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Postby Lakerjones on Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:57 pm

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On his role vs. Kobe's w/Lakers, Dwight said: "All I have to do is what I do best: play defense and rebound. ... We're not clashing."


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Dwight was asked if the chemistry is improving w/ him and Kobe: "It is. I had some of the wine, the vino & it’s actually helping me out"

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:man10: :man10: Great line! Yeah, I'm feeling the chemistry starting to develop between these guys. Doesn't hurt that they are both playing excellent ball right now. Things are clicking. Let's get to the playoffs strong and see if we can do some damage. Brilliant game today by Dwight. Monstrous. :bow:
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Re: Dwight Discussion: Exclusive w/ Sam Amick (Pg. 922)

Postby escitnj on Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:04 pm

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Really loving Dwight's attitude here. His whole mentality of winning and seizing a championship seems to have changed...for the better. He wants it more, he's doing his part as defensive anchor, and has more humility and respect for his teammates. There are some interviews in earlier in the season where most of what was coming out of his mouth was just political, saying what he's supposed to say, without really meaning it or believing it. But now he is clearly involved with this team. He's not just putting on the Laker uniform and playing. He is mentally in it and he wants to win and play to his/his teammates strengths. It shows with his domination on the defensive end and his offense has improved too, more power, effort, and agility. I'm really liking what I'm seeing here. Let's go Lakers! Keep it up Dwight
Hopefully Jim Buss can leave so Jeanie Buss can take over the FO and get MDA out of here so Phil can come in for one last run w/ Kobe and usher in the new Laker era, under Howard, securing Dwight's re-signing in LA.. :man12:
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Re: Dwight Discussion: Exclusive w/ Sam Amick (Pg. 922)

Postby JLaker17 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:05 pm

Seems like a complete different player not only on the floor but off of it, great game today.
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Re: Dwight Discussion: All in for L.A. (907)

Postby CarolinaLakerFan on Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:29 pm

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LOL @ Dwight trying to cover his mouth to hide his cursing... :man10: Luv this Dwight! :jam2:
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Re: Dwight Discussion: Exclusive w/ Sam Amick (Pg. 922)

Postby LTLakerFan on Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:28 pm

So what I took out of the interview with Sam Amick is Dwight wants to be an "iconic"? :man11:




Sorry big fella..... all in fun. You are officially off my bleep list, if you're being truthful in all these new things you're saying. Your play on the court and the new touchy feely stuff with Kobe out there has me "believing". Cue the Journey song, even with the cover band singer that's now the lead singer. Still sounds great, still love the song. Don't let me down big guy!!!
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Re: Dwight Discussion: Exclusive w/ Sam Amick (Pg. 922)

Postby abeer3 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:08 pm

"I just felt at the time like, 'I'm not going to say anything. I'm just going to sit back and let it unfold.' By doing that, everybody was getting mixed signals. They're hearing this on TV, or I might make a quote about this and they twist it and turn it into something else. Now you've got everybody like, 'What is he doing?'… It was story after story after story start coming out saying it was me saying this and me saying that, and I'm like, 'I never said none of this stuff.' I could tell some of that stuff started to bother my teammates, but I didn't say nothing because I'm like, 'They know that I'm not saying this.' And it just kept piling on, and piling on."


this is why he should have simply stated his intention to re-sign here a long time ago.

while i like a lot of what he's said lately--particularly about his relationship with kobe--i still don't love all the comments here. what's this "be an icon" business? that's lebron stuff. stop thinking about your brand and start thinking about winning. his play indicates that he's started doing that, but his words make me feel like it's for the wrong reason. i suppose as long as the former is occurring, i'm happy. but why wasn't it occurring all season long? that's my concern.
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Postby LakerFanIam on Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:24 pm

Killer Kobe starting to rub off on Dwight??? I like.
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Re: Dwight Discussion: Exclusive w/ Sam Amick (Pg. 922)

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:30 pm

I liked the game he played today. I'm still from Missouri with him however. He's had stretches like this followed with complete ambivalence.
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Re: Dwight Discussion: Exclusive w/ Sam Amick (Pg. 922)

Postby last stand on Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:32 pm

Rooscooter wrote:I liked the game he played today. I'm still from Missouri with him however. He's had stretches like this followed with complete ambivalence.


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Postby Weezy on Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:55 pm

Rooscooter wrote:I liked the game he played today. I'm still from Missouri with him however. He's had stretches like this followed with complete ambivalence.


