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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:48 pm    Post subject:

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https://twitter.com/NBCSBulls/status/1461889883501383691

look at that


I miss AC


That was hurtful to watch. Thanks for that MagicMamba88
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1. Wouldn't it be nice to see that kind of ball movement from the Lakers?

2. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like Lebron has gotten awfully quick to settle for a three. I don't just mean tonight, either. He makes a decent percentage, for sure, but I think most defenses would rather see him shoot threes than drive to the rim. I hope this isn't a sign that age is catching up with him.


LBJ is a shell of himself. No longer do we see that bullet entry in the lane where he finishes STRONG.


This is what it looks like. I don’t wanna hear about the spacing. Defenses have always shrunk the floor against him. He’s played on rosters with worse spacing in the past and still was able to destroy opposing teams defenses, he just doesn’t have that burst and explosion anymore.

which rosters have had worse spacing than this one?

Westbrook, THT, AD, and Avery Bradley? Lebron is the best 3 point shooter out of those players
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Celtics outrebounded the Lakers 51-33. Just marinate on that for a minute.

And they didn’t have their best rebounder and most athletic player, lol


At first I read this as not having the best rebounder and athletic player in AD, then I realized you meant Brown…which makes it even more embarrassing.
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TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
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By the way this started 2 seasons ago

Dismantling a team of defensive team oriented players for selfish chuckers. You asked for it LG. Now drink it in.


This is true

Stop bring up the team from 2 years ago, majority of them are still here, they just didn’t age well. Can’t we all agree lebron and AD were just that much better that season?


Not accurate at all. This isn't all about LBJ and AD declining. We didn't let teams go all game scoring 30 points every quarter 2 years ago and that started with solid defense. Our backcourt defense went from league best to terrible, and now we have way too many players not paying attention or coordinating on defense at all, some due to lack of experience, some are too slow, and one or two are either too selfish or too lazy. The squad from 2 years ago played defense on a string so well it was seamless most possessions, a great thing to watch, particularly in the 4th quarter when we never lost leads.

That wasn't LeBron being superman out there on defense, he did well because 4 other players excelled, allowing him to expend energy on offense. AD is likely as good a defender as he was 2 years ago, but you're not going to see it if he has nobody playing help defense, nobody rotating behind him if his man pulls him away from the basket. Then posters complain about AD. SMFH. If you're watching what's happening this is all about nobody rotating anymore because we don't have players committed to playing defense at the 1 through 3 spots, and a high usage low efficiency replacement hindering the offense and sacrificing team D for rebounds while we let other teams score at will.

Of course it is, lebron barely played this season, and he was Superman until that ankle injury. AD has been far less aggressive on both ends. We had good defenders last season compare to 2020, and it didn’t work out because lebron and AD are not the same.

LeBron was not the heart of our defense any season. He coordinated well and understood where to be though, he played smart in that regard. AD played a bigger role, but he's going to look like crap when positions 1 through 3 don't coordinate at all. We don't have anywhere close to the same roster we had 2 years ago, defensively. No solid wing defenders, too many guards who just won't or can't play defense. THT and Reaves are inexperienced but at least they hustle and show some brains; outside of those two we flat out suck on backcourt/wing defense. I won't argue that LBJ's decline hasn't affected our offense, but that's far from the only problem on offense or defense with this team.
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Celtics outrebounded the Lakers 51-33. Just marinate on that for a minute.

And they didn’t have their best rebounder and most athletic player, lol


At first I read this as not having the best rebounder and athletic player in AD, then I realized you meant Brown…which makes it even more embarrassing.

No actually I meant Robert Williams and Brown.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:56 pm    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
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Celtics outrebounded the Lakers 51-33. Just marinate on that for a minute.

And they didn’t have their best rebounder and most athletic player, lol


At first I read this as not having the best rebounder and athletic player in AD, then I realized you meant Brown…which makes it even more embarrassing.


