draft after his redshirt junior year. Left after his junior year.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 6:25 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              Then why does he have 4 years of stats at Weber St?

              http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/lillada01.html

            • tate793

              tate793 8:46 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              Because, apparently, Mr. Keen, you don’t have quite the grasp of “medical redshirt” that one needs to intelligently converse on the topic of Damian Lillard’s collegiate career.

              He only playrd in 9 games during the 2010-11 season before a serious foot injury, in the 10th game ended his junior season early. So, the followkng year, was considered his junior year, after which, he declared for the draft.

              http://www.weberstatesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=1468041

            • NBA4ever

              NBA4ever 8:54 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink

              So college has a rule to exploit the athlete one more year….so ok. If it were the pros and real world he played four years in college period. 10 games or 30 he still played 4 different seasons and learned from all of them regardless of a silly technicality. 1/3 more of a season playing at a higher level and 2/3 of a season learning at a higher level and maturing…..if you want to get technical.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 12:43 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Should read ‘let’s appreciate some stats’

    • tate793

      tate793 6:30 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      On a more humane note, the game was quite cathartic for Russell. Numbers wise, he stunk. But the opportunity to compete, and apply the dagger in the end was huge for him -- especially with KAT’s big game.

      • tate793

        tate793 7:12 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’m done with the subject. It is what it is. Talking about it ain’t gonna change nothing.

    • tate793

      tate793 9:17 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Russell’s first 2 yrs scoring avg.
      15/16 13.2 pts
      16/17 15.6 pts
      14.40 avg

      Walls first 2 yrs scoring avg
      10/11 16.3 pts
      11/12 16.2 pts
      16.25 avg

      Like I said, Mr. Keen, I”m done with it.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 10:31 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Look at their minutes per game. It’s not apples to apples, Mr. Tate. Why don’t you try comparing D’Angelo to Jay Williams, Hasheem Thabeet, Darko Milicic, Michael Beasley or Jonny Flynn instead of Magic Johnson next time. Quit hating.

    • tate793

      tate793 11:22 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nothing is based on minutes per game. Hollingers’ BS is just that. At the end of the year, when awards are given out, noone gives a rodent’s rectum how many minutes someone played. Wall was on the court more because he contributed more, protected the ball better and got his teammates the ball where they wanted it and played defense.

    • tate793

      tate793 11:32 AM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      What’s wrong with Kyrie, Dame, etc? Or even, Devin Booker. I mean, heII, he’s been handed the keys to the Lakermobile, annointed “the face of the franchise” and announced the existence of ice in his veins. Why don’t you quit sniffing his jock strap?

      What, do you think he looks like Jimbo, or something?

      Anything else……talk to the hand.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 1:19 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Devin Booker is the best measuring stick. I remember when he was a part time rotation player at Kentucky how they said he might be the best pro from that team (Towns obviously is), yet he was drafted in Kobe’s slot (13). I love him and think he has Hall of Fame potential. Other than him, DLo is the best first or second year YOUNG guard in the league with the most upside, but we shall see if the light switch turns on for him to be that IT factor guy. Right now, it still remains to be seen, but no way can you call him a bust.

    • tate793

      tate793 10:24 PM on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No, it”s not a rule to exploit anybody. It allows an injured athlete who has not played past a certain threshold to retain that year of eligibility. It’s a medical redsirt.

      “A special case involves the eligibility of a player who loses the majority of a season to injury. Popularly known as a medical redshirt, a hardship waiver may be granted to athletes who appear in fewer than 30% of team competitions (none after the midpoint of the season) then suffers a season-ending injury.”

      He doen’t get to practice, travel or work with the team, during that year.

      And, yes, in the real world, in the NBA, they have provisions for certain circumstances. The Lakers could have obtained a Medical Retirement on Steve Nash, had he played less than 10 game But, he started 10, played parts of 5 more, and then quit.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 12:41 PM on April 6, 2017 Permalink  

    Glenn Carraro Has Resigned 

     
    • John M.

