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  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 7:56 AM on December 10, 2017 Permalink |  

    This could just be me, but I need to say it. I really feel like this website has lost its focus. I come here everyday to read about Lakers but if not for the Lakerholics logo at the top, I could be at Yahoo website or something.

    There are so many postings about other teams and players I don’t particularly care about. I come here specifically to read about the Lakers, if I wanted sports news in general I’d go to BSPN or Sports Illustrated. I’d rather have a few good articles/analysis about the Lakers than have to scroll through a bunch of mildly interesting things about other teams.

    Then there’s the out of the blue postings like basement farming and others that I don’t see as being related at all to the core focus of this site. No offense to you Sean, I appreciate the effort you put into the site, truly I do. But could we focus more on Lakers related stuff? With so many tangential postings, really good stuff are quickly buried and you miss them because they’ve gone into older postings.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:36 AM on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I have to agree, Seely. Thanks for your post. I guess I’m going to have to delete all non-Lakers posts going forward. I don’t mind an occasional post and I did make one about the Yankees but the Lakers posts were buried with an avalanche of non-Lakers posts.

      Going forward, let’s limit all posts to the Lakers and subjects that invite good discussions. Fewer posts and more comments should be our goal as a community. I will also start limiting the posts I make to one per subject so as to concentrate the comments.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 11:20 AM on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No Offense taken, girl. None.

      In fact, I love you said BSPN. Makes me feel closer to you. :)

      Duly noted.

      I’ll refrain from the saturation of content.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 2:02 PM on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I agree, Seely and thanks for bringing it up.

  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 8:10 PM on December 7, 2017 Permalink  

    Okafor to Brooklyn Nets?? That’s not gonna be awkward at all between Dlo and Jahlil.

     
  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 7:52 PM on November 15, 2017 Permalink  

    We’re getting punked by the Sixers!!

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 8:20 PM on November 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Only down 8. We still aight.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 8:25 PM on November 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Covington done for half. Good for us

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 8:27 PM on November 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Embiid has made the right decisions with ball. Thwy made shots.

      Less Simmons has the ball, greater chance of victory.

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 8:29 PM on November 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        That first quarter they were just pumping on all cylinders. Impressive. First time I’m seeing Ben Simmons play.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 8:37 PM on November 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      FTs 11/11 thumbs up

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 8:39 PM on November 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        What’s up with Lonzo tonight?

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 8:49 PM on November 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Brown is making sure A) If Zo has the ball off a def board a man is on him immediately and B) Zo is tentative attacking Embiid. Great player but make them bring a second man on drives.

          • Seely_Iggy (Director)

            Seely_Iggy (Director) 8:52 PM on November 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Awight Seannie. This game is way too late for me. Gotta work tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of the game.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 9:52 PM on November 15, 2017 Permalink

              Night Seely!

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 8:50 PM on November 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Reduce snd RoCo 1/7 from 3.

      Has helped

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 9:24 PM on November 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Oh no he went down. Man.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 9:30 PM on November 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      BS foul on Julius

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 9:44 PM on November 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      4 foul on Embiid. Make defend a drive.

      Sixers out of fouls. Keep attacking.

  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 5:44 PM on November 8, 2017 Permalink  

    We’re playing like crap against the Celtics. Sleepwalking through the first quarter it seems.

     
    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 5:45 PM on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It’s on Luke and his dumb rotations

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 5:53 PM on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I dont want to see Bogut on the floor again!!! Even a chair has more mobility than him.

        • NBA4ever

          NBA4ever 6:07 PM on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Shouldn’t even be in uniform. Sit at the end of the bench in street clothes and be a mentor at practice and in the locker room. I rather see Zubac play garbage or spot minutes.

          • Seely_Iggy (Director)

            Seely_Iggy (Director) 6:18 PM on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I agree…. I’d rather see Zubac play at this point in time.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:31 PM on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yep!

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 5:52 PM on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Worst game effort wise, so far.

