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Originally Posted by sexandcandy View Post
I like Collison. He's also from UCLA. He was a beast for half the season in NO filling in for Paul. I had big expectations for him this year but I don't think he fit in with the IND system. Plus their coach was weird with his minutes early on. He could be a great passing PG who can also score

Yep. Plus next year is the last year IND has an option on him, so he could be available. I think he's a good player.
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How much money will Jerry Buss throw at Coach K? He's unlikely to leave Duke, but you never know until you try.
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Now that's how you make a 30-point blowout interesting.
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Originally Posted by sexandcandy View Post
I'll buy it from you saying you liked the Sonics, even though they were huge rivals to the Lakers in the 90s.

I don't really hate on teams outside of Boston and that is just because KG, Pierce, Perkins, Rondo, etc... created such a perfect douchebacg group. I don't even hate on Miami now, I just hate the antics Lebron brought to South Beach. I don't hate on the Spurs, I just like pissing Steve off. In the 90's, although I'm a Lakers fan but my favorite player was Jordan and was actually cheering for Chicago to win in the East all the time.

As for the PG situation, I really though Blake would adapt to the system well but he didn't. I read reports that he picked up the triangle quick but for some reason he just couldn't knock down those open 3's. I really would rather they get DWill though but I know that it will be difficult to pull off. A scoring PG in a Laker jersey would be a nice change. Westbrook could be a good and he'd get better as he matures but right now dude is just too confident, he pretty much shot the OKC out of the game in the 4th yesterday. He is ballin right now though and still have some upside, OKC would be crazy to get rid of him.
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
What does the last 18 games have to do with anything? Last year they weren't better. LA was a better team. Even earlier this year, Dallas hadn't fully developed their defensive game.

I did watch. What I saw was a Mavs team that presented significant mismatch problems for the Lakers. The Lakers bigs are effective at hammering people inside. But when you've got a 7 footer who is a threat to either pound the ball inside or step out and shoot 40+% from the arc, the Lakers are (or anyone is) simply defenseless. When that player is also effective at exploiting double teams AND has great scoring options to dish off to, it makes for a pretty damned good team.

As for the Mavs packing the paint, I think you have things reversed. Once it became clear that LA couldn't shoot, Carlile decided to take away the interior until they LA proved they needed to guard the perimeter. Until LA proved they could hit the shot doing anything else would have been incompetent coaching. Dallas has significantly improved its perimeter defense this year. That they didn't need it in this series doesn't mean they were bad at it, just that LA didn't make them use it.

Face it. LA isn't losing. Dallas is winning.

no question who was the better, and the classier, team. that was humiliating. disgusting.
and just to be clear, my "did you watch" comment wasn't directed at you, but at someone who was asking why the lakers weren't pounding it inside.
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post
no question who was the better, and the classier, team. that was humiliating. disgusting.
and just to be clear, my "did you watch" comment wasn't directed at you, but at someone who was asking why the lakers weren't pounding it inside.

Ah...got it.
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OK...this Rondo elbow thing is now starting to piss me off. They've not only showed it over-and-over-and-over, now TNT has even edited it into one of their montage packages. There is just no avoiding it.
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post
no question who was the better, and the classier, team. that was humiliating. disgusting.
and just to be clear, my "did you watch" comment wasn't directed at you, but at someone who was asking why the lakers weren't pounding it inside.

i'm kinda thinking magic was right yesterday when he said the busses were going to blow up the team. kobe will be back; i wouldn't be surprised to see bynum back ... that was a really punk move, but up to then he had been one of the laker's few bright spots in teh playoffs (and i'm going back to new orleans). plus, apparently buss jr "discovered" him and is heavily invested pride-wise. i think this series was probably the worst thing that could have happened to bshaw. my guess is they'll want to start with a clean slate. i wouldn't be at all surprised to see byron scott come in. maybe his penance in cleveland will pay off. at least he was miles from the car crash.
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From my angle (I was in the second deck about even with the basket), I couldn't really see who had crushed Barea. I knew it had to be a cheap shot by how hard he went down, but there were too many bodies under the basket to see the play clearly. For some reason they didn't show the replay in the arena (they had showed the Odom foul on Dirk earlier). I didn't really see it clearly until I got home and saw the replay. No one around me was even clear who the foul was on. We saw someone take their shirt off and walk off the floor and thought it might be Bynum, but weren't sure until they announced his ejection over the PA (which took a while for some reason).
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clippers are the new LA!
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post
i'm kinda thinking magic was right yesterday when he said the busses were going to blow up the team. kobe will be back; i wouldn't be surprised to see bynum back ... that was a really punk move, but up to then he had been one of the laker's few bright spots in teh playoffs (and i'm going back to new orleans). plus, apparently buss jr "discovered" him and is heavily invested pride-wise. i think this series was probably the worst thing that could have happened to bshaw. my guess is they'll want to start with a clean slate. i wouldn't be at all surprised to see byron scott come in. maybe his penance in cleveland will pay off. at least he was miles from the car crash.

Worthy said the same thing today, that they can't go forward with the team as is. Yes, Bynum is Buss Jr's boy. Interestingly, Worthy thought that the game, series, etc. would not have any real effect on Shaw's candidacy, that this was still a Phil team and really not clicking all year except in spurts; he described it as a "virus" they never got rid of. Also, Kobe and Fish have been supporting Shaw. Still, Shaw would be a rookie in a very tough spot. Apparently, Scott's under .500 record and NJ/NOLA exits aren't real appealing. So, who knows?
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stfu Webber, Barkley is making a good point. Let the man speak
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
You ever play high school or college sports (hell even really competitive intramural schools)? You'd be lying or weren't playing in very competitive leagues if you never saw that shit happen. I never did that kinda stuff but i definitely got a few elbows thrown at me on rebounds and in a flag football national qualification round had some guy knock me out of the air as i went up to catch a pass. It's not anyone making an excuse but just saying that it's not rare or even unexpected. I guess i've almost grown immune to it or expect it

I agree with you. I've been clothes lined before while rushing the QB, but I feel like there's a different level between amateur & professional.

After all, they're expected to perform at a higher level than intramurals or college sports.

I don't care if you're pampered or not that's inexcusable.
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Didn't read all this bullshit. Just wanted to come in here and say that I'm ashamed to be a Laker fan at the moment. A sad fucking day.
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Yeah, even if was in the heat of the game, that was uncalled for. If you win with class, you should lose with class too. It's sad really, they should've put out a better performance, for Phil Jackson's sake at least.
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