lakers fans
sam

Acton, Canada

#60788 Feb 15, 2013
I guess Kidd Gilchrist is just another brained washed kid like millions
Ginobili

San Francisco, CA

#60789 Feb 15, 2013
It is very painful to see the Lakers playing like this,especially when I am from the state of California and a Laker fan. Kobe may have the second losing season of his career if they do not right the ship. Pau need to be in the starting line-up ahead of Earl clark, Nash need to be a pt guard and KoMe need to be a SG. Pau and DW12 can play a double post.

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#60790 Feb 15, 2013
sam wrote:
One more point I would like to add. What other choice of players do we really have other than MJ to listen to ESPN rant and rave about all day. What retired player (maybe Magic) still has clothing wear(including Hanes..lol) that still sells through the roof after retirement? What other NBA player who retired owns a team? Bird? Magic? Kareem? Its no wonder he gets the attention. So call me old but this is realism here.
Preach on Sammy! I could read all you want to write about Jordan all day! You hit the nail on the head when you said you had to WATCH it and LIVE it back then. I was fortunate to get WGN on my local cable here in Oklahoma back then and I watched every game the aired on top of the nationally televised Bulls games.

Answer this Sammy, in any given game...4th quarter, 4 minutes or less to go, Bulls down by however many and Jordan has the ball(I'm getting goose bumps just writing this)...Were you standing up wherever you were watching the game and saying aloud or to yourself - You've got this Jordan, do him, he can't guard you - and many more times than not, Jordan makes those shots, brings the Bulls back to a victory...It's hard to explain. The man rarely ever let us down. No other athlete I've ever seen has been able to do that time and time again and I'm a massive supporter of Manchester United since the 90's, the 9ers since the 80's, obviously the Bulls and Lakers for decades and all of the athletes on those teams I love non can come close to Jordan in the way he made you feel when you loved him when it was crunch time and the way he made you feel if you hated him when it was crunch time because like him or not, you knew Jordan was going to will a victory one way or another. Unprecedented and unrivaled to this day and for the foreseeable future.

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#60791 Feb 15, 2013
Sammy, you remember MJ was the first to wear the long, baggy shorts and made it the thing to do too?

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#60792 Feb 15, 2013
Showtime wrote:
<quoted text> I know stern demands you talk to the media in the playoffs, and allstar games, not sure about every single game, if he does demand it then he is not taking players mental issues into consideration, stern never does take players mental status into consideration, thats why he calls for quick techs so they cant show emotion, I cant dislike stern more than I already do now.
Well I know the team needs to open the locker room for the media after games, and on national tv games or playoffs some players need to go to the media room to deal with the press, who decides who goes out not sure, it's not the whole team to answer questions.

Well I guess you are super happy that this is Stern last season, who would you like as the new commissioner?

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#60793 Feb 15, 2013
_Jusayin_ wrote:
Sammy, you remember MJ was the first to wear the long, baggy shorts and made it the thing to do too?
Actually you are wrong that, Shaq and Webber are the one credit for that,not MJ

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#60794 Feb 15, 2013
sam wrote:
Does this mean HI Lite might become a Laker fan after all?
The Los Angeles Lakers have engaged in preliminary discussions with the Boston Celtics on a trade centering on Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo, according to sources.
The potential deal has not gained any traction, and other significant pieces would need to be involved.
The Lakers have adamantly stated publicly and privately that they will not deal Howard before the Feb. 21 trade deadline.
Danny Ainge will not pull the trigger on a trade sending Rondo for Howard unless the Celtics receive assurance that Howard would re-sign with Boston in the offseason, according to a league source.
Lakers are stupid if they do that trade and the answer would be no..ha ha ha

He new favorite player would Howard...lol

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#60795 Feb 15, 2013
sam wrote:
I guess Kidd Gilchrist is just another brained washed kid like millions
If he was drafted by MJ probably explain why he would lose to a 50 yrs dude.