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 5:55 PM on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It’s more than just rotation, their body language looked nonchalant and resigned. I’m watching 5 more minutes and if nothing changes, I’m shutting it down and doing actual productive work instead of wasting my time.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 6:02 PM on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      A lot of one on one.

  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 7:20 PM on September 11, 2017 Permalink  

    Hi everyone,

    Just to let you know my town, Tallahassee, survived Irma without too much damage. We were so worried that Irma was gonna hit us as a Category 1 hurricane. But Irma shifted to the right and we were spared a more devastating hit. My husband and I hunkered down at a friend’s place and their electricity and internet did not go out. My own neighborhood had power outage this morning but power was restored by late afternoon. So we’re back in our home and thankful that the damage was not as bad as first anticipated. Thanks for your prayers and best wishes y’all. Someone up there was listening.

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 8:12 PM on September 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Cool for youll Seelster!!

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 8:58 PM on September 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Glad you’re all OK, Seely.

    • tate793

      tate793 9:27 PM on September 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great news, Seely!

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 9:48 PM on September 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Stayed safe. A Good day. Bless the Floridians that lived through this.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 11:30 AM on September 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Glad u and hubby made it thru the storm unscathed, Seely.

      My sister, who resides in Atlanta, told me today that her electricity was out for 22 hours, but it’s back on now and she’s safe and sound.

      Prayers and best wishes go out to all who had to endure the brunt of both Harvey AND Irma.

    • mud

      mud 12:31 PM on September 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      that’s good!

    • mclyne32 (Director) 9:44 AM on September 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great news, Seely!

  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 11:01 PM on September 8, 2017 Permalink  

    Bracing for impact as hurricane Irma hurtles towards Florida as a Category 5 storm. Hubby and I plan to skedaddle out of Tallahassee on Sunday morning and head to Talladega, Alabama. Even then, there’s no running away from that storm since it’s so huge but at least we’ll end up with a much weaker version.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:16 PM on September 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Stay safe Seely!

    • tate793

      tate793 11:35 PM on September 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Praying for you, and your family’s safety, Seely.

    • Seely_Iggy (Director)

      Seely_Iggy (Director) 9:30 AM on September 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thanks. We’ve decided to stay put after all. Fleeing is going to be a nightmare considering millions of people from areas in worse shape than ours will have the same idea. Also, some family who has lost their home will probably need that hotel room more than we do.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 12:22 PM on September 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hi Seely, hope u and hubby’ll be safe. Hopefully, u’ll only be on the outer fringes of Irma. Of course, there’s always the concern of flooding, so be careful if u have to travel on the road. Best wishes.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:25 AM on September 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Prayers coming you way, Seely.
      My friend out there luckily works for Magic Leap, who flew out its employees on a charter to Nashville.

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 10:47 AM on September 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks Matt. He is indeed fortunate, so many people are now stranded while trying to flee. I hope they get out in time. Tallahassee is gonna get mighty crowded in the next week or so as people flee here. It’s the capital of Florida so they figured they’ll get better emergency responses and assistance here.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 11:50 AM on September 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      CYA Seely, CYA!

    • keen observer

      keen observer 12:47 PM on September 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Stay safe, Seely! I hope you come back home to no damage.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 1:25 PM on September 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Take care Seely. My prayers are with you.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:28 PM on September 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Stay safe and dry, Seely.

  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 2:24 PM on August 18, 2017 Permalink  

    Dear guys (or any other lurking Laker ladies), I’m back in the US and staying put here. I returned to Singapore last November. Unfortunately hubby ran into visa issues so returning home to Singapore for good is a no-go. Broke my parents’ hearts to see their daughter leave again. Not to mention my little nephews and nieces in tears to see me go.

    But such is life, we can’t always have what we want. Perhaps the powers that be has other plans for me. Anyway, I’m back in Tallahassee with hubby and my cat, Paris Hilton. So this Laker girl is back in the enemy territory of Florida and flying the Laker nation flag proudly.

