A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances (PLAYOFF POLL!)

What will be the outcome of the Lakers vs Spurs series?

Lakers in 4
3
4%
Lakers in 5
2
2%
Lakers in 6
31
44%
Lakers in 7
9
12%
Spurs in 4
6
8%
Spurs in 5
8
11%
Spurs in 6
10
14%
Spurs in 7
1
1%
 
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A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances (PLAYOFF POLL!)

Postby GoldenKnight on Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:00 pm

Who would have thought? As it stands today, our Lakers are 15-17, good for 11th in the Western Conference & 2 games back from the playoffs (7th & 8th seed). Our season-long struggles seem to have no immunity, even with Nash back at the point.
My question to you all today is, realistically, how far can this team go in the playoffs...if we make the playoffs that is?
Do you see our team as a first round exit? Second round? WCF? Finals?
I want you to look at this team, not with your heart, but your non-bias & most realistic opinion.

How far can this team go this season, realistically?

UPDATE: WE ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS! We have taken the 7th seed & now are taking on the San Antonio Spurs! No Kobe, perhaps no Nash, what are our chances? Let me hear it fellas!
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby SK8 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:06 pm

I think it all depends on who will we play in first round....
If we can win, maybe we can build self confidence for longer run, but with this team, you can't even predict anything...
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby GoldenKnight on Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:11 pm

Uncle Drew wrote:I think it all depends on who will we play in first round....
If we can win, maybe we can build self confidence for longer run, but with this team, you can't even predict anything...


My thoughts exactly. I believe we can definitely compete given how much time there is from now until April. The thing is, I cannot put my finger on this team, I just can't. Whether we play the Bobcats, Raptors, Cavaliers Heat, Thunder, Clippers, etc I never know what to expect. This team lacks identity perhaps more than any other team I have ever seen. It is so hard to say we are winning this game or we are losing this game, that to me is extremely frustrating. You never know when the energy will be there.

Right now we are, at most, a 2nd round exit waiting to happen.
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby kenzo on Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:13 pm

Wher's the "non playoff team" option? :man3:
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby GoldenKnight on Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:17 pm

kenzo wrote:Wher's the "non playoff team" option? :man3:


Valid suggestion, has been added.
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby Azndude2190 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:20 pm

kenzo wrote:Wher's the "non playoff team" option? :man3:


At the end of the day, this team has Kobe Bean Bryant. If he could take a team full of scrubs to the playoffs he can definitely take this team to at least the 8th seed.
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby kenzo on Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:21 pm

GoldenKnight wrote:
kenzo wrote:Wher's the "non playoff team" option? :man3:


Valid suggestion, has been added.

How bad it is, that we even need an option like this :man6:
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby pound4pound1 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:25 pm

Azndude2190 wrote:
kenzo wrote:Wher's the "non playoff team" option? :man3:


At the end of the day, this team has Kobe Bean Bryant. If he could take a team full of scrubs to the playoffs he can definitely take this team to at least the 8th seed.



and that's why we will become the biggest punchline if/when we miss the playoffs


he can take Kwame and Smush but not Dwight and Nash?


right now, i dont see this team making the playoffs...for whatever reason, our [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] doesnt work and we [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] suck [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] right now
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby Center Court on Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:19 pm

OKC
Clips
SAS
GS
Memphis
Houston
Den
Portland
Minny
Utah
Lakers

not looking so good, but I do think we'll find a couple big stretchs that land us in the playoffs. Hopefully, GS plays out of their minds gets the 3rd seed and we get the 6.
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby dmaul on Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:22 pm

Not looking good. We'll have to expend so much energy just to get to the playoffs. With our old legs, won't have much left in the tank once we get there. We'll get run out of the building in the first round.
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby John3:16 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:25 pm

Doubt we make the playoffs. Hopefully this will bring change. Coach, PF, bench, etc.
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby scissors on Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:35 pm

The way the Lakers are playing right now, of course we won't make the playoffs. But there's no way this Lakers team is gonna keep playing this bad rest of the season. Once we are in the playoffs, I really like our chances going all the way to the finals.
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby GoldenChocobo on Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:38 pm

Do you realize the team can be 6 games under .500 within a week?
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby raviator on Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:05 pm

Azndude2190 wrote:
kenzo wrote:Wher's the "non playoff team" option? :man3:


At the end of the day, this team has Kobe Bean Bryant. If he could take a team full of scrubs to the playoffs he can definitely take this team to at least the 8th seed.


