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lake24show
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Pelicans and knocks game just had an earthquake during it. Had to shut it down and delay it.

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Earthquake!!!!!!

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Lol, used to sleep thru most of them growing up.

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This is what happens when you pass a legend like Jerry West.

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BaadMaster
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OH NO! Lakers get fukced by Leonard. He was waiting to see if Clips could get a second star amd they got Paul George. SHEEEEEEEEET!

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Have to give West his props. Dam!!!!...and PG13 requested to be traded...wow!!!!

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Good! Lakers can now move on and has the money to execute their plan B. The basketball world will now see who really is the king of the hardcourt. Kawhi played a lousy deal with both the Lakers and Toronto while making these team his hostage, i pressumed he has made secret arrangement with the Clippers for another star and he let Toronto and Lakers wait until Clippers got the star Kawhi requested and made the announcement and turn these two into SUCKERS. Kawhi played it DIRTY and there is always KARMA to level the playing field.

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First- I never want to hear the league talking about tampering again.

Second- welcome aboard Danny Green!

Third- Build up the front court because the Clippers will shut us down on the wing.

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I wonder if the Lakes wished they would have hired Jerry West instead of Rob? I guess we will see what Rob can do now.

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Clearly he wants to go against Lebron. Let the games begin.

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The bad thing for the Lakes is that LebRon is old and cannot do what he used to do. I’m hearing that Rob is mad that Magic goofed up and couldn’t deliver on Kawhi, I guess we will see what Rob can put together now.

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mcbill wrote:
First- I never want to hear the league talking about tampering again.

Second- welcome aboard Danny Green!

Third- Build up the front court because the Clippers will shut us down on the wing.

Right? I mean, a player UNDER CONTRACT, not restricted or anything else, was convinced to LEAVE HIS TEAM by another player so the other player could be part of a better team. I mean c'mon Silver! If that isn't tampering I don't know what is. I am shocked OKC didn't cry foul. Except they got a ton of picks and knew PG wasn't happy. Also, he's been injury prone since he got there. So maybe they were happy the offer came up. Who knows. But still, on principle, the damn NBA should be seriously punishing KL and the Clips. That's big time BS.

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😂😂😂 Kawhi tampering??? You can’t tamper as a player!! And how are the Clips tampering by making a trade with the team?? 😂 There are some salty people on here!

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userpete1037 wrote:
Clearly he wants to go against Lebron. Let the games begin.

had we not messed up and signed LeBum, we could still have all our young players and Kawhi! What could’ve been.

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LeBron over Kawhi for me. Kawhi was never going to be first option here. LeBron is too good and don’t forget AD IS A GENERATIONAL TALENT

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Lakers FO did give a great shot by getting to 32mn in cap space and having the opportunity to bring in a max FA. It looks to me KL always wanted to pair up with a star be the alpha on the team. So, he had his eyes set on Clippers. We all thought it was Jimmy or KD but when they went in different direction, Lakers was the back-up option and he enticed the Lakers FO (Ramona seems to have said request was made to FO to delay AD trade). Still he wanted to be the alpha and was waiting to see what Clippers could do. That pushed for PG13 trade. PG13 is the guy who is aimless and wanted to be in OKC, now with LAC. He should be aware that LAC will trade him too in couple of years.

I think Lakers FO is moving on, bringing some good players out of the remaining best and this 2 yrs is definitely something. Plan for the next one. KL did what he was supposed to do but the way this was handled may have turned us off.

Two things are essential for Lakers now - build a winning culture again and dependable FO. Lakers have been lacking in both and as they say winning takes care of everything. So, this is the year, it will be a dog fight in the West but Go Lakers.

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Priester_bad_user wrote:
LeBron over Kawhi for me. Kawhi was never going to be first option here. LeBron is too good and don’t forget AD IS A GENERATIONAL TALENT

KAWHI is better right now! If you consider both offense and defense it’s not particularly close.

lake24show
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JJCali wrote:
😂😂😂 Kawhi tampering??? You can’t tamper as a player!! And how are the Clips tampering by making a trade with the team?? 😂 There are some salty people on here!

