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  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 12:58 PM on January 1, 2020 Permalink  

    Do it. 

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:06 PM on January 1, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      YES!!!!! That would be a great addition for Lakers. Darren is a 32-year old 10-year vet with career averages of 12.5 points, 5.0 assists, and 2.7 boards with shooting percentages of 47.1% from field, 39.2% from deep, and 83.2% from line. Was once an elite defender

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:13 PM on January 1, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Played for Coach Frank Vogel in his rookie season as head coach of the Indiana Pacers in 2011-12 and for Doc Rivers on the Clippers in 2013-14.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:17 PM on January 1, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      After a stunning retirement prior to free agency, veteran guard Darren Collison is considering a February return to the NBA -- with the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers emerging as his preferred destinations, league sources told ESPN.

      Collison, 32, exited the league abruptly in late June despite an expectation that he would attract multiple contract offers in the neighborhood of $10 million-plus a season.

      Collison’s interest in a return and his focus on the Los Angeles teams sets up another possible recruiting showdown between the Lakers and Clippers, two of the NBA’s primary championship contenders.

      Many of the league’s contenders have monitored Collison’s interest in returning and have stayed in contact with his agent, Bill Duffy of BDA Sports, and others close to Collison, league sources said.

      It is unlikely that a Collison comeback would come before the NBA’s Trade Deadline on February 6. The Lakers and Clippers are also competing to acquire Andre Iguodala, who is waiting for Memphis to trade him.

      In an interview with The Undefeated and ESPN’s Marc Spears on June 28, Collison cited his religious reasons for retiring.

      “While I still love basketball, I know there is something more important, which is my family and my faith. I am one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and my faith means everything to me.

      “I receive so much joy from volunteering to help others and participate in a worldwide ministry. The joy I feel is unmatched.”

      Collison averaged 11 points and six assists with the Indiana Pacers last season. He’s become a progressively better three-point shooter in his career, including shooting 47 percent in the 2017-2018 season with the Pacers.

      Collison played one season for Doc Rivers with the Clippers in 2013-2014, including 13 playoff games as a backup to Chris Paul. Collison also had stops with New Orleans, Sacramento and Dallas.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 1:19 PM on January 1, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He would be just we need off the bench!
      If he goes to the Clippers, I’ll be pi$$ed.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:29 PM on January 1, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Same agent as Clippers Patrick Beverly and Moe Harkless and Lakers Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 1:34 PM on January 1, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No one in NBA circles, is capable of creating a non-story story than him. LOL.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 11:17 AM on December 29, 2019 Permalink  

    The S.O.S. Index 

    Steel on Steel
    ——————-

    LAC 7-4 .636
    BOS 7-5 .583
    DEN 5-4 .556
    MIL 5-4 .556
    PHI 6-5 .545
    DAL 6-6 .500
    MIA 6-6 .500
    HOU 4-5 .444
    LAL 4-6 .400
    TOR 4-9 .308

    Just a handful of matchups in the upcoming week.

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:57 PM on December 27, 2019 Permalink  

    This is leadership…. 

    “I feel like in life you’re always in the right moment at the right time. God put you in the situation you go through every day,” Antetokounmpo said. “I think we had to go through this today. We had to be down 30. We had to have our character tested today because, as I’ve said in the past, the only way you get better is when you face adversity. I feel like our team is going to be better. I feel like going into to tonight’s game we had a lot of confidence in ourselves, which is good, but at the end of the day, we’ve got to bring it every night. And we’ve done that in the past, but we didn’t do it tonight. It’s good. This is good. I like it,” Antetokounmpo said. “Obviously, I don’t like losing, but I think sometimes when you lose this way you get better as a team.”

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 8:59 PM on December 27, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I kinda wish I heard a lil bit more of this from Lebron & AD and less about “giving the game away” and injuries.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 10:18 PM on December 27, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Me too.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:56 PM on December 27, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I do get what you’re saying but the Bucks got beaten by a team that obviously played better. Regardless of what you may think, the Lakers actually felt and believed that they should have won the game against the Clippers. They did not think the Clippers beat them. They believed they lost the game. That’s the difference. Were they right? Time will tell.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 5:53 AM on December 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Soooo….where did we outplay the Clipps?
        We got out-shot from the floor overall
        We got out-shot from the arc.
        We got out-shot from the charity stripe.
        We got out-rebounded on the offensive end.
        We got out-rebounded on the defensive end.
        Hell…Beverly had as many rebounds as any Laker.

        If our players walked outta that game thinking they were the better team on the floor that night then they’re dillusional and didn’t learn anything from the loss….unlike Giannis and the Bucks. Frankie needs to get their heads screwed on right.

