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« Reply #325 on: December 26, 2005, 12:12:15 PM »
Let me point out a few things...

Vujacic is young...His development has been rapid. I actually expected him to be in the NBDL this time of year...Give him some time and he'll be something. Of course he still makes a lot of mistakes, but he's gunna be an important part of the Lakers future...

Odom hasn't been shooting as many 3's lately, but this game he just went back to depending on that 3 too much. I would like to see him shoot two 3's a game at most, not 5. Remember, his 3 point shot is pretty good at 34%. Actually, one of the better 3 point shooters on the Lakers...He just needs to develop a consistant mid-range jumper and perfect his drive to the hoop. You easily have a potentially top 10 player in Odom...He just doesn't use his mind so much, even though his talent still shines through...

Cook has impressed. The best on the Lakers at taking the charge (although that could be a bad thing for a 6'9" power forward). He knows his positioning on the court, and has a deadly outside shot. He kinda reminds me of a Sam Perkins typa' player...I'm glad he signed an extension with us this summer.

Parker is also still learning the NBA game. He's shown us he can be big and he's shown us that he can disappoint as well...Offensively, when he gets into a rythym he's dangerous, but when he's not in his rythym, he is too reluctant and barely shoots. His turnover-steal ratio is good, he even had 3 steals last night, despite his lackluster performance...He just needs to play more consistantly on the offensive end...

Kwame...well, what can I say? Kwame will be Kwame. We know he can play but does he know himself? I remember the 2004 season, where he was basically the leader of the Wizards. Washington was in his palm, he was quickly progressing (quicker than draft-mates Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler). He was said to be the future of the NBA and everyone was becoming proud of him as the 1st pick...He showed us he could play with the elite big-men. Webber, Brand, Garnett, Duncan...He outlplayed them all that year. He actually had a month where he averaged like 20-15 (or something like that). Then his confidence somehow shot back down to where it was in his rookie season, and his next season with Washington was a disaster. Now it's as if he's a rookie again in LA...If he can bring himself to play to full potential, we don't need a washed up Mourning to be contenders...We can be contenders with THIS VERY roster. Kwame is splitting minutes with Mihm at center, he can DOMINATE the power forward position if he gives it his all, if he stops "rooking" it...

Mihm is such a smart player...I think it's pretty obvious that the refs pick of him WAYYY too much. I think just his name alone reminds the refs at the beginning that they need to call fouls on him because he is "foul prone"...Do you not see what I'm seeing? These ridiculous touch fouls being called on Mihm, most of the time it's not even a foul. It hurts the team drastically... if Mihm can gain the respect of the refs and stay on the court for longer, the Lakers will have the center position on lock with Mihm and Kwame splitting the time...

Kobe is Kobe, I don't need to comment on him...Decent game by him, I just think he needs to work on his 3ball a little more this year. You say Odom can't shoot the 3, but he has a much better percentage than Kobe...0-8, I think he needs to practice that 3, cuz he has everything else down perfectly...


If Miami are contenders, so are the Lakers...These Lakers playing at their best are better than the Miami Heat IMO. It showed yesterday, the Lakers were playing shitty offense and BARELY had 2nd chance points, but still maintained themselves and kept close throughout the game...I can't wait to watch this team come March. I'm excited with what Phil Jackson has planned...
 

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Re: Sticky: The Official Los Angeles Lakers thread
« Reply #326 on: December 26, 2005, 01:36:32 PM »
Don't you think Phil should give Cook more minutes?(18 min per game) I mean when Kobe is double teamed, Cook can hit  these open shots. Like it has been said he has a automatic and very good shoot(he's at 50%) and he's one of the few Lakers who can make these mid range jumpers.When Odom and Parker struggles, Cook can be the solution to help Kobe on the offensive side.
 

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« Reply #327 on: December 26, 2005, 01:58:54 PM »
Cooks been getting more minutes than ever...I think Phil is using him wonderfuly and splitting the minutes between Cook, Odom, and Kwame at power forward wonderfuly. As the season progresses, he will see more minutes at power forward and Kwame will see more minutes at center. That will leave Lamar to freely play the 3 spot without having to switch between the 3 and 4 constantly. That should really help the Lakers out and they WILL be an awesome team to watch in the playoffs...
 

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« Reply #328 on: December 26, 2005, 07:33:36 PM »
Mihm is such a smart player...I think it's pretty obvious that the refs pick of him WAYYY too much. I think just his name alone reminds the refs at the beginning that they need to call fouls on him because he is "foul prone"...Do you not see what I'm seeing? These ridiculous touch fouls being called on Mihm, most of the time it's not even a foul. It hurts the team drastically... if Mihm can gain the respect of the refs and stay on the court for longer, the Lakers will have the center position on lock with Mihm and Kwame splitting the time...

