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2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers Thread

Originally posted by Kaz9er:
So unreal that we got Nash an Howard i know we had a chance for Howard but both these guys didnt see it coming.

Nash has been a pipe dream for me for years. He's exactly what we needed. But I never thought in a million years he'd wanna come here. We all know how much of a Laker hater he is (was ).
Excited to see what Meeks and Jamison can contribute coming off the bench. Last year we struggled with a consistent 6th man
doesn't meek score in bunches?
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
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http://www.telly.com/I79XH?fromtwitvid=1

Why does Dwight end up taking a jumper from the top of the key?

Haha, that was just where they decided to stop the sequence. If they go to that spot in a game scenario, ideally Dwight would be going to the rack instead of shooting a jumper. But there were 7 different scoring options before they got to that cut.

#1 - Nash gives it to Howard rolling to the hoop.
#2 - Nash racks it himself.
#3 - Artest with the corner 3 if the defense collapses on Nash.
#4 - Skip pass to Kobe for the open shot (Nash made this pass)
#5 - Dwight in the post (Kobe made this pass)
#6 - Kobe for a jumper off the rub screen by Artest (Dwight made this pass)
#7 - Pau in the post on the weakside.
#8 - Dwight flashing middle (Nash made this pass and Dwight took the shot)


I'm really curious to see Princeton in game action this year.
Holy f**k so many options. If I was Nash my head would explode
Originally posted by niners4lyfe:
doesn't meek score in bunches?


he does now
Nash needs to really do something about that hair. Lol
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:

There goes gasol slouching in the pic , pau needs to get his mojo back!


...in accordance with the prophecy...
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Curious to see how Howards goofiness will mesh with Bryants seriousness.
Originally posted by jrg:
Curious to see how Howards goofiness will mesh with Bryants seriousness.

was just going to post this. I love that Kobe is all business and takes his emotions out on the basketball court, but I really hope Dwight opens him up and the Lakers play FUN basketball. Seeing Nash, Kobe, Ron, Gasol, and Dwight having fun and playing basketball seems like it would be ridiculously entertaining
Originally posted by jrg:
Curious to see how Howards goofiness will mesh with Bryants seriousness.

Kobe's quote on this was "Even great whites swim with a smile."

I think Kobe will be good for Dwight in terms of teaching him how to be a champion, but I'm more concerned about Kobe making him feel like he's part of the "supporting cast". This is still Kobe's team, because he's going into his 17th year with the team and is still a great player, but Dwight's better than he is at this point. I don't think Dwight will take kindly to the idea that he's along for the ride on this, which I understand.
[ Edited by LA9erFan on Oct 4, 2012 at 11:53 AM ]
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by jrg:
Curious to see how Howards goofiness will mesh with Bryants seriousness.

Kobe's quote on this was "Even great whites swim with a smile."

I think Kobe will be good for Dwight in terms of teaching him how to be a champion, but I'm more concerned about Kobe making him feel like he's part of the "supporting cast". This is still Kobe's team, because he's going into his 17th year with the team and is still a great player, but Dwight's better than he is at this point. I don't think Dwight will take kindly to the idea that he's along for the ride on this, which I understand.

I've never seen Howard as a goofball on the court. Off is a whole different story. No problem with that.

Kobe's already laying the foundation for heading that last issue off, P: When he was talking on media day about this being HIS team now, he also made it clear that he is near the end and that when he's gone, it is going to be HOWARD's team.
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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by jrg:
Curious to see how Howards goofiness will mesh with Bryants seriousness.

Kobe's quote on this was "Even great whites swim with a smile."

I think Kobe will be good for Dwight in terms of teaching him how to be a champion, but I'm more concerned about Kobe making him feel like he's part of the "supporting cast". This is still Kobe's team, because he's going into his 17th year with the team and is still a great player, but Dwight's better than he is at this point. I don't think Dwight will take kindly to the idea that he's along for the ride on this, which I understand.

Exactly. That's another thing. What if Kobe is throwing up 28 shots a night and the Lakers lose and Howard starts thinking "WTF this is my team now"

You and I both know how selfish Dwight can be. Didn't used to be that way, but if he isn't getting his touches it'll get interesting.
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Orlando obviously ran a different system than LA, but still Howard should at least have the ball in his hands 99% of possessions. He may pass out, but the offense needs to run through him imo.
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