        We’re now 4-6 against top 10 opponents btw…near the bottom of the pack.

        • therealhtj

          therealhtj 7:46 AM on December 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          More or less the team we thought we might see. At least they’re good against the bad teams, mediocre and full of excuses against the good ones. What’s most disconcerting is the bad habits they developed in playing uneven ball against sorry squads, still winning, and thinking they can do the same against the contenders. While I still think these guys can get it done, they need a lot to break their way to get there.

          Mostly a healthy Bron and AD along with something, ANYTHING, out of the rest of them dudes. In the playoffs, with 1-2 nights off (or more) between games, they can string it together like those Lebron teams of old. Sadly, this ain’t the East and he ain’t that Lebron any more. Maybe this is the year AD realizes he’s the chosen one now, finds his Glow, or whatever he needs to do to do the heavy lifting the old guy no longer can.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:03 AM on December 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          The reality was the Lakers and Clippers game was basically either team’s to win in the last few seconds. I give the Clippers credit for winning the game but you act like they dominated and the Lakers had no chance to win despite leading most of the way and playing with two superstars who were dinged up and literally having their worst game shooting from deep all year long, missing 33 of 45 threes including 16 of 22 wide open and their last 8 in the game. We each have our take and time will tell who is right. Give me a fully healthy LeBron James and a Lakers team that just shoots its average from deep and I’ll take the Lakers any time. Maybe Kawhi can prove me wrong but I’ll have to see it to believe it. Right now, the two teams seem to be evenly matched but championships are not won in December.

          I actually like that the Lakers to a player, including LeBron and Anthony, believe the game was more a case of them losing it than the Clippers winning it. Why should they deny what appears to any objective viewer to be closer to the truth than the Lakers were dominated? LeBron knows he wasn’t himself and I would bet Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and even Patrick Beverley would admit that if they were asked. Anthony Davis believes we blew that game. If we learned anything from the first two matchups, it’s that the Clippers have no answer for AD. Championship tested Danny Green believes we blew a game we should have won. Clippers won the game partly because of his dumb fouls that sent them to the line. They were just 1 for 5 to close out the game, including two misses by Kawhi.

          No disrespect intended, I really like your S.O.S ranking but it’s still only December and there’s a long way to go before we’ll find out if the Lakers or Clippers are the best team in Los Angeles. What I saw was a game the Lakers let slip away due to some poor decisions by the coaching staff, a LeBron James who was limited by exacerbating his groin injury, a team that suddenly went ice cold from deep, and a great play with 3.9 second left by Patrick Beverley that prevented the Lakers from having a chance to send the game into overtime. If either team dominated the game, it was the Lakers. Give credit to the Clippers for stealing the win but don’t prematurely crown them as the better team just because of your S.O.S. ranking.

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 11:46 AM on December 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          The other way to look at that game is we were totally awful yet we were in the game at game’s conclusion. : )

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 11:47 AM on December 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          C’mon LT…don’t do the Strawman thing.
          I never said the Clipps “dominated” us.
          Or that this win makes them the Champs.
          Or that they are the best team overall.
          I’m talking about this ONE GAME and the Lakers reaction to it.
          Let’s stick to that.

          Did we not get out-shot and out-rebounded and (as you added) out-coached as well? Those 1st two ain’t opinion, they’re just simple facts. Usually if you win those 3 aspects of a game you’re gonna walk out with a victory..which they did. We had a big run for a few minutes in the 2nd quarter and the Clipps chipped away the rest of the game. Time will tell? Time already told brutha. The Clipps were the better team…IN THAT ONE GAME.

          There are a whole buncha “if’s” in your list of excuses of why we lost. If we shoot better. If we coach better. If Lebron doesn’t re-injure himself trying to take a charge. If Danny Green can check Kawhi in the clutch without hacking. But those things don’t exist in a vacuum. If PG13 & Lou Williams hit their averages it’s also a different story.

          They have no answer for AD? He had 24pts (below his average in both games btw) in 40 minutes. I think they’ll live with that. The thing that’s more evident to me (and you’ve stated this yourself) is that even an 80% Lebron puts us at a significant disadvantage..not just against the Clipps but against all the contenders. But that’s the risk you take when you put that much load on a 35yr old and play him that many minutes every game (39 in this one). Everybody’s had key guys missing games due to injury so far…Clipps have had PG & Kawhi missing games and they’re still 7-4 vs the Top 10. And I’ll bring this full circle back to Giannis…he’s also been fighting a back injury that kept him out of the last game. Don’t think he mentioned it once after that Sixer loss.

