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  • LakerKev 8:59 AM on March 5, 2019 Permalink  

    5 NBA Personalities Laughing Their Ass Off Today 

    1. Jim Buss
    2. Mitch Kupchak
    3. Dell Demps
    4. Michael Jordan
    5. Lavar Ball

    • therealhtj 10:44 AM on March 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I wouldn’t call 4 out of 5 of those “NBA personalities.” 3 of 4 have no personality and the other has no credibility. MJ’s laughing. Kobe probably too. Lebron’s found himself in that “be careful not to downgrade your legacy” phase pretty much right on schedule.

      • Magicman (Editor) 11:27 AM on March 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        He also ain’t a GM.

        After 15 years, Rob and Magic add antithetical personnel to fit his game.

        It’s embarrassing watch Rondo take wide open trey after wide open trey.

        It’s embarrasing that the best shooters you put around him were Svi KCP and Beasley.

        It’s embarrassing you played yourselves and then let the 2nd worst franchise in sports play you.

        If the Lakers don’t surround him with better talent…he will retire don’t think he won’t walk away from a shitshow…he would.

        And then what’s gonna happen? The Brand might be tarnished in an irreparable manner.

        MOST Lakers fan didn’t want LeBron and want him gone now.

        Words to live by: Be very careful what you wish for…you just might get it.

        • DJ2KB24 12:00 PM on March 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          He could ask for a trade, I think. I disagree with many on wanting LBJ out. He is doing nearly everything he can to get guys good looks. He could have had 16 dimes with just ordinary shooting. We just can’t shoot. We were playing very well until LBJ, Ball, and others got hurt (Hart, Rondo). With Ingy we win that game. Now I think we need to keep Luke so we can lose as many games as possible for a decent Pick.We also have to realize that guys like KCP, Muscala, Bullock and others were decent on other teams, but they aren’t really quality shooters like Lou Williams. Not giving up on Maginka yet, but boy this summer best be a JEWELL of a summer!

          • DJ2KB24 12:13 PM on March 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            One more added. You almost always have to have at least 2 Supers and it helps to have another Star with very good role players. We have 1 Super and perhaps 1 Star in-the-making, Ingy. Just a tad bit shy of Chip caliber teams. I still remember when everything was Kobe’s fault too. All about this summer!!

            • Magicman (Editor) 12:19 PM on March 5, 2019 Permalink

              Also true.

          • Magicman (Editor) 12:19 PM on March 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I agree DJ, he’s asked to do more than NBA Superstar.

            LeBron has to basically play a perfect game if we’re going to win.

            The young players have a “losing” mentality and they shut down when things get difficult (Pacers game)

            Even James Harden has CP3.

            • DJ2KB24 12:24 PM on March 5, 2019 Permalink


        • therealhtj 2:48 PM on March 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I never thought Lebron would agree to come here unless there was at least one other solid all-star en tow. PG was the obvious candidate, didn’t happen, and plan B was a bunch of knuckleheads. Plan B was a bad plan, but so was paying KFC 12mil because he was with the right agency. Every decision was pretty much wrong, but Lebron alone can’t carry a team like this to even an 8 seed any more. That was the fear in signing an aging Lebron and has now been realized. You still have to deal with the Rich Pauls and Mav Carters of the world even when their Golden Goose is hitting henopause. You’ll be tolerated until you can be replaced is the saying that comes to mind.

    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 12:44 PM on March 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      1) Jim can only laugh for so long before he falls off that bar stool.
      2) Yeah, Mitch is going to do well in Charlotte.
      3) Right up until he gets fired, that guy is terrible at his job. Like the guy behind you for the electric chair talking jive while you’re getting strapped in. “You’re next, bro!”
      4) Nah, MJ respects ‘Bron too much. He never had Laker hate, either. Just beat us in Magic’s twilight.
      5) If a man laughs in his own house alone, did he really ever laugh at all?

      • Magicman (Editor) 12:52 PM on March 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        All this has hurt LaVar where it matters: His bank account.

        BBB has an F rating by the Better Business Bureau.

