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  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 7:54 AM on May 6, 2018 Permalink  

    Lol 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:46 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink  

    Once Again…. 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 7:32 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink  

    Worst thing to happen to Kevin Love’s game was somebody convincing him to become a “stretch 4”.

    lol

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 8:29 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As they say in my neck o the woods, “Tall Clover.” Whatever you’d like Mr. James.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 8:35 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Simply put …the Raps have NO answer, whatsoever, for Bron. End of story.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 8:40 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Pretty much. Cavs may get to the Finals again, but he is dragging these guys kickin & screamin! Love has showed up at least.

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 8:56 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yeah, and JR … but that won’t be enough against whoever comes outta the West. Toronto has zero interior defense against Bron … he attacked the rim at will.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 8:58 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Love was in the low post giving those dudes the business all night long. Let Korver & JR shoot the 3’s..

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 9:00 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yeah, he was banging in the paint this game … and seemed to be enjoying it, too.

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

          Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:36 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yup, with no perimeter ball handler as the second option they'[ve gone to Love in the post and it’s opened everything up. Reminds me of the Kobe and Pau years. Except Love hits the three, although Pau hit it pretty well this season.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:14 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink  

    Worst thing to happen to Ibaka’s game was somebody convincing him to become a “stretch 4”.

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 11:42 AM on May 5, 2018 Permalink  

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 12:27 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It will always be a matter of opinion.
      Kobe did accomplished many things on the court that MJ never did and LeQueen will never do.

    • mud

      mud 12:40 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      i do not get why stats guys need to be so asinine, but….

      if PER is the true measure of a players value on the court, then fine. there wouldn’t be anything to write about at all, if there was no measure like this, because the sportswriters have no imagination.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 1:47 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      But the playoff rings stat still reigns supreme. MJ and James were always the presumed ‘best’ player on their team, Kobe had to work for that title a lot harder. Jordan played in an era where better defense was allowed, have to factor that kind of thing in. Kobe did it in the west when the west by FAR the better conference, a little more even these days except the Warriors.

    • tate793

      tate793 3:35 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      To me, Kobe was much more than a great basketball player. His personna totally eclipses that of MJ and LeBron. He’s a real “people” person. He has an unprecedented international vibe. Both MJ and LeBron lack thd charisma pissessed by Kobe. There is no MJ or LeBron “mentallity”. “His Airness”, nor “King” evoke the same reaction as “Mamba” or “Vino”.

      Kobe will never be passe. Except to a MJ or LeBron worshipper.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 4:03 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It’s not even debatable for me … it’s MJ hands down.

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 2:45 PM on May 7, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’m with you Gdub, MJ with no debate unless the debate includes Magic or Kareem. As much as I love Kobe it’s definitely up for debate between him and LeBron, to say otherwise is pure Laker fandom bias.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 5:48 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thank God Kobe doesn’t give a sh!t. Nor do I.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 5:07 PM on May 3, 2018 Permalink  

    Dude just changed the name of the city to Lebronto….that’s cold-blooded.

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 7:40 PM on May 2, 2018 Permalink  

    Welp… 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 7:56 PM on May 1, 2018 Permalink  

    Raps Gonna Rap 

    #lemonbooty

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:16 PM on May 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Still the same choking Raptors.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:01 PM on May 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      They are really locked into that team, only way to make a change is to make a trade. Locked into $127 million in deals with VanVleet and Noqueria coming off their vet min and rookie deals, respectively. They have bigger expectations than a 2nd round flameout. They’d be stooooked if LBJ came west, I can guarantee you that.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 9:48 PM on May 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It’s just one game, but u definitely don’t wanna give up the series opener on ur home floor … especially to Bron.

    • Worthy42

      Worthy42 4:10 AM on May 2, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lebron winning IN SPITE OF Clarkson and Nance. I liked these guys (Nance more than Clarkson) when they were on our team, but think it was a bit of collective homerism as to how good they really are. Hoping we are not seeing the rest of our young crew through the same rose-colored glasses.

      • therealhtj

        therealhtj 7:04 AM on May 2, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Homerism here? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Not a chance.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 7:35 AM on May 2, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        What will be telling is the kind of offer sheet that Randle signs.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 10:55 AM on May 2, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        LNJ and JC were really just role players and they still r. Can’t say I was really expecting much more from them. They’re still young, inexperienced players who may never develop to be very good … then again, u never know.

        The rest of the current ‘young core’ appear to be improving, they just need to stay healthy in order to make a fair assesment of their progress or lack thereof. I know one thing, I’ve be seeing various comments suggesting they package Josh Hart in possible trade scenarios. I think that’d be a big mistake. Josh could well end up being the steal of that draft.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:00 AM on May 2, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I agree, GDUB. There is definitely a huge difference in the potential of players like Kuzma and Hart vs. Clarkson and Nance, Jr. I share the same faith that Hart is going to be a great Lakers player. May never start but is going to have a key role in my opinion. Kid plays hard and smart at both ends of the court. I love how he attacks the basket off the dribble. Can’t remember him ever getting his layup blocked.

          • GDUBinDC

            GDUBinDC 12:21 PM on May 2, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yup, had he not been hurt/injured for a good portion of the season, he may well have been regarded as the best of the Ls rookie class., He just knows how to play the game at both ends. Now that certainly doesn’t mean he doesn’t need to improve, but he seems to have found his stride near the close of the season and I expect him to improve even more next season.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 10:57 AM on April 29, 2018 Permalink  

    THOSE Guys…revisited 

    In the last few days we’ve seen some crucial referee decisions have a huge impact on elimination games in the playoffs.