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#60796 Feb 15, 2013
Black Mamba wrote:
<quoted text> You bring up a great point because we are only 3 games behind for that 8th spot and the 8th seed in the west for some years now has had a low 40 plus win total. Like you said they still need to take care of their end first. Right now they are a mess, but still have a chance in the 2nd half of the season. The margin for error is very slim.
Yeah margin small when you think houston , but when you put the Utah and Warrior choking the margin gets a bit bigger in my opinion.

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#60797 Feb 15, 2013
sam wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO , don't make excuses for them RR."The Lakers probably just wanted to go into the all star weekend and get this week over, they didn't care to win just wanted it to be over"
Really? Sorry but I actually find that quite humourous. That sounds more like a team who secured a 3rd place in the standings in April. I believe they can make the playoffs but if thats the attitude."fat chance"
You missed my earlier post about the clippers just being that good, but what I meant by it is that the Lakers just gave up they just want to get to the break.
Look you can tell when you are out played, but you can also tell when you get out played and you are not even trying as well.

The Lakers didn't play inspired bball there was no hustle, credit to the clippers they clearly wanted more.

But like I said you can tell when a team is trying their best and still get beat.

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#60798 Feb 15, 2013
sam wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting analogy. I wonder what Utah and GSW fans would say about the Lakers and the way they been playing?
The only they need to worry is their team not getting pass by the rockets and I have feeling it will happen.

Once they get pass by Houston they are up next on the spot of not to fall out the playoffs race.
Showtime

San Gabriel, CA

#60799 Feb 15, 2013
sam wrote:
<quoted text>lol Show. Yea maybe I am stuck in time. However I do have the opportunity to see the present to. Many in here have not even witnessed the past to make that comparison. To answer all three answers in one. I agree with you on alot of points , more so on the comment of rule changes and era for sure. MJ was good for his time. However I will say it again, mentally these guys are no where near and never experienced what MJ went through at least not yet.Which is why I rate this guy way up there. Not even Kobe.I really don't see any of these guys close to what MJ accomplished in may aspects. I mentionen the age thing and correct my math.When Jordan entered the league you were no older than 5? No way you could understand by simply watching reruns on you tube or let alone pick up on others opinion with out watching earlier in his career. In fact what you probably witnessed was him getting older and even then he was that much better. His game changed. Dude went through hell and back before his team even gained respect. I could write a book. We will always come back to era regardless and there are major differences.Thats what makes it difficult to say MJ kobe lbj so on and so on is the best. Now let me ask you. Is it him as a person that gets under your skin? the fame? glory? what is it? you can't knock him down for his abilities I know that.
Sammy your missing what I am saying again, I dont knock his game, hes great, it wouldn't matter if played today he would be great regardless, I am just saying hes not as good as people say.......And key word you used, "accomplished" Pf course these players will not accomplish what Jordan did, As I mentioned he was the wilt chamberlain of his time, far superior to any other player around, I dont blame the NBA for using jordans fame, but they also created JOrdan rules to help him out more, I mean its ridiculous......so what if I was 5 when he came in, the era we are focusing on is the 90s, I was old enough to watch that, I remember what his game was.....If that is it then I dont think we need to go further , unless you have something new to add.
Showtime

San Gabriel, CA

#60800 Feb 15, 2013
sam wrote:
<quoted text>Truthfully though Show, When MJ entered the scene the Bird/Magic thing took alot of limelight from them. Its only finals that gave them that extra edge. Bird by the late 80's early 90's was done that gave him what 10 yrs and then Magic days were ending by the piston era late 80's. So they (magic and Bird) didn't pass much of a torch in my eyes. First 3-4 yrs in the 80's and that was it. So he has had the marketing and league at his will all along. Again I ask, is he faulted for that? billions of nba material was sold based on a guys success. If youare looking to ever rid that from ESPN , its not happening.
He added on to what Bird and Magic already provided, sure it made the NBA sexier to have JOrdan there, all 3 of them were special together, the 80s was a great time I agree, the 90s was nothing more than a one man show....Yeah of course ESPN will not let go of JOrdan, it makes for interesting sports talk, these guys need something to talk about, something to debate, all I am saying is me personally I am sick of Jordan, I feel the media has done noething more than stuff it down our throats . Please dont be fooled by JOrdan schooling a bunch of slower athletes, JOrdan was born probably 20 years too soon to have real competition, dude came out real early......80s and 90s were not ready to take on MJ.
Showtime

