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  • tate793

    tate793 1:23 AM on April 29, 2017 Permalink |  

  • tate793

    tate793 11:16 PM on April 26, 2017 Permalink |  

  • tate793

    tate793 7:43 PM on April 22, 2017 Permalink |  

    Erin Moran, starring as Joanie Cunningham in Happy Days, dead at 56.

  • tate793

    tate793 1:21 PM on April 22, 2017 Permalink |  

  • tate793

    tate793 10:08 AM on April 21, 2017 Permalink |  

    The “Man”! 

    Better than Kawhi?
    Better than PG?
    Better than Russell?
    Better than AD?
    Better than Jimmy?

    Plus, he’s got that Mambatude!

  • tate793

    tate793 10:41 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink  

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 10:54 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Should have been a coach a while ago. Fiz isn’t a political animal.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 5:34 AM on April 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      “They not gonna rook us!”
      “Take that for data!”

      Two of the best lines of the season…lol

    • mclyne32 (Director) 9:12 AM on April 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      DROP THE MIC!!!!

  • tate793

    tate793 6:28 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink  

    REPORT: “No One Is Safe” On Lakers This Offseason 

    Magic Johnson and the Lakers appear ready to dhake things up this summer.

    The Los Angeles Lakers are still in rebuilding mode.

    While the team did have its best record in three years during the 2016-17 campaign, it was the still the fourth consecutive season that the Lakers finished with below 30 victories. That is a far cry from the franchise that has won 16 collective titles and one that only as recently as 2010 won back-to-back NBA championships.

    According to Mark Medina (via LA AM 570 Sports), “no one is safe” on the Lakers’ roster this offseason:

    “On one hand, [Pelinka] is going to be aggressive in trying to come up with deals to upgrade this team,” Medina said. “But he is very mindful that you aren’t going to make a trade just for the sake of making a splash. It has the be a good deal. He likes this young core as far as their potential, but they’re giving these guys a laundry list of things to work on to improve their game.

    “If I had to guess, there are definitely going to be changes made. But as far as who stays and who leaves, it’s obviously hard to tell at this point.”

    An abundance of uncertainty and no definitive face of the franchise going forward appears to have left the Lakers in a situation where no player is untouchable at the moment.

    “No one is safe,” Medina said. “They don’t have a Kobe Bryant on the team anymore, so everyone is on the table right now.”

    This doesn’t come as a shock as Rob Pelinka’s public comments have indicated that no player on the Lakers roster is untouchable. Considering the team doesn’t have a real identity or a clear-cut franchise player, that philosophy only makes sense.

    Considering the Lakers have a good chance at retaining their top-three draft pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, it should be interesting to see how Los Angeles handles its overload of young players during the offseason. If the Lakers do draft UCLA prospect Lonzo Ball with a top-three selection, where does that leave D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson? Furthermore, what will the team do with two veterans over the age of 30 that they have little use for (Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng)?

    Expect this offseason to be a very busy one for the first-year general manager.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 8:10 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Well, there’s your slight of hand. Rather than being tight lipped, these are outside the box distractions. He’s taking lessons from our esteemed President. LOL! Watch Magic start tweet storming at 3:00 a.m.

    • p ang

      p ang 8:10 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Allstars that are supposedly moveable: Cousins, Butler. Melo and Paul George.

      Go git, Magic.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 8:28 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Wonder about Westy after Houston drubs them and shows him he ain’t winning nuttin in OKC?

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 8:50 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The only guy actually quoted here is Mark Medina..lol

  • tate793

    tate793 3:10 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink  

    “Hi! My name is actually David Nwaba : )

    • keen observer

      keen observer 3:29 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I love this kid. This is a “think out of the box” type of talent because we desperately need perimeter defenders in a day and age when teams “live by the 2 or die by the 2.” Situational players like him who can guard players all over the court are essential in this changing NBA, whether or not he can shoot.

      I also like Tyler Ennis and if we don’t keep the pick, he could be the ideal back up point guard to supplement DLo and Clarkson. Just by injecting him with confidence, his perimeter shooting improved instantly. If we keep the pick and draft Ball or one of the other highly touted guards, Ennis might not be back (or Russell; or Clarkson .. who knows).

