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  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 9:13 PM on March 26, 2018 Permalink  

    What’s up Laker nation,

    I went to the game tonight. It’s always nice to see the Lakers in person. Good to see Lonzo shoot inside the arc for a change. It was also good to see Lonzo get a little frustrated with Julius. I like when he plays with more emotion. Blake may have left Hollywood but he’s still one of the best actors in the game. Pistons shot better from deep and that was pretty much the difference.

    For the record, I’m in the Julius is the top priority camp. Consider KCP and Brook if the price is right. Say no to IT.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:40 PM on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      S’up LRob. I’m in the JR at all costs camp, as well. Lackluster effort on D in the 4th was the main culprit, that and a lack of an alternative to KCP at the 2. Missing either IT or BI in the clutch.

      Ball flashed the best mid-range game to date. Loved it.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:21 AM on March 27, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The return of LRob! Great to hear from you. Hope all is well with you and your family. How is the new arena. It’s a shame the place hasn’t been a sell out often. What’s the local take on SVG and Brook? Catch us up on the latest from D-Town.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 11:14 AM on March 27, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Where you been, man?
      Glad to see you made it back.
      Lot’s of options for us this summer- never a dull moment in Lakerland.
      You listed to the new Jack White album?

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 2:07 PM on March 27, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey LRob, good to hear from you.

      “For the record, I’m in the Julius is the top priority camp. Consider KCP and Brook if the price is right. Say no to IT.”

      Glad to see we are on the same page, I always appreciated your take. Drop in more often.

      Blake is soooo overrated!

    • LRob (Director)

      LRob (Director) 8:18 PM on March 27, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey JS, LT, Sean and 4ever.

      LT -- Thanks. All is well. I’ve been reading the blog occasionally, but started more frequently in the last month or so. I enjoy your posts. New arena is nice. Tickets are overpriced, plus product is just so so. Piston fans are fed up with Stan the GM and Stan the coach lol. They embraced Blake for the entertainment value, but realize he’s lost a lot of the explosiveness he had with the Clips. Still a good player, but no longer must see.

      Sean -- Just chilling. Work, family, Lakers, Spartans, Songpop, the usual. No I haven’t heard Jack’s newest although I’ve skimmed the reviews and they’ve been lukewarm. How you like it? I know I had to get tickets for a client and it was so out so I had to call in a few favors lol.

      4ever -- thanks man. Will do.

  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 11:34 PM on July 8, 2015 Permalink  

    Hmmm wondering how Dirk feels about taking that 3yr for 25mil deal last summer so Cubes could go out and sign the big free agents. Well so far its netted the Mavs Parsons and Matthews…not exactly A-listers.

     
  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 10:38 PM on July 7, 2015 Permalink  

    Here’s a few guys that have been playing well in the summer league for the Lakers to consider for filling out the roster…

    Jarell Eddie – VaTech 2014 grad (6-7)…played last season in D-League and won their 3pt shooting contest and is shooting 60% from 3 in the summer league

    https://

    Melvin Ejim – Iowa State 2014…Big 12 Player of the Year. Versatile SF (6-7) that can slash, hit the 3 and do a little of everything. One of the stars thus far in Orland Summer league avg 12/8/3.

    Willie Reed – 6-10 PF 25 yrs old and have played overseas and D-League for the last 4 years. high energy guy. Was a D-League all-star in 2015 avg 16pts/12reb/2blks. shooting 60%. Looking good in summer league with the Miami team.

     
    • arliepro

      arliepro 3:26 AM on July 8, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Eddie’s got a nice smooth stroke. Beat Seth Curry in that 3-point contest. How good a defender is he?
      Wish we could get our hands on Justin Holiday. He played well in Summer League last year. The Warriors have such a deep bench that they really don’t need him.

    • Seely_Iggy (Director)

      Seely_Iggy (Director) 6:07 AM on July 8, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey Arlie, good to see you here again.

