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.
Lakers Nation if they cannot get it on the weak east, How are they going to get it on the hard west with Golden States looking stronger? with all indication showing even King James is about to arrive the following year. The Man who prevented them from winning for years. But there is a way. So let put it to work. the only way out Will be To Team up With King James in his rumored Kingdome to come that happened to be the Lakers. On The March to victory, Magic Johnson as his name may indicate and Rob Pelinka are hard at work trying to facilitate the transition. There is a Plan and you can see it coming. let put it to work. Imagine a team of Lonzo Ball, Imgram, two Promising talent, Lopez if you can convince him to take less money to win , Zubac, Larry Nance, Guzman if it can translate to the NBA, Jordan, kcp if willing to take less to win. I have not yet to mention Randle and company with the flexibility to trade Randle and Jordan for a even better fit. Then to that add LeBron James and Paul George. You Can easily wind up with the best fit team the NBA has never assemble. Just Imagine what LeBron James has done with Irving, Love And a bench of you know what? Imagine then what he can do with Paul George, Lonzo Ball, Imgram, Lopez, Guzman, Zubac, KCP ect….
Lakers Nation. Lonzo Ball warring a Nike shoes Didn’t Score a Point in The first quarter but dished 6 assists, Looks like Magic Johnson signature all over the place dish first and score when needed. Then he Went on a rampage on The second half to drop 28 points to almost single handily bring the Lakers back from 15 down to a one point victory with Lebron James on the stand watching, is that recruiting or what? what do you think. I think it was both Recruiting and Nike. Continue to read
Lakers Nation, It is not about trading D Angelo but About Trading D Angelo for a better player or at least for an equal value. I have a hard time understanding how a number 27 pic could serve the Lakers better than the number 2 pic. people keep saying the reason was to get rid of the Lakers Hughes contract mistake of Mozgov. The only problem with this trade they took the 22 million contract from the Nets in Brook Lopez which is more than the mozgov contract if you look at it on a one year basis. Meaning they probably are going to keep him for one year and let him go or resign him for a contract more than 22 million I suspect. He may be an upgrade but what good does it do the Lakers if he is not going to be here next year. Mozgov deal was 16million. so in other words you will probably let him walk unless you willing to pay another big contract to some one that never made the Net anything but the last team in the league. do not expect him to make the Lakers a playoff team. at the end of the day the Lakers has traded D Angele for a number 27 pic. that is horrible when the could have waited until next year to do so. He basically gave the Angelo for nothing. I wanted to see how the team of Ingram, D Angelo, ball Julius Randle would have performed now It will never happened. How Sad. 3 number 2 players is now down to two almost to one had the reported king trade refused by the king was accepted. I have a hard time understanding the chance of a number 27 outperforming the number 2. The Problem with the Jordan and the Magic of the world, They want to see players becoming Like them on the first Draft any thing less than that is a failure and should not be kept. I wont be surprise if he trade a hell of every body in the current Lakers roster except Ingram due to a lack of expectation. I was expecting the Lakers to use that on the Paul George Trade if anything but a number 27 pic. Indiana is not accepting a bench number 27 or 28 for Paul George are you kidding me ? contrary to what people seem to call it a B trade. I call it an F trade unless otherwise proven. I do not see how a 27 pic can be better than a number 2 pic. That is just too much of the chance to take. If this one turn out to be a miscalculation , it will have a grave consequences to the Lakers rebuilt. This fast trigger pulling may turn out to be a disaster. Years of time wasting. Paul George at 28 years old and LeBron 33 years old by the time they reach the Lakers if they ever coming with a bench of 27 pics hardly will be the answer for the golden state warriors unless they are expecting to bring more than that
I cannot Imagine the Lakers passing on the skills exhibited on this video . may be there is more to it that I do not know but out of shape can be easily fixed. Much has been said about ball shooting method. the man can create separation and shoot it from Downtown LA. defense is teachable specially when signs are there. Well The Philadelphia sixes had a chance to grab Brandon Ingram last year who was willing to play for some one who likes him regardless instead they concentrated on a Player who probably didnt even want to play for them and hasn’t play since then. You cannot force unwillingness on yours self and I cannot imagine how another team can force to take Lonzo Ball when his father is saying dont even try it . I cannot imagine any other team dealing with Lonzo Ball father antics. That will be something else. hard to Imagine . It may look like a war zone after all. Didn’t I tell you not to draft my son? What were you thinking.
