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post #706 of 27243
not as bad as me trading ray Allen for Noah, who now has torn ligaments.
post #707 of 27243
The West centers are atrocious. They really need to let power forwards who play center move into that starting spot. I would be sick to see Haywood or some scrub start.

And as for the trade with Gasol and Kwame, it was highway robbery at the time. Pau wasn't the player he is right now but he was young and still very good. They (the grizz) could have gotten cap relief from a number of teams in the league but Jerry West just wanted to help out his old team. Now it doesn't seem as bad, they got Gasol who is solid, turned Kwame's expiring contract into Zach Randolph I think, and got a 1st rounder out of the trade. Plus the Grizzlies weren't going anywhere with Pau as the #1 option.
post #708 of 27243
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Originally Posted by mikey34 View Post
And as for the trade with Gasol and Kwame, it was highway robbery at the time. Pau wasn't the player he is right now but he was young and still very good. They (the grizz) could have gotten cap relief from a number of teams in the league but Jerry West just wanted to help out his old team. Now it doesn't seem as bad, they got Gasol who is solid, turned Kwame's expiring contract into Zach Randolph I think, and got a 1st rounder out of the trade. Plus the Grizzlies weren't going anywhere with Pau as the #1 option.

sorry, but these four things you quite correctly cite seem to argue against "highway robbery", or at least make it highway robbery of a most unusual sort.
post #709 of 27243
I meant it as highway robbery at the time when the trade happened. Gasol was a 2nd rounder who was basically a throw in, kwame was kwame, Javaris had some potential, and the draft picks that were thrown in were pretty much guaranteed to be mid to late 1st rounders. All the while getting a young talented big who was an all star talent that could put you over the top.
post #710 of 27243
hey...good things happen to the lakers.


that's all i care.
post #711 of 27243
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mikey34 View Post
The West centers are atrocious. They really need to let power forwards who play center move into that starting spot. I would be sick to see Haywood or some scrub start.


Yaos done for the season so I guess it is Bynums spot in the starting 5 now, unless that replacement is decided by the coaches or the commish, then it'll most likely be Okafor.
post #712 of 27243
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Originally Posted by bob_gnarly View Post
Damn i've been holding on to the "all star center" yao now an MRI has shown a stress fracture

paper tiger. time to retire, poor guy.

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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post
So, what you're saying is...he can be president?

We all know he committed one, just got off like Michael Jackson (pun intended).
post #713 of 27243
These were pretty funny. My favorite was spying on the huddle...I didn't know he did that.

terrycloth-soft-sasha-vujacic's-biggest-laker-fails
post #714 of 27243
thank You To All Who Vetoed The Trade
post #715 of 27243
lol
post #716 of 27243
Thread Starter 
Kobe taking a shot at Lebron?

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Kobe Bryant Wants High School Basketball to Improve

Bean, who was honored by his high school last night, laments how young American ball players are brought up through the system compared to their European counterparts. Yahoo! reports: "On the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason trip to Barcelona, Kobe Bryant watched the young kids with a basketball and marveled over the differences in the development of too many players in the States. "˜Every single one, it seemed - the 8-year-old, the 9-year-olds - go left and they go right,' Bryant said. "˜The older ones shoot the jump hook with the left, and they shoot the jump hook with the right. You've got bigger kids who can shoot from the outside, who can handle the ball and play. A lot of young players that look like [Pau] Gasol, who are just so skilled. And now, you've got kids here in the States, 20 years old, who can't do those things. Damn, you've got max players who can't do that' ... "˜I really had a great high school coach,' Bryant said. "˜I really had a great high school. I had the will to learn the game, but he had the knowledge to teach me the game. He would get there early to work with me on the basic things: midrange game, footwork. But these kids now, the coaches are catering to the star players. They don't want to tell them when they're messing up. They don't want to correct things. They end up skating through things in AAU [Amateur Athletic Union], and go to college and still have all these weaknesses in their game. I don't like it. I don't like it. I think it's a system thing we need to address in the United States.'"
post #717 of 27243
Nah...I don't see it...just at "kids these days" in general.

And if he WAS taking a shot at LeBron, I'd much rather he just come out and say "and furthermore, Lebron's a bitch. That is all."

He'd be even more celebrated by fans....when away, the home crowd will give him a standing ovation. It would be great.
post #718 of 27243
Thread Starter 
What the hell kind of offer is this?

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ESPN's Ric Bucher wrote on Thursday that he heard the Trail Blazers offered Nicolas Batum and Joel Przybilla in a trade for Andre Iguodala, but the 76ers "didn't bite."

Batum was once considered "untouchable" in trades but apparently the Blazers have changed how they view him. Either way, beyond registering the Blazers' possible interest in Iguodala, this rumor is a dead end.
post #719 of 27243
lulz
post #720 of 27243
is joe smith playing/(suiting up) tonite??
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