          But not to worry. After the Mavs game tomorrow we have another easy stretch coming up for about 3 weeks. Everything will be “perfect” again…lol

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 1:41 PM on December 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            AD was shooting jumpers and Vogel and Kidd didn’t get creative. AD won’t settle for jumpers in a 7 game series.

            He’s below average on long 2’s and that’s what he settled for.

            • mclyne32 (Director) 4:24 PM on December 28, 2019 Permalink

              I get really frustrated when he settles for long jumpers. He has every move in the book, plus more. He needs to stay aggressive for us to beat the better teams. Same goes for LeBron falling in love with jumpers.

          • LakerTom (Publisher) 2:43 PM on December 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Ok, Mongo. I agree you didn’t specifically say the Clippers dominated the Lakers but I took your list of why the Clippers were the better team as implying that. My bad. The truth is when you break down all of the stats you cited, it comes back to the Lakers only shooting 12 of 45 from deep. That’s what created the 45.9% to 40.6% Clippers’ edge from the field, their 24 to 16 edge from the line, and their 64 to 42 edge on the boards.

            I also don’t disagree that LeBron and AD both underperformed in the opening game and the Christmas game. Part of the their underperforming was obviously due to the Clippers excellent defense, part to Doc’s strategy of forcing the Lakers to beat them from deep and Vogel’s failure to create enough spacing for the to attack. On the flip side, I think PG and Lou Williams underperformed for the Clippers, mainly due to the Laker’ excellent defense. I still contend that the Lakers should have forced Kawhi to move the ball by icing and trapping him on screens. His little fade-away jumpers in the paint are money. Lakers shouldn’t have allowed them.

            At any rate, I still contend the Lakers did more to lose this game than the Clippers did to win it. And while the teams are very closely matched, I still believe the Lakers are the better team provide they get better coaching strategy and fully healthy superstars. I hope you’re right about the Lakers getting to feast again on the lower half of the league after the Clippers game but I doubt they’re going to become as overconfident and cocky as they were when they were 24-3.

            In many ways, the four-game losing streak will hopefully motivate the Lakers’ coaching staff to make adjustments, the players to work harder and play smarter, and the front office to make a trade. I don’t see a scenario where we have the same roster come February 6th. No matter how well Kuzma plays, he’s really our best trading chip and the better he plays, the better the player we get for him will be. Pelinka can’t stand pat when we have not played well enough to separate ourselves from the Clippers and Bucks. Too much at stake with LeBron only have two more guaranteed years and AD facing free agency this summer. In the end, the four game losing streak may force Lakers to upgrade roster.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:47 PM on December 22, 2019 Permalink  

    Really really really dumb to put AD back in this game. Even worse to leave him in there down by 22.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 9:57 AM on December 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      All due here, the Lakers will never understand what it’s like to play in an empty arena. That’s what those teams do.

      Have to give the paying customer what they want. He wanted to stay in. Being a professional is just that.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 11:18 AM on December 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      C’mon man. Nobody’s cancelling their season tickets because the future of the frachise got hurt in the 3rd quarter of a 20pt blowout in December and didn’t return. The paying customer doesn’t want to see AD risk further injury in a meaningless midseason game. It was incredibly dumb.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 11:21 AM on December 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I agree that it was weird to see AD back in.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 11:30 AM on December 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Oh I agree in that sense, MS.

        It’s not like Milwaukee or Indiana or OKC…short of seeing a great superstar or a good product, they got 50/50 draws, games for kids, etc…

        Staples is fine to walk around, however, a friend of mine took his 2 kids and wife to a night game and when they were walking to their cars, the kids were frightened by homeless people.

        The homelessness problem around their is a problem for people with young families. It’s not like the bums in Hollywood or Santa Monica.

        All I’m saying is without Superstars, Staples ambience is not good. Ditto for the Rogers arena in TO, wouldn’t take my kid there again.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 12:36 PM on December 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          AD going back into that game ain’t gonna cure homelessness but I’ll follow you’re lead. It was really bad around Staples when they first opened because the surrounding area hadn’t been developed yet. You walked a few blocks south and were literally on Skid Row. But as LA Live has grown & expanded they’ve pushed the homeless further away and it’s a much different experience…as long as you keep yo azz inside that bubble. Try to save a lil money by parking off-site a few blocks away?…good luck to ya!

