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  • 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.

  • mud

    mud 11:19 AM on November 3, 2016 Permalink  

    Lakers fans can learn a lot from Cubs fans. they stayed loyal to their team through 108 years of futility. God forbid that it takes 108 years for the next Lakers championship, though…

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:56 AM on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I wouldn’t count on it, mud. It appears most of the Lakers fans on this blog are waiting for another poor performance so they can pile on. Nobody is interested in celebrating a great performance or win. Those are just false dawns to them. They’re waiting for the next loss.

      • John M.

        John M. 12:10 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        If some fans can’t recognize the team is improving, and the worst stretch in history is over, they should find another object for their affections. As mud stated, being a fan has its ups and downs. I think this team has an excellent chance of being great, and sooner than most of us thought.

        • AK27

          AK27 12:50 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I have never quite understood how the attitude of such individuals interferes with those who are optimistic…

          • keen observer

            keen observer 1:10 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            It’s simple to understand. Stupidity and greed is annoying.

            The collision of the 2011 CBA, the highest payroll in the league, an aging team who just went through a championship run and the CP3 nixing should have woken everyone up. Sure, there have been missteps, but the first one was a gamble that nearly everyone agreed with (Dwight, Nash) and thus far the draft picks that were traded away have reaped nothing. I do think that the front office should have re-signed Kent Bazemore and Ed Davis and should never have pursued Melo and Aldridge, but on the flip side we wound up with our young core and notice to future free agents that the Lakers cherish their stars. Life is a balancing act and because it wasn’t our time and it was likely that we would go through our worst stretch in history, there’s a nice framework in place, so let’s enjoy it. The chips will come soon enough!

            • AK27

              AK27 2:19 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink

              It’s not annoying to me ‘cuz the attitude of other fans just doesn’t diminish the way I enjoy the team..these things usually devolve into silly arguments with the optimistic ones calling out the ‘Debbie Downers’ and the latter calling the former “delusional” or “unable to face the truth”, each convinced that their version absolutely is the truth…

              As for your recounting of facts, the Nth iteration doesn’t make the inference any stronger…to be clear, I am not too hard on the FO cuz there is much I remain unaware of but I am not gonna tell folks to find other teams to root for or have weekly conniptions about “impatient/ungrateful fans” either…it’s not as if they are just being irrational…like you noted, there have been definite missteps; the consecutive, poor coaching hires, firing of key personnel for no apparent reason, the timing ( not the amount ) of Kobe extension were among the moves I wasn’t a fan of…I have always liked Nash but wasn’t as thrilled as others with the signing cuz the team after major changes ( and Dwight on the mend ) was unlikely to win right away and I wasn’t sure if he had enough good years left for the signing to realize it’s potential…his aging body was a concern and he certainly wasn’t gonna help with our defensive woes (apparent in the sweep against the Mavs)…I am not sure why you consider the fate of the traded picks as evidence that there was no lost value…why would their choices define a ceiling for what our FO could have done with the picks ?

              Comments like ” it wasn’t our time and it was likely that we would go through our worst stretch in history” represent general truths but don’t really offer much ( besides a way to reconcile oneself with what has already happened ) in specific situations when you’re trying to support claims as strong as “this is just how it was gonna be no matter what the FO did, you simply can’t see it”…

              , there’s a nice framework in place, so let’s enjoy it. The chips will come soon enough!

              I pretty much agree with this even though I am a lil more cautious in my optimism..

            • keen observer

              keen observer 4:38 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink

              Amit: Comments like ” it wasn’t our time and it was likely that we would go through our worst stretch in history” represent general truths but don’t really offer much.

              If you are capable of understanding history and cycles and where we were at then, you shouldn’t need to be “offered much.”

              I have gone over the past 5 seasons in repetitive minutiae, but I can’t help it if certain people refuse to accept hard facts. Leveling empty criticisms on the front office (Jim Buss, in particular) without even considering the major issues is just flat out ignorant and the result IS impatient, ungrateful, uneducated, stubborn “whyning” fans who make the rest of us look like idiots. Give me the appreciative, educated, grateful Cubs fan any day.

