Lakers' future looking good

Lakers' future looking good

There are 231 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jun 19, 2008, titled Lakers' future looking good. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

The Lakers' season came to a crashing, inglorious ending Tuesday night in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

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ace

Hyattsville, MD

#1 Jun 19, 2008
farmar/odom/radmanovic needs 2 go. because they just dont look like they try hard . watching them on the court they cant stop nothing. were is the fight . these guys killed us this year by not giving it there all . we did good by luck . you cant make toilet paper hard and thats what they are soft .we need changes . i love my lakers and i wont give up on them . we need some players with more heart and the will 2win . this season was 90% a good and 10% bad . i will take this as a wake up call for the lakers . dc laker ace is out
Darren

United States

#2 Jun 19, 2008
Its unfortanate to think that Bynum will solve all their problems. The Lakers have chemistry issues that reared it ugly head in the Finals. Odom and Gasol are not Championship material. Kobe can't do it all.
sluggo

Salem, MA

#3 Jun 19, 2008
what a joke....90% good.....you guys got demolished and demoralized....see what really good defense can do to that fraud Kobe....lakers have no heart...no fight....too many soft european players....and odom....where was he for the finals...when he wasnt crying about something on the court he throwing up bricks....they got beat by 39 with the "best player on the planet" who has shown...hes no Jordan...Jordan could take a game over...Kobe showed the world what a bitch he really is...Paul Pierces bitch that is.
al gray

Columbia, SC

#4 Jun 19, 2008
The Lakers did well this season, but they need to tight up on that defense..
al gray

Columbia, SC

#5 Jun 19, 2008
Guy’s you must understand that the Lakers team is a young team. They have to go through those growing pains like all the other teams that won championships, like the bulls, early Lakers and the list goes on. They must gain that experience.

This young team got beat by veteran players who have been in the league for about 10 plus years. They also beat a team without a center; think about that for a moment.
flip

Makati, Philippines

#7 Jun 19, 2008
they're a young team (yet, kobe has 3 championship rings). they don't have a center (though, i thought that's what pau is). but they did get to the finals. they just folded up there. they were good all year, especially when pau joined them, but they lacked the finishing kick.

sports buffs had them winning the championship because they had kobe (the greatest player on the planet). they had odom. they had pau. they even had phil jackson. too bad they didn't have shaq.
myspacecom201cra ck

Westport, CT

#8 Jun 19, 2008
Its the truth lakers are one of the most talented teams
as soon as they get andrew bynum back
there line up would be
kobe-28points
fisher-12points
odom-15points
gasol-20points
bynum-12points
87 points from there starters and there bench
farmar-10points
vujaic-8 points
luke-6points
valdmir-6points
turiaf-4points
34points
117points all together per game
think about it
Ian Francisco

Cainta, Philippines

#9 Jun 19, 2008
I'm sorry, but i don't buy that young/inexperienced team excuse.....the lakers have gone to the Finals just to let their inexperience let them down?...they've beaten a much more experienced team like the Spurs in the west finals....it's all about heart and how much they realy wanted that championship.....yes it is true that they've got what it takes to win it all.....but that epic game 4 and 6 loss was just proof how much they lack the heart...its plain and simple...THE BETTER TEAM WON,and the Celtics deserved it more than any other team.....Laker fans better hope and pray they don't end up like the Mavericks when they lost to the Heat in the finals and eventual post season downslide the following 2 years after...
james

Boca Raton, FL

#10 Jun 19, 2008
what the lakers are missing is a defensive player, a guy that makes all the little things and hustles on the floor. Players like Ron Artest, Sean Marion and Prince comes to mind.
They also need more veterans on their roster, people with experience... That is the one thing that they lacked in the finals against Boston which added Sam Cassell and PJ Brown to their bench.
Southside

Markham, Canada

#11 Jun 19, 2008
Lakers arent going to beat the Celtics next year cause the celtis are to good
its going to be Portland and Celtics in the finals next year with Celtics taking it in 6
UNDERAGE

Jacksonville, NC

#12 Jun 19, 2008
THEY NEED PLENTY OF PRACTICES AGAINS'T ALL OPPONENT LIKE :
Kevin Garnett and the rest of the Celtics who did a good job of Throwing off their rhythm by swarming and bumping all of the Los Angeles starter & BENCH players by keeping them all out of their comfort zone repeatedly.

WE are counting on he TEAM to be back in the FINALS next season..

GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!
CrOsI_24

Macedonia

#13 Jun 19, 2008
next year with bynum and artest :D:D:D yeahhh
kbt-NY

Redmond, WA

#14 Jun 19, 2008
Rodmanovic, Walton and lamar gotta go.
Artest, Marion in, and then is going to be the new era of show time in lala land.
please Mitch do it for the fans

Go Lakers
cda

Hyattsville, MD

#15 Jun 19, 2008
Next year Kobe will realize he is NOT Jordan and as soon as the rest of the people on his jock realize that as well. As soon as that happens, he may not need to be treated like a little kid playing a man's game, he's soft,and has no heart. Which was shown in the last championship run against Detriot, prior to Shaq leaving. Shaq was the only one who showed any heart during that series. Kobe *itched up. Jordan would not have lost like that in a championship game. Well he never lost a championship game, and that was when D was tougher, and they didn't have rules to generate higher scoring.
Kobe and Lakers fan 4life

Mount Morris, MI

#16 Jun 19, 2008
Yea i know for a fact that the lakers will make it to the finals again next season and i know that they will win it all IF everyone on the team they NEED are healthy and play with more heart and toughness (GASOL)..and they have proven this year that htey can beat the team that was second to them (Record wise)and thats the hornets and they can beat the spursa dn suns..so I have no worries and i know if they make it to the finals nxt year that they will win it all...cuz if bynum was in the finals this year they would have won..no dount and if they would have won game 4...they would have won with out him..so i know they can do miracles with him...Much love lakers...
IVAN FRANK

Croatia

#17 Jun 19, 2008
I AM COMING FROM CRATIA AND IAM A BIG LAKER FAN.I BELIEVE THAT THIS TEAM CAN WIN 3 OR 4 CHAMPIONSHIP IN A ROW . MANY GUYS IN MY COUNTRY DO NOT BELIEVE IN LAKERS BUT I KNOW THAT THEY WILL HAVE OVER 65 WINS NEXT SEASON AND THAT BYNUM AND GASOL WILL BE PERFECT FIT.LET"S GO LAKERS LET3S GO!!!
IVAN FRANK

Croatia

#18 Jun 19, 2008
ODOM IS IMPORTANT PART OFF THIS TEAM,I THINK THAT IT WANT BE GOOD TO TRADE HIM!BUT RADMANOVIĆ;,MBENGA,NE WBLE,MIHM ARE GOOD TO GO
IVAN FRANK

Croatia

#19 Jun 19, 2008
SOME GUYS IN HERE ARE NOT NORMAL!
IVAN FRANK

Croatia

#20 Jun 19, 2008
ARTEST WILL JUST SLOW THEM DOWN
Diana

Kailua, HI

#21 Jun 19, 2008
All I Have To Say We Need Odom, Gasol, Ronny And Fisher On Or Team. They Are Very Inportant To Are Lakers Team. The Lakers Or The Best Team in The NBA. I Will Be Here Waiting For Opening Day. I LOVE YOU ALL. Have A Nice Summer. Always Lakers.

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