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  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:07 AM on April 20, 2019 Permalink  

    Welp… 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 11:19 AM on April 13, 2019 Permalink  

    Just a few thoughts & personal opinions…. 

    This has been an extremely disappointing week to be a Laker fan but based on what we’ve witnessed the last coupla years it really shouldn’t have been totally unexpected…we’ve been heading towards a trainwreck for some time now. But the way Magic chose to exit was extremely damaging because it caught the entire organization flat-footed & ill-prepared. made everybody look like total buffoons, and put a narrow time-frame on building a new front office with the draft & free agency just around the corner. Poorly done

    Luke was on thin ice the second Magic got hired and it got even thinner once Lebron came on board and the philosophy changed from “patience with the youngins” to “we’ll be contending for a title within 2 seasons”. Luke was hired to grow with that group of youngsters (which he’ll get another opportunity to do in SacTown), not to coach a team with established super-duper stars and immediate title aspirations. Luke is a nice guy who the media likes and he handled a difficult situation with class and professionalism..which are the main reasons why so many are in his corner. He’s a decent coach but not enough of a difference maker to overcome the writing that’s been on the wall for 2 years. Luke had to go and Magic’s departure made even more of a sure thing because if you’re trying to lure a top level executive then he’s gonna want to pick his own coach…otherwise you end up with Luke being in the same conundrum he was when Magic came on. It’s actually the most logical thing Jeanie’s done in quite awhile.

    Jeanie continues to look like she’s in over her head and that’s gonna make it hard to recruit a top exec from an already successful situation. I’m just not sure who’s gonna want to work for her..no matter how much money she tries to throw at them. I’ve seen the name Jerry West being thrown around but he seems very happy across the hall. He did a long interview with Stephen A a few weeks ago and it was probably the most positive & optimistic I’ve ever heard him..he absolutely loves the culture being built over there. Pelinka could very well end up being the man just by default…somebody’s gotta come in and unlock the office door every morning. Either him or Kurt Rambis….lol

    So where does this all leave us? Hellifino. But the show will go on, somebody will be running the FO, somebody will be hired to coach, the draft will happen, free agents will be signed, and games will begin in the fall. I’m looking forward to watching the playoffs in the meantime. More importantly…Game Of Thrones is back tomorrow! Valar Morghulis. Bronn is my mufukka…

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:11 PM on April 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      An intelligent and insightful analysis of the Lakers train wreck as usual, Mongo. Thanks for taking the time and effort to post. I’m still hopeful that Jeanie will get so much bad publicity for leaving Rob Pelinka in charge that she will ultimately hire a new president of basketball operations and give them the power to hire her own general mangers and head coach. Lots of Lakers fans are going to be looking for second teams to root for in these playoffs. I think I’m going to cheer for the Bucks and Nets to surprise and the Bucks to win it all.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 3:13 PM on April 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hard not to root for Giannis.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 3:33 PM on April 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I have zero confidence in Jeanie suddenly doing the right thing. When you see a guy taking the Pelicans job over ours it tells you alot about how we’re being perceived across the league. We could wait around for Meyers or Ujiri in June and still come up empty and left scrambling right before the draft & free agency. I’m getting the feeling we end up with Rob or maybe an up & coming young guy.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 7:56 PM on April 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great take on a dark situation, Mongo. I got no positives to add right now but I’m hopeful some form of intelligence begins to reveal itself. If Rob is alreay the one at least announcing coaching changes and not Jeannie or the media people that speaks volumes to me. Indicates Pelinka ain’t going anywhere and will at the very least stay GM. Rambis is a name I both fear and cringe at. It’s getting real hard to understand the Laker aversion to professionals who have done the job, and done it well, for years. Getting really silly and inbred up in the front office and that doesn’t bode well for the future.

    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 3:16 PM on April 14, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Bronn? Yeah, that tracks.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 12:22 PM on April 3, 2019 Permalink  

    This is kinda scary and depressing… 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:12 AM on April 3, 2019 Permalink  

    Zubac with the jabs! 

