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2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers Thread

Originally posted by valrod33:
Kings are s**tty organization and the new ownership will not change that

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timberwolves and braves LOL
Originally posted by jrg:

Ain't gonna happen. lol
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by jrg:

Ain't gonna happen. lol

don't think they'll get even one of them?
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by jrg:

Ain't gonna happen. lol

don't think they'll get even one of them?

I really don't think lebron would come to the Lakers. Possibly Anthony.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by jrg:

Ain't gonna happen. lol

don't think they'll get even one of them?

I really don't think lebron would come to the Lakers. Possibly Anthony.

Yeah I can't imagine LeBron leaving somewhere where he is comfortable for another team just like tha.... oh wait.
Jon Hamm ripping Dwight a new one at the espy's. First joke was something like Dwight finally found a way to help the Lakers win (basically leaving the team). Then he said they were gonna show a clip of his highlights as a Laker, then turned around to the screen and the music cued. Then he instantly turned back around and the music cut out, showing nothing at all. lol
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Jon Hamm ripping Dwight a new one at the espy's. First joke was something like Dwight finally found a way to help the Lakers win (basically leaving the team). Then he said they were gonna show a clip of his highlights as a Laker, then turned around to the screen and the music cued. Then he instantly turned back around and the music cut out, showing nothing at all. lol

lol I was watching that, it was pretty funny

Wade and Ray Allen were cracking up lol
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
4ML...I don't know if it's just sour grapes on the part of the Lakers because most of this has come out after he's left, but there have been some reports of Dwight intentionally blowing up plays (especially pick & rolls) because he wanted post touches. There were also reports during the year (which I put more stock into) of teammates being really upset with Dwight for not playing hard.

The guy who was most outwardly pissed off at Dwight during the year (and has been just killing him afterward) is Nash. IMO, if you can't get along with Steve Nash as a teammate, there's a problem with you, because what Nash enjoys doing most is making other people look good. Some pretty damning stuff in here, and this if from February.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/howard-495416-nash-lakers.html

Those words from Nash are definitely damning stuff...but I feel the article does have some bias and is very speculative. "...he has been trying a little harder in recent weeks – aside from sitting out because of fears over shoulder pain." I'm not a doctor, but from what I remember reading at the time - he did have an injury and he shouldn't have been playing on that shoulder. Maybe a guard can play through that, but playing at Center is a different animal with that injury.

But, you're right - Nash was pretty upset and he did feel Dwight was the reason why pnr hasn't been effective. I hope I wasn't coming off as someone who thinks Dwight did everything right. He's a top 5 player in the league. He needed to adapt to the new system when he forced the trade and wanted to move to a new team. He needed to be humble and learn how to make the process seamless for the coaches and the players. But, IMO - D'Antoni didn't do that either...and he was the coach and that is his main job. I was only saying that Dwight is gettin' too much of the blame...and that article is an example of that.

In the end, the biggest issue I see with Dwight is the lack of love and passion for the game needed to dominate in NBA year in and year out. That's something no one can help him with. If he doesn't improve his attitude towards the game, he will not win a title as THE GUY and he may still be a great player - but he won't come close to being the player he could have been.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
I really don't think lebron would come to the Lakers. Possibly Anthony.

IMO, if Lakers really want Anthony - they'll get him. Knicks are unlikely to finish in top 3 in the East. I feel Miami, Indiana, and Chicago (if Derrick Rose muscles regain memory by October) are clearly better and Knicks don't have any quality pieces or cap room to improve that team. If the Space Cowboys in Brooklyn stay healthy enough...Knicks may have to go on the road in round 1. IMO, 'Melo will be lookin' to get off the roster in April of 2014.
If the Lakers are smart, they won't offer Anthony s**t. I imagine he'll be looking for a max, and some other sucker ought to be the one to give it to him.

I just think the max gets handed out too willy nilly these days.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by sacniner:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Lakers positioning themselves for a run at both Lebron and Carmelo next year

but wont get either lol

Another Kings fan trolling the Laker thread lol

LA, its not about the Kings my friend. A lot of people that aren't Laker fans, regardless of what team they like, don't like the Lakers. I imagine you would find more Laker haters on a 49ers website because of the NorCal/SoCal thing. No need for you to stoop to a level below you and clown the lowly Kings. And talk about the Seattle thing. You're too good for that and its unnecessary.

I wouldn't clown the lowly Kings if fans of the lowly Kings didn't come into the Laker thread and talk crap. There are far more Warriors fans on this board than Kings fans, and they seem to do it much less than Kings fans do. I don't ever go into your guys' threads and do that, but if guys come into here I'm absolutely going to clown on them.

I'm honored that you think that's beneath me, but it's not.

What you all seem to fail to understand is any true bay area fan of the 4 major sports, must have all things LA. Its the same thing as in the MLB and the NHL. #BEATLA

And don't get all mad b/c this is the 1st year your great heralded franchise will struggle in God knows how long, so us Kings fans trolling is understandable.
Originally posted by AmpLee:
If the Lakers are smart, they won't offer Anthony s**t. I imagine he'll be looking for a max, and some other sucker ought to be the one to give it to him.

I just think the max gets handed out too willy nilly these days.

Ya, the only way I'd be okay with the Lakers offering Melo the max is if they get Kobe at a MASSIVE discount. Melo (and LeBron) are what I call "mega-max" players, because they'll actually be signing their 2nd max deal next year if they opt out. In Melo's case, that means his salary would start at $23.5M with 5% raises. LeBron (since he took the smaller deal to join Miami) would be around $21M or so. By contrast, guys like Rajon Rondo or Marc Gasol's max deals next summer would be $16.8M with 5% raises.

Someone like LeBron is obviously worth it, but you don't pay Carmelo Anthony $23.5M when you only have about $62M pie to split between 13 guys. I'd rather have a guy like Rondo or M. Gasol + another $7M to spend.
I'm gonna miss Metta. His physical ability has declined considerably, but he was one guy that always played his hardest on a team where you couldn't say that about a lot of the guys over his 4 year tenure. He'll always be a Laker to me, in the Horry/Fox kind of mold. Hope he does well with the Knicks.

[ Edited by LA9erFan on Jul 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM ]
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
I'm gonna miss Metta. His physical ability has declined considerably, but he was one guy that always played his hardest on a team where you couldn't say that about a lot of the guys over his 4 year tenure. He'll always be a Laker to me, in the Horry/Fox kind of mold. Hope he does well with the Knicks.


Ron Ron is awesome. I loved when he played for the Kings and he loved Sacramento too.
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