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2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers Thread

Originally posted by socalfan21:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Phil isn't coming back. He's 70+ years old lol

Not to mention the fact that he only goes somewhere where he can win with superstars. He isnt going to go to a team that could be a bottom 5 team in the league

Bottom 5 team with Kobe, Nash and Gasol? Right.


just ignore Ninerjohn he's been trying hard lately
Originally posted by socalfan21:
I agree with 949er when he said that I only wanted him back as an asset.

949, huh?
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
I agree with 949er when he said that I only wanted him back as an asset.

949, huh?

Was it you? Lol my bad. My point was made tho
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Phil isn't coming back. He's 70+ years old lol

Not to mention the fact that he only goes somewhere where he can win with superstars. He isnt going to go to a team that could be a bottom 5 team in the league

Bottom 5 team with Kobe, Nash and Gasol? Right.

combined age 105 lol... none of them will play the whole season
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Phil isn't coming back. He's 70+ years old lol

Not to mention the fact that he only goes somewhere where he can win with superstars. He isnt going to go to a team that could be a bottom 5 team in the league

Bottom 5 team with Kobe, Nash and Gasol? Right.
OK. Lottery team then. Kobe coming off a major injury, Nash just about done, and Gasol who is on the decline. Sorry to break it to you but this team will be awful next year.
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Originally posted by socalfan21:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by jrg:
I'm still annoyed by the 2009 Finals, but as a Magic fan I think all of us can say f**k OFF to Dwight Howard

I'm definitely not annoyed by the 2009 Finals, and I don't say f**k off to Dwight. He clearly isn't the superstar he's labeled to be. That doesn't mean he isn't the best overall Center in the game, but his game has obvious holes, as does his character. I wanted him back simply as an asset, but if he chooses to leave, then so be it. I'm not upset over losing him.

I think Howard CAN be the superstar we all think he can be, but its clear he HAS to be "the man" in my opinion. He was THE MAN in Orlando. In Los Angeles, he was "the other guy" to Kobe Bryant. I think he will be the same in Houston to James Harden.

Howard will never win a championship. Mark my words. His game is too underdeveloped for this stage in his career. His post moves are like watching a car accident. He cannot hit a clutch (or any for that matter) free throw to save his life. He's too playful and doesn't do enough to work on his game and improve. I agree with 949er when he said that I only wanted him back as an asset. He's not a superstar and never will be.

If they think that Josh Smith and James Harden are going to be his savors he is very delusional.

You're talking to a fan of the team that drafted him bro.

Trust me, I know. He will win a title if he is on a team lead by someone else. That is what he is trying to do. He thought Kobe could...nope. He thinks Harden can....nope.
I don't have any ill will toward Dwight.
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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
I don't have any ill will toward Dwight.

I guess now that I think from a Laker fans perspective, I understand.

Howard was IT in Orlando. He was just another guy for you. Imagine if Kobe left...that is how I took it.
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
I don't have any ill will toward Dwight.

I guess now that I think from a Laker fans perspective, I understand.

Howard was IT in Orlando. He was just another guy for you. Imagine if Kobe left...that is how I took it.

To me, he played hard and through pain here in LA, during a God awful year, and decided to leave in free agency. Can't hate on the dude for that. I thought he jerked Orlando around and I think Magic fans have a right to dislike the guy for it, but he didn't do anything wrong in LA, IMO.
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
I don't have any ill will toward Dwight.

I guess now that I think from a Laker fans perspective, I understand.

Howard was IT in Orlando. He was just another guy for you. Imagine if Kobe left...that is how I took it.

Point taken, but he's got a looooooooong way to go before he's at Kobe's level. I get what your saying, but I'm just saying. lol
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
I don't have any ill will toward Dwight.

I guess now that I think from a Laker fans perspective, I understand.

Howard was IT in Orlando. He was just another guy for you. Imagine if Kobe left...that is how I took it.

Point taken, but he's got a looooooooong way to go before he's at Kobe's level. I get what your saying, but I'm just saying. lol

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I agree with stoney. He's the best center in the league, but he has so much holes in his game that it's kinda sad that he's the best center in the league.

Honestly if DMC wasn't a dumb ass or if Bynum wasn't injury prone I dont think hed be the best in the league. His game relies so much/too much on his athleticism, he honestly isn't that talented lol
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Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
I don't have any ill will toward Dwight.

I guess now that I think from a Laker fans perspective, I understand.

Howard was IT in Orlando. He was just another guy for you. Imagine if Kobe left...that is how I took it.

Point taken, but he's got a looooooooong way to go before he's at Kobe's level. I get what your saying, but I'm just saying. lol

Oh for sure. No comparison. Haha
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Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
I agree with stoney. He's the best center in the league, but he has so much holes in his game that it's kinda sad that he's the best center in the league.

Honestly if DMC wasn't a dumb ass or if Bynum wasn't injury prone I dont think hed be the best in the league. His game relies so much/too much on his athleticism, he honestly isn't that talented lol

Yep. Howard has all the talent in the world, but has a lot of holes. Mainly his FTs and post moves. He has his hook shot and that is about it.
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Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
I agree with stoney. He's the best center in the league, but he has so much holes in his game that it's kinda sad that he's the best center in the league.

Honestly if DMC wasn't a dumb ass or if Bynum wasn't injury prone I dont think hed be the best in the league. His game relies so much/too much on his athleticism, he honestly isn't that talented lol

Yep. Howard has all the talent in the world, but has a lot of holes. Mainly his FTs and post moves. He has his hook shot and that is about it.

All players have holes in their games and Centers can often take longer to develop their offensive game. If Dwight works hard, there is no question he can improve his offensive skills.

On defense...it's not even close. Howard is too far ahead of Bynum and DMC.
[ Edited by 49ersMyLife on Jul 5, 2013 at 10:27 PM ]
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