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Re: The NBA Begins by r231(m): 3:06am On Dec 12, 2012
Roland17: Can the Lakers make the Playoffs?

Capital NO

How can the Lakers keep up with OKC, SAS, Memphis, or Clippers? They cant even keep up with the Cavs
Re: The NBA Begins by r231(m): 3:26am On Dec 12, 2012
LOST ANGELES LAKERS
Re: The NBA Begins by Mynd44: 4:33am On Dec 12, 2012
Roland17: Can the Lakers make the Playoffs?
That is the most asked question this season
Re: The NBA Begins by occam(m): 5:13am On Dec 12, 2012
r231:

Capital NO

How can the Lakers keep up with OKC, SAS, Memphis, or Clippers? They cant even keep up with the Cavs



Writing off the Lakers in Dec? Once upon a time in 2002, the Lakers stimbled out of the gate and wenf on to win it all. I say wait till after the all stars games, then....
Re: The NBA Begins by CFCfan(m): 5:15am On Dec 12, 2012
In spite of the setbacks witnessed this season, I still remain a Lakers fan forever.
Re: The NBA Begins by occam(m): 5:23am On Dec 12, 2012
Are the Knicks for real? Sitting atop the East, yet to lose at home and Jason kiddd discovers the fountain of yourh. What a story!

Amare coming back is not the main issue but with nut heads like JR Smith & Rasheed this team can still implode. We'll see. Gotham cIty is on a high right now but....
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 6:37am On Dec 12, 2012
occam:

Writing off the Lakers in Dec? Once upon a time in 2002, the Lakers stimbled out of the gate and wenf on to win it all. I say wait till after the all stars games, then....

Bro, That 2002 roaster had and were aged

COACH: PHIL JACKSON

Kobe 24

Derek Fisher 28

Rick Fox 33

Robert Horry 32

Shaq 30

Devean George 25

Compare the depth and talent of that team, to today's

COACH: MIKE D' ANTONI

Kobe 34

D. Howard 27

P. Gasol 32

S. Nash 38
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 12:10pm On Dec 12, 2012
4 games below.500 this is slowly becoming a scandal

occam:

Writing off the Lakers in Dec? Once upon a time in 2002, the Lakers stimbled out of the gate and wenf on to win it all. I say wait till after the all stars games, then....
That team and this team the difference clear gaan oh

occam: Are the Knicks for real? Sitting atop the East, yet to lose at home and Jason kiddd discovers the fountain of yourh. What a story!

Amare coming back is not the main issue but with nut heads like JR Smith & Rasheed this team can still implode. We'll see. Gotham cIty is on a high right now but....
Mike Woodson won't let that team implode! The key for me is integrating Amare and how it would affect playing time of a defensive specialist like Ronnie Brewer and also Tyson Chandler who is shooting like 70% from the field.
As far as I'm concerned these guys have all the tools to challenge the Heat
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 6:41am On Dec 13, 2012
Double overtime for a home victory against a stubborn O.J Mayo and the Mavs, thank God for the turnovers by the Mavs, Without K.G our defense is just whack, he must be dead drained after this game, am so not buying this new idea of leaving last second clutch shots to Rando, keep it with Pierce, he showed why he's the TRUTH.
Re: The NBA Begins by occam(m): 5:49pm On Dec 13, 2012
Roland17: Double overtime for a home victory against a stubborn O.J Mayo and the Mavs, thank God for the turnovers by the Mavs, Without K.G our defense is just whack, he must be dead drained after this game, am so not buying this new idea of leaving last second clutch shots to Rando, keep it with Pierce, he showed why he's the TRUTH.

Needed overtime to beat a Dirkless Dallas team? Why are the Celtics struggling this year? I look at the their roster and I'm thinking this team is good. So far I'm disappointed. Can't believe K.G. and Pierce are running out of gas. Yes, they lost Allen but they replaced him with a solid shooter (Jet) and better defender (Courtney Lee). They even have the Brazilian blur.

very puzzling team
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 5:57pm On Dec 13, 2012
Those turnovers have to piss u off if u are a Mavs fan
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 7:28pm On Dec 13, 2012
occam:

Needed overtime to beat a Dirkless Dallas team? Why are the Celtics struggling this year? I look at the their roster and I'm thinking this team is good. So far I'm disappointed. Can't believe K.G. and Pierce are running out of gas. Yes, they lost Allen but they replaced him with a solid shooter (Jet) and better defender (Courtney Lee). They even have the Brazilian blur.

very puzzling team

Bro, i was confident coming into this season, with the acquisition of a Lee, Barbosa, Terry, Rookie Sulinger and returning green, but after 5 games i knew we would struggle all through the season and the reason is "rebounding (Offensive and defensive) and also rotation and weak side defense", we have been out-rebounded by every team we have played with thus far, K.G is the only player that keeps that defense tight, whenever he goes to the bench for a rest, the team collapses and you can't replace K.G as far as am concerned.