    • LRob (Director)

      LRob (Director) 6:46 AM on July 8, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Arlie -- I don’t know about Eddie’s defense. I just saw his sweet stroke in the summer league and then found out he also won the 3pt contest. Yeah Justin Holiday has game. I think this is his last year under contract with GS.

  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 3:50 PM on July 4, 2015 Permalink  

    Larry Bird’s comment on Roy Hibbert’s 2015 season.

    http://www.indycornrows.com/2015/4/21/8461409/fact-checking-claims-about-roy-hibberts-season

    Larry Bird, Indiana’s President of Basketball Operations, was uncompromisingly forthright when expressing his negative opinion of Roy Hibbert’s play this season to the assembled media at the Pacers’ end-of-season press conference last Friday afternoon. From underscoring the 7-footer’s decreased productivity to laying out plans to reduce the lumbering center’s role, Bird’s pointed remarks read less like a motivational tactic as much as they did a calculated attempt to prod Hibbert into opting out this summer.

    The problem is, though somewhat dependent upon personal interpretation, some of Bird’s barbs do not tell the whole story. Here are the facts about Roy Hibbert’s season and future:

    Claim: Bird’s negative assessment of the 7-footer’s play: “I didn’t think he played well, to be honest … I thought at times he played well, he always plays hard, he’s very durable — but I don’t think he had a great year.”

    First and foremost, Hibbert needs to be evaluated through the lens of defensive impact. Being the first, second or even third scoring option is not Roy’s primary purpose on this team, so why criticize him for something he is not readily being asked to do?

    On the whole, Hibbert was still an elite rim protector this season. Per SportVU defensive impact data, Hibbert allowed just 42.6% of opponent field goals at the rim, good for fourth-best in the league minimum 7.0 opponent field goal attempts. The maverick of verticality also saved 2.62 points per 36 minutes, via the rim protection stats provided by Nylon Calculus.

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 4:17 PM on July 4, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Interesting article, LRob … seems Roy’s ‘poor’ season wasn’t as bad as it might appear when u consider all the factors that were mentioned. I’m hopin’ that perhaps a change in scenery might motivate him to put up better offensive numbers and still be the rim protector we need.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 7:00 PM on July 4, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Change. Of. Scenery.

        Say no more. Nice get!

        • tate793

          tate793 7:06 PM on July 4, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Probably comes with less drama and baggage than Jordan and with more defense than Aldridge. I’m content with Hibbert.

    • LRob (Director)

      LRob (Director) 6:43 PM on July 4, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yeah I was a little surprised GDub that the article was that positive. I was expecting more doom and gloom.

  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 10:10 PM on July 3, 2015 Permalink  

    It’s Kobe’s fault…

    That DJ skipped down to go to Dallas. Kobe’s always chasing big men out of LA. Everybody knows Kobe’s cool with CP3 so he must’ve told Chris he had to ride DJ hard to bring out the best in him. Oh well Kobe now has sabotaged both LA franchises.

    Seriously though it’ll be interesting to see how much heat Chris Paul will take for this. I feel for CP3 though…he pushed DeAndre hard because he was trying to get the best out of his game. Listened to Rick Mahorn on the radio today and he said Zeke would push those guys hard too…trying to get them to play championship level basketball. He couldn’t understand how a guy could leave to go to a worst situation bball wise (and take less $ to boot).

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:42 AM on July 4, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I don’t see CP taking any heat for DAJ leaving because he’s one of the main reasons he was desirable to other teams in the 1st place. Doc was another huge part of his growth. I’m really surprised he left that situation but you never know what’s going on behind closed doors or in anybody’s head. Seems like Carlisle n Cuban convinced him he can have a bigger offensive role but I really don’t see it. The gain for the Mavs won’t be as big as the loss to the Clipps.

