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  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 7:41 PM on April 22, 2017 Permalink |  

    Classic game! Kawhi & MC Amazing!

     
    • tate793

      tate793 7:46 PM on April 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Excellent back-and-forth battle going into OT.

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 8:02 PM on April 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sick!!!

    • Magic Phil

      Magic Phil 9:33 PM on April 22, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Loved the fact that the winning shot was from an “old-school” Center with fundamentals.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 5:46 AM on April 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        : )

        • keen observer

          keen observer 7:17 AM on April 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Loved that, too. He’s another one who has added a three to his arsenal though.

          • GDUBinDC

            GDUBinDC 7:21 AM on April 23, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Can’t help but believe that alotta that might be attributable to the Mamba influence, keen.

            Sorry, I actually was referring to Kawhi, not Marc.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 7:46 AM on April 23, 2017 Permalink

              Kawhi’s my favorite NBA player right now. Do the Spurs really have much more than him? During the regular season they seemed deep, but Pau’s old, Lamarcus is limited IMO (glad he snubbed his nose at us in hindsight), Tony Parker and Manu are old, and the rest are just role players. What am I missing here?

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 8:05 AM on April 23, 2017 Permalink

              Yeah, he’s become one of my favorites, too. Not sure what’s happened to LA’s game, but it sure seems to have dropped off considerably this season for some reason. And u’re right, as it stands now, Kawhi is the ONLY star player on that Spurs roster.

  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 11:14 PM on April 12, 2017 Permalink  

    2x Lakers NBA Champion Pau Gasol….

    Pau becomes only the 4th player in NBA history to record 20,000 points- 10,000 rebounds- 3,500 assists- 1500 blocks

    Kareem- KG- Duncan

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 7:05 AM on April 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      1st Ballot

      • keen observer

        keen observer 10:00 AM on April 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Easily. Remember, it’s not the NBA Hall of Fame, it’s the James Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, and he’s one of the the greatest international players of all-time.

  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 9:01 AM on March 27, 2017 Permalink  

    Buss family feud over Lakers appears to end with Jeanie removing brother Jim as a trustee.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-jim-jeanie-buss-trust-20170326-story.html

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 12:51 PM on March 27, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      But still gets his trustee money. Replaced by youngest sister, Janie Buss. Really had a thing for ‘J’ names in that family. Of course, little is known of the relatively obscure and not part of the NBA world Alphonso Buss who is currently trekking across the alps with his trusty lama, Humperdink. #fakenews

  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 7:30 PM on March 24, 2017 Permalink  

    Suns’ Devin Booker scores 70 points…..
    With 8 boards, 6 assists, 3 steal, and a block
    WOW

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18997459/devin-booker-phoenix-suns-scores-70-points-loss-boston-celtics

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 7:53 PM on March 24, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He is a shooter deluxe! What we got? Anyhow, that Fox kid on UK looks pretty good. I like Ball, but his shot is way funky. Thinking Lakers top Minny tonight.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:18 PM on March 24, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Joined some elite company tonight. Dude can really ball and the Suns need to find a dominant low post threat to pair with him. Needs to figure out how to do these kiinds of things in wins before he’ll be taken truly seriously. Same thing with all the greats. Make the playoffs and win a few rounds.

  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 2:29 PM on February 4, 2017 Permalink  

    BREAKING: Zach LaVine to miss the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL in his left knee. (via Minnesota Timberwolves)

     
  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 1:39 PM on January 31, 2017 Permalink  

    Detailed summary of changes under the NBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The NBA and players union signed a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    But what exactly will change?

    We’ve examined different aspects in greater depth as details have leaked. You can find that analysis by scrolling through posts here and here.

    But want a full, just-the-facts, breakdown? The NBA has provided this handy guide:

    2017 NBA COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT – PRINCIPAL DEAL POINTS

    The following is a summary of the principal changes made to the NBA/NBPA Collective Bargaining Agreement. With limited exceptions, new CBA terms take effect on July 1, 2017.

    Detailed summary of changes under the NBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement

     
  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 10:38 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink  

    :( 

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    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 10:40 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That was a most unfortunate injury for the Raiders, they’ve got a huge challenge now going forward without DC.

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 10:42 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’ve waited 14 years for this season….this was devastating. I was at the game, I’ve never witnessed such high go so low :( my family dinner yesterday was somber

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 10:43 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Congrats on the awesome Game and win by your Steelers!

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 10:46 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Thx, NBA … Big Dumm … I mean, Big Ben almost blew it. LOL But he pulled it out on that last drive … just wish he wasn’t so damm inconsistent, especially in big games.

