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2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers Thread

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Originally posted by marshniners24:
Go kings

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Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by marshniners24:
Go kings

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Thanks bro luv you
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Add up all those injuries on the warriors and it's still laughable to compare it to the injury situation the Lakers went through. But whatever you gotta do to make yourself feel better is alright with me.

but the warriors played with ALOT MORE HEART and were alot more successful than the lakers in the playoffs. lol, the lakers didn't even try to compete. Charles Barkley said it best. (paraprhasing) "It looks like they're playing like they want to be on vacation early; they want to hit the LA beaches ASAP"

aren't you a Kings fan? or did you jump the bandwagon to the Warriors?

didn't try to compete? lol they were playing some of the best basketball in the League in the 2nd half of the year....Everybody knew they were done once Kobe went down

My loyalty to a basketball team doesn't doesn't change the fact that the lakers played dead in the playoffs...jus sayin'.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Add up all those injuries on the warriors and it's still laughable to compare it to the injury situation the Lakers went through. But whatever you gotta do to make yourself feel better is alright with me.

but the warriors played with ALOT MORE HEART and were alot more successful than the lakers in the playoffs. lol, the lakers didn't even try to compete. Charles Barkley said it best. (paraprhasing) "It looks like they're playing like they want to be on vacation early; they want to hit the LA beaches ASAP"

aren't you a Kings fan? or did you jump the bandwagon to the Warriors?

didn't try to compete? lol they were playing some of the best basketball in the League in the 2nd half of the year....Everybody knew they were done once Kobe went down

My loyalty to a basketball team doesn't doesn't change the fact that the lakers played dead in the playoffs...jus sayin'.

Doesn't change the fact that they were signing players off the street and starting them in the playoffs, either. They had 3 guards on their team when the season ended. Their 11th and 12th men off the bench, and a guy off the street. And the guy off the street got the start at pg. Quit acting like they had a f**king chance in that series. lol
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Doesn't change the fact that they were signing players off the street and starting them in the playoffs, either. They had 3 guards on their team when the season ended. Their 11th and 12th men off the bench, and a guy off the street. And the guy off the street got the start at pg. Quit acting like they had a f**king chance in that series. lol

Bro, the Lakers have talent. I expected more.



But to purposely change topic, what are the lakers going to do this offseason? I'm curious to see if they're going to strictly rebuild from the ground up OR they're going to resign dwight and acquire a superstar next year when they have cap room?
Originally posted by pdizo916:

what are the lakers going to do this offseason? I'm curious to see if they're going to strictly rebuild from the ground up OR they're going to resign dwight and acquire a superstar next year when they have cap room?

I believe their plan is to sign Dwight. Other than that, I have no idea.
Originally posted by dobophile:
Originally posted by valrod33:
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9285372/phil-jackson-compares-michael-jordan-kobe-bryant-book

This.

Jordan is better, and by a wide margin. The only ppl I've known that have a hard time accepting this are Laker fans. They come up with an array of justifications to excuse Jordan's superiority over Kobe. Wouldn't be surprised to see them discount Phil Jackson just to show some Kobe love.
Originally posted by HudsonValley:
Originally posted by dobophile:
Originally posted by valrod33:
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9285372/phil-jackson-compares-michael-jordan-kobe-bryant-book

This.

Jordan is better, and by a wide margin. The only ppl I've known that have a hard time accepting this are Laker fans. They come up with an array of justifications to excuse Jordan's superiority over Kobe. Wouldn't be surprised to see them discount Phil Jackson just to show some Kobe love.

I don't know any Laker fans personally that think Kobe is better than Jordan. I think he's easily the best player since Jordan. Maybe Lebron can take that title from him someday, but he's gotta long way to go before that happens.

Phil writes a book about something that everybody already knows just to make some $$$ and all of the sudden it's a hot topic again. I only have one response to Phil's book. "Yeah, no s**t. " lol
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
I don't know any Laker fans personally that think Kobe is better than Jordan. I think he's easily the best player since Jordan. Maybe Lebron can take that title from him someday, but he's gotta long way to go before that happens.

Phil writes a book about something that everybody already knows just to make some $$$ and all of the sudden it's a hot topic again. I only have one response to Phil's book. "Yeah, no s**t. " lol

Oh the lols on top of lols there.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by HudsonValley:
Originally posted by dobophile:
Originally posted by valrod33:
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9285372/phil-jackson-compares-michael-jordan-kobe-bryant-book

This.

Jordan is better, and by a wide margin. The only ppl I've known that have a hard time accepting this are Laker fans. They come up with an array of justifications to excuse Jordan's superiority over Kobe. Wouldn't be surprised to see them discount Phil Jackson just to show some Kobe love.

I don't know any Laker fans personally that think Kobe is better than Jordan. I think he's easily the best player since Jordan. Maybe Lebron can take that title from him someday, but he's gotta long way to go before that happens.

