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  • mud

    mud 11:16 PM on February 14, 2017 Permalink  

    good game.

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 6:38 AM on February 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Agree. Without 7 mil a year Lou Williams, the 4th quarter’s a snoozer though. Please do NOT trade him!

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:40 AM on February 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I thought the game turned out perfectly.
        Team showed grit and ability to come back.
        We showcased Lou Williams for a trade.
        And we didn’t hurt our lottery chances.
        Need to lose to Suns tonight.
        #2 seed improves our odds by 10%.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 8:14 AM on February 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Assuming that Lou Williams will play at this level for another 4-5 seasons, please explain to us again why you are so desperate to trade our one reliable veteran for crapshoots who may or may not ever amount to anything in this league. In doing so, kindly don’t repeat your wild trade hypothetical that lands us Nerlens Noel and assures us our 2017 pick which you assume will land us Lonzo Ball.

          • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:30 AM on February 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I understand what you are saying. For me, it comes down to wanting to improve our odds of keeping our 2017 and 2019 picks, the chance that we could luck into Lonzo Ball, and the fact that Lou’s 1-on-1 isolation style doesn’t fit with the style Luke wants to play. Having said that, I do think Lou is a valuable baller and would not trade him if we were a contender. Just think we need more assets to be able to get back to the top.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 10:45 AM on February 15, 2017 Permalink

              My solution is simple. Bench him soon like they did the last two weeks of last season. That way we’ll keep Lou and keep our 2017 and 2019 picks.

  • mud

    mud 10:18 AM on January 27, 2017 Permalink  

    oh! the humanity!

    the numbers are piling up!

    suicide watch day 25…
    622 dead. 1926 injured.
    the Buss family goes on trial for manslaughter next month.

    10,254 lawsuits against the Lakers for responsibility regarding massive nervous breakdowns have been filed so far…

     
  • mud

    mud 11:35 AM on January 26, 2017 Permalink  

    suicide watch day 24…

    458 dead. 1582 injured.
    the Buss family goes on trial for manslaughter next month.

    9325 lawsuits against the Lakers for responsibility regarding massive nervous breakdowns have been filed so far…

     
  • mud

    mud 5:16 PM on January 23, 2017 Permalink  

    suicide watch day 21…

    362 dead. 1021 injured.
    the Buss family goes on trial for manslaughter next month.

    5125 lawsuits against the Lakers for responsibility regarding massive nervous breakdowns have been filed so far…

     
  • mud

    mud 9:55 PM on January 3, 2017 Permalink  

    didn’t blow the lead!

     
  • mud

    mud 10:18 PM on December 29, 2016 Permalink  

    suicide watch….

     
  • mud

    mud 10:53 AM on December 28, 2016 Permalink  

    all this sadness over last nights game is just DUMB. no it’s STOOPIT.

    the Jazz are a legitimate playoff contender and a dark horse for champion(the horse is really dark). the Jazz played two A-list stars(not super stars) in Gobert and Hayward. they have an aging b-list superstar in Joe Johnson and an a-list role man in Diaw. they have several perimeter first-class defenders. they are one of the top defensive teams in the league.

    the Lakers have only a-list role players in Williams, Deng and Young and well, Mozgov(he’d be a real contributor on a contender). everyone else is young and green.

    still, the Lakers gave the Jazz all they could handle last night, and it’s easy to say that if a couple of guys just shot as well as they normally do, the Lakers would have dispatched the Jazz last night.

    the world is not ending. there IS a bright future. it’s not guaranteed, but it’s not just imaginary either.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:12 AM on December 28, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Well said, Mud. While the outcome was disappointing, it was understandable. Gordon Hayward was really the difference maker and the Jazz are where the Lakers could be in a couple of years. There were positive signs even in this disappointed loss. Deng has been playing great and this was one of his best games. The fact that we hung with the Jazz with Russell and Young shooting blanks says a lot for this team. This is just another step in a long journey back to relevance.

      • mud

        mud 11:18 AM on December 28, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        yeah, that journey could be MUCH faster if the Lakers didn’t have to deal with a salary cap like back in the old days of Dr. Buss.

    • AK27

      AK27 9:16 PM on December 28, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      A soul-crushing defeat, I tell ya..

  • mud

    mud 2:15 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink  

    once more Golden State falls short….

    will they rebound or regress?

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 2:39 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I dunno, but they gonna be playin Volleyball with Cavs for the next 3 years or so.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 2:52 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Dubs beat themselves with all those careless TOs they committed, especially Draymond. SMH

      I’m sure Coach Kerr is gonna give ’em an earful about it.

      • tate793

        tate793 5:21 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Who woulda thunk you could shoot 38% from the field, and beat the GSWs who shot 48%?

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 6:19 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Exactly, tate … all those careless TOs led to too many unearned possessions for the Cavs that allowed them to mount that late comeback IMO.

        • mud

          mud 10:18 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          analytics.

