How do the Spurs and Lakers measure up?

How do the Spurs and Lakers measure up?

Postby zetaw00d on Wed Jul 23, 2003 6:09 pm

Everyone automatically assumes the Lakers are suddenly unbeatable, but let's look at some facts before we decide not to play next season.

The Lakers are still the oldest of the contending teams in the West. Adding two players, one of whom is clearly at the end of his career (Karl Malone) and another who clearly has lost a step or two (Gary Payton), might may put fear into the hearts of the Grizzles, but I really doubt it scares the Spurs, Mavericks or Kings.

Since I am a Spurs fan, let's look at the matchups:

Tim Duncan vs. Karl Malone: When Utah played the Spurs, Karl stayed away from Tim because Tim ate his lunch every time. There is no way Malone can stop Duncan.

Tony Parker vs. Gary Payton: Le Petite Point ran circles around Payton -- until Payton ended up in the Eastern conference.

Rasho Nesterovic, Kevin Willis and Malik Rose against Shaquille O'Neal: If Shaq's feet hold up, it is no contest. He wins. If they don't, young legs will beat him down the court. Heck, even the 40-year-old Willis could outrun him this past season.

Bruce Bowen and Manu Ginobili vs. Kobe Bryant: Nobody stops Kobe, but these two guys annoy the heck out of him and make him work harder than anyone else.

There is no sense talking about the three spot. Whoever the Spurs have is better than Devean George, and Rick Fox is becoming more and more of a non-factor every year.

Bench vs. bench: The Lakers have no bench, so the Spurs have the advantage.

Intangibles: If the Lakers hit a rough spot, watch for the egos to take over.


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If he believes all this then he will be heart broken!!!! The spurs havent really gotten better!!! They basiclly have the same team other then Robinson, maybe Horry and Rasho. Ohh they lost Speedy too!!! "RASHO AINT NO ROBINSON"
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Postby Andrew Evenstar on Wed Jul 23, 2003 9:32 pm

yeah we'll see what happens when the games start... :jam2:
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Postby LaKeRsDyNaStY on Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:15 pm

biased review -_-
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Postby SWOL on Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:20 pm

i cant believe a reputable publication like the sporting news put out that piece of crap :freak2:
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Postby JSM on Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:14 pm

the haters population is growing, even among those from reputable sources
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Postby Kobe_One_Kenobi_8 on Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:16 pm

I just lost respect for the Sporting News.

That review is GARBAGE!!!! :mad1:
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Postby zetaw00d on Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:23 pm

This is the same sporting news that posted that Craig Kilborn [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.]!!!


http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/article ... 79024.html
The Lakers? Purely unlovable

They also posted that [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] by Kilborn!!!! The sporting news rides the coat tails of the lakers when they are winnning and talks [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] when they are not!!!! Sporting news are the biggest bandwagon!!!!
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Postby SWOL on Thu Jul 24, 2003 12:39 am

sporting news = piece of crap
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Postby echo nation on Thu Jul 24, 2003 3:29 am

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

that article was funny!

o what?

he was serious?

stupid... he's so stupid

i'll agree with SOME stuff he said, but not all

cant blame him tho.. he's a spurs fan.. they need to keep optimistic somehow... even if only in fantasy
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