where is the love for the los angeles lakers?

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i am proud of my team. it's early, but they are once again showing signs of championship heart.

dan (dan), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 18:26 (sixteen years ago) link

plus they clowned dallas twice in eight days.

dan (dan), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 18:30 (sixteen years ago) link

I still love the Lakers. But I hate myself for loving the Lakers.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 18:38 (sixteen years ago) link

i really don't love this configuration of the team. i think it's mitch kupchak i have a problem with. i have no beef with kobe as a sidekick but i have a serious love-hate relationship with him. i enjoy watching him play, even when he plays like an ass trying to be mj and ballhogging like crazy, and i think he sounds insane half the time off the court.

metonymus prime (rgeary), Thursday, 22 December 2005 17:21 (sixteen years ago) link

i mean seriously, there's some nbdl-level garbage on the roster. if this team were in washington, say, and kobe were swapped out for the average "superstar" like steve francis, they'd be 7-13 or so

metonymus prime (rgeary), Thursday, 22 December 2005 17:22 (sixteen years ago) link

andrew bynum is still growing apparently!

metonymus prime (rgeary), Thursday, 22 December 2005 17:22 (sixteen years ago) link

also can someone please tell me wtf is with kobe's tights? it looks like phil is putting on the tempest with lamar as prospero and kobe as caliban

metonymus prime (rgeary), Thursday, 22 December 2005 17:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Does that make Luke Walton Miranda?

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 22 December 2005 17:57 (sixteen years ago) link

YES

metonymus prime (rgeary), Thursday, 22 December 2005 19:08 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Jesus. 81 points??? Seriously?? It only took Kobe 46 shots + 20 free throws. That's one crazy boxscore. I admire the 2 assists though.

Aaron W (Aaron W), Monday, 23 January 2006 05:42 (sixteen years ago) link

I just saw that! It makes the OTHER crazy boxscore seem positively tame by comparison.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Monday, 23 January 2006 06:26 (sixteen years ago) link

i think there are little red superman underwear on over those tights, under his shorts

man is gonna top Chamberlin's single game within the next 2 years

J. Lamphere (WatchMeJumpStart), Monday, 23 January 2006 14:16 (sixteen years ago) link

PROVING ONCE AGAIN THAT ANAL RAPE MAKES YOU GOOD AT BASKETBALL!

Sloths B. Creepin (Adrian Langston), Monday, 23 January 2006 15:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Holy shucking fit.
Also, please note: the Lakers are a joke.
Kobe had 81, but THE ENTIRE REST OF THE TEAM combined for 16 assists and 38 points. I don't know what Kobe's playing out there, but it doesn't sound like basketball.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 23 January 2006 15:58 (sixteen years ago) link

When you have one guy take 48 shots, tho, that doesn't give anyone else a chance to do anything.

Maybe Kobe's playing NBA Jam. Anyone check his flame trail?

David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:01 (sixteen years ago) link

When you have one guy take 48 shots, tho, that doesn't give anyone else a chance to do anything. - GIVE HIM MORE SHOTS

j blount (papa la bas), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Imagine what Kobe could do if he focused more on his offense!

David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:04 (sixteen years ago) link

16 assists = 32 points more or less
81-32 = 49 points that Kobe apparently made without any help from the rest of the team.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:04 (sixteen years ago) link

Actually it is 31 because of the 18 foul shots, but yeah.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Monday, 23 January 2006 16:46 (sixteen years ago) link

is because Odom is past his prime yet still overrated

J. Lamphere (WatchMeJumpStart), Monday, 23 January 2006 17:26 (sixteen years ago) link

The rest of the team presumably didn't help with the foul shots either!

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 23 January 2006 17:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Haha but they might have come from a would-be assist which was FOILED by a foul!

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Monday, 23 January 2006 17:50 (sixteen years ago) link

Maybe. I really wish I could've seen the game.

You figure Shaq regularly calls Lamar Odom in the middle of the night, laughs into the receiver and hangs up?

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 23 January 2006 19:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Wow, this is even more amazing when you realize that in the game that Wilt scored 100, the score was 169 to 147...

http://www.hoophall.com/exhibits/chamberlain_boxscore.htm

The rest of the team had 52 shots (compared to Wilt's 63) and also 37 assists.