Yeah. At least 2 times Shaq punched him in the face and the referee called it a defensive foul against Mihm, i've noticed it too. I've missed some Laker games recently, but it's like that from the start of the season, nothing new. The fact is that he had 3 fouls in the mid of the 2nd quarter, and he made another one later in the quarter. We need him 35-40 minutes a game, not 15. I'm not blaming him or shit, but he gotta try to do something about it.

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If Miami are contenders, so are the Lakers...These Lakers playing at their best are better than the Miami Heat IMO. It showed yesterday, the Lakers were playing shitty offense and BARELY had 2nd chance points, but still maintained themselves and kept close throughout the game...I can't wait to watch this team come March. I'm excited with what Phil Jackson has planned...

Yeah. You don't wanna face the Lakers in the Play Offs. That's for sure.
 

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« Reply #329 on: December 26, 2005, 07:37:31 PM »
Cooks been getting more minutes than ever...I think Phil is using him wonderfuly and splitting the minutes between Cook, Odom, and Kwame at power forward wonderfuly. As the season progresses, he will see more minutes at power forward and Kwame will see more minutes at center. That will leave Lamar to freely play the 3 spot without having to switch between the 3 and 4 constantly. That should really help the Lakers out and they WILL be an awesome team to watch in the playoffs...

Don't get me wrong, i'm not saying he's a great player or shit, but i'm anticipating Medvedenko's return. He has always played well under Phil Jackson. He likes triangle, and even tho' he can't defend, he's the type of player who ain't scared to shoot. He has a nice jumper, and we can always use him to foul Duncan, or Garnett, or whoever. 2 months then he's back?
 

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« Reply #330 on: December 26, 2005, 07:42:57 PM »
Look for Kwame to have a big game tomorrow @ Washington...Lakers by 10 or more, no less.

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Re: Sticky: The Official Los Angeles Lakers thread
« Reply #331 on: December 27, 2005, 12:24:25 AM »
    kwame just got clowned on sportscenter

I WENT TO STAPLES CENTER WEN I WAS WALKING MY GOLD RAG FALL OF MY POCKET AND THE GROUND WAS WET TO AND DIRTY MY RAG GOT DIRTY A LIL BIT PULL IT IT BACK AND MAKE SURE IT WOULD NOT DROP AGAIN ROCKING MY RAG AGAIN HOMIE 8
 

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« Reply #332 on: December 27, 2005, 01:36:34 AM »
 I don't understand Odom behaviour on the last possession  >:(. Kobe was very mad at him. Anyways there are ups and downs in a season . Plus I really fear a injury for Kobe , he seems very tired (we have a shitty schedule with all these back 2 back games). Fortunately , there is a rest of 3 days coming after Grizzlies game
 

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Re: Sticky: The Official Los Angeles Lakers thread
« Reply #333 on: December 27, 2005, 09:13:25 AM »

lakers better then the heat???

heat just barely got shaq back and just got Riley in to replace van gundy
they are still gelling together, and like dude up there said Shaq played like shit.... riley said he is over weight and wants him down about 320 lbs

wade was having a great game til the ref's started calling the b.s. foul calls when he was gaurding kobe that put him out of the game early in the 1st half .. "the charge call that shouldve gone against kobe, the call when kobe was driving to the basket and wade was bodying him"
the elbow to the neck was not nice though... ouch

they play again in about 20 days or so at staples here in l.a. so lets see what happens
ive got the heat.
 

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« Reply #334 on: December 27, 2005, 10:46:07 AM »
lakers better then the heat???

Maybe not better, but they had a better record.

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heat just barely got shaq back and just got Riley in to replace van gundy
they are still gelling together, and like dude up there said Shaq played like shit.... riley said he is over weight and wants him down about 320 lbs

The only problem is Shaq replied like "Numbers ain't the most important thing in my life".. ;D
He played like shit. Obviously with Shaq in full effect, the Heat are contenders.
But i'm not sure Shaq will get in shape in time for the Pistons..
He looked fat, totally out of shape. A giant pig.

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wade was having a great game til the ref's started calling the b.s. foul calls when he was gaurding kobe that put him out of the game early in the 1st half .. "the charge call that shouldve gone against kobe, the call when kobe was driving to the basket and wade was bodying him"

One of the two fouls was 100% for sure a Wade foul. The one when Kobe drove to the right side: Wade was still moving. The other one i don't remember it. Anyway.......

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the elbow to the neck was not nice though... ouch

Wade had to be ejected. Anyway is it me or Kobe and Wade hate each others with passion?

