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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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 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.
Kobe Bryant’s Lakers Jerseys Retirement
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 . 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
Lakers Nation, It was a wild finish at The Staple Centers. Hope they learn from it. Every game the Lakers seem to give a 3 points at the end of the quarter included today. With 5 second on the clock a Memphis player took the ball from their back court dribble the ball all the way to the 3 point line unmolested with Randle retrieving instead of going toward the Guy shooting a 3 point wide open to score. At second to go all he can do is shoot it from far or the clock will run out . So why is Randle running away from him toward the Lakers rim instead going toward him. Didn’t make sense to me. Isn’t that just common sense? Aside of all those rookie mistakes, Let give applause to the young Lakers. They play a great game. Still a lot to learn. Lonzo you have yet to prove to be a good 3 point shooter so far in The NBA. With game on the Line. Can you please stop shooting air ball 3 pointers. Brandon Ingram, Lakers Overcome Lonzo Ball’s Shooting Struggles, Beat Grizzlies
Lakers Nation. We understand Ball is a rookie. But when you have been given the key to the best car in the NBA. I think Effort Should be a minimum you should give to the fans. They always say as the leader goes so goes the Rest of the team . Truly for 2 quarters Ball was just going thru the motion. I mean we are talking about zero points , no defense what so ever, no penetration I mean just passing it on the catch. We understand the talent is there but as a professional player you score zero points on a game, I think you need to start looking at the mirror. It is time to wake up and smell the coffee. He is Young, He will improve and I am confidant in that but we are just pushing for a better emotion. If we do not do it how will he knows. Over all we are satisfy with the team progress so far . The effort was there as usual specially from the bench The future look bright. Kuzma is a rookie as well . He was picked way down there. if he can bring it every night I think Lonzo can as well. May be the Lakers needs help from Daddy to push The envelop a little bit . I am sure he will listen to Daddy. How are you expect to score if you do not shoot. I wish They can eject Kobe’s Heart inside BAll. It is so sad that Larry Nance broke his hand. He is one fighter the Lakers have, This Is one of reason why I wanted him to play from the bench. Health issues.
Lonzo Ball held scoreless in Lakers’ loss to Blazers
Lakers Nation after all the pain we went thru already. We are talking about 4 years of pain . We were promised excitement this year not quitting on games , not laziness not fights arguments with players that resemble the last past years. You are playing at home leading by 17 points then you become lazy making dumb passes trying to become lonzo Ball out there with stupide passes. Against Toronto, I saw several times the Lakers on a fast break 3 on one and try a Lonzo Ball like pass that get stolen and going the other way. common man clearly common sense tells you when you are on a 3 to1 fast break you dribble the ball to the basket until that one defender commit then you have a choice to pass the ball to one of your 2 colleagues for an easy lay up instead they tried a long Lonzo Ball pass and loose the ball, That is dumb . They were leading by 17 points and let the game get away with stupidity , unforced errors then get lazy not going back on defense the coach upset put a bench of player on the floor on a winnable game at home that went 4 minutes without scoring a basket and you loose a . How is that going to make us the fans happy. When winning comes with difficulties , you should take advantage of all opportunities not let them slip thru yours fingers . At the end of the day we may wound up with the same 4 years bad team when we know the talent is there. Again all we are asking is excitement as promised. Is that too much to ask ? The talent is there . whereis the problem, I was so upset, I didn’t watch the Utah game. That how upset I was. I never missed a Laker’s game. Guys just give it all for your fans , We are not expecting you to make the playoff but if you do that will be a present surprise , certainly we are not asking you to go win a championship because we know with certainty that you will not.
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