WMC 12/13: Mercy kill. (0-4)

Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby Nikez on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:34 pm

I don't get it. This team played so great that game we beat OKC and the following games, it looked like they really turned it around and figured out their identity, then they go back to playing awful again. This is painful.
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby SpencerHarrison on Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:38 pm

Nikez wrote:I don't get it. This team played so great that game we beat OKC and the following games, it looked like they really turned it around and figured out their identity, then they go back to playing awful again. This is painful.



In my opinion, Pau going down has a LOT to do with this. Kobe constantly maintained how crucial Pau was. I really notice his absence in execution situations offensively. The two man game he and Kobe had going was pretty tough to stop, and could generate half court offense at will. Defensively he's no monster, but he is a 7 footer. More importantly, it looked like D'Antoni had finally gotten the rotations the way he wanted, and things were flowing.

So... IMO, Pau going down is the reason for the recent regression. They'll figure it out again.
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby lakersfever on Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:46 pm

Bynum was and is still garbage. He couldn't play two games in a row without getting hurt. I miss Shaq and Ariza. :bang:
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:28 am

Since we are in the topic of missing guys, I miss a 35 year old Kareem. Imagine the damage he would cause in the league these days.
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:28 am

The Lakers are 25-29 at the break. Who/what is to blame? Here's how I dole out responsibility, blame pie style:

(In theory, the percentages should add up to 100, but if they don't I probably won't go back to re-work the numbers...)

So where does the blame lie?

48.5% - Injuries.

Somewhere, there's a parallel universe in which Howard's back wasn't an issue once the season started and his shoulder is fine, Nash never got that weird leg fracture nerve thing, Gasol's knees and feet are peachy, and Jordan Hill has two functioning hips. In that universe, maybe the Lakers aren't winning the West but they aren't 25-29.

18.5% - Psychology.

We all knew the Lakers could have some problems. Dwight and Kobe? Not necessarily the most natural pairing. Would all the egos fit? The thing supposed to keep everything in order was winning. On a successful team, nobody rocks the boat. This group was not equipped for losing. They reacted poorly to it, unable to wrap their collective heads around the idea of not being as good as they were supposed to be.

10% - Dwight Howard.

Our expectations for him were unfair. He was ready at Game 1, looked ok, and we expected him to be DWIGHT HOWARD. He wasn't capable of it, and meanwhile was supposed to erase every defensive mistake the team made. But he's been pouty, the effort has been inconsistent, and the buy-in lacking. And all of that stuff has cast a cloud over the team.

8.5% - Coaching.

Forget Phil Jackson. Mike D'Antoni shouldn't be the coach because Mike Brown shouldn't have been fired because he shouldn't have been hired. So start there. Regarding D'Antoni, he took over under tough circumstances and injuries have been a bear, but has struggled to set a consistent tone. He alienated Gasol in about six seconds, tried to do some square peg, round hole work with the roster, and so on.

10.0% - Gasol and Nash.

Injuries? Age? Poorly used? All of the above, probably. But the bottom line is that both guys haven't performed to expectations.

4.5% - Kobe.

He's never read Dwight particularly well, and as importantly early in the season he and others were talking D, but Kobe wasn't playing much of it. It was a real problem, and set a bad tone. Still, overall, he's shown a willingness to do whatever is necessary to keep the season on the rails. But it's impossible to absolve him of all blame for everything that has gone on. It is, after all, his team.

How do you divvy it up?



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On point... outside the 0.5% percentages but overall I agree with the explanations
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby odom1year on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:31 pm

Chris Paul is the new king of LA ! He's that good.
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:36 pm

odom1year wrote:Chris Paul is the new king of LA ! He's that good.


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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:44 pm

odom1year wrote:Chris Paul is the new king of LA ! He's that good.


I agree. Wait, how many championships does have again????
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby The Rock on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:46 pm

I was laughing at Chris Bosh all night :man10: :man10:

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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby Finwë on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:54 pm

^^ Was he drunk or stoned or something? He was hilarious to watch, made a bunch of weird faces and played a very weird game too.
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:56 pm

^^^I'm just glad he wasn't around any champagne bottles. They would have had to flip the All Star game onto HBO or an 18 and older website.
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby Jazzygirl205 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:35 pm

Doc Brown wrote:^^^I'm just glad he wasn't around any champagne bottles. They would have had to flip the All Star game onto HBO or an 18 and older website.


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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby Finwë on Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:43 pm

:man10:
"The first time I ever saw my uniform hanging in the locker I put it on right away, and it just felt like I was putting on golden armour. From that day forward, I just called it 'the golden armour', it just felt like there was something mystical and magical about it" - Kobe Bryant.
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby odom1year on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:07 am

dwighthowardsdad wrote:
odom1year wrote:Chris Paul is the new king of LA ! He's that good.


I agree. Wait, how many championships does have again????


My words are regarding to current season. You don't agree Paul is the best player in LA so far ?
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby SpencerHarrison on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:54 am

odom1year wrote:
dwighthowardsdad wrote:
odom1year wrote:Chris Paul is the new king of LA ! He's that good.


I agree. Wait, how many championships does have again????


My words are regarding to current season. You don't agree Paul is the best player in LA so far ?


No. Kobe is the best player in LA.
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:52 am

This season has really been about how deep rock bottom truly is. Every time we think we are there, something else happens to put us down even further. The passing of Doctor Buss is a massive blow to the entire city of LA and puts us at the lowest point we've been at all season.

This is truly one of the worst/unfortunate/bizarre seasons in Lakers history.

I'm still holding out hope the team can rally one more time and make a run to the playoffs and make some noise, because that's really the only thing that could save this season at this point. Just unreal how many bad things can happen in one season.
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby lakersfever on Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:08 am

Wow...I saw glimpses of CP3 and Kobe on the floor together and I have to say dayummm. The more I think about CP3, the more I dislike David Stern so I just stop thinking about it. :bang:
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby The Rock on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:00 pm

From a basketball decision making perspective I wonder what happens now. Will Jim relinquish the basketball control to Mitch to honor his dad or does Jim try even hard to exert his influence. The 3 man panel had a good checks/balances dynamic. Will be interesting how this goes
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:00 pm

Not gonna lie I'm very apprehensive about the future of the Lakers now that Buss is gone. This thing could turn disastrous if it's not handled right. I think a good start would be finishing off this season strong and making the playoffs
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby The Rock on Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:40 pm

Mitch's contract ends this summer apparently. Jim can get off to a proper start by re-signing him first
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:21 pm

If Mitch bolts, it's ELE... Simple Jim at the helm with the bartender, :man10:
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:37 am

Today has completely sucked. This season has been a massacre. I've checked out on the season; much like Dwight...
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:39 am

odom1year wrote:
dwighthowardsdad wrote:
odom1year wrote:Chris Paul is the new king of LA ! He's that good.


I agree. Wait, how many championships does have again????


My words are regarding to current season. You don't agree Paul is the best player in LA so far ?


Nope.
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby The Rock on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:36 pm

I have appendicitis. Headin to Hoag for surgery. Pray for me yall.
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Re: WMC 12/13: Clippers Kings of LA (25-29)

Postby Chillbongo on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:52 pm

Wishing for the best brother...you will be fine :jam2:
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