Right? Lol I mean don’t get me wrong I wanted KL here but now he’s not so let’s move on. And actually had the clippers not have been able to make that insane trade they just received sounded like KL was coming to us. So I give our FO credit. But sounded like Kawhi was a little upset about magic’s Conversation he had with him leaking which I was wondering when I was reading basically word for word what was being said. Magic just can’t help himself. But ultimately we will be ok.

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The Lakers should be happy they still got AD and LeBron James. Kawhi would have been the icing on the cake, but at the same time not sure if three alpha players would have worked. Lakers also getting Green who is a pretty good player. McGee will be rejoining the Lakers also.

I think Pelinka has done a great job so far. Just because he could not get Kawhi is nothing to throw back at him. You can blame Magic Johnson for a lot of the problems also. And it also is hard to compete with the old man Jerry West. I still can't believe how much Jerry West being that he bleeds purple and gold hates the Lakers now.

In a way this is good for Los Angeles because their will be more competition. Having a team that is top heavy sometimes comes under a lot of criticism by sports reporters. I could see that every day on sports stations criticism coming from Cain, Steven A and others. They kept pounding every day that it would be better for Kawhi to go to the Clippers to have more parity in the nba.

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So this is how I would do our starting lineup if it’s me.

PG: KCP

SG: Green

SF: Lebron

PF: Kuz

C: AD

In this lineup Lebron is actually PG but on defense he plays his natural position. KCP is athletic enough to keep up with other PG’s. The only lineup change that might happen would be switching McGee and Kuz. But I personally like this option because everybody on the floor can play defense and can knock down a 3.

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lake24show wrote:
So this is how I would do our starting lineup if it’s me.

PG: KCP

SG: Green

SF: Lebron

PF: Kuz

C: AD

In this lineup Lebron is actually PG but on defense he plays his natural position. KCP is athletic enough to keep up with other PG’s. The only lineup change that might happen would be switching McGee and Kuz. But I personally like this option because everybody on the floor can play defense and can knock down a 3.

I don't like KCP being the PG it ain't good even with Lebron being the point forward. Another floor general could ease him up

lake24show
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ralppcobarde wrote:
I don't like KCP being the PG it ain't good even with Lebron being the point forward. Another floor general could ease him up

I’m more so thinking for floor spacing not floor general. We could do rondo his 3 point shooting has gotten better but then u lose a lot defensively there in my opinion. That’s why I like KCP in that position because you get the defense and floor spacing in one.

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JJCali wrote:
had we not messed up and signed LeBum, we could still have all our young players and Kawhi! What could’ve been.

Probably....lol. Right now the Clips have the edge IMO on paper. The game still has to be played so it remains to be seen. I think the x-factor is going to be Kuz. If he comes into his own this season then I might have to re-think my assesment.

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I tell you one thing, Jerry West and that F.O. can sure keep their mouths shut because I don't think anyone saw that PG13 trade coming. Kawhi definitely knows he can trust them. Can't be mad at that.

lake24show
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It would be nice to get Iggy so that lebron doesn’t have to play as many minutes. That is one of the things that hurt the lakers most about Kawhi not coming here is lebron is gonna have to work harder and they were hoping to lighten his load a bit.

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userpete1037 wrote:
I tell you one thing, Jerry West and that F.O. can sure keep their mouths shut because I don't think anyone saw that PG13 trade coming. Kawhi definitely knows he can trust them. Can't be mad at that.

I’m not that shocked about the clippers keeping it quiet but how in the world did OKC side of it keep quiet? They had no motivation to keep their side of it quiet. Must have really wanted that haul they received. That’s a lot of picks. I wonder if they’re gonna try and unload Westbrook now.

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I see Jerry West all over this trade I would sign DeMarcus cousins

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lake24show wrote:
I’m not that shocked about the clippers keeping it quiet but how in the world did OKC side of it keep quiet? They had no motivation to keep their side of it quiet. Must have really wanted that haul they received. That’s a lot of picks. I wonder if they’re gonna try and unload Westbrook now.

Theyve used the entire situation as leverage to gather picks .highest bidder gets the player they want to secure Kawhi. It was smart, but they for sure going into full rebuilding route. There was no way they gonna win with Russ & PG. the writing was on the wall. With Blazers,jazz & rest of the west getting stronger.

