Lakers Nation: The Lakers have Kuzma, Lonzo, Ingram, Randal, Hart , Nance, Clarkson, to that add veteran like Lopez, pop. I mean it doesn’t make sense for them to be the last team in the league. The problem, not paying attention to the schedule. The attitude of it is ok to loose, Unnecessary conflict with players. Instead of playing your best players to start the game. You threaten players by keeping them on the bench talking about trades as the result the team lacks concentration. Listen to this kinds of records. The last in free throw shooting in the league . the only team under 70%. Last in 3 point shootings. haven’t won a game at home since nov4 loosing 9 in the row, that is simply incredible for a team trying to convince superstars to come play for them. where is your personal proud, were is the Lakers proud. Since when loosing has become some one proud. Just looking at the improvement Lonzo has made shooting 3 pointers. it goes to show you if you practice hard there will be improvement. People keep saying the Lakers practice their free throws. How hard for them to be that bad to the point where the coaching personnel didn’t notice to make them work even harder. They have finally put on the floor their stating best 5 players. look at how long it took them to do that. The line up I proposed from the start of the season. Now add Laval Ball in the mixt. a complete night mare.
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Lakers Nation as I said The Lakers deserve to loose. I see no concentration on the team and they simply can careless about loosing. The Coach and the management are on the same page so there is nothing to complain. If they do not care why should the fans care. If you cannot beat the last team in the West at Home, who can you beat. Everything is fine. Let just go thru the motion . This is the impression
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NBA News . We know from Fact that favoritism do existe in the NBA. Referees are Human Being and not perfect, A perfect example during the final last year Warriors Vs Cleveland. Game 4 of the NBA final represent one of the most obvious cheating, favoritism I have ever seen in any normal sport. For one Reason or the other that particular group of referees didn’t want Cleveland be beaten by 4 zero so did everything humanly possible to make sure Cleveland wins that game. On the first quarter alone they handed so many fouls to the warriors to an historical unexplainable distraction I have ever seen in my life and the all world knew without a doubt that was favoritism. Even the dumbest human being who never watch basketball could have seen it. Now that we have establish that the referees being Human Being does favors teams overs the others. Let look at the latest trend of cheating they have adopted to accomplish their task. Moving picks specially on the fourth quarter when the game is tight. We all know moving picks are one of those fouls that can be called any time they wishes. They can call it to any player at any times and they are very difficult to detect to come up with a positive answer one way or the other so I have noticed, it has become a weapon of choice. Let for example take last night game Portland Vs The Lakers on a tight game . How many times do they call it against the Lakers and how many times they call it against Portland at the most opportune time. That was ridiculous. The over time games Lakers golden State how many miss calls do the Referees made, That was alarming. To my recommendation I think the league watching the game on TV should come up with a way to override some of these obvious bad calls during games not when the game is already lost. they do not have to go on a TV set to review them. As the camera is showing them on TV they can just call them and tell them to change the obvious mistakes. It is really annoying to see teams loosing close games because of that. To the referees credit , Not all referees are bad. There is a hand full of them that are absolutely bad. The game Lakers, Houston was one of those games you can tell the referees were on the Lakers side . It is so hard to pay money to watch these games and you see all these obvious cheating going around and you seat there wondering. It is absolutely mind boggling having to watch it has a fan of basketball. You want the best team to win deserving so. Yet you have to deal with cheating , favoritism . I know it is a business but common you need to think about the fans too. Stop favoritism, stop obvious cheating
Tim Donaghy a pect example of cheating in the NBA . He is not the only one . He was Just caught.