          My job takes me all over So-Cal. One thing is certain..ain’t no escaping this homeless issue; it’s everywhere and nobody seems to have a solution. Or more accurately, nobody wants to tackle the problem honestly. N.I.M.B.Y. is real. Not In My Back Yard. Until we get past that mentality it’s only gonna get worse. As long as we keep treating these people like some kinda mass hoard of roaming zombies instead of as individual human beings with unique needs & problems then it’ll never improve. Just my 2 pennies…

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 12:44 PM on December 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Thanks for sharing, MS. Yeah, I went a little out of bounds on the real issue…

            If I watch local LA news, KTLA, I think I get sprinkles of the issues at hand with homelessness…

            TO is in the same boat, I can’t even go to certain parks with my dog because of the tent villages, etc…

            And it’s causing friends and acquaintances to move to Niagara Falls or smaller cities around TO.

            I’ve heard a lot of Cali residents making an exodus to Texas and Oregon.

            Easy to make that change when you’re 24 and only have student loans. Families can’t up and move on a dime.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 2:36 PM on December 21, 2019 Permalink  

    Awww Man…. 

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 2:47 PM on December 21, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 3:05 PM on December 21, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Kuzma can’t get past injuries, either.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:31 PM on December 21, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      In a way, that injury explains some of the problems LeBron was having finishing the last two games. He just did not have his usual explosive burst to get by people. I was thinking it was probably just fatigue or too many road games but I’m actually relieved that it was an injury. The last two games we really saw last year’s LeBron, a step slower and fumbling the ball and making silly turnovers and unable or unwilling to attack. Hopefully, it’s just a minor thing and he’ll only miss one or two games. Time for some load management.

      The reality is we can’t expect to have LeBron and AD healthy all year long the way were so totally dependent on their bringing their A-games. Raises the urgency to make some moves whether it’s giving guys like THT a shot at minutes or trading Kuzma for some instant offense off the bench. I still think making a trade involving Green for a player like Holiday would be a smart gamble. If we’re not willing to go that far, then pursuing Bertans or Bogdanovic surely make sense considering the recent stumbles.

      • Buba

        Buba 7:54 PM on December 21, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I have said these before. Why are the Lakers playing LebRon to the point of no return? 40 minutes in a 48 minute contest is a little bit too much for my taste.
        This is mathematically something the coaching staff have to situate itself with.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 7:59 PM on December 21, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          You think the coaching staff is in control of Lebron’s minutes?
          He’s gonna play as much or as little as he wants to.

    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 4:16 PM on December 21, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Ain’t nobody gonna be in a rush to give up anything of value for the scraps the Lakers have to offer.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 4:27 PM on December 21, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Probably just load management but the team can’t call it that..lol. He needs some rest. Another reason why I’m glad those meaningless streaks ended.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 5:09 PM on December 21, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Old man back. LOL.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 11:59 AM on December 18, 2019 Permalink  

    The S.O.S. Index 

    How the Top Teams fare against each other.

    Steel On Steel
    ——————–

    PHI 5-2 .714
    LAC 6-3 .667
    MIL 4-3 .571
    LAL 4-3 .571
    BOS 5-4 .556
    DAL 5-4 .556
    DEN 4-4 .500
    MIA 4-6 .400
    HOU 3-5 .375
    TOR 2-8 .200

    Four S.O.S. games coming up tonight & tomorrow:
    MIA @PHI
    BOS @DAL
    LAL @ MIL
    HOU@ LAC

    Considering replacing TOR with IND but they both only have 2 wins.
    Don’t let the overall record fool you…

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:22 PM on December 12, 2019 Permalink  

    The S.O.S. Index 

    Lil bit past the quarter pole of the season and looks like 10 teams are separated from the pack. LAL, LAC, DEN, DAL, HOU in the West. MIL, BOS, PHI, MIA, TOR in the East. Here’s how they’ve fared against each other so far….

    Steel On Steel
    ————————
    LAC 6-3 .667
    MIL 4-2 .667
    PHI 4-2 .667
    BOS 5-3 .625
    DAL 4-3 .571
    DEN 4-4 .500
    LAL 3-3 .500
    HOU 3-5 .375
    MIA 3-5 .375
    TOR 2-8 .200

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 6:33 PM on December 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Clippers still jelling, Raps running into a wall with Lowry and Serge back in the lineup…

      Miami has a lot of depth, need a running mate for Jimmy though…

      Houston needs help. They’re a hair away from having a depth crisis If someone goes down.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:40 AM on December 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I love the ‘S.O.S. Index,’ Mongo. You should update it for us every few days as well as adjust the members as the season progresses. It’s the real league within the league. I’d like to see it as a regular Lakerholics feature. Thanks.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 12:42 PM on November 24, 2019 Permalink  

    Dragon Killer..lol 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 10:08 PM on October 24, 2019 Permalink  

    Dubs Get Drubbed 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 5:16 PM on October 22, 2019 Permalink  

    That ring ceremony was one of the more depressing things I’ve seen in awhile.

