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  • 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 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 5:59 PM on October 5, 2019 Permalink  

    After one week of practice and one quarter of game play, this thing looks devastating.

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:25 PM on October 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Frankie tinkering with rotations. .Rondo/Bradley/Green together is kinda funky.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 6:28 PM on October 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        This chemistry didn’t develop over a summer.

        This has been going on since 2012. Now they’re league teammates not just fellow countrymen,

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:26 PM on October 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      AD and LeBron are a devastating pair and Bradley’s defense looks terrific. JaVale too.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:33 PM on October 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        AD 22 points, LeBron 15. Dominating. Lakers only 4-20 from deep. only 41% from field. Defense good, help Dubs to 51 points and 37.5% shooting and 15% from deep, Dominating boards 42 -27. 15 assists.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:37 PM on October 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Oh well…guess that’s it for the marquee players…

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:10 PM on October 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Watching the Lakers’ front court trio of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and JaVale McGee dominate the Golden State Warriors makes me wonder how in the hell the Los Angeles Clippers are going to be able to handle the Lakers down low defensively when they play.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:26 PM on October 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Alex Caruso has brought order to chaos. Steady heady play by Alex tonight at both ends.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 10:28 PM on October 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Clippers have NO answer for our bigs. I love me some Zu but he’s going to be in serious trouble. Harrell is way to short to handle this.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:32 PM on October 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It also feels great to put a win over the Dubs in the first game in their new building(regardless of the fact that it’s a practice game).
      Light Years Ahead No More without KD, Livingston, Iggy, and a hobbled Klay.
      I don’t feel great about Klay being injured, but I do about the Dubs reign being over.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 1:55 PM on September 28, 2019 Permalink  

    Day 1 

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 5:12 PM on September 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      i think McGee to start makes more sense. At least to me. Howard may play his way into that role but he’s just coming off of back surgery, is older McGee has some pop in his jumper that makes in the modern era.

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 8:21 PM on September 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Also hopefully Dwight still has some offensive skills left that we can run some plays for him with the second unit.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 10:32 PM on September 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Any offense that he can provide will just be gravy for me. If he gives his all defensively and gobbles up boards on both ends, he will gain my respect back.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 1:55 PM on September 23, 2019 Permalink  

    Just some B.S. from M.S…. 

    What’s up family? Finally back from my annual late-summer hiatus. Did a buncha traveling & fishing and pretty much stayed off social media for a few weeks. The period after free agency and before training camp combined with no football is pretty much a sports dead zone for me. But with only a week to go before the opening of camp I’m feeling re-energized and excited for what’s to come this season for the Purple & Gold. Just a few observations:

    • I can’t predict what the lineups & rotations are gonna look like; I lost the claim ticket to my Magic 8 Ball and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to get it back from the cleaners. I just can’t devote much time or energy to this endeavor this time of year but God bless yall who have the passion for it. It always eventually sorts itself out after a month or so.
    • Health. As with every team, this will be a major determining factor for our success/failure. Lebron has transformed this team from extremely young to relatively old in a tremendously short period of time. Judy Seto is back and she made her bones by keeping Kobe on the floor while being held together with duct tape & krazy glue but the fact is that he was always hurt…he just played through it. These guys ain’t like that (few are). The question is can the staff keep these dudes healthy? Load management is the latest & greatest but if you’re resting Lebron & AD 15-20 games (presumably not at the same time) along with the usual bumps & bruises that’ll keep other guys out then you run into the issue of…..
    • Compatibility/Continuity. We’re probably gonna have 4 new starters who have never played together before. We’ve got an entirely new coaching staff bringing in a new system that players have to learn & adapt to. Hell..even the training staff & front office went through a buncha turnover. This whole situation needs time on the court to gel and sitting healthy players is gonna be hard for the coaching staff to stomach if the record isn’t where they believe it should be. A healthy playoff roster is the ultimate goal but Vogel has never been in this kinda spotlight and it could get hot real quick. Also…everybody’s game isn’t necessarily gonna translate to this new situation. Some will be better, some the same, & some worse. The hope is that the key players fall into the better/same categories.
    • Expectations. Most of the lofty goals I’m reading about this team come with the assumption that everything is gonna break the right way. Vogel is ready for this smoke. Bradley is fully recovered and will return to what he was in Boston. Green will have another career year like last year. Lebron & AD will instantly gel and become one of the greatest duos in league history. Dwight will accept his role with no complications. Kuz is gonna find his stroke and be 6th man of the year. Alex Caruso will play just as well in prime time as he has in garbage time. And on & on. Hey…I’m all for unbridled optimism but we all know in reality that at least 2 of those statements won’t happen…that’s the way sports works (and life in general..lol). I look at Danny Green and hope that last season wasn’t a fluke as opposed to what he did his last few years in Texas because a lot seems to be riding on him shooting 45% from the arc again while playing big minutes as a lockdown defender (he’s played 28 mpg once in his career and it was 5 years ago).
    • Miscellaneous. DMC probably won’t ever be even 80% of what he was. That’s a whole lotta major injuries to one leg on a man that size. Never shoulda been on the court this year but he was chasing that money. The best thing that happened to Kuz was tweeking that ankle and bowing out of that stupid World Cup. Nobody cares about that thing which is why no A-listers played for the US and I had to watch it on some illegal bootleg hookup since it wasn’t even on regular tv. The Olympics is the thing.