    “A bunch of fans have come up to me and they say, ‘Why did we trade you? The Lakers front office did the biggest mistake,’” Zubac said Tuesday before the Clippers practiced at their training facility in Playa Vista. “Everyone’s like, ‘We miss you.’ And I always say, ‘I’m on a better team now. You don’t have to be sad for me.’ And I always make sure to tell them, ‘Check our game out if you want to see good basketball.’

    “I always make sure to tell them, ‘If you want to watch playoff basketball, we’re at Staples,’ ” he added.

    “I was taught to hate Clippers, you know, since I was with the Lakers,” he said. “So I never liked Clippers before. But since coming over here, it’s been amazing. The team, the franchise, the organization is like a family, a big family, everyone’s so close and it’s been awesome.”

    “In my two and a half years with the Lakers, I didn’t win much games,” Zubac said. “So winning all these games, it feels great. It got me looking differently at basketball. I don’t care about personal stats or whatever. Winning is the most important thing.”

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 9:02 AM on March 19, 2019 Permalink  

    Out 

    Just get it over with and shut him down…

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:29 AM on March 19, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yup. Get that thing as close to 100% and let’s just close shop on the most lost of recently already lost seasons. This one really stunk the place up..

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 10:08 AM on March 19, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      At least the Roadies. I can understand a fiduciary responsibility for him to play at home. Makes no sense to play road games.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:09 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink  

    Sooo…let me get this straight 

    We got rid of Zubac and this Muscala mofo can’t even get into the game?

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 2:27 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink  

    …and Spida… 

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 2:29 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      A man right here.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 2:32 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Especially after Gobert just said he’s never heard a single racist remark in that arena..

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 2:33 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yeah, that’s not true.

        Coming from France, he knows a thing or two about racism.

        My bro refs soccer matches and hears it a lot.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 4:02 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Jazz might need to have his hearing checked then…lol

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 2:22 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink  

    ..and there you have it… 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 3:11 AM on March 12, 2019 Permalink  

    Don’t Start None….Won’t Be None 

     
    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 6:07 AM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Guy is a total trumpster (imagine that) a good christian. smh

      Why is the “boy” part left out in every headline?

      Dude is a pos, check out his tweets.

      NBA better rewrite their security strategy or next time a player is going to make the Artest situation look like nothing and justifiably so. How in the F can inept security hear this going on and do nothing? How in the F does ANY player want to play in Utah when we’ve been hearing about this kind of vulger abuse for decades?

      • mclyne32 (Director) 10:47 AM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Not all Christians are real. Many are false. Just like our so called “leaders.”
        We don’t need the hate speech in here.
        This is not the place for it.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 2:20 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          They’re Mormons. Big difference.

          Mormons believe in Polygamy.

          Mormons don’t believe in Evolution of Dinosaurs.

          • mclyne32 (Director) 2:23 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Oh, I know the differences.
            I was just responding to this: “Guy is a total trumpster(imagine that) a good christian. smh”

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 2:27 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink

              That’s wasn’t directed at you, my friend. I know you know the difference.

            • mclyne32 (Director) 2:27 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink

              word

        • NBA4ever

          NBA4ever 4:51 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Matt, I’ll start by saying I have nothing but respect for you and I’m positive you are a great human that does good work to make the world a better place. I’m sure that you’re not insecure with any of that , and intelligent enough to know that it’s offensive to label what I said as hate speech. I’ve been fortunate to say I never hated anyone in my life up until two years ago, I certainly don’t hate my nearly 80 old mother or other friends and family that are good devout Christians. You know what they are not? They are not trump supporters, they are former republicans, and they are sickened by them hijacking the good word to further their agenda at the expense of the people that need that hope the most.

          I pointed out that he’s a “good Christian” because that is simply how he described himself on his twitter account. We should all get a laugh out of that, though you should be angry about it. Attack him- not the messenger, go after the evangelicals that still support trump AND the republican party. Orange County woke up and flipped and from living there for a decade and still having family there I know it’s a more enlightened core of people, I hope you were a part of that.

