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  • tate793

    tate793 8:18 PM on June 21, 2017 Permalink |  

    @ Tom & DJ – “Aaron Judge who?” 

  • tate793

    tate793 10:36 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink |  

  • tate793

    tate793 10:21 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink |  

    See screenshot above

  • tate793

    tate793 7:17 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink |  

    What Brook brings to the table.

  • tate793

    tate793 2:27 AM on June 18, 2017 Permalink |  

  • tate793

    tate793 11:42 AM on June 17, 2017 Permalink |  


  • tate793

    tate793 7:05 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink |  

    ….rain on Tom’s parade


    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:10 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sorry to disappoint you, Tate. This is actually good news as it reduces the chance Boston or somebody drafts Lonzo Ball #1. Lakers are now pretty much locked into Lonzo Ball, especially after Jackson’s poor workout yesterday. Celtics can have him. Sixers can have Fultz. Lakers want Ball.

      • tate793

        tate793 7:23 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        If Jackson goes first, to eithef Boston or Philly, there’s a 50/50 chance Lakers pick could be Fultz. He brings it on both sides of the ball (pun intended). There’s a reason he’s been the consensus #1 pick, thus far. Fultz “murdered” his 1st workout with the Lakers. Wonder what a 2nd workout will bring?

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 7:26 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          The point of all this is that neither team wants to take Jackson at #1.

          • DJ2KB24

            DJ2KB24 7:51 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Think I will be pleased with Fultz, Ball or Fox. Perhaps a good pick at 28?

          • tate793

            tate793 8:09 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Not necessarily…

            From the aforementioned article:

            “While it is widely assumed in league circles that the Sixers would target Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick, sources say Philadelphia and Boston are likewise high on Kansas forward Josh Jackson.”

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 8:29 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink

              High on him at #3.
              That’s why Ainge is looking to move down.

            • tate793

              tate793 9:26 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink

              Ok, got it.

  • tate793

    tate793 5:38 PM on June 14, 2017 Permalink |  

    David won’t be denied. Jordan Clarkson better take note.

    • Worthy42

      Worthy42 4:33 AM on June 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I like this kid as well. Both of my wife’s brothers went to SLO and hyped David quite a bit. Tough and skilled.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:38 AM on June 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      One of last season’s diamonds in the rough. What I like best about David is he really knows HIS game. Does what he does and he does it very well. There is a huge need for players like that. Total team guy and I hope he sticks.

      • tate793

        tate793 11:02 AM on June 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Love his aggresive defense and the way he attacks the rim. Will compliment any backcourt mate and can really help himself by mastering the 3pt shot.

  • tate793

    tate793 2:48 PM on June 14, 2017 Permalink |  

    One thing, huge thing, you have completely overlooked, Tom. You credit Lonzo ball with UCLA’s complete turnaround.

    There were, however, 2 other factors in their season if good fortune.

    1. Ike Anigbogu
    2. T. J. Leaf

    Two other major contributors to UCLA’s season, that came on board with Lonzo, and are projected 1st round picks

    • keen observer

      keen observer 2:56 PM on June 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Anigbogu was more of a rotation player, but Aaron Holliday and Thomas Welsh were key contributors. There’s no question that Lonzo was the leader of the team and made everyone else better. It seems like you like him as well, but are just playing devil’s advocate and would be perfectly fine with either Jackson or Fox. Personally, I think Lonzo has superstar potential, but would not be upset if they took Jackson. I think they’ll draft Lonzo.

      • tate793

        tate793 3:32 PM on June 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        T.J. Leaf was a favorite target, albeit , at times, a “safety valve”. Both he, and Anigbogu are projected 1st Round picks.

        I do like Lonzo. And, much like you, don’t think we can possibly go wrong with any of the lottery choices. I have to admit, though, I’d be a tad big nervous swapping #2 for SAC’s #5 & #10.

        Devil’s advocate? Somewhat. But more of a “Tom, enough already!” From D’Antoni, to Chander Parsons, from Lukd Walton to “stretch” this, that or the other. From the Warriors to the Yankees, from Harrison Barnes to Willie Cauley-Stein, from Jordan Bell to Lauri Markkanen, from D.j. Wilson to Paul George………

        • keen observer

          keen observer 3:40 PM on June 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I think TJ Leaf will be a better NBA player than let’s say, Frank Kaminski. He might surprise and even be better than Lauri Markkanen. He has a nose for the ball, a nice touch and otherwise great basketball instincts. There is no question that the Bruins were a much better team with him on the floor and he had great chemistry with Lonzo.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 3:32 PM on June 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yeah..I’ve been meaning to point this out but never got around to it. This narrative that Lonzo single-handedly turned UCLA around is way overblown. Two other 1st round picks walked on campus the same day he did. Maybe if Fultz had that kinda talent around him then he wouldn’t be hung with the tag that he doesn’t make anybody better. The Huskies weren’t getting top 10 recruiting classes up there and it’s a big reason why Romar got canned….

