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  • tate793

    tate793 6:52 PM on December 12, 2017 Permalink |  

    Very winnable game, blown by crappy shooting. Ingram, Lopez and KCP = 15-45. Poor rebounding effort by Randle and Lopez (4 ea). Defense wilted late in game.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 6:54 PM on December 12, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Julius Randle got punk’d by a Pothead. Can’t make this stuff up.

  • tate793

    tate793 5:55 PM on December 12, 2017 Permalink |  

    Better than Brook, Randle, Zubac or Bogut. More passion, superior motor, spreads the floor, better rim protection, more atleticism and cap friendly.

     
  • tate793

    tate793 11:07 AM on December 11, 2017 Permalink |  

    “No way Kawhi is leaving the Spurs. Just doesn’t happen.”

    Say’s who? KD left OKC, Lebron left Cleveland, Lebron James then left Miami, Steve Nash left Dallas, DRose left Chicago, LaMarcus Aldridge left Portland, Shaq left Orlando….don’t say what “doesn’t happen.”

    Parker and Ginobili are gone after this year, Pop, likely, is too. LA is not enough to keep Kawhi in San Antonio.

    If Klay leaving GS can be rationalized, Kawhi leaving that s#ithole in TX can be, too.

     
    • AK27

      AK27 12:30 PM on December 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      None of the examples you offered involve a star leaving San Antonio. Perhaps that’s what Matt meant to say.

      Still, anything is possible.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:31 PM on December 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Tate, if Pop leaves, then I could conceivably see Kawhi considering it but only if they blow the hire of Pops replacement, which is highly unlikely. Pops and the organization have made the San Antonio Spurs a unique NBA destination for team first players. Once you’ve drank the Kool-Aid, you’re usually hooked.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 5:30 PM on December 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I agree, you just never know what will ultimately sway someone when they have the freedom to choose their destiny. If we could get KL here…that would be awesome, he’d actually top my list.

  • tate793

    tate793 11:14 AM on December 10, 2017 Permalink |  

    Great Homegrown Target for 2019 

    San Antonio Spurs wingman Kawhi Leonard, the young NBA star player from Riverside, California who has become of the most dangerous and spectacular players in the NBA. Spurs fans loves him, his family certainly adore him too and his lady Kishele Shipley feels incredible proud of him.

    Leonard, NBA’s 2014 Most Valuable player (MVP), and NBA Defensive Player of the year in 2015 was born in Los Angeles, California. He started playing basketball while he attended Canyon Springs High School, and then at King High during his junior year. Leonard graduated from San Diego State where he also gained notoriety in the basketball court.

    In 2010 he was named Mountain West Freshman of the Year. Mountain West Tournament MVP, the following year he made into the All Muntain West All-Tournament First and Third Team, he was also named All-Mountain West Defensive Team.

    Kawhi was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 15th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. Indiana traded him to the San Antonio Spurs along two more players in exchange for George Hill. Kawhi has continued to renew his contract with the Spurs, the final deal came in July, 2015 when re-signed a five-year deal, $90 million contract.

    Leonard who hosted his first Annual Youth Basketball Camp in 2012 in San Diego, California.

    According to reports Kawhi, a SDSU graduate, met his girlfriend Kishele while he was living in San Diego, after he was selected by the Spurs, she relocated to Texas.

    Kawhi Leonard’s has been keeping his relationship with girlfriend Kishele Shipley a secret in order to protect her, but when you are dating an athlete like Leonard there is no escaping the media much longer.

    Excerpt from….

    Spurs Kawhi Leonard’s Girlfriend Kishele Shipley

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:18 PM on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No way Kawhi is leaving the Spurs. Just doesn’t happen.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 2:11 PM on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Would be nice, but many things about him tell me that he has zero interest in playing for the Lakers.

      • tate793

        tate793 3:01 PM on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Such as? Being raised Southern CA, played college ball in Southern CA, held his Youth Camp in Southern CA and his wife (and her family) being from Southern CA, why wouldn’t he have an interest in playing for the Lakers?

        What are some of these “many things about him….”?

        • mclyne32 (Director) 3:25 PM on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          He’s very introverted.
          He doesn’t care about the spot light.
          He rarely does interviews.
          He plays for the best coach in the game.
          He plays for the most consistently good franchise in the NBA.
          The Spurs are building a team around him.
          The Spurs will dump piles of cash on him to stay.
          The whole, “I’m from the area, so I will inevitably wind up with my home team” story rarely plays out in reality.

