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  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 10:39 AM on October 21, 2017 Permalink |  

    Very good comeback game after getting manhandled by the Clipps on opening night. Lonzo showing why the hype is real & BI shrugging off his critics and staying aggressive. But gotta remember that this was the Suns and we won by 2. Next 3 games will be interesting: NOLA with their Big 2 & 1/2, WASH with Wall & Beal, and TOR with Lowry & DeMar. All at Staples though. Gonna be nice to finally have Lonzo, KCP, BI, & Lopez all on the court at the same time…the power forward spot will figure itself out in time. That being said; very disappointed in Randle’s attitude so far. Gotta be a pro and show why you should be starting..not sulking. B.Scott was right on the money about summa these dudes…

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 11:14 AM on October 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Big test for our bigs tomorrow.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:22 AM on October 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Honestly, every game for this squad is some form of test. It’s on the young guys to show that they can replicate success, on KCP to prove he’s worth the big money, on Lopez to show he’s due another big deal, and on and on. Having said that, going up against the Pelicans is to go up against a team with some serious low post talent and are further along their current process. Great test tomorrow.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 11:43 AM on October 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Lol..every game is a test for every team. But I’m still not sure what to make of NOLA. There’s not much else after AD & Cousins. Those guys can get 60 but who’s gonna get the other 50-60 you need to win games?

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 11:44 AM on October 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          They paid Ian Clark and Jordan Crawford.

          Not like Solomon Hill comes cheap.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 11:49 AM on October 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Both those guys scored 35. They made their 3’s. Happened to play the Champs

          They shoot like that, they’ll win more than they lose.

          Anthony Davis has shot 54.5 percent from the field through the first two games of the season.

          Rest of Pelicans: 38.3 percent.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 11:53 AM on October 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wizards are a middling team. They had an opportunity to grab James Harden.

      Ted Leonis didn’t want to pay Harden the max…what’s ironic is he ended up drowning the Wiz with Beal and Porter contracts.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 11:54 AM on October 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Catch 22 with Randle: he needs minutes for trade value to increase, but we want to win games and so far, he’s been underwhelming.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 12:03 PM on October 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Blake Griffin and Julius Randle are polar opposites of how you should handle an offseason. One works on shooting, one works on their body.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 12:08 PM on October 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Seems like Ju didn’t get the message when DAR got sent packing. Earv ain’t gonna put up with a whole lotta attitude issues.

        • John M.

          John M. 1:08 PM on October 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I should think he’s smart enough to know he’s got to earn his next contract, wherever it may be. And he should know it’s his job to make Luke’s and Magic’s choices more difficult. Otherwise he’s just another lottery coulda-been.

          I’m pulling for him.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 1:10 PM on October 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            John, not sure, if you have children.

            These are Milennials, John…It’s not what can I do? It’s why aren’t you giving me what I deserve?

            • mud

              mud 1:16 PM on October 21, 2017 Permalink

              the actual people are the same as people ever were, though. they can learn new tricks with the proper motivation.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 1:34 PM on October 21, 2017 Permalink

              Stubbornness has gotten in the way of men better prepared than Julius Randle.

            • John M.

              John M. 2:01 PM on October 21, 2017 Permalink

              We have a 10-year-old daughter, and we’re doing our best to raise her as we were raised. I understand generational differences, but entitlement has no place in any field. Those who make it this far either know that or find out the hard way.

            • mud

              mud 2:50 PM on October 21, 2017 Permalink

              true, John.

              yes, stubbornness can be a trap. it can also be an asset.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 2:05 PM on October 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Couldn’t agree more with all u said, MS.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:04 PM on October 20, 2017 Permalink |  

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 2:13 PM on October 20, 2017 Permalink |  

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 2:17 PM on October 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As Bev predicted. Clipps are Vets, we are sorta kids. My line up is: Lopez, Ball, Clarky, Kuz and Ingy. Let em play! No need to play Deng or Brewer and others that are not in our future. Had Kobe played as a rookie, perhaps we’d have won an earlier chip. Our guys looked lousy on “D.” Clipps are just better.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 2:58 PM on October 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Who had a better PER of the two point guards? Not exactly a dominating performance by Beverly.

      Lonzo Ball: 3 points (1-6 shooting), 4 assists, 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 2 turnovers
      P. Beverley: 10 points on 4/12 shooting, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block, 1 turnover

    • mud

      mud 4:07 PM on October 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      talking points.

      this is how the press is. they will suck on a players dirty socks if he succeeds, but before that, they will do everything they can to crush a players spirit and destroy a reputation. that’s entertainment!

