For Lakers, homecourt edge offers no ...

For Lakers, homecourt edge offers no guarantees

There are 84 comments on the LA Daily News story from Mar 25, 2008, titled For Lakers, homecourt edge offers no guarantees. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Winning the Western Conference regular-season championship means securing homecourt advantage for the first three rounds of the playoffs.

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lakerdome

San Diego, CA

#1 Mar 25, 2008
why do peaople still hate on kobe? obviously they don't know anything about basketball specialy this year ! " he's a ball hog " SAID MOST KOBE HATERS ... well just go his stats & analyze how he's been scoring ! he's been puttting together a balanced game whether scoring , ASSISTING !( LEADS THE TEAM IN ASSISTS ), rebounding & stealing ! most of, if u watch him play : he has deffered or opted to pass to teamates almost all the time in every situation the lakers have faced this year ! they've been down by over 20 points in many games this year yet they have been able to get back & win with collective effort of the whole team spearheaded by role players often !so all i ask of the kobe haters to just accept the fact that kobe is the best player of our time without having to label him as the next jordan !
xusllabb

Glendora, CA

#2 Mar 25, 2008
I will give you a guarantee,the Lakers wont make it past the first round.Also Kobe Cryant wont get mvp he doesnt deserve it.
lakerdome

San Diego, CA

#3 Mar 25, 2008
just as i suspected , kobe hater who doesn't know anything about basketball ! just go read all the articles that the same sports critics that have hated on kobe ! they are the same critics who aknowledge that kobe deserves the mvp this year ! so who are you to guarantee anything ! read up on some updated basketball my man before you bash any player ! i honestly think there's more than one player who deserve the mvp this year beacause i am not just a lakers fan but a basketball fan ! oh by the way the lakers are too deep of a team to lose in the first round ! can you tell me why we're still holding on to the first spot in the west even with the latest injury to gasol ?cosidering the fact that we just beat utah on the road undermaned, also the fact that everygame now counts ! not to mention beating utah which holds the best home record in the league !I CAN GO ON AN ON BUT YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND BASKETBALL DO YOU !
lakerdome

San Diego, CA

#4 Mar 25, 2008
to xusllabb ! what kobe CRYANT did lat summer was last summer ! what history states that kobe is not the only player in the nba who complained about his ball club ! magic jhonson had bill sharman the coach fired! we live in a different time with the media in ur face where u go ! and for absolutely people like u to eat everyhing up ! in my opinion what kobe said was brilliant ! it almost awaked everyone & most importantly the rest of the team ! thus the BENCH MOB ! its the same bench we had last year so why the heck are they so motivated & playing like startes ! theyre the 3rd best bench in the league this year ( see where they were last year )! can i drop some more knowledge on you without making u feel embarrased ! like i said i can go on an on!
Eric

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Mar 25, 2008
lakers arent making it passed the first round? yo man give me some of what you smoking cause they making it all the way and winning that trophy
lakerdome

San Diego, CA

#6 Mar 25, 2008
dude what the hell do u know about basketball, u must b talking about the knicks ! what a joke !don't let me stump u too with some basketball 411 ...
lakerdome

San Diego, CA

#7 Mar 25, 2008
whats the matter laker haters ? the cat got ur tongue? or u guys have no more intelligent thing to say ? cmmon bring it on !i luv to embarrass one track minded people like you ! i have all day today to educate anyone whos realy challenged in mentaly absorbing credible bball IQ !
lakerdome

San Diego, CA

#8 Mar 25, 2008
just for the record , i've spent many years by the nature of any fan , hating the celtics then the bulls then the kings then miami then the suns but i always found myself admiring the star players like bird, jordan,cwebb,nash,nowitzki, kg, dwade, tmac, kingjames , dunken ,etc, etc... at this day and age there are no more teams that dominate for more than a yr or 2 so basketball remains fun to watch so i suggest that u all should appreciate the players & keep the hating to a minamum !
lakerdome

