NikeTalk › NikeTalk Forums › The Lounge › Sports & Training › || LocK Dis Up ||
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

|| LocK Dis Up || - Page 27  

Poll Results: How Many Games Do You Project The Lakers Will Win This Season?

 
  • 8% (4)
    15-20
  • 8% (4)
    21-25
  • 31% (14)
    26-30
  • 17% (8)
    31-35
  • 6% (3)
    36-40
  • 4% (2)
    41-45
  • 0% (0)
    46-50
  • 0% (0)
    51-55
  • 0% (0)
    56-73
  • 22% (10)
    They Will Break the NBA Record with 74+ Wins
45 Total Votes  
post #781 of 21988

so do we blame jim or mitch for this? 

pimp.gifTEAM MBENGApimp.gif

 

Thank you for calling NT tech support, can i take your order please? 

 

nerd.gifAbout Menerd.gif 

pimp.gifTEAM MBENGApimp.gif

 

Thank you for calling NT tech support, can i take your order please? 

 

nerd.gifAbout Menerd.gif 

post #782 of 21988
No blame they're doing a great job
TEAM LAKERS | FLORIDA GATORS | LA RAMS
PSN: B1ackMambaK1ng | XBL: Gator Boy 24
DS KD VI Christmas Size 14 $120 shipped for Sale
DS LeBron 11 2K14 Size 15 $300 shipped for Sale
DS KD VI WTKD Size 14...
TEAM LAKERS | FLORIDA GATORS | LA RAMS
PSN: B1ackMambaK1ng | XBL: Gator Boy 24
DS KD VI Christmas Size 14 $120 shipped for Sale
DS LeBron 11 2K14 Size 15 $300 shipped for Sale
DS KD VI WTKD Size 14...
post #783 of 21988
Obviously they were caught flat footed in that initial interview. I think they'll be better served with that experience going forward.
A T H L E T I C S | U C L A | L A K E R S | R A I D E R S

A T H L E T I C S | U C L A | L A K E R S | R A I D E R S

post #784 of 21988

not getting caught flatfooted and being ready for this stuff is what the front office is for though

 

its not like they are new to meeting with big name free agents 

pimp.gifTEAM MBENGApimp.gif

 

Thank you for calling NT tech support, can i take your order please? 

 

nerd.gifAbout Menerd.gif 

pimp.gifTEAM MBENGApimp.gif

 

Thank you for calling NT tech support, can i take your order please? 

 

nerd.gifAbout Menerd.gif 

post #785 of 21988
Quote:
Originally Posted by sea manup View Post

not getting caught flatfooted and being ready for this stuff is what the front office is for though

its not like they are new to meeting with big name free agents 

You would think so but it's been at least 10 years since they successfully got one and they were old as dirt in Malone and Payton. It's inexcusable to not be prepared though.
TEAM LAKERS | FLORIDA GATORS | LA RAMS
PSN: B1ackMambaK1ng | XBL: Gator Boy 24
DS KD VI Christmas Size 14 $120 shipped for Sale
DS LeBron 11 2K14 Size 15 $300 shipped for Sale
DS KD VI WTKD Size 14...
TEAM LAKERS | FLORIDA GATORS | LA RAMS
PSN: B1ackMambaK1ng | XBL: Gator Boy 24
DS KD VI Christmas Size 14 $120 shipped for Sale
DS LeBron 11 2K14 Size 15 $300 shipped for Sale
DS KD VI WTKD Size 14...
post #786 of 21988

There's no certainty to sell at the current moment. That's what happens in a rebuilding phase. That's also what happens when you lose as many games as you did last year. You can't have it both ways. You can't have a top pick and somehow attract a top free agent who has been losing his entire career and wants to win now. 

 

 

It's really not that complicated. 

 

But if all these accounts of them not focusing on basketball after an hour into the meeting are true, that's inexcusable. But what can you focus on? Hey we got a lot of young guys, they'll take some time to develop but when they do they'll be great. 

 

 

 

Also this Upshaw outrage is wild to me. Sacre didn't beat him out for the spot. He lost it himself. Simple as that. 

 

You're telling me you would give a job to a person who has multiple red flags, yet you give him a chance and he blows it again? So what that his fourth wake up call by now? Why would you reward poor behavior especially from him? I don't really get the issue. 

 

Also on another note the Lakers are in a great position, except they need a legitimate coach. That's the only flaw in their rebuilding currently. 

post #787 of 21988

you can have a great meeting and at the end of the day he leaves because he likes san antonio better

 

but if the meeting "didnt go well" that's something wrong with how we are marketing our franchise to other players 

pimp.gifTEAM MBENGApimp.gif

 

Thank you for calling NT tech support, can i take your order please? 