The way you make a name for yourself in this league is to show toughness. The Kind of reputation Kobe had, What made him a great player a legend people will remember for ever. I saw Brandon Ingram seating on the bench and didn’t look sick. The reason given napping injury was the reason why he had to seat, Napping injury ?????? are you kidding me. After loosing 13 times against the Blazers with their best player out you think some one will use a brain to say we have a chance to win and break that strike so why not? Instead they choose to seat one of their best players for a reason call a napping injury. Man Oh Man that was really smart. In the process they lost the game 14 times in the row against Portland at home. it nice that all the games are close but loosing at this rate may make you look really bad at the end of the year. Can you believe how disastrous it will be if they do not beat last year record of I think 27 games. any body who want to join the Lakers will look at that and say well they just missed to win close game. Really??? As far as The referees are concern, It has been few games that has been questionable by the referee against the Lakers and Now it is time to ask the question to find out. Are the referee in the NBA against the Lakers? may be not all of them but hum there is some thing fishy things going on here. Julius Randel , What a wasted talent. He does things and you will seat there and wonder, what is wrong with him, The talent is there but man. How are the Lakers going to resolve their free throws Problems? It is really embarrassing to See the all team incapable of shooting free throws. These are professional players. all they do is play Basket ball and cannot learn to shoot free Throws. You start to wonder if they really practice hard I mean hard. May be they need to practice even harder clearly what ever they doing right now is simply not working . If I was a professional player and I socks that bad my teammate socks that bad. I would had been embarrassed. Their body language seem to indicate that they seem to be ok with it. Air balls are ok I guess. They seem to loose to ever short handed team.
When it doesn’t seem to matter , when it doesn’t seem right . The result becomes trade rumors
NBA trade rumors: Lakers looked into dealing Julius Randle to Mavericksors.
Lakers Nation < Kuzman is unbelievable good. He may one day turn out to be the Lakers best player and I will not be surprise, When is defense improve and likely to improve this guy will be some thing else. Man Lonzo is really struggling. The Lakers free throws left to be desire. Part of the reason why they loosing games. Way too many free throws missed. If you are the last in the NBA. If that is not enough motivation to worker harder and harder. Sorry you motivation factor may be a problem. The Lakers have so many good players. if they can only shoot free throws. This team will be scary in the future. If I was LeBron James and do not win a championship this year. I will really pay attention to this team. they are so young and can expend his career by a lot and win multiple championship even surpass Jordan 6 championship. Lakers news
Lakers Nation just another joyful day for the Lakers Nation and the Basketball world. Kobe Bryant two jerseys number 8 and 24 will be retired today starting at 530p. When you go back and realize how difficult it is to produce superstars in this league, You can only appreciate even more what Kobe Bryant has done for the Lakers. We can see some bright future in Ingram , Lonzo Ball may be Kuzma or the all young Lakers squad. Yet there is no guarantee they will reach the Kobe superstar stardom status. What reality is telling us up to now is the fact that we are receiving signal from left and right that may be soon the Lakers may return to their winning ways. Two of those signals are coming From Magic Johnson and LeBron James in particular , Two of the all time great as you can imagine have a hard time keeping secrets. As of right now , base on signals from both sides this is the way I am reading the situation. In the beginning of the year Magic Johnson seem quiet confident he can bring in two superstars players to the Lakers. With time it has been reduce to maybe one and we don’t have to use our max this year but next year instead. Well LeBron James Team without Tomas is doing great then add Thomas to that team, the chance of winning a championship becomes a reality. Now if he can win in Cleveland and become better than Michael Jordan why would he come to The Lakers? Wouldn’t make sense. Would It. in That case LeBron coming may be pushed back to one more year or two or probably never. Why would the Lakers accept a damage good in LeBron few year back. That is my read of the situation. On The other end Oklahoma continue to struggle and why would Paul George stay there? This is The way I am reading the situation. Now Let say LeBron continue to stay in Cleveland and do not win a Championship. LeBron would have missed the opportunity to take a struggling legendary franchise from bad to good if not excellent and win Championship from the west. To me it will take one more championship from a bad team on the West to a championship where as it may take two championships or even 3 to confirm him as better than Jordan. Winning 3 Championships in this league in the row will be a tall order.
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Free Throws, Free Throws should be the theme. They got away with bad free throws shooting today because they had a lead of 15 points on the fourth. It is not every game you are going to lead on the 4th by 15 points. Nevertheless let celebrate this win. I hope they continue to play well. Any thing wrong with Guzman? Since he was asked to concentrate on defense, He looked terrible out there. He looked slow out of shape and all of the above. I haven’t see him play that bad this year.