        And his line has lost millions. Can’t find investors to save him, either.

        I also, have a hard time believing Mr.Ball is laughing either.

  • LakerKev 8:37 AM on December 6, 2017 Permalink  

    How to post a YouTube video on blog 

    When posting a YouTube video, right mouse and select “Copy Embedded Code.”
    Then paste that code into WordPress.

    Note: if no option to copy embedded coded, then video cannot be used.
    Also, make sure video size is adjusted to fit in the blog when copying code.
    Otherwise, you will need to change length and width settings when you paste.

    • LakerKev 8:39 AM on December 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sorry, looks like link didn’t post properly… user error, no doubt. Anyway, check out Bayliss & Sharp Undisputed videos on Lavar. They are showmen, but make some good points. LaVar is a problem that’s getting worse.

  • LakerKev 1:22 PM on September 23, 2017 Permalink  

    I’m not sure how much this helps the Thunder, but my God, it is more than ever the Bestern Conference vs. the Leastern Conference. https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/carmelo-anthony-trade-to-thunder-means-last-chance-to-make-good-on-his-greatness/

  • LakerKev 3:23 PM on December 9, 2015 Permalink  

    Dear God in Heaven, Byron Scott is the Donald Trump of coaching. Ban all lottery picks from entering the starting line-up. His coaching brilliance is right up there with his motivational acumen.

  • LakerKev 4:27 AM on July 12, 2015 Permalink  

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:34 AM on July 12, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thanks, Kev. There really were a lot of great highlights mixed with a lot of rookie basketball. Watching the highlights reminded me of how much fun it was watching a Lakers win. That #27 pick that all the experts laughed at looks pretty damn good right now. Just love Nance’s athleticism. Larry, Larry, Larry! LOL. The highlight I think they missed was Anthony Brown’s stellar man-to-man defense. Kid is a real 3-and-D candidate.

  • LakerKev 6:06 AM on July 11, 2015 Permalink  

    Laker highlights from last night’s game

  • LakerKev 6:22 PM on July 3, 2015 Permalink  

    As much as I loved our draft, I’m hating our free agency.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 6:27 PM on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      What free agency?
      We have to actually sign someone for it to even start. :)

    • therealhtj 7:07 PM on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m wondering what was so amazing bout the draft?

      • LakerKev 7:39 PM on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Probably wishful thinking on my part. Go Lakers!

        • DJ2KB24 7:44 PM on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Hey, let’s ride with the Kids (Russ, Clarky, Black, Brown, Nance, Randle & Kobe. Let’s not sign anyone now (LA exception) for more than a one year deal. We can watch these guys develop and go at it next season (2016-17) with big $$$$. Find players with the courage to take the Lakers to new heights after Kobe! Calling on all non-fraidy cats!

          • DJ2KB24 7:45 PM on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Upshaw too. see what he’s got.

          • humanomaly 9:10 PM on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            The rise in the salary cap next year would help convince a few players to sign short contracts, but most of who’s out there are (and truly available to the Lakers) are guys who will want contracts that are a few years and provide financial security. Ed Davis is a prime example, as hard as he worked and filled up the stat sheet for the Lakers, he had a front row seat to watch Xavier Henry’s plight. So you can not blame some players for taking less, over a longer number of years. We all know that everyone is in their own situation, so what’s good for one player may not apply to another. I guess it’s time to call up Boozer and Jeremy Lin and ask them back, because as things are going it will be tough to fill a 15 man roster (sorry, I forgot, the Lakers always carry 14, saving the last spot for the man that is added midseason to carry the team to the “promised land”)….and yes, I’m being facetious.

            • GDUBinDC 2:27 AM on July 4, 2015 Permalink

              I say no to bringing back Jeremy or Carlos … let’s just roll with the youngins and endure their growing pains … which, hopefully, will eventually pay off.

  • LakerKev 10:39 AM on July 3, 2015 Permalink  

    Go sign Harris and Biyombo for God’s sake, and stop this brand-bleed-out.

    • Magic Phil 10:40 AM on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      There, you said.

