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  • mud

    mud 5:00 PM on August 16, 2017 Permalink |  

    http://www.nba.com/lakers/releases/170916-tommy-hawkins-passing?ls=recent_news

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 5:26 PM on August 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Got his auto the time I saw West, Imhoff and Baylor in St. Louis. : (

  • mud

    mud 9:42 PM on July 31, 2017 Permalink  

    http://www.nba.com/lakers/photogallery/170731-lakers-new-facility

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:51 PM on July 31, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Looks cool!

      • mud

        mud 1:49 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        yeah, it’s a much bigger story for the summer than 2 max free agents or shooting percentages last year or Lavar’s mouth, but it’s not like anyone wants to just enjoy the good things…

    • tate793

      tate793 3:31 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Establishes a new standard of excellence in infrastructures. The multipurpose office settings, replete with ergonomically designed chairs, the impressive playing court, and the smiles.

  • mud

    mud 8:53 PM on July 17, 2017 Permalink  

    culture of winning…

     
    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 8:55 PM on July 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Loved Magic’s speech!

      • keen observer

        keen observer 7:14 AM on July 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Did you notice that he didn’t mention Clarkson? That whenever he mentions Randle he does it with a little extra emphasis?

        • mud

          mud 9:57 AM on July 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          actually, i did.
          if i think about it a bit, it seems that Clarkson is the most expendable Laker right now, too.

  • mud

    mud 7:03 PM on July 17, 2017 Permalink  

    MVP-
    auspicious start..

     
  • mud

    mud 2:52 PM on July 16, 2017 Permalink  

    let’s wait at least until training camp before bringing out the torches and pitch forks…

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:47 PM on July 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nobody here is making any decisions. We’re just noting promising and worrying play. Now that we are committed to building around Lonzo Ball, however, it just makes sense to surround him with players who fit well and complement him. We need a center who can finish above the rim on offense and defense and is mobile enough to switch on guards and defend the pick-and-roll. Right now, that is not looking like Zubac, whether you consider his play this or last year.

      My primary concern is the poor defense and soft finishing at the rim by Zubac but I think it is a valid question to raise as to what the Lakers want and need in terms of their center of the future, assuming it isn’t going to be Brook Lopez. Or DeMarcus Cousins. The question is what is the profile of the perfect center to play with Lonzo Ball? Offensively, you could argue for Brook Lopez, a player who can both post up and spread the floor with his 3-point shooting.

      Defensively, however, we need more of a Willie Cauley-Stein or Nerlens Noel type, a jumping jack with great hops and athleticism who can protect the rim, switch on guards, and defend the pick-and-roll. In some ways, Thomas Bryant might have a better chance of becoming that player than Ivica Zubac. Could Zubac start to play like he did at times last year and chance the dialogue? Possibly, but the issue is more than just his performance. It’s about his fit.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 4:04 PM on July 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’m sure Magic will tell him, hit the gym HARD or you’ll hit the highway HARD!

  • mud

    mud 8:50 PM on July 7, 2017 Permalink  

    Zubac better watch out. Bryant is coming for his minutes…

     
    • CSTracy10

      CSTracy10 9:12 PM on July 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He reminds me of Zubac last y ear. Zubac appeared to have zero energy today. Hopefully that changes.

      • mud

        mud 11:13 AM on July 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        well, Zubac never had that kind of hustle in him.
        Bryant might be a keeper…

        • tate793

          tate793 5:54 PM on July 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Bryant represented himself very well. 3 pt range, rim protection and motor.

  • mud

    mud 7:11 PM on May 23, 2017 Permalink  

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:34 PM on May 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Honestly, I could do without the Epic Kobe Voice but he’s excellent at breaking down game film. Which is likely why he was frustrated with those who could not.

      Dude could probably start a basketball university, hope his kids league takes off. Might be the best thing he does for the game.

      • mud

        mud 8:58 AM on May 24, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        it’s just fun. it also points out what’s really great about Golden State, which some members of this blog might enjoy.

        yes, Kobe does a nice job breaking down film.

        yes, his league , if successful, probably is one of the best things that Kobe can do for the game. it’s always great when young players learn the basics right from the start.

  • mud

    mud 10:01 PM on May 8, 2017 Permalink  

    if we must post SSR blog news, i propose we post some of the fun ones, like this:
    http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2017/5/8/15581914/kobe-bryant-crashed-shaquille-oneals-nba-2k18-cover-release-lakers-heat-ron-burgundy

     
  • 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..

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