      I didn’t realize that if we draft 1, 2 or 3 AND 28, that we lose 33 to the Magic (although I did know that the 2019 first remains ours, but did not know that one of the two seconds it turns into under that scenario is this year). So if we lose the pick, we then get 28 and 33 this year, similar to 2015 when we drafted Larry Nance, Jr. at 27 and Anthony Brown at 34. One became and NBA player; one didn’t. Many fans hoped we would draft Brown at 27 given the draft boards that led up to the draft and his supposed “3 and D” skills, and scratched their heads when we selected the not-so highly touted Nance, Jr. Regardless, if we lose the pick and one of these two picks sticks and becomes a legit NBA rotation player and we keep 2018, would that be the end of the world? Of course keeping the pick is a much preferable scenario, but I can still see us coming up smelling like a rose either way, especially if that results in Tyler Ennis staying with us and turning into a solid rotation player.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 4:28 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Are you actually KobeMVP88 or do you just parrot his lame-a*s takes?

        The Lakers’ 2017 Draft and Summer Moves
        Postby KobeMVP888 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:24 pm
        Thought I’d start this thread now. I didn’t realize that we have the 33rd pick in case we lose the top 3 pick, but lose it if we keep the top 3 pick. Last time we had something similar, got got Larry Nance, then Anthony Brown. One stuck, one didn’t, so I’ll take those odds if we lose the pick.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 4:55 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Either I’m a parrot, he’s a parrot or we’re both smart.

          • MongoSlade

            MongoSlade 5:06 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Both lame-azzes..that’s for certain.

            • keen observer

              keen observer 8:08 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink

              I’ll take that as a compliment. I remember him from the LA Times. Where does he post?

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:19 AM on April 18, 2017 Permalink

              LOL. Busted. Hello, Kenny!
              How about them Yankees?

            • mclyne32 (Director) 9:08 AM on April 18, 2017 Permalink

              Kenny was a blow hard- but entertaining at the same time.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:41 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I like Nwaba, Ennis, Robinson, and Black as roster fillers for next year.
      Each has something unique that the Lakers lack as a team.
      Would love to see Swaggy P hang around to give us a scorer off the bench.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 3:59 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      All these dudes are ok but they’re just that…a buncha ok dudes.

    • tate793

      tate793 5:05 PM on April 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Guys may not “move the needle”, but how many times did we see our 2nd unit actually outscore our starters? Or, see them play us back into the game? Maybe there’s less pressure on the bench guys, or maybe the bar was raised by the likes of Trevor, Manu, Lamar, Lou, etc. Whatever the case may be, the outlook for the future is brighter than it was last year at this time.

  • tate793

    tate793 10:40 PM on April 16, 2017 Permalink  

    The recurring narrative, of a pleasant roster conundrum, is refreshing.
    Ball, Fultz, Fox, Jackson – PG, Butler, Griffin, Gordon

    A bounce back season for Deng.

  • tate793

    tate793 7:41 PM on April 15, 2017 Permalink  

    Happy Resurrection Day to all Lakerholics!

  • tate793

    tate793 5:57 PM on April 15, 2017 Permalink  

    Report: Celtics PG Isaiah Thomas’ sister dies in a car accident

    On the eve of their first game of the 2017 NBA playoffs, tragedy has struck the family of Boston Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas.

    According to a report from KIRO7.com, the Washington State Patrol has confirmed that Thomas’ younger sister was killed after being involved in a single-car accident on Saturday morning early Saturday morning on southbound Interstate 5 near South 288th Street.

    The Tacoma woman who died in a one-car accident on Interstate 5 in Federal Way Saturday morning is Chyna J. Thomas, 22, the sister of NBA star Isaiah Thomas, according to family friends.

    Chyna Thomas died at the scene of the accident on the shoulder of I-5, according to the Washington State Patrol who identified her.

    The wreck occurred around 5 a.m. on southbound Interstate 5 near South 288th Street, according to the Washington State Patrol.

    Witnesses reported that the car, a 1998 Toyota Camry, was being driven normally at first.

    The car traveled about 50 feet partially off the roadway until it hit a Jersey barrier.

    The car came to rest on top of the barrier and against a large metal pole holding a carpool sign on the shoulder of the freeway.

    The State Patrol reports that Chyna Thomas was not wearing her seat belt.

    Thomas and the Celtics are scheduled to host the Chicago Bulls at TD Garden on Sunday night with the opening tip scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET.

    At this time, it is unknown whether this incident will have any impact on Thomas’ availability for Game 1 of their best-of-seven series.

