The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Battle Tested20 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:28 am

Kobe is optimistic.

If he was down, frustrated, and angry after last nights loss then I would be a little worried.
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Re: I have to Know....

Postby The Laker Link on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:37 am

puffyusaf#2 wrote:
therealdeal wrote:
TIME wrote:We already have an optimism thread and from your OP you already knew that.

Merging.

You merged a whole lot of pessimism into my glorious thread. :mad1:


Don't you feel violated


I wasn't trying to get these merged.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Punk-101 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:59 am

^^

two birds violated with one stone. Well done, TIME!
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:59 am

:man10:
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:09 am

I'm optimistic that TIME will get this situation under control. :man1:
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Re: I have to Know....

Postby TIME on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:48 am

therealdeal wrote:
TIME wrote:We already have an optimism thread and from your OP you already knew that.

Merging.

You merged a whole lot of pessimism into my glorious thread. :mad1:


So, you're pessimistic about the future of your optimism thread now?
Vitti uttered three words that surely applies to how Bryant made two free throws on one leg, walked off the court on his own and processed his rehabilitation plan amid the pain, frustration and tears.

“That’s really cool.”
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:59 am

No, I'm optimistic we can find a way to keep pessimism from infiltrating this sanctuary of optimistic ideology.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby TIME on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:01 am

So is the thread now half full of pessimism or only half full of optimism?
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:02 am

This thread is half full of jerks like you!
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby scissors on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:53 pm

We win tonight then my optimism level goes up to 7/10.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:55 pm

we won a road game
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:57 pm

Ugh... I'm too old and tired for games like this. Optimism- we won a game on the road.

But it's shaky optimism at best.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Weezy on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:00 pm

I'm happy with our offensive balance. I feel like we've been getting at least 4 or 5 guys in double figures every game the past 5 games. If Kobe doesn't HAVE to carry the scoring load and the entire team can share the scoring responsibilities that is a great thing. And yes, nice to finally get a win on the road again.
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Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:02 pm

therealdeal wrote:Ugh... I'm too old and tired for games like this. Optimism- we won a game on the road.

But it's shaky optimism at best.

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:03 pm

4-1 in our last 5. Should have won all 5, big win without D12.

If we continue with this 3:1 win/loss ratio, we will be in good shape.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:04 pm

Weezy wrote:I'm happy with our offensive balance. I feel like we've been getting at least 4 or 5 guys in double figures every game the past 5 games. If Kobe doesn't HAVE to carry the scoring load and the entire team can share the scoring responsibilities that is a great thing. And yes, nice to finally get a win on the road again.

for the most part, i like how our bench and role players have been coming along in this recent stretch.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby therealdeal on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:07 pm

lakersyunowin wrote:
therealdeal wrote:Ugh... I'm too old and tired for games like this. Optimism- we won a game on the road.

But it's shaky optimism at best.

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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:man10:

I'm tired man. Talk to me again tomorrow and maybe I'll feel better.

It's been a long day.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:46 pm

My optimism: We are learning how to "win" again. These team had lost all ideas of how to win games. Yes, they blew the 28 point lead but everyone knows most huge leads early go away. This Lakers team 1 month ago would of collapsed and we would tried to rely on Kobe to shoot us into the game. Last game I think we lost when Dwight went down and it sucked the wind out of our sails. This game we dealt with it and got the win. My optimism is increasing but I'll admit this win was only a tiny jump forward.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby revgen on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:25 pm

^Yep. We're getting better. Slowly but surly. The question is, do we have enough time to figure it out so that we can have the "swagger" and confidence to be champions this season? Hard to say at this point. Just cross our fingers and hope for the best.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Vasashi17 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:01 am

therealdeal wrote:
lakersyunowin wrote:
therealdeal wrote:Ugh... I'm too old and tired for games like this. Optimism- we won a game on the road.

But it's shaky optimism at best.

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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:man10:

I'm tired man. Talk to me again tomorrow and maybe I'll feel better.

It's been a long day.

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Rise, my apprentice! :man9:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby dj vitus on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:41 am

Yeah despite the blown big leads, at least we're HAVING big leads for once in this tumultuous season. So that's something to take away and build upon. :jam2:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby gcclaker on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:50 am

puffyusaf#2 wrote:My optimism: We are learning how to "win" again. These team had lost all ideas of how to win games.


My thoughts as well. Before when it is a close contest...they get confused and who is supposed to assert themselves other than 24. To top it off, others not 24 aren't sure how 24 would react.

puffyusaf#2 wrote:This Lakers team 1 month ago would of collapsed and we would tried to rely on Kobe to shoot us into the game.


Nah...THAT team would not have even been in the game or remain within reasonable striking distance only to wither away eventually to lose big.
Nor can the Lakers get blamed for always making the right decisions over decades. At some point its not just luck or "gamble", its superior management and superior ownership.
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:00 am

We won a game on the road. That will hopefully do wonders for us mentally. We even won without Dwight. As ugly as it may have been, it's a small hurdle that we needed to be overcome; now, that 1 is out of the way we can salvage the rest of this roadtrip and may have a winning record when it's all said & done.

Oh, yeah. After the Rockets play the Bobcats tonight, they have to play Golden State & Miami. They might lose 1 if not both; we could pickup a game or two...
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby dj vitus on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:32 pm

Papa John's, baby! :jam2:
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Re: The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

Postby Scnottaken on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:40 pm

Somewhat optimism: Losing these big leads might signal that the team's just getting bored and slacking off at the end. Bodes well for games against better teams, I guess.
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