    • MongoSlade 10:56 AM on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Can’t even sign Harris to the offer sheet til the 9th then gotta wait 3 more days for ORL’s move.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:04 PM on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        No but the first step is to reach a deal with the guy so you’re ready to go on the 9th.
        So far, it doesn’t appear that we are doing that unless we are keeping it secret.

    • Michael H (Editor) 11:28 AM on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      There are several bigs out there that we could trade for like we did with Lin. That is receive a pick to take them. Nene, Hibbert and Lee all might be had for nothing plus we get a pick. All 3 are on the last year of their deal.

      My favorite of the group would be Nene. If the Wiz would take back Kelly’s small contract we could still offer Harris a max after the 9th.

      If we landed Harris it would be a great summer. Nene would be a space saver as Upshaw develops or find a better alternative next year.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 11:59 AM on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Once again Michael, I agree.
        I don’t hate the Nene idea.

      • GDUBinDC 5:36 PM on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Nene stays hurt too much, but if we could get a good draft pick in a trade then it might not be a bad deal since he’ll be an expiring contract. That said, I’d probably prefer Hibbert right now if he was ‘getable’

      • humanomaly 6:46 PM on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        After watching the Laker get the #2 pick as part of a trade, the Nash trade I guess, I don’t think that many general managers would fall for that again. If there is any single team executive who would be wary of the Laker “Jedi Mind Tricks” when it comes to trades it would be Sacramento King VP Vlade (“Flape”) Divac….I wonder sometimes about Kobe and Vlade’s interactions. Vlade was a somewhat talented center for his size, mobile despite his cigarette smoking, I wonder how much better he would have gotten if not for the retirement of Magic Johnson.

        • GDUBinDC 2:21 AM on July 4, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Magic was Vlade’s mentor on the court so I’m sure once Earvin retired it took him a lil while to realize how good a player he could become … but all us Ls fans know who played the key role in laying the foundation for his growth as a player.

    • LRob (Director) 4:55 PM on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Makes sense to me Michael.

  • LakerKev 6:15 PM on July 2, 2015 Permalink  


    • LakerKev 6:16 PM on July 2, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Maybe this is why we got the 2nd meeting w/ LA ?

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:45 PM on July 2, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It’s an interesting angle that was brought up earlier. Lakers would have to dump Young and Kelly but could likely afford both Lopez at $12 million and Aldridge at $18 million. The smart move would have been to sign Lopez first and bring him in the room like the Suns did with Chandler. At any rate, it would be a great move but still a long shot.

        What I do find interesting and telling is what Mitch and Byron’s pitch was for the second meeting, which you would think would be over by now if it was to happen on Thursday with Riley following. How did the Lakers react and what did they come up with? I think that will be pretty telling about what we can expect next summer.

        There are still lots of options open to the Lakers, including trading for David Lee and going into 2016 with enough money to buy a Big 3 to go with their Baby Bog 3. When I get bummed, I just remember how great I think Russell, Clarkson, and Randle are going to be. I might also be tempted to sign Robert Upshaw to a contract right now. Bing forced to give him a shot could turn out to be the best thing that could have happened to the Lakers.

        As disappointed as the Lakers were to hear all the criticism, I don’ think they’re panicked or see the situation as dire and hopeless as the media is playing it. And I’m sure they have Plan B and C and D already covered. This is just one step on a long journey.

        • LakerKev 6:58 PM on July 2, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          “The smart move would have been to sign Lopez first and bring him in the room like the Suns did with Chandler.” I agree.

  • LakerKev 5:21 PM on July 1, 2015 Permalink  

  • LakerKev 3:32 PM on February 28, 2015 Permalink  

    Former Knicks player Anthony Mason died Saturday at the age of 48 after battling congestive heart failure for nearly a month, a team spokesman confirmed.

    The 13-year NBA veteran was in the hospital for nearly a month while recovering from multiple heart surgeries and heart attacks, his son, Antoine, told reporters earlier in the week.

    Mason won the Sixth Man of the Year award in 1994-95 while with the Knicks and also played for the Hornets, Bucks and Heat in his career.


