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.
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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.
Lonzo Ball Says He’s to Blame for Lakers Loss to Jazz After ‘2 Dumb Plays’
Lakers Nation I love Coach Luke Walton but What was that line up he put on the floor that went 4 minutes without scoring a Points on a tide game. By the time he put those who was supposed to be in the game on the fourth quarter 3 minutes before the end, the game was over. I like experimenting but common you have 82 games to experiment not when the game is so close. common man. I am happy the coach removed Lonzo Ball on the fourth. He was just too soft . and his passes were kind of lazy today and made quiet a few turnovers for that. Some of the Lakers thinks they are Lonzo Ball who can throw precise pass from the back court. A lot of them turn into turn overs when they could have simply run with ball to the basket and pass it need be when the defense commit. instead they try to throw it from far to make a 3 on 2 fast break a wasted opportunity. They are young those will improve with time.
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Lakers Nation . The Lakers were leading by 8 points with 32 second to go . Instead of running the clock down Ingram will take a bad shut early as the result Phoenix will score on the other side with free throw given for 3 points . Lopez will miss 1 free throw and score one . and Phoenix will score another 3 pointer to bring the score down to 2 points after Ingram miss one free throws and score one . The Lakers will commit a fool again to put them on the line Lucky they missed the first free Throws and the Lakers forget to box out the free throws shooter who almost tide the game before the clock run out. Those are the growing pain the Lakers Nation are going to have to live . I thought against the Clippers I saw Lonzo ball trying to help Ingram on the floor while the other team is scoring the other side on a 5 on 3 . Lonzo Play a great game. That Boy can score rebound and pass the ball . He almost had a triple double . He is going to be great. I do not know why he thinks he should only shoot 4 times while the team is loosing badly. I guess some one had to criticize him for playing bad for him to decide to prove people wrong. That boy is a teaser.
Ball’s second act is superb in Lakers’ win over Suns
Lakers Nation there is a big difference between showing off your nice work during the NBA time off . Those pictures makes them look in good shape but does it translate to the game it self . Watching that first game with the Clippers obviously not. For the past few years, the Lakers team has exchanged players years after years as the result it clearly shows a bunch of Guys with a lack of cohesiveness playing pick up games at Venice Beach with a relax Lonzo ball and a Randle who is not pleased with playing from the bench. Mr. Ball, Welcome where the big boys play. Pretty soon You are going to have to wake up and smell the coffee. At the end of the day , it is only a first game with a lot of learning. They need time and I hope unless they brings in 2 max players as promise, the team will need to concentrate on experience of playing together rather exchanging the all team every year except few young core. It takes a long time for a team to come together and exchanging them every year for the same quality doesn’t help that much as the result, Lonzo ball revolution will not happen overnight
Lakers Nation to start things off. there basically never been an argument involving a lot of people where 100 percent of the people will be on one side and zero percent on the other side . there will always be differences even when the matter is so obvious. so the way society separate winners from looser is by using percentage. So before we go any further let me remind you that a pole of these discussions were taken and it went in the favor of a championship 59 % with that clearly most people have chosen winning a championship a better choice.
Now let elaborate. The principal reason of having a league are to entertain, win a championship and eventually make money. Have you ever heard of those winning championships being criticize in a negative way for winning championships. the Horry of the world , the fisher of the world despite not being part of the all of fame all you here about theme is their nice resume of helping teams wins championships after championships taking those last shots when every body is preoccupy with all of famers and being successful at it. on the contrary all we hear about Malone , Barclay the all of famers that missing peace in their resume of not winning a championship. the negativity that comes with that is so out spoken by the all world there is no way a human being in that position cannot be tormented even if he doesn’t have to say it . We know it must be bothersome hearing it from so many people. as the result of that people have to go from team to team chasing that ring just to tell you the importance of it. We saw Barclay chase it, we saw Malone chase it but unfortunately it didn’t happened. We are seeing Kevin Duran chasing it , LeBron James names goes on and on and on . just to show you the importance of having it on your resume,. Do we see Horry or fisher crying around bagging to be put on a chosen all of famer list . no I do not think so. It just like having a lot of money and unable to find a true love . The J low , the holly Barry of the world with fame and Money and having difficulties finding true Loves when plainly of people with basically nothing are loved . That asterisk on your resume being criticized by the world who remind you of it time after time after time non stop till death. How in the world that can be enjoyable Mr. Marcellus Wiley Common man . Stop making unnecessary argument when it is so obvious