Lesson not learned: Lakers done in by Andre's giant buzzer-beater

There are 20 comments on the Mar 18, 2009, LA Daily News story titled Lesson not learned: Lakers done in by Andre's giant buzzer-beater. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

If the Lakers thought they had learned a lesson, they were wrong. If they believed they wouldn't make the same mistake twice, they were wrong about that, too.

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Kontra Lakers

Parañaque, Philippines

#1 Mar 18, 2009
Lol... go blame each other now you stubborn Lakers team! You deserve that loss and i hope you lose your home court advantage! Bye-bye championship ring...!
cloy r

Salem, MO

#2 Mar 18, 2009
Kobe took the lead with a two pointer at 6.6. Do you hack sports writers even pay attention to the games you watch?
bad boy

Yorba Linda, CA

#3 Mar 18, 2009
Le Bron James'twin made the buzzer beater!
If the lakers only had Will Smith's twin, Robert Horry, then they would have had the buzzer beater instead!
apujac

San Marcos, TX

#4 Mar 18, 2009
it's kobe's fault
jhuneski

Chula Vista, CA

#5 Mar 18, 2009
Lakers...suck! if they want to be a champion, they need to finished there opponents and not under estimate them. All Lakers lost are like this.....overconfidence! For KOBE, his a terrific player but he needs to take a shot. Not all 4th quarter's he can take over. A good shooter must continually take the ball on the basket. GASOL is playing well, why he dont get touches... and the batch really suck especially FARMAR...he dont have the guts to go to the basket and score. Look how CELTICS and CAVS are playing. They have that "killer instinct"! That will make a team champion. If you see your opponents downs dont let him go up! Make a kill!!!!! I'm a die hard Lakers fan, but if they continually play like this. UTAH Jazz will kick us. LEBRON is the ' 09 MVP... with his killer instinct which KOBE doesnt have. Only thing bright thing for us is the return of BYNUM.
Forecast next season...farmar and shasha will be in a trading block. With SUN gettin better on the D-Leauge. And Give more playing time to BROWN. His a big guard who can play physical.
For PHIL, coach the way you coach when your winning in CHICAGO and the last 3 with the LAkers. You are not the same coach i admire!
Treat all teams as CAVS and CELTICS....
Lakers my team

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Mar 18, 2009
The Lakers would be fine, you can't win the game without playing it first, and the Lakers played like a team that have won the game in the first half,The bench need to play bester Farmar and Shasha are playing like they are Afraid can't play defense and can't put point on the board just not playing good ball at all right now.BAD TIMEING
orbi

Danville, CA

#7 Mar 18, 2009
I posted the following on another story yesterday before the 76'ers game....
"This is the rollercoaster we have ridden...and will probably keep on riding for the rest of the season.If you have suffered through the season then you know the typical Laker game scenarios, in most cases the score is a wild ride, even when up by 15 or 18 we Laker fans always wait for the push that we know is coming and hope in the end we can hold on, and #2 is right,I get so frustrated when we start losing a lead or even when we are down..we start putting up 3 pointers rather than driving to the hoop for a higher percentage 2 pointer, our 3 point defense is non-existent, we just let them shoot and hope they miss from 3 point range, this team does have the talent to do it ALL well..they just need to play the entire 48 minutes".
elidio79

Burbank, CA

#8 Mar 18, 2009
The Lakers will be fine, as long as they get rid of PUKE WALTON!
tomyupw

United States

#9 Mar 18, 2009
The Lakers coaching staff does not have to put in a "second unit" per se. They can use the bench players to relieve the starting line up on a "one player to relieve another player" basis. The so called "scond unit" has truly become a mob! Dismantle it and use individual players only when needed. Playing Ariza and Powell together in the starting line up has also been successful. It is up to the coaching staff to mix things up, before the playoffs begin and it will be too late to try anything new then.
laker lover

La Mirada, CA

#10 Mar 18, 2009
Lakers had a foul to give.... Why would they let them take a 3 point shot... Love ya Lakers just hope you learn before its too late..
lakerfan35

Newport Beach, CA

#11 Mar 18, 2009
kobe didnt made a 3 at the end
it was a 2 pointer
enuff

San Bernardino, CA

#12 Mar 18, 2009
use common sense and focus on what you do.
enuff

San Bernardino, CA

#13 Mar 18, 2009
focus.pay attention .learn to be agressive.
enuff

San Bernardino, CA

#14 Mar 18, 2009
To have bynum back. Is going to be a an assett.But the rest of the players.Must start playing aggressive.BUMP7GRIND.TILL THE END.....
enuff

San Bernardino, CA

#15 Mar 18, 2009
aS lAKERS MY TEAM SAID .gET bUSY
Jedira

La Habra, CA

#16 Mar 18, 2009
Farmer and Vujacic needs to get their heads out of their A$$. They are not focused when they play. Too many stupid TO by Farmer and idiotic fouls by Vujacic. Phil needs to move those guys lower down the bench and move up Brown and Morrisson

Since: Feb 09

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#17 Mar 18, 2009
elidio79 wrote:
The Lakers will be fine, as long as they get rid of PUKE WALTON!
you kidding? Why trade a great? Great waterboy that is!!!
Water Boy

Stanton, CA

#18 Mar 18, 2009
nomorewirehangers wrote:
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you kidding? Why trade a great? Great waterboy that is!!!
Hey! You got a problem with us waterboys?

A player is only good as his weakest link and
We provide hydration to the athletes baby!
Show Me Dude

Fairfield, CA

#19 Mar 18, 2009
Per Bryant's comments - "Do I look concerned? No, I'm not concerned," Kobe Bryant said.
"It's a good lesson for us that I would rather learn now than down the road." KOBE - WAKE THE %&^ UP! YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THE LEADER AND YOU DID NOT ACT THE PART, DUDE!! YOU ALL CAME OUT OF THE HUDDLE WITH AN IDEA WHAT TO DO, BUT YOU ALL DID NOT COME OUT WITH A PLAN TO PLAY OUT THAT LAST 5.6 SECONDS, IDIOTS!!(SPACE CADET ARIZA WAS EXACTLY THAT - WHAT THE HELL WAS HE THINKING???????) KOBE, LET'S FACE IT - YOU ARE NOT AND WILL NEVER BE A LEADER LIKE JORDAN WAS - THAT'S FOR DAMN SURE.......JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET YOUR TEAM PUMPED UP - TOO BUSY PATTING YOURSELF IN THE BACK DURING BREAKS, INSTEAD OF INSTILLING LIFE TO THOSE LIFELESS TEAM OF YOURS...WEAK, JUST WEAK.....NOT THIS YEAR, BOYS - NOT THIS YEAR AND NEVER UNTIL SOMEONE TAKE THE ROLE OF A LEADER AND ORCHESTRATES THE GAMES LIKE LEADERS DO.
Water Boy

Stanton, CA

#20 Mar 18, 2009
when did kobe ever compare himself to MJ?

That is all media manufactured. Everyone has a bad day. Step off a brotha's jock will ya?

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