C.Lee is struggling to define himself in this team, i wish he would stick to being aggressive, especially going to the rim, rather than wait for the three's, he's a good defender but we miss A. Bradley soooooo much, Defending without fouling is something rookie Sulinger still has to learn, he accumulates too much foul, J. Terry i believe would blend very well next season, he's maturity on the court is something i love soo much, Green is coming on, albeit slowly, but who can question him, he had a heart surgery last year, that Kid has got mind.
Barbosa loves to go to the rim, thats his style, but so far his play time has been restricted.

Hey!!! K.G is 36, 17 years in the league, Healthier/ more active than his many of his peers considering the likes of Wade, Paul Peirce is 35, 14 years in the League also healthier and more active than his peers, they would definitely slow down, but am very impressed with both of them.

All in all, no one expects this team to challenge, but that's what they said last year and we made it to the conference finals, some might be quick to remind me of the Knicks, but i would leave that to the post season.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 7:32pm On Dec 13, 2012
A-40:
Those turnovers have to piss u off if u are a Mavs fan

That was our saving grace.lol grin grin grin
Re: The NBA Begins by occam(m): 9:06pm On Dec 13, 2012
Roland17:

Bro, i was confident coming into this season, with the acquisition of a Lee, Barbosa, Terry, Rookie Sulinger and returning green, but after 5 games i knew we would struggle all through the season and the reason is "rebounding (Offensive and defensive) and also rotation and weak side defense", we have been out-rebounded by every team we have played with thus far, K.G is the only player that keeps that defense tight, whenever he goes to the bench for a rest, the team collapses and you can't replace K.G as far as am concerned.

C.Lee is struggling to define himself in this team, i wish he would stick to being aggressive, especially going to the rim, rather than wait for the three's, he's a good defender but we miss A. Bradley soooooo much, Defending without fouling is something rookie Sulinger still has to learn, he accumulates too much foul, J. Terry i believe would blend very well next season, he's maturity on the court is something i love soo much, Green is coming on, albeit slowly, but who can question him, he had a heart surgery last year, that Kid has got mind.
Barbosa loves to go to the rim, thats his style, but so far his play time has been restricted.

Hey!!! K.G is 36, 17 years in the league, Healthier/ more active than his many of his peers considering the likes of Wade, Paul Peirce is 35, 14 years in the League also healthier and more active than his peers, they would definitely slow down, but am very impressed with both of them.

All in all, no one expects this team to challenge, but that's what they said last year and we made it to the conference finals, some might be quick to remind me of the Knicks, but i would leave that to the post season.

I hear you bro. I just think the window is almost closed for this team to win it all. Talking of missed opportunities: Losing Perks in 2010 finals or stinking up the joint in last year's game 6 with the Heat?

I love the C's too and pains me that K.G. & Pierce may not win a 2nd ring. No one else on that team possess the leadership & tenacity these 2 guys bring every night. Rondo? Nope
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 11:17pm On Dec 13, 2012
occam:

I hear you bro. I just think the window is almost closed for this team to win it all. Talking of missed opportunities: Losing Perks in 2010 finals or stinking up the joint in last year's game 6 with the Heat?

I love the C's too and pains me that K.G. & Pierce may not win a 2nd ring. No one else on that team possess the leadership & tenacity these 2 guys bring every night. Rondo? Nope


I agree with you on Rando, he's definitely not mature enough to take up Leadership roles with the Celtics and that is one big reason Doc Rivers impressed on Danny Ainge to resign K.G, so Rando can spend more time with him, but its apparent Rando has to do more if he's to convince the fans he's capable of stepping up, on and off the court as a leader.

This season is the last run for K.G i think, but his commitment is unquestionable and unrivaled, his signing changed the face of the Franchise, it brought a new era with the Celtics, i agree we lost by trading K. Perkins in 2010, i personally felt it was worse than loosing R. Allen, we would have been patient with his injury, but the future is bright for this team, if we can get a rebounding center, which has become very rare in the league.
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 12:38am On Dec 14, 2012
occam:

I hear you bro. I just think the window is almost closed for this team to win it all. Talking of missed opportunities: Losing Perks in 2010 finals or stinking up the joint in last year's game 6 with the Heat?