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 3:35 PM on June 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Neither did Mizzou even with Michael Porter Jr.. Heck, if his Dad wasn’t an assistant, he goes to his HS Coach Brandon Roy’s alma mater.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 3:51 PM on June 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I generally find the notion that one player transforms a team’s fortunes pretty laughable. If anything, the right role player, or beta talent, allows an alpha player to truly maximize their talent.

      Take Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Playing with Magic allowed him to extend his career. Sure, he had to work for some shots, but Magic also made sure he hit him in his spots for quick sky-hooks, easy dunks/layups, or kicked it out for a borderline set shots. Heck, take Magic Johnson, on literally any other team in the Association Magic would have been great. but he had the ultimate pressure release valve for a jammed up offense in Kareem. Both of them had Cooper and Worthy to open up the floor and get easy buckets in transition.

      Take Shaq and Kobe, Shaq was a beast who likely would have won at least one ring playing for some team or another at some point. But when he was paired with an NBA-ready version of Kobe Bryant they formed an unstoppable tandem. While Shaq liked to poke fun at Bryant for over-shooting he also called him ‘my idol’ after his tip-in rebound against the Spurs. They romped to three straight titles. They also had Rick Fox, Brian Shaw Robert Horry and bevvy of talented role players to maximize the spacing and playmaking of Phil’s triangle.

      Without Shaq, in his prime Kobe struggled to even make the playoffs, let alone advance to the Finals. Enter Andrew Bynum and late Pau Gasol. Pairing Bryant with a big who commanded a double-team was all in his prime Kobe needed to become, yet again, an unstoppable force. That team also had dynamic and above average role players, specifically Lamar Odom and Derek Fisher, that maximized Phil’s schemes with their passing and NBA IQ.

      Bottom line: nobody does it alone. Lonzo Ball doesn’t put up those numbers playing with just anybody, he wouldn’t take a bunch of rec league players very far. But when a good player is surrounded by talent they can approach greatness and when a great player is surrounded by talent they start to approach legendary and that is never going to change, no matter what heigh the ball is being played at.

  • tate793

    tate793 3:49 PM on June 10, 2017 Permalink  

    Well Whaddya Know? Vehicle Derek Fisher Was Driving During Arrest Registered To Matt Barnes! 

    Vehicle Derek Fisher Was Driving During Arrest Registered To Matt Barnes
    By Nick Torres – 06/10/2017

    Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

    As many have heard former Lakers point guard and New York Knicks head coach, Derek Fisher, was arrested last weekend on suspicion of DUI. Accompanying him was his girlfriend, Gloria Govan, when the 2015 Cadillac Escalade they were driving in drifted off the side of the road and landed on its roof.

    The SUV suffered severe damage, but fortunately Fisher and Govan were uninjured. Govan is the ex-wife of former Laker and current Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes and it is no secret that Fisher and Barnes have had their differences.

    To make matters worse for Fisher, the Escalade he and Govan were in was registered to Barnes according to TMZ:

    The SUV that Derek Fisher wrecked over the weekend in his DUI crash is registered to one Matthew K. Barnes… TMZ Sports has learned […] In fact, we’re told the Golden State Warriors star had given the Escalade to Gloria specifically “for the kids.”

    The bad blood between the two stems back in October 2015 when Barnes found out Fisher was romancing his ex-wife. At the time Barnes and Govan were in the process of getting a divorce. Barnes, who at the time was member of the Memphis Grizzlies, drove to Govan’s house and confronted Fisher. The two fought each other but Fisher left before police could arrive.

    Fisher was last in the NBA in February of 2016 when he was the head coach of the Knicks. He appeared on Spectrum SportsNet this past season as an in-studio analyst for Lakers games. Barnes is currently one win away from winning an NBA Championship as a member of the Golden State Warriors.

    There is no telling when the tension between the two will fade, but as long as Fisher is dating Govan, which would mean Fisher would be around Barnes’ children, there are sure to be some uneasy times.

  • tate793

    tate793 2:25 AM on June 10, 2017 Permalink  

  • tate793

    tate793 7:41 PM on June 9, 2017 Permalink  

    Draymong Green is going to get his clock cleaned, one day; be it by another player or karma. His elbow to Shumpert’s head was chickensh*t and shoulda been a flagrant 2. His histrionics after the fact are ridiculous.

    CAVS lit them up for 86pts in the first half.

  • tate793

    tate793 8:39 PM on June 7, 2017 Permalink  


  • tate793

    tate793 7:40 PM on June 6, 2017 Permalink  

  • tate793

    tate793 1:00 AM on June 6, 2017 Permalink  

    Tom went to the doctor the other day……

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