    A good thing that comes from all this is the fact that I can watch live Laker games again. When I was in Singapore, the time difference means most games will be played during my office hours.

    Anyway, it’s also good to be back in my other home town of Tallahassee. I’ve missed a lot of things here and also my friends.

    But no matter how far I go, or where I live…… Lakers will always be close to my heart. Long live Lakers!!!!!!!

     
  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 3:11 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink  

    For the record, I really HATE this trade. I think it’s a mistake to trade Russell away. In a couple of years when he’s really good, we are so gonna regret this. We trade away our #2 pick only 2 years into his time in the NBA when he was one of our only bright spots last season. Surely there are other ways to get rid of Mozgov’s contract? Even if it’s to clear cap space for LeBron or whoever, does this have to be done now?

     
    • Worthy42

      Worthy42 4:20 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      For the record, I agree with you wholeheartedly. Stupid move.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 7:13 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I wouldn’t call it a stupid move and I’m one of the DLo fans in here. 1) Mozgov is off the books; 2) Lopez’s contract expires next summer, but we own his Bird rights (he’s only 29); 3) MAJOR upgrade at center; Lopez has 3 point range now and he’s been one of the more gifted offensive centers in the league for years and decent rim protector. He’s a more consistent and reliable scorer than Russell (so far); 3) We added another late first that could possibly be used to trade for PG or packaged with #28 to move up; 4) If we draft Lonzo, he will be a better facilitator than Russell, who seemed confused out there a lot looking for teammates to pass the ball to.

      At the end of the day, we’re still young, Ball (or whomever at #2) replaces Russell, we upgrade significantly at center as Zubac ripens, and of course we open up cap space. Stupid? No. Perplexing to many fans? Understandable for those who believe Russell will be a perennial all-star.

      I would call it a fair trade that helps both teams. Call me silly, but I’m a Brook Lopez fan and I’m thrilled he’s coming here. Great character guy and a potentially great trade deadline trade chip if that’s the direction they choose.

      • Caliphilosopher

        Caliphilosopher 7:33 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Sounds like a pretty strong assessment of the situation. My next question for the upcoming year is this: Who do we get to play some Defense?

      • havoc

        havoc 8:17 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        i do agree with Keen..he has pin pointed every aspect of that trade..I would also agree that it is hard to see DLo traded as a salary dump but it was a very helpful trade moving forward..hopefully we can convert Lopez into an asset next year

      • Rocky

        Rocky 8:38 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’m in the same boat. I will really miss D’Angelo. It’s sad that Jim Buss made that midnight call to “secure” Mozgov in probably the dumbest contract since Jon Konkak.

        I remember how happy Jim was to get D’Angelo at the #2 pick. Magic is sticking it to Jim now.

        But the move does make sense from a business, leadership, and salary flexibility standpoint as stated by you Keen. Plus, Brook Lopez is a good player when healthy. I will always be a D’Angelo Russell fan though, I just like his game and smooth style on the court.

        Anyways,
        Go Magic!
        Go Lakers!

      • Worthy42

        Worthy42 9:11 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        From my perspective of wanting to build a TEAM of young players and let them develop, it was a stupid move. If you are a fan of signing costly free agents, some of which are past their prime or will certainly lose their athletic edge, then maybe it can be considered differently.

    • tate793

      tate793 7:28 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I concur.

    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 7:32 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m mostly sad that he could have been used an asset to land a much better haul had those awful deals never been signed. Instead, he’s just a sweetener in a salary dump.

      In any case, I can’t think of anyone a team gave up on early that developed into anything but a perennial journeyman. You could maybe bring up Millsap, but he was always trending upward and Utah, as Utah does, was just too cheap to keep him. Even so they kept him through his rookie deal and extension.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 7:51 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Don’t you think they did their due diligence? Fans always think they know better. That salary dump happens to be huge. What you don’t understand is that we still have assets to trade, unlike the last time around when all we had was cap space.