Of course they did have Phil Jackson coaching...
I think we can make the playoffs...barely, but the way this team is constructed their chances are slim and none and slim is about to leave the building. It's evident now a trade is needed and who needs to go. If we can get some pieces that will compete every night and give the effort needed, I'll like their chances better.
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby Ariza3 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:24 pm

45-37 same as '06
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:41 pm

50-32, 6th seed, championship.

Just second team ever to win the championship as the 6th seed. Other was 1995 Rockets.
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby JGC on Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:26 pm

Texas Lakers Fan wrote:50-32, 6th seed, championship.

Just second team ever to win the championship as the 6th seed. Other was 1995 Rockets.


Do you feel more or less confident in this prediction, than the one where you said 60 games no doubt? Haha.

What exactly makes you think this team is a contender? They have shown nothing to indicate they are, other than the names on the back of their jerseys.
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby khmrP on Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:28 pm

Azndude2190 wrote:
kenzo wrote:Wher's the "non playoff team" option? :man3:


At the end of the day, this team has Kobe Bean Bryant. If he could take a team full of scrubs to the playoffs he can definitely take this team to at least the 8th seed.


he was also alot younger then
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby JGC on Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:31 pm

Azndude2190 wrote:
kenzo wrote:Wher's the "non playoff team" option? :man3:


At the end of the day, this team has Kobe Bean Bryant. If he could take a team full of scrubs to the playoffs he can definitely take this team to at least the 8th seed.


You think Kobe can do this every year for the rest of his life? He's a fraction of his younger self which should tell you how ridiculously amazing he was then. Remember, he played defense then too.

I think sometimes, people live in the past a little too much.
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:39 pm

Texas Lakers Fan wrote:50-32, 6th seed, championship.

Just second team ever to win the championship as the 6th seed. Other was 1995 Rockets.


:man10:

A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances


Not the most optimistic and hopeful outcome you can conceive
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby JGC on Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:41 pm

JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote:
Texas Lakers Fan wrote:50-32, 6th seed, championship.

Just second team ever to win the championship as the 6th seed. Other was 1995 Rockets.


:man10:

A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances


Not the most optimistic and hopeful outcome you can conceive


To be fair to him, he adjusted his previous prediction of a 60-win season with no doubt in his mind.

I guess it's 10-game adjustments at a time =)
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby Weezy on Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:42 pm

Realistically, best case scenario IF the team starts to gel like NOW, 2nd round exit because it's too late to get good seeding. A miracle happens, we make the WCF and yet again lose to the Thunder (if that's even possible based on seeding and we don't see them in the 1st round).
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby abeer3 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:17 pm

i'll reserve judgment until after tomorrow's game. if this team can't show up to beat denver at home after they preened and pranced all over them last week, they lack heart, balls, or both, and i'll predict they miss the playoffs.

a win won't be diagnostic.
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby JGC on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:42 pm

abeer3 wrote:i'll reserve judgment until after tomorrow's game. if this team can't show up to beat denver at home after they preened and pranced all over them last week, they lack heart, balls, or both, and i'll predict they miss the playoffs.

a win won't be diagnostic.


One game determines everything huh?
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Re: A Realistic Look At Our Team's Chances

Postby khmrP on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:56 pm

JGC wrote:
abeer3 wrote:i'll reserve judgment until after tomorrow's game. if this team can't show up to beat denver at home after they preened and pranced all over them last week, they lack heart, balls, or both, and i'll predict they miss the playoffs.

a win won't be diagnostic.


One game determines everything huh?


yea I see people with this next game that next gamethen we see Phi game, Clev game, etc. gut check time blah blah, all these garbage cliches' same old results.
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