Phil writes a book about something that everybody already knows just to make some $$$ and all of the sudden it's a hot topic again. I only have one response to Phil's book. "Yeah, no s**t. " lol

LOL, same here. My problem was always the considerably disparity that people put between them. Jordan's almost universally overrated and outside of LA Kobe is largely underrated by fans, but MJ was still the better player.
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
I don't know any Laker fans personally that think Kobe is better than Jordan. I think he's easily the best player since Jordan. Maybe Lebron can take that title from him someday, but he's gotta long way to go before that happens.

Phil writes a book about something that everybody already knows just to make some $$$ and all of the sudden it's a hot topic again. I only have one response to Phil's book. "Yeah, no s**t. " lol

Oh the lols on top of lols there.

I know you're a bandwagon lebron fanboy, but he's gonna need more than 1 ring in a strike shortened season to claim he's the best player since Jordan. Which is why Jordan himself said he would take Kobe over lebron. Or are you here to say your opinion has more merit than Jordan's? lol
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by HudsonValley:
Originally posted by dobophile:
Originally posted by valrod33:
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9285372/phil-jackson-compares-michael-jordan-kobe-bryant-book

This.

Jordan is better, and by a wide margin. The only ppl I've known that have a hard time accepting this are Laker fans. They come up with an array of justifications to excuse Jordan's superiority over Kobe. Wouldn't be surprised to see them discount Phil Jackson just to show some Kobe love.

I don't know any Laker fans personally that think Kobe is better than Jordan. I think he's easily the best player since Jordan. Maybe Lebron can take that title from him someday, but he's gotta long way to go before that happens.

Phil writes a book about something that everybody already knows just to make some $$$ and all of the sudden it's a hot topic again. I only have one response to Phil's book. "Yeah, no s**t. " lol

LOL, same here. My problem was always the considerably disparity that people put between them. Jordan's almost universally overrated and outside of LA Kobe is largely underrated by fans, but MJ was still the better player.

Kobe is the best player since MJ. McGrady, Carter, Iverson, Pierce, all these guys came into the league around the same time as Kobe, and these are arguably the best players (not counting the big men such as Garnet, Duncan, Shaq) of this era. West, Chamberlin, Russel, Kareem, Magic, MJ, Kobe...all these guys dominated their eras. This is now Lebron's era.
Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by HudsonValley:
Originally posted by dobophile:
Originally posted by valrod33:
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9285372/phil-jackson-compares-michael-jordan-kobe-bryant-book

This.

Jordan is better, and by a wide margin. The only ppl I've known that have a hard time accepting this are Laker fans. They come up with an array of justifications to excuse Jordan's superiority over Kobe. Wouldn't be surprised to see them discount Phil Jackson just to show some Kobe love.

I don't know any Laker fans personally that think Kobe is better than Jordan. I think he's easily the best player since Jordan. Maybe Lebron can take that title from him someday, but he's gotta long way to go before that happens.

Phil writes a book about something that everybody already knows just to make some $$$ and all of the sudden it's a hot topic again. I only have one response to Phil's book. "Yeah, no s**t. " lol

LOL, same here. My problem was always the considerably disparity that people put between them. Jordan's almost universally overrated and outside of LA Kobe is largely underrated by fans, but MJ was still the better player.

Kobe is the best player since MJ. McGrady, Carter, Iverson, Pierce, all these guys came into the league around the same time as Kobe, and these are arguably the best players (not counting the big men such as Garnet, Duncan, Shaq) of this era. West, Chamberlin, Russel, Kareem, Magic, MJ, Kobe...all these guys dominated their eras. This is now Lebron's era.

This is actually unfair for Kobe. He played in an era with 2 extremely great players. One could argue Tim Duncan or Shaq are the greatest player of Kobe's era. Jordan's era had some great players but no one was close to as great as Duncan and Shaq. Maybe Hakeem, but only because he was in a two year zone.

Personally, I think Kobe and Michael are closer than most think with Mike having a slight edge. Kobe is just unfortunate that guys like Duncan and Shaq played in the same era. Duncan and Shaq were far beyond any second fiddle in Jordan's era. Not only that, now old Kobe has to deal with Lebron conversations that diminish what Kobe has actually done.
[ Edited by Joecool on May 21, 2013 at 10:11 AM ]
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by HudsonValley:
Originally posted by dobophile:
Originally posted by valrod33:
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9285372/phil-jackson-compares-michael-jordan-kobe-bryant-book

This.

Jordan is better, and by a wide margin. The only ppl I've known that have a hard time accepting this are Laker fans. They come up with an array of justifications to excuse Jordan's superiority over Kobe. Wouldn't be surprised to see them discount Phil Jackson just to show some Kobe love.