          • tate793

            tate793 12:10 AM on December 11, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            He’s very introverted.
            He doesn’t care about the spot light.
            He rarely does interviews.
            He plays for the best coach in the game.
            He plays for the most consistently good franchise in the NBA.
            The Spurs are building a team around him.
            The Spurs will dump piles of cash on him to stay.
            The whole, “I’m from the area, so I will inevitably wind up with my home team” story rarely plays out in reality.

            1. Pesumptuous on your part.
            2. See #1
            3. So what?
            4. So dicd MJ, Shaq, Kobe, Scottie Pippin…..so what.
            5. So what?
            6. The Lakers have a better rebuild going. One that fits with Kawhi’s window.
            7. The Lakers will dump piles of cash on him to come.
            8. Played out with Lebron and Lonzo. Especially if you have the opportunity and your idol played there.

            https://twitter.com/Bballforeverfb/status/478378034341625856

            “2019 Free Agent. He’s a Cali product from Riverside, Pop will retire soon along with Ginobili/Parker, Aldridge is a big loser and wants out he’ll be gone. Who is Kawhi left with? Kawhi Leonard is the closest thing to Kobe in the league today and is the most top notch superstar in the league. He has said the only thing that matters to him is winning championships. He’s the best role model in the league dude is a superstar yet so humble legit think he’ll be the best player in the league sooner or later. I remember seeing how obsessed he was with winning when they put the camera on him while he was on the bench vs the Rockets getting wrecked G1 playoffs. I seen the same mannerisms from Lonzo Ball in hs one of the games they were losing. Lonzo/Kawhi are winners. He’s not staying in a losing situation for the rest of his career carrying his team to the 8th seed. He’d be my #1 option if possible I love this guy.”

            Reddit

    • tate793

      tate793 11:50 PM on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No way Kawhi is leaving the Spurs. Just doesn’t happen.

      Say’s who? KD left OKC, Lebron left Cleveland, Lebron James then left Miami, Steve Nash left Dallas, DRose left Chicago, LaMarcus Aldridge left Portland, Shaq left Orlando….don’t tell me what “doesn’t happen.”

  • tate793

    tate793 8:25 AM on December 10, 2017 Permalink |  

    I remember this, on the way to the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, do you?

     
  • tate793

    tate793 11:13 PM on December 5, 2017 Permalink  

    Tom, you would choose Klay Thompson over Jimmy Butler? They’re both FAs in 2019.

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:39 AM on December 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I would definitely take Klay. His personality and approach to the game is more in line with what we are trying to build. I think he is a better player and fit than Butler.

      • tate793

        tate793 10:59 AM on December 6, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Butler is a way better defender than Klay. Better rebounder and has a toughness that eludes Klay. We need, at least, a modicum of toughness in the back court.

  • tate793

    tate793 11:08 PM on December 5, 2017 Permalink  

    Growing Up

    I remember once when my dad gave me money to pay the electricity bill but, instead, I bought a lottery ticket for a brand new car. When i got home, I explained to my dad what i did and he beat the crap out of me. But the next day, when my dad woke up, and opened the door, outside of my house was a brand new car. We all cried. Especially me. Because the car was from the electricity company. They were there to turn off the electricity. My dad beat the crap out of me, again.

    Hahaha!

     
  • tate793

    tate793 1:09 AM on December 3, 2017 Permalink  

     
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    tate793 1:05 AM on December 3, 2017 Permalink  

     
  • tate793

    tate793 9:11 PM on December 2, 2017 Permalink  

     
  • tate793

    tate793 2:34 PM on December 2, 2017 Permalink  

    Elephants are the only animal that cannot jump.

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 2:59 PM on December 2, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      : )

    • mud

      mud 3:16 PM on December 2, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      snakes don’t jump.
      axolotls don’t jump.
      slugs don’t jump.
      tree sloths don’t jump.
      earthworms don’t jump.
      anemones don’t jump

      i can go on…

    • tate793

      tate793 4:31 PM on December 2, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      There was a popular myth for a long time that the Elephant was the only animal that could not jump. While it is true that the elephant is unable to jump in the true sense of the word, there are also many other animals that cannot achieve lift off as it were. As well as this there are a massive amount of other animals who can either not jump very well, or who do not do so, even though they probably could. So determining the difference between those who cant and those who don’t is something that needs to be addressed when identifying animals that cant jump.