            • AK27

              AK27 4:42 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink

              Lol…yeah…only a fool would think that “history and cycles” makes for adequate explanation for a claim like yours….are you dense enough to think that the “facts” you laid out are a revelation ? everybody knows ’em…it STILL doesn’t mean that things could only have turned out the way they did ‘cuz , well, “history and cycles” …..

            • keen observer

              keen observer 6:48 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink

              LOL. That’s great. Claims? Facts aren’t claims, you buffoon. It’s buffoons like you who choose to ignore them.

            • AK27

              AK27 12:49 AM on November 4, 2016 Permalink

              Oh brother…the fool still thinks his “facts” are being disputed….is reading -comprehension too much to ask ? I just said that they are common knowledge….your INFERENCE from the aforementioned facts is what’s being questioned…do you not know what that word means ?

              things could only have turned out the way they did, so don’t blame the FO

              This is the what you have shared time and again when lambasting fans for being critical of the FO…it simply is not a fact but a claim that would require laying out every conceivable alternative and showing how it couldn’t have been achieved regardless of any difference in the FO’s decisions… any ol’ dummy knows that ‘history and cycles” is generally applicable even to complex systems all and sundry…the hard part is in predicting the extent and timing of such movements…if that weren’t true, fools would become asset managers with “what goes up must come down” as the sum total of their knowledge…

              your obsession with the behavior of other fans used to be entertaining..now it’s just pathetic..how wretched does your life have to be if you are constantly troubled by something as insignificant as that ? Lol

            • mud

              mud 1:14 AM on November 4, 2016 Permalink

              i love how your main joy is arguing. i salute you for the level of competition that you bring. you don’t like others criticizing various guys, but you also rarely miss an opportunity to attack your pet peeves, yourself. i know that the biggest reason that you are on this forum is to offer opinions about the Lakers and share information, of course, so no problem there..

              please continue. i have popcorn. you can use me for fodder if need be. i’ve got to be a person that you can beat, so rest assured…

            • AK27

              AK27 2:08 AM on November 4, 2016 Permalink

              Well, I don’t shy away from arguments but the “main joy” would be learning a thing or two every now and then from folks here and injecting a bit of humor when I can ( the attempts do so fall flat more often than I would like ’em to :D )..there’s is something very satisfying about making ppl laugh..oh and the music shared here is usually top notch..

              you don’t like others criticizing various guys

              Not sure who you’re referring to here ( players/blog members/journalists ?)…I suppose if I have a pet peeve, it would be unwarranted , repetitive attacks or intolerance of others’ opinions…I do tend to respond to that … as for this particular instance, do you see my original response as an attack ? see Keen’s comments and you can probably understand why the subsequent comments were a tad more..contentious Lol

              you also rarely miss an opportunity to attack your pet peeves

              I don’t comment often enough for that but the abundance of said “opportunities” might make my reactions seem..frequent..

              you can use me for fodder if need be. i’ve got to be a person that you can beat, so rest assured…

              Beat you.. at what ? what’s at stake here, mud ? :) these comparisons seem to often be on your mind in some form or the other but they don’t matter to me…

              As always, your input is appreciated :)

    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 12:07 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      They have Theo Epstein and we don’t. This man revitalized the Boston Red Sox into annual pennant hunts. Can we follow, would be wonderful. Not sure I can wait 108 years though, lol!

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 12:29 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Cubs fans blindly supported a loser and never demanded anything more from that ownership group. So they kept trotting the same crap onto the field year after year while continuing to rake in the money. Maybe if the fans were a lil bit more demanding they wouldn’t have had to wait a fuggin century for a title. That’s why I never had any sympathy for them..they got what they deserved. I for one am extremely happy that I grew up listening to Chick Hearn who always called it as he saw it and was critical of the team when it was warranted. This organization was getting complacent after Shaq left and trotting out lineups with Smush Parker n Slava Medvedenko as starters. It took Kobe losing his shyte to force the FO off their azz n into making some meaningful moves.

