Jerry Buss wrote:One of the biggest reasons I bought the Lakers was to beat the Celtics …..you just got it into your soul that you couldn't stand the Celtics anymore
Battle Tested20 wrote:I'm really glad someone made a thread like this with some optimism. Like I've said in another thread, next year will more than likely be painful, but now more than every with just Nash (not Howard now) on the books for 2014 we can really craft what we want.
Believe it or not 2006-2007 was a lot more bleak then where we are right now. Like Frank said, we will survive this and we will be stronger because of it. No matter how bad we are next year I'm not missing a single game just like always.
DarthRekal wrote:Kyrie Irving????? Yes Please!
Johnnyboy wrote:Lebron/Melo/Gay/lillard/uncle drew/drummond/john wall are all available next season. All this does is make Jim look bad and hopefully humble him up a bit. Good will come out of this. Watch and see my friends.
raviator wrote:Thing is, are the Lakers really going to be that bad? Looking at this from another perspective, we still have Gasol one the best skilled big men in the league, we have Nash albeit old when somewhat healthy is still a deadly pick and roll artist and shooter who knows how to take care of himself, and we'll have Kobe coming back sometime in November/December more determined than ever. Granted all three are coming off injury but with a whole summer to heal, who's to say this team won't make some noise? Yes we just lost Howard while a defensive monster, he's not a difference maker on the offensive end. Also we still have Hill-yes also coming off injury-plug him into the starting lineup and you still have rebounding, hustle and a measure of defense. I'm not saying this team is a championship team, not by any stretch, but if we recall last year we had quite possibly the worst injury riddle season in history and still squeaked into the 7th spot in the playoffs. Of course then the injuries came to a head and that's all she wrote.
With a training camp, a chance for guys to familiarize themselves with each other, and some injury free good fortune, I still have confidence this team can still compete at an elite level. Maybe I'm looking at this whole thing with a glass half full mentality maybe a little too much, but with the personnel we still have, I just don't see how this team is going to be as bad as what everyone is making them out to be. Then 2014 will hit and who knows.... My two cents anyway.
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