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  • p ang

    p ang 10:04 AM on December 14, 2017 Permalink |  

    @Magicman

    “About half the teams in League you could use as an example.”

    precisely. the team and the boys are really not that good yet.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 6:01 AM on December 14, 2017 Permalink |  

    It takes 2 Laker frontline players to make what Cousins does by himself, 26.1ppg/12.5rpg/5.1apg

    Nance 9/6.9/1.1; Lopez 13.2/4.5/1.7; Randle 12.4/6.3/1.8; Kuzma 16.1/6.3/1.5

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 9:12 AM on December 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      About half the teams in League you could use as an example.

  • p ang

    p ang 5:23 PM on December 8, 2017 Permalink |  

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/demarcus-cousins-tried-confront-kevin-durant-locker-room-ejection-232207664.html

    Come out and play, Kevin. Not so tough when no referees around. huh?

     
  • p ang

    p ang 5:27 AM on December 8, 2017 Permalink |  

    In the 76ers game imagine this:

    Boogie Cousins in end of game instead of Julius Randle.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 4:14 PM on December 7, 2017 Permalink |  

    Things I’ve always found amusing:

    1. KD acting tough since joining GSW. Talking sheet to Cousins? Dang, only when you have 2 teammates between him and Cousins and from at least 6 feet away.

    2. PG’s defense. Where was it when Klay made 60 pts?

    3. Trying to replicate GSW’s game. Can’t be done. Steph/Klay is like MJ/Pippen. A generational player partnered with a HOFr playing in harmony. Lightning in a bottle.

    4. Laker having 4 Bigs, none of which plays in the end of games.

     
    • mud

      mud 4:52 PM on December 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      i’m with you.

      #4 is just the luck of the draw. a work in progress…

    • tate793

      tate793 6:35 PM on December 7, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Kinda puzzling that Lopez’ rebounding is so anemic for a 7fter.

      The Chris Paul/James Hardin duo seems pretty potent as well.

  • p ang

    p ang 5:43 PM on November 30, 2017 Permalink  

    Lavar,

    Check up on Glenn Rice’s wife and how to get traded out of the Lakers even after winning a championship.

     
    • mud

      mud 6:04 PM on November 30, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      they didn’t trade him because of his wife.

      • p ang

        p ang 6:37 PM on November 30, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        mud,

        Check up on Glenn Rice’s wife and how to get traded out of the Lakers even after winning a championship.

        • mud

          mud 9:54 PM on November 30, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          i don’t need to check up on anything. i was already an adult with children to take care of at that time. yes, i know the gossip, but the fact is, if Glenn Rice were irreplaceable, they would have ignored his wife. they made a move to improve the team, at that time. nobody was even worried about the move, at that time. the Narrative about Glenn getting traded because of his wife came from the press, not the team. as i understand the gossip, the team didn’t like her. it’s true. i’m even willing to agree that his wife made the deal easier to make, for the Lakers. it’s not likely that a high-level FO like the Lakers were running at that time would endanger another championship run over Glenn’s wife. heck, they didn’t even suspend or trade Worthy after he was caught in Houston with TWO professional love makers.

          i promise you, that if the Lakers trade Lonzo simply because of his dad, the franchise might have to fold. people would burn down the new training center. boy, they better get something awesome back for Lonzo. his dad bothers you, and a lot of people on the internet, but Lakers fans in general don’t care. they only want Lonzo to be as great as it seems he could be. PLUS, Magic and LaVar LOVE each other.

          • mud

            mud 10:02 PM on November 30, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Glen Rice Himself was the instigator of the trade. he didn’t like the triangle or PJ. the Lakers got the ghost of Horace Grant for Rice and he was a contributor to 2 championship runs and one championship, so it worked out ok for everyone.

            • p ang

              p ang 2:25 AM on December 1, 2017 Permalink

              dang, talk about making the facts fit the narrative.

              ohwell, as you were.

            • mud

              mud 2:27 PM on December 1, 2017 Permalink

              well, it’s what happened.

              they couldn’t have cared less about the guy’s wife. she was only repeating what her husband said. he HATED playing for the Lakers.