          • AK27

            AK27 12:17 AM on December 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            At this point, he is who he is, G….wishing for anything different is futile..still one of the better QBs in the league ..gotta ride with him a while longer …I am sure you can use all the SMH “exercise” opportunities he provides :)

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 11:02 AM on December 26, 2016 Permalink

              Trust me, AK … my neck is in tip top shape from watchin’ this guy underperform so many times in big games. : )

              My true wish, is that the Steelers front office had drafted a quality QB a few years back who they could have been grooming to become his replacement.soon. Unfortunately, they seem content to stick with him for the foreseeable future. SMH : )

            • AK27

              AK27 6:11 PM on December 26, 2016 Permalink

              Brock Osweiler might be available :D

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 7:12 PM on December 26, 2016 Permalink

              Stop it, AK … just stop it. : )

            • AK27

              AK27 7:27 AM on December 27, 2016 Permalink

              Lol..just sayin’ that you are in a better situation than a lotta other teams, G…never understood what folks saw in that ostrich..

              As for the Steelers FO, how dare you question the judgement of “professionals” !! :D

          • NBA4ever

            NBA4ever 12:59 AM on December 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            G…..Antonio Brown!!!! Enough said!

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 11:02 AM on December 26, 2016 Permalink

              Arguably, the best wideout in the game, NBA.

            • tate793

              tate793 11:46 AM on December 26, 2016 Permalink

              The aging Steve Smith ain’t too shabby. Neither is OBJr.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 11:52 AM on December 26, 2016 Permalink

              That’s exactly y I said ‘arguably’, tate … both of those guys r great, too. And u could add Julio Jones to the mix, as well.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 12:08 PM on December 26, 2016 Permalink

              All 3 are great, no question.

              A special place for Steve Smith Sr.

              A fighter, a scrapper…never gives up…fights to the bitter end. :)

            • tate793

              tate793 12:33 PM on December 26, 2016 Permalink

              You think we’re approacing Jerry Rice, Randy Moss and Michael Irving class, here?

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 2:46 PM on December 26, 2016 Permalink

              Oooh, that’s a poignant question, Tate…

              I will say this about Mr.Smith Sr. He’ll go down as the best receiver that never had a Franchise QB.

              I think he has a place with those great ones you mentioned. Absolutely!

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 4:14 PM on December 26, 2016 Permalink

              I agree, Sean … despite him playing for my favorite team’s rival, Smitty has ALWAYS been one of my all-time favorite players. A first-rate competitor for sure.

              As to ur question, tate … it’s probably too early to really know if any of those guys will be able to match or come close to matching Rice’s accomplishments, but it’ll sure be fun watchin’ to see if they can.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:32 PM on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not a football fan but I don’t wish injuries on anyone, especially teams headed for the playoffs and the fans who are all in. Sorry NBA4ever.

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 12:58 AM on December 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks Jamie, as a sports fan I hope you can appreciate this was one of the worst sports moments of my life. It depresses me and I don’t know why. I appreciate competition and NEVER wish injury on my enemy. Injuries suck!

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

          Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 1:06 AM on December 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Indeed I do appreciate your sentiment, sport is at it’s best when the best are in play.

        • AK27

          AK27 5:30 AM on December 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Odd…I thought you were only a casual Raiders fan…

          • NBA4ever

            NBA4ever 1:14 PM on December 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I’m a casual NFL fan….I’ve always been a hardcore passionate Raiders fan. It would mean more to me for them to get a Super Bowl win then another Lakers championship.

            • AK27

              AK27 5:05 AM on December 27, 2016 Permalink

              Blasphemy !! Lol

              Well, I hope you get your wish soon enough, NBA..sure seem to be headed in the right direction..

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 7:27 AM on December 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          @NBA4ever

          I get it…I felt bad for Derek more than us…a contact sport injuries happen…

          Is it likely Matt McGloin wins 2 games to get to a Super Bowl? Hard to know, it’s going to be difficult…

          That being said…We still have the 2nd best Offensive Line…we still have that gamewrecker #52 who can change a game on one play…

          And everyone’s coming back next year to…

          This is a beginning…this is an obstacle, NBA…not the end…

          The Raider Nation rose from the ashes!!!

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 7:32 AM on December 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            @NBA4ever

            I believe in Matt McGloin.

          • GDUBinDC

            GDUBinDC 11:05 AM on December 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Agreed, Sean … no matter what happens in this years playoffs, the Raiders r well on their way to becoming a legitimate contender. No doubt about that in my mind.