        • therealhtj

          therealhtj 8:09 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I never said it was a bad trade -- in fact given the circumstances, a pretty good one. And I’m plenty aware the team still has SOME assets -- ones that’ll likely be depleted in a PG trade. While I wasn’t in love with DLo’s game, particularly on D, he was a capable shooter in the right situation. But mostly, the cost controlled depth that allowed the Warriors to build just got thrown out the window. The vision for the future looks like 3 superstars taking up the entirety of the cap, Lonzo Ball hopefully blossoming, and a bunch of minimums and ring chasers. I’ll take it, but if the W’s stay healthy, I don’t know if that surpasses them.

          With regards to due diligence, I don’t think the previous regime did any when it came to the Moz/Deng signings.

          I’m just happy the Lakers are starting to look relevant again.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 8:21 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            It was never about this year, we are gambling that we match GS with 3 Superstars-Stars next season. I was for holding our kids and see what we might get for free, but we are going in a faster direction, we all hope it’s the right direction and Magic can pull off magic again for us Lakers!

          • GDUBinDC

            GDUBinDC 9:12 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Totally agree, Stan.

          • Seely_Iggy (Director)

            Seely_Iggy (Director) 9:21 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            That’s what I’m worried about too. Not growing in depth naturally through good draft picks. Almost feel like the awful tanking we went through are almost all for naught if we’re gonna fall into the same situation again. Top heavy talent surrounded blah talent.

            • therealhtj

              therealhtj 9:35 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink

              Yes, piss poor front office moves wiped out one tanking season. All those 2014-15 losses pretty much went out the windows because of a pair of totally avoidable moves.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 10:09 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink

              If they keep Ingram, #2 (Lonzo hopefully) and Zubac, plus Nance and either Clarkson or Randle (preferably Julius), that is a nice core of young draft picks. The Warriors have Steph, Klay and Draymond as the core they built around. The Celtics are doing a good job of it, too, and the Spurs are magical. I don’t think you need to load up with 5 or more youngsters, but I do hope they are right about the ones they do choose to stick with. Obviously, many Lakers fans feel DLo has the highest ceiling. I think that he has a very high ceiling, but from what I have seen of Lonzo Ball, I believe he’s a more natural NBA player. I think Julius will be an absolute beast by the time he’s 25, so I hope he stays. I love Zubac, too, the wildcard in all this, and I think everyone agrees that Ingram can be special. This ain’t an easy business.

            • therealhtj

              therealhtj 10:41 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink

              I think some combo of 2 of Randle/Clarkson/Nance and the late 1st’s are going to be headed to Indy. If Zubac is the stumbling block, he may have to be included too, especially if they’d take back Deng. We could absorb Al Jeff’s expiring deal.

              I wish I could share your optimism on Randle, but I really don’t think he’ll be worth the 15mil/yr or so he’ll be looking for in free agency. That contract year physique speaks volumes.

              The 2 and BI are off the table, obviously.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 8:49 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Reports are that the Lakers tried to move DAR for a lottery pick…no takers. They got the best value they could outta him. Fans like to talk about our valuable “assets” but outside of BI the rest of the league doesn’t view them the same way.

          • GDUBinDC

            GDUBinDC 9:14 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Definitely inclined to agree, MS … I think alotta Ls fans overvalued D’Lo’s worth to the rest of the league.

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 9:33 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink

              I mean..folks were talking about trading him to SAC for their TWO lottery picks. Couldn’t even draw ONE.

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 9:34 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink

              Yeah, that definitely ain’t a good look.

    • Caliphilosopher

      Caliphilosopher 7:33 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sorry Seely -- I know he was one of your faves!

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 9:14 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yes he was eye candy for me!!! Kidding, I really do like Dar although I was initially in the Okafor camp. But Dar won me over and I feel he should be given more time to develop. I also wanted to see how he and Lonzo would play together. Guess we’ll never know now.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 10:53 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I didnt like the trade either. I thought it was premature. They don’t need the space this year. And never would trade a 21 year old who has shown promise after just 2 seasons. That said I hope they don’t compound the mistake by trading Randle. With Lopez on board he will have more room in the paint then he has ever had. If he develops a 3 point shot he could really be special.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 11:19 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I think folks gotta at least entertain the notion that Earv/Rob/Luke just didn’t want this dude around the team anymore and it had very little to do with his on-court ability.

