Lakers back in trouble

Lakers back in trouble

There are 15 comments on the LA Daily News story from May 12, 2008, titled Lakers back in trouble. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Their lead is gone, their momentum blunted, their confidence shaken. Their superstar guard, the league's MVP this season, is wounded.

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Olskool

Walnut, CA

#1 May 12, 2008
What a frustrating loss!!!!!!! The game itself took on the classic demensions as the LAKERS rallied valiantly in the closing moments of regulation, but then the overtime period. It's obvious that KOBE was trying to take the team on His back, a back that was badly strained in the 1st qtr, the OT period ended horribly, and the Jazz are now tied in the best of seven series. I still believe the LAKERS are the superior team between the two, and I think some home cooking will work wonders for the LAKERS, having said that, I still feel strongly that the LAKERS left a game on the table back in Salt Lake.
Olskool

Walnut, CA

#2 May 12, 2008
KOUDOS to Lamar Odom & Pau Gasol for stepping up to the challenge in game #4, unfortunatley Jordan Farmar is struggling mightly!!!!
Jordan Johnson

Oakland, CA

#3 May 12, 2008
Kobe Bryant should try Yoga or Meditation Technique to get rid of his injuries specially the late latest injury that he had right now. Hopefully he will fill better. Try this mantra " what you concieved and believe you will achieved". Continue making your teammate better by believing, trusting in them, inspire them to play better.
xtro

United States

#4 May 12, 2008
No worries. Lakers in 6.
al gray

Columbia, SC

#5 May 12, 2008
Everyone needs to ask himself, am I going to a winner or loser. Man up and play some Ball....!!!
Weapon V

Kent, WA

#7 May 12, 2008
Kobe will dominate AK47 in Game 5... all depending on his back.
James Lee

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#8 May 12, 2008
Walton and Lamar are not better free-throw shooters than that. In anything close to 'tight' situations they always go 1 for 2 from the line. But of course, so did "Big Game James" Worthy during the Showtime Lakers era. The pressure is just higher in the play-offs.
Drama

Seattle, WA

#9 May 12, 2008
Whats with the headlines " lakers momentum gone" " in trouble". Utah is a good team, and had the best home record in the West. They won at home like they were suppose too. Now its a three game series with two of those games in L.A. Thats why that number one seed was so important. First time the sports writers have had something to say, so they're trying to create some drama, instead of looking at the facts. No double digit wins for Utah at home, and Utah is dismal on the road. Lakers pushed them to the brink in both games after having turnover and free throw issues. Keep it real.
Big mama yanes

United States

#10 May 12, 2008
together as one. Its all about heart and having fun. FAN THE FLAME its show time, Step it up. its your time guys love you all
Justo

New York, NY

#11 May 12, 2008
I watched the entire two games in Utah and yes the role players have not stepped up to the challenge as they have done at home in the staples center. I want to see the role players get back into playing showtime ball come wednesday and friday back in Utah. I'm sure the team
know that they have not come this far with clinching the number one spot to now fall short against Utah, Kobe is going to show up when he steps out wednesday so the role players better be ready to assist the MVP of the league so that they can move into the next round conference finals on there way to the finals against a eastern conference team. Let's go Lakers!!!!! We all will be watching.....
corky

United States

#12 May 12, 2008
lakers will be okay believe it.
wachamakoolit

Malate, Philippines

#13 May 13, 2008
lakers will do it in 6!no need to panic...
HR Block

American Samoa

#14 May 13, 2008
Don't worry be Happy...Lakers in 7

Malo Lakers!
MrChaney34

United States

#17 May 13, 2008
If Fisher gets in foul trouble again, let's bring Sasha off the bench instead of Farmar. Two games in a row, he seemed overwhelmed by Deron Williams. I say bring Farmar in at his normal end of 1st quarter substitution and let him build some confidence against Price.
Pau needs to stop arguing EVERY call and just play basketball. Lakers are a better team, but the Jazz are believing and we all saw what happened last year when a team believes (Golden State vs. Dallas)
basketball pro

Flagstaff, AZ

#18 May 13, 2008
dopey dan sucks b**ls and kobe is the best a*s holes

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