    • LRob (Director)

      LRob (Director) 9:03 AM on July 4, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yep Mavs gain won’t be as impactful as Clips loss. Cuban says he wants DeAndre to be the next Shaq. Yeah I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 8:02 PM on June 30, 2015 Permalink  

    Attention free agents….be wary of those Texas dudes.

    https://

     
  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 10:21 PM on June 27, 2015 Permalink  

    Re-post from May 20…the day after we learned the Lakers had the #2…

     
    • LRob (Director)

      LRob (Director) 10:27 PM on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      LRob (Director) 7:31 PM on May 20, 2015Permalink | Edit
      Maybe we should take Russell. I know its hard to pass up Towns or Okafor…but it’s just something about D’Angelo that makes it hard to pass on him…maybe its his cockiness…his smooth stroke…his great court vision and passing…or maybe I just saw him more than the others since I watch a lot of Big Ten bball. Don’t get me wrong I would be happy with Towns and Okafor, but I can’t shake the feeling that Russell may have the biggest upside of the 3. Of course, I haven’t seen enough Mudiay to know, but he also could have more upside than the 2 big men. Teams are playing small ball more often and forcing teams to match up. It just seems that a wing is more valuable than a big man in today’s NBA. Especially one as talented as Russell

      MongoSlade 7:59 PM on May 20, 2015Permalink | Edit
      Not saying the Lakers should take him at 2 because it’s just too risky when the franchise has been on the ropes for the last few years, but I have a feeling Mudiay might turn out to be the best of the consensus top 4 picks. By all accounts, he did very well playing against grown-azz men in an NBA type environment in China.

      GDUBinDC 11:17 PM on May 20, 2015Permalink | Edit
      Maybe, but he had such a small body of work from which to assess his true value.
      keen observer 8:10 PM on May 20, 2015Permalink | Edit
      Screw today’s NBA. I’m interested in tomorrow’s NBA. You take the rare talented center. These 2 guys aren’t stiffs.

      GDUBinDC 8:44 PM on May 20, 2015Permalink | Edit
      Gotta take one of the 2 bigs … that is, and has been, our greatest need for some time and it would be a BIG mistake IMO to pass on either Karl or Jahlil.

      MongoSlade 8:54 PM on May 20, 2015Permalink | Edit
      What about Willie Cauley Stein? :)

      GDUBinDC 8:56 PM on May 20, 2015Permalink | Edit
      That’d only happen if LT were our GM. : )

      therealhtj 9:33 PM on May 20, 2015Permalink | Edit
      oy vey

      LakerTom (Publisher) 9:54 PM on May 20, 2015Permalink | Edit
      I’ve kind of recovered from my high over getting the #2 pick and now am leaning towards Russell over Okafor. I think Russell has Harden and Curry superstar potential and the idea of a Russell and Clarkson backcourt excites me. Both have great size and can play either position.

      I would take Towns if available and Russell if not. Wish there was a way to get Willie but it’s not going to happen. I would go after Upshaw at center with #27. He will give us better defense than Okafor. Russell and Upshaw would be great.

      keen observer 10:43 PM on May 20, 2015Permalink | Edit
      I’m glad Mitch Kupchak is our GM.

      LakerTom (Publisher) 10:48 PM on May 20, 2015Permalink | Edit
      LOL. So am I, Oscar. But let’s see what the Lakers think after workouts and interviews. They will definitely take a hard look at Russell and Mudiay as well as Towns and Okafor. And any other top 10 prospect.

      I would be surprised if Okafor is the pick but if so, he must have somehow impressed the Lakers and I can live with that. I think there is a good chance the Lakers would rather go after their next Kobe than their next Shaq.

      keen observer 12:22 AM on May 21, 2015Permalink | Edit
      I think their minds are already made up, as they should be.

      LakerTom (Publisher) 9:48 PM on May 20, 2015Permalink | Edit
      It’s an interesting question, LRob. Watching the Warriors after the draft, you couldn’t help but notice that it was the 2 All Star guards who were dominating play, not the two All-Star centers.

      My natural instinct is to take the big man and I think that is still the right decision of it’s Towns were getting. I wonder if Russell might be the smarter pick over Okafor. It’s become a guards league.

