"Everybody Knows That Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker."

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Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:42 am

Love-Embiid dream lives on :man1: :man10:
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:05 pm

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Love-Embiid dream lives on :man1: :man10:

I'm telling you, thats why I want. Love is a fantastic rebounder but never known for any defense. WIth Embiid we get great athleticism and an incredible shot blocking ability to help negate Love's weaknesses.
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Re: "Everybody Knows That Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker."

Postby Savory Griddles on Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:51 pm

Battle Tested20 wrote:
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Love-Embiid dream lives on :man1: :man10:

I'm telling you, thats why I want. Love is a fantastic rebounder but never known for any defense. WIth Embiid we get great athleticism and an incredible shot blocking ability to help negate Love's weaknesses.


I still think we are better off with a slasher/playmaker on the outside with Love. We can't have all our all-star talent in the bigs. Besides, the Embiid situation is eerily similar to the Olawakandi situation.
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Re: "Everybody Knows That Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker."

Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:13 pm

Savory Griddles wrote:
Battle Tested20 wrote:
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Love-Embiid dream lives on :man1: :man10:

I'm telling you, thats why I want. Love is a fantastic rebounder but never known for any defense. WIth Embiid we get great athleticism and an incredible shot blocking ability to help negate Love's weaknesses.


I still think we are better off with a slasher/playmaker on the outside with Love. We can't have all our all-star talent in the bigs. Besides, the Embiid situation is eerily similar to the Olawakandi situation.

yeah, I mean I won't be upset if we go with a slasher/playmaker, god know we need another consistent playmaker. either way I'm cool.
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Re: "Everybody Knows That Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker."

Postby the_Dude on Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:38 am

Love and Durant are already committed to USA basketball. Love is still young and can grow. He is even showing strong leadership this season and creating a strong presence in the locker room. It will be nice to keep a competitive voice once Kobe hangs it up. Think about a team built around Love. We will need a PG who can create and a center who can anchor the paint. The problem in Minny right now is that Pek is not even close to being that guy. Let Love do his thing. He is a rebounder and an offensive specialist who can shoot from anywhere. If we embrace that then we'll know how to build around Love.
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Postby Vito Andolini on Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:27 pm

By any means necessary. Get that guy to LA!
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Postby LAKEROC on Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:41 pm

I wish more than anything, they would just take Pau and their pick of the rest of what we have for Love, but not until after we've sucked enough to get Joel Embiid
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Postby themasterphil on Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:56 am

Well i would prefer to have Smart/Love combination instead Love/ Embiid. In my opinion its better to have outside-inside game then everything under the basket. I would be happy with Love and Hill under the basket. Hill can take dirty work inside while Love operate in his favorite spots. Smart and Love my God that would be crazy to have. And one reason more for Smart over Embiid. Lakers finally need to find top PG. I am really sick of these average PG or dinosaurs in our team. We need to end this ASAP.
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Postby LAKEROC on Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:20 am

^ Smart is good...no doubt about it. However, he doesn't scream "I'm a franchise player" like Embiid does. I would be fine with the Lakers taking Smart, assuming Dante Exum is off the board already.

I think Embiid and Exum would be the combo I would pair together. Too bad, we're not getting both.
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Postby halekulani on Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:54 am

embiid/love is ideal since love can stretch the floor
it also allows love to never contest shots and rebound hog while embiid picks up the slack
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Postby D.B. Cooper on Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:47 pm

Can't wear 42, he'd have to switch to 24.
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:54 pm

D.B. Cooper wrote:Can't wear 42, he'd have to switch to 24.


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Re: "Everybody Knows That Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker."

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:25 pm

D.B. Cooper wrote:Can't wear 42, he'd have to switch to 24.


He can switch to 82.

The number of games his a** better play in the regular season if he signs a big contract here.
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Re: "Everybody Knows That Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker."

Postby Furious D on Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:11 am

I have a feeling this thread will become the "The Official Kevin Love Discussion" in a few years....in the Lakers Discussion forum. :man1:
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Re: "Everybody Knows That Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker."

Postby Vasashi17 on Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:59 am

Per McMenamin

As far as auditions go, Kevin Love’s 22-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist triple-double in 29 minutes Friday was like a singer being sent straight through to Hollywood after he belted out his first note in front of the “American Idol” judges.

If Love wanted to make an impression on Los Angeles Lakers fans watching at home and simultaneously suffering through a 143-107 drubbing at the hands of his Minnesota Timberwolves, mission accomplished.

Now, if it was only that easy to get him actually relocated to Hollywood.

After the league endured the “Dwightmare” and “Melodrama,” get ready for “Lovesick.”

The six-year veteran, only 25 years old, is the apple of just about every team set to have cap space in the summer of 2015’s eye.

Love has one year left on his contract with the Wolves and by the time the regular season closes, will have gone 0-for-6 in making the postseason with the team that traded O.J. Mayo for him back on draft night in 2008.