I think he means Time Lord aka Robert Williams
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:58 pm    Post subject:

TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
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defense wrote:
By the way this started 2 seasons ago

Dismantling a team of defensive team oriented players for selfish chuckers. You asked for it LG. Now drink it in.


This is true

Stop bring up the team from 2 years ago, majority of them are still here, they just didn’t age well. Can’t we all agree lebron and AD were just that much better that season?


Not accurate at all. This isn't all about LBJ and AD declining. We didn't let teams go all game scoring 30 points every quarter 2 years ago and that started with solid defense. Our backcourt defense went from league best to terrible, and now we have way too many players not paying attention or coordinating on defense at all, some due to lack of experience, some are too slow, and one or two are either too selfish or too lazy. The squad from 2 years ago played defense on a string so well it was seamless most possessions, a great thing to watch, particularly in the 4th quarter when we never lost leads.

That wasn't LeBron being superman out there on defense, he did well because 4 other players excelled, allowing him to expend energy on offense. AD is likely as good a defender as he was 2 years ago, but you're not going to see it if he has nobody playing help defense, nobody rotating behind him if his man pulls him away from the basket. Then posters complain about AD. SMFH. If you're watching what's happening this is all about nobody rotating anymore because we don't have players committed to playing defense at the 1 through 3 spots, and a high usage low efficiency replacement hindering the offense and sacrificing team D for rebounds while we let other teams score at will.

Of course it is, lebron barely played this season, and he was Superman until that ankle injury. AD has been far less aggressive on both ends. We had good defenders last season compare to 2020, and it didn’t work out because lebron and AD are not the same.

LeBron was not the heart of our defense any season. He coordinated well and understood where to be though, he played smart in that regard. AD played a bigger role, but he's going to look like crap when positions 1 through 3 don't coordinate at all. We don't have anywhere close to the same roster we had 2 years ago, defensively. No solid wing defenders, too many guards who just won't or can't play defense. THT and Reaves are inexperienced but at least they hustle and show some brains; outside of those two we flat out suck on backcourt/wing defense. I won't argue that LBJ's decline hasn't affected our offense, but that's far from the only problem on offense or defense with this team.

So we agree lebron and AD are not the same players as 2 seasons ago? Lebron and AD were guarding literally every one in the playoffs that season and it was unbelievable. He stopped Murray, westbrook, harden, dame when switched on him. AD was basically a cheat code.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:58 pm    Post subject:

I think this is what when you have 3 guys making $100 mill and rest vet min dudes gone at the season’s end.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:00 pm    Post subject:

Zillethai wrote:
Outspoken wrote:
roger_federer wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
TMG wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
BandwagonLBJhopper wrote:
defense wrote:
By the way this started 2 seasons ago

Dismantling a team of defensive team oriented players for selfish chuckers. You asked for it LG. Now drink it in.


This is true

Stop bring up the team from 2 years ago, majority of them are still here, they just didn’t age well. Can’t we all agree lebron and AD were just that much better that season?


KCP-Caruso-Kuz aren't here and WB and a bunch of selfish chucking no defense having players are here instead. Lebron looked good last season before the injury. Im not going to judge him based of off his first game back from an injury.

But really it doesn't matter. We won win crap with this core.

AD is the one chunking with them. The other team was just praying for us to take the jump shot.



Dude are other teams idiots to let AD attack paint all game? he scored 31 points . what the hell are you complaining about


not an effective 31 points, that changes the dynamics of the game. It was more so empty. I didn't even know he scored that many points. He was more so the most effective in the 1st quarter.
I never understood this line of thinking. 31 points is 31 points. Did you want those points made in different quarters? Distributed differently?


It's because outside of the 1st quarter where he had 17 I believe, when he was playing closer to the basket, he had 14 points in 3 quarters and it didn't give the team any energy. The team didn't feed off of those points. It didn't alter their defense. It didn't change the dynamic of the game. They were just points scored in an ineffective way.