          I embrace anyone no matter their faith as long as that doesn’t infringe on others. I respect and appreciate those who use their faith to better the world and for whatever reasons they need it. I would never make disparaging comments like “They’re Mormons” as if them not believing in the evolution of dinosaurs is any different or deserves to be judged like any other religion or believe I disagree with. I’ll say this for the Mormons they do wonders for their people in Utah and they are the ONLY Christians or religious group that came out against the trumpster and voted that way. So Matt don’t take me pointing the hypocrisy directed towards you as I know you are a good Christian just as my Mom and many of my family and friends are. (unless you like trump lol)

    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 6:36 AM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      They all played for Sterling without reservation, so as long as the checks clear . . .

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:54 AM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You’re as divine as your behavior and attitude. Everything else is just spin and posturing. Just go ask a Catholic priest.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 11:17 AM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Oh man, we could have a LONG discussion on the Catholic Church and the MANY false Christian Churches.

        • Magicman (Editor)

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

          Mormons not Christians, big difference.

          Matt, Utah fans are the worst in all sports. Disgusting

          • mclyne32 (Director) 2:26 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I didn’t even watch the video- was just responding to NBA’a quote.
            Yeah, Mormonism is a cult.
            The worst thing a person can do is add to or take away from the BIBLE, form a new religion, and lead thousands astray with their science fiction garbage.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 2:27 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink

              Good word ,dude. Cult is right.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 2:21 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Again, Mormonism and Christianity are different.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 2:24 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Haven’t seen anythiing about the guy’s religious affiliation…

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 2:28 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It’s irrelevant anyway, MS, like you said, you have first hand experience of fans taking it to a place no fan should tread.

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 4:58 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I went onto his Twitter account before he deleted it. It’s how he described himself not “mormon”. It’s not relevant at that moment for sure but it’s relevant in the big picture of the direction of our nation if you would of read all his hateful tweets. But he’s a “good Christian who puts God and family first”. White Nationalism in disguise.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 5:36 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Deleting the way back machine will get noticed. Lol.

          Nah, it’s really not.

          Omar uses her religion to support anti-semitism.

          Tlalib follows an IG account that refers to Jews as vermin, vampires and other despicable tropes.

          The religious zealotry is across political lines of all kinds.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 5:43 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            It’s sick…all of this.

            Asking people to be decent is a tall order in 2019.

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 5:07 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The tweet that bothered me the most he doesn’t even mention…

      “Westbrook is a thug and needs to go back to where he’s from” MAGA

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 5:47 PM on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        That same energy you put out to the world, is the same that comes back on ya. Got what he deserved!

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 10:29 PM on March 2, 2019 Permalink  

    simply put… 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 5:59 PM on March 2, 2019 Permalink  

    No room for error… 

    We aren’t a terrible team but we’re far from being a very good team as well. There’s just so little margin for error; we gotta play damm near perfect to beat good teams and still need a bit of luck. We probably lose that NO game if AD plays at all in the 4th and we hung with the Bucks last night with Giannis nursing a knee injury.

    Why is it like this? There’s no simple answer because there are numerous reasons. Everybody has their favorite scapegoat. For some it’s the way Earv & Rob constructed the team and the whole AD fiasco. For others it’s Luke and his weird substitution patterns and lack of coherent offensive & defensive schemes. It’s the kids. It’s the vets. It’s the injuries…the list is long. And everybody is correct. Every night 1 or 2 or 5 of these things rise up and make it hard for us to win games.

    “How you ain’t never gonna be slow? You can’t plan for no shyte like this”
    -Avon Barksdale…

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:15 PM on March 1, 2019 Permalink  

    Rondo certainly has no lack of confidence…lol

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 11:27 AM on March 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That was interesting.

      Bud left Rondo open purposefully.

      Luke made no effort to make the slightest adjustments for counters.

      This is the main issue, Luke lacks creativity as a Head Coach. I’m not sure if it’s a feel issue, or if he is genuinely being outsmarted by other coaches or it’s he just doesn’t have the creative mind to understand how to adjust.

      He’s a bad offensive coach.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 7:09 PM on March 1, 2019 Permalink  

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 7:40 PM on March 1, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Trae can bucket, Impressive to be among that group. I wouldn’t go saying he has the game Luka has, no way not right now. He good though. See what they build around him.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:48 PM on March 1, 2019 Permalink  

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:46 PM on March 1, 2019 Permalink  

     
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