10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby The Black Mamba on Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:53 am

1. The Great One coming to camp in pristine shape, with no visible injuries save for his retractable pinkie finger. Having just won a championship, Kobe comes to camp still giddy, with more wisdom muscle, and desire to win his 5th championship. I know this goes without saying, because Kobe is "The Great One, but words can't describe how it feels to see Kobe injury-free, and just doing his thing...(The league is going to be sorry once he's gone. I know he's not going anywhere anytime soon, but the Kobe-Haters just amaze me.)

2. Andrew Bynum comes to camp looking mean and burly after spending the summer in Dwight Howard's pool house. The summer days in Orlando along with the other-worldly training sessions with the modern day Juggernaut(Howard) have been good to Bynum. He comes to camp looking more chiseled than he ever has, and declaring that he will definitely be an all-star this upcoming season.

3. Pau Gasol fully recovered from his broken finger. While practicing with his native countrymen, Pau injured himself. The Lakers were pissed, and sent Gary Vitti to "check up on him". However Pau evokes a collective sigh of relief when he shows up fully healed and rested, and with a haircut.

4. Jordan Farmar comes to camp ready to take the next step. Like Neo being able to see all of the excess green-coding in the Matrix, Jordan finally "gets it". He storms into camp on a personal mission. He's in tip top shape, and even jokes around that he's going to start permanently by the end of training camp. After making his brazen proclamation, he winks at Phil Jackson with his left eye, and then winks at Derek Fisher with his right eye. The Great One smiles from ear to ear....

5. Phil is able to move about without resorting to some Stephen Hawking device. It's evident that Phil's motor skills are declining, however he musters the strength to walk unaided, and looks better than he has since the 2004 meltdown. About this summer he mentions spending quality time at Jeannie Buss' yoga parlor and discovering Pineapple Express has regenerative properties the likes of which he can't explain.

6. Ron Artest declares that for every home game he'll have an even more fantastic hair cut. For their Christmas game, he promises to have a brand new fade, complete with green & red hair and working Christmas lights.

7. Luke Walton is praised for honing his skills this summer. By a stroke of miracle, Luke Walton's jumper has become more consistent. At one point, he's seen drilling 15 straight 3 pointers. He then proceeds to beat Kobe in suicides and he even performs his own break dancing session while playing Afrika Baambaata's Planet Rock Album.

8. Adam Morrison arrives to camp with a whole different demeanor. Out of knowhere Adam starts playing "I'm Coming Out", by Diana Ross through his stereo. He tells Phil that this is the year he goes from a boy to a man...Phil nods in affirmation and then tells Adam to turn his G-d Dam---d music down so he can medidate.

9. Smush Parker received a mysterious invite to camp. When he arrives at the Lakers compound, he's greeted by non-other than the Great One. Shortly there-after, Smush is never seen again...Upon being investigated, Kobe pleads his infinite 5th amendment privilege.

10. Sasha comes to camp and tells the world that the "Machine is back". He insists that he's worked on his shooting all summer long. At one point in the interview, Sasha is called over by Phil Jackson, to which Sasha tells the media, "I'll be back..."
"That's what I'm talkin' about. You come into our house, you should get your behind kicked. You don't come into the OB playing that stuff....You can't come over to our place talking noise like that. You'll get your butt beat. I was about to go down the elevator to get in that thing....."

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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby Ramballa on Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:59 am

nice
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby MadMax on Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:03 am

Ramballa wrote:nice
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby Kush327 on Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:11 am

Most important thing for me is to see Bynum healthy.
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby therealdeal on Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:01 am

1. The team relaxed but focused.
2. Sasha refocused and confident.
3. Artest working to mesh with the team.
4. Bynum back and healthy as can be.
5. Shannon and Farmar pushing each other to be better.
6. Kobe rested and ready for a new season.
7. Pau healed up and ready to go.
8. Powell / Mbenga ready to step in and work their butts off in practice.
9. Phil healthy and focused on furthering himself even more from the pack in the record books.
10. The team back and willing to have fun. The pressure is on right now for them to succeed and step into the legendary door that is open to them.
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby TheOp on Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:39 pm

110 % focused on defense.

That is all.
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby jyoung4 on Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:48 pm

Mbenga gets a starting spot....
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby TT24 on Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:59 pm

1. Better defense
2. An improved Sasha
3. Jordy and Shannon pushing each other hard and making each other better
4. A well rested Kobe and Pau
5. Adam getting his confidence back and contributing in some way
6. Ron jelling as well as Pau did when he got to LA
7. A healthy and better Drew
8. Luke's improved shooting
9. Jordan and Lamar improving on freethrows
10. More hunger to win more rings
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby GNC on Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:31 pm

1. artest, kobe, gasol, odom, bynum photo
2. artest playing with teammates during practice
3. artest mean muggin
4. artest going wild
5. artest vs kobe in practice
6. artest and how he fits in
7. artest and how he energizes the team for a repeat
8. artest knocking sasha on his [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] for being annoying
9. artest meditating w/t phil
10. artest ( im excited to see artest :man10: )
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby lakerdynastyforever on Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:31 pm

Kush327 wrote:Most important thing for me is to see Bynum healthy.