      Laker fans will never be like Cub fans and that’s a GREAT thing because it forces management to always strive for greatness. The declining tv ratings amid the last few years of ineptitude show that the fans ain’t going for that bullshyte…and rightfully so. The last thing I’d ever wanna be associated with is Chicago Cub Fandom.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 1:12 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        What were they going to do, boycott Wrigley Field? Give me a break. Cubs fans are far superior to Lakers fans and twice as knowledgeable.

      • mud

        mud 2:41 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        that’s not true at all.

        Cubs fans desperately hoped that the team would do well EVERY year. the Cubs have had MANY great teams, too. things just always seemed to go wrong for them at the worst time.

        Cubs fans have always loved their team regardless, however. that is the difference between fans and frontrunners/bandwaggoners. the latter are the scum of the earth.

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 3:47 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          While I won’t go so far as to refer to them as ‘scum of the earth’, I definitely have lil respect for ‘frontrunners’.

        • John M.

          John M. 3:53 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I thought the latter were called “those idiots with seats behind the bench looking at their phones all game.”

          • mud

            mud 3:58 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            haha, yeah…

            “scum of the earth” is just much more inflammatory…

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 5:02 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Buncha unemployed drunks watching bad baseball in the middle of the work week!

        https://youtu.be/8S0CDtEz_Bo

        • mud

          mud 5:18 PM on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          so? he said the same thing about bogus fans.

          he wasn’t much of a manager, though. well, he had the job and i never will….

  • mud

    mud 10:15 AM on October 27, 2016 Permalink  

    ok, Brian Kamenetzky STILL hating on the Lakers and Kobe. Ryan Hollins thinks that Kobe really helped the youngsters by example, but BK says that Kobe has done nothing for them. now, BK is schooling a person WHO ACTUALLY HAD AN NBA CAREER, on the reality of playing in the NBA. he’s telling a guy who actually spent time in an NBA locker room, how people who live in a locker room think. i realize that there’s some devil’s advocacy, but that guy is a big part of the negativity that has followed the team in the last few years. how does he keep a job in LA?

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:20 AM on October 27, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      FOOL.
      Ryan Hollins has forgotten more about NBA basketball than BK has pretended to know.

    • John M.

      John M. 10:31 AM on October 27, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Some folks can’t enjoy the sunshine because they’re thinking about the last time it rained. What’s worse is a few get paid to do so.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 10:39 AM on October 27, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Mark Jackson emphatically echoed Ryan Hollins’ opinion last night very descriptively and he was both a player AND a head coach. Brian Kamenetzky is a notorious Kobe, Jim Buss Hater. He go go f*ck himself.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 11:16 AM on October 27, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      When I think about it tho, B&AK were around that lockerroom alot more than Hollins or Jackson last season.

      • mud

        mud 11:18 AM on October 27, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        yeah, asking stupid questions and cherry-picking the answers to make things fit their narrative, sure…

        • mud

          mud 11:20 AM on October 27, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          much of what BK was talking about was how
          OTHER locker rooms see the Lakers. Hoillins, who has been in those OTHER locker rooms told BK that BK was incorrect, which BK shot down in mockery. he is an a*s.

      • AK27

        AK27 12:31 PM on October 27, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        :D

  • mud

    mud 10:43 PM on October 15, 2016 Permalink  

    hey, they did a better job than the Clippers…

     
  • mud

    mud 10:14 PM on July 21, 2016 Permalink  

    how about some Lakers basketball?

    http://www.nba.com/lakers/video/160721kupchak

     
  • mud

    mud 9:45 PM on July 19, 2016 Permalink  

    http://www.nba.com/lakers/photogallery/160719usab

     
  • mud

    mud 9:43 PM on July 19, 2016 Permalink  

    http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/160719coachk-kobe

     
  • mud

    mud 9:43 PM on July 19, 2016 Permalink  

    http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/160719coachk-ingram

     
  • mud

    mud 9:30 PM on June 30, 2016 Permalink  

    http://www.nba.com/lakers/video/160630newHQ

     
  • mud

    mud 3:48 PM on June 30, 2016 Permalink  

    i don’t get all the panic. are there any big surprises yet? should there be? is all lost?

