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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject:

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Don’t we still have a 2 game lead in the west?

Yeah, since the clippers lost today too


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Because we're playing a better team.

But that's not the point, take a star out of almost any team and they're suddenly bad. The only reason the Mavs get away with it is because Doncic is a star but not on a star salary


You are right about Luka's salary making things easier for Dallas, but AD is still lightyears better than Kristaps Porzingis. And some of the guys they're getting help from are cheap drafted talent, which is something we haven't managed well (lots of assets just given away)

An AD/Lebron tandem needed two major things, which identified before the trade even happened:

1. Shooting
2. Depth to withstand Lebron/AD absences

Rob addressed neither.

It might not seem like much now, but we're playing the "as long as they're healthy by playoffs" card. Why would they? What if they're pretty banged up and exhausted by the end of the season from having to carry such a weak team?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject:

was a nice pass. should have been in since 8:00 down by 20
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject:

mad55557777 wrote:
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Don’t we still have a 2 game lead in the west?

Yeah, since the clippers lost today too


Yeah, but I mean...Are we really saying having to play @ Clippers isn't home court advantage?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject:

Just wanted to check in. I am with you in spirit Lakernation. Merry Christmas, and a Happy Holiday season to my Laker kin. Perspective, family. As long as we have eachother, they cannot keep us down.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject:

OK. I am not sure how I feel exactly after that game.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject:

Clippers have lost tons of games when load managing Kawhi - no one really gets that pissed off over there. This is pretty much the same thing, assuming the AD injury isn't anything serious.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject:

THT somehow moves like an old guy playing pickup.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject:

Smashed on home court

Feels bad
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject:

Kind of expected a loss without Lebron, but not blown out.

If one of them goes down our season is over.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject:

leor_77 wrote:
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windycitycane wrote:
Don’t we still have a 2 game lead in the west?

Yeah, since the clippers lost today too


Yeah, but I mean...Are we really saying having to play @ Clippers isn't home court advantage?

Doesn’t really matter, if we play the clippers in the playoffs, it will be all Lakers home court.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject:

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What if they're pretty banged up and exhausted by the end of the season from having to carry such a weak team?


I would think … Kobe would be loitering outside the locker room ready to call them soft

But seriously, Lebron's been carrying Cleveland his whole career (except for 4 years). AD has been carrying the Pelicans his whole career. They're used to it
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject:

I think the East has finally overtaken the West.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject:

Load managing Lebron and AD for the Christmas game will be the biggest slap in the face to the NBA and I’m hoping it happens.

Tonight the refs weren’t that bad like the Milwaukee and Indy game but still trash nonetheless.

Like for example that AD block that we had to burn our challenge to get it overturned. Not even counting the trash non call fouls
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject:

pjiddy wrote:
THT somehow moves like an old guy playing pickup.


DID YOU SEE HIS PASS!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject:

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DID YOU SEE THAT PASS FROM THT

WHAT A THING OF BEAUTY!!!


Didn’t force the shot when his move got countered, made the pass to open Dudley for the assist . Rondo would have heaved its up even if he was out of control.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject:

Thank goodness I turned the game off in the 4th
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:03 pm    Post subject:

pjiddy wrote:
drae wrote:


Because we're playing a better team.

But that's not the point, take a star out of almost any team and they're suddenly bad. The only reason the Mavs get away with it is because Doncic is a star but not on a star salary


You are right about Luka's salary making things easier for Dallas, but AD is still lightyears better than Kristaps Porzingis. And some of the guys they're getting help from are cheap drafted talent, which is something we haven't managed well (lots of assets just given away)

An AD/Lebron tandem needed two major things, which identified before the trade even happened:

1. Shooting
2. Depth to withstand Lebron/AD absences

Rob addressed neither.

It might not seem like much now, but we're playing the "as long as they're healthy by playoffs" card. Why would they? What if they're pretty banged up and exhausted by the end of the season from having to carry such a weak team?


To Rob's defense he and the Lakers had to wait for Kawhi and when all the FA were gone I thought he did well with what was left. Nevertheless your point still stands -- not sure what a bigger need is a scorer/creator or a player behind LBJ?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:03 pm    Post subject:

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drae wrote:
DID YOU SEE THAT PASS FROM THT

WHAT A THING OF BEAUTY!!!


Didn’t force the shot when his move got countered, made the pass to open Dudley for the assist . Rondo would have heaved its up even if he was out of control.


It was BEAUTIFUL
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:03 pm    Post subject:

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Load managing Lebron and AD for the Christmas game will be the biggest slap in the face to the NBA and I’m hoping it happens.

Tonight the refs weren’t that bad like the Milwaukee and Indy game but still trash nonetheless.

Like for example that AD block that we had to burn our challenge to get it overturned. Not even counting the trash non call fouls

I saw many tic Tac fouls on the Lakers in the 3rd. Certainly not the reason for this lost, but it was frustrating
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:03 pm    Post subject:

Gandalf wrote:
I think the East has finally overtaken the West.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:04 pm    Post subject:

Gandalf wrote:
I think the East has finally overtaken the West.


Denver is 2nd in the West.

are you referring to a different game?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:05 pm    Post subject:

mad55557777 wrote:
KingKobe20 wrote:
Load managing Lebron and AD for the Christmas game will be the biggest slap in the face to the NBA and I’m hoping it happens.

Tonight the refs weren’t that bad like the Milwaukee and Indy game but still trash nonetheless.

Like for example that AD block that we had to burn our challenge to get it overturned. Not even counting the trash non call fouls

I saw many tic Tac fouls on the Lakers in the 3rd. Certainly not the reason for this lost, but it was frustrating


The refs have been a omen on the Lakers side for decades.. it’s nothing new, there gonna keep making bad calls.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject:

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Gandalf wrote:
I think the East has finally overtaken the West.


Denver is 2nd in the West.

are you referring to a different game?


I just researched all of gandalf’s Posts. This guy gotta be troll

That can’t be a serious quote with 52 games still left in the season
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject:

drae wrote:
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THT somehow moves like an old guy playing pickup.


DID YOU SEE HIS PASS!!!!!!!


I wasn't trying to insult. He clearly has chops and moves. But the way he dribbles reminds me of Kyrie doing Uncle Drew
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