 

nerd.gifAbout Menerd.gif 

pimp.gifTEAM MBENGApimp.gif

 

Thank you for calling NT tech support, can i take your order please? 

 

nerd.gifAbout Menerd.gif 

post #788 of 21988
Quote:
Originally Posted by sea manup View Post
 

you can have a great meeting and at the end of the day he leaves because he likes san antonio better

 

but if the meeting "didnt go well" that's something wrong with how we are marketing our franchise to other players 

I agree. They acknowledged it, which I think is a great thing. Buss said in that USA article they will get better. Better than being defensive or delusional about it. It was disappointing that their presentation was lacking in basketball talk. The core of their basketball talks would be around a guy who played 14 minutes, a guy who played 0 games, and a guy who had half a good season. Then cap space. Oh and Byron Scott concepts...... (I think Luke will coach this team in the near future. They'll refer to his success in GSW to quell the fanbase). 

 

I just don't know what they could have sold Aldridge on anyway. There really is nothing for a guy who has gotten out of the first round one time and wants to win ASAP. 

 

Anyway I'd rather them have Randle develop at the PF spot. They hold him highly. 

post #789 of 21988
This is nothing new and surprising about what Aldridge said about Kobe.

Kobe's just that type of dude on & off the court the media both locally & nationally look for things to put out in the media via internet blogs, article & magazines that they know will get clicks on website links to generate money and keep them employed where these type of articles are read by Laker haters, Laker fans, and the average & hardcore fans.

Back in 2004 after Kobe re signed and Shaq was traded to Miami. Ray Allen at the time was with the Supersonics and had a beef with Kobe after a pre season game where Kobe put a sick block on him. Ray went through the media saying "Kobe is the reason why the Lakers wouldn't attract free agents and basically nobody wanted to play with him".

Fast forward to when Dwight leaves the Lakers in free agency he claims Kobe is the main reason why he left because Kobe told him he wasn't done and had at least 2 years left in him. But a lot of people know Dwight really left the Lakers he couldn't handle the pressure here in LA of carrying the Lakers brand and being expected to win rings here with the Lakers.
Edited by MR J 858 - 10/20/15 at 7:33pm
post #790 of 21988
Well then nice of Lemarcus to clear that up for him.
post #791 of 21988
CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 75
CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 75
CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 75
CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 75
CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 75
CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 75
CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 75
CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 75
Team Lakers
1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010
Team Lakers
1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010
post #792 of 21988
Those are some awkward poses
post #793 of 21988
^lmao....my man kob is old enough to be his dad.

Lets get thru 1 more meaningless ballgame tom at honda...get thru another weekend of b.scotts camp...and lets get to tues at relatively full strength. No lie..excited. Dont care what anyones projections say....the future starts tues.
post #794 of 21988
Quote:
Originally Posted by grandtheftbike View Post

Those are some awkward poses

Seriously laugh.gif
A T H L E T I C S | U C L A | L A K E R S | R A I D E R S

A T H L E T I C S | U C L A | L A K E R S | R A I D E R S

post #795 of 21988

kobe has that im going to murder this kid and he doesnt even know it yet look in his eyes

pimp.gifTEAM MBENGApimp.gif

 

Thank you for calling NT tech support, can i take your order please? 

 

nerd.gifAbout Menerd.gif 

pimp.gifTEAM MBENGApimp.gif

 

Thank you for calling NT tech support, can i take your order please? 

 

nerd.gifAbout Menerd.gif 

post #796 of 21988
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kal-El-8 View Post

Get Ryan Kelly in second round
Get Jordan Clarkson in second round
Pick D'lo while the whole world thought it'd be Okafor
Get Randle at 7
Set up for Kobe to leave and slots for 2 max players


*idiots*
Chose Mike D'Antoni over Phill Jackson.
Traded Lamar Odom for a bag of peanuts
Signed kobe to that ASTROCIOUS thing of a contract.
Have hired three coaches that don't fit our team, who will they pick next? Management sucks at picking the right coach.

to add on: they hired coaches who didn't know how to utilize Pau Gasol and our front office treated him horribly.
Gold
Gold
post #797 of 21988
Quote:
Originally Posted by MJ 23 View Post

Chose Mike D'Antoni over Phill Jackson.
Traded Lamar Odom for a bag of peanuts
Signed kobe to that ASTROCIOUS thing of a contract.
Have hired three coaches that don't fit our team, who will they pick next? Management sucks at picking the right coach.

