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Official 2009-2010 WORLD CHAMPION LA Lakers Thread

From CelticsBlog...I think they hit the Kobe/LeBron dynamic perfectly.

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I think the main thing is that both supporting casts are tailored to the respective individual. Lebron has a group of spot-up shooters who float around the perimeter and wait for him to go one-on-one to create a jump shot opportunity. Kobe has a group of players that compliment his skills in the triangle offensive. Neither player would be as successful on the other team. Kobe at his age doesn't drive the lane enough to create the open looks Lebron does and Lebron would be lost with the sophistication of the triangle and his poor jump-shooting would be a problem.

Lebron probably passed Kobe as an individual force last year, but I still think Kobe's skill set, which includes mental attributes, is more appropriate for a championship team. For all his brilliance as a one-on-one player, Lebron's style of going one-on-five against the best teams is always going to have a hard time beating a squad that can match Cleveland for talent and runs a balanced team offensive, like the Lakers, Celtics, Magic, and possibly the Spurs.
Originally posted by dman:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
From CelticsBlog...I think they hit the Kobe/LeBron dynamic perfectly.

Quote:
I think the main thing is that both supporting casts are tailored to the respective individual. Lebron has a group of spot-up shooters who float around the perimeter and wait for him to go one-on-one to create a jump shot opportunity. Kobe has a group of players that compliment his skills in the triangle offensive. Neither player would be as successful on the other team. Kobe at his age doesn't drive the lane enough to create the open looks Lebron does and Lebron would be lost with the sophistication of the triangle and his poor jump-shooting would be a problem.

Lebron probably passed Kobe as an individual force last year, but I still think Kobe's skill set, which includes mental attributes, is more appropriate for a championship team. For all his brilliance as a one-on-one player, Lebron's style of going one-on-five against the best teams is always going to have a hard time beating a squad that can match Cleveland for talent and runs a balanced team offensive, like the Lakers, Celtics, Magic, and possibly the Spurs.

Surprisingly insightful for a Celts blog.

You never know who's hiding on a site. Who'd guess that the b-ball/Laker Master we lovingly know as Pete would be here spitting knowledge on this 49er site?
Originally posted by DynastyChile:
F*ck yes, i finally get to watch my first laker game tonight.

Me too. I found a good link online that is working great.



Linky linky
I'm going to go to a Celtics game over Thanksgiving in Boston. I'm interested to see what it's like sitting with those animals. I think I'll probably feel like Jane Goodall did when she spent all those months with the gorillas. Assuming I survive, I will report back to you all.
Originally posted by nipplehead:
I'm going to go to a Celtics game over Thanksgiving in Boston. I'm interested to see what it's like sitting with those animals. I think I'll probably feel like Jane Goodall did when she spent all those months with the gorillas. Assuming I survive, I will report back to you all.



You need to remind those bandwagon re-tahds that they were chanting "MVP!" MVP!" for Kobe Bryant just 3 seasons ago in THEIR house.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by nipplehead:
I'm going to go to a Celtics game over Thanksgiving in Boston. I'm interested to see what it's like sitting with those animals. I think I'll probably feel like Jane Goodall did when she spent all those months with the gorillas. Assuming I survive, I will report back to you all.



You need to remind those bandwagon re-tahds that they were chanting "MVP!" MVP!" for Kobe Bryant just 3 seasons ago in THEIR house.

Oh, definitely. My roommate (who I'm going with) is a diehard Celts fan, and I revel in bringing that up at every opportunity.

In fairness, he's a diehard Boston fan and he hates the rest of the Boston fans because he claims "they're all bandwagoners." Should be a fun game. We'll probably both get murdered.
It's hard to get too much out of watching a defending champion w/minimal roster turnover play during the preseason, but last year the Lakers have 3 guys that played well below their potential in the playoffs...Bynum, Farmar, & Vujacic. All three are playing well right now. Farmar normally irritates the hell out of me, but he's running the offense very well right now. I expect him to have a solid season, even if it's just because it's a contract year.

As for Artest, I'd like to see him be more aggressive on offense. I think he's trying too hard to fit in. Hopefully that will come with time, and defensively he's been very good.
Nice. Some dude on LG found this. Has anyone ever seen a finger roll where the guy jumped from this far out?

Originally posted by dobophile:
Ron Artest is not the crazy Laker. That would be Lamar Odom.

1:25 = "I'm a pony!"


Originally posted by dman:
That was almost a 3 pointer


Man I loved Eddie back in the day.

Yeah, me too. He dunked on soooo many people his rookie year.
WOW lamar odom dont you feel like a complete idiot
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Nice. Some dude on LG found this. Has anyone ever seen a finger roll where the guy jumped from this far out?


It's easy with practice. I've been doing it the last couple weeks. I'm 13 for 13 now.
LMAO. Kobe had CJ Watson on him from about 21 feet out, caught the ball above his head in a post up position, kept the ball above his head as he faced up, and shot a 50's style set shot over Watson...swish. It looked like a dad playing ball with his kid.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
LMAO. Kobe had CJ Watson on him from about 21 feet out, caught the ball above his head in a post up position, kept the ball above his head as he faced up, and shot a 50's style set shot over Watson...swish. It looked like a dad playing ball with his kid.

i...need...visual evidence! video preferred...
Originally posted by GameOver:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
LMAO. Kobe had CJ Watson on him from about 21 feet out, caught the ball above his head in a post up position, kept the ball above his head as he faced up, and shot a 50's style set shot over Watson...swish. It looked like a dad playing ball with his kid.

i...need...visual evidence! video preferred...

I'll post it as soon as I find it.

In the meantime, here's one of the 3 j's that Kobe busted on Jackson in the first couple of minutes.

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