NBA Execs Overlook New-look Lakers: Haters Gonna Hate

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lakeshowsd
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/gabezaldivar/2019/07/25/nba-experts-overl ook-lebrons-new-look-lakers/#2c4d3a0d3b54 Apparently, NBA experts aren't all too impressed with the new-look Lakers. I understand the skepticism to a degree because the Lakers have hardly been the model franchise for front office stability since the great and beloved Dr. Jerry Buss passed away in 2013, but it's interesting to discover that some "experts" are downplaying the gains the Lakers have made and refusing to place them amongst the favorites to take the west. Naturally, there are some big question marks in terms of player age, ability to stay healthy, coaching, and team chemistry, but let's be honest, what team doesn't have some....

lakerdudeinindy
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I agree. And I hope the Lakers remain a quiet "underdog" amidst the noise and attention other teams are getting. Mostly psyched about them beating the Clippers a lot this year.

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lakerdudeinindy wrote:
I agree. And I hope the Lakers remain a quiet "underdog" amidst the noise and attention other teams are getting. Mostly psyched about them beating the Clippers a lot this year.

Fo sho. Those Clippers VS Lakers games are going to be LIVE! Playoff atmosphere.

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These mofos (haters and ESPN hacks ) are miffed that AD forced a trade after 7 miserable years in a pathetic situation. AD gave those losers ample opportunities to build a favorable situation/ contending team, but they were obviously intent on cutting corners.

These pregnant penguins said nothing about PG, Russ and even Kawhi forcing trades. The PG situation is ridiculous since he bolted out within one year into his new 4 yr contract, after claiming allegiance for life. Lol. Oh btw, he bailed out on Indy as well. Just blatant hating. Purple and gold royalty is undefeated. We have the most dynamic duo in basketball and Lebron’s redemption year is going to be nuclear. Unless someone emphatically knocks him out, he’s still the numero uno ticket.

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I've always liked your opinions Lakeshowsd. I feel the same way. We have a championship roster and feel we are the team to beat. We have to wait and see what's going to happen, but I like our chances and am looking forward to this upcoming season. I can't wait, its going to be fun to watch

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I really want to see how Cousins come in. If he's back to at least 85% of what he used to be, goodnight Irene.....lol.

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What’s this? Lebron copy cat? Lol

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WTF!!!!

Shepherd
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Yeah I wonder if he's going to join dad, eventually to take over. And also wonder if the Lakers will replace him. Maybe that will be Rambis' new job, or one of them lol...

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^^^

I sure believe he will...….

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kkennon1 wrote:
WTF!!!!

Seen that. Curious, as everyone else is as to what happened and why? But, his last name is West and lately with this organization, I am surprised he hadn't left awhile ago. Hope he lands in a good place to showcase his talents.

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Laker hate is palpable around the country (along with Dodgers btw). But every time you see a road game, half the other arena is wearing p+g. Maybe that's what pisses the road fans off. As for ESPN et al, they always hated on the Lakers. The evil 4 letter. And they're based in LA! Probably just to stir up controversy/ratings. Who knows.

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This has to be photoshopped, no way. Lol

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kkennon1 wrote:
This has to be photoshopped, no way. Lol

Whoaaaa!!!!!.......lol.

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So he like doubled his size in a few months? LOL. Have to hope there is no drug testing this season.

Plus, getting swoll doesn't make you a better player . Rather see video of him shooting baskets Wink

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Please let this not be true!!!

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Ain't nothing we can do about that......This team needs to get ready period. The battle for the West will be a war....lol.

FrankBecerra
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Dwight said that winning the west will be a lot easier since he boarded the Lakes

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If Dwight finally gets his head screwed on right, and avoids injury, what he can bring to the table is amazing. Get a load of this:

Howard is an eight-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA Team honoree, five-time All-Defensive Team member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year.

Even at 80%, he could be quite formidable.

FrankBecerra
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Howard said he is going to dominate at center like he never has before. He’s going to be so furious that the Lakes will wonder why they let him go the first time around. He’s planning at being so overpowering that LeBRon will be scared to even look at the paint let alone attempt one of his drives to the rack.

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DH39 can say what he wants. It's all talk/bravado until he proves it. I'd rather see less ego, and more commitment and showing of skills. Shut up and show me what you got DH. And not just solo slam dunks on Venice Beach.

And yeah if Iggy fgoes to the Clips, that will royally suck. And I'd have to wonder about collusion in that case. But rumors about eh Clips are overblown imo. Since Memphis has shown no inclination to buy out Iggy so far at all.

https://www.silverscreenandroll.com/201 ... nba-rumors

The DWade idea is interesting. But as a bench role player only. If they trade KCP/Rondo mid season for example. Lots of variables there. Who knows. I was always a D Wade fan, skills wise. But did NOT like his attitude when he was with LBJ in Miami. They were wayyyyyy too cocky together. And if you remember that incident with Wade laughs and sneers during that one interview. It was flat out punk azz. SO we'll see how the year progresses. The team isn't finished. It's a work in progress. But I doubt they make any more moves this offseason, unless Iggy pops up.

FrankBecerra
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Howard said that he’s going to take the opposing players to school just like he took the babe in the Venice video to school. He said that she didn’t have any chance of stopping him and neither will the other teams.

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https://lakeshowlife.com/2019/09/16/los ... rs-roster/

This guy writes on a Lakers page?


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