San Gabriel, CA

#60801 Feb 15, 2013
sam wrote:
If one thinks bouncing a ball, dunking, alleyoops, running like a freight train, and stats that look like a PHD graduate's marks, to prove you are the best. Think twice. Far from that.
Well like the media you twist my shit around, your making it worse than what I am saying, I lived it I was old enought witness his championships so lets get that out of the way. I saw him play plenty, and I am gonna stop right there, I just realized you were a Jordan fan at that time a long with many, thats the end of it, Jordan fans are some of the most biased people on earth lol.....Also my intention was not to start any debates, I was more like venting frustration, keep enjoying Jordan if you wish I really dont care, I have my own opinion.
Showtime

San Gabriel, CA

#60802 Feb 15, 2013
rrenault wrote:
<quoted text>
Well I know the team needs to open the locker room for the media after games, and on national tv games or playoffs some players need to go to the media room to deal with the press, who decides who goes out not sure, it's not the whole team to answer questions.
Well I guess you are super happy that this is Stern last season, who would you like as the new commissioner?
That I couldn't tell you, I have no idea who would make a good commissioner .....but yes I am happy STern is gone.

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#60803 Feb 15, 2013
rrenault wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually you are wrong that, Shaq and Webber are the one credit for that,not MJ
I've been wrong, I'll undoubtedly be wrong again but I ain't wrong about this. If my memory serves correctly, Shaq and Webber weren't even in the league when Jordan started wearing the longer, baggy shorts.

Not only do I remember this because I idolized MJ for B-ball but Google is a useful tool as well. Use it my friend. ;)
Showtime

San Gabriel, CA

#60804 Feb 15, 2013
Sorry guys I probably chose the wrong place to vent out my frustration about Jordan, I forgot there are JOrdan fans present and they will pick and claw at you for saying "blasphemy" Wasn't trying to start a war, my bad guys , keep enjoying Jordan .

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#60805 Feb 15, 2013
Showtime wrote:
<quoted text> Sammy your missing what I am saying again, I dont knock his game, hes great, it wouldn't matter if played today he would be great regardless, I am just saying hes not as good as people say.......And key word you used, "accomplished" Pf course these players will not accomplish what Jordan did, As I mentioned he was the wilt chamberlain of his time, far superior to any other player around, I dont blame the NBA for using jordans fame, but they also created JOrdan rules to help him out more, I mean its ridiculous......so what if I was 5 when he came in, the era we are focusing on is the 90s, I was old enough to watch that, I remember what his game was.....If that is it then I dont think we need to go further , unless you have something new to add.
Show...My bro...The Jordan rules WERE NOT created to help MJ, they were made to LIMIT and NULLIFY MJ.

You need to go watch how they used to basically TACKLE MJ going into the lane and while he was in the air. Those tactics would create all out brawls in todays game and players would miss entire seasons for it now. Jordan until he overcame the Pistons and the Knicks didn't have it easy at all. It was only after HE EARNED IT that he got favorable calls.

“Rough road ahead”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#60806 Feb 15, 2013
_Jusayin_ wrote:
<quoted text>
I've been wrong, I'll undoubtedly be wrong again but I ain't wrong about this. If my memory serves correctly, Shaq and Webber weren't even in the league when Jordan started wearing the longer, baggy shorts.
Not only do I remember this because I idolized MJ for B-ball but Google is a useful tool as well. Use it my friend. ;)
Google what is that?

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#60807 Feb 15, 2013
Showtime wrote:
Sorry guys I probably chose the wrong place to vent out my frustration about Jordan, I forgot there are JOrdan fans present and they will pick and claw at you for saying "blasphemy" Wasn't trying to start a war, my bad guys , keep enjoying Jordan .
Dont apologize for saying what you feel. It's your right to vent amongst friends and if we were to take offense and blast you what kinda friends would we be?

We don't want to blast you anyway, we want you to come over to our side and see the Jordan we see then make up your mind.

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