Aaron W (Aaron W), Monday, 23 January 2006 20:31 (sixteen years ago) link

watch all 81

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Friday, 27 January 2006 03:11 (sixteen years ago) link

So sweet! Thanks!

Jeff LeVine (Jeff LeVine), Friday, 27 January 2006 17:31 (sixteen years ago) link

I had no idea the Lakers were down fifteen IN THE FIRST HALF! And were only up by 7 w/ 8 minutes left in the game!

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 27 January 2006 17:33 (sixteen years ago) link

LOL at lousy Lakers team that may likely not even make playoffs.
That Pistons game was depressing. And they have a starting player named SMUSH. Normally classic, with this team: DUD.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 30 January 2006 02:47 (sixteen years ago) link

How do you get that they are likely to not make the playoffs? They are right in the thick of one of the last two or three spots. And looking crappy against the Pistons isn't really a crime these days. EVERYONE looks crappy against the Pistons. All that said this is not one of the Lakers finer teams. I guess they'll have to steal another center.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Monday, 30 January 2006 03:37 (sixteen years ago) link

SMUSH

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 30 January 2006 04:31 (sixteen years ago) link

PARKER

David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 30 January 2006 05:51 (sixteen years ago) link

WEARS

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 30 January 2006 07:14 (sixteen years ago) link

You're supposed to type CAN'T, and then I type LOSE.

David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 30 January 2006 15:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Synchronize hivemind!

c(''c) (Leee), Monday, 30 January 2006 20:11 (sixteen years ago) link

SMUSH

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 30 January 2006 20:28 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.planbmag.com/images2/planb4a.jpg

David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 30 January 2006 20:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Aw, damn - I fucked uped again, didn't I?

David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 30 January 2006 20:31 (sixteen years ago) link

LOSE

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 30 January 2006 22:10 (sixteen years ago) link

knicks hold the lakers to 130. no answer for andrew bynum!

dan (dan), Wednesday, 1 February 2006 04:13 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah, but KNICKS

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 1 February 2006 06:29 (sixteen years ago) link

i liked how the most knowledgeable fans in basketaball made it sound like a laker home game, except louder. the "mvp!" chants were great.

dan (dan), Wednesday, 1 February 2006 17:03 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
"Wow, how can you lose a ballgame like that?" Jackson said. "I just don't understand sometimes the capabilities of this team to disappoint."

"I'm befuddled. Perplexed. Mystified," Bryant said. "Just put the first half of the season behind us. We wish we could have played a lot better this first half of the season. Unfortunately, it didn't happen."

Jeff LeVine (Jeff LeVine), Thursday, 16 February 2006 18:30 (sixteen years ago) link

laker gm mitch kupchak was at the table next to me last night here in beautiful brentwood ca. he spent an hour playing card games with his two kids and had the scallops, which i had as well (excellent). his wife is very tall. his six year old said that the lakes needed "someone to help kobe with scoring" and mitch said "you have to give up stars to get stars". i will keep you posted as i learn more.

dan (dan), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 17:44 (sixteen years ago) link

the most knowledgeable fans in basketaball

wow, things must have changed since I lived in NYC!

Haikunym (Haikunym), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 18:23 (sixteen years ago) link

the west is wide open! can the lakers could sustain the defensive effort we saw against the pistons on saturday? we may be on the verge of seeing something truly special--one for the ages.

dan (dan), Monday, 6 March 2006 17:56 (sixteen years ago) link

The Lakers are horrendous.
Not Knicks bad, mind you; but still BAD

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 07:17 (sixteen years ago) link

They're just WEIRD, cos they can beat the Pistons but lose to the Blazers all in one fell swoop. I never tire of beating them, though.

Pwnjabi MC (Matt Chesnut), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 13:53 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah this team is such a fascinating mess. one game lamar odom can look like the most exciting, versatile player in the game, and the next he's taking two terrible shots, losing the handle and refuses to touch the ball for the rest of the half. so weird.

metonymus prime (rgeary), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 17:50 (sixteen years ago) link

never mind that the bench (and in my mind, the bench starts with kwame and sometimes smush...even though they're starters) is GARBAGE

metonymus prime (rgeary), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 17:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Super sad story about brian shaw's past
http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/columns/story?id=6516923

Aerosol, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 02:40 (eleven years ago) link

yeah there was a short doc on nbatv a couple months ago

enjoy homecourt advantage in the second round all because of yrs truly!

dam clay hit us with the okeydoke

tremendoid, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 23:45 (eleven years ago) link

lol!