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 1:14 PM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’d trade Julius, too, unless he’s somehow, along with that new chiseled frame, developed a consistent perimeter shot in the last coupla months. But that’s just me, I guess.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 1:34 PM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          They might as well trade him now because it seems like they aren’t gonna be able to pay him next summer anyway if they’re hunting max-level free agents…

  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 6:45 AM on June 14, 2017 Permalink  

    Turned in my resignation today. I will be returning home to the United States in early August. Yay, I can watch live games again, but there will be no more games till October. Anyone got a job offer for me? Preference will be for something in the Laker’s front office….. hey, a girl can dream, right?

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 9:15 AM on June 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No job offer from me, since I’m a Worker Bee and I’m not feeling great right now.

      I hope this makes you happy, because my friend, that’s all I wish for you.

      You is kind
      You is smart
      You is important.

    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 10:03 AM on June 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Glad you are returning here Seely!! : )

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:21 AM on June 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Back in the USA. Congratulations, Seely.
      You looking to stay in academia or go out and work like the rest of us.
      LOL. Forgot I’m retired now. Like the rest of you.

  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 10:27 PM on June 3, 2017 Permalink  

    The hardest part of this year’s NBA finals is I don’t get to watch it live!!!! The games take place in the evenings and it’s bloody morning in Singapore and I am at work…aaaaaaarrrrgggh. Thank goodness for weekends.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 10:32 PM on June 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That sucks!

      I feel the same way about Anthony Bourdain, Seely. :) lol.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:27 AM on June 4, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      LOL, Seely, Just put on your best “no spoiler warning” face, program your DVR, and only listen to “Fake News” all day.

  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 4:42 PM on October 28, 2016 Permalink  

    Hey Gdub my east coast buddy. Thank goodness the we have a game that starts at 9 ET. I couldn’t stay awake past half time the last game even though I have officially joined the ranks of the unemployed and won’t have to show up for work the next morning.

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 6:32 PM on October 28, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey, Seely … yeah, sometimes those late games can make it challenging to stay awake. : )

      Sorry to hear about ur employment situation … hopefully, things will improve for u real soon.

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 6:51 PM on October 28, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Nothing bad Gdub. I quit my job because I had a better job offer in Singapore. I’m finally going home after 17 years in the US. So it’s all good -- cause for a celebration, my friend. My parents are so happy, so too my siblings, nieces and nephews.

        These are my last few days in the US. Once I get to Singapore I’ll start my new job as Associate Director of Elearning at the National University of SIngapore. Yay.

        Not sure how I’ll watch the games in Singapore though :(

  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 8:43 PM on October 6, 2016 Permalink  

    Pray for us in Florida. Big bad Hurricane Matthew category 4 is upon us.

     
    • mud

      mud 8:49 PM on October 6, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      stay dry!

    • AK27

      AK27 8:50 PM on October 6, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I saw the news and was thinking of you….you are in Tallahassee, right ? I take it you haven’t been asked to evacuate….think you’ll be fine, Seely…take care..

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 9:12 PM on October 6, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’m safe I think, but hurricanes can be unpredictable. This one was predicted to hit, then go to the Atlantic ocean and then come back to Florida for another swing. Those south Floridians are in for a rough ride.

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 9:29 PM on October 6, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Glad it didn’t turn towards the panhandle and up ur way, Seely.

          Let’s say a prayer or 2 for all the victims in Haiti, I heard they lost at least 280 lives there as a result of Matthew. SMH

          • AK27

            AK27 9:42 PM on October 6, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Homes wrecked..crops ruined..the aftermath is going to be worse :(

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 9:44 PM on October 6, 2016 Permalink

              Yup, and all that on top of the destruction still left over from the 2010 earthquake.