I love the C's too and pains me that K.G. & Pierce may not win a 2nd ring. No one else on that team possess the leadership & tenacity these 2 guys bring every night. Rondo? Nope

Lol that 2nd ring is all but gone. Unless LeBron tears an ACL and Bosh does likewise then that also has to happen to the best two players of any team they get from the West grin grin
I think Rondo brings more tenacity than Pierce tho.
Tough as nails that ninja! Maybe not as vocal as KG but the hits he takes

Homecoming of some sorts for D'Antoni tonight hopefully it doesn't end in disaster grin grin

And someone really needs to give that Cousins kid a hug
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 1:03am On Dec 14, 2012
Mark Jackson's Warriors are quietly but surely grabbing attention with a 15-7 record, David Lee to me is the most underrated Center in the league, that dude from his days with the Knicks has never gotten the credit he duly deserves.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 2:46am On Dec 14, 2012
41 points already in the 1st quarter, WTF!!!!!! where the heck is the defense, this is getting out of hand, am watching the game and am like is this summer league or the NBA.. Lakers can forget the playoff's angry angry angryKobe has infact stopped passing the ball.
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 3:25am On Dec 14, 2012
Roland17: Mark Jackson's Warriors are quietly but surely grabbing attention with a 15-7 record, David Lee to me is the most underrated Center in the league, that dude from his days with the Knicks has never gotten the credit he duly deserves.
I miss that ninja on commentary 'Momma there goes that man' all the more impressive when you realize that Andrew Bogut has been out for a while now

I don't think D'Antoni would last till all-star weekend. Look at the Knicks under Woodson and compare with D'Antoni and you begin to wonder how badly has this guy regressed
Re: The NBA Begins by ektbear: 9:19am On Dec 14, 2012
Knicks are rolling

Lakers...simply "turrible", as sir charles would say.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 4:25pm On Dec 14, 2012
is someone watching Damian Lillard??
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 10:37pm On Dec 14, 2012
Phil Jackson's money just went up by 5mil
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 10:51pm On Dec 14, 2012
A-40:
Phil Jackson's money just went up by 5mil
grin grin grin grin
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 11:40pm On Dec 14, 2012
By all accounts D'Antonii has been worse than Brown tho. His only excuse is the absence of Nash and Gasol and I feel his pain to an extent! Chris Duhon should not be starting at PG on any team in this league. Why don't they get Jose Calderon?
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 4:53am On Dec 15, 2012
Am off to bed very angry angry angry
Re: The NBA Begins by occam(m): 5:17am On Dec 15, 2012
Roland17: Am off to bed very angry angry angry

cos the C's lose again smiley
Re: The NBA Begins by occam(m): 5:23am On Dec 15, 2012
A-40:
By all accounts D'Antonii has been worse than Brown tho. His only excuse is the absence of Nash and Gasol and I feel his pain to an extent! Chris Duhon should not be starting at PG on any team in this league. Why don't they get Jose Calderon?

Calderon is worse. Dude can't play defense that's why he's coming off the bench for the lowly Raptors
Re: The NBA Begins by ektbear: 12:21pm On Dec 15, 2012
r231: LOST ANGELES LAKERS

cheesy grin
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 1:52pm On Dec 15, 2012
occam:

Calderon is worse. Dude can't play defense that's why he's coming off the bench for the lowly Raptors
You don't expect Calderon to start ahead of Kyle Lowry. Plus any PG is better than Chris Duhon grin grin
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 11:56pm On Dec 15, 2012
Head to head, i would pick Calderon ahead of Duhon any day, he's more aggressive, a better ball handler, a better passer although his defense is erratic, he compensates that with his offense.
Re: The NBA Begins by ektbear: 11:57pm On Dec 15, 2012
Calderon's defense is atrocious. He also is not an aggressive, penetrating point guard. He is afraid of driving.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 12:50am On Dec 16, 2012
ekt_bear: Calderon's defense is atrocious. He also is not an aggressive, penetrating point guard. He is afraid of driving.
I beg to disagree with the bolded, when i say aggressive i mean going to the bucket and not physically, i sometimes wonder if his bones are complete cos he looks fragile, but when it comes to penetrating he does a better job than Duhon.

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