The sad part was, OKC have been pain in the a** PG should have been here years ago and they played the part by delaying this to happen by risking and trading for him.

lake24show
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PG and Kawhi just wanted to go somewhere they can wear the jersey number they wanted to since there aren’t any retired jerseys there lol

lake24show
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I am actually pretty excited about our in city rivalry. This will be the first time we both have good teams at the same time.

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lake24show wrote:
I’m not that shocked about the clippers keeping it quiet but how in the world did OKC side of it keep quiet? They had no motivation to keep their side of it quiet. Must have really wanted that haul they received. That’s a lot of picks. I wonder if they’re gonna try and unload Westbrook now.

From what I've heard on ESPN, OKC was entertaining sending both Russ and PG13 to Toronto. Toronto just wouldn't do it with those salaries and they didn't want to give up Pascal as well. OKC was basically leveraging the Clips against Toronto or vice versa.

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userpete1037 wrote:
From what I've heard on ESPN, OKC was entertaining sending both Russ and PG13 to Toronto. Toronto just wouldn't do it with those salaries and they didn't want to give up Pascal as well. OKC was basically leveraging the Clips against Toronto or vice versa.

Hey it’s smart! It’s time the lakers get a high profile front office person! Players respect the big names and not only that they just get stuff done. Pay Presti that money!!

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I actually like LeBron and Davis better than Kawhi and George. We still have to finish that roster to keep our team better.

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rdg0917 wrote:
I actually like LeBron and Davis better than Kawhi and George. We still have to finish that roster to keep our team better.

I do too but only for a couple more years then lebron is downside of career. Plus their defensive backcourt is insane!! Beverly PG Kawhi?? Yikes but with the players we have so far and the coaches we have who are defensive specialists I have a feeling we will be a good defensive team as well. Plus I feel like this team will have their eye on the prize and are gonna be really hungry! So effort should be there for sure!

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I also like AD over Kawhi. AD a much taller player reminds me more of a KD type player is going to dominate. Clippers signing PG13 will definitely give them a sharp shooter from long range. But the Lakers should dominate on the paint. The addition of Green was a good move. Too bad the Grizz would not let Iggy go. He would have been a great addition. I also agree that the Lakers should sign KCP if he has not signed with anybody yet. He can spread the floor.

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Axle wrote:
I also like AD over Kawhi. AD a much taller player reminds me more of a KD type player is going to dominate. Clippers signing PG13 will definitely give them a sharp shooter from long range. But the Lakers should dominate on the paint. The addition of Green was a good move. Too bad the Grizz would not let Iggy go. He would have been a great addition. I also agree that the Lakers should sign KCP if he has not signed with anybody yet. He can spread the floor.

KCP already signed with us for 2 years 16 mil.

Axle
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Another player that signed with the Lakers is Cook who used to play with the Warriors

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I wish they would sign Cousins if he is still available.

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lake24show wrote:
Right? Lol I mean don’t get me wrong I wanted KL here but now he’s not so let’s move on. And actually had the clippers not have been able to make that insane trade they just received sounded like KL was coming to us. So I give our FO credit. But sounded like Kawhi was a little upset about magic’s Conversation he had with him leaking which I was wondering when I was reading basically word for word what was being said. Magic just can’t help himself. But ultimately we will be ok.

I said it right from the start. He was playing us. He was never coming here. It was always TO or the Clips. If the Clips didn't land a star he'd be in TO right now on a 1+1. He was never in play in Laker land. Just like every other major FA in the last several years. Laker hate is deep. Don't give the FO credit for being bamboozled. We should have known, given history, and gone for another signing, when KL hesitated. Went on his "the decision v3" tour. Screw that. I'd have said look if you have to think that hard about it, let's decide for you, we're moving on, good luck. Forced the issue. We didn't need him to be unstoppable. Any number of other top players we could have gotten would have accomplished that as well.

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should sign Cousins and rondo would make s smart move

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PurpNGoldcity
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They should sign cousins, Elfid Payton and also take a look at Kyle korver

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Payton signed with the Knicks

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rdg0917 wrote:
Payton signed with the Knicks

Than definitely bring back rondo

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Congrats Zubac!! You deserve it man!

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