Clay, Thursday, 12 May 2011 02:49 (eleven years ago) link

lol kareem is such a douche:

There are five statues outside the arena recognizing Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Chick Hearn, Wayne Gretzky and Oscar De La Hoya. Abdul-Jabbar believes it's high time the Lakers do the right thing and make him the sixth athlete so honored.

"I don't understand (it). It's either an oversight or they're taking me for granted," Abdul-Jabbar told The Sporting News in a recent interview. "I'm not going to try to read people's minds, but it doesn't make me happy. It's definitely a slight. I feel slighted."

The six-time NBA MVP sounded even more offended in a statement released subsequently by his business manager.

"I am highly offended by the total lack of acknowledgement of my contribution to Laker success," Abdul-Jabbar was quoted as saying. "I guess being the lynchpin for five world championships is not considered significant enough in terms of being part of Laker history."

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:12 (eleven years ago) link

He's got a legitimate point, sure, but being "highly offended" is just a sign of not having enough to keep him busy.

Aimless, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:21 (eleven years ago) link

well, yeah, he should get a statue, but who in the world bitches to the media about not having their own statue??

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:22 (eleven years ago) link

the de la hoya statue is a total joke. also: ugly.

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:44 (eleven years ago) link

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TQVNeOAVL.jpg

am0n, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:59 (eleven years ago) link

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

Aimless, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:50 (eleven years ago) link

it is pretty comical that de la hoya has one and not kareem

anime hitler, the futanari führer (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 19:59 (eleven years ago) link

lol, did not know that shannon brown was married to monica

circles, Thursday, 19 May 2011 01:47 (eleven years ago) link

http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/news/story?id=6570707

looooooooooool

am0n, Saturday, 21 May 2011 17:52 (eleven years ago) link

is he trying to mirror that cartoon face? if so, huge respect, that's a shot from a really tough angle

pearsonic, Saturday, 21 May 2011 18:32 (eleven years ago) link

mike brown has shown he has the ability to handle diva players

and the suggest banned tweeted on (dayo), Saturday, 21 May 2011 23:44 (eleven years ago) link

Lakers 'very close' to hiring Brown

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070114035915/uncyclopedia/images/archive/b/b5/20070117185243!Exploding-head.gif

am0n, Wednesday, 25 May 2011 14:19 (eleven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/xaoaZ.jpg

moullet, Wednesday, 25 May 2011 21:29 (eleven years ago) link

why does anybody think mike brown is a good coach?

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 27 May 2011 03:42 (eleven years ago) link

so excited for when Kobe breaks radio silence on this

dayo, Friday, 27 May 2011 03:51 (eleven years ago) link

hope somebody catches him in a parking lot

tremendoid, Friday, 27 May 2011 21:10 (eleven years ago) link

Interesting factoid: Both Mike Brown and Eric Spoelstra started their coaching careers as video coordinators

yay interesting!

tremendoid, Friday, 27 May 2011 21:34 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/110527trainerstake_garyvitti.html

looks like kobe's knee is permafucked

dayo, Sunday, 29 May 2011 01:07 (eleven years ago) link

lmao espn headline 'Lakers regret not talking Brown hire with Kobe'

ice cr?m, Monday, 30 May 2011 03:42 (eleven years ago) link

^_^

circles, Monday, 30 May 2011 03:54 (eleven years ago) link

uh oh kobels too old for microfracture, thats like saying 'hes too fat for gastric bypass but no worries everythings cool'

Laker trainer Gary Vitti tells Lakers.com's Mike Trudell about Kobe Bryant's right knee, which sounds like it's due for a busy offseason: "His is an articulating cartilage problem. The way I describe that to people is that if you look at the end of chicken bone where it’s nice and white, well, that’s not bone, it’s cartilage. Sort of like a Teflon surface that when two bones come together, that cartilage is there so that bones don’t rub on each other. Now, the fact that it’s nice and white tells you it doesn’t have a good blood flow to it, and that means it cannot heal or regenerate. So, over time, as that cartilage wears away, you end up with osteoarthritis. Kobe doesn’t have an arthritic knee, but he has a knee that has some joint degeneration to it. His issues and his age are such that it eliminates some procedures, like microfracture and that type of things. But he is a candidate for certain other things, and we know all the procedures all around the world that are available to him, and the appropriate decisions will be made, he’ll have the best care."