San Diego, CA

#9 Mar 25, 2008
can somone cleverly explain to me why most of u laker haters think that they won't get past the first round ? is that ur absolute expert opinon ? or is it ur wishful thinking ? you guys should be hired at espn or fox sports then ! wow we have some serious knowledgable people just opening their chops ! watch out sports readers !
lakers355s

Garden Grove, CA

#10 Mar 25, 2008
lakerdome wrote:
just for the record , i've spent many years by the nature of any fan , hating the celtics then the bulls then the kings then miami then the suns but i always found myself admiring the star players like bird, jordan,cwebb,nash,nowitzki, kg, dwade, tmac, kingjames , dunken ,etc, etc... at this day and age there are no more teams that dominate for more than a yr or 2 so basketball remains fun to watch so i suggest that u all should appreciate the players & keep the hating to a minamum !
well said. i'm right there with you!

go lakers.
lakers355s

Garden Grove, CA

#11 Mar 25, 2008
lakers home record = 24-9
lakers away record = 25-13

ummm, looks like they're getting the job done at home to me.

what, we'd rather the lakers be like utah and have the best home record @ 30-4 but COMPLETELY FALL APART away (16-21). screw that shit.

go lakers!
xusllabb

Glendora, CA

#13 Mar 25, 2008
lakerdome wrote:
can somone cleverly explain to me why most of u laker haters think that they won't get past the first round ? is that ur absolute expert opinon ? or is it ur wishful thinking ? you guys should be hired at espn or fox sports then ! wow we have some serious knowledgable people just opening their chops ! watch out sports readers !
Its the truth.You claim to have this vast basketball knowledge and you cant figure it out?lol.Typical ignorant Laker fan you have bean listening to Vick the prick to long.
David

La Verne, CA

#14 Mar 25, 2008
GO LAKERS!!!! XUSLLABB: YOU NEED TO GO TO A TRAILBLAZERS GAME AND MAYBE YOU CAN GET ARRESTED WITH ONE OF THEIR PLAYERS.
lakerdome

San Diego, CA

#15 Mar 25, 2008
xusllabb, what planet are u on ? uranus ? u still haven't xplained where u base ur assumptions ! maybe i don't know anything but most of the countrie's expert writers do ! so why don't u take that up with them ! oh by the way i have no clue who vick is !!! i realy wanna know if ur from planet earth ? most of all i wanna know where u read or know that the lakers with the squad & record they hold ( 1st in west) will not get past the 1st round ! just xplain how ! is it because we have pau gasol or maybe bynum when he gets back or ariza also or maybe because the bench is 3rd best in the intire league ? huh plz dude tell me something the whole country doesn't know ! get ur facts from the comics ! keep on truckin !
lakerdome

San Diego, CA

#16 Mar 25, 2008
who are u to say it's the truth ! see it's ur wishful thinking ! u must be a clippers fan(oone hit wonder) or nicks fan or miami or sonics or better yet a dallas fan ! bye dallas even earlier than last year ! can't even make the playoffs !
lakerdome

San Diego, CA

#17 Mar 25, 2008
let me open ur eyes xusllabb : 8 teams in the west made mid season trades as a result of the pau gasol trade ! if that doesnt tell u that all the teams neede to match up with the lakers than U realy know ur stuff ! just keep in contact & we'll see if ur prediction is on point !
Dblock

Morganton, NC

#18 Mar 25, 2008
The Lakers will win the championship
Lakers 4 Life

Morganton, NC

#20 Mar 25, 2008
It doesn't matter if we play home or away we have a great team and so much size. Lamar Odom has been playing GREAT scoring and rebounding the ball im really exicted about this team once we get healthly WE WON'T BE STOPED...

GO LAKERS
lakerdome

San Diego, CA

#21 Mar 25, 2008
amen, dblock ! lets keep our fingers crossed !
lakerdome

San Diego, CA

#22 Mar 25, 2008
LAKERS / CELTICS AT THE FINALS ! NOW THAT IS SOME CLASSIC BASKETBAL PRIDE !

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