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they play again in about 20 days or so at staples here in l.a. so lets see what happens
ive got the heat.

Honestly, it all depends from Shaq.
 

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Re: Sticky: The Official Los Angeles Lakers thread
« Reply #335 on: December 27, 2005, 11:33:54 AM »
Cooks been getting more minutes than ever...I think Phil is using him wonderfuly and splitting the minutes between Cook, Odom, and Kwame at power forward wonderfuly. As the season progresses, he will see more minutes at power forward and Kwame will see more minutes at center. That will leave Lamar to freely play the 3 spot without having to switch between the 3 and 4 constantly. That should really help the Lakers out and they WILL be an awesome team to watch in the playoffs...

Don't get me wrong, i'm not saying he's a great player or shit, but i'm anticipating Medvedenko's return. He has always played well under Phil Jackson. He likes triangle, and even tho' he can't defend, he's the type of player who ain't scared to shoot. He has a nice jumper, and we can always use him to foul Duncan, or Garnett, or whoever. 2 months then he's back?

Yea...Regardless of what people may think, the return of Medvedenko will be crucial.
 

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« Reply #336 on: December 27, 2005, 11:40:36 AM »
Look for Kwame to have a big game tomorrow @ Washington...Lakers by 10 or more, no less.

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Ok? So they played shitty and didn't live up to my prediction. I didn't even watch the game cuz it was delayed, but they were up 16, and from what I heard, let the game slip...Lakers seem to have went back to playing like they were in that November slump of theirs. I really hope they bounce back soon, but these Lakers seem to take their time when it comes to climbing out of holes...Hopefully they can put out Memphis tomorrow, then they have some time to rest for the 2 games (which should be easy wins) against Utah...They should win AT LEAST 4 out of their next 5 games...Kwame is being used as a reserve. I think once he puts forth a 20-15 games, he'll gain his starting spot back...I just hope he can really step his game up, I wouldn't even mind him as an 11-8 guy ALL season like he was in his 3rd... :-\
 

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Re: Sticky: The Official Los Angeles Lakers thread
« Reply #337 on: December 27, 2005, 11:43:36 AM »

lakers better then the heat???

heat just barely got shaq back and just got Riley in to replace van gundy
they are still gelling together, and like dude up there said Shaq played like shit.... riley said he is over weight and wants him down about 320 lbs

wade was having a great game til the ref's started calling the b.s. foul calls when he was gaurding kobe that put him out of the game early in the 1st half .. "the charge call that shouldve gone against kobe, the call when kobe was driving to the basket and wade was bodying him"
the elbow to the neck was not nice though... ouch

they play again in about 20 days or so at staples here in l.a. so lets see what happens
ive got the heat.


IMO, Lakers are better than the Heat...Give Kobe a night like the one against Dallas, Lakers woulda' won that last game by 40...Lakers had an off-night and held a lead for most of the game and only lost by 5...I am not disappointed. Who woulda' thought that this statement would hold any weight to it back in the off-season? Well, here it is...

Lakers>Heat
 

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Re: Sticky: The Official Los Angeles Lakers thread
« Reply #338 on: December 27, 2005, 12:32:01 PM »
Cooks been getting more minutes than ever...I think Phil is using him wonderfuly and splitting the minutes between Cook, Odom, and Kwame at power forward wonderfuly. As the season progresses, he will see more minutes at power forward and Kwame will see more minutes at center. That will leave Lamar to freely play the 3 spot without having to switch between the 3 and 4 constantly. That should really help the Lakers out and they WILL be an awesome team to watch in the playoffs...

Don't get me wrong, i'm not saying he's a great player or shit, but i'm anticipating Medvedenko's return. He has always played well under Phil Jackson. He likes triangle, and even tho' he can't defend, he's the type of player who ain't scared to shoot. He has a nice jumper, and we can always use him to foul Duncan, or Garnett, or whoever. 2 months then he's back?

Yea...Regardless of what people may think, the return of Medvedenko will be crucial.

The last time Phil coached him (2003/04) he averaged 8-5 in 21 minutes. Not bad.
 

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« Reply #339 on: December 27, 2005, 03:21:56 PM »
Cooks been getting more minutes than ever...I think Phil is using him wonderfuly and splitting the minutes between Cook, Odom, and Kwame at power forward wonderfuly. As the season progresses, he will see more minutes at power forward and Kwame will see more minutes at center. That will leave Lamar to freely play the 3 spot without having to switch between the 3 and 4 constantly. That should really help the Lakers out and they WILL be an awesome team to watch in the playoffs...