      The elephant cannot jump cleanly into the air. That is to say, purposefully propel themselves clearly off the ground from either a standing or running start. They can sometimes reach speeds when running where all four of their limbs might be off the ground for a split second. But to most people this could hardly be considered a real jump. The elephant’s inability to jump is basically due to two reasons. Firstly they don’t need to jump in their entire lives, they have no natural predators (other than man). They also don’t need to jump to reach their food because they have the ability to uproot trees rather then jumping to reach the leaves and fruit.

      The second reason is that because they are so large and heavy, it would be extremely hard for them to successfully jump even if they had inclination to. Their muscles aren’t strong enough to lift them from the ground in a single movement. Also because of the way their legs and spine is constructed, they don’t have a good base for achieving any momentum. That is on contrast to something like a kangaroo for example, which has an excellent base for allowing them to gather momentum and jump high.

      However the elephant is far from alone in its lack of being able to jump. There are all manner of other creatures that don’t or can’t jump. The rhino for example cannot jump, for similar reasons to the elephant. Creatures that live permanently in the trees such as sloths also probably cannot jump. In the sloths case this is because of a very slow metabolism that makes them very slow moving, making the fast, sudden motion needed for a jump impossible.

      On the subject of animals that live in the sea and fish, I would have to say that they could all jump. They are all capable of clearing the surface of the water if they need to, and many do with spectacular results, such as dolphins. The idea that they should not be counted as being able to jump because of them being in the sea is ridiculous. And also most sea creatures when caught will also jump and thrash around on the boat, which constitutes a jump.

      There are some smaller animals that cannot jump as well. There are many species of snake that cannot jump in the true sense. Most of them can lunge when trying to bite something. But not many can actually have their entire body leave the ground. Similarly tortoises cannot jump, because of the weight of the shell that they carry. As well as that they are very slow moving and could not achieve the speed of sudden motion required to jump.

      There are many insects and crustaceans that cannot jump as well. Things such as ants, some spiders, crabs, worms etc. This is because for a smaller mass to move through the air, more energy is required compared to their body size than something larger. So in effect they feel the effects of gravity more because they are smaller. This is similar to how some insects can walk on water, but we cant.

      So the reality is that there isn’t only one animal that cannot jump, but a lot. There are also those that never do jump, so it is difficult to see whether they could in theory. Most large animals don’t need to jump for any reason. Bulls, rhinos, elephants etc don’t have to jump away from anything or try to reach higher than they already can for food. So to them not being able to jump is really a non-issue.

      *****************************************************

      So, I got some bad info. Woopeedoo.

      You missed “walrus” in your google attempt.

    • tate793

      tate793 6:24 PM on December 2, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

  • tate793

    tate793 10:45 PM on November 29, 2017 Permalink  

    Missed 5 free throws – lost the game by 4 pts. SMH

    It’s not always the big things that cost you games, little things can slay you, as well. Not blocking out, lazy rebounding erfforts, careless forays into the paint and silly fouls will cost you in the long run.

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 7:53 AM on November 30, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Come on Mr. Tate, they missed some, too. We played over our heads and they played pretty lazily as one would expect.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:10 PM on November 30, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The Lakers shot a remarkable 20/25 from the free throw line in last night’s game. Aside from converting 80 percent from the line as team, individuals stepped their game up as well. Although Lonzo attempted only two free throws, he made both. Brandon Ingram and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also shot well from the line as they combined to shoot 11/13.

      https://lakeshowlife.com/2017/11/30/los-angeles-lakers-3-takeaways-from-loss-against-golden-state-warriors/4/

      • tate793

        tate793 5:45 PM on November 30, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The only f*cking thing I’m saying is that missed free throws can cost you the game. I distinctly remember being you asking me, “How many games we’ve lost by missing fred throw?” The answer, now, is 6. Instead of being 11th, we’d be 3rd-seeded.

        Quote all the f*cking numbers you want, fact remains, had they made their free throws they would have won the game. For the sixth time.

        We’re 10th in the # of free throws attempted (23.7) but 15th in the number made (16.8). That makes us DEAD LAST in FT% (30th).