Timberwolves president Flip Saunders will do everything he can to keep Love, who is fourth in the league in scoring at 26.3 points per game and third in rebounding at 12.6 per game this season. And Minnesota will have the advantage of being able to offer a five-year extension, versus a four-year deal from any other team.

But if Love makes it clear that he has no intention to re-up with the Wolves, Saunders will be forced to shop Love or risk seeing him walk for nothing in return.

Which is where the Lakers come in.

Love’s ties to L.A. are undeniable. He went to college at UCLA. His father, Stan, played for the Lakers -- and coincidentally was on the 1974-75 team, a.k.a. the worst team in Lakers history up until this season, so his son could help make up for that. And Love was born in Santa Monica, to boot.

“You know, my parents live there and they had me there,” Love said of L.A., after his Wolves beat the Lakers for the third time in four tries to win the season series Friday. “It’s not my fault. So, I don’t really care about that right now. I just go out there and play and don’t think about it.”

While Love downplayed his interest, the Lakers clearly could use a player of Love’s caliber to jump-start their rebuilding process. Especially with Kobe Bryant recently putting the screws to management to turn things around as soon as possible so he can contend for another championship in the twilight of his career.

ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported Friday the Lakers would be willing to trade their upcoming pick in the heralded NBA draft -- likely to be in the top half of the lottery -- to land Love.

While Minnesota could certainly decide to go that route and hit the restart button, there is no assurance that the Lakers are truly Love’s most desired destination.

A source familiar with Love’s thinking told ESPNLosAngeles.com that it’s not just L.A. that is appealing to Love; he’s enamored with the idea of being “big time in a big city,” and that list of potential places he’d seek includes New York and Chicago, as well.

Love himself told GQ in February that his situation in Minnesota might be better than L.A. could offer anyway.

“People think it’s so far-fetched that I would stay in Minnesota,” Love told the magazine. “And I’m not s------- on the Lakers, but we have the better team, the better foundation. I’m having fun.”

One member of the Lakers’ organization was plenty vocal about his lust for Love on Friday, however.

“Obviously, he’s one of the best players in the league,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said before the game. “He’s inside and out. He rebounds. The guy puts some unbelievable stats up, and he just comes at you. We had him in USA Basketball. He’s just a very great basketball player. And he can beat you all kinds of different ways.”

Love proved D’Antoni, who coached the 6-foot-10 forward during the 2012 Olympics in London, right on Friday.

You saw him throwing a touch pass over the outstretched hands of Jordan Hill inside to Nikola Pekovic for an easy score; flinging a 50-foot outlet pass like a Frisbee and finding Kevin Martin in stride for an uncontested layup; grabbing a defensive rebound to start the break, then filling the lane to receive the ball back and complete the transition opportunity with a two-handed flush; stepping outside to can a couple of 3-pointers, extending his NBA-best streak of consecutive games with at least two made 3-pointers to 19.

And all of that was in the first quarter.

It was suggested to D’Antoni that Love epitomizes what the coach wants out of a stretch four in his system, and D’Antoni -- clearly on the hot seat to return to L.A. next season -- argued that Love would work under any scheme.

“I would rephrase that and say everybody wants something like that. When you’re talking about one of the best players in the league, yeah, that makes sense,” D’Antoni said.

The coach went as far as to say that Love, who was fifth on Team USA in scoring at 11.6 points per game and first in rebounding at 7.6 boards per game, was the most important player on the roster.

“I just remember being on the bench; we couldn’t wait to get him in the game,” D’Antoni said. “So, he was complementary, just because of the names out there. But he played as well as anybody, and he was as instrumental in winning the gold medal as anybody.”

Love did everything he could to shield his hand Friday, looking down into his lap and never once looking up to make eye contact during 3 ½ minutes of postgame questions that were cut off by a Wolves staffer as soon as three consecutive questions involving the Lakers came up.

“It’s still nice to beat a team that’s been a heavyweight for a very long time,” said Love, before being asked about the “weird” state of the Lakers these days.

“It would be like the Spurs coming out and having a bad year,” Love said. “Stuff like that doesn’t happen. So, yeah, I guess it’s a little weird.”

But the Lakers interest in Love? That’s completely normal.

“The guy’s a very good player,” D’Antoni said. “Wherever he goes, he’s going to be good.”
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Re: "Everybody Knows That Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker."

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:08 am

:man10: He ain't Shaq but he'll be the biggest (figuratively) catch this franchise will get in nearly 20 years... Now to make him bite, after another dismal season.
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Re: "Everybody Knows That Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker."

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:16 am

Follow your father to the purple reign, Kevin

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Re: "Everybody Knows That Kevin Love Wants To Be A Laker."

Postby LTLakerFan on Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:14 am

Kobe in deep Darth voice, "Kevin I am your father, come over to the purple side" :man9:

OK. Yeah of course he has to Jedi mind trick him. The ages don't work. :man12:
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