Lakerman JSJ wrote:therealdeal wrote:JSJ- I guess we're the only ones?...
I just don't see anything wrong with a marketing campaign. Is it that big of a deal to show a guy we care about him?
Maybe it's my age (I'm 29), but I just can't get on board with the general arrogance some Lakers fans seem to have regarding the whole "everyone should sign here because we're the Lakers" attitude. That's a "rest of your laurels" attitude and I don't get it. When Kobe demanded a trade, it was Dr. Buss flying halfway around the world to meet with him to try and calm him down instead of saying "Screw him, he should be stoked he's a Laker!" Sometimes it takes "kissing the ring" so to speak.
The reason I reference my age is because I was old enough to start watching and getting passionate about the Lakers really right after Magic retired and we had a hard working blue collar type of team during the early-to-mid 90's that I knew wasn't going to win or even contend for a title. After not seeing anything resembling a title contender for my first nearly-10 years of watching this team, I feel like I appreciate the HELL out of even being a contender for the title and recognize how fleeting those seasons really are. The post-Shaq "Kobe and his merry band of stiffs" teams reinforced how terrible having little-to-no hope of contending for a ring felt.
Lakerman JSJ wrote:therealdeal wrote:Weezy wrote:Oh no real, I think the begging...er marketing campaign is great, check my new avatar, I'm joining the movement, #STAYD12. It's just a shame we didn't do this with Kobe, might have helped him make his choice sooner in 2004, can't believe what swayed him ultimately was Dr. Buss promising him he'd do whatever it takes to win, you know, basketball reasons to stay, crazy I know, can't believe that worked.
No need to be sarcastic just because we have different opinions. I was serious. It seems like me and JSJ are the the only ones who don't have a problem with this.
Whoa, hey guys, c'mon...Let's turn some frowns the opposite way...upside-down, if you will...
Lakerman JSJ wrote:Weezy wrote:Oh no real, I think the begging...er marketing campaign is great, check my new avatar...
RIP, Sam avatar.
Lakerman JSJ wrote:KareemTheGreat33 wrote:#reeksdesperation
I'm sorry, but I just don't agree at all. By that rationale, it'd be "desperate" to tell your wife you love her. Showing someone that you value them isn't desperation in my book.
Also, it's not exactly an over-the-top gesture to put a few signs up around town. Not like Mitch, Jim & Mike are going on TV on their hands & knees begging. I honestly don't see anything wrong with it. Stroking the giant ego isn't a terrible thing when dealing with some of these guys.
Doc Brown wrote:They need to make a personnel, roster, coaching or both statement if they really want to woo him into staying.
New Jersey - Joe Johnson
Clips - Doc Rivers
Houston - James Harden
Lakers - Billboards and celebrity round table
The Lakers FO needs to get rid of the trash (MWP/Pau/Blake) on the team and show d12 that they are committed to winning NOW with him. This team right now is not a winner, D12 isn't stupid enough to believe it is either.
And the roster moves isn't just for the sake of keeping D12, it's what needs to be done regardless. No sense treading water, when you just plan on drowning anyway.
Ariza3 wrote:Dwight at UCLA
Battle Tested20 wrote:Ariza3 wrote:Dwight at UCLA
Thank you for posting this, as I was about to post it again.
I just want to quote what Dwight said a couple of weeks ago:
"Don't believe everything you hear in the media or read online"
D.B. Cooper wrote:Looks like this is Jeanie Buss' idea, she's the VP of marketing. Even if Phil comes back who would he put as coach now that Shaw is taken, Rambis?
therealdeal wrote:Ariza3 wrote:“@mcten: I'm told the Dwight billboards are just the tip of the iceberg in the Lakers campaign to woo him. They'll lean on Hollywood connections”
I'm guessing commercials and things like that. I like it actually. I hope we see some celebs in commercials telling Dwight to stay. Flex the Hollywood muscle that everyone KNOWS he wants.
The Lakers know what they're doing with this one.
therealdeal wrote:D.B. Cooper wrote:Looks like this is Jeanie Buss' idea, she's the VP of marketing. Even if Phil comes back who would he put as coach now that Shaw is taken, Rambis?
If you're referring to the billboard on the Beverly Hills Hotel, it's actually Howard's jersey. The Phil picture is photoshopped.
But if Phil WERE to get instituted, then yes, I'd assume he went with Rambis. Rambis is known to be more defensive oriented and he runs the Triangle as best he can. He's not a great coach, but with Phil upstairs he would probably be alright.