            • Seely_Iggy (Director)

              Seely_Iggy (Director) 4:22 AM on October 7, 2016 Permalink

              True G, the Haitians always seem to take the brunt of it. Hard to rebuild your country if it gets hit by natural disasters again and again. I think most of the deaths happened in Haiti.

            • Seely_Iggy (Director)

              Seely_Iggy (Director) 4:27 AM on October 7, 2016 Permalink

              Ak, yeah its gonna be pretty bad. I’m thankful that it does not look like Matthew is turning towards the panhandle. We are still recovering from the last hurricane.

              Boy, I’m glad to be returning home to Singapore soon. No more earthquakes or hurricanes. Just human stampedes during awesome sales from time to time.

            • AK27

              AK27 6:11 AM on October 7, 2016 Permalink

              I have been checkin’ in on the live coverage now and then…

              Oh and when did you decide to move back home ?

            • Seely_Iggy (Director)

              Seely_Iggy (Director) 6:43 AM on October 7, 2016 Permalink

              About a couple of months ago. I went to Singapore for a visit in July, got an unexpected job interview, followed by a job offer at a university in Singapore. Considering my parents are in their 70s and my nieces and nephews need their aunt, I decided to accept the offer and come home. I may return to the US some day. Regardless, will still follow the Lakers no matter where I land on this planet. Go Lakers!!!!!

        • AK27

          AK27 1:40 AM on October 7, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/153/590x/Spaghetti-model-718412.jpg

          A predictable hurricane..what a thing that would be ..

    • tate793

      tate793 9:01 PM on October 6, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Prayers sent, Seely. Stay safe.

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 5:55 AM on October 7, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks so much Tate. I think we’ll be ok. Matthew is hitting hard the east coast. We’re safely tucked away in the panhandle out of harm’s way.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:21 PM on October 6, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sending prayers you way!

    • keen observer

      keen observer 6:59 AM on October 7, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Stay dry, but stay HOT, Seely! Looks like this disaster may be averted.

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 7:06 AM on October 7, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Charming, Keen :)
        So far no fatalities in Florida and the storm hasn’t made landfall yet. Praying hard for it to go out into the Atlantic and play there instead.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:38 AM on October 7, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Tough times for Haiti. Hope you and everybody on the East coast is OK, Seely.
      More evidence that climate change is real and not just made up science.

  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 8:44 PM on September 1, 2016 Permalink  

    Hunkering down and bracing for Hurricane Hermine. It’s set to make landfall in Florida at midnight. A lot of areas in the neighborhood have already lost power.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:47 PM on September 1, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Batten down the hatches and stay safe!

    • tate793

      tate793 8:54 PM on September 1, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Take care, Seely!

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 9:15 PM on September 1, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I will….. we got food, water, candles, batteries, torch lights, etc, It’ll be okay.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 9:57 PM on September 1, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ll say a prayer that you and yours remain safe.

    • Seely_Iggy (Director)

      Seely_Iggy (Director) 11:22 PM on September 1, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Prayers and well wishes are always appreciated. The power has gone out and it’s candles, torches and phone keeping me from being in the dark. This is my first hurricane ever so I’m too worried to go to sleep. Staying up in case there’s an emergency.

      • mud

        mud 12:05 AM on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        got shutters and a basement?
        either way, be safe…

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 12:06 PM on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’m with all the others wishing you safe and secure my Blogger friend!

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 1:08 AM on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I feel you. Hang in there and be safe. We just had Madaline barely miss us but we got heavy rain. Now we are tracking Lester, he has 125 mile an hour sustain winds. He looks like he might miss us but then 2 years ago Ezelle looked like she would miss us until she took a hard left. I had no power for a week and a couple of trees fell across my drive way that I had to clear with a hand saw. I guess there is a price for living in the tropics. Be careful, you’re in my prayers.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:41 AM on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Stay safe. Seely. Our prayers and hopes are with you.