     
  • mud

    mud 9:23 PM on June 1, 2016 Permalink  

    i really can’t stand all the “greatest team ever” and the “changing the whole game” hype about the Golden State Warriors. i’ve said that the Warriors are one of the weaker championship teams that i’ve seen. while i do think the current NBA is weak, it’s obvious that the Warriors are still a very good team, and their wins have not been a fluke.

    Steph Curry said something i can really respect about all the hype, in particular the hype about who is “the face of the NBA”. all of this nonsense rating, as though the world is a video game, gets out of hand. he said
    “I’m not in the business of ranking or debating who is what, at the end of the day it’s about winning, and the fact that we won a championship last year and were the last team standing, obviously, is what was most important to me.”

    the part that struck me was the part about “the last man standing”. that’s an honest assessment and a clue to the team’s success. they have developed a kind of tenacity. they’re not monsters like the 72 Lakers team or those Dr J 76ers or the 80’s Lakers or Celtics or the Jordan Bulls or Magic Lakers or Shaq/Kobe Lakers, but they can shoot and they don’t give up on either end.

    i can’t root for the Cavs and i can’t root for another team in the same division like the Warriors, but i have to respect both teams for enduring the season, keeping it together, working hard and being “the last man standing”.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:44 PM on June 1, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Last team standing, but yes. Takes a different level of stamina in the playoffs and the Warriors have a punishing style in that it’s fast and is generally a bonus point. They are a monster in the modern game and it’ll be interesting to see if they have enough left to get past Cleveland who has had a pretty restful go. Oakland won’t be any crazier than Toronto in terms of hype and the role players should all be a little sharper for having been here before. Kyrie and Kevin may fluctuate but as long as both aren’t worthless on the same night it should be OK.

      Gonna be a war. Cleveland has Captain America and the West Coast Avengers, Golden State are the X-Men. Who will emerge victorious.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 6:05 AM on June 2, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        They are a great team because they have the greatest shooting backcourt we have ever seen and have mastered the “small ball” bullsh!t that has become today’s game. It didn’t start with them, but they do it better than their predecessors, although I think the 2014 Spurs would have beaten them in a 7 game series.

    • yellofever

      yellofever 9:12 AM on June 2, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I just hope Luke taking good notes.

  • mud

    mud 10:16 PM on April 24, 2016 Permalink  

    now Tom doesn’t have to quit. :^)

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 10:21 PM on April 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lol

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:26 PM on April 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        LOL. The blog is safe. I’m not greedy. Don’t think Van Gundy would be a good fit for the young Lakers but I’d take Luke, Messina, or Ollie in a heart beat. Just hope we can land one of them and not have to start interviewing retreads. A great head coaching hire could really help restore some credibility to the front office for free agency.

    • yellofever

      yellofever 10:30 PM on April 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      haha ok but promise u don’t be power trippin again with threats then anymore

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:32 PM on April 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I doubt I would have shut down the blog, yello. As frustrating as it can be, it’s addictive.

        • yellofever

          yellofever 10:44 PM on April 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          ok then show us. give ur written guarantee .. let’s put it in writing

          I , LT , hereby promise over my dead boy to never ever threaten to shut down the blog under any circumstances whatsoever no matter how mad sad or bad mood I’m in.

          signed,

          —————--
          laker tom

    • yellofever

      yellofever 10:32 PM on April 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      how bout we tell YOU when to quit.. or u give us 4-5 year jim buss promise if things don’t improve then u step down

  • mud

    mud 12:53 PM on April 14, 2016 Permalink  

    watching exit interviews….

    they’re live and recorded, where they always are:
    http://www.nba.com/lakers/

     
    • mud

      mud 3:43 PM on April 14, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      everyone is telling Mark Medina that he’s not allowed to ask any questions, lol.
      it started with Sacre…

  • mud

    mud 10:25 PM on March 30, 2016 Permalink  

    nice win. i guess they haven’t given up yet.

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 11:03 PM on March 30, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Maybe if we win the rest of the games from here on out, we can sign a few D-League Cast offs who don’t mind being snitched on!!!!
      The only person who can save us now us Jeannie.
      She better do something unless she wants an even worse team out there next season.

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