          • NBA4ever

            NBA4ever 1:16 PM on December 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Sean, exactly. I’m more bummed for Derek then anyone. He is such a great guy, his whole family are great people. I’m optimistic about McGloin and our chances moving forward for the reasonstate you described.

  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 9:04 PM on September 9, 2016 Permalink  

    Shaq! 

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  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 7:14 PM on July 11, 2016 Permalink  

    A Long Goodbye for Tim Duncan? ‘That Wouldn’t Be Him’ 

    “He played without seeking fanfare and retired on his wordless terms with no explanation posted on The Players’ Tribune, no tear-stained news conference and, most characteristically, no farewell tour.”

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/sports/basketball/tim-duncan-retirement-san-antonio-spurs.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0&referer=http://m.facebook.com/

     
  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 11:14 AM on June 12, 2016 Permalink  

    Draymond Green Suspended game 5 

    Imagine that…..Warriors up 3 to 1, hmmm

     
    • mud

      mud 11:32 AM on June 12, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      hmmm….

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:35 AM on June 12, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The irony is Joe Lacob is probably going to reap another sell out if the series goes 7 games. He’ll be crying all the way to the bank. Of course, that presumes the Cavs win Monday night.Wonder who will be reffing that game. Probably the return of Foster. Ghosts of David Stern.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 1:03 PM on June 12, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          The Warriors will win tomorrow night. They are at hime and have #StrengthInNumbers

    • AK27

      AK27 12:05 PM on June 12, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      So much for the predictions that this just wasnt gonna happen..

  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 2:28 PM on June 2, 2016 Permalink  

    Almost 100, ‘Forgotten Legend of Basketball’ Still Marvels at the Game 

    Great NY Times article on the original Lakers coach!

    MINNEAPOLIS — John Kundla sat in a wheelchair playing cribbage opposite his 68-year-old son, calling out numbers in a quiet, deep voice. The efficiency apartment here had a twin bed under a painting of Jesus tending sheep; a desk topped with a large magnifying glass and a Bible; and, resting on a shelf, a photograph taken on a basketball court in 1952 showing Kundla atop the shoulders of a jubilant George Mikan, the sport’s most dominant big man in the first half of the 20th century……..

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/03/sports/basketball/john-kundla-almost-100-lakers-original-coach-still-marvels-at-the-game.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

     
  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 11:14 AM on May 26, 2016 Permalink  

    How Thunder experimented all season to find winning formula 

    “As one team executive said, if you identify the trend and try to copy it, you’re already too late. It’s about defining your own trend. The Thunder were rigid in their roster building. Presti has always put a priority on size at each position, athleticism and positional versatility. The “trend” the Thunder are creating is having an elastic roster that can bend in whatever way is required. But what that takes is a high-minded coach, one who can identify adjustments and enact them on the fly.”

    http://espn.go.com/blog/okc-thunder/post/_/id/1681/how-billy-donovan-used-entire-season-to-figure-out-okcs-winning-formula

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 11:22 AM on May 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lotta folks aren’t giving the Thunder the proper credit for what they’ve done to the Warriors’ offense. Too much talk about Steph n Draymond “not being themselves” while failing to acknowledge that OKC has ALOT to do with that. That length all over the court has disrupted their normal ball movement and has messed with their usual usual shooting rhythm . The issues GSW are having ain’t just a coincidence or accident….

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:49 AM on May 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        No doubt length and athleticism are keys to defense today. The other major factor has been the elevation of games by Adams, Ubaka, Roberson, and Waiters that has given the Thunder the championship level role players they needed to match up with the Spurs and Warriors. If they beat the Warriors, I think they could go on to win the title.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 12:27 PM on May 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        This series can be about History, about Hubris, about execution…It can be about length and athleticism, etc…

        Sometimes, believe it or not, things need not be over analyzed, like this series.

        OKC have just been more intense for the last 8 Quarters. more focused, more aware, more relaxed.

        Very simple explanation.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 2:32 PM on May 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I think you have to give the coach credit for getting the team to play up to its potential. It took them the entire season to figure it out but it looks as if they really have. Says something about Donovan and Brooks as head coaches.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 6:26 PM on May 26, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think u’re all right.

  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 10:33 AM on May 24, 2016 Permalink  

    Everything you always wanted to know about Russell Westbrook but were afraid to ask 

    This guy is the closest thing to Kobe….