  • tate793

    tate793 10:44 PM on April 13, 2017 Permalink  

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 11:45 PM on April 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      “The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again” – Jimi Hendrix

    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 8:58 AM on April 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yes I do.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:27 AM on April 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      If I were a teen ager then, I would have been there.

  • tate793

    tate793 7:01 PM on April 5, 2017 Permalink  

    When One’s Ability to “Observe” Surpasses One’s Ability to Comprehend. 

    “The fact that you HATED a player who the Lakers would have never won their last two championships without says a lot about you, too.” Keen

    That disdain only emerged once his covert shenanigans became evident. His sh!tty perfotmane against Big Baby, Leon Powe & KG in the 08 Finals.

    Then the stupid sequence of plays vs Dirk and the MAVs.

    Then there was the stupid as$ turn over vs OKC, a year later.

    Even Phil had his fill of Gasol’s Foo Foo game!

    Then all the crap comes out about Shannon Brown poking his gal, and he set out to destroy the Lakers from within.

    The clandestine phone call to his ageny asking him to get the deal nixed.

  • tate793

    tate793 3:28 PM on April 2, 2017 Permalink  

    Hollow, empty, meaningless win. Against a team that had nothing to lose. Memphis has already clinced a playoff spot – a win would not have improved their seeding. But, would certainly diminish Laker odds of lottery hopes.

    It’s been pretty much established who has heart, who has no quit in them and who is willing to defend. Pretty sad when the leading scorer plays 36 mins and has a +/- of -9.

    Hollow, empty, meaningless win.

    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 4:10 PM on April 2, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      :( We tied and we will overtake Suns, no question. Ain’t that great! I think if we lose one more game though, we finished 3rd, still hope.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 7:43 PM on April 2, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As long as D’Angelo Russell remains a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, this blog will continue to have hollow, empty, meaningless posts like that of yours, Mr. Tate. Enough is enough.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 11:22 AM on April 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Keep telling others they can’t have their own OPINION.
        It’s been working quite well for you so far.

    • tate793

      tate793 8:36 PM on April 2, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Mr. Keen, kindly direct your vitriol towards others, not me. Up til now, I have refrained from retaliatory retorts -- not wanting to descend to that level. My opinion is mine to express, and I will do so at my whim.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:36 PM on April 2, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I loved this win. It’s a reward for hard work and effort. Not the players fault FO made a bad trades and deals. Just doing their job. Coaches, too. If we keep it, it’s all luck anyhow. I hope we win out.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:32 AM on April 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Count me as another Lakers fan who doesn’t think this was a hollow victory or that our team and its future sucks. Loved how we controlled the boards and finished the game strong.

      • John M.

        John M. 10:33 AM on April 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        They’ll be lucky to win 3 of the last 5, and would still finish no worse than 3rd from the bottom. I’m rooting for both a good vibe to finish the year and a fortunate result in the lottery, two steps toward a better year next season. Interesting to hear what Jr. had to say in the locker room yesterday about their growth and how it pertains to the core’s future. Hopefully he’s got the inside track on the FO’s plan to keep it together; I maintain my opinion it’s too early to trade these guys.

    • tate793

      tate793 12:42 PM on April 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Well, if that’s the case, then why all the hoopla to move Lou? I don’t think our team, or, it’s futuŕe, sucks. I think the “sucking” part was in the front office, and has now been replaced.

      Also, people that change their “tune”, one moment, to the next, are a hoot. Waffling in the winds of indecision. Okafor, no Russell. Simmons? No, Ingram. Ball, no, Fox, no Josh, no Tatum and Malik, no Ball. Chandler Parsons, no, Gordon Hayward, no, Harrison Barnes, no Tobias Harris, no Khris Middleton, no Goran Dragic, no Kevin Love, no DeMar DeRozan, no Nocolas Batum, no Al Horford, no Ryan Anderson, no Bismack Biyombo, no Hassan Whiteside…..

  • tate793

    tate793 10:15 AM on April 2, 2017 Permalink  

    Laker Highlights vs Clippers Features Reserves 

    David Nwaba
    Thomas Robinson
    Tarik Black
    Corey Brewer
    Tyler Innis
    Larry Nance Jr

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 5:33 PM on April 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Watching Thomas Robinson the last cou8ple of games makes me scratch my head all the more how/why he vanished so suddenly and totally from Luke’s rotation. Chalk it up to a rookie mistake, I suppose. Glad he’s back and hope he returns to us next season. That second unit is a joy to watch.

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