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

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Postby Chillbongo on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:30 pm

I have not been that excited through a Laker game in a while. What a great display. If that's any indication of how we can play, I'm stoked.

Is it just me or did our defense actually look good? :freak2:
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Postby LooN3y on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:31 pm

where can i watch post game interviews?
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Postby dj vitus on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:33 pm

41 points in the 4th quarter. 18 offensive rebounds. WOW.
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Postby crampledkid on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:37 pm

Chemistry plus enough talent.
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Postby Vasashi17 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:42 pm

Can't take away the emphasis of how much effort we played with tonight. We hung with the Clips and then eClipsed them in the 4th. I still think we are playing the wrong way, but I totally dig and appreciate the effort that is shown out there. The Lakers wanted it more and it showed...

That being said, the Clips played just as bad. I'm not sure if it will ever come to a Kobe vs Dwight scenario, but I can see CP3 losing patience in Blake. Dwight and Blake are cut from the same cloth....both can do the SportsCenter razzle dazzle, but are fundamentally flawed. Having those championship expectations, could be pretty heavy on Griffin and just like Dwight, he could buckle under the pressure of it.
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Postby gcclaker on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:46 pm

^Reggie Miller made a telling comment late in the fourth after Griffin lost the ball on a post up move about how the Kia spokesman looked like he did not work on his game.
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Postby Ariza3 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:48 pm

great chemistry and guys playing with passion and heart. LA natives being back and wanting to be here. young guys who can run and play both ends with a ton of energy and fire. great to see. dont expect these games everytime from the bench...but it was fun to see against the clippers esp after the banner thing
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Postby Lakerjones on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:49 pm

gcclaker wrote:^Reggie Miller made a telling comment late in the fourth after Griffin lost the ball on a post up move about how the Kia spokesman looked like he did not work on his game.


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Postby LOSLAKERS on Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:15 am

Great victory for team morale!

Super excited for the season, especially Kobe's return :jam2:
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Postby kobe2413 on Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:32 am

Wow great win vs the flopers!!
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Postby lakerfan2 on Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:51 am

Random fact: During Kobe's tenure with the Lakers, they are 5-0 in season openers when he sat out. :man10:
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Postby therealdeal on Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:53 am

*sniff* *sigh*

What a beautiful morning.

I don't know if you guys realize this... but the Lakers left their bench unit in against what has been touted as the strongest team in the Western Conference. We left our rag-tag group of misfits in there against them and WON.

Not only did we win, but we blew them out and made them look like a sorry bunch of losers. Farmar played Chris Paul to a stand still and Xavier Henry outproduced Jamaal Crawford down the stretch. Jordan Hill and Wesley Johnson defended well inside and rebounded GREAT.

The haters can all say "oh this is just one game" but guess what? The Lakers lost last season to the Dallas Mavericks on opening night in much the same fashion. It was an embarrassment. It was an omen. This is absolutely no different. You can put spray all the deodorizing bathroom spray you want, but the **** team across the hall still smells like losers.
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Postby Chillbongo on Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:23 am

therealdeal wrote:*sniff* *sigh*

What a beautiful morning.

Indeed.

And,

You can put spray all the deodorizing bathroom spray you want, but the **** team across the hall still smells like losers.


most definitely. :jam2:

I am irrationally happy about last night and real's post.
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Postby therealdeal on Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:43 am

:jam2: :bow:

I am too. I don't care what any of the heads say about how it's only one game. One game got us in the playoffs last season. The Clippers should be concerned and we should be happy with the outcome.
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Postby lakerfan2 on Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:23 am

This will be my favorite game of the year.

Unless you know, Kobe dunks on Howard...again.
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Postby CaCHooKa Man on Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:58 pm

well at least they won the 4th quarter 31-29
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Postby raviator on Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:14 pm

Well in two games we've seen this team at its beast and at its worst. I think if they can find a happy medium and stay consistent with that, they might be alright this season.
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Postby Rooscooter on Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:19 pm

Of our new younger guys Henry looks to have some real potential. He's got a balanced game. He's got some fire and he's not afraid to play on the road.

The others are what they always have been it seems.
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Postby GoldenKnight on Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:48 pm

Bounceback game vs the Spurs & Hawks! :jam2: 3-1 SON!!!
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Postby therealdeal on Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:35 am

:man10:

I forgot how quickly the sky falls during the season.

These young guys went from solid young prospects to duds in only one game! Look, there's not much to be excited about from last night's game. I understand that. It was disappointing. But the Warriors are a quality team that plays GREAT at home. They're deep, they're athletic, and more importantly they're the best shooting team in the league. Last night they flexed that muscle a little bit.

Optimism: we're a young team that's dependent on young players. No, we're not dependent on Gasol or Kaman or Nash anymore. We're dependent on Farmar, Henry, Nick Young, and to a lesser extent Williams, Hill, and Johnson. The first three have the ability to create for themselves and others, the rest don't. When they can't do it, we're screwed. When they can't match the energy from the opposing team (or exceed it), we lose.

Understanding that it's easy to see how a young team would get blown out on the road against a good opponent. I know things will be different when they play in Staples.
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Postby Lakerjones on Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:24 pm

That win over the Paper Clips was pretty glorious! I loved that and it was a terrific way to start the season. I don't expect much of anything out of this squad (maybe end the year over .500, but just as likely, maybe not), but I do hope we play the role of surprise spoilers some more. I'd love some unlikely wins over say Houston! A couple more over the Paper Clips. Maybe even one on the CHEAT.
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Postby Rooscooter on Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:23 pm

I think finding even one player to develop out of the ones we signed this offseason was optimistic.... especially given what we paid for them. Henry looks like he could be here a while. Young and Johnson are no better in two games + the preseason than they have been in the past. Frankly neither has even met their past levels of play so far.

Farmar really isn't a "young guy" anymore but he looks to have matured quite a bit as well. If he and Henry are able to make it through this upcoming offseason as Lakers I would be happy.
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Postby wcsoldier81 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:30 pm

TP9 is optimistic for us

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Postby borri on Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:31 pm

Wiggins?
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Postby kenzo on Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:03 am

Well... maybe Kobe can take a year off after all...
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