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:13 PM on October 22, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Zo still not finishing at the rim…

      • mclyne32 (Director) 9:03 PM on October 22, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Nor is he shooting well.
        Nor is he playing at all in the fourth.
        Ingram looked great.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 11:58 AM on October 18, 2019 Permalink  

    Zion to miss at least 2 weeks 

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 12:13 PM on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He’s something like the 2nd or 3rd heaviest player in the league behind Boban and he’s 7’3″ and doesn’t jump. That’s a whole lotta pounding over 82 games for the way he plays and this is his 2nd knee injury while only playing a shortened college season and a handful of nba exhibition games. Probably has to get leaner.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 3:04 PM on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yup. He will also need a jumper to offset constantly going to the rack.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 4:21 PM on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        More muscle as well. He’s got a body like Kemp, Vin Baker, Jamarcus Russell…he won’t lose the baby fat.

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 2:55 PM on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Bummer he’s going to miss the game on Halloween I’m attending in New Orleans.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 3:06 PM on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Bummer indeed. LeBron, Kuz, Ingram, and Ball all sat out due to injuries the game I attended last season at Staples.
        At least dancin’ Lance was entertaining.

        • NBA4ever

          NBA4ever 3:25 PM on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yeah that sucks but at least in this case I’m just happy to cross off another NBA venue on my list.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 3:18 PM on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        There’s about 20 better things to do in NO on Halloween than watching the Pels. Go checkout my cousin Rusty playing some zydeco at rock n bowl..lol

        • NBA4ever

          NBA4ever 3:22 PM on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          For sure I will. I’ll tell him MongoSlade from the Lakers Blog sent me :) lol

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 5:05 PM on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Hey..if you can collect the 100 bucks that dude owes me you can keep 50!!!

          • NBA4ever

            NBA4ever 8:49 PM on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Funny because I owe you $100 as well for Lebron taking the max LOL

          • MongoSlade

            MongoSlade 9:15 AM on October 19, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Ha! I forgot about that..use it to buy a round of drinks on Halloween! ..lol

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 9:59 PM on October 15, 2019 Permalink  

    Translation: Save That Drama For Your Mama 

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 10:09 PM on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It took the NFL damm near 2 years to realize this with the whole kneeling for the anthem mess; stop talking about it and it’ll go away on its own. We have amazingly short attention spans. 2 or 3 weeks from now and it’ll be back to business as usual for everybody; including China broadcasting the games. Ain’t saying it’s right, just saying how it is.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 11:53 PM on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The ‘I got it’ syndrome runs deep with business too.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:04 AM on October 16, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Everybody coming out of this looking like a pig with bad lipstick.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 1:16 PM on October 16, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The world machine will continue to be fueled by greed, corruption, slavery, malice, war, and every other kind of evil until someone returns to put an end to it- once and for all.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 7:11 PM on October 14, 2019 Permalink  

    My name is Bennett and I ain't in it! 

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:09 AM on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yeah this didn’t muddy the already murky waters any further. All of these answers are so overtly politicized it dilutes any positive aspect of the message. Nobody is coming out with a statement that both appeases the Chinese government and respects the idea of fighting for freedom and Morey’s freedom of speech. You have to choose, so this whole tightrope walk charade just further makes everyone associated with it look shadier and shadier.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 12:24 PM on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Like Evangelicals who voted trumpet. Splain that to me?

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 12:53 PM on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The players are being forced to take the brunt of this because they’re the ones always in the public eye with a mic shoved in their faces. Where’s Jeanie? Where’s Mark Cuban. Where’s Phil Knight? Hell…where da fukk is Darrel Morrey defending his OWN right to “free speech”? But everybody wants to attack the “woke” (codeword: black) players for a situation they didn’t create. There’s plenty of hypocrisy to go around and if you’ve ever bought a pair of Nikes then you get a piece of that pie as well.

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 6:54 PM on October 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      “No Vietcong ever called me n$#$#$.”

      -Muhammad Ali

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 11:46 PM on October 7, 2019 Permalink  

    Good breakdown of this China/NBA mess… 

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 8:17 AM on October 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Again, most consumers understand that.

      There’s no playing on the fence with Communists.

      It’s Black and White.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 8:27 AM on October 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      “The NBA is also aware that there are more people in China who watch NBA programming than there are people who reside in the United States.”

      This ain’t South Africa or Cuba. Nobody’s divesting from China. These businesses have no choice except to ride the fence…it’s gray AF. I don’t see anyone throwing their IPhone out the window in solidarity.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 9:10 PM on October 6, 2019 Permalink  

    Silver to Morey 

     
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