  • LakerKev 8:45 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink  

    Could this be why the Lakers have been holding out?

    • 63Footer (Die! Rector! Die!) 8:47 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I thought of that yesterday…but, alas, no. Unless we had done some real under-the-table talks early on, I can’t see him taking that walk next door. He’d be crucified for it, even if it were for a good reason. He can walk, wait a year, and go somewhere, but if he walks right to the Lakers, it’d be a PR nightmare for him, and his Clip players would hate him…and that would make a difference with other players later.

    • MongoSlade (Director) 8:53 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Doc Rivers is not only the head coach but he’s also President of Basketball Operations.
      He’s not gonna take just another coaching job.
      He’s trying to get his Pat Riley/Phil Jackson thing going..

      • Magicman (Editor) 8:59 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        This is too funny!!!

        Doc isn’t coming to the Lakers, for a number of reasons, a couple of the big ones Mongo just listed.

        Not to mention even if the Probate Court rules in Sterling’s favor, which I doubt, but if that happens the transfer of Ownership would be a formality, the NBA would be temporary owners until Ballmer finally signs on the dotted line.

        • 63Footer (Die! Rector! Die!) 9:02 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          All is true that y’allth speakth.

          (I think I’m going to post in fake-Medieval speak for the rest of the day. So thereth!)

          • Magicman (Editor) 9:05 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            • 63Footer (Die! Rector! Die!) 9:06 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink

              Dieth Nasheth!!!


          • LakerKev 9:06 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Good points everyone… So what do you think the wait is about? On the surface, it seems disrespectful as hell to Byron Scott to make him interview that many times.

            • Magicman (Editor) 9:12 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink

              Far as I see, they have every reason to wait it out. The last two coaching decisions were made rashly, let’s be honest.

              Not a whole lot of thought went into hiring the Mikes.

              In this instance, by bidding time, they’re not rushing into anything. That’s the biggest criticism they faced, they didn’t take their time.

              Now, everybody up in arms about being cautious? I think that’s a better approach than being impulsive the last two hires.

            • MongoSlade (Director) 9:12 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink

              I think they’re stuck on the terms of the contract.
              Scott probably looking for a 5 year deal while Lakers maybe want 3 instead. Unproven guys like Kerr & DFish getting what they’ve gotten definitely gives B some ammo.

            • 63Footer (Die! Rector! Die!) 9:14 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink

              I don’t mind waiting…for a reasonth. Waiting in case it helped Lebron/The Princess or Melo/Black Knight come here…fine. But why noweth? I’m just curious. If there’s a reason, cooleth. If they’re just befuddled, that’s another story. And waiting for waiting’s sake is righteth outeth!

            • LakerKev 9:18 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink

              I thanketh thee allest Laker brethren.

            • 63Footer (Die! Rector! Die!) 9:19 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink

              Thinketh nothing of it cat’r-cousin

      • MongoSlade (Director) 9:06 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Which is why I think his threat of resigning in just that…a threat.
        He’s not gonna find a situation as perfect for him has the Clipps.
        What other team has an elite roster, looking for a coach, and doesn’t already have a strong GM in place? I can’t think of one. Eventually, the Clipper ownership thing will work itself out. It would be extremely shortsighted of him to bail on that gig prematurely.

        • 63Footer (Die! Rector! Die!) 9:09 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I thinkth ye olde sponsors pullingeth out (and the others that are waiting-and-seeingeth) is the biggest broadsword (see whateth I didth there?) out there. The idea that
          Docre “might” strolleth, and that players “might not” cometh to the Clippers helps, but the sponsors, in the end, are the Lords of the manor.

          You don’t see a lot of Clippers peasants picketing the place, nor will you.

        • Magicman (Editor) 9:09 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I can think of a couple, but it’s moot. He’s not going anywhere.

          • MongoSlade (Director) 9:18 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Only one that came to mind was OKC but I don’t think they’re looking to replace Presti.