      There is also another quality center we could get with our #27 pick in Upshaw but there really aren’t any quality guards unless we moved up. Russell and Upshaw would be a great combination, assuming you satisfy yourself regarding Robert’s character.

      At any rate, good question, LRob. I think there are good reasons to look at all of the top prospects. Right now, my take is we take Russell if we can’t get Towns. This is how Okafor could slide to the Knicks.

      keen observer 10:44 PM on May 20, 2015Permalink | Edit
      Who would be stupid enough to follow THAT model?

      GDUBinDC 12:24 AM on May 21, 2015Permalink | Edit
      IMO that Detroit series was one of the few times that Mr.12 Rings was out-coached.

      Michael H (Editor) 12:26 AM on May 21, 2015Permalink | Edit
      Aloha Tom

      I think perhaps you take a little time and research Okafor like I have recently. First you will learn that his defensive deficiencies are are over blown. Many of the reports I have read is that some of his issues was the Duke scheme and many scouts feel he should be a decent defender with hard work and from I have read he has a great work ethic.
      As far as the offensive end many believe he could have been an 18 and 10 double double machine THIS year if he could have went straight to the NBA. He is that skilled already. And he is already a very smooth passer.
      While I understand the game has changed from inside out I think much of that has to do with the lack of quality post players coming into the league. You surround a guy like Okafor that will demand double teams with shooters and with his passing it can be as effective as the run and gun.

      LRob (Director) 1:04 AM on May 21, 2015Permalink | Edit
      The thing that makes it tough to evaluate the two bigs for me is they rarely faced guys their own size in college. Both have a lot of skills and bring a lot to the table, but will they be better pros than Russell or Mudiay? I’m not convinced. I’m just saying its not a no-brainer pick to me. I wonder who Jerry West would pick. Either way the Lakers will get a really good player and I trust Mitch and co. will make the right call.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 10:37 PM on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Aight. You put good vibes out before anyone could really give much thought, beyond KAT and Big Jah. :0 Hehehehe.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 11:35 PM on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        LOL … shows how lil I know. : )

        Of course, we still definitely need a rim protector. I was never that big on Jahlil tho, primarily bcuz I didn’t think he was a good rim protector, but I felt he was the best option (after KAT) bcuz of his size.

        I’m ok with DeAngelo tho if he wowed Mitch and Byron more so than Jah. Now I just hope we can fill that need via free agency.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 11:48 PM on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Ah nuts, G, I need the RIGHT Lotto Numbers one day, Matt can’t the future and is slipping and now you. Tisk tisk tisk. ;)

          • GDUBinDC

            GDUBinDC 11:49 PM on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Hell … I’ve been slippin’ for some time, my friend. ; )

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 11:54 PM on June 27, 2015 Permalink

              Ha!

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:03 PM on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      LOL, LRob, you found it. Hope everyone noted we both saiD we would be satisfied with Okafor. I must say I almost nailed that Russell and Upshaw daily diuble.

      I’m not a big fan of the Lakers signing LaMarcus Aldridge unless he is going to play the 5. We need a stretch 4 like Kevin Love. But more importantly we need a center first. I want to see us play RC&R but signing Aldridge will put Randle on the bench and limit our options for center.

      • LRob (Director)

        LRob (Director) 11:26 PM on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        sean -- haha

        LT- Yes we would’ve been happy with Okafor….but would also trust the FO to make the right call. We’re just amateurs…they spend thousands of hours reviewing this stuff. You know I’m old school as they come…inside out bball..yada yada. But my initial gut was Russell had a little more potential for greatness than those guys.

        Yep LA is strictly a 5. At this point we can’t be too choosey. We just need to sign an all-star big man. Whoever jumps first. LA, Jordan, Love. This is just the first step. Next year free agency is the big one and we’d love to have a strong team to present…to lure the next big fish/fishes in.