Like for example when Giannis played yesterday. He was taking it in, bullying AD and our team yesterday, where the bucks fed off of it, it altered our defense, and changed the dynamics of the game. He played aggressive all 4 quarters. AD wasn't aggressive all 4 quarters. He was in the 1st and passive in the next 3.


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mad55557777 wrote:
TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
BandwagonLBJhopper wrote:
defense wrote:
By the way this started 2 seasons ago

Dismantling a team of defensive team oriented players for selfish chuckers. You asked for it LG. Now drink it in.


This is true

Stop bring up the team from 2 years ago, majority of them are still here, they just didn’t age well. Can’t we all agree lebron and AD were just that much better that season?


Not accurate at all. This isn't all about LBJ and AD declining. We didn't let teams go all game scoring 30 points every quarter 2 years ago and that started with solid defense. Our backcourt defense went from league best to terrible, and now we have way too many players not paying attention or coordinating on defense at all, some due to lack of experience, some are too slow, and one or two are either too selfish or too lazy. The squad from 2 years ago played defense on a string so well it was seamless most possessions, a great thing to watch, particularly in the 4th quarter when we never lost leads.

That wasn't LeBron being superman out there on defense, he did well because 4 other players excelled, allowing him to expend energy on offense. AD is likely as good a defender as he was 2 years ago, but you're not going to see it if he has nobody playing help defense, nobody rotating behind him if his man pulls him away from the basket. Then posters complain about AD. SMFH. If you're watching what's happening this is all about nobody rotating anymore because we don't have players committed to playing defense at the 1 through 3 spots, and a high usage low efficiency replacement hindering the offense and sacrificing team D for rebounds while we let other teams score at will.

Of course it is, lebron barely played this season, and he was Superman until that ankle injury. AD has been far less aggressive on both ends. We had good defenders last season compare to 2020, and it didn’t work out because lebron and AD are not the same.

LeBron was not the heart of our defense any season. He coordinated well and understood where to be though, he played smart in that regard. AD played a bigger role, but he's going to look like crap when positions 1 through 3 don't coordinate at all. We don't have anywhere close to the same roster we had 2 years ago, defensively. No solid wing defenders, too many guards who just won't or can't play defense. THT and Reaves are inexperienced but at least they hustle and show some brains; outside of those two we flat out suck on backcourt/wing defense. I won't argue that LBJ's decline hasn't affected our offense, but that's far from the only problem on offense or defense with this team.

So we agree lebron and AD are not the same players as 2 seasons ago? Lebron and AD were guarding literally every one in the playoffs that season and it was unbelievable. He stopped Murray, westbrook, harden, dame when switched on him. AD was basically a cheat code.


why is it so difficult for you to understand that AD can't cover so many bad defenders.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:02 pm    Post subject:

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https://twitter.com/NBCSBulls/status/1461889883501383691

look at that


But it doesn't show up in a box score so it doesn't matter, right? It's just an intangible, right?

Yeah, I hope Reaves, THT and Nunn can show some juevos on defense like this. I'm not seeing that kind of fight from the rest of our guard heavy team.
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1. Wouldn't it be nice to see that kind of ball movement from the Lakers?

2. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like Lebron has gotten awfully quick to settle for a three. I don't just mean tonight, either. He makes a decent percentage, for sure, but I think most defenses would rather see him shoot threes than drive to the rim. I hope this isn't a sign that age is catching up with him.

It is a sign. It’s also in an effort to sustain his health and avoid injury. Fans need to be prepared to see less drives during the season.


If that's the case, we're in a lot more trouble than just just being 8-9 and getting blown out by the Celtics. This roster isn't good enough to allow Lebron to coast through the regular season.
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Aeneas Hunter wrote:
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Aeneas Hunter wrote:
1. Wouldn't it be nice to see that kind of ball movement from the Lakers?

2. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like Lebron has gotten awfully quick to settle for a three. I don't just mean tonight, either. He makes a decent percentage, for sure, but I think most defenses would rather see him shoot threes than drive to the rim. I hope this isn't a sign that age is catching up with him.

It is a sign. It’s also in an effort to sustain his health and avoid injury. Fans need to be prepared to see less drives during the season.


If that's the case, we're in a lot more trouble than just just being 8-9 and getting blown out by the Celtics. This roster isn't good enough to allow Lebron to coast through the regular season.


didn't we trade for WB so that LBJ can cost through regular season
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Worst loss of the season.


Nah, losing to OKC twice was worse...


Not even close bud.
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roger_federer wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
BandwagonLBJhopper wrote:
defense wrote:
By the way this started 2 seasons ago

Dismantling a team of defensive team oriented players for selfish chuckers. You asked for it LG. Now drink it in.


This is true

Stop bring up the team from 2 years ago, majority of them are still here, they just didn’t age well. Can’t we all agree lebron and AD were just that much better that season?


Not accurate at all. This isn't all about LBJ and AD declining. We didn't let teams go all game scoring 30 points every quarter 2 years ago and that started with solid defense. Our backcourt defense went from league best to terrible, and now we have way too many players not paying attention or coordinating on defense at all, some due to lack of experience, some are too slow, and one or two are either too selfish or too lazy. The squad from 2 years ago played defense on a string so well it was seamless most possessions, a great thing to watch, particularly in the 4th quarter when we never lost leads.

That wasn't LeBron being superman out there on defense, he did well because 4 other players excelled, allowing him to expend energy on offense. AD is likely as good a defender as he was 2 years ago, but you're not going to see it if he has nobody playing help defense, nobody rotating behind him if his man pulls him away from the basket. Then posters complain about AD. SMFH. If you're watching what's happening this is all about nobody rotating anymore because we don't have players committed to playing defense at the 1 through 3 spots, and a high usage low efficiency replacement hindering the offense and sacrificing team D for rebounds while we let other teams score at will.

Of course it is, lebron barely played this season, and he was Superman until that ankle injury. AD has been far less aggressive on both ends. We had good defenders last season compare to 2020, and it didn’t work out because lebron and AD are not the same.

LeBron was not the heart of our defense any season. He coordinated well and understood where to be though, he played smart in that regard. AD played a bigger role, but he's going to look like crap when positions 1 through 3 don't coordinate at all. We don't have anywhere close to the same roster we had 2 years ago, defensively. No solid wing defenders, too many guards who just won't or can't play defense. THT and Reaves are inexperienced but at least they hustle and show some brains; outside of those two we flat out suck on backcourt/wing defense. I won't argue that LBJ's decline hasn't affected our offense, but that's far from the only problem on offense or defense with this team.

So we agree lebron and AD are not the same players as 2 seasons ago? Lebron and AD were guarding literally every one in the playoffs that season and it was unbelievable. He stopped Murray, westbrook, harden, dame when switched on him. AD was basically a cheat code.


why is it so difficult for you to understand that AD can't cover so many bad defenders.
Really. Damn. We had 4 cheat codes on the floor at any given time. AD was one of them, and he was put in position to stop each of Murray, Westbrook, Harden, Dame because AC was given the assignment and he properly cut off their options and funneled them into AD. Team defense. That helped AD become a cheat code, because AC, KCP, and Green were cheat codes that forced them into terrible decisions. We don't have that now. We have Westbrook hanging back looking for rebounds.

Holding out hope that THT, Reaves, and Nunn can show up and change this.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:14 pm    Post subject:

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ScHoolBoy B wrote:
Roger O. Thornhill wrote:
Worst loss of the season.


Nah, losing to OKC twice was worse...


Not even close bud.


Nothing is worse or gets me saltier than losing to the celtics.
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Roger O. Thornhill wrote:
ScHoolBoy B wrote:
Roger O. Thornhill wrote:
Worst loss of the season.


Nah, losing to OKC twice was worse...


Not even close bud.


