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  • mud

    mud 5:08 PM on February 12, 2018 Permalink  

  • mud

    mud 10:19 PM on February 10, 2018 Permalink  

    just a little confusion about who does what on defense. it’s good that there are some days off before the next game.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 8:16 AM on February 11, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m thrilled about that. Based on last night, I’m quite excited. The Celtics managed to defend with IT as their best player, so as you said this will be more about communication than anything else. He was basically thrown out their without any practice with the team. This will get better and better.

  • mud

    mud 12:36 PM on February 10, 2018 Permalink  

  • mud

    mud 9:59 PM on February 6, 2018 Permalink  

    that was a good win. that is how good teams handle bad teams that are playing hard.

  • mud

    mud 1:35 PM on February 4, 2018 Permalink  

    Brook Lopez brings it.
    Clarkson tries to lose it on 3 consecutive possessions.
    the Lakers beat a team of 3 all-stars by playing the right way.

    • Seely_Iggy (Director)

      Seely_Iggy (Director) 1:39 PM on February 4, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Real sweet ain’t it? If that performance didn’t convince Paul George to come to the Lakers, I’m not sure what will.

      • mud

        mud 1:43 PM on February 4, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        yes, it is.
        i agree about George. whether he comes or not, the team is going in the right direction, though. it may take longer than fans want, but they have talent and will be in the mix as soon as that talent becomes a little more seasoned.

        • Seely_Iggy (Director)

          Seely_Iggy (Director) 2:00 PM on February 4, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I have a spot spot for Randle in this game. He played tough even they tried to butcher him at the end of game!

  • mud

    mud 2:49 PM on January 21, 2018 Permalink  


    • tate793

      tate793 3:40 PM on January 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yep. Got some satisfaction today. Proved they could exert a collectivd effort to garner assists, and rebounds. Didn’t allow Porzingis to beat them. Still need to step up our perimeter defense.

      • mud

        mud 3:50 PM on January 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        true, but NY shot almost as well as a team could shoot and the Lakers got the win. when they play “the right way”, it sure does increase chances…

        • tate793

          tate793 3:56 PM on January 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply


          • tate793

            tate793 4:01 PM on January 21, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Sure stinks when the zebras come to Brady and the Pats rescue. 98 yds in penalties against the Jsgs, only 10 againstbthe Pats.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 9:52 AM on January 23, 2018 Permalink

              Yup, especially that highly-questionable PI call on Bouye just b4 halftime that put them in scoring position. They ALWAYS get questionable calls like that at key moments during the game, especially at Gillette Stadium.

  • mud

    mud 5:17 PM on January 15, 2018 Permalink  

    Payton gives the Lakers a good reason to avoid playing Ennis, and cut Clarkson’s role.

    that was not a good effort until the end.

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 7:13 PM on January 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Why do you want to cut Clarkson’s role? Not for Payton…

      • mud

        mud 9:42 PM on January 15, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        awwww, i like Clarkson a lot. i mean he seems like a really good guy.
        when he’s hot, he’s great. when he’s cold, he needs to be off the floor.

        at least Payton plays defense. Clarkson can, but it’s just not his mindset. if this is what Payton looks like, he’s better than a cold Clarkson.

        of course, the red hot Clarkson belongs in the game.

        and Ennis just really…phew…he plays hard, just not really the right way. this team has no chance if it’s not pushing the ball, moving the ball, and playing defense.

  • mud

    mud 2:05 AM on January 10, 2018 Permalink  


    • mud

      mud 2:07 AM on January 10, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      he doesn’t sound anything like that which the twitter world puts forth. he seems somewhat competent.

      many reporters sound like they think they know more about how to play the game and what can and can’t be done in an actual game than the head coach. i realize that people only care about wins and losses, and Luke Walton hasn’t won many games, but he’s had to demonstrate some acumen to get to where he’s at. there were actual basketball people who vetted him. will he be a hall of fame coach? who knows? it’s not likely, but what’s with the strange arrogance and attitude all the time?

      i’m not speaking to anyone in particular. i’m just speaking to the biological neural network.

  • mud

    mud 10:14 PM on December 22, 2017 Permalink  

    ok, i’m just gonna say it, just because i saw it. the Lakers were jobbed. i don’t know why, but they just were, and i had to listen to Doris Burke and her chumbly buddy try to say that no contact was contact and that absolute muggings were just good defense. i don’t care if it’s called loose or tight, and mistakes can me made, but charging is charging and blocking is blocking and what is a foul on one end is also a foul on the other.

    ok, a loss is a loss, it’s not like i expected a win, although this team sure looks like they can beat the Warriors. of course, when the Lakers were great, there were some pretty good teams that never could quite win against those Lakers teams, although you might think that they should, watching the game. the Warriors have that “winning” thing down right now, and that’s why the team can absorb missing players. so, i’m glad to see that the Lakers never folded when the Warriors went on their big run(helped by the Lakers shooting ineptitude). i’m glad that the Lakers rallied and even had a few chances to pull away and win.

    but they were still jobbed…

    • keen observer

      keen observer 12:13 AM on December 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I saw the same thing. It’s like boxing, even in the regular season. If you want to beat the champ, you have to knock him out. You’re not going to win on points. There were too many possessions where we got “jobbed” that resulted in easy baskets at the other end. That so called “block” against KCP that was a full on steam roll by Draymond Green pretty much told the story. They’re the champs, so they get the calls. They whine and our players act like they are still in college where they’re not allowed to say boo to the refs. For once, Lonzo showed displeasure with a call though! We need more of that. We can play with anyone in this league and soon we’ll learn how to finish games. So exciting. So very exciting!