      • LRob (Director)

        LRob (Director) 11:27 PM on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        yep on Upshaw also. I still haven’t checked out his video or anything…but will soon.

    • LRob (Director)

      LRob (Director) 12:36 AM on June 28, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      all good. GDub you repeatedly stated you weren’t sold on Jah.

  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 3:22 PM on June 14, 2015 Permalink  

    Lebron will surpass Michael Jordan tonight…

    in career minutes played in the post season. MJ played 7,474 and Lebron currently has 7,470. Lebron will move to 10th all-time and will be just 1,700 minutes from #1 Tim Duncan. Barring any significant injury LBJ will be the all-time leader in minutes played in the postseason in 3yrs…maybe 4 yrs if Duncan sticks around for another year or two.

    Here’s a look at Lebron in some other career playoff stats…if LBJ was a song he would be moving up with a bullet:

    Games played: 20th
    Points: 6th…only 1,020 behind MJ…pass him within 3 years max
    FG Made: 8
    FG Att: 6
    FT Att: 4
    FT Made: 5
    Rebounds: 19
    Assists: 4
    Steals: 6
    Turnovers: 5…..only 82 behind Magic. He’ll pass him in 2-3 years
    Fouls: 57….only 2.3 per game….compared to MJ 3.0 and Kobe 3.0…hmmm

    One of the all-time greats no matter how you slice it!

     
  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 4:31 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink  

    Maybe we should take Russell. I know its hard to pass up Towns or Okafor…but it’s just something about D’Angelo that makes it hard to pass on him…maybe its his cockiness…his smooth stroke…his great court vision and passing…or maybe I just saw him more than the others since I watch a lot of Big Ten bball. Don’t get me would be happy with Towns and Okafor, but I can’t shake the feeling that Russell may have the biggest upside of the 3. Of course, I haven’t seen enough Mudiay to know, but he also could have more upside than the 2 big men. Teams are playing small ball more often and forcing teams to match up. It just seems that a wing is more valuable than a big man in today’s NBA. Especially one as talented as Russell

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 4:59 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not saying the Lakers should take him at 2 because it’s just too risky when the franchise has been on the ropes for the last few years, but I have a feeling Mudiay might turn out to be the best of the consensus top 4 picks. By all accounts, he did very well playing against grown-azz men in an NBA type environment in China.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 8:17 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Maybe, but he had such a small body of work from which to assess his true value.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 5:10 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Screw today’s NBA. I’m interested in tomorrow’s NBA. You take the rare talented center. These 2 guys aren’t stiffs.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 5:44 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Gotta take one of the 2 bigs … that is, and has been, our greatest need for some time and it would be a BIG mistake IMO to pass on either Karl or Jahlil.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 5:54 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        What about Willie Cauley Stein? :)

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 5:56 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          That’d only happen if LT were our GM. : )

          • therealhtj

            therealhtj 6:33 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            oy vey

          • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:54 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I’ve kind of recovered from my high over getting the #2 pick and now am leaning towards Russell over Okafor. I think Russell has Harden and Curry superstar potential and the idea of a Russell and Clarkson backcourt excites me. Both have great size and can play either position.

            I would take Towns if available and Russell if not. Wish there was a way to get Willie but it’s not going to happen. I would go after Upshaw at center with #27. He will give us better defense than Okafor. Russell and Upshaw would be great.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 7:43 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink

              I’m glad Mitch Kupchak is our GM.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:48 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink

              LOL. So am I, Oscar. But let’s see what the Lakers think after workouts and interviews. They will definitely take a hard look at Russell and Mudiay as well as Towns and Okafor. And any other top 10 prospect.

              I would be surprised if Okafor is the pick but if so, he must have somehow impressed the Lakers and I can live with that. I think there is a good chance the Lakers would rather go after their next Kobe than their next Shaq.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 9:22 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink

              I think their minds are already made up, as they should be.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:48 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It’s an interesting question, LRob. Watching the Warriors after the draft, you couldn’t help but notice that it was the 2 All Star guards who were dominating play, not the two All-Star centers.