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 6:22 PM on October 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The stat line isn’t necessarily reflective of how much PB and the Clips shut our offense down. Some of that was simply missed shots on our part, missed a lot of make-able shots all night long. But the Clippers made their presence felt on defense, all game long. Laker can only hope to match that kind of intensity by the end of the year. Hopefully sooner.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 1:27 PM on October 2, 2017 Permalink  

    Well Screw It…Why Not Some More Bad News Today 

    Klay Thompson is a key part of why the Warriors are able to be the dominant force they are. Thompson is always capable of catching fire and helping the Dubs overwhelms their opponents with 3-pointers at any moment. In two years when Thompson’s contract expires, the Warriors are going to be left with a tough decision. Do they eat more of the luxury tax and re-sign Thompson or do they let him walk and settle with the stars they currently have?

    However, if Thompson were to take a discount that would make their decision making process far easier. Although we’re still two years away, Thompson is already talking like he might be willing to take a discount for the Warriors. In a podcast with Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami of The Athletic, the Warriors shooting guard addressed his future:

    Kawakami: “Could you (take a discount?”)

    Klay Thompson: “I probably could, yeah. That much? I don’t know. I don’t make as much as Kevin off the court.”

    “If it’s a few million … It’s a blessing whatever contract I sign. I would definitely consider it cause I don’t want to lose anybody.”

    Thompson was talking about how Kevin Durant took a major discount over the summer. He wouldn’t take the same kind of discount as Durant, but if it meant keeping the team together then he would definitely consider taking a discount. After all, winning championships is fun and what the Warriors have going at the moment is hard to pass up, which is why during the podcast he said he has no intentions of leaving Golden State.

    However, his deal expires two years from now and a lot could change in that period of time — whether a new superteam forms, or players just get tired of being around each other, or maybe someone in that core wants a new challenge. It’s easy for players to say they’re willing to take a discount early on, but when it comes time to start talking about money that’s when things always get dicey. Thompson will make the best decision for him at that time and whether that involves more money, more wins, or both remains to be seen.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:31 PM on October 2, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Klay will want to spread his wings and be the leader of a team. By the time his contract expires, he will have four rings with the Dubs. Time to move on to the next challenge in his career. The Lakers.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 2:56 PM on October 2, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I think he’s staying.
        I hope he comes, but I’m not taking that bet.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 9:30 AM on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        LOL, LT … ever the optimist. : )

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 9:34 AM on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Beginning to look as if Magic and Rob may end up not landing any top rated freebies.

      • mud

        mud 2:47 PM on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        i can’t say that i really care either way. i’m happy to wait and see what happens. it’s just entertainment.

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 9:30 AM on October 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Pretty much how I feel, too, at this point, mud. I was kinda hopin’ that maybe PG13 might end up a Laker next summer, but now I really don’t care one way or the other.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 11:03 AM on September 23, 2017 Permalink  

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 11:00 AM on September 23, 2017 Permalink  

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 10:54 AM on September 23, 2017 Permalink  

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 2:04 PM on September 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He wasn’t even protesting the Vets, that’s what ironic, wasn’t fronting at all.

      So, when the dog whistle got blown, they made that pivot.

      Vote Vets spoke loudly about this:

      VoteVets
      @votevets
      Blocked by @realDonaldTrump: Since 2006, we have represented over 500K progressive veterans, military families, & supporters

      VoteVets @votevets
      Our veterans want to get this guy “out of the “White House!” We protected our Constitution not his racism.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 10:50 AM on September 23, 2017 Permalink  

    https://twitter.com/MichaelSkolnik/status/911403938238337027

     
    • John M.

      John M. 12:28 PM on September 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      We have an idiot-in-chief who personifies so much of what is wrong in this country, but the worst part is how much support he has. Southern white racists can be branded as ignorant sore losers of the Civil War, but in states where you don’t see the confederate flag, what’s the excuse there? SoCal is relatively enlightened, but it’s here, and it saddens me.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 4:40 PM on August 29, 2017 Permalink  

    Wait a minute…I gotta scroll thru a long-azz 4 day old thread to get to actual new content? Just so the publisher can stroke his own ego? I thought the site was broken. How come Jamie’s & Rocky’s original content isn’t deemed worthy enough to get stuck on top? Wake me up when yall fix this shyt…I’m out….lol

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:53 PM on August 21, 2017 Permalink  

    The Plot Thickens… 

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 8:54 PM on August 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wonder if the league has the power to demand phone records? Paper trail is a mutha….

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 7:34 AM on August 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Good luck getting past Apple there.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 8:24 AM on August 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Just saw this..could be problematic if we ever talked to PG directly…

          “The NBA has retained a prominent law firm, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz to aid in the Lakers investigation. The firm is obviously a private company and thus doesn’t have subpoena powers to compel the disclosure of records and other evidence. Still, NBA teams and their employees are contractually required to comply with Wachtell’s requests for statements and evidence.”
          -Michael McCann, Sports Illustrated Legal Corrospondent

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 9:05 AM on August 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            That’s much worse than the Joe Smith tampering case, if true. And they spanked good.

            • therealhtj

              therealhtj 9:54 AM on August 22, 2017 Permalink

              They conspired to get Joe extra money under the table to circumvent the salary cap. You think a phone call’s worse?

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 10:09 AM on August 22, 2017 Permalink

              Nah, if we’re talking reality over perception. That ain’t the case.