      • tate793 5:54 PM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        If Jim Buss views his efforts thus far as being a “failure” he just might offer Doc the whole shooting match by moving over and letting Doc go to work. Not saying it’s gonna happen, but, this off season has taken some strange twists.

    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:20 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Unlikely, Lakerkev, I think Doc would take a year off or so and look to create another perfect situation. No, I think the Lakers are doing some due diligence and like Magicman said, the Mike’s were rushed into the job. They’ve said all along it would take time, so it’s not the biggest deal, ever. I expect an announcement by the end of next week at the latest.

      • LakerKev 9:29 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        That’s probably it. I’ve just become so jaded and cynical about our ownership that I see the worst in everything they do now. I want to be fair-minded and defer judgment. I just can’t help but wonder if they’re playing out Luther’s proverbial drunk on a horse who starts to sway one way and then overcompensates to the other.

        • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:44 AM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I hear ya, man, it’s been a slog round these parts the last few years. If one allows the imagination to run rampant and dream of a time when Brian Shaw replaced Phil Jackson way back when it’s easy to see everything happening differently. But he didn’t so it hasn’t and that’s that.

          Keen Observer lacks tact on occasion but his advocacy of the front office holds lessons for everyone. Patience is a hard thing for sports fans, especially Laker fans, and we’re definitely in a down cycle right now. But they’re learning, especially Jim, and they are trying to make the right moves but the timing and circumstance are conspiring against us, to some degree, and we’re just not all that attractive to free agents, right now.

          • tate793 4:09 PM on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Were other candidates being interviewed there could be merit to the “just doing due diligence to the process” school of thought. But, they’ve interviewed Byron 4 times, and except for the one day that Mark Jackson stopped by the practice facility to visit with a couple a players, they haven’t really interviewed anyone else for the position. Why the decision hasn’t been made – I don’t know.

  • LakerKev 6:02 AM on July 18, 2014 Permalink  


    • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:14 AM on July 18, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey, Kev. Good to see you back. You have to wonder why the Lakers are hesitating on Byron now. I wish they had the vision that the Spurs did and brought in a dynamic coach like Messina.
      Great move to hire Pops successor now. When Duncan and Pops leave, Messina takes over.

      • LakerKev 9:00 AM on July 18, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hi Tom, thanks man. I’ve been checking in every day, but I it has become so hard to post when I am torn between alternating internal messages of “Remain calm. We’re still the Lakers. Everything will work out.” and “Wake up Dummy! That’s not barbecue you smell; the freaking house is on fire! Get out while you can!”

      • LakerKev 9:01 AM on July 18, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        And it’s interesting you mention the Spurs. I couldn’t help but think during the Finals that they are everything I wish the Lakers were–from ownership to management to coaching to players–just with different geography and uniforms.

  • LakerKev 9:19 AM on November 10, 2012 Permalink  

    Bill Simmons Take on Mike Brown 

    This Week 10 picks column is dedicated to the immortal Mike Brown, the only person who ever figured out a way to stop LeBron James and someone on whom I was counting to screw up the 2012-13 Lakers season. If you noticed, I rarely if ever made Mike Brown jokes in columns or podcasts or even on TV — I was hoping he’d hang around for years and years and years, almost like the coaching version of an STD. Mike Brown was the kind of guy who shrugged off halftime adjustments and thought it would be smart to have Steve Nash run the Princeton offense — which is something you run when you have future lawyers and doctors running your team, not someone who’s one of the smartest offensive point guards of all time. The Mike Brown era was like planting my own personal mole into every Lakers season. As an avowed Laker hater, this is a tough day. I’m not gonna lie.

    R.I.P., the Mike Brown Lakers era. May we reach those same beautiful heights again someday soon. And on that note, let’s bounce back with some Week 10 NFL winners.

    • LakerTom 9:24 AM on November 10, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I hate Simmons because of the Celtics but the guy is hilarious. “…the coaching version of an STD.” Brutal. But some guys just look like part and become easy targets. I also remember thinking the same types of things about Rick Pitino that Simmons was thinking about Mike. Bottom line, Mike only cost the Lakers 1 season while Pitino cost the Greenies four. FU, Bill.