      My natural instinct is to take the big man and I think that is still the right decision of it’s Towns were getting. I wonder if Russell might be the smarter pick over Okafor. It’s become a guards league.

      There is also another quality center we could get with our #27 pick in Upshaw but there really aren’t any quality guards unless we moved up. Russell and Upshaw would be a great combination, assuming you satisfy yourself regarding Robert’s character.

      At any rate, good question, LRob. I think there are good reasons to look at all of the top prospects. Right now, my take is we take Russell if we can’t get Towns. This is how Okafor could slide to the Knicks.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 9:24 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      IMO that Detroit series was one of the few times that Mr.12 Rings was out-coached.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 9:26 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Aloha Tom

      I think perhaps you take a little time and research Okafor like I have recently. First you will learn that his defensive deficiencies are are over blown. Many of the reports I have read is that some of his issues was the Duke scheme and many scouts feel he should be a decent defender with hard work and from I have read he has a great work ethic.
      As far as the offensive end many believe he could have been an 18 and 10 double double machine THIS year if he could have went straight to the NBA. He is that skilled already. And he is already a very smooth passer.
      While I understand the game has changed from inside out I think much of that has to do with the lack of quality post players coming into the league. You surround a guy like Okafor that will demand double teams with shooters and with his passing it can be as effective as the run and gun.

    • LRob (Director)

      LRob (Director) 10:04 PM on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The thing that makes it tough to evaluate the two bigs for me is they rarely faced guys their own size in college. Both have a lot of skills and bring a lot to the table, but will they be better pros than Russell or Mudiay? I’m not convinced. I’m just saying its not a no-brainer pick to me. I wonder who Jerry West would pick. Either way the Lakers will get a really good player and I trust Mitch and co. will make the right call.

  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 6:27 PM on May 17, 2015 Permalink  

    What’s up Laker Nation! Looks like P&G is still the only colors you can truly count on in LA. Glad the Clips knocked out the Spurs…but couldn’t root for them to go any further. CP3 came up big..but the moment was too much for the rest of em. Go Warriors.

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 7:11 PM on May 17, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Well, Blake did a better-than-decent overall job … but down the stretch in crunch time nobody really stepped up to help CP3.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:20 PM on May 17, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Go, Warriors and Hawks. Good to hear from you LRob. Hope all is well with you.

    • wesjoenixon

      wesjoenixon 7:30 PM on May 17, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m a bit surprised and disappointed the Clippers were eliminated in this game 7. But I’m WAY more pleased that there won’t be any darn Clippers banners hanging in Staples Center.

    • LRob (Director)

      LRob (Director) 7:47 PM on May 17, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thanks LT…All is well. Just needed to take a little break. Yup definitely rooting for Warriors and Hawks although I give the edge to Cleveland. Their role players are giving Lebron good support.

    • LRob (Director)

      LRob (Director) 7:53 PM on May 17, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      GDub -- Blake put up good numbers but they were empty numbers to me. 11 of his points came in the 4th. I guess he offense was okay if not for the 5 turnovers, but he defense was lacking…especially for a game 7. He was too casual for my liking. but all in all he made great strides in the post season and was very impressive minus the last 5 quarters.

    • yellofever

      yellofever 8:53 PM on May 17, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I am truly overjoyed and elated and at this immense choke job by the flippers… I’m not one to rub it in and say told you so but this time I just can’t resist.. CHOKERS UNDER PRESSURE true colors always show in face of adversity

      #hatersgonnahate
      #chokersgonnachoke

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:47 PM on May 17, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Exactly. Or Atlanta.