to add on: they hired coaches who didn't know how to utilize Pau Gasol and our front office treated him horribly.
Odom demanded a trade ASAP after the veto. Felt offended.
Biggest mistake for me in recent memory is not keeping Sessions and signing Steve "GetMoney" Nash. Dude could not defend any guard he was assigned to. Healthy or not. Anyways, Dwight trade still gets done, we have a healthy point guard, Lakers never get a putrid record first half of the season and Kobe doesn't have to go ballistic and thus he never gets injured. We probably would've been a better team record wise anyways.
Imagination.
post #798 of 21988
Where is Ramon Sessions now?
A T H L E T I C S | U C L A | L A K E R S | R A I D E R S

A T H L E T I C S | U C L A | L A K E R S | R A I D E R S

post #799 of 21988
I was going to add Nash too was just too lazy to list it. There's a lot of things they do wrong, only one who earns my respect is mitch solely due to what he has done in the past. Jim Buss and Jeanie can go kick rocks.
Gold
Gold
post #800 of 21988
Quote:
Originally Posted by Th3RealF0lkBlu3s View Post

Where is Ramon Sessions now?
Locked in Essential's basement
post #801 of 21988
Quote:
Originally Posted by Th3RealF0lkBlu3s View Post

Where is Ramon Sessions now?

Wishing he was Marcelo huertas
post #802 of 21988
On the Wizards. More productive than Steve "2time2timeMVPbutnoD" Nash in all this 3 years in LA
Sessions,Kobe,Metta,Pau,and Howard is an excellent lineup.
post #803 of 21988

the nash trade didnt work out but there was nothing wrong with the intentions behind it

 

they took a chance and it didnt work out, just like the dwight trade 

pimp.gifTEAM MBENGApimp.gif

 

Thank you for calling NT tech support, can i take your order please? 

 

nerd.gifAbout Menerd.gif 

pimp.gifTEAM MBENGApimp.gif

 

Thank you for calling NT tech support, can i take your order please? 

 

nerd.gifAbout Menerd.gif 

post #804 of 21988
Quote:
Originally Posted by grandtheftbike View Post

Locked in Essential's basement

laugh.gif
post #805 of 21988
They got a 1st round pick for Lamar.
TEAM A BUNCH OF THINGS
Twitter - @EssentialShow
Instagram - MarshallLaw518
TEAM A BUNCH OF THINGS
Twitter - @EssentialShow
Instagram - MarshallLaw518
post #806 of 21988
Losing Dwight and Pau for NOTHING kills m

but let's look at the future (crossing fingers that DLO pans out), and be positive

We have a really good young core not to mention Tarik Black who gets overlooked.

Next steps are to develop the kids, fire Scott, and sign a big FA
post #807 of 21988
Here's why Sessions left:
Quote:
Ramon Sessions shook his head and chuckled. He repeatedly wondered how his failed free agency bid to secure a long-term with the Lakers two years ago suddenly became cited as an example that he does not want to play with Kobe Bryant.

Sessions stressed he hardly felt upset about an ESPN The Magazine story that said he left because of Bryant’s presence. “I didn’t think nothing of it,” Sessions says. Yet, Sessions strongly disputed that Bryant played any role in his departure with the Lakers and eventually signing a multi-year deal with the former Charlotte Bobcats.

“That was never nothing I ever said,” said Sessions, who now plays with the Sacramento Kings. “I had an option to opt in or opt out. I was at a point where I wanted to get some stability. That was the only reason.”

Source:

http://www.insidesocal.com/lakers/2014/10/28/ramon-sessions-lakers-departure-nothing-to-do-with-kobe-bryant/

Bottom line is he opted out and wanted to get paid which The Bobcats gave him stupid money.
post #808 of 21988
Sessions defense was just as awful as nash
post #809 of 21988
The market for trading Dwight in the offseason was not there.

Teams that had cap space were not trading for him.
No team without cap space was asking for a trade for him. Nor were we getting anything great for him because no team was gutting themselves for Dwight because in that case, Dwight wouldn't go there.

If you say we should have traded him during the season. That's all hindsight. Had we stayed healthy and gotten close to a title, maybe everything changes, and he ends up staying. There were too many variables that could have gone the Lakers way by the time that deadline happened.

Pau they should have cut the cord way earlier. But by the time they wanted to, they were in a place where his market didn't equal his value. But I'm fine if you don't want to give a pass for this. Should have done it a couple years prior.
TEAM A BUNCH OF THINGS
Twitter - @EssentialShow
Instagram - MarshallLaw518
TEAM A BUNCH OF THINGS
Twitter - @EssentialShow
Instagram - MarshallLaw518
post #810 of 21988
Sessions was and still is a journey man back up PG at best.

He just became a starting PG for horrible non playoff teams in his career.

And yet some dudes on this thread are still salty on why he opted out and the Lakers didn't throw him more than a MLE multi year contract laugh.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Sports & Training
This thread is locked  
NikeTalk › NikeTalk Forums › The Lounge › Sports & Training › || LocK Dis Up ||