http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/110527trainerstake_garyvitti.html

ice cr?m, Monday, 30 May 2011 04:18 (eleven years ago) link

look a few posts above you ^_^

dayo, Monday, 30 May 2011 04:22 (eleven years ago) link

ha!

ice cr?m, Monday, 30 May 2011 04:26 (eleven years ago) link

i provided a v important analogy tho

ice cr?m, Monday, 30 May 2011 04:27 (eleven years ago) link

true true

gonna make a 'is kobe cooked' poll for the offseason, can't wait

dayo, Monday, 30 May 2011 04:29 (eleven years ago) link

is kobels cooked?

yes
yes
i am a lakers fan

ice cr?m, Monday, 30 May 2011 04:35 (eleven years ago) link

i don't really think he's cooked, but it seems silly to think that he's going to do something this offseason that's going to make his hops magically return.

circles, Monday, 30 May 2011 04:54 (eleven years ago) link

COOKED!

ice cr?m, Monday, 30 May 2011 05:00 (eleven years ago) link

declaring someone cooked is one of the most satisfying experiences in sports fandom

ice cr?m, Monday, 30 May 2011 05:01 (eleven years ago) link

? degenerative condition is degenerative he'll give us what he can, anyway get happy its looking more like he'll be pushed out before he's genuine antique. jim buss is a hausa at least we know upfront

tremendoid, Monday, 30 May 2011 23:14 (eleven years ago) link

anyone post this simmons jackson piece p dece http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/110513&sportCat=nba

this jordan caricaturization is p whoa - We talked about Michael's controversial Hall of Fame speech, which Jackson loved because, as he put it (while laughing), "that was Michael," the guy who became the greatest player ever by fueling himself with so many petty slights and grudges.

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 05:22 (eleven years ago) link

i love the phrase "candidate" as it pertains to a surgery as if kobles is applying to colleges or something -- "this is my safety procedure"

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 31 May 2011 05:29 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...
one month passes...

"He just seems like the type of coach that buttons everything up, so I think as players we’ll all be happy," Bryant told ESPN's George Hill in SportsCenter's "Sunday Conversation" segment, as first detailed by Lakers Nation's David Brickley.

gj inspiring confidence

我爱你 G. Weingarten (dayo), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 12:39 (eleven years ago) link

ten years pass...

The Lakers season has been so brutal that we’re at a point where LeBron, Ariza and Russ are now arguing with fans lol

(c) Michael Morales/Instagram pic.twitter.com/yuViF4dZPw

— Nicole Ganglani (@nicoleganglani) February 28, 2022

Spottie, Monday, 28 February 2022 19:06 (eight months ago) link

well, it's not like they want their play on the court to do their talking for them

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Monday, 28 February 2022 19:21 (eight months ago) link

Lakers basketball (1991) pic.twitter.com/t224A9UntF

— 90s NBA (@NBA90s) March 4, 2022

lag∞n, Friday, 4 March 2022 00:56 (eight months ago) link

ok it looks pretty good

They're doing Jerry West DIRTY in the new HBO series #WinningTime pic.twitter.com/BjB3PI5HK7

— Piñata Farms 🪅 (@pinatafarms) March 7, 2022

lag∞n, Monday, 7 March 2022 17:31 (eight months ago) link

lol I was comin to bump this thread to say I watched the first episode and man I would hate this shit if it weren’t about nba stuff, turns out my limit for Adam McKay 4th wall haha trash has no upper end if the subjects are basketball guys I know, otherwise there’s no way I would’ve made it through this, but also I’m an asshole

Clay, Monday, 7 March 2022 17:39 (eight months ago) link

yeah its kind of cheap but he also knows how to keep it amusing, of course i have not and will not watch dont look up

lag∞n, Monday, 7 March 2022 18:04 (eight months ago) link

haven't watched it yet and i am expecting to like it, but i am irrationally annoyed that it is called "Winning Time" and not "Showtime," despite the obvious reason why they were always gonna do something like that

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 7 March 2022 20:25 (eight months ago) link

shouldve called it showing time

lag∞n, Monday, 7 March 2022 20:41 (eight months ago) link

it helps you kill some time

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Monday, 7 March 2022 20:42 (eight months ago) link


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