  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 10:57 AM on September 23, 2014 Permalink  

    Happy Birthday to the Boss. Hopefully the Lakers can prove some of the critics wrong this season

    Coltrane was also born on this day. Kareem’s autobiography, Giant Steps, was named after this Trane classic

    Can’t for about Brother Ray’s

    Looking forward to when the Lakers sign a few Billion Dollar Babies…Happy BDay to Detroit’s own

    Gotta work in a little hip hop. Happy BDay JD….We know money ain’t a thang for the Lakers

     
  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 8:08 AM on September 9, 2014 Permalink  

    What’s up peeps? It’s been a minute…last couple of weeks been gearing up for college and pro football.

    While everybody up in arms bout the Ray Rice incident…and rightfully so…the NCAA senses its the perfect time to slip in the reduced sanctions for Penn State…after one of the most horrific cover ups in sports history. Shameful. Yet very little coverage of this.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 11:26 AM on September 9, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I saw that LRob. And the only reason I saw it, is because Bomani Jones doesn’t miss a thing. :)

  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 7:41 PM on August 8, 2014 Permalink  

    Love this one by Geto Boys…but let’s not forget Isaac!
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    • LRob (Director)

      LRob (Director) 7:44 PM on August 8, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The Joker is one of my favs…but we gotta give props to the Clovers for the classic line: I Really Like Your Peaches Want Shake Your Tree Lovey Dovey

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 7:55 PM on August 8, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Takes me back with the Geto Boys and Isaac Hayes when I went over to my friend Damian’s house and his Uncle played his Vinyl Collection. Great times!!!

      • LRob (Director)

        LRob (Director) 8:02 PM on August 8, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yeah Damian’s uncle was taking y’all to school haha.

    • LRob (Director)

      LRob (Director) 8:00 PM on August 8, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Pac & Dre rocked California Love…but’s let not forget to give Joe his props

  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 4:47 PM on July 8, 2014 Permalink  

    It’s almost decision time!!!

    Must decide how to go,
    Is Melo ours I want to know

     
    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 7:20 PM on July 8, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 8:38 PM on July 8, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ll bet both LBJ and Melo r enjoying having so many fans and so-called NBA experts anxiously awaiting their ‘decisions’. All this silly drama, and for what?

  • LRob (Director)

    LRob (Director) 6:22 PM on July 5, 2014 Permalink  

    Lakers now a serious player for Melo

    The Los Angeles Lakers have ascended into serious contention to sign New York free agent Carmelo Anthony, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    The Lakers moved into strong consideration with the front-running New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls over this weekend, sources told Yahoo Sports.

    No one with direct knowledge of the process would declare the Lakers had overtaken New York and Chicago in Anthony’s mind, but one source close to Anthony said of the Lakers, “They’re in the game now.”

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources–lakers-move-into-contention-to-sign-carmelo-anthony-000119352.

     
    • LRob (Director)

      LRob 6:26 PM on July 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Okay now you got my attention!

      • 63Footer (Die! Rector! Die!)

        63Footer 6:32 PM on July 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Now, before anyone goes all apeshite, even if we do get him, we’re not going to be Ring-bound yet. I think that getting Melo is a way of going after Lebron next year, or the one after. One year of Kobe, Melo, Randle and pieces (seeing what those pieces are), see if they can become playoff material, show the league the Lakers are coming back, then go after Lebron next year or the one after…and Kobe’s no longer the Man but a nice piece (if he stays).

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 6:48 PM on July 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Like the man said earlier…there isn’t a realistic move we can make this year that would put us much better than 3rd in the Pacific Division behind the Clipps & Warriors and 5th or 6th in the Conference behind the Spurs, OKC, & HOU

    • LRob (Director)

      LRob 6:49 PM on July 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Agree. I’m still doubtful…but that would be some serious bully ball at the forward positions with Melo and Randle.

    • tate793

      tate793 9:12 PM on July 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Getting into the playoffs, with a healthy Kobe, gives the Lakers as good of a chance to win as anybody.

      • mclyne32 11:28 PM on July 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You tell em Tate!
        Everyone has already counted Kobe out even before seeing him. Not me, I still think he will be 85-90% of what he wAs before going down.

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