    With all that being said, my greatest hope for this team is to be healthy and playing well with a top 4 seed heading into the playoffs. I don’t care about anybody winning MVP, DPOY, ABC123, or any of that BS. The playoffs is the thing and it’s a totally different game from the regular season. I’m hoping that’s what the franchise is shooting for as well.

    See y’all in the trenches…should be fun.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 2:37 PM on September 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Glad you enjoyed yourself MS.

      Welcome back!

      I’ll co-sign the same expectations.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 3:49 PM on September 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Welcome back dude! Hope the fishing was both relaxing and fruitful, if you set a personal record post the fish pix! At any rate, seems like we’re on pretty much the same page: health is the biggest key, this will take time, not all of it will fit together and some guys might never find a role or their way in this environment, health is the key.

      Soon, very soon…

    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 4:30 PM on September 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good stuff, walk on wit yo Bad-self MS! I’m kinda hoping we have a great season and set us for for future “Greek Freak” and on and on.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 5:13 PM on September 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Too much common sense. Why should anyone else post anything? Well done.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:17 PM on September 23, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Welcome back, Mongo. Going to be a fun season for a change for Lakers fans.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 11:27 AM on September 24, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Welcome back, man. I always appreciate your no b.s. takes.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 2:10 PM on July 15, 2019 Permalink  

    Grizz in no rush for Iggy buyout 

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 2:12 PM on July 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Trying to double dip sweeteners. Good Luck with that.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 2:24 PM on July 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Grizz betting that somebody’s gonna get desperate.
      With so many teams believing they have a title shot this season, it might not be a bad bet. They can wait and then still do the buyout further down the road if nothing else materializes.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 2:42 PM on July 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Agreed. As we’ve seen all it takes is one GM.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 11:34 AM on July 15, 2019 Permalink  

    Iggy… 

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 11:51 AM on July 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m not even sure what teams think they’re getting from Iggy over the regular season.
      Proven playoff performer, but you gotta get him there healthy.
      20 minutes a game…maybe 60 games?

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:03 PM on July 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This is hopefully good news for the Lakers. Rockets would likely have to go into the luxury tax to add Iggy and Grizzlies don’t want to take back contracts for him. Clippers apparently aren’t going to trade Harkness for him and Grizzlies want a pick not a contract. Iggy on minimum contract is like the swing vote in an election. Team that gets him becomes the title favorite. He’d be the perfect fit on Lakers.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:36 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink  

    Money Talks 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:33 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink  

    Will Presti do better than Ainge? 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:25 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink  

    One Crazy Summer 

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:23 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Just a guess but I bet the next CBA might favor shorter contracts, easier sign-and-trades, and more freedom of movement for players. It’s better for the game, the league, and the players.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 7:50 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I was actually thinking the opposite. You could tell from Silver’s comments the other day that the owners weren’t happy with all the movement…particularly guys forcing their way outta town while they still had multiple years left on their contracts. We’re still 3 or 4 yrs away so it’ll be interesting to watch how it continues to play out and who’s gonna emerge as the leaders of the players union once Lebron & CP3 age out. So much of this has been led by Lebron with him flexing on the owners over the past decade or so and making it easier for players to do what they want with no regard for the backlash. The Powers That Be never like to see that…

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:56 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I can see your point but I think the power has shifted to the players and the owners won’t be able to put that genie back in the bottle. I also think there will be owners who can see how the huge long commitments can paralyze a team. Will be interesting to see what happens.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:00 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Craziest since the new CBA. Players might be smart to say OK to less movement as long as more of the BRI pie is the win for the Union. Owners are making money but can’t build anything sustainable because of the rules that apply to them. I think that they’ll basically do away with collusion and let teams talk more openly…to a point…about players. When there was that much movement, with just about zero deliberation on the part of the players in question, than the whole notion of ‘don’t start until this day’ is pretty absurd. Only player that had a normalish free agency was KL and he helped George dismantle the Thunder (a conference rival) and is going to send Westbrook East. I can’t recall a year where the players had more control over the league than this summer, even the big bump didn’t result in this much madness. Just a lot of dumb deals.

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