Ditto.

I want to see the bounce in his legs. I'll be very worried if it isn't.
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby CarolinaLakerFan on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:26 pm

1. Kobe and Pau rested and healthy
2. Drew with improved strength, explosiveness and stamina
3.Shannon Brown with an automatic jumpshot
4. Ron Artest 10-15lbs. lighter
5. Healthy Phil Jackson
6. Can't think of anything else
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby MadMax on Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:33 pm

The Black Mamba wrote:6. Ron Artest declares that for every home game he'll have an even more fantastic hair cut. For their Christmas game, he promises to have a brand new fade, complete with green & red hair and working Christmas lights.


This is the only part I strongly disagree with. This is the Lakers. We don't need that gimmicky stuff.

I'm sure you were only being funny though.
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby blakeruns on Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:54 pm

Sasha's shot.
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby tha son on Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:46 pm

lol...last one's the most implausible...
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby Venomenon on Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:18 am

1. Andrew Bynum healthy with a mean demeanor and an improved post game.
2. A well-rested Kobe just enjoying his thing
3. Sasha Vujacic fighting for rotation minutes. That way he will compete.
4. Luke Walton improving his shot and making it consistent.
5. A more consistent shooter, more decisive, Shannon Brown at the PG
6. A stronger and healthier Pau Gasol
7. +5 to 10 lbs on Lamar Odom
8. -5 to 10 lbs on Ron Artest
9. A healthier Phil Jackson
10. A better Adam Morrison
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby lAKERfaNaticKID on Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:34 am

Andre bynum didn't train with howard during the off season.
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby The Black Mamba on Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:08 am

lAKERfaNaticKID wrote:Andre bynum didn't train with howard during the off season.


I just read the blog. It's all good though, I'm confident Bynum will be beating down on opposing centers
this upcoming year. Howard's still pissed the Lakers beat his Magic....that's all that is.
"That's what I'm talkin' about. You come into our house, you should get your behind kicked. You don't come into the OB playing that stuff....You can't come over to our place talking noise like that. You'll get your butt beat. I was about to go down the elevator to get in that thing....."

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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby bumrusherer on Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:00 pm

Health
Shannon Brown with a Chris Paul-esque handle

Are those 2 things too much to ask for??
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby gcclaker on Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:10 pm

Health for all concerned...at the start and at the end. The other thing is motivation to prove that last season was NOT a fluke.
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby The Black Mamba on Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:45 pm

gcclaker wrote:Health for all concerned...at the start and at the end. The other thing is motivation to prove that last season was NOT a fluke.


Someone plagiarized my post on the espn board.
"That's what I'm talkin' about. You come into our house, you should get your behind kicked. You don't come into the OB playing that stuff....You can't come over to our place talking noise like that. You'll get your butt beat. I was about to go down the elevator to get in that thing....."

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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby gcclaker on Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:02 pm

The Black Mamba wrote:
gcclaker wrote:Health for all concerned...at the start and at the end. The other thing is motivation to prove that last season was NOT a fluke.

Someone plagiarized my post on the ESPN board.


That is bizarre since I don't trawl the ESPN board. :man12:
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby UncLaker on Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:30 pm

The Black Mamba wrote:1. The Great One coming to camp in pristine shape, with no visible injuries save for his retractable pinkie finger. Having just won a championship, Kobe comes to camp still giddy, with more wisdom muscle, and desire to win his 5th championship. I know this goes without saying, because Kobe is "The Great One, but words can't describe how it feels to see Kobe injury-free, and just doing his thing...(The league is going to be sorry once he's gone. I know he's not going anywhere anytime soon, but the Kobe-Haters just amaze me.)

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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby davriver290 on Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:57 pm

I just want everyone healthy and ready to go. I really wanna see the Odom/Gasol and Bynum lineup soon. Just as an expierement. Just try it out, it'll only benefit just to expierement it a few games,.
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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby therealdeal on Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:11 pm

davriver290 wrote:I just want everyone healthy and ready to go. I really wanna see the Odom/Gasol and Bynum lineup soon. Just as an expierement. Just try it out, it'll only benefit just to expierement it a few games,.


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Re: 10 things you hope to see at the start training camp.

Postby thkthebest on Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:18 pm

Wait, they tried Odom/Gasol/Bynum? I thought we only tried Odom at SF back when Turiaf started.

Anyway, Phil probably knows what he's doing. I trust him if he thinks Odom at SF wouldn't work.
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