I don't know any Laker fans personally that think Kobe is better than Jordan. I think he's easily the best player since Jordan. Maybe Lebron can take that title from him someday, but he's gotta long way to go before that happens.

Phil writes a book about something that everybody already knows just to make some $$$ and all of the sudden it's a hot topic again. I only have one response to Phil's book. "Yeah, no s**t. " lol

LOL, same here. My problem was always the considerably disparity that people put between them. Jordan's almost universally overrated and outside of LA Kobe is largely underrated by fans, but MJ was still the better player.

Kobe is the best player since MJ. McGrady, Carter, Iverson, Pierce, all these guys came into the league around the same time as Kobe, and these are arguably the best players (not counting the big men such as Garnet, Duncan, Shaq) of this era. West, Chamberlin, Russel, Kareem, Magic, MJ, Kobe...all these guys dominated their eras. This is now Lebron's era.

This is actually unfair for Kobe. He played in an era with 2 extremely great players. One could argue Tim Duncan or Shaq are the greatest player of Kobe's era. Jordan's era had some great players but no one was close to as great as Duncan and Shaq. Maybe Hakeem, but only because he was in a two year zone.

Personally, I think Kobe and Michael are closer than most think with Mike having a slight edge. Kobe is just unfortunate that guys like Duncan and Shaq played in the same era. Duncan and Shaq were far beyond any second fiddle in Jordan's era. Not only that, now old Kobe has to deal with Lebron conversations that diminish what Kobe has actually done.

Duncan and Shaq are arguably the greatest players at their position, but it's a position that is limited, and can't dominate 4 quarters of a game or take over any aspect of the game.

Big men, great or not, mostly just influence that paint and mid range area; their defense mostly shows up around the paint area; they only influence so much in a game. While a guard, or small forward, can technically take over any part of the game. Assists, 3 point shot, points in the paint, offensive rebounds, and on defense they also have the potential to do it all. That's why when it comes to the greatest players off all time, I tend to only put guards or small forwards in there. Magic, MJ, Kobe..these guys could do it all on the court, and unlike big men they could put up 50+ points at will almost.
Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by HudsonValley:
Originally posted by dobophile:
Originally posted by valrod33:
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9285372/phil-jackson-compares-michael-jordan-kobe-bryant-book

This.

Jordan is better, and by a wide margin. The only ppl I've known that have a hard time accepting this are Laker fans. They come up with an array of justifications to excuse Jordan's superiority over Kobe. Wouldn't be surprised to see them discount Phil Jackson just to show some Kobe love.

I don't know any Laker fans personally that think Kobe is better than Jordan. I think he's easily the best player since Jordan. Maybe Lebron can take that title from him someday, but he's gotta long way to go before that happens.

Phil writes a book about something that everybody already knows just to make some $$$ and all of the sudden it's a hot topic again. I only have one response to Phil's book. "Yeah, no s**t. " lol

LOL, same here. My problem was always the considerably disparity that people put between them. Jordan's almost universally overrated and outside of LA Kobe is largely underrated by fans, but MJ was still the better player.

Kobe is the best player since MJ. McGrady, Carter, Iverson, Pierce, all these guys came into the league around the same time as Kobe, and these are arguably the best players (not counting the big men such as Garnet, Duncan, Shaq) of this era. West, Chamberlin, Russel, Kareem, Magic, MJ, Kobe...all these guys dominated their eras. This is now Lebron's era.

This is actually unfair for Kobe. He played in an era with 2 extremely great players. One could argue Tim Duncan or Shaq are the greatest player of Kobe's era. Jordan's era had some great players but no one was close to as great as Duncan and Shaq. Maybe Hakeem, but only because he was in a two year zone.

Personally, I think Kobe and Michael are closer than most think with Mike having a slight edge. Kobe is just unfortunate that guys like Duncan and Shaq played in the same era. Duncan and Shaq were far beyond any second fiddle in Jordan's era. Not only that, now old Kobe has to deal with Lebron conversations that diminish what Kobe has actually done.

Duncan and Shaq are arguably the greatest players at their position, but it's a position that is limited, and can't dominate 4 quarters of a game or take over any aspect of the game.

Big men, great or not, mostly just influence that paint and mid range area; their defense mostly shows up around the paint area; they only influence so much in a game. While a guard, or small forward, can technically take over any part of the game. Assists, 3 point shot, points in the paint, offensive rebounds, and on defense they also have the potential to do it all. That's why when it comes to the greatest players off all time, I tend to only put guards or small forwards in there. Magic, MJ, Kobe..these guys could do it all on the court, and unlike big men they could put up 50+ points at will almost.

I agree. Just saying that the 90's didn't really have players as dominant as Duncan or Shaq to take attention or titles away from Jordan. The Kobe/Shaq became a nonfactor once Kobe won it without Shaq. Also amazing how much influence Phil Jackson had in both Kobe's and Jordan's success.
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