Don't get me wrong, i'm not saying he's a great player or shit, but i'm anticipating Medvedenko's return. He has always played well under Phil Jackson. He likes triangle, and even tho' he can't defend, he's the type of player who ain't scared to shoot. He has a nice jumper, and we can always use him to foul Duncan, or Garnett, or whoever. 2 months then he's back?

Yea...Regardless of what people may think, the return of Medvedenko will be crucial.

The last time Phil coached him (2003/04) he averaged 8-5 in 21 minutes. Not bad.


Medvedenko's not your ideal PF-C, but no doubt he'll provide us with some well-needed minutes in the front court.
 

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Re: Sticky: The Official Los Angeles Lakers thread
« Reply #340 on: December 27, 2005, 03:23:54 PM »
I'm telling you, this is our roster going into the playoffs...


PG Smush Parker...Aaron McKie/Sasha Vuvajic
SG Kobe Bryant...Devin Green/Von Wafer
SF Lamar Odom...Devean George/Luke Walton
PF Kwame Brown...Brian Cook/Ronny Turiaf
C Chris Mihm...Andrew Bynum/Slava Medvedenko
 

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« Reply #341 on: December 27, 2005, 03:33:35 PM »
Like i said we are one Mourning away from being contenders.
 

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« Reply #342 on: December 27, 2005, 03:41:42 PM »
Fuck a Mourning. When we get Bosh in 2007, we WILL be unstoppable. But for now, our front-court is getting better, and with the return of Medvednko and soon-to-be signing of Ronny Turiaf, we will have some depth...Well have Mihm, Medvednko, and Bynum splitting minutes at center, with Kwame starting at 4, but playing a good portion of his minutes at center as well. Then we have Cook, Turiaf, Medvednko, and even sometimes (but it wont be needed as much, thank God) Odom backing up Kwame at the 4. Our SF and SG positions are on lock, so those don't need mentioning...I believe this team can achieve a lot.
 

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« Reply #343 on: January 03, 2006, 06:13:56 AM »
Damn man!!,.Talk about an emotional roller-coaster...The Lakers went from going 5-1 on that road trip & Kobe scored 62 points in 3 quarters & now we're on a 4 game losing streak and Kobe is out for 2 games and we could be 15-16 by tomorrow.  :(  :'(
 

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« Reply #344 on: January 03, 2006, 08:41:45 AM »
Damn man!!,.Talk about an emotional roller-coaster...The Lakers went from going 5-1 on that road trip & Kobe scored 62 points in 3 quarters & now we're on a 4 game losing streak and Kobe is out for 2 games and we could be 15-16 by tomorrow.  :(  :'(
the season is long man. The most important thing is to be effective around March. Of course we have to have or nearly have a playoff spot til the final run
 

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« Reply #345 on: January 03, 2006, 10:23:11 AM »
Damn man!!,.Talk about an emotional roller-coaster...The Lakers went from going 5-1 on that road trip & Kobe scored 62 points in 3 quarters & now we're on a 4 game losing streak and Kobe is out for 2 games and we could be 15-16 by tomorrow.  :(  :'(


If the players stick to their role, the wins will keep piling..Unfortunately, they forgot what got them that 5-1 record on the road trip...Kobe will be back soon and so will the Lakers...PeACe
 

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« Reply #346 on: January 03, 2006, 09:18:43 PM »
6 in a row  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( :'( :'( :'( :argue:

fuck fuck fuck fuck goddammit

I fuckin want to break somethign right now I can't stand this shit
Being a LAKER is a privilige. Unfortunately some "Lakers" have forgotten that.

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« Reply #348 on: January 04, 2006, 10:27:53 AM »
6 in a row  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( :'( :'( :'( :argue:

fuck fuck fuck fuck goddammit

I fuckin want to break somethign right now I can't stand this shit

It's 5 in a row...LOL
 

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« Reply #349 on: January 04, 2006, 10:34:53 AM »
Lakers>Heat

lol


How is this funny? 1 week ago, the Lakers had the better record. Now that they're in a slump (especially with Kobe suspended, which ruined the chances in our 2 games vs Utah), their record doesn't show for their talent. Also, lets not forget that Kobe's primary back-up, Laron Profit, is out for the season. ALSO, Aaron Mckie, another Kobe back-up player is out as well. That leaves us very thin at the 2. Lakers, in my opinion, can easily beat the Heat if playing to full potential (minus injuries+suspensions). The world saw it, the Lakers lost to the Heat by 4 after playing some shitty ass basketball...Shit, they even had the game in their hands for most of the 3rd quarter, they just simply let it slip away...No one was laughing when the Lakers were on their winning streak, but now that they're in a slump, it's once again Laker-bashing-time...Gay how it works... ::)