  • p ang

    p ang 4:13 PM on November 25, 2017 Permalink  

    Shaq lifetime FT%: .527
    Dennis Rodman: .584
    Lonzo: .429

    At some point teams will realize that to slow the Laker pace all it takes is to hack Lonzo.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 10:18 AM on November 18, 2017 Permalink  

    https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/11/18/16673288/lonzo-ball-walk-away-from-fight-lakers

    Kendall Marshall Part II

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 10:40 AM on November 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Who are people trying to kid with this Mickey Mouse greaseball stuff? No one throwing hands. They all the same. No one’s tough in the NBA.

      You saying Zo is what? Just like everyone else.

      Same with Benches clearing in Baseball. It’s Bulljive, no one getting in a fight.

      Stop this foolishness

      • p ang

        p ang 10:52 AM on November 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        getting into a fight is one thing, walking away from one is another. support is just being there.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 11:04 AM on November 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          5 grand means something to him, even if he’s a Millionaire. Being smart with his money.

          Tyler Ulis making F U Money? Nope.

          • p ang

            p ang 11:07 AM on November 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            huh? its going to cost 5G just to stand beside your teammate?

            nah, its cost just as much as walking away but with no respect,

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 11:11 AM on November 18, 2017 Permalink

              Standing like a turd while putting an arm on an opponent or keeping your money? I know which choice I’d make.

            • p ang

              p ang 11:15 AM on November 18, 2017 Permalink

              standing like a teammate or walking away like a miser . i know what choice i’ll make.

              did it when i played, will still do it now. with all the bumps and bruises.

            • p ang

              p ang 11:17 AM on November 18, 2017 Permalink

              but hey, i’m old school. in the new NBA with 1 year UCLA under your belt, walk away it is.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 11:10 AM on November 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Everything Lonzo does will be scrutinized & criticized until he starts to play better. The snowball is rolling downhill right now. ..

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 10:42 AM on November 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Ain’t been a real punch landed in an NBA game since Cap broke his hand on Kent Benson’s face…

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 2:05 PM on November 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m with you Sean. It’s not even about the money or tech… Its just stupid foolish pushing, until real blows are thrown then I’ll judge him.

  • p ang

    p ang 7:35 PM on November 11, 2017 Permalink  

    Clarkson making a case that he should play less minutes.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 7:36 PM on November 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Remember, he’s letting Matthew Dellavedova son him.

      Matthew Dellavedova.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 7:48 PM on November 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Zo averages a hair under 60 passes per game. His Usage Rate is 19.2%

      Jordan Clarkson averages 23.3 passes per game. His Usage Rate is 29.8%

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 8:04 PM on November 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I like KCP. I like his attitude, he’s got sandpaper in his veins, plays gritty…


      He can’t shoot.

      His D fits in with the culture but his shooting doesn’t.

      • therealhtj

        therealhtj 9:44 AM on November 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The shooting numbers were decent with the Pistons, but I admittedly didn’t watch him play much. They appear to be misleading. He is the only plus defender out there for the team.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 7:43 AM on November 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Let him emerge from his mini-slump.

  • p ang

    p ang 5:54 PM on November 9, 2017 Permalink  

    I believe they made a movie about this game:

    The Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 11:29 AM on October 29, 2017 Permalink  

    Dang, Luke. If you want points put Brook down at the low post. Tell Ju 1 on 3 down low doesn’t work unless your Shaq.

     
  • p ang

    p ang 6:16 PM on October 4, 2017 Permalink  

    Still think LaVar gave Lonzo good financial advice?

    Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Would Receive Same Amount From Nike In Under 2 Weeks As Lonzo Ball Earns From Big Baller Brand

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:43 PM on October 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      He will get a bigger and better deal by waiting until Lonzo wins ROY.

