Powell suddenly a pivotal player for Lakers

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With center Andrew Bynum sidelined by a knee injury until at least April and fellow 7-footer Chris Mihm traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Lakers have turned to seldom-used forward Josh Powell for help in the ... Full Story


#1 Feb 20, 2009
this season the LAKERS rocks

Parañaque, Philippines

#2 Feb 20, 2009
I hope Powell will be another complete package that will push the Lakers' championship campaign this season!

San Marcos, TX

#3 Feb 20, 2009
i don't think the hornets will prevail tonight, not this time, not in our house.
Lakers fan from Illionis

Summerfield, IL

#4 Feb 20, 2009
Lakers Should Have Kept Mihm Until After the Playoffs

I know the Lakers wanted to get their luxury tax down, but I feel they should have waited until after they win the championship to get rid of their big men as they will need them to make it through the next 28 games and the playoffs. Now, Phil Jackson needs to ensure DJ Mbenga gets some time on the court, so he will be accustom to playing with the other players in a game situation.
Matthew Stern

Altoona, PA

#5 Feb 20, 2009
I have been a Lakers fan for 25 years.I enjoyed watching Kareem,Magic,M.Cooper,B.Scott, K.Rambis, A.C. Green. But now a days Kobe is the BEST player in the world,I watched him play at lower merion High School in PA. The team around him now Pau Gasol,Lamar Odom,Derek Fisher,Trevor Ariza,Andrew Bynum,Sasha,Josh Powell,Morrison,Shannon Brown,Jordan Farmar,Luke Walton,Sun Yue,DJ Mbenga. Now with this Complete team around Kobe,I believe we will bring the title back to Los Angeles,where it belongs. GO LAKERS!!!!!

San Clemente, CA

#6 Feb 20, 2009
This is Great. Colin Powell was my choice for President but chose not to run. Now he's bouncin' a basketball around. er, uh, where am I goin' with this...? I'm lost.

United States

#7 Feb 20, 2009
Lakers fan from Illionis

Summerfield, IL

#8 Feb 20, 2009
Matthew, I too go back to the days of the Lakers of the past. Back before rule changes and the days of "Show Time." I totally agree with you that the Lakers should win it all this year, but they will have to continue to play tough and agressive. They can not play down to the level of lesser teams. The Lakers need to practice shooting free throws because lately they have been missing alot and eventually that will cost them a few games. Lakers fans unite...this is our year!

Washington, DC

#9 Feb 20, 2009
People have a way of getting their arms and elbows all greased up for the best team in basketball. I'm never surprised how they muster up the strength and energy to put down the best just to say they beat them. How sad! Show them how it's really done Los Angeles!

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#10 Feb 20, 2009
Seven years is long enough. The last time they won I was in 6th grade. For the last few years I went into summer vacation with the though of what if on my mind. It felt so good in elementary school to have the Lakers win a title right before the last week of school. Last year game 4 was the day right before my graduation. The day was special, but it would've felt even better if the series was tied 2-2.

Since: Apr 08

Los Angeles, California

#11 Feb 20, 2009
I must be getting old. To have witnessed the Lakers from the 80s, 90s and now this new era team have brought back lots of fond memories.

But this team has something special that I can't quite put my finger on. Throughout the season, I've seen them gel and come together and now, we just need Andrew back and I think we've got a good shot.

Although, we must keep a lid on it. There's plenty of basketball to be played. But the team is definitely playing more like a time now than ever before.

Go Lakes!
Eyebleedpurplean d Gold

Detroit, MI

#12 Feb 20, 2009
Greetings, eye agree that the NO hornets have not been playing the kind of game that they are capable of. The type of game they have been playing don't matter, this is Lakers Time.

Katy, TX

#13 Feb 20, 2009
Lakers :)

United States

#14 Feb 22, 2009
josh is playing like a startin center,and hes playin non selfishly,kobe can learn from him

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Feb 23, 2009
Powell has played an important part in the LAKERS lineup now that Bynum is out, with Pau playing extended mins...Powell has come in and played well...hope it keeps up til the bigg guy comes back!!


United States

#16 Feb 23, 2009
it will,powell takes pride in what he does,thats why hes givin a chance to show it

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Feb 23, 2009
wahhhh...tiff, u actually sed something positive about the LAKERS???...or is this a differ tiff?????

United States

#18 Feb 23, 2009
nah,the same tiff,its just that josh is a better player than sasha,and he dont whines,he just plays

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