Teams in the NBA will hire a player just to prevent him from going to a competitor. We Have seen It in the NBA time after time. For some reason The Lakers seem confident letting Jerry West go to their most competitor in the Clippers sharing the same city the same building knowing what Jerry Can do. Is it Ego Partly yes. It is about getting credit rather coming together for the same purpose winning a Championship togheter. A key to the car has been given to Magic Johnson so Magic wants to show he can drive the car without any body’s help . Jerry has been successful almost every where he has been , him been part of the Lakers will almost certainly take credit of any goods coming out of the Lakers few years to come. The problem is you have to produce and if you don’t , The Lakers fans aren’t going to seat down without challenging your ego. Let Imagine Jerry West Bring in on Board LeBron James instead of the Lakers and becomes a factor not only for a championship while the Lakers continu to improve their young core with a minimal impact . when before Jerry The Lakers seem like a favori to land Lebron and Jerry reverses the trend. History had told us ego can be a problem to society , Just ask Jim Buss he will tell you. it only pays if you find yourself on the good side. Any thing on the bad side may be so destructive , I do not know if it worth a try. Time will tell. They better get it right. I do not know if the Lakers fans will accept another 5 years of waiting and being deceived. Let hope they truly know what they are doing. In the past ego has proven to be the root cause of all problems.
D Angelo Russell as talented as he is scoring the ball he must be one of the worst on the ball point guard defender in the league histoire. 99.9 percent of the time, he just accompany the other player to the basket to score. I do not know if it is fixable. I certainly hope so. Other wise It will be a night mare trying to win a championship with him as a point guard. They are going to have to camouflage him some how.
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Lakers Nation. The passing of the ball by 2 of the best teams in the league was incredible. couple with the defense no wonder they are the 2 best teams in the league and when you add superstar status to them, it is Game over. Well, Coach Jeff Van Gandhi described it so well. Coincidently it is the Lakers problem specially of late. I have seen in games 3 Lakers standing side by side by themselves. common sense will tell you they must have some wide open players some where on the court so I need to start looking for they. Unfortunately, usually by the time they find them they are shooting 3 pointers unmolested as the result even the worse of the worse teams look good against the Lakers. this is the NBA . you leave professional players who’s job is to shoot hoops all day all night wide open. they will kill you. The statistics are only good with good defense and misleading with bad defense. The result of the Lakers loosing 11 out of 12 doesn’t lie. 3 killers to the Lakers game . late te defend , not passing the ball on the 4 quarter trying to play one on one ball, lazy running back on defense, and let add dumb turn overs to it. Not passing the half court line on time when the game is on the line. not reading the defense and passing to teammate when they should not. taking bad shots at the wrong time on the 4th quarter. perfect example the hornet game after the Lakers took the lead on the 4th by 6 points didnt score a basket again until was past . Clarkson playing one on one ball stepping out of bound behind the basket. almost loosing the ball again on exactly the same play he just steeped out of bound. nick young catch and shoot with no conscience. Randle forcing an attack by himself around the opposing team 2 players to the basket for an air bal instead of reading the defense and passing when they converge. It looks like watching the same seen over and over and over again without them learning. I mean. We have seen players came into this league and learn fast. perfect example durant and Russel after 2 years together they were already good enough to make the playoff. Curry and Thompson alike. The Lakers group may take a little longer than anticipated the learn curve being so slow. Do not Guess me wrong they are good players the learning process is just taking too long.