      • tate793

        tate793 2:04 AM on December 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        2 or 3, obviously, blown charge/block calls.

        Once, again, missed free throws sealed their fate. Missed 7 free throws, lost by 7 pts.

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

          Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:09 AM on December 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          That’s where we “job” ourselves. Becoming a nightly issue for any Laker stepping to the stripe. Not sure you listen to the commentary but this season the free throw line might just be the death of Stu Lantz. He’s taken to calling it straight embarrassing, which I tend to agree with.

          • keen observer

            keen observer 8:37 AM on December 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            No question about it. Bring back George Mumford.

          • mud

            mud 12:23 PM on December 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            yeah, they lost, but it was more than just some crazy block/charge calls. it was unacceptably bad officiating, WWE quality bad. all it needed was an injured Steph Curry sneeking up behind Lonzo with a folding chair.

            yeah, the Lakers shot themselves in the foot, Barney Fife-style, but the Warriors only beat the Lakers with “help” (in this game anyway).

            obviously, these guys don’t know how to win, yet. it’s good to see them not give up and have a fighting chance, though.

      • LakerKev

        LakerKev 7:20 AM on December 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        +1 Keen

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:18 AM on December 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yeah I feel like this group of guys is starting to feel like they can hang with anyone…and they can. Still lots of minor fundamental issues that lead to losses by a 1,000 tiny cuts but it’s all fixable at this point. Lots of positives in these losses, and the fact they don’t like that is even better.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 8:41 AM on December 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          These growing pains are necessary. It took Shaq and Kobe to go through 4 years of them before they learned to be champs. This is a steeper curve, of course, because Shaq was already an established all-star and we had Eddie Jones and Nick Van Exel, who were established veterans as well, but I like where this is heading. Kuzma is 22, Ingram is 20, Lonzo is 20. Nuff said!

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:50 AM on December 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You were lucky, mud. Living in the Bay Area, ESPN was blacked out and I had to watch the Warriors local announcers call the game. I used to really like Jim Barnett but since the Dubs have become champs, he and his half-wit cohort Bob Fitzgerald have become insufferable homers. Frankly, I’m surprised the Warriors haven’t fired them.

      There were definitely several bad calls that went against the Lakers but this free throw thing is getting ridiculous. One thing I noticed which needs to change immediately is players not taking their time and concentrating on shooting free throws. Shooting well from the line takes an entirely different type of rhythm. You need to relax and focus and I see our guys going up there and just firing away like they want to get it done and move on.

      I say raise the bar to 200 made free throws after each practice and hire Magic Phil to bust their chops if they don’t get better. But seriously, I’m so d**n pleased with how this team competes that I can’t even hate on their poor free throw shooting right now. I see the next two games as big tests for this team. If they can bring the their A game against the Blazers and Wolves, then watch out because this team could seriously threaten to make the playoffs.

      • mud

        mud 12:25 PM on December 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        yeah, the worst stretch of the season is over.
        they can make a push at this point.

        • mud

          mud 1:08 PM on December 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          oh, and seeing the game isn’t luck, it’s skill, as i don’t have a television. :^D

  • mud

    mud 10:50 PM on December 18, 2017 Permalink  

    good game. bad free throw shooting, the usual poor officiating. i enjoyed it.

    now all the people who wanted Lopez to sit can have their wish. i can’t deny that there’s been something wrong with him. i blame voodoo.

  • mud

    mud 9:44 PM on November 22, 2017 Permalink  


  • mud

    mud 9:46 PM on October 20, 2017 Permalink  

    nice bounce back game for everyone.

  • mud

    mud 3:44 PM on October 3, 2017 Permalink  

    • tate793

      tate793 8:58 PM on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good stuff, mud.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 10:31 PM on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yet he’s not the greatest?

        • keen observer

          keen observer 10:26 AM on October 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I wish he had been born around 1995. Imagine the player he would have been. Even greater than these clips. He would have shot the three as well as any big. He would have chewed up and spit out players like KAT, AD, Porzingis, Cousins, you name the player. They would be saying that LeBron James is no longer the best player in the league. Great video!

          • tate793

            tate793 11:55 PM on October 5, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            The video snippet showing Wilt meeting Shaq is indicative of Wilt’s ability to dominate even the stauchest of opponents.

          • mud

            mud 1:16 AM on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            that’s part of why i say there aren’t any great bigs right now.

  • mud

    mud 3:25 PM on October 3, 2017 Permalink  

  • mud

    mud 9:55 PM on September 28, 2017 Permalink  

    NBA TV Lakers practice:


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