              Colin Kaepernick kneeled during a National Anthem and can’t get a job over Arena League QBs.

              Meanwhile Greg Hardy, mercilessly beat his girlfriend almost to death before throwing her In a bed filled with automatic weapons…Love them Cowboys signed him despite all that.

              We live in a world where you’re guilty until you prove your innocence. Different worlds.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 10:16 AM on August 22, 2017 Permalink

              And if this means we are prohibited from signing Paul George, allow me, to say that’s great news.

              He’s not a difference-maker. I thought he and Blake Griffin could reach Super Star status based on skill alone. Neither of them have or will reach that. They’re satisfied with being very good.

              Lakers aren’t about very good. We’re about excellence. He don’t fit the mold.

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 10:23 AM on August 22, 2017 Permalink

              Yeah..Twolves initially lost 5 first rd picks in that fiasco but it was later reduced to 3 (?). I don’t think phone contact is as egregious but even if it’s only 1/3 as bad that’s still a 1st rd pick lost. Hopefully Earv is smart enough not to talk to him on his own phone but then again openly admitting to tampering on national tv is what opened this can of worms in the 1st place.

              Greg Hardy was still an impactful NFL player…nobody NEEDS Kap on their roster. That’s the difference.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 10:43 AM on August 22, 2017 Permalink

              Meh, to me, Hardy was productive based on scheme. Had Luke Kuechly and Josh Norman, got a lot of coverage sacks.

              In Dallas, he had moments, but when you make adjustments, he folds up. Not in the category of a Von Miller or Khalil Mack. Those guys make adjustments before they’re made against them. Harry’s not that smart.

              Yup, Earvin, made a mistake, hopefully it’s a teachable moment as an executive.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 10:48 AM on August 22, 2017 Permalink

              At some point, Flacco is gonna rupture a disk, and they’re gonna play Ryan Mallet. Lol.

              Ravens have a Playoff type Defense.

              Is what it is though, MS, you right. Can’t go against the logic.

      • mud

        mud 10:41 AM on August 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        wah, wah, wah. worra, worra, worra.

        what do you expect in a world of WWE sports?

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 5:54 PM on August 18, 2017 Permalink  

    Coach Fizz 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 5:51 PM on August 18, 2017 Permalink  

     
    • mud

      mud 7:22 PM on August 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      sure.
      but people can be a******s, if they choose.
      just because one is an a*****e doesn’t give one the right to harm others’ persons, things or otherwise.
      it’s not complicated.

    • For whom the bell trolls 7:43 PM on August 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ve never felt the need to celebrate my heritage, but if I did, I guess I would have to call it “My ancestors came from the other side of the Atlantic a long long time ago Day”

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 8:16 AM on August 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I can agree with much of this person’s comment except that slavery is our one unifying force. I think our unifying force is(or should be) reclaiming our true culture and history and reassuming our rightful place, as a people, on the world stage.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 3:55 PM on August 17, 2017 Permalink  

    I’ll share something that an oldhead passed on to me back when I was a young buck:

    “Nothing ever really changes in this society without one of these two colors…red or green”

    Meaning…either blood or money gotta be spilled. And I’ll be dammed if I haven’t seen it play out exactly like this time & time & time again. Ain’t saying it’s right..just what I’ve witnessed during my time on this planet and talking to folks who were born & raised in the Jim Crow South. Shyt gonna get worse before it gets better. All this other talk is just that……talk

     
    • mud

      mud 3:58 PM on August 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      better off just changing yourself…

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 5:23 AM on August 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thanks for sharing, dude. Appreciate that.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 1:09 PM on August 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Maybe not much really changed after all the ‘spilling’ if we find ourselves revisiting the same issues. IJS

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 7:58 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink  

    All this trade & free agency talk is just premature, dog days of summer, spinning your wheels chatter. Pretty sure Earv n Rob have all these various scenarios (and more) already laid out in front of them but there’s about 3 1/2 months of actual NBA regular season ball to be played before the trade deadline. Lotta stuff’s gonna happen during that time that’ll make for a clearer picture of the road going forward. We could play well enough to re-consider opening up 2 max slots. PG13 & Westbrook could get something cooking in OKC and decide to stay. Same with DMC in New Orleans. Lebron? I’ve given up trying to predict his next move.

    For now I’ll just sit back, watch some preseason NFL & college football, and wait for training camp & the exhibition games to start at the end of next month.

    One note; preseason has been reduced from 7 games to 5..guys gotta bring it immediately if they wanna make an impression.

     
    • mud

      mud 9:09 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      can’t argue with that.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 9:14 PM on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Let’s skip all that crap and go straight to the trade deadline. We already know the Warriors will repeat next June.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:16 PM on August 3, 2017 Permalink  

    Who else but the NFL has the stones to put a preseason game on Thurs night primetime network tv? Gotta love it…

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 10:52 AM on August 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      They know there r millions of NFL junkies out there that have been fiending. LOL

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