Well considering OKC is 6-9 and the Celtics are 8-8 and two of the wins from OKC came from us, I would say OKC losses were worse.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:22 pm    Post subject:

Wow, humiliated by Boston in National TV
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That was pitiful!

A some point this team has to decide to compete every play. And the stars need to start playing like stars.

Tired of the excuses and watching such inefficient and lazy basketball. You would think at some point the would start getting a bit pissed about how they are being outplayed nightly.

Not expecting these players to have a love for wearing the Laker uniform but it would be nice to see some professional pride at least.
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roger_federer wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
BandwagonLBJhopper wrote:
defense wrote:
By the way this started 2 seasons ago

Dismantling a team of defensive team oriented players for selfish chuckers. You asked for it LG. Now drink it in.


This is true

Stop bring up the team from 2 years ago, majority of them are still here, they just didn’t age well. Can’t we all agree lebron and AD were just that much better that season?


Not accurate at all. This isn't all about LBJ and AD declining. We didn't let teams go all game scoring 30 points every quarter 2 years ago and that started with solid defense. Our backcourt defense went from league best to terrible, and now we have way too many players not paying attention or coordinating on defense at all, some due to lack of experience, some are too slow, and one or two are either too selfish or too lazy. The squad from 2 years ago played defense on a string so well it was seamless most possessions, a great thing to watch, particularly in the 4th quarter when we never lost leads.

That wasn't LeBron being superman out there on defense, he did well because 4 other players excelled, allowing him to expend energy on offense. AD is likely as good a defender as he was 2 years ago, but you're not going to see it if he has nobody playing help defense, nobody rotating behind him if his man pulls him away from the basket. Then posters complain about AD. SMFH. If you're watching what's happening this is all about nobody rotating anymore because we don't have players committed to playing defense at the 1 through 3 spots, and a high usage low efficiency replacement hindering the offense and sacrificing team D for rebounds while we let other teams score at will.

Of course it is, lebron barely played this season, and he was Superman until that ankle injury. AD has been far less aggressive on both ends. We had good defenders last season compare to 2020, and it didn’t work out because lebron and AD are not the same.

LeBron was not the heart of our defense any season. He coordinated well and understood where to be though, he played smart in that regard. AD played a bigger role, but he's going to look like crap when positions 1 through 3 don't coordinate at all. We don't have anywhere close to the same roster we had 2 years ago, defensively. No solid wing defenders, too many guards who just won't or can't play defense. THT and Reaves are inexperienced but at least they hustle and show some brains; outside of those two we flat out suck on backcourt/wing defense. I won't argue that LBJ's decline hasn't affected our offense, but that's far from the only problem on offense or defense with this team.

So we agree lebron and AD are not the same players as 2 seasons ago? Lebron and AD were guarding literally every one in the playoffs that season and it was unbelievable. He stopped Murray, westbrook, harden, dame when switched on him. AD was basically a cheat code.


why is it so difficult for you to understand that AD can't cover so many bad defenders.

I have never questioned our roster is bad defensively compare to last 2 seasons, all I am saying is that lebron and AD are not the same anymore on offense and defense, so keep bringing up the 2020 team is pointless. A starting lineup of KCP/McGee/DG/LBJ/AD would probably suck just as bad due to the decline of lebron and AD on offense.
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I have never questioned our roster is bad defensively compare to last 2 seasons, all I am saying is that lebron and AD are not the same anymore on offense and defense, so keep bringing up the 2020 team is pointless. A starting lineup of KCP/McGee/DG/LBJ/AD would probably suck just as bad due to the decline of lebron and AD on offense.


It wouldn't be as painful to watch, but otherwise you are most likely correct.
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Celtics outrebounded the Lakers 51-33. Just marinate on that for a minute.

And they didn’t have their best rebounder and most athletic player, lol


At first I read this as not having the best rebounder and athletic player in AD, then I realized you meant Brown…which makes it even more embarrassing.