I'm right there with you. I need to see at least some of this in the playoffs if we make it in. He's at least showing a lot more flashes of being a potential max player though, and since we seem intent on giving that to him no matter what, it's good to see. He still has a limited offensive game, and can't shoot free throws, but I can live with the free throws if his athleticism comes back to the point where he can just dunk most everything. I still need to see this continue until we make the playoffs and see some fire from him in the playoffs as well.
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Re: Dwight Discussion: Exclusive w/ Sam Amick (Pg. 922)

Postby therealdeal on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:13 pm

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Re: Dwight Discussion: Exclusive w/ Sam Amick (Pg. 922)

Postby The Rock on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:15 pm

He needs to play well in these road games coming up. vs Vucevic, vs Horford, vs Hibbert, all 3 are all star caliber centers, lets see how he does
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Postby Ariza3 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:54 pm

has that extra bounce in his step. looking better physically and his energy level is much better. hope it continues.

the league should look at the little short clip of all the fouls the bulls had on him that mostly went uncalled or unnoticed. noah was like grabbing his shoulder which is bad since its injured (not sure which one he was grabbing but if one than he would have the other with no call)
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Postby Legendary on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:58 pm

There's a stark difference in his attitude now, compared to pre-AllStar weekend Dwight.

He and Kobe seemed to have hashed out their differences, and he's showing effort even when the shot attempts are low.

Rebound and play defense...everything else will work itself out.
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:01 pm

The Rock wrote:He needs to play well in these road games coming up. vs Vucevic, vs Horford, vs Hibbert, all 3 are all star caliber centers, lets see how he does

:man10: first time I've heard Vucevic and all-star caliber in the same sentence. He's been playing great for the Magic, but idk about all-star level
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Postby The Rock on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:04 pm

Hes like 5th in NBA in double doubles. Only 22. He wont be a superstar but he pretty damn good
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Postby Ariza3 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:08 pm

he has more 20 rebound games than any two active players combined :jam2:
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Postby last stand on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:13 pm

The Rock wrote:Hes like 5th in NBA in double doubles. Only 22. He wont be a superstar but he pretty damn good


Lol kind of funny that everyone made fun of Orlando for not wanting Bynum and taking vucevic. Yet vucevic is there averaging a double double for them
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Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:48 pm

Philly got screwed big time...Lakers and Orlando got good deals so far but Denver was the runaway winner of that blockbuster
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Re: Dwight Discussion: Exclusive w/ Sam Amick (Pg. 922)

Postby LTLakerFan on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:58 pm

Ariza3 wrote:has that extra bounce in his step. looking better physically and his energy level is much better. hope it continues.

the league should look at the little short clip of all the fouls the bulls had on him that mostly went uncalled or unnoticed. noah was like grabbing his shoulder which is bad since its injured (not sure which one he was grabbing but if one than he would have the other with no call)


Very early in the game Noah wrapped up both his arms from behind as he was going up with his left, and clearly in the replay, not even slow motion, you could see Noah yank down extra hard on the right arm. Dirty play.....definitely trying to injure the shoulder.
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Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:41 am

^I know. Shame on the NBA for not using the refs to encourage ethical play that protects their players. Instead, the refs are too busy with keeping the game close, and propping up some of the star players so that they look like superstars.
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Postby wcsoldier81 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:41 am

He's definetely making improvements ... he seems fine with his role right now which is a great thing for our team ... constant whining from him and Pau cost us games earlier in the season
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Postby last stand on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:14 am

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Philly got screwed big time...Lakers and Orlando got good deals so far but Denver was the runaway winner of that blockbuster


not really. andre iguodala isn't doing anything spectacular for them. Denver would be around the same area with or without iggy. IMO Denver was set to explode regardless I think iggy just added to what was already inevitable. that team is 10 deep with starters
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Re: Dwight Discussion: Exclusive w/ Sam Amick (Pg. 922)

Postby therealdeal on Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:14 am

Battle Tested20 wrote:
The Rock wrote:He needs to play well in these road games coming up. vs Vucevic, vs Horford, vs Hibbert, all 3 are all star caliber centers, lets see how he does

:man10: first time I've heard Vucevic and all-star caliber in the same sentence. He's been playing great for the Magic, but idk about all-star level

Yeah it's one thing to put up those numbers on a bottom feeder, but All-Star level? I don't think so.

And I actually like the kid. He's carried my fantasy team on some nights.
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Postby John3:16 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:23 am

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