      John M. 1:48 PM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not exactly the face of the franchise…

      • keen observer

        keen observer 1:59 PM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Regime change. He was part of the old regime, probably closest to Mitch and Jim. He “managed the cap,” which is something I would imagine that Pelinka will want to do himself.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 8:28 PM on March 17, 2017 Permalink  

    I have a great idea. Let’s do something a little bit different and discuss D;Angelo Russell.

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 8:03 AM on March 6, 2017 Permalink  

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 3:42 PM on March 3, 2017 Permalink  

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 3:42 PM on March 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This is important.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 4:21 PM on March 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Aside from the familial implications, Jeanie Buss is in a no win situation here.

        If she gets her way, she is in full control of the team and while the fans would rejoice, a lot of people will perceive she chose Business over Family.

        This is Dr.Buss worst nightmare. Tragic.

        • Seely_Iggy (Director)

          Seely_Iggy (Director) 8:22 PM on March 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          To Jeanie, the Lakers ARE her family -- every single fan, player, employee, etc. While her siblings share the same blood, the Lakers share a stronger bond with her. She has already demonstrated her willingness to sacrifice for her Lakers family (see ya, Phil). To Jeanie, the Lakers needs are more important than the individual petty ego of family members who would harm the Lakers as an organization. She’s clear in my books, you go gerl!!!

          • Seely_Iggy (Director)

            Seely_Iggy (Director) 8:27 PM on March 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I think Jeanie Buss is in a winning situation. LIke it or not, sports business is a man’s world (at this point in time). Jeanie needs to show that she can give as good as she gets, and then some, or some will simply perceive her as weak and walk all over her. What she’s done in the last week or two is showing that she can be understanding and give people a chance to prove themselves. Failing which, she has no problem making the tough decisions. If anything, Jeanie demonstrating a quick response looks good and that should make her siblings think twice about pulling off more shenanigans on her.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 3:30 PM on March 3, 2017 Permalink  

    Would anyone be surprised if Rob Pelinka suddenly changed HIS mind and withdrew his acceptance of the GM job? Why would he want to be in the middle of this with such a successful sports agency?

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 3:17 PM on March 3, 2017 Permalink  

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 3:21 PM on March 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Turning into a hydra type thing now. Unreal.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 3:25 PM on March 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Greed. Money and greed. Sadly, our storied franchise could be destroyed by it. They should sell the team

  • keen observer

    keen observer 4:02 PM on March 1, 2017 Permalink  

    You Gotta Love These Guys! 

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 7:29 PM on February 23, 2017 Permalink  

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 7:30 PM on February 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I hope I understand this trade 4 years from now.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 11:03 AM on February 23, 2017 Permalink  

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 10:33 AM on February 23, 2017 Permalink  

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 10:32 AM on February 23, 2017 Permalink  

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 10:30 AM on February 23, 2017 Permalink  

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 10:31 AM on February 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This is actually somewhat depressing, not that I thought the Lakers had a shot at PG, just that Danny Ainge may pull this off.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:33 AM on February 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Could be huge mistake to trade the Nets pick hoping that PG will not bolt in 2018. The curse of Len Bias returns.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 10:34 AM on February 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          It’s a big risk, alright.

          At least Butler has a couple years left before his PO.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 10:07 AM on February 23, 2017 Permalink  

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 10:08 AM on February 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      mcwhyne, your thoughts.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 10:15 AM on February 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        From what some “expert” posted on Bleacher, PG is not signing an extension with anyone but Indy or the Lakers.
        Who knows if it’s accurate?

        • keen observer

          keen observer 10:16 AM on February 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yeah but a BIRD in the hand, right …? Notice how the Celtics have acquired their legends in recent years. McKale and Ainge = KG. Bird and Ainge = ?

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 10:18 AM on February 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Nice pun. Lol.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 10:20 AM on February 23, 2017 Permalink

              Thank you, Sean.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 10:34 AM on February 23, 2017 Permalink

              NP, keen. Keep ’em coming. :)

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