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  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 8:29 AM on July 11, 2017 Permalink  

    What’s the Best NBA Team You Could Make of Players With the Same Name? 

    The Larrys are tough, but they wouldn’t be the best

    Source: What’s the Best NBA Team You Could Make of Players With the Same Name?

     
  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 6:55 PM on February 2, 2017 Permalink  

    Can somebody here explain to me why Zubac and Larry were not on the hardwood on the final 4 mins? I could only watch the 4th but I was listening the 3rd on the radio. Both seems to be playing good. And on the 4th, Lou + DAR were in need of a Big C to roll…

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 9:27 PM on February 2, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Tarik Black was beasting and Zubac was leasting. It can HURT a player’s development by putting him into certain situations. As for Larry, I dunno, but if you want to blame Luke Walton for the loss, go ahead. I thought we played inspired basketball against a great home team who is red hot right now. One thing is certain; Lakers fans who attend away games are better than blogging Lakers fans for the most part.

      • Magic Phil

        Magic Phil 6:03 PM on February 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Blame? Where did you read that?

        Oh, did you miss the “I could only watch the 4th”?

        And did I say we played poor basketball?

        I was just asking why Zub was not finishing that game.

        What’s your problem?

  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 10:02 PM on November 18, 2016 Permalink  

    When we got the 101st point, after that basket (I think it was a 3 from Nick), the clock didn’t stop! There was at least 5 secs there.

    Not finding excuses for the loss (plz) but I remember seeing this anomaly a couple of times last season.

    WTF? Is this a serious league?

    Moving on, it was a great game. I had this one as a L so I’m fine. Kids did well overall. I think Randle should have come earlier and finish the game with Larry. Luol also was not “clutch”

    All in all, I took good stuff out of this game

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:19 PM on November 18, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The faulty clocks all across the League are an embarrassment.

      • Magic Phil

        Magic Phil 10:47 PM on November 18, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It hurts credibility.

        • mud

          mud 10:22 AM on November 19, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          no more than the strange officiating does…

          the NBA has had a lot in common with pro wrestling for a few years now…

  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 10:47 PM on November 4, 2016 Permalink  

    Exercise caution tonight. That was a gooooooood one. Drink water and avoid decision making until the effect is gone. Try, at least, to control the alcohol consumption to avoid headaches tomorrow. Or not. Don’t drive! You’re clear for s*x but before interaction, alert your partner about your current stamina level.

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 10:57 PM on November 4, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Drunk with giddiness, eh MP? : )

    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:57 PM on November 4, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lol!!!!

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 11:09 PM on November 4, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think the Lakers need to stay level head now more then us fans. They are now 3 and 2 against playoff teams. But now the Suns come. We are not good enough yet to over look anyone. Last year we didn’t get our 3rd wi until
      December. If we come out with the same energy we can be 4 and 3 which would be amazing after a tough early schedule.

  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 11:14 PM on September 23, 2016 Permalink  

    Garnett says ‘farewell’ to the NBA after 21 seasons | NBA.com 

    “I’m just thankful. I can’t even put that into words,” Garnett says. “I’m just thankful. I’m just thankful for everybody and the love. I never would have thought that people love me like this. But, for it to be reality is just something else, man. Man.”

    via Garnett says ‘farewell’ to the NBA after 21 seasons | NBA.com.

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 11:26 PM on September 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Truly a great competitor.
      Would have loved him in the Purple and Gold.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 2:06 AM on September 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Funny how he and Duncan both bowed out in the post season. In this instance I think KG just doesn’t see the reward in the work that makes it worth it. He can have pretty much whatever symbolic role he wants within the organization and likely an assistant coaching position if he pushed but my guess is he’ll go for TV. Anything is possible.

  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 5:27 PM on September 21, 2016 Permalink  

    Lakers Sign Thomas Robinson | Los Angeles Lakers 

    The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Thomas Robinson, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

    via Lakers Sign Thomas Robinson | Los Angeles Lakers.

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 6:25 PM on September 21, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I like this signing. Would love to see Nick go and him make the team.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 7:26 PM on September 21, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Just another dude.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 8:21 PM on September 21, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        True, but increased competition by NBA veterans in their prime can’t be a bad thing for the toddlers.

  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 9:07 PM on August 20, 2016 Permalink  

    We made it…finally 

    I apologize for the non-basketball topic but my friends here will forgive me and my alcohol level but…

    https://www.google.com/search?q=brazil&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&gws_rd=ssl#gws_rd=ssl&mie=oly%2C%5B%22%2Fm%2F02vx4%22%2C6%2C%22g%22%2C1%2C%22%2Fx%2F37jj872f39nr4%22%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2C19%5D

     
  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 9:50 PM on July 8, 2016 Permalink  

    Ingram & Zubac fitted pretty well together.