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15628762/everything-always-wanted-know-russell-westbrook-were-afraid-ask

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 10:36 AM on May 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      On the court for sure…I never seen Kobe wear Skinny Jeans and gloves with no finger holes.

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 10:40 AM on May 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Also his intelligence, preparation, and professionalism…..a much better human being than Kobe too if you read the article.

        • tate793

          tate793 12:21 PM on May 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          What, in the article, makes him a “much better human being than Kobe”?

          • NBA4ever

            NBA4ever 12:56 PM on May 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Hahaha I knew one of you kobe worshipers was going to cry….idk figure it out but I’m sure you’re blind like a trump supporter.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 1:02 PM on May 24, 2016 Permalink

              I know what NBA is trying to say. :)

            • tate793

              tate793 8:17 PM on May 24, 2016 Permalink

              Well, there’s no real figuring to do. Blowing out the other fellas candle doesn’t make your light shine any brighter. I guess one would have to actually know the person, and not go by something that he read.

              Not crying. Just asking a question. Shoulda known that you’d be misguided enough to think I was a trump supporter. Takes a special kind of gormless to spout that kind of absurdity.

              I know what NBA is trying to say, too. And he did a fine job of saying it. And there’s nothing in that “article” that suggests that Russell is “a better human being than Kobe”. What a Shecky.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 11:58 AM on May 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Lol…you must’ve forgotten about Kobe in the white Zorro outfit back in the day!

    • mclyne32 (Director) 11:43 AM on May 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      My favorite player in the game today.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 12:02 PM on May 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No other player in the league (maybe in all of sports) that I’d rather watch.

      • tate793

        tate793 12:23 PM on May 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        As of right now, he’s definitely the most competitive athlete. Can you imagine him in Shaq’s body?

    • yellofever

      yellofever 1:13 PM on May 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      he’s a double edged sword. not sure if I want him as my leader

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 2:44 PM on May 24, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Never really wanted to ‘know’ anything in particular abt Russ … but one thing I do know, is that I’ve been impressed that he finally seems willing to trust his teammates in key situations now.

  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 2:18 PM on May 17, 2016 Permalink  

    Lakers a key factor in Ben Simmons’ decision to sign shoe deal

    Nike is offering $7.5 million over five years with fewer performance incentives than the adidas contract structure. Nike, which presented second to Simmons last week, has shown an unwillingness to budge, sources said. Both offers are considered fair for a top pick.

    The early strategy from Simmons and his Klutch Sports Group representation was believed to be a desire to sign a shoe deal before the draft lottery, but they aren’t satisfied with the Nike offer, sources said. They’re hoping that if the Lakers land the top overall pick — which they have a 19.9 percent chance of doing –€“ Nike will move closer to matching adidas’ offer.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/report-lakers-a-key-factor-in-ben-simmons-decision-to-sign-shoe-deal/

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 2:33 PM on May 17, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I read this yesterday and I wished I was reading more about him being in the gym working on his jumper or something. I was all in on Simmons when the season began but it’s gone steadily downhill since then. So many troubling things I’ve seen n read n heard over the past few months. Hope I’m wrong…

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 2:35 PM on May 17, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yea I felt/feel the same. I think I’d go with Brandon Ingram if I had the first pick.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 2:42 PM on May 17, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yea..I didn’t like anything that went down at LSU and what’s been said about his group of family n “advisors” he arrived with in Baton Rouge. Just alotta warning signs….

        • tate793

          tate793 3:18 PM on May 17, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Plus, I hear, he can’t shoot that well. Ain’t that what basketball’s ‘sposedta be all about?

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 3:40 PM on May 17, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Seems like a very weal draft to me, but what do I know??

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 3:47 PM on May 17, 2016 Permalink

              WEAK

            • tate793

              tate793 6:05 PM on May 17, 2016 Permalink

              It won’t be weak for those picking #1 and #2.

  • NBA4ever

    NBA4ever 11:59 PM on May 14, 2016 Permalink  

    Hard choice to make….. 

    Two weeks ago I wouldn’t have given it much thought, but after seeing what the OKC role players were able to achieve against the Spurs…..

    It’s a hard choice to make as I’d love to see what RW & KD would do in that match-up. I still have the Warriors winning it all, but man I’ve been wrong this year about Toronto and San Antonio sooooo

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    • humanomaly 12:35 PM on May 16, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Even though the Warriors were so dominant this season, and are the incumbent, I get the feeling that the Thunder can take them down. I somewhat don’t want to see OKC in the finals as I feel it may influence Durant to stay another season and try again…..So I guess I wanna see the Warriors in the finals, and losing!

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