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A Lakers Blog. Thoughts, reflections, and the odd rant on the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA (even the Clippers).



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By: Stephen

Sat, 24 May 2008 19:24:32 +0000

123, Re your wrinkle #3. Saw Adelman use the same play against Utah this yr. Resulted in some good looks,but few points. Another more successful tactic I've seen used more frequently by coaches this yr is stationing good passing SG/SF on wing and having 2 players cut past pick on opposite elbow. Quite often second cutter is left wide open diving to hoop. Few times help defender abandons first cutter to pick up second,leaving first a nice open baseline shot.



By: exhelodrvr

Sat, 24 May 2008 15:57:41 +0000

namo, Wilkes was good, but he wasn't sensational, and he wasn't at the level he would be with the Lakers. They also had Phil Smith as a solid sixth man. But Barry was the only All-Star level player.



By: namotuman

Sat, 24 May 2008 15:02:31 +0000

rick barry had a sensational rookie (i believe it was his rookie year) in keith, later changed to jamal, "the silk" wilkes.....he was huge for that team.....



By: nomuskles

Sat, 24 May 2008 14:50:12 +0000

Ball Don't Lie linked to another viral marketing video featuring Kobe. http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/YouTube-of-the-Night-Kobe-and-the-Jackass-crew?urn=nba,84190



By: exhelodrvr

Sat, 24 May 2008 14:37:34 +0000

118) Snoopy, "Hakeem is still the only player in NBA history to take a bunch of scrubs to the Finals and win (in 94). " Rick Barry with the '75 Warriors.



By: Emma

Sat, 24 May 2008 11:38:38 +0000

Just put the Peter Mehlman (never heard of him before tonight) thing on YouTube -- funny, because I did it before I read your comment, Snoopy2006. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23avVB3zGGI



By: drrayeye

Sat, 24 May 2008 09:58:07 +0000

Pop is learning first hand what Sloan could have told him--and he probably feared as much: you can't stop them all, so you need more than defense. In game 2, they held Kobe in check without fouling. They held Gasol to 10 points and only 7 rebounds-and Sasha to 1-5 from the 3--and 7 points. But Lamar got 20 and Jordan got 14--Fisher got 11 to get the ball rolling--that's 45 when they might have expected 20. On offense, none of the Spurs big 3 had a big scoring game: 13 (Parker), 12 (Duncan), and 7 (Genobili)= 32 where they might have expected 60. So they lost by 30 (sigh). Pop feels sick enough to throw up and have diarheea at the same time--losing at both ends. What will make him feel better? Pop wouldn't be Pop if he didn't believe he could knock at least 10 points from the Lakers game 2 score--starting with Lamar, and continuing with Derek/Jordan. But that leads to a need for an extra 20. More than half of that could come from a higher 3 point percentage (from 6-23 to 10-23)--that goes with "home cooking." Ten more could come from Timmy, who may be carrying his immitation of Shaq a bit too far (even Shaq doesn't miss all of his free throws). Separation comes from the Frenchman--who gets better balance from his inside and outside shots. Manu may get some rest in game 3. Then, there is the tactic of disqualifying certain Laker players through fouls, suspensions, loose elbows, or inadvertant shoves--Phoenix could tell you stories . . . . Sasha recovered from two mysterious blows in Staples without even sitting down, but can he survive in the Alamodome?



By: lakerfan101

Sat, 24 May 2008 09:38:53 +0000

Well I don't know about all of you but one of the "opposing websites" is like far out in left field to me. I had uncontrolable laughter with some of the comments left by Laker fans



By: Kaifa

Sat, 24 May 2008 09:04:08 +0000

Couldn't watch the game unfortunately (so I don't know if this was shown on the broadcast), but found this great video evidence of Ronny'S singing skills on NBA.com'S best wireless: http://broadband.nba.com/cc/playa.php?content=video&url=http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/nba/nbacom/originals/bestofwireless_friday_080523.asx&video=blank&nbasite=nba



By: mike

Sat, 24 May 2008 09:01:04 +0000

About the Doyle article, as a Laker fan I actually don't think Doyle is really off on what he says, he wrote the article in a way to cause emotion but Gasol isn't a power player, he is a finesse guy more then a power guy, i am not saying that is bad, he is really good at what he does, but he isn't going to take hard fouls and finish with a lot of authority. He is the perfect role player for this team a long with Odom but like he said Gasol is about as much of a superstar as Odom is. Gasol is much better than Kwame and Gasol can play at an All-star level on a good team but he is borderline All-star, not superstar, there is a distinction. I wouldn't say he is the best at his position (either C or PF) but he does what he does very well and on the right team it makes him great but with the team relying on him to do the work I think he isn't a Superstar but I wouldn't say many people are in this league, (Jerry West said in an interview that he believes there are no more than 5 superstars in the league and I agree). Like J.D. Hastings said the article is really just pointless more than anything, he has been on only one allstar team but he is a great player, as much a superstar as a player that sucks. Also he isn't a tough player he has garnett numbers but they have different games, just like Bynum and him are very different players.