        Now, roll that up in your zig zag and smoke it!

        Yeah, all teams miss a few, but, we are missing MORE than any team.

  • tate793

    tate793 12:00 PM on November 29, 2017 Permalink  

    Nick Young says he’s going to ‘try to kill’ the Lakers in his revenge game 

    Swaggy P is making his return to Staples Center Wednesday night and he’s coming for blood.

    by Christian Rivas@RadRivas Nov 28, 2017, 3:04pm PST

    After spending four years with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers, Nick Young will be making his way back to STAPLES Center for the first time since signing with the reigning league champions, the Golden State Warriors.

    Ahead of Wednesday night’s matchup, he shared his thoughts on getting his first crack at his former team with Mark Medina of Mercury News, and it doesn’t sound like he’ll be taking it easy.

    “I’m going to go in and try to kill them guys,” Young told the Bay Area News Group in between laughs. “I’m going to be talking trash and just having fun.”
    Young formed several close relationships with his teammates in his four years with the Lakers, namely Jordan Clarkson, who was one of his closest friends on the team. Prior to signing with the Warriors this summer, Young was the longest tenured player on the Lakers roster.

    Now in Oakland, Young is surrounded by the most talent he’s seen in his 10-year career, including a pair of former MVPs in Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. While he’s not starting 60 games like he was last year or getting the same amount of touches (10.6 FGA per game), Young has no problem passing to his superstar teammates, who he says can actually make shots, unlike his former teammates.

    “Those guys couldn’t make shots,” Young joked. “I was passing, but they just couldn’t make shots. Here, we make a lot of shots.”

    The Warriors currently lead the league in field goal percentage (50.7 percent) and only trail the Indiana Pacers in three-point percentage (40.9). Meanwhile, the Lakers are struggling to shoot the three-ball, shooting a league-worst 31.3 percent from behind the arc this season. Young led the Lakers in three-point shooting last season, and even represented the purple and gold at All-Star weekend in the three-point shooting contest.

    A fan favorite during his tenure with the Lakers, Young is sure to receive a warm welcome from the home crowd at Staples on Wednesday. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. PST.

    https://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2017/11/28/16712578/la-lakers-news-nick-young-revenge-game-golden-state-warriors

    **************************************************************************************

    Funny, how these “click-bait” spintards manufacture fake narratives. The whole gist of the article was Nick Young is coming back to Staples tonight, with the defending champs, to play a game that he might see extended minutes.

    The rest of it was all in fun. There ain’t no “revenge” to be had. Nick wasn’t traded, he chose to sign elsewhere. His beef would be with the 2nd 2nd Coming who’s now in Brooklyn with the 1st 2nd Coming.

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 2:13 PM on November 29, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Who cares?
      One dimensional players will never get respect from me.
      He can blabber all he likes.

      • tate793

        tate793 3:03 PM on November 29, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I doubt if Nick worries about you not respecting him.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 7:51 PM on November 29, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          And I’m not ever going to lose sleep over what spoiled jocks,who are coddled from a very young age, say, or think.

  • tate793

    tate793 4:51 AM on November 22, 2017 Permalink  

     
  • tate793

    tate793 10:32 AM on November 21, 2017 Permalink  

    Looking at the future FAs/RFAs, 2019, along with Klay Thompson (who might not want to leave GS) there is an equally as talented SG in Jimmy Butler in Minny, as well as a pair of nice SFs Tobias Harris and Kawhi Leonard. While we’re at it, we could also throw a poison pill at KAT (if we weren’t able to land Cousins in 18) or a lesser poison pill at WCS. And, what if Kyrie isn’t satisfied being a Greenie? Maybe, he’ll want to come west and challenge Curry and Co.

    Lot of viable alternatives to throwing max money at a declining LeBron. Lot of viable alternatives to a PG who might want to remain with Brodie in OKC.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 10:47 AM on November 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      If you’re playing man to man (shot contest) you’re taking on the responsibility of saying you’ll do your job. I’m seeing a lot more of that, the tenacity, than necessarily anything scheme wise yet.

      Zo, Ingram and KCP are all willing to run back on D consistently, from the numbers. Which is a huge difference in defending 3’s In transition.

      A lot of nice things.

    • tate793

      tate793 10:52 AM on November 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yep

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