     
    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 10:03 PM on July 8, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Ingram looks like the real deal. And think Zubac has a little Marc Gasol in his game. I’m glad he didn’t want to be stashed. That’s the only reason he fell to us.

      When you think about we have accumulated a lot of kids with upside in a very short time. Randle and Clarkson then Russell and Nance now Ingram and Zubac. 6 very good prospects in 3 years. That’s pretty good.

      • Magic Phil

        Magic Phil 10:15 PM on July 8, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        VERY good. But still, they’ll need to become the player we all can clearly see they can be.

    • Magic Phil

      Magic Phil 10:19 PM on July 8, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Larry & Zubac fitted nicely.

      Larry is sooooooo freakin good no matter the situation. He’s not gonna score 60 points but he’ll be the reason why the team he’s playing for will win.

  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 8:36 AM on June 9, 2016 Permalink  

    The Dubs knew all along and they didn’t even try

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

     
  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 10:03 PM on May 30, 2016 Permalink  

    Cavs will win the shyte… Neither OKC or Dubs will win playing “crowd-bball”.

    The 3s might go in or not. Meanwhile, LeBrawn seems to finally understand the value of EFFORT and Belief (his foot work still sucks but….who cares, right Refs?)

    Just look at SAS, how they went down: 2 very bad calls. Good, consistent bball. If you wanna rely on the 3, good luck.

     
    • yellofever

      yellofever 10:12 PM on May 30, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I don’t know . lebron thought he was gonna face OKC now he gets the dubs .. something tells me lebron shytting his pants right now

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 10:15 PM on May 30, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yup. I feel the same way as Pop:

      “I hate it,” Popovich said. “To me it’s not basketball but you got to use it. If you don’t use it, you’re in big trouble. But you sort of feel like it’s cheating. You know, like two points, that’s what you get when you make a basket. Now you get three, so you got to deal with it. I don’t think I don’t think there’s anybody who is not dealing with it.”

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:11 AM on May 31, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey, Phil. Cavs are going to shoot as many 3’s as the Warriors.
      They know they can’t have a differential like the Thunder did.
      Warriors and Cavs will set a record for 3’s taken and made in the Finals.

  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 7:45 PM on May 22, 2016 Permalink  

    Just got home from huntington beach soccer tournament.

    How can a playoff team allow their opponent to score freakin 133 points?

    HOW?

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 7:51 PM on May 22, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Like I said in an earlier post, shades of the ‘Memorial Day Massacre’ in ’85 in da Gah-Den.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 8:18 PM on May 22, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Like Chuck said..game 4 is probably a must-win for both teams. Rare to come back from 3-1 down and OKC doesn’t wanna give home-court back to GSW making it best 2 outta 3 with 2 games in Oakland.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 8:19 PM on May 22, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yup. I agree

        • Magic Phil

          Magic Phil 9:47 PM on May 22, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Oh darn it. Now that you mentioned, I not only missed the game but missed Chuck and the guys as well…

    • yellofever

      yellofever 8:14 PM on May 22, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      game was over about midway through the 3rd

      • Magic Phil

        Magic Phil 9:48 PM on May 22, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Reminds me of a very tall girl I had long ago

        The difference is that she had a good time

    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:24 PM on May 22, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You play footie, MagicPhil?

      • Magic Phil

        Magic Phil 8:32 AM on May 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yeah but I was coaching the kids this time

        • mclyne32 (Director) 9:39 AM on May 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Sweet!
          I do too.
          We have a pretty competitive game every Tues and Thursday at lunch.
          We usually have enough for two games of 7vs 7.

  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 6:56 PM on May 7, 2016 Permalink  

    Just got home.

    Whiteside done for the season? How?

     
  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 9:55 AM on April 14, 2016 Permalink  

    Kobe Bryant Ends Career With Exclamation Point, Scoring 60 Points – The New York Times 

    He looked where he always has: the basket. Bryant played to type, like a man with so many more points to score and so little time to do it. His final performance would not be a dud, the way so many are. Michael Jordan scored 15 points in his final game as a Washington Wizard. Charles Barkley scored two as a Houston Rocket. Shaquille O’Neal — Bryant’s onetime teammate and foil, who hugged him courtside as the last seconds ticked away — scored none as a Celtic.

    via Kobe Bryant Ends Career With Exclamation Point, Scoring 60 Points – The New York Times.