  • mud

    mud 4:41 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink  

    the real problem with these Lakers is their softness. the Lakers should be delivering punishment, with elbows knees and even fists if needed, technicals be damned. it’s not about hurting the other teams, but teams know that the Lakers will flinch if the game gets rough. the Lakers need to be dishing instead of taking and they may need to do it for months. other teams shouldn’t feel this comfortable. no layups, even if it means ejection. period. i mean, if you’re going to be called for fouls, they might as well count.

     
    • mud

      mud 4:45 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Kobe, Fish, Shaq, Horry Fox, Riley, Scott, etc all gave more than they took.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 4:46 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        True.

        • mud

          mud 4:47 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          who’s the enforcer on this team?
          that’s what they are missing, someone to rattle teeth.
          that’s why they are losing.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 4:49 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Metta don’t play no more.

            • mud

              mud 9:07 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink

              Metta can’t. the league wouldn’t stand for the slightest incident.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:30 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Seems like they need some mental toughness more than the physical variety..

      • mud

        mud 9:08 PM on December 23, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        no, they need physical toughness as much as mental toughness. of course, physical toughness comes from mental toughness.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 12:54 AM on December 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Toughness was a quality we saw earlier in the season. This early schedule is particularly brutal and the lads feel under prepared in the conditioning sense. Mentally and physically. They are only lads, but the growth factor from this year to last feels a bit lacking. One should bear in mind that it is also Luke and this staff’s first year together so weathering a storm is, in a way, new to everyone.

  • mud

    mud 9:41 PM on December 12, 2016 Permalink  

    the only thing exceeding the youngsters incompetence today is the incompetence of the game’s officials.

     
  • mud

    mud 10:05 PM on November 18, 2016 Permalink  

    the Lakers made a lot of mistakes and they still were in the game until the end. i’m satisfied. what we had been seeing of the tenacity of this team is real. everyone knows that the Spurs will make you pay for every mistake. still, if the Lakers executed just a little better, they would have won. the main advantage that the Spurs have, and the thing that keeps this Lakers team from being on the Spurs’ level, is consistency. the Spurs are consistently aggressive.

    the Lakers will be one of the better teams sooner than later if this game is the measuring stick. i think it will “spur” them on deeper into good team ball.

     
  • mud

    mud 9:38 PM on November 12, 2016 Permalink  

    http://www.spectrumsportsnet.com/lakers/videos/20161112/lakers-vs-pelicans-clarkson-post

    http://www.spectrumsportsnet.com/lakers/videos/20161112/lakers-vs-pelicans-luke-walton-post

     
  • mud

    mud 9:49 PM on November 8, 2016 Permalink  

    they got smoked…

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 9:51 PM on November 8, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The Mavs served up a heaping helping of humble pie. Might be good for the youngsters in the long run … now they have to prove they can bounce back.

      Gonna have to prove they can get stops and buckets when they need ’em most tho cuz they sure couldn’t tonight.

    • Magic Phil

      Magic Phil 9:55 PM on November 8, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I miss Larry…Badly

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 9:58 PM on November 8, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Oh, and BTW, I remember some here who swore Harrison Barnes couldn’t be an effective player without riding on the coattails of Steph, Klay, and Dray. Guess he proved them all wrong … he’s averaging around 20 a game so far.

      • mud

        mud 10:00 PM on November 8, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        yeah, he was the smoker…

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 10:11 PM on November 8, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          And Steph’s baby brother did a good amount of damage, too.

          • mud

            mud 10:40 PM on November 8, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            yes, so did that durned Barea.
            i think it was Barnes that really made it hurt. that and the kids dumb mistakes…

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 10:41 PM on November 8, 2016 Permalink

              True, JJ hit quite a number of timely shots last night. Still a crafty old vet.

      • AK27

        AK27 10:16 PM on November 8, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        What is this, a prediction contest ? You gonna reveal other people’s record but say nuthin’ abt yer own ?? :D

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 10:43 PM on November 8, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Who, moi?

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 11:01 PM on November 8, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I’ll admit, I definitely agreed with others here that he wasn’t a max player, but I never believed he couldn’t be a very good player without Steph and the gang.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:25 PM on November 8, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Bad loss against a bad team.
      I guess Luke doesn’t want to double A guy who is dominating his entire squad.
      At least Russel got his shot back before that stupid foul was called on him for nothing.

  • mud

    mud 10:06 PM on November 6, 2016 Permalink  

    Randle 1 on 1 with Chandler…

     
  • mud

    mud 9:17 PM on November 6, 2016 Permalink  

    above .500 with a winning streak.

    cool!

     
    • tate793

      tate793 11:19 PM on November 6, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I like how we handled adversity. LNJr’s concussion, Randle, Russell’s shooting woes throughout most of the game, missed free throws, lead trimmed down to the nubs. We held our mud and pulled out the win. Many teams would have wilted, but the guys fought it out. I think DLo learned a little more about one’s self confidence.

      • mud

        mud 11:22 PM on November 6, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        i can’t argue with any of that. when they continue to do the right thing, even after mistakes, it’s easy to be optimistic.

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 7:52 AM on November 7, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Randle had shooting trouble? Maybe you meant Deng’s continued ‘meh’ contributions? I thought Julius was phenomenal last night from start to finish.

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