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I do not remember the last time a good team had the Bench outplaying the starters. Do you? The staring line up has basically 3 Players who cannot score Lonzo, Larry Nance and Lopez being on the funk because of being misused doesn’t help either. This is a Guy who used to score 20 points a game he has now become nothing but a 3 point shooter specialist with the Lakers. The biggest problem his 3 point scoring with the Lakers is so bad that it is not helping the team. A very poor rebounder for a big man slow at best and basically unable to keep up with a fast opposing big man. Add bad free throw shooting to the mix my goodness, Way to many dilemma to overcome. Do they really work hard on their throws? It remain to be seen. The team falls being right at the gate with a bad starting line up with 3 players who cannot score. The bench comes in takes the lead they put the starters back again, they loose the lead. Then suddenly disaster struck on the fourth quarter on a tide game. Lonzo comes in shoot air ball 3 pointers on a tide game the next thing you know they are down by 6 points. Instead of passing the ball to each other on the fourth , they become a one on one team. You cannot beat a team with 3 starts out who can you beat? You cannot beat Sacramento one of the worse team in the league who can you beat? you cannot beat the lowly clippers who can you beat, You tell me. Can’t you see that there is a problem Mr. Walton? continue to read.
Lakers Nation Ulis Of all people. Who is this guy. Being defended by Lonzo on the 4th quarter . He looks like a superstar with the same move over and over and scoring at will. on the other Lonzo no impact what so ever cant even score a layups. Man There is a lot of work to do here. the talent seem to be there thankfully but . There is a but there. so far some thing seem to be missing . we understand he is still a rookie,. But 29 % shooting? for a guard 50 % Free throws my goodness that is scary. How in the world you are going to put this guy on the floor on the 4th not being able to shoot free Throws. Man I have never heard of that before. He is going to have to practice hard every day to improve that. This cannot go on for ever. it will be a disaster For Magic and the Lakers. They did so well with Guzma. He may turn out to be their best player after all. When he decide to score. That guy is deadly. I do not know why he waited the second half to start doing it. Has far as Randle is concern I think They should trade him. He is not a consistent hard worker. I am sorry man
Lakers Nation . Against Boston the Lakers had an opportunity to steal that game. But came to loose the game . not ready to play the first two quarters as the result lost the game. Against Washington they didn’t even bother to show up and we can have an excuse for it. Young team not used to back to back. Then against the Bucks a team that played a night before was on the game for 3 quarters then went on a funk with 4 turn overs. I mean dumb turn overs. They didn’t even shoot the ball during those turn overs and most of them underneath the basket. They penetrate almost at the basket instead of shooting it , instead they try to pass it for a turn over. I can understand ball kuzma mistakes on those instance . This is their first year so i can understand that . But Clarkson, Randle who has been here for a while cannot determine a 3 second in the key , over dribbling, Moving picks . not paying attention to pick and roll . so sad to watch. These guys need to be toughed to play basketball. some one needs to watch video with them and tell them this is bad , please do not do it again that way. When you are on the road you cannot turn the ball over. You cannot come not ready to play. You must practice your free throw. every one who ever watch basketball knows that. It is sad to see them missing free throw after free throws on the road not ready to shoot them telling me they didn’t practice their free throws enough before coming to the game. and that is the coaching responsibility to make sure they practice enough , It is so stressful seating there and watching them make mistakes after mistakes after mistakes. Just unbelievable. Then to compensate from this, they have this issue with Randle that is being feed to the news every day . How can one player or the team for that matter concentrate with that ? Just way too much distraction. If you are not going to keep Randle do you have to let him know that every day and the man is trying to play basketball. Do we care listening to all these craps every day? of course no. we just want to watch basketball period. keep all those garbage to yourself . Can.t you learn to keep a secret. Haven’t you learn. You just got busted by the league for Paul George for not keeping your mouth shut and you have not yet to change. Every body is a rookie on that team. The players rookies, the coach rookies , management rookies. it is just incredible.
By the way Mr. Ball congratulation on your record breaking game. the youngest rookie with a triple double. I wished we could have sold it for a win. And i Am sure Lonzo would have agreed with me