      • PurpGoldsincediapers 12:19 PM on November 10, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply


        Dude is hilarious, can’t hate a man who makes you belly laugh. He’s got the comedic gift, even if he is a Greenie fan, I can’t hate a guy who makes me laugh that hard.

  • LakerKev 7:46 AM on November 3, 2012 Permalink  

    A plea to Jeanie Buss… 

    Cut off Phil until he agrees to come back.

    • MongoSlade 7:50 AM on November 3, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Phil is 112 yrs old and can barely walk.
      Folks forget that only wanted coach home games when he agreed to coach his last season because the air travel was bad on his body. Love Phil but it’s time to let him go.

      • LakerKev 7:51 AM on November 3, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        MongoSlade, You’re right…I’m just having fun with all the panic 3 games in. :hello:

        • LakerKev 7:52 AM on November 3, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          But there are legitimate concerns: overplaying starters, mystifying rotations, etc.

      • MongoSlade 7:56 AM on November 3, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’m not real happy with what’s going on either but it goes back further than these 3 games and the preseason. This core group of players has been playing 2nd tier basketball since beating the Celts in Game 7. We had that 1 great stretch after the all star game but other than that, this team hasn’t been playing elite ball and it started under Phil. Maybe it’s like the Thrilla In Manila where Ali & Frazier were never the same after that. I can’t put it all on Coach Brown.

        • NuggetsCountry 9:54 AM on November 3, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          mongo: well stated. I have seen the same thing. Kobe still is trucking along, but the rest are OK with whatever rings they had at that point.

      • mclyne32 9:40 AM on November 3, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I don’t care how old Phil is- I would take just his head in a jar over what we have now.

        I’m already tired of all the excuses.

    • LakerKev 7:50 AM on November 3, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Plea addendum: AND start crushing up viagra pills and putting the power in his drinks.

    • EdwinG 9:13 AM on November 3, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Clarification Kev, what will Jeanie cut?

      • LakerKev 9:19 AM on November 3, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hey Edwin, it’s been good to hear from you again after K’bros. To “cut off” somebody is colloquial way of expressing to “deny sex to one’s partner”.

        • EdwinG 9:29 AM on November 3, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Thank you Laker Kev, nice to converse with you again. It used to be Kwame’s calves or Mihm’s upper body against MT, now we observe unhygienic habit of Brownie chewing too much gum and spitting on the cup. That’s a good reason to cut him, he can’t do that in Hollywood. BTW, speaking of PJ another sure way of denying sex is to cut the real thing while sleeping if he refuses to go back to coaching.

          • LakerKev 9:40 AM on November 3, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            LOL! The only problem is she goes to jail for that! I have thought MB was a terrible hire from the start. Windhorst reported that LeBron would have stayed in Cleveland if they had been willing to fire Brown. At the same time, MongoSlade is correct in saying that he is not the only issue the Lakers have.

            • LakerKev 9:44 AM on November 3, 2012 Permalink

              MB’s biggest issues are 1) lack of gravitas to command players’ respect, 2) Inability to make in-game adjustments and counters (hence horrible 3rd quarters) 3) establishing consistent, rational rotations, 4) hiding coaching weaknesses by overplaying starters. But there are two big problems/needs beyond his control: the need for a youth infusion and stronger bench. I think he could exercise some leadership and help in both of these by starting Hill and Ebanks. So maybe he is the whole problem after all.

    • EdwinG 10:28 AM on November 3, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He has never had a good bench, however a good Coach could motivate players who are has beens and inspire them again. I’m referring to our last year’s bench Murphy, Kapono and McRob. If you look at Phil’s bench with the Bulls, they are worst than that. Today, you have Jamison, Meeks, Blake, Hill and Ebanks, a mixture of youth and veteran, MB could not find their “mojo” they lost confidence of themselves as early as this season. If you put these players in other teams, they will find their role like Barnes and surely Bynum with Sixers. Coaching is not only perspiration but also inspiration like a Human Resources VP who could sell to a fresh graduate about engineering, finance and marketing with full control like a CEO.

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