      • p ang

        p ang 6:56 PM on October 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Lonzo winning the ROY is not bigger than him being drafted by LA. That was the time to get his best deal.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:41 PM on October 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          It’s not about what Big Baller Brand earns. It’s about the value of the brand, which has grown to be very valuable and Lonzo hasn’t even played a game. LaVar wants a co-branding deal for BBB rather than just a player endorsement deal for Lonzo. The bigger Lonzo’s star looks to be, the bigger the deal with be. Imagine Under Armour pushing BBB as a brand as LaVar’s big pocket partners. Company could be worth billions.

          • p ang

            p ang 12:23 AM on October 5, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            “It’s not about what Big Baller Brand earns. It’s about the value of the brand..”

            so earnings has little to no effect or reflection on the brand value? okay then.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:57 AM on October 5, 2017 Permalink

              Earnings rarely matter for start ups. Tesla for example. If Lonzo is as good as we all think, then LaVar is making the smart move. The only way it is not the smart move is if Lonzo bombs.

    • mud

      mud 10:05 PM on October 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      i just don’t care. i don’t think it’s relative to anything.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:15 PM on October 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Money is money. You go for a shoe contract then start a label. Although he seems to excel at bucking trends and coming at things in his own backwards-seeming way. Hard to argue so far. Not too thrilled about the home schooling choice. Seemed like he went out of his way to say how he likes to stay out of the coaches/schools/organization’s way. This gets to feeling a little Ryan Leafy if you’ve heard the name.

      Anyhow, it’s one of the least interesting plot lines of the season so far. More paramount to me is will Vander Blue make the team? Shoes, need ’em in the gym. ‘Nuff said.

      • tate793

        tate793 11:32 PM on October 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Biggest draft bust since Bo Jackson exposed Brian Bosworth.

        • therealhtj

          therealhtj 6:38 AM on October 5, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Who? Leaf? Vander Blue? Lonzo? Jamarcus still got Leaf though.

    • tate793

      tate793 10:18 PM on October 5, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Leaf. Russell didn’t come into the league with all the hype that Leaf did. His draft position was based solely on one very recent game -- the Sugar Bowl.

  • p ang

    p ang 8:38 PM on October 3, 2017 Permalink  

    Kuzma is not taking Randle’s spot, he’s taking JClarkson’s. Imagine him in the LO mold as the 6th man.

    Lakers have no one to compensate for Randle’s 10rpg or physicality. Ju and Brook/Bogut form one tough frontline. Great for starting the Showtime break. Now that Ju plays defense and learned the outlet pass how can Walton sit him down?

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:03 PM on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ll agree with that for the first two or three months but if we’re under .500 and he’s killing it consistently…we’ll see. Probably not straight out of camp. But definitely could be a conversation for the New year.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 9:04 PM on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      There are 4 power forwards on the team: Randle, Nance, Deng and Kuzma. Randle’s contract and style of play are both complicating. Nance’s contract is friendly and his style of play is friendly to Luke’s coaching schemes, Deng has a virtually untradable contract, and Kuzma is flat out not going anywhere. What will give?

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:25 PM on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Price to trade Deng is the mitigating factor. A dwindling free agent crop is another. How this works over the course of the next month is my favorite question. Hard not to speculate but it’s been a long summer of drudgery and I’m unfairly expecting the Lakers to help alleviate that. Growing pains are the thing. I think the front office will be more patient than most expect, much to the chagrin of Lakers fans in some corners.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 6:37 AM on October 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Trades are rare this time of season. There are a few between now and the trade deadline and a “flurry” at the trade deadline, but never as many as rumored.

  • p ang

    p ang 9:22 PM on October 2, 2017 Permalink  

    Larry Nance at the 5 is an epic fail.

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 10:15 AM on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Epic is a little harsh. It’s the preseason. If he plays the position during the regular season and sucks, then I can see making the comment. Nothing should be taken too seriously right now except injuries.

      • tate793

        tate793 9:57 PM on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Deng should get some burn at the stretch 4, AND stretch 5. He already looks 10 times better than last year.

  • p ang

    p ang 6:31 AM on September 29, 2017 Permalink  

    Talk about a confusing headline 

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/matt-barnes-knocked-around-derek-fisher-034106247.html

     
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