    1st was the non-call on the Lebron goaltending at the end of Game 5. A replay review woulda counted the bucket and put the Pacers up 2 with 3 seconds left. But since the whistle wasn’t blown you can’t go to the replay. They simply weren’t gonna make that call against THAT dude in that situation..not making his signature defensive move that produced one of the most famous blocks in NBA Finals history. Jeff Green makes the exact same play? You get the whistle, the review, the bucket, and the lead. THAT dude…

    2nd was the non-call on Gobert banging into PG13 on the game-tying 3pt attempt at the end of the game that sent OKC packing. There’s some debate on whether it was a foul or not but we know we’ve seen a whistle blown on that a hundred times. If that’s Russ taking that shot…3 free throws. Same with Steph, Lebron, Harden, KD. But Paul George? Sorry fella…you just ain’t THAT dude. Not too mention he got fouled a coupla minutes earlier while shooting a 3 but it got ruled that he wasn’t; ball outta bounds instead of free throws.

    So many benefits of having THAT dude on your squad….

     
    • mud

      mud 12:02 PM on April 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      yes, you are correct.

      since the league is a cheat, you can expect favoritism.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 1:22 PM on April 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Bingo!

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 2:06 PM on April 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Careful there, mud … lest u be accused of being a tin foil hat-wearing conspiracy theorist. : )

        • mud

          mud 2:23 PM on April 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          lol…

          whatever.

          if it looks like a duck, has feathers like a duck, walks like a duck, smells like a duck, flies and floats like a duck, quacks like a duck….it’s a duck.

        • NBA4ever

          NBA4ever 5:18 PM on April 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Big difference thinking “that guy” gets the calls and thinking Steph Curry was paid off to throw the finals smh lol

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:37 PM on April 28, 2018 Permalink  

    Pels realizing this ain’t the Blazers….

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 7:55 PM on April 28, 2018 Permalink  

    If I’m the Pels I feel disrespected because:

    1. They’re starting this small lineup against us

    and

    2. They’ve got N.Young on the court in any capacity

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 11:07 AM on April 28, 2018 Permalink  

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:33 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink  

    Man…this OKC/Utah game is u-g-l-y and they ain’t got no alibi.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:34 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That sure looked like PG was fouled. Tough no call.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 11:02 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I thought so at first too Tom. But after looking at the replay several times it appeared he may have jumped sideways into the guy. If you forward into someone you may get the call but sideways while initiating Contact The ref isn’t going to bale you out with the game on the line.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 4:57 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink  

    Zero energy in that building with the Bullets playing in an elimination game.

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 5:36 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      They haven’t been able to provide them with a whole lotta inspiration to root and cheer thus far in this series.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 7:05 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Welp…now they got about 5 months with nothing to root & cheer for…lol

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:28 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          John Wall could very well be on the trading block. As could Damian Lillard. Wizards now in same situation as Trailblazers. Both had elite guard duos but still couldn’t get out of the first round. Problems fitting the right players around them? Or the right coach and system? Could be both.

          • GDUBinDC

            GDUBinDC 7:38 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Possibly on Wall, not sure about Dame.

            The Zards just were never able to land that 3rd ‘guy’ to complement their guard tandem. I also think it’s time to move on from Gortat, they could use some new energy at that position.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:39 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink

              Otto Porter, Jr?

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 7:45 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink

              Otto’s ok, and as much as I like him I don’t feel he was the best answer as ‘that guy’. Of course, the market being what it was last offseason, forced them to overpay him and it may have that franchise somewhat handcuffed and forced to either trade one of their star guards or try to tweak the roster enough to try and get outta the east. Don’t really see that happenin’ tho, especially if Bron stays put.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:46 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink

              They’re stuck in the middle, GDUB. Toughest place to get out of in the NBA.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 7:49 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink

              Yup, and doesn’t put u in a good draft position either.

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 7:50 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink

              This is exactly where I dread us landing if PG ends up being the best player we get aftet all this tanking.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:54 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink

              Could be, Mongo. Definitely puts the pressure on Ball, Ingram, and Kuzma to be able to reach their ceilings. And we’ve actually accumulated a pretty good treasure chest of tradable assets so that may ultimately how we get THAT guy we need but my bet is on Lonzo, Ingram, and Kuzma. None may be that guy but all three might be All-Stars.

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 7:58 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink

              All these middle seed playoff teams have 2 & 3 all stars.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:02 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink

              But none of them really fit together well enough to generate the synergy they need to elevate their game to the next level. Utah and Indiana are showing what a difference one player like Mitchell or Oladipo can do. They’re playing better than the sum of their parts. I think with Lonzo that could be the difference that will transform the Lakers and Kuzma maybe THAT guy.

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 8:34 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink

              That’s the hope.
              Probably the same hope the Bullets had a few years ago too…

          • GDUBinDC

            GDUBinDC 7:54 PM on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            BTW, LT … u could be right about a coaching change(I’m sure 63Footer would agree on that one).

            I think they should try and find some 3pt shooters, too … that’s an area where I think they could stand some improvement.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:44 PM on April 25, 2018 Permalink  

    Lebron

     
    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 6:51 PM on April 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He loves hisself a no-pressure chance to come out a hero.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:14 PM on April 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yep, that game-saving Block was zero pressure, lol!

        • therealhtj

          therealhtj 10:57 PM on April 25, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          LOL’ing at yourself doesn’t make it funny. He’s still not coming.

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