With AD, Howard and McGee we owned the paint
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TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
roger_federer wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
BandwagonLBJhopper wrote:
defense wrote:
By the way this started 2 seasons ago

Dismantling a team of defensive team oriented players for selfish chuckers. You asked for it LG. Now drink it in.


This is true

Stop bring up the team from 2 years ago, majority of them are still here, they just didn’t age well. Can’t we all agree lebron and AD were just that much better that season?


Not accurate at all. This isn't all about LBJ and AD declining. We didn't let teams go all game scoring 30 points every quarter 2 years ago and that started with solid defense. Our backcourt defense went from league best to terrible, and now we have way too many players not paying attention or coordinating on defense at all, some due to lack of experience, some are too slow, and one or two are either too selfish or too lazy. The squad from 2 years ago played defense on a string so well it was seamless most possessions, a great thing to watch, particularly in the 4th quarter when we never lost leads.

That wasn't LeBron being superman out there on defense, he did well because 4 other players excelled, allowing him to expend energy on offense. AD is likely as good a defender as he was 2 years ago, but you're not going to see it if he has nobody playing help defense, nobody rotating behind him if his man pulls him away from the basket. Then posters complain about AD. SMFH. If you're watching what's happening this is all about nobody rotating anymore because we don't have players committed to playing defense at the 1 through 3 spots, and a high usage low efficiency replacement hindering the offense and sacrificing team D for rebounds while we let other teams score at will.

Of course it is, lebron barely played this season, and he was Superman until that ankle injury. AD has been far less aggressive on both ends. We had good defenders last season compare to 2020, and it didn’t work out because lebron and AD are not the same.

LeBron was not the heart of our defense any season. He coordinated well and understood where to be though, he played smart in that regard. AD played a bigger role, but he's going to look like crap when positions 1 through 3 don't coordinate at all. We don't have anywhere close to the same roster we had 2 years ago, defensively. No solid wing defenders, too many guards who just won't or can't play defense. THT and Reaves are inexperienced but at least they hustle and show some brains; outside of those two we flat out suck on backcourt/wing defense. I won't argue that LBJ's decline hasn't affected our offense, but that's far from the only problem on offense or defense with this team.

So we agree lebron and AD are not the same players as 2 seasons ago? Lebron and AD were guarding literally every one in the playoffs that season and it was unbelievable. He stopped Murray, westbrook, harden, dame when switched on him. AD was basically a cheat code.


why is it so difficult for you to understand that AD can't cover so many bad defenders.
Really. Damn. We had 4 cheat codes on the floor at any given time. AD was one of them, and he was put in position to stop each of Murray, Westbrook, Harden, Dame because AC was given the assignment and he properly cut off their options and funneled them into AD. Team defense. That helped AD become a cheat code, because AC, KCP, and Green were cheat codes that forced them into terrible decisions. We don't have that now. We have Westbrook hanging back looking for rebounds.

Holding out hope that THT, Reaves, and Nunn can show up and change this.

We had all of them last season(unless you think DG is that much better than DS on defense) and it didn’t work out. Why? Lebron and AD were hurt. All of LG were complaining how bad we were on offense last season. Truth is if lebron and AD were not at their best, we are just not a good team. AC/KCP certainly didn’t stop booker and Payne from killing us, did they?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:34 pm    Post subject:

That first qt was awesome
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:35 pm    Post subject:

ScHoolBoy B wrote:
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Worst loss of the season.


Nah, losing to OKC twice was worse...


Not even close bud.


Well considering OKC is 6-9 and the Celtics are 8-8 and two of the wins from OKC came from us, I would say OKC losses were worse.


Nah losing to Boston will forever be the worst.

We always lose to the Bobcats, Thunder, and whatever bottom feeder once or twice every season.

Losing to the c’s without Jaylen Brown or Robert Williams is just piss poor.


The rematch at The Crypto Center is around the corner December 9. What type of team will our Lakers be by then?
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