    • Seely_Iggy (Director)

      Seely_Iggy (Director) 12:05 PM on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wow, you’ve definitely seen more ‘action’. It was an uneventful night thankfully. The rain stopped by morning and the sun’s shining bright. No trees fell in our neighborhood and everybody is fine too. Roads are still blocked and power still out. But we live in Tallahassee, Florida’s state capital, and near the town center. So we expect that power will be up in a few hours. We got the bbq grill going and going through our perishable food. Thanls guys for the best wishes and support.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 12:07 PM on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Whew!

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 2:25 PM on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Got a friend that lives in Tallahassee, too, Seely …spoke with him earlier and he said there were over a 100,000 ppl without power down there.

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 5:05 PM on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I like how you added “Florida’s state capital” for the geographically challenged. It’s an unfortunate necessity in today’s modern times.

      • AK27

        AK27 5:07 PM on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        D**n..I thought you were still in Singapore….good to know you’re safe :)

  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 8:17 AM on August 13, 2016 Permalink  

    I know this has nothing to do with basketball, but I just gotta share my joy with sports-minded people. Singapore got its first gold medal in the Olympics yesterday. Joseph Schooling won the 100 m butterfly swim, beating out Michael Phelps, his idol since childhood. He also set a new world record. Well done, Joe. He made SIngaporeans feel so happy today:

    http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/ones-you-singapore-and-all-who-supported-me-schooling

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:27 AM on August 13, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Congrats. Was thinking of you when I saw the race, Seely. I also heard on the news a few days ago that he had the biggest monetary prize of any country since Singapore had never won a gold -- $750,000. Now that was a pretty dfamn good day for Joseph.

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 10:14 AM on August 13, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yup, that’s SIN $1 million… it pays to be the first!!!! The Singapore government had in the past “imported” talent, as in offer athletes Singapore citizenship to represent Singapore. Never won anything. Finally one of our own got the job done. Go Joe!!!

        • Magic Phil

          Magic Phil 3:18 PM on August 13, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          NICE!!! Congrats

          • Seely_Iggy (Director)

            Seely_Iggy (Director) 7:39 PM on August 13, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Thanks, Phil. It’s tough being just a little red dot on a map lol. So we’re really happy to hear our national anthem “Majulah Singapura” played at the Olympics and to have the light shone briefly onto our little nook of the world.

    • AK27

      AK27 10:31 AM on August 13, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Cool ! Happy for you, Seely :)

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 10:40 AM on August 13, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The amazing parts are the after event comments by both Schooling and Phelps. Phelps was so gracious while Schooling deferential and humble. Such a great display of sportsmanship.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:38 AM on August 13, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      So cool, I always root for the underdogs in the Olympics.

    • tate793

      tate793 11:15 AM on August 13, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Congratulations, Seely. Also, of note yesterday, Simone Manuel became the first African American woman to ever win an Olympic Gold Medal in swimming. She won the 100m Freestyle. Congratulations, Simone!

    • keen observer

      keen observer 3:29 PM on August 13, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I was thrilled when Michael Phelps told the interviewers to give Joe the time because he won the gold! So happy for you and Singapore, Seely!

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 7:36 PM on August 13, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks, Keen. Michael Phelps is so classy. He has inspired a whole generation of swimmers with his accomplishments and his character. I’m happy for Joe that he’s accomplished his dream. I can’t wait to see this young man go on to do more great things.

  • Seely_Iggy (Director)

    Seely_Iggy (Director) 7:09 PM on July 8, 2016 Permalink  

    looks like I’ve missed quite a lot. I’ve gone home to Singapore, and between the 30 hour flight and the excitement of seeing my family again after almost 7 long years…. Seems we have jose Calderon and 2 future picks. Thats good, I’ve always liked him. What else did I miss?

     
    • yellofever

      yellofever 7:43 PM on July 8, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I love the new title next to ur name seely. nicely done!

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