     
  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 8:41 AM on April 14, 2016 Permalink  

    A Seat At The Table 

    It’s hard to believe that it has been twenty years since Kobe Bryant walked on stage with that million dollar smile and shook Commissioner David Stern’s hand as he put on that Charlotte Hornets hat. It almost does not feel real that tomorrow night, when he takes off that Lakers jersey, he will never again put it back on to wow us fans with another magical performance. And while it is sad to see the end of an unbelievable story, it also feels good knowing that I witnessed greatness from the very beginning to the final conclusion – having seen a whole bunch of buckets, a hand full of rings, some ridiculous plays, and one historical career along the way. Kobe Bryant can walk away from the game of basketball knowing that he gave it his all, accomplished his goals, and cemented a legacy as one of the greatest ever. He can be proud in knowing that when the best of the best are called together someplace a million years from now, that he’ll not only get an invite to the party, but that he’ll also have a seat at the table.

    via A Seat At The Table.

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 9:50 AM on April 14, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Love it.

      Nobody but Kobe could end such a spectacular career in the fashion he did last night.
      I still can’t believe that he put up 60, and willed his team to win over a good defensive squad with the awful shape his body is in.

      LEGENDARY.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 10:52 AM on April 14, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Credit the Lakers organization for doing it right. Dr. Buss single-handedly transformed the NBA from a sporting event to an entertainment event, which it is in EVERY arena now and his daughter obviously learned well from him. Perhaps NOW some free agents might give the Lakers a second thought because nobody treats their superstars better, but they’ll probably poossy out because them’s some BIG shoes to fill.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 11:53 AM on April 14, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Last night definitely helped increase the luster of our brand.
          Will it be enough to lure top tier FA’s?
          I sure hope so.

        • tate793

          tate793 12:37 PM on April 14, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yes, Mr Keen. You are 100% correct! I’d like to add this. Nobody treats their fans better, either!

          • keen observer

            keen observer 4:09 PM on April 14, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            That is also 100% correct, Mr. Tate! I’d like to see the fans show some appreciation and have some serious patience because they know we will be back at some point. There needs to be some serious restructuring in the basketball operations, no doubt, but we must have patience with that, too.

            • John M.

              John M. 4:16 PM on April 14, 2016 Permalink

              If the brand had a balance sheet, it would be heavily in the black. They’ve earned our loyalty and patience many, many times over. That is why I will always support all facets of the organization.

            • tate793

              tate793 7:33 PM on April 14, 2016 Permalink

              Yep. Patience is a tough commodity to master. To lash out at what one considers the source of their pain or discomfort is human nature. We must learn to master our nature, as well. Finding fault in others is also an easy thing to do. Pointing fingers from the gallery when we weren’t the ones so recently deprived of our forever father figure, is also easy. I imagine, there were plenty of times that even the simplest of decisions were an immense task for Jerry’s kids after he left this earth. Patience for the eventuality of the franchise’s return to it’s usual excellence is one thing. Patience for the grieving process and readjustment of one’s everyday life without the presence of a father like Dr Jerry Buss is a whole ‘nother animal.

        • Seely_Iggy (Director)

          Seely_Iggy (Director) 1:41 PM on April 14, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Great point, Keen! The celebration of Kobe was quite something to behold.

    • mud

      mud 11:20 AM on April 14, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      hear, hear!

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 12:25 PM on April 14, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The power of the Laker brand was on display last night. Kobe trumped the Warriors record breaking night all over the television as well as social media. I live in the bay area surrounded by Warrior fans. My social media is filled with Warrior posts everyday …..the usual diehard fans posted their love for the Warriors, but my feed was filled with Kobe amazement by all types.

      • tate793

        tate793 7:45 PM on April 14, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yeah, Sean. Really ironic that ESPN moved the retirement game from ESPN to ESPN2 because they felt it was not as newsworthy. Yet, what occurred at Staples Center will go down in history as a once-in-a-lifetime event. Kobe’s longevity, Kobe’s legacy, Kobe’s excellence and Kobe’s iron will shall never be duplicated. Kobe’s career and Kobe’s final game will never be duplicated.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 1:56 PM on April 14, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Did you guys see those rings that Jeannie presented Kobe and Vennessa with?
      What a generous going away gift.

  • Magic Phil

    Magic Phil 11:24 AM on April 13, 2016 Permalink  

    If I were the Lakers coach…

    If Lakers are up by one, they have the ball, 10 secs left….
    ………………………………….
    ……………………….I TAKE KOBE OUT OF THE GAME!! YEAH, GAME OVER, WE WON LOL

     
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