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Discussion in 'Around The NBA' started by KI4MVP, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. KI4MVP

    KI4MVP formerly LJ4MVP

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    I figured we could use a general thread on the lakers since they are struggling and we have trade rights to get their pick. So I thought I'd start one off with Kobe's quote from last night

    "Put your big-boy pants on." -- Kobe Bryant on Pau Gasol
     
  2. Soar

    Soar Hall-of-Famer

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    Too many chiefs, not enough Indians.
     
  3. CardiacCavs

    CardiacCavs A Dream of Spring

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    They'll be fine. Once Nash comes back we'll get a better idea of what kind of team they will be. I still expect them to be a title contender, regardless of how they struggle early on in the season.


    Not saying I want this to be the case though. Especially with MB gone now, I have no reason not to wish for their team's hopes and dreams to go down in flames.
     
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  4. Mdog1

    Mdog1 NBA Starter

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    I'm very excited that their season has been so bad so far. It would be nice to see it get worse though.
     
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  5. KI4MVP

    KI4MVP formerly LJ4MVP

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    Nash has the same injury Ben Wallace had a few years ago. Wallace was out 6 weeks and then another 6 weeks after that he was still a shell of himself vs Orlando (which pretty much cost us the championship). A lot of people have pretty high expectations that 40 year old Nash will return and play like he was never gone.
     
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    Kobe Bryant, after Lakers lose to Magic: ‘I’ll kick everybody’s ass in this locker room’ if we don’t fix things
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  7. KI4MVP

    KI4MVP formerly LJ4MVP

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    Howard before the game

     
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    catfish In the Rotation

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    Back to the same question that has been debated previously. Is the Lakers pick lottery protected or not?
     
  9. Scholar

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    Yes, it is.
     
  10. Numbers Guy

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    Hard to imagine the Lakers off of just sheer talent not grabbing at least the 8th seed. If that Ramon deal lands us the 24th pick and a year later the ability to move up 10+ spots .. thats an incredible win.
     
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    MirORich All-Star

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    Pretty sure that quote was more in reference to him leaving the Magic but if the Lakers never catch fire this year and face an early round exit, it might become more relevant to his future decisions.

     
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    bigfoot5415 The Original HN3108

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    I still havent seen a direct quote saying it is or is not protected outside of realgm. Can someone provide one?
     
  13. Adam

    Adam Reading and reacting

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    Ben confirmed in the pick watch thread that real GM is correct, top 14 protected or whatever
     
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    For how long?
     
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    Mdog1 NBA Starter

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    I'm thinking personally that with Atlanta's ability to sign Paul, and Dwight that there is no way in hell that Dwight sticks around in LA after this season. We can only see the on court dysfunction going on with that team, and she ain't pretty. Based on their talent alone they should be a top 4 seed, which leads me to believe there are serious problems going on behind the scenes. I'm thinking the Lakers practice facility has been turned into the set of Jerry Springer as of late lol.

    Before someone says that Kobe is too good of a leader, or whatever to let that happen, is there any proof of that? I remember him whinning his way to the Lakers, fueding with Shaq, running Shaq out of town, complaining and demanding a trade, and sulking every time things don't go his way (PHX Suns series where Lakers were 3-1 for example).
     
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    I can't find confirmation of this.. but I'm pretty sure if they end up in the lottery the pick goes to the Suns, we take the Heat pick and the swap disappears.
     
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  18. KI4MVP

    KI4MVP formerly LJ4MVP

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    I thought grant said there was no protection when the trade was announced.
     
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    Not to mention that other than Haslem, Wade, and Chalmers none of the Heat had played together, where as the Lakers only added a few rotation players (Howard, Nash, Jamison).
     

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