- Joined Jul 11, 2007
my favorite is DFish, too. Even tho i remember just spazzin after he made it.
damn i forgot about the Horry shot. Wow, i cant choose.
damn i forgot about the Horry shot. Wow, i cant choose.
yeah you can also through in those laker fans that we're pissed cause Mitch wouldnt trade Bynum for KiddOriginally Posted by Kidskillz858
All I have to say is SMH @ some of the foolish Laker fans on here who last summer were hating on DFish coming back to the Laker posting stuff on here like "he isnt worth the 3 years $14 million the Lakers gave him"you fools know who you are on here.
Brown will replace Bynum as the Lakers' center tonight.
"Unless Wilt (Chamberlain) comes back from the dead, I don't know what else we're going to do," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said wryly after the team's sixth consecutive victory.
Lakers coach Phil Jackson said following Sunday night's game that Brown would replace Bynum in the starting lineup and Turiaf would serve as his backup.
"Unless Wilt (Chamberlain) comes back from the dead, I don't know what else we're going to do," Jackson said.
why is Phil always making jokes... was he always this funny back in chicago?
I was being sarcastic. How does he fit perfectly? He goes 1-5 almost every game and tries to be Magic with his passes but ends up doing dumb +%@*. On topof that he can't play any type of defense.Originally Posted by LamarOwnsem
^Walton is on a 6-year contract so it would be highly stupid to waive him. And we don't need to get rid of him; he fits on this team perfectly.
[h1]They have much more in reserve[/h1]When Coach Phil Jackson looked down the Lakers' bench last season, he wasn't always thrilled with what stared back at him.
An aging Aaron McKie. An inexperienced Jordan Farmar. One-dimensional shooters in Brian Cook and Vladimir Radmanovic. Undersized guard Shammond Williams. Chris Mihm, in street clothes.
Times have changed a bit. Proof can be found with a glance at the box score from the Lakers' thorough 109-80 thrashing of New Orleans on Wednesday.
The Lakers' reserves outscored those of the Hornets, 42-9.
Not a misprint.
Trevor Ariza had 10 points, Farmar and Kwame Brown each had nine, Ronny Turiaf and Coby Karl each had five points, and Javaris Crittenton had four points.
Some of it came when the game was already decided, but enough of it happened during the first three quarters to be considered another important victory for the Lakers' reserves.
"We try to be integral to every win," Farmar said. "Every win we've gotten lately, we've done a good job as a unit."
Along those lines, the Lakers are obviously no longer Kobe Bryant and everybody else.
Bryant had a quiet scoring night with 19 points against New Orleans, although he did have seven assists and seven rebounds.
Derek Fisher's 26 points against Memphis were one more than Bryant scored that game. Bryant had 26 points against Indiana last Sunday, although Andrew Bynum (23 points) and Fisher (22 points) were right behind him.
Bryant is averaging 26.4 points, down from 31.6 last season and 35.4 in 2005-06. After winning back-to-back scoring titles, he is now third in the league, behind Cleveland's LeBron James (29.1) and Denver's Allen Iverson (27.1).
One stat that defines the Lakers' season so far: They are 8-0 when all five starters score in double figures and 15-11 when it doesn't happen.
"We have great individuals," forward Luke Walton said. "But when we're at our best is when everyone's involved, everyone's scoring and the bench comes in and gets even a bigger lead and pushes the ball down the other team's bench's throat."
Two months later, Walton was vindicated.
He was the guy charged with guarding Peja Stojakovic when the Hornets' sharpshooter scored 36 points and made 10 three-pointers, a record for a Lakers opponent, in the Hornets' 118-104 victory Nov. 6. In Wednesday's rematch, Stojakovic was held to nine points on four-for-11 shooting with Walton defending him. He made one of four three-point attempts.
"It's so hard when you play someone like that who's such a dead-eye shooter because you've been taught since junior high about playing team defense and rotating and that type of stuff," Walton said. "You've just got to discipline yourself to stay home even though your instincts are telling you to go in the lane and plug it up and help on pick-and-rolls."
Undrafted rookie Coby Karl now has a guaranteed contract for the rest of the season. He will make about $425,000.
Bryant leads the Western Conference with 1.4 million votes in the final update before the league announces the All-Star starters on Jan. 24.
Overall, Bryant trails Boston forward Kevin Garnett (1.8 million), James (1.6 million) and Orlando center Dwight Howard (1.5 million).
The All-Star game is Feb. 17 in New Orleans.
vs. Milwaukee, 7:30, FSN West
Site -- Staples Center.
Radio -- 570, 1330.
Records -- Lakers 23-11, Bucks 15-20.
Record vs. Bucks -- 0-1.
Update -- The Bucks have won three in a row, but they have played the last four games without All-Star guard Michael Redd, who has been out because of a bruised thigh and is questionable for tonight. Rookie Yi Jianlian is averaging 10.4 points and 6.1 rebounds. The Lakers made only six of 19 shots in the fourth quarter of a 110-103 loss Nov. 21 at Milwaukee.
I ain't going to lie man, before they put me 6 feet under, I at least have to experience one Laker game watching from the floor.
Yeah, its every Lakers fan dream to watch the game courtside.
*goes to the gas station and buys a lotto ticket*
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